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3/26/17 4:03 pm Melinda Droege <oklagranny26...> Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
3/26/17 3:46 pm Patricia Seibert <plseibert...> Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
3/26/17 3:39 pm Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
3/26/17 2:22 pm Patricia Seibert <plseibert...> Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
3/26/17 12:23 pm O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...> Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Carl Blackwell, Mar 25, 2017
3/26/17 12:09 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Bixby Sod Farms, Mar 25, 2017
3/26/17 12:08 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
3/26/17 8:26 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Fw: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Mar 26, 2017
3/25/17 8:56 pm Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...> Prairie Chicken Leks
3/25/17 8:21 pm Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...> Publicly Accessible Leks
3/25/17 7:16 pm Terry Mitchell <terry...> Recent Photos
3/25/17 6:27 am larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...> Hummingbird
3/24/17 11:50 am Loraine Richmond <natrea...> I put our hummingbird feeder up at the nature center at Lake Eufaula State Park yesterday. This morning, we had a broad-billed hummingbird feeding from it. I did get photos, just not great photos.
3/24/17 10:03 am David Goodridge <flyballokc...> Re: Migration maps
3/24/17 9:27 am Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> Re: Migration maps
3/24/17 8:26 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Fw: Migration maps
3/24/17 6:01 am <okcbirder...> <OKCbirder...> Surf Scoters M/F at Waurika Lake, OK
3/23/17 6:45 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Surf Scoters at Lake Waurika
3/23/17 1:41 pm Ann Gordon <chesterann...> Arkansas Audubon Halberg Ecology Camp
3/23/17 4:51 am Louis Truex <ml2x1954...> Hackberry Flat Survey repost....
3/22/17 9:28 pm Jo <jo.loyd...> Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
3/22/17 7:04 pm Louis Truex <ml2x1954...> Hackberry Flat Survey
3/22/17 1:03 pm Jennie Brooks <2014birder...> Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
3/22/17 11:37 am Patricia Seibert <plseibert...> Re: Sutton center
3/22/17 8:40 am Dan Reinking <dan...> Re: Sutton center
3/21/17 8:56 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Sutton center
3/20/17 7:34 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Grassy Slough WMA
3/20/17 6:07 pm Mark Cromwell <mark.cromwell01...> Re: Phoebe
3/20/17 4:34 pm hope4herefords <hope4herefords...> Scissor-tailed flycatcher today
3/20/17 2:24 pm Bob LaVal <blaval...> Phoebe
3/20/17 5:57 am Dan Reinking <dan...> Re: Black and White
3/19/17 7:31 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Black & White, Etc.
3/19/17 6:31 pm Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> Re: New photos added to website
3/19/17 4:41 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> LE Owls at Lake Waurika
3/19/17 4:34 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Re: Black and White
3/19/17 4:02 pm Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Re: Black and White
3/19/17 1:05 pm Paul Ribitzki <lribitzki...> mississippi kite
3/19/17 11:52 am Bob LaVal <blaval...> Black and White
3/19/17 11:24 am Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Hackberry Flat
3/19/17 10:15 am Cindy McIntyre <cindy...> Re: A Window Into Bird Fatalities
3/19/17 8:53 am Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> Fw: Posts on OKbirds
3/19/17 8:13 am Mike Yough <myough...> (Cinnamon) Teal Ridge Wetland (Payne Co.)
3/19/17 7:36 am Jim Jorgensen <hpah...> Re: A Window Into Bird Fatalities
3/19/17 6:36 am William Diffin <okiebirder...> A Window Into Bird Fatalities
3/18/17 6:07 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Walker Creek Bridge, Mar 18, 2017
3/18/17 5:46 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Moneka Park, Mar 18, 2017
3/18/17 5:44 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Dam, Mar 18, 2017
3/18/17 5:17 pm Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...> Re: LE Owls at Lake Waurika and birding etiquette
3/18/17 4:45 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> LE Owls at Lake Waurika and birding etiquette
3/18/17 4:42 pm Bob Funston <bobf...> Long-eared Owl at last
3/18/17 3:52 pm Peggie Mitchell <jpmitchellp...> long eared owls
3/17/17 11:28 am Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...> Re: Long-eared Owls - Lake Waurika
3/17/17 11:21 am Bill Adams <ba1980...> Fw: [OKBIRDS] Long-eared Owls at Waurika Lake
3/17/17 10:16 am Peggie Mitchell <jpmitchellp...>
3/17/17 10:04 am John Ault <jwault742...> Long-eared Owls - Lake Waurika
3/17/17 5:42 am Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> Re: Robin in Fish Pond
3/16/17 7:52 pm Bill Adams <ba1980...> Long-eared Owls at Waurika Lake
3/16/17 7:09 pm Bob LaVal <blaval...> Re: Robin in Fish Pond
3/16/17 4:48 pm Steve Sorensen <webforbs...> Re: Robin in Fish Pond
3/16/17 3:32 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Pathfinder Parkway on 3-16-2017
3/16/17 3:01 pm John Wilson <jandpwilson...> Robin in Fish Pond
3/16/17 11:53 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note
3/16/17 11:45 am Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note
3/16/17 10:32 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note
3/16/17 8:34 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Re: Am. Golden Plovers
3/15/17 5:59 am O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...> Re: Am. Golden Plovers
3/14/17 8:49 pm jana singletary <jssingletary...> Re: Am. Golden Plovers
3/14/17 7:40 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Salt Plains on 3-14-2017
3/14/17 7:29 pm jana singletary <jssingletary...> Am. Golden Plovers
3/14/17 7:29 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - March 14
3/14/17 2:45 pm Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> New photos added to website
3/13/17 7:05 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Re: Martins At Last
3/12/17 7:45 pm Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn...> Re: Martins At Last
3/12/17 7:16 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Martins At Last
3/12/17 12:33 pm Jo <jo.loyd...> Tulsa Birders
3/12/17 9:53 am Steve Schafer <steve...> Re: Date guide
3/12/17 9:06 am Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> Re: Brown Thrasher
3/12/17 8:59 am David Arbour <arbour...> Re: Date guide
3/12/17 8:08 am Zach DuFran <zdufran...> Brown Thrasher
3/11/17 8:20 pm David Arbour <arbour...> White-tailed Kite at Davidson Cemetery
3/10/17 12:32 pm Dora Webb <owl112...> Re: Date guide
3/10/17 11:37 am Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> Re: Date guide
3/10/17 11:05 am John Kennington <johnkennington...> Re: Date guide
3/10/17 10:11 am Dan Reinking <dan...> Re: Date guide
3/10/17 10:06 am Dora Webb <owl112...> Date guide
3/9/17 1:23 pm Don Sampson <sampsonsrd...> Re: incredible pictures
3/9/17 11:06 am Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...> incredible pictures
3/8/17 5:59 pm Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn...> Keystone Dam Birds
3/7/17 6:58 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Copan Wildlife Area on 3-7-2017.
3/7/17 5:42 pm Ingold, James <James.Ingold...> Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
3/7/17 5:30 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
3/7/17 7:40 am Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> Woodcocks
3/7/17 7:28 am Dorothy <deb0126...> Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
3/7/17 6:36 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
3/7/17 6:14 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
3/7/17 6:14 am Terry Mitchell <terry...> Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
3/7/17 3:28 am David Arbour <arbour...> Where are the Purple Martins?
3/5/17 7:14 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> More New Arrivals
3/5/17 7:37 am Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> woodcocks and fish crows
3/3/17 10:18 am Nettie Martin <nmmartin...> Magpies
3/3/17 6:32 am Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw...> No Sighting, Great Horned Owl Lecture, Joplin, MO, Thursday, March 9
3/2/17 8:02 pm O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...> Re: Picker Vickery, 1949-2017 (Off topic, not from from Okla)
3/2/17 6:05 pm John Kennington <johnkennington...> Picker Vickery, 1949-2017 (Off topic, not from from Okla)
3/2/17 12:49 pm ok_forbs <ok_forbs...> Early Bat
3/2/17 8:51 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> New Arrivals
3/1/17 4:59 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> OKC Audubon woodcock trip/Saturday March 4th
3/1/17 1:09 pm John Kennington <johnkennington...> Resend: Tulsa Audubon - Chip Taylor, Recorder's Annual Report
3/1/17 12:51 pm John Kennington <johnkennington...> Tulsa Audubon - Monarch Watch's Dr. Chip Taylor, Helmerich Park
3/1/17 10:14 am Doug Wood <DWood...> FW: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Mar 1, 2017
3/1/17 10:13 am Doug Wood <DWood...> FW: eBird Report - Millburn Sewage Lagoons, Mar 1, 2017
3/1/17 9:16 am Patricia Velte <pvelte...> March Migration Report
2/26/17 7:43 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 22 (belated report)
2/26/17 2:36 pm Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Energy Extraction and Ferruginous Hawks
2/25/17 5:38 pm Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...> Wichita Mountains Field Trip
2/25/17 10:52 am John Kennington <johnkennington...> Re: Woodcocks
2/24/17 4:14 pm Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...> Harris's Hawk
2/24/17 12:54 pm jana singletary <jssingletary...> Re: Woodcocks
 
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Date: 3/26/17 4:03 pm
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26...>
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
Good luck Pat! Just got home and it was beautiful and very close for good
looks. And the Frogatorium might be open tomorrow...looked intriguing.

Melinda Droege

On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 5:46 PM, Patricia Seibert <plseibert...>
wrote:

> Thank you very much Larry! Plan to try for it tomorrow!
>
> Pat
>
> > On Mar 26, 2017, at 5:38 PM, Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> wrote:
> >
> > Several ebird reports show success again today.
>

 

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Date: 3/26/17 3:46 pm
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert...>
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
Thank you very much Larry! Plan to try for it tomorrow!

Pat

> On Mar 26, 2017, at 5:38 PM, Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> wrote:
>
> Several ebird reports show success again today.
 

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Date: 3/26/17 3:39 pm
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
Several ebird reports show success again today.

On Mar 26, 2017 4:22 PM, "Patricia Seibert" <plseibert...> wrote:

> Did anyone go looking for the hummingbird today? (Sunday?)
>
> Patricia Seibert
> Tulsa
>
> > On Mar 26, 2017, at 2:07 PM, Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> wrote:
> >
> > The Broad-billed Hummingbird put on quite a show yesterday morning.
> Larry Mays, Zac Poland, Chad Ellis and I watched
> > it come and go several times in the 30+ minutes we were there.
> > The park naturalist said it was visiting the feeder all day Friday,
> too. she also saw a second hummer but couldn't
> > ID what species it might be.
> > This is only the 2nd time I've ever seen this species in the state.
> This was a very suprising find in terms of both
> > timing and location.
> > The naturalist stated she had put the feeder out because she had seen
> other people reporting hummingbirds already.
> > What a fortuitous event.
> > There were some nice migrants found elsewhere in the park(see list
> below). I left off a Parula that was singing at
> > No Name Creek.
> >
> >
> > Jimmy Woodard
> > Midwest City, OK
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
> > Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:16 PM
> > To: <j.woodard...>
> > Subject: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017
> >
> > Lake Eufaula SP, McIntosh, Oklahoma, US
> > Mar 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
> > Protocol: Traveling
> > 8.0 mile(s)
> > 63 species
> >
> > Canada Goose 8
> > Wood Duck 4
> > Gadwall 2
> > Mallard 2
> > Blue-winged Teal 60
> > Northern Shoveler 20
> > Bufflehead 4
> > Pied-billed Grebe 2
> > Double-crested Cormorant 4
> > American White Pelican 15
> > Great Blue Heron 3
> > Black Vulture 2
> > Turkey Vulture 8
> > Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> > American Golden-Plover 1
> > Killdeer 7
> > Greater Yellowlegs 2
> > Bonaparte's Gull 6
> > Franklin's Gull 2
> > Ring-billed Gull 14
> > Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
> > Mourning Dove 2
> > Broad-billed Hummingbird 1 the continuing reported rarity come to
> the Eufaula State Park nature center's feeder.
> > Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
> > Downy Woodpecker 2
> > Northern Flicker 2
> > American Kestrel 1
> > Eastern Phoebe 3
> > Blue Jay 10
> > American Crow 6
> > Fish Crow 20
> > Barn Swallow 2
> > Carolina Chickadee 7
> > Tufted Titmouse 3
> > White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> > Carolina Wren 1
> > Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> > Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> > Eastern Bluebird 9
> > American Robin 30
> > Brown Thrasher 1
> > Northern Mockingbird 2
> > European Starling 40
> > Cedar Waxwing 10
> > Louisiana Waterthrush 1
> > Black-and-white Warbler 6
> > Pine Warbler 2
> > Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
> > Yellow-throated Warbler 1
> > Field Sparrow 3
> > Dark-eyed Junco 15
> > Harris's Sparrow 4
> > White-throated Sparrow 8
> > Savannah Sparrow 2
> > Song Sparrow 4
> > Northern Cardinal 20
> > Red-winged Blackbird 15
> > Eastern Meadowlark 3
> > Common Grackle 250
> > Brown-headed Cowbird 50
> > House Finch 4
> > American Goldfinch 4
> > House Sparrow 10
> >
> > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S35445477
> >
> > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>

 

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Date: 3/26/17 2:22 pm
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert...>
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
Did anyone go looking for the hummingbird today? (Sunday?)

Patricia Seibert
Tulsa

> On Mar 26, 2017, at 2:07 PM, Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> wrote:
>
> The Broad-billed Hummingbird put on quite a show yesterday morning. Larry Mays, Zac Poland, Chad Ellis and I watched
> it come and go several times in the 30+ minutes we were there.
> The park naturalist said it was visiting the feeder all day Friday, too. she also saw a second hummer but couldn't
> ID what species it might be.
> This is only the 2nd time I've ever seen this species in the state. This was a very suprising find in terms of both
> timing and location.
> The naturalist stated she had put the feeder out because she had seen other people reporting hummingbirds already.
> What a fortuitous event.
> There were some nice migrants found elsewhere in the park(see list below). I left off a Parula that was singing at
> No Name Creek.
>
>
> Jimmy Woodard
> Midwest City, OK
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
> Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:16 PM
> To: <j.woodard...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017
>
> Lake Eufaula SP, McIntosh, Oklahoma, US
> Mar 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 8.0 mile(s)
> 63 species
>
> Canada Goose 8
> Wood Duck 4
> Gadwall 2
> Mallard 2
> Blue-winged Teal 60
> Northern Shoveler 20
> Bufflehead 4
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 4
> American White Pelican 15
> Great Blue Heron 3
> Black Vulture 2
> Turkey Vulture 8
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> American Golden-Plover 1
> Killdeer 7
> Greater Yellowlegs 2
> Bonaparte's Gull 6
> Franklin's Gull 2
> Ring-billed Gull 14
> Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
> Mourning Dove 2
> Broad-billed Hummingbird 1 the continuing reported rarity come to the Eufaula State Park nature center's feeder.
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 2
> American Kestrel 1
> Eastern Phoebe 3
> Blue Jay 10
> American Crow 6
> Fish Crow 20
> Barn Swallow 2
> Carolina Chickadee 7
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Carolina Wren 1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> Eastern Bluebird 9
> American Robin 30
> Brown Thrasher 1
> Northern Mockingbird 2
> European Starling 40
> Cedar Waxwing 10
> Louisiana Waterthrush 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 6
> Pine Warbler 2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
> Yellow-throated Warbler 1
> Field Sparrow 3
> Dark-eyed Junco 15
> Harris's Sparrow 4
> White-throated Sparrow 8
> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 4
> Northern Cardinal 20
> Red-winged Blackbird 15
> Eastern Meadowlark 3
> Common Grackle 250
> Brown-headed Cowbird 50
> House Finch 4
> American Goldfinch 4
> House Sparrow 10
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35445477
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 3/26/17 12:23 pm
From: O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Carl Blackwell, Mar 25, 2017
Nice species list from a fairly raw morning at Lake Carl Blackwell.
~Tim O’Connell, Stillwater

Begin forwarded message:

From: <ebird-checklist...><mailto:<ebird-checklist...>>
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Carl Blackwell, Mar 25, 2017
Date: March 25, 2017 at 10:45:45 PM CDT
To: <tim.oconnell...><mailto:<tim.oconnell...>>

Lake Carl Blackwell, Payne, Oklahoma, US
Mar 25, 2017 8:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Ornithology field trip!
64 species (+1 other taxa)

Cackling Goose 2
Canada Goose 42
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 7
Northern Shoveler 20
dabbling duck sp. 5
Common Goldeneye 1
Ruddy Duck 1
Northern Bobwhite 10
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 5
Turkey Vulture 8
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 62
Killdeer 6
Ring-billed Gull 6
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Mourning Dove 2
Barred Owl 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2 1 YSFL, 1 RSFL
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 16
American Crow 13
Fish Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 6
Bewick's Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 18
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 43
Northern Mockingbird 8
European Starling 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
Chipping Sparrow 24
Field Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 25
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 8
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Spotted Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 16
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 29
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35433204

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 

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Date: 3/26/17 12:09 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Bixby Sod Farms, Mar 25, 2017
I didn't find anything unusual in the Leonard/Bixby sod farms but the 131 American Golden Plovers in a field
At the corner of 141st and Garnett was an amazing sight. Definitely the most I have ever seen together at one time.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Bixby Sod Farms, Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
Mar 25, 2017 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
12.0 mile(s)
48 species

Canada Goose 14
Mallard 6
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 12
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 10
American Golden-Plover 131
Killdeer 13
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Franklin's Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 20
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
Eurasian Collared-Dove 14
Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 2
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 5
Horned Lark 4
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 12
American Robin 30
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 80
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Dark-eyed Junco 4
White-throated Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 8
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Eastern Meadowlark 7
Common Grackle 55
Great-tailed Grackle 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
House Finch 2
House Sparrow 20

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35446001

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 3/26/17 12:08 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017/Broad-billed Hummingbird!
The Broad-billed Hummingbird put on quite a show yesterday morning. Larry Mays, Zac Poland, Chad Ellis and I watched
it come and go several times in the 30+ minutes we were there.
The park naturalist said it was visiting the feeder all day Friday, too. she also saw a second hummer but couldn't
ID what species it might be.
This is only the 2nd time I've ever seen this species in the state. This was a very suprising find in terms of both
timing and location.
The naturalist stated she had put the feeder out because she had seen other people reporting hummingbirds already.
What a fortuitous event.
There were some nice migrants found elsewhere in the park(see list below). I left off a Parula that was singing at
No Name Creek.


Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK

-----Original Message-----
From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:16 PM
To: <j.woodard...>
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Eufaula SP, Mar 25, 2017

Lake Eufaula SP, McIntosh, Oklahoma, US
Mar 25, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
63 species

Canada Goose 8
Wood Duck 4
Gadwall 2
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 60
Northern Shoveler 20
Bufflehead 4
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4
American White Pelican 15
Great Blue Heron 3
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
American Golden-Plover 1
Killdeer 7
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Bonaparte's Gull 6
Franklin's Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 14
Eurasian Collared-Dove 8
Mourning Dove 2
Broad-billed Hummingbird 1 the continuing reported rarity come to the Eufaula State Park nature center's feeder.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 6
Fish Crow 20
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 9
American Robin 30
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 40
Cedar Waxwing 10
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 15
Harris's Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 8
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 20
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle 250
Brown-headed Cowbird 50
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35445477

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 3/26/17 8:26 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Mar 26, 2017
Hi All, did a survey this morning at the Durant Ecopark. Some nice early arrivals like White-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lark Sparrow etc. Had Louisiana Waterthrush yesterday morning also at Carl Albert Park in Durant. Doug.



________________________________
From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:24 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Durant Ecopark, Mar 26, 2017

Durant Ecopark, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Mar 26, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
49 species

Canada Goose 17
Gadwall 13
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 7
Green-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 2
Killdeer 7
Baird's Sandpiper 3
Wilson's Snipe 3
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Mourning Dove 9
Great Horned Owl 1 Sitting on a nest
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 5
White-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 5
Fish Crow 9
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 5
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Eastern Bluebird 3
Northern Mockingbird 4
American Pipit 9
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 18
Field Sparrow 1
Lark Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 10
Savannah Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 22
Red-winged Blackbird 11
Eastern Meadowlark 18
Common Grackle 1
Great-tailed Grackle 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35440274

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Date: 3/25/17 8:56 pm
From: Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
Subject: Prairie Chicken Leks
Hi Okie birders,

I just moved to Oklahoma this year and am wondering the best way to see
Greater and Lesser leks. Are there any publicly assessible and reliable
spots? If not, are there any guides that you'd recommend that could get us
into private land?

I have a birder friend coming to visit next weekend 3/31-4/2 and we were
hoping to find. Please email me if you have any suggestions at
<mitchell.e.jarrett...>

All the best,

Mitchell
--
Mitchell Jarrett
Film Locations
<mitchell.e.jarrett...>
706-254-4446

 

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Date: 3/25/17 8:21 pm
From: Mitchell Jarrett <mitchell.e.jarrett...>
Subject: Publicly Accessible Leks
Hi Okie birders,

I just moved to Oklahoma this year and am wondering the best way to see Grt
and Lsr Prairie Chicken leks. Are there any publicly assessible and
reliable spots? If not, are there any guides that you'd recommend that
could get us into private land?

I have a birder friend coming to visit next weekend 3/31-4/2 and we were
hoping to find some prairie chickens. Please email me if you have any
suggestions at <mitchell.e.jarrett...>

All the best,

Mitchell


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Film Locations
<mitchell.e.jarrett...>
706-254-4446

 

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Date: 3/25/17 7:16 pm
From: Terry Mitchell <terry...>
Subject: Recent Photos
Here is a link to a few shots of the Broad-billed Hummer at Lake
Eufaula State Park and a American Golden Plover and a Mockingbird if you
care to look. Thanks Terry.

http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstrom/recent_photos

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Date: 3/25/17 6:27 am
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Hummingbird

For anyone interested in trying for the Broad-billed Hummingbird it is putting on quite a show this morning.

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 3/24/17 11:50 am
From: Loraine Richmond <natrea...>
Subject: I put our hummingbird feeder up at the nature center at Lake Eufaula State Park yesterday. This morning, we had a broad-billed hummingbird feeding from it. I did get photos, just not great photos.


Sent from my Fire
 

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Date: 3/24/17 10:03 am
From: David Goodridge <flyballokc...>
Subject: Re: Migration maps
Wow, great to watch thanks

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:26 AM, Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
wrote:

> That is really neat. A couple of observations. First, the coastal sites
> are hemispherical (exemplified by the New Orleans radar) suggesting that
> there was not much in the way of new trans-gulf, island hopping or
> long-distance Atlantic arrivals. I am very surprised to see virtually
> nothing for Erie, PA since Presque Isle is such a hot staging point. It
> might have been the wrap-around from the north, but both Cleveland and, to
> a lesser extent, Buffalo both have returns (it's also possible that Erie
> lacks Doppler). Both the New Orleans and Mobile, AL returns suggest NW
> dispersal. The Brownsville returns suggest circum-gulf activity that
> continued long after the mid-continent movement was done.
>
> Thanks for posting this.
>
> Have fun,
> Tom Curtis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Jerry Davis
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 10:26 AM
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
> Subject: Fw: Migration maps
>
> Those on this listserve may be interested in this post.
>
> Jerry W. Davis
> Hot Springs
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gmail
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:47 AM
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: Migration maps
>
> For those interested in such things, this animated map shows a lot of
> avian movement in the southeast last night as birds took advantage of the
> strong southern breezes. There was little to no movement behind the weather
> fronts.
> The little blue "explosions" on the map are birds taking flight picked up
> by radar.
>
> Pretty amazing view.
>
> http://www.pauljhurtado.com/US_Composite_Radar/2017-3-23/
>
> Butch Tetzlaff
> Bentonville=
>

 

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Date: 3/24/17 9:27 am
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: Re: Migration maps
That is really neat. A couple of observations. First, the coastal sites are hemispherical (exemplified by the New Orleans radar) suggesting that there was not much in the way of new trans-gulf, island hopping or long-distance Atlantic arrivals. I am very surprised to see virtually nothing for Erie, PA since Presque Isle is such a hot staging point. It might have been the wrap-around from the north, but both Cleveland and, to a lesser extent, Buffalo both have returns (it's also possible that Erie lacks Doppler). Both the New Orleans and Mobile, AL returns suggest NW dispersal. The Brownsville returns suggest circum-gulf activity that continued long after the mid-continent movement was done.

Thanks for posting this.

Have fun,
Tom Curtis

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Jerry Davis
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 10:26 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Fw: Migration maps

Those on this listserve may be interested in this post.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs

-----Original Message-----
From: Gmail
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:47 AM
To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: Migration maps

For those interested in such things, this animated map shows a lot of avian movement in the southeast last night as birds took advantage of the strong southern breezes. There was little to no movement behind the weather fronts.
The little blue "explosions" on the map are birds taking flight picked up by radar.

Pretty amazing view.

http://www.pauljhurtado.com/US_Composite_Radar/2017-3-23/

Butch Tetzlaff
Bentonville=
 

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Date: 3/24/17 8:26 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Fw: Migration maps
Those on this listserve may be interested in this post.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs

-----Original Message-----
From: Gmail
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:47 AM
To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: Migration maps

For those interested in such things, this animated map shows a lot of avian
movement in the southeast last night as birds took advantage of the strong
southern breezes. There was little to no movement behind the weather fronts.
The little blue "explosions" on the map are birds taking flight picked up by
radar.

Pretty amazing view.

http://www.pauljhurtado.com/US_Composite_Radar/2017-3-23/

Butch Tetzlaff
Bentonville=
 

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Date: 3/24/17 6:01 am
From: <okcbirder...> <OKCbirder...>
Subject: Surf Scoters M/F at Waurika Lake, OK
Sue and I along with two Tulsa birders Sighted a (pair M/F) of Surf Scoters in cove at Beaver Creek Landing just below the U.S. Corp of Engineers area where the Long-eared Owls have been reported at Waurika Lake.

We watched pair fly toward us and was able to get photos as they approached and landed in cove. 3-Photos (clear enough to ID this species) in flight as they pasted a buoy located a 100 yds from shore, were posted with my eBird report. It was interesting to watch this species land since both splashed down (like a large rock being thrown in the water) and went under water instead of gliding across the surface like other waterfowl. The photos show these Scoters had their legs dangling behind them as they landed causing them to go under water. I have photos of their landing.

We also spotted Lark Sparrows and a Long-eared Owl.

I called Jimmy Woodard who posted this last evening as I have some trouble getting this posted on this sight.

Dave Woodson
okcbirder
 

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Date: 3/23/17 6:45 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Surf Scoters at Lake Waurika
Dave Woodson called and left me a message that he, Sue and
Steve Metz had found a pair of Surf Scoters today at Lake Waurika. That's
all

the info I have at this time. Dave will attempt to post
something later.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 3/23/17 1:41 pm
From: Ann Gordon <chesterann...>
Subject: Arkansas Audubon Halberg Ecology Camp
Dear OKBirders,

*We need your help!* The Arkansas Audubon Society needs your help to
recruit 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls for this June's Halberg Ecology
Camp sessions. Campers get a sampling of seven disciplines, ornithology,
mammalogy, aquatic biology, herpetology, entomology, geology and botany,
during the Sunday to Friday sessions. A group of 8-10 first-year campers
are taught by two instructors who work together in each class. It's
intense, it's extensive and it works!

For over 35 years Arkansas Audubon has been renting the USFS Camp Clearfork
near Hot Springs for two weeks in June. Please be on the lookout for 11-
and 12-year-old boys and girls who love nature, and who would be good
applicants to attend camp. * They need not be Arkansas residents! *For
families who can't afford the regular tuition we have available funds that
can be used for scholarships and tuition assistance. Tuition for
first-year campers is $325. Arkansas Audubon subsidizes the $100 extra
cost per camper. For more information photos, videos and applications go
to www.arbirds.org/halberg_ecology_camp.html.

Ann Gordon
Camp Committee Co-chair

 

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Date: 3/23/17 4:51 am
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat Survey repost....
Hello Everyone,

I'm confused as to what happened with the formatting....we will try
again....

Tillman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
47 species (+4 other taxa)

Snow Goose 7
Ross's Goose 6
Canada Goose 27
Gadwall 62
American Wigeon 12
Mallard 7
Blue-winged Teal 1200
Cinnamon Teal 7
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 650
Northern Pintail 5
Green-winged Teal 425
Bufflehead 21
Ruddy Duck 25
Horned Grebe 1
Eared Grebe 23
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron 7
Glossy/White-faced Ibis 8
Turkey Vulture 2
Northern Harrier 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Ferruginous Hawk 1
American Coot 400
Black-necked Stilt 15
American Avocet 1
American Golden-Plover 21
Snowy Plover 17
Killdeer 75
Baird's Sandpiper 44
Least Sandpiper 21
Pectoral Sandpiper 8
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 690
Greater Yellowlegs 127
Lesser Yellowlegs 7
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 30
Mourning Dove 30
Great Horned Owl 4
American Kestrel 3
Prairie Falcon 1
Loggerhead Shrike 3
Marsh Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
White-crowned Sparrow 6
Vesper Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 20
Red-winged Blackbird 150
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 20
Great-tailed Grackle 7

 

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Date: 3/22/17 9:28 pm
From: Jo <jo.loyd...>
Subject: Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
Thanks

Jo



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Jerry Davis
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:44 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Ruby-throated Hummingbirds



A male Ruby-throated hummingbird arrived at my feeders at 2:30 PM today. In
looking at the migration map they are already as far north as Harrison, AR,
Oklahoma City and Tulsa. I hope you have your feeders out.





http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hummingbirds.net_ma
p.html&d=DwMFAw&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5
duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=uVrlmFj_Fq4NYkf-1MFWao9CtoXFJ5YRAwNsJ8LCL-
E&s=Szqi2DEAvggxqhDUeyMZLjw8hcd7KGJPTHJ26lC4i3M&e=>





Jerry W. Davis

Hot Springs


 

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Date: 3/22/17 7:04 pm
From: Louis Truex <ml2x1954...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat Survey
Hello Everyone,

I did the HF survey today with Jerry Vanbebber. We had a lot of really
good birds as the shorebirds are starting to come in and there is an
abundance of waterfowl that are as skittish as ever. Here's the list of
birds seen......


Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
Lawton
<ml2x1954...>

Tillman - Hackberry Flat WMA Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
47 species (+4 other taxa)

Snow Goose 7
Ross's Goose 6
Canada Goose 27
Gadwall 62
American Wigeon 12
Mallard 7
Blue-winged Teal 1200
Cinnamon Teal 7
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 650
Northern Pintail 5
Green-winged Teal 425
Bufflehead 21
Ruddy Duck 25
Horned Grebe 1
Eared Grebe 23
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron 7
Glossy/White-faced Ibis 8
Turkey Vulture 2
Northern Harrier 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Ferruginous Hawk 1
American Coot 400
Black-necked Stilt 15
American Avocet 1
American Golden-Plover 21
Snowy Plover 17
Killdeer 75
Baird's Sandpiper 44
Least Sandpiper 21
Pectoral Sandpiper 8
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 690
Greater Yellowlegs 127
Lesser Yellowlegs 7
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 30
Mourning Dove 30
Great Horned Owl 4
American Kestrel 3
Prairie Falcon 1
Loggerhead Shrike 3
Marsh Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
White-crowned Sparrow 6
Vesper Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 20
Red-winged Blackbird 150
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 20
Great-tailed Grackle 7

 

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Date: 3/22/17 1:03 pm
From: Jennie Brooks <2014birder...>
Subject: Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
Mine is up. Patiently waiting. I just hope I'm home when they arrive.

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> wrote:

> A male Ruby-throated hummingbird arrived at my feeders at 2:30 PM today.
> In looking at the migration map they are already as far north as Harrison,
> AR, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. I hope you have your feeders out.
>
>
> http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hummingbirds.net_map.html&d=DwMFAw&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=uVrlmFj_Fq4NYkf-1MFWao9CtoXFJ5YRAwNsJ8LCL-E&s=Szqi2DEAvggxqhDUeyMZLjw8hcd7KGJPTHJ26lC4i3M&e=>
>
>
> Jerry W. Davis
> Hot Springs
>

 

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Date: 3/22/17 11:37 am
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert...>
Subject: Re: Sutton center
Thank you for the update, Dan. Good news, indeed!

Pat

> On Mar 22, 2017, at 10:40 AM, Dan Reinking <dan...> wrote:
>
> Yes, we had a close call, with the fire coming within feet of our main buildings. After many hours of work by several different fire crews and our staff, the smoke eventually became too bad to attack the fire from the ground, and air support was called in. A plane dropped fire retardant on our buildings, while a helicopter dropped load after load of water. We are very fortunate to have only lost one small shed.
> Dan Reinking
> Sutton Avian Research Center
>
> From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Sandy Berger
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:57 PM
> To: <OKBIRDS...>
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Sutton center
>
> Apparently a wildfire has been threatening the Sutton Center, near Bartlesville, for the last three days. One outbuilding has been lost and employees have moved anything of value from the main buildings.
>
> Sandy B.

 

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Date: 3/22/17 8:40 am
From: Dan Reinking <dan...>
Subject: Re: Sutton center
Yes, we had a close call, with the fire coming within feet of our main buildings. After many hours of work by several different fire crews and our staff, the smoke eventually became too bad to attack the fire from the ground, and air support was called in. A plane dropped fire retardant on our buildings, while a helicopter dropped load after load of water. We are very fortunate to have only lost one small shed.

Dan Reinking

Sutton Avian Research Center



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Sandy Berger
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:57 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Sutton center



Apparently a wildfire has been threatening the Sutton Center, near Bartlesville, for the last three days. One outbuilding has been lost and employees have moved anything of value from the main buildings.



Sandy B.


 

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Date: 3/21/17 8:56 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Sutton center
Apparently a wildfire has been threatening the Sutton Center, near
Bartlesville, for the last three days. One outbuilding has been lost and
employees have moved anything of value from the main buildings.

Sandy B.

 

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Date: 3/20/17 7:34 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Grassy Slough WMA
While surveying Odonates at Grassy Slough WMA, McCurtain County today I
heard the following newly arrived migrants singing:



White-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 3/20/17 6:07 pm
From: Mark Cromwell <mark.cromwell01...>
Subject: Re: Phoebe
Ours are busy on our back porch fan in Payne County. Started building 2
days ago.
Mark Cromwell
Perkins

On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 4:23 PM, Bob LaVal <blaval...> wrote:

> My front porch Phoebes started building their nest this morning. So far
> about 1” high. Seems early but it’s fun to watch from my easy chair. My
> wife is complaining about the birds stealing plant fiber from her handy
> porch planters right under the nest. I new the birds were serious when
> they started chasing other birds away from the bubble feeder on the porch.
>
> Bob and Nancy LaVal
> 20367 Pine Mtn. LP
> Heavener, OK 74937
> Phone: 918-653-7921 <(918)%20653-7921>
>

 

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Date: 3/20/17 4:34 pm
From: hope4herefords <hope4herefords...>
Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher today
My husband saw a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near Konawa in Seminole County this afternoon.  So glad when they return!
 

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Date: 3/20/17 2:24 pm
From: Bob LaVal <blaval...>
Subject: Phoebe
My front porch Phoebes started building their nest this morning. So far about 1” high. Seems early but it’s fun to watch from my easy chair. My wife is complaining about the birds stealing plant fiber from her handy porch planters right under the nest. I new the birds were serious when they started chasing other birds away from the bubble feeder on the porch.

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
 

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Date: 3/20/17 5:57 am
From: Dan Reinking <dan...>
Subject: Re: Black and White
And there is one singing outside my office this morning. I guess many of them came back this weekend!

Dan Reinking

Sutton Avian Research Center

Bartlesville



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Mia Revels
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 6:02 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Black and White



I heard one at my Mom's house in DeQueen AR this morning!



Mia Revels

back at Tahlequah, OK now



On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Bob LaVal <blaval...> <mailto:<blaval...> > wrote:

Saw my first Black and White Warbler today. My earliest date previously is Mar. 20, so probably a little on the early side.



Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921







--

Mia Revels, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Northeastern State University

611 Grand Ave.

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

(918) 444-3824

<revels...> <mailto:<revels...>





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Date: 3/19/17 7:31 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Black & White, Etc.
Hello All,

Saturday afternoon saw a Black & White Warbler along the bike trails near
Keystone dam, one of the earliest dates that I've seen one. Also, American
Golden Plovers continue in good numbers at Bixby and Leonard sod farms.
Added a few pictures of them to my recent gallery on Pbase, along with a
"portrait" gallery of a Great Blue Heron at Oxley this afternoon:

http://www.pbase.com/lctsimages/recent

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 3/19/17 6:31 pm
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: Re: New photos added to website
OKBirds,

Just a quick update on a few photos added. Some of the species added
include Common Loon, Gadwall Wilson's Snipe and White-breasted Nuthatch.
See link below for photos added to beginning of gallery.

http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds

Jim

------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Arterburn" <JIMARTERBURN...>
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Sent: 3/14/2017 4:44:58 PM
Subject: New photos added to website

>OKBirds,
>
>I have uploaded new photos to the beginning of my recent birds gallery
>on my website. Some of the species added include Golden-crowned and
>Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Flicker and Fox
>sparrow. Also added are several duck species including canvasback,
>Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal and Hooded Merganser. For
>those interested see the link below.
>
>http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds
>
>Cheers,
>
>Jim Arterburn
>
 

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Date: 3/19/17 4:41 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: LE Owls at Lake Waurika
Nadine Varner, Emily Muns, Valerie Bradshaw and I found 6
Long-eared Owls this morning at Lake Waurika. They were all in a couple of
trees and

fairly close together.





Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 3/19/17 4:34 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Re: Black and White
Nadine, Emily Muns, Valerie Bradshaw and myself heard and saw one on EW1860 about 3 miles west of Hwy 81 in Stephens County. Location is

about 3 miles southwest of Comanche. We also had a large group of Turkeys here(around 25-30).



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Mia Revels
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 6:02 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: Black and White



I heard one at my Mom's house in DeQueen AR this morning!



Mia Revels

back at Tahlequah, OK now



On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Bob LaVal <blaval...> wrote:

Saw my first Black and White Warbler today. My earliest date previously is Mar. 20, so probably a little on the early side.



Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921







--

Mia Revels, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Northeastern State University

611 Grand Ave.

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

(918) 444-3824

<revels...>





**CONFIDENTIALITY** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any unauthorized disclosure or use of this information is prohibited.




 

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Date: 3/19/17 4:02 pm
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Black and White
I heard one at my Mom's house in DeQueen AR this morning!

Mia Revels
back at Tahlequah, OK now

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Bob LaVal <blaval...> wrote:

> Saw my first Black and White Warbler today. My earliest date previously
> is Mar. 20, so probably a little on the early side.
>
> Bob and Nancy LaVal
> 20367 Pine Mtn. LP
> Heavener, OK 74937
> Phone: 918-653-7921
>



--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
<revels...>


***CONFIDENTIALITY*** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain
confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any unauthorized
disclosure or use of this information is prohibited.

 

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Date: 3/19/17 1:05 pm
From: Paul Ribitzki <lribitzki...>
Subject: mississippi kite
Laurie & I saw a Mississippi Kite fly over the TNC Tall Grass Prairie Preserve headquarters yesterday around noon. It was circling ahead of the smoke clouds from a nearby controlled burn.



Paul Ribitzki


 

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Date: 3/19/17 11:52 am
From: Bob LaVal <blaval...>
Subject: Black and White
Saw my first Black and White Warbler today. My earliest date previously is Mar. 20, so probably a little on the early side.

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
 

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Date: 3/19/17 11:24 am
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat
Arrived around 7:45 AM, right after sun rise. Found a single Burrowing
Owl along the county road which leads to HBF off SH-54 south of
Hollister. The bird was sunning. Two weeks ago there were 3 in the
same area.

Other notable birds were a single drake Cinnamon Teal, three Great
Horned Owls (one smelled like skunk) and a single Barn Owl. Recorded 8
duck species and heard 5 chattering Marsh Wrens.

Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 3/19/17 10:15 am
From: Cindy McIntyre <cindy...>
Subject: Re: A Window Into Bird Fatalities
You might want to contact local media - will help spread the word.
Cindy McIntyrewww.CindyMcIntyre.com207-522-4664 cell Blog:
http://cindymcintyre.wordpress.com
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http://www.etsy.com/shop/CindyMcIntyreImages Smugmug:
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] A Window Into Bird Fatalities
From: Jim Jorgensen <hpah...>
Date: Sun, March 19, 2017 10:36 am
To: <OKBIRDS...>

Thank you Bill !

Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 19, 2017, at 8:35 AM, William Diffin <okiebirder...>
wrote:

At the March meeting of OKC Audubon tomorrow night, March 20,
Nathan Kuhnert will present the results of several years of
his own research into bird fatalities in downtown Oklahoma
City. Nathan's interest was prompted by the large number of
dead birds he saw as well as the reports he received from
other concerned workers in the business district. Nathan
conducted regular surveys, collected carcasses, took
photographs and kept detailed fatality records for several
years to document the hazard posed by glass or mostly glass
structures when insufficient mitigation strategies are
employed. His research is the first of its kind in Oklahoma
City and is probably one of the more thorough efforts in a
major business district in the central and southern parts of
the Central Flyway. Nathan will also discuss the constellation
of organizations continent-wide who are involved in calling
attention to the problem and in communicating about
the technologies which are available to solve it. This month
OKC Audubon will return to its traditional meeting room in the
newly renovated Will Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center. The
meeting will run from 7 to 9 PM. Non-members are encouraged to
attend. For more info on the program and Nathan's goals, go to
http://okc-audubon.org/. Bill DiffinOKC Audubon President
 

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Date: 3/19/17 8:53 am
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
Subject: Fw: Posts on OKbirds

Forwarded from Dick Gunn.

________________________________
From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:49 AM
To: Jennifer Kidney
Subject: Posts on OKbirds

I can' t send from my usual email account (I think I have been wiretapped.) and so I wondered if you could forward the fact that this morning I picked up little flock of a Cinnamon Teal out over the River and with a little help from a group down on Jenkins, I got a Yellow-throated Warbler. Been getting Blue-wing Teal and T. Vultures regularly the past couple of weeks and the sparrows are thinning out.


 

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Date: 3/19/17 8:13 am
From: Mike Yough <myough...>
Subject: (Cinnamon) Teal Ridge Wetland (Payne Co.)
Greetings all. Observed a male Cinnamon Teal among 20 or so Blue-winged
Teal at Teal Ridge Wetland (Payne Co.) this morning. When I left (around
9:30), it was in the pond just SW of the parking lot. I'll post a (rather
crappy) picture on eBird shortly.

Good birding.

Mike Yough
Stillwater, OK

--
"Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels he is 'finding his place in
it,' while really it is finding its place in him."

-C.S. Lewis (from The Screwtape Letters)

 

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Date: 3/19/17 7:36 am
From: Jim Jorgensen <hpah...>
Subject: Re: A Window Into Bird Fatalities
Thank you Bill !

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 19, 2017, at 8:35 AM, William Diffin <okiebirder...> wrote:
>
> At the March meeting of OKC Audubon tomorrow night, March 20, Nathan Kuhnert will present the results of several years of his own research into bird fatalities in downtown Oklahoma City. Nathan's interest was prompted by the large number of dead birds he saw as well as the reports he received from other concerned workers in the business district. Nathan conducted regular surveys, collected carcasses, took photographs and kept detailed fatality records for several years to document the hazard posed by glass or mostly glass structures when insufficient mitigation strategies are employed. His research is the first of its kind in Oklahoma City and is probably one of the more thorough efforts in a major business district in the central and southern parts of the Central Flyway. Nathan will also discuss the constellation of organizations continent-wide who are involved in calling attention to the problem and in communicating about the technologies which are available to solve it. This month OKC Audubon will return to its traditional meeting room in the newly renovated Will Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center. The meeting will run from 7 to 9 PM. Non-members are encouraged to attend. For more info on the program and Nathan's goals, go to http://okc-audubon.org/.
>
> Bill Diffin
> OKC Audubon President

 

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Date: 3/19/17 6:36 am
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: A Window Into Bird Fatalities
At the March meeting of OKC Audubon tomorrow night, March 20, Nathan
Kuhnert will present the results of several years of his own research into
bird fatalities in downtown Oklahoma City. Nathan's interest was prompted
by the large number of dead birds he saw as well as the reports he received
from other concerned workers in the business district. Nathan conducted
regular surveys, collected carcasses, took photographs and kept detailed
fatality records for several years to document the hazard posed by glass or
mostly glass structures when insufficient mitigation strategies are
employed. His research is the first of its kind in Oklahoma City and is
probably one of the more thorough efforts in a major business district in
the central and southern parts of the Central Flyway. Nathan will also
discuss the constellation of organizations continent-wide who are involved
in calling attention to the problem and in communicating about
the technologies which are available to solve it. This month OKC Audubon
will return to its traditional meeting room in the newly renovated Will
Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center. The meeting will run from 7 to 9
PM. Non-members are encouraged to attend. For more info on the program and
Nathan's goals, go to http://okc-audubon.org/.

Bill Diffin
OKC Audubon President

 

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Date: 3/18/17 6:07 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Walker Creek Bridge, Mar 18, 2017
Another list from today's visit to Lake Waurika.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Lake Waurika--Walker Creek Bridge, Stephens, Oklahoma, US Mar 18, 2017 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
33 species

Canada Goose 20
Gadwall 4
Mallard 3
Blue-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 150
American White Pelican 35
Great Blue Heron 2
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 20
American Coot 50
Killdeer 2
Bonaparte's Gull 40
Ring-billed Gull 55
Forster's Tern 16
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 4
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 10
Barn Swallow 1
American Robin 5
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 30
American Pipit 1
Dark-eyed Junco 12
Savannah Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 14

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35265545

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 3/18/17 5:46 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Moneka Park, Mar 18, 2017
The Red-breasted Nuthatch was a surprise. It was east of the bathrooms along the loop road in the campground below
The dam. The WE Vireo was exactly on it's early date today, 3-18.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Moneka Park, Jefferson, Oklahoma, US
Mar 18, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
45 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 8
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 8
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 4
Great Horned Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1 one bird heard calling a few times somewhere across the creek.
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 25
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 7
European Starling 20
Cedar Waxwing 10
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 30
Savannah Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 15
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Eastern Meadowlark 7
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 10
Common Grackle 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 20

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35265356

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 3/18/17 5:44 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Dam, Mar 18, 2017
There were a lot of birds in the middle of the lake but boat traffic was heavy and they were moving around
A lot.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Lake Waurika--Dam, Jefferson, Oklahoma, US Mar 18, 2017 2:40 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
34 species

Canada Goose 30
Gadwall 4
Mallard 6
Northern Shoveler 2
Ring-necked Duck 2
Lesser Scaup 2
Bufflehead 4
Ruddy Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Horned Grebe 12
Eared Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 200
American White Pelican 40
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 16
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 45
Killdeer 3
Bonaparte's Gull 20
Ring-billed Gull 55
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
Mourning Dove 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
American Crow 4
Cliff Swallow 12 flying around the dam and checking out the old nests along the walkway and intake tower.
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
American Robin 6
European Starling 30
American Pipit 3
Dark-eyed Junco 10
Savannah Sparrow 2
Eastern Meadowlark 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35265450

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 3/18/17 5:17 pm
From: Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Subject: Re: LE Owls at Lake Waurika and birding etiquette
Could you repost this on the OOS Facebook page...

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 18, 2017, at 6:45 PM, Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...><mailto:<j.woodard...>> wrote:

Nadine Varner and Mary Jackson found 3 LE Owls at Lake Waurika today around 2PM. We were told that a couple of people entered the woods
earlier in the day to photograph the owls and flushed them to the south.
Please be considerate of the birds and other birders who may not have seen the birds and may come to look for them later. Please do NOT enter
the woods just to get a closer look. Repeatedly flushing the birds may force them to leave the area.
Please always practice good birding etiquette. The American Birding Association has a good code of conduct you can find at their website at
www.aba.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.aba.org&d=DwMFAg&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=yhcGKQVatPDb392pRZJnAvAi5RM4QC9Vf_foT5Z4Wm0&s=7hwrhtPiusziZjTBQCVnmWCwoxe8hyzfa_8UPm709lA&e=>.
thanks.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK
OOS President 2017-19


 

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Date: 3/18/17 4:45 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: LE Owls at Lake Waurika and birding etiquette
Nadine Varner and Mary Jackson found 3 LE Owls at Lake
Waurika today around 2PM. We were told that a couple of people entered the
woods

earlier in the day to photograph the owls and flushed them
to the south.

Please be considerate of the birds and other birders who may
not have seen the birds and may come to look for them later. Please do NOT
enter

the woods just to get a closer look. Repeatedly flushing the
birds may force them to leave the area.

Please always practice good birding etiquette. The American
Birding Association has a good code of conduct you can find at their website
at

www.aba.org.

thanks.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK

OOS President 2017-19






 

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Date: 3/18/17 4:42 pm
From: Bob Funston <bobf...>
Subject: Long-eared Owl at last
My thanks to Bill Adams and his cousin. You've helped end a nearly sixty-eight year quest.

The first bird on my Oklahoma list was a Cardinal in Tulsa during the spring of 1949. Since then I've scoured dozens of Oklahoma Cedar groves looking for a Long-eared Owl. (Fortunately, along the way, I found one near Lake Tahoe for my ABA list.)

Today, at about 3:00 pm, I came face to face with the most beautiful owl I've ever seen. At a distance of about twenty feet we stared at each other for half an hour. The owl blinked first. Unfortunately there is no picture--unless the owl took one--my flip phone was in the car.

I'd been on site about an hour and had traversed both sides of the small wooded triangle. I was walking back north along the west side and as I got near the north point (just across the road from the intersection of E1920 and N2780) I had an owl flush from about ten feet inside the cover. Another followed. They both flew north and disappeared into the cover. At this point, the distance across the triangle is not more than twenty-five feet.

I soon found one about fifteen feet up and the staring match ensued. I never saw the other again.

Bob Funston
 

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Date: 3/18/17 3:52 pm
From: Peggie Mitchell <jpmitchellp...>
Subject: long eared owls
Yesterday, we went to Lake Waurika. Saw 3 of the long eared owls. Very nice.

We just missed John from what the lady working in the Ranger Station said.

We appreciate all of the Ok-birds people for the information you put on the
web for us all to learn.

Also want to include the guys from Arkansas. Thanks for the great articles.
The last one on spiders was very interesting.

Peggie and Jerry Mitchell
Duncan, OK

 

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Date: 3/17/17 11:28 am
From: Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Long-eared Owls - Lake Waurika
John, I saw Bill at lunch time.  He said he must have just barely missed you.  He went down into Monika Park campground with one of the volunteers then over the dam and home.
Linda Adams


From: John Ault <jwault742...>
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 12:02 PM
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Long-eared Owls - Lake Waurika

I followed Bill Adam's directions this morning (Friday) and saw six Long-eared Owls (10:15 a.m.).  I parked at the Corps of Engineers Office parking lot, east side of Lake Waurika dam, and walked east through the mowed grassy area to the N edge of the wooded area (unmowed).  When I got close to the unmowed area, an owl flushed, it stayed in the woods and flew S; a second quickly followed.  I stayed in the mowed grass area and looked into the woods, a third bird flushed.  I then saw three Long-eared Owls perched near each other (2-4 feet apart) about 30 feet inside the wooded area.  They were 4-6 feet above the ground.  I never enter the woodlands.  

​Good luck.​
--
John AultLawton, OK


 

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Date: 3/17/17 11:21 am
From: Bill Adams <ba1980...>
Subject: Fw: [OKBIRDS] Long-eared Owls at Waurika Lake
I went back this morning and arrived about 9:45am. Was about to give up but a volunteer stopped and talked to me, then I saw one move. Then I saw another one close to the road so I took a few pictures. Only saw 2 but I didn't stay very long looking. 



Bill Adams



On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:51 PM, Bill Adams<ba1980...> wrote: My cousin had told me about these owls that had been hanging around and thought they were screech owls so I didn't rush down there to see them.  Finally had some time today and made the trip to Waurika Lake.  Turns out they were Long-eared Owls!  I saw 6, but at one time he counted 15 or so.
There is plenty of room to pull into the grass on the side of the road or you can park at the US Corps of Engineers Office and walk back (that is what I did).
Picture can be seen here:
https://download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/51384041/medium

The marker on this map is about 150ft South of where they actually are.https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B013'37.5%22N+98%C2%B002'02.6%22W/@34.2260281,-98.0362994,16.11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.2270701!4d-98.0340689

Other things seen:Canada Goose  
Blue-winged Teal  
Northern Shoveler  
Green-winged Teal  
Wild Turkey  
Double-crested Cormorant  
Great Blue Heron  
Turkey Vulture  
Northern Harrier  
Red-tailed Hawk  
American Coot  
Killdeer  
Bonaparte's Gull  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
Great Horned Owl  1     (On a nest)
Long-eared Owl  6    
Eastern Phoebe  
Loggerhead Shrike  
Cliff Swallow      (At the Corum Bridge)
Savannah Sparrow  
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  
House Finch  


Bill AdamsDuncan, OK



 

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Date: 3/17/17 10:16 am
From: Peggie Mitchell <jpmitchellp...>
Subject:
Jerry and I saw all 3 owls around 11:15. Very nice.
Thanks to Bill for posting the find.
Jerry and Peggie Mitchell
Duncan Oklahoma

 

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Date: 3/17/17 10:04 am
From: John Ault <jwault742...>
Subject: Long-eared Owls - Lake Waurika
I followed Bill Adam's directions this morning (Friday) and saw six
Long-eared Owls (10:15 a.m.). I parked at the Corps of Engineers Office
parking lot, east side of Lake Waurika dam, and walked east through the
mowed grassy area to the N edge of the wooded area (unmowed). When I got
close to the unmowed area, an owl flushed, it stayed in the woods and flew
S; a second quickly followed. I stayed in the mowed grass area and looked
into the woods, a third bird flushed. I then saw three Long-eared Owls
perched near each other (2-4 feet apart) about 30 feet inside the wooded
area. They were 4-6 feet above the ground. I never enter the woodlands.

​Good luck.​

--
John Ault
Lawton, OK

 

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Date: 3/17/17 5:42 am
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: Re: Robin in Fish Pond
Risky behavior. I once saw a snapping turtle that had learned to wait with its snout just under the water's edge and pick off barn swallows that got too close to the stream when picking up mud.


Have fun,

Tom Curtis


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Bob LaVal <blaval...>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:08 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: Robin in Fish Pond

I have seen a similar activity involving Barn Swallows. 40 years ago when I
was working in Homer, LA, I found Barn Swallows nesting in highway culverts
in NW LA, farther north in LA than previously reported. I was watching
about 25 nests in various culverts along a 10 mile stretch of highway. I
was keeping up with when the birds fledged to count the nesting as a
success. One day I waded water about 2' deep into a concrete culvert that
was about 7' high. Halfway under the highway was a nest that had 5 young in
it. They were about ready to fledge. I stuck my hand up to the nest to
count the heads and they all jumped out of the nest into the water. Before
I could gather them up they swam by pulling themselves forward in the water
with their wings toward the open end of the culvert. They quickly climbed
up on the bank waiting for parents to come feed them. Birds float until
their feathers become waterlogged and I guess they have little trouble
swimming short distances.

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921

 

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Date: 3/16/17 7:52 pm
From: Bill Adams <ba1980...>
Subject: Long-eared Owls at Waurika Lake
My cousin had told me about these owls that had been hanging around and thought they were screech owls so I didn't rush down there to see them.  Finally had some time today and made the trip to Waurika Lake.  Turns out they were Long-eared Owls!  I saw 6, but at one time he counted 15 or so.
There is plenty of room to pull into the grass on the side of the road or you can park at the US Corps of Engineers Office and walk back (that is what I did).
Picture can be seen here:
https://download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/51384041/medium

The marker on this map is about 150ft South of where they actually are.https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B013'37.5%22N+98%C2%B002'02.6%22W/@34.2260281,-98.0362994,16.11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.2270701!4d-98.0340689

Other things seen:Canada Goose  
Blue-winged Teal  
Northern Shoveler  
Green-winged Teal  
Wild Turkey  
Double-crested Cormorant  
Great Blue Heron  
Turkey Vulture  
Northern Harrier  
Red-tailed Hawk  
American Coot  
Killdeer  
Bonaparte's Gull  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
Great Horned Owl  1     (On a nest)
Long-eared Owl  6    
Eastern Phoebe  
Loggerhead Shrike  
Cliff Swallow      (At the Corum Bridge)
Savannah Sparrow  
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  
House Finch  


Bill AdamsDuncan, OK
 

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Date: 3/16/17 7:09 pm
From: Bob LaVal <blaval...>
Subject: Re: Robin in Fish Pond
I have seen a similar activity involving Barn Swallows. 40 years ago when I
was working in Homer, LA, I found Barn Swallows nesting in highway culverts
in NW LA, farther north in LA than previously reported. I was watching
about 25 nests in various culverts along a 10 mile stretch of highway. I
was keeping up with when the birds fledged to count the nesting as a
success. One day I waded water about 2' deep into a concrete culvert that
was about 7' high. Halfway under the highway was a nest that had 5 young in
it. They were about ready to fledge. I stuck my hand up to the nest to
count the heads and they all jumped out of the nest into the water. Before
I could gather them up they swam by pulling themselves forward in the water
with their wings toward the open end of the culvert. They quickly climbed
up on the bank waiting for parents to come feed them. Birds float until
their feathers become waterlogged and I guess they have little trouble
swimming short distances.

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
 

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Date: 3/16/17 4:48 pm
From: Steve Sorensen <webforbs...>
Subject: Re: Robin in Fish Pond
Must have been a very dirty robin, John, to require such a bath.

Steve Sorensen
Valley Center, KS
 

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Date: 3/16/17 3:32 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 3-16-2017
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from Silver Lake Road to Adams and Back. It was mostly cloudy and cool with increasing winds as the morning went along. Several purple phlox were seen as well as increasing numbers of migrants. Highlights included:


Wood Duck-3

Great Blue Heron-1

Cooper's Hawk-1

Red-shouldered Hawk-3, including 1 sitting on a nest

Red-headed Woodpecker-1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-1

Eastern Phoebe-5

Brown Creeper-2

Winter Wren-3

Golden-crowned Kinglet-1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2

Hermit Thrush-3

Myrtle Warbler-6...No other warblers are back yet.

Fox Sparrow-1

Rusty Blackbird-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 3/16/17 3:01 pm
From: John Wilson <jandpwilson...>
Subject: Robin in Fish Pond
Today I watched as a robin got on a rock above my fish pond (18 inches deep) and jumped right into the middle of the pond. It then flopped and swam to the edge, got out, and then repeated the scenario 4 more times! It never went underwater, but it was funny to watch it flop and swim. I have never seen a non-water bird do that before. Has anyone else seen this?
John Wilson
Midtown Tulsa
 

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Date: 3/16/17 11:53 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note
You are right on both counts and my typo error.

jerry

From: Curtis, Tom
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:44 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note

If I recall correctly, hummingbirds use spider webbing in their nests.



BTW, a picky detail, its arachnophobia, not acrophobia. Spiders are arachnids. From Greek mythology, Arachne was a human weaver who challenged Athena to a weaving contest. Athena turned her into a spider



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Jerry Davis
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:32 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note



Thank you for sharing. I expect very few know the nutrient value of spiders for bird health.



Jerry W. Davis

Hot Springs, AR



From: Janine Perlman

Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:50 AM

To: <jwdavis...> ; <ARBIRD-L...>

Subject: Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note



That's terrific information, Jerry. Birds specifically choose spiders because their nestlings require them. Insects are deficient in taurine, which is required by nestlings for normal neurodevelopment.
Spiders, on the other hand, are rich in taurine, and are thus necessary for successful propagation of our native avian species.

Janine

On 3/16/2017 11:19 AM, Jerry Davis
wrote:

This article brings up a point that I have not made in a while which deals with birds, native plants and native insects. A good indicator for the habitat health of your yard is whether it supports spiders. If there are not enough insects to support spiders or you have bathed your yard in pesticides to eliminate such, it is probably of little value to birds. If you do not see evidence of spiders by webs, burrows, and on your plants you do not have a healthy system to support birds. Those that observe their nest boxes will see birds feeding spiders to their young. Those with acrophobia need to get control of it and let insects and spiders thrive for the birds.



Jerry W. Davis

Hot Springs, AR



Study: Spiders eat astronomical numbers of bugs

USA TODAY

Spiders eat about 440 million to 880 million tons of insects and other pests each year, according to a new study. That’s equal to the weight of more than 85 million elephants.

That’s a lot of bugs.

Put another way, all humans together consume an estimated 440 million tons of meat and fish annually. Whales feed on 300 million to 550 million tons of seafood, while the world’s total seabird population eats an estimated 77million tons of fish and other seafood.

The study, published in the

European journal The Science of Nature, is the first to make such a global estimate of spiders’ eating habits.

Most spiders, of which there are about 45,000 species, are found in forests, grasslands and shrub lands, followed by croplands, deserts, urban areas and tundra areas.

The ravenous appetite of spiders keeps countless insect pests, especially in forests and grassland, in check. The spiders serve to protect plants and trees by eating the bugs that would feed on them, according to study lead author Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland.







 

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Date: 3/16/17 11:45 am
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note
If I recall correctly, hummingbirds use spider webbing in their nests.

BTW, a picky detail, its arachnophobia, not acrophobia. Spiders are arachnids. From Greek mythology, Arachne was a human weaver who challenged Athena to a weaving contest. Athena turned her into a spider

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Jerry Davis
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:32 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note

Thank you for sharing. I expect very few know the nutrient value of spiders for bird health.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs, AR

From: Janine Perlman
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:50 AM
To: <jwdavis...><mailto:<jwdavis...> ; <ARBIRD-L...><mailto:<ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note

That's terrific information, Jerry. Birds specifically choose spiders because their nestlings require them. Insects are deficient in taurine, which is required by nestlings for normal neurodevelopment.
Spiders, on the other hand, are rich in taurine, and are thus necessary for successful propagation of our native avian species.

Janine
On 3/16/2017 11:19 AM, Jerry Davis
wrote:
This article brings up a point that I have not made in a while which deals with birds, native plants and native insects. A good indicator for the habitat health of your yard is whether it supports spiders. If there are not enough insects to support spiders or you have bathed your yard in pesticides to eliminate such, it is probably of little value to birds. If you do not see evidence of spiders by webs, burrows, and on your plants you do not have a healthy system to support birds. Those that observe their nest boxes will see birds feeding spiders to their young. Those with acrophobia need to get control of it and let insects and spiders thrive for the birds.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs, AR


Study: Spiders eat astronomical numbers of bugs

USA TODAY

Spiders eat about 440 million to 880 million tons of insects and other pests each year, according to a new study. That’s equal to the weight of more than 85 million elephants.

That’s a lot of bugs.

Put another way, all humans together consume an estimated 440 million tons of meat and fish annually. Whales feed on 300 million to 550 million tons of seafood, while the world’s total seabird population eats an estimated 77million tons of fish and other seafood.

The study, published in the

European journal The Science of Nature, is the first to make such a global estimate of spiders’ eating habits.

Most spiders, of which there are about 45,000 species, are found in forests, grasslands and shrub lands, followed by croplands, deserts, urban areas and tundra areas.

The ravenous appetite of spiders keeps countless insect pests, especially in forests and grassland, in check. The spiders serve to protect plants and trees by eating the bugs that would feed on them, according to study lead author Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland.



 

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Date: 3/16/17 10:32 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note
Thank you for sharing. I expect very few know the nutrient value of spiders for bird health.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs, AR

From: Janine Perlman
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:50 AM
To: <jwdavis...> ; <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: Birds and Spiders - Spiders eat astronomical numbers of Insects - A Note

That's terrific information, Jerry. Birds specifically choose spiders because their nestlings require them. Insects are deficient in taurine, which is required by nestlings for normal neurodevelopment.
Spiders, on the other hand, are rich in taurine, and are thus necessary for successful propagation of our native avian species.

Janine


On 3/16/2017 11:19 AM, Jerry Davis
wrote:

This article brings up a point that I have not made in a while which deals with birds, native plants and native insects. A good indicator for the habitat health of your yard is whether it supports spiders. If there are not enough insects to support spiders or you have bathed your yard in pesticides to eliminate such, it is probably of little value to birds. If you do not see evidence of spiders by webs, burrows, and on your plants you do not have a healthy system to support birds. Those that observe their nest boxes will see birds feeding spiders to their young. Those with acrophobia need to get control of it and let insects and spiders thrive for the birds.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs, AR
Study: Spiders eat astronomical numbers of bugs

USA TODAY

Spiders eat about 440 million to 880 million tons of insects and other pests each year, according to a new study. That’s equal to the weight of more than 85 million elephants.

That’s a lot of bugs.

Put another way, all humans together consume an estimated 440 million tons of meat and fish annually. Whales feed on 300 million to 550 million tons of seafood, while the world’s total seabird population eats an estimated 77million tons of fish and other seafood.

The study, published in the

European journal The Science of Nature, is the first to make such a global estimate of spiders’ eating habits.

Most spiders, of which there are about 45,000 species, are found in forests, grasslands and shrub lands, followed by croplands, deserts, urban areas and tundra areas.

The ravenous appetite of spiders keeps countless insect pests, especially in forests and grassland, in check. The spiders serve to protect plants and trees by eating the bugs that would feed on them, according to study lead author Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland.






 

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Date: 3/16/17 8:34 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Am. Golden Plovers
Saw one American Golden Plover along 56th St N. this morning.

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 7:59 AM, O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
wrote:

> I dreamt of Golden Plovers last night . . .
>
>
>
> > On Mar 14, 2017, at 10:48 PM, jana singletary <
> <jssingletary...> wrote:
> >
> > I forgot to mention that there was also a large flock of Am. Pipits at
> the sod farms.
> >
> > Jana Singletary
> > Tulsa
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Mar 14, 2017, at 9:28 PM, jana singletary <
> <jssingletary...> wrote:
> >>
> >> I saw seven Am. Golden Plovers this evening at the Bixby sod farms.
> >>
> >> Jana Singletary
> >> Tulsa
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 3/15/17 5:59 am
From: O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
Subject: Re: Am. Golden Plovers
I dreamt of Golden Plovers last night . . .



> On Mar 14, 2017, at 10:48 PM, jana singletary <jssingletary...> wrote:
>
> I forgot to mention that there was also a large flock of Am. Pipits at the sod farms.
>
> Jana Singletary
> Tulsa
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Mar 14, 2017, at 9:28 PM, jana singletary <jssingletary...> wrote:
>>
>> I saw seven Am. Golden Plovers this evening at the Bixby sod farms.
>>
>> Jana Singletary
>> Tulsa
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/14/17 8:49 pm
From: jana singletary <jssingletary...>
Subject: Re: Am. Golden Plovers
I forgot to mention that there was also a large flock of Am. Pipits at the sod farms.

Jana Singletary
Tulsa

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 14, 2017, at 9:28 PM, jana singletary <jssingletary...> wrote:
>
> I saw seven Am. Golden Plovers this evening at the Bixby sod farms.
>
> Jana Singletary
> Tulsa
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/14/17 7:40 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Salt Plains on 3-14-2017
Hello All,

I went out to the Salt Plains this morning via the Tallgrass Prairie. Not much at the Tallgrass Prairie. Did not hear any prairie chickens, but it still might be early. There is a nice burned area between there and Foraker. Lots of killdeers. Also a nice flock of mostly Brewer's blackbirds. Did not see any golden plovers. I got to the Salt Plains about 10:30. The water was plentiful and there were ducks everywhere. I drove the auto tour, then went below the dam, then to Sand Creek Bay, then Sandpiper trail. 14 species of ducks were found. The beams have been placed on the bridge below the dam, but it will be summer or later before the bridge can be crossed. Highlights included:


Cinnamon Teal-5 males and 3 females on the auto tour

Northern Shoveler-100's on the auto tour

Ruddy Duck-1000's on the lake

Roadrunner-1 about 1/4 mile west of the dam


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 

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Date: 3/14/17 7:29 pm
From: jana singletary <jssingletary...>
Subject: Am. Golden Plovers
I saw seven Am. Golden Plovers this evening at the Bixby sod farms.

Jana Singletary
Tulsa

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 3/14/17 7:29 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - March 14
It was mostly clear, cool, and a little windy on the bird survey today. 77
species were found. Returning Neotropic migrant Passerines are starting to
show up. A Common Gallinule is back (first seen yesterday). A couple more
swallow species have showed up also. Here is my list for today:



Canada Geese - 7

Wood Duck - 5

Gadwall - 107

Mallard - 28

Blue-winged Teal - 33

Northern Shoveler - 185

Green-winged Teal - 13

Ring-necked Duck - 55

Hooded Merganser - 7

Pied-billed Grebe - 24

Double-crested Cormorant - 41

Great-blue Heron - 14

Great Egret - 8

Black Vulture - 16

Turkey Vulture - 46

Northern Harrier - 2

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 4

Merlin - 1

King Rail - 3

Virginia Rail - 6

Common Gallinule - 1

American Coot - 412

Killdeer - 7

Greater Yellowlegs - 8

Wilson's Snipe - 32

Rock Pigeon - 2

Mourning Dove - 3

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3

Downy Woodpecker - 2

Northern Flicker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 8

White-eyed Vireo - 1 (new early date for RS by one day.)

Blue Jay - 7

American Crow - 48

Fish Crow - 3

Purple Martin - 9

Tree Swallow - 26

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 1

Cliff Swallow - 2

Barn Swallow - 2

Carolina Chickadee - 8

Tufted Titmouse - 8

Brown Creeper - 1

Carolina Wren - 6

Winter Wren - 2

Sedge Wren - 5

Marsh Wren - 7

Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 7

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1 (new early date by two days.)

Eastern Bluebird - 7

Hermit Thrush - 2

American Robin - 2

Northern Mockingbird - 3

Brown Thrasher - 3

Orange-crowned Warbler - 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 45

Pine Warbler - 7

Black-and-white Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 1

Eastern Towhee - 2

Field Sparrow - 1

Savannah Sparrow - 20

Le Conte's Sparrow - 2

Fox Sparrow - 3

Song Sparrow - 7

Swamp Sparrow - 5

White-throated Sparrow - 8

White-crowned Sparrow - 12

Northern Cardinal - 21

Red-winged Blackbird - 15

Meadowlark species - 8

Common Grackle - 2

Brown-headed Cowbird - 2

American Goldfinch - 3



Odonates:



Fragile Forktail

Common Green Darner

Common Baskettail





Herps:



Red-eared Slider

Spring Peepers - calling







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR




 

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Date: 3/14/17 2:45 pm
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: New photos added to website
OKBirds,

I have uploaded new photos to the beginning of my recent birds gallery
on my website. Some of the species added include Golden-crowned and
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Flicker and Fox
sparrow. Also added are several duck species including canvasback,
Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal and Hooded Merganser. For
those interested see the link below.

http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds

Cheers,

Jim Arterburn

 

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Date: 3/13/17 7:05 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Martins At Last
Yeah, I've kind of been going back and forth about that one. I suspect it
probably has some Snow Goose genes in there somewhere, don't know if it's a
first-generation cross or not though. I may re-label it eventually, bu I'll
have to do some more research.

Bill

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:44 PM, Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn...> wrote:

> Bill,
>
> In looking at your recent gallery I noticed your Ross's Goose photos from
> Sunset Lake in Guymon. To me the bird looks like a Ross's Goose X Snow
> Goose hybrid. The head looks too big and blocky and the bill looks too big
> also and shows a partial grin patch. Just my thoughts on this bird.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jim
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Mar 12, 2017, at 9:15 PM, Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx@GMAIL.
> COM> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> Late this morning, saw four Purple Martins at Lake Yahola, along with more
> Tree and Barn Swallows. Earlier at Oxley, Fish Crows and the continuing
> Trumpeter Swan. Photos of the latter can be found in my Pbase Recent
> gallery here:
> http://www.pbase.com/lctsimages/recent
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.pbase.com_lctsimages_recent&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=G0vLLW7U0hVZKG7CE9dWIpAynaEj5Oo5UiNVIhrjSZA&s=RfDT1LDyyhHJeEToDVrFfULWWKs_hgDylN-w1opGZVQ&e=>
>
> I've also added several more galleries in the last few weeks, with about
> three more left to finish out the bird category (hooray!). For those
> interested in bugs, herps and everything else, there's much more to come.
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
>
>

 

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Date: 3/12/17 7:45 pm
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn...>
Subject: Re: Martins At Last
Bill,

In looking at your recent gallery I noticed your Ross's Goose photos from Sunset Lake in Guymon. To me the bird looks like a Ross's Goose X Snow Goose hybrid. The head looks too big and blocky and the bill looks too big also and shows a partial grin patch. Just my thoughts on this bird.

Cheers,

Jim

Sent from my iPad

> On Mar 12, 2017, at 9:15 PM, Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> Late this morning, saw four Purple Martins at Lake Yahola, along with more Tree and Barn Swallows. Earlier at Oxley, Fish Crows and the continuing Trumpeter Swan. Photos of the latter can be found in my Pbase Recent gallery here:
> http://www.pbase.com/lctsimages/recent
>
> I've also added several more galleries in the last few weeks, with about three more left to finish out the bird category (hooray!). For those interested in bugs, herps and everything else, there's much more to come.
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
>

 

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Date: 3/12/17 7:16 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Martins At Last
Hello All,

Late this morning, saw four Purple Martins at Lake Yahola, along with more
Tree and Barn Swallows. Earlier at Oxley, Fish Crows and the continuing
Trumpeter Swan. Photos of the latter can be found in my Pbase Recent
gallery here:
http://www.pbase.com/lctsimages/recent

I've also added several more galleries in the last few weeks, with about
three more left to finish out the bird category (hooray!). For those
interested in bugs, herps and everything else, there's much more to come.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 3/12/17 12:33 pm
From: Jo <jo.loyd...>
Subject: Tulsa Birders
The Tuesday Morning Birders will meet 7:30 a.m. in the Bass Pro parking lot
in Broken Arrow on the 14th rather than at LaFortune Park in Tulsa. If you
have questions, contact me offline.



Jo Loyd


 

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Date: 3/12/17 9:53 am
From: Steve Schafer <steve...>
Subject: Re: Date guide
A lot of OKBirds posts are getting caught in spam filters. It's not as
bad as it was a few months ago, but it still happens.

-Steve


On Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:58:52 -0500, you wrote:

>Concerning the Oklahoma Birding News page at the ABA site; I monitor the
>OKBirds list using this site but have noticed that some of my bird survey
>posts never make it there. That's why I reposted some of my bird surveys
>last year until someone told me they were seeing them twice and I realized
>that the ABA site was not accurately showing all the posts. Not sure what
>can be done about this. I've noticed this happening recently as well as
>last year at various times.
>
>
>
>David Arbour
>
>De Queen, AR
>
>
>
>
>Subject: Re: Date guide
>Date: Fri Mar 10 2017 13:05 pm
>From: johnkennington AT gmail.com
>
>
>
>
>
>Folks have been reporting. If anyone is ever wondering if they are getting
>all the posts don't forget to check the Oklahoma Birding News page from the
>American Birding Association, which has the last thirty days of OKBirds
>messages on one convenient page: <http://birding.aba.org/maillist/OKThey>
>http://birding.aba.org/maillis... also have the last 30 days of bird reports
>from every state and many countries, a great resource if you are
>traveling.John KenningtonTulsa AudubonOn Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Dan
>Reinking <dan...> wrote:
>
>
>
>The latest edition is the 2014 edition with a Painted Bunting on the cover.
><http://okbirds.org/publications.htmDanFrom:>
>http://okbirds.org/publication... okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU]
>On Behalf Of Dora WebbSent: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:06 PMTo: OKBIRDS AT
>LISTS.OU.EDUSubject: [OKBIRDS] Date guideIs there a newer edition of Date
>Guide To The Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma? Mine is 2009.Also ITm not
>seeing many reports of birds on the list serve. Are most reports going to
>ebird or somewhere else?Dora Webb
>
>
 

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Date: 3/12/17 9:06 am
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
Subject: Re: Brown Thrasher
I had my first on Friday afternoon, and last week I also had my first Dark-eyed Juncos since early November. This is the first time in memory that a first of season Brown Thrasher's arrival coincided with Juncos still on the ground!


Jennifer Kidney

smack dab in the middle of Norman (only a few blocks from Zach)


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Zach DuFran <zdufran...>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:08 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Brown Thrasher

I just saw my FOY Brown Thrasher in central Norman. I don't recall the usual arrival date, but this seems early. I did notice that the Cornell range map shows Brown Thrashers are year round residents just south and east of here.

Zach DuFran
Norman, OK

 

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Date: 3/12/17 8:59 am
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Re: Date guide
Concerning the Oklahoma Birding News page at the ABA site; I monitor the
OKBirds list using this site but have noticed that some of my bird survey
posts never make it there. That's why I reposted some of my bird surveys
last year until someone told me they were seeing them twice and I realized
that the ABA site was not accurately showing all the posts. Not sure what
can be done about this. I've noticed this happening recently as well as
last year at various times.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR




Subject: Re: Date guide
Date: Fri Mar 10 2017 13:05 pm
From: johnkennington AT gmail.com





Folks have been reporting. If anyone is ever wondering if they are getting
all the posts don't forget to check the Oklahoma Birding News page from the
American Birding Association, which has the last thirty days of OKBirds
messages on one convenient page: <http://birding.aba.org/maillist/OKThey>
http://birding.aba.org/maillis... also have the last 30 days of bird reports
from every state and many countries, a great resource if you are
traveling.John KenningtonTulsa AudubonOn Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Dan
Reinking <dan...> wrote:



The latest edition is the 2014 edition with a Painted Bunting on the cover.
<http://okbirds.org/publications.htmDanFrom:>
http://okbirds.org/publication... okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU]
On Behalf Of Dora WebbSent: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:06 PMTo: OKBIRDS AT
LISTS.OU.EDUSubject: [OKBIRDS] Date guideIs there a newer edition of Date
Guide To The Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma? Mine is 2009.Also ITm not
seeing many reports of birds on the list serve. Are most reports going to
ebird or somewhere else?Dora Webb




 

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Date: 3/12/17 8:08 am
From: Zach DuFran <zdufran...>
Subject: Brown Thrasher
I just saw my FOY Brown Thrasher in central Norman. I don't recall the usual arrival date, but this seems early. I did notice that the Cornell range map shows Brown Thrashers are year round residents just south and east of here.

Zach DuFran
Norman, OK
 

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Date: 3/11/17 8:20 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: White-tailed Kite at Davidson Cemetery
I was asked to forward a good bird sighting to this list. Charlie Lyons and
3 other birders from Shreveport, LA found a White-tailed Kite at the
Davidson Cemetery just north of the town of Davidson. This is down in the
southwest part of the state. It was sitting in the only tree there and flew
west/southwest when it flew.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 3/10/17 12:32 pm
From: Dora Webb <owl112...>
Subject: Re: Date guide
Thank you Dan, and others who responded to my question. Dora

From: Dan Reinking
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:10 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: Date guide

The latest edition is the 2014 edition with a Painted Bunting on the cover.

http://okbirds.org/publications.htm

Dan



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Dora Webb
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:06 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Date guide



Is there a newer edition of Date Guide To The Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma? Mine is 2009.



Also I’m not seeing many reports of birds on the list serve. Are most reports going to ebird or somewhere else?

Dora Webb





 

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Date: 3/10/17 11:37 am
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: Re: Date guide
FOY phoebe In the yard this morning

Have fun,
Tom Curtis

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of John Kennington
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 1:05 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: Date guide

Folks have been reporting. If anyone is ever wondering if they are getting all the posts don't forget to check the Oklahoma Birding News page from the American Birding Association, which has the last thirty days of OKBirds messages on one convenient page:

http://birding.aba.org/maillist/OK<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__birding.aba.org_maillist_OK&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=hZk5zlNEpYjz38oCRsY-rZOsCo1oOllRJHmeQz26AMs&s=TRERdjP2ZRrp9x3yp8eJj0nACVoMB-eEjRlOlOn7DOk&e=>

They also have the last 30 days of bird reports from every state and many countries, a great resource if you are traveling.

John Kennington
Tulsa Audubon


On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Dan Reinking <dan...><mailto:<dan...>> wrote:
The latest edition is the 2014 edition with a Painted Bunting on the cover.
http://okbirds.org/publications.htm<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__okbirds.org_publications.htm&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=dmnvPI2Qho3-TTK491aq2C4BW6kmafOYutyNMk50jRo&s=Vrf7AFpFnJygKgAV3sDgI0xGh23a9aDDv145zhcJbDU&e=>
Dan

From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Dora Webb
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:06 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Date guide

Is there a newer edition of Date Guide To The Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma? Mine is 2009.

Also I’m not seeing many reports of birds on the list serve. Are most reports going to ebird or somewhere else?
Dora Webb



 

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Date: 3/10/17 11:05 am
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Re: Date guide
Folks have been reporting. If anyone is ever wondering if they are getting
all the posts don't forget to check the Oklahoma Birding News page from the
American Birding Association, which has the last thirty days of OKBirds
messages on one convenient page:

http://birding.aba.org/maillist/OK

They also have the last 30 days of bird reports from every state and many
countries, a great resource if you are traveling.

John Kennington
Tulsa Audubon


On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Dan Reinking <dan...> wrote:

> The latest edition is the 2014 edition with a Painted Bunting on the cover.
>
> http://okbirds.org/publications.htm
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__okbirds.org_publications.htm&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=dmnvPI2Qho3-TTK491aq2C4BW6kmafOYutyNMk50jRo&s=Vrf7AFpFnJygKgAV3sDgI0xGh23a9aDDv145zhcJbDU&e=>
>
> Dan
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] *On Behalf Of *Dora Webb
> *Sent:* Friday, March 10, 2017 12:06 PM
> *To:* <OKBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* [OKBIRDS] Date guide
>
>
>
> *Is there a newer edition of Date Guide To The Occurrences of Birds in
> Oklahoma? Mine is 2009.*
>
>
>
> *Also I’m not seeing many reports of birds on the list serve. Are most
> reports going to ebird or somewhere else?*
>
> *Dora Webb*
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 3/10/17 10:11 am
From: Dan Reinking <dan...>
Subject: Re: Date guide
The latest edition is the 2014 edition with a Painted Bunting on the cover.

http://okbirds.org/publications.htm

Dan



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Dora Webb
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:06 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Date guide



Is there a newer edition of Date Guide To The Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma? Mine is 2009.



Also I’m not seeing many reports of birds on the list serve. Are most reports going to ebird or somewhere else?

Dora Webb






 

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Date: 3/10/17 10:06 am
From: Dora Webb <owl112...>
Subject: Date guide
Is there a newer edition of Date Guide To The Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma? Mine is 2009.

Also I’m not seeing many reports of birds on the list serve. Are most reports going to ebird or somewhere else?
Dora Webb


 

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Date: 3/9/17 1:23 pm
From: Don Sampson <sampsonsrd...>
Subject: Re: incredible pictures
Very nice! Thanks for sharing

On Mar 9, 2017 1:06 PM, "Curtis, Tom" <tom.curtis...> wrote:

> Check this web site for a couple of incredible bird shots
>
>
>
> http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-31565314
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.bbc.com_news_uk-2Dengland-2Dhampshire-2D31565314&d=DwMFAg&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=e-OKazLvM2JHU2iHOGwH5ztk7sbe7HAGWnyrSM8W-xk&s=GwAs-J5mNE7X8uAcTJezXNHtHaYRnkDiNVhC_Snka0M&e=>
>
>
>
> Have fun,
>
> Tom Curtis
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] *On Behalf Of *docgarland
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 11, 2013 4:25 PM
> *To:* <OKBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* Teal Ridge Wetlands
>
>
>
> Went to Stillwater for a short while late this morning to check the
> camera. Lots (75?) Blue-winged Teal.
>
>
>
> Others:
>
> Mallard
>
> Bufflehead female 1
>
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
>
> Savannah Sparrow
>
> Red-winged Blackbird
>
> TV
>
> Barn Swallows
>
>
>
> Cold wind blowing birding
>
>
>
> Garey Harritt
>
> Guthrie
>

 

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Date: 3/9/17 11:06 am
From: Curtis, Tom <tom.curtis...>
Subject: incredible pictures
Check this web site for a couple of incredible bird shots

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-31565314

Have fun,
Tom Curtis



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of docgarland
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 4:25 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Teal Ridge Wetlands

Went to Stillwater for a short while late this morning to check the camera. Lots (75?) Blue-winged Teal.

Others:
Mallard
Bufflehead female 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Savannah Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
TV
Barn Swallows

Cold wind blowing birding

Garey Harritt
Guthrie

 

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Date: 3/8/17 5:59 pm
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn...>
Subject: Keystone Dam Birds
OKBirds,

Jerry Vanbebber and I refound the first-cycle California Gull first found by Steve Metz on February 27th and seen by me on March 3rd. We also refound the immature Neotropic Cormorant that I first found on March 3rd. We also found an interesting first-cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull. This bird has the tail pattern (partial black tail band with less barring at the base of the outer rectrices) and paler inner primaries of Yellow-legged Gull.

Jim Arterburn
 

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Date: 3/7/17 6:58 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Copan Wildlife Area on 3-7-2017.
Hello All,

Janet Young and I went up to Copan Wildlife Area this morning. We spent most of the time at the Bois D'arc Wetlands. The was good shorebird habitat and there were some shorebirds. We also stopped briefly at the Tallgrass Wetlands, but there was too much water. Highlights included:

Killdeer-50+

Greater Yellowlegs-6

Lesser Yellowlegs-2

Pectoral Sandpiper-4

Long-billed Dowitcher-2

Bewick's Wren-1

American Pipit-Several

Rusty Blackbird-Several


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



 

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Date: 3/7/17 5:42 pm
From: Ingold, James <James.Ingold...>
Subject: Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
A friend has them in Texarkana

Jim Ingold
Shreveport


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 7, 2017, at 7:28 PM, Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...><mailto:<cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>> wrote:

I saw a post on Texbirds from someone who reported seeing 12 Martins near College Station on February 4. They stated that was the earliest they had seen them since they had been keeping records, so who knows? Keep watching....

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 9:27 AM, Dorothy <deb0126...><mailto:<deb0126...>> wrote:

There were 2 or 3 checking out my new martin house this morning. I'm in Johnston County between Tishomingo and Sulphur.


Dorothy E. Bradley


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>> on behalf of David Arbour <arbour...><mailto:<arbour...>>
Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:28 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Where are the Purple Martins?


They are 3 weeks over due here in the SE.



David


 

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Date: 3/7/17 5:30 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
I saw a post on Texbirds from someone who reported seeing 12 Martins near
College Station on February 4. They stated that was the earliest they had
seen them since they had been keeping records, so who knows? Keep
watching....

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 9:27 AM, Dorothy <deb0126...> wrote:

> There were 2 or 3 checking out my new martin house this morning. I'm in
> Johnston County between Tishomingo and Sulphur.
>
>
> Dorothy E. Bradley
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of David Arbour <
> <arbour...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:28 AM
> *To:* <OKBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* [OKBIRDS] Where are the Purple Martins?
>
>
> They are 3 weeks over due here in the SE.
>
>
>
> David
>

 

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Date: 3/7/17 7:40 am
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Woodcocks
A heads up to all who missed the timberdoodles on Saturday; this evening
shows the lightest winds predicted for the next several days. Might be a
good night to get back out there if you can.
Larry Mays

 

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Date: 3/7/17 7:28 am
From: Dorothy <deb0126...>
Subject: Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
There were 2 or 3 checking out my new martin house this morning. I'm in Johnston County between Tishomingo and Sulphur.


Dorothy E. Bradley


________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of David Arbour <arbour...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:28 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Where are the Purple Martins?


They are 3 weeks over due here in the SE.



David

 

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Date: 3/7/17 6:36 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
Purple Martins have been declining for over 50 years and it may be to the
point that people notice that what has always been expected is not
happening. The scouts usually arrive in mid February.

Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs



They are 3 weeks over due here in the SE.
>
>
>
> David
>
>
 

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Date: 3/7/17 6:14 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
No Tree Swallows or Purple Martins in Durant, but did see a Barn Swallow last Friday. Doug.


From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of David Arbour
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:28 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Where are the Purple Martins?

They are 3 weeks over due here in the SE.

David

 

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Date: 3/7/17 6:14 am
From: Terry Mitchell <terry...>
Subject: Re: Where are the Purple Martins?
I’ve seen Tree Swallows and Barn in Tulsa but no Martins.



Terry Mitchell

Plastic Engineering

918-622-9660



*From:* okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] *On Behalf Of *David Arbour
*Sent:* Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:28 AM
*To:* <OKBIRDS...>
*Subject:* Where are the Purple Martins?



They are 3 weeks over due here in the SE.



David

 

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Date: 3/7/17 3:28 am
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Where are the Purple Martins?
They are 3 weeks over due here in the SE.



David


 

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Date: 3/5/17 7:14 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: More New Arrivals
Hello All,

Saturday afternoon, saw Tree and Barn Swallows at Lake Yahola (no Martins
yet). Also saw Ruddy Ducks in the AM. Something slightly unusual, a
Loggerhead Shrike on the west side of the Mohawk Park golf course.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 3/5/17 7:37 am
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: woodcocks and fish crows
Yesterday evening, OKC Audubon had their annual field trip
to look for Woodcocks at Lake Stanley Draper. Approximately 23 birders
showed

up for the event.



I took about a dozen birders to the Point 6 field about a
mile north of the marina on the west side of the lake. Nadine stayed with
the rest of

the group at the equestrian field along Stanley Draper Drive
just east of Midwest Blvd.



Alas, with the wind, clouds and mist, this was an evening
the birds were uncooperative. My group at Pt 6 neither heard nor saw any
woodcocks.

Nadine heard just a brief snippet of twittering display song
at her location.



My group had very few birds period. We saw no birds. We
heard Canada Goose, Killdeer, and Great Horned Owl. We also heard some
Chorus Frogs.

Nadine's group briefly heard the screech of a Barn Owl and
about the same birds we had.



All in all, it was an evening of negative data. Most of us
enjoyed a nice meal at Lupe's before heading out to the lake. hopefully
people enjoyed the

evening in spite of the lack of woodcocks.



After not seeing or hearing Fish Crows all winter, I have
seen and heard several of them the past few days at our Midwest City home.
Evidently,

the crows are moving around with the warm springlike
weather.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 3/3/17 10:18 am
From: Nettie Martin <nmmartin...>
Subject: Magpies
McIntosh county resident reported 4 magpies seen Wed 3-2-17.  Nettie     Did anyone else spot them?
 

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Date: 3/3/17 6:32 am
From: Mark Glenshaw <mglenshaw...>
Subject: No Sighting, Great Horned Owl Lecture, Joplin, MO, Thursday, March 9
Morning, all.

Next Thursday, March 9 I am returning to the Ozark Gateway Audubon Society
in Joplin, MO to present a free, all-ages, open to the public lecture about
the Great Horned Owls I have studied since 2005 in Forest Park in St.
Louis, MO.

This talk, "Forest Park Owls: Mating, Nesting and Owlets", will share what
I have been able to observe and document including: mating, nest selection,
feeding of the owlets, fledging and gradual maturation of owlets, and the
dispersal of the owlets with photos and videos to illustrate these
behaviors.

Here are the details:

"Forest Park Owls: Mating, Nesting and Owlets"
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00pm
Ozark Gateway Audubon Society
Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center
201 W. Riviera Drive
Joplin, MO 64804
(417) 782-6287

I hope to see you there-thank you!

Sincerely,
Mark

Mark H.X. Glenshaw
Forest Park Owls
http://forestparkowls.blogspot.com/
<mglenshaw...>
@forestparkowls <https://twitter.com/forestparkowls>

 

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Date: 3/2/17 8:02 pm
From: O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
Subject: Re: Picker Vickery, 1949-2017 (Off topic, not from from Okla)
Thank you, John. Sad news at the passing of a first-rate ornithologist!
~tim


On Mar 2, 2017, at 8:04 PM, John Kennington <johnkennington...><mailto:<johnkennington...>> wrote:

This is a bit far afield from Oklahoma, but a few of you may have known or know of Peter Vickery, one of the titans of Maine/New England birding. Here is a remembrance of Peter by Jan Pierson, from the Maine Birds listserve.


From: Maine-birds <maine-birds...><mailto:<maine-birds...>> on behalf of Jan Pierson
<jpierson...><mailto:<jpierson...>>
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:27 AM
To: Maine-birds <maine-birds...><mailto:<maine-birds...>>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Peter Vickery, 1949-2017

Dear all:

Peter Vickery died early Tuesday morning, at his home in Richmond and with
his wife, Barbara, at his side. Although diagnosed with esophageal cancer in
September 2015, Peter was able to manage his illness remarkably well, and
with a spirit and optimism that have both inspired and sustained those who
loved him. As recently as last week, he was making plans to visit Matinicus
Rock in June.

Readers of this listserv are familiar with Peter from his many posts here
over the years, and hundreds of you know him personally‹as birding
acquaintances, field trip participants, co-leaders, CBC counters,
colleagues, co-authors, and close friends. I can hear Peter's voice in my
ear as I write this, and so I want to share a few thoughts.

My wife, Liz, and I met Peter in the late 1970s while birding on Monhegan.
We were complete newbies, full of energy and ignorance, while Peter was
already an accomplished and experienced birder. He was leading a group, and
our interactions were brief. He was seeing some pretty cool stuff, and we
didn't have much to offer in return. You can imagine our amazement when he
pulled the head of a freshly dead Sora from his pocket! He¹d watched the
bird fall prey to a cat, and in Peter's hands its remains were now a
teaching tool.

Over the next 10 years or so, we would run into Peter intermittently at
Scarborough Marsh, Popham, the Kennebunk Plains, Biddeford Pool, or
elsewhere our birding paths crossed. For the most part, though, Peter on the
one hand and Liz and I on the other existed in separate orbits, in large
part because we lived in different parts of the state. Liz and I learned
much about birds in Maine and elsewhere in that period, but little about
Peter.

In 1981 Liz (mostly) and I co-authored A Birder's Guide to the Coast of
Maine‹limited to the coast because, well, there was still a big chunk of the
state with which we had little experience. The book was carried by a lot of
birders for many years, but I imagine Peter (though he never expressed it to
us) might have been thinking we'd written from a relative paucity of
experience and limited data points. He would've been right.

The 1990s arrived, the little coastal Birder's Guide was getting long in the
tooth, and Liz and I began to ponder an update, one that would cover the
whole state. We put feelers out to birders around Maine for preliminary
information and suggestions, including Peter. One day out of the blue Peter
called and asked if he could come over. He appeared carrying a box, and he
offered its contents for our use, no strings attached. ³It's all yours," he
said. Inside were several hundred typed pages of detailed and nearly
complete descriptions for dozens of birding sites around the state, clearly
compiled from a continuing effort on his part that had spanned a decade, if
not two. It was a remarkable gesture, representing months of fieldwork and
research we wouldn¹t have to do.

That gesture on Peter's part opened the door to our relationship, ensuring
success of our nascent book project, which the three of us published in 1996
as A Birder's Guide to Maine. It was a revelation of a generosity of spirit
on Peter's part that Liz and I would see again and again over the next 25
years, from birding to work to family interactions with him and Barbara and
their sons, Gabe and Simon.

Peter loved birds, and they were woven, inseparably and on a daily basis,
into his life and his soul. I hold the joy of reminiscing over innumerable
early mornings and long days with Peter in search of avian delights and
discoveries: around the Ice Pond on Monhegan, on countless Maine Audubon
fall pelagics, while scanning through peeps at Popham, when standing
calf-deep in water at Scarborough Marsh, floating downwind of a waft of
guano off Matinicus Rock or Eastern Egg, doing our dawn-to-dusk Maine
Audubon Big Days, admiring the wash on the breast of a wispy-tailed Roseate
Tern, freezing our tails off scanning for Dovekies from Cape Small (sharing
some homemade eggnog as the reward), and walking the shore at his and
Barbara's beloved Seawall Beach.

This love of Peter's never waned, even if it required, in the past year, a
brief nap on the deck when we were out on the Friendship V or the Hardy III,
or a snooze beside me in the car on a long drive. For many years now, Peter
has always come to mind when a raptor's silhouette has passed overhead along
I-95‹he would never have missed it‹or when passing an exit we've taken or a
birding site we have visited many times together. These and many other fond
memories will remain with me always‹indelible, invaluable gifts from Peter.
Jan Pierson


--
Maine birds mailing list
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Date: 3/2/17 6:05 pm
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Picker Vickery, 1949-2017 (Off topic, not from from Okla)
This is a bit far afield from Oklahoma, but a few of you may have known or
know of Peter Vickery, one of the titans of Maine/New England birding. Here
is a remembrance of Peter by Jan Pierson, from the Maine Birds listserve.


From: Maine-birds <maine-birds...> on behalf of Jan Pierson
<jpierson...>
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:27 AM
To: Maine-birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Peter Vickery, 1949-2017

Dear all:

Peter Vickery died early Tuesday morning, at his home in Richmond and with
his wife, Barbara, at his side. Although diagnosed with esophageal cancer in
September 2015, Peter was able to manage his illness remarkably well, and
with a spirit and optimism that have both inspired and sustained those who
loved him. As recently as last week, he was making plans to visit Matinicus
Rock in June.

Readers of this listserv are familiar with Peter from his many posts here
over the years, and hundreds of you know him personally‹as birding
acquaintances, field trip participants, co-leaders, CBC counters,
colleagues, co-authors, and close friends. I can hear Peter's voice in my
ear as I write this, and so I want to share a few thoughts.

My wife, Liz, and I met Peter in the late 1970s while birding on Monhegan.
We were complete newbies, full of energy and ignorance, while Peter was
already an accomplished and experienced birder. He was leading a group, and
our interactions were brief. He was seeing some pretty cool stuff, and we
didn't have much to offer in return. You can imagine our amazement when he
pulled the head of a freshly dead Sora from his pocket! He¹d watched the
bird fall prey to a cat, and in Peter's hands its remains were now a
teaching tool.

Over the next 10 years or so, we would run into Peter intermittently at
Scarborough Marsh, Popham, the Kennebunk Plains, Biddeford Pool, or
elsewhere our birding paths crossed. For the most part, though, Peter on the
one hand and Liz and I on the other existed in separate orbits, in large
part because we lived in different parts of the state. Liz and I learned
much about birds in Maine and elsewhere in that period, but little about
Peter.

In 1981 Liz (mostly) and I co-authored A Birder's Guide to the Coast of
Maine‹limited to the coast because, well, there was still a big chunk of the
state with which we had little experience. The book was carried by a lot of
birders for many years, but I imagine Peter (though he never expressed it to
us) might have been thinking we'd written from a relative paucity of
experience and limited data points. He would've been right.

The 1990s arrived, the little coastal Birder's Guide was getting long in the
tooth, and Liz and I began to ponder an update, one that would cover the
whole state. We put feelers out to birders around Maine for preliminary
information and suggestions, including Peter. One day out of the blue Peter
called and asked if he could come over. He appeared carrying a box, and he
offered its contents for our use, no strings attached. ³It's all yours," he
said. Inside were several hundred typed pages of detailed and nearly
complete descriptions for dozens of birding sites around the state, clearly
compiled from a continuing effort on his part that had spanned a decade, if
not two. It was a remarkable gesture, representing months of fieldwork and
research we wouldn¹t have to do.

That gesture on Peter's part opened the door to our relationship, ensuring
success of our nascent book project, which the three of us published in 1996
as A Birder's Guide to Maine. It was a revelation of a generosity of spirit
on Peter's part that Liz and I would see again and again over the next 25
years, from birding to work to family interactions with him and Barbara and
their sons, Gabe and Simon.

Peter loved birds, and they were woven, inseparably and on a daily basis,
into his life and his soul. I hold the joy of reminiscing over innumerable
early mornings and long days with Peter in search of avian delights and
discoveries: around the Ice Pond on Monhegan, on countless Maine Audubon
fall pelagics, while scanning through peeps at Popham, when standing
calf-deep in water at Scarborough Marsh, floating downwind of a waft of
guano off Matinicus Rock or Eastern Egg, doing our dawn-to-dusk Maine
Audubon Big Days, admiring the wash on the breast of a wispy-tailed Roseate
Tern, freezing our tails off scanning for Dovekies from Cape Small (sharing
some homemade eggnog as the reward), and walking the shore at his and
Barbara's beloved Seawall Beach.

This love of Peter's never waned, even if it required, in the past year, a
brief nap on the deck when we were out on the Friendship V or the Hardy III,
or a snooze beside me in the car on a long drive. For many years now, Peter
has always come to mind when a raptor's silhouette has passed overhead along
I-95‹he would never have missed it‹or when passing an exit we've taken or a
birding site we have visited many times together. These and many other fond
memories will remain with me always‹indelible, invaluable gifts from Peter.
Jan Pierson


--
Maine birds mailing list
<maine-birds...>
http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds
https://sites.google.com/site/birding207

 

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Date: 3/2/17 12:49 pm
From: ok_forbs <ok_forbs...>
Subject: Early Bat
Paul's post on the Ks. Bird List Server, about his early Big Brown Bat sighting, reminds me of an early season bat seen in the Gyp Hills of Oklahoma, 30 plus years ago. A group of us from the Sedgwick Co. Zoo were camping about 30 miles south of Waynoka at a roadside park in Major County. It was a cold night at about this time of year, when a red flying object was seen.

It was dusk, and my first impression was a small red bird, perhaps a Vermilion Flycatcher; then I realized it was a bat. Because of the brightness of the red, it had to be a male Red Bat. It left a lasting impression on me.

"The track of country over which we passed is stocked, not only with buffaloes, but numerous bands of wild horses, many of which we saw every day. The wild horse of these regions is a small, but very powerful animal; ... undoubtedly, it has sprung from a stock introduced by the Spaniards."
~ George Catlin 1834 - This quote was likely made while he was traveling through southwest Oklahoma.


Eddie Stegall
<Ok_Forbs...>
Wichita, Ks.
 

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Date: 3/2/17 8:51 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: New Arrivals
Hello All,

This morning at Oxley, saw 10 Blue-Winged Teal on Lake Sherry.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 3/1/17 4:59 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: OKC Audubon woodcock trip/Saturday March 4th
We will have our nearly annual Woodcock field trip this
Saturday. We will meet for dinner at around 5-5:15PM at Lupes Mexican
Restaurant at

1000 South Douglas. If you dont join us for dinner, meet in
the Lupes parking lot at 5:45PM or you can go directly to the viewing area.
The field,

referred to as the equestrian field, is located
approximately mile east of the intersection of Midwest Blvd and Stanley
Draper Drive on the

northwest corner of Lake Stanley Draper. This area is about
1 mile north of the marina on the west side of the lake.



please let me know if you plan to attend the event and if
you will join us for dinner. My email is <j.woodard...> and my phone is

405-365-5685. thanks.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK






 

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Date: 3/1/17 1:09 pm
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Resend: Tulsa Audubon - Chip Taylor, Recorder's Annual Report
My apologies, I earlier forwarded the version with graphics, making it
difficult to read on OKBirds.


*President's Notes*

We have lots going on this week! On Wed. March 1st at 5:00 p.m. is a Tulsa
City Council meeting about the potential sale of part of Helmerich Park.
Details are below.

On Saturday, March 4th Tulsa Audubon is bringing Dr. Chip Taylor of Monarch
Watch to the Tulsa area. Details are below, but if you have any interest in
Monarch Butterflies, or in encouraging other pollinators, you don't want to
miss his free presentation this Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday, March 5th is a planting and cleanup day at our Flycatcher Trail
Demonstration Garden, see below for details. We need lots of help that day!

Finally, on Wednesday. March 8, is an After Work Beginning Birding Walk.
All ages and skill levels welcome for a short walk. Meet at 4:30 pm at Ray
Harral Nature Center, 7101 S. 3rd St in Broken Arrow (On 121st between Elm
and Lynn Lane).

John Kennington

*Recorder's Annual Repor*t
I encourage anyone interested in birds (and I think that that is all of us)
to read TAS Recorder Paul Ribitzki's 2016 annual Recorder's Report is now
available. It is a summary of the birds seen in Tulsa County in 2016. Paul
includes the first and last dates reported, the number of field reports per
season, the number of individuals per season, the total number of reports,
and the total number of individuals. Paul also includes a very handy
color-coded chart showing each species abundance per season. Paul compares
the birds in seen in 2016 to those seen in 2015. Notable absences in 2016
include birds Eastern Whip-poor-will and Ferruginous Hawk.


*Monarchs and Pollinators: The Need For Habitat Restoration *
*Free Presentation by Dr. Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch *
Sat. March 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Broken Arrow High School - Media Center
1901 E. Albany St. Broken Arrow, OK

Dr. Chip Taylor is Founder & Director of Monarch Watch; Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas,
Lawrence.

See www.tulsaaudubon.org for more info and a mao tot he Borken Arrow High
School Media Center.


*Helmerich Park Hearing Wed. March 1st 5:00 p.m*.
As you have likely heard on the news the City is contemplating selling a
portion of Helmerich Park for retail development, specifically an REI
store. There are many things wrong with this proposal. It was started in
the Bartlett administration as a ultra-sweetheart deal with a Dallas
developer and done in secret to avoid public input. Once word of this got
out many citizens came forward to oppose it, and a lawsuit was filed (which
is still in court), led by ex-mayor Terry Young. To its credit, the Bynum
administration has sought to bring this possible transaction into the light
and is seeking the public's input.

Unfortunately, the revised proposal still involves selling part of the
park. For much more information on this issue, see:

https://www.facebook.com/SaveHelmerichPark

Tulsa Audubon strongly opposes the sale of any city parkland. One of
Tulsa's "crown jewels" is the east bank of the Arkansas River, which is a
continuous stretch of green space. Besides the human value, Helmerich Park
is a key part of this Arkansas River green space that provides valuable
habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Helmerich Park is where we hold our
annual Eagle Days, to observe Bald Eagles along the Arkansas River.

The next City Council meeting where this will likely be voted on is
scheduled for Wednesday, March 1st at 5:00 p.m. at the Tulsa City Hall, One
Technology Center. We encourage everyone to be present and consider adding
your voice to support the preservation of the park. Be sure to also contact
your counselor before the meeting to share your concern.

 

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Date: 3/1/17 12:51 pm
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Tulsa Audubon - Monarch Watch's Dr. Chip Taylor, Helmerich Park
Dr. Chip Taylor on Sat., Helmerich Park Mtg Wed.
View this email in your browser
<http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=50db1e1402cfe8f3af07c3fc3&id=5ce826f965&e=d85683b2f3>

*President's Notes*
We have lots going on this week! On Wed. March 1st at 5:00 p.m. is a Tulsa
City Council meeting about the potential sale of part of Helmerich Park.
Details are below.

On Saturday, March 4th Tulsa Audubon is bringing Dr. Chip Taylor of Monarch
Watch to the Tulsa area. Details are below, but if you have any interest in
Monarch Butterflies, or in encouraging other pollinators, you don't want to
miss his free presentation this Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday, March 5th is a planting and cleanup day at our Flycatcher Trail
Demonstration Garden, see below for details. We need lots of help that day!

Finally, on Wednesday. March 8, is an After Work Beginning Birding Walk.
All ages and skill levels welcome for a short walk. Meet at 4:30 pm at Ray
Harral Nature Center, 7101 S. 3rd St in Broken Arrow (On 121st between Elm
and Lynn Lane).

------------------------------
*Helmerich Park Hearing Wed. March 1st 5:00 p.m.*
As you have likely heard on the news the City is contemplating selling a
portion of Helmerich Park for retail development, specifically an REI
store. There are many things wrong with this proposal. It was started in
the Bartlett administration as a ultra-sweetheart deal with a Dallas
developer and done in secret to avoid public input. Once word of this got
out many citizens came forward to oppose it, and a lawsuit was filed (which
is still in court), led by ex-mayor Terry Young. To its credit, the Bynum
administration has sought to bring this possible transaction into the light
and is seeking the public's input.

Unfortunately, the revised proposal still involves selling part of the
park. For much more information on this issue, see:

https://www.facebook.com/SaveHelmerichPark

Tulsa Audubon strongly opposes the sale of any city parkland. One of
Tulsa's "crown jewels" is the east bank of the Arkansas River, which is a
continuous stretch of green space. Besides the human value, Helmerich Park
is a key part of this Arkansas River green space that provides valuable
habitat for all kinds of wildlife. Helmerich Park is where we hold our
annual Eagle Days, to observe Bald Eagles along the Arkansas River.

The next City Council meeting where this will likely be voted on is
scheduled for Wednesday, March 1st at 5:00 p.m. at the Tulsa City Hall, One
Technology Center. We encourage everyone to be present and consider adding
your voice to support the preservation of the park. Be sure to also contact
your counselor before the meeting to share your concern.

------------------------------




*Monarchs and Pollinators: The Need For Habitat Restoration Free
Presentation by Dr. Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch Sat. March 4, 2017, 2:00
p.m. Broken Arrow High School - Media Center 1901 E. Albany St. Broken
Arrow, OK*

------------------------------



------------------------------
*Recorder's Annual Report*

I encourage anyone interested in birds (and I think that that is all of us)
to read TAS Recorder Paul Ribitzki's 2016 annual Recorder's Report
<http://tulsaaudubon.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=50db1e1402cfe8f3af07c3fc3&id=ca9fc4f294&e=d85683b2f3>
is now available. It is a summary of the birds seen in Tulsa County in
2016. Paul includes the first and last dates reported, the number of field
reports per season, the number of individuals per season, the total number
of reports, and the total number of individuals. Paul also includes a very
handy color-coded chart showing each species abundance per season. Paul
compares the birds in seen in 2016 to those seen in 2015. Notable absences
in 2016 include birds Eastern Whip-poor-will and Ferruginous Hawk.
------------------------------
*Beginning Birding Class*
*03/23/2017 - 04/27/2017*

Our own Todd Humphrey is teaching a Jenks Community Education class called
All About Birds. The class is Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00, from 3/23
to 4/27.

This course is designed for bird lovers to learn more about the birds of
Oklahoma. Explore some of the science about birds including the different
groups of birds, habitat needs, bird behavior and bird conservation topics.
Learn how to use binoculars, field guides and the latest on-line technology
related to birding. The class includes six classroom nights and two field
trips to local birding “hot spots” that will help you to fully enjoy the
birds living all around us. For more information or to register, visit:

https://www.jenkscommunityed.com/class-calendar&a=view&class_id=99#
<http://tulsaaudubon.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50db1e1402cfe8f3af07c3fc3&id=9fb851d730&e=d85683b2f3>

------------------------------

*TAS On Facebook*

If you have not done so, become a friend of TAS on Facebook
<http://tulsaaudubon.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50db1e1402cfe8f3af07c3fc3&id=9a1469ca40&e=d85683b2f3>
and keep up with the latest TAS news. Please feel free to post info of
interest to Audubon members, and if you are at any of our TAS events share
your own photos, notes, observations, etc.
------------------------------


John Kennington, President
918-809-6325 <(918)%20809-6325>
email: <johnkennington...>
web:www.tulsaaudubon.org
<http://tulsaaudubon.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50db1e1402cfe8f3af07c3fc3&id=919a28b48d&e=d85683b2f3>

 

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Date: 3/1/17 10:14 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Mar 1, 2017
Hi All, second portion of the field trip. Nice to see pair of Rusty Blackbirds near the Sandy Creek bridge. Looks like most of the ducks/geese have cleared out, at least temporarily. Doug.


-----Original Message-----
From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 12:10 PM
To: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Mar 1, 2017

Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Johnston, Oklahoma, US Mar 1, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Ornithology class optional field trip.
53 species

Snow Goose 5
Canada Goose 3
Wood Duck 15
Gadwall 12
Mallard 7
Northern Pintail 5
Green-winged Teal 7
Ring-necked Duck 1
Common Goldeneye 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Black Vulture 8
Turkey Vulture 14
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 6
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Coot 28
Killdeer 4
Ring-billed Gull 5
Forster's Tern 3
Mourning Dove 32
Greater Roadrunner 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 9
Blue Jay 14
American Crow 10
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 8
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 9
Northern Mockingbird 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 9
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Harris's Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 13
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 17
Red-winged Blackbird 24
Rusty Blackbird 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34897314

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 3/1/17 10:13 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Millburn Sewage Lagoons, Mar 1, 2017
Hi All. Quick trip with some Orn students this morning Sora was still present. Blue-winged Teal new for the year. No Cinnamons yet. Doug.


-----Original Message-----
From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 12:04 PM
To: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: eBird Report - Millburn Sewage Lagoons, Mar 1, 2017

Millburn Sewage Lagoons, Johnston, Oklahoma, US Mar 1, 2017 7:50 AM - 8:05 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Optional ornithology class field trip.
28 species

Canada Goose 2
Gadwall 16
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 21
Green-winged Teal 6
Bufflehead 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 1 Heard calling. Previously recorded in December and January in same location.
Killdeer 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Savannah Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 3
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34897193

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 3/1/17 9:16 am
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte...>
Subject: March Migration Report
Dear OKBirders,



Here is the list of March Arrivals:



Mottled Duck March 14 - Rare in S.
McCurtain Co. only

Blue-winged Teal March 14 - PAN

Cinnamon Teal March 1 - PAN

Anhinga March 24 - S.
McCurtain Co. only

American Bittern March 26 - ALL

Great Egret March 12 - PAN, NW

Snowy Egret March 27 - ALL

Little Blue Heron March 27 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE
and March 12 - SE

Cattle Egret March 20 - NW, SW, C,
SC, NE, SE and Texas and Beaver Cos. Only in PAN

Black-crowned Night-Heron March 15 - NW, SW, C, NE

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron March 23 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

White Ibis March 20 - SE

Eared Grebe March 26 - PAN, NW, C, SC,
NE, SE

Neotropic Cormorant March 24 - S. McCurtain Co only

Swainson's Hawk March 25 - ALL

King Rail March 10 - NW, SW,
C, SC, NE, SE

Sora March 26 - PAN,
NW, SW, C, SC, NE

Osprey March 27 - ALL

Solitary Sandpiper March 24 - ALL

Greater Yellowlegs March 30 - PAN

Lesser Yellowlegs March 30 - PAN and March 20 -
NW, C, SC, NE

Upland Sandpiper March 26 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Long-billed Curlew March 22 - PAN Cimarron and
Texas Cos. Only, NW, SW, C, SC

Stilt Sandpiper March 25 - ALL

Common Moorhen March 24 - SE Rare in Bryan, Choctaw,
S. McCurtain Co

Black-necked Stilt March 19 - NW, SW, C
Kingfisher Co only

American Avocet March 16 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE
east to Nowata, Rogers, Wagoner and Muskogee Cos. Only, SE east to
Pittsburg, Atoka and McCurtain Cos. Only

American Golden-Plover March 5 - NW,SW,C, SC, NE, SE

Snowy Plover March 14 - PAN, NW, SW and
March 16 - C, SC, NE

Mountain Plover March 26 - PAN rare in Cimarron
Co. only

Franklin's Gull March 1 - ALL

Forster's Tern March 25 - PAN, NW, SW

Baird's Sandpiper March 1 - ALL

Least Sandpiper March 26 - PAN

Pectoral Sandpiper March 1 - ALL

Semipalmated Sandpiper March 24 - ALL

Western Sandpiper March 29 - ALL

Long-billed Dowitcher March 14 - PAN, NW, C, NE

Wilson's Phalarope March 25 - ALL

Chimney Swift March 28 - ALL

Ruby-throated Hummingbird March 28 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Black-chinned Hummingbird March 29 - NW north to Blaine, Dewey and
Roger Mills cos, SW, C east to Logan, Oklahoma and Cleveland Cos, SC rare in
Stephens and Jefferson cos only

Peregrine Falcon March 24 - ALL

Eastern Phoebe March 18 - PAN and March 7 -
NW

Say's Phoebe March 26 - PAN and March 20
- NW, SW

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher March 22 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

White-eyed Vireo March 18 - NW west to Alfalfa,
Major and Blaine cos only, SW Caddo, Comanche and Cotton cos only, C, SC,
NE, SE

Yellow-throated Vireo March 25 - C west to Payne, Oklahoma
and Cleveland cos only, SC Pontotoc and Johnston cos only, NE, SE

Tree Swallow March 20 - SW, C

Northern Rough-winged Swallow March 10 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Cliff Swallow March 14 - NW, SW, C, SC,
NE, SE

Barn Swallow March 27 - PAN and March 9
- NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher March 19 - ALL

Louisiana Waterthrush March 15 - NW Major, Dewey and Blain
cos only, SW Caddo and Comanche cos only, C, SC, NE, SE

Black-and-white Warbler March 12 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Northern Parula March 18 - NW rare west to
Alfalfa and Blaine cos only, SW rare in Comanche co only, C west to Logan,
Oklahoma and Cleveland cos only, SC, NE, SE

Yellow-throated Warbler March 20 - C west to Payne, Lincoln and
Cleveland Cos only, SC west to Pontotoc, Murray, Johnston and Love cos only,
NE, SE

Chipping Sparrow March 28 - PAN, NW

Vesper Sparrow March 22 - PAN and March 14 -
NW, C, NE

Lark Sparrow March 18 - NW, SW, C, SC,
NE, SE

Grasshopper Sparrow March 27 - NW, C, NE

Yellow-headed Blackbird March 1 - PAN, NW, SW, C, SC, NE

Great-tailed Grackle March 15 - PAN



Here are the March departures:



White-winged Scoter March 28 - C, NE

Black Scoter March 21 - NE

Long-tailed Duck March 27 - PAN, NW, SW, C, SC,
NE

Trumpeter Swan March 10 - NW, SW, C, NE

Tundra Swan March 13 - ALL

Ferruginous Hawk March 25 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
- Rare east to Washington, Tulsa and Okmulgee Cos. Only

Rough-legged Hawk March 20 - SW, C

Golden Eagle March 20 - PAN, NW, SW, SC,
NE, SE - Rare in Kay and Noble Cos. East to Washington Co; rare in Sequoyah
Co.

Yellow Rail March 1 - Rare in S.
McCurtain Co. only

Little Gull March 27 - C, SC, NE

Thayer's Gull March 24 - NW, C, NE, SE
rare in Le Flore Co. only

Lesser Black-backed Gull March 16 - C rare in Canadian and
Oklahoma Cos. Only, NE rare in Tulsa Co. only

Glaucous Gull March 9 - NW, C, NE

American Woodcock March 1 - NW, SW, C, SC

Prairie Falcon March 28 - ALL

Northern Shrike March 3 - PAN

Steller's Jay March 15 - PAN rare in
northwest Cimarron Co only

White-breasted Nuthatch March 1 - PAN rare in Cimarron Co only

Sage Thrasher March 3 - SW rare in Harmon,
Greer, Jackson, Kiowa and Comanche cos only

Lapland Longspur March 10 - ALL

Smith's Longspur March 20 - SW rare in Comanche
Co only, C, NE

American Tree Sparrow March 20 - PAN, NW and March 14 - C, NE
and March 1 - SW

Rusty Blackbird March 28 - NW, SW, C, SC,
NE, SE

Cassin's Finch March 3 - PAN rare in
Cimarron Co only



The information presented here comes from The Oklahoma Bird Records
Committee of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society, which publishes a Date
Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma. This booklet divides Oklahoma
into 7 geographic regions, and lists the normal dates of occurrence for each
Oklahoma bird species within each region. Observers are urged to report
unusual species, or birds out of date or out of normal range in Oklahoma,
based on the information given in this publication.



The Oklahoma Ornithological Society and Oklahoma Bird Records Committee web
site, http://www.okbirds.org/, includes ordering information for the Date
Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, information on documenting
significant records, documentation forms, instructions, and a searchable
database for Oklahoma bird migration information. Birders are cordially
invited to join the Oklahoma Ornithological Society.



Happy birding!

Pat Velte

<pvelte...>

Oklahoma City, OK






 

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Date: 2/26/17 7:43 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 22 (belated report)
Due to computer problems this report is late. Last Wednesday I did the bird
survey at Red Slough and found 75 species. Weather was clear and warm.
Here is my list for that day:



Snow Geese - 20

Canada Geese - 4

Wood Duck - 8

Gadwall - 163

Mallard - 86

Blue-winged Teal - 2

Northern Shoveler - 159

Northern Pintail - 24

Green-winged Teal - 10

Canvasback - 42

Ring-necked Duck - 105

Bufflehead - 16

Hooded Merganser - 7

Ruddy Duck - 1

Pied-billed Grebe - 11

American White Pelican - 23

Double-crested Cormorant - 6

Anhinga - 1

Great-blue Heron - 13

Great Egret - 1

Black Vulture - 7

Turkey Vulture - 30

Bald Eagle - 1

Northern Harrier - 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 7

American Kestrel - 1

King Rail - 3

Virginia Rail - 8

American Coot - 450

Greater Yellowlegs - 2

Wilson's Snipe - 33

Rock Pigeon - 2

Eurasian Collared-Dove - 1

Mourning Dove - 7

Belted Kingfisher - 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 6

Downy Woodpecker - 3

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Northern Flicker - 12

Pileated Woodpecker - 4

Eastern Phoebe - 7

Blue Jay - 3

American Crow - 12

Fish Crow - 6

Tree Swallow - 9

Carolina Chickadee - 9

Tufted Titmouse - 4

Carolina Wren - 12

House Wren - 1

Winter Wren - 1

Sedge Wren - 6

Marsh Wren - 10

Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4

Eastern Bluebird - 3

Northern Mockingbird - 1

Brown Thrasher - 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 10

Pine Warbler - 3

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Eastern Towhee - 2

Savannah Sparrow - 2

Fox Sparrow - 1

Song Sparrow - 15

Swamp Sparrow - 5

White-throated Sparrow - 5

White-crowned Sparrow - 2

Northern Cardinal - 12

Red-winged Blackbird - 13

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Rusty Blackbird - 1

Common Grackle - 1

American Goldfinch - 1



Odonates:



Fragile Forktails

Common Green Darners





Herps:



American Alligator

Red-eared Slider

Watersnake species

Cajun Chorus Frogs - calling

Spring Peepers - calling

Southern Leopard Frogs - calling







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR




 

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Date: 2/26/17 2:36 pm
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Energy Extraction and Ferruginous Hawks

http://wildlife.org/jwm-study-energy-extraction-impacting-ferruginous-hawks/


Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs, AR
 

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Date: 2/25/17 5:38 pm
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...>
Subject: Wichita Mountains Field Trip
Fifteen birders took part in the field trip to the Wichita Mountains today.
We flushed a Le Conte's Sparrow and fortunately it eventually landednear the top of a plumb thicket and let everyone get a good look at him.
Everyone got great looks at a Chestnut-collared Longspur that wasflushed but returned to land in the open at the prairie dog town.  Wesurrounded the bird and for 10 minutes took photos and observed thebird from 40 to 60 feet away.  We met Nathan, an Army Captain fromFort Sill and a bird watcher, and got him on the Longspur.
We met Yong Brenneman at the Visitor's Center.  She had one of her three birds of prey, a Ferruginous Hawk, that everyone got to see upclose!!!   
A list of birds seen or heard today include:
Pied-billed GrebeWhite PelicansDouble-crested CormorantCanada GeeseRing-necked DuckBuffleheadsTurkey VulturesNorthern HarrierRed-shouldered HawkRed-tailed HawkMerlinTurkeyNorthern BobwhiteSandhill CranesKilldeerMourning DoveEastern Screech-Owl  (heard)Red-headed WoodpeckerEastern PhoebeRuby-crowned KingletBewick's WrenMockingbirdEastern BluebirdHermit ThrushRobinCarolina ChickadeeTufted TitmouseBlue JayCrowYellow-rumped WarblerSpotted TowheeRufous-crowned SparrowChipping SparrowField SparrowSavannah SparrowLe Conte's SparrowSong SparrowLincoln SparrowHarris's SparrowJuncoChestnut-collared LongspurCardinalRed-winged BlackbirdMeadowlark
Kurt MeisenzahlLawton, OK


 

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Date: 2/25/17 10:52 am
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Re: Woodcocks
We out to Oxley Nature Center Friday night, but it was much colder, about
40 degrees. Heard a couple of peents at 6:37, then heard the display
twittering twice, but could not see anything. But at least four birds did
fly right overhead, so got quick looks at those. Did not hear or see
anything after 6:40, except for one lone peent at 6:45 and that was it.
Nine White-tailed Deer were feeding in the clearing the whole time.

John Kennington
Bixby

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 2:53 PM, jana singletary <jssingletary...>
> wrote:

> I meant to say one of the displaying males was within 10 feet of us, not
> ten yards. Sorry.
>
> Jana Singletary
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 23, 2017, at 8:51 PM, Foundation Subscriber <drhal2...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I had that womdeful experience2-3 years ago , there at Oxley, just 50
> feet from the entrance along the cleared line just to the right of the
> road.We parked outside the gate and walked in . They whirled in,landed ,
> started peenting. More came, some flew up and away very irregularly . I
> think we saw 6 , some may have returned. They did a little stomping
> whirling dance . It was just dark enough that photos did not take.
> Wonderful experience.
> > Hal Yocum
> > ---- jana singletary <jssingletary...> wrote:
> >> This evening Judy and I witnessed our first Woodcock displays of the
> season at Oxley Nature Center. There were at least three birds
> displaying. We heard our first peent at 6:32, and the displaying ended at
> 6:45. One of the birds landed less than 10 yards from us. We saw
> several flights and were able to hear the twittering wings as the birds
> descended.
> >>
> >> Jana Singletary
> >> Tulsa
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 2/24/17 4:14 pm
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk...>
Subject: Harris's Hawk
Greetings OK birders,
The Harris's Hawk reported on E-bird 2 or 3 weeks ago wasseen yesterday in a field on the northwest side of the intersection of Rockwell and the Kirkpatrick expressway.
Kurt MeisenzahlLawton, OK
 

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Date: 2/24/17 12:54 pm
From: jana singletary <jssingletary...>
Subject: Re: Woodcocks
I meant to say one of the displaying males was within 10 feet of us, not ten yards. Sorry.

Jana Singletary

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 23, 2017, at 8:51 PM, Foundation Subscriber <drhal2...> wrote:
>
> I had that womdeful experience2-3 years ago , there at Oxley, just 50 feet from the entrance along the cleared line just to the right of the road.We parked outside the gate and walked in . They whirled in,landed , started peenting. More came, some flew up and away very irregularly . I think we saw 6 , some may have returned. They did a little stomping whirling dance . It was just dark enough that photos did not take. Wonderful experience.
> Hal Yocum
> ---- jana singletary <jssingletary...> wrote:
>> This evening Judy and I witnessed our first Woodcock displays of the season at Oxley Nature Center. There were at least three birds displaying. We heard our first peent at 6:32, and the displaying ended at 6:45. One of the birds landed less than 10 yards from us. We saw several flights and were able to hear the twittering wings as the birds descended.
>>
>> Jana Singletary
>> Tulsa
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
 

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