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Cave Swallow,©Julie Zickefoose

30 Oct Western Grebe [Stephen Pagans ]
30 Oct Say's Phoebe [Jeanie Pou ]
30 Oct Say's Phoebes [Winston and Linda Caillouet ]
30 Oct Audubon Pk/City Pk (New Orleans) [dan purrington ]
29 Oct Fw: [eSkimmer] Fwd: [missbird] Fw: Trip to Ship Island on Friday, Oct. [Mary Mehaffey ]
29 Oct Birding trip to Bayou Sauvage NWR on Sat., Nov. 1st [Jennifer Coulson ]
28 Oct Re: LOS Fall Meeting and Checklist additions ["Judith O'Neale" ]
28 Oct Fwd: Another FOS in Folsom backyard [janine robin ]
28 Oct Algiers Point ["Steven - Stone Source Int'l" ]
28 Oct Another FOS in Folsom backyard [janine robin ]
28 Oct Re: Fwd: Woodpecker fight [James V Remsen ]
28 Oct Fwd: Woodpecker fight []
28 Oct Philadelphia Vireo [Matt Conn ]
28 Oct Buff-Bellied Hummingbird in River Ridge [Craig Mineo ]
27 Oct Thornwell Area Fri-Sat 10/24-25 ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
27 Oct LOS Fall Meeting and Checklist ["Judith O'Neale" ]
27 Oct Re: Buff-bellied Hummingbird nr. St. Gabriel 10-27 ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
27 Oct Re: Buff-bellied Hummingbird nr. St. Gabriel 10-27 ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
27 Oct Buff-bellied Hummingbird nr. St. Gabriel 10-27 [James V Remsen ]
27 Oct Another FOS [janine robin ]
26 Oct FOS Golden-Crowned Kinglet [Wendy Rihner ]
26 Oct No Subject [Lcartee ]
25 Oct Re: Large Kettles of...Fish Crows?? [Paul Conover ]
25 Oct Large Kettles of...Fish Crows?? [Jane Patterson ]
25 Oct No Subject [Paul Edward Conover ]
25 Oct Neotropic Cormorant Roost [thomas finnie ]
24 Oct Nelson's Sparrows [Matt Conn ]
24 Oct Wilson's Warblers - Algiers Point NOLA ["Steven - Stone Source Int'l" ]
23 Oct Fwd: [LABIRD-L] LA western winter hummingbird report #4 [Lizette Wroten ]
23 Oct Catahoula NWR for 10/16/14 [Jonathan Clark ]
23 Oct Movement through Folsom yard [janine robin ]
23 Oct LA western winter hummingbird report #4 ["Johnson, Erik" ]
22 Oct Re: Tennessee with a sweet tooth [Lizette Wroten ]
22 Oct Wren roosting [Sandra Barbier ]
22 Oct Say's Phoebe / St. Landry Parish - Richard-Smith Working Wetland, Oct 21, 2014 [Jay V Huner ]
22 Oct Tennessee with a sweet tooth [Lizette Wroten ]
21 Oct Re: Louisiana CBCs ["Johnson, Erik" ]
20 Oct FOS Red-breasted Nuthatch in Jena [Jonathan Clark ]
20 Oct Oak tree birds in Folsom, LA [janine robin ]
20 Oct Reminder: Plastic Paradise screening this Thursday at 6:30 ["crystal.johnson.lsu AT gmail.com" ]
19 Oct Re: Cameron Parish 10-18 [Rosemary Seidler ]
19 Oct Cameron Parish 10-18 [James V Remsen ]
19 Oct Sunday morning from my front deck [James Whelan ]
19 Oct FOS Hermit thrush, song sparrow in NE LA [Roselie Overby ]
18 Oct Night flight on Carr Dr. [Wendy Rihner ]
18 Oct Louisiana CBCs [Marty Floyd ]
18 Oct Re: Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 18, 2014 [Ed Wallace ]
18 Oct Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 18, 2014 [Claire Thomas ]
18 Oct Parish checklist updates [Rosemary Seidler ]
18 Oct Fwd: eBird Report - Claire D. Thomas, Tall Timbers Sub, Mandeville, Oct 18, 2014 [Claire Thomas ]
18 Oct FOS in Washington parish today [janine robin ]
18 Oct FOS's and Catahoula NWR observations [Jonathan Clark ]
18 Oct Winter Song Birds in Central Louisiana [Jay V Huner ]
17 Oct FOF Orange-crowned warbler [Beth Maniscalco ]
17 Oct Passages ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
17 Oct White-throated Sp, Nashville W in NE LA [Roselie Overby ]
17 Oct FOS White-throated Sparrow [John Dillon ]
16 Oct Lake Martin Oct 16 - be on the lookout for [John Romano ]
16 Oct space available on kayak tour, Yellow Rails and Rice Fest ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
16 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatchersin Iberia Parish [Elias ]
16 Oct LOS Fall Meeting registration for dinner ["Judith O'Neale" ]
15 Oct Grand Isle, 10/14/14, etc. [Wendy Rihner ]
15 Oct Pine Siskins [Marty Floyd ]
15 Oct Re: LSU breaks world big day record - 354 species [Robb Brumfield ]
15 Oct Re: LSU breaks world big day record - 354 species ["Nancy L. Newfield" ]
15 Oct LSU breaks world big day record - 354 species [Robb Brumfield ]
15 Oct pine siskin [Marty Floyd ]
14 Oct FW: LBRC - scissor-tail 10-14-14 [Paul Conover ]
14 Oct Geese over Lafayette tonight. [Matt Conn ]
13 Oct California Gull retraction [Rob Dobbs ]
13 Oct Red-breasted Nuthatch [Tommy Walker ]
13 Oct California Gull on Holly Beach [Rob Dobbs ]
12 Oct late Wood Stork nr. St. Gabriel [James V Remsen ]
11 Oct Peregrine Falcon [thomas finnie ]
11 Oct Yellow-green Vireo, Cameron. [Paul Conover ]
10 Oct Re: Great Black-backed Gull at Elmer's, Horned Lark near Elmer's, etc. ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]

Subject: Western Grebe
From: Stephen Pagans <slp_4-7 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:03:17 -0700
Hey folks,

Long time no see.

I was on D'Arbonne Lake today in Union Parish next to Farmerville. While on the 
boat launch road that is on the north side of Highway 33, I spied (with my 
scope on 60x) what I am calling a Western Grebe north of the road. I tried for 
four hours to get closer to that bird but failed. It moved on me every time I 
tried to get closer. At least I was able to go back to the boat launch road and 
re-find it one more time before finally losing it. With closer inspection there 
is a slight chance that it could have been a Clark's Grebe. They are fairly 
similar looking at first glance. As always, details, details. 


Steve
Subject: Say's Phoebe
From: Jeanie Pou <jeanie.pousson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:00:13 -0500
Gene Barnett spotted the Say's Phoebe yesterday afternoon on the west side
of Welch Rd., sallying from one fence post to the ground and back, moving
up and down the fence row, south of Chalkley St. about 150 ft from the
roadside.
Subject: Say's Phoebes
From: Winston and Linda Caillouet <lincwinc AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:22 -0500
Has anyone seen either Say's Phoebe at the location (Welch and Chalkley Rds) 
reported by Paul Conover on October 25 and again on the 26th by Lewis 
Cartee?  I'm going to Lake Charles this weekend and will be birding in that 
area.  Thx.

Winston Caillouet 
Subject: Audubon Pk/City Pk (New Orleans)
From: dan purrington <oceanites1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:11:50 -0500
There were a few birds around on Scout Island this a.m., dominated by a
number of Robins which apparently arrived with the front.  The usual
screech owl of course.

On Oct. 15 I counted 1475 whistling-ducks on the Audubon lagoon, and will
try to get another count next week.

Dan Purrington
Subject: Fw: [eSkimmer] Fwd: [missbird] Fw: Trip to Ship Island on Friday, Oct.
From: Mary Mehaffey <m11mehaffey AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:52:20 -0700


Libby Graves asked that we put out this invitation on LABIRD. Just email Libby 
at her address at bottom of message. I know this is not a Louisiana trip; but 
we are invited by the Mississippi birding community to participate if we are 
interested. Say's Phoebe, Sage Thrasher, and Western Kingbird were seen on Sun 
Oct 26th on Ship Island. Might want to be on the look out for the Sage Thrasher 
if it decides to fly west. 

>Mary Mehaffey   
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>Subject: [missbird] Fw: Trip to Ship Island on Friday, Oct. 
>Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:28:45 -0700 
>From: JOHN GRAVES  
>Reply-To: oliviaphotos AT bellsouth.net 
>To: missbird AT freelists.org  
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>On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:06 PM, JOHN GRAVES 
 wrote: 

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>I talked to Captain Louis Skrmetta about a trip to Ship Island. Sunday was the 
last scheduled trip, but he has scheduled a special trip for a group of 29 
persons interested in the history of the island. He invited birders to go on 
the trip. He will be departing the Ship Island dock at 10 am on Friday, 
arriving at the island at 11 am. He will depart the island at 3 pm giving us a 
three hour visit at the island. No food will be available, therefore please 
bring your lunch, snacks, and beverages. The Sage Thrasher, Say's Phoebe, 
Western Kingbirds and other birds were seen in the fort and around the fort. No 
guarantee that the birds are still there. 

>Details:
>Ferry depart from the Ship Island dock in Gulfport. Follow Hwy 49 south, cross 
Hwy 90 in Gulfport, take 1st left and park near the pavilion. The boat is 
docked in the Small Craft Harbor just south of the pavilion. I will be there at 
9:30 am. 

>Please check with me early Thursday evening so I can give Louis a head count 
and to inform you if the trip has cancelled due to weather. 

>228-860-1966  
>I will put a message on missbird as soon as I hear from Louis.
>COST:  $27 per person or $25 for senior. 
>Olivia (Libby) Graves
>oliviaphotos AT bellsouth.net
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Subject: Birding trip to Bayou Sauvage NWR on Sat., Nov. 1st
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:52:13 -0500
 *Birding Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge* (half day)

Date: Saturday, November 1

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Meet at the Bayou Ridge Trail entrance located on US 90 (Chef Menteur
Highway) across from
Recovery Road in New Orleans East. Exit I-510; go left on Hwy 90, about 4
miles to parking
area on the left.

Leader: Phillip Wallace 504-628-0146

 This birding trip is co-hosted by the Orleans Audubon Society and the
Crescent Bird Club. All are welcome!

*Orleans Audubon Society *orleansaudubon AT aol.com
www.jjaudubon.net
Subject: Re: LOS Fall Meeting and Checklist additions
From: "Judith O'Neale" <00000069de77060c-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:57:55 +0000
Adding to the list




Saturday:

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Snowy Plover

Black Skimmer

Barred Owl

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Blue Grosbeak




Sunday:

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Say’s Phoebe








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From: Judith O'Neale
Sent: ‎Monday‎, ‎October‎ ‎27‎, ‎2014 ‎4‎:‎15‎ ‎PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU





LABIRD:


The LOS fall meeting was fairly low on birds and birders but we still had good 
speakers and good food and it’s always great fun visiting with friends that 
we only see a couple of times a year. 



Thanks to John Sevenair and Landon Jones for their presentations. Thanks to all 
who attended. 



Election of Officerrs: Pres. Marty Floyd, Vice Pres. Donna Dittmann, Secretary 
Joelle Finley, Treasurer Judith O’Neale and Board Member Christine Kooi. 



My records show that this is the lowest number of species seen at any of the 
LOS fall meetings starting with 1986. 



Please send any corrections and Sunday sightings not on the list to 
jloneale AT aol.com 




I know that Western Kingbird was seen on Friday but it was not checked on our 
lists for Saturday??? 






LOS October 25, 2014
     Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
     Fulvous Whistling-Duck
     Greater White-fronted Goose
     Mottled Duck
     Blue-winged Teal
     Northern Shoveler
     Green-winged Teal
     Ruddy Duck
     Pied-billed Grebe
     Neotropic Cormorant
     Double-crested Cormorant
     Anhinga
     American White Pelican
     Brown Pelican
     American Bittern
     Least Bittern
     Great Blue Heron
     Great Egret
     Snowy Egret
     Little Blue Heron
     Tricolored Heron
     Reddish Egret
     Cattle Egret
     Green Heron
     Black-crowned Night-Heron
     White Ibis
     Glossy Ibis
     White-faced Ibis
     Roseate Spoonbill
     Black Vulture
     Turkey Vulture
     Osprey
     White-tailed Kite
     Northern Harrier
     Cooper's Hawk
     Red-shouldered Hawk
     Broad-winged Hawk
     Swainson's Hawk
     Red-tailed Hawk
     Clapper Rail
     Virginia Rail
     Sora
     Common Gallinule
     American Coot
     Black-necked Stilt
     American Avocet
     Black-bellied Plover
     Semipalmated Plover
     Piping Plover
     Killdeer
     Spotted Sandpiper
     Greater Yellowlegs
     Willet
     Lesser Yellowlegs
     Whimbrel
     Long-billed Curlew
     Marbled Godwit
     Ruddy Turnstone
     Sanderling
    Dunlin
     Least Sandpiper
    Western Sandpiper
     Short-billed Dowitcher
     Long-billed Dowitcher
     Wilson's Snipe
     Laughing Gull
     Franklin's Gull
     Ring-billed Gull
     Herring Gull
     Lesser Black-backed Gull
     Gull-billed Tern
     Caspian Tern
     Forster's Tern
     Royal Tern
     Eurasian Collared-Dove (I)
     White-winged Dove
     Mourning Dove
     Inca Dove
     Barn Owl
     Great Horned Owl
     Ruby-throated Hummingbird
     Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
     Belted Kingfisher
     Red-bellied Woodpecker
     Downy Woodpecker
     Hairy Woodpecker
     Northern Flicker
     Crested Caracara
     American Kestrel
     Merlin
     Peregrine Falcon
     Eastern Wood-Pewee
     Eastern Phoebe
     Vermilion Flycatcher
     Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
     Loggerhead Shrike
     White-eyed Vireo
     Blue-headed Vireo
     Blue Jay
           Crow, sp.
     Tree Swallow
     Northern Rough-winged Swallow
     Barn Swallow
     Carolina Chickadee
     House Wren
     Sedge Wren
     Marsh Wren
     Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
     Ruby-crowned Kinglet
     Eastern Bluebird
     Hermit Thrush
     Gray Catbird
     Brown Thrasher
     Northern Mockingbird
     European Starling (I)
     Tennessee Warbler
     Orange-crowned Warbler
     Nashville Warbler
     Common Yellowthroat
    American Redstart
     Northern Parula
     Magnolia Warbler
     Palm Warbler
     Prairie Warbler
     Black-throated Green Warbler
     Chipping Sparrow
     Clay-colored Sparrow
     Vesper Sparrow
     Lark Sparrow
     Savannah Sparrow
     Nelson's Sparrow
     Seaside Sparrow
     Song Sparrow
     Lincoln's Sparrow
     Swamp Sparrow
     White-throated Sparrow
     White-crowned Sparrow
     Northern Cardinal
     Indigo Bunting
     Dickcissel
     Red-winged Blackbird
     Eastern Meadowlark
     Common Grackle
     Boat-tailed Grackle
     Great-tailed Grackle
     Bronzed Cowbird
     Brown-headed Cowbird
     House Sparrow (I)
Total 148






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Subject: Fwd: Another FOS in Folsom backyard
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:38:37 -0500
2nd FOS for the backyard...Golden-crowned kinglet.
Janine
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "janine robin" 
Date: Oct 28, 2014 3:16 PM
Subject: Another FOS in Folsom backyard
To: "LABIRD" 
Cc:

Hi,
Just saw my FOS backyard Hermit thrush. Pretty bird!!
Janine in Folsom
NW corner of St Tammany parish.
Subject: Algiers Point
From: "Steven - Stone Source Int'l" <sliffmann AT YOURSOURCEFORSTONE.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:27:46 -0500
Had a few nice birds this morning on the batture. 

Wilson's Warblers still hanging around, Chipping Sparrows, Clay-colored 
Sparrows, Female Painted Bunting, Orange Crowned, Nashville and a Sandwich 
Tern.  


Have photos if needed. 


Best regards, 


Steven Liffmann 
Stone Source Int'l, Inc 

Cell# 504-416-1615 

www.yoursourceforstone.com 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE 
Subject: Another FOS in Folsom backyard
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:16:12 -0500
Hi,
Just saw my FOS backyard Hermit thrush. Pretty bird!!
Janine in Folsom
NW corner of St Tammany parish.
Subject: Re: Fwd: Woodpecker fight
From: James V Remsen <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:59:28 +0000
On Oct 28, 2014, at 12:33 PM, <000000067388c44f-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU> 
<000000067388c44f-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU> wrote: 


> 
> Friends,  my wife Carolyn saw an interesting spectacle this morning, and 
> we'd like any  insight you can give on what happened.  <>
> 
> <>

> So now we are  
> thinking that laying on the back with feet up was a defensive posture, 
waiting 

> to fight again if the fight was renewed, and that after a good  rest, it 
> flew away.
> 
> Any  thoughts
> 

Michael/LABIRD: I would agree exactly with your synopsis on all accounts. YBSA 
are viciously territorial, especially at this time of year when setting up 
winter territories. Ive got one drumming regularly right in my yard, probably 
as frequently as one would during breeding season. Ive never seen a fight to 
the degree you describe, but I have seen some direct combat. 



=================

Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Fwd: Woodpecker fight
From: 000000067388c44f-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:33:12 -0400
 
Friends,  my wife Carolyn saw an interesting spectacle this morning, and 
we'd like any  insight you can give on what happened.  As she arrived home she 
thought  she saw a small hawk bringing another bird to the ground, but then 
she  realized that what flew up (leaving the other bird on the ground) was 
a  woodpecker, and she was pretty sure it was a Yellow-bellied  sapsucker.  
At that time she assumed the bird on the ground was  a Red-bellied 
woodpecker (because she thought she had seen one of each), but after she came 
in and 

got me, we cautiously approached to see that  the bird on the ground was 
definitely a Yellow-bellied sapsucker.   So now we are thinking we saw a 
territorial fight as the sapsuckers start  coming in.
 
 

 
She  also thought the bird on the ground was bleeding from the throat, but 
when we  looked closely there did not seem to be any blood, only the red 
feathers under the throat. The bird was laying there, feet up, with eyes wide 

open,  breathing heavily.  We went on our walk, assuming we'd find a dead 
bird  when we returned, but when we returned it was gone.  So now we are  
thinking that laying on the back with feet up was a defensive posture, waiting 

to fight again if the fight was renewed, and that after a good  rest, it 
flew away.
 

 
Any  thoughts?
 

 
Thanks,
 
Michael  Cavanaugh
 
Baton  Rouge (Dubois Drive) 
 
Subject: Philadelphia Vireo
From: Matt Conn <mconn AT SEGENVIRO.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:16:47 +0000
Took pictures of a yellowish Vireo on Sunday (26 October 2014) at my place in 
Iberia Parish and asked Paul Conover to take a look. Drab on top pale yellow on 
nearly entire underparts. Turns out to be a Philadelphia Vireo. 

Pictures available.

Sighted: Foraging in medium sized Black Willow in upper half of tree, between 
Hackberry and Live Oaks along high bank of the Weeks Bayou. 

Time: 9:15 am
Very active....never stopping for more than a few seconds.
Observed for about two minutes before losing sight as it moved to next set of 
trees (northbound) along bayou. 

Same general location (within forty feet) I have spotted Red, and White-Eyed 
Vireos, Canada Warbler, Mourning Warbler, American Redstarts, Northern Parula, 
Hooded Warblers, Prothonatary Warblers, Black and White Warblers, Magnolia 
Warblers, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, Brown Thrasher, 
Baltimore and Orchard Oriole, Blue Gray Gnatcatchers, all in the past month. 

Subject: Buff-Bellied Hummingbird in River Ridge
From: Craig Mineo <craigm2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00:54 -0500
Laird

I neglected to post to labird my report of a Buff-bellied hummingbird FO on 
10/23. Though the bird was present as of yesterday it's only seen briefly each 
day. 


Craig Mineo
River Ridge La


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Subject: Thornwell Area Fri-Sat 10/24-25
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:49:38 -0500
Labird-
     Kicked-off the 2014 Yellow Rails and Rice Festival this past
Friday-Saturday with a pre-festival tour led by Dan Lane and Tom Johnson
with Field Guides.  Things got off to a shaky start when the harvester
combine started acting up on the first circuit around the first field, and
just as the first Yellow Rail flushed (before tour participants could see
it).  After considerable effort, the farmers could not resolve the
mechanical issue so we called it a day and hoped that the professional
mechanics could figure out the problem the next morning.
     Fortunately the combine problem was, indeed, solved and by midday on
Saturday we were back in action.  Before too long we were seeing Yellow
Rails flushing in front of the combine, with perhaps as many as 10
individuals in the first field.  We ended up with maybe 15-20 Yellows in
about 3 or so hours of harvesting.  A couple of wetter fields produced just
a few Yellows but were full of Sora (100+), Virginia (25), and a few King
(3) rails.
     Erik Johnson, Dan Mooney, and their banding crew were also on duty
Friday and Saturday and although they went mostly empty handed on Friday,
they had their hands full on Saturday capturing 2 Yellow Rails and 20+
Soras plus numerous passerines including a Nelson's Sparrow.  The Yellow
Rails were fitted with radio transmitters which will be used in an attempt
to determine if these birds remain in the Thornwell area through the
winter.  Looking forward to updates on that project!
     Although we are not officially in a drought situation, the southwest
Louisiana rice country has been very dry in terms of the amazing lack of
flooded fields.  But, the upside is that if you CAN find some flooded
fields, then they are usually loaded with waterbirds.  Donna and I were
lucky enough to find a crawfish pond complex that had not been drained
after the spring crawfish season and the diversity and abundance of birds
was quite amazing and overwhelming.  We visited this site briefly late on
Friday and early on Saturday.  Highlights included 250 Am. White Pelicans
(seldom seen in this area except as soaring migrants), 10 Yellow-crowned
Night-Herons (getting late), several thousand Greater White-fronted Geese
(by the way, we had hundreds in the Thornwell area back on 4-5 October), 5
Snow Geese, thousands of ducks including hundreds each of N. Pintail,
Blue-winged Teal, N. Shoveler, and Am. Green-winged Teal, a few early
Ring-necked Ducks and Ruddy Ducks, a couple of Bald Eagles, a Crested
Caracara, hundreds of Am. Coots, 380 American Avocets (incomplete survey on
Friday, possibly as many as 500 in the area), a Willet, hundreds of Stilt
Sandpipers, many Black-necked Stilts and Black-bellied Plovers, thousands
of Long-billed Dowitchers (relatively few small peeps or yellowlegs).  Also
present were hundreds/thousands combined of Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets,
White Ibis and Plegadis plus smaller numbers of Roseate Spoonbills,
Tricolored Herons, and Black-crowned Night-Herons.  I honestly did not have
the time or the energy to do a complete list.  Hopefully this site will
remain productive through this week's main festival and others will take a
stab at more accurate estimates.
     Other nice birds seen in the Thornwell area included a couple more
Bald Eagles, Peregrine, Merlin, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, and a few Le
Conte's Sparrows (at harvest site).

Cheers,

Steve Cardiff
Subject: LOS Fall Meeting and Checklist
From: "Judith O'Neale" <00000069de77060c-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:15:26 +0000
LABIRD:


The LOS fall meeting was fairly low on birds and birders but we still had good 
speakers and good food and it’s always great fun visiting with friends that 
we only see a couple of times a year. 



Thanks to John Sevenair and Landon Jones for their presentations. Thanks to all 
who attended. 



Election of Officerrs: Pres. Marty Floyd, Vice Pres. Donna Dittmann, Secretary 
Joelle Finley, Treasurer Judith O’Neale and Board Member Christine Kooi. 



My records show that this is the lowest number of species seen at any of the 
LOS fall meetings starting with 1986. 



Please send any corrections and Sunday sightings not on the list to 
jloneale AT aol.com 




I know that Western Kingbird was seen on Friday but it was not checked on our 
lists for Saturday??? 






LOS October 25, 2014
     Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
     Fulvous Whistling-Duck
     Greater White-fronted Goose
     Mottled Duck
     Blue-winged Teal
     Northern Shoveler
     Green-winged Teal
     Ruddy Duck
     Pied-billed Grebe
     Neotropic Cormorant
     Double-crested Cormorant
     Anhinga
     American White Pelican
     Brown Pelican
     American Bittern
     Least Bittern
     Great Blue Heron
     Great Egret
     Snowy Egret
     Little Blue Heron
     Tricolored Heron
     Reddish Egret
     Cattle Egret
     Green Heron
     Black-crowned Night-Heron
     White Ibis
     Glossy Ibis
     White-faced Ibis
     Roseate Spoonbill
     Black Vulture
     Turkey Vulture
     Osprey
     White-tailed Kite
     Northern Harrier
     Cooper's Hawk
     Red-shouldered Hawk
     Broad-winged Hawk
     Swainson's Hawk
     Red-tailed Hawk
     Clapper Rail
     Virginia Rail
     Sora
     Common Gallinule
     American Coot
     Black-necked Stilt
     American Avocet
     Black-bellied Plover
     Semipalmated Plover
     Piping Plover
     Killdeer
     Spotted Sandpiper
     Greater Yellowlegs
     Willet
     Lesser Yellowlegs
     Whimbrel
     Long-billed Curlew
     Marbled Godwit
     Ruddy Turnstone
     Sanderling
    Dunlin
     Least Sandpiper
    Western Sandpiper
     Short-billed Dowitcher
     Long-billed Dowitcher
     Wilson's Snipe
     Laughing Gull
     Franklin's Gull
     Ring-billed Gull
     Herring Gull
     Lesser Black-backed Gull
     Gull-billed Tern
     Caspian Tern
     Forster's Tern
     Royal Tern
     Eurasian Collared-Dove (I)
     White-winged Dove
     Mourning Dove
     Inca Dove
     Barn Owl
     Great Horned Owl
     Ruby-throated Hummingbird
     Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
     Belted Kingfisher
     Red-bellied Woodpecker
     Downy Woodpecker
     Hairy Woodpecker
     Northern Flicker
     Crested Caracara
     American Kestrel
     Merlin
     Peregrine Falcon
     Eastern Wood-Pewee
     Eastern Phoebe
     Vermilion Flycatcher
     Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
     Loggerhead Shrike
     White-eyed Vireo
     Blue-headed Vireo
     Blue Jay
           Crow, sp.
     Tree Swallow
     Northern Rough-winged Swallow
     Barn Swallow
     Carolina Chickadee
     House Wren
     Sedge Wren
     Marsh Wren
     Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
     Ruby-crowned Kinglet
     Eastern Bluebird
     Hermit Thrush
     Gray Catbird
     Brown Thrasher
     Northern Mockingbird
     European Starling (I)
     Tennessee Warbler
     Orange-crowned Warbler
     Nashville Warbler
     Common Yellowthroat
    American Redstart
     Northern Parula
     Magnolia Warbler
     Palm Warbler
     Prairie Warbler
     Black-throated Green Warbler
     Chipping Sparrow
     Clay-colored Sparrow
     Vesper Sparrow
     Lark Sparrow
     Savannah Sparrow
     Nelson's Sparrow
     Seaside Sparrow
     Song Sparrow
     Lincoln's Sparrow
     Swamp Sparrow
     White-throated Sparrow
     White-crowned Sparrow
     Northern Cardinal
     Indigo Bunting
     Dickcissel
     Red-winged Blackbird
     Eastern Meadowlark
     Common Grackle
     Boat-tailed Grackle
     Great-tailed Grackle
     Bronzed Cowbird
     Brown-headed Cowbird
     House Sparrow (I)
Total 148






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Subject: Re: Buff-bellied Hummingbird nr. St. Gabriel 10-27
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:20:56 -0500
Nan, Van, Erik, Labird-

Donna Dittmann and I have had an adult Buff-bellied at our place near St.
Gabriel, Iberville Parish, FO 14 September (present today).  Presumably, it
is a banded returnee.

We also have an adult male Black-chinned FO 10 October (still present
today).  This bird ("Nebula") is unbanded, but it's obviously a returnee
coming back for its 3rd winter and in the exact same spot it was in last
winter.

We also have an adult female Rufous FO 11 October (still present today).
This bird is banded and is almost certainly "Wacke" by territory location
and voice (sort of a Calliope-sounding RUHU).

Steve Cardiff
St. Gabriel



On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Nancy L. Newfield 
wrote:

> Van,
>
> On 10/27/2014 10:42 AM, James V Remsen wrote:
>
>  LABIRD: the familiar staccato bursts of call notes signaled the arrival
>> of a Buff-bellied this morning.  It was feeding in Paul D.’s Giant Hairy
>> Malvaviscus:
>>
>> Erik’s report lists only 1 other bird so far this fall, a likely returnee
>> to the Maniscalco Hummingbird Center.
>>
>
> Great news!  The only other report I've gotten is from Micheline Schutte,
> off Highland Road in Baton Rouge, who has hosted a female for several
> seasons.  Hopefully, this is the same individual that moved from her place
> to Dave Patton's Lafayette in November 2010 and then moved back by late
> that month!  She has been recaptured [rather easily for a Buffy] each
> winter season since.
>
> The one that has spent 7 winter seasons at Casa Colibrí has not returned -
> YET.  She  consistently returned in October, as early as the 7th, but last
> year, she didn't show until the 27th.  I won't give up hope until Christmas.
>
> A month or so ago, Bron Rorex in Rockport, Texas, indicated that breeding
> in that area seemed not to have been productive as she had not caught any
> youngsters all summer.  I suspect the ongoing drought has suppressed
> nesting attempts.
>
> NLN
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, LA USA
> 
> http://www.casacolibri.net/
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Subject: Re: Buff-bellied Hummingbird nr. St. Gabriel 10-27
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:03:38 -0500
Van,

On 10/27/2014 10:42 AM, James V Remsen wrote:

> LABIRD: the familiar staccato bursts of call notes signaled the arrival of a 
Buff-bellied this morning. It was feeding in Paul D.s Giant Hairy Malvaviscus: 

>
> Eriks report lists only 1 other bird so far this fall, a likely returnee to 
the Maniscalco Hummingbird Center. 


Great news!  The only other report I've gotten is from Micheline 
Schutte, off Highland Road in Baton Rouge, who has hosted a female for 
several seasons.  Hopefully, this is the same individual that moved from 
her place to Dave Patton's Lafayette in November 2010 and then moved 
back by late that month!  She has been recaptured [rather easily for a 
Buffy] each winter season since.

The one that has spent 7 winter seasons at Casa Colibr has not returned 
- YET.  She  consistently returned in October, as early as the 7th, but 
last year, she didn't show until the 27th.  I won't give up hope until 
Christmas.

A month or so ago, Bron Rorex in Rockport, Texas, indicated that 
breeding in that area seemed not to have been productive as she had not 
caught any youngsters all summer.  I suspect the ongoing drought has 
suppressed nesting attempts.

NLN

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Casa Colibr
Metairie, LA USA

http://www.casacolibri.net/
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Subject: Buff-bellied Hummingbird nr. St. Gabriel 10-27
From: James V Remsen <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:42:17 +0000
LABIRD: the familiar staccato bursts of call notes signaled the arrival of a 
Buff-bellied this morning. It was feeding in Paul D.s Giant Hairy Malvaviscus: 


 


 



 Eriks report lists only 1 other bird so far this fall, a likely returnee to 
the Maniscalco Hummingbird Center. 


Other minor notes:

 a flock of 140 W-f Geese going W yesterday at mid-day clearly indicates this 
species doesnt need much in the way of weather to send it south. 

 an E. Meadowlark, perched in a treetop on my property on 25 Oct. and clearly 
a transient, fit very nicely the small but distinct cluster of records from my 
very unmeadowlarkish place ca. 21-26 Oct. 

 a Golden-cr. Kinglet 23 Oct. was my earliest-ever record.
 FOF Robin 25 Oct. (typical FO despite balmy weather).



=================

Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Another FOS
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:04:36 -0500
Hi LAbirders,
Just saw 3 Chipping sparrows pop out of the flowerbed to join the
white-throateds in eating seed scattered on the ground.
Best,
Janine in Folsom
St Tammany parish
(Very northwest corner)
Subject: FOS Golden-Crowned Kinglet
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:21:49 -0500
Labird:

While counting Monarchs on Carr Drive, I had my FOS Golden-Crowned Kinglet.

Wendy Rihner

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Subject: No Subject
From: Lcartee <lcartee AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:19:25 -0500
There are a pair of Say's Phoebes there now.

Lewis Cartee

> On Oct 25, 2014, at 2:53 PM, Paul Edward Conover  
wrote: 

> 
> Labird, LOS weekenders, 
> Say's Phoebe near t of Welch and chalkley roads. On Welch on fences of sweet 
lake land co HQ. 

> 
> Paul Conover
> Lafayette
> 
> This message sent via technology designed for the two least agile fingers. 
Expect and accept errors, svp. 

Subject: Re: Large Kettles of...Fish Crows??
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux AT LUSFIBER.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:25:10 -0500
Jane, Labird,
 My guess is that the crows were commuting from the landfill in Meaux back to 
their evening roost area. Around that time each day, groups also head north 
into Lafayette. Usually they move in long flapping lines, but sometimes the 
flapping is interspersed with kettling. There's usually a massive vulture 
exodus as well. 

         
Paul Conover
Lafayette



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From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
[mailto:LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jane Patterson 

Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:26 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Large Kettles of...Fish Crows??

Today while visiting Jefferson Island gardens near Delcambre LA, we witnessed 
something I've not seen before. There were multiple groups of Fish Crows 
overhead moving in large swirling kettles from north to south. I estimated a 
thousand. I've seen large flocks heading to and from roosts around Lafayette, 
but this was 4:00 in the afternoon and clearly not roosting behavior. Do Fish 
Crows migrate like raptors? 


--Jane Patterson
Subject: Large Kettles of...Fish Crows??
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:26:15 -0500
Today while visiting Jefferson Island gardens near Delcambre LA, we
witnessed something I've not seen before. There were multiple groups of
Fish Crows overhead moving in large swirling kettles from north to south. I
estimated a thousand. I've seen large flocks heading to and from roosts
around Lafayette, but this was 4:00 in the afternoon and clearly not
roosting behavior. Do Fish Crows migrate like raptors?

--Jane Patterson
Subject: No Subject
From: Paul Edward Conover <zoiseaux AT LUSFIBER.NET>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:53:23 -0500
Labird, LOS weekenders, 
         Say's Phoebe near t of Welch and chalkley roads.  On Welch on 
fences of sweet lake land co HQ. 


Paul Conover
Lafayette

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant Roost
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:54:43 -0500
Labirders,

A picture of a Neotropic Cormorants Roost.

Picture at http://tfinnie.blogspot.com/

Have a Great Weekend, :)
Tom
Subject: Nelson's Sparrows
From: Matt Conn <mconn AT SEGENVIRO.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:42:39 +0000
Identified two Nelson's Sparrows foraging (Spartina Alternaflora) seeds in 
brackish marsh on Chef Menteur land bridge east of New Orleans yesterday 
afternoon. Photos available. 

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Subject: Wilson's Warblers - Algiers Point NOLA
From: "Steven - Stone Source Int'l" <sliffmann AT YOURSOURCEFORSTONE.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:43:30 -0500
Had a great surprise... Snuck out a little after lunch to see what the batcher 
was holding in Algiers Point. To my surprise, a nice group 10-12 Wilson's 
Warblers, Swamp Sparrows, (1) N. Flicker - female, and about a dozen Rose 
breasted GB's, also mixed in were Indi Buntings and a few others. Cheers to the 
fall migration!  



Best regards, 


Steven Liffmann 
Stone Source Int'l, Inc 

Cell# 504-416-1615 

www.yoursourceforstone.com 


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Subject: Fwd: [LABIRD-L] LA western winter hummingbird report #4
From: Lizette Wroten <lkwroten AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:52:57 -0500
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lizette Wroten 
Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:44 PM
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] LA western winter hummingbird report #4
To: "Johnson, Erik" 


Hi Erik, Labird,
A banded, adult male Black-chinned showed up here today;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/89510826 AT N05/15614106412/
Hope more are on the way!

Lizette Wroten
Harahan, La.

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Johnson, Erik  wrote:

> Louisiana birders,
>
> I've received very few newer reports over the last several weeks.  I hope
> it's just a lack of reporting rather than a lack of hummingbirds.  Please
> continue to report your western winter hummer observations to me (ejohnson
> AT Audubon.org), LAbird, or HUMNET for recording in our weekly report and
> database, providing the following information:
>
> - Your name
> - Your address (town only is acceptable)
> - First observed (FO) date (or, if discovered while banding or marking
> other birds, the date it was observed)
> - Species
> - Age (Adult, immature, unknown)
> - Sex (Male, female, unknown)
> - Whether banded, when and by whom.
>
> If additional information is learned through further observation or
> banding or if a mistake needs to be corrected, please report those updates
> and I'll make the changes.  If you sent me a report and it didn't make it
> into this summary, I apologize and please let me know.
>
> Happy hummingbirding,
> Erik Johnson
> S Lafayette, LA
>
> 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

> THIS IS LOUISIANA WESTERN WINTER HUMMINGBIRD WEEKLY REPORT # 4 FOR THE
> 2014-2015 SEASON.
>
> Following are the reports received and added to our database since report
> # 3 dated 10/2/2014.
>
> 1.John Conover, Raceland, LA (Lafourche)
>      #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 10/4/2014
>      #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/17/2014
>
> 2.Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA (Vermilion)
>      #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/22/2014 LO 9/23/2014
>
> 3.Shirley Drewes, Prairieville, LA (Ascension)
>      #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 9/19/2014 (banded,
> possible returnee)
>      #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/22/2014 LO 9/23/2014
>
> 4.Sandra Lewis, Sulphur, LA (Calcasieu)
>      #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 10/15/2014
>
> 5.Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
>      #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 9/13/2014
>
> 6.Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
>      #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/16/2014
>
> 7.Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
>      #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  OBS 10/9/2014
>
> 8.Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA (St. James)
>      #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/2/2014
>
> 9.Wild-City Park New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
>      #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird  Ad  M  FO 10/4/2014 (reported by Claire
> Thomas)
>
> 10.Jon Wise, Metairie, LA (Jefferson)
>      #1 Archilochus sp.  FO 10/1/2014 (possible Black-chinned Hummingbird,
> reported as female)
> ________________________________
> Summary of Reports as of 10/23/2014
>
> Archilochus sp.
>    1 report
>    1 parish
>    1 site
> Black-chinned Hummingbird
>    1 report
>    1 parish
>    1 site
> Buff-bellied Hummingbird
>    1 report
>    1 parish
>    1 site
> Selasphorus Rufous/Allens
>    53 reports
>    13 parishes
>    39 sites
> --Identified Rufous
>    30 reports
>    7 parishes
>    26 sites
> ________________________________
> ARCHILOCHUS SP.
>
> Jefferson Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Jon Wise, Metairie, LA
> #1 Archilochus sp.  FO 10/1/2014  (possible Black-chinned Hummingbird,
> reported as female)
> ________________________________
> BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD
>
> Orleans Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Wild-City Park New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
> #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird  Ad  M  FO 10/4/2014  (reported by Claire
> Thomas)
> ________________________________
> BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD
>
> Lafourche Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Beth & Sammy Maniscalco, Thibodaux, LA
> #1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird  FO 9/1/2014
> ________________________________
> SELASPHORUS RUFOUS/ALLENS
>
> Ascension Parish:  2 reports  1 site
>
> 1. Shirley Drewes, Prairieville, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/19/2014  (banded,
> possible returnee)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/22/2014  LO 9/23/2014
>
> Bossier Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Penny Brenner, N. Bossier City, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 8/27/2014
>
> Calcasieu Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Sandra Lewis, Sulphur, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 10/15/2014
>
> East Baton Rouge Parish:  23 reports  15 sites
>
> 1. Lewis & Lynda Roussel, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Ad  F  FO 8/24/2014  (probable returnee)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  M  FO 8/24/2014
>
> 2. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/22/2014  (banded
> returnee)
>
> 3. Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/31/2014  (banded
> returnee)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/27/2014
>
> 4. Cindy Macolini, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/31/2014
>
> 5. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/13/2014
>
> 6. Carole Thomas, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/21/2014
>
> 7. Russ & Lisa Norwood, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/13/2014
>
> 8. Robb Brumfield, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/15/2014
>
> 9. Mike & Sally Allen, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/26/2014  (banded
> returnee)
>
> 10. Jean Wall & Bud Snowdon, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/22/2014
>
> 11. Linda Stewart, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/16/2014  (banded)
>
> 12. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/10/2014
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/19/2014
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  M  FO 8/23/2014
>
> 13. John and Cindy Hartgerink, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/14/2014
>
> 14. Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  OBS 10/9/2014
>
> 15. Wayne McMichael, Baton Rouge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/6/2014  LO 9/13/2014
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  F  FO 9/16/2014
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 9/19/2014
> #4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 9/20/2014
> #5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Ad  F  FO 9/20/2014
>
> Evangeline Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Helena & Mike Putnam, Basile, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/1/2014  LO 8/2/2014
>
> Iberia Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Mike Musumeche, New Iberia, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  M  FO 9/23/2014
>
> Jefferson Parish:  4 reports  4 sites
>
> 1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  F  FO 9/23/2014  LO 9/23/2014
>
> 2. Dan Carroll, Metairie, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 9/3/2014
>
> 3. Craig Mineo, River Ridge, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/30/2014
>
> 4. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  M  FO 9/21/2014
>
> Lafayette Parish:  6 reports  5 sites
>
> 1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/18/2014  (returnee
> recaptured by DP 9/20/2014)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/16/2014
>
> 2. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/28/2014  (Returnee
> recaptured by DP 9/20/2014)
>
> 3. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/22/2014
>
> 4. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/16/2014  LO 9/18/2014
> (banded, possible returnee)
>
> 5. Amy O'Quain, Lafayette, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/2/2014
>
> Lafourche Parish:  4 reports  2 sites
>
> 1. Janelle Bergeron, Thibodaux, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/11/2014  (Banded on
> left leg)
>
> 2. John Conover, Raceland, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Ad  F  FO 9/1/2014
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 10/4/2014
> #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/17/2014
>
> Morehouse Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Beth Erwin, Collinston, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/12/2014  LO 8/16/2014
>
> St. James Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/2/2014
>
> St. Tammany Parish:  7 reports  5 sites
>
> 1. Linda Keefer, Covington, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 8/29/2014
>
> 2. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Im  F  FO 9/18/2014  LO 9/21/2014
> (Banded by NLN/SML 9/21/2014)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Im  M  FO 9/24/2014  (Banded by
> NLN/SML 9/27/2014)
>
> 3. Harvey Patten, Covington, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  F  FO 9/6/2014  (banded
> returnee)
>
> 4. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  F  FO 8/3/2014  ("Ms. Pink";
> first banded by LB 11/26/2006)
> #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  F  FO 8/4/2014  (banded)
>
> 5. Malise Prieto, Mandeville, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/23/2014
>
> Vermilion Parish:  1 report  1 site
>
> 1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
> #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/22/2014  LO 9/23/2014
> ________________________________
>
Subject: Catahoula NWR for 10/16/14
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:15:05 -0700
labirders,

   It took a while to post, one week actually, but I put up a blog post for
the trip that Tom and Brenda Pollock and I took to Catahoula NWR HQ unit on
10/16/14. We had some FOS species for this fall, including Ruby-crowned
Kinglet and YB Sapsucker. Below are the links to that blog post and the
corresponding ebird list.

http://falloutbird2014.blogspot.com/2014/10/catahoula-nwr-hq-unit-101614.html

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20289634

Thanks to Tom for i.d.ing  the spiders. I seriously need to bone up on
these.

Also, hope to bird some more diverse locales around over the next few days
and weeks. Maybe generate some interesting ebird and blog material from
them. Never know what you may find until you get out there!

Happy Birding!
Jonathan Clark
Jena LA
Subject: Movement through Folsom yard
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:40:28 -0500
​Hello,
Today at 4:10, I saw some movement starting up in the oak tree above the
backyard deck.  The ones I could ID were yellow-throated vireo and
blue-headed vireo along with several black-throated greens and one Tenn
warbler. So, I made an hour walk around the front and back yards. Had 2 yb
sapsuckers, one was an adult male, couldn't see the face of the other, but
it was hanging close to the male. Several rc kinglets were seen and heard 1
house wren, had 1 black and white warbler. Heard Pileated,flicker and
red-bellied. There were lots of warbler sized birds way up at the top of
the oaks that I could not make out....rather frustrating! By 5:10 it was
over.
This is the same time frame as a couple of days ago when a rush of birds
came through. Will try again tomorrow.
Janine Robin
Folsom, LA
St Tammany parish
Subject: LA western winter hummingbird report #4
From: "Johnson, Erik" <ejohnson AT AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:16:36 +0000
Louisiana birders,

I've received very few newer reports over the last several weeks. I hope it's 
just a lack of reporting rather than a lack of hummingbirds. Please continue to 
report your western winter hummer observations to me (ejohnson AT Audubon.org), 
LAbird, or HUMNET for recording in our weekly report and database, providing 
the following information: 


- Your name
- Your address (town only is acceptable)
- First observed (FO) date (or, if discovered while banding or marking other 
birds, the date it was observed) 

- Species
- Age (Adult, immature, unknown)
- Sex (Male, female, unknown)
- Whether banded, when and by whom.

If additional information is learned through further observation or banding or 
if a mistake needs to be corrected, please report those updates and I'll make 
the changes. If you sent me a report and it didn't make it into this summary, I 
apologize and please let me know. 


Happy hummingbirding,
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA

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

THIS IS LOUISIANA WESTERN WINTER HUMMINGBIRD WEEKLY REPORT # 4 FOR THE 
2014-2015 SEASON. 


Following are the reports received and added to our database since report # 3 
dated 10/2/2014. 


1.John Conover, Raceland, LA (Lafourche)
     #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 10/4/2014
     #3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/17/2014

2.Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA (Vermilion)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/22/2014 LO 9/23/2014

3.Shirley Drewes, Prairieville, LA (Ascension)
 #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/19/2014 (banded, possible 
returnee) 

     #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/22/2014 LO 9/23/2014

4.Sandra Lewis, Sulphur, LA (Calcasieu)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 10/15/2014

5.Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous)  Ad  M  FO 9/13/2014

6.Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA (Lafayette)
     #2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/16/2014

7.Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA (East Baton Rouge)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  OBS 10/9/2014

8.Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA (St. James)
     #1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/2/2014

9.Wild-City Park New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (Orleans)
 #1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Ad M FO 10/4/2014 (reported by Claire Thomas) 


10.Jon Wise, Metairie, LA (Jefferson)
 #1 Archilochus sp. FO 10/1/2014 (possible Black-chinned Hummingbird, reported 
as female) 

________________________________
Summary of Reports as of 10/23/2014

Archilochus sp.
   1 report
   1 parish
   1 site
Black-chinned Hummingbird
   1 report
   1 parish
   1 site
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
   1 report
   1 parish
   1 site
Selasphorus Rufous/Allens
   53 reports
   13 parishes
   39 sites
--Identified Rufous
   30 reports
   7 parishes
   26 sites
________________________________
ARCHILOCHUS SP.

Jefferson Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Jon Wise, Metairie, LA
#1 Archilochus sp. FO 10/1/2014 (possible Black-chinned Hummingbird, reported 
as female) 

________________________________
BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD

Orleans Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Wild-City Park New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
#1 Black-chinned Hummingbird  Ad  M  FO 10/4/2014  (reported by Claire Thomas)
________________________________
BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD

Lafourche Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Beth & Sammy Maniscalco, Thibodaux, LA
#1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird  FO 9/1/2014
________________________________
SELASPHORUS RUFOUS/ALLENS

Ascension Parish:  2 reports  1 site

1. Shirley Drewes, Prairieville, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/19/2014 (banded, possible 
returnee) 

#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/22/2014  LO 9/23/2014

Bossier Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Penny Brenner, N. Bossier City, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 8/27/2014

Calcasieu Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Sandra Lewis, Sulphur, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 10/15/2014

East Baton Rouge Parish:  23 reports  15 sites

1. Lewis & Lynda Roussel, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Ad  F  FO 8/24/2014  (probable returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  M  FO 8/24/2014

2. Joan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/22/2014  (banded returnee)

3. Vicki Vance, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/31/2014  (banded returnee)
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/27/2014

4. Cindy Macolini, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/31/2014

5. Sybil McDonald, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/13/2014

6. Carole Thomas, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/21/2014

7. Russ & Lisa Norwood, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/13/2014

8. Robb Brumfield, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/15/2014

9. Mike & Sally Allen, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/26/2014  (banded returnee)

10. Jean Wall & Bud Snowdon, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/22/2014

11. Linda Stewart, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/16/2014  (banded)

12. Kimberly Lanka, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/10/2014
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/19/2014
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  M  FO 8/23/2014

13. John and Cindy Hartgerink, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/14/2014

14. Harriett Pooler, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  OBS 10/9/2014

15. Wayne McMichael, Baton Rouge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/6/2014  LO 9/13/2014
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  F  FO 9/16/2014
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 9/19/2014
#4 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 9/20/2014
#5 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Ad  F  FO 9/20/2014

Evangeline Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Helena & Mike Putnam, Basile, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/1/2014  LO 8/2/2014

Iberia Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Mike Musumeche, New Iberia, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  M  FO 9/23/2014

Jefferson Parish:  4 reports  4 sites

1. Nancy Newfield, Metairie, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  F  FO 9/23/2014  LO 9/23/2014

2. Dan Carroll, Metairie, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 9/3/2014

3. Craig Mineo, River Ridge, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/30/2014

4. Craig & Lizette Wroten, Harahan, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Im  M  FO 9/21/2014

Lafayette Parish:  6 reports  5 sites

1. Rose and Jack Must, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/18/2014 (returnee recaptured by 
DP 9/20/2014) 

#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/16/2014

2. Dave Patton, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/28/2014 (Returnee recaptured by 
DP 9/20/2014) 


3. Danny Dobbs, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/22/2014

4. Jeanne Plaisance, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 9/16/2014 LO 9/18/2014 (banded, 
possible returnee) 


5. Amy O'Quain, Lafayette, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 9/2/2014

Lafourche Parish:  4 reports  2 sites

1. Janelle Bergeron, Thibodaux, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad M FO 8/11/2014 (Banded on left leg) 


2. John Conover, Raceland, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  Ad  F  FO 9/1/2014
#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 10/4/2014
#3 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/17/2014

Morehouse Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Beth Erwin, Collinston, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/12/2014  LO 8/16/2014

St. James Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Tom Sylvest, Gramercy, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 10/2/2014

St. Tammany Parish:  7 reports  5 sites

1. Linda Keefer, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  F  FO 8/29/2014

2. John and Margaret Owens, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im F FO 9/18/2014 LO 9/21/2014 (Banded by 
NLN/SML 9/21/2014) 

#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Im M FO 9/24/2014 (Banded by NLN/SML 
9/27/2014) 


3. Harvey Patten, Covington, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  F  FO 9/6/2014  (banded returnee)

4. Noel Venezia, Slidell, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens (Rufous) Ad F FO 8/3/2014 ("Ms. Pink"; first 
banded by LB 11/26/2006) 

#2 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  F  FO 8/4/2014  (banded)

5. Malise Prieto, Mandeville, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  (Rufous) Ad  M  FO 8/23/2014

Vermilion Parish:  1 report  1 site

1. Sandra DeHart, Perry, LA
#1 Selasphorus Rufous/Allens  FO 9/22/2014  LO 9/23/2014
________________________________
Subject: Re: Tennessee with a sweet tooth
From: Lizette Wroten <lkwroten AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:52:05 -0500
Labirders, thanks for the kind words about my latest photo. Thought you
might like to see a good one for a change, so I added one of my husband's
to my photostream.,,,with apologies to the grumpy list-serve
meister.....we're pretty bored out here in no-migrant-land.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/89510826 AT N05/14985182313/

Lizette Wroten
Harahan, La.
Subject: Wren roosting
From: Sandra Barbier <sandabar10 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:39:48 -0500
Tonight I discovered a Carolina wren has fashioned a little roost in a
corner of the patio under the ceiling. There's a big gob of expanding foam
at a seam where the old eave meets the added-on patio roof, about 15 inches
away from the house wall, and the bird has carved a little cup-shaped roost
in the foam. I think it's been there a few days (reflecting on seeing and
hearing the bird under the patio recently) but I just discovered the roost
tonight. I disturbed the bird a couple of times looking at it through a
window (how I found it). If my dogs and I didn't scare it away, might this
bird stay there for the winter?  Should I try putting a nest box there, or
would the interference just scare it off? I'd hate for him to have to find
new shelter once winter arrives. The habitat in my yard is probably okay
with trees and some fence line growth (no good woody shrubs). It likely
will decline because the authorities are after a neighbor to clear away
some low growth in their side yard. Thanks.

-- 
Sandra Barbier
LaPlace, LA
Subject: Say's Phoebe / St. Landry Parish - Richard-Smith Working Wetland, Oct 21, 2014
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:53:06 -0500
I visit the Richard-Smith Working Wetland location on a bi-weekly basis for 
social functions and generally make bird surveys. This is a working wetland 
survey site that Mike Musumeche and I worked for some years before we retired. 
The overall list for the area is around 210 species. It simply doesn't have 
much wooded habitat to draw songbirds. 


But, I continue, from time to time, find surprises including the referenced 
Say's Phoebe. I'll be back in a couple of weeks. Maybe the Say's Phoebe will 
hang around for the winter as seems to be a characteristic behavior pattern? 


Jay Huner

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: piku1 AT suddenlink.net
To: jvh0660 AT louisiana.edu, mjmusumeche AT cox.net
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:05:47 PM
Subject: Re: eBird Report - Richard-Smith Working Wetland, Oct 21, 2014

---- ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu wrote: 
> Richard-Smith Working Wetland, St. Landry, US-LA
> Oct 21, 2014 1:30 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> Comments: Birding in working wetland area bounded by LA 358 and LA 751. 
Interior roads including Brooks, Dusty, Noel and L. J. Richard. Clear, warm, 
moderate northerly winds. Most crawfish ponds with water in them. Did cross, 
with permission, some field roads. 

> 30 species (+1 other taxa)
> 
> Great Blue Heron  2
> Great Egret  11
> Snowy Egret  3
> Little Blue Heron  1
> White Ibis  7
> Turkey Vulture  2
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Killdeer  23
> Greater Yellowlegs  7
> peep sp.  2
> Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
> Mourning Dove  5
> American Kestrel  6
> Eastern Phoebe  3
> Say's Phoebe 1 Bird found around 4:25 PM CDST and observed for about 10 
minutes. Pictures taken. Was located at Reed Flying Service just east of P1698 
Prudhomme Road (LA 751). Medium sized songbird. Over all gray phoebe fly 
catching from farm equipment and top of flying service hangar. Pumping tail 
when perched and seemed to react to Say's Phoebe playback. Head and upper 
breast gray. Belly rufous/reddish. 

> Loggerhead Shrike  1
> Blue Jay  2
> American Crow  5
> Fish Crow 120 Large flock at south end of L. J. Richard Road at intersection 
with St. Marguerite Road. Counted by 25's. Seen flying and in two pecan trees. 
No apparent reason for concentration. Perhaps they were roosting. Found around 
5 PM. 

> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  16
> House Wren  1
> Carolina Wren  2
> Gray Catbird  1
> Northern Mockingbird  1
> Common Yellowthroat  1
> Savannah Sparrow  28
> Song Sparrow  1
> Northern Cardinal  1
> Red-winged Blackbird  17
> Brown-headed Cowbird  85
> House Sparrow  40
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20304496 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Tennessee with a sweet tooth
From: Lizette Wroten <lkwroten AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:50:45 -0500
This spring, numerous Tennessee Warblers as well as Indigo Buntings were
all over the bottlebrush flowers here. Fall migration's been a different
story....not a lot of birds stopping by, and those that have, haven't
stayed long. Today though, a TEWA with a sweet tooth made good use of the
"Big Paul" Turk's Caps in my yard. The nectar in these flowers isn't easily
accessed, and he was swinging all over the place, trying to get to it.
Never did get a good "sipping shot," but here's one of the better
"in-betweens"; https://www.flickr.com/photos/89510826 AT N05/15595137021/
Lizette Wroten
Harahan, La.
Subject: Re: Louisiana CBCs
From: "Johnson, Erik" <ejohnson AT AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:48:43 +0000
LAbird,

Steve Cardiff mentioned in an earlier post some hesitation about Creole on the 
22nd. I just wanted to confirm that date with everyone, so it was clear. 


Also, I would add that if anyone would like to take on a compiler role for New 
Iberia or Tensas River CBC, I can help get them rolling. 


Thanks, Marty, for compiling the CBC dates!

Cheers,
Erik Johnson
S Lafayette, LA
ejohnson AT audubon.org



-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
[mailto:LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Marty Floyd 

Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2014 6:41 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana CBCs

Some CBC dates have been posted for Louisiana. I'm not sure that I have caught 
all of them but I am making a listing. 



To date I have:
14 Dec - Lacassine-Thornwell
20 Dec - Sweet Lake-Cameron Prairie
21 Dec - Sabine NWR
22 Dec - Creole
30 Dec - Northshore-Slidell


neither New Iberia or Tensas River  will have CBCs


Please let me know of any I have missed. I will post more as I learn of them.


Thanks.




Marty Floyd
progne99 AT aol.com
Subject: FOS Red-breasted Nuthatch in Jena
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:49:17 -0700
labirders,
   Thought I'd share. When getting out of the car at the walking track,
near the Jena City Park, this morning at about 9:15 am, I heard the calls
of RB Nuthatches.  It sounded like 2 individuals responding to one another.
They seemed to be in the large pines or maybe other trees adjacent to the
overflow parking lot of a nearby church, oh.... lets say 100+ yards east of
where I was. Not a bird I get very often at all here in Jena, so that was a
nice way to start off the day's walk.
Happy Birding!
Jonathan Clark
Jena, Louisiana
Subject: Oak tree birds in Folsom, LA
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:11:42 -0500
Right now... yellow-throated warbler, rc kinglet and BH vireo in oak above
backyard deck.
Subject: Reminder: Plastic Paradise screening this Thursday at 6:30
From: "crystal.johnson.lsu AT gmail.com" <crystal.johnson.lsu@GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:15:50 -0500
*Reminder: BRAS presentation 6:30 PM, THIS THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014, BBS
Education Center (Note the special start time)*



BRAS Monthly Presentation

Movie: *Plastic Paradise*

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at *6:30 PM*

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's *Education Center*



Summary: Where does the plastic go?



"EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th
century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where
does it go?"



This month's Baton Rouge Audubon program will be a bit different.  We will
feature a screening of the movie *Plastic Paradise*.  A description of the
movie from the website (http://plasticparadisemovie.com/)



"Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the
most remote places on earth. And yet it's become ground zero for The Great
Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents. In
this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels
on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon.
Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and
volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption
and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined."



We will also feature a local tie-in by hearing from speakers from PaddleBR,
a local grassroots organization that has been working tirelessly to clean
up and improve waterways around Baton Rouge, focusing particularly on Bayou
Fountain and Bayou Manchac.



The program will start at *6:30 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014*.  Please
RSVP by sending an email to crystal.johnson.lsu AT gmail.com so that we can
add your name to the Bluebonnet Swamp guest list. Admission is free for
Baton Rouge Audubon Society members and $3.00 for non-members.



Please note that the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center's Education Center is
the newly renovated building just to the south (the left) of the Nature
Center. Parking is accessible by turning west onto North Glenstone Place;
the Education Center will be straight ahead on the right as the street
curves.



This should be a fascinating program and we hope to see everyone there!
Subject: Re: Cameron Parish 10-18
From: Rosemary Seidler <rseidler AT CENTENARY.EDU>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:07:52 -0500
Van,
_______________________________________________________________
No really good birds.

Mentionables: Eared Grebe, Least Bittern (getting late), 3 White-tailed Kites 
(Maes Beach area), Swainsons Hawk, Lesser BBG, 240+ Franklins Gulls (Holly 
Beach), 3 Merlins, 3 Caracaras, 35+ Scissor-tailes, Western Kingbird, 12 Cave 
Swallows, 2 Clay-colored Sparrows. 


__________________________________________________________________________________ 


Seems a bit jaded to me. But then maybe it's just that I live north of I10. : ) 


Rosemary Seidler
Shreveport
Subject: Cameron Parish 10-18
From: James V Remsen <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:04:12 +0000
LABIRD: a group of us took a visiting birder/musician from London to Cameron 
for the day. No really good birds. 


Mentionables: Eared Grebe, Least Bittern (getting late), 3 White-tailed Kites 
(Maes Beach area), Swainsons Hawk, Lesser BBG, 240+ Franklins Gulls (Holly 
Beach), 3 Merlins, 3 Caracaras, 35+ Scissor-tailes, Western Kingbird, 12 Cave 
Swallows, 2 Clay-colored Sparrows. FOF Blue-headed Vireo, Orange-cr. Warbler. 
The Rough-winged Swallow movement was impressive - steady stream going W from 
not long after sunrise to mid-day. By doing 1-minute counts for rates of 
passage, our estimate for Holly Beach was 13,000 and from Peveto, 3900. From 
birding in the interior on two mornings this week, it was clear that the 
species was moving W throughout the landscape, with hardly a moment during 
which at least some birds not in sky moving W. 


Migrant density in woods was very low. If someone would have told me that I 
wouldnt see a Catbird or Tennessee Warbler in 12 hrs of birding Cameron, I 
would have said they were crazy. Other than Nashville Warbler and Ruby-throated 
Hummingbird, migrant numbers were way below expectations for the date. Other 
than House Wren, wintering species also seemed scarce for date, with no Y-b 
Sapsuckers or Yellow-rumps, and only 1s and 2s of E. Phoebe, R-c Kinglet, Swamp 
Sparrow, Sedge Wren, and very few winter waterbirds. 


Gory details from main locations:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20274535
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20275061
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20275537
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20275191

Van Remsen

=================

Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Sunday morning from my front deck
From: James Whelan <jameswhelan AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:45:15 -0500
Labird,

I observed a flight of hawks from my front deck at 9 AM and did a one hour
hawk watch over the marsh towards Goose Point. I am on Mildred Drive in
Lacombe. Most of the birds were moving across the marsh towards the NE.

Birds observed were:

Anhinga 26

American White Pelican 85

Sharp-shinned Hawk 12

Bald Eagle 1

Red-tailed Hawk 8

Buteo sp. 35

American Kestrel 2

Merlin 1

 

Regards,

Jim Whelan
Subject: FOS Hermit thrush, song sparrow in NE LA
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:42:49 -0500
A walk around my yard and my brother's yard next door produced 21 species
with FOS Hermit Thrush and Song Sparrow.  There was also a fly over
Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  Yellow-rumped Warblers were abundant as were
White-throated Sparrows.  Indigo Buntings persist along with 1 Ruby-throated
Hummingbird.

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20274839

Roselie Overby
Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish
Subject: Night flight on Carr Dr.
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:44:03 -0500
Sitting on our pier right now facing due south, hearing birds overhead going 
south over Lake P. I've no experience with night flights, but it sounds vaguely 
like I. Buntings. I wish I could ID the wave flying over! 


Wendy Rihner
Slidell

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Louisiana CBCs
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:41:23 -0400
Some CBC dates have been posted for Louisiana. I'm not sure that I have caught 
all of them but I am making a listing. 



To date I have:
14 Dec - Lacassine-Thornwell
20 Dec - Sweet Lake-Cameron Prairie
21 Dec - Sabine NWR
22 Dec - Creole
30 Dec - Northshore-Slidell


neither New Iberia or Tensas River  will have CBCs


Please let me know of any I have missed. I will post more as I learn of them.


Thanks.




Marty Floyd
progne99 AT aol.com


Subject: Re: Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 18, 2014
From: Ed Wallace <mottledduck AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:57:17 -0500
I think I saw you this morning.  I could not stop because my wife had called
me to come home.  I had 48 species.  You had better luck with warblers - I
did not get palm warbler.  Best birds were a lark sparrow and a tufted
titmouse (there always harder to find on the South shore).  

Ed

-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds
[mailto:LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Claire Thomas
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2014 5:27 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 18,
2014

Claire Thomas
claire AT clairedthomas.com



Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 18, 2014
> Date: October 18, 2014 at 5:26:35 PM CDT
> To: claire AT clairedthomas.com
> 
> City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, US-LA Oct 18, 2014 9:46 AM - 
> 12:34 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Lovely morning, sunny, cool, slight breeze. Most warblers
seen after crossing the bridge at the back of the forest onto the golf
course. Flock of Palm Warblers was a treat! 
Submitted from BirdLog World for iOS, version 1.8 > 36 species > > Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1 Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) > 2 Great Egret (Ardea alba) 6 Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 6 Little > Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) 1 > Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 15 On golf course > White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 5 > Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2 > Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1 > Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 8 Mourning > Dove (Zenaida macroura) 6 Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 > Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1 Downy Woodpecker > (Picoides pubescens) 5 Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1 > American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus > virens) 1 Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2 Loggerhead Shrike > (Lanius ludovicianus) 1 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 12 American > Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 13 Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2 > Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2 Carolina Wren > (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila > caerulea) 2 Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 3 Northern Mockingbird > (Mimus polyglottos) 3 Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 1 > Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 7 American Redstart > (Setophaga ruticilla) 1 Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 25 > Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1 Swamp Sparrow > (Melospiza georgiana) 4 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5 > Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 7 House Finch (Haemorhous > mexicanus) 1 > > View this checklist online at > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20269457 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) >
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 18, 2014
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:26:54 -0500
Claire Thomas
claire AT clairedthomas.com



Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 18, 2014
> Date: October 18, 2014 at 5:26:35 PM CDT
> To: claire AT clairedthomas.com
> 
> City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, US-LA
> Oct 18, 2014 9:46 AM - 12:34 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Lovely morning, sunny, cool, slight breeze. Most warblers seen 
after crossing the bridge at the back of the forest onto the golf course. Flock 
of Palm Warblers was a treat! 
Submitted from BirdLog World for iOS, version 1.8 > 36 species > > Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1 > Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 2 > Great Egret (Ardea alba) 6 > Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 6 > Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) 1 > Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 15 On golf course > White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 5 > Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2 > Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1 > Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 8 > Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 6 > Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 > Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1 > Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 5 > Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1 > American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1 > Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 > Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2 > Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) 1 > Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 12 > American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 13 > Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2 > Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2 > Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3 > Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 2 > Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 3 > Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 3 > Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 1 > Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 7 > American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1 > Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 25 > Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1 > Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 4 > Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5 > Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 7 > House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1 > > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20269457 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) >
Subject: Parish checklist updates
From: Rosemary Seidler <rseidler AT CENTENARY.EDU>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:22:03 -0500
Greetings,

All parish checklists have been updated and are now on line at:

 http://birdstudygroup.org/ or http://losbird.org/ then click on The Louisiana 
Parish Checklist Project. 


The changes are shown in RED on the EXCEL master spreadsheet. I also updated 
eBird totals for each parish on the master spreadsheet. 


Thanks to Jeff Trahan for updating the Shreveport Bird Study Group webpage, to 
David L'Hoste for putting this project on the LOS web page and to so many of 
you who keep me informed of additions. 


If you have trouble downloading checklists or the master spreadsheet email me 
and I'll try to get a list to you. 


Rosemary Seidler
Shreveport, LA
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Claire D. Thomas, Tall Timbers Sub, Mandeville, Oct 18, 2014
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:19:31 -0500
Broad wings were a treat! FOS YRWA

Claire Thomas
claire AT clairedthomas.com



Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Claire D. Thomas, Tall Timbers Sub, Mandeville, Oct 
18, 2014 

> Date: October 18, 2014 at 5:18:17 PM CDT
> To: claire AT clairedthomas.com
> 
> Claire D. Thomas, Tall Timbers Sub, Mandeville, St. Tammany, US-LA
> Oct 18, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Lovely afternoon!
> 28 species
> 
> Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
> Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 22 High above the house all together 
moving east to west. 

> Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  3
> Inca Dove (Columbina inca)  4
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  7
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  3
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  1
> Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)  2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  12
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  6
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  4
> Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)  3
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  6
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
> Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  6
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  2
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  4
> Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  4
> Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
> Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  2
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  8
> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  6
> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  3
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20269423 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
> 
Subject: FOS in Washington parish today
From: janine robin <janinerobin1982 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:05:16 -0500
Hi LA birders,
I birded my usual spots in Washington parish this morning and got a few FOS
species. Wilson's snipe, white-throated sparrow, savannah sparrow and
eastern phoebe. There were still indigo buntings around and eastern wood
pewees. Strangely enough.....no rock pigeons or house sparrows at the LSU
ag research center. There are usually lots of both species around the barn.
Best,
Janine Robin
Folsom, LA
St Tammany parish
Subject: FOS's and Catahoula NWR observations
From: Jonathan Clark <falloutbird1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:51:56 -0700
labirders,

   This morning (10/18) I finally had my FOS White-throated Sparrows here
at the house in Jena. I then went to the walking track about a mile south
of my house and heard the species again there. Multiple individuals heard
at each of the above locations, but none seen.

   Also, I finally put up a blog post covering the two trips to HQ unit of
Catahoula NWR for the first two weeks of October. The link to that post is
below. If you do check out the post and think you can put a positive i.d.
to the empidonax sp. shown in a couple of the photos, then please let me
know via email. I'm leaning Least Flycatcher.

http://falloutbird2014.blogspot.com/2014/10/catahoula-nwr-first-half-of-october-2014.html 


   Lots and lots of American White Pelicans on 10/14 trip.
   Tom and Brenda Pollock and I went to the refuge on 10/16 and got a
couple of more FOS; Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. That
one hasn't been ebirded or blogged yet, but I will have that up tomorrow.

I'm still waiting on the Yellow-rumps!

Happy Birding!
Jonathan Clark
Jena, Louisiana
Subject: Winter Song Birds in Central Louisiana
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:08:50 -0500
Birded along Campbell Creek Cemetery Road in NW Rapides Parish this morning. 
The road is on the south side of LA 8 about 5 miles west of I-49. It is mostly 
pine plantation including recent clear cuts, a couple of homes, and, at the 
end, a large cemetery. There is some mixed hardwood here and there and a small 
creek crosses the road near the cemetery. Distance is about 1.8 miles from LA 8 
to the cemetery. Submitted an e-bird report that I cannot access just now but 
is available via the e-bird Explore Data Option for Louisiana. Nice to find 
Eastern Phoebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush and 
Yellow-rumped Warbler. 


Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
EASTERN PHOEBE - 1
BLUE-HEADED VIREO - 1
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - 2
Eastern Bluebird
HERMIT THRUSH - 3 - flagged by e-bird filter - a bit early, perhaps?
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER - 2
Pine Warbler 
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal

Jay Huner
Subject: FOF Orange-crowned warbler
From: Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco AT NICHOLLS.EDU>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:57:03 -0500
Yesterday at the dripper/bird bath, our FOF OCWA made several visits,
bathing and drinking.  The jelly dish has now been filled and set out.
Hopefully, the OCWA will find it before the mockers and sparrows clean it
out.

Good birding,
Beth Maniscalco
Thibodaux, LA
(Approx. 60 miles SW of New Orleans)
Subject: Passages
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:52:17 -0500
LABIRDERS,

Ruby-throated migration here is down to an inevitable trickle. Yesterday 
and the day before, I estimated a surprisingly healthy 8 to 10 
individuals jousting for domination of the flowers. There has been very, 
very little feeder usage.

This morning, a mere 2 were contesting the front /Salvia/ garden. This 
is about an average time of the month of October for the passage to 
cease. Our spring/summer/fall host said that she wasn't sure there were 
enough birds there to justify running a banding session tomorrow. We'll 
see.

The very welcome cool front passed through a few days ago, bringing 
about half an inch of rain. October being our driest month. It also 
dropped a plethora of Common Yellowthroats and Indigo Buntings. This 
morning, while watching for hummers, I could hear Rose-breasted 
Grosbeaks in every direction.

NLN

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Casa Colibr
Metairie, LA USA

http://www.casacolibri.net/
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Subject: White-throated Sp, Nashville W in NE LA
From: Roselie Overby <rosebird8791 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:24:14 -0500
FOS White-throated Sparrows arrived in the yard yesterday afternoon right in
the normal arrival window for this area.  I saw one Nashville Warbler
yesterday morning.  Indigo Buntings are still moving through.  At least 2
immature Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are still in the yard.

Overall migration has been slow in the yard.  On Oct 7, one Yellow-rumped
Warbler was in the pines and on Oct 8, an E. Phoebe was feeding in the yard.
Oct 12, 2 N. Flickers moved through the property.  Brown Thrashers have been
more numerous on the property.  Fifteen (15) N. Cardinals were moving
through the treetops Oct. 11.

Roselie Overby
Oak Grove in W. Carroll Parish  
Subject: FOS White-throated Sparrow
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:49 -0500
Just had my FOS White-throated Sparrow chipping from one of my brush piles 
while I was watering flowers. 


It's officially winter!

John Dillon
Athens, LA

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Subject: Lake Martin Oct 16 - be on the lookout for
From: John Romano <birderjuan AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:26:17 -0500
a possible Greater Pewee is the area of the north boat landing by the Ruth 
Canal: 

 
My documentatioon is inadequate as number 1, I do not have a photo, and number 
2, I did not 

make a specific observation of the bill, which is critical. What it did see in 
open view from about 30 feet was a large dark Pewee ( very large compared to 
the White-eyed vireos and Indigo Bunting near by and comparable in size to the 
Cardinals around ) - the bird was overall dark on the head and back and with a 
very pronounced crest. It had 2 noticable buff colored wingbars. It did not 
have the vest of an Olive-sided Flycatcher and was simply too large for an 
eastern pewee. I have seen this species before in Arizona. 

I checked the e-bird data, abd I see that there were multiple reports of a 
Greater Pewee in the Houston Tx area up thru Oct 7th of this year. For this 
reason I want to give a heads up for this possible species for anyone in the 
area. 

The bird was seen at Lake Martin in the area of the north boat landing at the 
Ruth Canal. 

Subject: space available on kayak tour, Yellow Rails and Rice Fest
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:41:27 -0500
Hello Labirders-
     The Sixth Annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival is now at 100%
capacity.  We do, however, still have spaces available for the *guided
KAYAK TOUR* of scenic Lacassine Bayou on Friday 31 October, and we are
opening up that specific activity to the general birding public (fee
required- kayak, gear, snack provided).  A description of the kayak tour
can be found at:


http://www.snowyegretenterprises.com/Snowy_Egret_Enterprises/additional_offerings.html 


      Space is also still available for the *Bird Banding workshop*
Thursday-Saturday 30 Oct-1 Nov (fee required), and for *post-festival rail
searching* on Thursday-Saturday, 6-8 November (fee required).  Check out
details at:



http://www.snowyegretenterprises.com/Snowy_Egret_Enterprises/post-festival_offerings.html 




http://www.snowyegretenterprises.com/Snowy_Egret_Enterprises/Banding_workshop.html 


      General online registration will be shutting down shortly, but you
can still register online specifically for the kayak tour, banding
workshop, or the post festival tour until those activities are full.

     It may also be possible to arrange other post-festival rail watching
activities.  Contact us directly at:

yellowrailsandrice AT gmail.com

Cheers,

Steve Cardiff & Donna Dittmann
#######################

Check out the YRARF 2014 website for full details:


http://www.snowyegretenterprises.com/Snowy_Egret_Enterprises/Yellow_Rails_%26_Rice_Festival.html 


If you have questions, please contact us at:

yellowrailsandrice AT gmail.com

Cheers,

Steve Cardiff & Donna Dittmann
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatchersin Iberia Parish
From: Elias <ejlandry AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:30:21 -0500
Had 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on Derouen Road and at least one more about a 
mile further down on Robitaille Road in Iberia Parish this afternoon. Always 
nice to see these guys close to home instead of having to go so many miles 
west. 


Elias LandryAvery Island, Louisiana 		 	   		  
Subject: LOS Fall Meeting registration for dinner
From: "Judith O'Neale" <00000069de77060c-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:51:54 +0000
Please let me know if you plan to attend the meeting and would like to join us 
for the gumbo dinner on Saturday night. We need to send the total number to the 
caterer tomorrow. 





Please email me off list at:  jloneale AT aol.com




We accept walk-in registration only folks at the meeting.  




Thanks,




Judith O’Neale

Lafayette LA







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Subject: Grand Isle, 10/14/14, etc.
From: Wendy Rihner <wrihner AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:43:11 -0500
Labird:

A pleasant, but windy day on Grand Isle yesterday.  The highlight was a
Western Tanager in the Landry-LeBlanc Tract that I did not report on Ebird.

And this morning in Metairie, the Nashville Warbler theme carried over into
the backyard.

Wendy Rihner



Lafitte Woods Preserve--Landry-LeBlanc Tract, Jefferson, US-LA
Oct 14, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


Great Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Osprey  2
Northern Harrier  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
White-eyed Vireo  3
Barn Swallow  10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Gray Catbird  2
Ovenbird  1
Hooded Warbler  3
American Redstart  4
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Common Grackle  3


Lafitte Woods Preserve--Grilletta Tract, Jefferson, US-LA
Oct 14, 2014 7:50 AM - 10:35 AM


Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
White-eyed Vireo  15
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Gray Catbird  5
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  15
Northern Waterthrush  1
Tennessee Warbler  4
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  6
Hooded Warbler  3
American Redstart  5
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  3
Northern Cardinal  3
Indigo Bunting  4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20233121

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Pine Siskins
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:34:34 -0400
Correction - two pine siskins at my house south of Cheneyville. Verified and 
each now wears a numbered bracelet. 




Marty Floyd
progne99 AT aol.com


Subject: Re: LSU breaks world big day record - 354 species
From: Robb Brumfield <robb AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:40:13 +0000
And only Meyer de Schauensee as a field guide. It's a bit like comparing sports 
teams from different eras. 


Here's a video of Scott Robinson recounting he and Ted's Big Day: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUXAEwWw-LQ 



Robb Brumfield, Director
Museum of Natural Science
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

office telephone: 225-578-3081
cell: 225-202-8892
fax: 225-578-3075

On Oct 15, 2014, at 11:04 AM, John Arvin 
> wrote: 


Congratulations to the Tigrisomas.! I would point out that Ted and Scott had no 
help in setting their record from motorized transport. No doubt their 
transportation was limited to rubber boots and Ted's signature Converse 
Hightops. I look forward to an attempt to break the record using the same gear. 

jca

John C. Arvin
Research Associate
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
103 West Hwy 332
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
jarvin AT gcbo.org
www.gcbo.org

Austin, Texas

________________________________
From: "Robb Brumfield" >
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:03 AM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] LSU breaks world big day record - 354 species

Not Louisiana birding, but of interest to many of you. Yesterday, a team from 
the LSU Museum of Natural Science broke the world big day record in Peru by 
identifying 354 species in 24 hours. The previous record was set by legendary 
LSU ornithologist Ted Parker and Princeton grad student Scott Robinson back in 
1982. Having participated in many big days with much lesser totals I can't 
imagine accomplishing this feat. It's impressive. I'm very proud of them. 


I have zero details other than the total, but details and a trip report should 
emerge soon I hope at lsubigday.org and/or at 
facebook.com/LSUBigDay 


Thanks to all of you on LABIRD for your support of the LSU Museum of Natural 
Science! 





Robb Brumfield, Director and Roy Paul Daniels Professor
Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

office telephone: 225-578-3081
cell: 225-202-8892
fax: 225-578-3075


Subject: Re: LSU breaks world big day record - 354 species
From: "Nancy L. Newfield" <nancy AT CASACOLIBRI.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:38:57 -0500
Thanks for this report, Robb,

On 10/15/2014 9:03 AM, Robb Brumfield wrote:

> Not Louisiana birding, but of interest to many of you. Yesterday, a team from 
the LSU Museum of Natural Science broke the world big day record in Peru by 
identifying 354 species in 24 hours. The previous record was set by legendary 
LSU ornithologist Ted Parker and Princeton grad student Scott Robinson back in 
1982. Having participated in many big days with much lesser totals I can't 
imagine accomplishing this feat. It's impressive. I'm very proud of them. 

>
> I have zero details other than the total, but details and a trip report 
should emerge soon I hope at lsubigday.org and/or at facebook.com/LSUBigDay 

>
> Thanks to all of you on LABIRD for your support of the LSU Museum of Natural 
Science! 


Indeed, this is an astonishing feat and it will become the new challenge 
to future generations.  I am sure the team was running on pure 
adrenaline toward the finish.  We should be mindful that this new Big 
Day record was more than a game.  It was run as a fund raiser for the 
important work of the Museum of Natural Science.  My check went in the 
mail last week and I urge others to extend their congratulation$ in a 
more $ubstantial manner than just applau$e.

NLN

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Subject: LSU breaks world big day record - 354 species
From: Robb Brumfield <robb AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:03:27 +0000
Not Louisiana birding, but of interest to many of you. Yesterday, a team from 
the LSU Museum of Natural Science broke the world big day record in Peru by 
identifying 354 species in 24 hours. The previous record was set by legendary 
LSU ornithologist Ted Parker and Princeton grad student Scott Robinson back in 
1982. Having participated in many big days with much lesser totals I can't 
imagine accomplishing this feat. It's impressive. I'm very proud of them. 


I have zero details other than the total, but details and a trip report should 
emerge soon I hope at lsubigday.org and/or at facebook.com/LSUBigDay 


Thanks to all of you on LABIRD for your support of the LSU Museum of Natural 
Science! 





Robb Brumfield, Director and Roy Paul Daniels Professor
Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

office telephone: 225-578-3081
cell: 225-202-8892
fax: 225-578-3075
Subject: pine siskin
From: Marty Floyd <000000188c541d04-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:53:50 -0400
A lone pine siskin on feeder south of Cheneyville in Rapides Parish (barely)



Marty Floyd
progne99 AT aol.com


Subject: FW: LBRC - scissor-tail 10-14-14
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux AT LUSFIBER.NET>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:51:36 -0500
Labird,
        Forwarded from Linda Nix, from The Woodlands, in Hammond.

Paul Conover
Lafayette

-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Anne Nix [mailto:lagator AT mindspring.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:17 AM
To: zoiseaux AT lusfiber.net
Subject: LBRC - scissor-tail 10-14-14

Not an extremely rare bird, but I don't know how else to get the word out so 
others can see him before he moves on. Believe he was blown in on storm last 
night, 10/13/14, and probably stayed in heavy foliage of oak trees very close 
to wire where first observed grooming overnight. He was not furtive nor was he 
alarmed by my presence. Just getting early morning sun and putting feathers 
back in place. 


This is a townhome "community," open space and scattered trees, power poles and 
lines. Area immediately around the community is rural, alternating tree patches 
and open farm land, encroaching development; small ponds. 


Quite an unexpected thrill on my morning walk-about; I'd intended to be 
listening for hummingbird twitter to see if they were still in the development 
but forgot all about them when I saw this guy. 


Thank you.
Linda Nix
Subject: Geese over Lafayette tonight.
From: Matt Conn <mconn AT SEGENVIRO.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:06:24 +0000
Walked outside to bring trash to the curb (in the rain) tonight and heard 
several geese calling high above. First ones I have have heard or seen yet this 
season. 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: California Gull retraction
From: Rob Dobbs <rcdobbs AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:59:14 -0500
Upon examining photos, it looks like our putative California is a large,
long-winged 1st cycle Ring-billed. An interesting gull... its larger than
typical Ring-billed, and has notably longer wing projection, based on
direct comparisons.But it has distinctly pale greater upperwing coverts, as
well as more delicate head shape and other factors,which suggest
Ring-billed.

Rob Dobbs
Lafayette
Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch
From: Tommy Walker <birdman3607 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:40:07 -0500
LABIRD,
    I am relaying for James Beck,

Tommy, it's James....can u post to LABIRD for me that I just had a
Red-breasted Nuthatch on First St. in Broussard? Thanks!


-- 
Tommy Walker, Jr.
Metairie, La.
Subject: California Gull on Holly Beach
From: Rob Dobbs <rcdobbs AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:26:35 -0500
Paul Martin and I had a 2nd cycle California Gull on Holly Beach Sunday
afternoon....photos/documentation to be submitted. The bird was with a
mixed gull flock just west of town. Other gulls in the flock included 1
Lesser Black-backed, 3 Herring, 3 Ring-billed, many Laughing, and 1
Franklin's.

Rob Dobbs
Lafayette
Subject: late Wood Stork nr. St. Gabriel
From: James V Remsen <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:05:11 +0000
LABIRD: mid-day hawk-watches have been stunningly dead since late August for 
unknown reasons (and Smith Point in TX had record-low totals of hawks for Sept. 
also). Yesterday and today were different  finally some movement, highlighted 
by one of my latest-ever Wood Storks, a solo bird going SW. Other mentionables 
today: latish (for my place) Cliff Swallow, 380 White Pelicans going SE, 4 
Sharpies (obvious pulse), 12 Broad-wingeds (more than the last 5 weeks combined 
 terrible fall), a couple of Bald Eagles, and good numbers of Rough-wingeds 
and Barns (Tree Swallow still very scarce). Yesterday a Peregrine going S was 
the highlight, plus another 160 White Pelicans. My woods continue to have few 
migrants - only 3 Redstarts, 3 Wood Thrushes, a Philly Vireo, 1 Acadian, and a 
number of Catbirds. 


Van Remsen, nr. St. Gabriel, Iberville Par.


=================

Dr. J. V. Remsen
Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
najamesLSU.edu
Subject: Peregrine Falcon
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:40:46 -0500
Labirders,

Billy Jones and I came across this Peregrine Falcon sitting atop a utility
pole overlooking the beach between Holly Beach and Johnson Bayou Saturday
AM.

I haven't seen many of these striking Falcons and it is always a pleasure.
Hopefully it will hang around for all to see.

Picture at http://tfinnie.blogspot.com/

Have a Great Weekend, :)
Tom
Subject: Yellow-green Vireo, Cameron.
From: Paul Conover <zoiseaux AT LUSFIBER.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:05:53 -0500
Labird,

         A heads-up if you're going to Cameron soon. Jay Huner, Dave Patton,
and I had a Yellow-green Vireo at the BRAS Peveto Woods Sanctuary this
morning.  We got the briefest of looks and luckily a couple of photos before
we lost it. We never relocated it. I don't know whether that means it was
moving on, was too stealthy for us to luck onto again, or if it's just using
a corner of the woods we didn't work well.  Whatever the case, it wasn't
very easy to see even when it was in front of us.  

         I recall a fall YGVI report from Steve Cardiff, Donna Dittmann, and
Mac Myers a few years ago.  If memory serves me well, their encounter
followed the same basic script of quick looks then a vanishing act.  

         So, if you happen to see it, try to get images of it while you can.

 

Paul Conover

Lafayette
Subject: Re: Great Black-backed Gull at Elmer's, Horned Lark near Elmer's, etc.
From: "Steven W. Cardiff" <scardif AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:43:19 -0500
Correction- GREG LAVATY, not Greg Lavity

On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Steven W. Cardiff 
wrote:

> Labird-
>      During beach bird surveys earlier this week in the vicinity of
> Elmer's Island.....
>
> --There was an immature Great Black-backed Gull at Elmer's Island on Wed
> 10/8.  The bird was found and photographed by Richard DeMay/Greg Lavity
> near where the road first intercepts the beach.  Dittmann and I later
> relocated it with a mixed gull-tern flock several miles to the east.  It's
> a first year bird transitioning to second winter plumage.
>
> --A Horned Lark along the beach a few kilometers west of Elmer's
> (restricted access) was a shocker on Wednesday 10/8.  Donna got some decent
> photos of it.  We later learned that it had been seen and photographed the
> previous day by DeMay/Lavity.  This may be only the second occurrence for
> the immediate SE LA coast (Grand Isle 4/5/87-Dan Purrington) and may be the
> earliest fall occurrence for southern LA.
>
> Also of interest in that general area on 10/8 were 4-5 Lesser Black-backed
> Gulls (including a second winter bird at Elmer's) of varying ages, a
> White-winged Dove flushed along the entrance road, and a Loggerhead Shrike
> along the beach several kilometers West of Elmer's.  Nelson's Sparrows had
> arrived in good numbers.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Steve Cardiff
>
>