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Spragues Pipit,©Dan Lane

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]" ]
28 Oct Another front due ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
28 Oct Another front due ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
25 Oct Tree Swallows ["jwerick61 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
25 Oct RE: Soaring Eagle Tallahassee ["Taxchik taxchik AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
24 Oct Soaring Eagle Tallahassee ["Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
21 Oct Yellow-breasted Chat at Robert White Williams Birding Trail ["Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
20 Oct White-winged doves ["jowierfla AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
20 Oct White-winged doved ["jowierfla AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
20 Oct Audubon program, Thurs. Oct. 23: "Limpkins, Wetlands and Manatees, Oh My!" ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
19 Oct Veteran's Memorial Park - Ft. Walton Beach ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
19 Oct Veteran's Memorial Park - Ft. Walton Beach ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
17 Oct Vermilion F/C at St Marks ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
16 Oct Re: bird photos ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
16 Oct bird photos ["'natureshots1 .' cgrishamlaw AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
15 Oct Phone test ["Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
12 Oct yard & ravine ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
12 Oct Re: Willow Flycatcher ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
12 Oct Re: Willow Flycatcher ["Rex Rowan rexrowan AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
12 Oct Re: Willow Flycatcher ["'Robert L. Crawford' rlcrawfd AT rose.net [nflbirds]" ]
11 Oct 6 Warbler species in my yard--Leon County ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
10 Oct Groove-billed Ani video from SMNWR ["'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
10 Oct Re: Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
10 Oct RE: Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR ["'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
10 Oct Re: Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
10 Oct Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR ["Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
9 Oct Groove-billed Anis St. Marks NWR ["'Jeff O'Connell' jeff.m.oconnell AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
08 Oct Fall Migrants ["whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
6 Oct Re: Peregrine Falcons ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
6 Oct Peregrine Falcons ["'natureshots1 .' cgrishamlaw AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
6 Oct St George Island today ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
5 Oct Bald Pt SP - Sunday ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
4 Oct 18 Warbler day at St. George ["Larry eelriver74 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
4 Oct Magnolia Warbler ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
3 Oct Eastern Phoebe Hilaman Tallahassee ["Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
1 Oct Anis at Ft. Pickens ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
1 Oct Re: Migrants ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
1 Oct Migrants ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
1 Oct Bird Banding in Tallahassee ["Jim Cox Jim AT ttrs.org [nflbirds]" ]
1 Oct St George Island State Park Youth Camp, 9/30/14 ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
30 Sep Rose Breasted Grosbeak ["whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
28 Sep Nashville Warbler -- E.K. Phipps ["'Jeff O'Connell' jeff.m.oconnell AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
27 Sep Re: Leon County: Blue winged warbler et al ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
27 Sep Leon County: Blue winged warbler et al ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
26 Sep Re: 2nd appeal Re Birders from Atlanta ["Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
26 Sep 2nd appeal Re Birders from Atlanta ["Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
25 Sep Birders from Atlanta ["Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
23 Sep Indigo Bunting ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
23 Sep Youth Camp, St. George Island SP, 9/23 ["Robert Bowman bbpictures AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
23 Sep birds ["cyanoci799 AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
23 Sep thrush ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
23 Sep thrush ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
23 Sep Cave Swallow, Tram Rd, Tallahassee ["Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Sep Introduction ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Sep Introduction. ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Sep (unknown) ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Sep Introduction. ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Sep I just joined this group. I'm a bird-lover. ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Sep Sept. 25 Apalachee Audubon potluck & program, 6:30, Unitarian Church ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
22 Sep Re: [nflbirds] Frontal passage & birding prospects ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
22 Sep Frontal passage & birding prospects ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
22 Sep Frontal passage & birding prospects ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
22 Sep Blue-winged Warbler ["Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
21 Sep Chestnut-sided warbler ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
21 Sep October Apalachee Audubon Bird Trips ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
21 Sep Yellow-breasted Chat ["Bendy Scott bendy32309 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
20 Sep Peregrine Falcon ["'Judy' judykb AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
20 Sep Re: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Indianhead Acres, Tallahassee ["Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
20 Sep Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Indianhead Acres, Tallahassee ["Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
20 Sep BGGnatcatcher ["cyanoci799 AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
20 Sep Early Kinglet ["'Peter Homann' ph-homann AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
19 Sep Lark Sparrow ["whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
16 Sep Chestnut Sided Warblers ["whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]

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
Subject: Another front due
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:40:41 -0500
Hi all,

 

               Another front is due to reach the northern Gulf Coast
Wednesday night. North or NE winds are forecast to continue through Saturday
night which should make for good and comfortable birding through the
weekend. More winter visitors should arrive with a good chance of a vagrant
or two showing up somewhere in our area.

 

               I went to Ft. Pickens today, not that I expected many birds
in this warm weather with light and southerly winds. There wasn't much but I
did get rewarded with a WHIP-POOR-WILL at the dump, a favorite place for
goatsuckers to hang out before they move on. The WHIP replaced the CHUCKS
that had been there for many days.

 

Good birding,

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Another front due
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:40:41 -0500
Hi all,

 

               Another front is due to reach the northern Gulf Coast
Wednesday night. North or NE winds are forecast to continue through Saturday
night which should make for good and comfortable birding through the
weekend. More winter visitors should arrive with a good chance of a vagrant
or two showing up somewhere in our area.

 

               I went to Ft. Pickens today, not that I expected many birds
in this warm weather with light and southerly winds. There wasn't much but I
did get rewarded with a WHIP-POOR-WILL at the dump, a favorite place for
goatsuckers to hang out before they move on. The WHIP replaced the CHUCKS
that had been there for many days.

 

Good birding,

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Tree Swallows
From: "jwerick61 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 25 Oct 2014 12:39:27 -0700
At Box R WMA in Apalachicola there are tree swallows that stage themselves in 
the fields along HWY98. They have been here for the last 4 days. Today I 
estimated between 8-9 thousand birds. It is hard to estimate birds which are in 
constant movement but there are many thousands. They feed on bayberry and sedge 
grasses I believe. 

  John Erickson
 

Subject: RE: Soaring Eagle Tallahassee
From: "Taxchik taxchik AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:52:14 -0500
On a trip through Big Bend this week, saw 5 bald eagles..one at boat ramp at 
Hagans Cove..one feeding with vultures on Hwy 98 between Chiefland and 
Perry...and 3 at St Marks....definitely a good week....did NOT see any nests, 
though. 


-------- Original message --------
From: "Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" 
 

Date: 10/24/2014  11:19 AM  (GMT-06:00) 
To: North Florida Birds  
Subject: [nflbirds] Soaring Eagle Tallahassee 
 
Just saw an adult Bald Eagle dosing over intersection of I10 and Thomasville 
Highway.  



Sunny Phillips
850-445-6586 (h) 850-445-6555 (c)
Subject: Soaring Eagle Tallahassee
From: "Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:19:16 -0400
Just saw an adult Bald Eagle dosing over intersection of I10 and Thomasville 
Highway. 



Sunny Phillips
850-445-6586 (h) 850-445-6555 (c)
Subject: Yellow-breasted Chat at Robert White Williams Birding Trail
From: "Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:19:21 -0400
Yellow-breasted Chat
observed at Tallahassee, 2717 Lake Munson Street
-84.3058 x 30.4113
Tue Oct 21 15:17:21 EDT 2014
by rlengacher
  Sighting shared via BirdLog www.getbirdseye.com
Subject: White-winged doves
From: "jowierfla AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Oct 2014 15:38:24 -0700
I just saw a flock of 19 WWD's along the bay in Apalach. I thought it unusual. 
They were feeding on the ground then flew high into the pines. 

 J Erickson
Subject: White-winged doved
From: "jowierfla AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Oct 2014 15:34:05 -0700
I just saw a flock of 19 WWD's along the bay in Apalachicola. I thought it 
unusual. They were feeding on the ground then flew high in the pines. 

  J Erickson
Subject: Audubon program, Thurs. Oct. 23: "Limpkins, Wetlands and Manatees, Oh My!"
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:49:12 +0000 (UTC)

Apalachee Audubon Society program meeting 

http://www.apalachee.org 




Thursday, October 23 

Social at 7 pm with Program at 7:30 pm 

Unitarian Universalist Church, 2810 N. Meridian Rd., 

Tallahassee, Florida 




Limpkins, Wetlands and Manatees, Oh My! 




by Dr. Seán McGlynn 

McGlynn Laboratories, Inc., Tallahassee, FL 




The Woodville Recharge Basin in southeastern Leon County feeds directly into 
one of our must cherished natural features: Wakulla Springs. Dr. McGlynn who 
has been assessing nutrient loading in this recharge area for years will 
present information on the changes that have occurred both in the wildlife 
associated with the area and water chemistry. Dr. McGlynn served as President 
of Apalachee Audubon last year and has over 33 years of experience addressing a 
wide range of environmental issues. He began working on aquatic systems at LSU 
in the late 1970s and served as Director at FSU’s Center for Aquatic Research 
and Resource Management. He has worked in most ecosystems from Florida to 
Texas, including Apalachee Bay, Amelia Estuary, Apalachicola Bay, 
Choctawhatchee Bay and Perdido Bay. McGlynn Laboratories, www.mcglynnlabs.com, 
offers a wide range of expertise in environmental clean-up and restoration and, 
most importantly, active environmental management so that restorations are not 
necessary. Dr. McGlynn serves as Past-President on the Board of Apalachee 
Audubon; he also serves on the Board of Friends of Wakulla Springs and is 
President of the NW Florida Chapter of the Florida Lake Management Society. 





-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Veteran's Memorial Park - Ft. Walton Beach
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:35:08 -0500
               Hi all,

 

                              Lucy and I went to Destin to pick up son Will
and stopped by this park for the first time. We had been getting reports of
good birds from Ft. Walton Beach birders and decided to try it out. It is
located In FT. Walton Beach on Santa Rosa Is., about a half mile east of the
Brooks Bridge (the bridge that connects Ft. Walton Beach to the island), on
the north side of the highway across from the Gulfarium. I can see how this
park can be good birding as it has scattered live oak clusters, pines, palms
and ponds with marshes on their borders. It has proven good for migrants but
probably it is not as good as some traps, as the mainland is only about a
half mile to the north. 

 

               We arrived very late in the afternoon and a birder promptly
put us on a Great Horned Owl. Other than lots of Common Yellowthroats and
Swamp Sparrows we did not pick up much. But walking back to the car as the
sun was setting, we flushed a BARN OWL, a bird I had not seen in a couple of
years.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Veteran's Memorial Park - Ft. Walton Beach
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:35:08 -0500
               Hi all,

 

                              Lucy and I went to Destin to pick up son Will
and stopped by this park for the first time. We had been getting reports of
good birds from Ft. Walton Beach birders and decided to try it out. It is
located In FT. Walton Beach on Santa Rosa Is., about a half mile east of the
Brooks Bridge (the bridge that connects Ft. Walton Beach to the island), on
the north side of the highway across from the Gulfarium. I can see how this
park can be good birding as it has scattered live oak clusters, pines, palms
and ponds with marshes on their borders. It has proven good for migrants but
probably it is not as good as some traps, as the mainland is only about a
half mile to the north. 

 

               We arrived very late in the afternoon and a birder promptly
put us on a Great Horned Owl. Other than lots of Common Yellowthroats and
Swamp Sparrows we did not pick up much. But walking back to the car as the
sun was setting, we flushed a BARN OWL, a bird I had not seen in a couple of
years.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Vermilion F/C at St Marks
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:37:48 +0000 (UTC)
They're Ba-a-a-ck. 
Jeff (Morrell?) listed the vermilion on the NWR sightings list yesterday. 
Today I saw a juvenile (or female) Vermilion on the south shore of Stony Bayou 
about a half mile from Gate 129 near some palm trees. 

(In previous years, I've seen them near the oaks in the SE corner of the pool.) 


Other birds of note: 
2-4 Philadelphia vireos near the Restrooms (I saw Philadelphias 6 times, but 
only once did I see two together, so the others may have been the same 
individuals) 

(along with white eyed and red eyed) 
Warblers near the RR: Redstart, Parula, Pine, Palm, Chestnut sided, magnolias 
(4) and 2 black throated greens 

Along the road in the brush: Tennessee (4 in a small flock), Orange Crown, Palm 

Scarlet Tanagers (2 female) 
YB Cuckoo near RR 
Peregrine 

Two other birders said they saw 2 scissor tail f/c on the north shore of Stony 
Bayou but I didn't go there. 


Nice Autumn day with NW winds 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: Re: bird photos
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:25:28 -0500
One would think Cape May, BT Blue and Blackpoll would be fairly easy in fall 
but they aren’t! They, along with Connecticut and Bobolinks, are often so far 
out over the Atlantic that even the East Coast is too far West. I imagine east 
winds would help drive them closer to the shoreline. 


This makes most of those quite common in spring, a far better time to see them. 
And if you think that’s inconvenient, we in Texas don’t really get them in 
spring, except a few Blackpolls. 


Good birding,

Jim
Galveston

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:42 AM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [nflbirds] bird photos

  

Fellow birders,


I wanted to share some bird photos with you guys, I hope yall enjoy!


Long story short, on October 3, me and my family left Huntsville and headed to 
Jacksonville, Florida. I birded the entire day in the Jax area on October 4th. 
I was looking mostly for Cape May's and Black-throated Blues but didn't find 
either at any of the many parks I visited in the northern JAX area. Warbler 
activity was low and I didn't get what I was after in the wooded areas, but 
managed to "shoot" several lifers, mostly along the shore. Lifers were: Red 
Knot, Wilson's Plover, Piping Plover, Marsh Wren, Seaside Sparrow, some others. 




We left Jax and headed to Disney for a couple of days, then headed further 
south to Venice, Florida. It was there, at Casperson Beach, that I got shots of 
another lifer, the Florida Scrub Jay. Also got some cool shore birds there in 
early morning light. By the way, anybody interested in fossilized shark teeth 
should go to Venice! Me and my boys and wife found about 80 or so of them along 
the shoreline. 




After leaving Venice, we went north to Panama City Beach. More shorebirds 
there..also got another lifer (Northern Gannet). 




On the way back home, I had my mind set on getting some photos of another 
lifer, the Bachman's Sparrow. I was generously given detailed habitat 
information of the Bachman's by Scot and Lucy Duncan (thanks Duncans!!), and 
decided to stop by Pine Log State Forest on the way through the panhandle since 
it was on the way home and had the habitat. I stopped by the ranger station and 
asked the Ranger where I could find a large open Pine forest that abuts a large 
area of tall grass...he put me on a spot. When I got there, it was raining, but 
was beginning to let up. As my wife patiently tended to our 3 little boys in 
the car for over an hour or so, I stomped through some tall grass, I got wet 
lol. I got lucky and found some Bachman's drying off from the rain. Got some 
photos of the lifer (: This was on October 13th, the last day of our trip. 




I hope you guys enjoy (: By the way, in any of the photos in the gallery below, 
if you want to see exactly where I was when I took the photo, you can click on 
the "i" at the lower right-ish side of the photo. This will bring up a GPS map. 



Be blessed!


http://natureshots.smugmug.com/Birds/Birds-by-Trip/Florida-Fall-Migration-Trip/i-sXdJGcZ 



Charles Grisham

Attorney at Law

P.O. Box 5585

Huntsville, AL 35814
Subject: bird photos
From: "'natureshots1 .' cgrishamlaw AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:42:16 -0500
Fellow birders,

I wanted to share some bird photos with you guys, I hope yall enjoy!

Long story short, on October 3, me and my family left Huntsville and headed
to Jacksonville, Florida.  I birded the entire day in the Jax area on
October 4th.  I was looking mostly for Cape May's and Black-throated Blues
but didn't find either at any of the many parks I visited in the northern
JAX area.  Warbler activity was low and I didn't get what I was after in
the wooded areas, but managed to "shoot" several lifers, mostly along the
shore.  Lifers were: Red Knot, Wilson's Plover, Piping Plover, Marsh Wren,
Seaside Sparrow, some others.

We left Jax and headed to Disney for a couple of days, then headed further
south to Venice, Florida.  It was there, at Casperson Beach, that I got
shots of another lifer, the Florida Scrub Jay.  Also got some cool shore
birds there in early morning light.  By the way, anybody interested in
fossilized shark teeth should go to Venice!  Me and my boys and wife found
about 80 or so of them along the shoreline.

After leaving Venice, we went north to Panama City Beach.  More shorebirds
there..also got another lifer (Northern Gannet).

On the way back home, I had my mind set on getting some photos of another
lifer, the Bachman's Sparrow.  I was generously given detailed habitat
information of the Bachman's by Scot and Lucy Duncan (thanks Duncans!!),
and decided to stop by Pine Log State Forest on the way through the
panhandle since it was on the way home and had the habitat.  I stopped by
the ranger station and asked the Ranger where I could find a large open
Pine forest that abuts a large area of tall grass...he put me on a spot.
When I got there, it was raining, but was beginning to let up.  As my wife
patiently tended to our 3 little boys in the car for over an hour or so, I
stomped through some tall grass, I got wet lol.  I got lucky and found some
Bachman's drying off from the rain.  Got some photos of the lifer (:  This
was on October 13th, the last day of our trip.

I hope you guys enjoy (:   By the way, in any of the photos in the gallery
below, if you want to see exactly where I was when I took the photo, you
can click on the "i" at the lower right-ish side of the photo.  This will
bring up a GPS map.

Be blessed!


http://natureshots.smugmug.com/Birds/Birds-by-Trip/Florida-Fall-Migration-Trip/i-sXdJGcZ 


Charles Grisham
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 5585
Huntsville, AL 35814
Subject: Phone test
From: "Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:37:29 -0400
Please disregard this message. Just making sure my phone can email the list.

Rob Lengacher
Tallahassee
Subject: yard & ravine
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:02:40 +0000 (UTC)
I haven't had much to report this fall. This has been the quietest fall 
migration since we moved to this house in 1996. 

In the last week, a few migrants dribbled in but didn't stay long. 

I had a possible Bell's Vireo on Oct. 6. I sent a description to Jim Cavanagh 
who came by the following day, but 

the bird didn't show up again. On Oct. 7 I had a female Golden-winged warbler 
at the birdbath for about 5 minutes. 

A single Robin was in the ravine on 10-10. Today, Oct. 12, I had a Black and 
White warbler, a Tennessee warbler, 

and a female Hooded warbler bathing along with the Carolina Wrens and 
Chickadees and Cardinals. A Gray-cheeked 

thrush hung out behind the birdbath for awhile and then went into the 
beautyberries in the ravine. Maybe 

the rain on Tuesday will bring some birds down. 


-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Re: Willow Flycatcher
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:29:38 -0500
Nice to hear from Bobby!

In my 19 years on Galveston Island, calling Willows are clearly earlier on 
average than vocal Alders – not surprising given the latitude of their 
breeding ranges – but we certainly do get some Alders in late August. I’ve 
had two Willows in late July, with a scattering of Leasts, but the rarest here 
in July is me, so I don’t have a lot of data. 


Jim in Galveston

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Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2014 4:16 PM
To: North Florida Birds 
Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Willow Flycatcher

  

Close. Between 1955 and 1980 at WCTV, there were 10 Willow to 11 Alder, as 
determined by specimens. They also overlapped almost completely by date; one 
Willow was from 20 August 1961, another was from 30 August 1959. The earliest 
Alder was 6 September 1973. The sample size is so small that in my mind a 
“Traill’s” in August can not be called a Willow just by date. 


From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2014 3:33 PM
To: Lucy & Bob Duncan ; albirds AT yahoogroups.com ; nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Willow Flycatcher

  

I have been meaning to respond to this matter. I believe the old “trails” 
flycatchers in the Tall Timbers collection from early WCTV Tower kills were 
almost evenly divided between Willow and Alder (10 to 9, I believe). 


Jim
Galveston

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Sent: Monday, October 6, 2014 2:39 PM
To: albirds AT yahoogroups.com ; nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [nflbirds] Willow Flycatcher

  

Hi all,


 Great find Andrew. I was surprised to learn recently that LSU has the Willow 
on its review list as the species migrates to the west of LA for the most part. 
This position is apparently based on specimen examination. So apparently the 
default Traill’s east of the Miss. River should be Alder. But a calling bird 
should be definitive. 


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Subject: Re: Willow Flycatcher
From: "Rex Rowan rexrowan AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:26:21 -0400
During the past two years we've had Alders show up at Paynes Prairie during
the last week of August.

Rex Rowan
Gainesville

On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM, 'Robert L. Crawford' rlcrawfd AT rose.net
[nflbirds]  wrote:

>
>
>  Close.  Between 1955 and 1980 at WCTV, there were 10 Willow to 11 Alder,
> as determined by specimens. They also overlapped almost completely by date;
> one Willow was from 20 August 1961, another was from 30 August 1959.  The
> earliest Alder was 6 September 1973.  The sample size is so small that in
> my mind a “Traill’s” in August can not be called a Willow just by date.
>
>  *From:* mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
> 
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 12, 2014 3:33 PM
> *To:* Lucy & Bob Duncan  ;
> albirds AT yahoogroups.com ; nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
> *Subject:* Re: [nflbirds] Willow Flycatcher
>
>
>
>  I have been meaning to respond to this matter. I believe the old
> “trails” flycatchers in the Tall Timbers collection from early WCTV Tower
> kills were almost evenly divided between Willow and Alder (10 to 9, I
> believe).
>
> Jim
> Galveston
>
>  *From:* mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
> 
> *Sent:* Monday, October 6, 2014 2:39 PM
> *To:* albirds AT yahoogroups.com ; nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
> *Subject:* [nflbirds] Willow Flycatcher
>
>
>
>  Hi all,
>
>                 Great find Andrew. I was surprised to learn recently that
> LSU has the Willow on its review list as the species migrates to the west
> of LA for the most part. This position is apparently based on specimen
> examination. So apparently the default Traill’s east of the Miss. River
> should be Alder. But a calling bird should be definitive.
>
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>
Subject: Re: Willow Flycatcher
From: "'Robert L. Crawford' rlcrawfd AT rose.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:16:04 -0400
Close. Between 1955 and 1980 at WCTV, there were 10 Willow to 11 Alder, as 
determined by specimens. They also overlapped almost completely by date; one 
Willow was from 20 August 1961, another was from 30 August 1959. The earliest 
Alder was 6 September 1973. The sample size is so small that in my mind a 
“Traill’s” in August can not be called a Willow just by date. 


From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2014 3:33 PM
To: Lucy & Bob Duncan ; albirds AT yahoogroups.com ; nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Willow Flycatcher

  

I have been meaning to respond to this matter. I believe the old “trails” 
flycatchers in the Tall Timbers collection from early WCTV Tower kills were 
almost evenly divided between Willow and Alder (10 to 9, I believe). 


Jim
Galveston

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, October 6, 2014 2:39 PM
To: albirds AT yahoogroups.com ; nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [nflbirds] Willow Flycatcher

  

Hi all,


 Great find Andrew. I was surprised to learn recently that LSU has the Willow 
on its review list as the species migrates to the west of LA for the most part. 
This position is apparently based on specimen examination. So apparently the 
default Traill’s east of the Miss. River should be Alder. But a calling bird 
should be definitive. 



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Subject: 6 Warbler species in my yard--Leon County
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:56:34 +0000 (UTC)
There is a small water source outside my window. I live in a swamp outside of 
Tallahassee. 

At 3:30 pm, a mixed flock flew in to bathe. Along with Chickadees, Titmice and 
C. Wrens, the highlights were: 

Blue Winged Warbler, Ovenbird, Redstart 
White eyed vireo and a Thrush species with light brown back and tail. 

At 4:30, another flock flew in: 
Hooded, Tennessee, N. Parula, Ovenbird 
Wood Thrush 
An amazing afternoon. 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: Groove-billed Ani video from SMNWR
From: "'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:41:22 -0400
http://vimeo.com/108629498 

 

Enjoy!

 

Tara Tanaka

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

http://vimeo.com/h2otara

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

 

 

 
Subject: Re: Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:10:23 -0500
Yes, Tara, you are right on the mark there. Anis are one of the groups of birds 
worldwide that alloprenes, like we’ve all seen chimps on movies picking out 
each others’ lice and stuff. Actually, I have some Alabama cousins, well, 
never mind that. 


And you are dead on the money about clothing as well. Bright colors, especially 
red, orange and yellow, are aposematic, and frighten many birds and other 
animals. 


Good stuff, Tara!

js

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 10:00 AM
To: 'nflbirds' 
Subject: RE: [nflbirds] Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR

  

Yesterday, with the help of Jeff O’Connell of Tallahassee and a nice couple 
from Gainesville, I was able to see and video my first Groove-billed Ani. I 
will post video later today and post a link here, but I just wanted to second 
what Jim just posted. The bird I saw is relatively shy, and any movement 
towards him from a distance of less than about 50’ when he’s in the open 
will cause him to seek cover. I was very lucky to be able to get ahead of where 
I thought he’d be, and then stand motionless until he arrived, and he then 
occasionally came out in the open, once preening for an extended period. I do 
believe that wearing subdued colors makes a difference to this bird. Getting 
ahead of his direction of travel and sitting might even work better. A “very 
affectionate pair” has been reported, so playing a call could be very 
disruptive, and a wonderful view is definitely possible without it. 



Tara Tanaka

Tallahassee

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

http://vimeo.com/h2otara

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




From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds] 

Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 10:08 AM
To: nflbirds
Subject: [nflbirds] Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR


  

Hi All,


I just returned home from St. Marks and at least one of the two Groove-billed 
Anis are still present this morning (10Oct14). Michael Brothers and I observed 
one working the brushy roadside, starting at the SE corner of East River Pool 
and ending at the Twin Dikes. 



Map with more info:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zEeKtDtH_YGE.krWZiWKAbXlI


Thanks,

Elliot Schunke

Tallahassee

Subject: RE: Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR
From: "'Tara Tanaka' h2otara AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:00:36 -0400
Yesterday, with the help of Jeff O’Connell of Tallahassee and a nice couple 
from Gainesville, I was able to see and video my first Groove-billed Ani. I 
will post video later today and post a link here, but I just wanted to second 
what Jim just posted. The bird I saw is relatively shy, and any movement 
towards him from a distance of less than about 50’ when he’s in the open 
will cause him to seek cover. I was very lucky to be able to get ahead of where 
I thought he’d be, and then stand motionless until he arrived, and he then 
occasionally came out in the open, once preening for an extended period. I do 
believe that wearing subdued colors makes a difference to this bird. Getting 
ahead of his direction of travel and sitting might even work better. A “very 
affectionate pair” has been reported, so playing a call could be very 
disruptive, and a wonderful view is definitely possible without it. 


 

Tara Tanaka

Tallahassee

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


  http://vimeo.com/h2otara

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


 

 

 

From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds] 

Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 10:08 AM
To: nflbirds
Subject: [nflbirds] Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR

 

  

Hi All,

 

I just returned home from St. Marks and at least one of the two Groove-billed 
Anis are still present this morning (10Oct14). Michael Brothers and I observed 
one working the brushy roadside, starting at the SE corner of East River Pool 
and ending at the Twin Dikes. 


 

Map with more info:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zEeKtDtH_YGE.krWZiWKAbXlI

 

Thanks,

Elliot Schunke

Tallahassee


Subject: Re: Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:30:55 -0500
This ani is an interesting species, with a strange status in the Deep South. 
Being a dry land creature, ecologically separated from the Smooth-billed of 
more moist ecosystems, their only foothold in the US is South Texas. However, 
they have a clear tendency to wander north and then east along the Gulf Coast, 
at the very beginning of October. Go figure. I have had them quite a few 
different years on my Galveston property, and almost always right about when 
September gives way to October. Their disappearing, smooth-billed cousins of 
South Florida are far less migratory, but fortunately both are quite abundant 
in the Tropics. It sounds like you have an individual that’s approachable, 
but some (like one near my house currently) are shy like the Bewick’s Wrens 
of the East. Even while hiding, though, they give away their presence with 
their heavy chips and other more elaborate whistles and such. 


Have a nice weekend, and Go Noles!

Jim, Galveston

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 9:07 AM
To: nflbirds 
Subject: [nflbirds] Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR

  

Hi All, 

I just returned home from St. Marks and at least one of the two Groove-billed 
Anis are still present this morning (10Oct14). Michael Brothers and I observed 
one working the brushy roadside, starting at the SE corner of East River Pool 
and ending at the Twin Dikes. 


Map with more info:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zEeKtDtH_YGE.krWZiWKAbXlI


Thanks,
Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: Groove-billed Ani continues SMNWR
From: "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:07:32 -0400
Hi All,

I just returned home from St. Marks and at least one of the two
Groove-billed Anis are still present this morning (10Oct14).  Michael
Brothers and I observed one working the brushy roadside, starting at the SE
corner of East River Pool and ending at the Twin Dikes.

Map with more info:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zEeKtDtH_YGE.krWZiWKAbXlI

Thanks,
Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: Groove-billed Anis St. Marks NWR
From: "'Jeff O'Connell' jeff.m.oconnell AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 18:28:43 -0400
Hi All,


Two Groove-billed Anis, first reported on 10/7, were present at St. Marks
NWR as of 5pm this afternoon. They were about 40 meters north-east of Gate
104 in the brush just by the side of the road (on the East River Pool
side). A bit shy, but they were calling occasionally.


Jeff O'Connell

Tallahassee
Subject: Fall Migrants
From: "whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Oct 2014 17:51:11 -0700
I've had a young male Rose Breasted Grosbeak eating at my feeders for the last 
3 days, usually by this time I've had several staying and eating from my 
Dogwood trees. I've also had a few Tennessee Warblers, 2 Male Scarlet Tanagers 
and my first Eastern Phoebe Today. 

  
 Linda Whitfield
 Grand Ridge, Fl. 
Subject: Re: Peregrine Falcons
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 09:16:44 -0500
It’s a curious thing, but in my work on SGI, the vast majority of Peregrines 
I recorded were right at the end of September or the very beginning of October. 


Jim
Galveston

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, October 6, 2014 8:58 AM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [nflbirds] Peregrine Falcons

  

Hey birders! I photographed a Peregrine Falcon at the Castaway Island Preserve 
this morning. It was eating an unlucky feathered critter for a while in a dead 
pine tree a couple hundred yards away. Eventually a Coopers Hawk came by and 
the Peregrine circled it, then later a couple of Peregrines flew by me and my 
boys as we were heading out. I assume one of the two that flew by was the one I 
saw a few minutes before. I will post pics to share with you guys here after I 
get home in North Alabama in a week so. 


Happy birding!
Subject: Peregrine Falcons
From: "'natureshots1 .' cgrishamlaw AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 08:58:28 -0500
Hey birders!  I photographed a Peregrine Falcon at the Castaway Island
Preserve this morning.   It was eating an unlucky feathered critter for a
while in a dead pine tree a couple hundred yards away.  Eventually a
Coopers Hawk came by and the Peregrine circled it, then later a couple of
Peregrines flew by me and my boys as we were heading out.   I assume one of
the two that flew by was the one I saw a few minutes before.  I will post
pics to share with you guys here after I get home in North Alabama in a
week so.

Happy birding!
Subject: St George Island today
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:47:13 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all, 
I got to the youth camp at 9 and saw 11 warbler species in the first half hour, 
then saw 3 more later in the day. 

Vireos were interesting: 

Vireos: Bell's (tail flicking was noted in this yellowish vireo) 
Warbling (I think, although it could have been a Philadelphia) plain looking 
face and head, small vireo, grayish, not much yellow. I didn't have a good look 
at lores. 

3 Red-eyed and 2 white-eyed 

Warblers: 
Blackburnian (4) No breeding males. 
Redstart (50+) all ages, and ubiquitous. 
Chestnut sided (1 adult and one 1st year) 
Tennessee (2) 
Hooded (2) 
Blackpoll (2) 
Prairie (1) 
Magnolia (15+) 
Black & White (20+) 
Parula (10+) 
Yellow throated (6) 
Palm (1, others saw more) 
Pine (1, others saw more) Dull, grayish. 
Black throated Green (5) None with black throats. 

Also: YB Cuckoos (4) 
Scarlet Tanager (4 1 male, 2 1st year, 1 female) 
RB Grosbeak (1 male) 
Flickers: 4, including one red shafted 
Merlins 2 

Nice day, good light, pleasant temp. I'm so glad Autumn is here. 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: Bald Pt SP - Sunday
From: "John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 15:55:09 -0500 (CDT)
Aside from a strong movement of raptors (predominantly Am. kestrels), it was 
relatively quiet this morning at Bald Pt State Park. However I did stumble upon 
a few noteworthy species... 


Cliff swallow (6)
Cave swallow
Least flycatcher (vocalized a number of times)
Scissor-tailed flycatcher (apparent adult male based on the exceedingly long 
tail) 

White-crowned sparrow (immature)

Photos of STFL can be seen at, 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/89638788 AT N02/with/12089877325 



John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL



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Subject: 18 Warbler day at St. George
From: "Larry eelriver74 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 21:13:05 -0400
St. George was hopping today. Many, many birds. 
Highlights:
Gold winged Warbler-1
Blue-winged-1
Magnolia-30+
Blackburnian-3
Prairie-10+
Pine-20+
Palm-100+
Common Yellowthroat-2
Black-throated Green-2
Ovenbird-1
American Redstart-30+
Bay-breasted-2
Chestnut-sided-30+
Hooded-4
Tennessee-2
Yellow-throated-4
Northern Parula-6
Black & white

Philadelphia Vireo( photo)
YB Cuckoo -20+
Possible Willow Flycatcher ( photos)

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Subject: Magnolia Warbler
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 17:02:35 -0400
I had a Magnolia Warbler in my yard today.  My first ever.  I will post
photos on the website.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee

 

 

 

 
Subject: Eastern Phoebe Hilaman Tallahassee
From: "Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2014 08:08:05 -0400
While emerging from a morning brain with an excellent mug of French pressed 
coffee, I heard again this season an Easter Phoebe across the 15th fairway at 
Hilaman golf course. Also two Red-shouldered Hawks were feeding on the fairway, 
hoping from one tasty morsel to another. The Eastern Phoebe verbalized only a 
brief time. Fall is near! 



Sunny Phillips
850-445-6586 (h) 850-445-6555 (c)
Subject: Anis at Ft. Pickens
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:45:41 -0500
Hi all,

 

               Larry Goodman just called to report 2 Groove-billed Anis at
Ft. Pickens (Escambia County, Gulf Islands National Seashore). Birds are
located on the north side of the bicycle path that runs from the main fort
parking lot to the bridge, in the marshy area. They usually work both sides
of the marsh, north & south. Also present was a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Re: Migrants
From: "Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:45:10 +0000 (UTC)
Many birds!Patricia In support of my canary Fiona
 From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" 
 

 To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 3:38 PM
 Subject: [nflbirds] Migrants
   
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Subject: Migrants
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:38:29 -0400
I had a female and immature male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the feeder this
morning.  The female Indigo Bunting has been coming to the millet feeder for
5 days now.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee
Subject: Bird Banding in Tallahassee
From: "Jim Cox Jim AT ttrs.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:50:18 +0000
Afternoon

We’ll be banding birds in the Indianhead Acres neighborhood in Tallahassee 
again this weekend. The location will be a linear park that lies south of 
Optimist Park (http://goo.gl/maps/SZEbL). Look for a white Tacoma truck on the 
south side of Hokolin Nene and head south along the nearby trail. We’ll have 
nets open by 8 AM and keep them running until 11 AM (or so). There should be a 
good diversity of migrants as well as potential recaps of some resident birds 
banded earlier this year. Stop by anytime during the morning and stay as long 
(or as briefly) as you like. 


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: St George Island State Park Youth Camp, 9/30/14
From: "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:42:58 +0000
Yesterday the Park received over 3 inches of rain and today between 8:30AM and 
1:30PM there was mostly a 10-12K NE wind occasionally shifting to North. 
Initially Thrushes were arriving at the 2 nearby Oak hammocks North and South 
of the Restroom Bld. Around noon wind temporarily shifted to North and several 
modest waves of Warblers and Vireos arrived. Thus: 




Swainson's Thrush                   25+

Gray-cheeked Thrush                  2



Warblers:



Chestnut-sided                           1

Magnolia                                    1

Black-throated Blue , male           1

Yellow-throated                          1

Pine                                          6

Prairie                                       3

Palm                                         5

Am Redstart                             10+

Prothonotary                              1

Ovenbird                                   1

Hooded                                     1



Vireos: Red-eyed                      10

           White-eyed                     3

Others: Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Raptors: Peregrine Falcon, Am Kestrel,  N Harrier.



Temp peaked at 81 F



Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee



Subject: Rose Breasted Grosbeak
From: "whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 Sep 2014 15:55:51 -0700
I had my first female Rose Breasted Grosbeak of the season today. My sister in 
Altha had another Lark Sparrow show up a few days ago. 

 

 Linda Whitfield
 Grand Ridge, Fl
Subject: Nashville Warbler -- E.K. Phipps
From: "'Jeff O'Connell' jeff.m.oconnell AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:22:45 -0400
Hi All,


I had a surprisingly productive day at E.K. Phipps this afternoon -- 12
warbler species including a Nashville Warbler. The Nashville flew up from
the shrubs around a tenth of a mile southeast of mile marker 23p on the
trail map (
http://www.talgov.com/Uploads/Public/Documents/parks/pdf/phipps.pdf). It
perched on a relatively open branch about eye level to preen, giving
fantastic looks. Bold white eye ring, grey hood, yellow underneath (white
at the base of the legs), unmarked olive wings, sharp bill.


I also had a blue-winged warbler just a little northeast of mile marker 16p.


Full warbler list:


Common Yellowthroat

Pine Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Northern Parula

Yellow-throated Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Hooded Warbler

American Redstart

Tennessee Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Ovenbird


Jeff
Subject: Re: Leon County: Blue winged warbler et al
From: "Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:43:07 -0700
I don't  get too many birds here in Birmingham, AL.
Patricia 
In support of my canary Fiona
 

________________________________
 From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" 
 

To: nflbirds Birds  
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:33 PM
Subject: [nflbirds] Leon County:  Blue winged warbler et al
  


  
Hi all,
Right now, outside my window, there is a male Blue Winged warbler (or wobbla, 
as they say in Cape Cod where I spent the last week) 

a female Redstart
and a white eyed vireo singing for 3 beers.
I live in a swamp between Miccosukee and Tallahassee
Bill Phelan
Tallahassee  
 
Subject: Leon County: Blue winged warbler et al
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:33:02 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all, 
Right now, outside my window, there is a male Blue Winged warbler (or wobbla, 
as they say in Cape Cod where I spent the last week) 

a female Redstart 
and a white eyed vireo singing for 3 beers. 
I live in a swamp between Miccosukee and Tallahassee 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: Re: 2nd appeal Re Birders from Atlanta
From: "Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:34:24 -0400
Sunny,

For Limpkin, they are seen all over town. You already identified Lake
Henrietta as a reliable spot, but it requires tons of walking. You might
try Bragg Pond (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L2387592), which is a very
short walk north along the St. Marks Bike Trail from the little informal
parking area on the south side of Bragg Dr. Last and only time I visited, I
saw 5 Limpkins on the edges of the pond on all sides.

Good luck,

Rob Lengacher
Tallahassee, FL
--

On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 9:09 AM, Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com
[nflbirds]  wrote:

>
>
> Hear that Limpkins are seen at various locations around Lake Jackson.
> Thank you for info.
>
>  This is the first time these birders have been to St Marks do please
> respond with new and interesting migrants and their locations. Did check
> ebird sightings do have some ideas. They are here only Saturday so want
> them to enjoy and return!
>
>
>  Sunny Phillips
> 850-445-6586 (h) 850-445-6555 (c)
>
> On Sep 25, 2014, at 15:42, "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com
> [nflbirds]"  wrote:
>
>
>
> Several birders from Atlanta and I will be at St Marks Saturday and
> hopefully the weather is cooperative in the morning. Having not seen
> anything posted in the last few days please let me know migrants,
> shorebirds and duck good locations you have noted lately. Also the Limpkin
> is a lifer and I hope we can see one near Tallahassee. The last time I saw
> these, several years ago they were consistently at Lake Henrietta and
> Martha Wellman park.
>
> Any info will be appreciated.
>
> ~~~~~~~~~
> Cheers......Sunny
> 850-445-6586
>
>  
>



-- 
Robert "Rob" Lengacher
Tallahassee, FL
Subject: 2nd appeal Re Birders from Atlanta
From: "Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:09:30 -0400
Hear that Limpkins are seen at various locations around Lake Jackson. Thank you 
for info. 


This is the first time these birders have been to St Marks do please respond 
with new and interesting migrants and their locations. Did check ebird 
sightings do have some ideas. They are here only Saturday so want them to enjoy 
and return! 



Sunny Phillips
850-445-6586 (h) 850-445-6555 (c)

> On Sep 25, 2014, at 15:42, "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com 
[nflbirds]"  wrote: 

> 
> Several birders from Atlanta and I will be at St Marks Saturday and hopefully 
the weather is cooperative in the morning. Having not seen anything posted in 
the last few days please let me know migrants, shorebirds and duck good 
locations you have noted lately. Also the Limpkin is a lifer and I hope we can 
see one near Tallahassee. The last time I saw these, several years ago they 
were consistently at Lake Henrietta and Martha Wellman park. 

> 
> Any info will be appreciated. 
> 
> ~~~~~~~~~
> Cheers......Sunny
> 850-445-6586
> 
> 
Subject: Birders from Atlanta
From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:42:18 -0400
Several birders from Atlanta and I will be at St Marks Saturday and hopefully 
the weather is cooperative in the morning. Having not seen anything posted in 
the last few days please let me know migrants, shorebirds and duck good 
locations you have noted lately. Also the Limpkin is a lifer and I hope we can 
see one near Tallahassee. The last time I saw these, several years ago they 
were consistently at Lake Henrietta and Martha Wellman park. 


Any info will be appreciated. 

~~~~~~~~~
Cheers......Sunny
850-445-6586

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Subject: Indigo Bunting
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:56:51 -0400
I had a female Indigo Bunting at the millet feeder this afternoon.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee
Subject: Youth Camp, St. George Island SP, 9/23
From: "Robert Bowman bbpictures AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:46:31 -0700
I spent the day in the Youth Camp at St. George Island SP and have the mosquito 
bites to prove it. Enjoyed chatting with the other birders who were there. 


Birding was steady in the morning and slacked off in the afternoon. Still, a 
nice day outdoors is a nice day outdoors. 


Warblers I saw:
Northern Parula
Yellow
Chestnut-sided
Black-throated Blue
Blackburnian
Palm (Western -- quite a few)
Yellow-throated
Prairie (several)
Pine
Black-and-white
American Redstart (all over the place)
Hooded

There was also a report of an Ovenbird.

A few other birds that were seen:
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Merlin
Kestrel (flying over the bay -- I don't recall having seen that before)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Empid Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Barn Swallows (many, many)
Swainson's Thrush
Savannah Sparrow (2)
Scarlet Tanager
Summer Tanager

Happy migration,

Robert Bowman
Tallahassee
Subject: birds
From: "cyanoci799 AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:42:27 -0400
We had a nice male Summer Tanager and a female American Redstart near Old Town 
in Dixie County this evening. 

 

 
Subject: thrush
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:45:09 +0000 (UTC)
I had a first of fall Swainson's thrush at the beautyberries today. 


-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: thrush
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:45:56 +0000 (UTC)
I had a first of fall Swainson's thrush at the beautyberries today. 


-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Cave Swallow, Tram Rd, Tallahassee
From: "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:02:02 -0400
Hi all,

I had a hatching-year Cave Swallow mixed in with the numerous other
swallows at Tram Rd Holding Ponds this morning.  It was all over the place,
perched on fence, on the hay pole barn, over the spray fields, bathing and
drinking in the ponds.  I have photos and will eventually add them to the
below linked checklist. Note that shorebird activity is down with
Semipalmated Plover being the best.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19914290

Thanks,
Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: Introduction
From: "Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:26:39 -0700
 I just joined this group.
Patricia Hefner
patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com
Birmingham, Alabama
In support of my canary Fiona
Subject: Introduction.
From: "Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:23:47 -0700
 I just joined this group. I love all birds.
Patricia
In support of my canary Fiona
Subject: (unknown)
From: "Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:21:16 -0700

In support of my canary Fiona
Subject: Introduction.
From: "Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:21:12 -0700
 I just joined this group. I love birds!
Patricia
In support of my canary Fiona
Subject: I just joined this group. I'm a bird-lover.
From: "Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:15:14 -0700
 I just joined this group. I'm a bird-lover.
Patricia
In support of my canary Fiona
Subject: Sept. 25 Apalachee Audubon potluck & program, 6:30, Unitarian Church
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:05:23 +0000 (UTC)
Everyone is welcome to join us Thursday, September 25 for our first program of 
the season with Fred Dietrich speaking about hummingbird banding. As is our 
chapter tradition, we will start the evening early at 6:30 with a potluck 
dinner. This year, the board members will be bringing pans of lasagna as our 
entrees. Please bring side dishes and desserts. Beverages will be provided. 


A reminder that we will be meeting at a new location, the Unitarian 
Universalist Church on 2810 N. Meridian Rd. See the following page for a map 
and details. 

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


Program: 
The Big Things that come in Small Packages – Hummingbird Banding in 
Tallahassee 

Speaker: Fred Dietrich 
Hummer/Bird Study Group - Tallahassee, FL (Read more in our online newsletter.) 


Save the Date for our October 23rd Program, Limpkins, Wetlands and Manatees, Oh 
My! with AAS Past President Dr. Seán McGlynn. 

http://www.apalachee.org 







-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Frontal passage & birding prospects
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:05:59 -0500
In response to Bob’s excellent post, let me add a coupla things. 

First, the first real cool front of the fall is the best day of the fall for 
birding, and sometimes for the entire year. In the old days, when I did my 
graduate work on SGI, I had literally hundreds of some species, in the 70s. 


Second, it’s a great opportunity to observe circum-Gulf migrants alongside 
trans-Gulf species. Many swallows and other birds like Palm Warblers and 
flickers will be flying all morning east along the Coast, following the shores 
to the southern tip of Florida and beyond. They are the conspicuous birds. 
[Authors of old, like my dad, used to call them “Peninsular migrants,” for 
obvious reasons, until we realized they were flying *around* the Gulf on both 
sides.] 


Third, some species not normally seen on our Coast, may turn up on these days, 
whether it’s because there are more birds, or the west winds that often 
precede the front displaces them to the east. As an example, my only Mourning 
Warbler in Florida was on a fall cool front many years ago. 


Fourth, you can’t beat the cooler, drier air, after what seems like eons of 
muggy, stuffy, blistering, birdless air from late May well into September. 
You’ll feel young again, which for some of us, is very welcomed! :0 



So, quit your job, leave your post, grab your binoculars and be at the Coast at 
dawn tomorrow! I’d give anything to be there! 


Jim
Galveston



From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2014 9:39 AM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com ; albirds AT yahoogroups.com ; 'FLORIDABIRDS' 
Subject: [SPAM][nflbirds] Frontal passage & birding prospects

  

Hi all,


 The first strong front of the season is expected tonight, with surface winds 
moderate N early tonight increasing to fresh NE during the night. Upper level 
winds are favorable (2600 ft) as well, NW in the New England area this morning 
and NE south of that around 20 - 30 mph. That should be a good impetus for lots 
of birds to move south. No rain is expected along the front (low odds) so most 
birds will be moving over the Northern Gulf Coast non-stop, but in large 
movements, some always put down. 



 The front is expected to go stationary in the northern Gulf with fresh E & NE 
winds persisting through Friday, so birds will be on the move the next few 
days, but usually the main pulse is right behind the front. So my bet is that 
tomorrow should be good at the migrant traps from St. George Is. to the MS 
coast. This all depends, of course, on the accuracy of the Marine Forecast. 
Since weather stations sample the upper atmosphere twice a day, around 7 am & 7 
pm, if anything should change, I will post it tonight. 



 So far, it has been a lackluster migration, with fewer birds than usual at Ft 
Pickens and our yard for this time of year. Let’s hope it changes tonight. 



Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle


               
Subject: Frontal passage & birding prospects
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:39:44 -0500
Hi all,

 

               The first strong front of the season is expected tonight,
with surface winds moderate N early tonight increasing to fresh NE during
the night. Upper level winds are favorable (2600 ft) as well, NW in the New
England area this morning and NE south of that around 20 - 30 mph. That
should be a good impetus for lots of birds to move south. No rain is
expected along the front (low odds) so most birds will be moving over the
Northern Gulf Coast non-stop, but in large movements, some always put down.

 

               The front is expected to go stationary in the northern Gulf
with fresh E  & NE winds persisting through Friday, so birds will be on the
move the next few days, but usually the main pulse is right behind the
front. So my bet is that tomorrow should be good at the migrant traps from
St. George Is. to the MS coast. This all depends, of course, on the accuracy
of the Marine Forecast. Since weather stations sample the upper atmosphere
twice a day, around 7 am & 7 pm, if anything should change, I will post it
tonight.

 

               So far, it has been a lackluster migration, with fewer birds
than usual at Ft Pickens and our yard for this time of year. Let's hope it
changes tonight.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle

 

               
Subject: Frontal passage & birding prospects
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:39:44 -0500
Hi all,

 

               The first strong front of the season is expected tonight,
with surface winds moderate N early tonight increasing to fresh NE during
the night. Upper level winds are favorable (2600 ft) as well, NW in the New
England area this morning and NE south of that around 20 - 30 mph. That
should be a good impetus for lots of birds to move south. No rain is
expected along the front (low odds) so most birds will be moving over the
Northern Gulf Coast non-stop, but in large movements, some always put down.

 

               The front is expected to go stationary in the northern Gulf
with fresh E  & NE winds persisting through Friday, so birds will be on the
move the next few days, but usually the main pulse is right behind the
front. So my bet is that tomorrow should be good at the migrant traps from
St. George Is. to the MS coast. This all depends, of course, on the accuracy
of the Marine Forecast. Since weather stations sample the upper atmosphere
twice a day, around 7 am & 7 pm, if anything should change, I will post it
tonight.

 

               So far, it has been a lackluster migration, with fewer birds
than usual at Ft Pickens and our yard for this time of year. Let's hope it
changes tonight.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle

 

               
Subject: Blue-winged Warbler
From: "Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:47:43 +0000 (UTC)
I started the morning, at Bald Point State Park, without, seeing a lot of 
activity;  did see several Prairie Warblers.  This evening, was better, at 
the Indian Mounds, off N. Hwy 27.  From the observation deck, at 6pm, a bright 
yellow, bird caught my attention.  I got a brief look, with my binocs, and the 
black eye line, really stood out.  I knew I had seen this bird, but could not 
remember what it was.  I was able to get a distant image, and greatly cropped 
it, on the computer, then found it in my Peterson Warbler field guide. This was 
one of the last birds, I saw Bob Sargent release, after it was banded, at Fort 
Morgan, this past spring.  Bird bander, Fred Dietrich confirmed my ID.  In 
the same location, was a couple of Blue-grey Gnatcatchers, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
and female American Redstart. 

In my yard, today was the 10th day in a row, that I have have had Baltimore 
Orioles, and am thinking a few may be staying.  I've consitently seen 2-3 
adult males, 1-2 immature males and one adult female.  The behavior of one of 
the adult males, had me wondering if he could be one that spent the winter in 
my yard, last season. He went inside my caged mealworm feeder, after studying 
it for less than thirty seconds.  It generally takes birds, longer, and 
several attempts, before they will navigate through the small openings, made 
for bluebirds.  Last winter, I had, at least one adult and one immature male, 
B oriole, snitch  mealworms, frequently, from that feeder. 

I'll include  the link to the warbler picture, but it is not a high quality 
image. 

Glenda SimmonsEastside Tallahassee
For ID Only

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Subject: Chestnut-sided warbler
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:26:55 +0000 (UTC)
Activity in the yard and ravine has been very slow lately. I did have a first 
of fall Chestnut-sided warbler bathing 

under the mist sprayer with a Carolina Wren this afternoon. The first Veery 
that showed up on Sept. 9, and I've 

had various vireos around, but otherwise pretty quiet. 

-------- 
Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: October Apalachee Audubon Bird Trips
From: "Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:23:46 -0400
We will concentrate on migratory birds this month.

*Friday, October 10- Monticello Water Park*- This is a newly constructed
1/2 mile boardwalk right in downtown Monticello that has already received
the Great Birding Trail designation. Meet at 8 am at the Publix on Mahan
and I-10. Please indicate if you are a willing driver. There will be no
riding fee.

*Sunday, October 26- Koucky Optimist Park*- Do you have a child who is
interested in birds, or would you like to introduce your child to the
wonderful world of birding? If so, this is an introductory trip to learn
and hear the backyard birds. Meet at 9 am at Koucky park in Indian Head
Acres. There will be some binoculars provided.

Please email Helen King at thekingsom AT gmail.com if you are planning on
attending either trip. For questions, call 765-2488.

Regards,
Helen Jelks King
Apalachee Audubon

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Subject: Yellow-breasted Chat
From: "Bendy Scott bendy32309 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:57:54 -0700
We had a Yellow-breasted Chat in our yard in Pensacola on Thursday, September 
19, 2014. 

 
Brenda S. Scott 
Tallahassee, FL 
bendy32309 AT yahoo.com

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Subject: Peregrine Falcon
From: "'Judy' judykb AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:48:20 -0400
Yesterday at Stony Bayou Pool at St. Marks NWR I briefly saw a Peregrine Falcon 
from a distance away. I did manage to get some ID photos that are cropped a 
lot. Is this a juvenile Peregrine Falcon? 


http://judyb.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v168/p455068661.jpg
http://judyb.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v177/p188824882.jpg

Judy Lyle
Subject: Re: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Indianhead Acres, Tallahassee
From: "Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:04:12 -0400
Wow Elliot. I haven't seen or heard this bird in weeks.m isn't it unusual
for this bird so late in the season. Was anyone else with you when this 
observation occurred? 



Sunny Phillips
850-445-6586 (h) 850-445-6555 (c)

> On Sep 20, 2014, at 15:49, "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> Hi All,
> 
> I found and recorded the call of a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher early this 
afternoon in the woods west of Optimist park. Location specifics and other 
details, including the recording and sonogram comparisions are available on my 
eBird checklist: 

> 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19884319
> 
> Thanks,
> Elliot Schunke
> Tallahassee
> 
Subject: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Indianhead Acres, Tallahassee
From: "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:49:17 -0400
Hi All,

I found and recorded the call of a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher early this
afternoon in the woods west of Optimist park.  Location specifics and other
details, including the recording and sonogram comparisions are available on
my eBird checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19884319

Thanks,
Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: BGGnatcatcher
From: "cyanoci799 AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:28:21 -0400
FOS BGGnatcher was foraging in the trees by the kitchen windows a few minutes 
ago. 

Alice
McAlpin
Suwannee County
 

 
Subject: Early Kinglet
From: "'Peter Homann' ph-homann AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:55:26 -0400
This morning, with a whiff of fall in the air, I saw a Ruby-crowned Kinglet in 
the holly in front of our home. I browsed my banding records of the past 25 
years and did not detect a September kinglet among them (btw. I gave up banding 
last year because it appeared to be the right thing to do at my age). Stevenson 
and Anderson in the The Birdlife of Florida, however, list several records for 
this early in the fall. 

Peter Homann, Tallahassee
Subject: Lark Sparrow
From: "whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Sep 2014 18:32:10 -0700
My sister and I saw a first ever Lark Sparrow in her yard at Altha, Fl. today. 
She also had 2 Chestnut Sided Warblers. 

 

 Linda Whitfield
 Grand Ridge, Fl
Subject: Chestnut Sided Warblers
From: "whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Sep 2014 12:10:29 -0700
 I've had 2 Chestnut Sided Warblers feeding in my trees for the last 3 days, I 
also have a Black and White Warbler. 

  
 Linda Whitfield
 Grand Ridge, Fl