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7/16/18 1:46 pm Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Albino Crow in Metairie
7/16/18 1:35 pm Maryann Hoskins <mghoskins36...> [LABIRD-L] Albino Crow in Metairie
7/16/18 10:53 am David Booth <david...> Re: [LABIRD-L] First southbound calliope
7/16/18 8:02 am Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> Re: [LABIRD-L] First southbound calliope
7/16/18 7:48 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] First southbound calliope
7/16/18 7:46 am dan purrington <oceanites1...> [LABIRD-L] First southbound calliope
7/14/18 6:09 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> [LABIRD-L] Grant Parish Swallow-tailed Kites
7/12/18 11:42 am cecil tarver <exk5hdl...> [LABIRD-L] Ms Kites
7/12/18 10:07 am Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco...> [LABIRD-L] trio of Swallow-tailed Kites
7/11/18 4:25 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbills at the Shrewsbury Flats (Causeway x Earhardt ponds) New Orleans
7/11/18 9:23 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird movement
7/11/18 7:48 am John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird movement
7/11/18 7:21 am Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird movement
7/11/18 7:15 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration
7/11/18 6:23 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration
7/11/18 6:05 am John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration
7/10/18 3:48 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] State lists online
7/10/18 9:00 am Susan Edmunds <000000208257709a-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Crawfish ponds in Cade to begin draining
7/10/18 8:04 am DAVID CAGNOLATTI <dcagnolatti...> Re: [LABIRD-L] White-breasted Nuthatch
7/10/18 7:20 am Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Purple gallinules and vegetation and water levels
7/10/18 6:26 am David Cagnolatti <dcagnolatti...> [LABIRD-L] White-breasted Nuthatch
7/9/18 4:41 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle in July?
7/9/18 3:12 am Jay Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle in July?
7/8/18 9:32 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] Post your state list online?
7/8/18 7:45 pm Toddy Guidry <guidrys...> [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle in July?
7/8/18 7:02 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Bronzed cowbird video
7/8/18 5:41 pm cecil tarver <exk5hdl...> [LABIRD-L] Hummer
7/6/18 6:26 pm Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Feather identification?
7/6/18 5:30 pm Alicia Plotkin <tess...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Feather identification?
7/6/18 4:48 pm Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...> [LABIRD-L] Feather identification?
7/5/18 2:50 pm James W. Beck <loxosceles928...> [LABIRD-L] New Orleans Reddish Egret still present
7/3/18 5:55 pm Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Perspective
7/3/18 1:35 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] duplicate post
7/3/18 1:33 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Odd looking Eurasian Collared-dove
7/3/18 1:19 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Fwd:
7/2/18 3:06 am James V Remsen <najames...> Re: [LABIRD-L] one more time for the Masked Duck
7/1/18 7:15 pm Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Summer shorebird season begins
7/1/18 6:46 pm Paul Dickson <Paul...> [LABIRD-L] one more time for the Masked Duck
7/1/18 5:24 pm David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Summer shorebird season begins
7/1/18 3:15 pm Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> [LABIRD-L] Summer shorebird season begins
7/1/18 8:27 am Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Birdbath visitor at dusk
7/1/18 7:20 am John Whittle <000000acdbc01b4f-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L]
6/30/18 6:51 pm janine robin <janinerobin1982...> [LABIRD-L] Birdbath visitor at dusk
6/30/18 5:25 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kite at Madere Marsh Overlook, New Orleans
6/29/18 2:29 pm Nancy L Newfield <nancy...> [LABIRD-L] Some Results of our Banding Endeavors
6/29/18 11:33 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] M godwit and reddish egret again
6/29/18 10:43 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Managing your eBird location for the Masked Duck
6/29/18 10:29 am John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> [LABIRD-L] Managing your eBird location for the Masked Duck
6/28/18 1:52 pm Paul Dickson <Paul...> [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck viewing
6/28/18 11:11 am Michael LeRay <leray1...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Eaglet Left Behind?
6/28/18 11:04 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Eaglet Left Behind?
6/28/18 9:43 am Joelle Finley <jjf1946...> [LABIRD-L] Immature Reddish Egret New Orleans lakefront airport
6/27/18 10:07 pm Charles Lyon <lyon5516...> [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck 6-27-18
6/27/18 11:55 am Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck
6/27/18 11:53 am janine robin <janinerobin1982...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck
6/27/18 11:51 am Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck
6/27/18 11:46 am Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck
6/27/18 6:43 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
6/27/18 5:18 am bill fontenot <natrldlite...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
6/26/18 7:56 pm Paul Dickson <Paul...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
6/26/18 5:05 pm Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Molting immature little blue heron at madere
6/26/18 5:02 pm Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Least bittern at bayou sauvage boat launch off highway 11
6/26/18 3:27 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
6/26/18 3:25 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway
6/26/18 2:49 pm Matt Conn <mconn...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
6/26/18 2:23 pm David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
6/26/18 2:16 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
6/26/18 2:14 pm Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway
6/26/18 2:09 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Sora on Paris avenue Chalmette
6/26/18 2:00 pm Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Sora on Paris avenue Chalmette
6/26/18 1:23 pm Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
6/26/18 1:02 pm Paul Dickson <Paul...> [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
6/26/18 12:55 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor
6/26/18 10:53 am David Muth <MuthD...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor
6/26/18 9:53 am Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor
6/23/18 3:06 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> [LABIRD-L] Mottled Ducks
6/23/18 11:19 am Richard Gibbons <000001863ae9c9d8-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L]
6/22/18 7:56 pm Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway
6/22/18 7:23 pm Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway
6/22/18 1:51 pm James V Remsen <najames...> [LABIRD-L] Practice your LA bird ID's on eBird
6/22/18 11:35 am Judith ONeale <losbirdlady...> [LABIRD-L] EIS Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Project - Cameron Parish
6/22/18 11:18 am Steven Liffmann - <sliffmann...> <sliffmann...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi kites
6/22/18 11:04 am Cathy DiSalvo <cedisalvo1...> [LABIRD-L] Mississippi kites
6/21/18 3:27 am Charles Hughes <00000181d37ad55a-dmarc-request...> [LABIRD-L]
6/18/18 6:04 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Eaglet Left Behind?
6/18/18 5:59 am Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...> Re: [LABIRD-L] Eaglet Left Behind?
 
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Date: 7/16/18 1:46 pm
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Albino Crow in Metairie
Maryann,

I live 1 block from Causeway Boulevard in old Metairie. In mid May, I
recorded an albino American Crow and I got a few images of it.

I was out of town most of June and in July until last Thursday. I have not
seen the bird since returning home.

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 15:35 Maryann Hoskins <mghoskins36...> wrote:

> A friend forwarded these images from the backyard of a Metairie home near
> Causeway Blvd. I am told that the eyes are pink, which I understand means
> that this is an albino crow, rather than a leucistic crow. Link to photos
> below.
>
> Mary
>
> To view my files, click this link:
>
> https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2F1drv.ms%2Ff%2Fs!AlNKbsjf5E_bjzd5jTbd0r9x95Cv&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4e414e43ae2346c05d3a08d5eb597984%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636673691866875879&sdata=PeynaakTy1vVIxwNxX7fNGzgBG1Brw5cN5DNmQQEyHk%3D&reserved=0
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/16/18 1:35 pm
From: Maryann Hoskins <mghoskins36...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Albino Crow in Metairie
A friend forwarded these images from the backyard of a Metairie home near Causeway Blvd. I am told that the eyes are pink, which I understand means that this is an albino crow, rather than a leucistic crow. Link to photos below.

Mary

To view my files, click this link:
https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2F1drv.ms%2Ff%2Fs!AlNKbsjf5E_bjzd5jTbd0r9x95Cv&data=02%7C01%7C%7C4e414e43ae2346c05d3a08d5eb597984%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636673691866875879&sdata=PeynaakTy1vVIxwNxX7fNGzgBG1Brw5cN5DNmQQEyHk%3D&reserved=0


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/16/18 10:53 am
From: David Booth <david...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] First southbound calliope
Any chance of going for higher elevation Hummers?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 16, 2018, at 10:02 AM, Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...> wrote:
>
> Donna and I had a number of Rufous in the Davis Mountains of West Texas on
> 6-11 July. I heard that Kelly Bryan had a Calliope there within the last
> few days.
>
> Steve Cardiff
>
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:48 AM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the info. I guess I should put out a few feeders.
>>
>> Nan
>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 09:46 dan purrington <oceanites1...> wrote:
>>>
>>> From my perch at 8600' in SW Colorado:
>>>
>>> I had my first migrant calliope hummingbird this morning. My first
>>> southbound rufous hummingbirds were on June 28. So they are on their way
>>> toward Louisiana.
>>>
>>> Dan Purrington
>>>
>>
 

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Date: 7/16/18 8:02 am
From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] First southbound calliope
Donna and I had a number of Rufous in the Davis Mountains of West Texas on
6-11 July. I heard that Kelly Bryan had a Calliope there within the last
few days.

Steve Cardiff

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:48 AM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
wrote:

> Thanks for the info. I guess I should put out a few feeders.
>
> Nan
>
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 09:46 dan purrington <oceanites1...> wrote:
>
> > From my perch at 8600' in SW Colorado:
> >
> > I had my first migrant calliope hummingbird this morning. My first
> > southbound rufous hummingbirds were on June 28. So they are on their way
> > toward Louisiana.
> >
> > Dan Purrington
> >
>
 

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Date: 7/16/18 7:48 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] First southbound calliope
Thanks for the info. I guess I should put out a few feeders.

Nan

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 09:46 dan purrington <oceanites1...> wrote:

> From my perch at 8600' in SW Colorado:
>
> I had my first migrant calliope hummingbird this morning. My first
> southbound rufous hummingbirds were on June 28. So they are on their way
> toward Louisiana.
>
> Dan Purrington
>
 

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Date: 7/16/18 7:46 am
From: dan purrington <oceanites1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] First southbound calliope
From my perch at 8600' in SW Colorado:

I had my first migrant calliope hummingbird this morning. My first
southbound rufous hummingbirds were on June 28. So they are on their way
toward Louisiana.

Dan Purrington
 

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Date: 7/14/18 6:09 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Grant Parish Swallow-tailed Kites
Dear LABIRDers,

Someone reported seeing 4 Swallow-tailed Kites that were vocalizing
yesterday in northwestern Grant Parish near the towns of Colfax and
Cloutierville.

If anyone is interested and available to follow up on this lead, please
email me off list for more information.

Jennifer Coulson
 

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Date: 7/12/18 11:42 am
From: cecil tarver <exk5hdl...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Ms Kites
Had 2 kettles of 5 birds each on Blount Farms road off Gum Swamp
road..Were overthe open pastures before houses


--
Cecil Tarver
8273 Aubin St
Denham Springs
La
70726

<exk5hdl...>
 

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Date: 7/12/18 10:07 am
From: Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] trio of Swallow-tailed Kites
Was treated to a trio of Swallow-tailed kites soaring over our street a few
minutes ago. Quite a beautiful sight to see as they were flying very low
giving me good looks.

Jenn, Pamela Place, Waverly Oaks Subdivision, Thibodaux, LA
 

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Date: 7/11/18 4:25 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Roseate Spoonbills at the Shrewsbury Flats (Causeway x Earhardt ponds) New Orleans
Three Roseate Spoonbills were at the retention ponds today at around 2 pm. Surprisingly, all three were adults. Spoonbills have become rather regular at this and some other sites in urban New Orleans in late summer and fall, but most are immatures.


More surprising was the presence of a White-faced and three White-faced/Glossy Ibis. Of the regular large waders found in the marshes outside New Orleans, these two ibises are the least frequent to penetrate deep into the urban matrix (save the bitterns). These are the first I have seen here.


A Mottled Duck was also present, also infrequent inside the urban core.


Black-necked Stilt numbers are back up (31), with some youngsters but none small enough to be flightless and thereby confirm that they were hatched at the site. There was as usual a nice variety of other large waders. The flats look great for shorebirds at this point- hopefully the next few weeks will bring some migrants.


PY



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Date: 7/11/18 9:23 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird movement
Last week's high pressure came from the NNE, from the Great Lakes Region and down the Ohio Valley and Mississippi Valley. This was made to order for RTHU migrants to Louisiana both in wind direction and timing. I noticed a surge of RTHU in my yard on Saturday which was the day the front arrived in north Louisiana. I went from a maximum-in-sight-at-once of 2 on Friday to 10 on Saturday. They have since declined to 6 in-sight-at-once. I am guessing but credit the surge to migrants.
Paul Dickson
Caddo Parish

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of John Dillon
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:48 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird movement

Roselie/LABIRD,

July should show the first big increase in RTHU numbers locally because the young have fledged, probably two broods in many/most places. Two weeks ago, I had 1-3 hummers in the yard. Starting last week, I’m getting 10-20 at a time in the garden/feeders.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

> On Jul 11, 2018, at 9:21 AM, Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> wrote:
>
> The number of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds has increased in my yard up
> here in NE LA. I only saw one adult male regularly throughout June.
> Monday evening I saw 2 adult males and 2 juvies. Squabbles irrupted over the feeders.
> Also the feeder on the back porch is now being used regularly. I
> rarely have large numbers of hummers, even during migration.
>
> I posted a couple of photos on my Facebook page.
>
> Roselie Overby
> Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish
 

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Date: 7/11/18 7:48 am
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird movement
Roselie/LABIRD,

July should show the first big increase in RTHU numbers locally because the young have fledged, probably two broods in many/most places. Two weeks ago, I had 1-3 hummers in the yard. Starting last week, I’m getting 10-20 at a time in the garden/feeders.

John Dillon
Athens, LA

> On Jul 11, 2018, at 9:21 AM, Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...> wrote:
>
> The number of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds has increased in my yard up here in
> NE LA. I only saw one adult male regularly throughout June. Monday evening
> I saw 2 adult males and 2 juvies. Squabbles irrupted over the feeders.
> Also the feeder on the back porch is now being used regularly. I rarely
> have large numbers of hummers, even during migration.
>
> I posted a couple of photos on my Facebook page.
>
> Roselie Overby
> Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish
 

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Date: 7/11/18 7:21 am
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird movement
The number of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds has increased in my yard up here in
NE LA. I only saw one adult male regularly throughout June. Monday evening
I saw 2 adult males and 2 juvies. Squabbles irrupted over the feeders.
Also the feeder on the back porch is now being used regularly. I rarely
have large numbers of hummers, even during migration.

I posted a couple of photos on my Facebook page.

Roselie Overby
Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish
 

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Date: 7/11/18 7:15 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration
Theresa Lyons recently posted pics of a group of OROR nectaring off of her turk’s cap (Malvaviscus).....

bill fontenot

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 11, 2018, at 8:23 AM, Paul Dickson <Paul...> wrote:
>
> John and Labird,
> I had the same observation on July 9. In addition to Orchard Oriole vocalizations and activity I heard the first song and chattering out of the Baltimore Orioles that nest in the cottonwoods at my camp on the Red River since they went into "nesting silence" in June.
> Paul Dickson
> Red River Parish
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of John Dillon
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:06 AM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration
>
> LABIRD,
>
> At a time of year when there’s not much activity except for waiting for shorebirds, now is the time Orchard Orioles start gathering in groups to migrate south. I’ve noticed them at my house/yard over the last 3 or 4 days in groups of around 10 or 12. It’s not uncommon to find groups of 20 or 30 or more. They tend to be in normal habitat, so if you know such areas, you might think about find migrating flocks of them this weekend or over the next few weeks. Mostly, it’s female/first year types.
>
> John Dillon
> Athens, LA
 

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Date: 7/11/18 6:23 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration
John and Labird,
I had the same observation on July 9. In addition to Orchard Oriole vocalizations and activity I heard the first song and chattering out of the Baltimore Orioles that nest in the cottonwoods at my camp on the Red River since they went into "nesting silence" in June.
Paul Dickson
Red River Parish
-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of John Dillon
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:06 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration

LABIRD,

At a time of year when there’s not much activity except for waiting for shorebirds, now is the time Orchard Orioles start gathering in groups to migrate south. I’ve noticed them at my house/yard over the last 3 or 4 days in groups of around 10 or 12. It’s not uncommon to find groups of 20 or 30 or more. They tend to be in normal habitat, so if you know such areas, you might think about find migrating flocks of them this weekend or over the next few weeks. Mostly, it’s female/first year types.

John Dillon
Athens, LA
 

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Date: 7/11/18 6:05 am
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration
LABIRD,

At a time of year when there’s not much activity except for waiting for shorebirds, now is the time Orchard Orioles start gathering in groups to migrate south. I’ve noticed them at my house/yard over the last 3 or 4 days in groups of around 10 or 12. It’s not uncommon to find groups of 20 or 30 or more. They tend to be in normal habitat, so if you know such areas, you might think about find migrating flocks of them this weekend or over the next few weeks. Mostly, it’s female/first year types.

John Dillon
Athens, LA
 

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Date: 7/10/18 3:48 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] State lists online
Labird,

       I refined the member's state list project a bit, and posted the
first batch of lists at

http://www.losbird.org/OfficialLOSlists.htm

       I also added a download page so that anyone interested in taking
part can download an Excel file to enter their lists into to send to me.
I can use that file to copy and paste your data into the online file.
The download page is located at

http://www.losbird.org/LOSstatelisters.htm

       The process is simple and there are directions on the page, but
I'd be happy to help out if anyone hits a snag.

        I've been having fun looking at these lists; they tell a story,
as well as giving everyone a good idea of which birders might be on the
lookout for certain birds. I really hope all Louisiana birders take part
in this.


Thanks,

Paul Conover

Lafayette
 

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Date: 7/10/18 9:00 am
From: Susan Edmunds <000000208257709a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Crawfish ponds in Cade to begin draining
Greetings all!
The word from Mark Simon, currently Manager of the ULL Farm in Cade but soon to retire, is that the crew will begin draining the crawfish ponds on the east side of W.J. Bernard Road on Thursday, July 12.

Always interesting to see what will turn up, thanks Mark!
And just a reminder that all other areas of the farm besides the crawfish pond/observatory area are restricted and should not be entered without permission.

Happy birding!
 

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Date: 7/10/18 8:04 am
From: DAVID CAGNOLATTI <dcagnolatti...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] White-breasted Nuthatch
Reported sighting of WB Nuthatch on ebird, will try to get photos this evening. Hope the bird is still around.

Dave

> On July 10, 2018 at 9:51 AM John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...> wrote:
>
>
> David,
>
> That’s pretty much the extreme southern edge of their range, but it’s so far down there are only scattered records. There are a handful of records around BR and a few in NOLA but nothing in between them. I don’t see any records for Ascension Parish on eBird, so it would be important to document, especially with a photo if possible. If you have an eBird account, it would be worth the submission.
>
>
> John Dillon
>
>
> > On Jul 10, 2018, at 8:25 AM, David Cagnolatti <dcagnolatti...> wrote:
> >
> > I don’t know how unusual it might be, but I have a white-breasted nuthatch in my back yard in Prairieville this morning.
>

Dave Cagnolatti
Baton Rouge, LA

"A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have." -- Thomas Jefferson
 

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Date: 7/10/18 7:20 am
From: Terence Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Purple gallinules and vegetation and water levels
Purple gallinule present again on Paris Road in Chalmette


I went to the Bayou Sauvage Boat Launch on Highway 11 at the end of the day, and the purple gallinules were on the railing as I pulled off. Of course, they flew off before I could get a good pic.


Of note, there is a lot less vegetation at the launch than the last time I was there, two weeks ago, and the alligators are very present.


Speaking of vegetation, there are beautiful flowers at the Paris Road Chalmette location, and quite a lot of cat of nine tails. Lots of glossy ibis and black neck stilts out there yesterday.


As for water, the immature reddish egret is still present at South Shore Harbor, and the water level is higher than two weeks ago. It is no longer the mud flats I had seen a couple of weeks ago. There was even someone fishing in the water.



Great birding day yesterday, and the birds were even present while it rained.


The Ridge Trail at Bayou Sauvage is full of dragonflies, and the overlook is unfortunately closed off, probably due to the broken boards. I usually only go to the overlook and turn around so I can hit other places. I was however treated to an indigo bunting in a snag tree on the way back from the overlook to the parking lot. Very nice treat!


Will post my lists and any decent pics when I can on eBird, but wanted to comment here on the water levels and vegetation.


Happy birding, all!


Terri



Terence Skelton
<tadskelton...>
 

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Date: 7/10/18 6:26 am
From: David Cagnolatti <dcagnolatti...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] White-breasted Nuthatch
I don’t know how unusual it might be, but I have a white-breasted nuthatch in my back yard in Prairieville this morning.
 

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Date: 7/9/18 4:41 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle in July?
Toddy, Labird: The few that I see in the dog days are tied to feeding on fish in the Red River and are nearly always adults.
Paul Dickson
Caddo Parish

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Jay Huner
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2018 5:12 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle in July?

Toddy

Bald Eagles are present year round in central Louisiana. Check eBird for data on state wide annual occurrence of the species. They are less likely to be encountered in summer but are here.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 8, 2018, at 10:44 PM, Toddy Guidry <guidrys...> wrote:
>
> Hello all
>
> I was quite surprised to see a mature bald eagle at my property south
> of Kaplan (Vermilion Parish) today.
>
> Should there not be any Bald Eagles left in Louisiana in July?
>
>
>
> Early? Late? Summer holdover?
>
>
>
> Toddy Guidry
>
> South Lafayette
>
>
 

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Date: 7/9/18 3:12 am
From: Jay Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle in July?
Toddy

Bald Eagles are present year round in central Louisiana. Check eBird for data on state wide annual occurrence of the species. They are less likely to be encountered in summer but are here.

Jay Huner

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 8, 2018, at 10:44 PM, Toddy Guidry <guidrys...> wrote:
>
> Hello all
>
> I was quite surprised to see a mature bald eagle at my property south of
> Kaplan (Vermilion Parish) today.
>
> Should there not be any Bald Eagles left in Louisiana in July?
>
>
>
> Early? Late? Summer holdover?
>
>
>
> Toddy Guidry
>
> South Lafayette
>
>
 

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Date: 7/8/18 9:32 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Post your state list online?
Labirders,

           Several years ago, David Muth sent out out a checklist
spreadsheet to some of his birding buddies so we could compare our state
lists side by side. I thought that was a great idea; I could see who was
missing what, and who had seen stuff that I could only dream of. Mostly,
I just found it cool to check out everybody's lists, species by species.
side by side.

           I've been toying with the idea of doing the same thing on a
larger scale on the LOS website. The basic spreadsheet would look
something like this:

http://www.losbird.org/b.htm

           If anyone is interested in posting their lists, it would be
easy enough for me to compile them. I can share the Excel file for you
to put your x's in, and then copy and paste your column into a main list
online.

          So, if you are interested, let me know, and if there's enough
interest, I'd be happy to proceed.


Paul Conover

Lafayette
 

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Date: 7/8/18 7:45 pm
From: Toddy Guidry <guidrys...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bald Eagle in July?
Hello all

I was quite surprised to see a mature bald eagle at my property south of
Kaplan (Vermilion Parish) today.

Should there not be any Bald Eagles left in Louisiana in July?



Early? Late? Summer holdover?



Toddy Guidry

South Lafayette


 

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Date: 7/8/18 7:02 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Bronzed cowbird video
Hello. Claire and I watched this Bronzed cowbird attacking his own image on
the back window of a parked pickup truck. I decided to try a quick video.
At the very beginning of the video, he does his Vampire dance. We were at
the Bucktown marina in Jefferson parish.
Janine Robin
<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="
https://www.flickr.com/photos/52328705@N06/28418958277/in/dateposted-public/"
title="Bronzed cowbird attacking his image P1050642"><img src="
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/28418958277_759fdc4b33_z.jpg"
width="640" height="360" alt="Bronzed cowbird attacking his image
P1050642"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js"
charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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Date: 7/8/18 5:41 pm
From: cecil tarver <exk5hdl...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Hummer
Just had a ruby throat on flowers on walmart walker garden center
--
Cecil Tarver
8273 Aubin St
Denham Springs
La
70726

<exk5hdl...>
 

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Date: 7/6/18 6:26 pm
From: Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Feather identification?
Thanks, Alicia! That atlas seems like a great site indeed.

BTW, I've become considerably more educated about the prickly (or should
I say feathery) legalities of feather collecting than I was this
morning. So, for the record, the feather is no longer in my possession,
and back in the wild where it belongs. Perhaps another bird will reuse
it for nest decoration (say, do squirrels ever use feathers for their
dreys?) :-)

Jonathan


On 07/06/2018 07:30 PM, Alicia Plotkin wrote:
> The Feather Atlas <https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/>, put
> together by the Fish & Wildlife service, is a pretty cool resource. 
> I'm no expert but your feather does seem a lot like the primaries for
> an adult Red-Shoulder shown here
> <https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/feather.php?Bird=RSHA_primary_ad>.
>
> Alicia
>
>
> On 7/6/2018 7:48 PM, Jonathan Rotondo-McCord wrote:
>> So I'm pretty sure this feather is from a red-shouldered hawk, but
>> I'd appreciate someone more expert confirming it:
>>
>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/RAzEzF6HUbH43syA9
>>
>> I found it on a bike ride this morning around my neighborhood (just
>> west of Mandeville). Just a few minutes before, in another part of
>> the neighborhood, I heard a red-shouldered hawk calling, and looked
>> up to see it being harassed by a mockingbird. I wonder if the feather
>> is from the same bird?
>>
>

--
Jonathan Rotondo-McCord
<jrmtomburg...>

"Esto fidelis, et noli iudicare."

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

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Date: 7/6/18 5:30 pm
From: Alicia Plotkin <tess...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Feather identification?
The Feather Atlas <https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/>, put together
by the Fish & Wildlife service, is a pretty cool resource.  I'm no
expert but your feather does seem a lot like the primaries for an adult
Red-Shoulder shown here
<https://www.fws.gov/lab/featheratlas/feather.php?Bird=RSHA_primary_ad>.

Alicia


On 7/6/2018 7:48 PM, Jonathan Rotondo-McCord wrote:
> So I'm pretty sure this feather is from a red-shouldered hawk, but I'd
> appreciate someone more expert confirming it:
>
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/RAzEzF6HUbH43syA9
>
> I found it on a bike ride this morning around my neighborhood (just
> west of Mandeville). Just a few minutes before, in another part of the
> neighborhood, I heard a red-shouldered hawk calling, and looked up to
> see it being harassed by a mockingbird. I wonder if the feather is
> from the same bird?
>
 

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Date: 7/6/18 4:48 pm
From: Jonathan Rotondo-McCord <jrmtomburg...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Feather identification?
So I'm pretty sure this feather is from a red-shouldered hawk, but I'd
appreciate someone more expert confirming it:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RAzEzF6HUbH43syA9

I found it on a bike ride this morning around my neighborhood (just west
of Mandeville). Just a few minutes before, in another part of the
neighborhood, I heard a red-shouldered hawk calling, and looked up to
see it being harassed by a mockingbird. I wonder if the feather is from
the same bird?

--
Jonathan Rotondo-McCord
<jrmtomburg...>

"Esto fidelis, et noli iudicare."

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

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Date: 7/5/18 2:50 pm
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] New Orleans Reddish Egret still present
Currently on pilings across from harbor. -j
 

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Date: 7/3/18 5:55 pm
From: Philip Bradley <0000018eaa441e8c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Perspective
I took my 8 year old grandson to the Red River Wildlife Refuge this afternoon to try out the binoculars I gave him for his birthday. There was a very accommodating Green Heron on a log on the bank of Lake Caroline. The binoculars worked great, but then my grandson proclaimed that the Heron looked like a giant Hummingbird! I think he would make a terrific candidate for a position on the Bird Record Committee.

Phil Bradley
Shreveport

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 7/3/18 1:35 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] duplicate post
Sorry for the resend...
 

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Date: 7/3/18 1:33 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Odd looking Eurasian Collared-dove
Hi All. I know there are birders that don't like ECDOs, but I for one like
them. I heard that there was a theory that the ECDO would displace the
Mourning doves. I don't see that happening around here.
Anyway, saw this almost all white ECDO in the yard this afternoon after a
hard rain. Have seen it last year also. Quite a standout I think.
Link below if you want to see the photo.
Janine Robin
Folsom, LA
NW corner of St Tammany parish
"https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/42462051414_a9d0e8200d_z.jpg"
width="640" height="480" alt="Eurasian collared dove 7-3-18
Backyard"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js"
charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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Date: 7/3/18 1:19 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Date: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 3:09 PM
Subject:
To: Janine Robin <janinerobin1982...>

​Hi all, I know that some birders dislike Eurasian collared doves, but I
for one think they are really pretty and from the huge amount of Mourning
doves I have seen lately, the ECDO has not displaced the MODO here.
Below is a photo link to an almost all white ECDO in the backyard today.
This is the only white one I have ever seen.
Janine Robin
Folsom, LA
NW corner of St Tammany parish​



"https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/42462051414_a9d0e8200d_z.jpg"
width="640" height="480" alt="Eurasian collared dove 7-3-18
Backyard"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js"
charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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Date: 7/2/18 3:06 am
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] one more time for the Masked Duck
LABIRD: for those of you going on these trips, please combine and share eBird lists as much as possible. One group, one location, roughly same time = 1 eBird list. Otherwise, Caddo data for these dates is severely skewed towards one location with multiple essentially duplicate surveys that inflate the frequency of occurrence of things like RuddyDuck, much less Masked Duck. I will likely all but one list from next survey.


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

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 Jul 1, 2018, at 8:46 PM, Paul Dickson <Paul...> wrote:
>
> Birders far and wide and close by,
> By popular demand there will be another tour to the Masked Duck. I will be out but Jacob Kraemer will take a group to view the Masked Duck on Tuesday morning at 7:30am. Across the road from 1454 Leonard Road, Shreveport La. Take an asphalt drive on the south side of Leonard Road near a mailbox with the 1454 on it. There is a gate 100 yards in with "Tar Slough" and a duck on it, just past there is a barn where the group will meet.
> Paul Dickson
 

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Date: 7/1/18 7:15 pm
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Summer shorebird season begins

Paul and Labird: NOAA Weather long lead maps show a cold front sweeping the great plains towards the end of next week and washing out in N. La or Arkansas on Saturday. Photoperiod is what drives them but the north winds and calm air mass following this front should enhance the shorebird arrival at once.
There has not been an organized cold front like this in 4 weeks. North winds are forecast for Wed-Thursday in North Dakota, Friday in Arkansas. Saturday should reveal a few newly arrived fall migrants in Louisiana. An added plus is that the afternoon highs will plunge to mere low nineties.
Paul Dickson


-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Paul Conover
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:15 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Summer shorebird season begins

Labird,

      July 1 already! This is a good date to mark the start of summer shorebird season. A small trickle of returning shorebirds has been reported lately, but within a week or so, a good mix of shorebirds will be possible.  Peeps, yellowlegs, Pectoral and Stilt sandpipers, and Long-billed Dowitchers will start filling up draining crawfish ponds between now and mid-month as the first wave of shorebirds make its way south from the breeding grounds in breeding plumage that has seen long days and miles since last spring. For any birders ready to brave the heat, this is also a great time to keep a lookout for rarities such as Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, and Ruff among the heatwaves and the ragged travelers. The first of that list is probably overdue for the state, but the window of passage when it still retains recognizable color is during this month when getting out in the open can be brutal.

     Good luck if you go!

Paul Conover

Lafayette
 

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Date: 7/1/18 6:46 pm
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] one more time for the Masked Duck
Birders far and wide and close by,
By popular demand there will be another tour to the Masked Duck. I will be out but Jacob Kraemer will take a group to view the Masked Duck on Tuesday morning at 7:30am. Across the road from 1454 Leonard Road, Shreveport La. Take an asphalt drive on the south side of Leonard Road near a mailbox with the 1454 on it. There is a gate 100 yards in with "Tar Slough" and a duck on it, just past there is a barn where the group will meet.
Paul Dickson
 

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Date: 7/1/18 5:24 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Summer shorebird season begins
To Pauls point, a Ruff was just found near Pensacola which you can find photos of by searching eBird.

David Muth
New Orleans

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 1, 2018, at 5:15 PM, Paul Conover <zoiseaux...> wrote:
>
> Labird,
>
> July 1 already! This is a good date to mark the start of summer shorebird season. A small trickle of returning shorebirds has been reported lately, but within a week or so, a good mix of shorebirds will be possible. Peeps, yellowlegs, Pectoral and Stilt sandpipers, and Long-billed Dowitchers will start filling up draining crawfish ponds between now and mid-month as the first wave of shorebirds make its way south from the breeding grounds in breeding plumage that has seen long days and miles since last spring. For any birders ready to brave the heat, this is also a great time to keep a lookout for rarities such as Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, and Ruff among the heatwaves and the ragged travelers. The first of that list is probably overdue for the state, but the window of passage when it still retains recognizable color is during this month when getting out in the open can be brutal.
>
> Good luck if you go!
>
> Paul Conover
>
> Lafayette
>
 

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Date: 7/1/18 3:15 pm
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Summer shorebird season begins
Labird,

      July 1 already! This is a good date to mark the start of summer
shorebird season. A small trickle of returning shorebirds has been
reported lately, but within a week or so, a good mix of shorebirds will
be possible.  Peeps, yellowlegs, Pectoral and Stilt sandpipers, and
Long-billed Dowitchers will start filling up draining crawfish ponds
between now and mid-month as the first wave of shorebirds make its way
south from the breeding grounds in breeding plumage that has seen long
days and miles since last spring. For any birders ready to brave the
heat, this is also a great time to keep a lookout for rarities such as
Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, and Ruff among the heatwaves and the
ragged travelers. The first of that list is probably overdue for the
state, but the window of passage when it still retains recognizable
color is during this month when getting out in the open can be brutal.

     Good luck if you go!

Paul Conover

Lafayette
 

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Date: 7/1/18 8:27 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Birdbath visitor at dusk
Janine, I keep a pan of shallow water on each corner of the back deck.
Most evenings and some predawn mornings, they host 1 or 2 Eastern
Screech-Owls that either bathe or drink. I watch for them as often as
possible. So much fun!

Nan

On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 8:51 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
wrote:

> Hello. About 30 minutes before dusk I go out in the sunroom where I have a
> nice view of the "Community birdbath". This evening the usual mourning
> doves and cardinals took a dip and a sip, then a Wood thrush came in for a
> really splashy bath. No Hooded warbler today, but just before dark a
> Swainson's warbler appeared on the edge of the bath. It first went in
> ankle deep, then got all the way in and bathed.
> Very nice to watch.
> Janine Robin
> Folsom LA
> NW corner of St Tammany parish
>



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

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Date: 7/1/18 7:20 am
From: John Whittle <000000acdbc01b4f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L]
http://duty.bullseyecamera.us
John Whittle
 

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Date: 6/30/18 6:51 pm
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Birdbath visitor at dusk
Hello. About 30 minutes before dusk I go out in the sunroom where I have a
nice view of the "Community birdbath". This evening the usual mourning
doves and cardinals took a dip and a sip, then a Wood thrush came in for a
really splashy bath. No Hooded warbler today, but just before dark a
Swainson's warbler appeared on the edge of the bath. It first went in
ankle deep, then got all the way in and bathed.
Very nice to watch.
Janine Robin
Folsom LA
NW corner of St Tammany parish
 

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Date: 6/30/18 5:25 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Swallow-tailed Kite at Madere Marsh Overlook, New Orleans
A Swallow-tailed was out of place today, high over the Madere Marsh Overlook in Bayou Sauvage NWR, riding a thermal with a couple Black Vultures and a Great Blue Heron.


They do not nest on the south side of Lake Pontchartrain. Failed nester beginning to wander?


Peter Yaukey


PS- the marsh is quite dry at Madere- I bet the the impoundment on Recovery Rd beyond the landfill is muddy and loaded with birds- didn't have time to make the walk out today.

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Date: 6/29/18 2:29 pm
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Some Results of our Banding Endeavors
LABIRD, Humnet, Humband,

Steve Locke, Tom Trenchard, Kevin Morgan and I work hard to demonstrate the
value of banding hummingbirds. Seemingly miniscule data points are huge
statements for us.

In the last few weeks, we have received re-encounter reports that span a
broad spectrum of geography.

First, an adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird that we banded in St
Francisville in September 2017 was recently found dead in Virginia. We
hate to get reports of our birds being deceased, but each recovery or
re-encounter provides important information. The point-to-point data does
not let us know where this bird spent the winter months. The distance from
St Francisville to Virginia is approximately 860 miles. We await more
precise details.

Secondly, in mid May a bander in British Columbia, Canada, caught an adult
male Rufous Hummingbird that we banded in Thibodaux in mid January. The
distance travelled is more than 2200 miles. As with the first
re-encounter/recovery, we await more precise information.

Needless to say, our banding 'krewe' is thrilled to receive this
information. An image of our Rufous Hummingbird world traveller can be
found on the LABIRD facebook page, for those who participate on facebook.

NLN
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
<nancy...>
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Date: 6/29/18 11:33 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] M godwit and reddish egret again
Southshore harbor New Orleans, in company of three willets, and again with nice selection of local breeding terns and waders, including four skimmers.

Peter
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Date: 6/29/18 10:43 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Managing your eBird location for the Masked Duck
Labird: Yesterday when we viewed the Masked Duck, it saw 16 people exclaiming in usual exclamation tone and volume in what previously was a very quiet and people-free place. It responded by immediately swimming back into the vegetation and laying low. I know that with all other waterfowl management, prevention of disturbance is #1. This is why I want to limit the trips we make to see it. Just so it doesn't fly off to a "cold spot" that no one finds.
Paul Dickson


-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of John Dillon
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 12:30 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Managing your eBird location for the Masked Duck

All,

With Paul Dickson’s permission, I made an eBird Hot Spot for the Masked Duck location. It’s called “Tar Slough - Private property - landowner permission required.”

Please submit all past and future MADU lists at this Hot Spot. The point here is to avoid a situation in which it appears as though each separate MADU list implies on the eBird map that there are 40 individual Masked Ducks.

If you already created a personal location, please merge it with the new Hot Spot. Here’s how:

Go to My eBird.
Go to Manage My Locations.
Type the name of what you called the location into the search box.
After the location is found in the search box, click on it.
This will take you to a page with several options. Select “Merge” and click the new Hot Spot (again, “Tar Slough - Private property - landowner permission required”) to select where to merge.

That should be it. It’s possible you may have to wait a few hours or even until tomorrow for the eBird system to fully accept the new Hot Spot. So, please don’t get worried if you can’t find it on there today. It does already show up on the list of Louisiana Hot Spots, but it’s still not showing up under “Explore Hot Spots.” As soon as one person does this successfully, he or she can let everyone else know via eBird. Let’s just not flood it with reports from everyone. If you need to contact me to ask a question, that’s fine; please just do so off-list.

Also, if you were there Thursday at 6pm and would like me to share my list with you, please send me (off-list) the email or username you use for eBird. I’ve already shared with those whom I know.

Finally, another big thanks to Paul for being so hospitable!

Thanks,
John Dillon
 

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Date: 6/29/18 10:29 am
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Managing your eBird location for the Masked Duck
All,

With Paul Dickson’s permission, I made an eBird Hot Spot for the Masked Duck location. It’s called “Tar Slough - Private property - landowner permission required.”

Please submit all past and future MADU lists at this Hot Spot. The point here is to avoid a situation in which it appears as though each separate MADU list implies on the eBird map that there are 40 individual Masked Ducks.

If you already created a personal location, please merge it with the new Hot Spot. Here’s how:

Go to My eBird.
Go to Manage My Locations.
Type the name of what you called the location into the search box.
After the location is found in the search box, click on it.
This will take you to a page with several options. Select “Merge” and click the new Hot Spot (again, “Tar Slough - Private property - landowner permission required”) to select where to merge.

That should be it. It’s possible you may have to wait a few hours or even until tomorrow for the eBird system to fully accept the new Hot Spot. So, please don’t get worried if you can’t find it on there today. It does already show up on the list of Louisiana Hot Spots, but it’s still not showing up under “Explore Hot Spots.” As soon as one person does this successfully, he or she can let everyone else know via eBird. Let’s just not flood it with reports from everyone. If you need to contact me to ask a question, that’s fine; please just do so off-list.

Also, if you were there Thursday at 6pm and would like me to share my list with you, please send me (off-list) the email or username you use for eBird. I’ve already shared with those whom I know.

Finally, another big thanks to Paul for being so hospitable!

Thanks,
John Dillon
 

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Date: 6/28/18 1:52 pm
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck viewing
Labird:
I will host at attempt to see the adult female Masked Duck at 6:30am Sunday. Early morning has provided consistent, open views. Other times its chancy and if seen, it is somewhat hidden by vegetation.
Location:
Tar Slough property of the Pinola Conservancy
Navigate to:
1454 Leonard Road
Shreveport, 71115
There is a pasture and a pecan orchard on the north side of Leonard Road, game fence and an overgrown fence row on the south side.
Next to the 1454 mail box is an asphalt road on the south side of Leonard Road.
Take the asphalt drive south. 100 yards in you will come to a gate that has the Tar Slough logo. If the gate is open, continue to a barn where we will meet.
Views have been at about 100 yards distant from a levee. No difficult terrain or water just a 250 yard walk from the barn along a dirt road. Easy to do. All are welcome. This may be re-posted.
Paul Dickson
 

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Date: 6/28/18 11:11 am
From: Michael LeRay <leray1...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eaglet Left Behind?
Great, thanks!

On Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 1:04 PM Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
wrote:

> I'm happy to report that the eaglet fledged either late on June 25th or
> early on June 26th.
>
> Jennifer Coulson
>
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 2:38 PM, Michael LeRay <leray1...> wrote:
>
>> My in-laws have an eagle nest behind their home and claim there is an
>> eaglet in it but the parents are gone. They say it stands on the edge of
>> the est and flaps its wings but it has never flown and it's been by itself
>> for about 2 weeks. Is it possible that it's still alive after two weeks
>> without food? Should it be rescued?
>>
>
>
 

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Date: 6/28/18 11:04 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eaglet Left Behind?
I'm happy to report that the eaglet fledged either late on June 25th or
early on June 26th.

Jennifer Coulson

On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 2:38 PM, Michael LeRay <leray1...> wrote:

> My in-laws have an eagle nest behind their home and claim there is an
> eaglet in it but the parents are gone. They say it stands on the edge of
> the est and flaps its wings but it has never flown and it's been by itself
> for about 2 weeks. Is it possible that it's still alive after two weeks
> without food? Should it be rescued?
>
 

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Date: 6/28/18 9:43 am
From: Joelle Finley <jjf1946...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Immature Reddish Egret New Orleans lakefront airport
Peter Yaukey's Lakefront Airport spot. Drive past airport and planes,
follow signs to Lakeshore Landing / WWII PT-305. Look on the mud flat to
the east. Alas, no Marbled Godwit.
Joelle Finley, Ken Harris
New Orleans
 

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Date: 6/27/18 10:07 pm
From: Charles Lyon <lyon5516...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck 6-27-18
LA-birders,
Well.who would think that Paul Dickson would find a MASKED DUCK less than four miles from my home on his Leonard Road
property in a patch of alligator weed. Such is the benefit of an invasive exotic species I guess, and thanks Paul for thinking outside the box.
Paul called me yesterday morning just after he found the bird, and because of my work schedule, I couldnt get out until until that evening. We saw
the bird briefly, but I couldnt get photos, so I came back this evening after another day of too much work. The bird finally presented itself after 8 pm
at about 100 yards distance so the photo quality is limited. I did manage to get multiple photos of multiple angles and some open wing shots, as well
as couple of direct comparison shots with a female Ruddy Duck. This should serve as some assistance in aiding those who are interested in seeing
the bird, thus giving a better idea as to what to look for. I thought the summer doldrums would be a safe time to increase my work schedule, but after
seeing the female Goldeneye last week, and the Masked Duck this week, I will now need to readjust my schedule. Fall migration is about to kick in
anyway. The link to the eBird report with embedded photos is below. Jabiru anyone??

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46846776

Charlie Lyon
(Now in Shreveport and afraid to leave town)
 

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Date: 6/27/18 11:55 am
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck
Paul,

The name on your gate says "Tar Slough". Is that okay for a location name?

Jay

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Dickson" <Paul...>
To: "Jay V Huner" <jvh0660...>, "labird listserve Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds(<LABIRD-L...>)" <labird-l...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:51:44 PM
Subject: RE: Masked Duck

The location is fine to mention and known by area birders. It is my former “deer farm” on Leonard Road just south of Shreveport.
The next group viewing is tomorrow at 6PM. There will be some traveling listers driving in tomorrow and also for either Saturday or Sunday morning.
I will post the weekend times here when I get enough requests.
Paul

From: Jay V Huner [mailto:<jvh0660...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:47 PM
To: labird listserve Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds(<LABIRD-L...>) <labird-l...>
Cc: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Masked Duck

I was able to see the Masked Duck reported yesterday by Paul Dickson who graciously directed me to the location this morning. The Masked Duck was in the company of a Ruddy Duck for good comparison. I could not make clear images with my camera because of the distances involved. My ebird report link is included below. I do not provide a precise location to ensure Mr. Dickson's privacy. Whenever the "powers that be" decide how to report the location, I'll change my location from Caddo Parish.

Jay Huner

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46832568<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46832568>
 

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Date: 6/27/18 11:53 am
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck
Very cool! Your photo is good enough! Would love to see it!

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018, 1:46 PM Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> wrote:

> I was able to see the Masked Duck reported yesterday by Paul Dickson who
> graciously directed me to the location this morning. The Masked Duck was in
> the company of a Ruddy Duck for good comparison. I could not make clear
> images with my camera because of the distances involved. My ebird report
> link is included below. I do not provide a precise location to ensure Mr.
> Dickson's privacy. Whenever the "powers that be" decide how to report the
> location, I'll change my location from Caddo Parish.
>
> Jay Huner
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46832568
>
 

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Date: 6/27/18 11:51 am
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck
The location is fine to mention and known by area birders. It is my former “deer farm” on Leonard Road just south of Shreveport.
The next group viewing is tomorrow at 6PM. There will be some traveling listers driving in tomorrow and also for either Saturday or Sunday morning.
I will post the weekend times here when I get enough requests.
Paul

From: Jay V Huner [mailto:<jvh0660...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:47 PM
To: labird listserve Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds(<LABIRD-L...>) <labird-l...>
Cc: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Masked Duck

I was able to see the Masked Duck reported yesterday by Paul Dickson who graciously directed me to the location this morning. The Masked Duck was in the company of a Ruddy Duck for good comparison. I could not make clear images with my camera because of the distances involved. My ebird report link is included below. I do not provide a precise location to ensure Mr. Dickson's privacy. Whenever the "powers that be" decide how to report the location, I'll change my location from Caddo Parish.

Jay Huner

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46832568<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46832568>
 

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Date: 6/27/18 11:46 am
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck
I was able to see the Masked Duck reported yesterday by Paul Dickson who graciously directed me to the location this morning. The Masked Duck was in the company of a Ruddy Duck for good comparison. I could not make clear images with my camera because of the distances involved. My ebird report link is included below. I do not provide a precise location to ensure Mr. Dickson's privacy. Whenever the "powers that be" decide how to report the location, I'll change my location from Caddo Parish.

Jay Huner

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46832568
 

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Date: 6/27/18 6:43 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
Great to hear the back story! Sounds like a good way to instill love of wetlands to your grandkids....

PY
________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:55:56 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish

Peter: Wow I never thought of it that way. I just see it as another reward from restoring habitat. This location was a back-swamp ephemeral wetland named Tar Slough in the 1800's until the Levee Board ditched and drained it in the 1930's. It was a flood prone poor cow pasture (because of its hydric soil) from then until I restored it to a managed wetland five years ago. It now holds wetland birds at all seasons, breeding Common Gallinule, Wood Duck, and Black-bellied Whistling Duck now, thousands of ducks in winter and in migration, and over its surface feeding grounds for swallow, phoebes and Mississippi Kites. It is in my son's backyard, lucky guy, so I may start a yard list for my grandchildren. It might be their first listed bird. Masked Duck would really be a good start to a list.
Paul

From: Peter H Yaukey [mailto:<PYaukey...>]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:27 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>; Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: Masked Duck in Caddo Parish


Outstanding!



And if I understand your post, this is land you own, making it qualify as a yard list bird.



The only Masked Duck on a yard list in US history?



Peter

________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...><mailto:<LABIRD-L...>> on behalf of Paul Dickson <Paul...><mailto:<Paul...>>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:02:22 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...><mailto:<LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish

Labird: I was delighted to discover a Masked Duck, apparently female, this morning in one of my managed wetlands in Caddo Parish. Photos are on the Pinola Conservancy Blog:
If accepted this will be only the 5th state record for this species which does occasionally show up outside of its range. The most recent LRBC listed record is 1992 and regionally, was at Hackberry Flats in Oklahoma last year.
Anyone who would like to try to see it this week or weekend may email me directly.
Photos can be viewed on the Pinola Conservancy web site blog: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinola.net%2Fmasked-duck-on-pinola-conservancy-managed-wetlands-caddo-parish-louisiana%2F%23prettyPhoto&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C01612d2a932c45a3935608d5db9fc08c%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=h62jWQjR3Bh64EUXs7I6HFybzJJjQiHnwZD%2FZ4vjQRQ%3D&reserved=0<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinola.net%2Fmasked-duck-on-pinola-conservancy-managed-wetlands-caddo-parish-louisiana%2F%23prettyPhoto&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C01612d2a932c45a3935608d5db9fc08c%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=h62jWQjR3Bh64EUXs7I6HFybzJJjQiHnwZD%2FZ4vjQRQ%3D&reserved=0>


Paul Dickson
Caddo Parish

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Date: 6/27/18 5:18 am
From: bill fontenot <natrldlite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
Paul —

What a story! What’s the restored acreage?

bbboy

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 26, 2018, at 9:55 PM, Paul Dickson <Paul...> wrote:
>
> Peter: Wow I never thought of it that way. I just see it as another reward from restoring habitat. This location was a back-swamp ephemeral wetland named Tar Slough in the 1800's until the Levee Board ditched and drained it in the 1930's. It was a flood prone poor cow pasture (because of its hydric soil) from then until I restored it to a managed wetland five years ago. It now holds wetland birds at all seasons, breeding Common Gallinule, Wood Duck, and Black-bellied Whistling Duck now, thousands of ducks in winter and in migration, and over its surface feeding grounds for swallow, phoebes and Mississippi Kites. It is in my son's backyard, lucky guy, so I may start a yard list for my grandchildren. It might be their first listed bird. Masked Duck would really be a good start to a list.
> Paul
>
> From: Peter H Yaukey [mailto:<PYaukey...>]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:27 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>; Paul Dickson <Paul...>
> Subject: Re: Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
>
>
> Outstanding!
>
>
>
> And if I understand your post, this is land you own, making it qualify as a yard list bird.
>
>
>
> The only Masked Duck on a yard list in US history?
>
>
>
> Peter
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...><mailto:<LABIRD-L...>> on behalf of Paul Dickson <Paul...><mailto:<Paul...>>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:02:22 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...><mailto:<LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
>
> Labird: I was delighted to discover a Masked Duck, apparently female, this morning in one of my managed wetlands in Caddo Parish. Photos are on the Pinola Conservancy Blog:
> If accepted this will be only the 5th state record for this species which does occasionally show up outside of its range. The most recent LRBC listed record is 1992 and regionally, was at Hackberry Flats in Oklahoma last year.
> Anyone who would like to try to see it this week or weekend may email me directly.
> Photos can be viewed on the Pinola Conservancy web site blog: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinola.net%2Fmasked-duck-on-pinola-conservancy-managed-wetlands-caddo-parish-louisiana%2F%23prettyPhoto&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C01612d2a932c45a3935608d5db9fc08c%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=h62jWQjR3Bh64EUXs7I6HFybzJJjQiHnwZD%2FZ4vjQRQ%3D&reserved=0<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinola.net%2Fmasked-duck-on-pinola-conservancy-managed-wetlands-caddo-parish-louisiana%2F%23prettyPhoto&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C01612d2a932c45a3935608d5db9fc08c%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=h62jWQjR3Bh64EUXs7I6HFybzJJjQiHnwZD%2FZ4vjQRQ%3D&reserved=0>
>
>
> Paul Dickson
> Caddo Parish
>
> NOTICE: This message, including all attachments transmitted with it, is intended solely for the use of the Addressee(s) and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL, and/or EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you received this communication in error, please destroy all copies of the message, whether in electronic or hard copy format, as well as attachments and immediately contact the sender by replying to this email or contact the sender at the telephone numbers listed above. Thank you!
 

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Date: 6/26/18 7:56 pm
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
Peter: Wow I never thought of it that way. I just see it as another reward from restoring habitat. This location was a back-swamp ephemeral wetland named Tar Slough in the 1800's until the Levee Board ditched and drained it in the 1930's. It was a flood prone poor cow pasture (because of its hydric soil) from then until I restored it to a managed wetland five years ago. It now holds wetland birds at all seasons, breeding Common Gallinule, Wood Duck, and Black-bellied Whistling Duck now, thousands of ducks in winter and in migration, and over its surface feeding grounds for swallow, phoebes and Mississippi Kites. It is in my son's backyard, lucky guy, so I may start a yard list for my grandchildren. It might be their first listed bird. Masked Duck would really be a good start to a list.
Paul

From: Peter H Yaukey [mailto:<PYaukey...>]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:27 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>; Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: Re: Masked Duck in Caddo Parish


Outstanding!



And if I understand your post, this is land you own, making it qualify as a yard list bird.



The only Masked Duck on a yard list in US history?



Peter

________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...><mailto:<LABIRD-L...>> on behalf of Paul Dickson <Paul...><mailto:<Paul...>>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:02:22 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...><mailto:<LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish

Labird: I was delighted to discover a Masked Duck, apparently female, this morning in one of my managed wetlands in Caddo Parish. Photos are on the Pinola Conservancy Blog:
If accepted this will be only the 5th state record for this species which does occasionally show up outside of its range. The most recent LRBC listed record is 1992 and regionally, was at Hackberry Flats in Oklahoma last year.
Anyone who would like to try to see it this week or weekend may email me directly.
Photos can be viewed on the Pinola Conservancy web site blog: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinola.net%2Fmasked-duck-on-pinola-conservancy-managed-wetlands-caddo-parish-louisiana%2F%23prettyPhoto&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C01612d2a932c45a3935608d5db9fc08c%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=h62jWQjR3Bh64EUXs7I6HFybzJJjQiHnwZD%2FZ4vjQRQ%3D&reserved=0<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinola.net%2Fmasked-duck-on-pinola-conservancy-managed-wetlands-caddo-parish-louisiana%2F%23prettyPhoto&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C01612d2a932c45a3935608d5db9fc08c%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=h62jWQjR3Bh64EUXs7I6HFybzJJjQiHnwZD%2FZ4vjQRQ%3D&reserved=0>


Paul Dickson
Caddo Parish

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Date: 6/26/18 5:05 pm
From: Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Molting immature little blue heron at madere
Ran into some cross country travelers. At ridge trail and brought them over to joe madere. Had black neck stilts. But nice surprise was a gorgeous molting immature little blue heron. Pretty bird.

Terri D. Skelton
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/26/18 5:02 pm
From: Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Least bittern at bayou sauvage boat launch off highway 11
While focusing on Apple snail eggs on a reed I was delighted to have a least bittern walk into view. I observed him for a while and did see him fly into the lily pads and back into reeds once or twice. Too small to be a green heron. Eastern kingbirds also present. Purple gallinules there as well. Had stopped really to look for gators but the area by the launch is covered with lily pads now. Or whatever you call those big marsh leaves. Sorry not knowledgeable about plants. Wow what a great birding day

Terri D. Skelton
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/26/18 3:27 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
Outstanding!


And if I understand your post, this is land you own, making it qualify as a yard list bird.


The only Masked Duck on a yard list in US history?


Peter

________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:02:22 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish

Labird: I was delighted to discover a Masked Duck, apparently female, this morning in one of my managed wetlands in Caddo Parish. Photos are on the Pinola Conservancy Blog:
If accepted this will be only the 5th state record for this species which does occasionally show up outside of its range. The most recent LRBC listed record is 1992 and regionally, was at Hackberry Flats in Oklahoma last year.
Anyone who would like to try to see it this week or weekend may email me directly.
Photos can be viewed on the Pinola Conservancy web site blog: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinola.net%2Fmasked-duck-on-pinola-conservancy-managed-wetlands-caddo-parish-louisiana%2F%23prettyPhoto&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C01612d2a932c45a3935608d5db9fc08c%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=h62jWQjR3Bh64EUXs7I6HFybzJJjQiHnwZD%2FZ4vjQRQ%3D&reserved=0


Paul Dickson
Caddo Parish

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Date: 6/26/18 3:25 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway
Interesting- that was the pattern when I kayaked out to the roost three years ago. A cluster of birds at Sunset Pt and vicinity in the gathering dusk, but not enough to hint that 100,000+ would shortly be assembling beneath the bridge.

That roost was also overwhelmingly female-immature types, although there were a small fraction of adult males mixed in (<1% if I recall correctly).

PY


________________________________
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:14:02 PM
To: Peter H Yaukey
Cc: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway

I checked out the north end of the Causeway from Sunset Point in Mandeville last night looking for hordes of Martins There were a couple thousand birds at most, and most were a considerable distance from the pier. There were no clumps or groups of birds out there, but they did seem to bunch up on the shore, sitting on light poles and such, before heading out. There were definitely adult males among them.

--Jane Patterson
Ponchatoula

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 9:23 PM Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...><mailto:<PYaukey...>> wrote:
This evening I visited the martin roost at the Metairie end of the Causeway over Lake Pontchartrain. There were a couple thousand birds (past experience shows morning counts are usually much higher than evening). I have posted a grainy video on my blog, birdingneworleans.blogspot.com<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbirdingneworleans.blogspot.com&data=01%7C01%<7CPYaukey...>%7Cf3b6410f4ff947e3908408d5dba9c547%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=FW7YJ3Evo4HQTrH2ADYRz8JxX6nI1DfjbkDB81HOeLY%3D&reserved=0>, along with a satellite image showing that the Mandeville roost is active again as well. There was not a single adult male among the c. 200 I inspected closely.

Good birding!

Peter Yaukey

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Date: 6/26/18 2:49 pm
From: Matt Conn <mconn...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
I can attest that the vegetation to a small degree, and the fisheries are definitely getting fresher within the entire Orleans Land Bridge (marsh between Chef Menteur Pass and the Rigolets) , Largemouth Bass and Red Eared Sunfish are now very abundant there. Cattails are popping up in some patches within the solid Spartina marsh areas. And our monitoring of salinity levels has shown a decrease in salinity over the last two years. We have been creating marsh there and monitoring for a number of years....in our off time at the camp that we rent, we fish. So strange to catch numerous Bass, Perch, Trout, redfish, flounder, all in the same boat slip on the same day...but we have done it with regularity! I have not noticed a difference in the avian fauna, mostly the same species for the last 10 years but will be watching very closely now. We monitor quarterly so will be on the lookout. David, maybe you would care to tag along on one of our next monitoring events out there?

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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of David Muth
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:23 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette

Since the closure of the Miss. River Gulf Outlet in 2009 the entire Pontchartrain Basin has begun freshening but especially in the Central Wetlands area that Paris Rd bisects. So it is all returning to the kind of freshwater wetland -Purple Gallinule habitat- that was there before the dredging of the outlet in the 1960s.

David Muth
New Orleans

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> On Jun 26, 2018, at 4:16 PM, Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> wrote:
>
> To my knowledge this is the first Purple Gallinule on Paris Rd, at least since Katrina- nice! (I haven't checked ebird, but I bird the roadside ditch on Paris Rd frequently).
>
>
> Look into Gull-billed and Forster's for the tern- they are the most likely medium-sized terns in the New Orleans area in summer. The black bill points toward Gull-billed.
>
>
> PY
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:23:06 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
>
> Working in Chalmette today and stopped to bird along Paris road in right hand side heading to river
>
> Purple gallinules. Glossy ibises Common gallinules with chicks and juveniles. Male and female redwing blackbirds. Female grackles. Coot Great egrets. Little blue heron. Yellow crown night heron. Green heron. Anhinga. Tern. Need to look up tern. Small. Black bill and mask and forked tail. Suspect sandwich tern bc thought saw yellow on bill but too fast for me. So excited about the purple gallinules. Spotted one while observing glossy ibis then one chased the other and was able to confirm Id. This is one of my favorite birding spots and try to take assignments in Chalmette whenever I can
>
> Terri D. Skelton
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 6/26/18 2:23 pm
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
Since the closure of the Miss. River Gulf Outlet in 2009 the entire Pontchartrain Basin has begun freshening but especially in the Central Wetlands area that Paris Rd bisects. So it is all returning to the kind of freshwater wetland Purple Gallinule habitat that was there before the dredging of the outlet in the 1960s.

David Muth
New Orleans

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 26, 2018, at 4:16 PM, Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> wrote:
>
> To my knowledge this is the first Purple Gallinule on Paris Rd, at least since Katrina- nice! (I haven't checked ebird, but I bird the roadside ditch on Paris Rd frequently).
>
>
> Look into Gull-billed and Forster's for the tern- they are the most likely medium-sized terns in the New Orleans area in summer. The black bill points toward Gull-billed.
>
>
> PY
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:23:06 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
>
> Working in Chalmette today and stopped to bird along Paris road in right hand side heading to river
>
> Purple gallinules. Glossy ibises Common gallinules with chicks and juveniles. Male and female redwing blackbirds. Female grackles. Coot Great egrets. Little blue heron. Yellow crown night heron. Green heron. Anhinga. Tern. Need to look up tern. Small. Black bill and mask and forked tail. Suspect sandwich tern bc thought saw yellow on bill but too fast for me. So excited about the purple gallinules. Spotted one while observing glossy ibis then one chased the other and was able to confirm Id. This is one of my favorite birding spots and try to take assignments in Chalmette whenever I can
>
> Terri D. Skelton
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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Date: 6/26/18 2:16 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
To my knowledge this is the first Purple Gallinule on Paris Rd, at least since Katrina- nice! (I haven't checked ebird, but I bird the roadside ditch on Paris Rd frequently).


Look into Gull-billed and Forster's for the tern- they are the most likely medium-sized terns in the New Orleans area in summer. The black bill points toward Gull-billed.


PY

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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:23:06 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette

Working in Chalmette today and stopped to bird along Paris road in right hand side heading to river

Purple gallinules. Glossy ibises Common gallinules with chicks and juveniles. Male and female redwing blackbirds. Female grackles. Coot Great egrets. Little blue heron. Yellow crown night heron. Green heron. Anhinga. Tern. Need to look up tern. Small. Black bill and mask and forked tail. Suspect sandwich tern bc thought saw yellow on bill but too fast for me. So excited about the purple gallinules. Spotted one while observing glossy ibis then one chased the other and was able to confirm Id. This is one of my favorite birding spots and try to take assignments in Chalmette whenever I can

Terri D. Skelton
Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 6/26/18 2:14 pm
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway
I checked out the north end of the Causeway from Sunset Point in Mandeville
last night looking for hordes of Martins There were a couple thousand
birds at most, and most were a considerable distance from the pier. There
were no clumps or groups of birds out there, but they did seem to bunch up
on the shore, sitting on light poles and such, before heading out. There
were definitely adult males among them.

--Jane Patterson
Ponchatoula

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 9:23 PM Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...> wrote:

> This evening I visited the martin roost at the Metairie end of the
> Causeway over Lake Pontchartrain. There were a couple thousand birds (past
> experience shows morning counts are usually much higher than evening). I
> have posted a grainy video on my blog, birdingneworleans.blogspot.com,
> along with a satellite image showing that the Mandeville roost is active
> again as well. There was not a single adult male among the c. 200 I
> inspected closely.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Peter Yaukey
>
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Date: 6/26/18 2:09 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Sora on Paris avenue Chalmette
This is a great date. The species does not nest here.


PY

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Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:00:36 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Sora on Paris avenue Chalmette

Still birding Paris avenue Chalmette but this is after you cross where the sign says bayou Bienvenu. Sora in swamp on right hand side across street from crew boats inc. lone bird. Eating in mud flats and swimming in between. Watched for 30 minutes. Definitely a sora. Wow!

Terri D. Skelton
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Date: 6/26/18 2:00 pm
From: Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Sora on Paris avenue Chalmette
Still birding Paris avenue Chalmette but this is after you cross where the sign says bayou Bienvenu. Sora in swamp on right hand side across street from crew boats inc. lone bird. Eating in mud flats and swimming in between. Watched for 30 minutes. Definitely a sora. Wow!

Terri D. Skelton
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Date: 6/26/18 1:23 pm
From: Terri Skelton <00000140e212e0d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Paris road chalmette
Working in Chalmette today and stopped to bird along Paris road in right hand side heading to river

Purple gallinules. Glossy ibises Common gallinules with chicks and juveniles. Male and female redwing blackbirds. Female grackles. Coot Great egrets. Little blue heron. Yellow crown night heron. Green heron. Anhinga. Tern. Need to look up tern. Small. Black bill and mask and forked tail. Suspect sandwich tern bc thought saw yellow on bill but too fast for me. So excited about the purple gallinules. Spotted one while observing glossy ibis then one chased the other and was able to confirm Id. This is one of my favorite birding spots and try to take assignments in Chalmette whenever I can

Terri D. Skelton
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/26/18 1:02 pm
From: Paul Dickson <Paul...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Masked Duck in Caddo Parish
Labird: I was delighted to discover a Masked Duck, apparently female, this morning in one of my managed wetlands in Caddo Parish. Photos are on the Pinola Conservancy Blog:
If accepted this will be only the 5th state record for this species which does occasionally show up outside of its range. The most recent LRBC listed record is 1992 and regionally, was at Hackberry Flats in Oklahoma last year.
Anyone who would like to try to see it this week or weekend may email me directly.
Photos can be viewed on the Pinola Conservancy web site blog: http://www.pinola.net/masked-duck-on-pinola-conservancy-managed-wetlands-caddo-parish-louisiana/#prettyPhoto


Paul Dickson
Caddo Parish
 

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Date: 6/26/18 12:55 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor
I was able to drive in via the Marina access road, outside the levee.


PY

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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of David Muth <MuthD...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:53:00 PM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor

LaBird:

Thanks Peter--interesting location and date for the godwit.

You can see the mudflats from a floodwall cross-over on Haynes across from Deanie's. Sometimes the road to the old casino boat landing from Lakefront Airport (in other words, outside the levee-floodwall) is open as well. Unsure of current status.

Please use the Southshore Harbor Hotspot for the whole harbor including the mudflats--for details of occurrence see:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fhotspot%2FL6816318&data=01%7C01%<7CPYAUKEY...>%7C82edb66268284f86bc3408d5db8dae32%7C31d4dbf540044469bfeedf294a9de150%7C0&sdata=jz3sfaK3EeBLfiiejtd8XJJ0NYJMbimVTs4EhJWFZe0%3D&reserved=0

Everything depends on tide levels in the lake, but many of the loafing birds, including shorebirds (Black-bellied and Semipalmated, Dunlin, Least Sandpipers regular in winter, with occasional Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Willet and bigger surprises)-- retreat to the rock jetty when the tide is higher. Nowadays it is the best and often the only place to find "beach" shorebirds in New Orleans.

David Muth
New Orleans

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Peter H Yaukey
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:53 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor

The mudflats at Southshore Harbor (which is just east of Lakefront Airport) were loaded with birds today around 10:00 AM, including a Marbled Godwit (rare in New Orleans) and a Black-bellied Plover.


There were around 100 terns of five species (the expected ones) on the flat, plus 3-4 Osprey in the immediate vicinity and good selection of herons and egrets in the adjacent shallows.


Nearby, the Pontchartrain Park rookery is still jumping, with the same nine species as usual present.


I think there must be a rooftop nesting colony (probably Least, Gull-billed, and Skimmer) on the Industrial Canal somewhere, but haven't had a chance to track it down.


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 6/26/18 10:53 am
From: David Muth <MuthD...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor
LaBird:

Thanks Peter--interesting location and date for the godwit.

You can see the mudflats from a floodwall cross-over on Haynes across from Deanie's. Sometimes the road to the old casino boat landing from Lakefront Airport (in other words, outside the levee-floodwall) is open as well. Unsure of current status.

Please use the Southshore Harbor Hotspot for the whole harbor including the mudflats--for details of occurrence see:

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L6816318

Everything depends on tide levels in the lake, but many of the loafing birds, including shorebirds (Black-bellied and Semipalmated, Dunlin, Least Sandpipers regular in winter, with occasional Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Willet and bigger surprises)-- retreat to the rock jetty when the tide is higher. Nowadays it is the best and often the only place to find "beach" shorebirds in New Orleans.

David Muth
New Orleans

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Peter H Yaukey
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:53 AM
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor

The mudflats at Southshore Harbor (which is just east of Lakefront Airport) were loaded with birds today around 10:00 AM, including a Marbled Godwit (rare in New Orleans) and a Black-bellied Plover.


There were around 100 terns of five species (the expected ones) on the flat, plus 3-4 Osprey in the immediate vicinity and good selection of herons and egrets in the adjacent shallows.


Nearby, the Pontchartrain Park rookery is still jumping, with the same nine species as usual present.


I think there must be a rooftop nesting colony (probably Least, Gull-billed, and Skimmer) on the Industrial Canal somewhere, but haven't had a chance to track it down.


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 6/26/18 9:53 am
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Marbled Godwit New Orleans Southshore Harbor
The mudflats at Southshore Harbor (which is just east of Lakefront Airport) were loaded with birds today around 10:00 AM, including a Marbled Godwit (rare in New Orleans) and a Black-bellied Plover.


There were around 100 terns of five species (the expected ones) on the flat, plus 3-4 Osprey in the immediate vicinity and good selection of herons and egrets in the adjacent shallows.


Nearby, the Pontchartrain Park rookery is still jumping, with the same nine species as usual present.


I think there must be a rooftop nesting colony (probably Least, Gull-billed, and Skimmer) on the Industrial Canal somewhere, but haven't had a chance to track it down.


Peter Yaukey

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Date: 6/23/18 3:06 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Mottled Ducks
Friends,

Mottled Duck numbers are declining. In an effort to address this issue, the LSU wildlife folks have placed radio telemetry devices on a goodly number of these ducks. Please watch the Mottled Ducks you encounter and take note if you see any telemetry devices on the birds and/or leg rings. I simply don't recall the name of the new wildlife professor who is conducting the study but, I suspect that a "drive by birder" will know and provide that information. I make mention of this because Judson Lassiter posted a nice image of a pair of Mottled Ducks from a rice field near Lake Charles on Facebook.

Jay Huner
 

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Date: 6/23/18 11:19 am
From: Richard Gibbons <000001863ae9c9d8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L]
http://please.michaelksiazek.net

Richard Gibbons
 

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Date: 6/22/18 7:56 pm
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway
Friends,

I've been traveling a bit this past week - St. Helena, Ascension, Livingston, East Feliciana, Allen, and Rapides parishes - and have seen a good bit of juvenile martin activity when I was birding.

Jay Huner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter H Yaukey" <PYaukey...>
To: <LABIRD-L...>
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 9:23:41 PM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway

This evening I visited the martin roost at the Metairie end of the Causeway over Lake Pontchartrain. There were a couple thousand birds (past experience shows morning counts are usually much higher than evening). I have posted a grainy video on my blog, birdingneworleans.blogspot.com, along with a satellite image showing that the Mandeville roost is active again as well. There was not a single adult male among the c. 200 I inspected closely.

Good birding!

Peter Yaukey

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Date: 6/22/18 7:23 pm
From: Peter H Yaukey <PYaukey...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Purple Martin roosts on Causeway
This evening I visited the martin roost at the Metairie end of the Causeway over Lake Pontchartrain. There were a couple thousand birds (past experience shows morning counts are usually much higher than evening). I have posted a grainy video on my blog, birdingneworleans.blogspot.com, along with a satellite image showing that the Mandeville roost is active again as well. There was not a single adult male among the c. 200 I inspected closely.

Good birding!

Peter Yaukey

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Date: 6/22/18 1:51 pm
From: James V Remsen <najames...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Practice your LA bird ID's on eBird
LABIRD: a fun way to practice your ID skills is to go to:

https://ebird.org/quiz/

This is accessed from the upper right of the Explore Date page.

Be sure to rate the photos, too — that helps bring the best ones to the “top” when you search for photos in the Macaulay Library. BUT be sure to read carefully the guidelines on ratings FIRST.

Practice with photos of all quality levels improves your field ID skills

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

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: 6/22/18 11:35 am
From: Judith ONeale <losbirdlady...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] EIS Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Project - Cameron Parish
If you would like a copy of the entire document with comment filing procedures, please email me off-list. There are four methods to provide comments.

The primary goal of this comment session is to have you identify the specific environmental issues and concerns with the draft EIS.  Individual verbal comments will be taken on a one-on-one basis with a court reporter. This format is designed to receive the maximum amount of verbal comments, in a convenient way during the timeframe allotted.


Date and Time Location
August 1, 2018
(4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST) Cameron Parish School Board
Educational Conference Center
510 Marshall Street
Cameron, Louisiana 70631
(337) 775-5784


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC Docket Nos. CP15-550-000,
TransCameron Pipeline, LLC CP15-551-000, and CP15-551-001

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE PROPOSED
CALCASIEU PASS PROJECT
(June 22, 2018)
The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Calcasieu Pass Project, proposed by Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC (Venture Global Calcasieu Pass) and TransCameron Pipeline, LLC (TransCameron Pipeline) in the above-referenced dockets. Venture Global Calcasieu Pass requests authorization to site, construct, and operate a natural gas liquefaction and storage facility, and marine export terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. TransCameron Pipeline requests authorization to construct, install, and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities also in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The new liquefaction facilities would have a design production capacity of 12 million metric ton of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per annum.
The draft EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Calcasieu Pass Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project would have some adverse environmental impacts; however, all of these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels with the implementation of Venture Global Calcasieu Pass’ and TransCameron Pipeline’s proposed mitigation measures and the additional measures recommended in the draft EIS.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Transportation participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the draft EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the National Environmental Policy Act analysis. Although the cooperating agencies provided input on the conclusions and recommendations presented in the draft EIS, the agencies will present their own conclusions and recommendations in their respective Records of Decision for the project.
The draft EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the following project facilities:
• nine integrated pre-cooled single mixed refrigerant (SMR) blocks;
• two full-containment aboveground LNG storage tanks, each with a usable capacity of approximately 200,000 cubic meters;

• a 1,500-foot by 3,000-foot turning basin adjacent to the Calcasieu River Ship Channel;

• two LNG berthing docks, each designed to handle carriers of 120,000 to 210,000 cubic meter cargo capacity;

• a 720 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine electric generation facility;

• approximately 23.4 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline to bring feed gas from interconnections with ANR Pipeline Company, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, and Bridgeline Holdings, LP to the terminal site;

• one meter station;

• three mainline valves; and

• one pig launcher at the meter station and one pig receiver at the gas gate station on the terminal site.


Judith O'Neale
Lafayette LA
 

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Date: 6/22/18 11:18 am
From: Steven Liffmann - <sliffmann...> <sliffmann...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi kites
I'm seeing the same in Algiers Point along the river. Plenty of dragonflies around as of recent, also, quite a show yesterday afternoon while a lot was being bushhoged. Lots of low level maneuvering. 


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------ Original message------From: Cathy DiSalvoDate: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 1:04 PMTo: <LABIRD-L...>;Cc: Subject:[LABIRD-L] Mississippi kites
Just saw 19 Mississippi Kites soaring loosely together in a casual circle,
(not really a kettle look,) slowly moving north. Here in a suburb of New
Orleans along the Mississippi River, with quite a few mature live oaks,
they are quite common in spring and summer. Several years ago Lizette
Wroten and myself drove around Harahan and River Ridge one early summer
morning and counted over 68 individual kites , both adult and immature,
over a 2 hour time span. They still remain a fairly common sighting in
this area daily. Sure makes the doldrums of summer birding pleasant!

What were these birds doing? Just "hanging out"? Seems early for
migration.....

Looking forward to fall
Cathy

 

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Date: 6/22/18 11:04 am
From: Cathy DiSalvo <cedisalvo1...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Mississippi kites
Just saw 19 Mississippi Kites soaring loosely together in a casual circle,
(not really a kettle look,) slowly moving north. Here in a suburb of New
Orleans along the Mississippi River, with quite a few mature live oaks,
they are quite common in spring and summer. Several years ago Lizette
Wroten and myself drove around Harahan and River Ridge one early summer
morning and counted over 68 individual kites , both adult and immature,
over a 2 hour time span. They still remain a fairly common sighting in
this area daily. Sure makes the doldrums of summer birding pleasant!

What were these birds doing? Just "hanging out"? Seems early for
migration.....

Looking forward to fall
Cathy
 

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Date: 6/21/18 3:27 am
From: Charles Hughes <00000181d37ad55a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [LABIRD-L]
http://bargain.bearbunny.com
Charles Hughes
 

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Date: 6/18/18 6:04 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eaglet Left Behind?
Also, an eaglet standing on the edge of the nest and flapping its wings is
normal behavior for a near-fledging-age eaglet. This is how it builds
flight muscle and coordination before actually taking flight. But, that
doesn't mean that something hasn't gone wrong.

Jennifer

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 7:59 AM, Jennifer Coulson <
<jenniferocoulson...> wrote:

> Michael and LABIRD:
>
> It is possible that something happened to one or both parents. It is very
> unlikely that both parents are fine and have abandoned their young. But my
> educated guess is that the eaglet is fine. When an eaglet is at fledging
> age, the parents quickly drop off food and may only visit the nest to bring
> in food once a day, so it would be difficult to detect whether the parents
> are still feeding the eaglet. I will need more information before
> determining whether a rescue is in order, so please have your in-laws call
> me: (504) 717-3544 (cell).
>
> Jennifer Coulson
> President
> Orleans Audubon Society
> www.jjaudubon.net
>
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 2:38 PM, Michael LeRay <leray1...> wrote:
>
>> My in-laws have an eagle nest behind their home and claim there is an
>> eaglet in it but the parents are gone. They say it stands on the edge of
>> the est and flaps its wings but it has never flown and it's been by itself
>> for about 2 weeks. Is it possible that it's still alive after two weeks
>> without food? Should it be rescued?
>>
>
>
 

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Date: 6/18/18 5:59 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eaglet Left Behind?
Michael and LABIRD:

It is possible that something happened to one or both parents. It is very
unlikely that both parents are fine and have abandoned their young. But my
educated guess is that the eaglet is fine. When an eaglet is at fledging
age, the parents quickly drop off food and may only visit the nest to bring
in food once a day, so it would be difficult to detect whether the parents
are still feeding the eaglet. I will need more information before
determining whether a rescue is in order, so please have your in-laws call
me: (504) 717-3544 (cell).

Jennifer Coulson
President
Orleans Audubon Society
www.jjaudubon.net

On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 2:38 PM, Michael LeRay <leray1...> wrote:

> My in-laws have an eagle nest behind their home and claim there is an
> eaglet in it but the parents are gone. They say it stands on the edge of
> the est and flaps its wings but it has never flown and it's been by itself
> for about 2 weeks. Is it possible that it's still alive after two weeks
> without food? Should it be rescued?
>
 

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