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8/21/17 9:31 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Three Brown Boobies - Causeway 20 August
8/21/17 9:01 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Blue-winged warbler Folsom backyard
8/21/17 7:55 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Blue-winged warbler Folsom backyard
8/21/17 6:25 am thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] Whooping Crane Video
8/20/17 4:22 pm thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] American Avocets
8/19/17 11:08 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
8/19/17 9:39 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
8/18/17 8:32 pm thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] Short-billed Dowitcher
8/18/17 6:57 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
8/18/17 6:16 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
8/18/17 4:16 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] Catahoula NWR Bushley Bayou Unit 8/18/17
8/18/17 3:25 pm Joelle Finley <jjf1946...> [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
8/17/17 5:36 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
8/16/17 8:02 pm Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> Re: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
8/16/17 7:29 pm Holly Morales <tashayoda3...> Re: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
8/16/17 7:14 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
8/16/17 7:09 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
8/16/17 3:14 pm Philip Bradley <pbradley60...> [LABIRD-L] Mockingbird behavior
8/15/17 11:09 am Larry Raymond <0000014505365302-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kite
8/14/17 6:19 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbill more numerous now
8/14/17 5:28 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbill more numerous now
8/13/17 10:34 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbills in Metairie
8/13/17 7:45 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Roadrunner prey
8/13/17 7:03 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> [LABIRD-L] Roadrunner prey
8/12/17 12:55 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbills in Metairie
8/12/17 12:53 pm Philip Bradley <pbradley60...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Interesting Greater Roadrunner
8/12/17 12:43 pm bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Interesting Greater Roadrunner
8/12/17 12:38 pm Chris Johnston <cmjohnston...> [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbills in Metairie
8/12/17 4:25 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Interesting Greater Roadrunner
8/11/17 5:15 pm William Matthews <willie_lilly...> [LABIRD-L] Interesting Greater Roadrunner
8/11/17 4:06 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] photos needed of New Orleans birds for a nola.com article
8/10/17 10:23 pm thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] Cave Swallows
8/10/17 3:19 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] possible Sharp-shinned Hawk in Jena
8/9/17 12:54 pm Nancy Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
8/7/17 5:24 pm Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Migrating Orchard Orioles
8/7/17 4:44 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Migrating Orchard Orioles
8/6/17 5:46 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Cardinalmania
8/6/17 5:19 pm Supreet Sahoo <supreet.sahoo...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Hummer ID
8/6/17 9:26 am Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Western Wintering Hummingbird Reporting
8/5/17 9:24 pm Dobbs <dntdobbs...> [LABIRD-L] rufous hummingbird
8/5/17 5:46 pm Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Re: [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.
8/5/17 4:40 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.
8/5/17 2:48 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.
8/5/17 12:11 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.
8/4/17 10:20 am Richard Greig <0000009dca62f1fd-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Upland sandpipers - Powhatan, La
8/4/17 2:59 am thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] Staging Purple Martins
8/4/17 2:50 am Cathy DiSalvo <cedisalvo1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
8/3/17 8:58 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites at Kinder Elementary School
8/3/17 7:39 am Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Re: [LABIRD-L] catbird fledgling
8/3/17 6:00 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> [LABIRD-L] catbird fledgling
8/2/17 9:43 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Yellow Warbler movement
8/1/17 10:00 am John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron/SWLA highlights Sunday-Monday
8/1/17 3:26 am thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] White-eyed Vireo
7/31/17 3:00 pm Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
7/31/17 1:30 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
7/31/17 1:19 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] STKIs?
7/31/17 1:19 pm Wise, Jon <Wise...> [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
7/31/17 1:05 pm Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...> [LABIRD-L] STKIs?
7/28/17 10:03 am Melvin Weber <mweber...> [LABIRD-L] Short-tailed Hawk
7/28/17 8:54 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Worm-eating warbler
7/28/17 7:16 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Worm-eating warbler
7/28/17 6:03 am Melvin Weber <mweber...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron
7/27/17 8:29 pm thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] Golden-winged Warbler
7/25/17 2:18 pm Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> [LABIRD-L] Wood Stork and Wading Bird event August 12, 2017 7am
7/25/17 12:31 pm Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> [LABIRD-L] Best birding cameras? (was Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown Booby)
7/24/17 4:55 pm thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> [LABIRD-L] Brown Booby
7/22/17 5:11 pm Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> [LABIRD-L] Fall warbler migration has started (in my yard, anyway)
7/22/17 9:16 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Northern Cardinal vs Ruby-throated Hummingbird
7/22/17 9:16 am Melvin Weber <mweber...> [LABIRD-L] BC Spillway migration
 
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Date: 8/21/17 9:31 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Three Brown Boobies - Causeway 20 August
Yesterday while traveling southbound on the Causeway returning from Abita
Springs, I had two adult Brown Boobies at mile marker 16.4 (St. Tammany
waters) and a third adult at mile marker 10.3 (Jefferson waters). -j

--
James W. Beck
Marrero, Louisiana
<loxosceles928...>
 

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Date: 8/21/17 9:01 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Blue-winged warbler Folsom backyard
It looks like the link didn't paste....
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38747361

On Aug 21, 2017 9:55 AM, "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...> wrote:

> Hi,
> There was a flurry of activity in my backyard around 7:15. Grabbed my nocs
> and went out to see what was out there ( in my pajamas). First was a really
> fast Hooded warbler, then I was rewarded with a fine looking Blue-winged
> warbler.
> Link below if curious.
> checklist/S38747361
> Best,
> Janine Robin
> Folsom LA
> St Tammany parish (NW corner)
>
 

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Date: 8/21/17 7:55 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Blue-winged warbler Folsom backyard
Hi,
There was a flurry of activity in my backyard around 7:15. Grabbed my nocs
and went out to see what was out there ( in my pajamas). First was a really
fast Hooded warbler, then I was rewarded with a fine looking Blue-winged
warbler.
Link below if curious.
checklist/S38747361
Best,
Janine Robin
Folsom LA
St Tammany parish (NW corner)
 

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Date: 8/21/17 6:25 am
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Whooping Crane Video
Different Look: A Whooping Crane walking in a South Louisiana Crawfish
Pond. Notice the Crawfish traps and the Black-necked Stilts beside them.

https://goo.gl/photos/229QDpxLDCmQLBXz5

Best,
Tom
 

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Date: 8/20/17 4:22 pm
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] American Avocets
Saw some American Avocets playing "Follow the Leader" this past Friday

https://goo.gl/photos/kfGZpnKjwGmvqgmy9
 

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Date: 8/19/17 11:08 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
It occurs to me that Northern Bobwhite and Wild Turkey also fit the pattern.


Peter

________________________________
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:39:18 AM
To: Peter H Yaukey
Cc: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera

love da comments!

Bill Fontenot

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 18, 2017, at 8:16 PM, Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> wrote:
>
> Interesting date for south of the Lake also- they are essentially absent on the South Shore as breeders.
>
>
> PY
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 5:25:01 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
>
> Dear LABIRDERS,
>
> The Fox 8 TV station in New Orleans caught this guy preening in front of
> it's camera on it's roof a couple of days ago. Pretty special! Thanks to
> Chad Almquist for sharing.
>
> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FFOX8NOLA%2Fvideos%2F10155849050679610%2F&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C8956ab8c8d14495c605508d4e687fc01%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=TR3TwqrpUx6V%2Fct%2B%2FP5YU25l1zokjgMXo5lXqA2RbG8%3D&reserved=0
>
> Joelle Finley, New Orleans
>
> NOTICE: This message, including all attachments transmitted with it, is intended solely for the use of the Addressee(s) and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL, and/or EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you received this communication in error, please destroy all copies of the message, whether in electronic or hard copy format, as well as attachments and immediately contact the sender by replying to this email or contact the sender at the telephone numbers listed above. Thank you!
 

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Date: 8/19/17 9:39 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
love da comments!

Bill Fontenot

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 18, 2017, at 8:16 PM, Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> wrote:
>
> Interesting date for south of the Lake also- they are essentially absent on the South Shore as breeders.
>
>
> PY
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 5:25:01 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
>
> Dear LABIRDERS,
>
> The Fox 8 TV station in New Orleans caught this guy preening in front of
> it's camera on it's roof a couple of days ago. Pretty special! Thanks to
> Chad Almquist for sharing.
>
> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FFOX8NOLA%2Fvideos%2F10155849050679610%2F&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C8956ab8c8d14495c605508d4e687fc01%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=TR3TwqrpUx6V%2Fct%2B%2FP5YU25l1zokjgMXo5lXqA2RbG8%3D&reserved=0
>
> Joelle Finley, New Orleans
>
> NOTICE: This message, including all attachments transmitted with it, is intended solely for the use of the Addressee(s) and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL, and/or EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you received this communication in error, please destroy all copies of the message, whether in electronic or hard copy format, as well as attachments and immediately contact the sender by replying to this email or contact the sender at the telephone numbers listed above. Thank you!
 

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Date: 8/18/17 8:32 pm
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Short-billed Dowitcher
This Short-billed Dowitcher was too busy feeding to look up and notice his
picture was being taken today.

Click to enlarge for a better look.

https://goo.gl/photos/Ym28XKgwmZnsgTfF7
 

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Date: 8/18/17 6:57 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
LABirders:


Prompted by a discussion off LAbird with Joelle just now, here is a list (from memory) of other species that classically nest on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, but are absent from the South Shore at that season despite seemingly adequate habitat (thus, it does not include exclusively pinewoods birds because that habitat is missing south of the lake). If anyone can think of another species that fits that pattern, please throw it in the mix...


American Kestrel
Swallow-tailed Kite
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-throated Vireo
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Wood Thrush
Swainson's Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
American Redstart
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Blue Grosbeak

I also used to put Northern Rough-winged Swallow and Eastern Bluebird on the list, but they are (seems to me) more regular nesters on the South Shore now than a few decades ago.

PY




________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 8:16 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera

Interesting date for south of the Lake also- they are essentially absent on the South Shore as breeders.


PY

________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 5:25:01 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera

Dear LABIRDERS,

The Fox 8 TV station in New Orleans caught this guy preening in front of
it's camera on it's roof a couple of days ago. Pretty special! Thanks to
Chad Almquist for sharing.

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FFOX8NOLA%2Fvideos%2F10155849050679610%2F&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C8956ab8c8d14495c605508d4e687fc01%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=TR3TwqrpUx6V%2Fct%2B%2FP5YU25l1zokjgMXo5lXqA2RbG8%3D&reserved=0

Joelle Finley, New Orleans

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Date: 8/18/17 6:16 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
Interesting date for south of the Lake also- they are essentially absent on the South Shore as breeders.


PY

________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 5:25:01 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera

Dear LABIRDERS,

The Fox 8 TV station in New Orleans caught this guy preening in front of
it's camera on it's roof a couple of days ago. Pretty special! Thanks to
Chad Almquist for sharing.

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FFOX8NOLA%2Fvideos%2F10155849050679610%2F&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C8956ab8c8d14495c605508d4e687fc01%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=TR3TwqrpUx6V%2Fct%2B%2FP5YU25l1zokjgMXo5lXqA2RbG8%3D&reserved=0

Joelle Finley, New Orleans

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Date: 8/18/17 4:16 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Catahoula NWR Bushley Bayou Unit 8/18/17
labirders,

I birded the part of Catahoula NWR Bushley Bayou Unit accessed from
Minnow Ponds Road this morning. Catahoula Parish. One of my usual birding
locations, but I had neglected to walk the levees around the three shallow,
impoundments in recent months, so with southbound shorebird season here, I
figured I should get out there. Glad I did. Nothing spectacular, but there
were Killdeer (12), Least Sandpiper (18), Pectoral Sandpiper (16, my FOS),
Spotted Sandpiper (4), Greater Yellowlegs (6), and possibly more among the
grass that I didn't get to have a good look at before a Cooper's Hawk, on
it's second attempt at catching something from this shorebird buffet, sent
most of them packing toward the private shiner ponds across the road.
Found Kentucky (2 - 1 singing, both seen), Swainson's (1 calling and
briefly seen), Hooded (singing, a half-hearted rendition), and Prothonotary
(2 calling and seen) Warblers at the spot where they were reliable this
breeding season (Green's Creek, by the bridge). I hadn't found KY Warbler
in weeks, so it was a nice maybe-goodbye for the year for that species.
eBird list:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38704866

Jonathan Clark
Jena, LA
 

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Date: 8/18/17 3:25 pm
From: Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Surprise visitor to a TV weather camera
Dear LABIRDERS,

The Fox 8 TV station in New Orleans caught this guy preening in front of
it's camera on it's roof a couple of days ago. Pretty special! Thanks to
Chad Almquist for sharing.

https://www.facebook.com/FOX8NOLA/videos/10155849050679610/

Joelle Finley, New Orleans
 

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Date: 8/17/17 5:36 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
Ha!


PY

________________________________
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:01:58 PM
To: Peter H Yaukey
Cc: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article

Well, Peter, you have a career in modeling optic wear for birders' catalogues if you want one!

Wendy

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 9:09 PM, Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...><mailto:<PYaukey...>> wrote:
LAbirders:


The article for which I solicited photos from the New Orleans area is now published on nola.com<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnola.com&data=01%7C01%<7CPYaukey...>%7C6c5c85f9f4484125149908d4e51c5423%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=ifSeouCcqL4QF2yEkeuSnJZ3TKwZSTufsHvmkuWgn%2FA%3D&reserved=0>, at http://blog.nola.com/westbank/2017/08/what_are_these_slender_birds_i.html<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.nola.com%2Fwestbank%2F2017%2F08%2Fwhat_are_these_slender_birds_i.html&data=01%7C01%<7CPYaukey...>%7C6c5c85f9f4484125149908d4e51c5423%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=E4N2YAAIDwqU67NLfeofjIclzpwwobrw2%2B4f4HhUpQg%3D&reserved=0>


I sent them an awesome lineup of photos taken by LaBirders in the New Orleans region, as they requested, but for some reason they decided only to include a few photos of me wearing/using binoculars, and no birds. Oh well, I tried!


Thanks to all who sent. I must say I was very impressed with the photographic skills of Labirders- you all are doing some really fine work.


Peter



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Date: 8/16/17 8:02 pm
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
Well, Peter, you have a career in modeling optic wear for birders'
catalogues if you want one!

Wendy

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 9:09 PM, Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> wrote:

> LAbirders:
>
>
> The article for which I solicited photos from the New Orleans area is now
> published on nola.com, at http://blog.nola.com/westbank/
> 2017/08/what_are_these_slender_birds_i.html
>
>
> I sent them an awesome lineup of photos taken by LaBirders in the New
> Orleans region, as they requested, but for some reason they decided only to
> include a few photos of me wearing/using binoculars, and no birds. Oh
> well, I tried!
>
>
> Thanks to all who sent. I must say I was very impressed with the
> photographic skills of Labirders- you all are doing some really fine work.
>
>
> Peter
>
>
>
> NOTICE: This message, including all attachments transmitted with it, is
> intended solely for the use of the Addressee(s) and may contain information
> that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL, and/or EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE under
> applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby
> notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the
> information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you received this
> communication in error, please destroy all copies of the message, whether
> in electronic or hard copy format, as well as attachments and immediately
> contact the sender by replying to this email or contact the sender at the
> telephone numbers listed above. Thank you!
>
 

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Date: 8/16/17 7:29 pm
From: Holly Morales <tashayoda3...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
Nola.com id'd the little blue as a snowy, unfortunately. I have
experience with reporters tagging along on Christmas bird counts. They
also, just wanted photos of the birders and not the birds. I guess a
little publicity for birds and birders is better than none, though.

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 9:14 PM, Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> wrote:

> Correction-
>
> If you click on the story the correct way, so as to enlarge photos, it
> will also pull up three bird photos- however, they are not from among the
> Labird photo collection I sent. Two juv Mississippi Kites and an immature
> Little Blue Heron.
>
>
> PY
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> LAbirders:
>
>
> The article for which I solicited photos from the New Orleans area is now
> published on nola.com, at https://na01.safelinks.
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>
> I sent them an awesome lineup of photos taken by LaBirders in the New
> Orleans region, as they requested, but for some reason they decided only to
> include a few photos of me wearing/using binoculars, and no birds. Oh
> well, I tried!
>
>
> Thanks to all who sent. I must say I was very impressed with the
> photographic skills of Labirders- you all are doing some really fine work.
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Date: 8/16/17 7:14 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
Correction-

If you click on the story the correct way, so as to enlarge photos, it will also pull up three bird photos- however, they are not from among the Labird photo collection I sent. Two juv Mississippi Kites and an immature Little Blue Heron.


PY

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Subject: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article

LAbirders:


The article for which I solicited photos from the New Orleans area is now published on nola.com, at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.nola.com%2Fwestbank%2F2017%2F08%2Fwhat_are_these_slender_birds_i.html&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C46a2eaf54b264232fc4008d4e5150888%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=6XZTMzcoiP0wlg27e9eB4%2FXy2SlAulBPFPO3QFcBqSQ%3D&reserved=0


I sent them an awesome lineup of photos taken by LaBirders in the New Orleans region, as they requested, but for some reason they decided only to include a few photos of me wearing/using binoculars, and no birds. Oh well, I tried!


Thanks to all who sent. I must say I was very impressed with the photographic skills of Labirders- you all are doing some really fine work.


Peter



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Date: 8/16/17 7:09 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] nola.com article
LAbirders:


The article for which I solicited photos from the New Orleans area is now published on nola.com, at http://blog.nola.com/westbank/2017/08/what_are_these_slender_birds_i.html


I sent them an awesome lineup of photos taken by LaBirders in the New Orleans region, as they requested, but for some reason they decided only to include a few photos of me wearing/using binoculars, and no birds. Oh well, I tried!


Thanks to all who sent. I must say I was very impressed with the photographic skills of Labirders- you all are doing some really fine work.


Peter



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Date: 8/16/17 3:14 pm
From: Philip Bradley <pbradley60...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Mockingbird behavior
This afternoon I watched as a Mockingbird played with an encore azalea flower that was on the ground. After tossing the flower around and munching on it, the Mockingbird swallowed the flower. It started to go after another flower, but had to drive off another Mockingbird...it flew away as children started to walk by.

Phil Bradley
SE Shreveport

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Date: 8/15/17 11:09 am
From: Larry Raymond <0000014505365302-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kite
Charlie Lyon reported Swallow-tailed Kite in northern Caddo Parish on July 25th.  This morning, my wife Anne called me from Blanchard on the Pine Hill Rd to report seeing 2 Swallow-tailed Kite flying low over the road.  I arrived at the site about 10 to 15 minutes later and finally saw one of the birds.  I drove around the area attempting to get a photograph.  Anne watched the two kites fly in opposite directions over my car.  I finally photographed one and observed a Mississippi Kite dive toward it.  The kites disappeared behind a tree and that was the last I saw of the Swallow-tailed Kite.  Four Mississippi Kite continued to circle the area.  The ebird report with photos is at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38658356.

Larry Raymond
Caddo Parish
 

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Date: 8/14/17 6:19 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbill more numerous now
Friends,

Paul excellent point about chlorinated hydrocarbon bioconcentration. Silent Spring is a must read.

I would point out the expansion of Roseate Spoonbills is also closely associated with the expansion of the crawfish farming industry from 50,000 acres in the 1970s in south central and south western Louisiana to over a quarter of a million acres north of US 190 and northward along the Red and Ouachita rivers.

It can truly be said - no rice, no crawfish and no crawfish, not so many water birds. Bruce Fleury and Tom Sherry published definitive papers on the topic. This phenomenon also relates to massive coastal land loss in the last fifty years.

Best regards. Jay Huner Director (retired) ULL Crawfish Research Center.

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> On Aug 14, 2017, at 3:27 PM, Paul Dickson <Paul...> wrote:
>
> Labird: In northwest Louisiana Roseate Spoonbill was once a rarity causing much excitement. Prior to 1980 they were seen less than annually this far inland and only from July-Sept. Now they are regular post breeding season or (non-breeding?) visitors recorded as early as April 18 (2014 Red River Parish) and as late as December 24 (2016, Red River Parish). In recent years, they are increasingly seen along the Red River in small groups, usually of 3-6 from early June through fall. David Arbour records them every year at Red Slough in SE Oklahoma. They linger well into fall depending on temperature as I have several sightings of them flying south with strong November cold fronts. Almost all are first or second year in age. I must assume that this is the case because there are more young Roseate Spoonbills alive now than prior to 1980. Many wetland insect and fish feeding birds have similarly increased their numbers in the post -organochloride pesticide era beginning in 1972. Is it thanks to the vision, insight and determination of Rachel Carson that we owe the recovery of the top-of-the-food chain birds. Her 1962 book Silent Spring is why we are seeing more Roseate Spoonbills, and a lot more.
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Date: 8/14/17 5:28 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbill more numerous now
Labird: In northwest Louisiana Roseate Spoonbill was once a rarity causing much excitement. Prior to 1980 they were seen less than annually this far inland and only from July-Sept. Now they are regular post breeding season or (non-breeding?) visitors recorded as early as April 18 (2014 Red River Parish) and as late as December 24 (2016, Red River Parish). In recent years, they are increasingly seen along the Red River in small groups, usually of 3-6 from early June through fall. David Arbour records them every year at Red Slough in SE Oklahoma. They linger well into fall depending on temperature as I have several sightings of them flying south with strong November cold fronts. Almost all are first or second year in age. I must assume that this is the case because there are more young Roseate Spoonbills alive now than prior to 1980. Many wetland insect and fish feeding birds have similarly increased their numbers in the post -organochloride pesticide era beginning in 1972. Is it thanks to the vision, insight and determination of Rachel Carson that we owe the recovery of the top-of-the-food chain birds. Her 1962 book Silent Spring is why we are seeing more Roseate Spoonbills, and a lot more.
Paul Dickson

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Date: 8/13/17 10:34 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbills in Metairie
Roseate Spoonbills do appear to me to be occurring with greater frequency in recent years in the canals of the city, presumably an overflow from coastal populations which to me appear to be increasing in southeast Louisiana generally. I drove John Snell around to do a Fox8 piece on them in the canals a few years ago- you can probably find it via Google if interested. We get them in the city almost entirely in late summer and early fall, and usually immatures- fitting the pattern of post-breeding dispersal that is shown by many large wading species. I presume ours are wandering here from the marshes of Plaquemines, St. Bernard, southern Jefferson, etc. but of course it is hard to know.


In my opinion, the neutral-ground canals with the highest likelihood of turning one up are those in West Metairie and Airline, both especially west of Clearview. They have also been reported in years past in West Esplanade's canal, in Algiers, and in Lafreniere Park (as you noted) and the "Shrewsbury Flats" (retention ponds beneath Causeway at Earhardt).


There are traditionally large wader roosts in the evenings at Lafreniere, City Park in Kenner (on Loyola), and in the wastewater plant on the Orleans/Jefferson Line (visible from Monticello), which are probably reasonable places to look for them at this time of year.


Peter Yaukey

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Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 2:55:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbills in Metairie

Chris,

Bear in mind that not every birder or observer 1) uses eBird and 2) has
entered historical data. That said, many if us have been working on
entering older data, but it is far from complete, thus as great as a tool
as it is, eBird is incomplete and not 100% accurate. So, there may have
indeed ROSP records from there prior to 2009, just not entered into eBird.
I was still living in Broussard for many of those years, so I cannot
personally add any other suggestions pertaining to their occurrence there.
I have to say though, that this doesn't at all surprise me. Being that
they have been present for many years in southeast Louisiana (Fourchon,
Venice, etc.), it makes sense that it would only be a matter of time. On
more than a couple occasions, I have seen them in the canals along West
Esplanade in Metairie in years past, while in town visiting family. -j

On Aug 12, 2017 14:38, "Chris Johnston" <cmjohnston...> wrote:

A friend asked me a question today on Facebook about Roseate
Spoonbills in the canals in Metairie. She said typically she only
sees these birds in farmland, like rice fields and crawfish ponds.
Lately, she has noticed them in the city in the canals around Metairie
and wanted to know why they were here.

I went to eBird and looked at data for Lafreniere Park from 1900 to
present since I couldn't search for the canals specifically. Then I
realized there was no Lafreniere Park at the early part of that range
so I started with hurricane Katrina and worked forward, in 5-year
increments, looking only at Spoonbills. According to eBird, prior to
2009 there were no recorded sightings of Roseate Spoonbills in the
park.

I'm wondering if any of the birders or ornithologists here might want
to postulate a reason as to why they appeared only after 2009 and not
before?

Christopher Johnston
Photographer and Workshop Leader
504-208-1766 o
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chrisjohnstonphotography.com&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C7966a522f17b4b5fe0cd08d4e1bc0a24%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=MJpXt%2BCBa2RDEKQpDdEPTXjq2MOTZYDc6N2p4fn%2BAJU%3D&reserved=0

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Date: 8/13/17 7:45 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Roadrunner prey
Paul,

Since the roadrunners are diurnal, and the invasive geckos are nocturnal, I
doubt that those cuckoos could make much of an impact on the gecko
population. If I knew of a bird that could get rid of all the exotic Brown
Anoles here, I would import as many as I could.




On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Paul Dickson <Paul...>
wrote:

> Larry Raymond pointed out to me correctly that the prey in Willie's photo
> is a skink, not a gecko. I guess I was thinking wishfully, for to have
> Roadrunners eating the invasive exotic geckos would be a double win.
>
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Date: 8/13/17 7:03 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Roadrunner prey
Larry Raymond pointed out to me correctly that the prey in Willie's photo is a skink, not a gecko. I guess I was thinking wishfully, for to have Roadrunners eating the invasive exotic geckos would be a double win.

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Date: 8/12/17 12:55 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbills in Metairie
Chris,

Bear in mind that not every birder or observer 1) uses eBird and 2) has
entered historical data. That said, many if us have been working on
entering older data, but it is far from complete, thus as great as a tool
as it is, eBird is incomplete and not 100% accurate. So, there may have
indeed ROSP records from there prior to 2009, just not entered into eBird.
I was still living in Broussard for many of those years, so I cannot
personally add any other suggestions pertaining to their occurrence there.
I have to say though, that this doesn't at all surprise me. Being that
they have been present for many years in southeast Louisiana (Fourchon,
Venice, etc.), it makes sense that it would only be a matter of time. On
more than a couple occasions, I have seen them in the canals along West
Esplanade in Metairie in years past, while in town visiting family. -j

On Aug 12, 2017 14:38, "Chris Johnston" <cmjohnston...> wrote:

A friend asked me a question today on Facebook about Roseate
Spoonbills in the canals in Metairie. She said typically she only
sees these birds in farmland, like rice fields and crawfish ponds.
Lately, she has noticed them in the city in the canals around Metairie
and wanted to know why they were here.

I went to eBird and looked at data for Lafreniere Park from 1900 to
present since I couldn't search for the canals specifically. Then I
realized there was no Lafreniere Park at the early part of that range
so I started with hurricane Katrina and worked forward, in 5-year
increments, looking only at Spoonbills. According to eBird, prior to
2009 there were no recorded sightings of Roseate Spoonbills in the
park.

I'm wondering if any of the birders or ornithologists here might want
to postulate a reason as to why they appeared only after 2009 and not
before?

Christopher Johnston
Photographer and Workshop Leader
504-208-1766 o
http://www.chrisjohnstonphotography.com
 

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Date: 8/12/17 12:53 pm
From: Philip Bradley <pbradley60...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Interesting Greater Roadrunner
The Mediterranean Gecko has been in Shreveport since the mid 20th century. They started out near the warehouses along Linwood Ave. near 62nd St. I first saw them in south Broadmoor in the mid 1990's. They are nocturnal, so I wonder if they are important to the Roadrunners.

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> On Aug 12, 2017, at 2:43 PM, bill fontenot <natrldlite...> wrote:
>
> in 1978-81 Lydia & i lived in a 1965 1 BR aluminum house trailer tucked in the woods just west of Rocky Branch (Union parish).....we were freaked to discover that our "backyard" was on a roadrunner's regular hunting route....we saw him just about every day for each of those 3 years.....the woods were poor open-canopied shortleaf pine/hardwood mix....was cool to see him come into breeding color each spring....no geckos up there back then; but the place was crawlin' ( heh) with n. fence lizards...
>
> bill fontenot
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 12, 2017, at 6:23 AM, Paul Dickson <Paul...> wrote:
>>
>> William and LABIRD: I am very interested by what the roadrunner you photographed has captured. It appears to be a gecko. This exotic lizard invaded north Louisiana about 15 years ago. Roadrunners that I have seen in north Louisiana are almost always associated with post oak-pine forest, usually at mid succession stage. They also show up in a few suburban situations but in Shreveport, have not persisted. In the dry post oak-pine forest another species present is Eastern Fence Lizard. I hypothesize that lizard presence is necessary and particularly Fence Lizard. The suburban Road Runners that I have known of in Shreveport were seen eating Green Anole and House Sparrow. If they can establish a population based on the food source of geckos, they may proliferate in the suburbs getting close to houses. This one sure seems comfortable around humans.
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Date: 8/12/17 12:43 pm
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Interesting Greater Roadrunner
in 1978-81 Lydia & i lived in a 1965 1 BR aluminum house trailer tucked in the woods just west of Rocky Branch (Union parish).....we were freaked to discover that our "backyard" was on a roadrunner's regular hunting route....we saw him just about every day for each of those 3 years.....the woods were poor open-canopied shortleaf pine/hardwood mix....was cool to see him come into breeding color each spring....no geckos up there back then; but the place was crawlin' ( heh) with n. fence lizards...

bill fontenot

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> On Aug 12, 2017, at 6:23 AM, Paul Dickson <Paul...> wrote:
>
> William and LABIRD: I am very interested by what the roadrunner you photographed has captured. It appears to be a gecko. This exotic lizard invaded north Louisiana about 15 years ago. Roadrunners that I have seen in north Louisiana are almost always associated with post oak-pine forest, usually at mid succession stage. They also show up in a few suburban situations but in Shreveport, have not persisted. In the dry post oak-pine forest another species present is Eastern Fence Lizard. I hypothesize that lizard presence is necessary and particularly Fence Lizard. The suburban Road Runners that I have known of in Shreveport were seen eating Green Anole and House Sparrow. If they can establish a population based on the food source of geckos, they may proliferate in the suburbs getting close to houses. This one sure seems comfortable around humans.
> Paul Dickson
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Date: 8/12/17 12:38 pm
From: Chris Johnston <cmjohnston...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbills in Metairie
A friend asked me a question today on Facebook about Roseate
Spoonbills in the canals in Metairie. She said typically she only
sees these birds in farmland, like rice fields and crawfish ponds.
Lately, she has noticed them in the city in the canals around Metairie
and wanted to know why they were here.

I went to eBird and looked at data for Lafreniere Park from 1900 to
present since I couldn't search for the canals specifically. Then I
realized there was no Lafreniere Park at the early part of that range
so I started with hurricane Katrina and worked forward, in 5-year
increments, looking only at Spoonbills. According to eBird, prior to
2009 there were no recorded sightings of Roseate Spoonbills in the
park.

I'm wondering if any of the birders or ornithologists here might want
to postulate a reason as to why they appeared only after 2009 and not
before?

Christopher Johnston
Photographer and Workshop Leader
504-208-1766 o
http://www.chrisjohnstonphotography.com
 

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Date: 8/12/17 4:25 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Interesting Greater Roadrunner
William and LABIRD: I am very interested by what the roadrunner you photographed has captured. It appears to be a gecko. This exotic lizard invaded north Louisiana about 15 years ago. Roadrunners that I have seen in north Louisiana are almost always associated with post oak-pine forest, usually at mid succession stage. They also show up in a few suburban situations but in Shreveport, have not persisted. In the dry post oak-pine forest another species present is Eastern Fence Lizard. I hypothesize that lizard presence is necessary and particularly Fence Lizard. The suburban Road Runners that I have known of in Shreveport were seen eating Green Anole and House Sparrow. If they can establish a population based on the food source of geckos, they may proliferate in the suburbs getting close to houses. This one sure seems comfortable around humans.
Paul Dickson
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Date: 8/11/17 5:15 pm
From: William Matthews <willie_lilly...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Interesting Greater Roadrunner
LA Birders

Have had a GRRO (or hopefully maybe his descendants ) intermittently in a rural neighborhood SW of West Monroe since ~2012.. Happened to be out that way ~10 days ago and I guess he was happy to see me. Didn’t have camera but did have trusty cell phone. Although challenged in all things IT, pics were OK.

Willie Matthews


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Date: 8/11/17 4:06 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] photos needed of New Orleans birds for a nola.com article
Labirders:


A nola.com reporter (Celeste Turner) who is doing a piece on New Orleans birds (I'm not sure the theme) has asked me to round up some good local photos of birds taken in the New Orleans area. I am thinking that pics of Miss Kites and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons would be nice, but any other good pics of charismatic birds here might be useful (Whistling Ducks? Bald Eagle? Brown Pelican? Spoonbill? I think she is flexible) Photographers whose pics appear will be credited in the caption.


She has asked me to collect some pics from the birding community and forward them to her. So, anyone who would like to contribute, please send me some stuff in the next few days. Send to <pyaukey...>


Thanks! Peter

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Date: 8/10/17 10:23 pm
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cave Swallows
A manmade cave in the form of an overpass allowing the Cave Swallows to
breed and to continue their westward movement. I wonder if they have
reached Mississippi.

https://goo.gl/photos/KZ4baXRkZb6ffdwD8
 

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Date: 8/10/17 3:19 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] possible Sharp-shinned Hawk in Jena
labirders,

This afternoon I saw what I'm 80-90% sure was a Sharp-shinned, but it
was a brief look and caught be off guard. I hate to say it couldn't have
been Cooper's. Walmart parking lot in Jena. I heard an Eastern Kingbird,
looked to see what it was fussing at, and saw the little accipiter in
silhouette in flight w/ kingbird in hot pursuit. Details --
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38578532
Submitted as accipiter sp.

Good birding;
Jonathan Clark
 

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Date: 8/9/17 12:54 pm
From: Nancy Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish


Kathy,
I consider the Mississippi Kites a great joy of late summer.   Two pair probably nested within a couple block radius of my place.  Of course,  part of the increasing numbers.is the result of successful breeding,  plus staging for their long journey.
Most years,  I will see a few stragglers through the first week of September. 


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From: Cathy DiSalvo <cedisalvo1...>
Date: 8/4/2017 04:50 (GMT-06:00)
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish

Another note on Mississippi kites in Jefferson ..... in Harahan and River Ridge , 2 small communities west of New Orleans along river , has also had increasing numbers of kites it seems as there is always 2or 3 soaring above at any moment in any place .  We have many nature oaks here and also the river batture .   Several years ago Lizette Wroten and I just drove around the areas for about 2 hours and counted at least 58.  . These were individual singles  or pairs , no migrating flocks .  I should take another drive and count .  There are a delight to have around !

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> On Jul 31, 2017, at 4:50 PM, Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> I live on Glendale, a block and a half off Power, on the Veterans side of West Esplanade.  I have had many, many kites in my neighborhood this year.  One had even nested across the street from me, and a young chick was blown from the nest during a storm a few years ago and taken to rehab.  I observed many today on Hastings and Glendale, flying very low, and on Hastings, suspect one was feeding nestlings, as it frequently flew into the tree and returned out to hunt again.  These birds are absolutely beautiful, and I look forward to seeing them every year.  And yes, you can see them frequently on power lines, like doves and pigeons, in the Bissonet area, where I live, as well as along West Esplanade.  So glad they have been coming back every year!
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> Terence Skelton
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> From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
> To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
> Sent: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 3:30 pm
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
>
> Jon/LABIRD,
> Claire Thomas and I have seen multiple MIKI when exiting the causeway on
> the South shore for at least 2, maybe 3 years now. I have wondered, what is
> the draw for them at that spot during their time here?
>
>> On Jul 31, 2017 3:19 PM, "Wise, Jon" <Wise...> wrote:
>>
>> While we are on the subject of kites, I wanted to report my observations
>> this summer of what I perceive as greater than average numbers of
>> Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish in the area between West Esplanade
>> and the lake, where I live and bird frequently.  Just in my neighborhood
>> over the past month, it has not been uncommon to see double digits of kites
>> in the air and/or on telephone wires, particularly on Avron Boulevard.  I
>> saw at least six over my house yesterday, including at least two juveniles.
>> I love these birds and look forward to them every summer, but I have not
>> seen this many in my area as long as I have been watching. It is not
>> uncommon to see several in one block, sitting on the telephone wires as if
>> they were mourning doves.  They don't seem the least concerned with the
>> human or car traffic below them.
>>
>> Interestingly, I have also started seeing them riding the thermals from my
>> office in downtown New Orleans- not in as great a number, but lately 3-4 at
>> a time.  This is a fairly new phenomenon for me, as I am more accustomed to
>> seeing Cooper's Hawks and the odd vulture (and Peregrine's in the winter)
>> downtown.
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Date: 8/7/17 5:24 pm
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Migrating Orchard Orioles
Some years ago I had a flock of over 100 Orchard Orioles in my back yard in south Lafayette. This time of year!

Jay Huner

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> On Aug 7, 2017, at 6:43 PM, John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> wrote:
>
> If you're a new or intermediate birder, you may not know that now is the time of year for groups of migrating Orchard Orioles to move through the state. Most birders know the distinctive adult male, but most of the ones you'll see in migrating groups look like the females pictured in your field guides.
>
> Look for them in open areas with scattered bushes or other cover. If you see one or two together, keep looking for others. You may easily find seven or eight there moving through the vegetation. A couple hours ago, I had exactly 20 moving through my backyard in rural Claiborne Parish.
>
> John Dillon
> Athens, LA
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Date: 8/7/17 4:44 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Migrating Orchard Orioles
If you're a new or intermediate birder, you may not know that now is the time of year for groups of migrating Orchard Orioles to move through the state. Most birders know the distinctive adult male, but most of the ones you'll see in migrating groups look like the females pictured in your field guides.

Look for them in open areas with scattered bushes or other cover. If you see one or two together, keep looking for others. You may easily find seven or eight there moving through the vegetation. A couple hours ago, I had exactly 20 moving through my backyard in rural Claiborne Parish.

John Dillon
Athens, LA


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Date: 8/6/17 5:46 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cardinalmania
Just counted 28 cardinals on the ground and at feeding station in our
Folsom LA backyard.
Janine Robin
NW corner of St Tammany parish
 

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Date: 8/6/17 5:19 pm
From: Supreet Sahoo <supreet.sahoo...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Hummer ID
Appreciate a lil help with the ID. Location Perkins Baton Rouge.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2kgHEDLlhR1MDNmUF9ZaWh1OW8
 

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Date: 8/6/17 9:26 am
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Western Wintering Hummingbird Reporting
HUMNETters and LABIRDers:

I've already received news of two Rufous Hummingbirds having arrived in Louisiana, officially starting the western wintering hummingbird season. I'll continue the tradition of logging reports of "western" and "wintering" hummingbirds in Louisiana, so please submit your sightings to HUMNET, LAbird, or to me directly. I'll also try to glean reports off of Facebook, but it's not a guarantee that I will see those.

This is the 19th year for compiling these data, thanks to the vision and implementation in 1999 by Tom Sylvest. Also much gratitude to Kevin Morgan for continuing to maintain the sophisticated database that is key to helping me log reports and develop reports.

If you have any outstanding reports from the 2016-17 season, or even before, please don't hesitate to send those to me. It's never too late to add old reports! Below is the "final" report for the 2016-17 season, so make sure that your wintering hummingbirds from last year are included. Remember, I only track Ruby-throated hummingbirds present starting on 15 November, which should mostly exclude fall migrants; I also don't track spring migrants of Ruby-throats, which begins in late March.

Happy hummingbirding,
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
Ejohnson AT Audubon.org



THIS IS THE FINAL LOUISIANA WESTERN WINTER HUMMINGBIRD REPORT FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON.

Following are the reports received and added to our database since report # 6 dated 3/2/2017:

1.Phyllis Beiser, Hickory, LA (St. Tammany)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 4/10/2017 (ID age/sex confirmed with photos)
2.Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA (Lafayette)
#7 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 3/11/2017
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 3/21/2017
3.Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA (Jefferson)
#3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F OBS 2/25/2017 LO 2/25/2017 (banded by NLN 2/25/2017)
4.Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 1/9/2017 LO 2/17/2017
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 12/29/2016 LO 1/20/2017 (possible immature)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 1/12/2017 LO 1/15/2017
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 2/7/2017 OBS 3/7/2017
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 2/12/2017 LO 2/26/2017
5.Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA (Lafayette)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 3/27/2017 LO 3/29/2017
6.Dan Mooney, Plaquemine, LA (Iberville)
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 3/10/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with video)
7.Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 2/24/2017 (Banded by WDP 2/24/2017)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 2/24/2017 (Banded by WDP 2/24/2017)
8.Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 3/23/2017 LO 3/27/2017 (banded on right leg; only readable number "4")
9.Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/4/2017 LO 3/19/2017

Summary of Reports as of 8/6/2017

Archilochus sp.
9 reports
5 parishes
9 sites

Black-chinned Hummingbird
31 reports
7 parishes
23 sites

Broad-billed Hummingbird
3 reports
2 parishes
3 sites

Broad-tailed Hummingbird
1 report
1 parish
1 site

Buff-bellied Hummingbird
37 reports
8 parishes
26 sites

Calliope Hummingbird
8 reports
6 parishes
6 sites

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
42 reports
10 parishes
26 sites

Selasphorus Rufous/Allens
111 reports
18 parishes
63 sites

--Identified Rufous
56 reports
13 parishes
37 sites

--Identified Allen's
1 report
1 parish
1 site

ARCHILOCHUS SP.

East Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. F FO 1/27/2017 LO 2/2/2017

2. Chandon Sharma, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. Im M OBS 1/13/2017

3. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. OBS 11/10/2016

Lafayette Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. Im M OBS 12/7/2016 (FO 1st week of Dec)

2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#3 Archilochus sp. FO 12/19/2016 LO 12/22/2016

3. Tricia Hunt, Lafayette, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. F OBS 2/17/2017

Lafourche Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. John Conover, Raceland, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 1/7/2017

Orleans Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jerry Leone, New Orleans, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 2/19/2017

West Baton Rouge Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. G. Wayne McCartney, Port Allen, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 12/28/2016 (possible Black-chinned)
BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 6 reports 5 sites

1. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird M FO 1/26/2017

2. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 11/15/2016 LO 3/12/2017 (age/sex/species confirmed with photo)

3. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 12/30/2016 (sex/species confirmed with photo)

4. Scott Knaus, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 12/23/2016

5. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/14/2017 (Banded 2/27/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/27/2017

Jefferson Parish: 6 reports 2 sites

1. Wild-Grand Isle, Grand Isle, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 11/20/2016 (Grilletta Tract, found by Erik Johnson and Casey Wright)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/20/2016 (Grilletta Tract, found by Erik Johnson and Casey Wright)

2. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/8/2016 (banded returnee, first banded March 2012, recaptured 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 11/2/2016 (banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
#3 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad F FO 11/12/2016 (Age/sex/species confirmed with photos)
#4 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 11/23/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photo)

Lafayette Parish: 12 reports 9 sites

1. Paul & Ashleigh Conover, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/16/2017

2. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 2/24/2017 (Banded by WDP 2/24/2017)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 2/24/2017 (Banded by WDP 2/24/2017)

3. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad OBS 11/22/2016 (Banded returnee)

4. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 12/11/2016

5. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/15/2017 (shared with E. Johnson)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)

6. Belle Rive Townhomes, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 10/21/2016 (banded returnee; FO 3rd week of Oct)

7. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 12/29/2016 LO 1/20/2017 (possible immature)
#2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 1/12/2017 LO 1/15/2017

8. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 1/18/2017 (very well could be a bird from the Guidry/Bourque yards)

9. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 11/10/2016

Orleans Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Joelle Finley, New Orleans, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im F FO 12/6/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)

2. Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 2/2/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

St. Tammany Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Thomas Trenchard, Covington, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 12/15/2016 LO 12/25/2016 (Banded by LB 12/21/2016)

2. Phyllis Beiser, Hickory, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 4/10/2017 (ID age/sex confirmed with photos)

Vermilion Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/8/2016 LO 10/11/2016 (confirmed with photos)

West Baton Rouge Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. G. Wayne McCartney, Port Allen, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 12/24/2016

2. Nancy Welborn, Port Allen, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 11/1/2016
BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD

Jefferson Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. David Whipple, Metairie, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird FO 11/3/2016 (banded by NLN 11/4/2016)

St. Tammany Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Harvey Patten, Covington, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird FO 11/10/2016 LO 1/20/2017 (Banded by LB 12/17/2016)

2. Peggy Daigle, Covington, LA
#1 Broad-billed Hummingbird Im F FO 11/13/2016 LO 2/19/2017 (banded by LB 11/20/2016)
BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD

Lafayette Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Im M FO 1/25/2017 (Banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD

Cameron Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jo Ann Nunez, Oak Grove, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/13/2016 LO 2/19/2017

East Baton Rouge Parish: 8 reports 7 sites

1. Cindy Macolini, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 10/3/2016 (reported on 11/3/2016 as having been around for "at least a month")

2. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/29/2016 LO 10/29/2016

3. Linda Stewart-Knight, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Im OBS 12/1/2016

4. Scott Knaus, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/4/2016

5. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/30/2016 (Banded returnee originally banded Jan 2016; possible brief sighting as early as 9/27/2016; recaptured by EIJ 1/28/2017)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/17/2016

6. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 1/10/2017 (FO date approximate)

7. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/30/2016

Iberia Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Mike Musumeche, New Iberia, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/22/2016

Jefferson Parish: 8 reports 3 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Im M FO 10/31/2016 LO 11/1/2016

2. Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/30/2016 LO 1/7/2017

3. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/30/2016 (banded on left leg)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 10/31/2016 (banded, probably foreign recap returnee)
#3 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/24/2016 (Banded 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#4 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/25/2016 (with bill damage; banded by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#5 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)
#6 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/26/2017 (Banded by NLN/SML/EIJ 2/26/2017)

Lafayette Parish: 6 reports 5 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/11/2016

2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/26/2016

3. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Bourque)

4. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/7/2016 LO 11/7/2016

5. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/7/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with Toddy Guidry)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 3/21/2017

Orleans Parish: 10 reports 6 sites

1. John Sevenair, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/7/2016

2. Tom Sherry, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/13/2016
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/13/2016

3. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/13/2016
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/5/2016
#3 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/24/2016

4. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/27/2016 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 2/1/2017 (paint-marked head; probably shared with Sherrys)

5. Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 2/2/2017

6. Southern Accent Landscape Con., Algiers, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/30/2016

St. Martin Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Kim Conn & Matt Conn, Parks, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 1/17/2017

Vermilion Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/5/2016

2. Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 12/2/2016
CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD

East Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 1 site

1. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird F FO 10/14/2016 (sex/ID confirmed with photos)
#2 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/12/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 2/7/2017 (Age/sex/species confirmed with photos, and as different from other Calliopes at the site)

Evangeline Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. James Robinson, Ville Platte, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Ad M FO 12/4/2016 (probable returnee)

Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Donna Dittmann & Steve Cardiff, St. Gabriel, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird F FO 11/16/2016

Jefferson Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/29/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photo)

Orleans Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 1/16/2017 LO 3/14/2017 (age/sex/species confirmed with photos)

St. Tammany Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
#1 Calliope Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/18/2016 (banded returnee; same as Hansen CAHU 1)
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Acadia Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Koa Melancon, Church Point, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/18/2016

Calcasieu Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Deanna Griggs, Moss Bluff, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M FO 12/13/2016 LO 2/8/2017 (age/sex/species confirmed with photos)

East Baton Rouge Parish: 15 reports 6 sites

1. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#6 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F OBS 11/21/2016 (Banded by NLN 12/11/2016)
#7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird M FO 1/23/2017

2. Chandon Sharma, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 1/13/2017

3. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/16/2016 LO 11/17/2016 (age/sex/species confirmed with photos)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/12/2017 (captured during LABO banding operations; foreign recap, yellow paint)

4. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 12/6/2016 (sex/ID confirmed by photo)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/6/2017 (banded 1/15/2017)

5. Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 1/9/2017
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 1/9/2017

6. Matt Brady, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 11/24/2016 LO 3/25/2017

Franklin Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Suzanne Laird, Winnsboro, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 11/13/2016

Jefferson Parish: 8 reports 4 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 2/13/2017

2. Dan Carroll, Metairie, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/16/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

3. Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 9/25/2016 LO 2/25/2017 (banded by NLN 2/25/2017)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 1/7/2017 LO 2/14/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photos)
#3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F OBS 2/25/2017 LO 2/25/2017 (banded by NLN 2/25/2017)

4. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 10/29/2016 (stayed past 11/15/2016)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/25/2016 (banded 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad F FO 12/8/2016 (banded, probable returnee; age/sex/species confirmed with photo)

Lafayette Parish: 10 reports 7 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 11/22/2016 (banded by WDP 2/24/2017)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/31/2016 (banded by WDP 2/24/2017)

2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/8/2016

3. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 12/4/2016
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)

4. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 1/9/2017 LO 2/17/2017

5. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/10/2016

6. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)

7. Marlene Louviere, Lafayette, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/1/2016 (ID/sex confirmed with photos)

Orleans Parish: 3 reports 3 sites

1. Joelle Finley, New Orleans, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 1/5/2017 (tentative ID based on photos)

2. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M FO 11/28/2016 LO 11/28/2016

3. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 2/1/2017 (sex/ID confirmed with photos)

St. James Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 1/9/2017

Tangipahoa Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Dan McGehee, Pontchatoula, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/30/2016

Vermilion Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/6/2016 (sex/ID confirmed with photo)
SELASPHORUS RUFOUS/ALLENS

Ascension Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Sue Broussard, Gonzales, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/6/2016 (possible returnee)

Calcasieu Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Tom Finnie, Sulphur, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/2/2016

2. Deanna Griggs, Moss Bluff, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/15/2016 LO 3/10/2017 (photo confirmed)

East Baton Rouge Parish: 38 reports 21 sites

1. Kevin Morgan, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/17/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F OBS 1/13/2017 (banded, probable returnee)

2. Lewis & Lynda Roussel, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/10/2016

3. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/6/2016 (Banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens M FO 11/24/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/24/2017

4. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/21/2016 LO 2/4/2017
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/1/2016 LO 3/8/2017
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/28/2016 LO 3/17/2017
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 3/23/2017 LO 3/27/2017 (banded on right leg; only readable number "4")

5. Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/3/2016 LO 3/27/2017 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/20/2016 LO 3/12/2017 (returnee originally banded 1/3/2014, recaptured 1/16/2017)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 11/2/2016 LO 3/19/2017 (possible returnee, missing left foot, banded on right foot 01-16-17)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/4/2017 LO 3/19/2017

6. Cindy Macolini, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/21/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/21/2016

7. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/26/2016 LO 10/26/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/6/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/7/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 12/30/2016 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photos)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/12/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)

8. Russ & Lisa Norwood, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/5/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)

9. Nancy Murrill, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 8/22/2016

10. Linda Stewart-Knight, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 11/15/2016 (immature/female type)

11. Jean Wall & Bud Snowdon, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/12/2016

12. Karen Westphal, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/28/2016

13. Scott Knaus, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 11/12/2016

14. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/16/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)

15. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/6/2016 (Banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 1/6/2017 (banded 1/15/2017)

16. Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/21/2017

17. Angie Orgeron, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 1/7/2017

18. Duke Rivet, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 11/14/2016

19. Lisa Hatchell, Central, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/12/2016 (probable returnee)

20. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 1/6/2017

21. Annette Daughdrill, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 11/10/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photo)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 12/18/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photo)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/18/2016 (sex confirmed with photo)

Iberville Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Van Remsen, St. Gabriel, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 10/13/2016 (banded, probable returnee)

2. Dan Mooney, Plaquemine, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 3/10/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with video)

Jefferson Parish: 9 reports 5 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 10/26/2016 LO 10/26/2016 (Banded by NLN 10/26/2016)

2. Wild-Grand Isle, Grand Isle, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 11/11/2016 (Grilletta Tract, N end of boardwalk. Found by Matt Brady. All-rufous back.)

3. Cathy DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 9/25/2016 LO 2/28/2017

4. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/16/2016 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 9/22/2016 (age/sex confirmed by photo)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 10/8/2016 (banded returnee, recaptured 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/2/2016 (banded returnee, recaptured 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 12/23/2016 (banded 2/26/2017 by NLN/SML/EIJ)

5. James Beck, Marrero, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/1/2017

Lafayette Parish: 23 reports 9 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/3/2016 (banded returnee from Jan 2013, recaptured 2/24/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/22/2016 (banded by WDP 2/24/2017)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/31/2016 (banded by WDP 2/24/2017)

2. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad OBS 10/7/2016 (Banded returnee; FO 1st week of Oct)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 11/7/2016 (FO 1st week of Nov)

3. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/18/2016 (returnee recaptured by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with E. Johnson)

4. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/16/2016 LO 3/12/2017 (banded, probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 2/7/2017 OBS 3/7/2017
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 2/12/2017 LO 2/26/2017

5. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/25/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017; shared with Toddy Guidry)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 3/27/2017 LO 3/29/2017

6. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/9/2016 LO 9/23/2016 (LO approximate)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 10/15/2016

7. Elaine Bourque, Milton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/31/2016 (returnee banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Allen's) F OBS 2/2/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#6 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 2/18/2017 (banded by WDP 2/18/2017)
#7 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 3/11/2017

8. Carla and Dennis Ortego, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad M FO 7/13/2016

9. Andrew From, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/27/2016 (confirmed with photo)

Lafourche Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. John Conover, Raceland, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/7/2017

Morehouse Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Beth Erwin, Collinston, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 10/18/2016

Orleans Parish: 7 reports 5 sites

1. Tom Sherry, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 9/4/2016 (Maybe around for a couple of previous days)

2. Wild-City Park New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 10/8/2016 (Banded by SML 10/8/2016)

3. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 9/16/2016 (photo confirmation of tail for age/sex/species)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 12/24/2016 (Broad-tailed not ruled out)

4. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/13/2017 (sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/14/2017 (age/sex/ID confirmed with photo)

5. Steven Liffmann, New Orleans, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/2/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)

Rapides Parish: 3 reports 2 sites

1. Jim Johnson, Lecompte, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/12/2016 (Banded previously by NLN elsewhere in LA)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 8/13/2016 (confirmed with photos)

2. Patricia Turpin, Alexandria, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/26/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)

St. James Parish: 2 reports 1 site

1. Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 9/13/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 1/2/2017

St. John the Baptist Parish: 2 reports 2 sites

1. Stuart and Betty Lasseigne, Laplace, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 8/7/2016 (Returnee recaptured by NLN 8/7/2016, first banded as HY 12/29/2012)

2. Ava Mcvey, LaPlace, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 2/13/2017 (banded, probably foreign)

St. Mary Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Glenn and Mary Katherine Miller, Charenton, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/30/2016

St. Tammany Parish: 8 reports 4 sites

1. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 8/15/2016 (Banded by NLN 8/15/2016)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 10/17/2016 (Returnee recaptured by NLN/SML 10/18/2016, first banded Dec 2012)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 10/29/2016 (banded, presumed returnee)

2. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 7/29/2016 (Banded, likely "Ms. Green" returnee; first banded by LB 12/15/2012)

3. Thomas Trenchard, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 8/14/2016 LO 8/16/2016 (banded by NLN 8/15/2016)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 11/22/2016 LO 12/1/2016
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 1/6/2017 LO 1/6/2017

4. Malise Prieto, Mandeville, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/11/2017

Tangipahoa Parish: 1 report 1 site

1. Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 1/8/2017 (Age/sex confirmed with photos)

Terrebonne Parish: 2 reports 1 site

1. Diana Meterjean Coupel Bailly, Shriever, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/26/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 9/29/2016 (Age/sex confirmed with photos)

Vermilion Parish: 5 reports 2 sites

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 9/27/2016 (sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/26/2016 LO 11/26/2016 (sex confirmed with photo; inner primaries molting; immature?)
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/23/2017 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)

2. Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/5/2016 (age/sex confirmed with photos)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/10/2016

West Baton Rouge Parish: 3 reports 2 sites

1. G. Wayne McCartney, Port Allen, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 12/16/2016

2. Nancy Welborn, Port Allen, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 11/1/2016
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/1/2016
 

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Date: 8/5/17 9:24 pm
From: Dobbs <dntdobbs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] rufous hummingbird
Had an adult male rufous hummer at feeder this afternoon - 5 Aug. Bird came to the same feeders that have had similar birds the last 4 or 5 winters although this is the earliest date (16 Aug last year) If it is the same bird it was banded by Dave Patton the first winter and I think recaught a couple of years later. I will have to look for a band. Danny Dobbs
 

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Date: 8/5/17 5:46 pm
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.
Jay/Labird-
The Louisiana Jabiru was in 2008. Time flies.

It's easy to check on many such occurrences at the LBRC section of the
LOS Website. Go to the "Photo and Record Gallery." For example, here's
the link to Jabiru:

http://www.losbird.org/lbrc/jabi.html

Note that (presumably) the same bird was first independently documented in
St. Mary Parish.

Cheers,

Steve Cardiff

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> wrote:

> Wonder if the bird is the same one that Michael Seymour found around South
> Farm in Iberville Parish a few summers ago? It was in the company of Wood
> Storks. Heck, maybe the stork/shorebird event next Saturday will have a
> real surprise for those who brave the heat and humidity?
>
> Jay Huner
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James W. Beck" <loxosceles928...>
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Sent: Saturday, August 5, 2017 4:47:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.
>
> John and others,
>
> Ken Hackman, Randy Palmer, Nancy Newfield and I drove in for the Jabiru
> late last night. We arrived at the spot at sunrise and along with a
> plethora of other birders, were unsuccessful at relocating the bird. I had
> spoken to Roger Breedlove the previous afternoon, who informed me that
> Rosemary Seidler, Charlie Lyon and Jeff and Jean Trahan also missed it. It
> was last seen flying westward Thursday evening at ca. 1900. -j
>
> On Aug 5, 2017 14:11, "John Dillon" <kisforkryptonite...> wrote:
>
> > For anyone planning to bird Cameron Parish or adjacent parishes, play
> > close attention to flocks of Wood Storks. For the last couple days, a
> > Jabiru has been seen with a Wood Stork flock just north of Anahuac. It's
> 2
> > counties from Cameron.
> >
> > John Dillon
> > Athens, LA
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 8/5/17 4:40 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.
Wonder if the bird is the same one that Michael Seymour found around South Farm in Iberville Parish a few summers ago? It was in the company of Wood Storks. Heck, maybe the stork/shorebird event next Saturday will have a real surprise for those who brave the heat and humidity?

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "James W. Beck" <loxosceles928...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Saturday, August 5, 2017 4:47:23 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.

John and others,

Ken Hackman, Randy Palmer, Nancy Newfield and I drove in for the Jabiru
late last night. We arrived at the spot at sunrise and along with a
plethora of other birders, were unsuccessful at relocating the bird. I had
spoken to Roger Breedlove the previous afternoon, who informed me that
Rosemary Seidler, Charlie Lyon and Jeff and Jean Trahan also missed it. It
was last seen flying westward Thursday evening at ca. 1900. -j

On Aug 5, 2017 14:11, "John Dillon" <kisforkryptonite...> wrote:

> For anyone planning to bird Cameron Parish or adjacent parishes, play
> close attention to flocks of Wood Storks. For the last couple days, a
> Jabiru has been seen with a Wood Stork flock just north of Anahuac. It's 2
> counties from Cameron.
>
> John Dillon
> Athens, LA
>
> Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 8/5/17 2:48 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.
John and others,

Ken Hackman, Randy Palmer, Nancy Newfield and I drove in for the Jabiru
late last night. We arrived at the spot at sunrise and along with a
plethora of other birders, were unsuccessful at relocating the bird. I had
spoken to Roger Breedlove the previous afternoon, who informed me that
Rosemary Seidler, Charlie Lyon and Jeff and Jean Trahan also missed it. It
was last seen flying westward Thursday evening at ca. 1900. -j

On Aug 5, 2017 14:11, "John Dillon" <kisforkryptonite...> wrote:

> For anyone planning to bird Cameron Parish or adjacent parishes, play
> close attention to flocks of Wood Storks. For the last couple days, a
> Jabiru has been seen with a Wood Stork flock just north of Anahuac. It's 2
> counties from Cameron.
>
> John Dillon
> Athens, LA
>
> Sent from my iPhone


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Date: 8/5/17 12:11 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] NEAR Louisiana: Jabiru with Wood Storks.
For anyone planning to bird Cameron Parish or adjacent parishes, play close attention to flocks of Wood Storks. For the last couple days, a Jabiru has been seen with a Wood Stork flock just north of Anahuac. It's 2 counties from Cameron.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

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Date: 8/4/17 10:20 am
From: Richard Greig <0000009dca62f1fd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Upland sandpipers - Powhatan, La
Just had two upland sandpipers in an abandoned cattle pasture being converted to bottomland hardwoods immediately north of Bayou Pierre off of Hwy 1. Seems like a reasonable date but one of my personal earliest.

Richard Greig
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Date: 8/4/17 2:59 am
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Staging Purple Martins
Purple Martins staging in Cameron Parish in preparation for their journey
south 8/3/17.

https://goo.gl/photos/ypf8Ss5kioQ5Mhfx9

https://goo.gl/photos/pYgERAbvLBt3h9Jr6

https://goo.gl/photos/zEhQdJ7NoAUt1eQ28
 

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Date: 8/4/17 2:50 am
From: Cathy DiSalvo <cedisalvo1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
Another note on Mississippi kites in Jefferson ..... in Harahan and River Ridge , 2 small communities west of New Orleans along river , has also had increasing numbers of kites it seems as there is always 2or 3 soaring above at any moment in any place . We have many nature oaks here and also the river batture . Several years ago Lizette Wroten and I just drove around the areas for about 2 hours and counted at least 58. . These were individual singles or pairs , no migrating flocks . I should take another drive and count . There are a delight to have around !

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> On Jul 31, 2017, at 4:50 PM, Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> I live on Glendale, a block and a half off Power, on the Veterans side of West Esplanade. I have had many, many kites in my neighborhood this year. One had even nested across the street from me, and a young chick was blown from the nest during a storm a few years ago and taken to rehab. I observed many today on Hastings and Glendale, flying very low, and on Hastings, suspect one was feeding nestlings, as it frequently flew into the tree and returned out to hunt again. These birds are absolutely beautiful, and I look forward to seeing them every year. And yes, you can see them frequently on power lines, like doves and pigeons, in the Bissonet area, where I live, as well as along West Esplanade. So glad they have been coming back every year!
>
>
>
>
>
> Terence Skelton
> <tadskelton...>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
> To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
> Sent: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 3:30 pm
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
>
> Jon/LABIRD,
> Claire Thomas and I have seen multiple MIKI when exiting the causeway on
> the South shore for at least 2, maybe 3 years now. I have wondered, what is
> the draw for them at that spot during their time here?
>
>> On Jul 31, 2017 3:19 PM, "Wise, Jon" <Wise...> wrote:
>>
>> While we are on the subject of kites, I wanted to report my observations
>> this summer of what I perceive as greater than average numbers of
>> Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish in the area between West Esplanade
>> and the lake, where I live and bird frequently. Just in my neighborhood
>> over the past month, it has not been uncommon to see double digits of kites
>> in the air and/or on telephone wires, particularly on Avron Boulevard. I
>> saw at least six over my house yesterday, including at least two juveniles.
>> I love these birds and look forward to them every summer, but I have not
>> seen this many in my area as long as I have been watching. It is not
>> uncommon to see several in one block, sitting on the telephone wires as if
>> they were mourning doves. They don't seem the least concerned with the
>> human or car traffic below them.
>>
>> Interestingly, I have also started seeing them riding the thermals from my
>> office in downtown New Orleans- not in as great a number, but lately 3-4 at
>> a time. This is a fairly new phenomenon for me, as I am more accustomed to
>> seeing Cooper's Hawks and the odd vulture (and Peregrine's in the winter)
>> downtown.
>>
>> [http://www.chaffe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Chaffelogocombo-1.jpg]
>>
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>> 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2300
>> New Orleans, LA 70163
>> o: 504-585-7549 | f: 504-544-6137
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Date: 8/3/17 8:58 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites at Kinder Elementary School
Dear LABIRDers,

I have received several reports of two Swallow-tailed Kites being seen on a
regular basis for at least the past three weeks over Kinder Elementary
School. The last report was this morning, when 2 kites were seen regularly
between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. The kites have been observed going in and out
of trees and vocalizing. I believe that they may be nesting or at least
roosting nearby.

If anyone is available to check out this lead, I would greatly appreciate
it. I bet there is a good chance that these two kites are a pair and that
they may have a nest nearby.

Jennifer Coulson
 

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Date: 8/3/17 7:39 am
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] catbird fledgling
Paul/LABIRD-
RE Gray Catbird fall migrants, I wouldn't expect true migrants to
start appearing for another month or so. There are a couple of late August
records from the coast, but there's just a handful of total records from
the coast before the second week of September. There are other scattered
summer records from non-breeding areas and there may be limited local
post-breeding dispersal. Anyway, the vast majority of Gray Catbirds being
reported through August will be local breeders.

Steve Cardiff

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 7:59 AM, Paul Dickson <Paul...> wrote:

> LABIRD: Not all catbirds are migrants yet. I found myself being mobbed
> last evening by a pair that has spent the summer in my yard. I haven't
> found a nest but have seen signs that they were breeding somewhere in the
> thicker hedges. I let the mobbing parents play hot and cold with me until I
> found a fledgling clinging stock still to a thin side limb to a bamboo
> stalk. There seemed to another mobbing spot nearby so I suspect that there
> were at least two young. Earlier in the afternoon I sat by a marsh pond and
> watched Black Terns dip and dive over the surface. Both sooty black things
> and a nice juxtaposition in the first days of August.
> Paul Dickson
> south Caddo Parish
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Date: 8/3/17 6:00 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] catbird fledgling
LABIRD: Not all catbirds are migrants yet. I found myself being mobbed last evening by a pair that has spent the summer in my yard. I haven't found a nest but have seen signs that they were breeding somewhere in the thicker hedges. I let the mobbing parents play hot and cold with me until I found a fledgling clinging stock still to a thin side limb to a bamboo stalk. There seemed to another mobbing spot nearby so I suspect that there were at least two young. Earlier in the afternoon I sat by a marsh pond and watched Black Terns dip and dive over the surface. Both sooty black things and a nice juxtaposition in the first days of August.
Paul Dickson
south Caddo Parish

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Date: 8/2/17 9:43 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Yellow Warbler movement
Just detected our first YEWA movement of Fall this morning here in
Marrero. Between mowing the lawn and driving towards Barataria...didn't
get a real accurate count, but I'd say ca. 6 individuals...considering I
wasn't paying all that close attention. -j

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Marrero, Louisiana
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Date: 8/1/17 10:00 am
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron/SWLA highlights Sunday-Monday
Gerry Click and I made a run down to SWLA for shorebirds and year birds when the statewide cold front came through. Birded Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Here are the highlights:

Acadia Parish: 2 Whooping Cranes.
Also found a mudflat of about 20 acres with approx 600 Pectoral, 750 Short-billed Dowitcher, 200 Long-billed Dowitcher, 400 Lesser Yellowlegs, and 2 American Avocet among other usuals.

Lacassine Pool highlights 4:05-7:00pm.
Had a mostly ho-hum drive around the loop with the best bird being a flagworthy Gray Catbird singing in a thicket. Then we noticed good sized flocks of ducks flying NE to a presumed roost around 5:30. Ended up with:
176 Fulvous
1200 Wood Duck. Lots of photos. Lots in eclipsed plumage. In groups of 2-100 flying NE for about an hour.
20 Yellow-crowned Night Heron. All juvenile. All flying and calling while the sun was getting lower.
16 Pectorals.
1 migrating Orchard Oriole fem/hy type.

East Jetty Beach Sunday morning highlights:
6 Wilson's Plover
2 Semipalmated Plover
1 Whimbrel
1 Long-billed Curlew
1 Spotted Sandpiper
4 Common Tern (juv)
2 Seaside Sparrow

Breakers west of Holly Beach afternoon highlights:
1 Black-bellied Plover
4 Piping Plover
8 Black Tern
4 Common Tern (1ad, 3juv)

And 3 Yellow Warblers and 3 Orchard Oriole along the south walkway and parking lot at Sabine NWR.

82 species in about 10 hrs of actual birding. And we had to forage at the Cameron Family Dollar for food Sunday night because every other food source was shut down unless you prefer nighthawks or stray cats.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

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Date: 8/1/17 3:26 am
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White-eyed Vireo
Clever name, White-eyed Vireo? :)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/772R7E1XS5vHX4eJ3
 

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Date: 7/31/17 3:00 pm
From: Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
I live on Glendale, a block and a half off Power, on the Veterans side of West Esplanade. I have had many, many kites in my neighborhood this year. One had even nested across the street from me, and a young chick was blown from the nest during a storm a few years ago and taken to rehab. I observed many today on Hastings and Glendale, flying very low, and on Hastings, suspect one was feeding nestlings, as it frequently flew into the tree and returned out to hunt again. These birds are absolutely beautiful, and I look forward to seeing them every year. And yes, you can see them frequently on power lines, like doves and pigeons, in the Bissonet area, where I live, as well as along West Esplanade. So glad they have been coming back every year!





Terence Skelton
<tadskelton...>





-----Original Message-----
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 3:30 pm
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish

Jon/LABIRD,
Claire Thomas and I have seen multiple MIKI when exiting the causeway on
the South shore for at least 2, maybe 3 years now. I have wondered, what is
the draw for them at that spot during their time here?

On Jul 31, 2017 3:19 PM, "Wise, Jon" <Wise...> wrote:

> While we are on the subject of kites, I wanted to report my observations
> this summer of what I perceive as greater than average numbers of
> Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish in the area between West Esplanade
> and the lake, where I live and bird frequently. Just in my neighborhood
> over the past month, it has not been uncommon to see double digits of kites
> in the air and/or on telephone wires, particularly on Avron Boulevard. I
> saw at least six over my house yesterday, including at least two juveniles.
> I love these birds and look forward to them every summer, but I have not
> seen this many in my area as long as I have been watching. It is not
> uncommon to see several in one block, sitting on the telephone wires as if
> they were mourning doves. They don't seem the least concerned with the
> human or car traffic below them.
>
> Interestingly, I have also started seeing them riding the thermals from my
> office in downtown New Orleans- not in as great a number, but lately 3-4 at
> a time. This is a fairly new phenomenon for me, as I am more accustomed to
> seeing Cooper's Hawks and the odd vulture (and Peregrine's in the winter)
> downtown.
>
> [http://www.chaffe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Chaffelogocombo-1.jpg]
>
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> 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2300
> New Orleans, LA 70163
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Date: 7/31/17 1:30 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
Jon/LABIRD,
Claire Thomas and I have seen multiple MIKI when exiting the causeway on
the South shore for at least 2, maybe 3 years now. I have wondered, what is
the draw for them at that spot during their time here?

On Jul 31, 2017 3:19 PM, "Wise, Jon" <Wise...> wrote:

> While we are on the subject of kites, I wanted to report my observations
> this summer of what I perceive as greater than average numbers of
> Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish in the area between West Esplanade
> and the lake, where I live and bird frequently. Just in my neighborhood
> over the past month, it has not been uncommon to see double digits of kites
> in the air and/or on telephone wires, particularly on Avron Boulevard. I
> saw at least six over my house yesterday, including at least two juveniles.
> I love these birds and look forward to them every summer, but I have not
> seen this many in my area as long as I have been watching. It is not
> uncommon to see several in one block, sitting on the telephone wires as if
> they were mourning doves. They don't seem the least concerned with the
> human or car traffic below them.
>
> Interestingly, I have also started seeing them riding the thermals from my
> office in downtown New Orleans- not in as great a number, but lately 3-4 at
> a time. This is a fairly new phenomenon for me, as I am more accustomed to
> seeing Cooper's Hawks and the odd vulture (and Peregrine's in the winter)
> downtown.
>
> [http://www.chaffe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Chaffelogocombo-1.jpg]
>
> Jon W Wise | Partner
> 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2300
> New Orleans, LA 70163
> o: 504-585-7549 | f: 504-544-6137
>
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Date: 7/31/17 1:19 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] STKIs?
Might be on Bayou Rapides Road. Might be between LA 1200 x Bayou Rapides Road and where Bayou Rapides Road intersects LA 121 where sorghum has just been harvested. However, might be between LA 1200 and LA 1 at Boyce as there are bean fields in that direction as well.

Jay Huner // Cotile Lake

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Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 3:02:48 PM
Subject: STKIs?

Just got a report from a non-birder (lifelong hunter/outdoorsman) of 15-20 "kite-like" birds with forked tails swooping low over a bean field near Cotile Lake, Rapides Parish. He thought they may have been trying to flush up insects. When he used the word "kite" he was referring to the shape of the tails, like that of a kite, not to a specific group of raptors. When shown field guide image of Mississippi kite he looked long and said "maybe." When shown field guide image of swallow-tailed kite he immediately said "that's it." But he didn't notice contrasting black and white pattern. Said the sun was in his eyes. For what it's worth.

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Date: 7/31/17 1:19 pm
From: Wise, Jon <Wise...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish
While we are on the subject of kites, I wanted to report my observations this summer of what I perceive as greater than average numbers of Mississippi Kites in Jefferson Parish in the area between West Esplanade and the lake, where I live and bird frequently. Just in my neighborhood over the past month, it has not been uncommon to see double digits of kites in the air and/or on telephone wires, particularly on Avron Boulevard. I saw at least six over my house yesterday, including at least two juveniles. I love these birds and look forward to them every summer, but I have not seen this many in my area as long as I have been watching. It is not uncommon to see several in one block, sitting on the telephone wires as if they were mourning doves. They don't seem the least concerned with the human or car traffic below them.

Interestingly, I have also started seeing them riding the thermals from my office in downtown New Orleans- not in as great a number, but lately 3-4 at a time. This is a fairly new phenomenon for me, as I am more accustomed to seeing Cooper's Hawks and the odd vulture (and Peregrine's in the winter) downtown.

[http://www.chaffe.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Chaffelogocombo-1.jpg]

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Date: 7/31/17 1:05 pm
From: Shively, Steve -FS <steveshively...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] STKIs?
Just got a report from a non-birder (lifelong hunter/outdoorsman) of 15-20 "kite-like" birds with forked tails swooping low over a bean field near Cotile Lake, Rapides Parish. He thought they may have been trying to flush up insects. When he used the word "kite" he was referring to the shape of the tails, like that of a kite, not to a specific group of raptors. When shown field guide image of Mississippi kite he looked long and said "maybe." When shown field guide image of swallow-tailed kite he immediately said "that's it." But he didn't notice contrasting black and white pattern. Said the sun was in his eyes. For what it's worth.


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Date: 7/28/17 10:03 am
From: Melvin Weber <mweber...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Short-tailed Hawk
From those in the know, it is just a Swainson's.
live and learn.

Melvin
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Date: 7/28/17 8:54 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Worm-eating warbler
Yes, I realized after I posted my comment that the WEWA does nest in this
area, so probably the one I saw is a post breeding dispersal bird.
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From: "James W. Beck" <loxosceles928...>
Date: Jul 28, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Worm-eating warbler
To: "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...>
Cc:

Worm-eating Warbler breeds in some areas north of the lake, so I'm
wondering if this was a post-breeding dispersal, versus a migrant. -j

On Jul 28, 2017 09:16, "janine robin" <janinerobin1982...> wrote:

> While sitting outside this morning I had a really good look at a WEWA. It
> was foraging in a large water oak, a mulberry tree and a Shumard oak. Ran
> inside for my camera, but it had moved on. When will I ever learn to bring
> my camera with me?
> Also had a Black-and-White warbler, Pine and Hooded warblers along with an
> IM male Summer tanager. Lots of the usuals also.
> Best,
> Janine Robin
> Folsom LA
> St Tammany parish (NW corner)
>
 

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Date: 7/28/17 7:16 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Worm-eating warbler
While sitting outside this morning I had a really good look at a WEWA. It
was foraging in a large water oak, a mulberry tree and a Shumard oak. Ran
inside for my camera, but it had moved on. When will I ever learn to bring
my camera with me?
Also had a Black-and-White warbler, Pine and Hooded warblers along with an
IM male Summer tanager. Lots of the usuals also.
Best,
Janine Robin
Folsom LA
St Tammany parish (NW corner)
 

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Date: 7/28/17 6:03 am
From: Melvin Weber <mweber...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron
Robby Bacon and I did Cameron yesterday 7-27-17. Pretty typical for July.

In the fields north of Cameron we had several Bobwhites calling along with many singing Dickcissels. Also along the road ditches we had 3 Solitary Sandpipers.

Pintail Loop was over-run with Purple Gallinules, mostly juveniles of all ages. We also had 2 of the 5 Caracaras there. We ended up with 1 Fulvous and 4 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks for our only ducks of the day.

In the town of Cameron we had one Fish Crow.

Along Holly Beach west we had lots of terns. About 1200 least, 300 black, 50 Caspian, 200 Royal, 100 Fosters, 6 Gull-billed and 4 Sandwich. Lots of laughing gulls with a single Herring. Also on this beach we have one Reddish Egret, 4 Snowy Plovers and 2 Wilsons, and two Ospreys.

At Hooligans the only migrants (??) were about 10 Orchard Orioles.

All day long we found small groups (10 t0 50) Purple Martins. Probably 40 to 50 groups. Also lots of Nighthawks moving. Also did manage 2 or 3 Scissor-tails.

About 1/2 mile east of Hollimans along the main road we had our bird of the day. Of course it will have to wait for the official committee ruling but it looked like a great candidate for an imm Short-tailed Hawk. Got photos but they are far from great. Still it will be sent in as such.

One never knows what bird is around the next bend.
 

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Date: 7/27/17 8:29 pm
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Golden-winged Warbler
Mother Nature did an amazing job with her creation of all her colorful
Warblers, especially the striking Golden-winged Warbler photographed at
Peveto Bird Sanctuary. Also, hats off to hard-working Dave Patton who does
a superb job maintaining the Sanctuary.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/lbHsupcZ9bKtzRMo1

Best,
Tom
 

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Date: 7/25/17 2:18 pm
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wood Stork and Wading Bird event August 12, 2017 7am
Saturday, August 12, is the annual Wood Stork and Wading Bird event at
Sherburne WMA South Farm, just west of Baton Rouge. This is "come on your
own" field trip. Gates will be open at 7am and remain open until noon, but
EARLY IS BEST. I will be there as soon as the gates open and will stay on
the observation platform until noon. I will have a scope available. Bring
sunscreen, hats, and water; chairs are optional. Use the restroom on the
way in. Rides will be offered to and from the observation platform. (see
more logistics info under "Directions" below). RSVP is not necessary.

Sherburne South Farm is arguably the best birding spot within 30
minutes of Baton
Rouge. It’s has enough habitat variety to attract not only the forest birds,
but shorebirds in the fall, waterfowl in the winter, and it’s a wading bird
mecca in the summer. The refuge features several large crawfish ponds that
are managed for wintering waterfowl. This means the ponds are slowly drawn
down beginning in July. By the latter part of July (depending on rainfall)
the pond levels are down significantly, making them “wade-able” and most
attractive to herons, egrets and the like, as the fish are concentrated
into smaller areas. Also attracted, sometimes in great numbers,
are Wood Storks! These large wading birds have a fairly limited population
in the U.S. They breed in small numbers in north Florida and Georgia. But
it’s believed that the birds that we see here in Louisiana are of Mexican
origin. They seem to be post-breeding wanderers that come up around the
Texas bend and seem to follow the major rivers like the Mississippi. For
this event, they will open the gate that is normally closed and LDWF allow
you to drive to the ranger station and then provide rides to various tents
located on the compound so you don’t have to walk in the heat. A definite
plus! *The activity tends to spook the birds a bit, so do come early if
you plan to attend.*

If you want to see these birds another time at South Farm, the best way is
to walk into South Farm before dark (bring a flashlight, it’s seriously
dark) and get to levee or the observation platform by the time it’s
light. That way you are less likely to spook the birds who will definitely
move away. One some mornings I’ve counted as many as
2500 Wood Storks here, as well as hundreds of Great, Snowy, Cattle egrets,
White Ibis, and hundreds of Roseate Spoonbills. It’s quite a treat! Do
plan ahead, however, because it's a 3-mile round trip walk. Walk in the
main road...turn left, then, at the dogleg, continue south along the levee
and then turn right at the first levee and you'll see the observation town
out in the middle. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, etc.

Now, please do realize that although we time this event and *plan* to see
lots of birds, the forces of nature don't always work with us! Some years
there are thousands of birds, another year we saw a total of
3 Wood Storks. There are things we cannot control!

Directions: when traveling west on I-10, take the Ramah/Maringuoin exit
135. Turn right at the stop sign and then take the first available left
and then the first right which takes you through the small community of
Ramah. Cross the bridge over the bayou. Turn right to go north on the
side-levee road. It's about 2 miles to South Farm; look for the sign on the
left. Turn right at the South Farm sign to go over the levee to the
parking area. The yellow gate will be open and you can drive into the
refuge and park by the ranger station. ATV's or trucks will take you to
the observation platform. Please stay in the platform area so as not to
spook the birds; be mindful of others who wish to come see the birds.
Scopes will be available for use.

*Note to photographers* -- it's very likely the birds will be some distance
away and we ask that you not approach the birds to try for photographs;
they will certainly fly away.

If you have questions about the event, please email me at
<President...>

Looking forward to seeing y'all there!

--Jane Patterson
Pres, BR Audubon
 

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Date: 7/25/17 12:31 pm
From: Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Best birding cameras? (was Re: [LABIRD-L] Brown Booby)
Super photo, Tom. So here's a question for the list: what kind of camera
setup is good for these close-up bird shots? I used to do a fair amount of
35mm photography, but for years have only used digital point and shoot. I'm
thinking about a new camera though--any suggestions about specifications
and lenses? Budget is always a nice consideration too, of course ...

Thanks!

Jonathan

On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 6:55 PM thomas finnie <finnie.tom...> wrote:

> I wanted to share this picture as I had not posted it to LaBird. The Brown
> Booby was clumsily running across the water and become airborne shortly
> thereafter. It was photographed 2.5 miles away from the LA border in Texas
> on Sabine Lake this past January.
>
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/lbHsupcZ9bKtzRMo1
>
--
Jonathan Rotondo-McCord
<jrmtomburg...>

"Esto fidelis, et noli iudicare."

"This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."
 

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Date: 7/24/17 4:55 pm
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Brown Booby
I wanted to share this picture as I had not posted it to LaBird. The Brown
Booby was clumsily running across the water and become airborne shortly
thereafter. It was photographed 2.5 miles away from the LA border in Texas
on Sabine Lake this past January.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/lbHsupcZ9bKtzRMo1
 

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Date: 7/22/17 5:11 pm
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fall warbler migration has started (in my yard, anyway)
Relaxing on the patio when an interesting chip note caught my ear. Flash of
yellow flies over and....YES! It's a Yellow Warbler!

First migrant warbler of fall for me and new yard bird :)

--Jane Patterson
Ponchatoula
 

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Date: 7/22/17 9:16 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Northern Cardinal vs Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-throateds are essentially finished with nesting chores here in
southern Louisiana, so they have begun to move into non-breeding areas such
as my overly urbanized neighborhood. I saw the first here on 10 July and
have only seen 2 or 3 additional hummers.

This morning, I observed a female hummer nectaring at a large
Firsspike [*Odontonema
strictum*] that is 12-15 feet from a tray feeder where I offer sunflower
seed. A young male cardinal was eating from the feeder, which he left to
chase after the hummer, unsuccessfully.

About 10 minutes later, the hummer was using the flowers of Tropical
Sage [*Salvia
coccinea*] and the same young male cardinal again gave chase, again
unsuccessfully.

Never thought of cardinals as predators.

NLN

--
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Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 7/22/17 9:16 am
From: Melvin Weber <mweber...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] BC Spillway migration
Ronald Stein and I checked out the spillway for shore-bird migration. The mud flats on the eastern side by the river were nice. Our list there included:


Black-necked Stilt 45
Killdeer 20
Least Sandpiper 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 15
Western Sandpiper 1
Short-billed Dowitcher 2
Spotted Sandpiper 15

Laughing Gull 40
Least Tern 12
Gull-billed Tern 8
Black Tern 40 (mostly imm)
Forster’s Tern 8

Sure is nice to see this fall migration starting.
Noteworthy——no Yellowlegs
 

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