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Banded Kingfisher,©Barry Kent Mackay

1 Sep Lake Hefner [Matthew Jung ]
1 Sep Re: Swallow-tailed Kite [Bill Carrell ]
31 Aug Re: Red Slough [Jim Arterburn ]
31 Aug Red Slough [Terry Mitchell ]
31 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite [Foundation Subscriber ]
31 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite [Chad Ellis ]
30 Aug Re: kite migration [Foundation Subscriber ]
30 Aug kite migration [Jimmy Woodard ]
30 Aug Re: Birds at Lake Hefner 2/29/14 [Chad Ellis ]
30 Aug Birds at Lake Hefner 2/29/14 [Deanne McKinney ]
30 Aug Possible Jaeger at Lake Hefner [Chad Ellis ]
30 Aug Swallow-tailed Kite [Larry Mays ]
29 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite Tishomingo [JOS GRZYBOWSKI ]
29 Aug Re: Friday morning at Rose Lake today [David McNeely ]
29 Aug Chuck-will's-widow ["john.polo" ]
29 Aug Re: Friday morning at Rose Lake today [Foundation Subscriber ]
29 Aug Re: Friday morning at Rose Lake today [rgunn1 ]
29 Aug Re: Friday morning at Rose Lake today [Henthorn1 ]
29 Aug Re: Friday morning at Rose Lake today [David McNeely ]
29 Aug Friday morning at Rose Lake today [Sharon Henthorn ]
29 Aug California Gull [Jim Arterburn ]
28 Aug Re: Swallow-tailed Kite Tishomingo [rgunn1 ]
28 Aug Swallow-tailed Kite Tishomingo [Doug Wood ]
27 Aug Re: Rose Lake this evening [Foundation Subscriber ]
27 Aug Re: Rose Lake this evening [Deanne McKinney ]
27 Aug Rose Lake this evening [Henthorn1 ]
27 Aug Re: exotic bird [Jimmy Woodard ]
26 Aug Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - August 26 [David McNeely ]
26 Aug Re: exotic bird [Steve Schafer ]
26 Aug Red Slough Bird Survey - August 26 [David Arbour ]
26 Aug exotic bird [Jimmy Woodard ]
26 Aug August: Washington County [Melinda Droege ]
25 Aug Re: Wagoner County [Foundation Subscriber ]
25 Aug Re: first fall warbler in central Edmond yard [Foundation Subscriber ]
25 Aug first fall warbler in central Edmond yard [David McNeely ]
25 Aug Re: Wagoner County [Terry Mitchell ]
24 Aug Re: Wagoner County [Foundation Subscriber ]
24 Aug Wagoner County [Terry Mitchell ]
24 Aug FW: eBird Report - MWC house, Aug 23, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
24 Aug bird magazines to give away [Jeff and Cris Cox ]
24 Aug Joe Barnes Park/Midwest City [Jimmy Woodard ]
23 Aug Re: PCAS Sanborn Lake field trip [John Polo ]
23 Aug PCAS Sanborn Lake field trip ["john.polo" ]
22 Aug Payne County Audubon Society - field trip and photo contest! [Timothy O'Connell ]
22 Aug Lake Overholser and vicinity [Matthew Jung ]
22 Aug Belated Tishomingo sightings [Doug Wood ]
21 Aug Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 21 [David Arbour ]
20 Aug Re: Tall Grass Prarie Preserve [Foundation Subscriber ]
20 Aug Re: Tall Grass Prarie Preserve [Foundation Subscriber ]
20 Aug Tall Grass Prarie Preserve [Matthew Jung ]
19 Aug Re: Copan Lake Area on 8-19-2014 [Foundation Subscriber ]
19 Aug Copan Lake Area on 8-19-2014 [Mary Peterson ]
18 Aug Re: Rufous hummingbird [Cheryl Kilpatrick ]
17 Aug Rufous hummingbird [Susie Ruby ]
16 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpipers on 8-16-2014. [Mary Peterson ]
15 Aug invitation to the annual fall technical meeting of the OOS [Timothy O'Connell ]
15 Aug Oklahoma Ornithological Society Fall Meeting - Call for papers [Mia Revels ]
15 Aug Least Flycatcher [William Diffin ]
13 Aug Re: Finally, a Warbler [David McNeely ]
13 Aug Re: Finally, a Warbler [Foundation Subscriber ]
13 Aug Finally, a Warbler [Mike ]
12 Aug Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 12 [David Arbour ]
12 Aug Sedge Wren - Tallgrass Prairie Preserve [Scott Loss ]
12 Aug Rufous Hummer [Larry Mays ]
11 Aug Re: Late Nesting Doves [Foundation Subscriber ]
11 Aug Re: Late Nesting Doves [EUGENE YOUNG ]
11 Aug Late Nesting Doves [Colin and Becky Smith ]
11 Aug Lakes Overholser and Hefner on Sunday [Kevin Groeneweg ]
10 Aug New Red Slough photos [David Arbour ]
10 Aug Re: Joe B Barnes Park/MWC [Mary Tate ]
10 Aug Joe B Barnes Park/MWC [Jimmy Woodard ]
10 Aug Warbler_Lake Hefner ["okcbirder AT gmail.com" ]
8 Aug Fw: Tulsa Area [Terry Mitchell ]
8 Aug Tulsa Area [Terry Mitchell ]
7 Aug Red Slough Bird Survey - August 7 [David Arbour ]
7 Aug white-winged dove, Bixby ["Bostian, Kelly" ]

Subject: Lake Hefner
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:48:21 -0500
Drove around Prairie Dog Point this morning and found Sharon picking up 
thrash!! 


Other sightings:
DC Cormorant - just one
Great and Snowy Egrets
GB Heron
RB Gulls - about 50
Forster's and Black Terns
Mallards
Blue-winged Teal - at least 80 in two flocks

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:36:55 -0500
To elaborate on Chad's post, the kite appeared in a kettle of Turkey
Vultures around 9:15, was observed for about two minutes, and other than a
report of a brief sighting along the river, not seen after that. Not the
most satisfying view for a lifer, but no question about the ID.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK


On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 9:07 AM, Chad Ellis  wrote:

> Still present today!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 30, 2014, at 11:15 AM, Larry Mays  wrote:
>
> Standing at Reeves Ravine Tish NWR,   looking at an adult Swallow-railed
> Kite.  Good long looks!
>
>
Subject: Re: Red Slough
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:17:49 -0500
Terry,

 

Very nice, sharp flight shots.

 

Jim

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Terry Mitchell
Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:23 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Red Slough

 

Made a trip to Red Slough Saturday. I had at least 100-Woodstorks , 150-White 
Ibis and 3-Neotropic Cormorants. Here’s a link to some photos of White Ibis 
and Woodstorks if you care to look. Thanks Terry. 


 

http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstrom/recent_photos
Subject: Red Slough
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:22:35 -0500
Made a trip to Red Slough Saturday. I had at least 100-Woodstorks , 150-White 
Ibis and 3-Neotropic Cormorants. Here’s a link to some photos of White Ibis 
and Woodstorks if you care to look. Thanks Terry. 


http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstrom/recent_photos
Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:47:39 -0500
Moderate bird alert ! My birding buddies in Mitch Park , Edmond ( on Covell 
between Santa Fe and Kelly ) saw a BLACK- billed cuckoo this morning near the 
bridge along the north side of the park. Hal Yocum 



Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 31, 2014, at 9:07 AM, Chad Ellis  wrote:
> 
> Still present today!
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Aug 30, 2014, at 11:15 AM, Larry Mays  wrote:
>> 
>> Standing at Reeves Ravine Tish NWR, looking at an adult Swallow-railed Kite. 
Good long looks! 
Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:07:25 -0500
Still present today!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 30, 2014, at 11:15 AM, Larry Mays  wrote:
> 
> Standing at Reeves Ravine Tish NWR, looking at an adult Swallow-railed Kite. 
Good long looks! 
Subject: Re: kite migration
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:56:17 -0400
Similar findings with the M. Kites over and about Mitch Park in Edmond. We saw 
2-3 groups of 5-6 or so , all in the sky just small distances apart. While we 
were in the park, 7:30to 9, they did not group together and I did not notice 
any of the several groups fly away south. It will no be long though. Hal Yocum 

---- Jimmy Woodard  wrote: 
>                                 When I stepped out this morning about 9AM,
> there were at least a dozen Miss Kites swirling around right over the house.
> In the next 
> 
>                 hour, I saw another 12-15 plus migrating over the house
> headed south.
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>                 Jimmy Woodard
> 
>                 Midwest City, OK
> 
Subject: kite migration
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:57:51 -0500
                                When I stepped out this morning about 9AM,
there were at least a dozen Miss Kites swirling around right over the house.
In the next 

                hour, I saw another 12-15 plus migrating over the house
headed south.

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Re: Birds at Lake Hefner 2/29/14
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:37:13 -0500
I also had the Laughing Gull today. The Jaeger was a much larger bird.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 30, 2014, at 1:49 PM, Deanne McKinney  wrote:
> 
> Yesterday, I was at Lake Hefner. As usual there were lot of birds at Prairie 
Dog Point. I would like to have the experts here help me identify them, please. 
I posted them on the OOS Facebook page, but thought I'd get a quicker response 
by posting here. 

> 
> Possibly the same bird that Chad thought might be a Jaeger - could this be a 
Laughing Gull? 

> 
> 
http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/gulls_02-82914_zps38f9f3d5.jpg.html?sort=3&o=6 

> 
> 
http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/IMG_0024--_zps7e9e2b29.jpg.html?sort=3&o=7 

> 
> 
> Black Terns and Common or Forster's? Both?
> 
> 
http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/IMG_0057--_zps8bc298ba.jpg.html?sort=3&o=5 

> 
> 
http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/ternsandgulls_01-082914_zpsed977ae3.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2 

> 
> 
> Short-billed Dowitchers (as opposed to Long-billed that I normally see)
> 
> 
http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/IMG_0068--_zpsec88eee4.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4 

> 
> 
> Thanks for any and all help.
> 
> Deanne 
> 
> 
Subject: Birds at Lake Hefner 2/29/14
From: Deanne McKinney <trialsz63 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:49:11 -0500
Yesterday, I was at Lake Hefner. As usual there were lot of birds at
Prairie Dog Point. I would like to have the experts here help me identify
them, please. I posted them on the OOS Facebook page, but thought I'd get a
quicker response by posting here.

Possibly the same bird that Chad thought might be a Jaeger - could this be
a Laughing Gull?


http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/gulls_02-82914_zps38f9f3d5.jpg.html?sort=3&o=6 



http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/IMG_0024--_zps7e9e2b29.jpg.html?sort=3&o=7 



Black Terns and Common or Forster's? Both?


http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/IMG_0057--_zps8bc298ba.jpg.html?sort=3&o=5 



http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/ternsandgulls_01-082914_zpsed977ae3.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2 



Short-billed Dowitchers (as opposed to Long-billed that I normally see)


http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/trialsz63/media/Birds/IMG_0068--_zpsec88eee4.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4 



Thanks for any and all help.

Deanne
Subject: Possible Jaeger at Lake Hefner
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:57:21 -0500
This morning I had a large dark gull-like bird spook all the gulls and terns at 
prairie dog point. It flew toward the other side of the lake. It had long thin 
pointed wings. It was missing several feathers in each wing due to molt. I 
drove around the lake but was unable to relocate it. Two other birders at the 
lake reported a similar dark long thin winged bird to me while I was there. I 
was not able to get a photo. 


Chad Ellis
Oklahoma City

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:15:22 -0500
Standing at Reeves Ravine Tish NWR,   looking at an adult Swallow-railed
Kite.  Good long looks!
Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite Tishomingo
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:46:24 -0700
In case anyone is wondering on Justin's pictures. They were very nice. Good 
photos. 

Thanks to Justin on this find.
CHEERS,                     JOE Grzybowski



On Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:15 PM, rgunn1  wrote:
 


It was August four years ago when we had a pair on South Jenkins...

nOn 8/28/2014 4:09 PM, Doug Wood wrote:

 
>Hi All. Justin Roach called me and reported a Swallow-tailed Kite on the 
Tishomingo Wildlife Management Unit on the west side of the Refuge. He 
photographed it but (qualifier!) it was in flight and circling up. Not sure if 
it will hang around or it was in post-nesting dispersal mode from Texas or 
somewhere else. He’s going to email photo to Joe G. 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: Friday morning at Rose Lake today
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:49:43 -0500
Thanks Sharon, that's what I thought you probably meant.  

---- Henthorn1  wrote: 
> That's an "oops!" On the great snowy owl. Let's try Great Horned Owl.
> 
> Sharon
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Aug 29, 2014, at 4:12 PM, David McNeely  wrote:
> > 
> > sharon, nice report. ??? Great snowy owl, nestlings? Was something lost in 
translation? haven't gotten to Rose Lake yet this "fall." thanks for letting us 
know what is going on. dave 

> > 
> > ---- Sharon Henthorn  wrote: 
> >> Coolish and breezy. Spent 8:00-10:00am on N. Sara Rd near 63rd. Water is 
very low and mud is widespread, so lots of wading birds and sandpipers. Also 
the drainage ditches are filled with schools of bait fish in the thousands. 
Forster's terns, barn swallows, great egrets, snowy egrets, little blue herons, 
great blue herons, spotted sandpipers, killdeer, least sandpipers, red-winged 
blackbirds, mallards, and now a group of BLUE-WINGED TEAL. No black terns 
today, and no pelicans or ibises yet, but I expect them anytime. A neighbor 
stopped by to say he'd seen a bald eagle close-up about three weeks ago, and 
told me of a great snowy owl hangout on Morgan Rd that's used every year and 
often has nestlings as well. 

> >> 
> >> Sharon
> > 
> > --
> > David McNeely

--
David McNeely
Subject: Chuck-will's-widow
From: "john.polo" <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:24:52 -0500
Birders,
This morning (well before the bright part) early at Lake Carl Blackwell, 
there was a Chuck-will's-widow calling. Called for about a minute.

A Broad-winged Hawk was calling when i left about 3 hours later.

good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: Re: Friday morning at Rose Lake today
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:12:05 -0400
I drove to Bixby to the sod farms this morning for a hopeful look at the 
recently reported Buff- breasted Sandpipers. I was rewarded by a large flock of 
300 or so . Also a few upland sandpipers and 1 Amer. Golden Plover. A few 
others - many killdeer, lark and vesper sparrows &1 immature Blue grosbeak. Hal 
Yocum 

---- Henthorn1  wrote: 
> That's an "oops!" On the great snowy owl. Let's try Great Horned Owl.
> 
> Sharon
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Aug 29, 2014, at 4:12 PM, David McNeely  wrote:
> > 
> > sharon, nice report. ??? Great snowy owl, nestlings? Was something lost in 
translation? haven't gotten to Rose Lake yet this "fall." thanks for letting us 
know what is going on. dave 

> > 
> > ---- Sharon Henthorn  wrote: 
> >> Coolish and breezy. Spent 8:00-10:00am on N. Sara Rd near 63rd. Water is 
very low and mud is widespread, so lots of wading birds and sandpipers. Also 
the drainage ditches are filled with schools of bait fish in the thousands. 
Forster's terns, barn swallows, great egrets, snowy egrets, little blue herons, 
great blue herons, spotted sandpipers, killdeer, least sandpipers, red-winged 
blackbirds, mallards, and now a group of BLUE-WINGED TEAL. No black terns 
today, and no pelicans or ibises yet, but I expect them anytime. A neighbor 
stopped by to say he'd seen a bald eagle close-up about three weeks ago, and 
told me of a great snowy owl hangout on Morgan Rd that's used every year and 
often has nestlings as well. 

> >> 
> >> Sharon
> > 
> > --
> > David McNeely
Subject: Re: Friday morning at Rose Lake today
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:21:16 -0500
Atta boy, Dave....

uOn 8/29/2014 4:12 PM, David McNeely wrote:
> sharon, nice report. ??? Great snowy owl, nestlings? Was something lost in 
translation? haven't gotten to Rose Lake yet this "fall." thanks for letting us 
know what is going on. dave 

>
> ---- Sharon Henthorn  wrote:
>> Coolish and breezy. Spent 8:00-10:00am on N. Sara Rd near 63rd. Water is 
very low and mud is widespread, so lots of wading birds and sandpipers. Also 
the drainage ditches are filled with schools of bait fish in the thousands. 
Forster's terns, barn swallows, great egrets, snowy egrets, little blue herons, 
great blue herons, spotted sandpipers, killdeer, least sandpipers, red-winged 
blackbirds, mallards, and now a group of BLUE-WINGED TEAL. No black terns 
today, and no pelicans or ibises yet, but I expect them anytime. A neighbor 
stopped by to say he'd seen a bald eagle close-up about three weeks ago, and 
told me of a great snowy owl hangout on Morgan Rd that's used every year and 
often has nestlings as well. 

>>
>> Sharon
> --
> David McNeely
>
>
Subject: Re: Friday morning at Rose Lake today
From: Henthorn1 <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:18:58 -0500
That's an "oops!" On the great snowy owl. Let's try Great Horned Owl.

Sharon

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 29, 2014, at 4:12 PM, David McNeely  wrote:
> 
> sharon, nice report. ??? Great snowy owl, nestlings? Was something lost in 
translation? haven't gotten to Rose Lake yet this "fall." thanks for letting us 
know what is going on. dave 

> 
> ---- Sharon Henthorn  wrote: 
>> Coolish and breezy. Spent 8:00-10:00am on N. Sara Rd near 63rd. Water is 
very low and mud is widespread, so lots of wading birds and sandpipers. Also 
the drainage ditches are filled with schools of bait fish in the thousands. 
Forster's terns, barn swallows, great egrets, snowy egrets, little blue herons, 
great blue herons, spotted sandpipers, killdeer, least sandpipers, red-winged 
blackbirds, mallards, and now a group of BLUE-WINGED TEAL. No black terns 
today, and no pelicans or ibises yet, but I expect them anytime. A neighbor 
stopped by to say he'd seen a bald eagle close-up about three weeks ago, and 
told me of a great snowy owl hangout on Morgan Rd that's used every year and 
often has nestlings as well. 

>> 
>> Sharon
> 
> --
> David McNeely
Subject: Re: Friday morning at Rose Lake today
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:12:49 -0500
sharon, nice report. ??? Great snowy owl, nestlings? Was something lost in 
translation? haven't gotten to Rose Lake yet this "fall." thanks for letting us 
know what is going on. dave 


---- Sharon Henthorn  wrote: 
> Coolish and breezy. Spent 8:00-10:00am on N. Sara Rd near 63rd. Water is very 
low and mud is widespread, so lots of wading birds and sandpipers. Also the 
drainage ditches are filled with schools of bait fish in the thousands. 
Forster's terns, barn swallows, great egrets, snowy egrets, little blue herons, 
great blue herons, spotted sandpipers, killdeer, least sandpipers, red-winged 
blackbirds, mallards, and now a group of BLUE-WINGED TEAL. No black terns 
today, and no pelicans or ibises yet, but I expect them anytime. A neighbor 
stopped by to say he'd seen a bald eagle close-up about three weeks ago, and 
told me of a great snowy owl hangout on Morgan Rd that's used every year and 
often has nestlings as well. 

> 
> Sharon

--
David McNeely
Subject: Friday morning at Rose Lake today
From: Sharon Henthorn <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:46:25 -0400
Coolish and breezy. Spent 8:00-10:00am on N. Sara Rd near 63rd. Water is very 
low and mud is widespread, so lots of wading birds and sandpipers. Also the 
drainage ditches are filled with schools of bait fish in the thousands. 
Forster's terns, barn swallows, great egrets, snowy egrets, little blue herons, 
great blue herons, spotted sandpipers, killdeer, least sandpipers, red-winged 
blackbirds, mallards, and now a group of BLUE-WINGED TEAL. No black terns 
today, and no pelicans or ibises yet, but I expect them anytime. A neighbor 
stopped by to say he'd seen a bald eagle close-up about three weeks ago, and 
told me of a great snowy owl hangout on Morgan Rd that's used every year and 
often has nestlings as well. 


Sharon
Subject: California Gull
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:33:50 -0500
OKBirds,

 

Ken Williams and I spent yesterday morning birding around Ft. Gibson Lake.
At Taylor Ferry North we had an immature Neotropic Cormorant and at Sequoyah
bay State Park we had an adult California Gull. For those on the OOS
Facebook page I have posted photographs of these two birds.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite Tishomingo
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:15:53 -0500
It was August four years ago when we had a pair on South Jenkins...

nOn 8/28/2014 4:09 PM, Doug Wood wrote:
>
> Hi All. Justin Roach called me and reported a Swallow-tailed Kite on 
> the Tishomingo Wildlife Management Unit on the west side of the 
> Refuge.  He photographed it but (qualifier!) it was in flight and 
> circling up.  Not sure if it will hang around or it was in 
> post-nesting dispersal mode from Texas or somewhere else.  He's going 
> to email photo to Joe G. Doug.
>
> Douglas R. Wood, Ph.D.
>
> Professor of Biological Sciences
>
> Southeastern Oklahoma State University
>
> PMB 4068
>
> 1405 N. 4^th Ave
>
> Durant, OK 74701-0609
>
> dwood AT se.edu 
>
> 580-745-2272
>
Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite Tishomingo
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:09:29 +0000
Hi All. Justin Roach called me and reported a Swallow-tailed Kite on the 
Tishomingo Wildlife Management Unit on the west side of the Refuge. He 
photographed it but (qualifier!) it was in flight and circling up. Not sure if 
it will hang around or it was in post-nesting dispersal mode from Texas or 
somewhere else. He's going to email photo to Joe G. 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: Rose Lake this evening
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:29:17 -0400
Thanks, It is great to hear that things are returning out there. Similar birds 
are returning to Lake Hefner as well. I have seen l. b. heron, many g. egrets, 
and snowy egrets as well as avocets, yellowlegs, western sandpipers, black 
terns, common terns and foresters tern there along the lake in the last 2 
weeks. I had a yellow warbler in the trees near the spillway last week. Hal 
Yocum 

---- Deanne McKinney  wrote: 
> It's good that the birds are finally showing up at Rose Lake. I've driven
> by there several times this summer but hardly saw any birds there at all.
> Even one day last week, all that I saw there were five barn swallows on a
> high wire.
> 
> Deanne
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:07 PM, Henthorn1  wrote:
> 
> > Drove by at about 6pm. Increasing numbers and varieties of birds. Many
> > black terns flying about. Hundreds of egrets, mostly great but also snowy
> > and many cattle egrets. Little blue and great blue herons. Mallards. Small
> > swallows I suspect are northern  rough-winged, willets x four; also were
> > four mid-size sandpipers along some rounded rocks on west side. Need to get
> > out there with camera and scope.
> > No pelicans or ibises yet.
> >
> > Sharon
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Rose Lake this evening
From: Deanne McKinney <trialsz63 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:16:10 -0500
It's good that the birds are finally showing up at Rose Lake. I've driven
by there several times this summer but hardly saw any birds there at all.
Even one day last week, all that I saw there were five barn swallows on a
high wire.

Deanne



On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:07 PM, Henthorn1  wrote:

> Drove by at about 6pm. Increasing numbers and varieties of birds. Many
> black terns flying about. Hundreds of egrets, mostly great but also snowy
> and many cattle egrets. Little blue and great blue herons. Mallards. Small
> swallows I suspect are northern  rough-winged, willets x four; also were
> four mid-size sandpipers along some rounded rocks on west side. Need to get
> out there with camera and scope.
> No pelicans or ibises yet.
>
> Sharon
>
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Rose Lake this evening
From: Henthorn1 <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:07:31 -0500
Drove by at about 6pm. Increasing numbers and varieties of birds. Many black 
terns flying about. Hundreds of egrets, mostly great but also snowy and many 
cattle egrets. Little blue and great blue herons. Mallards. Small swallows I 
suspect are northern rough-winged, willets x four; also were four mid-size 
sandpipers along some rounded rocks on west side. Need to get out there with 
camera and scope. 

No pelicans or ibises yet.

Sharon

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: exotic bird
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:25:31 -0500
	Steve and all, thanks for the info below. Best match seems to be the
Orange-cheeked Waxbill.


	Jimmy

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Steve Schafer
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:02 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: exotic bird

On Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:31:09 -0500, you wrote:

>The bird had a large, conical bill that was bright red. It also had 
>reddish, orangish patches on the face. The rest of the head was a 
>washed out gray. The back was a metallic green color. The rest of the 
>body was pale gray on the upperparts and more grayish white below.

Check out:

 Orange-cheeked Waxbill
 Star Finch
 Orange-winged Pytilia
 Yellow-winged Pytilia
 Green-winged Pytilia

-Steve
Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - August 26
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:49:46 -0500
I noticed that you listed a very early Ring-billed Duck. Neat. Have this or 
other divers showed up this early in the past? David McNeely 


---- David Arbour  wrote: 
> It was partly cloudy and hot on the bird survey today.  70 species were
> found. 
Subject: Re: exotic bird
From: Steve Schafer <steve AT FENESTRA.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:02:19 -0400
On Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:31:09 -0500, you wrote:

>The bird had a large, conical bill that was bright red. It also had
>reddish, orangish patches on the face. The rest of the head was a
>washed out gray. The back was a metallic green color. The rest of the
>body was pale gray on the upperparts and more grayish white below.

Check out:

 Orange-cheeked Waxbill
 Star Finch
 Orange-winged Pytilia
 Yellow-winged Pytilia
 Green-winged Pytilia

-Steve
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - August 26
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:49:37 -0500
It was partly cloudy and hot on the bird survey today.  70 species were
found.  Lots of good birds found today!  Good variety of shorebirds using
mudflats in units 5 & 27B.  After being absent all last week, the Wood
Storks showed up in force today in unit 27A where we are doing a drawdown.
A male Mottled duck was seen in unit 27B hanging out with some drake
Mallards in eclipse plumage.  This is the first of this species I have seen
in at least two years at RS.  A Ruddy Turnstone was a surprise as I have
only seen this species at RS 2 or 3 times before and the last time was
during Hurricane Gustav.  Haven't seen a Purple Gallinule in a couple weeks
and the Neotropic Cormorants were a no-show today.   The Hooded Merganser
sighting today was a new late record for the species at RS.  Usually they
are gone by mid summer.  Here is my list for today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 1

Wood Duck - 52

Gadwall - 1

Mallard - 3

Mottled Duck - 1 male

Blue-winged Teal - 34

Ring-necked Duck - 1 male

Hooded Merganser - 1

Pied-billed Grebe - 24
Double-crested Cormorant - 3
Anhinga - 12

Least Bittern - 2
Great Blue Heron - 21
Great Egret - 60
Snowy Egret - 148
Little Blue Heron - 21

Tricolored Heron - 1 juv.

Green Heron - 17

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 17
White Ibis - 164

White-faced Ibis - 1

Wood Stork - 60
Black Vulture - 3
Turkey Vulture - 16

Red-shouldered Hawk - 4

Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Common Gallinule - 11

American Coot - 2
Killdeer - 49

Greater Yellowlegs - 1

Lesser Yellowlegs - 2

Solitary Sandpiper - 22

Spotted Sandpiper - 3
Ruddy Turnstone - 1 (very rare at RS)

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 3

Least Sandpiper - 45

Pectoral Sandpiper - 19

Stilt Sandpiper - 2

Wilson's Snipe - 4

Least Tern - 5
Mourning Dove - 25
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 6
Belted Kingfisher - 5

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

"Traill's" Flycatcher - 1

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1
Loggerhead Shrike - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 5
Bell's Vireo - 2

Red-eyed Vireo - 4

American Crow - 7

Tree Swallow - 30

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 5

Bank Swallow - 1

Cliff Swallow - 10

Cave Swallow - 1

Barn Swallow - 5
Carolina Chickadee - 5

Tufted Titmouse - 2
Carolina Wren - 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3

Gray Catbird - 1
Northern Cardinal - 5

Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting - 6
Dickcissel - 2
Red-winged Blackbird - 9

 

 

Odonates:

 

Fragile Forktail

Common Green Darner

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Great-blue skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Wandering Glider

Spot-winged Glider

Striped Saddlebags 

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 
Subject: exotic bird
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:31:09 -0500
                                We just had a very small, exotic bird visit
the backyard. It landed in a tree next to a chickadee and it was smaller.
Then it visited the

                                elevated water bowl. It was half the size of
the house finches.

 

                                The bird had a large, conical bill that was
bright red. It also had reddish, orangish patches on the face. The rest of
the head was a washed

                                out gray. The back was a metallic green
color. The rest of the body was pale gray on the upperparts and more grayish
white below.

 

                                Nadine guessed it was a Zebra Finch but our
internet search produced no direct match. That's the closest we could find.

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard 

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: August: Washington County
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:36:05 -0500
The warblers are trickling in....just Wilson's and Yellow but it's a start!
The best part was I found a new and easy birdy place....Sooner Park in
Bartlesville down by the little creek.  I got more birds in 100 yards than
walking 3 miles on Pathfinder Parkway.  Amongst the hundreds of funky
looking robins were warbling vireos, catbirds, gnatcatchers, Baltimore
Orioles, summer tanagers and an empid, along with the usuals.

The nicest part is you are on a sidewalk with the creek and trees and
Mourning warbler type bushes on one side and then big walnut trees on the
other.  Birds kept flying back and forth.  the creek is so low that many
birds were drinking and bathing.

There is hope for a fall migration at last.

Good birding to all--
Melinda Droege
Bartlesville
Subject: Re: Wagoner County
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:26:25 -0400
Terry, Thanks. I hope to get up to the Tulsa area this week.   Hal
---- Terry Mitchell  wrote: 
> I just drove the county roads from 289th E ave east to the Verdigris river
> from 61st street to 81st south. Terry.
> 
> 
> 
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Foundation
> Subscriber
> *Sent:* Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:45 PM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* Re: Wagoner County
> 
> 
> 
> Terry ,
> 
> Where is this Wagoner county area you birded  ? Hal Yocum
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 
> On Aug 24, 2014, at 7:35 PM, Terry Mitchell  wrote:
> 
> Birded Northwest Wagoner County this morning I had a totally unexpected
> Blackbilled Cuckoo and a Olive-sided Flycatcher. Terry.
Subject: Re: first fall warbler in central Edmond yard
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:22:54 -0400
Hi Dave and all. I saw a female Yellow Warbler 8/19 at Lake Hefner in the trees 
near the spillway. Hal Yocum 

---- David McNeely  wrote: 
> Is it too early for a female Wilson's Warbler here? I believe I have one in 
my back yard in central Edmond this morning. If not that, then what? 

> 
> David McNeely
Subject: first fall warbler in central Edmond yard
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:05:16 -0500
Is it too early for a female Wilson's Warbler here? I believe I have one in my 
back yard in central Edmond this morning. If not that, then what? 


David McNeely
Subject: Re: Wagoner County
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:44:26 -0500
I just drove the county roads from 289th E ave east to the Verdigris river
from 61st street to 81st south. Terry.



*From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Foundation
Subscriber
*Sent:* Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:45 PM
*To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
*Subject:* Re: Wagoner County



Terry ,

Where is this Wagoner county area you birded  ? Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone


On Aug 24, 2014, at 7:35 PM, Terry Mitchell  wrote:

Birded Northwest Wagoner County this morning I had a totally unexpected
Blackbilled Cuckoo and a Olive-sided Flycatcher. Terry.
Subject: Re: Wagoner County
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:45:24 -0500
Terry , 
Where is this Wagoner county area you birded  ? Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 24, 2014, at 7:35 PM, Terry Mitchell  wrote:
> 
> Birded Northwest Wagoner County this morning I had a totally unexpected 
Blackbilled Cuckoo and a Olive-sided Flycatcher. Terry. 
Subject: Wagoner County
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:35:55 -0500
Birded Northwest Wagoner County this morning I had a totally unexpected 
Blackbilled Cuckoo and a Olive-sided Flycatcher. Terry. 
Subject: FW: eBird Report - MWC house, Aug 23, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:56:27 -0500
 Nothing surprising but a nice suite of birds in and above the yard yesterday. 
We hadn't seen or heard the 

 Bell's Vireos since late spring. They must've been in the area and are just 
moving around a bit before they 

		migrate.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

MWC house, Oklahoma, US-OK
Aug 23, 2014 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
22 species

Turkey Vulture  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
Eurasian Collared-Dove  5
White-winged Dove  4
Mourning Dove  8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Bell's Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  3
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  2
Bewick's Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
Northern Cardinal  18
House Finch  14
House Sparrow  25

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19560814 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: bird magazines to give away
From: Jeff and Cris Cox <jcdcoxok AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:59:10 -0500
Hello, OKbirders,

 

I recently ran across a stash of old bird and bird-related magazines I would
like to part with:

 

Audubon Field Notes, 1968 and 1969

American Birds, 1971 and 1972

Audubon magazine, 1968 thru 1974

Fauna, The Zoological Magazine, issues 1 thru 4, 1971-72   ("Fauna" was a
short-lived, "classy" journal - not sure how many issues were published, but
it was nicely done.  They may have some value in the collector's market, but
I do not care to deal with them.)

 

These are not complete runs in most cases, I have not taken a detailed
inventory.

 

I will give these away to a person or organization who can give them a good
home.  They are heavy, so I don't want to ship them.

 

If you are interested, send me an email off-line (jcdcoxok AT cox.net
 ).  If I get more than one serious response, I
will distribute the goods completely haphazardly.

 

Thanks, and good birding!

 

Jeff Cox

Tulsa, OK

 
Subject: Joe Barnes Park/Midwest City
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:49:32 -0500
                                Saw and heard a few nice birds at the park
this morning. had about a dozen Miss Kites, several Redheaded Woodpeckers,
one Louisiana

                                Waterthrush, one adult Yellow-crowned Night
Heron, and a Gray Catbird.

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Re: PCAS Sanborn Lake field trip
From: John Polo <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:18:58 -0500
... I neglected to include our lone CHSP on the just posted list. 

good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: PCAS Sanborn Lake field trip
From: "john.polo" <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:03:59 -0500
Hi Birders,
We had a very small group for the walk, but a decent list for the 
morning. No surprises and no migrating warblers. Actually none of the 
warblers that breed here either for that matter. Lots of Eastern 
Kingbirds and young of year Eastern Bluebirds and at one point, 11 MIKIs 
circling at the southeast section. Two kingfishers were very active and 
vocal.

TUVU
MIKI
GREG
GRHE
KILL
UPSA (flyover calls)
MODO
RTHU
BEKI
RHWO
RBWO
DOWO
EAKI
GCFL
STFL
BEVI
BLJA
AMCR
CLSW
BARS
CACH
TUTI
CARW
BGGN
AMRO
EABL
NOMO
EUST
NOCA
INBU
COGR
HOFI
AMGO
HOSP


good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: Payne County Audubon Society - field trip and photo contest!
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:56:22 -0500
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society, 

1) Daily temps notwithstanding, fall migration is in full swing. Come see a bit 
for yourself tomorrow (Saturday) morning, Aug. 23rd as John Polo will lead a 
birdwalk at Sanborn Lake Park in Stillwater. Beginning at 8:00 am from the 
parking lot at the lake, John will be on hand to help you find warblers, 
vireos, sparrows and any others that might be about. The walk will last 12 
hours. Come spend some time outside in the relative cool of the morning! 


2) Our photo contest deadline has been extended to September 15! That gives you 
a couple more weeks to get a great shot or two to submit for consideration in 
our 2015 desk calendars. Check the PCAS website for details. 


3) Get ready for our kickoff potluck dinner, 6 pm, Thursday, Sep. 4th, at the 
Windrock Clubhouse on North Star Drive in Stillwater. We've got an exciting 
year of events lined up and hope you can join us. 



All of these events (and more) are listed on the PCAS website, as are links to 
our newsletters FEATHERS and PINFEATHERS. Check them out here: 
http://www.paynecountyaudubon.com/ 




Wishing you good birding, 

~Tim O'Connell
PCAS Vice President
Subject: Lake Overholser and vicinity
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:01:28 -0500
Checked Lake Overholser yesterday and today, also Rose Lake and the
Mustang Road playas.  The NE mudflats are starting to get nicely
exposed.
Here is what I saw;

Great Blue Heron - 6
Little Blue Heron - 3
Great Egret - 9
Snowy Egret - 16, most at Rose Lake
Cattle Egret - 20+
Yellow-crowned Night_Heron - 4, all in juvenal plumage (at the playas)
Canada Geese - about 25
Mallards - 40+
American Avocet - 10
Greater Yellowlegs - 9
Least Sandpiper - 40+
Killdeer - 13
Stalings - 100+ patrolling the water's edge along Coffer dam

A Baltimore Oriole is still calling at Eldon Lyon Park, so are N.
Flickers and Downy Woodpeckers.  Have not seen or heard Red-headed
Woodpeckers since spring.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Belated Tishomingo sightings
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:00:13 +0000
Hi All. Justin Roach from the Tishomingo NWR emailed me that in the last week 
or so a Roseate Spoonbill and a Tricolored Heron have been observed from the 
boat ramp by Pennington Creek. Also, a report from late July of a Brown Pelican 
on the Cumberland Pool. 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: Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 21
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:50:08 -0500
It was partly cloudy to overcast today on the bird survey.  61 species were
found.  I ran into a birder (Chuck McGowen) from Broken Bow who joined me on
the 2nd half of the survey.  Shorebird numbers have picked up and the first
teal of the season have arrived.  Here is our list for today:

 

Wood Duck - 29

Gadwall - 1

Blue-winged Teal - 5

Pied-billed Grebe - 5
Neotropic Cormorant - 1

Double-crested Cormorant - 3
Anhinga - 11
Great Blue Heron - 15
Great Egret - 47
Snowy Egret - 77
Little Blue Heron - 30

Tricolored Heron - 1 adult

Green Heron - 18

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 9
White Ibis - 71
Black Vulture - 5
Turkey Vulture - 16

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 6
Common Gallinule - 7
Killdeer - 20

Spotted Sandpiper - 5
Solitary Sandpiper - 17

Greater Yellowlegs - 1

Lesser Yellowlegs - 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1

Least Sandpiper - 41

Pectoral Sandpiper - 26

Wilson's Snipe - 1

Forster's Tern - 1

Least Tern - 14 (including numerous juveniles.)
Mourning Dove - 36
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 4

Great-horned Owl - 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Belted Kingfisher - 2

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Alder Flycatcher - 14
Great-crested Flycatcher - 2

Eastern Kingbird - 4

Loggerhead Shrike - 2
White-eyed Vireo - 2
Bell's Vireo - 4

Blue Jay - 2

American Crow - 15

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 12

Cliff Swallow - 57

Barn Swallow - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 4
Carolina Wren - 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Prothonotary Warbler - 1

Northern Waterthrush - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 2
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1

Northern Cardinal - 14

Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting - 5
Dickcissel - 6
Red-winged Blackbird - 2
Common Grackle - 1

 

Odonates:

 

Common Green Darner

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Wandering Glider

Striped Saddlebags - 2

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 
Subject: Re: Tall Grass Prarie Preserve
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:45:31 -0500
I have a typo in last post add on. There were I only 1-2 hens. Mitch Park is in 
Edmond. Hal Yocum . 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 20, 2014, at 4:43 PM, Foundation Subscriber  wrote:
> 
> Bob white have been seen 3 times in the last week at Mitch Park. Each time it 
has been a group including at least 1 male, 12 hens and several young. They 
have been seen moving about in wide areas of the park and are not likely the 
same group each time. No singing males since about Aug 1st or so. 

> Hal Yocum 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Aug 20, 2014, at 12:27 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:
>> 
>> Birded the preserve Saturday, what I did not find were Scissor-tailed
>> Flycatchers or N. Bobwhite.
>> 
>> Drove north off US60 toward Foraker and then east to the preserve.  I
>> did hear three Henslow's Sparrows on private land just before reaching
>> the west gate of Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, two on the west side and
>> one on the east and fairly close together.  They never showed even
>> when I played their song - all three would reply.
>> 
>> On the road toward Foraker was one Loggerhead Shrike and a Red-tailed
>> Hawk and two more hawks after I turned east on the county road to the
>> preserve.  Still found one Bell's Vireo singing near the HQ building
>> and several Eastern Wood-Peewees plus A. Goldfinches.  Field Sparrows
>> were also very actively singing and saw two White-breasted Nuthatches
>> working the walnut trees.  Heard a Belted Kingfisher rattling on Sand
>> Creek, the east side where the picnic benches are.
>> 
>> Lots of Common Nighthawks between Foraker and the preserve, saw four
>> on a pipe fence within 50 yards, a total of 16.
>> 
>> Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Re: Tall Grass Prarie Preserve
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:43:12 -0500
Bob white have been seen 3 times in the last week at Mitch Park. Each time it 
has been a group including at least 1 male, 12 hens and several young. They 
have been seen moving about in wide areas of the park and are not likely the 
same group each time. No singing males since about Aug 1st or so. 

Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 20, 2014, at 12:27 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:
> 
> Birded the preserve Saturday, what I did not find were Scissor-tailed
> Flycatchers or N. Bobwhite.
> 
> Drove north off US60 toward Foraker and then east to the preserve.  I
> did hear three Henslow's Sparrows on private land just before reaching
> the west gate of Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, two on the west side and
> one on the east and fairly close together.  They never showed even
> when I played their song - all three would reply.
> 
> On the road toward Foraker was one Loggerhead Shrike and a Red-tailed
> Hawk and two more hawks after I turned east on the county road to the
> preserve.  Still found one Bell's Vireo singing near the HQ building
> and several Eastern Wood-Peewees plus A. Goldfinches.  Field Sparrows
> were also very actively singing and saw two White-breasted Nuthatches
> working the walnut trees.  Heard a Belted Kingfisher rattling on Sand
> Creek, the east side where the picnic benches are.
> 
> Lots of Common Nighthawks between Foraker and the preserve, saw four
> on a pipe fence within 50 yards, a total of 16.
> 
> Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Tall Grass Prarie Preserve
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:27:21 -0500
Birded the preserve Saturday, what I did not find were Scissor-tailed
Flycatchers or N. Bobwhite.

Drove north off US60 toward Foraker and then east to the preserve.  I
did hear three Henslow's Sparrows on private land just before reaching
the west gate of Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, two on the west side and
one on the east and fairly close together.  They never showed even
when I played their song - all three would reply.

On the road toward Foraker was one Loggerhead Shrike and a Red-tailed
Hawk and two more hawks after I turned east on the county road to the
preserve.  Still found one Bell's Vireo singing near the HQ building
and several Eastern Wood-Peewees plus A. Goldfinches.  Field Sparrows
were also very actively singing and saw two White-breasted Nuthatches
working the walnut trees.  Heard a Belted Kingfisher rattling on Sand
Creek, the east side where the picnic benches are.

Lots of Common Nighthawks between Foraker and the preserve, saw four
on a pipe fence within 50 yards, a total of 16.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Re: Copan Lake Area on 8-19-2014
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:22:32 -0500
I observed at least 20-25 black terns at Lake Hefner , prairie dog point 
yesterday . The point in well covered with water now . Also several avocets and 
several "peeps". 

Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 19, 2014, at 6:15 PM, Mary Peterson  wrote:
> 
> Melinda Droege and I toured the grasslands around the west side of Copan Lake 
this morning and also below the dam and some of the recreation areas. There 
were sedge wrens singing at most of the stops at the Tallgrass Wetland Wildlife 
Area and Bell's vireos were still vocal. Dickcissels are down to their single 
buzz note. Highlights included: 

>  
> Caspian Tern-1 at Washington Cove
> Forster's Tern-3 at Washington Cove
> Black Tern-1 at Tallgrass Wetlands
> Sedge Wren-at least 12 at Tallgrass Wetlands
>  
> Mark Peterson
> Bartlesville 
Subject: Copan Lake Area on 8-19-2014
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:15:33 -0500
 Melinda Droege and I toured the grasslands around the west side of Copan Lake 
this morning and also below the dam and some of the recreation areas. There 
were sedge wrens singing at most of the stops at the Tallgrass Wetland Wildlife 
Area and Bell's vireos were still vocal. Dickcissels are down to their single 
buzz note. Highlights included: 

 
Caspian Tern-1 at Washington Cove
Forster's Tern-3 at Washington Cove
Black Tern-1 at Tallgrass Wetlands
Sedge Wren-at least 12 at Tallgrass Wetlands
 
Mark Peterson
Bartlesville 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Rufous hummingbird
From: Cheryl Kilpatrick <dr.k_psych AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:50:29 -0700
Susie,

I have had a request by TAS board members that we ask you to present to the 
group in our next series of programs. Since I don't have your individual e-mail 
address, would you back channel me if you are interested and willing to do 
this? We can discuss dates, etc. 

Thanks 

Cheryl Kilpatrick, TAS program chair
dr.k_psych AT sbcglobal.net



On Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:21 AM, Susie Ruby  wrote:
 


The male Rufous was gone perhaps to another yard Thursday and Friday. Yesterday 
he returned and he is at feeders this morning in Sperry OK. 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
Subject: Rufous hummingbird
From: Susie Ruby <seruby AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 05:08:00 -0700
The male Rufous was gone perhaps to another yard Thursday and Friday. 
Yesterday he returned and he is at feeders this morning in Sperry OK. 


Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpipers on 8-16-2014.
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:02:33 -0500
 Mary and I stopped at the 56th St. sod farms north of Tulsa and about 2 miles 
east of highway 75 this morning. Out with the many killdeers and starlings were 
4 buff-breasted sandpipers. 
Subject: invitation to the annual fall technical meeting of the OOS
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:49:36 -0500
Dear OKbirders, 

We are pleased to announce that the Annual Fall Technical Meeting of the 
Oklahoma Ornithological Society will be Oct. 1012 on the campus of Oklahoma 
State University in Stillwater. We hope that you will join us for a weekend of 
field trips, presentations of Oklahoma ornithological research, silent auction, 
and a chance to "rub wings" with your fellow bird aficionados from across the 
state. We hope that you'll spend Saturday evening with us and enjoy a delicious 
catered banquet, followed by what promises to be fascinating talk by a real 
rising star in ornithology: OSU's own Scott Loss. I daresay that Scott knows 
more about what kills birds than any person ever has, and he will deliver A 
Comparison of Different Sources of Accidental Human-Caused Bird Mortality in 
the US. It should be a great banquet! 


Members will soon see the formal announcement in the next issue of The 
Scissortail, but I want to make sure that non-members know that they are more 
than welcome to join us so I'm reproducing the info here. If you enjoy the 
experience, then I encourage you to become an OOS member and receive (among 
many great benefits) discounted registration rates for our 2015 spring and fall 
meetings: http://www.okbirds.org/. 


Here are the details. I'm handling all the "local host" kind of questions; if 
you'd like to submit and abstract to get on the scientific program, then look 
for an announcement from my co-conspirator, Mia Revels. I'm looking forward to 
meeting a vast throng of you here in October! 


Good birding,
~Tim O'Connell
Stillwater






Welcome back to Stillwater for the Fall Meeting of the Oklahoma Ornithological 
Society! 


 You are cordially invited to the fall 2014 technical meeting of the OOS at 
Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. (Directions: 
http://wwc.okstate.edu/ieo.aspx?page=105). Registration will begin Friday 
afternoon from 5-7 at Ag Hall on the OSU campus, followed by sharing of 
members bird photos of 2014 (limit 10/photographer). Bring your 10 
best/worst/most interesting digital photos and we will ooh and aah over them. 
Saturday morning will feature two birding field trips (one specifically for 
beginners). Saturday afternoon will feature our annual business meeting for OOS 
members followed by scientific presentations on avian research. The weekend 
will conclude with a field trip Sunday morning. 


 Banquet Speaker: We are pleased this year to host as our banquet speaker Dr. 
Scott Loss, Assistant Professor in the department of Natural Resource Ecology 
and Management at OSU. Scott joined our faculty in 2013 following a 
post-doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center where he 
conducted groundbreaking work on sources of mortality affecting wild birds. His 
work has been cited more than 600 times in the peer-reviewed literature, and 
has been featured many hundreds of times in national and international news 
outlets. 


 

For our banquet presentation, Scott will present A Comparison of Different 
Sources of Accidental Human-Caused Bird Mortality in the US. 


Field trip locations for the 2014 meeting:

Lake Carl Blackwell: http://lcb.okstate.edu/

 OSU Botanic Garden: http://www.osubotanicalgarden.okstate.edu/

 Boomer Lake: http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.685

 On Saturday afternoon, we will reconvene after the field trips at the Wes 
Watkins Center on the OSU campus. Registration will again be open by 1:30 pm, 
at which time our Silent Auction will begin. Please bring items for the Silent 
Auction! Come ready to bid, pick up neat bird-related items, and know that your 
money will benefit the OOS. Sunday morning will include an optional birding 
trip or you can bird your way (safely!) home. We hope that you can encourage 
others to attend, whether OOS members, students, professionals, professors, 
amateurs, and new faces. See you there and bring a friend! 


MEETING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

 

5:007:00 pm Registration at Room 014, Ag Hall, corner of Monroe St and Farm 
Rd. 


6:30-7:30                  Executive Board Meeting, Room 001, Ag Hall.

8:009:00 Join us for an evening of bird photos. Bring your own on flash drive 
or just sit back and enjoy the pictures and bird chat. Room 014, Ag Hall. 


SATURDAY

7:00 am11:30 Morning field trip 1 to Lake Carl Blackwell (Leader: Tim 
OConnell). Carpool will meet at Ag Hall at 7:00 with anticipated arrival at 
LCB 7:30. 


8:00 am11:30 Morning field trip 2 to the OSU Botanic Garden (Leader: TBA). 
Carpool will meet at Ag Hall at 8:00 with anticipated arrival by 8:15. 


12:001:30                  	Lunch at your leisure in Stillwater.

1:30 Silent Auction begins at the Wes Watkins Center. Bid early, bid often. 
Ted Floyd will be available for book signing. 


2:002:30 OOS Business meeting, Wes Watkins Center. All are encouraged to 
attend and participate. 


2:305:30 Technical session of oral and poster presentations on ornithological 
research. 


5:45                  			Silent Auction closes. 

6:308:30 Banquet begins. You must prepay for the banquet. If you have specific 
nutrition concerns, contact Tim OConnell (tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu) for 
arrangements. After dinner, Scott Loss will present on A Comparison of 
Different Sources of Accidental Human-Caused Bird Mortality in the US. 


SUNDAY                 

7:00 am 9:00 am Birding field trip to Boomer Lake, N. Washington St., 
Stillwater. 




CONFERENCE HOTELS

 There are many options for lodging in Stillwater, although they can be a bit 
pricey. (Google Stillwater OK lodging for a list of options georeferenced on 
Google Maps.) We have a block of 10 rooms reserved at the Microtel Inn and 
Suites by Wyndham Stillwater (405-372-7100): 
http://www.microtelinn.com/hotels/oklahoma/stillwater/microtel-inn-and-suites-stillwater/hotel-overview?cid=local. 
The group rate is $89.95 (+ tax) per night. Mention Oklahoma Ornithological 
Society to get the rate, and be sure to make your reservation by Friday, Sep. 
26. The Microtel Inn is about 1 mi. east of the Wes Watkins Center on E. Hall 
of Fame Avenue. 


There might be cheaper options for lodging, so please do not feel obligated to 
find a room in the reserved block. There are, of course, great camping 
opportunities at Lake Carl Blackwell, Lake McMurtry 
(http://www.lakemcmurtry.com/), and other sites in the area. 


Questions? Contact Tim OConnell via email (tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu) or phone: 
405-744-7593. 


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Please register by filling out this form with payment (preferred) or you may 
pay on site. The registration fee helps cover our costs for organizing the 
meeting. Prices are per person. To qualify for early registration and reserve 
your seat at the banquet, your payment must be received by Friday, Sep. 26. 


 

Registration Fees Early After 9/26 Quantity Total 


Student (non-member) $15 $25 _______ ______ 


Student (member) $10 $20 _______ ______ 


OOS member $20 $30 _______ ______ 


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Send form with check made out to OOS to: Nadine Varner, 7845 NE 18th St., 
Oklahoma City, OK 73141. 


 
Subject: Oklahoma Ornithological Society Fall Meeting - Call for papers
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:27:39 -0500
Hello OK-birders!

The OOS Fall Meeting will be held at Oklahoma State University in
Stillwater October 10-12 and we would love to hear from you!

At this technical meeting, there will be both talks and poster
presentations on Saturday afternoon, October 11.

For the second year, OOS will be honoring the best graduate and
undergraduate presentations with cash awards. Cash awards will be given for
best graduate presentation, best undergraduate presentation, and best
poster presentation. Runners-up in each category will also receive a cash
award.

If you would like to present please send an abstract (no more than 300
words) of your presentation to revels AT nsuok.edu.

Be sure to include your name, affiliation, presentation title and whether
you would prefer a poster presentation or a oral presentation. The deadline
for abstract submission is September 26, 2014.

Thanks, and I am really looking forward to hearing from you!
Mia Revels, President-elect

-- 
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: Least Flycatcher
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:58:38 -0500
Saw a Least Flycatcher on Wednesday while walking along NW 122nd St between
Rockwell and Council. It was sitting on a barbed wire fence.

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: Re: Finally, a Warbler
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:10:24 -0500
---- Mike  wrote: 
> I’m always amazed at how warblers seem to absolutely disappear after they 
“nest”. I don’t believe I have seen any warblers since early June 
(haven’t really done any extensive birding but almost all the warblers in the 
date guide that are in NE OK at various times have been in our yard), but 
FINALLY, today a male Yellow Warbler was bouncing around the front yard. 

> 
> Am I the only person who can’t find/see any warblers in the summer?

When MacArthur did the niche overlap/exclusion study (mainly an analysis of 
foraging sites) of warblers in New England forests, some of the species were 
observed for only seconds at a time, and for only a handful of times over the 
course of the whole summer. A major tenet of ecological theory is in part based 
on that study, or at least was strongly supported by it. 


David McNeely
Subject: Re: Finally, a Warbler
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:23:04 -0400
Certainly in central OK there are very few warblers after mid June , except a 
rare late "migrater". However , like you I saw a female yellow warbler at Lake 
Hefner in the trees near the spillway today , in fact this afternoon about 
2:30. 

Hal Yocum, Edmond



---- Mike  wrote: 
> I’m always amazed at how warblers seem to absolutely disappear after they 
“nest”. I don’t believe I have seen any warblers since early June 
(haven’t really done any extensive birding but almost all the warblers in the 
date guide that are in NE OK at various times have been in our yard), but 
FINALLY, today a male Yellow Warbler was bouncing around the front yard. 

> 
> Am I the only person who can’t find/see any warblers in the summer?
> 
> Mike Ludewig
> Claremore
> ____________________________________________________________
> Buffett's "Real Threat"…
> See the technology W. Buffett calls the "Real Threat" to his fortune.
> http://thirdpartyoffers.netzero.net/TGL3241/53ebe2bebbb2b62b6261est01vuc
Subject: Finally, a Warbler
From: Mike <m.b.ludewig AT NETZERO.COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:12:06 -0500
I’m always amazed at how warblers seem to absolutely disappear after they 
“nest”. I don’t believe I have seen any warblers since early June 
(haven’t really done any extensive birding but almost all the warblers in the 
date guide that are in NE OK at various times have been in our yard), but 
FINALLY, today a male Yellow Warbler was bouncing around the front yard. 


Am I the only person who can’t find/see any warblers in the summer?

Mike Ludewig
Claremore
____________________________________________________________
Buffett's "Real Threat"…
See the technology W. Buffett calls the "Real Threat" to his fortune.
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Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 12
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:18:48 -0500
John Ault (Lawton, OK) and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 62
species.  It was partly cloudy and warm but with a hint of Fall in the air.
The young Anhinga chicks seem to have doubled in size since last week.  A
few Passerine migrants were present today.  Shorebird numbers are very low
so far.  Here is our list for today:.

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 1

Wood Duck - 14

Pied-billed Grebe - 5
Neotropic Cormorant - 2
Anhinga - 10 (2 young in the Otter Lake nest.)
Least Bittern - 5
Great Blue Heron - 26
Great Egret - 52
Snowy Egret - 112
Little Blue Heron - 26

Cattle Egret - 1
Green Heron - 10

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 6
White Ibis - 85
Wood Stork - 5

Black Vulture - 3
Turkey Vulture - 10

Mississippi Kite - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Purple Gallinule - 1 adult (also 1 small downy chick.)
Common Gallinule - 9 (also 3 downy chicks.)
Killdeer - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 5

Greater Yellowlegs - 1

Lesser Yellowlegs - 1

Least Sandpiper - 2
Mourning Dove - 9
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 5

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 6
Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 2

Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1 (very early!)

Alder Flycatcher - 4
Great-crested Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 6
White-eyed Vireo - 5
Bell's Vireo - 1

Red-eyed Vireo - 1
American Crow - 2

Purple Martin - 1

Tree Swallow - 9

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 1

Cliff Swallow - 35

Cave Swallow - 3
Barn Swallow - 13
Carolina Chickadee - 5
Carolina Wren - 9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3
Northern Mockingbird - 2

Yellow Warbler - 7
Prothonotary Warbler - 4
Common Yellowthroat - 6
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1

Summer Tanager - 1
Northern Cardinal - 7
Indigo Bunting - 24
Painted Bunting - 2 juveniles 
Dickcissel - 3
Red-winged Blackbird - 26
Common Grackle - 3

Brown-headed Cowbird - 2

 

Odonates:

 

Citrine Forktail

Fragile Forktail

Common Green Darner

Regal Darner

Prince Baskettail

Halloween Pennant

Four-spotted Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Eastern Amberwing

Blue Dasher

Wandering Glider

Spot-winged Glider

Striped Saddlebags - 1

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Stinkpot

Watersnake species

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Green Treefrog

Southern Leopard Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog 

 

 

Good Birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma 

 
Subject: Sedge Wren - Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:07:27 -0500
My wife Sara and I visited the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve on Sunday. Given
the season, we didn't focus entirely on birds, but we were still successful
in finding a few good ones, including a still-singing HENSLOW'S SPARROW and
a territorial-sounding SEDGE WREN that was repeatedly singing from the same
spot in appropriate breeding habitat (early migrant, potential breeder??).
Both of these birds were on the west side of the preserve along 4650 - on
the stretch of road that runs straight north-south, north of the prairie
entrance signs/cattle grate and south of where 4650 turns west to Foraker.
The birds were easily heard from the roadside.

There were also COMMON NIGHTHAWKS roosting along almost every stretch of
fence line.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Rufous Hummer
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:53:02 -0500
 Susie Ruby asked me to post that her Rufous Hummingbird is still hanging
out at her feeders.  If you have a facebook account you can see a photo of
it there.
  Larry Mays
  Newcastle
Subject: Re: Late Nesting Doves
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:11:25 -0500
On the late nesting question I noted today that a pair of m. Kites that have 
had a young that is now really up and about , are again collecting branches for 
their nest. Any knowledge on late nesting by kites? Hal Yocum 


Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 11, 2014, at 3:05 PM, EUGENE YOUNG  wrote:

> They will nest into September, some years more frequent then others.
>  
> Gene
>  
> Eugene A. Young
>  
> Northern Oklahoma College
> Agriculture and Life Sciences Department
> 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
> Website: www.noc.edu
> From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Colin and Becky Smith 
[newphoto AT OLP.NET] 

> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 2:45 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Late Nesting Doves
> 
> Just curious, I have two mourning Doves nesting in one of my hanging baskets 
off my deck. They laid two eggs in an old House Finch nest. Seems a little late 
for raising a family. The Finches have already fledged their chick and moved 
on. Is this typical behavior? 
Subject: Re: Late Nesting Doves
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:05:00 +0000
They will nest into September, some years more frequent then others.



Gene


Eugene A. Young

Northern Oklahoma College
Agriculture and Life Sciences Department
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
Website: www.noc.edu
________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Colin and Becky Smith 
[newphoto AT OLP.NET] 

Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 2:45 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Late Nesting Doves

Just curious, I have two mourning Doves nesting in one of my hanging baskets 
off my deck. They laid two eggs in an old House Finch nest. Seems a little late 
for raising a family. The Finches have already fledged their chick and moved 
on. Is this typical behavior? 
Subject: Late Nesting Doves
From: Colin and Becky Smith <newphoto AT OLP.NET>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:45:44 -0500
Just curious, I have two mourning Doves nesting in one of my hanging baskets
off my deck.  They laid two eggs in an old House Finch nest.  Seems a little
late for raising a family.  The Finches have already fledged their chick and
moved on.  Is this typical behavior?
Subject: Lakes Overholser and Hefner on Sunday
From: Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:33:44 -0700
I'm finally getting around to posting this...I visited Lake Overholser and Lake 
Hefner yesterday afternoon. Lots of waders still at Overholser in the NE part 
of the lake, but not many shorebirds. Several Baird's and a few Semipalmated. 
There was a single American Avocet. At Hefner off Prairie Dog Point there was 
a large group of Ring-billed Gulls with quite a few Forster's Terns with them, 
several Black Terns and one Caspian Tern. I also stopped by the nearby sludge 
lagoon where there were several Least Terns present, including two young 
birds. One was capable of flight, but there was another one quite a bit 
younger that made me wonder if they nested on the flat there. 


Overholser: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19388611
Hefner: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19389423
NW OKC Sludge Lagoon: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19390088


Kevin Groeneweg
Midwest City
Subject: New Red Slough photos
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:39:06 -0500
I've added a lot of new photos to the Red Slough "Recent Photos" gallery.
Shots of Wood Storks, Cave Swallows, etc. can be viewed here:
http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma/recent_photos . 

I sat for 2 hours in a pop up photo blind to get the stork shots.

 

David Arbour
Subject: Re: Joe B Barnes Park/MWC
From: Mary Tate <mary.d.tate AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:53:01 -0700
Thanks for post. I live in Midwest city near Air Depot and 10th. Enjoy your
local bird posts. I miss the birds from our former rural home,but we have
more Mississippi Kites, bats and wrens than in the country.


On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

>                                 I did a bike ride thru Joe Barnes Park in
> Midwest City this morning. mostly birded by ear. Some notables were about a
> dozen Miss Kites,
>
>                 2-3 Redheaded Woodpeckers and one adult Yellow-crowned
> Night Heron. Had the usual woodland birds for the area: E Kingbird,
> Titmouse,
>
>                 Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Red-eyed Vireo, Downy and
> Red-bellied Woodpeckers, American Goldfinch and Mockingbird.
>
>                                 This is a nice park with several trails.
> Midwest City recently announced a trail project across the city. One new
> trail will be an extension
>
>                 of the trail thru the park. it will run from NE 10th and
> Midwest Blvd to the northwest along Soldier Creek. It will end somewhere in
> the new
>
>                 industrial park development near NE 23rd.
>
>                                 this park is worth a visit if you are in
> the area.
>
>
>
>
>
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>
>                 Midwest City, OK
>
Subject: Joe B Barnes Park/MWC
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:36:42 -0500
                                I did a bike ride thru Joe Barnes Park in
Midwest City this morning. mostly birded by ear. Some notables were about a
dozen Miss Kites,

                2-3 Redheaded Woodpeckers and one adult Yellow-crowned Night
Heron. Had the usual woodland birds for the area: E Kingbird, Titmouse, 

                Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Red-eyed Vireo, Downy and
Red-bellied Woodpeckers, American Goldfinch and Mockingbird.

                                This is a nice park with several trails.
Midwest City recently announced a trail project across the city. One new
trail will be an extension

                of the trail thru the park. it will run from NE 10th and
Midwest Blvd to the northwest along Soldier Creek. It will end somewhere in
the new

                industrial park development near NE 23rd.

                                this park is worth a visit if you are in the
area. 

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Warbler_Lake Hefner
From: "okcbirder AT gmail.com" <okcbirder@GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:09:07 -0500
The following was posted on eBird.  

Lake Hefner, Oklahoma, US-OK
Aug 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: We started at Stars and Strips park and drove into various coves 
traveling counter-clockwise to Prairie Dog Point. Spotted an early migrant 
(Black-throated green Warbler) along with a number of small birds feeding near 
the road about 1/4 mile from the model airplane area. 

32 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Mallard (Domestic type)  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  X
Snowy Egret  X
Turkey Vulture  X
Mississippi Kite  X
Broad-winged Hawk  X
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Ring-billed Gull  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
Mourning Dove  X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  X
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Carolina Chickadee X Several feeding with Gnatcatchers and Tit-mouse and Blk 
throated green warlber and woodpeckers 

Tufted Titmouse  X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  X
American Robin  X
Brown Thrasher  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
warbler sp. 1 Black-throated Green Warbler. Possibly first year. -- Early 
migrant 

Red-winged Blackbird  X
Great-tailed Grackle  X
House Finch  6
House Sparrow  

Dave & Sue Woodson
OKC Birders
Subject: Fw: Tulsa Area
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 21:00:25 -0500
I forgot I also had 3-Yellow Warblers in a tree line next to the road. Terry.

From: Terry Mitchell 
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 8:52 PM
To: bird list 
Subject: Tulsa Area

I went to the Leonard Sod farms after work. Had a few things. 7-Pectoral 
Sandpipers, 17-Buff-breasted Sandpipers, 3-Upland Sandpipers, 1-Lark Sparrow 
and 3-Swainsons Hawks. Terry. 
Subject: Tulsa Area
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 20:52:08 -0500
I went to the Leonard Sod farms after work. Had a few things. 7-Pectoral 
Sandpipers, 17-Buff-breasted Sandpipers, 3-Upland Sandpipers, 1-Lark Sparrow 
and 3-Swainsons Hawks. Terry. 
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - August 7
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 22:00:52 -0500
It was partly cloudy and warm on the survey today.  58 species were found.
The wader hotspot right now is unit 30.  Also, there are a few shorebirds
here to.  Alder Flycatchers are back and feeding on the Roughleaf Dogwood
berries on the Bittern Lake levees.  Here is my list for today:

 

Wood Duck - 22

Hooded Merganser - 1
Pied-billed Grebe - 13
Neotropic Cormorant - 2
Anhinga - 12 (there are now young in the Otter Lake nest.)
Least Bittern - 3
Great Blue Heron - 19
Great Egret - 88
Snowy Egret - 178
Little Blue Heron - 39

Tricolored Heron - 1 immature
Green Heron - 7

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 5
White Ibis - 250
Wood Stork - 5
Turkey Vulture - 8

Mississippi Kite - 4
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Purple Gallinule - 3
Common Gallinule - 7 (also two downy chicks.)
Killdeer - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 6

Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
Mourning Dove - 32
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 3

Great-horned Owl - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 8
Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 3

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Alder Flycatcher - 3
Willow Flycatcher - 1 (on nesting territory.)
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 3
White-eyed Vireo - 5
Bell's Vireo - 2
American Crow - 5

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 10

Cliff Swallow - 10
Barn Swallow - 3
Carolina Chickadee - 4
Carolina Wren - 14
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3
Gray Catbird - 1
Northern Mockingbird - 2
Prothonotary Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 7
Yellow-breasted Chat - 2
Northern Cardinal - 13
Blue Grosbeak - 2
Indigo Bunting - 23
Painted Bunting - 2 juveniles (adults are apparently gone now.)
Dickcissel - 16
Red-winged Blackbird - 52
Common Grackle - 8

 

Odonates:

 

Citrine Forktail

Lilypad Forktail

Common Green Darner

Swamp Darner

Regal Darner

Prince Baskettail

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Great-blue Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Eastern Amberwing

Blue Dasher

Wandering Glider

Black Saddlebags

Carolina Saddlebags

 

 

Good Birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma 

 

 

 
Subject: white-winged dove, Bixby
From: "Bostian, Kelly" <Kelly.Bostian AT TULSAWORLD.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 16:29:33 +0000
Have seen the posts about white-wingeds and wondered if I would come across one 
this year. 

Yup -- right outside my back door this morning.


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