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3/23/17 10:46 am Terry Witt <terrywitt...> [BRDBRAIN] Wilson's Warbler, Sedge Wren
3/23/17 8:25 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] Bay Care Pond Sandhill Crane / Pinellas County
3/23/17 4:05 am Joyce Stefancic <joycestefancic...> [BRDBRAIN] Apopka Anis
3/22/17 7:40 pm Linda Gammello <lindagammello...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] RFI - Anis @ Lake Apopka
3/22/17 6:51 pm Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] yellow-headed blackbird
3/22/17 2:39 pm Bob Snow <blsnow11...> [BRDBRAIN] Brown Thrasher photos.
3/22/17 2:24 pm parulablue <parulablue...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] RFI - Anis @ Lake Apopka
3/22/17 2:12 pm Joseph Cala <00000019a57cae15-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] RFI - Anis @ Lake Apopka
3/22/17 12:11 pm Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-headed blackbird
3/22/17 11:07 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Shore bird ID please
3/20/17 5:59 pm Dave Hoffman <Davehoffma...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tail Kites
3/20/17 4:36 pm Charlene Nelson <birdnird57...> [BRDBRAIN] Five Swallow Tailed Kites Citrus County
3/20/17 3:13 pm Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Identification Help - Hal Scott - 3-20-17
3/20/17 2:58 pm Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] Identification Help - Hal Scott - 3-20-17
3/20/17 2:48 pm Judy or Ray Smart <000000325294f8b2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
3/20/17 1:19 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Marion County -Bald Eagles on Mulberry Rec Trail
3/20/17 8:13 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] Pinellas County Brown Boobies Continue / Philippe Park
3/19/17 2:56 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County - Great horned Owl chick in nest on private property
3/19/17 1:56 pm Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...> [BRDBRAIN] Bananaquit continues @ North Shore Open Space Park 3/19/17
3/19/17 10:35 am Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Marshall Hampton post
3/19/17 10:33 am Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Marshall Hampton Reserve, 3/18
3/19/17 10:12 am john kendall <00000042d723377e-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Seawatch 3/19 Caspians & gulls moving, Parasitic Jaegers
3/18/17 7:46 pm Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Wako now open
3/18/17 3:05 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County Great horned Owl's nest with chicks
3/18/17 2:32 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County Bald Eagle's Nest
3/17/17 8:50 pm Jay R Cordeiro <Jay.Cordeiro...> [BRDBRAIN] More Free Wildlife Journals BIRDBRAIN
3/17/17 2:20 pm Kelley Harriss <kgharriss...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite
3/17/17 10:39 am William Haddad <photobill9...> [BRDBRAIN] Birds at Turkey Creek Sanctuary yesterday a.m, and a strange encounter with an Otter
3/17/17 8:46 am Mark Barriger <Mark8bud8...> [BRDBRAIN] Florida bound
3/16/17 11:19 am Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Glaucous Gull and Nelson's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
3/16/17 11:15 am Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Brewer's Blackbirds. DeLeon Springs. Volusia Co.
3/15/17 6:50 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagle's nest at Nichol's Cemetery, Sumter County
3/15/17 7:55 am Joyce Stefancic <joycestefancic...> [BRDBRAIN] Ducks
3/14/17 9:19 pm Lillian Kenney <00000065a8885ab9-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN]
3/14/17 5:39 pm Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve - Lots of spoonbills, etc.
3/14/17 3:32 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] GREAT NEWS from MULBERRY REC TRAIL Bald Eagles
3/14/17 1:24 pm DAWN CAMPBELL-CURRIE <0000005e81cf5274-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Viera Wetlands closed to vehicular traffic and Click Ponds open
3/14/17 10:46 am Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Vero (not Viera) Wetlands closed
3/14/17 8:37 am Eric Plage <ericplage...> [BRDBRAIN] Cave & Cliff Swallows, Fort De Soto Park
3/14/17 8:14 am David Gagne <oporornis77...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Eared Grebe, Anclote River Park, Pasco County
3/14/17 6:46 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Mulberry Rec Trail Bald Eagles
3/13/17 6:23 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagles
3/13/17 6:20 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagle
3/13/17 11:25 am Mark Eden <000000238cffadbe-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] ruby throat with odd bill and a chipper
3/13/17 3:49 am joycestefancic <joycestefancic...> [BRDBRAIN] MERRITT ISLAND
3/12/17 6:26 pm Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Merritt Island: Gull-billed Terns
3/12/17 9:50 am Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
3/12/17 9:30 am beachbirder <beachbirder...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
3/12/17 6:12 am <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thu rs
3/12/17 6:07 am Diane Reed <dreedster14...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
3/12/17 6:01 am Diane Reed <dreedster14...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
3/11/17 8:02 pm Audrey Whitlock <Ajw...> [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
3/11/17 12:42 pm Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Harlequin Duck in Sebastian
3/11/17 10:03 am Wilfred Yusek <wpiplover...> [BRDBRAIN] 28th st.dump, Pinellas park
3/10/17 5:13 pm Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Wakodahatchee closed temporarily
3/10/17 2:45 pm Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Palm Warbler Habitat Stuff - Summary
3/10/17 2:39 pm John Kendall <00000042d723377e-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Merritt Island shorebirds & Volusia Co. STKI's
3/10/17 1:56 pm Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...> [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Deering Estate (Miami-Dade) 3/10/17
3/10/17 1:46 pm Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Palm Warbler Habitat Stuff - Summary
3/10/17 12:23 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Chestnut-fronted Macaw is the ID on my bird: RE: More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
3/10/17 12:22 pm Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] Hal Scott Preserve - HENSLOW'S SPARROWS - 3/10/17
3/10/17 12:22 pm Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
3/10/17 12:11 pm David Simpson <simpsondavid...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
3/10/17 12:10 pm Kim van der Linde <kim...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
3/10/17 11:49 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
3/10/17 7:53 am David Simpson <simpsondavid...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?
3/10/17 7:33 am William Haddad <photobill9...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?
3/10/17 7:15 am Scott Simmons <simmonsphoto...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?
3/10/17 4:20 am Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Miami-dade county birding ID on Parrot/Parakeet
3/9/17 7:52 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding in South Miami today Orange-winged Amazon, Amazona amazonica.
3/9/17 6:47 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Miami-dade county birding ID on Parrot/Parakeet
3/9/17 6:41 pm Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?
3/9/17 11:06 am Ed Rizer <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Grasshopper Sparrow @ Circle B Bar Reserve
3/9/17 11:01 am Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake Marion Creek WMA - S-T Kites, etc.
3/9/17 4:22 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite "MIA"
3/8/17 4:02 pm Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Help identifying a heron / egret
3/8/17 12:34 pm Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Empidonax near/at Deering Estate, Miami-Dade
3/8/17 6:18 am Earl Horn <earl_horn...> [BRDBRAIN] Groove-billed Anis Lake Apopka RA Lake County 3/7/17
3/7/17 6:01 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagles on Mulberry Rec Trail in The Villages, Marion County
3/7/17 4:03 pm William Haddad <photobill9...> [BRDBRAIN] Solitary Sandpiper, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-necked Stilt, Painted Bunting, Marsh Wren and more at Viera this morning
3/7/17 11:08 am Sam Fried <sam.fried...> [BRDBRAIN] WILD TURKEY - ANTING OR SUBMISSIVE?
3/7/17 9:15 am Jim McGinity <jimmcginity...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] FOS Swallow-tailed Kite - Lutz, FL
3/7/17 7:03 am beachbirder <beachbirder...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Question about Click Ponds / Brevard County
3/7/17 7:01 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> [BRDBRAIN] Question about Click Ponds / Brevard County
3/7/17 4:29 am Avery Chan <gatedancer93...> [BRDBRAIN] Thayer's Gull at Daytona Beach Shores 3/5/2017
3/6/17 9:06 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] Pinellas County Brown Boobies Present Six Months Plus
3/6/17 8:47 am Sam Fried <sam.fried...> [BRDBRAIN] Novagrade digiscoping adapter for Iphone
3/6/17 6:21 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed kite
3/4/17 10:16 pm Diana Miller <thunderoaks...> [BRDBRAIN] FOS STKI & WTKI
3/4/17 6:29 pm Lenore McCullagh <lmcstjohns...> [BRDBRAIN] FOS STKI
3/4/17 6:27 pm Caren Schoen <0000004fc1367798-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
3/4/17 5:55 pm Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
3/4/17 5:05 pm Dee Nickerson <dnick324...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
3/4/17 4:54 pm Dee Nickerson <dnick324...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Hummingbird Feeder?
3/4/17 4:43 pm Glenn Wilson <wilson...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
3/4/17 4:06 pm Avery Chan <gatedancer93...> [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
3/4/17 1:19 pm Joseph Misiaszek <jjmjrfl...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Hummingbird Feeder?
3/4/17 12:29 pm Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
3/4/17 12:09 pm Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
3/4/17 11:04 am Frank Fogarty <fogartyfa...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
3/4/17 11:00 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
3/4/17 10:42 am Stephen Gross <sgrocolret...> [BRDBRAIN] Hummingbird Feeder?
3/4/17 9:47 am Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
3/4/17 8:11 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> [BRDBRAIN] Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
3/3/17 5:12 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID Swamp Sparrow - not Lincoln's Sparrow
3/3/17 5:02 pm Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help
3/3/17 4:10 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help
3/3/17 5:23 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] Thursday Gulf Of Mexico Birding / Pinellas County
3/2/17 5:36 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Message from EAGLEWATCH
3/2/17 5:03 pm Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek Park - American Bittern, redstarts, etc.
3/2/17 1:12 pm Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help #2
3/2/17 9:34 am Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help #2
3/2/17 9:01 am Sean C <dan...> [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help #2
3/2/17 8:33 am Sean C <dan...> [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help
3/1/17 11:45 pm Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite Reports outside of Florida in Amazing Areas ! ! !
3/1/17 7:20 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Marion County Bird ID
3/1/17 6:41 pm Caren Schoen <0000004fc1367798-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] ID help - Marion County
3/1/17 6:06 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] ID help - Marion County
3/1/17 2:10 pm Jim Eager <beachbirder...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellowlegs ID
3/1/17 1:21 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Great Horned Owlets, SUMTER COUNTY, FL
3/1/17 1:12 pm Avery Chan <gatedancer93...> [BRDBRAIN] Yellowlegs ID
3/1/17 9:46 am Terry Witt <terrywitt...> [BRDBRAIN] test message
3/1/17 9:27 am Sherri <0000005a34ef62cb-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] North Dakota Banded Piping Plovers Come To Visit
3/1/17 9:14 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] North Dakota Banded Piping Plovers Come To Visit
2/28/17 6:38 pm Tom Palmer <000000341ea7e2ea-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Nanday Parakeet, Lakeland
2/28/17 1:33 pm Diane Reed <dreedster14...> [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Glaucous Gull
2/28/17 1:19 pm Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Nanday Parakeet, Lakeland
2/28/17 8:31 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagle's Nest on Mulberry Rec Trail, The Villages, Marion County
2/28/17 6:36 am Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Thayer's Gull. Glaucous Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
2/28/17 4:05 am William Haddad <photobill9...> [BRDBRAIN] Turkey Creek this Morning
2/27/17 6:47 pm Ed Rizer <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Eagles lock talons @ Circle B bar
2/26/17 7:10 pm Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] First Of Season Reported Swallow-Tailed Kite for Volusia County in 2017 ! ! !
2/26/17 2:45 pm Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> [BRDBRAIN] Canada Warbler St. Sebastian River Preserve SP / Brevard County
2/26/17 2:38 pm burtonian <burtonian...> [BRDBRAIN] Am. White Pelican in Mitchell Ponds, Pasco -local interest only
2/26/17 9:16 am Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake Parker Park, Lakeland
2/25/17 6:15 pm Jay R Cordeiro <Jay.Cordeiro...> [BRDBRAIN] Free Wildlife Journals
2/25/17 5:10 pm DAWN CAMPBELL-CURRIE <0000005e81cf5274-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Viera Wetlands and More Lost Habitat
2/25/17 3:44 pm Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> [BRDBRAIN] In the neighborhood (Melborne) / Brevard County
2/25/17 11:28 am Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Nashville at Largo
2/25/17 9:07 am Charlene Nelson <birdnird57...> [BRDBRAIN] FOS Swallow Tailed Kite
2/25/17 5:46 am Jeffrey M. Lauffer <jlauffer...> [BRDBRAIN] Brant continues at Apollo Beach
2/24/17 7:53 pm Dawn <0000005e81cf5274-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Viera Wetlands and More Lost Habitat
2/24/17 6:55 pm Robert Milburn <0000001359e78e4b-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] FOS Chuck
2/24/17 6:54 pm Robert Milburn <0000001359e78e4b-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] FOS
2/24/17 6:43 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Alachua County
2/24/17 6:30 pm Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding Cocoa Landfill and TICO - 2-24-17
2/24/17 12:46 pm James Stevenson <jstevenson...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow Tailed Kites at Brooker, Pinellas
2/24/17 12:03 pm Jeffrey M. Lauffer <jlauffer...> [BRDBRAIN] Brant continues at Apollo Beach
2/24/17 11:07 am Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Vega Gull, possible Glaucous-winged Gull, Glaucous Gull, Nelson's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
2/24/17 7:56 am Mark Eden <000000238cffadbe-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] gull id and unusual painted bunting colors
2/24/17 6:31 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake Parker Purple Gallinules And Snail Kites / Polk County
2/23/17 8:59 pm Deborah Payne <deborah...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] The Parulas have arrived
2/23/17 5:51 pm Ed Rizer <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] FOS Swallow-tailed Kite @ CBBR
2/23/17 5:35 pm Avery Chan <gatedancer93...> [BRDBRAIN] Neighborhood Barred Owl
2/23/17 2:53 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Marion County birding, near The Villages
2/23/17 1:29 pm Jenny Welch <flnaturegirl...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] The Parulas have arrived
2/23/17 1:27 pm Lenore McCullagh <lmcstjohns...> [BRDBRAIN] The Parulas have arrived
2/23/17 11:40 am Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Philippe Park - Brown Boobies, Hermit Thrushes, etc.
2/23/17 11:22 am Tom <tledford1207...> [BRDBRAIN] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
2/23/17 7:25 am Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Brown Booby. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co.
2/23/17 7:03 am Allan Stern <00000014b7b0d186-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Beautiful Great Blue Heron
2/23/17 6:04 am <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
2/23/17 5:56 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] Origins Of Yesterday's CCC Beach Banded American Oystercatchers.
2/23/17 3:25 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite Report in Florida ! ! !
2/22/17 5:43 pm <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
2/22/17 5:24 pm robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] Courtney Campbell Causeway Beach At its Best / Pinellas County
2/22/17 4:56 pm Diane Reed <dreedster14...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
2/22/17 4:26 pm Bob Paxson <rpaxson...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
2/22/17 12:10 pm Diane Reed <dreedster14...> [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
2/22/17 9:46 am Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Thayer's, Franklin's, Glaucous Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
2/21/17 7:40 pm Kelley Harriss <kgharriss...> [BRDBRAIN] Western Kingbirds- Ocala, FL
2/21/17 6:17 pm Doug.W <dwassme1...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Parker Park - Snail Kite, Royal Terns, etc.
2/21/17 4:12 pm robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] Safety Harbor Brown Boobies / Pinellas County
2/21/17 4:02 pm Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake Parker Park - Snail Kite, Royal Terns, etc.
2/21/17 12:40 pm Richard Cressman <w_ouzel...> [BRDBRAIN] Am Wh Pelicans East Lake Tampa
2/21/17 10:17 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite
2/21/17 5:47 am Tom <tledford1207...> [BRDBRAIN] Brant
2/21/17 4:12 am Eric Plage <ericplage...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Lark Sparrow, Fort De Soto Question
 
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Date: 3/23/17 10:46 am
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Wilson's Warbler, Sedge Wren
Wilson's Warbler singing this morning in the canopy of large tree at SE corner, Pinecraft Park.
One Sedge Wren responded to tape playback in the overgrown areas below the hill at the Celery Field.  No song, but scolding repeatedly from an open perch
Terry WittBradenton Fla 

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Date: 3/23/17 8:25 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bay Care Pond Sandhill Crane / Pinellas County
A short time ago, about 10:45AM, we had a first for our eastern Clearwater neighborhood, a single adult Sandhill Crane. Upon our departure, it was located on the east end of BayCare Pond opposite the Clearwater Christian High School football field and the corner of Bayview Avenue and Virginia Avenue. We are aware that a sandhill is not normally a big deal, but in our backyard it is!

Bob and Denise Lane / Clearwater, Florida

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Date: 3/23/17 4:05 am
From: Joyce Stefancic <joycestefancic...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Apopka Anis
Hi BirdBrains,
This is for anyone who is visiting from out of the area, and is looking for the Groove-billed Anis that have been seen at Lake Apopka. 
 
Download the Lk. Apopka map and look on the east side of the lake for the "Clay Island Trailhead".  You enter at that site, off Ranch Road.  Parking is in a field, against the fence.  Walk through the gate and go to the left until you get to the trail.  Go right,  there will be water on both sides, then take the trail to the left....  There is a porta potty at the start of the trail by some construction (just in case...not sure to whom it belongs, but...).  As you look down the trail you will see a wooden tower in the distance (about half mile +-).  The Anis are usually on the left side in the bushes.  We found them earlier this month about 3 poles BEFORE the tower, so I would begin looking at about there.  They have been seen near the tower, and past the tower.  They were seen last week 3 poles past the tower, so they have a large territory.
 
Good Luck!
Joyce Stefancic
Clermont, Fl.

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Date: 3/22/17 7:40 pm
From: Linda Gammello <lindagammello...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] RFI - Anis @ Lake Apopka
I too would be interested in the details of this as well. Thank you, Linda Gammello-Sarasota

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> On Mar 22, 2017, at 5:12 PM, Joseph Cala <00000019a57cae15-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> All-
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> I'm down from Connecticut and wanted to try tomorrow for the Ani's, but before making the hour drive and walking aimlessly around searching for a tower I wanted to get some clarification.
>
> Can someone tell me based on this map what tower the Anis have been seen at?
>
> Thanks!
>
> http://www.sjrwmd.com/trailguides/pdfs/lakeapopkatrail.pdf
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Date: 3/22/17 6:51 pm
From: Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] yellow-headed blackbird
Hello again:

I had inquiries of where the Central Florida fairgrounds are.
The exact addres: Pete Parrish Blvd.
Orlando, Fl.
Also known as the Barnett Park.
The bird was on the south shore of Lake Lawne, behind the livestock building in the cattails.
Good luck.

Dorothy Dunlap
Ocala, Fl.
Trumansburg, NY

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Date: 3/22/17 2:39 pm
From: Bob Snow <blsnow11...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Brown Thrasher photos.
Paul Fellers and I visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jerre Wilson of Lakeland to check out reports of a longer than usual bill thrasher. We saw the bird and photographed it. It appears to be a Brown Thrasher with a deformed bill. A normal Brown Thrasher was also present.

Bob Snow
Lakeland, Florida

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Date: 3/22/17 2:24 pm
From: parulablue <parulablue...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] RFI - Anis @ Lake Apopka


I saw them last Wednesday two telephone poles past the tower on the west side of the map marked 28.674401, -81.691975. Good luck!
Julie WraithmellTallahassee


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Date: 03/22/2017 5:12 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] RFI - Anis @ Lake Apopka

All-

I'm down from Connecticut and wanted to try tomorrow for the Ani's, but before making the hour drive and walking aimlessly around searching for a tower I wanted to get some clarification.

Can someone tell me based on this map what tower the Anis have been seen at? 

Thanks!

http://www.sjrwmd.com/trailguides/pdfs/lakeapopkatrail.pdf

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Date: 3/22/17 2:12 pm
From: Joseph Cala <00000019a57cae15-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] RFI - Anis @ Lake Apopka
All-

I'm down from Connecticut and wanted to try tomorrow for the Ani's, but before making the hour drive and walking aimlessly around searching for a tower I wanted to get some clarification.

Can someone tell me based on this map what tower the Anis have been seen at?

Thanks!

http://www.sjrwmd.com/trailguides/pdfs/lakeapopkatrail.pdf

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Date: 3/22/17 12:11 pm
From: Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-headed blackbird
There was a yellow-headed blackbird spotted at the Central Florida fairgrounds. Thought I would try, since it would be a lifer for me.
With a little bit of coaxing from a call he finally showed in the cattails and then on a roof. He returned to the cattails hiding but calling
and showed again and flew to the ground behind the livestock building to eat grain with grackles. Stunning bird.

Dorothy Dunlap
Ocala, Fl.
Trumansburg, NY

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Date: 3/22/17 11:07 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Shore bird ID please
One of our ponds in The Villages is very low and has both Yellowlegs, long-billed Dowitchers and Least Sandpipers in it. I saw 2 birds that looked different and took many pictures of them. Black legs and bill.
I can not ID them. I thought they were Stilt Sandpipers until I looked at pix on my computer. Bill isn’t right for Stilt. I thought they looked larger than Semipalmated, smaller than Pectoral Sandpipers which led me to White-rumped which shouldn’t be here.
Pictures are not very good - far away from the birds in the pond. I’ve had to brighten the exposure some on the pictures.
Can anyone help?
Alice Horst, Marion County, FL
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Date: 3/20/17 5:59 pm
From: Dave Hoffman <Davehoffma...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tail Kites
I saw 4 swallow-tail kites at Ormond Beach around noon today.
I was at Central Park near the Eco-center at the time of the sightings. All 4 were together.

Dave Hoffman
Merritt Island, Fl

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Date: 3/20/17 4:36 pm
From: Charlene Nelson <birdnird57...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Five Swallow Tailed Kites Citrus County
Late this afternoon chortling announcing their arrival to Duval Island, Floral City.
Charlene Nelson

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Date: 3/20/17 3:13 pm
From: Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Identification Help - Hal Scott - 3-20-17
I think it's a brightly plumaged male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Danny. I think the angle of the photo exposes areas that you normally don't see.
Roy Peterson, DeBary 

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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Identification Help - Hal Scott - 3-20-17

Tracking Red-cockaded Woodpeckers this morning I ran into this Sapsucker. I was photographing a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I did not noticed that this sapsucker was the last shot. It must have run off the female I was photographing, and I did not realize it. Anyhow... I have never seen a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker colored like this. The large black circle on the chest really confuses me. All the brilliant yellow is also unfamiliar to me. It's a very pretty bird. Wish I had gotten a good shot of it. Anybody out there familiar with this plumage? Really would like hear some input on this sapsucker. Thank-yall.

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33517969086

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

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Date: 3/20/17 2:58 pm
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Identification Help - Hal Scott - 3-20-17
Tracking Red-cockaded Woodpeckers this morning I ran into this Sapsucker. I was photographing a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I did not noticed that this sapsucker was the last shot. It must have run off the female I was photographing, and I did not realize it. Anyhow... I have never seen a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker colored like this. The large black circle on the chest really confuses me. All the brilliant yellow is also unfamiliar to me. It's a very pretty bird. Wish I had gotten a good shot of it. Anybody out there familiar with this plumage? Really would like hear some input on this sapsucker. Thank-yall.

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33517969086

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

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Date: 3/20/17 2:48 pm
From: Judy or Ray Smart <000000325294f8b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites
Hi all,



This afternoon I had 2 Swallow-tailed Kites flying overhead at the
intersection of Moon Lake Rd and SR52 in Hudson (West Pasco). A couple
hours earlier had 2 fly over several miles south, possibly the same 2 seen
later.



Good birding,

Ray Smart

New Port Richey, Florida


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Date: 3/20/17 1:19 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Marion County -Bald Eagles on Mulberry Rec Trail
3/20/17
Eaglets are out of the nest “branching” if you can say that when there are no branches on the tower where the nest is.
They were preening and stretching on the opposite side of the tower from their nest.
One person said they had seen one of the Eaglets fly off of the tower to the ground and back to tower. I did not see that. I did hear them calling Mom or Dad who was perched on an adjacent tower but did not come to the nest tower.

Looks like Merry and Noel will soon be on their way and we won’t be seeing them up on the tower.


Merry and Noel enjoying the sun



Their “skinny" nest where they have been since hatching around Christmas


“You go first, Merry, I’ll follow” “NO, you first, Noel"

Every day is a great day to go birding.
GODSPEED, beautiful birds.

Alice Horst
Marion County, FL
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Date: 3/20/17 8:13 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pinellas County Brown Boobies Continue / Philippe Park
Of our many visits to see the long staying Brown Boobies, this morning, Monday, at about 9:30AM, was the first time we have seen them on two towers at the same time. As best as we could count from the south end of Philippe Park, there were four on the middle platform tower, and six on the eastern platform tower in Safety Harbor Bay. All were facing west toward the sun and us. Remarkably, this is at least month five of their stay. It will be interesting to see how long they continue to thrill us with their presence close to our home!


Bob and Denise Lane / Clearwater, Florida

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Date: 3/19/17 2:56 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County - Great horned Owl chick in nest on private property
This Sumter County nest/Owl are on private property.

First picture looks like a furry puppy in tree. Owlet is actually lying down across nest.
Then little guy sat up and I got a few pictures. Then, an adult who was watching from afar, flew into a nearby tree to watch the chick. No more pictures.
Time to go as I don’t like to upset an adult Great horned Owl!



Chick lying down in nest


Chick sits up to watch us watching him.


“Where’s Mommy?"



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Alice Horst, Marion County, Fl.
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Date: 3/19/17 1:56 pm
From: Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bananaquit continues @ North Shore Open Space Park 3/19/17
Last had the bird at 4:30pm along the beach walkway (runs north and south)
that intersects the southern end of the park. It was bouncing back and
forth from a Sea Grape to a Green Buttonwood.

Cheers,
Rangel Diaz
Miami-Dade

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Date: 3/19/17 10:35 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Marshall Hampton post
My apologies. My last post should have ended with the following...
Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

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Date: 3/19/17 10:33 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Marshall Hampton Reserve, 3/18
I unexpectedly found myself with a couple hours to kill yesterday afternoon, so I ran out to Marshall Hampton Reserve, west of Winter Haven. I intended to walk some of the new Panther Point Trail, but the lake near the reserve entrance was so full of birds, I never made it that far.
Anyway, I didn't see anything particularly noteworthy, but almost 40 species in less than a mile is pretty cool regardless. I've always felt like Marshall Hampton was an underrated birding spot, but the new trail is finally starting to bring it some attention.
Full eBird list below:
Marshall Hampton Reserve, Polk, Florida, US
Mar 18, 2017 12:20 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
39 species

Mottled Duck  2
Ring-necked Duck  1
Pied-billed Grebe  7
Wood Stork  4
Anhinga  6
Great Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  2
Tricolored Heron  2
Cattle Egret  3
White Ibis  17
Black Vulture  6
Turkey Vulture  20
Osprey  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  3
Common Gallinule  7
American Coot  350
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
White-eyed Vireo  3
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
Fish Crow  70
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  3
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Northern Parula  4
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  5
Boat-tailed Grackle  7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35272777

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

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Date: 3/19/17 10:12 am
From: john kendall <00000042d723377e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Seawatch 3/19 Caspians & gulls moving, Parasitic Jaegers
A 2.5 hr. sea watch ensued after noticing a Parasitic Jaeger chasing a tern and Laughing Gulls and others moving into the north wind in small groups.  I would anticipate some gull turnover at Daytona.
Highlights included 41 Caspian Terns, over 500 Laughing Gulls and a few LBBG and GBBG's and 3 Parasitic Jaegers (each time attcking lone Caspians). The most interesting bird was an apparent LBBG x HEGU hybrid, flying with an adult LBBG.It had similar structure and size, but lighter mantle and despite looking adult-like on the upper parts and lacking pale inner primaries, it had a white rump and dark, wide tail band that went all the way to the tip.  It must have been a 3rd-cycle hybrid. 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35278977John KendallBethune Beach


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Date: 3/18/17 7:46 pm
From: Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Wako now open
Just to let everyone know that Wakodahatchee is now open, after having been closed for two weeks. Looks like extensive work has been done on replacing aging parts of boardwalk.

If you go, don't miss the nesting Green Heron on the left just as you enter.

Carolyn Cimino
Vero Beach

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Date: 3/18/17 3:05 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County Great horned Owl's nest with chicks
When I check the Sumter County Bald Eagle’s nest I am always looking for GHOWs because I have seem them in that area in the past couple of years.
Some residents, whom I have seen many times, stopped to tell me they had an Owl’s nest in their yard. I had suggested that they might have a nest because of the huge Oak trees behind their house.
Well, they found the nest and were so excited to tell me. I followed them back to their house and we sat on the back patio for a while and watched. The chicks are pretty small.
I took a couple of pictures and was told I could come back again for more pictures.
Unfortunately the nest is on private property.


I can’t tell how many Owlets are in this nest.



Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!
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Date: 3/18/17 2:32 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County Bald Eagle's Nest
I only saw 1 Eaglet at the nest when I checked it yesterday. Today the single bird was very active and I really thought it would be leaving the nest. It was suggested that the other Eaglet had branched and was in a nearby tree. I scoped trees near nest and could not find the other bird - hopefully all is well.

Eaglet flapped it wings for a while and then settled down and was calling for “Mom”.

Mom or Dad came out of nowhere and zipped into the nest. Had NO food and looked annoyed from the posture. Then adult left nest.

Eaglet continued to exercise wings and jump around.
Eventually settled down and I could no longer see Eaglet in nest.



Single Eaglet in nest.


Flapping, exercising wings


Adult did not look happy!


Eaglet paid no attention to parental warning and continued flapping.

Little guy night be gone tomorrow.
Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!
Alice Horst, Marion County, FL
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Date: 3/17/17 8:50 pm
From: Jay R Cordeiro <Jay.Cordeiro...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] More Free Wildlife Journals BIRDBRAIN
I have several more free wildlife journals available for those interested.

These include Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Canadian Society of Zoologists, Conservation Biology, Ecological Monographs, Ecology, Systematic Zoology, and Wildlife Society Bulletin; among others.

Please contact me off list if you are interested. I will be tossing these soon if there are no takers.

Many thanks in advance.

Jay
Jay Cordeiro
Northeast Natural History & Supply
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Date: 3/17/17 2:20 pm
From: Kelley Harriss <kgharriss...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite
I was sitting on a dock on the Withlacoochee River in Dunnellon... this beautiful, Swallow-tailed Kite flew right by... gorgeous!
Kelley Harriss
Ocala, FL


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Date: 3/17/17 10:39 am
From: William Haddad <photobill9...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birds at Turkey Creek Sanctuary yesterday a.m, and a strange encounter with an Otter

Had 24 bird species at Turkey Creek yesterday. Although I did not find any Neotropicals there was plenty of activity on that brisk morning. Some highlights:

1, Many Pine Warblers – some foraging on the ground. Other Warblers were three Black and Whites foraging on low
Branches, singing Parulas, and Yellow-rumps.

2. Both native White-eyed Vireos as well as non-native Blue-headed Vireos were singing.

3. A Cooper’s Hawk was perched on the railing of the boardwalk eating or tearing apart its prey. The nest, close to
the beginning of the boardwalk, is still active.

4. A Ruby-crowned Kinglet was excited by a group of Cardinals and was flashing its ruby crown and when the Cardinals
left scolded me.

As I was walking one of the narrow sand paths, far from water, an animal approached me from the opposite direction. It turned out to be an Otter, strangely walking even further away from the creek. As I stopped for pictures it actually walked closely past me. I attempted another e-mail with pictures but they were apparently too large for birdbrains.

That Spring is here was evident in blooming wildflower such as Blue Lupine, Daisy Fleabane – southern variety, Coral Bean, Ortega, Lantana and Morning Glory. Most also bloom in the Fla. Winter but are more evident and vivid now.

Bill Haddad
Palm Bay, Fl.
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Date: 3/17/17 8:46 am
From: Mark Barriger <Mark8bud8...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Florida bound
Good morning,

We will be traveling down to South Florida in less then 3 weeks and I hope to fit in a great deal of birding in between the normal family activities that we get ourselves into when we head down that way. I had a few questions that I hope someone can answer for me.


Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6 - I remember birding in this area a few years back but could have sworn that it was on private property and that you could only bird it certain days, is this true? Is this a good birding by car spot? My target birds here would be Snail Kite & Smooth-billed Ani. This place seems very reliable for Snail Kite but if anyone has a better place to check them out I would love any additional info!!


Birding the Miami area - This was fun a couple years ago but I kinda went into it blind and didn't know of any great places to check out. My wife & I have several birds here at home and she would really love to see some free flying parrots. Yes, I realize that these birds aren't countable as far as keeping a list but would be fun to see! We plan on hitting up Bill Baggs for the Western Spindalis, The North Shore Open Space for the Bananaquit, and the Castello Hammock Park for the Buff-bellied Hummingbird (assuming that they might still be around in a few weeks) so any tips on birding in and around these parks would be greatly appreciated!!


Other target birds that we keep dipping on are Red-whiskered Bulbul, Bronzed Cowbird, Spot-breasted Oriole, Scaly-breasted Munia, and Mangrove Cuckoo. Any "great" places to hit up for any of these species?


I thank you all in advance for any help with this trip!!


Mark Barriger

Wallingford, CT





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Date: 3/16/17 11:19 am
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Glaucous Gull and Nelson's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
Yesterday, 3/15, despite the Spring Break and Bike week crowds, I found a new 1st cycle Glaucous Gull and a 1st cycle Nelson's Gull (a Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid) on the beach at Daytona Beach Shores.

Michael

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Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL


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Date: 3/16/17 11:15 am
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Brewer's Blackbirds. DeLeon Springs. Volusia Co.
This morning, 3/16, I found the two Brewer's Blackbirds that have been at Feiser's Dairy in DeLeon Springs for several weeks. The birds can be observed from Dawson Brown Road. Be careful here. There is no shoulder. A scope is needed.

Michael

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Date: 3/15/17 6:50 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagle's nest at Nichol's Cemetery, Sumter County
I checked the Bald Eagle’s nest at Nichol’s Cemetery today. I only saw 1 Eaglet in the nest although I saw and photographed 2 in the nest a couple of weeks ago. Some greenery is hanging in front of the nest that makes it impossible to see in the entire nest from the road. The second Eaglet could have been in the nest and just wasn’t visible. I don’t know more than that at this point. I did see an adult flying towards the nest as i was leaving.
The interesting thing about these adults is that they will not come into the nest while my car is there. Although my car is quite a distant from this nest the adults always seem to know when I am watching them. These pictures are taken with telephoto quite far away.



Eaglet flapping in the nest.


Greenery in front of nest prevents total visibility of nest.

Every day is a GREAT day to go birding.
Alice Horst, Marion County Fl.
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Date: 3/15/17 7:55 am
From: Joyce Stefancic <joycestefancic...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Ducks
Hi BirdBrains,
 
I am wondering if anyone knows why the Tierra Verde pond on the way to Ft. De Soto has had no ducks this year.  Usually that pond is loaded with wintering diving ducks like Redheads.  Also, the duck population at Merritt Island has been sub-par this winter.  Anyone understand this phenomenon?  Or have I not gotten there at the right time?
 
Thanks for the input,
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Clermont, Fl.

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Date: 3/14/17 9:19 pm
From: Lillian Kenney <00000065a8885ab9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN]
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Date: 3/14/17 5:39 pm
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve - Lots of spoonbills, etc.
Every year in February or March, I try to do a Big Day at Circle B Bar Reserve, east of Lakeland. Well, today was the day for 2017, and it was a disaster. High winds all morning kept the birds down, and I was pretty much done after 3 hours thanks to a nasty migraine anyway. And then I accidentally deleted all my counts from my phone, so I had to reconstruct them for eBird the best I could after I got home. But hey, you gotta work with what life hands you.
I counted exactly 20 Roseate Spoonbills, which is by far the most I've ever seen there. But the most interesting thing I found was a Blue-headed Vireo singing an odd song. Instead of the usual pause of a couple seconds or so between each phrase, it was just rolling directly from one "cheerio" phrase into the next like a robin. I was very confused when I first heard it because the tonal quality sounded just like a Blue-head but I've never heard them do that before. The only thing I could come up with for an ID was maybe Baltimore Oriole. But, on a hunch, I did a little BHVI playback, and sure enough, the thing practically landed on my head within 30 seconds.
Other than that, it was a pretty dull day. (Yes, 66 species is a dull day at Circle B. I guess I'm spoiled. Haha) Anyway, full eBird list (with more information) is below:
Circle B Bar Reserve, Polk, Florida, US
Mar 14, 2017 6:40 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Birded most of the trails in the reserve, but I got a nasty migraine after about 3 hours and wasn't terribly focused after that point, so there's no telling what I might have missed.
66 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  60
Mottled Duck  1
Blue-winged Teal  60
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Wood Stork  5
Double-crested Cormorant  30
Anhinga  20
Great Blue Heron  10
Great Egret  10
Snowy Egret  5
Little Blue Heron  10
Tricolored Heron  10
Cattle Egret  15
Green Heron  5
White Ibis  100
Glossy Ibis  100
Roseate Spoonbill  20    Exact count. They were all together along the east side of Wading Bird Way, between Marsh Rabbit Run and Windmill Whisper early in the morning. As the day went on, they dispersed throughout the reserve.
Black Vulture  20
Turkey Vulture  5
Osprey  5
Cooper's Hawk  1    Flew over the service road that runs from the nature center to the east end of Alligator Alley.
Bald Eagle  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  4
Sora  3    Estimated. I heard lots of whinnies & whistles coming from the west side of Heron Hideout, just south of Marsh Rabbit Run. They seemed to be coming from several different places. I didn't see any of them.
Purple Gallinule  10
Common Gallinule  50
American Coot  10
Limpkin  5
Sandhill Crane  6
Wilson's Snipe  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Caspian Tern  1
Mourning Dove  5
Barred Owl  1    Heard singing before sunrise, near the nature center.
Belted Kingfisher  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1    Perched near Eagle Roost.
Eastern Phoebe  3
White-eyed Vireo  3
Blue-headed Vireo  4    One bird was giving a very odd song with no pauses between the phrases. Instead of the usual pause between each "cheerio" phrase, it would just roll through several phrases at a time like a robin. I've never heard this species sing on its wintering grounds before at all, and I've never heard any of the "robin-like" vireos sing songs without pauses.
Blue Jay  4
Fish Crow  15
Purple Martin  1
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
House Wren  7
Marsh Wren  1    Singing near the corner of Marsh Rabbit Run and Heron Hideout. I don't visit Circle B much anymore, but this seems to be a fairly reliable spot for this species.
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  10
Northern Parula  7
Palm Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  40
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Savannah Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Common Grackle  20
Boat-tailed Grackle  10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35180072

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

Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 3/14/17 3:32 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] GREAT NEWS from MULBERRY REC TRAIL Bald Eagles
Checking the nest/birds this morning in “hurricane” winds, I could only see 1 adult and 2 chicks. I returned at 4:40pm - still very windy - but Merry and Noel were eating dinner while adult #1 watched. Still no sight of adult #2, until 5:05, when I turned around and bird was on another tower eating dinner.
I guess adult #2 didn’t want to share with kids.
Then Adult #1 flew off because #2 was chick-sitting.

I was so happy to see both adults.


Merry and Noel voraciously eating dinner.


Adult #1



Adult #2

GREAT day in Eagle-ville!!!
Alice Horst, Marion County
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Date: 3/14/17 1:24 pm
From: DAWN CAMPBELL-CURRIE <0000005e81cf5274-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Viera Wetlands closed to vehicular traffic and Click Ponds open
Status changes from day to day, but when we stopped by this afternoon, the Viera Wetlands were closed to vehicular traffic.
We went over to the Click Ponds and found the gate open, but almost no birds. The first cell was almost completely dry and the second cell was thick with vegetation.
The few birds present were congregated in and around the small area of water on the north west corner of the first cell.
Species seen:Mottled DucksBlue-winged TealGreat Blue HeronSnowy EgretTricolored HeronWhite IbisGlossy IbisLeast SandpipersTree SwallowsNorthern MockingbirdRed-winged BlackbirdsBoat-tailed Grackles
Dawn CurrieViera, FLBrevard County

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Date: 3/14/17 10:46 am
From: Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Vero (not Viera) Wetlands closed
The wetlands off 8th St and 90th Ave in Vero Beach, known as the West Regional Water Treatment Facility, is closed for maintenance until April 7 or thereabouts.

Carolyn Cimino
Vero Beach

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Date: 3/14/17 8:37 am
From: Eric Plage <ericplage...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Cave & Cliff Swallows, Fort De Soto Park
2 Cave Swallows and 3-5 Cliff Swallows feeding at the East Beach Turn Around at Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, presently.

Eric Plage
St. Petersburg, FL

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Date: 3/14/17 8:14 am
From: David Gagne <oporornis77...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Eared Grebe, Anclote River Park, Pasco County
Hi All,

Yesterday, Don Fraser and I discovered an Eared Grebe in the Anclote River
at the far left end of the park. We saw the bird again this morning,
however, it wasn't nearly as close as yesterday.

The peaked back of the crown slightly upturned beak were clearly seen
through the scope this morning.

Got some identifiable photos yesterday.

The bird is basically of the County Line between Pasco and Pinellas, so if
you are lucky, you can see it from both counties.

Be aware that there is a Horned Grebe present at the location as well.

Great Birding!

Dave Gagne
New port Richey, FL

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Date: 3/14/17 6:46 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mulberry Rec Trail Bald Eagles
3/16/16 - from 8:40am until 9:00am I watched Merry and Noel in/around the nest.
I observed ONE adult far away perched. I did not see the other adult this morning.
Cloud cover made it impossible to see another if bird was flying.
I thought Merry would take off, but ended up coming back to Noel after being air-born, briefly.
I will check later for 2nd adult.
I thought I saw all 4 birds yesterday on tower when I got my mail, but that was without binoculars, so I can not be positive that there were 4.


DON’T GO, DON’T GO!!!


I can Fly!


WHEEEEEEEEE!


One adult far away from nest


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Date: 3/13/17 6:23 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagles
Both adults have been accounted for tonight at Forest Hill Cemetery.
I’ll check Mulberry Rec Trail tomorrow but let’s hope all well there.
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Date: 3/13/17 6:20 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagle
March 13, 2017
I was just notified by EAGLEWATCH, to whom I report our Mulberry Rec Trail Eagles, telling me that a female Bald Eagle was struck by a car at 441 and 42.
Bird was taken to rehab but died.
I’ve been asked to check our nest tomorrow, but there is a second nest that I watch just off of 42 with small chicks. If the female is from that nest there could be a problem as those chicks are quite a bit younger than our Eaglets on Mulberry Rec Trail.
I am SICK about this!

I’ll report what I find, tomorrow.


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Date: 3/13/17 11:25 am
From: Mark Eden <000000238cffadbe-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] ruby throat with odd bill and a chipper
have this humming bird in my back yard with an odd bill deformation. and also heres a vocal chipping sparrow.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35065955@N06/33422604115/in/dateposted-public/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/35065955@N06/33422604545/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 3/13/17 3:49 am
From: joycestefancic <joycestefancic...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] MERRITT ISLAND

Hi Birdbrains,We spent yesterday morning and early afternoon looking for shorebirds at Merritt ISLAND.   We drove both Gators-east and West 2x, and Black Point. We could not find any large concentrations of shorebirds anywhere...there were some gatherings of Dunlin and Least Sandpipers on BP and East Gator, with a Stilt Sandpiper with some Leasts on BP.  There were few ducks anywhere...BW Teal scattered throughout, and a few No. Shovelers.  But where the ducks are usually found on Black Point near stop 8, the waters were empty.  Gator Creek, between East and West Gator, had a nice gathering of gulls and terns and Skimmers.  There were a couple Gull-billed Terns there.Good birding, Joyce Stefancic Clermont, Fl.

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Date: 3/12/17 6:26 pm
From: Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Merritt Island: Gull-billed Terns
Ioa Byrne and I spent the morning at Orlando Wetlands and then decided to stop in at Merritt Island West Gator Creek to see if the Godwits in question were still there. It was raining and we had no luck seeing any Godwits but towards the end, East Gator Road, where all the Black Skimmers were, along with a very frisky Reddish Egret, we had 3 Gull-billed Terns, of which 2 were in non-breeding plumage and 1 in almost full breeding plumage. They were in with several Caspian Terns and a few Forsters Terns. With 80 or so Black Skimmers nearby.

Thank you, Audrey, for reporting some Gull-billed Terns there a few days ago. I was hoping to see them. One less nemesis bird for me. Had a few many years ago in Texas. These were my first Florida ones!

Carolyn Cimino
Vero Beach

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Date: 3/12/17 9:50 am
From: Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
Hi all:


Without better pictures, I don't think that an ID of Marbled can be disputed. There is some fairly substantial sex-related size variation in godwits, particularly in the world's largest godwit species. To me, the bird's strong buffy aspect to the plumage is typical of Marbled. Yes, some Bar-taileds can approach this appearance, but the bird's apparently barred tertials (noted by Marshall Iliff) should rule that option out.


Sincerely,


Tony


Tony Leukering
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From: beachbirder <beachbirder...>
To: BRDBRAIN <BRDBRAIN...>
Sent: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 12:30 pm
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs

Audrey,

My 2 photos were horrible. The bird I digiscoped was feeding with its head in the water so was unable to determine whether my photos were
just a Willet so I deleted.

Jim Eager
Cape Canaveral, FL

--------------------------------------------
On Sun, 3/12/17, Audrey Whitlock <Ajw...> wrote:

Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 12:01 AM

Hey birders,
This past Thurs I had a smaller Godwit with two
Marbled. Never saw the underwing. Just loaded my
camera images on the computer tonight and I'm making out
some barring on the tail. Maybe wishful thinking but will
study images more. Some pics posted on ebird
S35077274. This bird was on Merritt Island NWR, East
Gator near where the Skimmers hang. Jim Eager joined
me later and saw bird also, maybe his pics r better.??
John Kendall on Fri also found a Godwit that he photographed
nearby and is wondering if same bird. Sorry for delay
but I didn't think I had taken any "good" photos, it was
distant.

Audrey Whitlock, Merritt Island FL & Nags Head NC

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Date: 3/12/17 9:30 am
From: beachbirder <beachbirder...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
Audrey,

My 2 photos were horrible. The bird I digiscoped was feeding with its head in the water so was unable to determine whether my photos were
just a Willet so I deleted.

Jim Eager
Cape Canaveral, FL

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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 12:01 AM

Hey birders,
This past Thurs I had a smaller Godwit with two
Marbled.  Never saw the underwing.  Just loaded my
camera images on the computer tonight and I'm making out
some barring on the tail. Maybe wishful thinking but will
study images more.  Some pics posted on ebird
S35077274.  This bird was on Merritt Island NWR, East
Gator near where the Skimmers hang.  Jim Eager joined
me later and saw bird also, maybe his pics r better.?? 
John Kendall on Fri also found a Godwit that he photographed
nearby and is wondering if same bird.  Sorry for delay
but I didn't think I had taken any "good" photos, it was
distant.

Audrey Whitlock, Merritt Island FL & Nags Head NC

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Date: 3/12/17 6:12 am
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thu rs
Diane, look it up under "explore region," Brevard, recent visits for Thursday March 9. Here it is: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35077274 Jim Eager's list for that day and spot show the same photos. It does look smaller but I didn't enlarge to check details. Interesting! Dotty

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Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:01:25 -0400


Can you please post your photos or instructions as to how to find your S35077274 on ebird? There are many hotspots at MINWR and also many submissions. I'd love to see your Marbled and Godwit photos.thanks very much,Diane ReedSt Augustine, FL
On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 11:01 PM, Audrey Whitlock <Ajw...> wrote:
Hey birders,
This past Thurs I had a smaller Godwit with two Marbled. Never saw the underwing. Just loaded my camera images on the computer tonight and I'm making out some barring on the tail. Maybe wishful thinking but will study images more. Some pics posted on ebird S35077274. This bird was on Merritt Island NWR, East Gator near where the Skimmers hang. Jim Eager joined me later and saw bird also, maybe his pics r better.?? John Kendall on Fri also found a Godwit that he photographed nearby and is wondering if same bird. Sorry for delay but I didn't think I had taken any "good" photos, it was distant.

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Date: 3/12/17 6:07 am
From: Diane Reed <dreedster14...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
Please disregard the previous messages asking for information. I was able
to find your photos under http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35077274
<https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Febird%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS35077274&h=ATPuR5xX6sJUaB5K_MAiRJU519lYcq4z5OPP_VJsl9vlDXy85y4fmDGTS8Q89NgdnlrHKufGLtatysIBRbviTvflDHJ3l6e3TDuY3CdQN_QehhFKbL4D7fhkMmDz-DkAJoDXkcyKGKERgLQZTUgx-Z4>
in
Florida Birding and Rarities. Hoping someone got some closer photos.

thanks very much
Diane Reed
St Augustine FL


On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Diane Reed <dreedster14...> wrote:

> Can you please post your photos or instructions as to how to find your S35077274
> on ebird? There are many hotspots at MINWR and also many submissions. I'd
> love to see your Marbled and Godwit photos.
> thanks very much,
> Diane Reed
> St Augustine, FL
>
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 11:01 PM, Audrey Whitlock <Ajw...>
> wrote:
>
>> Hey birders,
>> This past Thurs I had a smaller Godwit with two Marbled. Never saw the
>> underwing. Just loaded my camera images on the computer tonight and I'm
>> making out some barring on the tail. Maybe wishful thinking but will study
>> images more. Some pics posted on ebird S35077274. This bird was on
>> Merritt Island NWR, East Gator near where the Skimmers hang. Jim Eager
>> joined me later and saw bird also, maybe his pics r better.?? John Kendall
>> on Fri also found a Godwit that he photographed nearby and is wondering if
>> same bird. Sorry for delay but I didn't think I had taken any "good"
>> photos, it was distant.
>>
>> Audrey Whitlock, Merritt Island FL & Nags Head NC
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Date: 3/12/17 6:01 am
From: Diane Reed <dreedster14...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
Can you please post your photos or instructions as to how to find your
S35077274
on ebird? There are many hotspots at MINWR and also many submissions. I'd
love to see your Marbled and Godwit photos.
thanks very much,
Diane Reed
St Augustine, FL

On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 11:01 PM, Audrey Whitlock <Ajw...> wrote:

> Hey birders,
> This past Thurs I had a smaller Godwit with two Marbled. Never saw the
> underwing. Just loaded my camera images on the computer tonight and I'm
> making out some barring on the tail. Maybe wishful thinking but will study
> images more. Some pics posted on ebird S35077274. This bird was on
> Merritt Island NWR, East Gator near where the Skimmers hang. Jim Eager
> joined me later and saw bird also, maybe his pics r better.?? John Kendall
> on Fri also found a Godwit that he photographed nearby and is wondering if
> same bird. Sorry for delay but I didn't think I had taken any "good"
> photos, it was distant.
>
> Audrey Whitlock, Merritt Island FL & Nags Head NC
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Date: 3/11/17 8:02 pm
From: Audrey Whitlock <Ajw...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Interesting Godwit; Merritt Island NWR, East Gator, Thurs
Hey birders,
This past Thurs I had a smaller Godwit with two Marbled. Never saw the underwing. Just loaded my camera images on the computer tonight and I'm making out some barring on the tail. Maybe wishful thinking but will study images more. Some pics posted on ebird S35077274. This bird was on Merritt Island NWR, East Gator near where the Skimmers hang. Jim Eager joined me later and saw bird also, maybe his pics r better.?? John Kendall on Fri also found a Godwit that he photographed nearby and is wondering if same bird. Sorry for delay but I didn't think I had taken any "good" photos, it was distant.

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Date: 3/11/17 12:42 pm
From: Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Harlequin Duck in Sebastian
Terry Huzarski asked me to post that yesterday late afternoon he and two other birders observed a first year male Harlequin Duck close to shore at Squidlips Restaurant in Sebastian. He went back this morn but could not find it. The restaurant is not far from Sebastian Inlet, so for anyone who wants to look for it, I would suggest the Inlet, with its rough water.

Carolyn Cimino
Vero Beach

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Date: 3/11/17 10:03 am
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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] 28th st.dump, Pinellas park
Seen this morning 2 Black-necked Stilts
[image: Inline image 1]
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Date: 3/10/17 5:13 pm
From: Carolyn <0000003c3bab1191-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Wakodahatchee closed temporarily
Not sure if this has already been posted or not: Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Boynton Beach/Delray area is closed for maintenance this week and next week, reopening on Sat, March 18

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Date: 3/10/17 2:45 pm
From: Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Palm Warbler Habitat Stuff - Summary
Daniel et al.:


My experience with Palm Warblers in Florida (and elsewhere) is that Yellow Palms are typically found in somewhat open pine forest and other relatively xeric forested habitats in high relative abundance, but can be found in many other habitats, but in much, much lower numbers (where they are greatly outnumbered by Western Palms) and in greatly varying numbers from year to year. Western Palms, however, are found in great numbers in relatively open habitats, whether mesic or xeric, but can be found in forested habitat, too (though in much lower densities than in more-open areas). Considering the relative dearth of appropriate habitat for Yellow in developed areas of the state, it doesn't surprise me that the form is somewhat rare in such places (though not at all entirely absent). I have also noted here and, particularly, in Cape May, NJ, that the migration timing of the two subspecies is slightly, but noticeably different, with Yellows preceding Westerns in spring and succeeding them in fall.


It is important to know that the Yellow Palm breeding range is considerably smaller than that of Western Palm and barely, if at all, reaches Ontario. This great difference has a huge impact on many facets of the ecologies and distributions of the two subspecies, particularly on migration range and overall abundance. One most also note that the migration range of Western runs, generally, well east of the Rockies and that the form does not winter in Middle America (except for small numbers in the Yucatan, tiny numbers in Panama, and even fewer along the Gulf coast of Gulf-coast countries). Thus, as can be seen from the eBird winter map


http://ebird.org/ebird/map/palwar?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=12-2&bmo=12&emo=2&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2017



the primary winter range (darker purple) of even Western Palms is in the southeast US and the northern Caribbean.


I checked the Birds of North American Online account


https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/palwar/introduction (subscription required)


and noted that my assessments and those of others here match those of the BNA account.


Migration:
"Subspecies exhibit temporal and spatial differences in migration. Yellow Palm Warbler migrates slightly earlier in spring than Western Palm Warbler and slightly later in fall.... The earlier spring migration of Yellows may reflect a more advanced phenology along their typical migration route, the Coastal Plain, compared to the western, inland routes of the Western Palm Warbler (see below); perhaps also an earlier breeding season."


Habitat in winter:
"In central Florida, the two subspecies were found to differ in habitat use: Western Palm Warbler outnumbering the Yellow Palm Warbler almost 3:1 in mesic (wetter) habitats, while this ratio was reversed in xeric (dryer) habitats (Poole et al. 2005)."


These differences provide the rationale for me to report Palm Warblers to subspecies in eBird whenever I possibly can, and I encourage others to do so. However, beware that there are 'tweeners and that even Westerns in alternate plumage can be fairly yellow below.


Tony


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Sent: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Palm Warbler Habitat Stuff - Summary




Hey all,

I’ve gottena LOT of responses to my post about Palm Warblers, many of them off-list, withquite a few interesting questions/observations/suggestions. So I figured I’drespond to all of it at once.

First off, I’vebeen seeing large numbers of Yellow Palms at various preserves throughout thewinter, so I don’t think it’s a migration thing.

I haven’tnoticed a difference in habitat in terms of wet-vs.-dry or wooded-vs.-open, butI’d never really thought about it until several people brought it up. That’ssomething I’ll keep an eye out for in the future. (For what it’s worth, I saw aYellow Palm in scrub habitat a couple days ago at Lake Marion Creek WMA. Sothat would go along with the hypothesis that they like it drier… but that’sjust one observation.)

I know I’ve neverseen a Yellow Palm in an urban area EVER. I literally can’t think of a singleone at any point in my life. What’s really struck me, as I mentioned in myoriginal post, is that proximity to an urban area seems to be a very reliablepredictor of which subspecies I’ll find… with Westerns being in or near urbanareas and Yellows being far from them.

I no longerhave access to Web of Science because my current university is small and poor,but I’ve spent some time with Google Scholar and haven’t found much of anythingrelative to habitat preference in Palms or their taxonomy in general.

It’s toolate now, since the spring migration has already started, but in the fall Iplan to keep careful track of the subspecies, exact location, habitat, andproximity to an urban area of each Palm Warbler that I see. All the informationwill go in my eBird reports, and who knows… maybe something will become clear.

DanielEstabrooks
WinterHaven, FL
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Date: 3/10/17 2:39 pm
From: John Kendall <00000042d723377e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Merritt Island shorebirds & Volusia Co. STKI's
There were a fair number of shorebirds off. W. Gator Rd. this a.m. Including 8 Stilt Sandpipers. Also saw 5 Gull-billed Terns.
On the way back up I-95, A FOY Swallow-tailed Kite was just west of mile marker 225.
I photographed another one later on over the cypress trees at the corner of 442 and Mission Rd-5 miles SW of New Smyrna Beach.

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Date: 3/10/17 1:56 pm
From: Rangel Diaz <rangelsaurus...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Deering Estate (Miami-Dade) 3/10/17
The previously reported bird was relocated today by Miriam Avello along the
walkway down to the People's Dock (map attached). There is free public
access to this location from dawn til dusk everyday. Good luck to those
chasing!

Cheers,
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Date: 3/10/17 1:46 pm
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Palm Warbler Habitat Stuff - Summary
Hey all, I’ve gottena LOT of responses to my post about Palm Warblers, many of them off-list, withquite a few interesting questions/observations/suggestions. So I figured I’drespond to all of it at once. First off, I’vebeen seeing large numbers of Yellow Palms at various preserves throughout thewinter, so I don’t think it’s a migration thing. I haven’tnoticed a difference in habitat in terms of wet-vs.-dry or wooded-vs.-open, butI’d never really thought about it until several people brought it up. That’ssomething I’ll keep an eye out for in the future. (For what it’s worth, I saw aYellow Palm in scrub habitat a couple days ago at Lake Marion Creek WMA. Sothat would go along with the hypothesis that they like it drier… but that’sjust one observation.) I know I’ve neverseen a Yellow Palm in an urban area EVER. I literally can’t think of a singleone at any point in my life. What’s really struck me, as I mentioned in myoriginal post, is that proximity to an urban area seems to be a very reliablepredictor of which subspecies I’ll find… with Westerns being in or near urbanareas and Yellows being far from them. I no longerhave access to Web of Science because my current university is small and poor,but I’ve spent some time with Google Scholar and haven’t found much of anythingrelative to habitat preference in Palms or their taxonomy in general. It’s toolate now, since the spring migration has already started, but in the fall Iplan to keep careful track of the subspecies, exact location, habitat, andproximity to an urban area of each Palm Warbler that I see. All the informationwill go in my eBird reports, and who knows… maybe something will become clear. DanielEstabrooksWinterHaven, FL

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Date: 3/10/17 12:23 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Chestnut-fronted Macaw is the ID on my bird: RE: More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
Chestnut-fronted Macaw was the ID for my pictures.

Thank you, BRDBRAINs!


>
> I went to Miller Roost (Brewer Park) this morning and enjoyed watching dozens of Masked Parakeets in the Australian Pine trees across the canal from the park.
> Then I saw a different Parrot/Parakeet/Macaw? in a tree. I have looked at species of Macaws and Parakeets and am unable to ID this one. There were 4 that flew off together.
> Very difficult to photograph, large bird. long tail, had white face, blue on wing.
> Here are some pix:
> Thank you,
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Date: 3/10/17 12:22 pm
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Hal Scott Preserve - HENSLOW'S SPARROWS - 3/10/17
This morning while tracking RCW's for the St. Johns Water Management in Orange County at Hal Scott Preserve I had 2 Henslow's Sparrows. Ever since I went to St. Marks, and got the Henslow's on the 13th of January I have been comparing the habitat there with Hal Scott Preserve habitat. I saw a sparrow moving in front of me. Normally I would not even look at it, because I would think it was a Bachman's Sparrow. How wrong I was! Not only was it a Henslow's Sparrow, but there were 2 of them. I have been working out there for 10 years now, and these are the first I have seen there. I do not know if Hal Scott has ever recorded them in the past. There is considerable Henslow's Sparrow habitat at Hal Scott Preserve so I'm sure there are more out there. When I spotted the sparrow the sun was almost in my face. I did not move as not to scare them so my shots are not that good.

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Date: 3/10/17 12:22 pm
From: Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
Alice, I believe that's a Bolivian Green Macaw although I have also seen a photo where it was called a Bolivian Green Parrot.
Roy Peterson, DeBary


From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
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Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 2:41 PM
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.

I went to Miller Roost (Brewer Park) this morning and enjoyed watching dozens of Masked Parakeets in the Australian Pine trees across the canal from the park.Then I saw a different Parrot/Parakeet/Macaw? in a tree. I have looked at species of Macaws and Parakeets and am unable to ID this one. There were 4 that flew off together.Very difficult to photograph, large bird. long tail, had white face, blue on wing.Here are some pix:Thank you, Alice Horst, Marion County, <Flahorst...>

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Date: 3/10/17 12:11 pm
From: David Simpson <simpsondavid...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
Alice,

This looks like a Chestnut-fronted Macaw. This is one of the smallest and most prolific species of macaws in south Florida. They are found in small numbers in both Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

David Simpson
Fellsmere, FL

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> On Mar 10, 2017, at 14:41, Alice Horst <ahorst...> wrote:
>
> I went to Miller Roost (Brewer Park) this morning and enjoyed watching dozens of Masked Parakeets in the Australian Pine trees across the canal from the park.
> Then I saw a different Parrot/Parakeet/Macaw? in a tree. I have looked at species of Macaws and Parakeets and am unable to ID this one. There were 4 that flew off together.
> Very difficult to photograph, large bird. long tail, had white face, blue on wing.
> Here are some pix:
> Thank you,
> Alice Horst, Marion County, Fl
> <ahorst...>
>
> <DSCN4180 (1).jpeg><DSCN4178.jpeg>
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> <DSCN4177.jpeg>
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Date: 3/10/17 12:10 pm
From: Kim van der Linde <kim...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
Chestnut-Fronted Macaw Ara severus.

Kim
Alice Horst wrote:
> I went to Miller Roost (Brewer Park) this morning and enjoyed watching
> dozens of Masked Parakeets in the Australian Pine trees across the canal
> from the park.
> Then I saw a different Parrot/Parakeet/Macaw? in a tree. I have looked at
> species of Macaws and Parakeets and am unable to ID this one. There were 4
> that flew off together.
> Very difficult to photograph, large bird. long tail, had white face, blue
> on wing.
> Here are some pix:
> Thank you,
> Alice Horst, Marion County, Fl
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Date: 3/10/17 11:49 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] More Parakeet/Parrot ID in South Miami.
I went to Miller Roost (Brewer Park) this morning and enjoyed watching dozens of Masked Parakeets in the Australian Pine trees across the canal from the park.
Then I saw a different Parrot/Parakeet/Macaw? in a tree. I have looked at species of Macaws and Parakeets and am unable to ID this one. There were 4 that flew off together.
Very difficult to photograph, large bird. long tail, had white face, blue on wing.
Here are some pix:
Thank you,
Alice Horst, Marion County, Fl
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Date: 3/10/17 7:53 am
From: David Simpson <simpsondavid...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?
Hi all,

My qualitative observations about distribution of the two "species" of Palm Warblers in Florida is that as you go west and north, you tend to encounter more "Yellow" Palm Warblers.  Habitat also seems to be a factor, although my impression is that the difference has more to do with wooded versus open environments rather wet/dry.  In pine lands, I often find "Yellow" Palm Warblers mixed with Pine Warblers during the winter.  "Western" will also mix with Pines in this situation, more so as you go southeast.  Neither population is known to inhabit dense woodlands.

David Simpson
Fellsmere, FL

On Mar 10, 2017, at 10:33 AM, William Haddad <photobill9...> wrote:

Very interesting topic.  Adding to what has been stated, I have seen many fewer Yellows (we use to call them Easterns) here in Brevard County than when I resided in Polk County.  Don’t know that I have seen one this year.  May be the habitat I am birding – only four or five places, but a mixture of dry and wet.
 
Bill Haddad
Palm Bay, Fl.
 
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From: Scott Simmons
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 10:15 AM
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?
 
Interesting observations. For me (I spend most of my time in Seminole, Orange and Brevard Counties), Westerns always far outnumber yellows, perhaps by 20:1 or more. But when I see "yellows," they are almost always in the drier areas of wherever I'm birding. I don't see them in marshy/wet areas very often.  It would be interesting to know if the Yellows you've seen were also in drier habitats.
 
My observations are very anecdotal, so I don't know how much you'd want to make of it.
 
Happy birding,

Scott Simmons
Winter Park, FL
 
On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:40 PM, Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> wrote:
Hey BirdBrainers,
 
I've decided to focus this year on birding some of the large wilderness areas around Polk County that get very little birding attention. It gets a bit dull at times. (Some of these places are lightly birded for a reason. LOL) But I think I've discovered something interesting about Palm Warblers in the process...
 
(To clarify, i'm going to refer to the two Palm Warbler subspecies groups as "Western" and "Yellow" because that's what eBird calls them.)
 
I went back over my eBird reports from the last few years and discovered that, with very few exceptions, all the Palm Warblers I've seen in urban settings or in small nature preserves close to significant human development (Circle B Bar Reserve, Saddle Creek Park, etc.) have been Westerns. On the other hand, nearly all the Palms I've seen in large protected areas farther from human influence (Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, Hilochee WMA, etc.) have been Yellows. And I often have to hike 2 miles or more into a particular preserve before I start seeing them.
 
So that makes me wonder... Are Western Palms more adapted to human disturbance than Yellows? Are Yellows better competitors and thus able to take over areas of more pristine habitat? And if so, could human development (or lack thereof) be a selection pressure that keeps the two taxa separate? I know the two types interbreed where their breeding ranges meet, but if disruptive selection is occurring such that the two extremes (what we know as Yellow & Western) are favored in different areas but intergrades are favored nowhere, then they could be diverging into separate species.
 
Anyway, I have literally no knowledge of what research has been done on Palm Warbler taxonomy/evolution, so for all I know, these questions could have all been answered and I just don't know it. I just thought it was interesting and wondered if anyone else has seen such a phenomenon or knows of any relevant research.
 
Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL
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Date: 3/10/17 7:33 am
From: William Haddad <photobill9...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?
Very interesting topic. Adding to what has been stated, I have seen many fewer Yellows (we use to call them Easterns) here in Brevard County than when I resided in Polk County. Don’t know that I have seen one this year. May be the habitat I am birding – only four or five places, but a mixture of dry and wet.

Bill Haddad
Palm Bay, Fl.

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From: Scott Simmons
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 10:15 AM
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?

Interesting observations. For me (I spend most of my time in Seminole, Orange and Brevard Counties), Westerns always far outnumber yellows, perhaps by 20:1 or more. But when I see "yellows," they are almost always in the drier areas of wherever I'm birding. I don't see them in marshy/wet areas very often.  It would be interesting to know if the Yellows you've seen were also in drier habitats.

My observations are very anecdotal, so I don't know how much you'd want to make of it.

Happy birding,


Scott Simmons
Winter Park, FL

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:40 PM, Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> wrote:
Hey BirdBrainers,

I've decided to focus this year on birding some of the large wilderness areas around Polk County that get very little birding attention. It gets a bit dull at times. (Some of these places are lightly birded for a reason. LOL) But I think I've discovered something interesting about Palm Warblers in the process...

(To clarify, i'm going to refer to the two Palm Warbler subspecies groups as "Western" and "Yellow" because that's what eBird calls them.)

I went back over my eBird reports from the last few years and discovered that, with very few exceptions, all the Palm Warblers I've seen in urban settings or in small nature preserves close to significant human development (Circle B Bar Reserve, Saddle Creek Park, etc.) have been Westerns. On the other hand, nearly all the Palms I've seen in large protected areas farther from human influence (Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, Hilochee WMA, etc.) have been Yellows. And I often have to hike 2 miles or more into a particular preserve before I start seeing them.

So that makes me wonder... Are Western Palms more adapted to human disturbance than Yellows? Are Yellows better competitors and thus able to take over areas of more pristine habitat? And if so, could human development (or lack thereof) be a selection pressure that keeps the two taxa separate? I know the two types interbreed where their breeding ranges meet, but if disruptive selection is occurring such that the two extremes (what we know as Yellow & Western) are favored in different areas but intergrades are favored nowhere, then they could be diverging into separate species.

Anyway, I have literally no knowledge of what research has been done on Palm Warbler taxonomy/evolution, so for all I know, these questions could have all been answered and I just don't know it. I just thought it was interesting and wondered if anyone else has seen such a phenomenon or knows of any relevant research.

Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL
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Date: 3/10/17 7:15 am
From: Scott Simmons <simmonsphoto...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?
Interesting observations. For me (I spend most of my time in Seminole,
Orange and Brevard Counties), Westerns always far outnumber yellows,
perhaps by 20:1 or more. But when I see "yellows," they are almost always
in the drier areas of wherever I'm birding. I don't see them in marshy/wet
areas very often. It would be interesting to know if the Yellows you've
seen were also in drier habitats.

My observations are very anecdotal, so I don't know how much you'd want to
make of it.

Happy birding,

Scott Simmons
Winter Park, FL

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:40 PM, Daniel Estabrooks <
<000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Hey BirdBrainers,
>
> I've decided to focus this year on birding some of the large wilderness
> areas around Polk County that get very little birding attention. It gets a
> bit dull at times. (Some of these places are lightly birded for a reason.
> LOL) But I think I've discovered something interesting about Palm Warblers
> in the process...
>
> (To clarify, i'm going to refer to the two Palm Warbler subspecies groups
> as "Western" and "Yellow" because that's what eBird calls them.)
>
> I went back over my eBird reports from the last few years and discovered
> that, with very few exceptions, all the Palm Warblers I've seen in urban
> settings or in small nature preserves close to significant human
> development (Circle B Bar Reserve, Saddle Creek Park, etc.) have been
> Westerns. On the other hand, nearly all the Palms I've seen in large
> protected areas farther from human influence (Green Swamp Wilderness
> Preserve, Hilochee WMA, etc.) have been Yellows. And I often have to hike 2
> miles or more into a particular preserve before I start seeing them.
>
> So that makes me wonder... Are Western Palms more adapted to human
> disturbance than Yellows? Are Yellows better competitors and thus able to
> take over areas of more pristine habitat? And if so, could human
> development (or lack thereof) be a selection pressure that keeps the two
> taxa separate? I know the two types interbreed where their breeding ranges
> meet, but if disruptive selection is occurring such that the two extremes
> (what we know as Yellow & Western) are favored in different areas but
> intergrades are favored nowhere, then they could be diverging into separate
> species.
>
> Anyway, I have literally no knowledge of what research has been done on
> Palm Warbler taxonomy/evolution, so for all I know, these questions could
> have all been answered and I just don't know it. I just thought it was
> interesting and wondered if anyone else has seen such a phenomenon or knows
> of any relevant research.
>
> Daniel Estabrooks
> Winter Haven, FL
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Date: 3/10/17 4:20 am
From: Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Miami-dade county birding ID on Parrot/Parakeet
Hi Alice!
This may be an Orange-winged Parrot, native to South America. I've never seen one so it's just a guess.
Roy Peterson, DeBary


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Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:46 PM
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Miami-dade county birding ID on Parrot/Parakeet

Had a few of these Parrots/Parakeets mixed with Mitred Parakeets at Fuch’s Park today.Blue-fronted???  Short Parrot tail, yellow on sides of face and on top of head, blue forehead, red at edge of wing, saw yellow on wing when they flew.I don’t know.
I don’t think I have seen them before. They certainly loved the pink flowers.Thank you.
Alice Horst, Marion County, <FLahorst...>

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Date: 3/9/17 7:52 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in South Miami today Orange-winged Amazon, Amazona amazonica.

>
> Parrots/Parakeets at Fuch’s Park: A flock of about 30 mixed Mitred and Orange-winged Amazons that I had not seen before are stunning with blue and yellow faces. Very cool birds.
> Muscovey duck with 11 ducklings running behind her and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
>
> Thank you, Ed Kwater, for the ID of the Orange-winged Amazons.
>
> These birds loved devouring the pink flowers.
> Orange-winged Amazon - Blue head, yellow cheeks , large chunky bird
>
> Orange-winged Amazonia - loved eating the pink flowers
>
>
> Mitred Parakeet
>
>
>
> Muscovey duck with 11 ducklings
> Alice Horst, Marion County FL
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Date: 3/9/17 6:47 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Miami-dade county birding ID on Parrot/Parakeet
Had a few of these Parrots/Parakeets mixed with Mitred Parakeets at Fuch’s Park today.
Blue-fronted??? Short Parrot tail, yellow on sides of face and on top of head, blue forehead, red at edge of wing, saw yellow on wing when they flew.
I don’t know.

I don’t think I have seen them before. They certainly loved the pink flowers.
Thank you.

Alice Horst, Marion County, FL
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Date: 3/9/17 6:41 pm
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Habitat Segregation in Yellow/Western Palm Warblers?
Hey BirdBrainers,
I've decided to focus this year on birding some of the large wilderness areas around Polk County that get very little birding attention. It gets a bit dull at times. (Some of these places are lightly birded for a reason. LOL) But I think I've discovered something interesting about Palm Warblers in the process...
(To clarify, i'm going to refer to the two Palm Warbler subspecies groups as "Western" and "Yellow" because that's what eBird calls them.)
I went back over my eBird reports from the last few years and discovered that, with very few exceptions, all the Palm Warblers I've seen in urban settings or in small nature preserves close to significant human development (Circle B Bar Reserve, Saddle Creek Park, etc.) have been Westerns. On the other hand, nearly all the Palms I've seen in large protected areas farther from human influence (Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, Hilochee WMA, etc.) have been Yellows. And I often have to hike 2 miles or more into a particular preserve before I start seeing them.
So that makes me wonder... Are Western Palms more adapted to human disturbance than Yellows? Are Yellows better competitors and thus able to take over areas of more pristine habitat? And if so, could human development (or lack thereof) be a selection pressure that keeps the two taxa separate? I know the two types interbreed where their breeding ranges meet, but if disruptive selection is occurring such that the two extremes (what we know as Yellow & Western) are favored in different areas but intergrades are favored nowhere, then they could be diverging into separate species.
Anyway, I have literally no knowledge of what research has been done on Palm Warbler taxonomy/evolution, so for all I know, these questions could have all been answered and I just don't know it. I just thought it was interesting and wondered if anyone else has seen such a phenomenon or knows of any relevant research.
Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

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Date: 3/9/17 11:06 am
From: Ed Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Grasshopper Sparrow @ Circle B Bar Reserve
Hello Birders.
Out to Circle B Bar Reserve Southeast of Lakeland from 7 till 10
Best Birds: 2 or 3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, several VESPER SPARROWS, 1 GREAT
HORNED OWL seldom seen at CBBR, 2 BARRED OWLS, 1 SORA, 1 NORTHERN SHOVELER.
Also Sandhill Cranes, Wood Storks, Bald Eagles, Blue-winged Teal,
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Wood Ducks, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs,
Wilson Snipe.
I found the Grasshopper Sparrows at the Eastern end of Eagle's Ridge
in between the trail and the tree line to the north, in the area around the
immature Sand Pines, look for them around the patches of Dog Fennel
associating with Vesper and Savannah Sparrows
Also on the 7th I saw 4 Osceola Turkey in the meadow adjacent to the
Southern Border of the reserve. A Boss Tom was strutting for 2 hens and
then got in a fight with another Tom, they were jumping high in the air and
spurring each other.
Also at South Lake Howard Nature Park in Winter Haven the Wood Ducks
are pairing up and claiming nest boxes and at the rookery on the lake
across the street the waders are starting to build nest. Good Birding and
God Bless.

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven, Fl.

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Date: 3/9/17 11:01 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Marion Creek WMA - S-T Kites, etc.
I spent my morning today at Lake Marion Creek Wildlife Management Area, northeast of Haines City. It's a great place to bird if you enjoy a) not seeing any birds, and b) providing a buffet for the deer flies. (If there are any entomologists in the group, can you tell me why they always want to get in my ears? It's so annoying! LOL)
Anyway, Snell Creek passes through the heart of the management area, and it is surrounded by over 900 acres of bottomland hardwood forest - the same kind of ecosystem that occurs at Saddle Creek Park. And it's probably full of interesting warblers, but unfortunately SFWMD has never cut any trails through that habitat, so it's almost entirely inaccessible.
But that kind of habitat is also attractive to Swallow-tailed Kites, and fortunately you don't have to be IN the forest to see them. I saw at least six individuals today - the first I'd seen in 2017. That was really the only interesting bird I saw, aside from a whole bunch of Yellow Palm Warblers, which seem to be pretty common in the northern parts of Polk County, though clearly not as attracted to gas stations and Walmarts as their Western cousins.
Full eBird list (with more information) below:
Lake Marion Creek WMA--Snell Creek, Polk, Florida, US
Mar 9, 2017 8:55 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.8 mile(s)
Comments:    Walked a good percentage of the trails at the main Snell Creek entrance, plus the small area around the two entrance points east of Snell Creek on the south side of the road.
33 species

Great Egret  1
Black Vulture  7
Turkey Vulture  2
Swallow-tailed Kite  6    All flying together way out west of the power line that forms the western edge of the management area. I also saw one individual flying low and feeding on what appeared to be a small mammal at 28.1346, -81.5377. I didn't count it, assuming it to be one of the six.
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Sandhill Crane  1
Mourning Dove  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Pileated Woodpecker  3
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Phoebe  6
White-eyed Vireo  8
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
House Wren  5
Carolina Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  17
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5
Hermit Thrush  4    First bird seen well at 28.1370, -81.5345. Two birds seen together at 28.1362, -81.5476. A fourth bird heard clucking but not seen at 28.1306, -81.5537.
Gray Catbird  11
Northern Mockingbird  2
Ovenbird  2
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  5
Northern Parula  12
Palm Warbler  5    The four birds that I saw well were all Yellow Palms. I didn't see the fifth bird well enough to ID to subspecies group. I've noticed that I tend to find mostly Yellows in large wilderness areas and mostly Westerns in smaller preserves with nearby urban development.
Pine Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Eastern Towhee  10
Northern Cardinal  6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35067543

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

Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

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Date: 3/9/17 4:22 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite "MIA"
I saw this report today. I am in Miami and will start watching his nest from last year.

MIA faced harsh headwinds this weekend as he attempted to cross the Gulf of Mexico - weather that could have resulted in his death. We know that Swallow-tailed Kites can endure no more than 4 days of over-water flight before becoming unable to continue. However, MIA veered east in time, with the help of a slight shift in wind direction, and found refuge on Cuba 95 miles east of Havana. The winds have calmed and shifted to southerly, providing a tailwind that will ensure an easy final leg of to Florida and an arrival close to home.

Alice Horst, Marion County FL
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Date: 3/8/17 4:02 pm
From: Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Help identifying a heron / egret
Yup. Immature Reddish Egret. Nice shot, too!
Vince CappBayonet Point, FL

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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Help identifying a heron / egret

I found this bird at Casperson beach Venice Fl. It was in a group of Herons that included Great blue Herons a Great Egret and about 15 Snowy Egrets. This bird was about one third larger than the Snowies and about one third smaller than the Great Egret. It was all grey with black legs and beak the body of the bird was grey and it had dark yellow eyes I have many photos and I am attaching one.

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Date: 3/8/17 12:34 pm
From: Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Empidonax near/at Deering Estate, Miami-Dade
Hi all:


I see that there is a bird reported to eBird from today as a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (YBFL), with two poorly-lit pictures and an audio file. To my ear, the bird does not sound like a typical Yellow-bellied. More definitely, the pictures show a bird quite at odds with an ID of YBFL (see attached pic, lightened from original in checklist). The depicted bird has the long, narrow-based, triangular bill with straight sides of Dusky, Gray, and Hammond's flycatchers and Western and Eastern wood-peweees, not the rounded spade-shaped bill of Least Fly, YBFL, or Cuban Pewee. Additionally, though the pictures make it difficult to be sure, the bird's eye ring does not look like the rounded, yellow thing typical of YBFL, but might be the broken eye ring of a wood-pewee. The primary projection looks quite long -- certainly long enough to rule out both Dusky and Gray flycatchers and possibly long enough to rule out Hammond's. To me, that leaves the two US-breeding wood-pewees as options, and the audio recording, to my ears, could quite conceivably be that of an Eastern Wood-Pewee, but I find it difficult to be sure.


Regardless, the report is certainly of interest and might reward follow-up.


Tony



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Largo, FL
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Date: 3/8/17 6:18 am
From: Earl Horn <earl_horn...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Groove-billed Anis Lake Apopka RA Lake County 3/7/17
Both Grove-billed Anis are still present at the Marsh Tower accessed from the Clay Island Trailhead. Jim Flynn and I found them just east of the marsh tower. They were very cooperative sitting up and preening. At one point they were together with one preening the other. Pictures can be seen here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35040844 and the rest of the list can be seen here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35025033

Earl Horn
Mt Dora, Florida

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Date: 3/7/17 6:01 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagles on Mulberry Rec Trail in The Villages, Marion County
Checked on Bald Eagle’s nest today at 4:30pm.
I was glad that both eaglets were still in nest eating “dinner”..
Merry and Noel (named, by me, because they hatched around Christmas) are well fed and getting big. They will be leaving the nest soon.


“I’m practicing, exercising my wings"


“Watch me, I’m leaving this skinny nest"


“Just kidding! I couldn’t leave you, Buddy”


Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!
Alice Horst, Marion County, FL


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Date: 3/7/17 4:03 pm
From: William Haddad <photobill9...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Solitary Sandpiper, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-necked Stilt, Painted Bunting, Marsh Wren and more at Viera this morning
A nice cool, cloudy morning for birding resulted in my best Viera trip this year. The Click Ponds were open or should I say Pond because the back pond is absolutely dry but the first one has some water and that is were the one Black-necked Stilt was, along with Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and Blue-winged Teale. The Solitary Sandpiper was a FOY for me and was on the north side of the second pond in the main wetlands along with many Wilson’s Snipe and common wetland birds. Elsewhere, the stretch of Cattails past and around the corner from the small rotunda, usually good for small birds, did not disappoint. In that stretch I saw the Marsh Wren, female Painted Bunting, Savannah and Swamp Sparrows, Common Yellowthroat and House Wren.!

Other notable birds in the main wetlands (Grissom) included Caracara, Royal Tern and four Duck species – Ring-necked, Hooded Merganser, No. Shovelor,and B.W. Teale. A Great Egret tried unsuccessfully to swallow a Tilapia. Saw several Harriers and Red-shouldered Hawks. Met Chris Ferro at the Moccasson Island Conservation area and he was watching the Ash-throated Flycatcher which I was able to see. Heard but did not see Meadowlarks after walkinkg the trail to the left. Chris and I were surprised the flycatcher was still around. It was that kind of day!

Bill Haddad
Palm Bay, Fl.
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Date: 3/7/17 11:08 am
From: Sam Fried <sam.fried...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] WILD TURKEY - ANTING OR SUBMISSIVE?
3/7/17: I just saw this female wild turkey in my yard, flattening itself against the ground. There was a displaying male within 10 yards. Does anyone know if this bird is “anting” or acting submissive for invited copulation?
Thanks,
Sam Fried, Titusville

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Date: 3/7/17 9:15 am
From: Jim McGinity <jimmcginity...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] FOS Swallow-tailed Kite - Lutz, FL
This morning I saw the first swallowtail kite flying over the Learning Gate Community School campus. Pretty exciting to have them back :-)

Jim

Jim McGinity
Dunedin, FL

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> On Mar 7, 2017, at 7:29 AM, Avery Chan <gatedancer93...> wrote:
>
> Hello birders,
> Two days ago, my dad and I went to Daytona Beach Shores to look for gulls, and after a long distance north of Frank Rendon Park, we found the THAYER'S GULL at around 5:55 P.M. It was very bleached out, and I could barely see the Venetian blind effect if at all. I also saw gannets, sanderlings, ring-billed gulls, herring gulls, laughing gulls, and more. I did not see any Glaucous, Vega, or Iceland Gulls.
>
> My eBird checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/ybn/view/checklist/S35021027
>
> Avery Chan
> Seminole County, Florida
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Date: 3/7/17 7:03 am
From: beachbirder <beachbirder...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Question about Click Ponds / Brevard County
Christopher,

There has been a lot of construction in the Click Ponds on the west side by the pump station. That's why they were closed. As far as the inconsistency on open/closed you might have to contact the wetlands office.

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On Tue, 3/7/17, Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> wrote:

Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Question about Click Ponds / Brevard County
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 10:01 AM

Does anyone know why
the opening of the Click Ponds is so inconsistent or not
usually at the posted hours? I know they close the ponds
from time to time, but when they're officially opened,
I've wasted quite a bit of time traveling over there in
the mornings when the gate should have been open. I know
it's volunteers that open the gates, but there never
seems to be an issue with the Viera Wetlands gate (I assumed
it was the same volunteer group). 
Thanks,
Christopher FerroMelbourne/Brevard
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Date: 3/7/17 7:01 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Question about Click Ponds / Brevard County
Does anyone know why the opening of the Click Ponds is so inconsistent or
not usually at the posted hours? I know they close the ponds from time to
time, but when they're officially opened, I've wasted quite a bit of time
traveling over there in the mornings when the gate should have been open. I
know it's volunteers that open the gates, but there never seems to be an
issue with the Viera Wetlands gate (I assumed it was the same volunteer
group).

Thanks,

Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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Date: 3/7/17 4:29 am
From: Avery Chan <gatedancer93...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Thayer's Gull at Daytona Beach Shores 3/5/2017
Hello birders,
Two days ago, my dad and I went to Daytona Beach Shores to look for gulls, and after a long distance north of Frank Rendon Park, we found the THAYER'S GULL at around 5:55 P.M. It was very bleached out, and I could barely see the Venetian blind effect if at all. I also saw gannets, sanderlings, ring-billed gulls, herring gulls, laughing gulls, and more. I did not see any Glaucous, Vega, or Iceland Gulls.

My eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/ybn/view/checklist/S35021027

Avery Chan
Seminole County, Florida

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Date: 3/6/17 9:06 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pinellas County Brown Boobies Present Six Months Plus
This morning, Monday, from about 9:45AM to about 10:15AM, the continuing Brown Boobies were on the eastern of the three platform towers in Safety Harbor. Today, I happened to be viewing from the east side of the bay at Mobbly Beach. With a good scope they could also be seen from the west side, from the north end of Bayshore Drive or the south end of Philippe Park. With the boobies coming and going from the tower, my best count was at least ten. Amazingly, at least some of these "what are they doing here birds" have been at this not normal location, since late August or early September. So whatever the reason, this becomes their seventh month being present. How much longer will they stay? If you decide to try and see these celebrities, keep in mind that there are also over two hundred Double-crested Cormorants on the tower. Look for the pure white bellies and yellow feet of the adult boobies.


Bob and Denise Lane / Clearwater, Florida

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Date: 3/6/17 8:47 am
From: Sam Fried <sam.fried...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Novagrade digiscoping adapter for Iphone
I am reaching out to Robert Wilson, who Novagrade suggested I contact for help with getting my adapter to work on my scope. Robert, if you get this, please get in touch.

Many thanks!

Sam Fried, Titusville
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Date: 3/6/17 6:21 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed kite
Saw one at 8:45 flying over 441 south of 42.
This is the area where they have nested previously, however, many trees have been removed for construction on east side of 441 now. I will keep watching the area for signs on nesting there.
Alice Horst, Marion County
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Date: 3/4/17 10:16 pm
From: Diana Miller <thunderoaks...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOS STKI & WTKI
Although I doubt that it was an FOS for Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, it was for me....4 Swallow-tailed Kites constantly flying and calling overhead at the primitive campsite at the end of the Prairie Loop Trail (west of the Equestrian Campground). And then at the junction of the Prairie Loop Trail and Grasshopper Sparrow Trail - two White-tailed Kites. Beautiful.


Diana Miller

Haines City, FL

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Date: 3/4/17 6:29 pm
From: Lenore McCullagh <lmcstjohns...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOS STKI
Today 03/04/2017 at 12:10 PM at Bayard Conservation Area we finally had our First Of the Season Swallow-tailed Kite soaring just above the trees along a major old road. Welcome back from Brazil You beautiful bird. Always a thrill. Bayard Conservation Area is South of US 16, East of Green Cove Springs.
Good and lucky birding to all.
 
Lenore McCullagh
 
 

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Date: 3/4/17 6:27 pm
From: Caren Schoen <0000004fc1367798-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
Several pairs come to our feeder on and off all day. For the first time we have a male (with a female ) and he is missing his tail feathers. Have never seen this before. Hoping it grows back. But he has a lady so he is still getting along fine!
Caren Schoen
Sanibel
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> On Mar 4, 2017, at 7:43 PM, Glenn Wilson <wilson...> wrote:
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> I asked nearly the same question up here in Broome County, NY because we noticed the same thing. The replies I received pretty much said others saw their Cardinals all day long. All I can say is, I read somewhere that hawks like Cardinals because they are red and easy to see.
>
> For us, they feed more just before dark.
>
> Glenn Wilson
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>
> On Mar 4, 2017, at 7:06 PM, Avery Chan <gatedancer93...> wrote:
>
> Hello birders,
> I was on an evening walk tonight and as I was coming back home, a pair of cardinals were gorging at the feeders that were finally put back up. It was 6:45 P.M., so I wasn't sure if this was normal. Do diurnal birds normally feed this late in the evening (just after sunset)?
>
> Avery Chan
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Date: 3/4/17 5:55 pm
From: Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
Hi Avery!
I have noticed over many years of observation that Northern Cardinals seem to come to feeders very early in the morning and also in the evening at dusk.They are almost always the first and last birds at the feeders.
Roy Peterson, DeBary


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Hello birders,
    I was on an evening walk tonight and as I was coming back home, a pair of cardinals were gorging at the feeders that were finally put back up.  It was 6:45 P.M., so I wasn't sure if this was normal.  Do diurnal birds normally feed this late in the evening (just after sunset)?

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Date: 3/4/17 5:05 pm
From: Dee Nickerson <dnick324...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
At my yard feeders they seem to be some of the
earliest and latest visitors each day. Just before dusk tonight, I had two lovely Cardinal pairs visit the feeder. They visit during the day also, but it's more of a hassle with all the Goldfinch, House Finch, Chickadee and Titmouse crowd.
Dee Nickerson
Choctaw Beach, FL

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> On Mar 4, 2017, at 6:43 PM, Glenn Wilson <wilson...> wrote:
>
> I asked nearly the same question up here in Broome County, NY because we noticed the same thing. The replies I received pretty much said others saw their Cardinals all day long. All I can say is, I read somewhere that hawks like Cardinals because they are red and easy to see.
>
> For us, they feed more just before dark.
>
> Glenn Wilson
> Endicott, NY
> www.WilsonsWarbler.com
>
> On Mar 4, 2017, at 7:06 PM, Avery Chan <gatedancer93...> wrote:
>
> Hello birders,
> I was on an evening walk tonight and as I was coming back home, a pair of cardinals were gorging at the feeders that were finally put back up. It was 6:45 P.M., so I wasn't sure if this was normal. Do diurnal birds normally feed this late in the evening (just after sunset)?
>
> Avery Chan
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Date: 3/4/17 4:54 pm
From: Dee Nickerson <dnick324...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Hummingbird Feeder?
Thank you for sharing. A delightful picture!
Dee Nickerson
Choctaw Beach, FL

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> On Mar 4, 2017, at 3:19 PM, Joseph Misiaszek <jjmjrfl...> wrote:
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> Great photo! I’m Smiling.
> Joe Misiaszek
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>
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>
> <<...>> Hi Birdbrains, I never thought of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks as the bird I would see trying out my hummingbird feeder, but ………
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Date: 3/4/17 4:43 pm
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
I asked nearly the same question up here in Broome County, NY because we noticed the same thing. The replies I received pretty much said others saw their Cardinals all day long. All I can say is, I read somewhere that hawks like Cardinals because they are red and easy to see.

For us, they feed more just before dark.

Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
www.WilsonsWarbler.com

On Mar 4, 2017, at 7:06 PM, Avery Chan <gatedancer93...> wrote:

Hello birders,
I was on an evening walk tonight and as I was coming back home, a pair of cardinals were gorging at the feeders that were finally put back up. It was 6:45 P.M., so I wasn't sure if this was normal. Do diurnal birds normally feed this late in the evening (just after sunset)?

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Date: 3/4/17 4:06 pm
From: Avery Chan <gatedancer93...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Cardinal Question
Hello birders,
I was on an evening walk tonight and as I was coming back home, a pair of cardinals were gorging at the feeders that were finally put back up. It was 6:45 P.M., so I wasn't sure if this was normal. Do diurnal birds normally feed this late in the evening (just after sunset)?

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Date: 3/4/17 1:19 pm
From: Joseph Misiaszek <jjmjrfl...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Hummingbird Feeder?
Great photo! I'm Smiling.

Joe Misiaszek

Lakeland, FL



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<<...>> Hi Birdbrains, I never thought of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks as
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Date: 3/4/17 12:29 pm
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
Thanks Vince (and everyone else who weighed in). Like some of you, I was
thrown by that lack of a rusty cap, but in fact, that's not unusual,
especially in young birds. Some other even more blurry photos I have show
the lack of wing bars, even though the red/rust on the wings is less than
one might expect. I think must have had a few young or really worn plumaged
birds in with the other "obvious" Swamp Sparrows.

It would have been nice to get a White-throated Sparrow (I don't have one
yet), oh well.

Christopher

Melbourne/Brevard County
lonelybirder.org

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 3:09 PM, Vince Capp <
<00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Yes, Swamp Sparrows can and often do show yellow lores- and a very white
> throat. See photos:
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/15370924688/in/
> photolist-K37JK7-cLNZYb-cGB7vA-pqh1oU-pfKHhc-hqQHfw-
> gFTw1k-niNXD3-gbY8m7-foyDcZ-foNTUu-duhEXk-dmjWec-pu8mS7-
> diP23Q-diP1JG-zfzywy-ddWu19-cGB7eL-cGB845
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/13985034880/in/photostream/
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/7679434190/in/
> photolist-pqh1oU-pfKHhc-hqQHfw-gFTw1k-niNXD3-gbY8m7-
> foyDcZ-foNTUu-duhEXk-K37JK7-dmjWec-pu8mS7-diP23Q-diP1JG-
> zfzywy-ddWu19-cLNZYb-cGB7eL-cGB845-cGB7vA-pCQUDr-cLGdDY
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/10296746515/in/photostream/
>
>
>
> One thing that White-throated does show are wing bars- some bolder than
> others, but they’re always there. I don’t see any on the bird in question.
> see photos:
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/13675560273/
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/16088022076/
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/7685123612/
>
>
>
>
>
> I think maybe the processing may have exaggerated the yellow lores on your
> bird- but the rest of it sure looks like a Swamp to me.
>
>
>
> Vince Capp
>
> Bayonet Point, FL
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Birdbrains - Florida Birds/Natural History [mailto:
> <BRDBRAIN...>] *On Behalf Of *Christopher Ferro
> *Sent:* Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 PM
> *To:* <BRDBRAIN...>
> *Subject:* [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area /
> Brevard County
>
>
>
> Some of you have suggested White-throated Sparrow, and that hadn't even
> crossed my mind, but I see why. I don't see much red/rust in the crown at
> all (but immature Swamps can be like that), and there really wasn't much
> red/rust in the wings either. Those of you who said Swamp Sparrow, why
> would you discount White-throated? There was a hint (seen better in my bins
> than my camera) of yellow lores on these birds; can Swamp Sparrows have
> yellow lores? I'm attaching a better version of the photo (similarly
> cropped) - the one I sent earlier had to go through my phone, first, which
> sometimes alters the colors and contrast. Sorry for the compression
> artifacts.
>
>
>
> Christopher Ferro
>
> Melbourne/Brevard County
>
> lonelybirder.org
>
>
>
> On Mar 4, 2017 11:18 AM, "Rex Rowan" <rexrowan...> wrote:
>
> Hi, Christopher -
>
> That's a Swamp Sparrow. Clay-colored never shows gray auriculars (though
> some younger Swamps have brown ones), red on the wings, or a reddish cap.
>
> Two of the Clay-colored's field marks - the unmarked lore and the gray
> patch on the side of the neck - are actually shared by most sparrows.
>
> Rex Rowan
>
> Gainesville
>
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Christopher Ferro <
> <lonelybirder43...> wrote:
>
> Hi, it's me again, still unsure of my sparrows. This morning at Pine
> Island, about 1/2 way north on the path by the long lake/pond, on the left
> side in the brush, I flushed a flock of sparrows. There were several Swamp
> Sparrows and a few that might be Clay-colored (again?!). Photo attached.
> What do you think?
>
>
>
> Christopher Ferro
>
> Melbourne/Brevard County
>
> lonelybirder.org
>
>
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Date: 3/4/17 12:09 pm
From: Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
Yes, Swamp Sparrows can and often do show yellow lores- and a very white throat. See photos:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/15370924688/in/photolist-K37JK7-cLNZYb-cGB7vA-pqh1oU-pfKHhc-hqQHfw-gFTw1k-niNXD3-gbY8m7-foyDcZ-foNTUu-duhEXk-dmjWec-pu8mS7-diP23Q-diP1JG-zfzywy-ddWu19-cGB7eL-cGB845



https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/13985034880/in/photostream/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/7679434190/in/photolist-pqh1oU-pfKHhc-hqQHfw-gFTw1k-niNXD3-gbY8m7-foyDcZ-foNTUu-duhEXk-K37JK7-dmjWec-pu8mS7-diP23Q-diP1JG-zfzywy-ddWu19-cLNZYb-cGB7eL-cGB845-cGB7vA-pCQUDr-cLGdDY



https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/10296746515/in/photostream/



One thing that White-throated does show are wing bars- some bolder than others, but they’re always there. I don’t see any on the bird in question. see photos:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/13675560273/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/16088022076/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincecapp/7685123612/





I think maybe the processing may have exaggerated the yellow lores on your bird- but the rest of it sure looks like a Swamp to me.



Vince Capp

Bayonet Point, FL







From: Birdbrains - Florida Birds/Natural History [mailto:<BRDBRAIN...>] On Behalf Of Christopher Ferro
Sent: Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 PM
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County



Some of you have suggested White-throated Sparrow, and that hadn't even crossed my mind, but I see why. I don't see much red/rust in the crown at all (but immature Swamps can be like that), and there really wasn't much red/rust in the wings either. Those of you who said Swamp Sparrow, why would you discount White-throated? There was a hint (seen better in my bins than my camera) of yellow lores on these birds; can Swamp Sparrows have yellow lores? I'm attaching a better version of the photo (similarly cropped) - the one I sent earlier had to go through my phone, first, which sometimes alters the colors and contrast. Sorry for the compression artifacts.



Christopher Ferro

Melbourne/Brevard County

lonelybirder.org



On Mar 4, 2017 11:18 AM, "Rex Rowan" <rexrowan...> wrote:

Hi, Christopher -

That's a Swamp Sparrow. Clay-colored never shows gray auriculars (though some younger Swamps have brown ones), red on the wings, or a reddish cap.

Two of the Clay-colored's field marks - the unmarked lore and the gray patch on the side of the neck - are actually shared by most sparrows.

Rex Rowan

Gainesville



On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> wrote:

Hi, it's me again, still unsure of my sparrows. This morning at Pine Island, about 1/2 way north on the path by the long lake/pond, on the left side in the brush, I flushed a flock of sparrows. There were several Swamp Sparrows and a few that might be Clay-colored (again?!). Photo attached. What do you think?



Christopher Ferro

Melbourne/Brevard County

lonelybirder.org



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Date: 3/4/17 11:04 am
From: Frank Fogarty <fogartyfa...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
The lack of a black lower border of the white throat patch helps to rule
out White-throated, as does the extensive grayish wash on the face and
rusty wings.

Many sparrow species (including this Swamp Sparrow) can show some buffy or
yellow color in the supralores, but this bird lacks the bold yellow
typically seen on White-throated.

Frank Fogarty

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
> wrote:

> Some of you have suggested White-throated Sparrow, and that hadn't even
> crossed my mind, but I see why. I don't see much red/rust in the crown at
> all (but immature Swamps can be like that), and there really wasn't much
> red/rust in the wings either. Those of you who said Swamp Sparrow, why
> would you discount White-throated? There was a hint (seen better in my bins
> than my camera) of yellow lores on these birds; can Swamp Sparrows have
> yellow lores? I'm attaching a better version of the photo (similarly
> cropped) - the one I sent earlier had to go through my phone, first, which
> sometimes alters the colors and contrast. Sorry for the compression
> artifacts.
>
> Christopher Ferro
> Melbourne/Brevard County
> lonelybirder.org
>
> On Mar 4, 2017 11:18 AM, "Rex Rowan" <rexrowan...> wrote:
>
>> Hi, Christopher -
>>
>> That's a Swamp Sparrow. Clay-colored never shows gray auriculars (though
>> some younger Swamps have brown ones), red on the wings, or a reddish cap.
>>
>> Two of the Clay-colored's field marks - the unmarked lore and the gray
>> patch on the side of the neck - are actually shared by most sparrows.
>>
>> Rex Rowan
>> Gainesville
>>
>> On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Christopher Ferro <
>> <lonelybirder43...> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, it's me again, still unsure of my sparrows. This morning at Pine
>>> Island, about 1/2 way north on the path by the long lake/pond, on the left
>>> side in the brush, I flushed a flock of sparrows. There were several Swamp
>>> Sparrows and a few that might be Clay-colored (again?!). Photo attached.
>>> What do you think?
>>>
>>> Christopher Ferro
>>> Melbourne/Brevard County
>>> lonelybirder.org
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Date: 3/4/17 11:00 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE? Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
Some of you have suggested White-throated Sparrow, and that hadn't even
crossed my mind, but I see why. I don't see much red/rust in the crown at
all (but immature Swamps can be like that), and there really wasn't much
red/rust in the wings either. Those of you who said Swamp Sparrow, why
would you discount White-throated? There was a hint (seen better in my bins
than my camera) of yellow lores on these birds; can Swamp Sparrows have
yellow lores? I'm attaching a better version of the photo (similarly
cropped) - the one I sent earlier had to go through my phone, first, which
sometimes alters the colors and contrast. Sorry for the compression
artifacts.

Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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On Mar 4, 2017 11:18 AM, "Rex Rowan" <rexrowan...> wrote:

> Hi, Christopher -
>
> That's a Swamp Sparrow. Clay-colored never shows gray auriculars (though
> some younger Swamps have brown ones), red on the wings, or a reddish cap.
>
> Two of the Clay-colored's field marks - the unmarked lore and the gray
> patch on the side of the neck - are actually shared by most sparrows.
>
> Rex Rowan
> Gainesville
>
> On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Christopher Ferro <
> <lonelybirder43...> wrote:
>
>> Hi, it's me again, still unsure of my sparrows. This morning at Pine
>> Island, about 1/2 way north on the path by the long lake/pond, on the left
>> side in the brush, I flushed a flock of sparrows. There were several Swamp
>> Sparrows and a few that might be Clay-colored (again?!). Photo attached.
>> What do you think?
>>
>> Christopher Ferro
>> Melbourne/Brevard County
>> lonelybirder.org
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Date: 3/4/17 10:42 am
From: Stephen Gross <sgrocolret...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Hummingbird Feeder?
Hi Birdbrains, I never thought of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks as the
bird I would see trying out my hummingbird feeder, but ...

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Date: 3/4/17 9:47 am
From: Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
This one’s a Swampie.



Vince Capp

Bayonet Point, FL



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Hi, it's me again, still unsure of my sparrows. This morning at Pine Island, about 1/2 way north on the path by the long lake/pond, on the left side in the brush, I flushed a flock of sparrows. There were several Swamp Sparrows and a few that might be Clay-colored (again?!). Photo attached. What do you think?



Christopher Ferro

Melbourne/Brevard County

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Date: 3/4/17 8:11 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrows, Pine Island Conservation Area / Brevard County
Hi, it's me again, still unsure of my sparrows. This morning at Pine
Island, about 1/2 way north on the path by the long lake/pond, on the left
side in the brush, I flushed a flock of sparrows. There were several Swamp
Sparrows and a few that might be Clay-colored (again?!). Photo attached.
What do you think?

Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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Date: 3/3/17 5:12 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID Swamp Sparrow - not Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow had me fooled.
Bird just looked different than SWSPs that I see fairly often.
Thank you BRDBRAINs for your input.

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Date: 3/3/17 5:02 pm
From: Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help
Alice-

This is a Melospiza, but it’s a Swamp- not a Lincoln’s. A adult winter Swampie will show a central smudge on the breast just as often as not. Given the view here, I think the key feature on this bird would be the blurry streaking on the breast and flanks. These would be much finer and crisper on a Lincoln’s. The rufous shoulders, primaries and lower flanks are the clinchers.



Best-

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We were at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive this morning looking for Yellow-breasted Chat with a few other birders at the “crazy U” in the drive. We saw many Yellow-rumps, a couple of E. Towhees and this little guy popped up from a bush:

I only got a couple of shots before bird disappeared. These were the best pix I got….

I think Lincoln’s Sparrow: large gray eyebrow, eye-ring, center breast spot - can anyone confirm?

NO, we didn’t see the YBCH!



Thank you,

Alice Horst, Marion County

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Date: 3/3/17 4:10 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help
We were at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive this morning looking for Yellow-breasted Chat with a few other birders at the “crazy U” in the drive. We saw many Yellow-rumps, a couple of E. Towhees and this little guy popped up from a bush:
I only got a couple of shots before bird disappeared. These were the best pix I got….
I think Lincoln’s Sparrow: large gray eyebrow, eye-ring, center breast spot - can anyone confirm?
NO, we didn’t see the YBCH!

Thank you,
Alice Horst, Marion County
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Date: 3/3/17 5:23 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Thursday Gulf Of Mexico Birding / Pinellas County
Yesterday I had the opportunity to go with friends on an all day eight hour fishing trip out into The Gulf of Mexico. I thought what a great way to socialize and see what birds are out there this time of year. We departed Clearwater Harbor on The Gulf Queen at 9AM. The weather was perfect. About an hour later at about eight miles out, we encountered the only birding highlight of the entire day, a continuous raft of about 85 Common Loons on the water and 6 scattered adult Northern Gannets floating off the north side of the boat. At about 11AM we arrived at about twenty-two miles out. The water depth was up to sixty feet. On the way to this location we saw 5 Herring Gulls, 2 Laughing Gulls, and 1 Ring-billed Gull. That's it!!! For the next four hours, unbelievably, I did not see one bird. On the two hour return to port, our only offshore birds were seeing the 6 Northern Gannets and the 5 Herring Gulls again. Where were all the birds? At least the fishing was good! I am surprised that there were no gulls following the boat, plus we saw no dolphins, and no turtles.


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Date: 3/2/17 5:36 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Message from EAGLEWATCH
Good evening everyone:
I received a lengthy email from EagleWatch to whom I report the 2 Bald Eagle nests that I monitor. I am forwarding their message:

Many of our eaglets are reaching the point where they are venturing out on branches around their nest and preparing to fledge. This is a critical time for nest monitors to keep an eye out for eaglets that may fledge too soon and need assistance. We recently received our first “early jumper” eaglet at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey Clinic from a nest in Lake County. The eaglet was rescued by a quick-thinking and tenacious EagleWatch volunteer who searched the woods for the young bird who had left the nest too soon. Thankfully, it didn’t have any broken bones, but is being treated for a mild case of avian pox. If you find an eaglet out of the nest that needs help, you may call the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey for guidance at 407-644-0190. After hours, you may call Reinier Munguia at 863-797-7374 for help locating a rescuer, or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.

ALSO:

Finally, I wanted to share with you about an opportunity to help another amazing raptor species while you are out observing your eagle nests. Swallow-tailed kites are currently returning to Florida from South America to nest. The Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) monitors the population of Swallow-tailed Kites and their small team is asking for assistance on identifying probable and confirmed nesting locations of Swallow-tailed Kites. Reports of nests or nesting activity can be made on the ARCI website: http://arcinst.org/report-sightings <http://arcinst.org/report-sightings>. Useful information to report:
1. A concise location (could be GPS coordinates from on-line map, or intersection or landscape description).
2. Date of observation
3. Number of Swallow-tailed Kites seen and their behavior
4. If observing an actual nest, what activities are you observing: nest building, incubation, brooding, chicks (how many), predation, failed/empty, fledglings.


Thank you, Birders.
Alice Horst, Marion County, FL
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Date: 3/2/17 5:03 pm
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek Park - American Bittern, redstarts, etc.
I spent the afternoon at Saddle Creek Park, east of Lakeland, mainly to see if there were any early spring migrants around.
Back in the day, Saddle Creek was a pretty famous warbler spot. In fact, I have an older Florida birding guide that mentions it as one of the most reliable places in the state to see Cerulean Warblers. Well, it's gradually become overgrown with all sorts of invasive plants, and only three Ceruleans have been reported in the last 10 years.
So it isn't what it used to be, but there was still some good stuff around - most prominently three American Redstarts. First week of March is a little early for them to be here, so that was cool. And I got surprised by an American Bittern trying his best to hide in a patch of reeds along Morgan Combee Rd. that wasn't much bigger than he was. Definitely not good bittern habitat, but he was there nonetheless.
Full eBird report below...
Saddle Creek Park, Polk, Florida, US
Mar 2, 2017 11:15 AM - 3:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.2 mile(s)
Comments:    Walked the whole nature trail and most of the road.
55 species (+2 other taxa)

Mallard (Domestic type)  12
Pied-billed Grebe  20
Double-crested Cormorant  75
Anhinga  15
Brown Pelican  2
American Bittern  1    This guy was trying his best to hide in a pitiful little cluster of reeds at 28.0625, -81.8846. I saw him fly in, and it still took me a little while to find him, which is a testament to how well they can camouflage themselves.
Great Blue Heron  10
Great Egret  9
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  4
Tricolored Heron  4
Cattle Egret  5
White Ibis  14
Glossy Ibis  1
Black Vulture  15
Turkey Vulture  180    Rough estimate. This location is a well-known vulture roosting spot during the winter. I estimated ~200 vultures total, and almost all of them were Turkeys.
Osprey  5
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  3
Common Gallinule  7
Limpkin  10
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  2
Barred Owl  2    Male and female calling to each other near the south end of the nature trail.
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  5
White-eyed Vireo  2
Blue-headed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  2
Fish Crow  18
Tufted Titmouse  4
House Wren  1    I've seen very few of these guys the last several times I've been out. They should still be common at this time of year. I'm not sure where they've all gone.
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  8
Hermit Thrush  3    Two birds along the nature trail. The third was at the bridge into Tenoroc FMA.
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
Ovenbird  3    Two heard-only, one seen. One bird at the bridge into Tenoroc FMA, and two more together near the south end of the nature trail.
Louisiana/Northern Waterthrush  1    At the bridge into Tenoroc FMA. Darn thing "chink"-ed at me for several minutes and sounded very close, but I was never able to see it. I can ID waterthrush calls in a spectrogram, but I wasn't able to get a recording, and I don't trust myself to make an ID by ear alone.
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  3    FOS for me. One male at the bridge into Tenoroc FMA, plus another male and a female along the nature trail.
Northern Parula  17
Palm Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  50
Northern Cardinal  14
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  11
Boat-tailed Grackle  40
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34921289

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

Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 3/2/17 1:12 pm
From: Vince Capp <00000031300bf63b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help #2
Agreed. I don’t know if one could go much farther than that- given the limited view.



Vince Capp

Bayonet Point, FL



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The narrow, notched tail points to Spizella.



Tony

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Date: 3/2/17 9:34 am
From: Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help #2
The narrow, notched tail points to Spizella.


Tony


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Date: 3/2/17 9:01 am
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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help #2
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Date: 3/2/17 8:33 am
From: Sean C <dan...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sparrow ID help
I saw this Sparrow in Polk County, Florida yesterday. I was thinking a WCSP (lifer) when I 1st saw it, but now I'm not sure. Any suggestions? thanks.

Sean C,
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Date: 3/1/17 11:45 pm
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite Reports outside of Florida in Amazing Areas ! ! !
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Date: 3/1/17 7:20 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Marion County Bird ID
Thank you all who answered.
Red-breasted Merganser is what I was thinking, but I needed confirmation.
Thank you.

Alice Horst, Marion County, FL
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Date: 3/1/17 6:41 pm
From: Caren Schoen <0000004fc1367798-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] ID help - Marion County
looks like a Red Breasted Merganser either an adult female or first year male
Caren Schoen
Sanibel, FL
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> On Mar 1, 2017, at 9:06 PM, Alice Horst <ahorst...> wrote:
>
> The reason these pictures are so poor is because the birds were half way across the lake from where I was standing. Couldn’t get closer.
> Any ideas?
> I am going back tomorrow and try again.
>
> Lake Weir, today, I definitely saw 2 Common Loons but then 2 puzzlers:
>
> <DSCN3776.jpg>
> These 2 birds pretty much stayed together. Have “Merganser” type feathers on back of heads, but I do not think they are female Hooded Mergansers. I really don’t know.
>
> <DSCN3771.jpg>
> 2 “puzzlers"
>
>
> <DSCN3769.jpg>
> 2 “puzzlers” and 1 common Loon
>
> <DSCN3754.jpg>
> 2 “puzzlers”
>
> <DSCN3739.jpg>
> Common Loon beginning to show breeding plumage
>
> Thank you for any ID help.
> Alice Horst, Marion County, FL
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Date: 3/1/17 6:06 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] ID help - Marion County
The reason these pictures are so poor is because the birds were half way across the lake from where I was standing. Couldn’t get closer.
Any ideas?
I am going back tomorrow and try again.

Lake Weir, today, I definitely saw 2 Common Loons but then 2 puzzlers:


These 2 birds pretty much stayed together. Have “Merganser” type feathers on back of heads, but I do not think they are female Hooded Mergansers. I really don’t know.


2 “puzzlers"



2 “puzzlers” and 1 common Loon


2 “puzzlers”


Common Loon beginning to show breeding plumage

Thank you for any ID help.
Alice Horst, Marion County, FL
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Date: 3/1/17 2:10 pm
From: Jim Eager <beachbirder...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Yellowlegs ID
Avery,

I was there last Friday and saw 7 Greater Yellowlegs.

Jim Eager
Cape Canaveral, FL

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> On Mar 1, 2017, at 4:12 PM, Avery Chan <gatedancer93...> wrote:
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> Hello birders,
>
> Last Sunday, my dad and I saw a shorebird at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. I'm pretty sure it was a yellowlegs. I took a few photos, and I want to know if the bird could be identified. Any help would be appreciated.
> http://s3.photobucket.com/user/termigator/media/Birds/Shorebirds/IMG_3069.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2
> http://s3.photobucket.com/user/termigator/media/Birds/Shorebirds/IMG_3070.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
> http://s3.photobucket.com/user/termigator/media/Birds/Shorebirds/IMG_3071.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
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> Avery Chan
> Seminole County, Florida
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Date: 3/1/17 1:21 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Great Horned Owlets, SUMTER COUNTY, FL
A fellow birder, Jan Mercer, told me she found a Great Horned Owl’s nest near her house in The Villages, Sumter County.
I went to her house this morning and we walked behind her house around a pond.
The nest is on a high tension wire support much like our Bald Eagle’s nest on Mulberry Recreation Trail.
One adorable little guy was standing up on the support. It was hard to see the other(s) or how many others there were in the nest.
One slowly stuck his head above the nest to be seen and THEN a third head popped up!
What a treat!
One adult was close by watching the kids!


“I’m the OLDEST"

the only thing cuter than 1 Eaglet is 2 or 3 of them


The “older” one was getting bored.


Supervision from above.

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They can be seen from fairly far away on Palo Alto near Luna Lane. This is a residential neighborhood so please be courteous.


Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!
Alice Horst, Marion County
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Date: 3/1/17 1:12 pm
From: Avery Chan <gatedancer93...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Yellowlegs ID
Hello birders,

Last Sunday, my dad and I saw a shorebird at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. I'm pretty sure it was a yellowlegs. I took a few photos, and I want to know if the bird could be identified. Any help would be appreciated.
http://s3.photobucket.com/user/termigator/media/Birds/Shorebirds/IMG_3069.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2
http://s3.photobucket.com/user/termigator/media/Birds/Shorebirds/IMG_3070.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
http://s3.photobucket.com/user/termigator/media/Birds/Shorebirds/IMG_3071.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Avery Chan
Seminole County, Florida

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Date: 3/1/17 9:46 am
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] test message
from
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Date: 3/1/17 9:27 am
From: Sherri <0000005a34ef62cb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] North Dakota Banded Piping Plovers Come To Visit
I saw one at Ft. Desoto 2 weeks ago and sent it in. It's from the same general area, Yankton, ND near the Missouri River. Banded in 2012 and likes to winter in Ft. DeSoto. I didn't see any numbers on the tags but was identified by the # of tags(4) and the colors of the tags.

Sherri Brown
Winter Springs

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> During The Winter Shorebird Survey on 02/03/17, three of the banded Piping Plovers identified by teams on Three Rooker Bar South and Anclote Key hailed originally from the same area in western North Dakota, about one hundred miles south of Saskatchewan and the Canadian border, along the Missouri River corridor from the town of Bismarck north to Lake Sakakawea. To reach their winter barrier island destinations in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, they had to travel about 1750 miles directly southeast. 1600 of these miles were over land. Interestingly, the Texas Coast and the Gulf of California are only about 1300 miles. Why travel the additional distance to the Florida Gulf Coast? Bird (A28) was banded as an adult in June 2013. Bird (OL7) was banded as an adult in June 2015. Bird (15B) was banded as a chick in July 2016. You wonder, did these three and some of the other twenty or so recorded Piping Plovers make the long journey together? Thanks to Dan Larremore, environmental specialist, at Honeymoon Island State Park, for providing the results of the band information of these amazing travelers.
>
>
> Bob Lane / Clearwater, Florida
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Date: 3/1/17 9:14 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] North Dakota Banded Piping Plovers Come To Visit
During The Winter Shorebird Survey on 02/03/17, three of the banded Piping Plovers identified by teams on Three Rooker Bar South and Anclote Key hailed originally from the same area in western North Dakota, about one hundred miles south of Saskatchewan and the Canadian border, along the Missouri River corridor from the town of Bismarck north to Lake Sakakawea. To reach their winter barrier island destinations in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, they had to travel about 1750 miles directly southeast. 1600 of these miles were over land. Interestingly, the Texas Coast and the Gulf of California are only about 1300 miles. Why travel the additional distance to the Florida Gulf Coast? Bird (A28) was banded as an adult in June 2013. Bird (OL7) was banded as an adult in June 2015. Bird (15B) was banded as a chick in July 2016. You wonder, did these three and some of the other twenty or so recorded Piping Plovers make the long journey together? Thanks to Dan Larremore, environmental specialist, at Honeymoon Island State Park, for providing the results of the band information of these amazing travelers.


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Date: 2/28/17 6:38 pm
From: Tom Palmer <000000341ea7e2ea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Nanday Parakeet, Lakeland
I saw about half a dozen a couple of weeks ago on W. Memorial Blvd. There was a small flock south of Lake Wales 35 years ago, but they didn't persist. Whether this newest population will persist is a good question. They may decline as the Monk Parakeets did.

Tom Palmer
Winter Haven

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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Nanday Parakeet, Lakeland
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4:18 PM

Yesterday
I came across a Nanday Parakeet on a power line near the
corner of George Jenkins Blvd. & Veterans Ave. on the
northwest side of Lakeland. There was historically a small
population of these birds that bred (or at least attempted
to breed) in this area, but the most recent report was from
February 23, 2015 - just over two years ago. Not sure if
this was a lone surviving bird from that population or a new
one from the coast who came in recently, but it was an
interesting sighting regardless.
Daniel
EstabrooksWinter
Haven, FL
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Date: 2/28/17 1:33 pm
From: Diane Reed <dreedster14...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Glaucous Gull
Greetings
Observed a Glaucous Gull on the beaches just north of St Augustine
during my shorebird survey. The bird was seen approximately 1.2 miles
north of the Exxon Gas Station (approx 8 miles north of the Vilano
Bridge). It was loafing with a small mixed flock.
thanks
Diane Reed
St Johns County
St Augustine FL
Vilano Beach

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Date: 2/28/17 1:19 pm
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Nanday Parakeet, Lakeland
Yesterday I came across a Nanday Parakeet on a power line near the corner of George Jenkins Blvd. & Veterans Ave. on the northwest side of Lakeland. There was historically a small population of these birds that bred (or at least attempted to breed) in this area, but the most recent report was from February 23, 2015 - just over two years ago. Not sure if this was a lone surviving bird from that population or a new one from the coast who came in recently, but it was an interesting sighting regardless.
Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

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Date: 2/28/17 8:31 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bald Eagle's Nest on Mulberry Rec Trail, The Villages, Marion County
Well I hadn’t checked Bald Eagle’s nest for a couple of weeks and boy have the Eaglets grown!!!
When I approached the nest I could see one of the youngsters up on the arm of the tower above the nest. I thought perhaps the second one had left the nest. I watched the one flapping wings, looking as though he might take off at any moment, then jumped back into the nest and almost disappeared in the “skinny” nest.
Then the second head appeared.
I think they will be flying off fairly soon.
I did not see the adults this morning at 10:30 am



1 eaglet standing on arm of tower above the “skinny” nest

Flapping wings,

Back in the nest with sibling - AHHHHHHH!

Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!
Alice Horst
Marion County, Fl
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Date: 2/28/17 6:36 am
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Thayer's Gull. Glaucous Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
Yesterday afternoon, 2/27, Bob Wallace and I found the 1st cycle Thayer's Gull and one of the two 1st cycle Glaucous Gulls on the beach at Daytona Beach Shores, Volusia Co. The birds were well north of Frank Rendon Park, about 1/4 mile south of the Silver Beach Avenue approach.

Michael

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Date: 2/28/17 4:05 am
From: William Haddad <photobill9...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Turkey Creek this Morning
Forgot to add my name. The e-mail at first didn’t appear to go through due to the size of attached photos so deleted some.

Bill Haddad
Palm Bay, Fl.

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Date: 2/27/17 6:47 pm
From: Ed Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Eagles lock talons @ Circle B bar
Hello Birders.
Out to Circle B Bar Reserve Southeast of Lakeland Sunday afternoon and
although I didn't see any noteworthy migrants I was fortunate to see a pair
of Bald Eagle rivals lock talons as a resident Eagle drove off an intruder.
After a short chase the pursued Eagle rolls on it's back and locks
talons with the Eagle chasing it. The birds spin about five revolutions in
a one legged embrace plunging perhaps 60 feet falling just past and below a
big tree. The Eagles did not disengage until the last second and barely
avoided hitting the ground. They say that this is a mating ritual but I
think this was a territorial dispute as the intruder fled and the resident
returned to the interior marsh. Good Birding and God Bless.

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Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 2/26/17 7:10 pm
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] First Of Season Reported Swallow-Tailed Kite for Volusia County in 2017 ! ! !
Hello Fellow Birders,

My good friend, Steve Brown had the first reported Swallow-Tailed Kite of Volusia County for This Year of 2017 ! The Second Year in a row ! Bravo !

Green Springs Park, Volusia County, Florida, US
Date and Effort
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:04 PM
Protocol:Stationary
Duration:1 minute(s)
Observers: Steve Brown
Comments:1 Swallow-Tailed Kite was observed flying to the North and not stopping or slowing down but moving fast This would be the 1ST reported Swallow-Tailed Kite in Volusia County for 2017
Species
1 species total

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Date: 2/26/17 2:45 pm
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Canada Warbler St. Sebastian River Preserve SP / Brevard County
For those asking about the Canada Warbler I saw this morning at St.
Sebastian River Preserve State Park, the location is in the eBird list
description, thus:

"Between marker 6 and service road sign, yellow trail, west side of path."
This would be along the western-most portion of the Yellow Trail, north of
the horse camp, along some low palms and scrub on the west side of the
trail, There's a service road to the north of marker 6. It was just south
of that.

That's the best I can explain where.


Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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Date: 2/26/17 2:38 pm
From: burtonian <burtonian...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Am. White Pelican in Mitchell Ponds, Pasco -local interest only

Today there was a single White Pelican at the ponds on Mitchell Ponds in Pasco County.




Dan Burton,

Port Richey




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Date: 2/26/17 9:16 am
From: Dorothy Dunlap <00000048180262c2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Parker Park, Lakeland
Thank you Daniel Estabrooks for directing my attention to Lake Parker Park. I went to visit Feb. 24. Wonderful day, full of birds and photos. The owl nest had two chicks, but because of the distant divide, I couldn't get both in the photo. Thanks again.
Dorothy Dunlap
Ocala, Fl.
Trumansburg, NY

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Date: 2/25/17 6:15 pm
From: Jay R Cordeiro <Jay.Cordeiro...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Free Wildlife Journals
Free journals available- if anyone on this list is interested.

I am offering a large run of the Journal of Wildlife Management and Wildlife Monographs at no charge to the first to respond. They are paperbound, as issued, and include the following issues:

Journal of Wildlife Management
1966-2000;
Issues 30(1)-64(3);
~215 issues total, incomplete
In total there are four bankers boxes worth.

Wildlife Monographs
1969-1990;
Issues 17-112;
~90 issues total, INCOMPLETE
About two bankers boxes worth

Please contact me off list if you are interested. I will be tossing the lot at the end of the coming week if there are no takers.

Many thanks in advance.

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Date: 2/25/17 5:10 pm
From: DAWN CAMPBELL-CURRIE <0000005e81cf5274-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Viera Wetlands and More Lost Habitat
Thanks for all the replies. Several were also concerned about the habitat loss. Others informed me that the primary reason is not development, but the elimination of Brazilian Pepper, a highly invasive species that took over that area from native flora. Looks pretty extreme - it will be interesting to see how things go over the coming months/years.
Dawn Currie
Melbourne, Brevard County


From: Dawn <ltcolc2...>
To: "<BRDBRAIN...>" <BRDBRAIN...>
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:53 PM
Subject: Viera Wetlands and More Lost Habitat


> Made my way through the construction on Wickham Rd to check out Viera Wetlands today (Click Ponds were closed). Didn't find any unusual birds. Found a few species of ducks, including some Ring-necked ducks that actually were showing the ring on the neck for which they are named. Shovelers, teal, and mottled made up the rest. I enjoyed watching two Limpkins foraging together. When one found a snail, he walked to the edge of the berm, followed by the second one. There they shared the snail and went back into the shallows, looking for more. It was fascinating to watch. Complete list - ebird.org/view/checklist/S34769981
>
> At the end of the ride, I saw a heartbreaking scene. They are in the process of stripping the habitat on the eastern side of the wetlands. Just last month, I saw and photographed deer grazing along the edge of that water before they went back into the (now non-existent) brush. I wonder where they, and the rest of the wildlife are being pushed off to as they continue development.
>
> Sad,
> Dawn Currie
> Melbourne, Brevard County


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Date: 2/25/17 3:44 pm
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] In the neighborhood (Melborne) / Brevard County
It was a warm but beautiful day in Brevard County today. I had outdoor
chores to do, which was fine because I got to keep tabs on the birds in the
neighborhood throughout the afternoon.

It's still transition time here, with Spring knocking quite loudly on the
door. The last flocks of American Robins are passing through. I saw a
couple of dozen today. There was a scattering of Tree Swallows, and the
scream of a Red-shouldered Hawk or two. There was a constant backdrop of
the squeaky-hinge songs of Common Grackles, interspersed with Red-bellied
Woodpecker calls, a few Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, a couple of Northern
Cardinals, and a passing flock of Fish Crows. The treat of the day, for me,
was FINALLY a flock of Cedar Waxwings. I've managed to miss this species
all winter, and finally today a flock of about 20 or so.

I hope you all had a nice Saturday.

Take care,
Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County
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Date: 2/25/17 11:28 am
From: Tony Leukering <00000005faa06247-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Nashville at Largo

Hi all:


I visited the Largo Nature Preserve this morning, hoping to find my FOS Northern Parula. My search was successful, as I saw two of 'em. However, among the mixed-species flock (warblers, gnatcatchers, kinglet), I twice saw a dull Nashville Warbler from the boardwalk system a bit north of the observation "tower." I assume that the bird wintered locally, as it was a fairly dull individual, thus probably a female, and it seems a fair bit early for migrant Nashvilles.


Also interesting there was that the only two apparently-pure ducks that I identified were a male Mottled and a female Mallard which were an obvious pair and copulated to prove it; all other large ducks that I saw well enough to ID were Mallard x Mottled Duck hybrids.


My eBird checklist


Sincerely,


Tony


Tony Leukering
Largo, FL
http://cowyebird.blogspot.com/

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Date: 2/25/17 9:07 am
From: Charlene Nelson <birdnird57...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOS Swallow Tailed Kite
At Citrus County home now!!
Charlene Nelson
Floral City

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Date: 2/25/17 5:46 am
From: Jeffrey M. Lauffer <jlauffer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Brant continues at Apollo Beach
My report got dropped yesterday for some reason so here goes again. I was at Parking lot 5 and saw one of the two brants, the Atlantic species, on a sandbar 1 mile into the lagoon. it is at the limit of most scopes and the birds are embedded with a group of pelicans and cormorants so be patient. it may take 30 minutes to see them pop out from the group.

Jeff lauffer
Merritt island

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Date: 2/24/17 7:53 pm
From: Dawn <0000005e81cf5274-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Viera Wetlands and More Lost Habitat
> Made my way through the construction on Wickham Rd to check out Viera Wetlands today (Click Ponds were closed). Didn't find any unusual birds. Found A few species of ducks, including some Ring-necked ducks that actually were showing the ring on the neck for which they are named. Shovelers, teal, and mottled made up the rest. I enjoyed watching two Limpkins foraging together. When one found a snail, he walked to the edge of the berm, followed by the send one. There they shared the snail and went back into the shallows, looking for more. It was fascinating to watch. Complete list - ebird.org/view/checklist/S34769981
>
> At the end of the ride, I saw a heartbreaking scene. They are in the process of stripping the habitat on the eastern side of the wetlands. Just last month, I saw and photographed deer grazing along the edge of that water before they went back into the (now non-existent) brush. I wonder where they, and the rest of the wildlife are being pushed off to as they continue development.
>
> Sad,
> Dawn Currie
> Melbourne, Brevard County

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Date: 2/24/17 6:55 pm
From: Robert Milburn <0000001359e78e4b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOS Chuck
On February 18th Tim Martin and myself had Chucks calling at Boy Scout Camp Brorien.
Rocky MilburnLargo,FL

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Date: 2/24/17 6:54 pm
From: Robert Milburn <0000001359e78e4b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOS
On February 19th had Northern Parula Warbler at Boy Scout Camp Brorein in Odessa.
Rocky MilburnLargo, FL

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Date: 2/24/17 6:43 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Alachua County

> Even in the fog today Sweetwater Wetlands Preserve in Gainesville was productive.
> 60 species unless I forgot something.
> Highlights:
>
> 4 Sora
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 Pileated, Downy, Red-bellied Woodpeckers
> Northern Harrier
> 4 Wilson’s Snipe
> Limpkins
> Warblers: Black/white, Orange-crowned, Yellow-throated, Palm, Yellow-rumped, Common Yellowthroat.
> Blue-headed and White-eyed Vireos

>
>
>
>
> 2 Sora together
>
>
> Spotted Sandpiper
>
> Red-headed Woodpecker
>
> Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!
> Alice Horst
> Marion County, FL
> <ahorst...> <mailto:<ahorst...>

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Date: 2/24/17 6:30 pm
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Cocoa Landfill and TICO - 2-24-17
Today I went to the birded the Cocoa Landfill. As usual the landfill was full of gulls. Unfortunately my binocs broke, and I could not bird it very good. I just didn't find anything to report. I did find a Turkey Vulture that had a wing tag with a transmitter though. I do not know who to report that to so if anyone knows who to report it to I'd appreciate you letting me know.
After the landfill I went to TICO. That's the Titusville airport. It was quiet. The sparrows were not vocal at all. I did manage to see a Vesper though. Also I found the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near the helicopters on the wire. It's flight feather is almost ready to drop. It has been hanging for a while. The fence line had many Logger-head Shrikes. I had the pleasure of photographing what appeared to be a male Loggerhead giving another Loggerhead a beetle. I captured the sequence, and I know you will enjoy it! I laughed myself when I saw it. I am listing the sequence in order. The first picture is #1 .. the next #2, and so on. You gotta see it.... :) Birds are comical sometimes....
Loggerhead Shrikes:

www/flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32971228681

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33098112875

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32942013662

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33056455176

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32971298911

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33056508936

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32942099382

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32716034820

Turkey Vulture-
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32253201544

Vesper Sparrow-
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32970654531

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

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Date: 2/24/17 12:46 pm
From: James Stevenson <jstevenson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow Tailed Kites at Brooker, Pinellas
First spot of a STKI over the Education Center, Brooker Creek Preserve!
James Stevenson,
Tarpon Springs

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Date: 2/24/17 12:03 pm
From: Jeffrey M. Lauffer <jlauffer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Brant continues at Apollo Beach
I was at Parking Lot #5 today and saw one of the Brants, the Atlantic species, on the sandbar in the lagoon. For anyone who tries for these guys, be aware that the sandbar is at the limit of most scopes, as well as the fact that the small geese are regularly hidden among a group of cormorants and pelicans that are also on the sand bar. It may take 30 minutes for the geese to be picked out, so please be patient. Your efforts will be rewarded!

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Date: 2/24/17 11:07 am
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Vega Gull, possible Glaucous-winged Gull, Glaucous Gull, Nelson's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
Yesterday, 2/23, I found some excellent gulls at Daytona Beach Shores. I found an apparent adult Vega Gull, a 1st cycle possible Glaucous-winged Gull, a 1st cycle Glaucous Gull and a 1st cycle Nelson's Gull (a Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid). The rare gulls were found well north of Frank Rendon Park near the Silver Beach approach. The Nelson's Gull was just north of Frank Rendon Park.
Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL


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Date: 2/24/17 7:56 am
From: Mark Eden <000000238cffadbe-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] gull id and unusual painted bunting colors
I am not good when id'ing gulls. and I don't think I have ever seen a painted bunting with a big yellow spot on their breast

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35065955@N06/32963742991/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35065955@N06/32963742681/in/dateposted-public/

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palm bay fl

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Date: 2/24/17 6:31 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Parker Purple Gallinules And Snail Kites / Polk County
Yesterday, about noon, on our way from Clearwater to Haines City, we decided to take a short detour off I-4 at Exit 32 on the north side of Lakeland, to see if we could find what Daniel Estabrooks had previously described about this location. Near the boat ramp at the park we immediately and unbelievably had tame Purple Gallinules run right up to us. On the waters edge within a few feet of us, we witnessed Purple Gallinules aggressively acting like they were in a cockfight. You have to see it to believe it. We then went drove out the entrance to the park and went left taking a short jaunt along West Lake Parker Drive. We saw three Snail Kites sitting close to the road, two on top the small cypress trees and one on a dock post. A thanks goes out to Daniel for making us aware of what has to be the easiest place anywhere, to find these two species.


Bob and Denise Lane / Clearwater, Florida

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Date: 2/23/17 8:59 pm
From: Deborah Payne <deborah...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] The Parulas have arrived
A couple of people have posted pics of them spotted in Hillsborough County as well

Deborah Payne
Tampa

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Date: 2/23/17 5:51 pm
From: Ed Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOS Swallow-tailed Kite @ CBBR
Hello Birders.
Out to Circle B Bar Reserve Southeast of Lakeland this afternoon; it
was pretty much standard fare but I did see my first Swallow-tailed Kite of
the year. My friend Lee who works for Circle B had seen one two days ago.
The Kites aren't often seen at the reserve. Also newly hatched Sandhill
Cranes are following their parents around. Good Birding and God Bless.


Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 2/23/17 5:35 pm
From: Avery Chan <gatedancer93...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Neighborhood Barred Owl
Hello birders,

My dad and I were driving home, and in our neighborhood, a Barred Owl was perched on a mailbox. We got really close. It was too dark to get any photos without flash, but it was still a cool and interesting experience. It also was the first owl I've seen in neighborhood.

Avery Chan
Seminole County, Florida

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Date: 2/23/17 2:53 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Marion County birding, near The Villages
We went to Forest Hill Cemetery, off of cr42, to check on Bald Eagle’s nest. We saw 1 adult at nest apparently feeding 2 chicks which we could see only after adult flew off. Then we saw 2 adults soaring very high in sky.



This was the best I could do to show the 2 Eaglets after the adult left the nest.

Then we went to Hope Boat Ramp, off of Sunset Harbor Drive:
The white caps on Lake Weir made it hard to find any Common Loons but I found one with the help of my scope. We also saw 2 Limpkins, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue, Tricolor, and Little Blue Herons, Sandhill Cranes, 10 Forster’s Terns, 12 Ring-billed Gulls, Osprey, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Cardinal, American Crows, Boat-tailed Grackles.

Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!
Alice Horst
Marion County, Fl.
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Date: 2/23/17 1:29 pm
From: Jenny Welch <flnaturegirl...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] The Parulas have arrived
I heard and saw them along the Nature Coast Trail in Old Town, Florida this morning too.

Jenny Welch
Old Town, Florida 32680

From: Birdbrains - Florida Birds/Natural History [mailto:<BRDBRAIN...>] On Behalf Of Lenore McCullagh
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First of the season (FOS) Northern Parulas (NOPA) have just arrived here today (last night??) in the Live Oaks along the St Johns River. They are my harbingers of Spring.

I did not hear them this AM at Bayard Conservation Area but there I was a little farther from the river.

Lenore McCullagh
Orange Park (Clay County)
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Date: 2/23/17 1:27 pm
From: Lenore McCullagh <lmcstjohns...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] The Parulas have arrived

First of the season (FOS) Northern Parulas (NOPA) have just arrived here today (last night??) in the Live Oaks along the St Johns River. They are my harbingers of Spring.
 
I did not hear them this AM at Bayard Conservation Area but there I was a little farther from the river.
 
Lenore McCullagh
Orange Park (Clay County)

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Date: 2/23/17 11:40 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Philippe Park - Brown Boobies, Hermit Thrushes, etc.
I don't pay a great deal of attention to the birding goings-on outside of my immediate local area, so I didn't know about the Brown Boobies at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor until just a couple days ago. That would be a lifer for me, so I took some time this morning to go out and see them. There were 10 individuals on the middle tower. I lucked out with a nice gray overcast morning. Otherwise I would have had to look straight into the sun to see them. As it was, I got a great view.
While I was there, I birded the rest of the park pretty heavily and finished with 41 species, including a pair of Hermit Thrushes near the park office that were calling back and forth to each other. One bird was in full freak-out mode, flying back and forth and clucking constantly. I never figured out what he was so upset about.
I also found 5 Spotted Sandpipers at various spots around the park - a bird I don't typically associate with saltwater mudflats. Can any of the local birders tell me if that's normal for that location?
Full eBird list (with more detail) below:
Philippe County Park, Pinellas, Florida, US
Feb 23, 2017 7:35 AM - 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
41 species

Lesser Scaup  77    Three groups of birds. One group of about 15 was feeding frantically next to shore - diving, dabbling, and chasing each other (and whatever prey they were after) all over the place. Another group of exactly 30 was all asleep, so I took the opportunity to check their head shapes. They all looked pretty pointy - no Greaters.
Pied-billed Grebe  1    Swimming in the bay, north of the boat ramp. I don't bird along the coast much, but I don't recall seeing this species in saltwater very often throughout my life.
Brown Booby  10    Continuing birds, previously reported by Bob Lane (and probably a lot of other people that I don't know about). When I first arrived at 7:35, all 10 individuals were perched on the tower at 28.0032, -82.6718. I came back a couple hours later, and there were 6 birds on the tower, plus 1 flying around.
Double-crested Cormorant  250
Brown Pelican  25
Great Egret  4
Little Blue Heron  6
Tricolored Heron  1
White Ibis  10
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  2
Bald Eagle  2
Spotted Sandpiper  5    Spread out among four separate little mudflats throughout the park. I'm not familiar with the shorebird landscape at this particular location (never been here before), but this seems like a high number for this species.
Laughing Gull  5
Ring-billed Gull  12
Forster's Tern  1
Royal Tern  2
Sandwich Tern  3
White-winged Dove  1
Mourning Dove  3
Eastern Screech-Owl  1    Heard only. Gave a descending whinny call 3 or 4 times.
Great Horned Owl  1    Just north of temple mound. Evidently a well-known nest location, as several other people were there gawking at it.
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  5
Fish Crow  1
Tufted Titmouse  5
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Hermit Thrush  2    Both birds seen and heard clucking. They were on either side of me and seemed to be interacting with each other. One bird was very agitated, for unknown reasons. In the densely forested area near the park office.
American Robin  40
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Parula  4
Palm Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  9
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34703702

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Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

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Date: 2/23/17 11:22 am
From: Tom <tledford1207...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
For anyone who might be interested, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is present at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville. It's on the barbed-wire fence on Perimeter Road at TiconRoad beside building #T9.
Tom Ledford
Indialantic, FL

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Date: 2/23/17 7:25 am
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Brown Booby. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co.
This morning, 2/23, I found a juvenile Brown Booby flying around in Ponce de Leon Inlet. It landed briefly on the beach on the north side of the Inlet, but a jogger flushed it.

Michael

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Ponce Inlet, FL


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Date: 2/23/17 7:03 am
From: Allan Stern <00000014b7b0d186-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Beautiful Great Blue Heron
Beautiful Great Blue Heron in my backyard, moments ago.
(Satellite Beach FL, 23 Feb 2017)
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Date: 2/23/17 6:04 am
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
I received this comment on my earlier post. Sent only to me. I hope the sender doesn't mind if I broadcast it.

Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs "Virginia has had reports of 500 or more along the coast this month, although the birds seemed to have disappeared this week from near shore areas."
On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:42 PM, <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> wrote:
I subscribe to the BirdEast listserv, which sends me all the RBAs for the east coast. I noted that there was one report of a large number of
Razorbills...unfortunately I can't recall which state it was...but it occurred to me that there was, once again, a strong southern push. Would they get as far as Florida? Yes, apparently so. Definitely, as suggested, keep an eye out. They are most likely in Florida waters. Maybe not as large an event as 2012-13, but still noteworthy. Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Diane Reed <dreedster14...>
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:56:37 -0500

Thanks Bob. Just trying to get the word out that there might be more out there since David Simpson had a live Razorbill earlier this month down at Sebastian Inlet (?) I think. Anyway, there was a good fast moving storm out here today and we'll just see how it looks over the weekend. I have asked other staff at the GTM NERR to be on the lookout for any "penguins" or "flying footballs" out there.Diane ReedSt Augustine FL
On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:26 PM, <rpaxson...> wrote:
Hi Diane et all,
I had seen a group of alcid like birds heading north( your way) about 48-72 hrs ago! and had made a quick sketch and showed it to my wife. Flying white footballs. Too far out to identify but razorbills now seem most likely. With your post I'm even more convinced......
Bob
<Rpaxson...>
Cape Canaveral, Fl

---- Diane Reed <dreedster14...> wrote:
> Picked up a freshly dead Razorbill this morning off of the northeast FL
> beaches during a beach survey. The bird was found at the wrack line on the
> beach just south of the North Beach Access of the GTMNERR (Guana Tolomato
> Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve) - commonly known as Guana on
> A1A north of St Augustine.
> thanks
> Diane Reed
> St Augustine FL
>
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Date: 2/23/17 5:56 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Origins Of Yesterday's CCC Beach Banded American Oystercatchers.
The travels back and forth of wintering American Oystercatchers to The Old Tampa Bay Area in Pinellas County, to me, is amazing. To think that they are thought to always return to their point of origin for the summer is beyond comprehension. The following is a brief history of the three banded oystercatchers seen and recorded at Courtney Campbell Causeway Beach yesterday. In Old Tampa Bay the banded birds are usually found at either Gandy Beach or CCC Beach. Bird (K6) was originally banded on 07/03/13 at Accomack County, Virginia on Metompkin Island, an offshore barrier island. It was not seen again until 02/08/16, here at Courtney Campbell Causeway. Unbelievably missing in action for about 31 months. Bird (YAC) was originally banded on 05/05/14 at Queens County, New York on Rockaway Peninsula. It has been seen numerous times here in the past three winters. Bird (P4) was another Accomack County, Virginia oystercatcher originally banded on 07/27/11 on Assateague Island at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. When and if you are lucky enough to see these banded beauties, just think about the journey these "Snowbirds" make each year. Thanks to Lindsay Addison, Coastal Biologist, Audubon North Carolina, for providing the band information.


Bob Lane / Clearwater, Florida

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Date: 2/23/17 3:25 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite Report in Florida ! ! !
Rohan Regional Recreation Center
Sumter, US-FL
DATE # OBSERVER
2017-02-21 1 alice horst ChecklistN
US-FL-Longwood-300 Palm Lake Ct - 28.7077x-81.4263
Seminole, US-FL
DATE # OBSERVER
2017-02-20 1 Sam Mitcham ChecklistN
Everglades NP--Paurotis Pond
Miami-Dade, US-FL

EXPLORE HOTSPOT
DATE # OBSERVER
2017-02-22 1 Sarah Janson Checklist
2017-02-21 1 Dwight Smith Checklist
2017-02-21 1 Hank Veldman Checklist

US-FL-Fort Myers-20800-20898 State Road 82 - 26.5316x-81.6157
Lee, US-FL
DATE # OBSERVER
2017-02-22 3 Jim Green ChecklistN
Crew Cypress Dome Trails
Collier, US-FL

EXPLORE HOTSPOT
DATE # OBSERVER
2017-02-21 1 Holly Peterson Checklist
2017-02-21 1 Myron Peterson Checklist
US-Florida-Naples-11536-11574 Tamiami Trail East - 26.076x-81.719
Collier, US-FL
DATE # OBSERVER
2017-02-22 1 Hansel Herrera Checklis
Collier-Seminole SP
Collier, US-FL

EXPLORE HOTSPOT
DATE # OBSERVER
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Date: 2/22/17 5:43 pm
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
I subscribe to the BirdEast listserv, which sends me all the RBAs for the east coast. I noted that there was one report of a large number of
Razorbills...unfortunately I can't recall which state it was...but it occurred to me that there was, once again, a strong southern push. Would they get as far as Florida? Yes, apparently so. Definitely, as suggested, keep an eye out. They are most likely in Florida waters. Maybe not as large an event as 2012-13, but still noteworthy. Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Diane Reed <dreedster14...>
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:56:37 -0500


Thanks Bob. Just trying to get the word out that there might be more out there since David Simpson had a live Razorbill earlier this month down at Sebastian Inlet (?) I think. Anyway, there was a good fast moving storm out here today and we'll just see how it looks over the weekend. I have asked other staff at the GTM NERR to be on the lookout for any "penguins" or "flying footballs" out there.Diane ReedSt Augustine FL
On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:26 PM, <rpaxson...> wrote:
Hi Diane et all,
I had seen a group of alcid like birds heading north( your way) about 48-72 hrs ago! and had made a quick sketch and showed it to my wife. Flying white footballs. Too far out to identify but razorbills now seem most likely. With your post I'm even more convinced......
Bob
<Rpaxson...>
Cape Canaveral, Fl

---- Diane Reed <dreedster14...> wrote:
> Picked up a freshly dead Razorbill this morning off of the northeast FL
> beaches during a beach survey. The bird was found at the wrack line on the
> beach just south of the North Beach Access of the GTMNERR (Guana Tolomato
> Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve) - commonly known as Guana on
> A1A north of St Augustine.
> thanks
> Diane Reed
> St Augustine FL
>
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Date: 2/22/17 5:24 pm
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Courtney Campbell Causeway Beach At its Best / Pinellas County
Today, Wednesday, from about 3:00PM to 5:00PM in the rain, CCC Beach was at its best for birdlife, 34 species. The highlight being 26 American Oystercatchers, 3 of which had bands, "K6", "YAC", & "P4". All the regular shorebirds were present in outstanding numbers, ranging from Marbled Godwit to Wilson's Plover. 42 willets was an excellent count for this location. Some of the other birds of interest were 12 Bonaparte's Gulls and 4 Caspian Terns. Out in Old Tampa Bay were over 65 Horned Grebes, 12 Buffleheads, and 2 female Black Scoters, just to name a few. In the rain, a group of outrigger kayakers put in from the beach, but caused no disturbance to the birds, the way it should be! The same cannot be said for what happened about 4:45PM when the rain stopped. A lady showed up with her dog, obviously not on a leash, which immediately went after the oystercatchers, off they went headed east. Amazingly the group of oystercatchers showed no fear of me or the kayakers, but the dog was another story. A sad end to a couple of hours of pure birding pleasure!


Bob Lane / Clearwater, Florida

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Date: 2/22/17 4:56 pm
From: Diane Reed <dreedster14...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
Thanks Bob. Just trying to get the word out that there might be more out
there since David Simpson had a live Razorbill earlier this month down at
Sebastian Inlet (?) I think.

Anyway, there was a good fast moving storm out here today and we'll just
see how it looks over the weekend. I have asked other staff at the GTM NERR
to be on the lookout for any "penguins" or "flying footballs" out there.
Diane Reed
St Augustine FL



On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:26 PM, <rpaxson...> wrote:

> Hi Diane et all,
> I had seen a group of alcid like birds heading north( your way) about
> 48-72 hrs ago! and had made a quick sketch and showed it to my wife.
> Flying white footballs. Too far out to identify but razorbills now seem
> most likely. With your post I'm even more convinced......
> Bob
> <Rpaxson...>
> Cape Canaveral, Fl
>
> ---- Diane Reed <dreedster14...> wrote:
> > Picked up a freshly dead Razorbill this morning off of the northeast FL
> > beaches during a beach survey. The bird was found at the wrack line on
> the
> > beach just south of the North Beach Access of the GTMNERR (Guana Tolomato
> > Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve) - commonly known as Guana
> on
> > A1A north of St Augustine.
> > thanks
> > Diane Reed
> > St Augustine FL
> >
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Date: 2/22/17 4:26 pm
From: Bob Paxson <rpaxson...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
Hi Diane et all,
I had seen a group of alcid like birds heading north( your way) about 48-72 hrs ago! and had made a quick sketch and showed it to my wife. Flying white footballs. Too far out to identify but razorbills now seem most likely. With your post I'm even more convinced......
Bob
<Rpaxson...>
Cape Canaveral, Fl

---- Diane Reed <dreedster14...> wrote:
> Picked up a freshly dead Razorbill this morning off of the northeast FL
> beaches during a beach survey. The bird was found at the wrack line on the
> beach just south of the North Beach Access of the GTMNERR (Guana Tolomato
> Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve) - commonly known as Guana on
> A1A north of St Augustine.
> thanks
> Diane Reed
> St Augustine FL
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Date: 2/22/17 12:10 pm
From: Diane Reed <dreedster14...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine Birding - Razorbill (dead)
Picked up a freshly dead Razorbill this morning off of the northeast FL
beaches during a beach survey. The bird was found at the wrack line on the
beach just south of the North Beach Access of the GTMNERR (Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve) - commonly known as Guana on
A1A north of St Augustine.
thanks
Diane Reed
St Augustine FL

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Date: 2/22/17 9:46 am
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Thayer's, Franklin's, Glaucous Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
Yesterday afternoon, 2/21, I went to look at the gulls at Daytona Beach shores with Andy Kratter and Ryan Terrill. We had a great day with the 1st cycle Thayer's, 1st cycle Glaucous and 2nd cycle Franklin's Gulls. There was also an interesting bird that looked like a 2nd cycle Lesser Black-backed x Herring Gull hybrid.

Michael

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Ponce Inlet, FL


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Date: 2/21/17 7:40 pm
From: Kelley Harriss <kgharriss...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Western Kingbirds- Ocala, FL
Good evening! I'm new to posting, but have learned so much by reading your posts over the past few months. I wanted to share that three Western Kingbirds were spotted last night at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex (3500 SW 67th Avenue Ocala 34474). I was in the parking lot area and they flew into the tree next to me (specifically, into one of the trees lining the median between the entrance and exit driveway) . They were there from approx 5:45-6:15pm... I had to leave at that time. They were beautiful!!!
Kelley Harriss
Ocala, Florida

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Date: 2/21/17 6:17 pm
From: Doug.W <dwassme1...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Parker Park - Snail Kite, Royal Terns, etc.
Daniel:



Your comments about the Purple Gallinules, which we have seen at the (south end of) Lake Parker boat ramp, brings back a couple of memories that we hold dear:



1) In 1995, we were birding the volcanic crater in Haleakala Crater in Maui. We were beginning birders, searching desperately for the endangered Hawaiian Nene, a goose that was known to inhabit the area. After two hours of scanning the slopes inside the volcano's cone, we resigned ourselves to the fact that we had missed a key Hawaiian species. Travelling with family, we drove about 1/3 of the way down the slope from the peak, and stopped at a rest area for a picnic. We had just started unpacking the cooler and opening the chips bags when 3 Nene walked out of the vegetation, apparently looking for a handout!



2) In 1997, we were in Utah at Bryce Canyon National Park, looking for Steller's Jays. We had heard them, judging by tapes we were comparing for vocalizations, but we had not seen them. Visual contact & ID is necessary for us to count a bird as a "life bird". Frustrated about hearing (but not seeing) the species, we stopped at a campground to take a break. We broke out the sodas and chips. As we opened the chips bags, we were amazed to see several Steller's Jays fly out of the vegetation, apparently looking for a handout.



Since then, we have occasionally utilized the “crinkling of a chips bag technique" to “coax a handout bird out of hiding”.



Doug Wassmer & Lilian Saul

Tampa, FL

Counts: World-1835, ABA-710, Florida-414



From: Birdbrains - Florida Birds/Natural History [mailto:<BRDBRAIN...>] On Behalf Of Daniel Estabrooks
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:03 PM
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Parker Park - Snail Kite, Royal Terns, etc.



I birded Lake Parker Park in Lakeland today, as well as most of the west shore of the lake south of the park. Best bird was a Snail Kite, which perched helpfully on one of the lakeside docks. There were also lots of Royal Terns (well, nine... which is a lot away from the coast) and LOTS of Purple Gallinules. They get fed, so they immediately start materializing from out of the marsh, squawking their little heads off, whenever anyone walks by.



Soon after I arrived at the park, a woman on the path mentioned that there was a Great Horned Owl nest on a lightpole at the other end of the park. I eventually made my way over there but had a harder time than I expected finding the nest because there was no horde of photographers to mark the spot. I was the only one there. I've never heard of an urban owl nest attracting so little attention! Anyway, one of the parent birds was on the nest and seemed a little annoyed at the fact that the lightpole was swaying back and forth in the heavy winds.



And finally, there were a bunch of Mallard-mutt-looking ducks in various places, and when I noticed a black gape spot on one of them, I realized I'd have to look them over carefully to see which ones appeared to have some Mottled ancestry so I could report them accurately as "hybrids". At this point I think it's a bit silly that the Mottled Duck is even recognized as a valid species... but I guess the challenge of sorting them out is kind of fun.



Anyway, full eBird list (with more information) is below...



Lake Parker Park, Polk, Florida, US
Feb 21, 2017 11:15 AM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birded the park itself, plus the walking path along the west side of the lake.
55 species (+2 other taxa)

Mallard (Domestic type) 11 I counted all mutt-looking ducks as Mallards unless they clearly had characteristics of both Mallard & Mottled Duck (black gape spot on birds that otherwise looked like Mallards, curled tail feathers on birds that otherwise looked like Mottled).
Mallard x Mottled Duck (hybrid) 3 I counted all mutt-looking ducks as Mallards unless they clearly had characteristics of both Mallard & Mottled Duck (black gape spot on birds that otherwise looked like Mallards, curled tail feathers on birds that otherwise looked like Mottled).
Ring-necked Duck 1
Pied-billed Grebe 15
Double-crested Cormorant 110
Anhinga 34
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 1
Little Blue Heron 3
Tricolored Heron 6
Cattle Egret 3
White Ibis 150
Glossy Ibis 5
Roseate Spoonbill 1
Black Vulture 15
Turkey Vulture 30
Osprey 16
Snail Kite 1 Flew in from the north and perched on the dock at 28.0653, -81.9459.
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Purple Gallinule 38 Exact count. The locals feed them, so they come out of the marsh and beg whenever someone walks by.
Common Gallinule 84
American Coot 110
Limpkin 15
Sandhill Crane 2
Laughing Gull 3
Ring-billed Gull 5
Caspian Tern 30
Forster's Tern 3
Royal Tern 9 Loafing on the dock at 28.0680, -81.9436. Exact count.
White-winged Dove 3
Mourning Dove 1
Great Horned Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 5
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 8
Fish Crow 2
Tree Swallow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 15
Northern Mockingbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Northern Parula 2
Palm Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 3
Boat-tailed Grackle 90

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Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 2/21/17 4:12 pm
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Safety Harbor Brown Boobies / Pinellas County
Today, Tuesday, from about 4:45PM to 5:45PM we visited Philippe Park. From the south end of the park, looking to the east across the bay, with the sun setting, the lighting was perfect to see the continuing Brown Boobies on the tower with a scope or even binoculars. Unusual of recent, was that they were back on the east tower not the middle tower, facing toward us and the sun. The Mobbly Beach viewing site would be closer, but you would be looking at the sun and the birds backs. As best as we could tell while watching them, we counted a total of 12, 8 adults and 4 juveniles. Some of the adults were giving occasional breathtaking to watch short flights from the tower. A note on Philippe Park, the footbridge to Bayshore Drive and the town of Safety Harbor is now closed.


Bob and Denise Lane / Clearwater, Florida

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Date: 2/21/17 4:02 pm
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Parker Park - Snail Kite, Royal Terns, etc.
I birded Lake Parker Park in Lakeland today, as well as most of the west shore of the lake south of the park. Best bird was a Snail Kite, which perched helpfully on one of the lakeside docks. There were also lots of Royal Terns (well, nine... which is a lot away from the coast) and LOTS of Purple Gallinules. They get fed, so they immediately start materializing from out of the marsh, squawking their little heads off, whenever anyone walks by.
Soon after I arrived at the park, a woman on the path mentioned that there was a Great Horned Owl nest on a lightpole at the other end of the park. I eventually made my way over there but had a harder time than I expected finding the nest because there was no horde of photographers to mark the spot. I was the only one there. I've never heard of an urban owl nest attracting so little attention! Anyway, one of the parent birds was on the nest and seemed a little annoyed at the fact that the lightpole was swaying back and forth in the heavy winds.
And finally, there were a bunch of Mallard-mutt-looking ducks in various places, and when I noticed a black gape spot on one of them, I realized I'd have to look them over carefully to see which ones appeared to have some Mottled ancestry so I could report them accurately as "hybrids". At this point I think it's a bit silly that the Mottled Duck is even recognized as a valid species... but I guess the challenge of sorting them out is kind of fun.
Anyway, full eBird list (with more information) is below...
Lake Parker Park, Polk, Florida, US
Feb 21, 2017 11:15 AM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Birded the park itself, plus the walking path along the west side of the lake.
55 species (+2 other taxa)

Mallard (Domestic type)  11    I counted all mutt-looking ducks as Mallards unless they clearly had characteristics of both Mallard & Mottled Duck (black gape spot on birds that otherwise looked like Mallards, curled tail feathers on birds that otherwise looked like Mottled).
Mallard x Mottled Duck (hybrid)  3    I counted all mutt-looking ducks as Mallards unless they clearly had characteristics of both Mallard & Mottled Duck (black gape spot on birds that otherwise looked like Mallards, curled tail feathers on birds that otherwise looked like Mottled).
Ring-necked Duck  1
Pied-billed Grebe  15
Double-crested Cormorant  110
Anhinga  34
Great Blue Heron  5
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  3
Tricolored Heron  6
Cattle Egret  3
White Ibis  150
Glossy Ibis  5
Roseate Spoonbill  1
Black Vulture  15
Turkey Vulture  30
Osprey  16
Snail Kite  1    Flew in from the north and perched on the dock at 28.0653, -81.9459.
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Purple Gallinule  38    Exact count. The locals feed them, so they come out of the marsh and beg whenever someone walks by.
Common Gallinule  84
American Coot  110
Limpkin  15
Sandhill Crane  2
Laughing Gull  3
Ring-billed Gull  5
Caspian Tern  30
Forster's Tern  3
Royal Tern  9    Loafing on the dock at 28.0680, -81.9436. Exact count.
White-winged Dove  3
Mourning Dove  1
Great Horned Owl  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  5
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  8
Fish Crow  2
Tree Swallow  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  15
Northern Mockingbird  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Northern Parula  2
Palm Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  30
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  3
Boat-tailed Grackle  90

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Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

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Date: 2/21/17 12:40 pm
From: Richard Cressman <w_ouzel...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Am Wh Pelicans East Lake Tampa
A large number of A. White Pelicans are massing on East Lake by Mary Help of Christian Center. (See MHCC hotspot for directions). Estimates up to around 100. Their method of cooperative feeding is fascinating.


This is an annual event here but this year there are more than usual.


Richard Cressman

Tampa


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Date: 2/21/17 10:17 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite
Barb Peterson just called me to tell me she has seen a STKI at Rohan Recreation Center @1:00pm today in The Villages!!
YAHOO!!!
Keep ‘em coming.
Thanks Barb.


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Date: 2/21/17 5:47 am
From: Tom <tledford1207...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Brant
Both Brant are present at Apollo Beach. Thanks to everyone who provided directions.
Tom Ledford
Indialantic, FL

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Date: 2/21/17 4:12 am
From: Eric Plage <ericplage...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Lark Sparrow, Fort De Soto Question
Nathan et all,

The Lark Sparrow has been seen at the North Beach Parking Lot, in the area where the large parking lot and very thin parking lot connect (south end of North Beach Parking Lot). It favors the Red Cedars there , but also has been found on the ground throughout the palm grove there. It also, likes to hangout with a group of Palm Warblers in the area. Listen for it singing too.

Eric Plage
St. Petersburg, FL

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> On Feb 20, 2017, at 8:55 PM, Nathan Hall <hallnatec...> wrote:
>
> Hello
>
> I am planning on birding Fort De Soto tomorrow and am looking for any information, positive or negative about the Lark Sparrow which has been spotted there over the last few weeks. I noticed on eBird that the bird was last seen on Feb 18th. Thank you and please remember to respond off list.
>
> Thank you
> Nathan Hall
> Portland, ME (staying in Indian Rocks Beach, FL)
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