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24 Apr Orchard Oriole [Linda Adams ]
24 Apr Waurika Lake [ML2x ]
24 Apr New Ducks for Bixhoma Lake [Jim Arterburn ]
24 Apr Loon talk for Friday is cancelled! [Mia Revels ]
24 Apr Pathfinder Parkway on 4-24-2014 [Mary Peterson ]
23 Apr Baltimore Oriole [Linda Adams ]
23 Apr Day 1 2014 Prairie Chicken Festival [Lewis Pond ]
23 Apr Day 1 of 2014 Prairie Chicken Festival [Lewis Pond ]
23 Apr Re: 8 Whooping Cranes @ Canton Lake, Blaine County,OK on 2 April 2014 [David McNeely ]
23 Apr Re: Red Slough today [Jan Curth ]
23 Apr Red Slough today [David Arbour ]
23 Apr Wilson's Phalaropes at Rose Lake [Deanne McKinney ]
23 Apr 8 Whooping Cranes @ Canton Lake, Blaine County,OK on 2 April 2014 [Randy H ]
23 Apr Wednesday Morning [Bill Carrell ]
23 Apr Daily arrivals on S. Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
23 Apr Hefner ibis [Steve Davis ]
23 Apr Western Kingbirds [Mike Husak ]
22 Apr Seqyoyah National Wildlife Refuge [Antoinette Verne ]
22 Apr Red Slough Bird Survey - April 22 [David Arbour ]
22 Apr Selected content from Mail [Laura Stanfill ]
22 Apr Fwd: Birdathon Big Day competition - YOU are invited, May 3rd! [Timothy O'Connell ]
22 Apr New address since yahoo is screwy [Sandy Berger ]
22 Apr Lifer [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
22 Apr yellow headed blackbirds [Lisa Roberts ]
22 Apr Snow Bunting locomotion [William Diffin ]
22 Apr I'm Back, Catching Up [Bill Carrell ]
22 Apr Prairie Dog Point Piping Plover [William Diffin ]
22 Apr Eastern Kingbird [David McNeely ]
22 Apr FW: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 22, 2014 [Doug Wood ]
22 Apr Hefner this morning [larrymays1949 ]
22 Apr Hackberry Flats, Wichita Mountains and Taylor Lake [Linda Adams ]
22 Apr White Pelicans [Moninya Mulder ]
21 Apr Night Heron [David McNeely ]
21 Apr 2 Prothonotary Warblers [Lewis Pond ]
21 Apr Tulsa Area [Terry Mitchell ]
21 Apr Lesser Goldfinch [Paul Ribitzki ]
21 Apr Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count - Monday May 12th! [Mia Revels ]
21 Apr Newbies on Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
21 Apr Snow Bunting at Prairie Dog Point [larrymays1949 ]
21 Apr FOS Painted Bunting [BOB NANCY LAVAL ]
21 Apr Re: downy or hairy, a humble rfi... [bill ]
20 Apr Hackberry Flats & Wichita Mountains 4-19-14 [Linda Adams ]
20 Apr FW: eBird Report - Dripping Springs Lake, Apr 20, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
20 Apr FW: eBird Report - Oriental/Cow Creek, Apr 20, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
20 Apr FW: eBird Report - Okemah Lake, Apr 20, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
20 Apr L Overholser and Rose L [William Diffin ]
20 Apr FW: eBird Report - Paden sewage ponds, Apr 20, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
20 Apr FW: eBird Report - Meeker Lake, Apr 20, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
20 Apr Lesser Goldfinch [Paul Ribitzki ]
20 Apr FW: OK Birds postings [Jimmy Woodard ]
20 Apr Red Slough and Little River today [Doug Wood ]
20 Apr Re: Yellow-headed Blackbirds [Foundation Subscriber ]
20 Apr Yellow-headed Blackbirds [Warren Williams ]
20 Apr some spring things [David McNeely ]
20 Apr Baltimore Oriole [Jennifer Kidney ]
20 Apr FOS on Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
20 Apr FOS [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
20 Apr Boomer Lake, Stillwater [John Polo ]
20 Apr Re: downy or hairy, a humble rfi... [William Diffin ]
20 Apr OCAS Meeting Monday [William Diffin ]
20 Apr Re: Bobwhite [Sue Selman ]
20 Apr Bobwhite [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
20 Apr Re: downy or hairy, a humble rfi... [Larry Mays ]
20 Apr downy or hairy, a humble rfi... [bill ]
19 Apr Selasphorus hummingbird ["john.polo" ]
19 Apr Photos added to [Jim Arterburn ]
19 Apr FW: eBird Report - Yukon City Park, Apr 19, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
19 Apr Godwits at L Overholser (Matt Jung) [William Diffin ]
19 Apr Chickasaw Nat'l RA - 4/17/14 [Deanne McKinney ]
18 Apr Taylor Lake, Apr 18, 2014 [Linda Adams ]
18 Apr FW: eBird Report - West Cache Creek--CR N2620, Apr 18, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
18 Apr FW: eBird Report - Temple Lake and WTP, Apr 18, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
18 Apr FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Wichita Ridge Park, Apr 18, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
18 Apr FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Dam, Apr 18, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
18 Apr FW: eBird Report - Moneka Park, Apr 18, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
18 Apr FW: Inca Dove [Jimmy Woodard ]

Subject: Orchard Oriole
From: Linda Adams <lindafay AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:15:26 -0500
I went to Bill's house to feed his cats since he had to work late.  I saw an
Orchard Oriole at his feeder.  He's really mad that he missed it.

 

Linda Adams

Duncan, OK
Subject: Waurika Lake
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:28:48 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Now that we’re no longer banished we’ll start posting again.....

Mary and I birded Waurika Lake at the Walker Creek bridge. There were about 300 

shorebirds but they were quite a distance back and backlit to boot so they went 
in the 

unid pile.....here’s the rest of the list.

As for Hackberry Flat, there is no water on the property and our trip to Tom 
Steed(where 

Hackberry gets it water) is at 24% which is crazy low. Looks likes another 
missed year 

at the playa wetlands....

Stephens - Waurika Lake Walker Creek Bridge, Stephens, US-OK
Apr 24, 2014 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
18 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  6
Northern Shoveler  16
Neotropic Cormorant 1 1/2 the size of the DCCO sitting next to it. White facial 
outline. 

Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  8
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  5
Greater Yellowlegs  6
Lesser Yellowlegs  4
Upland Sandpiper  4
Baird's Sandpiper  7
Least Sandpiper  4
Pectoral Sandpiper  2
Long-billed Dowitcher  6
shorebird sp. 250 Birds were silhouettes only. All were in the Baird's, 
Semipalmated and Least size range. Too far out to tell. 

Forster's Tern  1
Subject: New Ducks for Bixhoma Lake
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:45:41 -0500
OKBirds,

 

I have visited Bixhoma many times in the last 30 Years and except for the
occasional nesting Wood Ducks, Pied-billed Grebes and a breeding plumaged
Common Loon one July I haven't seen ducks on this lake.  Today I had fives
species of duck on the lake including four species of teal. Stopped to
photograph a northern Shoveler, when a Blue-winged Teal and a pair of
Cinnamon Teal dropped in. I started to get excited until I noticed a pair of
ducks that I had never seen before and then a pale teal looking duck. They
following species were seen:

 

Northern Shoveler - a pair

Cinnamon Teal - a pair

Blue-winged Teal - 1

Chestnut Teal - a pair

Marbled Duck or Marbled Teal - 1

 

As you have guessed by now these birds were all captive birds and were
either released or escaped (was there twice last week and the birds were not
there). They spent some time on vegetation near the shore and I could see
they had been pinioned but the primaries were growing out (I saw the
Cinnamon and Blue-winged Teal  fly, or at least get airborne, and the birds
were banded(one by a wide metal band the others by yellow plastic ties). I
photographed the ducks, even though I only had my 200mm lens. I thought this
was a good opportunity to show comparison photos of female Cinnamon and
Blue-winged Teal (difference in bill size and coloration). I photographed
some Blue-winged Teal in the neighborhood retention pond the day before. I
also have photographed two different male Blue-winged Teal showing the nape.
One of the birds had a white streak down the nape while the other had the
normal dark coloration on the nape. Over the years I have seen a few birds
showing this white streak down the nape. I would be interested if others
have seen this.

 

The photos can be seen at top of this link -
http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds

 

For those interested in butterflies I had added some photos of butterflies
taken in the last couple of weeks. They can be seen at -
http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbutterflies

 

Cheers,

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: Loon talk for Friday is cancelled!
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:39:56 -0500
From Dr. Charles Brown:

"Hi Mia,



Our visitor who was to speak on loons tomorrow, Dr. Walter Piper, is ill
and cannot visit.  We've had to cancel the talk.  Could you post a note on
OKBirds, in case anyone was planning to come?



Thanks,

Charles



****************************************



Charles R. Brown
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK. 74104
Phone: 918-631-3943
Fax: 918-631-2762
E-mail: charles-brown AT utulsa.edu
" 

 
Please let anyone that you know who was planning to attend that the event
has been cancelled! Thanks!
Mia Revels

-- 
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: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-24-2014
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:15:06 -0500
Hello All, 
 I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high 
school parking lot to almost to Silver Lake Road. I t was warm and breezy. 
Highlights included: 

 
Yellow-throated Vireo-1
Least Flycatcher-1
Solitary Sandpiper-1
Swainson's Thrush-1
Orange-crowned Warbler-4
Nashville Warbler-3
Northern Parula-2
Myrtle Warbler-3
Yellow-throated Warbler-2
Prothonotary Warbler-3
Louisiana Waterthrush-1
Summer Tanager-3
 
Mark Peterson
Bartlesville
 		 	   		  
Subject: Baltimore Oriole
From: Linda Adams <lindafay AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:01:08 -0500
Bill and I saw our FOS Baltimore Oriole in his yard this evening.

 

Linda Adams

Duncan, OK
Subject: Day 1 2014 Prairie Chicken Festival
From: Lewis Pond <lewisp4909 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:46:40 -0400
Lets try that again - the last list didn't work.



 

 
 
 

  
Species
  
Count
  
Comments
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
  
Northern Bobwhite
  
1
  
Heard only.
 
 
  
Greater Prairie-Chicken
  
10
  
 
 
  
Pied-billed Grebe
  
2
  
 
 
  
Great Blue Heron
  
1
  
 
 
  
Great Egret
  
3
  
 
 
  
Turkey Vulture
  
23
  
 
 
  
Northern Harrier
  
1
  
 
 
  
Swainson's Hawk
  
20
  
 
 
  
Killdeer
  
1
  
 
 
  
Lesser Yellowlegs
  
4
  
 
 
  
Upland Sandpiper
  
12
  
 
 
  
Wilson's Snipe
  
2
  
 
 
  
Mourning Dove
  
8
  
 
 
  
Great Horned Owl
  
1
  
Heard only.
 
 
  
Chuck-will's-widow
  
5
  
Heard only.
 
 
  
Eastern Whip-poor-will
  
3
  
Heard only.
 
 
  
Belted Kingfisher
  
1
  
 
 
  
Red-headed Woodpecker
  
4
  
 
 
  
Red-bellied Woodpecker
  
3
  
 
 
  
Hairy Woodpecker
  
2
  
 
 
  
Eastern Wood-Pewee
  
2
  
Heard first and then seen on trail near visitor's center. Seen by all ten of 
us. 

 
 
  
Eastern Kingbird
  
5
  
 
 
  
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  
4
  
 
 
  
Yellow-throated Vireo
  
1
  
 
 
  
Blue Jay
  
21
  
 
 
  
American Crow
  
2
  
 
 
  
Barn Swallow
  
75
  
 
 
  
Cliff Swallow
  
38
  
 
 
  
Carolina Chickadee
  
2
  
 
 
  
Tufted Titmouse
  
5
  
 
 
  
White-breasted Nuthatch
  
1
  
 
 
  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  
2
  
 
 
  
Eastern Bluebird
  
8
  
 
 
  
Swainson's Thrush
  
1
  
 
 
  
American Robin
  
3
  
 
 
  
Northern Mockingbird
  
4
  
 
 
  
European Starling
  
3
  
 
 
  
Orange-crowned Warbler
  
2
  
 
 
  
Common Yellowthroat
  
1
  
 
 
  
Northern Parula
  
1
  
 
 
  
Chipping Sparrow
  
23
  
 
 
  
Field Sparrow
  
2
  
 
 
  
Lark Sparrow
  
3
  
 
 
  
Savannah Sparrow
  
8
  
 
 
  
Grasshopper Sparrow
  
4
  
 
 
  
Lincoln's Sparrow
  
8
  
 
 
  
Harris's Sparrow
  
6
  
 
 
  
Northern Cardinal
  
3
  
 
 
  
Dickcissel
  
1
  
 
 
  
Eastern Meadowlark
  
100
  
 
 
  
Brewer's Blackbird
  
19
  
 
 
  
Brown-headed Cowbird
  
40
  
 
 
  
American Goldfinch
  
10
  
 


Lewis Pond

Subject: Day 1 of 2014 Prairie Chicken Festival
From: Lewis Pond <lewisp4909 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:33:39 -0400
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Pawhuska, OK



Edit Species List

53 species total



1


Northern Bobwhite

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10


Greater Prairie-Chicken

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2


Pied-billed Grebe

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Great Egret

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23


Turkey Vulture

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Northern Harrier

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Swainson's Hawk

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Lesser Yellowlegs

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Upland Sandpiper

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Wilson's Snipe

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Mourning Dove

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Great Horned Owl

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Chuck-will's-widow

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Eastern Whip-poor-will

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Belted Kingfisher

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Red-headed Woodpecker

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Hairy Woodpecker

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Eastern Wood-Pewee

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Heard first and then seen on trail near visitor's center. Seen by all ten of 
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Eastern Kingbird

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

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Blue Jay

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American Crow

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Barn Swallow

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Cliff Swallow

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Carolina Chickadee

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Tufted Titmouse

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Eastern Bluebird

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Northern Mockingbird

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European Starling

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Common Yellowthroat

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Northern Parula

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Chipping Sparrow

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Field Sparrow

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Lark Sparrow

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Savannah Sparrow

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Lincoln's Sparrow

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Harris's Sparrow

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Northern Cardinal

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Dickcissel

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Eastern Meadowlark

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Brewer's Blackbird

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40


Brown-headed Cowbird

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American Goldfinch




Lewis Pond




Subject: Re: 8 Whooping Cranes @ Canton Lake, Blaine County,OK on 2 April 2014
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:05:01 -0500
Are they still there?  Probably not.  2 April was a while back.

---- Randy H  wrote: 
> I don't recall this many Whooping Cranes ever being documented at Canton
> previously
> 
> 25 Photos taken by Zara Howerton on 2 April 2014
> 
> 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153982648285265&set=pb.673015264.-2207520000.1398273730.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash3%2Ft1.0-9%2F10155561_10153982648285265_1419924082_n.jpg&size=960%2C643 

> 
> Mudflats galore, due to Canton Lake being about 13 feet below normal.
> 
> Enjoy,
> Randy H

--
David McNeely
Subject: Re: Red Slough today
From: Jan Curth <jgcurth AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:53:14 -0500
Tiny sparrow in my yard looking around alertly.. 
Looks like an immature chipping sp. 

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: David Arbour  
Date:04/23/2014  7:34 PM  (GMT-06:00) 
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Subject: Red Slough today 

A few interesting birds noted while working at Red Slough today:
 
American Wigeon - several (getting late)
American Bittern - 2 calling
Snowy Egret - newly arrived flock of 6.
White-faced Ibis - 2
King Rail - 1 heard
Common Moorhen - several
Black-necked Stilt - 2
Wilson's Phalarope - 2
Barn Owl - 1
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Kentucky Warbler - 1
Indigo Bunting - 1
David Arbour
De Queen, AR
 
Don't forget to register for the Red Slough Birding Convention May 3 - 6:  
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/index.html 

 
Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma
Subject: Red Slough today
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:34:28 -0500
A few interesting birds noted while working at Red Slough today:

American Wigeon - several (getting late)
American Bittern - 2 calling
Snowy Egret - newly arrived flock of 6.
White-faced Ibis - 2
King Rail - 1 heard
Common Moorhen - several
Black-necked Stilt - 2
Wilson's Phalarope - 2
Barn Owl - 1
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Kentucky Warbler - 1
Indigo Bunting - 1

David Arbour
De Queen, AR

Don't forget to register for the Red Slough Birding Convention May 3 - 6: 
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/index.html 


Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma
Subject: Wilson's Phalaropes at Rose Lake
From: Deanne McKinney <trialsz63 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:55:42 -0500
Yesterday and today I went by Rose Lake. There are lots of Wilson's
Phalaropes out there, many close to road. They're a little tricky to
photograph because they speed across the water like they're in a big hurry
to get somewhere. I also saw quite a few of them spinning around in fast
circles. I got so tickled watching them that I stayed around a while for
the show. Out there with them are several Long-billed Dowitchers and
sandpipers that I can't ID. There was at least one Spotted Sandpiper out
there that was close to road, though. I didn't see the godwits that had
been previously reported, but there were many birds off in the distance
that I wasn't able to see clearly.

Deanne
Subject: 8 Whooping Cranes @ Canton Lake, Blaine County,OK on 2 April 2014
From: Randy H <rhiatt1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:10:16 -0500
I don't recall this many Whooping Cranes ever being documented at Canton
previously

25 Photos taken by Zara Howerton on 2 April 2014


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153982648285265&set=pb.673015264.-2207520000.1398273730.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash3%2Ft1.0-9%2F10155561_10153982648285265_1419924082_n.jpg&size=960%2C643 


Mudflats galore, due to Canton Lake being about 13 feet below normal.

Enjoy,
Randy H
Subject: Wednesday Morning
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:47:39 -0500
Hello All,

This morning, saw FOY Blue-Headed Vireo on Turkey Mountain. Moved on to
Zinc Lake on the river, hoping to scope some of the shorebirds that I
didn't have time to look at the previous day, but of course the water level
was back up. I decided to sift through the several hundred Blue-Winged Teal
for a Cinnamon. No luck there, but I did turn up 12 Wilson's Phalaropes. On
the Midland Valley trail, got led on a merry chase by a Kentucky Warbler
before he finally relented and let me have a look.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Daily arrivals on S. Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:04:39 -0500
Semi-palmated Sandipiper and Indigo Bunting were new this morning.

D.
Subject: Hefner ibis
From: Steve Davis <spd8109 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:51 -0500
Mary and I missed the bunting at Hefner, but we did see two White-faced Ibis in 
the SW corner west of Prairie Dog Point. 

--steve d and mary l

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Western Kingbirds
From: Mike Husak <michaelh AT CAMERON.EDU>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:42:44 +0000
I was happy to see a group of 4 Western Kingbirds on my drive home yesterday 
evening perched on power lines in Lawton! 


Mike Husak
Lawton, OK 
Subject: Seqyoyah National Wildlife Refuge
From: Antoinette Verne <verne AT ALLEGIANCE.TV>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:38:04 -0500
No Cinnamon Teal this afternoon. However someone saw it this morning.
Yesterday Jeff Haas saw 22 Ibis at the flooded area.

 

Jim Deming and I spent a few hours today at the Refuge, Speicies as follows:

 

Wood Duck

Gadwall

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shovelor

Green-winged Teal

Northern Bobwhite (heard)

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Little Blue (Immature)

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Virgina Rail 3

Sora 5

American Coot

Semipalmated Plover

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Baird's Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Wilson's Phalarope

Forster's Tern 1

Mourning Dove

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Pileat4ed Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

Tree Swallow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Swainson's Thrush

Northern Mockingbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Field Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

 

 

 

Antoinette Verne

Fort Gibson, OK

 

 

Antoinette Verne

Fort Gibson, OK

 
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - April 22
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:26:18 -0500
Deborah Cohen (AR), Nancy Baker (AR), and I surveyed birds at Red Slough today. 
91 species were found. It was mostly clear and hot. Migration is moving along 
pretty good now. Here is our list for today: 


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - 1
Canada Goose - 1
Wood Duck - 5
Gadwall - 26
American Wigeon - 4
Mallard - 2
Blue-winged Teal - 180
Northern Shoveler - 22
Hooded Merganser - 2
Pied-billed Grebe - 38
Neotropic Cormorant - 3
Double-crested Cormorant - 8
Anhinga - 4
American Bittern - 6
Great Blue Heron - 7
Great Egret - 12
Little Blue Heron - 3
Green Heron - 2
Turkey Vulture - 13
Osprey - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 3
King Rail - 2 (Same location that Doug Wood found them this past weekend.)
Sora - 6
Purple Gallinule - 1 
Common Gallinule - 4
American Coot - 171
Black-necked Stilt - 2 
Solitary Sandpiper - 2
Greater Yellowlegs - 14
Lesser Yellowlegs - 73
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove - 1
Mourning Dove - 24
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 5
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Pileated Woodpecker - 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 10
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 5
White-eyed Vireo - 9
Bell's Vireo - 1
Yellow-throated Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Blue Jay - 14
American Crow - 6
Fish Crow - 4
Tree Swallow - 70
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 3
Barn Swallow - 11
Carolina Chickadee - 5
Tufted Titmouse - 5
Carolina Wren - 15
Sedge Wren - 3
Marsh Wren - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 4
Eastern Bluebird - 3
Swainson's Thrush - 1
Northern Mockingbird - 2
Nashville Warbler - 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 4
Yellow-throated Warbler - 1
Pine Warbler - 1
Prairie Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 1
Prothonotary Warbler - 6
Northern Waterthrush - 1
Kentucky Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 15
Yellow-breasted Chat - 5
Summer Tanager - 3
Savannah Sparrow - 16
Le Conte's Sparrow - 1
Lincoln's Sparrow - 6
Swamp Sparrow - 2
White-throated Sparrow - 12
White-crowned Sparrow - 20
Northern Cardinal - 23
Blue Grosbeak - 2
Red-winged Blackbird - 25
Common Grackle - 10
Brown-headed Cowbird - 15
Orchard Oriole - 5
Baltimore Oriole - 1
American Goldfinch - 1


Odonates:

Southern Spreadwing
Elegant Spreadwing
Fragile Forktail
Citrine Forktail
Orange Bluet
Familiar Bluet
Common Green Darner
Baskettail species
Eastern Pondhawk
Common Whitetail
Variegated Meadowhawk
Blue Dasher
Red Saddlebags
Black Saddlebags


Herps:

American Alligator
Red-eared Slider
Stinkpot
Western Mudsnake
Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad
Blanchard's Cricket Frog
Cajun Chorus Frog
Green Treefrog
Eastern Gray Treefrog
Southern Leopard Frog
Bronze Frog
Bullfrog


Good birding!


David Arbour
De Queen, AR

Don't forget to register for the Red Slough Birding Convention May 3 - 6: 
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/index.html 


Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma
Subject: Selected content from Mail
From: Laura Stanfill <laurastanfill AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:46:45 +0000




Subject: Fwd: Birdathon Big Day competition - YOU are invited, May 3rd!
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:42:45 -0500
Dear OKBirders, 

I'm forwarding a message to all on the listserv inviting you to participate in 
our Big Day competition on May 3rd. (This announcement lacks the described 
attachments so if you're interested just let me know and I'll forward them to 
you directly.) 


I know this is a "Payne County Audubon" thing with respect to the fundraising 
aspect, but I'd love to see the Big Day grow on its own merit with 
participation from our friends elsewhere in the state. Although I compete every 
year with a Payne County-only effort, we have a category for participation from 
anywhere in the state. Teams birding elsewhere simply telephone their total to 
me by 6:00 pm to be included in the statewide competition. A team of sharp 
birders can probably crack 130 species in central OK on May 3rd. Consider this 
my invitation - and challenge! - to see if your team can beat that at your 
favorite birding haunt. 


I'm more concerned with growing the event than just the fundraising, so if 
you'd like to compete but don't want to pester people for pledges we'd happily 
accept whatever token donation you feel is appropriate! 


Thanks and good birding,

~tim o'connell



Begin forwarded message:

> From: "O Connell, Tim" 
> Date: April 22, 2014 5:30:18 PM CDT
> To: "O Connell, Tim" 
> Subject: Birdathon Big Day competition - YOU are invited, May 3rd!
> 
> Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society,
> 
> 
> First things first: It's Spring, and new migrants are showing up almost every 
day. Come join in the celebration of color and song with a free field trip this 
Saturday, April 26th. Tim O'Connell will lead a beginner-friendly trip to focus 
on migrating songbirds, 8:0010:00 am at Sanborn Lake Park on Airport Rd. in 
Stillwater. 

> 
> 
> Next, BIRDATHON is on! In 2013, our annual fundraiser was so successful that 
we developed two new scholarships to provide a means for donors' generosity to 
come right back to benefit our community. We'd like to build on that success in 
2014, and we NEED YOUR HELP to do that. Please consider getting some pledges 
from friends, family, and the local businesses you frequent and conducting your 
own BIRDATHON this year. It's easy, fun, and a great way to volunteer your time 
to a worthy cause. You do NOT need to be an expert birder to do a BIRDATHON - 
you just have to have the gumption to go out looking for birds, write down what 
you find, and collect pledges for your efforts. 

> 
> Attached to this email, please find the 2014 BIRDATHON and Big Day 
announcement, a Donor Tracking Sheet, and a Donation Form to help your sponsors 
keep track of their TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to the Payne County Audubon 
Society. 

> 
> Your BIRDATHON can take place any day in April or May, 2014, and anywhere in 
the world. For a bit of extra fun, you might choose to conduct your BIRDATHON 
somewhere in Oklahoma on May 3rd, and if you do that, you should register to 
compete in our annual Big Day competition! In a Big Day, multiple teams take to 
the field at the same time and then reconvene at a central location at a 
predetermined time to compare species lists and award prizes to the teams that 
found the most species. Last year, 9 teams competed, recording in total 128 
species on Apr. 20th. The overall winner was "The Waxy Bushtits" with 103 
species on the day. This year with the date a little later in Spring, we expect 
that the winning team will find at least 120 species. 

> 
> Team members can hit the field as early as 12:01 am on Saturday May 3rd; 
we'll converge for the tally rally, awards, ceremony, and potluck dinner at 
Boomer Lake at 6:00 pm. Full details and rules of the competition are described 
in the attached "BIRDATHON Big Day announcement". Again, you do NOT need to be 
an expert birder to participate in the BIRDATHON Big Day. There are plenty of 
beginning birders who have competed in the past - some who have won awards - 
and all who have had a great time participating. If you really don't feel 
comfortable competing on a team or conducting your own BIRDATHON, then please 
consider sponsoring another volunteer to support the great work we do at the 
PCAS. 

> 
> To register your team for the Big Day or to clear up any questions you might 
have, please contact Tim O'Connell via email (tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu) or 
telephone (405-744-7593). 

> 
> I'll look forward to meeting you in the field this Saturday at Sanborn Lake 
for our next field trip and, I hope, meeting you again at our Big Day tally 
rally at Boomer Lake on May 3rd. THANK YOU for your support of the Payne County 
Audubon Society! 

> 
> Best wishes and Good Birding, 
> 
> ~Tim O'Connell
> PCAS Vice President
> 
Subject: New address since yahoo is screwy
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:13:44 -0700
Had a Cinnamon Teal last Friday at Sequoyah NWR.  70 species for the refuge
with 38 species just on the paved nature trail.

Sandy B.
FS,AR
Subject: Lifer
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:04:44 -0500
My 1st Osprey and from our backyard!  Just came swooping down for a
fish-which he got

Lisa
Okemah Lake
Subject: yellow headed blackbirds
From: Lisa Roberts <lisaroberts AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:30:41 -0500
Our yard is full of yellow headed blackbirds. (Medicine Park/Lake Lawtonka 
area) 

Subject: Snow Bunting locomotion
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:32:02 -0500
I was discussing the Snow Bunting sighting with a member at our meeting
last night, describing how it was running around picking at the ground
along the shoreline like one of the many shorebirds in the same area. She
asked if it was running or hopping. I had to admit that I wasn't sure
although I thought it was running, but the view of the legs wasn't perfect
given the distance and air shimmer. Anyway here is a link to a video which
shows that they do walk and run. The best views are from 1:05 to 1:30 and
again at 2:25 to 2:35.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92YNHMiOKYs

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: I'm Back, Catching Up
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:15:34 -0500
Hello All,

Just set up a g-mail account, at this time strictly for posting to OKBIRDS.
For all of my contacts, my Yahoo account is still active and serves as my
primary account. And now, working backwards:

This morning, saw multiple Indigo Buntings and a Sedge Wren at Oxley.
Monday, 11 American Avocets and a Forster's Tern at Oxley. On Sunday,
Warbling Vireo below Keystone dam. At Keystone State Park, Western and
Eastern Kingbirds, Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Green Heron and Bewick's
Wren. On Friday, Nashville Warbler, Red-Eyed Vireo, Swainson's Thrush and
Broad-Winged Hawk on Turkey Mountain. Also had multiple Red-Eyed Vireos and
a Sora at Oxley. I've also seen or heard Yellow-Throated Vireos at several
locations during the last week.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Prairie Dog Point Piping Plover
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:20:46 -0500
Saw the Piping Plover on the west side of the point between the dam and the
little shoreline parking area. The orange bill and legs were mostly
obscured by mud, but were apparent on close inspection in direct light.

Other shorebirds of interest:

Hudsonian Godwit - 24 (back close to the canal inlet)
Marbled Godwit - 1 (same area)
Willet - 3
Long-billed Dowitcher - 4
Greater Yellowlegs - 1
Least Sandpiper - 2
Pectoral Sandpiper - 6 (as scattered individuals)

And numerous:

Semipalmated Plover
Lesser Yellowlegs
Baird's SP
Semipalmated SP
Wilson's Phalarope

I walked the entire shoreline from the canal inlet point to the dam without
seeing the Snow Bunting. Thanks to Larry and Chad, I did get to see it
yesterday.

Bill Diffin
Subject: Eastern Kingbird
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:04:33 -0500
Hafer Park, Edmond, this morning.  David McNeely
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 22, 2014
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:28:52 +0000
Hi All. Took Orn class to Willow Springs this morning for a field trip. 
Franklin's Gulls blanketed parts of the lake and mudflats. Most I've ever seen 
there in migration. Loons were in fine breeding plumage and Ospreys were back 
and hunting aggressively. Shorebirds were disappointing, but we did see 
Forster's Terns foraging nicely. Orchard Oriole put on a show which was fun to 
see/hear. Summer Tanager sitting on a barbed wire fence was a nice look too. In 
Durant, Western Kingbirds have returned in mass. Saw at least 10 just picking 
up the vans and around town this morning. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org [mailto:do-not-reply AT ebird.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:26 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Willow Springs, Apr 22, 2014

Willow Springs, Bryan, US-OK
Apr 22, 2014 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Clear skies, high 60s, calm.
63 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard  5
Blue-winged Teal  4
Green-winged Teal  2
Common Loon  3
Double-crested Cormorant  11
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  1
Cattle Egret  6
Black Vulture  12
Turkey Vulture  20
Osprey  6
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Baird's Sandpiper  24
Franklin's Gull 5000 Large flocks marshaling in the lake and on mudflats. I 
block counted, but I think that 5000 is probably a conservative estimate. 

Ring-billed Gull  7
Forster's Tern  13
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  8
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  12
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  11
White-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
Fish Crow  16
Barn Swallow  8
Cliff Swallow  14
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  22
Cedar Waxwing  55
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Clay-colored Sparrow  2
Lark Sparrow  7
Savannah Sparrow  5
White-throated Sparrow  2
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  13
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  18
Orchard Oriole  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18028240 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Hefner this morning
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:47:58 -0500
Looked for the Snow Bunting this morning. Failed.  Did spook a Peregrine 
Falcon off its breakfast--one very unlucky Franklin's Gull. 



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Subject: Hackberry Flats, Wichita Mountains and Taylor Lake
From: Linda Adams <lindafay AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:51:57 -0500
Here are links to Bill's pictures from this past weekend.

 

Linda Adams

 

 

 

 

Taylor Lake pictures:

http://www.southernokphotography.com/p991027072

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154026562540065.1073741872.34918
5650064
 &type=1

 

Hackberry Flats and Wichita Mountains: 

http://www.southernokphotography.com/p184037584

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154039455120065.1073741873.34918
5650064
 &type=1
Subject: White Pelicans
From: Moninya Mulder <oden_mulder AT BRIGHTOK.NET>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:50:46 -0500
This afternoon while walking to the mail box at the end the drive, I heard a
flock of birds calling. I looked up and there were several dark birds
calling and flying by. As I watched I noticed much higher three huge flocks
of large birds climbing the up draft. There were hundreds of large headed
white birds with black down the wing, it had to be White Pelicans. I've seen
this before on a much smaller scale while living south of Sulphur. There
were several hundred and the whole event lasted less than a minute. Through
binoculars I could see many formations in the distance headed north. I had
barely noticed them in time.
Subject: Night Heron
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:55:38 -0500
flying over central Edmond at dusk today. Too dark to see any features, so 
species undetermined. But, spring is here, and the birds are coming back. David 
McNeely 

Subject: 2 Prothonotary Warblers
From: Lewis Pond <lewisp4909 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:06:07 -0400
At Oxley Nature Center.  Also a Green Heron and 20 Great Egrets.


Lesser Yellowlegs at Sand Springs Lake.


Lewis Pond




Subject: Tulsa Area
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:46:40 -0500
I checked the Bixby Sod Farm after the rain today. I had 2-Buff-breasted 
Sandpipers, 4-Golden Plovers 15-Pectoral Sandpipers, 5-Greater Yellowlegs and a 
Dickcissel. Terry. 
Subject: Lesser Goldfinch
From: Paul Ribitzki <lribitzki AT CIMTEL.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:57:18 -0500
We had our first Lesser Goldfinch ever stop by our thistle feeder Sunday 
morning here in far eastern Pawnee County on Lake Keystone. It was a male that 
was coming out of a molt cycle. I observed it twice for a few minutes each time 
and long enough to get several pictures out the kitchen window. It never 
returned after 11:00 AM stop. 


Other birds of note were a Chimney Swift flying over the house Saturday 
evening, a male Painted Bunting and a male Summer Tanager at the same time as 
the Lesser Goldfinch, and at least 3 Chuck-will's-widows this morning about 6 
AM. 


Paul Ribitzki
Lake Keystone area
Subject: Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count - Monday May 12th!
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:13:36 -0500
Hello Oklahoma Birders!
The Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count is scheduled for Monday May 12th,
from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. There should still be lots of migrants moving
through and many of our resident migrant species are already setting up
territories and building nests.

If you haven't visited the Nickel Preserve yet, this is a great opportunity
to bird in what is absolutely one of the most beautiful natural areas in
Oklahoma. The preserve is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains
with the scenic Illinois River flowing through and adjacent to some areas:
http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/oklahoma/preserves/nickel
.html

Newcomers are very welcome and can contact me for information and
directions (revels AT nsuok.edu, (918) 444-3824).

NEW: We will meet at the Combs Bridge Public Access parking lot this year
instead of the Eagle Bluff resort parking lot. Turn at Eagle Bluff resort
onto the county road off Hwy 10 just a few miles northeast of Tahlequah.
Our official meeting time is at 8:00 am. This should be a link to a map
showing the location on mapquest: http://mapq.st/IjvmtK    If that link
doesn't work for you, the address for Eagle Bluff Resort is 9800 Highway
Ten,Tahlequah, OK 74464. But, don't park there, keep going until you go
over the bridge, the parking lot is on the right!!

Jeremy Tubbs and I will pass out bird checklists and maps and we will
organize into groups with assigned areas to cover.

Pack snacks, and then we will meet for a late lunch/early dinner at the
Preserve Headquarters at 3:00 to tally species and collect lists. If you
would like to bring sides and/or desserts to share, feel free to bring
them, but they are not expected. After feasting, we will compile a species
list for the day (with numbers to be tabulated later).  I look forward to
seeing you there!

Best Birding!
Mia Revels, Ph.D.

-- 
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: Newbies on Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:02:29 -0500
Fifty-two species for the day. Good for me any day was despite the light 
rain. I picked up a few FOSs:  Chipping Sparrow, Dickcissel, Western 
Kingbird and a pair of Lesser Yellowlegses. I heard an Upland Sandpiper, 
Bewick's Wren and Gray Catbird, all of which I had already seen down 
here. These are interesting only because I wouldn't have last year. I 
got hearing aids in October and it has changed how I hear Spring.

D.
Subject: Snow Bunting at Prairie Dog Point
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:48:28 -0500
The subject line says it all. Chad Ellis and I have pics. 

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-------- Original message --------
From: bill  
Date: 04/21/2014  12:33 AM  (GMT-06:00) 
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] downy or hairy, a humble rfi... 
 

On 04/20/2014 09:30 AM, William Diffin wrote in part:
I agree with Larry that this looks more like a Downy than a Hairy.
Thanks much for the responses! I feel i have learned some things here that i 
can take along on my next birding outing. 


peace
-bill
Subject: FOS Painted Bunting
From: BOB NANCY LAVAL <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:11:25 -0500
Checked the feeder a few munities ago and found a male Panted Bunting. They are 
not particularly rare here in Eastern OK, but we do not see them regularly in 
our yard. Usually during the spring. I suspect they nest in the field edge 
behind the house. Normally we see the Indigo Bunting before the Panted but so 
far, no Indigo has showed up. 


BOB & NANCY LAVAL
20367 PINE MTN. LP.
HEAVENER, OK 74937
918 653 7921
Subject: Re: downy or hairy, a humble rfi...
From: bill <bill AT VULTURES.CC>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:33:41 -0500
On 04/20/2014 09:30 AM, William Diffin wrote in part:
> I agree with Larry that this looks more like a Downy than a Hairy.
Thanks much for the responses! I feel i have learned some things here 
that i can take along on my next birding outing.

peace
-bill
Subject: Hackberry Flats & Wichita Mountains 4-19-14
From: Linda Adams <lindafay AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:46:53 -0500
Bill and I went over for Hackberry Flats Day yesterday then came home by way
of the Wichita Mountains.  Nothing spectacular at either place, but we did
see a large flock of Yellow-headed Blackbirds just east of Frederick.  Also,
along the way we saw a Harlan's Red-Tailed Hawk, an Eastern Kingbird, and
several Western Kingbirds.

 

Hackberry Flats:

American Kestrel

Barn Swallow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Horned Lark

Killdeer

Loggerhead Shrike

Mourning Dove

Mockingbird

Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Winged Blackbird

Scissortailed Flycatcher

Upland Sandpiper

White-Crowned Sparrow

Meadowlark - we think Western

 

Wichita Mountains:

Barn Swallow

Black-Capped Vireo

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

Canada Goose

Carolina Chickadee

Common Crackle

Eastern Phoebe

Field Sparrow

Great Egret

Killdeer

Yellowlegs - we think Lesser

Lincoln's Sparrow

Red-Winged Blackbird

Ruddy Duck

Snowy Egret

Rock Wren

 

Linda Adams
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Dripping Springs Lake, Apr 20, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:24:53 -0500
		A nice mixture of birds here. 

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Dripping Springs Lake, Okmulgee, US-OK
Apr 20, 2014 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
56 species

Gadwall  16
Blue-winged Teal  8
Northern Shoveler  3
Lesser Scaup  6
Ruddy Duck  1
Wild Turkey  1
Horned Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  25
Great Egret  2
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  10
Osprey  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  55
Killdeer  2
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Forster's Tern  1
Mourning Dove  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  3
Loggerhead Shrike  2
White-eyed Vireo  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Purple Martin  1
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  10
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Eastern Bluebird  5
American Robin  4
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  6
Ovenbird  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  3
Northern Parula  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Field Sparrow  5
Vesper Sparrow  2
Lark Sparrow  4
Savannah Sparrow  2
Grasshopper Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  4
Summer Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  8
Dickcissel  2     one heard and one seen perched on a wire.
Eastern Meadowlark  5
Common Grackle  15
Orchard Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  10

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17985856 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Oriental/Cow Creek, Apr 20, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:20:00 -0500
 This spot east of Okemah Lake in the northeast corner of the county has been 
productive in all seasons. There is 

 another stream crossing a half mile back to the west that is worth checking 
also. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Oriental/Cow Creek, Okfuskee, US-OK
Apr 20, 2014 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
26 species

Northern Bobwhite  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 one bird heard then later seen. presumed to be the calling 
bird. 

Loggerhead Shrike  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Clay-colored Sparrow  2
Grasshopper Sparrow  1
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  4
Dickcissel  1     heard calling in flight overhead.
Brown-headed Cowbird  2

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17985198 


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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Okemah Lake, Apr 20, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:16:59 -0500
 Nothing unusual here but plenty of migrants in the woodlands all around the 
lake. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Okemah Lake, Okfuskee, US-OK
Apr 20, 2014 9:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
20.0 mile(s)
42 species

Wood Duck  1
Gadwall  7
Blue-winged Teal  4
Northern Shoveler  7
Horned Grebe  3
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  7
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
American Coot  30
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Bonaparte's Gull  2
Franklin's Gull  120
Mourning Dove  7
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Eastern Kingbird  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Fish Crow  4
Barn Swallow  10
Cliff Swallow  50
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  7
European Starling  6
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Northern Parula  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Yellow-throated Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  10
Field Sparrow  6
Savannah Sparrow  3
Summer Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  6
Orchard Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  15

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Subject: L Overholser and Rose L
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:45:26 -0500
Gave the northeast mudflats a long, thorough look, then went on to Rose
Lake focusing on shorebirds there. Confirmed Matt Jung's godwit sightings
on the mudflats and saw a surprise Lesser Black-backed Gull. There were
flocks of shorebirds in the middle of the mudflats too far away to
identify. The large raptors had the birds very restless. At Rose Lake the
Lesser Yellowlegs, Wilson's Phalaropes and Long-billed Dowitchers were very
close to the road, optimum for viewing.

*NE Mudflats and adjacent lake from east side*
DC Cormorants - 80
Am White Pelican- 50
Great Blue Heron - 4
Great Egret - 3
Mallard - 4
Blue-winged Teal - 10
Northern Shoveler - 50
Bald Eagle - 1
Osprey - 3 (seen on second pass after Rose L)
Semipalmated Plover - 1
Killdeer - 3
Am Avocet - 88
Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
Greater Yellowlegs - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 3
Marbled Godwit - 2
Hudsonian Godwit - 4
Pectoral SP - 9
Baird's SP - 30
Semipalmated SP - 6
Least SP - 1
Stilt SP - 1
Wilson's Phalarope - 17
Franklin's Gull - 150
Ring-billed Gull - 60
Herring Gull - 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1
Forster's Tern - 12
Rock Dove - 5
Scissor-tailed FC - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 3
Purple Martin - 2
Barn Swallow - 1
Cedar Waxwing - 8
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 20

*Rose L shorebirds*
Lesser Yellowlegs - 24
Greater Yellowlegs - 1
Long-billed Dowitcher - 9
Wilson's Phalarope - 8 (all females in breeding plumage)

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Paden sewage ponds, Apr 20, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:44:46 -0500
 There are two sewage ponds visible as you come into the west side of Paden. 
They are north of Hwy 62 on 

	EW1040.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Paden sewage ponds, Okfuskee, US-OK
Apr 20, 2014 8:40 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
33 species

Blue-winged Teal  33
Green-winged Teal  1
White-faced Ibis 5 seen well at fairly close range in the scope. all had white 
faces. 

Turkey Vulture  4
American Coot  1
Killdeer  2
Greater Yellowlegs  5
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  5
Greater Roadrunner 2 one calling from near the sewage ponds and one seen east 
of Paden. 

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
White-eyed Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  1     heard in Paden.
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Purple Martin  3
Barn Swallow  7
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  10
Cedar Waxwing  20
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Harris's Sparrow  6
White-crowned Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  3

View this checklist online at 
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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Meeker Lake, Apr 20, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:42:43 -0500
 Meeker Lake continues to be a nice little active spot. It was birdy in the 
winter and now in migration. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Meeker Lake, Lincoln, US-OK
Apr 20, 2014 6:50 AM - 8:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
25.0 mile(s)
58 species

Canada Goose  4
Blue-winged Teal  10
Northern Shoveler  4
Wild Turkey  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
American Coot  2
American Avocet  33     kept flying around but never landed while I was there.
Killdeer  2
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Wilson's Phalarope  1
Franklin's Gull  40
Eurasian Collared-Dove  4
Mourning Dove  4
Great Horned Owl  3     one adult with two almost grown chicks.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
White-eyed Vireo  3
American Crow  6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  10
Cliff Swallow  20
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  10
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  2
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  20
Ovenbird 1 one bird heard calling and moving around on the forest floor. never 
got a decent look at it. 

Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Orange-crowned Warbler  4
Nashville Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Spotted Towhee  1
Field Sparrow  6
Lark Sparrow  4
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  12
Dickcissel  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Eastern Meadowlark  4
Yellow-headed Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  12
Great-tailed Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  7

View this checklist online at 
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Subject: Lesser Goldfinch
From: Paul Ribitzki <lribitzki AT CIMTEL.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:50:54 -0500
We had our first Lesser Goldfinch stop by our thistle feeder this morning here 
in far eastern Pawnee County on Lake Keystone. It was a male that was coming 
out of a molt cycle. I observed it twice for a few minutes each time and long 
enough to get several pictures out the kitchen window. It never returned after 
11:00 AM stop. 


 

Other birds of note were a Chimney Swift flying over the house yesterday 
afternoon and a bright male Summer Tanager in bird bath at the same time the 
Lesser Goldfinch was here today. 


 

Paul Ribitzki

Lake Keystone area

 

 
Subject: FW: OK Birds postings
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:26:36 -0500
 Forwarding this post from Lou Truex since he can’t get on OKBirds. 


 

                Jimmy

 

From: ML2x [mailto:ml2x AT sbcglobal.net] 
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:56 AM
To: Woodard Jimmy
Subject: OK Birds postings

 

Hi Jimmy,

 

Since we’ve been banned from OK birds(yahoo), could you post this for us?

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Steed is at 24% capacity which is why Hackberry Flat has NO water. I’ve never 
seen it that low since 


the water was impounded. The SW OK drought is 3 years now and it’s getting 
seriously ugly over here. 


We birded the East and West shorelines. There were 50 peeps too far out to ID 
and the rest were Bairds, 


Killdeer and 2 Avocets......here’s the report from the west side.....

 

Mary and Lou Truex

Lawton

 

Kiowa - Tom Steed Reservior--E 1560 Rd., Kiowa, US-OK
Apr 18, 2014 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
17 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  6
Blue-winged Teal  9
Turkey Vulture  8
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Snowy Plover  13
Killdeer  7
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Hudsonian Godwit  23
Baird's Sandpiper  17
Pectoral Sandpiper  3
Semipalmated Sandpiper  2
peep sp.  75
Long-billed Dowitcher  2
Wilson's Phalarope  2
Eastern Bluebird  4
Chipping Sparrow  27
Clay-colored Sparrow  16
Lark Sparrow  3
Subject: Red Slough and Little River today
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:34:03 +0000
Hi All. I birded Red Slough and Little River today with David Gainey from 
Sulphur. Saw a lot of new birds for the year and the weather was very nice. We 
saw a couple from California hiking towards Teal Lake, but were unable to meet 
up with them. Hope they saw goodies too. List below, with notes about some of 
the goodies. Doug. 

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks - pair at RS; looks like they might be nesting in 
a Wood Duck box. 

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant - none on Otter, but 1 at Bittern Unit at RS.
Double-crested Cormorant
Anhinga - quite a few at RS.
American Bittern - over a dozen seen/heard throughout the marsh units at RS.
Least Bittern - two heard calling at Bittern unit at RS.
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron - at RS
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - at LRNWR
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
King Rail - 2 heard calling across from the observation tower on the east side 
of the middle gate at RS. 

Sora - one back by Lotus unit at RS
Purple Gallinule - north levee of Pintail Lake at RS; right where David Arbour 
reported it earlier. Same spot as Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks. 

Common Gallinule - couple at Pintail Lake and Bittern unit at RS.
American Coot
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
Rock Pigeon - in town
Eurasian Collared-Dove - towns
Mourning Dove
Barn Owl - near Ward Lake
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Peregrine Falcon - perched watching the interior units at RS, just west of 
Mudline Rd - saw her from road. 

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird - several scattered around at RS.
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Bell's Vireo - one heard singing on east side of middle gate/observation 
platform at RS. 

Blue-headed Vireo - observed/heard at LRNWM along road into Unit 2 near the 
split. 

Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch - at Tiak Work Center
Marsh Wren - several heard/observed at RS.
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
E. Bluebird
A. Robin
Brown Thrasher
N. Mockingbird
E. Starling
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler - several singing/1 observed behind observation deck in Unit 2 
at LRNWR 

Northern Parula
Bay-breasted Warbler - at bridge/creek crossing south of Haworth.
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler - multiples seen/heard in young pine regeneration on road into 
Unit 2 at LRNWR. 

Yellow-breasted Chat - several at RS and LRNWR.
Eastern Towhee - LRNWR
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow - molting - need to go north!
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow - several in new plumage.
White-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager - at LRNWR
N. Cardinal
Indigo Bunting - both locations, all male, one SY male.
Red-winged Blackbird
E. Meadowlark
C. Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole - 3 adult males, 1 SY male at RS.
Baltimore Oriole - 1 adult male at RS along Bittern unit.
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow




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: Yellow-headed Blackbirds
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:09:45 -0400
Glad to hear that. Some of us attending the Leks & Treks Lesser Prairie Chicken 
Festival at Woodward this coming week and weekend are going out that way for 
several days. I hope that there are still some of the y. h. blackbirds still 
there. 


For a closer look I suggest the "goose feeding area" at the east end of Lake 
Hefner dam road . There is a feeding area right along the exit road from there. 
I saw 3-4 yellow headed blackbirds along with cowbirds, g. t. grackles, r. w. 
blackbirds, c. geese and some ducks there on Friday afternoon 4/18 about 4PM. 
Hal Yocum 





---- Warren Williams  wrote: 
> Found my biggest flock of Yellow-headed Blackbirds ever at Black Mesa State
> Park last Thur.
> 
>  
> 
> Photo is here: http://www.pbase.com/wwphoto/image/155307916
> 
>  
> 
> Warren Williams
> 
> Sand Springs
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
Subject: Yellow-headed Blackbirds
From: Warren Williams <wwphoto3 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:02:44 -0500
Found my biggest flock of Yellow-headed Blackbirds ever at Black Mesa State
Park last Thur.

 

Photo is here: http://www.pbase.com/wwphoto/image/155307916

 

Warren Williams

Sand Springs

 

 
Subject: some spring things
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:48:08 -0500
Yesterday in Stillwater, there was still a White Crowned Sparrow at the 
Botanical Garden, along with some very bright Yellow Rumped Warblers. 


There were Chimney Swifts both at the Botanical Garden and on the OSU campus.

A female Gadwall was still on the creek at the Botanical Garden at this late 
date. 


Of course, other, common and expected birds, were there, too.
Subject: Baltimore Oriole
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:37:18 -0500
I had my first of year male Baltimore Oriole come to the jelly in the back yard 
this morning! 

 
Jennifer Kidney
Norman
 		 	   		  
Subject: FOS on Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:25:41 -0500
This morning a small party (the Raesides, Kidney and Enwall and I) 
picked up a Gt. Crested Flycatcher, Gray Catbird, Spotted Towhee and a 
Black and White Warbler for the first time this season.

D.
Subject: FOS
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:06:48 -0500
Summer Tanager in backyard. Young male; still lots of yellow. And we still
have Harris and White Crowned Sparrows.

Lisa
Okemah Lake
Subject: Boomer Lake, Stillwater
From: John Polo <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:48:26 -0500
Hi Birders,

I was at Boomer earlier. There was one Yellow-headed Blackbird lingering with 
red-wings. Saw my first Western Kingbird this year and first Bell's Vireo of 
the year. Usually i find Bell's Vireo and Painted Buntings within a day or two 
of each other, so the Painted Buntings should be here very soon, if they're not 
already here. A few other firsts, but no new migrant warblers. 


Checked the hummingbird feeder first thing this morning and the presumed Rufous 
Hummingbird was on it. 


good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: Re: downy or hairy, a humble rfi...
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:30:23 -0500
I agree with Larry that this looks more like a Downy than a Hairy. The bill
can be seen pretty well in two of the photos, and it looks short. Downies
adopt a characteristic posture that looks more crouched with the head
closer to the trunk than is typical of Hairies. The subject has this
crouched posture in most of the photos. Because of the longer bill and the
stronger tendency to drill rather than pick, Hairies lean farther back so
that they almost seem ready to fall over backwards. There are faint tail
bars just barely visible in most of the photos. Only a narrow strip of the
outer tail feathers is visible which is contributing to the difficulty in
seeing the bars. The visibility of the tail bars on Downies is often poor
as it is here.

Bill Diffin, OKC


On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 1:27 AM, bill  wrote:

>  Hello okbirders,
>
> If you have a few minutes to waste I'd like to solicit your id skills.
> There was this little woodpecker in some trees in s enid on the afternoon
> of the 17th. He wasn't so far away, and not uncooperative, but... every
> time i tried to get a good shot of him my camera focused on one of the many
> intervening tree limbs instead. Not having binos with me, i decided to rely
> on my pics for id later. After looking them over for some time i still
> cannot decide. On the one hand, i see no banding in the white outer tail
> feathers so i want to think Hairy. But there are one or two shots that seem
> to show a tiny short bill. If anyone would be willing to look and offer an
> opinion, i'd be most grateful. There are six shots on my Flickr, this being
> the last...
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/critters101_william/13945396084/
>
> I can redo and crop them if that will help, but i thought it might do more
> harm than good in blurring details. Many thanks and Happy Easter to all!
>
> peace
> bill
> enid ok
>
Subject: OCAS Meeting Monday
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:10:05 -0500
Doug Wood will be the guest speaker at the meeting Monday night. His talk
will cover a 3-week avitourism trip he took to China in May 2013.  The
presentation will include photos of birds observed on the trip including
pheasants, sunbirds, and owls among others.  Doug will also cover different
aspects of avitourism and conservation.  The presentation will be both
informative and a lot fun too. Doug is a prominent Oklahoma birder and
biology/ornithology/zoology professor at Southeast Oklahoma State
University.

Our meetings are held from 7-9 pm at the Will Rogers Park Garden Exhibition
Building, NW 36th St and I-44, Oklahoma City. The meetings are open to the
public, and all interested parties are encouraged to attend. You can read
more about the presentation on our website at www.okc-audubon.org.

Bill Diffin
Oklahoma City Audubon Society President
Subject: Re: Bobwhite
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:46:58 -0500
Wonderful. We had a lot of them this last winter.

On Apr 20, 2014, at 7:33 AM, Lisa Wiesbauer wrote:

> 1st call I've heard here in 4 years.
> 
> Lisa
> Okemah Lake
Subject: Bobwhite
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:33:23 -0500
1st call I've heard here in 4 years.

Lisa
Okemah Lake
Subject: Re: downy or hairy, a humble rfi...
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:51:31 -0500
Downy.


On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 1:27 AM, bill  wrote:

>  Hello okbirders,
>
> If you have a few minutes to waste I'd like to solicit your id skills.
> There was this little woodpecker in some trees in s enid on the afternoon
> of the 17th. He wasn't so far away, and not uncooperative, but... every
> time i tried to get a good shot of him my camera focused on one of the many
> intervening tree limbs instead. Not having binos with me, i decided to rely
> on my pics for id later. After looking them over for some time i still
> cannot decide. On the one hand, i see no banding in the white outer tail
> feathers so i want to think Hairy. But there are one or two shots that seem
> to show a tiny short bill. If anyone would be willing to look and offer an
> opinion, i'd be most grateful. There are six shots on my Flickr, this being
> the last...
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/critters101_william/13945396084/
>
> I can redo and crop them if that will help, but i thought it might do more
> harm than good in blurring details. Many thanks and Happy Easter to all!
>
> peace
> bill
> enid ok
>
Subject: downy or hairy, a humble rfi...
From: bill <bill AT VULTURES.CC>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:27:10 -0500
Hello okbirders,

If you have a few minutes to waste I'd like to solicit your id skills. 
There was this little woodpecker in some trees in s enid on the 
afternoon of the 17th. He wasn't so far away, and not uncooperative, 
but... every time i tried to get a good shot of him my camera focused on 
one of the many intervening tree limbs instead. Not having binos with 
me, i decided to rely on my pics for id later. After looking them over 
for some time i still cannot decide. On the one hand, i see no banding 
in the white outer tail feathers so i want to think Hairy. But there are 
one or two shots that seem to show a tiny short bill. If anyone would be 
willing to look and offer an opinion, i'd be most grateful. There are 
six shots on my Flickr, this being the last...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/critters101_william/13945396084/

I can redo and crop them if that will help, but i thought it might do 
more harm than good in blurring details. Many thanks and Happy Easter to 
all!

peace
bill
enid ok
Subject: Selasphorus hummingbird
From: "john.polo" <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:51:42 -0500
Hi Birders,

Yesterday a hummer in the yard caught Brandy's eye, but she wasn't sure 
it was different from the regular ruby-throats. She saw it again early 
this afternoon and asked me about the possibility of a Rufous hummer. 
Tim O'Connell had a Rufous/Allen's in his yard last spring i reminded 
her. She grabbed Sibley and we sat on our little back deck to watch the 
feeder. It took 25 minutes or so, but sure enough, a hummer with the 
rufous flanks and partial gorget of a female Selasphorus stopped at the 
feeder for several seconds.

Later in the afternoon i had the camera ready and got some identifiable 
photos when the bird came back again. Here are a couple of the pics of a 
presumed Rufous Hummingbird.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/trailwind/Selasphorus1_zpsccd0496e.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/trailwind/Selasphorus2_zps69dc7f61.jpg

This morning i visited Couch Park and a Lincoln's Sparrow was singing. 
I'm unfamiliar with the song (and don't think i've heard it live before) 
and was clueless until the singer hopped into view. A Barred Owl and i 
stared at each other for several minutes.

Saw my first Chimney Swifts of the year this afternoon.

good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: Photos added to
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:13:27 -0500
OKBirds,

 

I have added some new photos to my website. Some of the species photographed
include Common Loon and Horned Grebe in breeding plumage as well as American
Golden-Plover, Bonaparte's Gull and several passerines. For those interested
the photos can be seen at the link below.

 

http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds

 

Cheers,

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Yukon City Park, Apr 19, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:06:21 -0500
		Very few migrants today.


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Yukon City Park, Canadian, US-OK
Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: OKC Audubon field trip. participants were Cortez Downey, Steve Davis, 
Eliana Ardila, Marc Kramer, Susan Prescott and myself. 

41 species

Gadwall  1
Mallard  4
Blue-winged Teal  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  4     one pair on a possible nest.
Cooper's Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Eurasian Collared-Dove  6
Mourning Dove  10
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  9
American Crow  4
Purple Martin  1
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  4
Bewick's Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  10
Brown Thrasher  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  20
Cedar Waxwing  45
Orange-crowned Warbler  4
Nashville Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  2
Clay-colored Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  10
Great-tailed Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
American Goldfinch  30
House Sparrow  12

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17965093 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Godwits at L Overholser (Matt Jung)
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:57:10 -0500
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: matthew jung 
To: okbirds 
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:07:02 -0700
Subject: Godwits at the Lake Overholser mud flats

I just came from observing the mud flats for about an hour:

Hudsonian Godwits
Marbled Godwits
Willets
LB Dowitchers
Baird's Sandpipers
Wilson's Snipe
American Avocets
AW Pelicans
DC Cormorants
RB Gulls
Franklin's Gulls - thousands
Franklin's Gull
RW Blackbirds

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Chickasaw Nat'l RA - 4/17/14
From: Deanne McKinney <trialsz63 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:36:59 -0500
Spent the day at Chickasaw Nat'l RA on Thursday. I was pleased with the
variety of species seen and heard there, though a little disappointed that
there weren't more ducks or other water birds. Quite a few songbirds were
found all through the area, including White-eyed Vireo, Northern Parula,
and several kinds of sparrows, warblers and five kinds of woodpeckers. It
was well worth the trip.

Total species count: 52

eBird checklist here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17958017
Subject: Taylor Lake, Apr 18, 2014
From: Linda Adams <lindafay AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:29:35 -0500
Since Bill’s off the list serve right now, I get to post our list from this 
evening at Taylor Lake. The wind was down today and we did find the Lewis’s 
Woodpecker. He was being really skittish though. 



Canada Goose 
Pied-billed Grebe
Turkey Vulture
American Coot
Lewis's Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Eastern Bluebird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco 
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird

Barn Swallow

Tufted Titmouse

Mourning Dove

Northern Mockingbird

 

Bill’s planning to sign back up to the list serve with a different e-mail 
address since the Yahoo is giving trouble. 


 

Linda Adams

Duncan, OK

 
Subject: FW: eBird Report - West Cache Creek--CR N2620, Apr 18, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:14 -0500
 There are several places where the roads cross Cache Creek. Any of them could 
be birdy. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

West Cache Creek--CR N2620, Cotton, US-OK Apr 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
23 species

Turkey Vulture  10
Northern Harrier  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  10
Downy Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  3
Loggerhead Shrike  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
American Crow  5
Cliff Swallow  20
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Field Sparrow  3
Lark Sparrow  7
Savannah Sparrow  12
White-crowned Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  8
Western Meadowlark  4

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Temple Lake and WTP, Apr 18, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:30:50 -0500
		This is a nice spot just west of Temple. It always seems to attract birds.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

Temple Lake and WTP, Cotton, US-OK
Apr 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
51 species

Canada Goose  2
Gadwall  8
Blue-winged Teal  12
Northern Shoveler  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  18
Swainson's Hawk  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  4
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Baird's Sandpiper  2
Least Sandpiper  7
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Long-billed Dowitcher  21
Forster's Tern  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  8
Eurasian Collared-Dove  4
Mourning Dove  10
Great Horned Owl  1
Burrowing Owl  3     at a dogtown just east of Temple.
Ladder-backed Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  5
Loggerhead Shrike  2
Horned Lark  3
Barn Swallow  20
Cliff Swallow  30
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Bewick's Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  8
American Pipit  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Lark Sparrow  16
Savannah Sparrow  15
Grasshopper Sparrow  2
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Harris's Sparrow  8
White-crowned Sparrow  12
Northern Cardinal  2
Eastern Meadowlark  4
Western Meadowlark  2
Brewer's Blackbird  30
Common Grackle  20
Great-tailed Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
House Sparrow  10

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Wichita Ridge Park, Apr 18, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:29:28 -0500
 There are extensive mudflats west of NS2740 in the far southwest corner of 
Stephens County. This is the 

 upper arm of Lake Waurika. It would be best to be here in the morning since 
you are looking west. Most of the 

	better shoreline and mudflats are some distance away so a scope is a must.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Lake Waurika--Wichita Ridge Park, Stephens, US-OK Apr 18, 2014 10:15 AM - 10:45 
AM 

Protocol: Stationary
33 species

Canada Goose  8
Gadwall  15
Mallard  4
Blue-winged Teal  20
Northern Shoveler  45
Green-winged Teal  4
Double-crested Cormorant  11
American White Pelican  20
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  8
Northern Harrier  2
American Coot  40
American Avocet  1
Killdeer  5
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Hudsonian Godwit  2
Stilt Sandpiper  2
Baird's Sandpiper  30
Least Sandpiper  20
Long-billed Dowitcher  14
Wilson's Phalarope  16
Franklin's Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  8
Forster's Tern  2
Mourning Dove  4
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  4
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  8
Cliff Swallow  50
Northern Mockingbird  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  20
Brown-headed Cowbird  4

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Waurika--Dam, Apr 18, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:26:06 -0500
		Not a lot of waterfowl or shorebirds present but a few quality birds anyway.

	Jimmy Woodard 
	Midwest City, OK


Lake Waurika--Dam, Jefferson, US-OK
Apr 18, 2014 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
42 species

Canada Goose  6
Gadwall  10
Blue-winged Teal  8
Northern Shoveler  12
Northern Bobwhite  3
Wild Turkey  1
Double-crested Cormorant  4
American White Pelican  40
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  15
American Coot  35
Killdeer  6
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Hudsonian Godwit 7 very large dark shorebirds with long upturned bills. probing 
in deeper water. 

Baird's Sandpiper  20
Least Sandpiper  6
Long-billed Dowitcher  11
Ring-billed Gull  5
Forster's Tern  2
Mourning Dove  10
Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  7
Loggerhead Shrike  2
American Crow  2
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  20
Cliff Swallow  300
Cave Swallow 1 one adult seen mixing with Cliff Swallows under the walkway to 
the intake tower on the dam. pale buffy color on sides of face, neck, and head. 
pale buffy rump. 

Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Northern Mockingbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Chipping Sparrow  6
Field Sparrow  2
Lark Sparrow  4
Savannah Sparrow  8
Northern Cardinal  3
Western Meadowlark  4

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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Moneka Park, Apr 18, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:24:48 -0500
		Spent most of the day birding in Jefferson, Stephens and Cotton Counties.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

Moneka Park, Jefferson, US-OK
Apr 18, 2014 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
47 species

Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  3
Swainson's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  7
Loggerhead Shrike  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Barn Swallow  8
Cliff Swallow  10
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  2
Bewick's Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  6
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  2
Field Sparrow  5
Lark Sparrow  6
Savannah Sparrow  14
Grasshopper Sparrow  2
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Harris's Sparrow  20
White-crowned Sparrow  25
Northern Cardinal  4
Eastern Meadowlark  5
Common Grackle  30
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
Baltimore Oriole 1 just inside the county line where Hwy 81 crosses over Cow 
Creek. a male flew up right in front of me. dark head and orange body. 

House Sparrow  6

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Subject: FW: Inca Dove
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:30:32 -0500
                                Forwarding for Doug Wood about Incas in
Durant.

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK

 

From: Doug Wood [mailto:DWood AT se.edu] 
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 11:00 AM
To: ML2x; Jimmy Woodard
Subject: Inca Dove

 

I can't seem to post to OKBIRDS from my laptop, but I wanted to give you a
heads up.  Inca Doves hanging around the old Union building at Southeastern
in Durant yesterday afternoon.  If someone is year birding or big year'ing,
then they might want to try it.  Larry Mays?  Doug.