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Acorn Woodpecker,©Barry Kent Mackay

20 Oct SW Oklahoma Jackson County [ML2x ]
20 Oct Rock Wren NOC Campus this AM. [EUGENE YOUNG ]
20 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird ["Bostian, Kelly" ]
20 Oct Varner to speak tonight [William Diffin ]
20 Oct Costa's Hummingbird [Becky Hays ]
19 Oct Re: Anhinga at Sardis [Backwoods Boomtree ]
19 Oct Re: Panhandle trip [Chad Ellis ]
19 Oct Re: Anhinga at Sardis [ROBERT LAVAL ]
19 Oct Costa's Hummingbird News [Becky Hays ]
19 Oct Re: Anhinga at Sardis [Jan Dolph ]
18 Oct Panhandle trip [Larry Mays ]
18 Oct Reent Photos [Terry Mitchell ]
18 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird [Becky Hays ]
18 Oct Costa's Hummingbird - Yes [ML2x ]
18 Oct Re: Anhinga at Sardis [Backwoods Boomtree ]
18 Oct Anhinga at Sardis [Backwoods Boomtree ]
18 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird ["Curtis, Tom" ]
18 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird [Jonah Padberg ]
18 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird [Melinda Droege ]
18 Oct Stillwater - Yard Le Conte's Sparrow and other migrants [Scott Loss ]
18 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird [Jana Singletary ]
18 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird [Becky Hays ]
17 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird [Linda Adams ]
17 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird [Becky Hays ]
16 Oct Costa's Hummingbird [Becky Hays ]
15 Oct Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City [Steve Davis ]
15 Oct Recent Arrivals [Bill Carrell ]
15 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting? [Becky Hays ]
14 Oct Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City [Foundation Subscriber ]
14 Oct Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City [Larry Mays ]
14 Oct Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City [Janet Curth ]
14 Oct Re: Mystery Hummer in Claremore [Timothy O'Connell ]
14 Oct Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs [Becky Hays ]
14 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting? [John Hurd ]
13 Oct Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City [Larry Mays ]
13 Oct Re: Hummingbird [Linda Adams ]
14 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting? [EUGENE YOUNG ]
13 Oct winter sparrows/Midwest City [Jimmy Woodard ]
13 Oct Mystery Hummer in Claremore [Mike ]
13 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting? [Mike ]
13 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting? [Diana Pond ]
13 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting? [Ellie Womack ]
13 Oct Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting? [Doug Wood ]
13 Oct Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting? [Mike ]
13 Oct Re: Trinidad/Tobago Birding Trip [Jim Deming ]
13 Oct Trinidad/Tobago Birding Trip [Mia Revels ]
13 Oct John Polo [Doug Wood ]
13 Oct Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs [Chad Ellis ]
13 Oct Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs [Becky Hays ]
13 Oct Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs [Chad Ellis ]
13 Oct Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs [Doug Wood ]
12 Oct Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs [Bill Adams ]
12 Oct Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs [Becky Hays ]
12 Oct Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs [Patricia Seibert ]
12 Oct Costa's Hummingbird [Terry Mitchell ]
12 Oct Re: Hummingbird [Ellie Womack ]
12 Oct FW: eBird Report - Shell Lake, Oct 12, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
12 Oct Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs [Jimmy Woodard ]
12 Oct Re: Hummingbird [David Arbour ]
12 Oct Re: Hummingbird [Marilyn Loyd ]
12 Oct Re: Hummingbird [Becky Hays ]
11 Oct Re: Good Bird at Lake Hefner [Chad Ellis ]
11 Oct Good Bird at Lake Hefner [Chad Ellis ]
11 Oct Re: Hummingbird [John Hurd ]
11 Oct Re: Hummingbird [Deanne McKinney ]
11 Oct Re: Hummingbird [Mike Ludewig ]
11 Oct Hummingbird [Rebecca Hays ]
11 Oct Turkey vultures [Jan Dolph ]
10 Oct Re: Prairie Dog Point cleanup [Mary Tate ]
10 Oct Fall 2014 OOS meeting - last minute scheduling details [Timothy O'Connell ]
10 Oct Prairie Dog Point cleanup [Henthorn1 ]
8 Oct Say's Phoebe - Jackson Co [John Ault ]
8 Oct Prairie Dog Point cleanup Thursday October 9th [Sharon Henthorn ]
8 Oct Red Slough today [David Arbour ]
8 Oct Re: Swainson's Hawks [Patti Muzny ]
8 Oct Swainson's Hawks [Deanne McKinney ]

Subject: SW Oklahoma Jackson County
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:15:40 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Kurt Meisenzahl and I birded south of Eldorado today for a few hours. The 
highlight 

was finding a 1st year male Vermillion Flycatcher and the lowlights were not 
finding 

a Pyrrhuloxia or Verdin. Here’s a list of species seen.....locations posted 
to Ebird. 


Vermillion Flycatcher
Black-crested Titmouse
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Spotted Towhee
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Greater Roadrunner
Northern Bobwhite
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Phoebe
Belted Kingfisher
Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Harrier
American Kestrel
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Eastern and Western Meadowlark
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
Lawton
Subject: Rock Wren NOC Campus this AM.
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:04:32 +0000
FYI,

There was a Rock Wren on the NOC campus today. There had been a Carolina Wren 
last week hanging out about every day in the circle drive. As I was walking 
back to the Science Building, that's what I was expecting when I saw a wren 
walking around by the window, picking up insects. But as I got to within a few 
feet, passing it off, it flew in front of me to the other window and called and 
landed, I recognized it was a Rock Wren. It landed on the building, and 
proceeded to fly and land other portions of the building, grabbing insects. It 
flew to the top of the Science bldg., I played it's song, it landed on the 
ground, scolded, about 4 ft from me, and students came out of the bldg. and the 
bird flew toward the se, near the Kinzer Performing Arts Center building. This 
all occurred about 10 min ago. 


Gene

Eugene A. Young
Editor, Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society


Agriculture, Science & Engineering
1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310
Phone: 580-628-6482
Fax: 580-628-6209
E-Mail: Eugene.Young AT noc.edu
E-mail: youngg6264 AT yahoo.com
Website: www.noc.edu
OOS Website: http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/oos/index.htm


Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: "Bostian, Kelly" <Kelly.Bostian AT TULSAWORLD.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:10:43 +0000
Thanks for updates, sharing your lawn. Here's link to the Tulsa World 
story/video if you haven't seen it. 



http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/outdoors/birdwatch/rarely-seen-hummingbird-blows-into-sand-springs-area/article_6bba035d-eefb-5e28-ab45-2b1f0d78579b.html 


Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com
office | 918 581 8357
mobile | 918 231 1385
fax | 918 581 8353
315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
twitter |  AT kellybostian
blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian
email | kelly.bostian AT tulsaworld.com

________________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Becky Hays 
[rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM] 

Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 8:33 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird

The Costa's was in the chaste trees this morning shaking off the rain. He did 
not seem to mind sharing his perch with the cardinals, Carolina chickadees, 
ruby-crowned kinglet, tufted titmice and a warbler. 


Becky
Subject: Varner to speak tonight
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:16:23 -0500
Hi Birders,
Nadine Varner will be the presenter at tonight's meeting of the Oklahoma
City Audubon Society. She will be sharing behind the scenes photos taken
during eight years at the Oklahoma City Zoo where she is a bird keeper.
Before coming to OKC, Nadine worked at the Sutton Avian Research Center in
Bartlesville, at the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis and at the St Louis
Zoo. She has banded birds in Alaska, Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Oklahoma.
Very few people have seen so many birds at such close quarters from all
over the world. Bird exhibits at the OKC Zoo are beautiful and diverse,
around 117 species. Nadine and her coworkers have an outstanding record of
breeding rare and endangered birds. If you are interested in a list of
their achievements, read the Bird Collection section here,
http://www.okczoo.com/animals-plants/.
Please join us for an interesting evening with the most knowledgeable and
experienced bird keeper any of us are likely to meet. The location is at
the Will Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Building, 3400 NW 36th St, at the
intersection of I-44 and NW 36th. Time is 7 to 9 pm. We look forward to
seeing you there.

Bill Diffin
OKC Audubon President
Subject: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:33:48 -0500
The Costa's was in the chaste trees this morning shaking off the rain. He did 
not seem to mind sharing his perch with the cardinals, Carolina chickadees, 
ruby-crowned kinglet, tufted titmice and a warbler. 


Becky
Subject: Re: Anhinga at Sardis
From: Backwoods Boomtree <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:57:50 -0500
Sardis Lake is near Clayton, OK. Here is a link to the Anhinga species map from 
eBird; listserv wouldn't let me attach it. 
http://www.okcoinandauction.com/pics/birds/anhinga_sightings.jpg 


The large red marker is where I twice saw the Anhinga. The smaller red marker 
north of Hartshorne is a sighting by Dennis Graham on 9-26 of this year. 


These are the only two entries for an Anhinga in eBird for this area of the 
state, for all years and seasons. I'm curious if we sighted the same 
individual. 


It seems there are not many birders in this area. Entries into eBird are 
extremely scant. 

Subject: Re: Panhandle trip
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:39:59 -0500
Friday was an amazing day. I added 5 life birds: Western Screech-Owl, Golden 
Eagle, Bushtit, Scaled Quail, and a Virginia Rail at Keys WTP. 


I added 14 to my Oklahoma list, and 22 to my state year list.

A very good day!

Chad Ellis

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 18, 2014, at 9:04 PM, Larry Mays  wrote:
> 
> Greetings!
> Made a fast run up to Cimarron County on Thursday. Met up with Chad and Bob 
Ellis at Boise City. Birded all day Friday. Here's a list of the high grade 
stuff: 

>   Western Grebe; 3 at Lake Etling
> Red-breasted Nuthatch; 1 in some pines west of Boise City, and 1 at the 
cemetery 

>   Mountain Bluebird;  several hundred in numerous places
> Townsend's Solitaire; Several around--could be another big year for this 
species. 

>   Sage Thrasher;  1 below the dam at Lake Etling
>   Mountain Chickadee;  1 in the canyonlands west of the park
>   Pine Siskin;  lots around the state park
>   Cassin's Finch;  3 below the dam
>   
> On the way back home today, I stopped at Guymon where I birded Thompson Park. 
Found 3 more Red-breasted Nuthatches there. Not a lot of birds on the lake, and 
not too many in the trees, but I did spot an Orange-crowned Warbler among the 
foragers. 

> At the campground below the dam at Optima I got into a very nice run of small 
birds: 

> Winter Wren; foraging in the thick weeds there. Couldn't get a good photo 
until I thought to play a recording of its song. The bird came literally to my 
feet! 

> White-throated Sparrow; 1 bird in a big mixed flock of White-crowned 
Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Lincoln Sparrows, and Spotted Towhees. 

>    Townsend's Solitaire: 1 in the campground.
> We were speculating on the possibility of an irruption year for some of those 
mountain species. I can think of a few I would love to see along about 
Christmas Count time. 

> Stopped at Evans Chambers Lake, near Slapout where I found a fourth Western 
Grebe. Jimmy Woodard had one there last year--same bird? 

>    Regards to all
>    Larry Mays
>    Newcastle
Subject: Re: Anhinga at Sardis
From: ROBERT LAVAL <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:36:14 -0500
I fished Sardis Lake for many years.  I remember seeing a single Anhinga in 
two separate years but can't remember what month it was in.  It would have 
been in the late 90s, probably late Summer.

BOB LAVAL
20367 PINE MTN. LP.
HEAVENER, OK 74937
918 653 7921 
Subject: Costa's Hummingbird News
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:29:03 -0500
I observed the Costa's this morning perched on a bare branch in the chaste tree 
and feeding at the back feeder. He then appeared to roll around in a patch of 
leaves in the chaste tree for his morning bath. 


He also made the papers. You can see a video at TulsaWorldTV.com and an article 
was also in the print addition. 


Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Anhinga at Sardis
From: Jan Dolph <russetdm AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:43:48 -0500
Please give the closest town you are talking about.

Jan Dolph
Oklahoma City, OK   

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Backwoods Boomtree
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:23 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Anhinga at Sardis

I'm sorry, that was a typo. The dates were the 14th and 16th. On the 14th, I 
saw the bird in the morning at 8:55. On the 16th, I saw it around 6pm. 


Russ
Subject: Panhandle trip
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:04:49 -0500
Greetings!
Made a fast run up to Cimarron County on Thursday.  Met up with Chad and
Bob Ellis at Boise City.  Birded all day Friday.  Here's a list of the high
grade stuff:
  Western Grebe; 3 at Lake Etling
  Red-breasted Nuthatch;  1 in some pines west of Boise City, and 1 at the
cemetery
  Mountain Bluebird;  several hundred in numerous places
  Townsend's Solitaire; Several around--could be another big year for this
species.
  Sage Thrasher;  1 below the dam at Lake Etling
  Mountain Chickadee;  1 in the canyonlands west of the park
  Pine Siskin;  lots around the state park
  Cassin's Finch;  3 below the dam

   On the way back home today,  I stopped at Guymon where I birded Thompson
Park.  Found 3 more Red-breasted Nuthatches there.  Not a lot of birds on
the lake,  and not too many in the trees,  but I did spot an Orange-crowned
Warbler among the foragers.
   At the campground below the dam at Optima I got into a very nice run of
small birds:
   Winter Wren;  foraging in the thick weeds there.  Couldn't get a good
photo until I     thought to play a recording of its song.  The bird came
literally to my feet!
   White-throated Sparrow; 1 bird in a big mixed flock of White-crowned
Sparrows,  Song Sparrows, Lincoln Sparrows,  and Spotted Towhees.
   Townsend's Solitaire: 1 in the campground.
    We were speculating on the possibility of  an irruption year for some
of those mountain species.  I can think of a few I would love to see along
about Christmas Count time.
    Stopped at Evans Chambers Lake,  near Slapout where I found a fourth
Western Grebe.  Jimmy Woodard had one there last year--same bird?
   Regards to all
   Larry Mays
   Newcastle
Subject: Reent Photos
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:40:29 -0500
Here’s a link to a few photos from today including Sedge Wren, Flicker, 
Yellow-rumped Warbler a interesting shot of a Franklin’s gulls tongue if care 
to look. Thanks Terry. 


http://upload.pbase.com/ttownvstrom/recent_photos

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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:37:14 -0500
I have had several requests to keep posting and to give the directions again.

I watched the hummer this evening so he is still hanging around. Hope you get a 
chance to see him. 


My address is 237 Old Towne Rd, Sand Springs. GPS is often not accurate here 
but if you check some of the ebird posts you may find a good location listing. 


Go 5 miles west of Sand Springs on Hwy 412. Take the 177th Street exit. Go 
north. At the second stop sign ( about 2.5 miles) the road is renamed to Old 
Towne Rd. Continue north about one half mile. Shell Lake should be on your 
right (east). My house is the 6th house on the left past the second stop sign. 
There is a large white Roadtrek van in the drive. The numbers 237 are on the 
brick mailbox which is across the street from the house. 


The road is rather narrow. Please pull into the driveway or pull off the road 
across the street in the vacant field. 


Hope he sticks around.  Call if you get lost.

Becky Hays

918-241-8411
Subject: Costa's Hummingbird - Yes
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:38:22 -0500
Hello Becky,

Keep posting.  It was your postings that allowed us to come up for your 
gracious hospitality today.
Thank you so much for sharing such a cool find.  It was goodest to meet you 
today.

Mary and Lou Truex
Lawton
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net



-----Original Message----- 
From: Becky Hays
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:17 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird

Roll call - HERE!

Everyone is probably getting tired of hearing the morning report so I will 
stop posting unless the Costa's is NOT here.

Becky Hays 
Subject: Re: Anhinga at Sardis
From: Backwoods Boomtree <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:22:37 -0500
I'm sorry, that was a typo. The dates were the 14th and 16th. On the 14th, I 
saw the bird in the morning at 8:55. On the 16th, I saw it around 6pm. 


Russ
Subject: Anhinga at Sardis
From: Backwoods Boomtree <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:01:46 -0500
Howdy all. I just joined the listserv yesterday.

I saw an Anhinga at the Buffalo Creek bridge on Sardis Lake the 16th and again 
on the 18th. I know nothing of this bird, other than what I read online, and 
I'm baffled why it would be here right now. It has been quite cool. 


I noticed in eBird, another birder saw an Anhinga NW of Sardis the last week of 
this Sept. Here are my notes from my sightings, which you can find on eBird. I 
thought I was close enough to get a picture with my phone on the 16th, but alas 
it appeared as nothing more than a blob. 


10-14

Lots of white on the back. Long, slender fully yellow bill. Observed with 
binoculars at a close distance for 5 minutes. Although similar in posture and 
shape, it was certainly not a double-breasted cormorant. Perched on a stump in 
the water. 


10-16

Second time in the last couple of days I've seen this bird at Buffalo Creek. 
This time, it flew in from the east and landed on the east side of the bridge. 
Long, slender yellow bill told me this Anhinga is still here. Observed it 
feeding underwater. Would stay submerged an extremely long time, perhaps a 
minute or more. 


Thanks.
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: "Curtis, Tom" <tom.curtis AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:32:32 +0000
Hi, Becky

I did not think I would get a chance to come see your pet, but it looks like 
tomorrow is possible. If it still is there, can you repeat the directions. 
Appreciate the updates. 


Thanks,
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Becky Hays
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:18 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird

Roll call - HERE!

Everyone is probably getting tired of hearing the morning report so I will stop 
posting unless the Costa's is NOT here. 


Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Jonah Padberg <jonah.padberg AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:00:26 -0500
Hi, 

My little brother, dad and I would like to see the Hummingbird tomorrow 
morning, what is the earliest we could come? 


--Jonah
Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 18, 2014, at 8:17 AM, Becky Hays  wrote:
> 
> Roll call - HERE!
> 
> Everyone is probably getting tired of hearing the morning report so I will 
stop posting unless the Costa's is NOT here. 

> 
> Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:14:03 -0400
Yes, I am living for these reports!  When I get back from grandkids in TN
first thing I want to do is see the Costa's!

Melinda Droege

On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 10:27 AM, Jana Singletary <
jssingletary AT sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I, for one, am not getting tired of your daily reports.  In fact, I look
> forward to them everyday.  :)
>
> Jana Singletary
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Oct 18, 2014, at 8:17 AM, Becky Hays  wrote:
> >
> > Roll call - HERE!
> >
> > Everyone is probably getting tired of hearing the morning report so I
> will stop posting unless the Costa's is NOT here.
> >
> > Becky Hays
>
Subject: Stillwater - Yard Le Conte's Sparrow and other migrants
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:00:07 -0500
There were lots of birds moving southward over our yard this morning until
around 9:00 am. Highlights included >100 cormorants, >20 Pine Siskins
(probably many more - but I only ID'd those that gave flight calls), >20
Yellow-rumped Warblers, and handfuls of Blue Jays, Robins, Red-winged
Blackbirds, and Common Grackles.

IN the yard, there were my first of season Juncos, Chipping Sparrows, and
the best bird, a Le Conte's Sparrow, our 140th yard bird, and the best view
I've ever had of this species. I flushed it out of the grass behind our
fence and it perched in a shrub for almost 2 minutes allowing me to snap a
few decent photos.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Jana Singletary <jssingletary AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:27:46 -0500
I, for one, am not getting tired of your daily reports. In fact, I look forward 
to them everyday. :) 


Jana Singletary


Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 18, 2014, at 8:17 AM, Becky Hays  wrote:
> 
> Roll call - HERE!
> 
> Everyone is probably getting tired of hearing the morning report so I will 
stop posting unless the Costa's is NOT here. 

> 
> Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:17:47 -0500
Roll call - HERE!

Everyone is probably getting tired of hearing the morning report so I will stop 
posting unless the Costa's is NOT here. 


Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Linda Adams <lindafay AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:46:44 -0500
Thanks for keeping us updated every day, Becky.

Linda Adams


-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Becky Hays
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 7:36 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird

Costa's update - still here, same feeding patterns.

Becky
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:36:00 -0500
Costa's update - still here, same feeding patterns.

Becky
Subject: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:03:54 -0500
The Costa's hummingbird continues to feed at the front or back feeder and hang 
out in the chase trees. 


Becky Hays
Subject: Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City
From: Steve Davis <spd8109 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:32:59 -0500
We had a couple of FOS juncos in our yard in north central OKC today.
--steve d and mary l
On Oct 13, 2014 6:57 PM, "Jimmy Woodard"  wrote:

>                                 We just had our first of fall adult
> White-crowned Sparrow and a Fox Sparrow in the backyard.
>
>
>
>
>
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>
>                 Midwest City, OK
>
Subject: Recent Arrivals
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:26:25 -0500
Hello All,

            A list of new arrivals seen in the last few days: At Oxley,
White-Throated, Song, Swamp and White-Crowned Sparrows, Eastern Towhee,
Winter Wren and Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. At Yahola, Redhead, Ruddy Duck,
American Wigeon, Horned Grebe and Bonaparte's Gull. Also saw a Junco at the
apartments on Sunday.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:53:10 -0500
I have seen the Costa's this morning at the feeder in the front of the house 
and in the chaste trees on the south side. He is still receiving visitors. 


Becky
Subject: Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:11:32 -0400
Mitch Park report on fall sparrows- clay colored, white crown, Lincoln, vesper, 
and chipping SO FAR! White crown and Lincoln are the most plentiful. Looking 
forward to the others arriving. Hal Yocum 


---- Larry Mays  wrote: 
>   Jan (et al),  I only noticed the cockleburs because I waded through
> them,  and garnered a few for unintended decoration.
>   I think I read somewhere that the cocklebur was a staple in the diet of
> the Carolina Parakeet.
> 
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Janet Curth  wrote:
> 
> > cockleburs? I have a bumper crop of long-spined sticker grass. Do any of
> > the below-mentioned birds EAT them? surely not.  Or was the cocklebur
> > comment just a random thought?
> >
> > Jan Curth
> > Prue Road
> >
> > On Oct 13, 2014, at 10:11 PM, Larry Mays  wrote:
> >
> >   John Hurd and I birded the deep weeds around the Hefner canal inlet
> > yesterday evening (after a run up to Sand Springs to see the hummingbird),
> > and had tons of  LBJs,  including Common Yellowthroats, Lincoln's
> > Sparrows,  Song Sparrows, Clay-colored Sparrows,  Savannah Sparrows,
> > White-crowned Sparrows,  a Vesper Sparrow,  a Swamp Sparrow,  a couple
> > Marsh Wrens,  a very possible Sedge Wren,  and a Sora.  The cockleburs have
> > produced  a bumper crop.
> >   Larry Mays
> >   Newcastle
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> >
> >>                                 We just had our first of fall adult
> >> White-crowned Sparrow and a Fox Sparrow in the backyard.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>                 Jimmy Woodard
> >>
> >>                 Midwest City, OK
> >>
> >
> >
> >
Subject: Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:20:50 -0500
  Jan (et al),  I only noticed the cockleburs because I waded through
them,  and garnered a few for unintended decoration.
  I think I read somewhere that the cocklebur was a staple in the diet of
the Carolina Parakeet.

On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Janet Curth  wrote:

> cockleburs? I have a bumper crop of long-spined sticker grass. Do any of
> the below-mentioned birds EAT them? surely not.  Or was the cocklebur
> comment just a random thought?
>
> Jan Curth
> Prue Road
>
> On Oct 13, 2014, at 10:11 PM, Larry Mays  wrote:
>
>   John Hurd and I birded the deep weeds around the Hefner canal inlet
> yesterday evening (after a run up to Sand Springs to see the hummingbird),
> and had tons of  LBJs,  including Common Yellowthroats, Lincoln's
> Sparrows,  Song Sparrows, Clay-colored Sparrows,  Savannah Sparrows,
> White-crowned Sparrows,  a Vesper Sparrow,  a Swamp Sparrow,  a couple
> Marsh Wrens,  a very possible Sedge Wren,  and a Sora.  The cockleburs have
> produced  a bumper crop.
>   Larry Mays
>   Newcastle
>
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
>
>>                                 We just had our first of fall adult
>> White-crowned Sparrow and a Fox Sparrow in the backyard.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>                 Jimmy Woodard
>>
>>                 Midwest City, OK
>>
>
>
>
Subject: Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City
From: Janet Curth <jgcurth AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:37:38 -0500
cockleburs? I have a bumper crop of long-spined sticker grass. Do any of the 
below-mentioned birds EAT them? surely not. Or was the cocklebur comment just a 
random thought? 


Jan Curth
Prue Road

On Oct 13, 2014, at 10:11 PM, Larry Mays  wrote:

> John Hurd and I birded the deep weeds around the Hefner canal inlet yesterday 
evening (after a run up to Sand Springs to see the hummingbird), and had tons 
of LBJs, including Common Yellowthroats, Lincoln's Sparrows, Song Sparrows, 
Clay-colored Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, a Vesper 
Sparrow, a Swamp Sparrow, a couple Marsh Wrens, a very possible Sedge Wren, and 
a Sora. The cockleburs have produced a bumper crop. 

>   Larry Mays
>   Newcastle
> 
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> We just had our first of fall adult White-crowned Sparrow and a Fox Sparrow 
in the backyard. 

> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>                 Jimmy Woodard
> 
>                 Midwest City, OK
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Mystery Hummer in Claremore
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:10:31 -0500
But for the tail tip extending past the wings, the short thin bill on this bird 
had me thinking Calliope. I'm leaning toward Selasphorus hummer too; assuming 
Rufous based on how stick-straight the bill is. (Sibley presents Allen's as 
very slightly decurved.) Keep an eye out for it! 

~tim


On Oct 13, 2014, at 6:50 PM, Mike wrote:

> Well, as I sat here reading (and replying) to the Costa hummer posting, my 
wife yelled at me to look at the mystery hummer sitting on our feeder at 
5:30pm. Long story, short, Im pathetic on hummer identifications, but Im 
pretty sure its no Costa, but perhaps a very tired Rufous. I took a few 
pictures (through the window), but they are very bad as the available light at 
5:30 in the rain only allowed shutter speeds of 1/20-to 1/25 sec (may have 
gotten one at 1/60 trying to use the flash); all are handheld using my 400/f5.6 
lens. 

>  
> I would appreciate any comments/identification you can share  I posted the 
pictures on flicr (which, at this time, I dont have a clue how to use). 
Anyway, here is the link: 

>  
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/87435777 AT N05/with/15506764796/
>  
> Thanks for the help
>  
> Mike Ludewig
> Claremore
>  
> PS The other shot is a Sora that I apparently posted some time ago (dont 
even remember, dont you just love getting old!) 

> 
> 
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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:01:12 -0500
The Costa's is still here this morning Tuesday Oct 14.

Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
From: John Hurd <jackhurd AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:33:56 -0600
Hi All,
In addition,If Becky Hays wouldn't mind more visits an article in ABA/ebird on 
her Costa's find would interest birders/listers especially if it stays. 


Thank you Becky Hays for your hospitality!
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:48:22 +0000
From: EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU









First, thanks to Doug for mentioning the significance of writing up this record 
for the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society. 


 
I would like to add the following: there is an overlap between the OBRC and the 
Bulletin when it comes to documentation of Oklahomas birds. Historically, 

 many bird records were published in the Bulletin. In these old days (before 
internet, lol) there were many sight records of birds and many of these 
records never made it to the masses of birdwatchers for others to see. As 
bird watching increased 

 in popularity, many ornithological societies developed phone hotlines which 
resulted in a larger quantity of sight records that needed evaluation. States 
developed BRCs and records being submitted to BRCs became the norm, especially 
for all of these 

 sight records. At the same time cameras were getting better and better, and 
then the internet developedand away with phone hot-lines and in comes 
list serves and now we have eBird. The result, we probably have more valid 
documented records of 

 birds that are seen by many more observers, but the historical context of 
such sightings, the potential conservation impacts, the potential expansion of 
new ranges, etc. are never discussedthe record may or may not even make it to 
a BRCwhile the pictures 

 may, a write-up may not exist. And if it does, while BRCs are archived, to 
actually obtain the record, images, etc. can sometimes take considerable time, 
especially when housed in museums (which seems to be a common standard). 


 
Historically, in the
Bulletin there were new records reported based on observations, photographs, 
and specimens. In many respects, the camera and documentation with photographs 
has become our new specimen collection, just about anyone can collect 
quality images for 

 ID purposes. As a result, of the data overload we often see nowwe often 
forget the scientific significance of recordswe dont submit records to BRCs 
figuring someone else will. 

 
Thus, I would like to encourage all of you to consider publishing some of your 
records, especially the novice birdwatcher. If you have evidence (specimen 

 or photo) for a record consider submitting it for publication and allow it to 
be used as the template for your OBRC report or vice-versa. For many 
birdwatchers there can be considerable excitement when you begin to examine 
your unique record as it relates 

 to OK or nearby states, maybe even the Great Plains, or even North America 
avian distributions in general. 

 
As an example, while this may be the first Costas for OK, there are at least 4 
records for KS. The first was from a specimen found dead in a yard near Sharon 

 Springs (Wallace Co., western KS). A second record was from Lawrence (ne KS), 
it was banded and released on 5 Nov 1993. A third was seen in central KS in Aug 
2005, and a fourth was photographed in the same year on 27 September from 
Manhattan (northern Flint 

 Hills) (Birds of KS, Thompson et al. 2011). Thus, it would appear that OKs 
first record would be right on schedule. 

 
The
Bulletin is the peer-reviewed scientific publication of the OOS, for OOS 
members, and there is nothing that precludes members (or non-members) from 
publishing in it. Im here to help with the processso if you have any 
questionssend me a note. 

 
Hope to hear from you!
Gene 

 

Eugene A. Young
Editor, Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society

 
Agriculture, Science & Engineering
1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310
Phone: 580-628-6482
Fax: 580-628-6209
E-Mail:
Eugene.Young AT noc.edu
E-mail:
youngg6264 AT yahoo.com
Website:
www.noc.edu
OOS Website:
http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/oos/index.htm
 
 

 


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU]
On Behalf Of Doug Wood

Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 1:37 PM

To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?


 
Hi Mike, it has been noticed, albeit not mentioned on the list serve that this 
is likely the first record for Costas in Oklahoma. Joe Grzybowski at the OBRC 

 can confirm this. It should also be noted that this record needs to be written 
up for publication in the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society if it 
is a first record (and frankly even if it is the second!). The official OBRC 
checklist can be accessed 

 on the Oklahoma Ornithological Society website link here 
(http://www.okbirds.org/obrc-official-checklist.htm). It is a pdf file. If you 
cant get the pdf, let me know and I can email you a 

 copy. As for a press release, I would be cautious to proceed with that unless 
Becky Hays is ok with that given it is on her private property. Doug. 

 
 


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU]
On Behalf Of Mike

Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 11:55 AM

To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

Subject: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?


 



Have I missed something or has someone already noted that this appears to be 
the first Costas ever seen in the state of Oklahoma? 




 


I couldnt follow the Tulsa Audubon link to the Oklahoma Birds Record Committee 
(kept freezing up my computer), but I was able to access a list from 
Wikipedia which doesnt 

 show the Costas ... is this correct? If so, perhaps someone could prepare a 
short statement/announcement which the Tulsa/Oklahoma City TV stations might 
pick-up (Tulsa Outdoor Writer Kelly Bostian would probably be interested). 




 


Still recovering from egg on the face


Mike Ludewig


Claremore







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Subject: Re: winter sparrows/Midwest City
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:11:45 -0500
  John Hurd and I birded the deep weeds around the Hefner canal inlet
yesterday evening (after a run up to Sand Springs to see the hummingbird),
and had tons of  LBJs,  including Common Yellowthroats, Lincoln's
Sparrows,  Song Sparrows, Clay-colored Sparrows,  Savannah Sparrows,
White-crowned Sparrows,  a Vesper Sparrow,  a Swamp Sparrow,  a couple
Marsh Wrens,  a very possible Sedge Wren,  and a Sora.  The cockleburs have
produced  a bumper crop.
  Larry Mays
  Newcastle

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

>                                 We just had our first of fall adult
> White-crowned Sparrow and a Fox Sparrow in the backyard.
>
>
>
>
>
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>
>                 Midwest City, OK
>
Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: Linda Adams <lindafay AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:24:30 -0500
Thanks for welcoming all of us.  It was a treat to see the hummer.

Linda Adams


-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Becky Hays
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2014 7:53 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Hummingbird

I have had several requests to see the hummer.  You are welcome to come by.

The hummer is here this morning at 7:30  

My address is 237 Old Towne Rd, Sand Springs. GPS is often not accurate here. 
It will take you too far north. 


Go 5 miles west of Sand Springs on Hwy 412. Take the 177th Street exit. Go 
north. At the second stop sign ( about 2.5 miles) the road is renamed to Old 
Towne Rd. Continue north about on half mile. Shell Lake should be on your right 
(east). My house is the 6th house on the left past the second stop sign. There 
is a large white Roadtrek van in the drive. The numbers 237 are on the brick 
mailbox which is across the street from the house. 


The road is rather narrow. Please pull into the driveway or pull off the road 
across the street in the vacant field. 


Hope he sticks around.  Call if you get lost.



Rebecca (Becky) Hays

918-241-8411
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:48:22 +0000
First, thanks to Doug for mentioning the significance of writing up this record 
for the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society. 


I would like to add the following: there is an overlap between the OBRC and the 
Bulletin when it comes to “documentation” of Oklahoma’s birds. 
Historically, many “bird records” were published in the Bulletin. In these 
old days (before internet, lol) there were many “sight” records of birds 
and many of these records never made it to the “masses” of birdwatchers for 
others to see. As bird watching increased in popularity, many ornithological 
societies developed “phone hotlines” which resulted in a larger quantity of 
sight records that needed “evaluation.” States developed BRCs and records 
being submitted to BRCs became the norm, especially for all of these “sight 
records.” At the same time cameras were getting better and better, and then 
the “internet” developed…and away with “phone hot-lines” and in comes 
“list serves” and now we have eBird. The result, we probably have “more 
valid documented records” of birds that are seen by “many more 
observers,” but the historical context of such sightings, the potential 
conservation impacts, the potential expansion of new ranges, etc. are never 
discussed…the record may or may not even make it to a BRC…while the 
pictures may, a write-up may not exist. And if it does, while BRC’s are 
archived, to actually obtain the record, images, etc. can sometimes take 
considerable time, especially when housed in museums (which seems to be a 
common standard). 


Historically, in the Bulletin there were new records reported based on 
observations, photographs, and specimens. In many respects, the camera and 
documentation with photographs has become our new “specimen” collection, 
“just about anyone” can collect quality images for ID purposes. As a 
result, of the “data” overload we often see now…we often forget the 
scientific significance of records…we don’t submit records to BRCs figuring 
someone else will. 


Thus, I would like to encourage all of you to consider publishing some of your 
records, especially the novice birdwatcher. If you have “evidence” 
(specimen or photo) for a record consider submitting it for publication and 
allow it to be used as the template for your OBRC report or vice-versa. For 
many birdwatchers there can be considerable excitement when you begin to 
examine “your unique” record as it relates to OK or nearby states, maybe 
even the Great Plains, or even North America avian distributions in general. 


As an example, while this may be the first Costa’s for OK, there are at least 
4 records for KS. The first was from a specimen found dead in a yard near 
Sharon Springs (Wallace Co., western KS). A second record was from Lawrence (ne 
KS), it was banded and released on 5 Nov 1993. A third was seen in central KS 
in Aug 2005, and a fourth was photographed in the same year on 27 September 
from Manhattan (northern Flint Hills) (Birds of KS, Thompson et al. 2011). 
Thus, it would appear that OKs first record would be right on schedule. 


The Bulletin is the peer-reviewed scientific publication of the OOS, for OOS 
members, and there is nothing that precludes members (or non-members) from 
publishing in it. I’m here to help with the process…so if you have any 
questions…send me a note. 


Hope to hear from you!
Gene

Eugene A. Young
Editor, Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society

Agriculture, Science & Engineering
1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310
Phone: 580-628-6482
Fax: 580-628-6209
E-Mail: Eugene.Young AT noc.edu
E-mail: youngg6264 AT yahoo.com
Website: www.noc.edu
OOS Website: http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/oos/index.htm



From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Doug Wood
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 1:37 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?

Hi Mike, it has been noticed, albeit not mentioned on the list serve that this 
is likely the first record for Costa’s in Oklahoma. Joe Grzybowski at the 
OBRC can confirm this. It should also be noted that this record needs to be 
written up for publication in the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological 
Society if it is a first record (and frankly even if it is the second!). The 
official OBRC checklist can be accessed on the Oklahoma Ornithological Society 
website link here (http://www.okbirds.org/obrc-official-checklist.htm). It is a 
pdf file. If you can’t get the pdf, let me know and I can email you a copy. 
As for a press release, I would be cautious to proceed with that unless Becky 
Hays is ok with that given it is on her private property. Doug. 



From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 11:55 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?

Have I missed something or has someone already noted that this appears to be 
the first Costa’s ever seen in the state of Oklahoma? 


I couldn’t follow the Tulsa Audubon link to the Oklahoma Birds Record 
Committee (kept “freezing” up my computer), but I was able to access “a 
list” from Wikipedia which doesn’t show the Costa’s ... is this correct? 
If so, perhaps someone could prepare a short statement/announcement which the 
Tulsa/Oklahoma City TV stations might pick-up (Tulsa Outdoor Writer Kelly 
Bostian would probably be interested). 


Still recovering from “egg on the face”
Mike Ludewig
Claremore


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Subject: winter sparrows/Midwest City
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:57:55 -0500
                                We just had our first of fall adult
White-crowned Sparrow and a Fox Sparrow in the backyard. 

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Mystery Hummer in Claremore
From: Mike <m.b.ludewig AT NETZERO.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:50:39 -0500
Well, as I sat here reading (and replying) to the Costa hummer posting, my wife 
yelled at me to look at the mystery hummer sitting on our feeder at 5:30pm. 
Long story, short, I’m pathetic on hummer identifications, but I’m pretty 
sure it’s no Costa, but perhaps a very tired Rufous. I took a few pictures 
(through the window), but they are very bad as the available light at 5:30 in 
the rain only allowed shutter speeds of 1/20-to 1/25 sec (may have gotten one 
at 1/60 trying to use the flash); all are handheld using my 400/f5.6 lens. 


I would appreciate any comments/identification you can share – I posted the 
pictures on flicr (which, at this time, I don’t have a clue how to use). 
Anyway, here is the link: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/87435777 AT N05/with/15506764796/

Thanks for the help

Mike Ludewig
Claremore

PS The “other” shot is a Sora that I apparently posted some time ago 
(don’t even remember, don’t you just love getting old!) 

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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
From: Mike <m.b.ludewig AT NETZERO.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:40:53 -0500
Thanks for the information. As to the press release, Doug makes a valid point 
– I guess I assumed that any press releases would only mention that a Costa 
sighting had been confirmed, not giving the particular location. And, Ellie, I 
think Oklahoma birding lost a most valuable resource when you didn’t renew 
your hummer banding permit and I hope that most Oklahoma birders got to spend 
some time with you during your banding as our “disbanded” Claremore bird 
club did several years ago! 


Keep on hummin’

Mike Ludewig
Claremore   

From: Ellie Womack 
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 4:47 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?

Ahem. I’m copying my October 12 note to OKBIRDS after seeing the Becky 
Hays’ original post with photos. At the time, there had been only a couple 
other replies. I did mention state record, and I had checked my Occurrence 
Guide, but Joe G. can confirm the actual status. Many things in my life have 
changed the last couple years, including non-renewal of my hummingbird banding 
permit, but don’t try to sneak hummingbird news past me – I have spies! 
Love it! 


Here goes:  
He’s gorgeous! Wouldn’t you know -- a state record hummer the season after 
I decided not to renew my banding permit. I’m so glad there are good photos 
and that lots of folks have been able to see this little guy. What a thrill. 

Ellie Womack
Grove (NE), OK

From: Doug Wood 
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 1:37 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?

Hi Mike, it has been noticed, albeit not mentioned on the list serve that this 
is likely the first record for Costa’s in Oklahoma. Joe Grzybowski at the 
OBRC can confirm this. It should also be noted that this record needs to be 
written up for publication in the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological 
Society if it is a first record (and frankly even if it is the second!). The 
official OBRC checklist can be accessed on the Oklahoma Ornithological Society 
website link here (http://www.okbirds.org/obrc-official-checklist.htm). It is a 
pdf file. If you can’t get the pdf, let me know and I can email you a copy. 
As for a press release, I would be cautious to proceed with that unless Becky 
Hays is ok with that given it is on her private property. Doug. 


 

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 11:55 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?

 

Have I missed something or has someone already noted that this appears to be 
the first Costa’s ever seen in the state of Oklahoma? 


 

I couldn’t follow the Tulsa Audubon link to the Oklahoma Birds Record 
Committee (kept “freezing” up my computer), but I was able to access “a 
list” from Wikipedia which doesn’t show the Costa’s ... is this correct? 
If so, perhaps someone could prepare a short statement/announcement which the 
Tulsa/Oklahoma City TV stations might pick-up (Tulsa Outdoor Writer Kelly 
Bostian would probably be interested). 


 

Still recovering from “egg on the face”

Mike Ludewig

Claremore



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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
From: Diana Pond <dianap38 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:06:57 -0500
Tuesday morning birders are going to see this guy tomorrow morning-is your 
company here yet? He's by shell lake in sand springs if you have any time to 
come see him! 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 13, 2014, at 4:47 PM, "Ellie Womack"  wrote:
> 
> Ahem. I’m copying my October 12 note to OKBIRDS after seeing the Becky 
Hays’ original post with photos. At the time, there had been only a couple 
other replies. I did mention state record, and I had checked my Occurrence 
Guide, but Joe G. can confirm the actual status. Many things in my life have 
changed the last couple years, including non-renewal of my hummingbird banding 
permit, but don’t try to sneak hummingbird news past me – I have spies! 
Love it! 

>  
> Here goes: 
> He’s gorgeous! Wouldn’t you know -- a state record hummer the season 
after I decided not to renew my banding permit. I’m so glad there are good 
photos and that lots of folks have been able to see this little guy. What a 
thrill. 

> Ellie Womack
> Grove (NE), OK
>  
> From: Doug Wood
> Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 1:37 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
>  
> Hi Mike, it has been noticed, albeit not mentioned on the list serve that 
this is likely the first record for Costa’s in Oklahoma. Joe Grzybowski at 
the OBRC can confirm this. It should also be noted that this record needs to be 
written up for publication in the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological 
Society if it is a first record (and frankly even if it is the second!). The 
official OBRC checklist can be accessed on the Oklahoma Ornithological Society 
website link here (http://www.okbirds.org/obrc-official-checklist.htm). It is a 
pdf file. If you can’t get the pdf, let me know and I can email you a copy. 
As for a press release, I would be cautious to proceed with that unless Becky 
Hays is ok with that given it is on her private property. Doug. 

>  
>  
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Mike
> Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 11:55 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
>  
> Have I missed something or has someone already noted that this appears to be 
the first Costa’s ever seen in the state of Oklahoma? 

>  
> I couldn’t follow the Tulsa Audubon link to the Oklahoma Birds Record 
Committee (kept “freezing” up my computer), but I was able to access “a 
list” from Wikipedia which doesn’t show the Costa’s ... is this correct? 
If so, perhaps someone could prepare a short statement/announcement which the 
Tulsa/Oklahoma City TV stations might pick-up (Tulsa Outdoor Writer Kelly 
Bostian would probably be interested). 

>  
> Still recovering from “egg on the face”
> Mike Ludewig
> Claremore
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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
From: Ellie Womack <e-womack AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:47:39 -0500
Ahem. I’m copying my October 12 note to OKBIRDS after seeing the Becky 
Hays’ original post with photos. At the time, there had been only a couple 
other replies. I did mention state record, and I had checked my Occurrence 
Guide, but Joe G. can confirm the actual status. Many things in my life have 
changed the last couple years, including non-renewal of my hummingbird banding 
permit, but don’t try to sneak hummingbird news past me – I have spies! 
Love it! 


Here goes:
He’s gorgeous! Wouldn’t you know -- a state record hummer the season after 
I decided not to renew my banding permit. I’m so glad there are good photos 
and that lots of folks have been able to see this little guy. What a thrill. 

Ellie Womack
Grove (NE), OK

From: Doug Wood
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 1:37 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?

Hi Mike, it has been noticed, albeit not mentioned on the list serve that this 
is likely the first record for Costa’s in Oklahoma. Joe Grzybowski at the 
OBRC can confirm this. It should also be noted that this record needs to be 
written up for publication in the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological 
Society if it is a first record (and frankly even if it is the second!). The 
official OBRC checklist can be accessed on the Oklahoma Ornithological Society 
website link here (http://www.okbirds.org/obrc-official-checklist.htm). It is a 
pdf file. If you can’t get the pdf, let me know and I can email you a copy. 
As for a press release, I would be cautious to proceed with that unless Becky 
Hays is ok with that given it is on her private property. Doug. 






From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 11:55 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?



Have I missed something or has someone already noted that this appears to be 
the first Costa’s ever seen in the state of Oklahoma? 




I couldn’t follow the Tulsa Audubon link to the Oklahoma Birds Record 
Committee (kept “freezing” up my computer), but I was able to access “a 
list” from Wikipedia which doesn’t show the Costa’s ... is this correct? 
If so, perhaps someone could prepare a short statement/announcement which the 
Tulsa/Oklahoma City TV stations might pick-up (Tulsa Outdoor Writer Kelly 
Bostian would probably be interested). 




Still recovering from “egg on the face”

Mike Ludewig

Claremore



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Subject: Re: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:37:25 +0000
Hi Mike, it has been noticed, albeit not mentioned on the list serve that this 
is likely the first record for Costa’s in Oklahoma. Joe Grzybowski at the 
OBRC can confirm this. It should also be noted that this record needs to be 
written up for publication in the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological 
Society if it is a first record (and frankly even if it is the second!). The 
official OBRC checklist can be accessed on the Oklahoma Ornithological Society 
website link here (http://www.okbirds.org/obrc-official-checklist.htm). It is a 
pdf file. If you can’t get the pdf, let me know and I can email you a copy. 
As for a press release, I would be cautious to proceed with that unless Becky 
Hays is ok with that given it is on her private property. Doug. 



From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 11:55 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?

Have I missed something or has someone already noted that this appears to be 
the first Costa’s ever seen in the state of Oklahoma? 


I couldn’t follow the Tulsa Audubon link to the Oklahoma Birds Record 
Committee (kept “freezing” up my computer), but I was able to access “a 
list” from Wikipedia which doesn’t show the Costa’s ... is this correct? 
If so, perhaps someone could prepare a short statement/announcement which the 
Tulsa/Oklahoma City TV stations might pick-up (Tulsa Outdoor Writer Kelly 
Bostian would probably be interested). 


Still recovering from “egg on the face”
Mike Ludewig
Claremore


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Subject: Costa's Hummingbird -- First Oklahoma Sighting?
From: Mike <m.b.ludewig AT NETZERO.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:54:41 -0500
Have I missed something or has someone already noted that this appears to be 
the first Costa’s ever seen in the state of Oklahoma? 


I couldn’t follow the Tulsa Audubon link to the Oklahoma Birds Record 
Committee (kept “freezing” up my computer), but I was able to access “a 
list” from Wikipedia which doesn’t show the Costa’s ... is this correct? 
If so, perhaps someone could prepare a short statement/announcement which the 
Tulsa/Oklahoma City TV stations might pick-up (Tulsa Outdoor Writer Kelly 
Bostian would probably be interested). 


Still recovering from “egg on the face”
Mike Ludewig
Claremore
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Subject: Re: Trinidad/Tobago Birding Trip
From: Jim Deming <birdbrain.jim AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:40:24 -0500
I have also been on this trip and agree that it is wonderful.

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 13, 2014, at 11:30 AM, Mia Revels  wrote:

> My friend and colleague Dr. Ragupathy Kannan asked me to post this 
information about a birding trip to Trinidad and Tobago that he is leading this 
spring. I have been on this trip and can say without reservation that it was 
WONDERFUL. Here are the details from Dr. Kannan: 

> 
> 
> 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

> Hi all, I will be leading a Trinidad & Tobago nature tour May 20-27, 2015, to 
raise funds for the Arkansas Audubon Society Trust, in which I serve as a 
trustee (I am doing a similar one to Belize in March, but that is full). This 
is part of the ongoing 90-for-90 fundraiser in honor of the 90th birthdays of 
Doug James, Art Johnson and Thurman Jordan, three long-time AAS stalwarts. 

> 
> Highlights of the Trinidad & Tobago tour include:
> 
> * Three nights in Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad, one of the most famous 
ecolodges in the world-- www.asawright.org 

> * Manakins, Bellbirds, Honeycreepers, Oropendolas, Euphonias, Tanagers, 
Toucans.....a rainbow of tropical birds from a comfortable veranda (while 
sipping rum punch!) 

> * About 10 species of hummingbirds, many hovering inches from your face!
> * Trek to a riverine cave to see the strange Oilbirds
> * Boating in Caroni Swamp to witness the spectacle of Scarlet Ibis coming to 
roost en masse 

> * Matura Beach night walk to encounter massive Leatherback Sea turtles 
nesting 

> * Three nights in Blue Waters Inn, Tobago, a delightful and luxurious 
beach-side resort -- www.bluewatersinn.com 

> * Hike to Little Tobago island to see 2 species of boobies, tropic birds, and 
other pelagics 

> * Snorkeling or Glass bottom boating in Batteaux Bay 
> * About 150-200 species of birds, including the Trinidad & Tobago 
endemic,Trinidad Motmot 

> 
> Cost excluding international airfare: About $1400 all inclusive. The tour 
involves comfortable accommodations for 7 nights, sumptuous food, and easy to 
moderate hikes in balmy tropical weather with temperatures usually in the 80s. 
This will be my 7th tour of Trinidad & Tobago. 

> 
> For detailed itinerary and other information, please contact me. Please 
indicate your background in birding and traveling, and any health-related 
concerns. 

> Cheers, 
> Kannan
> -------------------
> R. Kannan, Ph.D.,
> Professor of Biology
> University of Arkansas--Fort Smith
> Tel: 479.788.7616
> ragupathy.kannan AT uafs.edu
> 
> 
============================================================================== 

> Contact Dr. Kannan if you are interested!
> Thanks,
> Mia Revels
> Tahlequah, OK
> 
> -- 
> Mia Revels, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biology
> Northeastern State University
> 611 Grand Ave. 
> Tahlequah, Oklahoma
> (918) 444-3824
> revels AT nsuok.edu
> 
> 
> **CONFIDENTIALITY** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may contain 
confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any unauthorized 
disclosure or use of this information is prohibited. 
Subject: Trinidad/Tobago Birding Trip
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:30:10 -0500
My friend and colleague Dr. Ragupathy Kannan asked me to post this
information about a birding trip to Trinidad and Tobago that he is leading
this spring. I have been on this trip and can say without reservation that
it was WONDERFUL. Here are the details from Dr. Kannan:



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

Hi all, I will be leading a Trinidad & Tobago nature tour May 20-27, 2015,
to raise funds for the Arkansas Audubon Society Trust, in which I serve as
a trustee (I am doing a similar one to Belize in March, but that is full).
This is part of the ongoing 90-for-90 fundraiser in honor of the 90th
birthdays of Doug James, Art Johnson and Thurman Jordan, three long-time
AAS stalwarts.

Highlights of the Trinidad & Tobago tour include:

* Three nights in Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad, one of the most
famous ecolodges in the world-- www.asawright.org
* Manakins, Bellbirds, Honeycreepers, Oropendolas, Euphonias, Tanagers,
Toucans.....a rainbow of tropical birds from a comfortable veranda (while
sipping rum punch!)
* About 10 species of hummingbirds, many hovering inches from your face!
* Trek to a riverine cave to see the strange Oilbirds
* Boating in Caroni Swamp to witness the spectacle of Scarlet Ibis coming
to roost *en masse*
* Matura Beach night walk to encounter massive Leatherback Sea turtles
nesting
* Three nights in Blue Waters Inn, Tobago, a delightful and luxurious
beach-side resort -- www.bluewatersinn.com
* Hike to Little Tobago island to see 2 species of boobies, tropic birds,
and other pelagics
* Snorkeling or Glass bottom boating in Batteaux Bay
* About 150-200 species of birds, including the Trinidad & Tobago
endemic,Trinidad Motmot

Cost *excluding* international airfare: About $1400 all inclusive.  The
tour involves comfortable accommodations for 7 nights, sumptuous food, and
easy to moderate hikes in balmy tropical weather with temperatures usually
in the 80s.  This will be my 7th tour of Trinidad & Tobago.

For detailed itinerary and other information, please contact me.  Please
indicate your background in birding and traveling, and any health-related
concerns.
Cheers,
Kannan
-------------------
R. Kannan, Ph.D.,
Professor of Biology
University of Arkansas--Fort Smith
Tel: 479.788.7616
ragupathy.kannan AT uafs.edu

==============================================================================
Contact Dr. Kannan if you are interested!
Thanks,
Mia Revels
Tahlequah, OK

-- 
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: John Polo
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:21:25 +0000
John Polo, could you contact me off list (dwood AT se.edu), 
so I can send you more info on RGV trip in December? Thanks, Doug. 


Douglas R. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
PMB 4068
1405 N. 4th Ave
Durant, OK 74701-0609
dwood AT se.edu
580-745-2272

Subject: Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:41:13 -0500
Thank you!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 13, 2014, at 9:40 AM, Becky Hays  wrote:
> 
> The Costa's is still here this morning. Seems to be spending more time on the 
south side of the house than at the feeder. I have seen it chase away and be 
chased away by a ruby-throated hummer at the feeder. 

> 
> Becky Hays
> 
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:40:39 -0500
The Costa's is still here this morning. Seems to be spending more time on the 
south side of the house than at the feeder. I have seen it chase away and be 
chased away by a ruby-throated hummer at the feeder. 


Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:34:50 -0500
Has the Costa's been seen today? I am considering a run in the morning.

Chad ellis

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 13, 2014, at 8:20 AM, Doug Wood  wrote:
> 
> Just wanted to say thanks to Becky Hays for allowing birders to visit her 
yard and see the Costa's Hummingbird. My students and I really appreciated the 
opportunity. Doug. 

> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Becky Hays
> Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:03 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
> 
> The hummer continued to visit the feeder throughout the day but seemed to 
come less frequently later in the day. It was spending more time in the Texas 
chaste trees in the yard on the south side of the house feeding from the blooms 
and flying up to get bugs. It also visited the sage next to the south of the 
house. I watched it until dark. 

> 
> Visitors welcome. Please do not cross the property line to the south of the 
house. Feel free to go anywhere in my yard. 

> 
> Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:20:11 +0000
Just wanted to say thanks to Becky Hays for allowing birders to visit her yard 
and see the Costa's Hummingbird. My students and I really appreciated the 
opportunity. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Becky Hays
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:03 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs

The hummer continued to visit the feeder throughout the day but seemed to come 
less frequently later in the day. It was spending more time in the Texas chaste 
trees in the yard on the south side of the house feeding from the blooms and 
flying up to get bugs. It also visited the sage next to the south of the house. 
I watched it until dark. 


Visitors welcome. Please do not cross the property line to the south of the 
house. Feel free to go anywhere in my yard. 


Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
From: Bill Adams <ba1980 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:24:00 -0700
Here are the pictures I got of it as well as pictures from the meeting 
Saturday. 


http://www.southernokphotography.com/p538441171


Bill Adams
Duncan, OK


________________________________
 From: Patricia Seibert 
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2014 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
 


The Hummer was still there when Jo Loyd & I were there, we left at about 12:45 
pm 

Many thanks to Rebecca Hays for reporting it, and for being such a gracious 
host to us AND the beautiful Costa's Hummingbird! 

P. Seibert 
Tulsa

On Oct 12, 2014, at 1:09 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:


 There were about 20 people viewing the Costa’s Hummer this morning. the bird 
was visiting the feeder in the front yard regularly. It 

 also would perch in a Crape Myrtle bush at the southeast corner of the house. 
Sometimes it perched inside the bush but in view and other times 

 it perched on top of the bush. A few times, it chased a couple of female Ruby 
throats. 

 The best place to park is across the road from Rebecca Hay’s house in the 
vacant field. Please try and pull off the road completely as there 

                was quite a bit of traffic on the road.
 While we were there, we also had YB Sapsucker, Pileated WP, Sharp-shinned 
Hawk, multiple WB Nuthatch and a Black-throated Green 

                Warbler in or near the yard.
 Nadine and I left about 9:45AM and the bird was still present and was viewable 
in the Crape Myrtle when not present at the feeder. 

 
 
                Jimmy Woodard
                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:03:23 -0500
The hummer continued to visit the feeder throughout the day but seemed to come 
less frequently later in the day. It was spending more time in the Texas chaste 
trees in the yard on the south side of the house feeding from the blooms and 
flying up to get bugs. It also visited the sage next to the south of the house. 
I watched it until dark. 


Visitors welcome. Please do not cross the property line to the south of the 
house. Feel free to go anywhere in my yard. 


Becky Hays
Subject: Re: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:29:29 -0500
The Hummer was still there when Jo Loyd & I were there, we left at about 12:45 
pm 

Many thanks to Rebecca Hays for reporting it, and for being such a gracious 
host to us AND the beautiful Costa's Hummingbird! 

P. Seibert 
Tulsa

> On Oct 12, 2014, at 1:09 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
> There were about 20 people viewing the Costa’s Hummer this morning. the 
bird was visiting the feeder in the front yard regularly. It 

> also would perch in a Crape Myrtle bush at the southeast corner of the house. 
Sometimes it perched inside the bush but in view and other times 

> it perched on top of the bush. A few times, it chased a couple of female Ruby 
throats. 

> The best place to park is across the road from Rebecca Hay’s house in the 
vacant field. Please try and pull off the road completely as there 

>                 was quite a bit of traffic on the road.
> While we were there, we also had YB Sapsucker, Pileated WP, Sharp-shinned 
Hawk, multiple WB Nuthatch and a Black-throated Green 

>                 Warbler in or near the yard.
> Nadine and I left about 9:45AM and the bird was still present and was 
viewable in the Crape Myrtle when not present at the feeder. 

>  
>  
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>                 Midwest City, OK
Subject: Costa's Hummingbird
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:03:34 -0500
Here’s a link to a few photos of the Costa’s Hummingbird if you care to 
look. Terry. 


   http://upload.pbase.com/ttownvstrom/image/157800060

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Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: Ellie Womack <e-womack AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:01:27 -0500
He’s gorgeous! Wouldn’t you know -- a state record hummer the season after 
I decided not to renew my banding permit. I’m so glad there are good photos 
and that lots of folks have been able to see this little guy. What a thrill. 

Ellie Womack
Grove (NE), OK
From: Rebecca Hays
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:52 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Hummingbird

I think this is a Costa's Hummingbird in my yard near Shell Lake in the Sand 
Springs area. Please look at the photos. Any comments? 



https://flic.kr/p/pkWzsf

Rebecca Hays

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Shell Lake, Oct 12, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:57:02 -0500
 Here's a list of birds we had during our visit for the Costa's Hummer this 
morning. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

Shell Lake, Osage, US-OK
Oct 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: we were visiting Rebecca Hay's residence where the Costa's 
Hummingbird was present. 

30 species

Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  12
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Mourning Dove  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Costa's Hummingbird 1 one subadult or immature male seen. purple gorget with 
white eyeline behind the eye down onto throat. wings projected down to tail 
tip. bill was fairly short and almost straight. 

Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  5
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  2
Eastern Bluebird  3
European Starling  6
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  20
House Finch  4
House Sparrow  8

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20209656 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Costa's Hummer/Shell Lake--Sand Springs
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:09:07 -0500
                                There were about 20 people viewing the
Costa's Hummer this morning. the bird was visiting the feeder in the front
yard regularly. It

                also would perch in a Crape Myrtle bush at the southeast
corner of the house. Sometimes it perched inside the bush but in view and
other times

                it perched on top of the bush. A few times, it chased a
couple of female Ruby throats. 

                                The best place to park is across the road
from Rebecca Hay's house in the vacant field. Please try and pull off the
road completely as there

                was quite a bit of traffic on the road.

                                While we were there, we also had YB
Sapsucker, Pileated WP, Sharp-shinned Hawk, multiple WB Nuthatch and a
Black-throated Green 

                Warbler in or near the yard.

                                Nadine and I left about 9:45AM and the bird
was still present and was viewable in the Crape Myrtle when not present at
the feeder.

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:54:31 -0500
Yes, this is a Costa's!  Note purple flared gorget and purple on crown.
Great find Rebecca!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

Subject: Hummingbird
Date: Sat Oct 11 2014 17:52 pm
From: rlhays7881 AT gmail.com 

I think this is a Costa's Hummingbird in my yard near Shell Lake in the






Sand Springs area.  Please look at the photos.  Any comments?




















https://flic.kr/p/pkWzsf













Rebecca Hays







- See more at:
http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=787222&MLID=OK&MLNM=Oklahoma#sthash
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Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: Marilyn Loyd <jo.loyd AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:10:57 -0500
Thanks for replying.  We will be there a little later.

Jo

Sent from my iPod

On Oct 12, 2014, at 7:52 AM, Becky Hays  wrote:

> I have had several requests to see the hummer.  You are welcome to come by.
> 
> The hummer is here this morning at 7:30  
> 
> My address is 237 Old Towne Rd, Sand Springs. GPS is often not accurate here. 
It will take you too far north. 

> 
> Go 5 miles west of Sand Springs on Hwy 412. Take the 177th Street exit. Go 
north. At the second stop sign ( about 2.5 miles) the road is renamed to Old 
Towne Rd. Continue north about on half mile. Shell Lake should be on your right 
(east). My house is the 6th house on the left past the second stop sign. There 
is a large white Roadtrek van in the drive. The numbers 237 are on the brick 
mailbox which is across the street from the house. 

> 
> The road is rather narrow. Please pull into the driveway or pull off the road 
across the street in the vacant field. 

> 
> Hope he sticks around.  Call if you get lost.
> 
> 
> 
> Rebecca (Becky) Hays
> 
> 918-241-8411
Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: Becky Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:52:39 -0500
I have had several requests to see the hummer.  You are welcome to come by.

The hummer is here this morning at 7:30  

My address is 237 Old Towne Rd, Sand Springs. GPS is often not accurate here. 
It will take you too far north. 


Go 5 miles west of Sand Springs on Hwy 412. Take the 177th Street exit. Go 
north. At the second stop sign ( about 2.5 miles) the road is renamed to Old 
Towne Rd. Continue north about on half mile. Shell Lake should be on your right 
(east). My house is the 6th house on the left past the second stop sign. There 
is a large white Roadtrek van in the drive. The numbers 237 are on the brick 
mailbox which is across the street from the house. 


The road is rather narrow. Please pull into the driveway or pull off the road 
across the street in the vacant field. 


Hope he sticks around.  Call if you get lost.



Rebecca (Becky) Hays

918-241-8411
Subject: Re: Good Bird at Lake Hefner
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:54:07 -0500
I jumped the gun a little on my first post. Both checklists are now viewable. 
There is a one hour delay between posting a checklist and its public 
availability. The good bird is on the most recent one. 


Chad Ellis
OKC

On Oct 11, 2014, at 10:55 PM, Chad Ellis  wrote:

> Today dad and I birded the Lake Hefner area. 38 species on Prairie Dog Point. 
Along the dam we had one that was a rare for Oklahoma County and not common 
anywhere in the state. Now for my shameless plug for eBird.org. If you want the 
full scoop on what this rare bird is go to ebird.org click on explore data then 
click Explore a Region and enter Oklahoma in the box. Look at the recent visits 
on the left side of the screen. There you can see both my PDP list and my West 
Lakeshore Drive lists. Click either one to see all the details. 

> 
> Chad Ellis 
> OKC
Subject: Good Bird at Lake Hefner
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:55:43 -0500
Today dad and I birded the Lake Hefner area. 38 species on Prairie Dog Point. 
Along the dam we had one that was a rare for Oklahoma County and not common 
anywhere in the state. Now for my shameless plug for eBird.org. If you want the 
full scoop on what this rare bird is go to ebird.org click on explore data then 
click Explore a Region and enter Oklahoma in the box. Look at the recent visits 
on the left side of the screen. There you can see both my PDP list and my West 
Lakeshore Drive lists. Click either one to see all the details. 


Chad Ellis 
OKC
Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: John Hurd <jackhurd AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:44:26 -0600
Very Nice pictures/bird! Looks like a Costa's to me with short tail and 
straight narrow wings. I look forward to seeing what it is finnaly ID'ed as. 


Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:52:05 -0500
From: rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Hummingbird
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

I think this is a Costa's Hummingbird in my yard near Shell Lake in the Sand 
Springs area. Please look at the photos. Any comments? 


https://flic.kr/p/pkWzsf
Rebecca Hays 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: Deanne McKinney <trialsz63 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:06:02 -0500
While I'm certainly no expert, here's my 2 cents worth. In looking at your
photos I see what appears be a small hummingbird that shows wings extending
past a short tail, a shortish, slightly downcurved bill and an obvious
purple crown and gorget that extends down the sides forming a point. All of
these marks point toward Costa's even though it is out of range for
Oklahoma. Please wait for the experts' opinions, though. I am interested to
see what they have to say. Very interesting find!

Deanne


On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 5:52 PM, Rebecca Hays  wrote:

> I think this is a Costa's Hummingbird in my yard near Shell Lake in the
> Sand Springs area.  Please look at the photos.  Any comments?
>
>
> https://flic.kr/p/pkWzsf
>
> Rebecca Hays
>
Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: Mike Ludewig <m.b.ludewig AT NETZERO.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:36:21 -0500




Subject: Hummingbird
From: Rebecca Hays <rlhays7881 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:52:05 -0500
I think this is a Costa's Hummingbird in my yard near Shell Lake in the
Sand Springs area.  Please look at the photos.  Any comments?


https://flic.kr/p/pkWzsf

Rebecca Hays
Subject: Turkey vultures
From: Jan Dolph <russetdm AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:46:05 -0500
Oct. 11, 2014 Saturday at 9:50

 

I saw a kettle of Turkey vultures at Council Road and 10 Street.   They were
in the trees and flying around the area of where the Egrets are in the
summer.   The egrets have already left.   My records show the Egrets leave
from Oct. 11-14 and come back in mid-March. 

 

Happy birding,

 

Jan Dolph

Northwest Oklahoma City, OK
Subject: Re: Prairie Dog Point cleanup
From: Mary Tate <mary.d.tate AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:42:14 -0500
great job!
could not be there yesterday, but we always take a sack of trash out when
we visit.

On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 8:53 AM, Henthorn1  wrote:

> A big thank you to those who showed up yesterday to clean up the major
> traveled areas.  Mike Alexander, Hal Yocum, Jack Hurd and I covered much of
> the area but more is needed.  The area south of the inlet needs work and
> the roadsides near the "point".  Contact me for pointers and supplies if
> you want to participate.  It would be nice if we could cover the whole area
> before next week's meeting of the OKC Audubon.
>
> Sharon
>
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Fall 2014 OOS meeting - last minute scheduling details
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:49:49 -0500
Dear OKbirders, 

I'm looking forward to welcoming you back to Stillwater this weekend. Please be 
careful on the roadways and get here in one piece! 


Our weekend kicks off tonight in Agricultural Hall on the campus of Oklahoma 
State University. Ag Hall is at the corner of FARM RD. and MONROE ST. After 5 
pm, you should be able to park worry-free in the lots surrounding the building. 
There will be two events in Ag Hall tonight: Your OOS Executive Board will be 
meeting from 6:307:30 pm. From 8:009:00 pm, folks are welcomed to stop in, 
meet old friends, and display bird photos. We should also have the ability for 
people to register for the meeting, but that will be dependent on our 
Treasurer's availability, and we'll need her at our Board Meeting. So my best 
guess is that we'll have a registration table going in Ag Hall tonight after 
7:30 pm. If you miss registration tonight, we'll be set up in the Wes Watkins 
Center tomorrow after the field trip. 


In Ag Hall, the meeting rooms are on the ground level in the SOUTH WING. I 
think we'll do Board Meeting and registration in room 14 and bird photo display 
in room 19. (For the latter we might move to a bigger room if needed - I'm not 
expecting much competition on a Friday night.) 


There are some changes to the advertised field trips. Tomorrow (Saturday) 
morning, there will be one field trip that will begin at 7:30 am. For 
carpooling assistance, I will have a 15-passenger van. We will meet in the 
parking lot on the west side of Ag Hall and head out to Lake Carl Blackwell for 
a morning of birding (bundle up!). We'll return to Ag Hall by about noon for 
lunch on your own. 


The meeting will reconvene by 1:30 pm at the Wes Watkins Center at the corner 
of WASHINGTON and HALL OF FAME. Registration will be open as will the Silent 
Auction - please bring money and trade it for stuff! Please also bring stuff 
that we can trade for money - all proceeds to the OOS. 


Please join us for the OOS Business Meeting - this is the one for ALL members 
and guests - from 2:002:30 in room 108, Wes Watkins Center. Our Technical 
Session of posters and oral presentations will take place from 2:305:30, also 
in 108, and the Silent Auction will close by 5:45. 


Our dinner banquet and presentation by Scott Loss will take place in room 
101/102 Wes Watkins Center beginning at 6:30 pm. 


For folks sticking around on Sunday, I'll lead a field trip to Boomer Lake in 
Stillwater, beginning at 7:30 am. For this we'll meet at the southwestern 
corner of the lake (Washington and Lakeview) near the boat ramp. 


Please travel safely and enjoy a great weekend in Stillwater. See you tonight!

~Tim O'Connell
Timothy J. O'Connell, Associate Professor
Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University
005-AA Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-7593
tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu
http://nrem.okstate.edu/faculty-oconnell


My cell #: 405-338-8764




PS: For folks who'd like to meet us at Lake Carl Blackwell for tomorrow's field 
trip, here's a tentative schedule of where we'll go (times approximate, based 
on how well we do at any one place): 


8:00 - Work the dam accessed from Lakeview Rd. (Good spot for waterfowl, gulls, 
eagles, etc with the sun at our backs) 


9:00 - Pine Grove Rd. and Trout Fishing Area, Ski Point, and circular drive 
around convenience store, cabins, and camping areas. 


10:30 - Trails accessed via Rt. 51C (main entrance road) for pine specialists 
and migrants in woodlands and cedar scrub. 








Subject: Prairie Dog Point cleanup
From: Henthorn1 <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:53:46 -0500
A big thank you to those who showed up yesterday to clean up the major traveled 
areas. Mike Alexander, Hal Yocum, Jack Hurd and I covered much of the area but 
more is needed. The area south of the inlet needs work and the roadsides near 
the "point". Contact me for pointers and supplies if you want to participate. 
It would be nice if we could cover the whole area before next week's meeting of 
the OKC Audubon. 


Sharon

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Say's Phoebe - Jackson Co
From: John Ault <jwault742 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:57:00 -0500
This morning I took a trip to Eldorado, Jackson County.

Highlights were:

1. Burrowing Owl - 1 - in small prairie dog town on Rd E1790 (.5 mi. E of
Rd N1900)
2. Roadrunner - 3
3. Golden-fronted Woodpecker - 6
4. Ladder-backed Woodpecker - 1
5. Say's Phoebe - 1 - photo -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/99006596 AT N08/15482371015
6. Black-crested Titmouse - 4

John Ault
Lawton
Subject: Prairie Dog Point cleanup Thursday October 9th
From: Sharon Henthorn <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:37:24 -0500
Mike Alexander and I will hit the road and collect trash from the roadside
at Lake Hefner tomorrow morning at about 8:00.  Will have trash bags,
grabber/reachers, recycle container.  Please expect unlevel surfaces,
stickers, mud, bugs.  I'll be driving a white Nissan Titan pickup.  Join me
if you like, or call or text me at 405-778-9662 for questions.

 

This is "spur of the moment" and is not required of anyone.  I'll have my
scope and bird some when we finish up.  I hardly ever stay more than two
hours-it's a lot of work.

 

Sharon Henthorn
Subject: Red Slough today
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:22:18 -0500
Here are a few interesting birds found today at Red Slough while working and
during a tour for a couple birders from OKC I ran into:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks - 8 (1 adult and 7 juveniles)

American White Pelican - 1

Anhinga - 1

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 5 (2 adults and 3 immatures.)

White Ibis - ~30

Dark Ibis (Plegadis species) - 5

Purple Gallinule - 1 adult

Common Gallinule - 11 

American Avocet - 10

Wilson's Snipe - 6

Gray Catbird - 1

Indigo Bunting - 1

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 
Subject: Re: Swainson's Hawks
From: Patti Muzny <patti.muzny AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:33:50 -0500
My son saw around 50 in fields near Wayne, Ok last Friday and Saturday.

 

Patti Muzny

SW OKC

 

 

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Deanne McKinney
Sent: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 9:45 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Swainson's Hawks

 

Yesterday while driving north on Hwy 81 just north of Dover, OK, there were 
several fields where Swainson's Hawks were gathered. There were at least a 
hundred of them. Maybe more. 


 

eBird report here with photo:

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20070826

 

Deanne

 

 
Subject: Swainson's Hawks
From: Deanne McKinney <trialsz63 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:45:14 -0500
Yesterday while driving north on Hwy 81 just north of Dover, OK, there were
several fields where Swainson's Hawks were gathered. There were at least a
hundred of them. Maybe more.

eBird report here with photo:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20070826

Deanne