LABIRD
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3/25/19 12:20 pm Mark Pethke <mdpethke...> [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
3/25/19 10:30 am Rose Must <rosem.must...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
3/24/19 9:21 pm Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
3/24/19 8:06 pm Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
3/24/19 7:34 pm L.M. Lalonde <maisondorla...> [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
3/20/19 6:58 am Kathy Rhodes <kathyrho...> [LABIRD-L] Wood Stork Still present
3/19/19 6:01 pm Kathy Rhodes <kathyrho...> [LABIRD-L] Wood Stork in Houma, Terrebonne, Parish
3/19/19 10:23 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Good News
3/18/19 6:07 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Immigrants - Cotile Lake Area, NW Rapides Parish, LA
3/18/19 11:39 am David Muth <MuthD...> [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle Saturday: Vireos
3/18/19 10:15 am David Booth <david...> [LABIRD-L] YHBL
3/17/19 8:48 pm Mac Myers <budogmacm...> [LABIRD-L] Petrochelidon swallows (presumably Cliff)
3/17/19 5:20 pm Melvin Weber <mweber...> [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle
3/17/19 12:17 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throat displaying to Black-chinned
3/17/19 12:13 pm Missy Bowen <missybowen...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throat displaying to Black-chinned
3/17/19 11:07 am Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Chimney Swift
3/17/19 10:47 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throat displaying to Black-chinned
3/17/19 10:17 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] The Purple Finch Show
3/17/19 6:55 am Marybeth Lima <marybeth.lima...> [LABIRD-L] FOS birds, Turf Grass Road and Peveto Woods
3/16/19 5:42 pm Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] First Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
3/16/19 3:16 pm David Booth <david...> [LABIRD-L] Golden Plovers
3/16/19 12:45 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] Am Bittern and S t Kite
3/16/19 10:18 am Elias <ejlandry...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Prothonotary Warbler and Great Egret babies
3/16/19 9:05 am Kathy Rhodes <kathyrho...> [LABIRD-L] White winged scoter.
3/16/19 8:34 am Charles Williams <chazbizz91...> [LABIRD-L] blackbirds and robins--disappeared!
3/15/19 5:56 pm Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Re: [LABIRD-L] new additions to LOS Field Trip Series
3/15/19 2:57 pm bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
3/15/19 2:08 pm Suzanne Laird <slaird8720...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Barn Swallow
3/15/19 2:01 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Eastern Kingbird
3/15/19 12:17 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] Hooded Warbler, birds on the move
3/15/19 9:02 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] MacGillivray's Warbler at Couturie Forest still present
3/15/19 8:47 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Finch Show
3/15/19 8:09 am Becky Lloyd <becky...> [LABIRD-L] FOS yard Prothonotary yesterday and again today
3/14/19 6:51 pm Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
3/14/19 6:29 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
3/14/19 5:58 pm Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
3/14/19 5:55 pm Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
3/13/19 2:21 pm Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] 36 Swallow-tailed Kites migrating through Bayou Sauvage NWR
3/13/19 2:15 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] 15,000 whistling ducks and 1400 scaup at Ninemile Point- one Fulvous
3/13/19 10:27 am Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...> Re: [LABIRD-L] The magic of kites
3/13/19 10:23 am Henry, Donata R <droome...> [LABIRD-L] The magic of kites
3/12/19 1:47 pm Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Waxwings
3/11/19 7:28 pm Steven Liffmann <sliffmann...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Limpkin spot in Houma
3/11/19 7:16 pm Claire Thomas <claire...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Limpkin spot in Houma
3/11/19 6:41 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Limpkin spot in Houma
3/11/19 6:25 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] 15,000 whistling ducks and 1400 scaup at Ninemile Point- one Fulvous
3/11/19 3:14 pm Charlotte Seidenberg <charlotte.seidenberg...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Final First Observation - Rubythroat Hummingbirds
3/11/19 11:32 am James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] large movement of Red-shouldered Hawks (?)
3/11/19 7:34 am Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bachman's sparrows
3/11/19 7:10 am Shively, Steve -FS <000001a0ebbf3c10-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Bachman's sparrows
3/11/19 6:34 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Finch Show
3/10/19 3:39 pm Martha Avegno <elliea...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Final First Observation - Rubythroat Hummingbirds
3/10/19 2:39 pm John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Rough-legged Hawk near Broussard Beach
3/10/19 2:13 pm Tracey & David Banowetz <banowetz...> [LABIRD-L] Final First Observation - Rubythroat Hummingbirds
3/10/19 12:59 pm Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Late pine siskin
3/10/19 11:10 am Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Late pine siskin
3/9/19 7:58 pm Rosemary Seidler <rseidler...> [LABIRD-L] 64/100
3/9/19 2:44 pm Puget Sound Birds <pugetsoundbird...> [LABIRD-L] Davis Road to East Jetty Closed Now
3/9/19 2:03 pm Russ Norwood <russn71...> [LABIRD-L] Late pine siskin
3/9/19 12:59 pm Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] LOS WEBSITE BACK ON LINE
3/9/19 8:16 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Purple Finch Show
3/9/19 5:15 am William Matthews <willie_lilly...> [LABIRD-L] Persistence rewarded
3/8/19 3:24 pm Susan Edmunds <000000208257709a-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Western Kingbird
3/8/19 2:16 pm Puget Sound Birds <pugetsoundbird...> [LABIRD-L] PUFI at Cameron
3/8/19 11:49 am Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] LOS Website
3/8/19 11:16 am Michael Seymour <mseymour...> [LABIRD-L] USGS Breeding Bird Surveys call for assistance
3/8/19 11:05 am Kevin Morgan <cowboyinbrla...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron Ferry maintenance again tonight
3/8/19 10:43 am Wendy Rihner <wrihner...> [LABIRD-L] FOS N. Parula
3/7/19 4:28 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] LA Waterthrush
3/7/19 12:52 pm Richard Greig <0000009dca62f1fd-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites - Lake Fausse Point State Park - 02/04/2019
3/7/19 8:59 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] woodworth
3/7/19 8:24 am Shively, Steve -FS <000001a0ebbf3c10-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] woodworth
3/6/19 10:04 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Purple Finches
3/4/19 6:06 pm Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> [LABIRD-L] Great Kiskadees at White Lake
3/4/19 5:40 pm Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> [LABIRD-L] Oriole again
3/4/19 4:13 pm Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron Platform Comments
3/4/19 10:40 am Christine <cjkooi...> [LABIRD-L] RBNU
3/4/19 10:40 am Dorothy Prowell <dprowe...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Massive flocks of robins at sunset
3/4/19 8:06 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Massive flocks of robins at sunset
3/4/19 7:52 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 March 2019 in New Orleans
3/4/19 6:46 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Spike in backyard activity..Folsom, St Tammany parish
3/4/19 6:27 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Spike in backyard activity..Folsom, St Tammany parish
3/4/19 5:52 am Seth M. Nehrbass <snehrbass...> Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 March 2019 in New Orleans
3/3/19 6:19 pm James V Remsen <najames...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Massive flocks of robins at sunset
3/3/19 3:47 pm Charles Williams <chazbizz91...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Wild Turkeys Caddo Parish 3-1-19
3/3/19 11:51 am Dorothy Prowell <dprowe...> [LABIRD-L] Massive flocks of robins at sunset
3/3/19 8:40 am Charles Lyon <lyon5516...> [LABIRD-L] Wild Turkeys Caddo Parish 3-1-19
3/3/19 8:01 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette // Siskins
3/3/19 7:46 am Claire Thomas <claire...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Fledgling Great Horned Owl
3/2/19 5:50 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette // Siskins
3/2/19 11:33 am Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Leftovers
3/2/19 10:32 am Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> [LABIRD-L] Fledgling Great Horned Owl
3/2/19 9:58 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette
3/2/19 9:21 am William Brown <bljnbr...> [LABIRD-L] New yard bird
3/2/19 8:58 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] C wren nest and other spring signs in NE LA
3/2/19 8:33 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette
3/2/19 7:35 am Debra Canatella <2256361688...> [LABIRD-L]
3/2/19 7:08 am Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Segue into Spring
3/2/19 6:45 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Segue into Spring
3/2/19 4:37 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3/1/19 11:44 am Shively, Steve -FS <000001a0ebbf3c10-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] wevi
3/1/19 10:52 am Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] Bird viewing tower at Cameron Jetty
3/1/19 10:15 am Kevin Morgan <cowboyinbrla...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron Ferry temp shutdown TONIGHT
3/1/19 9:49 am Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] Cameron Jetty Road
2/28/19 10:07 am programs braudubon.org <programs...> [LABIRD-L] BRAS Presentation Thurs, March 14th
2/27/19 9:39 pm Cameron Rutt <cameronrutt...> [LABIRD-L] A prior (2014) dark-morph Broad-winged Hawk in Louisiana
2/27/19 3:37 pm Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Need eBird Assistance
2/27/19 12:41 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
2/26/19 4:10 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites
2/26/19 12:30 pm Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites
2/26/19 5:49 am Shively, Steve -FS <000001a0ebbf3c10-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] wild azaleas
2/25/19 9:43 pm Cameron Rutt <cameronrutt...> [LABIRD-L] Wintering warblers (10 spp) in downtown Baton Rouge
2/25/19 3:08 pm Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...> [LABIRD-L] Barn Swallows
2/24/19 8:28 pm Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Eagle Expo
2/24/19 2:30 pm Charlotte Seidenberg <charlotte.seidenberg...> [LABIRD-L] Winter Hummingbird! Immature male rufous
2/24/19 11:34 am Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Eagle Expo
2/24/19 9:14 am Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Eagle Expo
2/24/19 8:52 am Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites
2/24/19 7:53 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle nest active near White Kitchen preserve
2/24/19 6:21 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kite migration - progress report
2/24/19 6:09 am Claire Thomas <claire...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Oriole??
2/24/19 5:42 am Gerald Kruth <000001ca3e77aeec-dmarc-request...> Re: [LABIRD-L] 4 Black Rails!
2/24/19 5:33 am Charles Williams <chazbizz91...> [LABIRD-L] Giant blackbird flock right now
2/24/19 4:55 am Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> [LABIRD-L] 4 Black Rails!
2/23/19 8:33 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Oriole??
2/23/19 7:40 pm Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> [LABIRD-L] Oriole??
2/23/19 3:16 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Rejected and dejected
2/23/19 2:06 pm Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Rejected and dejected
 
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Date: 3/25/19 12:20 pm
From: Mark Pethke <mdpethke...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
My yard's wintering Red-Breasted Nuthatches are also still around, and the
Goldfinches I thought had cleared out have returned with a vengeance. This
weekend a dozen or so at a time were at the feeders, and for the first time
in my five years of keeping track I actually had two that were gold--birds
definitely yellowing-in instead of the usual pale green.

Mark Pethke
Baton Rouge
 

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Date: 3/25/19 10:30 am
From: Rose Must <rosem.must...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
Here at the Must sanctuary in Lafayette we still have the Bullocks Oriole
and his two female Baltimore Oriole lady friends! A couple of Goldfinches,
Yellow-rumpled warblers, white-throated sparrows. One of the Rufous was
still here Saturday.

Rose Must
Lafayette

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 11:21 PM Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
wrote:

> Leon, Jay, LABIRDers,
>
> Here in old Metairie, as of late today, I still had 2 female Purple
> Finches, down from 17 or more in early February. Also, about a dozen
> American Goldfinches. I was completely left out of the nuthatch bonanza
> and only had a single Pine Siskin on one day.
>
> The only spring migrants I've seen were a Ruby-throated Hummingbird on 2
> March and a White-eyed Vireo early last week.
>
> *Iron Nan*
>
> On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 10:06 PM Jay Huner <jvh0660...> wrote:
>
> > Same birds at Cotile Lake, northwest Rapides Parish, London 3/24/19.
> >
> > Jay Huner
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Mar 24, 2019, at 9:33 PM, L.M. Lalonde <maisondorla...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > As of today I still have Red-breasted Nuthatches, Pine Siskins and
> > Goldfinches coming to my feeders on the west side of Ponchatoula.
> Probably
> > slow movers.
> > >
> > > Leon Lalonde
> > > Ponchatoula, LA
> > >
> > > Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
> > Windows 10
> >
>
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
--
Rose Must
 

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Date: 3/24/19 9:21 pm
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
Leon, Jay, LABIRDers,

Here in old Metairie, as of late today, I still had 2 female Purple
Finches, down from 17 or more in early February. Also, about a dozen
American Goldfinches. I was completely left out of the nuthatch bonanza
and only had a single Pine Siskin on one day.

The only spring migrants I've seen were a Ruby-throated Hummingbird on 2
March and a White-eyed Vireo early last week.

*Iron Nan*

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 10:06 PM Jay Huner <jvh0660...> wrote:

> Same birds at Cotile Lake, northwest Rapides Parish, London 3/24/19.
>
> Jay Huner
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Mar 24, 2019, at 9:33 PM, L.M. Lalonde <maisondorla...>
> wrote:
> >
> > As of today I still have Red-breasted Nuthatches, Pine Siskins and
> Goldfinches coming to my feeders on the west side of Ponchatoula. Probably
> slow movers.
> >
> > Leon Lalonde
> > Ponchatoula, LA
> >
> > Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
> Windows 10
>


--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 3/24/19 8:06 pm
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
Same birds at Cotile Lake, northwest Rapides Parish, London 3/24/19.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 24, 2019, at 9:33 PM, L.M. Lalonde <maisondorla...> wrote:
>
> As of today I still have Red-breasted Nuthatches, Pine Siskins and Goldfinches coming to my feeders on the west side of Ponchatoula. Probably slow movers.
>
> Leon Lalonde
> Ponchatoula, LA
>
> Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
 

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Date: 3/24/19 7:34 pm
From: L.M. Lalonde <maisondorla...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Winter Birds
As of today I still have Red-breasted Nuthatches, Pine Siskins and Goldfinches coming to my feeders on the west side of Ponchatoula. Probably slow movers.

Leon Lalonde
Ponchatoula, LA

Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
 

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Date: 3/20/19 6:58 am
From: Kathy Rhodes <kathyrho...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wood Stork Still present
The wood stork is still present this morning in Terrebonne Parish on St.
Louis Canal Rd across from Pollution Control.

It is rare for Terrebonne Parish, just not rare for Louisiana.

The bird has been reported on eBird and to LRBC.
 

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Date: 3/19/19 6:01 pm
From: Kathy Rhodes <kathyrho...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wood Stork in Houma, Terrebonne, Parish
At approximately 7PM I photographed a lone wood stork on St. Louis Canal Rd,
not that far from the Limpkin Spot, foraging and feeding on the edge of the
woods. I observed it from the car. It was quickly reported by Alana Savoy
on the Terrebonne Bird Club Facebook page. I immediately went and found it
easily enough. A lifer for me and I'm so excited. eBird shows it as rare.
It was last reported on eBird in Sept, 2015 by Robert Dobbs flying over
south of Gray but no photographs.
 

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Date: 3/19/19 10:23 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: Good News
Y'All,

After I sent the following message in January, Fred Bassett sent me an
additional note that he had captured our first of fall season 2018 Rufous
Hummingbird in Alachua [Florida], which is 457 straight line miles and 4
months, 20 days from his original banding site. Because he was a young of
the year when we handled him, we hold a lot of hope that we have not heard
the last of him!

*Iron Nan*

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Date: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Subject: Good News
To: humband <humband...>, Humnet <HUMNET-L...>,
Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <
<LABIRD-L...>

Y'All, The value our network of banders across the southeastern states was
underscored this morning when Fred Bassett called from Florida to let me
know that the first Rufous that our team banded this past fall was in his
capable hands! It was one of the treasures from the very productive Owens
site in Covington [Louisiana].

We initiated winter banding there in 1995 and expanded to
spring/summer/fall in 2000. Winter banding has been slow this season, but
we are still working on our sites.

*Iron Nan*
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 3/18/19 6:07 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Immigrants - Cotile Lake Area, NW Rapides Parish, LA
Two FOS immigrants today.

Yellow-throated Vireo - Two, possibly three, singing in Browns Creek Bottoms.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - One at feeder adjacent to east side of Cotile Lake.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 3/18/19 11:39 am
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle Saturday: Vireos
Labird:

Cathy DiSalvo, Joan Garvey and I went down to Grand Isle Saturday. It was still raining when we arrived but the rain soon ended and was replaced by a cold damp north wind. It was obvious the island had received a good soaking but the hoped-for shorebird fall-out did not materialize-the only obvious migrants were three pectorals at Exxon.

We did a little better in the woods, highlighted by vireos. For the day we had 78 White-eyed Vireos, 20 Yellow-throated counted 1x1; 3 Red-eyed Vireos, and 5 Blue-headed.

There were a few migrant warblers: 8 parulas, 5 black-and-whites, 5 hooded, 4 prothonotary, 3 Louisiana Waterthrush and 2 yellow-throated. In the presumed wintering category was a N. Waterthrush, a singing Ovenbird, and Prairie. One of the black-and-whites was a dull female, so perhaps wintering as well.

An early migrant was a singing Swainson's Thrush, but harder to categorize were a Wood Thrush in the supermarket woods (where one wintered), and one, or probably 2 in Griletta. Another possible migrant was one or possibly two Barn Owls, while 1 or 2 Broad-winged Hawks and a chuck were winter holdovers.

Offshore viewing conditions were poor, but we did pick out at least two distant diving gannets, including an adult.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53887815
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53977995
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53977369
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53978019
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53978258

David Muth
New Orleans
 

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Date: 3/18/19 10:15 am
From: David Booth <david...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] YHBL
At 11:30 today there were at least 10 male Yellow-headed Blackbirds on Chalkley Road, Calcasieu Parish. In the trees north of dog kennels.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/17/19 8:48 pm
From: Mac Myers <budogmacm...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Petrochelidon swallows (presumably Cliff)
I had to drive to N.O. area for a couple of days. On the way there,
Thursday 14 March, I saw 2 Petrochelidon swallows at the Atchafalaya River
bridge on US 190. Then on my return Saturday 16 March, I saw 5 such
swallows at a railroad underpass, just north of US 190, west of Lawtell
(between Opelousas and Eunice). The Atchafalaya location is a regular
breeding site for Cliff Swallows. I had not previously noticed them at the
other site. I did not see any of the birds well enough to determine
species, but Cliff certainly most likely, especially for the Atch. birds.
 

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Date: 3/17/19 5:20 pm
From: Melvin Weber <mweber...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grand Isle
Made it to Grand Isle today 3-17-19. Got there at about 7 and it was raining. It rained till about 9:30 to 10:00 off and on but light. Mostly it was overcast and poor light. At Galletta Track (Boardwalk) there were lots of migrants. I identified about half of what I could see with the poor light. When the rain stopped and the sky cleared, 90% of the birds disappeared. Anyway, what I did get was lots of White-eye Vireos (33) alomg with 7 Yellow-throated Vireos and 4 Blue-headeds. In Warblers I got 3 Black and White, 2 Prothonotary, 4 Orange-crowns, 5 Parolas, 1 Palm, 25 Yellow-rumps, 1 Yellow-throated, 1 Prairie, and later in the big woods I got a Hooded. Nothing good besides these in the woods. At the State Park i had a first winter Glaucous Gull along with one American Crow.. Also int the big woods I flushed 2 Yellow-crowned Night Herons. At Elmers I found one Eastern Kingbird and one Neotropic Cormorant. At the Fourchon road I had a group of 30 Whimbrels along with 35 Willet. The only other noteworthy stuff include 2 Reddish Egrets and a flock of 12 Barn Swallows. Some winter Loons and RB Mergansers are still around.

A nice taste of future spring migration.
 

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Date: 3/17/19 12:17 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throat displaying to Black-chinned
As of this very moment, we have at least two adult male RTHUs, our banded
BCHU and two Red-breasted Nuthatches. Local Cooper's Hawk pair are
establishing territory and quite vocal today as well. -jz

James W. Beck
Marrero, LA

On Sun, Mar 17, 2019, 14:13 Missy Bowen <missybowen...> wrote:

> No Ruby-throats at our Algiers feeders yet but our wintering Rufus and the
> Redbreasted Nuthatch are still here, and the sole remaining AMGO is bright
> yellow.
>
> On Sun, Mar 17, 2019, 12:47 PM James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> wrote:
>
>> This morning, Linda and I had our first arrival (that we've detected,
>> anyway) adult male RTHU. He was trying to impress our lingering banded
>> female BCHU. Sorry dude, no dice. She's not into you. -jz
>>
>
 

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Date: 3/17/19 12:13 pm
From: Missy Bowen <missybowen...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throat displaying to Black-chinned
No Ruby-throats at our Algiers feeders yet but our wintering Rufus and the
Redbreasted Nuthatch are still here, and the sole remaining AMGO is bright
yellow.

On Sun, Mar 17, 2019, 12:47 PM James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
wrote:

> This morning, Linda and I had our first arrival (that we've detected,
> anyway) adult male RTHU. He was trying to impress our lingering banded
> female BCHU. Sorry dude, no dice. She's not into you. -jz
>
 

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Date: 3/17/19 11:07 am
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Chimney Swift
Still waiting on my FOS Ruby-throat here in Ponchatoula but I just had my
FOS Chimney Swift.

—Jane Patterson
 

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Date: 3/17/19 10:47 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throat displaying to Black-chinned
This morning, Linda and I had our first arrival (that we've detected,
anyway) adult male RTHU. He was trying to impress our lingering banded
female BCHU. Sorry dude, no dice. She's not into you. -jz
 

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Date: 3/17/19 10:17 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] The Purple Finch Show
11 - 1 male and 10 female Purple Finches still not ready to leave. They
are giving me a lot of pleasure.

*Iron Nan*
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 3/17/19 6:55 am
From: Marybeth Lima <marybeth.lima...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS birds, Turf Grass Road and Peveto Woods
LA-BIRD,

Lynn Hathaway and I took a quick pass through Turf Grass Road yesterday and
we had a few American golden-plovers on the fields (with lots of killdeer
and a flock of American pipits).

When we first entered Peveto, we observed a large flock of yellow-rumped
warblers with a single black-and-white warbler mixed in; we found a second,
smaller flock in the western part of the woods, just north of the entry
road, that included a yellow-throated warbler, a second black-and-white
warbler, and two Northern parula warblers; there was also a single male
hooded warbler in some scrub in this area.

We looked through other parts of Peveto (which were pretty slow,
particularly the shoreline area; the tide was high and there wasn't much
shoreline), and eventually re-located that smaller flock near the water
drip, where two yellow-throated vireos and a white-eyed vireo had joined it.

Good birding,

Marybeth
 

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Date: 3/16/19 5:42 pm
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] First Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
I did a quick mid-morning walk at the Bayou Macon WMA in E Carroll to see if
anything had arrived. The woods are still pretty bare of leaves. I was
rewarded with 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. EBird questioned them and the 2
Blue-headed Vireos. Am Goldfinches and White-throated Sparrows were feeding
on elm seeds and other birds were foraging in or near the elms.
Ruby-crowned Kinglets were tuning up with that odd song they do. Only 20
species on the list, but that was better than the 14 there last week.

Roselie Overby



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53916267


 

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Date: 3/16/19 3:16 pm
From: David Booth <david...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Golden Plovers
Today the Gulf Coast Bird Club’s Monthly Field Trip had 5 Golden Plovers on the mud flats at the entrance to Pintail Loop at Cameron Prairie NWR.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/16/19 12:45 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Am Bittern and S t Kite
An American Bittern was on the marsh edge at the paved semicircular pull-off on Paris Rd (Orleans Parish near the St. Bernard line) today around noon, allowing a leisurely view for Great Delta Tour participants.


We also saw a Swallow-tailed Kite in St. Bernard on our way out to Shell Beach, circling beside the road- couldn't determine direction it was heading.


Peter Y

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Date: 3/16/19 10:18 am
From: Elias <ejlandry...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Prothonotary Warbler and Great Egret babies
While leading a bird tour in Jungle Gardens today, I saw my fos Prothonotary Warbler. We also spotted a nest with freshly hatched Great Egrets on the platforms in Bird City. Two of the men in the group kept hearing a Northern Parula that I couldn't hear (ear infection had stopped-up my ears). Another highlight was a Pileated Woodpecker coming out of a nest hole in the utility pole at the entrance to the Gardens.



Elias Landry

Avery Island, Louisiana
 

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Date: 3/16/19 9:05 am
From: Kathy Rhodes <kathyrho...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White winged scoter.
Male white winged scoter in pond at Point aux Chenes hanging out with lesser scaup. Not too far before St Louis Canal Boat Launch.

Sent from Kathy's iPhone
 

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Date: 3/16/19 8:34 am
From: Charles Williams <chazbizz91...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] blackbirds and robins--disappeared!
On Monday and Tuesday this week I still had large numbers of blackbirds,
mainly rusties, in my neighborhood (Greenwell Springs, EBR Parish). Robins
were also still present in large numbers. I then went away for two days.
Yesterday and again today I drove my neighborhood and found zero blackbirds
and one lonely robin.

This was an earlier and more complete exit than I have previously seen
here. Coupled with the later than usual arrival, it was also the shortest
stay of these species for any winter since I moved here in 2006.

Charles Williams
 

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Date: 3/15/19 5:56 pm
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] new additions to LOS Field Trip Series
Labirders-
Just a reminder that if you are interested in the LOS-sponsored eBird
Workshop coming up in just over a week on 23 March then you need to sign up
for that ASAP. Six spaces still available. See details below.

Also, plenty of spaces still available for the two 13 April trips
listed below. Let's fill those up!

Steve Cardiff

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 10:28 AM Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
wrote:

> Labirders-
> We have added some activities that are scheduled to occur within the
> next couple of months. These will be published in the Spring LOS News but
> we wanted to give everyone more advanced notice. See trip details and how
> to register below.
>

> Thanks,
>
> Steve Cardiff
> ####################
>
> ✦ *23 March 2019. eBird Workshop with Oscar Johnson*. A new LOS-sponsored
> workshop offering presented by LSUMNS graduate student and experienced
> eBirder and eBird Reviewer Oscar Johnson! Start off with a morning indoor
> interactive workshop to learn basic and advanced eBird skills at LSU Museum
> of Natural Science in Baton Rouge. The indoor session will be followed by a
> hands-on late AM-PM field birding exercise to nearby LSU lakes and/or MS
> River levee to test your eBird skills. Bring water, snacks/lunch. Meet at
> LSUMNS (Foster Hall, Room 214) at 9 AM. Limit 12.
>
> ✦ *13 April 2019. Northern Louisiana Pineywoods Nocturnal Migrant Search
> with John Dillon.* Bird throughout the afternoon to see and learn habitat
> requirements for nocturnal species such as resident Eastern Screech-Owl and
> Barred Owl as well as migrants like Eastern Whip-poor-will and
> Chuck-will’s-widow. After dinner at a local restaurant, the group will
> return to these areas at dusk to locate vocalizing Whips, Chucks, and owls.
> During afternoon birding we will also search for Greater Roadrunner,
> White-breasted Nuthatch, Lark Sparrow, and many species of migrating
> songbirds. Meet at Dollar General parking lot in Athens, LA, (Claiborne
> Parish) along Hwy. 9 at 2:00 PM. Bring optics, appropriate clothing, bug
> spray, water, and snacks. Dinner is responsibility of participant. For
> hotel accommodations, consider Lake Claiborne State Park cabin rentals or
> nearby hotels in Ruston (brand new and 30 minutes away). Trip limited to 10
> participants.
>
> ✦ *13 April 2019. Grand Isle with Jack Rogers. *This trip is scheduled to
> coincide with the Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration (link on p. 13, so
> sign up for that too!). Bird the island/nearby eBird hotspots with LSU
> undergraduate Jack Rogers. Itinerary depends on the weather with a trip
> focus to see as many species as possible! Trip will include walking
> including neighborhoods and TNC properties to look for land bird migrants
> (such as Scarlet Tanager, photo right by Donna Dittmann), or out to the
> beach for gulls and shorebirds. Meet at Humble Road/King Tarpon Park beach
> access parking lot at 7 AM. Trip will take a break at lunchtime; bring
> water, snacks, insect repellent, and sunscreen. The woods can be muddy;
> rubber boots are recommended. Trip limited to 10 participants.
>
> Registrants (LOS Members only) will be accepted on a first come basis.
> Note: if you register and are a no-show then you will not be allowed to
> register in the future, or, if already registered for an upcoming trip will
> be removed from that trip - bottom line: if you register and can't attend
> then please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours in advance so that your
> space may filled by someone on the Wait List. *To register for a trip or
> cancel a previous registration, email (spell name correctly):
> <DonnaLDittmann...> <DonnaLDittmann...>* …or else message is
> lost in cyberspace. Personal transportation is required but carpooling may
> be possible or encouraged at the meet/ departure site. These trips remain
> free but we recommend you make a donation to LOS as a means to show support
> for this field trip offering. All food, lodging, or other participant needs
> on LOS Field Trips are the responsibility of the participant. Trip
> changes/cancellations will be posted at the www.losbirds.org.
>
 

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Date: 3/15/19 2:57 pm
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
Dear Iron Nan,

didn’t anise sage (Salvia guaranitica) score up around 30% on sugar content?

trying to remember,
bill fontenot

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 14, 2019, at 8:50 PM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> wrote:
>
> To add, for nearly 15 years, I have been studying the nectar values of
> numerous plants that hummingbirds use and some that they do not use.
>
> Compare Red Buckeye with Mimosa, Shrimp Plant, and Coral Honeysuckle, plus
> others that were rather randomly selected from my document:
>
> *Aesculus pavia* (Red Buckeye) - 1 flower yielded about 12 microliters [µL]
> of 32.0+% nectar.
> *Albizia julibrissin* (Mimosa)- 2 flowers yielded about 15 µL of 25.6%
> nectar.
> *Justicia brandegeeana* - 5 flowers yielded about 18 µL of 25.2% nectar.
> *Justicia brandegeeana* [yellow] - 2 flowers yielded about 12 µL of 26.2%
> nectar.
> *Justicia brandegeeana* 'Fruit Cocktail' - 2 flowers yielded about 15 µL of
> 26.2% nectar.
> *Justicia brandegeeana* 'Fruit Cocktail' [possibly] - 1 flower yielded 20
> µL of 26.4% nectar.
> *Justicia brandegeeana* 'Ugly Shrimp Plant' - 1 flower yielded 12 µL of
> 25.0% nectar.
> *Justicia carnea* - 2 flowers yielded about 30 µL of 25.2% nectar.
> *Justicia fulvicoma* - 1 flower yielded 12 µL of 24.6% nectar.
>
> *Lonicera sempervirens *(Coral Honeysuckle) - 1 flower yielded about 12 µL
> of 23.2% nectar.
>
> Petunia [pinkish purple] - 1 flower yielded about 40 µL of 0.8% nectar.
>
> *Salvia elegans* [Pineapple Sage] - 3 flowers yielded about 12 µL of 22.6%
> nectar
>
> *Iron Nan*
>
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 8:29 PM John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
> wrote:
>
>> Phil, LABIRD,
>>
>> Red Buckeye is one of the main plants that migrating Ruby-throats depend
>> on because they bloom during their migration and continue blooming for a
>> while. There also aren’t that many native blooms during this time
>> (compared to summer and fall) for the birds to use, so that increases the
>> plant’s importance to them.
>>
>> John Dillon
>> Athens,
>> LA
>>
>>
>>> On Mar 14, 2019, at 7:55 PM, Philip Bradley <
>> <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Does anyone know if red buckeye nectar is safe for Hummingbirds? I'm
>> raising some and just read that the leaves and seeds are poisonous to
>> domestic animals. Thanks for any help.
>>>
>>> Phil Bradley
>>> Shreveport
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 3/15/19 2:08 pm
From: Suzanne Laird <slaird8720...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Barn Swallow
I just saw a FOS Barn Swallow in my yard in Franklin Parish. It’s starting to feel like spring.

Suzanne Laird
Winnsboro, LA

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Date: 3/15/19 2:01 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Eastern Kingbird
In the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. First ebird report in the state thus far (though there is a report from Mississippi upriver).


Peter Y

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Date: 3/15/19 12:17 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Hooded Warbler, birds on the move
labirders,

Spring migrants seem to be on the move today. This morning while doing
an area count protocol in the yard (Jena, La Salle Parish) I had two
flyover Little Blue Herons, and heard a Cliff Swallow. Both were FOS for
me.
Then, deciding to go back outside and ramble around the yard a bit
during the twelve o'clock hour, I heard calling, and then got good looks
at, a somewhat early Hooded Warbler (male). Photos obtained for incidental
eBird report. During this same time there were a couple of Blue-gray
Gnatcatchers in the yard. Though common enough during the winter just a few
miles to the south and east in Catahoula NWR, Dewey W. Wills WMA, and other
bottomland locales, I never find gnatcatchers wintering in Jena or the
surrounding piney-woods. So, another spring arrival.
Here are the ebird reports, for those who are interested:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53856854
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53857945

Jonathan Clark
.
 

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Date: 3/15/19 9:02 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] MacGillivray's Warbler at Couturie Forest still present
Continuing MacGillivray's Warbler at Couturie both yesterday afternoon and
today, just now. Hanging out and vocal in the same preferred location. -jz
 

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Date: 3/15/19 8:47 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Finch Show
LABIRDers,

The Purple Finch Show peaked at 19 on 10 March and by yesterday, it was
down to 7, but today I counted 9, all females. They are not coming in to
the feeders as heavily as a couple of days ago, so I expect that they will
all be gone in a day or two.

*Iron Nan*

On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 10:16 AM Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
wrote:

>
> The Purple Finch Show continues with only a slight lessening of
> intensity. The number of individually counted this morning is 15,
> including an unusually colored male. This guy is bright orange instead of
> raspberry-colored as is usual for males. He does still exhibit the dark
> mask and malar bar typical of males of that species.
>
> I am accustomed to seeing color variation in the related House Finch
> coloration, but I never see enough Purple Finches to learn if a similar
> variation is a possibility.
>
> *Iron Nan*
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>


--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 3/15/19 8:09 am
From: Becky Lloyd <becky...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS yard Prothonotary yesterday and again today
Yesterday while looking for a very vocal Northern Parula in our yard a
bright yellow face of a Prothonotary Warbler popped into view. I assume
that today's PROW is the same one... I was unable to get a photo yesterday
but was able to get a quick shot this morning.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53850527

Spring!

Becky Lloyd
Broadmoor/New Orleans

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504-914-3999
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Date: 3/14/19 6:51 pm
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
To add, for nearly 15 years, I have been studying the nectar values of
numerous plants that hummingbirds use and some that they do not use.

Compare Red Buckeye with Mimosa, Shrimp Plant, and Coral Honeysuckle, plus
others that were rather randomly selected from my document:

*Aesculus pavia* (Red Buckeye) - 1 flower yielded about 12 microliters [µL]
of 32.0+% nectar.
*Albizia julibrissin* (Mimosa)- 2 flowers yielded about 15 µL of 25.6%
nectar.
*Justicia brandegeeana* - 5 flowers yielded about 18 µL of 25.2% nectar.
*Justicia brandegeeana* [yellow] - 2 flowers yielded about 12 µL of 26.2%
nectar.
*Justicia brandegeeana* 'Fruit Cocktail' - 2 flowers yielded about 15 µL of
26.2% nectar.
*Justicia brandegeeana* 'Fruit Cocktail' [possibly] - 1 flower yielded 20
µL of 26.4% nectar.
*Justicia brandegeeana* 'Ugly Shrimp Plant' - 1 flower yielded 12 µL of
25.0% nectar.
*Justicia carnea* - 2 flowers yielded about 30 µL of 25.2% nectar.
*Justicia fulvicoma* - 1 flower yielded 12 µL of 24.6% nectar.

*Lonicera sempervirens *(Coral Honeysuckle) - 1 flower yielded about 12 µL
of 23.2% nectar.

Petunia [pinkish purple] - 1 flower yielded about 40 µL of 0.8% nectar.

*Salvia elegans* [Pineapple Sage] - 3 flowers yielded about 12 µL of 22.6%
nectar

*Iron Nan*

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 8:29 PM John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
wrote:

> Phil, LABIRD,
>
> Red Buckeye is one of the main plants that migrating Ruby-throats depend
> on because they bloom during their migration and continue blooming for a
> while. There also aren’t that many native blooms during this time
> (compared to summer and fall) for the birds to use, so that increases the
> plant’s importance to them.
>
> John Dillon
> Athens,
> LA
>
>
> > On Mar 14, 2019, at 7:55 PM, Philip Bradley <
> <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know if red buckeye nectar is safe for Hummingbirds? I'm
> raising some and just read that the leaves and seeds are poisonous to
> domestic animals. Thanks for any help.
> >
> > Phil Bradley
> > Shreveport
> >
> > Sent from my iPad
>


--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 3/14/19 6:29 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
Phil, LABIRD,

Red Buckeye is one of the main plants that migrating Ruby-throats depend on because they bloom during their migration and continue blooming for a while. There also aren’t that many native blooms during this time (compared to summer and fall) for the birds to use, so that increases the plant’s importance to them.

John Dillon
Athens,
LA


> On Mar 14, 2019, at 7:55 PM, Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know if red buckeye nectar is safe for Hummingbirds? I'm raising some and just read that the leaves and seeds are poisonous to domestic animals. Thanks for any help.
>
> Phil Bradley
> Shreveport
>
> Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 3/14/19 5:58 pm
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
Absolutely. Hummingbirds love them. The more, the merrier.

-Jane Patterson

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 7:55 PM Philip Bradley <
<0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Does anyone know if red buckeye nectar is safe for Hummingbirds? I'm
> raising some and just read that the leaves and seeds are poisonous to
> domestic animals. Thanks for any help.
>
> Phil Bradley
> Shreveport
>
> Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 3/14/19 5:55 pm
From: Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Red Buckeye
Does anyone know if red buckeye nectar is safe for Hummingbirds? I'm raising some and just read that the leaves and seeds are poisonous to domestic animals. Thanks for any help.

Phil Bradley
Shreveport

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 3/13/19 2:21 pm
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] 36 Swallow-tailed Kites migrating through Bayou Sauvage NWR
This morning Tom and I observed several flocks of Swallow-tailed Kites
migrating through the Bayou Sauvage NWR along Chef Menteur Hwy and Hwy 11.
The largest group contained 18 kites and the total observed was 36.

Jennifer Coulson
 

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Date: 3/13/19 2:15 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] 15,000 whistling ducks and 1400 scaup at Ninemile Point- one Fulvous
I just posted three (cell phone) pics of the Squealer horde on my blog, birdingneworleans.blogspot.com, for anyone interested.


PY

________________________________
From: Peter H Yaukey
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 8:24:57 PM
To: <labird-l...>
Subject: 15,000 whistling ducks and 1400 scaup at Ninemile Point- one Fulvous


After work I decided to swing by the Ninemile Point grain elevator on the West Bank in New Orleans, to see how the Squealer flock was doing, and ended up parking just downstream and walking the river levee for the length of the facility. I estimated 15,000 whistling ducks, which is the highest count I have heard from Louisiana (beating Dan Purrington's report of 10,000 at Audubon Park, which is rather directly across the River and presumably gets the same birds).


This cacophonous, odiferous, and ridiculously dense aggregation of birds made the 1400 Lesser Scaup at the same spot (but in deeper water areas) seem like an afterthought.


I birded this site regularly twenty years ago, when there were thousands of scaup and nary a whistler. My how times change!


There was one Fulvous Whistling-Duck in mix- the ultimate needle-in-a-haystack challenge for anyone inclined to chase it.


Also peculiar were two Black-necked Stilts walking around amongst the densely spaced whistlers, seemingly much less sensitive to personal space than they usually are.


Peter Yaukey



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Date: 3/13/19 10:27 am
From: Sherry, Thomas W <tsherry...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] The magic of kites
I saw at least four (maybe a lot more, but trees were in the way) swallow-tailed kites fly over my yard in Algiers region of Orleans Parish this morning right around 9:25 AM today. They were flying roughly from west to east.

--Tom Sherry


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Subject: [LABIRD-L] The magic of kites

A small flock of at least 8 swallow-tailed kites flew west to east (Peter!) across Tulanes campus right in the middle of our faculty meeting around 11:35am today. Great view from the 4th floor of Boggs.

The really beautiful part about this was that we had just begun talking about Meg Maurer, an exceptionally talented and intelligent student who recently passed away in a tragic accident. She was involved in several different research projects, an honors thesis investigating impacts of oil and gas pipelines on spartina marshes surrounding the Pointe-au-Chien Indian tribe, had funding from National Geographic to research howler monkeys, was going to manage a research station in Ecuador this summer, and was working on a series of bird illustrations for Dr. Sherrys book in progress on tropical insectivorous birds. She was an amazing artist, and also a scientist and intellect.

The kites contributed to our ongoing tributes to Meg today. Please keep her in your thoughts,

Donata
 

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Date: 3/13/19 10:23 am
From: Henry, Donata R <droome...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] The magic of kites
A small flock of at least 8 swallow-tailed kites flew west to east (Peter!) across Tulane’s campus right in the middle of our faculty meeting around 11:35am today. Great view from the 4th floor of Boggs.

The really beautiful part about this was that we had just begun talking about Meg Maurer, an exceptionally talented and intelligent student who recently passed away in a tragic accident. She was involved in several different research projects, an honors thesis investigating impacts of oil and gas pipelines on spartina marshes surrounding the Pointe-au-Chien Indian tribe, had funding from National Geographic to research howler monkeys, was going to manage a research station in Ecuador this summer, and was working on a series of bird illustrations for Dr. Sherry’s book in progress on tropical insectivorous birds. She was an amazing artist, and also a scientist and intellect.

The kites contributed to our ongoing tributes to Meg today. Please keep her in your thoughts,

Donata


 

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Date: 3/12/19 1:47 pm
From: Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Waxwings
When I arrived at the swimming pool this noon there were about 70 Cedar Waxwings occupying two small trees in the parking lot. When I was getting into the pool two of the people who know me were all full of excitement. They said, "What's up with those birds?". In a large oak tree there were at least 200 Waxwings; those I saw in the other two trees were still there. I told them it was the greatest flock of Waxwings I had ever seen. One of my swim buddies suggested it might mean the "END OF TIMES". I said maybe so. The birds left after an hour or so. The only feeding I saw was on the ground.

Phil Bradley
SE Shreveport

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Date: 3/11/19 7:28 pm
From: Steven Liffmann <sliffmann...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Limpkin spot in Houma
Perhaps these are the Juvi's from last April, along with the parentals?

Regardless, very cool they're hanging around.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/14SvFGk2DclLw4p02



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Steven Liffmann

266 Abalon Court
New Orleans, La 70114

Cell# 504.416.1615<tel:504.416.1615>

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Date: Mon, Mar 11, 2019 8:41 PM
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Subject:[LABIRD-L] Limpkin spot in Houma

People are reporting FIVE Limpkins at the Limpkin spot in Houma.

Please report to LBRC if you go get them.

Thanks!
John Dillon
Athens, LA

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Date: 3/11/19 7:16 pm
From: Claire Thomas <claire...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Limpkin spot in Houma
FANTASTIC!

Claire Thomas
<claire...>



On Mar 11, 2019, at 8:41 PM, John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> wrote:

> People are reporting FIVE Limpkins at the Limpkin spot in Houma.
>
> Please report to LBRC if you go get them.
>
> Thanks!
> John Dillon
> Athens, LA
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
 

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Date: 3/11/19 6:41 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Limpkin spot in Houma
People are reporting FIVE Limpkins at the Limpkin spot in Houma.

Please report to LBRC if you go get them.

Thanks!
John Dillon
Athens, LA

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Date: 3/11/19 6:25 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] 15,000 whistling ducks and 1400 scaup at Ninemile Point- one Fulvous
After work I decided to swing by the Ninemile Point grain elevator on the West Bank in New Orleans, to see how the Squealer flock was doing, and ended up parking just downstream and walking the river levee for the length of the facility. I estimated 15,000 whistling ducks, which is the highest count I have heard from Louisiana (beating Dan Purrington's report of 10,000 at Audubon Park, which is rather directly across the River and presumably gets the same birds).


This cacophonous, odiferous, and ridiculously dense aggregation of birds made the 1400 Lesser Scaup at the same spot (but in deeper water areas) seem like an afterthought.


I birded this site regularly twenty years ago, when there were thousands of scaup and nary a whistler. My how times change!


There was one Fulvous Whistling-Duck in mix- the ultimate needle-in-a-haystack challenge for anyone inclined to chase it.


Also peculiar were two Black-necked Stilts walking around amongst the densely spaced whistlers, seemingly much less sensitive to personal space than they usually are.


Peter Yaukey



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Date: 3/11/19 3:14 pm
From: Charlotte Seidenberg <charlotte.seidenberg...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Final First Observation - Rubythroat Hummingbirds
FOS ruby-throated (male) today.
Banded male rufous is still here, blue spot on his forehead fading as his
new plumage comes in.

Charlotte Seidenberg
Covington, LA 70433-2325
504-899-6973
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On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 4:13 PM Tracey & David Banowetz <
<banowetz...> wrote:

> Well y’all, it is the end of an era. With my move from Ouida to Abita
> Springs taking place in a few weeks, I made note of my final FOS for a make
> ruby throat hummingbird this morning. This marks 19 straight years of FOS
> data. For those who are interested:
>
> 2019: March 10 (male) Pending (female)
> 2018: March 10 (male) March 24 (female)
> 2017: March 18 (male) March 20 (female)
> 2016: March 13 (male) March 23 (female)
> 2015: March 18 (male) No data (female)
> 2014: March 16 (male) March 29 (female)
> 2013: March 9 (Male) No data (female)
> 2012: March 1 (male) March 28 (female)
> 2011: March 12 (male) March 17 (possible female) March 20
> (confirmed female)
> 2010: March 9 (male) No data (female)
> 2009: March 7 (male) March 28 (female)
> 2008: March 9 (male) March 26 (female)
> 2007: March 11 (male) March 13 (female)
> 2006: March 12 (male) March 20 (female) (note - out of town March 17 -
> 19)
> 2005: March 12 (male) March 21 (female)
> 2004: March 10 (male) March 21 (female)
> 2003: March 8 (male) No data (female)
> 2002: March 15 (male) March 21 (female)
> 2001: March 7 (male) March 26 (female)
>
>
> Kind regards,
> Tracey Banowetz
> Weyanoke, LA 70787
> (northwest corner of West Feliciana parish)


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Date: 3/11/19 11:32 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] large movement of Red-shouldered Hawks (?)
Yesterday, my long-time friend and colleague Eric Guidry called to tell me
that he had a "flock" of 20-25 Red-shouldered (!) Hawks flying north over
his residence in Lakeview. Thinking he may have seen Broad-wings instead,
I mentioned this to him, but he insists that they were RSHAs and that many
of them were calling. I have never heard of such a thing with RSHA. Eric
began birding with me when we were young teenagers, and he is quite
familiar with this species from both birding and working with rehab
individuals when we volunteered at Audubon Zoo. Grant it, Eric is now an
entomologist and hasn't birded in numerous years, but I thought I would at
least pass this along for conversational purposes. Anyone else hear of
such a thing? Thanks! -j

--
James W. Beck
Marrero, LA
 

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Date: 3/11/19 7:34 am
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bachman's sparrows
Just heard at least one off Messina Road about a mile and a half before it intersects with La 488 (Twin Bridges Road.

Jay Huner

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Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bachman's sparrows

Singing sweetly in the pineywoods this morning southwest of Alexandria, Rapides Parish.

Steve Shively
Wildlife Biologist
Forest Service
Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District
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c: 318-880-7822
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Date: 3/11/19 7:10 am
From: Shively, Steve -FS <000001a0ebbf3c10-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bachman's sparrows
Singing sweetly in the pineywoods this morning southwest of Alexandria, Rapides Parish.

Steve Shively
Wildlife Biologist
Forest Service
Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District
p: 318-793-9427
c: 318-880-7822
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Date: 3/11/19 6:34 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Finch Show
The Purple Finch Show continues unabated. I counted 20 today and I
strongly suspect that I am undercounting with so many in action at one time.

The few American Goldfinches just don't stand a chance.

*Iron Nan*

On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 2:38 PM James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
wrote:

> Whoa! That's bad-ass!
>
> On Sat, Mar 9, 2019, 10:16 AM Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
> wrote:
>
>> The Purple Finch Show continues with only a slight lessening of intensity.
>> The number of individually counted this morning is 15, including an
>> unusually colored male. This guy is bright orange instead of
>> raspberry-colored as is usual for males. He does still exhibit the dark
>> mask and malar bar typical of males of that species.
>>
>> I am accustomed to seeing color variation in the related House Finch
>> coloration, but I never see enough Purple Finches to learn if a similar
>> variation is a possibility.
>>
>> *Iron Nan*
>> --
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Nancy L Newfield
>> Casa Colibrí
>> Metairie, Louisiana USA
>> <nancy...>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 3/10/19 3:39 pm
From: Martha Avegno <elliea...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Final First Observation - Rubythroat Hummingbirds
First sighting of male Ruby throated this morning! He did not stay.
Ellie Avegno
South Baton Rouge

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> On Mar 10, 2019, at 4:13 PM, Tracey & David Banowetz <banowetz...> wrote:
>
> Well y’all, it is the end of an era. With my move from Ouida to Abita Springs taking place in a few weeks, I made note of my final FOS for a make ruby throat hummingbird this morning. This marks 19 straight years of FOS data. For those who are interested:
>
> 2019: March 10 (male) Pending (female)
> 2018: March 10 (male) March 24 (female)
> 2017: March 18 (male) March 20 (female)
> 2016: March 13 (male) March 23 (female)
> 2015: March 18 (male) No data (female)
> 2014: March 16 (male) March 29 (female)
> 2013: March 9 (Male) No data (female)
> 2012: March 1 (male) March 28 (female)
> 2011: March 12 (male) March 17 (possible female) March 20 (confirmed female)
> 2010: March 9 (male) No data (female)
> 2009: March 7 (male) March 28 (female)
> 2008: March 9 (male) March 26 (female)
> 2007: March 11 (male) March 13 (female)
> 2006: March 12 (male) March 20 (female) (note - out of town March 17 - 19)
> 2005: March 12 (male) March 21 (female)
> 2004: March 10 (male) March 21 (female)
> 2003: March 8 (male) No data (female)
> 2002: March 15 (male) March 21 (female)
> 2001: March 7 (male) March 26 (female)
>
>
> Kind regards,
> Tracey Banowetz
> Weyanoke, LA 70787
> (northwest corner of West Feliciana parish)
 

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Date: 3/10/19 2:39 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Rough-legged Hawk near Broussard Beach
Rough-legged Hawk photographed in Cameron Parish along Hwy 27 just east of the turn to Broussard Beach. Photographed and submitted online to Louisiana Birds and Birdwatching Facebook page by Kathleen O’Shaugnessy. Light juvenile.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

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Date: 3/10/19 2:13 pm
From: Tracey & David Banowetz <banowetz...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Final First Observation - Rubythroat Hummingbirds
Well y’all, it is the end of an era. With my move from Ouida to Abita Springs taking place in a few weeks, I made note of my final FOS for a make ruby throat hummingbird this morning. This marks 19 straight years of FOS data. For those who are interested:

2019: March 10 (male) Pending (female)
2018: March 10 (male) March 24 (female)
2017: March 18 (male) March 20 (female)
2016: March 13 (male) March 23 (female)
2015: March 18 (male) No data (female)
2014: March 16 (male) March 29 (female)
2013: March 9 (Male) No data (female)
2012: March 1 (male) March 28 (female)
2011: March 12 (male) March 17 (possible female) March 20 (confirmed female)
2010: March 9 (male) No data (female)
2009: March 7 (male) March 28 (female)
2008: March 9 (male) March 26 (female)
2007: March 11 (male) March 13 (female)
2006: March 12 (male) March 20 (female) (note - out of town March 17 - 19)
2005: March 12 (male) March 21 (female)
2004: March 10 (male) March 21 (female)
2003: March 8 (male) No data (female)
2002: March 15 (male) March 21 (female)
2001: March 7 (male) March 26 (female)


Kind regards,
Tracey Banowetz
Weyanoke, LA 70787
(northwest corner of West Feliciana parish)
 

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Date: 3/10/19 12:59 pm
From: Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Late pine siskin
And, lo and behold, two goldfinches this afternoon. They just don't want to
leave!

--
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."



On March 10, 2019 1:10:28 PM "Jonathan Rotondo-McCord"
<jrmtomburg...> wrote:

> Still getting several pine siskins at the feeder here in Mandeville this
> morning. Also have a lingering pair of white-throated sparrows cleaning up
> under the feeder; male is brightening up nicely. Yellow-bellied sapsucker
> yesterday morning, also at feeder.
>
> --
> 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."
>
>
>
> On March 9, 2019 4:03:40 PM Russ Norwood <russn71...> wrote:
>
>> Here in our SE Baton Rouge yard, pine siskins are infrequent visitors,
>> usually among the goldfinches and occasional purple finches during the
>> winter. Although the goldfinches and purple finches have been gone a couple
>> of weeks today we had a lone pine siskin on one of our sunflower feeders.
>>
>>
>>
>> Russ Norwood
>
>
 

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Date: 3/10/19 11:10 am
From: Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Late pine siskin
Still getting several pine siskins at the feeder here in Mandeville this
morning. Also have a lingering pair of white-throated sparrows cleaning up
under the feeder; male is brightening up nicely. Yellow-bellied sapsucker
yesterday morning, also at feeder.

--
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."



On March 9, 2019 4:03:40 PM Russ Norwood <russn71...> wrote:

> Here in our SE Baton Rouge yard, pine siskins are infrequent visitors,
> usually among the goldfinches and occasional purple finches during the
> winter. Although the goldfinches and purple finches have been gone a couple
> of weeks today we had a lone pine siskin on one of our sunflower feeders.
>
>
>
> Russ Norwood
 

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Date: 3/9/19 7:58 pm
From: Rosemary Seidler <rseidler...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] 64/100
LA Birders,


Congratulations to Jay Huner! He recently observed 8 new parish birds in St. Helena Parish to complete his goal of seeing 100 species in each of the 64 parishes in Louisiana.


Believe me when I say that this is not an easy task.


Well done, Jay.


Rosemary Seidler

Shreveport, LA
 

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Date: 3/9/19 2:44 pm
From: Puget Sound Birds <pugetsoundbird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Davis Road to East Jetty Closed Now
Just an FYI that Davis Road to East Jetty is now closed.
don
 

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Date: 3/9/19 2:03 pm
From: Russ Norwood <russn71...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Late pine siskin
Here in our SE Baton Rouge yard, pine siskins are infrequent visitors,
usually among the goldfinches and occasional purple finches during the
winter. Although the goldfinches and purple finches have been gone a couple
of weeks today we had a lone pine siskin on one of our sunflower feeders.



Russ Norwood
 

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Date: 3/9/19 12:59 pm
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS WEBSITE BACK ON LINE
Maintenance complete on the Losbird dot org website.

Thank you, David L’Hoste, for your many years and continued work as webmaster.

Judith
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Date: 3/9/19 8:16 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Purple Finch Show
The Purple Finch Show continues with only a slight lessening of intensity.
The number of individually counted this morning is 15, including an
unusually colored male. This guy is bright orange instead of
raspberry-colored as is usual for males. He does still exhibit the dark
mask and malar bar typical of males of that species.

I am accustomed to seeing color variation in the related House Finch
coloration, but I never see enough Purple Finches to learn if a similar
variation is a possibility.

*Iron Nan*
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 3/9/19 5:15 am
From: William Matthews <willie_lilly...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Persistence rewarded
LA Birders,

Helped Jay Huner and David Booth with their parish lists this week which at times reminded me of the Summer Bird atlas in that it was less than exciting. St. Helena Parish was one such area with a shortage of avian diversity. But as they say "Good things come to those that wait” and “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then” we stumbled across a cooperative flock of 11 WITU “And a good time was had by all”…

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53621780
 

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Date: 3/8/19 3:24 pm
From: Susan Edmunds <000000208257709a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Western Kingbird
Greetings,
A Western Kingbird sighted in western St. Martin Parish on March 6 & 7. Moved on today.
Here's a link to somewhat soft focus photos on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/84375218@N07/
 

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Date: 3/8/19 2:16 pm
From: Puget Sound Birds <pugetsoundbird...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] PUFI at Cameron
I had a single PUFI today at Cameron along with some goldfinches. There is
no March records in ebird for Cameron for March onward. Had some color on
the back and wings so may have been an ASY female. Nothing else to report.


don norman

Ferry down tonite.
 

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Date: 3/8/19 11:49 am
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LOS Website
The LOS website losbird dot org will be down for about 24 hours sometime this weekend for maintenance.

Thanks for you patience.

Judith O’Neale posting for Webmaster David L’Hoste

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Judith O’Neale
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Date: 3/8/19 11:16 am
From: Michael Seymour <mseymour...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] USGS Breeding Bird Surveys call for assistance
Howdy folks,

The USGS Breeding Bird Survey season is quickly approaching (15 May to 30 June in our region). For many, this effort needs no introduction ? BBS data are used to gauge breeding bird abundance and distribution across the USA and Canada and often provide our first indications of population declines. As a professional bird nerd, these data and their analyses are used almost daily at work.

From the USGS BBS website (https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/about/):

$B!H(BEach year during the height of the avian breeding season, June for most of the U.S. and Canada, participants skilled in avian identification collect bird population data along roadside survey routes. Each survey route is approximately 24.5 miles long with stops situated ideally 0.5-mile apart. At each stop, a 3-minute point count is conducted. During the count, every bird seen within a 0.25-mile radius or heard is recorded. Surveys start one-half hour before local sunrise and take about 5 hours to complete. Over 4100 survey routes are located across the continental U.S. and Canada.

Once analyzed, BBS data provide an index of population abundance that can be used to estimate population trends and relative abundances at various geographic scales. http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/bbs.html for more than 420 bird species and all https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RawData/FTPdisclaim.cfm are currently available via the BBS web site.$B!I(B

In Louisiana, these surveys have been performed for years by a small group of exceptionally dedicated birders and bird biologists. In fact, this small group of surveyors shrinks each year. This year, of the 67 active BBS routes in our state, only 51 routes have been assigned to observers (23 total observers). Although this translates to about 2 routes per observer, in reality, several observers are only able to perform one survey, which means some folks are volunteering for 5, 6, or even 7 routes! In other words, the current pool of observers is maxed out re: number of surveys they can perform.

I would greatly appreciate additional volunteers for this extremely important project. Each survey route is only surveyed once per year (although we recommend driving the route the day before to ensure roads aren't blocked!). Also, routes are currently vacant throughout the state; likely, there will be a route near you.

The following routes are currently vacant. Please note that cells populated in the "Tentative Observer" column mean an observer is currently assigned to that route, but would either (1) prefer to retire from the survey or (2) likely be out of town during the survey period this year. That being said, I'd prefer new volunteers for all the routes to, at least, be prepared should tentative observers have to bail for this year.

Route Route Name Main Parish Tentative Observer?
303 Concord West Carroll $B!|(B
20 Fishville Rapides $B!|(B
122 Burr Ferry Vernon $B!|(B
308 Woodlawn Calcasieu $B!|(B
407 Vinton 2 Calcasieu $B!|(B
903 River Road East Baton Rouge $B!|(B
26 Clay Jackson
61 Mount Union Union
62 Womack Bienville
18 Mayflower Tensas
30 Glencoe St. Mary
34 Maurice Vermilion
56 De Quincy Beauregard
58 Flat Creek Winn
59 Zwolle Sabine
60 Transylvania East Carroll
124 Rayville 2 Richland
139 Linville Union
405 Hargis 2 St. Mary
414 Lake Cove Evangeline

Additional information, including maps of routes, is available at: https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm

As always, PLEASE respond to me OFF list at the e-mail address below to join this effort!

Thank you very much! I greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide!


Respectfully,

Michael Seymour
mseymour at wlf.la.gov
Nongame Ornithologist
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Wildlife Diversity Program (formerly Natural Heritage Program)
2000 Quail Drive, Rm 221
Baton Rouge, LA 70706
Phone: 225-763-3554
 

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Date: 3/8/19 11:05 am
From: Kevin Morgan <cowboyinbrla...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron Ferry maintenance again tonight
FYI, the Cameron Ferry is scheduled to stop operating tonight at 9:00 PM for
about four hours for maintenance.



Kevin Morgan

Baton Rouge LA




 

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Date: 3/8/19 10:43 am
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS N. Parula
We had two singing male N. Parulas this afternoon in the yard. Spring is on
its way!

Wendy Rihner
 

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Date: 3/7/19 4:28 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LA Waterthrush
labirders,

I had my FOS Louisiana Waterthrush today at Zimmer Creek Rd, NW of Jena
in La Salle Parish. I'm guessing he's the same male that's been on this
territory the past couple of breeding seasons since I started birding this
location regularly because I saw my FOS for 2018, also on March 7, at the
same spot.
Other reminders that spring is coming: I heard a White-eyed Vireo
singing (same spot at the waterthrush). Reminders that winter ain't done
yet: Purple Finch (1), Red-breasted Nuthatch (1), Winter Wren (1).
The eBird list is at this link:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53573850

Happy Birding;
Jonathan Clark
 

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Date: 3/7/19 12:52 pm
From: Richard Greig <0000009dca62f1fd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites - Lake Fausse Point State Park - 02/04/2019
I had three very vocal STKI circle over while camping with the wife and kids at Lake Fausse Point State Park. 
Lat: 30° 3'34.12"N  Long:91°36'34.35"W
Headed due East.

I have cell phone photos of them - ID quality+ - if anyone needs them.
Would have reported this earlier but there's no cell service or functional WiFi out there - which was wonderful being unplugged!


Richard Greig
 

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Date: 3/7/19 8:59 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] woodworth
Steve et al,

The Purple Finch show probably peaked yesterday. I counted 21 at one time,
including 5 colorful males. I estimate that there were 25 to 30. Today,
there are about 20. Also, was surprised to see a single Pine Siskin, which
are much more unusual. My records show the first ever on 3 May 1978, when
there was a major rain/flooding event in New Orleans and a second one in
January 2018 [according to eBird entries]. As yet, I do not have all of my
notes entered to eBird, but I doubt there are many more. A few American
Goldfinches are also visiting, but I do see at least a few every winter.

Everything has been quiet here for the last 45 minutes because a large
female Cooper's Hawk came in. She remained perched in a small Elderberry
thicket and just flew out.

*Iron Nan*

On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 10:24 AM Shively, Steve -FS <
<000001a0ebbf3c10-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> No more purple finches or goldfinches, a few pine siskins at my feeders.
> Still hearing red-breasted nuthatches out in the pine woods.
>
> Steve Shively
> Wildlife Biologist
> Forest Service
> Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District
> p: 318-793-9427
> c: 318-880-7822
> f: 318-793-9430
> <steve.shively...>
>
> 9912 Hwy 28 West
> Boyce, LA 71409
> www.fs.fed.us
>
>
> Caring for the land and serving people
>
>
>
>
>
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Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
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Date: 3/7/19 8:24 am
From: Shively, Steve -FS <000001a0ebbf3c10-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] woodworth
No more purple finches or goldfinches, a few pine siskins at my feeders. Still hearing red-breasted nuthatches out in the pine woods.

Steve Shively
Wildlife Biologist
Forest Service
Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District
p: 318-793-9427
c: 318-880-7822
f: 318-793-9430
<steve.shively...>

9912 Hwy 28 West
Boyce, LA 71409
www.fs.fed.us


Caring for the land and serving people





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Date: 3/6/19 10:04 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Purple Finches
LABIRDrs,

The press of Purple Finches continues unabated and growing such that I had
to make an "emergency" trip to the hardware store to satisfy the demand for
sunflower seed. I've counted more American Goldfinches and a smattering of
House Finches as well. The store had their 'thistle' [read niger/nyger] on
sale, so I purchased a modest bag of that to see if they would show any
interest.

*Iron Nan*
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 3/4/19 6:06 pm
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Great Kiskadees at White Lake
I received a report from Marvin Steinback of two Great Kiskadees at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area nature trail. This was today 4 March about 12:30 PM. The birds were along the north side of the area, where a canal/trail extends due east from the parking area.

Steve Cardiff

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/4/19 5:40 pm
From: Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Oriole again
This time I got a very short (4-second) video clip (camera battery ran
out, and the oriole was playing hard to get this morning). Opinion was
pretty divided last week on whether it was a female Baltimore or
Bullock's. If anyone wants to have another look, see
https://youtu.be/vRu8fuBvLyw.

Thanks!

Jonathan
Woodridge subdivision, Mandeville-Madisonville

--
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: 3/4/19 4:13 pm
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron Platform Comments
There were 20 comments regarding the Cameron Platform with various positions. Since this is just a “what if” there are no real definitive answers possible.

Keep = 9 of 20
Move 1 of 20 but various options
Keep and Build = 6 or more of 20 also with many variables

Problems with security at the location behind the Rec Center – vandals and misuse.
It would be nice to have two platforms but cost would be a big factor.
Many folks noted the inconvenience of the shuttle and timing would be a big factor.
It will be interesting to see schedule Venture Global comes up with.
The walking distance to the platform from the dock.
Concern for nesting habitat.
Possible better place = Broussard Beach

This is a pretty small representations of birders but I’ll let Davy know results

If you’d like a copy of all comments, email me off list and I’ll send document.

Judith




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Lafayette, LA



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Date: 3/4/19 10:40 am
From: Christine <cjkooi...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] RBNU
This morning's cold front blew in a hungry Red-Breasted Nuthatch to my feeders, a new yard bird for me.

Christine Kooi
Garden District, Baton Rouge
 

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Date: 3/4/19 10:40 am
From: Dorothy Prowell <dprowe...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Massive flocks of robins at sunset
Van, Bill, and others -

Seems as though this is an unusual AmRo event, at least in our area. I'm going to the site Tues. evening with a photographer friend and will attempt to get a photo which I will post on eBird, and a more specific count ... unless the birds have headed north. They were still there on Sat. evening. Thanks for your feedback.

Dorothy

On 3/4/19, 10:06 AM, "Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds on behalf of bill fontenot" <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of <natrldlite...> wrote:

Dorothy —

Interestingly, we had the largest robin flock ever (n=37 winters) at our place yesterday......a conservative ca. 1,500; a literal fraction of your flock(!)

it occurred yesterday (03 march) right in the wake of the cold front/1.2” rain that came through at 11:45am....

cold winds were W 15-20 and the flock was moving E directly into it — singing, calling, and grabbing the occasional hackberry as they steadily paraded eastward.....it really resembled/sounded like some sort of hackberry mardi gras celebratory procession ....

i stepped outside at 12:45....knowing immediately that this was gonna be our biggest AmRo count ever, i immediately began counting......

within 5 minutes i’d gotten to 500 when (i assume) the local cooper’s hawk made a pass just east of the backyard, flushing a massive slug of birds (w/some waxwings mixed in) that i judged to be at least equal to the number i had previously counted.....and in the distance/north i could hear many more calling/singing/westbound birds.....within a minute or so, all had cleared out....

we live in a hackberry dominated area inside of a 50-acre patch of bottomland hardwood (n lafayette parish 0.5mi E of bayou vermilion)....

during good hackberry years (such as this one) between late november-feb we commonly — almost daily —see/hear flocks of 100-300 feeding AmRo within a 100 yard circle around our house.... i’ve never walked the acreage to do more robin counting.....

we rarely see flocks in the act of commuting to or from roosts, so we must be in or near an epicenter of their local feeding grounds....

in my 33 seasons of doing multiple south LA CBCs i’ve witnessed/counted at least a few dozen “big” dawn/dusk-commuting robin flocks, and and am sure we’ve never gotten much over 1,000 birds on maybe 4-5 total occasions....

methinks you have indeed been witnessing a phenomenon!

cheers,
bill fontenot

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 3, 2019, at 8:19 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>
> Dorothy/LABIRD: Robins do have large communal roosts here in the winter, but seldom are they precisely located or counted. 2018-19 is not a particularly good year for winter Robins, at least in the Baton Rouge area.
>
> If you can go back and make an estimate and then eBird the location and estimate, that would be great to have archived. Just don’t wait too long, because they will be headed back north any day.
>
> ===================
>
> Dr. J. V. Remsen
> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> najames<at>LSU.edu
>
>> On Mar 3, 2019, at 1:51 PM, Dorothy Prowell <dprowe...> wrote:
>>
>> If this phenomenon has already been described on Labird, please excuse the repetition. On a 600 acre brushy clear-cut next to forested property in W. Feliciana Parish, a spectacle occurs every evening at dusk. Flocks containing often hundreds of robins fly into the sky above the clear-cut, join with others large flocks, and begin to circle above the field with more and more birds joining in until there are many thousands of birds flying in a coordinated pattern together. This goes on for maybe half an hour with groups coming and going until all are presumably roosting in the surrounding tall trees. I’ve read that robins often roost together after feeding but never seen such huge populations. Does this happen every year or are we experiencing a bumper year for robins? Reminds me of the mass flight of bats from Congress Ave. in Austin, except on a reversed daily schedule, and with fewer individuals.
>>
>> Dorothy Prowell
>>
>


 

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Date: 3/4/19 8:06 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Massive flocks of robins at sunset
Dorothy —

Interestingly, we had the largest robin flock ever (n=37 winters) at our place yesterday......a conservative ca. 1,500; a literal fraction of your flock(!)

it occurred yesterday (03 march) right in the wake of the cold front/1.2” rain that came through at 11:45am....

cold winds were W 15-20 and the flock was moving E directly into it — singing, calling, and grabbing the occasional hackberry as they steadily paraded eastward.....it really resembled/sounded like some sort of hackberry mardi gras celebratory procession ....

i stepped outside at 12:45....knowing immediately that this was gonna be our biggest AmRo count ever, i immediately began counting......

within 5 minutes i’d gotten to 500 when (i assume) the local cooper’s hawk made a pass just east of the backyard, flushing a massive slug of birds (w/some waxwings mixed in) that i judged to be at least equal to the number i had previously counted.....and in the distance/north i could hear many more calling/singing/westbound birds.....within a minute or so, all had cleared out....

we live in a hackberry dominated area inside of a 50-acre patch of bottomland hardwood (n lafayette parish 0.5mi E of bayou vermilion)....

during good hackberry years (such as this one) between late november-feb we commonly — almost daily —see/hear flocks of 100-300 feeding AmRo within a 100 yard circle around our house.... i’ve never walked the acreage to do more robin counting.....

we rarely see flocks in the act of commuting to or from roosts, so we must be in or near an epicenter of their local feeding grounds....

in my 33 seasons of doing multiple south LA CBCs i’ve witnessed/counted at least a few dozen “big” dawn/dusk-commuting robin flocks, and and am sure we’ve never gotten much over 1,000 birds on maybe 4-5 total occasions....

methinks you have indeed been witnessing a phenomenon!

cheers,
bill fontenot

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 3, 2019, at 8:19 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>
> Dorothy/LABIRD: Robins do have large communal roosts here in the winter, but seldom are they precisely located or counted. 2018-19 is not a particularly good year for winter Robins, at least in the Baton Rouge area.
>
> If you can go back and make an estimate and then eBird the location and estimate, that would be great to have archived. Just don’t wait too long, because they will be headed back north any day.
>
> ===================
>
> Dr. J. V. Remsen
> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> najames<at>LSU.edu
>
>> On Mar 3, 2019, at 1:51 PM, Dorothy Prowell <dprowe...> wrote:
>>
>> If this phenomenon has already been described on Labird, please excuse the repetition. On a 600 acre brushy clear-cut next to forested property in W. Feliciana Parish, a spectacle occurs every evening at dusk. Flocks containing often hundreds of robins fly into the sky above the clear-cut, join with others large flocks, and begin to circle above the field with more and more birds joining in until there are many thousands of birds flying in a coordinated pattern together. This goes on for maybe half an hour with groups coming and going until all are presumably roosting in the surrounding tall trees. I’ve read that robins often roost together after feeding but never seen such huge populations. Does this happen every year or are we experiencing a bumper year for robins? Reminds me of the mass flight of bats from Congress Ave. in Austin, except on a reversed daily schedule, and with fewer individuals.
>>
>> Dorothy Prowell
>>
>
 

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Date: 3/4/19 7:52 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 March 2019 in New Orleans
Seth et al.,

1 March is a good early date of first spring arrival. I think 22 February
is the earliest in my records, but I am not able to find that information
in my records to confirm. 10 March is kind of my average date of first
arrival. I think last year, it was late March. First capture at the
Covington banding site was 1 April and that bird was recaptured just a few
days later in Auburn, Alabama.

*Iron Nan*

On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 7:52 AM Seth M. Nehrbass <snehrbass...> wrote:

> Dear All:
>
> Here is my message from yesterday. I've removed the photo.
>
> Nancy's great book can be downloaded here:
> https://btnep.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Louisiana_Hummingbirds.pdf
>
> If you want to see more hummingbirds in your yard, I recommend that you
> download it and read it.
>
> Seth
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seth M. Nehrbass, Patent Attorney
> Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:26 PM
> To: 'Nancy L Newfield' <nancy...>; '<LABIRD-L...>
> '
> <LABIRD-L...>
> Cc: Seth M. Nehrbass, Patent Attorney (<snehrbass...>)
> <snehrbass...>; 'Johnson, Erik' <ejohnson...>
> Subject: RE: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 March 2019 in New
> Orleans
>
> Dear Nancy:
>
> Thanks to your suggestions (including those in your Louisiana Hummingbirds
> book), we have been having more hummingbird days in our yard in New Orleans
> every year starting in 2017, when we got serious about adding the plants
> you
> suggested (around 45 each year pre-2017, around 90 in 2017, and in 2018 we
> had hummingbirds for about 5 months).
>
> 2019 is off to a good start - our FOS ruby-throated hummingbird arrived 1
> March 2019 (an adult male) - he was still here this morning. I uploaded a
> photo to eBird. It is attached here (though I understand it will be
> stripped from the List Serv). He has been nectaring from flowers and using
> the sugar-water feeders.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Seth
>
> Seth M. Nehrbass, Patent Attorney
>
> Please always send e-mail to both of my e-mail addresses
> (<SNehrbass...>, <SNehrbass...>) to increase the chance that I
> will actually receive your message.
>
> Home:
> Seth M. Nehrbass
> 453 Audubon Boulevard
> New Orleans, LA 70125 USA
> 504-866-5976
> Mobile: 504-813-8815
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
> <LABIRD-L...> On Behalf Of Nancy L Newfield
> Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2019 6:37 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird
>
> Here at Casa Colibri checking out the Red Buckeye that is just coming into
> flower. Handsome fellow.
>
> Iron Nan
>


--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 3/4/19 6:46 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Spike in backyard activity..Folsom, St Tammany parish
Janine et al.,

I do not have the Pine Siskins nor either sparrow, but I have so many
Purple Finches that I feel I am not getting an accurate count. For sure, I
have seen 4 males, but I cannot keep track of the number of females.
Yesterday, I counted 8 females at one time but I suspected that numbers
were higher because they were cycling in and out.

My records go back to the 1970s and I see small numbers more sporadically.
Never before have I had so many and for such a sustained period. Ain't it
fun???

*Iron Nan*

On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 8:27 AM janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
wrote:

> The buckets of rain yesterday and the arrival of a cold front(38°and
> holding) have replenished the PUFI(21), PISI(12), WTSP(14), CHSP(8) this
> morning. More coming in as I type this post.
> Janine Robin
> Folsom LA
> NW corner of St Tammany parish
>


--
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Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 3/4/19 6:27 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Spike in backyard activity..Folsom, St Tammany parish
The buckets of rain yesterday and the arrival of a cold front(38°and
holding) have replenished the PUFI(21), PISI(12), WTSP(14), CHSP(8) this
morning. More coming in as I type this post.
Janine Robin
Folsom LA
NW corner of St Tammany parish
 

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Date: 3/4/19 5:52 am
From: Seth M. Nehrbass <snehrbass...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 March 2019 in New Orleans
Dear All:

Here is my message from yesterday. I've removed the photo.

Nancy's great book can be downloaded here:
https://btnep.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Louisiana_Hummingbirds.pdf

If you want to see more hummingbirds in your yard, I recommend that you
download it and read it.

Seth

-----Original Message-----
From: Seth M. Nehrbass, Patent Attorney
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:26 PM
To: 'Nancy L Newfield' <nancy...>; '<LABIRD-L...>'
<LABIRD-L...>
Cc: Seth M. Nehrbass, Patent Attorney (<snehrbass...>)
<snehrbass...>; 'Johnson, Erik' <ejohnson...>
Subject: RE: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 March 2019 in New
Orleans

Dear Nancy:

Thanks to your suggestions (including those in your Louisiana Hummingbirds
book), we have been having more hummingbird days in our yard in New Orleans
every year starting in 2017, when we got serious about adding the plants you
suggested (around 45 each year pre-2017, around 90 in 2017, and in 2018 we
had hummingbirds for about 5 months).

2019 is off to a good start - our FOS ruby-throated hummingbird arrived 1
March 2019 (an adult male) - he was still here this morning. I uploaded a
photo to eBird. It is attached here (though I understand it will be
stripped from the List Serv). He has been nectaring from flowers and using
the sugar-water feeders.

Best regards,

Seth

Seth M. Nehrbass, Patent Attorney

Please always send e-mail to both of my e-mail addresses
(<SNehrbass...>, <SNehrbass...>) to increase the chance that I
will actually receive your message.

Home:
Seth M. Nehrbass
453 Audubon Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70125 USA
504-866-5976
Mobile: 504-813-8815
-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
<LABIRD-L...> On Behalf Of Nancy L Newfield
Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2019 6:37 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Here at Casa Colibri checking out the Red Buckeye that is just coming into
flower. Handsome fellow.

Iron Nan
 

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Date: 3/3/19 6:19 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Massive flocks of robins at sunset
Dorothy/LABIRD: Robins do have large communal roosts here in the winter, but seldom are they precisely located or counted. 2018-19 is not a particularly good year for winter Robins, at least in the Baton Rouge area.

If you can go back and make an estimate and then eBird the location and estimate, that would be great to have archived. Just don’t wait too long, because they will be headed back north any day.

===================

Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najames<at>LSU.edu

> On Mar 3, 2019, at 1:51 PM, Dorothy Prowell <dprowe...> wrote:
>
> If this phenomenon has already been described on Labird, please excuse the repetition. On a 600 acre brushy clear-cut next to forested property in W. Feliciana Parish, a spectacle occurs every evening at dusk. Flocks containing often hundreds of robins fly into the sky above the clear-cut, join with others large flocks, and begin to circle above the field with more and more birds joining in until there are many thousands of birds flying in a coordinated pattern together. This goes on for maybe half an hour with groups coming and going until all are presumably roosting in the surrounding tall trees. I’ve read that robins often roost together after feeding but never seen such huge populations. Does this happen every year or are we experiencing a bumper year for robins? Reminds me of the mass flight of bats from Congress Ave. in Austin, except on a reversed daily schedule, and with fewer individuals.
>
> Dorothy Prowell
>

 

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Date: 3/3/19 3:47 pm
From: Charles Williams <chazbizz91...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Wild Turkeys Caddo Parish 3-1-19
Glad to hear that turkeys are back in Caddo Parish but in recent years
their population is down for various reasons in most areas of the state:
flooding during nesting season, coyote increases, feral hogs. They were
formerly plentiful here in eastern EBR Parish but disappeared several years
ago coinciding with the arrival of coyotes.

Charles Williams, Greenwell Springs

On Sun, Mar 3, 2019, 10:40 AM Charles Lyon <lyon5516...> wrote:

> LA-birders,
> Since 1977, other than a 5 year stay at UNC and Tulane, I’ve lived in
> Caddo Parish, and spent a great deal
> of time out in the field during that period. My FIRST Caddo Parish Wild
> Turkey sighting was this last Friday 3-1-19,
> and what an incredible experience. Many of you may not realize that Wild
> Turkeys have made a wonderful
> comeback, and at one point they were a nearly endangered species. Numbers
> had declined to about 30,000
> nationwide in the 1930’s, and they were eradicated from 18 of their native
> 39 states. Per the LDWF website
> numbers in Louisiana had declined to less than 1500 by 1946, and I
> remember in the late 1970’s it was virtually
> impossible to find one in the state. I also remember the trap and release
> restoration program which started in 1962
> being in full force back then, and now statewide numbers are estimated at
> 80,000 birds. I spent over two hours in a
> deer stand Friday calling in the three gobblers depicted in the photos
> embedded in the eBird report below.
> An additional side note relates to turkey anatomy. The fleshy protuberance
> that overhangs the bill on the gobblers is
> called a snood. It is erectile and in the world of turkeys, size matters.
> He who has the longest snood is dominant in
> regards to other males, and is looked upon as a favorite by most of the
> females.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53259866 <
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53259866>
>
> Charlie Lyon
> Shreveport, LA
 

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Date: 3/3/19 11:51 am
From: Dorothy Prowell <dprowe...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Massive flocks of robins at sunset
If this phenomenon has already been described on Labird, please excuse the repetition. On a 600 acre brushy clear-cut next to forested property in W. Feliciana Parish, a spectacle occurs every evening at dusk. Flocks containing often hundreds of robins fly into the sky above the clear-cut, join with others large flocks, and begin to circle above the field with more and more birds joining in until there are many thousands of birds flying in a coordinated pattern together. This goes on for maybe half an hour with groups coming and going until all are presumably roosting in the surrounding tall trees. I’ve read that robins often roost together after feeding but never seen such huge populations. Does this happen every year or are we experiencing a bumper year for robins? Reminds me of the mass flight of bats from Congress Ave. in Austin, except on a reversed daily schedule, and with fewer individuals.

Dorothy Prowell

 

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Date: 3/3/19 8:40 am
From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wild Turkeys Caddo Parish 3-1-19
LA-birders,
Since 1977, other than a 5 year stay at UNC and Tulane, I’ve lived in Caddo Parish, and spent a great deal
of time out in the field during that period. My FIRST Caddo Parish Wild Turkey sighting was this last Friday 3-1-19,
and what an incredible experience. Many of you may not realize that Wild Turkeys have made a wonderful
comeback, and at one point they were a nearly endangered species. Numbers had declined to about 30,000
nationwide in the 1930’s, and they were eradicated from 18 of their native 39 states. Per the LDWF website
numbers in Louisiana had declined to less than 1500 by 1946, and I remember in the late 1970’s it was virtually
impossible to find one in the state. I also remember the trap and release restoration program which started in 1962
being in full force back then, and now statewide numbers are estimated at 80,000 birds. I spent over two hours in a
deer stand Friday calling in the three gobblers depicted in the photos embedded in the eBird report below.
An additional side note relates to turkey anatomy. The fleshy protuberance that overhangs the bill on the gobblers is
called a snood. It is erectile and in the world of turkeys, size matters. He who has the longest snood is dominant in
regards to other males, and is looked upon as a favorite by most of the females.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53259866 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53259866>

Charlie Lyon
Shreveport, LA
 

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Date: 3/3/19 8:01 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette // Siskins
just after posting my report yesterday, a small mixed flock of AmGo & PiSi settled onto a big american elm to feed on its tiny wafer-like samaras....

i have also been seeing white-throated sparrows and fox squirrels up there.....

american, winged, and slippery elms are collectively common to abundant throughout most forest types in LA and all are fruiting now.....

bill fontenot

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 2, 2019, at 7:50 PM, Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> wrote:
>
> The American Goldfinchesleft my feeders including nyger/thistle socks at Cotile Lake - NW Rapides Parish, Central Louisiana - about 10 days ago. Pine Siskins remain but not in the numbers present before the goldfinches left. Will be interesting to see what's what after the cold blast comes through tomorrow.
>
> Jay Huner
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Dickson" <Paul...>
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:58:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette
>
> I haven’t heard anyone mention Pine Siskins at their feeders. Since the AMGO moved to other food sources the Pine Siskins have remained at my sunflower tube feeders thus having them to themselves.
> The Summer Tanager that has shyly used my sunflower and peanut offerings all winter whilst ignoring other more specialized offerings, is still present. I suppose it will make a few more weeks to greet the arrival of the usual migrants.
> Paul Dickson
> Caddo Parish
>
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of bill fontenot
> Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:34 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette
>
> figured i oughta do an ebird to document the continuing presence (late for southern interior?) of a red-breasted nuthatch that’s been hanging around the backyard for just over 4 months now....always calls from the same location (a live oak just north of our main seed feeding station).....for 3 months we had a second bird that often called with the first bird — but from another live oak right across (east) the coulee ....it apparently departed around 01 feb...
>
> of further interest is a black-bellied whistling duck (second-ever record) which made its presence known about 3 days ago.....it vocalizes only when entering or departing a group of mature, storm-broken hackberries about 50yds west of our back porch....i suspect it may be one of a pair attempting to nest in a hackberry hole.....we shall see.....
>
> how y’all doing with purple finch? i thought ours all pulled out (simultaneously w/the amgo flock) on 14-15 feb, but heard 2 singing around the feeders this morning....
>
> lastly, i know most of you labirders have heard blue jays doing good red-shouldered hawk imitations; but how about red-tailed hawk? we’ve had one hanging around here all winter doing a very convincing rtha scream immediately followed by the ol’ rusty gate call — almost daily!
>
> happy mardi gras or whatever, labirders!
>
> bill fontenot
> n. lafayette parish, LA
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: <ebird-checklist...><mailto:<ebird-checklist...>
>> Date: March 2, 2019 at 8:58:51 AM CST
>> To: <natrldlite...><mailto:<natrldlite...>
>> Subject: eBird Report - my backyard, Mar 2, 2019
>>
>> my backyard, Lafayette, Louisiana, US
>> Mar 2, 2019 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
>> Protocol: Stationary
>> Comments: 60F; no wind; overcast
>> 22 species
>>
>> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 vocal only when is leaving or arriving at a group of mature, storm-broken hackberry (Celtis laevigata) trees 50yds east of backyard. This is only the second record of this species for this location; the first being a single bird on 25 June 2004 during a massive prolonged flood event here.
>> Wood Duck 1
>> Mourning Dove 6
>> Killdeer 1 HO
>> Great Blue Heron 1
>> Great Egret 1
>> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
>> Pileated Woodpecker 1
>> Northern Flicker 1
>> White-eyed Vireo 1
>> Blue Jay 1
>> American Crow 5
>> Carolina Chickadee 1
>> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Persisting at this location for 4+ months now. Calls from the same location (a live oak; Quercus virginiana). Initially, two individuals were present, each calling from its own location. Visiting black-oil sunflower feeders daily. One individual disappeared during the first week of February.
>> Carolina Wren 4
>> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
>> American Robin 35 Much singing throughout the day for the past week.
>> Purple Finch 2 Thought all of them had departed on 14 Feb. but two were singing this morning.
>> White-throated Sparrow 2
>> Brown-headed Cowbird 3
>> Northern Cardinal 12
>>
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53279722<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53279722>
>>
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home<https://ebird.org/home>)
 

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Date: 3/3/19 7:46 am
From: Claire Thomas <claire...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Fledgling Great Horned Owl
We have them every year here in Tall Timbers in Mandeville. Love them.

Claire Thomas
<claire...>



On Mar 2, 2019, at 12:31 PM, Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> wrote:

> Had a wonderful morning with a young great horned owl. Looking out my
> kitchen door, I saw what at first I thought was a small dog or raccoon in
> the back yard, then realized it was an owl trying to fly/climb up the chain
> link fence. I though it might be injured, but when I saw it more closely, I
> could see it was a young (but very sizable) bird. It finally made its way
> into some azalea bushes behind the fence, while a single adult flew
> overhead between tall pines, occasionally calling to it. When I approached
> slowly (but a bit too closely), the young owl started its warning beak
> clacking behavior (as did the adult overhead; I kept an eye out to make
> sure I wasn't going to be attacked from above). After some video (
> https://youtu.be/1JMs_tbMk3I) and pics (
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53286655), I left them to get along with
> the flying lessons.
>
> I've heard the horned owls all winter; I can't ever recall great horned
> owls in Woodridge subdivision (between Mandeville and Madisonville) before.
> We usually have families of barred owls, and one barn owl family a few
> years ago. Hopefully these great horned owls will stick around while junior
> learns to fly (a slow process for these birds, I understand).
>
> Small eBird point, but let me know if I've got it wrong: I listed the young
> bird as "Juvenile" rather than "Immature," since down is still clearly
> visible.
>
> Best,
>
> Jonathan
> --
> 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: 3/2/19 5:50 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette // Siskins
The American Goldfinchesleft my feeders including nyger/thistle socks at Cotile Lake - NW Rapides Parish, Central Louisiana - about 10 days ago. Pine Siskins remain but not in the numbers present before the goldfinches left. Will be interesting to see what's what after the cold blast comes through tomorrow.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Dickson" <Paul...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:58:40 AM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette

I haven’t heard anyone mention Pine Siskins at their feeders. Since the AMGO moved to other food sources the Pine Siskins have remained at my sunflower tube feeders thus having them to themselves.
The Summer Tanager that has shyly used my sunflower and peanut offerings all winter whilst ignoring other more specialized offerings, is still present. I suppose it will make a few more weeks to greet the arrival of the usual migrants.
Paul Dickson
Caddo Parish

From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of bill fontenot
Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:34 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette

figured i oughta do an ebird to document the continuing presence (late for southern interior?) of a red-breasted nuthatch that’s been hanging around the backyard for just over 4 months now....always calls from the same location (a live oak just north of our main seed feeding station).....for 3 months we had a second bird that often called with the first bird — but from another live oak right across (east) the coulee ....it apparently departed around 01 feb...

of further interest is a black-bellied whistling duck (second-ever record) which made its presence known about 3 days ago.....it vocalizes only when entering or departing a group of mature, storm-broken hackberries about 50yds west of our back porch....i suspect it may be one of a pair attempting to nest in a hackberry hole.....we shall see.....

how y’all doing with purple finch? i thought ours all pulled out (simultaneously w/the amgo flock) on 14-15 feb, but heard 2 singing around the feeders this morning....

lastly, i know most of you labirders have heard blue jays doing good red-shouldered hawk imitations; but how about red-tailed hawk? we’ve had one hanging around here all winter doing a very convincing rtha scream immediately followed by the ol’ rusty gate call — almost daily!

happy mardi gras or whatever, labirders!

bill fontenot
n. lafayette parish, LA

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...><mailto:<ebird-checklist...>
> Date: March 2, 2019 at 8:58:51 AM CST
> To: <natrldlite...><mailto:<natrldlite...>
> Subject: eBird Report - my backyard, Mar 2, 2019
>
> my backyard, Lafayette, Louisiana, US
> Mar 2, 2019 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: 60F; no wind; overcast
> 22 species
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 vocal only when is leaving or arriving at a group of mature, storm-broken hackberry (Celtis laevigata) trees 50yds east of backyard. This is only the second record of this species for this location; the first being a single bird on 25 June 2004 during a massive prolonged flood event here.
> Wood Duck 1
> Mourning Dove 6
> Killdeer 1 HO
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Great Egret 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> White-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 5
> Carolina Chickadee 1
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Persisting at this location for 4+ months now. Calls from the same location (a live oak; Quercus virginiana). Initially, two individuals were present, each calling from its own location. Visiting black-oil sunflower feeders daily. One individual disappeared during the first week of February.
> Carolina Wren 4
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> American Robin 35 Much singing throughout the day for the past week.
> Purple Finch 2 Thought all of them had departed on 14 Feb. but two were singing this morning.
> White-throated Sparrow 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird 3
> Northern Cardinal 12
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53279722<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53279722>
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home<https://ebird.org/home>)
 

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Date: 3/2/19 11:33 am
From: Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Leftovers
I often buy red or black grapes, but they are packaged as if many individuals will be eating them. I got tired of throwing away the old ones so I set them in the branches of my Chinese magnolia (which is now starting to bloom). I wasn't sure if anyone would eat them. This morning I noticed many had been taken. I suspected that the squirrels were enjoying them, but just now I saw a female cardinal chowing down on them. It's nice to know that I did something right.

Phil Bradley
SE Shreveport

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 3/2/19 10:32 am
From: Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fledgling Great Horned Owl
Had a wonderful morning with a young great horned owl. Looking out my
kitchen door, I saw what at first I thought was a small dog or raccoon in
the back yard, then realized it was an owl trying to fly/climb up the chain
link fence. I though it might be injured, but when I saw it more closely, I
could see it was a young (but very sizable) bird. It finally made its way
into some azalea bushes behind the fence, while a single adult flew
overhead between tall pines, occasionally calling to it. When I approached
slowly (but a bit too closely), the young owl started its warning beak
clacking behavior (as did the adult overhead; I kept an eye out to make
sure I wasn't going to be attacked from above). After some video (
https://youtu.be/1JMs_tbMk3I) and pics (
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53286655), I left them to get along with
the flying lessons.

I've heard the horned owls all winter; I can't ever recall great horned
owls in Woodridge subdivision (between Mandeville and Madisonville) before.
We usually have families of barred owls, and one barn owl family a few
years ago. Hopefully these great horned owls will stick around while junior
learns to fly (a slow process for these birds, I understand).

Small eBird point, but let me know if I've got it wrong: I listed the young
bird as "Juvenile" rather than "Immature," since down is still clearly
visible.

Best,

Jonathan
--
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: 3/2/19 9:58 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette
I haven’t heard anyone mention Pine Siskins at their feeders. Since the AMGO moved to other food sources the Pine Siskins have remained at my sunflower tube feeders thus having them to themselves.
The Summer Tanager that has shyly used my sunflower and peanut offerings all winter whilst ignoring other more specialized offerings, is still present. I suppose it will make a few more weeks to greet the arrival of the usual migrants.
Paul Dickson
Caddo Parish

From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of bill fontenot
Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:34 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette

figured i oughta do an ebird to document the continuing presence (late for southern interior?) of a red-breasted nuthatch that’s been hanging around the backyard for just over 4 months now....always calls from the same location (a live oak just north of our main seed feeding station).....for 3 months we had a second bird that often called with the first bird — but from another live oak right across (east) the coulee ....it apparently departed around 01 feb...

of further interest is a black-bellied whistling duck (second-ever record) which made its presence known about 3 days ago.....it vocalizes only when entering or departing a group of mature, storm-broken hackberries about 50yds west of our back porch....i suspect it may be one of a pair attempting to nest in a hackberry hole.....we shall see.....

how y’all doing with purple finch? i thought ours all pulled out (simultaneously w/the amgo flock) on 14-15 feb, but heard 2 singing around the feeders this morning....

lastly, i know most of you labirders have heard blue jays doing good red-shouldered hawk imitations; but how about red-tailed hawk? we’ve had one hanging around here all winter doing a very convincing rtha scream immediately followed by the ol’ rusty gate call — almost daily!

happy mardi gras or whatever, labirders!

bill fontenot
n. lafayette parish, LA

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...><mailto:<ebird-checklist...>
> Date: March 2, 2019 at 8:58:51 AM CST
> To: <natrldlite...><mailto:<natrldlite...>
> Subject: eBird Report - my backyard, Mar 2, 2019
>
> my backyard, Lafayette, Louisiana, US
> Mar 2, 2019 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: 60F; no wind; overcast
> 22 species
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 vocal only when is leaving or arriving at a group of mature, storm-broken hackberry (Celtis laevigata) trees 50yds east of backyard. This is only the second record of this species for this location; the first being a single bird on 25 June 2004 during a massive prolonged flood event here.
> Wood Duck 1
> Mourning Dove 6
> Killdeer 1 HO
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Great Egret 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> White-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 5
> Carolina Chickadee 1
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Persisting at this location for 4+ months now. Calls from the same location (a live oak; Quercus virginiana). Initially, two individuals were present, each calling from its own location. Visiting black-oil sunflower feeders daily. One individual disappeared during the first week of February.
> Carolina Wren 4
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> American Robin 35 Much singing throughout the day for the past week.
> Purple Finch 2 Thought all of them had departed on 14 Feb. but two were singing this morning.
> White-throated Sparrow 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird 3
> Northern Cardinal 12
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53279722<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53279722>
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home<https://ebird.org/home>)
 

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Date: 3/2/19 9:21 am
From: William Brown <bljnbr...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] New yard bird
This morning I found an Eastern Screech Owl  sleeping in a vine on my front porch. I can't get a picture of it, but I can get good looks with binoculars.  This is the first time I have seen a Screech Owl on the property.


Bluebirds are checking out boxes, some taking nesting material in.  A Carolina Chickadee has been checking out one of the boxes and a Downy Woodpecker is renovating a bluebird box to his liking.


I haven't had Purple Finches for at least a week.  Richland Parish in Northeast LA.






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Date: 3/2/19 8:58 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] C wren nest and other spring signs in NE LA
Well I haven't found the location yet on my junky back porch, but a Carolina
Wren was carrying nesting material back there this morning. I scared a
Mourning Dove off a nest in a pine tree during my yard walk; I saw a pair
mating last week. There are fewer Purple Finches at the feeders, but they
are still here. The Redwing Blackbird flock is increasing at the feeders,
sigh. And Brown-headed Cowbirds are a daily occurrence now. I guess that's
a sign of spring. Brown Thrashers-at least 3-have been singing at dawn. E
Bluebirds are checking out the boxes. No hummingbirds yet.

Roselie Overby

Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish
 

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Date: 3/2/19 8:33 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] seasonal report from n. lafayette
figured i oughta do an ebird to document the continuing presence (late for southern interior?) of a red-breasted nuthatch that’s been hanging around the backyard for just over 4 months now....always calls from the same location (a live oak just north of our main seed feeding station).....for 3 months we had a second bird that often called with the first bird — but from another live oak right across (east) the coulee ....it apparently departed around 01 feb...

of further interest is a black-bellied whistling duck (second-ever record) which made its presence known about 3 days ago.....it vocalizes only when entering or departing a group of mature, storm-broken hackberries about 50yds west of our back porch....i suspect it may be one of a pair attempting to nest in a hackberry hole.....we shall see.....

how y’all doing with purple finch? i thought ours all pulled out (simultaneously w/the amgo flock) on 14-15 feb, but heard 2 singing around the feeders this morning....

lastly, i know most of you labirders have heard blue jays doing good red-shouldered hawk imitations; but how about red-tailed hawk? we’ve had one hanging around here all winter doing a very convincing rtha scream immediately followed by the ol’ rusty gate call — almost daily!

happy mardi gras or whatever, labirders!

bill fontenot
n. lafayette parish, LA

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: March 2, 2019 at 8:58:51 AM CST
> To: <natrldlite...>
> Subject: eBird Report - my backyard, Mar 2, 2019
>
> my backyard, Lafayette, Louisiana, US
> Mar 2, 2019 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: 60F; no wind; overcast
> 22 species
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 vocal only when is leaving or arriving at a group of mature, storm-broken hackberry (Celtis laevigata) trees 50yds east of backyard. This is only the second record of this species for this location; the first being a single bird on 25 June 2004 during a massive prolonged flood event here.
> Wood Duck 1
> Mourning Dove 6
> Killdeer 1 HO
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Great Egret 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> White-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 5
> Carolina Chickadee 1
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Persisting at this location for 4+ months now. Calls from the same location (a live oak; Quercus virginiana). Initially, two individuals were present, each calling from its own location. Visiting black-oil sunflower feeders daily. One individual disappeared during the first week of February.
> Carolina Wren 4
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> American Robin 35 Much singing throughout the day for the past week.
> Purple Finch 2 Thought all of them had departed on 14 Feb. but two were singing this morning.
> White-throated Sparrow 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird 3
> Northern Cardinal 12
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53279722
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 3/2/19 7:35 am
From: Debra Canatella <2256361688...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L]
On the same note, a friend just texted that she has had Bluebird chicks for a week! Is that "normal" for Bluebirds?

--Debra Babin Canatella, Baton Rouge
 

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Date: 3/2/19 7:08 am
From: Harriett Pooler <harriett.pooler...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Segue into Spring
Nancy,
I agree! I have Carolina wrens building a next in a bird house hanging from my patio. They two of them zoom back and forth with nesting material between the garden and the bird house.

Harriett Pooler
Baton Rouge

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 2, 2019, at 8:44 AM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> wrote:

OK, we don't ever have much of a winter in terms of frigid weather, but it
sure looks like spring with the arrival of the first male Ruby-throated
Hummingbird and a pair of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks seemingly searching
for a proper nesting spot. The Bald Cypress have suddenly greened up as
well. Still, the small flock of Purple Finches that first appeared in late
January continues to eat the sunflower seeds.

Here in Old Metairie, I don't see Purple Finches every winter and usually,
it is just 1 or 2, once or twice. So, I will certainly miss those
raspberry-colored finches when they decide that the far north calls them
home.

*Iron Nan*
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 3/2/19 6:45 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Segue into Spring
OK, we don't ever have much of a winter in terms of frigid weather, but it
sure looks like spring with the arrival of the first male Ruby-throated
Hummingbird and a pair of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks seemingly searching
for a proper nesting spot. The Bald Cypress have suddenly greened up as
well. Still, the small flock of Purple Finches that first appeared in late
January continues to eat the sunflower seeds.

Here in Old Metairie, I don't see Purple Finches every winter and usually,
it is just 1 or 2, once or twice. So, I will certainly miss those
raspberry-colored finches when they decide that the far north calls them
home.

*Iron Nan*
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

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Date: 3/2/19 4:37 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Here at Casa Colibri checking out the Red Buckeye that is just coming into
flower. Handsome fellow.

Iron Nan
 

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Date: 3/1/19 11:44 am
From: Shively, Steve -FS <000001a0ebbf3c10-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] wevi
Heard white-eyed vireo sing on the Kincaid Lake bald eagle cam today.

Steve Shively
Wildlife Biologist
Forest Service
Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District
p: 318-793-9427
c: 318-880-7822
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Date: 3/1/19 10:52 am
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bird viewing tower at Cameron Jetty
As some of you may recall, LOS raised the funds for the original platform at the jetty and the Cameron Police Jury provided the labor and construction costs. It was destroyed by hurricane Rita and replaced with funds from FEMA. A much nicer platform, with a handicap ramp and cover was built.

Davy Doxey, Cameron Police Juror, is wanting to know if we would like the current platform moved to the beach behind the Cameron Recreation Center or to have a new one built at that site? Funding and details were not discussed.

Access to the current platform will be by boat shuttle from a dock at the first curve on Davis Road. Venture Global is supposed to be building this but no date for completion. The police jury has told them that the fisher folks and birders need access as soon as possible. Even with access to the jetty, it is still quite a walk to reach the platform.

I’d like to know how many people would still be visiting the platform in its present location using the boat shuttle. At this time, I have no idea the hours of operation or the frequency of the shuttle. And how many people think that moving the platform or having a new platform built on the beach behind the Cameron Recreation Center would be good idea.

Please email me off list and I’ll do a compilation and post survey results to LABIRD.

Davy will keep me posted on schedules as he gets them from Venture Global.

Thanks,

Judith



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Date: 3/1/19 10:15 am
From: Kevin Morgan <cowboyinbrla...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron Ferry temp shutdown TONIGHT
As in previous seasons when many are headed to the Cameron coast I will try to
update the list with info about Cameron Ferry closings as I get them from DOTD.

The ferry will be shut down for planned maintenance for about 3 hours tonight at
8:00 PM.



Kevin Morgan

Baton Rouge


 

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Date: 3/1/19 9:49 am
From: Judith O'Neale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Cameron Jetty Road
Just talked with Joann Nunez and the jetty road will be closing next Friday. Venture Global got their permit and are going full steam ahead on the project.

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Date: 2/28/19 10:07 am
From: programs braudubon.org <programs...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] BRAS Presentation Thurs, March 14th
Please join us for the next Baton Rouge Audubon Society presentation in two weeks. As always, you do not have to be member of BRAS to attend, so please feel free to share this announcement and bring a friend!

PRESENTATION TITLE: “Spills, Storms, Seaside Sparrows, and Marsh Rice Rats”

PRESENTER: Dr. Sabrina Taylor, Associate Professor, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University

DESCRIPTION: Dr. Taylor has been studying Seaside Sparrows and marsh rice rats in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Hurricane Isaac. Dr. Taylor, and her collaborators, have used several approaches to examine how these major ecological disturbances may have affected the sparrows and rats including studies of gene expression, diet, and reproductive success. Dr. Taylor’s talk will give an overview of their approaches, the results they have obtained, and their conclusions.

DATE: Thursday, March 14th

TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 PM; Refreshments offered 6:45 - 7:00 PM

LOCATION: BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's *Education Building*
10533 N. Glenstone Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

*Please note that the location is NOT the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. It is the Education Building, which is located on the back corner of N. Glenstone Place, a U-shaped street off of Bluebonnet Blvd. The Education Building has a swamp mural painted on the front.

Attendance is free for all BRAS Members, $3 at the door for non-BRAS Members and $2.50 for non-BRAS seniors (price of admission at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center).

Please RSVP if you plan on attending (<programs...>) so that we can add your name to the guest list.

Thank you,
Katie Percy
Baton Rouge Audubon Society
www.braudubon.org
 

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Date: 2/27/19 9:39 pm
From: Cameron Rutt <cameronrutt...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] A prior (2014) dark-morph Broad-winged Hawk in Louisiana
David et al.,

In regard to your question of precedence for dark-morph Broad-winged Hawks
in Louisiana, I know of at least one other record. Stephanie Wheeler and I
found a juvenile dark-morph Broad-winged Hawk in the vicinity of the Subway
restaurant in Port Sulphur during my first trip to Plaquemines Parish in
the winter of 2014 (February and then again in March):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrysoptera/12579803785
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrysoptera/12579809925
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrysoptera/12579812665

As some of you may recall, that winter contained a rather extraordinary
number of young Broad-winged Hawks wintering along LA-23 in lower
Plaquemines Parish. Between us and a krewe led by David Muth, we
successively tallied 21 and 22 individual Broad-winged Hawks down there.

And for anyone interested in reading up a bit more on the occurrence of
dark-morph Broad-winged Hawks, check out the following paper (pg 45) by
Tony Leukering and Susan Heath and a photo-laden blog post by Tony for some
more visuals. In the article, they show that at two Texas hawk watches, not
even one dark morph is detected for every 1000 Broad-winged Hawks. It's
thought that these dark morph birds breed in the very northwestern corner
of the bird's distribution and primarily migrate through the inter-montane
West. But for whatever reason, the fall of 2013 produced an unprecedented
flight of these rare dark morphs at the Smith Point Hawk Watch (east of
Houston and only ~50 miles away from the Louisiana state line!). Tony and
company registered 112 (!) different dark-morph Broad-winged Hawks in
October/November of that year, which may have been part of the same surge
that produced the wintering bird in Plaquemines Parish and three fall birds
in Florida (the Florida Keys and south of Tallahassee).

http://www.texasbirds.org/publications/bulletins/bulletin_vol_46_1_and_2.pdf
https://smithpointhawkwatch.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/dark-morph-broad-winged-hawks/

Anyhow, it is indeed a very cool, rare raptor, especially east of Texas and
the western Great Lakes. Great spotting Becky!

Cheers,
Cameron

--
Cameron L. Rutt

PhD Candidate
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
 

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Date: 2/27/19 3:37 pm
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Need eBird Assistance
Good afternoon LABIRD eBirders,

Like many senior birders, I have a huge pile of notebooks dating back to
the late 1960s when I moved back to Louisiana after 4 years of moving
around the southeast from Florida to Virginia. After moving to Metairie in
1970, I began keeping notes of the birds [and other wildlife] that I
observed.

With the advent of eBird, I reluctantly embraced the organized system of
recording sightings. Now, I am trying to go back into some of those old
notes and transcribe them into eBird to be able to have a somewhat complete
record.

Some locations are a bit of a problem, however. I am trying to drop a pin
at the site where I first observed Bachman's Sparrow and Red-cockaded
Woodpecker among other fine pinewoods species.

This locality was near Abita Springs and my simplistic notes simply say
"Abita Springs". Seems to me, that it was called 'Xxxx Turf Farm'. Now if
only one of our other seniors can fill in the blank and give me the highway
number . . . anybody?

*Iron Nan*
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 2/27/19 12:41 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
LABIRD: pretty much right on time, my first adult male Ruby-throated of spring showed up a few minutes ago at my house near St. Gabriel

===================

Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najames<at>LSU.edu
 

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Date: 2/26/19 4:10 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites
This sounds like a good time to renew my annual request for people to email me observations on the DIRECTION of movement of Swallow-tailed Kites south of I-10 from now through May.


Echoing Jenn's suggestion that the birds reported recently were Florida bound, I have for several years basically been trying to collect observations to test the idea that Swallow-tailed Kites in spring migration in near-coastal areas are Florida nesters that have been displaced westward over the Gulf during their spring Gulf crossing and wind up on the Louisiana coast, whereupon they reorient eastward to return to Florida. That would predict that most kites we see moving through south Louisiana would be heading east, which seems borne out by the data collected so far.


After working with this hypothesis for a some years, I was interested to see last year in a book discussing Audubon's observations that he actually recounted seeing hundreds (!) of these kites over New Orleans over the course of a spring in the early 1800s, and specifically remarked that they were eastbound!


I want to emphasize that I need observations of ALL discernable kite movement directions, not just east bound ones that conform to the theory. Of course, if people are more faithful about reporting the eastbound kites than those moving other directions, it will create the expected pattern spuriously within the data, even if it doesn't exist in real life.


Peter Yaukey

________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:30:10 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites

[EXTERNAL EMAIL]

Hi Steve,

Unfortunately, the kites don't share their secrets with me, or at least not
unless I plant surveillance devices on them!

My guess would be that these early birds are heading to peninsular Florida
to breed. I think this beats my earliest LA sighting by 2 days.

Jenn Coulson

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 10:52 AM Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
wrote:

> Jennifer (Labird)-
> Considering that "your" birds with transmitters are still down near the
> equator, would you care to speculate on the wintering grounds origin of the
> four individuals recently reported at Bayou Sauvage (
> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS52939019&amp;data=02%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7Cf3f2caa93ae54d4ae99b08d69c29407b%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0%7C0%7C636868098336681613&amp;sdata=RDJT9JS9fxRBVykUXX%2FOPFCevAzX8j9bulRrG00iPxk%3D&amp;reserved=0 )?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve Cardiff
>

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Date: 2/26/19 12:30 pm
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites
Hi Steve,

Unfortunately, the kites don't share their secrets with me, or at least not
unless I plant surveillance devices on them!

My guess would be that these early birds are heading to peninsular Florida
to breed. I think this beats my earliest LA sighting by 2 days.

Jenn Coulson

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 10:52 AM Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
wrote:

> Jennifer (Labird)-
> Considering that "your" birds with transmitters are still down near the
> equator, would you care to speculate on the wintering grounds origin of the
> four individuals recently reported at Bayou Sauvage (
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52939019 )?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve Cardiff
>
 

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Date: 2/26/19 5:49 am
From: Shively, Steve -FS <000001a0ebbf3c10-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] wild azaleas
Wild azaleas have started to bloom in the vicinity of the Wild Azalea Trail on the Evangeline Unit of the KNF. Early. Early last year too.

Steve Shively
Wildlife Biologist
Forest Service
Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District
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Boyce, LA 71409
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Date: 2/25/19 9:43 pm
From: Cameron Rutt <cameronrutt...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Wintering warblers (10 spp) in downtown Baton Rouge
Not to be completely outdone by the eruption of unusual warblers in lower
Plaquemines Parish, I think this has also been an exceptional warbler
winter by Baton Rouge standards. By my count, no fewer than 10 species of
warblers have been found at a single location (Capitol Lake/Arsenal Park),
capped off yesterday by a surprise Prairie Warbler that Allie Snider and I
stumbled upon there. As best as I can tell using eBird and Lowery (1974),
there are no other easily findable winter reports for this species in the
Baton Rouge area:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53109730

Aside from the more usual suspects, a few of the other very surprising
warblers well inland and for such a small urban park included Nashville
Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, and Black-and-white Warbler all on 9 February,
and the more expected Yellow-throated Warbler (24 January):

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52520916
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52522300

On a different note, but continuing the theme of a diverse number of
overwintering Neotropical songbirds, I photographed a female Blue Grosbeak
Saturday on LSU's campus. It was, however, first spotted by an
undergraduate, Travis Fitzgerald, during a class field trip of ours a
couple of days prior:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53051061

Good birding,
Cameron

--
Cameron L. Rutt

PhD Candidate
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
 

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Date: 2/25/19 3:08 pm
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Barn Swallows
labirders,

Today I was surprised to see two Barn Swallows pass over the yard in
Jena, La Salle Parish, heading north. One was calling conspicuously and
also seen clearly enough to i.d. by sight; the other, flying over a few
seconds before that bird appeared, was not clearly seen but I thought it
looked like a Barn.
I thought this was way too early based on my own experience, but a look
at eBird species map shows several sightings in south Louisiana from the
past few days, a few more along northern gulf coast to our east, but lots
of recent sightings in Texas. Spring is coming. : )

Good Birding;
Jonathan Clark
 

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Date: 2/24/19 8:28 pm
From: Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eagle Expo
Thank you so much to all the guides, and the amazing staff who organize this event.   This was my second year, and I really, really enjoyed it. Looking forward to going back! Terri -----Original Message-----
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Sun, Feb 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eagle Expo

I forgot to thank all of our great volunteer Eagle Expo eagle-spotter/bird expert/boat tour leaders:

Delaina LeBlanc
Toddy Guidry
David Booth
Rob Dobbs
Matt Brady & Genevieve Mount
Donna Dittmann
Bonnie Slaton
Katie Percy

Thanks,

Steve Cardiff

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 24, 2019, at 11:14 AM, Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> wrote:
>
> Speaking of Bald Eagles, the 14th Annual Morgan City Eagle Expo just took place on this past Friday and Saturday.  Yes, there are registration and boat tour fees, but.....  If you want to get up-close-and-personal with a LOT of eagles then you should try the Expo next year.  On most of the boat tours (4 locations to choose from), we usually can get fairly close to nests and over a 2-3 hour trip we seldom see fewer than 20 individual eagles and sometimes up to 60-80, potentially including all age classes from chicks to adults.  The scenery is fantastic and lots of other birds and other wildlife are typically seen.  During yesterday's Turtle Bayou tour, despite high water and strong south winds, we had a minimum of 60 eagles and 11 Great Horned Owls.
>      Sadly, there was no young people at the Friday night reception or on the Turtle Bayou tour.  Hopefully, there were some youngsters on other tours or at yesterday's public outreach events.  This would be a great event for getting young people inspired about birds or natural history in general.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Steve Cardiff
>
>> On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 9:52 AM Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> wrote:
>> Several folks asked me recently about the White Kitchen preserve Bald
>> Eagles. Formerly owned by The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, the preserve
>> is now owned by the state and managed by the Louisiana Department of
>> Wildlife and Fisheries.
>>
>> This site has probably continuously hosted a breeding pair of Bald Eagles
>> since at least the . This year there is an active Bald Eagle in a dead
>> baldcypress tree (observed 2/21/2019). I do not know whether the nest can
>> be seen from the boardwalk. I observe the nest from Hwy 90 while standing
>> in front of where the old White Kitchen restaurant used to be. You can see
>> the nest with 10 X 50 binoculars, but a spotting scope is better. To see
>> the nest, stand on S side of rd at old White Kitchen restaurant site west
>> of the 55170 Hwy 90 mailbox, stand west of driveway, and just E of the pole
>> that is west of the driveway across the highway. The nest is almost
>> directly north of here at about 355 degrees, and it is about 0.45 miles
>> out, across marsh on north rim. It's a big, domed nest.
>>
>> If you observe the nest, please report to me what you see.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Jennifer
>>
>> Jennifer Coulson
>> Orleans Audubon Society - Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Project
 

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Date: 2/24/19 2:30 pm
From: Charlotte Seidenberg <charlotte.seidenberg...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Winter Hummingbird! Immature male rufous
Charlotte Seidenberg, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorous rufus, Immature male, FO 2/24/2019 (Banded by LInda Beall
2/24/2019)

Only the 2nd winter hummingbird I've seen in my yard since we moved to
Covington from New Orleans in 2010.

Charlotte Seidenberg
Covington, LA 70433-2325
504-899-6973
<charlotte.seidenberg...>



On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 8:38 AM Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> wrote:

> HUMNETters and LABIRDers:
> It's been much too long since I sent out the last hummingbird report. But
> I have been trying to keep up with all your reports, so please continue to
> send me what you have this winter, and share photo evidence that will help
> confirm the ID, age, and sex.
>
> - Your name
>
> - Your address (town only is acceptable)
>
> - First observed (FO) date (or, if discovered while banding or
> marking other birds, the date it was observed)
>
> - Species
>
> - Age (Adult, immature, unknown)
>
> - Sex (Male, female, unknown)
>
> - Whether banded, when and by whom
>
> If additional information is learned through further observation or
> banding, please report those updates and I'll make the changes.
> Happy hummingbirding,
> Erik Johnson
>
> THIS IS LOUISIANA WESTERN WINTER HUMMINGBIRD WEEKLY REPORT # 5 FOR THE
> 2018-2019 SEASON.
> Following are the reports received and added to our database since report
> # 4 dated 12/5/2018.
> 1.Debra Babin & Mark Canatella, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 12/31/2018 (ID confirmed with photos)
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 1/18/2019 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
> #1 Calliope Hummingbird F FO 12/22/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> 2.Diana Meterjean Coupel Bailly, Shriever, LA (Terrebonne)
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F OBS 12/13/2018 (ID/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 12/13/2018 (Age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/13/2018
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/24/2018 (Possible
> Broad-tailed)
> 3.James Beck & Linda Kingsland, Marrero, LA (Jefferson)
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/7/2018 (Banded by NLN
> 1/6/2019)
> #3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 1/5/2019
> #3 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 12/15/2018
> #4 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 1/25/2019
> 4. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/11/2018
> 5.Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA (Orleans)
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 11/20/2018
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/9/2018 (sex confirmed with
> photos)
> 6.Matt Brady, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/18/2018 LO 11/18/2018
> (late migrant?)
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/28/2018
> 7.Annette Daughdrill, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
> #1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Im M FO 12/10/2018 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
> 8.Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA (Vermilion)
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 1/23/2019 LO 1/24/2019 (ID/sex
> confirmed with photos)
> #5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/3/2019 LO
> 1/6/2019 (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
> 9.Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/15/2018
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/26/2018
> 10.Susan and James Edmunds, New Iberia, LA (Iberia)
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 12/29/2018
> 11.Judge and Elizabeth Edwards, Abbeville, LA (Vermilion)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/25/2018 (ID/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 1/8/2019
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F OBS 11/25/2018 (banded
> returnee, recaptured by EIJ 1/11/2019)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 1/9/2019 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos; paint marked, likely banded at S. Dehart by EIJ in
> 12/2/2018)
> #1 Calliope Hummingbird OBS 1/9/2019 (ID confirmed with photos)
> 12.Matt Faust, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/3/2019 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> 13.Deanna Griggs, Moss Bluff, LA (Calcasieu)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M OBS 11/15/2018 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
> 14.Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 10/29/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 10/14/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/20/2018 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/26/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> #5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/26/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> #6 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 11/28/2018 (ID/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> #7 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) F FO 12/5/2018 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
> 15.Ava Mcvey, LaPlace, LA (St. John the Baptist)
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 1/22/2019 (ID/age/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> 16.Mike Musumeche, New Iberia, LA (Iberia)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/4/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> 17.Sharron Newton, Slidell, LA (St. Tammany)
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens M OBS 1/30/2019
> 18.Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA (Tangipahoa)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 12/17/2018
> (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
> 19.Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/14/2018
> 20.Kyle Patton, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/20/2018
> 21.Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
> #1 Calliope Hummingbird FO 1/18/2019 (ID confirmed with photos)
> 22.Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ
> 1/8/2019)
> #3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ 1/8/2019)
> #4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ
> 1/8/2019)
> #2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 1/8/2019
> #3 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad F OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ
> 1/8/2019)
> #4 Black-chinned Hummingbird F OBS 1/8/2019
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded
> by EIJ 1/8/2019)
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded
> by EIJ 1/8/2019)
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 1/8/2019
> #1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ 1/8/2019)
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 1/7/2019 (Banded by EIJ 1/8/2019;
> suspected immature male)
> 23.Helena Reynolds, Ventress, LA (Pointe Coupee)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M FO 11/26/2018
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 1/10/2019
> 24.Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA (St. Tammany)
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 12/9/2018 (probably shared with
> neighbor)
> 25.Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA (Vermilion)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/14/2018
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/30/2018 (ID/sex confirmed from
> photos)
> 26.Nancy Welborn, Port Allen, LA (West Baton Rouge)
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 12/22/2018
> 27.David Whipple, Metairie, LA (Jefferson)
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/30/2018 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/30/2018
> (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
> 28. Wild-Grand Isle, Grand Isle, LA (Jefferson)
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) M OBS 12/10/2018 (Grilletta
> Tract; found my M. Weber)
> ________________________________
> Summary of Reports as of 2/2/2019
>
> Archilochus sp.
> 2 reports
> 1 parish
> 2 sites
> Black-chinned Hummingbird
> 20 reports
> 8 parishes
> 13 sites
> Broad-billed Hummingbird
> 3 reports
> 3 parishes
> 3 sites
> Broad-tailed Hummingbird
> 1 report
> 1 parish
> 1 site
> Buff-bellied Hummingbird
> 17 reports
> 9 parishes
> 14 sites
> Calliope Hummingbird
> 5 reports
> 4 parishes
> 5 sites
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird
> 38 reports
> 12 parishes
> 26 sites
> Selasphorus Rufous/Allens
> 81 reports
> 15 parishes
> 49 sites
> --Identified Rufous
> 36 reports
> 10 parishes
> 23 sites
> ________________________________
> ARCHILOCHUS SP.
>
> East Baton Rouge Parish: 2 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Kevin Morgan, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Archilochus sp. F FO 11/16/2018 (probable Ruby-throat; late migrant?)
>
> 2. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Archilochus sp. FO 11/18/2018
> ________________________________
> BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD
>
> East Baton Rouge Parish: 2 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/31/2018
>
> 2. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 11/1/2018 (probable returnee;
> age/sex/ID confirmed with photo)
>
> Jefferson Parish: 4 reports 1 site
>
> 1. James Beck & Linda Kingsland, Marrero, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad F FO 11/9/2018 (banded returnee;
> recaptured 1/6/2019 by NLN)
> #2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad F FO 11/18/2018 (Banded by NLN
> 1/6/2019)
> #3 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 12/15/2018
> #4 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 1/25/2019
>
> Lafayette Parish: 7 reports 4 sites
>
> 1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im F OBS 12/4/2018 (Banded by EIJ
> 12/4/2018)
>
> 2. Bill & Lydia Fontenot, Carencro, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird FO 10/14/2018 LO 10/28/2018
>
> 3. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 11/12/2018 LO 11/12/2018
>
> 4. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im F OBS 11/30/2018 (Banded by EIJ
> 1/8/2019)
> #2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 1/8/2019
> #3 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad F OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ 1/8/2019)
> #4 Black-chinned Hummingbird F OBS 1/8/2019
>
> Orleans Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 11/20/2018
>
> St. Martin Parish: 2 reports 1 site
>
> 1. Gary Broussard, Breaux Bridge, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im F FO 11/3/2018 LO 11/24/2018 (ID
> confirmed and age/sex likely from photos)
> #2 Black-chinned Hummingbird Im M FO 11/13/2018 LO 11/17/2018
> (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
>
> Terrebonne Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Diana Meterjean Coupel Bailly, Shriever, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F OBS 12/13/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> Vermilion Parish: 2 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Judge and Elizabeth Edwards, Abbeville, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird OBS 1/8/2019
>
> 2. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird F FO 1/23/2019 LO 1/24/2019 (ID/sex
> confirmed with photos)
>
> West Baton Rouge Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Nancy Welborn, Port Allen, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M OBS 12/22/2018
> ________________________________
> BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD
>
> Orleans Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. David Muth, New Orleans, LA
> #1 Broad-billed Hummingbird Im M FO 10/19/2018
>
> St. James Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Josh Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
> #1 Broad-billed Hummingbird Im F FO 11/22/2018 (Banded by NLN
> 11/27/2018)
>
> Terrebonne Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Jennifer Gibson, Dulac, LA
> #1 Broad-billed Hummingbird Ad F FO 10/18/2018 (possible 3rd year
> returnee)
> ________________________________
> BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD
>
> East Baton Rouge Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Annette Daughdrill, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Im M FO 12/10/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> ________________________________
> BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD
>
> East Baton Rouge Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 8/31/2018
>
> Iberia Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Susan and James Edmunds, New Iberia, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 12/29/2018
>
> Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Donna Dittmann & Steve Cardiff, St. Gabriel, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 9/15/2018 (possible returnee)
>
> Jefferson Parish: 2 reports 1 site
>
> 1. James Beck & Linda Kingsland, Marrero, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 11/9/2018 (Banded, likely returnee)
> #2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/24/2018 (caught and paint marked on
> 1/6/2019 by NLN)
>
> Lafayette Parish: 4 reports 4 sites
>
> 1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/8/2018
>
> 2. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/26/2018
>
> 3. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 1/7/2019 (Banded by EIJ 1/8/2019;
> suspected immature male)
>
> 4. Kyle Patton, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/20/2018
>
> Lafourche Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Beth & Sammy Maniscalco, Thibodaux, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 8/27/2018
>
> Orleans Parish: 4 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Ad FO 9/10/2018 (possibly banded, age
> confirmed from photos)
> #2 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 10/16/2018
> #3 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 10/30/2018 (probable returnee)
>
> 2. Southern Accent Landscape Con., Algiers, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 8/24/2018
>
> St. Martin Parish: 2 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Gary Broussard, Breaux Bridge, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird FO 11/26/2018
>
> 2. Tad Guidry, St. Martinville, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 11/12/2018
>
> St. Tammany Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird OBS 12/9/2018 (probably shared with neighbor)
> ________________________________
> CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD
>
> East Baton Rouge Parish: 2 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Calliope Hummingbird FO 1/18/2019 (ID confirmed with photos)
>
> 2. Debra Babin & Mark Canatella, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Calliope Hummingbird F FO 12/22/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with photos)
>
> Lafayette Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ 1/8/2019)
>
> Orleans Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. David Muth, New Orleans, LA
> #1 Calliope Hummingbird Im M FO 12/2/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> Vermilion Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Judge and Elizabeth Edwards, Abbeville, LA
> #1 Calliope Hummingbird OBS 1/9/2019 (ID confirmed with photos)
> ________________________________
> RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD
>
> Calcasieu Parish: 2 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Deanna Griggs, Moss Bluff, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M OBS 11/15/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
>
> 2. Moni and William Vidrine, Lake Charles, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/13/2018 (Sex confirmed and ID
> likely by photos; present through at least 11/16/2018)
>
> East Baton Rouge Parish: 6 reports 5 sites
>
> 1. Kevin Morgan, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/24/2018 LO 11/25/2018
>
> 2. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 10/29/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> 3. Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/20/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/11/2018
>
> 4. Matt Brady, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/18/2018 LO 11/18/2018 (late
> migrant?)
>
> 5. Debra Babin & Mark Canatella, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 12/31/2018 (ID confirmed with photos)
>
> Iberia Parish: 2 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Mike Musumeche, New Iberia, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 12/4/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> 2. Cheryl and Ron Durand, New Iberia, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/30/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photo)
>
> Jefferson Parish: 7 reports 3 sites
>
> 1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 11/15/2018
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/21/2018
> #3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/24/2018
>
> 2. David Whipple, Metairie, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/30/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
>
> 3. James Beck & Linda Kingsland, Marrero, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 11/18/2018
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 12/7/2018 (Banded by NLN 1/6/2019)
> #3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 1/5/2019
>
> Lafayette Parish: 7 reports 4 sites
>
> 1. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/15/2018
>
> 2. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/13/2018 LO 11/19/2018 (ID/sex
> confirmed with photos)
>
> 3. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/30/2018 (Banded by EIJ
> 1/8/2019)
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ 1/8/2019)
> #3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ 1/8/2019)
> #4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ 1/8/2019)
>
> 4. Amy O'Quain, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 11/28/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> Orleans Parish: 2 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/19/2018
>
> 2. Seth Nehrbass, New Orleans, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im OBS 10/31/2018 LO 11/15/2018 (present
> through at least 11/15/2018; ID/age confirmed with photos, probable male)
>
> Pointe Coupee Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Helena Reynolds, Ventress, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M FO 11/26/2018
>
> St. John the Baptist Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Ava Mcvey, LaPlace, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F FO 11/18/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> St. Tammany Parish: 2 reports 1 site
>
> 1. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/28/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F FO 11/28/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
>
> Terrebonne Parish: 2 reports 1 site
>
> 1. Diana Meterjean Coupel Bailly, Shriever, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ad M OBS 11/18/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M OBS 11/18/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
>
> Vermilion Parish: 5 reports 3 sites
>
> 1. Judge and Elizabeth Edwards, Abbeville, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/25/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> 2. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F FO 11/16/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos; late migrant?)
> #2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im F FO 11/16/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos; late migrant?)
> #3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Im M FO 11/17/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
>
> 3. Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird F OBS 11/14/2018
>
> West Carroll Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Roselie Overby, Oak Grove, LA
> #1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird FO 11/21/2018 LO 11/22/2018
> ________________________________
> SELASPHORUS RUFOUS/ALLENS
>
> Ascension Parish: 8 reports 4 sites
>
> 1. Sue Broussard, Gonzales, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/10/2018 (probable
> returnee)
>
> 2. Mary Jo and Chris Pohlig, St. Amant, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 11/27/2018 (Banded by
> EIJ 11/28/2018)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 12/3/2018
>
> 3. Renee Barube Rusk, Prairieville, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/2/2018 (sex confirmed with photos)
>
> 4. Richard and Barbara McCormick, St. Amant, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 12/5/2018 (Banded by
> EIJ 12/5/2018)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F OBS 12/5/2018 (Banded by
> EIJ 12/5/2018)
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F OBS 12/5/2018 (Banded by
> EIJ 12/5/2018)
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F OBS 12/5/2018 (Banded by
> EIJ 12/5/2018)
>
> Calcasieu Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Evelyn Pilgreen, Lake Charles, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/9/2018 (age/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> East Baton Rouge Parish: 21 reports 13 sites
>
> 1. Kevin Morgan, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/1/2018
>
> 2. Bob and Karen Pierson, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 10/31/2018 (sex confirmed with photo)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/27/2018 (age/sex confirmed
> with photo)
>
> 3. Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/22/2018 (banded,
> probable returnee)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 11/16/2018 (Banded by
> NLN/SML 12/8/2018)
>
> 4. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 9/10/2018 LO 10/19/2018 (age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 10/14/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/20/2018 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/26/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> #5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/26/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> #6 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 11/28/2018 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
> #7 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) F FO 12/5/2018 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
>
> 5. Russ & Lisa Norwood, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/19/2018 (sex confirmed with photos)
>
> 6. Nancy Murrill, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 8/22/2018
>
> 7. Jean Wall & Bud Snowdon, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/28/2018
>
> 8. Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 11/19/2018
>
> 9. Matt Brady, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/28/2018
>
> 10. Duke Rivet, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 11/9/2018 (Banded by
> SML/NLN 1/5/2019 at a nearby home)
>
> 11. Crystal Johnson, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 11/30/2018
>
> 12. Debra Babin & Mark Canatella, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 1/18/2019 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
>
> 13. Matt Faust, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 1/3/2019 (ID/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> Iberville Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Van Remsen, St. Gabriel, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 9/1/2018 (possible returnee)
>
> Jefferson Parish: 6 reports 4 sites
>
> 1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 11/17/2018 (Banded by
> NLN 12/9/2018)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens OBS 12/9/2018
>
> 2. Wild-Grand Isle, Grand Isle, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) M OBS 12/10/2018 (Grilletta
> Tract; found my M. Weber)
>
> 3. Cathy and Phil DiSalvo, Harahan, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/30/2018 (banded,
> probable returnee; age/sex confirmed with photo)
>
> 4. David Whipple, Metairie, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/24/2018
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 11/30/2018 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
>
> Lafayette Parish: 11 reports 7 sites
>
> 1. Paul & Ashleigh Conover, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/11/2018
>
> 2. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/26/2018
>
> 3. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/14/2018
>
> 4. Toddy Guidry, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 10/20/2018 (shared with E.
> Johnson (10/19/2018 only))
>
> 5. Erik and Ceci Johnson, Milton, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/19/2018 LO 10/19/2018 (shared
> with T. Guidry - seen there 10/20/2018, and not seen again here)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/30/2018 LO 12/3/2018
>
> 6. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 11/30/2018 (Banded by
> EIJ 1/8/2019)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ
> 1/8/2019)
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M OBS 1/8/2019 (Banded by EIJ
> 1/8/2019)
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 1/8/2019
>
> 7. Amy O'Quain, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 10/1/2018 (ID and sex with photo -
> spread tail suggests Rufous)
>
> Lafourche Parish: 3 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Beth & Sammy Maniscalco, Thibodaux, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F FO 7/27/2018 (Probably a banded
> returnee)
>
> 2. Mike and Jessica Glaspell, Lockport, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad F OBS 8/30/2018 (Apparently around for
> "about a month" when reported)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F OBS 12/2/2018 (no gorget spot;
> age/sex confirmed with photos)
>
> Orleans Parish: 3 reports 3 sites
>
> 1. Wild-City Park New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/28/2018 (banded,
> probable returnee)
>
> 2. Tom Garvey & Joan Garvey, New Orleans, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 8/16/2018 LO 8/16/2018 (sex
> confirmed with photos - suspected immature)
>
> 3. Missy Bowen, Algiers, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/9/2018 (sex confirmed with photos)
>
> Pointe Coupee Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Helena Reynolds, Ventress, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 1/10/2019
>
> St. Charles Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Tommy and Theresa Walker, Hahnville, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 10/12/2018 (Banded by
> NLN 10/13/2018)
>
> St. John the Baptist Parish: 1 report 1 site
>
> 1. Ava Mcvey, LaPlace, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens FO 1/22/2019 (ID/age/sex confirmed with
> photos)
>
> St. Tammany Parish: 8 reports 5 sites
>
> 1. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Ad M FO 8/23/2018 (Returnee recaptured
> 8/25/2018, first captured 12/9/2017)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 9/1/2018 (Banded by NLN
> 9/1/2018)
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 9/15/2018 (Banded by NLN
> 9/15/2018)
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 10/6/2018 (banded
> returnee, recaptured by NLN 10/6/2018)
>
> 2. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 7/29/2018 (banded
> returnee "Mrs. Green")
>
> 3. Janine Robin, Folsom, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/24/2018 (Banded by LJB
> 12/24/2018)
>
> 4. Jody Shugart, Covington, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 12/1/2018 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
>
> 5. Sharron Newton, Slidell, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens M OBS 1/30/2019
>
> Tangipahoa Parish: 2 reports 1 site
>
> 1. Jane Patterson, Ponchatoula, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/21/2018
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 12/17/2018 (ID/age/sex
> confirmed with photos)
>
> Terrebonne Parish: 5 reports 2 sites
>
> 1. Diana Meterjean Coupel Bailly, Shriever, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M OBS 9/23/2018 (Banded,
> likely returnee)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 12/13/2018 (Age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/13/2018
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F OBS 12/24/2018 (Possible Broad-tailed)
>
> 2. Jason and Samantha Nguyen, Bayou L'Ourse, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 9/10/2018 (Sex confirmed with photos)
>
> Vermilion Parish: 9 reports 3 sites
>
> 1. Judge and Elizabeth Edwards, Abbeville, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F OBS 11/25/2018 (banded
> returnee, recaptured by EIJ 1/11/2019)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M OBS 1/9/2019 (ID/age/sex confirmed
> with photos; paint marked, likely banded at S. Dehart by EIJ in 12/2/2018)
>
> 2. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 10/24/2018 LO 10/24/2018
> (age/sex confirmed with photos)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 11/25/2018 (age/sex
> confirmed with photos; banded by EIJ 12/2/2018)
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im F FO 11/25/2018 (age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F OBS 12/2/2018 (banded by
> EIJ 12/2/2018)
> #5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 1/3/2019 LO 1/6/2019
> (ID/age/sex confirmed with photos)
>
> 3. Phillip Wallace, Abbeville, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens Im M FO 11/10/2018 (age/sex confirmed
> with photos)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens F FO 12/30/2018 (ID/sex confirmed from
> photos)
> ________________________________
>
 

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Date: 2/24/19 11:34 am
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eagle Expo
I forgot to thank all of our great volunteer Eagle Expo eagle-spotter/bird expert/boat tour leaders:

Delaina LeBlanc
Toddy Guidry
David Booth
Rob Dobbs
Matt Brady & Genevieve Mount
Donna Dittmann
Bonnie Slaton
Katie Percy

Thanks,

Steve Cardiff

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 24, 2019, at 11:14 AM, Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> wrote:
>
> Speaking of Bald Eagles, the 14th Annual Morgan City Eagle Expo just took place on this past Friday and Saturday. Yes, there are registration and boat tour fees, but..... If you want to get up-close-and-personal with a LOT of eagles then you should try the Expo next year. On most of the boat tours (4 locations to choose from), we usually can get fairly close to nests and over a 2-3 hour trip we seldom see fewer than 20 individual eagles and sometimes up to 60-80, potentially including all age classes from chicks to adults. The scenery is fantastic and lots of other birds and other wildlife are typically seen. During yesterday's Turtle Bayou tour, despite high water and strong south winds, we had a minimum of 60 eagles and 11 Great Horned Owls.
> Sadly, there was no young people at the Friday night reception or on the Turtle Bayou tour. Hopefully, there were some youngsters on other tours or at yesterday's public outreach events. This would be a great event for getting young people inspired about birds or natural history in general.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Steve Cardiff
>
>> On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 9:52 AM Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> wrote:
>> Several folks asked me recently about the White Kitchen preserve Bald
>> Eagles. Formerly owned by The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, the preserve
>> is now owned by the state and managed by the Louisiana Department of
>> Wildlife and Fisheries.
>>
>> This site has probably continuously hosted a breeding pair of Bald Eagles
>> since at least the . This year there is an active Bald Eagle in a dead
>> baldcypress tree (observed 2/21/2019). I do not know whether the nest can
>> be seen from the boardwalk. I observe the nest from Hwy 90 while standing
>> in front of where the old White Kitchen restaurant used to be. You can see
>> the nest with 10 X 50 binoculars, but a spotting scope is better. To see
>> the nest, stand on S side of rd at old White Kitchen restaurant site west
>> of the 55170 Hwy 90 mailbox, stand west of driveway, and just E of the pole
>> that is west of the driveway across the highway. The nest is almost
>> directly north of here at about 355 degrees, and it is about 0.45 miles
>> out, across marsh on north rim. It's a big, domed nest.
>>
>> If you observe the nest, please report to me what you see.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Jennifer
>>
>> Jennifer Coulson
>> Orleans Audubon Society - Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Project
 

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Date: 2/24/19 9:14 am
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eagle Expo
Speaking of Bald Eagles, the 14th Annual Morgan City Eagle Expo just took
place on this past Friday and Saturday. Yes, there are registration and
boat tour fees, but..... If you want to get up-close-and-personal with a
LOT of eagles then you should try the Expo next year. On most of the boat
tours (4 locations to choose from), we usually can get fairly close to
nests and over a 2-3 hour trip we seldom see fewer than 20 individual
eagles and sometimes up to 60-80, potentially including all age classes
from chicks to adults. The scenery is fantastic and lots of other birds
and other wildlife are typically seen. During yesterday's Turtle Bayou
tour, despite high water and strong south winds, we had a minimum of 60
eagles and 11 Great Horned Owls.
Sadly, there was no young people at the Friday night reception or on
the Turtle Bayou tour. Hopefully, there were some youngsters on other
tours or at yesterday's public outreach events. This would be a great
event for getting young people inspired about birds or natural history in
general.

Cheers,

Steve Cardiff

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 9:52 AM Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
wrote:

> Several folks asked me recently about the White Kitchen preserve Bald
> Eagles. Formerly owned by The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, the preserve
> is now owned by the state and managed by the Louisiana Department of
> Wildlife and Fisheries.
>
> This site has probably continuously hosted a breeding pair of Bald Eagles
> since at least the . This year there is an active Bald Eagle in a dead
> baldcypress tree (observed 2/21/2019). I do not know whether the nest can
> be seen from the boardwalk. I observe the nest from Hwy 90 while standing
> in front of where the old White Kitchen restaurant used to be. You can see
> the nest with 10 X 50 binoculars, but a spotting scope is better. To see
> the nest, stand on S side of rd at old White Kitchen restaurant site west
> of the 55170 Hwy 90 mailbox, stand west of driveway, and just E of the pole
> that is west of the driveway across the highway. The nest is almost
> directly north of here at about 355 degrees, and it is about 0.45 miles
> out, across marsh on north rim. It's a big, domed nest.
>
> If you observe the nest, please report to me what you see.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Jennifer
>
> Jennifer Coulson
> Orleans Audubon Society - Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Project
>
 

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Date: 2/24/19 8:52 am
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kites
Jennifer (Labird)-
Considering that "your" birds with transmitters are still down near the
equator, would you care to speculate on the wintering grounds origin of the
four individuals recently reported at Bayou Sauvage (
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52939019 )?

Thanks,

Steve Cardiff
 

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Date: 2/24/19 7:53 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle nest active near White Kitchen preserve
Several folks asked me recently about the White Kitchen preserve Bald
Eagles. Formerly owned by The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, the preserve
is now owned by the state and managed by the Louisiana Department of
Wildlife and Fisheries.

This site has probably continuously hosted a breeding pair of Bald Eagles
since at least the . This year there is an active Bald Eagle in a dead
baldcypress tree (observed 2/21/2019). I do not know whether the nest can
be seen from the boardwalk. I observe the nest from Hwy 90 while standing
in front of where the old White Kitchen restaurant used to be. You can see
the nest with 10 X 50 binoculars, but a spotting scope is better. To see
the nest, stand on S side of rd at old White Kitchen restaurant site west
of the 55170 Hwy 90 mailbox, stand west of driveway, and just E of the pole
that is west of the driveway across the highway. The nest is almost
directly north of here at about 355 degrees, and it is about 0.45 miles
out, across marsh on north rim. It's a big, domed nest.

If you observe the nest, please report to me what you see.

Thank you,

Jennifer

Jennifer Coulson
Orleans Audubon Society - Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Project
 

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Date: 2/24/19 6:21 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kite migration - progress report
Orleans Audubon Society tagged these kites in Louisiana (Lacombe, Bayou
Vincent) and Mississippi (Hobolochitto). They are racing back to their
breeding grounds now. (I posted a map on the LABIRD Facebook site.)

Spring migration is in full swing for the Swallow-tailed Kites! The
Hobolochitto male and the Bayou Vincent female are in northeastern Peru,
east of Iquitos. He is south of the Amazon River, and she is north of it.
The Lacombe male is ahead of them and has just crossed into Colombia.

Jennifer Coulson
 

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Date: 2/24/19 6:09 am
From: Claire Thomas <claire...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Oriole??
I had a Bullocks in my neighborhood several years ago. Im at 1-12 and hwy 190 in Mandeville.

Claire Thomas
<claire...>



On Feb 23, 2019, at 9:40 PM, Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> wrote:

> Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, but I've been able to get only
> fleeting pics of this yellowish bird. Large for a warbler (cf.
> nuthatch in a couple of the pics)--finally occurred to me it might be a
> female or immature oriole. But what kind? Fair amount of gray around the
> middle. Bullock's? Baltimore? I'm stumped.
>
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pid77aFs4vXomtnB6
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/3MckDtqRAydADaoM6
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/zQXAZZbnjD6fHb7m6
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/e2K7a5mbGmCokFPY9
>
> Thanks for any positive i.d. you can give! I've never had orioles at this
> feeder (I'm between Mandeville and Madisonville) in previous years.
>
> Jonathan
> --
> 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: 2/24/19 5:42 am
From: Gerald Kruth <000001ca3e77aeec-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] 4 Black Rails!
What interesting (and good) news!  I worked on a survey in NJ two years ago, but the efforts turned up ZERO.
Jerry KruthPittsburgh; now in Costa Rica.


-----Original Message-----
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
To: LABIRD-L <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Sun, Feb 24, 2019 6:55 am
Subject: [LABIRD-L] 4 Black Rails!

LAbird,

I just got a note from our Marshbird biologist, Justin Lehman, that he and volunteers last night caught four Black Rails on private property in coastal Cameron Parish. That's a record for us.

Friday and Saturday night banding efforts in Cameron Parish will continue through mid-March. Join us if you can...and dare (it's really hard walking)!

Erik Johnson
Audubon Louisiana
ejohnson AT Audubon.org
 

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Date: 2/24/19 5:33 am
From: Charles Williams <chazbizz91...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Giant blackbird flock right now
In my frontyard in Greenwell Springs, EBR Parish. About 250 birds, 90%
rusties.

Charles W.
 

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Date: 2/24/19 4:55 am
From: Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] 4 Black Rails!
LAbird,

I just got a note from our Marshbird biologist, Justin Lehman, that he and volunteers last night caught four Black Rails on private property in coastal Cameron Parish. That's a record for us.

Friday and Saturday night banding efforts in Cameron Parish will continue through mid-March. Join us if you can...and dare (it's really hard walking)!

Erik Johnson
Audubon Louisiana
ejohnson AT Audubon.org
 

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Date: 2/23/19 8:33 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Oriole??
Jon, I vote for a female Bullock's.
Beautiful bird!

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 9:40 PM Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
wrote:

> Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, but I've been able to get only
> fleeting pics of this yellowish bird. Large for a warbler (cf.
> nuthatch in a couple of the pics)--finally occurred to me it might be a
> female or immature oriole. But what kind? Fair amount of gray around the
> middle. Bullock's? Baltimore? I'm stumped.
>
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pid77aFs4vXomtnB6
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/3MckDtqRAydADaoM6
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/zQXAZZbnjD6fHb7m6
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/e2K7a5mbGmCokFPY9
>
> Thanks for any positive i.d. you can give! I've never had orioles at this
> feeder (I'm between Mandeville and Madisonville) in previous years.
>
> Jonathan
> --
> 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: 2/23/19 7:40 pm
From: Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Oriole??
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, but I've been able to get only
fleeting pics of this yellowish bird. Large for a warbler (cf.
nuthatch in a couple of the pics)--finally occurred to me it might be a
female or immature oriole. But what kind? Fair amount of gray around the
middle. Bullock's? Baltimore? I'm stumped.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pid77aFs4vXomtnB6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3MckDtqRAydADaoM6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zQXAZZbnjD6fHb7m6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/e2K7a5mbGmCokFPY9

Thanks for any positive i.d. you can give! I've never had orioles at this
feeder (I'm between Mandeville and Madisonville) in previous years.

Jonathan
--
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: 2/23/19 3:16 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Rejected and dejected
True about attaching images. That's a NO NO. Simple as that. But you CAN include images on an eBird report and put a link to that on a LABIRD report.

And, of course, you can post images to Facebook pages.

Jay H.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Philip Bradley" <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:06:03 PM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Rejected and dejected

I tried to share a photo I made with my iPad, but Listserv won't let me attach a jpeg. There is a huge flock of Cedar Waxwings in a Chinese tallow visible out my patio door.
Oh well, c'est la vie!
Phil Bradley
Shreveport

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 2/23/19 2:06 pm
From: Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Rejected and dejected
I tried to share a photo I made with my iPad, but Listserv won't let me attach a jpeg. There is a huge flock of Cedar Waxwings in a Chinese tallow visible out my patio door.
Oh well, c'est la vie!
Phil Bradley
Shreveport

Sent from my iPad
 

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