Date: 1/28/19 7:20 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Noble County wanderings
Plentiful shrikes in Jackson and Tillman counties late last week (as
usual). A few in western Cimarron county earlier in the week, but alas, no
Northern.

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 8:07 PM O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
wrote:

> Hello OKBirders,
>
> Like a lot of you, even I got out for some birding on this lovely spring
> day! I decided to hit some spots in Noble County that I don’t normally get
> to, so I cruised around the Otoe Plains just west of Sooner Lake and ended
> up at Lake Perry just west of I-35 for I started heading back to
> Stillwater. I was mostly looking for shrikes (found none). I find some
> other neat things, though. My personal highlight was a little group of 5
> LeConte’s Sparrows that I flushed (one at a time) from a little patch of
> native grass at Lake Perry.
>
> Here are a few eBird checklists from me. Good birding,
> ~Tim O’Connell
> Stillwater
>
> Otoe Plains North, Noble, Oklahoma, US
> Jan 27, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
> 6.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Cruised around looking for shrikes today; didn't find a one.
> Found some other cool stuff, though.
> 19 species
>
> Snow Goose 3
> Cackling Goose 86
> Canada Goose 800
> Gadwall 10
> American Wigeon 1
> Mallard 3
> Ring-necked Duck 2
> Hooded Merganser 2
> Northern Harrier 2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> American Kestrel 1
> American Crow 7
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> European Starling 1
> American Tree Sparrow 4
> Song Sparrow 3
> Western Meadowlark 9
> Eastern Meadowlark 13
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52107417
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52107417&d=DwMGaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GoS0c2riyxwG5UCNohCBXQwCCVL9Q4q95tYAlm9b4OQ&s=h0hqMfhV34LA1npkvTNvFde5l_Guuv71xjnfr76lHCk&e=>
>
>
> Sooner Lake--Ranch Rd., Noble, Oklahoma, US
> Jan 27, 2019 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
> 11 species
>
> Cackling Goose 6
> Canada Goose 22
> American Wigeon 3
> Mallard 60
> Green-winged Teal 8
> Common Goldeneye 1
> Ring-billed Gull 12
> Double-crested Cormorant 1
> Northern Harrier 1
> Bald Eagle 1 immature – dark overall with white mottling in wing
> linings
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52107689
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52107689&d=DwMGaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GoS0c2riyxwG5UCNohCBXQwCCVL9Q4q95tYAlm9b4OQ&s=pFySXRiT-F8ojqv3_FLP6ZuDOoM066k8J1pjvsOUVgg&e=>
>
> Otoe Plains South, Noble, Oklahoma, US
> Jan 27, 2019 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
> 5.0 mile(s)
> 8 species
>
> Bald Eagle 1 immature – all dark with white linings; quite possibly
> the same individual seen about 20 minutes' previous at 177/Ranch Rd.
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> American Kestrel 1
> Horned Lark 35
> Smith's Longspur 2
> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Western Meadowlark 11
> Eastern Meadowlark 8
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52108150
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52108150&d=DwMGaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GoS0c2riyxwG5UCNohCBXQwCCVL9Q4q95tYAlm9b4OQ&s=9MNi4Nt6yF1HRiXHkaBB7LjPjQKJMLeguJlbZGDMMBQ&e=>
>
> Lake Perry, Noble, Oklahoma, US
> Jan 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 17 species
>
> Canada Goose 9
> Common Merganser 40
> Ring-billed Gull 16
> Herring Gull 3
> Double-crested Cormorant 21
> Red-tailed Hawk 3 2 Eastern Redtails, 1 Harlan's
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> American Crow 3
> Bewick's Wren 1 Have video of Bewick's Wren scolding me, with a
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet for a sidekick. Sadly, video would not load.
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> European Starling 168
> Dark-eyed Junco 2
> LeConte's Sparrow 5 All flushed one at a time at a distance of 2–3 m.
> Birds were in Little Bluestem, Broomsedge Bluestem, and Prairie Three-Awn
> patch and then flew to the Blackberry bramble in the photo. Did not have
> very well lit views of any of them, but one was seen well in silhouette,
> constantly flicking its wings. Another was lit well enough for me to see
> the plain, buffy breast and sparse, distinct streaks down the flanks.
> Song Sparrow 2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52109567
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52109567&d=DwMGaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GoS0c2riyxwG5UCNohCBXQwCCVL9Q4q95tYAlm9b4OQ&s=tSgXxD1RyT50hZrqQALuDZNn8qAzT5QDtpW8FkiyZV0&e=>
>

 
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