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9/1/14 7:40 pm Thomas Ford <tomf97...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win first Commons seat after shock poll reveals Farage's staggering 44-point lead over the Tories | Mail Online
9/1/14 5:21 pm Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...> [BRDBRAIN] Thanks!!
9/1/14 2:40 pm Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...> [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Plover
9/1/14 1:07 pm Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...> [BRDBRAIN] Wilsons Plover?
9/1/14 9:03 am Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Flycatchers, Lake Apopka (Orange, 31 Aug 2014)
8/31/14 7:40 pm Bill Pranty <billpranty...> [BRDBRAIN] eastern Pasco, 31 Aug 2014
8/31/14 2:19 pm Thomas Ford <tomf97...> [BRDBRAIN] FW: Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win first Commons seat after shock poll reveals Farage's staggering 44-point lead over the Tories | Mail Online
8/31/14 12:19 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Hawk
8/31/14 10:48 am Rob <rr_bowden...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Hawk
8/31/14 10:05 am Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...> [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Hawk
8/31/14 7:34 am Nate Stuart <stuartnate...> [BRDBRAIN] No_subject
8/31/14 7:27 am Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...> [BRDBRAIN] Hawk ID Dark Morph
8/31/14 4:39 am mike ranck <gmranck...> [BRDBRAIN] Time to brave the heat
8/31/14 12:44 am Scott Simmons <scott.j.simmons...> [BRDBRAIN] subject
8/30/14 6:23 pm Robert H.R. <rhreijm...> [BRDBRAIN] Gull-billed terns
8/30/14 3:46 pm Scott Simmons <scott.j.simmons...> [BRDBRAIN] Sandpiper ID Question
8/30/14 2:27 pm Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...> [BRDBRAIN] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
8/30/14 1:34 pm Lyn Atherton <bonniedabird...> [BRDBRAIN] LIST OWNERS' MESSAGE RE BIRDBRAINS POSTING REQUIREMENTS
8/30/14 12:56 pm Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Is it a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or an immature Ruff?
8/30/14 12:54 pm Bill Pranty <billpranty...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Is it a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or an immature Ruff?
8/30/14 12:52 pm Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> [BRDBRAIN] Is it a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or an immature Ruff?
8/30/14 12:12 pm David Simpson <simpsondavid...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow ID
8/30/14 11:06 am Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] 29 Prairie, 16 Yellow Warbler, Lake Apopka Loop Trail (Orange, 30 Aug 2014)
8/30/14 10:44 am Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow ID
8/30/14 9:21 am Scott Simmons <scott.j.simmons...> [BRDBRAIN] Wilson's Phalarope at Biolab Rd, 8/30/2014 (Brevard Co)
8/30/14 8:37 am Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...> [BRDBRAIN] GANDY BEACH
8/30/14 8:31 am Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...> [BRDBRAIN] White-rumped Sandpiper
8/30/14 7:35 am Fred Vir <avtrader...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow ID
8/30/14 6:54 am Orlando Hidalgo <bluebird264...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow ID
8/30/14 6:12 am Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> [BRDBRAIN] Buff-breasted Sandpiper@ Fort de Soto
8/29/14 6:54 pm Ed Kwater <edkwater...> [BRDBRAIN] Wilson's Phalaropes MINWR
8/29/14 6:42 pm Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow I.D. help needed
8/29/14 2:19 pm Nancy Price <nprice7047...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Seminole Co.: FOS Painted Buntings + Bank Swallows 8/29
8/29/14 12:08 pm Stephen Gross <sgrocolret...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] 2014-08-29: Wilson's Phalaropes at Black Point Wildlife Drive
8/29/14 11:06 am Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar
8/29/14 11:03 am Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] 2014-08-29: Wilson's Phalaropes at Black Point Wildlife Drive
8/29/14 11:00 am Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...> [BRDBRAIN] Bob Sargent
8/29/14 10:22 am Bill Pranty <billpranty...> [BRDBRAIN] 2014-08-29: Wilson's Phalaropes at Black Point Wildlife Drive
8/29/14 10:01 am Lesley Royce <lesley_royce...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Seminole Co.: FOS Painted Buntings + Bank Swallows 8/29
8/29/14 8:51 am Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> [BRDBRAIN] Seminole Co.: FOS Painted Buntings + Bank Swallows 8/29
8/28/14 7:07 pm Sarah <spbrennan...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
8/28/14 6:04 pm Joel Strong <joelstrong78...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
8/28/14 5:39 pm <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
8/28/14 5:24 pm Mary Rusch <Lorelielee...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
8/28/14 4:28 pm Kyle Hickman <kylehickman1...> [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
8/28/14 3:57 pm Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...> [BRDBRAIN] Bob Sargent
8/27/14 5:34 pm Travis Young <w.travis...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Egyptian Goose now ABA-countable in southeastern Florida
8/27/14 2:57 pm Ashleigh Blackford <avblackford...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
8/27/14 10:33 am Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> [BRDBRAIN] Orlando Wetlands Park 8/27 Sandpipers!
8/27/14 8:23 am G. Brandon Hoyt <qrprat77...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
8/27/14 8:03 am Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
8/27/14 7:37 am Bill Pranty <billpranty...> [BRDBRAIN] Egyptian Goose now ABA-countable in southeastern Florida
8/27/14 4:40 am Mark H. Vance <mark...> [BRDBRAIN] A Video of a Hours old Sandhill Crane Colt (Sarasota)
8/26/14 7:01 pm Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Roseate Spoonbills, Barred Owl @ Circle B Bar
8/26/14 3:00 pm David Gagne <oporornis77...> [BRDBRAIN] East Pasco County, August 26, 2014
8/26/14 8:27 am Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Sooty Shearwater. Possible Long-tailed Jaeger. Ormond-by-the-Sea. Volusia Co.
8/26/14 12:35 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County- CR-233 6- Swallow-Tailed Kites- Plus Mississippi Kite Still Flying High ! Encore !
8/25/14 9:51 pm Misty Vaughn <misty.vaughn...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Puerto Rico
8/25/14 9:04 pm GB Hoyt <qrprat77...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek: Blue-winged & Swainson's Warblers
8/25/14 6:08 pm Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek: Blue-winged & Swainson's Warblers
8/25/14 4:16 pm GB Hoyt <qrprat77...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek: Blue-winged & Swainson's Warblers
8/25/14 1:34 pm Ruth Barroso <rbarroso1...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Puerto Rico
8/25/14 8:59 am David Gagne <oporornis77...> [BRDBRAIN] FOS Broad-winged Hawk over New Port Richey, Pasco County
8/25/14 8:54 am Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...> [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek: Blue-winged & Swainson's Warblers
8/25/14 6:29 am Dave Goodwin <dave.goodwin...> [BRDBRAIN] Updated Florida Checklist - FOS Special Publication #8 is Available
8/24/14 5:18 pm Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...> [BRDBRAIN] Palm Beach County (23-24 Aug 2014)
8/24/14 2:00 pm Diane Reed <dreedster...> [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine birding
8/24/14 1:27 pm Cole Fredricks <cfredricks...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake Hancock Outfall Wetland - Polk Co. 8/24/14
8/24/14 10:31 am dwassme1 <dwassme1...> [BRDBRAIN] Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve, Hillsborough County
8/24/14 9:11 am France <france4fa...> [BRDBRAIN] Kites!
8/23/14 3:20 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] ID Quiz answer
8/23/14 10:34 am Marianne Korosy <mkorosy...> [BRDBRAIN] FOS meeting - Registration is OPEN!
8/22/14 7:50 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] ID Quiz follow on (22 Aug 2014)
8/22/14 6:22 pm Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar fishing buddies
8/22/14 3:10 pm John Thomton <jthomton...> [BRDBRAIN] Leu Gardens (8/22/14) - Orange Co.
8/22/14 10:57 am Vincent McGrath <mcavian...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Common vs. Forster's Terns: More ID questions
8/22/14 8:49 am Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> [BRDBRAIN] Common vs. Forster's Terns: More ID questions
8/22/14 8:36 am Charlie Ewell <anhinga42...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co
8/22/14 8:17 am <rjhalcomb5866...> <rjhalcomb5866...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Bronzed Cowbird Leesburg Lake County
8/22/14 7:43 am Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...> [BRDBRAIN] Bronzed Cowbird Leesburg Lake County
8/22/14 7:26 am France <france4fa...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co
8/22/14 7:20 am Charlie Ewell <anhinga42...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co
8/21/14 3:23 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Field of Fame (Orange, 21 Aug 2014)
8/21/14 9:01 am Larry Albright <LALBRIGHT6...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Warblers & Y-C Night-Heron, Circle B
8/21/14 8:54 am Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...> [BRDBRAIN] Warblers & Y-C Night-Heron, Circle B
8/20/14 4:55 pm George Apthorp <2geoeast...> [BRDBRAIN] Black scoter
8/20/14 4:52 pm Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...> [BRDBRAIN] Pinellas Birds (20 Aug 2014)
8/20/14 5:58 am Mark H. Vance <mark...> [BRDBRAIN] A video of Sandhill Crane Family (Sarasota)
8/20/14 1:31 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Re-Up-Dated Link: Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite Migration Update On All Birds !‏
8/20/14 1:14 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Up-Dated Link: Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite Migration Update On All Birds !‏
8/20/14 1:01 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite migration update on all birds !
8/19/14 9:18 pm Sharon Watson <alanwat...> [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: [mou-net] bird incineration by giant solar mirror field CA
8/19/14 9:58 am Joe Zygala <shilohdad01...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Binocular harness
8/19/14 9:36 am Larry Albright <LALBRIGHT6...> [BRDBRAIN] Binocular harness
8/19/14 9:30 am Larry Albright <LALBRIGHT6...> [BRDBRAIN] SCP - 8-19-14
8/19/14 12:44 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] CR-448A Lake County- Lake Apopka- Sumter County- Swallow-Tailed Kite Field of Dreams Still Alive !
8/18/14 2:12 pm Larry Albright <LALBRIGHT6...> [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek Park - 08-18-2014
8/18/14 1:59 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Pace still in Sumter County
8/18/14 1:49 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake County observations, Ohio kite (8 Aug 2014)
8/18/14 1:30 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County
8/18/14 10:54 am Marianne Korosy <mkorosy...> [BRDBRAIN] October 10-12 FOS meeting - Jacksonville area
8/18/14 9:21 am Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> [BRDBRAIN] FOS Black-throated Blue Warbler 8/18
8/18/14 6:11 am Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...> [BRDBRAIN] Tropical Kingbird (Pinellas County 17 Aug 2014)
8/17/14 4:18 pm Joyce Stefancic <jws2735...> [BRDBRAIN] Merritt Island (Brevard)
8/17/14 1:57 pm Donald Margeson <donatdonlo...> [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns, Courtney Campbell Causeway, Pinellas County
8/17/14 10:48 am David Gagne <oporornis77...> [BRDBRAIN] Aripeka Sandhills Preserve, Sunday, 08/17/14
8/16/14 6:50 pm Sarah Gilmore <pumpkinpie11311...> [BRDBRAIN] Requesting info on Sawgrass Lake Park
8/16/14 4:58 pm Edward Kwater <edkwater...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Belted Kingfisher
8/16/14 3:35 pm Jason Guerard <jay_bird519...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Painted Bunting returns north Pinellas
8/16/14 9:17 am Kathy Doddridge <kathydoddridge56...> [BRDBRAIN] Belted Kingfisher
8/16/14 7:58 am Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Painted Bunting returns north Pinellas
8/16/14 7:09 am Margie Wilkinson <wilmar4...> [BRDBRAIN] Painted Bunting returns north Pinellas
8/15/14 3:18 pm Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake Apopka area (Orange Co.) 8/15 + ID question (possible Yellow-breasted Chat?)
8/15/14 1:58 pm John Thomton <jthomton...> [BRDBRAIN] Leu Gardens - Carolina Chickadees (Orange Co. 8/15/14)
8/15/14 11:34 am Diane Reed <dreedster...> [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine birding - Cerulean Warbler
8/15/14 9:13 am STA5 Birding <sta5birding...> [BRDBRAIN] STA5 Checklist for August 9.
8/15/14 12:22 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Lake Apopka - CR448A - 200- 400 - Swallow-Tailed Kites Flying On Up High ! - Migration In Full Progress ! WOW !
8/14/14 4:47 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Don't open Stuart's Email
8/14/14 2:42 pm Stuart Orgaz <kindbus...> [BRDBRAIN] Fwd:
8/14/14 1:08 pm Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...> [BRDBRAIN] Diamond Dove-Leesburg,FL
8/14/14 12:04 pm David Hartgrove <birdman9...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] pelican at St Marks, Leon County
8/13/14 11:49 pm Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Additional Info-GPS- Swallow-Tailed Kite-"DAY"- Her Amazing 10,000 Mile Migration Odyssey ! ! !‏
8/13/14 8:06 am David Hartgrove <birdman9...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] pelican at St Marks, Leon County
8/13/14 5:26 am jw callis <soturin...> [BRDBRAIN] pelican at St Marks, Leon County
8/12/14 9:55 pm Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] GPS- Swallow-Tailed Kite-"DAY"- Her Amazing 10,000 Mile Migration Odyssey ! ! !
8/12/14 7:37 pm Bill Pranty <billpranty...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Red-necked Stint ?
8/12/14 7:35 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Red-necked Stint ?
8/12/14 7:23 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites Sumter County
8/12/14 1:56 pm Ken Schneider <ken...> [BRDBRAIN] Great White Heron in Miramar back yard
8/12/14 12:35 pm Meret Wilson <wilsonsplover7...> [BRDBRAIN] Ponce Inlet
8/12/14 12:46 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] 100-Plus-Swallow-Tailed Kites -New Kite Field # 4 ! Plus Mississippi Kites & Juveniles- Swallow-Tailed Kite-Land Fields Forever ! ! ! ‏
8/11/14 11:01 am Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fort De Soto Migrants 8/11
8/11/14 10:34 am Eric Plage <ericplage...> [BRDBRAIN] Fort De Soto Migrants 8/11
8/10/14 8:05 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Kite with GPS Unit ID'd
8/10/14 2:56 pm David Gagne <oporornis77...> [BRDBRAIN] East Pasco Count, Sunday, 08/10/12
8/10/14 2:32 pm Sam Fried <sam.fried...> [BRDBRAIN] Nutmeg Mannikin
8/10/14 2:29 pm Cole Fredricks <cfredricks...> [BRDBRAIN] Scrubpens Rd., Highlands Co. 8/10/14
8/10/14 2:08 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite, Marion County
8/9/14 3:39 pm Roger Newell <rkn43...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite w/ GPS unit - Oxford, FL
8/9/14 11:45 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] MIKIs and STKIs Melon Fields Sumter County
8/9/14 10:31 am Dan Irizarry <rdirizarry...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
8/9/14 10:23 am Cole Fredricks <cfredricks...> [BRDBRAIN] Polk & Hardee Co. birding
8/9/14 10:13 am Helen Mowrer <c_hmowrer...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
8/9/14 7:35 am Sandy Reed <seareed99...> [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns Hillsborough County
8/9/14 7:34 am Sandy Reed <seareed99...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
8/9/14 6:20 am <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Problems with "Female King Rail?" Pics
8/8/14 9:47 pm Stuart Orgaz <kindbus...> [BRDBRAIN] Problems with "Female King Rail?" Pics
8/8/14 7:48 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites Sumter County
8/8/14 7:31 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] East Pasco County
8/8/14 5:09 pm Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...> [BRDBRAIN] RFI - Budgies, Hernando Beach
8/8/14 4:18 pm Jennifer Anselmo <jennanselmo...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns, Indian River County
8/8/14 3:43 pm Jenn Anselmo <jennanselmo...> [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns, Indian River County
8/8/14 2:11 pm Stuart Orgaz <kindbus...> [BRDBRAIN] Female King Rail?
8/8/14 9:14 am Mitchell McConnell <mitch...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] IMPORTANT: LIST OWNERS' MESSAGE RE BEING REMOVED AS SUBSCRIBERS
8/8/14 7:32 am <Corvus0486...> <Corvus0486...> [BRDBRAIN] Travel Issues........Robert Norton
8/8/14 7:01 am Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Feedback plus land changes causing kite shifts?
8/8/14 4:28 am David Hartgrove <birdman9...> [BRDBRAIN] Bee Hummingbird Anyone?
8/7/14 6:08 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Part II, Sumter County kites
8/7/14 6:02 pm Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...> [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County kites, Part I
8/7/14 3:13 pm Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Pelagic Trip Opportunity. Sunday, Sept 28
8/6/14 7:43 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites Sumter County
8/6/14 9:35 am Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...> [BRDBRAIN] Polk County Year Recap
8/6/14 6:59 am Julie Brashears Wraithmell <parulablue...> [BRDBRAIN] new park in Jefferson Co
8/6/14 4:44 am David Simpson <simpsondavid...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Clapper Rail split; clearing up confusion
8/5/14 11:50 pm Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] 200-Plus-Swallow-Tailed Kites - Plus Mississippi Kites & Juveniles- Swallow-Tailed Kite-Land Fields Forever ! ! ! ‏ 08/02-08/03
8/5/14 6:17 pm Keith Laakkonen <keith_laakkonen...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Clapper Rail split; clearing up confusion
8/5/14 6:09 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites Sumter County
8/4/14 9:06 pm Sandy Reed <seareed99...> [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
8/4/14 2:19 pm Warren Parker <birder0612...> [BRDBRAIN] Lee County Long-billed Curlew
8/4/14 10:34 am Bill Pranty <billpranty...> [BRDBRAIN] Clapper Rail split; clearing up confusion
8/4/14 9:20 am Keith Laakkonen <keith_laakkonen...> [BRDBRAIN] New "lifer"- Ridgway's/Mangrove/Clapper Rail
8/3/14 4:45 pm Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...> [BRDBRAIN] Kelvin Dailey
8/3/14 1:09 pm Harold Snyder <sny302...> [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns at Fort Clinch
8/3/14 12:50 pm Meret Wilson <wilsonsplover7...> [BRDBRAIN] Cassins
8/3/14 10:37 am David Gagne <oporornis77...> [BRDBRAIN] East Pasco County, August 03, 2014
 
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Date: 9/1/14 7:40 pm
From: Thomas Ford <tomf97...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win first Commons seat after shock poll reveals Farage's staggering 44-point lead over the Tories | Mail Online
Sorry hit BirdBrain and missed Bobby in mail box

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Sent: Monday, September 01, 2014 9:21 PM
To: Thomas Ford
Subject: Re: Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win
first Commons seat after shock poll reveals Farage's staggering 44-point
lead over the Tories | Mail Online

What is this doing on a birding site???!!
Tom Lee


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> Great the UK is moving right at a fast pace. We have a chance America
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> Subject: Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win
> first Commons seat after shock poll reveals Farage's staggering
> 44-point lead over the Tories | Mail Online
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> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2738787/Cameron-faces-Ukip-ele
> ction-
> bloodbath-Party-set-win-Commons-seat-shock-poll-reveals-Farages-stagge
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Date: 9/1/14 5:21 pm
From: Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Thanks!!
Thank you for all the help this week. Wilsons Plover it is!! Also, thank you for the hawk help. I didn’t realize Dark Morph Broad-winged was such a rarity everywhere. Thought maybe Swainsons also, but Short-tailed makes the most sense. They nest not far from my house. Have had them here a few times. Just never perched in a tree. That was so AWESOME!!

Leann Streeper
Leesburg, FL

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Date: 9/1/14 2:40 pm
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Plover
The bill says Wilson's Plover!

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Date: 9/1/14 1:07 pm
From: Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Wilsons Plover?
We went to Fort Desoto this morning. Mostly quiet. Don’t bother going for Warblers around fountain. NOTHING there. One Cardinal and one Red-bellied Woodpecker. Peeps were good. We had easy access to them when you turn left at stop sign after pay station. This plover was there. Odd thing is to me is that the color looks grey. Beak seems large. But not sure why not brown tones. Am I right??

Leann Streeper
Leesburg, FL

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Date: 9/1/14 9:03 am
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Flycatchers, Lake Apopka (Orange, 31 Aug 2014)
Hello,

A small American Pokeweed shub, no bigger than the width of your arms
spread, drew Empids, kingbirds, Great Crested Flycatchers, a Red-eyed
Vireo, a Downy and two Red-bellied Woodpeckers, warblers and a few other
visitors, all wanting to be in this small space at the same time. These
pictures are taken adjacent to that plant as I tried to get photos of the
birds in the open.

Some pictures are here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/idneeded/sets/72157646703609048/

Hover over an image to see the name. You can enlarge by clicking an image,
and press "L" to enlarge further, "L" again to go back.

"Group" are birds known to be the same bird, a "Solo" is not known to be
the same bird as any others.

If any species can be ID'd, please let me know.

C-2 shows a lot of yellow underneath. Would an Acadian have that much
yellow on the belly and undertail coverts?

A-1 shows the mouth lining orange. I know a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher has
a wedge shaped bill like this and the mouth lining is orange, but I don't
know what other flycatchers have that color in the mouth lining.

D-2 has a wide, wedge shaped bill and long, with a yellow wash on the belly
toward the undertail coverts like an Acadian.

I know kingbirds eat fruit occasionally, and they were eating these little
fruits too like the other flycatchers. Fruit was not listed as part of an
Acadian's diet but a few other Empids eat fruit occasionally.

One yellow warbler, labeled "Green" had green on its dorsum up to its
crown. There are northern populations that show green here. In a shadow,
Yellow Warblers look darker and a bit greenish, and in sunlight some are a
brilliant yellow. I show two other Yellow Warblers that are in the shadows
like the green one for color tone comparison.

All images taken on the Lake Apopka Bike Trail.

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Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/31/14 7:40 pm
From: Bill Pranty <billpranty...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] eastern Pasco, 31 Aug 2014
Good evening,

Dave Goodwin, Valeri Ponzo, and I birded eastern Pasco County this morning. Highlights were a male Scarlet Tanager at Withlacoochee River Park, 15 Bank and 1 Cliff swallows among 150+ Barn Swallows (mostly along Singletary Road southeast of Dade City), and a dark-morph Short-tailed Hawk over Clear Lake Park, St. Leo. After Dave left, we saw a Roseate Spoonbill among dozens of other wading birds along State Road 52, 0.6 miles west of Bellamy Brothers Boulevard.


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Bayonet Point, Florida

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Date: 8/31/14 2:19 pm
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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FW: Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win first Commons seat after shock poll reveals Farage's staggering 44-point lead over the Tories | Mail Online
Great the UK is moving right at a fast pace. We have a chance America will
someday wake up.

Subject: Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath: Party set to win first
Commons seat after shock poll reveals Farage's staggering 44-point lead over
the Tories | Mail Online


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Date: 8/31/14 12:19 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Hawk
Hello,

Re "percentage of dark morph Broad-winged Hawks" .....

I've seen various sources want to claim 1/10 of 1% (1 in 1,000) of
Broad-winged Hawks are dark morph. If that were true, we would be hearing
that 300 dark morph Broad-winged Hawks went through the River of Raptors
last September during migration since they had 300,000 Broad-winged Hawks
that month. I see reports of a handful usually.

My guess is it is more like 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 100,000. As far as I know,
the hawkwatches never separate morphs in the official data. It "could" be
done with Broad-winged Hawks because there are so few dark morphs. I think
the reason they don't is that Swainson's Hawks have dark, light and
intermediate, and considering the numbers they get at the most heavily
trafficked hawkwatches, the counters would go crazy--it just can't be done
due to being overwhelmed if they did and many ID's are done by structure
and shape because of distance. Hawks in silhouette can't be separated by
morph.




On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Rob <rr_bowden...> wrote:

> Agreed. Finding a perched Short-tailed in your own yard is still a really
> great find, though.
>
> Have there been any records of dark morph Broad-winged Hawk in FL?
> Also, does anyone know what percentage of Broad-wings are dark morph (in
> western populations or overall)?
>
> Rob Bowden
> Gainesville, FL
>
> > Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:05:35 -0400
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> > Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Hawk
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> > Looks like a dark juvenile Short-tailed Hawk to me.
> > Broad-winged would be very rare in Fl.
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Date: 8/31/14 10:48 am
From: Rob <rr_bowden...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Hawk
Agreed. Finding a perched Short-tailed in your own yard is still a really great find, though.

Have there been any records of dark morph Broad-winged Hawk in FL?
Also, does anyone know what percentage of Broad-wings are dark morph (in western populations or overall)?

Rob Bowden
Gainesville, FL

> Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:05:35 -0400
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> Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Hawk
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> Looks like a dark juvenile Short-tailed Hawk to me.
> Broad-winged would be very rare in Fl.
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> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 8/31/14 10:05 am
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Streeper's Hawk
Looks like a dark juvenile Short-tailed Hawk to me.
Broad-winged would be very rare in Fl.

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Date: 8/31/14 7:34 am
From: Nate Stuart <stuartnate...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] No_subject
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Date: 8/31/14 7:27 am
From: Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Hawk ID Dark Morph
Hello all,
We birded our yard this morning for a few minutes. Had this amazing hawk show in our pine tree. We believe it is around Red-Shouldered size. When it flew the tail is off white with pin stripes. We believe it to be a Broad-winged Hawk. Any help is appreciated. Found in our yard in Leesburg, Lake County.

Leann Streeper
Leesburg, FL

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Date: 8/31/14 4:39 am
From: mike ranck <gmranck...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Time to brave the heat
On Saturday 8/30 Tami Thomas and I birded some hot(very)spots in Pasco Co
Power Line Rd produced 16 Swallow-tailed Kites plus the usual treasures.
Late in the day we hit Green Key and got Yellow Warblers as well as Semi-palmated

Sandpipers and Plovers.We tallied 70 species thanks to the migration factor.So go get them,
it's just going to get better by the day now. No photos-- our photographer had camera troubles


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New Port Richey

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Date: 8/31/14 12:44 am
From: Scott Simmons <scott.j.simmons...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] subject
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Date: 8/30/14 6:23 pm
From: Robert H.R. <rhreijm...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Gull-billed terns
At 4:30 PM I finally managed to leave the house and look for shore birds on Biolab road and
MI Blackpoint Wildlife Drive. The most interesting birds that I found were 2 Gull-billed Terns
near stop 6 on Blackpoint Wildlife Drive. It's an adult and juvenile. They have been hanging
around this area for the last couple of weeks. I've not seen any recent postings regarding
these terns so I figured to let you all know that they're still here. I even managed to make a
few pictures with my phone.

Here's a list of everything that I saw this afternoon:

Osprey
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove
Great Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Barn Swallow
Great Blue Heron
Common Ground Dove
-
Snowy Egret
Red-Shouldered Hawk
Northern Bobwhite
Eastern Kingbird (6 together in one tree)
Semipalmated Sandpiper(lots)
Least Sandpiper(also lots)
Sanderling(few)
Semipalmated Plover
Black-necked Stilt
Lesser yellowlegs
-
Short-billed Dowitcher
Tricolored Heron
American White Pelican
Reddish Egret
White Ibis
Bank Swallow (one in a large group of Barn Swallows)
Caspian Terns
Double-crested Cormorant
Spotted Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
-
Killdeer
Greater yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Mottled Duck
Black-bellied Plover
Brown Pelican
Wood Stork
Roseate Spoonbill
Glossy Ibis
Florida Scrub Jay
-
Rufous-sided Towhee
Blue Jay
Northern Mockingbird
Forster's Tern
Least Tern
Royal Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Common Gallinule
Willet
Red-winged Blackbird
-
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Common Grackle
Bald Eagle
Anhinga
Belted Kingfisher


55 species in total for this afternoon.

Robert Hugo Reijm
Merritt Island


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Date: 8/30/14 3:46 pm
From: Scott Simmons <scott.j.simmons...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sandpiper ID Question
Hello all,

Today I found this sandpiper on Biolab Rd. It's the one one in the back in
the attached photos. I've included the other birds for size comparisons\.
It looks significantly larger than the Semipalmated Sandpiper, and to my
eyes it has black legs and an all black bill. It looks to me like the wings
are as long as the tail, but I can't tell for sure if they are longer than
the tail. Could this be a Baird's Sandpiper?

Thanks!

Scott Simmons
Winter Park, FL
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Date: 8/30/14 2:27 pm
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
It is a juvenile BBSA. Note the dark spots on the breast, buffy edges to unworn feather edges.
Ruff is hunch backed, pot bellied and almost three inches taller.
BBSA is a great find with nice documenting pictures.
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Date: 8/30/14 12:56 pm
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Is it a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or an immature Ruff?
Well, that was quick! :-)

Thanks!!

Janet


On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Bill Pranty <billpranty...> wrote:

> HI Janet,
>
> It's a Buff-breasted.
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Bill Pranty
> Bayonet Point, Florida
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:52:47 -0400
> From: <janet.leavens1...>
> Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Is it a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or an immature Ruff?
> To: <BRDBRAIN...>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm sending a link to a Flickr page with photos of a Buff-breasted
> Sandpiper we found this morning on North Beach at Fort de Soto:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/sets/72157647044437455/
>
> My first impression was 100% BBSA, but later I started thinking that it
> might be an immature Ruff, given that in some of the photos: 1) the body
> proportions seem odd for BBSA (small head, large body w/ bulging breast; 2)
> the bill seems longer and more decurved than the typically BBSA bill, 3) in
> the last photos (in which the bird is taking off) you can kind of see a
> wing stripe and maybe some white on the side of the rump; 4) the breast, in
> general, seems to be plain pale buffy w/o any spotting on the sides.
>
> That being said, there are some photos where it just looks good for a
> BBSA. In this one (
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/14898758780/in/set-72157647044437455)
> for example, you can see the pale eye-ring really well. Also, in this photo
> (
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/14898867388/in/set-72157647044437455)
> the underwing pattern with dark leading and trailing edge + white in the
> middle seems much more like Buff-breasted than Ruff.
>
>
> Ideas?
>
> Janet Leavens
> Oviedo, FL
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Date: 8/30/14 12:54 pm
From: Bill Pranty <billpranty...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Is it a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or an immature Ruff?
HI Janet,

It's a Buff-breasted.


Best regards,

Bill Pranty
Bayonet Point, Florida

Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:52:47 -0400
From: <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Is it a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or an immature Ruff?
To: <BRDBRAIN...>

Hi all,

I'm sending a link to a Flickr page with photos of a Buff-breasted Sandpiper we found this morning on North Beach at Fort de Soto:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/sets/72157647044437455/


My first impression was 100% BBSA, but later I started thinking that it might be an immature Ruff, given that in some of the photos: 1) the body proportions seem odd for BBSA (small head, large body w/ bulging breast; 2) the bill seems longer and more decurved than the typically BBSA bill, 3) in the last photos (in which the bird is taking off) you can kind of see a wing stripe and maybe some white on the side of the rump; 4) the breast, in general, seems to be plain pale buffy w/o any spotting on the sides.


That being said, there are some photos where it just looks good for a BBSA. In this one (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/14898758780/in/set-72157647044437455) for example, you can see the pale eye-ring really well. Also, in this photo (

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/14898867388/in/set-72157647044437455) the underwing pattern with dark leading and trailing edge + white in the middle seems much more like Buff-breasted than Ruff.



Ideas?

Janet Leavens
Oviedo, FL


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Date: 8/30/14 12:52 pm
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Is it a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or an immature Ruff?
Hi all,

I'm sending a link to a Flickr page with photos of a Buff-breasted
Sandpiper we found this morning on North Beach at Fort de Soto:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/sets/72157647044437455/

My first impression was 100% BBSA, but later I started thinking that it
might be an immature Ruff, given that in some of the photos: 1) the body
proportions seem odd for BBSA (small head, large body w/ bulging breast; 2)
the bill seems longer and more decurved than the typically BBSA bill, 3) in
the last photos (in which the bird is taking off) you can kind of see a
wing stripe and maybe some white on the side of the rump; 4) the breast, in
general, seems to be plain pale buffy w/o any spotting on the sides.

That being said, there are some photos where it just looks good for a BBSA.
In this one (
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/14898758780/in/set-72157647044437455)
for example, you can see the pale eye-ring really well. Also, in this photo
(
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_leavens/14898867388/in/set-72157647044437455)
the underwing pattern with dark leading and trailing edge + white in the
middle seems much more like Buff-breasted than Ruff.


Ideas?

Janet Leavens
Oviedo, FL

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Date: 8/30/14 12:12 pm
From: David Simpson <simpsondavid...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow ID
Ed and all,

Swallow watching is one of my favorite things to do and this time of year is the best time to do it. Most of the time, 99% of the swallows you see will be Barn swallows. That's not to say they will be boring. There are numerous juvenile birds with shorter tails and variably pale underparts. Adults are also paler than in the spring; many of them will be pale to the point of being almost white underneath. All plumages of Barn swallows will show a dark throat contrasting with the rest of the underparts.

Some ID Tips for swallows at this time of year in Florida (in order of relative abundance):

General notes - Flight patterns can be helpful, but are variable with wind conditions and activity. Structure and size can help to pick out oddballs among the more common species. Swallows are very fast fliers, so don't get frustrated while watching them. It takes time and patience to get good at swallow ID. Even the best have a hard time identifying avery one.

Barn swallow - Iridescent blue upper parts. Variably forked tail, nearly always more deeply forked than other species. Dark reddish throat contrasts with rest of underparts. Underparts vary from nearly white in faded individuals or juveniles to reddish or orangish. Long, narrow wings often drawn back to the sides of the body when flapping.

Bank swallow - Underparts very white. Narrow brown breast band sometimes not visible, giving the appearance of completely white underparts. This probably accounts for misidentification of this species as Tree swallow. Tree swallows can occur at this time of year, but most of them don't arrive until October when they gradually become the dominant swallow species. Bank swallows are noticeably smaller than other species with narrower wings and shorter, more slender bodies. Tails are slightly notched, but not nearly so much as all but perhaps the very shortest-tailed Barn swallows. Flight varies from flapping with the wings straight out to drawing the wings back as in Barn swallow.

Cliff swallow - Sometimes more numerous than Bank. Perhaps an earlier migrant. A few known breeding colonies in Florida. Noticeably thicker body and broader wings. Tends to fly with wings straight out. Often flies in roller coaster like fashion. Dark throat pattern similar to Barn swallow. Underparts much paler than most Barn swallows, not showing the reddish tinge of Barn swallows. Upperparts iridescent blue with creamy or buffy, pale rump. Pale forehead often looks like headlamp if the birds are flying straight at you. Tail is short and squared.

Northern rough-winged swallow - Brown on back as in Bank swallow. Underparts variable, but smudgy brown, unlike clear white of Bank and Tree swallows. Flight pattern is similar to Barn swallow. More common around Lake Okeechobee where 100's or even 1000's are known to overwinter.

Purple martin - Most of these pass through before August. Those that remain are usually juveniles. Much larger than other swallows. Big body, broader wings, notched tail, and fairly uniform gray underparts.

Tree swallows - A few usually trickle through in August before the hordes arrive in October. Bright white underneath. Some juveniles have have s slightly dusky breast. Females are duller than males, but adult male and female show iridescent green on the back. Juveniles can be brown on the back, making them look more like Bank swallows. Tree lacks breast band, which can be invisible on some looks at Bank, are usually brighter white underneath and have broader wings and thicker body than Bank swallow.


Where do you look for swallows in migration? Try edges of water bodies, especially Lake Okeechobee. If you're near the beach, head there. Swallows (and many other birds) use the coast as a navigational aid. Large open spaces like agricultural fields and pastures often attract migrating swallows and make good vistas for observing swallows. Emerging termite swarms, or any other flying insects, are great places to observe swallows as they stop to fuel up. You can often stand in the swarm of insects as the birds fly all around you, close enough to hear the bills snap as they catch their prey.

David Simpson
Fellsmere. FL

On Aug 30, 2014, at 01:44 PM, Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...> wrote:

Hello Birders, 11 out of 12 call it Bank Swallow, hey that's a lifer now
that someone else pointed it out, does that count? just kidding. Also Will
Johnson informed me that Tree Swallows are not in Fl. now so the " Tree
Swallows " that I reported are probably some other type of swallow .... ol
well back to the drawing board. Hey it might be a new lifer LOL. Thanks
everyone.

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 8/30/14 11:06 am
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] 29 Prairie, 16 Yellow Warbler, Lake Apopka Loop Trail (Orange, 30 Aug 2014)
Hello,

On the Lake Apopka Loop Trail this morning, there was an army of joggers
and runners, plus quite a few bikers ahead of our group so we figured most
the birds would be flushed away; still, we had a good day. Highlights:

29 Prairie Warblers
16 Yellow Warblers
2 Prothonotary Warblers --note bill color.

45 species +1 taxa.

Because of the heavy warbler activity and focusing on that, a lot of
swallows and water birds were not counted nor were the skies scanned.

Most of the warblers were in 2s and 3s. I often saw a lot of insect
activity swarming around every time I put my bins on a warbler. I enjoyed
watching a couple Yellow Warblers frantically feeding themselves; insects
seemed to be all around them.

There were heavy numbers of dragonflies above the trail, perhaps feeding on
the same insect activity the warblers were.

One of the three photos attached to the eBird Checklist shows an example of
the many immature Prairie Warblers. It seems that at least half were first
fall, lacking the black "spur" and showing prominent white in the ocular
area instead of yellow. The head often seemed to have a blueish color with
these immature Prairies. I believe the photo may be a first fall female.

You can enlarge any photo in the checklist by clicking it.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19613738

Group: Karen Hamblett, Leo Custer, Pam Meharg, Bob Stalnaker


Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/30/14 10:44 am
From: Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow ID
Hello Birders, 11 out of 12 call it Bank Swallow, hey that's a lifer now
that someone else pointed it out, does that count? just kidding. Also Will
Johnson informed me that Tree Swallows are not in Fl. now so the " Tree
Swallows " that I reported are probably some other type of swallow .... ol
well back to the drawing board. Hey it might be a new lifer LOL. Thanks
everyone.

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 8/30/14 9:21 am
From: Scott Simmons <scott.j.simmons...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Wilson's Phalarope at Biolab Rd, 8/30/2014 (Brevard Co)
Hello all,

My dad and I drove Biolab Rd this morning. We saw a Wilson's Phalarope just
south of the 90 degree turn where the Ruff was found in May. My GPS wasn't
working well but I think it was about here: 28°40'26.9"N 80°41'19.9"W It
was was with a large group of shorebirds including dowitchers, yellowlegs,
stilt sandpipers, black bellied plovers and lots of peeps.

We checked Blackpoint Dr first, but we didn't find one there.

Happy birding,

Scott Simmons
Winter Park, FL

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Date: 8/30/14 8:37 am
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] GANDY BEACH
Although not rare both Semipalmated and Western Sandpiper juveniles were observed Thursday.
Sorry for late post as I thought,incorrectly, they would be on the Ebird rare bird alert as they are a little early.

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Weeki Wachee, FL
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Date: 8/30/14 8:31 am
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] White-rumped Sandpiper
Grove Road, Hernando County, Water Treatment Plant
Basic plumage bird found first by Al Hansen, later refound by me.

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Weeki Wachee, FL

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Date: 8/30/14 7:35 am
From: Fred Vir <avtrader...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow ID
Its a bank swallow.




.On 8/30/2014 9:43 AM, Orlando Hidalgo wrote:
> Hi Eddie: Judging from your photo, I notice a split or fork in the tail of the bird, which leads me to believe that it is an imm. or female Barn Swallow. A Cliff Swallow has a more squared off tail. Hope this is helpful.
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Date: 8/30/14 6:54 am
From: Orlando Hidalgo <bluebird264...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow ID
Hi Eddie: Judging from your photo, I notice a split or fork in the tail of the bird, which leads me to believe that it is an imm. or female Barn Swallow. A Cliff Swallow has a more squared off tail. Hope this is helpful.

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Date: 8/30/14 6:12 am
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Buff-breasted Sandpiper@ Fort de Soto
Hi all,

Gary and I just had a Buff-breasted Sandpiper. It flew in and landed on a spit just North of the bridge at north beach. I don't know how chaseable this bird is since it has already been scared off by beach-goers and it wasn't exactly in optimal habitat for this species in any case.

But we thought we'd report it any way.

In case any one is curious, we got a few photos and got some great looks so we are sure of the ID

Janet leavens
Oviedo, fl


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Date: 8/29/14 6:54 pm
From: Ed Kwater <edkwater...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Wilson's Phalaropes MINWR
As Bill posted earlier today I saw 2 Wilson's Phalaropes in preformative molt at MINWR around lunchtime. They were showing really well on the left side of the road about 75 yards before stop #6 on the Black Point Wildlife Drive. They were occasionally obscured by the mangroves on the near bank. I have attached a couple of very poor photos.

Ed Kwater
Brandon, FL

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Date: 8/29/14 6:42 pm
From: Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow I.D. help needed
I took this blurry photo this morning at Circle B. There were plenty of Barn
and Tree Swallows and these guys feeding together until about 8:30. Are
they imm. Barn? or are they Cliff? Thanks

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 8/29/14 2:19 pm
From: Nancy Price <nprice7047...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Seminole Co.: FOS Painted Buntings + Bank Swallows 8/29

Yes, the Painted Buntings are early. I live in Stuart and am part of the Painted Bunting Banding Team. We are seeing birds at a lot of our area feeders. Mine are usually not here until October. One member had a banded Male today at his feeder. Please keep an eye out for banded Buntings. We banded over 200 birds last year they will have a Black/White split band along with 2 colors and a silver band. http://www.paintedbuntings.org/
Buntings can be reported to PBOT. If anyone lives on the South East coast and has a big bunch of Buntings and would like them banded we can be contacted http://brdbander.blogspot.com/p/color-banding-painted-buntings.html or you can contact me direct. Not saying we will get to you but we are trying for large concentrations of buntings.

Nancy Price
Stuart, FL
Painted Bunting Banding Team





-----Original Message-----
From: Lesley Royce <lesley_royce...>
To: BRDBRAIN <BRDBRAIN...>
Sent: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 1:01 pm
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Seminole Co.: FOS Painted Buntings + Bank Swallows 8/29


We saw our FOS painted bunting at our backyard feeder today. Seems a little
early.

Lesley Royce
Jacksonville FL
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 29, 2014, at 11:48 AM, Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> For a change of pace, I got out to a favorite, local "sparrowing" spot this
morning to look for swallows, since Bank Swallows were reported not too far away
yesterday. I got lucky and found a group of 4-5 BANS mixed in with many BARS.
Yay!
>
> More unexpected, however, were a small group of 3 Painted Buntings (1 male; 2
female). Not what I expected in August in Seminole Co. I checked eBird data for
Seminole and neighboring Orange Cos and there are no other PABU sightings for
August. Interestingly, I've found a couple of sightings in non-coastal Volusia
and Lake counties in August, but only for this year, not any previous years. Are
Painted Buntings just dispersing a little earlier this year? Are there more
eBirders this year? Not sure what to make of it, but still, thought it was
interesting.
>
>
> Janet Leavens
> Oviedo, FL
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Date: 8/29/14 12:08 pm
From: Stephen Gross <sgrocolret...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] 2014-08-29: Wilson's Phalaropes at Black Point Wildlife Drive
I still remember the White-winged Tern Ed ID`d in California in 1999 (?). I think it was only the second record for the State. When you are good ……. Elegant Ed is a much nicer handle than White-winged Ed anyway.



Steve Gross

Valrico, FL 33596

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From: Birdbrains - Florida Birds/Natural History [mailto:<BRDBRAIN...>] On Behalf Of Ron Smith
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2014 2:04 PM
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Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] 2014-08-29: Wilson's Phalaropes at Black Point Wildlife Drive



I couldn't help but chuckle as I started to read Bill's last post. I then wondered how many BrdBrainers out there do not know how Ed Kwater got the moniker "Elegant Ed".



Nearly 15 years ago on 3 Oct 1999 Ed discovered Florida's first-ever Elegant Tern at Honeymoon Island State Park. It remained through Nov. 22nd. Luckily for us Elegant Ed has remained in Florida ever since.



Ron Smith

St. Pete, FL

www.PinellasBirds.com <http://www.pinellasbirds.com/>





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Date: 8/29/14 11:06 am
From: Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar
Hello Bird Fans, out at Circle B again this morning. I arrived at 7:30
and started down Heron Hideout there were scores of white and glossy Ibis
mixed in with the waders and a lone Wood Stork working the first open
water to the east of the trail. A mixed flock of Swallows were zipping
around the marsh; there were Tree, Barn and another type with a slightly
notched tail and a cinnamon colored chest. I got a quick look at a King Rail
near the little rest bench before Rabbit Run, Rabbit Run west is still closed.
At the end of Heron Hideout at the last little spillway an imm. Black-
Crowned Night Heron was looking for a meal.
Over on Wading Bird there were tons of butterflies with some drinking
minerals from the limestone trail. I finally found my first perched warbler in
six trips out there!! I'm ashamed to admit this but it is what it is. I've
shunned the Oak hammocks for fear of skeeters, flooded trails and low
light conditions. I found 3 Yellow Warblers 1 male and 2 females in the
willows where Rabbit Run joins Wading Bird near the little covered shelter.
Ducks were scarce, only 4 Black-bellies. Good Birding.

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.




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Date: 8/29/14 11:03 am
From: Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] 2014-08-29: Wilson's Phalaropes at Black Point Wildlife Drive
I couldn't help but chuckle as I started to read Bill's last post. I then
wondered how many BrdBrainers out there *do not* know how Ed Kwater got the
moniker "Elegant Ed".

Nearly 15 years ago on 3 Oct 1999 Ed discovered Florida's first-ever
Elegant Tern at Honeymoon Island State Park. It remained through Nov.
22nd. Luckily for us Elegant Ed has remained in Florida ever since.

Ron Smith
St. Pete, FL
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Date: 8/29/14 11:00 am
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bob Sargent
This will be my last update on Bob thanks to Lucy Duncan's note to me.

I am sure notes and cards would be appreciated.

"Murray,


Here's the latest, straight from Martha in an email last night:

"He came home from the hospital on Tuesday, the 26th, and is now in hospice care. His surgeon told him that the surgery he was supposed to have would not improve his quality of life and that if he did it he may be in a nursing home for the rest of his days. He elected not to have the surgery and decided on coming home for however long he lives. Bob is now blind in one eye with little vision in the other eye due to an infection. He is at peace with the decision. And a lot happier here at home".

Their address is 7570 Mack Hicks Rd, Trussville, AL 35173 .


Lucy Duncan"


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Date: 8/29/14 10:22 am
From: Bill Pranty <billpranty...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] 2014-08-29: Wilson's Phalaropes at Black Point Wildlife Drive
Good afternoon,

Elegant Ed Kwater just called to report that he is looking at 2 Wilson's Phalaropes at Stop #6, Black Point Wildlife Drive at Merritt Island NWR. The phalaropes are with Black-bellied Plovers.


Best regards,

Bill Pranty
Bayonet Point, Florida

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Date: 8/29/14 10:01 am
From: Lesley Royce <lesley_royce...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Seminole Co.: FOS Painted Buntings + Bank Swallows 8/29
We saw our FOS painted bunting at our backyard feeder today. Seems a little early.

Lesley Royce
Jacksonville FL
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 29, 2014, at 11:48 AM, Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> For a change of pace, I got out to a favorite, local "sparrowing" spot this morning to look for swallows, since Bank Swallows were reported not too far away yesterday. I got lucky and found a group of 4-5 BANS mixed in with many BARS. Yay!
>
> More unexpected, however, were a small group of 3 Painted Buntings (1 male; 2 female). Not what I expected in August in Seminole Co. I checked eBird data for Seminole and neighboring Orange Cos and there are no other PABU sightings for August. Interestingly, I've found a couple of sightings in non-coastal Volusia and Lake counties in August, but only for this year, not any previous years. Are Painted Buntings just dispersing a little earlier this year? Are there more eBirders this year? Not sure what to make of it, but still, thought it was interesting.
>
>
> Janet Leavens
> Oviedo, FL
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Date: 8/29/14 8:51 am
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Seminole Co.: FOS Painted Buntings + Bank Swallows 8/29
Hi all,

For a change of pace, I got out to a favorite, local "sparrowing" spot this
morning to look for swallows, since Bank Swallows were reported not too far
away yesterday. I got lucky and found a group of 4-5 BANS mixed in with
many BARS. Yay!

More unexpected, however, were a small group of 3 Painted Buntings (1 male;
2 female). Not what I expected in August in Seminole Co. I checked eBird
data for Seminole and neighboring Orange Cos and there are no other PABU
sightings for August. Interestingly, I've found a couple of sightings in
non-coastal Volusia and Lake counties in August, but only for this year,
not any previous years. Are Painted Buntings just dispersing a little
earlier this year? Are there more eBirders this year? Not sure what to make
of it, but still, thought it was interesting.


Janet Leavens
Oviedo, FL

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Date: 8/28/14 7:07 pm
From: Sarah <spbrennan...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
Kyle,
The company would be required to obtain a migratory bird nest removal permit from FWC prior to removing it. Here is a link to the permit website where you can search to see if there was a permit approved to take it. In order to browse the permits you will need to set up an account. This is also where permit approval for removal of burrowing owl nests, Sandhill crane nests, and eagle nest can be seen.

https://public.myfwc.com/CrossDOI/PermitSystem/loginForm.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fCrossDOI%2fPermitSystem%2fdefault.aspx%3fReturnURL%3dGTRelocationConservationPermitRequest.aspx%3fMode%3dModeNew&ReturnURL=GTRelocationConservationPermitRequest.aspx?Mode=ModeNew

If you don't find a permit, you can always call FWC directly. But I would start here first, since they would likely refer you here too.

Good luck,
Sarah Johnson
Lutz, Fl

> On Aug 28, 2014, at 7:28 PM, Kyle Hickman <kylehickman1...> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> Can someone with knowledge of the legality of osprey nest removals contact me?
>
> A crew removed an osprey nest from a cell tower behind my father's business in
> north Florida this week, a nest that has been in use for at least ten years - likely
> much longer. This was upsetting to my father and his employees, who look forward
> to the ospreys using it each year. They want to know if there is someone they can
> report the crew to, in order to see if the nest was removed legally or not.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Kyle Hickman
> Lake City, Florida
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Date: 8/28/14 6:04 pm
From: Joel Strong <joelstrong78...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
Actually a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Migratory Bird Nest Removal permit is required to remove an osprey nest. While they are not a state or federally listed species, removal of their INACTIVE nests (no eggs or flightless young) still requires an FWC permit. An ACTIVE nest would require a federal permit. Thus, the folks who removed that nest should have had a Migratory Bird Nest Removal permit. Here is the text from the FWC website (http://myfwc.com/license/wildlife/protected-wildlife):

Osprey
Florida ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) commonly nest on power poles, communication towers, water navigation devices, lighting fixtures, outdoor billboards and other man-made structures as well as in decaying or dead trees. These large nests sometimes render the structure inoperable or present a safety hazard. Permits typically authorize the removal of inactive nest (i.e. nests containing no eggs or flightless young) and usually require the permittee to build a replacement nesting platform/structure of comparable or better quality than the compromised nest support. Requests for removal of active nests (i.e. containing eggs and/or flightless chicks) are issued if the nest presents a safety hazard for the birds or humans. Active nest removal permits are issued with less frequency on a case-by-case basis. The FWC Osprey Nest Removal Policies address additional nest removal requirements.

All the best,
Joel Strong
Zephyrhills, FL


On Aug 28, 2014, at 8:24 PM, Mary Rusch <Lorelielee...> wrote:

> Hello Kyle
> When a neighbor of ours wanted to remove an Ospery nest from his tree . We called FWC
> and they came out and told us as long as it's not got eggs in it or young it's perfectly ok to
> remove it. As sad as that is that's what I understand. Maybe your father can get a pole with
> a nesting platform put in for the birds. Those are all over Dunedin. Hope that answers you
> question.
> Mary Rusch
> Dunedin Fl.
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Date: 8/28/14 5:39 pm
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
Hi Kyle, I would ask the company who removed the nest if they would put up an Osprey nesting platform near by. I'm thinking they had the "right" to remove the nest, so I would use a non-confrontational approach. Perhaps your local Audubon group (is it Three Rivers Audubon?) might get involved or write a letter? It doesn't hurt to ask; the tower company might be looking for an opportunity to do something for local wildlife. Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Kyle Hickman <kylehickman1...>
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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:28:46 -0400

Hi everyone,

Can someone with knowledge of the legality of osprey nest removals contact me?

A crew removed an osprey nest from a cell tower behind my father's business in
north Florida this week, a nest that has been in use for at least ten years - likely
much longer. This was upsetting to my father and his employees, who look forward
to the ospreys using it each year. They want to know if there is someone they can
report the crew to, in order to see if the nest was removed legally or not.

Thank you,

Kyle Hickman
Lake City, Florida

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Date: 8/28/14 5:24 pm
From: Mary Rusch <Lorelielee...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
Hello Kyle
When a neighbor of ours wanted to remove an Ospery nest from his tree . We called FWC
and they came out and told us as long as it's not got eggs in it or young it's perfectly ok to
remove it. As sad as that is that's what I understand. Maybe your father can get a pole with
a nesting platform put in for the birds. Those are all over Dunedin. Hope that answers you
question.
Mary Rusch
Dunedin Fl.

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Date: 8/28/14 4:28 pm
From: Kyle Hickman <kylehickman1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Osprey Nest Removal
Hi everyone,

Can someone with knowledge of the legality of osprey nest removals contact me?

A crew removed an osprey nest from a cell tower behind my father's business in
north Florida this week, a nest that has been in use for at least ten years - likely
much longer. This was upsetting to my father and his employees, who look forward
to the ospreys using it each year. They want to know if there is someone they can
report the crew to, in order to see if the nest was removed legally or not.

Thank you,

Kyle Hickman
Lake City, Florida

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Date: 8/28/14 3:57 pm
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bob Sargent
From MS and TN birding

Re-posting this message from Missbird with Gene Knight's permission.

Judy Dorsey
Fayette County, TN

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gene Knight
Date: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Subject: [missbird] Bob Sargent
To: MISSBIRD


MISSBIRDERS,

I just got a note from Martha Gail Sargent saying that Bob is not doing
well and is in the hospital (UAB) with complications from his 1st heart
surgery back several weeks ago. Please keep the Sargents in your thoughts
and prayers and wish Bob a speedy recovery.

Gene and Shannon Knight
Oxford, MS
- See more at: http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=754893&MLID=TN&MLNM=Tennessee#sthash.gdU7NqWw.dpuf

Sent from my iPad
Murray Gardler
Weeki Wachee, FL
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Date: 8/27/14 5:34 pm
From: Travis Young <w.travis...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Egyptian Goose now ABA-countable in southeastern Florida
Bill, great work!! Thank you.

Travis Young,

Largo, FL



On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:37 AM, Bill Pranty <billpranty...> wrote:




Good morning,

Yesterday, the American Birding Association Checklist Committee (ABA CLC) unanimously added the Egyptian Goose to the ABA Checklist as an established exotic in southeastern Florida -- specifically in Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.

Valeri Ponzo and I conducted the necessary study that provided the information needed for CLC review and acceptance; a paper of our results will be published in the next issue of Florida Field Naturalist.

Rather than repeat myself any further, I'll link a summary of the CLC decision that was posted to the ABA Blog.

http://blog.aba.org/2014/08/aba-checklist-committee-adds-egyptian-goose-to-aba-checklist.html


Best regards,

Bill Pranty
Bayonet Point, Florida
ABA Checklist Committee chair

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Date: 8/27/14 2:57 pm
From: Ashleigh Blackford <avblackford...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
Hello Birders-

Regarding the post on ebird, David was accompanying U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service staff on a survey effort on Destiny Ranch yesterday.
The Service has been coordinating with Destiny Ranch as part of our
recovery efforts for the Florida grasshopper sparrow. Our survey efforts
on this property are in no way associated with the development that
was considered several years ago but rather a part of a cooperative
effort to learn more about the species and to assist in it's recovery.
Please contact the South Florida Ecological Services Office if you have
any inquiries about our recovery efforts. 772-562-3909

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Date: 8/27/14 10:33 am
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Orlando Wetlands Park 8/27 Sandpipers!
Hi all,

A pleasant walk around Orlando Wetlands this morning turned up quite a few
sandpiper species: Solitary, Spotted, Pectoral and my FOS Wilson's Snipe in
addition to the expected Killdeer and Least Sandpipers. All of the
"interesting" sandpipers were together in the middle of cell 9 just to the
Southwest of the birding trail.

Also of note: Roseate Spoonbill (3), a Northern Waterthrush (in addition to
4 other warbler species) and many, many Barn Swallows.

Happy Birding!

Janet Leavens
Oviedo, FL

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Date: 8/27/14 8:23 am
From: G. Brandon Hoyt <qrprat77...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
I found a *David Tafoya* on Facebook and sent him a message. Dude on
Facebook has Miami listed as his location, so maybe it was him.

GB Hoyt
Lakeland, FL

On 08/27/2014 11:02 AM, Robert Stalnaker wrote:
> Hello,
>
> For those of you who did not see this eBird report:
>
> Grasshopper Sparrow (Florida) (Ammodramus savannarum) (3)
> - Reported Aug 26, 2014 06:30 by David Tafoya
> - Destiny Ranch, Osceola, Florida
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=27.7045036,-80.9597969&ll=27.7045036,-80.9597969
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19585104
> - Comments: "two birds were caught in mist net and another FGSP heard"
>
>
> I'm wondering if David Tafoya is involved in anyway with a government
> agency re the Grasshopper Sparrow.
>
>


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Date: 8/27/14 8:03 am
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
Hello,

For those of you who did not see this eBird report:

Grasshopper Sparrow (Florida) (Ammodramus savannarum) (3)
- Reported Aug 26, 2014 06:30 by David Tafoya
- Destiny Ranch, Osceola, Florida
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=27.7045036,-80.9597969&ll=27.7045036,-80.9597969
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19585104
- Comments: "two birds were caught in mist net and another FGSP heard"


I'm wondering if David Tafoya is involved in anyway with a government
agency re the Grasshopper Sparrow.

I tried talking with Paul Miller at Kissimmee Prairie SP this morning but
he was unavailable. I asked the woman I spoke with about the status of the
Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (FGSP) and she said it was downgraded even
further from last year's dismal numbers. She did not know David.

As far as I know, the only known remaining FGSP were only at Avon, Three
Lakes and Kissimmee Prairie--none on private property--and possibly gone
from one of these three places. If anybody caught FGSP in a mist net, I'm
sure the state and national agencies working to save this species would
want to know, and I'm sure they would like to have the birds.

Also, Destiny Ranch? The only thing I know about Destiny Ranch is that is
was supposed to be a 1/2 million acres of destruction of rural habitat to
build a sprawling city of 1/4 million for starters and that the project was
in legal entanglements. Is Destiny Ranch under construction? A
construction site certainly is not FGSP habitat.

I also do not think that any government agency involved in mist netting
would be reporting their findings to eBird, especially for a bird that
borders extinction. I know one person involved in trying to save the FGSP
and they keep their findings guarded, not public, until a full report is
released.

Does anybody know this person or know anything about this? Maybe David is
a member and will let us know.

--
Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/27/14 7:37 am
From: Bill Pranty <billpranty...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Egyptian Goose now ABA-countable in southeastern Florida
Good morning,

Yesterday, the American Birding Association Checklist Committee (ABA CLC) unanimously added the Egyptian Goose to the ABA Checklist as an established exotic in southeastern Florida -- specifically in Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.

Valeri Ponzo and I conducted the necessary study that provided the information needed for CLC review and acceptance; a paper of our results will be published in the next issue of Florida Field Naturalist.

Rather than repeat myself any further, I'll link a summary of the CLC decision that was posted to the ABA Blog.

http://blog.aba.org/2014/08/aba-checklist-committee-adds-egyptian-goose-to-aba-checklist.html


Best regards,

Bill Pranty
Bayonet Point, Florida
ABA Checklist Committee chair

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Date: 8/27/14 4:40 am
From: Mark H. Vance <mark...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] A Video of a Hours old Sandhill Crane Colt (Sarasota)
Here is the second of the Sandhill Crane Adventures where a baby colt is
only hours old I think. I would like some opinions on how old you think the
colt is. I was at the nest site the night before and saw nothing and when I
was setting my camera up to video in the morning the mother was still
sitting down on the nest. Before I could get the camera set up, she stood
up to reveal a baby colt. Could have the baby been born during the night
or had it just hatched minutes before?
Click the following link to watch - http://youtu.be/HKoNnM9irdE
Thanks, Mark Vance
Sarasota, FL
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Date: 8/26/14 7:01 pm
From: Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Roseate Spoonbills, Barred Owl @ Circle B Bar
Hello Birders, out at Circle B again this morning and the bird activity is
getting better each week. Heading south on Heron Hideout at the
intersection of Rabbit Run a flock of about a dozen Blue-winged Teal flew
low over the trail, they were FOS for me. Looking east down Rabbit Run
three photographers had a Barred Owl staked out about ten yards down
the trail, Rabbit Run west is still closed. Then on the way back to the
parking lot eight Roseate Spoonbills (FOS) wheeled around the marsh
before landing on the east side of Heron Hideout. There were about 20
Glossy Ibis on the east side of Wading Bird way. There were plenty of
butterflies along Windmill Whisper and along Wading bird way. Can anyone
I.D. the black and yellow swallowtail in the fourth pic? It's wings are long
and narrow for a swallowtail and it's tails are spiked not lobed. Thanks and
Good Birding

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 8/26/14 3:00 pm
From: David Gagne <oporornis77...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] East Pasco County, August 26, 2014
Hi All,

Steve Mann, Bill Pranty and I hit east Pasco County today and the real only
highlight out of the 67 species of our trip was an adult Mississippi Kite
soaring over the road at the east entrance to ST. Leo University soaring
over SR 52!!! It was actually in pursuit of Black Vultures no less!!

We scored very few migrants as we hit Withlacooche River Park and only got
6 species of warblers. We did score 5 Lesser Yellowlegs, and a Solitary
Sandpiper just south of SR 52 about 0.3 miles west of Bellamy Brothers Road.

Also of note we saw an immature Cliff Swallow and a Bank Swallow on
Singletary Road which is southeast of Dade City.

Great Birding and find them, as they are out there!!!

Dave Gagne
New Port Richey, FL

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Date: 8/26/14 8:27 am
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sooty Shearwater. Possible Long-tailed Jaeger. Ormond-by-the-Sea. Volusia Co.
Yesterday, we had strong NE winds at 20-25 knots along the Volusia County coastline. After work last night, I stopped off at Ormond-by-the-Sea to look for any birds blown in by the winds. I looked for about an hour and saw dozens of Black Terns, but little else of note. There were 4 early 1st cycle Herring Gulls that flew by in the winds. Finally, as I was about to give up I found a dark morph jaeger flying by fast, far offshore. From the shape it looked like a possible juvenile dark morph Long-tailed Jaeger. Not long after that, a lone Sooty Shearwater zipped by. There was no other sign of pelagic species blown in by the winds.

Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

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Date: 8/26/14 12:35 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County- CR-233 6- Swallow-Tailed Kites- Plus Mississippi Kite Still Flying High ! Encore !
Just a Short Report:

This is now the 6 TH consecutive weekend that I have come here to Sumter
County to see this Awesome Swallow-Tailed Kite Spectacular Event, but it has
become a little bit harder now to spot any Swallow-Tailed Kites flying at all ! On
Saturday I visited all 4 of the Swallow-Tailed Kite Fields in Sumter County-
Results , Route 466 Melon Field-No Kites,CR-223 Melon Field -No Kites, CR 237,
No Kites CR-233, No Kites !

On Sunday starting about 12:30 PM at CR 233 the first of 6 Swallow-Tailed Kites
appeared flying up very high which was soon accompanied by 5 more Swallow-
Tailed Kites that soon flew in and all six put on just one Awesome and most
probably the final Swallow-Tailed Kite show of the season and 2014 ! They flew
both high and low working over the whole surrounding area and the fields on
both sides of CR-233 and over by Route 466, occasionally now coming close to
the ground but mainly flying up high and were soon joined by a single
Mississippi Kite that came zooming in and came pretty close a couple of times
flying right over head and at one point all were flying together along with a
single Red -Tailed Hawk as well ! Very Cool ! This Spectacular Swallow-Tailed
Kite Event went on for over 3 and a half hours ! Finally some isolated rain
clouds and cells came in and the Swallow-Tailed Kites flew up on high and
disappeared into the clouds ! Fly on ! Precious Kites, Fly on !


Check out as Coldplay sings : Fly On -O - Enjoy !


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YODlyB8JKSA


Field # 4 is located within a half a mile or so of the Original Melon Fields . The
Original site is on route 466, 2.5 miles west of 301. So Continue on to County
Road 233. Go right then You can go down this road which dead ends- the grass
field is on the left.


Please Enjoy these Graceful Flying- Swallow-Tailed Kites in the extremely short
time left now while they are still here !


Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

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Date: 8/25/14 9:51 pm
From: Misty Vaughn <misty.vaughn...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Puerto Rico
What part of the island will you be visiting?

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

Ruth Barroso <rbarroso1...> wrote:

>Hi All,
>
>
>I am looking for some advice, opinions and suggestions on birding in Puerto Rico. I know many of you have birded in various places so I am sure there is good information out there.
>
>
>My husband and I will be making our first trip to Puerto Rico in November of this year. We will just be going for a weekend but plan on birding one of those day. I have been looking on line for birding tours and birding pals also came up. I was wondering what you all feel are pros and cons to either option are. Please feel free to contact me off list.
>
>
>I would also like to know what must see birds I should make sure we target while we are there.
>
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>
>Ruth Barroso
>
>Tampa, Fl.
>
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Date: 8/25/14 9:04 pm
From: GB Hoyt <qrprat77...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek: Blue-winged & Swainson's Warblers
That's ok,
I forgot to tell everyone I was GB Hoyt in Lakeland FL in my question to
you!
Hope to get out soon myself.
I feel the itch...

On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 9:08 PM, Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...>
wrote:

> My mistake. I can't believe I forgot to put that in there anywhere. I
> was excited. LOL
>
> Anyway, it was this morning (8/25) around 8:30 - 9:00 am.
>
> Daniel Estabrooks
> Winter Haven, FL
>
>
> On Monday, August 25, 2014 7:16 PM, GB Hoyt <qrprat77...> wrote:
>
>
> Hi Dan,
> What time of day and day was this?
>
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...>
> wrote:
>
> Dear Saddle Creek Park,
>
> I take back everything I ever said about you. You are still the king of
> warbler sites in Polk County.
>
> Anyway, the only thing better than seeing two rare birds is getting
> extended close views of both of them. The first was a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER,
> and the second was a SWAINSON'S WARBLER. They were both about midway down
> the nature trail but not together. I saw the Blue-wing on the way out and
> the Swainson's on the way back to my car.
>
> I also had three waterthrushes - one of each species and one that got away
> before I could make a call. (Honestly, I wouldn't have been able to call
> the Louisiana either had it not conveniently sung once for me.)
>
> Other warblers:
>
> Yellow-throated Warbler: 1
> Ovenbird: 3
> Northern Parula: 6
> Prothonotary Warbler: 1
>
> Daniel Estabrooks
> Winter Haven, FL
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Date: 8/25/14 6:08 pm
From: Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek: Blue-winged & Swainson's Warblers
My mistake. I can't believe I forgot to put that in there anywhere. I was excited. LOL

Anyway, it was this morning (8/25) around 8:30 - 9:00 am.

Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL


On Monday, August 25, 2014 7:16 PM, GB Hoyt <qrprat77...> wrote:



Hi Dan,
What time of day and day was this?


On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...> wrote:

Dear Saddle Creek Park,
>
>
>I take back everything I ever said about you. You are still the king of warbler sites in Polk County.
>
>
>Anyway, the only thing better than seeing two rare birds is getting extended close views of both of them. The first was a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, and the second was a SWAINSON'S WARBLER. They were both about midway down the nature trail but not together. I saw the Blue-wing on the way out and the Swainson's on the way back to my car.
>
>
>I also had three waterthrushes - one of each species and one that got away before I could make a call. (Honestly, I wouldn't have been able to call the Louisiana either had it not conveniently sung once for me.)
>
>
>Other warblers:
>
>
>Yellow-throated Warbler: 1
>Ovenbird: 3
>Northern Parula: 6
>Prothonotary Warbler: 1
>
>
>Daniel Estabrooks
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Date: 8/25/14 4:16 pm
From: GB Hoyt <qrprat77...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek: Blue-winged & Swainson's Warblers
Hi Dan,
What time of day and day was this?

On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...>
wrote:

> Dear Saddle Creek Park,
>
> I take back everything I ever said about you. You are still the king of
> warbler sites in Polk County.
>
> Anyway, the only thing better than seeing two rare birds is getting
> extended close views of both of them. The first was a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER,
> and the second was a SWAINSON'S WARBLER. They were both about midway down
> the nature trail but not together. I saw the Blue-wing on the way out and
> the Swainson's on the way back to my car.
>
> I also had three waterthrushes - one of each species and one that got away
> before I could make a call. (Honestly, I wouldn't have been able to call
> the Louisiana either had it not conveniently sung once for me.)
>
> Other warblers:
>
> Yellow-throated Warbler: 1
> Ovenbird: 3
> Northern Parula: 6
> Prothonotary Warbler: 1
>
> Daniel Estabrooks
> Winter Haven, FL
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Date: 8/25/14 1:34 pm
From: Ruth Barroso <rbarroso1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding in Puerto Rico
Hi All,

I am looking for some advice, opinions and suggestions on birding in Puerto Rico. I know many of you have birded in various places so I am sure there is good information out there.

My husband and I will be making our first trip to Puerto Rico in November of this year. We will just be going for a weekend but plan on birding one of those day. I have been looking on line for birding tours and birding pals also came up. I was wondering what you all feel are pros and cons to either option are. Please feel free to contact me off list.

I would also like to know what must see birds I should make sure we target while we are there.

Thanks in advance,

Ruth Barroso
Tampa, Fl.

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Date: 8/25/14 8:59 am
From: David Gagne <oporornis77...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOS Broad-winged Hawk over New Port Richey, Pasco County
Hi All,

Scored an immature Broad-winged Hawk this morning which was getting blown
around in the wind and heading north no less!!

Also saw a dark-morph Short-tailed Hawk as well, but landbird migrants
appeared to be non-existent, as heard no birds here today.

Great Birding!!

Dave Gagne
New Port Richey, FL

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Date: 8/25/14 8:54 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek: Blue-winged & Swainson's Warblers
Dear Saddle Creek Park,

I take back everything I ever said about you. You are still the king of warbler sites in Polk County.

Anyway, the only thing better than seeing two rare birds is getting extended close views of both of them. The first was a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, and the second was a SWAINSON'S WARBLER. They were both about midway down the nature trail but not together. I saw the Blue-wing on the way out and the Swainson's on the way back to my car.

I also had three waterthrushes - one of each species and one that got away before I could make a call. (Honestly, I wouldn't have been able to call the Louisiana either had it not conveniently sung once for me.)

Other warblers:

Yellow-throated Warbler: 1
Ovenbird: 3
Northern Parula: 6
Prothonotary Warbler: 1

Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 8/25/14 6:29 am
From: Dave Goodwin <dave.goodwin...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Updated Florida Checklist - FOS Special Publication #8 is Available
Hi all,


The Robertson and Woolfenden Florida Bird Species: An Annotated List by Jon Greenlaw, Bill Pranty, & Reed Bowman is ready to go. $18 + $1.26 tax along with $2.00 S&H = $21.26. Make checks payable to the Florida Ornithological Society and send to:
Charles H Fisher Jr
c/o Reilly, Fisher & Solomon, PA
4950 W Kennedy Blvd Ste 610
Tampa, FL 33609


Those who plan to attend the FOS meeting 10/10-12 in the Jacksonville area can get their copy for a flat rate $20.00 including tax. I had permission to post this from the listowner as FOS is a non-profit organization.


Thanks and good birding!


Dave


Dave Goodwin
Brandon FL
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Date: 8/24/14 5:18 pm
From: Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Palm Beach County (23-24 Aug 2014)
Good evening,

Lori and I spent part of the weekend birding the sod farms and sugarcane
fields east of Belle Glade in Palm Beach County. Our highlights consisted
of hundreds of Black-necked Stilts, Barn & Bank Swallows and both
yellowlegs species, a pair of Willets, 190 American White Pelicans, a few
Cliff Swallows, three American Avocets. dozens of Stilt Sandpipers, 14
Upland Sandpipers in one field, a Wilson's Phalarope in another and three
distant White-tailed Kites. We birded mostly along Brown's Farm Road and
within the King Ranch property off 880.

Ron Smith
St. Pete, FL
www.PinellasBirds.com

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Date: 8/24/14 2:00 pm
From: Diane Reed <dreedster...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine birding
Greetings
James Wheat, Cindy Elder and I headed on to the GTM trails today at around 7am and did not get out until nearly noon. We had some nice feeding flocks and stayed mainly on the yellow trails and the orange trail, then went over to the blue trail and headed to the Big Savannah (in the WMA). We did have two Pigmy Rattlesnakes encountered along the way, so caution is advisable. The trails are dry and the grass has finally been mowed in some of the areas.
We've got some upcoming weather changes here on the coast, so I will be monitoring all the local haunts over the last few days. Highlights of today included at various areas along the trails:
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Yellow-throated Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler (several)
Prairie Warbler
Black & White Warbler
Painted Bunting (green)
Great-crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (two together)
Barred Owls (2 calling to each other)
Cooper's Hawk
(of note, we had one unidentified "kiting" raptor that was all dark and I made mention of possible Short-tailed Hawk, but unconfirmed at this point.)


thanks
Diane Reed
St Johns County
St Augustine, FL


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Date: 8/24/14 1:27 pm
From: Cole Fredricks <cfredricks...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Hancock Outfall Wetland - Polk Co. 8/24/14
Wally Jones, Bob Snow, and I surveyed the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetland this
morning and had a terrific time. Highlights of the 66 species included
FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK, WILLET (rare migrant inland, pic embedded in eBird
checklist), SHORT-TAILED HAWK, and GULL-BILLED TERN. Full list here -
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19558896

Here is an album of Lake Hancock Outfall Wetland photographs by Wally Jones
- https://www.flickr.com/photos/106522856@N06/sets/72157645712831036/ Enjoy!

I hope to see some of you at our first Saddle Creek walk on Sat. 9/6 at 8
a.m. and there is still room on the Sun. 9/14 Lake Hancock Outfall Wetland
tour. Just a reminder that the wetland is not currently open to the public
(except through these special tours).

Cole Fredricks
Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 8/24/14 10:31 am
From: dwassme1 <dwassme1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve, Hillsborough County
To all,

We explored Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve in eastern Hillsborough
this morning. Lots of singing Bachmans Sparrows and calling Northern
Bobwhites throughout the north loop. At least 3, probably more,
Red-headed Woodpeckers were having territorial disputes in a large stand
of dead trees. A list of birds is posted in Ebird. If you visit, be
prepared for lots of ankle-deep water and lots of mosquitoes at dawn and
in wooded areas.

Lilian Saul and Doug Wassmer
Tampa, FL

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Date: 8/24/14 9:11 am
From: France <france4fa...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Kites!
I was really surprised this morning when I spotted two Swallow Tailed Kites soaring above Sanibel Island. This is the latest - time wise - that I've seen them here and I thought they had left since I hadn't seen any of them since early July. Sweet.

France Paulsen
Sanibel, Florida


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Date: 8/23/14 3:20 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] ID Quiz answer
Hello,

The bird in question to the ID quiz is a light morph Short-tailed Hawk.

Some characteristics that can be seen, very teeny, but still seen:

* upturned wing tips
* black wing tips
* 45 degree angle to wing tips, finger slots not showing
* the secondaries darker than the primaries
* trailing edge and leading edge almost perfectly parallel to each other;
when one edge curves, so does the other.
* In Image 3, a few pixels of the dark hood can be seen, contrasting with
the light colored throat/breast

Here is an image (large image) showing the commonly seen upturned wing tips
... at this angle, the hawk's left wing:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/robert-stalnaker/10261788203/in/set-72157646088317409

This next (large) image shows the 45 degree angle to the tips, no finger
slots (closed hand). Also see how the wing's leading and trailing edge
remain a constant width from body out to nearly the wing tips. The dark
primaries and white patch also show.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/robert-stalnaker/8095923240/in/set-72157646088317409

Knowing the Short-tailed Hawk well would be a prerequisite to making an ID
with such a teeny, poor quality image. However, field marks still showed.

This was not meant to be easy to newer birders or those who say they don't
know raptors well, of which there is a high percentage, at least with my
contacts. It was meant as an exercise to show that 1) birds at a great
distance can be ID'd and 2) for those that take bird photos, an ID can
often be done when it can't be done in the field, and 3) to stimulate those
new to birding to perhaps take up skywatching and hawkwatching once they
get beyond the beginner phase.

One final note ... all this exercise about field marks for the Short-tailed
Hawk is secondary stuff. Off all the buteos in N. America, flight behavior
alone is diagnostic for this hawk. You can ID a Short-tailed Hawk, even if
you can't see the structure or the field marks, let alone the plumage,
assuming the hawk performs much of its "whole hunting package" of kiting,
drifting, parachuting, stooping, stair-step-stoops, sailing, and very
little soaring, etc.

If the hawk performs much of its package, it could look like a flying
saucer in silhouette but can be postively ID'd as a Short-tailed Hawk.

--
Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/23/14 10:34 am
From: Marianne Korosy <mkorosy...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOS meeting - Registration is OPEN!
Hi all -

Regarding the October 10-12 FOS meeting in Jacksonville, meeting
registration and information about field trips is now available as a
download from the Florida Ornithological Society's website <www.fosbirds.org
>

Field trips are scheduled for Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Huguenot Memorial
Park, Ft. George Island/Kingsley Plantation, Theodore Roosevelt Preserve,
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) and
to the GTMNERR hawk watch platform (self-guided on Saturday, guided on
Sunday). We also have maps and descriptions available for people who want
to do a self-guided trip to some local birding hotspots.

Hope to see you there!


Marianne Korosy

Vice President, FOS

Palm Harbor, FL

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Date: 8/22/14 7:50 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] ID Quiz follow on (22 Aug 2014)
Hello,

For any of you struggling with the teeny image ID quiz, here is one more
pic that shows you more info plus one additional field mark. It was taken
a few seconds after Image 2.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/idneeded/

ID Quiz Image 3 added.

For those of you that already had the ID or now have it with this image,
take a look at Image 1 and see how small the bird is and realize this is
with 8 power. Imagine how small the birds are in the sky without this 8
power magnification. Image 2 and 3 are probably 30 power magnification or
so. If you ID'd it, congrats! You know you can ID specks now!

If you want to see the "Master of Long Range ID" at work, take a trip to
the Florida Keys Hawkwatch this October. Rafael Galvez, in the field,
turns specks into ID without the aid of super-magnification of photo
post-processing like I did here. He does it by knowing structure/shape
(usually a silhouette) and by flight behavior.

One member thought it was a White Ibis. Yes, that species does have black
wing tips seen in Image 2. An adult White Ibis would show a consistent
pure white underwing elsewhere and Image 2 has contrast changes indicating
the wing is not consistent in color tone like the ibis would show.

The White Ibis would also show slotted fingers at the tips. With the bird
being so small in Image 2, that may or may not be seen but it sure does
look like those wing tips do not show any slotting.

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Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/22/14 6:22 pm
From: Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar fishing buddies
Hey Bird Fans, out at Circle B again. One of the many things I like about
Circle B is that the resident animals that live out there are habituated, they
see people every day. The wading birds and other critters do their thing as
you stroll along. Heading south on Heron Hideout a Black-bellied duck calls
for it's mate from the lone cypress. A limpkin shells Apple Snails and gulps
them down at the intersection of Rabbit Run. Then at the south end of
Heron Hideout at the last little spillway I was surprised to find a Gator and
a Soft-shelled Turtle side by side fishing the main riffle of the little spillway.
Straight across from the Gator-Turtle action in the last little scenic pool
three Juv. Limpkins were accompanied by their parents. Good
Birding.
Ed Rizer
Winter Haven

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Date: 8/22/14 3:10 pm
From: John Thomton <jthomton...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Leu Gardens (8/22/14) - Orange Co.
Hey everyone,

I hit Leu Gardens again this morning. I arrived around 10:30 and I stayed about three hours. There was nothing incredible, but there were a few warblers around, and I re-found the two chickadees. The day's list is as follows:'

Double-Crested Cormorant
Anhinga
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk (2 - one adult and one immature)
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl (2 or 3)
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (1)
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee (1)
Acadian Flycatcher (1 - chasing the wood-pewee at one point!)
Great Crested Flycatcher (1)
Red-Eyed Vireo (12)
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee (2 - today on the north-south asphalt trail beginning at the gate on Nebraska Street)
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Mockingbird
Worm-Eating Warbler (1)
Black-and-White Warbler (3)
Hooded Warbler (1 female)
American Redstart (2 females)
Northern Parula (5)
Yellow-Throated Warbler (3)
Northern Cardinal

Today was one of the few Leu Gardens visits where I haven't found a single Brown Thrasher.

Leu Gardens is located near the intersection of US-17/92 (Mills Ave.) and Virginia Ave. in northern downtown Orlando, north-central Orange County.

Good birding,

John Thomton
Orlando, FL (Orange Co.)
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Date: 8/22/14 10:57 am
From: Vincent McGrath <mcavian...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Common vs. Forster's Terns: More ID questions
Time to post my annual tip for terns of the middle size group.
Tails may vary in length and/or # of rectrice but the following rule applies from rarest to most likely in our area.
Arctic : grayish overall tail and general plumage.
Roseate: white tail and the longest extending past primaries.
Common: gray outer rectrices.
Forster's: gray inner rectrices.
Keep in mind I'm just describing tails have fun with head and body patterns.
It is tough considering age and season with head body and wing patterns😁😎

Vince McGrath
Ft Myers, Fl

On Aug 22, 2014, at 11:49 AM, Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm glad that France posted her tern question. I've always found terns confusing, particularly the Common/Forster Terns -- not to mention Arctic and Roseate. In fact, I'm currently challenging myself to get better at these IDs, reading various off-line and on-line sources, and looking through google images. I'm pretty sure I have a handle on loafing terns, but am having issues w/ distinguishing Common from Forster's Tern in flight in whatever plumage adults typically have when they pass through central Florida on fall migration. (I've read that this is something between alternate and basic plumage. Also, I haven't even gotten to immatures yet.)
>
> I'm particularly interested in how the upper and underwing patterns differ. According to Birds of North America, the "unmolted (black) outer primaries [of COTEs in definitive basic plumage] are retained until arrival in winter quarters." So, these darker outer primaries should be apparent in adult COTEs passing through Florida in the fall. However, Forster's Terns in basic plumage also seem to have darker outer primaries, no? So the outer primaries on the COTE are just darker than those on the FOTE?
>
> Comparing the images of basic plumaged FOTEs and COTEs in Crossley's, it seems that in the upper wing pattern of the Forster's Tern there is more of a contrast between darker outer primaries and much lighter -- essentially white -- inner primaries and secondaries, whereas most of the upper wing in the basic plumaged Common Tern is grayish, offering less contrast with the darker outer primaries. And yet, I find images of basic plumaged Forster's Terns where there is apparently no contrast between the outer primaries and the rest of the upper wing. The upper wing is just plain gray (see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/32946513@N08/6513722443/).
>
>
> And how about the underwing pattern? I've read (and heard) that Common Terns have a distinct dark bar on the trailing edge of the outer primaries. But there are images of basic plumaged Forster's Tern that also have such a bar (in Crossley's for example). Maybe it just isn't as dark?
>
> Anyone willing to share some idea tips?
>
> Also, one thing that is hampering me at the moment is a curious lack of photos of basic plumaged adult Common Terns in flight. My google image search turned up precisely one photo. I found two more in Crossley's. Frustratingly, Sibley's only shows this family of tern in flight in alternate, not basic plumage. So, if someone has such a photo they want to share w/ me, feel free!
>
> And finally, according to Birds of North America, a really good resource for COTE/FOTE Ids is Wilds, C. 1993. "The identification and aging of Forster's and Common terns." Birding 25:94-108.
> But how to access this? Birding archives only go back to 2000 or so, not to 1993. Or ss there another really good resource that is more recent that this?
>
> Thanks so much!
>
> Happy Birding!
>
> Janet Leavens
> Oviedo, FL
>
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Date: 8/22/14 8:49 am
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Common vs. Forster's Terns: More ID questions
Hi all,

I'm glad that France posted her tern question. I've always found terns
confusing, particularly the Common/Forster Terns -- not to mention Arctic
and Roseate. In fact, I'm currently challenging myself to get better at
these IDs, reading various off-line and on-line sources, and looking
through google images. I'm pretty sure I have a handle on loafing terns,
but am having issues w/ distinguishing Common from Forster's Tern *in
flight* in whatever plumage adults typically have when they pass through
central Florida on fall migration. (I've read that this is something
between alternate and basic plumage. Also, I haven't even gotten to
immatures yet.)

I'm particularly interested in how the upper and underwing patterns differ.
According to *Birds of North America*, the "unmolted (black) outer
primaries [of COTEs in definitive basic plumage] are retained until arrival
in winter quarters." So, these darker outer primaries should be apparent in
adult COTEs passing through Florida in the fall. However, Forster's Terns
in basic plumage also seem to have darker outer primaries, no? So the outer
primaries on the COTE are just darker than those on the FOTE?

Comparing the images of basic plumaged FOTEs and COTEs in Crossley's, it
seems that in the upper wing pattern of the Forster's Tern there is more of
a contrast between darker outer primaries and much lighter -- essentially
white -- inner primaries and secondaries, whereas most of the upper wing in
the basic plumaged Common Tern is grayish, offering less contrast with the
darker outer primaries. And yet, I find images of basic plumaged Forster's
Terns where there is apparently no contrast between the outer primaries and
the rest of the upper wing. The upper wing is just plain gray (see:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32946513@N08/6513722443/).


And how about the underwing pattern? I've read (and heard) that Common
Terns have a distinct dark bar on the trailing edge of the outer primaries.
But there are images of basic plumaged Forster's Tern that also have such a
bar (in Crossley's for example). Maybe it just isn't as dark?

Anyone willing to share some idea tips?

Also, one thing that is hampering me at the moment is a curious lack of
photos of basic plumaged adult Common Terns in flight. My google image
search turned up precisely one photo. I found two more in Crossley's.
Frustratingly, Sibley's only shows this family of tern in flight in
alternate, not basic plumage. So, if someone has such a photo they want to
share w/ me, feel free!

And finally, according to Birds of North America, a really good resource
for COTE/FOTE Ids is Wilds, C. 1993. "The identification and aging of
Forster's and Common terns." Birding 25:94-108.
But how to access this? *Birding* archives only go back to 2000 or so, not
to 1993. Or ss there another really good resource that is more recent that
this?

Thanks so much!

Happy Birding!

Janet Leavens
Oviedo, FL

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Date: 8/22/14 8:36 am
From: Charlie Ewell <anhinga42...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co
Receding cap with black to the nape, along with your other comments makes Common Tern more likely than Forster's.  Any carpal bar (shoulder) evident?  


Charlie Ewell
Cape Coral, FL
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Date:08/22/2014 10:26 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Re: [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co

Thanks Charlie. It was more or less a receding cap with some white in the front, somewhat specked like.

France Paulsen
Sanibel, Florida 

On Aug 22, 2014, at 10:19 AM, "Charlie Ewell <anhinga42...> [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply...> wrote:

Hi France,

That is a good starting description for Common Tern.   Forster's shouldn't show dark red legs, more of an orange tone to them.  Don't see a picture using my phone, but I'm curious was it a full black cap in the front/crown (breeding plumage) or the receding cap of a non-breeder?    


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Cape Coral, FL
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Date:08/22/2014 9:41 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co

 
Good morning Bird Folks,

As I walked the beaches of Sanibel on the east side this morning, I noticed a tern that was different from the rest of the crowd it was in. I'm hoping you can help me identify it, I only had my cell phone with me and the photo is not the best.

It was smaller than a sandwich tern and bigger than a least. It had a black bill and a solid black cap down to the end of the nape. The legs, which is what is stumping me, were dainty looking and dark red/maroon color. I'm thinking either Common or Forster in perhaps a stage that is not shown in my books.

Any thoughts?

France Paulsen
Sanibel, Florida

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Date: 8/22/14 8:17 am
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Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Bronzed Cowbird Leesburg Lake County
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Date: 8/22/14 7:43 am
From: Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bronzed Cowbird Leesburg Lake County
Finally some over due birding!! Walked the yard for an hour. A few migrants have arrived. American Redstart, Blue Grosbeak, Red-eyed Vireos and of course a lot of Brown headed Cowbirds. With the crowd of 150 was a lone male Bronzed Cowbird. Blue gray Gnatcatchers are increasing but always love the company they bring.

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Date: 8/22/14 7:26 am
From: France <france4fa...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co
Thanks Charlie. It was more or less a receding cap with some white in the front, somewhat specked like.

France Paulsen
Sanibel, Florida

> On Aug 22, 2014, at 10:19 AM, "Charlie Ewell <anhinga42...> [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Hi France,
>
> That is a good starting description for Common Tern. Forster's shouldn't show dark red legs, more of an orange tone to them. Don't see a picture using my phone, but I'm curious was it a full black cap in the front/crown (breeding plumage) or the receding cap of a non-breeder?
>
>
> Charlie Ewell
> Cape Coral, FL
> <anhinga42...>
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> -------- Original message --------
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> Date:08/22/2014 9:41 AM (GMT-05:00)
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> Subject: [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co
>
>
> Good morning Bird Folks,
>
> As I walked the beaches of Sanibel on the east side this morning, I noticed a tern that was different from the rest of the crowd it was in. I'm hoping you can help me identify it, I only had my cell phone with me and the photo is not the best.
>
> It was smaller than a sandwich tern and bigger than a least. It had a black bill and a solid black cap down to the end of the nape. The legs, which is what is stumping me, were dainty looking and dark red/maroon color. I'm thinking either Common or Forster in perhaps a stage that is not shown in my books.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> France Paulsen
> Sanibel, Florida
>
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Date: 8/22/14 7:20 am
From: Charlie Ewell <anhinga42...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co
Hi France,

That is a good starting description for Common Tern.   Forster's shouldn't show dark red legs, more of an orange tone to them.  Don't see a picture using my phone, but I'm curious was it a full black cap in the front/crown (breeding plumage) or the receding cap of a non-breeder?    


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Subject: [SWFLBirdline] Tern/Lee Co

Good morning Bird Folks,

As I walked the beaches of Sanibel on the east side this morning, I noticed a tern that was different from the rest of the crowd it was in. I'm hoping you can help me identify it, I only had my cell phone with me and the photo is not the best.

It was smaller than a sandwich tern and bigger than a least. It had a black bill and a solid black cap down to the end of the nape. The legs, which is what is stumping me, were dainty looking and dark red/maroon color. I'm thinking either Common or Forster in perhaps a stage that is not shown in my books.

Any thoughts?

France Paulsen
Sanibel, Florida

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Date: 8/21/14 3:23 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Field of Fame (Orange, 21 Aug 2014)
Hello,


Catching up, I observed 18 Prairie Warblers at Magnolia Park, Orange
County, yesterday in the lakeside section (west section). The trees just
north of the lakeside pavilion had the most action, with six in one tree at
one time. They were flying in from the trees in the northwest area near
the lake. This was a stationary count, + or - 30 yards. After getting 12
just standing in one spot, I picked up six more by walking over to the
trees it looked like they were coming in from. Time prevented me from
doing the much larger east section across the road but it would have been
interesting to know how many were over there.

Today, at Field of Fame, Orange County, I had one Swallow-tailed Kite
migrating at a "speck in the sky" altitude.

ID Quiz for newer birders ...

Also, at Field of Fame, I had an interesting photobomb by a bird I am going
to make an ID quiz out of. While taking a photo of another speck in the
sky, I discovered an even fainter speck while looking over the photos at
home.

In "Image 1", the subject speck is in the center. The photobombing bird is
in the lower part of the image, right of center. Cllick the image to see
it.

"Image 2" is the same bird heavily cropped. Try to see what you can see
because there is a lot you can't see. There are a couple diagnostic field
marks that can be seen, even at this extreme range and fuzzy image, enough
to ID the bird. If you do not have a large monitor, you will not be able
to see enough of the bird.

Please do not post your answer to the listserv. I also disabled comments
at the Flickr site so those wanting to ponder a guess don't have the answer
given. Email me your guess. I will post the answer in a day or two.

I am doing this to encourage newer birders to "keep looking up". Some of
the most exciting birding (to me, at least) are the birds you can't see
with the naked eye, or are so distant you think you can't ID them.

Like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get with
skywatching, or, the even more challenging seawatching).

Link to photos: (ID Quiz Image 1 and 2):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/idneeded/


--
Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/21/14 9:01 am
From: Larry Albright <LALBRIGHT6...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Warblers & Y-C Night-Heron, Circle B
I will make no more posts to BirdBrains for Saddle Creek Park or any other site.

Larry Albright
Winter Haven, FL


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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Warblers & Y-C Night-Heron, Circle B

Circle B Bar Reserve
Polk County
8/21/2014

Who needs Saddle Creek? I had an 8-warbler day at Circle B this morning. Treefrog Trail was just bursting at the seams with them:

Black-and-white Warbler - 3
Yellow Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 10
Yellow-throated Warbler - 6
Ovenbird - 1
Worm-eating Warbler - 1
Prothonotary Warbler - 1
Prairie Warbler - 2

All of those species (though not all individuals) were on Treefrog Trail. Plus, another good bird was a young Yellow-crowned Night-Heron near the north end of Heron Hideout at sunrise.

Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL
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Date: 8/21/14 8:54 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Warblers & Y-C Night-Heron, Circle B
Circle B Bar Reserve
Polk County
8/21/2014

Who needs Saddle Creek? I had an 8-warbler day at Circle B this morning. Treefrog Trail was just bursting at the seams with them:

Black-and-white Warbler - 3
Yellow Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 10
Yellow-throated Warbler - 6
Ovenbird - 1
Worm-eating Warbler - 1
Prothonotary Warbler - 1
Prairie Warbler - 2

All of those species (though not all individuals) were on Treefrog Trail. Plus, another good bird was a young Yellow-crowned Night-Heron near the north end of Heron Hideout at sunrise.

Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 8/20/14 4:55 pm
From: George Apthorp <2geoeast...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black scoter
2 pairs on Monday, August 18, at Alligator Point, Franklin County, next to
rock breakwaters.

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Date: 8/20/14 4:52 pm
From: Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pinellas Birds (20 Aug 2014)
Good evening,

Besides the Tropical Kingbird found and photographed at Fort De Soto Park
last Sunday afternoon by Troy & Nicole Ploger, a Bronzed Cowbird was found
at the park near the Gulf Pier yesterday by JoAnna Clayton. It was also
photographed for the record.

However, neither bird was found again the following day.

Black Terns are here in force! As Don Margeson reported this past weekend
they can be found easily at Courtney Campbell Causeway, along Gandy Beach,
and also this afternoon at Fort De Soto where I estimated 400 resting on
the beach south of the Gulf Pier.

Dan Sauvageau counted 23 Piping Plovers and 19 Snowy Plovers at South
Anclote Key (a mile or so west of Tarpon Springs and only accessible by
boat). He also had three Whimbrel and four American Avocets among the 20
species of shorebirds he recorded.

Ron Smith
St. Pete, FL
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Date: 8/20/14 5:58 am
From: Mark H. Vance <mark...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] A video of Sandhill Crane Family (Sarasota)
Here is a video of a Sandhill Crane family. This will be an on going series of
videos about Sandhill Cranes.
In this video they build their nest and get ready to hatch their eggs.
Click the following link to watch - http://youtu.be/UNDoDkja2QA
Thanks, Mark Vance
Sarasota, Florida
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Date: 8/20/14 1:31 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Re-Up-Dated Link: Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite Migration Update On All Birds !‏
Hello Everyone,


Here is the latest update on all of our tracked birds: Palmetto, Bluff, Gulf
Hammock, Pace, Day, MIA and PearlMS.

Fly On, Precious Kites, Fly On ! Up-Dated Link:


When You get there just click on Home : if the link page is not working.



http://swallowtailedkites.blogspot.com/2014/08/swallow-tailed-kite-migration-
update.html




Enjoy !


Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

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Date: 8/20/14 1:14 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Up-Dated Link: Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite Migration Update On All Birds !‏
Hello Everyone,

Here is the latest update on all of our tracked birds: Palmetto, Bluff, Gulf
Hammock, Pace, Day, MIA and PearlMS.

Fly On, Precious Kites, Fly On ! Up-Dated Link:


http://swallowtailedkites.blogspot.com/2014/08/swallow-tailed-kite-migration-
update.html



Enjoy !


Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

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Date: 8/20/14 1:01 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Latest Swallow-Tailed Kite migration update on all birds !
Hello Everyone,

Here is the latest update on all of our tracked birds: Palmetto, Bluff, Gulf
Hammock, Pace, Day, MIA and PearlMS.

Fly On, Precious Kites, Fly On !


http://swallowtailedkites.blogspot.com/2014/08/swallow-tailed-kite-migration-
update.html


Enjoy !


Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

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Date: 8/19/14 9:18 pm
From: Sharon Watson <alanwat...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: [mou-net] bird incineration by giant solar mirror field CA
Sharon Watson
Buxton, ND

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

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Subject: Fwd: [mou-net] bird incineration by giant solar mirror field CA
From: Ron Martin <jrmartin...>
To: <ND-BIRDS...>
CC:

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From: "Gordon Andersson" <gpandersson...>
To: <MOU-NET...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:15:14 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [mou-net] bird incineration by giant solar mirror field CA

MOU'ers



There was a recent Tribune article about this problem. It is linked here.
The July 2014 issue of the American Bird Conservancy "Bird Calls" newsletter
has a more extensive article. (see Page 11 below). The Ivanpah Solar
facility is sited on 3,200 acres of desert and uses 300,000 car-sized
mirrors to reflect heat onto boilers on 450 foot towers. (This is not
photovoltaic solar energy.) Electricity generation, sufficient for 140,000
homes, began in February of this year.



The USFWS has issued a report on the bats, insects, and birds burned flying
thru the superheated layer of air. FWS staff estimated one bird killed
every two minutes. "Bird species [most] affected by solar flux include both
insectivores [such as swallows, swifts, and flycatchers] and raptors that
prey on insect-eating birds." The annual bird kill is forecasted to be up
to 10's of 1000's of birds, unless preventive measures are identified and
implemented. There are plans for another mirror field near Joshua Tree
NP.



http://www.startribune.com/nation/271624061.html



http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/birdcalls_pdf/bc14jul.pdf



gordon andersson

st paul


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Date: 8/19/14 9:58 am
From: Joe Zygala <shilohdad01...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Binocular harness
Larry,

Wild Birds Unlimited shows a harness in their online shop. There is a franchise in Winter Springs that you might try calling:

tel:(407)695-0526

Address is:

Willa Springs Shopping Center
5687 Red Bug Lake Rd.
Winter Springs, FL 32708

Joe Zygala
South Salem, NY
But maybe Gainesville, FL in a few years

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 19, 2014, at 12:36 PM, Larry Albright <LALBRIGHT6...> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> Does anyone know of a local park or store around Lakeland or Orlando that sells the binocular harnesses? I can order online but would like to buy local if possible.
>
> Thanks,
> Larry Albright
> Winter Haven, FL
>
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Date: 8/19/14 9:36 am
From: Larry Albright <LALBRIGHT6...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Binocular harness
All,

Does anyone know of a local park or store around Lakeland or Orlando that sells the binocular harnesses? I can order online but would like to buy local if possible.

Thanks,
Larry Albright
Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 8/19/14 9:30 am
From: Larry Albright <LALBRIGHT6...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] SCP - 8-19-14
Saddle Creek Park (between Auburndale and Lakeland), bugs not too bad, shady cool.

The only warbler seen today that was not seen yesterday was a Yellow-throated Warbler.

Attached is a picture of a Prothonotary Warbler.

Larry Albright
Winter Haven, Florida



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Date: 8/19/14 12:44 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] CR-448A Lake County- Lake Apopka- Sumter County- Swallow-Tailed Kite Field of Dreams Still Alive !
Just a Short Report:

This is now the 5 TH consecutive weekend that I have come here to see this
Awesome Swallow-Tailed Kite Spectacular Event, and it still has not disappointed
in the least ! First on Saturday at CR448A- Lake County at the entrance to Lake
Apopka, at the parking lot I spotted a bit later in the day-afternoon flying low
and foraging very fast about a dozen or more Swallow-Tailed Kites moving very
fast from the entrance on back foraging back and forth far in the distance never
coming very close and after about 15 - to 20 minutes they disbursed and quickly
exited and left the area completely ! Most amazingly earlier coming down Jones
RD I saw 4 to 5 Roseate Spoonbills that were down in the canal foraging and
later went up into the farm fields and went into them walking thru picking on the
ground and walked on out of sight ! Later at the bridge over the canal back in
the trail groups of Swallows were swooping all around back and forth over the
bridge. Lots of Towhees were seen and heard & Several Sandhill Cranes were
seen foraging out in the farm fields as well.

On Sunday I started by going over to the The 2nd melon field which has now
been mostly plowed and was full of cattle egrets well over 1000 were reported
by the owner and the field was still being plowed when I was there just past
SMITH's FARRIER driveway on 223. Despite the the heat of the day which had
already started early the Swallow-Tailed Kites arrived just like clockwork around
9:40 AM and started their morning routine of flying into the the now plowed
fields which didn't seem to affect their foraging at all in the least and flying both
high and low occasionally coming right down to the ground to catch some more
of the stink bugs ! There were probably anywhere between 1 to 2 dozen
Swallow-Tailed Kites , way less than originally were seen on previous weekends
but nevertheless impressive ! Later on there were 2 Mississippi Kites that came
into view and the came flying quite close to my position swooping back and forth
a few times and flew very close even right over head ! The Swallow-Tailed Kites
continued to fly all around until about noon time and then completely left the
area ! Just another breathtakingly Spectacular Swallow-Tailed Kite Show !

Later at Field # 3 At BLACK GOLD COMPOST CO. there were no Swallow-Tailed
Kites but looking far out into the distance in the direction of the Field # 1 way
up in the sky with binoculars I could see several Swallow-Tailed Kites flying and
riding the thermals and foraging as well ! Several Kestrels and some Red-
Headed Woodpeckers were spotted along the way. Now at Field # 4 at County
Road 233, after waiting a while at the dead end in the road several Swallow-
Tailed Kites appeared in the sky and were mainly flying at higher altitudes there
were probably 1 to 2 dozen there foraging but only a couple of Swallow-Tailed
Kites actually came down low and foraged at ground level for a while which is a
rare sight now because most of the Swallow-Tailed Kites have left Florida to go
to their wintering fields in Brazil !

Going over to Field # 1 1ocated on route 466, no Swallow-Tailed Kites were
visible there anywhere at all ! So I went back to Field # 4 one last time and
watch several more Swallow-Tailed Kites now flying up very high and fast
working the skies and leaving the area ! It is really quite amazing that there still
are some Swallow-Tailed Kites left this late in the season here so I would highly
recommend to any one who hasn't experienced this arial spectacular yet to
come and see and marvel at these arial acrobats the very Graceful- ever-flying
Swallow-Tailed Kites in the very short time left !


The Swallow-Tailed Kite Melon fields are located on route 466. You can get there
by going on the turnpike to the Wildwood exit, to route 301. Go north to route
466, turn left and go about 2 1/2 miles down 466. The site is on route 466, 2.5
miles west of 301.

The 2nd melon field that I reported recently: from
301/466 - drive .9 miles to cr209. Turn left, or south on 209 for 1.7 miles.
Turn left, or east, on cr223 (there is NO sign at this intersection), you will see
the birds from 209 to your left. The field is just past SMITH's FARRIER
driveway on 223

The 3rd melon field in Sumter County which also had dozens of
STKIs.
This field is on CR 237. Drive 3.7 miles WEST of 466/301(Oxford), turn left,
south,
on CR 237. You will see BLACK GOLD COMPOST CO.


Field # 4 is located within a half a mile or so of the Original Melon Fields . The
Original site is on route 466, 2.5 miles west of 301. So Continue on to County
Road 233. Go right then You can go down this road which dead ends- the grass
field is on the left.


Please Enjoy these Graceful Flying- Swallow-Tailed Kites in the very short time
left now while they are still here !


Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

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Date: 8/18/14 2:12 pm
From: Larry Albright <LALBRIGHT6...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek Park - 08-18-2014
All,

Chuck Borden and I went out in his fishing boat and did the “back” parts of SCP.

7 Prothonotary Warbler
3 Black-and-white Warbler
2 American Redstart
10 Northern Parula
1 Waterthrush
1 Hooded Warbler
1 Ovenbird

1 Kingfisher
1 Tutfted Titmouse
1 Short-tailed Hawk (light morph)

Lots of Green Herons and Limpkins present.

Larry Albright
Winter Haven, Florida

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Date: 8/18/14 1:59 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pace still in Sumter County
Greetings

According to the telemetry, Pace, the Swallow-tailed Kite that was
photographed on Aug 7th at CR 222 Sumter County location, was in Sumter
County yesterday.

So Alice, you may have had only one kite in your observations but keep
looking up! It could be Pace!

--
Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/18/14 1:49 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake County observations, Ohio kite (8 Aug 2014)
Greetings,

* Florida, or SE USA birders are not the only ones who get excited about
Swallow-tailed Kites. A vagrant showed up in Ohio and it has been fun
watching the posts. Here is one ...

To <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Aug 17 at 9:56 AM
Butch Rockwell and Mike Hatfield have relocated the Swallow-tailed Kite in
Highland Co. They saw it at 9:30 at the original corner - New Vienna and
Connell. This is one beautiful bird and put on a three hour show for us
yesterday from 11:30-2:30. Get there to see it, if you can!

Doreene Linzell

* Today at CR448A Lake County, entrance to Lake Apopka, two dark morph
Short-tailed Hawks appeared.

* Of the 18 Swallow-tailed Kites today, only three were low and foraging.
Fifteen were migrating, high altitude, riding from thermal to thermal then
gliding or sailing to the next thermal, all heading SE, S or SW.

* The "Perfect V" ... there was a flock of 27 White Ibis, medium altitude,
in as perfect a V formation as birds can get. The spacing seemed exact
bird to bird and the 13 one one side looked like they were at the same
angle as the 13 on the other side. Perfection!

* "Funny Family" ... another flock of 14 White Ibis appeared, 2 adult, 12
juvenile. They were in a V formation then started circling in a thermal.
Ibis can soar with the best of them.

After a couple minutes of soaring, the two adults suddenly broke away to
the west, quickly diving, then gliding then powered flight, breaking away
from the group of juveniles. Maybe the adults thought, " Hey, let's get
away from the kids." The adults put about 75 yards of space between them
and the juvs before the juvs reacted.

Then, as the kids noticed, one said, "C'mon, maybe those old coots know
something we don't", the juveniles engaged in a frantic powered flight
trying to catch up with the adults. It took a while but eventually the
juveniles caught up with the adults as the entire group flew beyond the
tree line.

* Unseen swallows ... there were 100+ Barn Swallows in the air, appearing
every 10 minute segment or so, in groups of 8-10. Rarely were these
swallows visible to the naked eye. Scanning the skies with bins or the
scope revealed Swallow-tailed Kites and lots of swallows, among others. I
have one swallow that is not a Barn and doesn't look like a Tree; I need to
study it a bit more.

* An adult Red-shouldered Hawk appeared, soaring above. It had immaculate
fresh feathers. The normal white speckling, along with the white tips of
the tail feathers and the white tips of the flight feathers caused the hawk
to appear as a real shimmering, white beauty in the sky to the naked eye.
It's funny how just an outline of white (plus the white speckling) on the
hawk can make the white appear dominate, even though most of the bird is
not white.

--
Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/18/14 1:30 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County
Aug. 18 -what a difference from last week!
I checked the fields - no longer melon fields - where the Swallow-tailed and
Mississippi Kites have been seen since first reported on July 12 of this year.

Field #1 - (466 - MEARS on gate) NO Kites
Field #2 - (222 Smith's Farrier) 1 STKI over house east of field.
Field #3 - (Black Gold Compost) NO Kites but 3 dozen Juv. White Ibis in field.
Field #4 - (233 north of 466) NO Kites

While driving south on cr237 to 222 there was a large group of Swallows
feeding. I am not very good with Swallows. I assumed Barn Swallows, but
there might have been others in the mix(?)

Also on 222 in a wooded area I came saw 6-8 Wild Turkeys that became
nervous and trotted off into the woods when I stopped the car to take pictures.

I also had at least 6 American Kestrel (that I believe are Southeastern
sub-species) on wires and a wonderful Loggerhead Shrike!

Fall Migration is "on"!
Alice Horst
Marion County

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Date: 8/18/14 10:54 am
From: Marianne Korosy <mkorosy...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] October 10-12 FOS meeting - Jacksonville area
Greetings all -

The fall meeting of the Florida Ornithological Society will be held October
10-12 at a venue east of Jacksonville near the Atlantic coast. All events
will be held at the Days Inn - Neptune Beach.

The Saturday evening keynote speaker will be “The Challenge of the Gulls
and Jaegers”, slide presentation by Michael Brothers, Director of the
Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet, FL.

Friday evening's presentation will be “The Role of Citizen Science in Avian
Research”; Slide presentation by Pat and Doris Leary, discussing the
knowledge that band resighting and reporting adds to what's known about
bird species ranging from Roseate Spoonbills, to Oystercatchers, to
Saltmarsh & Nelson's sparrows, Sanderling, Semi Sandpiper, terns, plovers,
and Ruddy Turnstone.

Field trips will be to all the most important coastal hotspots including
Huguenot, Little Talbot Island, Ft. George Island/Kingsley Plantation,
possibly Fort Clinch (travel distance may be a constraint), and local
hotspots. Suggestions for field trips? Email me, please!

Saturday afternoon presentations are still a work in progress but, at a
minimum, will feature a talk by Erin Ragheb/FWC about the ongoing Painted
Bunting research in northeast Florida.

We also will have copies of the just-published updated book "Florida Bird
Species: an annotated list" by Greenlaw, Pranty, and Bowman, available for
purchase - and hopefully - autograph by at least one of the authors.

With luck we will have the usual bird skin quiz available for adventurous
birders on Saturday afternoon. And, oh yes, the "Flocking", FOS' signature
social hour on Friday and Saturday followed by dinner hour and evening
speaker.

Registration package will be up online within a day or two, pending
completion of the venue contract.

Marianne Korosy
Vice President
FOS
Palm Harbor, FL

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Date: 8/18/14 9:21 am
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOS Black-throated Blue Warbler 8/18
Hi all,

I'm not suggesting that anyone needs a BTBW for their list. Just wanted to
share my surprise (and delight) at finding this species at what seems to be
a very early date (at Central Winds Park, Seminole Co.)

Janet Leavens
Oviedo, FL

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Date: 8/18/14 6:11 am
From: Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Tropical Kingbird (Pinellas County 17 Aug 2014)
Good morning,

Very late yesterday Nicole and Troy Ploger found, heard and photographed a
Tropical Kingbird at Fort De Soto Park. It was found in a dead snag at the
start of the Privet Trail, which begins at the east end of the East Beach
Woods. It was looked for first thing this morning without any success, but
it may turn up later in the day. I will certainly post should I hear about
it again.

There are three previous fall records of this species at Fort De Soto.

Ron Smith
St. Pete, FL
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Date: 8/17/14 4:18 pm
From: Joyce Stefancic <jws2735...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Merritt Island (Brevard)
Hi BirdBrains,

We FiNALLY got out birding today, after a 2-week hiatus due to remodeling
issues. We went to Merritt Island, hoping to find shorebirds. The water is
VERY high, with little in the way of areas to attract shorebirds. On
Biolab, we found small clusters of shorebirds: Least (many), Semipalmated
and Westerns (a couple), Stilt (a couple) Sandpipers, Black-bellied and
Semipalmated Plovers, Willets, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Black-necked
Stilts. We found one Spotted Sandpiper on West Gator.



The best finds of the day were at stop 5 of Black Point. Among the many
Laughing Gulls, Forsters, Caspian, Least and Black Terns were 2 Gull-billed
Terns.an adult that we first noticed while it was feeding a juvi, and the
juvi. They both were flying in typical Gull-bill fashion, gracefully flying
low in search of food, without diving. We also found a Gray Kingbird at the
same stop.

Good birding (is there any other kind?),

Joyce Stefancic

Clermont, Fl


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Date: 8/17/14 1:57 pm
From: Donald Margeson <donatdonlo...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns, Courtney Campbell Causeway, Pinellas County
Lorraine and I stopped off at the Courtney Campbell Causeway ( Rt. 60, Pinellas side of upper Tampa Bay ) for about 45 minutes today and estimated about 1,000 Black Terns. This Beach is closed because of construction of a bicycle trail between Clearwater and Tampa, but there is no construction on Sunday so we parked across the street and used the crosswalk to check the beach for banded Least Terns. We had a single banded fledgling Least Tern among 22 but were astounded to find so many Black Terns as well as equally impressive numbers of some shorebird species we usually don't see there in large numbers. We later found a pair of Prothonotory Warblers keeping very close company at the north end of John Chesnut County Park about 100 yards west of the walk through restroom. Full list from both places below.


Courtney Campbell
-----------------------------------------------------------
130) Semipalmated Plover
20) Black-bellied Plover
55) Willet
80) Short-billed Dowitcher
15) Sanderling
25) Least Sandpiper
40) Western Sandpiper
1000) Black Tern
22) Least Tern
3) Royal Tern
20) Sandwich Tern
7) Common Tern
5) Forsters Tern


John Chesnut
------------------------------------------------
2) Prothonotory Warbler
3) Yellow-throated Warbler
12) Northern Parula
1) Black-and-White Warbler
4) Great Crested Flycatcher


Don Margeson
St. Petersburg, Pinellas, FL




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Date: 8/17/14 10:48 am
From: David Gagne <oporornis77...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Aripeka Sandhills Preserve, Sunday, 08/17/14
Hi All,


Tim Kalbach, Bill Pranty and I birded this under birded preserve from dawn
to roughly 1020 AM and scored 45 species, including numerous migrants.
Here are our highlights:

Solitary Sandpiper 1 calling flyover
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 calling
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 seen and photographed
Red-eyed Vireo 18 conservative count!
Purple Martin 6 including several adult males, ALL moving NORTH!!

A total of 8 species of warblers were also seen:

Ovenbird 3 2 seen, another heard
Black-and-white-Warbler 3
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3 these were resident breeders
Hooded Warbler 7
Northern Parula 14 conservative count!

Pine and Yellow-throated were the other 2 warblers, but they nest here!

Surprisingly 3 common warbler species NOT seen were Yellow and Prairie
Warbler and American Redstart!!!

Not a bad haul for a hot mid-August morning!! No mosquitos and few deer
flies!!!!

Great Birding!!!

Dave Gagne
New Port Richey, FL

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Date: 8/16/14 6:50 pm
From: Sarah Gilmore <pumpkinpie11311...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Requesting info on Sawgrass Lake Park
I was thinking about going to this park in the morning. I have never been
there and would love some information on what areas of the park would be
good to hit for birds. Thank you for any information.

Sarah Gilmore
Dunedin FL
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Date: 8/16/14 4:58 pm
From: Edward Kwater <edkwater...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Belted Kingfisher
Hi Kathy,

Belted Kingfishers are quite early migrants. It is not that unusual to see
them in central FL at the end of July or the beginning of August. I have
seen three already this "fall".

Ed Kwater
Brandon, FL


On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 12:07 PM, Kathy Doddridge <
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> Yesterday I saw and then later heard a Belted Kingfisher. I haven't seen
> one
> since before the June Challenge. Is this about the time they return?
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Date: 8/16/14 3:35 pm
From: Jason Guerard <jay_bird519...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Painted Bunting returns north Pinellas
A Painted Bunting (one of two males seen) was photographed, not by me, on private property this week in southwestern Hillsborough County. Today, on the same private property but a slightly different area, I had a fairly brief look at a female Painted Bunting. So it would seem they are present in the Bay area and somewhat wide spread.

Jason Guerard
Land O Lakes, FL



On Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:58 AM, Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...> wrote:



Margie (and BrdBrainers),

I was only able to find one Painted Bunting record for Pinellas County in August. It was an immature bird photographed at a Seminole feeder 15 Aug 2012. There are lots of reports/records for the first week in September including a specimen collected at Tarpon Springs 1 Sep 1886.

This has been a very active week for migrants in Pinellas due, I'm sure, to the crazy weather we've had coming in from the Gulf. Cerulean Warblers have been reported in very good numbers with Sawgrass Lake Park hosting up to three at various times this week.

Ron Smith
St. Pete, FL
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Date: 8/16/14 9:17 am
From: Kathy Doddridge <kathydoddridge56...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Belted Kingfisher
Yesterday I saw and then later heard a Belted Kingfisher. I haven't seen one
since before the June Challenge. Is this about the time they return?

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Date: 8/16/14 7:58 am
From: Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Painted Bunting returns north Pinellas
Margie (and BrdBrainers),

I was only able to find one Painted Bunting record for Pinellas County
in August. It was an immature bird photographed at a Seminole feeder 15
Aug 2012. There are lots of reports/records for the first week in
September including a specimen collected at Tarpon Springs 1 Sep 1886.

This has been a very active week for migrants in Pinellas due, I'm
sure, to the crazy weather we've had coming in from the Gulf. Cerulean
Warblers have been reported in very good numbers with Sawgrass Lake Park
hosting up to three at various times this week.

Ron Smith
St. Pete, FL
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Date: 8/16/14 7:09 am
From: Margie Wilkinson <wilmar4...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Painted Bunting returns north Pinellas
Male back in my yard, last seen 4/15. Is this a bit early for PABU in
north Pinellas County, or right on time? Also seeing Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds since 8/7 as expected despite most yard hummer plants
being demolished by deer..

Margie Wilkinson
Palm Harbor
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Date: 8/15/14 3:18 pm
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Apopka area (Orange Co.) 8/15 + ID question (possible Yellow-breasted Chat?)
Hi all,

My intention today was to hit my favorite local fall migration hot spot --
Central Winds Park (Seminole Co.) But soon after I arrived, it started
raining ... and didn't seem to be letting up. A quick look at the weather
radar showed clearer skies off to the West. So, I hopped back in the car
and drove westward until the rain stopped. That landed me in the Lake
Apopka area. So Lake Apopka, it was.

From 10 am to around 2 pm, I birded: Magnolia park, about 1 mile of the
Lake Apopka Loop trail (Northeast section) and Lust Rd. in that order. I
didn't have particularly high hopes, but wound up having a terrific outing
anyway.

Highlights included:

*Yellow-billed Cuckoo* (1) Lake Apopka Loop trail (was calling from a tree
right where the trail turns away from Binion Rd. and heads towards the
lake).
*Eastern Kingbird* (3) Lust Rd.
*Northern Waterthrush* (1) Loop trail
*Prothonotary Warbler* (1) Loop trail
*Hooded Warbler* (1) Magnolia park -- in the densely wooded strip bordering
lake Apopka.
*American Redstart* (1) Magnolia park
*Yellow Warbler* (3+) Loop trail
*Prairie Warbler* (7+) Sooo many Prairie Warblers!
*Blue Grosbeak *(6+) Lust Rd. This species nests there and apparently
hasn't left the breeding grounds yet (luckily for me).
*Orchard Oriole* (1) Lust Rd.

Also -- and here's the ID question part -- I'm pretty sure I heard a
*Yellow-breasted
Chat* on the Lake Apopka loop trail and can't decide whether or not to tick
it. The habitat was perfect and the call I heard sounded exactly like a
common YBCH call.
(Like this: http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/140226). I wrote it down in my
notes as a nasal, descending Skiaa. But it was just one call and I didn't
see the bird or any movement at all for that matter. It also did not
respond to the YBCH "tapes" I played afterwards. I know that YBCHs are
renowned for being extremely skulky -- particularly in late July and
August. (From Birds of North America: "chats normally become silent and
secretive by late Jul and Aug and are difficult to detect without
considerable effort both by mist-netting and visual searching.") In fact,
it is their extreme skulkiness during this season that has made it hard to
gather data on fall migration for the species (Birds of North America;
*Warblers*, Peterson).

Anyway, here are the questions:

1. Is there any other bird that would make a call like that? Is that like
one of the many Red-winged Blackbird calls, for instance? I don't think so,
but it's good to consider. Could it have a been a really strange grackle
call? Other candidates?

2. Are Yellow-breasted Chats so secretive in the late summer/early fall
that they wouldn't respond (at all) to a tape?

Thanks ... and happy birding!


Janet Leavens
Oviedo, FL (Seminole Co.)

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Date: 8/15/14 1:58 pm
From: John Thomton <jthomton...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Leu Gardens - Carolina Chickadees (Orange Co. 8/15/14)
Hey everyone,

I hit up Leu Gardens today for what was meant to be a quick walk around. It became a three hour tour, and the birding wasn't bad either! I got there just before 10 AM and left just before 1 PM. It's been fun to have Carolina Chickadees at Leu lately. I found my first one ever at Leu (since I started birding there in August 2006) during June Challenge, then two when I was there on July 31'st. I found two again today. I'm glad my solo friend back in June has found a buddy! I hope they are a boy and girl and will have a nice family somewhere in the gardens. These last two visits, they have been in the tall oak woods in the northeastern side of the gardens (near Lake Rowena) in a large mixed flock of landbirds (titmice, vireos, warblers, woodpeckers, etc.). Here are the spoils from the walk:

Wood Duck
Wood Stork
Double-Crested Cormorant
Anhinga
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Barred Owl (2)
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (1)
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-Throated Vireo (1)
Red-Eyed Vireo (8)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee (2)
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Brown Thrasher
Northern Waterthrush (1 - thicket area between the Leu House and the closed lake overlook)
Black-and-White Warbler (3)
American Redstart (4)
Northern Parula (8)
Yellow Warbler (1 - in a tree in the parking lot)
Yellow-Throated Warbler (4)
Prairie Warbler (1)
Northern Cardinal
Boat-Tailed Grackle

I also had at least three turtle species, including a softshell and a box turtle. Leu Gardens is located near the intersection of US 17/92 (Mills Ave.) and Virginia Ave. in northern downtown Orlando, north-central Orange County.

Good birding,

John Thomton
Orlando, FL (Orange Co.)
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Date: 8/15/14 11:34 am
From: Diane Reed <dreedster...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] St Augustine birding - Cerulean Warbler
Greetings
I observed a Cerulean warbler today in a mixed flock on the trails at the GTM NERR located 8 miles north of the Vilano Bridge in St Augustine (www.gtmnerr.org for driving directions and trail map). We also had male and female American Redstarts, Northern Parula and Pine Warbler. The Cerulean was seen at the south end of the blue trail just before the beginning of the boardwalk. It was really muggy out there today with plenty of biting bugs and other than the above-mentioned, the trails were quiet.
We also had Eastern Kingbird located on the power lines, plus Black-necked Stilts and Roseate Spoonbills at the dam during the low tide.
Six Mile Landing (located 6 miles north of the main entrance to the GTM) was where we started this morning at sunrise and had Prairie Warblers, Yellow Warbler, Painted Bunting (green), Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and one Belted Kingfisher. We also had a Bobcat visit at the parking lot, which was an interesting surprise.
Photo credit goes to Cindy Elder, who was lucky enough to get the bird sitting still for a while.
Sincerely
Diane Reed
St Augustine Fl
St Johns County


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Date: 8/15/14 9:13 am
From: STA5 Birding <sta5birding...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] STA5 Checklist for August 9.
Next Driving trip to STA5 September 13. Reservations required

Margaret England

LaBelle

www.hendrygladesaudubon.org <http://www.hendrygladesaudubon.org>



September Update:

Walk or Bicycle in public access area in September Friday-Monday during
daylight hours

except September 14 (scouting for hunters) and September 22 (Hunt day)



Combined Trip list for August 9th.

Stormwater Treatment Area 5, Hendry, US-FL Aug 9, 2014 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

25.0 mile(s)

Comments: Includes Deer Fence Road, Blumberg Road, and STA5.

61 species (+1 other taxa)



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck

Pied-billed Grebe

Wood Stork

Double-crested Cormorant X

Anhinga

American White Pelican

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron (White form) 1 Reported by Rick Rickgreenspun

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1

White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Swallow-tailed Kite

Snail Kite

Cooper's Hawk

Bald Eagle

Red-shouldered Hawk

King Rail 1 Heard only Nancy Price and Laurie Odom

Purple Swamphen 8

Purple Gallinule

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Limpkin

Black-necked Stilt

Killdeer

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Caspian Tern 1

Common Ground-Dove

Mourning Dove

Great Horned Owl

Common Nighthawk 1

Belted Kingfisher

Crested Caracara

Loggerhead Shrike

American Crow

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow confirmed by Brian Rapoza, Paul Bithorn, John Boyd

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle



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Date: 8/15/14 12:22 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lake Apopka - CR448A - 200- 400 - Swallow-Tailed Kites Flying On Up High ! - Migration In Full Progress ! WOW !
I just wanted to report on some very significant and important Swallow-Tailed
Kite developments that were in 2 new great reports that were written recently
by Robert Stalnaker on Facebook,

Robert writes,

On Aug 10 -"At CR448A entrance to Lake Apopka today, five Swallow-tailed Kites
appeared at 1115, foraging low. A sixth STKI appeared at a high altitude in a
thermal with some Black Vultures. There was no flipping, sharp turns, diving,
just soaring smoothly in the thermal. I tracked this kite for 8 minutes.
Eventually, it peeled off the thermal at a high altitude, as did the vultures, and
all of them headed south/southwest, going for the next thermal.
As I followed it, I saw one spectacular stoop of about 50 yards, quickly regaining
altitude as it disappeared heading S/SW. The other five kites continued to forage
low. This high flyer was migrating, on its way to South America. Godspeed,
Swallow-tailed Kite."

Robert again writes,

"Today, 13 Aug, at CR 448A entrance to Lake Apopka, I observed 37 Swallow-
tailed Kites (STKI) between 200 and 400, four of which were migrating at a very
high altitude. I tracked one with a scope for about 10 minutes before it went
beyond visual range. At about the six minute mark, a second STKI entered the
field of view. The direction for all four migrants was south/southwest. Twice, the
STKI soared to a higher altitude, making 2-3 circling turns, then continued
sailing to the south."


Many Thanks again to Robert Stalnaker for these 2 great reports. Lake Apopka is
just another great place in Florida also to go to see our precious Swallow-Tailed
Kites ! Last year over 1500 Swallow-tailed Kites were counted there flying on
thru ! Last year also I witnessed being there just hundreds and hundreds of
Swallow-tailed Kites foraging in various locations around the lake. Lake Apopka
is also Florida's 3RD Largest Lake ! WOW !


Please Enjoy these Graceful Flying- Swallow-Tailed Kites in the very short time
left now while they are still here !



Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

Volusia County 32114

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Date: 8/14/14 4:47 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Don't open Stuart's Email
Hello,

I sent an email to Stuart Ogarz asking him if he had a virus because his
email subject showed obvious signs of a virus--the link looked obvious as a
virus.

He confirmed he was hacked and asked me to contact Brdbrain and tell others
not to open the link.


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Date: 8/14/14 2:42 pm
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Date: 8/14/14 1:08 pm
From: Leann Streeper <leann.jackson...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Diamond Dove-Leesburg,FL
This addorable bird was found roaming around a local feed store in downtown Leesburg, FL. It was feeding around the cage of the stores Turtle Doves. It wouldn’t leave and was very friendly so they put it in with the other Doves. Not sure the Turtle Doves liked it. They were picking at it some. Somebody is missing their pet. Very pretty little bird.

Leann Streeper
Leesburg, FL

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Date: 8/14/14 12:04 pm
From: David Hartgrove <birdman9...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] pelican at St Marks, Leon County
Hi,
It turns out that my conjecture as to the origins of the satellite tagged Brown Pelican that J W Callis posted on 8/13 were incorrect. Billy Brooks, of the USF&W office in Jacksonville, sent me the following information and asked that I post it here. Another example of technology helping us monitor bird populations.


The South Carolina Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit tagged 60+ Brown Pelicans in FL, TX, and LA during the 2013 and 2014 breeding seasons. All birds were breeding adults. Our objective was to determine foraging areas during the breeding season, wintering locations as well as migratory paths, associations with oil infrastructure in LA and TX, and foraging site fidelity. We deployed NorthStar satellite tags as well as Cell tower tags. The satellite tags have sloped fronts. All tags were attached using a backpack harness designed for pelicans and all tags met the standard Bird Banding Lab requirement, not weighing more than 3% of body mass. Even though we know where our birds are, observations like this and especially those accompanied with photos are very helpful. You can email any observations of photos of tagged birds to me <atpjodice...>

There is additional information about the project here:
https://sites.google.com/a/g.clemson.edu/jlamb/brown-pelican-tracking-project


David Hartgrove
Daytona Beach, FL




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Date: 8/13/14 11:49 pm
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Additional Info-GPS- Swallow-Tailed Kite-"DAY"- Her Amazing 10,000 Mile Migration Odyssey ! ! !‏
Some additional info on "DAY" : Species: Swallow-tailed Kite
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2011-05-27 00:00:00
Release Location: Daytona, Florida, USA
Last Location: 2014-08-13 22:52:04


I just wanted to say that "Pace" the transmitter Swallow-Tailed Kite which was
recently
photographed flying in around in Sumter County which is one member of the
very small
and exclusive club of just "7" Swallow-Tailed Kites that have GPS transmitters
attached
to them and are being tracked 24-7 by the good folks at "The Avian Research
Conservation Institute"
who are conducting the very important Science & Research of collecting all of
the pertinent data that
is necessary for the continued preservation of all of the endangered species of
birds which also includes
our very Precious Swallow-Tailed Kites !
One of the Magnificent "7 " of the Swallow-Tailed Kites is "Day" which is short for
"Daytona" ! She is our most favorite of all of the Swallow-Tailed Kites or "Lady
Bird " ! where in Daytona is where she was tagged first in 2011 and where I had
the very fortunate chance & opportunity then to see and witness her capture &
transmitter attachment & takeoff and maiden flight and and have followed her
travels from Florida to Brazil ever since ! This year was the first time that she
nested successfully and had 2 offspring !

In case you wondered about Swallow Tailed Kite Migration....here is the story of
one Florida STK's trip to its winter home in Brazil..a 10,000 mile roundtrip


http://youtu.be/VOc7mY5w64g


Also one can watch the some of the current tracking and locations of "Day" and
the rest of the GPS Tagged Swallow-Tailed Kites day by day Journeys at sea
turtle.org . Right now "Day"
is flying somewhere around Costa Rica and Panama ! Amazing !


Day departed the U.S. on August 4th last year and almost a week earlier this
year on July 29.

Last year she took the more common (and safer) route from the Keys, hop-
scotching across Cuba and making land on the Yucatan Peninsula. If you read
Tuesday's blog, you saw how this year she took on a 550-mile water crossing
directly from Cuba to reach Honduras! Wow.

Watch Day's migration from 2013 in this Google Earth Flyover video and see
how it compares to her continuing path in 2014!


This is just an Amazing and very informative video that illustrates the enormous
Journey that our very Precious Swallow-Tailed Kites have to make and where
they go on their amazing 10,000 Mile Odyssey !



Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

Volusia County 32114

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Date: 8/13/14 8:06 am
From: David Hartgrove <birdman9...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] pelican at St Marks, Leon County
Hi,
The bird appears to have traces of oil on its head. If you look closely you can see the two straps across the bird's chest that hold this solar powered device in place. Based on the northern Gulf location, I'd bet this bird was rehabbed after the BP oil spill and fitted with the device then. I'm not surprised there's no wing tag or leg flag in addition to its USF&WS leg band. Those devices would be necessary for notification of sightings of this bird by observers. Whoever put this device on the bird knows where it is at all times.

David Hartgrove
Daytona Beach, FL



On Aug 13, 2014, at 8:26 AM, jw callis wrote:

>
>
> Late post, yesterday at St. Marks, WLR. I was out checking out the scenery and spotted this pelican on the pier at low tide. Checkout the large air conditioning unit on its back!!!!! Have never seen this large of a sensor/data collector before. Any ideas on what it is?
>
> 7 Roseate spoonbills
> 8 woodstorks
> large # of tailless Boattail grackles
> a few red shoulder blackbirds
> 5 kingfishers
> 1 great blue heron
> 2 snowy egrets
> 1 great egret
> 3 tricolor egrets
> 8 white ibis
> 10 mockingbirds
>
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> tallahassee,fl
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Date: 8/13/14 5:26 am
From: jw callis <soturin...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] pelican at St Marks, Leon County


Late post, yesterday at St. Marks, WLR. I was out checking out the scenery and spotted this pelican on the pier at low tide. Checkout the large air conditioning unit on its back!!!!! Have never seen this large of a sensor/data collector before. Any ideas on what it is?

7 Roseate spoonbills
8 woodstorks
large # of tailless Boattail grackles
a few red shoulder blackbirds
5 kingfishers
1 great blue heron
2 snowy egrets
1 great egret
3 tricolor egrets
8 white ibis
10 mockingbirds




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Date: 8/12/14 9:55 pm
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] GPS- Swallow-Tailed Kite-"DAY"- Her Amazing 10,000 Mile Migration Odyssey ! ! !
I just wanted to add To Robert (Bob) Stalnaker's excellent recent comments on
"Pace" the transmitter Swallow-Tailed Kite which was recently photographed
flying in around in Sumter County which is one member of the very small and
exclusive club of just "7" Swallow-Tailed Kites that have GPS transmitters
attached to them and are being tracked 24-7 by the good folks at "The Avian
Research Conservation Institute" who are conducting the very important Science
& Research of collecting all of the pertinent data that is necessary for the
continued preservation of all of the endangered species of birds which also
includes our very Precious Swallow-Tailed Kites !

One of the Magnificent "7 " of the Swallow-Tailed Kites is "Day" which is short for
"Daytona" ! She is our most favorite of all of the Swallow-Tailed Kites or "Lady
Bird " ! where in Daytona is where she was tagged first in 2011 and where I had
the very fortunate chance & opportunity then to see and witness her capture &
transmitter attachment & takeoff and maiden flight and and have followed her
travels from Florida to Brazil ever since ! I have included a just great picture
that was taken by Dan Gribbin earlier this year of her flying off with her
transmitter wire clearly visible !

Here is a blog from ARCI where you can follow the amazing journey of all of the
tagged kites:


http://swallowtailedkites.blogspot.com/2014/08/day-and-palmetto-set-
forth.html


Day departed the U.S. on August 4th last year and almost a week earlier this
year on July 29.

Last year she took the more common (and safer) route from the Keys, hop-
scotching across Cuba and making land on the Yucatan Peninsula. If you read
Tuesday's blog, you saw how this year she took on a 550-mile water crossing
directly from Cuba to reach Honduras! Wow.

Watch Day's migration from 2013 in this Google Earth Flyover video and see
how it compares to her continuing path in 2014!


http://youtu.be/VOc7mY5w64g


This is just an Amazing and very informative video that illustrates the enormous
Journey that our very Precious Swallow-Tailed Kites have to make and where
they go on their amazing 10,000 Mile Odyssey !



Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

Volusia County 32114




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Date: 8/12/14 7:37 pm
From: Bill Pranty <billpranty...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Red-necked Stint ?
Good evening Alice,

The last proven observation of the Red-necked Stint was in the afternoon of 24 July.


Best regards,

Bill Pranty
Bayonet Point, Florida
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Date: 8/12/14 7:35 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Red-necked Stint ?
Does anyone know if the Red-necked Stint has been seen at Boca Chica Beach in
the Florida Keys since Thursday, July 31st?

I will be in Miami for a few days and if anyone has seen the Stint recently I
would like to try for him.

Thank you,
Alice Horst
Marion County, FL.

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Date: 8/12/14 7:23 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kites Sumter County
After a day of rain, at 5:00pm, I checked the melon fields for STKIs.
Melon field #1 on 466 (MEARS on gate) is gone. Tractor was plowing tonight,
no melons, no Kites.
Melon Field #2 on cr222 (Smith's Farrier) was void of Kites.
Melon Field # 3 on cr237 across from (Black Gold Compost) had no Kites
Field #4 had a dozen STKIs, but more flying beyond the metal gate. I did not
go into the area, which I assumed was private property.

Field #4 is located about 1/2 mile from the original (#1)Melon Field which
is/was on route 466, 2.5 miles west of 301. Continue to cr 233, on RIGHT -
turn right, NORTH, and go to DEAD END. There is an open metal gate that you
have permission to walk into and go back to the fence line . Swallow-Tailed
Kites are flying in front of you and beyond.

As Steve Petruniak posted: " I was able to get a closer look by getting
permission from the landowner to go in to a small fenced in field which when
you went to the end of the fence took you to a much bigger field of several
acres that the Swallow-Tailed Kites were working in that gave a much better
view. the owner said that any birders were welcome to go into this field to view
the Swallow-Tailed Kites and to just to go on in if the Swallow-Tailed Kites are
there. "

I will NOT be at the melon fields this weekend. I hope that Steve or someone
will post about our Sumter County Kites.
THX
Alice Horst
Marion County

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Date: 8/12/14 1:56 pm
From: Ken Schneider <ken...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Great White Heron in Miramar back yard
A bit unusual is this Great White Heron that has visited our back yard lake for the
past two days. First one I have seen at this location since moving to Florida 10
years ago. We are 18 miles inland. More photos at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosyfinch/ <a
href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosyfinch/">FLICKR Photostream</a>

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Date: 8/12/14 12:35 pm
From: Meret Wilson <wilsonsplover7...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Ponce Inlet
At least 18, possibly more Black-bellied Plovers, most in breeding plumage still, showed up around 11:00 AM today. Best we could tell no American Golden Plovers. Storm coming, lighting not great. Also Black Terns were coming off ocean up inlet and landing on Disappearing Island many still in breeding plumage as well.

At Winter Haven Park on A1A about 2 miles north of the inlet we found 2 Grey Kingbirds and a Loggerhead Shrike, all spooked down by a Coopers Hawk that literally flew between 2 power lines the were one over the other. We found another kingbird on a line a few buildings south of the park.

A big surprise under the Dunlawton Bridge in Port Orange, hanging out with the fledgling pelicans and parents was an American White Pelican on bird island.

Meret Wilson
Ormond Beach,
Volusia County, FL
32174

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Date: 8/12/14 12:46 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] 100-Plus-Swallow-Tailed Kites -New Kite Field # 4 ! Plus Mississippi Kites & Juveniles- Swallow-Tailed Kite-Land Fields Forever ! ! ! ‏
Just a Short Report:

This is now the 4 TH consecutive weekend that I have come here to see this
Awesome Swallow-Tailed Kite Spectacular Event, and it still has not disappointed
in the least ! I started by going to the The 2nd melon field just past SMITH's
FARRIER driveway on 223. The numbers of Swallow-Tailed Kites now on the first
day on Saturday numbered somewhat less now somewhere around 100 Plus
Swallow-Tailed Kites , than originally were seen on previous weekends but
nevertheless impressive ! Despite the the heat of the day which had already
started early the Swallow-Tailed Kites arrived around 9:40 AM and started their
morning routine of flying into the melon fields and flying both high and low
occasionally coming right down to the ground to catch some of the stink bugs off
of the legumes ! Later there were 2 Mississippi Kites that were spotted and they
came quite close to our position a few times even right over our heads ! Earlier a
single Kestrel and some Bluebirds were seen hanging around on the wires. 2
Llamas very close to the fence line were still there munching on the grass and
hanging out as well !

On the second day on Sunday at the same field far less Swallow-Tailed Kites
were seen probably only between one to 2 dozen or more arrived like clockwork
at around 9:40 AM and they flew around worked that field until about noon time
until some afternoon showers had arrived.

At the third melon field over by the Black Gold Compost Company This field is on
CR 237. Drive 3.7 miles WEST of 466/301(Oxford), turn left, south,
on CR 237. No Swallow-Tailed Kites were seen but some Wilson's Plovers were
flying around and landing on some of the various compost piles that were
covered in plastic. A single Red Tailed Hawk flew over just past the Black Gold
Compost Company flying just overhead and circling around a few times and then
shortly departed the area.

Then on the way to the original Melon field on located on route 466 a New
Discovery occurred ! Several Swallow-Tailed Kites were spotted working a large
Grass Field on route 466 which turned into a several hour Swallow-Tailed Kite
Spectacular event ! I was able to get a closer look by getting permission from
the landowner to go in to a small fenced in field which when you went to the end
of the fence took you to a much bigger field of several acres that the Swallow-
Tailed Kites were working in that gave a much better view. the owner said that
any birders were welcome to go into this field to view the Swallow-Tailed Kites
and to just to go on in if the Swallow-Tailed Kites are there. This field is located
to the right of address (530)- on Route 466 . There is an open metal gate that
you can go thru and walk into and walk to the back to the end to the barb wire
fence line .The big field that the Swallow-Tailed Kites are flying in is directly in
front and beyond.

This is just a big open grass field but the Swallow-Tailed Kites just went really
wild, hence the phrase- Swallow-Tailed Kites Gone Wild !- flying back and forth
over this field over and over again they would work the next field over to the
right and then came back again ! There must have been at least 2 dozen or
more Swallow-Tailed Kites here and they really wore me out just trying to keep
up with them and to try to film them in the hot baking afternoon sun with no
shade at all. They were flying so close as to come within inches of my position
directly overhead and many would come swooping right down to the ground
very close by and just reviewing the footage that I shot is just Spectacular ! It
seemed to be a real feeding frenzy going on and on that just lasted for hours .
At least 3- 4 hours or more ! And the best part was yet to come as 2 Mississippi
Kites were spotted flying very high in the sky interacting and playing with each
other it seemed darting back and forth. Later on even a more Spectacular sight
occurred. A single blackbird was seen chasing what turned out to be another
Mississippi Kite which was flying much lower to the ground so close that its
features could readily be seen without using any binoculars to see ! 2 Swallow-
Tailed Kites were also flying along with them as well !

Here is yet another great Migration Video to watch !


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv6Q_SW71zM


This field # 4 is located within a half a mile or so of the Original Melon Fields .
The Original site is on route 466, 2.5 miles west of 301. So Continue on to
County Road 233. Go right then You can go down this road which dead ends-
the grass field is on the left. You can actually go right to the back of this field
where the road dead ends to the left.Now your looking towards 466 and
occasionally the Swallow-Tailed Kites come right here in the the back of the field
and some great shots can be made right here ! All in all this last location was
Absolutely Awesome and the Swallow-Tailed Kites kept flying here believe it or
not right up until 6 PM !

The Swallow-Tailed Kite Melon fields are located on route 466. You can get there
by going on the turnpike to the Wildwood exit, to route 301. Go north to route
466, turn left and go about 2 1/2 miles down 466. The site is on route 466, 2.5
miles west of 301.

The 2nd melon field that I reported recently: from
301/466 - drive .9 miles to cr209. Turn left, or south on 209 for 1.7 miles.
Turn left, or east, on cr223 (there is NO sign at this intersection), you will see
the birds from 209 to your left. The field is just past SMITH's FARRIER
driveway on 223

The 3rd melon field in Sumter County which also had dozens of
STKIs.
This field is on CR 237. Drive 3.7 miles WEST of 466/301(Oxford), turn left,
south,
on CR 237. You will see BLACK GOLD COMPOST CO.


Field # 4 is located within a half a mile or so of the Original Melon Fields . The
Original site is on route 466, 2.5 miles west of 301. So Continue on to County
Road 233. Go right then You can go down this road which dead ends- the grass
field is on the left.


Please Enjoy these Graceful Flying- Swallow-Tailed Kites in the very short time
left now while they are still here !


Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL &#8207;

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Date: 8/11/14 11:01 am
From: Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fort De Soto Migrants 8/11
Eric's discovery and photo of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher today at Fort De
Soto Park was the first-ever record for the species in Pinellas for the
month of August.

Earlier today, at Eagle Lake Park in central Pinellas, Sue Tavaglione and
JoAnna Clayton found and photographed a female Cerulean Warbler.

Ron Smith
St. Pete, FL
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Date: 8/11/14 10:34 am
From: Eric Plage <ericplage...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fort De Soto Migrants 8/11
Hey All-

Got a chance to get out in the wind and the rain at lunch today and was
excited to find some migrants that had been knocked down by the storm.
There was a Eastern Wood-Pewee sitting in the dead tree on the right just
as you pass through the $5 fee station. The Whimbrel (sometimes 2) is
continuing at the East Beach Turn-Around. By far the best bird of the day
was the adult Scissor-tailed Flycatcher sitting on the wire north of the
East Beach parking lot. Finally, there was a banded Common Tern sitting
with Sandwich Terns at the base of the Gulf Pier. I only wish I'd had more
than an hour, could be much more coming through.

--
Eric Plage
St. Petersburg, FL

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Date: 8/10/14 8:05 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Kite with GPS Unit ID'd
Hello,

Re Roger Newell's post with a photo of a Swallow-tailed Kite (STKI) with a
GPS unit taken on 7 Aug in Sumter County by Will Randall ...

I submitted my STKI observations that day to Avian Reasearch and
Conservation Institute (ARCI) and asked the question "could this be Pace?"

Gina Kent at ARCI responded:

"Yes Yes indeed, this is Pace! I've seen Will's pictures and they are
fantastic. Watch for a blog that will include Will's picture on our
website soon."

Thanks

Gina Kent
Research Ecologist and Coordinator
Avian Research and Conservation Institute
Gainesville, FL, USA
www.arcinst.org

------------------------------------
It is really amazing that a few thousand STKI are migrating or are
preparing to migrate very soon and just seven STKI have GPS units. A few
of these have already departed the USA and Will was able to beat incredible
odds and get a great photo of Pace on 7 August.

There is a blog from ARCI where you can follow the amazing journey of the
tagged kites:

http://swallowtailedkites.blogspot.com/

The main website for ARCI is:

http://arcinst.org/


Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/10/14 2:56 pm
From: David Gagne <oporornis77...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] East Pasco Count, Sunday, 08/10/12
Hi All,

Ann Schliemann and I hit the eastern part of Pasco County this morning
before we got poured on at 1110 AM!!

Scored 63 species with the following highlights:

Withlacoochee River Park: 33 species

Black-bellied Whistling Duck 2
Swallow-tailed Kite 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4
Yellow Warbler 1
Summer Tanager 4

Auton Road: only 18 species

No American Bittern today, as it was probably hiding under the berm!!!
Indigo Bunting 1 singing male
Blue Grosbeak 2 males

Lake Pasadena: Only spent 10 minutes here until POURED!!

Purple Gallinule 2 AT LEAST as we heard calling chicks where the adults
were!

As I always like to mention, some of these species are more commoner in
other parts of Florida than they are here in Pasco County, but this is
where I live so it is what it is!!

Great Birding!!!

Dave Gagne
New Port Richey, FL

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Date: 8/10/14 2:32 pm
From: Sam Fried <sam.fried...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Nutmeg Mannikin
I am going to south/central California this week and would like to find the above species. Might anyone have a contact in that area or knowledge as where these birds would be easy to find, such as feeders? Thanks.Sam Fried


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Date: 8/10/14 2:29 pm
From: Cole Fredricks <cfredricks...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Scrubpens Rd., Highlands Co. 8/10/14
I spent the morning birding around Highlands Co. At Scrubpens Rd. east of
Sebring I had 48 species including Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks w/ chicks,
a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Purple Gallinule w/ young, and large numbers
of meadowlarks. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19388251. From
there I stopped by Lake Istokpoga Park and found one feeding flock that
included single Yellow, Black-and-white, Yellow-throated, and Prairie
warblers. 4 Black Terns were at Veterans Beach on Lake Jackson. Finally, I
found a Pied-billed Grebe w/ young in a pond by Florida Hospital in Avon
Park. Quite a nice, productive morning. Back to school tomorrow!

Cole Fredricks
Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 8/10/14 2:08 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Mississippi Kite, Marion County
While kayaking on the Silver River out of Silver Springs State Park, Ocala, I had
a MIKI fly over me. I then saw one perched on a snag by the river. One
more was seen a little later.

Alice Horst
The Villages
Marion County


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Date: 8/9/14 3:39 pm
From: Roger Newell <rkn43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed Kite w/ GPS unit - Oxford, FL
The attached photo was taken near Oxford, FL, along CR222, as it flew over a melon field on Aug. 7, 2014.
The photo was taken by friend Will Randall, who has given permission to share it with Audubon, ARCI, etc.

Thanks Alice Horst for the suggestion to post it on BRDBRAIN.
It has been posted on Facebook page Swallow-tailed Kites and Raptors in Focus.

Roger Newell
Valrico, FL

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Date: 8/9/14 11:45 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] MIKIs and STKIs Melon Fields Sumter County
Today at 9:20am. there were NO birds flying at any of the 3 melon fields.
I waited at the field on 222 (Smith's Farrier). At 9:30am ONE STKI appeared
over the roof of the house to the east of the fields. He flew around for 5 minutes
calling. Little by little other STKIs appeared.

When I left the field @ 11:15, we had seen 5 MiKis and approximately 50 STKIs.

A few people were watching the "show" when I left.
I do not know if more Swallow-taileds came in or not.
Maybe someone else will report a count.

Alice Horst
The Villages,
Marion County


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Date: 8/9/14 10:31 am
From: Dan Irizarry <rdirizarry...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
I wold sugges people refrain from using banding codes or abbreviations in posts unless you've already defined them in the post. Not everyone reading these posts are familiar with banding code.

BLTE = black tern
LETE = least tern
FOTE = Forster's tern
BLSK = black skimmer
MAGO = marbled Godwit
WILL = Willet
SBDO = short-billed dowitcher
SEPL = semipalmated plover
LESA = least sandpiper

Dan Irizarry
Ruskin, FL

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 9, 2014, at 1:13 PM, Helen Mowrer <c_hmowrer...> wrote:
>
> Sorry but I have no idea what BLSK, MAGO, & WILL etc....means?
>
> > Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 10:33:58 -0400
> > From: <seareed99...>
> > Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
> > To: <BRDBRAIN...>
> >
> > Made a trip to MCD AFB on Thursday, Aug 7, probably 3-4 miles from Gandy as the crow
> > flies, and saw huge flock of mixed Terns and other shorebirds, estimated 300 BLTE, about
> > the same LETE, some FOTE. The Terns were all together in one group, then another huge
> > group of BLSK, MAGO, WILL, SBDO, SEPL, LESA ..... more eyes on these would help to
> > identify what else is in there! Just wanted ya'll to know BLTE are still around. Weekends are
> > not good to see them unless it is raining because too many people on the beach. You might
> > get lucky!
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Date: 8/9/14 10:23 am
From: Cole Fredricks <cfredricks...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Polk & Hardee Co. birding
While birding is pretty slow (and very hot), we have seen some signs of
migration. Daniel Estabrooks and I popped into Saddle Creek Park in
Lakeland yesterday and found singles of Louisiana Waterthrush, Prothonotary
Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, and Yellow-throated Vireo. Yellow and
Prairie warblers are also moving through the area. This morning I scoped the
Avon Park Cut Off Rd. sod fields and Lake Branch Dairy (Hardee Co.) and came
up with Black-necked Stilt, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Lesser
Yellowlegs, plus Spotted, Solitary, Stilt, Least, and Pectoral sandpipers.
Bonus birds were a Gull-billed Tern and a Fulvous Whistling-Duck flying over
the phosphate mines south of County Line Rd.

Cole Fredricks
Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 8/9/14 10:13 am
From: Helen Mowrer <c_hmowrer...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
Sorry but I have no idea what BLSK, MAGO, & WILL etc....means?

> Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 10:33:58 -0400
> From: <seareed99...>
> Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
> To: <BRDBRAIN...>
>
> Made a trip to MCD AFB on Thursday, Aug 7, probably 3-4 miles from Gandy as the crow
> flies, and saw huge flock of mixed Terns and other shorebirds, estimated 300 BLTE, about
> the same LETE, some FOTE. The Terns were all together in one group, then another huge
> group of BLSK, MAGO, WILL, SBDO, SEPL, LESA ..... more eyes on these would help to
> identify what else is in there! Just wanted ya'll to know BLTE are still around. Weekends are
> not good to see them unless it is raining because too many people on the beach. You might
> get lucky!
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Date: 8/9/14 7:35 am
From: Sandy Reed <seareed99...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns Hillsborough County
oops, forgot to include my info on last post

Sandy Reed
Valrico, Fl

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Date: 8/9/14 7:34 am
From: Sandy Reed <seareed99...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
Made a trip to MCD AFB on Thursday, Aug 7, probably 3-4 miles from Gandy as the crow
flies, and saw huge flock of mixed Terns and other shorebirds, estimated 300 BLTE, about
the same LETE, some FOTE. The Terns were all together in one group, then another huge
group of BLSK, MAGO, WILL, SBDO, SEPL, LESA ..... more eyes on these would help to
identify what else is in there! Just wanted ya'll to know BLTE are still around. Weekends are
not good to see them unless it is raining because too many people on the beach. You might
get lucky!

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Date: 8/9/14 6:20 am
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Problems with "Female King Rail?" Pics
Stuart and all, I actually figured out I could see your photos by looking at your message in the Brdbrain archives. Great pictures! Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Stuart Orgaz <kindbus...>
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Problems with "Female King Rail?" Pics
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 00:47:35 -0400

I've had a number of responses that the small images I embedded in the post were not viewable ... Some came out as text code and some just couldn't see them and others... Although I could see them in the replied message back to me... In an effort to save server space on the listserv I broke down n got a flicker account.. At this point after several discussions we are thinking this would be a Male King Rail..but we still welcome input from any of you Rail Experts :0). For those that questioned were it was, it was in the last cell as you exit... Easy to see as you enter and turn right it's to your left at the entrance, so you have to circle around to get back.
>
> https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/126712402@N05/14861848234/
>
> https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/126712402@N05/14861419861/
>
Stuart Orgaz
Winter Park Florida
Orange County

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Date: 8/8/14 9:47 pm
From: Stuart Orgaz <kindbus...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Problems with "Female King Rail?" Pics
I've had a number of responses that the small images I embedded in the post were not viewable ... Some came out as text code and some just couldn't see them and others... Although I could see them in the replied message back to me... In an effort to save server space on the listserv I broke down n got a flicker account.. At this point after several discussions we are thinking this would be a Male King Rail..but we still welcome input from any of you Rail Experts :0). For those that questioned were it was, it was in the last cell as you exit... Easy to see as you enter and turn right it's to your left at the entrance, so you have to circle around to get back.
>
> https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/126712402@N05/14861848234/
>
> https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/126712402@N05/14861419861/
>
Stuart Orgaz
Winter Park Florida
Orange County

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Date: 8/8/14 7:48 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites Sumter County
I stopped by the melon fields on cr222 today @ 1:10pm.

THERE WAS NOT ONE SINGLE STKI or MIKI in any direction at the driveway of
Smith's Farrier.

I could not believe it.
It was getting stormy so I didn't stay around.

There were a few STKIs on cr229 off of 466.
There were also a few STKIs on 466 east of cr209.

I hope they are there tomorrow.

Alice Horst

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Date: 8/8/14 7:31 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] East Pasco County
Having read Dave Gagne's post from 8/3 on BRDBRAIN, we decided to check
out Withlacoochee State Forest - Richloam Tract along with Withlacoochee
River County Park .

Withlacoochee State Forest - Richloam Tract
School Bus Road and Lacoochee Claysink Road

White-eyed Vireo - many
Northern Parula - several
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pileated, Red-headed, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpecker
Bachman's Sparrow - singing
Summer Tanager 2 M&F
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tufted Titmouse
Eastern Towhee - several

Wetlands at BOY SCOUT CAMP turnoff:

AMERICAN BITTERN
Common Gallinule
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Blue Grosbeak at least 2, still singing!
Glossy Ibis
White Ibis
Cattle Egret - zillions!

A dozen Swallow-tailed Kites flying over fields near ROWLAND Trucking.

Withlacoochee River County Park:
Norther Parula
Prairie Warbler - at least 2
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Chickadee

We loved the area.
Thank you, Dave, for posting the info for us.
Alice Horst
Marion County

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Date: 8/8/14 5:09 pm
From: Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] RFI - Budgies, Hernando Beach
Has anyone seen a Budgerigar in Hernando Beach since April? That's the most recent sighting on eBird.

Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL

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Date: 8/8/14 4:18 pm
From: Jennifer Anselmo <jennanselmo...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns, Indian River County
To clarify: "Day Use Area" refers to the parking lot on the east side of A1A, about half mile south of the south entrance of the park. It opens at 8AM and closes at sunset.

Sorry for any confusion.

~Jenn Anselmo
Palm Bay, FL



On Friday, August 8, 2014 6:43 PM, Jenn Anselmo <jennanselmo...> wrote:


>
>
>There have been some Black Terns spotted at Sebastian Inlet State Park this
>week. They were first seen Wednesday morning, but not yesterday, to the
>best of my knowledge. I saw them this morning when I went out there around
>9. They were with a mixed flock of at least Royal, Sandwich, and Forster's
>Terns (I'm still processing my photos for all IDs).
>
>The photos I took are not fabulous; I wanted to keep my distance.
>The birds were already dealing with the heat and there were some young Royal
>Terns with the flock, still begging for fish from their parents.
>
>They have been on the south end of the park, well south of the Day Use area,
>so it may be a bit of a walk down the beach to locate them, but the scenery
>is great!
>
>~Jenn Anselmo
>Palm Bay, FL
>
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Date: 8/8/14 3:43 pm
From: Jenn Anselmo <jennanselmo...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns, Indian River County
There have been some Black Terns spotted at Sebastian Inlet State Park this
week. They were first seen Wednesday morning, but not yesterday, to the
best of my knowledge. I saw them this morning when I went out there around
9. They were with a mixed flock of at least Royal, Sandwich, and Forster's
Terns (I'm still processing my photos for all IDs).

The photos I took are not fabulous; I wanted to keep my distance.
The birds were already dealing with the heat and there were some young Royal
Terns with the flock, still begging for fish from their parents.

They have been on the south end of the park, well south of the Day Use area,
so it may be a bit of a walk down the beach to locate them, but the scenery
is great!

~Jenn Anselmo
Palm Bay, FL

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Date: 8/8/14 2:11 pm
From: Stuart Orgaz <kindbus...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Female King Rail?
Beautiful morning out at the click ponds and Viera Wetlands. The
highlight for me was this Rail that stepped almost perfectly in view
from its hiding spot ... Vocalized a few times and then sat for ten
minutes preening itself in a beautiful wash of light. I'm wondering
what you all think .. I'm thinking it's a female King Rail ..
thoughts? I have hundreds of hi res shots showing almost every feather
on its body lol ..


For the Birds !
Stuart Orgaz
Winter Park Florida
Orange County


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Date: 8/8/14 9:14 am
From: Mitchell McConnell <mitch...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] IMPORTANT: LIST OWNERS' MESSAGE RE BEING REMOVED AS SUBSCRIBERS
I have Gmail, and I had to create a filter to avoid some messages
from getting sent to spam:

Matches: to:(<BRDBRAIN...>)
Do this: Never send it to Spam



On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 12:40 PM, Robert Stalnaker <robert.wildlife...>
> wrote:

>
> Larry and Joe and others, since both Comcast and Gmail are both on the
> same "DMARC check" group of providers as Yahoo, we can't be certain if my
> message was received in your SPAM because of me using Yahoo, or because of
> you using Comcast or Gmail. Larry, since you received my message on your
> FWC server, I assume that me using YAHOO gets distributed to an inbox
> UNLESS it is going to a Yahoo, Comcast, Gmail account.
>
> Did anybody receive my message in their Yahoo inbox? Did anybody receive
> my message in their Gmail inbox?
>
> Larry's Test Message [Brdbrain] from FWC time 1033am was received through
> Yahoo account inbox.
>
> Larry's Test Message [Florida-L] from Comcast time 1034am was received
> through Yahoo account inbox.
>
> Also (?) Larry's Test Message [Florida-L] from FWC time 1033am was
> received in my Yahoo SPAM Folder (but I still got the message in the
> inbox).
> The email was sent to both Florida-L and Brdbrains in the same email. The
> "TO FIELD" shows Florida-L only, but I am certain Brdbrains was listed as a
> dual recipient.
>
> Larry, I don't know if results would have changed if your emails had
> been sent individually to FL-L and BrdB, not dual recipients from your two
> services.
>
> My SPAM folder received the following on my message:
>
> "Your message dated Sat, 2 Aug 2014 02:53:39 -0700 with subject "Re:
> IMPORTANT: LIST OWNERS' MESSAGE RE BEING REMOVED AS SUBSCRIBERS" has been
> successfully distributed to the BRDBRAIN list (1067 recipients)."
>
> I normally get this notice in the inbox but the notice showed up in my
> SPAM folder even though it was "successfully distributed".
>
> Bob Stalnaker
> Longwood, FL
>
>
> On Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:38 AM, Joe Zygala <shilohdad01...>
> wrote:
>
>
> I have noticed something about posts to this list, with Bob's post as an
> example. His message goes to the list just fine. However, his message when
> it comes into my gmail account goes into the spam folder. This seems to
> happen to some other posters, also. The common thread seems to be they are
> all using either Yahoo mail or AOL mail. Larry, you might want to check
> your spam folder on Comcast to see if Bob's message shows up there.
>
> Joe Zygala
> South Salem, NY but probably Gainesville in the future
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Aug 2, 2014, at 10:29 AM, "Connor, Larry" <larry.connor...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I will add a little to this. I have two accounts on Birdbrain, this one
> using my work FWC email, and a personal one through Comcast. I also have
> the same setup with Florida Birds. I have noticed that some posts from
> Birdbrain that I receive at the FWC address do not show up on Comcast.
> Bob's most recent post is an example. I checked my messages against
> Birdbrain online and I got all 11 messages from yesterday to 7:08 today on
> the FWC account. Unfortunately I deleted some of the messages from
> yesterday on my Comcast account so I can be only certain of the ones from
> today. I think that there were a couple from yesterday that did not show up
> on my Comcast account. As I said I did not receive this message from Bob on
> my Comcast account. There seems to be a little confusion. Does the problem
> prevent people using certain servers from posting to the Bird Brain or does
> it prevent them receiving posts from the server? I thought it was the
> former, but some of the messages seem to indicate otherwise. I usually
> cross post between Bird Brain and Florida Birds and I don't think I have
> seen this issue with Florida Birds, but the traffic on that server is much
> less. I am going to make a couple of test posts from my FWC and Comcast
> accounts and see what happens.
> >
> > Larry Connor
> > Eustis FL
> >
> > Laurence L. Connor
> > Exotic Species Coordination Section
> > Division of Habitat and Species Conservation
> > Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
> > 601 W. Woodward Ave
> > Eustis, FL 32726
> > Office: (352) 800-5019
> > Mobile: (352) 551-9574
> > Fax: (352) 357-2941
> > <Larry.Connor...>
> >
> > Visit us at MyFWC.com
> >
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Date: 8/8/14 7:32 am
From: <Corvus0486...> <Corvus0486...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Travel Issues........Robert Norton
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My family and I travelled to Manila, Philippines for a short vacation, unfortunately we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed. All cash, credit card and mobile phones were stolen from us but luckily we still have our passports with us.

We've been to the Embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all the bad news is our flight will be leaving in less than 8-hrs from now but we're having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the bills.

I'll need your help (LOAN) financially of $2,200 USD. I promise to make the refund once we get back home. Please let me know how you can help and I need you to keep me posted via e-mail.

Robert

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Date: 8/8/14 7:01 am
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Feedback plus land changes causing kite shifts?
Hello,

I had 22 members that gave feedback on the link. Even though I did
not see the link on my end, it came thru hyperlinked to most
recipients. Mozilla Thunderbird may have been an exception. Thank
you all who gave feedback.

Re kites and land changes ... last year, there was a significant
reduction in Northern Harriers at Lake Apopka from previous years.
The reason could be affecting the Swallow-tailed Kites (STKI).

Lake Apopka is (was) one of just a few key foraging areas in the
southeast prior to migration for the STKI. Lake Apopka was originally
farms. Unlike a state park, for example, that does burns and manages
the land for habitat, the Water Management District manages the land
for water. Lake Apopka land has changed from mostly fields to thick
vegetation, shrubs and trees.

The "new land" is no longer ideal for Northern Harriers and it reduces
the value to STKI. Although they can still get the dragonflies, the
ground prey, grasshoppers, etc. is reduced.

Maybe these many fields in Sumter County are attracting some of the
kites that used to forage at Lake Apopka to "look for greener
pastures". Last year, Aug 8th to 18th was the peak at Lake Apopka.
Time for the "citizen scientist birders" to gather information over
the next ten days.

--
Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/8/14 4:28 am
From: David Hartgrove <birdman9...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bee Hummingbird Anyone?
Hi,
Halifax River Audubon is sponsoring a trip to Cuba. Among its 28 endemic species are the Bee Hummingbird, Blue-headed Quail Dove, Cuban Green Woodpecker, Giant Kingbird and Zapata Wren. We fly out of Miami on December 1st and return December 12th, unless you chose the option of an extra day touring historic Havana. All of the information is in the brochure at this link. We already have 8 going. So there are 4 to 7 places still open. This is a great opportunity to see Cuba and its birds before any further development begins to change things forever. Questions? Contact me off list please.


David Hartgrove
Conservation Chair/Pelican Editor,
Halifax River Audubon
Daytona Beach, FL


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Date: 8/7/14 6:08 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Part II, Sumter County kites
Here is a link to some images taken today at the kite fields. Click
to enlarge; click "L" to enlarge again.

I would appreciate it if a couple of you could let me know if this
goes to your SPAM or to your inbox.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/robert-stalnaker/

Well, I "assumed" it would hyperlink like Yahoo did but it shows hear
Gmail will not do a hyperlink so we have our answer--no need to
respond. It forces a "copy and paste" for those interested.

--
Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/7/14 6:02 pm
From: Robert Stalnaker <wildlife.robert...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County kites, Part I
Hello,

I went to see the kite pre-migration feeding in Sumter County today, a
49.5 mile trip from my home in a Orlando suburb for those in the area
interested. I chose the CR 222 location.

Last year, the numbers of kites were much larger just minutes from my
home near Lake Apopka, but it was 7-10 days from today, We will see
soon if the big numbers show up again at Lake Apopka or if Sumter
County has the big numbers this year.

It is possible that the Sumter County kites are the "Lake Woodruff
kites", i.e., staging at Lake Woodruff. It is a shorter distance from
Lake Woodruff to these Sumter County locations than it is to Lake
Apopka. It is well known that the Lake Woodruff kites had been using
Lake Apopka to feed right before migration for years. Big numbers
were seen at Lake Apopka up to 18 August last year.

At one time, four Mississippi Kites that were scattered all came
together in one tight circling group right above the onlookers. One
other observer and I both estimated 75 Swallow-tailed Kites at the
field. I never counted the others at a distance--it was too much fun
just watching those closest to us.

Note ... I switched to Gmail based on the discussion the other day.
Members said my emails (and other members) with a link to photos went
into SPAM starting in April with the DMARK issue.

I am going to send a Part II in the subject line with a link to a few
photos today. I do not know if Gmail has the same issue in how it
treats hyperlinks. I prefer photos linked, not embedded, since it
does not take up database space and is better quality.

If a couple of you could let me know (to me, not listserv) if the
"Part II" goes to your inbox or to SPAM, I would appreciate it. That
will allow me (and other Gmail users) to know how to treat ID photos
and others in the future. thx

--
Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL

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Date: 8/7/14 3:13 pm
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pelagic Trip Opportunity. Sunday, Sept 28
Hi To All,

It is time again for one of our most exciting pelagic trips of the
year. The September trip is the best trip of the year for the largest
numbers of shearwaters and Black-capped Petrels. Last September (2013),
we had 41 Black-capped Petrels, 612 Cory's Shearwaters; 1 Great
Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 64 Audubon's Shearwaters, 1 Band-rumped
Storm-Petrel and all three jaegers, including 1 Long-tailed Jaeger.

The trip will head out from the New Smyrna side of Ponce de Leon Inlet
to “The Steeples” -- an area of sea mounts and upwellings on the
western edge of the Gulf Stream. We will continue out to about 60 miles
offshore. This trip holds the probability of encountering numerous
pelagic species. Jaeger migration should be active. Black-capped Petrels
should be on the move. This trip is during the beginning of fall
migration, when there are good chances at fall migrants such as Manx
Shearwater, and the possibility of interesting rarities, including
Sabine’s Gull and Long-tailed Jaeger. Migrating land birds are also
likely at this time of year and they often land right on the boat.

Potential Species include (* = good probability):

Cory’s Shearwater *
Greater Shearwater *
Sooty Shearwater
Audubon’s Shearwater *
Manx Shearwater *
Wilson’s Storm Petrel *
Leach’s Storm-Petrel *
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel *
Black-capped Petrel *
Brown Booby
Masked Booby
Northern Gannet *
Red-billed Tropicbird
White-tailed Tropicbird
Red Phalarope *
Red-necked Phalarope *
Pomarine Jaeger *
Parasitic Jaeger *
Long-tailed Jaeger
Sooty Tern *
Bridled Tern *
Brown Noddy
Sabine’s Gull

The trip will be aboard “The Pastime Princess” a 100-foot,
all-aluminum boat with excellent observation areas on the upper deck and
bow and even a nice stern seating area. The cabin can also accommodate
30-40 in air-conditioned comfort. To learn more about the boat go to
http://www.pastimeprincess.com .

The trip will depart at 4:00 a.m. from the dock beside the Dolphin View
Restaurant on Riverside Drive near Canal Street in downtown New Smyrna
Beach and return at 7:00 pm. You must be on the boat 15 minutes prior
to departure; the boat will not wait for anyone who is late.
Participants need to bring their own food and beverages.
Be sure to bring rain gear, seasickness medicine, sunscreen and
personal items.

COST: $195/person.

Please send checks, made payable to “The Friends of the Marine
Science Center” to:
Friends of the Marine Science Center
100 Lighthouse Drive
Ponce Inlet. FL 32127

To sign up please contact:
Michael Brothers
386-304-5543
<mbrothers...>

Thanks,
Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science center
Ponce Inlet, FL

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Date: 8/6/14 7:43 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites Sumter County
The fields on cr209 and No-Name Road had a good number of STKIs and at least
6 MIKIs in the mix.
They didn't appear until 10:00ish today.

The fields on cr237 across from Black Gold Compost Co. were active also, but
there is no shade at that point to watch the Kites. I saw at least 2 MIKIs in that
mix of Kites.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WHEN DRIVING SOUTH ON cr209, AFTER PASSING
216 and 214, NO-NAME ROAD NOW HAS A SIGN THAT SAYS 222 WHERE YOU
TURN LEFT (EAST) TO MELON FIELDS BEYOND "SMITH'S FARRIER" SIGN.

Just before you turn left onto 222 from cr209 check under the trees on your left
for the Llamas.

Alice horst
The Villages
Marion County

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Date: 8/6/14 9:35 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <hyla514...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Polk County Year Recap
DISCLAIMER:
If you don’t enjoy reading long rambling anecdotes of personal birding
adventures, this might be a good time to hit “Delete” and move on to your next
e-mail ;-)
 
Anyway,
August 1 marked my one-year anniversary as a resident of the great state of
Florida, so I thought I’d write a little recap of how my first Florida birding
year went. Ever since I was a poor grad student who couldn’t afford the gas
money to drive any farther, I’ve been interested in heavily birding my local
area (which I usually interpret as my home county). So as soon as I moved to
Winter Haven, I jumped right in with both feet to see what I could learn about
the bird landscape of Polk County.
 
Ultimately I
finished  the year with 203 species in
Polk County and 215 in Florida. (I really didn’t bird much outside the county
at all.) I didn’t think I had much of a shot at 200 going into it, so I’m
pretty happy about that.
 
Overall, the
most exciting birds for me, of course, were the 23 new lifers I got in the
state over the course of the year:
 
Fulvous
Whistling-Duck (Circle B Bar Reserve)
Muscovy Duck
(South Lake Howard Nature Park – they’re countable here!)
Black Scoter
(Lake Easy)
Wood Stork
(Warner University)
Magnificent
Frigatebird (Fort De Soto Park)
American
Bittern (Circle B Bar Reserve)
Roseate
Spoonbill (South Lake Howard Nature Park)
Snail Kite
(Brinson Park)
Short-tailed
Hawk (Saddle Creek Park)
Purple
Gallinule (South Lake Howard Nature Park)
Limpkin
(Lake Wailes Park)
Wilson’s
Plover (Fred Howard Park)
Bar-tailed
Godwit (Fred Howard Park)
Marbled
Godwit (Fred Howard Park)
Red Knot
(Fort De Soto Park)
Dunlin (Fred
Howard Park)
Gull-billed
Tern (District Line Rd. wetland)
Red-cockaded
Woodpecker (Avon Park Air Force Range)
Nanday
Parakeet (Fort De Soto Park)
Gray
Kingbird (University of Miami)
Florida
Scrub-Jay (Warner University)
Sedge Wren
(Sage Rd. wetland)
Bachman’s
Sparrow (Avon Park Air Force Range)
 
The
aforementioned BLACK SCOTERS at Lake Easy (originally found by Cole Fredricks)
were probably my best Polk County bird. Lake Easy is a small, unassuming lake
south of Lake Wales that doesn’t look like anything special, but there were not
only two scoters that day but also a few BONAPARTE’S GULLS as well. The
likeliest competition with the scoters for best county bird would probably be
the pair of RUDDY TURNSTONES I found running around at the District Line Rd.
wetland north of Bowling Green. Another great but frustrating county bird was a
very cooperative non-Acadian Empidonax flycatcher at Saddle Creek Park. It gave
me great looks but never made a sound, so I couldn’t narrow an ID down any
further than ALDER/WILLOW/LEAST FLYCATCHER. But hey, all three of those species
are rare here, so it was a good bird regardless!
 
A few other
good Polk County birds that I was able to see were:
 
NORTHERN
PINTAILS at East Twin Lake in Lake Wales and a solitary male at Circle B. A few
AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS also spent the winter on East Twin lake (originally
spotted by Cole Fredericks). I found a single COMMON LOON at Lake Arietta in
Auburndale. (Loons seem to be reported from this lake fairly regularly but
nowhere else in the county. Makes you wonder what’s so special about it.) Two
HORNED GREBES swam right up to my boat on Lake Eloise (Winter Haven). Didn’t
even need binoculars! That lake is potentially a great spot for ducks, but
there’s no good place to scope it from land. One of my biology students
photographed a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Circle B, and I was able to find
it a few days later. SNAIL KITES at Lake Kissimmee State Park. The most I ever
saw at one time was 3 individuals. Several SHORT-TAILED HAWKS at Saddle Creek
Park (all light phase except one) and one that caught a Gray Catbird right in
front of me at Circle B! Decent-sized flocks of AMERICAN AVOCETS at the
District Line Rd. wetland on a couple occasions. Hundreds of LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHERS at the same location, as well as a few at the sod farms on Avon Park
Rd. east of Fort Meade and several more in the flooded area where SR-60 crosses
Peace Creek east of Bartow. These guys clearly aren’t that rare in the county;
they’re just mostly hanging out on mine land that isn’t accessible to birders.
 
I got two
HERRING GULLS for the year – one a young bird at Lake Morton that was
originally reported by Lynette Spence and the other a beautiful adult bird
perched on a dock at Lake Howard (Winter Haven). GULL-BILLED TERNS proved fairly
easy to come by on District Line Rd. and at the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetland,
and there were a few SANDWICH TERNS patrolling an old phosphate pit along
Agricola Mine Rd. southwest of Bartow. My last bird for the year (#203) was a
BARN OWL that flew right at Cole, Wally Jones, and me at the Lake Hancock
Outfall Wetland last week. Over the course of the year, I found 9 EASTERN
SCREECH-OWLS in various places. This is another bird that I think is a lot more
common than what’s reflected in the eBird data. And of course I got to see a
BURROWING OWL standing watch over his tunnel in the usual spot on Lake Wales
Rd. west of Lake Wales. My first trip out to Avon Park Air Force Range netted
me my life RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER as well as a pair of HAIRY WOODPECKERS by
one of the camping areas. I got two MERLINS on the year – one at Crooked Lake
Prairie (being harassed by a Sharp-shinned Hawk) and one at Lake Kissimmee
State Park with Chris Goodfellow. Cole’s staked-out NANDAY PARAKEET nest in
Lakeland finally came through for me after visiting it several times.
 
In addition
to my unidentifiable Empid, I also got two ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS on different
occasions at Saddle Creek. Having just moved from Tennessee (where they’re
common), I didn’t really appreciate at the time how good of a bird that is
here. Chris Goodfellow and I made a trip out to the orange groves south of
Bartow where the WESTERN KINGBIRDS hang out, and there were a few
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHERS mixed in as well. In addition to their well-known
population at Lake Kissimmee State Park, I found CAROLINA CHICKADEES at a
couple locations in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve as well. My first trip
to Hilochee Wildlife Management Area last fall netted me a VEERY and a
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, and my lone SWAINSON’S THRUSH  was a very late singing bird at Marshall
Hampton Reserve this May. AMERICAN PIPITS were in great abundance at their
usual spot at the Avon Park Rd. sod farms. I was able to track down a few
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, mostly at Circle B. They aren’t as common down here as
I thought they would be when I first moved here. My best warbler at Saddle
Creek was a brilliant adult male HOODED WARBLER that suddenly appeared 3 feet
off the ground and not more than 10 feet in front of me. I also had a CHESTNUT-SIDED
WARBLER at South Lake Howard Nature Park and two BLACKPOLL WARBLERS in a small
hammock at Warner University.
 
Crooked Lake
Prairie proved to be a reliable spot for FIELD SPARROWS – a bird that doesn’t
seem to be common anywhere else in the county – and I found several VESPER
SPARROWS in the grassy upland portion of Circle B. My one ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK for the year was in my backyard… and in spring, no less! That was
quite the surprise. My first BLUE GROSBEAK was a presumed migrant at Marshall
Hampton, but I went on to find several of them in various parts of the Green
Swamp, where they probably breed.
 
So those are
the birds that I thought were most exciting. I guess I’ll end this before it
gets any longer, but suffice it to say that I had a very successful year
birding Polk County, and I’m looking forward to see what Year #2 has to bring!
 
Daniel
Estabrooks
Winter
Haven, FL

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Date: 8/6/14 6:59 am
From: Julie Brashears Wraithmell <parulablue...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] new park in Jefferson Co


This past weekend, Andy, Maisie and I got to meet some of the dedicated folks who created the new Water Street Park in Monticello (Jefferson Co.). This cool little park has some beautiful bottomland forest with  terrific boardwalk spans that fly you over a streambed and provide a nice vantage of the canopy. These impressive volunteers managed to secure FRDAP grants to acquire the park, construct the trails and boardwalks and are now continuing to recruit volunteer support to maintain the park and its habitat. Ultimately, they hope it will be an outdoor classroom for Jefferson County students as well as tourist visitors to the county.

One way we can support this worthy cause is to help them develop their bird list for the site-- we saw some nice birds on our casual (noisy), late morning stroll around the trail loop including Mississippi Kite, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Hooded Warbler, and the habitat looks fantastic. If you're looking for a new place to explore (or for those rabid county birders, if you need to pad your Jefferson Co. list), check out the site and be sure to REPORT YOUR SIGHTINGS to EBIRD so that they contribute to the site's bird list.

An eBird "hotspot" has already been set up for the site: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L3016283

Water Street Park's entrance is located on the west side of the intersection of Seminole and Water streets just south of downtown Monticello in Jefferson County. Parking is along the roadside at the entrance; pedestrian access is open during daylight hours. The park is <30 acres and there are no facilities. The portions of the trail that are not boardwalked are easy but in places may be uneven (roots/soft ground but not muddy).

Congrats and thanks to the dedicated Jefferson County residents who are making this gem available to all of us!

Julie Wraithmell

Tallahassee, FL

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Date: 8/6/14 4:44 am
From: David Simpson <simpsondavid...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Clapper Rail split; clearing up confusion
Hi all,

For the record, eBird did not make a mistake and I'm pretty sure the eBird Police are not reading this ListServe. Annually, or nearly so, eBird makes changes to their taxonomy. http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/taxonomy-updating-now/At this time new species and new "taxonomic concepts" are added to the various parts of eBird. Prior to the updates, eBird informs users through various channels to expect the unexpected regarding life lists, Top 100 lists, filters, etc. As eBird continues to grow, the taxonomic update process gets more involved. It now takes up to three days for the shock waves to ripple through the system. By now, or at least later today, life lists and other aspects of eBird should have returned to normal, with a few new names and maybe a few "life birds" for some.

David Simpson
Fellsmere, FL

On Aug 05, 2014, at 09:17 PM, Keith Laakkonen <keith_laakkonen...> wrote:

Thanks Bill. That is helpful.

After my post "New "lifer"- Ridgway's/Mangrove/Clapper Rail", Rex Rowan
emailed me to say eBird must have made a mistake. I doubted that eBird could
possibly make a mistake. I mean come on, how is it possible that eBird could
make a mistake??? But 2 days later, when I looked at my Life List again, the
Ridgway/Mangrove/Clapper was gone, dropping my life list by one again. It was
as if the eBird Police were reading this list serve. Rex is never wrong!

Happily my Life List increased again by one since after I got confirmation of the
Iceland Gull at Hugenot last weekend. Thanks to the super helpful emails from
Bird Brains members with very good intel.

Again, thanks for the discussion and help finding the Iceland Gull.

Keep Calm and Bird On.

Keith Laakkonen
Naples, FL

On Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:34:33 -0400, Bill Pranty <billpranty...> >
wrote:

>Good afternoon,
>
>As noted by others, the AOU's Committee on Classification and Nomenclature-
-North and Middle America -- has recently split the Clapper Rail into three
species (and the King Rail into two species).
>
>http://aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-14-124.1
>
>However, one of the "new" Clapper Rail species and one of the "new" King Rail
species are found exclusively in Middle America. Therefore, in the ABA Area, we
still have one King rail species (which retains the familiar English and scientific
names). It is true that the ABA Area now has two Clapper Rail species, but
one of these -- Ridgways' Rail (Rallus obsoletus) is restricted to Arizona,
California, and Nevada.
>
>The other Clapper Rail, still called Clapper Rail but given the new scientific
name Rallus crepitans, is found along the entire Atlantic and Gulf coasts from
New England to northern Mexico and in the West Indies.
>
>So, in Florida, we still have our King Rail and our Clapper Rail. For those who
keep ABA Area lists and have seen or heard "Clapper Rails" also in Arizona,
California, or Nevada, then you have added a bird to your list.
>
>But that's the extent of it. If you haven't observed the Pacific coast Clapper
Rails, then you haven't gained a species in the ABA Area.
>
>
>Best regards,
>
>Bill Pranty
>Bayonet Point, Florida
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Date: 8/5/14 11:50 pm
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] 200-Plus-Swallow-Tailed Kites - Plus Mississippi Kites & Juveniles- Swallow-Tailed Kite-Land Fields Forever ! ! ! ‏ 08/02-08/03
This is now the 3rd consecutive weekend that I have come here to see this
Awesome Swallow-Tailed Kite Spectacular Event, and it has not disappointed in
the least ! The numbers of Swallow-Tailed Kites is now somewhat less than
originally were seen but nevertheless impressive ! Despite the the heat of the
day which had already started early the Swallow-Tailed Kites arrived shortly
after 9:30 AM and started their morning routine of flying into the melon fields
were now there were several workers there that were pulling out the plastic
from the fields in preparation of plowing them over soon.

However the workers did not seem to affect any of the the feeding frenzy of the
Swallow-Tailed Kites which still were coming in and flying all the way down to
the ground & picking off some of the stink bugs that they prefer to catch right
off of the legumes ! There were dozens of the Swallow-Tailed Kites to be seen in
various parts of the sky some forming individual Kite Kettles of a few dozen
each. There were several Mississippi Kites and their Juveniles that were seen
flying along with the Swallow-Tailed Kites as well !

Some of the other interesting birds that were seen there were some Eastern
Blue Birds and Blue Bird Juveniles on the wires and in some of the Blue Bird
Boxes along some of the fence posts . Also a couple of Great King Birds were
seen on the wires as well ! Going over to the Melon Fields on Route 466 there
were several Kestrels flying & then Red Headed Woodpeckers were seen sitting
and flying in and around on the electrical poles going in and out of several holes
in the poles that they had made previously ! The numbers of Swallow-Tailed
Kites at the melon fields on route 466 seemed to be far less this weekend than
were seen on the last 2 weekends but none the less spectacular !

Here is just an Awesome Migration Video-Wings to Paradise 2 to illustrate the
Trials and Tribulations of Avian Migration all over the world ! Check it out !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s7EfYpKy0o

The Swallow-Tailed Kite Melon fields are located on route 466. You can get there
by going on the turnpike to the Wildwood exit, to route 301. Go north to route
466, turn left and go about 2 1/2 miles down 466. The site is on route 466, 2.5
miles west of 301.

The 2nd melon field that I reported recently: from
301/466 - drive .9 miles to cr209. Turn left, or south on 209 for 1.7 miles.
Turn left, or east, on cr223 (there is NO sign at this intersection), you will see
the birds from 209 to your left. The field is just past SMITH's FARRIER
driveway on 223

Please Enjoy these Graceful Flying- Swallow-Tailed Kites in the very short time
left now while they are still here !


Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach, FL

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Date: 8/5/14 6:17 pm
From: Keith Laakkonen <keith_laakkonen...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Clapper Rail split; clearing up confusion
Thanks Bill. That is helpful.

After my post "New "lifer"- Ridgway's/Mangrove/Clapper Rail", Rex Rowan
emailed me to say eBird must have made a mistake. I doubted that eBird could
possibly make a mistake. I mean come on, how is it possible that eBird could
make a mistake??? But 2 days later, when I looked at my Life List again, the
Ridgway/Mangrove/Clapper was gone, dropping my life list by one again. It was
as if the eBird Police were reading this list serve. Rex is never wrong!

Happily my Life List increased again by one since after I got confirmation of the
Iceland Gull at Hugenot last weekend. Thanks to the super helpful emails from
Bird Brains members with very good intel.

Again, thanks for the discussion and help finding the Iceland Gull.

Keep Calm and Bird On.

Keith Laakkonen
Naples, FL

On Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:34:33 -0400, Bill Pranty <billpranty...>
wrote:

>Good afternoon,
>
>As noted by others, the AOU's Committee on Classification and Nomenclature-
-North and Middle America -- has recently split the Clapper Rail into three
species (and the King Rail into two species).
>
>http://aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-14-124.1
>
>However, one of the "new" Clapper Rail species and one of the "new" King Rail
species are found exclusively in Middle America. Therefore, in the ABA Area, we
still have one King rail species (which retains the familiar English and scientific
names). It is true that the ABA Area now has two Clapper Rail species, but
one of these -- Ridgways' Rail (Rallus obsoletus) is restricted to Arizona,
California, and Nevada.
>
>The other Clapper Rail, still called Clapper Rail but given the new scientific
name Rallus crepitans, is found along the entire Atlantic and Gulf coasts from
New England to northern Mexico and in the West Indies.
>
>So, in Florida, we still have our King Rail and our Clapper Rail. For those who
keep ABA Area lists and have seen or heard "Clapper Rails" also in Arizona,
California, or Nevada, then you have added a bird to your list.
>
>But that's the extent of it. If you haven't observed the Pacific coast Clapper
Rails, then you haven't gained a species in the ABA Area.
>
>
>Best regards,
>
>Bill Pranty
>Bayonet Point, Florida
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Date: 8/5/14 6:09 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites Sumter County
Yesterday I went to a 3rd melon field in Sumter County which also had dozens of
STKIs.
This field is on cr237. Drive 3.7 miles WEST of 466/301(Oxford), turn left, south,
on cr237. You will see BLACK GOLD COMPOST CO.

Continuing past this field, in 1.2 miles, cr237 deadends into cr222 (NO-NAME
road). Turn left (east) and you can return to 209/NO-NAME where field #2 is.
Along this stretch of cr222 there were numerous Red-headed Woodpeckers and 5
American Kestrels, which I believe are Southeastern American Kestrels.

At the corner of 209 and No-Name Road(cr222) look for the 2 LLamas under the
tree on 209, just before you turn left onto No-Name Road(cr222) towards field
#2 (Smiths Farrier)

Alice Horst
The Villages, Matrion County

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Date: 8/4/14 9:06 pm
From: Sandy Reed <seareed99...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns on Gandy Bridge, Pinellas
Stopped by south red and white tower on Gandy Bridge (just west of HC boundry)
about 3pm today. West of the tower I was very happy to find 125++ Black Terns
including many juvenile and molting, in addition to 150 Least Terns and an
assortment of other Terns including Forster's, Sandwich and Royal, many SPSA, a
few Willets. There were many more BLTE and LETE than I counted because it was
sprinkling and I didn't get out of my car to count the birds in the protected area.
The LETE and the BLTE looked like salt and pepper on the beach! A beautiful sight!

Sandy Reed
Valrico, Fl

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Date: 8/4/14 2:19 pm
From: Warren Parker <birder0612...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lee County Long-billed Curlew
Last week a Long-billed Curlew was documented on eBird near Fort Myers Beach. Does anyone know if it's still in the area.

Warren Parker
Lighthouse Point, FL
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Date: 8/4/14 10:34 am
From: Bill Pranty <billpranty...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Clapper Rail split; clearing up confusion
Good afternoon,

As noted by others, the AOU's Committee on Classification and Nomenclature--North and Middle America -- has recently split the Clapper Rail into three species (and the King Rail into two species).

http://aoucospubs.org/doi/full/10.1642/AUK-14-124.1

However, one of the "new" Clapper Rail species and one of the "new" King Rail species are found exclusively in Middle America. Therefore, in the ABA Area, we still have one King rail species (which retains the familiar English and scientific names). It is true that the ABA Area now has two Clapper Rail species, but one of these -- Ridgways' Rail (Rallus obsoletus) is restricted to Arizona, California, and Nevada.

The other Clapper Rail, still called Clapper Rail but given the new scientific name Rallus crepitans, is found along the entire Atlantic and Gulf coasts from New England to northern Mexico and in the West Indies.

So, in Florida, we still have our King Rail and our Clapper Rail. For those who keep ABA Area lists and have seen or heard "Clapper Rails" also in Arizona, California, or Nevada, then you have added a bird to your list.

But that's the extent of it. If you haven't observed the Pacific coast Clapper Rails, then you haven't gained a species in the ABA Area.


Best regards,

Bill Pranty
Bayonet Point, Florida

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Date: 8/4/14 9:20 am
From: Keith Laakkonen <keith_laakkonen...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] New "lifer"- Ridgway's/Mangrove/Clapper Rail
I have seen some discussion of the clapper rail split by I had not realized eBird
would reflect it so quickly. I noticed my eBird life list had jumped by 2. One was
a Rosy-faced Lovebird I saw a few weeks ago which I don't really count (it is
non-ABA countable but a neat bird to see flying around). The other was a
"Ridgway's/Mangrove/Clapper Rail"- Rallus longirostris. I was on vacation in North
Carolina and they were all over the marshes so I logged them of course but I had
no idea I was seeing a new "lifer" or I would have been a lot more excited. I also
noticed the old school "clapper rail" is still on my list though. Since I used
BirdLog, I will need to take a closer look at the rail options there and on eBird as
well. It looks like in my home county the "clapper" rail still shows as Rallus
crepitans.

Next time you see a familiar bird, you may have a new "lifer" after a split!

Keep Calm and Bird On,

Keith Laakkonen
Naples, FL

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Date: 8/3/14 4:45 pm
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Kelvin Dailey
Thanks, now have his email!

Sent from my iPad
Murray Gardler
Weeki Wachee, FL

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Date: 8/3/14 1:09 pm
From: Harold Snyder <sny302...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Black Terns at Fort Clinch
Went to fisherman's pier at Fort Clinch State Park today (Sunday August
3rd). Saw a couple of black terns in transitional plumage on the sand
south of fisherman's pier. They were with the flock of royal terns( >100),
least terns (ca 10), some common terns (ca 10), sandwich terns (around 20
feeding young ones), a herring gull and the ever present, ever loveable
laughing gulls. Also saw a couple of willets and oddly lone SESA.
Although the sand spur had a very nice collection of terns ...
"traditional" shore birds were lacking.

We'll have the pictures of the transitional plumage black terns up on
www.moonbeampublishing.com in a couple of days. We have reasonable flight
pictures and standing pictures.



Hal Snyder

ps as I was writing this I looked up where the name sandwich tern came
from. It is named after where the first sandwich tern was found or more
accurately stated where the first sandwich tern was described for science
(Sandwich, Kent, England). Most of you probably know that ... but I had
forgotten it. Seeing 5 terns in the same place, side by side was quite
enjoyable.

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Date: 8/3/14 12:50 pm
From: Meret Wilson <wilsonsplover7...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Cassins
Not good news. The powerline that the Cassins hangs out on on 305 in Flagler Co has been removed. They are growing corn right now and have a huge irrigation system on wheels. Will be interesting if it can find a comparable location or go elsewhere.

Meret Wilson, Master Bander
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach,
Volusia County, FL
32174

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Date: 8/3/14 10:37 am
From: David Gagne <oporornis77...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] East Pasco County, August 03, 2014
Hi All,

Tim Kalbach and I spent the morning birding in East Pasco County and scored
70 species, highlighted by the AMERICAN BITTERN, which we discovered on
June 29th on Auton Road, southeast of Dade City! Haven't been out here to
see if this bird was lingering, which it obviously has been!!

Here are our other highlights for this morning:

Withlacoochee State Forest, Richloam Tract:

School Bus Road:

Northern Bobwhite 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Common Nighthawk 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Brown-headed Nuthatch 7, 2 groups of 3 and 4 seen
Bachman's Sparrow 3 Still singing!

Lacoochee Claysink Road:

Wild Turkey 2
Barred Owl 2
White-eyed Vireo 15 ALL singing!
Brown-headed Nuthatch 1
Summer Tanager 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1

Auton Road southeast of Dade City:

A great showing of waders including the Bittern here today due to the
recent heavy rains!!!

Black-bellied Whistling Duck 1
Great Egret 66
Snowy Egret 15
Little Blue Heron 41
Tricolored Heron 22
Green Heron 3
Glossy Ibis 12
SOLITARY SANDPIPER 1 FOS!!
Blue Grosbeak 2 Still singing!

Lake Pasadena:

Black-bellied Whistling Duck 4, including at least 2 ducklings!!! Confirmed
breeding!!

Purple Gallinule 5 including one hatch year juvenile!! Confirmed
breeding!!

McKendree Road:

Swallow-tailed Kite 5

It wouldn't be out of the question to score over 100 species here in Pasco
County, today as the only shorebird seen was the Solitary Sandpiper and we
did not hit the immediate coast, but may venture out there later in the day
when it cools off (92 degrees presently!) Besides the sandpiper, the only
true migrant was the Black-and-white Warbler!

Great Birding!!

Dave Gagne
New Port Richey, FL

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