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5/23/16 11:29 am Mary Rusch <Lorelielee...> [BRDBRAIN] Help with Sparrow ID
5/21/16 7:28 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite nest in South Miami
5/21/16 1:27 pm Kristine Ashley <kashley4...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] another coral snake
5/21/16 10:57 am robert haire <rnhaire...> [BRDBRAIN] another coral snake
5/21/16 6:04 am Gary Germano <gary.germano...> [BRDBRAIN] identification please
5/20/16 5:36 pm Ken Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Nesting On Power pole
5/20/16 1:07 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] MORE KITES! Miami- Dade County (I think)
5/20/16 8:29 am John Laver <earthww...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
5/20/16 8:13 am Joe Smith <desertangel7...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
5/20/16 7:54 am rhreijm <0000002cd2608851-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
5/19/16 5:23 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
5/18/16 7:26 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Marion County
5/18/16 4:27 pm Road runner <wilson...> [BRDBRAIN] Blue Grosbeaks
5/18/16 10:24 am Steve Klesius <skaway...> [BRDBRAIN] FYI: 4 birding days on a Panama Canal transit cruise
5/18/16 8:29 am Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Great Horned Owl, West Pasco
5/17/16 7:41 pm Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] Columbia Road and the Merritt Island NWR 5-17-16
5/17/16 1:53 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite - Marion County
5/16/16 3:45 pm Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Semipalmated Sandpiper Lek
5/16/16 3:02 pm David Kelley <0000004c2144cd07-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Columbia Rd. Hammock, Port Canaveral
5/16/16 7:31 am Renne Leatto <renne...> [BRDBRAIN] Blackpoint Drive surprises, 5-15-16
5/15/16 7:13 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding in South Miami
5/15/16 2:22 pm Diane Reed <0000001567cad33a-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks
5/15/16 2:03 pm Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks
5/15/16 9:32 am Robert H.R. <0000002cd2608851-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Columbia rd. hammock - Port Canaveral - correction
5/15/16 9:01 am Robert H.R. <0000002cd2608851-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Columbia rd. hammock - Port Canaveral
5/15/16 8:57 am PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> [BRDBRAIN] Update-Columbia Rd. Hammock-Port Canaveral; 5-15
5/14/16 4:27 pm Road runner <wilson...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake Apopokaka
5/14/16 2:14 pm Eve Parks <hrparks...> [BRDBRAIN] Immature northern gannet? Injured? North Peninsula Park, Ormond Beach
5/14/16 12:44 pm Charlene Nelson <birdnird57...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
5/14/16 12:31 pm Breanna Perry <serena933...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite - Lockhart Rd. Hernando
5/14/16 12:14 pm Bev Hansen <bevalhansen...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
5/14/16 11:11 am SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
5/14/16 10:43 am Susan Killeen <mypuffins...> [BRDBRAIN] Immature Magnificent Frigatebird Villano Beach
5/14/16 10:37 am Lora Losi <losi.loral...> [BRDBRAIN] Brevard cty short tail hawk
5/14/16 10:32 am Renne Leatto <renne...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
5/14/16 9:45 am Bev Hansen <bevalhansen...> [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
5/14/16 9:14 am PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> [BRDBRAIN] Update-Columbia Rd, Port Canaeral-5-14
5/14/16 9:01 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites - Miami-Dade County
5/13/16 4:24 pm Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Starkey Ranch, West Pasco
5/13/16 4:10 pm Linda Most <0000000cb795e170-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo?
5/13/16 6:24 am Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo?
5/13/16 4:31 am Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...> [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo?
5/12/16 6:13 pm PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> [BRDBRAIN] Update-Port Canaveral; 5-12-16
5/12/16 5:19 pm Eve Parks <hrparks...> [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks at Lake Woodruff NWR today, Thursday, May 12
5/12/16 1:27 pm Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Black-whiskered Vireo - KICCO WMA, Polk County
5/12/16 9:47 am Scott Flamand <flamans...> [BRDBRAIN]
5/12/16 7:47 am paul marvin <pm299fl...> [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo song, Cape Canaveral, Brevard Co.
5/12/16 5:05 am Mark McShane <marksmcshane...> [BRDBRAIN] YELLOW-GREEN VIREO Continues - Port Canaveral - 5/12/2016
5/12/16 4:55 am SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo and Connecticut Warbler 5-11-16 Port Canaveral
5/11/16 6:53 pm Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo and Connecticut Warbler 5-11-16 Port Canaveral
5/11/16 5:25 pm Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks, West Pasco
5/11/16 1:21 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] birding in- Summerfield, Marion County
5/11/16 11:03 am Glenn Wilson <wilson...> [BRDBRAIN] Hal Scott Regional Preserve
5/11/16 9:40 am Jenkins, Michael <Michael.Jenkins...> [BRDBRAIN] Cliff Swallows/mud/nesting at Woodruff Dam retention pond Gadsden Co.
5/11/16 9:31 am Joe Smith <desertangel7...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
5/11/16 7:31 am Bob Paxson <rpaxson...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
5/10/16 4:35 pm PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
5/10/16 4:11 pm Robert Bowden <rr_bowden...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
5/10/16 3:37 pm mitchell harris <petreltime...> [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
5/10/16 11:18 am Pete Whan 1 <pete.whan1...> [BRDBRAIN] Bahama mockingbird at Hugh Taylor Birch SP
5/10/16 7:29 am robert haire <rnhaire...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake Chautauqua Soras and snakes
5/10/16 5:16 am william haddad <photobill9...> [BRDBRAIN] Turkey Creek last Thurs. and a retrospective
5/9/16 9:57 am Alyssa Langgood <0000004523f169f4-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Connecticut Warbler
5/9/16 6:30 am Gail Becker <gbecker053...> [BRDBRAIN] Dark Juvinile Barred Owls
5/8/16 3:11 pm Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks, N. Parulas, White-rumped Sandpipier
5/8/16 11:29 am Breanna Perry <serena933...> [BRDBRAIN] Magnolia Warbler at Weeki Wachee Preserve 5/8
5/8/16 10:16 am Bill Scheuerman <Warbirdphotographs...> [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks in Viera
5/8/16 7:38 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Marion County
5/8/16 7:36 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Mystery Dowitcher, Jetty Park / Brevard County
5/7/16 10:17 pm Richard Merrigan <richard.merrigan...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Mystery Dowitcher, Jetty Park / Brevard County
5/7/16 8:01 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Mothers's Day
5/7/16 5:44 pm Breanna Perry <serena933...> [BRDBRAIN] A few migrants at Eagle Lake, Largo
5/7/16 5:35 pm Ed Rizer <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Neighborhood Migrants
5/7/16 3:54 pm Allan Stern <00000014b7b0d186-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Beautiful Green Heron on my seawall
5/7/16 2:35 pm Bill Scheuerman <Warbirdphotographs...> [BRDBRAIN] Turkey Creek, Palm Bay. 5/7/16
5/7/16 11:51 am Janice <janiskay...> [BRDBRAIN] Results of terrible picture bird
5/7/16 10:00 am Richard Merrigan <richard.merrigan...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Mystery Dowitcher, Jetty Park / Brevard County
5/7/16 9:21 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> [BRDBRAIN] Mystery Dowitcher, Jetty Park / Brevard County
5/7/16 5:20 am Earl Horn <earl_horn...> [BRDBRAIN] Short-tailed Hawk CR48 Wet Field Lake Co 05/06/2016
5/6/16 1:38 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding Lake Apopa North Shore Drive, Orange County
5/6/16 1:22 pm Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...> [BRDBRAIN] Bahama Mockingbird @ Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Broward
5/6/16 8:45 am Drew Fulton <drew...> [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park - Upland Sandpiper
5/6/16 7:32 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [BRDBRAIN] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/5/16 8:09 pm Thomas Lee <tlee8...> [BRDBRAIN] Ruff seen again at Marl Bed Flats 5/5/2016
5/5/16 7:49 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Marion County
5/5/16 6:30 pm EDDIE RIZER <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 5/5/16
5/5/16 3:27 pm Jeff Hooks <jeff.hooks...> [BRDBRAIN] Scarlet Tanager and Rose-breasted Grosbeak Fort De Soto Pinellas
5/5/16 8:56 am James Stevenson <JSTEVENSON...> [BRDBRAIN] Leucistic American Crow
5/4/16 6:12 pm Mic McCarty <mcmic40...> [BRDBRAIN] Pink Gull Photo
5/4/16 6:04 pm Mic McCarty <mcmic40...> [BRDBRAIN] Pink Gull Cedar Key
5/4/16 10:38 am Robert Bowden <rr_bowden...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: mystery sandpiper / Orange County
5/4/16 6:09 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: mystery sandpiper / Orange County
5/4/16 5:39 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: mystery sandpiper / Orange County
5/3/16 7:33 pm Mark McShane <marksmcshane...> [BRDBRAIN] CUBAN VIREO - Fort Zachary Taylor Historic SP, Key West - 4/22/2016 - Video Post
5/3/16 12:50 pm Scott Simmons <simmonsphoto...> [BRDBRAIN] Ruff at Marl Bed Flats, 5/3/2016 (Seminole Co)
5/3/16 10:39 am PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach(Brevard)
5/3/16 10:28 am william haddad <photobill9...> [BRDBRAIN] Good birding at Turkey Creek this morning
5/3/16 7:48 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Tern ID help / Ft. De Soto / Pinellas County
5/3/16 7:15 am Janice <janiskay...> [BRDBRAIN] Unidentifiable wader
5/3/16 6:15 am Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Black Skimmer Pair, West Pasco
5/2/16 8:54 am Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tail Kite
5/2/16 8:26 am Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tail Kite
5/2/16 6:12 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Tern ID help / Ft. De Soto / Pinellas County
5/2/16 3:55 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> [BRDBRAIN] Tern ID help / Ft. De Soto / Pinellas County
5/2/16 2:49 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] What is this birds name? Warbler ID Please ?‏
5/1/16 9:35 pm Kathy Greider <hhibirder...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Miami area RFIe
5/1/16 4:41 pm Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks, West Pasco
5/1/16 1:11 pm Cindy Ahern <songbird5212...> [BRDBRAIN] Miami area RFI
5/1/16 7:27 am Randy Harrod <0000004b5d20dc06-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Celery fields. Shiny cowbird
4/30/16 6:58 pm Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi kite
4/30/16 6:33 pm Gloria <gloria...> [BRDBRAIN] Black-whispered Vireo
4/30/16 3:36 pm Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...> [BRDBRAIN] Possible Caribbean Martin, Fort Zachary Taylor Key West
4/30/16 5:56 am Tom <tledford1207...> [BRDBRAIN] Black-whispered Vireo
4/29/16 8:21 pm Dale Goebel <sheirah11...> [BRDBRAIN] Pasco County eBird Report - Cool Springs Retention Pond, Apr 29, 2016
4/29/16 6:12 pm Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] Endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow - 3 Lakes WMA 4-29-16
4/29/16 3:46 pm Jim Swarr <jhschwarr...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kites-Nesting in our yard-Melrose, FL
4/29/16 11:51 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite Marion County, FL
4/29/16 11:18 am Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Singing Marsh Wren, West Pasco
4/29/16 8:39 am PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson, Cocoa Beach(Brevard)
4/29/16 6:56 am Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Odd pink-billed sandpiper, Fort De Soto
4/28/16 6:07 pm Sharon Dewart-Hansen <smdewarthansen...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Female Tropical Kingbird Returns to Sarasota
4/28/16 4:36 pm Stu Wilson <stuwilson...> [BRDBRAIN] Female Tropical Kingbird Returns to Sarasota
4/28/16 12:15 pm EDDIE RIZER <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Bobolink at Circle B Bar
4/28/16 10:03 am Danny Sauvageau <lee4138...> [BRDBRAIN] Gray-cheeked Thrush Ft Desoto
4/28/16 7:19 am Thomas Lee <tlee8...> [BRDBRAIN] No Kirtland's Wabler
4/28/16 7:03 am Margaret Cady <wcady3...> [BRDBRAIN] MULBERRY TREES
4/28/16 5:45 am Allan Stern <00000014b7b0d186-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Beautiful Green Heron on my dock.
4/27/16 4:17 pm Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi kite
4/27/16 1:20 pm Thomas Lee <tlee8...> [BRDBRAIN] Additional pictures of the Kirtland's Warbler
4/27/16 1:01 pm Thomas Lee <tlee8...> [BRDBRAIN] Kirkland's Warbler not relocated
4/27/16 11:20 am Fred Hileman <fredleeh...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kites
4/27/16 10:13 am Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...> [BRDBRAIN] Kirtland's Warbler, New Smyrna 4/27/16
4/27/16 9:20 am Rex Rowan <rexrowan...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sanibel, Lee Co - Little Blue
4/27/16 7:56 am Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Messages
4/27/16 7:51 am France <00000006c8bbe2de-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Sanibel, Lee Co - Little Blue
4/27/16 7:22 am william haddad <photobill9...> [BRDBRAIN] Magnolia Warbler at Turkey Creek this morning
4/27/16 7:00 am Bill Argo <billargo...> [BRDBRAIN] Ft. De Soto Thrush - correction
4/27/16 6:53 am Bill Argo <billargo...> [BRDBRAIN] Ft. De Soto Thrush
4/27/16 6:37 am EDDIE RIZER <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Fort DeSoto 4/26/16
4/27/16 3:46 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ever Ends ! 25-30 Plus Swallow-Tailed Kites ! Call It Absolutely Magic ! Just a Flock Of Birds ! Now Appearing at Central Park, Ormond ! Volusia County ! The Ultimate Sublime Flying Creatures of th
4/26/16 8:21 pm Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] messages
4/26/16 11:06 am Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] West Pasco Sandpipers
4/26/16 6:57 am Earl Horn <earl_horn...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite Mount Dora Lake County 04/25/2016
4/26/16 6:54 am Earl Horn <earl_horn...> [BRDBRAIN] Southeast Leesburg 04/25/16
4/25/16 8:58 pm Doug.W <dwassme1...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Common loon Pinellas County
4/25/16 4:47 pm Richard Cressman <w_ouzel...> [BRDBRAIN] Eagles out of the nest near East Lake Tampa
4/25/16 2:33 pm Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...> [BRDBRAIN] Cuban Vireo
4/25/16 11:04 am Rick Schofield <brdbrain...> [BRDBRAIN] Illegal access to Stormwater Treatment Area 2
4/25/16 10:27 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kites, Marion County
4/25/16 5:18 am birdman6847 <birdman6847...> [BRDBRAIN] Common loon Pinellas County
4/24/16 10:35 am PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach, Brevard Co.
4/24/16 6:11 am Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Long-billed Dowitchers, Zephyrhills
4/23/16 6:17 pm Will Johnson <willjohnson2000...> [BRDBRAIN] Vero Beach migrants
4/23/16 5:16 pm Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...> [BRDBRAIN] Fort De Soto Park ( 23 Apr 2016 )
4/23/16 12:06 pm PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> [BRDBRAIN] Turkey Creek + Lori Wilson(Brevard)
4/23/16 10:40 am william haddad <photobill9...> [BRDBRAIN] Excellent SCAS walk at Turkey Creek this a.m.
4/23/16 10:39 am Tom <tledford1207...> [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park Vireo
 
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Date: 5/23/16 11:29 am
From: Mary Rusch <Lorelielee...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Help with Sparrow ID
We went to Kissimee Prairie Preserve SP. yesterday. Great place saw three lifer but I'm in need of help which sparrow we spotted. I think maybe it's a juvenile. Thank you for the help
Mary Rusch
Dunedin, Fl.

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Date: 5/21/16 7:28 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite nest in South Miami
I visited the Swallow-tailed Kite nest in South Miami today and took a few pictures that showed one chick being fed.
I saw the other adult bird flying but could not see the second chick in the nest.



Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!!!

Alice Horst
Marion County, FL.
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Date: 5/21/16 1:27 pm
From: Kristine Ashley <kashley4...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] another coral snake
They love moist areas.

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> On May 21, 2016, at 1:57 PM, robert haire <rnhaire...> wrote:
>
> Forth coral snake I have run into in 2016 at Lake Chautauqua park. All have been seen on the two lane main road curving past the equestrian parking area. Something must be going right for them this species the last few years in Clearwater as they seem to be much more common recently. This one is a typical ~30 inches, but a larger one was recently found by Ms. Weimaraner. The snakes are much faster and more reactive to human presence than some sources would seem to say. Also, a bobcat(s) continues to survive in this park as well, in spite of traffic and other human activities.
> R N Haire, former birder
> Clearwater, Pinellas Co.
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Date: 5/21/16 10:57 am
From: robert haire <rnhaire...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] another coral snake
Forth coral snake I have run into in 2016 at Lake Chautauqua park. All have
been seen on the two lane main road curving past the equestrian parking
area. Something must be going right for them this species the last few
years in Clearwater as they seem to be much more common recently. This one
is a typical ~30 inches, but a larger one was recently found by Ms.
Weimaraner. The snakes are much faster and more reactive to human presence
than some sources would seem to say. Also, a bobcat(s) continues to survive
in this park as well, in spite of traffic and other human activities.
R N Haire, former birder
Clearwater, Pinellas Co.

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Date: 5/21/16 6:04 am
From: Gary Germano <gary.germano...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] identification please
is this a Common Nighthawk?

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Date: 5/20/16 5:36 pm
From: Ken Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Nesting On Power pole


Hello,

At the Holiday Rec. Center in West Pasco this afternoon a lot of activity around a high tension steel power pole there caught my attention. The support arm brackets form nice little steel boxes that the following are nesting in: The top bracket has nesting Eurpoean Starlings, the next bracket has nesting Black-hooded Parakeets (first photo), the next bracket has Southeastern American Kestrel nesting and the female was feeding hatchlings (second photo), the next bracket has an active Honey Bee hive (third photo)? While watching this pole a male Red-winged Blackbird was dive bombing me, so I turned around and realized I was standing next to its nest. The female flew off and revealed 3 eggs (last photo). Sometimes BBA info is easy!

Ken Tracey
New Port Richey FL


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Date: 5/20/16 1:07 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] MORE KITES! Miami- Dade County (I think)
Last night I saw a post about a White-tailed Kite seen here in Miami, only about 30 minutes south of my son’s house.
Well, 30 minutes turned into 3 hours..
The directions that I was following were for a particular “trail” - Sparrow Field Trail - which I never found. I did find myself entering Everglades National Park, somehow. This was nice - there were no cars around…Many Loggerhead Shrikes and Northern Mockingbirds, Dozens of Eastern Meadowlarks, Red-winged Blackbirds, Boat-tailed and Common Grackles, European Starlings, Purple Martins, ONE House Sparrow taking a bath in a puddle!
A large brown bird flew across the road at one point and landed but I couldn’t find it. I almost hit 2 turtles crossing the road.
I finally dead-ended onto a road that said “no outlet”, but I didn’t believe it. Meadowlarks were running down the road in front of my car, water on both sides, quite pretty. I drove down this road for 2 miles. After I turned around VERY, VERY far away on a snag I spotted a bird…..Through my Binocs I could see the white head, squared-off tail, but back seemed dark. I have only seen WTKIs about 4 times… so I am not an expert!
Maybe this is a Juvie?
I took many pictures, but they are dreadful! As I said Bird was very far away.

I also got pictures of Peacock and chick, Muscovy Duck and ducklings.



Peacock and chick Muscovy Ducks with ducklings



I’m embarrassed to say these 2 pictures of White-tailed Kite are my best from today
and I am NOT going back to get better pictures….

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Date: 5/20/16 8:29 am
From: John Laver <earthww...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
Hi BRDBRAINers,

I have a friend from up north making a visit next week. I'd very much like
to show him a STKI nest in or near Pinellas County. Anyone who knows of
one and is willing to share location, please contact me off list.

Thanks,

John Laver
Palm Harbor

On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Joe Smith <desertangel7...>
wrote:

> There has been a STKI in the area here at The Great Outdoors for the last
> few weeks. This is off Rt 50 just west of 95. Likely visible from Blue
> Heron Wetlands.
>
> Joe Smith
> Titusville
>
> PS: the big day last saturday yielded 23 species here. 10 fewer than
> 2015. Imm Bald Eagle back on nest. Water levels quite low, this was
> before rain.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 20, 2016, at 10:48 AM, rhreijm <
> <0000002cd2608851-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> >
> > Cool!
> >
> > I do a LOT of birding while driving as I have to go to Orlando from
> Merritt Island on a regular basis.
> >
> > 13 Swallow-tailed Kites is impressive. Have you located the Mississippi
> Kite best yet?
> >
> > I may come out with both of my sons to look for the MIKI's and STKI's.
> Cornelis would love to make pictures of low flying STKI and get a MIKI as a
> lifer. Johan will enjoy the birds and look for reptiles. I would like to
> see the MIKI's a lot better.
> >
> > Anyway, if you recommend an area or road I'd love to hear that.
> >
> > Greetings,
> > Robert Hugo Reijm
> > Merritt Island
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On May 19, 2016, at 8:23 PM, Alice Horst <ahorst...> wrote:
> >>
> >> May 19, 2016:
> >> On my 300 mile drive from The Villages to South Miami I counted 13
> STKIs.
> >> Mind you, I'm driving on Florida’s Turnpike at 70+ MPH, so if they
> aren’t just over the road or low on either side I can’t see them.
> >> 1 at mm 265
> >> 1 at mm 232
> >> 4 at mm 228
> >> 5 at mm 194
> >> 1 at mm 169
> >> 1 at mm 110
> >>
> >> I recorded the nearest mile marker where I saw the birds.
> >> I could not have figured what County I was in.
> >>
> >>
> >> Alice Horst
> >> Marion County, FL
> >> <ahorst...>
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Date: 5/20/16 8:13 am
From: Joe Smith <desertangel7...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
There has been a STKI in the area here at The Great Outdoors for the last few weeks. This is off Rt 50 just west of 95. Likely visible from Blue Heron Wetlands.

Joe Smith
Titusville

PS: the big day last saturday yielded 23 species here. 10 fewer than 2015. Imm Bald Eagle back on nest. Water levels quite low, this was before rain.

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 20, 2016, at 10:48 AM, rhreijm <0000002cd2608851-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Cool!
>
> I do a LOT of birding while driving as I have to go to Orlando from Merritt Island on a regular basis.
>
> 13 Swallow-tailed Kites is impressive. Have you located the Mississippi Kite best yet?
>
> I may come out with both of my sons to look for the MIKI's and STKI's. Cornelis would love to make pictures of low flying STKI and get a MIKI as a lifer. Johan will enjoy the birds and look for reptiles. I would like to see the MIKI's a lot better.
>
> Anyway, if you recommend an area or road I'd love to hear that.
>
> Greetings,
> Robert Hugo Reijm
> Merritt Island
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 19, 2016, at 8:23 PM, Alice Horst <ahorst...> wrote:
>>
>> May 19, 2016:
>> On my 300 mile drive from The Villages to South Miami I counted 13 STKIs.
>> Mind you, I'm driving on Florida’s Turnpike at 70+ MPH, so if they aren’t just over the road or low on either side I can’t see them.
>> 1 at mm 265
>> 1 at mm 232
>> 4 at mm 228
>> 5 at mm 194
>> 1 at mm 169
>> 1 at mm 110
>>
>> I recorded the nearest mile marker where I saw the birds.
>> I could not have figured what County I was in.
>>
>>
>> Alice Horst
>> Marion County, FL
>> <ahorst...>
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Date: 5/20/16 7:54 am
From: rhreijm <0000002cd2608851-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
Cool!

I do a LOT of birding while driving as I have to go to Orlando from Merritt Island on a regular basis.

13 Swallow-tailed Kites is impressive. Have you located the Mississippi Kite best yet?

I may come out with both of my sons to look for the MIKI's and STKI's. Cornelis would love to make pictures of low flying STKI and get a MIKI as a lifer. Johan will enjoy the birds and look for reptiles. I would like to see the MIKI's a lot better.

Anyway, if you recommend an area or road I'd love to hear that.

Greetings,
Robert Hugo Reijm
Merritt Island

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 19, 2016, at 8:23 PM, Alice Horst <ahorst...> wrote:
>
> May 19, 2016:
> On my 300 mile drive from The Villages to South Miami I counted 13 STKIs.
> Mind you, I'm driving on Florida’s Turnpike at 70+ MPH, so if they aren’t just over the road or low on either side I can’t see them.
> 1 at mm 265
> 1 at mm 232
> 4 at mm 228
> 5 at mm 194
> 1 at mm 169
> 1 at mm 110
>
> I recorded the nearest mile marker where I saw the birds.
> I could not have figured what County I was in.
>
>
> Alice Horst
> Marion County, FL
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Date: 5/19/16 5:23 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
May 19, 2016:
On my 300 mile drive from The Villages to South Miami I counted 13 STKIs.
Mind you, I'm driving on Florida’s Turnpike at 70+ MPH, so if they aren’t just over the road or low on either side I can’t see them.
1 at mm 265
1 at mm 232
4 at mm 228
5 at mm 194
1 at mm 169
1 at mm 110

I recorded the nearest mile marker where I saw the birds.
I could not have figured what County I was in.


Alice Horst
Marion County, FL
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Date: 5/18/16 7:26 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Marion County
In Summerfield, Marion County, I saw 4 Mississippi Kites soaring/kiting along with a Swallow-tailed Kite.
Also: Northern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Great-crested Flycatchers, Brown Thrasher, Blue Jays, Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinals, American Crows, 2 Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk.

a couple of pictures:



Northern Flicker Mississippi Kite



Red-tailed Hawk, juvenile Mississippi Kite


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Date: 5/18/16 4:27 pm
From: Road runner <wilson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Blue Grosbeaks
We're may the Blue Grosbeaks be found at Mead Botanical Garden? Does this place have a very tall spruce tree surrounded by an even larger round walkway? I once saw Blue Grosbeaks in such a tree but can not remember if this tree was at Mead or not. Thank you all. Only small time left in Florida.

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Date: 5/18/16 10:24 am
From: Steve Klesius <skaway...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FYI: 4 birding days on a Panama Canal transit cruise
My wife and I recently took a Celebrity cruise from Miami to San Diego and completed 4 excellent guided birding trips. The places/ports visited were - Colon (Achiote Road), Panama; Puntarenas (Carara N. Pk), Costa Rica; Puerto Quetzal (Los Tarrales Reserve). Guetamala; and Puerto Vallarta(an area about 40 minutes inland), Mexico. Birded from time of arrival to about 1pm and averaged 47 birds species per trip. If interested contact me off list (<skyway...>) and I will send you more information.

Also we have completed multi-day trips to Costa Rica (2) and Ecuador (1) and can information on our experiences with these guides and companies.
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Date: 5/18/16 8:29 am
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Great Horned Owl, West Pasco

Hello,

This morning, just north of the Sun West Park I found a Great Horned Owl.

Kenneth F Tracey
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New Port Richey


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Date: 5/17/16 7:41 pm
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Columbia Road and the Merritt Island NWR 5-17-16
I went back to Columbia Road this morning in search of the female Connecticut Warbler seen yesterday. I stayed until around 10 am with no luck. After hearing all the reports of the shorebirds on the Merritt Island NWR I headed there to try my luck. I went down the bio lab road, and the only shore birds were a very few in the marsh near the beach end of the road. I definitely saw a White-rumped Sandpiper with some other peeps. Next I went down Black Point Drive. I saw no shore birds anywhere. I did see an Eastern Kingbird feeding off the road. I don't know where the shorebirds went that were reported.
I only saw the Connecticut Warbler once last week at Columbia. What a beautiful bird! I was only able to get some ID shots of it, I want to share some more of them with you.

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26985016066

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26955337725

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26808406750

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26370113464

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/27003102106

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Titusville, Fla.
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Date: 5/17/16 1:53 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite - Marion County
Summerfield, Marion County:
I resumed my search for a Mississippi Kite nest today - it wasn’t easy, but I FOUND one.
MIKI was soaring, diving for bugs, lighted in a tree and picked up a worm-like-thing and went across the road into another tree.
Bird seemingly disappeared. I looked at every branch, behind every clump of leaves.
FINALLY I found an MIKI in a nest.
This is on private property. This is NOT in the same area as the MIKI nest that I found last year.
If someone is interested in seeing this please email me personally.

Alice Horst
Marion County Fl
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Date: 5/16/16 3:45 pm
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Semipalmated Sandpiper Lek

Hello,

I checked out a small salt water puddle on the Pasco Palms Property in West Pasco this afternoon. Often in May I find Semipalmated Sandpipers displaying and fighting at this puddle. That was the case this afternoon with approx. 17 sandpipers practicing their displays for their Artic Circle nesting areas.

Kenneth F Tracey
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Date: 5/16/16 3:02 pm
From: David Kelley <0000004c2144cd07-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Columbia Rd. Hammock, Port Canaveral
A Connecticut Warbler was seen today, May 16, at 1:30 PM. It was just to the left, going in, behind the concrete jumble. There were a few other warblers: Blackpoll, Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, and Northern Waterthrush.

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Date: 5/16/16 7:31 am
From: Renne Leatto <renne...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Blackpoint Drive surprises, 5-15-16
After getting the Connecticut Warbler in Port Canaveral, Lee and I decided
to give MINWR a try. The two hammocks on the way to Playalinda were so full
of calling Parulas, I first thought multiple people were playing recordings.
No, it was all birds. We found some nice Blackpoll males there, too.

Next we tried Blackpoint Drive with low expectations, considering the time
of year. The temps were lower and more comfortable there, with a
surprisingly cool wind, for May.

Amazingly, the marsh expanses from the entrance through stop 3 had dried up
into mud flats and were covered with shore birds! Hundreds each of western
and semipalmated sandpipers, and at least 100 semipalmated plovers. We'd
never seen any of those species in those areas before.

At stop 4, looking east into the lagoon, we found a wonderful surprise . a
late Spotted Sandpiper in glorious full breeding plumage, strolling along
the mangroves. Nature did a nice job as photo stylist on Lee's pic . note
the decorative shell (conch?) at right.

On the way out, we found a very small and beautiful pygmy rattlesnake on the
road. We usually don't see snakes on that road on hot days in late
afternoon.

Great day, for May.

Renee Leato

Windermere, Orange County









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Date: 5/15/16 7:13 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in South Miami
I went to Fuchs Park to find some Parokeets and I did:
Mitred Parakeets, I believe, They were deep in leafy trees and difficult to photogrph:




Then, while trying to find the Lilac-crowned Parakeet who has been seen at 6150 SW US!, I saw only 2 Starlings on the wire and a Gray Kingbird,


and back to Swallow-tailled Kite nest, I saw them & got a few pictures: and chicks are doing well.




Every day is a great day to go birding!
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Marion County, FL













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Date: 5/15/16 2:22 pm
From: Diane Reed <0000001567cad33a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks
Bobolinks are still moving in large numbers up the coast as evidenced today in NE FL. We saw several flocks in numbers of 20-30 today. Didn't see any Connecticut Warblers flying overhead though :)
Diane Reed
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Hello,

After an extensive search I finally found the remnants of the Bobolink flock that has been at the Starkey Ranch development for the last 15 days. The flock was down to 17 birds this afternoon at 1:30pm.

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Date: 5/15/16 2:03 pm
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks

Hello,

After an extensive search I finally found the remnants of the Bobolink flock that has been at the Starkey Ranch development for the last 15 days. The flock was down to 17 birds this afternoon at 1:30pm.

Kenneth F Tracey
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Date: 5/15/16 9:32 am
From: Robert H.R. <0000002cd2608851-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Columbia rd. hammock - Port Canaveral - correction
After reviewing the pictures that Cornelis made, I noted that the Blackburnian Warbler he saw and photographed this morning is a female NOT a male as I described in my first posting.

Regards,
Robert Hugo Reijm
Merritt Island

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Date: 5/15/16 9:01 am
From: Robert H.R. <0000002cd2608851-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Columbia rd. hammock - Port Canaveral
My son Cornelis went birding at the hammock this morning from 7:15AM to 11:15AM.
He saw the Connecticut Warbler once and saw it well. It's pretty much all the way in
the thicket, especially when there's lots of birders around.
He didn't get a chance to make picture of the Connecticut Warbler.
He also saw a male Blackburnian Warbler, Northern Waterthrush,
Black- throated Green Warbler, Common Yellowthroat and multiple Blackpoll Warblers.

Robert Hugo Reijm
Merritt Island, FL

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Date: 5/15/16 8:57 am
From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Update-Columbia Rd. Hammock-Port Canaveral; 5-15
As frequently happens during migration, one good day of birding doesn’t mean the next day will be the same! When I left the Port at 10 am today, neither the Yellow-green Vireo or Connecticut Warbler had been seen. 3/4 of the warblers from yesterday had headed north; it was still a pleasure to see Cape May and Black-throated Green along with several Blackpoll and American Redstarts. Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird and Common Yelllowthroat remain.

After I posted yesterday, several people returned and located the Connecticut in the afternoon. Many people got long minutes of gazing at/photographing this warbler, unusual for this specie, who sometimes allows a second of viewing!

Phyllis Mansfield,
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Date: 5/14/16 4:27 pm
From: Road runner <wilson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Apopokaka
We would like to visit the new trail on the west side but all we know is the mile walk in from the top. Anyone care to give some roads etc to help me get to the new trail? Thanks!

Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
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Date: 5/14/16 2:14 pm
From: Eve Parks <hrparks...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Immature northern gannet? Injured? North Peninsula Park, Ormond Beach
About 3/4 mile up beach north from the dune ramp north of Highbridge Rd,
today I spent from 2:00 to 2:30 watching this bird, trying to figure it
out. It sits on the water just beyond the breakers and slowly rides inland
until almost on shore, never dives, just floats. then flies out just above
the water and does it again. Sometimes it manages to land far enough out to
stay there a long time. It is gradually moving north, by the current
perhaps. It looks like an immature gannet. The back is a little bit
speckled. It spent considerable time holding its right foot up and picking
at it. Could it be injured or tangled in fishing line?
Anyone else see this bird?
Eve Parks
Deltona

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Date: 5/14/16 12:44 pm
From: Charlene Nelson <birdnird57...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
Cute babies regardless. Thx for the pic Bev

Sent from my iPhone

On May 14, 2016, at 3:13 PM, Bev Hansen <bevalhansen...> wrote:

Regarding "muddled," I'm sorry that I confused anyone by using that term. It's just a short cut. Some folks are calling the Mottled and Mallard hybrids "Muddled Ducks." I thought it would be clear if I put Mottled x Mallard in parentheses.

Bev Hansen
Spring Hill, FL
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> On 5/14/2016 2:11 PM, SUEREDFISH Bales wrote:
> I agree with Renee that there does not appear to be any Mottled Duck in them, but I have a question. I know a little about ducks. This will probably make me appear more dumber than I am thought of, but what is a muddle duck??? I have never heard of that term.
>
> Danny Bales
> Titusville, Fla

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Date: 5/14/16 12:31 pm
From: Breanna Perry <serena933...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite - Lockhart Rd. Hernando
Saw a Mississippi Kite flying overhead at about the intersection of Lockhart. Rd (Off 50/Cortez in Brooksville) and Old Trilby Rd at 9AM!

Also Eastern Kingbird, Bluebird, Meadow Lark, and a couple of Swallow-tailed Kites up by 50.

Powerline Rd. (which connects to Lockhart) also had purple martin, red-headed woodpecker, and red-tailed hawk.

Happy birding!
Breanna Perry
Spring Hill, FL

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Date: 5/14/16 12:14 pm
From: Bev Hansen <bevalhansen...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
Regarding "muddled," I'm sorry that I confused anyone by using that
term. It's just a short cut. Some folks are calling the Mottled and
Mallard hybrids "Muddled Ducks." I thought it would be clear if I put
Mottled x Mallard in parentheses.

Bev Hansen
Spring Hill, FL
<bevalhansen...>


On 5/14/2016 2:11 PM, SUEREDFISH Bales wrote:
> I agree with Renee that there does not appear to be any Mottled Duck
> in them, but I have a question. I know a little about ducks. This will
> probably make me appear more dumber than I am thought of, but what is
> a muddle duck??? I have never heard of that term.
>
> Danny Bales
> Titusville, Fla


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Date: 5/14/16 11:11 am
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
I agree with Renee that there does not appear to be any Mottled Duck in them, but I have a question. I know a little about ducks. This will probably make me appear more dumber than I am thought of, but what is a muddle duck??? I have never heard of that term.

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.

> Date: Sat, 14 May 2016 13:32:11 -0400
> From: <renne...>
> Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
> To: <BRDBRAIN...>
>
> You didn't ask, but I will tell you that I'd bet a lot of money that these ducks don't have a drop of mottled duck in them. Just dirty mallards, in other words, mixed up domestics.
>
> Renee Leato
> Windermere, Orange County
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bev Hansen [mailto:<bevalhansen...>]
> Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 12:44 PM
> Subject: Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
>
> This morning I took pictures of a Muddled Duck (Mottled x Mallard) with
> 2 blond chicks and 6 normally patterned chicks. One picture of a blond chick shows faint facial stripes that are typical on normal chicks.
>
> The pictures were taken in a private gated community, for which there is no public access, located in Spring Hill, Hernando County.
>
> Bev Hansen
> Spring Hill, FL
> <bevalhansen...>
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Date: 5/14/16 10:43 am
From: Susan Killeen <mypuffins...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Immature Magnificent Frigatebird Villano Beach
I saw an immature Magnificent Frigatebird today at 12:30 along A1A in
Villano Beach today (29.9331 x -81.2980). It was just gliding along the
beach northward.

Sue Killeen
St Augustine FL

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Date: 5/14/16 10:37 am
From: Lora Losi <losi.loral...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Brevard cty short tail hawk
A soaring short tail hawk was seen this a.m. over the Enchanted Forest
Sanctuary, South Titusville.

Lora losi

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Date: 5/14/16 10:32 am
From: Renne Leatto <renne...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
You didn't ask, but I will tell you that I'd bet a lot of money that these ducks don't have a drop of mottled duck in them. Just dirty mallards, in other words, mixed up domestics.

Renee Leato
Windermere, Orange County






-----Original Message-----
From: Bev Hansen [mailto:<bevalhansen...>]
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 12:44 PM
Subject: Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks

This morning I took pictures of a Muddled Duck (Mottled x Mallard) with
2 blond chicks and 6 normally patterned chicks. One picture of a blond chick shows faint facial stripes that are typical on normal chicks.

The pictures were taken in a private gated community, for which there is no public access, located in Spring Hill, Hernando County.

Bev Hansen
Spring Hill, FL
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Date: 5/14/16 9:45 am
From: Bev Hansen <bevalhansen...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Muddle Duck with 2 Blond Chicks
This morning I took pictures of a Muddled Duck (Mottled x Mallard) with
2 blond chicks and 6 normally patterned chicks. One picture of a blond
chick shows faint facial stripes that are typical on normal chicks.

The pictures were taken in a private gated community, for which there is
no public access, located in Spring Hill, Hernando County.

Bev Hansen
Spring Hill, FL
<bevalhansen...>

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Date: 5/14/16 9:14 am
From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Update-Columbia Rd, Port Canaeral-5-14
I planned to make a quick stop by Columbia Rd. Hammock, mainly to check for a friend who was out-of-town last week to see if any of the ‘rare’ birds were still around. The warbler numbers were great, so an hour later I’m still there with ‘wilted’ lettuce in my car from the grocery! The Yellow-green Vireo was not heard, but a photograph from a birder there looked to be Red-Eyed. She will send me the photo later tonight. (branches obscured a good view)

10 warblers were seen there this morning(at least 60 birds); no doubt the best was CONNECTICUT. I was in the most east section where all the broken cement/rocks are. As I turned around coming up the incline, there was the CONW inches from me. Two birds flew, so perhaps there are 2 CONW, but more likely the Northern Waterthrush that was in same area. Again, I’ve attached orange tape where the bird was walking on ground picking through the leaves, under Brazilian Pepper. We watched it for many minutes.

Blackpoll Warbler most numerous, followed by American Redstart, only a few No. Parula, Black-throated Blue, and single Black and White, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat.

Phyllis Mansfield,
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Date: 5/14/16 9:01 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites - Miami-Dade County
May 14, 2016
Checked on the Swallow-tailed Kite nest that I reported back in March, 2016.
When I arrived one adult STKI was flying overhead, one was at nest feeding.
When adult left nest I believe I could see 2 fluffy chicks in nest.
I will check again later today.
My pictures are from very far away.

2 Chicks in nest???
EVERY day is a GREAT day to go birding!!
Alice Horst
Marion County, FL

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Date: 5/13/16 4:24 pm
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Starkey Ranch, West Pasco

Hello,

I stopped by the Starkey Ranch Development this afternoon at 3:00pm. I found the Bobolink flock! This makes the 13 day the Bobolinks have been here. The flock is now down to 60 birds.
I also found two Least Bittern in the large lake. The one that I got photos of is very dark brown?
At a mud puddle I found a small group of Semipalmated Sandpipers that were defending small edges of the puddle. They would do a display and run back and forth along the edge. Each time a White-rumped Sandpiper got too close there would be a fight that the smaller Semis would win? Note in the last photo a Semi is crouched down and from this position flew into the White-rumped when it got too close.

Kenneth F Tracey
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Date: 5/13/16 4:10 pm
From: Linda Most <0000000cb795e170-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo?
Not seen 1:30-2:30 pm

Linda Most
Jupiter and South Georgia

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> On May 13, 2016, at 9:24 AM, Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> wrote:
>
> No. There were about 20 birders here and so far no one has seen either rarity.
>
> Janet Leavens
> Oviedo, FL
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On May 13, 2016, at 7:31 AM, Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Chasers!
>>
>> Has anyone seen the bird today?
>>
>> Roy Peterson, DeBary
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Date: 5/13/16 6:24 am
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo?
No. There were about 20 birders here and so far no one has seen either rarity.

Janet Leavens
Oviedo, FL

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> Has anyone seen the bird today?
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Date: 5/13/16 4:31 am
From: Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo?
Hi Chasers!
Has anyone seen the bird today?
Roy Peterson, DeBary

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Date: 5/12/16 6:13 pm
From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Update-Port Canaveral; 5-12-16
This evening at Columbia Rd. Hammock, Yellow-green Vireo NOT seen, but Connecticut Warbler was seen and photographed in same area.
Warbler numbers decreasing with each day.

Phyllis Mansfield,
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Date: 5/12/16 5:19 pm
From: Eve Parks <hrparks...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks at Lake Woodruff NWR today, Thursday, May 12
Good evening,



On Tuesday, May 10, I saw seven bobolinks at Lake Woodruff, one male and six
females. This morning, I saw them again, but was able to locate only two.
Both days they were feeding in the grasses midway along the berm road on the
north end of pond one. Today, there was one female on the road, and it flew
into the field north of the berm and joined another sitting on some of the
taller reeds, just at the end of binocular distance. A scope might have
helped me locate others of the flock. Since this field was burned in the
winter, it is relatively open, making it easier to see birds at a distance -
if the birds are elevated a bit on something like these reeds.



With 33 species for the morning, other highlights included a solitary
sandpiper [also seen on Tuesday], 2 lesser yellowlegs, common yellowthroat,
an Eastern Kingbird, and a bobwhite. Both days, the local herons and egrets
were congregating in large numbers on the open mudflats and shallow water in
pond one; today I saw at least 16 snowy egrets and a dozen tricolor herons,
all crowding into two small areas at the same time. I saw and heard
parulas feeding and calling in the woods east of pond one and in the trees
along the entry drive as well as at Myacca parking area and at the Visitor
Center. It was a good day for birding!



Best,

Eve Parks

Deltona










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Date: 5/12/16 1:27 pm
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black-whiskered Vireo - KICCO WMA, Polk County
Not quite the same magnitude as a Yellow-Green, but a great rarity on the county level at any rate...
I had literally just gotten out of my car at the Rattlesnake Hammock campsite at KICCO Wildlife Management Area when I was greeted by a most cooperative Black-whiskered Vireo. He had nice bold black whiskers and just the smallest touch of black above the white eyeline (as opposed to the full black line that would be expected on a Red-eyed Vireo). I was able to observe him at close range for several minutes but unfortunately did not have a camera with me. (Well, I did, but I had forgotten to put a card in it. Stupid.)
Anyway, it would be awesome if someone else could find it and get better documentation, but it's not in an easy place to get to. KICCO is closed to vehicle traffic without a Special-Use License. The good news is that the permit is quite easy to obtain here:
http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/pg_grp_sul/pg_sul_main
Of course, the WMA is open to foot traffic without a permit, so if an 8-mile hike in from the entrance gate is your thing, that's also an option ;-)
Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

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Date: 5/12/16 9:47 am
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Date: 5/12/16 7:47 am
From: paul marvin <pm299fl...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo song, Cape Canaveral, Brevard Co.
http://www.xeno-canto.org/316089/download
It was still here this morning, 12 May. Locate it by song.
Park on the right off of Columbia Rd and walk through the obvious trail through the trees. It was just on the left side of the trail within 100ft of entering the trail through the trees:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/28%C2%B024'09.3%22N+80%C2%B036'53.0%22W/@28.4022776,-80.6155511,665m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d28.402574!4d-80.614731
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Date: 5/12/16 5:05 am
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] YELLOW-GREEN VIREO Continues - Port Canaveral - 5/12/2016
Hi All,

The vireo continues this morning. Seen and photographed by many here this morning.

Good Chasing All!

Mark

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Date: 5/12/16 4:55 am
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo and Connecticut Warbler 5-11-16 Port Canaveral
The Yellow-green Vireo is syill heret 5/12/16 Danny BalesTitusville, Fla.www.flickr.com/photos/mudhenBrevard


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-------- Original message --------From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...> Date: 5/11/16 9:53 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <BRDBRAIN...> Cc: Danny Bales <sueredfish...> Subject: Yellow-green Vireo and Connecticut Warbler 5-11-16 Port Canaveral

Went to the area behind the fire department (Port Canaveral) where the Yellow-green Vireo and the Connecticut Warbler were found. I and others located the birds. I was only able to get id shots of both species, but it was really good to see them. I had seen the Yellow-green Vireo on territory in Belize. Never knew how hard it was to photograph not on territory. My first Connecticut Warbler was out in the open providing great looks for 10 mins. or more.



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26681757860



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26685229680



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26928490016



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Date: 5/11/16 6:53 pm
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo and Connecticut Warbler 5-11-16 Port Canaveral
Went to the area behind the fire department (Port Canaveral) where the Yellow-green Vireo and the Connecticut Warbler were found. I and others located the birds. I was only able to get id shots of both species, but it was really good to see them. I had seen the Yellow-green Vireo on territory in Belize. Never knew how hard it was to photograph not on territory. My first Connecticut Warbler was out in the open providing great looks for 10 mins. or more.

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26681757860

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26685229680

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26928490016

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard

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Date: 5/11/16 5:25 pm
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks, West Pasco

Hello,

For the 11th day in a row there are Bobolinks at the Starkey Ranch development off Hwy 54. My estimate is approx. 120 birds.

Kenneth F Tracey
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Date: 5/11/16 1:21 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] birding in- Summerfield, Marion County
While searching for Mississippi Kite(s) and Swallow-tailed Kites(s) we found a number of small birds:

2 American Redstarts (males), Northern Parula, Carolina Chickadee(s), Great-crested Flycatcher, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Northern Mockingbirds, American Crows, Bluebirds, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Osprey, Black and Turkey Vulture(s)
We finally saw MIKI swooping, diving. I watched the bird for 10 minutes.
And a STKI in the same area.

I have not found a nest, yet, but I am still looking.



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Date: 5/11/16 11:03 am
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Hal Scott Regional Preserve
We will be in Orlando next week and I would like to see some life birds - all of these have been seen in the Hal Scott Preserve.
I would LOVE to hear any info the great birders on this group have as to where in this preserve these birds might be seen:
Red-cockaded Wood Pecker
Northern Bobwhite
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Prothonotary Warbler
White-eyed Vireo

Thank You to all who offer some information.


Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
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On May 11, 2016, at 10:31 AM, Bob Paxson <rpaxson...> wrote:

Hi all,
Haven't seen an update so I will.....Subject bird still there as of 7:30 am. First located by hearing a "house sparrow like song" and subsequently seen reasonably well. Photographed by some present........Tricky footing so be careful. Also a few Red eyed vireos in area so id with caution. Connecticut Warbler also present.
bob
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Cape Canaveral Fl


---- PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> wrote:
> Wonderful photos, Mitchell.
>
> I was birding the Columbia Rd. Hammock this morning and heard the Yellow-green Vireo singing. I saw the bird and my processing turned it into an extra yellow Red-eyed Vireo. Thanks to Mitchell, always considering other possibilities like a YELLOW-GREEN VIREO. With a few others I went back at 3:30 and it wasn’t until 5 pm, that I relocated the bird for a good look. I turned around ready to leave the area, not taking one step, when incredibly a few feet in front of me walking across a limb was a male CONNECTICUT WARBLER! I called the other birders to come back and they also located both birds. I marked the area for vireo and the limb the Connecticut was on with orange strapping tape. Of course that means only where I saw the birds, not necessarily where they are.
>
> Phyllis Mansfield,
> Cocoa Beach, FL
> Every Day a New Adventure
>
> From: mitchell harris
> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:37 PM
> To: <BRDBRAIN...>
> Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
>
> This afternoon at the Columbia Rd Hammock in Port Canaveral I found a Yellow-green Vireo. I found the bird at about 3:00 pm and since then several others birders have relocated it. I believe this is a first for Brevard and am not quite sure of the number of records for Florida. The location is a small patch of exotic woods across the road from the Port Canaveral Fire Dept on Columbia Blvd. It's at the same location a Bahama Mockingbird showed up three or four years ago for those who looked for that bird. Below are some links to pics I took of the vireo for those interested.
> https://flic.kr/p/G8bx3d
> https://flic.kr/p/GCwKB3
>
> https://flic.kr/p/GCwzdN
>
> https://flic.kr/p/G8g8Di
>
>
> Mitchell Harris
> Titusville, Fl
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Date: 5/11/16 9:40 am
From: Jenkins, Michael <Michael.Jenkins...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Cliff Swallows/mud/nesting at Woodruff Dam retention pond Gadsden Co.
About twenty or so Cliff Swallows were observed gathering mud for nests on Sunday, May 7 at a retention pond on east side of Apalachicola River, just south of Jim Woodruff Dam. The birds were putting mud in their bills and flying off to their nests and coming back for more mud. Quite a sight. Males were in breeding colors. We viewed them with a spotting scope and binoculars for an hour or so.

The square-shaped retention pond is on west side of North River Landing Road about an eighth to a quarter mile below the dam. There is a small parking lot adjacent to the retention pond that you can park at and watch birds and seemingly not disturb them.

There is another small retention pond north of this retention pond near the main parking lot at the dam and that is not the retention pond where the birds were.

We accessed the site on the extreme west side of Chattahoochee, by going south off of HWY 90 on River Landing Road (at the west end of town before entering the Apalachicola floodplain). When you get near the boat launch, you go north under the old bridge on a sometimes rough, dirt road called North River Landing Road. There may be another way there but that is how we got there.

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Date: 5/11/16 9:31 am
From: Joe Smith <desertangel7...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
I also was able to ID both by sight and by the calls at 10am with other birders in the woods on the right side of path not far from the parking area across street from Firehouse. Two Blackpoll warblers and a Yellowthroat in the same area.

Joe Smith
Titusville
Sent from my iPhone

> On May 11, 2016, at 10:31 AM, Bob Paxson <rpaxson...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> Haven't seen an update so I will.....Subject bird still there as of 7:30 am. First located by hearing a "house sparrow like song" and subsequently seen reasonably well. Photographed by some present........Tricky footing so be careful. Also a few Red eyed vireos in area so id with caution. Connecticut Warbler also present.
> bob
> <rpaxson...>
> Cape Canaveral Fl
>
>
> ---- PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> wrote:
>> Wonderful photos, Mitchell.
>>
>> I was birding the Columbia Rd. Hammock this morning and heard the Yellow-green Vireo singing. I saw the bird and my processing turned it into an extra yellow Red-eyed Vireo. Thanks to Mitchell, always considering other possibilities like a YELLOW-GREEN VIREO. With a few others I went back at 3:30 and it wasn’t until 5 pm, that I relocated the bird for a good look. I turned around ready to leave the area, not taking one step, when incredibly a few feet in front of me walking across a limb was a male CONNECTICUT WARBLER! I called the other birders to come back and they also located both birds. I marked the area for vireo and the limb the Connecticut was on with orange strapping tape. Of course that means only where I saw the birds, not necessarily where they are.
>>
>> Phyllis Mansfield,
>> Cocoa Beach, FL
>> Every Day a New Adventure
>>
>> From: mitchell harris
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:37 PM
>> To: <BRDBRAIN...>
>> Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
>>
>> This afternoon at the Columbia Rd Hammock in Port Canaveral I found a Yellow-green Vireo. I found the bird at about 3:00 pm and since then several others birders have relocated it. I believe this is a first for Brevard and am not quite sure of the number of records for Florida. The location is a small patch of exotic woods across the road from the Port Canaveral Fire Dept on Columbia Blvd. It's at the same location a Bahama Mockingbird showed up three or four years ago for those who looked for that bird. Below are some links to pics I took of the vireo for those interested.
>> https://flic.kr/p/G8bx3d
>> https://flic.kr/p/GCwKB3
>>
>> https://flic.kr/p/GCwzdN
>>
>> https://flic.kr/p/G8g8Di
>>
>>
>> Mitchell Harris
>> Titusville, Fl
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Date: 5/11/16 7:31 am
From: Bob Paxson <rpaxson...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
Hi all,
Haven't seen an update so I will.....Subject bird still there as of 7:30 am. First located by hearing a "house sparrow like song" and subsequently seen reasonably well. Photographed by some present........Tricky footing so be careful. Also a few Red eyed vireos in area so id with caution. Connecticut Warbler also present.
bob
<rpaxson...>
Cape Canaveral Fl


---- PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> wrote:
> Wonderful photos, Mitchell.
>
> I was birding the Columbia Rd. Hammock this morning and heard the Yellow-green Vireo singing. I saw the bird and my processing turned it into an extra yellow Red-eyed Vireo. Thanks to Mitchell, always considering other possibilities like a YELLOW-GREEN VIREO. With a few others I went back at 3:30 and it wasn’t until 5 pm, that I relocated the bird for a good look. I turned around ready to leave the area, not taking one step, when incredibly a few feet in front of me walking across a limb was a male CONNECTICUT WARBLER! I called the other birders to come back and they also located both birds. I marked the area for vireo and the limb the Connecticut was on with orange strapping tape. Of course that means only where I saw the birds, not necessarily where they are.
>
> Phyllis Mansfield,
> Cocoa Beach, FL
> Every Day a New Adventure
>
> From: mitchell harris
> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:37 PM
> To: <BRDBRAIN...>
> Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
>
> This afternoon at the Columbia Rd Hammock in Port Canaveral I found a Yellow-green Vireo. I found the bird at about 3:00 pm and since then several others birders have relocated it. I believe this is a first for Brevard and am not quite sure of the number of records for Florida. The location is a small patch of exotic woods across the road from the Port Canaveral Fire Dept on Columbia Blvd. It's at the same location a Bahama Mockingbird showed up three or four years ago for those who looked for that bird. Below are some links to pics I took of the vireo for those interested.
> https://flic.kr/p/G8bx3d
> https://flic.kr/p/GCwKB3
>
> https://flic.kr/p/GCwzdN
>
> https://flic.kr/p/G8g8Di
>
>
> Mitchell Harris
> Titusville, Fl
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Date: 5/10/16 4:35 pm
From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
Wonderful photos, Mitchell.

I was birding the Columbia Rd. Hammock this morning and heard the Yellow-green Vireo singing. I saw the bird and my processing turned it into an extra yellow Red-eyed Vireo. Thanks to Mitchell, always considering other possibilities like a YELLOW-GREEN VIREO. With a few others I went back at 3:30 and it wasn’t until 5 pm, that I relocated the bird for a good look. I turned around ready to leave the area, not taking one step, when incredibly a few feet in front of me walking across a limb was a male CONNECTICUT WARBLER! I called the other birders to come back and they also located both birds. I marked the area for vireo and the limb the Connecticut was on with orange strapping tape. Of course that means only where I saw the birds, not necessarily where they are.

Phyllis Mansfield,
Cocoa Beach, FL
Every Day a New Adventure

From: mitchell harris
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:37 PM
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)

This afternoon at the Columbia Rd Hammock in Port Canaveral I found a Yellow-green Vireo. I found the bird at about 3:00 pm and since then several others birders have relocated it. I believe this is a first for Brevard and am not quite sure of the number of records for Florida. The location is a small patch of exotic woods across the road from the Port Canaveral Fire Dept on Columbia Blvd. It's at the same location a Bahama Mockingbird showed up three or four years ago for those who looked for that bird. Below are some links to pics I took of the vireo for those interested.
https://flic.kr/p/G8bx3d
https://flic.kr/p/GCwKB3

https://flic.kr/p/GCwzdN

https://flic.kr/p/G8g8Di


Mitchell Harris
Titusville, Fl
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Date: 5/10/16 4:11 pm
From: Robert Bowden <rr_bowden...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
Excellent find and documentation!

Rob Bowden
Gainesville, FL


Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 18:37:38 -0400
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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
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This afternoon at the Columbia Rd Hammock in Port Canaveral I found a Yellow-green Vireo. I found the bird at about 3:00 pm and since then several others birders have relocated it. I believe this is a first for Brevard and am not quite sure of the number of records for Florida. The location is a small patch of exotic woods across the road from the Port Canaveral Fire Dept on Columbia Blvd. It's at the same location a Bahama Mockingbird showed up three or four years ago for those who looked for that bird. Below are some links to pics I took of the vireo for those interested. https://flic.kr/p/G8bx3dhttps://flic.kr/p/GCwKB3
https://flic.kr/p/GCwzdN
https://flic.kr/p/G8g8Di

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Date: 5/10/16 3:37 pm
From: mitchell harris <petreltime...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-green Vireo (Brevard)
This afternoon at the Columbia Rd Hammock in Port Canaveral I found a
Yellow-green Vireo. I found the bird at about 3:00 pm and since then
several others birders have relocated it. I believe this is a first for
Brevard and am not quite sure of the number of records for Florida. The
location is a small patch of exotic woods across the road from the Port
Canaveral Fire Dept on Columbia Blvd. It's at the same location a Bahama
Mockingbird showed up three or four years ago for those who looked for that
bird. Below are some links to pics I took of the vireo for those interested.
https://flic.kr/p/G8bx3d
https://flic.kr/p/GCwKB3
https://flic.kr/p/GCwzdN
https://flic.kr/p/G8g8Di

Mitchell Harris
Titusville, Fl

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Date: 5/10/16 11:18 am
From: Pete Whan 1 <pete.whan1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bahama mockingbird at Hugh Taylor Birch SP
The bird seen again today around 10:30. It was hanging around the Banyan and Oak pavilion in front between the park loop road parking area and the pavilion proper. Most of the time on the ground. Also seen were 3 or four Connecticut warblers and a blackpoll.

Pete Whan
Stuart
Martin Co.

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Date: 5/10/16 7:29 am
From: robert haire <rnhaire...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Chautauqua Soras and snakes
This week just off the end of the dock at Lake Chautauqua park, Clearwater,
sedge wren (5/7), least bittern (5/8, also 4/8) and sora (5/9 and 5/10).
Also of note, I saw two different coral snakes on the main road near the
equestrian trails 5/2 and 5/3 with the hot weather. two coral snakes on
consecutive walks is highly unlikely in my experience. Other walkers have
reported seeing coral snakes that week, while it was hot. I also saw a
black racer and a red rat snake 5/8-5/9,
R N Haire, former birder
Clearwater, Pinellas Co.

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Date: 5/10/16 5:16 am
From: william haddad <photobill9...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Turkey Creek last Thurs. and a retrospective

Sorry for the late report but I just had time to bird Turkey Creek before leaving for the mountains in N.C. Because of the stormy weather the preceding several days there were many migrants, including eight species of warblers that I saw:

1. Amer. Redstart (15) Seen in many areas – only counted the ones in my binocs!
2. Black and White {2)
3. Blackpoll (6)
4. Magnolia (1)
5. Common Yellowthroat (1)
6. Cape May (6)
7. Parula (3)
8. Black-throated Blue (6)

Other notable birds included a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, two Yellow-billed Cuckoos and several (FOY) Red-eyed Vireos. Ironically, this year I did not see any Red-eyed Vireos until I saw the Black-whiskered Vireo at Lori Wilson Park! As I write this Red-eyes Vireos are singing by the cabin deck!. Met Tom Ledford who reported a Scarlet Tanager that morning and was going back to bird some more and perhaps find the Grosbeak.

Some observations about Turkey Creek Spring migration. First, the singing White-eyed Vireos that were resident there in past years were virtually absent this year. Second, good birding days were fewer and even more tied to inclement weather events. Third, birders were even scarcer even when the weather indicated the likelihood of a good migrant morning which Turkey Creek can supply on such days. I hope to hear reports from there during the remainer of the migratory season as I am out of state.

Bill Haddad
Palm Bay, Fl.


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Date: 5/9/16 9:57 am
From: Alyssa Langgood <0000004523f169f4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Connecticut Warbler
Connecticut Warbler spotted this weekend foraging on the ground at the edge of a swale. Full gray hood noted, prominent white eye ring, olive upper parts, and yellow belly. Was walking on the ground, not hopping. No yellow throat noted. Also fortunate to see Scarlett Tanager, 8 American Redstarts, 2 Blackpoll Warbler, and other regular summer warbler residents such as Yellow Throated Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, and Northern Parulas.

While birding we were greeted with an unexpected surprise of at least 10 Wild Boars (sows and piglets) crossing the trail in front of us. Birding is always an adventure. : )

Alyssa Langgood
Nocatee, Florida

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Date: 5/9/16 6:30 am
From: Gail Becker <gbecker053...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Dark Juvinile Barred Owls
Dear Birdbrains,

I have recently found 2 dark colored Barred Owl juveniles near my home in
Orange County. I wonder if anyone has seen this dark "chocolate" form
before. They were accompanied by a normal colored female adult.

In May, 2012 I photographed another dark juvi in the same area. I watched
that one molt into a normal colored Barred Owl. The 2012 owl's birthplace
is known, and it was born to normal colored parents.

Has anyone seen this dark color before?

Gail Becker
Orange County, FL

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Date: 5/8/16 3:11 pm
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks, N. Parulas, White-rumped Sandpipier

Hello,

At the Starkey Ranch development in West Pasco a large flock of 200+ Bobolinks were flying in and out of the marshes there. The Bulrush plants must be a preferred food source as it is apparent there are numerous flights of Bobolinks stopping there. Last weekends flocks were mostly males, this week there are more females.
Also found a White-rumped Sandpiper along the large pond edge in the development. The small pond along Cool Springs Pwky has no sandpipers as it is now too deep from recent rains.
At Brooker Creek Preserve I found a pair of Northern Parulas feeding green worms to two recent fledglings.

Kenneth F Tracey
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Date: 5/8/16 11:29 am
From: Breanna Perry <serena933...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Magnolia Warbler at Weeki Wachee Preserve 5/8
A few more migrants today in Hernando County at Weeki Wachee Preserve: Magnolia warbler, pine warbler, palm warbler, eastern kingbird, chickadee, parula, towhee, purple martin, barn swallow, northern roughwinged swallow.

Happy birding!
Breanna Perry
Spring Hill, FL

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Date: 5/8/16 10:16 am
From: Bill Scheuerman <Warbirdphotographs...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks in Viera
Spotted a small flock of Bobolinks this AM heading out the 4 mile road to the River Lakes Conservation Area, Moccasin Island Tract in Viera.


http://www.pbase.com/sannabill/image/163172283/original.jpg
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Date: 5/8/16 7:38 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Marion County
That's near the location where I saw a Mississippi Kite last weekend,
Alice. Could your mystery bird be a White-tailed Kite? They are largely
white below and flap more than a Red-shouldered Hawk. An Osprey-like
impression was my thought the first time I saw one.


Christopher


On May 5, 2016 10:50 PM, "Alice Horst" <ahorst...> wrote:

> May 5, 2016
> I was birding in Marion County searching for the Mississippi Kites that I
> had seen in the area recently. I did not see them in the usual area,
> although I saw American Crows, Turkey and Black Vultures, 1 Osprey with a
> fish and then 2 Osprey flying, Great-crested Flycatchers, Pileated
> Woodpecker,Blue Jay and Northern Cardinals and Tufted Titmouse
> As I was pulling back on to 441 near cr42, I saw 2 MIKIs flying close to
> some tree tops. I tried to find them, but I couldn’t.
> Then when I was stopped at the light at 441 and cr42 I saw the strangest
> bird flying across 441.
> My first impression was that of an Osprey, as the bird showed very white
> in the blue sky. While I was still sitting at the light the very white bird
> flew across the intersection and I got my binoculars on him. I saw NO
> markings on any part of the white bird except for “window panes” underneath
> the wings.
> I assume this was a Red-shouldered Hawk of very light color because of
> translucence in the wings. The size of the bird seemed to fit with a
> Red-shouldered hawk, although it seemed to be flapping more than a usual
> Red-shouldered. Perhaps it was a leucistic bird?
> I have never seen anything like it before and I didn’t have time to chase
> that bird today.
>
> Maybe someone else will see this bird in the Marion County area. I wish I
> could have gotten a picture, it was so unusual!
>
> I am still trying to locate MIKI or STKI nest, which I will report to
> Every day is a great day to go birding.
>
> Alice Horst
> Marion County, Florida
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Date: 5/8/16 7:36 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Mystery Dowitcher, Jetty Park / Brevard County
Thank you everyone that weighed in on my dowitcher photos. The bird's shape
(not pot-bellied or "grapefruit" shaped) and plumage subtleties (rufous
throat and white belly), along with habitat, point to Short-billed
Dowitcher.

Happy Mothers' Day and have a great remains of the weekend.

Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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>
> Hi everyone, it's mystery bird time again.
>
> Recently at Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral, I took some photos of a
> dowitcher, but even despite consulting some pretty detailed "how to tell"
> sources, I cannot determine which dowitcher species it is. The following
> link will take you to all 11 photos I have of the bird. If anyone would
> like to take a crack at it, and let all of us know what and why it's
> whichever species, I'd appreciate it.
>
> Sibley (and others) say Short-billed prefer beaches, but that it isn't a
> slam-dunk. I tried looking at loral angle and other subtle clues, but I
> just don't have enough experience yet.
>
> http://s810.photobucket.com/user/CJSF/library/Mystery%20Dowitcher
>
> Thanks!
>
> Christopher Ferro
> Melbourne/Brevard County
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Date: 5/7/16 10:17 pm
From: Richard Merrigan <richard.merrigan...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Mystery Dowitcher, Jetty Park / Brevard County
Hi Christopher,

Following up on my earlier email - Attached is a shot of a Short-Billed
Dowitcher I took on Friday at Fort de Soto, and you can see more clearly
the rufous throat and white tummy and chest I was describing, which can be
seen on several of your shots....

Cheers,
Richard.



Richard Merrigan
Winter Park, Fla

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On Sat, May 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM, Richard Merrigan <richard.merrigan...>
> wrote:

> Hi Christopher,
>
> I'm no expert on Shorebirds, But from reading Sibleys, breeding
> Short-billed Dowitchers have rufous throats and a white stomach area
> whereas in Long-Billed the area is entirely rufous, which yours bird seems
> to have, so I would go with Short-Billed....
>
> Best,
> Richard.
>
> Richard Merrigan
> Winter Park, Fla
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/rapmanorlando/
>
> On Sat, May 7, 2016 at 12:21 PM, Christopher Ferro <
> <lonelybirder43...> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone, it's mystery bird time again.
>>
>> Recently at Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral, I took some photos of a
>> dowitcher, but even despite consulting some pretty detailed "how to tell"
>> sources, I cannot determine which dowitcher species it is. The following
>> link will take you to all 11 photos I have of the bird. If anyone would
>> like to take a crack at it, and let all of us know what and why it's
>> whichever species, I'd appreciate it.
>>
>> Sibley (and others) say Short-billed prefer beaches, but that it isn't a
>> slam-dunk. I tried looking at loral angle and other subtle clues, but I
>> just don't have enough experience yet.
>>
>> http://s810.photobucket.com/user/CJSF/library/Mystery%20Dowitcher
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Christopher Ferro
>> Melbourne/Brevard County
>> lonelybirder.wordpress.com
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Date: 5/7/16 8:01 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mothers's Day



Happy Mother’s Day, MOMs, have a beautiful day.


Alice Horst
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Date: 5/7/16 5:44 pm
From: Breanna Perry <serena933...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] A few migrants at Eagle Lake, Largo
This morning at Eagle Lake Park in Largo there were about 6 gray-cheeked thrush all over the park (but still hidden in the shade under oaks). Also saw many parula, about 6 redstart (calling a lot), and 2 red-eyed vireo.

I also visited John Chestnut park in Dunedin this afternoon and saw many parula, 2 pine warbler, 2 yellow-throated warblers, and a red-shouldered hawk nest with one baby.

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Date: 5/7/16 5:35 pm
From: Ed Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Neighborhood Migrants
Hello Birders.
The Birding in my neighborhood West of Winter Haven has been good this
spring. There's a big Mulberry Tree down the street that's been holding
Cedar Waxwings for a couple of weeks and this afternoon 2 Eastern Kingbirds
and 3 House Finches showed up.
The Kingbirds were new Yardbirds for me and were hawking insects from
the bare tops of an Oak and the local Blue Jays weren't happy with the
intruders. The Jays would drive the Kingbirds off of their perch but the
feisty Kingbirds would loop out and return dive-bombing the Jays to reclaim
their perch.
At the retention pond 100 yards from my house I found Wood Ducks,
Black-bellied Ducks, an immature calico phase Little Blue Heron and a
Swallow-tailed Kite. Good Birding and God Bless.

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 5/7/16 3:54 pm
From: Allan Stern <00000014b7b0d186-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Beautiful Green Heron on my seawall



Beautiful Green Heron on my seawall moments ago.


(Satellite Beach, Florida, 7 May 2016)

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Date: 5/7/16 2:35 pm
From: Bill Scheuerman <Warbirdphotographs...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Turkey Creek, Palm Bay. 5/7/16
Saturday morning at Turkey Creek in Palm Bay.
Stopped counting after a dozen Blackpoll Warblers located throughout the sanctuary. Same with American Redstarts, both were everywhere. Next in numbers were Black-throated Blues.
Also seen and heard were Northern Parula, Ovenbirds, Black and White with a quick look at an unknown Waterthrush.
A Yellow-billed Cuckoo by the back gates too.

http://www.pbase.com/sannabill/image/163166269/original.jpg

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Date: 5/7/16 11:51 am
From: Janice <janiskay...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Results of terrible picture bird
Several days ago I requested An ID if possible of the bird in the arranged photo. For those that are interested in the results most seem to think it is a white morph Great Blue Heron/Great White Heron. One person suggested an albino but, a couple suggested the leg coloring was wrong and one suggested a white morph Reddish Egret. The picture taken in such a way as to make using the beak impossible to determine. I to can see features of the Reddish Egret and those legs well.......

Anybody else willing to comment would be greatly appreciated. I for one found that s an interesting challenge. But then I am or was just a weekend birder.


>> Terrible picture sent to me for an ID from a friend that volunteers for Flamingo Gardens. The pink legs are throwing me off. Any ideas or thought would be appreciated.



Janice Steel
Hollywood, FL

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Date: 5/7/16 10:00 am
From: Richard Merrigan <richard.merrigan...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Mystery Dowitcher, Jetty Park / Brevard County
Hi Christopher,

I'm no expert on Shorebirds, But from reading Sibleys, breeding
Short-billed Dowitchers have rufous throats and a white stomach area
whereas in Long-Billed the area is entirely rufous, which yours bird seems
to have, so I would go with Short-Billed....

Best,
Richard.

Richard Merrigan
Winter Park, Fla

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On Sat, May 7, 2016 at 12:21 PM, Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
> wrote:

> Hi everyone, it's mystery bird time again.
>
> Recently at Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral, I took some photos of a
> dowitcher, but even despite consulting some pretty detailed "how to tell"
> sources, I cannot determine which dowitcher species it is. The following
> link will take you to all 11 photos I have of the bird. If anyone would
> like to take a crack at it, and let all of us know what and why it's
> whichever species, I'd appreciate it.
>
> Sibley (and others) say Short-billed prefer beaches, but that it isn't a
> slam-dunk. I tried looking at loral angle and other subtle clues, but I
> just don't have enough experience yet.
>
> http://s810.photobucket.com/user/CJSF/library/Mystery%20Dowitcher
>
> Thanks!
>
> Christopher Ferro
> Melbourne/Brevard County
> lonelybirder.wordpress.com
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Date: 5/7/16 9:21 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mystery Dowitcher, Jetty Park / Brevard County
Hi everyone, it's mystery bird time again.

Recently at Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral, I took some photos of a
dowitcher, but even despite consulting some pretty detailed "how to tell"
sources, I cannot determine which dowitcher species it is. The following
link will take you to all 11 photos I have of the bird. If anyone would
like to take a crack at it, and let all of us know what and why it's
whichever species, I'd appreciate it.

Sibley (and others) say Short-billed prefer beaches, but that it isn't a
slam-dunk. I tried looking at loral angle and other subtle clues, but I
just don't have enough experience yet.

http://s810.photobucket.com/user/CJSF/library/Mystery%20Dowitcher

Thanks!

Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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Date: 5/7/16 5:20 am
From: Earl Horn <earl_horn...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Short-tailed Hawk CR48 Wet Field Lake Co 05/06/2016
I spent about an hour scanning the wet field on CR48 in Lake County just
east of Astatula. There were a lot of nice birds including a light adult
Short-tailed Hawk. There were four Wilson Snipe which are a little late to
be still hanging around. Complete list can be seen here in eBird
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29439910

Earl Horn (Bud)
Mt Dora, Fl
Lake County

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Date: 5/6/16 1:38 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Lake Apopa North Shore Drive, Orange County
We had 40+ species on the drive today.
I am listing some below:

Herons: Black-crowned Night-Heron, Green, (many), Tricolored, Great Blue, Little Blue (in many plumages)
Egrets: Cattle, Great, Snowy
Ibis: White, Glossy
Gallinule: Common( with chicks of different ages), Purple
Coot: American
Dove: White-winged, Mourning, Eurasian Collared-Dove and Common Ground-Dove

BOBOLINK was my bird-of-the-day.
LEAST BITTERN - we saw 2 in separate areas (no pictures)
Pied-billed Grebe with chick was a surprise.

Ospreys were everywhere - only other Raptor was a single Swallow-tailed Kite.
A couple of pictures from today:




Male Bobolink Male Bobolink




Pied-billed Grebe with chick - only shot I got before they disappeared.

Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!

Alice Horst
Marion County, Fl.
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Date: 5/6/16 1:22 pm
From: Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bahama Mockingbird @ Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Broward
Just came across this post on the Tropical Audubon bird board:

http://www.tropicalaudubon.org/blog/bird-board/bahama-mockingbird-at-hugh-taylor-birch-state-park-broward-

Cheers,
Rangel Diaz
Miami-Dade

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Date: 5/6/16 8:45 am
From: Drew Fulton <drew...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park - Upland Sandpiper
I just returned from a morning of birding at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa. As we were leaving the hammock, an Upland Sandpiper landed on the roof of one of the picnic table pavilions by the bathroom at the south entrance to the hammock trail. The bird offered incredible views on the roof for about 60 seconds before taking off again and heading south over the sea grapes and palms of the back dunes. We didn’t see it land and were unable to relocate the bird after a few minutes of looking. The bird was very erratic like it had just landed from a long distance migration and didn’t know where to go.

In the hammock itself, American Redstarts and Blackpoll Warblers dominated with a small number of Black and White Warblers, a couple Common Yellowthroats, a Northern Parula, and a singing, but unseen, Cape May Warbler. A couple of the American Redstarts were also singing.

Keep an eye out if you are in the area.

Best,
Drew

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Orlando, FL (temporarily in Indialantic, FL)
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Date: 5/6/16 7:32 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
I am writing once again to post an opportunity to participate in a Citizens
Science Project that involves recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs. I
am interested in 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. All
you need 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. There is also a link to the map with last
year’s results based on recordings from many volunteers.



http://www.anselm.edu/homepage/jpitocch/ornithology/MOWAmapper/MOWASongmapper.html



Please send song recordings 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: 5/5/16 8:09 pm
From: Thomas Lee <tlee8...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Ruff seen again at Marl Bed Flats 5/5/2016
The Ruff first sighted at Lake Jesup Marl Bed Flats by Scott Simmons on May 3 was relocated today in the southeast region of the flats at Lat 28.729975 N and Long 81.236928 W.

Tom Lee
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Date: 5/5/16 7:49 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Marion County
May 5, 2016
I was birding in Marion County searching for the Mississippi Kites that I had seen in the area recently. I did not see them in the usual area, although I saw American Crows, Turkey and Black Vultures, 1 Osprey with a fish and then 2 Osprey flying, Great-crested Flycatchers, Pileated Woodpecker,Blue Jay and Northern Cardinals and Tufted Titmouse
As I was pulling back on to 441 near cr42, I saw 2 MIKIs flying close to some tree tops. I tried to find them, but I couldn’t.
Then when I was stopped at the light at 441 and cr42 I saw the strangest bird flying across 441.
My first impression was that of an Osprey, as the bird showed very white in the blue sky. While I was still sitting at the light the very white bird flew across the intersection and I got my binoculars on him. I saw NO markings on any part of the white bird except for “window panes” underneath the wings.
I assume this was a Red-shouldered Hawk of very light color because of translucence in the wings. The size of the bird seemed to fit with a Red-shouldered hawk, although it seemed to be flapping more than a usual Red-shouldered. Perhaps it was a leucistic bird?
I have never seen anything like it before and I didn’t have time to chase that bird today.

Maybe someone else will see this bird in the Marion County area. I wish I could have gotten a picture, it was so unusual!

I am still trying to locate MIKI or STKI nest, which I will report to
Every day is a great day to go birding.

Alice Horst
Marion County, Florida
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Date: 5/5/16 6:30 pm
From: EDDIE RIZER <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 5/5/16
Hello Birders.
Out to Circle B Bar Reserve this morning from 7 till noon, It was a
beautiful morning and I was pleasantly surprised to find some good migrants
Best Birds: 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, 4 INDIGO BUNTINGS, 4 BLUE
GROSBEAKS, 3 EASTERN KINGBIRDS, PALM WARBLERS, 2 NORTHERN PARULA,
WHITE-EYED VIREO, TUFTED TITMOUSE, 2 ROSEATE SPOONBILLS, SOLITARY
SANDPIPER, 4 BALD EAGLES, AMERICAN KESTREL. Also Sandhill Cranes, Wood
Storks, Glossy Ibis, Meadowlarks and the usual waders and such.
Parking at the first picnic table just past the entrance I walked West
on Windmill Whisper Trail. it's about 300 yards to the Windmill where you
take Wading Bird Way to the left; I saw a family of pigs near the windmill
and on the walk down Wading Bird Way a Solitary Sandpiper.
At the end of the marsh the trail meets Eagles Ridge to the left but I
went right on the Fraser Trail connector where I found the Blue Grosbeaks
near this intersection. About 200 yards to the West there's a stand of
Scrub Oaks and the ones closest to the trail are covered with grape vines;
here I found the Indigo Buntings, Eastern Kingbirds and the 2 Yellow-billed
Cuckoos and also watched an Eagle steal a fish from an Osprey. It's the
first time I've ever found anything noteworthy at this location; the first
Eastern Kingbirds I've seen at Circle B and the first time I've seen 2
Cuckoos together, one Cuckoo was hawking insects like a Flycatcher. On the
walk out I saw the Bobcat, always a thrill, near the windmill.
Down Heron Hideout, past the intersection, past the spillway on the
left where the willows start White-eyed Vireos have built a nest very
close to the trail in the willow, low 2 feet above the water.
There were lots of butterflies along Windmill Whisper and up on the
Fraser Trail connector. Good Birding and God Bless.


Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 5/5/16 3:27 pm
From: Jeff Hooks <jeff.hooks...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Scarlet Tanager and Rose-breasted Grosbeak Fort De Soto Pinellas
Cinco de Mayo
a Scarlet Tanager gnaws
a ripe mulberry

Cinco de Mayo
a Rose-breasted Grosbeak bites
a tender green shoot

--
Jeff Hooks
St. Petersburg, FL
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Date: 5/5/16 8:56 am
From: James Stevenson <JSTEVENSON...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Leucistic American Crow
 

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Date: 5/4/16 6:12 pm
From: Mic McCarty <mcmic40...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pink Gull Photo
Here's the photo--Third try.

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Date: 5/4/16 6:04 pm
From: Mic McCarty <mcmic40...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pink Gull Cedar Key
This weekend the Tampa Audubon Society did a bird outing at Cedar Key,
Florida. We saw and I photographed a sea gull with strong pink hues.
For further information, we spotted the bird north of the eBird
hotspot "Cedar Key--No. 4 Bridge & Fishing Pier."

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Date: 5/4/16 10:38 am
From: Robert Bowden <rr_bowden...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: mystery sandpiper / Orange County
I think private messaging may be taking away from some of the benefits this listserv offers. If someone posts a reply of "Looks like a Lesser Yellowlegs to me," then a private message could be warranted, especially if public messages already have said the same. However, if key field marks are specified or a paragraph written out in explanation, I think CCing the list should be the go-to choice. I know that public identification discussions benefited me greatly when I was a new birder.

Robert Bowden
Gainesville, FL

Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 09:09:12 -0400
From: <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: mystery sandpiper / Orange County
To: <BRDBRAIN...>

OK, seems that Lesser Yellowlegs is the consensus, with good reasoning. Thanks everyone!
Christopher FerroMelbourne/Brevard Countylonelybirder.wordpress.com

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Date: 5/4/16 6:09 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: mystery sandpiper / Orange County
OK, seems that Lesser Yellowlegs is the consensus, with good reasoning.
Thanks everyone!

Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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Date: 5/4/16 5:39 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: mystery sandpiper / Orange County
Hello, 'Brainers. A friend of mine took these photos last week here in
central Florida. The reddish legs are throwing me off, otherwise I would
say this is a Lesser Yellowlegs. But I am not sure. What do you think? Can
Lesser Yellowlegs have orange-red legs?

I have a 3rd photo that shows the upper tail feathers, if that is necessary.

Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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Date: 5/3/16 7:33 pm
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] CUBAN VIREO - Fort Zachary Taylor Historic SP, Key West - 4/22/2016 - Video Post
Hi All,

Thought some might enjoy handheld phonescoped video clips and video still frames of The CUBAN VIREO recently in Key West and taken on 4/22. There is one short clip of the bird vocalizing (please turn the volume up to hear the bird) which is only on my Box site.

I wish that the THICK-BILLED VIREO out on the Barrier Island Nature Trail at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Broward County had posed so well much earlier in the day, but that did not diminish my sincere gratitude that the Thick-billed showed up in such a timely manner, or at all. I hope many folks are or were able to capture even better video footage of The CUBAN VIREO. Stunning still photos are always amazing, but there's a lot of the life of a bird to be captured via video, even in this rudimentary form!

Thanks again Florida!

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Coordinates: 24.546859,-81.808516
GPS: N 24 32.812 W 81 48.511
---
Handheld phonescoped video clips and still frames
(iPhone 5/Nikon Fieldscope 25-75x82mm ED Angled, with 30x/50x wide-angle as well)

of The Vireo can be downloaded from the

042216 CUBAN VIREO Fort Zachary Taylor Historic SP Key West FL

folder on my Box site at:
https://app.box.com/shared/2yxtdkm3ta
Video quality should be best when viewing the actual video files (MOV files) there as Flickr or eBird, etc., may downsample video quality a bit during upload processing. The entire folder can be downloaded or just individual files may be.
---
All also easily available on Flickr at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/50282116@N04/
---
Handheld phonescoped video and still frames may be best viewed on a large screen.
---
A quick and easy view of some of the video still frames of the The Vireo can be had via the eBird checklist as well:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29259273
---
Information concerning how to use Apple MOV movie files can be read in my MOV Video File How-To.txt available at:
http://www.box.com/s/ojj2lap6sayrj83n9zzx
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Some of the video files on the site can be a bit large and may take some minutes to download if you don't have high-speed internet access, but it may be best to download them to your desktop or somewhere on your computer before running them in QuickTime. That way they may run faster and you can keep them if you like them too. Being handheld and usually at a very high magnification they can sometimes get a little jittery, but they are still worth a look, especially since you can drag through frame by frame in QuickTime and pause the video on the best parts, playing at half speed in QuickTime can also be a good idea.
---

Good Birding All,

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Date: 5/3/16 12:50 pm
From: Scott Simmons <simmonsphoto...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Ruff at Marl Bed Flats, 5/3/2016 (Seminole Co)
Hello all,

This morning I found a Ruff at Marl Bed Flats. It was in the grasses just
north of Lake Jesup. It was with several yellowlegs, Black-necked Stilts
and perhaps 150+ Bobolinks.

Happy birding!

Scott Simmons
Winter Park, FL

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Date: 5/3/16 10:39 am
From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach(Brevard)
A tiny bit of rain helped to put down a few warblers at Lori Wilson this morning. Migrating species and numbers have definitely been on the decline this year in our part of the state, so a number of birders were pleased to see around 80-100 birds in the Hammock this morning. Activity seemed to decrease by late morning and we could not, after several rounds of boardwalk, find warbler specie # 10. Greatest numbers seemed to be: American Redstart, Black and White, Blackpoll, and Black-throated Blue. Male and female of each of those species appeared and several first year male American Redstarts. There were several Northern Parula, and single Cape May, Common Yellowthroat, Prairie and Ovenbird.

Tom spotted a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. There was no sign of the Black-whiskered Vireo which was seen for 11 days; I don’t think anyone spotted it after Saturday. This bird is a fairly regular visitor to the Hammock and I’ve seen it every couple of years since 2004. There were two birds in 2014, while in 2013 one stayed for 13 days.

Phyllis Mansfield,
Cocoa Beach, FL
Every Day a New Adventure

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Date: 5/3/16 10:28 am
From: william haddad <photobill9...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Good birding at Turkey Creek this morning

The rain and wind brought a good number of migrants down but not a great number of species’
Saw a FOY Rose breasted Grosbeak and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Warblers seen:

1. Amer. Redstart (14) most I’ve seen there in one morning – seen in six places.
2. Back-throated Blue (9) – many females
3. Blackpoll (4)
4. Cape May (5)
5. Black and White (3)
6. Oven bird (3)
7. Common Yellowthroat (1)
8. No. Parula (5)

The Parula young which I had been hearing at the beginning of the tree house section of the wide boardwalk have hatched and were flying around. Three Peacocks walked through the sanctuary parking lot – probably from close housing developments east of there. Heard only – Great-crested Flycatcher, Downy and Red-bellied Woodpecker. Also saw about seven common species of nonmigrants and many butterflies including both sexes of the less common Julia.

Bill Haddad
Palm Bay, Fl.
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Date: 5/3/16 7:48 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Tern ID help / Ft. De Soto / Pinellas County
Based on the evidence and validated by a good consensus, I'm calling this a
Common Tern. Thank you to everyone that weighed in!

Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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>
> *From:* Christopher Ferro [mailto:<lonelybirder43...>]
> *Sent:* Monday, May 02, 2016 6:56 AM
> *Subject:* Tern ID help / Ft. De Soto / Pinellas County
>
>
>
> Hello, 'Brainers.
>
>
>
> Would anyone help confirm the ID of this tern I saw two weekends ago at
> Fr. De Soto? Based on the plumage cues, I had it as Common Tern (short
> legs, primaries longer than tail, etc.). Is this correct, or is this a
> transitioning Forster's? The partial cap v. "ear" patch makes me still
> think Common, but some of you are much better with tern ID than I am.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Christopher Ferro
>
> Melbourne/Brevard County
>
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Date: 5/3/16 7:15 am
From: Janice <janiskay...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Unidentifiable wader
Terrible picture sent to me for an ID from a friend that volunteers for Flamingo Gardens. The pink legs are throwing me off. Any ideas or thought would be appreciated.


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Date: 5/3/16 6:15 am
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black Skimmer Pair, West Pasco

Hello,

After sunset at the Cool Springs Pkwy pond two Black Skimmers that had been fishing on the pond settled down on a small flat. The larger, male, had a fish and preceded to present it to the female. After much encouragement the female accepted the fish. I assume this is a mating ritual and could mean a nearby nesting attempt. Although inland, there are numerous new retention ponds and sand bars for a nesting attempt.

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Date: 5/2/16 8:54 am
From: Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tail Kite
Thank you everyone. Now that it has been said, it does look like a katydid. Thank you for the compliment on my photo.
I do forget to sign out, my apologies.
Hope to participate in next years birdbrain list. Have a nice summer.

Dorothy Dunlap
Ocala, Fl.

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Date: 5/2/16 8:26 am
From: Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tail Kite
This photo of this swallow tail was taken yesterday. He/she has something in its beak, Can anyone ID the something?
I have tried, and cannot identify it. Thank you in advance.

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Date: 5/2/16 6:12 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Tern ID help / Ft. De Soto / Pinellas County
So far I have several people saying it is a Common Tern, based on legs,
carpal bar, and apparent tail length. One person says Forster's, saying the
legs would be even shorter for Common and the black bill is diagnostic in
this plumage. I'll see what some more people have to say. Thanks to those
who've pitched in so far.

Such fun!

Christopher

Melbourne/Brevard County
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On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Torres, Roberto (RER) <torrero...>
> wrote:

> Notice the dark bar on the wing. This is diagnostic for Common Tern in
> this plumage. While this bird has an all black bill, it will start getting
> some red in the coming weeks. I can also see that this bird has a short
> tail, which is another field mark for Common.
>
>
>
> Hope this helps,
>
>
>
> Roberto
>
> Miami-Dade
>
>
>
> *From:* Birdbrains - Florida Birds/Natural History [mailto:
> <BRDBRAIN...>] *On Behalf Of *Christopher Ferro
> *Sent:* Monday, May 02, 2016 6:56 AM
> *To:* <BRDBRAIN...>
> *Subject:* [BRDBRAIN] Tern ID help / Ft. De Soto / Pinellas County
>
>
>
> Hello, 'Brainers.
>
>
>
> Would anyone help confirm the ID of this tern I saw two weekends ago at
> Fr. De Soto? Based on the plumage cues, I had it as Common Tern (short
> legs, primaries longer than tail, etc.). Is this correct, or is this a
> transitioning Forster's? The partial cap v. "ear" patch makes me still
> think Common, but some of you are much better with tern ID than I am.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Christopher Ferro
>
> Melbourne/Brevard County
>
> lonelybirder.wordpress.com
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Date: 5/2/16 3:55 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Tern ID help / Ft. De Soto / Pinellas County
Hello, 'Brainers.

Would anyone help confirm the ID of this tern I saw two weekends ago at Fr.
De Soto? Based on the plumage cues, I had it as Common Tern (short legs,
primaries longer than tail, etc.). Is this correct, or is this a
transitioning Forster's? The partial cap v. "ear" patch makes me still
think Common, but some of you are much better with tern ID than I am.

Thanks,
Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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Date: 5/2/16 2:49 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] What is this birds name? Warbler ID Please ?‏
Hello Fellow Birders,

Can Anyone Please tell me what Warbler this might Be ? I was trying to post these pictures to
Birdbrain but was having trouble doing it . Hopefully this will now attach to the post. I was hoping that someone might be able to help figure this one out ? This seems to be a tough one! If there is no pictures here then perhaps someone can explain how to attach them on to a post is done now ? The system to attach them seems to have changed ?

Thanks,

Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach ,FL


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Date: 5/1/16 9:35 pm
From: Kathy Greider <hhibirder...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Miami area RFIe
Nature is Awesome is a wonderful bird/nature guide service. Angel and
Mariel are young and eager well trained naturalists.

The only pronlem is next week they will be leading tours in OH 1st The
Biggest Birding Week. Try to use them when your son starts school.

Check out their website and Facebook.

Have fun
On May 1, 2016 4:30 PM, "Cindy Ahern" <songbird5212...> wrote:

Hello BirdBrainers!

I will be visiting Miami for a few days next weekend. I will have exactly
ONE day for birding, plus a few hours at U of Miami campus while my son
visits Frost Music School. I am most interested in S. Florida specialties
that are not regularly seen north of the Everglades.

Your recommendations are welcome and appreciated, thanks in advance!

Cindy Ahern
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Ocala, FL


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Date: 5/1/16 4:41 pm
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bobolinks, West Pasco

Hello,

This afternoon while slogging through a marsh area at the Starkey Ranch Development I found several groups of Bobolinks. They were well hidden and feeding on the seed buds of the Hardstem Bulrush (schoenoplectus acutus - my best guess at plant ID), that dominates several created marshes there. Estimated a total of 300 in 3 different groups I saw.

Kenneth F Tracey
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Date: 5/1/16 1:11 pm
From: Cindy Ahern <songbird5212...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Miami area RFI
Hello BirdBrainers!

I will be visiting Miami for a few days next weekend. I will have exactly ONE day for birding, plus a few hours at U of Miami campus while my son visits Frost Music School. I am most interested in S. Florida specialties that are not regularly seen north of the Everglades.

Your recommendations are welcome and appreciated, thanks in advance!

Cindy Ahern
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Ocala, FL



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Date: 5/1/16 7:27 am
From: Randy Harrod <0000004b5d20dc06-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Celery fields. Shiny cowbird
Refound shiny cowbird this morning about 10 am. Bird along with 3 male bh cowbirds flew up and landed on west side of mound. Was able to photograph bird before
The group then flew north along mound

Randy Harrod
St Pete. Pinellas county fl

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Date: 4/30/16 6:58 pm
From: Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi kite
There were two Mississippi Kites soaring around at the Ocala East Village. Beautiful site.

Dorothy Dunlap
Ocala, Fl.

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Date: 4/30/16 6:33 pm
From: Gloria <gloria...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black-whispered Vireo
After reading Tom's posting, I hurried to Lori Wilson. I had no idea what a
gumbo tree looked like. Thankfully there were 2 members of the Seminole
Audubon club on the boardwalk. They were watching a redstart and a
blackburian - but HAD seen the vireo earlier. They took me to the gumbo
tree. A dark mahogany shiny red. Perhaps, 20 feet from the boardwalk. I saw
it in a minute! And watched it flit around for ten minutes. Even peeled a
little bit of bark off. Great views! A lifer!

Then, headed North on A1A and stopped at Motel 6. More "poop" marks on the
asphalt parking lot - still not that many birds. No babies. Still waiting
for our job to begin of putting baby Least Terns back on the roof.

Gloria LeBlanc
Indialantic


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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black-whispered Vireo

The vireo is present at Lori
Wilson Park. Another birder saw it earlier and photographed it. I'm not
sure of his name, but his assistance is greatly appreciated.
Tom Ledford
Indialantic, FL

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Date: 4/30/16 3:36 pm
From: Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Possible Caribbean Martin, Fort Zachary Taylor Key West
I am not familiar with the species but just got this eBird rarity alert.
The photographed bird by Lee Dunn definitely has a clear demarcation
between the breast and the clean white belly. I think I need to move
further south.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29282003

Cheers,
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Date: 4/30/16 5:56 am
From: Tom <tledford1207...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black-whispered Vireo
The vireo is present at Lori
Wilson Park. Another birder saw it earlier and photographed it. I'm not sure of his name, but his assistance is greatly appreciated.
Tom Ledford
Indialantic, FL

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Date: 4/29/16 8:21 pm
From: Dale Goebel <sheirah11...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pasco County eBird Report - Cool Springs Retention Pond, Apr 29, 2016
Hi All,

This is the retention pond Ken Tracey brought to our attention. I stopped there on my way home and so enjoyed watching the Sandhill Cranes, Roseate Spoonbills, Lesser Yellow-legs and Black-necked Stilt coming into roost for the night in this neighborhood retention pond. There are pics in eBird. I also enjoyed watching 3 Common Nighthawks feeding. One came down about eye level and about 20 feet from me. Fun to watch and listen to.

Happy birding,
Dale

S. Dale Goebel
Dunedin, FL

Cool Springs Retention Pond, Pasco, Florida, US Apr 29, 2016 7:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Protocol: Historical
1.0 ac
0.0 mile(s)
Comments: I was birding on my way home from work after seeing on BB about this hot spot.
15 species (+2 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 12 Fly over
Mallard x Mottled Duck (hybrid) 32 Evening roost.
Wood Stork 4
Great Egret 1
Little Blue Heron 1
Roseate Spoonbill 24 Adults and juveniles
Limpkin 2
Sandhill Crane 43 This was obviously an evening roost. I watched as crane after crane flew in for the night.
Black-necked Stilt 6
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Stilt Sandpiper 4
Least Sandpiper 8
White-rumped Sandpiper 1 Pleased to find this White-rumped Sandpiper
peep sp. 12 Not sure the ID on these.
Common Nighthawk 3
Chimney Swift 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1 Heard only

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29293159

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

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Date: 4/29/16 6:12 pm
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow - 3 Lakes WMA 4-29-16
Every year I like checking on the status of the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow. I go to 3 Lakes WMA.. I got to talking to the biologist there this morning. They told me they may have the Sparrow in a stable situation now. Not really going up or down in numbers. They still don't have an answer as to why the bird's numbers were going down. I just hope that we will get some kind of positive data with numbers going up in the future. It appears that a lot of the Florida Grasshopper Sparrows have already gone to nesting at the present time..

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26624064642

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26445933760

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26719980075

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/26718185255

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard

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Date: 4/29/16 3:46 pm
From: Jim Swarr <jhschwarr...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kites-Nesting in our yard-Melrose, FL
Yesterday Joyce King heard a Kite during our breakfast on the porch. She
then found a MX Kite in a tree in our front yard. I then saw a MX Kite
with a 7" stick in beak flying. Later we saw one in a large tree in front
yard, and she saw it break a twig and fly.

Today, Ap. 20 she saw two MS Kites flying into a tall Sweet Gi, Tree om
our yard. The vegetation is too think to see the nest.

We are in Bradford County. If you want to see the kites, call us
at home, 352-475-1999

Happy Birding.

--
Jim Swarr, Melrose, FL

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Date: 4/29/16 11:51 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite Marion County, FL
Had 1 MIKI soaring away from me in Summerfield, Marion County around noon.








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Date: 4/29/16 11:18 am
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Singing Marsh Wren, West Pasco

Hello,

I was on the closed down old Timber Oaks golf course. I went in on the west side; no "No Trespass" signs yet on this Pasco County owned property! The large pond had several Common Gallinule, Mallard Ducks, and two Redheads. At the north end of the pond a Marsh Wren was singing loudly. The photos show a very plain male, not reddish as I would expect. This bird appears more like the coloring of the coastal Marian's Marsh Wrens which started singing a week ago?.

Kenneth F Tracey
<kftracey...>
New Port Richey FL


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Date: 4/29/16 8:39 am
From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson, Cocoa Beach(Brevard)
If it’s the same BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO, this makes day # 10 for it in the Hammock at Lori Wilson! I’ve never had one stay longer than 10 days. Kitty, Rachel, Al and I all had great looks and bird was singing. Later Audrey and Paula had the bird in Gumbo Limbo and a bit west of that tree.

Few other migrants today: Ovenbird, Black and White, American Redstart(2-with 1 first year male), and Black-throated Blue.

Phyllis Mansfield,
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Date: 4/29/16 6:56 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Odd pink-billed sandpiper, Fort De Soto
My dad and I went out to Fort De Soto yesterday, in a (successful) attempt to get him his biggest nemesis bird - Northern Waterthrush. Up in the lagoons at the north end of North Beach, I saw a very odd sandpiper. Unfortunately it ran out of sight behind some grass before we were able to get a photo, but I wanted to at least post something about it here in case it is a genuine rarity, so maybe someone else can go look for it.Its general body shape was basically Willet-like, but it seemed to be a little bigger. (It was hanging out with a mixed group of WIllets and Marbled Godwits, and it was closer in size to the Willets - much smaller than the Marbleds.) What caught my attention was that the first third or so of its bill (going from base to tip) was pink. The upperparts were dark mottled gray, and the belly was basically white with some dark mottling on the flanks. There was no buff coloration at all. I also very briefly noticed (before it ran away) that the back end of the bird was solid black, but it happened so quickly that I'm not sure if I was looking at black primaries or a black tail. I didn't notice the bill being distinctly upturned like a godwit. At the very least, it wasn't as obious as on a Marbled.So that's that. The bird really didn't look like a typical Willet or any kind of godwit, but I'm stumped because there just aren't that many sandpipers with extensive pink on the bill. (Dowitchers, of course, have a little at the very base, but this was much more extensive, and the bird was much bigger.) My gut feeling is that it was probably just some weird aberrant Willet, but of course the first thought that crossed my mind when I saw the bill was, "The Bar-tailed Godwit came back!" LOL. But in any case, as heavily as Fort De Soto is birded, I feel like there's a good chance someone else will see it and know what it is.
Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

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Date: 4/28/16 6:07 pm
From: Sharon Dewart-Hansen <smdewarthansen...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Female Tropical Kingbird Returns to Sarasota


Last night she was aggressively "suggesting" that a crow leave the
parking lot. She is feisty!

Sharon Dewart-Hansen

Helena, MT

-----------------------------------------From: "Stu Wilson"
To:
Cc:
Sent: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:36:30 -0400
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Female Tropical Kingbird Returns to Sarasota

"Our" tenacious female Tropical Kingbird has returned to the parking
lot
behind Columbia Restaurant on St Armands Circle in Sarasota for the
4th
straight year (that we're aware of). She nested and produced 4, 3,
and 2
Tropical Kingbird x Gray Kingbird hybrid fledglings in 2013, 2014,
and
2015, respectively. Her 2013 exploits were the first confirmed case
of
Tropical Kingbird nesting east of the Mississippi River.

In the past several days, besides the usual Gray Kingbirds, she has
been
skirmishing with a Western Kingbird (sex unknown at present). When
she
arrived at the site on 24April, she was greeted with a just-completed
Gray
Kingbird nest (no eggs yet) in her original nesting tree. (Gray
Kingbirds
are regular nesting birds in Sarasota County, but Tropical and
Western
Kingbirds are both rarities.)

The annual spring kingbird soap opera continues here in Sarasota...

*************
Stu Wilson
Sarasota, FL USA
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Date: 4/28/16 4:36 pm
From: Stu Wilson <stuwilson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Female Tropical Kingbird Returns to Sarasota
"Our" tenacious female Tropical Kingbird has returned to the parking lot
behind Columbia Restaurant on St Armands Circle in Sarasota for the 4th
straight year (that we're aware of). She nested and produced 4, 3, and 2
Tropical Kingbird x Gray Kingbird hybrid fledglings in 2013, 2014, and
2015, respectively. Her 2013 exploits were the first confirmed case of
Tropical Kingbird nesting east of the Mississippi River.

In the past several days, besides the usual Gray Kingbirds, she has been
skirmishing with a Western Kingbird (sex unknown at present). When she
arrived at the site on 24April, she was greeted with a just-completed Gray
Kingbird nest (no eggs yet) in her original nesting tree. (Gray Kingbirds
are regular nesting birds in Sarasota County, but Tropical and Western
Kingbirds are both rarities.)

The annual spring kingbird soap opera continues here in Sarasota...


*************
Stu Wilson
Sarasota, FL USA
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Date: 4/28/16 12:15 pm
From: EDDIE RIZER <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bobolink at Circle B Bar
Hello Birders.
Out to Circle B Bar Reserve Southeast of Lakeland this morning from 7
till 11. The migrants that wintered at the reserve have pretty much left
but I did manage to find a pair of Bobolinks. There were a few Sandhill
Cranes, Wood Storks and Black-bellied Whistling Duck and the usual waders
and such. Although the bird activity has sharply declined the butterflies
are on the increase. Good Birding and God Bless.

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 4/28/16 10:03 am
From: Danny Sauvageau <lee4138...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Gray-cheeked Thrush Ft Desoto
Gray-cheeked and Swainson's Thrush - Ft Desoto Park in Pinellas County, FL. Both thrushes in the same frame! (Not really) I photoshopped these two thrushes so you can see the differences. They were both together under the same tree just feet from each other though. I have seen a couple Gray-cheeked before, but did not have a definitive photo before. Overall a slow day.......Other highlights Wood Thrush, Worm Eater Warbler, Scarlet Tanager and Indigo Bunting.

If there are any experts that can rule out Bicknell's Thrush........I have plenty of other photos!

Danny Sauvageau
St Petersburg, FL

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Date: 4/28/16 7:19 am
From: Thomas Lee <tlee8...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] No Kirtland's Wabler
Hi Florida Birders, I’m sorry to say that there have been no more sightings of the Kirtland’s Warbler on my property as of 10:00 am this morning. I believe the bird is well on its way back to Michigan as the southerly winds continue. However, I’ll keep looking and if located I’ll post right away. If no post then no show.

If was a fun day yesterday. Good birding to all,

Tom Lee
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Date: 4/28/16 7:03 am
From: Margaret Cady <wcady3...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] MULBERRY TREES
We have three mulberry trees in our yard. This is the second year that they are loaded with berries. The native tree is very tall and has the largest berries. This is its first year with a heavy berry crop. We planted it three years ago. The other native berry tree is ever barring and has several crops each year. It is not very tall but very fat and the berries are smaller. I think this size berry is best for small birds. The third tree is not native, it was the first we planted about 6 years ago. It was bare root and has taken a long time to get established. I think native trees are the best (no kidding) and the ever bearing grows the fastest and needs a largest amount of space to grow. Don’t plant one where you park cars, as some berries fall down when they are ripe. We live in Clermont and bought the native trees here. Cat birds love them, cedar waxwings come all day long in flocks. Wish I could sit out there and have a big sit day.We are getting more species of warblers and other migrating birds this year. Margaret Cady

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Date: 4/28/16 5:45 am
From: Allan Stern <00000014b7b0d186-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Beautiful Green Heron on my dock.



Beautiful Green Heron on my dock.


Satellite Beach, Florida, 27 April 2016.

>
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Date: 4/27/16 4:17 pm
From: Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi kite
My first siting of a Mississippi kite soaring over Ocala West Villas. Hope I can get a good photo. Thanks for the alerts.

Dorothy Dunlap
Ocala, Fl.

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Date: 4/27/16 1:20 pm
From: Thomas Lee <tlee8...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Additional pictures of the Kirtland's Warbler
Hi again Birders,

Additional pictures of the Kirtland’s Warbler can be seen with my ebird posting: Check List # S29239008

Tom Lee

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Date: 4/27/16 1:01 pm
From: Thomas Lee <tlee8...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Kirkland's Warbler not relocated
Hello Birders,

I’m sorry to say that the Kirkland’s Warbler has not been relocated since about 10:30am this morning. I’m afraid it’s continuing its journey. If I do see again I’ll post a message right away.

Tom Lee
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Date: 4/27/16 11:20 am
From: Fred Hileman <fredleeh...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kites
Mississippi Kites are back today and are checking out the tree where they nested last year. Good to see.

Fred Hileman, Dunnellon, FL

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Date: 4/27/16 10:13 am
From: Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Kirtland's Warbler, New Smyrna 4/27/16
Just saw this pop up:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29239008

Good luck to those chasing!

Cheers,
Rangel Diaz
Miami-Dade

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Date: 4/27/16 9:20 am
From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sanibel, Lee Co - Little Blue
Hi, France and all -

Several of us in Gainesville were wondering about a similar Little Blue. We
consulted a wading bird specialist at the University, and the answer seems
to be - assuming that I understood him correctly - that this bird's
hormones were not in synch with its molt. The molt started before the
hormones kicked in. So it molted in some new feathers before the hormones
took effect, causing it to have an immature white plume on its nape rather
than an adult blue one, and more white plumage in general. But now the
hormones have taken effect, and it has bare parts characteristics of an
adult bird in breeding condition, like the intense blue facial skin and
bill base, legs that are black instead of yellow-green, and eyes that are
olive-green instead of yellow (some breeding-condition Little Blues have
nearly black eyes).

Steve Howell touches on this briefly in *Molt in North American Birds:*
"...the physiological processes that govern feather pigmentation and molt
timing are independent....Basically, what this means is that if a molt
occurs a little late or early, or if the hormones controlling pigmentation
kick in a little late or early, then colors and patterns different from the
typical ones might be produced."

Rex Rowan
Gainesville

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:50 AM, France <
<00000006c8bbe2de-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Good Morning Bird Folks;
>
> I had an interesting walk this morning - then again, every time I get to
> go birding makes for an interesting day! I walked the Pond Apple Trail and
> found an Ovenbird along the trail - always a nice surprise, then I saw a
> Little Blue Heron which looked odd to me - it had a pale yellow undertone
> neck, it had a white body with some blue spots but the bill is what was
> interesting because it was bright blue as if in a breeding stage - just
> odd....your thoughts?
>
> Then I made a quick stop at the Lighthouse just in case some migrants flew
> in, I ended up seeing a Cape May Warbler and a Common Yellow-throat in an
> uncommon location. Also, someone mentioned a White-crowned Pigeon but no
> one could find it.
>
> Happy Birding,
> France Paulsen
> Sanibel, Florida
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Date: 4/27/16 7:56 am
From: Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Messages
Thank you all for answering my questions inquiring about my messages and my photos. I am new on this list. What a bunch of great people you are. I'm not computer savvy enough to make my photos smaller, but I will work on this when I go back up North next week. I was inquiring about Shrikes. I didn't realize at the time that Loggerheads also had hooked bills, but I looked them up on All about Birds at Cornell, and I am sure that is what I have a photo of at the Sand Key CP in Pinellas Co. I thought it was Northern Shrike. (rare in that area). I also have photos of that lone Common Loon on the Dunnedin Causeway, which I thought unusual for this time of year.
Once again, thanks to all. Hope to see that Mississippi Kite before I leave.

Dorothy Dunlap
Ocala, Fl.

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Date: 4/27/16 7:51 am
From: France <00000006c8bbe2de-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sanibel, Lee Co - Little Blue
Good Morning Bird Folks;
I had an interesting walk this morning - then again, every time I get to go birding makes for an interesting day! I walked the Pond Apple Trail and found an Ovenbird along the trail - always a nice surprise, then I saw a Little Blue Heron which looked odd to me - it had a pale yellow undertone neck, it had a white body with some blue spots but the bill is what was interesting because it was bright blue as if in a breeding stage - just odd....your thoughts?
Then I made a quick stop at the Lighthouse just in case some migrants flew in, I ended up seeing a Cape May Warbler and a Common Yellow-throat in an uncommon location. Also,  someone mentioned a White-crowned Pigeon but no one could find it.
Happy Birding,France PaulsenSanibel, Florida

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Date: 4/27/16 7:22 am
From: william haddad <photobill9...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Magnolia Warbler at Turkey Creek this morning

Very slow at Turkey Creek Sanct. (Ft. Desoto has us beat). Only saw four warbler species but one was a FOY Magnolia Warbler in all its beautiful breeding plumage. Parula, Blackpoll and a number of redstarts were the only other ones. Had a possible Ovenbird before walkers chased it away. Good looks at a Manatee eating foliage on the banks of the creek, coming part way out of the water and working its way up the creek.

Bill Haddad
Palm Bay, Fl.

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Date: 4/27/16 7:00 am
From: Bill Argo <billargo...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Ft. De Soto Thrush - correction
oops, I was too fast on the trigger, I realized I had typed thrush in error just after I hit the send button. I should have said Veery.

Verry, verry sorry.

Thanks again,

Bill Argo
N. Ft. Myers (Lee County)

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Date: 4/27/16 6:53 am
From: Bill Argo <billargo...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Ft. De Soto Thrush
Good Morning all:

Took what I believe to be a gray-cheeked Thrush yesterday at the East Beach area of Fort De Soto. Can anyone (Bill, Bob) weigh-in on what might be the cause of the "split bill". Is this a birth-defect, a fight, a new variety of crossbill - ? Oh yes, and is this indeed a gray-cheeked?

Many thanks, best to all and good birding.!

Bill Argo
N. Ft. Myers (Lee County)


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Date: 4/27/16 6:37 am
From: EDDIE RIZER <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fort DeSoto 4/26/16
Hello Birders.
I joined my friends Walter Coleman and Dave Martin for a trip to Fort
D in St. Pete yesterday morning from 7 till 2 for a beautiful day of
birding and also saw fellow Birdbrainers Bob Landry and Wally Barns. First
stop was the North end of North Beach and then the Mulberry Tree and
Fountain area at the Bay Pier and then the East Beach picnic area.
Birds at North Beach: SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
WILSON'S PLOVER, SIMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, WILLET, REDDISH EGRET,
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER.
Best Birds at Bay Pier Mulberry Tree and fountain and East Beach:
Warblers : TENNESSEE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACKPOLL
AMERICAN REDSTART, CAPE MAY, HOODED, BLACK&WHITE, PALM. Also: BALTIMORE
ORIOLE, GRAY KINGBIRD, INDIGO BUNTING, SUMMER TANAGER, SCARLET TANAGER,
GRAY-CHEEKED, THRUSH SWANSON'S THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, VEERY, RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRD, MOTTLED DUCK, BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, SANDWICH TERN, ROYAL TARN,
BARN SWALLOW, CHIMNEY SWIFT and NANDAY PARAKEET.
At East Beach there was about 8-10 Chimney Swifts feeding over the bay
just off the beach, first time I recall seeing them over saltwater. Good
Birding and God Bless.


Ed Rizer
Winter Haven, Fl.

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Date: 4/27/16 3:46 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ever Ends ! 25-30 Plus Swallow-Tailed Kites ! Call It Absolutely Magic ! Just a Flock Of Birds ! Now Appearing at Central Park, Ormond ! Volusia County ! The Ultimate Sublime Flying Creatures of th
Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ever Ends ! 25-30 Plus Swallow-Tailed Kites ! Call It Absolutely Magic ! Just a Flock Of Birds ! Now Appearing at Central Park, Ormond ! Volusia County ! The Ultimate Sublime Flying Creatures of the Skies !
This evenings show at Central Park in Ormond was really quite superb & spectacular and had the feeling of sort of being early in the season for the number of SWTK 's that were seen as the high winds caused all the SWTK to fly seemingly everywhere in the Central Park area , at both lakes on Hand Ave and also on Fleming Ave and all around the surrounding areas as well.

At the very end as the sun set and well after all of a sudden out of nowhere a group of 25-30- Plus Swallow-Tailed Kites appeared and put on quite a show flying in their familiar Swallow-Tailed Kite Kettles going round and round ! They continued flying well after dark till after 8:15 PM ! Truly, Call It Absolutely Magic ! Indeed !


Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

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Date: 4/26/16 8:21 pm
From: Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] messages
Is anyone on this birdbrain list getting my messages. I send messages with photos and they get rejected. I wrote to the lestservor twice and have not received a reply. Can someone help me here? Thank you all in advance

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Date: 4/26/16 11:06 am
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] West Pasco Sandpipers

Hello,

At a small retention pond along Cool Spring Pkwy in back of the new Publix off Hwy 54, I found a good mix of sandpipers. My first inland Semipalmated Sandpipers of the spring, a White-rumped Sandpiper, Least, both yellowlegs, 6 Short-billed Dowitchers, 4 Black-necked Stilts.

Kenneth F Tracey
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New Port Richey

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Date: 4/26/16 6:57 am
From: Earl Horn <earl_horn...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite Mount Dora Lake County 04/25/2016
Yesterday afternoon I had an adult Mississippi Kite fly low over the trees
and houses in the neighborhood. Unfortunately it was flying too low to get a
picture.

Earl Horn
Mount Dora, Fl

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Date: 4/26/16 6:54 am
From: Earl Horn <earl_horn...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Southeast Leesburg 04/25/16
I had an appointment yesterday morning in Tavares and decided to do a run
through the BBA Leesburg East Block 6 even though it has already been
covered well. Found a few warblers: Blackpoll, Cape May, Prairie,
Black-and-white, Northern Parula, and Common Yellowthroat. A full list can
be seen here http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29216380

Earl Horn
Mount Dora, Fl

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Date: 4/25/16 8:58 pm
From: Doug.W <dwassme1...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Common loon Pinellas County
While camping at Ft De Soto, Pinellas County, Apr 3-9 , I observed 5 Common Loons together in Mullet Bayou. They were making a peculiar sound, calling to each other with one note calls that I had never heard before, as they were foraging. One of the birds was a male in breeding plumage. I suspect these were courtship sounds, and I expected that they would be gone very soon. I am surprised to hear that some are still around. Well, perhaps I shouldn’t be as Rex Rowan (Gainesville) usually lets us know when he sees flocks of common loons over Gainesville headed ENE or NE, presumably to stage before heading up north to breed.



Doug Wassmer (& Lilian Saul)

Tampa, FL



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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Common loon Pinellas County



On my way out to Caladesi Island SP at 0810 today I saw a COLO in winter plummage. Is this a late bird? I know they are being reported in Minnesota.



Tom Malone

Dunedin Florida





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Date: 4/24/2016 13:35 (GMT-05:00)

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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach, Brevard Co.



This is day # 6 that BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO has been in the Hammock at Lori Wilson Park. Again seen in the Gumbo Limbo Tree, along with a few warblers.



Warblers on the decrease this morning; no rain to set them down. Only 7 species seen today, and fewer birds of each species.



Phyllis Mansfield,

Cocoa Beach, FL

Every Day a New Adventure

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Date: 4/25/16 4:47 pm
From: Richard Cressman <w_ouzel...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Eagles out of the nest near East Lake Tampa
2 young Bald Eagles with their mom were on the soccer field at Mary Help of Christians Center today, apparently being trained to eat. The adult brought a fish and a snake for them to consume. Presumably, they came from the nest on the communication tower near the casino on the other side of East Lake.

Richard Cressman

Tampa FL


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Date: 4/25/16 2:33 pm
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Cuban Vireo
Carl Goodrich looked for several hours, without success, in Fort Zachary Taylor after the subject bird was not at its usual location. There were others there but no posting indicating the bird had been refound.

He also looked in indigenous park without success.

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Murray Gardler
Weeki Wachee, FL
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Date: 4/25/16 11:04 am
From: Rick Schofield <brdbrain...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Illegal access to Stormwater Treatment Area 2
As many of you may know, Flamingos were seen on the last day of field trips organized by the Audubon Society of the Everglades (ASE) to Stormwater Treatment Area 2. Water levels had been too high until recently but have dropped considerably therein providing a much more hospitable foraging habitat for these birds.

I need to point out that STA-2 is a restricted area with no public access except by specific arrangement with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Since the ASE field trip, some people have entered the property illegally. We are highly concerned that these rarities are left alone and not disturbed. The field trips that we have offered (and will continue to offer) are scheduled so to be spread out over specific dates and are timed so that we are out of the area when the birds prepare to roost for the night.

Law enforcement patrols have been stepped up to prevent unauthorized access to this sensitive area.

I hope that we can count on you all to spread the word that no one should consider violating the law by entering this area unless participating in an organized, authorized field trip such as those offered by ASE. ASE is working with SFWMD to possibly add field trip(s) in the near future.

Rick Schofield
Field Trip Chair
Audubon Society of the Everglades
West Palm Beach, FL


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Date: 4/25/16 10:27 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kites, Marion County
They are back!!!!
I got lucky while checking out the area where the MIKIs were last year.
I saw 3 soaring and then got picture of 1 eating “lunch”.

I will keep everyone informed.
YAHOO!



Mississippi Kite with “lunch”


After “lunch"

Alice Horst
Marion County, Fl.


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Date: 4/25/16 5:18 am
From: birdman6847 <birdman6847...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Common loon Pinellas County
On my way out to Caladesi Island SP at 0810 today I saw a COLO in winter plummage.  Is this a late bird?  I know they are being reported in Minnesota. 
Tom Malone Dunedin Florida 

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device-------- Original message --------From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> Date: 4/24/2016 13:35 (GMT-05:00) To: <BRDBRAIN...> Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach, Brevard Co.



This is day # 6 that BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO has been in the Hammock at Lori
Wilson Park. Again seen in the Gumbo Limbo Tree, along with a few
warblers.
 
Warblers on the decrease this morning; no rain to set them down.  Only
7 species seen today, and fewer birds of each species.
 
Phyllis Mansfield,
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Date: 4/24/16 10:35 am
From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach, Brevard Co.
This is day # 6 that BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO has been in the Hammock at Lori Wilson Park. Again seen in the Gumbo Limbo Tree, along with a few warblers.

Warblers on the decrease this morning; no rain to set them down. Only 7 species seen today, and fewer birds of each species.

Phyllis Mansfield,
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Date: 4/24/16 6:11 am
From: Kenneth F Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Long-billed Dowitchers, Zephyrhills

Hello,

Late yesterday evening I found 5 Long-billed Dowitchers still in the sunken retention pond in back of the Zephyr Commons shopping plaza in Zephyrhills. They are in almost full breeding plumage. Scope needed. A good mix of other sandpipers there also.

Kenneth F Tracey
<kftracey...>
New Port Richey FL


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Date: 4/23/16 6:17 pm
From: Will Johnson <willjohnson2000...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Vero Beach migrants
This morning in Vero Beach I walked outside in the morning to find flocks of hundreds of warblers flying low beneath the fog and fighting the west winds. I then proceeded to spend a little time in my neighborhood looking through overgrown, abandoned lots which ended up yielding 12 species (Ovenbird, Worm-Eating, Northern Waterthush, Black and White Warbler, Northern Parula, American Redstart, Cape May Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Palm Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Common Yellowthroat). I then biked up to the Riomar area of Vero Beach on the barrier island which is heavily wooded with oak and strangler fig trees where I found larger numbers of the species listed above as well as 2 new species of warbler (Black-Throated Green, and TENNESSEE!) which rounded off the day with 14 species of warblers. The warbler species and their numbers are listed below:

Warblers:
Ovenbird 15
Worm-Eating Warbler 10
Northern Waterthush 3
Black and White Warbler 30
Northern Parula 20
American Redstart 15
Cape May Warbler 50
Blackpoll Warbler 40
Black-Throated Blue Warbler 20
Palm Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 10
Common Yellowthroat 5
Black-Throated Green Warbler 3 (all adult males!)
Tennessee Warbler 1 (My first spring sighting in Indian River County! male)

Other Migrants:
Spotted Sandpiper 3 (calling flyovers)
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Barn Swallow 10
Purple Martin 1
Northern Rough-Winged Swallow 2 (probable pair)

I think that Indian River county has great migrant potential as evidenced by the numbers of warblers around today, but we need better birder coverage here!

Will Johnson
Vero Beach, FL
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Date: 4/23/16 5:16 pm
From: Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fort De Soto Park ( 23 Apr 2016 )
Good evening,

Though there were NOT lots of birds at the park today there WAS a nice
variety reported including E. Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern &
Gray Kingbird, Wood, Swainson's & Gray-cheeked Thrushes, Veery, Scarlet &
Summer Tanager, and 20 spp. of warblers (Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Northern
Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Black-&-white, Tennessee, Kentucky, Common
Yellowthroat, Hooded, American Redstart, Cape May, Northern Parula,
Magnolia, Yellow, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Palm, Yellow-throated,
Prairie & Black-throated Green.

Ron Smith
St. Pete, FL

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Date: 4/23/16 12:06 pm
From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Turkey Creek + Lori Wilson(Brevard)
To our delight a plethora of warblers awaited us at Turkey Creek Sanctuary this morning. The SCAS field trip led by Bill Haddad was an outstanding success; dozens of warblers were on the move in the Hammock. 9 species of warblers were seen, but many birds of several species, largest numbers include Cape May, Black and White, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue. Ovenbird was crossing and re-crossing trail on my way out. Always it’s a thrill seeing the Swallow-tailed Kites.

I stopped at Lori Wilson at 11:30 and am always amazed that with hundreds of cars in parking and hundreds of people on beach, the Hammock was mostly devoted to birders. There were 9 species of warblers seen today with many Cape May, Black and White, Black-throated Blue, American Redstart, and Blackpoll. A few Ovenbird were seen and Claire spotted the Worm-eating for me on way out. The BLACK-WHISKERED VIREO came in to the big Gumbo-limbo(west side of Hammock) at 1 pm for me, and seen afterwards by a few birders. ( If I needed it for a lifer I’d take a chair and sit looking at the Gumbo)!. The most unusual bird in the Hammock today was a male BOBOLINK, spotted by Ted, up high in an oak tree!

Phyllis Mansfield,
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Date: 4/23/16 10:40 am
From: william haddad <photobill9...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Excellent SCAS walk at Turkey Creek this a.m.
Based on reports on this coast the last couple of days, and results I had two days ago, I did not expect much for today’s bird walk. I should have known it would be good, when I had more birds in the parking lot than I had in my entire trip there two days ago. About 8 people showed up for the walk, most got some good birds in the parking lot and I did not start the hike into the sanctuary until about quarter to 8. Had two really large flocks in the sanct. and some action in other places. Warblers I got my binocs on, not counting possible repeats:

1. Parula (5), heard others in many places.
2. Prairie (1)
3. Blackpoll (5)
4. Cape May (9)
5. Palm (1)
6. Black-throated Blue (10), including one female
7. Am. Redstart (9)
8. Black and White (8)
9. Ovenbird (1) seen by a member of the group after the walk – sorry I can’t recall your name!

There were many close looks and everyone saw at least some of each species and one participants had two of the Warblers as life birds – always gratifying on a bird walk. Also seen:

1. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2. Swallow-tailed Kites
3. Carolina Wrens
4. Blue Jays
5. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
6. Red-bellied Woodpecker
7. Cardinals
8. Catbirds
9. Boat-tailed Grackle
10. Great Egret
11. Wood Stork
12. Black Vulture
13. Mourning Dove
14. Great-crested Flycatcher – heard these several times from the trails but I finally found one in the parking lot at the end of the walk. So the outing ended as it began, with some activity in the parking lot!

Bill Haddad
Palm Bay, Fl.
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Date: 4/23/16 10:39 am
From: Tom <tledford1207...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lori Wilson Park Vireo
Pretty good morning at Lori Wilson Park. Seven warbler species, plus the Black-whispered Vireo which is continuing at that location. The following warblers were seen at that location:
Black and White Warbler
N. Parula
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Blackpoll Warbler
American Redstart.

Tom Ledford
Indialantic, FL
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