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Dovekie,©Dan Lane

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]" ]
15 Sep Olive-sided Flycatcher ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
13 Sep St Marks NWR -- Saturday Morning. ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
13 Sep st george island ["ROC austrina1 AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
13 Sep Re: Baltimore Oriole ["Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
12 Sep Re: Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility ["eliza hawkins ehawkins AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
12 Sep Re: Baltimore Oriole ["'N BIVINS ' noonie1939 AT embarqmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
12 Sep Re: Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
12 Sep Re: Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility ["eliza hawkins ehawkins AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
12 Sep Re: Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility ["eliza hawkins ehawkins AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
12 Sep Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility ["Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
12 Sep Tram Southeast Water Facility ["Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
12 Sep Baltimore Oriole ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
11 Sep Re: Tram Rd report: Baird's sp, Black tern ["Sunny sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
11 Sep Tram Rd report: Baird's sp, Black tern ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
10 Sep Tallahassee - Koucky Park, cow ponds, and Piney Z on Wednesday ["Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
10 Sep Re: Tram Water Treatment Plant, Tallahassee. Baird's Sandpiper ["Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
10 Sep Tram Water Treatment Plant, Tallahassee. Baird's Sandpiper ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
9 Sep St George Island State Park, Youth Camp Warbing Vireo ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
9 Sep Canada Warbler Tallahassee ["Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
8 Sep Hooded warbler--Tallahassee ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
7 Sep Re: Mourning Warbler ! ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
7 Sep Mourning Warbler ! ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
7 Sep Mourning Warbler ! ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
7 Sep Kentucky Warbler ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
7 Sep Bob Sargent, sad news ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
5 Sep Peeps at Tram Road Holding Ponds ["Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
5 Sep Swainson's Thrush ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
5 Sep Swainson's Thrush ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
05 Sep St Marks NWR: Friday Morning ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
5 Sep Tram rd treatment plant Tallahassee ["Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
4 Sep Apalachee Audubon Sept.-Oct. newsletter now available ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
4 Sep RE: Baird's sandpiper (and pectoral? sp) at Tram Rd, Leon Co. ["'Cassidy, Rodney' rodney.cassidy AT talgov.com [nflbirds]" ]
3 Sep FOS Eastern Phoebe Tallahassee ["Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
29 Aug Apalachee Audubon September Bird Trips ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
29 Aug Bob Sargent update ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
28 Aug 1st year Lark Sparrow in Jefferson County ["mark.kiser AT myfwc.com [nflbirds]" ]
27 Aug Baird's sandpiper (and pectoral? sp) at Tram Rd, Leon Co. ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
26 Aug Re: Baird's Sandpiper, Leon County ["Robert bbpictures AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
25 Aug St George Island State Park. Cerulean Warbler, etc ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
25 Aug Baird's Sandpiper, Leon County ["Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
20 Aug Re: Western Tanager in NW FL ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
19 Aug Western Tanager in NW FL ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
19 Aug Western Tanager in NW FL ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
19 Aug Dickcissel/Dog Island ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]

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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Posted by: Sunny Philllips 
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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 
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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
Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:48:06 -0500
Hi all,

 

               Today I spotted the third OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER this month
in my neighborhood. It was in a gated community from about 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
then disappeared. Usually they hang around all day when found, but not
today. The first, on the 7th, was in about the same location, and Saturday
the Audubon Field trip to Ft. Pickens that we led had another. Not to
mention at least two seen at Dauphin Is. recently. 
GRAY KINGBIRDS are still present at the south end of the Pensacola Bay
Bridge in Gulf Breeze.

 

Good birding,

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: St Marks NWR -- Saturday Morning.
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:29:30 -0700
It was a pleasure to bird St Marks after birding metro Miami earlier in the 
week. The few highlights were: 

 
East River Pool had Black Terns.
 
Tower Pool was uncharacteristically quiet at high tide. Perhaps, because the 
water level is high. 

 
Headquarters Pond is still mostly mud and has fewer shorebirds. Semipalmated 
Plover (all in pale plumage), Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper and two 
Pectoral Sandpipers. In total I had only about fifteen shorebirds. The pond is 
mostly immature gallinules with both common and purple represented. 

 
The Double Bridges had a one-eyed Great Blue Heron and a Yellow-bellied 
Flycatcher. 

 
A hot Fall morning with wildflowers, butterflies and a few good birds. Still 
better than Miami. 

 
Good Birding.


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Subject: st george island
From: "ROC austrina1 AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:22:29 -0400
I had 71 species in 4 hours at SGI. The weather wasn't right for a fallout, 
there were only 6 warbler species present. The best warbler was a single 
Chesnut-sided Warbler. My best bird at the Youth Camp was a Least Flycatcher 
(about a week early??). I will try the beaches and bay tomorrow, maybe I can 
pick up a White-rump Sandpiper and a Baird's in the same day..........it has 
been several years since I've done that in Florida. The Baird's is a good case 
study of primary projections vs exposed rumps. 


Rodney Cassidy
Tallahassee, Florida   
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: 'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds] 
 

To: eliza hawkins ; Sunny Philllips 
; North Florida Birds  

Sent: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 7:12 pm
Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility


 
  
    
                  
I do not believe there is a Dunlin in your photo, and in fact, it would be very 
early for one. 


It looks like you have a Least SP on the back right, five Semipalms on the 
front left, one Western in the middle, back left facing a Baird’s just to his 
right. The Baird’s is in the back, with the Western to his left and a Least 
far off to the right. 


If you were really good, you would have gotten a white-rump with them.

Jim in Galveston

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:45 PM
To: Sunny Philllips ; North Florida Birds 
Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility

The Bairds with a dunlin - face to face just above center. But if I have that 
wrong please say so. 


DSC_0804 Bairds face to face with dunlin

DSC_0804 Bairds face to face with dunlin 
     
      View on flic.kr Preview by Yahoo 
     
     

Eliza Hawkins
ehawkins AT yahoo.com

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 From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" 
 

  To: North Florida Birds  
  Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:52 PM
  Subject: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility

Eliza Hawkins and I arrived at the Tram Rd ponds around 3:00 today and saw the 
following birds: 

 1 Baird's Sandpiper among 10 Least Sandpipers. Eliza took pictures -we noted 
the Baird's field marks included very long wings (primaries) extending well 
past tertials and tail tip; dark-spotted gray-brown chest, black legs, white 
belly and sides, scaly appearance underparts, streaked head and central black 
stripe on upper tail. 


7 Snowy Egrets
  2 Killdeer
  1American Avocet
  2Spotted Sandpipers
  Numerous Barn Swallows

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

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Subject: Re: Baltimore Oriole
From: "Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:42:03 -0700
I had my first Baltimore Oriole migrant, in my yard, two weeks ago, on August 
30. I next saw one on Sept.6th and 7th, yesterday, and again, today, I saw 
three, at the same time. I know they were early, last year, as well, but don't 
have my hands on that data, at the moment. I do recall that once I saw the 
first one in the fall, I did not go more than a approx. one week, without 
seeing one, until the winter crew remained. Last season, I went through more 
than twenty-five 32 oz. jars of grape jelly, keeping them content. 


Glenda Simmons
Eastside Tallahassee


On Friday, September 12, 2014 8:08 PM, "'N BIVINS ' noonie1939 AT embarqmail.com 
[nflbirds]"  wrote: 

 


  
I have had a male Baltimore Oriole at my hummingbird feeder, twice this past 
week. My neighbor, Tommy Warren, told me last weekend that he'd just seen one 
also. They are early! Nancy Bivins - Midtown Tallahassee 


________________________________

From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" 
 

To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 4:32:40 PM
Subject: [nflbirds] Baltimore Oriole

  
Had a first of the season
adult male B. Oriole in the yard this morning.  This is the earliest date
I have for this species.
 
Janeen Langley
Northeast Tallahassee
Subject: Re: Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
From: "eliza hawkins ehawkins AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:19:42 -0700
Thanks Jim.  At least I knew it was different!  
 
20 or so photos from today (there's probably a white rumped in there somewhere 
: 



https://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770 AT N06/sets/72157647123248040/

  
               
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Eliza Hawkins
ehawkins AT yahoo.com


>________________________________
> From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" 
 

>To: eliza hawkins ; Sunny Philllips 
; North Florida Birds  

>Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 7:12 PM
>Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
> 
>
>
>  
>I do not believe there is a Dunlin in your photo, and in fact, it would be 
very early for one. 

>
>It looks like you have a Least SP on the back right, five Semipalms on the 
front left, one Western in the middle, back left facing a Baird’s just to his 
right. The Baird’s is in the back, with the Western to his left and a Least 
far off to the right. 

>
>If you were really good, you would have gotten a white-rump with them.
>
>Jim in Galveston
>
>From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
>Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:45 PM
>To: Sunny Philllips ; North Florida Birds 
>Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
>
>The Bairds with a dunlin - face to face just above center. But if I have that 
wrong please say so. 

>
>DSC_0804 Bairds face to face with dunlin
>
>DSC_0804 Bairds face to face with dunlin 
>
>View on flic.kr Preview by Yahoo 
>
>
>
>Eliza Hawkins
>ehawkins AT yahoo.com
>
>----------------------------------------------------------
>From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" 
 

>To: North Florida Birds  
>Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:52 PM
>Subject: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
>
>Eliza Hawkins and I arrived at the Tram Rd ponds around 3:00 today and saw the 
following birds: 

>1 Baird's Sandpiper among 10 Least Sandpipers. Eliza took pictures -we noted 
the Baird's field marks included very long wings (primaries) extending well 
past tertials and tail tip; dark-spotted gray-brown chest, black legs, white 
belly and sides, scaly appearance underparts, streaked head and central black 
stripe on upper tail. 

>
>7 Snowy Egrets
>2 Killdeer
>1American Avocet
>2Spotted Sandpipers
>Numerous Barn Swallows
>
>~~~~~~~~~
>Cheers......Sunny
>850-445-6586
>
>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>
>
>
Subject: Re: Baltimore Oriole
From: "'N BIVINS ' noonie1939 AT embarqmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:08:41 -0400 (EDT)
I have had a male Baltimore Oriole at my hummingbird feeder, twice this past 
week. My neighbor, Tommy Warren, told me last weekend that he'd just seen one 
also. They are early! Nancy Bivins - Midtown Tallahassee 


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

From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" 
 

To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 4:32:40 PM 
Subject: [nflbirds] Baltimore Oriole 







Had a first of the season adult male B. Oriole in the yard this morning. This 
is the earliest date I have for this species. 


Janeen Langley 
Northeast Tallahassee 

 
Subject: Re: Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:12:19 -0500
I do not believe there is a Dunlin in your photo, and in fact, it would be very 
early for one. 


It looks like you have a Least SP on the back right, five Semipalms on the 
front left, one Western in the middle, back left facing a Baird’s just to his 
right. The Baird’s is in the back, with the Western to his left and a Least 
far off to the right. 


If you were really good, you would have gotten a white-rump with them.



Jim in Galveston

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:45 PM
To: Sunny Philllips ; North Florida Birds 
Subject: Re: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility

  

The Bairds with a dunlin - face to face just above center. But if I have that 
wrong please say so. 



DSC_0804 Bairds face to face with dunlin

     
           
      DSC_0804 Bairds face to face with dunlin 
     
      View on flic.kr Preview by Yahoo 
     
     




Eliza Hawkins
ehawkins AT yahoo.com


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 From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" 
 

  To: North Florida Birds  
  Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:52 PM
  Subject: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility


    
 Eliza Hawkins and I arrived at the Tram Rd ponds around 3:00 today and saw the 
following birds: 

 1 Baird's Sandpiper among 10 Least Sandpipers. Eliza took pictures -we noted 
the Baird's field marks included very long wings (primaries) extending well 
past tertials and tail tip; dark-spotted gray-brown chest, black legs, white 
belly and sides, scaly appearance underparts, streaked head and central black 
stripe on upper tail. 


  7 Snowy Egrets
  2 Killdeer
  1American Avocet
  2Spotted Sandpipers
  Numerous Barn Swallows

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






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Subject: Re: Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
From: "eliza hawkins ehawkins AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:45:13 -0700
The Bairds with a dunlin - face to face just above center. But if I have that 
wrong please say so. 


DSC_0804 Bairds face to face with dunlin

  
             
DSC_0804 Bairds face to face with dunlin  
View on flic.kr Preview by Yahoo  
  

 
Eliza Hawkins
ehawkins AT yahoo.com


>________________________________
> From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" 
 

>To: North Florida Birds  
>Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:52 PM
>Subject: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
> 
>
>
>  
>Eliza Hawkins and I arrived at the Tram Rd ponds around 3:00 today and saw the 
following birds: 

>1 Baird's Sandpiper among 10 Least Sandpipers. Eliza took pictures -we noted 
the Baird's field marks included very long wings (primaries) extending well 
past tertials and tail tip; dark-spotted gray-brown chest, black legs, white 
belly and sides, scaly appearance underparts, streaked head and central black 
stripe on upper tail. 

>
>7 Snowy Egrets
>2 Killdeer
>1American Avocet
>2Spotted Sandpipers
>Numerous Barn Swallows
>
>~~~~~~~~~
>Cheers......Sunny
>850-445-6586
>
>
>
Subject: Re: Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
From: "eliza hawkins ehawkins AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:25:43 -0700
Great opportunity to get comparison shots of the Bairds next to other birds. I 
took 450 pics! See the bairds and a least in the center facing each other 
surrounded by Semipalmated sandpipers. 


DSC_0743 LEast and Semipalmated Sandpiper Bairds right of center

  
             
DSC_0743 LEast and Semipalmated Sandpiper Bairds rig...  
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Eliza Hawkins
ehawkins AT yahoo.com


>________________________________
> From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" 
 

>To: North Florida Birds  
>Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 5:52 PM
>Subject: [nflbirds] Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
> 
>
>
>  
>Eliza Hawkins and I arrived at the Tram Rd ponds around 3:00 today and saw the 
following birds: 

>1 Baird's Sandpiper among 10 Least Sandpipers. Eliza took pictures -we noted 
the Baird's field marks included very long wings (primaries) extending well 
past tertials and tail tip; dark-spotted gray-brown chest, black legs, white 
belly and sides, scaly appearance underparts, streaked head and central black 
stripe on upper tail. 

>
>7 Snowy Egrets
>2 Killdeer
>1American Avocet
>2Spotted Sandpipers
>Numerous Barn Swallows
>
>~~~~~~~~~
>Cheers......Sunny
>850-445-6586
>
>
>
Subject: Tram Rd Southeast Water Treatment Facility
From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:52:54 -0400
Eliza Hawkins and I arrived at the Tram Rd ponds around 3:00 today and saw the 
following birds: 

1 Baird's Sandpiper among 10 Least Sandpipers. Eliza took pictures -we noted 
the Baird's field marks included very long wings (primaries) extending well 
past tertials and tail tip; dark-spotted gray-brown chest, black legs, white 
belly and sides, scaly appearance underparts, streaked head and central black 
stripe on upper tail. 


7 Snowy Egrets
2 Killdeer
1American Avocet
2Spotted Sandpipers
Numerous Barn Swallows

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

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Subject: Tram Southeast Water Facility
From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:37:34 -0400
Eliza Hawkins and I birded the Tram 

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Subject: Baltimore Oriole
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:32:40 -0400
Had a first of the season adult male B. Oriole in the yard this morning.
This is the earliest date I have for this species.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee
Subject: Re: Tram Rd report: Baird's sp, Black tern
From: "Sunny sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:06:51 -0700
wow; a lot of us are seeing the Baird's Sandpiper that isn't there. Cool. I saw 
it again today about 10; plus: 

1 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Red-shouldered Hawks
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper
1 Snowy Egret
 
Home is not where you live but where you are wanted....
Sunny 850-445-6586 (h) or 850-445-6555 (c)


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

To: nflbirds Birds  
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 3:42 PM
Subject: [nflbirds] Tram Rd report:  Baird's sp, Black tern
 


  
Before and after noon today, the Southeast Farm (Tram Rd water recycling plant) 
had in the middle pond: 

1 Baird's sandpiper--with wingtips clearly extending beyond tail. A juvenile 
like the one seen before. 

1 semipalmated sandpiper--a slightly smaller bird that looked much like the 
Baird's but with shorter bill and wingtips not projecting past tail 

1 Spotted sandpiper--teetering along
1 Killdeer
and 1 black tern in non-breeding plumage, dipping its bill in the green water
Also two snowy egrets and some barn swallows
Bill Phelan
Subject: Tram Rd report: Baird's sp, Black tern
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:42:45 +0000 (UTC)
Before and after noon today, the Southeast Farm (Tram Rd water recycling plant) 
had in the middle pond: 

1 Baird's sandpiper--with wingtips clearly extending beyond tail. A juvenile 
like the one seen before. 

1 semipalmated sandpiper--a slightly smaller bird that looked much like the 
Baird's but with shorter bill and wingtips not projecting past tail 

1 Spotted sandpiper--teetering along 
1 Killdeer 
and 1 black tern in non-breeding plumage, dipping its bill in the green water 
Also two snowy egrets and some barn swallows 
Bill Phelan 
Subject: Tallahassee - Koucky Park, cow ponds, and Piney Z on Wednesday
From: "Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:38:45 -0400
Koucky Park trail was relatively quiet at noon today. Red and white-eyed vireo, 
yellow-throated vireo and Acadian flycatcher were the best birds. The usual 
resident chickadees, cardinal, titmouse, Carolina wren, red-bellied woodpecker, 
and red-shouldered hawk were present. 


At 6:15, the avocet was not present at the cow ponds however a lesser 
yellowlegs, pectoral sandpiper, 2 least sandpipers, and 2 cattle egrets were 
present. At about 6:25 PM, all of the crows in Leon County arrived. I stopped 
counting when I got to 110 and they were still streaming in. 


At about 6:45 stopped by Piney Z and saw 4 green herons but there was little 
other activity. 


Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee
Subject: Re: Tram Water Treatment Plant, Tallahassee. Baird's Sandpiper
From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:33:39 -0400
I saw the Baird's also. 

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Cheers......Sunny
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> On Sep 10, 2014, at 18:02, "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu 
[nflbirds]"  wrote: 

> 
> There was a Baird's Sandpiper in company with two Semipalmated Sandpipers 
today 4:00-5:00PM initially found in the large pool but eventually back to the 
far end of the "northern" pool which has been refilled. They were feeding on 
debris at water's edge. The Baird's is about 1and 1/2 times larger with a 
longer straight black bill. Today I noted nice streaking on the buff breast and 
the black primary extension beyond the tail seemed longer. i will let others 
decide if this is the same Baird's. 

> 
>  
> 
> Jim Cavanagh
> 
> Tallahassee
> 
> 
Subject: Tram Water Treatment Plant, Tallahassee. Baird's Sandpiper
From: "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:02:47 +0000
There was a Baird's Sandpiper in company with two Semipalmated Sandpipers today 
4:00-5:00PM initially found in the large pool but eventually back to the far 
end of the "northern" pool which has been refilled. They were feeding on debris 
at water's edge. The Baird's is about 1and 1/2 times larger with a longer 
straight black bill. Today I noted nice streaking on the buff breast and the 
black primary extension beyond the tail seemed longer. i will let others decide 
if this is the same Baird's. 




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee
Subject: St George Island State Park, Youth Camp Warbing Vireo
From: "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 22:16:29 +0000
Today I was hopeful at the Youth Camp after a 3+ inch rain plus a weak NW wind 
when I arrived at 8:30. 


However by 1:00PM I had only seen Chuck-will's -widow, Veery and a Tennessee 
Warbler. A small flock arrived in the Oak Hammock to the left of the restroom 
entrance including 2 Blackbunian Warblers (M/F), a Redstart, a Red-eyed Vireo, 
Great-creasted Flycatcher and a Warbling Vireo-my first in Florida after 38 
years though I have seen many elsewhere. I immediately wrote my description on 
my SGISP Bird List and did not bring along a Bird Field Guide. Thus: "Smaller 
than Red-eyed,more sluggish than the warblers. Gray above with no contrast 
between crown and back. White narrow slightly elongated arc above eye and 
shorter white arc below. Pale lores. Eyeline in back of eye only. Thick bill 
compared to needle bill of earlier seen Tennessee Warbler. Underparts 
white-especially throat and undertail coverts. Some yellow on flanks". 




While watching I did think of Bob Sargent and Lucy and Bob's comments about 
their feelings when seeing the Mourning Warbler. 




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee
Subject: Canada Warbler Tallahassee
From: "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:28:12 -0400
Hi All,

I had a Canada Warbler across the creek from the baseball field at Optimist
Park this afternoon.

Complete eBird checklist with photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19783933

Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: Hooded warbler--Tallahassee
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:37:35 +0000 (UTC)
Just had a hooded warbler male in the bush outside my computer desk window--not 
5 feet from where I'm sitting. 

Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: Re: Mourning Warbler !
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:59:58 -0500
Great birds, Lucy! I have seen ONE Mourning Warbler in Florida in 43 years of 
birding there! 


Just wanted to mention that despite it being pretty early, there seems to be a 
cold front that should move through later this week. BY ALL MEANS, you should 
quit school, resign your job and/or get a divorce so you can BE ON THE COAST 
when that front is moving through. Don’t be late! 


It might be a good mourning. Get it?

Jim in Galveston

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 7, 2014 6:33 PM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com ; albirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [nflbirds] Mourning Warbler !

  

Friends,


Watching the sprinkler douse the azaleas surrounding the pond area, we just had 
an imm MOURNING WARBLER ! This has been a day of good birds – Chestnut sided 
Warbler, two Canadas in the yard, and an Olive-sided Flycatcher this morning 
close by in the neighborhood. Migrants are trickling through, but we’re still 
waiting for the first big “push” to come through. 



One of the joys of birding is that you never really know what you’ll find 
when you’re looking. I will say that almost each time one of our birding 
friends has passed in the last decade or so, some fabulous bird has shown up. 
The Mourning Warbler is a fabulous bird, rarely seen in our area, and it 
occurred today on the day that Bob Sargent passed on to the great banding 
station in the sky. When Fairly Chandler (Fairhope) passed on, a Scissor=tailed 
Flycatcher showed up at his funeral, and when Jackie Porter passed, a 
Tropical/Couch’s Kingbird alit on the wires on Dauphin Island. There are more 
examples, but I’ll spare you. 



We could use some more fabulous birds, but don’t volunteer on our behalf!


Lucy and Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze

Subject: Mourning Warbler !
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:33:28 -0500
Friends,

 

Watching the sprinkler douse the azaleas surrounding the pond area, we just
had an imm  MOURNING WARBLER !  This has been a day of good birds - Chestnut
sided Warbler, two Canadas in the yard, and an Olive-sided Flycatcher this
morning close by in the neighborhood. Migrants are trickling through, but
we're still waiting for the first big "push" to come through. 

 

One of the joys of birding is that you never really know what you'll find
when you're looking. I will say that almost each time one of our birding
friends has passed in the last decade or so, some fabulous bird has shown
up. The Mourning Warbler is a fabulous bird, rarely seen in our area, and it
occurred today on the day that Bob Sargent passed on to the great banding
station in the sky. When Fairly Chandler (Fairhope) passed on, a
Scissor=tailed Flycatcher showed up at his funeral, and when Jackie Porter
passed, a Tropical/Couch's Kingbird alit on the wires on Dauphin Island.
There are more examples, but I'll spare you.

 

We could use some more fabulous birds, but don't volunteer on our behalf!

 

Lucy and Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze

 
Subject: Mourning Warbler !
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:33:28 -0500
Friends,

 

Watching the sprinkler douse the azaleas surrounding the pond area, we just
had an imm  MOURNING WARBLER !  This has been a day of good birds - Chestnut
sided Warbler, two Canadas in the yard, and an Olive-sided Flycatcher this
morning close by in the neighborhood. Migrants are trickling through, but
we're still waiting for the first big "push" to come through. 

 

One of the joys of birding is that you never really know what you'll find
when you're looking. I will say that almost each time one of our birding
friends has passed in the last decade or so, some fabulous bird has shown
up. The Mourning Warbler is a fabulous bird, rarely seen in our area, and it
occurred today on the day that Bob Sargent passed on to the great banding
station in the sky. When Fairly Chandler (Fairhope) passed on, a
Scissor=tailed Flycatcher showed up at his funeral, and when Jackie Porter
passed, a Tropical/Couch's Kingbird alit on the wires on Dauphin Island.
There are more examples, but I'll spare you.

 

We could use some more fabulous birds, but don't volunteer on our behalf!

 

Lucy and Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze

 
Subject: Kentucky Warbler
From: "'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:48:11 -0400
I had my first ever Kentucky warbler at my bird bath this afternoon.  I will
post a photo on the website.

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee
Subject: Bob Sargent, sad news
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:54:50 +0000 (UTC)
Re-posted from the ALABAMA Birds email list: 


Subject: the saddest news 
Date: Sun Sep 7 2014 7:53 am 
From: albirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Dear friends, 
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must report that Bob Sargent went to 
be with his Lord this morning at 2 am. It is hard to overestimate the wonderful 
legacy Bob is leaving behind. The gentlest man I've ever know. Words simply 
fail me. 


There will not be a funeral. His body is be cremated. There will be a 
celebration of Bob wonderful life some time in the near future. 

Please keep Martha Gail in your prayers. 

Bob Reed 
Tallassee 
- See more at: 
http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=763542&MLID=AL&MLNM=Alabama#sthash.J3CzXpwB.dpuf 



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Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: Peeps at Tram Road Holding Ponds
From: "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 20:38:46 -0400
Hi All,

Andy Wraithmell asked me to post this on his behalf:

"It seems some folks are still claiming the Baird's Sandpiper(s) are still
present at the holding ponds. The ponds have been covered daily for the
last couple of weeks by several birders who have not seen any Baird's since
Andy found a juvenile on August 25th. [Bird was also photographed on the
26th by Rob Williams.]  Bill Phelan reported 2 there on August 27th but
since that no Baird's was seen by anybody until Rodney Cassidy reported 2
on September 3rd around noon. On the same day between 11:57 and 12:19 Andy
visited the ponds and saw a nice selection of shorebirds but no Baird's
(eBird checklist from Andy's visit: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist?subID=S19657510

). 

There were no other birders present. There were 5 juvenile Semipalmated
Sandpipers present. Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers are often confused as
Baird's so make sure you know how to tell them apart if you visit the
holding ponds. Baird's Sandpiper is a very rare bird in Leon County and
Semipalmated is a common spring and fall migrant here. Check out my
pictures for help with telling the two species apart.

Another birder reported the Baird's again this morning but later in the day
the same 2 juvenile Semipalmated from September 3rd were still present."


this post with the illustrative photos can be found on Tallahassee Bird
Club's facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.294767300726686.1073741837.151038171766267&type=1 


Thanks,
Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: Swainson's Thrush
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 16:43:05 -0500
Hi all,

 

               To my surprise, I found a very early SWAINSON'S THRUSH eating
Beautybush berries in my neighborhood this afternoon. Yesterday at our pond
and in the vicinity, I had MAGNOLIA, HOODED, PROTHON, KY and REDSTART,
ORCHARD ORIOLE, E. PEWEE AND E. KINGBIRD. Lucy spotted two GRAY KINBIRDS at
the south end of the Pensacola Bay Bridge a while ago. Fall migration is
underway!

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the W. Panhandle
Subject: Swainson's Thrush
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 16:43:05 -0500
Hi all,

 

               To my surprise, I found a very early SWAINSON'S THRUSH eating
Beautybush berries in my neighborhood this afternoon. Yesterday at our pond
and in the vicinity, I had MAGNOLIA, HOODED, PROTHON, KY and REDSTART,
ORCHARD ORIOLE, E. PEWEE AND E. KINGBIRD. Lucy spotted two GRAY KINBIRDS at
the south end of the Pensacola Bay Bridge a while ago. Fall migration is
underway!

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the W. Panhandle
Subject: St Marks NWR: Friday Morning
From: "'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:22:54 -0700
A morning sweep through the refuge produced resident birds and migrants. Water 
levels are very low. The two streams at the Double Bridges have only shallow 
water in their stream beds. An otter was hunting the second stream and stopped 
to watch me. I found no passerine migrants, but did hear Pileated Woodpecker 
and Red-shouldered Hawk. 

 
East River Pool had eight Roseate Spoonbills that have been seen regularly for 
the last few weeks, plus Purple Gallinule and a flock of Blue-winged Teal. I 
saw Green Heron there and commonly throughout the refuge. This may represent 
northern birds moving through. 

 
Because it was high tide, Tower Pond was loaded with several hundred birds A 
lot of these are likely transmigrants or early arrival wintering birds.A 
partial list follows: 

Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret (two dark phase birds)
Black-bellied Plover (probably 20 or so in every plumage variation)
Semipalmated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin
Short-billed Dowitcher
Laughing Gull
Royal Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Tern (two in adult non-breeding plumage)
Black Skimmer
 
Headquarters Pond is almost dry. At first glance, you see very few birds. Look 
more closely and it's loaded. 

Purple Gallinule ( mostly juvenile plumage birds)
Common Gallinule (mostly juvenile plumage birds)
Semipalmated Plover
Least Sandpiper (the most common bird)
Pectoral Sandpiper (at least one juvenile plumage bird that was close and 
easily observed, there may have been two others that I couldn't verify) 

Short-billed Dowitcher
 
Migration season is gaining strength and this is a good time to get out on the 
refuge to find migrants. 

 
On my way back into town I stopped at Tram Road and found the three Lesser 
Yellowlegs, an American Avocet, two Killdeer, a Least Sandpiper, the Baird's 
Sandpiper and about twenty Blue-winged Teal. This was about two hours after 
Sunny Phillips post. 

 
Good Birding.
 
 


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Subject: Tram rd treatment plant Tallahassee
From: "Sunny Yahoo sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:18:43 -0400
This morning I checked out all the ponds and saw:
1 Baird's Sandpiper
1 Spotted Sandpiper
3 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Snowy Egrets
No ducks


Sunny Phillips
850-445-6555(c) 850-445-6586 (h)
Subject: Apalachee Audubon Sept.-Oct. newsletter now available
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:20:01 +0000 (UTC)
The September-October newsletter for Apalachee Audubon Society is now 
available. 



http://www.apalachee.org/aas/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Newsletter-of-AAS-September-October-2014-Final.pdf 



From the AAS email list for announcements: 

September is here and for Apalachee Audubon that means it's time for our 
program meetings to resume! Below, you'll find save the date information for 
our entire program year and Backyard Wildlife Tour. A reminder that our venue 
for programs has changed--we'll be meeting at the Unitarian church on Meridian 
Rd. See map at: http://www.apalachee.org/aas/events/programs/ 


2014-15 Programs 
September 25 - Hummingbird banding 
October 23 - Wetlands 
November 20 
January 22, 2015 
February 26 
March 26 
April 23 
May (Banquet, Date TBA) 

Wildlife Friendly Yard Tour: 
February 14, 2015 

Visit our web site for the latest newsletter with descriptions about our first 
two meetings and more: http://www.apalachee.org/ 





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Subject: RE: Baird's sandpiper (and pectoral? sp) at Tram Rd, Leon Co.
From: "'Cassidy, Rodney' rodney.cassidy AT talgov.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:41:39 +0000
The two Baird’s Sandpiper along with 4 Pectoral Sandpiper and a like number 
of Least Sandpiper were present at noon yesterday. There were BW Teal, a N. 
Shoveler several Snowy Egret and a Lesser Yellowlegs. The birds spent most of 
the time at the eastern end of what can loosely be described as the NW pond. 
The shorebird diversity had improved over recent weeks in Franklin County as 
well. 


Rodney Cassidy
Tallahassee

From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds] 

Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:57 PM
To: nflbirds Birds
Subject: [nflbirds] Baird's sandpiper (and pectoral? sp) at Tram Rd, Leon Co.


Hi all,
Thanks to Elliot for the posting and directions.
I went to the Tram Rd waste water recycling holding ponds (aka the Southeast 
Farm) which is 2.3 miles Southeast from Capital Circle on Tram Rd. 


I found the Baird's sandpiper in the northwest holding pond (the other ponds 
all have water in them now) today ~11 am 

This juvenile looked just like the picture that Andy/Elliot posted.
Short, straight, black bill; dark and scaly looking on the back; light buffy 
colored head; light buffy streaks on breast; wings longer than tail; black 
legs. 

A few minutes later, another juv. Baird's joined it. Looked identical and 
foraged companionably with the first. 


Then another sandpiper came in. It was a little larger and bulkier looking, 
with yellowish legs and pale buffy streaked breast with sharp demarcation 
between breast and white belly. Its bill looked straight to me, but otherwise 
it fit the picture of a Pectoral sp. Its wings did not project beyond the tail. 

It did not get along so well with the Baird's, and began to bully a smaller 
sandpiper that just came in: this one was smaller than the Baird's and looked a 
lot like the Pectoral sp.--and had yellowish legs Of course it was a Least sp. 


Using a scope, I could tell the difference in size between the various birds, 
but using binoculars, they all seemed about the same size--partly because they 
were all pretty far away, but also because there is just not that much 
difference in size. That is what makes shorebirds so challenging for me (and 
probably for a lot of folks). 

But then later in the migration they will all be in basic plumage--and they 
will all be the same colors as well. Don't we look forward to that? 

Bill Phelan
Tallahassee



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Subject: FOS Eastern Phoebe Tallahassee
From: "Sunny Philllips sunny_phillips AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 22:02:50 -0400
Although I miss seeing the Swallow-tailed Kites and Mississippi Kites soaring 
overhead it was nice to hear and see my FOS Eastern Phoebe at Hiliaman golf 
course today. We also have 3 Barred Owls; one which is probably a juvenile that 
regularly sits on a post near the street light in early eve. Nothing else 
spectacular or out of the ordinary. 


What could have been can still be....Sunny

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Subject: Apalachee Audubon September Bird Trips
From: "Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:47:39 -0400
There will be two trips this month:

*Sat., Sept. 6:  Wakulla Springs State Park*
Prior to the annual Swift Night Out, which occurs at 7:30 pm at the Lodge,
we will take a walk around the property. Meet at 5:30 pm at the Wakulla
Lodge parking lot. No need to confirm; just show up.

*Sat., Sept. 13:*  *Lanark Reef Canoe/Kayak Trip*
Since nesting season is over, we will attempt this trip once more. Meet at
8 am at the Publix parking lot at the intersection of Capital Circle and
Crawfordville Road (61) or directly at the boat launch at Lanark Village at
9 am. Please email me at thekingsom AT gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Helen Jelks King
Apalachee Audubon

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Subject: Bob Sargent update
From: "Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:38:43 +0000 (UTC)
I'm re-posting this message from Lanny Chambers on the HumNet email listserv. 
Bob and Martha Sargent are the 

co-founders of the Hummer/Bird Study Group. 


Subject: Bob Sargent 
Date: Thu Aug 28 2014 10:30 am 
From: lanny AT hummingbirds.net 

Friends, 
As some of you may already know, Bob Sargent recently suffered complications 
from a previous heart surgery. In addition, an infection has resulted in loss 
of vision in both of his eyes. I just spoke with Martha, and Bob is at home 
now, in hospice care. He's feeling pretty lonely, and would very much 
appreciate hearing from his hummingbird-crazy friends. Please join me in 
sending a card or note for Martha to read to Bob. Here's the address: 


Bob Sargent 
7570 Mack Hicks Road 
Trussville AL 35173 
Thanks, 
Lanny 

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Fran Rutkovsky 
Tallahassee, FL 
franrutkovsky AT comcast.net 
Subject: 1st year Lark Sparrow in Jefferson County
From: "mark.kiser AT myfwc.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Aug 2014 07:55:36 -0700
Selena located an unusual sparrow on our lawn this morning. We managed to get a 
few looks at it from inside the house before it flew off. We've concluded it 
was a 1st year Lark Sparrow. It had already lost the heavy streaking of its 
juvenile stage shown in Sibley but it had not quite attained the full, bold 
head pattern shown for 1st winter birds. It had acquired the small white 
auricular patch and the bold white malar stripe shown in the immature stage in 
the Smithsonian guide (best photo match). Its bold white-cornered tail markings 
were evident when it flew. 

  
 Keep your eyes open, you never know what the day will bring!
  
 Happy trails,
  
 Mark and Selena Kiser
 Monticello, FL
Subject: Baird's sandpiper (and pectoral? sp) at Tram Rd, Leon Co.
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:57:06 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all, 
Thanks to Elliot for the posting and directions.  
I went to the Tram Rd waste water recycling holding ponds (aka the Southeast 
Farm) which is 2.3 miles Southeast from Capital Circle on Tram Rd. 

  
I found the Baird's sandpiper in the northwest holding pond (the other ponds 
all have water in them now) today ~11 am 

This juvenile looked just like the picture that Andy/Elliot posted.  
Short, straight, black bill; dark and scaly looking on the back; light buffy 
colored head; light buffy streaks on breast; wings longer than tail; black 
legs. 

A few minutes later, another juv. Baird's joined it.  Looked identical and 
foraged companionably with the first. 

  
Then another sandpiper came in.  It was a little larger and bulkier looking, 
with yellowish legs and pale buffy streaked breast with sharp demarcation 
between breast and white belly.  Its bill looked straight to me, but otherwise 
it fit the picture of a Pectoral sp.  Its wings did not project beyond the 
tail. 

It did not get along so well with the Baird's, and began to bully a smaller 
sandpiper that just came in:  this one was smaller than the Baird's and looked 
a lot like the Pectoral sp.--and had yellowish legs  Of course it was a Least 
sp. 

  
Using a scope, I could tell the difference in size between the various birds, 
but using binoculars, they all seemed about the same size--partly because they 
were all pretty far away, but also because there is just not that much 
difference in size.  That is what makes shorebirds so challenging for me (and 
probably for a lot of folks). 

But then later in the migration they will all be in basic plumage--and they 
will all be the same colors as well.  Don't we look forward to that?   

Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: Re: Baird's Sandpiper, Leon County
From: "Robert bbpictures AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:44:46 -0400
Subject bird was seen today around noon. Elliot, thanks for sharing the 
sighting with nflbirds. 


Keep birding,
Robert Bowman


Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 25, 2014, at 1:09 PM, "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com 
[nflbirds]"  wrote: 

> 
> Hi All,
> 
> Andy Wraithmell found a Baird's Sandpiper on his lunch break today. I just 
returned from seeing it. It is a gorgeous juvenile. The bird was on the 
northern most east-west oriented pond at the Tram Road Holding Ponds on the 
Southeast Farm in SE Tallahassee. As far as we can tell, this is the first of 
the species in Leon County since 2002-ish. 

> 
> Andy's eBird Checklist where he'll eventually add photos:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19569382
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Elliot Schunke
> Tallahassee
> 
Subject: St George Island State Park. Cerulean Warbler, etc
From: "'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:27:46 +0000
Today at SGISP there was a strong NE wind until 11:30 preceeded by rain (3.3 
inches) and strong winds yesterday PM. The following birds were all found in 
the Oak Hammock west of the restroom building and they left when the wind 
decreased and shifted to the east. 




Warblers:



Blue-winged            1

N. Parula                2

Yellow                    1

Yellow-throated       2

Pine                        6

Prairie                    4

Cerulean                1 (adult male)

Black and White      2

American Redstart  1

Hooded                  2 (male/female)



Also present were Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Kingbird and Summer Tanager. No 
vireos found. 




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee
Subject: Baird's Sandpiper, Leon County
From: "Elliot Schunke ewschunke AT hotmail.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:09:17 -0400
Hi All,

Andy Wraithmell found a Baird's Sandpiper on his lunch break today.  I just
returned from seeing it.  It is a gorgeous juvenile.  The bird was on the
northern most east-west oriented pond at the Tram Road Holding Ponds on the
Southeast Farm in SE Tallahassee.  As far as we can tell, this is the first
of the species in Leon County since 2002-ish.

Andy's eBird Checklist where he'll eventually add photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19569382


Thanks,
Elliot Schunke
Tallahassee
Subject: Re: Western Tanager in NW FL
From: "'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:13:35 -0500
Western Tanagers are not unheard of in the East, and also not in August. In 
fact, many western birds are very early migrants, such as Lark Sparrows, 
various hummers, Olive-sided Flycatchers, and much more. I was just in SE AZ on 
the border and we saw dozens and dozens of Hermit Warblers. And while it is a 
good time for eastern empids, it’s entirely possible that one of the western 
species might sneak over. 


Good birding,

Jim
Galveston, TX

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:10 PM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com ; albirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [nflbirds] Western Tanager in NW FL

  

Hi all,


 While looking for an Olive-sided Flycatcher in my neighborhood in Gulf Breeze 
this afternoon, I got great looks at an adult male WESTERN TANAGER in almost 
complete alternate plumage. The bird was perched at eye level in a shrub at the 
end of the Gulf Breeze Peninsula and allowed an excellent leisurely look. What 
a surprise, for it was a migrant-less day overall and the only passerine I 
encountered on my walk! The last two weeks in August are the best time to look 
for Olive-sided here in Gulf Breeze. No Olive-sided today, but I’ll settle 
for the tanager. 



Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Western Tanager in NW FL
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:10:27 -0500
Hi all,

 

               While looking for an Olive-sided Flycatcher in my
neighborhood in Gulf Breeze this afternoon, I got great looks at an adult
male WESTERN TANAGER in almost complete alternate plumage. The bird was
perched at eye level in a shrub at the end of the Gulf Breeze Peninsula and
allowed an excellent leisurely look. What a surprise, for it was a
migrant-less day overall and the only passerine I encountered on my walk!
The last two weeks in August are the best time to look for Olive-sided here
in Gulf Breeze. No  Olive-sided today, but I'll settle for the tanager.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Western Tanager in NW FL
From: "'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" <albirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:10:27 -0500
Hi all,

 

               While looking for an Olive-sided Flycatcher in my
neighborhood in Gulf Breeze this afternoon, I got great looks at an adult
male WESTERN TANAGER in almost complete alternate plumage. The bird was
perched at eye level in a shrub at the end of the Gulf Breeze Peninsula and
allowed an excellent leisurely look. What a surprise, for it was a
migrant-less day overall and the only passerine I encountered on my walk!
The last two weeks in August are the best time to look for Olive-sided here
in Gulf Breeze. No  Olive-sided today, but I'll settle for the tanager.

 

Bob Duncan

Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle
Subject: Dickcissel/Dog Island
From: "John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:28:54 -0500 (CDT)
This morning I found a somewhat early migrant Dickcissel on Dog Island. It 
appeared to be a female/immature-type...faint yellow wash on breast; rusty 
shoulder patch; grayish-brown crown & auriculars. 


John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL



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