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4 May Test [terry mannell ]
4 May Black Vultures in Schermerhorn Park, Cherokee County ["Rader, Jennifer" ]
4 May Test [terry mannell ]
4 May White Ibis at Cheyenne Bottoms [mike rader ]
4 May Request to Hear & See Painted Buntings [Ron Klataske ]
4 May Wildcat Creek, Riley County [Dan Mulhern ]
4 May kites Cowley CO [Max Thompson ]
4 May Re: FOS Mississippi Kite 5/4/2016 Wichita/ additional notes spring raptor migration [Steve Seibel ]
4 May FOS Mississippi Kite 5/4/2016 Wichita [Steve Seibel ]
4 May Labette County birds [Richard Tucker ]
4 May ADMIN: Reminders... [Chuck & Jaye Otte ]
3 May Maple Hill Shorebird bonanza [Jeff Hansen ]
3 May Labette County birds [Richard Tucker ]
4 May 10 Warblers Ellis County [Henry Armknecht ]
3 May CB White Ibis 5/3 [Rob Graham ]
3 May Weston Bend, Banner Creek [Al Schirmacher ]
3 May Pileated WP - Manhattan KS [Thomas Schermerhorn ]
3 May Semi palmated PLOVERS vs least sandpipers [Jeff Hansen ]
3 May Flicker update [Jeff Hansen ]
3 May 2016 Breeding Bird Survey Routes Available ["Busby, William H." ]
3 May Burcham: Tuesday Morning ["Antonio, Robert J." ]
3 May Birds in neighborhood [Nancy Leo ]
2 May Harvey county FOY [Schwab Carolyn ]
2 May Squaw Creek, Atchison County Lake [Al Schirmacher ]
2 May Burcham: Monday Morning ["Antonio, Robert J." ]
2 May Bird List from Kansas Birding Festival [Chuck Otte ]
2 May Baldwin Woods []
2 May Re: White ibis Put to bed. []
2 May Re: White ibis Put to bed. []
1 May Kansas Birding Festival, 2016 [Chuck & Jaye Otte ]
1 May Swainson's Thrush [Doris Burnett ]
1 May Shorebirds [Jeff Hansen ]
1 May White ibis Put to bed. [Henry Armknecht ]
1 May Re: predators/scavengers in action [Kenneth Kinman ]
1 May predators/scavengers in action [Janeen Walters ]
1 May Re: Burcham:Sunday [Sacie Lambertson ]
1 May Burcham:Sunday ["Antonio, Robert J." ]
1 May Pelicans on the move near Yoder 4/30/2016 [Steve Seibel ]
1 May Oak Park, Wichita [Paul Griffin ]
1 May County listing due May10 [Mark Land ]
1 May White Ibis continues [Will Chatfield-Taylor ]
1 May Miss Kites [Jeff Hansen ]
1 May No Subject [Sandra Tholen ]
1 May No Subject [Sandra Tholen ]
1 May Naismith Park, Lawrence ["Harrington, Joseph" ]
30 Apr Yellow-bellied Sapsucker [John Schukman ]
30 Apr Re: Hummer at Last [Carla Trecek ]
30 Apr White ibis Cheyenne Bottoms [Curtis Wolf ]
30 Apr Re: Godwits in SN county [Jeff Hansen ]
30 Apr Godwits in SN county [Jeff Hansen ]
30 Apr Schermerhorn Park, April 30 2016 ["Rader, Jennifer" ]
30 Apr Re: Swallowpaloosa [coleen brown ]
30 Apr Burcham: Saturday ["Antonio, Robert J." ]
30 Apr Indian Creek Trail - Johnson County [Malcolm Gold ]
30 Apr Birding Salina. [Bobby Hiebert Jr ]
30 Apr Re: bird photos [John Northrup ]
30 Apr Trip to Squaw Creek/Bob Brow yesterday []
29 Apr Re: Hummer at Last [coleen brown ]
29 Apr bird photos [Sacie Lambertson ]
29 Apr Correction: Lawrence Oxbow Egret [Molly Zahn ]
29 Apr Lawrence oxbow ibis + avocets [Molly Zahn ]
29 Apr Hummer at Last [Ann Feyerharm ]
29 Apr Re: FOS Western Kingbird 4/28 Wichita [Steve Seibel ]
29 Apr Pelicans migrating near Cheney [Steve Seibel ]
29 Apr FOS Western Kingbird 4/28 Wichita-- also Chimney Swifts becoming more abundant [Steve Seibel ]
29 Apr Swallowpaloosa [Mark Land ]
29 Apr Oak Park, Wichita [Paul Griffin ]
29 Apr Wetland birding today [Kevin Groeneweg ]
28 Apr Two bird species added today to my 2016 Missouri List []
28 Apr Fish Crows [rosa mchenry ]
28 Apr Quivira Shorebird Survey, 27 April 2016 [Barry Jones ]
28 Apr Re: Hooded Oriole [Carla Trecek ]
28 Apr Hummers [Michael Harding ]
28 Apr Leawood Warblers [Malcolm Gold ]
28 Apr Palm Warbler at Wilderness Wetlands in Overland Park []
27 Apr Re: Hooded Oriole [coleen brown ]

Subject: Test
From: terry mannell <terryman0405 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 15:29:13 -0500
Thanks to everyone who responded to my test.

Terry Mannell
Topeka

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Subject: Black Vultures in Schermerhorn Park, Cherokee County
From: "Rader, Jennifer" <jennifer.rader AT KSOUTDOORS.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 14:45:22 -0500
I finally have a moment to report 2 Black Vultures that were seen by myself
and one of my volunteers this morning flying over Schermerhorn Park just
south of Galena, KS. We were getting ready for a field trip of 3rd graders,
or I would have posted sooner.
I know a birding group saw a couple of BVs in the Galena area on Saturday
as well.
We still have at least 7 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at our safflower feeders
(also in Schermerhorn Park, the nature center). They pretty much stay at
them all day, and have been around since Saturday.

Sunday evening, I heard my FOS House Wrens in my yard (Galena, KS). At one
point I could see and hear 2 House Wrens, 2 Carolina Wrens, and 1 Bewick's
Wren right off the back porch, plus I was hearing another Bewick's Wren
singing down the street.

Also of note for anyone needing Greater Roadrunner for Cherokee County, I
received a phone call this week from a woman that lives 1 mile north of
Riverton, KS. Her family has been seeing a roadrunner in the Riverton area.
They once saw it in the parking lot of their church (between Riverton and
Baxter Springs). I was unable to get more info before she had another call
and I had visitors come in. She is also fairly sure she has been seeing a
Red Crossbill frequenting a pine tree in her yard. She plans to get a photo
and send it my way so we can confirm an I.D., if it's still around. This
would be a new bird for the Cherokee County list.

Hope to see you in Ark City this weekend for the KOS Spring Meeting/Field
Trips!



-- 
Jenn Rader
Southeast Kansas Nature Center Director
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
3511 S. Main St.
Galena, KS  66739
(620) 783-5207

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Subject: Test
From: terry mannell <terryman0405 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 13:51:17 -0500
I am testing to see if I can still post to the list-serv.  Thought I sent a
message yesterday but it didn't  go through.

Terry Mannell
Topeka

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Subject: White Ibis at Cheyenne Bottoms
From: mike rader <mike_rader AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 18:36:50 +0000
HI all,


Dave Klema called to report the White Ibis was still at CB at 1:30 pm today 
(5/4/16). He found it with other ibis in Pool 2, but straight west of the 
information kiosk on the Redwing dike, which is almost off the state-owned 
property. Other birds he reported were both bittern species and both godwit 
species and Dunlin. 



Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Subject: Request to Hear & See Painted Buntings
From: Ron Klataske <prairie AT AUDUBONOFKANSAS.ORG>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 13:23:42 -0500
We received a call from a native Kansas lady who lives in Washington State.
Diane Gering is legally blind, but she wants to come back to clearly hear
and see to the extent feasible a Painted Bunting.  She will be flying back
to stay with her daughter who lives in Goessel.  They can travel in Kansas
to the sites with the best prospects of being able to accomplish her
dream.  She grew up in McPherson, and attended Bethel College in
Newton--where she met her husband. They live on a wheat farm in eastern
Washington.

If you have a site which is a good prospect for hearing and seeing Painted
Buntings, please write with the location and a phone number that Diane can
use to call you.  I will pass the information I receive on to her.  She and
her daughter will travel together to seek this bird!  Ideally, it is
probably best if someone could guide the ladies to the actual place where
they are most likely to hear and see Painted Buntings.

Thanks.

--Ron
Ron Klataske
Executive Director
Audubon of Kansas
210 Southwind Place
Manhattan  KS 66503
785-537-4385
prairie AT audubonofkansas.org

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Subject: Wildcat Creek, Riley County
From: Dan Mulhern <dan_mulhern AT FWS.GOV>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 13:23:10 -0500
I decided to do some early a.m. birding at Wildcat Creek Park just west of
Manhattan this morning, getting there prior to sunrise.  FOS birds either
seen or heard included the following:



Chuck-will’s Widow

Red-headed Woodpecker

Yellow-throated Vireo

Fish Crow

Bank Swallow

Wood Thrush

Orange-crowned Warbler



Other birds of interest were Wood Duck, Canada Goose, Red-shouldered Hawk,
Wild Turkey, Pileated Woodpecker, and Yellow Warbler.



Dan Mulhern

Manhattan

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Subject: kites Cowley CO
From: Max Thompson <maxt AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 12:48:27 -0500
The Mississippi Kites returned to Winfield yesterday (heard bird) and today
there were 3 sitting on the powerlines by the house. They nested in this
area last year and sat in the same place. I imagine there will be many more
swirling in here the next few days.

 

Max C. Thompson

1729 E. 11th Ave.

Winfield, KS 

 


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Subject: Re: FOS Mississippi Kite 5/4/2016 Wichita/ additional notes spring raptor migration
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 08:45:58 -0700
Re previous post: correction make that a possible 4/16/2015 sighting.
In the April 2015 archives you'll see that I made many posts of groups
of raptors migrating over Wichita; I didn't see that at all this year,
though I spent about the same amount of time out of doors.
Coincidence?  Different weather patterns causing different flight
lines?

Steve Seibel in WIchita




On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 8:35 AM, Steve Seibel  wrote:
> In marked contrast to last year (see archives for 5/2/15 and possible
> 4/12/15 sightings), the first Mississippi Kite I saw this year was
> about 50 feet away from me, near eye level, in a city park (Linwood)
> in Wichita.  About 10 AM this morning; the bird was an adult.
>
> Steve Seibel

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Subject: FOS Mississippi Kite 5/4/2016 Wichita
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 08:35:10 -0700
In marked contrast to last year (see archives for 5/2/15 and possible
4/12/15 sightings), the first Mississippi Kite I saw this year was
about 50 feet away from me, near eye level, in a city park (Linwood)
in Wichita.  About 10 AM this morning; the bird was an adult.

Steve Seibel

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Subject: Labette County birds
From: Richard Tucker <rickt AT WAVEWLS.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 10:18:46 -0500
I rode around the farm this morning.  I had a pair of Orchard Orioles and
House Wrens.  Glimpses of a few warblers.  No songs which would have helped.

 

Rick Tucker

Parsons

Labette County 


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Subject: ADMIN: Reminders...
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 06:46:49 -0500
Good morning KSBirders!

With spring migration in full swing I just wanted to remind folks of a few 
things regarding list protocol that I've been noticing folks have been 
overlooking.

Who and where are you? - We ask that you include your name and home 
location in the body of the text. People like to know where you are from. We 
don't need a street address, just the town where you live. You never know 
when there may be a new birder in your area that would like to go birding with 
someone else! 

Also, please include county where sightings are being reported. Sure, you 
may have mentioned that location three messages ago last week, but don't 
assume that folks remember those things. Plus, when someone is going 
back in records 5, 10 even 20 years looking for information, they may not 
have a clue where a location is or was!

Use appropriate subject lines - if you just hit reply to send a message to the 
list to report your sightings, the subject line has nothing to do with what 
your 

message is about. Also, please don't start sentences in the subject line and 
then finish them in the body of the text. This can again make the archives 
rather disjointed.

If you are responding to an individual's email to let them know you thought 
they had a neat sighting, send it to the person, not the list.

Finally, we try to be tolerant of slightly off topic messages but please 
remember that this is the KANSAS BIRDS listserv.

Thanks for your patience and reports and now let's all get back out there and 
enjoy migration - I look forward to seeing some of you at the KOS Spring 
Meeting in a few days!!

Chuck

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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613 Tamerisk
Junction City Kansas USA 66441
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Subject: Maple Hill Shorebird bonanza
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 22:57:20 -0500
I thought I'd check Ebird to see what people saw at the Waterman Crossing
field.  Looks like almost every possible shorebird was spotted there.  

 

A few people saw the marbled godwit there,  Sue Newland has two willets
there (that's a new county record), Brandon M had a black bellied plover.

 

Jeff Hansen

topeka


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Subject: Labette County birds
From: Richard Tucker <rickt AT WAVEWLS.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 21:18:34 -0500
I decided to run a list today-coffee on deck this AM, drive to town
(including Memorial Lawn Cemetery), drive home and yard again.  I had 36
species plus fleeting glimpses of 3 or 4 warblers.  I had 36 species
including:

Dickcissel (FOS)

Western Kingbird (FOS)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (FOS) at feeder-last had them 3 or 4 years ago.

Bob White Quail -very common around here.

Brown Thrasher

Spotted Sandpiper (2-at front pond, great looks as they hang out on my
dock-one has been there 2 weeks, another joined today)

White-throated Sparrow-calling

 

I have had an unusually high proportion of Hairy Woodpeckers this winter at
my suet feeder, with the Downeys.  Great opportunities for comparison.

 

Those who know me understand why I cannot run down the warblers.  I have a
tough time getting much of a look at any.  Hope all have a great time at
Winfield.  I would love more than about anything to be there.   Press On!!!

 

Rick Tucker

Parsons 

Labette County     


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Subject: 10 Warblers Ellis County
From: Henry Armknecht <whatabirder AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 02:10:32 +0000
Yup, one Orange-crowned and 9 Yellow-rumped. Migration just isn't quite the 
same out here as it is back east. 


Lots of White-crowned and Clay-colored sparrows moving through. I had at least 
a dozen White-crowned in my yard this morning which is by far the highest count 
ever for my yard. I also have several Pine Siskins coming to the feeders. 


Nicest bird was a male Black-headed Grosbeak.

Three hours of birding after school yielded 72 species, but only 2 warblers and 
2 shore birds (1Willet, 4 Wilson's Phalarope). Ten species of sparrows helped 
up the count. 


Henry A
Hays

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Subject: CB White Ibis 5/3
From: Rob Graham <graham AT KSIMAGER.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 18:52:05 -0500
Ibis is east of HQ in the flooded grass north of the road, across from the
large lone tree on South side of the canal. It is easy to miss with the
grass clumps.

Rob Graham
Great Bend

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Subject: Weston Bend, Banner Creek
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 18:32:23 -0500
15-16 warblers at Weston Bend (Missouri, Don Merz accompanying) and Banner 
Creek (Kansas). 


Morning devoted to warblers, short afternoon to butterflies.

Highlights:

Singing Blackburnian (Weston).

Beautiful looks at nesting Prothonotaries.

Probable singing Cerulean (only moved once whole time we attempted to view, but 
three slight variations of songs normal for species). 


LeConte's Sparrow (Banner non-fee grasslands).

Philadelphia Vireo (Banner).

Butterfly diversity was so poor that gave up on them; at which point three new 
year butterflies showed up in short order, including Hayhurst's Scallopwing. 


On to western KS!

Al Schirmacher
Muscotah, KS




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Subject: Pileated WP - Manhattan KS
From: Thomas Schermerhorn <tscherme AT VET.K-STATE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 22:57:32 +0000
I had a flyover slighting of a pileated WP near the linear trail crossing by 
the river on Rt 24. I didn't get a great look as I was driving in after work 
traffic but anyone heading down there may want to keep an eye out. The trails 
and area around the river there have been fairly reliable for Pileateds in the 
past few years but always a nice bird for Manhattan. 


Tom Schermerhorn
Wamego KS

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Subject: Semi palmated PLOVERS vs least sandpipers
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 17:20:19 -0500
I just love semi palmated plovers.  And here you can compare them to least
sandpipers.  https://youtu.be/QC0I6yM9UwI

 

These were on NW 13th last night.  Sadly cars kept driving by and ruining my
video takes.

 

The maple hill wetland was greatly reduced last night but still had 7
avocets and 200+ lesser yellowlegs.  I really think there were probably 1000
yellowlegs there the day before.  

 

Jeff Hansen

Topeka


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Subject: Flicker update
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 17:15:04 -0500
Just checked the nest box.  Now there are 9 eggs.  Last two times I checked
there were 8 eggs.  On 4/22 there were 8.  On 4/25 there were 8.  I wonder
if the 9th egg is from a different flicker?  Thoughts.

 

Also 3 of the eggs look bad.  I'm guessing only 6 will hatch.  That will be
plenty of mouths to feed.

 

The dastardly starlings have returned.  I've trapped 2 already this month.
This is when they destroyed the flicker nest two years ago.  I've got two
nearby nestboxes with traps ready for the starlings.

 

Jeff Hansen 

Topeka


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Subject: 2016 Breeding Bird Survey Routes Available
From: "Busby, William H." <wbusby AT KU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 19:00:53 +0000
Interested in contributing to North America's primary monitoring program for 
breeding birds? The North American Breeding Bird Survey has 60 permanent survey 
routes in Kansas that are run once a year by volunteers between late May and 
early July. Six of these routes, all in western Kansas, are currently open: 


Damar                   Rooks County
Susank                  Barton County
Missler                 Meade County
Leoville                 Decatur County
Ruleton                Wallace County
Wallace                Wallace County

For details, check out the BBS website's Available Routes page for details and 
qualifications: 

https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm

Hurry, this 2016 offer expires in a few weeks!

Bill Busby
Kansas BBS Coordinator
wbusby AT ku.edu




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Subject: Burcham: Tuesday Morning
From: "Antonio, Robert J." <anto AT KU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 17:01:43 +0000
It was an absolutely beautiful early morning along the Kaw - near perfect 
weather wise. It was not very busy overall but there were a few spots with 
activity. My visiting friend Bob Rucker and I listed 55 species. 


Gray Catbird (1 FOS)
Great Horned Owl (1FOS-uncommon visitor to Burcham)
Rose Breasted Grosbeak (1FOS - singing at north end of the park)
Summer Tanager (FOS 1- in transition plumage; heard later)
Kentucky Warbler (FOS1-woods west of water company structure near north 
stream-we had one poor look though it sang nearby continuously but always 
well-hidden in dense foliage; just yesterday Peter Grund told he me & Molly 
heard one a few days ago on the river north of this spot; I seldom had this 
species in Burcham) 


Northern Waterthrush (1 singing in same area near gravel road on west side of 
the park for days) 

Northern Parula (1 singing near the Kentucky)
Black & White (1 singing on river trail and giving good looks)
Yellow Warbler (3+ singing & and heard notes in several places that were likely 
them; believe there are likely substantially more than I counted) 

Orange-crowned Warbler (2 singing)
Nashville Warbler (9+ - lots of song & partial songs likely theirs)
Wilson's Warbler (1 seen & heard)
Tennessee Warbler (4 singing)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (10 approx-some song)

Spotted SP (2)
Franklin's Gull (80 - saw 2 earlier in season; today had flyover of first of 
cackling flocks I have seen this year & came from north rather than from the 
usual western direction from likely Clinton Lake) 

Pileated WP (1 calling)
Indigo Bunting (1)
Rough-winged Swallows (at least 50 & likely substantially more taking turns 
splashing themselves in a couple of puddles) 

Cooper's Hawk (1 at rest in tree at south end of the park)

Occasionally I have heard Red-shouldered Hawks near the park, but have seldom 
seen them in the park. This morning one in juvenile plumage flew in from west 
and perched above us and called loudly and soon an adult flew in nearby in same 
tree also calling loudly - possibly the object of their squawking a Great 
Horned was in a tree 20 yards across from them and flew out of its roadside 
perch to a location deeper and higher in woods. The two RSHs flew off west. 


It was a nice morning but most of the action was at north end of the park; very 
little action on river trail. 


Bob Antonio
Lawrence


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Subject: Birds in neighborhood
From: Nancy Leo <njleo AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 09:15:59 -0500
Came by and lots of activity in trees. 

Cape may
Blue headed vireo
Yellow thr vireo
Rose breasted are just a few I heard and saw. Come by!

Nancy


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Subject: Harvey county FOY
From: Schwab Carolyn <caschwab3591 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 21:25:00 -0500
I heard a Bell's Vireo singing this afternoon near my home.  It seemed 
early to me, but my records show they've shown up between May 5 and 12 
most years.  I still have several Harris's, White-crowned Sparrows, and 
Pine Siskins at the feeders.  Maybe with the "no/low wind" night they 
will head north.
Carolyn Schwab
Newton, KS

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Subject: Squaw Creek, Atchison County Lake
From: Al Schirmacher <alschirmacher AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 16:30:31 -0500
Visited Squaw Creek (Missouri) and Atchison County Lake (Kansas) from 
9:00-4:00: 


107 species
10 warblers
10 sparrows
9 shorebirds (understand that's down a bit).

No real rarities, had Philadelphia Vireo at Atchison, and 110 Dowitchers 
together at SQ. 


Somehow went whole day without a song sparrow or indigo bunting:)

Discontinuity between locations explained by need to be home for a short time 
midday. 


Good birding to all!

Al Schirmacher
Muscotah, KS

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Subject: Burcham: Monday Morning
From: "Antonio, Robert J." <anto AT KU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 19:44:53 +0000
It was a chilly early morning along the Kaw this morning. Also, walked a bit 
with Peter Grund: I listed 45 species... 


Solitary Sandpiper (1FOS)

Warbler
Yellow (3 singing/Chatter)
American Redstart (1 singing)
Black & White (1 singing & good looks)
Orange-crowned (1-singing; was trying to turn it into a Palm)
Nashville (3 singing)
Tennessee (1 singing)
Northern Waterthrush (1 singing in same area as last couple of days)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (15 about half seen & not heard)
Northern Parula (1-Peter heard)

Swainson's Thrush (10+ not keeing good track)
White-throated Sparrow (1 singing)
Fish Crow (1 calling)

Rough-winged Swallows (10 on wire likely resting in migration)

Bob Antonio
Lawrence





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Subject: Bird List from Kansas Birding Festival
From: Chuck Otte <cotte AT KSU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 14:14:09 -0500
Barring any oversights of getting species posted on our compiled list, below 
is the list of birds seen at the 2016 Birding Festival. The 142 species seen is 

right in line with our running average. Had we had better weather (warmer, 
less wind and rain) and I'm sure we would have been over 150.

2016 Kansas Birding Festival - Compiled Sightings
April 29 - 30, Clay, Geary & Riley Counties

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Northern Bobwhite
Ring-necked Pheasant
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared  Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron	
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
American Avocet
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper
Hudsonian Godwit
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Forster's Tern 
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Bewick's Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Louisiana Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


Chuck

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Subject: Baldwin Woods
From: editor AT BLUEVALLEY.NET
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 09:46:49 -0500
Following is a press release I just received about Baldwin Woods, which might 
be of interest to birders. Some of my best ever warbler birding experiences 
happened at Breidenthal Biological Preserve, which is evidently part of Baldwin 
Woods (I never knew how these all fit together.) So, I think this is great for 
birds and birders in Kansas! 


—Dan



* KU Field Station’s Baldwin Wood Forest Preserve doubles in size

LAWRENCE — Through cooperation of a group of organizations and individuals, 
the Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve — a part of the University of Kansas Field 
Station and a jewel of biodiversity in Douglas County — has grown from 202 
acres to 456 acres and is now unified as one contiguous tract. The protection 
of the additional land was announced April 30 at a dedication event at Vinland, 
near the preserve. 


A portion of the new property becomes the first Forest Legacy Program project 
in Kansas. With a Forest Legacy grant from the U.S. Forest Service, the Kansas 
Forest Service at Kansas State University selected Baldwin Woods as a 
conservation site. Additional funding was provided by The Conservation Fund, 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a Douglas County Heritage Conservation 
grant. 


“We’re so pleased to see the Forest Preserve expanded and unified,” said 
Ed Martinko, director of the Kansas Biological Survey, which manages the KU 
Field Station. “The area is recognized nationally as important for research, 
and we’re grateful to all those who helped make this project happen.” 


Lands for the expansion were offered for sale below market value by landowners 
Ray Wilber and Cathy Dwigans, and John and Gloria Hood, of rural Baldwin City, 
for the purpose of incorporating them into the Forest Preserve. 


In addition to the protection of these lands, the landowners have created an 
endowed fund at KU Endowment to support natural resource management and 
research on the Forest Preserve. The goal is to increase the fund through 
additional contributions to KU Endowment from supporters of Baldwin Woods. 


The greater Baldwin Woods, named a National Natural Landmark in 1980 by the 
U.S. Secretary of the Interior, is recognized as a site of environmental 
significance. It lies within an ecotone, the border region where the North 
American eastern deciduous forest meets the tallgrass prairie. Thus, many 
species are living at the western extremes of their geographic ranges, and 
subtle shifts in climate may affect their populations here to a greater extent 
than farther east. This makes the Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve — one of the 
highest-quality protected stands of the eastern forest in Kansas — extremely 
valuable to the study of ecosystem dynamics and climate change. 


The U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program, which is funded by Congress 
through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, is a voluntary program, 
administered in Kansas by the Kansas Forest Service. It protects working 
forests that provide public benefits. 


Organizations involved in the effort to expand the Baldwin Woods Forest 
Preserve and their respective roles in the project area as follows: 


● The U.S. Forest Service, and the Kansas Forest Service at Kansas State 
University, which designated a portion of the area as the first Legacy Forest 
in Kansas through the Forest Legacy Program, and which also provided funding; 
● The Conservation Fund, a national environmental organization that works to 
develop conservation solutions that also meet economic needs, which worked in 
partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a unique mitigation 
package to provide funding; 

● The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which provided access to mitigation 
funds from Enbridge Pipelines LLC and TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP; 

● The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council, which provided a grant; 
● The Kansas Land Trust, which provided technical support; 
● KU Endowment, the private fundraising foundation for KU; KU Endowment holds 
the majority of KU Field Station lands and manages private funds for the Field 
Station; 

● The Kansas Biological Survey, a research center at KU that manages the 
3,700-acre KU Field Station, including the Baldwin Woods area. The Biological 
Survey was established at KU in 1911. 


In addition to the new lands, the Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve includes the 
Breidenthal Biological Reserve, the Rice Woodland and the Wall Woods, all 
acquired between 1965 and 1974, and now held by KU Endowment. The Field 
Station’s core area, about 1,800 acres north of Lawrence, consists of native 
and managed habitats, experimental and support facilities, research sites and 
nature trails. It is open to academic programs across the university as a 
teaching and research resource. In addition to the Forest Preserve, the KU 
Field Station manages a 1,450-acre prairie preserve in Anderson County (owned 
by The Nature Conservancy). The KU Field Station was established in 1947 with 
the formation of the area now known as the Fitch Natural History Reservation. 








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Subject: Re: White ibis Put to bed.
From: birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 08:22:30 -0500
Think I forgot sig
Dan Larson
Berryton ks

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> On May 1, 2016, at 7:55 PM, Henry Armknecht  wrote:
> 
> I have just located the White Ibis bedded down for the night. I am I believe 
north of the inlet looking to the west. Don't even ask how I happened to see 
it. I got here fairly late and I thought they might be going to roost. I saw a 
flock of Ibis coming this direction came over and just started looking. 

> 
> It is with a sizable group of ibis and there are other white birds in the 
area. 

> 
> A couple hundred more Ibis are coming in as I dictate this. My GPS says I am 
3.0 miles northwest of the education center. 

> 
> Henry A. 
> Hays
> 
>> On Apr 30, 2016, at 5:34 PM, Curtis Wolf  wrote:
>> 
>> Looking at a white ibis at Cheyenne Bottoms right now. Along K156Hwy about 1 
mile north of the KWEC. It is straight north of the KWEC billboard with about 
150 White-faced ibis. 

>> 
>> Curtis Wolf
>> Site manager, Ks Wetlands Education Center Great Bend, KS
>> Fort Hays State University
>> Cheyenne Bottoms
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Subject: Re: White ibis Put to bed.
From: birdkansa AT GMAIL.COM
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 08:02:16 -0500
Mike Rader found white ibis this morning feeding with other ibis east of kdwp 
Cheyenne Bottoms hq about 1/2 mile east 

I am looking at it now

Dan Larson

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> On May 1, 2016, at 7:55 PM, Henry Armknecht  wrote:
> 
> I have just located the White Ibis bedded down for the night. I am I believe 
north of the inlet looking to the west. Don't even ask how I happened to see 
it. I got here fairly late and I thought they might be going to roost. I saw a 
flock of Ibis coming this direction came over and just started looking. 

> 
> It is with a sizable group of ibis and there are other white birds in the 
area. 

> 
> A couple hundred more Ibis are coming in as I dictate this. My GPS says I am 
3.0 miles northwest of the education center. 

> 
> Henry A. 
> Hays
> 
>> On Apr 30, 2016, at 5:34 PM, Curtis Wolf  wrote:
>> 
>> Looking at a white ibis at Cheyenne Bottoms right now. Along K156Hwy about 1 
mile north of the KWEC. It is straight north of the KWEC billboard with about 
150 White-faced ibis. 

>> 
>> Curtis Wolf
>> Site manager, Ks Wetlands Education Center Great Bend, KS
>> Fort Hays State University
>> Cheyenne Bottoms
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Subject: Kansas Birding Festival, 2016
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 22:31:04 -0500
The 2016 Kansas Birding Festival is in the books. Even with some 
unfathomable misses, like Belted Kingfisher, and ridiculously wet weather, 
we ended the festival Saturday night with 142 species. 

Thank you first to Dave Rintoul who presented our Saturday evening 
capstone program on Birds and Bird Conservation efforts in New Zealand. 
Wow! What a great program about a truly unique island country with a truly 
unique biological history. If you have the chance to see Dave do this 
program, SEE IT!!!!!! Thanks Dave!

And an even bigger thank you goes to our festival guides: Nic Allen, Doris 
Burnett, Matt Gearheart, Chod Hedinger, Nancy Leo, Jaye Otte, Mike Rader, 
and Calvin Wohler. Without you folks, bird festivals just don't happen. Some 
people may wonder why we spend a couple of days leading beginning to 
skilled birders on field trips. All you have to do is be around some of the 
participants when they see a life bird (which may be a fairly common bird to 
us). Their excitement and enthusiasm becomes infectious, contagious, and 
reminds us of why we got hooked on birds in the first place. Thanks again to 
all the guides! 

In another day or two I'll get the list of birds seen posted, but for now, it's 
time 

for some sleep so I can get ready for KOS spring meeting this coming 
weekend!

Chuck

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Subject: Swainson's Thrush
From: Doris Burnett <dburnett7750 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 19:46:12 -0700
On the way home from the Kansas Birding Festival , I stopped by the River
Pond at Tuttle. Swainson's Thrush were numerous. They were even walking
down the road to the RF camping area.  I counted at least 18 from the
parking lot at Willow Lake to the turn right onto the camping area.  Many
warblers, 3 vireos- red-eyes, warbling and yellow,-throated. I'll post my
complete list of anyone is interested.  Thanks Mike, Nick, and Matt for the
education on bird songs. Hope a few stick in my brain for a few days.

Doris Burnett
Pottawatomie County
Manhattan, Ks

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Subject: Shorebirds
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 21:15:36 -0500
I'm still obsessed with shorebirds.  Today I ran into Dan Hoobler & Brandon
Magette on the east side of Maple Hill. They were observing yellowlegs,
solitaries, phalaropes, pectorals, and semipalmated sandpipers.  I followed
them to the south side of town to a flooded field along Mill Creek.

 

It was a shorebird Mecca.  The lesser yellowlegs just kept coming and coming
and coming.  There were avocets, semi palmated plovers, dowitchers,
pectorals, and peeps. 

 

There were also franklins gulls.  I could see birds catching worms and the
place must be nutrient rich.

 

If anyone has time tomorrow, I think it would be worth checking out.

 

The field is at Waterman Crossing Rd and Hiway 30.  Just a mile off I-70.

 

Jeff Hansen

Topeka


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Subject: White ibis Put to bed.
From: Henry Armknecht <armknecht AT RURALTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 19:55:51 -0500
I have just located the White Ibis bedded down for the night. I am I believe 
north of the inlet looking to the west. Don't even ask how I happened to see 
it. I got here fairly late and I thought they might be going to roost. I saw a 
flock of Ibis coming this direction came over and just started looking. 


It is with a sizable group of ibis and there are other white birds in the area. 


A couple hundred more Ibis are coming in as I dictate this. My GPS says I am 
3.0 miles northwest of the education center. 


Henry A. 
Hays

> On Apr 30, 2016, at 5:34 PM, Curtis Wolf  wrote:
> 
> Looking at a white ibis at Cheyenne Bottoms right now. Along K156Hwy about 1 
mile north of the KWEC. It is straight north of the KWEC billboard with about 
150 White-faced ibis. 

> 
> Curtis Wolf
> Site manager, Ks Wetlands Education Center Great Bend, KS
> Fort Hays State University
> Cheyenne Bottoms
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Subject: Re: predators/scavengers in action
From: Kenneth Kinman <kinman AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 17:46:27 -0500



Here is a similar account, except in this case, it was a Cooper's Hawk getting 
robbed: 

http://owlbox.blogspot.com/2009/08/turkey-vulture-robs-coopers-hawk.html  
 -------------Ken Kinman Hays, Kansas 



----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


> Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 16:54:17 -0500
> From: waltersjaneen AT GMAIL.COM
> Subject: predators/scavengers in action
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> 
> This afternoon Diane Llamas and I watched an interesting and heart wrenching 
scene unfold. We were west of Topeka in Shawnee County near the town of Silver 
Lake. 

> 
> We saw a Swainsons hawk in a field eating something that was still moving. 
When we looked with binoculars, we saw a mother wood duck running past the hawk 
with 3 babies. Then 2 turkey vultures arrived and stole the baby duck from the 
hawk. 

> The hawk then pursued the mother duck who was running towards the creek as 
fast as possible. Not fast enough, the hawk swooped in and snatched another 
baby. 

> 
> We are assuming mamma made it to safety with the last 2 chicks. 
> I have never seen T.Vs do this before but we did witness black vultures in 
Florida circle and attack a wounded pelagic bird. 

> 
> Janeen Walters 
> Topeka
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Subject: predators/scavengers in action
From: Janeen Walters <waltersjaneen AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 16:54:17 -0500
This afternoon Diane Llamas and I watched an interesting and heart wrenching 
scene unfold. We were west of Topeka in Shawnee County near the town of Silver 
Lake. 


We saw a Swainson’s hawk in a field eating something that was still moving. 
When we looked with binoculars, we saw a mother wood duck running past the hawk 
with 3 babies. Then 2 turkey vultures arrived and stole the baby duck from the 
hawk. 

The hawk then pursued the mother duck who was running towards the creek as fast 
as possible. Not fast enough, the hawk swooped in and snatched another baby. 


We are assuming mamma made it to safety with the last 2 chicks. 
I have never seen T.V’s do this before but we did witness black vultures in 
Florida circle and attack a wounded pelagic bird. 


Janeen Walters 
Topeka
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Subject: Re: Burcham:Sunday
From: Sacie Lambertson <sacie.lambertson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 16:35:19 -0500
Interesting the territory of birds.  Lots of Harris Sparrows up here just
23 miles north of your Kaw walk Bob.

Sacie
nr Winchester

On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Antonio, Robert J.  wrote:

> It was a beautiful early morning along the Kaw. Bill Staples and I walked
> for a couple of hours and listed 48 species. There were a several active
> spots.
>
> House Wren (1 FOS singing)
>
> Warblers
> Mourning Warbler (1 FOS-singing in bush south of clearing at north bridge;
> visited same spot last year several times later in season)
> Northern Waterthrush (1 sang in same area as yesterday; flooded area
> between RR track and gravel road)
> Tennessee (3 singing)
> Nashville (7+ singing; lots of partial songs today)
> Orange-crowned (1 singing)
> Yellow Warbler (3 singing)
> Wilson's Warbler (2 singing)
> Northern Parula (1 singing- seems there have been fewer than other years)
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (15? - did not get a good count but their numbers,
> at least those singing seemed to have dropped)
>
> Wood Duck (10)
> Spotted Sandpiper (4)
> Red-shouldered Hawk (1- calling from across river)
> Red-eyed Vireo (5 singing)
> Indigo Bunting (1-singing)
> Great-crested Flycatcher (4 singing & calling; several on river trail now)
> Swainson's Thrush (15+- lots of whit notes & many on wood edge & near/on
> paths)
> Baltimore Orioles (7+-lots of notes and song)
> Pileated WP (1 calling)
> Fish Crow (4-calling; flyover)
>
> First day of no White-throated Sparrow song & Harris Sparrows gone for
> several days.
>
> Bob Antonio
> Lawrence
>
>
>
>
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Subject: Burcham:Sunday
From: "Antonio, Robert J." <anto AT KU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 17:01:43 +0000
It was a beautiful early morning along the Kaw. Bill Staples and I walked for a 
couple of hours and listed 48 species. There were a several active spots. 


House Wren (1 FOS singing)

Warblers
Mourning Warbler (1 FOS-singing in bush south of clearing at north bridge; 
visited same spot last year several times later in season) 

Northern Waterthrush (1 sang in same area as yesterday; flooded area between RR 
track and gravel road) 

Tennessee (3 singing)
Nashville (7+ singing; lots of partial songs today)
Orange-crowned (1 singing)
Yellow Warbler (3 singing)
Wilson's Warbler (2 singing)
Northern Parula (1 singing- seems there have been fewer than other years)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (15? - did not get a good count but their numbers, at 
least those singing seemed to have dropped) 


Wood Duck (10)
Spotted Sandpiper (4)
Red-shouldered Hawk (1- calling from across river)
Red-eyed Vireo (5 singing)
Indigo Bunting (1-singing)
Great-crested Flycatcher (4 singing & calling; several on river trail now)
Swainson's Thrush (15+- lots of whit notes & many on wood edge & near/on paths)
Baltimore Orioles (7+-lots of notes and song)
Pileated WP (1 calling)
Fish Crow (4-calling; flyover)

First day of no White-throated Sparrow song & Harris Sparrows gone for several 
days. 


Bob Antonio
Lawrence




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Subject: Pelicans on the move near Yoder 4/30/2016
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 09:37:17 -0700
Yesterday 4/30 I was near Yoder (Reno county) and in the early
afternoon I saw two very large flocks of American White Pelicans a few
miles to my east, rising in the thermal updrafts and gliding north.
I'd estimate that two flocks contained a total of at least 750 -- and
more likely 1000-- birds.  The wind was straight out of the west, not
helpful, but they still were able to make good progress.  Thermal
updrafts appeared to be abundant.

In the late afternoon I drove down to Cheney lake and saw quite a few
small flocks of Franklin's gulls, low over the fields, generally not
engaged in obvious northward migration.

By the way, I've posted some videos and stills of the large flock
(about 350) of pelicans I followed from Wichita to near Elmo on 4/12:

album of stills:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37889666 AT N03/albums/72157665466534413

videos:
http://vimeo.com/163505247
http://vimeo.com/163505263
http://vimeo.com/163505282
http://vimeo.com/163505294
http://vimeo.com/163505309
http://vimeo.com/163505335

Here's a video taken on the same drive on 4/12 of an unusual
Red-tailed hawk with a lot of grey in the tail:

http://vimeo.com/163646124

Steve Seibel

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Subject: Oak Park, Wichita
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 11:25:37 -0500
Hi Folks,

Sorry I’m late with this. I found my 5th warbler species yesterday, a Black 
and White female, working high up in the large Burr Oaks, which are mostly 
totally filled out. Only saw 1 Orange-crowned and the rest of the warblers were 
Yellow-rumped and there were hundreds. The SE meadow area of Oak Park was full 
of these warblers, mostly fly catching the huge amount of the flying bugs 
warming them selfs in the bright sunshine. Friday was a day of chilly rain, 
accumulating another inch or so, so yesterday was a day of feasting. Also 
present were Cedar Waxwings, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Peewee and FOY 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. 


Happy Birding,

Paul Griffin   
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Subject: County listing due May10
From: Mark Land <markeland AT KC.RR.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 11:09:16 -0500
Dear County listers,

The deadline for this months county listing will be Tuesday May 10th,
2016. You will have a few extra days due to the KOS meeting this weekend. Hope 
to see you and lots of birds there. 


The email address for sending your county listings is markeland AT kc.rr.com
The only rule for Kansas county listing is you must have a minimum of 75 
species to list in a county. Please send me any updates that you may have as 
well as those of your friends that are not on KsBirds. Also, you may send me 
your Kansas Life List totals and your Kansas year totals for 2016. 


Mark Land
Overland Park, KS
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Subject: White Ibis continues
From: Will Chatfield-Taylor <wchatfieldtaylor AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 08:43:18 -0500
Had the White Ibis at Cheyenne Bottoms about a mile north of the education 
center in a huge flock of WF Ibis. 


Nothing too unusual at CB
Piping Plover 1
Willet 15
Western Sandpiper 1

I don't know whether they left, but I didn't see a single Baird's. All I saw 
were about 2000+ Semipalmated Sandpipers. No Pectoral SP either 


Will Chatfield-Taylor
Lawrence, KS

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Subject: Miss Kites
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 07:38:02 -0500
Is it about Miss Kite arrival time?  I went for a walk at 630am in my
neighborhood and two hawks flew over that had the kite appearance (long
pointed wings).  Couldn't see much coloration as it was still low light.

 

Jeff Hansen

Topeka


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Subject: Naismith Park, Lawrence
From: "Harrington, Joseph" <jharring AT KU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 01:25:23 +0000
I stood and watched for a couple of minutes as a yellow-crowned night-heron 
grappled with a (dead) crawdad, trying to get it to go down the gullet. Then it 
noticed me, so I decided to mosey on without seeing the upshot, so's it could 
dine in peace. 


No passerine zooties, but:

- 2 white-eyed vireos
- red-eyed vireos (abundant)

- warbling vireos (several)

- white-crowned sparrows (several in brush behind Natural Grocers parking lot - 
one singing) 

- Lincoln's sparrow
- white-throated sparrows

- orange-crowned warblers
- yellow-rumped warbler (1 singing)

- Nashville warbler (1 singing)

- my FOS catbirds (several singing)

- ruby-crowned kinglet

Many Swainson's thrushes back in my neighborhood, along with a few Nashvilles 
singing. 


Best,
Joe Harrington

Lawrence



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Subject: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
From: John Schukman <schuksaya AT KC.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:45:21 -0500
We had this bird tonight in our backyard in LV Co. (39.206, -94.908), a
write-in species on eBird for this time of year.

 

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Subject: Re: Hummer at Last
From: Carla Trecek <cartreck AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:33:15 +0000
FINALLY! Just NOW Coleen and I saw our first hummer fly right in front of us as 
we sat on our south porch where our feeder is hanging. Our wild coumbine has 
been in full bloom for a week and we have been wondering where our little 
friends were. They seem to show up when the columbine are in bloom. Last year 
we had our first ruby throated humming bird April 23 & two years ago we saw 
them on April 20. They are a week behind but how nice they have FINALLY 
arrived! 

Carla Trecek and Coleen Brown, Manhattan



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Date: 04/29/2016 9:21 PM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: Re: Hummer at Last

Great! We are STILL WAITING across the lake from you!!!!Coleen


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Date: 04/29/2016  10:45 AM  (GMT-06:00)
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Hummer at Last

In my geraniums on my back porch!
East side of Tuttle Reservoir

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Subject: White ibis Cheyenne Bottoms
From: Curtis Wolf <cjwolf AT FHSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:34:21 +0000
Looking at a white ibis at Cheyenne Bottoms right now. Along K156Hwy about 1 
mile north of the KWEC. It is straight north of the KWEC billboard with about 
150 White-faced ibis. 


Curtis Wolf
Site manager, Ks Wetlands Education Center Great Bend, KS
Fort Hays State University
Cheyenne Bottoms

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Subject: Re: Godwits in SN county
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:08:37 -0500
I believe the 2 larger birds are Hudsonian godwits.  They have a long
slightly upturned bill.   About the same size as a bluewinged teal.

 

Video: https://youtu.be/mhcyCjNmiEA

 

Jeff Hansen

Topeka

 


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Subject: Godwits in SN county
From: Jeff Hansen <hanjd AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:07:53 -0500
I believe the 2 larger birds are Hudsonian godwits.  They have a long
slightly upturned bill.   About the same size as a bluewinged teal.

 


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Subject: Schermerhorn Park, April 30 2016
From: "Rader, Jennifer" <jennifer.rader AT KSOUTDOORS.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:16:37 -0500
Thought I'd post a little note on the latest spring visitors to
Schermerhorn Park (south of Galena, KS) this morning.

I've counted at least 5 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (3 male, 2 female) coming
to a safflower feeder at the Southeast KS Nature Center.

We have a single Pine Siskin feeding at one of the thistle feeders and at
least 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (2 male, 2 female) fighting over 2
feeders. Also heard this morning were Yellow-throated Warblers, Louisiana
Waterthrushes, Yellow Warblers, Tennessee Warblers, Northern Parulas, a
Baltimore Oriole, a Great-crested Flycatcher and an Indigo Bunting. This
was all in the short amount of time it takes to get from my car to the
building.

Lots of thrushes in the woods around Schermerhorn Park and near my house
this past week. I've had a couple that were probably Gray-cheeked, but
couldn't see the front of them well enough to go one way or another.
Swainson's Thrushes are abundant for sure. It's a great time to be outside!


-- 
Jenn Rader
Southeast Kansas Nature Center Director
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
3511 S. Main St.
Galena, KS  66739
(620) 783-5207

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Subject: Re: Swallowpaloosa
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:09:50 -0500
Are you going to paint a picture of the beauty you described?Coleen Brown 
Manhattan 



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Subject: Swallowpaloosa

Every spring I look forward to the swallows over the lake at Shawnee Mission 
Park. They fly low catching insects and picking things off the water on these 
cool days. It is so interesting to compare them in flight. 

I thought yesterday was good but today was one of those awesome mornings. I'm 
not sure where all these Tree Swallows have been but the bare tree by the boat 
ramp had over 250 in it alone. The martins chattering on the box and the 
Baltimore Orioles and Yellow-rumped chorus just added to the enjoyment. 

Five Spotted Sandpipers close by way up in the grass eating insects was 
interesting to watch as well. 


Mark Land
Overland Park

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Subject: Burcham: Saturday
From: "Antonio, Robert J." <anto AT KU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:33:17 +0000
It was a rainy early morning along the Kaw. The Park is open again after the 
flooding although they still have the riverside walk blocked even though the 
river is down. I just birded the north portion of the park and the addition 
across the tracks. It was quite busy along the gravel road along the west side 
of the park in the early morning but rain interrupted the show after 30 
minutes. I tried again for a bit after the rain and found a few things. 


Indigo Bunting (1 FOS)
Barn Swallow (1 FOS)
Belted Kingfisher (1FOS)
Northern Waterthrush (1FOS-singing in puddled area near the head of gravel 
road) 


American Redstart (1 singing)
Nashville Warbler (3-singing)
Tennessee (Warbler (3 singing)
Wilson's Warbler (1 singing)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (20+ was not keeping a good count)
Yellow Warbler (1 singing)
There was a lot of partial songs and frog noise... missed a lot

Red-eyed Vireo (4 singing)
Great-crested Flycatcher (1- singing)
Swainson's Thrush (7 - song & notes)
White-throated Sparrow (1 singing)
Fish Crow (3- flyover calling; they seem to be regulars now)
Pileated WP (1-calling north end to the park)

Bob Antonio
Lawrence

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Subject: Indian Creek Trail - Johnson County
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:55:24 -0500
This morning after the rain slowed I finally checked out Indian Creek Trail
during migration and was not disappointed. There were birds everywhere and
I didn't walk even two miles in the first hour and half.  Most of the birds
were within a quarter mile of a small parking space (38.915045,
-94.713558). First-of-year sightings include Indigo Buntings and House
Wrens but personally I was more shocked with Sedge Wrens, White-eyed Vireo,
and 20+ Orange-crowned Warblers.  This is easily my high count for
Orange-crowned on any checklist.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29297375

Props to Nick Varvel for recommending the location nearly 3 years ago.
Perhaps I should have listed to him earlier.

Malcolm Gold (Overland Park, Johnson County)
http://mcmdgold.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmgold/

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Subject: Birding Salina.
From: Bobby Hiebert Jr <bobbybirdman23 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:27:49 -0500
If you are or will be birding in Salina today, the YMCA trail is worth a
look.  So far:  Northern Parula, B/W Warbler, GC Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo
and a bushel of Brown Thrashers.  At least one other Warbler species
present in a possible Orange-crowned or Nashville variety.

Haven't made it to Lakewood yet as the birding here is mighty fine.
Suggest just sticking to the outside of the tree line.  That should give
the best possible views.

Happy Birding!

Bobby Hiebert, Salina.

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Subject: Re: bird photos
From: John Northrup <jdn008 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:41:26 +0000
This may be the greatest collection of bird photos I've ever seen! Wonderful, 
Sacie! 


John Northrup
Wichita
Sedgwick Co.


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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas  on behalf of 
Sacie Lambertson  

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Subject: bird photos

If you haven't seen these, you oughta.

Amazing bird photos:


http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/04/2016-audubon-photography-awards/480360/?utm_source=nl-atlantic-daily-042816 


Sacie Lambertson
nr Winchester

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Subject: Trip to Squaw Creek/Bob Brow yesterday
From: llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:39:53 +0000
Dan Moore, Ann Hartley and I traveled up to the Mound City/Forest City area 
yesterday to visit Squaw Creek NWR and Bob Brown CA to see what we could find. 
Here is the bird list which was recorded by Ann as we surveyed the area.1. 
robin2.grackle3.red winged black bird4.blue jay5.chipping sparrow6.gold 
finch7.magnolia warbler8.yellow rumped warbler9.tree swallow10.chimney 
swift11.wood duck12.great egret13.starling14.snow goose15.northern 
shoveler16.barn swallow17.northern flicker18.blue bird19.black capped 
chickadee20.double crested cormorant21.pelican22.northern rough winged 
swallow23.yellow headed blackbird24.harris's sparrow25.sora26.greater yellow 
legs27.house finch28.black necked stilt29.belted kingfisher30.blue grey gnat 
catcher31.swamp sparrow32.swainson's thrush33.mourning dove34. american 
crow35.red tailed hawk36.turkey vulture37.brown thrasher38.downy 
woodpecker39.red bellied woodpecker40.yellow warbler41.canada goose42.warbling 
vireo43.blue winged teal44.coot45.field sparrow46.gadwall47.pied billed 
grebe48.bald eagle49.cardinal50.ruby crowned kinglet51.common yellow throat52. 
great blue heron53.hooded merganser54.white crowned sparrow55.cliff 
swallow56.great tailed grackle57.mallard58.killdeer59.lincoln 
sparrow60.carolina wren61.peregrine falcon62.spotted sandpiper63.savannah 
sparrow64.american avocet65.prothonotary warbler66.pileated woodpecker67.house 
wren68.redheaded woodpecker69.ringed neck pheasant 

70.house sparrow71.brewers black bird72.brown headed cowbird73.rock dove74.lark 
sparrow75.eastern kingbird76.black crowned night heron77.lesser yellow 
legs78.pectoral sandpiper79.song sparrow80.solitary sandpiper81.eared 
grebe82.catbirds83.merlin 

Larry LadeSaint Joseph, MO


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Subject: Re: Hummer at Last
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:21:50 -0500
Great! We are STILL WAITING across the lake from you!!!!Coleen


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Subject: Hummer at Last

In my geraniums on my back porch!
East side of Tuttle Reservoir

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Subject: bird photos
From: Sacie Lambertson <sacie.lambertson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:44:44 -0500
If you haven't seen these, you oughta.

Amazing bird photos:


http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/04/2016-audubon-photography-awards/480360/?utm_source=nl-atlantic-daily-042816 


Sacie Lambertson
nr Winchester

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Subject: Correction: Lawrence Oxbow Egret
From: Molly Zahn <mollymzahn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:57:23 -0500
My earlier report of a little blue heron at the Lawrence Oxbow was
mistaken, I think. Others have been out there since our initial report and
called it a snowy egret, and after some further research I would agree. We
didn't have a scope so weren't able to see legs and bill as well as we
would have liked, but in retrospect the bill seemed all one color, whereas
LB should have had a two-tone bill. Also especially on the first visit the
bird was in pretty deep water and fairly active, with bill mostly
horizontal, not pointed down.

Molly Zahn
Lawrence

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Subject: Lawrence oxbow ibis + avocets
From: Molly Zahn <mollymzahn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:25:03 -0500
Peter and I went out to Fitch this morning. On the way out the lawrence oxbow 
had 5 great egrets, a little blue heron (dark legs and dark bill; no sign of 
yellow feet that we could see) and about 500 franklins gulls. On the way back, 
the gulls were gone but there were 3 avocets and an ibis! We assume it was a 
white-faced but we didn't have a scope. There were also a few peeps we couldn't 
ID with just bins. 


We had some good warblers at Fitch: prothonotary, Kentucky, Tennessee, 
Nashville, black and white, parula, orange crowned, Louisiana waterthrush, 
yellow-rumped. 


Molly Zahn
Lawrence

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Subject: Hummer at Last
From: Ann Feyerharm <afeysf AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:45:02 -0500
In my geraniums on my back porch!
East side of Tuttle Reservoir

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Subject: Re: FOS Western Kingbird 4/28 Wichita
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:34:00 -0700
Clarification-- I had 3 Western Kingbirds in view at Chapin Park in
Wichita on 4/28.

Steve Seibel

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Subject: Pelicans migrating near Cheney
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:27:09 -0700
PS on 4/28 a friend saw about 80 American White Pelicans soaring in a
thermal updraft, and then gliding north, near Cheney KS.

Steve Seibel

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Subject: FOS Western Kingbird 4/28 Wichita-- also Chimney Swifts becoming more abundant
From: Steve Seibel <sseibel999 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:22:08 -0700
I was at Chapin park in Wichita on the morning of  4/28 and saw the
first Western Kingbird I've seen since last year.   Also I observed on
4/27 that Chimney Swifts were markedly more abundant in Wichita than
on previous days; I saw 3 together.

Steve Seibel

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Subject: Swallowpaloosa
From: Mark Land <markeland AT KC.RR.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:44:35 -0500
Every spring I look forward to the swallows over the lake at Shawnee Mission 
Park. They fly low catching insects and picking things off the water on these 
cool days. It is so interesting to compare them in flight. 

I thought yesterday was good but today was one of those awesome mornings. I'm 
not sure where all these Tree Swallows have been but the bare tree by the boat 
ramp had over 250 in it alone. The martins chattering on the box and the 
Baltimore Orioles and Yellow-rumped chorus just added to the enjoyment. 

Five Spotted Sandpipers close by way up in the grass eating insects was 
interesting to watch as well. 


Mark Land
Overland Park

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Subject: Oak Park, Wichita
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:28 -0500
Hi Folks,

I went to Oak Park today planning to stay for a couple of hours, but I was 
there for 5. I started for my car probably 5 times to leave and I kept running 
into foraging birds. On these chilly morning, you don’t see much activity 
until late in the morning. I started at 11:00 am. There are a lot of warblers, 
about 75 percent Yellow-rumped most of the rest Orange-crowned. Today I found 
my 4th warbler species in OP, a Nashville. Other birders, saw a Common 
Yellowthroat. I looked for it but with no luck. Today was a day for Vireos. 
Suddenly overnight Red-eyed Vireos have showed up, singing all over the park, 
many nest in OP. I also saw my first Blue-headed Vireo today. 


Happy Birding,

Paul Griffin 
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Subject: Wetland birding today
From: Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:13:40 +0000
I decided to bird various wetlands today, starting at Mt. Hope marsh and 
working my way up into McPherson county, then on to Cheyenne Bottoms. I 
couldn't get anything to respond at Mt. Hope and with all the cattails it was 
difficult to see into the marsh, so I moved on to Greenfield and Patterson 
marshes in Harvey county. Not too many shorebird species, but I did have a 
Stilt Sandpiper on Patterson. The Dickcissels have moved in. I next visited the 
Little Sinkholes unit of McPherson Valley Wetland just SE of Inman in McPherson 
county, which continues to be fairly productive. 10 shorebird species were 
tallied that included 1 Marbled Godwit and 14 Willets. I also had a Cinnamon 
Teal. 52 Pelicans continue along with 48 White-faced Ibis. 

The awesomeness of Cheyenne Bottoms has been mentioned by Mike and others 
recently, and words cannot describe the overwhelming number of shorebirds there 
now. I put numbers into eBird, but I'm probably way off. Keeping track of 
things was a little difficult with a Peregrine Falcon stirring things up. It 
seemed most intent on making a meal of one of the hundreds of Hudsonian 
Godwits. The nearby flock of 37 Black-bellied Plovers didn't seem to mind as 
long as the skittish godwits kept the falcon entertained. At least 7 Dunlin 
were also present. 

Kevin GroenewegWichita

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Subject: Two bird species added today to my 2016 Missouri List
From: llade AT SBCGLOBAL.NET
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:59:56 +0000
Eastern KingbirdWhite-rumped Sandpiper
Seen around Lake Contrary, south St. Joseph, MO

Larry LadeSt. Joseph, MO

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Subject: Fish Crows
From: rosa mchenry <rosacmchenry AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:22:40 -0500
In reference to Harry’s post concerning fish crows: I have been observing a 
pair on the east end of Riverside in and near Villa Park. I observed them this 
am as they flew from 

tree to tree near the Villa park building at !0th and Bitting.

 They arrived in my area approximately  two weeks ago.
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Subject: Quivira Shorebird Survey, 27 April 2016
From: Barry Jones <barjones78 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:45:57 -0500
Yesterday's Quivira-wide Shorebird Survey produced a lot of birds. As mentioned 
in a previous post, the Wildlife Drive (especially) is phalarope-crazy. 


Black-necked Stilt - 63
American Avocet - 81
Snowy Plover - 126
Semipalmated Plover - 31
Piping Plover - 2
Killdeer - 20
Spotted Sandpiper - 9
Solitary Sandpiper - 2
Greater Yellowlegs - 30
Willet - 5
Lesser Yellowlegs - 73
Upland Sandpiper - 1
Stilt Sandpiper - 27
Baird's Sandpiper - 16
Least Sandpiper - 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 268
Long-billed Dowitcher - 41
dowitcher, sp. - 79
Wilson's Phalarope - 4,321
peep, sp. - 192
Species:  18
Birds:  5,390

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Subject: Re: Hooded Oriole
From: Carla Trecek <cartreck AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:26:19 +0000
A HUGE THANKS, indeed, to the Boyles for letting us camp on their porch nearly 
TWO hours till we got to see the hooded oriole! We had a great time with fellow 
birders! 

Carla Trecek, Manhattan



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Date: 04/27/2016 9:50 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Hooded Oriole

I concur! Coleen BrownManhattan


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Date: 04/27/2016  9:33 PM  (GMT-06:00)
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Hooded Oriole

Great picture!  Thanks for sharing and to the kindness of the Boyle's for
sharing!!!
On Apr 27, 2016 9:25 PM, "Lowell Johnson"  wrote:

> For those of you that are interested, I have posted a photo of the male
> Hooded Oriole that was visiting the sugar water feeder at the Boyle's
> residence today.  They deserve a vote of thanks for opening up their home
> for viewing the bird.  My site is as follows:
>
> 
>
>
> Great birding to all!
>
> Lowell Johnson
>
> Manhattan KS
>
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Subject: Hummers
From: Michael Harding <michael.d.harding.ks AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:28:44 -0500
I got my first male ruby throated just a few minutes ago.
Mike Harding
Mayetta Ks

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Subject: Leawood Warblers
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:30:00 -0500
I was very fortunate to spend the morning and afternoon birding, as any day
outside is good but many days during spring migration are awesome.  I
started out at Tomahawk Park in Leawood with many first of year birds. The
highlights were singing Golden-Winged Warbler and Chestnut-Sided Warbler.
Full list of species in the link below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29236883

In the afternoon Micky Louis and I enjoyed Alice Boyle's invitation and
observed the Hooded Oriole in Manhatten with Carla and Coleen Trecek, Dan
Hoobler, and apologetically another couple whom I did not introduce myself
to.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmgold/26594523822/in/photostream/

Sorry for the late post, but it twas a nice day birding with friends,

Malcolm Gold (Overland Park, Kansas)
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Subject: Palm Warbler at Wilderness Wetlands in Overland Park
From: jandlbosnak AT KC.RR.COM
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:31:02 +0000
Wednesday morning 4/27/2016 about 9:30 am we saw a Palm Warbler in breeding 
plumage along the trail to the Wilderness Wetlands at 167th and Nall in 
Overland Park. The warbler was on the ground in the wooded area just west of 
the trail that begins at 167th St, about half way along the wooded area that 
runs north-south. We posted a picture that we took of the warbler on Flickr at 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ksjboz/with/26658297606/. 


We also saw our FOS Indigo Bunting and heard a Baltimore Oriole and Louisiana 
Waterthrush, and saw several Great Blue Herons, Blue-winged Teal, and Canada 
Geese with goslings. We didn't see the Green Heron that was there Monday, and 
the heavy rains last night apparently drove off the Greater and Lesser 
Yellowlegs and Killdeer that have been there recently. 


John and Laura Bosnak
Overland Park, Ks

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Subject: Re: Hooded Oriole
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:50:22 -0500
I concur! Coleen BrownManhattan


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From: Carolyn Schwab 
Date: 04/27/2016  9:33 PM  (GMT-06:00)
To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Hooded Oriole

Great picture!  Thanks for sharing and to the kindness of the Boyle's for
sharing!!!
On Apr 27, 2016 9:25 PM, "Lowell Johnson"  wrote:

> For those of you that are interested, I have posted a photo of the male
> Hooded Oriole that was visiting the sugar water feeder at the Boyle's
> residence today.  They deserve a vote of thanks for opening up their home
> for viewing the bird.  My site is as follows:
>
> 
>
>
> Great birding to all!
>
> Lowell Johnson
>
> Manhattan KS
>
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