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23 Apr Re: American tree sparrow? [G & J Fenton Friesen ]
23 Apr Re: American tree sparrow? [Mary Dennice Craig ]
23 Apr Starling Imitation other variations... [Kat Farres ]
23 Apr A good day for Tyrannus flycatchers in Geary County [Chuck Otte ]
23 Apr Re: Topeka Inquiry [Debby McKee ]
23 Apr Topeka Inquiry [Al Schirmacher ]
23 Apr Baltimore Oriole, Riley Co. [Brett Sandercock ]
23 Apr Burcham: Wednesday Morning ["Antonio, Robert J." ]
23 Apr Website back up! [Chuck Otte ]
23 Apr Re: KSBIRDS.ORG website temporarily down [Henry and Debby Armknecht ]
23 Apr KSBIRDS.ORG website temporarily down [Chuck & Jaye Otte ]
22 Apr Re: Brown Pelican - Yard Bird [Doris Burnett ]
22 Apr list reinstatement [Pam Hanson ]
22 Apr birds in Harper and Pratt Counties [Tom Ewert ]
23 Apr Re: Brown Pelican - Yard Bird [David Rintoul ]
22 Apr Re: Brown Pelican - Yard Bird [Michael Harding ]
23 Apr RT Hummer in heart of Lawrence ["Wedge, Philip C." ]
22 Apr Paging Terry Mannell [Pete Janzen ]
22 Apr Brown Pelican - Yard Bird [Ted Cable ]
22 Apr American tree sparrow? [lelain lorenzen ]
22 Apr Quivira / 22 April and correction [Scott Seltman ]
22 Apr Starling Imitation [Al Schirmacher ]
22 Apr ABC has spoken! [Christine Kline ]
22 Apr Quivira off the beaten track [Jeff Witters ]
22 Apr Pileated Woodpecker in NW Wichita [Jim Mason ]
22 Apr Weird yard firsts [Daniel Larson ]
22 Apr Burcham: Tuesday Morning ["Antonio, Robert J." ]
22 Apr Perry Lake bald eagle [Heather Edgerton ]
22 Apr No Subject [Mavis Benner ]
22 Apr No Subject [Mavis Benner ]
22 Apr Re: Brown pelican Pott Co [Mark Van Horn ]
21 Apr Brown Pelican [The Fergusons ]
21 Apr Brown Pelican Update [John Row ]
21 Apr Quivira field trip Saturday 4_26 [Patricia Marlett ]
21 Apr More River Pond Thoughts and Observations [Brandon Magette ]
21 Apr Re: Quivira report for weekend 19-20 April 2014 [Edward Raynor ]
21 Apr Quivira report for weekend 19-20 April 2014 [Barry Jones ]
21 Apr Brown Pelican [Will ]
21 Apr Pott and Riley Yellow-headed Blackbirds [Brandon Magette ]
21 Apr Re: Brown pelican Pott Co [Brandon Magette ]
21 Apr Sim Park Pine Warbler [Billie & Tom McDavitt ]
21 Apr Baker Wetlands survey [Daniel Larson ]
21 Apr Brown Pelican still here [Donna Roper ]
21 Apr Re: Brown pelican Pott Co [Edward Raynor ]
21 Apr New arrival [Doris Burnett ]
20 Apr N. Newton GH Owl fledglings [Pete Janzen ]
20 Apr Wichita birds [Paul Griffin ]
20 Apr Re: Harvey County East Lake addition on Sunday [Carolyn Schwab ]
20 Apr Re: Brown pelican Pott Co [Eric Maatta ]
20 Apr Re: Brown pelican Pott Co [Nick Varvel ]
20 Apr Re: Brown pelican Pott Co [Aaron Balogh ]
20 Apr Re: Brown pelican Pott Co [Donna Roper ]
20 Apr Re: Brown pelican Pott Co [Thomas Schermerhorn ]
20 Apr Slate Creek (Sumner Co.) [Max Thompson ]
20 Apr Shawnee Mission Park Sunday [Molly Zahn ]
20 Apr Re: Brown pelican Pott Co [John Row ]
20 Apr Wilson area birds 4/20/14 [mike rader ]
20 Apr Augusta City Lake birds [Atcha Nolan ]
20 Apr Tuttle & Carnahan Creeks, Rocky Ford Saturday morning [Eric Maatta ]
20 Apr Brown pelican Pott Co [Brett Sandercock ]
20 Apr Re: more birding spots in Lawrence? ["Wedge, Philip C." ]
20 Apr FOS C. Swift ["Wedge, Philip C." ]
20 Apr FOR HUMMINGBIRD [coleenm2002 ]
20 Apr Burcham: Sunday Morning ["Antonio, Robert J." ]
20 Apr Pileated Woodpecker/Rile Co [Irwin Hoogheem ]
20 Apr Osborne arrivals [Henry and Debby Armknecht ]
20 Apr Well they winter there... [John Mallery ]
20 Apr Neotropic Cormorant - Cheyenne Bottoms [Michael Stewart ]
20 Apr birding Chase and Lyon Counties []
20 Apr La Waterthrush in Wichita [Pete Janzen ]
20 Apr Harvey County [G & J Fenton Friesen ]
19 Apr Mill Creek Wind Farm ~ Holt County [Christine Kline ]
20 Apr Flint Hills near Latham, 4/19/14 [EUGENE YOUNG ]
19 Apr Special spot in Linn County [Michael Pearce ]
19 Apr McColl/Fitch & Burcham Saturday Morning ["Antonio, Robert J." ]
19 Apr Towhee ["G. Parkinson" ]

Subject: Re: American tree sparrow?
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:43:12 -0500
Always consider Chipping Sparrow which is similar and rather abundant at
this time of year.  I have personally never seen an American Tree Sparrow
in April in KS.

Gregg Friesen
Newton, KS
friesen.fenton (At ) gmail.com


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 5:10 PM, lelain lorenzen  wrote:

> We were birding at Maxwell Game Preserve in McPherson County on Sunday,
> April 20. Saw a sparrow that sure did look and sound like an American tree
> sparrow, but according to Janzen & Gress's book, they leave in March. Could
> this be a late migrator due to cold weather further north? Has anyone else
> seen one lately? (Life bird for us so we might have the wrong ID although
> we got a very good look at it.)
>
> Thanks,
> Lelain & Mike Downey
>
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-- 
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Newton, KS

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Subject: Re: American tree sparrow?
From: Mary Dennice Craig <mdcraigster AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:06:26 -0700
Just yesterday I identified an Amer. Tree Sparrow at my feeder. On my deck, 
good looks, used binocs even--thought it might be a juvenile because of streaks 
(Two sightings here in Januaries of 2010 & '12). I also had a Lincoln sparrow. 
Best bird for me was Solitary Sandpiper at my pond--never before seen here. 
Best event was mating Cooper's Hawks at the pond--heard and saw, a first. 

Just a mile SE of Derby,Ks.
Dennice Craig

Sent from my iPod
Dennice Craig

On Apr 22, 2014, at 3:10 PM, lelain lorenzen  wrote:

> We were birding at Maxwell Game Preserve in McPherson County on Sunday, April 
20. Saw a sparrow that sure did look and sound like an American tree sparrow, 
but according to Janzen & Gress's book, they leave in March. Could this be a 
late migrator due to cold weather further north? Has anyone else seen one 
lately? (Life bird for us so we might have the wrong ID although we got a very 
good look at it.) 

> 
> Thanks,
> Lelain & Mike Downey
> 
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Subject: Starling Imitation other variations...
From: Kat Farres <ozbelgnz AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:47:53 -0500
I have a local starling who does a mean Mississippi Kite as well as the one 
by the school doing a Killdeer. But the best is the big grackle at WallyMart 
who does the back up Beeeeep Beeeep Beeeep....
Kat Farres
OZ BelgianZ
Salina KS USA 

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Subject: A good day for Tyrannus flycatchers in Geary County
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:33:09 -0500
I was west of Junction City this morning looking at wheat (needs rain!!!!). As 
I 

drove down a gravel road I suddenly realized that I had a small flock of about 
ten Eastern Kingbirds flying down the road ahead of me, landing on a barb 
wire fence and then flushing as I got closer.

Just a few minutes ago I went out to my car in the parking lot and heard the 
familiar chatter of a Western Kingbird. The past 10+ years a pair has nested 
on the transformers on some of the power poles around the parking lot. Sure 
enough, a pair of Western Kingbirds were sitting on wires scoping out the 
area!

First of season for both species for me and pretty close to their long term 
average return!

Chuck

-----
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County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
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Subject: Re: Topeka Inquiry
From: Debby McKee <grmasmurf AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:35:01 -0500
Visit the Topeka Audubon Society website for Birding Hotspots. I would
suggest Warren Nature area/Shunga Park.

http://www.topekaaudubonsociety.org/places/birding-hot-spots

Thanks Debby McKee
TAS Board Secretary/Field Trip Coordinator


On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Al Schirmacher wrote:

> Will be in Topeka portions of today and all day Saturday on church &
> personal business.  May (note uncertainty) be able to get away for a short
> time to bird.
>
> Any spots particularly good right now for migrants?  Could be in Topeka or
> along/off 75 on the way.
>
> My thanks.
>
> Al Schirmacher
> Muscotah, KS
> (Basking in a few shorebirds today from Don Merz's work wetlands)
>
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-- 
Thanks Debby

Save a tree. Be Green - Keep it on the Screen.

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Subject: Topeka Inquiry
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:45:06 -0500
Will be in Topeka portions of today and all day Saturday on church & personal 
business. May (note uncertainty) be able to get away for a short time to bird. 


Any spots particularly good right now for migrants? Could be in Topeka or 
along/off 75 on the way. 


My thanks.

Al Schirmacher
Muscotah, KS
(Basking in a few shorebirds today from Don Merz's work wetlands)
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Baltimore Oriole, Riley Co.
From: Brett Sandercock <bsanderc AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:08:13 +0000
Heard and saw my first-of-spring Baltimore Oriole today.

Eye-popping orange and black - very nice.

And conveniently located in my backyard in Manhattan while I was loading kids 
up for school. 


My sons were not interested in looking at the bird, too bad for them.


b.


Brett K. Sandercock, Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506
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Subject: Burcham: Wednesday Morning
From: "Antonio, Robert J." <anto AT KU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:03:16 +0000
I walked for about an hour and a half along the Kaw and listed 36 species.

Chimney Swift (20 FOS)
Red-headed WP (1 FOS)
Blue-headed Vireo (1 singing FOS)
Baltimore Oriole (1 notes FOS a bit late)

Franklin's Gull (600)
RB Gull (100)

Warbling Vireo (5 singing)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (50+)
Northern Parula (6 singing)
Orange-crowned warbler (1 singing)

Harris Sparrow (3 singing)
White Throated Sparrow (5 singing)

Bob Antonio
Lawrence

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Subject: Website back up!
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:37:15 -0500
As fate would have it, about 30 seconds after I hit "send", ksbirds.org came 
back on line... of course. If you do have problems reaching the website at 
any time, please let me know. 

Chuck

-----
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Subject: Re: KSBIRDS.ORG website temporarily down
From: Henry and Debby Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:20:46 -0500
Fortunately for all of us, we get much more than we pay for when it comes to 
the web site.  Thank you again, Chuck.  Because of your expertise and 
dedication we have a web site that is a wealth of information and makes KOS 
and KS birders the envy of many.

Henry A
Osborne

> Good morning KSBirders!
>
> Just a head's up that the ksbirds.org website is temporarily down. This is 
> an issue
> at our hosting company, GoDaddy.com and is apparently hitting quite a few 
> websites
> based on the welcome message on their support line. I first double checked 
> to make
> sure I'd "paid the bills" and I had. GoDaddy rarely has hosting issues so 
> I suspect
> that the site should be back up and running soon. If I hear otherwise I 
> will let you
> know!
>
> Chuck
>

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Subject: KSBIRDS.ORG website temporarily down
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:59:42 -0500
Good morning KSBirders!

Just a head's up that the ksbirds.org website is temporarily down. This is an 
issue 

at our hosting company, GoDaddy.com and is apparently hitting quite a few 
websites 

based on the welcome message on their support line. I first double checked to 
make 

sure I'd "paid the bills" and I had. GoDaddy rarely has hosting issues so I 
suspect 

that the site should be back up and running soon. If I hear otherwise I will 
let you 

know!

Chuck

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Junction City Kansas USA 66441
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Subject: Re: Brown Pelican - Yard Bird
From: Doris Burnett <dburnett7750 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:16:31 -0500
I was at the pond about 5:30 and didn't see the pelican.

Doris Burnett
Pottawatomie County
Manhattan
On Apr 22, 2014 7:59 PM, "Michael Harding" 
wrote:

> Ted,
> I photographed the pelican at about 12:25 near the west edge of the island
> below the dam.  I got a few photos and a boat spooked him and he flew up
> over the dam headed north.  I did not go after him but probably the same
> one.
>
> Mike Harding
> Mayetta Ks
> Jackson Co.
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Ted Cable  wrote:
>
> > At 5:30 a Brown Pelican (presumably the same one seen below the dam in
> the
> > State Park this week) came flying in from the north. It flew right past
> my
> > house at close range and currently is sitting out in the middle of Tuttle
> > Creek Reservoir. If anybody is currently seeing a Brown Pelican below the
> > dam on "Tuttle Puddle" then there are two birds.
> >
> > Regarding the eagle and coot incident reported earlier to the list,
> > coincidentally just yesterday from the house I watched an immature eagle
> > catch a coot, carry it to a stump (odd flight profile - eagle flying with
> > coot) and then proceed to pick it apart and eat it for about 30 minutes
> on
> > the stump. -- Ted
> >
> >
> > --
> > Ted T. Cable, Ph.D.
> > Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
> > Kansas State University
> > Manhattan, KS 66506
> > ph. 785-532-1408
> > fax 785-532-5894
> > www.tedcable.com
> >
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> >
>
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Subject: list reinstatement
From: Pam Hanson <pambirdsong AT CS.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:11:45 -0400
I think I have been taken off the list suddenly.   How do I return?

Pam Hanson    pambirdsong AT cs.com

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Subject: birds in Harper and Pratt Counties
From: Tom Ewert <ewert.tom AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:23:14 -0500
 Hi all,
I accompanied Jeff Calhoun half way back to Dodge yesterday with stops in
Harper, Anthony, and Pratt. We both pushed our county lists over 100 for
each county.
There were a number of first of year birds but the highlights were probably
the Western Kingbird in Harper that looked like it just arrived from the
south, a pair of avocets on the Anthony WTPonds, and N Parula singing at
Anthony Lake. Lemon Park in Pratt also had several singing Parula, a
Louisiana Waterthrush and a Summer Tanager.
I stopped at Kingman State Fishing Lake on the way home which still had a
great variety of ducks, pied-billed, horned and eared grebes and a great
egret.
Anthony Lake had lots of water but a pump truck was parked ominously on the
bank with a big hose leading off into the countryside.
Great day to be out birding,

FYI, note the new email address. Not sure yet if I'll use this primarily
for KS birds or switch over more completely from my yahoo account. For now
I'll monitor both.

Tom Ewert
Wichita

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Subject: Re: Brown Pelican - Yard Bird
From: David Rintoul <drintoul AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:57:54 +0000
I was out there between 4:30 and 5 PM this afternoon and got some decent shots 
(one is on the Kansas Birding Facebook page). I left around 5 PM and the 
pelican was still on the water about 100 yds south of the beach. 


Dave

David A. Rintoul, Ph.D.
Associate Director - Biology Division
Faculty Senate President-elect
Kansas State University


On Apr 22, 2014, at 7:54 PM, "Michael Harding" 
> wrote: 


Ted,
I photographed the pelican at about 12:25 near the west edge of the island
below the dam.  I got a few photos and a boat spooked him and he flew up
over the dam headed north.  I did not go after him but probably the same
one.

Mike Harding
Mayetta Ks
Jackson Co.


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Ted Cable 
> wrote: 


At 5:30 a Brown Pelican (presumably the same one seen below the dam in the
State Park this week) came flying in from the north. It flew right past my
house at close range and currently is sitting out in the middle of Tuttle
Creek Reservoir. If anybody is currently seeing a Brown Pelican below the
dam on "Tuttle Puddle" then there are two birds.

Regarding the eagle and coot incident reported earlier to the list,
coincidentally just yesterday from the house I watched an immature eagle
catch a coot, carry it to a stump (odd flight profile - eagle flying with
coot) and then proceed to pick it apart and eat it for about 30 minutes on
the stump. -- Ted


--
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Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
Kansas State University
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Subject: Re: Brown Pelican - Yard Bird
From: Michael Harding <michael.d.harding.ks AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:53:01 -0500
Ted,
I photographed the pelican at about 12:25 near the west edge of the island
below the dam.  I got a few photos and a boat spooked him and he flew up
over the dam headed north.  I did not go after him but probably the same
one.

Mike Harding
Mayetta Ks
Jackson Co.


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Ted Cable  wrote:

> At 5:30 a Brown Pelican (presumably the same one seen below the dam in the
> State Park this week) came flying in from the north. It flew right past my
> house at close range and currently is sitting out in the middle of Tuttle
> Creek Reservoir. If anybody is currently seeing a Brown Pelican below the
> dam on "Tuttle Puddle" then there are two birds.
>
> Regarding the eagle and coot incident reported earlier to the list,
> coincidentally just yesterday from the house I watched an immature eagle
> catch a coot, carry it to a stump (odd flight profile - eagle flying with
> coot) and then proceed to pick it apart and eat it for about 30 minutes on
> the stump. -- Ted
>
>
> --
> Ted T. Cable, Ph.D.
> Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
> Kansas State University
> Manhattan, KS 66506
> ph. 785-532-1408
> fax 785-532-5894
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Subject: RT Hummer in heart of Lawrence
From: "Wedge, Philip C." <pwedge AT KU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:38:30 +0000
I don't usually see hummers in my yard until Aug-Sept., but this evening (4/22) 
a male Ruby-Throat was working the bushes in my backyard. Perhaps my neighbor's 
pond is also an attraction. Yellow-Rumps also beginning to show up south of the 
KU campus. 


Phil Wedge
Lawrence (Douglas Co.)

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Subject: Paging Terry Mannell
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:40:31 -0500
Terry Mannell if you are out there you need to send me your current 
email address on a somewhat urgent basis.  This is not a drill and 
regards the California trip in the fall.
-- 
Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net "Blessed are they who 
see beautiful things in humble places where other people see 
nothing."-Camille Pissarro

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Subject: Brown Pelican - Yard Bird
From: Ted Cable <tcable AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:50:38 -0500
At 5:30 a Brown Pelican (presumably the same one seen below the dam in 
the State Park this week) came flying in from the north. It flew right 
past my house at close range and currently is sitting out in the middle 
of Tuttle Creek Reservoir. If anybody is currently seeing a Brown 
Pelican below the dam on "Tuttle Puddle" then there are two birds.

Regarding the eagle and coot incident reported earlier to the list, 
coincidentally just yesterday from the house I watched an immature eagle 
catch a coot, carry it to a stump (odd flight profile - eagle flying 
with coot) and then proceed to pick it apart and eat it for about 30 
minutes on the stump. -- Ted


-- 
Ted T. Cable, Ph.D.
Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
ph. 785-532-1408
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Subject: American tree sparrow?
From: lelain lorenzen <lelain2 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:10:18 -0500
We were birding at Maxwell Game Preserve in McPherson County on Sunday, April 
20. Saw a sparrow that sure did look and sound like an American tree sparrow, 
but according to Janzen & Gress's book, they leave in March. Could this be a 
late migrator due to cold weather further north? Has anyone else seen one 
lately? (Life bird for us so we might have the wrong ID although we got a very 
good look at it.) 


Thanks,
Lelain & Mike Downey

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Subject: Quivira / 22 April and correction
From: Scott Seltman <sselt AT GBTA.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:12:51 -0500
I made a quick trip to Quivira's Big Salt Marsh at midday today, 22 April.
I did not look at every bird, just made a lap of the Wildlife Drive and
tried to sample what was there. Birds of note were:  Golden Plover 1, Willet
5, Hudsonian Godwit flock of 23, White-rumped Sandpiper 10, Stilt Sandpiper
7, Bonaparte's Gull 6, Forster's Tern 10 and Field Sparrow 1.  The adult
Bald Eagle was over at the edge of the nest. Hmmmm, maybe something else was
in the middle of the nest?  I watched for a little white head or two and saw
none.

 

There were 6 White-faced Ibis at the Larned sandpit East K-19 along the way.
A Western Grebe was at this location from 19-21 April but I did not see it
today.  FOS arrivals in Pawnee Co. on 21 April were Brown Thrasher,
Yellow-rumped Warbler and Chipping Sparrow.  Arrivals on 19 April were
Western Grebe, Cattle Egret, Wilson's Phalarope and Chimney Swift.

 

Regarding the monitoring of Whooping Cranes with GPS transmitters:  This
research is being done by the Crane Trust of Wood River, Nebraska, NOT the
Int. Crane Foundation as I reported earlier.   Other partners with the Crane
Trust in this effort to map WHCR migration are the Platte River Recovery
Program and USGS and it is part of a larger telemetry project including
those groups as well as USFWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service.  Greg
Wright, biologist with the Crane Trust, sent me a PDF of the latest news
(which is apparently not yet online).  You can read more about this
organization at:    http://www.cranetrust.org/

 

It is dry, dry, dry.  This is our 5th dry spring in a row in Western Kansas,
but honestly, this appears to be the worst of the five.

 

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Larned, Kansas


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Subject: Starling Imitation
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:29:30 -0500
Have to add another imitation to the European Starling list. One is doing a 
very credible Least Flycatcher in my yard. 


My favorite was a Pine Siskin ascending song years ago in Milwaukee.

Al Schirmacher
Hungering for warblers in
Muscotah, KS

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Subject: ABC has spoken!
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:16:45 -0500
Dear conservation friends and advocates,

 

Burroughs Audubon is thrilled to share the following letter with you from
the American Bird Conservancy.  Please share this and consider your position
on this project.  Help us oppose this project by writing letters and
spreading the word.  Be an advocate!  One letter is not enough.

 

To those addresses with an email, just copy the body of the letter and send
it with your own comments and your contact information.  In regards to the
Holt County Commissioners, write and mail a letter.  If you have any
questions or want additional information for you letter, please don't
hesitate to contact us.

 

Holt County Commissioners
Office of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

102 W Nodaway Street; PO Box 437
United States Senate

Oregon MO 64473
Hart Senate Office Building, Suite 506
(660) 446-3304
Washington, D.C.  20510

  www.mccaskill.senate.gov

Office of Sam Graves, Congressman

1415 Longworth House Office Building
Office of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

Washington, D.C.  20515
United States Senate

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Washington, D.C. 20510

Element Power
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(503) 416-0800
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We appreciate your help.  Remember, every voice does make a difference. 

 

Mary Nemecek, Conservation Committee Chair msnemecek AT aol.com

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Subject: Quivira off the beaten track
From: Jeff Witters <bioguy.witters AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:06:37 -0500
Hey all -- I'm headed to Quivira next weekend with my pint-size birders for
our annual spring wetlands trip.  We'll do the usual circuit: headquarters,
LSM, main refuge road and Migrant Mile, BSM, and down to the corner by the
"Rail Meadow".  I've heard there are other good spots though some involve a
good walk, but the little guys routinely go more than a mile on our local
birding adventures.  Anyone have some suggestions for other places to check
out around the refuge, whether by car or foot?

Jeff Witters
Olathe

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Subject: Pileated Woodpecker in NW Wichita
From: Jim Mason <jim AT GPNC.ORG>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:44:35 -0500
Seen in a yard bordering the Arkansas River, just north of 21st Street.  I
was sent a photo of the bird.

 

Jim Mason, Naturalist

Jim AT gpnc.org

Great Plains Nature Center

6232 E. 29th Street North

Wichita, KS 67220-2200

316-683-5499 x103 - voice

316-688-9555 - facsimile

www.gpnc.org

 


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Subject: Weird yard firsts
From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:55:30 -0500
Although turkeys are often around having lived here twelve years I have
never seen one in my yard until yesterday when one calmly walked thru my
yard. It was followed by a groundhog. I have only seen two or three in
Kansas and fleeting glimpses. This one calmly walked thru nibbled on some
greenery stood up looked around sniffed the air and calmly continued on.
Truly a very cool animal.

Dan Larson
Berryton KS

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Subject: Burcham: Tuesday Morning
From: "Antonio, Robert J." <anto AT KU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:41:16 +0000
Was a beautiful morning along the Kaw, until the construction machinery rolled 
into high gear at about 8AM. Dan Alvord and I walked for about two hours and 
listed 39 species. 


Franklin's Gulls (400)
Ring-billed Gull (200)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (50+ they are thick, fluttering, chasing & singing)
Northern Parula (5 singing)
Orange-crowned (7-sharp increase & first singing)

Warbling Vireo (4 singing/scolding - FOS late arrival)
Red-eyed Vireo (1 singing)

Harris Sparrow (4-singing/buzz notes)
White-Throated Sparrow (3 singing)
Song Sparrow (2 singing)
Chipping Sparrow (1 singing)

Bob Antonio
Lawrence

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Subject: Perry Lake bald eagle
From: Heather Edgerton <hedgerton AT KU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:45:30 -0500
Dan Mulhern, Mike Watkins, Marty Birrell, Jesse Morgan, and myself 
were out at Perry Lake yesterday morning to band eaglets at a nest 
off of the lake. While crossing the Perry Lake dam, we all observed 
an adult bald eagle looking for food just below the dam. It made 3-4 
attempts at a coot & was oh so close every time! What a super cool 
sight!

Other birds of note: 
N. Shoveler
Brown Thrasher
N. Parula (FOY)
Barn Swallow (FOY)

Heather Edgerton
Naturalist, Prairie Park Nature Center, Lawrence
Wildlife Rehabilitator, Northeast Kansas Wildlife Rescue, Topeka

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Subject: No Subject
From: Mavis Benner <mavisrn AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:56:21 -0500
HELP

 
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Subject: No Subject
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Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:52:25 -0500
NO MAIL

Mavis Benner
Let's go birding
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Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: Mark Van Horn <mark.e.vanhorn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:33:01 +0200
If anyone has good pictures of the brown pelican, please consider submitting 
them to the HOLA for the Summer issue. 


Sincerely,

Mark Van Horn
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Editor, The Horned Lark, Kansas Ornithological Society
mark.e.vanhorn AT gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/mark.e.vanhorn
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-van-horn/33/bb4/53a




On Apr 21, 2014, at 6:07 PM, Brandon Magette  wrote:

> Brown Pelican still at east end of River Pond  AT 1100, Bonaparte' Gulls
> flying over outlet.
> 
> Brandon Magette of St Marys KS
> currently mobile at 785-844-0139
> On Apr 21, 2014 9:26 AM, "Edward Raynor"  wrote:
> 
>> Bird was foraging at eastern side of pond at 8am this morning.
>> 
>> E.J.
>> 
>> On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Eric Maatta  wrote:
>> 
>>> Thanks to Brett Sandercock, Dave Rintoul, John Row and a friendly group
>> of
>>> other birders, I managed a few decent snaps of the brown pelican between
>>> 3:30 and 4:00 this afternoon. What a treat that was.
>>> 
>>> Here are two links should anyone be interested:
>>> 
>>> http://www.pbase.com/catalyst/image/155308953
>>> 
>>> http://www.pbase.com/catalyst/image/155308956
>>> 
>>> Eric Maatta
>>> Manhattan
>>> On Apr 20, 2014, at 6:01 PM, Nick Varvel >
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 3 of us watched it fly around at about 6:50, going from Pott to Riley
>>> county!
>>>> 
>>>> Nick Varvel
>>>> Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> 
>>>>> On Apr 20, 2014, at 5:32 PM, Aaron Balogh > >
>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> 5:30 -  Brown Pelican in same location as Donna reported.
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Donna Roper  wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 5:08 PM - its now on the low dead tree jutting into the pond from the
>>>>>> south Shore south of the island. I'm viewing it from the west, on the
>>>>>> turnout extending into the pond from the west. It looks like a bump
>> on
>>> a
>>>>>> log, but raised itself up, showed it's big beak and revealed itself.
>>> Hooray
>>>>>> - success
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Donna Roper
>>>>>> Manhattan
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
>>>>>> network.
>>>>>> Original Message
>>>>>> From: Thomas Schermerhorn
>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:29 PM
>>>>>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
>>>>>> Reply To: Thomas Schermerhorn
>>>>>> Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Sam and I just returned from Tuttle Creek area in Manhattan. Along
>>> with a
>>>>>> group of other birders, we had great views of the brown pelican
>>> soaring and
>>>>>> diving in the cove near the fire turnout on the east side of the main
>>> lake
>>>>>> just north of Willow Pond. When we left around 4 pm it was still
>> there.
>>>>>> Thanks to Brett for alerting us to this great bird!
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Sam and Tom Schermerhorn
>>>>>> Wamego, KS
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Apr 20, 2014, at 3:11 PM, "John Row" >> >
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> All,
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> At 12:53 PM, I arrived at the southeast corner of River Pond.
>> Scanning
>>>>>> the area I finally spotted something large, perched on a fallen tree
>>> that
>>>>>> was hanging out over the lake on the south side of the pond, directly
>>> south
>>>>>> of the island. To get a bit closer, I drove to the beach area at
>> River
>>> Pond
>>>>>> and set up my scope. Though quite distant, the large object appeared
>>> to be
>>>>>> a brown bird with its head down facing away from me. It soon raised
>>> it's
>>>>>> head and sure enough it was the brown pelican. I watched it with Dave
>>>>>> Rintoul for a while as it was occasionally preening itself. We left
>> the
>>>>>> area about 1:46 with the pelican was still perched on the dead tree.
>>> The
>>>>>> fallen tree is on the south shore of the pond.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> John Row
>>>>>>> Manhattan, Kansas
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
>>>>>>>> From: bsanderc AT KSU.EDU 
>>>>>>>> Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
>>>>>>>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Easter morning at 11:45 am.
>>>>>>>> Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of
>>>>>> willow lake. Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly,
>> white
>>> at
>>>>>> base of primaries forms white line on underside of wing. Come south
>>> from
>>>>>> east side of dam past KDWPT headquarters to find the bird.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Brett
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Brett K. Sandercock
>>>>>>>> www.ksu.edu/bsanderc
>>>>>>>> 
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>>>>>>> For K
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Edward J. Raynor
>> Manhattan, KS
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Subject: Brown Pelican
From: The Fergusons <crmferg AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:41:08 -0500
Lena and I saw the Brown Pelican at Tuttle Puddle this afternoon (Mon.,April 
21) at 4:00 p. m. It was still sitting on that snag south of the island. There 
were a few boats sailing around the Puddle but they didn't bother the bird. Had 
perfect lighting from the western headland where we were. It never moved in the 
20 odd minutes we watched it. 

Clyde Ferguson
Manhattan, KS
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Subject: Brown Pelican Update
From: John Row <johmarrow AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:11:36 -0500
All,
 
I took Diane out to River Pond State Park in hopes that she would get to see 
the brown pelican. We found Dave Rintoul standing on the dike between Willow 
Lake and River Pond waiting for the pelican to make an appearance. With no 
sighting he left and we went and checked the perimeter of Willow Lake before 
heading to the west side of River Pond. As we approached the archery area at 
about 5:35 PM, I spotted a large bird circling over River Pond. It turned out 
to be the pelican. We doubled back to near the east end of River Pond where the 
bird put on quite an aerial display before disappearing once again. After 
checking out the gulls I scanned along the south shore with my scope and in the 
distance, I saw a large bird perched on a snag off shore. We headed west to get 
on the west side of the island from where we had a decent look at the pelican 
perched on the snag south of the island. It was still perched there when we 
left at about 6:25 PM. Both sightings were in the Riley County portions of 
River Pond as the old Blue River channel which divides Pottawatomie and Riley 
County, meanders through that area. 

 
John and Diane Row
Manhattan, Kansas
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Quivira field trip Saturday 4_26
From: Patricia Marlett <pmarlett AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:13:42 -0500
From Barry's report it looks like a good time to check out Quivira! Wichita 
Audubon has a field trip planned for next Saturday, 4/26, to Quivira and 
Cheyenne Bottoms (time permitting). We will meet at the Quivira headquarters at 
8 a.m. 

I have room for passengers if anyone wants a ride. If you have FRS radios, 
please bring them. 


Please come join us. 


Patty Marlett 
Wichita
pmarlett AT cox.net
(316) 942-2164

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Subject: More River Pond Thoughts and Observations
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:33:56 -0500
When I got home this afternoon to enter todays birding into the ebird
database my suspicions were confirmed, as bad as I wanted the Brown Pelican
to be in Pott Co it was not, and I didn't want to wait around till it did
some cross county patrolling. Still a great KS life bird.

On another note I saw briefly along the edge of the water a small white
heron with a drab grey bill, my first inclination was Little Blue Heron
because nothing else fits but most information suggests that this bird
should be in adult plummage by this time. This bird is on my nemesis list
so everyone's thoughts would be appreciated...


-- 
Brandon Magette
St Marys in Pottawatomie Co. KS
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Subject: Re: Quivira report for weekend 19-20 April 2014
From: Edward Raynor <edwardraynor AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:12:09 -0500
An afternoon trip to the refuge with Joesph and Jonathan Lautenbach
yesterday provided us with sightings of:
Dunlin-Little Salt Marsh unit #7
Long-billed Curlew (1)- Big Salt Marsh (BSM)
American Golden Plover (2)- BSM
Black-bellied Plover(2)- BSM
Semi-palmated Plover (2)- BSM
Blue Grosbeak (1)- Migrant's Mile

Three Massasaugua, a large Snapping Turtle, and an unidentified 2-3 foot
snake were the reptilian highlights of the tour.

E.J. Raynor



On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM, Barry Jones  wrote:

> A little late but I wanted to mention some things for the record, as the
> weekend was a good one for both variety (over 90 species, at least) and
> First of Season arrivals.  Here is the latter (FOS for at least staffers
> here at the Q):
> Eastern Kingbird (4/19)
> all the rest 4/20:
> Semipalmated Plover
> Forster's Tern
> Western Kingbird
> Blue Jay
> N. Rough-winged Swallow
> Barn Swallow
> Common Yellowthroat
> Baltimore Oriole
>
> Both Wilson's Phalaropes and American Avocets are present in the 100s,
> especially in the BSM/Wildlife Drive area.
>
> Barry Jones
> Quivira NWR
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Subject: Quivira report for weekend 19-20 April 2014
From: Barry Jones <barjones78 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:32:11 -0500
A little late but I wanted to mention some things for the record, as the 
weekend was a good one for both variety (over 90 species, at least) and 
First of Season arrivals.  Here is the latter (FOS for at least staffers 
here at the Q):
Eastern Kingbird (4/19)
all the rest 4/20:
Semipalmated Plover
Forster's Tern
Western Kingbird
Blue Jay
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Common Yellowthroat
Baltimore Oriole

Both Wilson's Phalaropes and American Avocets are present in the 100s, 
especially in the BSM/Wildlife Drive area.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Subject: Brown Pelican
From: Will <willc-t AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:15:44 -0500
Still present at same location at 1:15

Will Chatfield-Taylor
Lawrence

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Pott and Riley Yellow-headed Blackbirds
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:14:19 -0500
Yellow-headed Blackbirds seen on Alfalfa field at intersection of hwy 24
and Green Valley Parkway on east side of Manhattan, and at the KSU
livestock facility up by the lake.

Brandon Magette of St Marys KS
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Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:07:18 -0500
Brown Pelican still at east end of River Pond  AT 1100, Bonaparte' Gulls
flying over outlet.

Brandon Magette of St Marys KS
currently mobile at 785-844-0139
On Apr 21, 2014 9:26 AM, "Edward Raynor"  wrote:

> Bird was foraging at eastern side of pond at 8am this morning.
>
> E.J.
>
> On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Eric Maatta  wrote:
>
> > Thanks to Brett Sandercock, Dave Rintoul, John Row and a friendly group
> of
> > other birders, I managed a few decent snaps of the brown pelican between
> > 3:30 and 4:00 this afternoon. What a treat that was.
> >
> > Here are two links should anyone be interested:
> >
> > http://www.pbase.com/catalyst/image/155308953
> >
> > http://www.pbase.com/catalyst/image/155308956
> >
> > Eric Maatta
> > Manhattan
> > On Apr 20, 2014, at 6:01 PM, Nick Varvel >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 3 of us watched it fly around at about 6:50, going from Pott to Riley
> > county!
> > >
> > > Nick Varvel
> > > Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> > >> On Apr 20, 2014, at 5:32 PM, Aaron Balogh  >
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> 5:30 -  Brown Pelican in same location as Donna reported.
> > >>
> > >>> On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Donna Roper  wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> 5:08 PM - its now on the low dead tree jutting into the pond from the
> > >>> south Shore south of the island. I'm viewing it from the west, on the
> > >>> turnout extending into the pond from the west. It looks like a bump
> on
> > a
> > >>> log, but raised itself up, showed it's big beak and revealed itself.
> > Hooray
> > >>> - success
> > >>>
> > >>> Donna Roper
> > >>> Manhattan
> > >>>
> > >>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
> > >>> network.
> > >>> Original Message
> > >>> From: Thomas Schermerhorn
> > >>> Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:29 PM
> > >>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
> > >>> Reply To: Thomas Schermerhorn
> > >>> Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
> > >>>
> > >>> Sam and I just returned from Tuttle Creek area in Manhattan. Along
> > with a
> > >>> group of other birders, we had great views of the brown pelican
> > soaring and
> > >>> diving in the cove near the fire turnout on the east side of the main
> > lake
> > >>> just north of Willow Pond. When we left around 4 pm it was still
> there.
> > >>> Thanks to Brett for alerting us to this great bird!
> > >>>
> > >>> Sam and Tom Schermerhorn
> > >>> Wamego, KS
> > >>>
> > >>> Sent from my iPhone
> > >>>
> > >>> On Apr 20, 2014, at 3:11 PM, "John Row"  > >
> > >>> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> All,
> > >>>>
> > >>>> At 12:53 PM, I arrived at the southeast corner of River Pond.
> Scanning
> > >>> the area I finally spotted something large, perched on a fallen tree
> > that
> > >>> was hanging out over the lake on the south side of the pond, directly
> > south
> > >>> of the island. To get a bit closer, I drove to the beach area at
> River
> > Pond
> > >>> and set up my scope. Though quite distant, the large object appeared
> > to be
> > >>> a brown bird with its head down facing away from me. It soon raised
> > it's
> > >>> head and sure enough it was the brown pelican. I watched it with Dave
> > >>> Rintoul for a while as it was occasionally preening itself. We left
> the
> > >>> area about 1:46 with the pelican was still perched on the dead tree.
> > The
> > >>> fallen tree is on the south shore of the pond.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> John Row
> > >>>> Manhattan, Kansas
> > >>>>
> > >>>>> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
> > >>>>> From: bsanderc AT KSU.EDU 
> > >>>>> Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
> > >>>>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Easter morning at 11:45 am.
> > >>>>> Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of
> > >>> willow lake. Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly,
> white
> > at
> > >>> base of primaries forms white line on underside of wing. Come south
> > from
> > >>> east side of dam past KDWPT headquarters to find the bird.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Brett
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Brett K. Sandercock
> > >>>>> www.ksu.edu/bsanderc
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
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> > >>>>
> > >>>> For K
>
>
>
> --
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> Manhattan, KS
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Subject: Sim Park Pine Warbler
From: Billie & Tom McDavitt <tmacdee AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:12 -0500
Billie & I did a circumferential of Sim Park Easter Sunday. The park was alive 
with Orange-crowned Warblers, but our best find was two Pine Warblers in the 
pine trees on the south side of Booth Memorial Hospital. These guys tried to 
hide the fact that they had white wing bars but they were willing to come out 
on the ends of the limbs and sing for us/to us. We have had them in our 
backyard in the winter months, BUT…. 

What are they doing in Sedgwick County in April?  Pete, any ideas?

Tom & Billie McDavitt
Wichita, KS
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Subject: Baker Wetlands survey
From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:34:55 -0500
Roger Boyd did a walking survey on April 16 at Baker Wetlands, Lawrence,
KS. This is late because of the yahoo bug.Ducks were abundant with 138
Blue-winged Teal being counted.There were 80 Double-crested Cormorants.
There was one Great Egret

There was one Bale Eagle. E-bird balked at a Rough-legged Hawk being
seen.Roger said it is a bird that has been around since January. It may be
injured and is missing several wing feathers. But seems to get around okay.

There were several shorebirds including a Hudsonian Godwit. There were 6
Franklin's Gulls

There were 2 Northern Parula and eight sparrow species. The rest of the
list can be found at this link.

ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17926827

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Subject: Brown Pelican still here
From: Donna Roper <droper AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:24:01 +0000
The Brown Pelican was on the east end of River Pond this morning. It was 
standing on a rock in the north cove immediately east of, although a distance 
from, the area of the volleyball nets. I found it at 8:35 and watched until 
8:58. In spite of the cantankerous lighting, I have some reasonably decent 
photographs. 



Donna Roper

Manhattan

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Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: Edward Raynor <edwardraynor AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:22:09 -0500
Bird was foraging at eastern side of pond at 8am this morning.

E.J.

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Eric Maatta  wrote:

> Thanks to Brett Sandercock, Dave Rintoul, John Row and a friendly group of
> other birders, I managed a few decent snaps of the brown pelican between
> 3:30 and 4:00 this afternoon. What a treat that was.
>
> Here are two links should anyone be interested:
>
> http://www.pbase.com/catalyst/image/155308953
>
> http://www.pbase.com/catalyst/image/155308956
>
> Eric Maatta
> Manhattan
> On Apr 20, 2014, at 6:01 PM, Nick Varvel >
> wrote:
>
> > 3 of us watched it fly around at about 6:50, going from Pott to Riley
> county!
> >
> > Nick Varvel
> > Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Apr 20, 2014, at 5:32 PM, Aaron Balogh 
> 

> wrote:
> >>
> >> 5:30 -  Brown Pelican in same location as Donna reported.
> >>
> >>> On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Donna Roper  wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 5:08 PM - its now on the low dead tree jutting into the pond from the
> >>> south Shore south of the island. I'm viewing it from the west, on the
> >>> turnout extending into the pond from the west. It looks like a bump on
> a
> >>> log, but raised itself up, showed it's big beak and revealed itself.
> Hooray
> >>> - success
> >>>
> >>> Donna Roper
> >>> Manhattan
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
> >>> network.
> >>> Original Message
> >>> From: Thomas Schermerhorn
> >>> Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:29 PM
> >>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
> >>> Reply To: Thomas Schermerhorn
> >>> Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
> >>>
> >>> Sam and I just returned from Tuttle Creek area in Manhattan. Along
> with a
> >>> group of other birders, we had great views of the brown pelican
> soaring and
> >>> diving in the cove near the fire turnout on the east side of the main
> lake
> >>> just north of Willow Pond. When we left around 4 pm it was still there.
> >>> Thanks to Brett for alerting us to this great bird!
> >>>
> >>> Sam and Tom Schermerhorn
> >>> Wamego, KS
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> >>> On Apr 20, 2014, at 3:11 PM, "John Row"  >
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> All,
> >>>>
> >>>> At 12:53 PM, I arrived at the southeast corner of River Pond. Scanning
> >>> the area I finally spotted something large, perched on a fallen tree
> that
> >>> was hanging out over the lake on the south side of the pond, directly
> south
> >>> of the island. To get a bit closer, I drove to the beach area at River
> Pond
> >>> and set up my scope. Though quite distant, the large object appeared
> to be
> >>> a brown bird with its head down facing away from me. It soon raised
> it's
> >>> head and sure enough it was the brown pelican. I watched it with Dave
> >>> Rintoul for a while as it was occasionally preening itself. We left the
> >>> area about 1:46 with the pelican was still perched on the dead tree.
> The
> >>> fallen tree is on the south shore of the pond.
> >>>>
> >>>> John Row
> >>>> Manhattan, Kansas
> >>>>
> >>>>> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
> >>>>> From: bsanderc AT KSU.EDU 
> >>>>> Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
> >>>>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Easter morning at 11:45 am.
> >>>>> Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of
> >>> willow lake. Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly, white
> at
> >>> base of primaries forms white line on underside of wing. Come south
> from
> >>> east side of dam past KDWPT headquarters to find the bird.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Brett
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Brett K. Sandercock
> >>>>> www.ksu.edu/bsanderc
> >>>>>
> >>>>> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
> >>>>> http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
> >>>>> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> >>>>> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> >>>>> To contact a listowner, send a message to
> >>>>> mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu 
> >>>>
> >>>> For K



-- 
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Manhattan, KS
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Subject: New arrival
From: Doris Burnett <dburnett7750 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:54:36 -0500
It was warm enough to have the door open last night.  Heard fos
Chuck-will's-widow.  Also thanks to EJ for posting the brown pelican.  Bill
and I saw it about 6 last night.

Doris Burnett
Pottawatomie County
Manhattan

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Subject: N. Newton GH Owl fledglings
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:58:05 -0500
I drive to North Newton (Harvey Co) on I-135 at least once a week. For 
some years. right along the highway on the edge of the old Meadowlark 
Homestead there has been a big platform nest in the tallest cottonwood 
that goes through the typical RT Hawk/GH Owl rotation from year to 
year.  This has been a GH Owl year.  Anyway today there were three 
half-sized fledged young lined up on a branch and it looked like the 
nest was gone.  It was still there on Saturday morning I know.  This was 
all at 75 mph so maybe some of the nest is till there.  They were there 
at about 9 am and still sitting there at 3 pm when we were heading back 
to Wichita.  Don't play in traffic kids!  I wonder if they dislodged 
some of the nest while climbing out?
-- 
Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net "Blessed are they who 
see beautiful things in humble places where other people see 
nothing."-Camille Pissarro

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Subject: Wichita birds
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:57:50 -0500
Hi Folks,

Oak Park was mostly quiet this morning. I did hear Orange-crowned and 
Yellow-rumped warblers. There was a House Wren in the tickets and I also heard 
a Brown Thrasher. Many Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. The nesting Cooper's Hawks are 
into last years nest, she probably has eggs. The best bird was a male Eastern 
Towhee. The West side of Oak Park looks very bleak with all the Honeysuckle 
removed, with little or no moisture recently not much is growing. The city has 
also shut off the water to the westside ponds. We need rain real bad. The 
eastside looks OK, mostly under the big Burr Oaks. Very green, with the smaller 
trees starting to leaf out, but the Burr Oaks are still without leaves. Lots of 
bugs. 


At Twin Lakes, there are still a lot of Cormorants and in fact, that is where I 
found my best bird today. It appears the Neotropic Cormorant is still here, 
from last spring. Or, maybe a new one. But, for sure a Neotropic. It can be 
seen from the upper parking lot. It is sitting with other Cormorants on the 
island out in the lake. Note it is smaller than the others. It has a shorter 
bill and a longer looking tail. Only yellow on the face, although, this bird 
might be a immature as it doesn't have a distinct white outline around the 
bottom of the yellow. 


Happy Birding,

Paul Griffin 

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Subject: Re: Harvey County East Lake addition on Sunday
From: Carolyn Schwab <caschwab AT PIXIUS.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:37:11 -0500
I saw one ibis and three Upland Sandpipers in flight there this 
morning.  Great sounds of spring! I'm assume the ibis was White-faced 
although it was a silhouette and I couldn't say that for sure.  No 
shorebirds on the swimming beaches was a little disappointing on Saturday.

Carolyn Schwab
Newton, KS
> What a difference a day makes.  I saw a good variety of ducks and
> passerines Thursday at HV County East Lake but returning on Saturday I
> found no (zero) ducks and struggled to pick out much else.  Maybe it was
> the strong south wind.  I did find one Osprey hunting over the lake.
>   Everything else was more routine.
>
> The owl with one downy young remains on the nest.
>
> Gregg
> friese n . fen ton (at) gmail.com
>

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Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: Eric Maatta <eam60 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:11:28 -0500
Thanks to Brett Sandercock, Dave Rintoul, John Row and a friendly group of 
other birders, I managed a few decent snaps of the brown pelican between 3:30 
and 4:00 this afternoon. What a treat that was. 


Here are two links should anyone be interested:

http://www.pbase.com/catalyst/image/155308953

http://www.pbase.com/catalyst/image/155308956

Eric Maatta
Manhattan
On Apr 20, 2014, at 6:01 PM, Nick Varvel  wrote:

> 3 of us watched it fly around at about 6:50, going from Pott to Riley county!
> 
> Nick Varvel
> Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Apr 20, 2014, at 5:32 PM, Aaron Balogh  wrote:
>> 
>> 5:30 -  Brown Pelican in same location as Donna reported.
>> 
>>> On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Donna Roper  wrote:
>>> 
>>> 5:08 PM - its now on the low dead tree jutting into the pond from the
>>> south Shore south of the island. I'm viewing it from the west, on the
>>> turnout extending into the pond from the west. It looks like a bump on a
>>> log, but raised itself up, showed it's big beak and revealed itself. Hooray
>>> - success
>>> 
>>> Donna Roper
>>> Manhattan
>>> 
>>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
>>> network.
>>> Original Message
>>> From: Thomas Schermerhorn
>>> Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:29 PM
>>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
>>> Reply To: Thomas Schermerhorn
>>> Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
>>> 
>>> Sam and I just returned from Tuttle Creek area in Manhattan. Along with a
>>> group of other birders, we had great views of the brown pelican soaring and
>>> diving in the cove near the fire turnout on the east side of the main lake
>>> just north of Willow Pond. When we left around 4 pm it was still there.
>>> Thanks to Brett for alerting us to this great bird!
>>> 
>>> Sam and Tom Schermerhorn
>>> Wamego, KS
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>> On Apr 20, 2014, at 3:11 PM, "John Row" 
> 

>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> All,
>>>> 
>>>> At 12:53 PM, I arrived at the southeast corner of River Pond. Scanning
>>> the area I finally spotted something large, perched on a fallen tree that
>>> was hanging out over the lake on the south side of the pond, directly south
>>> of the island. To get a bit closer, I drove to the beach area at River Pond
>>> and set up my scope. Though quite distant, the large object appeared to be
>>> a brown bird with its head down facing away from me. It soon raised it's
>>> head and sure enough it was the brown pelican. I watched it with Dave
>>> Rintoul for a while as it was occasionally preening itself. We left the
>>> area about 1:46 with the pelican was still perched on the dead tree. The
>>> fallen tree is on the south shore of the pond.
>>>> 
>>>> John Row
>>>> Manhattan, Kansas
>>>> 
>>>>> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
>>>>> From: bsanderc AT KSU.EDU 
>>>>> Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
>>>>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Easter morning at 11:45 am.
>>>>> Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of
>>> willow lake. Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly, white at
>>> base of primaries forms white line on underside of wing. Come south from
>>> east side of dam past KDWPT headquarters to find the bird.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Brett
>>>>> 
>>>>> Brett K. Sandercock
>>>>> www.ksu.edu/bsanderc
>>>>> 
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Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: Nick Varvel <nvarvel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:01:22 -0500
3 of us watched it fly around at about 6:50, going from Pott to Riley county!

Nick Varvel
Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 20, 2014, at 5:32 PM, Aaron Balogh  wrote:
> 
> 5:30 -  Brown Pelican in same location as Donna reported.
> 
>> On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Donna Roper  wrote:
>> 
>> 5:08 PM - its now on the low dead tree jutting into the pond from the
>> south Shore south of the island. I'm viewing it from the west, on the
>> turnout extending into the pond from the west. It looks like a bump on a
>> log, but raised itself up, showed it's big beak and revealed itself. Hooray
>> - success
>> 
>> Donna Roper
>> Manhattan
>> 
>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
>> network.
>>  Original Message
>> From: Thomas Schermerhorn
>> Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:29 PM
>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
>> Reply To: Thomas Schermerhorn
>> Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
>> 
>> Sam and I just returned from Tuttle Creek area in Manhattan. Along with a
>> group of other birders, we had great views of the brown pelican soaring and
>> diving in the cove near the fire turnout on the east side of the main lake
>> just north of Willow Pond. When we left around 4 pm it was still there.
>> Thanks to Brett for alerting us to this great bird!
>> 
>> Sam and Tom Schermerhorn
>> Wamego, KS
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> On Apr 20, 2014, at 3:11 PM, "John Row" 
> 

>> wrote:
>> 
>>> All,
>>> 
>>> At 12:53 PM, I arrived at the southeast corner of River Pond. Scanning
>> the area I finally spotted something large, perched on a fallen tree that
>> was hanging out over the lake on the south side of the pond, directly south
>> of the island. To get a bit closer, I drove to the beach area at River Pond
>> and set up my scope. Though quite distant, the large object appeared to be
>> a brown bird with its head down facing away from me. It soon raised it's
>> head and sure enough it was the brown pelican. I watched it with Dave
>> Rintoul for a while as it was occasionally preening itself. We left the
>> area about 1:46 with the pelican was still perched on the dead tree. The
>> fallen tree is on the south shore of the pond.
>>> 
>>> John Row
>>> Manhattan, Kansas
>>> 
>>>> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
>>>> From: bsanderc AT KSU.EDU 
>>>> Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
>>>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
>>>> 
>>>> Easter morning at 11:45 am.
>>>> Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of
>> willow lake. Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly, white at
>> base of primaries forms white line on underside of wing. Come south from
>> east side of dam past KDWPT headquarters to find the bird.
>>>> 
>>>> Brett
>>>> 
>>>> Brett K. Sandercock
>>>> www.ksu.edu/bsanderc
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Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:32:33 -0500
5:30 -  Brown Pelican in same location as Donna reported.

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Donna Roper  wrote:

> 5:08 PM - its now on the low dead tree jutting into the pond from the
> south Shore south of the island. I'm viewing it from the west, on the
> turnout extending into the pond from the west. It looks like a bump on a
> log, but raised itself up, showed it's big beak and revealed itself. Hooray
> - success
>
> Donna Roper
> Manhattan
>
> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
> network.
>   Original Message
> From: Thomas Schermerhorn
> Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:29 PM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
> Reply To: Thomas Schermerhorn
> Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
>
> Sam and I just returned from Tuttle Creek area in Manhattan. Along with a
> group of other birders, we had great views of the brown pelican soaring and
> diving in the cove near the fire turnout on the east side of the main lake
> just north of Willow Pond. When we left around 4 pm it was still there.
> Thanks to Brett for alerting us to this great bird!
>
> Sam and Tom Schermerhorn
> Wamego, KS
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Apr 20, 2014, at 3:11 PM, "John Row" >
> wrote:
>
> > All,
> >
> > At 12:53 PM, I arrived at the southeast corner of River Pond. Scanning
> the area I finally spotted something large, perched on a fallen tree that
> was hanging out over the lake on the south side of the pond, directly south
> of the island. To get a bit closer, I drove to the beach area at River Pond
> and set up my scope. Though quite distant, the large object appeared to be
> a brown bird with its head down facing away from me. It soon raised it's
> head and sure enough it was the brown pelican. I watched it with Dave
> Rintoul for a while as it was occasionally preening itself. We left the
> area about 1:46 with the pelican was still perched on the dead tree. The
> fallen tree is on the south shore of the pond.
> >
> > John Row
> > Manhattan, Kansas
> >
> >> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
> >> From: bsanderc AT KSU.EDU 
> >> Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
> >> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
> >>
> >> Easter morning at 11:45 am.
> >> Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of
> willow lake. Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly, white at
> base of primaries forms white line on underside of wing. Come south from
> east side of dam past KDWPT headquarters to find the bird.
> >>
> >> Brett
> >>
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Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: Donna Roper <droper AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:13:34 -0500
5:08 PM - its now on the low dead tree jutting into the pond from the south 
Shore south of the island. I'm viewing it from the west, on the turnout 
extending into the pond from the west. It looks like a bump on a log, but 
raised itself up, showed it's big beak and revealed itself. Hooray - success  


Donna Roper 
Manhattan

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  Original Message  
From: Thomas Schermerhorn
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:29 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Reply To: Thomas Schermerhorn
Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co

Sam and I just returned from Tuttle Creek area in Manhattan. Along with a group 
of other birders, we had great views of the brown pelican soaring and diving in 
the cove near the fire turnout on the east side of the main lake just north of 
Willow Pond. When we left around 4 pm it was still there. Thanks to Brett for 
alerting us to this great bird! 


Sam and Tom Schermerhorn
Wamego, KS

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 20, 2014, at 3:11 PM, "John Row"  wrote:

> All,
> 
> At 12:53 PM, I arrived at the southeast corner of River Pond. Scanning the 
area I finally spotted something large, perched on a fallen tree that was 
hanging out over the lake on the south side of the pond, directly south of the 
island. To get a bit closer, I drove to the beach area at River Pond and set up 
my scope. Though quite distant, the large object appeared to be a brown bird 
with its head down facing away from me. It soon raised it's head and sure 
enough it was the brown pelican. I watched it with Dave Rintoul for a while as 
it was occasionally preening itself. We left the area about 1:46 with the 
pelican was still perched on the dead tree. The fallen tree is on the south 
shore of the pond. 

> 
> John Row
> Manhattan, Kansas
> 
>> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
>> From: bsanderc AT KSU.EDU
>> Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
>> 
>> Easter morning at 11:45 am.
>> Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of willow 
lake. Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly, white at base of 
primaries forms white line on underside of wing. Come south from east side of 
dam past KDWPT headquarters to find the bird. 

>> 
>> Brett
>> 
>> Brett K. Sandercock
>> www.ksu.edu/bsanderc
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Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: Thomas Schermerhorn <tscherme AT VET.K-STATE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:28:16 +0000
Sam and I just returned from Tuttle Creek area in Manhattan. Along with a group 
of other birders, we had great views of the brown pelican soaring and diving in 
the cove near the fire turnout on the east side of the main lake just north of 
Willow Pond. When we left around 4 pm it was still there. Thanks to Brett for 
alerting us to this great bird! 


Sam and Tom Schermerhorn
Wamego, KS

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 20, 2014, at 3:11 PM, "John Row"  wrote:

> All,
> 
> At 12:53 PM, I arrived at the southeast corner of River Pond. Scanning the 
area I finally spotted something large, perched on a fallen tree that was 
hanging out over the lake on the south side of the pond, directly south of the 
island. To get a bit closer, I drove to the beach area at River Pond and set up 
my scope. Though quite distant, the large object appeared to be a brown bird 
with its head down facing away from me. It soon raised it's head and sure 
enough it was the brown pelican. I watched it with Dave Rintoul for a while as 
it was occasionally preening itself. We left the area about 1:46 with the 
pelican was still perched on the dead tree. The fallen tree is on the south 
shore of the pond. 

> 
> John Row
> Manhattan, Kansas
> 
>> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
>> From: bsanderc AT KSU.EDU
>> Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
>> 
>> Easter morning at 11:45 am.
>> Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of willow 
lake. Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly, white at base of 
primaries forms white line on underside of wing. Come south from east side of 
dam past KDWPT headquarters to find the bird. 

>> 
>> Brett
>> 
>> Brett K. Sandercock
>> www.ksu.edu/bsanderc
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Subject: Slate Creek (Sumner Co.)
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:48:02 -0500
I was at the Slate Creek Wetlands yesterday for 3 hours. Most of the
activity was on the state land and the big lake west of the tower. There was
a good variety of shorebirds including 29 Hudsonian Godwits. There was a
total of around 600 shorebirds of what you would expect this time of year.

Incidentally, a person asked me about going to Slate Creek and was trying to
figure how to get to the birding spot shown on eBird. For some reason, the
point is sitting in the middle of the Arkansas River,  2 miles or more east
of the actual wetlands.

 

Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS 

 


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Subject: Shawnee Mission Park Sunday
From: Molly Zahn <mollymzahn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:30:30 -0500
We stopped by Shawnee Mission Park and walked the loop below the dam at
around 12:45 this afternoon. Found a male summer tanager calling up by the
road to the scout camp. Also 1 yellow-throated warbler, several lark
sparrows, lincoln's sp., many parulas, yellow-rumps, white-throated
sparrows. A nice walk despite the warmth and wind.

Molly Zahn
Lawrence

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Subject: Re: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: John Row <johmarrow AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:00:15 -0500
All,
 
At 12:53 PM, I arrived at the southeast corner of River Pond. Scanning the area 
I finally spotted something large, perched on a fallen tree that was hanging 
out over the lake on the south side of the pond, directly south of the island. 
To get a bit closer, I drove to the beach area at River Pond and set up my 
scope. Though quite distant, the large object appeared to be a brown bird with 
its head down facing away from me. It soon raised it's head and sure enough it 
was the brown pelican. I watched it with Dave Rintoul for a while as it was 
occasionally preening itself. We left the area about 1:46 with the pelican was 
still perched on the dead tree. The fallen tree is on the south shore of the 
pond. 

 
John Row
Manhattan, Kansas
 
> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
> From: bsanderc AT KSU.EDU
> Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> 
> Easter morning at 11:45 am.
> Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of willow 
lake. Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly, white at base of 
primaries forms white line on underside of wing. Come south from east side of 
dam past KDWPT headquarters to find the bird. 

> 
> Brett
> 
> Brett K. Sandercock
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Subject: Wilson area birds 4/20/14
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:37:59 -0500
Hi all,
I checked the Wilson sewer ponds (EW Co) this morning, with the only bird of 
note being a Willet. 

I checked the upper end of Hell Creek at Wilson Lake (LC Co) and had 60 Baird's 
Sandpipers, 10 Least Sandpipers, 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 4 LB Dowitchers, 2 
Wilson's Phalaropes, and a single Willet. 

I checked Otoe, with aN. Mockingbird and a single C. Loon the only birds of 
interest. The Hell Creek area was pretty quiet as well, with a few Harris's 
Sparrows still around 

I went to Wilson Wildlife Area to look for shorebirds at the Horseshoe Bend 
area. Birds of note were a single Common Tern, 35 Am. Avocets, 4 Snowy Plovers 
and single Piping Plover, 550 Baird's, 24 Least and 15 Semipalmateds, 10 LB 
Dowitchers, 11 Marbled Godwits, 36 Wilson's Phalaropes, & 26 White-faced Ibis. 


Mike Rader

Wilson and/or Pratt, KS
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Augusta City Lake birds
From: Atcha Nolan <qanolan AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:44:41 -0500
I birded Augusta City Lake about 11:00 this morning.  Had
 1 Pectoral Sandpiper,
 1 Least Sandpiper, 
1 Yellowlegs, 
1 Little Blue Heron,
 1 Osprey, eating his lunch,
 1 Green-winged Teal,
 several Blue-winged Teal,
 Many Coots, 
4 Red-headed Ducks
2 Gadwalls
at least 100 Double-crested Cormorants,
 a few Ring-billed Gulls,
several Northern Shovelers, 
2 Great Egrets,
 3 Great Blue Herons,
 Robins,
 Cardinals,
 Red-winged Blackbirds.

Atcha Nolan
El Dorado, Butler Co.

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Subject: Tuttle & Carnahan Creeks, Rocky Ford Saturday morning
From: Eric Maatta <eam60 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:59:16 -0500
Spent about 3 hours at the above places yesterday. Some highlights for me were:

Female Wood Duck - Tuttle Creek River Pond “Beaver Pond” (immediately below the 
dam, just past the western pay station) 


Great Crested Flycatcher - Carnahan Creek Park, along the creek road just past 
the camping area 


Lark Sparrow - Rocky Ford Western Heritage Trail

Eric Maatta
Manhattan, KS

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Subject: Brown pelican Pott Co
From: Brett Sandercock <bsanderc AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:52:26 +0000
Easter morning at 11:45 am.
Juvenile brown pelican on the east side of Tuttle ponds, north of willow lake. 
Saw all of the field cues, brown back, white belly, white at base of primaries 
forms white line on underside of wing. Come south from east side of dam past 
KDWPT headquarters to find the bird. 


Brett

Brett K. Sandercock
www.ksu.edu/bsanderc

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Subject: Re: more birding spots in Lawrence?
From: "Wedge, Philip C." <pwedge AT KU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:21:51 +0000
Oak Hill Cemetery. The Burroughs Trail in east Lawrence and Naismith Trail 
south of 23rd are also worth checking. 


Phil Wedge


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From: Will [willc-t AT comcast.net]
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:26 AM
To: Wedge, Philip C.
Subject: Re: more birding spots in Lawrence?

There's a cemetery on 15th st east of Mass that is good for warblers. Oak 
something cemetery. 


Will Chatfield-Taylor
Lawrence

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> On Apr 19, 2014, at 10:34 AM, "Wedge, Philip C."  wrote:
>
> I covered those to areas for the Lawrence CBC. They look promising and def. 
worth checking out this spring. 

>
> Phil Wedge
> ________________________________________
> From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] on behalf 
of Harrington, Joseph [jharring AT KU.EDU] 

> Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:51 AM
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: more birding spots in Lawrence?
>
> Hi,
>
> With the wetlands and Burcham both torn up, I'm looking for new passerine 
spots in (or close to) town - places one could hit on the way to work. I know 
Martin Park, Naismith Park, Prairie Park/Mary's Lake. 

>
> What else? Has anybody birded the "Lawrence Nature Park" out in W. Lawrence? 
Or Peterson Park? Or know of good trails at Clinton SP? 

>
> Any ideas greatly appreciated!
>
> best,
> Joe
>
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Subject: FOS C. Swift
From: "Wedge, Philip C." <pwedge AT KU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:19:14 +0000
I had 4 Chimney Swifts and several Harris' Sparrows new to the neighborhood 
this morning (4/20). 




Phil Wedge

Lawrence, Douglas Co.

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Subject: FOR HUMMINGBIRD
From: coleenm2002 <coleenm2002 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:18:36 -0500
I got up this morning and got my hummingbird feeder hung because of reports of 
FOS elsewhere. Just now, at 11:11 had a R.T. Hummingbird visit the feeder! I 
also put out some jelly next to the sugar water feeder.  So excited to see the 
little, beautiful creatures back!!!!! 


Coleen Brown
RILEY CO.
Manhattan


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Subject: Burcham: Sunday Morning
From: "Antonio, Robert J." <anto AT KU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:01:25 +0000
It was a lovely sunny, mild early morning along the Kaw. I walked for about 
three hours. I listed 50 species. Found a few FOS biids: 


Great-created Flycatcher (2 calling; FOS)
House Wren (3 calling FOS Burcham)
Green Heron (pair FOS)
Red-eyed Vireo (1-singing FOS)

(another birder reported seeing a Blue-headed Vireo near the KU boathouse 
today) 


Yellow-rumped Warbler (47-can hear & see them in most parts of the area)
Northern Parula (8 singing)

Blue-winged Teal (36)
Wood Duck (11-one handsome male, standing sideways on a lower branch of a big 
Cottonwood, displayed his stuff in the early morning sun. 

Barred Owl (2-1 calling)
Hairy Woodpecker (2)
Brown Thrasher (10 singing)
BG Gnatcatcher (2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Belted Kingfisher (1)
Eastern Bluebird (4)
Brown-headed Cowbird (12)
White-throated Sparrow (6 singing)
Harris Sparrow (4 singing)
Lincoln's Sparrow (3)
Chipping Sparrow (2 singing)

Having dinner outside at a friend's house last night observed a pair of Brown 
Thrashers (likely) returning to their breeding spot (dense bush and small 
trees) aside his backyard - the male sang nearly continuously for two hours in 
a half circle round the yard. A Brown-headed Cowbird displayed for twenty 
minutes to an apparently unimpressed female who paused for a bit and then flew 
off. Also, at Douglass County Bank a Robin pair were apparently setting up a 
nesting site in low trees near the north entrance and one was attacking its 
image in the window-hitting the window pretty hard. It was doing it repeatedly 
before I entered the bank and I watched it hit the window twice more when I was 
leaving. 


Bob Antonio
Lawrence


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Subject: Pileated Woodpecker/Rile Co
From: Irwin Hoogheem <Hoogy AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:16:45 -0500
     Kevin Fay and I had some long looks at a Pileated during our 
monitoring the nest boxes on the Blue Bird Trail this morning West of 
Manhattan...
     It spent much time on the ground foraging about...
     A beautiful bird which was striking in his brilliant colors...

Hoogy
Riley

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Subject: Osborne arrivals
From: Henry and Debby Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:12:41 -0500
Brown Thrasher yesterday and Chimney Swift this morning.

Henry A
Osborne KS

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Subject: Well they winter there...
From: John Mallery <john.mallery AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:02:52 -0500
I debated for a long time on whether or not to post this question to
the list-serv, but I have limited resources so I thought I would give
it a shot.

I'm going to be in Cozumel in about six weeks. Does anyone have any
experience birding the island? If so, do you have any suggestions.

Since many birds that breed in or migrate through Kansas winter on the
Yucatan Peninsula, I thought that this "sort of" applies to Kansas
Birds.

Feel free to contact me off list with thoughts or ideas.

Thank you for indulging me...

-- 
John Mallery
Husband, Father, Grandfather
Art Historian (in training)
Rejuvenated Birder

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant - Cheyenne Bottoms
From: Michael Stewart <acridotheres.tristis AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:45:55 -0500
There is a Neotropic Cormorant on a small island near the south end of pool 4A. 
It is currently the only cormorant on the island, and it's about the same size 
as the Gadwall near it. 


Mike Stewart
Ft. Leavenworth

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Subject: birding Chase and Lyon Counties
From: terryman0405 AT GMAIL.COM
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:57:16 -0500
Sam and I birded in Chase and Lyon Counties yesterday. The day started out 
beautiful but after about 10:00 the wind made birding more difficult. We saw 
good numbers of Upland Sandpipers and Swainson,s Hawks. The largest numbers of 
Swainson’s were in areas that were recently burned. Also lots of sparrows 
prior the the strong winds. 


The best birds of the day were a Snowy Egret on the river in Cottonwood Falls 
and a Palm Warbler at the Lyon County State Lake. 


Terry Mannell
Topeka (Jefferson Co.)
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Subject: La Waterthrush in Wichita
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:57:13 -0500
While walking the dogs this morning I heard a Louisiana Waterthrush 
singing along the Little Arkansas RIver in north Wichita (Sedgwick 
County).  This was about 2 blocks north of the 29th St. N. bridge. House 
Wrens and Brown Thrashers are back in good numbers.  There is an active 
Cooper's Hawk nest near to where I heard the waterthrush. Usually the 
female is on the nest.  Several days ago I saw the male drive a squirrel 
away from the nest.
-- 
Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net "Blessed are they who 
see beautiful things in humble places where other people see 
nothing."-Camille Pissarro

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Subject: Harvey County
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:43:52 -0500
What a difference a day makes.  I saw a good variety of ducks and
passerines Thursday at HV County East Lake but returning on Saturday I
found no (zero) ducks and struggled to pick out much else.  Maybe it was
the strong south wind.  I did find one Osprey hunting over the lake.
 Everything else was more routine.

The owl with one downy young remains on the nest.

Gregg
friese n . fen ton (at) gmail.com

-- 
Gregg & Joanna Fenton Friesen
Newton, KS

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Subject: Mill Creek Wind Farm ~ Holt County
From: Christine Kline <birdsecretary AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:28:42 -0500
Dear friends, birders, and listers,

 

Burroughs Audubon, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the National Audubon
Society, opposes the proposed 200 Megawatt Mill Creek Wind Farm adjacent to
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Holt County, Missouri.  This wind
farm is sited for placement at the merger of two major migratory flyways and
is adjacent to one of the most critical wetlands left in a four-state area,
giving alarm for unprecedented bird mortality.  Not only is Squaw Creek
National Wildlife Refuge home to hundreds of resident birds, it is a
stopover for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds including the
endangered Piping Plover and Least Tern.  The area can host 300+ Bald Eagles
during the winter and nesting Bald Eagles in the spring/summer.  Peregrine
Falcons are frequently seen in the area along with American Bitterns, both
Missouri species of conservation concern.  

 

The American Bird Conservancy, a leader on national wind energy and bird
conservation has designated Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge as the only
critical Important Bird Area (IBA) in the state of Missouri and is not
suited for adjacent wind energy placement.  

 

Wind turbines are also fatal to bats.  Endangered Northern Long-eared have
been surveyed on Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge and it's within the
range for Indiana bats.  

 

Please join us in opposing the Mill Creek Wind Turbine Farm.  Express your
concerns by contacting the following individuals: 

Holt County Commissioners
Office of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

102 W Nodaway Street; PO Box 437
United States Senate

Oregon MO 64473
Hart Senate Office Building, Suite 506
(660) 446-3304
Washington, D.C.  20510

  www.mccaskill.senate.gov

Office of Sam Graves, Congressman

1415 Longworth House Office Building
Office of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

Washington, D.C.  20515
United States Senate

  www.graves.house.gov
260 Russell Senate Office Building

 
Washington, D.C. 20510

Element Power
 www.blunt.senate.gov
421 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1000
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 416-0800
northamericainfo AT elpower.com 

 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please
contact us.

 

Mary Nemecek, Conservation Chair (msnemecek AT aol.com) 

Christine Kline, IBA Chair (birdsecretary AT comcast.net) 

 

Burroughs Audubon

7300 West Park Road

Blue Springs, MO 64015


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Subject: Flint Hills near Latham, 4/19/14
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:45:09 +0000
Had to conduct some field work in Butler and Elk counties near Latham today!  

Lots of stuff moving:
Had good #s of Greater PCs
2 male Smith's Longspurs in breeding plumage.
Lots of Sprague's Pipits, tons of sparrow including Savannah, Grasshopper, 
Lark, Vesper, Harris's, Chipping, and a Henslows and LeContes! 

Good #s of Upland Sandpipers, Killdeer, and golden plovers!
Early am had waves of DC Cormorants moving N!
Lots of Swainson's Hawks, a Rough-legged was still lingering!
Scissortails moved in with good numbers, and saw one Eastern Kingbird.

Gene Young
Ark City

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Subject: Special spot in Linn County
From: Michael Pearce <md_pearce AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:16:16 -0500
My 11-year-old buddy Jake and I did a little "consumptive birding" near the 
Linn, Anderson County line on a pretty nice piece of property. 

You gotta love a place where within about a half-mile you find scissortails, 
pileated woodpeckers, whippoorwills, wood ducks and a high concentration of 
barred owls, too. It was quite the noisy early morning, especially with high 
numbers of very amorous, sociable wild turkeys, too. 

Silly turkey, bringing spurs to a gun fight! :-)
Speaking of turkeys, most hunters are reporting very good numbers of birds, 
especially yearling jakes and very vulnerable two year-old toms (imagine 16 
year-old boys, minutes after leaving watching cheerleading practice!) :-) 

Jake (the human, he already has both of his spring birds) called in a big tom 
for me, got to hear whippoorwills for the first time and got a great look at a 
male scissortail, tail forked, hot after some insect not long for this planet. 
I think the scissortail was the highlight of his weekend. 

He's going to be a great hunter, but he also hits Bob and Pete's field guide as 
soon as he gets home to ID what we've seen. Fun stuff. 

Michael PearceNewton, America 		 	   		  
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Subject: McColl/Fitch & Burcham Saturday Morning
From: "Antonio, Robert J." <anto AT KU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:02:28 +0000
I walked for about three hours early this morning and listed 48 species:

McColl/Fitch - did not find many migrants

Northern Parula- (1 singing; only warbler)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (6 singing)
Eastern Towhee (1 singing; FOS)
Chipping Sparrow (4 singing)
Field Sparrow (1 singing)
Mallard (pair)
Blue-winged Teal (7)
Green-winged Teal (pair; FOS)
Wild Turkey (several gobbling)

Burcham Park

Yellow-rumped Warbler (25-many singing; all in bright spring plumage now)
Northern Parula (6 singing)

Double-crested Cormorant (6)
Franklin's Gull (3)
Blue-winged Teal (32)
Wood Duck (2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2-some notes)
Brown Thrasher (5 singing)
Eurasian-collared Dove (1 singing near nesting area)
Rock Pigeon (1-see few nowadays in and around Burcham)
Lincoln's Sparrow (2 FOS)
Chipping Sparrow (3-some song)
Harris Sparrow (1-spring buzzing notes; FOS Burcham)
White-throated Sparrow (4- heard full songs and notes)

Although Burcham Park is now a torn-up construction site, the adjacent public 
land to the west of the RR tracks has been expanded and includes the pond that 
was previously on private land. There is an easy access sidewalk to and around 
the north side of the pond. Will be interesting to see if this area gets busier 
later during the migration. 


Bob Antonio
Lawrence


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Subject: Towhee
From: "G. Parkinson" <gparkinson AT SUNFLOWER.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:35:14 -0500
This morning at Clinton S.P, I saw and heard a singing Rufous Sided Towhee that 
was devoid of the rufous sides. 

I can't think of any other species that could be confused with this one.
Is this very rare or is it a known variant?  Gerry Parkinson
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