Date: 9/24/18 3:15 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Fwd: Lake Atlalanta, Rogers, this weekend
My Blue-green Gnatcatcher is of course a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ctboyles...>
> Subject: Re: Lake Atlalanta, Rogers, this weekend
> Date: September 24, 2018 at 2:21:45 PM CDT
> To: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
>
> Sounds like it was quite productive!
>
> Dottie
>
> On Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:46:38 -0500, Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
> wrote:
>> Due to stuff needed to be done at the house this year I have done very
>> little birding. Except in the back yard which has been terrific. The
>> White-winged Doves moved on as of two weeks ago.
>>
>> I went with Karen Garrett to frog bayou for the Swallow-tailed Kite and
>> Roseate Spoonbills a couple of weekends ago.
>>
>> This weekend I decided it was going to be a Warbler Weekend due in part
> to
>> everyones posts of Warblers.
>> This is not a complete list due partly to light conditions and due to
> the
>> birds move to dang fast and the trees still have too many leaves on
> them.
>> That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
>>
>>
>>
>> Friday, Karen Garrett and I went to Lake Atalanta, there is still
> unending
>> construction going on.
>> It was heavily overcast. We stayed near a parking area where a house
> used
>> to be at the base of the upper trail between the rest rooms and the
> former
>> house’s driveway. On the North side of the lake. I think.
>>
>> We got there around 10 AM after the morning rain stopped and stayed 'til
> 1
>> PM. when it at started to drizzle again. Lighting was not particularly
>> good. Heavily overcast. There is a large Sycamore Tree there and the
> birds
>> were at the top, of course. Karen please feel free to add to the list.
> For
>> a small area it was pretty birdy.
>>
>> Summer Tanager , Yellow 1
>> Baltimore Oriole, Adult male 1
>> Carolina Chickadee, numerous
>> Tufted Titmouse, numerous
>> Blue-green Gnatcatcher 1
>> Carolina Wren 2
>> Nashville Warbler, several
>> Kentucky Warbler, chips heard by Karen. They nest in that area.
>> Gray Catbirds, numerous
>> Robins, numerous
>> Swainson’s Thrush 1
>> Yellow Warbler 1
>> Red-eyed Vireo 2 this is not a complete list, there were a lot of "what
>> the heck was that"?
>>
>> Afterward we went to the Charlie Craig fish hatchery.
>>
>> There wasn’t a lot but what we saw was great. It was raining when we
>> arrived, there was a flock of about 20 ducks that we thought was
>> Blue-winged Teal and one White-faced Ibis. 2 Belted Kingfishers,
>> Starlings.Pied-billed grebe. We did not see a lot of anything else.
>>
>> Later that afternoon after a call from Joe Neal I went back looking for
> a
>> Tern seen by hatchery personnel.
>> There were a few misc peeps I couldn’t I.D. Killdeer, 2 Great Egrets,
> 2
>> Green Heron, several Great Blue Heron, no Tern.
>>
>>
>>
>> Saturday, Lake Atalanta with Lea Crisp.
>>
>> We spent our time on the upper trail and to just past Frisco Spring.
>>
>> Again, the birds we found we backlit, or so high we had difficulty with
>> the ID,but we did find birds. There were a lot birds moving high through
>> the trees on the trail between the spring and the Gazebo, what we could
> ID
>> was mostly on that upper trail.
>>
>> Blue Jays
>> Orange-crowned Warbler
>> Hooded Warbler, female
>> Nashville Warbler, several
>> Black & White Warbler
>> Robins
>> Catbirds
>> Titmice
>> Carolina Wrens
>> Red-eyed Vireos
>> Kinglet, backlit.
>> Am. Redstarts. 4 females at least.
>>
>> I also heard the Barred Owl calling from far off.
>>
>>
>> Sunday went back to the lake by myself.
>>
>> The lighting was better.
>>
>> I managed to get a few decent photos too.
>>
>> Chestnut-sided Warbler
>> Red-eyed Vireo
>> Yellow Warbler
>> Marsh Wren, a complete surprise
>> Common Yellowthroat
>> Osprey in a tree with a fish
>>
>> no photos
>> American Redstart, Male
>> Kentucky Warbler where Karen heard one Friday
>> White-eyed Vireo
>> Northern Parula, male , backlit photo
>> Nashville Warbler
>> Blue Jays 3
>> Robins,numerous
>> Catbirds,numerous
>> Carolina Chickadee, numerous
>> Titmouse, numerous
>> RT Hummers were numerous at the Jewelweed
>>
>>
>> Fish Hatchery
>>
>> Great Egret 1
>> Great Blue Heron 5
>> Belted Kingfisher 2
>> Pied-billed Grebe 1
>> DC Cormorant 1
>> Killdeer 20
>> Starlings
>> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
>>
>>
>> 20 doves in the snag by the hatchery south fence
>> 10 Mourning Doves
>> 10 EC Doves
>> Bald Eagle above the doves.
>>
>> And a second Bald Eagle in the snag by the observation tower.
>>
>>
>> Jacque Brown
>> <bluebird2...>


 
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