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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" ]
10 Oct Great Black-backed Gull at Elmer's, Horned Lark near Elmer's, etc. ["Steven W. Cardiff" ]
9 Oct Birding Trip to Grand Isle on Sat., Oct. 11 [Jennifer Coulson ]
8 Oct Pied-billed Grebe [thomas finnie ]
8 Oct BRAS presentation 6:30 PM, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, BBS Education Center (Note the special start time) ["crystal.johnson.lsu AT gmail.com" ]
8 Oct Red-necked Phalarope Livingston Par. 8 Oct ["James V. Remsen, Jr." ]
7 Oct Peveto Woods, Tuesday 10/7/14 [Dave Patton ]
7 Oct Cedar Waxwings today- Shreveport/ Caddo parish- 10/07 [Terry Davis ]
7 Oct Cameron [Melvin Weber ]
6 Oct Gone with the wind [thomas finnie ]
6 Oct Coots and Notes from CENLA plus Kincaid Reservoir, Oct 6, 2014 [Jay V Huner ]
6 Oct Baton Rouge area 10-6 [Michael Bernard ]
6 Oct kinglet [Claire Thomas ]
6 Oct Re: LABIRD-L Digest - 4 Oct 2014 to 5 Oct 2014 (#2014-269) ["Katherine C. King" ]
6 Oct Summer Tanager [Thomas Sylvest ]
6 Oct Peveto Woods Work Day, Saturday Oct 11th [Dave Patton ]
5 Oct three eagles [Charles Williams ]
5 Oct Chimney swifts [Thomas Sylvest ]
5 Oct Black-billed Cuckoo nr. St. Gabriel ["James V. Remsen, Jr." ]
5 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near LSU campus [Tim White ]
5 Oct Eagle [Beth Maniscalco ]
5 Oct Re: Visiting UK birder looking for birding company/guide Oct 17-18 [Jane Patterson ]
5 Oct Visiting UK birder looking for birding company/guide Oct 17-18 [Jane Patterson ]
5 Oct Re: Algiers - Bald Eagles ["Sherry, Thomas W" ]
5 Oct LABIRD-L Algiers - Bald Eagles ["Steven - Stone Source Int'l" ]
5 Oct (LABIRD-L) Algiers - Bald Eagles ["Steven - Stone Source Int'l" ]
5 Oct Algiers - Bald Eagles ["Steven - Stone Source Int'l" ]
5 Oct I310 Bald Eagle ["Driscoll, Melanie" ]
5 Oct bald eagles [Claire Thomas ]
5 Oct Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 4, 2014 [Claire Thomas ]
5 Oct Birds at Richfield Riversilt [Jane Patterson ]
4 Oct Migration and moon watching [Jed Pitre ]
4 Oct Cameron Trip and East Jetty Beach, Oct 4, 2014 [Jay V Huner ]
4 Oct Indigo Buntings [cecil tarver ]
4 Oct Cameron Parish, LA, Oct 4, 2014 [Michael Musumeche ]
4 Oct For Joan Garvey, et al [Dan Purrington ]
4 Oct Injured white winged dove [Susan Edmunds ]

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 
(Mae’s Beach area), Swainson’s Hawk, Lesser BBG, 240+ Franklin’s 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 
(Mae’s Beach area), Swainson’s Hawk, Lesser BBG, 240+ Franklin’s 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 
wouldn’t 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 Colibrí
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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Casa Colibrí
Metairie, LA USA

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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. 


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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
>
>
Subject: 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 12:20:40 -0500
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
Subject: Birding Trip to Grand Isle on Sat., Oct. 11
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:35:54 -0500
 *Birding Grand Isle *(all day trip)

Date: Saturday, Oct. 11

Time: 8:00 a.m.

 Meet at the grocery/gas station on the corner of Hwy. 1 and Hwy 3090
(Fourchon Rd.). Note: The new bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway is
now a TOLL BRIDGE. Pay your toll ahead of time at www.geauxpass.com

Leader: Grand Isle’s own Casey Wright (504) 343-6225

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


*Orleans Audubon Society *orleansaudubon AT aol.com
www.jjaudubon.net
Subject: Pied-billed Grebe
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:46:35 -0500
Labirders,

Have you ever seen a Pied-billed Grebe out of the water and walking.

How was the 'Blood Moon' this AM?

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

Best, :)
Tom
Subject: BRAS presentation 6:30 PM, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, BBS Education Center (Note the special start time)
From: "crystal.johnson.lsu AT gmail.com" <crystal.johnson.lsu@GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 18:00:57 -0500
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: Red-necked Phalarope Livingston Par. 8 Oct
From: "James V. Remsen, Jr." <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:00:25 -0500
LABIRD — on restricted-access property in Livingston Par. today, I had a 
Red-necked Phalarope. It stayed far from away from me, but I was able to get 
some miserable photos that may suffice as documentation. Unfortunately, it flew 
off while I was there, and although I waited and waited, it did not return. 
Other good birds were: 


— 1 Dunlin (decent photos), a species unaccountably rare in Baton Rouge region 
— I’ve still never seen one in EBR or Iberville. No previous eBird record for 
parish. 

— 1 Stilt Sandpiper (also fairly rare locally, only 1 previous Livingston STSA 
record) 

— 1 Western Sandp. (also fairly rare locally)
— 1 N. Pintail (likewise rare locally; only 1 previous eBird Livingston STSA 
record) 

— 1  Horned Grebe.  First eBird Livingston record.

A Cooper’s Hawk was persistently hunting doves over the area, doing a sort-of 
butterfly flight as if to flush things, and it spooked all the shorebirds. A 
Kestrel working the area also contributed to pandemonium. By the time I left, 
all shorebirds had flown off into oblivion except for some Killdeer. Adding to 
the frustration was that 4 likely Baird’s Sandpipers, which also would have 
been new for Livingston, flew by at one point, but never landed to confirm ID. 



=================
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: Peveto Woods, Tuesday 10/7/14
From: Dave Patton <wdpatton AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 23:28:49 -0400
Labird,
I have been in Cameron that last two days. I have been making sure the 
carpenters for the new sanctuary shelter have everything they needed and trying 
to stay out of their way. I slip away and bird the sanctuary from time to time 
and today was very nice. The morning started rather slow around 7AM, but by 
noon, the activity was nice. Good numbers of American Redstarts, Indigo 
Buntings and Gray Catbirds. Estimated numbers for some of the birds listed 
below: 


Gray Catbirds  -  10
American Redstarts  -  12
Black-and-white Warblers  -  3
Tennessee Warblers  -  3
Magnolia Warbler  -  2
Yellow-throated Warbler  -  1
Prairie Warbler  -  1
Wilson's Warbler  -  2
Hooded warbler  -  1
Common Yellowthroat  -  4
Summer Tanager  -  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  -  3
Blue Grosbeak  -  1
Indigo Bunting  -  10
Painted Bunting - 3
Eastern Wood Peewee  -  2
Empid sp.  -  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  -  1
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher  -  6
White-eyed Vireo  -  4
Red-=eyed Vireo  -  2
Blue-headed Vireo  -  1

The mosquitoes and flies have made a modest comeback with the warm southern 
breezes. but they are not too bad. Anyone wishing to stop by the sanctuary 
Saturday morning, we will be having a work day from 10AM to 2PM. 


Dave Patton
Lafayette
Subject: Cedar Waxwings today- Shreveport/ Caddo parish- 10/07
From: Terry Davis <terkchip AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 21:05:27 -0500
Hey birders, It doesn't seem super-duper early but had my fof Cedar Waxwing
at 4:20 this afternoon in Shreveport. I was working at a private residence
just northeast of the intersection of Fern and Pierremont. I heard them
overhead from a good distance, then looked up to see two moving in from the
~north and dropping into a large oak. Moments later, there was also a small
pulse movement of buteo overhead to the south with two Red-tailed and two
Red-shouldered Hawk. Earlier this morning, an American Kestrel was also
noted moving overhead to the south. The residence has a very large tree
Ligustrum which becomes loaded with fruit every year. Although the fruit is
a long long way from ripening, Cedar Waxwing seem to like this particular
yard/ portion of the neighborhood, anyway. Among many other places, it's
been a good area to see them consistently throughout much of their fall,
winter and spring stay each year.

Good birding,

Terry
Subject: Cameron
From: Melvin Weber <mweber AT RTCONLINE.COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 06:52:47 -0500
Made it to Cameron Monday 10-6-14. Robbie Bacon couldn’t make it so I probably 
missed out on 10 other species. 


At Willow Island I had two Chucks and a Pine Warbler. At East Jetty the two 
Oystercatchers were sunning on the jetty rocks. I did have two Clay-colored 
Sparrows on the fence near the tower. Marbled Godwits, Reddish Egrets, same old 
stuff. Holly Beach west was a bust. A squall was brewing and the surf was high. 
Few birds seen. At Peveto (after the rain) there wasn’t a lot of birds and 
those there were hard to see. I found 5 species of vireos, Red-eye, White-eye, 
Yellow-throated, Philadelphia, and a Blue-headed. One bird of each species 
except for White-eye. Seven species of warblers (expected stuff). My first 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet and my first Phoebe. My best bird was a Black-headed 
Grosbeak (Female type). Other than that I was surprised to have a single Wood 
Stork fly over going east. A few hawks around including all three falcons. 
Three Caracaras which is becoming expected. Not a lot of swallows but all 
species were represented including one group with 20 Cav! 

 e Swallows near Rutherford Beach.

Always fun birding Cameron.
Subject: Gone with the wind
From: thomas finnie <finnie.tom AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 20:11:46 -0500
Labirders,

Alas, our delightful RT Hummers in our yard departed as the cool front
moved through this past weekend.

Story and picture at http://tfinnie.blogspot.com/

Have a Great Week, :)
Tom
Subject: Coots and Notes from CENLA plus Kincaid Reservoir, Oct 6, 2014
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:56:52 -0500
I went to Kincaid Reservoir this morning to see if I could find any incoming 
waterbirds. Pied-billed Grebes and American Coots were clearly new and 
apparently associated with recent frontal passage. There was a balled-up flock 
of coots in the Tunk's inlet. This is characteristic of recently arrived coots. 
There was a similar flock on the north side of Pintail Loop this past Saturday 
afternoon. 


When I got home, we had steady light rain and I found 3 coots next to my break 
water on Cotile Lake. They were as balled up as 3 coots could be. 


Heard a resident White-breasted Nuthatch at dawn in front of my home. WBNU is 
tricky because they sure sound a lot like Blue Jays which are far more abundant 
in this area than nuthatches. 


About the only certain migrant songbird was a single Eastern Phoebe.

Jay Huner


> Kincaid Reservoir, Rapides, US-LA
> Oct 6, 2014 7:45 AM - 9:40 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Birding dam area accessed from Tunk's Cypress Inn off LA 28 W. 
Cloudy to start then overcast with rain starting shortly after I left. Cool. 
Light wind. 

> 32 species
> 
> Pied-billed Grebe  8
> Double-crested Cormorant  1
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Great Egret  1
> Red-shouldered Hawk  1
> American Coot  59
> Killdeer  11
> Spotted Sandpiper  2
> Mourning Dove  6
> Chimney Swift  2
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
> Belted Kingfisher  3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  8
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Northern Flicker  3
> Pileated Woodpecker  2
> Eastern Phoebe  1
> White-eyed Vireo  1
> Blue Jay  20
> American Crow  15
> Fish Crow  2
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  48
> Barn Swallow  15
> Carolina Chickadee  2
> Tufted Titmouse  2
> Carolina Wren  4
> Eastern Bluebird  3
> Brown Thrasher  1
> Northern Mockingbird  2
> European Starling  1
> Hooded Warbler  1
> Common Grackle  1
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20049365 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Baton Rouge area 10-6
From: Michael Bernard <mbernard128 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 17:31:14 -0500
I had a few hours to kill in the Baton Rouge area. I headed to River Road and 
saw the following: 


Bald Eagle- 1 adult near the EBR/Iberville parish line 
Wood Stork- 1 flyover near the Richfield Slit area
Scissor Tail FC- 1 near the Bald Eagle and 3 near Ben Hur Road & River road 
intersection 

Bank Swallows- 3 at least along the levee
Bobolink-4 seen just west of Ben Hur & River Rd intersection. Molting adult 
birds. Based on e-Bird they don't seem to be too common this time of year. Got 
great looks. 



Michael Bernard
New Orleans, LA
Subject: kinglet
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:27:04 -0500
FOS RCKI at the water drip bathing.

Claire Thomas
claire AT clairedthomas.com
Subject: Re: LABIRD-L Digest - 4 Oct 2014 to 5 Oct 2014 (#2014-269)
From: "Katherine C. King" <kking AT TNC.ORG>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 17:57:03 +0000
Bald Eagles at Lake Martin, reported back on September 20th. If all goes well, 
this will be their 8th year in a row nesting somewhere on the preserve. Please 
send me any exciting or unusual reports from the area. Thank you Kacy, 
kking AT tnc.org 


-----Original Message-----
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
[mailto:LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU] On Behalf Of LABIRD-L automatic digest 
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Sent: Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 AM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: LABIRD-L Digest - 4 Oct 2014 to 5 Oct 2014 (#2014-269)

There are 16 messages totaling 405 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Birds at Richfield Riversilt
  2. Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 4, 2014
  3. bald eagles
  4. I310 Bald Eagle
  5. Algiers - Bald Eagles (2)
  6. (LABIRD-L) Algiers - Bald Eagles
  7. LABIRD-L  Algiers - Bald Eagles
  8. Visiting UK birder looking for birding company/guide Oct 17-18 (2)
  9. Eagle
 10. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near LSU campus 11. Black-billed Cuckoo nr. St. 
Gabriel 12. Chimney swifts 13. three eagles 14. Peveto Woods Work Day, Saturday 
Oct 11th 


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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:47:24 -0500
From:    Jane Patterson 
Subject: Birds at Richfield Riversilt

nice cool morning for birding

Official list will follow but we had Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on wire outside 
RR. Lark Sparrow, juv male Rose-breasted Grosbeak inside. A few warblers. 


--Jane

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 13:29:37 -0500
From:    Claire Thomas 
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 4, 2014

Claire Thomas
claire AT clairedthomas.com



Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 4, 2014
> Date: October 5, 2014 at 1:28:23 PM CDT
> To: claire AT clairedthomas.com
> 
> City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, US-LA Oct 4, 2014 8:49 AM - 12:29 
> PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Black-chinned Hummingbird was seen at the bottlebrush across the 
street from the parking area at Couturie. I first saw it and then it flew away. 
I waited about 5 to 10 mins. and it returned. Most warbler species were seen 
atop the hill. It was a really lovely day, gusty, sunny, cool, low humidity. 

> 45 species
> 
> Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  8 Double-crested Cormorant 
> (Phalacrocorax auritus)  4 Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)  2 Great Blue 
> Heron (Ardea herodias)  2 Great Egret (Ardea alba)  5 Little Blue 
> Heron (Egretta caerulea)  1 White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)  3 Turkey 
> Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2 Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  3 
> Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  1 Mourning Dove (Zenaida 
> macroura)  4
> Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)  1     Heard only
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  9
> Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) 1 All black gorget except 
for the very lower edge where it meets the white of the chest it was blue. 

> 
>  Belted Kingfisher 
> (Megaceryle alcyon)  1 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  
> 2 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4 Northern Flicker (Colaptes 
> auratus)  1 Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  5 White-eyed Vireo 
> (Vireo griseus)  3 Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1 Blue Jay 
> (Cyanocitta cristata)  5 American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  6 Barn 
> Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  8 Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  
> 4 House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2 Carolina Wren (Thryothorus 
> ludovicianus)  3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  2 
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2 Gray Catbird (Dumetella 
> carolinensis)  2 Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  4 Northern 
> Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  7 European Starling (Sturnus 
> vulgaris)  15 Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1 Black-and-white 
> Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  3 Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)  
> 2 Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)  1 American Redstart (Setophaga 
> ruticilla)  5 Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1 Magnolia 
> Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1 Black-throated Green Warbler 
> (Setophaga virens)  3 Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)  4 Northern 
> Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  7 Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)  
> 1 Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  7
> 
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20031144
> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
> 

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 14:29:18 -0500
From:    Claire Thomas 
Subject: bald eagles

Just had 2 adult bald eagles pass overhead moving from SE to MW diagonally 
across the neighborhood. Close enough to see with my bare eyes then moving 
higher as they went north. 


Claire Thomas
Mandeville, LA 70471
Tall Timbers Sub
Hwy. 90 & I-12
claire AT clairedthomas.com

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:53:31 +0000
From:    "Driscoll, Melanie" 
Subject: I310 Bald Eagle

I saw a mature Bald Eagle on Friday at the I10-I310 interchange.  

Melanie
______________________________
Melanie Driscoll

Director of Bird Conservation
Gulf Coast Conservation/Mississippi Flyway National Audubon Society

6160 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
work:  225-768-0820
cell:    225-938-7209
mdriscoll AT audubon.org
www.audubon.org

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:05:01 -0500
From:    Steven - Stone Source Int'l 
Subject: Algiers - Bald Eagles

Since a few are on the subject of Bald Eagles. Here to confirm, about a month 
ago we had a bad storm come through the Algiers area (West Bank - NOLA) and has 
downed the North side of the nest. Followed the pair from last fall through 
this spring and they did successfully hatch one that I photo documented through 
the fledgling stage. Saw only one of them (mature) a couple of weeks back, no 
other sightings since. I wonder if they will rebuild??   



Best regards, 


Steven Liffmann
Ston Source Int'l, Inc 

Cell# 504-416-1615 

www.yoursourceforstone.com 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE 

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:08:11 -0500
From:    Steven - Stone Source Int'l 
Subject: (LABIRD-L) Algiers - Bald Eagles

Since a few are on the subject of Bald Eagles. Here to confirm, about a month 
ago we had a bad storm come through the Algiers area (West Bank - NOLA) and has 
downed the North side of the nest. Followed the pair from last fall through 
this spring and they did successfully hatch one that I photo documented through 
the fledgling stage. Saw only one of them (mature) a couple of weeks back, no 
other sightings since. I wonder if they will rebuild??   




Best regards, 


Steven Liffmann
Stone Source Int'l, Inc 

Cell# 504-416-1615 

www.yoursourceforstone.com 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE 

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:21:44 -0500
From:    Steven - Stone Source Int'l 
Subject: LABIRD-L  Algiers - Bald Eagles

Since a few are on the subject of Bald Eagles. Here to confirm, about a month 
ago we had a bad storm come through the Algiers area (West Bank - NOLA) and has 
downed the North side of the nest. Followed the pair from last fall through 
this spring and they did successfully hatch one that I photo documented through 
the fledgling stage. Saw only one of them (mature) a couple of weeks back, no 
other sightings since. I wonder if they will rebuild??   



Best regards, 


Steven Liffmann
Stone Source Int'l, Inc 

Cell# 504-416-1615 

www.yoursourceforstone.com 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE 

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 21:21:49 +0000
From:    "Sherry, Thomas W" 
Subject: Re: Algiers - Bald Eagles

This is just to confirm what Steven Liffman wrote about the bald eagle nest 
just off Gen. Degaulle Blvd. on the West Bank, New Orleans. 

My wife and I observed the nest fledge one young, and we saw that young with 
one or more adults in the vicinity for weeks afterwards. We have occasionally 
seen an adult eagle back in the vicinity, but not for about a month now. The 
nest is tipped, so quite damaged, but time will tell if the eagles return to 
re-nest, given that it was a successful nesting. 


--Tom

Thomas W. Sherry
Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA  70118
tsherry AT tulane.edu


________________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
 on behalf of Steven - Stone Source Int'l 
 

Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2014 4:05 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Algiers - Bald Eagles

Since a few are on the subject of Bald Eagles. Here to confirm, about a month 
ago we had a bad storm come through the Algiers area (West Bank - NOLA) and has 
downed the North side of the nest. Followed the pair from last fall through 
this spring and they did successfully hatch one that I photo documented through 
the fledgling stage. Saw only one of them (mature) a couple of weeks back, no 
other sightings since. I wonder if they will rebuild?? 



Best regards,


Steven Liffmann
Ston Source Int'l, Inc

Cell# 504-416-1615

www.yoursourceforstone.com


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:26:21 -0500
From:    Jane Patterson 
Subject: Visiting UK birder looking for birding company/guide Oct 17-18

A visiting birder from the UK is looking for a birding companion/guide on 
Friday Oct 17 and Sat Oct 18. He is willing to pay expenses and make 
compensation. He describes himself as a "keen birder with very little North 
American experience." 


Please contact him directly OFF LIST if you are interested in helping him out. 
His name is Nick Smart and email is nick AT nicksmart.co.uk. 


--Jane Patterson

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:34:57 -0500
From:    Jane Patterson 
Subject: Re: Visiting UK birder looking for birding company/guide Oct 17-18

Sorry, I should have mentioned that he is visiting LSU and is in Baton Rouge. 
He did not mention transportation, so you'd have to ask him that... 




On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Jane Patterson 
wrote:

> A visiting birder from the UK is looking for a birding companion/guide 
> on Friday Oct 17 and Sat Oct 18.  He is willing to pay expenses and 
> make compensation.  He describes himself as a "keen birder with very 
> little North American experience."
>
> Please contact him directly OFF LIST if you are interested in helping 
> him out.  His name is Nick Smart and email is nick AT nicksmart.co.uk.
>
> --Jane Patterson
>
>

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 18:31:56 -0500
From:    Beth Maniscalco 
Subject: Eagle

First of hopefully many Bald Eagles (an adult) between Thibodaux and 
Labadieville flying southwest over Bayou Lafourche around 11:15 this morning. 


Beth Maniscalco
Thibodaux, LA
(Approx. 60 miles SW of New Orleans)

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 18:52:28 -0500
From:    Tim White 
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near LSU campus

Tonight at about 6 I heard a kingbird-like call I wasn't familiar with (I'm not 
originally from this area), and on tracking it down it turned out to be a lone 
adult Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. It was perched on a power line just west of 
the Nicholson north campus gate, over the railroad tracks. It was tough to see 
any color on it (bad lighting), but the long, forked tail is unmistakable, and 
comparison with recorded calls matched up (although it didn't give a full song, 
mostly just a sharp call note). 


Ebird flags this as a rarity, so I thought I'd report it.

Tim White

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 19:35:57 -0500
From:    "James V. Remsen, Jr." 
Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo nr. St. Gabriel

LABIRD: always noteworthy in the interior, a Black-billed Cuckoo was at my 
place today nr. St. Gabriel. There was a major pulse of Barn Swallows overhead 
today (70+ - one of my highest counts here in 24 years), but otherwise this 
last front was an under-performer for me: just a dribble of migrants, many or 
most of them present before the front. Migrating raptors and Anhingas continue 
(since early Sept) to be virtually non-existent — unprecedented. 

Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20035499

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 


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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 19:57:15 -0500
From:    Thomas Sylvest 
Subject: Chimney swifts

10-5-14 in Gramercy, La, St. James Parish, Rob Schaff and I observed some 
chimney swifts diving into a residential chimney about 400 feet from our chairs 
on Schaff's patio. 

I looked at my watch, it was 6:55 pm. We watched carefully trying to estimate 
how many how many dived into the chimney. Between 6:55 and 7:01pm(the time we 
last observed one dive into the chimney) we estimate 100 dived into the 
chimnney. 

From 7:01 until 7:05 we continued to watch and saw no more swifts.
We do not know at what time they began streaming into the chimney, nor how many 
may have entered before we first noticed the phenom. 

Tom Sylvest
P.S. This suggests to me it is the season to begin watching in Baton Rouge for 
the Vaux Swifts to begin roosting in the chimney at the Methodist Church 
located on No. Blvd at I 10. 

Sent from my iPhone

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Date:    Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:05:03 -0400
From:    Charles Williams 
Subject: three eagles

Three eagles were seen in close vicinity to the Belle River boat landing just 
south of Pierre Part on Saturday. 


Charles Williams

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Date:    Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:11:34 -0400
From:    Dave Patton 
Subject: Peveto Woods Work Day, Saturday Oct 11th

Labirders,
A work day is scheduled for Peveto Woods next Saturday Oct 11th. We hope to 
complete construction of a weather shelter this week so we may have a few 
finishing touches for it. We have new signs on the road as well that could use 
a little dressing up. Most of the work will be light and easily completed on 
Saturday. We have a camp rented for the carpenters to use this week and they 
should be through by Friday. Anyone wishing to stay over Friday or Saturday 
night is welcome to stay at the camp. There are several beds, a couple of 
couches and floor space. 

The mosquitoes and flies have not been too bad lately. I always recommend boots 
and gloves. I will have water but bring your own food and drinks. There are a 
couple of stores in Johnson's Bayou with pretty good burgers and groceries. 
Send me a note if you are thinking of spending the night. 

Dave Patton
337 298-8447
davepatton122 AT gmail.com

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End of LABIRD-L Digest - 4 Oct 2014 to 5 Oct 2014 (#2014-269)
*************************************************************
Subject: Summer Tanager
From: Thomas Sylvest <syl917 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 07:41:04 -0500
Near dusk 10-5-14 in Gramercy, LA, St. James Parish, saw a female plumaged 
Summer Tanager, a Selasphorus Hummingbird(already reported to the Hummingbird 
list) and an Eastern Phoebe. 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Peveto Woods Work Day, Saturday Oct 11th
From: Dave Patton <wdpatton AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:11:34 -0400
Labirders,
A work day is scheduled for Peveto Woods next Saturday Oct 11th. We hope to 
complete construction of a weather shelter this week so we may have a few 
finishing touches for it. We have new signs on the road as well that could use 
a little dressing up. Most of the work will be light and easily completed on 
Saturday. We have a camp rented for the carpenters to use this week and they 
should be through by Friday. Anyone wishing to stay over Friday or Saturday 
night is welcome to stay at the camp. There are several beds, a couple of 
couches and floor space. 

The mosquitoes and flies have not been too bad lately. I always recommend boots 
and gloves. I will have water but bring your own food and drinks. There are a 
couple of stores in Johnson's Bayou with pretty good burgers and groceries. 
Send me a note if you are thinking of spending the night. 

Dave Patton
337 298-8447
davepatton122 AT gmail.com
Subject: three eagles
From: Charles Williams <chazbizz AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:05:03 -0400
Three eagles were seen in close vicinity to the Belle River boat landing just 
south of Pierre Part on Saturday. 


Charles Williams
Subject: Chimney swifts
From: Thomas Sylvest <syl917 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 19:57:15 -0500
10-5-14 in Gramercy, La, St. James Parish, Rob Schaff and I observed some 
chimney swifts diving into a residential chimney about 400 feet from our chairs 
on Schaff's patio. 

I looked at my watch, it was 6:55 pm. We watched carefully trying to estimate 
how many how many dived into the chimney. Between 6:55 and 7:01pm(the time we 
last observed one dive into the chimney) we estimate 100 dived into the 
chimnney. 

From 7:01 until 7:05 we continued to watch and saw no more swifts.
We do not know at what time they began streaming into the chimney, nor how many 
may have entered before we first noticed the phenom. 

Tom Sylvest
P.S. This suggests to me it is the season to begin watching in Baton Rouge for 
the Vaux Swifts to begin roosting in the chimney at the Methodist Church 
located on No. Blvd at I 10. 

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo nr. St. Gabriel
From: "James V. Remsen, Jr." <najames AT LSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 19:35:57 -0500
LABIRD: always noteworthy in the interior, a Black-billed Cuckoo was at my 
place today nr. St. Gabriel. There was a major pulse of Barn Swallows overhead 
today (70+ - one of my highest counts here in 24 years), but otherwise this 
last front was an under-performer for me: just a dribble of migrants, many or 
most of them present before the front. Migrating raptors and Anhingas continue 
(since early Sept) to be virtually non-existent — unprecedented. 

Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20035499

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: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near LSU campus
From: Tim White <imaginarybuttons89 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 18:52:28 -0500
Tonight at about 6 I heard a kingbird-like call I wasn't familiar with (I'm
not originally from this area), and on tracking it down it turned out to be
a lone adult Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. It was perched on a power line just
west of the Nicholson north campus gate, over the railroad tracks. It was
tough to see any color on it (bad lighting), but the long, forked tail is
unmistakable, and comparison with recorded calls matched up (although it
didn't give a full song, mostly just a sharp call note).

Ebird flags this as a rarity, so I thought I'd report it.

Tim White
Subject: Eagle
From: Beth Maniscalco <beth.maniscalco AT NICHOLLS.EDU>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 18:31:56 -0500
First of hopefully many Bald Eagles (an adult) between Thibodaux and
Labadieville flying southwest over Bayou Lafourche around 11:15 this
morning.

Beth Maniscalco
Thibodaux, LA
(Approx. 60 miles SW of New Orleans)
Subject: Re: Visiting UK birder looking for birding company/guide Oct 17-18
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:34:57 -0500
Sorry, I should have mentioned that he is visiting LSU and is in Baton
Rouge.  He did not mention transportation, so you'd have to ask him that...



On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Jane Patterson 
wrote:

> A visiting birder from the UK is looking for a birding companion/guide on
> Friday Oct 17 and Sat Oct 18.  He is willing to pay expenses and make
> compensation.  He describes himself as a "keen birder with very little
> North American experience."
>
> Please contact him directly OFF LIST if you are interested in helping him
> out.  His name is Nick Smart and email is nick AT nicksmart.co.uk.
>
> --Jane Patterson
>
>
Subject: Visiting UK birder looking for birding company/guide Oct 17-18
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:26:21 -0500
A visiting birder from the UK is looking for a birding companion/guide on
Friday Oct 17 and Sat Oct 18.  He is willing to pay expenses and make
compensation.  He describes himself as a "keen birder with very little
North American experience."

Please contact him directly OFF LIST if you are interested in helping him
out.  His name is Nick Smart and email is nick AT nicksmart.co.uk.

--Jane Patterson
Subject: Re: Algiers - Bald Eagles
From: "Sherry, Thomas W" <tsherry AT TULANE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 21:21:49 +0000
This is just to confirm what Steven Liffman wrote about the bald eagle nest 
just off Gen. Degaulle Blvd. on the West Bank, New Orleans. 

My wife and I observed the nest fledge one young, and we saw that young with 
one or more adults in the vicinity for weeks afterwards. We have occasionally 
seen an adult eagle back in the vicinity, but not for about a month now. The 
nest is tipped, so quite damaged, but time will tell if the eagles return to 
re-nest, given that it was a successful nesting. 


--Tom

Thomas W. Sherry
Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA  70118
tsherry AT tulane.edu


________________________________________
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds 
 on behalf of Steven - Stone Source Int'l 
 

Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2014 4:05 PM
To: LABIRD-L AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Algiers - Bald Eagles

Since a few are on the subject of Bald Eagles. Here to confirm, about a month 
ago we had a bad storm come through the Algiers area (West Bank - NOLA) and has 
downed the North side of the nest. Followed the pair from last fall through 
this spring and they did successfully hatch one that I photo documented through 
the fledgling stage. Saw only one of them (mature) a couple of weeks back, no 
other sightings since. I wonder if they will rebuild?? 



Best regards,


Steven Liffmann
Ston Source Int'l, Inc

Cell# 504-416-1615

www.yoursourceforstone.com


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
Subject: LABIRD-L Algiers - Bald Eagles
From: "Steven - Stone Source Int'l" <sliffmann AT YOURSOURCEFORSTONE.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:21:44 -0500
Since a few are on the subject of Bald Eagles. Here to confirm, about a month 
ago we had a bad storm come through the Algiers area (West Bank - NOLA) and has 
downed the North side of the nest. Followed the pair from last fall through 
this spring and they did successfully hatch one that I photo documented through 
the fledgling stage. Saw only one of them (mature) a couple of weeks back, no 
other sightings since. I wonder if they will rebuild??   



Best regards, 


Steven Liffmann 
Stone Source Int'l, Inc 

Cell# 504-416-1615 

www.yoursourceforstone.com 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE 
Subject: (LABIRD-L) Algiers - Bald Eagles
From: "Steven - Stone Source Int'l" <sliffmann AT YOURSOURCEFORSTONE.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:08:11 -0500
Since a few are on the subject of Bald Eagles. Here to confirm, about a month 
ago we had a bad storm come through the Algiers area (West Bank - NOLA) and has 
downed the North side of the nest. Followed the pair from last fall through 
this spring and they did successfully hatch one that I photo documented through 
the fledgling stage. Saw only one of them (mature) a couple of weeks back, no 
other sightings since. I wonder if they will rebuild??   




Best regards, 


Steven Liffmann 
Stone Source Int'l, Inc 

Cell# 504-416-1615 

www.yoursourceforstone.com 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE 
Subject: Algiers - Bald Eagles
From: "Steven - Stone Source Int'l" <sliffmann AT YOURSOURCEFORSTONE.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:05:01 -0500
Since a few are on the subject of Bald Eagles. Here to confirm, about a month 
ago we had a bad storm come through the Algiers area (West Bank - NOLA) and has 
downed the North side of the nest. Followed the pair from last fall through 
this spring and they did successfully hatch one that I photo documented through 
the fledgling stage. Saw only one of them (mature) a couple of weeks back, no 
other sightings since. I wonder if they will rebuild??   



Best regards, 


Steven Liffmann 
Ston Source Int'l, Inc 

Cell# 504-416-1615 

www.yoursourceforstone.com 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE 
Subject: I310 Bald Eagle
From: "Driscoll, Melanie" <mdriscoll AT AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:53:31 +0000
I saw a mature Bald Eagle on Friday at the I10-I310 interchange.  

Melanie
______________________________
Melanie Driscoll

Director of Bird Conservation
Gulf Coast Conservation/Mississippi Flyway
National Audubon Society

6160 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
work:  225-768-0820
cell:    225-938-7209
mdriscoll AT audubon.org
www.audubon.org
Subject: bald eagles
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 14:29:18 -0500
Just had 2 adult bald eagles pass overhead moving from SE to MW diagonally 
across the neighborhood. Close enough to see with my bare eyes then moving 
higher as they went north. 


Claire Thomas
Mandeville, LA 70471
Tall Timbers Sub
Hwy. 90 & I-12
claire AT clairedthomas.com
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 4, 2014
From: Claire Thomas <claire AT CLAIREDTHOMAS.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 13:29:37 -0500
Claire Thomas
claire AT clairedthomas.com



Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - City Park--Couturie Forest, Oct 4, 2014
> Date: October 5, 2014 at 1:28:23 PM CDT
> To: claire AT clairedthomas.com
> 
> City Park--Couturie Forest, Orleans, US-LA
> Oct 4, 2014 8:49 AM - 12:29 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Black-chinned Hummingbird was seen at the bottlebrush across the 
street from the parking area at Couturie. I first saw it and then it flew away. 
I waited about 5 to 10 mins. and it returned. Most warbler species were seen 
atop the hill. It was a really lovely day, gusty, sunny, cool, low humidity. 

> 45 species
> 
> Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  8
> Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  4
> Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)  2
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2
> Great Egret (Ardea alba)  5
> Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)  1
> White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)  3
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2
> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  3
> Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
> Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)  1     Heard only
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  9
> Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) 1 All black gorget except 
for the very lower edge where it meets the white of the chest it was blue. 

> 
>  

> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  5
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  3
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  5
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  6
> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  8
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  4
> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  2
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  4
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  7
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  15
> Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1
> Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  3
> Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)  2
> Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)  1
> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  5
> Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
> Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1
> Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  3
> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)  4
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  7
> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)  1
> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  7
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20031144 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
> 
Subject: Birds at Richfield Riversilt
From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:47:24 -0500
nice cool morning for birding

Official list will follow but we had Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on wire
outside RR. Lark Sparrow, juv male Rose-breasted Grosbeak inside. A few
warblers.

--Jane
Subject: Migration and moon watching
From: Jed Pitre <canuranger AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 21:38:29 -0500
Delaina LeBlanc and I decided to do a little migration moon watching
tonight with a spotting scope after the radar seemed to show a good
movement of birds.  We did two 15 minute counts at 8:33 and 8:52. Our
first count had 10 birds and the second had 21 birds.

The majority of the birds appeared to be flying due south. Having zero
experience with interpreting radar or moon watching, we were not able
to ID anything we were seeing (is that possible?) or know if we were
reading the radar correctly, but what a great way to spend some time
on this beautiful fall night! Anybody else out there doing some moon watching?

Happy moon watching!

Jed Pitre
Thibodaux
Subject: Cameron Trip and East Jetty Beach, Oct 4, 2014
From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660 AT LOUISIANA.EDU>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 21:14:14 -0500
Made a trip to Cameron from NW Rapides Parish this morning. Met several members 
of the Gulf Coast Bird Club. Birding was somewhat lackluster and the list for 
Cameron Parish was around 75 birds. Have listed my ebird report for East Jetty 
Beach. I always try to stop at East Jetty Park on my Cameron trips. Interesting 
to see how the area has evolved since Hurricane Ike with the beach becoming 
continuous from Jetty Park to the offshore shell berm. Flushed an American 
Bittern from the marsh grass that is invading the area. Was pleased to find a 
Lincoln's Sparrow on the "walk way to the beach" adjacent to the fishing pier. 
Kept flushing several sparrow-like birds from the marsh grass patches but never 
could get a positive identification. 


This was a two warbler trip! The western half of Louisiana where I regularly 
bird had a lousy spring migration and looks as if fall migration will follow 
suit. I had 2 Indigo Buntings at Peveto Woods. 


List follows.

Jay Huner



Cameron Trip - Gardner - Hineston - Oakdale - Iowa - Sulphur - Holly Beach - 
Johnson's Bayou - Holly Beach - Cameron - Willow Island - Rutherford Woods - 
Creole - Cameron Prairie NWR - Sweet Lake - Iowa - Oakdale - Hineston - 
Gardner. 


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

Common Gallinule
American Coot
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Willet
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Foster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove

Inca Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Lincoln's Sparrow
Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: piku1 AT suddenlink.net
To: jvh0660 AT louisiana.edu
Sent: Saturday, October 4, 2014 8:54:15 PM
Subject: Re: eBird Report - East Jetty Beach, Oct 4, 2014

---- ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu wrote: 
> East Jetty Beach, Cameron, US-LA
> Oct 4, 2014 12:35 PM - 1:55 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.75 mile(s)
> Comments: Cool, strong northerly winds, tide falling but little beach 
exposed. Water very turbid, gentle surf. Area between park and shell berm 
reasonably well vegetated with large patches of 4-6 foot marsh grass. Some rain 
(tidal?) pools present. Many birds present along West Jetty and on West Jetty 
Beach as viewed from park rest room - raised. 

> 33 species
> 
> Mottled Duck  2
> Double-crested Cormorant  3
> American White Pelican  7
> Brown Pelican  105
> American Bittern  1
> Great Blue Heron  9
> Great Egret  1
> Snowy Egret  7
> Reddish Egret  1
> White Ibis  125
> Turkey Vulture  1
> American Avocet  6
> Black-bellied Plover  24
> Killdeer  2
> Spotted Sandpiper  1
> Willet  2
> Marbled Godwit  14
> Sanderling  65
> Laughing Gull  135
> Ring-billed Gull  1
> Herring Gull  51
> Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Birds associated with large flock of Herring 
Gulls. Slightly smaller than the Herring Gulls. Distinctly black mantles and 
wings. All mature birds. Not associated with each other. Located about 1/4 mile 
east of observation tower at East Jetty Park. 

> Least Tern  5
> Caspian Tern  15
> Forster's Tern  7
> Royal Tern  8
> Black Skimmer  175
> Mourning Dove  2
> Barn Swallow  9
> Lincoln's Sparrow  1
> Common Grackle  6
> Boat-tailed Grackle  9
> Great-tailed Grackle  3
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20032021 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Indigo Buntings
From: cecil tarver <exk5hdl AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:21:49 -0500
I have had 2 on my feeder since 9 29

-- 
Cecil Tarver
28026 s satsuma rd #5
Livingston,La 70754
20 mi east of Baton Rouge
central livingston parish
exk5hdl AT yahoo.com
225 435 4090
Subject: Cameron Parish, LA, Oct 4, 2014
From: Michael Musumeche <mjmusumeche AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:02:26 -0500
LaBirders,

Today three member of the Gulf Coast Bird Club (Jeanie, Deanna and Beth) and 
I birded several areas of Cameron Parish.  All indications were that it 
would be a very productive migration day but the areas we birded (Peveto, 
Willow Island, and Oak Grove Woods) showed showed less activity than we 
expected.

Mike

Cameron Parish, LA, Cameron, US-LA
Oct 4, 2014 7:25 AM - 3:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
91.0 mile(s)
81 species

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  17
Blue-winged Teal  11
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Neotropic Cormorant  26
Double-crested Cormorant  7
American White Pelican  31
Brown Pelican  12
Great Blue Heron  7
Great Egret  6
Snowy Egret  15
Little Blue Heron  1
Tricolored Heron  2
Reddish Egret  2
Cattle Egret  65
Green Heron  1
White Ibis  54
Glossy Ibis  1
White-faced Ibis  25
Roseate Spoonbill  2
Turkey Vulture  6
Osprey  4
Northern Harrier  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Clapper Rail  1
Purple Gallinule  1
Common Gallinule  2
American Coot  11
American Avocet  12
Black-bellied Plover  10
Killdeer  5
Willet  6
Ruddy Turnstone  1
Sanderling  66
Laughing Gull  275
Herring Gull  6
Caspian Tern  81
Forster's Tern  26
Royal Tern  45
Inca Dove  2
White-winged Dove  12
Mourning Dove  11
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Great Horned Owl  2
Eastern Whip-poor-will  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6
Belted Kingfisher  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  6
Least Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  4     1x1 count
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  4
Loggerhead Shrike  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  55
Barn Swallow  13
Carolina Chickadee  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Brown Thrasher  8
Northern Mockingbird  5
European Starling  21
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  5
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Indigo Bunting  4
Painted Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  12
Boat-tailed Grackle  42
Great-tailed Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20030791

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



_______________________________________________________________
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Mike Musumeche
New Iberia, LA 70560
mjmusumeche AT cox.net 
Subject: For Joan Garvey, et al
From: Dan Purrington <oceanites1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 17:30:27 -0500
The sparrow in question was a lark sparrow--david's ID.

Found adult and first year LBBG at Elmer's

Dan P
Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 4, 2014, at 1:44 PM, Jane Patterson  wrote:
> 
> Boslers located an Elegant Tern at the Grand Isle State Park. To the east
> of the pier near a jetty with large group of tern and gulls.
> 
> --Jane Patterson
Subject: Injured white winged dove
From: Susan Edmunds <000000208257709a-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.LSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 22:24:28 +0000
Greetings!Have taken in a white winged dove (think that the neighbor's cat 
injured it) that can't fly. Am hoping that a rest period in a dark box will 
revive it however; if not do any of you know of a bird rehabber who takes in 
that species. 


Please reply to me offline at susanhesteredmunds AT yahoo.com.
Thanks so much!
Happy Fall!