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9/24/18 12:54 pm Joan Ryshavy <jyshavy...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Re: Sandhill Cranes
9/24/18 10:13 am <danielcasey55...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Jewel Basin Hawk Watch
9/23/18 9:34 am <conundrumjp...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Re: Sandhill Cranes
9/23/18 8:56 am Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] BLVU
9/22/18 12:05 pm <caroleb...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Re: Sandhill Cranes
9/21/18 7:44 pm <vagapaddler...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Re: Sandhill Cranes
9/21/18 12:36 pm <caroleb...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Sandhill Cranes
9/19/18 8:08 pm <vagapaddler...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Spotted Sandpipers have departed Lewistown
9/18/18 11:50 am Gary Swant <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture Sat. Evening
9/17/18 5:53 pm Gary Swant <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture Sat. Evening
9/16/18 7:40 am 'Mike Schwitters' <schwit...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture Sat. Evening
9/16/18 12:02 am Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau-located [1 Attachment]
9/15/18 4:34 pm <kestrel374...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Re: Meandering Curlew
9/15/18 11:59 am Scott Heppel <scott.heppel...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Great Gray Owl fatality, Hwy 191 near mm 21 in Yellowstone NP, 15- September-2018 [1 Attachment]
9/15/18 9:53 am Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau-located
9/15/18 9:18 am 'Mike Schwitters' <schwit...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture---YES
9/14/18 10:13 pm <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Warm Springs WMA Survey - 09.14.18
9/14/18 9:38 pm Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau-located [1 Attachment]
9/14/18 9:32 pm Ernie Mckenzie <hornseeker...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau-located
9/14/18 7:14 pm 'Capoccia, Stella' <SCapoccia...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/14/18 2:38 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Update on Black Vulture
9/14/18 11:11 am 'Mike Schwitters' <schwit...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Choteau Black Vulture
9/14/18 10:47 am <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/14/18 1:22 am 'Sharon Dewart-Hansen' <smdewarthansen...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> RE: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/14/18 1:20 am Ernie Mckenzie <hornseeker...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/13/18 11:15 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/13/18 4:59 pm Ernie Mckenzie <hornseeker...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/13/18 4:26 pm Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/13/18 2:24 pm Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/13/18 10:51 am Sneed Collard <collard...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/13/18 10:44 am Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
9/6/18 12:14 pm <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Warm Spring WMA Survey - 09.05.18
9/6/18 10:55 am 'Capoccia, Stella' <SCapoccia...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> RE: [MOB-Montana] Warm Spring WMA Survey - 09.05.18
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9/4/18 8:13 pm <vagapaddler...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] House Wren building material stock pile
9/3/18 7:42 pm Ryan Justice <blackburnian151...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Mystery Sparrow [1 Attachment]
9/3/18 3:14 pm Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> Re: [MOB-Montana] Mystery Sparrow [1 Attachment]
9/3/18 3:05 pm Sneed Collard <collard...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Mystery Sparrow [1 Attachment]
8/31/18 3:34 pm <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Warm Springs WMA Survey - 08.30.18
8/31/18 5:19 am <gyorgy.szimuly...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Global Shorebird Counting 2018
8/28/18 10:59 pm <birder43...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Freezout P.M.
8/28/18 5:32 pm <vagapaddler...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] Re: fall migrants at the American Prairie Reserve (Phillips)
8/28/18 3:13 pm Andy Boyce <andyjboyce...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> [MOB-Montana] fall migrants at the American Prairie Reserve (Phillips)
 
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Date: 9/24/18 12:54 pm
From: Joan Ryshavy <jyshavy...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Re: Sandhill Cranes
John, the cat and i are watching a Rock Wren digging for insects among the stones and petrified wood outside my door--a gift.

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> On Sep 23, 2018, at 10:30 AM, <conundrumjp...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>
> Beside Cottonwood Reservoir, try Highway 86. From the T junction with Highway 89 drive the first five miles of 86 to the Gallatin Co. line. Early to mid morning would be best.
>
> John Parker
> Bozeman
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Date: 9/24/18 10:13 am
From: <danielcasey55...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Jewel Basin Hawk Watch
Mob-sters:


Just a heads up to those of you who might consider joining the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch at some point this season. It looks like this Tuesday and Wednesday will be stellar conditions for migration, with sun and fairly strong SW winds ahead of the next front. And with 28 surveys conducted so far this season, we have had below normal numbers. So from a "glass half-full" standpoint, we are overdue for a big pulse of Accipiters. Contact me off list at <danielcasey55...> if you would be interested in joining in. I will send directions and contact info for primary observers.


Here are our season totals (N = 838) to date:


Turkey Vulture: 0
Osprey: 5
Bald Eagle: 11
Northern Harrier: 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk: 365
Cooper's Hawk: 149
Northern Goshawk: 13
Accipiter, sp: 26
Broad-winged Hawk: 11
Swainson's Hawk: 2
Ferruginous Hawk: 0
Red-tailed Hawk: 113
Rough-legged Hawk: 0
Buteo, sp: 15
Golden Eagle: 46
American Kestrel: 33
Merlin: 13
Peregrine Falcon: 1
Prairie Falcon: 2
Gyrfalcon: 0
Falcon, sp: 3
Raptor, sp: 13


 

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Date: 9/23/18 9:34 am
From: <conundrumjp...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Re: Sandhill Cranes
Beside Cottonwood Reservoir, try Highway 86. From the T junction with Highway 89 drive the first five miles of 86 to the Gallatin Co. line. Early to mid morning would be best.

John Parker
Bozeman
 

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Date: 9/23/18 8:56 am
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] BLVU
After missing the bird for several days now, the Black Vulture has reappeared!.


Steve Wolff just got the best images I have seen so far.


Tim

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Birdman Productions LLC
P.O.Box 1124
69 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
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Date: 9/22/18 12:05 pm
From: <caroleb...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Re: Sandhill Cranes
Thank you!

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Date: 9/21/18 7:44 pm
From: <vagapaddler...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Re: Sandhill Cranes
Carole,


Cottonwood Reservoir just north of Wilsall should have some Sandhill Cranes. Filtered eBird 'Explore Species' for just the month of September fro the last ten years and see a high count of 43 on the 24th.


Hopefully you will get a current report here.


Mike Lesnik
Lewistown


 

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Date: 9/21/18 12:36 pm
From: <caroleb...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Sandhill Cranes
Has anyone seen sandhill cranes near Wilsall? I hear they migrate through that area this time of year.

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Date: 9/19/18 8:08 pm
From: <vagapaddler...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Spotted Sandpipers have departed Lewistown
MOB,


None seen on the Machler Rehab reach yesterday. They seemed to be near mid-summer thick on the Yellowstone River during a three day [14-16 Sept] float from Carbella to US 89; along with at least one Bald Eagle of various ages per mile.


Managed to get a couple of year shore birds on Wednesday at Devils Creek Landing, Fort Peck Reservoir picking up a friend that had kayak camped down from Carroll Landing.



Mike Lesnik
Lewistown

 

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Date: 9/18/18 11:50 am
From: Gary Swant <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture Sat. Evening
The BLVU was present today at the roost until 8:30 am.
Gary Swant
Deer Lodge

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> On Sep 17, 2018, at 6:52 PM, Gary Swant <birdmt...> wrote:
>
> The BLVU was seen by my wife and I at 6:00 pm on the corner of 8th and 8th on 09.17.18.
>
> Gary Swant
> Deer Lodge
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 16, 2018, at 8:12 AM, 'Mike Schwitters' <schwit...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>>
>> MOB,
>>
>> Finding the Choteau Black Vulture proved to be more difficult than anticipated.
>>
>> All 10 Turkey Vultures were in the tall cottonwoods, but no Black. Two of the five birders (including Barksdale) headed off north to search the neighborhood. They found it!! Two blocks north by itself in its own tree. It was north west of the intersection of 9th street and 9th Avenue NW. Good work! They added a new lifer for my wife.
>>
>> So lots of luck will be needed, probably.
>>
>> Mike Schwitters
>>
>> Choteau MT
>>
>>
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Date: 9/17/18 5:53 pm
From: Gary Swant <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture Sat. Evening
The BLVU was seen by my wife and I at 6:00 pm on the corner of 8th and 8th on 09.17.18.

Gary Swant
Deer Lodge

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> On Sep 16, 2018, at 8:12 AM, 'Mike Schwitters' <schwit...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>
> MOB,
>
> Finding the Choteau Black Vulture proved to be more difficult than anticipated.
>
> All 10 Turkey Vultures were in the tall cottonwoods, but no Black. Two of the five birders (including Barksdale) headed off north to search the neighborhood. They found it!! Two blocks north by itself in its own tree. It was north west of the intersection of 9th street and 9th Avenue NW. Good work! They added a new lifer for my wife.
>
> So lots of luck will be needed, probably.
>
> Mike Schwitters
>
> Choteau MT
>
>
> Virus-free. www.avast.com
>

 

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Date: 9/16/18 7:40 am
From: 'Mike Schwitters' <schwit...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture Sat. Evening
MOB,

Finding the Choteau Black Vulture proved to be more difficult than
anticipated.

All 10 Turkey Vultures were in the tall cottonwoods, but no Black. Two of
the five birders (including Barksdale) headed off north to search the
neighborhood. They found it!! Two blocks north by itself in its own tree.
It was north west of the intersection of 9th street and 9th Avenue NW. Good
work! They added a new lifer for my wife.

So lots of luck will be needed, probably.

Mike Schwitters

Choteau MT



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Date: 9/16/18 12:02 am
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau-located [1 Attachment]
Mobsters-

Since I don’t do email on my -phone and do not have internet at my house right now… And… I am selling 2 of my 3 pieces of property including my house, I am a bit busy and perhaps seemed distracted. I also only get the digest and so miss all of the updates etc...

Apologies for not giving out a ton of information but I had to do the research and the work. Everything came together today.

This evening about 4:44 pm, Mike Schwitters and I located the bird at point blank range and had 100% confirming looks- after it was originally spotted from above on a bluff overlooking the city. The bird came in to a roost low and fast, disrupting all the other birds. We jumped in the car drove down to the public streets and I finally spotted the smaller, blacker(with greenish cast) and whitish light grey tarsi, with white in the primaries and the classic blackish cowled wattles on the head and facial area. Bill is tipped with creamy yellow. Distinctive scoop shape etc.

Mike and I will document the bird and have over 200 images to work with.

I drove over 150 miles today following my hunches that the vultures are feeling on dying calves as well as roadkill.

The bird was originally found on Sept 11 in town, drinking water about 6 pm in the evening from a tire, planter where sprinkler water had accumulated. They did not want to be disturbed or surrounded by birders when it was posted. Also, Due to some weird timing, they did not want to post stuff right away- and of course- WE HAD NO EVIDENCE the bird was still here. I learned about this bird yesterday and saw the first images then. I was stunned.

So we finally found it.

In the last 2 weeks it sounds like a Vulture roost has formed nightly on the south side of 8th St. NW in Choteau. There, a series of very large Cottonwoods furnishes an excellent evening perch. These trees are also visible from 9th Ave NW. I suspect that if birders are standing on the street and the birds fly out in the morning - the Black Vulture will be found. If it returns to the roost on the night of the 15th then it will be relatively easy at that time too. But we of course have no guarantees. Cold nights will move these birds out at some time.

Anyway, it has now been a long day and I will drive back out to the house and sleep.

I hope Mike posted too.


Tim




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Date: 9/15/18 4:34 pm
From: <kestrel374...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Re: Meandering Curlew
Hi Joshua: Now that autumn is here I am reviewing and documenting curlew sightings. Is this the checklist where you found Solar and mate? https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44695577 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44695577
Thanks for reporting!


FYI Joshua and Dick and all: Solar is now near Merced National Wildlife Refuge and can be viewed at https://birdscanada.org/research/speciesatrisk/index.jsp?targetpg=lbcu&targetpg=lbcu https://birdscanada.org/research/speciesatrisk/index.jsp?targetpg=lbcu&targetpg=lbcu


I am not sure if he had a successful breeding season because he seems to have left Skookumchuck Prairie a bit early.

Dianne Cooper, Kimberley, BC

 

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Date: 9/15/18 11:59 am
From: Scott Heppel <scott.heppel...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Great Gray Owl fatality, Hwy 191 near mm 21 in Yellowstone NP, 15- September-2018 [1 Attachment]
<*>[Attachment(s) from Scott Heppel included below]

Drove south on Hwy 191 this morning to check on the Black Butte fire. From there to Divide Lake. Returning north about mm 21, I noticed a raven on a small dead creature on the east side of the road. Stopping to investigate, I was crushed to find a dead Great Gray Owl that had obviously been struck by a vehicle over night. This bird was not on the road the previous evening when I passed this spot. Too much speeding on this stretch of Hwy 191 through Yellowstone. All I could do was pull the remains off the highway and cry.

Scott Heppel
Gallatin County
15-Sep-2018



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Date: 9/15/18 9:53 am
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau-located
The bird was sighted this morning again, but it roosted somewhere else. I swung by and others reported that the Black flew in from another direction.


Tim


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Choteau, MT 59422

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> On Sep 14, 2018, at 10:37 PM, Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Tim. I will copy parts of this to the two Montana birding fb sites too.
>
> Jeff
>
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 9:06 PM Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> <mailto:<timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> <mailto:<MOB-Montana...>> wrote:
> [Attachment(s) <x-msg://12/#m_-8527687034509481090_TopText> from Timothy Barksdale included below]
> Mobsters-
>
>
> Since I don’t do email on my -phone and do not have internet at my house right now… And… I am selling 2 of my 3 pieces of property including my house, I am a bit busy and perhaps seemed distracted. I also only get the digest and so miss all of the updates etc...
>
> Apologies for not giving out a ton of information but I had to do the research and the work. Everything came together today.
>
> This evening about 4:44 pm, Mike Schwitters and I located the bird at point blank range and had 100% confirming looks- after it was originally spotted from above on a bluff overlooking the city. The bird came in to a roost low and fast, disrupting all the other birds. We jumped in the car drove down to the public streets and I finally spotted the smaller, blacker(with greenish cast) and whitish light grey tarsi, with white in the primaries and the classic blackish cowled wattles on the head and facial area. Bill is tipped with creamy yellow. Distinctive scoop shape etc.
>
> Mike and I will document the bird and have over 200 images to work with.
>
> I drove over 150 miles today following my hunches that the vultures are feeling on dying calves as well as roadkill..
>
> The bird was originally found on Sept 11 in town, drinking water about 6 pm in the evening from a tire, planter where sprinkler water had accumulated. They did not want to be disturbed or surrounded by birders when it was posted. Also, Due to some weird timing, they did not want to post stuff right away- and of course- WE HAD NO EVIDENCE the bird was still here. I learned about this bird yesterday and saw the first images then. I was stunned.
>
> So we finally found it.
>
> In the last 2 weeks it sounds like a Vulture roost has formed nightly on the south side of 8th St. NW in Choteau. There, a series of very large Cottonwoods furnishes an excellent evening perch. These trees are also visible from 9th Ave NW. I suspect that if birders are standing on the street and the birds fly out in the morning - the Black Vulture will be found. If it returns to the roost on the night of the 15th then it will be relatively easy at that time too. But we of course have no guarantees. Cold nights will move these birds out at some time.
>
> Anyway, it has now been a long day and I will drive back out to the house and sleep.
>
> I hope Mike posted too.
>
>
> Tim
>
>
>
>
> Timothy Barksdale
> Birdman Productions LLC
> P.O.Box 1124
> 69 Mountain View Dr.
> Choteau, MT 59422
>
> Birdman Adventures LLC
> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>
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>
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Date: 9/15/18 9:18 am
From: 'Mike Schwitters' <schwit...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture---YES
MOB,

Tim Barksdale's post about our search and observations of the Black Vulture
covers the adventure quite well. (Thanks Tim)

I would guess the best time to re-find the bird would the late afternoon.
Begin about 4:30 PM at the intersection of 8th St NW and 9 th Ave NW in the
northwest portion of residential Choteau. The vultures come into a big
cluster of tall cottonwoods southeast of that intersection. Then search the
Red-headed Turkey Vultures as they come into roost. Look for the one with
the BLACK head. (spotting scope big help) There were about 10-12 Turkey
Vultures and the one Black.The roost trees are well seen from the streets.
A neighbor said the vultures have been roosting there for about two weeks.

Good Luck.

Mike Schwitters

Choteau MT



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Date: 9/14/18 10:13 pm
From: <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Warm Springs WMA Survey - 09.14.18


WARM SPRINGS WMA REPORT – September 14, 2018.

This is the twenty-sixth survey for the 2018 season. Temperatures
ranged from 48 F to 65 F with clear skies and calm winds.

One new species today, a single Lincoln’s Sparrow. Total species
for the year is now at 138. Total individuals counted today were
48,735 in 40 species, compared to 23,061in 38 species last week. There
were 13 species of waterfowl. An increase in number of individuals and
decrease in species diversity is typical in fall counts.

SHOREBIRDS AND WADERS:

Shorebird species were present due to low water in ARCO Pond 2 in the
south end. They have lowered the water to re-calibrate instruments. I
am not sure how long the water will be low, but it has also caused the
water in ARCO Pond 3 to rise, so no mudflat in the south end of ARCO
Pond 3. There were 2- Semi-palmated Sandpipers, 2 – Baird’s
Sandpipers, 7 – Pectorial Sandpipers, 2 – Greater Yellowlegs, 1
– Lesser Yellowlegs, and 8 – Red-necked Phalaropes.

BIRDS OF INTEREST:

Besides the shorebirds, there were 592 Mallards, 263 Lesser Scaup,
and 46,592 American Coots, up from 21,043 last week. Coots are
definitely migrating south and made up 96% of all individuals seen.

SUMMARY:

ARCO PONDS

36 species, and 48,189 individuals. This made up 99 % of the total
birds.

SEWAGE PONDS

9 species, and 92 individuals. This made up

 

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Date: 9/14/18 9:38 pm
From: Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau-located [1 Attachment]
Thanks Tim. I will copy parts of this to the two Montana birding fb sites
too.

Jeff

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 9:06 PM Timothy Barksdale
<timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
wrote:

>
> [Attachment(s) <#m_-8527687034509481090_TopText> from Timothy Barksdale
> included below]
>
> Mobsters-
>
> Since I don’t do email on my -phone and do not have internet at my house
> right now… And… I am selling 2 of my 3 pieces of property including my
> house, I am a bit busy and perhaps seemed distracted. I also only get the
> digest and so miss all of the updates etc...
>
> Apologies for not giving out a ton of information but I had to do the
> research and the work. Everything came together today.
>
> This evening about 4:44 pm, Mike Schwitters and I located the bird at
> point blank range and had 100% confirming looks- after it was originally
> spotted from above on a bluff overlooking the city. The bird came in to a
> roost low and fast, disrupting all the other birds. We jumped in the car
> drove down to the public streets and I finally spotted the smaller,
> blacker(with greenish cast) and whitish light grey tarsi, with white in
> the primaries and the classic blackish cowled wattles on the head and
> facial area. Bill is tipped with creamy yellow. Distinctive scoop shape
> etc.
>
> Mike and I will document the bird and have over 200 images to work with.
>
> I drove over 150 miles today following my hunches that the vultures are
> feeling on dying calves as well as roadkill..
>
> The bird was originally found on Sept 11 in town, drinking water about 6
> pm in the evening from a tire, planter where sprinkler water had
> accumulated. They did not want to be disturbed or surrounded by birders
> when it was posted. Also, Due to some weird timing, they did not want to
> post stuff right away- and of course- WE HAD NO EVIDENCE the bird was still
> here. I learned about this bird yesterday and saw the first images then. I
> was stunned.
>
> So we finally found it.
>
> In the last 2 weeks it sounds like a Vulture roost has formed nightly on
> the south side of 8th St. NW in Choteau. There, a series of very large
> Cottonwoods furnishes an excellent evening perch. These trees are also
> visible from 9th Ave NW. I suspect that if birders are standing on the
> street and the birds fly out in the morning - the Black Vulture will be
> found. If it returns to the roost on the night of the 15th then it will be
> relatively easy at that time too. But we of course have no guarantees. Cold
> nights will move these birds out at some time.
>
> Anyway, it has now been a long day and I will drive back out to the house
> and sleep.
>
> I hope Mike posted too.
>
>
> Tim
>
>
>
> Timothy Barksdale
> Birdman Productions LLC
> P.O.Box 1124
> 69 Mountain View Dr.
> Choteau, MT 59422
>
> Birdman Adventures LLC
> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>
> <timothy.barksdale...>
>
>
>
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Date: 9/14/18 9:32 pm
From: Ernie Mckenzie <hornseeker...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau-located
Excellent.
Thanks you!

> On Sep 14, 2018, at 10:06 PM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>
> [Attachment(s) from Timothy Barksdale included below]
> Mobsters-
>
>
> Since I don’t do email on my -phone and do not have internet at my house right now… And… I am selling 2 of my 3 pieces of property including my house, I am a bit busy and perhaps seemed distracted. I also only get the digest and so miss all of the updates etc...
>
> Apologies for not giving out a ton of information but I had to do the research and the work. Everything came together today.
>
> This evening about 4:44 pm, Mike Schwitters and I located the bird at point blank range and had 100% confirming looks- after it was originally spotted from above on a bluff overlooking the city. The bird came in to a roost low and fast, disrupting all the other birds. We jumped in the car drove down to the public streets and I finally spotted the smaller, blacker(with greenish cast) and whitish light grey tarsi, with white in the primaries and the classic blackish cowled wattles on the head and facial area. Bill is tipped with creamy yellow. Distinctive scoop shape etc.
>
> Mike and I will document the bird and have over 200 images to work with.
>
> I drove over 150 miles today following my hunches that the vultures are feeling on dying calves as well as roadkill..
>
> The bird was originally found on Sept 11 in town, drinking water about 6 pm in the evening from a tire, planter where sprinkler water had accumulated. They did not want to be disturbed or surrounded by birders when it was posted. Also, Due to some weird timing, they did not want to post stuff right away- and of course- WE HAD NO EVIDENCE the bird was still here. I learned about this bird yesterday and saw the first images then. I was stunned.
>
> So we finally found it.
>
> In the last 2 weeks it sounds like a Vulture roost has formed nightly on the south side of 8th St. NW in Choteau. There, a series of very large Cottonwoods furnishes an excellent evening perch. These trees are also visible from 9th Ave NW. I suspect that if birders are standing on the street and the birds fly out in the morning - the Black Vulture will be found. If it returns to the roost on the night of the 15th then it will be relatively easy at that time too. But we of course have no guarantees. Cold nights will move these birds out at some time.
>
> Anyway, it has now been a long day and I will drive back out to the house and sleep.
>
> I hope Mike posted too.
>
>
> Tim
>
> <Black Vulture ChoteauMT.tiff>
>
>
> Timothy Barksdale
> Birdman Productions LLC
> P.O.Box 1124
> 69 Mountain View Dr.
> Choteau, MT 59422
>
> Birdman Adventures LLC
> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>
> <timothy.barksdale...>
>
>
>
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>
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>
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>
>

 

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Date: 9/14/18 7:14 pm
From: 'Capoccia, Stella' <SCapoccia...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
Amazing!!!!

Excuse the brevity, this was sent from my iPhone.


On Sep 13, 2018, at 5:22 PM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...><mailto:<timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...><mailto:<MOB-Montana...>> wrote:



Confirmed the photos!!! 100% Black Vulture.

Sheez - they thought it was a black CHICKEN!!!!

Tim

Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
P.O.Box 1124
69 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Somewhere in Missouri :)

<timothy.barksdale...><mailto:<timothy.barksdale...>

406-855-2473


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On Sep 13, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Sneed Collard <collard...><mailto:<collard...>> wrote:

Very exciting! Let us all know :)


On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:30 AM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...><mailto:<timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...><mailto:<MOB-Montana...>> wrote:



I am gathering evidence and will be looking for this individual today.

Tim


Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
P.O.Box 1124
69 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Somewhere in Missouri :)

<timothy.barksdale...><mailto:<timothy.barksdale...>

406-855-2473


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Date: 9/14/18 2:38 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Update on Black Vulture
MOB Folks,

I think the bird is still around. I had appointments in Great Falls all day yesterday.

I will post images on my facebook page later this afternoon- the four images taken by Glen Larson at his home on Ninth St. in Choteau. The bird came down to sip water out of a tire well to support flowers, basically a lawn ornament. The sprinkler system had filled up the stand and the Vulture came down to drink.

I learned about it yesterday. I found one TV at the junction of the Teton River and Hwy 89. This bird flew north over the meadows then east to the bluff line where it kept moving along the bluffs northward. I lost it but no other vultures appeared before I had to leave for me appointment with a realtor.

I am searching most of the day for the bird. We have heavy fog and very cold temperatures this morning.



Tim





Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
P.O.Box 1124
69 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Somewhere in Missouri :)

<timothy.barksdale...>

406-855-2473


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Date: 9/14/18 11:11 am
From: 'Mike Schwitters' <schwit...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Choteau Black Vulture
Just had a call from Barksdale. He's been looking for the BV all morning,
in spite of heavy fog, clear now. He has some photos from yesterday but has
a problem with a land owner and is prohibited from sharing them.

Mike Schwitters

Choteau MT



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Date: 9/14/18 10:47 am
From: <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
Damned iphone autocorrect! Crypto city = crypticity. This would be a great record for a species some of us have been expecting for years would show up in Montana . But why all the secrecy? Please, can we have some more details, and perhaps a photo posted? Would be good on the Montana Rare Bird Alert facebook site too.
Thanks,
Jeff Marks
 

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Date: 9/14/18 1:22 am
From: 'Sharon Dewart-Hansen' <smdewarthansen...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: RE: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
Where was this seen?











Sharon Dewart-Hansen

Helena, MT



From: <MOB-Montana...> <MOB-Montana...>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:24 PM
To: Sneed Collard <collard...>
Cc: <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau





Confirmed the photos!!! 100% Black Vulture.



Sheez - they thought it was a black CHICKEN!!!!



Tim



Timothy Barksdale

Birdman Productions LLC

P.O.Box 1124
69 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Somewhere in Missouri :)



<timothy.barksdale...> <mailto:<timothy.barksdale...>



406-855-2473





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On Sep 13, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Sneed Collard <collard...> <mailto:<collard...> > wrote:



Very exciting! Let us all know :)





On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:30 AM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> <mailto:<timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> <mailto:<MOB-Montana...> > wrote:







I am gathering evidence and will be looking for this individual today.



Tim





Timothy Barksdale

Birdman Productions LLC

P.O.Box 1124
69 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Somewhere in Missouri :)



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Date: 9/14/18 1:20 am
From: Ernie Mckenzie <hornseeker...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
Well, that would be a first!!
Though not out of the realm of possibility as Nat Geo says it is an uncommon stray to British Columbia and Yukon!

Good Luck!!!

> On Sep 13, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Sneed Collard <collard...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>
> Very exciting! Let us all know :)
>
>
>> On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:30 AM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> I am gathering evidence and will be looking for this individual today.
>>
>> Tim
>>
>>
>> Timothy Barksdale
>> Birdman Productions LLC
>> P.O.Box 1124
>> 69 Mountain View Dr.
>> Choteau, MT 59422
>>
>> Birdman Adventures LLC
>> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>>
>> <timothy.barksdale...>
>>
>> 406-855-2473
>>
>>
>> The information transmitted (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, is intended only for the person(s) or entity/entities to which it is addressed and might contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited. If you received this in error, plea se contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.
>>
>> In addition to the above, you may be receiving copyrighted material and be subject to violation of United States Laws.
>>
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>>
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/13/18 11:15 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
I am gathering evidence and will be looking for this individual today.

Tim


Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
P.O.Box 1124
69 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Somewhere in Missouri :)

<timothy.barksdale...> <mailto:<timothy.barksdale...>

406-855-2473


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Date: 9/13/18 4:59 pm
From: Ernie Mckenzie <hornseeker...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
Sooooo.... you gonna share?

> On Sep 13, 2018, at 3:24 PM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>
> Confirmed the photos!!! 100% Black Vulture.
>
>
> Sheez - they thought it was a black CHICKEN!!!!
>
> Tim
>
> Timothy Barksdale
> Birdman Productions LLC
> P.O.Box 1124
> 69 Mountain View Dr.
> Choteau, MT 59422
>
> Birdman Adventures LLC
> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>
> <timothy.barksdale...>
>
> 406-855-2473
>
>
> The information transmitted (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, is intended only for the person(s) or entity/entities to which it is addressed and might contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.
>
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>
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>
>> On Sep 13, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Sneed Collard <collard...> wrote:
>>
>> Very exciting! Let us all know :)
>>
>>
>>> On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:30 AM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I am gathering evidence and will be looking for this individual today.
>>>
>>> Tim
>>>
>>>
>>> Timothy Barksdale
>>> Birdman Productions LLC
>>> P.O.Box 1124
>>> 69 Mountain View Dr.
>>> Choteau, MT 59422
>>>
>>> Birdman Adventures LLC
>>> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>>>
>>> <timothy.barksdale...>
>>>
>>> 406-855-2473
>>>
>>>
>>> The information transmitted (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, is intended only for the person(s) or entity/entities to which it is addressed and might contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited. If you received this in error, plea se contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.
>>>
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>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/13/18 4:26 pm
From: Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
Where are the photos? Lots of crypto city seems to be going on here. I’m excited by the possibility that Black Vulture finally has been documented in Montana!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 13, 2018, at 2:24 PM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>
> Confirmed the photos!!! 100% Black Vulture.
>
>
> Sheez - they thought it was a black CHICKEN!!!!
>
> Tim
>
> Timothy Barksdale
> Birdman Productions LLC
> P.O.Box 1124
> 69 Mountain View Dr.
> Choteau, MT 59422
>
> Birdman Adventures LLC
> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>
> <timothy.barksdale...>
>
> 406-855-2473
>
>
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>> On Sep 13, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Sneed Collard <collard...> wrote:
>>
>> Very exciting! Let us all know :)
>>
>>
>>> On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:30 AM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I am gathering evidence and will be looking for this individual today.
>>>
>>> Tim
>>>
>>>
>>> Timothy Barksdale
>>> Birdman Productions LLC
>>> P.O.Box 1124
>>> 69 Mountain View Dr.
>>> Choteau, MT 59422
>>>
>>> Birdman Adventures LLC
>>> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>>>
>>> <timothy.barksdale...>
>>>
>>> 406-855-2473
>>>
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>>>
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Date: 9/13/18 2:24 pm
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
Confirmed the photos!!! 100% Black Vulture.

Sheez - they thought it was a black CHICKEN!!!!

Tim

Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
P.O.Box 1124
69 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Somewhere in Missouri :)

<timothy.barksdale...>

406-855-2473


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> On Sep 13, 2018, at 11:50 AM, Sneed Collard <collard...> wrote:
>
> Very exciting! Let us all know :)
>
>
>> On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:30 AM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> <mailto:<timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> <mailto:<MOB-Montana...>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> I am gathering evidence and will be looking for this individual today.
>>
>> Tim
>>
>>
>> Timothy Barksdale
>> Birdman Productions LLC
>> P.O.Box 1124
>> 69 Mountain View Dr.
>> Choteau, MT 59422
>>
>> Birdman Adventures LLC
>> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>>
>> <timothy.barksdale...> <mailto:<timothy.barksdale...>
>>
>> 406-855-2473
>>
>>
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>>
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Date: 9/13/18 10:51 am
From: Sneed Collard <collard...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
Very exciting! Let us all know :)


> On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:30 AM, Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>
>
>
> I am gathering evidence and will be looking for this individual today.
>
> Tim
>
>
> Timothy Barksdale
> Birdman Productions LLC
> P.O.Box 1124
> 69 Mountain View Dr.
> Choteau, MT 59422
>
> Birdman Adventures LLC
> Somewhere in Missouri :)
>
> <timothy.barksdale...> <mailto:<timothy.barksdale...>
>
> 406-855-2473
>
>
> The information transmitted (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, is intended only for the person(s) or entity/entities to which it is addressed and might contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited. If you received this in error, plea se contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.
>
> In addition to the above, you may be receiving copyrighted material and be subject to violation of United States Laws.
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Date: 9/13/18 10:44 am
From: Timothy Barksdale <timothy.barksdale...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Black Vulture in Choteau
I am gathering evidence and will be looking for this individual today.

Tim


Timothy Barksdale
Birdman Productions LLC
P.O.Box 1124
69 Mountain View Dr.
Choteau, MT 59422

Birdman Adventures LLC
Somewhere in Missouri :)

<timothy.barksdale...> <mailto:<timothy.barksdale...>

406-855-2473


The information transmitted (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, is intended only for the person(s) or entity/entities to which it is addressed and might contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

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Date: 9/6/18 12:14 pm
From: <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Warm Spring WMA Survey - 09.05.18


WARM SPRINGS WMA REPORT – September 5, 2018

This is the twenty-fifth survey for the 2018 season. Temperatures
ranged from 64 F to 80 F with clear skies and calm winds.

Total species for the year remains at 137 with no new species today.
Total individuals counted today were 23,061in 38 species. Last count
there were 10,141 in 50 species. There were 15 species of waterfowl.
An increase in number of individuals and decrease in species diversity
is typical in fall counts.

SHOREBIRDS AND WADERS:

Shorebird species were all but missing this week. There was 2 –
Spotted Sandpipers, 1 – Greater Yellowlegs, 4 – Wilson Phalaropes,
and 65 – Red-necked Phalaropes. The Red-necked Phalaropes would
represent migrants as there was only 16 last week. The typical large
mudflat on ARCO Pond 3 at the south end is not expected to develop
this year. Ground water is just too high.

BIRDS OF INTEREST:

· Besides the shorebirds, there were 830 Mallards, 329 Lesser Scaup,
and 21,043 American Coots, up from 7,953 last week. Coots are
definitely migrating south and made up 92% of all individuals seen.
Five Pied-billed Grebes were seen as well as 2 – Common Loons and a
single Bonaparte’s Gull. Passerines of interest were; 9 –
Yellow-rumped Warblers. Both Savannah and Vesper Sparrows are
gathering into flocks for migration.

SUMMARY:

ARCO PONDS

32 species, and 22,058 individuals. This made up 96 % of the total
birds.

SEWAGE PONDS

14 species, and 186 individuals. This made up

 

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Date: 9/6/18 10:55 am
From: 'Capoccia, Stella' <SCapoccia...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: RE: [MOB-Montana] Warm Spring WMA Survey - 09.05.18
Gosh, I love it when this goes to the group but my intent was to send it to one person.
Apologies!
Stella

From: <MOB-Montana...> [mailto:<MOB-Montana...>]
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 11:01 AM
To: <MOB-Montana...>; <birdmt...>
Subject: RE: [MOB-Montana] Warm Spring WMA Survey - 09.05.18


Nothing attached.
Also, is the proper name GoBirdMontana or Gobirdmontana? How do you use Caps and spaces. I need a reminder
S

From: <MOB-Montana...> [mailto:<MOB-Montana...>]
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:56 AM
To: '<mob-montana...>'
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Warm Spring WMA Survey - 09.05.18


Warm Springs WMA Report – September 5, 2018

This is the twenty-fifth survey for the 2018 season. Temperatures ranged from 64 F to 80 F with clear skies and calm winds.

Total species for the year remains at 137 with no new species today. Total individuals counted today were 23,061in 38 species. Last count there were 10,141 in 50 species. There were 15 species of waterfowl. An increase in number of individuals and decrease in species diversity is typical in fall counts.

Shorebirds and waders:

Shorebird species were all but missing this week. There was 2 – Spotted Sandpipers, 1 – Greater Yellowlegs, 4 – Wilson Phalaropes, and 65 – Red-necked Phalaropes. The Red-necked Phalaropes would represent migrants as there was only 16 last week. The typical large mudflat on ARCO Pond 3 at the south end is not expected to develop this year. Ground water is just too high.

Birds of Interest:


• Besides the shorebirds, there were 830 Mallards, 329 Lesser Scaup, and 21,043 American Coots, up from 7,953 last week. Coots are definitely migrating south and made up 92% of all individuals seen. Five Pied-billed Grebes were seen as well as 2 – Common Loons and a single Bonaparte’s Gull. Passerines of interest were; 9 – Yellow-rumped Warblers. Both Savannah and Vesper Sparrows are gathering into flocks for migration.


Summary:

ARCO Ponds
32 species, and 22,058 individuals. This made up 96 % of the total birds..
Sewage Ponds
14 species, and 186 individuals. This made up <1 % of the total birds..
Job Corps Ponds
6 species, and 243 individuals. This made up 1.5 % of the total birds.
Ducks Unlimited Ponds
10 species, and 574 individuals. This made up 3 % of the total birds.

Gary Swant
Deer Lodge



 

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Date: 9/6/18 10:01 am
From: 'Capoccia, Stella' <SCapoccia...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: RE: [MOB-Montana] Warm Spring WMA Survey - 09.05.18
Nothing attached.
Also, is the proper name GoBirdMontana or Gobirdmontana? How do you use Caps and spaces. I need a reminder
S

From: <MOB-Montana...> [mailto:<MOB-Montana...>]
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:56 AM
To: '<mob-montana...>'
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Warm Spring WMA Survey - 09.05.18


Warm Springs WMA Report – September 5, 2018

This is the twenty-fifth survey for the 2018 season. Temperatures ranged from 64 F to 80 F with clear skies and calm winds.

Total species for the year remains at 137 with no new species today. Total individuals counted today were 23,061in 38 species. Last count there were 10,141 in 50 species. There were 15 species of waterfowl. An increase in number of individuals and decrease in species diversity is typical in fall counts.

Shorebirds and waders:

Shorebird species were all but missing this week. There was 2 – Spotted Sandpipers, 1 – Greater Yellowlegs, 4 – Wilson Phalaropes, and 65 – Red-necked Phalaropes. The Red-necked Phalaropes would represent migrants as there was only 16 last week. The typical large mudflat on ARCO Pond 3 at the south end is not expected to develop this year. Ground water is just too high.

Birds of Interest:


• Besides the shorebirds, there were 830 Mallards, 329 Lesser Scaup, and 21,043 American Coots, up from 7,953 last week. Coots are definitely migrating south and made up 92% of all individuals seen. Five Pied-billed Grebes were seen as well as 2 – Common Loons and a single Bonaparte’s Gull. Passerines of interest were; 9 – Yellow-rumped Warblers. Both Savannah and Vesper Sparrows are gathering into flocks for migration.


Summary:

ARCO Ponds
32 species, and 22,058 individuals. This made up 96 % of the total birds..
Sewage Ponds
14 species, and 186 individuals. This made up <1 % of the total birds..
Job Corps Ponds
6 species, and 243 individuals. This made up 1.5 % of the total birds.
Ducks Unlimited Ponds
10 species, and 574 individuals. This made up 3 % of the total birds.

Gary Swant
Deer Lodge



 

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Date: 9/4/18 8:13 pm
From: <vagapaddler...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] House Wren building material stock pile
Had just about decided to dump it in the garbage, but after counting what I think took a phenomenal number of trips, of which only a dozen or so were noticed, I will store the stuffed full house and re-hang it next year.



For those would care to venture a guess of the number of sticks shown in the posted photos I will provide a suitable prize for closest [must be within 5 %].


Mike Lesnik
Lewistown



 

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Date: 9/3/18 7:42 pm
From: Ryan Justice <blackburnian151...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Mystery Sparrow [1 Attachment]
This looks good for Clay-colored.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 3, 2018, at 6:13 PM, Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>
> [Attachment(s) from Jeff Marks included below]
> Certainly what shows in the photo is wholly consistent with Clay-colored, as is your description.
>
> Jeff Marks
>
>> On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 3:05 PM Sneed Collard <collard...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>>
>> [Attachment(s) from Sneed Collard included below]
>> Hello All,
>>
>> I hope everyone is enjoying the start of fall migration! I know we are.
>> My dad and recently went to the Fort Missoula Gravel Quarry, seeing 49 species during the course of two hours! In a patch of tansy, accompanied by Lincoln's, White-crowned and others, we spotted what appeared to be a winter-plumaged Clay-colored Sparrow. It had the gray neck and clear face pattern, as well as a buffy front. We have not ever seen one in migration, though, and are still skeptical. If you could offer your opinions please that would be greatly appreciated.
>> Thank you,
>> Braden Collard
>> P.S. Sorry for the photo quality—this bird just did not want to be photographed!
>>
>
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------
> Jeff Marks
> Montana Bird Advocacy
> www.montanabirdadvocacy.org
> 406-396-3331
> ----------------------------------------
>

 

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Date: 9/3/18 3:14 pm
From: Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Mystery Sparrow [1 Attachment]
Certainly what shows in the photo is wholly consistent with Clay-colored,
as is your description.

Jeff Marks

On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 3:05 PM Sneed Collard <collard...>
[MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:

>
> [Attachment(s) <#m_-7781729688090988047_TopText> from Sneed Collard
> included below]
>
> Hello All,
> I hope everyone is enjoying the start of fall migration! I know we are.
> My dad and recently went to the Fort Missoula Gravel Quarry, seeing 49
> species during the course of two hours! In a patch of tansy, accompanied by
> Lincoln's, White-crowned and others, we spotted what appeared to be a
> winter-plumaged Clay-colored Sparrow. It had the gray neck and clear face
> pattern, as well as a buffy front. We have not ever seen one in migration,
> though, and are still skeptical. If you could offer your opinions please
> that would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Braden Collard
> P.S. Sorry for the photo quality—this bird just did not want to be
> photographed!
>
>


--
----------------------------------------
Jeff Marks
Montana Bird Advocacy
www.montanabirdadvocacy.org
406-396-3331
----------------------------------------

 

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Date: 9/3/18 3:05 pm
From: Sneed Collard <collard...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Mystery Sparrow [1 Attachment]
Hello All,
I hope everyone is enjoying the start of fall migration! I know we are.
My dad and recently went to the Fort Missoula Gravel Quarry, seeing 49 species during the course of two hours! In a patch of tansy, accompanied by Lincoln's, White-crowned and others, we spotted what appeared to be a winter-plumaged Clay-colored Sparrow. It had the gray neck and clear face pattern, as well as a buffy front. We have not ever seen one in migration, though, and are still skeptical. If you could offer your opinions please that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Braden Collard
P.S. Sorry for the photo quality—this bird just did not want to be photographed!

 

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Date: 8/31/18 3:34 pm
From: <birdmt...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Warm Springs WMA Survey - 08.30.18


WARM SPRINGS WMA REPORT – August 23, 2018

This is the twenty-fourth survey for the 2018 season. Temperatures
ranged from 46 F to 69 F with clear skies and calm winds.

Total species for the year remains at 137 with no new species today.
Total individuals counted today were 10,141 in 50 species. Last count
there were 4,256 in 52 species. There were 13 species of waterfowl.

SHOREBIRDS AND WADERS:

Shorebird species continue to migrate through in small numbers, but
less than last week;

1 – Killdeer, 4- Spotted Sandpiper, 8 – Bairds Sandpipers, 6 -
Wilson’s Phalaropes, and 16 – Red-necked Phalaropes. All ponds
have very high water, and I suspect that birds are continuing to fly
south looking for suitable habitat. The typical large mudflat on ARCO
Pond 3 at the south end is not expected to develop this year. Ground
water is just to high.

BIRDS OF INTEREST:

Besides the shorebirds, there were 1,082 Mallards, 444 Lesser Scaup,
and 7,953 American Coot. One Sora was seen. Passerines of interest
were; 1 – Gray Catbird, 1 – Orange-crowned Warbler, and 1 –
Yellow Warbler.

SUMMARY:

ARCO PONDS

34 species, and 9,348 individuals. This made up 93% of the total
birds.

SEWAGE PONDS

10 species, and 120 individuals. This made up 2% of the total birds.


JOB CORPS PONDS

9 species, and 74 individuals. This made up 1% of the total birds.

DUCKS UNLIMITED PONDS

17 species, and 599 individuals. This made up 6% of the total birds.


Gary Swant

Deer Lodge



 

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Date: 8/31/18 5:19 am
From: <gyorgy.szimuly...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Global Shorebird Counting 2018
Hello Fellow Birdwatchers,


I’d like to invite you to take part the Global Shorebird Counting Program of World Shorebirds Day to be held between 5–11 September 2018. This is a global initiative, and the shorebird equivalent of the ‘Global Big Day’ organised by eBird. All I ask from you to go out birding between these dates, what you love to do anyway, and share your data via eBird.


We now have a simple information sheet of the program in multiple languages. Please find it here:
https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/supporting-local-communication/ https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/supporting-local-communication/


Further information of Global Shorebird Counting can be found on our website:
https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/globalshorebirdcounting/ https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/globalshorebirdcounting/


I hope you take two minutes to register your site and we will soon see you among the contributors.


Best wishes, Szimi
______________

Gyorgy Szimuly
World Shorebirds Day Organiser
<shorebirdsday...>
https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/worldshorebirdsday https://www.facebook.com/worldshorebirdsday
https://twitter.com/ShorebirdsDay https://twitter.com/ShorebirdsDay





 

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Date: 8/28/18 10:59 pm
From: <birder43...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Freezout P.M.
MOB, checked out Freezout this late afternoon. It was pretty quiet for the shorebirds. Only shorebird seen was one Baird's Sandpiper, on what I saw was the only decent mud flat near the Rattlesnake outhouse on the far side of the lake. Other birds worth a note are-- saw 8 White-faced Ibis on Pond 3, also near that spot saw one American Bittern, along the Mud Road saw one Loggerhead Shrike, along the same road saw one Merlin, and to end it all up saw one juvenile Ferruginous Hawk along the Mud road as well. All for now good birding Larry Carter.
 

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Date: 8/28/18 5:32 pm
From: <vagapaddler...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] Re: fall migrants at the American Prairie Reserve (Phillips)
Andy's Blue-headed Vireo photos can be found in the right side-bar "Recent Visits"
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:55 PM Mike Lesnik
Lewistown

 

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Date: 8/28/18 3:13 pm
From: Andy Boyce <andyjboyce...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: [MOB-Montana] fall migrants at the American Prairie Reserve (Phillips)
Hey all,
I've had the pleasure of regularly birding an exceptional patch of riparian
habitat along Telegraph Creek near the American's Prairie Reserve (APR)
headquarters about an hour south of Malta for the past week or so. We
haven't had a ton of turnover but there have been several good birds for
the area. Below is a short, arbitrary list of highlights, see eBird for
details and photos. FYI -- APR lands are open to the public and there is a
campground/RV court just north of the HQ. See website for info;
https://www.americanprairie.org/

Blackpoll Warbler (2)
Tennessee Warbler (2)
Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
American Redstart (4)
Northern Waterthrush (4)
Blue-headed Vireo (1)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
Long-eared Owl (1)
Black-headed Grosbeak (8)

Best,
Andy Boyce


--
*Andy J. Boyce, Ph.D.*
Conservation Ecologist
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute | American Prairie Reserve
44704 Regina Rd, Malta, MT 59538
401-440-2748
Twitter: @andyjboyce | IG: @aj_bio
My personal website <https://andyjboyce.weebly.com/>

 

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