Carolinabirds
Received From Subject
5/29/17 11:05 am Sam Cooper <dmcooper2...> Cliff Swallows nesting in Pender Co, NC
5/28/17 12:17 pm \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird -- 4132–4156 NC Highway 122 N, Speed US-NC (35.9692,-77.4436) -- May 28, 2017
5/28/17 12:02 pm Shea Tiller (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Yet another RFI--Beck's Ferry
5/28/17 11:07 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird -- Alligator River NWR -- May 27, 2017
5/28/17 10:36 am Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Worth being on the lookout for... escapees
5/28/17 8:21 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Moratoc Park, Williamston, Martin Co., NC
5/28/17 8:02 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Highlights on the Speed BBS, Edgecombe and Martin County, NC
5/28/17 7:29 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Waterlily birds
5/28/17 6:53 am Shea Tiller (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> update on previous RFI--Chuck Will's Widow
5/27/17 9:20 am <annbailes...> Dickcissel - Dobbins Farm Ponds, Townville SC
5/27/17 8:51 am Corey, Ed <ed.corey...> Black Rail, Least Bitterns at Cedar Island NWR Causeway
5/27/17 7:05 am Mark Kosiewski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mourning Warbler
5/27/17 4:33 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Late Magnolia Warbler
5/26/17 5:11 pm Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Late Singing Vireo
5/26/17 1:50 pm Jamie Adams (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Shiny Cowbird, Fort Macon, NC
5/26/17 12:34 pm Ann Brice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Painted bunting continues at Wilson Ed Forest and a bear warning
5/26/17 11:39 am <hilton...> <hilton...> Hilton Pond 05/01/17 (Flora & Fauna of WV--And Elsewhere)
5/26/17 7:51 am Elizabeth Faison (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mourning Warbler
5/26/17 6:39 am <scompton1251...> FW: eBird Report - Sugarloaf Key (Florida Keys WEA), May 14, 2017
5/26/17 5:38 am <scompton1251...> FW: eBird Report - Cleveland Park, Greenville, SC, May 26, 2017
5/26/17 4:49 am Jamie Adams (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: YES Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
5/25/17 7:02 pm Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
5/25/17 6:56 pm Holm, Karen <karen.holm...> question on Chimney Swifts
5/25/17 5:58 pm Henry Link <linkh...> Greensboro "Great White Heron"
5/25/17 4:14 pm Peter Quadarella (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mississippi Kite
5/25/17 2:15 pm Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
5/25/17 1:42 pm Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
5/25/17 1:35 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
5/25/17 1:21 pm Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
5/25/17 9:08 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mourning Warbler Still Present BRP--Avery Co.
5/25/17 8:30 am Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mourning Warbler Still Present BRP--Avery Co.
5/25/17 7:29 am Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Wake County, Lake Crabtree / Southport - Red-necked Phalarope(s)
5/25/17 6:31 am Daniel Kaplan (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Wake County, Lake Crabtree / Southport - Red-necked Phalarope(s)
5/25/17 6:11 am Kevin Hudson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Wake County, Lake Crabtree / Southport - Red-necked Phalarope(s)
5/25/17 5:17 am <badgerboy...> Cattle Egret Wilkes County
5/24/17 12:34 pm Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: RFI: southeast South Carolina
5/24/17 11:33 am EASTMAN, CAROLINE <EASTMAN...> RE: RFI: southeast South Carolina
5/24/17 10:48 am Steve Compton <scompton1251...> Re: RFI: southeast South Carolina
5/24/17 10:21 am Ken Reininger (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fwd: Bird egg formation and development
5/24/17 8:40 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Lake Crabtree, NC, shorebirds, May 24
5/24/17 7:07 am Shea Tiller (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> RFI: southeast South Carolina
5/24/17 6:42 am \Harry E. LeGrand Jr\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Red-necked Phalaropes at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
5/24/17 5:26 am Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Red-necked Phalaropes at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
5/23/17 4:22 pm Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Rusties
5/23/17 3:39 pm Jacob Farmer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> RE: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
5/23/17 3:24 pm Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Rusties
5/23/17 2:51 pm Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...> Nectar additive
5/23/17 2:41 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Rusties
5/23/17 2:20 pm Paul Glass <pag...> RE: Rusties
5/23/17 2:04 pm Brandon (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> RFI: Birding in N. Carolina
5/23/17 2:00 pm WALTER KENT (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Brown-headed Nuthatch
5/23/17 12:40 pm Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mayo River/Rockingham County spring bird count results
5/23/17 11:54 am Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Roommate, Couch, Floor Space sought night before May 29 Pelagic, Hatteras, NC
5/23/17 11:22 am Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Durham spring bird count results
5/23/17 10:08 am <hilton...> <hilton...> Hilton Pond 04/17/17 (Bird Eggs #2)
5/23/17 9:43 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fwd: Probable Mourning Warbler on Tanawha Trail, Grandfather Mountain, Avery Co., NC
5/23/17 6:43 am Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Rusties
5/23/17 3:46 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Yellow-throated Vireo
5/22/17 5:19 pm Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Falls Lake spring bird count results
5/22/17 4:04 pm EASTMAN, CAROLINE <EASTMAN...> RE: No Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Dobbins Farm (Anderson County, SC) this morning.
5/22/17 3:22 pm Marilyn Westphal <mjwestph...> Red Crossbills, Least and Alder Flycatchers
5/22/17 2:01 pm \Shultz, Steven\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> RE: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
5/22/17 1:27 pm Daniel Kaplan (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
5/22/17 10:37 am Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
5/22/17 10:19 am <susan...> Cayenne in nectar--NO!!
5/22/17 10:12 am KC Foggin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Another hummer feeder question
5/22/17 9:46 am <susan...> providing for hummers
5/22/17 8:39 am Paul Serridge (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: No Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Dobbins Farm (Anderson County, SC) this morning.
5/22/17 7:47 am Paul Serridge (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> No Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Dobbins Farm (Anderson County, SC) this morning.
5/22/17 7:14 am Will Cook <cwcook...> Re: FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER in Townville, SC
5/22/17 6:24 am Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER in Townville, SC
5/22/17 6:11 am ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Hummingbird sugar water additive???
5/22/17 6:03 am Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER in Townville, SC
5/22/17 4:40 am Tom (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Hummingbird sugar water additive???
5/21/17 7:30 pm David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: hummingbird nectar additive
5/21/17 7:15 pm <susan...> hummingbird nectar additive
5/21/17 7:13 pm Mike Judd (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Hummingbird sugar water additive???
5/21/17 6:35 pm David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Hummingbird sugar water additive???
5/21/17 6:26 pm Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Purple Martin Numbers
5/21/17 5:15 pm Greg Massey <gmassey001...> Re: Purple Martin Numbers
5/21/17 2:32 pm Charles Byrd (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Northern Parula
5/21/17 2:06 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Sandhill Crane at Kannapolis, NC
5/21/17 12:24 pm Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Purple Martin Numbers
5/21/17 12:17 pm John Connors (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Purple Martin Numbers
5/21/17 10:44 am Pauline Sterin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Purple Martin Numbers
5/21/17 9:52 am David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Swainson Warbler and Fledgling - Edisto Nature Trail, SC
5/21/17 8:10 am Pamela Ford (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Dickcissels at Santee NWR Bluff Unit
5/21/17 6:41 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Probable Mourning Warbler on Tanawha Trail, Grandfather Mountain, Avery Co., NC
5/20/17 12:37 pm Irvin Pitts <pittsjam...> Dickcissels at Santee NWR Bluff Unit
5/20/17 12:13 pm Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> 2 Black Rails, White Pelicans, Avocets, Least Bitterns - South Island, SC
5/20/17 11:21 am Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> woodcock, Coinjock, NC
5/20/17 6:56 am Norman Budnitz (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count Notes
5/20/17 3:55 am Jamie Adams (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Melanistic Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Wilmington, NC
5/19/17 5:49 am Edith Tatum (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> CAROLINA birders at Magee Marsh
5/19/17 3:06 am KEN LIPSHY (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Something's not right here
5/18/17 11:03 am Greg Massey <gmassey001...> Decrease in numbers of Purple Martins at colonies this year
5/18/17 10:23 am David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Dickcissels on Blue Banks Loop Rd
5/17/17 6:19 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Something's not right here
5/17/17 5:49 pm Beth Garver (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Something's not right here
5/17/17 5:37 pm Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Chapel Hill Bird Club meeting — David & Judy Smith — Pantanal: The Wonderful Wetland of Brazil
5/17/17 4:09 pm John Fussell <jofuss...> recent ebird report of a Reddish Egret at Rachel Carson Reserve, NC
5/17/17 4:07 pm Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> White-rumped Sandpipers, Lake Crabtree
5/17/17 3:42 pm Lisa Hayes (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Massive bird strike
5/17/17 12:55 pm Roger Smith <scbirder...> Massive bird strike
5/17/17 11:16 am Caroline Harvey (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Monday 5/15 - Birds on RT 80, McDowell County
5/17/17 11:07 am Caroline Harvey (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fwd: eBird Report - RT 80 Climb to BRP, May 15, 2017
5/17/17 10:00 am james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Cerulean Warbler, Buncombe Co, NC
5/17/17 4:01 am Janet & Richard Paulette (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> High Country Audubon Newsletter
5/17/17 3:51 am Frank Enders (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Quail stopped singing
5/16/17 6:48 pm Robert Snowden (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Eider at South Wrightsville Beach
5/16/17 6:06 pm Pamela Ford (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Banded Semipalmated Sandpiper, Sullivan's Island, SC
5/16/17 3:16 pm David McLean (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> New posting to Birding Bulls blog about the recent Spring Bird Count and waterfowl/shorebird survey
5/16/17 2:40 pm james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Vesper Sparrow, Max Patch, Haywood County, NC
5/16/17 2:14 pm Pamela Ford (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Banded Semipalmated Sandpiper, Sullivan's Island, SC
5/16/17 1:36 pm Pauline Sterin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Least Tern Monitoring
5/16/17 12:38 pm Will Cook <cwcook...> Re: suspend emails
5/16/17 12:32 pm <sbehrend...> suspend emails
5/16/17 10:43 am KC Foggin <KCFoggin...> Something's not right here
5/16/17 9:56 am james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Swainson's Warbler, Curtis Creek campground near Old Fort, McDowell Co, NC
5/16/17 7:42 am Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Shorebirds @ Lake Crabtree this morning...
5/16/17 6:06 am John Ennis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Balsams, BR Parkway, & Smokies Last Week
5/16/17 6:04 am John Ennis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Balsams, BR Parkway, & Smokies Last Week
5/16/17 5:20 am \Jeff Lemons\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Nelson's Sparrow, Dickcissel: Mecklenburg Co. NC
5/16/17 2:35 am John Fussell <jofuss...> some eastern Carteret bird observations on Sunday
5/15/17 9:43 pm David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fledglings everywhere!! Seabrook Isl, SC
5/15/17 6:39 pm David Campbell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mississippi Kite in Plymouth, NC
5/15/17 6:36 pm <susan...> more Mississippi Kites
5/15/17 4:00 pm Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Dickcissels at both Howerton and Baldwin Roads, Guilford County, NC
5/15/17 7:29 am Ann Brice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Six Mississippi Kites and painted bunting in Wilson, NC
5/15/17 7:06 am jackpateck (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> 1st Mississippi Kite Hanahan SC
5/15/17 6:42 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mississippi Kite in Plymouth, NC
5/15/17 4:01 am Isabel Reddy (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Cures the Monday Blues
5/15/17 3:47 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Cures the Monday Blues
5/14/17 7:31 pm Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Painted Bunting in Wilson
5/14/17 7:28 pm Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Painted Bunting in Wilson
5/14/17 7:26 pm Kevin Metcalf (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Nelson's Sparrow, Dickcissel: Mecklenburg Co. NC
5/14/17 5:07 pm Tom Krakauer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird Checklist – Quail Roost, North Carolina – Sun May 14, 2017 – 46 species
5/14/17 4:51 pm David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Birds@St. Christopher Camp, Seabrook Island
5/14/17 3:03 pm Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
5/14/17 1:18 pm Ryan Justice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Decent day in Boone area
5/14/17 9:44 am Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Spotted Sandpiper....
5/14/17 9:31 am Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: eBird -- Quail Roost -- May 14, 2017
5/14/17 9:23 am Tom Krakauer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird -- Quail Roost -- May 14, 2017
5/14/17 9:08 am Clyde Sorenson <sorenson...> Black-necked stilt at Lake Wheeler
5/14/17 6:07 am Jeff Click (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Connecticut Warbler - Lake Conestee, Greenville, SC
5/14/17 6:01 am Tom k (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Shrike in N DURHAM Co
5/13/17 12:24 pm Will Cook <cwcook...> Warblers dripping from trees today in Chapel Hill NC
5/13/17 8:57 am Brian B (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Durham county nc Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. -- May 13, 2017
5/13/17 8:30 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mourning Warbler in Watauga Co, NC
5/12/17 6:19 pm Alan Gamache <bird...> Kentucky Warbler / Croatan N.F.
5/12/17 5:47 pm Henry Wilkinson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Song Sparrow feeding immature Brown-headed Cowbird
5/12/17 3:51 pm Clyde Sorenson <sorenson...> Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
5/12/17 3:12 pm <eric...> Mecklenburg County sites
5/12/17 3:00 pm John Fussell <jofuss...> Whimbrels at Rachel Carson Reserve, NC
5/12/17 2:26 pm Edith Tatum (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Yard bird 97
5/12/17 2:00 pm Doug (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: White-winged Dove (Oak Island, NC)
5/12/17 1:47 pm <wforsythe...> Jackson Park this AM
5/12/17 1:42 pm Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
5/12/17 12:42 pm Ann Truesdale (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
5/12/17 12:33 pm Fuz Sanderson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
5/12/17 12:09 pm Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
5/12/17 11:59 am Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...> Mosquitos in bird bath water
5/12/17 11:37 am Jeremy Hyman <jhyman...> Nelson's sparrow in the Mountains, Jackson County
5/12/17 11:22 am Thomas McNeil (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> White-winged Dove (Oak Island, NC)
5/12/17 9:14 am toadshade <toadshade...> Bobolinks in Lower Richland
5/12/17 8:18 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Yard Birding - This morning
5/12/17 8:13 am andrew thornton (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> American Wigeon and Bank Swallows, High Point
5/12/17 6:37 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Blackpoll Warblers
5/12/17 6:18 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Black-billed Cuckoo in Watauga County, NC--update
5/11/17 5:49 pm John Fussell <jofuss...> Re: Micou Browne has passed away
5/11/17 3:51 pm Robert Rybczynski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mid Pines Rd addendum - Horned Lark
5/11/17 2:24 pm Jacob Farmer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mississippi Kites - Anderson Point Park - Wake Co, NC
5/11/17 2:01 pm Peter Perlman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> FOY Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Bolin Creek (Chapel Hill)
5/11/17 10:05 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Update of the Mammals of North Carolina website
5/11/17 9:18 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mid Pines Rd birds
5/11/17 8:27 am Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...> FOS Mississippi Kites
5/11/17 7:39 am Janet & Richard Paulette (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> High Country Audubon
5/11/17 7:28 am Pam Diamond (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> birding magic in Cary
5/11/17 7:24 am Robert Rybczynski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mid Pines Rd birds
5/10/17 3:23 pm Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Blackpoll Warbler!!!
5/10/17 2:52 pm Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Blackpoll
5/10/17 12:25 pm andrew thornton (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> 21 warblers + Warbling Vireos, Greensboro
5/10/17 12:04 pm Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> BOBOLINK at Joyner Park, Wake Forest, Wake County, NC on May 10 2017
5/10/17 10:01 am Jim G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Swainson's Thrush - Outer Banks, NC
5/10/17 9:29 am David Campbell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad River Greenway, Cleveland County NC
5/10/17 8:43 am Josh Southern (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Spring Migration Peaking in Central NC
5/10/17 7:13 am Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Warbling Vireo at Lake Crabtree, Wake Co., NC
5/9/17 9:50 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Backyard Birding - This Friday AM
5/9/17 9:06 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Purple Gallinule Aiken County, SC
5/9/17 8:52 am Lois Stacey (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Purple Gallinule Aiken County, SC
5/8/17 4:53 pm Charlotte Goedsche <goedsche...> Cerulean Nest--New Development
5/8/17 8:50 am Paul Taillie (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> late report: some good finds in NC on Saturday
5/8/17 8:05 am Paul Serridge (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Gunter Rd, Greenville County
5/8/17 7:31 am Gilbert Grant (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Black Scoter and Leatherback Turtle off North Topsail Beach, NC
5/7/17 5:33 pm TRISTA NEALON (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
5/7/17 5:25 pm Irvin Pitts <pittsjam...> Migrant activity in Lexington County, SC
5/7/17 3:18 pm Marcus Simpson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Catesby original watercolors exhibition and events in Charleston
5/7/17 2:49 pm Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
5/7/17 2:21 pm Tom Krakauer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Eagle nest still visible
5/7/17 1:56 pm Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Down East Birding
5/7/17 12:53 pm David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad winged Hawk on Holly Shelter Rd.
5/7/17 11:23 am \kathy <khart123...>\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Backyard in Moncks Corner,SC
5/7/17 8:29 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Micou Browne has passed away
5/7/17 7:36 am Elaine Long (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Bobolinks
5/6/17 8:13 pm Roger Moyer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ebird reviewer question
5/6/17 5:31 pm Peter Perlman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> New yard bird: White-Eyed Vireo!
5/6/17 2:55 pm Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Yard Goodies This Afternoon
5/6/17 12:45 pm Frank Enders (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Weldon boat landing short trip: 1 Cerulean, 4 CLIFF SWALLOWS
5/6/17 12:42 pm Christopher Hill <Chill...> Re: Shrikes now more visible--Ro Rap theater may be easy for big days
5/6/17 12:29 pm Frank Enders (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Shrikes now more visible--Ro Rap theater may be easy for big days
5/6/17 8:56 am Jay Pitocchelli (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/6/17 5:22 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Micou Browne has passed away
5/5/17 4:01 pm ammaceachren (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Red-necked Phalarope at Pea Island today
5/5/17 2:09 pm Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Probable Blackpoll Warbler
5/5/17 10:34 am Josh Southern (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mid-Pines Rd (Wake Co, NC) Update
5/5/17 9:34 am Steve <sshultz...> Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
5/5/17 9:01 am lenkopka (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: European bird apps
5/5/17 8:54 am Cutler/Blackford <cutford...> European bird apps
5/5/17 8:19 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Birding in Oklahoma
5/5/17 8:18 am sea (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
5/4/17 3:14 pm ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Neonicitinoid treated milkweed
5/4/17 2:56 pm Ann Truesdale (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Neonicitinoid treated milkweed
5/4/17 12:21 pm Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
5/4/17 11:23 am Marilyn Westphal <mjwestph...> Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
5/4/17 8:47 am Ron <waxwing...> Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
5/4/17 8:38 am Ric Porter <ric...> Blue Ridge Parkway
5/4/17 8:07 am Christopher Hill <Chill...> Re: E. Screech Owl update, Seabrook Isl, SC
5/4/17 8:06 am Lex Glover <GloverL...> SC Breeding Bird Survey Route Volunteers Needed
5/4/17 7:43 am John Ennis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Living Bird Migration Article
5/4/17 7:17 am David Hart <david.hart...> Blackpoll Warbler at Sandy Creek
5/4/17 5:20 am Keith E. Camburn <kcamburn...> Continuing Rose-breasted Grosbeaks: Gastonia, NC
5/3/17 7:44 pm <badgerboy...> Brookshire Park, Boone bird walk this Saturday 8AM
5/3/17 7:20 pm Derek Aldrich (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: SC Limpkin
5/3/17 5:59 pm David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> E. Screech Owl update, Seabrook Isl, SC
5/3/17 5:44 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> SC Limpkin
5/3/17 3:12 pm \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Black-billed Cuckoo in Watauga Co., NC
5/3/17 9:46 am Lucas Bobay (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Lake Landing Swallow-tailed Kite
5/3/17 9:32 am Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Acadian flycatcher today
5/2/17 11:37 am Charlotte Goedsche <goedsche...> Cerulean Nest on Parkway--Update
5/2/17 10:58 am Paul Serridge (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Gunter Rd update (Greenville County, SC)
5/2/17 7:49 am Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Lake Mattamuskeet NC?
5/2/17 3:56 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Cold Front Birds
5/1/17 6:49 pm Kyle Kittelberger (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Hemipteran Hoppers of North Carolina Website
5/1/17 3:34 pm David McLean (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> New posting on Birding Bulls blog
5/1/17 6:51 am Wayne Forsythe <wforsythe...> Henderson Cty, NC
5/1/17 6:26 am Tom Krakauer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird -- Quail Roost -- Apr 30, 2017
4/30/17 9:29 pm Paul Smith (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Swainson's Warbler outside of Asheville
4/30/17 3:26 pm \kathy <khart123...>\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Black scotor at Ft. Moultrie, SC
4/30/17 2:59 pm Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Great crested flycatcher
4/30/17 12:20 pm Steve Shultz <sshultz...> Fw: 17 warbler day - Blowing Rock NC
4/30/17 10:42 am Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Yates Mill: FOUND 70mm Nikon lens cap
4/30/17 9:07 am Charlotte Goedsche <goedsche...> Cerulean Nest on Blue Ridge Parkway
4/30/17 4:14 am Keith E. Camburn <kcamburn...> "Flock" of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks: Gastonia, NC
4/29/17 5:46 pm Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Blackpoll Warbler, Am. Golden-Plover, White-rumped Sandpipers, Roseate Spoonbills, Bobolinks - Yawkey Wildlife Center (restricted access)
4/29/17 5:44 pm Cindy Pirson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Lake norman state park
4/29/17 5:21 pm Steve <sshultz...> 17 warbler day - Blowing Rock NC
4/29/17 5:07 pm David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Eastern Screech Owl nest at Seabrook Island, SC
4/29/17 11:35 am Brian B (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird -- Blue Jay Point County Park -- Apr 29, 2017
4/29/17 11:21 am Lenette (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Rose breasted grosbeak/boiling springs SC
4/29/17 11:01 am Mark Kosiewski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Durham Purple Martins
4/29/17 10:43 am Edith Tatum (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Scarlet Tanagers
4/29/17 10:34 am Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Purple Martins/Blue-winged Teal
4/29/17 9:43 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Bobolinks, Grasshopper sparrows
4/29/17 9:09 am Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Bobolinks, Grasshopper sparrows
4/29/17 9:08 am Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Bobolinks, Grasshopper sparrows
4/29/17 4:16 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Black-throated Blue Warbler
4/29/17 3:37 am Gretchen Schramm (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Blue Ridge Parkway
4/29/17 3:18 am Ron & ann <rashahid...> Birding in Ecuador
 
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Date: 5/29/17 11:05 am
From: Sam Cooper <dmcooper2...>
Subject: Cliff Swallows nesting in Pender Co, NC

On Saturday I photographed active Cliff Swallow nests (at least 8) under the 210 bridge over the NE Cape Fear River (posted in eBird). Mark Jones reported there were nests there last year. A survey by boat would likely reveal more nests. Since these nests are less than 4 miles from New Hanover County, NC, I paddled and checked under the next bridges downstream, the I-40 and 117 bridges along the boundary of New Hanover this morning. Although I saw one Cliff Swallow, I didn't see any Cliff nests under these bridges. I also heard second-hand (unconfirmed) that Cliffs nested near Riegelwood (Columbus Co) a few years ago.

Sam Cooper
Wilmington, NC

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Date: 5/28/17 12:17 pm
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird -- 4132–4156 NC Highway 122 N, Speed US-NC (35.9692,-77.4436) -- May 28, 2017
For those curious what species and numbers can be found in the Edgecombe-Martin County of NC at this time of year here are the results of today's Speed BBS. Some of the individual totals will seem outrageously high for those who do not run BBS routes. Keep in mind these are totals from 50 (3 minutes each) stops along a 24.5 mile route. The numbers add up when you cover that much territory!

4132–4156 NC Highway 122 N, Speed US-NC (35.9692,-77.4436)
May 28, 2017
5:24 AM
Traveling
24.50 miles
270 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Speed BBS; starting in Speed, Edgecombe Co. and ending near Williamston, Martin Co.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.0 Build 136

5 Canada Goose
8 Wood Duck
2 American Black Duck
24 Northern Bobwhite
5 Wild Turkey
6 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
8 Great Egret
2 Green Heron
2 Black Vulture
15 Turkey Vulture
5 Red-shouldered Hawk
8 Red-tailed Hawk
13 Killdeer
6 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
154 Mourning Dove
28 Yellow-billed Cuckoo -- Not an usual number for a BBS in this area
2 Chuck-will's-widow
37 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
23 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
16 Pileated Woodpecker -- Not an unusual number for this area
10 Eastern Wood-Pewee
14 Acadian Flycatcher
3 Eastern Phoebe
28 Great Crested Flycatcher
3 Eastern Kingbird
2 Loggerhead Shrike
28 White-eyed Vireo
15 Yellow-throated Vireo -- Not an unusual number for this area
1 Warbling Vireo (Eastern) -- Heard and seen singing in tall elm tree in yard. Probably a late migrant.
41 Red-eyed Vireo
27 Blue Jay
112 American Crow
4 Fish Crow
15 Horned Lark
29 Purple Martin
39 Barn Swallow
4 Carolina Chickadee
60 Tufted Titmouse -- Not unusual in this area
4 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)
3 Brown-headed Nuthatch
55 Carolina Wren -- Not unusual in this area
8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
24 Eastern Bluebird
18 Wood Thrush
15 American Robin
16 Brown Thrasher -- Not unusual in this area
42 Northern Mockingbird
52 European Starling
8 Ovenbird
2 Louisiana Waterthrush
7 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Kentucky Warbler
32 Common Yellowthroat
7 Hooded Warbler
3 Northern Parula
22 Pine Warbler
3 Yellow-throated Warbler
4 Prairie Warbler
23 Yellow-breasted Chat
2 Grasshopper Sparrow
44 Chipping Sparrow
10 Field Sparrow
16 Eastern Towhee
28 Summer Tanager
4 Scarlet Tanager
53 Northern Cardinal
70 Blue Grosbeak -- Not unusual number for this area
69 Indigo Bunting
18 Red-winged Blackbird
24 Eastern Meadowlark
75 Common Grackle (Purple)
18 Brown-headed Cowbird
25 Orchard Oriole
4 House Finch
7 American Goldfinch
14 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 80


J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 5/28/17 12:02 pm
From: Shea Tiller (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Yet another RFI--Beck's Ferry
Greetings

What are the best specific places for Swallow-tailed kite, red-cockaded
woodpecker, and Bachman's sparrow at Beck's Ferry?

Sorry to keep on churning out RFIs. I promise this to the be the last one :)

May the shiny cowbirds be upon you,

Shea

 

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Date: 5/28/17 11:07 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird -- Alligator River NWR -- May 27, 2017
For anyone interested in what can be expected at the Alligator River NWR this time of year, following is the complete list of birds recorded on yesterday's (27 May) breeding bird survey.

Alligator River NWR
May 27, 2017
5:16 AM
Traveling
24.50 miles
360 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Milltail Creek BBS; starting at jct of Milltail Road and US 64 and ending on US 264 south of Stumpy Point. Entire route within Alligator River NWR and adjoining Dare Bombing Range.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.0 Build 136

5 Wood Duck
15 Northern Bobwhite
1 Wild Turkey
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
1 Great Egret
8 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Bald Eagle
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Killdeer
11 Laughing Gull
3 Royal Tern
16 Mourning Dove
21 Yellow-billed Cuckoo -- Not unusual for this area.
1 Barred Owl
1 Chuck-will's-widow
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
7 Red-headed Woodpecker
22 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
3 Hairy Woodpecker
15 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
27 Pileated Woodpecker -- Not unusual for this area
3 Eastern Wood-Pewee
36 Great Crested Flycatcher
6 Eastern Kingbird
4 White-eyed Vireo
3 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
7 Purple Martin
6 Barn Swallow
10 Carolina Chickadee
4 Brown-headed Nuthatch
107 Carolina Wren -- Not unusual for this area.
1 American Robin
19 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
3 European Starling
1 Cedar Waxwing
2 Worm-eating Warbler
57 Prothonotary Warbler -- Not unusual for this area.
52 Common Yellowthroat -- Not unusual for this area
3 Hooded Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
29 Prairie Warbler
2 Yellow-breasted Chat
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Summer Tanager
12 Northern Cardinal
2 Blue Grosbeak
19 Indigo Bunting
3 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Eastern Meadowlark
56 Common Grackle (Purple)
3 Boat-tailed Grackle
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 60


J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 5/28/17 10:36 am
From: Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Worth being on the lookout for... escapees
2 African Secretary birds apparently escaped from the NC Asheboro Zoo Friday; officials seeking help locating them... shouldn't be too hard to spot! ;)


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Date: 5/28/17 8:21 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Moratoc Park, Williamston, Martin Co., NC
Birders,

Also had 4 species that I didn't see on my BBS route at Moratoc Park on the Roanoke River just now: a soaring Am. Anhinga, several Mississippi Kites, and both N. Rough-wing and Cliff Swallows. The latter I assume are nesting on the US 17-13 bridge over the Roanoke, located a short distance downstream. I don't recall seeing them at this location during the breeding season before.

Good birding,

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 5/28/17 8:02 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Highlights on the Speed BBS, Edgecombe and Martin County, NC
Birders,

Just finished my Speed BBS this morning (28 May). Highlights were a singing Warbling Vireo ( in a yard elm at the jct of SR 1320 and SR 1326 near Oak City--probably a late migrant), 2 Am. Black Ducks pitching down in a wet clearcut on SR 1509 near Speed(!), 2 separate Loggerhead Shrikes (1 near Oak City, the other in the town limits of Hamilton), 2 Grasshopper Sparrows on SR 1329 near Oak City), 4 Scarlet Tanagers (always a good bird in the coastal plain), and 70 Blue Grosbeaks (this route regularly has one of the highest counts for this species in the U.S.).

Alas, no Dickcissels or Mississippi Kites this year! Total of 80 species on the route, a very good number for the inner Coastal Plain.

Good birding,

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 5/28/17 7:29 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Waterlily birds
Had a singing Warbling Vireo along the sound front in Waterlily, Currituck
County, NC, this morning. Got visuals, too, but no photo. Along the marsh
had 6 calling Least Bitterns and one King Rail.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

 

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Date: 5/28/17 6:53 am
From: Shea Tiller (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: update on previous RFI--Chuck Will's Widow
Hello, all. I recently submitted an RFI for SC to this list, with a list of
targets.I now have a more specific question pertaining to chuck-will's
widows.

What condition are best for listening for them? (e.g. cloudy or not,
moonless or moonlit
What time of night is most reliable?
Does anyone know of anywhere near Hilton Head where you can actually see
them?

Thanks everyone for all of your great help in response to my previous RFI!

Good birding,

Shea

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Date: 5/27/17 9:20 am
From: <annbailes...>
Subject: Dickcissel - Dobbins Farm Ponds, Townville SC
Mike and I got out to the farm ponds about 8:00 this morning and saw
dickcissels - saw at least one female and two males. The males were vying
over the female. They spent a lot of time on the fenceposts and fences so we
got good looks at them. It was a new bird for Mike and a confirmation of a
bird I spotted some 20 years ago a little east of the Townville area.

Ann Bailes
Anderson SC
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Date: 5/27/17 8:51 am
From: Corey, Ed <ed.corey...>
Subject: Black Rail, Least Bitterns at Cedar Island NWR Causeway
Yesterday morning, in hopes of adding Shiny Cowbird to my list for NC, I headed southeast towards Carteret County. Leaving Raleigh at 2:50am, I decided to stop by Cedar Island, in hopes of getting some marsh birds before Fort Macon State Park gates opened a little after 7. I arrived on the causeway at 6:15, and was immediately greeted by a flyover LEAST BITTERN. Before I left the area, I was treated to 3 more, all in somewhat close proximity, including one standing on the edge of the canal in plain view. Lots of waders flying in, including Great and Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron and Glossy Ibis. The marshes were quite noisy with Seaside Sparrows, Eastern Willets, and Boat-tailed Grackles in full swing. A strong west wind had me a bit discouraged about rails, but around 645, I walked a bit to the east, and heard at least one, possibly two BLACK RAIL calling, only the second time I've ever observed this cryptic species! As I was standing there enjoying the unique ik-ik-err call, a single Clapper Rail erupted from the west, and a lone BLACK-NECKED STILT flew overhead.

I was so enamored with the Causeway that I didn't leave until about 745, arriving at Fort Macon after the Shiny Cowbird had last been seen. Oh well, no lifers, but a great start to a morning.

Ed Corey
Raleigh, NC

 

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Date: 5/27/17 7:05 am
From: Mark Kosiewski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mourning Warbler
The Mourning Warbler is still present as of 10:00am

MarkKosiewski
Pittsboro, NC




 

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Date: 5/27/17 4:33 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Late Magnolia Warbler
Good looking one in the birch right now in the front yard.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/26/17 5:11 pm
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Late Singing Vireo
Anybody else notice that the Yellow-throated Vireo sings very late in the evening? No Red-eyed had sang for over two hours in the yard. But this guy is singing his butt off at 8:10!

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/26/17 1:50 pm
From: Jamie Adams (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Shiny Cowbird, Fort Macon, NC
If interested, pics here. Brownish first year male per Sibley?

Photographicbirdlistomania.blogspot.com

Unfortunately a bunch of people just missed it and stayed most of the day trying to relocate but were unsuccessful. I bet he will be there early tomorrow.

Jamie Adams
Wilmington, NC

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Date: 5/26/17 12:34 pm
From: Ann Brice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Painted bunting continues at Wilson Ed Forest and a bear warning
I woke up early one morning last week and decided to go listen to the
morning chorus at the Ed Forest. I didn't hear anything I couldn't have
seen at 9 am except that at 6:05 am a bear came out of the woods and
crossed the greenway about 100 yards in front of me. Gave me quite a
start. My dog took off after it and dove into the woods where I last saw
the bear and about five seconds later she came running back out towards me,
looking over her shoulder. I have always been concerned that she would
antagonize a bear who would come running back after me. Luckily the bear
had scared her and she came back by herself!

The painted bunting continues singing and was pretty easy to find
yesterday. It was singing from top of a tall tree in the hedgerow next to
the school at the end of the paved road. There is a blue grosbeak singing
in the area also. The first day or so the painted bunting and the grosbeak
seemed to be trying to run each other off their territory.

--
Ann Brice

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Date: 5/26/17 11:39 am
From: <hilton...> <hilton...>
Subject: Hilton Pond 05/01/17 (Flora & Fauna of WV--And Elsewhere)
I don't think I've ever posted two installments of "This Week at Hilton Pond" in one week, but--hey-- I'm trying to get caught up. The latest photo essay (#655) for 1-15 May 2017 includes lots of images of birds, wildflowers, butterflies, and other native flora and fauna observed during the recent New River Birding and Nature Festival in West Virginia, with a special nod to pollinators. Many of these species can also been see in the Carolinas and elsewhere. (Alas, there is also a sad note about the recent passing of our beloved Elaida Mayorga Villanueva in Costa Rica.) The posting includes my usual summary of all birds banded and recaptured during the period, along with a few miscellaneous nature notes. Take a look, if you will, at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hiltonpond.org_ThisWeek170501.html&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=7zxsFoldOXipORuK-K3XljE1DAIKAL6g_bFeF_geOMQ&s=acEnpE0aFIL6HibNMbIKZlseq0zq0h9E0-fS8q44HvU&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hiltonpond.org_ThisWeek170501.html&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=7zxsFoldOXipORuK-K3XljE1DAIKAL6g_bFeF_geOMQ&s=acEnpE0aFIL6HibNMbIKZlseq0zq0h9E0-fS8q44HvU&e= >

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Date: 5/26/17 7:51 am
From: Elizabeth Faison (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mourning Warbler
Hey All,


Just to let you know the mourning warbler is still at the Yonnalossee overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mile Marker 303.9, this morning about 9.15. He was in the upper canopy close to the viaduct and not at all shy.


Elizabeth Faison
Blowing Rock




 

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Date: 5/26/17 6:39 am
From: <scompton1251...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Sugarloaf Key (Florida Keys WEA), May 14, 2017


Birders,

The photos I took last week of a Shiny Cowbird in the Florida Keys
(with Brown-headed) might be of interest when examining the Fort Macon
bird.

Steve Compton

-----------------------------------------From:
<ebird-checklist...>
To:
Cc:
Sent: 26-May-2017 13:29:30 +0000
Subject: eBird Report - Sugarloaf Key (Florida Keys WEA), May 14, 2017

Sugarloaf Key (Florida Keys WEA), Monroe, Florida, US
May 14, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: Larry Manfredi tour: Col. Richard Hayes of North
Charleston, SC and Robert Carr of Lincolnshire, UK
6 species

Magnificent Frigatebird 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Mourning Dove 2
Gray Kingbird 1
Shiny Cowbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

View this checklist online at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=2pEpzhCVHhZgMlq7BUchlPnbmhodFZb3SiowbWVDPQs&s=baBQGwRVMcbqlkUuKX5qzEmWorOZfSeybEcmBqffxKs&e= [1])


Links:
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[1] https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=2pEpzhCVHhZgMlq7BUchlPnbmhodFZb3SiowbWVDPQs&s=baBQGwRVMcbqlkUuKX5qzEmWorOZfSeybEcmBqffxKs&e=


 

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Date: 5/26/17 5:38 am
From: <scompton1251...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Cleveland Park, Greenville, SC, May 26, 2017


Birders,

Heard a Bobwhite from my bathroom window this morning, calling
repeatedly and clearly. I live in suburban Greenville, SC, 1/2 mile
from Cleveland Park, and far from any fields or woodlots suitable for
Bobwhite breeding.

Steve Compton

-----------------------------------------From:
<ebird-checklist...>
To:
Cc:
Sent: 26-May-2017 12:35:02 +0000
Subject: eBird Report - Cleveland Park, Greenville, SC, May 26, 2017

Cleveland Park, Greenville, SC, Greenville, South Carolina, US
May 26, 2017 7:15 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Heard from the bathroom while getting dressed: Bobwhite
Quail.
5 species

Northern Bobwhite 1 Heard calling clearly and loudly from bathroom.
From backyard, sang for 15 minutes until my dogs, apparently noticing
the strange loud visitor, went outside and barked. The song, a full
"bob-white" was clear, repeated without the introduction of other
phrases, eliminating the possibility of a Mockingbird or Thrasher.
Downy Woodpecker 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 1
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=SdDRMAo2tZEsu5PR-ONF2ttcW_h473HDUyBE-K8GJrk&s=RzVoZxSO9lyAGZjyz_YXutrPpbW16V3lck7FGZIjhBc&e= [1])


Links:
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Date: 5/26/17 4:49 am
From: Jamie Adams (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: YES Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
Just saw and photographed it! Very cooperative and actively feeding at feeder.

Jamie Adams
Wilmington, NC

Sent from my iPhone

On May 25, 2017, at 10:01 PM, Marty Wall <carolinabirds...><mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:

Several of us spent a little time looking for the Shiny Cowbird late in the day without success. By the time I arrived after work, I only had 30 minutes before the park closed. I plan to be there first thing in the morning and will post if the bird is seen again.

Marty Wall
Beaufort, NC

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 9:41 PM, Marty Wall <mwbirdmail...><mailto:<mwbirdmail...>> wrote:
Thanks! Didn't see it this evening, but only had half an hour before the park closed after work. I will check again in the morning and post if I see it.

Marty

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 7:37 PM, andrew thornton <andrew.k.thornton...><mailto:<andrew.k.thornton...>> wrote:
Awesome find! Just leaving Horsepen where Henry found a Great White Heron this morning. I might check into chasing that cowhide on Sunday.

On May 25, 2017 4:20 PM, "Marty Wall" <carolinabirds...><mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:
I photographed a small blackbird under the feeder behind the museum at Fort Macon State Park this morning. It was about the same size as some nearby Brown-headed Cowbirds. I don't know what else it might be, and with these strong winds, some more southerly birds might be possible. Any ID help would be appreciated. I have linked my eBird report with photos below. Sorry I didn't get better photos.

Thanks,
Marty Wall
currently in Beaufort, NC

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=H1dL14yt3Al4VPqYJao6kWWOZaLE7BUUAKeEfs_v1rc&s=EG0Km1WTrrEw6EOsOzWs7jviZg5XgH6IPLKrojASvso&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UytitWBtnLpOgej3A9yuT3TWzK4iI6E-6Rd3H9hfY_A&s=A-w2NkUkI5-QK7pRWVg81bZHpTaRN9ENkX91GhE_9uk&e=>




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Date: 5/25/17 7:02 pm
From: Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
Several of us spent a little time looking for the Shiny Cowbird late in the
day without success. By the time I arrived after work, I only had 30
minutes before the park closed. I plan to be there first thing in the
morning and will post if the bird is seen again.

Marty Wall
Beaufort, NC

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 9:41 PM, Marty Wall <mwbirdmail...> wrote:

> Thanks! Didn't see it this evening, but only had half an hour before the
> park closed after work. I will check again in the morning and post if I
> see it.
>
> Marty
>
> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 7:37 PM, andrew thornton <
> <andrew.k.thornton...> wrote:
>
>> Awesome find! Just leaving Horsepen where Henry found a Great White
>> Heron this morning. I might check into chasing that cowhide on Sunday.
>>
>> On May 25, 2017 4:20 PM, "Marty Wall" <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>>
>>> I photographed a small blackbird under the feeder behind the museum at
>>> Fort Macon State Park this morning. It was about the same size as some
>>> nearby Brown-headed Cowbirds. I don't know what else it might be, and with
>>> these strong winds, some more southerly birds might be possible. Any ID
>>> help would be appreciated. I have linked my eBird report with photos
>>> below. Sorry I didn't get better photos.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Marty Wall
>>> currently in Beaufort, NC
>>>
>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=o_LZefQ_gnx6zmC8sb3gg-7nbK5taLuddK-7_CNFKeo&s=W7BYNVvF0q_vdq-nE5zntshP3Lai5-MpRVWcJ1rcQrM&e=
>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UytitWBtnLpOgej3A9yuT3TWzK4iI6E-6Rd3H9hfY_A&s=A-w2NkUkI5-QK7pRWVg81bZHpTaRN9ENkX91GhE_9uk&e=>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>

 

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Date: 5/25/17 6:56 pm
From: Holm, Karen <karen.holm...>
Subject: question on Chimney Swifts
Each year I scan the Carolina Birds reports looking for "my chimney swifts" migrating north. These are annual nesters in my 150yr old cottage chimney pots on the New York side of the Susquehanna River. This year I noticed what seem to be following juveniles. Two smaller swifts following a larger pair and cohabitating in the same chimney pot. I see these same smaller swifts fluttering&tittering (as young birds do when begging a meal) when approached by the larger swifts in flight. At the same time, I am seeing juvenile baby chickadees crashing about, the first to fledge locally.

My questions are -

Do chimney swifts fledge more than one brood in a year?
Is it possible that my swifts (which only took up residence 10days ago) brought with them recent fledglings from a southern nest site or would these be last year's fledglings?
Any data as to the life span of chimney swifts?

Thanks!
Karen Holm
Owego, New York

-----Original Message-----
From: <carolinabirds-request...> [mailto:<carolinabirds-request...>] On Behalf Of <jrgrego...>
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:02 AM
To: <carolinabirds...>
Subject: EXTERNAL: First Chimney Swift of the season

I had a couple chimney swift over the house this morning--I hope this signals the start of another nesting season in our chimney. We also had a pair of Wood Duck in the trees--and we're a long way from water! It's been an unusually active week in the yard, mostly in terms of winter birds rather than spring arrivals. A highlight earlier this week was a Blue-headed Vireo singing 10 feet over my head as I watched for birds from my driveway--I often see them in the yard, but not singing.

John Grego
Columbia, SC
 

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Date: 5/25/17 5:58 pm
From: Henry Link <linkh...>
Subject: Greensboro "Great White Heron"
A Great Blue Heron (White form) was seen and photographed by several birders today on the mudflats where Horse Pen Creek enters Lake Brandt in northwest Greensboro. It appeared to be settling in for the night at sunset.

Best views today were from the east side of the flats accessible from the Nat Greene Trail. The trail head is on east side of Old Battleground Road about .5 miles north of its intersection with Lake Brandt Road.

Henry Link
Greensboro NC


 

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Date: 5/25/17 4:14 pm
From: Peter Quadarella (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mississippi Kite
I had a Mississippi Kite near the Roanoke River Game Lands in Martin County
today. Just thought I'd let everyone know to keep an eye out for this
great looking bird.

Peter Quadarella

 

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Date: 5/25/17 2:15 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
I concur on the ID - nice find.

We have had a dry run in coastal SC on this species in recent years
compared to the 80s and 90s - maybe things are looking up.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Marty Wall <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Thanks Harry! The bird was at one of the feeders behind the museum around
> 9 AM. Blackbirds were coming and going quite a bit. I plan to back as
> soon as I close up shop and will post either way.
>
> Marty Wall
> Beaufort, NC
>
> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 4:34 PM, Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...>
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<hlegrandjr...>');>> wrote:
>
>> Looks like an adult male Shiny Cowbird to me, as well. I checked Google
>> images just to review, before I responded. I've seen lots of them in the
>> tropics, but of course there are lots of icterids that are all dark like
>> this, but none others are really reasonable candidates (due to great
>> distances). It's not a juvenile grackle of any kind, etc. The Shiny's bill
>> is a tad longer than on a Brown-headed, and this is visible in the photos.
>> (And of course shorter than on grackles or Brewer's/Rusty, and all of them
>> have white or yellow eyes).
>>
>> Harry LeGrand
>> Raleigh
>>
>> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Marty Wall <carolinabirds...>
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<carolinabirds...>');>> wrote:
>>
>>> I photographed a small blackbird under the feeder behind the museum at
>>> Fort Macon State Park this morning. It was about the same size as some
>>> nearby Brown-headed Cowbirds. I don't know what else it might be, and with
>>> these strong winds, some more southerly birds might be possible. Any ID
>>> help would be appreciated. I have linked my eBird report with photos
>>> below. Sorry I didn't get better photos.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Marty Wall
>>> currently in Beaufort, NC
>>>
>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=079p3pfiJP8fMvhB_mgW0pdQE_QNO4a0cE49BGc3PEw&s=4OhuTXNJ7XWL7TFz-s2v5DHBYQ1eoB-DJ7UBAttGTDY&e=
>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UytitWBtnLpOgej3A9yuT3TWzK4iI6E-6Rd3H9hfY_A&s=A-w2NkUkI5-QK7pRWVg81bZHpTaRN9ENkX91GhE_9uk&e=>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 5/25/17 1:42 pm
From: Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
Thanks Harry! The bird was at one of the feeders behind the museum around
9 AM. Blackbirds were coming and going quite a bit. I plan to back as
soon as I close up shop and will post either way.

Marty Wall
Beaufort, NC

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 4:34 PM, Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...> wrote:

> Looks like an adult male Shiny Cowbird to me, as well. I checked Google
> images just to review, before I responded. I've seen lots of them in the
> tropics, but of course there are lots of icterids that are all dark like
> this, but none others are really reasonable candidates (due to great
> distances). It's not a juvenile grackle of any kind, etc. The Shiny's bill
> is a tad longer than on a Brown-headed, and this is visible in the photos.
> (And of course shorter than on grackles or Brewer's/Rusty, and all of them
> have white or yellow eyes).
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
> On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Marty Wall <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>
>> I photographed a small blackbird under the feeder behind the museum at
>> Fort Macon State Park this morning. It was about the same size as some
>> nearby Brown-headed Cowbirds. I don't know what else it might be, and with
>> these strong winds, some more southerly birds might be possible. Any ID
>> help would be appreciated. I have linked my eBird report with photos
>> below. Sorry I didn't get better photos.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Marty Wall
>> currently in Beaufort, NC
>>
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=HImmtPDuSIikSxlC6QpUzfm07vfFX-dW7y1_nnuxwWc&s=bzY9N2Do64_9-CN3gaK77mrTT-xz0S_FKyjfm9a7qYU&e=
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UytitWBtnLpOgej3A9yuT3TWzK4iI6E-6Rd3H9hfY_A&s=A-w2NkUkI5-QK7pRWVg81bZHpTaRN9ENkX91GhE_9uk&e=>
>>
>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 5/25/17 1:35 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
Looks like an adult male Shiny Cowbird to me, as well. I checked Google
images just to review, before I responded. I've seen lots of them in the
tropics, but of course there are lots of icterids that are all dark like
this, but none others are really reasonable candidates (due to great
distances). It's not a juvenile grackle of any kind, etc. The Shiny's bill
is a tad longer than on a Brown-headed, and this is visible in the photos.
(And of course shorter than on grackles or Brewer's/Rusty, and all of them
have white or yellow eyes).

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Marty Wall <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> I photographed a small blackbird under the feeder behind the museum at
> Fort Macon State Park this morning. It was about the same size as some
> nearby Brown-headed Cowbirds. I don't know what else it might be, and with
> these strong winds, some more southerly birds might be possible. Any ID
> help would be appreciated. I have linked my eBird report with photos
> below. Sorry I didn't get better photos.
>
> Thanks,
> Marty Wall
> currently in Beaufort, NC
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=wTpa7B5v8GcBPiq1i6GAh72qVfNRcxjNFsqeCu9Am8o&s=U6RhXdCqd8UsfKVGwsdR7BkjVm2GwYF9VOEU3nB-SPY&e=
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UytitWBtnLpOgej3A9yuT3TWzK4iI6E-6Rd3H9hfY_A&s=A-w2NkUkI5-QK7pRWVg81bZHpTaRN9ENkX91GhE_9uk&e=>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/25/17 1:21 pm
From: Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: possible Shiny Cowbird at Fort Macon State Park, NC
I photographed a small blackbird under the feeder behind the museum at Fort
Macon State Park this morning. It was about the same size as some nearby
Brown-headed Cowbirds. I don't know what else it might be, and with these
strong winds, some more southerly birds might be possible. Any ID help
would be appreciated. I have linked my eBird report with photos below.
Sorry I didn't get better photos.

Thanks,
Marty Wall
currently in Beaufort, NC

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37133056&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UytitWBtnLpOgej3A9yuT3TWzK4iI6E-6Rd3H9hfY_A&s=A-w2NkUkI5-QK7pRWVg81bZHpTaRN9ENkX91GhE_9uk&e=

 

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Date: 5/25/17 9:08 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mourning Warbler Still Present BRP--Avery Co.
If it sticks around much longer it likely is not a migrant but a territorial bird attempting to breed. Folks should keep monitoring it.

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
Sent from my iPhone

> On May 25, 2017, at 11:30 AM, Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> I was able to see the Mourning Warbler this morning after 2 tries. First tried about 9:00-9:30am and only heard it singing. I left to find Alder Flycatcher at Camp Creek (found one singing) and decided to go back and see if I could see the Warbler. By this time the sun was out and the Warbler was singing even more and flew fairly close offering great looks. I will post photos later. To see the Mourning Warbler park at the Yonahlosee Overlook just north of the Linn Cove Viaduct. Walk south along the parkway for about 75-100 yards and you should hear it singing downslope (east) of the parkway in the clearing.
> --
> Dwayne
> *************
> Dwayne Martin
> Hickory, NC
> <redxbill...>

 

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Date: 5/25/17 8:30 am
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mourning Warbler Still Present BRP--Avery Co.
I was able to see the Mourning Warbler this morning after 2 tries. First
tried about 9:00-9:30am and only heard it singing. I left to find Alder
Flycatcher at Camp Creek (found one singing) and decided to go back and see
if I could see the Warbler. By this time the sun was out and the Warbler
was singing even more and flew fairly close offering great looks. I will
post photos later. To see the Mourning Warbler park at the Yonahlosee
Overlook just north of the Linn Cove Viaduct. Walk south along the parkway
for about 75-100 yards and you should hear it singing downslope (east) of
the parkway in the clearing.
--
Dwayne
*************
Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>

 

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Date: 5/25/17 7:29 am
From: Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Wake County, Lake Crabtree / Southport - Red-necked Phalarope(s)
I was there before 7 am & saw a single White-rumped & 3 semisands, and a
Blue-winged Teal. Just the tips of grasses were exposed on the covered
mudflats. Sun was bright then. 5-6 Grass Carp were actively working the
edges, spooking the few birds there & enabling good opportunities to view
a white rump on one bird.

I guess the Red-necked Phalaropes are long gone.

Eddie Owens
Cary NC


On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 9:31 AM Daniel Kaplan <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> Only A single semi sand wading in the shallows. Also the main park
> entrance is closed - in case anyone was thinking of checking the grassy
> field.
>
> Dan Kaplan
> Durham
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 25, 2017, at 9:10 AM, Kevin Hudson (via carolinabirds Mailing
> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Shorebirds no longer on mud flats, which are now completely covered
> after two days of rain. Thanks to Eddie Owens for finding them.
> >
> > Kevin Hudson
> > Raleigh NC
>

 

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Date: 5/25/17 6:31 am
From: Daniel Kaplan (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Wake County, Lake Crabtree / Southport - Red-necked Phalarope(s)
Only A single semi sand wading in the shallows. Also the main park entrance is closed - in case anyone was thinking of checking the grassy field.

Dan Kaplan
Durham

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 25, 2017, at 9:10 AM, Kevin Hudson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Shorebirds no longer on mud flats, which are now completely covered after two days of rain. Thanks to Eddie Owens for finding them.
>
> Kevin Hudson
> Raleigh NC
 

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Date: 5/25/17 6:11 am
From: Kevin Hudson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Wake County, Lake Crabtree / Southport - Red-necked Phalarope(s)
Shorebirds no longer on mud flats, which are now completely covered after
two days of rain. Thanks to Eddie Owens for finding them.

Kevin Hudson
Raleigh NC

 

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Date: 5/25/17 5:17 am
From: <badgerboy...>
Subject: Cattle Egret Wilkes County
A locally very rare Cattle Egret was at Kerr Scott reservoir dam
yesterday afternoon. Appears to be another storm bird as, aside from a
sketchy report of one in the 1990's with no date or description, this is
the first sighting of the species, that I can find for the 5 county area
of the High Country Audubon in northwest NC. For details go to my ebird
report at

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37127505&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=aRWaY0R_4DyaHA0slI2xNNNo-j3h2qPztWDjnUfTU6s&s=xC-4P3sVmOdexcqDcOf0SbJssH6pzoFxiOBoOgVBc4o&e=

Guy McGrane, Deep Gap, NC



 

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Date: 5/24/17 12:34 pm
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: RFI: southeast South Carolina
The link to Robin's book is https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.carolinabirdclub.org_sites_SC_FindingBirdsInSouthCarolina.html&d=DwIF-g&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=5e4puFSyVR6erMD8ObOefrXgszx-3V_eg7urIqSivgg&s=GtBhtIq8tq1H2sULgI_CaH7rZP0Y6XpGA9XdGixd03Q&e=

Kent Fiala

On 5/24/2017 2:33 PM, EASTMAN, CAROLINE wrote:
> Robin Carter's book Finding Birds in South Carolina has a section a the end listing specific target birds with suggestions for locating them. The book is out of print, and a few of the sites are no longer open [such as the Savannah Spoil area]. The Carolina Bird Club has an online pdf version on its website. It would be worth a few minutes to go through his suggestions with your targets in mind.
>
> Caroline Eastman
> Columbia, SC
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* <carolinabirds-request...> [<carolinabirds-request...>] on behalf of Steve Compton [<scompton1251...>]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:47 PM
> *To:* <carolinabirds...>
> *Subject:* Re: RFI: southeast South Carolina
>
> Shea,
>
> I do not know Beaufort County in detail, but most of your targets should be easily found on the beaches and marshes of Hilton Head. Three nearby sites to visit: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Bear Island GMA and the adjacent Donnelly Preserve in nearby Colleton County, and Hunting Island SP. Insects will be your biggest problem this time of year.
>
> Steve Compton
> Greenville, SC.
> Lived 30 years on the SC coast
>
> /Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid/
> On May 24, 2017 10:06 AM, Shea Tiller <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Hello, all. I am a birder from Charlottesville, Virginia, and I am staying in Hilton Head for the week of June 11th this year. I have a book on birding in SC, and I have signed up for eBird alerts for the appropriate counties. However, I would like some more local advice. I am looking for the closest places to Hilton Head where a given bird can be reliably found, and some specific directions unless the species is deemed sensitive. Below is a list of birds I would be interested in. I haven't set my expectations as high as seeing all of these, but I would hope to see some.
>
> northern bobwhite
> common ground dove
> All 3 nightjars
> clapper and king rails
> stilt and avocet
> oystercatcher
> Wilson's plover
> gull-billed tern
> Sandwich tern
> least bittern
> swallow-tailed and Mississippi kites
> barn owl
> barred owl
> red-cockaded woodpecker--where exactly are the current roost/nest trees at Webb Wildlife Center? I'd like to be there in the morning and see them leave for the day.
> loggerhead shrike
> brown-headed nuthatch--best place to photograph them?
> prothonotary, yellow-throated warbler, northern parula--best place to photograph these?
>
> Also, slightly off-topic, but a question about mammals. Could anyone on here give their advice about the closest place to Hilton Head to observe the following:
> Armadillo
> Marsh Rabbit
> Mink
> River Otter
> Any bat roosts, in particular Rafinesques big-eared bat and Southeastern myotis
>
> And my final question. I've seen that Onslow Island is Wednesdays-only access. Can someone please tell me it is accessed (e.g. trail, road, boat) and where exactly to go once you're there?
>
> All help is greatly appreciated!
>
> Thanks all.
>
> Shea
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_148002166-40N03_with_34681152112_&d=DwIF-g&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=5e4puFSyVR6erMD8ObOefrXgszx-3V_eg7urIqSivgg&s=IlGxiscMOIiWLCbvtnpAMAkKr6e1xD3UCYrGEaMfr5M&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_148002166-40N03_with_34681152112_&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=3B03zETmKl8Wrv3GFe-uqkeKIuTLO1B7IYwuD2bWjjM&s=u4lcUaai9MsRbNAEccWKsa1Lhigpp6xkYb67Zs2l08o&e=>
>
>


 

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Date: 5/24/17 11:33 am
From: EASTMAN, CAROLINE <EASTMAN...>
Subject: RE: RFI: southeast South Carolina
Robin Carter's book Finding Birds in South Carolina has a section a the end listing specific target birds with suggestions for locating them. The book is out of print, and a few of the sites are no longer open [such as the Savannah Spoil area]. The Carolina Bird Club has an online pdf version on its website. It would be worth a few minutes to go through his suggestions with your targets in mind.

Caroline Eastman
Columbia, SC
________________________________
From: <carolinabirds-request...> [<carolinabirds-request...>] on behalf of Steve Compton [<scompton1251...>]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:47 PM
To: <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: RFI: southeast South Carolina

Shea,

I do not know Beaufort County in detail, but most of your targets should be easily found on the beaches and marshes of Hilton Head. Three nearby sites to visit: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Bear Island GMA and the adjacent Donnelly Preserve in nearby Colleton County, and Hunting Island SP. Insects will be your biggest problem this time of year.

Steve Compton
Greenville, SC.
Lived 30 years on the SC coast

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid
On May 24, 2017 10:06 AM, Shea Tiller <carolinabirds...> wrote:
Hello, all. I am a birder from Charlottesville, Virginia, and I am staying in Hilton Head for the week of June 11th this year. I have a book on birding in SC, and I have signed up for eBird alerts for the appropriate counties. However, I would like some more local advice. I am looking for the closest places to Hilton Head where a given bird can be reliably found, and some specific directions unless the species is deemed sensitive. Below is a list of birds I would be interested in. I haven't set my expectations as high as seeing all of these, but I would hope to see some.

northern bobwhite
common ground dove
All 3 nightjars
clapper and king rails
stilt and avocet
oystercatcher
Wilson's plover
gull-billed tern
Sandwich tern
least bittern
swallow-tailed and Mississippi kites
barn owl
barred owl
red-cockaded woodpecker--where exactly are the current roost/nest trees at Webb Wildlife Center? I'd like to be there in the morning and see them leave for the day.
loggerhead shrike
brown-headed nuthatch--best place to photograph them?
prothonotary, yellow-throated warbler, northern parula--best place to photograph these?

Also, slightly off-topic, but a question about mammals. Could anyone on here give their advice about the closest place to Hilton Head to observe the following:
Armadillo
Marsh Rabbit
Mink
River Otter
Any bat roosts, in particular Rafinesques big-eared bat and Southeastern myotis

And my final question. I've seen that Onslow Island is Wednesdays-only access. Can someone please tell me it is accessed (e.g. trail, road, boat) and where exactly to go once you're there?

All help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks all.

Shea

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_148002166-40N03_with_34681152112_&d=DwIF-g&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=pZL0X8qDS8zmemy_G3NSORc6qdY5aEbK2AGRAGSYw9E&s=-dYQsPlHJVcnBSgIuMfKotB-Eq4yapS3MNODnJ3Xmxk&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_148002166-40N03_with_34681152112_&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=3B03zETmKl8Wrv3GFe-uqkeKIuTLO1B7IYwuD2bWjjM&s=u4lcUaai9MsRbNAEccWKsa1Lhigpp6xkYb67Zs2l08o&e=>



 

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Date: 5/24/17 10:48 am
From: Steve Compton <scompton1251...>
Subject: Re: RFI: southeast South Carolina
Shea,
I do not know Beaufort County in detail, but most of your targets
should be easily found on the beaches and marshes of Hilton Head.
Three nearby sites to visit: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Bear
Island GMA and the adjacent Donnelly Preserve in nearby Colleton
County, and Hunting Island SP. Insects will be your biggest problem
this time of year.
Steve ComptonGreenville, SC.Lived 30 years on the SC coast
Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE DroidOn May 24, 2017 10:06 AM, Shea Tiller
<carolinabirds...> wrote:

Hello, all. I am a birder from Charlottesville, Virginia, and I am
staying in Hilton Head for the week of June 11th this year. I have
a book on birding in SC, and I have signed up for eBird alerts for
the appropriate counties. However, I would like some more local
advice. I am looking for the closest places to Hilton Head where a
given bird can be reliably found, and some specific directions
unless the species is deemed sensitive. Below is a list of birds I
would be interested in. I haven't set my expectations as high as
seeing all of these, but I would hope to see some.
northern bobwhitecommon ground doveAll 3 nightjarsclapper and king
railsstilt and avocetoystercatcherWilson's plovergull-billed ternSandwich
ternleast bitternswallow-tailed and Mississippi kitesbarn owlbarred
owlred-cockaded woodpecker--where exactly are the current
roost/nest trees at Webb Wildlife Center? I'd like to be there in
the morning and see them leave for the day.loggerhead shrikebrown-headed
nuthatch--best place to photograph them?prothonotary,
yellow-throated warbler, northern parula--best place to photograph
these?
Also, slightly off-topic, but a question about mammals. Could
anyone on here give their advice about the closest place to Hilton
Head to observe the following:ArmadilloMarsh RabbitMinkRiver OtterAny
bat roosts, in particular Rafinesque’s big-eared bat and
Southeastern myotis
And my final question. I've seen that Onslow Island is
Wednesdays-only access. Can someone please tell me it is accessed
(e.g. trail, road, boat) and where exactly to go once you're
there?
All help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks all.
Shea
https://www.flickr.com/photos/148002166@N03/with/34681152112/
 

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Date: 5/24/17 10:21 am
From: Ken Reininger (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fwd: Bird egg formation and development
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Ken Reininger" <kenreininger...>
Date: May 24, 2017 10:51 AM
Subject: Bird egg formation and development
To: <carolinabirds...>
Cc:

Regarding requests to Hilton's Pond regarding bird egg development, two
older but very thorough Scientific America articles on the subject are:

How an Eggshell is Made by T.G. Taylor, March 1970

How Bird Eggs Breathe by Hermann Rahn, Amos Ar & Charles Paganelli , Feb
1979

Ken Reininger
Asheboro, NC

 

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Date: 5/24/17 8:40 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Lake Crabtree, NC, shorebirds, May 24
As Eddie Owens mentioned earlier, the two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES are still
present at the Crabtree Creek mouth island at Lake Crabtree west of Raleigh.

On the island were 6 other shorebird species (see below), including the
continuing 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and a decent total of 6 SEMIPALMATED
PLOVERS. The recurring CASPIAN TERN was at the island. The Laughing
Gull(s) and Little Blue Heron were not there, but I did see a GREAT EGRET
on the western shoreline of the lake.

I ran into Colleen Bockhahn and three co-workers (Wake County Parks and
Rec) at the lake, and she showed me her quick and easy route to the island.
They knew about the phalarope reports and were quite excited to see them,
as was I -- though I have seen it before in Wake County.

FYI -- here is my eBird list:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_email-3FsubID-3DS37112736&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=mIaR6ufPN4jBvIsUPbrHMgDTuppL4Zb4SKW92LWp_6o&s=XYE-ZAgeNVIOfC0QfgAKW7KHVnSo7zubK0K45nnDvWY&e=

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

 

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Date: 5/24/17 7:07 am
From: Shea Tiller (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RFI: southeast South Carolina
Hello, all. I am a birder from Charlottesville, Virginia, and I am staying
in Hilton Head for the week of June 11th this year. I have a book on
birding in SC, and I have signed up for eBird alerts for the appropriate
counties. However, I would like some more local advice. I am looking for
the closest places to Hilton Head where a given bird can be reliably found,
and some specific directions unless the species is deemed sensitive. Below
is a list of birds I would be interested in. I haven't set my expectations
as high as seeing all of these, but I would hope to see some.

northern bobwhite
common ground dove
All 3 nightjars
clapper and king rails
stilt and avocet
oystercatcher
Wilson's plover
gull-billed tern
Sandwich tern
least bittern
swallow-tailed and Mississippi kites
barn owl
barred owl
red-cockaded woodpecker--where exactly are the current roost/nest trees at
Webb Wildlife Center? I'd like to be there in the morning and see them
leave for the day.
loggerhead shrike
brown-headed nuthatch--best place to photograph them?
prothonotary, yellow-throated warbler, northern parula--best place to
photograph these?

Also, slightly off-topic, but a question about mammals. Could anyone on
here give their advice about the closest place to Hilton Head to observe
the following:
Armadillo
Marsh Rabbit
Mink
River Otter
Any bat roosts, in particular Rafinesque’s big-eared bat and Southeastern
myotis

And my final question. I've seen that Onslow Island is Wednesdays-only
access. Can someone please tell me it is accessed (e.g. trail, road, boat)
and where exactly to go once you're there?

All help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks all.

Shea

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_148002166-40N03_with_34681152112_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=3B03zETmKl8Wrv3GFe-uqkeKIuTLO1B7IYwuD2bWjjM&s=u4lcUaai9MsRbNAEccWKsa1Lhigpp6xkYb67Zs2l08o&e=

 

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Date: 5/24/17 6:42 am
From: \Harry E. LeGrand Jr\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Red-necked Phalaropes at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
The 2 White-rumpeds are still here along with the 2 phalaropes. Lots of shorebirds on the island of 7 species. Caspian Tern also on the island.

Harry LeGrand. 940 am

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 24, 2017, at 8:25 AM, Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Two Red-necked Phalaropes continuing at Lake Crabtree mudflats this morning.
>
> No sign of the White-rumped Sandpipers.
>
> Eddie Owens
> Cary nc
>
>
>> On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 6:38 PM Jacob Farmer <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>> Red-necked Phalarope and White-rumped Sandpipers continuing at Lake Crabtree.
>>
>> No sign of the Little Blue Heron or Laughing Gull.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jacob Farmer
>> Raleigh, NC
>>
>>> On May 22, 2017 5:00 PM, Shultz, Steven <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>>> Even at 60x with my fairly-decent spotting scope, identifying White-rumps at the distances they are at Crabtree takes experience. But the elongated shape, crossed wingtips, and size comparison with nearby Semipalmated Sandpiper or Least (which have been around for comparison) takes it down to two species, and, at least when I saw them last week, the birds performed the "cocked head" feeding behavior that I often see with White-rumps, thus eliminating Bairds (plus they were feeding in chest-deep water, which Baird's don't generally do.)
>>>
>>> You can sort of tell that viewing conditions are generally not good enough to note plumage characteristics like the side streaking, or the diagnostic bill spot, but it's good enough to observe that there are none of the "silver dollar spots" on the wings that Baird's show this time of year (and white-rumped is more or less the default species in May anyway), but suffice to say, it's not an easy ID due to the distance and often roiled air. Usually not the most satisfying of looks!
>>>
>>> Steve Shultz
>>> Apex NC
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: <carolinabirds-request...> [mailto:<carolinabirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Daniel Kaplan
>>> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 4:27 PM
>>> To: Daniel Kaplan
>>> Cc: <carolinabirds...>; Eddie Owens
>>> Subject: Re: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
>>>
>>> Phalarope, Little Blue and 1 Caspian tern present now; still working on the white-rumps
>>>
>>> Dan Kaplan
>>> Durham
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> > On May 22, 2017, at 1:37 PM, Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Just returned from my lunch break at Lake Crabtree mudflats (Southport access). Don't have an iPhone so couldn't report this sooner. Here's the good stuff:
>>> >
>>> > 1 Red-necked Phalarope
>>> > 1 Laughing Gull
>>> > 1 Little Blue Heron
>>> > 2 Caspian Terns
>>> > 3 White-rumped Sandpipers
>>> >
>>> > The gull was not there when I left but the heron and phalarope were there about 15 minutes ago.
>>> >
>>> > Happy Birding!
>>> > Eddie Owens
>>> > Cary, NC

 

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Date: 5/24/17 5:26 am
From: Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Red-necked Phalaropes at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
Two Red-necked Phalaropes continuing at Lake Crabtree mudflats this morning.

No sign of the White-rumped Sandpipers.

Eddie Owens
Cary nc


On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 6:38 PM Jacob Farmer <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Red-necked Phalarope and White-rumped Sandpipers continuing at Lake
> Crabtree.
>
> No sign of the Little Blue Heron or Laughing Gull.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jacob Farmer
> Raleigh, NC
>
> On May 22, 2017 5:00 PM, Shultz, Steven <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
>> Even at 60x with my fairly-decent spotting scope, identifying White-rumps
>> at the distances they are at Crabtree takes experience. But the elongated
>> shape, crossed wingtips, and size comparison with nearby Semipalmated
>> Sandpiper or Least (which have been around for comparison) takes it down to
>> two species, and, at least when I saw them last week, the birds performed
>> the "cocked head" feeding behavior that I often see with White-rumps, thus
>> eliminating Bairds (plus they were feeding in chest-deep water, which
>> Baird's don't generally do.)
>>
>> You can sort of tell that viewing conditions are generally not good
>> enough to note plumage characteristics like the side streaking, or the
>> diagnostic bill spot, but it's good enough to observe that there are none
>> of the "silver dollar spots" on the wings that Baird's show this time of
>> year (and white-rumped is more or less the default species in May anyway),
>> but suffice to say, it's not an easy ID due to the distance and often
>> roiled air. Usually not the most satisfying of looks!
>>
>> Steve Shultz
>> Apex NC
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: <carolinabirds-request...> [mailto:
>> <carolinabirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Daniel Kaplan
>> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 4:27 PM
>> To: Daniel Kaplan
>> Cc: <carolinabirds...>; Eddie Owens
>> Subject: Re: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats,
>> Wake Co, NC
>>
>> Phalarope, Little Blue and 1 Caspian tern present now; still working on
>> the white-rumps
>>
>> Dan Kaplan
>> Durham
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On May 22, 2017, at 1:37 PM, Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing
>> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>> >
>> > Just returned from my lunch break at Lake Crabtree mudflats (Southport
>> access). Don't have an iPhone so couldn't report this sooner. Here's the
>> good stuff:
>> >
>> > 1 Red-necked Phalarope
>> > 1 Laughing Gull
>> > 1 Little Blue Heron
>> > 2 Caspian Terns
>> > 3 White-rumped Sandpipers
>> >
>> > The gull was not there when I left but the heron and phalarope were
>> there about 15 minutes ago.
>> >
>> > Happy Birding!
>> > Eddie Owens
>> > Cary, NC
>>
>

 

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Date: 5/23/17 4:22 pm
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Rusties
To me, Crossley's picture of juvenile Rusty vaguely resembles juvenile Starling. And then there are cowbirds. The normal breeding range of Rusty Blackbird begins around 800 miles north of here, and if anything global warming should be moving that further away.

Kent Fiala

On 5/23/2017 6:24 PM, Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
>
> Hi guys! I'm willing to reconsider if someone can direct me to a photo on the Web** that shows juv. grackles with the appearance of the birds I saw. All the juvie grackles I've seen in my field guides & on the Web are too large and long (and too-long of bill), and often too dark and unmarked to be close to these fellows? The best depiction I can find in my guides for what I saw is Crossley's picture of a juv. Rusty in his guide if you have that on hand, though several other guides are close.
>
>
> As I've mentioned to some others it's possible that they were adult birds with the lighting bad enough that I couldn't make out yellow eyes (the only reason I thought they were juvies) although I was at fairly close range for several minutes.
>
> If they're grackles I expect they'll re-appear and I'll get to see them again to clarify. If rusties they may have passed through, but if hanging out and re-appear, I'll try to get someone with a camera over here.
>
>
> -- Rob Gluck.... Carrboro, NC. ...sorry for all the confusion
>
>
> ** I don't see anything on this page that looks much like them: juvenile common grackle <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.google.com_search-3Fq-3Djuvenile-2Bcommon-2Bgrackle-26client-3Dsafari-26rls-3Den-26tbm-3Disch-26tbo-3Du-26source-3Duniv-26sa-3DX-26ved-3D0ahUKEwji-2DL-5FHg4fUAhXF1CYKHSm-5FDBEQsAQIJw-26biw-3D1428-26bih-3D740-23imgrc-3D-5F&d=DwMFAw&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=jBjLIdlK5m2w8yHnqHHVykP4uinaPAxbxCMku0duHUA&s=l2uXX_Afiuf6O7bfknSzpMBblB2kEejXP2_W02lOyf8&e=>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:40 PM
> *To:* Paul Glass
> *Cc:* <carolinabirds...>; Rob G
> *Subject:* Re: Rusties
> Yes. Many of us are aware that these HAVE to be juvenile Common Grackles. Rusties are gone from NC now, breed nowhere near NC, and you wouldn't see 25 in NC in May.
>
> A number of folks over the years have made the same mistake -- reporting Rusties after early May. Young Common Grackles are typically not glossy, don't have keeled tails, etc.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
> On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 5:19 PM, Paul Glass <pag...> <mailto:<pag...>> wrote:
>
> There are very few Rusty records in Ebird this far south in May, and most are of 1 or 2 birds. I don't think juveniles are possible at this date as they breed much farther north and would only be seen in fall migration.
> Paul Glass
> South Boston, VA
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Rob G [mailto:<carolinabirds...> <mailto:<carolinabirds...>]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:43 AM
> *To:* <carolinabirds...> <mailto:<carolinabirds...>
> *Subject:* Rusties
>
> Pleasantly surprised to find a flock of ~25 Rusty Blackbirds (mostly juveniles) just now feeding essentially in my backyard -- a field by my apt. bldg. (west Carrboro). Haven't seen Rusties over here before in the 3+ yrs. I've lived here.
>
>
> -- Rob Gluck..... Carrboro, NC.........
>
>
>
>


 

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Date: 5/23/17 3:39 pm
From: Jacob Farmer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RE: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
Red-necked Phalarope and White-rumped Sandpipers continuing at Lake
Crabtree.

No sign of the Little Blue Heron or Laughing Gull.

Regards,

Jacob Farmer
Raleigh, NC

On May 22, 2017 5:00 PM, Shultz, Steven <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Even at 60x with my fairly-decent spotting scope, identifying White-rumps
> at the distances they are at Crabtree takes experience. But the elongated
> shape, crossed wingtips, and size comparison with nearby Semipalmated
> Sandpiper or Least (which have been around for comparison) takes it down to
> two species, and, at least when I saw them last week, the birds performed
> the "cocked head" feeding behavior that I often see with White-rumps, thus
> eliminating Bairds (plus they were feeding in chest-deep water, which
> Baird's don't generally do.)
>
> You can sort of tell that viewing conditions are generally not good enough
> to note plumage characteristics like the side streaking, or the diagnostic
> bill spot, but it's good enough to observe that there are none of the
> "silver dollar spots" on the wings that Baird's show this time of year (and
> white-rumped is more or less the default species in May anyway), but
> suffice to say, it's not an easy ID due to the distance and often roiled
> air. Usually not the most satisfying of looks!
>
> Steve Shultz
> Apex NC
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <carolinabirds-request...> [mailto:carolinabirds-request@
> duke.edu] On Behalf Of Daniel Kaplan
> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 4:27 PM
> To: Daniel Kaplan
> Cc: <carolinabirds...>; Eddie Owens
> Subject: Re: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats,
> Wake Co, NC
>
> Phalarope, Little Blue and 1 Caspian tern present now; still working on
> the white-rumps
>
> Dan Kaplan
> Durham
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 22, 2017, at 1:37 PM, Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing
> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Just returned from my lunch break at Lake Crabtree mudflats (Southport
> access). Don't have an iPhone so couldn't report this sooner. Here's the
> good stuff:
> >
> > 1 Red-necked Phalarope
> > 1 Laughing Gull
> > 1 Little Blue Heron
> > 2 Caspian Terns
> > 3 White-rumped Sandpipers
> >
> > The gull was not there when I left but the heron and phalarope were
> there about 15 minutes ago.
> >
> > Happy Birding!
> > Eddie Owens
> > Cary, NC
>

 

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Date: 5/23/17 3:24 pm
From: Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Rusties
Hi guys! I'm willing to reconsider if someone can direct me to a photo on the Web** that shows juv. grackles with the appearance of the birds I saw. All the juvie grackles I've seen in my field guides & on the Web are too large and long (and too-long of bill), and often too dark and unmarked to be close to these fellows? The best depiction I can find in my guides for what I saw is Crossley's picture of a juv. Rusty in his guide if you have that on hand, though several other guides are close.


As I've mentioned to some others it's possible that they were adult birds with the lighting bad enough that I couldn't make out yellow eyes (the only reason I thought they were juvies) although I was at fairly close range for several minutes.

If they're grackles I expect they'll re-appear and I'll get to see them again to clarify. If rusties they may have passed through, but if hanging out and re-appear, I'll try to get someone with a camera over here.


-- Rob Gluck.... Carrboro, NC. ...sorry for all the confusion


** I don't see anything on this page that looks much like them: juvenile common grackle<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.google.com_search-3Fq-3Djuvenile-2Bcommon-2Bgrackle-26client-3Dsafari-26rls-3Den-26tbm-3Disch-26tbo-3Du-26source-3Duniv-26sa-3DX-26ved-3D0ahUKEwji-2DL-5FHg4fUAhXF1CYKHSm-5FDBEQsAQIJw-26biw-3D1428-26bih-3D740-23imgrc-3D-5F&d=DwIFAw&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=jBjLIdlK5m2w8yHnqHHVykP4uinaPAxbxCMku0duHUA&s=l2uXX_Afiuf6O7bfknSzpMBblB2kEejXP2_W02lOyf8&e= >



________________________________
From: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:40 PM
To: Paul Glass
Cc: <carolinabirds...>; Rob G
Subject: Re: Rusties

Yes. Many of us are aware that these HAVE to be juvenile Common Grackles. Rusties are gone from NC now, breed nowhere near NC, and you wouldn't see 25 in NC in May.

A number of folks over the years have made the same mistake -- reporting Rusties after early May. Young Common Grackles are typically not glossy, don't have keeled tails, etc.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 5:19 PM, Paul Glass <pag...><mailto:<pag...>> wrote:
There are very few Rusty records in Ebird this far south in May, and most are of 1 or 2 birds. I don't think juveniles are possible at this date as they breed much farther north and would only be seen in fall migration.

Paul Glass
South Boston, VA



-----Original Message-----
From: Rob G [mailto:<carolinabirds...><mailto:<carolinabirds...>]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:43 AM
To: <carolinabirds...><mailto:<carolinabirds...>
Subject: Rusties


Pleasantly surprised to find a flock of ~25 Rusty Blackbirds (mostly juveniles) just now feeding essentially in my backyard -- a field by my apt. bldg. (west Carrboro). Haven't seen Rusties over here before in the 3+ yrs. I've lived here.


-- Rob Gluck..... Carrboro, NC.........




 

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Date: 5/23/17 2:51 pm
From: Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...>
Subject: Nectar additive
The additive being discussed is called Nectar Defender© made by Sapphire Labs.  I requested information about this additive from the owner of the WBU in Charleston and was given two documents.  One is a Safety white paper, the other is the results from lab testing.  If anyone is interested in seeing these documents, email me direct and I will send them to you via return email.  I am in no way endorsing the product nor am I receiving any compensation for making this information available.  Read them and draw you own conclusions. Frank HamiltonCharleston, SC

 

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Date: 5/23/17 2:41 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Rusties
Yes. Many of us are aware that these HAVE to be juvenile Common Grackles.
Rusties are gone from NC now, breed nowhere near NC, and you wouldn't see
25 in NC in May.

A number of folks over the years have made the same mistake -- reporting
Rusties after early May. Young Common Grackles are typically not glossy,
don't have keeled tails, etc.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 5:19 PM, Paul Glass <pag...> wrote:

> There are very few Rusty records in Ebird this far south in May, and most
> are of 1 or 2 birds. I don't think juveniles are possible at this date as
> they breed much farther north and would only be seen in fall migration.
>
> Paul Glass
> South Boston, VA
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Rob G [mailto:<carolinabirds...>]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:43 AM
> *To:* <carolinabirds...>
> *Subject:* Rusties
>
> Pleasantly surprised to find a flock of ~25 Rusty Blackbirds (mostly
> juveniles) just now feeding essentially in my backyard -- a field by my
> apt. bldg. (west Carrboro). Haven't seen Rusties over here before in the 3+
> yrs. I've lived here.
>
>
> -- Rob Gluck..... Carrboro, NC.........
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/23/17 2:20 pm
From: Paul Glass <pag...>
Subject: RE: Rusties
There are very few Rusty records in Ebird this far south in May, and most
are of 1 or 2 birds. I don't think juveniles are possible at this date as
they breed much farther north and would only be seen in fall migration.

Paul Glass
South Boston, VA



-----Original Message-----
From: Rob G [mailto:<carolinabirds...>]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:43 AM
To: <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Rusties



Pleasantly surprised to find a flock of ~25 Rusty Blackbirds (mostly
juveniles) just now feeding essentially in my backyard -- a field by my apt.
bldg. (west Carrboro). Haven't seen Rusties over here before in the 3+ yrs.
I've lived here.




-- Rob Gluck..... Carrboro, NC.........






 

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Date: 5/23/17 2:04 pm
From: Brandon (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RFI: Birding in N. Carolina
I'm a birder from Colorado, I'll be flying into Raleigh in late May, and
birding my way to Virginia Beach area, and then birding/driving to Cape
Hatteras for pelagic trips. I was wondering about some birding spots to
see eastern birds, near the Raleigh airport, and then on the way to
Virginia Beach, and between Virginia Beach and Cape Hatteras. I'll also
have time for a little birding between Cape Hatteras and Raleigh on the way
back in early June. There's a lot of e-bird hotspots and all, though I'm
not sure what spots would be the best for this time of year.

Thanks for any info, please e-mail me at <flammowl17...>

--
Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

 

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Date: 5/23/17 2:00 pm
From: WALTER KENT (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Brown-headed Nuthatch
Had 5 on my feeder this PM. They love that peanut butter.
Walt Kent
Lenoir N.C.

 

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Date: 5/23/17 12:40 pm
From: Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mayo River/Rockingham County spring bird count results
The FIFTH Rockingham County Spring Bird Count was held on Tuesday May 2,
2017 under mostly clear skies with moderate winds and temperatures from
57-76. 5 observers in 3 parties tallied 106 species (average 108) and
1,144 birds (average 1,632).



FIRST COUNT RECORDS: a dawn flyover AMERICAN BITTERN was a surprise over
Mayo River Road; two CLIFF SWALLOWS were seen over Grogan Lake; a singing
and seen Ruby-crowned Kinglet on Mayo River Road doesn’t deserve all caps,
but a female EVENING GROSBEAK continuing at a feeder in Mayodan was
INCREDIBLE!



OTHER GOODIES: 3RD Green Heron at Mayo park ponds; 2nd record Peregrine
Falcon over Ceddar Mountain; a pair of 3rd record flyover American Woodcock
over Mayo River Road; 2nd record Blackburnian Warbler and 3rd record Cape
May Warbler.



MISSES: include all three owls because of pre-dawn winds, Belted
Kingfisher, Eastern Kingbird, Swainson’s Thrush, Black-and-white,
Prothonotary and Worm-eating Warbler and another I may blame on wind
Grasshopper Sparrow.



Many thanks to everyone who volunteered to count!



Mark your calendars for fall migration count September 14, 2017 and
Christmas Count December 21, 2017.


--
Brian Bockhahn
<birdranger248...>

 

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Date: 5/23/17 11:54 am
From: Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Roommate, Couch, Floor Space sought night before May 29 Pelagic, Hatteras, NC
Hi All,

I'm going on the May 29 (Memorial Day) pelagic trip out of Hatteras, and
would like to find a place to stay nearby. If you are going and need a
roommate, or have room for one more, please let me know off list. I will
happily share costs.

Marty Wall
Beaufort, NC

 

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Date: 5/23/17 11:22 am
From: Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Durham spring bird count results
Tentative results

The Durham Spring Bird Count was held on Sunday April 30, 2017 under cloudy
skies, light winds and warm temperatures 71-87. 13 observers in 7 parties
tallied 107 species (average 112) and 3360 total birds (4717). Falls Lake
was 10’ over normal pool so many trails, floodplains and swamps were
completely inaccessible.



UNLISTED SPECIES: A pair of MUTE SWANS were seen at Quail Roost, Tom
Krakauer said it may be the last time he is able to count in this area, we
will miss his years of dedicated service and nice to see one more rare bird
contribution! A total of 9 Bonaparte’s Gull were seen from Hickory Hill,
probably should be more regular but they are lingering this spring in good
numbers.



Other goodies include a flyover Common Loon over Knapp of Reeds Creek, two
parties reporting Bobolink at Brickhouse Road and Lake Michie and a male
Baltimore Oriole in alternate plumage at Brickhouse Road.



MISSES: misses include Sharp-shinned Hawk, Solitary Sandpiper, Caspian
Tern, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher and Northern Waterthrush.



Many thanks to everyone who volunteered to count!



Mark your calendars for the Durham Christmas Bird Count Dec 17, 2017 and
spring bird count April 29, 2018! Yes I like advance planning!


--
Brian Bockhahn
<birdranger248...>

 

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Date: 5/23/17 10:08 am
From: <hilton...> <hilton...>
Subject: Hilton Pond 04/17/17 (Bird Eggs #2)
After our recent "This Week at Hilton Pond" installment about how female birds make eggs, we got several messages from folks asking us to explain how embryos develop and how incubation actually works. Thus, we're tackling those phenomena in words and images with photo essay #654 for 17-30 April 2017. Here's your chance to learn what really goes on inside those hard eggshells and what "chalazae," "brood patch," "altricial," and "precocial" actually mean!

After viewing this latest installment, please remember to scroll down for miscellaneous Nature Notes & Images plus lists of all birds banded and recaptured during April's second half. Acknowledgement of recent supporters is also included.

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Date: 5/23/17 9:43 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fwd: Probable Mourning Warbler on Tanawha Trail, Grandfather Mountain, Avery Co., NC
Birders,

I'm forwarding this message I received today from Al Hooks regarding the Mourning Warbler at Grandfather Mountain. He and Sheryl McNair saw the bird this morning at the same place I heard it last Saturday. There are excellent photos and an audio file on ebird.

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
Sent from my iPhone

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> From: alhooks13 <alhooks13...>
> Date: May 23, 2017 at 10:35:14 AM EDT
> To: "J. Merrill Lynch" <jmerrilllynch...>
> Subject: Re: Probable Mourning Warbler on Tanawha Trail, Grandfather Mountain, Avery Co., NC
>
> Sheryl McNair and I found the Mourning Warbler this morning in the spot Merrill described below. We were able to get very good looks at the warbler perched in a tree. I have a few photos and an audio file on e-bird at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S37087449&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=ZHVw5ol3dKcUGK421N5qjCqHZZKZV6z_tOji8VHcRn8&s=_t_DVYGdw_7sdhNdl7aH5qw66bnJdsLXT3q4EkXe7Qw&e= . Also heard a Veery singing in the vicinity.
>
> Al Hooks
>
>> On May 21, 2017, 9:41 AM -0400, "J. Merrill Lynch" <carolinabirds...>, wrote:
>> Birders,
>>
>> Yesterday (20 May), while leading a Nature Conservancy field trip at Grandfather Mountain, I heard what sounded like a Mourning Warbler song along the Tanawha Trail that parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway.
>>
>> We heard it singing for at least 5 minutes but unfortunately were never able to visually confirm its identity. The bird was actually along the cleared edge of the parkway right-of-way between the viaduct and the Wilson Creek overlook parking area.
>>
>> If anyone is in the area it might be worth looking for it, not from the trail, but by walking along the Parkway shoulder. We also had a singing Magnolia Warbler in the same area.
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> J. Merrill Lynch
>> Conservation Biologist
>> Echo Valley Farm
>> Watauga County, NC
>> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/23/17 6:43 am
From: Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Rusties
Pleasantly surprised to find a flock of ~25 Rusty Blackbirds (mostly juveniles) just now feeding essentially in my backyard -- a field by my apt. bldg. (west Carrboro). Haven't seen Rusties over here before in the 3+ yrs. I've lived here.


-- Rob Gluck..... Carrboro, NC.........



 

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Date: 5/23/17 3:46 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Yellow-throated Vireo
Looks like I may have a summer bird again this year in the yard. One singing in the light rain currently.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/22/17 5:19 pm
From: Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Falls Lake spring bird count results
Results below, let me know if you want to full results in excel
spreadsheet. I'm still amazed with the Arctic Tern, which was my county
bird #250 for wake and #253 for Durham.

The 14th Falls Lake Spring Bird Count was held on April 25, 2017 under
heavy rains and increasing lake levels! The skies parted and the sun almost
came out with temperatures ranging from 61-73. 15 observers in 8 parties
tallied 108 species (average 113) and 2648 total birds (average 3957).



Most numerous birds were 397 Cliff Swallow followed distantly by 135
Double-crested Cormorant and 129 Northern Cardinal.



FIRST RECORDS: absolutely mind blowing was a single ARCTIC TERN at
Sandling Beach seen and photographed and even chased by a few local birders.
Not only new to the spring bird count but new to the Falls Lake checklist,
which now sits at a whopping 319 species! Another first count record was a
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER at Rollingview.



OTHER GOODIES: our 4th Least Sandpiper and our 5th Laughing Gull at
Rollingview, 5th Common Tern at Sandling Beach, 2nd Forster’s Tern at
lakes center and our 5th Bank Swallow at lakes center.



MISSES: With the rain and floods misses were many, Sharp-shinned Hawk for
the 3rd time; Solitary Sandpiper for the 4th time; Eastern Screech Owl 5th
miss; Whip-poor-will (1st miss) and Chuck-wills-widow (2nd miss); Eastern
Wood-pewee (4th); Acadian Flycatcher (2nd); Yellow Warbler (1st); Northern
Waterthrush (5th) and Rose-breasted Grosbeak (4th).



Many thanks to everyone who volunteered to count!



Mark your calendars for fall count 9/18/2017 and Christmas Count 1/3/2018!


--
Brian Bockhahn
<birdranger248...>

 

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Date: 5/22/17 4:04 pm
From: EASTMAN, CAROLINE <EASTMAN...>
Subject: RE: No Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Dobbins Farm (Anderson County, SC) this morning.
I was in the area in the early afternoon. No sign of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher. Lots of great Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. Almost no Eastern Kingbirds. I encountered several other birders, who also looked in vain for the Fork-tailed Flycatcher.

Caroline Eastman
Columbia, SC
________________________________
From: <carolinabirds-request...> [<carolinabirds-request...>] on behalf of Paul Serridge [<carolinabirds...>]
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 11:38 AM
To: Carolina Birds; GCBC
Subject: Re: No Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Dobbins Farm (Anderson County, SC) this morning.

In response to a request for a little more detail:
Imtiaz Haque, who had reported the bird yesterday, was there this morning and told us that the bird had been on the wire fence along McAdams Rd in the area between the 2 cattle-feeding troughs. In other words, the stretch of road from which the two ponds are usually viewed.

Paul Serridge
Greenville, SC

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Paul Serridge <paulserridge...><mailto:<paulserridge...>> wrote:
I was among several birders unsuccessfully looking for the Fork-tailed Flycatcher photographed yesterday evening. One birder had started at dawn. I left at 10.30 after 3 hours.

Paul Serridge
Greenville, SC


 

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Date: 5/22/17 3:22 pm
From: Marilyn Westphal <mjwestph...>
Subject: Red Crossbills, Least and Alder Flycatchers
Hey all,
Looks like a good year for Red Crossbills so far. There are good sized
flocks both along Bald Knob Ridge trail (mile 355 on the BRP not far from
Mt Mitchell) and at the Pisgah Inn and campground (mile 408.6). Pisgah Inn
birds seem to favor a few spruce trees across the road from the north end
of the Pisgah Inn parking lot. Pisgah Campground has quite a few Least
Flycatchers this year and Alder Flycatchers seem to be quite abundant at
Black Balsam (BRP mile 420.2) and the trails coming off the end of that
road (Ivestor Gap, Flat Laurel Creek and Sam Knob trails). There are also
Least Flycatchers in that area again this year, but Alder seem to be more
abundant.
So if you happen to be birding in any of these areas, watch for these guys.
Marilyn

--
Marilyn Westphal
Hendersonville, NC

 

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Date: 5/22/17 2:01 pm
From: \Shultz, Steven\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RE: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
Even at 60x with my fairly-decent spotting scope, identifying White-rumps at the distances they are at Crabtree takes experience. But the elongated shape, crossed wingtips, and size comparison with nearby Semipalmated Sandpiper or Least (which have been around for comparison) takes it down to two species, and, at least when I saw them last week, the birds performed the "cocked head" feeding behavior that I often see with White-rumps, thus eliminating Bairds (plus they were feeding in chest-deep water, which Baird's don't generally do.)

You can sort of tell that viewing conditions are generally not good enough to note plumage characteristics like the side streaking, or the diagnostic bill spot, but it's good enough to observe that there are none of the "silver dollar spots" on the wings that Baird's show this time of year (and white-rumped is more or less the default species in May anyway), but suffice to say, it's not an easy ID due to the distance and often roiled air. Usually not the most satisfying of looks!

Steve Shultz
Apex NC

-----Original Message-----
From: <carolinabirds-request...> [mailto:<carolinabirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Daniel Kaplan
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 4:27 PM
To: Daniel Kaplan
Cc: <carolinabirds...>; Eddie Owens
Subject: Re: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC

Phalarope, Little Blue and 1 Caspian tern present now; still working on the white-rumps

Dan Kaplan
Durham

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> On May 22, 2017, at 1:37 PM, Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Just returned from my lunch break at Lake Crabtree mudflats (Southport access). Don't have an iPhone so couldn't report this sooner. Here's the good stuff:
>
> 1 Red-necked Phalarope
> 1 Laughing Gull
> 1 Little Blue Heron
> 2 Caspian Terns
> 3 White-rumped Sandpipers
>
> The gull was not there when I left but the heron and phalarope were there about 15 minutes ago.
>
> Happy Birding!
> Eddie Owens
> Cary, NC
 

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Date: 5/22/17 1:27 pm
From: Daniel Kaplan (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
Phalarope, Little Blue and 1 Caspian tern present now; still working on the white-rumps

Dan Kaplan
Durham

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 22, 2017, at 1:37 PM, Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Just returned from my lunch break at Lake Crabtree mudflats (Southport access). Don't have an iPhone so couldn't report this sooner. Here's the good stuff:
>
> 1 Red-necked Phalarope
> 1 Laughing Gull
> 1 Little Blue Heron
> 2 Caspian Terns
> 3 White-rumped Sandpipers
>
> The gull was not there when I left but the heron and phalarope were there about 15 minutes ago.
>
> Happy Birding!
> Eddie Owens
> Cary, NC
 

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Date: 5/22/17 10:37 am
From: Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Red-necked Phalarope and other goodies at Crabtree mudflats, Wake Co, NC
Just returned from my lunch break at Lake Crabtree mudflats (Southport
access). Don't have an iPhone so couldn't report this sooner. Here's the
good stuff:

1 Red-necked Phalarope
1 Laughing Gull
1 Little Blue Heron
2 Caspian Terns
3 White-rumped Sandpipers

The gull was not there when I left but the heron and phalarope were there
about 15 minutes ago.

Happy Birding!
Eddie Owens
Cary, NC

 

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Date: 5/22/17 10:19 am
From: <susan...>
Subject: Cayenne in nectar--NO!!
KC and All,

Hummers definitely can taste--- so NOTHING should be added to sugar
water.

But I definitely feel your pain. Have had raccoons nightly so all
feeders have to come down (including nectar feeders). And just this
week at least 1 gray squirrel is drinking from Dr.JB's (which do NOT tip
easily). It pulls a flower out and tips it just enough to drink. Grrrr!

Susan Campbell
Southern Pines, NC

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Another hummer feeder question
> From: "KC Foggin" (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
> <carolinabirds...>
> Date: Mon, May 22, 2017 1:12 pm
> To: <carolinabirds...>
>
>
> As birds don't seem to be affected by pepper, has anyone tried to add
> cayenne pepper to the sugar and water? I've never tried and I won't unless
> I hear that it's okay.
>
> Just trying to keep the mammals away from the feeders and I was hoping that
> they would get the message quickly and I wouldn't have to do it for long.
>
> Much appreciated.
>
> K.C.
>
> K.C. Foggin
> Socastee
> Myrtle Beach SC
>
> Take nothing but pictures,
> Leave nothing but footprints
> Kill nothing but time
>
> www.birdforum.net
>
> www.pbase.com/kcfoggin/nikon_d50_pages
 

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Date: 5/22/17 10:12 am
From: KC Foggin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Another hummer feeder question
As birds don't seem to be affected by pepper, has anyone tried to add
cayenne pepper to the sugar and water? I've never tried and I won't unless
I hear that it's okay.

Just trying to keep the mammals away from the feeders and I was hoping that
they would get the message quickly and I wouldn't have to do it for long.

Much appreciated.

K.C.

K.C. Foggin
Socastee
Myrtle Beach SC

Take nothing but pictures,
Leave nothing but footprints
Kill nothing but time

www.birdforum.net

www.pbase.com/kcfoggin/nikon_d50_pages

 

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Date: 5/22/17 9:46 am
From: <susan...>
Subject: providing for hummers
Indeed Betsy! And you will be providing for our other needy pollinators
in the process!!

Susan Campbell
Southern Pines, NC

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: hummingbird nectar additive
> From: Betsy Kane <oldurbanist...>
> Date: Sun, May 21, 2017 11:09 pm
> To: David Gardner <davidgardner14...>
> Cc: "<susan...>" <susan...>
>
>
> Don't forget about good old flowers. A patch of native perennials and some
> non-invasive other flowers is great not only those times when you are on
> vacation or just too busy to deal with a feeder, but also attracts
> butterflies, variety of interesting bees and moths, beetles and such. Some
> hummingbird faves that seem to thrive in Piedmont NC with little fuss are
> hibiscus coccinea (giant scarlet mallow), Blue Boa agastache, catnip,
> Mexican sage, phlox paniculata, hyacinth bean, monarda, canna, purple
> verbena, etc.
>
> Betsy Kane
> Raleigh
>
> On Sunday, May 21, 2017, David Gardner <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> > Thank you Susan,
> > I suspected as much. I will stick to the regular 4:1.
> > David
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On May 21, 2017, at 10:14 PM, <susan...> <javascript:;>> <
> > <susan...> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > >
> > > David and All,
> > >
> > > I do not recommend adding anything to your hummingbird food. Just a 4:1
> > > (water:sugar)solution. Color or any preservatives may be harmful. At
> > > this time of year, I would simply use s small amount of sugar water in
> > > your feeders so as not to waste it.
> > >
> > > In spite of what you may read, Nectar Defender has not been tested for
> > > safety. Anyone can contact me privately for more details.
> > >
> > > Sadly, bird feeders and feeding products are not regulated--so issues of
> > > health and safety do arise.
> > >
> > > Susan Campbell
> > > Southern Pines, NC
> > >
> >
 

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Date: 5/22/17 8:39 am
From: Paul Serridge (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: No Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Dobbins Farm (Anderson County, SC) this morning.
In response to a request for a little more detail:
Imtiaz Haque, who had reported the bird yesterday, was there this morning
and told us that the bird had been on the wire fence along McAdams Rd in
the area between the 2 cattle-feeding troughs. In other words, the stretch
of road from which the two ponds are usually viewed.

Paul Serridge
Greenville, SC

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Paul Serridge <paulserridge...>
wrote:

> I was among several birders unsuccessfully looking for the Fork-tailed
> Flycatcher photographed yesterday evening. One birder had started at dawn.
> I left at 10.30 after 3 hours.
>
> Paul Serridge
> Greenville, SC
>

 

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Date: 5/22/17 7:47 am
From: Paul Serridge (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: No Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Dobbins Farm (Anderson County, SC) this morning.
I was among several birders unsuccessfully looking for the Fork-tailed
Flycatcher photographed yesterday evening. One birder had started at dawn.
I left at 10.30 after 3 hours.

Paul Serridge
Greenville, SC

 

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Date: 5/22/17 7:14 am
From: Will Cook <cwcook...>
Subject: Re: FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER in Townville, SC
Imtiaz Haque also posted two photos at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37056267

Amazing find!

On 5/22/2017 9:23 AM, Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
wrote:

For those on Facebook, a photo of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher can
be seen here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158659399025361&set=gm.1358167497565306&type=3&theater

Dwayne
*************
J. Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>


Catawba County Park Ranger
Riverbend Park - Conover, NC
<jdmartin...>
http://www.catawbacountync.gov/depts/parks/
http://www.weatherlink.com/user/riverbendpark


On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Nate Dias <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

I just got word of a photographed Fork-tailed Flycatcher found
yesterday in Townville, SC by Imtiaz Haque.

It is at a sensitive private property site (Dobbins Farm) so
please
respect farm operations, stay on the public right-of-way by
the road,
and do not behave badly.

Another amazing rarity at one of SC's premier birding sites.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC



--
Will Cook - Durham, NC www.carolinanature.com
 

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Date: 5/22/17 6:24 am
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER in Townville, SC
For those on Facebook, a photo of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher can be seen
here:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_photo.php-3Ffbid-3D10158659399025361-26set-3Dgm.1358167497565306-26type-3D3-26theater&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=g9qawOTkOco2FdG1KYZVM4abErhCPYDIMb4c1eVra9M&s=zVWi02JD2wxKDHLmtrsywSKkAHYS8RmUeqCqcYfBWbc&e=

Dwayne
*************
J. Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>


Catawba County Park Ranger
Riverbend Park - Conover, NC
<jdmartin...>
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.catawbacountync.gov_depts_parks_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=g9qawOTkOco2FdG1KYZVM4abErhCPYDIMb4c1eVra9M&s=UOz7kT9qUjXJNyl7AP61qXSSEANXG_4OWNa_mPZJNb4&e=
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.weatherlink.com_user_riverbendpark&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=g9qawOTkOco2FdG1KYZVM4abErhCPYDIMb4c1eVra9M&s=3oZ8UEwrLn8KquSH5L4fsrnhVAb7VvHMDyVqV0a1H_E&e=


On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Nate Dias <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> I just got word of a photographed Fork-tailed Flycatcher found
> yesterday in Townville, SC by Imtiaz Haque.
>
> It is at a sensitive private property site (Dobbins Farm) so please
> respect farm operations, stay on the public right-of-way by the road,
> and do not behave badly.
>
> Another amazing rarity at one of SC's premier birding sites.
>
> Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
>

 

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Date: 5/22/17 6:11 am
From: ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Hummingbird sugar water additive???
I agree with Mike Judd

We have 16 feeders out.
In the hot weather, make sure they are in the SHADE! Change them every 3-4
days. And wash the feeders each time- the fungal infection they can get
from dirty feeder ports is deadly.

If you can't change them that often and clean the feeders each time- THEN
DONT PUT OUT FEEDERS!

Just plant plants that attract the birds-


On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 7:40 AM Tom <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> My wife and I owned a WBU in Charlotte for ten and a half years. Our
> recommendation was to simply use sugar. We saw products that were either
> simply sugar or chemicals. We thought that it was a waste of a customer's
> money to purchase a product that was composed of sugar, and potentially
> harmful to the birds to use chemicals. My recommendation today would still
> be to use sugar water with no color or additives. You really can't improve
> on nature.
> Tom Ledford
> Indialantic, FL
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 21, 2017, at 10:13 PM, Mike Judd (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
> <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Without knowing the specifics I would suggest cooking up a bunch at
> once, not filling your feeder more than half full, freezing the rest &
> continuing to change it every 3-4 days during warm weather. I realize I'm
> sort of a Luddite when it comes to buying new products. So it goes
> > Mike
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On May 21, 2017, at 9:34 PM, David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing
> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi folks,
> >> Has anyone heard of the additive that WBU sells that is a "natural
> ingredient found in natural hbird food" that extends the life of the sugar
> water in the hot hot weather?
> >> It claims that what would normally spoil in 3 days would last a week.
> And it claims to be perfectly harmless to hbirds.
> >> Is this TRUE???
> >> I would love to not be wasteful and throw sugar water away every 3 days
> , and quite frankly it would save me a lot of time refilling and cleaning,
> but I hesitate to add anything in to a proven formula.
> >> Thoughts?
> >> David
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
>
--
Ann Maddock <am.hummingbird.photos...> Hatteras Island, NC

 

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Date: 5/22/17 6:03 am
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER in Townville, SC
I just got word of a photographed Fork-tailed Flycatcher found
yesterday in Townville, SC by Imtiaz Haque.

It is at a sensitive private property site (Dobbins Farm) so please
respect farm operations, stay on the public right-of-way by the road,
and do not behave badly.

Another amazing rarity at one of SC's premier birding sites.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
 

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Date: 5/22/17 4:40 am
From: Tom (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Hummingbird sugar water additive???
My wife and I owned a WBU in Charlotte for ten and a half years. Our recommendation was to simply use sugar. We saw products that were either simply sugar or chemicals. We thought that it was a waste of a customer's money to purchase a product that was composed of sugar, and potentially harmful to the birds to use chemicals. My recommendation today would still be to use sugar water with no color or additives. You really can't improve on nature.
Tom Ledford
Indialantic, FL

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 21, 2017, at 10:13 PM, Mike Judd (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Without knowing the specifics I would suggest cooking up a bunch at once, not filling your feeder more than half full, freezing the rest & continuing to change it every 3-4 days during warm weather. I realize I'm sort of a Luddite when it comes to buying new products. So it goes
> Mike
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 21, 2017, at 9:34 PM, David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi folks,
>> Has anyone heard of the additive that WBU sells that is a "natural ingredient found in natural hbird food" that extends the life of the sugar water in the hot hot weather?
>> It claims that what would normally spoil in 3 days would last a week. And it claims to be perfectly harmless to hbirds.
>> Is this TRUE???
>> I would love to not be wasteful and throw sugar water away every 3 days , and quite frankly it would save me a lot of time refilling and cleaning, but I hesitate to add anything in to a proven formula.
>> Thoughts?
>> David
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/21/17 7:30 pm
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: hummingbird nectar additive
Thank you Susan,
I suspected as much. I will stick to the regular 4:1.
David

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 21, 2017, at 10:14 PM, <susan...> <susan...> wrote:
>
> David and All,
>
> I do not recommend adding anything to your hummingbird food. Just a 4:1
> (water:sugar)solution. Color or any preservatives may be harmful. At
> this time of year, I would simply use s small amount of sugar water in
> your feeders so as not to waste it.
>
> In spite of what you may read, Nectar Defender has not been tested for
> safety. Anyone can contact me privately for more details.
>
> Sadly, bird feeders and feeding products are not regulated--so issues of
> health and safety do arise.
>
> Susan Campbell
> Southern Pines, NC
>
 

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Date: 5/21/17 7:15 pm
From: <susan...>
Subject: hummingbird nectar additive
David and All,

I do not recommend adding anything to your hummingbird food. Just a 4:1
(water:sugar)solution. Color or any preservatives may be harmful. At
this time of year, I would simply use s small amount of sugar water in
your feeders so as not to waste it.

In spite of what you may read, Nectar Defender has not been tested for
safety. Anyone can contact me privately for more details.

Sadly, bird feeders and feeding products are not regulated--so issues of
health and safety do arise.

Susan Campbell
Southern Pines, NC

 

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Date: 5/21/17 7:13 pm
From: Mike Judd (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Hummingbird sugar water additive???
Without knowing the specifics I would suggest cooking up a bunch at once, not filling your feeder more than half full, freezing the rest & continuing to change it every 3-4 days during warm weather. I realize I'm sort of a Luddite when it comes to buying new products. So it goes
Mike

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> On May 21, 2017, at 9:34 PM, David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi folks,
> Has anyone heard of the additive that WBU sells that is a "natural ingredient found in natural hbird food" that extends the life of the sugar water in the hot hot weather?
> It claims that what would normally spoil in 3 days would last a week. And it claims to be perfectly harmless to hbirds.
> Is this TRUE???
> I would love to not be wasteful and throw sugar water away every 3 days , and quite frankly it would save me a lot of time refilling and cleaning, but I hesitate to add anything in to a proven formula.
> Thoughts?
> David
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/21/17 6:35 pm
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Hummingbird sugar water additive???
Hi folks,
Has anyone heard of the additive that WBU sells that is a "natural ingredient found in natural hbird food" that extends the life of the sugar water in the hot hot weather?
It claims that what would normally spoil in 3 days would last a week. And it claims to be perfectly harmless to hbirds.
Is this TRUE???
I would love to not be wasteful and throw sugar water away every 3 days , and quite frankly it would save me a lot of time refilling and cleaning, but I hesitate to add anything in to a proven formula.
Thoughts?
David


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Date: 5/21/17 6:26 pm
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Purple Martin Numbers
The general consensus of the NC Purple Martin Society is that numbers are
at or well above last year's numbers at many sites across NC. Greg's
experience might just be a local one.



On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 3:23 PM Dwayne Martin <redxbill...> wrote:

> If it was indeed snakes, that would explain why they didn't return this
> year. Snakes will cause Martins to abandon a site. I have posed a question
> about Martin numbers to the NC Purple Martin Society Facebook page. I will
> let y'all know what other Martin hosts have to say.
>
> Dwayne
> *************
> J. Dwayne Martin
> Hickory, NC
> <redxbill...>
>
>
> Catawba County Park Ranger
> Riverbend Park - Conover, NC
> <jdmartin...>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.catawbacountync.gov_depts_parks_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=w4fm0tF9PTfENHbDLxzaK8c43iTURJGuJbD_NEYCCCE&s=zPdzLBY3C801dsIjPFyEheJ8OfJoiUuVQUZ3_XyEE7c&e=
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.weatherlink.com_user_riverbendpark&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=w4fm0tF9PTfENHbDLxzaK8c43iTURJGuJbD_NEYCCCE&s=FwxJfA0uYg_758KByeM4JtOPfypqHHZtBTvkfYWLews&e=
>
>
> On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Pauline Sterin <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>
>> Mr. Greg Massey of Leland, NC, recently asked for information on numbers
>> of Purple Martins. A friend who lives in China Grove, just outside of
>> Oriental, NC, reports the following:
>>
>> *Last year we had seven of our eight gourds occupied, but none of them
>> produced chicks. We don't know why - might have been snakes. This year we
>> have seen only a few martins - perching on our pole and flying away. So we
>> have gone from 14 birds to zero. No one on the road has any nests that I
>> have seen. *
>>
>> Pauline Sterin
>> Arapahoe, NC
>>
> --
Dwayne
*************
Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>

 

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Date: 5/21/17 5:15 pm
From: Greg Massey <gmassey001...>
Subject: Re: Purple Martin Numbers
Thanks, John for the report.
The numbers in our area are very much lower than prior years. I have checked numerous colonies, and many are 80% down from last year. Perhaps the martins in our particular area migrated together last fall or this spring, and faced catastrophic weather or some other problem.

Greg Massey
Leland,NC 28451

---- ""John Connors" (via carolinabirds Mailing List)" <carolinabirds...> wrote:
We haven't noticed a decline at our PUMA sites in Raleigh...our colony at
the NCSU University Club is full with 20 something pairs nesting, the
colony at the Museum's Prairie Ridge Ecostation also has a full complement
of martins, and at least two pairs have re-established the colony at
Raleigh Park's Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve.
John Connors in Raleigh, NC

On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Pauline Sterin <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> Mr. Greg Massey of Leland, NC, recently asked for information on numbers
> of Purple Martins. A friend who lives in China Grove, just outside of
> Oriental, NC, reports the following:
>
> *Last year we had seven of our eight gourds occupied, but none of them
> produced chicks. We don't know why - might have been snakes. This year we
> have seen only a few martins - perching on our pole and flying away. So we
> have gone from 14 birds to zero. No one on the road has any nests that I
> have seen. *
>
> Pauline Sterin
> Arapahoe, NC
>
 

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Date: 5/21/17 2:32 pm
From: Charles Byrd (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Northern Parula
This bird must be nesting in the woods beside my house (between Garrett
Road and New Hope Creek in southwest Durham; just off Woodbury Road). When
I walked onto the deck about 12:30, the bird was on the flower basket, less
than 8 feet from me, and she did not flush. Now, for the entire afternoon
she has been "destroying" my wife's hanging flower basket on the deck,
picking out mouthfuls of the liner and flying away with them. This is not
the first species we have seen using these basket liners for nesting
material.
We have lived in this house for 29 years and 11 months, and this is a
new yard bird for me!
Chuck

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Charles Byrd
4108 Edenton Lane
Durham, NC 27707-5321
919-490-0900

 

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Date: 5/21/17 2:06 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Sandhill Crane at Kannapolis, NC
Today, I was sent a photo, taken today, of a SANDHILL CRANE at a
residential yard in Kannapolis, along the Cabarrus/Rowan County line.
Mandy Crivello took the photo.

This photo reminds me of the ones taken a few weeks ago in the Triad area,
with a building in the background. Couldn't be the same semi-tame bird,
could it?

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

 

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Date: 5/21/17 12:24 pm
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Purple Martin Numbers
If it was indeed snakes, that would explain why they didn't return this
year. Snakes will cause Martins to abandon a site. I have posed a question
about Martin numbers to the NC Purple Martin Society Facebook page. I will
let y'all know what other Martin hosts have to say.

Dwayne
*************
J. Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>


Catawba County Park Ranger
Riverbend Park - Conover, NC
<jdmartin...>
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On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Pauline Sterin <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> Mr. Greg Massey of Leland, NC, recently asked for information on numbers
> of Purple Martins. A friend who lives in China Grove, just outside of
> Oriental, NC, reports the following:
>
> *Last year we had seven of our eight gourds occupied, but none of them
> produced chicks. We don't know why - might have been snakes. This year we
> have seen only a few martins - perching on our pole and flying away. So we
> have gone from 14 birds to zero. No one on the road has any nests that I
> have seen. *
>
> Pauline Sterin
> Arapahoe, NC
>

 

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Date: 5/21/17 12:17 pm
From: John Connors (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Purple Martin Numbers
We haven't noticed a decline at our PUMA sites in Raleigh...our colony at
the NCSU University Club is full with 20 something pairs nesting, the
colony at the Museum's Prairie Ridge Ecostation also has a full complement
of martins, and at least two pairs have re-established the colony at
Raleigh Park's Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve.
John Connors in Raleigh, NC

On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Pauline Sterin <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> Mr. Greg Massey of Leland, NC, recently asked for information on numbers
> of Purple Martins. A friend who lives in China Grove, just outside of
> Oriental, NC, reports the following:
>
> *Last year we had seven of our eight gourds occupied, but none of them
> produced chicks. We don't know why - might have been snakes. This year we
> have seen only a few martins - perching on our pole and flying away. So we
> have gone from 14 birds to zero. No one on the road has any nests that I
> have seen. *
>
> Pauline Sterin
> Arapahoe, NC
>

 

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Date: 5/21/17 10:44 am
From: Pauline Sterin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Purple Martin Numbers
Mr. Greg Massey of Leland, NC, recently asked for information on numbers of Purple Martins. A friend who lives in China Grove, just outside of Oriental, NC, reports the following:

Last year we had seven of our eight gourds occupied, but none of them produced chicks. We don't know why - might have been snakes. This year we have seen only a few martins - perching on our pole and flying away. So we have gone from 14 birds to zero. No one on the road has any nests that I have seen.

Pauline Sterin
Arapahoe, NC
 

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Date: 5/21/17 9:52 am
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Swainson Warbler and Fledgling - Edisto Nature Trail, SC
Hi Folks,
Great views right now of foraging SWWA and chick on ground, interspersed with adult flying up to perch to sing. All within 40ft of the entrance to the Pon Pon trail spur! Fantastic.
Happy Birding,
David


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Date: 5/21/17 8:10 am
From: Pamela Ford (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Dickcissels at Santee NWR Bluff Unit
Dickcissel is perched up singing now, in same location. Thanks Irvin for details on the location!
Pam Ford
Charleston SC

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> On May 20, 2017, at 3:36 PM, Irvin Pitts <pittsjam...> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I found two, possibly three, dickcissels today at the Bluff Unit of Santee NWR in Clarendon County. I walked a loop through the fields proceeding first past the two impoundments on the left and Cantey Bay on the right, returning by the road bed through the fields past the road/dike leading to the small fenced in shed/water pump facility on the right. Continuing just past this road to the shed, I first heard a dickcissel singing from a grove of persimmons by the small canal on the right. I then saw a singing male perched on a tall weed stem and an adult female in the weedy field on the other side of that canal. I submitted with my e-bird report.
>
> Other birds of interest included a calling king rail, nice views of a least bittern, nesting tree swallows, nesting boat-tailed grackles and good painted bunting activity.
>
> Irvin Pitts
> Lexington, SC
 

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Date: 5/21/17 6:41 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Probable Mourning Warbler on Tanawha Trail, Grandfather Mountain, Avery Co., NC
Birders,

Yesterday (20 May), while leading a Nature Conservancy field trip at Grandfather Mountain, I heard what sounded like a Mourning Warbler song along the Tanawha Trail that parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway.

We heard it singing for at least 5 minutes but unfortunately were never able to visually confirm its identity. The bird was actually along the cleared edge of the parkway right-of-way between the viaduct and the Wilson Creek overlook parking area.

If anyone is in the area it might be worth looking for it, not from the trail, but by walking along the Parkway shoulder. We also had a singing Magnolia Warbler in the same area.

Good birding,

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 5/20/17 12:37 pm
From: Irvin Pitts <pittsjam...>
Subject: Dickcissels at Santee NWR Bluff Unit
Hello,
I found two, possibly three, dickcissels today at the Bluff Unit of Santee NWR in Clarendon County. I walked a loop through the fields proceeding first past the two impoundments on the left and Cantey Bay on the right, returning by the road bed through the fields past the road/dike leading to the small fenced in shed/water pump facility on the right. Continuing just past this road to the shed, I first heard a dickcissel singing from a grove of persimmons by the small canal on the right. I then saw a singing male perched on a tall weed stem and an adult female in the weedy field on the other side of that canal. I submitted with my e-bird report.

Other birds of interest included a calling king rail, nice views of a least bittern, nesting tree swallows, nesting boat-tailed grackles and good painted bunting activity.

Irvin Pitts
Lexington, SC
 

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Date: 5/20/17 12:13 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: 2 Black Rails, White Pelicans, Avocets, Least Bitterns - South Island, SC
Roger Smith and I paid in blood (Deerflies) but during a shorebird
survey this morning we had the treat of seeing TWO Black Rails on
South Island, SC (limited access). One seemed to be chasing or
closely following the other. They were in a marginal patch of
habitat on the right of the dike, and as we came idling up, one Black
Rail - then another following it - ran across the dike in front of us
into a better patch of habitat. They were definitely not fledgling
Clapper or other Rails - they were adult Black Rails. Roger seems to
have a knack of getting Black Rails to show themselves, given his
exploits down at Bear Island.

Other good birds included a few dozen White Pelicans, 60+ American
Avocets, a pair of Wilson's Plovers on territory in a drained
ricefield, several Least Bitterns seen and heard, Black Skimmers,
several Northern Bobwhites (heard only), Red-headed Woodpecker, close
to 30 Ruddy Turnstones in two drained ricefields, Wild Turkey mother
and poults, Seaside Sparrows, Painted Buntings and ridiculous numbers
of Orchard Orioles.

We also saw a huge congregation of Egrets, Herons, Wood Storks, Night
Herons and Black-necked Stilts in a shrinking pool full of fish, crabs
and minnows.

But overall - shorebird numbers crashed since last week. We only had
16 species for the day. I did not see a single Dowitcher when we had
a few hundred last week.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
 

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Date: 5/20/17 11:21 am
From: Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: woodcock, Coinjock, NC
A woodcock on the edge of our pond beside the swamp this afternoon. This is
the first time we've had one on our property this time of year.

Linda Ward
Skip Hancock
Coinjock, NC

 

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Date: 5/20/17 6:56 am
From: Norman Budnitz (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count Notes
Jordan Lake Spring Bird Count 2017

May 7, 2017, was a beautiful day for birding. The temperature ranged
from 43°F in the morning to 65°F in the afternoon. Winds were
variable to about 10 mph and the sky was clear to partly cloudy.

Forty-seven observers in 23 parties participated (our 10-year averages
are 45 and 21, respectively). We tallied 7,532 individual birds (avg.
8,099) in 112 species (avg. 121) in 136 party hours (avg. 127). With
more observers in more parties counting for more hours, we counted
fewer species and fewer individual birds. Hmm.

For the first year since I can remember, we did not report any record
high numbers for any particular species for the count. Hmm.

We also had some notable ‘misses,’ birds we usually see at least one
or two of each spring: Solitary Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, Veery,
Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Northern Waterthrush. Hmm.

There was plenty of competition in the area with a bicycle race, a
swimming race, and a motorcycle rally. One party counted an
astounding 349 motorcycles thundering past. Hmm.

Okay everyone, hmm along with me. Is any of this meaningful in the
grander scheme of things? Probably not, but maybe so. Let’s see how
things develop over the next few years. Organizations such as the
National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
report seeing overall decreases in neotropical migrants during the
past several decades. We need to keep a watchful eye.

Will Cook, working the Shearron Harris area, and Jennifer Maher and
Roger Shaw, covering Big Woods Road, both reported 76 species. Brian
Bockhahn reported 5 species of nocturnal birds—Eastern Screech-Owl,
Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Chuck-will’s-widow, and Eastern
Whip-poor-will. It pays to get up early! Josh Southern, Sterling
Southern, and Doug Pratt found two juvenile Great Horned Owls in an
old Bald eagle nest. Roger Shaw turned up a Blue-winged Teal first
thing in the morning and heard 2 Northern Bobwhites during the count
period, though not on count day.

If you would like to see a spreadsheet of this count and a cumulative
spreadsheet of all our counts, please visit the Bird Counts page on
the New Hope Audubon website at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.newhopeaudubon.org_get-2Doutdoors_bird-2Dcounts_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=NoUwQ0RLV8H9RdmdJ5OPzJz3ugj3qMZKQb9--IRDOiY&s=bfv98eidLnomzQUCktOA1mH0AaKeSXFToMD3MEMAIm4&e=

Norm Budnitz, compiler.
Orange County
North Carolina
 

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Date: 5/20/17 3:55 am
From: Jamie Adams (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Melanistic Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Wilmington, NC
I had a melanistic Northern Rough-winged Swallow building it's nest in a Chevy pickup's tail pipe earlier this week while his "normal" mate looked on from the sidelines. I think she knew he was being foolish and was having fun watching him, but maybe I need to stop anthropomorphizing my birds.

Link to pictures if interested:
Photographicbirdlistomania.blogspot.com

Jamie Adams
Wilmington, NC

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Date: 5/19/17 5:49 am
From: Edith Tatum (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: CAROLINA birders at Magee Marsh
I saw Lewis Burke from South Carolina just seconds after he found a Connecticut Warbler! I saw a handsome young man from Charlotte, Matt Daws. It's a very small world.
Edith Tatum
Durham, NC

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Date: 5/19/17 3:06 am
From: KEN LIPSHY (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Something's not right here
Is there a link to the photos?


Kenneth A. Lipshy
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On May 17, 2017, at 9:19 PM, Harry LeGrand <carolinabirds...><mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:

It's definitely a Swallow-tailed Kite owing to highly sharp black and white contrast on the wings and overly long forked tail. But, for whatever reason, it has a black cap, or at least looks like a black cap. Cannot explain that! I guess it wants to look like a Sooty Tern (though that species has a white brow)! No, it isn't a tern.

Harry LeGrand

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 8:48 PM, Beth Garver <carolinabirds...><mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:
Has anyone replied to this? I did some looking and want to venture a guess that it's possibly a tern - Sooty Tern seems to match it or a Bridled Tern. Love to hear what others think of that. The jiz doesn't seem right for kite.


On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:43 PM KC Foggin <KCFoggin...><mailto:<KCFoggin...>> wrote:
[051017STKite1b]
I didn’t notice it when photographing but what’s with the black cap of this Swallow-tailed Kite?

K.C.

Take nothing but pictures,
Leave nothing but footprints
Kill nothing but time

.K.C. Foggin
Socastee,Myrtle Beach SC

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--
The Heavens declare the Glory of God!
Beth Garver
Guilford County, NC



 

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Date: 5/18/17 11:03 am
From: Greg Massey <gmassey001...>
Subject: Decrease in numbers of Purple Martins at colonies this year
In SE North Carolina, I have heard reports and also noticed that Purple Martin colonies have a decrease in the number of birds this spring. Has anyone else observed this or heard from individuals with Martin colonies?


Greg Massey
Leland,NC 28451
 

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Date: 5/18/17 10:23 am
From: David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Dickcissels on Blue Banks Loop Rd
This morning I went to like for the Dickcissels that had been reported on Blue Banks Loop Rd. I did not see any on the wires, but I could hear one in the tall grass. I walked through about 100 yards of tall grass and had 2 males and 2 females.  One of the females was carrying nesting material.  I watched from  a distance and saw her make two trips with nesting material.I could hear other birds calling.  I would not be suprised if there were 8 or 10 or more Dickcissels in that area.This is in Brunswick Co.Thanks for the info. Jamie.Dave WessnerWilmington, NC

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Date: 5/17/17 6:19 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Something's not right here
It's definitely a Swallow-tailed Kite owing to highly sharp black and white
contrast on the wings and overly long forked tail. But, for whatever
reason, it has a black cap, or at least looks like a black cap. Cannot
explain that! I guess it wants to look like a Sooty Tern (though that
species has a white brow)! No, it isn't a tern.

Harry LeGrand

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 8:48 PM, Beth Garver <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Has anyone replied to this? I did some looking and want to venture a
> guess that it's possibly a tern - Sooty Tern seems to match it or a Bridled
> Tern. Love to hear what others think of that. The jiz doesn't seem right
> for kite.
>
>
> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:43 PM KC Foggin <KCFoggin...> wrote:
>
>> [image: 051017STKite1b]
>> I didn’t notice it when photographing but what’s with the black cap of
>> this Swallow-tailed Kite?
>>
>> K.C.
>>
>> Take nothing but pictures,
>> Leave nothing but footprints
>> Kill nothing but time
>>
>> .K.C. Foggin
>> Socastee,Myrtle Beach SC
>>
>> www.birdforum.net
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.birdforum.net&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=eEIJzctx8ksIIQwIP6JuNuISXnPqPOL4nsbrLpbkFRw&s=YIxKaRjbBTmFo9naYwDm8zdb1QLMZVPXv4PNS8R5LVY&e=>
>>
>> www.pbase.com/kcfoggin/nikon_d50_pages&page=20
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.pbase.com_kcfoggin_nikon-5Fd50-5Fpages-26page-3D20&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=eEIJzctx8ksIIQwIP6JuNuISXnPqPOL4nsbrLpbkFRw&s=XPRKunWA5yxlEwmO0jtMWDxqsZ7F_KCFz4tzKSgPFj0&e=>
>>
>>
>> --
> The Heavens declare the Glory of God!
> Beth Garver
> Guilford County, NC
>
>

 

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Date: 5/17/17 5:49 pm
From: Beth Garver (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Something's not right here
Has anyone replied to this? I did some looking and want to venture a guess
that it's possibly a tern - Sooty Tern seems to match it or a Bridled Tern.
Love to hear what others think of that. The jiz doesn't seem right for
kite.


On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:43 PM KC Foggin <KCFoggin...> wrote:

> [image: 051017STKite1b]
> I didn’t notice it when photographing but what’s with the black cap of
> this Swallow-tailed Kite?
>
> K.C.
>
> Take nothing but pictures,
> Leave nothing but footprints
> Kill nothing but time
>
> .K.C. Foggin
> Socastee,Myrtle Beach SC
>
> www.birdforum.net
>
> www.pbase.com/kcfoggin/nikon_d50_pages&page=20
>
>
> --
The Heavens declare the Glory of God!
Beth Garver
Guilford County, NC

 

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Date: 5/17/17 5:37 pm
From: Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Chapel Hill Bird Club meeting — David & Judy Smith — Pantanal: The Wonderful Wetland of Brazil
*Date*: Monday, May 22, 2017

*Time*: 7:30pm

*Location*: Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Dr,, Chapel Hill, NC

*Speakers*: David and Judy Smith

*Topic*: Pantanal: The Wonderful Wetland of Brazil

*Description*: The Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland (10 times larger
than the Everglades), is an enormous basin, mostly in central-western
Brazil, that floods 2-5 meters deep in the rainy season. In the dry season,
the water recedes into streams and pools, concentrating the fish and the
birds and animals that feed on them. The result is one of the most abundant
and diverse wildlife areas on earth, a paradise for the nature traveler.
David and Judy Smith visited the southern Pantanal in October of 2015 and
the northern Pantanal in July of 2016, and they will share photos and a few
movies from their trips.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

I hope you will join for this fascinating and informative talk.

Eddie Owens
Chapel Hill Bird Club

 

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Date: 5/17/17 4:09 pm
From: John Fussell <jofuss...>
Subject: recent ebird report of a Reddish Egret at Rachel Carson Reserve, NC
There was an ebird report of a Reddish Egret at the Rachel Carson Reserve on
Monday. Based on the details, I wonder if this might have been a Little
Blue Heron in high breeding plumage. Some other reports on the list are
also questionable.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

 

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Date: 5/17/17 4:07 pm
From: Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: White-rumped Sandpipers, Lake Crabtree
A pair, At Southport access, on the mudflats with other peeps.

-eddie owens-
Cary, NC

 

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Date: 5/17/17 3:42 pm
From: Lisa Hayes (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Massive bird strike
Tragic

On May 17, 2017 3:55 PM, "Roger Smith" <scbirder...> wrote:

> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.washingtonpost.com_news_animalia_wp_2017_05_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=v2_2HBpK6at4f0qze-dFmqQYQPddhk1mFgkytjBNJr4&s=Ftpaufcg5V48FdF_tK72QuyUoV4VOGiL5r5pdCII-nA&e=
> 10/one-tall-building-one-dark-and-stormy-night-395-dead-
> birds/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_birds-1155am%
> 3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.ecc08276e300
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.washingtonpost.com_news_animalia_wp_2017_05_10_one-2Dtall-2Dbuilding-2Done-2Ddark-2Dand-2Dstormy-2Dnight-2D395-2Ddead-2Dbirds_-3Fhpid-3Dhp-5Fhp-2Dmore-2Dtop-2Dstories-5Fbirds-2D1155am-253Ahomepage-252Fstory-26utm-5Fterm-3D.ecc08276e300&d=DwMCaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=OUwBRcOYZPUbgF4PSrJFvqvDd_9uyAuK4bvJLAasuuM&s=9NIWmegXOKKT5dndGYap4OYgEVepnAFz1Pkvatgte1E&e=>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 5/17/17 12:55 pm
From: Roger Smith <scbirder...>
Subject: Massive bird strike
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.washingtonpost.com_news_animalia_wp_2017_05_10_one-2Dtall-2Dbuilding-2Done-2Ddark-2Dand-2Dstormy-2Dnight-2D395-2Ddead-2Dbirds_-3Fhpid-3Dhp-5Fhp-2Dmore-2Dtop-2Dstories-5Fbirds-2D1155am-253Ahomepage-252Fstory-26utm-5Fterm-3D.ecc08276e300&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=OUwBRcOYZPUbgF4PSrJFvqvDd_9uyAuK4bvJLAasuuM&s=9NIWmegXOKKT5dndGYap4OYgEVepnAFz1Pkvatgte1E&e=

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Date: 5/17/17 11:16 am
From: Caroline Harvey (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Monday 5/15 - Birds on RT 80, McDowell County
With eBird Checklist.


RT 80 Climb to BRP, McDowell, North Carolina, US
May 15, 2017 10:30 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: AOMM Ride
24 species

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 4
Ovenbird 6
Worm-eating Warbler 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Black-and-white Warbler 10
Swainson's Warbler 6
Hooded Warbler 8
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
Black-throated Blue Warbler 8
Black-throated Green Warbler 6
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 2

View this checklist online at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=rHYdwibvvx7a9o_X1y9k_NQJliLB-WQ_9K72JnJHefA&s=5zOBgcPaySuEkPmUDCau8uxpdguweNcGjyo7m4Hzxx0&e=
checklist/S36900246

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=rHYdwibvvx7a9o_X1y9k_NQJliLB-WQ_9K72JnJHefA&s=fUDzNfFP_FWp67jH3KaUjOMXd9rdtluezUR3O1_nyN8&e= )
--
Caroline & Simon

 

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Date: 5/17/17 11:07 am
From: Caroline Harvey (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - RT 80 Climb to BRP, May 15, 2017
I rode (bicycle) the Assault on Mt Mitchell on Monday for the 6th time
As miserable as I felt peddling up RT80 from Marion to the Parkway it was
very birdy on this road.
On reflection these numbers are very conservative with maybe double this
many. The birds were all heard between the white church and the parkway
(5.6 miles or so). The time was around 10am.

EBird list below - nearly all birds heard only.

Good birding.
Simon C. Harvey
Simpsonville, SC (and Le Habra, CA).

 

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Date: 5/17/17 10:00 am
From: james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cerulean Warbler, Buncombe Co, NC
Early Morning Shots of the female Cerulean Warbler on and near her nest. She seems to be incubating eggs. Thanks to Charlotte Goedsche for her research and hospitality.
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_photo.php-3Ffbid-3D1324050864337651-26set-3Dpcb.1243753719055690-26type-3D3&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=hhmPMTUfIKJYebZtMM6wALNQzCRKw7LcQOHZBNNBCQ8&s=I1LMFv-Vl6FJMQyLjIinIq0R31rSpyW2CMj5CqHYWms&e= >


James Poling
624 Azalea Avenue
Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA
<james.poling...> <mailto:<james.poling...>
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828-707-7413





 

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Date: 5/17/17 4:01 am
From: Janet & Richard Paulette (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: High Country Audubon Newsletter
Visit www.HighCountryAudubon.org for a link to the May/June/July 2017
newsletter of High Country Audubon Society.

Janet Paulette
Deep Gap, NC

Virus-free. www.avast.com
 

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Date: 5/17/17 3:51 am
From: Frank Enders (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Quail stopped singing
Evidently Bobwhite stop singing when they acquire a mate.

For several years I have had a single, rarely two, quail calling "bobwhite" (also phrased as "nonwhite"!) within earshot of my home, through early summer.

This year I had one, then two calling, May 11 and May 12, 13. The spring calling made me wonder if the species was not somewhat migratory, but I read in Bent's life history (available on Birdzilla website) that the species is around homes in spring, but distant in winter. I was so pleased to have TWO.


I was depressed when both quail stopped calling, the morning of the 14th, But, the birds, still not singing, are apparently still around.


I first thought I flushed one near the northeast corner while mowing; that evening, my wife saw and flushed a pair while she was doing her exercise walking, The birds were down in a dug pond, at the edge of the water (possibly drinking?),

Bent's life history for Bobwhite says that Stoddard (author of classic monograph on Bobwhite around 1930) states the birds which sing through the summer are bachelor males. That the male stops singing when it acquires a female.


Always a loose end--what about the other singing male? Could two pairs have formed up so quickly? And, how does this not invalidate BBS quail counts, if one is only counting bachelor males, for the most part?




Frank Enders, Halifax, NC

 

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Date: 5/16/17 6:48 pm
From: Robert Snowden (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Eider at South Wrightsville Beach
This morning near the Masonboro Inlet at South Wrightsville Beach I saw a presumably young male Common Eider in molt. Curiously, the bird was roosting on the beach along the intracoastal waterway, and appeared a bit haggard. I figure this is rather late in the season for the species, and not surprisingly, this individual didn't seem to be in great condition–I approached within 10m before the bird picked up and moved towards the water. Though I don't have a suitable camera, I managed a brief iphone photo that I've attached to an ebird post:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S36922002-3FmsgKey-3DsingleLocMergeSuccess&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=x745qv5mKKzs1wkFPYGLMK2p3V0MRenK75cW4Kbz88E&s=QSYCuegbur6SViGiRMNxE2Au0XkK4hsyB5mQrXM8EEw&e=

Cheers,
Robert SnowdenWilmington, NC
 

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Date: 5/16/17 6:06 pm
From: Pamela Ford (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Banded Semipalmated Sandpiper, Sullivan's Island, SC
I was mistaken, thank you Aaron Given for the correction. The banded shorebird is not a Semipalmated Sandpiper, it is a Sanderling. Funny thing when I plugged the Sanderling species, band color and code into the database at Bandedbirds.org, we get a capture date of 9-8-14 at Monomoy NWR, Massachusetts. I wouldn't think the band codes and flag colors would be duplicated among different species, but I guess they are.
Pam Ford
Charleston


Bird On!
Sent from my iPad

> On May 16, 2017, at 5:29 PM, Aaron Given <amgiven...> wrote:
>
> Hi Pam,
>
> Did you mean to say Sanderling instead of SP Sandpiper? I'm pretty sure the bird with the flag is Sanderling. It has no hind toe.
>
> Aaron
>
> From: <carolinabirds-request...> <carolinabirds-request...> on behalf of Pamela Ford <carolinabirds...>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:13:55 PM
> To: <carolinabirds...>
> Subject: Banded Semipalmated Sandpiper, Sullivan's Island, SC
>
> Today I photographed a banded Semipalmated Sandpiper at Station 26 on Sullivan's Island. I reported the sighting to Bandedbirds.org. This bird was captured 5/29/09 at Cooks Beach, New Jersey and additionally resighted on 8/12/2013 at Jamaica Bay NWR, New York. Not a rare bird but a very special bird!
> Photos in eBird list:
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_ch&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=40NCoP6lVY8nhxnwRZslXix72pMbQQofpTU_6IDbdFg&s=bIYJGXFFvNonq47F1FTpHlUY2LByymmjoSVKVkQIR8A&e= ecklist/S36908445
> Pam Ford
> Charleston, SC
>
> Bird On!
> Sent from my iPad

 

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Date: 5/16/17 3:16 pm
From: David McLean (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: New posting to Birding Bulls blog about the recent Spring Bird Count and waterfowl/shorebird survey
Tues 16 May 2017

All,

I've posted two reports under one Birding Bulls blog post covering
the 93 species seen on Bulls Island over two recent days. Great birds
seen or heard include Nelson's Sparrow and Sandhill Crane. I invite
you to read about these sightings, many other good sightings, and a
link to a report on Old Man Plover, at:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__birdingbulls.blogspot.com&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=Xgl19Zv7B0ZKKKqd0NIpPEnYznhNSBTLBz1Uxr0io-8&s=qgftQvttJWdEPx53DPcnPC1xrXCmGAb3IMc27plF8Gg&e=

Regards,

David McLean
Charleston, SC


--
David C. McLean, Jr.
DCMcLean AT gmail DOT com
 

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Date: 5/16/17 2:40 pm
From: james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Vesper Sparrow, Max Patch, Haywood County, NC
> Vesper Sparrow, Max Patch, Haywood County, NC on Sunday, May 14, 2017
>
>
>
>
> James Poling
> 624 Azalea Avenue
> Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA
> <james.poling...> <mailto:<james.poling...>
> www.jamesnewtonpoling.com <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jamesnewtonpoling.com_&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=VP0vDV2N03KDqUuETCoe7Kn_xROKWRaillDr5bpxW8o&s=leYxAbetb156rOSEtbPAyvRoSIUsynKVu9JEto3fQcA&e= >
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> 828-707-7413
>
>
>
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Date: 5/16/17 2:14 pm
From: Pamela Ford (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Banded Semipalmated Sandpiper, Sullivan's Island, SC
Today I photographed a banded Semipalmated Sandpiper at Station 26 on Sullivan's Island. I reported the sighting to Bandedbirds.org. This bird was captured 5/29/09 at Cooks Beach, New Jersey and additionally resighted on 8/12/2013 at Jamaica Bay NWR, New York. Not a rare bird but a very special bird!
Photos in eBird list:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S36908445&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=e0J2vi0eUoEIwQB6dti0Ot40Mna17LXvZYo7R4xTQhs&s=kOci65tXjuyr7TfiQiCPvKN8Xei3rKp3lA5pKcpORYA&e=
Pam Ford
Charleston, SC

Bird On!
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Date: 5/16/17 1:36 pm
From: Pauline Sterin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Least Tern Monitoring
David Greenwald led 6 of us around the Least Tern nesting areas at Bogue Inlet this morning to observe and report on the activity. We counted upwards of 60
Least Terns in two of the three roped-off areas. Many appeared to be sitting on nests, many others were engaged in offering/accepting/rejecting gifts of small fry. Among other shorebirds of interest were quite a few Wilson's Plovers and at least three Black-bellied Plovers, looking much more handsome than in the winter.

Pauline Sterin
Arapahoe, NC
 

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Date: 5/16/17 12:38 pm
From: Will Cook <cwcook...>
Subject: Re: suspend emails
For instructions on how to do this, please see the Carolinabirds info
file at

http://www.carolinanature.com/birds/cbirds.html

To suspend mail, for example when you go on vacation, send a command
to <sympa...>

set carolinabirds nomail

When you return, reactive your subscription by sending a command to
<sympa...>

set carolinabirds mail

You can catch up with what you missed by reading messages on the web
sites that carry Carolinabirds.

Let me know if you have any trouble!

On 5/16/2017 3:31 PM, <sbehrend...> wrote:

Hi, I will be out of the country from May 24th to June 9th. Please suspend me from the email list for now. I will write again when I return to re-join. Let me know if I need to do anything else. Thanks. - Susan Behrend


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Will Cook - Durham, NC www.carolinanature.com
 

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Date: 5/16/17 12:32 pm
From: <sbehrend...>
Subject: suspend emails
Hi, I will be out of the country from May 24th to June 9th. Please suspend me from the email list for now. I will write again when I return to re-join. Let me know if I need to do anything else. Thanks. - Susan Behrend
 

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Date: 5/16/17 10:43 am
From: KC Foggin <KCFoggin...>
Subject: Something's not right here

I didn’t notice it when photographing but what’s with the black cap of this Swallow-tailed Kite?

K.C.

Take nothing but pictures,
Leave nothing but footprints
Kill nothing but time

.K.C. Foggin
Socastee,Myrtle Beach SC

www.birdforum.net

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Date: 5/16/17 9:56 am
From: james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Swainson's Warbler, Curtis Creek campground near Old Fort, McDowell Co, NC
Swainson's Warbler. Curtis Creek campground near Old Fort, McDowell County, NC



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Date: 5/16/17 7:42 am
From: Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Shorebirds @ Lake Crabtree this morning...
Stopped to scope the mudflats on the way to work this morning. Besides the
usual stuff, there was one peep larger than the others with what I thought
were longish wings. It was aggressive around the other peeps, sometimes
chasing them off. It was my impression that the bird tilted up and down,
seesaw fashion, as it fed. I guess lots of shorebirds can do this. I
haven't had a chance to look at my digiscoped photos since I'm at work now.
Just wanted to alert anyone who might venture out there. Maybe it's worth a
closer look, maybe not.

Eddie Owens
Cary, NC

 

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Date: 5/16/17 6:06 am
From: John Ennis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Balsams, BR Parkway, & Smokies Last Week
Here you go...other pix of landscapes, waterfalls, and landscapes will be
posted this afternoon...

John

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 9:04 AM, John Ennis <jxennis...> wrote:

> I spent 4 days and 3 nights last week birding the Balsams, Blue Ridge
> Parkway's southern end, and edge of the Smokies. Lou Schiavo, a longtime
> friend now from the Richmond area, joined me. Lou hired me to work in
> healthcare information technology in the late 1970’s. Sporadically, Lou and
> I and several other ex-employees that worked with us, have gone on
> adventures from deep sea fishing to birding in the Florida Keys/Dry
> Tortugas.
>
> Lou is a member of the Virginia Society of Ornithology and the Richmond
> Audubon Society. Over the past decade or so, he has made great strides in
> his birding skills and knowledge. He was first to spot our Broad-winged
> Hawk and ravens and he alone saw the 2 Blackburian Warblers.
>
> Best NC mountain weather ever for me! We were in the SW corner of NC and
> did not get rain because we were south of the stationary front that draped
> across NC for most of last week. It was; however, cold, windy, and overcast
> in the early mornings. Of course, the birds were active early on.
>
> We had good birds, good food, and good adventures finding new sites for
> future trips to the area. I’ve made 4 trips in past 4 years to this area,
> staying at the Pisgah Inn on 3 occasions. The Inn is pricey but I highly
> recommend it as a base camp for the NC mountains south of Asheville. You
> begin birding and wildlife photography on your deck with your morning
> coffee! No driving up and down the mountains to birding sites from a less
> expensive hotel in Waynesville, Asheville, or Hendersonville. Sometimes I
> don’t mind paying to wake up with the birds.
>
> Spring was still in the progress of greening up the mountains during our
> trip. We had wonderful views, seeing the greening approaching from below
> while it was still not totally spring at 4000+ feet (at the Inn) and above.
> Many trees and wildflower blooms were exploding during our 4-day trip while
> the greening of the trees was progressing more slowly.
>
> Very few butterflies and many species of Neotropical migrants had not made
> it up to the higher elevations; however, the ones that had were excellent.
> Also good photo ops of a Broad-winged Hawk and Ravens and others. It
> appeared that all Chestnut-sided Warblers and Ovenbirds (heard only) had
> returned and their territories were set.
>
> We had Pine Siskins, a Least Flycatcher, a Hairy Woodpecker, several Wild
> Turkeys, a Bald Eagle, BH & RE Vireos, a Black and White Warbler, and my
> FOY free-range Red-throated Hummingbird at 4,000 Feet plus others. We had 2
> RB Nuthatches and 1 WB Nuthatch plus heard a few more RB’s.
>
> My traditional birding stops, on my way home, are Lake Lure and Chimney
> Rock State Park. This time I did not have 3 hours to visit Chimney Rock so
> I skipped it for 2017. Lake Lure was as good as advertised. As I entered
> the trail, I had a male Orchard Oriole, male a Baltimore Oriole, and a
> female oriole that was the mate of one of the males. Nearby was a male
> Yellow Warbler.
>
> Blackpolls seemed to be missing. Since they are one of the last to return
> from migration, I’m not sure if their return is late.
>
> I did not contribute to the recent discussion on this listserver
> concerning birding sites on the BRP. First, I have limited experience up
> there plus I thought my comments would be more meaningful once I returned
> from last week’s trip. I have a well-used copy of Marcus Simpson, Jr’s
> Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains (the 1992 version). I also used the
> mountain trail guide for the western section of the NC Birding Trail, which
> has a cross reference on page 186 comparing multiple guides’ coverage for
> each site. I recommend using both guides plus the others listed on the
> cross reference. BTW, a note in the trail guide mentions the Simpson
> guide was to be updated in 2010; however, I could not find the new edition
> in the visitor centers or shops along/near the BRP.
>
> Overall, a great trip!
>
> PS I have posted a couple of pictures to the CBC Photo Gallery.
>
>
> --
> John Ennis
> Leland, NC
>



--
John Ennis
Leland, NC

 

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Date: 5/16/17 6:04 am
From: John Ennis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Balsams, BR Parkway, & Smokies Last Week
I spent 4 days and 3 nights last week birding the Balsams, Blue Ridge
Parkway's southern end, and edge of the Smokies. Lou Schiavo, a longtime
friend now from the Richmond area, joined me. Lou hired me to work in
healthcare information technology in the late 1970’s. Sporadically, Lou and
I and several other ex-employees that worked with us, have gone on
adventures from deep sea fishing to birding in the Florida Keys/Dry
Tortugas.

Lou is a member of the Virginia Society of Ornithology and the Richmond
Audubon Society. Over the past decade or so, he has made great strides in
his birding skills and knowledge. He was first to spot our Broad-winged
Hawk and ravens and he alone saw the 2 Blackburian Warblers.

Best NC mountain weather ever for me! We were in the SW corner of NC and
did not get rain because we were south of the stationary front that draped
across NC for most of last week. It was; however, cold, windy, and overcast
in the early mornings. Of course, the birds were active early on.

We had good birds, good food, and good adventures finding new sites for
future trips to the area. I’ve made 4 trips in past 4 years to this area,
staying at the Pisgah Inn on 3 occasions. The Inn is pricey but I highly
recommend it as a base camp for the NC mountains south of Asheville. You
begin birding and wildlife photography on your deck with your morning
coffee! No driving up and down the mountains to birding sites from a less
expensive hotel in Waynesville, Asheville, or Hendersonville. Sometimes I
don’t mind paying to wake up with the birds.

Spring was still in the progress of greening up the mountains during our
trip. We had wonderful views, seeing the greening approaching from below
while it was still not totally spring at 4000+ feet (at the Inn) and above.
Many trees and wildflower blooms were exploding during our 4-day trip while
the greening of the trees was progressing more slowly.

Very few butterflies and many species of Neotropical migrants had not made
it up to the higher elevations; however, the ones that had were excellent.
Also good photo ops of a Broad-winged Hawk and Ravens and others. It
appeared that all Chestnut-sided Warblers and Ovenbirds (heard only) had
returned and their territories were set.

We had Pine Siskins, a Least Flycatcher, a Hairy Woodpecker, several Wild
Turkeys, a Bald Eagle, BH & RE Vireos, a Black and White Warbler, and my
FOY free-range Red-throated Hummingbird at 4,000 Feet plus others. We had 2
RB Nuthatches and 1 WB Nuthatch plus heard a few more RB’s.

My traditional birding stops, on my way home, are Lake Lure and Chimney
Rock State Park. This time I did not have 3 hours to visit Chimney Rock so
I skipped it for 2017. Lake Lure was as good as advertised. As I entered
the trail, I had a male Orchard Oriole, male a Baltimore Oriole, and a
female oriole that was the mate of one of the males. Nearby was a male
Yellow Warbler.

Blackpolls seemed to be missing. Since they are one of the last to return
from migration, I’m not sure if their return is late.

I did not contribute to the recent discussion on this listserver concerning
birding sites on the BRP. First, I have limited experience up there plus I
thought my comments would be more meaningful once I returned from last
week’s trip. I have a well-used copy of Marcus Simpson, Jr’s Birds of the
Blue Ridge Mountains (the 1992 version). I also used the mountain trail
guide for the western section of the NC Birding Trail, which has a cross
reference on page 186 comparing multiple guides’ coverage for each site. I
recommend using both guides plus the others listed on the cross
reference. BTW,
a note in the trail guide mentions the Simpson guide was to be updated in
2010; however, I could not find the new edition in the visitor centers or
shops along/near the BRP.

Overall, a great trip!

PS I have posted a couple of pictures to the CBC Photo Gallery.


--
John Ennis
Leland, NC

 

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Date: 5/16/17 5:20 am
From: \Jeff Lemons\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Nelson's Sparrow, Dickcissel: Mecklenburg Co. NC
Rob Van Epps and myself met here after work Monday. We stayed until almost sunset but were unable to locate either the Nelson's Sparrow or the Dickcissle. I also heard that a couple of others tried in the morning. One saw the Dickcissle, but no Nelson's.

I'm certain I heard the Nelson's sing 4-5 times when I found the Dickcissle. At the time, I thought it sounded like a Sharp-tailed Sparrow. It was like a shh sound, similar to the first part of Nelson's song I played LeConte's Sparrow once thinking it might be more likely. It's song was not close to what I heard. I didn't see any movement or other songs. The Dickcissle flew back to a nearby tree, and I got distracted. I soon ran out of time and left.

I think McDowell Prairie is an under birded location. It has produced a lot of rarities over the years, but there are not a lot of people birding there. Other good birds from the site include Alder Flycatchers in different years, both mid-May. Western Kingbird, Common Ground Dove multiple years in the fall, Snowy Egret, Golden Eagle, Marsh Wren and Nelson's Sparrow. Most have been near the pond.

Jeff Lemons
Charlotte, NC




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From: "Kevin Metcalf" (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Sender: <carolinabirds-request...>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2017 22:26:02 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
To: Carolina Birds<carolinabirds...>
Reply-To: Kevin Metcalf <skermetcalf...>
Subject: Nelson's Sparrow, Dickcissel: Mecklenburg Co. NC


Refound the male Dickcissel at the McDowell Nature Preserve prairie restoration site that Jeff Lemon's found this afternoon, and in the meantime found a NELSON'S SPARROW (formerly known as Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow). This attractive little sparrow flushed from the grass near the gravel road just north of the small pond in the prairie. It obligingly landed on a branch at the edge of some shrubs in clear view, staying for a couple of minutes before flying back down into the grass. I got some blurry but identifiable photos (light was getting low). If anyone plans to try for these birds tomorrow, please don't pressure the birds by repeatedly flushing them from the grass. Be patient and respectful of the birds and other birders. Hopefully they will stay around for others to see them.


Tried for the re ported Connecticut Warbler with a couple of other birders (and the original observer) this evening with no luck. The area was very quiet.


The McDowell Prairie restoration site is reached from Four Horse Road, off Shopton Road in SW Mecklenburg County, NC. Park near the green gate (don't block the gate) where the Four Horse Road takes a hard left turn and turns into Waymart Road. There are also some sections of wood rail fence next to the gate and some park and rec. signs. Walk the gravel road for over half a mile, past the small pond that is on the right (east) side of the trail. Go about 100 ft. past the pond and you are in the right area. Focus on the grassy area on the left of the trail. There is no parking area on Shopton Road at the north end of the prairie.


Kevin Metcalf
Huntersville, NC




 

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Date: 5/16/17 2:35 am
From: John Fussell <jofuss...>
Subject: some eastern Carteret bird observations on Sunday
On Sunday, 5 of us (Martha Mayo, Ed Dombrofski, Donna Goodwin, Steve Howell,
and I) birded in Down East Carteret (NC), starting at North River Marsh
about 0345. Some of our observations were:

NC 12 causeway across the Cedar Island Marshes (starting about 0445):
4 Black Rails, 2 Black-necked Stilts, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Least Bittern,
78 Seaside Sparrows

Cedar Island Ferry Terminal area, including walk SE to first inlet and back:
1 Merlin, 1 Northern Harrier, 4 Black-necked Stilts, 3 White-rumped
Sandpipers, 1 Cliff Swallow

North River Preserve in afternoon
2 singing Dickcissels (should be more, but it was afternoon and very windy),
1 Northern Harrier

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

 

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Date: 5/15/17 9:43 pm
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fledglings everywhere!! Seabrook Isl, SC
Hi folks,
Had a day off and went for a slow amble around the maritime forest at St. Christopher, Seabrook Island, SC.
Got 36 species in just over 2hrs and 2 miles.
Got 22 confirmed Northern Parula's but most likely many more. Of those 22, 5 of them were fledglings being fed by the parents.
Other fledglings observed included...
Yellow-throated Warbler
Chickadee
Titmouse
Cardinal
Downy Woodpecker

I confirmed that the Screech Owl chicks had not fledged as of 12:00pm.

Happy Birding,
David


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/15/17 6:39 pm
From: David Campbell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mississippi Kite in Plymouth, NC
Two Mississippi Kites were seen and photographed May 13 at the Cottonwood
Trail in Spartanburg, over the powerline clearing.

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 9:41 AM, Jeff Lewis <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Saw my FOY Mississippi Kite soaring over hwy 64 in Plymouth, NC yesterday.
>
> Jeff Lewis
> Manteo, NC
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>



--
Dr. David Campbell
Assistant Professor, Geology
Department of Natural Sciences
Box 7270
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs NC 28017

 

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Date: 5/15/17 6:36 pm
From: <susan...>
Subject: more Mississippi Kites
Today we had at least 5 Mississippis foraging above extensive ag. fields
on Beaverdam Church Rd. (Richmond Co. NC)not too far west of Rte. 1--
very close to the Rockingham dragway.

Susan Campbell
Southern Pines, NC

 

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Date: 5/15/17 4:00 pm
From: Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Dickcissels at both Howerton and Baldwin Roads, Guilford County, NC
I made quick stops at both Howerton and Baldwin Roads in eastern Guilford
County, NC on my way back to Eden this afternoon and was pleased to find
singing Dickcissels at both locations. They were in the field on the north
side of the road, east of the farm buildings on Howerton. They were near
the low point along Baldwin Road (where they have been the past couple of
years). I didn't have time to check the north end of Baldwin, or along
Sockwell Road, so there could well be more there.

Marty Wall
currently in Eden, NC

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Date: 5/15/17 7:29 am
From: Ann Brice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Six Mississippi Kites and painted bunting in Wilson, NC
I had 6 Mississippi Kites soaring together over the Education Forest last
Thursday. My first sighting of the year here was May 2.

John Gerwin of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences sent Keith Jensen to try
to band the painted bunting. Keith tried for a half day on Tuesday April
25 with no luck. The bird was singing and flying all around but he was
flying from treetop to treetop that day and did not respond to the
recording of a painted bunting. We tried playing an indigo bunting song
but he didn't respond to that either; however we caught an indigo bunting
in about two minutes.

I am glad Betsy was so persistent and got her lifer. Some days, if he
sings, he stays low and sings inside the canopy and is hard to see.

I am glad for the Kites and the bunting, otherwise birding here has been
really poor. I haven't seen a migrant warbler in about a month when I had
a singing Swainson's in the Ed Forest.

--
Ann Brice
Wilson, NC

 

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Date: 5/15/17 7:06 am
From: jackpateck (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: 1st Mississippi Kite Hanahan SC
Good Morning all!

Spotted our first Mississippi Kite yesterday afternoon . . . .

Hey Betsy Kane in Wilson, NC ---- G O O D F O R YOU on the painted bunting. Loved your post!

Pat and Jack Eckstine
Goose Creek Reservoir
Hanahan, SC

 

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Date: 5/15/17 6:42 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mississippi Kite in Plymouth, NC
Saw my FOY Mississippi Kite soaring over hwy 64 in Plymouth, NC yesterday.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

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Date: 5/15/17 4:01 am
From: Isabel Reddy (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Cures the Monday Blues
Yesterday’s Wood Thrush did the same for me!


Isabel Reddy
Duke Forest off Whitfield Rd
Durham, NC

On 5/15/17, 6:46 AM, "Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List)" <carolinabirds-request...> on behalf of <carolinabirds...> wrote:

The Monday blues have just go a little better by the singing of a Swainson's Thrush! Nothing like a Thrush to change the mindset first thing. Front yard now.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

Sent from my iPhone


 

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Date: 5/15/17 3:47 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cures the Monday Blues
The Monday blues have just go a little better by the singing of a Swainson's Thrush! Nothing like a Thrush to change the mindset first thing. Front yard now.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/14/17 7:31 pm
From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Painted Bunting in Wilson
*male* not make

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, Betsy Kane <oldurbanist...> wrote:

> Make painted bunting, Wilson Educational Forest, NW side of Wilson, N.C.,
> ... continuing as reported in April this year, and in previous summers, by
> Ann Brice.
>
> When Pam Diamond heard this morning that I would be in Wilson later today,
> she kindly drew my attention to Ann Brice's several previous reports on
> this listserv concerning the painted bunting at Wilson Educational Forest.
>
> Thus did I find myself this mid-afternoon in a most tantalizing situation
> there, wherein I heard *a* bunting-like call series about once every 30
> minutes (usually right when I was finally deciding to go home, and
> determined to be content with a summer tanager, blue-gray gnatcatchers, and
> a Cooper-ish hawk). The closest I got in two hours to this very cagey and
> reluctant caller was to see a small, dark buntingish silhouette sail far
> away in the manner of an indigo ...
>
> As I hung on, slowly sunburning, the late afternoon increase in bird
> activity finally brought a steady series of buntingish calls in the area
> behind the posted educational signs for "loblolly" and "beech," and I was
> able to locate the bird by sight at long last.
>
> Just as Ann described, it sang from all these locations at various times:
> the oaks in the field behind the school; the gnarly pine tree between the
> power poles; and the oldfield with scattered small successional trees.
>
> Not long after I had the painted in view, an indigo bunting began calling
> from a tree on the next patch, providing a handy side-by-side comparison
> and excellent lesson in distinguishing the two songs! Just as Ann
> described, the call sounded quite indigo bunting-like. I would say it is
> identical in pitch, not perfectly similar in timbre; and the indigo has the
> doubled "syllables".
>
> Ann had posed the question whether anyone noticed another painted bunting
> / possible female with the one male -- I did not.
>
> If anyone goes, you may want to take a friend; the area is isolated.
>
> Many thanks to Ann and Pam for thoughtful contributions to the C-birds
> listserv that resulted in this life bird for me today. Little thought I at
> Mid-Pines Rd this morning that 50 bobolinks would be the *second* best
> sight of the day!
>
> Betsy Kane
> Raleigh
>
>
>
> On Sunday, May 14, 2017, Betsy Kane <oldurbanist...>
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<oldurbanist...>');>> wrote:
>
>> PAAAAIIINTEEEEEEED BUUUUUNTIIIIIINGGGG
>>
>> In Wilson, N.C.
>> Betsy Kane
>>
>> Will post coherent details after I get up off the ground.
>>
>>

 

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Date: 5/14/17 7:28 pm
From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Painted Bunting in Wilson
Make painted bunting, Wilson Educational Forest, NW side of Wilson, N.C.,
... continuing as reported in April this year, and in previous summers, by
Ann Brice.

When Pam Diamond heard this morning that I would be in Wilson later today,
she kindly drew my attention to Ann Brice's several previous reports on
this listserv concerning the painted bunting at Wilson Educational Forest.

Thus did I find myself this mid-afternoon in a most tantalizing situation
there, wherein I heard *a* bunting-like call series about once every 30
minutes (usually right when I was finally deciding to go home, and
determined to be content with a summer tanager, blue-gray gnatcatchers, and
a Cooper-ish hawk). The closest I got in two hours to this very cagey and
reluctant caller was to see a small, dark buntingish silhouette sail far
away in the manner of an indigo ...

As I hung on, slowly sunburning, the late afternoon increase in bird
activity finally brought a steady series of buntingish calls in the area
behind the posted educational signs for "loblolly" and "beech," and I was
able to locate the bird by sight at long last.

Just as Ann described, it sang from all these locations at various times:
the oaks in the field behind the school; the gnarly pine tree between the
power poles; and the oldfield with scattered small successional trees.

Not long after I had the painted in view, an indigo bunting began calling
from a tree on the next patch, providing a handy side-by-side comparison
and excellent lesson in distinguishing the two songs! Just as Ann
described, the call sounded quite indigo bunting-like. I would say it is
identical in pitch, not perfectly similar in timbre; and the indigo has the
doubled "syllables".

Ann had posed the question whether anyone noticed another painted bunting /
possible female with the one male -- I did not.

If anyone goes, you may want to take a friend; the area is isolated.

Many thanks to Ann and Pam for thoughtful contributions to the C-birds
listserv that resulted in this life bird for me today. Little thought I at
Mid-Pines Rd this morning that 50 bobolinks would be the *second* best
sight of the day!

Betsy Kane
Raleigh



On Sunday, May 14, 2017, Betsy Kane <oldurbanist...> wrote:

> PAAAAIIINTEEEEEEED BUUUUUNTIIIIIINGGGG
>
> In Wilson, N.C.
> Betsy Kane
>
> Will post coherent details after I get up off the ground.
>
>

 

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Date: 5/14/17 7:26 pm
From: Kevin Metcalf (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Nelson's Sparrow, Dickcissel: Mecklenburg Co. NC
Refound the male Dickcissel at the McDowell Nature Preserve prairie
restoration site that Jeff Lemon's found this afternoon, and in the
meantime found a NELSON'S SPARROW (formerly known as Nelson's
Sharp-tailed Sparrow). This attractive little sparrow flushed from the
grass near the gravel road just north of the small pond in the
prairie. It obligingly landed on a branch at the edge of some shrubs
in clear view, staying for a couple of minutes before flying back down
into the grass. I got some blurry but identifiable photos (light was
getting low). If anyone plans to try for these birds tomorrow, please
don't pressure the birds by repeatedly flushing them from the grass.
Be patient and respectful of the birds and other birders. Hopefully
they will stay around for others to see them.
Tried for the re ported Connecticut Warbler with a couple of other
birders (and the original observer) this evening with no luck. The
area was very quiet.
The McDowell Prairie restoration site is reached from Four Horse Road,
off Shopton Road in SW Mecklenburg County, NC. Park near the green
gate (don't block the gate) where the Four Horse Road takes a hard
left turn and turns into Waymart Road. There are also some sections of
wood rail fence next to the gate and some park and rec. signs. Walk
the gravel road for over half a mile, past the small pond that is on
the right (east) side of the trail. Go about 100 ft. past the pond and
you are in the right area. Focus on the grassy area on the left of the
trail. There is no parking area on Shopton Road at the north end of
the prairie.
Kevin MetcalfHuntersville, NC
 

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Date: 5/14/17 5:07 pm
From: Tom Krakauer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird Checklist – Quail Roost, North Carolina – Sun May 14, 2017 – 46 species
It was pointed out to me that if I just want to submit a list of tics on eBird I should enter "x" by each species, that it is far more useful to enter a tally. attached is the revised checklist seen today in n Durham County.

Highlights were the Shrike and a singing orchard oriole.


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S36838602&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=ImQSwXoLQGJpOewXAClljprx7Vlq9fOlFqYdcsn0WL0&s=kVr_h8iAWC5Hs4ClRKFOQ8NUrUrnJlBjVjTTYh-UMrI&e=

Tom Krakauer
Bahama, NC

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Date: 5/14/17 4:51 pm
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Birds@St. Christopher Camp, Seabrook Island
Hi Folks,
Just thought I'd update you on all things feathery here at St. Christopher.
A yellow-billed Cuckoo pair was putting on a great foraging show for me for around 10m today.
Also got my first Am. Redstart of the year.
The Screech Owl chicks (confirmed at least 2) are still in the nest, but yesterday one was gripping the lip of the cavity for all intents and purpose like it was about to jump.
I did a dusk walk along the beach front and confirmed 5 separate Chuck-Will's-Widow territories. We also have at least one pair of Common Nighthawks.
Thousands upon thousands of shorebirds were flying in to roost on Deveaux Bank at sunset. Most looked like Whimbrel.
DNR was boating up Privateer Creek and spotted a STILT SANDPIPER on our mudflats on Wednesday. As far as I know, that is the first documented sighting at St. Christopher and perhaps Seabrook Island... we really don't have great habitat for them. Unfortunately I was not able to relocate it, but I got great views of a Short-billed Dowitcher.
Finally, we are feeding sooo many Painted Buntings that I had to refill my two large caged millet tubes for the second time in two weeks. I took the tubes about 100ft from the bird feeder area to restock and stood them up on the ground while I went to wash the cages out. After two minutes there were two males and three female painted Buntings feeding at the tubes on the ground. Crazy!
Happy Birding everyone,
David

David Gardner
Director of Environmental Education
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center
Seabrook Island, SC



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Date: 5/14/17 3:03 pm
From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject:
PAAAAIIINTEEEEEEED BUUUUUNTIIIIIINGGGG

In Wilson, N.C.
Betsy Kane

Will post coherent details after I get up off the ground.

 

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Date: 5/14/17 1:18 pm
From: Ryan Justice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Decent day in Boone area
Birded today for several hours around Boone. Best birds were Black-billed Cuckoo, a gorgeous male Bay-breasted Warbler, a singing Golden-winged Warbler, American Bittern, Bobolinks, plus Alder and Willow Flycatcher.

Ryan Justice

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Date: 5/14/17 9:44 am
From: Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Spotted Sandpiper....
Had a Spotted Sandpiper at the golf course ponds off Pinehurst Dr. this morning (Chapel Hill); also Osprey, and further down road on Cleland Dr. a Pileated W.


-- Rob Gluck..... Carrboro, NC.....



 

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Date: 5/14/17 9:31 am
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: eBird -- Quail Roost -- May 14, 2017
When you are not attempting to tally individuals, you should mark species
with an "X" rather than a number. It is very misleading to report that you
saw exactly one of each species when that is false. You will probably be
hearing from your friendly ebird reviewer. And actually, although I too
used to think it was too hard to keep count of individuals, it actually
isn't once you start trying.

Kent Fiala

On Sun, May 14, 2017, 11:23 Tom Krakauer <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Lynn Richardson and I went out birding this morning in northern Durham
> County. The big surprise was a loggerhead shrike which had been not been
> seen in Durham County in many years. We were also pleased to se a first
> year female orchard oriole.
>
> Quail Roost
> May 14, 2017
> 11:55 AM
> Traveling
> 5.00 miles
> 160 Minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: We drove along S. Lowell Rd and then into Hill Forest and
> finally through Quail Roost Farm. Mostly "car birding". No attempt made to
> tally individuals
> Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114
>
> 1 Great Blue Heron
> 1 Black Vulture
> 1 Turkey Vulture
> 1 Mourning Dove
> 1 Chimney Swift
> 1 Red-headed Woodpecker
> 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
> 1 Acadian Flycatcher
> 1 Eastern Phoebe
> 1 Great Crested Flycatcher
> 1 Eastern Kingbird
> 1 Loggerhead Shrike -- First sighting in Durham County in many years.
> About 3 miles from Quail Roost Farm where last seen.
> 1 White-eyed Vireo
> 1 Yellow-throated Vireo
> 1 Red-eyed Vireo
> 1 American Crow
> 1 Fish Crow
> 1 Purple Martin
> 1 Tree Swallow
> 1 Barn Swallow
> 1 Carolina Chickadee
> 1 Tufted Titmouse
> 1 White-breasted Nuthatch
> 1 House Wren
> 1 Carolina Wren
> 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> 1 Eastern Bluebird
> 1 Brown Thrasher
> 1 Northern Mockingbird
> 1 European Starling
> 1 Yellow Warbler
> 1 Blackpoll Warbler
> 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
> 1 Eastern Towhee
> 1 Summer Tanager
> 1 Northern Cardinal
> 1 Blue Grosbeak
> 1 Indigo Bunting
> 1 Red-winged Blackbird
> 1 Eastern Meadowlark
> 1 Brown-headed Cowbird
> 1 Orchard Oriole
> 1 House Finch
> 1 American Goldfinch
>
> Number of Taxa: 45
>
> Tom Krakauer
> Bahama, NC
> Sent from my iPad

--

Kent Fiala

 

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Date: 5/14/17 9:23 am
From: Tom Krakauer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird -- Quail Roost -- May 14, 2017
Lynn Richardson and I went out birding this morning in northern Durham County. The big surprise was a loggerhead shrike which had been not been seen in Durham County in many years. We were also pleased to se a first year female orchard oriole.

Quail Roost
May 14, 2017
11:55 AM
Traveling
5.00 miles
160 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: We drove along S. Lowell Rd and then into Hill Forest and finally through Quail Roost Farm. Mostly "car birding". No attempt made to tally individuals
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Great Blue Heron
1 Black Vulture
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
1 Red-headed Woodpecker
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Acadian Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 Loggerhead Shrike -- First sighting in Durham County in many years. About 3 miles from Quail Roost Farm where last seen.
1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 American Crow
1 Fish Crow
1 Purple Martin
1 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 European Starling
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Summer Tanager
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Blue Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Eastern Meadowlark
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Orchard Oriole
1 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 45

Tom Krakauer
Bahama, NC
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Date: 5/14/17 9:08 am
From: Clyde Sorenson <sorenson...>
Subject: Black-necked stilt at Lake Wheeler
All- Among many other great birds, Phil Doerr and I saw and photographed
(poorly) a black-necked stilt at the upper end of Lake Wheeler in Wake
County yesterday. There were also at least three semipalmated plovers there
as well.

We ended up with 84 species in the Yates- Wheeler- Hemlock Bluffs area,
including one really enigmatic Empidonax ("Gnat Master") in the willows at
the creek on Mid-Pines Road. Also hundreds of bobolinks in several
locations.

Take care,

Clyde Sorenson
Clayton and Raleigh, NC

 

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Date: 5/14/17 6:07 am
From: Jeff Click (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Connecticut Warbler - Lake Conestee, Greenville, SC
Just heard and saw a singing Connecticut Warbler in the Forrester Farm area
at Lake Conestee.

Bird was exactly here:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_maps_9LgqrhZCEg12&d=DwIDAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=cmIYWg9e1dNslsl2jYlUGgGQMlPUq3gFGRofzoJCsQg&s=vSWICF8otl8s60Cd_GRo4Vz2rtdp3Xtwz07OMn7Im1Y&e=

Good birding,

Jeff Click
Easley, SC



 

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Date: 5/14/17 6:01 am
From: Tom k (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Shrike in N DURHAM Co
Along s lowell Rd at Hopkins Rd opposite the pond
Tomkrakauer
Bahama, nc


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Date: 5/13/17 12:24 pm
From: Will Cook <cwcook...>
Subject: Warblers dripping from trees today in Chapel Hill NC
Fantastic morning at Mason Farm, perhaps my most fun count there ever,
highlighted by a spring male Wilson's (my first there since 5/14/2000 - why
does that not require details on ebird?) and a Sedge Wren! I was joined by
Tait Chandler and Bill Ward. Here's the full list, which includes details
on exact locations.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S36797812&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=LoOwL_yKYO2M7XmNrsfzTgy8EoRWKRNu9-QQyUqF1i8&s=DeMaFdzw-ROqiuR1WrbTYFnpHfnQSTq03G7fhBR4CBw&e=

Will Cook - Durham NC

 

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Date: 5/13/17 8:57 am
From: Brian B (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Durham county nc Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd. -- May 13, 2017
Decent morning during chapel hill sbc. Off to other areas of count area to find a prairie or b&w for a 20 warbler morning. Everything was singing away, with heavy cloud cover it was an extended dawn chorus! Two nighthawks over wwt plant a nice surprise.


Eagle Spur Rail Trail--Stagecoach Rd.
May 13, 2017
5:45 AM
Traveling
4.00 miles
300 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

3 Wood Duck
3 Double-crested Cormorant
18 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
1 Green Heron
2 Turkey Vulture
3 Osprey
7 Bald Eagle
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
8 Spotted Sandpiper
3 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Barred Owl
32 Chimney Swift
4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Belted Kingfisher
4 Red-headed Woodpecker
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
3 Pileated Woodpecker
5 Eastern Wood-Pewee
13 Acadian Flycatcher
6 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
3 Yellow-throated Vireo
21 Red-eyed Vireo
7 Blue Jay
16 American Crow
5 Fish Crow
140 Northern Rough-winged Swallow -- Massive feeding flocks of swallows over jordan lake
4 Purple Martin
2 Tree Swallow
67 Barn Swallow
2 Cliff Swallow
8 Carolina Chickadee
28 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Brown-headed Nuthatch
14 Carolina Wren
19 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Veery
3 Swainson's Thrush
3 Wood Thrush
2 Gray Catbird
10 Ovenbird
1 Worm-eating Warbler
5 Louisiana Waterthrush
3 Northern Waterthrush
11 Prothonotary Warbler
5 Kentucky Warbler
14 Common Yellowthroat
2 Hooded Warbler
9 American Redstart
10 Northern Parula
1 Blackburnian Warbler
2 Yellow Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Blackpoll Warbler
4 Black-throated Blue Warbler
8 Pine Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Yellow-throated Warbler
2 Yellow-breasted Chat
1 Chipping Sparrow
4 Eastern Towhee
7 Summer Tanager
1 Scarlet Tanager
17 Northern Cardinal
1 Blue Grosbeak
8 Indigo Bunting
2 Red-winged Blackbird
7 Common Grackle
7 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Orchard Oriole
9 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 76


Brian Bockhahn
Durham NC
 

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Date: 5/13/17 8:30 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mourning Warbler in Watauga Co, NC
Birders,

I had a nice singing male Mourning Warbler on my walk around the farm this morning. This is about my 6th record for the property but my first spring record. A pleasant surprise!

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 5/12/17 6:19 pm
From: Alan Gamache <bird...>
Subject: Kentucky Warbler / Croatan N.F.
Late this morning, I was out birding a small patch along County Line Road (near Mill Branch Rd.).
The highlight bird was a male Kentucky Warbler, along with eighteen other species of warblers and etc..

Al Gamache
New Bern, NC
 

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Date: 5/12/17 5:47 pm
From: Henry Wilkinson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Song Sparrow feeding immature Brown-headed Cowbird
This is the first year I've had Brown-headed Cowbirds at my feeders,
probably because I've added millet to one of my feeders.

And while researching the new arrivals, I read how they frequently add
their eggs to other bird's nests for them to raise (parasitic behavior). I
assume that's what
has happened here!

Henry Wilkinson
Ardmore Manor, Winston-Salem, NC

 

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Date: 5/12/17 3:51 pm
From: Clyde Sorenson <sorenson...>
Subject: Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
The Bt (Bt israelensis) used in mosquito dunks, etc. is toxic only to
flies like mosquitoes and blackflies; it has no activity against leps. The
lep active strains have no activity against flies. There are also strains
that are active only against certain beetles. Your dunk formulations pose
no risk to any leps except for the caterpillars that inadvertently drown in
your bird bath- and in that case, it is the inherent toxicity of water
administered through a respiratory route that is the culprit...

Clyde Sorenson
Clayton and Raleigh, NC

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 4:41 PM, Nate Dias <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> BT used as I mentioned would only harm Lepidoptera that went
> swimming/diving in your birdbath.
>
> Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
>
> On Friday, May 12, 2017, Fuz Sanderson <fuz.sanderson...> wrote:
>
>> I understand that BT will harm lepidopterans also. I simply change
>> water frequently.
>>
>>
>>
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.piedmontearthskillsgathering.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=hPAtLRCq0uBxGZGLT4fYRdeL3z3VG8iRoM0_6-9La3Y&s=CtrFKEVBSapUFe-d9Aj0uHj9Uqq9vQWuJDBdIvzZvwg&e=
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.piedmontearthskillsgathering.com_&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=1fmA2Lboaal1g7PIhHMj5DUXHCMLPHBtXh_TVY2Cn4U&s=CSkGZy-nXhXvJvzHsVb57xHFaN8_qBRa_N2oNcK1jyk&e=>
>>
>>
>> "With learning a skill comes self-confidence, and with that self
>> confidence we become a more fully alive human being"
>> - Darry Wood
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 3:09 PM, Nate Dias <carolinabirds...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> BT - Bacillus thuringiensis - is a good mosquito larvae control when
>>> combined with a carrier. Mosquito larvae nibble on it and then die
>>> before they emerge.
>>>
>>> It is available from most garden centers and some hardware stores as
>>> "Mosquito Bits" and "Mosquito Dunks". I have found "bits" to be
>>> more effective and less wasteful.
>>>
>>> They work great for nontoxic mosquito larvae control in ornamental
>>> ponds, residential ditches, bird baths, etc.
>>>
>>> Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...>
>>> wrote:
>>> > I currently have two bird baths in my yard. One has a device to keep
>>> the
>>> > water moving around and discourages mosquito breeding. The other has
>>> a deep
>>> > concrete bowl which holds standing water. Does anyone know of a bird-
>>> &
>>> > animal-friendly tablet or liquid that discourages mosquito from laying
>>> its
>>> > eggs or kills the larvae? I want to use the bath, but may have to
>>> cover it
>>> > up rather than leave water standing too long in Charleston heat.
>>> >
>>> > Thank you in advance for your ideas.
>>> >
>>> > Frank Hamilton
>>>
>>
>>

 

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Date: 5/12/17 3:12 pm
From: <eric...>
Subject: Mecklenburg County sites
Kudos to the Mecklenburg Co. Parks folks for the management in place at
Cowan's Ford Wildlife Refuge. The prairie warblers, yellow-breasted
chats, and blue grosbeaks were nice to see.

Still lots of birds coming through Latta Park - magnolia warbler,
blackpoll warblers, chestnut-sided warblers, scarlet tanagers,
swainson's thrushes and perhaps one of my old barred owl friends from
the graduate research days of yesteryear. Oh, and a boatload of american
redstarts

At McAlpine/Four Mile Creek Greenway, we enjoyed prothonotaries, and a
surprise nighthawk

Eric Harrold

Hays, NC
 

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Date: 5/12/17 3:00 pm
From: John Fussell <jofuss...>
Subject: Whimbrels at Rachel Carson Reserve, NC
I conducted a shorebird survey (NC-ISS-13) at the Rachel Carson Reserve
(Beaufort Inlet) this morning. Some of my counts were 506 Semipalmated
Plovers, 123 Whimbrels, 700 Dunlins, 750 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 843
Short-billed Dowitchers.

A non-shorebird observation was a single Gull-billed Tern. I remember when
that species used to be common in the area: plucking up fiddler crabs on
the flats, plucking up Emerita in the surf, and hawking for lizards and such
on dry land.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC


 

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Date: 5/12/17 2:26 pm
From: Edith Tatum (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Yard bird 97
I was adding a little water to my bird pool when a very drab thrush appeared! Very light freckling on its breast! A VEERY!
My heart is still pounding!
Edith Tatum
Durham, NC

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Date: 5/12/17 2:00 pm
From: Doug (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: White-winged Dove (Oak Island, NC)
Re-spotted at 4:30 flew east. Also 2 Eurasian Collared Doves at same location.

Sent from my iPhone

On May 12, 2017, at 2:22 PM, "Thomas McNeil" (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> 12 May 2017
> Brunswick Co., NC
> Oak Island
>
> Currently (2:20pm), there is a White-winged Dove at the intersection of West Dolphin Drive and 7th Place West on Oak Island. The bird is actively calling.
>
> Thomas S. McNeil
> Cathryn L. McNeil
> Elizabethton, TN
>
 

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Date: 5/12/17 1:47 pm
From: <wforsythe...>
Subject: Jackson Park this AM
Folks,

A pretty slow, overcast morning in Jackson Park, as many mornings
have been this spring. While birding with Ron Selvey and Hal from
Raleigh, we had one small flock that appeared about 5 feet off the
ground for about 2-3 minutes. The flock consisted of Black-billed
Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and a Swainson's Thrush. A slow day
definitely improved quickly.

Wayne
 

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Date: 5/12/17 1:42 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
BT used as I mentioned would only harm Lepidoptera that went
swimming/diving in your birdbath.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC

On Friday, May 12, 2017, Fuz Sanderson <fuz.sanderson...> wrote:

> I understand that BT will harm lepidopterans also. I simply change water
> frequently.
>
>
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.piedmontearthskillsgathering.com_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=1fmA2Lboaal1g7PIhHMj5DUXHCMLPHBtXh_TVY2Cn4U&s=CSkGZy-nXhXvJvzHsVb57xHFaN8_qBRa_N2oNcK1jyk&e=
>
>
> "With learning a skill comes self-confidence, and with that self
> confidence we become a more fully alive human being"
> - Darry Wood
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 3:09 PM, Nate Dias <carolinabirds...>
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<carolinabirds...>');>> wrote:
>
>> BT - Bacillus thuringiensis - is a good mosquito larvae control when
>> combined with a carrier. Mosquito larvae nibble on it and then die
>> before they emerge.
>>
>> It is available from most garden centers and some hardware stores as
>> "Mosquito Bits" and "Mosquito Dunks". I have found "bits" to be
>> more effective and less wasteful.
>>
>> They work great for nontoxic mosquito larvae control in ornamental
>> ponds, residential ditches, bird baths, etc.
>>
>> Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
>>
>> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...>
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<fhamil06...>');>> wrote:
>> > I currently have two bird baths in my yard. One has a device to keep
>> the
>> > water moving around and discourages mosquito breeding. The other has a
>> deep
>> > concrete bowl which holds standing water. Does anyone know of a bird- &
>> > animal-friendly tablet or liquid that discourages mosquito from laying
>> its
>> > eggs or kills the larvae? I want to use the bath, but may have to
>> cover it
>> > up rather than leave water standing too long in Charleston heat.
>> >
>> > Thank you in advance for your ideas.
>> >
>> > Frank Hamilton
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/12/17 12:42 pm
From: Ann Truesdale (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
Dump and refill twice a week works well, and gives the birds fresh water.

I use BT "Dunks" in my rainwater barrels. They do work.


Ann Truesdale
<anntrue...>

On 5/12/2017 3:09 PM, Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
> BT - Bacillus thuringiensis - is a good mosquito larvae control when
> combined with a carrier. Mosquito larvae nibble on it and then die
> before they emerge.
>
> It is available from most garden centers and some hardware stores as
> "Mosquito Bits" and "Mosquito Dunks". I have found "bits" to be
> more effective and less wasteful.
>
> They work great for nontoxic mosquito larvae control in ornamental
> ponds, residential ditches, bird baths, etc.
>
> Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
>
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...> wrote:
>> I currently have two bird baths in my yard. One has a device to keep the
>> water moving around and discourages mosquito breeding. The other has a deep
>> concrete bowl which holds standing water. Does anyone know of a bird- &
>> animal-friendly tablet or liquid that discourages mosquito from laying its
>> eggs or kills the larvae? I want to use the bath, but may have to cover it
>> up rather than leave water standing too long in Charleston heat.
>>
>> Thank you in advance for your ideas.
>>
>> Frank Hamilton
>
 

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Date: 5/12/17 12:33 pm
From: Fuz Sanderson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
I understand that BT will harm lepidopterans also. I simply change water
frequently.



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On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 3:09 PM, Nate Dias <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> BT - Bacillus thuringiensis - is a good mosquito larvae control when
> combined with a carrier. Mosquito larvae nibble on it and then die
> before they emerge.
>
> It is available from most garden centers and some hardware stores as
> "Mosquito Bits" and "Mosquito Dunks". I have found "bits" to be
> more effective and less wasteful.
>
> They work great for nontoxic mosquito larvae control in ornamental
> ponds, residential ditches, bird baths, etc.
>
> Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
>
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...>
> wrote:
> > I currently have two bird baths in my yard. One has a device to keep the
> > water moving around and discourages mosquito breeding. The other has a
> deep
> > concrete bowl which holds standing water. Does anyone know of a bird- &
> > animal-friendly tablet or liquid that discourages mosquito from laying
> its
> > eggs or kills the larvae? I want to use the bath, but may have to cover
> it
> > up rather than leave water standing too long in Charleston heat.
> >
> > Thank you in advance for your ideas.
> >
> > Frank Hamilton
>

 

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Date: 5/12/17 12:09 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mosquitos in bird bath water
BT - Bacillus thuringiensis - is a good mosquito larvae control when
combined with a carrier. Mosquito larvae nibble on it and then die
before they emerge.

It is available from most garden centers and some hardware stores as
"Mosquito Bits" and "Mosquito Dunks". I have found "bits" to be
more effective and less wasteful.

They work great for nontoxic mosquito larvae control in ornamental
ponds, residential ditches, bird baths, etc.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...> wrote:
> I currently have two bird baths in my yard. One has a device to keep the
> water moving around and discourages mosquito breeding. The other has a deep
> concrete bowl which holds standing water. Does anyone know of a bird- &
> animal-friendly tablet or liquid that discourages mosquito from laying its
> eggs or kills the larvae? I want to use the bath, but may have to cover it
> up rather than leave water standing too long in Charleston heat.
>
> Thank you in advance for your ideas.
>
> Frank Hamilton
 

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Date: 5/12/17 11:59 am
From: Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...>
Subject: Mosquitos in bird bath water
I currently have two bird baths in my yard.  One has a device to keep the water moving around and discourages mosquito breeding.  The other has a deep concrete bowl which holds standing water.  Does anyone know of a bird- & animal-friendly tablet or liquid that discourages mosquito from laying its eggs or kills the larvae?  I want to use the bath, but may have to cover it up rather than leave water standing too long in Charleston heat.
Thank you in advance for your ideas. Frank Hamilton
 

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Date: 5/12/17 11:37 am
From: Jeremy Hyman <jhyman...>
Subject: Nelson's sparrow in the Mountains, Jackson County
I found a Nelson's Sparrow this morning (5/12/2017) along Cullowhee Creek on the campus of Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, Jackson County, NC. The bird was along the walking trail that runs along the creek, just downstream of the golf driving range, at the approximate coordinates (35.313743, -83.187218). The bird flushed from tall grass and sat in bushes along the creek.

-Jeremy

Jeremy Hyman
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
115 Natural Sciences Building
Western Carolina University
828 227 3657


 

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Date: 5/12/17 11:22 am
From: Thomas McNeil (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: White-winged Dove (Oak Island, NC)
12 May 2017
Brunswick Co., NC
Oak Island

Currently (2:20pm), there is a White-winged Dove at the intersection of West Dolphin Drive and 7th Place West on Oak Island. The bird is actively calling.

Thomas S. McNeil
Cathryn L. McNeil
Elizabethton, TN

 

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Date: 5/12/17 9:14 am
From: toadshade <toadshade...>
Subject: Bobolinks in Lower Richland
I saw a small flock (20-30) of Bobolinks this morning in the field behind the Walgreen’s on Garner’s Ferry.

James Wilson
Lower Richland
Columbia, SC
 

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Date: 5/12/17 8:18 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Yard Birding - This morning
Had a great morning with the Dotson family in my yard from7:30-10:30 and we saw some good stuff. Highlights below:

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (2 males)
BT BLUE WARBLER
Northern Parula
Pine Warbler
Ovenbird
American Redstart
Cedar Waxwing
Rose - breasted Grosbeak
GC Flycatcher
Summer Tanager
Pileated Woodpecker
Wood Thrush (earlier in morning)
Brown Thrasher
Gray Catbird

and a few other things....

Under these weather conditions, I thought we did well!

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/12/17 8:13 am
From: andrew thornton (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: American Wigeon and Bank Swallows, High Point
This morning I had very little time to bird, but I managed a quick stop at
Oak Hollow Lake in High Point. Swallows are still in decent numbers here,
including 3 Bank Swallows, my personal latest records for NC, as well as a
surprise late American Wigeon. This is a pretty neat place to visit, it
seems to have different birds everyday. Full ebird list here, to which
I'll add photos late tonight:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S36756835&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=njgUMPasUgQPbi1EVVY_0JRX8mnjLfTRdw9n5EiJMmA&s=NVa10MaJV6r2rAO7SBugMuL2gR4do6q_H428tjMSkU4&e=

Andrew Thornton
Julian, NC

 

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Date: 5/12/17 6:37 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Blackpoll Warblers
Looking at two beautiful males in the same binocular field . Wow!
Front yard in a poplar tree.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/12/17 6:18 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo in Watauga County, NC--update
Birders,

Last week (3 May), I reported a calling cuckoo at my farm in northern Watauga Co. I heard what I presume to have been the same bird calling from the same general location on 2 subsequent days--4-5 May.

I have been out of town and unable to check to see if it was still around until this morning. I'm excited to report it is plus there is a second non-calling bird, presumably a female, also present! I confirmed both visually a few minutes ago. I plan to check on them daily with the hope of course that I will see some indication of nesting. The fact that the calling bird has been present in the same location for over a week and now has been joined by a second bird gives me great hope!

Stay tuned!

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 5/11/17 5:49 pm
From: John Fussell <jofuss...>
Subject: Re: Micou Browne has passed away
Micou and I were both alumni of John Thompson's cabin at Harkers Island, not
far from Shell Point. Thompson's cabin (which leaked like a sieve in a
heavy rain) was the headquarters for some early North Carolina expeditions
to band pelicans, gulls, terns, and skimmers. This was in the early
1960's--my guess is that I first met Micou at the cabin in 1963. For us
kids, it was a really big deal to go on these banding trips, and to be in
the field with and learn from men whose names were actually in a bird book
(the 1959 Birds of North Carolina): Harry Davis, John Grey, John Thompson,
and others. I remember that Thompson had several volumes of Bent's Life
Histories in the cabin, and we boys loved to read those, to further stoke
our youthful enthusiasm.

In recent years I would see Micou once a year, at the annual waterbird
meeting at Hammocks Beach State Park. We enjoyed catching up on things, and
doing some reminiscing about the old days.

Whenever I see a banded Royal or Sandwich tern, I will think of Micou, and
remember some very good times, a long time ago.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC


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Subject: Micou Browne has passed away


Birders,

I'm very sad to report that Micou Browne of Raleigh passed away Thursday. He
was one of the cadre of master birders that came on the birding scene back
in the late '60's in the Raleigh area. For many years he was associated with
the NC Museum of Natural History and was involved with tern and pelican
banding on the NC coast his entire life.

Micou was an extraordinary individual and a hugely positive influence on
many birders, myself included, in those formative years when birding took
off back in the '70's. A graduate of NC State, he was one of the old guard
of Tom Quay students. I spent many days afield with him on early Christmas
Bird Counts and on Carolina Bird Club outings.

Micou made many contributions to NC ornithology during his long tenure in
the state. He will be sorely missed. A huge loss that words can't describe.

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 5/11/17 3:51 pm
From: Robert Rybczynski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mid Pines Rd addendum - Horned Lark
Somehow I failed to mention in my post earlier today that we had also a Horned Lark on Mid Pines Rd, again in the area of the right angle turn.

Good birding!
Bob Rybczynski
Cary, NC

 

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Date: 5/11/17 2:24 pm
From: Jacob Farmer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mississippi Kites - Anderson Point Park - Wake Co, NC
I just had two adult Mississippi Kites feeding over the Neuse River at
Anderson Point Park. They were viewable on greenway bridge on the south
side of the park.

Regards,

Jacob Farmer
Raleigh, NC

 

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Date: 5/11/17 2:01 pm
From: Peter Perlman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: FOY Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Bolin Creek (Chapel Hill)
Heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo calling on the Bolin Creek Greenway this
morning. Interesting to see we're expecting rain early evening today.
Happy Birding!

Peter Perlman
Chapel Hill

 

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Date: 5/11/17 10:05 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Update of the Mammals of North Carolina website
I know a lot of you folks also observe mammals, and many of you add records
to the Mammals of North Carolina website. I have edited species accounts
sporadically during the year(s) as new records alter the distribution, etc.

After several years, Tom Howard and I have packaged the species accounts
into the Second Approximation PDF. You can find this by clicking on the
appropriate green tab on the left margin:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpr.ncparks.gov_mammals_accounts.php&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=d-8H15t1LpvZBD8x0lnaJb-vvFXsl6ILK7uwKZrQYhY&s=09sGpCJZT--vxuAojk9NfXmLr3Ku4Q6CzDKojCuJ_54&e=

Two additional species, both cetaceans, have been added to the previous
account, and there are -- by our count -- 122 mammal species in NC
(counting Red Wolf and Gray Wolf as the same species, in accordance with
the Mammals of the World website).

It likely will be several years before we create a Third Approximation.
Enjoy the website and the PDF.

Harry LeGrand
Tom Howard

 

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Date: 5/11/17 9:18 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mid Pines Rd birds
To Bob's note I will add another Grasshopper Sparrow singing along the back
side of Inwood Road, along with a few dozen more Bobolinks in the grain
fields inside the bend of Inwood, as well as some at Mid-Pines. I have
failed on the Loggerhead Shrike for the past few trips, so it may well have
moved on, failing to find a mate. As expected, the Mississippi Kite from a
few days ago was gone.

I did hear a Blackpoll Warbler singing at Yates Pond and a Northern
Waterthrush singing at the creek along Mid-Pines, along with some migrant
Eastern Kingbirds along various roads in the area.

Another notable trend in the farm fields, in addition to the increasing
numbers of Song Sparrows and Tree Swallows, are increasing numbers of Fish
Crows. Normally, Fish Crows stay away from farm fields and stay more in the
city, in towns, and somewhat wooded areas. Now, they are flying and calling
over the pastures in the farm fields, and I've had 10 or more for several
trips now. This is not a good trend, as they are notorious nest robbers.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 10:21 AM, Robert Rybczynski <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> Rick Payne and I spent some time this morning birding Mid Pines Rd (Wake
> Co., NC) and vicinity. We had 3 Grasshopper Sparrows in the area of the
> right angle turn, 2 singing and a third seen on a fence wire, giving a call
> note. Also in the same general area, about 30 Bobolinks and a single
> Savannah Sparrow. A quick drive through Inwood Dr and Chi Rd areas did not
> yield a shrike but we did have a Grasshopper Sparrow singing on Chi Rd. and
> Tree Swallows at Yates Mill Park and on Chi Rd.
>
> Good birding!
> Bob Rybczynski
> Cary, NC
>
>

 

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Date: 5/11/17 8:27 am
From: Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...>
Subject: FOS Mississippi Kites
Sighted two kites flying overhead Tuesday.  We know they were here as early as last Friday because my wife was out walking and heard their distinctive whistle call.  In past years we've had two birds frequenting tall trees on our street and calling to each other.  More were seen circling over our neighborhood and the road that runs in front of our development. Frank HamiltonCharleston, SC

 

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Date: 5/11/17 7:39 am
From: Janet & Richard Paulette (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: High Country Audubon
High Country Audubon will meet on Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Holiday Inn Express in Boone. Amy Renfranz, Director of Education and
Natural Resources with the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship
Foundation, will present the program,“I Never Finished Walden and
Other Confessions of an English Major Naturalist.” All activities
are free and open to the public. Visit www.highcountryaudubon.org for
additional information.

Janet Paulette
Deep Gap, NC


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Date: 5/11/17 7:28 am
From: Pam Diamond (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: birding magic in Cary
I'm not sure what is happening but I think some of Brian P's birding magic
is rubbing off on me. Yesterday I saw a northern parula, american redstart
and black and white warbler in a natural area near my home. Today, for the
first time ever, I had a rose breasted grosbeak on my suet and a great
crested flycatcher landed in my japanese maple. I'm elated!

Pam Diamond
Cary, NC

 

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Date: 5/11/17 7:24 am
From: Robert Rybczynski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mid Pines Rd birds
Rick Payne and I spent some time this morning birding Mid Pines Rd (Wake Co., NC) and vicinity. We had 3 Grasshopper Sparrows in the area of the right angle turn, 2 singing and a third seen on a fence wire, giving a call note. Also in the same general area, about 30 Bobolinks and a single Savannah Sparrow. A quick drive through Inwood Dr and Chi Rd areas did not yield a shrike but we did have a Grasshopper Sparrow singing on Chi Rd. and Tree Swallows at Yates Mill Park and on Chi Rd.

Good birding!
Bob Rybczynski
Cary, NC

 

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Date: 5/10/17 3:23 pm
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Blackpoll Warbler!!!
I gots me one!!!! Front yard in a poplar !!!!!

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/10/17 2:52 pm
From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Blackpoll
Heard the blackpoll warbler this morning as I was leaving for work, in
central Raleigh.

Had a redstart and an ovenbird last Thursday, May 4. Ovenbird is hanging
out.

Betsy Kane

 

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Date: 5/10/17 12:25 pm
From: andrew thornton (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: 21 warblers + Warbling Vireos, Greensboro
This morning we finally had a good influx of migrants in Greensboro. I
finished my morning with 21 species of warblers, the best of which was
probably a Canada, with lots of Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, and
American Redstarts, with a few Magnolias as well. Even more interesting,
though, is an apparent influx of Warbling Vireos, which I had singing in
three different spots this morning. Warbling Vireo has always been a
little difficult to get in Guilford County, with most records coming from
the PTI airport Marriott hotel. I did have one singing bird there, and
then another on the much birded Howerton Road, and another on Tickle Road.

Henry Link and I also had our first of year Willow Flycatcher singing at
the pond across from Honda Aircraft on Ballinger Rd.

Andrew Thornton
Julian, NC

 

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Date: 5/10/17 12:04 pm
From: Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: BOBOLINK at Joyner Park, Wake Forest, Wake County, NC on May 10 2017
BOBOLINK at Joyner Park, Wake Forest, Wake County, NC on May 10 2017.
Wake Audubon Society held a birdwalk at the E. Carroll Joyner Park
from 8 to 11:30 am. 3 birders detected 48 species. Best bird: the five
BOBOLINK that landed in a small sapling in the middle of a field just
southwest and uphill from the pond. (The field next to the
utility-pole training area.) We also found a singing male
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, as well as ORCHARD ORIOLE, FIELD SPARROW,
EASTERN MEADOWLARK, BLUE GROSBEAK, INDIGO BUNTING, and eight warbler
species. I wish more birders would visit this wonderful Joyner Park,
which is just ten miles north of the intersection of 540 and Capital
(1).
The checklist can be found on ebird at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S36711077&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=DOvXQ3yDUSKnRlkhsJx-iswQPOZW6JhsGeFkwDQkcyE&s=mUPxCODqYc4bu4vYjJ1pdAJfp6sGta-Dbmc1yhLW924&e=
and the photos are at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.meetup.com_Wake-2DAudubon-2DMeetup_photos_27841429_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=DOvXQ3yDUSKnRlkhsJx-iswQPOZW6JhsGeFkwDQkcyE&s=9jBOsWDyzAd2g22D_nybCXIChj5_zKz8JxF5Gb7MLDk&e=
(Some of these photos will be uploaded to ebird, too.)
Wake Audubon returns to Joyner Park on Sunday May 28 at 8:30 am for a
Wake Audubon Meetup. Maybe we will return sooner (the park is quiet on
weekdays, and the rush-hour traffic is heading south to Raleigh, not
north to Wake Forest)
L Erla Beegle, Raleigh NC
Join us at wakeaudubon.org and
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.meetup.com_Wake-2DAudubon-2DMeetup_events_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=DOvXQ3yDUSKnRlkhsJx-iswQPOZW6JhsGeFkwDQkcyE&s=Yw1IgCEXUxIBW3eFUFArT4Mz9rBhTdb376dLRBWCSks&e=
 

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Date: 5/10/17 10:01 am
From: Jim G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Swainson's Thrush - Outer Banks, NC
While walking through my neighborhood to do my usual bit of plumbing work,
on my day off from the regular 9 to 5, I was excited to hear the wild
upward spiraling song of the Swainson's Thrush!

Not too common on the Outer Banks. Neither was the Wood Thrush I heard
singing in Nags Head Woods two weeks ago.

Thrushes have the coolest songs. I think it's the two sounds as once thing
they got going on.

Have a good time birding!

Jim Gould
Southern Shores, NC

Jim Gould

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Date: 5/10/17 9:29 am
From: David Campbell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad River Greenway, Cleveland County NC
Although we were officially there for a botany hike on Sunday, we had a
Red-Breasted Merganser and Spotted Sandpiper at the wading beach just
downstream from the main parking lot during a rare interval of no wading
humans. Broad-Winged Hawk and plenty of standard woodland passerines as
well.


--
Dr. David Campbell
Assistant Professor, Geology
Department of Natural Sciences
Box 7270
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs NC 28017

 

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Date: 5/10/17 8:43 am
From: Josh Southern (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Spring Migration Peaking in Central NC
I had my best morning so far this spring at Bass Lake in Holly Springs
today. I saw 14 warbler species including Blackpoll Warbler, Chestnut-sided
Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and a beautiful adult male Magnolia
Warbler. The high numbers of Red-eyed Vireos, American Redstarts, and
Northern Parulas were quite impressive as well. There was also both a
Solitary Sandpiper and a Spotted Sandpiper on the small mudflat there. Full
eBird checklist is here:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S36705809&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=F0pRr9E4dxmyIzZh3cS6KP8ipy1EaRxXPlIloR-E6GY&s=e52LEJOrXuHkmE6Q92fD43cudF4xHGZHn3__itUPEpk&e=

Good Birding,
Josh Southern
Holly Springs, NC

 

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Date: 5/10/17 7:13 am
From: Eddie Owens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Warbling Vireo at Lake Crabtree, Wake Co., NC
In trees at first gravel lot. I could not refind it when I left. But it's
probably hanging out nearby.

Eddie Owens
Cary NC

 

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Date: 5/9/17 9:50 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Backyard Birding - This Friday AM
Folks,

I thought I would throw it out there to anybody close to the Raleigh
area.....

I've had a few requests lately, mostly from the Gray-cheeked Thrush
participants,
if I had folks over for other times of the year. Especially during spring
migration.

Well I'm going to be in the yard EARLY Friday morning before heading to
Warbler Road with some of my peeps, and wanted to extend an invitation to
anyone who would be interested. I don't expect a spectacular morning but I
have had a few things in the yard
lately that may interest someone wanting to get out. This migration is
still in full swing, so you never know. (i.e. I had a BT Blue Warbler and
an American Redstart this morning, and the RB Grosbeaks are still eating me
out of house and home.)

I'll have some coffee, and start birding around 6:30am, and go as long as
you want.
I'm not leaving for Virginia until after lunch.

Let me know.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

 

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Date: 5/9/17 9:06 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Purple Gallinule Aiken County, SC
Note also that a PURPLE GALLINULE was photographed by Mark Shields at
Horseshoe Lake (aka Suggs Mill Pond), in Bladen County, NC, on May 7 (see
the CBC Photo Gallery). Has anyone gone to look for this bird yet? Unlike
in SC, where state listers can go to Savannah NWR and pick it up in SC,
there are no reliable spots in NC, now that Orton Plantation has not had
birds for several decades. NOTE: This is a large natural lake, and so
locating the gallinule could be tricky, but at least it is public land with
good access to the southern end of the lake (and you can walk along or
close to some of the shoreline). It's a fun place to go birding, herping,
and botanizing, not to mention looking for butterflies, odonates, and other
critters.

I also note a nice photo of a minimum of 11 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS
photographed yesterday in Pamlico County, NC (on the Photo Gallery).
That's an impressive number of birds for NC.

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Lois Stacey <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> A Purple Gallinule was reported from Brick Pond Park in North Augusta
> yesterday morning by a non-birder photographer. Word got to the birding
> community in the evening. Since I live less than 5 minutes away I drove
> over to try and find the bird. While I was talking to the original finder
> the bird flew out onto the lily pads and wandered around for a while. This
> small city park is built around the stormwater ponds and the oldest ponds
> on the east side of the park are covered in the lilies. Hopefully it will
> remain for a while.
>
> Lois Stacey
> North Augusta, SC
>
> "I am a wildling, born of forests and fields and more comfortable on back
> roads and winding woodland paths than in any place where concrete, asphalt
> and crowds prevail." J. Drew Lanham
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 5/9/17 8:52 am
From: Lois Stacey (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Purple Gallinule Aiken County, SC
A Purple Gallinule was reported from Brick Pond Park in North Augusta yesterday morning by a non-birder photographer. Word got to the birding community in the evening. Since I live less than 5 minutes away I drove over to try and find the bird. While I was talking to the original finder the bird flew out onto the lily pads and wandered around for a while. This small city park is built around the stormwater ponds and the oldest ponds on the east side of the park are covered in the lilies. Hopefully it will remain for a while.

Lois Stacey
North Augusta, SC

"I am a wildling, born of forests and fields and more comfortable on back roads and winding woodland paths than in any place where concrete, asphalt and crowds prevail." J. Drew Lanham

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Date: 5/8/17 4:53 pm
From: Charlotte Goedsche <goedsche...>
Subject: Cerulean Nest--New Development
Hi, Birders.

The Cerulean Warbler nest on the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of
Asheville, about one-tenth mile south of Lane Pinnacle Overlook, seemed
this morning not to have progressed since I saw it last on Friday. I heard
the nest male this morning, who has a four-part song, different from the
usual three- or two-part song of almost all Ceruleans. He was singing
upslope this morning, although I have often heard singing downslope, too,
on previous occasions. I was about to leave when Derb Carter drove up. We
looked at the nest a bit and all of a sudden he said "She's on the nest!"

We then watched the female leave the nest with a yellowish or greenish
maybe three-inch long fiber or catkin in her bill.She flew over the road
aiming south, and Derb saw her disappear in a large tree that is on a ridge
upslope from the road. A minute or so later he spotted her at the end of a
branch, where we were able to watch her for a few seconds.

It is possible that the female removed the object in question from her
partially constructed nest to use in a new nest, after the terrible
weather--lots of rain, wind, and low temperatures--induced her to stop
construction of the first nest. Cerulean Warblers do not produce two broods
like Bluebirds do, but they will build a second nest if the first nest
attempt fails. And they have been known to utilize material from the first
nest for their second one. (Waste not, want not. And why bother looking for
nesting material if you know where some is lying around just waiting to be
taken?!)

Anxiously looking forward to tomorrow, and wishing everyone good birding,

Charlotte Goedsche
Weaverville, NC just north of Asheville and just west of the Blue Ridge
Parkway

--
Charlotte L. Goedsche

 

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Date: 5/8/17 8:50 am
From: Paul Taillie (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: late report: some good finds in NC on Saturday
Lucas Bobay, Chris Moorman, Sam Jolly, and myself made a run at the North
Carolina Big Day record on Saturday. With 100 species in the triangle by
10am, we were on a roll. Unfortunately, the weather conditions at the
coast were WINDY, and we missed a bunch of stuff that was around just days
prior (we couldn't even find a coot!!). We ended up with 159 species, far
short of our goal, but had a really great time.

Some species of note:

17 species of warbler including Blackpoll, Black-throated Green, and Cape
May

Lingering Redhead in a ditch along Pamlico rd. at Alligator River NWR

2 Red-necked Phalaropes at North Pond (Pea Island NWR). Even if you've
seen this species before, its worth the trip to check out the breeding
plumage on these individuals. Stunning.

Parasitic Jaeger put on quite a show chasing terns at Coquina Beach

Good Birding,

Paul Taillie, Orange Co. NC

 

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Date: 5/8/17 8:05 am
From: Paul Serridge (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Gunter Rd, Greenville County
A GCBC member confirmed the presence of a male STFL at the Kellett farm on
Gunter Rd on Sunday evening. There is an excellent photo in her ebird
report.

I spent an hour on Gunter Rd this morning but had no luck. Next time.....?

There had been 2 earlier ebird reports of this species at Gunter Rd
recently.
The report on April 29 gave no details whatsoever; a report of a male STFL
around 2 pm yesterday had the wrong location.

Good birding,

Paul Serridge
Greenville, SC

 

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Date: 5/8/17 7:31 am
From: Gilbert Grant (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Black Scoter and Leatherback Turtle off North Topsail Beach, NC
A female Black Scoter was just now swimming about 50 meters offshore of North Topsail Beach, Onslow County , NC. This is somewhat unrelated to birds but there is at least one, perhaps two, Leatherback Turtle(s) about 150-300 meters offshore and slowly moving southward. They appear to be feeding on cannonball jellyfish (Stomolophus meleagris). When at the surface I could see the ridged black carapace and black head. The shell appears to be 5-6 feet long. Back in the late 1990's we did aerial surveys for them here(published a paper in Herp Review back then). Most move North this time of year. For those interested it might be worth spending a couple of hours today at the end of one of our fishing piers between Atlantic Beach and Wrightsville. Always exciting to see these!!

Gilbert S. Grant
Sneads Ferry, NC

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Date: 5/7/17 5:33 pm
From: TRISTA NEALON (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject:
set digest

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Date: 5/7/17 5:25 pm
From: Irvin Pitts <pittsjam...>
Subject: Migrant activity in Lexington County, SC
Hello,
This morning (May 7), I found a small but nice collection of wood warblers in my front yard water oak which included three Blackpoll Warblers (two males and a female), two Yellow Warblers and an adult male American Redstart. Thats not too unusual I suppose but I was pleased to have these as yard birds so thought I would share. I've seen good numbers of Blackpolls this Spring in the SC Midlands but thrushes have been difficult to find. Hopefully, I'll see some this weekend at the Blue Wall Festival.

Irvin Pitts
Lexington, SC
 

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Date: 5/7/17 3:18 pm
From: Marcus Simpson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Catesby original watercolors exhibition and events in Charleston
Carolina birders interested in early American natural history art and
publications should consider an upcoming exhibit on Mark Catesby at the
Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. Catesby's *Natural History of Carolina,
Florida and the Bahama Islands* (1729-1747)*,* published in installments or
fascicles, is regarded as the first major work on botanical and animal life
of North America. Catesby's original watercolor drawings, used to create
the plates for his *Natural History*, were purchased by King George III in
1768 and are housed in the climate controlled Print Room at Windsor Castle,
except when on exhibition. *Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in
the Carolinas* includes the first showing of Catesby originals in
Charleston, and only the second time that selections of his watercolors
have been on view in the United States. The exhibition features 44
paintings on loan from Queen Elizabeth II from the British Royal
Collection. This is an opportunity to see some of the most important
natural history art originals from the American colonial period.

The exhibit opens May 12th and continues through 24 September. On Saturday
May 13th a symposium on "The World of Mark Catesby" at the Gibbes Museum
will include presentations by Leslie Overstreet and Henrietta McBurney,
authors of chapters in the recently published work *The Curious Mister
Catesby *(ed. Nelson and Elliott, U Georgia Press, 2015).

For more details visit the Gibbes Museum of Art web page.

Digitized copies of Catesby's* Natural History* can be downloaded as pdfs
from the internet and browsed at your leisure by accessing the Biodiversity
Heritage Library. The BDHL site is an important and valuable resource, as
it contains an extraordinary number of digitized volumes available at no
charge and including many very rare and important works in natural history
dating back to the Renaissance.

Mark

Marcus B. Simpson, Jr.
Hendersonville, NC

 

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Date: 5/7/17 2:49 pm
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
One first year male and an adult male on my platform feeder right now.
What a great way to end the day!

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/7/17 2:21 pm
From: Tom Krakauer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Eagle nest still visible
The Eagle Nest at Jordan Lake that I posted earlier this year is still active

One adult and 2 very active juveniles.

After the craziness and the shooting I won't post directions. If you want directions send me an email.

Tom Krakauer
Bahama, NC


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Date: 5/7/17 1:56 pm
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Down East Birding
On an absolute gorgeous early May day I ventured down to Wayne County and eventually Croatan to seek out a few year birds.
The first target was the SWAINSON'S WARBLER and I got stunning perched looks at the boat ramp on Richardson Bridge Rd. In Wayne County. I found the bird in less than 5 minutes and then heard and easily located an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER. There were at least three at this location. I also heard my first YB CUCKOO of the spring, but I couldn't get him in.
Next the Croatan was the place for the RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER and BACMAN'S SPARROW. Both were incredibly easy today with three woodpeckers in one area and two sparrows. The woodpeckers put on a show around a couple of nesting trees. I also picked up my FOS EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE which literally was only ten feet above me in a small pine just singing away.
I got all my target birds on this incredible day. I can't remember a May Croatan trip with temps never reaching 70 in the afternoon!

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/7/17 12:53 pm
From: David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad winged Hawk on Holly Shelter Rd.
I looked for the warblers that Sam, Jamie and Sherry had on Holly Shelter Rd.  The only warblers  I had were Prothonotary and Yellow throated. It was the middle of the afternoon. Warblers are not singing much at mid day.  No Swainson's, but I did have a Broad winged Hawk. This is only about 2 miles away from Island Creek Dr. as the Broad w. Hawk flies. This could be the same bird I had in our neighborhood on April 16th.Dave WeesnerWilmington, NC
 

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Date: 5/7/17 11:23 am
From: \kathy <khart123...>\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Backyard in Moncks Corner,SC
I had a female/immature painted bunting at my feeder( hopefully nesting nearby, second time seen at feeder) and a quick visit by a beautiful yellow warbler(first time seen in my backyard).
Kathy Hart
Moncks Corner, SC

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Date: 5/7/17 8:29 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Micou Browne has passed away
Below is the obituary for Micou "Mike" Browne, printed this morning in the
Raleigh News & Observer.

When my brother Edmund and I were still in high school or junior high
school, we usually birded with Mike, along with friends Darryl Moffett and
Dale Lewis, to local Wake County sites such as Lake Wheeler. (Our fathers
usually did the driving for us.) Mike's name can be found on many Chat
Briefs for the Files and probably General Field Notes way back in the
1960's and 1970's.

Though he spent his adult years working as an entomologist, each summer he
teamed with John Weske and a few others to band chicks of Brown Pelicans,
Royal Terns, and Sandwich Terns on a number of NC coastal islands. In
fact, his obituary photo in the News & Observer shows him holding a Brown
Pelican! I would see Micou nearly annually at the Colonial Waterbird
meeting at Hammocks Beach State Park. Sadly, I missed the last meeting
this March, and so I didn't get to see him in 2017.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh


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

Micou Metcalf Browne

Raleigh

Loving husband, brother and friend, Micou Metcalf Browne passed away
Thursday, May 4, 2017. He was born on December 8, 1950 in Raleigh. He was
the son of Micou Farrar Browne and Katherine Metcalf Browne and was
preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are his wife Mary Anne, his sister Martha Luella Browne, his
brother-in-law Lee O. Gregory III, and his many beloved cousins and friends.

Micou worked for many years as an entomologist in the Agricultural Research
Department of NC State University. Following his retirement, he worked as
a tobacco and agricultural consultant. He was instrumental in starting
organic tobacco companies. He attended NCSU where he received his
undergraduate degree in Zoology in 1975 and his M.S. in Entomology in 1980.

He was a naturalist in every sense of the word. He was a volunteer for the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service devoting more than 45 years to leading
groups of bird banders in coastal North Carolina. Micou was active in the
community as a member of the Raleigh Kiwanis Club, Past- President of
Raleigh Executive Club, Adviser for the NCSU Circle K Club, NCSU Friends of
the Library and President of the Triangle Camellia Society.

There will be a service to celebrate Micou's life on Tuesday, May 9th at
1:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church at 112 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh. The
family will receive friends and loved ones following the service in the
Lisa Ham Gathering Space of the church. There will be a private burial
preceding the service at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friends of the Library at
NCSU, Campus Box 7111, Raleigh, NC 27695 or Audubon North Carolina, 400
Silver Cedar Ct., Suite 240, Chapel Hill, 27514.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.
Published in The News & Observer on May 7, 2017


On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 8:22 AM, "J. Merrill Lynch" <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> Birders,
>
> I'm very sad to report that Micou Browne of Raleigh passed away Thursday.
> He was one of the cadre of master birders that came on the birding scene
> back in the late '60's in the Raleigh area. For many years he was
> associated with the NC Museum of Natural History and was involved with tern
> and pelican banding on the NC coast his entire life.
>
> Micou was an extraordinary individual and a hugely positive influence on
> many birders, myself included, in those formative years when birding took
> off back in the '70's. A graduate of NC State, he was one of the old guard
> of Tom Quay students. I spent many days afield with him on early Christmas
> Bird Counts and on Carolina Bird Club outings.
>
> Micou made many contributions to NC ornithology during his long tenure in
> the state. He will be sorely missed. A huge loss that words can't describe.
>
> J. Merrill Lynch
> Conservation Biologist
> Echo Valley Farm
> Watauga County, NC
> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/7/17 7:36 am
From: Elaine Long (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Bobolinks
Heard about the Bobolinks at Cowan's Ford but were fortunate enough to see a flock of about 40 right here in our local patch in Unionville, on Friday, May 5.
Elaine Long


 

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Date: 5/6/17 8:13 pm
From: Roger Moyer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ebird reviewer question
I had z bird today that was not on the list for where I was birding. I did a species search and the bird has been seen within a half mile of where I saw my bird. Why the discrepancy?

Roger Moyer

 

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Date: 5/6/17 5:31 pm
From: Peter Perlman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: New yard bird: White-Eyed Vireo!
So pleased to have our first ever White-Eyed Vireo singing in the backyard this morning.
Happy Birding!
Peter Perlman
Chapel Hill
 

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Date: 5/6/17 2:55 pm
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Yard Goodies This Afternoon
Yellow-throated Vireo
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
American Redstart

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/6/17 12:45 pm
From: Frank Enders (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Weldon boat landing short trip: 1 Cerulean, 4 CLIFF SWALLOWS
Another shocker was when I realized, on returning to the landing with my boat, after I had tried to show my preschool granddaughter the "Rough-winged Swallows foraging just below the boat landing and the houses on the west bank, that at least 4 were Cliff Swallows. Busy as the boating traffic was, what I saw might even have been Cave Swallow (but no!). Must mean this species now has a colony on the I-95 or US 301 bridge.


With the current flooding, motor boats could pass under at least the 301 bridge, but one cannot tell how long the large release of water from the RR dam will continue.


The weather was too cold, the forecast for partial sunlight but more like showers off and on, and I have never seen the river so high here.


The Cerulean was several miles downstream on the west side, heard only twice.



Many species of birds were not singing much--and we went down to Halifax by mistake, missing the usual landmarks, perhaps due to flooding. My son being in the boat made it clear my hearing is not so good.

There were more Wood Duck (10-12 in the first two miles, pairwise) than usual flying around. One Bald Eagle near the sewage outfall seemed very relaxed about the presence of (three) boats quite close, not flying at all. A pair some 2-3 miles farther downstream left when passed.


Frank Enders, Halifax, NC
























































Frank Enders, Halifax, NC

 

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Date: 5/6/17 12:42 pm
From: Christopher Hill <Chill...>
Subject: Re: Shrikes now more visible--Ro Rap theater may be easy for big days
Frank,

Here in Conway, SC (near Myrtle Beach) I saw three fledged shrikes Thursday, quite adult in proportions (nearly full length tails - I had to chase them around for a few minutes to make sure they were youngsters). Still being fed by mom or dad, but out of the nest for a while now, I think. I bet most of the eggs in your area have hatched and the parents are busier and more obvious as you drive by.

Chris Hill
Conway, SC

On May 6, 2017, at 3:29 PM, Frank Enders <carolinabirds...><mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:

Where I thought I had three possible pairs of L. Shrikes, in the last two days I have seen three pairs. A week ago, my chances of seeing a shrike on the "back road to Darlington" (Poplar Branch Road and Ridgecrest Road) were less than 0.2 each trip. Chances last four days are more like 0.5-0.7. each site.

On my way back from Weldon boat landing this morning I drove through the Roanoke Rapids Theater property. I was shocked to think I had seen four there this morning. Scattered throughout. The property has a lot of scattered bushes and trees, mostly up to 5-6' tall, probably a tree every 50 to 150'.
Some years back there were 1 or 2 sites on the northern and nw corners of the property with shrikes, at times, but those made do with scattered tall trees along the edge of the open ground; now the open areas have perching spots "everywhere", and the traffic is so slow that the shrikes are saved from becoming roadkill here.
This would be an easy spot for people on a Big Day to pick up the species, but who knows how the weather or nesting phenology might change the probability of seeing a shrike? I supposed the shrikes near my home are now more visible because the eggs may have hatched, but I am just guessing.






Frank Enders, Halifax, NC


 

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Date: 5/6/17 12:29 pm
From: Frank Enders (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Shrikes now more visible--Ro Rap theater may be easy for big days
Where I thought I had three possible pairs of L. Shrikes, in the last two days I have seen three pairs. A week ago, my chances of seeing a shrike on the "back road to Darlington" (Poplar Branch Road and Ridgecrest Road) were less than 0.2 each trip. Chances last four days are more like 0.5-0.7. each site.


On my way back from Weldon boat landing this morning I drove through the Roanoke Rapids Theater property. I was shocked to think I had seen four there this morning. Scattered throughout. The property has a lot of scattered bushes and trees, mostly up to 5-6' tall, probably a tree every 50 to 150'.

Some years back there were 1 or 2 sites on the northern and nw corners of the property with shrikes, at times, but those made do with scattered tall trees along the edge of the open ground; now the open areas have perching spots "everywhere", and the traffic is so slow that the shrikes are saved from becoming roadkill here.

This would be an easy spot for people on a Big Day to pick up the species, but who knows how the weather or nesting phenology might change the probability of seeing a shrike? I supposed the shrikes near my home are now more visible because the eggs may have hatched, but I am just guessing.






Frank Enders, Halifax, NC

 

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Date: 5/6/17 8:56 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
I am writing once again to ask the birding community for recordings of
Mourning Warbler songs during spring migration. It is an opportunity to
participate in a Citizens Science Project with two specific goals. 1)
Evaluate the use of birdsong as a new tool for studying bird migration. 2)
Determine whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western,
Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their
respective areas of the species’ breeding range. This posting is for year
three of this project. I am making substantial progress and want to thank
everyone who has contributed so far.



All you need to contribute is a smartphone with a voice recording app and
some luck. The web page link below describes the project and how to make
recordings on your Smartphone in more detail (note - I have also been able
to make recordings from videos that birders have sent me).



MOWA song mapper

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.anselm.edu_homepage_jpitocch_ornithology_MOWAmapper_MOWASongmapper.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=4nFgqbEYC6bxhEWelbQttwuQAiptjM0lAnPewsAw9os&s=6Z2jYsVdQHV-D806z99rdpKr3fH1cCpXeGsOLna-8qk&e=



Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this
research.



Audubon Society reporting

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.audubon.org_magazine_spring-2D2017_this-2Dguy-2Dmapping-2Dhow-2Dwarblers-2Dmigrate-2Djust&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=4nFgqbEYC6bxhEWelbQttwuQAiptjM0lAnPewsAw9os&s=vesHeWdkNX_ufNu1U04hjcZAkDHP7hLIZupraXKfuTk&e=



If you manage to get some recordings, please send them to the Mourning
Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu). I would really appreciate your
help and contributions to this Citizens Science Project.



Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Biology Department

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102

 

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Date: 5/6/17 5:22 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Micou Browne has passed away
Birders,

I'm very sad to report that Micou Browne of Raleigh passed away Thursday. He was one of the cadre of master birders that came on the birding scene back in the late '60's in the Raleigh area. For many years he was associated with the NC Museum of Natural History and was involved with tern and pelican banding on the NC coast his entire life.

Micou was an extraordinary individual and a hugely positive influence on many birders, myself included, in those formative years when birding took off back in the '70's. A graduate of NC State, he was one of the old guard of Tom Quay students. I spent many days afield with him on early Christmas Bird Counts and on Carolina Bird Club outings.

Micou made many contributions to NC ornithology during his long tenure in the state. He will be sorely missed. A huge loss that words can't describe.

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 5/5/17 4:01 pm
From: ammaceachren (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Red-necked Phalarope at Pea Island today
We had a very rainy day on the OBX; but from the blind at Pea Island, I
managed to see this migrant Red-necked Phalarope:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_Uh4nhd&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=zFgcxxwGrmyPKbTmMIS00FIy8xIPhXon-CLbJLe8_Sw&s=cgHfLrqBE71uLdqto3P--uBD4vjP3Vja7OIUyoRoe7I&e=

Not a good video due to the gray / rainy conditions. But the behavior
and white throat are clear ... and a bit of color is visible in my still
photos on the ebird list (coloring was more obvious through the scope):

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S36562142&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=zFgcxxwGrmyPKbTmMIS00FIy8xIPhXon-CLbJLe8_Sw&s=hbl90AVpEgDT6EkVOdr2BProbUuL6H07ybXIq1pRNZU&e=


Alan MacEachren
 

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Date: 5/5/17 2:09 pm
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Probable Blackpoll Warbler
Just now I had a warbler pass by the back yard with one flight look, and a very brief side view look while stationary. Flight pattern didn't feel like the Black and White to me because it was extraordinarily fast and sharp. Side view was classic streaky Blackpoll but I got no head view for chickadee appearance.
With the one earlier today here in the piedmont, be on the lookout because they come in bunches here some years. They are typically a few days later, but not by much.
I'll see one at Magee Marsh later this month, but it would have been nice in the yard.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/5/17 10:34 am
From: Josh Southern (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mid-Pines Rd (Wake Co, NC) Update
Late this morning I did my annual stop at Mid-Pines Rd in south Raleigh to
check off Grasshopper Sparrow and Bobolink for the year. I couldn't find
either along Mid-Pines Rd, but DID find both species on Chi Rd. The
Bobolinks, six males and six females, were in the tall grass on the north
side of Chi Rd, not far from its intersection with Lake Wheeler Rd. The
Grasshopper Sparrow was singing from a power-line in that same area, and
another one was singing in a grassy field about 1/4 mile down Inwood Rd. I
also heard the previously reported Horned Lark singing its squeaky
dry-erase-marker-like song on the north side of Mid-Pines Rd, near its
intersection with Lake Wheeler Rd. Thanks to Harry LeGrand for originally
reporting that bird. Also lots of Eastern Kingbirds, Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo
Buntings, Eastern Meadowlarks, etc. Full eBird checklist is here:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S36563569&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=Ex2D2SZ68CVV8gph1iJ4YaZn_k-MeiMzH5DhWprGA24&s=cri7sb7nOqqwXFbWgpIGvUH61buM2ogy5KsXnqNuB6M&e=

Good Birding,
Josh Southern
Holly Springs, NC

 

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Date: 5/5/17 9:34 am
From: Steve <sshultz...>
Subject: Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
Be aware that the Simpson book is dated (believe it's from 1992) so habitats have changed, etc.

Info on what TYPE of habitats birds use, etc, are still relevant and very valuable.

Just use caution when looking at particular sites... what was once early successional may now be forest with a different set of birds. ... or a housing complex!

Steve Shultz
Apex NC

> On May 5, 2017, at 11:18 AM, sea (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Ohh I have this and used it a few times! I love it
>
> There is also the Birds of the Smoky Mountains which I also own but haven't used much yet.
>
>> On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 2:24 PM Marilyn Westphal <mjwestph...> wrote:
>> Re Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains, UNC Press has new ones and you can get used copies on Amazon. It really is a great guide for finding birds and birding locations, although I might just be a teensy bit prejudiced 😊.
>> Marilyn
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On May 4, 2017, at 11:46 AM, Ron <waxwing...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains by Marcus B. Simpson Jr. does an excellent job.
>>>
>>> Ron Clark
>>> Kings Mtn. NC
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Ric Porter
>>> Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:37 AM
>>> To: carolinabirds
>>> Cc: porterF
>>> Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway
>>>
>>> Can anyone tell me if there is a guide to birding the Blue Ridge Parkway? I saw something on line a year or two ago, but can't find it now. Thank you!
>>>
>>> Ric Porter
>>> Rock Hill, SC

 

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Date: 5/5/17 9:01 am
From: lenkopka (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: European bird apps
Birders,

I'm not trying to hijack Martha's email but I have a similar request for Hungary (Budapest area).

You can reply to me either on or off-list.

Len Kopka

On May 5, 2017, at 11:53 AM,
Cutler/Blackford <cutford...> wrote:

I’ll be traveling in Spain this June and plan further birding trips in Europe. I would appreciate it if folks who have used birding apps for Europe would me any recommendations, comments etc. What do you and don’t you like about particular apps? I am not familiar with European birds and I will be using the app on an iPhone.
Please reply off-list and thanks!
Martha Cutler
 

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Date: 5/5/17 8:54 am
From: Cutler/Blackford <cutford...>
Subject: European bird apps
Ill be traveling in Spain this June and plan further birding trips in
Europe. I would appreciate it if folks who have used birding apps for Europe
would me any recommendations, comments etc. What do you and dont you like
about particular apps? I am not familiar with European birds and I will be
using the app on an iPhone.
Please reply off-list and thanks!
Martha Cutler



 

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Date: 5/5/17 8:19 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Birding in Oklahoma
Soccer is taking me to Oklahoma in June, and was wondering if anyone has
any hotspot
ideas in and around the Tulsa area. I've done a bit of research, but would
take any ideas
or experiences folks have.
One place I'm definitely going to is Mohawk Park.

Thanks in advance.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake, NC

 

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Date: 5/5/17 8:18 am
From: sea (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
Ohh I have this and used it a few times! I love it

There is also the Birds of the Smoky Mountains which I also own but haven't
used much yet.

On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 2:24 PM Marilyn Westphal <mjwestph...>
wrote:

> Re Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains, UNC Press has new ones and you can
> get used copies on Amazon. It really is a great guide for finding birds
> and birding locations, although I might just be a teensy bit prejudiced 😊.
> Marilyn
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 4, 2017, at 11:46 AM, Ron <waxwing...> wrote:
>
> Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains by Marcus B. Simpson Jr. does an
> excellent job.
>
> Ron Clark
> Kings Mtn. NC
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Ric Porter <ric...>
> *Sent:* Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:37 AM
> *To:* carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>
> *Cc:* porterF <porterF...>
> *Subject:* Blue Ridge Parkway
>
> Can anyone tell me if there is a guide to birding the Blue Ridge Parkway?
> I saw something on line a year or two ago, but can't find it now. Thank you!
>
> Ric Porter
> Rock Hill, SC
>
>

 

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Date: 5/4/17 3:14 pm
From: ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Neonicitinoid treated milkweed
So glad you mentioned this

As some are aware, Home Depot and Lowes have stated they will not use
suppliers using this chemical - starting next year

In the meantime, Home Depot requires nurseries to place a small tag in the
pot of any plant treated with neonicotinoids. BEWARE- The PROBLEM with
these tags are they are usually placed on top of the soil and easily blow
away ( so buyer is not informed) and the tags are very small (1"x 2")

Neonicotinoids are not only deadly to butterflies and bees, one year (when
we inadvertently bought hibiscus plants for pots) we noticed a marked
decrease in the use by our resident hummingbirds. We go to great lengths
now to ONLY purchase plants free of this treatment.

If anyone wants my list of wholesalers in the region where you can purchase
neonicotinoid- free plants, send me a separate email.



On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 5:56 PM Ann Truesdale <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> This primarily relates to Monarch butterflies and butterfly gardens, but
> since many birders are also interested in butterflies -- and
> neonicitinoids are also toxic to birds, I thought this would be of
> interest here.
>
> I received an email today from SC Native Plant Society warning about big
> box stores selling milkweed plants treated with neonicitinoids. That
> means any Monarch butterfly feeding on them will be *killed* - not
> exactly what is wanted by folks planting butterfly gardens. Buyer
> beware! At least some of these plants are labeled as neonicitinoid treated.
>
> Some additional information is available at the link below.
>
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__michiganradio.org_post_how-2Dhelp-2Dmonarch-2Dbutterflies-2Dwithout-2Dpoisoning-2Dthem&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=7RLwz0PzhMBUJAWS5B6h4HZgmAp8XWKDXY80pEvUAlw&s=bTm7lf4sgMykbS62DpkIlP7_kJzDaFNlJXYzNHKgAjk&e=
>
>
> --
> Ann Truesdale
> <anntrue...>
> Meggett, SC
>
--
Ann Maddock <am.hummingbird.photos...> Hatteras Island, NC

 

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Date: 5/4/17 2:56 pm
From: Ann Truesdale (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Neonicitinoid treated milkweed
This primarily relates to Monarch butterflies and butterfly gardens, but
since many birders are also interested in butterflies -- and
neonicitinoids are also toxic to birds, I thought this would be of
interest here.

I received an email today from SC Native Plant Society warning about big
box stores selling milkweed plants treated with neonicitinoids. That
means any Monarch butterfly feeding on them will be *killed* - not
exactly what is wanted by folks planting butterfly gardens. Buyer
beware! At least some of these plants are labeled as neonicitinoid treated.

Some additional information is available at the link below.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__michiganradio.org_post_how-2Dhelp-2Dmonarch-2Dbutterflies-2Dwithout-2Dpoisoning-2Dthem&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=7RLwz0PzhMBUJAWS5B6h4HZgmAp8XWKDXY80pEvUAlw&s=bTm7lf4sgMykbS62DpkIlP7_kJzDaFNlJXYzNHKgAjk&e=


--
Ann Truesdale
<anntrue...>
Meggett, SC
 

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Date: 5/4/17 12:21 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
You got that right! I bought and used the heck out of the 1st
edition when I was a whippersnapper.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC

On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Ron <waxwing...> wrote:
> Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains by Marcus B. Simpson Jr. does an excellent
> job.
>
> Ron Clark
> Kings Mtn. NC
>
>
>
>
> From: Ric Porter
> Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:37 AM
> To: carolinabirds
> Cc: porterF
> Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway
>
> Can anyone tell me if there is a guide to birding the Blue Ridge Parkway? I
> saw something on line a year or two ago, but can't find it now. Thank you!
>
> Ric Porter
> Rock Hill, SC
 

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Date: 5/4/17 11:23 am
From: Marilyn Westphal <mjwestph...>
Subject: Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
Re Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains, UNC Press has new ones and you can get used copies on Amazon. It really is a great guide for finding birds and birding locations, although I might just be a teensy bit prejudiced 😊.
Marilyn

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 4, 2017, at 11:46 AM, Ron <waxwing...> wrote:
>
> Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains by Marcus B. Simpson Jr. does an excellent job.
>
> Ron Clark
> Kings Mtn. NC
>
>
>
>
> From: Ric Porter
> Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:37 AM
> To: carolinabirds
> Cc: porterF
> Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway
>
> Can anyone tell me if there is a guide to birding the Blue Ridge Parkway? I saw something on line a year or two ago, but can't find it now. Thank you!
>
> Ric Porter
> Rock Hill, SC

 

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Date: 5/4/17 8:47 am
From: Ron <waxwing...>
Subject: Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains by Marcus B. Simpson Jr. does an excellent job.

Ron Clark
Kings Mtn. NC




From: Ric Porter
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:37 AM
To: carolinabirds
Cc: porterF
Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway

Can anyone tell me if there is a guide to birding the Blue Ridge Parkway? I saw something on line a year or two ago, but can't find it now. Thank you!


Ric Porter

Rock Hill, SC

 

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Date: 5/4/17 8:38 am
From: Ric Porter <ric...>
Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway
Can anyone tell me if there is a guide to birding the Blue Ridge Parkway? I saw something on line a year or two ago, but can't find it now. Thank you!

Ric Porter
Rock Hill, SC

 

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Date: 5/4/17 8:07 am
From: Christopher Hill <Chill...>
Subject: Re: E. Screech Owl update, Seabrook Isl, SC
Owls are notable for fledging while still wearing lots of down. Screech owls just out of the nest look like little bals of gray fluff, from which fully functional wings emerge. So it might be sooner than you think that your young owls fledge.

Chris Hill
Conway, SC

> On May 3, 2017, at 8:58 PM, David Gardner <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi Folks,
> Owl is sitting on lip of cavity more frequently, during all times of day. I assumed it was because eggs had hatched and chicks were being annoying. It turns out the chicks had hatched a while ago, because this afternoon I got to see one fluffy headed owlet just shy of adult size. Don't know how long it takes to lose the down and fledge, but it can't be long now.
> On a side note, while watching the Owl, I got to see 6 - yes SIX male Painted Buntings chase each other around the feeders. We also had four females/juveniles at the feeder at one time. I'm sure there are many more than that being fed, considering the number of breeding plumage males we have.
> Happy Birding,
> David
>
> Director of Environmental Education
> St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center
> Seabrook Island, SC
> 843-737-2729
>
> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/4/17 8:06 am
From: Lex Glover <GloverL...>
Subject: SC Breeding Bird Survey Route Volunteers Needed
Forwarded on behalf of Amy Tegeler. See note below.


Lex Glover
Lugoff, SC



Hello Bird Enthusiasts!

As SC state coordinator for the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) I'd like to send a call out to see if any of you are interested in volunteering to run one or more available BBS routes. We have several vacant routes in SC-13 in the Southeastern coastal plain and 4 in the Piedmont. A map of available routes and information about the BBS can be found here https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.pwrc.usgs.gov_bbs_RouteMap_Map.cfm-23&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=Z7aPLXJcbV8J7Ho2I8KI6FO0AeWxelIxBjDC5S1yW0k&s=larcga05HoKfllOaX_Vbs7-xHuaWl5m8puJoCdR-jQg&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.pwrc.usgs.gov_bbs_RouteMap_Map.cfm&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=Z7aPLXJcbV8J7Ho2I8KI6FO0AeWxelIxBjDC5S1yW0k&s=NMsMinpdzsV8R66iqbu28lA1-qahP1X3BC3EbHXLhvs&e= >.

For anyone not familiar with the BBS, each route consists of 50 three-minute stops at 0.5 mile intervals along a 24.5 mile route. All the stops are roadside. Each route is conducted once a year between mid May to late June. The survey starts 30 minutes before sunrise and is typically finished in about 4 hours. Volunteers need to be able to identify all the anticipated breeding bird species in the area by sight and sound; most birds detected will only be by their vocalizations. The BBS prefers if volunteers are willing to commit to running a route for at least 3 years when possible.

If you are interested in volunteering, or have any additional questions, please let me know.

Thanks!
Amy Tegeler

SCDNR Bird Conservation Coordinator
SC BBS Coordinator
803-521-2119
<TegelerA...><mailto:<TegelerA...>

 

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Date: 5/4/17 7:43 am
From: John Ennis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Living Bird Migration Article
Highly recommend article...The New Migration Science by Scott Weidensaul in Cornell's Living Bird Journal Spring 2017...also a one-pager Getting the Big Picture on Bird Migration that immediately follows the first article...

Have almost finished local FOY birds except for Yellow-breasted Chat...on Tuesday, May 2, I heard 3 Acadian Flycatchers plus Hooded Warbler, YB Cuckoo, and Prairie Warbler in the Green Swamp...

John Ennis
Leland, NC

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Date: 5/4/17 7:17 am
From: David Hart <david.hart...>
Subject: Blackpoll Warbler at Sandy Creek
Had a nice male Blackpoll Warbler at Sandy Creek Park in Durham this morning.

Dave Hart
Chapel Hill, NC

 

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Date: 5/4/17 5:20 am
From: Keith E. Camburn <kcamburn...>
Subject: Continuing Rose-breasted Grosbeaks: Gastonia, NC
My "flock" of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks continues for the 6th day on my tray feeder.  The "flock" has grown to 3 males, 1 young male, and 2 females.  
Keith    Keith Edward Camburn4435 Huntington DriveGastonia, NC 28056-8276

 

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Date: 5/3/17 7:44 pm
From: <badgerboy...>
Subject: Brookshire Park, Boone bird walk this Saturday 8AM
High Country Audubon's monthly bird and nature walk is this Saturday at
8AM. The walk is free and open to anyone, and starts at the main parking
area at Brookshire Park on the New River just east of Boone on US421.
Break out those winter gloves again, looks to be chilly!

Guy McGrane, Deep Gap, NC


 

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Date: 5/3/17 7:20 pm
From: Derek Aldrich (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: SC Limpkin
I tried today but the bridge is currently out due to construction. And the
area the bird is in is very much a swamp that is hard to view well from the
bridge. So, pretty much need a boat to get there. And the closest official
boat landing is several miles away and requires a permit.

It has been mentioned to her about uploading her photos.

Derek Aldrich
Taylors, SC

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 8:43 PM, Harry LeGrand <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> So -- how many SC birders have gone to look for or chase the Limpkin at
> Lake Robinson? I'm surprised it hasn't made it from eBird and the CBC
> Photo Gallery to carolinabirds yet. Excellent photos.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh, NC
>

 

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Date: 5/3/17 5:59 pm
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: E. Screech Owl update, Seabrook Isl, SC
Hi Folks,
Owl is sitting on lip of cavity more frequently, during all times of day. I assumed it was because eggs had hatched and chicks were being annoying. It turns out the chicks had hatched a while ago, because this afternoon I got to see one fluffy headed owlet just shy of adult size. Don't know how long it takes to lose the down and fledge, but it can't be long now.
On a side note, while watching the Owl, I got to see 6 - yes SIX male Painted Buntings chase each other around the feeders. We also had four females/juveniles at the feeder at one time. I'm sure there are many more than that being fed, considering the number of breeding plumage males we have.
Happy Birding,
David

Director of Environmental Education
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center
Seabrook Island, SC
843-737-2729

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/3/17 5:44 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: SC Limpkin
So -- how many SC birders have gone to look for or chase the Limpkin at
Lake Robinson? I'm surprised it hasn't made it from eBird and the CBC
Photo Gallery to carolinabirds yet. Excellent photos.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh, NC

 

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Date: 5/3/17 3:12 pm
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo in Watauga Co., NC
Birders,

I have a calling black-billed cuckoo at my farm in extreme northern Watauga County, NC right now. First of the season and always a nice bird to see here.

J. Merrill Lynch
Conservation Biologist
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/3/17 9:46 am
From: Lucas Bobay (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Lake Landing Swallow-tailed Kite
Neil Skoog and I just had a Swallow-tailed Kite fly right over our heads at
Lake Landing, Mattamuskeet NWR, Hyde Co NC. 17 shorebird species, decent
numbers, including Stilt Sandpiper, BN Stilt, and Pectoral. No White-faced
in the 60 or so Glossies.

Lucas Bobay
Raleigh

 

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Date: 5/3/17 9:32 am
From: Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Acadian flycatcher today
First Acadian flycatcher of this year. Also first female summer tanager
and ruby-throated hummer all on the Little River near Hillsborough, NC.
And the season begins....

--
Helen Kalevas
Near Hillsborough, NC


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Date: 5/2/17 11:37 am
From: Charlotte Goedsche <goedsche...>
Subject: Cerulean Nest on Parkway--Update
Hi, all.

The female continues to work on her nest.

I was advised by a Parkway biologist to remove the two orange flags I'd
placed to mark the nest tree, because we don't want crowds of people
disturbing the birds.

Good birding!

Charlotte Goedsche
Weaverville, NC in WNC near the Parkway

--
Charlotte L. Goedsche

 

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Date: 5/2/17 10:58 am
From: Paul Serridge (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Gunter Rd update (Greenville County, SC)
On April 29 a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported on ebird but with no
details.
As the area ebird reviewer I have requested details from the observer.

Since April 29 several birders have visited Gunter Road looking for the
STFL. There are 5 reports on ebird: one on April 30, one on May 1, and at
least 3 so far today.
All have come up empty.

That doesn't mean that the Scissor-tail is not there - just that it has not
been seen again yet.

Paul Serridge
Greenville, SC

 

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Date: 5/2/17 7:49 am
From: Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Lake Mattamuskeet NC?
Has anyone birded the Lake Landing area of Lake Mattamuskeet for shore bird
migration recently?

It was last year about this time that many of the impoundments there were
abundant with waders and shore birds. Wondering if it's the same this year
(but probably without the little egret of course).

Linda Ward
Coinjock, NC

 

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Date: 5/2/17 3:56 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cold Front Birds
A few goodies in yard right now before I hurry off to work.
BLACK THROATED BLUE WARBLER
NORTHERN PARULA
BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER

If you can get out this morning, where the front has passed, you may want to.

Brian Pendergraft
regretfully heading to work
Falls Lake NC

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Date: 5/1/17 6:49 pm
From: Kyle Kittelberger (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Hemipteran Hoppers of North Carolina Website
Hi everyone,
Hope you all have been enjoying the spring wave of migration so far. This email is a bit off topic as it concerns insects rather than birds, but I know that some of the birders in the community are interested in other wildlife groups such as odonates, butterflies, and moths; perhaps this is also true for hemipteran hoppers: leafhoppers, treehoppers, planthoppers, and spittlebugs.
It is my pleasure to introduce the Hemipteran Hoppers of North Carolina website, the latest addition to the biodiversity websites for NC. The Hemipteran Hoppers of NC (or Hopper Site, for short) is similar in function to the sites for the butterflies and odonates of North Carolina that have also recently returned to the public server. The hopper site functions not only as an interactive online photographic field guide for the hoppers of NC but also as a database of records for all of the species found in the state. Unlike other insect groups such as butterflies or odonates, there is very little information available regarding many of the hopper species that can occur in North Carolina, let alone how many species may occur in the state. Therefore, one of the core goals of the site is to increase the knowledge of the abundance and distribution of hopper species in the state. This is where the public can play an important role through citizen science and submit records of hoppers that they find, either during the day or at night (especially if you have moth sheets set up), to increase the overall knowledge represented in the database on the site. 
I am proud to be able to share my passion for these hoppers with you all and hope that some of you that have an interest in insects in addition to birds will be able to play a role on the site and submit records of hoppers that you come across. This is a group of insects that I developed a passion for years ago as a result of the incredibly colorful and intricate patterns and range of shapes and sizes that exist among the hoppers, among other fascinating aspects. It is amazing that a species that may only be several millimeters long could be so stunning visually. 
I have designed this website, with Tom Howard, to be as user friendly as possible. It is still very much a work in progress and parts of the site will be continuously updated in the future, but I believe the site is ready for public involvement. From the home page, you can enter records and learn about the process behind submitting and vetting records, as well as about other aspects of the site (I highly recommend checking out the Family Photo Gallery page) and how it functions as a database and online guide, as well as about the many hopper species that can be found in North Carolina. Currently there are close to 700 hopper species recorded in North Carolina and that list continues to grow, even as recently as the other day when a treehopper species was recorded for the first time in the state. There is still much to learn about the hoppers in North Carolina and this will be possible through your help with this hopper site, accessible at the following link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov_bugs_index.php&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=aOh6ktXUnBG3y5F-ijq5gAeEY6ZhDANxcq_mXgjFhE0&s=XDOnHYmUgTVp3SX5GprugLw_x2pvL2t1sSmXecjGWuA&e= .
If you have any questions or want to learn more about hoppers, please shoot me an email. 
Happy birding and happy bugging,
Kyle KittelbergerRaleigh, NC
 

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Date: 5/1/17 3:34 pm
From: David McLean (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: New posting on Birding Bulls blog
M 1 May 2017

All,

I have posted a new blog posting to my Birding Bulls blog. I invite
you to read about birds returning to the North Beach in good numbers
and for a brief update on Old Man Plover at:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__birdingbulls.blogspot.com_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=YSSRRMlslWbGWrX53B-0j7p9f3V6D2xfTiedc4WeXj0&s=q3TwEh6sknubsdWvNek9dmuyMU-jFohJTtIL-LKFovM&e=

Regards,

David McLean
Charleston, SC

--
David C. McLean, Jr.
DCMcLean AT gmail DOT com
 

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Date: 5/1/17 6:51 am
From: Wayne Forsythe <wforsythe...>
Subject: Henderson Cty, NC
Currently a Snowy Egret on Butler Bridge Road between Jeffress Rd. And the bridge. Bird is on south side of road along ditch. Very bad spot with sometimes heavy traffic! Poor photo available!
Wayne

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Date: 5/1/17 6:26 am
From: Tom Krakauer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird -- Quail Roost -- Apr 30, 2017

Yesterday was the Durham Spring Count and Lynn Richardson and Eddie Owens and I did the northern Durham section of the count beginning at Quail Roost Farm (private). It was a beautiful day where we say 74 species. It was surprising that we saw nothing but "a" birds and struck out on white-throated sparrow.

Tom


Quail Roost
Apr 30, 2017
6:15 AM
Traveling
9.00 miles
320 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: N. Durham spring bird count
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

11 Canada Goose
2 Mute Swan
4 Wood Duck
5 Mallard
1 Wild Turkey
2 Double-crested Cormorant
9 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
8 Black Vulture
15 Turkey Vulture
3 Osprey
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Bald Eagle
5 Red-shouldered Hawk
3 Red-tailed Hawk
4 Killdeer
1 Spotted Sandpiper
15 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
20 Mourning Dove
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
4 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Red-headed Woodpecker
6 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
2 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
4 Acadian Flycatcher
2 Eastern Phoebe
6 Great Crested Flycatcher
6 Eastern Kingbird
7 White-eyed Vireo
20 Red-eyed Vireo
6 Blue Jay
29 American Crow
2 Fish Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
9 Purple Martin
1 Tree Swallow
20 Barn Swallow
6 Cliff Swallow
12 Carolina Chickadee
17 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown-headed Nuthatch
12 Carolina Wren
7 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
14 Eastern Bluebird
2 Wood Thrush
23 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
7 Northern Mockingbird
20 European Starling
2 Ovenbird
0 Kentucky Warbler
9 Common Yellowthroat
2 Hooded Warbler
4 Pine Warbler
1 Grasshopper Sparrow
10 Chipping Sparrow
4 Song Sparrow
7 Summer Tanager
3 Scarlet Tanager
26 Northern Cardinal
11 Blue Grosbeak
17 Indigo Bunting
2 Red-winged Blackbird
12 Eastern Meadowlark
5 Common Grackle
2 Orchard Oriole
4 House Finch
3 American Goldfinch
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 74


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Date: 4/30/17 9:29 pm
From: Paul Smith (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Swainson's Warbler outside of Asheville
I had two Swainson's Warblers on territory singing insistently this morning. One was still going strong at noon and popped up to give a good look.


At Ridgecrest Conference center, about 20 minutes east of Asheville. This is private property, so if you are interested in seeing it, you would probably need to call ahead to the office to make arrangements.


BIrd was in the trees just beyond (ie uphill) of the uppermost of the Royal Gorge Apartments. Should be easily located.


Paul Smith

New Haven, Connecticut


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Date: 4/30/17 3:26 pm
From: \kathy <khart123...>\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Black scotor at Ft. Moultrie, SC
A male black scotor was very close to the jetty about 20 feet from shore at Ft. Moultrie . My guess would be he was trying to take a break from the very choppy waves.I posted an fairly good picture on e bird.
Kathy Hart
Moncks Corner

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Date: 4/30/17 2:59 pm
From: Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Great crested flycatcher
Hearing them for the first time in both Southern Pines, NC and on the
Little River near Hillsborough, NC. today.

--
Helen Kalevas
Near Hillsborough, NC

 

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Date: 4/30/17 12:20 pm
From: Steve Shultz <sshultz...>
Subject: Fw: 17 warbler day - Blowing Rock NC
Several folks asked about the birding around Blowing Rock yesterday, so I
figured I would send one reply. If you are tired of hearing about a)
warblers, or b) Steve, feel free to smack that big old delete button. I
won't be offended. Pinky promise.

I birded the BRP from Lewis Fork Overlook (about mile 270) to Linville
Falls, making three off-parkway forays: Valle Crucis Community Park, Meat
Camp ESA, and Elk Knob SP. Mostly I simply drive along the Parkway with the
top down listening for birds, and stopping whenever there was a) sufficient
activity and b) a pull-off. All the birds listed were seen. Vocalization
dropped off considerably after 10 a.m.

Ovenbird - quite common all along the parkway
Louisiana Waterthrush - along streams
Golden-winged - near Elk Knob SP. Please consider refraining from using
tapes to locate Golden-winged, they have enough trouble as it between
habitat loss and Blue-wings. Since they prefer open areas, overgrown
pastures and the like, they are usually not too hard to see once you locate
one singing.
Blue-winged - One along Liberty Grove Church Road (Todd) and one at Price
Lake (BRP)
Black and White - common along the parkway
Swainson's - Price Lake
Kentucky - BRP and 421. Fairly easy to find both N and S on the BRP from
Deep Gap on south facing slopes.
Common Yellowthroat - regenerating clear cuts and wet areas
Hooded - quite common all along the parkway
American Redstart - very common all along the parkway
parula - tall trees along waterways
Yellow - Valle Crucis and Meat Camp
Chestnut-sided - regenerating clear cuts, overgrown pasture
Black-throated Blue - quite common all along the parkway, nearly any
rhododendron thicket will do
Yellow-rumped - a lateish spring means these are very much still here
Black-throated Green - quite common all along the parkway
Canada - Trout Lake and places with heavy rhododendron thickets

Also had Pine, but that was heard only (no real point in chasing those down
since they live in the yard :-)

Misses -
Wormie - did not hear one the entire weekend. Very strange.
Blckburnian - not so common, and this morning when I went to look at higher
altitudes for them, it was foggy
Cerulean - appear to not be back. For several years have not been easily
detectable until May, although back at least 2 weeks ago farther north (and
at much lower altitude) in VA.

Steve Shultz
Apex, NC

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:21 PM
To: Carolinabirds
Subject: 17 warbler day - Blowing Rock NC

Drove up from Raleigh this morning, getting to the Parkway around 8 a.m.
Ended up with 17 warblers for the day.

Missed Worm-eating, got Kentucky, Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and
Swainson's.

So pretty much all the breeding birds are back.

Only empid was Least, the others may not be back yet.

Several Bobolink at Bamboo may be breeders.

Nice weekend to be up in the mountains!

Steve Shultz
Blowing Rock, NC

 

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Date: 4/30/17 10:42 am
From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Yates Mill: FOUND 70mm Nikon lens cap
The park ranger at Yates Mill County Park showed me a Nikon camera 70mm
lens cap that had been found on the trail this morning.
I'm mentioning it here because there were many birders with cameras out at
that location today.

Betsy Kane
Raleigh

 

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Date: 4/30/17 9:07 am
From: Charlotte Goedsche <goedsche...>
Subject: Cerulean Nest on Blue Ridge Parkway
Hi, birders.

This morning a few of us watched a Cerulean female working on a nest with
the male singing in the same tree. A second Cerulelan was singing around
one hundred yards south of the nest tree and upslope.

I placed an orange surveyor's flag directly under the nest, which is over
the shoulder of the road about two feet from the asphalt, and one a few
feet upslope directly across from the first, so you can see the flags no
matter whether you're driving north or south.

To find this site, start at Lane Pinnacle Overlook (just south of milepost
372) and drive south for about one-tenth mile. You can pull off and park
just north of the nest tree on the downslope side of the road or a bit
south of the nest tree on the upslope side. (Those who choose to park
upslope may remember the 2012 Cerulean nest just across the road from that
pulloff.)

The female will need at least a couple of days to finish the nest, I think.

Most of the handful of Ceruleans on the Parkway near Asheville today are
pretty far upslope or downslope and thus hard to get a look at, but I had a
good look at a gorgeous deep blue male upslope but close to the road just
south of milepost 374. MP 374 is at most one-tenth mile south of Bull Creek
Valley Overlook, and there is a good dirt pulloff on the downslope side of
the road just a few feet south of the milepost. The Cerulean was singing
just south of there, both below and above the vista.

Good birding!

Charlotte Goedsche
Weaverville, NC in WNC just north of Asheville
--
Charlotte L. Goedsche

 

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Date: 4/30/17 4:14 am
From: Keith E. Camburn <kcamburn...>
Subject: "Flock" of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks: Gastonia, NC
This morning 3 males and 1 female Rose-breasted Grosbeak have returned to my tray feeder for a second day.  In previous years I usually just had 1 male for a day or 2.   
Keith    Keith Edward Camburn4435 Huntington DriveGastonia, NC 28056-8276

 

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Date: 4/29/17 5:46 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Blackpoll Warbler, Am. Golden-Plover, White-rumped Sandpipers, Roseate Spoonbills, Bobolinks - Yawkey Wildlife Center (restricted access)
During a shorebird survey today, Johnny Sisson and I had a most
unexpected male Blackpoll Warbler in a Live Oak grove on South Island.
It had an all-black cap, white cheeks, a blackish moustachial
striping, and two thin white wingbars. Unfortunately it was skittish
in the high winds and I did not manage a photo.

Other nice birds today included a new American-Golden Plover on Cat
Island, four Roseate Spoonbills on Cat Island, White-rumped Sandpipers
on Cat Island + South Island, dozens of Stilt Sandpipers in increasing
alternate plumage, American Avocets, increasing numbers of Solitary
and Spotted Sandpipers, Marbled Godwits, many singing + feeding
Bobolinks, Least Bitterns perched and in flight, King Rail and Clapper
Rails, Black Skimmers + Least Terns + Gull-billed Terns, Glossy Ibis
fighting over nesting sites in Lowndes Swamp, Seaside Sparrows,
Red-headed Woodpeckers, and multiple singing Northern Bobwhites.
There were ridiculous numbers of Orchard Orioles along the main road
down South Island - every 500 yards there was a new singing male.

We had 23 shorebird species in the various drained impoundments and
tens of thousands of individuals.

Nice herps included my first Corn Snake of the spring, huge fat
Alligators and tiny little ones, Pig Frogs, Southern Toads, and three
species of tree frog.

No sign of the Wilson's Phalarope and less colorful American
Golden-Plover from last week.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
 

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Date: 4/29/17 5:44 pm
From: Cindy Pirson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Lake norman state park
Just moved to nc from buffalo ny. So interesting to bird a new area. Some great highlights for me included an energetically singing male summer tanager (great views; was fabulous to see and hear this beautiful bird), a pileated woodpecker and small mixed flock of chipping sparrows, blue gray gnatcatchers and carolina chickadees along with many cardinals at a spot near the swimming area in the park and near entrance to wastewater facility there. Then i went to visit family in mooresville and spotted a male black throated blue warbler from the kitchen window! We see them fairly frequently in buffalo in the summer but understand they aren't as commonly seen here. I'll check tomorrow and will update if seen again. It was a very good day. -cindy pirson

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Date: 4/29/17 5:21 pm
From: Steve <sshultz...>
Subject: 17 warbler day - Blowing Rock NC
Drove up from Raleigh this morning, getting to the Parkway around 8 a.m. Ended up with 17 warblers for the day.

Missed Worm-eating, got Kentucky, Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's.

So pretty much all the breeding birds are back.

Only empid was Least, the others may not be back yet.

Several Bobolink at Bamboo may be breeders.

Nice weekend to be up in the mountains!

Steve Shultz
Blowing Rock, NC


 

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Date: 4/29/17 5:07 pm
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Eastern Screech Owl nest at Seabrook Island, SC
Hi folks,
On Friday while filling the bird feeders, I quickly glanced up at a cavity that Great Crested Flycatchers have been known to breed in, and to my surprise, saw a distinct pair of owl eyes looking back at me from further back in the hole. It promptly dropped out of sight further down the hole.
Today, I pulled the benches (that were already set up only 10ft from the cavity - and we've been teaching classes on them the whole spring) back about 40ft and just sat and waited. About 20m before sunset, a beautiful Red phase Screech Owl pulled itself to the front of the cavity and sat there for about 10m before flying off. I'd never seen a red phase before today!
Happy Birding,
David

David Gardner
Director of a Environmental Education Center
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center
Seabrook Island, SC

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Date: 4/29/17 11:35 am
From: Brian B (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird -- Blue Jay Point County Park -- Apr 29, 2017
Led three hikes at songbird festival today, not great but a few goodies and some cooperative views. Male summer tanager made kids in audience gasp! Black rat snake in nest box formerly with titmice young. Gnatcather on nest. Feels like July heat out there.


Blue Jay Point County Park
Apr 29, 2017
8:30 AM
Traveling
5.00 miles
240 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Great Blue Heron
4 Black Vulture
5 Turkey Vulture
2 Osprey
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
8 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
3 Fish Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 Brown-headed Nuthatch
5 Carolina Wren
6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 Eastern Bluebird
1 Gray Catbird
3 Ovenbird
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Hooded Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
4 Pine Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
12 Chipping Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
4 Summer Tanager
1 Scarlet Tanager
5 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
3 Orchard Oriole
7 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 42


Brian Bockhahn
Durham NC
 

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Date: 4/29/17 11:21 am
From: Lenette (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Rose breasted grosbeak/boiling springs SC
A beautiful male and his two lady friends showed up at my feeder two days ago and has been back each evening to linger and eat

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Date: 4/29/17 11:01 am
From: Mark Kosiewski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Durham Purple Martins
As Rob mentioned, the Martin house erected by New Hope Audubon has been rediscovered, by the colony that previously nested 200 meters to the north (the old Witherspoon Rose property). The first martins showed up yesterday. Please honor the birds by not approaching the nest house, especially as they arrive and establish themselves. You can easily view the birds from your car, or at a distance. Thanks.

MarkKosiewski
New Hope Audubon
Pittsboro, NC




 

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Date: 4/29/17 10:43 am
From: Edith Tatum (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Scarlet Tanagers
I took my family birding on the Eno. Best birds according to my granddaughters Indigo Bunting that sat still for scope views and two male Scarlet Tanagers that were very low and near so we didn't even need binoculars !
Edith Tatum
Durham, NC

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Date: 4/29/17 10:34 am
From: Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Purple Martins/Blue-winged Teal

Swinging by the pond behind Patterson Place shopping area (off Hwy 15-501, Durham) this morning, was happy to find several very satisfied residents of the new Purple Martin house erected there, and on the pond itself spotted one lone (male) Blue-winged Teal hanging out with a bunch of Mallards.


-- Rob Gluck..... Carrboro, NC.......


 

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Date: 4/29/17 9:43 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Bobolinks, Grasshopper sparrows
Eddie Owens, his friend (didn't catch his name), and I continued on after
leaving Betsy on Mid-Pines and stayed out for about 2 more hours, covering
Inwood, Chi, and a few other roads and places along Lake Wheeler Road.
Highlights (Eddie is doing an eBird report):

Grasshopper Sparrow: 3, the two that Betsy mentioned and one along the
back side of Inwood. The most I have heard in a summer season here in many
years. (And, I had one singing along Chi Road on Wed, but not found today.)

Loggerhead Shrike: The wintering bird is still there, along Inwood. Eddie
saw it catch a mouse! I have not seen a second bird in over a year, so it
might well be un-paired.

Bobolink: At least 45-50, seen in many places. However, they were quite
"jumpy", and didn't stay long in any one place. Most were males, but a few
were females.

Horned Lark: One seen singing, over the eastern end of Mid-Pines close to
Lake Wheeler Road. Certainly a breeder here.

Song Sparrow and Tree Swallow: Until last summer, these two were
essentially non-breeders at the NC State farm fields, but we heard at least
4 singing Song Sparrows, certainly on territory (mostly at pond margins),
and a handful of Tree Swallows in a number of places. The swallows are
probably nesting in bluebird boxes. A pair has nested for several years
nearby at Yates Mill, and Song Sparrows are common breeders in Raleigh
(shopping centers and many other places). Thus, maybe the expansion of
these two as breeders is no surprise.

Interesting to see one or two pairs of Wood Ducks with a few young chicks
in the back of the two ponds along Coefficient Road -- a very odd place for
Wood Ducks, as these ponds are amid wide open pastures.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 12:09 PM, Betsy Kane <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Sorry, I didn't sign the above --
> Betsy Kane
> Raleigh
>
> On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Betsy Kane <oldurbanist...> wrote:
>
>> This morning along Mid-Pines Rd I heard GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS in two
>> locations (in the sloping field at the rise east of the creek with
>> baldcypress, and in the field just NW of the 90-degree turn).
>>
>> There were BOBOLINKS singing in several places near the 90-degree turn.
>> Had 10 total; most notably, 4 males and 3 females in the field just north
>> of the pecan orchard on the summit. They perched atop the green oats
>> growing there, eating the grain and easily seen from the road, only about
>> 35-40 feet away.
>>
>> A blue grosbeak also ate the green oats with seeming relish, sang
>> wonderfully, and tolerated my presence at 15 feet.
>>
>> The white patches on bobolinks are scintillatingly pearly. The
>> grosbeaks, too, have a rich satiny luster to their blue.
>>
>> Lots of meadowlarks, common yellowthroats, indigo buntings, eastern
>> kingbirds (most of the kingbirds were in the smaller fields well north of
>> the 90-turn, where the road turns to paved) .. also couple of summer
>> tanagers, and red-eyed and white-eyed vireos.
>>
>>
>>

 

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Date: 4/29/17 9:09 am
From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Bobolinks, Grasshopper sparrows
Sorry, I didn't sign the above --
Betsy Kane
Raleigh

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Betsy Kane <oldurbanist...> wrote:

> This morning along Mid-Pines Rd I heard GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS in two
> locations (in the sloping field at the rise east of the creek with
> baldcypress, and in the field just NW of the 90-degree turn).
>
> There were BOBOLINKS singing in several places near the 90-degree turn.
> Had 10 total; most notably, 4 males and 3 females in the field just north
> of the pecan orchard on the summit. They perched atop the green oats
> growing there, eating the grain and easily seen from the road, only about
> 35-40 feet away.
>
> A blue grosbeak also ate the green oats with seeming relish, sang
> wonderfully, and tolerated my presence at 15 feet.
>
> The white patches on bobolinks are scintillatingly pearly. The grosbeaks,
> too, have a rich satiny luster to their blue.
>
> Lots of meadowlarks, common yellowthroats, indigo buntings, eastern
> kingbirds (most of the kingbirds were in the smaller fields well north of
> the 90-turn, where the road turns to paved) .. also couple of summer
> tanagers, and red-eyed and white-eyed vireos.
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/29/17 9:08 am
From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Bobolinks, Grasshopper sparrows
This morning along Mid-Pines Rd I heard GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS in two
locations (in the sloping field at the rise east of the creek with
baldcypress, and in the field just NW of the 90-degree turn).

There were BOBOLINKS singing in several places near the 90-degree turn.
Had 10 total; most notably, 4 males and 3 females in the field just north
of the pecan orchard on the summit. They perched atop the green oats
growing there, eating the grain and easily seen from the road, only about
35-40 feet away.

A blue grosbeak also ate the green oats with seeming relish, sang
wonderfully, and tolerated my presence at 15 feet.

The white patches on bobolinks are scintillatingly pearly. The grosbeaks,
too, have a rich satiny luster to their blue.

Lots of meadowlarks, common yellowthroats, indigo buntings, eastern
kingbirds (most of the kingbirds were in the smaller fields well north of
the 90-turn, where the road turns to paved) .. also couple of summer
tanagers, and red-eyed and white-eyed vireos.

 

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Date: 4/29/17 4:16 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler
Heard first and now looking at a gorgeous male in the front yard. Singing away.
Northern Parula as well singing in birch now.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/29/17 3:37 am
From: Gretchen Schramm (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway
I'll be in Blowing Rock and Fairview (near Asheville) this coming week and
wondered if there are any 'hot spots' I shouldn't miss. Thanks!

Gretchen
Wilmington, NC

 

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Date: 4/29/17 3:18 am
From: Ron & ann <rashahid...>
Subject: Birding in Ecuador
Going on a birding trip to Ecuador is on my bucket list. If any of you
have had positive experiences
with a group, please reply to me offline. When is best time to go? What
area? Which group?
Thanks in advance.
Ann Shahid
Ridgeville, SC
<rashahid...>
 

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