Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
Florida Birds

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Sunday, April 2 at 12:45 AM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Tri-colored Heron,©Shawneen Finnegan

1 Apr Re: RFI--Hummingbird ID [Richard Carlson ]
1 Apr Re: hummingbird + posting [Fran Rutkovsky ]
1 Apr RFI--Hummingbird ID [Chris Mason ]
1 Apr Re: RFI--Hummingbird ID [Fran Rutkovsky ]
1 Apr Re: RFI--Hummingbird ID [Larry Manfredi ]
1 Apr Re: hummingbird + posting [Patrick Leary ]
25 Mar LETE, They're back [David Hartgrove ]
9 Mar RFI adding a species to eBird [dwassme1 ]
9 Mar Re: RFI adding a species to eBird [dwassme1 ]
10 Mar Hal Scott Preserve - HENSLOW'S SPARROWS - 3/10/17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
25 Feb Birding Cocoa Landfill and TICO - 2-24-17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
24 Feb Vega Gull, possible Glaucous-winged Gull, Glaucous Gull, Nelson's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
23 Feb Brown Booby. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
22 Feb Thayer's, Franklin's, Glaucous Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
20 Feb Scam [Linda Lee ]
20 Feb Document [Linda Lee ]
15 Feb Iceland Gull. Lighthouse Point Park. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
14 Feb Parasitic Jaeger, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
9 Feb Franklin's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
9 Feb Re: Merritt Island NWR and more - 2-8-17 Correction 1st picture is Scissor-tailed Flycatcher with spider [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
9 Feb Merritt Island NWR and more - 2-8-17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
8 Feb Question on Nelson's Sparrow - 2/7/17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
7 Feb Merritt Island NWR - Shiloh - and more - 2-6-17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
5 Feb T. M. Goodwin - Broadmoor Unit closure [David Simpson ]
31 Jan Port Canaveral 1-30-17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
27 Jan Birding the MINWR and more - Report Date 1-26-17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
23 Jan European Herring Gull. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
19 Jan Fw: need help [Ginger Tarver ]
16 Jan FOY purple martins [dwassme1 ]
15 Jan Henslow's Sparrow - St. Marks NWR - Report Date 1-14-17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
15 Jan Duck ID Help - 1-14-17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
13 Jan Re: Thayer's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
13 Jan Thayer's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
11 Jan Possible European Herring Gull. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
6 Jan Shiloh Report - 1-6-17 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
3 Jan Franklin's Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
2 Jan First of the Year - Jan. 1, 2017 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
31 Dec Re: Sebastian Inlet - 12-30-16 [Patrick Leary ]
31 Dec Sebastian Inlet - 12-30-16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
30 Dec Re: Hawk Problems - Titusville, Fla. - 12-29-16 [Patrick Leary ]
29 Dec Hawk Problems - Titusville, Fla. - 12-29-16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
29 Dec Shiloh - Sharptail Sparrows - Merritt Island NWR - 12-28-16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
22 Dec Unusual Colored Chipping Sparrow - 12-21-16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
20 Dec Merritt Island NWR - 12-20-16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
20 Dec Black-capped Vireo, No [David Hartgrove ]
18 Dec Black-headed Gull. Franklin's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
16 Dec Merritt Island NWR - Report Date 12-16-16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
15 Dec Merritt Island NWR 12-15-16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
14 Dec Franklin's Gull. Purple Sandpipers. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
12 Dec Hooded Merganser Question 12-11-16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
8 Dec Glaucous Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
11 Dec Merritt Island NWR Report Date 12-10-16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
6 Dec STA 5/6 Dec. 3 Checklist 64 Species [Margaret England ]
1 Dec Fall reports for FFN [John Murphy ]
29 Nov Snow Geese. Magnificent Frigatebird. Black Scoters. Purple Sandpipers. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
29 Nov STA-5/6 Hendry County South of Lake Okeechobee [Margaret England ]
22 Nov Franklin's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
22 Nov Glaucous Gull. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
20 Nov FOS Goldfinch [dwassme1 ]
19 Nov Red-throated Loon. Tomoka Basin. Ormond Beach. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
17 Nov Some FOS (First of the season) Reports [Lenore McCullagh ]
17 Nov Franklin's Gull. Purple Sandpipers. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
15 Nov Purple Sandpipers. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
14 Nov Purple Sandpipers. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
11 Nov Franklin's Gull. Hybrid Gull. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
8 Nov STA 5/6 Hendry County [Margaret England ]
5 Nov Shiloh - Merritt Island NWR 11/4/16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
2 Nov Franklin's Gull. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
24 Oct American Golden-Plover. Disappearing Island. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
19 Oct SHILOH - SHARPTAIL SPARROWS - MERRITT ISLAND NWR - 10/19/16 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
13 Oct Philadelphia Vireo. Lake Woodruff NWR. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
7 Oct more hurricane birding [Bob Richter ]
7 Oct hurricane birds [Bob Richter ]
4 Oct correct photo link [Patrick Leary ]
4 Oct Lt. Talbot Peregrines [Patrick Leary ]
27 Sep Pelagic trip Report. 9-25 [Michael Brothers ]

Subject: Re: RFI--Hummingbird ID
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl AT PACBELL.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 07:02:37 -0700
That's a Buff-bellied hummingbird, all the way from Texas.  Great find

Richard Carlson
Full time birder, part time economist
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 1, 2017, at 6:52 AM, Chris Mason  wrote:
> 
> Observed in Tallahassee area on 3/31/2017. Opinions on what species of hummer 
this is, 

> and whether any group would be interested in recording its presence are much 
appreciated. 

> Thanks,
> Chris, Tallahassee
> 
> ____________________________________________________________________________
> FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
> Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
> For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
> To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
> nomail;
> To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
> To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
> To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
> Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
> 

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: hummingbird + posting
From: Fran Rutkovsky <franrutkovsky AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 21:17:34 +0000
Hi all 

If you should see a non-Rubythroated hummingbird now in Florida, contact Fred 
Dietrich at fdietrich AT gmail.com . Also check out the website 
http://hummingbirdresearch.net 

for information about the research they're doing on winter hummingbirds in the 
southeast. Fred D is our local hummer bander, and Fred Bassett still makes 
trips into FL 

from Montgomery during the winter months to band hummers. 

I apologize for the blank message I sent this morning to the list. Can anyone 
tell me why I can't seem to post to this list or the North FL Birds list from 
my iPhone? 

Is it my phone setting or is it Comcast email?? NFLBirds tells me it won't 
accept attachments, which is not what my text is. 


Yesterday I saw the female Wilson's warbler at the birdbaths in my yard several 
times. She's been here since Dec. 2 though I haven't seen her today. Her 
appearances 

are on no particular schedule, though it's more likely in the mid-to late 
morning or late afternoon when I see her hawking insects and bathing. 


-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: RFI--Hummingbird ID
From: Chris Mason <mason_cb AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:52:18 -0400
Observed in Tallahassee area on 3/31/2017. Opinions on what species of hummer 
this is, 

and whether any group would be interested in recording its presence are much 
appreciated. 

Thanks,
Chris, Tallahassee

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: RFI--Hummingbird ID
From: Fran Rutkovsky <franrutkovsky AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 14:12:14 +0000




Subject: Re: RFI--Hummingbird ID
From: Larry Manfredi <birderlm AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:03:08 -0400
Looks good for Buff-bellied Hummingbird.

Larry Manfredi



On 4/1/2017 9:52 AM, Chris Mason wrote:
> Observed in Tallahassee area on 3/31/2017. Opinions on what species of hummer 
this is, 

> and whether any group would be interested in recording its presence are much 
appreciated. 

> Thanks,
> Chris, Tallahassee
>
> ____________________________________________________________________________
> FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
> Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
> For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
> To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
> nomail;
> To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
> To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
> To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
> Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: hummingbird + posting
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:24:39 -0400
We recorded a juvenile Rufous in the Lower Suwannee River NW Refuge last week 
and photo-documented the bird. I'll follow-up with Fred and the website. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Florida Birds [mailto:FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU] On Behalf Of Fran 
Rutkovsky 

Sent: Saturday, April 1, 2017 5:18 PM
To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU
Subject: Re: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] hummingbird + posting

Hi all 

If you should see a non-Rubythroated hummingbird now in Florida, contact Fred 
Dietrich at fdietrich AT gmail.com . Also check out the website 
http://hummingbirdresearch.net for information about the research they're doing 
on winter hummingbirds in the southeast. Fred D is our local hummer bander, and 
Fred Bassett still makes trips into FL from Montgomery during the winter months 
to band hummers. 


I apologize for the blank message I sent this morning to the list. Can anyone 
tell me why I can't seem to post to this list or the North FL Birds list from 
my iPhone? 

Is it my phone setting or is it Comcast email?? NFLBirds tells me it won't 
accept attachments, which is not what my text is. 


Yesterday I saw the female Wilson's warbler at the birdbaths in my yard several 
times. She's been here since Dec. 2 though I haven't seen her today. Her 
appearances are on no particular schedule, though it's more likely in the 
mid-to late morning or late afternoon when I see her hawking insects and 
bathing. 


--------
Fran Rutkovsky
Tallahassee, FL
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l nomail; 
To reset mail: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail; To 
unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l; To write 
listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu 

Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: LETE, They're back
From: David Hartgrove <birdman9 AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:12:40 -0400
Hi,
 Yesterday, while doing the monthly shorebird count with Volusia County 
Environmental Management, we had 2 Least Terns. These are first of their kind 
this season. We also had a single Semi-palmated Sandpiper, a Whimbrel and at 
least 4 banded Piping Plovers, numerous Semi-palmated and Black-bellied Plovers 
and lots of Dunlin. We also had our first of the season eastern Willet in 
breeding plumage. 


 Last year we pre posted an area where LETE had attempted nesting on 
Disappearing Island the year before. None showed up. Soon they’ll be seen 
along the beach courting and then flying up to rooftops to nest. 



David Hartgrove
Daytona Beach, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: RFI adding a species to eBird
From: dwassme1 <dwassme1 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 11:45:37 -0500
We birded Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve in Hillsborough Co. this 
morning.  We heard two Red-headed Woodpeckers but were unable to add 
them because the checklist doesn't included them.  How do you add a 
species to the eBird app on a iPhone6?  Please reply off line.

Lilian Saul and Doug Wassmer

Tampa, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: RFI adding a species to eBird
From: dwassme1 <dwassme1 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 13:04:02 -0500
Thanks to those who replied so quickly.  It makes it so much easier to 
enter birds in eBird right after birding.


On 3/9/2017 11:45 AM, dwassme1 wrote:
> We birded Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve in Hillsborough Co. this 
> morning.  We heard two Red-headed Woodpeckers but were unable to add 
> them because the checklist doesn't included them.  How do you add a 
> species to the eBird app on a iPhone6?  Please reply off line.
>
> Lilian Saul and Doug Wassmer
>
> Tampa, FL
>
> ____________________________________________________________________________ 
>
> FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
> Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
> For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
> To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
> nomail;
> To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
> To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
> To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
> Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
>

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Hal Scott Preserve - HENSLOW'S SPARROWS - 3/10/17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:28:01 +0000
This morning while tracking RCW's for the St. Johns Water Management in Orange 
County at Hal Scott Preserve I had 2 Henslow's Sparrows. Ever since I went to 
St. Marks, and got the Henslow's on the 13th of January I have been comparing 
the habitat there with Hal Scott Preserve habitat. I saw a sparrow moving in 
front of me. Normally I would not even look at it, because I would think it was 
a Bachman's Sparrow. How wrong I was! Not only was it a Henslow's Sparrow, but 
there were 2 of them. I have been working out there for 10 years now, and these 
are the first I have seen there. I do not know if Hal Scott has ever recorded 
them in the past. There is considerable Henslow's Sparrow habitat at Hal Scott 
Preserve so I'm sure there are more out there. When I spotted the sparrow the 
sun was almost in my face. I did not move as not to scare them so my shots are 
not that good. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33236036211

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33363828425

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33236164651

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33208410582


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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Birding Cocoa Landfill and TICO - 2-24-17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:33:44 +0000
Today I went to the birded the Cocoa Landfill. As usual the landfill was full 
of gulls. Unfortunately my binocs broke, and I could not bird it very good. I 
just didn't find anything to report. I did find a Turkey Vulture that had a 
wing tag with a transmitter though. I do not know who to report that to so if 
anyone knows who to report it to I'd appreciate you letting me know. 

 After the landfill I went to TICO. That's the Titusville airport. It was 
quiet. The sparrows were not vocal at all. I did manage to see a Vesper though. 
Also I found the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near the helicopters on the wire. 
It's flight feather is almost ready to drop. It has been hanging for a while. 
The fence line had many Logger-head Shrikes. I had the pleasure of 
photographing what appeared to be a male Loggerhead giving another Loggerhead a 
beetle. I captured the sequence, and I know you will enjoy it! I laughed myself 
when I saw it. I am listing the sequence in order. The first picture is #1 .. 
the next #2, and so on. You gotta see it.... :) Birds are comical sometimes.... 

Loggerhead Shrikes:

www/flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32971228681

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33098112875

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32942013662

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33056455176

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32971298911

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/33056508936

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32942099382

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32716034820

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

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

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



____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Vega Gull, possible Glaucous-winged Gull, Glaucous Gull, Nelson's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:08:55 -0500
Yesterday, 2/23, I found some excellent gulls at Daytona Beach Shores. I found 
an apparent adult Vega Gull, a 1st cycle possible Glaucous-winged Gull, a 1st 
cycle Glaucous Gull and a 1st cycle Nelson's Gull (a Glaucous x Herring Gull 
hybrid). The rare gulls were found well north of Frank Rendon Park near the 
Silver Beach approach. The Nelson's Gull was just north of Frank Rendon Park. 

Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Brown Booby. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:24 -0500
This morning, 2/23, I found a juvenile Brown Booby flying around in Ponce de 
Leon Inlet. It landed briefly on the beach on the north side of the Inlet, but 
a jogger flushed it. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's, Franklin's, Glaucous Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:47:18 -0500
Yesterday afternoon, 2/21, I went to look at the gulls at Daytona Beach Shores 
with Andy Kratter and Ryan Terrill. We had a great day with the 1st cycle 
Thayer's, 1st cycle Glaucous and 2nd cycle Franklin's Gulls. There was also an 
interesting bird that looked like a 2nd cycle Lesser Black-backed x Herring 
Gull hybrid. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Scam
From: Linda Lee <llbaker AT AOL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:59:47 -0500
I am sorry to tell you that I have been hacked & did not send you any email 
that asks you to open Dropbox. I, too, got such an email from another source & 
tried to open it---& I know better than that. I have had to change my password 
to be able to access my mailbox. Yikes! 


I am so sorry.

Linda Lee Baker

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Document
From: Linda Lee <llbaker AT AOL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:29:19 -0500
You have a new document shared with you via Dropbox





Dropbox makes it easy to create, store and share online documents, spreadsheets 
and presentations. 











Linda Lee

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Iceland Gull. Lighthouse Point Park. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:57:54 -0500
This morning I found a different 1st cycle Iceland (Kumlien's) Gull on the 
beach just north of the north jetty at Ponce de Leon Inlet. This bird is much 
paler than the Iceland Gull yesterday. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Parasitic Jaeger, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:11:36 -0500
Yesterday evening, 2/13, I found a 1st cycle Parasitic Jaeger on the beach at 
Daytona Beach Shores about 1 mile north of Frank Rendon Park. This morning, 
2/14, I found a dark 1st cycle Iceland (Kumlien's) Gull and a 1st cycle 
Glaucous Gull on the beach just north of the north jetty at Ponce Inlet. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Franklin's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 15:42:03 -0500
Last night, 2/08, I again found the 2nd cycle Franklin's Gull that has been in 
the area for about a month. The bird was right in front of Frank Rendon Park, 
Daytona Beach Shores. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Merritt Island NWR and more - 2-8-17 Correction 1st picture is Scissor-tailed Flycatcher with spider
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 04:30:14 +0000
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32633369602 





Danny Bales

Titusville, Fla.

Brevard


[X]SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER WITH SPIDER - 2-8-17 - 
A0617 


[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/329/32633369602_da7ca5a08b_b.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/329/32633369602_da7ca5a08b_b.jpg]






________________________________
From: Florida Birds  on behalf of SUEREDFISH 
Bales  

Sent: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:25 PM
To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Merritt Island NWR and more - 2-8-17

I have been getting request to report my visits to the Merritt Island NWR so 
people that live far away can get an idea what's going on on the refuge. So 
today I made a trip out there. I left the house with a my first photo my yard 
Painted Bunting. On the dyke roads I believe Gator Road is one name. The first 
dirt road to the south (across from pump house) is where I started. I saw many 
shore birds. You needed a scope today to view them. There were a lot of 
Dunlins, Yellowlegs, Dowitchers, peeps, and more I couldn't see good enough to 
identify. After the dyke roads I went to Black Point. The drive was very 
inactive. Very few ducks. In fact area 7 and back were void of ducks. Around 
area 3 there were some Pintail, Blue-winged Teal, and Shovlers. There were 
shore birds on straight way, but very small numbers. As you enter the Black 
Point the area is extremely dry, and not many wadding birds. There were 
Tri-colored Heorn, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Roseate Spoonbills, and 
Great Egrets. 

 After the refuge I went to the Titusville Airport to see if I could locate 
some Vesper Sparrows. They were there scattered all along the fence line with 
Savannah Sparrows. Logger-headed Shrikes, and Eastern Pewees were hawking the 
fence line. The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was there, but moving frequently 
around the air strip looking for food. Bugs were down due to last night's rain. 
At one point the Flycatcher just hunted from the ground. I saw him get 
Grasshoppers, and Spiders. It was pretty birdy today on that fenceline. Hope 
this information helps people planning a Refuge trip. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen /32633369602

[https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3808/32641211902_213eb42494_q.jpg] 
 

[https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3808/32641211902_213eb42494_b.jpg]
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2316/32413962350_331d1b2a1b_q.jpg] 
 

[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2316/32413962350_331d1b2a1b_b.jpg]
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/382/32413946500_a9ed3b904a_q.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/382/32413946500_a9ed3b904a_b.jpg]
[https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3955/31979922403_fca6ac1597_q.jpg] 
 

[https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3955/31979922403_fca6ac1597_b.jpg]
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2334/31979917393_cfc5aa3fa2_q.jpg] 
 

[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2334/31979917393_cfc5aa3fa2_b.jpg]
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/654/32670884101_30d15921fa_q.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/654/32670884101_30d15921fa_b.jpg]
[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/360/32753828666_bebf157c63_q.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/360/32753828666_bebf157c63_b.jpg]
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2413/32753825026_39ca5f5a34_q.jpg] 
 

[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2413/32753825026_39ca5f5a34_b.jpg]





www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31979890103 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32753825026 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31979917393 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32413962350 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32641211902 


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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Merritt Island NWR and more - 2-8-17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 04:25:25 +0000
I have been getting request to report my visits to the Merritt Island NWR so 
people that live far away can get an idea what's going on on the refuge. So 
today I made a trip out there. I left the house with a my first photo my yard 
Painted Bunting. On the dyke roads I believe Gator Road is one name. The first 
dirt road to the south (across from pump house) is where I started. I saw many 
shore birds. You needed a scope today to view them. There were a lot of 
Dunlins, Yellowlegs, Dowitchers, peeps, and more I couldn't see good enough to 
identify. After the dyke roads I went to Black Point. The drive was very 
inactive. Very few ducks. In fact area 7 and back were void of ducks. Around 
area 3 there were some Pintail, Blue-winged Teal, and Shovlers. There were 
shore birds on straight way, but very small numbers. As you enter the Black 
Point the area is extremely dry, and not many wadding birds. There were 
Tri-colored Heorn, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Roseate Spoonbills, and 
Great Egrets. 

 After the refuge I went to the Titusville Airport to see if I could locate 
some Vesper Sparrows. They were there scattered all along the fence line with 
Savannah Sparrows. Logger-headed Shrikes, and Eastern Pewees were hawking the 
fence line. The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was there, but moving frequently 
around the air strip looking for food. Bugs were down due to last night's rain. 
At one point the Flycatcher just hunted from the ground. I saw him get 
Grasshoppers, and Spiders. It was pretty birdy today on that fenceline. Hope 
this information helps people planning a Refuge trip. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen /32633369602

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31979890103

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32753825026

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31979917393

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32413962350

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32641211902

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Question on Nelson's Sparrow - 2/7/17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 02:22:52 +0000
This year in Shiloh has been the smallest amount of sharptails that I have 
recorded in approximately 9 years. There never are many Nelson's, but I have 
had as many as 10 or more a year. The birds always show up Oct. 1st to 3rd in 
Shiloh. I do not know if Dr. Greenlaw is still on the Listserv, but I know he 
is an expert on Sharptails. One year we had a different subspecies of the 
Nelson's that showed up on Blackpoint. It was a drab colored bird not the 
colorful Nelson's we are all use to. Yesterday on my report I had a picture of 
the first Nelson's Sparrow that I have seen this year in Shiloh. I only had 3 
or maybe 4 Saltmarsh until I recorded 5 to 6 yesterday. This Nelson's is a very 
drab colored bird. It's not like the Blackpoint bird, but it is different. I do 
not know if it is due to the fact that it might be changing plumage or is 
simply a very young bird. Hoping Dr. Greenlaw might be out there or some other 
learned birder could weigh in on the matter. I'd appreciate it. 

 The first picture is the Nelson's on Blackpoint (bottom bird- top bird is a 
LeConte's Sparrow) .... The last picture is the current bird in question. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32621086492

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32733597546

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



____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Merritt Island NWR - Shiloh - and more - 2-6-17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 01:34:07 +0000
This morning I went out to Shiloh to make a long overdue check of the Sharptail 
Sparrows in Shiloh. The water level is very low now. This has attracted 
numerous Savannah Sparrows. I had to hunt hard to uncover 5 Saltmarsh and 1 
Nelson's Sparrow. There were a few Swamp Sparrows mixed in there too. The 
Sharptails were still very shy, but I managed to get some photographs. 
Afterwards a good morning with Sharptails I went to TICO (Titusville airport) 
where the Scissortail Flycatcher is still the hawking away. He appears very 
comfortable in that habitat. He would fly straight up very high to where you 
could hardly see him, get bug, and fly back to the fence. It was cool watching 
him. Saw Savannah, and Vesper Sparrows on the fence line too. It was a good 
morning indeed.... :) 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32371626770

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32751004135

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31911994954

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32755568435

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31908391564

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32631936141

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: T. M. Goodwin - Broadmoor Unit closure
From: David Simpson <simpsondavid AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 01:40:28 +0000
T. M. Goodwin - Broadmoor Unit will be closing as of 2/15/17 for approximately 
90 days due to construction activities by St. Johns River Water Management 
District. The Broadmoor Unit is about five miles from the parking area and is 
only accessible by vehicles on Thursdays from 9-4. This Thursday, February 9, 
will be the last time for awhile to access the area. Once construction begins, 
even pedestrian traffic will not be allowed. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34117556

David Simpson
Fellsmere, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Port Canaveral 1-30-17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:25:17 +0000
This morning I went to Port Canaveral to find the Common Eider, and the Old 
Squaw (Long-tailed Duck). At 11:30 AM I had not found either bird, and I posted 
a post stating so. Just after posting that post I found the Long-tailed Duck 
preening on the north side of the bridge. I noticed that the duck is water 
logged. No matter how much he preens he can not dry his feathers. I also 
believe that he can not fly due to this, and probably he has a mid Winter molt 
loosing his flight feathers. The first picture I saw of the Long-tailed Duck he 
appeared emaciated his breast bone sticking out. If I could I would have 
captured it, and taken it to Melbourne Rehab, but that was not possible. As far 
as the Common Eider I never did see it. Another photographer was photographing 
a Purple Sandpiper on the rocks, but no Common Eider. On Friday I saw the 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher sitting high on the wires in the area of the main 
road to the airport from US1. Also present several Vesper Sparrows. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32581340316

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32498202191

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31777516494

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32580988696

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32407402402

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32596691585

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Birding the MINWR and more - Report Date 1-26-17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:29:18 +0000
After almost 2 weeks of trying to find out if there were any birds to see in my 
area, I got out, and started looking for them. Someone said there was a 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and some Vesper Sparrows around the Titusville 
Airport (TICO). I searched the fence line and was fortunate to find both birds 
there. The flycatcher was a juvy, but great bird to watch. Plenty of Vesper 
Sparrows mixed in with the Savannah Sparrows. You never know what you will see 
watching flycatchers. I got to see it simply jump up, and grab a Grasshopper. 
Then I saw it throw up a digested ball. If you look through the first page of 
my pictures you will see this sequence. My wife told me she saw some kind of 
ducks in a small pond in a housing development. Sure enough there were about 75 
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks making this small pond their resting place during 
the day. Next I took a trip down to Viera Wetlands to see the Ash-throated 
Flycatcher, and the Smooth-billed Ani. I did not find the Flycatcher, but did 
get quick views of the Ani. After that I went further down the road to the 
hotel where there was a reported Goldeneye female. She was there feeding with 
two female Hooded Mergansers. I have see them before, but always from a long 
distance. Good to get close look at one finally. Not long after my trips I 
heard from a friend that Sparrows were starting to show up on the MINWR. Since 
those are my favorite species of birds I had to go check it out. It was good to 
see Field Sparrows again. I had not seen them in a while. I saw 4 or more on 
the Field Sparrow. Plenty of shore birds showing up on the dykes that you can 
travel on now. Still need a scope on most of them. In the old days all these 
birds would have been posted on Brdbrains. It is really sad to see private 
groups starting up keeping knowledge on the whereabouts of birds to themselves. 
I tried to join one, and was not allowed to. Anyhow I'll keep posting anything 
interesting I find on Florida Birds. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32375835571

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32392826632

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32116555740

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32454389666

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31686915753

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: European Herring Gull. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:12:09 -0500
I wanted to provide an update on the 1st cycle Herring-type Gull I found on 
January 11, 2017 at Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida that I thought looked like a 
good candidate for European Herring Gull, but could not rule out Vega Gull. I 
had sent photos to European observers and had posted the photos on Western 
Palearctic Gulls. All of the comments that I had received thought that the bird 
looked fine for a European Herring Gull. I have also just received comments 
from the Ujiharas in Japan. I have copied their comments here: 


"We are not good at separating 1st winter Vega Gull and European Herring Gull, 
but we feel this gull looks closer to European Herring Gull rather than Vega 
Gull. In comparison to your bird, Vega Gulls have strong tendency to show: 

1)Relatively sparser, smaller dark markings on greater coverts instead of 
continuous thick markings of your bird. 

2)Thicker arrow-shaped or diamond-shaped dark spots to the inner primaries that 
range well on both outer and inner webs, instead of thinner arrow-shaped 
markings of your bird. 

3)Darker ground color of new scapulars (though it become whitish when 
bleached). 

And Vega Gulls tend to be late molters as one of the comments from Europe 
pointed out. We don't have any field experience of European Herring Gull, but 
we feel your bird looks identical to that." 


I think that this makes a good case that this bird actually is a European 
Herring Gull. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Fw: need help
From: Ginger Tarver <bittaker AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:27:25 +0600
Hi! 

Can you help me get everything ready for the party? Look at my to do list, I 
need your help! Here is the list http://antonello.therossons.com/fdfc 


Best regards, Ginger Tarver

Subject: FOY purple martins
From: dwassme1 <dwassme1 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:21:40 -0500
Three arrived in the neighborhood yesterday.  I have had gourds since 1994.

Lilian Saul

Tampa, Florida

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Henslow's Sparrow - St. Marks NWR - Report Date 1-14-17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:57:59 +0000
I went to St. Marks on Friday after I read the post about St. Marks on 
Brdbrain. My main objective was the Henslow's Sparrow The last Henslow's I saw 
were the 8 that I found at North Lake Jessup Conservation Area years ago. This 
bird was much harder to get than those let alone get a picture. After 3 hours 
of searching the grasses I finally was able to flush a bird that posed for me. 
I did see briefly the immature Vermilion Flycatcher today. The bird showed 
today for a very short time then hawked out of sight in the marshes. 
Unfortunately all the ducks that were seen by on William's post had migrated on 
with the last cold front. Not very many ducks, but there was a Red-throated 
Loon scope range in the Gulf off the Lighthouse. Looking for the Henslow's I 
saw 2 Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. The habitat at St. Marks is incredible. It's 
like combining Hal Scott Preserve with Merritt Island NWR. :) 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31500818053

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31935269420

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32314380595

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32192643071

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32311975145

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Duck ID Help - 1-14-17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:48:45 +0000
At St. Marks on the 13th I saw these ducks at a long distance. They appeared to 
be Gadwalls. However the wing coloring, and the plumage is different in several 
ways than a Gadwall. I have never seen this plumage combination in a full 
blooded Gadwall. Any ideas as to what hybrid or other these ducks might be. 
Look at the green in the wing. Not in a Gadwall's wing. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32165525222

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32315069345
Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Thayer's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:50:11 -0500
I have gotten some comments from a few sources that think that this bird is 
probably is an intergrade of Thayer's and Kumlien's after all, as I thought 
initially. An observer from the west coast mentioned that the west coast 
Thayer's have not molted their scapulars yet and still have juvenile scapulars. 
This bird has molted its scapulars. This would also explain the paleness of 
this bird. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:53:29 -0500
Yesterday afternoon, 1/12, I found this 1st cycle gull that looks like a 
bleached out 1st cycle Thayer's Gull at Daytona Beach Shores, Volusia County. 
Luckily, I was meeting a nice group of folks from the West Volusia Audubon 
Society and we were able to re-find the bird. The solid brown primaries with 
nice crisp white edges, the solidly dark-centered tertials, solidly dark 
secondaries, the all-dark tail, and dark bill all seemed fine for Thayer's. The 
bird was large, nearly the size of nearby Herring Gulls and noticeably larger 
than an adjacent Lesser Black-backed Gull. The bird clearly showed the classic 
"Venetian-blind" pattern in the primaries, caused by having dark outer vanes 
and pale inner vanes on the outer primaries. Also the underside of the 
primaries were virtually white, except for the darkish tips, another good 
feature for Thayer's. It seems early in the year for one to look this pale, but 
all of the features seem to point to Thayer's. I had at first wondered if! 

 it could have some Kumlien's genes mixed in, but all of the basic features for 
Thayer's Gull are there. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Possible European Herring Gull. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:18:32 -0500
This morning, Jan. 11th, I found an interesting tail-banded 1st cycle Herring 
Gull on the beach at Ponce de Leon Inlet, Volusia County, FL. Unlike the normal 
tail-banded Herring Gulls that appear here, this one had a exceptionally narrow 
tail band with only sparse markings on the bases of the outer retrices. The 
bird also had almost no dark marking on the undertail coverts. The upper tail 
coverts were also pale and sparsely marked. In addition, the inner primaries 
had almost no dark terminal marks on the inner or outer webs. This seems to 
make this bird a possible candidate for a European Herring or Vega Gull. I have 
had one response from Europe that said that there was nothing wrong with this 
bird for being an argentatus European Herring Gull. I hope to get additional 
responses from Europe and possibly Asia as there is little information on how 
to differentiate 1st cycle European Herring Gulls from Vega Gulls. For what it 
is worth, this does not seem to be an American Herri! 

 ng Gull.

Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Shiloh Report - 1-6-17
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 23:48:27 +0000
This morning I went to Shiloh to try and find more Sharptail Sparrows. The 
conditions were perfect for locating them. It was a beautiful light wind dewy 
morning. When those saltmarsh grasses get wet you make practically no noise 
stepping on them. I searched hard for over 2 hours. I saw a handful of 
Sasvannah Sparrows, 2 Common Yellowthroat Warblers, 3 Marsh Wrens, and 3 
Nelson's Sparrows. For almost 10 years I have kept tract of these Sharptail 
Sparrows, and this is the lowest count that Shiloh has produced. There appears 
to be plenty of food. However the water level is extremely low. Completely the 
opposite of what it was when the Sharptails arrived. Has anyone else tried to 
search for the Sharptails in the last couple of months? I'd appreciate hearing 
from you. One other thing I noticed is the marsh was completely void of Herons 
and Egrets. They eat the birds if they find them, and they are always out there 
hunting for food. Another thing missing was the calling Clapper Rails. I was 
very lucky to get photos of the Nelson's. They were almost unapproachable. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32108473026

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31336890613

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/32149693105

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Franklin's Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:13:18 -0500
Yesterday evening, 1/02, I stopped off at the beach at Daytona Beach Shores and 
found two Franklin's Gulls. One is a 1st cycle bird and one is a 2nd cycle. I 
also found a Royal Tern that had a fully dark crown, which seemed very odd for 
early January. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: First of the Year - Jan. 1, 2017
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 00:44:02 +0000
Got up this morning. Open my kitchen window. Went and got my camera, and set it 
up to wait for my FOY bird. It was one of my 3 male Painted Buntings spending 
the Winter with me. I pray 2017 brings lots of great birds for you all! 

 Someone posted a flycatcher several days ago wanting to know if it was a Least 
or possible a Hammond's Flycatcher. I have not seen any response to it. Does 
anyone have any information on the status of that post? 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31920820231

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Sebastian Inlet - 12-30-16
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 11:25:58 -0500
Per your images, the SAGU is in very poor plumage. As you suggest, any
pelagic species that comes to shore is typically in low or distressed
condition. I fully suspect this bird will soon be collected for recovery or
rehab but likely too late to save it. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Florida Birds [mailto:FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU] On Behalf Of
SUEREDFISH Bales
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:43 AM
To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Sebastian Inlet - 12-30-16

My wife, and I went to Sebastian Inlet yesterday for me to try, and get a
look at the 1st Winter Sabine's Gull. As usual we get there, and find a
couple of other birders on the same quest. Very nice people indeed! No one
had seen it in the group I was with on the North side of the bridge. After
about 30 minutes I went to the South side where I spotted a group of birders
that appeared to have the gull. When I got there I was surprised. The
Sabine's Gull was sitting on its belly away from other gulls on the beach.
Immeadiately I recognized that the bird was in duress. It was definitely a
sick bird. I was surprised however that when it went airborne it appeared to
fly normally. Feeding heavily with the other gulls. I lost it, and I never
found it again by 3:00 PM so I left. What ever is wrong with it is why it is
in so close to shore. It is unable to compete with it's own kind out a sea.
I enclosed a picture of a juvenile Sabine's Gull I got on a trip with
Michael so you can get a comparison between the two plumages.
  I am no good with names, but I would like to thank everybody that helped
me find, and see this gull. You all were very kind. Thank-you.

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31163615184

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31629853900

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31989463215

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31629849770

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31966614626

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail; To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l
mail; To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Sebastian Inlet - 12-30-16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:42:38 +0000
My wife, and I went to Sebastian Inlet yesterday for me to try, and get a look 
at the 1st Winter Sabine's Gull. As usual we get there, and find a couple of 
other birders on the same quest. Very nice people indeed! No one had seen it in 
the group I was with on the North side of the bridge. After about 30 minutes I 
went to the South side where I spotted a group of birders that appeared to have 
the gull. When I got there I was surprised. The Sabine's Gull was sitting on 
its belly away from other gulls on the beach. Immeadiately I recognized that 
the bird was in duress. It was definitely a sick bird. I was surprised however 
that when it went airborne it appeared to fly normally. Feeding heavily with 
the other gulls. I lost it, and I never found it again by 3:00 PM so I left. 
What ever is wrong with it is why it is in so close to shore. It is unable to 
compete with it's own kind out a sea. I enclosed a picture of a juvenile 
Sabine's Gull I got on a trip with Michael so you can get a comparison between 
the two plumages. 

 I am no good with names, but I would like to thank everybody that helped me 
find, and see this gull. You all were very kind. Thank-you. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31163615184

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31629853900

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31989463215

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31629849770

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31966614626

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Hawk Problems - Titusville, Fla. - 12-29-16
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:44:52 -0500
RE the Coop- do absolutely nothing. Your yard birds will adapt and shy away
and the hawk will eventually move on to greener pastures, whereby the
passerines will return. Coops love doves and that is the species that
primarily attracts them to feeders. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Florida Birds [mailto:FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU] On Behalf Of
SUEREDFISH Bales
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:35 PM
To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Hawk Problems - Titusville, Fla. - 12-29-16

Yesterday was the first day that my yard birds showed up after being gone
for 3 days. I sure missed them, and expected that a hawk was around. This
evening about an hour before sundown a Cooper's Hawk landed about 5 feet in
front of me. He landed on a dead grapefruit tree which my bird feeders are
on. He came in so quiet it was almost unbelievable. Now I can expect another
3 days or more until my birds will return. Anybody have any suggestions on
how to stop the hawk? I love seeing my Painted Buntings, but I don't want to
use them as bait for a Cooper's Hawk. Also... has anyone heard anything on
the Black-headed Gull Michael found at Daytona Beach Shores not too long
ago?

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31968254575

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31771316012

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail; To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l
mail; To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Hawk Problems - Titusville, Fla. - 12-29-16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:35:15 +0000
Yesterday was the first day that my yard birds showed up after being gone for 3 
days. I sure missed them, and expected that a hawk was around. This evening 
about an hour before sundown a Cooper's Hawk landed about 5 feet in front of 
me. He landed on a dead grapefruit tree which my bird feeders are on. He came 
in so quiet it was almost unbelievable. Now I can expect another 3 days or more 
until my birds will return. Anybody have any suggestions on how to stop the 
hawk? I love seeing my Painted Buntings, but I don't want to use them as bait 
for a Cooper's Hawk. Also... has anyone heard anything on the Black-headed Gull 
Michael found at Daytona Beach Shores not too long ago? 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31968254575

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31771316012

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Shiloh - Sharptail Sparrows - Merritt Island NWR - 12-28-16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 02:05:12 +0000
This morning was a pleasant light wind morning. Just right for hunting the 
Sharptails. The water level in Shiloh was very low. These conditions can make 
it difficult to find, and photograph the Sharptails. The marsh is much dryer 
than the beginning of the season. A number of Savannah Sparrows have invaded 
the Sharptail's turf. With the Savannahs come the egrets, and herons hunting 
the sparrows. I could hear the Sharptail Sparrows calling, but seeing them was 
another story. After several hours hunting I gave up, and moved on. I was 
blessed with seeing 3 Sharptail Sparrows. I had 2 Nelson's and one Saltmarsh. 
This is unusual, but it happens sometimes. I have noticed that I had no 
Nelson's at all until today. The Nelson's are spread a distance apart. They 
prefer the tall weedy stalks with less thick vegetation than the Saltmarsh. The 
Saltmarsh seem to prefer the thicker vegitation. Go figure?? It was a 
delightful morning. Fun as always! 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31944375255 


[X]SALTMARSH SPARROW - MINWR - 12-28-16 
631 


[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/723/31944375255_d37a20da64_b.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/723/31944375255_d37a20da64_b.jpg]





www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31796588052 

[X]NELSON'S SPARROW - MINWR - 12-28-16 
1587 


[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/31796588052_20d3cbafaf_b.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/31796588052_20d3cbafaf_b.jpg]





www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31944379115 

[X]NELSON'S SPARROW - MINWR - 12-28-16 
1608 


[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/713/31944379115_b000b87f34_b.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/713/31944379115_b000b87f34_b.jpg]





www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31944523475 






www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31944566815 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Unusual Colored Chipping Sparrow - 12-21-16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 02:21:11 +0000
Today I was going through all my yard Chipping Sparrows looking for a 
Clay-colored Sparrow. I had no luck on the Clay-colored, but did find this 
unusual dark colored Chipper. It has a lot more rufous and brown coloring in 
it. I did not find any belly stripping on it thinking it might just be a young 
Chipper. It probably is, but have any of you all ever seen a Chipper like this? 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31678335691

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30953857344

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Merritt Island NWR - 12-20-16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:52:15 +0000
Outside the weather being cloudy and fairly windy I still managed to see plenty 
of birds. There were numerous ducks flying around. On Black Point there were 
several Wilson's Snipes working the area just as you drive in. I saw a 
Sharp-shinned Hawk get a Wilson's Snipe. I drove on the scene just as it 
happened. The hawk left his prey when I pulled up. The Snipe died shortly 
afterwards, and the Hawk did not come back for it. At least while I was there. 
On down the road I found my first American Bittern for the season. Outside that 
I did not see much of anything new. Out on 402 in the area where I reported the 
American Wigeons earlier, I had my first Canvasbacks of the season . Plenty of 
Wigeon and a few Red Heads in there. 

 I noticed a little while ago someone spoke of a Black-capped Vireo on the 
ListServ. I never saw one posted. Does anyone know anything about it? 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31620357792

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31768963945

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31654151341

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30929158544

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30960671843

Danny Bales
2649 Tropic St.
Titusville, Fla.
Brevard


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Black-capped Vireo, No
From: David Hartgrove <birdman9 AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:02:30 -0500
Hi All,
 I went in search of the BCVI that was reported on the Ponce Inlet CBC 2 days 
ago and on e-Bird. I spent an hour and a half walking around the area with my 
i-Pod playing the calls of the bird and found Yellow-rumps, Palm Warblers and a 
few mockingbirds. But no vireos. I guess it’s a one day wonder. 



David Hartgrove
Daytona Beach, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Black-headed Gull. Franklin's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 22:36:45 -0500
This afternoon, 12/18, I found a 1st cycle Black-headed Gull on the beach in 
Daytona Beach Shores, Volusia County. The bird was on the beach about 200 yards 
south of Van Avenue Park. This is about 1 mile south of Frank Rendon Park. 
There was also a 1st cycle Franklin's Gull about 1/2 mile south of Frank Rendon 
Park. 

Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Merritt Island NWR - Report Date 12-16-16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:11:31 +0000
I posted yesterday on Merritt Island NWR. I wanted to share this yesterday, but 
I forgot. On Black Point around stop 6 or 7 there is a sign with some of the 
types of birds seen in the area with pictures. There was a Mockingbird (which 
is always in the area) standing on the sign looking down at a picture. I 
watched for a a while, and I'm glad I did. The Mockingbird was curious about 
the birds on the sign. There are 4 sequences with this post which will clarify 
what the Mockingbird was doing. You never know what you miss if you are not 
really looking. Most other times I would have glanced at the bird, and just 
moved on, because it is such a common bird. It was a blessing to see indeed. :) 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30872712053     (number one)

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30872720443     ( number two)

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31310608480     ( number three)

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30872741383     ( number four)

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Merritt Island NWR 12-15-16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:57:36 +0000
Took a drive on Black Point today. It seemed to be down on ducks than the last 
time I was out. I'm sure they are around somewhere. For those would like to see 
over 2000 plus American Wigeon just past Black Point going east on 402 there is 
a long waterway obscured by mangrove trees on the left side (north) of the 
road. That waterway is the Winter home of these Wigeon. You can find places in 
mangroves to view these birds. However there are not that many places. I know 
there is an Eurasian Wigeon in there somewhere. Just got to find it. It is 
truly a sight to see these wigeon. 

 On Black Point I photographed a Long-billed Dowitcher that has gangrene in its 
right leg. It appears the base of the bill might be injured also. Poor thing 
eating like there is no tomorrow. Heart just goes out to this bird. Did not see 
anything outside the ordinary which is always beautiful. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31518106872

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



____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Franklin's Gull. Purple Sandpipers. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:37:30 -0500
This morning, 12/14, I found a 1st cycle Franklin's Gull at the Tomoka Landfill 
near Daytona Beach off Tomoka Farms Road. I also found 4 Purple Sandpipers 
sitting together with Ruddy Turnstones on the rocks of the north jetty at Ponce 
de Leon Inlet. The Franklin's Gull was found among about 10-20,000 Laughing 
Gulls. Birder access to the landfill is rather limited. This bird probably goes 
to the beach at Daytona Beach Shores, near Frank Rendon Park, in the late 
afternoon. It would probably be much easier to find there. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Hooded Merganser Question 12-11-16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:21:20 +0000
Going through my pictures from the 9th of December 2016 that I took on Black 
Point Drive on the MINWR. This male Hooded Merganser has some discoloration on 
it's crest. It appears he also has some of what ever is on him also on his 
bill. I don't believe it is oil, because the feathers do not appeared stuck to 
each other. Does anyone have any idea what this bird might have gotten into? 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31585393775

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Glaucous Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:26:10 -0500
Yesterday evening, 12/07, I found a 1st cycle Glaucous Gull on the beach at 
Daytona Beach Shores. There was also a possible 1st cycle European Herring or 
possibly Vega Gull with very sparse barring on the undertail coverts and a 
narrow tail band with diffuse spotting rather than barring on the uppertail 
coverts. I have sent photos to Europe to get some opinions. The identification 
criteria for separating 1st cycle European Herring from Vega Gull have not been 
worked out very well yet. Either species would be a long way from home. At any 
rate, this does not appear to be an American Herring Gull. There was also an 
adult Lesser Black-backed x Herring Gull hybrid and an odd Thayer's-like Gull. 
Yesterday there were thousands more gulls than on Tuesday. There was a major 
influx of birds with this cold front. The main body of gulls was just south of 
Frank Rendon Park. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Merritt Island NWR Report Date 12-10-16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:53:50 +0000
I have been checking the Refuge periodically every week since I live 12 miles 
away. I have not seen much until recently when the ducks came in. We had a 
number of Wigeon, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Shovler, Hooded 
Mergansers, and a few Green-winged Teal. They appear to be working their way in 
toward the dyke road. I have been seeing an Orange-crowned Warbler off of Gator 
Creek Road. Always good to find one of them. The last time I was in Shiloh was 
November 29th I had 4 to 5 Saltmarsh Sparrows. I have still not found a 
Nelson's Sparrow there. If anyone knows of any vagrants currently being seen I 
would greatly appreciate where, and when. I haven't seen much on Brdbrains or 
other known birding sites. Sure wish things were reported here like they use to 
be. The other site that has taken over the birding reports is very chaotic, and 
late with reports, and the directions are terrible. 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31218853321 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31340392295 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31441335171 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/31522809766 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30712213174 



www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30715143104 


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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: STA 5/6 Dec. 3 Checklist 64 Species
From: Margaret England <sta5birding AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:51:26 -0500
 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32844274 

 Register online for the STA 5/6 Driving trips  go to:
 www.hendrygladesaudubon.org

Next Trip Saturday Dec. 17 south of Lake Okeechobee, FL

Margaret England

LaBelle

  www.hendrygladesaudubon.org

 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Fall reports for FFN
From: John Murphy <southmoonunder AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:43:25 -0500
Big Bend Birders, 

I am currently accepting reports of significant fall (1 August - 30 November) 
sightings from the Big Bend (Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Leon, 
Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Lafayette, Madison & Hamilton counties) for possible 
publication in FLORIDA FIELD NATURALIST & NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. Please use the 
following format, listing observations in phylogenetic order: 


Species 
Number of individuals 
Location 
Date 
Observer(s) 

Additionally, please include field notes, detailed description or photographs 
of any rare species, or species which present an identification challenge. 


If you have any questions, please contact me at southmoonunder AT mchsi.com 

Thanks very much. 

John Murphy 
Alligator Pt, FL 





____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Snow Geese. Magnificent Frigatebird. Black Scoters. Purple Sandpipers. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:18:17 -0500
This morning I was conducting a shorebird survey in Ponce de Leon Inlet with 
Jennifer Winters, Becki O'Keefe, Amber Bridges, Eli Schaperow and Ken Hunter 
when we found three white morph Snow Geese on Disappearing Island. There were 
two adults and one juvenile bird. We also had a flock of 40+ Black Scoters fly 
across the mouth of the Inlet. Later, we also had a male Magnificent 
Frigatebird fly over. Early this morning I also had 6 female Black Scoters 
floating in the Inlet and two Purple Sandpipers on the north jetty. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: STA-5/6 Hendry County South of Lake Okeechobee
From: Margaret England <sta5birding AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:36:52 -0500
Next Driving Trip to STA 5/6 Saturday Dec. 3 Reservations required:
www.hendrygladesaudubon.org  

Reminder Walking/Bicycle access Friday, Saturday and Monday only  During
daylight hours, no reservations required

Margaret England

LaBelle

Hendry-Glades Audubon.

 

Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6, Hendry, Florida, US Nov 19, 2016 8:00 AM -
2:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

20.0 mile(s)

Comments:     Includes Tropical (Brian Rapoza), Caloosa Bird Club,
Photographers  and Hendry-Glades Escorted group

65 species

Smooth-billed Ani  1     confirmed with photos and calls inside STA it was
down the path that is closest to the restrooms, where the public parking is,
to the right of the main road. Only about 200yds down that path off to
right. There is a  metal railing and grate there I'm sure it some kind of
water flow equipment. It was seen there off to the right at that 1st canal.

Tropical Kingbird  3     returning birds.  2 on east levee and 1 at G343 G
(not F)

Gray Kingbird  1     returning bird confirmed by group

 

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32676496

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

 

 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Franklin's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:45:33 -0500
Today, 11/22, at lunch I stopped off at the beach at Daytona Beach Shores and 
found a 1st cycle Franklin's Gull. The bird was just north of the Van Avenue 
approach to the beach. Another oddity for the beach was a Killdeer foraging in 
the surf. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Glaucous Gull. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:22:53 -0500
This morning, 11/22, I found a 1st cycle Glaucous Gull on the beach about 1/4 
mile north of the North Jetty in Ponce Inlet. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: FOS Goldfinch
From: dwassme1 <dwassme1 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:52:12 -0500
Three at the feeders.

Lilian Saul and Doug Wassmer

Hillsborough County, Florida

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Red-throated Loon. Tomoka Basin. Ormond Beach. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:37:42 -0500
This afternoon, 11/19, I found a Red-throated Loon on the open water of the 
Tomoka Basin, Tomoka State Park, Ormond Beach. The bird was far out, but quite 
recognizable with a scope. There were also 82 Black Scoters, including 6 males, 
and one female plumaged Surf Scoter. The RT Loon was so far out I could only 
get very distant photos. 

Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Some FOS (First of the season) Reports
From: Lenore McCullagh <lmcstjohns AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:28:39 +0000
Dear All: 
  
Thanks to Ray Smart for getting me "on the stick" with this report. All at 
Bayard Conservation Area in Clay County E of Green Cove Springs except for the 
YBSS in Orange Park on10/10/16. 

  
FOS Sightings: 
  
Belted Kingfisher                        8/23/16 
  
Gray Catbird                               
9/26/16 

  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet                10/09/16 
  
Eastern Phoebe                          10/13/16 
  
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker           10/10/16 
  
Yellow-rumped Warbler              10/24/16 
  
American Robin                          10/31/16 
  
Sharp-shinned Hawk                  11/07/16 
  
American Goldfinch (possible)    11/12/16 
  
Blooming gall berries                   11/13/16 
  
Notes: Many Catbirds until now (11//17/16). RCKI are common as they are every 
winter. EAPH are also common this season. More YBSS than I have ever seen here. 
AMRO every day since first seen. SSHA I rarely see. Blooming gall berries so 
early but probably easy to miss. They were in full sun. 

  
The birds need us now more than ever. 
Good and lucky birding to all. 
  
Lenore McCullagh 
Orange Park, Clay County 
Subject: Franklin's Gull. Purple Sandpipers. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:39:28 -0500
This morning, 11/17, I found another 1st cycle Franklin's Gull on the beach 
near the base of the north jetty at Ponce de Leon Inlet. I also found 6 Purple 
Sandpipers on the rocks of the north jetty. 

Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Purple Sandpipers. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:47:31 -0500
This morning, 11/15, I found four Purple Sandpipers on the rocks of the north 
jetty at Ponce de Leon Inlet. As I mentioned yesterday, they are easiest to 
find at high tide. At high tide, all of their foraging areas are covered up and 
they gather on the rocks with the Ruddy Turnstones in small groups. At lower 
tides, the birds can disperse anywhere along the jetty and can be more 
difficult to locate. 

Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Purple Sandpipers. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:02:27 -0500
This morning, 11/14, I found two Purple Sandpipers on the rocks of the north 
jetty at Ponce de Leon Inlet. They are easiest to find at high tide. At high 
tide, all of their foraging areas are covered up and they gather on the rocks 
with the Ruddy Turnstones in small groups. At lower tides, the birds can 
disperse anywhere along the jetty and can be more difficult to locate. 

Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Franklin's Gull. Hybrid Gull. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:36:15 -0500
This morning before work, 11/11, I found a 1st cycle Franklin's Gull on the 
beach about 1/4 mile north of the north jetty at Ponce de Leon Inlet. On a 
Franklin's Gull the tail band does not extend to the outer tail feather, unlike 
in a Laughing Gull. There were also 41 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. With the 
LBBGs was one adult bird that appeared to be a hybrid Lesser Black-backed x 
Herring Gull. The mantle color was darker than Herring Gull, but much lighter 
than the nearby Lesser Black-backed Gulls. The legs were pale yellow with pale 
pink webbing in the toes. The pattern of the outer primaries of P5, P6, and P7 
were more Herring-like than LBBG. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: STA 5/6 Hendry County
From: Margaret England <sta5birding AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 14:39:28 -0500
STA 5/6 (SFWMD Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6 south of Lake Okeechobee )

Reservations required for driving trips at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org
 

Walking/Bicycle access Friday, Saturday, and Monday during daylight hours.
No reservation required.

Directions on the Hendry-Glades Audubon website.

STA 5/6 Ebird Hotspot List:   
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L207305

Margaret England

LaBelle

www.hendrygladesaudubon.org   

Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6, Hendry, Florida, US Nov 5, 2016 8:30 AM -
1:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

17.0 mile(s)

66 species

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32410568

 

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

 

 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Shiloh - Merritt Island NWR 11/4/16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 02:09:29 +0000
The winds laid down finally to check the Sharptails in Shiloh. The water has 
started going down now. The grasses are thick under the water, and you have to 
be careful of falling which I did today. The Sparrows were extremely shy, and 
running mostly under the grasses making it difficult to see them. I saw around 
7 Saltmarsh, and no Nelson's. Also saw a few Marsh Wrens. The dirt road coming 
in had Swamp Sparrows, and Common Yellowthroats. It was pretty birdy, but I had 
to go, and couldn't bird it. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30689562221

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30689041651

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30151389594

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30481890690

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


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Franklin's Gull. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 20:48:50 -0400
This evening, 11/2, I stopped off at the beach in Ponce Inlet, Volusia County 
and found a 1st cycle Franklin's Gull. The bird was on the beach with a group 
of gulls and terns about 1/4 mile north of the north jetty. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: American Golden-Plover. Disappearing Island. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:02:27 -0400
Today, 10/24, I found an adult American Golden-Plover on Disappearing Island in 
Ponce de Leon Inlet, Volusia Co. On Saturday, I was surprised to find a small 
group of late Pectoral Sandpipers at the Mud Bog in Flagler Co. Another oddity 
was an out-of-place Marsh Wren foraging on the north jetty at Ponce de Leon 
Inlet last night. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: SHILOH - SHARPTAIL SPARROWS - MERRITT ISLAND NWR - 10/19/16
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:53:06 +0000
Hi Everyone, Sorry for this late report on Shiloh this year. The Sharptails 
normally get here around October 3rd. I was unable to go out there due high 
winds, rain, and hurricane. The Shiloh marsh water level is very high. I have 
never seen it this high. The water all over the marsh where the sparrows 
normally are is up to my knees. Sharptail habitat is under water. However (I 
don't know how) I managed to find 4 Saltmarsh Sparrows. It is really hard for 
me to walk that marsh making it difficult to do a thorough search. Falling down 
seems to come naturally now, so as usual I came home soak and wet. Wildlife has 
done a great job on the road to the barricade! 


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

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30432872915

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30346191391

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/30432860355


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Philadelphia Vireo. Lake Woodruff NWR. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:26:56 -0400
This morning, 10/13, I stopped off at the Lake Woodruff NWR in Deleon Springs, 
Volusia Co. for about 30 minutes and found a small flurry of activity that 
included a Philadelphia Vireo. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce de Leon Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: more hurricane birding
From: Bob Richter <brichter62 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 20:54:45 -0400
As in just now. About 45 minutes ago I ventured out
onto one of the docks to turn on the bilge pump on a
sailboat. It was dark with very strong wind and light
rain. The moon was peeking through the clouds as
they hurtled past. Over the river just past the dock I
could hear a couple of dozen Royal Terns and Laughing
Gulls. Since it was going to take a while for the sailboat
to empty I drove down to my boat. At that location, about
3/4 of a mile to the north, there are fewer obstructions to
block the wind and it was much stronger. My boat was fine
but I walked out to the end of the the dock to check the
other boats and almost got blown off the dock. Along the
way the sky lit up several times with blue and green flashes
of transformers blowing out.

When I returned, the gulls and terns were still out over the
water.While they roost on docks along the river during the day
I believe they normally return to the coast at night. Since
that isn't practical tonight they mostly seem to be flying
around over the water here. There are places for them
to roost and I could hear some gulls on the concrete
roof over the big yachts at Lamb's next door but I don't
know if the terns are setting down there. The news reports
say there has been heavy erosion along the beach. Given
the extent to which the dunes have been receding over the
past ten or so years I think it's possible that Huguenot park
may not be there in the morning. A friend who knows the
guy who runs the park said the whole place was under water
this morning.

In other news, the past few nights have had pretty heavy
migration over this area including a couple of Dickcissels
(distinctive nocturnal flight call). I also thought there may
have been a good number of sparrows. Got to go, power
went out briefly but will probably go for good.

Bob Richter
JAcksonville.
.

-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter
http://bob-richter.fineartamerica.com

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: hurricane birds
From: Bob Richter <brichter62 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 15:48:46 -0400
It's pretty much the height of the storm in Jacksonville
and there are still birds to be seen. Laughing Gulls and
Royal Terns are actively coursing over the Ortega River
searching for food. There are a few cormorants as well.
They are also seen flying from the west towards the river.
Most surprising are the occasional Rock Pigeons. Checking
on my boat a few minutes ago there was an Osprey hunting
between the marinas. The peak of the storm surge at this
location is right now. The water is very high but not over the
seawalls. While there has been a strong, continuous wind
and constant moderate to heavy rain it hasn't been too bad
but this is about twenty five miles from the coast.

Bob Richter
JAcksonville

-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter
http://bob-richter.fineartamerica.com

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: correct photo link
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 13:48:53 -0400
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28226894 AT N03/albums/72157674770690075

 

Sorry, I inserted the wrong link to Flickr photo-share. See above for
correct link. 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Lt. Talbot Peregrines
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 13:45:52 -0400
Lt. Talbot Island State Park, Duval Co.  Onshore winds and early AM rain
squalls combined to push nos. of migrant peregrines onto the shore this
morning. Immediately after accessing the beach, we sighted two juv. females
perched on the strand with one feeding on a large kill. For the next hour,
we observed many peregrines; feeding, resting, cruising low along the dunes,
stooping sanderling over the surf, feeding on the wind while kiting high
aloft, stooping inland toward unknown prey or passing high aloft. This week
marks the peak of PEFA migration along the coast and the near-miss passage
of hurricane Mathew should create ideal conditions to compel high nos. of
PEFA to hug the coast as they stream south. See Flickr link for images
collected this morning. Only one PEFA was photographed during a brief period
of sunlight, all the rest shot in gloomy, overcast, conditions. Note bulging
crops of well fed falcons and large prey in feet of adult photographed high
aloft over the beach. 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=new_set

 

Doris and Pat Leary

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Pelagic trip Report. 9-25
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:24:03 -0400
Pelagic Trip Report
25 September 2016
62 brave souls arrived at 2:30 a.m.  to board the Pastime Princess for
another Marine Science Center pelagic trip. The sea conditions were very
gentle on this trip and we had a beautiful night heading offshore. First
light found us on the edge of the Gulf Stream 40 miles offshore. We soon
began to find small number so Cory’s Shearwaters and a few Sooty
Terns. We were surprised to find two migrating Little Blue Herons so far
offshore. An approaching storm caused the birds to be moving around the
storm edge and we found 3 Black-capped Petrels, over 20 Cory’s
Shearwaters, 2 Magnificent Frigatebirds, some Audubon’s Shearwaters
and Sooty Terns and 3 jaegers. The jaegers later appeared closer to us
with 2 Parasitic Jaegers and the smaller of the birds turned out to be a
dark morph Long-tailed Jaeger. We even had a lone Black-and-white
Warbler fly past. We worked our way back closer to shore and found some
large groups of Cory’s Shearwaters, Audubon’s Shearwaters and a
Brown Booby. Perhaps as many as 10% of the Cory’s Shearwaters were
Scopoli’s Shearwater - the subspecies that breeds in the
Mediterranean.  We had some long periods with very few birds, but this
was punctuated by some wonderful encounters with Atlantic Spotted
Dolphins that surrounded the boat. Closer to shore, we met some groups
of Black and Common Terns, more Sooty Shearwaters and a single juvenile
Bridled Tern. The best bird of the trip appeared just a few miles
offshore, when a Sabine’s Gull zipped by. Unfortunately, not many
people were able to get on the bird. A bonus at the end of the trip was
another juvenile Brown Booby on the rocks on the north jetty of Ponce de
Leon Inlet as we came in to port. 

Trip List
Black-capped Petrel  4
Cory’s Shearwater  300+
Audubon’s Shearwater  15  
Magnificent Frigatebird  2
Brown Booby  2
Little Blue Heron 2
Egret sp  9
Great Blue Heron  1
Calidris sandpiper sp  2
Red-necked Phalarope 1
Sabine’s Gull   1
Laughing Gull   10
Sooty Tern  16
Bridled Tern  1
Black Tern 12
Common Tern  21
Forster’s Tern 4
Royal Tern  8
Sandwich Tern  2
Parasitic Jaeger 3
Long-tailed Jaeger  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Barn Swallow  1
Black-and-white Warbler   1
Hooded Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  1


I wanted to give a special thanks to all of the leaders that helped
out:
Mark Berney
Wes Biggs
Dave Goodwin
Andy Kratter
Jonathan Mays
John Murphy
David Simpson
Ryan Terrill
Bob Wallace


I will have another trip coming up soon.

Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m