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28 Jul subscribe to nflbirds ["dreedster AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
28 Jul Cerulean Warbler ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
28 Jul Possible Cerulean Warbler ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
26 Jul Suffering, schmuffering ["David Houle dhoule AT bio.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
26 Jul St Marks NWR -- Saturday ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
26 Jul Re: Catbird ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
26 Jul Catbird ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
24 Jul White-faced Ibis, Tallahassee ["Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Jul Miami Herald article about the Red-necked stint ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
18 Jul Limpkin ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
13 Jul Apalachee Audubon bird trip to Lake Jackson ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
10 Jul Summer Bird Workshop, Native Nurseries, July 12 ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
8 Jul Wood Storks and Wood Ducks ["'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
8 Jul Jefferson County Birding today ["Marvin T Smith mtsmith AT valdosta.edu [nflbirds]" ]
6 Jul Re: Vanguard of fall migration on the move ["Rex Rowan rexrowan AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
6 Jul More migrants! ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
06 Jul St Marks NWR- Sunday morning ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
05 Jul Re: Vanguard of fall migration on the move ["David Simpson simpsondavid AT mac.com [nflbirds]" ]
5 Jul Re: Vanguard of fall migration on the move ["Janice Neitzel janiceneitzel AT ymail.com [albirds]" ]
5 Jul RE: Vanguard of fall migration on the move ["'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
5 Jul Vanguard of fall migration on the move ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
5 Jul Vanguard of fall migration on the move ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
27 Jun Audubon July Birding Trips ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
16 Jun Swallow-tailed kite downtown Tallahassee ["Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
15 Jun Re: Brown headed cowbird juvenile ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
15 Jun Brown headed cowbird juvenile ["Barry Johnson bearj1506 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
14 Jun Lake Killarney limpkin ["Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
1 Jun Spring reports for FFN ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
30 May Apalachee Audubon June Birding Trips ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
28 May CORRECTION: Atlasing Port St. Joe Now ["RickLWest AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
28 May Atlasing Port St. Joe Now ["RickLWest AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
20 May Frigate Bird ["rabrooksjr AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
18 May Jefferson County Kites and Whistling Ducks ["Linda most lrmost AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
16 May Youth Camp, St George Island State Park, 5/15/14 ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
5 May Audubon newsletter, banquet, field trips [Fran Rutkovsky ]
2 May St. George [ROC ]
2 May Audubon May bird trips [Helen King ]
2 May St George Island State Park Youth Camp 5/1/14 ["Cavanagh, Jim" ]
01 May Catbird with no tail [Beth Grant ]
29 Apr New e-mail address [Daniel Barica ]
27 Apr SMNWR Tropical/Cassin's Kingbird Cedar Point Trail 4/27/14 ["Cavanagh, Jim" ]
27 Apr Bobolinks ["awilliford AT comcast.net" ]
26 Apr St. Marks NWR -- Saturday morning ["Don Morrow" ]
21 Apr Audubon Program, Thurs. April 24: Beach-Nesting Birds [Fran Rutkovsky ]
20 Apr ST Marks NWR -- this week ["Don Morrow" ]
20 Apr Re: St Marks NWR Wakulla, Bottoms Rd & Bald Point SP [Helen King ]
20 Apr yard & ravine today [Fran Rutkovsky ]
20 Apr Cerulean, Blk-th Blue, Blackpoll, others - Indianhead Acres, Tallahassee [Elliot Schunke ]
20 Apr Birds []
20 Apr St. Marks Saturday ["Candy and Michael Hill" ]
19 Apr St George Is SP/Saturday [John Murphy ]
19 Apr Re: St. Marks NWR --Saturday [eliza hawkins ]
19 Apr Re: St Marks NWR Wakulla, Bottoms Rd & Bald Point SP []
19 Apr Re: St. Marks NWR --Saturday ["Jeff O'Connell" ]
19 Apr St Marks NWR Wakulla, Bottoms Rd & Bald Point SP [Sunny ]
19 Apr St. Marks NWR --Saturday ["Don Morrow" ]
18 Apr Orchard Orioles ["Peter Homann" ]
18 Apr St Marks NWR 4/18 [Fritz Davis ]
18 Apr Today's bird trip rescheduled to Sat., Apr. 26th [Helen King ]
17 Apr Tuesday and Wednesday at St. George was fabulous [Larry Gridley ]
16 Apr Re: St George Island State Park, Youth Camp today 11:00AM - 4:00 PM [ROC ]
16 Apr Warbling vireo/Bald Pt St Pk [John Murphy ]
16 Apr More migrants from St. Marks [David Houle ]
16 Apr Re: St. Marks 4/16 [Corinne Jörgensen ]
16 Apr St. Marks 4/16 ["Jeff O'Connell" ]
15 Apr Re: St George Island State Park, Youth Camp today 11:00AM - 4:00 PM [John Murphy ]
15 Apr St George Island State Park, Youth Camp today 11:00AM - 4:00 PM ["Cavanagh, Jim" ]
15 Apr Re: St. Marks NWR-Tuesday Afternoon [Elliot Schunke ]
15 Apr St. Marks NWR-Tuesday Afternoon ["Don Morrow" ]
15 Apr St Marks NWR 4/15 [Fritz Davis ]
13 Apr Orchard Orioles ["Janeen Engleman Langley" ]
12 Apr Re: Tallahassee Eastern Kingbirds [Glenda Simmons ]
12 Apr Tallahassee Eastern Kingbirds []
12 Apr Orchard Oriole Tallahasseee []
12 Apr Nashville Warbler, tallahassee [Elliot Schunke ]
9 Apr FW: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Good day at St George Island State Park ["Cavanagh, Jim" ]

Subject: subscribe to nflbirds
From: "dreedster AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:19:13 -0400 (EDT)
I cannot access the recent posts for nflbirds.  dianereed241 AT yahoo.com.
thanks
Diane Reed 
St Augustine FL
Subject: Cerulean Warbler
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:05:57 -0400
I posted 2 photos of the female Cerulean Warbler to the Yahoo! site.  They
are not the best quality, but they are all I have.  

 

 

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/nflbirds/photos/photostream

 

Janeen Langley

NE Tallahassee

 

 

 
Subject: Possible Cerulean Warbler
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:02:59 -0400
Yesterday afternoon I had a Northern Parula at the mister.  I saw another
warbler with it and was able to get a couple of poor photos.  After posting
them on Facebook and having 3 good birders look at them, it appears that it
may be a female Cerulean warbler.  I am working on getting the photos posted
on the Yahoo! site.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee
Subject: Suffering, schmuffering
From: "David Houle dhoule AT bio.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:58:40 -0400
I was just setting out to post about our surprisingly pleasant late 
July morning at St. Marks, when I got Don Morrow's bulletin about 
suffering at the same time and location. Jeepers. There were flies in 
one spot, and yes they bit, but it is July  ;).

In addition to the Tower pond birds Don mentioned, we had a 
Sanderling and scads of Least Bitterns at the Lighthouse, and legions 
of Purple Gallinules, squads of Green Herons.  Pleasant breeze off 
the Gulf, hardly a mosquito in the air.  Ah, July in Florida!


David Houle

Phone:  850-645-0388            FAX: 850-645-8447
http://bio.fsu.edu/~dhoule/
Department of Biological Science
Florida State University
319 Stadium Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4295
Subject: St Marks NWR -- Saturday
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:27:40 -0700
It is said that you have to suffer to sing the blues. Apparently, a modicum of 
suffering is necessary to see good birds on a late morning in late July. Tower 
Pond is a good birding location and not a far walk. There are, however, 
numerous biting deer flies out at this time of the year. I killed as many as I 
could. (I know that it's a wildlife refuge, but I don't think that USFWS 
protection extends to pestilential biting insects.) Some birding highlights 
were: 

 
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (two immature birds)
Black-bellied Plover (several in various plumage stages)
Semipalmated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper (single individual in breeding plumage)
Short-billed Dowitcher ( about twenty, mostly in breeding plumage)
Laughing Gull
Gull-billed Tern ( a small flock of breeding plumage adults and immatures)
Forster's Tern
Least Tern
Black Skimmer
 
It's a great opportunity to study shorebird identification --especially the 
peeps. The birds are close and in good light. 

 
Good Birding.
 


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Subject: Re: Catbird
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:56:49 -0500
My last few years in Tally I had catbirds at both residences – Mayhew Drive 
near FSU and Cochran Drive, near Rickards HS. 


They are scarce breeders, but they are dark and in the shade a lot, plus their 
song is not well known by us grits. 


Jim
Currently in the Outback

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Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 9:23 PM
To: North FL Birds 
Subject: [nflbirds] Catbird

  

Yesterday when I was at my former residence on the west side of town near the 
stadium, I enjoyed listening to the 

rambling song of a Gray Catbird in the yard. This was one of my favorite yard 
birds when we lived there. I didn't know it was 

unusual to have them in the yard in summer until I took a class with Jim Cox 
--I think that was 1995. So the birds are still there 

in summer, even with all the over-development of apartment buildings nearby. I 
used to also see Robins in that area and 

occasionally Goldfinches. 

--------
Fran Rutkovsky
Tallahassee, FL
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net

Subject: Catbird
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:23:48 +0000 (UTC)
Yesterday when I was at my former residence on the west side of town near the 
stadium, I enjoyed listening to the 

rambling song of a Gray Catbird in the yard. This was one of my favorite yard 
birds when we lived there. I didn't know it was 

unusual to have them in the yard in summer until I took a class with Jim Cox 
--I think that was 1995. So the birds are still there 

in summer, even with all the over-development of apartment buildings nearby. I 
used to also see Robins in that area and 

occasionally Goldfinches. 

-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: White-faced Ibis, Tallahassee
From: "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:17:09 -0400
Hi All,

This afternoon, Andy Wraithmell found an apparent hatching year White-faced
Ibis on "Mom and Dad's Pond" (pond on Apalachee Parkway east of Conner next
to Mom and Dad's Italian restaurant).  In good light, the bird had reddish
eyes and the facial skin was beginning to turn pink in the loral area.
Also present was an adult Glossy Ibis, a number of White Ibis, and loads of
Cattle Egret.

One photo (that doesn't show as much pink and red as was observed through
the scope) is on my flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25783399 AT N08/14735093541/

Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: Miami Herald article about the Red-necked stint
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:45:10 +0000 (UTC)

Here's a link to a Miami Herald article about the Red-necked stint found in the 
Keys, Boca Chica beach. Reports are that 


the bird was sighted this morning in the same location. 





http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/22/4248831/rare-bird-alert-red-necked-stint.html 



-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Limpkin
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:30:42 +0000 (UTC)
Mike Tucker reports that he has seen a Limpkin at Martha Wellman park all week. 
This is a Leon County park/stormwater retention pond at 

5317 W. Tennessee St., 1/4 mile west of Capital Circle. 


-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Apalachee Audubon bird trip to Lake Jackson
From: "Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:20:08 -0400
This is just a reminder that our second trip of the month will be on
Sunday, July 20 at 8 a.m. Meet at Lake Jackson Mounds State Park. We will
also be visiting Crowder and Faulk landings on the lake. Please email Helen
King at thekingsom AT gmail.com if you plan to attend. Any questions call
850-765-2488.

For those of you who missed the trip to Apalachee Wildlife Management Area
in Jackson county, you must discover this gem. There is a wide variety of
habitat suitable for birds year round. On our July morning we logged 42
species in 3 hours.

Helen Jelks King
Apalachee Audubon

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Subject: Summer Bird Workshop, Native Nurseries, July 12
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:27:46 +0000 (UTC)


Summer Bird Workshop with Jody Walthall 

Saturday July 12 th -- 10am - Free 




Jody will cover a variety of topics related to the feeding and nesting habits 
of birds that frequent our yards in summer. 


He will discuss hummingbirds, how to outfox squirrels, nesting birds, 
birdbaths, planting for birds and the seasonal 


rhythms of bird appearances in our yards. 




Native Nurseries 

1661 Centerville Rd., Tallahassee 

386-8882 



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Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Wood Storks and Wood Ducks
From: "'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:14:46 -0400
Yesterday we received a report from Florida Fish and Wildlife that they'd
flown over our 45-acre swamp that we manage as a wildlife sanctuary, and had
counted between 175 and 200 Wood Stork nests.  I videoed a section of the NW
side of the rookery two days ago, including a couple of time lapse segments
showing both a nesting area and the trees where the just-fledged birds
congregate each morning:  https://vimeo.com/100157334   On 6/25 it was
announced that the US Fish and Wildlife Service is down-listing the Wood
Stork from endangered to threatened.

 

On 6/24 I had the pleasure of videoing 8 baby Wood Ducks jump from one of
our next boxes:  https://vimeo.com/99225207  

 

Tara Tanaka

Tallahassee, FL

http://www.flickr.com/photos/focused-on-birds

http://vimeo.com/h2otara

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/affiliates.aspx?code=CC-368

 

 

 
Subject: Jefferson County Birding today
From: "Marvin T Smith mtsmith AT valdosta.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 01:28:26 +0000
?I drove down to Jefferson County from Valdosta today. As I crossed the State 
line on Hwy 225, I almost immediately spotted a Wood Stork. I continued to the 
Jeffco Dairy near the junction of Hwy 225 and 146. This is usually a reliable 
place for multiple Swallow-tailed Kites, but I only found one today. The ponds 
at the farm were dry, so the usual birds were missing. I did see two Wood 
Storks and many Cattle Egrets. A Green Heron flew over. I next drove down 
Highway 146 toward Monticello. I found a Mississippi Kite near a small airport 
only a couple of miles from Hwy 225. When I crossed the Aucilla, I saw a Great 
Egret and a juvenile (white) Little Blue Heron. About a quarter of mile down 
the road on the right is a small farm pond. Today it had many, many Cattle 
Egrets and a Little Blue Heron. About 10:15 I arrived at the Jefferson County 
Collection or Recycling Center. The small farm pond nearby had 10 Black-bellied 
Whistling Ducks (five obvious pairs), a Red-shouldered Hawk, 2 Cattle Egret, a 
Little Blue Heron, Great Crested Flycatcher, and both Vulture species. I heard 
a Red-bellied Woodpecker and a Bobwhite Quail. In the distance to the south 
(probably a quarter to a half mile away), I watched nine kites hunting past the 
tree line. Most appeared to be Swallow-tailed Kites, but at least one was 
definitely a Mississippi Kite. From the Recycling center, I retraced my path 
back toward Georgia. I found three Swallow-tailed Kites on Hwy 146 and one more 
near the junction of 225/146. I rechecked the Jeffco Dairy and added Eastern 
Kingbird. 


 If there are any Georgians out there, I found six Wood Storks, two 
Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, two White Ibis, a Kingbird and a Little Blue 
Heron near Blackwater Plantation on Hwy 225. Blackwater is perhaps two or three 
miles north of the Florida line. Earlier in the morning a couple of miles south 
of Quitman, GA I found a juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron sitting on a 
powerline near a bridge over a creek. I had never seen one sitting on a 
Powerline before. 


Marvin T. Smith

Valdosta

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Subject: Re: Vanguard of fall migration on the move
From: "Rex Rowan rexrowan AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 20:50:35 -0400
Hi, David and all -

Game and Fish Commission game manager William Frankenberger wrote of a much
later nesting in *The Florida Naturalist*: “On 10 September, 1972, while
inspecting Wood Duck nesting boxes in the River Styx area of Orange Lake in
Alachua County, I found one nest with two eggs. This is an unusually late
date for a Wood Duck nest. The female Wood Duck was gone. The eggs were
covered with down indicating that she was in the process of laying the
clutch. On 27 September, I checked the nest box again and found the female
sitting on the nest. I did not want to disturb her so did not count the
eggs at this time. On 2 October, the female was not on the nest. I
investigated and found only one egg remaining; it was rotten. No eggshells
or shell fragments were present. Rat snakes frequently visit these boxes
hunting eggs, so this nest may have been predatorized [sic] by a snake”
(“Wood Ducks (*Aix sponsa*) in Alachua County,” *The Florida Naturalist*
46(1):28)

Rex Rowan
Gainesville


On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 11:56 AM, David Simpson simpsondavid AT mac.com
[nflbirds]  wrote:

>
>
> Interesting note about Wood ducks.  Black-bellied whistling ducks are
> notoriously late nesters but I had not heard of Wood ducks nesting this
> late in the year.
>
> Florida's extended growing season offers many species an opportunity to
> raise second or even third broods.
>
> David Simpson
> Fellsmere, FL
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 5, 2014, at 10:20, "'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <
> nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> Fall migration?  We have Wood Ducks and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks that
> just started laying in two boxes in our  backyard swamp!  It’s interesting
> how different the cycles are for the various species.
>
>
>
> Thank you for the report.
>
>
>
> Tara Tanaka
>
> Tallahassee, FL
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/focused-on-birds
>
> http://vimeo.com/h2otara
>
> http://www.thinktankphoto.com/affiliates.aspx?code=CC-368
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
> ] *On Behalf Of *'Lucy & Bob Duncan'
> town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]
> *Sent:* Saturday, July 5, 2014 10:15 AM
> *To:* nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com; 'FLORIDABIRDS'; AL-BIRDS
> *Subject:* [nflbirds] Vanguard of fall migration on the move
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> This morning there were 12 Orchard Orioles feeding on Sand Grapes in my
> neighborhood where they do not breed. Traditionally, they and Yellow
> Warblers are the first fall migrants to appear. They were a day early
> compared to other years going back to 2010, possibly as a result of the
> front that eked through and brought unseasonably cool and dry weather here
> in the western Panhandle. I also heard a warbler call note overhead and
> there was a skulker in our yard. After a dull birding summer, a pleasant
> surprise.
>
>
>
> Bob Duncan
>
> Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
>
>    
>
Subject: More migrants!
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:02:48 -0500
Hi all,

 

               Two immature or female Black & White Warblers and a
Yellow-throated Warbler showed up at our pond late today, somewhat on
schedule. Our first B & W occurred July 2 in the period 2010 to present, so
it was not particularly early, the Yellow-throated was early by 2 days for
that period (our records go back over 40 yrs, but I am too lazy to ferret
them out at the moment). So a trickle of migrants can be expected from now
on. Oddly, Yellow Warblers are usually the first fall migrants to appear.
Maybe tomorrow.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: St Marks NWR- Sunday morning
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 15:41:41 -0700
A beautiful mid-summer morning. It didn't even get hot until 8:30 am. Except 
for the managed ponds, water levels are low. The area around the Double bridges 
has water in the two creeks and scattered puddles, but also still has 
Prothonotary Warblers and Red-eyed Vireo. I was still able to find Acadian 
Flycatcher there two weeks ago, but did not see one this morning. 

 
Based on the Duncan's report from Pensacola, I looked for Yellow Warbler, 
usually the earliest migrant songbird. I did not find any, but they should be 
watched for along the edges of the entrance road. 

 
The best birding was in Tower Pond, which is being managed for migrant 
shorebirds. The Dowitchers and Western Sandpipers are likely returning 
migrants. It's already getting cold up North with lows in the mid-thirties on 
their breeding grounds. 

 
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Black-bellied Plover (two were in transitional plumage)
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Western Sandpiper (most were in breeding plumage)
Short-billed Dowitcher (most were in breeding plumage)
Laughing Gull
Caspian Tern
Sandwich Tern
Forster's Tern
Least Tern
Black Skimmer. 
 
In early July you have to watch closely for signs of migration. Soon though, 
Yellow Warblers will be easy to find along the entrance road and Black Terns 
will show up. Birding at the refuge is still pleasant (and not life 
threatening) in the morning. Get up early and go birding. 



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Subject: Re: Vanguard of fall migration on the move
From: "David Simpson simpsondavid AT mac.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:56:04 -0400
Interesting note about Wood ducks. Black-bellied whistling ducks are 
notoriously late nesters but I had not heard of Wood ducks nesting this late in 
the year. 


Florida's extended growing season offers many species an opportunity to raise 
second or even third broods. 


David Simpson
Fellsmere, FL

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 5, 2014, at 10:20, "'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> Fall migration? We have Wood Ducks and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks that 
just started laying in two boxes in our backyard swamp! It’s interesting how 
different the cycles are for the various species. 

> 
>  
> 
> Thank you for the report.
> 
>  
> 
> Tara Tanaka
> 
> Tallahassee, FL
> 
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/focused-on-birds
> 
> http://vimeo.com/h2otara
> 
> http://www.thinktankphoto.com/affiliates.aspx?code=CC-368
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds] 

> Sent: Saturday, July 5, 2014 10:15 AM
> To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com; 'FLORIDABIRDS'; AL-BIRDS
> Subject: [nflbirds] Vanguard of fall migration on the move
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> Hi all,
> 
>  
> 
> This morning there were 12 Orchard Orioles feeding on Sand Grapes in my 
neighborhood where they do not breed. Traditionally, they and Yellow Warblers 
are the first fall migrants to appear. They were a day early compared to other 
years going back to 2010, possibly as a result of the front that eked through 
and brought unseasonably cool and dry weather here in the western Panhandle. I 
also heard a warbler call note overhead and there was a skulker in our yard. 
After a dull birding summer, a pleasant surprise. 

> 
>  
> 
> Bob Duncan
> 
> Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Vanguard of fall migration on the move
From: "Janice Neitzel janiceneitzel AT ymail.com [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:46:59 -0500
We also have Orchard
Orioles in our backyard today.

Janice Neitzel
Fort Morgan, Al.

> On Jul 5, 2014, at 9:14 AM, "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net 
[albirds]"  wrote: 

> 
> Hi all,
> 
>  
> 
> This morning there were 12 Orchard Orioles feeding on Sand Grapes in my 
neighborhood where they do not breed. Traditionally, they and Yellow Warblers 
are the first fall migrants to appear. They were a day early compared to other 
years going back to 2010, possibly as a result of the front that eked through 
and brought unseasonably cool and dry weather here in the western Panhandle. I 
also heard a warbler call note overhead and there was a skulker in our yard. 
After a dull birding summer, a pleasant surprise. 

> 
>  
> 
> Bob Duncan
> 
> Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
> 
> 
Subject: RE: Vanguard of fall migration on the move
From: "'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:20:56 -0400
Fall migration?  We have Wood Ducks and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks that
just started laying in two boxes in our  backyard swamp!  It's interesting
how different the cycles are for the various species.  

 

Thank you for the report.

 

Tara Tanaka

Tallahassee, FL

 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/focused-on-birds

  http://vimeo.com/h2otara

 
http://www.thinktankphoto.com/affiliates.aspx?code=CC-368

 

 

 

From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of 'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]
Sent: Saturday, July 5, 2014 10:15 AM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com; 'FLORIDABIRDS'; AL-BIRDS
Subject: [nflbirds] Vanguard of fall migration on the move

 

  

Hi all,

 

This morning there were 12 Orchard Orioles feeding on Sand Grapes in my
neighborhood where they do not breed. Traditionally, they and Yellow
Warblers are the first fall migrants to appear. They were a day early
compared to other years going back to 2010, possibly as a result of the
front that eked through and brought unseasonably cool and dry weather here
in the western Panhandle. I also heard a warbler call note overhead and
there was a skulker in our yard. After a dull birding summer, a pleasant
surprise.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle


Subject: Vanguard of fall migration on the move
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:14:44 -0500
Hi all,

 

This morning there were 12 Orchard Orioles feeding on Sand Grapes in my
neighborhood where they do not breed. Traditionally, they and Yellow
Warblers are the first fall migrants to appear. They were a day early
compared to other years going back to 2010, possibly as a result of the
front that eked through and brought unseasonably cool and dry weather here
in the western Panhandle. I also heard a warbler call note overhead and
there was a skulker in our yard. After a dull birding summer, a pleasant
surprise.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Vanguard of fall migration on the move
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:14:44 -0500
Hi all,

 

This morning there were 12 Orchard Orioles feeding on Sand Grapes in my
neighborhood where they do not breed. Traditionally, they and Yellow
Warblers are the first fall migrants to appear. They were a day early
compared to other years going back to 2010, possibly as a result of the
front that eked through and brought unseasonably cool and dry weather here
in the western Panhandle. I also heard a warbler call note overhead and
there was a skulker in our yard. After a dull birding summer, a pleasant
surprise.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Audubon July Birding Trips
From: "Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:53:26 -0400
Happy Friday!

Since the summer heat is on, we will travel to areas with water where other
living things tend to hang out.

*Friday, July 11: Apalachee Wildlife Management Area- *Meet at the Pilot
gas station at the intersection of I-10 and US 90 West at 8 a.m. This will
mainly be a driving event, stopping at wetlands/ponds to check out birds.
Bring snacks, as we'll be home for a late lunch. The riding fee will be $5.

*Sunday, July 20: Lake Jackson-* Meet at Lake Jackson Mounds State Park
parking lot at 8 a.m. We will also travel to Crowder and Faulk landings.

Please email Helen King at thekingsom AT gmail.com if you plan to attend.
Please indicate if you are a willing driver for the Apalachee trip. Call
850-765-2488 with any questions.

Helen Jelks King
Apalachee Audubon

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Subject: Swallow-tailed kite downtown Tallahassee
From: "Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:57:48 -0400
I just observed a Swallow-tailed Kite being chased by a Red-shouldered Hawk 
above the downtown streets of Tallahassee. 


A security zone is safe; however, it is not as much fun as shifting gears. 
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Subject: Re: Brown headed cowbird juvenile
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:31:44 -0500
Some young cowbirds are able to push out the native babies from the nest, 
killing them. 


Jim, boarding a plane to New Zealand

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To: N. Fl Birds 
Subject: [nflbirds] Brown headed cowbird juvenile

  

I was just looking out at my bird feeder and noticed a adult male N. Cardinal 
feeding a juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird. Just thought I would share it as not 
that common to see, I know Cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds nests. I 
assume that is what happened here. Did not see any juvenile Cardinals 
associated with this adult , just the juvenile Cowbird. 
Subject: Brown headed cowbird juvenile
From: "Barry Johnson bearj1506 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:00:40 -0700 (PDT)
I was just looking out at my bird feeder and noticed a adult male N. Cardinal 
feeding a juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird. Just thought I would share it as not 
that  common to see, I know Cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds nests. I 
assume that is what happened here. Did not see any juvenile Cardinals 
associated with this adult , just the juvenile Cowbird. 
Subject: Lake Killarney limpkin
From: "Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:22:56 -0400 (EDT)
A neighbor emailed me he is seeing limpkins at Lake Killarney as he kayaks on 
the lake. He did not specify where they were seen. Has anyone else seen them? 


Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee
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Subject: Spring reports for FFN
From: "John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 17:30:46 -0500 (CDT)
Big Bend Birders, 

I am currently accepting reports of significant spring (1 March - 31 May) 
sightings from the Big Bend (Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Leon & 
Jefferson counties) for possible publication in FLORIDA FIELD NATURALIST and 
NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. Please use the following format, listing observations in 
phylogenetic order: 



Species 

Number of individuals 

Location 

Date 

Observer(s) 


Additionally, please include field notes, detailed description or photographs 
of any rare species, or species which present an identification challenge. 


If you have any questions, please contact me at southmoonunder AT mchsi.com

Thanks very much. 


John Murphy 
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Subject: Apalachee Audubon June Birding Trips
From: "Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 13:57:15 -0400
Good Afternoon:

This is woodpecker season so we will plan trips around those birds.

*Saturday, June 7: Munson Bike Trail*
 We will ride a leisurely 10 miles through pine and oak forest with
depressions looking for target species, many already families. Meet at the
St. Mark's trailhead on Woodville highway at 8 a.m. For those without an
off road bike, The Great Bicycle Shop will rent them to pick up at 1909
Thomasville Road ( 224-7461) on Friday. The rental is $35 and they can be
returned at their shop on Woodville highway which is next to the bike trail.

*Friday, June 27:  Letchworth Mound State Park*
   Meet in the parking lot, located off US 90 east at 8 a.m. We will also
visit Lake Miccasukee.

Please email me at thekingsom AT gmail.com if you plan to attend either trip.

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Subject: CORRECTION: Atlasing Port St. Joe Now
From: "RickLWest AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 22:28:29 -0400 (EDT)
There was a mistake about the dates for the reservation at Buffer Preserve. 
 The reservation is set for June 6-8, so the block-busting weekend will be 
next  weekend (June 6-8), instead of this weekend. 
 
Also, if you plan to come and stay at Buffer Preserve, you will need to  
bring your own linens including towels and pillows, as they are not provided. 
 
Sorry for the confusion. 
Rick West
 
 
In a message dated 5/28/2014 10:10:31 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
RickLWest AT aol.com writes:

Hi All,
 
We are having a block-busting weekend THIS WEEKEND in Port St. Joe  
(staying at Buffer Preserve). We will be atlasing Saturday and Sunday mornings, 

with free time in the afternoons. There will be FREE  lodging for atlasers 
Friday and Saturday nights at Buffer Preserve,  dormitory-style with a kitchen 
available for use. 
 
If you plan to come, or for more information, please contact me as soon  as 
possible via email (_ricklwest AT aol.com_ (mailto:ricklwest AT aol.com) ) or 
cell phone: (850)  766-9041 in the daytime after 9am. During the evening, 
please send an  email.
 
 

Rick West,  Tallahassee
State Coordinator, FL BBA II
Florida Ornithological  Society
Information about FL BBA II can be found at
http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba/index.cfm?fa=explore.ProjectHome&BBA_ID=FL2011
and
_http://www.fosbirds.org/_ (http://www.fosbirds.org/bba2news)   


Subject: Atlasing Port St. Joe Now
From: "RickLWest AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 22:10:31 -0400 (EDT)
Hi All,
 
We are having a block-busting weekend THIS WEEKEND in Port St. Joe (staying 
 at Buffer Preserve). We will be atlasing Saturday and Sunday mornings, 
with free  time in the afternoons. There will be FREE lodging for atlasers 
Friday  and Saturday nights at Buffer Preserve, dormitory-style with a kitchen 
available  for use. 
 
If you plan to come, or for more information, please contact me as soon as  
possible via email (_ricklwest AT aol.com_ (mailto:ricklwest AT aol.com) ) or  
cell phone: (850) 766-9041 in the daytime after 9am. During the evening, 
please  send an email.
 
 
Rick West,  Tallahassee
State Coordinator, FL BBA II
Florida Ornithological  Society
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http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba/index.cfm?fa=explore.ProjectHome&BBA_ID=FL2011
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Subject: Frigate Bird
From: "rabrooksjr AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 May 2014 13:22:15 -0700
We observed a frigate bird that appeared to be hunting over the east end of the 
Dog Island Reef around noon today. Several seagulls were attempting to harass 
it. 
Subject: Jefferson County Kites and Whistling Ducks
From: "Linda most lrmost AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 17:23:17 -0400
> Marvin Smith and I birded Jefferson County today. We found 44 Black-bellied 
Whistling Ducks at the Jefferson County Recycling Center pond on Highway 146 
east of Monticello. If you continue approximately five more miles to the east, 
we found a flock of around 30 Kites; about half Swallow-tails and half 
Mississippi. This was approximately two miles west of the junction of Hwy 146 
and 221. They were hunting over a plowed field on the north/west side of 146 in 
the "s" curve area between the speed bumps. We found another mixed flock of 
around 30 Kites just south of Quitman, GA. 

> 
   Linda Most
> Valdosta, GA

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Subject: Youth Camp, St George Island State Park, 5/15/14
From: "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 03:00:48 +0000
Sheila Klink and I were the only observers today. We did not find a Connecticut 
Warbler but did find a modest fall-out: 




Warblers: Tennessee, N. Parula, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Cape May, 
Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped, Pine, Bay-breasted 4, Blackpoll 6, Am. 
Redstart 25+, N. Waterthrush, N. Yellowthroat. 




Also Red-eyed Vireo 25+, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo buntings, Orchard Orioles, 
Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Common Nighthawks and a Gray-cheeked Thrush. 




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee
Subject: Audubon newsletter, banquet, field trips
From: Fran Rutkovsky <franrutkovsky AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 16:51:37 +0000 (UTC)
The May-June Newsletter is now available and features the following topics: 

    * Annual Awards Banquet/Guest Speaker Susan Cerulean 
    * President’s Message 
    * Officers & Directors 
    * Slate of Officers 
    * White Ibises 
    * In Your Yard 
    * Roadside Cooperation 
    * Lake Lafayette 
    * Audubon Academy 2014 
    * Water & Land Amendment 
    * Sharing Books 
    * AAS History 
    * Hummer Report 
    * Beach Stewards 
    * Birdathon 2014 
    * AAS & Our Friends 

Banquet tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at Native Nurseries and 
Wild Birds Unlimited. Or you can make a reservation by calling Tim Smith at 
(850) 933-5979. Non-members are welcome to purchase tickets and join us for 
this fun event. 


May field trips have been scheduled for May 10 and either May 22 or May 24. 
More information is available at our web site. 


http://www.apalachee.org/aas/ 



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franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: St. George
From: ROC <austrina1 AT aol.com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 23:50:35 -0400 (EDT)
Just a couple of things to add/update from Jim C. post. Lydia and I (along with 
a couple from Columbus, Georgia) birded the island from 6 to 8 pm. We had 14 
warbler species, and plenty of rain............. and it is continuing off and 
on. We did not find the BB Cuckoo, but we weren't at the youth camp for very 
long. The wind was coming from the north and should continue, however, I don't 
get too excited with wind this light and clearing skies (forecast) for just 
after daylight. Our best birds included: 



Philadelphia Vireo..........my 2nd of the spring, about 90 yards SSE of the 
bathrooms (top of a dune). 

Whimbrel.............feeding by the picnic table closest to the bathrooms.
Lydia got pics of the 4 Yellow-crowned Night Herons actually catching and 
eating critters (it's a biological term) out of the standing puddles at the 
youth camp. 

Black Tern..........
Bobolinks.............
etc.


The volume of birds is very low............however, given this might be the 
last cool Saturday with rain and north winds.........we will be there in the 
morning. 



Rodney and Lydia Cassidy
Tallahassee, Florida 
   


   
Subject: Audubon May bird trips
From: Helen King <thekingsom AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 17:22:51 -0400
Good Afternoon:

This month we will visit two diverse spots:

*Saturday, May 10: Lake Lafayette Heritage Park*- meet in the parking lot
at 7:30 a.m. We will walk to the newly erected canopy bridge that crosses
the railroad tracks to the Alford Greenway, hoping to get some tree action.
There is no need to notify me if you plan to attend. Be there.

*Thursday, May 22 or Saturday, May 24:* *Lanark Reef*- some of you have
indicated you would like to do a kayak/canoe bird event. There should be
some nesting birds on this recently acquired spit of land that is 5 miles
west of Carabelle. Since I'm not sure of work schedules, please email me at
thekingsom AT gmail.com if you are interested in this trip and please indicate
which date you prefer. If you don't have a kayak or canoe, I will check on
rental places available.

Happy Birding!

Helen Jelks King
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Subject: St George Island State Park Youth Camp 5/1/14
From: "Cavanagh, Jim" <jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 03:17:31 +0000
The park received 3 inches of rain which stopped today at 11:00 AM. There was a 
moderate NW wind early in the afternoon. From 11:00-5:00 our random group of 8 
observed a moderate fallout. There were 17 warbler species including 
Bay-breasted, Blackburniam, Black-throated Blue and over 25 Blackpolls. Other 
findings 


included Black-billed Cuckoo (Sheila Klink), 2 Gray-cheeked Thrushes plus 
Veeries and Swainson's Thrushes, 


Scarlet Tanagers and 4 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.



Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee
Subject: Catbird with no tail
From: Beth Grant <bethgrant AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2014 16:03:25 -0400
The light is better today, and I can tell I definitely have a catbird 
with no tail feathers at my suet feeder.  How unusual is this?  Is it 
more likely from loss or genetics?  Will it grow back?

Beth Grant, Thomasville


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Subject: New e-mail address
From: Daniel Barica <dbarica AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:27:46 -0700 (PDT)
Hello,

I would like to submit a new e-mail address for receiving birding info.

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Subject: SMNWR Tropical/Cassin's Kingbird Cedar Point Trail 4/27/14
From: "Cavanagh, Jim" <jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:32:00 +0000
The kingbird was located in the dead cyprus trees on the west side near the 
entrance and first seen by Anastasia Bowman and Evan Yokum of Tallahassee 
around 1:45 PM. It hawked for insects for an hour and then headed East. 


I took many images but did not get vocalization partly because noisy boats were 
backed up in the channel waiting to land. I noted Bright yellow underparts with 
a greenish upper breast, green above brightest on the lower back, a dark 
notched tail and have good shots of the bill but can't call it without 
vocalization. In the past one hung around for several days so it might be worth 
a shot. Overhead was a flock of 13 White Pelicans. 




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee

Subject: Bobolinks
From: "awilliford AT comcast.net" <awilliford@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 14:40:59 -0400
A flock of Bobolinks were seen feeding in the additional parking lot of the 
boat ramp before fort San Marcos near city of St Marks. They were in the grassy 
area on the left after the st marks trail. 


Fun to see them...I haven't seen Bobolinks in awhile!

April Williford
Tallahassee
Subject: St. Marks NWR -- Saturday morning
From: "Don Morrow" <don.morrow AT tpl.org>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 08:35:31 -0700
A brief foray for loon monitoring (28 headed North into the fog, but 11 headed 
back), revealed a few migrants. 

 
Lighthouse area
4 female Painted Buntings along edge of marsh below viewing platform
Blackpoll Warbler (in large live oak next to lighhouse)
Yellow-throated Warbler (in large live oak next to lighhouse)
Red-eyed Vireo (in large live oak next to lighhouse)
Bufflehead and Red-breasted Merganser offshore
 
Tower Pond Trail
Catbird (flock of at least 7)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Whimbrel
Marbled Godwit
Semipalmated Plover
Black-bellied Plover
 
Mounds Pool I
Blue-winged Teal
Black-necked Stilt
Lesser Yellowlegs
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin
Wilson's Plover
 
Good Birding.
 


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Subject: Audubon Program, Thurs. April 24: Beach-Nesting Birds
From: Fran Rutkovsky <franrutkovsky AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:09:37 +0000 (UTC)


Apalachee Audubon Society 

April 24, 2014 

BEACH-NESTING BIRDS: FLORIDA’S ORIGINAL BEACH BABIES 

Speaker: Bonnie Samuelsen 

Thursday, April 24, 2014 
Social at 7:00 p.m., Program at 7:30 p.m. 
Historic Amtrak Station, 918 Railroad Avenue 

http://www.apalachee.org/aas/ 

Did you know beach-nesting birds like Snowy Plovers, Black Skimmers, American 
Oystercatchers and Least Terns lay their eggs on top of the sand and raise 
their young on our local beaches? Chicks less than 6 inches tall can be seen 
feeding along dunes, coastal lakes and the tidal zone. Want to see it for 
yourself? Dramatic courtship displays and the sight of adorable chicks taking 
their first steps await you! 


Join Bonnie Samuelsen, Project Manager for Audubon Florida’s Coastal Bird 
Stewardship Program for an amazing photo presentation to learn more about these 
rare and declining birds and the statewide efforts to protect them. 


Bonnie first discovered beach nesting birds over 15 years ago and became 
actively involved in 2005 with state wide efforts. Both volunteering and 
working with Sarasota Audubon Society, Florida Fish and Wildlife Services, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife, she has been busy conducting surveys, posting nest sites, 
working with communities and developing volunteer stewardship programs. She was 
an early member of the Suncoast Shorebird Partnership that ultimately grew into 
FWC’s Florida Shorebird Alliance. Bonnie is now the Project Manager for 
Audubon Florida’s Coastal Bird Stewardship Program in the Panhandle. 



-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: ST Marks NWR -- this week
From: "Don Morrow" <don.morrow AT tpl.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:38:43 -0700
Certainly this has been a great week of birding at St. Marks and all along the 
Eastern Gulf coast. My personal list this week at St Marks was 118 species with 
25 warbler species. ( I finally got Swainson's Warbler and had Cerulean today). 
Based on the reports of others, 29 of the 33 warbler species on the St Marks 
list were recorded this week. 

 
Other passerines at St Marks this week included Rose-breasted and Blue 
Grosbeak, many Indigo Buntings and a large number of Painted Buntings that 
peaked, today. There were Orchard Orioles, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Wood and 
Swainson's Thrush. Barn, Bank, Tree, Rough-winged and Cliff Swallow. 

 
Transmigrant shorebirds included Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, Solitary Sandpiper 
and breeding plumage Dunlin, Dowitcher and Yellowlegs. There were at least five 
tern species and three gull species. 

 
Lingering winter birds included, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Bufflehead, 
Blue-winged Teal, Red-breasted Merganser, White-faced Ibis, Ruby Crowned 
Kinglet; Savannah, Field, Swamp and White-throated Sparrows. 

 
There were a lot of good birders at the refuge this week and I'm not mentioning 
everything that was seen. Species diversity was high. This was the best week of 
Spring migration in years. 

 
Good Birding.
 
 


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Subject: Re: St Marks NWR Wakulla, Bottoms Rd & Bald Point SP
From: Helen King <thekingsom AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:59:35 -0400
I saw two horned grebes while fishing today at the mouth of the St. Mark's
and East Rivers.
Helen Jelks King


On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:15 PM,  wrote:

> This photo taken at approximately 4:30pm at Alligator Point today. This
> was one of at least two, possibly more! Maybe we saw the same ones?
>
>
> [image: image.png]
>
> Barbara
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Apr 19, 2014, at 5:01 PM, Sunny  wrote:
>
>
>
> 66 species total at SMNWR - Wakulla included a  a Horned Grebe (cannot
> remember which pond) and an Eastern Meadowlark in the short grass at the
> helipad while looking for the Henslow's Sparrow and.  It was a shock for
> all of us.
>
> Lots of Clapper Rails at Bottoms Rd  (19 species total) but the treat of
> the day was the Bald Eagle, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers and 5 Canvasbacks (1
> male and 4 females).
>
> Bald Point State Park provided 17 species total which included a pair of
> Eastern Kingbirds spotted along the road in on a wire/utility pole.
>
> Not bad for the visiting birding pal from Massachusetts.  Thanks to all of
> you that helped steer us in the right direction.  James sent the full
> reports to eBird.
>
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Subject: yard & ravine today
From: Fran Rutkovsky <franrutkovsky AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:57:18 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all 

On this cold gray day, my yard has been colorful and very active with at least 
15 Indigo Buntings (all but 2 were males); 2 Scarlet Tanagers 

in the ravine; and Orchard Orioles flying around, along with the resident birds 
and the female Summer Tanager that's been here 

since around November. 

Yesterday at St. Marks was amazing! 


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Subject: Cerulean, Blk-th Blue, Blackpoll, others - Indianhead Acres, Tallahassee
From: Elliot Schunke <ewschunke AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:23:25 -0400
Hi All,

I had 15 species of warbler and other good migrants in Indianhead Acres in
Tallahassee this afternoon.  Highlights were two Ceruleans.  More info and
photos at the link:

http://www.flbirding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=377

Thanks,
Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: Birds
From: cyanoci799 AT aol.com
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:32:26 -0400 (EDT)
Had a nice treat a little while ago while watching the feeders. Along with a 
few Cardinals, 1 Chippie, 2 CGDoves and a MDove? two? RBGrosbeaks (males) 
stopped at the safflower feeder for a little while. I can't remember the last 
time I saw them here. It's a miserable chilly, damp day 

Alice
McAlpin, Suwannee

 
Subject: St. Marks Saturday
From: "Candy and Michael Hill" <mchill7 AT embarqmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:42:06 -0400
I feel compelled to share with the group that I had the best migrant bird
viewing in many years at SMNWR, mostly around the bathroom trails.  Eddie
White and I took off work on Wednesday, the 16th  and scored 18 warbler
species.  You've seen the list.  Thanks to all who post them!  Then I took
my wife and daughter on Saturday, promising them fine viewing.  (21 warbler
species) They both got several lifers, but the amazing thing was ELEVEN
painted buntings (only three were females)!  We were astonished with nine
PABU, but as we drove home by Stoney Bayou, another pair flew up and stood
alongside the road.  A walk at Cedar Point trail, displayed two male black
throated greens on the ground between the posts of that sign.  Further
along, a beautiful black throated blue male.  Also, 4 Northern waterthrush,
and of course, many indigo buntings, kept us going.  If I wasn't so tired, I
might go back today!

 

Michael Hill, Tallahassee    

 
Subject: St George Is SP/Saturday
From: John Murphy <southmoonunder AT mchsi.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:14:39 -0500 (CDT)
Jim Cavanagh, Steve Mullin, Steve Jones, Bob Kornegay & I birded St George Is 
State Park today, and while the numbers weren't quite as good as on Tuesday, 
there was still plenty of migrant activity. In addition to 24 warbler species 
and abundant buntings, grosbeaks, tanagers & cuckoos, we found an ASH-THROATED 
FLYCATCHER and a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO. 


John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL


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Subject: Re: St. Marks NWR --Saturday
From: eliza hawkins <ehawkins AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:37:46 -0700 (PDT)
I saw most of the birds below but also blue gross beaks and a solitary 
sandpiper .. got pictures of a lot of them including a very tame painted 
bunting..also nice bobcat encounter and a barred owl which flew down and 
grabbed a crawfish about 15 feet from me.   Pictures below: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770 AT N06/sets/72157644110367762/

 
 
Eliza Hawkins
ehawkins AT yahoo.com


>________________________________
> From: Jeff O'Connell 
>To: Don Morrow  
>Cc: "nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com" ; robin_will AT fws.gov 
>Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:31 PM
>Subject: Re: [nflbirds] St. Marks NWR --Saturday
> 
>
>
>  
>In addition to Don’s list, I had a Swainson’s Warbler and a Bay-breasted 
Warbler at St. Marks this afternoon. Both birds were just behind the fire 
tower, as you re-enter the woods on the backside of the hill. The Swainson’s 
was in the leaf litter immediately to the left of the trail. I re-found it 
easily about 30 minutes after I first saw it.  

>
>
>
>On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 3:33 PM, Don Morrow  wrote:
>
> 
>>  
>>On a cool, gloomy Spring morning, St Marks provided slow and steady birding. 
In seven hours beginning at 6:30 am I logged exactly 100 species including 21 
warbler species. Some of the spring migrants were leftovers from the Tuesday 
fallout and some were newly arriving birds sitting on the coastal strand at the 
lighthouse where I had 6 warbler species as well as 7 other spring migrants. 
Some highlights were: 

>>
>>Lighthouse area
>>Common Loon (two sitting just offshore, no migrants)
>>Red-breasted Merganser (still in low numbers)
>>Tree Swallow
>>Bank Swallow
>>Cliff Swallow
>>Barn Swallow (the predominant species, some were just sitting on the road)
>>Swainson's Thrush
>>Gray Catbird
>>Yellow Warbler
>>Cape May Warbler
>>Palm Warbler
>>Prothonotary Warbler
>>Northern Waterthrush (probably eight)
>>Common Yellowthroat
>>Hooded Warbler
>>Scarlet Tanager (male sitting on the lighthouse lawn)
>>Rose-breasted Grosbeak (two sitting on the lawn, others moving along the 
road) 

>>Indigo Bunting (over fifty, some just sitting, others moving along the road)
>>Painted Bunting (three males)
>>
>>Tower Pond Trail (most of the warblers were single birds, a few species were 
in small numbers but were scattered out along the trail) 

>>Eastern Kingbird
>>Ruby-crowned Kinglet
>>Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
>>Wood Thrush (singing)
>>Gray Catbird (still common)
>>White-eyed, Red-eyed and Yellow-throated Vireos (Red-eyed Vireo may have been 
the most common bird in the canopy) 

>>Blue-winged Warbler
>>Tennessee Warbler
>>Northern Parula
>>Yellow Warbler
>>Chestnut-sided Warbler
>>Magnolia warbler
>>Cape May Warbler
>>Black-throated Blue Warbler
>>Yellow-rumped Warbler
>>Black-throated Green Warbler
>>Prairie Warbler
>>Palm Warbler
>>Blackpoll Warbler
>>Black-and-white Warbler
>>American Redstart
>>Worm-eating Warbler
>>Kentucky Warbler
>>Common Yellowthroat
>>Hooded warbler
>>Hooded Warbler
>>Summer Tanager
>>Scarlet Tanager
>>Rose-breasted Grosbeak
>>Indigo Bunting ( still about twenty hanging around)
>>Painted Bunting (single male behind the bathrooms)
>>
>>I understand that Ovenbird was seen along the Tower Trail and that several 
other warbler species were recorded from the coastal strand. There were a 
number of birders out, braving the intermittent light mist. 

>>
>>
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>>
>>
>
>
>
>
Subject: Re: St Marks NWR Wakulla, Bottoms Rd & Bald Point SP
From: Barive AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:15:58 -0400
This photo taken at approximately 4:30pm at Alligator Point today. This was one 
of at least two, possibly more! Maybe we saw the same ones? 





Barbara


Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 19, 2014, at 5:01 PM, Sunny  wrote:
> 
> 66 species total at SMNWR - Wakulla included a a Horned Grebe (cannot 
remember which pond) and an Eastern Meadowlark in the short grass at the 
helipad while looking for the Henslow's Sparrow and. It was a shock for all of 
us. 

> 
> Lots of Clapper Rails at Bottoms Rd (19 species total) but the treat of the 
day was the Bald Eagle, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers and 5 Canvasbacks (1 male 
and 4 females). 

> 
> Bald Point State Park provided 17 species total which included a pair of 
Eastern Kingbirds spotted along the road in on a wire/utility pole. 

> 
> Not bad for the visiting birding pal from Massachusetts. Thanks to all of you 
that helped steer us in the right direction. James sent the full reports to 
eBird. 

> 
Subject: Re: St. Marks NWR --Saturday
From: "Jeff O'Connell" <jeff.m.oconnell AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:31:25 -0400
In addition to Don’s list, I had a Swainson’s Warbler and a Bay-breasted
Warbler at St. Marks this afternoon. Both birds were just behind the fire
tower, as you re-enter the woods on the backside of the hill. The
Swainson’s was in the leaf litter immediately to the left of the trail. I
re-found it easily about 30 minutes after I first saw it.


On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 3:33 PM, Don Morrow  wrote:

>
>
> On a cool, gloomy Spring morning, St Marks provided slow and steady
> birding. In seven hours beginning at 6:30 am I logged exactly 100 species
> including 21 warbler species. Some of the spring migrants were leftovers
> from the Tuesday fallout and some were newly arriving birds sitting on the
> coastal strand at the lighthouse where I had 6 warbler species as well as 7
> other spring migrants. Some highlights were:
>
> Lighthouse area
> Common Loon (two sitting just offshore, no migrants)
> Red-breasted Merganser (still in low numbers)
> Tree Swallow
> Bank Swallow
> Cliff Swallow
> Barn Swallow (the predominant species, some were just sitting on the road)
> Swainson's Thrush
> Gray Catbird
> Yellow Warbler
> Cape May Warbler
> Palm Warbler
> Prothonotary Warbler
> Northern Waterthrush (probably eight)
> Common Yellowthroat
> Hooded Warbler
> Scarlet Tanager (male sitting on the lighthouse lawn)
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (two sitting on the lawn, others moving along the
> road)
> Indigo Bunting (over fifty, some just sitting, others moving along the
> road)
> Painted Bunting (three males)
>
> Tower Pond Trail (most of the warblers were single birds, a few species
> were in small numbers but were scattered out along the trail)
> Eastern Kingbird
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> Wood Thrush (singing)
> Gray Catbird (still common)
> White-eyed, Red-eyed and Yellow-throated Vireos (Red-eyed Vireo may have
> been the most common bird in the canopy)
> Blue-winged Warbler
> Tennessee Warbler
> Northern Parula
> Yellow Warbler
> Chestnut-sided Warbler
> Magnolia warbler
> Cape May Warbler
> Black-throated Blue Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Black-throated Green Warbler
> Prairie Warbler
> Palm Warbler
> Blackpoll Warbler
> Black-and-white Warbler
> American Redstart
> Worm-eating Warbler
> Kentucky Warbler
> Common Yellowthroat
> Hooded warbler
> Hooded Warbler
> Summer Tanager
> Scarlet Tanager
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> Indigo Bunting ( still about twenty hanging around)
> Painted Bunting (single male behind the bathrooms)
>
> I understand that Ovenbird was seen along the Tower Trail and that several
> other warbler species were recorded from the coastal strand. There were a
> number of birders out, braving the intermittent light mist.
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>  
>
Subject: St Marks NWR Wakulla, Bottoms Rd & Bald Point SP
From: Sunny <sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:01:02 -0700 (PDT)
66 species total at SMNWR - Wakulla included a  a Horned Grebe (cannot remember 
which pond) and an Eastern Meadowlark in the short grass at the helipad while 
looking for the Henslow's Sparrow and.  It was a shock for all of us.   


Lots of Clapper Rails at Bottoms Rd  (19 species total) but the treat of the 
day was the Bald Eagle, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers and 5 Canvasbacks (1 male 
and 4 females). 


Bald Point State Park provided 17 species total which included a pair of 
Eastern Kingbirds spotted along the road in on a wire/utility pole. 


Not bad for the visiting birding pal from Massachusetts.  Thanks to all of you 
that helped steer us in the right direction.  James sent the full reports to 
eBird. 
Subject: St. Marks NWR --Saturday
From: "Don Morrow" <don.morrow AT tpl.org>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:33:56 -0700
On a cool, gloomy Spring morning, St Marks provided slow and steady birding. In 
seven hours beginning at 6:30 am I logged exactly 100 species including 21 
warbler species. Some of the spring migrants were leftovers from the Tuesday 
fallout and some were newly arriving birds sitting on the coastal strand at the 
lighthouse where I had 6 warbler species as well as 7 other spring migrants. 
Some highlights were: 

 
Lighthouse area
Common Loon (two sitting just offshore, no migrants)
Red-breasted Merganser (still in low numbers)
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow (the predominant species, some were just sitting on the road)
Swainson's Thrush
Gray Catbird
Yellow Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Palm Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Northern Waterthrush (probably eight)
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Scarlet Tanager (male sitting on the lighthouse lawn)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (two sitting on the lawn, others moving along the road)
Indigo Bunting (over fifty, some just sitting, others moving along the road)
Painted Bunting (three males)
 
Tower Pond Trail (most of the warblers were single birds, a few species were in 
small numbers but were scattered out along the trail) 

Eastern Kingbird
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush (singing)
Gray Catbird (still common)
White-eyed, Red-eyed and Yellow-throated Vireos (Red-eyed Vireo may have been 
the most common bird in the canopy) 

Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded warbler
Hooded Warbler
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting ( still about twenty hanging around)
Painted Bunting (single male behind the bathrooms)
 
I understand that Ovenbird was seen along the Tower Trail and that several 
other warbler species were recorded from the coastal strand. There were a 
number of birders out, braving the intermittent light mist. 

 


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Subject: Orchard Orioles
From: "Peter Homann" <ph-homann AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:46:28 -0400
When we moved to the Lakeshore area of Tallahassee 40 years ago, Orchard 
Orioles nested in our Live Oak year after year and the male's lovely song was 
part of the hot and humid early summer days. At that time I located two other 
pairs less than about 500 m from our home to the south and north. Then 
Brown-headed Cowbirds showed up and parasitized the orioles on a regular basis 
(as they did towhees, gnatcatchers, parulas etc), and in the late eighties the 
orioles had disappeared from all three locations. Cowbirds eventually became a 
rarity near my home, presumably because there was not much left for them to 
parasitize. While doing Breeding Bird Atlas surveys in the 1980s, I encountered 
orioles feeding young cowbirds several times in the Tallahassee area and I 
feared for their status as relatively common breeders, The recent observations 
by Janeen, Glenda and Ed are encouraging news, but we may have to wait for new 
Breeding Bird Atlas to tell the whole story. 


 

Peter Homann

North Tallahassee

__________________________________
Peter H. Homann
117 Ridgeland Road
Tallahassee FL 32312-1906
Subject: St Marks NWR 4/18
From: Fritz Davis <davisfritz AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:42:48 -0700 (PDT)
Many of the warblers reported on Tuesday and Wednesday from the Tower Pond 
Trail (behind the restrooms) at St Marks are still present. 


I saw 18 species of warblers this morning in the rain (at times it was really 
pouring; the birds didn't seem to mind). 


Highlights included:

Cape May 2 (males)
Worm-eating  3 (1 singing about an octave above what I consider typical)
Kentucky 3
Hooded 6 (males were singing and there were also females)
Blackpoll 1 (female)
Tennessee 1
Prothonotary 1
Am Redstart 2 (1 imm male)
Chestnut-sided 1
Magnolia 1

There were also many Red-eyed Vireos as well as Yellow-throated, White-eyed, 
and Blue-headed Vireos and several Wood Thrushes (occasionally singing). 



Given the current weather pattern, some or all of these birds will likely be 
present at least through tomorrow morning. 


Fritz Davis

 
Frederick R. Davis
Tallahassee, Florida
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Subject: Today's bird trip rescheduled to Sat., Apr. 26th
From: Helen King <thekingsom AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:37:52 -0400
Good Wet Morning:

    Due to the weather, the trip was cancelled for today. It is rescheduled
for Sat. , meeting at Lake Munson Recreation Area at 7:30 a.m. We will
carpool down to St. Mark's Wildlife Refuge, so please indicate if you are a
willing driver. Please email me at thekingsom AT gmail.com if you plan to
attend.

Helen Jelks King
Apalachee Audubon

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Subject: Tuesday and Wednesday at St. George was fabulous
From: Larry Gridley <eelriver74 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:15:54 -0700 (PDT)
Every birders dream!!! Fallout on Tuesday!! Got the call today at work after 
the storm front moved through the panhandle . I went home and grabbed some 
clothes and headed to St George Island. I got there at 6 pm and what a treat. 
Best birding I have ever had. Every scrub tree and bush had warblers and 
tanagers and grosbeaks. I left for the hotel at 7:30 pm and had 22 species of 
warbler under my belt. I saw 12 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and 9 Scarlet Tanagers 
in one scrub oak at the same time . The birds were still feeding heavy as the 
sun was setting. Wednesday was also a banner day. 


 Here is my warbler list (24) for Tuesday and Wednesday and a few photos. Most 
warblers ever in one day for me (22). 

 1. Bay-breasted
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13907323715/
 2. N. Parula
 3. Ovenbird
 4. Bl- throated Green, 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13884181492/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13907356913/
 5. B&W
 6. Yellow
 7. Blackpoll
 8. Redstart
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13907358113/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13907358523/
 9. Kentucky
 10. Hooded
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13907295325/
 11. Tennessee
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13884172482/
 12. Magnolia
 13. Cape May
 14. Blue-winged
 15. Chestnut-sided
 16. Palm
 17. Prairie
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13907707934/in/photostream/
 18. Pine
 19. Worm-eating
 20. Yellow-rumped
 21. Northern Waterthrush
 22. Louisianan Watertrush
 23. Common Yellowthroat
 24. Prothonatary
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13884170821/
Red-eyed Vireo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13907290425/
Yellow-throated Vireo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/13907343073/

 Bird on my friends!!!!!

Larry Gridley
Albany, Ga
Dougherty County


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Subject: Re: St George Island State Park, Youth Camp today 11:00AM - 4:00 PM
From: ROC <austrina1 AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:44:13 -0400 (EDT)
A few interesting observations from today at SGI (11-7 Birding the island). 
Birding picked up a little about 5 pm. 24 warbler species 



Philadelphia Vireo.....1.........my 1st in a while and I spend way too much 
time at SGI. 

Bank Swallow...........1
Louisiana Waterthrush..................8
Northern Waterthrush....................9
Cliff Swallow..............1
Kentucky..............................8
Willow.......Traill's Flycatcher....1


I also had a Louisiana Waterthrush singing, plus a Kentucky Warbler singing. 
(They are generally pretty quite at the SGI migrant trap.) 



I've been making 2-3 trips a week to the Youth Camp/SGI.........but my highest 
warbler species count (this spring) was less than 10 in a day prior to today. 
The higher winds (NE) helped this evening. Most of the birders I talked to had 
22 plus species (if they stayed most of the day)........volume was generally 
low, with a trickle like fall in. Waterthrush and (coincidental, no relation) 
GC/Swainson's Thrush numbers picked up late. Most of the waterthrush were at 
the sugar hill camp ground. 




Rodney and Lydia Cassidy
Tallahassee, Florida




-----Original Message-----
From: John Murphy 
To: Jim Cavanagh 
Cc: nflbirds 
Sent: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 9:43 pm
Subject: Re: [nflbirds] St George Island State Park, Youth Camp today 11:00AM - 
4:00 PM 



 
  
    
                  
In addition to Jim's list, I & a few others also observed:

Chimney swift - 2
R-T hummingbird - 4
Acadian flycatcher - 2
Wood thrush - 2
Northern waterthrush - 1
C. yellowthroat - 5
Bay-breasted warbler - 3
Blackburnian warbler - 1
Yellow-throated warbler - 1

John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Cavanagh 
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:28:01 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: [nflbirds] St George Island State Park, Youth Camp today 11:00AM - 
4:00 PM 


I arrived at the Youth Camp at 11:00AM and was soon joined by John Erickson
and Bob from Ohio. We were inudated by Catbirds and a fair number of Orchard
Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks plus a few warblers.
The big NW wind began around noon. Later John Murphy arrived after finishing
his bird survey.
Findings incliuded:
 
Warblers: Blue-winged 2, Tennessee 1, N. Parula 5, Yellow 6, Chestnut-sided
1, Magnolia 1, Cape May 1, Black-throated Blue 2 (John Erickson only),
Yellow-rumped 10, Black-throated Green 3, Pine 3, Prairie 3, Palm 2,
Blackpoll 1, Black and White 6, American Redstart 3, Prothonotary 3,
Worm-eating 2, Ovenbird 1, Hooded 6, Kentucky 1.
 
Vireos: Red-eyed 25+,White-eyed and Yellow-throated.
 
Summer Tanager  6, Scarlet Tanager 20+, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 30+, Blue
Grosbeak 3, Indigo Buntind 200+ (John Erickson, Bob and I observed large
flocks pouring into the Youth Camp over a 3 hour period after noon often
landing in the tops of trees. We recognized that some flocks eventually
circled but still concluded that there were at least 200 birds), Painted
Bunting 3, Orchard Oriole 20+, Northern Oriole 1.
 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Common Nighthawk 1, Eastern Wood Pewee 6, N
Rough-winged Swallow 5, Bank Swallow 1,
Swainson's Thrush 1, Gray Catbird 50+.
 
Peregrin Falcon 1 (John Ecickson).
 
Nevertheless we envy Fritz Davis's Swainson's Warbler at St Marks Refuge
today.
 
Jim Cavanagh
Tallahassee


    
             

  
Subject: Warbling vireo/Bald Pt St Pk
From: John Murphy <southmoonunder AT mchsi.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:02:13 -0500 (CDT)
This evening I ran out to Bald Pt SP to see what remained of yesterday's 
birding largess. In a relatively short amount of time I found 14 species of 
warbler as well as the thrushes, tanagers, grosbeaks & buntings mentioned 
frequently in recent posts. However the highlight was a WARBLING VIREO a couple 
of hundred feet south of the main parking lot. It was working its way north in 
the oak hammock along the beach side of the road. 


I added the best of several poor photos to the NFLbird site on Yahoo.

John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL


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Subject: More migrants from St. Marks
From: David Houle <dhoule AT bio.fsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:19:31 -0400
We went out this morning intending to go several places along the 
coast, starting with the Tower Pond Trail at St. Marks.  Well, we 
basically never left Tower Pond.  The birding was that interesting, 
and we kept finding new things all day.  The weather was beautiful, 
the bugs benign mostly.  The highlights were 24 warbler species:

Ovenbird 4
Worm-eating Warbler 4
N. Waterthrush 1 (at two bridges)
Blue-winged W. 2
Black and white Warbler >25
Prothonotary W. 2
Tennessee W. 6
Kentucky W. 3
C. Yellowthroat 6
Hooded Warbler 15
Am. Redstart 4
Cerulean W. 1 female - thank you Andy Wraithmell
N. Parula 10
Magnolia W. 1
Yellow W. 1
Chestnut-sided W. 1
Blackpoll W. 1
Black-Throated Blue 1
Palm Warbler 10
Pine Warbler 10
Yellow-rumps 12
Yellow-throated W. 10
Prairie W. 1
Black-throated Green W. 2

Other notable migrants:
Whimbrels 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
C. Nighthawk 1
Yellow-thr vireos 8
Scarlet Tanagers 20
Summer Tanagers 10
Rose -breasted Grosbeak 10
Indigo Bunting 20
Blue Grosbeak 6
Filed Sparrow 1
White-thr. Sp. 1
Wood Thrush 3
Field Sp. 1

And did anyone mention Red-eyed Vireos?


David Houle

Phone:  850-645-0388            FAX: 850-645-8447
http://bio.fsu.edu/~dhoule/
Department of Biological Science
Florida State University
319 Stadium Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4295
Subject: Re: St. Marks 4/16
From: Corinne Jörgensen <corinnejorgensen1 AT mac.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:13:09 -0400
How long does anyone expect the good birding at St. Marks to last? I see the 
East wind is slightly shifting to the Northeast tomorrow sometime. 


thanks,

Corinne

Corinne Jörgensen
corinnejorgensen1 AT mac.com

"The moral test of government is how [it] treats those who are in the dawn of 
life -- the children; those who are in the twilight of life --- the elderly; 
and those who are in the shadows of life -- the sick, the needy, and the 
handicapped." 


Hubert Humphrey

On Apr 16, 2014, at 2:48 PM, Jeff O'Connell wrote:

> 
> Despite the draconian demands of my professors to spend every waking second 
locked indoors reading, I spent a good part of the morning birding St. Marks 
today. The woods around firetower trail proved very productive. I managed to 
find 17 species of warbler, the best of which was a very cooperative 
Blue-winged warbler. Full list below. 

> 
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
> Magnolia Warbler  1
> Black-throated Green Warbler  3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
> Palm Warbler  >5
> Pine Warbler  >5
> Prairie Warbler  2
> Yellow-throated Warbler  >5
> Tennessee Warbler  1
> Blue-winged Warbler  1
> Northern Parula  >5
> Black-and-white Warbler  5
> Prothonotary Warbler  2
> Worm-eating Warbler  2
> Common Yellowthroat  2
> Hooded Warbler  5
> 
> Scarlet Tanager  3
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak  >5
> Veery  2
> Wood Thrush  2
> 
> Red-eyed Vireos were absolutely everywhere.
> 
> 
Subject: St. Marks 4/16
From: "Jeff O'Connell" <jeff.m.oconnell AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:48:45 -0400
Despite the draconian demands of my professors to spend every waking second
locked indoors reading, I spent a good part of the morning birding St.
Marks today. The woods around firetower trail proved very productive. I
managed to find 17 species of warbler, the best of which was a very
cooperative Blue-winged warbler. Full list below.


Yellow Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler  2

Magnolia Warbler  1

Black-throated Green Warbler  3

Yellow-rumped Warbler  4

Palm Warbler  >5

Pine Warbler  >5

Prairie Warbler  2

Yellow-throated Warbler  >5

Tennessee Warbler  1

Blue-winged Warbler  1

Northern Parula  >5

Black-and-white Warbler  5

Prothonotary Warbler  2

Worm-eating Warbler  2

Common Yellowthroat  2

Hooded Warbler  5


Scarlet Tanager  3

Rose-breasted Grosbeak  >5

Veery  2

Wood Thrush  2


Red-eyed Vireos were absolutely everywhere.
Subject: Re: St George Island State Park, Youth Camp today 11:00AM - 4:00 PM
From: John Murphy <southmoonunder AT mchsi.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:43:11 -0500 (CDT)
In addition to Jim's list, I & a few others also observed:

Chimney swift - 2
R-T hummingbird - 4
Acadian flycatcher - 2
Wood thrush - 2
Northern waterthrush - 1
C. yellowthroat - 5
Bay-breasted warbler - 3
Blackburnian warbler - 1
Yellow-throated warbler - 1

John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Cavanagh 
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:28:01 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: [nflbirds] St George Island State Park, Youth Camp today 11:00AM - 
4:00 PM 


I arrived at the Youth Camp at 11:00AM and was soon joined by John Erickson
and Bob from Ohio. We were inudated by Catbirds and a fair number of Orchard
Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks plus a few warblers.
The big NW wind began around noon. Later John Murphy arrived after finishing
his bird survey.
Findings incliuded:
 
Warblers: Blue-winged 2, Tennessee 1, N. Parula 5, Yellow 6, Chestnut-sided
1, Magnolia 1, Cape May 1, Black-throated Blue 2 (John Erickson only),
Yellow-rumped 10, Black-throated Green 3, Pine 3, Prairie 3, Palm 2,
Blackpoll 1, Black and White 6, American Redstart 3, Prothonotary 3,
Worm-eating 2, Ovenbird 1, Hooded 6, Kentucky 1.
 
Vireos: Red-eyed 25+,White-eyed and Yellow-throated.
 
Summer Tanager  6, Scarlet Tanager 20+, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 30+, Blue
Grosbeak 3, Indigo Buntind 200+ (John Erickson, Bob and I observed large
flocks pouring into the Youth Camp over a 3 hour period after noon often
landing in the tops of trees. We recognized that some flocks eventually
circled but still concluded that there were at least 200 birds), Painted
Bunting 3, Orchard Oriole 20+, Northern Oriole 1.
 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Common Nighthawk 1, Eastern Wood Pewee 6, N
Rough-winged Swallow 5, Bank Swallow 1,
Swainson's Thrush 1, Gray Catbird 50+.
 
Peregrin Falcon 1 (John Ecickson).
 
Nevertheless we envy Fritz Davis's Swainson's Warbler at St Marks Refuge
today.
 
Jim Cavanagh
Tallahassee



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Subject: St George Island State Park, Youth Camp today 11:00AM - 4:00 PM
From: "Cavanagh, Jim" <jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:28:01 -0400
I arrived at the Youth Camp at 11:00AM and was soon joined by John Erickson
and Bob from Ohio. We were inudated by Catbirds and a fair number of Orchard
Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks plus a few warblers.
The big NW wind began around noon. Later John Murphy arrived after finishing
his bird survey.
Findings incliuded:
 
Warblers: Blue-winged 2, Tennessee 1, N. Parula 5, Yellow 6, Chestnut-sided
1, Magnolia 1, Cape May 1, Black-throated Blue 2 (John Erickson only),
Yellow-rumped 10, Black-throated Green 3, Pine 3, Prairie 3, Palm 2,
Blackpoll 1, Black and White 6, American Redstart 3, Prothonotary 3,
Worm-eating 2, Ovenbird 1, Hooded 6, Kentucky 1.
 
Vireos: Red-eyed 25+,White-eyed and Yellow-throated.
 
Summer Tanager  6, Scarlet Tanager 20+, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 30+, Blue
Grosbeak 3, Indigo Buntind 200+ (John Erickson, Bob and I observed large
flocks pouring into the Youth Camp over a 3 hour period after noon often
landing in the tops of trees. We recognized that some flocks eventually
circled but still concluded that there were at least 200 birds), Painted
Bunting 3, Orchard Oriole 20+, Northern Oriole 1.
 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Common Nighthawk 1, Eastern Wood Pewee 6, N
Rough-winged Swallow 5, Bank Swallow 1,
Swainson's Thrush 1, Gray Catbird 50+.
 
Peregrin Falcon 1 (John Ecickson).
 
Nevertheless we envy Fritz Davis's Swainson's Warbler at St Marks Refuge
today.
 
Jim Cavanagh
Tallahassee
Subject: Re: St. Marks NWR-Tuesday Afternoon
From: Elliot Schunke <ewschunke AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:41:49 -0400
To add to Don's warblers, I had single males of Blackpoll, Bay-breasted,
and Chestnut-sided all behind the restrooms on Tower Trail this evening
between 5:30 and 7:15

Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee


On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM, Don Morrow  wrote:

>
>
> I showed up at the refuge later in the day than Fritz Davis and had the
> benefit of more time for birds to arrive. There were many Barn Swallows
> everywhere with a few Rough-winged and Cliff Swallows mixed in. I saw a
> mixed flock of Shovelers and BW Teal numbering about fifty birds that were
> flying and landing, acting very skittish.
>
> There were flocks of Indigo Bunting and Blue Grosbeak along the road.
> Catbirds were flying across the road and I saw one tree with three Eastern
> Kingbirds.
>
> Most of the action was in the woods just North of the firetower on Tower
> Pond trail. Some highlights were:
>
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> Red-eyed Vireos were abundant
> Wood Thrush
> 12 species of warbler, mostly individuals and mostly male
> Northern Parula
> Tennessee Warbler
> Yellow Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (males in breeding plumage)
> Black-throated Green Warbler
> Prairie Warbler
> Pine Warbler
> Worm-eating Warbler
> Prothonotary Warbler
> Redstart
> Kentucky Warbler
> Hooded Warbler
> Scarlet Tanager (males were common)
> Summer Tanager (males were common)
> Indigo Bunting (common)
> Painted Bunting (two males)
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (males were common)
> Orchard Oriole
>
> Birding at the refuge should still be good tomorrow morning. You should
> reconsider your work ethic.
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>  
>
Subject: St. Marks NWR-Tuesday Afternoon
From: "Don Morrow" <don.morrow AT tpl.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:21:26 -0700
I showed up at the refuge later in the day than Fritz Davis and had the benefit 
of more time for birds to arrive. There were many Barn Swallows everywhere with 
a few Rough-winged and Cliff Swallows mixed in. I saw a mixed flock of 
Shovelers and BW Teal numbering about fifty birds that were flying and landing, 
acting very skittish. 

 
There were flocks of Indigo Bunting and Blue Grosbeak along the road. Catbirds 
were flying across the road and I saw one tree with three Eastern Kingbirds. 

 
Most of the action was in the woods just North of the firetower on Tower Pond 
trail. Some highlights were: 

 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Red-eyed Vireos were abundant
Wood Thrush
12 species of warbler, mostly individuals and mostly male
Northern Parula
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (males in breeding plumage)
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Pine Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Redstart
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Scarlet Tanager (males were common)
Summer Tanager (males were common)
Indigo Bunting (common)
Painted Bunting (two males)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (males were common)
Orchard Oriole
 
Birding at the refuge should still be good tomorrow morning. You should 
reconsider your work ethic. 

 
 
 
 


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Subject: St Marks NWR 4/15
From: Fritz Davis <davisfritz AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:25:50 -0700 (PDT)
My plan this morning was to visit St. George Island State Park but when a 
meeting ran over, I redirected my efforts to St. Marks. Following the 
encouraging predictions from the Duncans and Badbirdz, I was hopeful that there 
might be fallout conditions and this proved to be the case. I started at Cedar 
Point where the birds seemed to be arriving in loose flocks between periods of 
heavy rain and despite strong winds: 


Cedar Point

Palm Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped 1
Worm-eating 2
Hooded 1 female
Northern Parula 2 female

Red-eyed Vireo 4
Yellow-throated Vireo 1


Blue Grosbeak 6
Indigo Bunting 6+
Orchard Oriole 4+
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 3

There were many other birds flying over including a flock of Eastern Kingbirds.

Then I moved to the woods near Tower Pond, which was more protected from the 
wind 


Hooded 4
Worm-eating 2
Black and White 1
American Redstart 1 male
Northern Parula 5+
Ovenbird 1

Swainson's Warbler 1 (thanks to a couple for alerting me to the presence of 
this bird in the area) 

Red-eyed Vireo many

There was also a report of a Kentucky Warbler that I missed. 


Scarlet Tanager 4+ males and 2 females

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
Summer Tanager 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Painted Bunting 1 male
Blue Grosbeak 2
Wood Thrush 2


I should note that I could only spend about 2 hours birding so this list is 
necessarily partial. There were many more birds flying over and landing briefly 
(even along the road through the refuge). But it was nice to get a quick 
picture of what should be a significant arrival of birds. 


 
Fritz Davis
Tallahassee, Florida
davisfritz at yahoo.com
Subject: Orchard Orioles
From: "Janeen Engleman Langley" <jelangley AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:40:32 -0400
Glenda,  I've had Orchards nest in my yard before, but not in several years.
They were often seen visiting tubular-shaped flowers in my yard.  I've seen
them on coral honeysuckle, Cherokee or coral bean and sinningia.  I still
hear them in my area every spring and summer, but haven't seen one so far
this season.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee

 

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From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Glenda Simmons
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:07 AM
To: Edwwjr AT aol.com; nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Tallahassee Eastern Kingbirds

 






This is an open reply to Ed, regarding your Orchard Oriole.  How long, and
how often have you been seeing the Orchard Oriole?  Have you had them in the
past, and how long do they stay?  Do others have them in their yards now?
I'm very interested, as I'm having my first experience with these orioles,
in my yard.   I had one female pass through, for one day, years ago, but,
currently, have had a group, in my yard, for eighteen days.  I see daily, at
least, one adult male, and generally one immature male and a female, but
have a picture of three adult males on a jelly feeder, at the same time, as
well as orchards and baltimores, together. I usually only see migrants for
one second to three days, so this eighteen day stretch, has me believing
they have decided they like my yard.  From what I have read, my yard has
suitable habitat for this bird.  I would love to have input from anyone that
is more familiar with the orchards.  Are they likely to stay, the rest of
the season?

 

I had Baltimore Orioles spend the winter in my yard, and assume that group
has headed north, but still seeing Baltimore's almost daily, generally
several.  I believe the next 32 oz. jar of jelly I open will be number 30
since last fall.

 

Thanks,

 

Glenda Simmons

Eastside Tallahassee

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 3:37 PM, "Edwwjr AT aol.com" 
wrote:

  

Today must be an arrival day for migrants to Killearn. Each year I have
eastern kingbirds breeding in the neighborhood and a pair arrived in the
backyard about 1:00 pm today. Within a few minutes I also had a pair of
ruby-throated hummers playing chase through the bottlebrush plant. The
orchard oriole continues to be an active feeder.

Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee

 







Subject: Re: Tallahassee Eastern Kingbirds
From: Glenda Simmons <glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:06:44 -0700 (PDT)
This is an open reply to Ed, regarding your Orchard Oriole.  How long, and how 
often have you been seeing the Orchard Oriole?  Have you had them in the past, 
and how long do they stay?  Do others have them in their yards now?  I'm very 
interested, as I'm having my first experience with these orioles, in my yard. 
  I had one female pass through, for one day, years ago, but, currently, have 
had a group, in my yard, for eighteen days.  I see daily, at least, one adult 
male, and generally one immature male and a female, but have a picture of three 
adult males on a jelly feeder, at the same time, as well as orchards and 
baltimores, together. I usually only see migrants for one second to three days, 
so this eighteen day stretch, has me believing they have decided they like my 
yard.  From what I have read, my yard has suitable habitat for this bird.  I 
would love to have input from anyone that is more familiar with the orchards. 
 Are they likely to 

 stay, the rest of the season?

I had Baltimore Orioles spend the winter in my yard, and assume that group has 
headed north, but still seeing Baltimore's almost daily, generally several.  I 
believe the next 32 oz. jar of jelly I open will be number 30 since last fall. 


Thanks,

Glenda Simmons
Eastside Tallahassee
On Saturday, April 12, 2014 3:37 PM, "Edwwjr AT aol.com"  wrote:
 
  
Today must be an arrival day for migrants to Killearn. Each year I have eastern 
kingbirds breeding in the neighborhood and a pair arrived in the backyard about 
1:00 pm today. Within a few minutes I also had a pair of ruby-throated hummers 
playing chase through the bottlebrush plant. The orchard oriole continues to be 
an active feeder. 


Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee
 
Subject: Tallahassee Eastern Kingbirds
From: Edwwjr AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:37:20 -0400 (EDT)
Today must be an arrival day for migrants to Killearn. Each year I have eastern 
kingbirds breeding in the neighborhood and a pair arrived in the backyard about 
1:00 pm today. Within a few minutes I also had a pair of ruby-throated hummers 
playing chase through the bottlebrush plant. The orchard oriole continues to be 
an active feeder. 


Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee
Subject: Orchard Oriole Tallahasseee
From: Edwwjr AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:11:42 -0400 (EDT)
Had my first of the season orchard oriole in the backyard bottlebrush in north 
Killearn this morning. 


Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee
Subject: Nashville Warbler, tallahassee
From: Elliot Schunke <ewschunke AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:25:57 -0400
Currently a Nashville Warbler at the new railroad bridge at the NE side of
Lake Piney Z.

Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: FW: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Good day at St George Island State Park
From: "Cavanagh, Jim" <jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:13:02 -0400
In addition , 6 Yellow-throated Vireos, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Wood Thrushes.
Often there would be an explosion of small winged insects out of the ground
like a water spout which attracted all birds around. Think of Blue Grosbeaks
competing with Yellow and Tennessee Warblers.

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From: Florida Birds on behalf of Cavanagh, Jim
Sent: Tue 4/8/2014 10:08 PM
To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU
Subject: Re: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Good day at St George Island State Park



Same story re birds and weather at St George Island State Park.
I joined John Erickson and Steve Jones 8:15-3:00 but birds stopped landing
there when the srong west wind began around 1:00 PM. Rainfall on 4/8 there
was over 3 inches.

Warblers:Tennessee 3, N, Parula 3, Yellow 2, Y. Rumped 5, Pine 3, Prairie 6,
Palm 6, Black and White 5, Worm-eating 1, La Waterthrush 1, C. Yellowthroat
1, Hooded 6

Also: Summer Tanager 6, Blue Grosbeak 30 including a flock leaving the area
that Steve saw, Indigo Bunting also a large number, Baltimore and Orchard
Orioes and an Eastern Wood Pewee

Jim Cavanagh
Tallahassee

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From: Florida Birds on behalf of Lucy & Bob Duncan
Sent: Tue 4/8/2014 9:20 PM
To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Good day in Gulf Breeze



Hi all,



               Anytime we tally 67 species at home it has to be considered a
"good day birding!" Lucy and I marveled at the number of Orchard Orioles, 13
warbler species and other migrant species present in our yard and immediate
neighborhood. Some of these birds apparently came in overnight and were not
present yesterday a dusk, perhaps they started their movement from points
farther south than Yucatan or encountered bad weather. They were, however,
not exhausted. Conditions in the southern Gulf and Yucatan are not favorable
for further movement for at least tonight but there are plenty of
"leftovers" to entertain birders.

             

Good Birding,

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Florida Panhandle


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