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2/15/19 4:51 pm Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Backyard winter birds
2/15/19 4:30 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Red Slough on 2-14-2019
2/15/19 4:30 pm Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn...> Re: Lake Hefner today
2/15/19 4:27 pm Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Lake Hefner today
2/15/19 3:47 pm HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...> Re: Mitch Park
2/15/19 3:19 pm Melinda Droege <oklagranny26...> Mitch Park
2/13/19 8:26 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 13
2/13/19 7:51 pm Rodney Hartsfield <bassangler73...> Northern Harrier's
2/13/19 7:43 pm Rodney Hartsfield <bassangler73...> Northern Harriers
2/13/19 3:46 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Ebird rare bird alert
2/13/19 1:04 pm JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...> Re: Ebird rare bird alert
2/13/19 12:46 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Ebird rare bird alert
2/13/19 11:43 am Zach DuFran <zdufran...> Re: Ebird rare bird alert
2/13/19 10:48 am Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Purple Finch yardbird in Midwest City
2/13/19 10:38 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Ebird rare bird alert
2/13/19 10:22 am Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...> Re: Ebird rare bird alert
2/13/19 10:03 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Ebird rare bird alert
2/13/19 9:55 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Re: Ebird rare bird alert
2/13/19 9:10 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Ebird rare bird alert
2/11/19 12:47 pm Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: OK Hummingbird Sampling
2/11/19 11:43 am Elisa Henderson <ehend004...> OK Hummingbird Sampling
2/11/19 7:19 am Terry Mitchell <terry...> Tulsa Area
2/11/19 5:33 am SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...> Neat little duck at Zoo Lake, OKC
2/11/19 5:03 am Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Midwest City Woodcocks
2/8/19 5:47 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Lake Hefner Today
2/8/19 5:32 am Patty Kirk <PKirk...> Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 7
2/5/19 6:31 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Two Crested Caracaras at Red Slough today!
2/5/19 9:06 am Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...> Possible Evening Grosbeak
2/5/19 8:40 am Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> Re: Woodcock and Photos and Yellow-rumped Warbler intergrade
2/3/19 6:59 pm Doug Wood <DWood...> Re: Stillwater Woodcock
2/3/19 6:46 pm John Fisher <rgs455...> Re: Stillwater Woodcock
2/3/19 6:25 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Re: Woodcock and Photos
2/3/19 6:23 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Woodcock and Photos
2/3/19 6:14 pm Doug Wood <DWood...> Re: Stillwater Woodcock
2/3/19 4:55 pm Ron Huebner <feralbirder...> Re: Woodcock in Bartlesville
2/3/19 4:22 pm Ron Huebner <feralbirder...> Re: Woodcock in Bartlesville
2/3/19 4:02 pm terry <terry...> Tulsa Area
2/3/19 12:37 pm O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...> Payne County Audubon Society – February 2019 announcements (lots of 'em)
2/3/19 6:13 am Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Woodcock in Bartlesville
2/2/19 11:42 am Doug Wood <DWood...> Re: Stillwater Woodcock
2/2/19 6:45 am Scott Loss <scottrloss...> Stillwater Woodcock
2/1/19 6:01 pm Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...> Re: Hackberry Flat
2/1/19 5:55 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Hackberry Flat
2/1/19 5:10 pm Poland, Zachary <zpoland...> Re: Hackberry Flat
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2/1/19 3:59 pm Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...> Hackberry Flat
2/1/19 11:03 am Patricia Velte <pvelte...> February Migration Report
1/31/19 3:06 pm John Hurd <jackhurd...> Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
1/31/19 12:30 pm Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
1/31/19 12:25 pm Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
1/31/19 11:35 am Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...> New Photos Added to my Website
1/31/19 11:27 am Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...> Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
1/30/19 11:38 am Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...> Re: Lesser goldfinch
1/30/19 11:22 am Jeanine Lackey <jeanine.dinan...> Lesser goldfinch
1/30/19 4:48 am Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - Jan. 29
1/29/19 2:58 pm Brett Niland <bestguess...> Re: Tundra Swans
1/29/19 12:15 pm Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Re: Tundra Swans
1/28/19 7:56 pm jana singletary <jssingletary...> Tundra Swans
1/28/19 7:20 am Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Re: Noble County wanderings
1/27/19 9:45 pm Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Nickel Winter Bird Count
1/27/19 6:14 pm Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
1/27/19 6:07 pm O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...> Noble County wanderings
1/27/19 10:58 am Patricia Seibert <plseibert...> Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
1/27/19 9:41 am Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
1/27/19 9:29 am Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> Sue Lutze | Flickr
1/26/19 5:53 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Stroud Lake, Jan 26, 2019
1/26/19 5:49 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> FW: eBird Report - Meeker Lake, Jan 26, 2019
1/25/19 4:22 am Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Re: Crested Caracara/ Claypool, Jefferson County***CORRECTION
1/25/19 4:13 am Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Crested Caracara/ Claypool, Jefferson County
1/24/19 6:01 pm Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...> Re: Interesting bird interactions at Lake Waurika today
1/24/19 4:41 pm Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> Interesting bird interactions at Lake Waurika today
1/21/19 10:40 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Birds and Bison There is a connection
1/21/19 9:43 am JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...> Re: Lake Overholser today
1/20/19 12:54 pm shenthorn205 <shenthorn205...> Lake Overholser today
1/20/19 12:08 pm shenthorn205 <shenthorn205...> North of Yukon
1/19/19 4:51 am Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> Didn't know how trendy we we were
1/18/19 1:34 pm EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...> Nathan Kuhnert
1/17/19 4:23 pm Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> Lake Hefner on 1-17-2019
1/17/19 1:19 pm Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...> Tyler, J. D. 2005. Birds of southwestern Oklahoma and north central Texas. Transcript Press, Norman, Oklahoma
1/16/19 4:58 pm Sharon Henthorn <shenthorn205...> Re: Chikadees
1/16/19 4:25 pm Anne Davis <aiwdavis73...> Re: Chikadees
 
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Date: 2/15/19 4:51 pm
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Backyard winter birds
Here in west Edmond I have had a definite small parade of nice species in my backyard over the last week. Sightings included: orange crowned warbler(2), brown creeper nearly daily and It likes suet too. Yellow bellied sapsucker, white winged doves( 1-3 when they come), white breasted nuthatch( 1), red breasted nuthatch( 1-2several times), Carolina and Bewick’s wrens, titmouse, downy and red bellied woodpeckers, juncos, Cardinal, House finch, goldfinch, Cooper’s hawk, red shouldered hawk, crow and starlings.
Hal Yocum


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Date: 2/15/19 4:30 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Red Slough on 2-14-2019
Hello All,
Mary and I wanted to go south to see more spring than we have been having here in Bartlesville. It was in the 60"s by the time we got to Broken Bow on Wednesday. Berlin and Pat Heck had a red-breasted nuthatch and at least 5 pine siskins coming to their feeder.
Thursday morning we left Broken Bow early with a stop at Tiak Work Center west of Haworth. There was 1 pine warbler, 1 red-breasted nuthatch and 2 brown-headed nuthatches there. We next stopped at the north side of Red Slough across from the chicken farm. There were at least 2 eastern towhees there. From there, we went to the north parking lot at Red Slough. I walked west to Pintail Lake, past Otter Lake and then south to Lotus Lake. Many vultures, including several blacks and a few small flocks of wood ducks were seen on the way in. On the way back out, there was a neotropic cormorant sitting on a stump on the west end of Otter Lake, near a double-crested cormorant. On the tall stick, near the middle of Otter Lake, were 2 tree swallows, a welcome surprise.
On Friday morning, we stopped at Broken Bow Park. There were at least 3 singing pine warblers, over 10 chipping sparrows, an eastern towhee, a brown thrasher and quite a few calling fish crows. It was 61 degrees as we passed through Antlers about noon. It was 27 degrees with freezing drizzle as we arrived in Bartlesville about 4 pm.

Mark Peterson
Bartlesville

 

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Date: 2/15/19 4:30 pm
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn...>
Subject: Re: Lake Hefner today
Neat. Are there still lots of large gulls around.

Jim

Sent from my iPad

> On Feb 15, 2019, at 6:26 PM, Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> wrote:
>
> Best birds I saw today: three Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the gull colony on the east side by Britton Road exit and an adult Bald Eagle spotted from the inlet canal looking east in a dead tree. LOTS of DC Cormorants in and around the small boat harbor.
>
> Matt Jung, OKC
 

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Date: 2/15/19 4:27 pm
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...>
Subject: Lake Hefner today
Best birds I saw today: three Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the gull colony
on the east side by Britton Road exit and an adult Bald Eagle spotted from
the inlet canal looking east in a dead tree. LOTS of DC Cormorants in and
around the small boat harbor.

Matt Jung, OKC

 

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Date: 2/15/19 3:47 pm
From: HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Mitch Park
Hi Melinda,
There are several large parking lots for the swim meet folks. To the north of that parking you will see a large playground. Just east ( to the right as you look) of the playground you will see a small parking lot and at the very east end of that small parking lot is a small wooden bridge where you can access the paved walking tail system. Cross the small wooden bridge, go up a few steps to the paved path, turn and walk to your left. Proceed down the sloping path to the 1st trail split. Go left again passing several cypress trees. In a short distance you will see the trail split again. Go to the right and walk toward a wooded section where there is a green sitting bench. Across from the bench there is a small feeder hanging from a Dogwood tree. It has suet cakes on each end and at times mixed bird seed in the center. The nuthatches frequently come to that feeder to peck on the suet. I have seen as many as 3 coming again and again. Walking time from the YMCA area is 10-15 minut
es. Other birds seen there because of the feeder include: field sparrow, juncos ( there has been a very leucistic junco seen around there that I would call "polka-dotted all over the normally black upper parts" , Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, Harris's sparrows, downy and red-bellied woodpeckers, white -throated sparrows, brown thrashers more or less regularly. We have had a couple Purple finches seen there on occasion. All the birds mentioned have been photographed at that location.
Hope that helps. You may encounter other local birders there as well.
Good luck, Hal A. Yocum


> On February 15, 2019 at 6:18 PM Melinda Droege <oklagranny26...> wrote:
>
> I will be at Mitch Park YMCA for the 6A state swim meet Saturday and am wondering where the best spot to do a little quick birding is. Would especially like to see Red-breasted Nuthatch.
>
> Thanks for any help
> Melinda Droege
> Bartlesville
>


 

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Date: 2/15/19 3:19 pm
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26...>
Subject: Mitch Park
I will be at Mitch Park YMCA for the 6A state swim meet Saturday and am
wondering where the best spot to do a little quick birding is. Would
especially like to see Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Thanks for any help
Melinda Droege
Bartlesville

 

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Date: 2/13/19 8:26 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 13
It was mostly clear, mild, and windy on the bird survey today. 61 species
were found. The wind made finding Passerines difficult. Nothing really
notable today. Here is my list for today:



Canada Goose - 4

Wood Duck - 12

Gadwall - 151

American Wigeon - 1

Mallard - 190

Northern Shoveler - 17

Northern Pintail - 22

Green-winged Teal - 288

Ring-necked Duck - 715

Hooded Merganser - 3

Ruddy Duck - 17

Pied-billed Grebe - 17

Double-crested Cormorant - 4

Great-blue Heron - 7

Black Vulture - 13

Turkey Vulture - 52

Bald Eagle - 1 adult

Northern Harrier - 5

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Red-tailed Hawk - 5

American Coot - 322

Killdeer - 1

Wilson's Snipe - 9

Mourning Dove - 7

Eurasian Collared-Dove - 1

Belted Kingfisher - 4

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 6

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 2

Hairy Woodpecker - 2

Northern Flicker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 6

Blue Jay - 5

American Crow - 10

Fish Crow - 9

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Tufted Titmouse - 3

Carolina Wren - 7

House Wren - 2

Sedge Wren - 2

Marsh Wren - 4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 3

Eastern Bluebird - 5

American Robin - 1

Northern Mockingbird - 3

Brown Thrasher - 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5

Pine Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 1

Eastern Towhee - 6

Savannah Sparrow - 15

Fox Sparrow - 2

Song Sparrow - 12

Swamp Sparrow - 2

White-throated Sparrow - 20

White-crowned Sparrow - 2

Northern Cardinal - 12

Red-winged Blackbird -129

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Common Grackle - 6

American Goldfinch - 2





Odonates:



Variegated Meadowhawk





Herps:



American Alligator

Red-eared Slider

Cajun Chorus Frog

Spring Peeper

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Southern Leopard Frog







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR








 

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Date: 2/13/19 7:51 pm
From: Rodney Hartsfield <bassangler73...>
Subject: Northern Harrier's
For those interested Northern Harriers are finally coming in, I have seen them at Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge
 

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Date: 2/13/19 7:43 pm
From: Rodney Hartsfield <bassangler73...>
Subject: Northern Harriers

The Northern Harriers are starting to finally come in to Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4, an AT&T 4G LTE tablet
 

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Date: 2/13/19 3:46 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Ebird rare bird alert
Thanks Joe. Really appreciate the info, and the work you and others do with
ebird.

I shall take all rare bird alerts with a “grain of salt”. I guess if it’s
crazy state rare, it’ll be discussed on okbirds.

Sandy

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 3:04 PM JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...>
wrote:

> Think this is the beginning of the Great Backyard Bird Count, which has
> been blended into eBird.
>
> These observations are entered into eBird as are other entries, but under
> a GBBC tag. The overall intent of this (sub) project is to inspire and
> encourage interest in birds--a form of outreach, and use a window of time
> to assemble trend data on the status and distribution of birds broadly.
>
> At the same time, many contributors are new to this reporting, may
> participate only at the times of the GBBC; so there will be individuals
> that need some help in various dimensions of this participation. Help also
> includes review, which falls under the same (or similar) guidance and
> oversight of other eBird submissions.
>
> So stay positive and understanding. Who knows. Some young participants
> may be starting on the path of becoming the next Tim O'Connells, Mia Revels
> or Sandy Bergers.
>
> CHEERS, JOE Grzybowski
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 2:46:43 PM CST, Sandy Berger <
> <sndbrgr...> wrote:
>
>
> Sounds good. What a mess. Bad locations and incorrect bird. Kudos for
> trying though.
>
> Thanks.
>
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 1:43 PM Zach DuFran <zdufran...> wrote:
>
> Regarding the location:
> The google map location of the checklist is a commercial building in
> Sallisaw. My guess is that the person who entered the observation lives in
> Fort Smith and commutes to Sallisaw. They observed a bird in their yard (we
> don't know what bird) and then when they got to work they decided to log
> the sighting on the eBird app on their phone. They created a new personal
> location, which uses your current location. They changed the name to the
> correct description of where they saw the bird, but didn't actually move
> the pin in the map.
>
> Zach DuFran
> Norman, OK
>
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:39 PM Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
>
> Hmmm. Well, the info put into ebird makes it very unclear as to where the
> birds are. Thanks Bob.
>
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:22 PM Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...>
> wrote:
>
> Sandy, it may be possible to have a FS address and some rural delivery in
> Sequoyah, Co. Rural mail routes are very strange as are election precincts.
>
> Bob LaVal
> Leflore Co. OK
>
>

 

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Date: 2/13/19 1:04 pm
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...>
Subject: Re: Ebird rare bird alert
Think this is the beginning of the Great Backyard Bird Count, which has been blended into eBird.  These observations are entered into eBird as are other entries, but under a GBBC tag.  The overall intent of this (sub) project is to inspire and encourage interest in birds--a form of outreach, and use a window of time to assemble trend data on the status and distribution of birds broadly.  
 At the same time, many contributors are new to this reporting, may participate only at the times of the GBBC; so there will be individuals that need some help in various dimensions of this participation.  Help also includes review, which falls under the same (or similar) guidance and oversight of other eBird submissions.
So stay positive and understanding.  Who knows.  Some young participants may be starting on the path of becoming the next Tim O'Connells, Mia Revels or Sandy Bergers.
CHEERS,                        JOE Grzybowski


On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 2:46:43 PM CST, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:

Sounds good. What a mess. Bad locations and incorrect bird. Kudos for trying though. 
Thanks.
On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 1:43 PM Zach DuFran <zdufran...> wrote:

Regarding the location:
The google map location of the checklist is a commercial building in Sallisaw. My guess is that the person who entered the observation lives in Fort Smith and commutes to Sallisaw. They observed a bird in their yard (we don't know what bird) and then when they got to work they decided to log the sighting on the eBird app on their phone. They created a new personal location, which uses your current location. They changed the name to the correct description of where they saw the bird, but didn't actually move the pin in the map.
Zach DuFran
Norman, OK

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:39 PM Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:

Hmmm. Well, the info put into ebird makes it very unclear as to where the birds are. Thanks Bob.
On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:22 PM Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...> wrote:

Sandy, it may be possible to have a FS address and some rural delivery in Sequoyah, Co.  Rural mail routes are very strange as are election precincts. Bob LaValLeflore Co. OK 



 

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Date: 2/13/19 12:46 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Ebird rare bird alert
Sounds good. What a mess. Bad locations and incorrect bird. Kudos for
trying though.

Thanks.

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 1:43 PM Zach DuFran <zdufran...> wrote:

> Regarding the location:
> The google map location of the checklist is a commercial building in
> Sallisaw. My guess is that the person who entered the observation lives in
> Fort Smith and commutes to Sallisaw. They observed a bird in their yard (we
> don't know what bird) and then when they got to work they decided to log
> the sighting on the eBird app on their phone. They created a new personal
> location, which uses your current location. They changed the name to the
> correct description of where they saw the bird, but didn't actually move
> the pin in the map.
>
> Zach DuFran
> Norman, OK
>
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:39 PM Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
>
>> Hmmm. Well, the info put into ebird makes it very unclear as to where the
>> birds are. Thanks Bob.
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:22 PM Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Sandy, it may be possible to have a FS address and some rural delivery
>>> in Sequoyah, Co. Rural mail routes are very strange as are election
>>> precincts.
>>>
>>> Bob LaVal
>>> Leflore Co. OK
>>>
>>

 

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Date: 2/13/19 11:43 am
From: Zach DuFran <zdufran...>
Subject: Re: Ebird rare bird alert
Regarding the location:
The google map location of the checklist is a commercial building in
Sallisaw. My guess is that the person who entered the observation lives in
Fort Smith and commutes to Sallisaw. They observed a bird in their yard (we
don't know what bird) and then when they got to work they decided to log
the sighting on the eBird app on their phone. They created a new personal
location, which uses your current location. They changed the name to the
correct description of where they saw the bird, but didn't actually move
the pin in the map.

Zach DuFran
Norman, OK

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:39 PM Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:

> Hmmm. Well, the info put into ebird makes it very unclear as to where the
> birds are. Thanks Bob.
>
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:22 PM Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...>
> wrote:
>
>> Sandy, it may be possible to have a FS address and some rural delivery in
>> Sequoyah, Co. Rural mail routes are very strange as are election precincts.
>>
>> Bob LaVal
>> Leflore Co. OK
>>
>

 

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Date: 2/13/19 10:48 am
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Purple Finch yardbird in Midwest City
I observed a female Purple Finch on the sunflower feeder in
the front yard this morning. This is a new bird for

our yard and with the recent Woodcocks, we now have 137 on
our yard list.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 2/13/19 10:38 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Ebird rare bird alert
Hmmm. Well, the info put into ebird makes it very unclear as to where the
birds are. Thanks Bob.

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:22 PM Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...>
wrote:

> Sandy, it may be possible to have a FS address and some rural delivery in
> Sequoyah, Co. Rural mail routes are very strange as are election precincts.
>
> Bob LaVal
> Leflore Co. OK
>

 

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Date: 2/13/19 10:22 am
From: Bob and Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Re: Ebird rare bird alert
Sandy, it may be possible to have a FS address and some rural delivery in Sequoyah, Co. Rural mail routes are very strange as are election precincts.

Bob LaVal
Leflore Co. OK
 

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Date: 2/13/19 10:03 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Ebird rare bird alert
And too...no nesting Harriers this time of year. Is it in FS or Sequoyah
County, OK?

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:55 AM Doug Wood <DWood...> wrote:

> Male N. Harriers often misidentified as MIKIs this time of year. The nest
> line is odd too.
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] *On Behalf Of *Sandy Berger
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:10 AM
> *To:* <OKBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* [OKBIRDS] Ebird rare bird alert
>
>
>
> WARNING: The sender of this email could not be validated and may not match
> the person in the "From" field.
>
> *CAUTION:* This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not
> click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know
> the content is safe.
>
>
>
> I’m totally confused as to this ebird alert. Gives a Fort Smith address in
> Sequoyah County. And of course there’s no MIKIs in the area this time of
> year.
>
>
>
> “Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) (2)
>
>
> - Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:36 by Phillip Yowell
> - 26 Aberdeen CT Fort Smith Arkansas, Sequoyah, Oklahoma
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.444912,-94.786537&ll=35.444912,-94.786537
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__maps.google.com_-3Fie-3DUTF8-26t-3Dp-26z-3D13-26q-3D35.444912-2C-2D94.786537-26ll-3D35.444912-2C-2D94.786537&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=h7F7GFdddu6_tQj8TI1_hZAUIRql7HJztAf57CUKyfU&s=IaiM2VrbLdZvNC-us1NJzeGDRzwCKHhFzjYm7ihMs10&e=>
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52628573
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52628573&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=h7F7GFdddu6_tQj8TI1_hZAUIRql7HJztAf57CUKyfU&s=eR18KIs2c9SIVqD26NBT7c7jz_BkEBcYwNgY-pkSAr4&e=>
>
> - Comments: "I noted a nest in the front yard"”
>
>
>
> Sandy B
>
> Fort Smith
>

 

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Date: 2/13/19 9:55 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Re: Ebird rare bird alert
Male N. Harriers often misidentified as MIKIs this time of year. The nest line is odd too.


From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Sandy Berger
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:10 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Ebird rare bird alert

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I’m totally confused as to this ebird alert. Gives a Fort Smith address in Sequoyah County. And of course there’s no MIKIs in the area this time of year.

“Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) (2)

- Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:36 by Phillip Yowell
- 26 Aberdeen CT Fort Smith Arkansas, Sequoyah, Oklahoma<x-apple-data-detectors://17>
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.444912,-94.786537&ll=35.444912,-94.786537<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__maps.google.com_-3Fie-3DUTF8-26t-3Dp-26z-3D13-26q-3D35.444912-2C-2D94.786537-26ll-3D35.444912-2C-2D94.786537&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=h7F7GFdddu6_tQj8TI1_hZAUIRql7HJztAf57CUKyfU&s=IaiM2VrbLdZvNC-us1NJzeGDRzwCKHhFzjYm7ihMs10&e=>
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52628573<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52628573&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=h7F7GFdddu6_tQj8TI1_hZAUIRql7HJztAf57CUKyfU&s=eR18KIs2c9SIVqD26NBT7c7jz_BkEBcYwNgY-pkSAr4&e=>
- Comments: "I noted a nest in the front yard"”

Sandy B
Fort Smith
 

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Date: 2/13/19 9:10 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Ebird rare bird alert
I’m totally confused as to this ebird alert. Gives a Fort Smith address in
Sequoyah County. And of course there’s no MIKIs in the area this time of
year.

“Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) (2)

- Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:36 by Phillip Yowell
- 26 Aberdeen CT Fort Smith Arkansas, Sequoyah, Oklahoma
<x-apple-data-detectors://17>
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.444912,-94.786537&ll=35.444912,-94.786537
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52628573
- Comments: "I noted a nest in the front yard"”

Sandy B
Fort Smith

 

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Date: 2/11/19 12:47 pm
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: OK Hummingbird Sampling
A couple suggestions as to sites.
One with lots of hummers is at Wichita Mts. NWR just north of Lawton, OK. There, especially at the Holy City ( private nonprofit ) there are many of both. Not sure if hybrids.

Another place with highly suspected hybrids is Mitch Park in Edmond, OK, That is where I live near and bird daily. We have had all 3, ruby throat , black chinned and hybrids in the park for the last several years. The park belongs to the city of Edmond. There is no naturalist employed there. The park is located in north Edmond along Covell Road on the west edge of Edmond between Santa Fe ( W) and Kelly(E).
Likely you would need the permission of the City of Edmond. Our local birders ( myself included ) would help you locate the birds. They arrive about April 1-5 annually.
Hal A. Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 11, 2019, at 1:32 PM, Elisa Henderson <ehend004...> wrote:
>
> Hello Oklahoma Birders,
>
> My name is Elisa Henderson and I am a PhD student at the University of California, Riverside. I am currently working with Dr. Chris Clark and Dr. Alan Brelsford on some hummingbird projects. I am very interested in sampling the Black-chinned/Ruby-throated hummingbird range of overlap in Oklahoma in the hopes of finding hybrids. My main interests are in using genomics to understand the extent of hybridization and using hybrid systems to investigate the underlying genetics of species diagnostic traits (such as differences in structural colors of the gorget). I am currently looking for sampling sites where both species can be found and where there is a possibility of finding hybrids. Locations where hummingbird feeders are already hung up are preferable. If anyone has information about locating hybrids or contacts for good sampling sites, I would really appreciate your input. I am hoping to make a sampling trip this year sometime in early May. My sampling process includes banding, taking blood samples by clipping a toenail, and taking standard measurements. Again, any help would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Best,
>
> Elisa C. Henderson
>
> --
>
> Elisa C. Henderson
> PhD Student
> Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
> University of California, Riverside
> Brelsford Lab
> <ehend004...>

 

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Date: 2/11/19 11:43 am
From: Elisa Henderson <ehend004...>
Subject: OK Hummingbird Sampling
Hello Oklahoma Birders,

My name is Elisa Henderson and I am a PhD student at the University of
California, Riverside. I am currently working with Dr. Chris Clark and Dr.
Alan Brelsford on some hummingbird projects. I am very interested in
sampling the Black-chinned/Ruby-throated hummingbird range of overlap in
Oklahoma in the hopes of finding hybrids. My main interests are in using
genomics to understand the extent of hybridization and using hybrid systems
to investigate the underlying genetics of species diagnostic traits (such
as differences in structural colors of the gorget). I am currently looking
for sampling sites where both species can be found and where there is a
possibility of finding hybrids. Locations where hummingbird feeders are
already hung up are preferable. If anyone has information about locating
hybrids or contacts for good sampling sites, I would really appreciate your
input. I am hoping to make a sampling trip this year sometime in early May.
My sampling process includes banding, taking blood samples by clipping a
toenail, and taking standard measurements. Again, any help would be greatly
appreciated!

Best,

Elisa C. Henderson

--

Elisa C. Henderson
*PhD Student*
*Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology*
*University of California, Riverside*
*Brelsford Lab*
*<ehend004...> <ehend004...>*

 

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Date: 2/11/19 7:19 am
From: Terry Mitchell <terry...>
Subject: Tulsa Area
Saturday evening I had a Woodcock fly by at 6:17 pm. I stayed till 6:45PM
and never saw or heard anymore. This was at the usual place by the main
gate of Oxley. Sunday afternoon I had 4 Smith’s Longspurs at the field just
South of the Sparten school of Aeronautics.



Terry Mitchell

 

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Date: 2/11/19 5:33 am
From: SHARON HENTHORN <shenthorn205...>
Subject: Neat little duck at Zoo Lake, OKC
I sat at at the entry parking area yesterday and watched a small diving duck within two feet of shore between a floating log and the shore, within fifty feet of my car.
It was a rather plain little duck with a striking malar white marking on a dull gray-black body with white wing coverts. I wouldn’t have thought there was enough depth of that water to support a diver. Best guess is a female bufflehead. It flew before I could get a photo. The reference book The Crossley Guide has four birds on that page that match the description/observation.
Also noted were three black-crowned night-herons on the zoo side in tree branches overlooking the water, left of the walking bridge.

Sharon

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Date: 2/11/19 5:03 am
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Midwest City Woodcocks
I heard two Woodcocks doing their flight displays this
morning over our yard at 6:45 and 6:50AM. They both

went down in the neighbor's pasture.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 2/8/19 5:47 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Lake Hefner Today
Hello All,

Today at Lake Hefner, saw an adult Neotropic Cormorant on the breakwater
across from the enclosed fishing pier (photos forthcoming on ebird and
iNaturalist). Also saw male and female Black Scoters just past Prairie Dog
point.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell,
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 2/8/19 5:32 am
From: Patty Kirk <PKirk...>
Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 7
?Love reading your cheery accounts.

________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of David Arbour <arbour...>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 10:54 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 7

It was overcast to partly cloudy, cold, and windy on the bird survey today. 57 species were found. The moderate winds and cold temperatures made finding birds difficult. Despite the recent cold front, it has been warm and Sand Plum, pear, and Red Maples are blooming as well as daffodils. Spring is just around the corner. Pied-billed Grebes were calling as were Pine Warblers. Here is my list for today:

Wood Duck - 6
Gadwall - 105
Mallard - 591
Northern Shoveler - 2
Northern Pintail - 19
Green-winged Teal - 208
Canvasback - 14
Ring-necked Duck - 1190
Hooded Merganser - 7
Ruddy Duck - 3
Pied-billed Grebe - 3
Neotropic Cormorant - 1
Double-crested Cormorant - 4
Great-blue Heron - 7
Black Vulture - 15
Turkey Vulture - 29
Bald Eagle - 2 (1 adult & 1 imm.)
Northern Harrier - 3
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 7
American Coot - 187
Killdeer - 30
Wilson's Snipe - 16
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1
Northern Flicker - 2
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Blue Jay - 5
American Crow - 3
Fish Crow - 1
Crow species - ~60
Carolina Chickadee - 3
Tufted Titmouse - 1
Carolina Wren - 2
Sedge Wren - 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Eastern Bluebird - 2
Hermit Thrush - 1
American Robin - 5
Northern Mockingbird - 2
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2
Pine Warbler - 4
Eastern Towhee - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 10
Fox Sparrow - 4
Song Sparrow - 23
Swamp Sparrow - 2
White-throated Sparrow - 19
White-crowned Sparrow - 15
Northern Cardinal - 26
Red-winged Blackbird -1180
Eastern Meadowlark - 3
Western Meadowlark - 5
Meadowlark species - 41
Purple Finch - 3
American Goldfinch - 5


Herps:

Cajun Chorus Frog
Spring Peeper


Good birding!

David Arbour
De Queen, AR



 

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Date: 2/5/19 6:31 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Two Crested Caracaras at Red Slough today!
I had 2 Crested Caracaras at Red Slough this evening as I was leaving. I
was heading north on Sand Road (formerly Paschal Lane) when a caracara came
flying from the NW over unit 4 and crossed the road in front of me and went
into unit 8. I quickly turned around and headed back to Black Land Road and
caught up with the bird flying low over the trees in unit 8. Suddenly it
dipped down real low into the trees and flushed out a 2nd caracara that was
perched in the trees. Then both birds climbed high in the sky chasing each
other off to the west. Then one turned south toward the river bridge on
Highway 259 and the other continued westward. I think this is the 8th and
9th birds of this species I have seen at Red Slough.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


 

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Date: 2/5/19 9:06 am
From: Bob And Nancy <blnllaval...>
Subject: Possible Evening Grosbeak
Keep an eye out. This morning I heard what I believed to be an Ev Gro in the top of my 80’ Pine trees. Never got a look at the bird before it flew on. I have seen the birds here at my feeders 5 times in the 48 years I have lived here in Heavener. One year back in the late 70s we had 34 that stayed for 2 weeks.

Bob Laval
Heavener, ok

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Date: 2/5/19 8:40 am
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: Re: Woodcock and Photos and Yellow-rumped Warbler intergrade
Bill,

Jeff Cox and I had a bird very similar to your bird on January 17. Ours
seems a little farther along in molt, maybe has a little more yellow in
the throat and no white behind the eye and since your bird was seen on
January 27, 10 days later, I wonder if these aren't different bird.
However, my photos were underexposed as the day was very dark and cloudy
while yours are overexposed so it may be the same bird. I do believe
that both birds are intergrades. There were a great number of
Yellow-rumped Warblers around so there could be two intergrades in the
flock. I just worked up my photos and put them on my website for
comparison. See the link to these photos below.

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

Cheers,

Jim

------ Original Message ------
From: "Bill Carrell" <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Sent: 2/3/2019 8:25:07 PM
Subject: Re: Woodcock and Photos

>I suppose I should include the link to my recent gallery :)
>
>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=DMR3cdqcy4QmceHA9M8pka1Hpbyqn3yGllkKV81qIhc&s=nDNhZGM01jmER5x8rqDCJG9OqQ77JjZWkSE0vkMBSww&e=>
>
>On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 8:23 PM Bill Carrell
><cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> wrote:
>>Hello All,
>>
>>As has been mentioned, saw a single Woodcock at the usual spot near
>>the Oxley entrance. It sat and peent-ed for about two minutes before
>>departing.
>>
>>Also, I have just added January photos to my pbase site. They include
>>some from Cimarron county and SW Oklahoma. From Lake Hefner, a
>>California Gull and a very dark-mantled Lesser Black-Backed that may
>>be a candidate for the intermedius subspecies. And from the Keystone
>>dam area, a possible Myrtle/Audubon's Warbler intergrade.
>>
>>Good Birding,
>>
>>Bill Carrell
>>Tulsa, OK
 

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Date: 2/3/19 6:59 pm
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Re: Stillwater Woodcock
2 on east, rest on west.



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-------- Original message --------
From: John Fisher <rgs455...>
Date: 2/3/19 8:46 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Stillwater Woodcock

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Doug,

Were they on the east or west side? I show the Woodcock as new for OYP.

John

From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 8:15 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: Stillwater Woodcock

17 more Woodcocks this morning at the Oka Yanahli preserve winter bird count. Crazy numbers.



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


-------- Original message --------
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...><mailto:<scottrloss...>>
Date: 2/2/19 8:45 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: <OKBIRDS...><mailto:<OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Stillwater Woodcock

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An American Woodcock was displaying behind and over our yard on the edge of Whittenberg Park in Stillwater this morning. This is the 2nd year in a row that we've had one here displaying (last year it was only here for 2 days).

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 2/3/19 6:46 pm
From: John Fisher <rgs455...>
Subject: Re: Stillwater Woodcock
Doug,



Were they on the east or west side? I show the Woodcock as new for OYP.



John



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 8:15 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: Stillwater Woodcock



17 more Woodcocks this morning at the Oka Yanahli preserve winter bird
count. Crazy numbers.







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





-------- Original message --------

From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...> <mailto:<scottrloss...> >

Date: 2/2/19 8:45 AM (GMT-06:00)

To: <OKBIRDS...> <mailto:<OKBIRDS...>

Subject: [OKBIRDS] Stillwater Woodcock



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An American Woodcock was displaying behind and over our yard on the edge of
Whittenberg Park in Stillwater this morning. This is the 2nd year in a row
that we've had one here displaying (last year it was only here for 2 days).



Scott Loss

Stillwater


 

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Date: 2/3/19 6:25 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Woodcock and Photos
I suppose I should include the link to my recent gallery :)

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

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 8:23 PM Bill Carrell <
<cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> As has been mentioned, saw a single Woodcock at the usual spot near the
> Oxley entrance. It sat and peent-ed for about two minutes before departing.
>
> Also, I have just added January photos to my pbase site. They include some
> from Cimarron county and SW Oklahoma. From Lake Hefner, a California Gull
> and a very dark-mantled Lesser Black-Backed that may be a candidate for the
> intermedius subspecies. And from the Keystone dam area, a possible
> Myrtle/Audubon's Warbler intergrade.
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
>

 

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Date: 2/3/19 6:23 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Woodcock and Photos
Hello All,

As has been mentioned, saw a single Woodcock at the usual spot near the
Oxley entrance. It sat and peent-ed for about two minutes before departing.

Also, I have just added January photos to my pbase site. They include some
from Cimarron county and SW Oklahoma. From Lake Hefner, a California Gull
and a very dark-mantled Lesser Black-Backed that may be a candidate for the
intermedius subspecies. And from the Keystone dam area, a possible
Myrtle/Audubon's Warbler intergrade.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

 

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Date: 2/3/19 6:14 pm
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Re: Stillwater Woodcock
17 more Woodcocks this morning at the Oka Yanahli preserve winter bird count. Crazy numbers.



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


-------- Original message --------
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Date: 2/2/19 8:45 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Stillwater Woodcock

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An American Woodcock was displaying behind and over our yard on the edge of Whittenberg Park in Stillwater this morning. This is the 2nd year in a row that we've had one here displaying (last year it was only here for 2 days).

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 2/3/19 4:55 pm
From: Ron Huebner <feralbirder...>
Subject: Re: Woodcock in Bartlesville
We had a woodcock as Mary predicted at Oxley Nature Center at 6:15pm
tonight.

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 8:13 AM Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
wrote:

> Hello All,
> I went to the Pathfinder in Bartlesville this morning to the
> junction near the high school. Just after 7 am, I watched a woodcock fly by
> with wings whistling. This evening would probably be a good time to check
> along the entrance road to Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa.
>
> Mark Peterson
> Bartlesville
>


--
Ron Huebner
<feralbirder...>

 

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Date: 2/3/19 4:22 pm
From: Ron Huebner <feralbirder...>
Subject: Re: Woodcock in Bartlesville
Just had a woodcock at 6:15 pm at Oxley. Thanks for the heads up.

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 8:13 AM Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...> wrote:

> Hello All,
> I went to the Pathfinder in Bartlesville this morning to the
> junction near the high school. Just after 7 am, I watched a woodcock fly by
> with wings whistling. This evening would probably be a good time to check
> along the entrance road to Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa.
>
> Mark Peterson
> Bartlesville
>

 

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Date: 2/3/19 4:02 pm
From: terry <terry...>
Subject: Tulsa Area

I had a Trumpeter Swan this morning on Lake Sherry at Oxley this morning.

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Date: 2/3/19 12:37 pm
From: O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
Subject: Payne County Audubon Society – February 2019 announcements (lots of 'em)
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society,

I. I begin today with an important announcement that our February program has been postponed to March. Susan Walker’s Southeastern Arizona Birding Adventure presentation has been rescheduled for Thursday MARCH 7th, 7:00 pm at the Stillwater Public Library: https://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/events-calendar-2/.

II. Next we’ve got multiple field trip opportunities for you in February, combining official PCAS trips and local bird walks for the OSU Ornithology class. All are free and open to the public:

1. Tuesday, 5 Feb., 4:00 pm: OSU North Fields, Stillwater, OK
2. Saturday, 16 Feb., 2:00 pm: Botanic Garden at OSU, Stillwater, OK
3. Sunday, 17 Feb: 1:00 pm, Couch Park. Photographing Birds, with Jim Cowley. Jim will lead this field demonstration on basic bird photography. Meet at Couch Park on 12th St. in Stillwater, in the parking lot on the north side of 12th (which is technically Hoyt Grove Park). On this trip we hope for plenty of ducks and hawks, or most any bird that will pose for birders who want to try their hand at wildlife photography. A camera is not strictly necessary, but participants should know the pace will be more stop than go on this outing. We will begin at Couch Park but make our way to the west side of Boomer Lake at some point. Participants will be encouraged to submit their best shots of the day for posting on the club website and Facebook page. Leader: Jim Cowley; <cowunit...><mailto:<cowunit...>, 405-269-1929.
4. Sunday, 24 Feb., 4:00 pm: Babcock Park, Stillwater, OK

You can always find details on the latest field trips right here: https://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/whats-new/

III. Note that our trips on the 16th–17th will coincide with the 22nd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, 15–18 February 2019. Sign up, go birding, share your observations! http://gbbc.birdcount.org/get-started/

IV. Finally, there’s an extra opportunity this month to learn about an important conservation issue facing birds: window collisions. Join Yours Truly for OSU’s Science Cafe’ on Tuesday, 12 February at 6:30 pm in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room in OSU’s Edmond Low Library: http://sciencecafeosu.okstate.edu/. I’ll present Glass Casualties: Can wild birds survive our modern love affair with windows?

Please come on out for one or all of these events! With cardinals singing and woodcocks sky-dancing, spring is just around the corner here in central Oklahoma.
~Tim O’Connell
PCAS President








 

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Date: 2/3/19 6:13 am
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Woodcock in Bartlesville
Hello All,
I went to the Pathfinder in Bartlesville this morning to the junction near the high school. Just after 7 am, I watched a woodcock fly by with wings whistling. This evening would probably be a good time to check along the entrance road to Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa.

Mark Peterson
Bartlesville

 

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Date: 2/2/19 11:42 am
From: Doug Wood <DWood...>
Subject: Re: Stillwater Woodcock
We had 10 woodcocks displaying this AM at Pontotoc Ridge winter bird count. Pretty good show.



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From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Date: 2/2/19 8:45 AM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: [OKBIRDS] Stillwater Woodcock

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An American Woodcock was displaying behind and over our yard on the edge of Whittenberg Park in Stillwater this morning. This is the 2nd year in a row that we've had one here displaying (last year it was only here for 2 days).

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 2/2/19 6:45 am
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss...>
Subject: Stillwater Woodcock
An American Woodcock was displaying behind and over our yard on the edge of
Whittenberg Park in Stillwater this morning. This is the 2nd year in a row
that we've had one here displaying (last year it was only here for 2 days).

Scott Loss
Stillwater

 

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Date: 2/1/19 6:01 pm
From: Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...>
Subject: Re: Hackberry Flat
That was supposed to be ducks.  Was wondering if anyone had been there lately.

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On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 7:08 PM, Poland, Zachary<zpoland...> wrote: It’s still early for DICKs (Dickcissles). There may be some ducks and geese though.

ZAP
On Feb 1, 2019, at 5:59 PM, Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...> wrote:


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Has anyone been to Hackberry Flat lately?  Are there many dicks and geese?


 

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Date: 2/1/19 5:55 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Hackberry Flat
What was that?

On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 5:59 PM Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...> wrote:

>
> Has anyone been to Hackberry Flat lately? Are there many dicks and geese?

 

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Date: 2/1/19 5:10 pm
From: Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
Subject: Re: Hackberry Flat
Sorry, Dickcissel.

ZAP

On Feb 1, 2019, at 5:59 PM, Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...><mailto:<mbhsuzy...>> wrote:

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Has anyone been to Hackberry Flat lately? Are there many dicks and geese?
 

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Date: 2/1/19 5:09 pm
From: Poland, Zachary <zpoland...>
Subject: Re: Hackberry Flat
It’s still early for DICKs (Dickcissles). There may be some ducks and geese though.


ZAP

On Feb 1, 2019, at 5:59 PM, Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...><mailto:<mbhsuzy...>> wrote:

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Has anyone been to Hackberry Flat lately? Are there many dicks and geese?
 

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Date: 2/1/19 3:59 pm
From: Marta Harris <mbhsuzy...>
Subject: Hackberry Flat

Has anyone been to Hackberry Flat lately?  Are there many dicks and geese?
 

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Date: 2/1/19 11:03 am
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte...>
Subject: February Migration Report
Hello OKBirders,



Below is the migration information for February.



FEBRUARY ARRIVALS



Blue-winged Teal February 20 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Cinnamon Teal February 20 - C, SC, NE, NW, SW

Turkey Vulture February 16 - PAN, NW, SW, C, NE

Lesser Yellowlegs February 19 - SW, SE

Sandhill Crane February 22 - PAN, C, SC, NE

Fish Crow February 15 - C west to Payne,
Oklahoma, Cleveland and McClain cos only, SC Pontotoc, Johnston and Marshall
cos only

Purple Martin February 26 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

Tree Swallow February 26 - SC, NE, SE

American Pipit February 26 - PAN

Sprague's Pipit February 28 - ALL



FEBRUARY DEPARTURES



Northern Goshawk February 26 - PAN



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/
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.okbirds.org_&d=DwMF
Ag&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWK
XWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=gsBBfo2DxIn50dL9xNhNVWz0VhFcCL0VHU2JdW-dMo4&s=RDv0UlkQj
_QNz8kY9xkVcIXMGe3x8InG4YduLDOTGoQ&e=> , 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...> <mailto:<pvelte...>

Oklahoma City, OK




 

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Date: 1/31/19 3:06 pm
From: John Hurd <jackhurd...>
Subject: Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
House Sparrow

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 27, 2019, at 11:28 AM, Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...><mailto:<eztuls46...>> wrote:

Please help me identify this sparrow!


https://www.flickr.com/photos/142381342@N04/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_142381342-40N04_&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=uVRjClcqxqgOw6x1d4ZK1NfdcpcCKqvL5_Lgjmom4zs&s=6jDSp_WPdd5BjLd4QSh4WMYCCsSSWbGd4zUgciqxQio&e=>

 

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Date: 1/31/19 12:30 pm
From: Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...>
Subject: Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
Thanks for the help.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 2:25 PM Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
wrote:

> Male HOSP plus something else too ...?
> Junco gray as well....?
> Good for you to send a photo.
> Larry, in Joplin.
> Lawrence Herbert
>
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 1:27 PM Linda Adams <
> <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> I haven't been on e-mail in a while, but I'm not seeing an answer yet to
>> your question. It looks like a male House Sparrow to me.
>>
>> Linda Adams
>> Duncan, OK
>>
>>
>> On Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11:28:39 AM CST, Susanne Lutze <
>> <eztuls46...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Please help me identify this sparrow!
>>
>>
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/142381342@N04/
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_142381342-40N04_&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=uVRjClcqxqgOw6x1d4ZK1NfdcpcCKqvL5_Lgjmom4zs&s=6jDSp_WPdd5BjLd4QSh4WMYCCsSSWbGd4zUgciqxQio&e=>
>>
>>
>>
> --
" There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...."

Lord Byron

 

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Date: 1/31/19 12:25 pm
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
Male HOSP plus something else too ...?
Junco gray as well....?
Good for you to send a photo.
Larry, in Joplin.
Lawrence Herbert

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 1:27 PM Linda Adams <
<000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> I haven't been on e-mail in a while, but I'm not seeing an answer yet to
> your question. It looks like a male House Sparrow to me.
>
> Linda Adams
> Duncan, OK
>
>
> On Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11:28:39 AM CST, Susanne Lutze <
> <eztuls46...> wrote:
>
>
> Please help me identify this sparrow!
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/142381342@N04/
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_142381342-40N04_&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=uVRjClcqxqgOw6x1d4ZK1NfdcpcCKqvL5_Lgjmom4zs&s=6jDSp_WPdd5BjLd4QSh4WMYCCsSSWbGd4zUgciqxQio&e=>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 1/31/19 11:35 am
From: Jim Arterburn <JIMARTERBURN...>
Subject: New Photos Added to my Website
OKBirds,

I have added another new set of photos to my PBase website. These
photos are mainly from Lake Tenkiller, Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser.
Some of the species added from these locations include American Wigeon,
Downy, Red-headed and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Purple Finch,
White-breasted Nuthatch, Belted Kingfisher, Bufflehead, Common Loon and
Great-tailed Grackle among others. I noticed on my Great-tailed Grackle
photos that the male has a black mask around the eye and bill. I had
never noticed this before. I assume that the black feathers are not
iridescence like the rest of the birds feathers are. Also on the male
Bufflehead photos you can see the various colors on the head rather than
the solid dark head that you normally see. These photos can be seen at
the link below.

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

I have also added more gull photos to my Lake Hefner Gulls gallery. The
photos are of various ages of Herring Gull as well as Lesser
Black-backed Gull. They can be seen at the link below.

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

Cheers,

Jim Arterburn
 

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Date: 1/31/19 11:27 am
From: Linda Adams <000000853e24127e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
I haven't been on e-mail in a while, but I'm not seeing an answer yet to your question.  It looks like a male House Sparrow to me.
Linda AdamsDuncan, OK

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11:28:39 AM CST, Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> wrote:


Please help me identify this sparrow!



https://www.flickr.com/photos/142381342@N04/

 

 

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Date: 1/30/19 11:38 am
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney...>
Subject: Re: Lesser goldfinch
Not common, but people are seeing them more often. I had one last winter, and we had one on the Cleveland County Audubon Society CBC this winter, complete with photograph.

Jennifer Kidney
Norman

________________________________
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS...> on behalf of Jeanine Lackey <jeanine.dinan...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:22 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Lesser goldfinch

Hello. I observed a Lesser Goldfinch this morning (Jan. 30) at the bird feeder. Is this species fairly common for this area?

Jeanine Lackey
Sulphur, Murray Co.

 

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Date: 1/30/19 11:22 am
From: Jeanine Lackey <jeanine.dinan...>
Subject: Lesser goldfinch
Hello. I observed a Lesser Goldfinch this morning (Jan. 30) at the bird feeder. Is this species fairly common for this area?

Jeanine Lackey
Sulphur, Murray Co.
 

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Date: 1/30/19 4:48 am
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - Jan. 29
Glad you are back with you great reports.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 29, 2019, at 10:42 PM, David Arbour <arbour...> wrote:
>
> It was mostly clear to partly cloudy, cool, and with some wind on the bird survey today. It was a slow day for birds. Not really anything of note today, but yesterday I had an Eastern Bewick’s Wren by the middle parking area. Here is my list for today:
>
> Canada Goose - 1
> Wood Duck - 9
> Gadwall – 63
> Mallard – 207
> Northern Shoveler – 29
> Northern Pintail - 36
> Green-winged Teal – 2
> Canvasback - 18
> Ring-necked Duck – 904
> Hooded Merganser - 2
> Ruddy Duck - 12
> Pied-billed Grebe – 8
> Double-crested Cormorant - 6
> Great-blue Heron - 7
> Black Vulture - 3
> Turkey Vulture – 8
> Northern Harrier – 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk - 2
> Red-tailed Hawk – 2
> American Coot – 292
> Killdeer - 500
> Belted Kingfisher – 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker – 4
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 1
> Downy Woodpecker - 1
> Hairy Woodpecker - 2
> Northern Flicker – 5
> Eastern Phoebe – 9
> Blue Jay - 2
> American Crow – 4
> Fish Crow - 3
> Carolina Chickadee – 6
> Tufted Titmouse – 1
> Carolina Wren – 3
> Winter Wren - 1
> Sedge Wren – 1
> Marsh Wren - 3
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 4
> Hermit Thrush – 4
> Northern Mockingbird - 1
> Brown Thrasher – 3
> Orange-crowned Warbler - 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler – 8
> Common Yellowthroat - 1
> Eastern Towhee – 4
> Field Sparrow - 1
> Savannah Sparrow – 1
> Fox Sparrow - 1
> Song Sparrow - 21
> Swamp Sparrow – 13
> White-throated Sparrow – 2
> Northern Cardinal – 8
> Red-winged Blackbird – 80
> Meadowlark species - 6
> American Goldfinch – 1
>
>
> Also saw an Otter swimming in the water today with a carp in its mouth that was almost as big as the Otter. And the Sand Plums are starting to bloom!
>
>
>
> Good birding!
>
> David Arbour
> De Queen, AR
>
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>
>
>
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Date: 1/29/19 2:58 pm
From: Brett Niland <bestguess...>
Subject: Re: Tundra Swans
Still there at 4:55PM.

Thank You,

Brett Niland
Cell: (918) 200-1818

On Jan 29, 2019, at 2:14 PM, Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...><mailto:<cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>> wrote:

Swans still present as of 2:00 this afternoon (took a short break from work and ran over there). Also looked for the wren this morning, no luck.

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 9:55 PM jana singletary <jssingletary...><mailto:<jssingletary...>> wrote:
This morning I ran into Jim Hoffman while searching for the Rock Wren reported by Todd Humphrey yesterday at Mingo Creek at Pine. Although we had no luck relocating the Rock Wren today, Jim told me there were four Tundra Swans on the pond just south of the intersection of Hwy 75 and Hwy 20 near Skiatook. It is the same pond where the Mute Swan was seen a few weeks ago. The Swans were still present this afternoon.

Jana Singletary
Tulsa

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/29/19 12:15 pm
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Tundra Swans
Swans still present as of 2:00 this afternoon (took a short break from work
and ran over there). Also looked for the wren this morning, no luck.

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 9:55 PM jana singletary <jssingletary...>
wrote:

> This morning I ran into Jim Hoffman while searching for the Rock Wren
> reported by Todd Humphrey yesterday at Mingo Creek at Pine. Although we
> had no luck relocating the Rock Wren today, Jim told me there were four
> Tundra Swans on the pond just south of the intersection of Hwy 75 and Hwy
> 20 near Skiatook. It is the same pond where the Mute Swan was seen a few
> weeks ago. The Swans were still present this afternoon.
>
> Jana Singletary
> Tulsa
>
> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 1/28/19 7:56 pm
From: jana singletary <jssingletary...>
Subject: Tundra Swans
This morning I ran into Jim Hoffman while searching for the Rock Wren reported by Todd Humphrey yesterday at Mingo Creek at Pine. Although we had no luck relocating the Rock Wren today, Jim told me there were four Tundra Swans on the pond just south of the intersection of Hwy 75 and Hwy 20 near Skiatook. It is the same pond where the Mute Swan was seen a few weeks ago. The Swans were still present this afternoon.

Jana Singletary
Tulsa

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/28/19 7:20 am
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...>
Subject: Re: Noble County wanderings
Plentiful shrikes in Jackson and Tillman counties late last week (as
usual). A few in western Cimarron county earlier in the week, but alas, no
Northern.

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK

On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 8:07 PM O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
wrote:

> Hello OKBirders,
>
> Like a lot of you, even I got out for some birding on this lovely spring
> day! I decided to hit some spots in Noble County that I don’t normally get
> to, so I cruised around the Otoe Plains just west of Sooner Lake and ended
> up at Lake Perry just west of I-35 for I started heading back to
> Stillwater. I was mostly looking for shrikes (found none). I find some
> other neat things, though. My personal highlight was a little group of 5
> LeConte’s Sparrows that I flushed (one at a time) from a little patch of
> native grass at Lake Perry.
>
> Here are a few eBird checklists from me. Good birding,
> ~Tim O’Connell
> Stillwater
>
> Otoe Plains North, Noble, Oklahoma, US
> Jan 27, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
> 6.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Cruised around looking for shrikes today; didn't find a one.
> Found some other cool stuff, though.
> 19 species
>
> Snow Goose 3
> Cackling Goose 86
> Canada Goose 800
> Gadwall 10
> American Wigeon 1
> Mallard 3
> Ring-necked Duck 2
> Hooded Merganser 2
> Northern Harrier 2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> American Kestrel 1
> American Crow 7
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> European Starling 1
> American Tree Sparrow 4
> Song Sparrow 3
> Western Meadowlark 9
> Eastern Meadowlark 13
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52107417
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52107417&d=DwMGaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GoS0c2riyxwG5UCNohCBXQwCCVL9Q4q95tYAlm9b4OQ&s=h0hqMfhV34LA1npkvTNvFde5l_Guuv71xjnfr76lHCk&e=>
>
>
> Sooner Lake--Ranch Rd., Noble, Oklahoma, US
> Jan 27, 2019 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
> 11 species
>
> Cackling Goose 6
> Canada Goose 22
> American Wigeon 3
> Mallard 60
> Green-winged Teal 8
> Common Goldeneye 1
> Ring-billed Gull 12
> Double-crested Cormorant 1
> Northern Harrier 1
> Bald Eagle 1 immature – dark overall with white mottling in wing
> linings
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52107689
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52107689&d=DwMGaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GoS0c2riyxwG5UCNohCBXQwCCVL9Q4q95tYAlm9b4OQ&s=pFySXRiT-F8ojqv3_FLP6ZuDOoM066k8J1pjvsOUVgg&e=>
>
> Otoe Plains South, Noble, Oklahoma, US
> Jan 27, 2019 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
> 5.0 mile(s)
> 8 species
>
> Bald Eagle 1 immature – all dark with white linings; quite possibly
> the same individual seen about 20 minutes' previous at 177/Ranch Rd.
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> American Kestrel 1
> Horned Lark 35
> Smith's Longspur 2
> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Western Meadowlark 11
> Eastern Meadowlark 8
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52108150
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52108150&d=DwMGaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GoS0c2riyxwG5UCNohCBXQwCCVL9Q4q95tYAlm9b4OQ&s=9MNi4Nt6yF1HRiXHkaBB7LjPjQKJMLeguJlbZGDMMBQ&e=>
>
> Lake Perry, Noble, Oklahoma, US
> Jan 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 17 species
>
> Canada Goose 9
> Common Merganser 40
> Ring-billed Gull 16
> Herring Gull 3
> Double-crested Cormorant 21
> Red-tailed Hawk 3 2 Eastern Redtails, 1 Harlan's
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> American Crow 3
> Bewick's Wren 1 Have video of Bewick's Wren scolding me, with a
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet for a sidekick. Sadly, video would not load.
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> European Starling 168
> Dark-eyed Junco 2
> LeConte's Sparrow 5 All flushed one at a time at a distance of 2–3 m.
> Birds were in Little Bluestem, Broomsedge Bluestem, and Prairie Three-Awn
> patch and then flew to the Blackberry bramble in the photo. Did not have
> very well lit views of any of them, but one was seen well in silhouette,
> constantly flicking its wings. Another was lit well enough for me to see
> the plain, buffy breast and sparse, distinct streaks down the flanks.
> Song Sparrow 2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52109567
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S52109567&d=DwMGaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=GoS0c2riyxwG5UCNohCBXQwCCVL9Q4q95tYAlm9b4OQ&s=tSgXxD1RyT50hZrqQALuDZNn8qAzT5QDtpW8FkiyZV0&e=>
>

 

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Date: 1/27/19 9:45 pm
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Nickel Winter Bird Count
The Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday February 2
from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. I hope that many of you can make it over to bird
with us.

If you haven't visited the Nickel Preserve yet, this is a great opportunity
to bird in one of the most beautiful natural areas in Oklahoma. The
preserve is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with the scenic
Illinois River adjacent to some areas:
https://www.nature.org//j-t-nickel-family-nature-and-wild…/
<https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/j-t-nickel-family-nature-and-wildlife-preserve/?fbclid=IwAR1s96u2KHtGBmni4Ps11-4x-8Uc8O41eqf3i_jJvBfW6qF5ZXCB43FGt9U>

We will meet at the new Edmondson Public Access Area (formerly known as
Combs Public Access Area) just east of the new combs bridge. Turn off Hwy
10 just a few miles northeast of Tahlequah to get there. I will pass out
bird checklists/maps and we will organize into groups with assigned areas
to cover.

After a lovely day of counting birds, we will all meet at the Preserve
Headquarters at 2:00 pm for Hot Soup and Bread! Please feel free to
contribute a dessert, bread, or side dish, but do not feel at all obligated
to do so. Also, if you want to drink something other than water, please
BYO. After feasting, we will compile a species list for the day (with
numbers to be tabulated later). I look forward to seeing you there! Also,
if you can let me know that you are coming, that would help a lot with
planning groups. Thanks!
Mia Revels

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


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Date: 1/27/19 6:14 pm
From: Humphrey, Todd <Todd.Humphrey...>
Subject:
I was birding for a bit at Mingo Creek in Tulsa. Saw an odd little guy hopping around in the boulders along the creek near the bridge that had been put in for erosion control. Crossed my fingers hoping it would be my FOY American Pipet turned out to be a life bird for me, and I believer rare for Tulsa County: Rock Wren


You can see photos on the OOS facebook page.




Todd Humphrey
Biology/Ornithology
Jenks Public Schools

 

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Date: 1/27/19 6:07 pm
From: O Connell, Tim <tim.oconnell...>
Subject: Noble County wanderings
Hello OKBirders,

Like a lot of you, even I got out for some birding on this lovely spring day! I decided to hit some spots in Noble County that I don’t normally get to, so I cruised around the Otoe Plains just west of Sooner Lake and ended up at Lake Perry just west of I-35 for I started heading back to Stillwater. I was mostly looking for shrikes (found none). I find some other neat things, though. My personal highlight was a little group of 5 LeConte’s Sparrows that I flushed (one at a time) from a little patch of native grass at Lake Perry.

Here are a few eBird checklists from me. Good birding,
~Tim O’Connell
Stillwater

Otoe Plains North, Noble, Oklahoma, US
Jan 27, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: Cruised around looking for shrikes today; didn't find a one. Found some other cool stuff, though.
19 species

Snow Goose 3
Cackling Goose 86
Canada Goose 800
Gadwall 10
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 3
Ring-necked Duck 2
Hooded Merganser 2
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Kestrel 1
American Crow 7
Carolina Chickadee 2
European Starling 1
American Tree Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Western Meadowlark 9
Eastern Meadowlark 13

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52107417


Sooner Lake--Ranch Rd., Noble, Oklahoma, US
Jan 27, 2019 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
11 species

Cackling Goose 6
Canada Goose 22
American Wigeon 3
Mallard 60
Green-winged Teal 8
Common Goldeneye 1
Ring-billed Gull 12
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 1 immature – dark overall with white mottling in wing linings
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52107689

Otoe Plains South, Noble, Oklahoma, US
Jan 27, 2019 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
5.0 mile(s)
8 species

Bald Eagle 1 immature – all dark with white linings; quite possibly the same individual seen about 20 minutes' previous at 177/Ranch Rd.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Kestrel 1
Horned Lark 35
Smith's Longspur 2
Savannah Sparrow 2
Western Meadowlark 11
Eastern Meadowlark 8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52108150

Lake Perry, Noble, Oklahoma, US
Jan 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1.0 mile(s)
17 species

Canada Goose 9
Common Merganser 40
Ring-billed Gull 16
Herring Gull 3
Double-crested Cormorant 21
Red-tailed Hawk 3 2 Eastern Redtails, 1 Harlan's
Hairy Woodpecker 1
American Crow 3
Bewick's Wren 1 Have video of Bewick's Wren scolding me, with a Ruby-crowned Kinglet for a sidekick. Sadly, video would not load.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 168
Dark-eyed Junco 2
LeConte's Sparrow 5 All flushed one at a time at a distance of 2–3 m. Birds were in Little Bluestem, Broomsedge Bluestem, and Prairie Three-Awn patch and then flew to the Blackberry bramble in the photo. Did not have very well lit views of any of them, but one was seen well in silhouette, constantly flicking its wings. Another was lit well enough for me to see the plain, buffy breast and sparse, distinct streaks down the flanks.
Song Sparrow 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52109567
 

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Date: 1/27/19 10:58 am
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert...>
Subject: Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
Same problem as Larry had...photos have not been made public

Patricia Seibert
Tulsa, OK

> On Jan 27, 2019, at 11:28 AM, Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> wrote:
>
> Please help me identify this sparrow!
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/142381342@N04/
>

 

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Date: 1/27/19 9:41 am
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949...>
Subject: Re: Sue Lutze | Flickr
Following the link it states "Sue Lutze hasn't made any photos public yet"

On Sun, Jan 27, 2019, 11:28 AM Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> wrote:

> Please help me identify this sparrow!
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/142381342@N04/
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_142381342-40N04_&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=uVRjClcqxqgOw6x1d4ZK1NfdcpcCKqvL5_Lgjmom4zs&s=6jDSp_WPdd5BjLd4QSh4WMYCCsSSWbGd4zUgciqxQio&e=>
>
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Date: 1/27/19 9:29 am
From: Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...>
Subject: Sue Lutze | Flickr
Please help me identify this sparrow!


https://www.flickr.com/photos/142381342@N04/


 

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Date: 1/26/19 5:53 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Stroud Lake, Jan 26, 2019
I made a stop at Stroud Lake before heading into Stroud for lunch and the OOS Board
meeting.
I didn't have enough time to really cover it very well. The Cackling Geese were a nice
surprise. The flyover Bald Eagle and Pileated Woodpecker were good to see. At the riparian
area about a mile east of the dam, I got a good look at a male Eastern Towhee. This spot
always seems to produce a good number of birds.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK

Stroud Lake, Creek, Oklahoma, US
Jan 26, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Cackling Goose 3
Canada Goose 250
Gadwall 4
Mallard 75
Hooded Merganser 2
Wild Turkey 4
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Mourning Dove 4
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 3
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 10
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
American Goldfinch 2
Dark-eyed Junco 20
Harris's Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Spotted Towhee 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Eastern Meadowlark 12
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 35
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 11

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52077143

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

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Date: 1/26/19 5:49 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Meeker Lake, Jan 26, 2019
Made a visit to Meeker Lake this morning. Found a decent run of waterfowl and had one
Bald Eagle flyover as I was leaving. Seeing the Purple Finch female is always a treat.

I found a couple of trails on the west side that I had not previously known about. Turn
south off Hwy 62 just east of the Mammoth Baptist Church. Drive a mile to the end of the
dirt road and park near the gate. Walk south on the gravel road for half a mile. Where the
two track curves right to a gate, continue straight ahead onto a wide mowed path. The trail
is marked with yellow flags and a few signs labeling it as trail "C". The trail is
relatively flat with few rocks. It follows the lake for a while and runs down the west side
shore for a bit. It climbs a ridge and then mostly stays in the woods. I hiked for about
1.5 miles but did not come to the end of the trail. I think it may go all the way around
The south end of the lake but I haven't ground-truthed that yet. There is a "Blue" flagged
trail which veers east off the Yellow trail but I did not find the end of it either. This
west side road and trail is my favorite area of Meeker Lake. This new found trail allows
you to see the large arm at the south end of the lake. That was where most of the
waterfowl was hanging out.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK



Meeker Lake, Lincoln, Oklahoma, US
Jan 26, 2019 8:25 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
41 species

Wood Duck 2
Gadwall 6
American Wigeon 3
Mallard 80
Canvasback 3
Ring-necked Duck 6
Bufflehead 1
Hooded Merganser 11
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 7
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 8
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 14
House Finch 2
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 3
Fox Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 20
Harris's Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 6
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Northern Cardinal 22

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52077014

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

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Date: 1/25/19 4:22 am
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Re: Crested Caracara/ Claypool, Jefferson County***CORRECTION
Correction: This spot is in Jefferson County,
not Stephens as I wrote in the first sentence. Sorry.



Jimmy



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Jimmy Woodard
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2019 6:13 AM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Crested Caracara/ Claypool, Jefferson County



Yesterday, I found one Crested Caracara at the normal spot at
Claypool in Stephens County along Hwy 70.

It was found approximately 9 miles east of the Hwy 81/70
intersection near Waurika.

There is a large green field on the north side of the road.
Looks to be planted in maybe winter wheat. There are

A lot of cows and a few dead cows were seen. While scanning
the field, I saw a caracara come flying into view

heading south. The bird continued it's unwavering flight due
south over the highway and then disappeared from

view over a ridge.

If you plan to drive the ranch roads in this area to look for
the bird, be cautioned that many are heavily rutted

and potholed due to the recent rains. I didn't have to worry
about getting stuck but I did high center a couple of

times.





Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 1/25/19 4:13 am
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Crested Caracara/ Claypool, Jefferson County
Yesterday, I found one Crested Caracara at the normal spot at
Claypool in Stephens County along Hwy 70.

It was found approximately 9 miles east of the Hwy 81/70
intersection near Waurika.

There is a large green field on the north side of the road.
Looks to be planted in maybe winter wheat. There are

A lot of cows and a few dead cows were seen. While scanning
the field, I saw a caracara come flying into view

heading south. The bird continued it's unwavering flight due
south over the highway and then disappeared from

view over a ridge.

If you plan to drive the ranch roads in this area to look for
the bird, be cautioned that many are heavily rutted

and potholed due to the recent rains. I didn't have to worry
about getting stuck but I did high center a couple of

times.





Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 1/24/19 6:01 pm
From: Harold A. Yocum <drhal2...>
Subject: Re: Interesting bird interactions at Lake Waurika today
Thanks Jimmy. Seeing those kinds of things make birding so interesting and more fun as well as educational for us.
I got watch a northern harrier really work some of the grasslands today at Mitch. It just floated around for several minutes less than 20-30 feet above the ground while moving it’s head left and right. A couple times it suddenly dove into the grass or hovered at one spot. I was sure it would get something. But I never saw any prey in it’s feet. Eventually it drifted out of sight.
Very nice to watch.
Hal


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 24, 2019, at 6:41 PM, Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...> wrote:
>
> I was able to observe two interesting interactions today.
>
> #1)….A Barred Owl hovered next to the road very close to me. It dropped into the tall grass and came out with a
> large rat. Immediately, it was attacked by a Red-tailed Hawk and both birds dropped into the grass under a tree.
> Within seconds, the Red-tailed came back out without the rat. I could see the Barred Owl mantling over it’s prey
> under the tree. It saw me watching and moved over into some taller grass. Shortly thereafter, another Red-tailed
> came flying in and perched atop the tree the owl was under. I could see the owl was clearly agitated so I moved on.
> I came back later and did not find any evidence of the three birds or the rat.
>
> #2)….I was hiking thru the tall, grassy field near the entrance to the Kiowa Campground just west of the dam. I had
> flushed and got good looks at two LeConte’s Sparrow. As I flushed a third one very close to me, it flew low over
> the tall grass and a Loggerhead Shrike quickly flew in and tried to attack the sparrow. The sparrow dove into cover
> and the shrike landed in a nearby, small tree. I skirted the area where the sparrow landed so as not to flush it again
> and possibly get it eaten by the shrike.
>
> It was a beautiful day to be out as temps warmed to the low 50’s and the wind was light to calm. The lake was very
> smooth although there wasn’t a lot on it other than some ducks near the dam. I did find a female Surf Scoter just
> West of the intake tower about mid-morning.
>
> Jimmy Woodard
> Midwest City, OK

 

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Date: 1/24/19 4:41 pm
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard...>
Subject: Interesting bird interactions at Lake Waurika today
I was able to observe two interesting interactions today.



#1)..A Barred Owl hovered next to the road very close to me.
It dropped into the tall grass and came out with a

large rat. Immediately, it was attacked by a Red-tailed Hawk
and both birds dropped into the grass under a tree.

Within seconds, the Red-tailed came back out without the rat.
I could see the Barred Owl mantling over it's prey

under the tree. It saw me watching and moved over into some
taller grass. Shortly thereafter, another Red-tailed

came flying in and perched atop the tree the owl was under. I
could see the owl was clearly agitated so I moved on.

I came back later and did not find any evidence of the three
birds or the rat.



#2)..I was hiking thru the tall, grassy field near the
entrance to the Kiowa Campground just west of the dam. I had

flushed and got good looks at two LeConte's Sparrow. As I
flushed a third one very close to me, it flew low over

the tall grass and a Loggerhead Shrike quickly flew in and
tried to attack the sparrow. The sparrow dove into cover

and the shrike landed in a nearby, small tree. I skirted the
area where the sparrow landed so as not to flush it again

and possibly get it eaten by the shrike.



It was a beautiful day to be out as temps warmed to the low
50's and the wind was light to calm. The lake was very

smooth although there wasn't a lot on it other than some
ducks near the dam. I did find a female Surf Scoter just

West of the intake tower about mid-morning.



Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK


 

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Date: 1/21/19 10:40 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Birds and Bison There is a connection
The value of bison as a keystone species for birds and other wildlife is increasingly being documented. Joe Neal's annual Birds and Bison trip to the Flint hills in September is a place mentioned in this article.

https://theconversation.com/bison-are-back-and-that-benefits-many-other-species-on-the-great-plains-107588

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR
 

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Date: 1/21/19 9:43 am
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski...>
Subject: Re: Lake Overholser today
Have a post in eBird from yesterday.Most of the waterfowl among the flurry of cormorants, pelicans and gulls were goldeneye and red-breasted mergansers (only 2 Common Mergansers).  A separate group of Lesser Scaup.There was a strung-out group of dabblers (100s) in the northwest area of the lake, mostly Mallard, but about 5 other species, and some Ruddy Ducks.
Only pulled out 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls from the rest of the gulls--one first-winter and one second-winter.Also a winter-plumaged Eared Grebe out from the first parking turnout on the north side.  Located only 2 Horned Grebes, those along west edge of lake.
CHEERS,                         JOE Grzybowski On Sunday, January 20, 2019, 4:03:44 PM CST, shenthorn205 <shenthorn205...> wrote:


If you have a notion, head on over to Lake Overholser.  Hundreds of pelicans and gulls near shore. Hundreds of birds farther from shore. It's  easy to recognize the gulls and cormorants, but it looks like a feeding frenzy.  I'd be curious what divers may be there also.  I suspect there may be mergansers and maybe ring-necked and redhead ducks at a distance.Sharon

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Date: 1/20/19 12:54 pm
From: shenthorn205 <shenthorn205...>
Subject: Lake Overholser today

If you have a notion, head on over to Lake Overholser.  Hundreds of pelicans and gulls near shore. Hundreds of birds farther from shore. It's  easy to recognize the gulls and cormorants, but it looks like a feeding frenzy.  I'd be curious what divers may be there also.  I suspect there may be mergansers and maybe ring-necked and redhead ducks at a distance.Sharon

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Date: 1/20/19 12:08 pm
From: shenthorn205 <shenthorn205...>
Subject: North of Yukon

After church I spent time observing the birds at Rose Lake And north Yukon Parkway. Rose Lake is frozen, but lots of gulls, mallards, and pintails huddled in center,  perhaps 150.  Fields and cattle pens on Yukon Pkwy full of blackbirds and their kin.  Hundreds of cow birds, pigeons, red-winged male blackbirds. Huge numbers of great tailed grackles, some starlings, mourning doves, meadowlarks, one lone adult bald eagle flying over the fields no water birds.Sharon

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Date: 1/19/19 4:51 am
From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...>
Subject: Didn't know how trendy we we were
https://www.thedailybeast.com/birding-yes-birding-is-a-multi-billion-dollar-ecotourism-industry?ref=home

 

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Date: 1/18/19 1:34 pm
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...>
Subject: Nathan Kuhnert
Nathan,

Send me an e-mail...I'll send you my cell#...I know you left a message but apparently voicemail was updated (or I deleted) and I've lost all my messages. I think you had some CBC questions.

Thanks, Gene


Eugene A. Young


Agriculture and Biological Science
Northern Oklahoma College
1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310
Phone: 580-628-6482
Fax: 580-628-6209
E-Mail: <Eugene.Young...><mailto:<Eugene.Young...>
Website: www.noc.edu<http://www.noc.edu/>




 

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Date: 1/17/19 4:23 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Lake Hefner on 1-17-2019
Hello All,
Mary and I went to Lake Hefner today. We started on the east side of the lake and found 3 adult lesser black-backed gulls on the grass north of the restaurant with the ring-billed and herring gulls. We then went to the jetty by the marina on the south side. There was a female long-tailed duck east of the fishing dock and the white-winged scoter was north of the dock. Then we went to the SW corner of the lake. The adult male black scoter was swimming with the common goldeneyes and red-breasted mergansers. There were many loons on the lake, but the only identifiable ones were commons.

Mark Peterson
Bartlesville

 

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Date: 1/17/19 1:19 pm
From: Mia Revels <0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Tyler, J. D. 2005. Birds of southwestern Oklahoma and north central Texas. Transcript Press, Norman, Oklahoma
Hi! Been trying desperately to find a copy of: Tyler, J. D. 2005. Birds of
southwestern Oklahoma and north central Texas. Transcript Press, Norman,
Oklahoma. While it is cited in numerous articles, I cannot locate an actual
copy of the book. Do any of you have a copy? If yes, could you contact me
off list? Or, alternately, if you know how to obtain a copy, could you
also contact me off list with that information? I just need to see the bit
about a Northern Saw-whet Owl record in Stephens county in 2000. Someone
could even take a photo of the info and send it to me. Help needed!

Thanks!!
Mia


--
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: 1/16/19 4:58 pm
From: Sharon Henthorn <shenthorn205...>
Subject: Re: Chikadees
We birders today at the OKC Zoo Lake Park saw more titmice than I’ve ever seen before. And the barred owl was an unexpected treat.

Sharon



From: okbirds [mailto:<OKBIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Anne Davis
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:25 PM
To: <OKBIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Chikadees



Greetings,



Here in south Cleveland county, we have both Chickadees and Titmouse. More of the former and appreciably more No. Cardinals than in previous years.



annie d.


On Jan 14, 2019, at 5:47 PM, Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> <mailto:<eztuls46...> > wrote:

I have Chickadees in SWEdmond but they were later arriving this year. I have NO Titmouse at all?





On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 5:45 PM Mitchel Parks <Mitchelparks36...> <mailto:<Mitchelparks36...> > wrote:

I live in Okfuskee County & I don't remember seeing any Chikadees this winter. I haven't changed my bird seed & im curious. Anybody know where they've gone?

--

" There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;

There is rapture on the lonely shore;

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar:

I love not man the less, but Nature more...."



Lord Byron




 

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Date: 1/16/19 4:25 pm
From: Anne Davis <aiwdavis73...>
Subject: Re: Chikadees
Greetings,

Here in south Cleveland county, we have both Chickadees and Titmouse. More of the former and appreciably more No. Cardinals than in previous years.

annie d.

> On Jan 14, 2019, at 5:47 PM, Susanne Lutze <eztuls46...> wrote:
>
> I have Chickadees in SWEdmond but they were later arriving this year. I have NO Titmouse at all?
>
>
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 5:45 PM Mitchel Parks <Mitchelparks36...> wrote:
>> I live in Okfuskee County & I don't remember seeing any Chikadees this winter. I haven't changed my bird seed & im curious. Anybody know where they've gone?
> --
> " There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
> There is rapture on the lonely shore;
> There is society, where none intrudes,
> By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
> I love not man the less, but Nature more...."
>
> Lord Byron
>

 

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