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8/28/16 11:36 am France <00000006c8bbe2de-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Lee co, Bailey Tract
8/28/16 10:59 am David Gagne <oporornis77...> [BRDBRAIN] West Pasco County, August 28, 2016
8/28/16 9:15 am Linda Most <0000000cb795e170-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
8/28/16 9:10 am Linda Most <0000000cb795e170-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
8/28/16 9:08 am <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
8/28/16 8:57 am <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
8/28/16 7:45 am SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
8/27/16 6:53 pm Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
8/27/16 1:52 pm SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] ID Request -MINWR - 8-26-16
8/27/16 12:53 pm David Hartgrove <birdman9...> [BRDBRAIN] Fall FOS meeting
8/26/16 11:54 pm Allan Stern <00000014b7b0d186-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Green Heron on my dock.
8/26/16 3:51 pm Joe Smith <desertangel7...> [BRDBRAIN] TGO / Blue Heron Wetlands Titusville
8/26/16 3:21 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] ORANGE COUNTY Lake Apopa Wildlife Drive
8/26/16 3:12 pm Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] ID Request -MINWR - 8-26-16
8/26/16 3:59 am SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] ID REQUEST - MINWR - 8/25/16
8/25/16 6:50 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Marion County Mississippi Kite
8/25/16 6:33 pm Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] ID REQUEST - MINWR - 8/25/16
8/25/16 7:19 am Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Loyce Harpe Park warblers
8/24/16 10:22 am Margie Wilkinson <wilmar4...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding aid
8/24/16 9:15 am SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Baird's Sandpiper Merritt Island NWR 8/24/16
8/24/16 8:59 am Danny Bales <sueredfish...> [BRDBRAIN] Baird's Sandpiper Merritt Island NWR 8/24/16
8/23/16 6:38 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding Marion County
8/22/16 7:04 pm Sandy Reed <seareed99...> [BRDBRAIN] Shorebirds and more MCD AFB
8/22/16 11:28 am Meret Wilson <wilsonsplover7...> [BRDBRAIN] Bunting
8/20/16 9:47 am Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...> [BRDBRAIN] Cerulean Warbler @ Central Winds Park (Seminole Co.)
8/19/16 4:22 pm Ken Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] America Redstart, Lake Lisa Park, Pasco
8/19/16 12:55 pm Meret Wilson <wilsonsplover7...> [BRDBRAIN] First of "fall"
8/19/16 11:19 am Joyce Stefancic <joycestefancic...> [BRDBRAIN] MERRITT ISLAND...the rest of the story
8/19/16 6:27 am Joyce Stefancic <joycestefancic...> [BRDBRAIN] MERRITT ISLAND
8/19/16 4:51 am Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: AviSys taxonomy update
8/18/16 7:35 pm Mike Judd <ebwilderae...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] AviSys taxonomy update
8/18/16 2:50 pm Mike Judd <ebwilderae...> [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: AviSys taxonomy update
8/18/16 11:58 am Doug.W <dwassme1...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475 SHOREBIRDS & WHOOPING CRANES
8/18/16 4:01 am Ken Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Warblers At Green Key
8/17/16 7:22 am Lilian <dwassme1...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County Birding
8/17/16 7:10 am Bob Paxson <rpaxson...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] coopers hawk
8/17/16 6:32 am Mark Eden <000000238cffadbe-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] coopers hawk
8/16/16 8:35 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County Birding
8/16/16 10:20 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] Two Whooping Cranes / Sumter County
8/16/16 4:49 am Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...> [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-Tailed Kite Sightings Short Weekend Report !
8/15/16 3:20 pm David Dees <davidkdeesjr...> [BRDBRAIN] Roseate
8/15/16 11:55 am David Dees <davidkdeesjr...> [BRDBRAIN] Rosetta Spoonbill
8/15/16 11:48 am Mark and Linda Schocken <mjschocken...> [BRDBRAIN] Birds at Robert K Rees Memorial Park
8/14/16 8:39 pm Richard Hattaway <000000538fb1d50d-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] American Golden-Plover. Flagler Co.
8/14/16 2:10 pm Roy Morris <beetlesandbirds...> [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek Pk, Lakeland FL, Polk co.
8/14/16 11:22 am Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 8/12/16
8/14/16 9:30 am <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
8/14/16 9:17 am <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
8/14/16 6:12 am Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
8/14/16 5:03 am Renne Leatto <renne...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
8/14/16 4:42 am Renne Leatto <renne...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
8/13/16 5:02 pm Michael Brothers <mbrothers.larids...> [BRDBRAIN] American Golden-Plover. Flagler Co.
8/13/16 12:31 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
8/13/16 11:37 am Joe Misiaszek <jjmjrfl...> [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
8/13/16 10:55 am Renne Leatto <renne...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
8/13/16 4:29 am Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] tonight in my yard - Marion County
8/13/16 3:28 am Ken Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Orange Yellow Warbler, Green Key
8/13/16 2:05 am Jerry Callaway <00000052df503f6d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Reliable
8/13/16 2:01 am Jerry Callaway <00000052df503f6d-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Coordinated
8/12/16 7:57 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] tonight in my yard - Marion County
8/12/16 6:18 pm <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 8/12/16
8/12/16 4:02 pm David Hartgrove <birdman9...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
8/12/16 3:55 pm Rex Rowan <rexrowan...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
8/12/16 3:53 pm Renne Leatto <renne...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
8/12/16 2:15 pm Ed Rizer <eddierizer...> [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 8/12/16
8/12/16 1:47 pm Mark and Barbara Stampfl <stampfls...> [BRDBRAIN] Sawgrass Lake park
8/12/16 10:59 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
8/11/16 2:10 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Whooping Cranes - Sumter County!!!!
8/9/16 7:03 am Mark Eden <000000238cffadbe-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] WV birding advice
8/9/16 6:00 am Ken Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Juvenile Florida Scrub-jays
8/9/16 4:02 am Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...> [BRDBRAIN] Recent Pinellas Sightings (9 Aug 2016)
8/8/16 8:53 am Andy Kratter <kratter...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] FOSRC meeting
8/8/16 8:35 am Andy Kratter <kratter...> [BRDBRAIN] FOSRC meeting
8/7/16 6:48 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Marion County birding around Nancy Lopez Golf Course, The Villages
8/7/16 9:38 am Melissa James <melruns42k...> [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE: Unusual Heron - Ft Desoto, Pinellas County - hybrid
8/6/16 5:29 am Margaret England <sta5birding...> [BRDBRAIN] STA 5/6
8/6/16 4:54 am John Jones <johnjonesbirder...> [BRDBRAIN] RFI Brown's Farm Rd and STA 5 (south Lake Okeechobee area)
8/5/16 4:34 pm PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...> [BRDBRAIN] Migration(Brevard County)
8/5/16 4:24 pm Doug.W <dwassme1...> [BRDBRAIN] RFI Sumter County Shorebirding
8/5/16 4:30 am Ken Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Orange Bishop & Shiny Cowbirds Green Key
8/4/16 7:19 pm Eve Parks <hrparks...> [BRDBRAIN] Requesting info about visiting Hawk Mountain, PA
8/3/16 10:51 am Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Release of Swallow-tailed Kite chick in Sumter County
8/2/16 7:39 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] birding in Sumter County
8/1/16 2:58 pm beachbirder <beachbirder...> [BRDBRAIN] Family Tribute To Harper Harris
8/1/16 7:56 am T.Donovan <donovanter...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] I'm in MA on Cape Cod...
8/1/16 6:31 am Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...> [BRDBRAIN] I'm in MA on Cape Cod...
7/31/16 4:06 pm Glenn Wilson <wilson...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Unusual Heron - Ft Desoto, Pinellas County
7/31/16 3:31 pm Cindy Russell <00000051c65ae85a-dmarc-request...> Re: [BRDBRAIN] Unusual Heron - Ft Desoto, Pinellas County
7/31/16 3:09 pm Melissa James <melruns42k...> [BRDBRAIN] Unusual Heron - Ft Desoto, Pinellas County
7/31/16 1:43 pm Cecile DeRouin <cd01741...> [BRDBRAIN] Amplified
7/31/16 8:42 am Ken Tracey <kftracey...> [BRDBRAIN] Lesser Scaup & Shiny Cowbirds
7/31/16 7:48 am France <00000006c8bbe2de-dmarc-request...> [BRDBRAIN] Bailey Tract, Sanibel - Lee Co
7/31/16 6:47 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [BRDBRAIN] One Last Sunday Morning Coffee Lap / Pinellas County
7/29/16 3:26 pm Alice Horst <ahorst...> [BRDBRAIN] Bird ID
7/29/16 1:41 pm Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Pelagic Trip Opportunity. September 25th
7/29/16 9:31 am Michael Brothers <mbrothers...> [BRDBRAIN] Pelagic Trip Report. July 24. Out of Ponce de Leon Inlet
7/29/16 4:45 am pabu2345 <pabu2345...> [BRDBRAIN] north Pinellas Hooded Warbler
 
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Date: 8/28/16 11:36 am
From: France <00000006c8bbe2de-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lee co, Bailey Tract
Good afternoon Bird Folks;
For those of you who don't do FB - I thought I would share with you that I spotted a female Orchard Oriole at the Bailey Tract yesterday morning and it was seen/heard again today. Once you enter the Bailey Tract in Sanibel - turn right and go about 300-400 yards - seen on either side of the path.Happy Birding!
France PaulsenSanibel, Florida

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Date: 8/28/16 10:59 am
From: David Gagne <oporornis77...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] West Pasco County, August 28, 2016
Hi All,

Charlie Fisher, Bill Pranty and I hit 3 locations in the northwest part of
the county this morning and these were our highlights out of the 67 species
seen and heard:

Aripeka Sandhills Preserve:

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 seen, heard and photographed
Yellow-throated Vireo 2 both singing
Summer Tanager 1 singing
Bobolink 6 calling flyovers just after dawn

SunWest Mines:

GULL-BILLED TERN 1 seen in north mine
Caspian Tern 6 seen in north mine
Black Tern 1 molting adult; seen in north mine

A scope is needed to ID these birds correctly.

Hudson Beach:

Bald Eagle 2 adults
Sandwich Tern 1 adult
TREE SWALLOW 2 EARLY!
Bank Swallow 1
CLIFF SWALLOW 18!!! possibly the highest count EVER for Pasco County.

All the swallows seen here were from the top tier of the gazeebo and ALL
were northbound!!!

Great Birding!!!

Dave Gagne
New Port Richey, FL

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Date: 8/28/16 9:15 am
From: Linda Most <0000000cb795e170-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
And replying to myself after looking at Danny's actual photo again, maybe his bird really is one of the few intermediate plumages that occur??

Linda

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 28, 2016, at 12:10 PM, Linda Most <lrmost...> wrote:
>
> Hi Dot and Danny and all,
> This thread is really interesting and helpful. To add a bit more, Sibley's full- sized Guide to Birds shows white morph juvenile Reddish Egrets as totally white and their bills and legs are darker than those of white adults.
>
> The dark morph Reddish Egret first year birds are shown with "unique pale, chalky color" throughout the plumage.
>
> Sibley also notes the birds present in "two morphs with few intermediates."
>
> Danny's bird appears to be a first year dark morph that hasn't molted into adult plumage yet. This makes even more sense given that they are breeding in the area.
>
> Linda Most
> Valdosta Ga and Jupiter FL
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Aug 28, 2016, at 11:55 AM, <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Danny and all,
>>
>>
>> To clarify (I hope), Reddish Egrets do not have phases like Little Blue Heron does. Reddish Egret has 2 morphs, dark or white. They don't "phase" into a white morph, like Little Blue Heron does.
>>
>>
>> I just checked, and my older Natl Geo field guide uses the misleading word "phase" to describe the 2 plumages of Reddish Egret. My newer edition correctly uses the word "morph". The word "phase" implies that something will change over time. Reddish Egrets don't change from gray to white.
>>
>>
>> Additionally, my field guide shows a juvenile dark morph--a gray bird. But it doesn't show a juvenile white morph, which, I assume, is white.
>>
>>
>> Glad to hear refinement or correction of this from those who know more, thanks.
>>
>>
>> Dotty Robbins
>> High Springs
>>
>>
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
>> From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
>> To: <FLORIDABIRDS-L...>
>> Subject: Re: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
>> Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:45:45 +0000
>>
>> Thank you all again for being patient with me, and my questions. Of course this bird is a Reddish Egret. I received an interesting response. An individual says that he has seen hundreds of Reddish Egrets, and photographed dozens of them in 30 years living in the Florida Keys. He stated that he has never seen anything like this bird. He based his response by using the definitive Birds of North America. Very interesting response.
>>
>> So.... apparently this is an unusual bird. We do know that it is a Reddish Egret in an unusual plumage. [😊]
>>
>>
>> Danny Bales
>>
>> Titusville, Florida
>>
>> www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen<http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen>
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
>> Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:54 PM
>> To: <FLORIDABIRDS-L...>
>> Subject: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
>>
>>
>> Since I found the unusual plumage Reddish Egret (for me) I have run across some more shots of what I think are Reddish Egret. I took them last year. I assumed it was a Reddish Egret phasing into the White Morph form. Now I'm not too sure. I've gone online, and into all my bird books, and I can not find the 2 phases in question that I have pictures of. Someone also responded to me, and said that the Reddish Egret did not nest in my area. I don't believe that is true since I have found Reddish Egrets on nest the the northern end of the Banana River (no motor zone) on islands off the SRB channel. In these pictures I thought that the bird was simply about to turn into the all white form. Now I don't know. Appreciate any input. Thank-you
>>
>> www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28309655140
>>
>> www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28293806820
>>
>> Danny Bales
>> Titusvile, Fla.
>> www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
>> Brevard
>>
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Date: 8/28/16 9:10 am
From: Linda Most <0000000cb795e170-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
Hi Dot and Danny and all,
This thread is really interesting and helpful. To add a bit more, Sibley's full- sized Guide to Birds shows white morph juvenile Reddish Egrets as totally white and their bills and legs are darker than those of white adults.

The dark morph Reddish Egret first year birds are shown with "unique pale, chalky color" throughout the plumage.

Sibley also notes the birds present in "two morphs with few intermediates."

Danny's bird appears to be a first year dark morph that hasn't molted into adult plumage yet. This makes even more sense given that they are breeding in the area.

Linda Most
Valdosta Ga and Jupiter FL

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 28, 2016, at 11:55 AM, <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> wrote:
>
> Hi Danny and all,
>
>
> To clarify (I hope), Reddish Egrets do not have phases like Little Blue Heron does. Reddish Egret has 2 morphs, dark or white. They don't "phase" into a white morph, like Little Blue Heron does.
>
>
> I just checked, and my older Natl Geo field guide uses the misleading word "phase" to describe the 2 plumages of Reddish Egret. My newer edition correctly uses the word "morph". The word "phase" implies that something will change over time. Reddish Egrets don't change from gray to white.
>
>
> Additionally, my field guide shows a juvenile dark morph--a gray bird. But it doesn't show a juvenile white morph, which, I assume, is white.
>
>
> Glad to hear refinement or correction of this from those who know more, thanks.
>
>
> Dotty Robbins
> High Springs
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
> From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
> To: <FLORIDABIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Re: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
> Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:45:45 +0000
>
> Thank you all again for being patient with me, and my questions. Of course this bird is a Reddish Egret. I received an interesting response. An individual says that he has seen hundreds of Reddish Egrets, and photographed dozens of them in 30 years living in the Florida Keys. He stated that he has never seen anything like this bird. He based his response by using the definitive Birds of North America. Very interesting response.
>
> So.... apparently this is an unusual bird. We do know that it is a Reddish Egret in an unusual plumage. [😊]
>
>
> Danny Bales
>
> Titusville, Florida
>
> www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen<http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
> Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:54 PM
> To: <FLORIDABIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
>
>
> Since I found the unusual plumage Reddish Egret (for me) I have run across some more shots of what I think are Reddish Egret. I took them last year. I assumed it was a Reddish Egret phasing into the White Morph form. Now I'm not too sure. I've gone online, and into all my bird books, and I can not find the 2 phases in question that I have pictures of. Someone also responded to me, and said that the Reddish Egret did not nest in my area. I don't believe that is true since I have found Reddish Egrets on nest the the northern end of the Banana River (no motor zone) on islands off the SRB channel. In these pictures I thought that the bird was simply about to turn into the all white form. Now I don't know. Appreciate any input. Thank-you
>
> www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28309655140
>
> www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28293806820
>
> Danny Bales
> Titusvile, Fla.
> www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
> Brevard
>
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Date: 8/28/16 9:08 am
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
I should have said, a juvenile white morph would be white, or very pale gray, as Danny's photos show. Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs

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From: "<dotrobbins...>" <dotrobbins...>
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Fw: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:55:11 GMT

Hi Danny and all, To clarify (I hope), Reddish Egrets do not have phases like Little Blue Heron does. Reddish Egret has 2 morphs, dark or white. They don't "phase" into a white morph, like Little Blue Heron does.

I just checked, and my older Natl Geo field guide uses the misleading word "phase" to describe the 2 plumages of Reddish Egret. My newer edition correctly uses the word "morph". The word "phase" implies that something will change over time. Reddish Egrets don't change from gray to white.

Additionally, my field guide shows a juvenile dark morph--a gray bird. But it doesn't show a juvenile white morph, which, I assume, is white. Glad to hear refinement or correction of this from those who know more, thanks.

Dotty Robbins
High Springs

---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:45:45 +0000

Thank you all again for being patient with me, and my questions. Of course this bird is a Reddish Egret. I received an interesting response. An individual says that he has seen hundreds of Reddish Egrets, and photographed dozens of them in 30 years living in the Florida Keys. He stated that he has never seen anything like this bird. He based his response by using the definitive Birds of North America. Very interesting response.

So.... apparently this is an unusual bird. We do know that it is a Reddish Egret in an unusual plumage. [&#128522;]


Danny Bales

Titusville, Florida

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen<http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen>



________________________________
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:54 PM
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Subject: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16


Since I found the unusual plumage Reddish Egret (for me) I have run across some more shots of what I think are Reddish Egret. I took them last year. I assumed it was a Reddish Egret phasing into the White Morph form. Now I'm not too sure. I've gone online, and into all my bird books, and I can not find the 2 phases in question that I have pictures of. Someone also responded to me, and said that the Reddish Egret did not nest in my area. I don't believe that is true since I have found Reddish Egrets on nest the the northern end of the Banana River (no motor zone) on islands off the SRB channel. In these pictures I thought that the bird was simply about to turn into the all white form. Now I don't know. Appreciate any input. Thank-you

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28309655140

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28293806820

Danny Bales
Titusvile, Fla.
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Brevard



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Date: 8/28/16 8:57 am
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fw: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
Hi Danny and all, To clarify (I hope), Reddish Egrets do not have phases like Little Blue Heron does. Reddish Egret has 2 morphs, dark or white. They don't "phase" into a white morph, like Little Blue Heron does. I just checked, and my older Natl Geo field guide uses the misleading word "phase" to describe the 2 plumages of Reddish Egret. My newer edition correctly uses the word "morph". The word "phase" implies that something will change over time. Reddish Egrets don't change from gray to white. Additionally, my field guide shows a juvenile dark morph--a gray bird. But it doesn't show a juvenile white morph, which, I assume, is white. Glad to hear refinement or correction of this from those who know more, thanks. Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs

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Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:45:45 +0000

Thank you all again for being patient with me, and my questions. Of course this bird is a Reddish Egret. I received an interesting response. An individual says that he has seen hundreds of Reddish Egrets, and photographed dozens of them in 30 years living in the Florida Keys. He stated that he has never seen anything like this bird. He based his response by using the definitive Birds of North America. Very interesting response.

So.... apparently this is an unusual bird. We do know that it is a Reddish Egret in an unusual plumage. [&#128522;]


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Titusville, Florida

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Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:54 PM
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Subject: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16


Since I found the unusual plumage Reddish Egret (for me) I have run across some more shots of what I think are Reddish Egret. I took them last year. I assumed it was a Reddish Egret phasing into the White Morph form. Now I'm not too sure. I've gone online, and into all my bird books, and I can not find the 2 phases in question that I have pictures of. Someone also responded to me, and said that the Reddish Egret did not nest in my area. I don't believe that is true since I have found Reddish Egrets on nest the the northern end of the Banana River (no motor zone) on islands off the SRB channel. In these pictures I thought that the bird was simply about to turn into the all white form. Now I don't know. Appreciate any input. Thank-you

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28309655140

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28293806820

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



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Date: 8/28/16 7:45 am
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
Thank you all again for being patient with me, and my questions. Of course this bird is a Reddish Egret. I received an interesting response. An individual says that he has seen hundreds of Reddish Egrets, and photographed dozens of them in 30 years living in the Florida Keys. He stated that he has never seen anything like this bird. He based his response by using the definitive Birds of North America. Very interesting response.

So.... apparently this is an unusual bird. We do know that it is a Reddish Egret in an unusual plumage. [😊]


Danny Bales

Titusville, Florida

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Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:53 PM
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Subject: Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16

Since I found the unusual plumage Reddish Egret (for me) I have run across some more shots of what I think are Reddish Egret. I took them last year. I assumed it was a Reddish Egret phasing into the White Morph form. Now I'm not too sure. I've gone online, and into all my bird books, and I can not find the 2 phases in question that I have pictures of. Someone also responded to me, and said that the Reddish Egret did not nest in my area. I don't believe that is true since I have found Reddish Egrets on nest the the northern end of the Banana River (no motor zone) on islands off the SRB channel. In these pictures I thought that the bird was simply about to turn into the all white form. Now I don't know. Appreciate any input. Thank-you

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Date: 8/27/16 6:53 pm
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Another Question about Reddish Egret Plumages 8/27/16
Since I found the unusual plumage Reddish Egret (for me) I have run across some more shots of what I think are Reddish Egret. I took them last year. I assumed it was a Reddish Egret phasing into the White Morph form. Now I'm not too sure. I've gone online, and into all my bird books, and I can not find the 2 phases in question that I have pictures of. Someone also responded to me, and said that the Reddish Egret did not nest in my area. I don't believe that is true since I have found Reddish Egrets on nest the the northern end of the Banana River (no motor zone) on islands off the SRB channel. In these pictures I thought that the bird was simply about to turn into the all white form. Now I don't know. Appreciate any input. Thank-you

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28309655140

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28293806820

Danny Bales
Titusvile, Fla.
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Date: 8/27/16 1:52 pm
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] ID Request -MINWR - 8-26-16
I appreciate all the replies on the shore bird ID. They were all mixed, but I believe that it is a Semipalmated Sandpiper after viewing all the suggestions.

Thank-you all very much...

Danny Bales

Titusville, Fla.

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Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 6:12 PM
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Subject: ID Request -MINWR - 8-26-16

I'm sorry for another ID, but can't find it. I thought I knew my peeps, but it doesn't appear that I do. This morning I photographed a Least Sandpiper with another unknown peep. I don't see how it can be a Semipalmated Sandpiper, but maybe it is. that broad dark line through the eye area, and the the long legs through me off. It can't be a Western. So anybody know what it is?
I'm sorry for the wrong ID on the Red Knot. I've photographed the Baird's Sandpiper before. Thought the Red Knot at the time looked like the Baird's. Thanks for your help.

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Date: 8/27/16 12:53 pm
From: David Hartgrove <birdman9...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fall FOS meeting
Hi All,
Summer at Archbold Biological Station can be pretty hot. October on the other hand can be downright pleasant. If you’re serious about birding and haven’t yet attended a Florida Ornithological Society meeting, you owe it to yourself to attend this one. There are excellent field trips, tasty food, comfortable rooms and for a real challenge, Andy Kratter will be there with another "skins quiz.” Attached is complete information. It’s about as much fun as you can have.


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Date: 8/26/16 11:54 pm
From: Allan Stern <00000014b7b0d186-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Green Heron on my dock.



Green Heron on my dock.


Satellite Beach, Florida, 26 August 2016.


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Date: 8/26/16 3:51 pm
From: Joe Smith <desertangel7...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] TGO / Blue Heron Wetlands Titusville
Lots of bird activity here in the last couple of days. Black-bellied Ducks, Caracara, Bald Eagle, Ospreys and just this evening a Black Turn flew by into the Wetlands. Yellow Warblers and a small flock of Myrtle Warblers out back with the usual suspects.

Recently returned from a summer out west, I have not seen the Swallow-Tailed Kite that entertained us all spring.

My feeders are very quiet however.

Joe Smith
Titusville

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Date: 8/26/16 3:21 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] ORANGE COUNTY Lake Apopa Wildlife Drive
48 species - nice drive-through today with a breeze that kept the temperature down.
Highlights:
Warblers: Prothonotary, Yellow, Yellow-throated, Common Yellowthroat, Prairie, Northern Parula.

Others: White-eyed Vireo, Blue Grosbeak, Blue-gray gnatcatcher, Great-crested Flycatcher, Belted Kingfisher, Loggerhead Shrike, Eastern Kingbird, Purple Gallinule, Eastern Towhee.
2 Terns flying at Lake’s edge (perhaps Forster’s); Black-bellied Whistling Ducks,
Pied-billed Grebe; usual Heron/Egrets were present along with Barn and Bank Swallows, Chimney Swifts.
Could not locate Dowitchers or Stilt Sandpipers in sod fields. The only birds we found in sod fields were Killdeer, Common Grackles, Sandhill Cranes.


Bank Swallow Bank Swallow



Barn Swallow


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Date: 8/26/16 3:12 pm
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] ID Request -MINWR - 8-26-16
I'm sorry for another ID, but can't find it. I thought I knew my peeps, but it doesn't appear that I do. This morning I photographed a Least Sandpiper with another unknown peep. I don't see how it can be a Semipalmated Sandpiper, but maybe it is. that broad dark line through the eye area, and the the long legs through me off. It can't be a Western. So anybody know what it is?
I'm sorry for the wrong ID on the Red Knot. I've photographed the Baird's Sandpiper before. Thought the Red Knot at the time looked like the Baird's. Thanks for your help.

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29143829112

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Date: 8/26/16 3:59 am
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] ID REQUEST - MINWR - 8/25/16

I appreciate all the help with this bird. It appears that most believe that it is a juvenile Reddish Egret...


Danny Bales

Titusville, Fla

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Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 9:33 PM
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Subject: ID REQUEST - MINWR - 8/25/16

I found this egret/heron (?) this morning on the bio lab road. At first I thought it was a Little Blue Heron. Then after looking at it I ruled that out. The only thing I can think it might be is some form of the Reddish Egret that I have never seen. I checked the books, and can't find it anywhere. At least I'm not calling it a Baird's Sandpiper .... :) .....

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Date: 8/25/16 6:50 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Marion County Mississippi Kite
I was surprised to see a MIKI today on cr42 today a 1/4 mile east of 441.
Adult bird was soaring fairly low at 10:35am. I thought Mississippi Kites were already migrating, but since they arrive later in the spring than Swallow-tailed kites they leave later and some are obviously still around.
He was in the area where MIKIs have often been seen this spring and summer.
Maybe he was just saying “Goodbye" to me.

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Date: 8/25/16 6:33 pm
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] ID REQUEST - MINWR - 8/25/16
I found this egret/heron (?) this morning on the bio lab road. At first I thought it was a Little Blue Heron. Then after looking at it I ruled that out. The only thing I can think it might be is some form of the Reddish Egret that I have never seen. I checked the books, and can't find it anywhere. At least I'm not calling it a Baird's Sandpiper .... :) .....

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29233529495

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Date: 8/25/16 7:19 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Loyce Harpe Park warblers
Fall migration has begun!
I spent yesterday morning walking the bike trails at Loyce Harpe Park, south of Lakeland Highlands in Polk County. Got 11 species of warblers, including three that were eBird FOS for the county:
OvenbirdWorm-eating Warbler (FOS)Louisiana Waterthrush (FOS)Northern Waterthrush (FOS)Black-and-white WarblerProthonotary WarblerAmerican RedstartNorthern ParulaAmerican Yellow WarblerYellow-throated WarblerPrairie Warbler
This is the third time I've been to Loyce Harpe, and I'm 3-for-3 on Northern Waterthrushes (twice this spring and now this fall trip). This was my first Louisiana, but there are extensive tracts of wet shrubby habitat there, which is exactly what migrating waterthrushes love.
Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

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Date: 8/24/16 10:22 am
From: Margie Wilkinson <wilmar4...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding aid
Hi All,

I may be the last birder on the planet to know about an excellent site
for bird ID, with many photos of each 766 species for USA in seasonal
plumages and age. It's at http://www.natureinstruct.org, then click on
Dendroica for all photos. If this is redundant and already common
knowledge, I apologize. If you haven't used it, I think you'll find it
a good source. I just found it.

Migrants are coming through this area now (NC Smoky mountains and Blue
Ridge) in pretty good numbers, The trick is to see them in all the
foliage or to recognize the chips, as few are singing. They're on
their way, folks. Good watching.

Margie Wilkinson
Palm Harbor,
Franklin, NC
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Date: 8/24/16 9:15 am
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Baird's Sandpiper Merritt Island NWR 8/24/16
CORRECTION NOT A BAIRD'S ... JUVENILE RED KNOT.... ALMOST TURNED IT INTO A BAIRDS.


Danny Bales

Titusville, Fla.

www/flickr.com/photos/mudhen

Brevard


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From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:59 AM
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Cc: Danny Bales
Subject: Baird's Sandpiper Merritt Island NWR 8/24/16

After months of illness I finally got out to do some shore birding. I birded the last dirt road to the dyke access before headquarters. (no name road) I found what appears to be an adult non breeding Baird's Sandpiper. I've seen only one before, and it was a juvenile. I also saw many other shorebirds including a Solitary Sandpiper. I worked all the way out Peacocks Pocket Road where I found Yellow Warbler and Northern Waterthrush. If I'm wrong in my ID I'm sure one of the more experienced birders will correct me on the Baird's. I also ran into Phyllis who says she also saw the Barid's this morning. Best birding I've had in a while.

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29203699285<http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29203699285>
[https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/29203699285_6912a6fbaa_b.jpg][https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/29203699285_6912a6fbaa_b.jpg]<https://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29203699285/>


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29203698105<http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29203698105>

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29125299901<http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29125299901>

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28915748710<http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28915748710>

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28581343294<http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28581343294>

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen<http://www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen>
Brevard


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Date: 8/24/16 8:59 am
From: Danny Bales <sueredfish...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Baird's Sandpiper Merritt Island NWR 8/24/16
After months of illness I finally got out to do some shore birding. I birded the last dirt road to the dyke access before headquarters. (no name road) I found what appears to be an adult non breeding Baird's Sandpiper. I've seen only one before, and it was a juvenile. I also saw many other shorebirds including a Solitary Sandpiper. I worked all the way out Peacocks Pocket Road where I found Yellow Warbler and Northern Waterthrush. If I'm wrong in my ID I'm sure one of the more experienced birders will correct me on the Baird's. I also ran into Phyllis who says she also saw the Barid's this morning. Best birding I've had in a while.

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29203699285

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29203698105

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/29125299901

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28915748710

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/28581343294

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

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Date: 8/23/16 6:38 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Marion County
6/23/16
Tonight at the ponds on the Nancy Lopez Golf Course in The Villages:


11 American White Pelican


3 Egyptian Geese


1 Bald Eagle

71 Mallards (domestic)
1 Black-bellied Whistling-duck
32 Canada Geese
1 Loggerhead Shrike
1 Eastern Kingbird
Snowy and Great Egrets
Great Blue and Tricolored Herons
Boat-tailed Grackles, Northern Mockingbird, Mourning Doves

Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!


Alice Horst
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Date: 8/22/16 7:04 pm
From: Sandy Reed <seareed99...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Shorebirds and more MCD AFB
Saturday, August 20, reporting for Marina Beach and surrounding area at AFB: 73 Marbled Godwits, 65 Black Terns, 60 Least Terns, 67 Black Skimmers as well as 9 Spoonbills, Oystercatchers, Least and Western Sandpipers, 22 Monk Parakeets for total of 47 species. Checklist S31186488 on eBird. Prefer to go during week with fewer people on beach, but Saturday was pretty good!

Sandy Reed
Valrico

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Date: 8/22/16 11:28 am
From: Meret Wilson <wilsonsplover7...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bunting
Painted Bunting still hanging around for 4th day. Kind of surprised.


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Date: 8/20/16 9:47 am
From: Janet Leavens <janet.leavens1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Cerulean Warbler @ Central Winds Park (Seminole Co.)
Hi all,

Just wanted to report a Cerulean Warbler that Gary and I had at Central
Winds Park about an hour ago. It was a female type -- very pale below with
some streaking down the sides; an obvious pale eyebrow; dark top side with
two bold white wing bars and a short tail with two large white spots.

We found it at the edge of the NW part of the "nature trail" -- by the
lake, but not right at the lake shore.


Gary got a bunch of photos, and he's planning on uploading them to our
eBird report as soon as he gets a moment.

Happy birding!

Janet Leavens
Oviedo, FL

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Date: 8/19/16 4:22 pm
From: Ken Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] America Redstart, Lake Lisa Park, Pasco
Hello,

This afternoon I found a good mix of warblers at Lake Lisa Park, west Pasco. Yellow, Yellow-throated, Northern Parula, Prairie, and American redstart. Photo of redstart shows red bill?

Ken Tracey
New Port Richey FL

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Date: 8/19/16 12:55 pm
From: Meret Wilson <wilsonsplover7...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] First of "fall"
First Painted Bunting to my yard since the 2 pair that stayed in my yard for 3 months this past winter/spring.


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Date: 8/19/16 11:19 am
From: Joyce Stefancic <joycestefancic...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] MERRITT ISLAND...the rest of the story
Hi again Birdbrains,
I had a Dr. Appointment this AM and in my haste to do my earlier post, I forgot to mention some other particulars. First, Black Point is still closed as they are doing work on the road.  We drove both of the Gators:  West Gator had scattered gatherings of shorebirds, as did East Gator.  This is where we found most of the shorebirds that we saw, and most required at least bins, and a scope was better. 
 
Peacock's, where we saw the huge gathering, also had some terns.  Among the usuals, there were 2 Black Terns, several Least Terns.  Also saw a white morph Reddish Egret on that road. 
 
And finally, Biolab was very slow.  Other than the few shorebirds that we saw toward the south end, in the area to the west.  Look for any watery areas.  In all, we totaled 61 species for the day on the roads that we drove.  Mosquitos prevented us from checking out the Hammock or ay of those areas.
Good birding!!
Joyce Stefancic
Clermont 

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Date: 8/19/16 6:27 am
From: Joyce Stefancic <joycestefancic...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] MERRITT ISLAND
G'morning BirdBrains,
We spent the day at Merritt Island yesterday, and observed an truly impressive sight.  On Peacock's Pocket, we rounded a corner and came across a feeding flock of 400-500 birds:  waders of all kinds, shorebirds, terns, and further back at least 100 American White Pelicans.  The noise was wonderful, and there was constant action as birds continued to fly in.  The picture just shows a portion of the total number.
 
We also saw 16 different shorebird species, including our FOS Red Knots (3) in basic plumage; Western, Semipalmated, Spotted, Least, Solitary, and Pectoral Sandpipers; Long-billed and Short-billed Dowitcher; Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs; Willet; Black-necked Stilt; Ruddy Turnstone; Black-bellied, Semipalmated Plover and Killdeer.
 
Also, I have attached a very long-distance image of a shorebird I am not sure of.  Let me know if you can ID. It is larger than the nearby peeps, long almost straight bill,  
 
Good Birding!
Joyce Stefancic
Clermont, Florida
 

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Date: 8/19/16 4:51 am
From: Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: AviSys taxonomy update
Hi Mike!Thanks very much for the heads up regarding Avisys,  which I have used for my personal records since 1998. I knew that Jerry Blinn was ill and am sorry to hear of his passing.

As do you, I also record all my sightings on eBird which has turned out to be a super site for birders.
I know it's great up there in Brevard but y'all come on down here for the winter!
Roy Peterson, DeBary



From: Mike Judd <ebwilderae...>
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:40 PM
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: AviSys taxonomy update

I hope this is not too off topic.  I use Avisys for my own record keeping but do religiously submit to ebird for group and other notable outings.  Since the developer of Avisys died last year this is the first I have seen of any attempt to maintain the program.  There is also a Facebook group Avisys Birding Software that is of interest.  Kent is happy to have this information shared so please feel free.  Thank you.

Mike Judd
formerly of Dunedin, FL
up in Brevard, NC now
heading to Tucson in November
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kent Fiala <carolinabirds...>
Date: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 2:50 PM
Subject: AviSys taxonomy update
To: carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>


AviSys users: I have created a taxonomy update for AviSys, incorporating the just-released Clements 2016 changes. You can find a link to the documentation for it at http://avisys.faintlake.com/.
Before I make the update generally available for download, I am looking for a few brave souls to go first and be my beta testers. (The update does work for me, but I'm the only one to have run it so far.) If you would like to be a tester, please email me (off-list please) and let me know, and I will send you the update file. All I need is that you promise to apply the update promptly, and report back to me how the update went, and how usable the documentation is.

Actually, before you email me, go ahead and follow the instructions for setting up your test data set. If you are not discouraged after that, then you can email me. If you are discouraged, email me and tell me what discouraged you.

If you have done an update before, the steps should all be familiar to you.
--
Kent Fiala
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Date: 8/18/16 7:35 pm
From: Mike Judd <ebwilderae...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] AviSys taxonomy update
Not sure if Kent Fiala's email came through on the original message. It is
<kent.fiala...>

Mike Judd
FL, NC, AZ

On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 5:40 PM, Mike Judd <ebwilderae...> wrote:

> I hope this is not too off topic. I use Avisys for my own record keeping
> but do religiously submit to ebird for group and other notable outings.
> Since the developer of Avisys died last year this is the first I have seen
> of any attempt to maintain the program. There is also a Facebook group
> Avisys Birding Software that is of interest. Kent is happy to have this
> information shared so please feel free. Thank you.
>
> Mike Judd
> formerly of Dunedin, FL
> up in Brevard, NC now
> heading to Tucson in November
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Kent Fiala <carolinabirds...>
> Date: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 2:50 PM
> Subject: AviSys taxonomy update
> To: carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>
>
>
> AviSys users: I have created a taxonomy update for AviSys, incorporating
> the just-released Clements 2016 changes. You can find a link to the
> documentation for it at http://avisys.faintlake.com/
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__avisys.faintlake.com_&d=CwMCaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=1L1iYANZqF8ny6pN0k4I9oOGbbnzpFpR6A4ZQdvwl-A&s=zrEqBUDw6HcURg1hdwY9YxudI7xDsoKeA_DIWbJlPRo&e=>
> .
> Before I make the update generally available for download, I am looking
> for a few brave souls to go first and be my beta testers. (The update does
> work for me, but I'm the only one to have run it so far.) If you would like
> to be a tester, please email me (off-list please) and let me know, and I
> will send you the update file. All I need is that you promise to apply the
> update promptly, and report back to me how the update went, and how usable
> the documentation is.
>
> Actually, before you email me, go ahead and follow the instructions for
> setting up your test data set. If you are not discouraged after that, then
> you can email me. If you are discouraged, email me and tell me what
> discouraged you.
>
> If you have done an update before, the steps should all be familiar to you.
>
> --
> Kent Fiala
>
>
>

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Date: 8/18/16 2:50 pm
From: Mike Judd <ebwilderae...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fwd: AviSys taxonomy update
I hope this is not too off topic. I use Avisys for my own record keeping
but do religiously submit to ebird for group and other notable outings.
Since the developer of Avisys died last year this is the first I have seen
of any attempt to maintain the program. There is also a Facebook group
Avisys Birding Software that is of interest. Kent is happy to have this
information shared so please feel free. Thank you.

Mike Judd
formerly of Dunedin, FL
up in Brevard, NC now
heading to Tucson in November
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kent Fiala <carolinabirds...>
Date: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 2:50 PM
Subject: AviSys taxonomy update
To: carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>


AviSys users: I have created a taxonomy update for AviSys, incorporating
the just-released Clements 2016 changes. You can find a link to the
documentation for it at http://avisys.faintlake.com/
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__avisys.faintlake.com_&d=CwMCaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=1L1iYANZqF8ny6pN0k4I9oOGbbnzpFpR6A4ZQdvwl-A&s=zrEqBUDw6HcURg1hdwY9YxudI7xDsoKeA_DIWbJlPRo&e=>
.
Before I make the update generally available for download, I am looking for
a few brave souls to go first and be my beta testers. (The update does work
for me, but I'm the only one to have run it so far.) If you would like to
be a tester, please email me (off-list please) and let me know, and I will
send you the update file. All I need is that you promise to apply the
update promptly, and report back to me how the update went, and how usable
the documentation is.

Actually, before you email me, go ahead and follow the instructions for
setting up your test data set. If you are not discouraged after that, then
you can email me. If you are discouraged, email me and tell me what
discouraged you.

If you have done an update before, the steps should all be familiar to you.

--
Kent Fiala

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Date: 8/18/16 11:58 am
From: Doug.W <dwassme1...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475 SHOREBIRDS & WHOOPING CRANES
Alice – we birded northern Sumter County over several days this week and enjoyed it. There were a number of shorebirds at Nichol’s Pond (west side of CR475 at CR426). We had to park just before the bridge (opposite from where CR426 meets CR475), and walk down the roadway (scary) with our scope. Overall, we observed numerous Spotted Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpipers, Killdeer & Least Sandpipers Tuesday (8/16). We also saw a single Semipalmated Plover. On Wednesday (8/17), that bird was absent, but several Pectoral Sandpipers were present in addition to the others noted the day before. This seems to be a good Shorebird Migration & eBird Hotspot site for Sumter County, judging from the number of sighting that you have made at Nichol’s Pond. We also enjoyed the two Whooping Cranes on the SW corner of 475 & 462 on Wednesday. Thanks for all of your posting & Good Birding!



Doug Wassmer & Lilian Saul

Tampa, FL





From: Birdbrains - Florida Birds/Natural History [mailto:<BRDBRAIN...>] On Behalf Of Alice Horst
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 1:59 PM
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475



My usual loop in Sumter County + I scoped the pond at 475/246s as well as I could.

Barn Swallows - many

American Kestrel - on wires

Eastern Kingbird(s) on fence and flying

Cattle Egrets - hundreds

Eastern Meadowlark - 1

Killdeer - many - in harvested melon field on 246



ALSO in harvested melon field:



This guy and a friend were eating something in the field!





In pond:

Wood Storks dozens, flying, standing in pond

Pied Billed Grebe

Black-bellied Whistling-duck(s) at least 14

Least Sandpipers several

Killdeer - many

Spotted Sandpiper -1- (bobbing up and down, no spots on breast)

Tricolored, Great Blue, Little Blue Herons

Great, Snowy Egrets

Glossy Ibis 2

Common Gallinule - 7

Black Vultures, Turkey Vultures 2

Other Shorebirds that I couldn’t ID - too far away



Alice Horst, Marion County FL

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Date: 8/18/16 4:01 am
From: Ken Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Warblers At Green Key

Hello,

For the last two days with only time for brief stops I found numerous Prairie and Yellow Warblers, plus Yellow Throated, Hooded, American Redstart, and Northern Waterthrush at Green Key,

Photos of two different Hooded, Northern Waterthrush, Yellow, American Redstart, and a young Prairie Warbler that appears to be just off the nest.

Ken Tracey
New Port Richey FL

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Date: 8/17/16 7:22 am
From: Lilian <dwassme1...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County Birding
Now at the southeast pasture junction 462S and 475.
Lilian Saul and Doug Wassmer
Tampa

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Date: 8/17/16 7:10 am
From: Bob Paxson <rpaxson...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] coopers hawk
Hi Mark,
Yes Cooper's Hawks are year round residents of the Florida Peninsula. They used to be quite rare but documented breeding birds here in Brevard County, but now are common. Some say they have benefited from the explosion of Eurasian Collared Dove Population in the last 20 plus years.
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---- Mark Eden <000000238cffadbe-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> saw a large bird fly into the pines behind my office. so I grabbed my nocs and was surprised to see a very large coopers hawk. they are not year round birds are they? or just a sign of migration?
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Date: 8/17/16 6:32 am
From: Mark Eden <000000238cffadbe-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] coopers hawk
saw a large bird fly into the pines behind my office. so I grabbed my nocs and was surprised to see a very large coopers hawk. they are not year round birds are they? or just a sign of migration?

mark j. eden
palm bay, fl

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Date: 8/16/16 8:35 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sumter County Birding
I got lucky today and saw the 2 Whooping Cranes in a field (on private property).
I stopped my car and just watched them. They are truly elegant, regal-looking, and graceful.
A car came speeding by me, startling the birds, and they took off. I watched for 10 minutes while they glided in circles in the sky before they disappeared.
They looked like synchronized swimmers above me.









This is why I go birding.
Truly a memorable moment!

Alice Horst,
Marion County Fl
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Date: 8/16/16 10:20 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Two Whooping Cranes / Sumter County
At short time ago, today Tuesday, from about 12:05PM to about !2:35PM, on my way driving back to Ohio after a short two day visit to our place in Clearwater, I went by the location Alice Horst had reported the two Whooping Cranes back on August 11th. They were right where she said they would be. The location is, from Exit 329 on I-75, go west about two miles, turn right onto CR475, go north about a half mile. They are easily seen just southwest of the intersection of NW92nd and CR475. In years past they have been found just to the west in this general area.


Bob Lane / Clearwater

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Date: 8/16/16 4:49 am
From: Steve Petruniak <raeliancaver...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Swallow-Tailed Kite Sightings Short Weekend Report !
This past weekend after doing some extensive traveling I discovered a Great New STKI hotspot for any STKI Sighters that are still looking out there ! When traveling west on HWY 42 just before entering the town of Paisley in Lake County & when in sight of a very high Cell Tower on the left and just before a very big Fire station I first spotted 2 weeks ago and then again this past weekend several dozen STKI's flying over both sides of the HWY and even coming right down to the ground and also seeing several Juveniles flying amongst the groups & calling out as well ! Very Cool indeed !

Also in Belleview, in Marion County at Golf Park there are at least a few STKI's that have been reported there and at least one MIKI as well !

Then later on over in Oxford in Sumter County going by some of the older melon fields there on CR 466 the STKI's are still flying high and even coming right down to the grounds as well even though there are no melons left there but apparently there are still lots & lots of Stink Bugs and Grasshoppers to feed on as well ! Hopefully they will hang around for a while longer before starting back on their long journey south to their wintering grounds in Brazil ! Fly On !


Happy Kite Sightings !

Steve Petruniak

Daytona Beach , Fl

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Date: 8/15/16 3:20 pm
From: David Dees <davidkdeesjr...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Roseate
My bad, never was worth a flip at spelling. Two Roseate Spoonbills in
Lafayette today

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Date: 8/15/16 11:55 am
From: David Dees <davidkdeesjr...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Rosetta Spoonbill
First time I spotted Rosetta's in Layette County. South side of Tenmile
Pond on Pine st

David and Kym Dees


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Date: 8/15/16 11:48 am
From: Mark and Linda Schocken <mjschocken...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birds at Robert K Rees Memorial Park
Linda and I went birding this morning at Robert K Rees Memorial Park. Notable birds seen were a gray kingbird, a great-crested flycatcher, a reddish egret and prairie warblers (both male and female).

Mark and Linda Schocken
Odessa, Florida

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Date: 8/14/16 8:39 pm
From: Richard Hattaway <000000538fb1d50d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] American Golden-Plover. Flagler Co.
Thanks For the heads up and great find Michael.. . Today Sunday at 7:30am I went looking and rediscovered your bird.. It was with about 50 Killdeer, not sure but I think we could have 2, I will review my pictures to see.. I had the bird on the south end , center and north end of the field..in about 2 hours time so it was moving around,.. After a while I left and drove around the area to look for other birds and when I came back at about 10:30 all the peeps were gone couldn't find any in the sod field.. But a great find, now let's find a European to finish off the year..

Richard Hattaway

Dade City Fl..

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Date: 8/14/16 2:10 pm
From: Roy Morris <beetlesandbirds...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Saddle Creek Pk, Lakeland FL, Polk co.
Kathy and I birded Saddle Creek Park nature Trail today. Hot with lots of
mosquitoes! There were several groups of birds with lots of Northern
Parulas. Overall a nice walk.

Warblers seen:
Prothonotary 7
La Waterthrush 2
Yellow 1
American Redstart 2
Yellow-throated 4
Parula 25+
Black & White 5
Ovenbird 2

For once the warblers out numbered the Blue-gray Gnatcatchers!

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Lakeland, FL
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Date: 8/14/16 11:22 am
From: Daniel Estabrooks <000000078b08fc2d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 8/12/16
No need to worry about Circle B. It's averaging more than a report per day on eBird this year. If anything, the Polk County locals need to broaden their horizons a bit and hit up some of the great under-birded sites in the county, like Loyce Harpe Park & Tenoroc FMA :-)
But great reporting nonetheless, Ed. You always manage to find things at Circle B that I don't see. Loved your Gray Kingbird particularly. That's a fantastic county bird :-)
Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL

On Friday, August 12, 2016 9:19 PM, "<dotrobbins...>" <dotrobbins...> wrote:


Thanks for your reports, Ed.  It's nice to know someone is canvassing this great bird spot on a regular basis. Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs

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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 8/12/16
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:15:31 -0400

Hello Birders.     Out to Circle B Bar Reserve Southeast of Lakeland from 7:30 till 11:00; it was nice to see the Fall migration has begun. Last week a light phase Short-tailed Hawk was photographed at the reserve and 2 days ago a Yellow-billed Cuckoo.     This morning's best birds: 1 Prothonotary, 5 Yellow, 3 Northern Parula, 3 Prairie and 1 Yellow-throated Warbler, 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 2 Great Crested Flycatcher. Also a few Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Tufted Titmice and Carolina Wren. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks including a hen with a brood of 7 ducklings.      Last week at Lower Green Swamp Preserve there was a Fox Squirrel feeding in the parking-lot area; also saw a Bobcat, at least 30 Eastern Bluebirds, mostly on the eastern leg of the central loop just past the headquarters and past the bridge, also a Carolina Chickadee. Good Birding and God Bless. Ed RizerWinter Haven, Fl. To subscribe, unsubscribe or view archives of the brdbrain listserv list, please visit us on the web at: http://listserv.usf.edu/archives/brdbrain.html To set to no mail send a message: SET BRDBRAIN NOMAIL to <LISTSERV...> To reinstate mail service after NOMAIL send a message: SET BRDBRAIN MAIL to <LISTSERV...> Report any problems to the listserv administrator: <listadmin...> ____________________________________________________________________________To subscribe, unsubscribe or view archives of the brdbrain listserv list,please visit us on the web at:http://listserv.usf.edu/archives/brdbrain.htmlTo set to no mail send a message: SET BRDBRAIN NOMAIL <toLISTSERV...> reinstate mail service after NOMAIL send a message: SET BRDBRAIN MAIL <toLISTSERV...> any problems to the listserv administrator: <listadmin...>


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Date: 8/14/16 9:30 am
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
Sorry--when I tested that first link, it didn't work...for me, anyway. To see the current breeding maps, go to: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba/index.cfm?fa=explore.ProjectHome&BBA_ID=FL2011 On the left side of this page, select "Results" "by species". I think everyone can access this. Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs


On Aug 14, 2016, at 12:16 PM, <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...> wrote:If the subject of this thread is breeding of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in Florida, check out the latest Breeding Bird Atlas map. http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba/index.cfm?fa=explore.ResultsBySpecies BBA 2 is nearing its conclusion, after 5 years of effort. These maps, and the resources that will soon be produced from the raw data, are the best source for info on breeding birds in Florida. When there's a question of whether a species is a local breeder, or a migrant, this can help with that decision...though of course there are times when both migrants and breeders share the same area at the same time of year. The maps from BBA 1 are also available for comparison with how things were 25 years ago. At this location: http://www.fosbirds.org/content/breeding-bird-atlas-i Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs---------- Original Message ----------From: Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...>To: <BRDBRAIN...>: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating southDate: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:12:37 -0400Hello Joe, All; Joe I like your photo of the 6 pack of hummers. I've been seeing hummingbirds at Circle B Bar since mid April and some of my photo buddies were seeing them in February. I guess the ones I was seeing in April could've been return migration and the ones now are heading South but it seems there's a couple that live out there year round. There's a big Firebush at the South end of the parking-lot and the hummingbirds come to feed about once every 10 minutes or so; they only stay about 30 seconds and then they're off to their perch. Ed RizerWinter Haven Fl. To subscribe, unsubscribe or view archives of the brdbrain listserv list,please visit us on the web at:http://listserv.usf.edu/archives/brdbrain.htmlTo set to no mail send a message: SET BRDBRAIN NOMAIL <toLISTSERV...> reinstate mail service after NOMAIL send a message: SET BRDBRAIN MAIL <toLISTSERV...> any problems to the listserv administrator: <listadmin...> To subscribe, unsubscribe or view archives of the brdbrain listserv list, please visit us on the web at: http://listserv.usf.edu/archives/brdbrain.html To set to no mail send a message: SET BRDBRAIN NOMAIL to <LISTSERV...> To reinstate mail service after NOMAIL send a message: SET BRDBRAIN MAIL to <LISTSERV...> Report any problems to the listserv administrator: <listadmin...> ____________________________________________________________________________

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Date: 8/14/16 9:17 am
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
If the subject of this thread is breeding of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in Florida, check out the latest Breeding Bird Atlas map. http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba/index.cfm?fa=explore.ResultsBySpecies BBA 2 is nearing its conclusion, after 5 years of effort. These maps, and the resources that will soon be produced from the raw data, are the best source for info on breeding birds in Florida. When there's a question of whether a species is a local breeder, or a migrant, this can help with that decision...though of course there are times when both migrants and breeders share the same area at the same time of year. The maps from BBA 1 are also available for comparison with how things were 25 years ago. At this location: http://www.fosbirds.org/content/breeding-bird-atlas-i Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs

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From: Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...>
To: <BRDBRAIN...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:12:37 -0400

Hello Joe, All; Joe I like your photo of the 6 pack of hummers.
I've been seeing hummingbirds at Circle B Bar since mid April and some of my photo buddies were seeing them in February. I guess the ones I was seeing in April could've been return migration and the ones now are heading South but it seems there's a couple that live out there year round. There's a big Firebush at the South end of the parking-lot and the hummingbirds come to feed about once every 10 minutes or so; they only stay about 30 seconds and then they're off to their perch.

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 8/14/16 6:12 am
From: Eddie Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
Hello Joe, All; Joe I like your photo of the 6 pack of hummers.
I've been seeing hummingbirds at Circle B Bar since mid April and some of my photo buddies were seeing them in February. I guess the ones I was seeing in April could've been return migration and the ones now are heading South but it seems there's a couple that live out there year round. There's a big Firebush at the South end of the parking-lot and the hummingbirds come to feed about once every 10 minutes or so; they only stay about 30 seconds and then they're off to their perch.

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven Fl.

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Date: 8/14/16 5:03 am
From: Renne Leatto <renne...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
We’ve had native firebush and salvia for 15 years, but it didn’t bring them here. No coral honeysuckle though. Need to try that.



Renee Leato

Windermere, Orange County







From: Amber [mailto:<wild.lifefl...>]
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 7:47 AM
To: Renne Leatto <renne...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south



As soon as I put out native firebush, native salvia, and native coral honeysuckle they came! Now for the last 4 years I've had a nesting female and a male that stay all summer. Mama only brings the kids to the plants, not the feeders.

Amber Higginbotham Bobbitt

Livin' the Florida Wild Life!




On Aug 14, 2016, at 7:42 AM, Renne Leatto <renne...> <mailto:<renne...> > wrote:

I’ve lived in my home in west Orange County for 18 years and I never saw a hummingbird here – until last week! We used to put feeders out but never attracted them. Now, with no feeder, I had one. I only saw it twice on one day and not again. But it was a big deal for me, at this location.

Previously, I had only seen hummingbirds in Florida near the Gulf coast. (Big change from CA and OR, where we had dozens in our yard all summer.)





Renee Leato

Windermere, Orange County







From: Joe Misiaszek [mailto:<jjmjrfl...>]
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 2:38 PM
Subject: Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south



Alice Horst’s post and comment prompted this comment. Her bird was most probably an immature male Ruby-throat that fledged in May in the Ocala area. Alice’s comment indicates it has been present in her yard since July which strongly suggests the breeding occurred in Fl.



We spend the summers in MA. In the same cottage I grew up in, out in the woods (very rural), but hummers we have in abundance by FL. comparisons, all RTHU’s, I have never seen a western hummer here but the state has records of other species, usually in late Sep.-Oct.



Since the 3rd week of Jul., migration of hummingbirds has been evident with 75-100 hummers visiting the feeders daily. This week based on sugar solution consumed we have probably passed the peak numbers of hummers passing through. Previously I was putting out 1 ½-2 qt. of solution, this week 1-1 ½ qt. Not as impressive a sight as 100’s of Mississippi Kites and Swallow- tailed Kites but lots of fun to watch as well.



Joe Misiaszek

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Date: 8/14/16 4:42 am
From: Renne Leatto <renne...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
Ive lived in my home in west Orange County for 18 years and I never saw a
hummingbird here until last week! We used to put feeders out but never
attracted them. Now, with no feeder, I had one. I only saw it twice on one
day and not again. But it was a big deal for me, at this location.

Previously, I had only seen hummingbirds in Florida near the Gulf coast.
(Big change from CA and OR, where we had dozens in our yard all summer.)





Renee Leato

Windermere, Orange County







From: Joe Misiaszek [mailto:<jjmjrfl...>]
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 2:38 PM
Subject: Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south



Alice Horsts post and comment prompted this comment. Her bird was most
probably an immature male Ruby-throat that fledged in May in the Ocala area.
Alices comment indicates it has been present in her yard since July which
strongly suggests the breeding occurred in Fl.



We spend the summers in MA. In the same cottage I grew up in, out in the
woods (very rural), but hummers we have in abundance by FL. comparisons, all
RTHUs, I have never seen a western hummer here but the state has records
of other species, usually in late Sep.-Oct.



Since the 3rd week of Jul., migration of hummingbirds has been evident with
75-100 hummers visiting the feeders daily. This week based on sugar solution
consumed we have probably passed the peak numbers of hummers passing
through. Previously I was putting out 1 -2 qt. of solution, this week 1-1
qt. Not as impressive a sight as 100s of Mississippi Kites and Swallow-
tailed Kites but lots of fun to watch as well.



Joe Misiaszek

Lakeland & Sturbridge, MA









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Date: 8/13/16 5:02 pm
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers.larids...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] American Golden-Plover. Flagler Co.
Today I found an American Golden-Plover in a sod field on rt 305, about 1/2 mile south of the intersection with rt304. The bird is noticeably golden brown with some black still on the under tail coverts, no black axillars and no white rump as would be the case in Black-bellied Plover. The bird was several hundred yards out so a scope is required. There are also several Pectoral and Least Sandpipers.
Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL


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Date: 8/13/16 12:31 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
I apologize for not naming the critter in my picture yesterday. Somehow it never dawned on me that some people don't know Sherman’s Fox Squirrel…. How naive of me!
People post picture of birds that I do not recognize or am confused about without a label.

These SFSs are almost always on the loop where I do a good bit of birding, my Sumter County Loop, I call it.
We also have the SFSs on some of our golf courses here in The Villages.
I didn’t think they were a big deal until I received an email yesterday asking me to please send the information to Florida Fish and Wildlife’s Fox Squirrel Registry.
Well, I learn something every single day!!!!!


Alice Horst
Marion County, Fl
<ahorst...>



> On Aug 13, 2016, at 1:55 PM, Renne Leatto <renne...> wrote:
>
> Thanks to everyone for answering that it was Sherman’s Fox Squirrel – a squirrely critter which has so far out-foxed me and can’t yet be added to my Mammal List!
>
> But I’ve seen plenty of pics of it. If the tail showed in the pic, I would have known it wasn’t some sort of marsh rat.
>
> If anyone knows a fairly sure place to see this squirrel species, please let me know J
>
>
> Renee Leato
> Windermere, Orange County
>
>
>
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Date: 8/13/16 11:37 am
From: Joe Misiaszek <jjmjrfl...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Humming-birds elsewhere and migrating south
Alice Horsts post and comment prompted this comment. Her bird was most
probably an immature male Ruby-throat that fledged in May in the Ocala area.
Alices comment indicates it has been present in her yard since July which
strongly suggests the breeding occurred in Fl.



We spend the summers in MA. In the same cottage I grew up in, out in the
woods (very rural), but hummers we have in abundance by FL. comparisons, all
RTHUs, I have never seen a western hummer here but the state has records
of other species, usually in late Sep.-Oct.



Since the 3rd week of Jul., migration of hummingbirds has been evident with
75-100 hummers visiting the feeders daily. This week based on sugar solution
consumed we have probably passed the peak numbers of hummers passing
through. Previously I was putting out 1 -2 qt. of solution, this week 1-1
qt. Not as impressive a sight as 100s of Mississippi Kites and Swallow-
tailed Kites but lots of fun to watch as well.



Joe Misiaszek

Lakeland & Sturbridge, MA






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Date: 8/13/16 10:55 am
From: Renne Leatto <renne...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
Thanks to everyone for answering that it was Sherman’s Fox Squirrel – a squirrely critter which has so far out-foxed me and can’t yet be added to my Mammal List!

But I’ve seen plenty of pics of it. If the tail showed in the pic, I would have known it wasn’t some sort of marsh rat.

If anyone knows a fairly sure place to see this squirrel species, please let me know :)





Renee Leato

Windermere, Orange County








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Date: 8/13/16 4:29 am
From: Roy Peterson <scrubjay33...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] tonight in my yard - Marion County
Hi Alice, your RTHU, based on the white tips on the outer tail feathers and the lack of a black chin, appears to be a "him" not a "her"
Roy Peterson, DeBary.


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Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 10:57 PM
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] tonight in my yard - Marion County

At 7:30pm, as storm was approaching, I noticed my Ruby-throated Hummingbird in my Coral Honeysuckle shrub.He was just sitting there. He would fly off and come back to the same twig, then take some honey and fly off…. then back again, same routine.  The pictures are not good, I know, because of shooting through both glass door and screen.He’s a cutie and he makes me happy!The little spot on the throat appears dark in the pictures, but was red in some views.He is here all summer but I rarely see him because I am not here to see him.


Some days are good days to stay home and go birding!
Alice Horst, Marion <Countyahorst...>


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Date: 8/13/16 3:28 am
From: Ken Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Orange Yellow Warbler, Green Key
Hello,

The Yellow Warbler migration at Green Key is in full swing with the arrival yesterday of the first adult male birds. The first fall Yellow Warblers have been arriving there since the last week in July. One of the males yesterday has a surprising orange hued plumage?

Ken Tracey
New Port Richey FL

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Date: 8/12/16 7:57 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] tonight in my yard - Marion County
At 7:30pm, as storm was approaching, I noticed my Ruby-throated Hummingbird in my Coral Honeysuckle shrub.
He was just sitting there. He would fly off and come back to the same twig, then take some honey and fly off…. then back again, same routine.
The pictures are not good, I know, because of shooting through both glass door and screen.
He’s a cutie and he makes me happy!
The little spot on the throat appears dark in the pictures, but was red in some views.
He is here all summer but I rarely see him because I am not here to see him.



Some days are good days to stay home and go birding!

Alice Horst, Marion County
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Date: 8/12/16 6:18 pm
From: <dotrobbins...> <dotrobbins...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 8/12/16
Thanks for your reports, Ed. It's nice to know someone is canvassing this great bird spot on a regular basis. Dotty RobbinsHigh Springs

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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 8/12/16
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:15:31 -0400


Hello Birders. Out to Circle B Bar Reserve Southeast of Lakeland from 7:30 till 11:00; it was nice to see the Fall migration has begun. Last week a light phase Short-tailed Hawk was photographed at the reserve and 2 days ago a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. This morning's best birds: 1 Prothonotary, 5 Yellow, 3 Northern Parula, 3 Prairie and 1 Yellow-throated Warbler, 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 2 Great Crested Flycatcher. Also a few Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Tufted Titmice and Carolina Wren. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks including a hen with a brood of 7 ducklings. Last week at Lower Green Swamp Preserve there was a Fox Squirrel feeding in the parking-lot area; also saw a Bobcat, at least 30 Eastern Bluebirds, mostly on the eastern leg of the central loop just past the headquarters and past the bridge, also a Carolina Chickadee. Good Birding and God Bless. Ed RizerWinter Haven, Fl. To subscribe, unsubscribe or view archives of the brdbrain listserv list, please visit us on the web at: http://listserv.usf.edu/archives/brdbrain.html To set to no mail send a message: SET BRDBRAIN NOMAIL to <LISTSERV...> To reinstate mail service after NOMAIL send a message: SET BRDBRAIN MAIL to <LISTSERV...> Report any problems to the listserv administrator: <listadmin...> ____________________________________________________________________________

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Date: 8/12/16 4:02 pm
From: David Hartgrove <birdman9...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
And to follow up on Rex’s post, here’s a link to the FWC page <http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/mammals/land/fox-squirrel/> where the first sentence mentions the possibility of having a black one.

A couple of years back there was a request posted by a researcher looking for reports of aberrant colored squirrels. However in that case I think she was referring to the regular Eastern Gray Squirrel.

David Hartgrove
Daytona Beach, FL



> On Aug 12, 2016, at 6:53 PM, Renne Leatto <renne...> wrote:
>
> What is the rodent? Anyone know?
>
>
> Renee Leato
> Windermere, Orange County
>
>
>
> From: Alice Horst [mailto:<ahorst...> <mailto:<ahorst...>]
> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 1:59 PM
> Subject: Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
>
> My usual loop in Sumter County + I scoped the pond at 475/246s as well as I could.
> Barn Swallows - many
> American Kestrel - on wires
> Eastern Kingbird(s) on fence and flying
> Cattle Egrets - hundreds
> Eastern Meadowlark - 1
> Killdeer - many - in harvested melon field on 246
>
> ALSO in harvested melon field:
> <image001.jpg>
> This guy and a friend were eating something in the field!
>
>
> In pond:
> Wood Storks dozens, flying, standing in pond
> Pied Billed Grebe
> Black-bellied Whistling-duck(s) at least 14
> Least Sandpipers several
> Killdeer - many
> Spotted Sandpiper -1- (bobbing up and down, no spots on breast)
> Tricolored, Great Blue, Little Blue Herons
> Great, Snowy Egrets
> Glossy Ibis 2
> Common Gallinule - 7
> Black Vultures, Turkey Vultures 2
> Other Shorebirds that I couldn’t ID - too far away
>
> Alice Horst, Marion County FL
> <ahorst...> <mailto:<ahorst...>
>
>
>
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Date: 8/12/16 3:55 pm
From: Rex Rowan <rexrowan...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
Sherman's Fox Squirrel.

Rex Rowan
Gainesville

On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 6:53 PM, Renne Leatto <renne...> wrote:

> What is the rodent? Anyone know?
>
>
>
>
>
> Renee Leato
>
> Windermere, Orange County
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Alice Horst [mailto:<ahorst...>]
> *Sent:* Friday, August 12, 2016 1:59 PM
> *Subject:* Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
>
>
>
> My usual loop in Sumter County + I scoped the pond at 475/246s as well as
> I could.
>
> Barn Swallows - many
>
> American Kestrel - on wires
>
> Eastern Kingbird(s) on fence and flying
>
> Cattle Egrets - hundreds
>
> Eastern Meadowlark - 1
>
> Killdeer - many - in harvested melon field on 246
>
>
>
> ALSO in harvested melon field:
>
> This guy and a friend were eating something in the field!
>
>
>
>
>
> In pond:
>
> Wood Storks dozens, flying, standing in pond
>
> Pied Billed Grebe
>
> Black-bellied Whistling-duck(s) at least 14
>
> Least Sandpipers several
>
> Killdeer - many
>
> Spotted Sandpiper -1- (bobbing up and down, no spots on breast)
>
> Tricolored, Great Blue, Little Blue Herons
>
> Great, Snowy Egrets
>
> Glossy Ibis 2
>
> Common Gallinule - 7
>
> Black Vultures, Turkey Vultures 2
>
> Other Shorebirds that I couldn’t ID - too far away
>
>
>
> Alice Horst, Marion County FL
>
> <ahorst...>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 8/12/16 3:53 pm
From: Renne Leatto <renne...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
What is the rodent? Anyone know?





Renee Leato

Windermere, Orange County







From: Alice Horst [mailto:<ahorst...>]
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 1:59 PM
Subject: Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475



My usual loop in Sumter County + I scoped the pond at 475/246s as well as I could.

Barn Swallows - many

American Kestrel - on wires

Eastern Kingbird(s) on fence and flying

Cattle Egrets - hundreds

Eastern Meadowlark - 1

Killdeer - many - in harvested melon field on 246



ALSO in harvested melon field:



This guy and a friend were eating something in the field!





In pond:

Wood Storks dozens, flying, standing in pond

Pied Billed Grebe

Black-bellied Whistling-duck(s) at least 14

Least Sandpipers several

Killdeer - many

Spotted Sandpiper -1- (bobbing up and down, no spots on breast)

Tricolored, Great Blue, Little Blue Herons

Great, Snowy Egrets

Glossy Ibis 2

Common Gallinule - 7

Black Vultures, Turkey Vultures 2

Other Shorebirds that I couldn’t ID - too far away



Alice Horst, Marion County FL

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Date: 8/12/16 2:15 pm
From: Ed Rizer <eddierizer...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Circle B Bar Reserve 8/12/16
Hello Birders.
Out to Circle B Bar Reserve Southeast of Lakeland from 7:30 till
11:00; it was nice to see the Fall migration has begun. Last week a light
phase Short-tailed Hawk was photographed at the reserve and 2 days ago a
Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
This morning's best birds: 1 Prothonotary, 5 Yellow, 3 Northern
Parula, 3 Prairie and 1 Yellow-throated Warbler, 2 Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds, 2 Great Crested Flycatcher. Also a few Blue-gray
Gnatcatchers, Tufted Titmice and Carolina Wren. Black-bellied Whistling
Ducks including a hen with a brood of 7 ducklings.
Last week at Lower Green Swamp Preserve there was a Fox Squirrel
feeding in the parking-lot area; also saw a Bobcat, at least 30 Eastern
Bluebirds, mostly on the eastern leg of the central loop just past the
headquarters and past the bridge, also a Carolina Chickadee. Good Birding
and God Bless.

Ed Rizer
Winter Haven, Fl.

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Date: 8/12/16 1:47 pm
From: Mark and Barbara Stampfl <stampfls...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Sawgrass Lake park
I would like to drive over to Sawgrass tomorrow (8/13) am. Wondering if there has been
any recent sightings of warblers today?

Thank you.
Barbara Stampfl
Lakeland, FL
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Date: 8/12/16 10:59 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Birding Sumter County loop - 475-246-246s-475
My usual loop in Sumter County + I scoped the pond at 475/246s as well as I could.
Barn Swallows - many
American Kestrel - on wires
Eastern Kingbird(s) on fence and flying
Cattle Egrets - hundreds
Eastern Meadowlark - 1
Killdeer - many - in harvested melon field on 246

ALSO in harvested melon field:

This guy and a friend were eating something in the field!


In pond:
Wood Storks dozens, flying, standing in pond
Pied Billed Grebe
Black-bellied Whistling-duck(s) at least 14
Least Sandpipers several
Killdeer - many
Spotted Sandpiper -1- (bobbing up and down, no spots on breast)
Tricolored, Great Blue, Little Blue Herons
Great, Snowy Egrets
Glossy Ibis 2
Common Gallinule - 7
Black Vultures, Turkey Vultures 2
Other Shorebirds that I couldn’t ID - too far away

Alice Horst, Marion County FL
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Date: 8/11/16 2:10 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Whooping Cranes - Sumter County!!!!
My birding buddy, Donna Schromm, and I were lucky enough to see 2 Whooping Cranes, today.
At 12:45 the 2 birds were in a field on west side of cr475, 1/4 mile (+/-) north of RT44.

The SAFEST place to watch them was from NW 92nd Road off of cr475. This is an entrance to a non-development. Now it is just a dead end street. You can easily park there. RT 475 has a lot of traffic where you don’t want to park.

I am attaching pictures that I took today.
There are bands on these birds and I will go back tomorrow to try to ID what the bands are.
I can’t predict that the birds will be in that field tomorrow, but could be close by.

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



Alice Horst
Marion County, FL
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Date: 8/9/16 7:03 am
From: Mark Eden <000000238cffadbe-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] WV birding advice
I am going to martinsburg WV on 9/9/16 and will be there a few days. I really only have one day to bird. I would like to find some early migrants if there around. would love a cerulean warbler but according to ebird it seem there only around in may and june. does any one know of good spots nearby that I could go to? any help would be great.


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palm bay fl

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Date: 8/9/16 6:00 am
From: Ken Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Juvenile Florida Scrub-jays
Hello,

This past weekend we found 2 juvenile Florida Scrub-jays on the steps of the abandon building at the Big Scrub Campground. This is located at the intersection of two dirt roads in the Ocala National Forest, 127th St. and SE 241st Ave.

Ken Tracey
New Port Richey FL

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Date: 8/9/16 4:02 am
From: Ron Smith <rsmithbirds...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Recent Pinellas Sightings (9 Aug 2016)
Good morning,

In recent days Pinellas has experienced a few of the expected early fall
migrants. Sue Tavaglione photo'd a Kentucky Warbler (below) in her St. Pete
backyard on the 4th. She then found Pinellas' first fall Cerulean at
Sawgrass Lake Park on the 5th. Ceruleans have been reported at Sawgrass
every day since including as many as 3 seen there yesterday by Eric Haney.
1-2 Blackburnians have been there the past two days and the county's
earliest fall Worm-eating was there on the 7th. The best area has been in
the oaks at the far end of the parking lot.

Tom Mast had several Hooded Warblers and others (LA Waterthrush, Yellow
included) at John Chesnut Park over the weekend while Jim McGinity saw an
American Redstart in his yard on the 7th. Yesterday Eric Plage reported two
Cliff Swallows at Fort De Soto Park (FDP).

Black Terns are numerous at Gandy Bridge and the evening roost of
Magnificent Frigatebirds at Jackass Key, just north of FDP, is estimated at
500+. More migrants are expected today with this morning's sky still very
cloudy and rain predicted again.



Ron Smith
St. Pete, FL



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Date: 8/8/16 8:53 am
From: Andy Kratter <kratter...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] FOSRC meeting
That should be Pacific Golden-Plover!
Andy Kratter
Gainesville, Florida

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Date: 8/8/16 8:35 am
From: Andy Kratter <kratter...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] FOSRC meeting
The FOS Records Committee met Sunday 7 August. We added three new species to the Florida State List (European Storm-petrel, American Golden-Plover, Cuban Vireo). Two species (Great White Pelican, Caribbean/Cuban/Sinaloa martin), that would also be new additions to the State List, were tabled to gather more information. The new list total for Florida is 524 species. Two members are leaving the Committee: Cameron Cox and Ed Kwater. I thank them for their great service and we will miss their expertise. We will be selecting new members to fill these slots soon. The five remaining members are myself (acting Secretary), David Goodwin, Michael Brothers, Rafael Galvez, and Elliot Schunke. I will be corresponding with all people who submitted records over the next few weeks with details.

Andy Kratter
Secretary FOSRC
Gainesville, FL

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Date: 8/7/16 6:48 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Marion County birding around Nancy Lopez Golf Course, The Villages
Always something to see - birding by golf cart:

3 American White Pelicans
7 Egyptian Geese
2 Anhinga
4 Double-crested Cormorants
25+ Mallard (domestic)
1 Mourning Dove
1 Osprey
1 American Kestrel (HOMELESS)

1 Kestrel Nest Box covered and filled with BEEs







Every day is a great day to go birding!

Alice Horst
Mario County Fl.
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Date: 8/7/16 9:38 am
From: Melissa James <melruns42k...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] UPDATE: Unusual Heron - Ft Desoto, Pinellas County - hybrid
Good Afternoon,

I did not get any expert opinions on this heron via BrdBrains so I sent
the photos to Tony Leukering who ran the ABA bird quiz for many years.
After reviewing these and other photos of the bird, he believes this to be
a hybrid.

It has been hanging out at the Gulf Pier in Ft Desoto for any interesting
in observing.


Thanks,
Melissa James
Palm Harbor, Fl


On 7/31/16, 6:09 PM, "Melissa James" <melruns42k...> wrote:

>Good Afternoon,
>
>I photographed this unusual heron at Ft Desoto park this morning in
>Pinellas County. While it appears to be a young Great Blue Heron it is
>very pale, completely lacking a crown stripe or head plumes and has solid
>yellow lores. The all black legs ruled out a young white-morph for me.
>
>I'd be very interested in opinions on whether this is just an oddly
>colored Great Blue Heron or a hybrid of some sort?
>
>
>Thanks so much,
>
>Melissa James
>Palm Harbor, FL

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Date: 8/6/16 5:29 am
From: Margaret England <sta5birding...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] STA 5/6
For information about STA 5/6 access. Driving Trips resuming September 10 (
online reservations required) , Friday Van Trips with the Clewiston Museum
(reservations required) , or Walking/Bicycle access go to:
www.hendrygladesaudubon.org <http://www.hendrygladesaudubon.org>



During the summer early morning or late afternoon walking or bicycle visits
Friday- Monday during daylight hours beginning at the Deer Fence Public
Access Parking Lot are suggested.



Margaret England

LaBelle

For information or reservation for driving trips September 2016-December
2017

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Date: 8/6/16 4:54 am
From: John Jones <johnjonesbirder...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] RFI Brown's Farm Rd and STA 5 (south Lake Okeechobee area)
Hello Florida Birders-

I will be visiting the Ft. Lauderdale area next week and would like to take
some time to head over to the Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake
Okeechobee. In checking for recent sightings on eBird, there are two areas
that seem worth visiting. These are Brown's Farm Rd and STA 5. I have a
couple questions about the two areas, if someone would be willing to
provide any answers:

Brown's Farm Rd:
This eBird hotspot is one location, but the road appears to run for ~10
miles. My questions about it are:
1. It looks like the road has the same name on both sides of what appears
to be some sort of canal. Which side of the canal is better to drive on
(east or west)?
2. One of the highlights mentioned recently is a pond that is hosting a
good array of shorebirds (Wilson's Phalarope, Stilt Sandpiper, etc). Does
anyone have a GPS point or directions to that pond? From the
floridasuncoastbirding blog, it looks like it is somewhere near the north
end of the road.
3. Is there a good area for Fulvous Whistling-Ducks along that road?

STA 5:
I can't find clear information on this site online. Some older webpages say
it is closed to the public except for scheduled Audubon trips, but a few
sites say there is a kiosk and trail that is open from sunrise-sunset. I
have a few questions about this site:
1. Is this location publicly accessible outside of scheduled tours?
2. If there is a kiosk and parking area, roughly where is this parking
located?
3. It looks like a pretty big site. Is there a particular area of the
complex for species like Snail Kite?

One last question:
If I am driving between these two areas, it looks like I have to pass
through the town of Belle Glade, and it looks like there are a couple of
Shiny Cowbirds at the Marina. Not having been to this location before, does
anyone have thoughts on locating these birds in that area?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on any of these questions.

John Jones
Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado

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Date: 8/5/16 4:34 pm
From: PHYLLIS & HOWARD <hpmans...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Migration(Brevard County)
With temperatures reaching 90 degrees, it hardly seems like it’s time for fall migration. Nevertheless it’s happening! Karen and I have done a trek each week (in early hours) of July to MINWR. Our totals were in the 60’s, but this week~70 species since Karen heard an Eastern Screech Owl and found a Black and White Warbler. By the way, a large sign at refuge said Blackpoint Dr. would be closed from 8 August to 9 September~just in time for fall migration!!!

17 shorebirds species appeared this week including: both yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plover and Sandpiper, Least Sandpipers, Spotted Sandpiper(10 last week), Stilt Sandpiper, American Avocet, lovely reddish Short-billed Dowitcher and Red Knot(Pumphouse), a few Wilson’s Plover. West Gator has been productive for shorebirds. Sanderling(with plenty of red still) and Belted Kingfisher appeared about three weeks ago. Mottled Ducks are plentiful on Blackpoint and Blue-winged Teal have arrived. We didn’t see the Black Tern today, but it has been regular at stop # 4 on Blackpoint with other gulls and terns.

We’ve seen Northern Parula, Black and White, Prairie, Yellow-throated Warblers both at refuge and Lori Wilson.

When I’ve been to Viera Wetlands, early am, the Click Ponds area has not be open; Jim Stahl said he goes in the afternoons and it’s usually always open, apparently the job of volunteers(who are not early risers?). We were nearby this week and went around 11-12 am; it was open, definitely worth going, with hundreds of wading birds and Black Vultures, several White Pelican, many shorebirds(13 species), including Red-necked Phalarope(south pond) and Pectoral Sandpiper(north pond). A Bald Eagle came by to momentarily move the sandpipers.

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

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Date: 8/5/16 4:24 pm
From: Doug.W <dwassme1...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] RFI Sumter County Shorebirding
Hi:



We plan to look for shorebirds in Sumter County this August. We would
appreciate any advice on what roads to drive and/or what temporary &
permanent ponds and other sites to check. TIA!



Doug Wassmer & Lilian Saul

Tampa, FL


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Date: 8/5/16 4:30 am
From: Ken Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Orange Bishop & Shiny Cowbirds Green Key
Hello,

Found a Orange Bishop at Green Key. Interesting attached photo shows the bishop and two cowbirds. The glossy bird on the right is an obvious adult male Shiny, but the center bird I believe is a juvenile male Shiny Cowbird, The black pointed bill is a good characteristic for that ID and that it is molting into a black plumage. This also offers good proof of a local nesting for Shiny Cowbird.

Ken Tracey
New Port Richey FL

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Date: 8/4/16 7:19 pm
From: Eve Parks <hrparks...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Requesting info about visiting Hawk Mountain, PA
Hello, Everyone,



In planning a trip to Pennsylvania this fall, I have read everything I can
find online about visiting Hawk Mount during fall migration, but wonder if
anyone has personal experience that would be helpful. I am particularly
interested in any of the following:

when you visited and what you saw

the weather on the mountain when you were there

tips for a successful visit

good lodging and dining in the area

other nearby birding locations

any information you think useful.

I would very much appreciate anyone who has time to respond. Just email me
off the listserv.



Thank you very much.

Eve Parks

Deltona, FL


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Date: 8/3/16 10:51 am
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Release of Swallow-tailed Kite chick in Sumter County
A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Gina Kent (who climbs trees and radio-collars Swallow-tailed Kites) of Avian Research and Conservation Institute in Gainesville asking about good STKI feeding fields for the purpose of releasing a rehabilitated STKI chick.
The chick had been rescued in Titusville after its parent died and was currently at Avian Reconditioning Center in Apopka.
A few of us researched good foraging Kite fields and a field in Oxford was chosen for the release of the chick today.
Carol McCorkle of ARC arrived with the chick at 10:00am where a few of us from The Village Birders had gathered to watch.
Some STKIs were flying quite far away. When Carol got the STKI out of its container, she found a broken tail feather. What to do??? Well, she and her husband got out the SUPERGLUE and re-attached the feather. Apparently this has been done for years! Carol called it “IMPing”.
Then the good part: Chick was screeching, which was good because it might bring birds in closer.
Soon Carol thought enough STKIs were near and it was time to let go.
ZOOM, chick was off and flying. The chick stayed nearby for a bit but we then saw him catching a grasshopper!!!! Release was a success!


Village Birders




IMPing the feather on the STKI (glueing it back on)



“I’m READY to GO!"




Checking the feathers.



THANKS!

Thank you to Gina for asking me to participate in this, thank you to Carol for taking care of the STKI and driving him up from Appoka.

Every day is a GREAT day to go birding!

Alice Horst
Marion County, FL

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Date: 8/2/16 7:39 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] birding in Sumter County
Needing a bird-fix, I drove one of my usual routes: cr475-246-246s-cr475-44.
Had a few birds.
Eastern Bluebirds-2
Eastern Kingbirds -2
Eastern Meadowlark-1
Pileated Woodpecker-1
Cattle Egrets- 100’s in old melon fields
American Crows-too many to count - in fields, in trees, in sky
American Kestrel-1 hunting for supper

Then at the pond on the west side of cr475 north of 246s, as I was driving by, I spotted something PINK. The speed limit is 55MPH with no shoulder to pull off on.
Pink could be 2 things: Roseate Spoonbill or Flamingo.
I made a U-turn, saw that there was one definite ROSP, but I couldn’t stop.
Made another U-turn and making sure there were no cars right behind me, I got one bad picture before a tractor-trailer almost ran me off the road:

I have scoped this pond previously. It’s impossible to see the entire pond because the best visibility is fromt a heavily travelled road, otherwise it’s on private property.

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











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Date: 8/1/16 2:58 pm
From: beachbirder <beachbirder...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Family Tribute To Harper Harris
Family Tribute To Harper Harris

Harper Elizabeth Harris of Titusville found ultimate peace in North Carolina on 7/19/16. She was born 9/1/01 in Rockledge FL and is survived by her parents, Mitchell and Kristen Harris. She lived in Titusville FL and Little Switzerland NC. Harper was a student at Edgewood Jr/Sr. High School on Merritt Island, where she played violin in the orchestra and was a member of the track and swim teams. She spent summers in NC where she was a member of the Burnsville symphony orchestra and played fiddle with friends and family. She was a voracious reader, an avid naturalist, and had a great passion for animals.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Cocoa Village Playhouse, 300 Brevard Ave in Cocoa, FL.

The family suggests any remembrances be made in Harper's memory to the Mitchell County Animal Rescue Inc. (MCAR) —a not-for-profit humane organization where Harper volunteered. Donations may be mailed to MCAR, PO Box 308, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 or by visiting mitchellcountyanimalrescue.org .

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Date: 8/1/16 7:56 am
From: T.Donovan <donovanter...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] I'm in MA on Cape Cod...
It’s a Piping Plover, enjoy your vacation.
Terry Donovan
Windermere

From: Christopher Ferro
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Subject: [BRDBRAIN] I'm in MA on Cape Cod...

Hey 'brainers. I'm out at Cape Cod, at Morris Island (Monomoy NWR) and saw this plover. Any notion what species? (It is a slightly blurry photo) I thought immature Snowy, but that comes up as rare on eBird, and I'm not sure the leg color is right. I know this is a FL list, but hey, I'm from FL on vacation, so that counts, right?

Christopher Ferro

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Date: 8/1/16 6:31 am
From: Christopher Ferro <lonelybirder43...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] I'm in MA on Cape Cod...
Hey 'brainers. I'm out at Cape Cod, at Morris Island (Monomoy NWR) and saw
this plover. Any notion what species? (It is a slightly blurry photo) I
thought immature Snowy, but that comes up as rare on eBird, and I'm not
sure the leg color is right. I know this is a FL list, but hey, I'm from FL
on vacation, so that counts, right?

Christopher Ferro

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Date: 7/31/16 4:06 pm
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Unusual Heron - Ft Desoto, Pinellas County
Great Blue X Great Egret ????

Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
www.WilsonsWarbler.com

On Jul 31, 2016, at 6:21 PM, Cindy Russell <00000051c65ae85a-dmarc-request...> wrote:

Wacky. Is an egret of some sort? I thought Wurdemann's heron but they have light legs. I need to know what you find out!

Best regards,

Cindy

> On Jul 31, 2016, at 6:09 PM, Melissa James <melruns42k...> wrote:
>
> Good Afternoon,
>
> I photographed this unusual heron at Ft Desoto park this morning in Pinellas County. While it appears to be a young Great Blue Heron it is very pale, completely lacking a crown stripe or head plumes and has solid yellow lores. The all black legs ruled out a young white-morph for me.
>
> I'd be very interested in opinions on whether this is just an oddly colored Great Blue Heron or a hybrid of some sort?
>
>
> Thanks so much,
>
> Melissa James
> Palm Harbor, FL
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Date: 7/31/16 3:31 pm
From: Cindy Russell <00000051c65ae85a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [BRDBRAIN] Unusual Heron - Ft Desoto, Pinellas County
Wacky. Is an egret of some sort? I thought Wurdemann's heron but they have light legs. I need to know what you find out!

Best regards,

Cindy

> On Jul 31, 2016, at 6:09 PM, Melissa James <melruns42k...> wrote:
>
> Good Afternoon,
>
> I photographed this unusual heron at Ft Desoto park this morning in Pinellas County. While it appears to be a young Great Blue Heron it is very pale, completely lacking a crown stripe or head plumes and has solid yellow lores. The all black legs ruled out a young white-morph for me.
>
> I'd be very interested in opinions on whether this is just an oddly colored Great Blue Heron or a hybrid of some sort?
>
>
> Thanks so much,
>
> Melissa James
> Palm Harbor, FL
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Date: 7/31/16 3:09 pm
From: Melissa James <melruns42k...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Unusual Heron - Ft Desoto, Pinellas County
Good Afternoon,

I photographed this unusual heron at Ft Desoto park this morning in Pinellas County. While it appears to be a young Great Blue Heron it is very pale, completely lacking a crown stripe or head plumes and has solid yellow lores. The all black legs ruled out a young white-morph for me.

I'd be very interested in opinions on whether this is just an oddly colored Great Blue Heron or a hybrid of some sort?


Thanks so much,

Melissa James
Palm Harbor, FL

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Date: 7/31/16 1:43 pm
From: Cecile DeRouin <cd01741...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Amplified
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Date: 7/31/16 8:42 am
From: Ken Tracey <kftracey...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Lesser Scaup & Shiny Cowbirds
Hello,

Found a pair of Lesser Scaup at the Starkey Ranch Development along with 2 Stilt Sandpipers. Out at Green Key early this morning we had 3 Shiny Cowbirds, 2 males and 1 female.

Ken Tracey
New Port Richey FL

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Date: 7/31/16 7:48 am
From: France <00000006c8bbe2de-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bailey Tract, Sanibel - Lee Co
Good morning Birding folks;
The Bailey Tract is my usual go-to birding spot a minimum of once per week - all summer I've been seeing between 19-24 species but this morning was quite a nice surprise with a count of 32. I felt the excitement over the fact that the birds are slowly starting to arrive .... a couple Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, a female American Redstart, a Prairie and a Yellow-throated Warbler.....they might be common birds but I've not seen them all summer and it was nice to have them back. I also saw a Buteo - thinking in the lines of a white morph short-tailed but i'm still working on its i.d. These guys are tough!Happy Birding!France PaulsenSanibel, FLorida

Here's my e-bird list for this morning http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30917200



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Date: 7/31/16 6:47 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] One Last Sunday Morning Coffee Lap / Pinellas County
After a twenty-two day July summer visit to our place in eastern Clearwater, it is time to return north to Ohio and the south shore of Lake Erie for the next few months. I will miss my morning coffee runs to my local birding haunts. This morning from about 7:45AM to about 8:30AM, I followed my usual rounds, from feeders in the backyard, to the end of Bayview, to Courtney Campbell Causeway Beach, and then BayCare Pond. Where else can you record an illustrious list of 52 species of birds in forty-five minutes within a mile of home. As the saying goes, it doesn't get any better than this! Best find this morning was a Sanderling with a green on white tag (HLX) on its upper left leg, along with a metal band on its lower right. During our most recent stay here in Pinellas County, my wife Denise and I have seen 108 species of avian friends. No new birds for our lists, but still a rewarding time. Our Pinellas list is presently at 266 and our Florida list is at 390. The number one highlight of this visit was without doubt, the massive numbers of Least and Black Terns present on a daily basis. We found no less than 12 locally banded Least Terns. An interesting fact is that even though there are still good numbers of Least Terns present, we have not seen any with leg bands since July 20th. Pinellas County birding, you have to love it! Until next time!


Bob Lane / Cleawater

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Date: 7/29/16 3:26 pm
From: Alice Horst <ahorst...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Bird ID
About 20 birds were hanging out together at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive today.
I thought maybe some were Blue Grosbeaks as we did hear BLGR calling.
Can anyone help with this?
I believe the bottom picture is House Finch, but I’m not convinced about the first 3.
Thank you,

Alice Horst
Marion County, FL







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Date: 7/29/16 1:41 pm
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pelagic Trip Opportunity. September 25th
Hi to all,

The Friends of the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet is sponsoring
another pelagic birding trip on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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. In
2014, we had over 200 passerines pass by us offshore. In 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.

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 depart at 3:00 a.m. from the dock beside the Dolphin View
Restaurant on Riverside Drive near Canal Street in downtown New Smyrna
Beach and return at 4:00 pm.
To sign up please contact me by email - - <mbrothers...>

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL



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Date: 7/29/16 9:31 am
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Pelagic Trip Report. July 24. Out of Ponce de Leon Inlet
On Sunday, July 24, 2016 our group headed out of Ponce de Leon Inlet at
3:00 a.m. The Gulf Stream was 45 miles offshore and we reached the edge
at about first light. We began to find birds immediately and just from
6:00 – 7:00 a.m. we had 5 Sooty Terns, 2 Audubon’s Shearwaters, 2
Cory’s Shearwater, 1 Bridled Tern and 2 unidentified storm-petrels. As
morning continued, we found more Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, a lost Least
Tern, a small flock of unidentified shorebirds, Leach’s and
Band-rumped Storm Petrels a Least Sandpiper, a Black-and-white Warbler,
and 2 migrating Great Blue Herons. We were able to get excellent looks
at all three storm-petrel species as well as close looks at Cory’s and
Audubon’s Shearwaters. We were also able to successfully release 8
Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings into a patch of Sargassumweed in the
Gulf Stream. These turtles came from the Marine Science Center’s sea
turtle hospital.

However, the marine mammals stole the show with repeated close
encounters with Short-finned Pilot Whales, Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, a
distant look at what may have been a Pygny Sperm Whale and a few very
small dolphins that may have been young Atlantic Spotted or perhaps
Pantropical Spotted Dolphins. Our way back was topped off with a
beautiful Bridled Tern sitting on a log with a stunning breeding
plumaged Black Tern. We also had two Loggerhead Turtles.

Species List
Cory’s Shearwater 9
“Scopoli’s” Shearwater 1
Audubon’s Shearwater 9
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel 39
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel 3
Leach’s Storm-Petrel 3
Storm-petrel sp. 3
Unidentified sandpiper 8
Least Sandpiper 1
Least Tern 1
Black Tern 1
Sooty Tern 6
Bridled Tern 6
“Tropical “ Tern 3
Laughing Gulls 36

Short-finned Pilot Whale
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Possible Pygmy Sperm Whale
Loggerhead Sea Turtle

I wanted to give a special thanks to the leaders who helped make the
trip a success:
Mark Berney, Dave Goodwin, Andy Kratter, Jonathan Mays, David Simpson,
Ryan Terrill and Bob Wallace.

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL


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Date: 7/29/16 4:45 am
From: pabu2345 <pabu2345...>
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] north Pinellas Hooded Warbler
Yesterday, I found a male Hooded Warbler and a Black and White Warbler
in north Pinellas County. Nice surprise for July.

Judy


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