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13 Dec St. Marks NWR-Saturday ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
12 Dec St Marks NWR- Friday Morning ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
07 Dec St Marks NWR-Saturday ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
06 Dec Anna Hummingbird in Pensacola ["whitfieldlinda292 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
6 Dec Fall reports for FFN ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
5 Dec RE: Lake Killarney Limpkins in Tallahassee ["'Jim Stevenson ' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
5 Dec Lake Killarney Limpkins in Tallahassee ["Edwwjr AT aol.com [nflbirds]" ]
1 Dec St Marks NWR on Monday--W. Kingbird still there ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
1 Dec St Marks NWR today. Western Kingbird, Imm male Vermilion Flycatcher and Saltmarsh Sparrow ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
26 Nov Re: Bald Pt flycatchers ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
26 Nov Bald Pt flycatchers ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
23 Nov Apalachee Audubon Nov. 30 bird trip ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
22 Nov ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD - PENSACOLA! ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
20 Nov Correction on Ross's Goose Location ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
20 Nov Ross's Goose at ST Marks National Wildlife researve ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
17 Nov Wings Over Florida Field Trip to St. Marks, 11/18 ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
16 Nov Re: Pine Siskin flock at Goose Pond Lane wetlands 2016-2098 Potts Road ["Patricia Hefner patriciahefner813 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
16 Nov Pine Siskin flock at Goose Pond Lane wetlands 2016-2098 Potts Road ["Robert Lengacher rlengach AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
16 Nov St. Marks NWR- Saturday ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
13 Nov Apalchee Audubon Newsletter, Nov-Dec. 2014 ["Fran Rutkovsky franrutkovsky AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
12 Nov St Marks NWR -Wednesday Morning ["'Don Morrow' don.morrow AT tpl.org [nflbirds]" ]
11 Nov St. George Is. State Park Management Plan Update - Public meeting ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
9 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["'Duncan, Scot' sduncan AT bsc.edu [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["Christopher Joseph Hutchens chrishutch_99 AT yahoo.com [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["lgardellabirds AT charter.net [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["Christopher Joseph Hutchens chrishutch_99 AT yahoo.com [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Re: Good movement overnight birds ["Arthur Kirkindall Luranz AT att.net [albirds]" ]
8 Nov Good movement overnight birds ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [nflbirds]" ]
8 Nov Good movement overnight birds ["'Lucy & Bob Duncan' town_point AT bellsouth.net [albirds]" ]
7 Nov G-B ani/Bald Pt SP ["John Murphy southmoonunder AT mchsi.com [nflbirds]" ]
06 Nov Tree swallows ["jwerick61 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
4 Nov sparrows ["tracee11 AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
3 Nov RE: Limpkins ["'Candy and Michael Hill' mchill7 AT embarqmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
3 Nov Limpkins ["John Erickson jwerick AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
2 Nov Re: Ash-throated Flycatcher. St George Island State Park, Youth Camp ["'Jim Stevenson' galornsoc AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" ]
3 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher. St George Island State Park, Youth Camp ["'Cavanagh, Jim' jim.cavanagh AT med.fsu.edu [nflbirds]" ]
2 Nov Upcoming Apalachee Audubon trips ["Helen King thekingsom AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
2 Nov Baltimore Oriole Red Color Variation & Streak Continues ["Glenda Simmons glendajoyce6009 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
30 Oct Hummer ["'Janeen Engleman Langley' jelangley AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
29 Oct Re: American White Pelican Migration ["'Cheryl Dumelow' taxchik AT gmail.com [nflbirds]" ]
29 Oct American White Pelican Migration ["Roger Shepherd r.shep77 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
28 Oct a pair of Vermilion Flycatchers ["Harry Hooper sn_egret AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" ]
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]" ]

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

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

 
Good birding.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

 Linda Whitfield
 Grand Ridge, Fl

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

I am currently accepting reports of significant fall (1 August - 30 November ) 
sightings from the Big Bend (Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Leon & 
Jefferson counties) for possible publication in FLORIDA FIELD NATURALIST & 
NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. Please use the following format, listing observations in 
phylogenetic order: 


Species 
Number of individuals 
Location 
Date 
Observer(s) 

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


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

Thanks very much. 

John Murphy 
Alligator Pt, FL 



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

 

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

 

  

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

Ed Woodruff
Tallahassee


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


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

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

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




Jim Cavanagh

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

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


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


John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL


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

Regards,
Helen Jelks King

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

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

 

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

 

Address:

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

 

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

 

Lucy Duncan

Gulf Breeze, FL (just s. of Pensacola)

 

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




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee

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

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




Jim Cavanagh

Tallahassee

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

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


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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Good Birding.
 
 


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

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






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








Included in this issue: 




President’s Message 

Officers & Directors 

115 th Christmas Bird Count 

Climate Myths 

Audubon Adventures 

In The Yard 

YardMap 

Hummer Update 

Swift Night Out 2014 

Early AAS History 

Wakulla Springs Notes 

Wildflowers 

Breeding Bird Atlas 

Mission San Luis 

Holiday Decorating 

Native Nurseries Holiday 

Books for Your Enjoyment 

St. Marks Monarch Garden 

2015 Wildlife-Friendly Tour 

Field Trips & Activities 




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


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

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

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

 
Good birding.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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


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


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


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

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

Thanks very much.

John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL



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

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



Scot


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

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



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

Melissa Kirkindall
Madison, Alabama


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




Hi all,

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


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


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


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


Bob & Lucy Duncan
Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle



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


Sent from my iPhone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Larry Gardella
Montgomery

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

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

Sent from my iPhone

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

> wrote:

 

 

 

Lucy and Bob, 

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

Melissa Kirkindall 

Madison, Alabama 


 

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

> wrote:


   Hi all,

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

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

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

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

Bob & Lucy Duncan
Gulf Breeze in the w. Panhandle


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

Chris

Sent from my iPhone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melissa Kirkindall
Madison, Alabama


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

 


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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bob & Lucy Duncan

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bob & Lucy Duncan

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


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

John Murphy
Alligator Pt, FL


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Subject: Tree swallows
From: "jwerick61 AT yahoo.com [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Nov 2014 07:01:05 -0800

 No lack of birds at Box R this morning. Over 9,000 tree swallows. The most I 
have ever seen. Pics on my Flickr dont show the whole range of birds but if you 
zoom in you can see what part of the sky looked like. 

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Subject: sparrows
From: "tracee11 AT earthlink.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:31:41 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Only a couple of customers have reported Chipping Sparrows so far, but I just 
saw a White-throated Sparrow scratching around under my feeder. 

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

 

Michael Hill

FWC Fishery biologist (Retired)

 

  _____  

From: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of John Erickson jwerick AT gmail.com [nflbirds]
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2014 11:35 AM
To: nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nflbirds] Limpkins

 

  

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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




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




Jim Cavanagh

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

     We have several good trips planned:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glenda SimmonsEastside Tallahassee

http://glendasimmonsphotography.com/p772755745


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

 

Janeen Langley

Northeast Tallahassee

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

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


    

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

  Roger Shepherd
  Tallahassee



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

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

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


Harry Hooper
Tallahassee, Florida
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

From: mailto:nflbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
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

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: "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)

Larry Gridley
Albany, Georgia


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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)