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24 May Re: Not all waxwings are C-E-D-Ws [John Bates ]
24 May Not all waxwings are C-E-D-Ws [John Bates ]
24 May Re: Barnes Park This morning [John Bates ]
24 May Red Crossbill [Nancy ]
23 May Barnes Park This morning [Cameron Carver ]
23 May Recent Photos. [Terry Mitchell ]
23 May Re: Red Crossbills [Nancy ]
23 May Re: Red Crossbills [Linda Adams ]
23 May Probable Nelson's Sparrow Barnes Park [Cameron Carver ]
23 May Empis and Turnstone [Bill Carrell ]
23 May Red Crossbills [Nancy ]
22 May dead Ruby Throat [Mark Cromwell ]
22 May Re: Red Crossbills [Jonah Padberg ]
22 May Re: Red Crossbills [Nancy ]
22 May Cimarron Co bird list? [Don Gettinger ]
22 May Re: Red Crossbills [Jonah Padberg ]
22 May Red Crossbills [Nancy ]
22 May Re: sparrow [John Shackford ]
22 May sparrow [Sue Selman ]
21 May hummer ant guards ["bill ." ]
21 May Stillwater - Canada and Mourning Warblers, Yellow-bellied and Willow Flycatchers [Scott Loss ]
21 May Stillwater, a miss but two hits. [John Polo ]
21 May Red Crossbill [Nancy ]
20 May Re: Red Crossbill [Chad Ellis ]
20 May Re: Pair Red Crissbill [Foundation Subscriber ]
20 May Red Crossbill [Nancy ]
20 May Pair Red Crissbill [Nancy ]
20 May Wednesday Mornning [Bill Carrell ]
19 May Red Slough Bird Survey - May 19 [David Arbour ]
19 May Bird id [Steve Harrison ]
19 May Re: Hackberry Flat [rgunn1 ]
19 May Re: Hackberry Flat [Hollis Price ]
19 May Hackberry Flat [Matthew Jung ]
19 May Black-headed Canada Goose? [Bill Adams ]
19 May Re: Weekend Report [Patricia Seibert ]
19 May Stillwater - Canada, Mourning, and Blackburnian Warblers [Scott Loss ]
19 May Re: Weekend Report [Foundation Subscriber ]
19 May Weekend Report [Bill Carrell ]
19 May Bird Song ["Nola D." ]
18 May Bird id [Patty Harrison ]
18 May OCAS Meeting Tonight [William Diffin ]
18 May Re: Yard birds/need info [Foundation Subscriber ]
18 May new birds [Sue Selman ]
18 May Re: Stillwater Least Terns [Timothy O'Connell ]
18 May Y-B-F-L or L-E-F-L [John Bates ]
17 May Yard birds/need info [Patty Harrison ]
17 May Stillwater Least Terns [Scott Loss ]
17 May Zoo Lake Park [Cameron Carver ]
17 May Re: Bartlesville Area on 5-17-2015 [Mary Peterson ]
17 May FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 16, 2015 [Jimmy Woodard ]
17 May Spavinaw Lake--Tag Hollow [Laura Stanfill ]
17 May Re: Bartlesville Area on 5-17-2015 [Joe Hawkins ]
17 May Bartlesville Area on 5-17-2015 [Mary Peterson ]
17 May Re: Least terns [Brian Becker ]
17 May Good bird on Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
17 May Lazuli Bunting/Choctaw [Jimmy Woodard ]
17 May Least terns ["Humphrey, Todd" ]
17 May L Hefner Saturday [William Diffin ]
16 May JohnPolo [Terry Mitchell ]
16 May Ten Mile Flats [Cameron Carver ]
16 May Lazuli Bunting - Choctaw [John Ault ]
16 May Re: Painted Buntings [Susan Prescott ]
16 May Siskin [BOB NANCY LAVAL ]
16 May Joe Barnes Park/MWC/skulking warblers [Jimmy Woodard ]
16 May Hackberry Flat Survey 5-15-2015 [ML2x ]
15 May Albino Blue-winged Teal [Cameron Carver ]
15 May Painted Buntings [Warren Williams ]
15 May Lake Hefner today [Sharon Henthorn ]
15 May Choctaw Lazuli Buntings [William Diffin ]
15 May South Sentinel, Lake Thunderbird [Will Foster ]
15 May Re: Nickel Preserve Spring Count today [Mia Revels ]
15 May Re: OKBIRDS Digest - 14 May 2015 (#2015-183) ["Nola D." ]
14 May Red Slough Bird Survey - May 14 [David Arbour ]
15 May Re: Nickel Preserve Spring Count today [john bates ]
14 May Black Mesa [John Sterling ]
14 May Re: Nickel Preserve Spring Count today [john polo ]

Subject: Re: Not all waxwings are C-E-D-Ws
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 13:47:56 -0500
I made an mp3 to test yourself. Contact me and I shall send it to you.
Subject: Not all waxwings are C-E-D-Ws
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 13:17:13 -0500
Listen for the continuous trill of one second. This is a Bohemian. C-E-D-Ws 
make a three-tenths of a second trill and occasionally a half second trill, but 
this one is rather faint. I practice identification by opening multiple windows 
to the Cedar's sound and one to the Bohemian sound, then playing them 
simultaneously. They often fly in mixed flocks. 

Subject: Re: Barnes Park This morning
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 13:03:40 -0500
I see them every year. I have for the past fifteen years.
Subject: Red Crossbill
From: Nancy <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 11:38:55 -0500
The Red Crossbills are still visiting my feeder. 
My internet service is down. If you would like to see the Birds you may phone 
or text me 

405.323.1540
Nancy

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Barnes Park This morning
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 22:21:36 -0500
Greetings,

Heather Shaffery and I had an excellent morning at Joe B. Barnes Park this 
morning. The highlight was definitely the Nelson's Sparrow that posed for 
digibin photos - posted to the OOS Facebook Page. I am not sure how often they 
are recorded in Oklahoma, but they are extremely rare in inland Texas (my 
previous normal haunts). 


Two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers in the same tree were also a highlight.

There was not much else to report other than a possible female Bullock's 
Oriole. I only viewed it briefly, but it looked good. However, the view was not 
great enough to call it. 


Cameron Carver

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Recent Photos.
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 21:05:53 -0500
Here’s a link to some recent photos if you care to look including-Eastern and 
Western Kingbird, Scissortail, Nighthawk, Red –shouldered Hawk, Gray-cheeked 
Thrush, Comon Yellow-throat, Alder Flycatcher, and Dickcissel. I also saw one 
lingering Bobolink at the Bixby Sod farms this evening. Terry. 



http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstrom/recent_photos&page=all

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Subject: Re: Red Crossbills
From: Nancy <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 15:13:31 -0500
You are very welcome. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 23, 2015, at 1:00 PM, Linda Adams  wrote:
> 
> Bill and I got to see the Crossbillsthis morning.  Thanks so much, Nancy,
> for inviting everyone into your home to see these.
> 
> Linda Adams
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nancy
> Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:08 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Red Crossbills
> 
> The RC are at the feeders this morning. 
> 
> Nancy
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills
From: Linda Adams <lindafay AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 13:00:32 -0500
Bill and I got to see the Crossbills this morning.  Thanks so much, Nancy,
for inviting everyone into your home to see these.

Linda Adams


-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nancy
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:08 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Red Crossbills

The RC are at the feeders this morning. 

Nancy

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Probable Nelson's Sparrow Barnes Park
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 12:17:36 -0500
Greetings,

Heather Shaffery and I found and digibinned a probable Nelson's Sparrow at Joe 
B Barnes park minutes ago. 


Exact location of flush was 35.46175 x -97.37763
It then flew along sedged creek before flying to nearest wooded clump along 
golf course fence. It remained there when we left. 


Cameron Carver

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Empis and Turnstone
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 09:08:39 -0500
Hello All,

Empidonax flycatchers were the bird of the day around Tulsa Friday. Several
Alder Flycatchers were seen/heard in the Oxley North Woods, along with a
couple of Least. At Woodward Park, a Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher was seen and
heard, along with several Least and one silent "Traills" type. The Midland
Valley trail at 21st also produced a Yellow-Bellied (heard).

In the evening, saw  a Ruddy Turnstone at the Bixby sod farms near 151st &
Garnett.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Red Crossbills
From: Nancy <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 07:08:21 -0500
The RC are at the feeders this morning. 

Nancy

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: dead Ruby Throat
From: Mark Cromwell <mark.cromwell01 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 20:42:05 -0500
Found a dead male Ruby Throat on our driveway today south of Stillwater. No
sign of trauma or damage. Any ideas?

Mark Cromwell
Perkins
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills
From: Jonah Padberg <jonah.padberg AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 18:35:40 -0500
Great, See you then!

--Jonah
Sent from my iPhone

> On May 22, 2015, at 5:29 PM, Nancy  wrote:
> 
> Yes!  7:30 is fine
> I was hoping you would get to see them. 
> Nancy
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On May 22, 2015, at 4:57 PM, Jonah Padberg  wrote:
>> 
>> Would it be okay for me to come again tomorrow morning around 7:30?
>> 
>> --Jonah
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On May 22, 2015, at 2:24 PM, Nancy  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Yes, the Red Crossbills are still here. They are coming to the feeders very 
early in the mornings from 7:00am to 9:00 am and might come back around 10am. 
They do not come to the feeders in the afternoon or evening. 

>>> Call or email me for directions. Several roads have water damage coming 
from downtown Norman--I will update you on the roads. 

>>> 405-323-1540
>>> Nreed1717 AT aol.com
>>> Nancy Reed
>>> NE Norman 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills
From: Nancy <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 17:29:44 -0500
Yes!  7:30 is fine
I was hoping you would get to see them. 
Nancy

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 22, 2015, at 4:57 PM, Jonah Padberg  wrote:
> 
> Would it be okay for me to come again tomorrow morning around 7:30?
> 
> --Jonah
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On May 22, 2015, at 2:24 PM, Nancy  wrote:
>> 
>> Yes, the Red Crossbills are still here. They are coming to the feeders very 
early in the mornings from 7:00am to 9:00 am and might come back around 10am. 
They do not come to the feeders in the afternoon or evening. 

>> Call or email me for directions. Several roads have water damage coming from 
downtown Norman--I will update you on the roads. 

>> 405-323-1540
>> Nreed1717 AT aol.com
>> Nancy Reed
>> NE Norman 
>> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Cimarron Co bird list?
From: Don Gettinger <donaldgettinger AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 16:52:20 -0500
I just joined the list. Doc Sutton was one of my early mentors in biology. Does 
anyone have a list of Cimarron County birds? There was one ("Panhandle Bird 
list"??) on this server, but no longer seems to be available. Can someone send 
it to me? 

Thanks,
Don Gettinger
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills
From: Jonah Padberg <jonah.padberg AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 16:57:54 -0500
Would it be okay for me to come again tomorrow morning around 7:30?

--Jonah
Sent from my iPhone

> On May 22, 2015, at 2:24 PM, Nancy  wrote:
> 
> Yes, the Red Crossbills are still here. They are coming to the feeders very 
early in the mornings from 7:00am to 9:00 am and might come back around 10am. 
They do not come to the feeders in the afternoon or evening. 

> Call or email me for directions. Several roads have water damage coming from 
downtown Norman--I will update you on the roads. 

> 405-323-1540
> Nreed1717 AT aol.com
> Nancy Reed
> NE Norman 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Red Crossbills
From: Nancy <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 14:24:06 -0500
Yes, the Red Crossbills are still here. They are coming to the feeders very 
early in the mornings from 7:00am to 9:00 am and might come back around 10am. 
They do not come to the feeders in the afternoon or evening. 

Call or email me for directions. Several roads have water damage coming from 
downtown Norman--I will update you on the roads. 

405-323-1540
Nreed1717 AT aol.com
Nancy Reed
NE Norman 
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: sparrow
From: John Shackford <johnshackford AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 10:26:41 -0500
Hi Sue,

The closest Clay-coloreds nest to Oklahoma is Montana and South Dakota, so
there is not much chance of their nesting in Oklahoma.  But we do need to
remember that birds don't read the bird books, so weird things do happen.

All the best,

John Shackford
Edmond

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 9:25 AM, Sue Selman 
wrote:

> I have seen a Clay-colored Sparrow twice recently and am wondering if
> there is even a possibility that they
> might stay and nest here in NW Oklahoma.
>
> Sue Selman
> Harper County
> Oklahoma
Subject: sparrow
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 09:25:28 -0500
I have seen a Clay-colored Sparrow twice recently and am wondering if there is 
even a possibility that they 

might stay and nest here in NW Oklahoma.

Sue Selman
Harper County
Oklahoma
Subject: hummer ant guards
From: "bill ." <tvulture AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:22:25 -0500
I went looking for an ant moat for my hummer feeder but they only had the perky 
pet ant guard. Apparently this uses chemicals. Has anyone used it, and if so is 
it safe for the birds? Does it work? Many thanks! 

peace
-bill
enid ok

from my windows phone
Subject: Stillwater - Canada and Mourning Warblers, Yellow-bellied and Willow Flycatchers
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:40:05 -0500
The tail end of migration has been very interesting in the Stillwater area.
Last night, Sara and I heard two Willow Flycatchers counter-singing on the
west side of Boomer Lake near the south footbridge.

Black Terns have also been around, with several seen at Meridian Tech Ponds
yesterday evening, and I also saw two flying low over our house this
morning (our 160th yard bird).

Today, John Polo, Eric Duell, and I relocated the Canada Warbler at Babcock
Park and also saw a Mourning Warbler and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher here.
The singing Wood Thrush remains as well (in the same place since May 1st).
Finally, we saw a single Least Tern at the Meridian Tech Ponds.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Stillwater, a miss but two hits.
From: John Polo <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:24:56 -0500
Birders,
I went out to the Meridian ponds to find shorebirds. While walking toward the 
isthmus between the 2 ponds, i flushed a sparrow in grass that had 2 inches of 
water. I contacted Scott Loss, because he had told me about Nelson's Sparrows 
really digging flooded grasslands. He had run into Tim O'Connell at the same 
time i texted and they both decided to come out and have a look at what i had 
flushed. When they arrived, we found the bird and flushed it. This time it flew 
off, instead of just flying a few dozen feet and dropping back down. I never 
got a look at more than the back of the bird and couldn't tell a Swamp Sparrow 
from a Field Sparrow with that kind of view. Tim and Scott both think it was 
something other than a Nelson's Sparrow. There were a few kinds of Sandpipers, 
and a Least Tern flew right over the heads of our group. 


Eric Duell showed up as we were about to head back. He had been at Babcock Park 
and recorded a song he was not sure about. Scott and i followed Eric back to 
Babcock and found a Mourning Warbler. Then we headed west and as we crossed the 
ravine, an empid with a yellow breast was perched on a branch. It flew a couple 
of feet back and moved around and after a few minutes and a few different 
views, figured it for a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. 


Still at Babcock, the Wood Thrush remains in the small grove next to the small 
pond on the west end. Scott first reported that bird on 1 May. We were just 
standing there listening and Scott heard the Canada Warbler again. It was 
across the pond. We walked around to get closer. After some pishing, we could 
hear it very clearly, only a few feet away, down in the shrubs. Finally, it 
came into view and Eric and i got very good looks at the bird. 


good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: Red Crossbill
From: Nancy <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 08:15:41 -0500
The Red Crossbills are at the feeders this morning. 
Nancy Reed

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Red Crossbill
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 20:14:17 -0500
Thank you so much for letting me come out and see them this evening.

Chad Ellis
OKC

> On May 20, 2015, at 10:33 AM, Nancy  wrote:
> 
> There are 3. One male. Two female 
> Nancy Reed
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Pair Red Crissbill
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 21:04:00 -0400
Boy I wish I was in town. Back Monday and I'll call to see if they are still 
around . Hal Yocum 



Sent from my iPhone

> On May 20, 2015, at 10:42 AM, Nancy  wrote:
> 
> I have a pair of Red Crossbills eating at my feeder. Anyone wanting to come 
see, give me a call. Many of you know where I live, so come on. 

> Nancy Reed
> 405-323-1540
> Norman
> Nreed1717 AT aol.com
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Red Crossbill
From: Nancy <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 10:33:14 -0500
There are 3. One male. Two female 
Nancy Reed
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Pair Red Crissbill
From: Nancy <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 09:42:39 -0500
I have a pair of Red Crossbills eating at my feeder. Anyone wanting to come 
see, give me a call. Many of you know where I live, so come on. 

Nancy Reed
405-323-1540
Norman
Nreed1717 AT aol.com

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Wednesday Mornning
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 09:27:35 -0500
Hello All,

This morning at Lake Yahola, 75 Black terns, one Least Tern, two Caspian
Terns and two Williets. At 56th st N, five Whimbrels.

Good BIrding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 19
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 21:50:53 -0500
It was overcast and foggy turning partly cloudy and windy on the survey
today.  64 species were found.  Looks like migration is about over.  I
pulled up to the SE corner of Otter Lake where there is a duck nest box and
noticed a female Wood Duck with a bunch of newly hatched young in the water
below the box.  She went quickly swimming off into some emergent vegetation
calling alarmingly with her young following behind her.  I studied her young
and noticed there were 10 Wood Duck ducklings and 6 Hooded Merganser
ducklings.  This is the first time I have observed a mixed brood even though
we have seen mixed clutches of eggs in the nest boxes.  The Hooded Merganser
eggs and their young are a little larger than the Wood Duck's and the young
are very different looking.  It suddenly dawn on me that I had interrupted
her and there may still be young in the box.  I quickly checked and sure
enough there were two Wood Duck ducklings still in the box.  I scooped them
up and placed them in the water where they took off after the mother into
the vegetation as she was still close and calling.  Here is my list for
today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2 (Terry Stuart saw an additional 4 over on
the west side.)

Wood Duck - 16 

Hooded Merganser - 4

Pied-billed Grebe - 8

Neotropic Cormorant - 5 

Double-crested Cormorant - 2

Anhinga - 34

Least Bittern - 8

Great Blue Heron - 6

Great Egret - 6

Snowy Egret - 1

Cattle Egret - 11

Green Heron - 1

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 1

White Ibis - 19

Turkey Vulture - 5

Osprey - 1

Mississippi Kite - 1

Purple Gallinule - 16

Common Gallinule - 19

American Coot - 6

Killdeer - 1

Spotted Sandpiper - 1

Least Tern - 1

Mourning Dove - 15

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 5

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Acadian Flycatcher - 2

Alder Flycatcher - 1

Willow Flycatcher - 3

Great Crested Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 5

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 2

White-eyed Vireo - 3

Bell's Vireo - 2

Red-eyed Vireo - 3

American Crow - 1

Fish Crow - 5

Tree Swallow - 16

Cliff Swallow - 2

Barn Swallow - 2

Carolina Chickadee - 3

Tufted Titmouse - 2

Carolina Wren - 8

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2

Eastern Bluebird - 2

Northern Mockingbird - 2

Yellow-throated Warbler - 1

Pine Warbler - 1

Prothonotary Warbler - 3

Kentucky Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 8

Yellow-breasted Chat - 6

Northern Cardinal - 13

Blue Grosbeak - 1

Indigo Bunting - 7

Painted Bunting - 2

Dickcissel - 4

Red-winged Blackbird - 19

Common Grackle - 8

Brown-headed Cowbird - 1

Orchard Oriole - 2

 

 

Odonates:

 

Fragile Forktail

Lilypad Forktail

Orange Bluet

Common Green Darner

Baskettail species

Prince Baskettail

Halloween Pennant

Calico Pennant

Stillwater Clubtail

Eastern Pondhawk

Great-blue Skimmer

Eastern Amberwing

Blue Dasher

Variegated Meadowhawk

Spot-winged Glider

Black Saddlebags

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Softshell turtle species

Western Chicken Turtle

Southern Black Racer

Watersnake species

Broad-headed skink

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

Green Treefrog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Southern Leopard Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 
Subject: Bird id
From: Steve Harrison <stevepattyharrison AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 21:45:34 -0500
Thanks to all who listened to my bird recording. Several of you mentioned 
Carolina wren. Maybe I was hearing it at a distance such that I could not 
discern its individual syllables. A couple of you also mentioned a tufted 
titmouse, too. No one seemed completely set on one bird, but no one mentioned a 
bird with which I am not familiar. At least I did not miss a 'lifer'. 


Patty Harrison
McAlester OK

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Subject: Re: Hackberry Flat
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 17:51:20 -0500
It may be too deep for the herons. Down on Jenkins the water is 1-2 feet 
deep in Potts' hay fields and there are lots of ducks mostly  blue-wings 
but no herons ....

D.


n 5/19/2015 5:25 PM, Matthew Jung wrote:
> Drove to SW Okla. yesterday and found water at Hackberry Flat, not
> just in the nearly full reservoir but in all the ditches and canals
> and even in a few fields!  Spent 5 hours just driving around slowly
> and stopped often just to listen.
>
> Best birds: 1 Bullocks Oriole;  5 Wilson's Phalaropes (all females);
> 3 Grasshopper Sparrows, all singing.  Dickcissals were calling
> everywhere, saw 5 Common Nighthawks and heard many more.
>
> Not a single egret or heron.  The Great Horned Owl was in the usual spot.
>
> Matt Jung, OKC
>
Subject: Re: Hackberry Flat
From: Hollis Price <hollis AT PRICESRUS.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 17:26:31 -0500
This is great news.

Sent from my iPad

> On May 19, 2015, at 5:25 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:
>
> Drove to SW Okla. yesterday and found water at Hackberry Flat, not
> just in the nearly full reservoir but in all the ditches and canals
> and even in a few fields!  Spent 5 hours just driving around slowly
> and stopped often just to listen.
>
> Best birds: 1 Bullocks Oriole;  5 Wilson's Phalaropes (all females);
> 3 Grasshopper Sparrows, all singing.  Dickcissals were calling
> everywhere, saw 5 Common Nighthawks and heard many more.
>
> Not a single egret or heron.  The Great Horned Owl was in the usual spot.
>
> Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Hackberry Flat
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 17:25:03 -0500
Drove to SW Okla. yesterday and found water at Hackberry Flat, not
just in the nearly full reservoir but in all the ditches and canals
and even in a few fields!  Spent 5 hours just driving around slowly
and stopped often just to listen.

Best birds: 1 Bullocks Oriole;  5 Wilson's Phalaropes (all females);
3 Grasshopper Sparrows, all singing.  Dickcissals were calling
everywhere, saw 5 Common Nighthawks and heard many more.

Not a single egret or heron.  The Great Horned Owl was in the usual spot.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Black-headed Canada Goose?
From: Bill Adams <ba1980 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 17:03:18 +0000
Is this just a black-headed Canada Goose or something else?  My cousin found 
while working at Waurika Lake. 


http://www.southernokphotography.com/p270719567/h46f215dd#h46f215dd



Bill AdamsDuncan, OK
Subject: Re: Weekend Report
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 10:24:37 -0500
Hal, Woodward Park is in central Tulsa, at E. 21st. St. & S. Peoria

Patricia Seibert
Tulsa, OK

> On May 19, 2015, at 9:30 AM, Foundation Subscriber  wrote:
> 
> Bill , just where is the woodland park that you are speaking of? Hal Yocum 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On May 19, 2015, at 10:22 AM, Bill Carrell 
 wrote: 

>> 
>> Hello All,
>> 
>> Just a few odds and ends from the weekend: A Mourning Warbler was seen both 
Saturday and Sunday at Woodward Park. At Rentie's Grove on Sunday, finally saw 
a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. Saw another one on the Midland Valley trail at 21st, 
along with American Redstart, Chestnut-Sided and Wilson's Warblers, and a late 
White-Throated Sparrow. 

>> 
>> Good Birding,
>> 
>> Bill Carrell
>> Tulsa, OK
Subject: Stillwater - Canada, Mourning, and Blackburnian Warblers
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 09:50:01 -0500
Although somewhat few and far between, there were some excellent late
migrant songbirds around Stillwater this morning. The highlight was a
singing male CANADA WARBLER at Babcock Park. I first heard the bird and was
able to see it clearly after some mild bushwhacking on the north side of
the pond near where the Wood Thrush has been (this is west about 300 yards
from the last parking lot).

At Couch Park, I managed to stumble on a small wave of warblers near the
restrooms (area of park south of 12th St.) that included BLACKBURNIAN
WARBLER (female), American Redstart (female), Tennessee Warbler (singing
male) and Blackpoll Warbler (singing male). By the north side pine
plantation (northeast of the parking lot on the north side of 12th St.), I
was able to pish into view a singing male MOURNING WARBLER.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Re: Weekend Report
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 10:30:26 -0400
Bill , just where is the woodland park that you are speaking of? Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 19, 2015, at 10:22 AM, Bill Carrell  
wrote: 

> 
> Hello All,
> 
> Just a few odds and ends from the weekend: A Mourning Warbler was seen both 
Saturday and Sunday at Woodward Park. At Rentie's Grove on Sunday, finally saw 
a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. Saw another one on the Midland Valley trail at 21st, 
along with American Redstart, Chestnut-Sided and Wilson's Warblers, and a late 
White-Throated Sparrow. 

> 
> Good Birding,
> 
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
Subject: Weekend Report
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 09:22:06 -0500
Hello All,

Just a few odds and ends from the weekend: A Mourning Warbler was seen both
Saturday and Sunday at Woodward Park. At Rentie's Grove on Sunday, finally
saw a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. Saw another one on the Midland Valley trail at
21st, along with American Redstart, Chestnut-Sided and Wilson's Warblers,
and a late White-Throated Sparrow.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Bird Song
From: "Nola D." <nola2ns AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 08:28:21 -0500
Patty was looking for an id for a bird song. I would like to figure out what 
bird sounds like a phone ringing. I have rushed in the house on several 
occasions thinking it was my phone. I have never seen the bird, but it is 
around all the time.
Nola

-----Original Message----- 
From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:00 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 17 May 2015 to 18 May 2015 (#2015-187)

There are 6 messages totaling 174 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Y-B-F-L or L-E-F-L
  2. Stillwater Least Terns
  3. new birds
  4. Yard birds/need info
  5. OCAS Meeting Tonight
  6. Bird id

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Date:    Mon, 18 May 2015 05:05:28 -0500
From:    John Bates 
Subject: Y-B-F-L or L-E-F-L

To-day, I saw a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. It is identified by the mnemonic 
che-lek. The least flycatcher gives a similar sounding che-beck. The 
difference between the two species is: Yellow-bellied gives che-lek, waits 
five seconds and repeats. The Least flycatcher gives che-beck and waits one 
or two seconds only. Right on!

------------------------------

Date:    Mon, 18 May 2015 07:57:00 -0500
From:    Timothy O'Connell 
Subject: Re: Stillwater Least Terns

Mid-afternoon (~ 3:00) there was a flock of Black Terns working Boomer Lake. 
At about 100 strong, it was the most Black Terns I've ever seen at one time!
~Tim O'Connell
Stillwater


On May 17, 2015, at 8:56 PM, Scott Loss wrote:

> (apologies for slightly belated report)
>
> While running errands this morning, I did a quick drive-by for shorebirds 
> around the grassy lawns on the northeast side of Stillwater. The big lawn 
> south of the Armstrong Plant (intersection of Perkins and Airport) was 
> empty, but a flooded area on the east side of the Asco Plant (formerly the 
> Mercury plant; Marine Dr. south of Airport) held 7 species of shorebirds, 
> including Wilson's Phalarope, Killdeer, and Solitary, Least, Semipalmated, 
> Baird's, and White-rumped Sandpipers. There was also a Horned Lark here, 
> which is relatively uncommon in Payne County.
>
> Given the birdiness of these fields, I decided to briefly detour from my 
> errands to head over to the Meridian Tech fields. Here I found ZERO 
> shorebirds, but even better, there were 2 LEAST TERNS fishing on the 
> bigger pond. I see very few (eBird) records of this species in this part 
> of the state. However, last summer Sara and I saw pairs more than once at 
> both Lake McMurtry and Boomer Lake, and it seemed possible they were 
> attempting to breed somewhere in the area.
>
> Scott Loss
> Stillwater

------------------------------

Date:    Mon, 18 May 2015 08:01:17 -0500
From:    Sue Selman 
Subject: new birds

I had a Yellow Warbler in my yard this week and I just saw a Clay-colored 
Sparrow which is the second one this week.
Sue Selman
Selman Ranch
Harper County OK

------------------------------

Date:    Mon, 18 May 2015 15:10:32 -0500
From:    Foundation Subscriber 
Subject: Re: Yard birds/need info

Wish I could get all those birds in my yard in Edmond. Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 17, 2015, at 9:16 PM, Patty Harrison 
>  wrote:
>
> Nice day for birds in our yard.  Birds of note are:
>
> Eurasian collared-dove
> Yellow-billed cuckoo
> Ruby-throated hummingbird
> Great crested flycatcher
> Empid (couldn't id)
> Blue-headed vireo
> American redstart (female)
> Black-throated green warbler
> Black-and-white warbler
> Wilson's warbler
> Summer tanager
> Blue grosbeak
> Painted bunting
> Baltimore oriole
>
> Also, I recorded a bird's song on my i phone last weekend.  I don't know 
> what this bird is.  How do I send it so that others can listen and id for 
> me?  Would appreciate the help.
>
> Patty Harrison
> McAlester
>
> Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------

Date:    Mon, 18 May 2015 16:17:44 -0500
From:    William Diffin 
Subject: OCAS Meeting Tonight

The speaker at tonight's meeting is George "Crickett" Shields, Director of
the Putnam City Schools Department of Indian Education. George will speak
on the role of the eagle in Native American culture, and the history and
current status of the spiritual relationship between the eagle and the
people. George was raised in a traditional Native American setting and is
an expert on "the old ways". The meeting is from 7 to 9 pm at the Will
Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center at NW 36th and Interstate 44.
Non-members are encouraged to attend.

Bill Diffin
OKC Audubon President

------------------------------

Date:    Mon, 18 May 2015 20:08:48 -0500
From:    Patty Harrison 
Subject: Bird id

I wrote in yesterday for help in identifying a bird song I recorded on my 
phone.  It is actually a video as I just stuck my phone up in the air on 
video to get the song.  OKBIRDS rejected it as it's a video.  I had no idea 
I would be trying to send it to OKbirds.  I was wondering if anyone out 
there would contact me via personal e-mail if they would care to listen to 
it.

Patty Harrison
McAlester OK
stevepattyharrison AT sbcglobal.net

Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------

End of OKBIRDS Digest - 17 May 2015 to 18 May 2015 (#2015-187)
************************************************************** 
Subject: Bird id
From: Patty Harrison <stevepattyharrison AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 20:08:48 -0500
I wrote in yesterday for help in identifying a bird song I recorded on my 
phone. It is actually a video as I just stuck my phone up in the air on video 
to get the song. OKBIRDS rejected it as it's a video. I had no idea I would be 
trying to send it to OKbirds. I was wondering if anyone out there would contact 
me via personal e-mail if they would care to listen to it. 


Patty Harrison
McAlester OK
stevepattyharrison AT sbcglobal.net

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: OCAS Meeting Tonight
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 16:17:44 -0500
The speaker at tonight's meeting is George "Crickett" Shields, Director of
the Putnam City Schools Department of Indian Education. George will speak
on the role of the eagle in Native American culture, and the history and
current status of the spiritual relationship between the eagle and the
people. George was raised in a traditional Native American setting and is
an expert on "the old ways". The meeting is from 7 to 9 pm at the Will
Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center at NW 36th and Interstate 44.
Non-members are encouraged to attend.

Bill Diffin
OKC Audubon President
Subject: Re: Yard birds/need info
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 15:10:32 -0500
Wish I could get all those birds in my yard in Edmond. Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 17, 2015, at 9:16 PM, Patty Harrison 
 wrote: 

> 
> Nice day for birds in our yard.  Birds of note are:
> 
> Eurasian collared-dove
> Yellow-billed cuckoo
> Ruby-throated hummingbird
> Great crested flycatcher
> Empid (couldn't id)
> Blue-headed vireo
> American redstart (female)
> Black-throated green warbler
> Black-and-white warbler
> Wilson's warbler
> Summer tanager
> Blue grosbeak
> Painted bunting
> Baltimore oriole
> 
> Also, I recorded a bird's song on my i phone last weekend. I don't know what 
this bird is. How do I send it so that others can listen and id for me? Would 
appreciate the help. 

> 
> Patty Harrison
> McAlester
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: new birds
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 08:01:17 -0500
I had a Yellow Warbler in my yard this week and I just saw a Clay-colored 
Sparrow which is the second one this week. 

Sue Selman
Selman Ranch
Harper County OK
Subject: Re: Stillwater Least Terns
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 07:57:00 -0500
Mid-afternoon (~ 3:00) there was a flock of Black Terns working Boomer Lake. At 
about 100 strong, it was the most Black Terns I've ever seen at one time! 

~Tim O'Connell
Stillwater


On May 17, 2015, at 8:56 PM, Scott Loss wrote:

> (apologies for slightly belated report)
> 
> While running errands this morning, I did a quick drive-by for shorebirds 
around the grassy lawns on the northeast side of Stillwater. The big lawn south 
of the Armstrong Plant (intersection of Perkins and Airport) was empty, but a 
flooded area on the east side of the Asco Plant (formerly the Mercury plant; 
Marine Dr. south of Airport) held 7 species of shorebirds, including Wilson's 
Phalarope, Killdeer, and Solitary, Least, Semipalmated, Baird's, and 
White-rumped Sandpipers. There was also a Horned Lark here, which is relatively 
uncommon in Payne County. 

> 
> Given the birdiness of these fields, I decided to briefly detour from my 
errands to head over to the Meridian Tech fields. Here I found ZERO shorebirds, 
but even better, there were 2 LEAST TERNS fishing on the bigger pond. I see 
very few (eBird) records of this species in this part of the state. However, 
last summer Sara and I saw pairs more than once at both Lake McMurtry and 
Boomer Lake, and it seemed possible they were attempting to breed somewhere in 
the area. 

> 
> Scott Loss
> Stillwater
Subject: Y-B-F-L or L-E-F-L
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 05:05:28 -0500
To-day, I saw a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. It is identified by the mnemonic 
che-lek. The least flycatcher gives a similar sounding che-beck. The difference 
between the two species is: Yellow-bellied gives che-lek, waits five seconds 
and repeats. The Least flycatcher gives che-beck and waits one or two seconds 
only. Right on! 

Subject: Yard birds/need info
From: Patty Harrison <stevepattyharrison AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 21:16:54 -0500
Nice day for birds in our yard.  Birds of note are:

Eurasian collared-dove
Yellow-billed cuckoo
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Great crested flycatcher
Empid (couldn't id)
Blue-headed vireo
American redstart (female)
Black-throated green warbler
Black-and-white warbler
Wilson's warbler
Summer tanager
Blue grosbeak
Painted bunting
Baltimore oriole

Also, I recorded a bird's song on my i phone last weekend. I don't know what 
this bird is. How do I send it so that others can listen and id for me? Would 
appreciate the help. 


Patty Harrison
McAlester

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Stillwater Least Terns
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 20:56:03 -0500
(apologies for slightly belated report)

While running errands this morning, I did a quick drive-by for shorebirds
around the grassy lawns on the northeast side of Stillwater. The big lawn
south of the Armstrong Plant (intersection of Perkins and Airport) was
empty, but a flooded area on the east side of the Asco Plant (formerly the
Mercury plant; Marine Dr. south of Airport) held 7 species of shorebirds,
including Wilson's Phalarope, Killdeer, and Solitary, Least, Semipalmated,
Baird's, and White-rumped Sandpipers. There was also a Horned Lark here,
which is relatively uncommon in Payne County.

Given the birdiness of these fields, I decided to briefly detour from my
errands to head over to the Meridian Tech fields. Here I found ZERO
shorebirds, but even better, there were 2 LEAST TERNS fishing on the bigger
pond. I see very few (eBird) records of this species in this part of the
state. However, last summer Sara and I saw pairs more than once at both
Lake McMurtry and Boomer Lake, and it seemed possible they were attempting
to breed somewhere in the area.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Zoo Lake Park
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 19:19:18 -0500
Greetings,

Heather Shaffery and I birded Zoo Lake Park in eastern OKC this afternoon. Not 
much going on, but nabbed two good birds. A single Neotropic Cormorant was on 
the lake. We also found an Ovenbird along the creek/runoff next to the 
southwest fence. 


Cameron Carver

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Bartlesville Area on 5-17-2015
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 18:54:55 -0500
 Most of the shorebirds are northwest of the intersection at the Adams Ranch. 
There were 5 buff-breasted sandpipers in with the peeps late this afternoon. 

Mark PetersonBartlesville

Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 14:53:48 -0500
From: joe AT JOEHAWKINS.ORG
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bartlesville Area on 5-17-2015
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

I wasn't able to find the plovers, but I did see 12 Bobolinks at Adams Ranch 
just now. 

Joe HawkinsBartlesville

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Mary Peterson  wrote:



Hello All, I walked the Pathfinder from the high school to the ponds and back, 
then went up to Adams Ranch north of Bartlesville and then went to Copan Point 
on Copan Lake this morning before church. Highlights included: 

Black-bellied Plover-9 at Adams RanchSemipalmated Plover- at Adams 
RanchKilldeer-2 at Adams RanchAmerican Avocet-1 at Copan PointSpotted 
Sandpiper-2 at Adams Ranch, 2 at Copan PointWhimbrel-2 at Adams 
RanchSanderling-1 at Adams RanchLeast Sandpiper-several at Adams 
RanchSemipalmated Sandpiper-several at Adams RanchWhite-rumped Sandpiper-many 
at Adams RanchBuff-breasted Sandpiper-1 at Adams RanchHerring Gull-1 at Copan 
PointRing-billed Gull-1 at Copan PointPhiladelphia Vireo- 1 on Pathfinder 
between the entrance and the junctionMagnolia Warbler-1 at the 
junctionBobolink-10+ at Adams Ranch south of the buffalo pens 

Mark PetersonBartlesville 		 	   		  


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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 16, 2015
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 18:44:35 -0500
 Here is my report from yesterday. I went back today and didn't find either the 
Mourning or Magnolia. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, US-OK
May 16, 2015 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
49 species

Canada Goose  6
Mallard  2
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Mississippi Kite  8
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Least Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Western Kingbird  4
Eastern Kingbird  8
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
White-eyed Vireo  3
Warbling Vireo  5
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  8
Fish Crow  2
Barn Swallow  10
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  7
Eastern Bluebird  4
Swainson's Thrush  14
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  3
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  15
Cedar Waxwing  20
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Mourning Warbler  1
Magnolia Warbler 1 one calling softly. perhaps same bird seen and heard in the 
park a week ago. 

Yellow Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  14
Great-tailed Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  12
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  7
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  10

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23496990 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Spavinaw Lake--Tag Hollow
From: Laura Stanfill <laurastanfill AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 21:59:21 +0000



From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎May‎ ‎17‎, ‎2015 ‎4‎:‎58‎ ‎PM
To: laurastanfill AT live.com


Spavinaw Lake--Tag Hollow, Mayes, US-OK
May 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
29 species (+3 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Caspian Tern  1
Mourning Dove  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1     Heard
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Least Flycatcher  1
Empidonax sp.  1     Acadian, alder or willow? No vocalization heard.
Eastern Phoebe  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1
White-eyed Vireo  1     Heard
Red-eyed Vireo  3     Heard
Blue Jay  2
Fish Crow  1
swallow sp.  2
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4     Fledgling exhibiting begging behavior
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Northern Parula  3     Heard
Yellow Warbler  1
warbler sp. 1 Possible Swainson's. Solid Olive back, chestnut/dark crown, white 
supercillium, white breast, belly. Did not get vocalization, did not have great 
view, did not have best optics. Seen by last boathouse, near creek inlet. Only 
other species that could have fit observation is red-eyed vireo which was heard 
in the area but crown seemed chestnut in color like swainson's. 

Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  4
Blue Grosbeak  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  3

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23497287 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: Bartlesville Area on 5-17-2015
From: Joe Hawkins <joe AT JOEHAWKINS.ORG>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 14:53:48 -0500
I wasn't able to find the plovers, but I did see 12 Bobolinks at Adams
Ranch just now.

Joe Hawkins
Bartlesville

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Mary Peterson  wrote:

> Hello All,
>        I walked the Pathfinder from the high school to the ponds and back,
> then went up to Adams Ranch north of Bartlesville and then went to Copan
> Point on Copan Lake this morning before church. Highlights included:
>
> Black-bellied Plover-9 at Adams Ranch
> Semipalmated Plover- at Adams Ranch
> Killdeer-2 at Adams Ranch
> American Avocet-1 at Copan Point
> Spotted Sandpiper-2 at Adams Ranch, 2 at Copan Point
> Whimbrel-2 at Adams Ranch
> Sanderling-1 at Adams Ranch
> Least Sandpiper-several at Adams Ranch
> Semipalmated Sandpiper-several at Adams Ranch
> White-rumped Sandpiper-many at Adams Ranch
> Buff-breasted Sandpiper-1 at Adams Ranch
> Herring Gull-1 at Copan Point
> Ring-billed Gull-1 at Copan Point
> Philadelphia Vireo- 1 on Pathfinder between the entrance and the junction
> Magnolia Warbler-1 at the junction
> Bobolink-10+ at Adams Ranch south of the buffalo pens
>
> Mark Peterson
> Bartlesville
>


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Subject: Bartlesville Area on 5-17-2015
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 13:10:24 -0500
Hello All, I walked the Pathfinder from the high school to the ponds and back, 
then went up to Adams Ranch north of Bartlesville and then went to Copan Point 
on Copan Lake this morning before church. Highlights included: 

Black-bellied Plover-9 at Adams RanchSemipalmated Plover- at Adams 
RanchKilldeer-2 at Adams RanchAmerican Avocet-1 at Copan PointSpotted 
Sandpiper-2 at Adams Ranch, 2 at Copan PointWhimbrel-2 at Adams 
RanchSanderling-1 at Adams RanchLeast Sandpiper-several at Adams 
RanchSemipalmated Sandpiper-several at Adams RanchWhite-rumped Sandpiper-many 
at Adams RanchBuff-breasted Sandpiper-1 at Adams RanchHerring Gull-1 at Copan 
PointRing-billed Gull-1 at Copan PointPhiladelphia Vireo- 1 on Pathfinder 
between the entrance and the junctionMagnolia Warbler-1 at the 
junctionBobolink-10+ at Adams Ranch south of the buffalo pens 

Mark PetersonBartlesville 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Least terns
From: Brian Becker <beckerb AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 12:19:45 -0500
Ww
On May 17, 2015 10:57 AM, "Humphrey, Todd" 
wrote:

> Saw 5 least terns at Bentley park in Bixby along the river walk. Sight,
> vocalization, diving... Nice to see them back, but the river is high.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Good bird on Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 12:15:09 -0500
Birded this morning with John Tharp and Rachel Wrenn. Picked up 60+ 
species--mostly the usual suspects but the bird of the day was Lesser 
Gold Finch male that John spotted drinking from a puddle with a bunch of 
American GFs at the end of the black top on Jenkins. We had a lot of 
time to look at it and picked up all the good field marks. Tinker 
Vanderburg gave Rachel a half mile ride back to her car for her camera 
but the bird didn't cooperate. The only other Jenkins FOS was a 
Red-headed Woodpecker.

D.
Subject: Lazuli Bunting/Choctaw
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 11:58:36 -0500
                                John Cleal, Marion Homier and I saw one
adult male Lazuli Bunting this morning between 10-11AM. We also had a
Blue-headed Vireo in

                their yard.

                                John asked that I post this as they can see
listserve posts but can't send anything to the listserve. They have Yahoo
and are still having

                trouble connecting.

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Least terns
From: "Humphrey, Todd" <Todd.Humphrey AT JENKSPS.ORG>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 15:57:03 +0000
Saw 5 least terns at Bentley park in Bixby along the river walk. Sight, 
vocalization, diving... Nice to see them back, but the river is high. 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: L Hefner Saturday
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 05:10:56 -0500
Checked out Prairie Dog Pt at 4 pm to see the Caspian Terns, Neotropic
Cormorant and Common Tern reported by Cameron on the 14th. Six Caspian
Terns and two Neotropic Cormorants were present with Am White Pelicans, DC
Cormorants, RB Gulls and Franklin's Gulls. The birds were roosting on the
emergent dead weed stalks and trapped floating stems on the east side of
the point along the inlet.

Bill Diffin, OK
Subject: JohnPolo
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 21:22:58 -0500
John I was trying to answer you email and lost it in cyberspace. I've had 
Blackburnian in both places you mentioned, along Coal creek by lake Sherry at 
Oxley and just South of 21st on the Midland trail. Also Woodward park would be 
a good place to check since it looks like storms tonight. I think your chances 
are about equal at any of those spots. Terry. 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Ten Mile Flats
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 18:31:04 -0500
Greetings,

Heather and I stopped by Ten Mile Flats this morning to peruse the fields for 
the good birds that have recently been reported. 

I found 8 dark ibises. We studied them extensively. While one bird appeared to 
have limited white around the facial patch, all had pinkish to red tinged faces 
and red eyes. Nothing we saw looked good for Glossy - certainly nothing pure. 


We could not locate the whistling-ducks. We also could not find plovers or 
Buff-breasted Sandpipers in our limited allotted time out there. We did find a 
few Stilt Sandpipers, 1 Hudsonian Godwit, 1 Upland Sandpiper, a few 
Semipalmated Sandpipers and many White-rumped. 


In other news, we had a weakly singing Mourning Warbler at South Jenkins. That 
was the only notable bird from that area. 

I also had a Mourning at Barnes Park yesterday. Passerine Migrants have 
seemingly become few and far between since about the 10th. 


Cameron Carver

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Lazuli Bunting - Choctaw
From: John Ault <jwault742 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 18:15:42 -0500
I traveled to Choctaw, to John Cleal and Marion Homier's to see the Lazuli
Buntings visiting their feeders. I arrived about 9:30 a.m. and during the
next 1.5 hours saw an adult male several times (photo attached).  This was
the fourth day it has appeared.

John and Marion would be pleased to have other birders come by - call
405-390-2001 for directions.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/99006596 AT N08/17749667891/in/dateposted-public/

John Ault
Lawton
Subject: Re: Painted Buntings
From: Susan Prescott <Susan-Prescott AT OMRF.ORG>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 21:15:24 +0000
What an extraordinary photo!!!  Congrats!!

Susan Prescott
OKC
________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Warren Williams 
[wwphoto3 AT COX.NET] 

Sent: Friday, May 15, 2015 6:55 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Painted Buntings

Was lucky to catch two male Painted Buntings in one frame, a first for me. 
Photo is here http://www.pbase.com/image/160069874 


Warren Williams
Sand Springs


Photography Home Page
Amazon Author Page


Subject: Siskin
From: BOB NANCY LAVAL <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 16:08:32 -0500
Had a late Pine Siskin at my feeder this morning. 

BOB LAVAL
20367 PINE MTN. LP.
HEAVENER, OK 74937
918 653 7921
Subject: Joe Barnes Park/MWC/skulking warblers
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 11:32:21 -0500
                                Nadine and I took a walk this morning on the
southern trails section of the park. this is the area between Reno and SE
15th.

 

                                Where the main trail splits with the gravel
trail by the new bridge, we had a calling Magnolia Warbler. We searched for
it but could 

                                never get a look at it. It was staying very
low and not moving around much.

 

                                At the southern end of the trail where the
vegetation ends right before the small parking lot on Century Blvd, we heard
a calling 

                                Mourning Warbler. Again, we never could get
a look at it. I bushwhacked into the woods but could never lay eyes on it.
It was calling

                                often and seemed to be either on the ground
or very low. It was moving around in the dense vegetation along the west
side of the

                                creek.

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Hackberry Flat Survey 5-15-2015
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 10:19:50 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Mary and I started the morning out by stopping by the Sullivan Sod farms on Hwy 
7 just east of Cache Creek. We located a Tricolored Heron working the flooded 
area next to the only tree in the middle of the sod farm. 


We then headed down to Hackberry Flat but came in the back side on Hwy 70 
looking for flooded, recently plowed fields. We found one just one mile south 
of Hackberry Flat 1 mile east of the abandoned cotton gin. It was fairly loaded 
with shorebirds as you can see from the first data set. The highlight bird was 
a breeding plumage Ruddy Turnstone. 


We spent the next 5 hrs at Hackberry. They are loading water into 4 units 
starting one unit south of the NE corner(Brood Unit). It was already 70% full. 
They are going to fill 3 others this week moving west down Capps road(the old 
low water crossing road). The grass and plant life are really high right now 
and will be awhile before they die out in the water. It’s going to be late 
for shorebird migration but there could still be some interesting things still 
show up.....if the summer isn’t 110+ every day, the fall could be awesome as 
the lake only has 3 feet left to be completely full and more rain is scheduled 
today.....It is so awesome to see water on the property again as it’s only 
been 4 years....... 


Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
Lawton




Tillman - Hwy 70 1mi S of Hackberry Flat, Tillman, US-OK
May 15, 2015 9:45 AM - 8:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: This 80 acres was plowed and holding water 1 mile E of the abandoned 
Gin on Hwy 70 just 1 mile South of Hackberry Flat. 

14 species

Swainson's Hawk  1
Black-necked Stilt  2
Black-bellied Plover  1
Semipalmated Plover  1
Killdeer  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Hudsonian Godwit  4
Ruddy Turnstone  1
Stilt Sandpiper  67
Least Sandpiper  13
White-rumped Sandpiper  247
Pectoral Sandpiper  11
Western Sandpiper  1
Wilson's Phalarope  19

Tillman - Hackberry Flat Survey, Tillman, US-OK
May 15, 2015 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
11.0 mile(s)
Comments: They are adding water to 4 units. The lake is only 3 feet from full. 

42 species (+4 other taxa)

Mallard  4
Blue-winged Teal  13
Northern Shoveler  21
Northern Bobwhite  14
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  2
Glossy Ibis 1 The bird had gray legs with red knees. The blue facial line went 
completely around a dark eye. No plum coloration was present. 

White-faced Ibis  44
Glossy x White-faced Ibis (hybrid)  1
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  1
Turkey Vulture  5
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Coot  11
Black-necked Stilt  6
American Avocet  4
Black-bellied Plover  1
Snowy Plover  4
Killdeer  5
Spotted Sandpiper  2
White-rumped Sandpiper  14
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 2 birds sitting with 4 LBDO. Very orange necks and 
breasts with spotting not barring. Lack of dark and white barring was obvious. 

Long-billed Dowitcher  9
Wilson's Phalarope  31
Mourning Dove  27
Common Nighthawk  7
American Kestrel  2
Western Kingbird  2
Eastern Kingbird  3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  5
Loggerhead Shrike  1
Horned Lark  9
Barn Swallow  17
Cliff Swallow  38
Eastern Bluebird  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
Lark Sparrow  21
Grasshopper Sparrow  8
Dickcissel  250
Red-winged Blackbird  50
Western Meadowlark  3
Eastern Meadowlark  5
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  40
Common Grackle  9
Brown-headed Cowbird  7
Bullock's/Baltimore Oriole  1
Subject: Albino Blue-winged Teal
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 23:09:09 -0500
Greetings,

I hit Hefner late this evening. Lots of activity in the middle of the lake - 
mostly Franklin's and Ring-billed Gulls. 


Most interesting find was an albino Blue-winged Teal seen from the dam. In the 
field I thought it was simply leucistic, but my distant digiscope images seem 
to show complete albinism. I posted my best photo on the OOS facebook page. 


Cameron Carver

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Painted Buntings
From: Warren Williams <wwphoto3 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 18:55:31 -0500
Was lucky to catch two male Painted Buntings in one frame, a first for me.
Photo is here http://www.pbase.com/image/160069874

 

Warren Williams

Sand Springs

 

 

  Photography Home Page

  Amazon Author Page

 

 

 
Subject: Lake Hefner today
From: Sharon Henthorn <shenthorn205 AT ATT.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 17:39:02 -0500
Drove around Prairie Dog Point at noon today. No optics. Roadway is very deep 
water. Happy to see flock of cedar waxwings. Lots of red winged blackbirds and 
eastern kingbirds. Lots of swift water at inlet being sought by fishermen, 
egrets, and great blue herons. Still several types of terns and of black-headed 
gulls 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Choctaw Lazuli Buntings
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 16:27:56 -0500
John Cleal and Marion Homier have two Lazuli Buntings visiting their
feeders in Choctaw. The birds are an adult male and 1st year male. This is
the third day they have been seen there. The birds visit the feeders every
15 or 20 minutes. John and Marion welcome any birders who would like to see
them. Please call ahead to let them know you are coming, confirm the birds
are still there and get directions. The phone number is 405-390-2001.

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: South Sentinel, Lake Thunderbird
From: Will Foster <wcfost AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 14:01:57 -0500
I checked out old road/campground at Lake Thunderbird's South Sentinel 
yesterday and today and found quite a few birds. It's a nice walk right now 
with a good mix of marsh, shore, and woodland, but the path is flooded near the 
beginning for about 20 yards with 4-6 inches of water, so if you walk it, bring 
galoshes or be ready to get wet. Besides that it's all dry and quite pretty 
down there right now. 


Here are a few notables (for me, anyway):

Blackpoll Warbler
White-eyed Vireo
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Prothonotary Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Painted and Indigo Bunting
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Summer Tanager


Will Foster
Subject: Re: Nickel Preserve Spring Count today
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 09:27:05 -0500
John and all,

I want to make it very clear to everyone (especially you, John) that I did
not mean to imply that I did not trust John's identification of the
Black-throated Gray Warbler. I added the "not official but I am going to
count it anyway" to my post because I know that this bird is unusual enough
for our part of Oklahoma that it is going to have to go through the OBRC
process to become official for state records.  John did text me as soon as
he saw it, but I was on the other side of the preserve (literally), and
didn't get the text until the near the end of the count.  Also, we had few
enough people that were familiar with the preserve that John ended up being
a team of one. I appreciate that he didn't mind being on his own.

John, I also appreciate your posting such a thorough description of the
location and your experience seeing the bird. If anyone gets out there and
finds it again, I hope they let us know. I would get back out there myself
right now to try and see it myself, but I have an annual activity report
due today that I cannot put off any longer.

I am grateful for all of the volunteers that make spectacular counts like
these possible. We had some great birders out there yesterday. That
includes those who have spectacular skills, those who are still working on
them (that includes me), and every single person there for being so
generous with their time and talents.  Thank you all.

Best,

Mia Revels
Tahlequah, OK



On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 8:50 PM, john polo  wrote:

> Mia and John and Everyone Else,
>
> I know most of y'all were thinking (hoping?) it was someone like Jimmy
> Woodard or Scott Loss or one of Oklahoma's other excellent birders who
> found that bird, but it was me.  ;) I'd bet one or two people might want to
> try to find it and so i want to give a location to look for it in. I was
> working the west and north boundary of the preserve today.
>
> Earlier, i had told others it was close to the river and i was off a
> little bit. Searching on Google maps shows me that i was probably a mile
> off, with my guess about the river. Here are directions:
>
> Once you get over the bridge from Eagle Bluff Resort and you come to the
> fork to take the main road into the preserve on your right and N 563 on
> left, i went left (north). I took that road and then turned onto the north
> boundary. The bird was on the north boundary road, in Google maps it's
> D4595, in the DeLorme Oklohoma Atlas and Gazeteer, it's E 651. The location
> is approximately "Sawmill Hollow". The approximate coordinates are
> 36.078648, -94.823419. There was a concrete slab water crossing with about
> an inch of water rushing over. Just west of the slab is a sharp bend in the
> road (which is what confused me initially about the location). The bird was
> on the north side of the road, right at the bend. (Sorry, Jim and Mark, for
> bad directions.)
>
> I had stopped to pish at something i thought was a redstart, but couldn't
> see. That bird stayed back in trees that were well off the road and i
> started looking around at other birds. As i was looking around, something
> flew in and darted around in a bare tree. My initial guess was blackpoll,
> because i could see a lot of black and white and Stillwater has had a bunch
> of blackpolls lately. I never considered Black and White Warbler, because
> they usually seem to stay within their thickets, but blackpolls seem a
> little more adventurous and this area was a little more open. Then it
> paused long enough for me to say, what kind of blackpoll? There was more
> black in the head and the neck was all black, sort of like a bib. The bird
> perched on the bare branch of a dead tree and at that point, i started to
> step back to my car to get my camera. You can imagine how that worked out.
>
> The overcast sky made it difficult to get at details, so i never saw the
> yellow spot on the lore, but rest of the bird was right on for a
> Black-throated Grey. It never made a vocalization while i was watching it.
>
> Had lots of other cool birds today, but that one definitely was tops.
>
> good birding,
> john polo
> stillwater
>



-- 
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
revels AT nsuok.edu


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Subject: Re: OKBIRDS Digest - 14 May 2015 (#2015-183)
From: "Nola D." <nola2ns AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 08:11:26 -0500
White-tailed Kite:  I just got some pictures of a White-tailed Kite sitting 
in a tree in a nearby cul-de-sac. I see them near our winter home in the Rio 
Grande Valley, but didn't expect to see one here. Nola in Bartlesville

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Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 14 May 2015 (#2015-183)

There are 3 messages totaling 927 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Black Mesa
  2. Nickel Preserve Spring Count today
  3. Red Slough Bird Survey - May 14

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Date:    Thu, 14 May 2015 20:58:55 -0500
From:    John Sterling 
Subject: Black Mesa

A late note from my trip to the Mesa country last week.  Sent a note 
earlier, but it ended up in cyber space to never return.

Spent a rainy night at Roman Nose State Park.  Heard a Common poorwill.  I 
am sure they are common in that area, good habitat.

Really windy at Black Mesa State Park first couple of days.  Got about 
thirty birds along the creek next to the camping area.  Other finds were in 
places out of the wind.  Interestingly did not see any empids or Vermillion 
Flycatchers, no Say's Phoebes either.  Both were present about a month ago.

The lake was full.  Just a handful of water birds.

Left Friday morning as the temperature was around forty five with heavy fog 
and mist.   Dodged storms all the way home.

Stopped by Lake Optima on the way home.  Several nice water areas are now 
present.  Did not locate any shorebirds except Killdeer.  Heard numerous 
Bobwhite Quail and Pheasants.  The old camping place below the dam is now 
open.  It looks really birdy, going to try to check it out when I go that 
way.  Found a flock of Clay-colored Sparrows along with many others I had 
gotten out west.

A note of interest for people going out there.  Cell phone reception is now 
available in the area.  Sometimes it goes off, but the ranger said they were 
working on that.  No more driving half way to Boise City to make a call.

Birds seen in the park

Osprey - with a trout
Turkey Vulture
Double-crested Cormorant
Mississippi Kite
Canada Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Sharp-shined Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Scaled Quail
American Coot
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Eurasian Collered-dove
Mourning Dove
Common Poorwill
Great-horned Owl
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Common Ravin
Horned Lark
Cliff Swallow
Rock Wren
Berwick' Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Lazuli Bunting - very brightly colored male.
Blue Grosbeak
Western Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Bullock's Oriole
House Finch

Western Part of the county

Buffleheads
Prairie Falcon
Barn Swallow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
European Starling
Wilson's Warbler
American Kestrel
Common Yellowthroat
Red-tailed Hawk
Western Wood Peewee
Curved-billed Curlew
Logger Headed Shrike
Curved-billed Thrasher
House Sparrow
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Northern Bobwhite Quail
Swainson's Thrush






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Date:    Fri, 15 May 2015 02:02:09 +0000
From:    john bates 
Subject: Re: Nickel Preserve Spring Count today

That is awesome! Indee sorry I missed it.


     On Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:25 PM, Mia Revels  wrote:


The weather turned out to be wonderful for the Nickel Preserve Bird Count 
today, and 10 volunteers turned up to help!
100 bird species total!

24 warbler species:
Blue-winged WarblerTennessee WarblerNashville WarblerNorthern ParulaYellow 
WarblerChestnut-sided WarblerMagnolia WarblerYellow-throated WarblerPine 
WarblerPrairie WarblerBlack-and-white WarblerAmerican Redstart Prothonotary 
WarblerWorm-eating WarblerOvenbirdLouisiana WaterthrushKentucky 
WarblerMourning WarblerCommon YellowthroatWilson's WarblerHooded 
WarblerYellow-breasted ChatBlack-throated Green WarblerBlack-throated Gray 
Warbler   **yet to be formally documented that I am going to claim for the 
count anyway!

One of our best counts ever. Thanks to all who volunteered!  Full species 
list to follow at a later date.
Mia Revels
-- 
Mia Revels, Ph.D.Professor of BiologyNortheastern State University611 Grand 
Ave. Tahlequah, Oklahoma(918) 444-3824revels AT nsuok.edu

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Date:    Thu, 14 May 2015 22:30:13 -0500
From:    David Arbour 
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 14

It started off cool, overcast and misting on the bird survey today but then
turned partly cloudy and warm in the afternoon.  We received over 8 inches
of rain at the beginning of the week and everything was still flooding
pretty bad.  Water everywhere.  85 species were found. There were still a
few migrants coming through including a really nice male Blackburnian
Warbler.  There are now 3 Neotropic Cormorant nests in the Anhinga rookery.
Purple Gallinules seemed all over the place and were easily viewed, some at
quite close range along the lake shores.  A couple were sitting in trees
along the Lotus Lake levee.  Here is my list for today:



Wood Duck - 14

Blue-winged Teal - 4

Hooded Merganser - 6

Pied-billed Grebe - 11

Neotropic Cormorant - 5 (3 nests in Anhinga rookery.)

Double-crested Cormorant - 3

Anhinga - 37

American Bittern - 3

Least Bittern - 7

Great Blue Heron - 12

Great Egret - 10

Snowy Egret - 1

Little-blue Heron - 3

Cattle Egret - 3

Green Heron - 6

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 2

Black Vulture - 10

Turkey Vulture - 12

Osprey - 1

Mississippi Kite - 17

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Purple Gallinule - 13

Common Gallinule - 29

American Coot - 8

Killdeer - 2

Spotted Sandpiper - 9

Pectoral Sandpiper - 2

Least Tern - 2

Black Tern - 3

Mourning Dove - 38

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 6

Great-horned Owl - 1

Chimney Swift - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Alder Flycatcher - 3

Willow Flycatcher - 1 (on nesting territory)

Great Crested Flycatcher - 2

Eastern Kingbird - 23

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1

White-eyed Vireo - 7

Bell's Vireo - 5

Red-eyed Vireo - 2

Blue Jay - 1

American Crow - 5

Fish Crow - 2

Purple Martin - 3

Tree Swallow - 40

Bank Swallow - 2

Cliff Swallow - 16

Barn Swallow - 12

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Tufted Titmouse - 3

Carolina Wren - 6

Sedge Wren - 1

Marsh Wren - 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3

Gray Catbird - 3

Cedar Waxwing - 22

Tennessee Warbler - 3

Nashville Warbler - 1

Yellow Warbler - 6

Magnolia Warbler - 2

Black-throated Green Warbler - 1

Blackburnian Warbler - 1

Pine Warbler - 1

Prairie Warbler - 1

American Redstart - 1

Prothonotary Warbler - 8

Kentucky Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 6

Wilson's Warbler - 1

Yellow-breasted Chat - 10

Summer Tanager - 1

White-crowned Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal - 13

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1

Indigo Bunting - 14

Painted Bunting - 5

Dickcissel - 17

Red-winged Blackbird - 27

Common Grackle - 10

Brown-headed Cowbird - 14

Orchard Oriole - 8





Odonates:



Fragile Forktail

Citrine Forktail

Lilypad Forktail

Skimming Bluet

Orange Bluet

Blue-fronted Dancer

Elegant Spreadwing

Southern Spreadwing

Swamp Darner

Stillwater Clubtail

Eastern Pondhawk

Blue Corporal

Eastern Amberwing

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Black Saddlebags

Carolina Saddlebags



Herps:



American Alligator

Mississippi Mud Turtle

Southern Black Racer

Graham's Crayfish Snake

Yellow-bellied Watersnake

Broad-banded Watersnake

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

Green Treefrog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Southern Leopard Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog





Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR





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Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 14
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 22:30:13 -0500
It started off cool, overcast and misting on the bird survey today but then
turned partly cloudy and warm in the afternoon.  We received over 8 inches
of rain at the beginning of the week and everything was still flooding
pretty bad.  Water everywhere.  85 species were found. There were still a
few migrants coming through including a really nice male Blackburnian
Warbler.  There are now 3 Neotropic Cormorant nests in the Anhinga rookery.
Purple Gallinules seemed all over the place and were easily viewed, some at
quite close range along the lake shores.  A couple were sitting in trees
along the Lotus Lake levee.  Here is my list for today:

 

Wood Duck - 14 

Blue-winged Teal - 4

Hooded Merganser - 6

Pied-billed Grebe - 11

Neotropic Cormorant - 5 (3 nests in Anhinga rookery.)

Double-crested Cormorant - 3

Anhinga - 37

American Bittern - 3

Least Bittern - 7

Great Blue Heron - 12

Great Egret - 10

Snowy Egret - 1

Little-blue Heron - 3

Cattle Egret - 3

Green Heron - 6

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 2

Black Vulture - 10

Turkey Vulture - 12

Osprey - 1

Mississippi Kite - 17

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Purple Gallinule - 13

Common Gallinule - 29

American Coot - 8

Killdeer - 2

Spotted Sandpiper - 9

Pectoral Sandpiper - 2

Least Tern - 2

Black Tern - 3

Mourning Dove - 38

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 6

Great-horned Owl - 1

Chimney Swift - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Alder Flycatcher - 3

Willow Flycatcher - 1 (on nesting territory)

Great Crested Flycatcher - 2

Eastern Kingbird - 23

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1

White-eyed Vireo - 7

Bell's Vireo - 5

Red-eyed Vireo - 2

Blue Jay - 1

American Crow - 5

Fish Crow - 2

Purple Martin - 3

Tree Swallow - 40

Bank Swallow - 2

Cliff Swallow - 16

Barn Swallow - 12

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Tufted Titmouse - 3

Carolina Wren - 6

Sedge Wren - 1

Marsh Wren - 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3

Gray Catbird - 3

Cedar Waxwing - 22

Tennessee Warbler - 3

Nashville Warbler - 1

Yellow Warbler - 6

Magnolia Warbler - 2

Black-throated Green Warbler - 1

Blackburnian Warbler - 1

Pine Warbler - 1

Prairie Warbler - 1

American Redstart - 1

Prothonotary Warbler - 8

Kentucky Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 6

Wilson's Warbler - 1

Yellow-breasted Chat - 10

Summer Tanager - 1

White-crowned Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal - 13

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1

Indigo Bunting - 14

Painted Bunting - 5

Dickcissel - 17

Red-winged Blackbird - 27

Common Grackle - 10

Brown-headed Cowbird - 14

Orchard Oriole - 8

 

 

Odonates:

 

Fragile Forktail

Citrine Forktail

Lilypad Forktail

Skimming Bluet

Orange Bluet

Blue-fronted Dancer

Elegant Spreadwing

Southern Spreadwing

Swamp Darner

Stillwater Clubtail

Eastern Pondhawk

Blue Corporal

Eastern Amberwing

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Black Saddlebags

Carolina Saddlebags

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Mississippi Mud Turtle

Southern Black Racer

Graham's Crayfish Snake

Yellow-bellied Watersnake

Broad-banded Watersnake

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

Green Treefrog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Southern Leopard Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 
Subject: Re: Nickel Preserve Spring Count today
From: john bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 02:02:09 +0000
That is awesome! Indee sorry I missed it. 


     On Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:25 PM, Mia Revels  wrote:
   

 The weather turned out to be wonderful for the Nickel Preserve Bird Count 
today, and 10 volunteers turned up to help!  

100 bird species total!

24 warbler species: 
Blue-winged WarblerTennessee WarblerNashville WarblerNorthern ParulaYellow 
WarblerChestnut-sided WarblerMagnolia WarblerYellow-throated WarblerPine 
WarblerPrairie WarblerBlack-and-white WarblerAmerican Redstart Prothonotary 
WarblerWorm-eating WarblerOvenbirdLouisiana WaterthrushKentucky WarblerMourning 
WarblerCommon YellowthroatWilson's WarblerHooded WarblerYellow-breasted 
ChatBlack-throated Green WarblerBlack-throated Gray Warbler   **yet to be 
formally documented that I am going to claim for the count anyway! 


One of our best counts ever. Thanks to all who volunteered!  Full species list 
to follow at a later date. 

Mia Revels
-- 
Mia Revels, Ph.D.Professor of BiologyNortheastern State University611 Grand 
Ave. Tahlequah, Oklahoma(918) 444-3824revels AT nsuok.edu 


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Subject: Black Mesa
From: John Sterling <prairie AT ITLNET.NET>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 20:58:55 -0500
A late note from my trip to the Mesa country last week. Sent a note earlier, 
but it ended up in cyber space to never return. 


Spent a rainy night at Roman Nose State Park. Heard a Common poorwill. I am 
sure they are common in that area, good habitat. 


Really windy at Black Mesa State Park first couple of days. Got about thirty 
birds along the creek next to the camping area. Other finds were in places out 
of the wind. Interestingly did not see any empids or Vermillion Flycatchers, no 
Say's Phoebes either. Both were present about a month ago. 


The lake was full.  Just a handful of water birds.

Left Friday morning as the temperature was around forty five with heavy fog and 
mist. Dodged storms all the way home. 


Stopped by Lake Optima on the way home. Several nice water areas are now 
present. Did not locate any shorebirds except Killdeer. Heard numerous Bobwhite 
Quail and Pheasants. The old camping place below the dam is now open. It looks 
really birdy, going to try to check it out when I go that way. Found a flock of 
Clay-colored Sparrows along with many others I had gotten out west. 


A note of interest for people going out there. Cell phone reception is now 
available in the area. Sometimes it goes off, but the ranger said they were 
working on that. No more driving half way to Boise City to make a call. 


Birds seen in the park

Osprey - with a trout
Turkey Vulture
Double-crested Cormorant 
Mississippi Kite
Canada Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Sharp-shined Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Scaled Quail
American Coot
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Eurasian Collered-dove
Mourning Dove
Common Poorwill
Great-horned Owl
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Common Ravin
Horned Lark
Cliff Swallow
Rock Wren
Berwick' Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Lazuli Bunting - very brightly colored male.
Blue Grosbeak
Western Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Bullock's Oriole
House Finch

Western Part of the county

Buffleheads
Prairie Falcon
Barn Swallow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
European Starling
Wilson's Warbler
American Kestrel
Common Yellowthroat
Red-tailed Hawk
Western Wood Peewee
Curved-billed Curlew
Logger Headed Shrike
Curved-billed Thrasher
House Sparrow
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Northern Bobwhite Quail
Swainson's Thrush






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Subject: Re: Nickel Preserve Spring Count today
From: john polo <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 20:50:20 -0500
Mia and John and Everyone Else,

I know most of y'all were thinking (hoping?) it was someone like Jimmy 
Woodard or Scott Loss or one of Oklahoma's other excellent birders who 
found that bird, but it was me.  ;) I'd bet one or two people might want 
to try to find it and so i want to give a location to look for it in. I 
was working the west and north boundary of the preserve today.

Earlier, i had told others it was close to the river and i was off a 
little bit. Searching on Google maps shows me that i was probably a mile 
off, with my guess about the river. Here are directions:

Once you get over the bridge from Eagle Bluff Resort and you come to the 
fork to take the main road into the preserve on your right and N 563 on 
left, i went left (north). I took that road and then turned onto the 
north boundary. The bird was on the north boundary road, in Google maps 
it's D4595, in the DeLorme Oklohoma Atlas and Gazeteer, it's E 651. The 
location is approximately "Sawmill Hollow". The approximate coordinates 
are 36.078648, -94.823419. There was a concrete slab water crossing with 
about an inch of water rushing over. Just west of the slab is a sharp 
bend in the road (which is what confused me initially about the 
location). The bird was on the north side of the road, right at the 
bend. (Sorry, Jim and Mark, for bad directions.)

I had stopped to pish at something i thought was a redstart, but 
couldn't see. That bird stayed back in trees that were well off the road 
and i started looking around at other birds. As i was looking around, 
something flew in and darted around in a bare tree. My initial guess was 
blackpoll, because i could see a lot of black and white and Stillwater 
has had a bunch of blackpolls lately. I never considered Black and White 
Warbler, because they usually seem to stay within their thickets, but 
blackpolls seem a little more adventurous and this area was a little 
more open. Then it paused long enough for me to say, what kind of 
blackpoll? There was more black in the head and the neck was all black, 
sort of like a bib. The bird perched on the bare branch of a dead tree 
and at that point, i started to step back to my car to get my camera. 
You can imagine how that worked out.

The overcast sky made it difficult to get at details, so i never saw the 
yellow spot on the lore, but rest of the bird was right on for a 
Black-throated Grey. It never made a vocalization while i was watching it.

Had lots of other cool birds today, but that one definitely was tops.

good birding,
john polo
stillwater