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Updated on Saturday, January 31 at 01:20 PM EST
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Balsas Screech Owl,©Sophie Webb

31 Jan Western Tanager ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
28 Jan Request for information - Nutmeg Mannikin (Scaley-breasted Munia) ["Lucy & Bob Duncan" ]
28 Jan Request for information - Nutmeg Mannikin (Scaley-breasted Munia) ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
28 Jan Request for information - Nutmeg Mannikin (Scaley-breasted Munia) ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
28 Jan Winter Morning Trail Ride at Birdsong, Jan. 31 ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
27 Jan Apalachee Audubon newsletter now available ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
25 Jan St Marks NWR-Sunday ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
23 Jan Re: Trail Ride at Birdsong, Jan. 24--cancelled ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
23 Jan Fresh water ponds - Dixie county ["dixieredhat AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Jan TTRS Sparrow Excursion ["Jim Cox Jim AT ttrs.org [nflbirds]" ]
22 Jan Trail Ride at Birdsong, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
22 Jan Bird House Build at Native Nurseries, Jan. 24 ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
20 Jan Purple Finch ["whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
19 Jan Winter Birds ["whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
19 Jan Apalachee Audubon program: Florida Grasshopper Sparrow by Jim Cox; Thurs. Jan. 22 ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
17 Jan Purple Finch ["Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
17 Jan Carolina Wren Nest ["Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
16 Jan Backyard Birds, Native Nurseries, Sat. 10 a.m. ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
14 Jan Savannah National Wildlife Refuge ["eatonadventures AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
14 Jan Recent good finds - Western Kingbird, Brown Pelican in Tallahassee ["Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
10 Jan St. Marks NWR- Saturday ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
10 Jan Robins ["cyanoci799 AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
9 Jan Long-eared Owl ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
8 Jan Apalachee Audubon January Bird Trips ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
7 Jan RE: Baltimore Orioles ["'Jim Stevenson ' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
8 Jan Baltimore Orioles ["Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
7 Jan Sprague Pipit?, SE Farm, Tram Rd, Tallahassee ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
7 Jan Female Painted Bunting ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
6 Jan Re: Ducks for Ed, an Snail Kite continues ["Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
5 Jan Southeast Farm (Tram Rd) Tallahassee ["Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
4 Jan Bon Gull status ["'Jim Stevenson ' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
4 Jan RE: Ochlockonee River Dam ["'Jim Stevenson ' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
04 Jan Ochlockonee River Dam ["reptiluvr AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
3 Jan Snail Kite picture ["eliza hawkins ehawkins AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
13 Dec St. Marks NWR-Saturday ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
12 Dec St Marks NWR- Friday Morning ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
07 Dec St Marks NWR-Saturday ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
06 Dec Anna Hummingbird in Pensacola ["whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
6 Dec Fall reports for FFN ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
5 Dec RE: Lake Killarney Limpkins in Tallahassee ["'Jim Stevenson ' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
5 Dec Lake Killarney Limpkins in Tallahassee ["Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
1 Dec St Marks NWR on Monday--W. Kingbird still there ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
1 Dec St Marks NWR today. Western Kingbird, Imm male Vermilion Flycatcher and Saltmarsh Sparrow ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
26 Nov Re: Bald Pt flycatchers ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
26 Nov Bald Pt flycatchers ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
23 Nov Apalachee Audubon Nov. 30 bird trip ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Nov ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD - PENSACOLA! ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
20 Nov Correction on Ross's Goose Location ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
20 Nov Ross's Goose at ST Marks National Wildlife researve ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
17 Nov Wings Over Florida Field Trip to St. Marks, 11/18 ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
16 Nov Re: Pine Siskin flock at Goose Pond Lane wetlands 2016-2098 Potts Road ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
16 Nov Pine Siskin flock at Goose Pond Lane wetlands 2016-2098 Potts Road ["Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
16 Nov St. Marks NWR- Saturday ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
13 Nov Apalchee Audubon Newsletter, Nov-Dec. 2014 ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
12 Nov St Marks NWR -Wednesday Morning ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
11 Nov St. George Is. State Park Management Plan Update - Public meeting ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
9 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["'Duncan, Scot' sduncan AT bsc.edu [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["Christopher Joseph Hutchens chrishutch_99 AT yahoo.com [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["lgardellabirds AT charter.net [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["Christopher Joseph Hutchens chrishutch_99 AT yahoo.com [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["Arthur Kirkindall Luranz AT att.net [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Good movement overnight birds ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
8 Nov Good movement overnight birds ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
7 Nov G-B ani/Bald Pt SP ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
06 Nov Tree swallows ["jwerick61 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
4 Nov sparrows ["tracee11 AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
3 Nov RE: Limpkins ["'Candy and Michael Hill' mchill7 AT embarqmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
3 Nov Limpkins ["John Erickson jwerick AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
2 Nov Re: Ash-throated Flycatcher. St George Island State Park, Youth Camp ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
3 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher. St George Island State Park, Youth Camp ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
2 Nov Upcoming Apalachee Audubon trips ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
2 Nov Baltimore Oriole Red Color Variation & Streak Continues ["Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
30 Oct Hummer ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
29 Oct Re: American White Pelican Migration ["'Cheryl Dumelow' taxchik AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
29 Oct American White Pelican Migration ["Roger Shepherd r.shep77 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
28 Oct a pair of Vermilion Flycatchers ["Harry Hooper sn_egret AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]

Subject: Western Tanager
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:50:47 -0500
I had a female Western Tanager in my yard today eating grape jelly.

I posted several photos on the Yahoo site.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee
Subject: Request for information - Nutmeg Mannikin (Scaley-breasted Munia)
From: "Lucy & Bob Duncan" <town_point AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:31:28 -0600
Hi all,

 

               It has been 15 years since the first nesting Nutmeg Mannikins
(now named Scaly-breasted Munias, [Lonchura punctulata] ) were reported in
our area of Northwest Florida and then south Alabama. According to the
Florida Ornithological Society's criteria for placing a species on the
official Florida state list, a bird must have an established population for
at least 15 years. In 2009, I requested reports from birders in our area
whom I was able to contact and an estimate of 135 - 144 individual Mannikins
were reported (Florida Field Naturalist 37:3). Since then I have gotten
numerous reports of birds from as far away as the Miss. Gulf Coast and
Milton FL. A specimen was salvaged from a road kill as well and nests and
both have been deposited in the Florida Museum of Natural History (FMNH) in
Gainesville. So we are in a good position here in the Pensacola area to add
a species to the Florida list. Therefore, I am requesting birders in the
area whom I am able to contact to send me their reports. Also, if birders
know of someone not in the "birding scene" whom I can't contact, I would
appreciate their reports as well. For you folks in MS who receive this
information, I would appreciate your reports too.

 

               Please record the maximum number of Mannikins seen at your
feeders or elsewhere on each of the following days: Friday Jan 30, Sat Jan
31,  Sun Feb 1, Mon Feb 2. If you can't report for each of those days, send
whatever days you are able to record. Please give your location where the
birds are being seen and the maximum number each day.

 

With many thanks,

 

Bob Duncan

Regional Compiler, Field Observations Committee

Florida Ornithological Society

Gulf Breeze, FL 

 

850-932-4792
Subject: Request for information - Nutmeg Mannikin (Scaley-breasted Munia)
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:31:28 -0600
Hi all,

 

               It has been 15 years since the first nesting Nutmeg Mannikins
(now named Scaly-breasted Munias, [Lonchura punctulata] ) were reported in
our area of Northwest Florida and then south Alabama. According to the
Florida Ornithological Society's criteria for placing a species on the
official Florida state list, a bird must have an established population for
at least 15 years. In 2009, I requested reports from birders in our area
whom I was able to contact and an estimate of 135 - 144 individual Mannikins
were reported (Florida Field Naturalist 37:3). Since then I have gotten
numerous reports of birds from as far away as the Miss. Gulf Coast and
Milton FL. A specimen was salvaged from a road kill as well and nests and
both have been deposited in the Florida Museum of Natural History (FMNH) in
Gainesville. So we are in a good position here in the Pensacola area to add
a species to the Florida list. Therefore, I am requesting birders in the
area whom I am able to contact to send me their reports. Also, if birders
know of someone not in the "birding scene" whom I can't contact, I would
appreciate their reports as well. For you folks in MS who receive this
information, I would appreciate your reports too.

 

               Please record the maximum number of Mannikins seen at your
feeders or elsewhere on each of the following days: Friday Jan 30, Sat Jan
31,  Sun Feb 1, Mon Feb 2. If you can't report for each of those days, send
whatever days you are able to record. Please give your location where the
birds are being seen and the maximum number each day.

 

With many thanks,

 

Bob Duncan

Regional Compiler, Field Observations Committee

Florida Ornithological Society

Gulf Breeze, FL 

 

850-932-4792
Subject: Request for information - Nutmeg Mannikin (Scaley-breasted Munia)
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:31:28 -0600
Hi all,

 

               It has been 15 years since the first nesting Nutmeg Mannikins
(now named Scaly-breasted Munias, [Lonchura punctulata] ) were reported in
our area of Northwest Florida and then south Alabama. According to the
Florida Ornithological Society's criteria for placing a species on the
official Florida state list, a bird must have an established population for
at least 15 years. In 2009, I requested reports from birders in our area
whom I was able to contact and an estimate of 135 - 144 individual Mannikins
were reported (Florida Field Naturalist 37:3). Since then I have gotten
numerous reports of birds from as far away as the Miss. Gulf Coast and
Milton FL. A specimen was salvaged from a road kill as well and nests and
both have been deposited in the Florida Museum of Natural History (FMNH) in
Gainesville. So we are in a good position here in the Pensacola area to add
a species to the Florida list. Therefore, I am requesting birders in the
area whom I am able to contact to send me their reports. Also, if birders
know of someone not in the "birding scene" whom I can't contact, I would
appreciate their reports as well. For you folks in MS who receive this
information, I would appreciate your reports too.

 

               Please record the maximum number of Mannikins seen at your
feeders or elsewhere on each of the following days: Friday Jan 30, Sat Jan
31,  Sun Feb 1, Mon Feb 2. If you can't report for each of those days, send
whatever days you are able to record. Please give your location where the
birds are being seen and the maximum number each day.

 

With many thanks,

 

Bob Duncan

Regional Compiler, Field Observations Committee

Florida Ornithological Society

Gulf Breeze, FL 

 

850-932-4792
Subject: Winter Morning Trail Ride at Birdsong, Jan. 31
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:01:09 +0000 (UTC)

(This event is rescheduled from Jan. 24, which was canceled due to heavy 
rains.) 





Join us Saturday, January 31, 10 a.m., for a Winter Morning Trail ride! We'll 
make a number of stops to discuss Birdsong’s ecology, land management and 
history, including places such as the Star Pasture, Farm Pond, the Listening 
Place, and others. We'll point out gopher tortoise burrows, and look for birds 
and signs of wildlife. 





RESERVATIONS, PLEASE. Please call by noon on Friday, January 30th to reserve a 
space. We will be taking the truck and trailer and there is room for 12 people. 
Be prepared to be outdoors for several hours; dress for the weather and bring 
binoculars. 


$6 Friends, $10 non-members, children half-price. 




Birdsong Nature Center 

2106 Meridian Rd., Thomasville, GA 31792 - 

(229) 377-4408 




www.birdsongnaturecenter.org 

twitter.com/BirdsongNatureC 

youtube.com/user/BirdsongNatureCenter 

http://www.facebook.com/BirdsongNatureCenter/timeline 


-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Apalachee Audubon newsletter now available
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:26:32 +0000 (UTC)

The 2015 January-February newsletter is now posted online at Apalachee 
Audubon’s website, www.apalachee.org . 






http://www.apalachee.org/aas/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Newsletter-of-AAS-January-February-2015-Final.pdf 




It includes information about the coming Apalachee Audubon Wildlife-Friendly 
Yards Tour in February, important information about the Upper Lake Lafayette 
Aquifer Protection/Fallschase parcel, coming field trips and activities and 
much more. 




We hope you’ll enjoy the newsletter...thanks go to the many contributors who 
helped with this issue. 




-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: St Marks NWR-Sunday
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:45:42 -0800
It was a beautiful crisp late winter day at the refuge. Starting just after 
6:00 am to get owls, rails and Wood Duck I logged 101 species in nine hours of 
birding. I had sixteen waterfowl species and twelve species of shorebirds. Duck 
numbers were surprisingly high for late January. Some highlights were: 

 
Stony Bayou I (rising water kept most of the shorebirds out)
Bufflehead
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Dunlin
Short-billed Dowitcher
Caspian Tern (single bird that always seems to come in to the South end at the 
high coastal tide) 

 
Mounds Pool III (best viewed from the T-dike or by using the Mounds Pool trail 
to get to the South end of the pool) 

Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis
GW Teal
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Redhead
Bufflehead
Black-necked Stilt
 
Offshore (lots of birds!)
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Redhead (several hundred)
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
American Oystercatcher (maybe thirty)
Laughing, Ring-billed and Herring Gulls
 
One hundred species is a reasonable goal on a winter day if you put in the 
time, do a lot of walking and have just a bit of luck. Skill has only a small 
part to play in this. I missed thirty species that I know are currently present 
on the refuge. 

 
Good Birding 


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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Subject: Re: Trail Ride at Birdsong, Jan. 24--cancelled
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:06:56 +0000 (UTC)
This was posted on the Birdsong Nature Center Facebook page today: 

"We're sorry that we must cancel the Saturday, January 24 "Winter Morning Trail 
Ride", due to today's heavy rainfall - the trails will likely be too soggy for 
the wagon tour. We will try again another time and hope that you can join us!" 


----- Original Message -----


To: "North FL Birds"  
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:51:17 AM 
Subject: [nflbirds] Trail Ride at Birdsong, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. 












WINTER MORNING TRAIL RIDE 
Saturday, January 24 
10:00AM - Noon 




Join Executive Director Kathleen Brady for a leisurely winter morning trail 
ride. We will make a number of stops to discuss Birdsong’s ecology, land 
management and history, including places such as the Star Pasture, Farm Pond, 
the Listening Place, and others. We will point out gopher tortoise burrows, and 
look for birds and signs of wildlife. 


RESERVATIONS, PLEASE. Please call by noon on Friday, January 23rd to reserve a 
space. We will be taking the truck and trailer and there is room for 12 people. 
Be prepared to be outdoors for several hours; dress for the weather and bring 
binoculars. $6 Friends, $10 nonmembers, children half-price. 



Birdsong Nature Center 

2106 Meridian Road 

Thomasville, GA 31792 

Phone: 

229-377-4408 

800-953-2473 

Birdsong is 4 miles past the Grady County sign on Meridian Road. 

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

 
Subject: Fresh water ponds - Dixie county
From: "dixieredhat AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Jan 2015 08:20:50 -0800
I haven't been doing any birding in the past several years due to husbands lung 
cancer and passing away. Joined the bird-a-day challenge the first of the year 
to get me back out there. I was pleased to find the ponds in Dixie have water 
again. There are several on 326 ave worth checking out. Have found Wilson 
snipes, yellow legs, killdeer in the drainage ditches and wet pastures right 
before the ponds and ducks of all kinds in the ponds. was least 100 ring-neck 
ducks this morning. lots of coots and other ducks I can't ID. If anyone does 
check the area out please report. would give me a better idea of whats there, 

 Go 3 miles north of cross city on 351. Turn right on 326 ave. ponds start 
about 2 miles after you turn. 

 Sharon Fronk - old town
Subject: TTRS Sparrow Excursion
From: "Jim Cox Jim AT ttrs.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:06:20 +0000
We'll be hosting a short field trip this Saturday morning on Tall Timbers. The 
goal will be to see as many different wintering sparrows as possible in a 
couple of hours and then disband. We'll meet at the Wade Center at 8 AM and 
then figure out where to go (and how) based on the number of people attending. 


Feeders have been up at the bird window for a while and I've been seeing a few 
LISPs and HESPs here and there during field activities in addition to the 8-10 
more predictable species. 


Drop me a note (jim AT ttrs.org) if you think you'll be 
coming. 


Thanks,
Jim


Jim Cox
Tall Timbers Research Station
13093 Henry Beadel Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32312
(850) 893-4153 ext. 223
fax:  (850) 893-6470
Stoddard Bird Lab Web Site

Subject: Trail Ride at Birdsong, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:51:17 +0000 (UTC)










WINTER MORNING TRAIL RIDE 
Saturday, January 24 
10:00AM - Noon 




Join Executive Director Kathleen Brady for a leisurely winter morning trail 
ride. We will make a number of stops to discuss Birdsong’s ecology, land 
management and history, including places such as the Star Pasture, Farm Pond, 
the Listening Place, and others. We will point out gopher tortoise burrows, and 
look for birds and signs of wildlife. 


RESERVATIONS, PLEASE. Please call by noon on Friday, January 23rd to reserve a 
space. We will be taking the truck and trailer and there is room for 12 people. 
Be prepared to be outdoors for several hours; dress for the weather and bring 
binoculars. $6 Friends, $10 nonmembers, children half-price. 



Birdsong Nature Center 

2106 Meridian Road 

Thomasville, GA 31792 

Phone: 

229-377-4408 

800-953-2473 

Birdsong is 4 miles past the Grady County sign on Meridian Road. 

-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Bird House Build at Native Nurseries, Jan. 24
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:46:09 +0000 (UTC)




PARENT/CHILD BIRD HOUSE BUILD 

Saturday January 24th 2pm 




$15.00 plus tax for the pre-cut cedar nest box kit; 

call 386-8882 to register – class size limited 




We will start inside with a short slide presentation about birds that depend on 
natural cavities in trees and nest boxes. Then we will teach the children, with 
your help, how to build a chickadee or bluebird house. Don’t forget to bring 
a hammer! 






Native Nurseries of Tallahassee 
1661 Centerville Road 
Tallahassee, FL 32308 
www.nativenurseries.com 
850-386-8882 



-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Purple Finch
From: "whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Jan 2015 17:35:25 -0800
I had a Purple Finch at my feeders today. This is the 3rd year in a row that 
I've had one in January. 

 

 Linda Whitfield
 Grand RIdge, Fl
Subject: Winter Birds
From: "whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Jan 2015 16:48:54 -0800
I've had dozens of Cedar Waxwings and Robins eating berries from my Firethorn 
bush all day today. I have a pair of Common Yellowthroat Warblers and 2 Hermit 
Thrush eating from my suet feeders and lots of Goldfinches and Chipping 
Sparrows now. 

 

 Linda Whitfield
 Grand Ridge, Fl
Subject: Apalachee Audubon program: Florida Grasshopper Sparrow by Jim Cox; Thurs. Jan. 22
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:06:56 +0000 (UTC)


January 22, 2015 

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow: 
Has Science Failed Florida’s Rarest Bird? 




Speaker: Jim Cox 
Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy 
Tallahassee, FL 
Gainesville, FL 




Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015 
Social: 7:00 p.m. 
Program: 7:30 p.m. 




Our program meetings are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2810 
North Meridian Road. 





The Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is a critically endangered subspecies that 
inhabits the distinctive prairie ecosystem of south central Florida. Public 
lands collectively supported over 1000 individuals as recently as 2001, but 
populations on public lands soon began to decline and today have fallen by more 
than 90%. The steep declines occurred despite intensive research and monitoring 
efforts and may relate in part to changes in how prescribed fire was used to 
manage sparrow habitat. The plight of the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow points to 
the critical need for research that carefully assesses the effects that changes 
in the use of fire may have. At the same time, the decline of the sparrow also 
underscores the need for managing any lands that we purchase. 





Read more about Tall Timbers’ involvement with the Grasshopper Sparrow. 




Jim Cox heads up the Stoddard Bird Lab at Tall Timbers Research Station & Land 
Conservancy and serves on the Board of Apalachee Audubon. The Stoddard Bird Lab 
continues a 50-year tradition of investigating the use of prescribed fire in 
managing habitat for birds associated with southern pinelands. Frequently fire 
is absolutely essential for maintaining stable populations for species such as 
Bachman’s and Florida Grasshopper sparrows, Loggerhead Shrike, Eastern 
Meadowlark, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and Red-cockaded Woodpecker. Jim also taught 
a popular bird-watching class at Florida State University and continues to try 
to lure new bodies into the birding community. 








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

-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Purple Finch
From: "Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:04:59 +0000 (UTC)
I've had a Purple Finch at my feeders, today, that several other birders 
observed, and was confirmed by Elliot Schunke. I uploaded a few pictures to my 
web site. 

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Subject: Carolina Wren Nest
From: "Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 02:05:56 +0000 (UTC)
For the third year in a row, my wren pair appear to be getting a jump start on 
their 2015 nesting season.  I found their first completed nest, in my garage, 
today, after observing behavior, that they were scouting for a  location. 
 They may not use this nest until later, in the season, or not at all, but 
they are definitely starting. Last year they had five successful nesting 
attempts. 

Glenda SimmonsEastside Tallahassee
Subject: Backyard Birds, Native Nurseries, Sat. 10 a.m.
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:42:34 +0000 (UTC)



NATIVE NURSERIES 

1661 Centerville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308 

Monday-Saturday, 8am-6pm 

850-386-8882 www.nativenurseries.com 



BACK YARD BIRDS - Saturday January 17 th 10am and again at 2pm Free 

Jody Walthall is combining two of his most popular classes into one for this 
special session. Learn how to attract more and varied birds to your feeders, 
how to squirrel-proof your feeder and what birds you are likely to attract this 
winter. In addition, he will teach you how to create a bird garden that goes a 
step beyond a mere feeding station, one that is both aesthetically pleasing and 
good for the birds. 





BACK YARD BIRDS - Thursday January 22 nd Noon Lunch ‘n’ Learn Free 

Jody will repeat this workshop for those who are not able to attend on Saturday 
(1/17). Feel free to bring your lunch. We will serve water with spearmint. 





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franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
From: "eatonadventures AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Jan 2015 17:24:18 -0800
I'm planning a trip to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge this weekend, 
hoping to see several different species of ducks, has anyone been ? I would 
appreciate any tips and information you can offer. 

 

 Ken
Subject: Recent good finds - Western Kingbird, Brown Pelican in Tallahassee
From: "Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:10:21 -0500
Just a quick update. Yesterday I found a Western Kingbird at Lake Elberta
Park in Tallahassee. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21318428

Today, Andy Wraithmell found a Brown Pelican at Lake Lafayette Heritage
Trail Park in Piney Z on the east side of Tallahassee.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21330550

I strongly encourage everyone to regularly use eBird ,
and if you have a smartphone, the BirdLog app is a great way to share your
findings in near real-time.

Also there are additional ways to connect with other birders using social
media that complement the nflbirds listserv.

   - The new Facebook group - Florida Panhandle Birding
   
   - The new Twitter group -  AT FLPandhandleBrds
   
   - The new Flickr photo group - Florida Panhandle Birding
   


Rob Lengacher
Tallahassee, FL
Subject: St. Marks NWR- Saturday
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 16:51:43 -0800
The January edition of the St Marks Wildlife Tours took place on a cold, clear 
winter day. The refuge was infested with birders; both Duval and Alachua 
Audubon were visiting in addition to many local and visiting birders. Arriving 
at 6:00 am to avoid the rush I logged 82 species before and during the tours. I 
had 17 waterfowl species, including Black Duck, but only 13 shorebird species, 
because of a low tide. There is an out-of-season Chuck-wills-widow, first 
reported by John Hintermister, roosting in the pine behind the bathrooms at the 
Mounds Pool Trailhead. Some highlights were: 

 
Alachua Audubon reported Golden-crowned Kinglet and a Parula Warbler on the 
Orchard Pond trail behind the Visitors Center. 

 
East River Pool
Redhead
Lesser Scaup 
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
 
Stony Bayou I (all birds seen in the Southeastern end of the pool)
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
American Avocet
Marbled Godwit
Bonaparte's Gull
 
Mounds Pool III (Mallard, Pintail and Redhead are common )
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis (up to 8 individuals associating with Glossies: take the 
Mounds Pool/Firetower trail and walk North along the Mounds Pool dike for about 
a half mile) 

Green-winged Teal
American Black Duck (single bird seen and photographed flying with Mallards)
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
 
Headquarters Pond
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
 
Lighthouse Pond
American Wigeon
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
 
Offshore
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
American Oystercatcher
 
It was a good day of birding with lots of good birders out and about. 


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Subject: Robins
From: "cyanoci799 AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 16:22:05 -0500
A good sized flock of Robins is moving through our yard in Old Town, Dixie 
County 

 

 
Subject: Long-eared Owl
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 19:52:39 -0600
A Long-eared owl was found in northern Okaloosa County on December 13, 2014.
The bird was unfortunately entangled in a fence, and died before a chance at
being rehabilitated. The specimen is being deposited at the Florida Museum
of Natural History in Gainesville. The purpose of this announcement is to
alert birders to the very rare, but occasional presence of this species in
north Florida. 

 

In 2008, another Long-eared Owl was found in a roadside ditch on Garcon
Point, Santa Rosa County. This bird was debilitated, but was successfully
"rehabbed" by The Wildlife Sanctuary of Pensacola and released. 

 

Recordings of the Long-eared Owl's calls can be found at the Xeno Canto site
http://www.xeno-canto.org/explore?query=Asio+otus
 &pg=4  .   

 

 

Lucy and Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze, FL
Subject: Apalachee Audubon January Bird Trips
From: "Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:48:10 -0500
Happy New Year!

There will be two planned trips, concentrating on wintering waterfowl.

*Friday, January 23- Apalachee Wildlife Management Area*
This place is adjacent to Lake Seminole and a real sleeper for great
viewings. Meet at 8 am ( EST) at the Pilot Gas Station at the intersection
of US90 West and I-10 and we will carpool. Alternatively, meet at 8 am
(CST) at the boat ramp on River Rd   ( CR 271) which is 2.5 miles north of
Three Rivers State Park outside of Sneads. This will mainly be a driving
tour, getting out of vehicles here and there. Please let me know which way
you plan to meet and also if you are a willing driver. The riding fee is
$5. We will return in time for a late lunch.

*Saturday, January 31- Southwood*
Budd Titlow, accomplished photographer and publisher lives here and has
offered to show us some new hot spots. In addition the Whooping Cranes are
in residence. Meet at Biltmore Pond at 7 am ( to see the whoopers depart).
There will be some walking involved.

Contact me at thekingsom AT gmail.com or call 765-2488 if you plan to attend a
trip.

Helen Jelks King
Apalachee Audubon

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Subject: RE: Baltimore Orioles
From: "'Jim Stevenson ' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 20:57:13 -0600
Glenda perhaps inadvertently brought up an interesting phenomenon that I
have been noticing (without explanation) for years. We have all seen
increased bird activity on spring and fall cold fronts - in fact some of us
live for them! But you know, in winter, I'd swear they also produce more
birds. Glenda described those clear, sunny days, and I've just seen it twice
in the last week here on the Texas Coast. Of course, these are not migrants
like we see in spring and fall, but SOMETHING activates avian numbers when
fronts pass, and those clear days with chilly temps arrive. Of course, as
homeotherms, birds (and mammals) need more food, so they may be somewhat
more active, but I think it's more than that. Unfortunately, ornithology is
a science, and I am bereft of the all-important "why." Without getting
anthropomorphic, I'd love to hear some well-considered hypotheses for this
almost-predictable behavior. 

 

Jim in Galveston

(still mourning the Noles...)

 

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From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]
Sent: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 8:46 PM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nflbirds] Baltimore Orioles

 

  

If anyone would like to see Baltimore Orioles, I'll be happy to share mine.
On New Years Day, I counted twelve, at the same time, and there could have
been a few more.  I still have one with the red coloration, I assume, the
same one that arrived on Halloween. Cold and sunny days, especially, they
are very visable at a feeder and Primrose Jasmine thicket, at the end of my
driveway. I should be around a fair amount, this Fri-Sun, but the orioles
will be in my yard, until they head back north.  Here is one video clip, of
"Mr. King of the Hill" defending his pecking order.  

 

Glenda Simmons

Eastside Tallahassee

 

  
http://www.zenfolio.com/glenda6009/p962460055

 


Subject: Baltimore Orioles
From: "Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 02:46:05 +0000 (UTC)
If anyone would like to see Baltimore Orioles, I'll be happy to share mine. 
 On New Years Day, I counted twelve, at the same time, and there could have 
been a few more.  I still have one with the red coloration, I assume, the same 
one that arrived on Halloween. Cold and sunny days, especially, they are very 
visable at a feeder and Primrose Jasmine thicket, at the end of my driveway. I 
should be around a fair amount, this Fri-Sun, but the orioles will be in my 
yard, until they head back north.  Here is one video clip, of "Mr. King of the 
Hill" defending his pecking order.   

Glenda SimmonsEastside Tallahassee
 http://www.zenfolio.com/glenda6009/p962460055 
Subject: Sprague Pipit?, SE Farm, Tram Rd, Tallahassee
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 21:05:48 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all, 
Thanks to Eliot's and Ed Woodruff's posting, I went to SE Farm on Tram Rd this 
afternoon. 

I saw the Goldeneyes, etc. also a sharp-shinned hawk. 
Then walking along the water's edge at the southernmost pond was a pipit:  
thin bill, long legs, streaks on the upper breast.. 

But this one was not gray on the back like an American pipit.  It was brown 
with streaks on the back.  I can't say that I noted wing bars, however. 

Face was pale with an eye ring.  The belly was buffy and not streaked. 
I ID'd it as a Sprague's, using the Sibley's Eastern guide and a spotting 
scope. 

But now that I'm home and have access to the bigger Sibley's, I'm thinking it 
could be a paler adult American.  

But the back was definitely brown and prominently streaked. 
It would be nice if someone with more experience would check it out. 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: Female Painted Bunting
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:14:42 -0500
I had a female Painted Bunting eating millet with the Chipping Sparrows at
the feeder this afternoon.

Will post some poor photos on the website.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee
Subject: Re: Ducks for Ed, an Snail Kite continues
From: "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:44:45 -0500
Hi Ed and All,

I had 3 Ruddy Duck at Tram Rd today with 5 other duck species, including 4
Common Goldeney.  There were also at least 6 American Pipits and a bunch of
Least Sandpipers.  Full checklist here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21219820

Lake Jackson, observed from Crowder Landing, has held Canvasback for some
time now and in weeks past has had many Ruddy Duck.  I didn't see them
today from Rhoden Cove, though they're often visible by scoping to the west
from there, too.  It was a bit foggy early this morning.

I finally saw the Snail Kite there this morning, too.  It flew in from
west-ish at approx 7:45 and was only visible for less than 10 seconds
before disappearing to the east and in the fog.

Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee

On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 10:07 PM, Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds] <
nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> Had two common goldeneye at the Southeast farm Monday morning. Lesser
> scaup, bufflehead and hooded merganser were also present. Lots of least
> sandpipers and one possible American pipit but I didn't have my scope. Tree
> swallows and crows.
>
> If you haven't been to the Miccosukee Greenway lately, the lake is back
> for at least a little while. Ring-necked ducks, blue-winged teal and lots
> of coots were present.
>
> Lake Elberta has lesser scaup, northern shovelers, pied-billed grebe, and
> palm warblers.
>
> Lake Henrietta had nothing but d c cormorants.
>
> The limpkin remain at Lake Killarney on a regular basis. Also present was
> a tricolored heron.
>
> The pond off Care Drive has hooded mergansers and Canada geese.
>
> The pond near Tallahassee Regional has lesser scaup, hooded mergansers,
> bufflehead, and Canada geese.
>
> A J Henry has wood ducks, lesser scaup, hooded merganser, and bufflehead.
>
> If anyone has ruddies or other different species, would you either post
> their location or drop me an email?
>
> Ed Woodruff
> Tallahassee
>   
>
Subject: Southeast Farm (Tram Rd) Tallahassee
From: "Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:07:08 -0500
Had two common goldeneye at the Southeast farm Monday morning. Lesser scaup, 
bufflehead and hooded merganser were also present. Lots of least sandpipers and 
one possible American pipit but I didn't have my scope. Tree swallows and 
crows. 


If you haven't been to the Miccosukee Greenway lately, the lake is back for at 
least a little while. Ring-necked ducks, blue-winged teal and lots of coots 
were present. 


Lake Elberta has lesser scaup, northern shovelers, pied-billed grebe, and palm 
warblers. 


Lake Henrietta had nothing but d c cormorants.

The limpkin remain at Lake Killarney on a regular basis. Also present was a 
tricolored heron. 


The pond off Care Drive has hooded mergansers and Canada geese.

The pond near Tallahassee Regional has lesser scaup, hooded mergansers, 
bufflehead, and Canada geese. 


A J Henry has wood ducks, lesser scaup, hooded merganser, and bufflehead.

If anyone has ruddies or other different species, would you either post their 
location or drop me an email? 


Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee
Subject: Bon Gull status
From: "'Jim Stevenson ' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 19:11:26 -0600
All this is very interesting to me. I remembered when I lived in North
Florida (before 1995) I saw Bonies in November, but I haven't seen them here
in Galveston before very late December. I made the (unwarranted) assumption
that they were getting later and later, much like Galveston's Sandhill
Cranes (as well as leaving earlier, in the crane's case). 

 

Now I see from one respondent in Gatorland that they are still arriving
occasionally in November in North Florida, for which I have no explanation.
I can only imagine it's related to food availability, but you know about
assumptions! So all we have is the bare bones data (likely why they call
them bony parts?). 

 

Happy New Year to all my North Florida friends (except the first day wasn't
too hot...). 

 

Jim

Galveston
Subject: RE: Ochlockonee River Dam
From: "'Jim Stevenson ' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:08:34 -0600
Hi Robert,

 

Thanks for reporting!

 

You might wanna check those terns, as Leasts are a very long way from North
Florida right now. I imagine they were Forster's. 

 

Does anyone in North Florida ever see Bonaparte's Gulls before late
December? Here in Texas, we don't get them till Christmas or New Year's. 

 

Regards to all,

 

Jim

 

 

 

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From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of reptiluvr AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]
Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 8:35 AM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nflbirds] Ochlockonee River Dam

 

  

While driving back from Torreya State Park on New Years Eve, I stopped at
the Ochlocknee River dam on SR20. There were Least Terns, Bonaparte's Gulls,
Ring-billed Gulls, American White Pelicans, Bald Eagles and a few more
common birds. I thought the Bonaparte's and Leasts were interesting. White
pelicans are always cool to see.

Robert Gundy
Orlando


Subject: Ochlockonee River Dam
From: "reptiluvr AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Jan 2015 06:35:04 -0800
While driving back from Torreya State Park on New Years Eve, I stopped at the 
Ochlocknee River dam on SR20. There were Least Terns, Bonaparte's Gulls, 
Ring-billed Gulls, American White Pelicans, Bald Eagles and a few more common 
birds. I thought the Bonaparte's and Leasts were interesting. White pelicans 
are always cool to see. 


Robert Gundy
Orlando

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Subject: Snail Kite picture
From: "eliza hawkins ehawkins AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 18:50:23 +0000 (UTC)
As glimpsed through the rain this morning...to the left off the landing at 
Rhoden Cove. 

DSC_2703 snail kite

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Subject: St. Marks NWR-Saturday
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:55:58 -0800
The December Wildlife Tours at St. Marks NWR took place on a cool but pleasant 
day. I logged a total of 96 species during the day (107 for the weekend at the 
refuge). Preparing for the Christmas Count season, I counted 390 Wood Ducks 
coming in to roost. 

 
In addition to the birds previously noted on my Friday recon report there was a 
White-winged Dove at the Tower Pond trailhead parking lot and a Purple 
Gallinule on Headquarters Pond. The Vermillion Flycatcher was seen briefly 
South of the Handicapped Fishing Pier by one member of the morning tour and 
back at the Double Dikes by all of the afternoon group . 

 
Good birding.


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Subject: St Marks NWR- Friday Morning
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:20:56 -0800
It was a cold windy morning at the refuge, but the birding was hot. Doing a 
recon for Saturday's Wildlife Tours (call the refuge at 925.6121 to sign up) I 
logged 91 species in five hours beginning at 6:45 am. Watching the dawn flight 
of hundreds of Wood Ducks returning to the swamps along the Double Bridges, I 
was surprised by a blue-phase Snow Goose; a harbinger of a good birding day. I 
had a total of twenty waterfowl species and 15 shorebird species. Some 
highlights were: 

 
Stony Bayou I (about 600 shorebirds at 7:00 am, mostly Dunlin, but 10 species 
in the mix) 

Horned Grebe
Green-winged Teal
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Vermillion Flycatcher (1st year male, getting very red on the belly; seen 
between the double dikes near the road) 

 
Offshore from the Lighthouse (Bald eagles and Harriers were common cruising 
along the coast) 

Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Snow Goose (a white-phase fly by)
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
 
Lighthouse Pond 
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Canvasback (very common this year)
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
 
Mounds Pool III (ducks are congregating near the T-dike and in the South end of 
the pond) 

American White Pelican
White-faced Ibis (associating with Glossies)
Green-winged Teal
American Black Duck (associating with Mallards and seen at both ends of the 
pond) 

Mallard
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Northern Pintail
American Wigeon
 
Stony Bayou II (viewed from the West and North dikes; the South dike is closed)
American White Pelican
Wood Stork
Green-winged Teal
Mallard
Blue-winged teal
Gadwall
Lesser Scaup
 
Headquarters Pond has the only Ring-necked Ducks, but they're easily seen. If 
you're heading to the refuge this weekend, dress warmly. Good Birding. 

 


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Subject: St Marks NWR-Saturday
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 05:51:16 -0800
On a cool foggy morning I logged 80 species in just under six hours, including 
a probable Barn Owl calling near East River Pool. I had 17 species of 
waterfowl. Duck populations continue to increase. With a low coastal tide and 
high water still draining from Stony Bayou II, I only had 10 species of 
shorebirds. Some highlights were: 

 
At 6:30 am, I had a calling owl. The call was coming from the far side of a 
pine stand on the right side of the entrance road as you approach East River 
Pond. The call was the screeee call that is made both by Barn Owls and by young 
Great Horned Owls. It was made every 10 seconds or so for about fifteen 
minutes. Because it is so early in the season, I suspect that this was a Barn 
Owl, an uncommon resident at St Marks. 

 
Wood Ducks have become much more common. Their dawn flight begins around 6:45 
am as the return to the swamps near the Double Bridges. 

 
Great looks at a cooperative Nelson's Sparrow along the shore at the 
Lighthouse. 

 
Lighthouse Pond ( Cooper's Hawks were hunting along the dikes)
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Canvasback
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
 
Offshore (there are rafts of thousands of Redhead/Scaup just offshore)
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
 
Stony Bayou II (the South dike is now closed. use the West or North dikes for 
viewing. Bring a scope if possible) 

Roseate Spoonbill
Wood Stork ( they have been common here during the last month)
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
Gadwall
 
Headquarters Pond
Black-crowned Night Heron
Blue-winged teal
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
 
Good Birding
 
 


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Subject: Anna Hummingbird in Pensacola
From: "whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Dec 2014 15:04:46 -0800
Does anyone know if the Anna Hummingbird is still in Pensacola? We are going to 
try to go over and see it next week if it is still there. 

 

 Linda Whitfield
 Grand Ridge, Fl

Subject: Fall reports for FFN
From: "John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:40:13 -0600 (CST)
Big Bend Birders, 

I am currently accepting reports of significant fall (1 August - 30 November ) 
sightings from the Big Bend (Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Leon & 
Jefferson counties) for possible publication in FLORIDA FIELD NATURALIST & 
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 
Alligator Pt, FL 



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Subject: RE: Lake Killarney Limpkins in Tallahassee
From: "'Jim Stevenson ' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 14:10:09 -0600
Limpkins do a lot of feeding midday because they can see down into the water
better.  js

 

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From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]
Sent: Friday, December 5, 2014 11:11 AM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nflbirds] Lake Killarney Limpkins in Tallahassee

 

  

This morning there were 4 limpkin at the west end of Lake Killarney. For the
past several weeks there have only been 2. The limpkin seem to arrive about
10:00 AM and depart mid to late afternoon. They are visible from the pier in
the park off Shannon Lakes, usually on the grass mats either directly in
front of the pier or along the south shoreline opposite the park.

Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee


Subject: Lake Killarney Limpkins in Tallahassee
From: "Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:11:08 -0500
This morning there were 4 limpkin at the west end of Lake Killarney. For the 
past several weeks there have only been 2. The limpkin seem to arrive about 
10:00 AM and depart mid to late afternoon. They are visible from the pier in 
the park off Shannon Lakes, usually on the grass mats either directly in front 
of the pier or along the south shoreline opposite the park. 


Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee
Subject: St Marks NWR on Monday--W. Kingbird still there
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 20:44:54 +0000 (UTC)
Following Jim Cavanaugh's explicit directions, I saw the Western Kingbird on 
the Cedar Point Trail this morning. 

I missed on the Vermilion f/c and the saltmarsh sparrow. 
I did get a very good look at a Nelson's S-T sparrow near the lighthouse. 
And I had a W. Snipe walk across the road right in front of me.  (Haven't seen 
a snipe on a road before.) 

  
My FOS Common Loon was diving off shore from lighthouse. 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: St Marks NWR today. Western Kingbird, Imm male Vermilion Flycatcher and Saltmarsh Sparrow
From: "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 02:39:48 +0000
Past 1:00PM on a sunny calm day, at Cedar Point Trail Vermilion was 1/3 to end 
and W. Kingbird 2/3 in dead Cedar limbs. The Sparrow was on the north dike 
ocean side marsh away from the lighthouse and on the edge of the shrub line 
just before the large Live Oak near the jetty. It popped up and posed. Long 
bill (not stubby), elongated head (not round as in Nelson's), dirty lined 
orangish superciliary (irregular fine streaking) and wide flank streaks. 




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee
Subject: Re: Bald Pt flycatchers
From: "Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:26:07 +0000 (UTC)
Pretty birds.Patricia In support of my canary Fiona
 From: "John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" 
 

 To: NFLBirds  
 Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:05 PM
 Subject: [nflbirds] Bald Pt flycatchers
   
   This afternoon there were 9 (likely more) Western kingbirds and a single 
Scissor-tailed flycatcher at Bald Pt near the old Point Lounge property. 


John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL
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Subject: Bald Pt flycatchers
From: "John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:05:29 -0600 (CST)
This afternoon there were 9 (likely more) Western kingbirds and a single 
Scissor-tailed flycatcher at Bald Pt near the old Point Lounge property. 


John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL


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Subject: Apalachee Audubon Nov. 30 bird trip
From: "Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:20:59 -0500
For those of you wanting to work off some of the Thanksgiving meal, we are
planning a trip to the Robert Williams Birding Trail and Lake Henrietta on
Sunday, Nov. 30. Meet at Lake Henrietta at 8 a.m. Email me at
thekingsom AT gmail.com if you plan to attend, as we'll first go to Robert
Williams and then return to the Lake.

Regards,
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Subject: ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD - PENSACOLA!
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:54:02 -0600
An adult female ANNAS HUMMINGBIRD was banded today by Fred Bassett in
Pensacola. The homeowner said it is okay for people to come see the bird as
long as they stay off the porch and dont bother her.

The Annas gorget is well defined, but only 30-40% complete. This is the
third record of this species in Florida, with the first in 1988 in the
Tallahassee area, and the second near DeFuniak Springs.

 

There is also an immature RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD feeding at the same feeder. The
hummingbird feeders are hanging on the front porch, easily visible from the
road. The two hummers were hitting the feeder farthest back from the road
today (still on the front porch). Most of the curious neighbors are aware of
this situation.

 

Address:

1532 Tommy Street, Pensacola, FL. This is off of 9  Mile Road, and west of
US 29.

 

As always, please be respectful of the homeowners request that she not be
disturbed and that we stay off of her porch. 

 

Lucy Duncan

Gulf Breeze, FL (just s. of Pensacola)

 

 
Subject: Correction on Ross's Goose Location
From: "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:56:19 +0000
RE Location: Just stay on Lighthouse Road and keep looking to the left as you 
pass by Stoney Bayou 1. 




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee

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From: Gregg Gleason [ggleason2 AT me.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:44 PM
To: Cavanagh, Jim
Subject: A couple of the Snow Goose from today

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Subject: Ross's Goose at ST Marks National Wildlife researve
From: "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:35:41 +0000
Yesterday Gregg Gleason of Tallahassee found this Ross's Goose at the SE corner 
of Stoney Bayou 1 near the Lighthouse Road and near Gate 129. It was at the 
same spot today at 4:00 PM and was seen as early as 11-26 on the Log sheet. 




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee

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Subject: Wings Over Florida Field Trip to St. Marks, 11/18
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:02:40 +0000 (UTC)
Andy Wraithmell is leading a FREE Wings Over Florida field trip tomorrow 
(Tuesday, Nov, 18) at St Marks NWR between 9am and 2pm. 

Still a few places available. Call the refuge to put your name on the list. 
(850) 925-6121 


Lots of great birds to see including Vermilion Flycatcher, Ross's and Snow 
Goose etc. : 

http: //floridabirdingtrail.com/index.php/resources/wings/ 




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Subject: Re: Pine Siskin flock at Goose Pond Lane wetlands 2016-2098 Potts Road
From: "Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:30:43 +0000 (UTC)
Pretty bird!Patricia In support of my canary Fiona
 From: "Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" 
 

 To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 10:46 AM
 Subject: [nflbirds] Pine Siskin flock at Goose Pond Lane wetlands 2016-2098 
Potts Road 

   
     17 Pine Siskin
observed at Betton Woods, 2016-2098 Potts Road
-84.2432 x 30.4786
Sun Nov 16 13:44:32 EST 2014
 by rlengacher
 The most I've ever seen at one time small finches chattering similar to 
American Goldfinch with streaked breast and yellow on wings very obvious in 
wings when flying overhead. Surprisingly, no AMGO in this flock. Sighting 
shared via BirdLog www.getbirdseye.com [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Subject: Pine Siskin flock at Goose Pond Lane wetlands 2016-2098 Potts Road
From: "Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:46:52 +0000
17 Pine Siskin
observed at Betton Woods, 2016-2098 Potts Road
-84.2432 x 30.4786
Sun Nov 16 13:44:32 EST 2014
by rlengacher
The most I've ever seen at one time small finches chattering similar to
American Goldfinch with streaked breast and yellow on wings very obvious in
wings when flying overhead. Surprisingly, no AMGO in this flock. Sighting
shared via BirdLog www.getbirdseye.com
Subject: St. Marks NWR- Saturday
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:08:01 -0800
The first St. Marks Wildlife tour of the season took place on a cold and clear 
day that turned warmish in the afternoon. Birding was steady through the 
morning and slowed in the afternoon. I logged seventeen species of waterfowl 
and fifteen species of shorebirds. There's a pair of White-faced Ibis that have 
been associating with Glossy Ibis and have been in several ponds along the 
entrance road. Vermillion Flycatcher was reported by several observers at the 
double dikes. 

 
Some highlights of the day were:
 
East River Pool
Lesser Scaup
Redhead
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
 
Stony Bayou I (shorebirding is very dependent on the tides and water level in 
SBI. High tide on the Gulf is best.) 

American Bittern
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
 
Stony Bayou II (the ducks are hard to see sitting in water lily covered areas, 
but easy in flight when they flush) 

American Bittern
Snow Goose (the lone Blue phase bird is on the South side about half way out)
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
 
Mounds Pool III (the best viewing areas are in the Northern and Southern ends 
of the pond. You can use Tower Trail to gain access to the Northern end) 

Green-winged Teal
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
 
Offshore
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-breasted Merganser
 
Despite the cold, Monarchs were flying after it warmed up. There are 
wildflowers blooming and trees showing color. 

 
Good Birding.
 
 


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Subject: Apalchee Audubon Newsletter, Nov-Dec. 2014
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:33:17 +0000 (UTC)

The AAS November-December Newsletter is now available at our web site, 
apalachee.org . Or go directly to the link: 






http://www.apalachee.org/aas/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Newsletter-of-AAS-November-December-2014-FINAL-FINAL.pdf 








Included in this issue: 




President’s Message 

Officers & Directors 

115 th Christmas Bird Count 

Climate Myths 

Audubon Adventures 

In The Yard 

YardMap 

Hummer Update 

Swift Night Out 2014 

Early AAS History 

Wakulla Springs Notes 

Wildflowers 

Breeding Bird Atlas 

Mission San Luis 

Holiday Decorating 

Native Nurseries Holiday 

Books for Your Enjoyment 

St. Marks Monarch Garden 

2015 Wildlife-Friendly Tour 

Field Trips & Activities 




- 
Thank you to Suzanna Macintosh for editing this great issue! 


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Subject: St Marks NWR -Wednesday Morning
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:32:45 -0800
I logged 88 species, including 18 species of waterfowl, during a five-hour 
morning recon for Saturday's Wildlife Tour at St. Marks (Call the refuge at 
850.925.6121 to sign up). Duck numbers and diversity are building steadily. 
Shorebirds are abundant. Lots of winter residents have returned and more will 
be pushed down by this week's front. 

 
Some highlights of the morning were:
 
Stony Bayou I (where most of the shorebirds are)
Canvasback
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
American Avocet (10)
Willet
Greater Yellowlegs
Western sandpiper
Least sandpiper
Dunlin (abundant)
Short-billed dowitcher
 
Stony Bayou II
Snow Goose (one blue phase)
Wood Duck
GW Teal
Mallard
BW Teal
Gadwall
Redhead
Hooded Merganser
Wood Stork (15)
 
Mounds Pool I
GW Teal
Gadwall
Redhead
Greater Scaup
 
Mounds Pool III
GW Teal
Black Duck (one pair)
Mallard (including one pair in aberrant plumage; pale bluish-gray with dark 
head and tail) 

Northern Pintail
BW Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
 
Lighthouse Pond and offshore
Common Loon 
Horned Grebe
White-faced Ibis (two hanging with a Glossy)
Nelson's Sparrow (several along the shoreline)
 
Ring-necked Ducks have been regular on Headquarters Pond. Although Vermillion 
Flycatcher has been reported off-and on at several spots on the refuge, I 
didn't have one. All in all, it was a great way to burn a few vacation hours. 

 
Good birding.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Subject: St. George Is. State Park Management Plan Update - Public meeting
From: "John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:49:02 -0600 (CST)
I know many members of this listserve frequent St George Is State Park, 
especially during Spring & Fall. It's likely the most important migrant 
stopover site between Ft. Pickens (Escambia Co) and Ft. DeSoto (Pinellas Co). 
It's also a primary breeding site for imperiled species such as Loggerhead 
turtle, Snowy & Wilson's plovers, and American oystercatcher. 


An update to the park management plan is currently under consideration. I 
haven't had an opportunity to fully review the 154-page proposal, however it 
appears the main focus of the plan is toward increased recreation opportunities 
(bike paths, additional camping areas, cabins, etc.) rather than habitat 
preservation. 


The meeting is scheduled for 7pm - 9pm on Tuesday, November 18 at the St. 
George Is. firehouse. I'd like to encourage everyone who is free that evening 
to attend so that you can pose questions and voice any concerns you might have 
with the plan. 


Following is a link to the meeting notice, agenda, and draft proposal.

https://www.fldepnet.org/public-notices-access-view/3480

Thanks very much.

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Subject: Re: Good movement overnight birds
From: "'Duncan, Scot' sduncan AT bsc.edu [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 11:25:49 +0000
Hi Melinda,

I also live in Bham. The White-throats and Juncos are in the area now, but I've 
only seen a few of the latter. This time of year there is so much seed on the 
ground naturally, so these seed-eaters are spread out throughout the landscape. 
There are tons of sparrows at the area i call Zion Prairie, which is the 
grassland north of the airport. I find that I get more of them at my feeders 
once the winter has set in and seeds are presumably less common in the 
landscape. 



Scot


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From: albirds AT yahoogroups.com  on behalf of Arthur 
Kirkindall Luranz AT att.net [albirds]  

Sent: Saturday, November 8, 2014 1:13 PM
To: Lucy & Bob Duncan; nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com; albirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ALBIRDS] Good movement overnight birds



Lucy and Bob,
Glad to hear about all the birds. I, however, am experiencing a shortage of 
White Throated Sparrows and Dark Eyed Juncos, 'yard birds' which should be at 
my home by now. My normal permanent residents are all here. I do know that 
there is a Cooper's hawk hanging around. Is anyone else in north Alabama 
experiencing a low number of winter birds? 

Melissa Kirkindall
Madison, Alabama


On Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:21 AM, "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' 
town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]"  wrote: 




Hi all,

Radar last night lit up with birds moving through the south Atlantic states. 
Surface winds along the NW FL coast were N to NE and remain NE this a.m. The 
upper level winds website was down last night. It looked promising for birds 
this a.m., but then, this season has been very disappointing. This time the 
birds behaved according to script. 


Weve had at least five waves of birds move through our migrant trap 
neighborhood in Gulf Breeze, FL. Flocks could be seen as specks against a gray 
sky as they flew over. A couple of waves descended and moved through the trees 
in the hood. 


Most of the birds were YELLOW-RUMPS; one flock looked like it was composed of 
BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. A couple of flocks of CEDAR WAXWINGS moved through. A few 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were mixed in along with a PALM. The big surprise was a 
male BLACK-THROATED BLUE. And a mystery bird of which I (Bob) have no clue  
warbler size, all yellow but with a light finch bill, too small for an Indigo, 
tail not seen, no other field marks. Some just get through the cracks! Also had 
a WINTER WREN scurry a few feet from me. 


I (Lucy) had goldfinches calling within the flocks that appeared to be coming 
back in from the Gulf at about 7:45 a.m. New to the yard and neighborhood were 
Hermit Thrush and multiple Ruby-crowned Kinglets with at least one 
Golden-crowned Kinglet heard. For those of you who dont read the Alabama 
listserv, large numbers of Blue-headed Vireos, Robins (hundreds), 
Golden-crowned Kinglets and Purple Finches arrived overnight in Opelika, AL 
(fide L. West), so there is a strong movement southward of the continents 
birds. Enjoy them while you can! 


Bob & Lucy Duncan
Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle



Subject: Re: Good movement overnight birds
From: "Christopher Joseph Hutchens chrishutch_99 AT yahoo.com [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 18:09:54 -0600
Yes all sorry I did mean dark eyed juncos. I've got a lot of old bad habits 
since I was a kid. I've always called them snow buntings since I was a kid. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 8, 2014, at 1:13 PM, "Arthur Kirkindall Luranz AT att.net [albirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> Lucy and Bob,
> Glad to hear about all the birds. I, however, am experiencing a shortage of 
White Throated Sparrows and Dark Eyed Juncos, 'yard birds' which should be at 
my home by now. My normal permanent residents are all here. I do know that 
there is a Cooper's hawk hanging around. Is anyone else in north Alabama 
experiencing a low number of winter birds? 

> Melissa Kirkindall
> Madison, Alabama
> 
> 
> On Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:21 AM, "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' 
town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]"  wrote: 

> 
> 
>  
> Hi all,
>  
> Radar last night lit up with birds moving through the south Atlantic states. 
Surface winds along the NW FL coast were N to NE and remain NE this a.m. The 
upper level winds website was down last night. It looked promising for birds 
this a.m., but then, this season has been very disappointing. This time the 
birds “behaved” according to script. 

>  
> We’ve had at least five waves of birds move through our migrant trap 
neighborhood in Gulf Breeze, FL. Flocks could be seen as specks against a gray 
sky as they flew over. A couple of waves descended and moved through the trees 
in the “hood”. 

>  
> Most of the birds were YELLOW-RUMPS; one flock looked like it was composed of 
BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. A couple of flocks of CEDAR WAXWINGS moved through. A few 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were mixed in along with a PALM. The big surprise was a 
male BLACK-THROATED BLUE. And a mystery bird of which I (Bob) have no clue – 
warbler size, all yellow but with a light finch bill, too small for an Indigo, 
tail not seen, no other field marks. Some just get through the cracks! Also had 
a WINTER WREN scurry a few feet from me. 

>  
> I (Lucy) had goldfinches calling within the flocks that appeared to be coming 
back in from the Gulf at about 7:45 a.m. New to the yard and neighborhood were 
Hermit Thrush and multiple Ruby-crowned Kinglets with at least one 
Golden-crowned Kinglet heard. For those of you who don’t read the Alabama 
listserv, large numbers of Blue-headed Vireos, Robins (“hundreds”), 
Golden-crowned Kinglets and Purple Finches arrived overnight in Opelika, AL 
(fide L. West), so there is a strong movement southward of the continent’s 
birds. Enjoy them while you can! 

>  
> Bob & Lucy Duncan
> Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Good movement overnight birds
From: "lgardellabirds AT charter.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 17:44:34 -0500 (EST)
Since Alabama has only had a few records of Snow Buntings, do you mean 
Dark-eyed Juncos?

Larry Gardella
Montgomery

On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 3:57 PM, Christopher Joseph Hutchens 
chrishutch_99 AT yahoo.com [albirds] wrote:

    Hey I've been meaning to post all week. I'm in Birmingham and have 
seen ,without really watching much, many white throated sparrows and 
tons of snow buntings all ready. From what I remember it seems the snow 
buntings are early? I've never kept notes. As far as our lake there were 
a pair of ringbill ducks that arrived Monday and were joined today by 
two more males and 1 female. Yesterday there was a flock of 12 blue 
winged teal and one female green winged with them. They are not here 
today. Hope everyone's having nice weather like we are in birmingham 
today! Have a good weekend
Chris

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 8, 2014, at 1:13 PM, "Arthur Kirkindall Luranz AT att.net 
 
[albirds]" < albirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
 

> wrote:

 

 

 

Lucy and Bob, 

Glad to hear about all the birds. I, however, am experiencing a shortage 
of White Throated Sparrows and Dark Eyed Juncos, 'yard birds' which 
should be at my home by now. My normal permanent residents are all here. 
I do know that there is a Cooper's hawk hanging around. Is anyone else 
in north Alabama experiencing  a low number of winter birds? 

Melissa Kirkindall 

Madison, Alabama 


 

On Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:21 AM, "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' 
town_point AT bellsouth.net 
 
[albirds]" < albirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
 

> wrote:


   Hi all,

Radar last night lit up with birds moving through the south Atlantic 
states. Surface winds along the NW FL coast were N to NE and remain NE 
this a.m. The upper level winds website was down last night. It looked 
promising for birds this a.m., but then, this season has been very 
disappointing. This time the birds “behaved” according to script.

We’ve had at least five waves of birds move through our migrant trap 
neighborhood in Gulf Breeze, FL.  Flocks could be seen as specks against 
a gray sky as they flew over. A couple of waves descended and moved 
through the trees in the “hood”.

Most of  the birds were YELLOW-RUMPS; one flock looked like it was 
composed of BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. A couple of flocks of CEDAR WAXWINGS 
moved through. A few ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were mixed in along with a 
PALM. The big surprise was a male BLACK-THROATED BLUE. And a mystery 
bird of which I (Bob) have no clue – warbler size, all yellow but with a 
light finch bill, too small for an Indigo, tail not seen, no other field 
marks. Some just get through the cracks! Also had a WINTER WREN scurry a 
few feet from me.

I (Lucy) had goldfinches calling within the flocks that appeared to be 
coming back in from the Gulf at about 7:45 a.m. New to the yard and 
neighborhood were Hermit Thrush and multiple Ruby-crowned Kinglets with 
at least one Golden-crowned Kinglet heard. For those of you who don’t 
read the Alabama listserv, large numbers of Blue-headed Vireos, Robins 
(“hundreds”), Golden-crowned Kinglets and Purple Finches arrived 
overnight in Opelika, AL ( fide L. West ), so there is a strong movement 
southward of the continent’s birds. Enjoy them while you can!

Bob & Lucy Duncan
Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle


  
Subject: Re: Good movement overnight birds
From: "Christopher Joseph Hutchens chrishutch_99 AT yahoo.com [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 15:57:55 -0600
Hey I've been meaning to post all week. I'm in Birmingham and have seen 
,without really watching much, many white throated sparrows and tons of snow 
buntings all ready. From what I remember it seems the snow buntings are early? 
I've never kept notes. As far as our lake there were a pair of ringbill ducks 
that arrived Monday and were joined today by two more males and 1 female. 
Yesterday there was a flock of 12 blue winged teal and one female green winged 
with them. They are not here today. Hope everyone's having nice weather like we 
are in birmingham today! Have a good weekend 

Chris

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 8, 2014, at 1:13 PM, "Arthur Kirkindall Luranz AT att.net [albirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> Lucy and Bob,
> Glad to hear about all the birds. I, however, am experiencing a shortage of 
White Throated Sparrows and Dark Eyed Juncos, 'yard birds' which should be at 
my home by now. My normal permanent residents are all here. I do know that 
there is a Cooper's hawk hanging around. Is anyone else in north Alabama 
experiencing a low number of winter birds? 

> Melissa Kirkindall
> Madison, Alabama
> 
> 
> On Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:21 AM, "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' 
town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]"  wrote: 

> 
> 
>  
> Hi all,
>  
> Radar last night lit up with birds moving through the south Atlantic states. 
Surface winds along the NW FL coast were N to NE and remain NE this a.m. The 
upper level winds website was down last night. It looked promising for birds 
this a.m., but then, this season has been very disappointing. This time the 
birds “behaved” according to script. 

>  
> We’ve had at least five waves of birds move through our migrant trap 
neighborhood in Gulf Breeze, FL. Flocks could be seen as specks against a gray 
sky as they flew over. A couple of waves descended and moved through the trees 
in the “hood”. 

>  
> Most of the birds were YELLOW-RUMPS; one flock looked like it was composed of 
BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. A couple of flocks of CEDAR WAXWINGS moved through. A few 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were mixed in along with a PALM. The big surprise was a 
male BLACK-THROATED BLUE. And a mystery bird of which I (Bob) have no clue – 
warbler size, all yellow but with a light finch bill, too small for an Indigo, 
tail not seen, no other field marks. Some just get through the cracks! Also had 
a WINTER WREN scurry a few feet from me. 

>  
> I (Lucy) had goldfinches calling within the flocks that appeared to be coming 
back in from the Gulf at about 7:45 a.m. New to the yard and neighborhood were 
Hermit Thrush and multiple Ruby-crowned Kinglets with at least one 
Golden-crowned Kinglet heard. For those of you who don’t read the Alabama 
listserv, large numbers of Blue-headed Vireos, Robins (“hundreds”), 
Golden-crowned Kinglets and Purple Finches arrived overnight in Opelika, AL 
(fide L. West), so there is a strong movement southward of the continent’s 
birds. Enjoy them while you can! 

>  
> Bob & Lucy Duncan
> Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Good movement overnight birds
From: "Arthur Kirkindall Luranz AT att.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 11:13:15 -0800
Lucy and Bob,
Glad to hear about all the birds. I, however, am experiencing a shortage of 
White Throated Sparrows and Dark Eyed Juncos, 'yard birds' which should be at 
my home by now. My normal permanent residents are all here. I do know that 
there is a Cooper's hawk hanging around. Is anyone else in north Alabama 
experiencing a low number of winter birds? 

Melissa Kirkindall
Madison, Alabama


On Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:21 AM, "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' 
town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]"  wrote: 

 


  
Hi all,
 
Radar last night lit up with birds moving through the south Atlantic states. 
Surface winds along the NW FL coast were N to NE and remain NE this a.m. The 
upper level winds website was down last night. It looked promising for birds 
this a.m., but then, this season has been very disappointing. This time the 
birds “behaved” according to script. 

 
We’ve had at least five waves of birds move through our migrant trap 
neighborhood in Gulf Breeze, FL. Flocks could be seen as specks against a gray 
sky as they flew over. A couple of waves descended and moved through the trees 
in the “hood”. 

 
Most of the birds were YELLOW-RUMPS; one flock looked like it was composed of 
BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. A couple of flocks of CEDAR WAXWINGS moved through. A few 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were mixed in along with a PALM. The big surprise was a 
male BLACK-THROATED BLUE. And a mystery bird of which I (Bob) have no clue – 
warbler size, all yellow but with a light finch bill, too small for an Indigo, 
tail not seen, no other field marks. Some just get through the cracks! Also had 
a WINTER WREN scurry a few feet from me. 

 
I (Lucy) had goldfinches calling within the flocks that appeared to be coming 
back in from the Gulf at about 7:45 a.m. New to the yard and neighborhood were 
Hermit Thrush and multiple Ruby-crowned Kinglets with at least one 
Golden-crowned Kinglet heard. For those of you who don’t read the Alabama 
listserv, large numbers of Blue-headed Vireos, Robins (“hundreds”), 
Golden-crowned Kinglets and Purple Finches arrived overnight in Opelika, AL 
(fide L. West), so there is a strong movement southward of the continent’s 
birds. Enjoy them while you can! 

 
Bob & Lucy Duncan
Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
 
Subject: Good movement overnight birds
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:58:19 -0600
Hi all,

 

Radar last night lit up with birds moving through the south Atlantic states.
Surface winds along the NW FL coast were N to NE and remain NE this a.m. The
upper level winds website was down last night. It looked promising for birds
this a.m., but then, this season has been very disappointing. This time the
birds "behaved" according to script.

 

We've had at least five waves of birds move through our migrant trap
neighborhood in Gulf Breeze, FL.  Flocks could be seen as specks against a
gray sky as they flew over. A couple of waves descended and moved through
the trees in the "hood".

 

Most of the birds were YELLOW-RUMPS; one flock looked like it was composed
of BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. A couple of flocks of CEDAR WAXWINGS moved through. A
few ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were mixed in along with a PALM. The big
surprise was a male BLACK-THROATED BLUE. And a mystery bird of which I (Bob)
have no clue - warbler size, all yellow but with a light finch bill, too
small for an Indigo, tail not seen, no other field marks. Some just get
through the cracks! Also had a WINTER WREN scurry a few feet from me. 

 

I (Lucy) had goldfinches calling within the flocks that appeared to be
coming back in from the Gulf at about 7:45 a.m. New to the yard and
neighborhood were Hermit Thrush and multiple Ruby-crowned Kinglets with at
least one Golden-crowned Kinglet heard. For those of you who don't read the
Alabama listserv, large numbers of Blue-headed Vireos, Robins ("hundreds"),
Golden-crowned Kinglets and Purple Finches arrived overnight in Opelika, AL
(fide L. West), so there is a strong movement southward of the continent's
birds. Enjoy them while you can!

 

Bob & Lucy Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Good movement overnight birds
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:58:19 -0600
Hi all,

 

Radar last night lit up with birds moving through the south Atlantic states.
Surface winds along the NW FL coast were N to NE and remain NE this a.m. The
upper level winds website was down last night. It looked promising for birds
this a.m., but then, this season has been very disappointing. This time the
birds "behaved" according to script.

 

We've had at least five waves of birds move through our migrant trap
neighborhood in Gulf Breeze, FL.  Flocks could be seen as specks against a
gray sky as they flew over. A couple of waves descended and moved through
the trees in the "hood".

 

Most of the birds were YELLOW-RUMPS; one flock looked like it was composed
of BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. A couple of flocks of CEDAR WAXWINGS moved through. A
few ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were mixed in along with a PALM. The big
surprise was a male BLACK-THROATED BLUE. And a mystery bird of which I (Bob)
have no clue - warbler size, all yellow but with a light finch bill, too
small for an Indigo, tail not seen, no other field marks. Some just get
through the cracks! Also had a WINTER WREN scurry a few feet from me. 

 

I (Lucy) had goldfinches calling within the flocks that appeared to be
coming back in from the Gulf at about 7:45 a.m. New to the yard and
neighborhood were Hermit Thrush and multiple Ruby-crowned Kinglets with at
least one Golden-crowned Kinglet heard. For those of you who don't read the
Alabama listserv, large numbers of Blue-headed Vireos, Robins ("hundreds"),
Golden-crowned Kinglets and Purple Finches arrived overnight in Opelika, AL
(fide L. West), so there is a strong movement southward of the continent's
birds. Enjoy them while you can!

 

Bob & Lucy Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: G-B ani/Bald Pt SP
From: "John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:06:38 -0600 (CST)
This morning I found a Groove-billed ani at the north end cul-de-sac at Bald Pt 
State Park. It was last seen in the yaupon bushes next to the tidal pond on the 
west side. 


A few photos posted at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/89638788 AT N02/15730991901/

John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL


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Subject: Tree swallows
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Date: 06 Nov 2014 07:01:05 -0800

 No lack of birds at Box R this morning. Over 9,000 tree swallows. The most I 
have ever seen. Pics on my Flickr dont show the whole range of birds but if you 
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Subject: sparrows
From: "tracee11 AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:31:41 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Only a couple of customers have reported Chipping Sparrows so far, but I just 
saw a White-throated Sparrow scratching around under my feeder. 

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Subject: RE: Limpkins
From: "'Candy and Michael Hill' mchill7 AT embarqmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:48:21 -0500
John,  in my forays on Jackson, over the years, I watched the encroachment
of the exotic Island Apple snail spread from Meginnis Arm to Fords Arm and
then become abundant in the south half of the lake.  I've also observed
small flocks of limpkins on occasion.  It is no doubt due to the abundant
apple snails.  While our native apple snail has white egg masses of <100
eggs, once common in Wakulla springs, the exotic apple snail lays those
bubble-gum colored egg masses of over a thousand individual eggs!  I also
speculate that the young apple snails are being feasted on by the redear
sunfish (shell-cracker) which should be producing strong year-classes of
redear to the enjoyment of bream anglers.  (I have yet to check the stomach
content, however).   A silver lining to an invasive species:  more limpkins
and shellcracker..   (and even the snail kite in south Florida)

 

Michael Hill

FWC Fishery biologist (Retired)

 

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Of John Erickson jwerick AT gmail.com [nflbirds]
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To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nflbirds] Limpkins

 

  

I counted 12 limpkins at the Fuller rd arm levees at Lake Jackson. Just now.
J Erickson

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Subject: Limpkins
From: "John Erickson jwerick AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:35:26 -0500
I counted 12 limpkins at the Fuller rd arm levees at Lake Jackson.  Just now.
J Erickson

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Subject: Re: Ash-throated Flycatcher. St George Island State Park, Youth Camp
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 21:54:00 -0600
and have read that Monarchs are avoided (bad taste).
Interesting day, Jim.
The deal is, apparently, that birds “know” Monarchs are bad-tasting, and 
the similar Viceroys, etc., gain protection from that Mullerian mimicry. But 
the jays have no such knowledge, and learn to avoid them through the certain 
bad experience. 

I’ve thusly learned to avoid food that’s shaped and colored like cabbage. 
Jim, in the Everglades
Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher. St George Island State Park, Youth Camp
From: "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 03:24:18 +0000
Today, 8:30AM-1:15PM temps were 46-62F with initial 12+K N wind fading out by 
noon. 


Small flocks dropped out occasionally incl Ruby-cr Kinglets, Palm and 
Yellow-rumped Warblers. 


Best were Tennessee and Orange-crowned Warblers, Chuck-will's-widow and 
Cooper's Hawk. 


At 12:30, East side of the Oak Hammock between parking area and rest room an 
Ash-throated Flycatcher, 


tangling with a slightly smaller E. Phoebe passed by and lit on an oak limb 15 
feet away and 6 feet from ground. 


Thus, small all black bill, light throat and light yellow belly. As it passed 
through it never exceeded 6-7 feet off the ground which I use as a good field 
mark. 




Also present were hundreds of Monarch Butterflies feeding on what the Rangers 
call Sand Rosemary but my Florida Wild Flowers suggests Jointweed (2 foot high 
spindly flowers grouped together with small white blossoms and much smaller 
than nearby Rosemary shrubs). While driving slowly away eating an orange peanut 
butter cracker I was buzzed by a Monarch. I noted a Kinglet eating a Zebra 
Butterfly and have read that Monarchs are avoided (bad taste). I then went to 
St Marks where threre were very few Monarchs (feeding on Milkweed). As soon as 
i can ID the St George plants I will recommend them to St Marks or Lance's 
Peanut Butter Crackers. 




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee
Subject: Upcoming Apalachee Audubon trips
From: "Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:14:52 -0500
Good Morning:

     We have several good trips planned:

*Saturday, November 15- Bald Point State Park*
     John Murphy has volunteered to lead a group to seek out migratory and
wintering shorebirds.  If you would like to carpool, meet at the Publix
parking lot at Capital Circle and Crawfordville Highway at 7 a.m. Please
indicate if you are a willing driver. The riding fee will be $5.
      If you would like to meet directly at the park, meet at 8 a.m. at the
first parking area inside the stone gate ( restroom facilities).

*Sunday, November 30- Robert Williams Birding Trail/Lake Henrietta*
     Meet at 8 a.m. at the parking lot of Lake Henrietta on Spring Hill
Rd., We will carpool to the Robert Williams Birding Trail and then return
to bird at Lake Henrietta.

*Sunday, December 14- Mission San Luis Park*
     There is a Winter Solstice Festival on this day from 10 am til 4 pm.
We will bird from 10 am til noon. Meet just inside the visitor entrance.

Contact Helen King at thekingsom AT gmail.com or call 765-2488 if you plan to
attend any of these trips.

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Subject: Baltimore Oriole Red Color Variation & Streak Continues
From: "Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 03:21:06 +0000 (UTC)
Good Evening,
Today marks the 50th day, in a row, that I have had Baltimore Orioles in my 
yard.  The first B Oriole passed through, early, on August 30, an immature 
male.  Then on Sept. 6, an adult male, the 7th, an immature male.  Five days 
later, on Sept. 12, the streak started, having, a mix, up to six, at least, 
each day.  Yesterday, on Halloween, I thought I was being tricked, but then 
turned into a treat, when an adult male showed up, with some tanager red color, 
on his upper breast.  He was present, today, and hopefully will stick around. 
 It will be interesting to see how many more will join the fall group, when 
the winter birds, actually, arrive. 

I've included a link to view pictures of this bird, and a link to the only 
article on the subject, that Judy found, and forwarded to me.  Jim S.?, 
anyone? have any info on this to pass along? 

Glenda SimmonsEastside Tallahassee

http://glendasimmonsphotography.com/p772755745


https://www.aba.org/birding/v39n5p62.pdf
Subject: Hummer
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:55:34 -0400
A probable female Rufous was in the garden and at the feeder this morning.
Photos posted on the nflbirds yahoo groups website.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee

 
Subject: Re: American White Pelican Migration
From: "'Cheryl Dumelow' taxchik AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:06:03 -0500
Saw flock of white pelicans at Hagans Cove (Perry, FL) last week

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Roger Shepherd r.shep77 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds] 
  To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:25 PM
  Subject: [nflbirds] American White Pelican Migration


    

 On Saturday Oct 25 while driving back toward Highway 98 from Live Oak Island I 
saw the distinctive flash of white indicative of White Pelicans circling on 
thermals .. disappearing and then flashing a huge "cloud" of white as they turn 
in their upward spiral. They soon reached the altitude desired broke into 3 
major V formations and headed East. It was a thrill to see again. I would guess 
at least 250 birds. 

  Roger Shepherd
  Tallahassee



  
Subject: American White Pelican Migration
From: "Roger Shepherd r.shep77 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:25:32 -0700
On Saturday Oct 25 while driving back toward Highway 98 from Live Oak Island I 
saw the distinctive flash of white indicative of White Pelicans circling on 
thermals .. disappearing and then flashing a huge "cloud" of white as they turn 
in their upward spiral. They soon reached the altitude desired broke into 3 
major V formations and headed East. It was a thrill to see again. I would guess 
at least 250 birds. 

Roger Shepherd
Tallahassee
Subject: a pair of Vermilion Flycatchers
From: "Harry Hooper sn_egret AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:36:57 -0700
Late Report:

Lynn and her mom car birded St. Marks NWR yesterday (Monday October 27th) and 
discovered two Vermilion Flycatchers perched on the dock at the East River Pool 
boat landing around 2pm. Lynn was able to obtain a couple of photos of the 
adult female flycatcher. The other, a probable 1st year bird was not 
photographed. 


Harry Hooper
Tallahassee, Florida