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20 Mar martins ["Marsh, Scott" ]
20 Mar Re: Spring KOS meeting [STEVE & TERESA GRAHAM ]
19 Mar FW: Schochoh, Logan Co., weekend list, with fixed links []
19 Mar Schochoh, Logan Co., weekend list []
19 Mar Re: Spring KOS meeting ["S K" ]
19 Mar Re: Black Scoters [David Svetich ]
19 Mar RPT: Seven woodpecker day on my farm ... []
19 Mar Black Scoters [Tommy Quarles ]
16 Mar Hend. Co.: Sloughs WMA, Sauerheber Unit [Charles Crawford ]
15 Mar Hend. Co.: Sloughs WMA, Sauerheber Unit [Charles Crawford ]
17 Mar Lexington Scoters [David Svetich ]
16 Mar Watch "The Trashmen - Surfin Bird - Bird Is The Word Original Video - Peter Griffin Favorite!" on YouTube ["cbirding AT aol.com" ]
17 Mar eBird Report - Mammoth Cave NP (Edmonson/Hart Co.), Mar 17, 2017 ["sk" ]
18 Mar More Replies To "What Is A Bird?" ["Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" ]
17 Mar Purple Finch [Karon Broadbent ]
18 Mar Hend. Co.: Sloughs WMA, Sauerheber Unit [Charles Crawford ]
15 Mar FW: eBird Report - Mammoth Cave NP (Edmonson/Hart Co.), Mar 15, 2017 ["sk" ]
16 Mar Lexington Scoters [David Svetich ]
17 Mar What Is A Bird? ["Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" ]
16 Mar BKY: New Arrivals at Hays Kennedy Park [P & J BELL ]
18 Mar Long Creek (LBL) - FOS Louisiana Waterthrush [Joshua Powell ]
18 Mar What is a bird? ["" ]
18 Mar Re: Last Call For What Is A Bird? [David Conatser ]
17 Mar Pileated ["" ]
19 Mar Last Call For What Is A Bird? ["Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" ]
18 Mar Re: What is a bird? [David Conatser ]
18 Mar Thank You ["Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" ]
14 Mar Not birds, but you might like to know - Paul Simon and E.O. Wilson team up to save the earth.... ["Ce Ci" ]
18 Mar Spring KOS meeting ["sk" ]
17 Mar What Is A Bird? ["Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" ]
8 Mar Union Co.: Sloughs WMA, Highland Creek Unit [Charles Crawford ]
9 Mar Hummingbirds ["Williams, Brandon" ]
8 Mar Hend. Co.: Sloughs WMA, Sauerheber Unit [Charles Crawford ]
8 Mar ID help [Mark Tower ]
8 Mar Rpt. Sandhills [David Lang ]
11 Mar No Subject ["Robert Chadwick" ]
11 Mar Rpt: Spindletop [David Lang ]
7 Mar No Bird RPT: New Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America ["Rob Lane" ]
10 Mar Beckham Bird Club Saturday 3-11 trip to Goose Pond RESCHEDULED [andrew melnykovych ]
9 Mar Re: ID help [Eileen Wicker ]
7 Mar Thank You ["Williams, Brandon" ]
8 Mar FOS [Terry Anderson ]
11 Mar Mourning Dove nest in the snow ["Stephen (Steve) Tyson" ]
9 Mar Hend. Co.: Green River State Forest [Charles Crawford ]
8 Mar Talk on eBird data & data use by Brian Sullivan & Mark Reynolds [Roseanna Denton ]
10 Mar Postponed: BBC Field Trip to Goose Pond FWA ["mikesindahouse ." ]
10 Mar Re: ID help [Mark Tower ]
26 Feb Brown Thrashers [Melissa Easley ]
26 Feb Schochoh, Logan Co., weekend list []
26 Feb Re: no cranes at Cecilia, KY []
25 Feb Meadowlarks, etc. ["Joan Carr" ]
26 Feb Camp Catalpa, Lake Reba & Miller Welch Central Kentucky WMA [David Lang ]
25 Feb Hend. Co.: WHOOPING CRANES, Western Henderson County Wandering [Charles Crawford ]
25 Feb Beckham Bird Club Annual Dinner [csbesse ]
25 Feb no cranes at Cecilia, KY ["sk" ]
24 Feb Second hand Purple Finch report. [Lyneart ]
24 Feb Beckham Bird Club field trip tomorrow [andrew melnykovych ]
24 Feb KOS Spring Weekend [P & J BELL ]
23 Feb FW: Instructor for Bird watching ["Ritchison, Gary" ]
23 Feb Article re: Wisdom, oldest known albatross, with new chick ["Ce Ci" ]
22 Feb Re: pine warbler calloway county [michael autin ]
22 Feb Re: pine warbler calloway county [Benjamyn Limle ]
23 Feb pine warbler calloway county ["Aviva Yasgur" ]
23 Feb Cardinal Picture ["Williams, Brandon" ]
23 Feb Hummingbirds ["Williams, Brandon" ]
22 Feb February Tree Swallow at Schochoh []
21 Feb cranes on the move - Hart Co ["sk" ]
21 Feb Re: Sandhill Cranes, Louisville (River Rd) [Mary Yandell ]
21 Feb Sandhill Cranes, Louisville (River Rd) [Brian Davis ]
21 Feb February Big Day run, 2/17/2017 []
20 Feb short-eared owls and harrier - Grayson Co rpt. ["sk" ]
19 Feb Schochoh, Logan Co., weekend list []
19 Feb Sloughs WMA ["" ]
19 Feb Comment on Brown-headed Nuhatches at Marshall County nesting site []
19 Feb Robins in the morning ["Karen Bonsell" ]
18 Feb Rock Wren near Evansville? [David Svetich ]

Subject: martins
From: "Marsh, Scott" <smarsh AT clayingels.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:23:20 +0000
I have not seen a report, mine should be here tomorrow...hope they got the memo

Scott
Lexington

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Subject: Re: Spring KOS meeting
From: STEVE & TERESA GRAHAM <tfgraham AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:12:26 +0000 (UTC)
Quilt weekend. Only one room left.
Teresa
 

    On Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:57 PM, S K  wrote:
 

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{}#yiv7902435201 I just made our room reservations for the KOS weekend, and 
they’re almost out of rooms in our block specifically and in the park in 
general. I think she said they had 3 rooms left and a few cabins in the 
park.There are plenty of motels in the area…check the following sites for 
lists and reviews: 
 https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g39443-Gilbertsville_Kentucky-Hotels.html 
 https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g39248-Calvert_City_Kentucky-Hotels.html 
   Steve  From: birdky-bounce AT freelists.org 
[mailto:birdky-bounce AT freelists.org] On Behalf Of sk 

Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:43 PM
To: birdky AT freelists.org
Subject: [birdky] Spring KOS meeting  The spring KOS meeting is coming 
up…April 28th – 30th at KY Dam Village State Park. The reason you need to 
pay attention NOW, is that our block of rooms is only being held until March 
28th. The park will release them after that. This is a very popular state park, 
so if you are interested in staying there, it would be a good idea to get a 
room before March 28th. Tell them you’re with KOS to get our group rate.For 
those of you who have not attended a KOS meeting, please come! The meeting is 
open to guests and nonmembers, and we have bird walks for families and 
beginners, and even a few pairs of binoculars to lend. We have a very enjoyable 
couple of days birding, hearing great speakers, and enjoying the company of 
other nature lovers. For a detailed flyer of the meeting schedule and events, 
go to http://birdky.org/index.html and click the link at the bottom of the 
page.  Spring’s coming, time to get outside.  Steve KistlerHart Co, KY   

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Subject: FW: Schochoh, Logan Co., weekend list, with fixed links
From: <tyson9152 AT hughes.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:45:46 -0500
Okay, I couldn’t have messed up those Flickr links any more if I’d have 
tried! These should point to the right places...sorry! 

Stephen Tyson, Schochoh, Logan Co.
Dark-eyed Junco 
Field 
Swamp 
Song
White-throated  
White-crowned 
Savannah


 From: tyson9152 AT hughes.net
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:29 PM
To: birdky AT freelists.org
Subject: Schochoh, Logan Co., weekend list

We counted 46 species on this lovely weekend.  That's 3 more than our previous 
high count for the comparable weekend in March.  Early yesterday, a Swamp 
Sparrow sat and preened while I took lots of photos, then shortly after that 
our FOS Savannah Sparrow also posed for photos.  By that time I'd already 
counted 8 "sparrow" species, so I went on a campaign to get a photo of each.  
I ended with 7 of the 8; missing only the Chipping.  Most of the photos aren't 
great, but I was going for quantity, not quality:-).  Flickr links follow. 

Other highlights included the first Red-headed Woodpecker in many weeks, a 
Merlin fly-over, a speeding flock of around dozen Cedar Waxwings, and two good 
looks at Yellow-rumped Warblers.  

Brown Thrashers were singing everywhere at once, but the Towhees were missing 
this week. 

Dark-eyed Junco, Savannah,  Field, Swamp, Song, White-throated, White-crowned
Stephen Tyson, Schochoh, Logan Co.
Species:
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Cedar Waxwing
Carolina Chickadee
Tree Swallow
Carolina Wren
White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Eastern Meadowlark
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Savannah Sparrow (FOS)
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Subject: Schochoh, Logan Co., weekend list
From: <tyson9152 AT hughes.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:29:39 -0500
We counted 46 species on this lovely weekend. That's 3 more than our previous 
high count for the comparable weekend in March. Early yesterday, a Swamp 
Sparrow sat and preened while I took lots of photos, then shortly after that 
our FOS Savannah Sparrow also posed for photos. By that time I'd already 
counted 8 "sparrow" species, so I went on a campaign to get a photo of each. I 
ended with 7 of the 8; missing only the Chipping. Most of the photos aren't 
great, but I was going for quantity, not quality:-). Flickr links follow. 

Other highlights included the first Red-headed Woodpecker in many weeks, a 
Merlin fly-over, a speeding flock of around dozen Cedar Waxwings, and two good 
looks at Yellow-rumped Warblers. 

Brown Thrashers were singing everywhere at once, but the Towhees were missing 
this week. 

Dark-eyed Junco, Savannah,  Field, Swamp, Song, White-throated, White-crowned
Stephen Tyson, Schochoh, Logan Co.
Species:
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Cedar Waxwing
Carolina Chickadee
Tree Swallow
Carolina Wren
White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Eastern Meadowlark
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Savannah Sparrow (FOS)
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Subject: Re: Spring KOS meeting
From: "S K" <kistlers AT scrtc.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:56:56 -0500
I just made our room reservations for the KOS weekend, and they're almost
out of rooms in our block specifically and in the park in general. I think
she said they had 3 rooms left and a few cabins in the park.

There are plenty of motels in the area.check the following sites for lists
and reviews:

 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g39443-Gilbertsville_Kentucky-Hotels.html

 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g39248-Calvert_City_Kentucky-Hotels.html

 

 

Steve

 

From: birdky-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:birdky-bounce AT freelists.org] On
Behalf Of sk
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:43 PM
To: birdky AT freelists.org
Subject: [birdky] Spring KOS meeting

 

The spring KOS meeting is coming up.April 28th - 30th at KY Dam Village
State Park. The reason you need to pay attention NOW, is that our block of
rooms is only being held until March 28th. The park will release them after
that. This is a very popular state park, so if you are interested in staying
there, it would be a good idea to get a room before March 28th. Tell them
you're with KOS to get our group rate.

For those of you who have not attended a KOS meeting, please come! The
meeting is open to guests and nonmembers, and we have bird walks for
families and beginners, and even a few pairs of binoculars to lend. We have
a very enjoyable couple of days birding, hearing great speakers, and
enjoying the company of other nature lovers. For a detailed flyer of the
meeting schedule and events, go to http://birdky.org/index.html and click
the link at the bottom of the page.

 

Spring's coming, time to get outside.

 

Steve Kistler

Hart Co, KY

 


 
 

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Subject: Re: Black Scoters
From: David Svetich <svetich813 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:52:41 -0400
3 common loons at Ellerslie and Red-breasted Merganser at Jacobson. 2
eagles, Sharp-shinned as well.
Dave Svetich Lexington

On Mar 19, 2017 10:42, "Tommy Quarles"  wrote:

> 3 Black Scoters still at the Lexington Causeway.
>
> Tommy Quarles
> Franklin County
>
Subject: RPT: Seven woodpecker day on my farm ...
From: <brainard AT mindspring.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:50:53 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Yesterday, for the first time in a number of years, I swept the 7 woodpeckers 
on my farm. Red-headed is typically the species I miss, but one seems to have 
taken up residence in our older woods. I guess one of the tiniest of tiny 
positives to the arrival of the emerald ash borer will maybe be that I'll at 
least have Red-headeds around for several years as the few thousand White ash 
on our farm die. 


bpb, Louisville
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Subject: Black Scoters
From: Tommy Quarles <tommyrquarles AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:42:30 -0400
3 Black Scoters still at the Lexington Causeway.

Tommy Quarles
Franklin County
Subject: Hend. Co.: Sloughs WMA, Sauerheber Unit
From: Charles Crawford <cr4d AT twc.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:23:34 -0500
Concentrated on Hardy Slough and Shorebird Unit only.

Cold again: 18º rising to 31º, clear, calm. Lots of ice.

Shorebird Unit was productive when approached from KY268 via the Wood Tract 
east levee. 



Highlights:
1 Long-billed Dowitcher
15 Pectoral Sandpipers
7 Wilson’s Snipe
4 Greater Yellowlegs
20 Lesser Yellowlegs
60 Rusty Blackbirds



KY Sloughs WMA - Sauerheber Unit, Henderson, Kentucky, US
Mar 16, 2017 7:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
54 species

Canada Goose  16
Wood Duck  1
Gadwall  50
American Wigeon  12
Mallard  60
Blue-winged Teal  40
Northern Shoveler  30
Northern Pintail  11     JPG
Green-winged Teal  300
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Great Blue Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  5
Northern Harrier  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  4     2 ad. (including 1 on Hardy Slough nest) & 2 imm.
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Coot  60     JPG
Killdeer  5
Pectoral Sandpiper  15
Long-billed Dowitcher  1     JPGs
Wilson's Snipe  7     JPG
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  20
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  5
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  15
Tree Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  1
European Starling  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
White-crowned Sparrow  15
White-throated Sparrow  20
Song Sparrow  10
Swamp Sparrow  20
Northern Cardinal  12
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Rusty Blackbird  60     JPG
Common Grackle  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35215286 
 


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


Charlie
Henderson Co.

Subject: Hend. Co.: Sloughs WMA, Sauerheber Unit
From: Charles Crawford <cr4d AT twc.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:33:11 -0500
Finally the Sauerheber Unit is open after being closed since November 1st.

One of the coldest opening days I can remember. Clear skies, 20º rising to 
30º, NW breezes. Apparently light snow flurries in areas of the Sloughs last 
night left a dusting here and there on the ground. No frost. 


Gentle Pond area was not visited. It was closed due to Waterfowl Research!! I 
had hoped to check on the Bald Eagle nest there, but I guess that will have to 
wait. 



Wood Tract north frozen over, most of Hardy Slough & Pond Creek Marsh frozen, 
Shorebird Unit frozen. 


Highlights:
10 Bald Eagles including 2 on nests
Blue-winged Teal
Am. Coots
Possible Krider’s Red-tailed Hawk (JPG with eBird entry)
20 Lesser Yellowlegs
5 Tree Swallows zipping around low at Hardy Slough




KY Sloughs WMA - Sauerheber Unit, Henderson, Kentucky, US
Mar 15, 2017 7:35 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
45 species

Canada Goose  12
Wood Duck  6
Gadwall  50
American Wigeon  10
Mallard  45
Blue-winged Teal  10
Green-winged Teal  200
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Bald Eagle 10 1 ad. on Hardy Slough nest (JPG), 1 ad. on Anderson Pond nest 
(JPG), 5 imm. at extreme west end of Pond Creek Marsh (JPG), & 2 more imm. & 1 
more ad. 

Red-tailed Hawk  6     possible Krider's JPG
American Coot  60     at Hardy Slough, JPG of some
Killdeer  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  20     JPG at Pond Creek Marsh sandspit
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  12
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  15
Tree Swallow  5     at Hardy Slough
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
American Tree Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  5
White-crowned Sparrow  15
White-throated Sparrow  25
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  9
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Rusty Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35197390 
 


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


Charlie
Henderson Co.

Subject: Lexington Scoters
From: David Svetich <svetich813 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:45:07 -0400
3 Black Scoters continuing in reservoir 2 off the Causeway.
Subject: Watch "The Trashmen - Surfin Bird - Bird Is The Word Original Video - Peter Griffin Favorite!" on YouTube
From: "cbirding AT aol.com" <dmarc-noreply@freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cbirding" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:32:57 -0400
https://youtu.be/aPrtFxd9u9Y
Subject: eBird Report - Mammoth Cave NP (Edmonson/Hart Co.), Mar 17, 2017
From: "sk" <kistlers AT scrtc.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:45:47 -0500
Birds were quiet on a drizzly morning. FOS great egret flyover provided the 
only excitement. 


Steve Kistler
Hart Co, KY


Mammoth Cave NP (Edmonson/Hart Co.), Edmonson, Kentucky, US Mar 17, 2017 8:15 
AM - 9:45 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Steve Kistler and two Mammoth Cave NP visitors from North Carolina. 
Light drizzle and cool, temps in the 40s. Birding around the visitor center 
clearing and heritage trail. 

19 species

Great Egret  1     Flyover. One bird heading northwest.
Turkey Vulture  7
Mourning Dove  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  6
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  20
European Starling  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Chipping Sparrow  6
Dark-eyed Junco  30
Northern Cardinal  3
Common Grackle  30

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35243981

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Subject: More Replies To "What Is A Bird?"
From: "Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" <bwilliams0401 AT kctcs.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:03:35 +0000
Good Afternoon,

I would like ALL people to reply to my email that I sent out earlier!

If you have mis-placed or did not receive the email please reply to this 
message and, I will send it out again. 


Thanks,

Brandon
Subject: Purple Finch
From: Karon Broadbent <kebroad AT att.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:29:25 +0000 (UTC)
 There were 6 purple finch at my feeder today.  Have not seen any here in a 
numberof years. 

K. BroadbentCanton, Trigg County
Subject: Hend. Co.: Sloughs WMA, Sauerheber Unit
From: Charles Crawford <cr4d AT twc.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:50:27 -0500
Gentle Pond area open. I spent over 2 hours there.
Next onto Pond Creek Marsh, then walked the east levee of Wood Tract South to 
the Shorebird Unit. 



Highlights:
1 Bald Eagle on the BIG nest at Gentle Pond.
4 Long-billed Dowitchers
3 Bufflehead
Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpipers
FOS Barn Swallow
Chipping Sparrow


Bald Eagle nests: 4 in the Sloughs WMA, 3 are at Sauerheber and 1 at Jenny Hole 
area. In addition one at Audubon Wetlands portion of John James Audubon State 
Park. 



Temp. in the 40s, clear and a brisk wind out of the NW.

KY Sloughs WMA - Sauerheber Unit, Henderson, Kentucky, US
Mar 18, 2017 7:20 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
56 species

Canada Goose  16
Wood Duck  4
Gadwall  26
American Wigeon  8
Mallard  200
Blue-winged Teal  150
Northern Shoveler  200
Green-winged Teal  300
Bufflehead  3
Hooded Merganser  2
Wild Turkey  2
Great Blue Heron  5
Turkey Vulture  6
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle 6 1 ad. on Gentle Pond nest (JPG), 1 ad. on Anderson Pond nest with 
1 ad. nearby, 3 imm. 

Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Coot  X
Killdeer  7
Pectoral Sandpiper  5
Long-billed Dowitcher  4     continues at Shorebird Unit. JPG
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  9
Mourning Dove  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2     JPG
Downy Woodpecker  7
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  4
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  1     with Tree Swallow. Long forked tail.
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown Creeper  1     JPG
Winter Wren  1
American Robin  1
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  6
Chipping Sparrow  1     JPG. With White-crowned Sparrows
Field Sparrow  4
Fox Sparrow  4
White-crowned Sparrow  20
White-throated Sparrow  18
Song Sparrow  4
Swamp Sparrow  18
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  30
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Rusty Blackbird  25
Common Grackle  X
American Goldfinch  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35257273 
 


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Charlie
Henderson Co.

Subject: FW: eBird Report - Mammoth Cave NP (Edmonson/Hart Co.), Mar 15, 2017
From: "sk" <kistlers AT scrtc.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:04:02 -0500
First spring bird hike at Mammoth today...it was cold, but birds were active. A 
great day to be outside. Nothing unusual, but it was a joy to see a few more 
chipping sparrows and hear one in song. 

After walking 2.5 miles with plenty of elevation change, our two park visitors 
shared that they had both just turned 85!! 


Come see us,
Steve Kistler
Hart Co. KY


Mammoth Cave NP (Edmonson/Hart Co.), Edmonson, Kentucky, US Mar 15, 2017 8:15 
AM - 11:15 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Steve Kistler plus 2 Mammoth Cave NP visitors, joined by Sandy Moss. 
Visitor center clearing and Cedar Sink Trail. Sunny and cold, temps in the 20s 
and 30s. 


24 species

Turkey Vulture  8
Mourning Dove  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  8
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  15
European Starling  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Chipping Sparrow  6     One singing
Dark-eyed Junco  20
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  4
American Goldfinch  1

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Subject: Lexington Scoters
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Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:55:15 -0400
1 male and 2 females Black Scoters are still present at the Causeway,
reservoir, in Lexington this morning.
Subject: What Is A Bird?
From: "Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" <bwilliams0401 AT kctcs.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:34:35 +0000
I would like ALL people subscribed to this listserv to answer this question 
with their own reasoning. 


Formulate a thoughtful answer to the question "What is a bird?"



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Subject: BKY: New Arrivals at Hays Kennedy Park
From: P & J BELL <patjanebell AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:40:50 +0000 (UTC)
 Four Wilson's Snipe and one very cold looking Lesser Yellowlegs were found 
this morning in Hays Kennedy Park. Although ice had formed along the waterways 
the birds were still finding food right at the edge of the water. 

The Bald Eagle was on the nest and there were several species of ducks at the 
spots along River Road that we visited. 

Good birding,Pat BellJane BellLouisville
Subject: Long Creek (LBL) - FOS Louisiana Waterthrush
From: Joshua Powell <joshuarpowell AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:20:25 -0500
I had my first Louisiana Waterthrush of the season at Long Creek in the
Land Between the Lakes.  I added some pictures in the eBird list.

Land Between the Lakes (KY)--Long Creek, Trigg, Kentucky, US
Mar 18, 2017 9:19 AM - 11:21 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
37 species

Canada Goose  2
Mallard  2
Ring-necked Duck  73
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  18
Great Blue Heron  7
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  4
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  9
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  7
American Robin  3
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2
Chipping Sparrow  3
Fox Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  2
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  11
Red-winged Blackbird  1
American Goldfinch  3

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Josh Powell
Benton, KY
Subject: What is a bird?
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Hylaspet10" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:28:53 -0400
A bird is a homeothermic (warm-blooded) vertebrate in the  Class Aves.
The Class Aves is characterized by having feathers, scaled  legs and feet. 
The mouth is modified into a beak and is toothless. The  fore appendages are 
modified into wings. The heart is four  chambered. They are egg layers. 
They are evolved from  reptiles.
Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
       Class Aves
Doris Westerman
Jessamine County
Subject: Re: Last Call For What Is A Bird?
From: David Conatser <davidconatser AT mac.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:02:04 -0500
What is the purpose of the question, and why are you uncommonly persistent in 
eliciting responses? 


It seems unlikely that you are seeking either scientific or literary definition 
or elucidation. 


What are you a student of? (I know, I know, but the other way seems pompous and 
pedantic.) 


This is a casual list that generally eschews chivvying.   

David





On Mar 18, 2017, at 8:47 PM, Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student) 
 wrote: 


Thank you to all the people that have replied to my initial thread... "what is 
a bird?" 


But, I feel their are still people who haven't replied! If you have not... I 
look forward to your response! 



Brandon

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Subject: Pileated
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jeswindell" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:25:12 -0400
We have had a female Pileated coming to suet feeder every morning for several 
weeks. It is like she is on a tight schedule. Today a pair was exploring a 
treeline on the north side of our property. Mostly locust but some hackberry 
also. Looked like the male was starting to peck out s nest. Hope so. Last 
spring we saw the female daily but never saw a male all year. 


John Swindells 
Nelson County
Subject: Last Call For What Is A Bird?
From: "Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" <bwilliams0401 AT kctcs.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:47:10 +0000
Thank you to all the people that have replied to my initial thread... "what is 
a bird?" 


But, I feel their are still people who haven't replied! If you have not... I 
look forward to your response! 



Brandon
Subject: Re: What is a bird?
From: David Conatser <davidconatser AT mac.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:58:16 -0500
http://tinyurl.com/mzcxatk

The bird is the word.

David Conatser
Muhlenberg County

Sorry.    You shouldn’t tempt old men with threads like this.

And for non-partisan political comment, there is the perennial 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8-BI89mb9A 
 


The boys are getting old.  


On Mar 18, 2017, at 12:28 PM, Redacted sender "Hylaspet10" for DMARC 
 wrote: 


A bird is a homeothermic (warm-blooded) vertebrate in the Class Aves.
The Class Aves is characterized by having feathers, scaled legs and feet. The 
mouth is modified into a beak and is toothless. The fore appendages are 
modified into wings. The heart is four chambered. They are egg layers. They are 
evolved from reptiles. 

Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
       Class Aves
Doris Westerman
Jessamine County
Subject: Thank You
From: "Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" <bwilliams0401 AT kctcs.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:06:25 +0000
Thank you to all the people that have replied to my initial thread... "what is 
a bird?" 


But, I feel their are still people who haven't replied! If you have not... I 
look forward to your response! 



Brandon
Subject: Not birds, but you might like to know - Paul Simon and E.O. Wilson team up to save the earth....
From: "Ce Ci" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "thefarsidefarm" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:48:57 +0000 (UTC)

 This info extracted from Huffington Post with news re Paul Simon and the 
"father of biodiversity" E.O. Wilson, including Wilson's book "Half-Earth 
Project, fyi. 

Ceci MitchellThe Far Side FarmFranklin County KY


Paul Simon’s Summer Tour To Benefit E.O. Wilson’s Biodiversity Project

Just last year, the 75-year-old musician hinted at retirement.
By Chris D’AngeloWASHINGTON — Less than a year after suggesting he may 
be finished as a musician, Paul Simon has announced a 17-city tour that will 
benefit planet Earth.The U.S. summer tour is expected to raise millions for 
former Harvard University professor and revered conservationist Edward O. 
Wilson’s Half-Earth Project, a global initiative aimed at saving the natural 
world by setting aside half for conservation, according to Mongabay.The 
75-year-old musician told the nonprofit environmental news site that Wilson’s 
2016 book, titled “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight For Life,” 
“ignited” his imagination and left him wondering what he could do to 
help. Simon decided to do what he does best — what he’s been doing for six 
decades: perform. “[I]f I do a tour, I can keep singing, I can keep my 
skills up. I can keep my band together. And I can give all the profits to 
Ed,” Simon told Mongabay. “And that will make me feel that I am making a 
greater contribution than putting more money in my pocket, which I don’t 
need, or becoming more famous, which I really don’t need.”The tour kicks 
off June 1 in St. Augustine, Florida and wraps up June 28 in Denver. Proceeds 
will be donated to the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, with the funds 
possibly being used to protect ecosystems in the U.S. southeast, Mongabay 
reports. Widely known as the “father of biodiversity,” Wilson is a 
two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and considered the world’s leading 
myrmecologist, or ant expert. He has spent much of his life advocating for 
protecting the planet and the species that call it home.Late last year, in a 
book review published by The New York Times, Simon hailed Wilson and his 
Half-Earth concept. “The point of no return is fast approaching,” Simon 
wrote. “Questions of human rights, racism, democracy versus tyranny and 
sexism are just that: human rights. But there will be no rights, or humans, if 
we do not preserve and conserve a habitable planet. Still, Wilson is an 
optimist and believes we can preserve our jewel-like planet if we do the job we 
must do. ‘Half-Earth’ is compulsory reading if we care about the lives of 
our children, our children’s children and all of the species alive today. A 
paradise!”Asked by Mongabay what he hopes to accomplish with his upcoming 
tour, Simon said: “The Half-Earth thinking and the name of Edward Wilson will 
be more familiar at the very least because of this, and that will accomplish 
who knows what. Hopefully something significant. It can’t be insignificant. 
It will be something. It makes sense to me. It gives me added incentive to go 
out and perform again. …I mean, look at Ed. At 87, he’s remarkable. And 
we’re so fortunate that he’s doing this.” 

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Subject: Spring KOS meeting
From: "sk" <kistlers AT scrtc.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:42:44 -0500
The spring KOS meeting is coming up.April 28th - 30th at KY Dam Village
State Park. The reason you need to pay attention NOW, is that our block of
rooms is only being held until March 28th. The park will release them after
that. This is a very popular state park, so if you are interested in staying
there, it would be a good idea to get a room before March 28th. Tell them
you're with KOS to get our group rate.

For those of you who have not attended a KOS meeting, please come! The
meeting is open to guests and nonmembers, and we have bird walks for
families and beginners, and even a few pairs of binoculars to lend. We have
a very enjoyable couple of days birding, hearing great speakers, and
enjoying the company of other nature lovers. For a detailed flyer of the
meeting schedule and events, go to http://birdky.org/index.html and click
the link at the bottom of the page.

 

Spring's coming, time to get outside.

 

Steve Kistler

Hart Co, KY



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Subject: What Is A Bird?
From: "Williams, Brandon R (West Kentucky Student)" <bwilliams0401 AT kctcs.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:36:01 +0000
I would like ALL people subscribed to this listserv to answer this question 
with their own reasoning. 


Formulate a thoughtful answer to the question "What is a bird?"

Brandon
Subject: Union Co.: Sloughs WMA, Highland Creek Unit
From: Charles Crawford <cr4d AT twc.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 14:01:14 -0600
Highlight:
FOS Fish Crows

Ohio River is up, and so Highland Creek is up and some of the water is into the 
Highland Creek Unit, so my venture there was cut short. 




KY Sloughs WMA - Highland Creek East, Union, Kentucky, US
Mar 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
22 species

Wood Duck  15
Great Blue Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Bald Eagle  1     imm.
Red-shouldered Hawk  4
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Fish Crow  3     FOS, ID by calls
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  11
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
American Tree Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  5
White-throated Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  X
Common Grackle  1
American Goldfinch  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35045672 
 


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Charlie
Henderson Co.

Subject: Hummingbirds
From: "Williams, Brandon" <brandonwilliams2016 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 04:18:29 +0000
Good Afternoon;

I decided to put, my bird feeder out Monday. I am please to say that I have had 
some results. 


Ruby-throated hummingbird
Red-bellied woodpecker
Common black birds
Red/Blue Cardinals


Thanks,

Brandon- Smithland
Subject: Hend. Co.: Sloughs WMA, Sauerheber Unit
From: Charles Crawford <cr4d AT twc.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:59:18 -0600
Highlights:
Black Duck
Bufflehead


KY Sloughs WMA - Sauerheber Winter Drive along 268, Henderson, Kentucky, US
Mar 8, 2017 7:40 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
24 species

Canada Goose  6
American Wigeon  X
American Black Duck  1
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Bufflehead  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  3     2 ad. & 1 imm.
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Common Grackle  X

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Charlie
Henderson Co.

Subject: ID help
From: Mark Tower <markdt7 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:24:42 +0000
Yesterday, in between showers at my place, I caught a glimpse of a bird flying 
above the trees for about 10 seconds before it passed below the tree line. 
Striking features included relatively long, angular wings, intermittent deep 
wing beats, a somewhat erratic, yet graceful fight path. If this were August, 
I'd have no problem calling the bird a nighthawk. Flew nothing like a falcon. 
With poor lighting (and no binoculars!), I can't say anything about color or 
pattern. I could be sold on it being a gull, but I live nowhere near water (in 
fact, in my year and a half here, I've not so much as a single duck for the 
yard list). 



Any ideas of what I was looking at?


Mark Tower

outskirts of Lexington
Subject: Rpt. Sandhills
From: David Lang <de_lang AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 05:29:15 -0600
Last night had about 20 Sandhills Cranes at JC Jones sink hole ponds. Still 
there near dusk. 


Jeff Sole
Hart County

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Subject: No Subject
From: "Robert Chadwick" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "rhchad01" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:04:13 +0000 (UTC)
Hello,
Three Lesser Scaup at Salato in Frankfort.
Rob ChadwickFranklin County
Subject: Rpt: Spindletop
From: David Lang <de_lang AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:07:02 +0000 (UTC)
It was a cold morning for our Spindletop (Fayette Co.) walk this morning. Had 
32 species for the morning including three "horned" birds, Horned Lark, Horned 
Grebe & Great Horned Owl. Also finally had a good number of Savannah Sparrows 
which I had not seen many of this year. 

David LangScott County 



Spindletop Research Farm, Fayette, Kentucky, US
Mar 11, 2017 8:34 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Ruth Simmons, David Lang, Mark Tower, Charles Tremoulet, Nancy 
Braun, Teresa Noel 

33 species

Canada Goose  6
Gadwall  2
Ring-necked Duck  13
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Horned Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Killdeer  12
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  18
Mourning Dove  5
Great Horned Owl  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Blue Jay  6
Horned Lark  2
Tree Swallow  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  4
American Robin  140
European Starling  120
White-crowned Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  11
Song Sparrow  16
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  80
Eastern Meadowlark  30
Common Grackle  15
Brown-headed Cowbird  11
House Finch  4
House Sparrow  4

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Subject: No Bird RPT: New Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America
From: "Rob Lane" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "shrikeguy" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 10:40:43 -0500
Saw a quick mention of this new book in another email. Looks pretty 
interesting. 


As someone who is primarily an aural birder, birding by ear, I'm curious to see 
how people that are not musically trained like or don't like it. 


I always thought the one thing the Golden Guides did well was to include the 
spectrographs of bird calls and song. 


It will be interesting to hear.....(pardon the pun) the feedback about this 
book!! :) 


Good Birding
Rob Lane
Louisville KY


Regards,
Rob Lane
Subject: Beckham Bird Club Saturday 3-11 trip to Goose Pond RESCHEDULED
From: andrew melnykovych <estiles74 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:35:59 -0500
Due to inclement weather, the Beckhan Bird Club field trip to Goose Pond in
Indiana has been RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 18.

Here's the info from trip leader Mike Callan:

Due to low temperatures expected tomorrow I have moved the trip to March
18th and changed the duration to 10AM-4PM ET with a break for lunch.

Birding will be done by car and venturing only short distances from the
cars, similar to what we typically do for Spindletop Farm, the Ohio River,
and other large coverage areas, so the trip is rated Easy/Moderate.

Mike Callan
502-592-7008 <(502)%20592-7008>




Andrew Melnykovych
Louisville KY
Subject: Re: ID help
From: Eileen Wicker <kyraptors AT att.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 21:17:42 -0500
Did it have a white tail patch.
Eileen Rroki

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 9, 2017, at 7:05 PM, Mark Tower  wrote:
> 
> nothing like a falcon. With poor lighting (and no binoculars
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Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 13:13:43 +0000
Good Morning All; 

I want to think the people that replied back to my email! I went to look at 
ebird and I found all I was looking for. 


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Subject: FOS
From: Terry Anderson <tpaulanderson AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 20:55:13 +0000
Saw a tree swallow today near a neighbor's blue bird box which is usually 
occupied by tree swallows. 



Terry Anderson

Northern Anderson County
Subject: Mourning Dove nest in the snow
From: "Stephen (Steve) Tyson" <tyson9152 AT hughes.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:29:54 -0600
I found the Mourning Dove sitting on the nest, under a dusting of snow, this 
morning. Flickr photo link follows. I took the photo from about 50 feet. It 
watched me closely, but wasn't about to leave those eggs get cold. This is an 
odd nest location, even for a dove; it is almost completely open on the east 
and south sides. 

https://flic.kr/p/SRxZh4
Stephen Tyson, Schochoh, Logan Co

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Subject: Hend. Co.: Green River State Forest
From: Charles Crawford <cr4d AT twc.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 11:21:03 -0600
Clear skies, great temps.

Not very birdy!!!

Highlights:
26 Dark-eyed Juncos
1 Fox Sparrow


KY Green River State Forest, Henderson, Kentucky, US
Mar 9, 2017 6:55 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.8 mile(s)
18 species

Canada Goose  6
Barred Owl  1     JPG. Bluejays were very disturbed!
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  5
Blue Jay  15
American Crow  10
Tufted Titmouse  2
American Robin  1
Field Sparrow  5
Fox Sparrow  1     JPG
Dark-eyed Junco  26
White-throated Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  15
Northern Cardinal  9
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Common Grackle  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  1

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Subject: Talk on eBird data & data use by Brian Sullivan & Mark Reynolds
From: Roseanna Denton <roseannamd AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 16:24:30 -0500
I just came across this on All About Birds site of Video Archive
Livestreamed Seminars. I've only had time to watch the first part, so far.
I found it very interesting and though others might, too.

https://tinyurl.com/zlk4ew2

Roseanna Denton
Science Hill
Subject: Postponed: BBC Field Trip to Goose Pond FWA
From: "mikesindahouse ." <mikesindahouse AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:08:23 -0500
The date for the Beckham Bird Club Field Trip to Goose Pond has been
changed to Saturday March 18th.

In addition to the date change, the duration of the walk has been shortened
to 10AM - 4PM EDT with a break for lunch.

Please feel free to contact me via phone, email, or text if you would like
more information.

Best Regards,
Mike Callan
502-592-7008
Subject: Re: ID help
From: Mark Tower <markdt7 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:05:28 +0000
Thanks to everyone's suggestions. Steve Tyson and Mark Monroe both suggested 
northern harrier. I'm thinking this is most likely. The bird was just above the 
tree line and I'm not used to seeing a harrier like that, but the flight style 
and silhouette was very harrier-esque. 



Mark Tower

Lexington


________________________________
From: Stephen (Steve) Tyson 
Sent: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 7:11 PM
To: markdt7 AT hotmail.com
Subject: Re: [birdky] ID help

Mark,
When I see a northern harrier that is high overhead and not tilting along, 
close to the ground, as they usually do...i'm baffled, and have to take a 
second look, even though I see harriers all the time! The gull/falcon/nighthawk 
place is where my brain usually goes. Even with no idea of size context, I'd 
still guess that you were looking at a Harrier. 

Steve Tyson
Sent from my iPod

On Mar 8, 2017, at 7:24 AM, Mark Tower 
> wrote: 



Yesterday, in between showers at my place, I caught a glimpse of a bird flying 
above the trees for about 10 seconds before it passed below the tree line. 
Striking features included relatively long, angular wings, intermittent deep 
wing beats, a somewhat erratic, yet graceful fight path. If this were August, 
I'd have no problem calling the bird a nighthawk. Flew nothing like a falcon. 
With poor lighting (and no binoculars!), I can't say anything about color or 
pattern. I could be sold on it being a gull, but I live nowhere near water (in 
fact, in my year and a half here, I've not so much as a single duck for the 
yard list). 



Any ideas of what I was looking at?


Mark Tower

outskirts of Lexington
Subject: Brown Thrashers
From: Melissa Easley <melissaeasley1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:34:08 -0600
Must have been opening day for thrasher choir. One singing away in my backyard 
Calloway Co. this morning & one serenading me in late afternoon at my cabin in 
Marshall Co. 

Melissa easley
Murray Ky. 

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Subject: Schochoh, Logan Co., weekend list
From: <tyson9152 AT hughes.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:23:53 -0600
We counted 41 species here this weekend, including our FOS Brown Thrasher. The 
Tree Swallow was sitting on the wire, near the house, when I stepped out this 
morning. The thermometer said it was 26 degrees and I thought the Swallow may 
have been second-guessing the notion that the early-bird makes out best! 

The Towhee that’s been singing his heart out, for the last two weeks, seems 
to have been successful, because there was a female hanging out close-by this 
morning. 

Yesterday, I found a large flock of American Pipits in a glyphosate-treated 
grain field, about a half mile from the house. I’d guess that there were 
several hundred of them. It was a challenge to get them in the scope because 
they NEVER stop moving! I repositioned several times and took lots of photos to 
get one that is near passable. 

I know of at least 12 Red-tailed Hawks, within a 4-5 mile radius of the house, 
right now. I don’t remember a collection like this in past years!? 

Flickr photo links of the Thrasher, Tree Swallow, Towhee and Pipit follow:
Thrasher, Tree Swallow, Towhee, Pipit
Stephen Tyson, Schochoh, Logan Co.
Species:
Northern Bobwhite
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Tree Swallow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (FOS)
European Starling
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Eastern Meadowlark
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Subject: Re: no cranes at Cecilia, KY
From: <brainard AT mindspring.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:11:51 -0500 (GMT-05:00)




Subject: Meadowlarks, etc.
From: "Joan Carr" <joan-of-art AT suddenlink.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:15:41 -0500
Hi All,

 

Leas saw several Eastern Meadowlarks at the golf course Wed.(2/22/17) as
well as several FIELD SPAROWS and KILLDEER.  Here in the yard have been the
usual: EASTERN TOWHEE, EASTERN PHOEBE, PILEATED WOODPECKER, DOWNY
WOODPECKER, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER, HOUSE FINCHES, AMERICCAN GOLDFINCHES,
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, CAROLINA CHICKADEE, CAROLINA WREN, AMERICAN ROBIN,
TURKEY VULKTURE, WILD TURKEY, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, NORTHERN CARDINAL,
BLUE JAY,  MOURNING DOVES,  AND OTHERS.  Lots of the of the birds are
courting and singing.  So are the BULL FROGS  and other toads and frogs.
Lots of flowers are blooming, including the aromatic STAR MAGNOLIA, just in
time to be zapped!

 

Cheers to all, Joan of Art and Nature (Carr) in South Williamson, Pike
County
Subject: Camp Catalpa, Lake Reba & Miller Welch Central Kentucky WMA
From: David Lang <de_lang AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:43:25 +0000 (UTC)
Had a good group out for our Camp Catalpa / Lake Reba outing and then decided 
to head down to the Central Kentucky WMA. We ended up tallying 54 species for 
the morning. Highlights for the day included our first of season Tree Swallows, 
one lone Greater Scaup in with the Lessers, a Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-headed 
Woodpeckers, Eastern Phoebe, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and Pine Warbler. We ended 
the morning with a nice lunch at an Indian restaurant. 


David LangScott County
Reservoir 4 Coys Ln, Fayette, Kentucky, US
Feb 25, 2017 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments:    David Lang, Teresa Noel, Nancy Braun, Suzanne Bhatt, Ramesh 
Bhatt 

20 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  7
Gadwall (Anas strepera)  2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  75
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  3
Redhead (Aythya americana)  55
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  20
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)  1
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  40
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  1
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group])  1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  30
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  18

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Lake Reba & Camp Catalpa, Madison, Kentucky, US
Feb 25, 2017 8:32 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:    David Lang, Tony Brusate, Teresa Noel, Nancy Braun, Suzanne 
Bhatt, Ramesh Bhatt, John Abrams 

37 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  9
Gadwall (Anas strepera)  2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  30
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  2
Redhead (Aythya americana)  50
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  4
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  1
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  2
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  5
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group])  2
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
American Coot (Fulica americana)  125
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  4
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  12
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  5
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  40
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  10
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)  1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  8
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2

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Central KY WMA, Madison, Kentucky, US
Feb 25, 2017 10:58 AM - 12:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:    David Lang, Tony Brusate, Teresa Noel, Nancy Braun, Suzanne 
Bhatt, Ramesh Bhatt, John Abrams 

30 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group])  1
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  8
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  5
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  20
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  3
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  2
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  3
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  9
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4

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Subject: Hend. Co.: WHOOPING CRANES, Western Henderson County Wandering
From: Charles Crawford <cr4d AT twc.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:48:46 -0600
After returning from FLA yesterday to a record tying high temp. of 79º for 
Evansville (record tying for Feb. 24th, AND record tying for all December 
through February records), todays weather was a shock. Strong winds, temps in 
lows 30s and occasional light snow flurries. 



“But wait there’s more”!!! 3 Whooping Cranes. Location: I’m not saying. 
But it was in western Henderson Co. JPG attached to eBird checklist. 



Horseshoe Road slough has a good amount of water. Lots of ducks at Wood Tract 
north. Geese overhead and in a green field out at Horseshoe Road. 

Anderson Pond only had 1 Canada Goose; looked like tending a nest at extreme 
south end. 


With poor conditions all I did was scouting. Only got out of my Jeep to take 
some pix. 




KY Western Henderson Co., Henderson, Kentucky, US
Feb 25, 2017 7:35 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
20.0 mile(s)
33 species

Greater White-fronted Goose  X     JPG with Snow Geese
Snow Goose  X
Canada Goose  1
Gadwall  X
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  X
Northern Pintail  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Hooded Merganser  6
Turkey Vulture  1
Northern Harrier  3     JPG of male attached
Bald Eagle  2     both adults
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Whooping Crane  3     JPG attached. All 3 with leg bands.
Killdeer  5
Wilson's Snipe  9     JPG
Mourning Dove  X
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  X
Horned Lark  12
American Robin  15
European Starling  X
Field Sparrow  4
Fox Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  20
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Rusty Blackbird  4     JPGs attached
American Goldfinch  1

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Charlie
Henderson Co.

Subject: Beckham Bird Club Annual Dinner
From: csbesse <csbesse AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:40:39 +0000 (UTC)
The Beckham Bird Club will hold its annual dinner meeting on Tuesday, March 14 
beginning at 6 PM at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville. 

The guest speaker is Dr. Peter Marra, head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird 
Center and author of the new book, Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a 
Cuddly Killer.  Birders across the region are invited to join us at this 
event. 

More details and a reservation form can be found on the BBC website here.
  
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Beckham Bird ClubLouisville, KY
Subject: no cranes at Cecilia, KY
From: "sk" <kistlers AT scrtc.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:57:08 -0600
With hundreds or thousands of birds heading north this week, we decided to
check the fields west of Cecilia to see if there were any cranes in the
area. None. Zilch. Nada. Zero.

We did find our FOS tree swallow at Freeman lake in Etown. Not much else was
there, except 3 bufflehead, 4 pied-billed grebes, and the usual mallards and
geese.

 

Steve Kistler

Hart Co



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Subject: Second hand Purple Finch report.
From: Lyneart <lyneart AT lyneart.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:39:17 -0600
Alison spotted a bird at the feeder this morning that looked different to her. 
I couldn't figure it out from her description, but she later managed to get 
some pictures and it was a female Purple Finch, perhaps the one I saw a while 
back. 

Frank Lyne
frank AT lyneart.com - near Dot in Logan County, KY 



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Subject: Beckham Bird Club field trip tomorrow
From: andrew melnykovych <estiles74 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:52:49 -0500
At Beckley Creek Park/Grand Allee section

Weather forecast for tomorrow morning is looking not so great - 40 degrees
with 15-20 mph winds - that will make for unpleasant and difficult
conditions.

The walk is still on - we may be pleasantly surprised by either the weather
or the birds or both - but if it proves an exercise in futility, I will
likely cut the thing short after a while.

Just wanted to make everyone aware, especially if you're planning to come
from any distance

Andrew Melnykovych
Louisville KY
Subject: KOS Spring Weekend
From: P & J BELL <patjanebell AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:05:27 +0000 (UTC)
  


 Next month is the spring meeting of the Kentucky Ornithological Society. Itwill 
be at  
 Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park on the weekend of April28 – 
30.  

 Featured speakers are – 
   
 - Kate Slankard,biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife 
Resources - Habitat Management for Birds- The Latest Researchfrom Kentucky’s 
WMAs 

 - Tony Brusate, President of the Central Kentucky AudubonSociety - Audubon's 
Climate Report 

 - Steve Shunk -Authorof the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North 
America – Livesand Times of Kentucky Woodpeckers 

 Pluslots of field trips are planned. 
 Reservationscan be made by calling 270-326-4271 or 1-800-325-0146. Request 
reservation with KOS.  Roomrate is $80.96 plus applicable taxes and fee.  
The deadline is March 28 for getting the KOS rates at the lodge. 

Looking forward to springmigration and 
seeing everyone next month in Western Kentucky. You don't want to miss out on this great weekend 
as it is one of the best places to view spring migration in the state.  

Pat
Pat BellKOS PresidentLouisville
Subject: FW: Instructor for Bird watching
From: "Ritchison, Gary" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Gary.Ritchison" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:46:20 +0000
FYI for those of you in the Louisville area . . . see below.

Gary Ritchison
Richmond


From: Pierce, Johanna L [mailto:johanna.pierce AT jefferson.kyschools.us]
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:00 PM
To: Ritchison, Gary 
Subject: Instructor for Bird watching


Mr. Ritchison,



I work for JCPS Adult and Continuing Education in Louisville. I create content 
for community education tuition based leisure classes. We have several 
wonderful parks in town, the newest located along the Louisville Loop. With 
such a wonderful set of resources, I would like our students to expand their 
horizons with more interesting outdoor classes. 




I am looking for someone who would be interested in instructing a workshop or 
course on bird watching including field work. I would appreciate any 
suggestions for instructors. As our classes are short, the time commitment is 
very brief. We do pay a reasonable rate for instructors and if hired to work 
for us, instructors have the opportunity for educational opportunities within 
the K-12 JCPS school program. 




I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance for any assistance you 
can provide. 




Best regards,



Jo Pierce


Jo Pierce- Communions and Business Development
JCPS Louisville Learns
546 S. 1st Street
Louisville, KY 40202

502.485.3842
Subject: Article re: Wisdom, oldest known albatross, with new chick
From: "Ce Ci" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "thefarsidefarm" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:46:02 +0000 (UTC)
Oh, what a bird!  This from National Geographic:

World's Oldest Wild Bird Has Baby at 66

  
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The Far Side Farm
Franklin County KY
Subject: Re: pine warbler calloway county
From: michael autin <mauniquity AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:19:24 -0500
That's about 2 plus miles away from where I had 11 pine warblers at wildcat
on the Calloway count this year.  I'll look out for them here in
Louisville.

On Feb 22, 2017 9:13 PM, "Benjamyn Limle"  wrote:

> Hi all,
> I also heard pine warblers singing in a pine plantation on clear fork road
> in Rowan county today.
> Ben Limle
> Rowan County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Feb 22, 2017, at 20:30, Aviva Yasgur (Redacted sender "vivyasgur76" for
> DMARC)  wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I observed a pine warbler singing this afternoon in Calloway County. I was
> at a friend's place, kind of near Irvan Cobb resort on Kentucky Lake. He
> has a large stand of pine forest on his property, and a pine warbler was
> just singing his heart out. I don't know if this is one that had been
> hanging out for the winter, or a "spring" arrival. (My friend isn't really
> much of a birder, so he didn't really know ...) But it was a cheerful sign
> of spring on a beautiful day!
>
> -- Aviva Yasgur, Calloway County
>
>
Subject: Re: pine warbler calloway county
From: Benjamyn Limle <bllimle AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:13:28 -0500
Hi all, 
I also heard pine warblers singing in a pine plantation on clear fork road in 
Rowan county today. 

Ben Limle
Rowan County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 22, 2017, at 20:30, Aviva Yasgur (Redacted sender "vivyasgur76" for 
DMARC)  wrote: 

> 
> Hi,
> 
> I observed a pine warbler singing this afternoon in Calloway County. I was at 
a friend's place, kind of near Irvan Cobb resort on Kentucky Lake. He has a 
large stand of pine forest on his property, and a pine warbler was just singing 
his heart out. I don't know if this is one that had been hanging out for the 
winter, or a "spring" arrival. (My friend isn't really much of a birder, so he 
didn't really know ...) But it was a cheerful sign of spring on a beautiful 
day! 

> 
> -- Aviva Yasgur, Calloway County
> 
Subject: pine warbler calloway county
From: "Aviva Yasgur" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "vivyasgur76" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:30:25 +0000 (UTC)
Hi,
I observed a pine warbler singing this afternoon in Calloway County. I was at a 
friend's place, kind of near Irvan Cobb resort on Kentucky Lake. He has a large 
stand of pine forest on his property, and a pine warbler was just singing his 
heart out. I don't know if this is one that had been hanging out for the 
winter, or a "spring" arrival. (My friend isn't really much of a birder, so he 
didn't really know ...) But it was a cheerful sign of spring on a beautiful 
day!  

-- Aviva Yasgur, Calloway County
Subject: Cardinal Picture
From: "Williams, Brandon" <brandonwilliams2016 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:05:41 +0000
I am sorry for “flooding” everyone’s e-mail but, I just wanted to tell 
everyone the next chance that I get- I will be sharing my cardinal picture with 
you. I sent out an e-mail a few months ago when we received snow (not very 
much) and a cardinal was right in my yard but, by the time I got the camera it 
was gone! But, I will get it next time! 


Thanks,

Brandon Williams, Smithland

Subject: Hummingbirds
From: "Williams, Brandon" <brandonwilliams2016 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:58:03 +0000
Good Afternoon;

I have a question… has any of you put out hummingbird feeders? Well, I have 
but, the food is disappearing and I haven’t seen a hummingbird. 


Should I take down the feeder?

Thanks,

Brandon Williams, Smithland

Subject: February Tree Swallow at Schochoh
From: <tyson9152 AT hughes.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:43:23 -0600
This morning, Debby texted a photo to me of a Tree Swallow that she’d just 
taken with her phone. She took it from the car window, at the end of our 
driveway in front of the house. I posted it to Flickr…its barely 
recognizable, but good enough to document the sighting. This is where our 
nesting Swallows typically rest, so I’m thinking one is back for the season. 
Wow, it seems too early! The magnolias are in full bloom here, along with some 
pear trees, here and there. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/91780057 AT N05/32215570694/
Stephen Tyson, Schochoh, Logan Co. 

Subject: cranes on the move - Hart Co
From: "sk" <kistlers AT scrtc.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:05:12 -0600
V after V went over Hart County today.hundreds of birds, maybe thousands.
All heading north, about mid-day.

 

Steve Kistler

Hart Co.



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Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes, Louisville (River Rd)
From: Mary Yandell <mtwyandell AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:39:58 +0000
A vee of about 57 Sandhills, headed NW, went over the house today at about
2:45.

Mary Yandell
Louisville (Douglass Hills)

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 4:36 PM Brian Davis  wrote:

> There were ~40 Sandhills in the corn stubble across from Lentz pond on
> River Rd in East Louisville on my way home (415pm), with about 20 more in
> the air.
>
> Brian Davis
> Goshen
>
> _________________________________________
>
> Brian M. Davis, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
> University of Louisville School of Medicine
> 511 S. Floyd St., Room 111
> Louisville, KY 40202
> (502) 852-5708
> bm.davis AT louisville.edu
>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes, Louisville (River Rd)
From: Brian Davis <bm.davis AT louisville.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:34:47 -0500
There were ~40 Sandhills in the corn stubble across from Lentz pond on
River Rd in East Louisville on my way home (415pm), with about 20 more in
the air.

Brian Davis
Goshen

_________________________________________

Brian M. Davis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
511 S. Floyd St., Room 111
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 852-5708
bm.davis AT louisville.edu
Subject: February Big Day run, 2/17/2017
From: <brainard AT mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:30 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Mark Monroe, Brian Wulker, and I did a big day for the month of February last 
Friday (17th). It has been 16 years since Mark, Brian Leibacher, and I had set 
something of an initial KY Feb record with 102 species. Scouting during the 
previous week suggested to me that we should be able to get to 110 on a decent 
day. 


Friday ended up being a 22-hour marathon that began with a 2:00 a.m. alarm. At 
2:30 we were missing our first bird of the day, my Great Horned Owls. Our first 
birds of the day, however, were a little over an hour later (3:45 a.m.) … a 
small roosting group of Sandhill Cranes in the headlights at one of the ponds 
near Cecilia (I figured we’d miss them in west KY so that was our first 
planned stop). 


An hour later we were in the pre-dawn darkness at the Ken Unit of Peabody WMA 
listening to American Woodcocks, eliciting responses from Virginia Rails with 
tapes, and *missing* all of the “regular” three owls. On the Muhlenberg 
County side of the Green River we did better; in addition to Virginia Rails, a 
Sora gave one or two calls (probably the bird Clay Bliznik and I had on the 
Paradise CBC). We also got a lucky view of a Barn Owl in the headlights on the 
Sinclair Unit Peabody WMA and more woodcocks. I had planned to depart by the 
time the sun’s glow began to show in the east, but we could not hear a 
Short-eared Owl and with a little light starting to show in the east, we 
decided to take one more run down one of the WMA roads. As Brian (the 
consummate eBirder … yes, the folks at the Cornell Lab should be proud of the 
job they’ve done training him … :o) was entering some data into the eBird 
mobile app, Mark and I realized at the last moment that a Short-eared was 
sitting on the side of the gravel road as we passed. I went down a ways and 
turned around; we watched and pished for several minutes but no Short-eared. I 
hated to give in to our first “partial bird” of the day, so we returned to 
the S1-S2 high spot where more and more horizon was becoming visible every 
minute. After about 30 seconds Brian exclaimed “THERE!” and we all got nice 
looks at one of the local Short-eareds wheeling about in silhouette above the 
horizon. 


On to the LBL vicinity, where we were to begin the real day. The drive down was 
uneventful; no flocks of turkeys in the fields (I had seen very few during 
scouting). We stopped at several spots along the north end of Lake Barkley and 
added all of the common waterbirds that have been around including three gulls, 
white pelicans, Pied-billed and Horned Grebes, and all the regular divers. The 
last included nice numbers of Canvasback, Red-breasted Merganser, and Ruddy, as 
well as a single female Greater Scaup. Brian also dug out a female Common 
Merganser (perhaps a bird I had seen about 10 days before and figured we’d be 
*very* lucky to see even if it was still around), and we got a single Common 
Loon. Our big miss on the north end of Barkley was Lesser Black-backed Gull, 
but we put our faith in the Sledd Creek embayment over on Ky Lake and finally 
moved on. 


On Kentucky Lake we were able to find one small flock of Redheads and a real 
bonus I had not seen while scouting, a male Long-tailed Duck, viewed from the 
Lighthouse Landing sailboat marina. A couple more loons and some more Greater 
Scaup were the only other interesting things we could find on the lake, and the 
tailwater area was devoid of unusual gulls (and even very few of the 
commoners). We made a quick stop at the boat basin below the dam and found both 
juv. Black-crowned Night-Herons that have wintered there, and then it was over 
to the pine plantation for songbirds. We heard Pine Warblers as soon as we got 
out of the car and Red-breasted Nuthatches soon thereafter. As noted 
previously, Brown-headed Nuthatch took quite a while to find, but Brian and 
Mark finally heard one in the distance and we were able to all get on it for a 
look. The wandering around the pine stands did get us some calling Wild Turkeys 
in the woods (that ended up being the only ones on the day!) and our first 
sapsucker. 


On to Sledd Creek where our counted on Lesser Black-backed was loafing with 
many other gulls but hoped for Forster’s Terns were absent. While songbirding 
there, we got our only Cedar Waxwings on the day. We were missing Fish Crow, so 
we decided to make the Cypress Creek loop before heading out of the Ky Dam 
area. One stop there in the flooded timber gave us one of only two Cooper’s 
Hawks on the day, our first Hairy Woodpecker, and Brown Creeper. 


The first big block of birding was behind us; I think Brian tallied us with a 
little more than 80 species at that point. A southwest breeze that had 
occasionally kicked up a bit was the only weather negative of an otherwise 
beautiful morning that had started out in the high 30s and had already reached 
the mid-50s. Now it was on to McCracken and Ballard counties to visit farmland 
and the West KY and Ballard WMAs. As we got off I-24 at the last Paducah exit, 
Mark spied a distant flock of migrating birds … Sandhill Cranes! I had 
figured we’d never be lucky enough to see some that far west, but these birds 
have probably been wintering at Hop-In Refuge in Tennessee. Over the next 20 
minutes or so we saw maybe a half dozen more flocks going north as we headed 
west. At West KY WMA we encountered our first real dose of annoying sustained 
southwest winds that made finding songbirds more difficult. We spent at least a 
full hour in pursuit of two prized birds on the day (Le Conte’s and American 
Tree Sparrow … both rare, the former for KY and the latter for that part of 
KY). We got both, but the amount of time invested was troubling, and it was at 
that point that we really began having to pick up the pace for the rest of the 
day. A quick roadside stop at Ragland gave us our only Winter Wren on the day, 
and our first Brown Thrasher, White-crowned Sparrows, and [first real look at 
– somewhat amazingly] Dark-eyed Junco. A male Northern Harrier ticked at 60 
mph without even having to slow down was the kind of thing we really needed at 
that point in the afternoon, and another couple of roadside stops near Ballard 
WMA yielded our first Pileated Woodpecker and Fox Sparrows, as well as a *VERY* 
welcome Orange-crowned Warbler (found by Mark out the window on my side of the 
car despite me doing everything imaginable to make it more difficult for him to 
see [I’m not as slight as I used to be]). 


Soon thereafter we were on the public loop at Ballard WMA, where I promptly 
missed *both* a Ring-necked Duck and a Sharp-shinned Hawk found by Mark. 
Miraculously, another Sharpie appeared about five minutes later and a pair of 
Ring-necked Ducks dropped into the slough a few minutes after that, so our lack 
of partial birds remained intact. The slough gave us our first good dabbling 
ducks on the day including a pair of American Black Ducks and some Northern 
Pintail, and a flock of Snow Geese overhead helped our anemic goose list (as 
compared to scouting a few days prior). The Snow Goose flock also put us at 100 
species on the day! On the way out from the WMA, Brian found a pair of Hooded 
Mergansers, and we got some Chipping Sparrows, a few Wilson’s Snipe, and our 
*first* [and one of only two on the day] American Goldfinches, but Smokey Road 
gave us none of the hoped-for field birds nor Eurasian Collared-Dove. Our last 
stop in Ballard County was to be the Cooper Dairy outside of Oscar. We scanned 
and scanned and finally realized there was a single pair of Brewer’s 
Blackbirds sitting quietly in one of the pastures we’d been overlooking for 
at least 10 minutes! 


It was then a little more than an hour bolt down mostly US 51 into Fulton 
County. On the way down we got collared-doves at a few spots, and a roadside 
creek finally gave us a pair of Wood Ducks. After about 20 minutes of working 
around the Western Meadowlark field east of Hickman, we got good looks at a 
couple while a male sang farther out in the field. As we headed on towards 
Hickman, a wire-perching Loggerhead Shrike was a nice addition that eliminated 
a need to go search specifically for that late in the day and was our 110th 
species on the day. In town, a couple of snippets of House Wren song where I 
had had one a few days prior brought it right out for nice looks, and we were 
off to the Lower Hickman Bottoms for the last hour or so of the day. 


The pools along KY 1282 on the Long Point Unit of Reelfoot NWR were teaming 
with waterfowl and we quickly added Greater White-fronted Goose, American 
Wigeon, and a few more black ducks, although hoped-for early shorebirds and 
Blue-winged Teal were absent. We then made a loop out towards Lake No. 9 and 
mostly dipped on hoped for field birds in the early evening. One spot did hold 
a single Pectoral Sandpiper, but pipit and longspur eluded us. Overhead flocks 
of Snow Geese were too distant to pick up any Ross’s, a bird I’d had 
multiple times during scouting early in the week. We returned to the Long Point 
Unit and were able to pish up a Hermit Thrush (somehow we’d missed all day) 
and we all could hear calling Barred Owls and a single Great Horned Owl. 


One last stop at the Long Point observation tower would not yield anything 
more, and about 6:45 p.m. EST we headed to the house (only 4.5 hours away) 
….. species tally on the day 117 (without any partials …:) 



Misses:

Found during scouting: 

American Pipit, Ross’s Goose, Lapland Longspur, Purple Finch, Fish Crow, 
Least Sandpiper 



Not found while scouting, but we certainly could have had an early …

Tree Swallow, either species of yellowlegs, Blue-winged Teal, Vesper Sparrow


bpb, Louisville
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Subject: short-eared owls and harrier - Grayson Co rpt.
From: "sk" <kistlers AT scrtc.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:24:25 -0600
Music filled the air at dusk on Horntown Rd in Grayson Co (at 37.448837,
-86.142355) this evening. Blackbirds, robins, bluebirds, song sparrows,
horned larks, and meadowlarks were vociferously competing for air space. It
was glorious. 

 

Two short-eared owls appeared at dusk, coursing over the open fields and
"talking" via clucks and screeches. All in all, a fine evening.

 

Steve Kistler

Hart Co.

 

Feb 20, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

4.0 mile(s)

Comments:     Steve and Janet Kistler, driving on Horntown Rd and vicinity
in Grayson County. Temperatures in the 60's; skies mostly clear.

15 species

 

Wood Duck  1

Northern Harrier  1

Killdeer  4

Wilson's Snipe  2

Mourning Dove  12

Short-eared Owl  2     Birds have been wintering at 37.448837, -86.142355
since November.

Red-bellied Woodpecker  2

American Crow  8

Eastern Bluebird  6

American Robin  12

European Starling  15

Song Sparrow  6

Northern Cardinal  5

Red-winged Blackbird  50

Eastern Meadowlark  20

 

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34597871

 

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

 



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Subject: Schochoh, Logan Co., weekend list
From: <tyson9152 AT hughes.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:52:55 -0600
We counted 44 species here, during this three-day GBBC weekend. I included the 
number from the high-count day for each species. 

Friday’s Purple Finch, Waxwings and Tree Swallows were highlights, but 
today’s Chipping Sparrows were a nice surprise too. We missed Juncos, 
Red-headed Woodpeckers and Carolina Wrens. 

The birds are singing like it’s spring. A Towhee has staked out the pond 
thicket and spent the weekend singing from assorted perches out there. I posted 
a 15 second digi-scoped video of a Field Sparrow that I caught singing. Field 
Sparrows are a relative rarity here and to have one singing was a treat. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/91780057 AT N05/32621094960/ 
Stephen Tyson, Schochoh, Logan Co.

Species Name Count Canada Goose 5 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 8 Black 
Vulture 15 Cooper's Hawk 1 Northern Harrier 2 Red-tailed Hawk 5 American 
Kestrel 3 Killdeer 16 Rock Pigeon 4 Eurasian Collared-Dove 2 Mourning Dove 6 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Downy Woodpecker 2 Northern 
Flicker 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue Jay 2 American Crow 6 Cedar Waxwing 3 Carolina 
Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 1 Tree Swallow 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Northern 
Mockingbird 2 European Starling 108 Eastern Bluebird 3 American Robin 270 House 
Sparrow 1 Purple Finch 1 House Finch 38 American Goldfinch 11 Brown-headed 
Cowbird 58 Red-winged Blackbird 11 Common Grackle 84 Eastern Meadowlark 1 Song 
Sparrow 6 Swamp Sparrow 1 White-crowned Sparrow 6 White-throated Sparrow 3 
Chipping Sparrow 9 Field Sparrow 2 Eastern Towhee 1 Northern Cardinal 6 

Subject: Sloughs WMA
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "kazamiya" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:25:04 -0500
Not the sunny, warm day that was promised - glad I had half-gloves and two 
jackets - but pretty good birding, with a total of 42 species. I traveled the 
Audubon Parkway from Owensboro to the Henderson Sloughs WMA. 


On the road were nine red-tailed hawks, three kestrels, one turkey vulture, 
several pigeons, and a group of about 12 wild turkeys. 


Near the Sloughs, as I was on the road back out, were the only bald eagles of 
the day, a pair of adults. I couldn't positively ID them with my bins, but my 
camera confirmed it. Also, on Tram Road near the intersection with McDonald 
Landing, were the only snow geese of the day; 200 to 300 hundred on a shrinking 
fluddle. One broad-winged hawk near Geneva. One eastern Meadowlark on the 
on-ramp to the Pennyrile; many singing at Sandy Watkins Park in Hebbardsville 
on the way home. 


Within the WMA:

Great Blue Heron: 1
Greater White-fronted Goose: A sleeping group of around 100
Canada Goose: 2
Green-winged Teal: 8
Mallard: X
Blue-winged Teal: 22
Northern Shoveler: X
Hooded Merganser: pair
Northern Harrier: 1female
Killdeer: X Saw two males in a serious squabble over a female. Feathers were 
flying. 

Ring-billed Gulls: Surprising (to me), a group of nearly 100 on Wood Tract 
North 

Morning Dove: X
Belted Kingfisher: 1
Red-bellied Sapsucker: 3
Downy Woodpecker: 1
Northern Flicker: 2
Blue Jay: 4
American Crow: X
Carolina Chickadee: 6
Tufted Titmouse: 4
White-Breasted Nuthatch: 3
Carolina Wren: 1
American Robin: X
European Starling: X
Northern Cardinal: 14
Amer. Tree Sparrow: 5
Song Sparrow: X
White-crowned Sp.: 15
Dark-eyed Junco: 2
Red-winged Blackbird: X
Common Grackle: X
Amer. Goldfinch: 5, going golden
House Sparrow: 7 - as always, hovering in the sheds around the F&W headquarters

Good-birding wishes to all,
Kate Hannah
Owensboro, KY






 
Subject: Comment on Brown-headed Nuhatches at Marshall County nesting site
From: <brainard AT mindspring.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:32:38 -0500 (GMT-05:00)




Subject: Robins in the morning
From: "Karen Bonsell" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "karenbonsell" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:38:05 -0500
I heard Robins singing early this morning, 6:00 am for the first time this 
year! I always think of that as the first sign of spring! Hard to believe it's 
only the middle of February! 

Have a great Weekend!

~Karen Bonsell
Louisville, KY (Jefferson County)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/karenbonsell/
http://karenbonsell.smugmug.com
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Subject: Rock Wren near Evansville?
From: David Svetich <svetich813 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:39:07 -0500
Is this a good bird?
Does ebird report to the Great Backyard Event.
Just watched a Kestrel try to take off from a telephone wire but had to
briefly land again because the mouse was holding on to the wire!
Pardon my diversions.

Dave Svetich Lexington