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Worthens Sparrow,©Sophie Webb

29 Aug Common Nighthawks [Joe Hoelscher ]
29 Aug Osprey fishing in Schermerhorn Park, Cherokee County ["Rader, Jennifer" ]
29 Aug Bird banding slow in St. Joe [Larry Lade ]
29 Aug Re: Ellis Collection at KU [Larry Lade ]
29 Aug Ecosystems in Western Kansas [Brett Budach ]
29 Aug Neosho Co Piping Plover [Andrew Burnett ]
29 Aug In Morton for the weekend [Will ]
28 Aug Re: Dragon Flies & Nighthawks [coleenm2002 ]
28 Aug Dragon Flies & Nighthawks [Irwin Hoogheem ]
28 Aug Ellis Collection at KU ["Nancy H. Clark" ]
28 Aug Fall KOS meeting [mike rader ]
28 Aug Re: John Gould bird illustrations online [Max Thompson ]
28 Aug Re: Busy Hummingbird Feeders [Elmer Finck ]
28 Aug Oak Park, Wichita [Paul Griffin ]
28 Aug Re: Busy Hummingbird Feeders [Chris Taylor ]
28 Aug Busy Hummingbird Feeders [Irwin Hoogheem ]
27 Aug Re: John Gould bird illustrations online [Max Thompson ]
27 Aug Re: John Gould bird illustrations online [Jeff and Cris Cox ]
27 Aug Olive-sided flycatcher [Jeff Hansen ]
27 Aug Wichita Audubon Field Trip this Saturday! [Jeff Calhoun ]
27 Aug Quivira report 27 August 2014 [Barry Jones ]
27 Aug Banner Creek [Al Schirmacher ]
27 Aug Grassland Heritage Prairie Day & Goldfinch menu [Susan Iversen ]
27 Aug John Gould bird illustrations online [Chuck Otte ]
26 Aug correction to earlier RFI [andrew melnykovych ]
26 Aug RFI: Cheyenne Bottoms/Quivira [andrew melnykovych ]
25 Aug Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14 [Andrew Burnett ]
24 Aug Perry Reservoir Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings ["markeland AT kc.rr.com" ]
24 Aug Re: MIKI Johnson County [Chris Hobbs ]
24 Aug Re: Purple Martins [Henry and Debby Armknecht ]
24 Aug Slate Creek Wetlands [Max Thompson ]
24 Aug Re: Purple Martins [EUGENE YOUNG ]
24 Aug Purple Martins [Jeff Keating ]
24 Aug FW: Miss Kites Topeka [Jeff Hansen ]
24 Aug Miss Kites Topeka [Jeff Hansen ]
24 Aug Spoonbill / Little Gull [Mark Van Horn ]
24 Aug Little Gull still present 8/24 [Pete Janzen ]
24 Aug MIKI Johnson County ["Nancy H. Clark" ]
23 Aug Banding in Hays? [Henry and Debby Armknecht ]
23 Aug Pott. Co. MIKI [Dan Hoobler ]
23 Aug Globe Prairie contact info? ["W. Alice Boyle" ]
23 Aug Jefferson Co pacific loon [Thomas Schermerhorn ]
23 Aug Re: Little Gull still present [Scott Seltman ]
23 Aug Spoonbill and Little Gull [Paul Griffin ]
23 Aug Little Gull still present [Matt Gearheart ]
23 Aug Spoonbill records [Pete Janzen ]
23 Aug Jeff Co Pacific Loon Still Present [Brandon Magette ]
22 Aug Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Max Thompson ]
22 Aug Re: Roseate Spoonbill [mike rader ]
22 Aug Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Scott Seltman ]
22 Aug Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Max Thompson ]
22 Aug Roseate Spoonbill vs Little Gull [Bob Gress ]
22 Aug Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Kevin Groeneweg ]
22 Aug Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Pete Janzen ]
22 Aug Quivira in the morning? [Henry and Debby Armknecht ]
22 Aug Little Gull update [mike rader ]
22 Aug Roseate Spoonbill [Max Thompson ]
22 Aug Quivira gulls [mike rader ]
22 Aug Quivira Little Gull 22 August 2014 [Barry Jones ]
21 Aug Re: Quivira Little Gull update for 20 August 2014 [Henry and Debby Armknecht ]
21 Aug Spoonbill scouts? [Pete Janzen ]
21 Aug Re: Directions to spoonbill [Max Thompson ]
21 Aug Re: No spoonbill [Max Thompson ]
21 Aug No spoonbill [Paul Griffin ]
21 Aug Spoonbill one more time [PETE JANZEN ]
21 Aug Re: Directions to spoonbill [Pete Janzen ]
21 Aug Re: Directions to spoonbill [Andrew Burnett ]
21 Aug Re: Spoonbill [Pete Janzen ]
21 Aug Re: Directions to spoonbill [Andrew Burnett ]
20 Aug Photos posted to Rare Bird Photo Gallery [Chuck & Jaye Otte ]
20 Aug Re: Spoonbill []
20 Aug Cheyenne Bottoms correction [mike rader ]
20 Aug Re: Spoonbill []
20 Aug Directions to spoonbill [Pete Janzen ]
20 Aug Hummingbirds [Irwin Hoogheem ]
20 Aug Spoonbill [Pete Janzen ]

Subject: Common Nighthawks
From: Joe Hoelscher <hoelscherchiefsix AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:18:16 -0500
This evening between 30-40 Common Nighthawks flew over my house in a span of 
about 20 minutes heading southeast. I have never seen this before and after 
referencing Birds of Kansas they must be migrating. They made the watching 
sunset even more special. 

Joe Hoelscher
Baldwin City, Douglas County

Joe

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Subject: Osprey fishing in Schermerhorn Park, Cherokee County
From: "Rader, Jennifer" <jennifer.rader AT KSOUTDOORS.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:55:28 -0500
I just had a visitor come in to the Southeast KS Nature Center asking why
this big bird was hovering over the creek. So, I grabbed the binoculars and
located an Osprey making passes over Shoal Creek. We watched it for about 5
minutes, then it finally swooped down and came back up with a fish. Always
fun to watch!


-- 
Jenn Rader
Southeast Kansas Nature Center Director
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
Galena, KS
(620) 783-5207

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Subject: Bird banding slow in St. Joe
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:06:47 -0700
We have resumed our fall bird banding station on the campus of Missouri Western 
State University, St. Joseph, MO. It has been rather slow. We need a cool front 
to bring down the migrants. Today we only caught four birds: an American 
Goldfinch, Gray Catbird and two Carolina Wrens (1 adult male and 1 hatch year 
juvenile). 


Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO

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Subject: Re: Ellis Collection at KU
From: Larry Lade <llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:49:56 -0700
I think it is great that John Gould's collection of birds is in KU's Museum!

Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO



On Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:41 PM, Nancy H. Clark  
wrote: 

 


Many thanks to Chuck Otte and Jeff Cox for posting about the incredible Ellis 
Collection and Gould illustrations at KU - an unknown treasure! Who knew . . . 
.? 


Nancy Clark
Shawnee, Johnson County, but Lawrence native
nhclark AT planetkc.com





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Subject: Ecosystems in Western Kansas
From: Brett Budach <winterwalleye AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:55:18 -0500
Hello everyone,

I have a question for the birders who have recently (in the past few weeks) 
been to the Southwestern 

Tablelands (Cimarron Breaks/Red Hills) and Western High Plains (Sand 
Plains/Shortgrass 

Prairie/Mixed-grass Prairie) in the state. This would include counties like 
Morton, Meade, Comanche, 

Barber, etc. If you have, would you be willing to share some observations as to 
the apparent health of 

the flora out there? Are plants wilted and fried? Or are things still 
relatively lush? I really need to make 

a trip to that part of the state, but I was hoping to wait for a year with 
decent wildflower and 

Lepidoptera opportunities (not just the birds). I thought this might be a good 
year, given how much 

rain that part of the state had in June, but July and a good part of August 
were not so kind. 


Thanks a ton for any info you all can share,

Brett Budach
Manhattan, KS
08/29/2014

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Subject: Neosho Co Piping Plover
From: Andrew Burnett <aburnett AT MAGNUMSYSTEMS.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:20:19 +0000
A single Piping Plover was seen at Neosho Wildlife Area on the evening of the 
28th and was relocated again this morning the 29th. I believe this is a new 
county record. The plover was also banded and appeared to have orange tags. I 
was informed that would indicate the Great Lakes population and that yellow 
would indicate the Upper Missouri population which would be much more likely. I 
am attempting to get better confirmation of the tag color as the plover was out 
at quite a distance. 


Other shorebirds seen since last update that are not on the list from 
Monday...... American Golden Plover & White-faced Ibis. Overall shorebird 
numbers are still strong and 15 shorebird species is quite doable right now at 
any given moment with potential for more depending upon your luck. Rains that 
are forecast for this weekend could change things as I believe the managers 
want to add water. 


Andrew Burnett
Rural Erie, KS


From: Andrew Burnett
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 12:10 PM
To: Kansas Bird ListServ
Subject: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14

Neosho Wildlife Area is currently prime shorebird/wader habitat. Huge areas of 
mudflats. Acres of water 2" to 2' deep. Outside of simply having more overall 
area, I'm not sure what could make it any better when considering location. The 
main road around pool 3(aka refuge pool) will close Sept 1 until April for duck 
season. So if you want to cruise the area it will be easiest prior to then. 20 
species of shorebirds have been seen so far this "fall" migration. 


Recent birds:

                1 - Ruddy Turnstone 8-24-14  (new county record)
                2 - Buff-breasted Sandpipers  8-24-14  (new county bird for me)
                1 - Willet  8-24-14
                2 - Red-necked Phalarope 8-14-14  (new county record)
                1 - Long-billed dowitcher 8-24-14
                3 - Sanderling 8-24-14
 Killdeer & Pectoral Sandpipers are present in large numbers as well as 
moderate numbers of Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Solitary 
Sandpipers, Stilt Sandpipers, Wilson's Phalaropes, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted 
Sandpipers, and Semipalmated Plovers. Avocets, Western Sandpipers, and Snipe 
are present from time to time. 


Outside of the prime shorebirding at NWA.. things are slow with an immature 
Little Blue Heron(8-7-14) at Lake Parsons being the only bird of note. 


Andrew Burnett
rural Erie, KS

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Subject: In Morton for the weekend
From: Will <willc-t AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:31:25 -0500
Hi all,
I'll be in Morton Co. for the weekend, if you're in the area and want to meet 
up, my number is 913-284-6413. 


Will Chatfield-Taylor
Lawrence

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Subject: Re: Dragon Flies & Nighthawks
From: coleenm2002 <coleenm2002 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:48:31 -0500
Ditto to us off of Tuttle Cove Rd!
Coleen
Manhattan, Riley Co.


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-------- Original message --------
From: Irwin Hoogheem
Date:08/28/2014 7:33 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Dragon Flies & Nighthawks
Our yard is being strafed by hundreds of"Dragon Flies" followed closely behind with diving Nighthawks...we are hoping our Hummingbirds maintain their "own safe" flyways to their feeders....we still are experiencing a heavy concentration of Hummingbirds with approximately 30+ ounces consumed again today ... Carol & Hoogy Hoogheem Ogden/Riley 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 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
Subject: Dragon Flies & Nighthawks
From: Irwin Hoogheem <Hoogy AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:30:13 -0500
Our yard is being strafed by hundreds of"Dragon Flies" followed closely 
behind with diving Nighthawks...we are hoping our Hummingbirds maintain 
their "own safe" flyways to their feeders....we still are experiencing a 
heavy concentration of Hummingbirds with approximately 30+ ounces 
consumed again  today ...

Carol & Hoogy Hoogheem
Ogden/Riley

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Subject: Ellis Collection at KU
From: "Nancy H. Clark" <nhclark AT PLANETKC.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:26:28 -0500
Many thanks to Chuck Otte and Jeff Cox for posting about the incredible Ellis 
Collection and Gould illustrations at KU - an unknown treasure! Who knew . . . 
.? 


Nancy Clark
Shawnee, Johnson County, but Lawrence native
nhclark AT planetkc.com





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Subject: Fall KOS meeting
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:28:09 -0500
Hi all,
Just a reminder that the registration information for the Fall KOS meeting in 
Salina on October 3-5 can be found on the web site: www.ksbirds.org 

Click on the tab for the fall meeting and you can find a detailed explanation 
of what the meeting will have to offer, accommodations, descriptions of field 
trips, etc. 

Al Batt, birder, humorist and columnist for birding magazines, will be our 
guest speaker for the Saturday evening banquet. Having seen and heard him 
before, I'm really looking forward to having him here in Kansas again. It will 
be a great presentation for sure. 


Mike Rader

Wilson and/or Pratt, KS
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Re: John Gould bird illustrations online
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:22:07 -0500
I spoke out of turn. Ellis got the Gould material from Henry Southeran Ltd,
not Wheldon and Wesley. He did however, procure a lot of his books from
them, just not the Gouldian material.

Max

 

 

 

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:17 PM, Max Thompson  wrote:

 

All of the lithographic stones that I know about in the Gould material were
negated by a cross etched across them to prevent them from being used again.
There are literally 100s of unfinished prints in the collection and when we
had the AOU meeting in Lawrence, we gave reproductions of those as favors at
the banquet.
You cannot study Gould's works without coming to KU. Ellis was in London and
went to Wheldon and Wesley book dealers (since gone out of business after
probably 100 years) he bought all of the Gould material and shipped it back
to the US. When the Ellis collection came to KU, this material was all
included along with books. I was fortunate to be able to look at the books
in the Ellis collection unfettered by regulations presently in place. I was
also fortunate to have most of the story related to me directly by E Raymond
Hall. 
Great collection!!!!!!!!!!!
Max Thompson

-----Original Message-----
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On
Behalf Of Jeff and Cris Cox
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:13 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: John Gould bird illustrations online

KS birders:

I am glad to learn of this.  As a student at KU in the 1970s, I heard more
than once from Prof. Robert M. Mengel the story of how the Ralph Ellis
Collection of rare ornithological works (which contains the Gould material)
came to reside at the University of Kansas.  That story is fascinating and
can be read here:

http://kuhistory.com/articles/an-advanced-case-of-bibliomania/

In the Ornithology class I took from Dr. Mengel, one of the Saturday morning
field trips was to tour the Ellis Collection.  I was greatly impressed,
especially by the Gould materials.  The collection includes not only the
finished illustrations, but some of the lithographic stones that were used
to print them for publication.  So theoretically, I suppose, somebody could
reprint a few of the Gould pictures in the 21st century.

Jeff Cox
Tulsa, OK

-----Original Message-----
From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On
Behalf Of Chuck Otte
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:58 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: John Gould bird illustrations online

A former co-worker sent me a link to a story about 19th century illustrator
John Gould. Mr. Gould's work spanned from 1830 to 1881. The original works
came to KU Libraries in the 1950s and have now been digitized and put on
line.

The story of the collection is at: http://tinyurl.com/pqmndvu

And access to the on line illustrations is at:

http://luna.ku.edu:8180/luna/servlet/kuluna01kui~19~19

There appear to be over 2500 illustrations so get a cup of coffee and settle
in!

Chuck

-----
Chuck Otte                      cotte AT ksu.edu
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: Busy Hummingbird Feeders
From: Elmer Finck <efinck AT FHSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:55:43 -0500
Here in Hays we have an increase in use.  We presently have ruby-throated 
and rufous. Saludos y nos vemos ms tarde, EJF

Elmer J. Finck, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS  67601-4099
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A Rock, A River, A Tree -- a tribute to Maya Angelou 1928-2014



From:   Chris Taylor 
To:     KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Date:   08/28/2014 10:41 AM
Subject:        Re: Busy Hummingbird Feeders
Sent by:        Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas 




Our feeders here in Lawrence have also been hopping over the last few 
days. I was surprised this morning to open the back door and see three 
adult male ruby-throats at one feeder and two at another. We also have a 
feeder in the front of the house that is equally busy. I think they must 
call a truce first thing in the morning; everybody drinks and the 
fighting starts after that first feeding. :) It is so much fun watching 
them.

Chris
Lawrence, KS

On 8/28/2014 10:05 AM, Irwin Hoogheem wrote:
> Since Tuesday we have refilled our 8 oz feeders d frequently...we have 
> totaled between 28-34 oz per day...we have tried to count the 
> Hummers...nearly impossible but with us stationed at each of our two 
> feeders, we did manage to total 14 birds at one time but who knows if 
> there are more!?   They are in various stations of maturity and we 
> haven't really been confident of anything other than Ruby 
> Throats...their frenetic behavior seems tireless from daybreak till 
> sundown (sometimes slightly after)....when should they begin to 
disperse?
>     We have fed since 1995 when we moved here...being adjacent to Fort 
> Riley we have some turnover in the residents of our "hood"...we have 
> now 8 feeders in the area and most, with some encouragement, keep them 
> filled...Carol, during her daily perambulation of the area has counted 
> occasionally  8 birds at one of the feeders two -blocks from here...
>     In all that time, as  much as we have searched, we have yet to 
> find a nest
>
> Carol & Hoogy
> Ogden/Riley 

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Subject: Oak Park, Wichita
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08:37 -0500
Hi Folks,

I'm also seeing a increase in hummingbird activity in Oak Park. I have 11 
feeders up and I can't wait to get over there this morning. Yesterday afternoon 
was very busy, and most were new birds. I haven't ID'ed any other species with 
this new group, but I suspect both Black-chinned and Broad-tailed are around. 
The immatures of those 3 species are very difficult to separate. I have seen 
both BC and BT earlier this month. I'm hoping to see a Calliope hummingbird, 
which I haven't been able to find this summer. 


I you see a hummingbird that is bigger than the others, it is probably a BT. 
They are about a head longer than a RT. The immature males are almost 
identical, except they are longer and wider. Also, BT's are not aggressive 
(unlike RT's), and will fly away if challenged. 


Happy Birding,

Paul Griffin   

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Subject: Re: Busy Hummingbird Feeders
From: Chris Taylor <cloudbursting AT SUNFLOWER.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:38:10 -0500
Our feeders here in Lawrence have also been hopping over the last few 
days. I was surprised this morning to open the back door and see three 
adult male ruby-throats at one feeder and two at another. We also have a 
feeder in the front of the house that is equally busy. I think they must 
call a truce first thing in the morning; everybody drinks and the 
fighting starts after that first feeding. :) It is so much fun watching 
them.

Chris
Lawrence, KS

On 8/28/2014 10:05 AM, Irwin Hoogheem wrote:
> Since Tuesday we have refilled our 8 oz feeders d frequently...we have 
> totaled between 28-34 oz per day...we have tried to count the 
> Hummers...nearly impossible but with us stationed at each of our two 
> feeders, we did manage to total 14 birds at one time but who knows if 
> there are more!?   They are in various stations of maturity and we 
> haven't really been confident of anything other than Ruby 
> Throats...their frenetic behavior seems tireless from daybreak till 
> sundown (sometimes slightly after)....when should they begin to disperse?
>     We have fed since 1995 when we moved here...being adjacent to Fort 
> Riley we have some turnover in the residents of our "hood"...we have 
> now 8 feeders in the area and most, with some encouragement, keep them 
> filled...Carol, during her daily perambulation of the area has counted 
> occasionally  8 birds at one of the feeders two -blocks from here...
>     In all that time, as  much as we have searched, we have yet to 
> find a nest
>
> Carol & Hoogy
> Ogden/Riley 

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Subject: Busy Hummingbird Feeders
From: Irwin Hoogheem <Hoogy AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:05:10 -0500
     Since Tuesday we have refilled our 8 oz feeders d frequently...we 
have totaled between 28-34 oz per day...we have tried to count the 
Hummers...nearly impossible but with us stationed at each of our two 
feeders, we did manage to total 14 birds at one time but who knows if 
there are more!?   They are in various stations of maturity and we 
haven't really been confident of anything other than Ruby 
Throats...their frenetic behavior seems tireless from daybreak till 
sundown (sometimes slightly after)....when should they begin to disperse?
     We have fed since 1995 when we moved here...being adjacent to Fort 
Riley we have some turnover in the residents of our "hood"...we have now 
8 feeders in the area and most, with some encouragement, keep them 
filled...Carol, during her daily perambulation of the area has counted 
occasionally  8 birds at one of the feeders two -blocks from here...
     In all that time, as  much as we have searched, we have yet to find 
a nest

Carol & Hoogy
Ogden/Riley

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Subject: Re: John Gould bird illustrations online
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:17:55 -0500
All of the lithographic stones that I know about in the Gould material were
negated by a cross etched across them to prevent them from being used again.
There are literally 100s of unfinished prints in the collection and when we
had the AOU meeting in Lawrence, we gave reproductions of those as favors at
the banquet.
You cannot study Gould's works without coming to KU. Ellis was in London and
went to Wheldon and Wesley book dealers (since gone out of business after
probably 100 years) he bought all of the Gould material and shipped it back
to the US. When the Ellis collection came to KU, this material was all
included along with books. I was fortunate to be able to look at the books
in the Ellis collection unfettered by regulations presently in place. I was
also fortunate to have most of the story related to me directly by E Raymond
Hall. 
Great collection!!!!!!!!!!!
Max Thompson

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Behalf Of Jeff and Cris Cox
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:13 PM
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Subject: Re: John Gould bird illustrations online

KS birders:

I am glad to learn of this.  As a student at KU in the 1970s, I heard more
than once from Prof. Robert M. Mengel the story of how the Ralph Ellis
Collection of rare ornithological works (which contains the Gould material)
came to reside at the University of Kansas.  That story is fascinating and
can be read here:

http://kuhistory.com/articles/an-advanced-case-of-bibliomania/

In the Ornithology class I took from Dr. Mengel, one of the Saturday morning
field trips was to tour the Ellis Collection.  I was greatly impressed,
especially by the Gould materials.  The collection includes not only the
finished illustrations, but some of the lithographic stones that were used
to print them for publication.  So theoretically, I suppose, somebody could
reprint a few of the Gould pictures in the 21st century.

Jeff Cox
Tulsa, OK

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Behalf Of Chuck Otte
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:58 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: John Gould bird illustrations online

A former co-worker sent me a link to a story about 19th century illustrator
John Gould. Mr. Gould's work spanned from 1830 to 1881. The original works
came to KU Libraries in the 1950s and have now been digitized and put on
line.

The story of the collection is at: http://tinyurl.com/pqmndvu

And access to the on line illustrations is at:

http://luna.ku.edu:8180/luna/servlet/kuluna01kui~19~19

There appear to be over 2500 illustrations so get a cup of coffee and settle
in!

Chuck

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Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
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Subject: Re: John Gould bird illustrations online
From: Jeff and Cris Cox <jcdcoxok AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:12:39 -0500
KS birders:

I am glad to learn of this.  As a student at KU in the 1970s, I heard more
than once from Prof. Robert M. Mengel the story of how the Ralph Ellis
Collection of rare ornithological works (which contains the Gould material)
came to reside at the University of Kansas.  That story is fascinating and
can be read here:

http://kuhistory.com/articles/an-advanced-case-of-bibliomania/

In the Ornithology class I took from Dr. Mengel, one of the Saturday morning
field trips was to tour the Ellis Collection.  I was greatly impressed,
especially by the Gould materials.  The collection includes not only the
finished illustrations, but some of the lithographic stones that were used
to print them for publication.  So theoretically, I suppose, somebody could
reprint a few of the Gould pictures in the 21st century.

Jeff Cox
Tulsa, OK

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Behalf Of Chuck Otte
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:58 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: John Gould bird illustrations online

A former co-worker sent me a link to a story about 19th century illustrator
John Gould. Mr. Gould's work spanned from 1830 to 1881. The original works
came to KU Libraries in the 1950s and have now been digitized and put on
line.

The story of the collection is at: http://tinyurl.com/pqmndvu

And access to the on line illustrations is at:

http://luna.ku.edu:8180/luna/servlet/kuluna01kui~19~19

There appear to be over 2500 illustrations so get a cup of coffee and settle
in!

Chuck

-----
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County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
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Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
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Subject: Olive-sided flycatcher
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:35:38 -0500
Was at the Warren Nature Area in TOpeka all morning looking at plants and
happened to have an olive sided flycatcher.  Seemed to be lots of birds.  I
guess it is time for the migrants to start showing up.

 

Yesterday had 3 Mississippi kites by the west pond, had 6 the day before, so
they are still around.  Dragonflies are abundant as are cicadas.

 

Jeff Hansen

Topeka


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Subject: Wichita Audubon Field Trip this Saturday!
From: Jeff Calhoun <jeffcalhoun11 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:32:05 -0500
The first Wichita Audubon Society field trip of the season is coming up
soon! This Saturday, August 30, WAS will tour through some hotspots in
Harvey and (maybe) McPherson County looking for marsh birds and early fall
migrants. We will be led by local birder extraordinaire Ethan Maynard. The
group will meet at 7 a.m. in Newton. Contact Ethan ( ethanp89 AT yahoo.com )
for more details. The field trip is free and open to the public.

We hope to see you there!!!


"We will explore some of the wetland and Sand Hill areas of Harvey and
McPherson County searching for marsh birds and early fall migrants, perhaps
making it as far as McPherson Valley Wetlands. Meet at the northeast corner
of the Walmart parking lot in Newton at 7 a.m. Bring a lunch."


Jeff Calhoun

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Subject: Quivira report 27 August 2014
From: Barry Jones <barjones78 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:04:00 -0500
To my knowledge, the last report of the Little Gull was from early 
afternoon on Monday, 25 August.  There are still scads of Black Terns and 
Avocets around, so it is possible the Gull could be missed amongst all the 
other black and white birds.

Refuge-wide Quivira shorebird survey from yesterday, 26 August, produced 
the following:
Black-bellied Plover - 3
American Golden Plover - 1
Snowy Plover - 6
Killdeer - 105
Black-necked Stilt - 58
American Avocet - 949
Greater Yellowlegs - 122
Lesser Yellowlegs - 73
yellowlegs, sp. - 203
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Willet - 2
Spotted Sandpiper - 12
Marbled Godwit - 6
Sanderling - 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 38
Western Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper - 69
Baird's Sandpiper - 37
Pectoral Sandpiper - 3
Stilt Sandpiper - 128
dowitcher, sp. - 62
Wilson's Phalarope - 1545
Ruddy Turnstone - 3
peep, sp. - 2116
unid. shorebird - 2
Birds = 5,547
Species = 22

Surveys are conducted, on the average, every two weeks from March through 
October, with a short break in June.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Subject: Banner Creek
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:27:06 -0500
Two Sanderlings - new Jackson County bird, I believe - at Banner Creek beach 
this afternoon. 


Don Merz had avocets, dowitchers and more common shorebirds here yesterday; I 
was unable to relocate. 


Al Schirmacher
Muscotah (where else), KS

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Subject: Grassland Heritage Prairie Day & Goldfinch menu
From: Susan Iversen <siversen AT SUNFLOWER.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:23:24 -0500
Hello everyone,

The Grassland Heritage Foundation Prairie Appreciation Day is coming up on 
September 13th. Very family friendly event and surely you will see some 
grassland birds out there on the Rachel Snyder Prairie in Mayetta. See below 
for details. 


Also for some bird content, I’ve been interested to see the goldfinches 
working the anise hyssop (agastache foeniculum) pretty heavily. This morning 
parents and two offspring were all on one plant. The seeds are very tiny, but 
they are spending equal time there as on the thistle and sunflower chip feeder 
and the cone flowers. Anise hyssop is also very attractive to bees and quite 
hardy in our KS climate. 


Happy Trails,
Susan Iversen
Lawrence

​Prairie Appreciation Day
Saturday, Sept. 13th


Hosted by the Grassland Heritage Foundation


This annual event is held at the 140-acre Rachel Snyder Prairie southeast of 
Mayetta, KS and provides everyone with a chance to get "up close and personal" 
with one our most beautiful and quickly disappearing ecosystems. 

This year's celebration is sponsored in part by the Topeka Zoo and will feature 
a number of great activities including a native plant walk, children's 
activities, and lunch! The day will end with a walking tour focusing on GHF's 
restoration work at the prairie. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and insect 
repellent, and bring a water bottle - you'll be in the country! 


The entire event is free although an RSVP is requested. 

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: 158th and U Rd, Mayetta, KS
Schedule: 9:00 – Prairie Plant Walk 
          9:30-11:30 – Topeka Zoo Animal Table
          9:30-1:00 – Prairie Scavenger Hunt & Children’s Activities
          11:30-1:00 – Lunch on the Prairie

         1:00 – Prairie Restoration Walk 
  
For those interested in doing restoration work, join the Groundhogs (GHF's 
volunteer restoration crew) at 9:00am elsewhere on the property. Call GHF for 
details. 

For directions, information, and to RSVP call Kim Bellemere at 785-840-8104 or 
email us grasslandheritage AT gmail.com. 















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Subject: John Gould bird illustrations online
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:58:24 -0500
A former co-worker sent me a link to a story about 19th century illustrator 
John Gould. Mr. Gould's work spanned from 1830 to 1881. The original 
works came to KU Libraries in the 1950s and have now been digitized and 
put on line.

The story of the collection is at: http://tinyurl.com/pqmndvu

And access to the on line illustrations is at:

http://luna.ku.edu:8180/luna/servlet/kuluna01kui~19~19

There appear to be over 2500 illustrations so get a cup of coffee and settle 
in!

Chuck

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Subject: correction to earlier RFI
From: andrew melnykovych <estiles74 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:21:18 -0400
Meant Marion Reservoir, not Malvern

thx

Andrew M

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Subject: RFI: Cheyenne Bottoms/Quivira
From: andrew melnykovych <estiles74 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:17:15 -0400
All-

I will be driving across Kansas in mid-September (11-13) and am planning to
take a full day to bird Cheyenne bottoms and Quivira.

In the interest of getting the most out of the time I have, I pose the
following questions:

Which one first, or does it matter?

Should I divide my time roughly equally between the two, or is one area
going to be better than the other at this time of year due to water levels,
habitat differences, etc?

My fear is that I'll start in one place, get all wrapped up with it and not
leave myself time enough for the other.

Also, on my way east the next day, I am thinking of stops at Malvern
Reservoir and Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Any advice on those? Any places
along the way that might be good for Greater Prairie-Chicken or other
prairie specialties?


I haven't really birded in Kansas since my younger days in the KC area
(1960s-1970s), when I pretty much stuck to eastern KS and western MO, so
I'm really looking forward to exploring the vast middle.

Thanks in advance for the help,

Andrew M.

Louisville, KY

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Subject: Neosho Co Birdings 8-25-14
From: Andrew Burnett <aburnett AT MAGNUMSYSTEMS.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:09:35 +0000
Neosho Wildlife Area is currently prime shorebird/wader habitat. Huge areas of 
mudflats. Acres of water 2" to 2' deep. Outside of simply having more overall 
area, I'm not sure what could make it any better when considering location. The 
main road around pool 3(aka refuge pool) will close Sept 1 until April for duck 
season. So if you want to cruise the area it will be easiest prior to then. 20 
species of shorebirds have been seen so far this "fall" migration. 


Recent birds:

                1 - Ruddy Turnstone 8-24-14  (new county record)
                2 - Buff-breasted Sandpipers  8-24-14  (new county bird for me)
                1 - Willet  8-24-14
                2 - Red-necked Phalarope 8-14-14  (new county record)
                1 - Long-billed dowitcher 8-24-14
                3 - Sanderling 8-24-14
 Killdeer & Pectoral Sandpipers are present in large numbers as well as 
moderate numbers of Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Solitary 
Sandpipers, Stilt Sandpipers, Wilson's Phalaropes, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted 
Sandpipers, and Semipalmated Plovers. Avocets, Western Sandpipers, and Snipe 
are present from time to time. 


Outside of the prime shorebirding at NWA.. things are slow with an immature 
Little Blue Heron(8-7-14) at Lake Parsons being the only bird of note. 


Andrew Burnett
rural Erie, KS

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Subject: Perry Reservoir Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings
From: "markeland AT kc.rr.com" <markeland@KC.RR.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:14:17 -0500
After a successful Burroughs Audubon trip to Quivira and Cheyenne Bottoms, 
over the weekend, where almost everything others have reported were seen, 
several of us decided to try our luck at Perry. We stopped and scanned the 
lake from the parking lot near the beach. Lots of gulls way out challenged 
our ID skills. However the loons were not seen. So we travelled across the 
dam where there were lots of Ring-billed Gulls and Canada Geese. Nick saw 
four small white birds that turned out to be four Sanderlings along the 
rocks. We turned around and came back. When we stopped to scan I spotted a 
Ruddy Turnstone in breeding plumage and Nick spotted two more. These were 
on the rocks next to the water just west of the spillway near the yellow 
poles. As we approached the far east end Matt spotted the Pacific Loon. So 
we went back to where we started and scoped the loon which was bathing and 
preening and would even raise up and paddle its feet to splash itself with 
water. This was a very good way to cap off the weekend. 

Thanks to everyone for all their help keeping us informed. 

Mark Land
Overland Park, KS 66207  

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Subject: Re: MIKI Johnson County
From: Chris Hobbs <chobbs AT EVERESTKC.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:49:05 -0500
For the last several weeks, I've seen MIKI's in Shawnee along Shawnee Mission 
Parkway at Pflumm Road and at Quivira Road. 


Chris Hobbs
Lenexa
chobbs AT everestkc.net

> On Aug 24, 2014, at 7:06 AM, "Nancy H. Clark"  wrote:
> 
> This week I have seen lone Mississippi kites sailing twice - on Thursday over 
the Roeland Park Aquatic Center, about 48th and Rosewood, and yesterday over a 
previous nesting site at 55th and Quivira in Shawnee. 

> 
> Nancy Clark
> Shawnee, Johnson County
> nhclark AT planetkc.com
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Subject: Re: Purple Martins
From: Henry and Debby Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:37:54 -0500
I saw about 600 Purple Martins on an overhead wire just north of Hays on 
August 20.  Out of 600 birds, I only saw four or five adults.

Henry A
Hays

----- Original Message ----- 
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To: 
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:04 AM
Subject: Purple Martins


> There were approximately two dozen purple martins on the houses this
> morning. Seems the latest I've seen them in the yard. Appeared to be a
> large number of juveniles. Not sure how often they come back to the yard
> but was glad to see them today. Almost 5 full months of seeing martins
> cruise the skies makes for an enjoyable summer.
>
> jeff keating
> Geary county
>
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Subject: Slate Creek Wetlands
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:09:24 -0500
Gene Young and I surveyed the wetlands this morning. There is water in many
of the pools. The large lake on the state land had too much water for
shorebirds.

We found 60 species but nothing terribly exciting. There were 14 species of
shorebirds including about 40 Solitary Sandpipers. There were two or three
small groups and the rest "solitary". We did have 9 Red-shouldered Hawks at
the S marsh. We frequently find them in this area in the fall and suspect
they are breeding along Slate Creek.

The list is on eBird.

Max

 

Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS 

 


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Subject: Re: Purple Martins
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:14:40 +0000
Max and I had 2 at Slate Creek a Wetlands this AM as well!

Gene Young
AC

Gene Young Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 24, 2014, at 11:12 AM, "Jeff Keating"  wrote:
> 
> There were approximately two dozen purple martins on the houses this
> morning. Seems the latest I've seen them in the yard. Appeared to be a
> large number of juveniles. Not sure how often they come back to the yard
> but was glad to see them today. Almost 5 full months of seeing martins
> cruise the skies makes for an enjoyable summer.
> 
> jeff keating
> Geary county
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Subject: Purple Martins
From: Jeff Keating <jffkeats AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:04:29 -0500
There were approximately two dozen purple martins on the houses this
morning. Seems the latest I've seen them in the yard. Appeared to be a
large number of juveniles. Not sure how often they come back to the yard
but was glad to see them today. Almost 5 full months of seeing martins
cruise the skies makes for an enjoyable summer.

jeff keating
Geary county

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Subject: FW: Miss Kites Topeka
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:11:22 -0500
I meant, flock size grows in the next couple of days. 

 

Jeff Hansen
Topeka

 

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Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:10 AM
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Subject: Miss Kites Topeka

 

I went for a morning walk at the Warren Nature Area to see if the Kites were
still around.

 

I was expecting 2 but instead had 8.  All perched in the dead cottonwood
tree at the east end of the park.

 

Walked right up to them.  Looked like two were juveniles.

 

There was a loan humming bird in the tree as well, which at first I thought
was a doomed dragon fly.  Makes me wonder if Kites might eat hummers while
hunting for larger insects.

 

So now I'm wondering, where are these kites nesting?  Should be interesting
to see if the flock grows anymore in the next couple years.


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Subject: Miss Kites Topeka
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:10:04 -0500
I went for a morning walk at the Warren Nature Area to see if the Kites were
still around.

 

I was expecting 2 but instead had 8.  All perched in the dead cottonwood
tree at the east end of the park.

 

Walked right up to them.  Looked like two were juveniles.

 

There was a loan humming bird in the tree as well, which at first I thought
was a doomed dragon fly.  Makes me wonder if Kites might eat hummers while
hunting for larger insects.

 

So now I'm wondering, where are these kites nesting?  Should be interesting
to see if the flock grows anymore in the next couple years.


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Subject: Spoonbill / Little Gull
From: Mark Van Horn <mark.e.vanhorn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:02:00 +0200
Hi all,

Im finishing up the Fall issue of the HOLA. I have space for a picture of the 
Spoonbill or Little Gull or the Pacific Loon if anyone has some good quality 
pictures they are willing to share. 


Sincerely,

Mark Van Horn
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Subject: Little Gull still present 8/24
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:44:12 -0500
Gregg Friesen just texted me that the Little Gull is still present this 
morning at the same location described during the past week.
-- 
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Subject: MIKI Johnson County
From: "Nancy H. Clark" <nhclark AT PLANETKC.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:06:18 -0500
This week I have seen lone Mississippi kites sailing twice - on Thursday over 
the Roeland Park Aquatic Center, about 48th and Rosewood, and yesterday over a 
previous nesting site at 55th and Quivira in Shawnee. 


Nancy Clark
Shawnee, Johnson County
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Subject: Banding in Hays?
From: Henry and Debby Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:25:50 -0500
Is anyone doing any banding in Hays this fall?

Henry A
Hays

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Subject: Pott. Co. MIKI
From: Dan Hoobler <hootyowl52 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:16:55 -0500
Returning from a shopping safari to Manhattan, Angie and I observed an
adult Mississippi Kite soaring over US 24 .25 mile west of Vineyard Rd.

This location is about a mile east of St. George turn off.

Dan Hoobler
Amateur Naturalist
Pott. Co. KS.
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Subject: Globe Prairie contact info?
From: "W. Alice Boyle" <aboyle AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:50:39 +0000
Dear all,
Can anyone help me locate the name and contact info for the owner/manager of 
the Globe Prairie site South of Lawrence? Additionally, if anyone has ideas for 
places to capture Grasshopper Sparrows in the vicinity of Lawrence or Kansas 
City (either the KS or MO side ok), I'd love to hear about them. This is a 
short term research project spread over a very large geographic location.... 
I'm trying to sample molting feathers all over Kansas, Nebraska, N. Oklahoma 
and W. Missouri. Good sites to the east are the hardest to find, due to the 
patchy location of appropriate habitat. Please contact me off list if you can 
help. 

Thanks very much!
Alice Boyle

******************************
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Subject: Jefferson Co pacific loon
From: Thomas Schermerhorn <tscherme AT VET.K-STATE.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:40:19 +0000
Turns out Brandon is not the last person to see the pacific loon at Perry Lake 
after all. Today, at the end of a hot and relatively uneventful trip around the 
south end of Perry Lake, we were happy to find the continuing pacific loon 
along with a common loon feeding near the east end of the dam around 3 PM. 
Despite the heavy boat and jet ski traffic they managed to swim across to the 
swimming beach cove and back again during the 45 min or so we watched. 


Tom and Sam Schermerhorn
Wamego, KS

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Subject: Re: Little Gull still present
From: Scott Seltman <sselt AT GBTA.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:01:30 -0500
Little Gull still present 1100 on north side of road 170, Quivira Big Salt 
Marsh. 


Scott Seltman
Larned


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Matt Gearheart  wrote:

>Quivira Little Gull still being Seen on North side of 170th by many birders 
this morning starting around 8am. 

>
>Good Birding
>Matt Gearheart
>Lenexa, Ks
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Subject: Spoonbill and Little Gull
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:52:17 -0500
Hi Folks,

I missed the Spoonbill by 1:30 hours. The day before I was on my way to Quivira 
to find the Little Gull, and I found out about a possible Spoonbill near Belle 
Plain. I decided on the Little Gull. I couldn't find the Little Gull. The next 
morning I went for the Spoonbill, but alias, as Pete Janzen said, it climbed up 
pretty high and went North, about 7:30, I arrived just before 9:00. 

Just think, the Spoonbill is out there, on one of the hundreds of water 
features around Wichita. Out of sight, in some shallow back water, challenging 
the intrepid bird watchers of Wichita and surrounding area of course, to take 
it's picture (maybe even some video). Come on guys, why can't you find a big 
bird like that? The wind has been from the South, probably didn't go back 
South. I'm waiting to here from you, we are all waiting to hear from you. I 
hear the Little Gull is still there, hmmmmm. 


At least I found a Broad-tailed hummingbird in Oak Park yesterday.

I have to go and mow the lawn before it gets to hot. And then more 
hummingbirds, hopefully. 


Happy Birding,

Paul Griffin   

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Subject: Little Gull still present
From: Matt Gearheart <mgearheart AT DESIGNWITHINSIGHT.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:16:17 +0000
Quivira Little Gull still being Seen on North side of 170th by many birders 
this morning starting around 8am. 


Good Birding
Matt Gearheart
Lenexa, Ks

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Subject: Spoonbill records
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:48:40 -0500
A quick trip through the KSBIRD archives turned up a 21st century 
sighting that is not on the Otte dot maps.

 From KS RBA August 13 2002:

Tim Menard reported 1 adult and 1 juvenile ROSEATE
SPOONBILLS from John Redmond Reservoir (Coffey Co.) on
8/9.  These birds were in the NW end of the reservoir
along the shore, but have not been refound as of 8/12.

Other trivia

The Barber Co bird at Hargis Lake was present from June 29 through at least 
July 19, 2003. 

Also in July of 2003, another spoonbill was present at Quivira from July 10-Aug 
7, 

and on Aug 29-Sept. 7, 2003 another one was seen at Cheyenne Bottoms.
,


-- 
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Subject: Jeff Co Pacific Loon Still Present
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:45:30 -0500
Having been gone on vacation, and working on a patio project at home since
then I must be the only birder in KS that had not seen the Pacific Loon at
Lake Perry. On my second attempt in two weeks I finally found the bird
Thursday around 11am half way between the outlet tower and the swimming
beach. I did not see the Common Loon but there were lots of Gulls about.

It's not a Spoonbill or a Little Gull but as bad a year as I'm having it
was a welcome sight...
-- 
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St Marys in Pottawatomie Co. KS
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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:19:47 -0500
The Melvern birds stayed until 9/23/1986. They can linger awhile.
Max Thompson

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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill

My first ones were the two at Melvern too. I went there with Ellen, Jenn as
a toddler(6 months old) and Mobe Rucker. After we found them, we held Jenn
up to the scope to look - her first Kansas zootie!

Mike Rader

Wilson and/or Pratt, KS


> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:55:14 -0500
> From: sselt AT GBTA.NET
> Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> 
> The Finney County spoonbills lingered up to at least 25 August 2001.  My
first two spoonbills were at the west end of Melvern Osage County on 1
September 1986.  The long drive east and back seemed like a brilliant
decision for the five days until Ted Cable and I had another one fly right
past us at Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton County.  Those are the only 3 counties
I've seen them in Kansas.  Anyway, note the three dates; this is prime time
for Roseate Spoonbill in KS.
> 
> Scott Seltman
> Larned Kansas
> 
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
> 
> Kevin Groeneweg  wrote:
> 
> >...and the one at Cheyenne Bottoms in early September of 2003. 
> >
> >Kevin Groeneweg
> >Wichita
> >
> >Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >Sent from my iPhone
> >> On Aug 22, 2014, at 7:02 PM, Pete Janzen 
wrote:
> >> 
> >> The Finney Co. birds stuck around for quite awhile at Lowe Lake back in
2001.  I remember how incongruous it seemed to have all of them feeding
together on fairy shrimp in a Finney Co. playa lake.  Thanks to the Shanes
and other Garden City birders many of us were able to add this species to
our Kansas list.  The other ones in recent memory were Hargis Lake in Barber
Co. early July 2003, and I remember one was reported from Flint Hills NWR in
late summer 10-15 years ago near Hartford.  Someone mentioned a Riley Co.
record but I must have missed the report on that one.  They are annual or
nearly annual at Red Slough in SE Oklahoma in late summer.  We even saw one
at Red Slough in October one year.
> >> 
> >> --
> >> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe
myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"
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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:19:43 -0500
My first ones were the two at Melvern too. I went there with Ellen, Jenn as a 
toddler(6 months old) and Mobe Rucker. After we found them, we held Jenn up to 
the scope to look - her first Kansas zootie! 


Mike Rader

Wilson and/or Pratt, KS


> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:55:14 -0500
> From: sselt AT GBTA.NET
> Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> 
> The Finney County spoonbills lingered up to at least 25 August 2001. My first 
two spoonbills were at the west end of Melvern Osage County on 1 September 
1986. The long drive east and back seemed like a brilliant decision for the 
five days until Ted Cable and I had another one fly right past us at Cheyenne 
Bottoms, Barton County. Those are the only 3 counties I've seen them in Kansas. 
Anyway, note the three dates; this is prime time for Roseate Spoonbill in KS. 

> 
> Scott Seltman
> Larned Kansas
> 
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
> 
> Kevin Groeneweg  wrote:
> 
> >...and the one at Cheyenne Bottoms in early September of 2003. 
> >
> >Kevin Groeneweg 
> >Wichita
> >
> >Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >Sent from my iPhone
> >> On Aug 22, 2014, at 7:02 PM, Pete Janzen  
wrote: 

> >> 
> >> The Finney Co. birds stuck around for quite awhile at Lowe Lake back in 
2001. I remember how incongruous it seemed to have all of them feeding together 
on fairy shrimp in a Finney Co. playa lake. Thanks to the Shanes and other 
Garden City birders many of us were able to add this species to our Kansas 
list. The other ones in recent memory were Hargis Lake in Barber Co. early July 
2003, and I remember one was reported from Flint Hills NWR in late summer 10-15 
years ago near Hartford. Someone mentioned a Riley Co. record but I must have 
missed the report on that one. They are annual or nearly annual at Red Slough 
in SE Oklahoma in late summer. We even saw one at Red Slough in October one 
year. 

> >> 
> >> -- 
> >> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe 
myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions" 

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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
From: Scott Seltman <sselt AT GBTA.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:55:14 -0500
The Finney County spoonbills lingered up to at least 25 August 2001. My first 
two spoonbills were at the west end of Melvern Osage County on 1 September 
1986. The long drive east and back seemed like a brilliant decision for the 
five days until Ted Cable and I had another one fly right past us at Cheyenne 
Bottoms, Barton County. Those are the only 3 counties I've seen them in Kansas. 
Anyway, note the three dates; this is prime time for Roseate Spoonbill in KS. 


Scott Seltman
Larned Kansas

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

Kevin Groeneweg  wrote:

>...and the one at Cheyenne Bottoms in early September of 2003. 
>
>Kevin Groeneweg 
>Wichita
>
>Sent from my iPhone
>
>Sent from my iPhone
>> On Aug 22, 2014, at 7:02 PM, Pete Janzen  wrote:
>> 
>> The Finney Co. birds stuck around for quite awhile at Lowe Lake back in 
2001. I remember how incongruous it seemed to have all of them feeding together 
on fairy shrimp in a Finney Co. playa lake. Thanks to the Shanes and other 
Garden City birders many of us were able to add this species to our Kansas 
list. The other ones in recent memory were Hargis Lake in Barber Co. early July 
2003, and I remember one was reported from Flint Hills NWR in late summer 10-15 
years ago near Hartford. Someone mentioned a Riley Co. record but I must have 
missed the report on that one. They are annual or nearly annual at Red Slough 
in SE Oklahoma in late summer. We even saw one at Red Slough in October one 
year. 

>> 
>> -- 
>> Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe 
myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions" 

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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:46:17 -0500
Actually it was July 20, 2003. Two birds and seen again on the 21st. One
bird had been see at Quivira on July 10, 2003 and may have been one of those
seen at CB.
The Hargis Lake bird was seen on June 29, 2003 and again on July 19.
Max Thompson
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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill

...and the one at Cheyenne Bottoms in early September of 2003. 

Kevin Groeneweg
Wichita

Sent from my iPhone

Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 22, 2014, at 7:02 PM, Pete Janzen 
wrote:
> 
> The Finney Co. birds stuck around for quite awhile at Lowe Lake back in
2001.  I remember how incongruous it seemed to have all of them feeding
together on fairy shrimp in a Finney Co. playa lake.  Thanks to the Shanes
and other Garden City birders many of us were able to add this species to
our Kansas list.  The other ones in recent memory were Hargis Lake in Barber
Co. early July 2003, and I remember one was reported from Flint Hills NWR in
late summer 10-15 years ago near Hartford.  Someone mentioned a Riley Co.
record but I must have missed the report on that one.  They are annual or
nearly annual at Red Slough in SE Oklahoma in late summer.  We even saw one
at Red Slough in October one year.
> 
> --
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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill vs Little Gull
From: Bob Gress <bobgress AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:25:07 -0500
Interesting that you have 15 records of Roseate Spoonbills.  These birds are
a relatively common breeder in many parts of coastal, southern states.  And
many species of wading birds are known for their northern movements at the
end of their breeding season.  It's a wonder they don't show up here more
often, compared to the current Little Gull hanging out a Quivira.   Little
Gulls are rare and local breeders in N.A.   It blows my mind that this
Little Gull may be the 20th record for the state!  We have more records of
the rare Little Gull than we have Roseate Spoonbill records.  Go figure!  

 Bob Gress
Wichita
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Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 5:33 PM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: [SPAM]Roseate Spoonbill

The recent sighting of a spoonbill spurred me to look at previous records.
The first report was a specimen taken in Butler Co. on 3/20/1899 by Matthews
(specimen whereabouts unknown). It was 78 years before it was seen again in
Chase Co. in 1977. There is one June record and the rest from July/August.
Most reports are of a single bird but a farmer reported 6 at a playa lake in
Finney Co. in 2001.  I have 15 records but some of those are more than one
sighting of a single bird. We can probably expect more frequent incursions
in the future.

 

Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS 

 


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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
From: Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:51:29 -0500
...and the one at Cheyenne Bottoms in early September of 2003. 

Kevin Groeneweg 
Wichita

Sent from my iPhone

Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 22, 2014, at 7:02 PM, Pete Janzen  wrote:
> 
> The Finney Co. birds stuck around for quite awhile at Lowe Lake back in 2001. 
I remember how incongruous it seemed to have all of them feeding together on 
fairy shrimp in a Finney Co. playa lake. Thanks to the Shanes and other Garden 
City birders many of us were able to add this species to our Kansas list. The 
other ones in recent memory were Hargis Lake in Barber Co. early July 2003, and 
I remember one was reported from Flint Hills NWR in late summer 10-15 years ago 
near Hartford. Someone mentioned a Riley Co. record but I must have missed the 
report on that one. They are annual or nearly annual at Red Slough in SE 
Oklahoma in late summer. We even saw one at Red Slough in October one year. 

> 
> -- 
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in one word, it would be "can't follow directions" 

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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:02:09 -0500
The Finney Co. birds stuck around for quite awhile at Lowe Lake back in 
2001.  I remember how incongruous it seemed to have all of them feeding 
together on fairy shrimp in a Finney Co. playa lake.  Thanks to the 
Shanes and other Garden City birders many of us were able to add this 
species to our Kansas list.  The other ones in recent memory were Hargis 
Lake in Barber Co. early July 2003, and I remember one was reported from 
Flint Hills NWR in late summer 10-15 years ago near Hartford.  Someone 
mentioned a Riley Co. record but I must have missed the report on that 
one.  They are annual or nearly annual at Red Slough in SE Oklahoma in 
late summer.  We even saw one at Red Slough in October one year.

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Subject: Quivira in the morning?
From: Henry and Debby Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:12:52 -0500
Anyone planning to be at Quivira in the morning?

Anyone want a ride from Hays?

Henry A
Hays

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Subject: Little Gull update
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:45:57 -0500
Hi all,
I was able to locate the Quivira Little Gull at the southeast corner of the 
Wildlife Drive Loop from 3:00 - 3:30pm, just south of the little pullout where 
the Bald Eagle nest was visible from earlier in the year. It was really easy to 
see as it was with several Ring-billed, Franklin's and a probable 1st year 
California Gull. Barry Jones saw the Little Gull at the same location at around 
4:15pm. Other birds of interest were 1 Yellow-crowned Night heron, 14 
Black-bellied Plovers, 11 Snowy Plovers (including one downy young bird), 2 
Marbled Godwits, one Long-billed Curlew, and 8 Sanderlings. Still lots of other 
shorebirds, herons and egrets! 

FYI, Don Kazmaier dropped a note to me saying he and Kathy saw the Sabine's 
Gull on Sunday, 8/17 also - getting close, definitive looks. With Barksdale and 
Kazmaiers both independently reporting the bird, I think it sounds pretty good. 


Mike Rader

Wilson and/or Pratt, KS
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:33:08 -0500
The recent sighting of a spoonbill spurred me to look at previous records.
The first report was a specimen taken in Butler Co. on 3/20/1899 by Matthews
(specimen whereabouts unknown). It was 78 years before it was seen again in
Chase Co. in 1977. There is one June record and the rest from July/August.
Most reports are of a single bird but a farmer reported 6 at a playa lake in
Finney Co. in 2001.  I have 15 records but some of those are more than one
sighting of a single bird. We can probably expect more frequent incursions
in the future.

 

Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS 

 


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Subject: Quivira gulls
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:30:36 -0500
Hi all,
I received a note from Tim Barksdale this morning stating he'd seen a Sabine's 
and a Little Gull at Quivira on Sunday, 8/17/14, so I feel a lot better about 
the bird I reported from the 15th. I won't be adding it back on my year list, 
given that I've already retracted my report after second-guessing myself, but I 
sure didn't think I'd screwed up that ID. Guess I need to find another one! 
Hopefully folks can get down there this weekend and find them and enjoy the 
rest of the fantastic birding available. 


Mike Rader

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Subject: Quivira Little Gull 22 August 2014
From: Barry Jones <barjones78 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:37:07 -0500
Quivira's Little Gull still present this morning, 22 August, on north flats 
along NE 170th at 

8:30 am.  Last seen roosting with Black Terns.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Subject: Re: Quivira Little Gull update for 20 August 2014
From: Henry and Debby Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:46:27 -0500
Any updates?

I might be able to make a quick run Saturday morning if it is seen again.

Henry A
Hays KS

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Subject: Spoonbill scouts?
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:39:49 -0500
Is anyone checking the K-55 location for spoonbill this evening or in 
the morning?  I've now made three trips down there but can do one more 
tomorrow am so the out of town people considering making a run have good 
information to base a trip decision on.

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Subject: Re: Directions to spoonbill
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:20:04 -0500
I checked south of the road twice this morning and it wasn't present either 
time. 

Max Thompson

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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU] On 
Behalf Of Pete Janzen 

Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:08 AM
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Directions to spoonbill

There is a substantial portion of the oxbow not visible from the road. 
Hopefully it will return to the area. Be sure to check south of the highway 
also. It was there this am.. 

PJ

-----Original Message-----
From: "Andrew Burnett" 
Sent: ‎8/‎21/‎2014 7:53 AM
To: "KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU" 
Subject: Re: Directions to spoonbill

As of 7:30 am....the spoonbill has flown N out of site.

Andrew Burnett
Neosho Co

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Andrew Burnett  wrote:

Spoonbill still present in same location this morning at 6:30 AM... Seems not 
to be bothered by heavy traffic. 


Andrew Burnett
Neosho Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Pete Janzen  wrote:

Anyone chasing the Spoonbill, here are directions if coming from the north 
which would be most of you I think. Exit I-135 at the Mulvane/Kansas Star 
Casino exit. Bear right and you can thread your way through the casino complex. 
Follow signs to US 81. Turn south onto US 

81 and go about 5 miles to the junction with K-55. Go east towards Belle Plaine 
for about 1.5 miles. The oxbow lake is north of the highway at the junction 
with Hydraulic Ave. This is a busy highway. 

Park well off of the road. At 3 pm the bird was at the edge of scope range but 
at 5:30 pm it was quite close to the highway. The spoonbill was initially 
reported by Tom Ross, who told Jack and Norma Dennett about it, who in turn got 
the word out to the general birding clan. I will try to have an update on this 
bird tomorrow if time allows it. It is only 15 miles from my workplace so I'm 
in good position to do so. 

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Subject: Re: No spoonbill
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:18:24 -0500
I left the spoonbill area at 10:30 and there still no spoonbill.
Max Thompson

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Subject: No spoonbill
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:28 -0500
Hi Folks,

No spoonbill as of 9:45, on the South side pond or the large North side pond 
along K-55 at Hydraulic. But, as Pete says, it might come back. 


Paul Griffin

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Subject: Spoonbill one more time
From: PETE JANZEN <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:22:04 -0700
Now that I am at a regular keyboard hereis a more detailed message.The 
spoonbill was last seen at 7:30 am or so as reported already. We were watching 
it from the shoulder of the road, remaining in our vehicles as we did last 
night. I hope we didn't spook the bird but there was a lot of high-speed 
traffic on K-55 this am, and last night it didn't appear to be bothered by 
vehicles parked nearby.Along with several Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets, 
itflew up pretty high and disappeared over the trees. I suspect that it went 
to the northern part of the oxbow lake that is not visible from the road. If 
so, it will probably return to the previously described foraging areas as these 
appear to have the greated amount of tasty invertebrates. Anyone who sees or 
does not see the bird should post about it. I know a number of people are 
considering a weekend trip to chase this bird if it remains in the area. 


Pete Janzen
Wichita, KS
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Subject: Re: Directions to spoonbill
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:08:13 -0500
There is a substantial portion of the oxbow not visible from the road. 
Hopefully it will return to the area. Be sure to check south of the highway 
also. It was there this am.. 

PJ

-----Original Message-----
From: "Andrew Burnett" 
Sent: ‎8/‎21/‎2014 7:53 AM
To: "KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU" 
Subject: Re: Directions to spoonbill

As of 7:30 am....the spoonbill has flown N out of site.

Andrew Burnett
Neosho Co

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Andrew Burnett  wrote:

Spoonbill still present in same location this morning at 6:30 AM... Seems not 
to be bothered by heavy traffic. 


Andrew Burnett
Neosho Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Pete Janzen  wrote:

Anyone chasing the Spoonbill, here are directions if coming from the
north which would be most of you I think.  Exit I-135 at the
Mulvane/Kansas Star Casino exit.  Bear right and you can thread your way
through the casino complex.  Follow signs to US 81.  Turn south onto US
81 and go about 5 miles to the junction with K-55.  Go east towards
Belle Plaine for about 1.5 miles.  The oxbow lake is north of the
highway at the junction with Hydraulic Ave.  This is a busy highway.
Park well off of the road.  At 3 pm the bird was at the edge of scope
range but at 5:30 pm it was quite close to the highway.  The spoonbill
was initially reported by Tom Ross, who told Jack and Norma Dennett
about it, who in turn got the word out to the general birding clan.  I
will try to have an update on this bird tomorrow if time allows it.  It
is only 15 miles from my workplace so I'm in good position to do so.
--
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myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"

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Subject: Re: Directions to spoonbill
From: Andrew Burnett <aburnett AT MAGNUMSYSTEMS.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:46:43 +0000
As of 7:30 am....the spoonbill has flown N out of site.

Andrew Burnett
Neosho Co

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Andrew Burnett  wrote:

Spoonbill still present in same location this morning at 6:30 AM... Seems not 
to be bothered by heavy traffic. 


Andrew Burnett
Neosho Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Pete Janzen  wrote:

Anyone chasing the Spoonbill, here are directions if coming from the
north which would be most of you I think.  Exit I-135 at the
Mulvane/Kansas Star Casino exit.  Bear right and you can thread your way
through the casino complex.  Follow signs to US 81.  Turn south onto US
81 and go about 5 miles to the junction with K-55.  Go east towards
Belle Plaine for about 1.5 miles.  The oxbow lake is north of the
highway at the junction with Hydraulic Ave.  This is a busy highway.
Park well off of the road.  At 3 pm the bird was at the edge of scope
range but at 5:30 pm it was quite close to the highway.  The spoonbill
was initially reported by Tom Ross, who told Jack and Norma Dennett
about it, who in turn got the word out to the general birding clan.  I
will try to have an update on this bird tomorrow if time allows it.  It
is only 15 miles from my workplace so I'm in good position to do so.
--
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myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"

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Subject: Re: Spoonbill
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:15:02 -0500
Still present 7 am Thursday 
PJ

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Sent: ‎8/‎20/‎2014 9:35 PM
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Subject: Re: Spoonbill

Forgot to sign my post about Spoonbill still there at sunset.
Leon Hicks
Mulvane,Ks

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> Right back next to K55  AT  5:45 pm
> PJ
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Subject: Re: Directions to spoonbill
From: Andrew Burnett <aburnett AT MAGNUMSYSTEMS.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:46:44 +0000
Spoonbill still present in same location this morning at 6:30 AM... Seems not 
to be bothered by heavy traffic. 


Andrew Burnett
Neosho Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


Pete Janzen  wrote:

Anyone chasing the Spoonbill, here are directions if coming from the
north which would be most of you I think.  Exit I-135 at the
Mulvane/Kansas Star Casino exit.  Bear right and you can thread your way
through the casino complex.  Follow signs to US 81.  Turn south onto US
81 and go about 5 miles to the junction with K-55.  Go east towards
Belle Plaine for about 1.5 miles.  The oxbow lake is north of the
highway at the junction with Hydraulic Ave.  This is a busy highway.
Park well off of the road.  At 3 pm the bird was at the edge of scope
range but at 5:30 pm it was quite close to the highway.  The spoonbill
was initially reported by Tom Ross, who told Jack and Norma Dennett
about it, who in turn got the word out to the general birding clan.  I
will try to have an update on this bird tomorrow if time allows it.  It
is only 15 miles from my workplace so I'm in good position to do so.
--
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myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"

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Subject: Photos posted to Rare Bird Photo Gallery
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:13:50 -0500
It's been a good week for rare birds and it's only Wednesday!!

Andrew Miller and Bob Gress have shared photos of the Quivira NWR Little 
Gull and Pete Janzen and Bob Gress have shared photos of the Sumner 
County Roseate Spoonbill. Thank you to all three of these Kansas birders.

The photos can be accessed on the ksbirds.org rare bird photo gallery page: 
http://ksbirds.org/Gallery.html.

The Little Gull is at: http://ksbirds.org/gallery/LiGu_StaffordCo_2014.htm

The Roseate Spoonbill at: 
http://ksbirds.org/gallery/RoSp_SumnerCo_2014.htm

Enjoy and let me know if you have troubles opening either of these pages!!

Chuck

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613 Tamerisk
Junction City Kansas USA 66441
785-238-8800

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Subject: Re: Spoonbill
From: chicks12 AT COX.NET
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:30:21 -0400
Forgot to sign my post about Spoonbill still there at sunset.
Leon Hicks
Mulvane,Ks

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> PJ
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Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms correction
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:12:48 -0500
Hi all,
It was brought to my attention that I had my report of Little Blue Heron 
numbers at Cheyenne Bottoms listed twice. The actual number was the second one 
- 2 individuals. The first one should have been Snowy Egret -250 - sorry for 
the confusion. 


Mike Rader

Wilson and/or Pratt, KS
 		 	   		  
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Subject: Re: Spoonbill
From: chicks12 AT COX.NET
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:10:00 -0400
Still there at sunset. I have tomorrow off and will check on it in the morning.

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Subject: Directions to spoonbill
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:07:39 -0500
Anyone chasing the Spoonbill, here are directions if coming from the 
north which would be most of you I think.  Exit I-135 at the 
Mulvane/Kansas Star Casino exit.  Bear right and you can thread your way 
through the casino complex.  Follow signs to US 81.  Turn south onto US 
81 and go about 5 miles to the junction with K-55.  Go east towards 
Belle Plaine for about 1.5 miles.  The oxbow lake is north of the 
highway at the junction with Hydraulic Ave.  This is a busy highway.  
Park well off of the road.  At 3 pm the bird was at the edge of scope 
range but at 5:30 pm it was quite close to the highway.  The spoonbill 
was initially reported by Tom Ross, who told Jack and Norma Dennett 
about it, who in turn got the word out to the general birding clan.  I 
will try to have an update on this bird tomorrow if time allows it.  It 
is only 15 miles from my workplace so I'm in good position to do so.
-- 
Pete Janzen Wichita, KS pete.janzen AT sbcglobal.net If I had to describe 
myself in one word, it would be "can't follow directions"

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Subject: Hummingbirds
From: Irwin Hoogheem <Hoogy AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:48 -0500
Today we had 9 (visible at one time) or more Hummingbirds at our two 
feeders necessitating refilling them...we had some in the feeders at the 
beginning of the day and refilled them early morning...refilled again 
late afternoon with 8 oz per refill...our estimate is they consumed 19 
oz plus...It was fun to watch!
     We think that most of them were juvenile Ruby Throats although 
better looks for some would be desired!
Carol & Hoogy
Ogden/Riley

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Subject: Spoonbill
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:48:35 -0500
Right back next to K55  AT  5:45 pm
PJ
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