Date: 7/30/22 1:45 pm From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Subject: Payne County - Cinnamon Teal, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and other fall migrants
I took advantage of the cool weather today and birded all around the Stillwater area in Payne County.
There were lots of early migrants out there including some rarities - my best sightings were a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher along the Cimarron River at Hackelman Rd, and a Cinnamon Teal (male nonbreeding plumage) at the Cushing Water Treatment Plant. The teal sighting seems especially notable as there appear to be very few Oklahoma records east of I-35 outside of spring.
Also uncommon for Payne County in July were a Hooded Merganser at Cushing, a singing Alder Flycatcher at the OSU botanical garden, and a Swainson's Hawk along 68th st just west of the Cimmaron River.