Date: 1/13/21 2:25 pm
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Re: Lake Hefner and Overholser
Thanks Matt and Jacob. Sounds like a couple laps helps 🙂!

From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Jacob Crissup <jcrissup...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Lake Hefner and Overholser

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I’ll piggy-back off of Matt’s response and say that I found the Black Scoter just north of that fishing pier mixed in with DCCOs & RBGUs, and the Surf Scoter just south but by itself further out. I missed the WWSCs on the first run. When I came back the WWSCs and SUSC were all together so the WWSCs must’ve been under water. I also would not have been able to identify the WWSCs or SUSC without my scope.. they were +150 yards off the shoreline on that day (1/10/2021). ALL were on that SW corner of the lake.

With the RNGR, I wasn’t sure if it was at PDP or the Docks but drove straight to the docks and found it on the north end next to the golf course, and just as LMays stated prior, was mixed in with a ton of PBGRs.


On Jan 13, 2021, at 3:36 PM, Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> wrote:

I birded both lakes today, yesterday, and day before yesterday. Saw and photographed a pair of WW Scoters yesterday at Overholser and saw these today ~1/4 mile south of the fishing pier. Lots of scaup & C-Goldeneye, did not find the reported Black Scoters and did not look for the Mute Swan below the dam.

Found the RN Grebe today north of the 2nd fishing pier as you drive toward Lake Hefner north of the harbor. Looked for the LT Duck north of Stars & Stripes Park and did not see it. Lots of Horned Grebe at Prairie Dog Point, did not see any Eared Grebe this week. You will find several Common Loon, yet to locate the reported Pacific Loon. I'm using binoculars only, no scope (own two !).

Matt Jung, OKC

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 2:23 PM Doug Wood <DWood...><mailto:<DWood...>> wrote:
Hi All. If anyone birds Lakes Hefner and Overholser tomorrow or Friday, would you post your list? I'm thinking about heading up there Saturday if the scoters and red-necked grebe hang around. Thanks, Doug.

Douglas R. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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