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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" ]
5 Aug Yellow-billled cuckoo [Steve Davis ]
5 Aug Re: Yardrunner! [Foundation Subscriber ]
5 Aug Yardrunner! [Jimmy Woodard ]
4 Aug Re: Things are moving on South Jenkins [JOS GRZYBOWSKI ]
4 Aug Kenton Hummers [Bill Carrell ]
4 Aug Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City [John Shackford ]
4 Aug Re: Things are moving on South Jenkins [Jennifer Kidney ]
4 Aug Things are moving on South Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
4 Aug Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City [David McNeely ]
4 Aug test [David Arbour ]
2 Aug Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City [Nancy Reed ]
2 Aug Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City [Jonah Padberg ]
2 Aug Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City [Foundation Subscriber ]
2 Aug Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City [Patti Muzny ]
1 Aug Bobolink [Jim Arterburn ]
1 Aug Hefner and area 1Aug2013 [JOS GRZYBOWSKI ]
1 Aug Red Slough Bird Survey - July 29 ["Bastarache, Robert -FS" ]
31 Jul Re: Tulsa Screening of "A Birder's Guide to Everything" [Lindell Dillon ]
30 Jul Salt Plains NWR [Matthew Jung ]

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 1–2 
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. 10–12 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

 

5:00–7:00 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.

8:00–9:00 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 am–11:30 Morning field trip 1 to Lake Carl Blackwell (Leader: Tim 
O’Connell). Carpool will meet at Ag Hall at 7:00 with anticipated arrival at 
LCB 7:30. 


8:00 am–11:30 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. 


12:00–1:30                  	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. 


2:00­–2:30 OOS Business meeting, Wes Watkins Center. All are encouraged to 
attend and participate. 


2:30–5:30 Technical session of oral and poster presentations on ornithological 
research. 


5:45                  			Silent Auction closes. 

6:30–8:30 Banquet begins. You must prepay for the banquet. If you have specific 
nutrition concerns, contact Tim O’Connell (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 O’Connell 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 _______ ______ 


OOS non-member $30 $40 _______ ______ 


Banquet $20 ----- _______ ______ 


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Total Amount $_____ 


 

NAME (S)______________________________________________________________

 

AFFILIATION___________________________________________________________

 

ADDRESS______________________________________________________________

 

EMAIL___________________________ PHONE_______________________ 


 

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
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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
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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.


https://www.facebook.com/tulsaworldoutdoors/photos/a.335743169861941.1073741827.252449541524638/475326055903651/?type=1&theater 


Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com
office | 918 581 8357
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315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
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Subject: Yellow-billled cuckoo
From: Steve Davis <spd8109 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 22:13:09 -0500
Mary and I drove by Lake Overholser a little before 8 this evening and, on
the road just west of the old Rte 66 bridge, Mary spotted a yellow - billed
cuckoo sitting on the power line watching the traffic go by.
--steve d and mary l
Subject: Re: Yardrunner!
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:07:51 -0400
Jimmy,
I'm on a 1 week stay at an eastern forested area of Wv, near Beckley( on I-64. 
This place is a large boy s out camp. All forest, lakes, swamps and streams. 
Elevation about 2800, lots of birds- scarlet tanager, e towhee, e phoebe, green 
herons, c geese, redstart, yellow w, baltimore o, etc. I should have oven bird 
, mourning w. black throated blue an green w , blackburnian w.- but not seeing 
them or hearing them . Last year here ( early July ) saw the same . Local 
birder says they are are all here. Having a great time. If I could just heAr 
like you- wow! Hal Yocum 


Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 5, 2014, at 5:46 AM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

> Looked out the window yesterday afternoon and saw our local Roadrunner 
streaking down the backyard. It suddenly flared it’s wings 

> and braked to a stop. Then, it leisurely strolled along picking up a morsel 
or two before disappearing behind some trees. This is the first time 

> I’ve seen one in the yard this summer. There is some industrial development 
occurring about a half mile west of us along NE 23rd Street and i 

>                 was afraid that had forced the Roadrunners to move elsewhere.
> Also, on Sunday, I saw a female Black and White Warbler working a small 
Walnut tree very close to the house. It moved up and down 

> a few trunks before flying further back into the yard and out of sight. 

> So, a couple of nice yardbirds the last few days. 

>  
>  
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>                 Midwest City, OK
Subject: Yardrunner!
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 04:46:19 -0500
                                Looked out the window yesterday afternoon
and saw our local Roadrunner streaking down the backyard. It suddenly flared
it's wings 

                and braked to a stop. Then, it leisurely strolled along
picking up a morsel or two before disappearing behind some trees. This is
the first time 

                I've seen one in the yard this summer. There is some
industrial development occurring about a half mile west of us along NE 23rd
Street and i

                was afraid that had forced the Roadrunners to move
elsewhere.

                                Also, on Sunday, I saw a female Black and
White Warbler working a small Walnut tree very close to the house. It moved
up and down 

                a few trunks before flying further back into the yard and
out of sight.

                                So, a couple of nice yardbirds the last few
days.

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Re: Things are moving on South Jenkins
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:38:06 -0700
Hey Jennifer,  It was reported into eBird by John and Rachel as the bird we saw 
also (female with description).  Dick must have slipped in posting. 

CHEERS,                                                 JOE Grzybowski



On Monday, August 4, 2014 1:10 PM, Jennifer Kidney  
wrote: 

 


Wasn't the Lazuli Bunting a female?  That's what Joe Grzybowski and I saw down 
there yesterday. 

 
Jennifer Kidney
Norman
 

> Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:36:58 -0500
> From: rgunn1 AT COX.NET
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Things are moving on South Jenkins
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> 
> Rare good birding days for "August, Cleveland County," still and sunny 
> and not oppressively hot. Yesterday I had a Swainsons's Hawk and a 
> singing Bobwhite (not many of those down there over the past 4 years) 
> and today I found what looked ot be a Willow Flycatcher (early?)  and a 
> Lazuli Bunting male--the latter thanks to John and Rachel, new birders 
> on Jenkins. Fifty species--good for Jenkins this time of year.
> 
> D.
Subject: Kenton Hummers
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:14:34 -0500
Hello All,

               Forgot and tried to post this from my Yahoo account earlier,
so it didn't go through, thus, one more time: Went out west over the
weekend to chase odonates and hummingbirds, had some success with both. To
stay on topic, at the Asa Jones residence in Kenton, lot's of Black-Chinned
Hummingbirds, along with two adult male and one female/immature Rufous, and
one immature Calliope. The adult male Vermillion Flycatcher was still
present. In the state park, nothing seen but Black-Chinned.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City
From: John Shackford <johnshackford AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:34:32 -0500
Goldfinches in central OK in summer are an interesting subject.  I would
classify them as rare--and--late nesters.  They may be getting slightly
more prevalent here, in my opinion.  I do not know the exact reason of
course, but wonder if it is related to summer thistle feeders in towns or
to the more verdant areas in towns where watered lawns, etc. could be a
factor as opposed to the surrounding, more sterile, farmland.  When I was
working on the Black-capped Vireo at Draper Lake 6-7 years ago I would on
rare occasions see or hear a goldfinch.  Central Oklahoma seems to be about
the southern limit for goldfinch breeding.

Many years ago Warren Harden and I found a just fledged goldfinch in the
short willows just north of the coffer dam at Lake Overholser.  Dr. Sutton
urged us to go back to the area and look for a nest as it should not be far
away.  We did this and found the nest about 9-10 feet high in about a 12
foot high willow.

An interesting aspect of goldfinch nesting I have heard that can happen is
that the finches build a very tight nest out of thistles, etc., so tight
that if it rains hard, the young can sometimes drown in the nest.

John Shackford
Edmond


On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 11:34 AM, David McNeely  wrote:

> Whenever I have goldfinches, mostly fall through spring, but occasionally
> in summer, they use the wild sunflowers, and in fall and winter the
> Maximillion sunflowers, so long as they last before turning to the feeders
> for black oil and thistle.  I think they prefer the smaller size of the
> wild seed over the black oil.  I don't know why they seem to prefer it even
> over niger seed.  David McNeely
>
> ---- Nancy Reed  wrote:
> > Patti
> > I have a pair of American Goldfinch. They have been eating on a
> volunteer sunflower.
> > In addition to the Goldfinch I had an Indigo Bunting and Painted Bunting
> at my feeders this week.
> > Nancy Reed
> > Norman
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Aug 2, 2014, at 2:13 PM, Patti Muzny  wrote:
> > >
> > > Our household keeps only a thistle feeder during the summer months to
> keep the English Sparrows from bombarding us.  For the past 3 weeks we have
> had a pair of American Goldfinches at the feeder.  A few days ago there
> were two males and one female and the fight was on.  They’ve been singing
> and utilizing the thistle feeder several times a day.  Never before have we
> had Goldfinches all summer. They “appear” to exhibit courtship and 
nesting 

> behavior.  Just wondering how many other birders are seeing Goldfinches
> that appear to be on territory?  And of course, I’m really enjoying this.
> > >
> > > Patti Muzny
> > > SW OKC
>
> --
> David McNeely
>
Subject: Re: Things are moving on South Jenkins
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:10:49 -0500
Wasn't the Lazuli Bunting a female? That's what Joe Grzybowski and I saw down 
there yesterday. 

 
Jennifer Kidney
Norman
 
> Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:36:58 -0500
> From: rgunn1 AT COX.NET
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Things are moving on South Jenkins
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> 
> Rare good birding days for "August, Cleveland County," still and sunny 
> and not oppressively hot. Yesterday I had a Swainsons's Hawk and a 
> singing Bobwhite (not many of those down there over the past 4 years) 
> and today I found what looked ot be a Willow Flycatcher (early?)  and a 
> Lazuli Bunting male--the latter thanks to John and Rachel, new birders 
> on Jenkins. Fifty species--good for Jenkins this time of year.
> 
> D.
 		 	   		  
Subject: Things are moving on South Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:36:58 -0500
Rare good birding days for "August, Cleveland County," still and sunny 
and not oppressively hot. Yesterday I had a Swainsons's Hawk and a 
singing Bobwhite (not many of those down there over the past 4 years) 
and today I found what looked ot be a Willow Flycatcher (early?)  and a 
Lazuli Bunting male--the latter thanks to John and Rachel, new birders 
on Jenkins. Fifty species--good for Jenkins this time of year.

D.
Subject: Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 11:34:59 -0500
Whenever I have goldfinches, mostly fall through spring, but occasionally in 
summer, they use the wild sunflowers, and in fall and winter the Maximillion 
sunflowers, so long as they last before turning to the feeders for black oil 
and thistle. I think they prefer the smaller size of the wild seed over the 
black oil. I don't know why they seem to prefer it even over niger seed. David 
McNeely 


---- Nancy Reed  wrote: 
> Patti
> I have a pair of American Goldfinch. They have been eating on a volunteer 
sunflower. 

> In addition to the Goldfinch I had an Indigo Bunting and Painted Bunting at 
my feeders this week. 

> Nancy Reed
> Norman
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Aug 2, 2014, at 2:13 PM, Patti Muzny  wrote:
> > 
> > Our household keeps only a thistle feeder during the summer months to keep 
the English Sparrows from bombarding us. For the past 3 weeks we have had a 
pair of American Goldfinches at the feeder. A few days ago there were two males 
and one female and the fight was on. They’ve been singing and utilizing the 
thistle feeder several times a day. Never before have we had Goldfinches all 
summer. They “appear” to exhibit courtship and nesting behavior. Just 
wondering how many other birders are seeing Goldfinches that appear to be on 
territory? And of course, I’m really enjoying this. 

> >  
> > Patti Muzny
> > SW OKC

--
David McNeely
Subject: test
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 10:42:42 -0500




Subject: Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City
From: Nancy Reed <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 23:03:37 -0500
Patti
I have a pair of American Goldfinch. They have been eating on a volunteer 
sunflower. 

In addition to the Goldfinch I had an Indigo Bunting and Painted Bunting at my 
feeders this week. 

Nancy Reed
Norman

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 2, 2014, at 2:13 PM, Patti Muzny  wrote:
> 
> Our household keeps only a thistle feeder during the summer months to keep 
the English Sparrows from bombarding us. For the past 3 weeks we have had a 
pair of American Goldfinches at the feeder. A few days ago there were two males 
and one female and the fight was on. They’ve been singing and utilizing the 
thistle feeder several times a day. Never before have we had Goldfinches all 
summer. They “appear” to exhibit courtship and nesting behavior. Just 
wondering how many other birders are seeing Goldfinches that appear to be on 
territory? And of course, I’m really enjoying this. 

>  
> Patti Muzny
> SW OKC
Subject: Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City
From: Jonah Padberg <jonah.padberg AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 22:27:12 -0500
We had 2 pairs of goldfinches visiting our tube feeder of black oil sunflower 
seeds, until one of the pair ran off the other pair. It was quite a battle. 


--Jonah
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 2, 2014, at 7:58 PM, Foundation Subscriber  wrote:
> 
> Hi, I bird in Edmond most MitchPark on a daily basis and have noticed both 
male and female gathering nesting materials from thistle and some shaggy 
pealing bark. Hal Yocum 

>  
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Aug 2, 2014, at 3:13 PM, Patti Muzny  wrote:
>> 
>> Our household keeps only a thistle feeder during the summer months to keep 
the English Sparrows from bombarding us. For the past 3 weeks we have had a 
pair of American Goldfinches at the feeder. A few days ago there were two males 
and one female and the fight was on. They’ve been singing and utilizing the 
thistle feeder several times a day. Never before have we had Goldfinches all 
summer. They “appear” to exhibit courtship and nesting behavior. Just 
wondering how many other birders are seeing Goldfinches that appear to be on 
territory? And of course, I’m really enjoying this. 

>>  
>> Patti Muzny
>> SW OKC
Subject: Re: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:58:01 -0400
Hi, I bird in Edmond most MitchPark on a daily basis and have noticed both male 
and female gathering nesting materials from thistle and some shaggy pealing 
bark. Hal Yocum 

 
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 2, 2014, at 3:13 PM, Patti Muzny  wrote:

> Our household keeps only a thistle feeder during the summer months to keep 
the English Sparrows from bombarding us. For the past 3 weeks we have had a 
pair of American Goldfinches at the feeder. A few days ago there were two males 
and one female and the fight was on. They’ve been singing and utilizing the 
thistle feeder several times a day. Never before have we had Goldfinches all 
summer. They “appear” to exhibit courtship and nesting behavior. Just 
wondering how many other birders are seeing Goldfinches that appear to be on 
territory? And of course, I’m really enjoying this. 

>  
> Patti Muzny
> SW OKC
Subject: Goldfinches in SW Oklahoma City
From: Patti Muzny <patti.muzny AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:13:37 -0500
Our household keeps only a thistle feeder during the summer months to keep
the English Sparrows from bombarding us.  For the past 3 weeks we have had a
pair of American Goldfinches at the feeder.  A few days ago there were two
males and one female and the fight was on.  They've been singing and
utilizing the thistle feeder several times a day.  Never before have we had
Goldfinches all summer.  They "appear" to exhibit courtship and nesting
behavior.  Just wondering how many other birders are seeing Goldfinches that
appear to be on territory?  And of course, I'm really enjoying this.

 

Patti Muzny

SW OKC
Subject: Bobolink
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 19:13:00 -0500
OKBirds,

 

I took advantage of the cooler weather and stopped by the Leonard sod farms
this morning. The only shorebirds seen were many Killdeer, two Spotted
Sandpipers and a lone Upland Sandpiper.  The surprise of the day was a
breeding plumaged male Bobolink that flushed with a large flock of
Dickcissel from some weeds right next to the road and flew right in front of
me. This a month early per The Date Guide. I walked the field trying to find
more Bobolinks but no luck. I also had a Yellow Warbler in the same area and
a very obliging juvenile Swanson's Hawk who was more than happy to let me
photograph him from all sides and angles.

 

It was nice to get out for a couple hours.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: Hefner and area 1Aug2013
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:29:52 -0700
Was able to pass by Henfer mid-day.  Water is high.  64 Ring-billed Gulls and 6 
cormorants at Prairie Dog Point. 

Went to the sewage lagoons north of the lake (near 122nd St).

Not much either, except for 17 Least Terns resting on the sand/gravel, with 2 
Black Terns and 6 Ring-billed Gulls among them (and some Killdeer). 


CHEERS,                                  JOE Grzybowski
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - July 29
From: "Bastarache, Robert -FS" <rbastarache AT FS.FED.US>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:15:03 +0000

From David Arbour:

Sorry this report is late as my computer has been in the shop this week. Hubert 
Hervey and I surveyed birds on Tuesday and found 62 species. The weather was 
partly cloudy and fairly mild. Here is our list: 


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - 1
Wood Duck – 27
Mallard – 4
Blue-winged Teal – 1
Hooded Merganser - 1
Pied-billed Grebe - 15
Neotropic Cormorant - 4
Anhinga – 10 (1 still sitting on nest.)
Least Bittern - 2
Great Blue Heron - 23
Great Egret - 43
Snowy Egret - 62
Little Blue Heron – 36
Tricolored Heron – 1 juvenile
Cattle Egret - 6
Green Heron - 13
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 21
White Ibis - 115
Wood Stork – 33 (Saw 60+ on Monday.)
Black Vulture - 5
Turkey Vulture – 8
Mississippi Kite - 1
Purple Gallinule - 2 adults (and 1 black downy chick.)
Common Gallinule - 12
Killdeer - 1
Mourning Dove - 17
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Downy Woodpecker – 1
Acadian Flycatcher - 1
Willow Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 5
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 4
White-eyed Vireo - 6
Bell's Vireo – 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
American Crow - 4
Fish Crow - 3
Tree Swallow – 27
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 3
Cave Swallow - 3 juveniles
Cliff Swallow - 18
Barn Swallow - 25
Carolina Chickadee - 2
Tufted Titmouse - 3
Carolina Wren - 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6
Gray Catbird - 1
Yellow-throated Warbler - 2
Prothonotary Warbler - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 15
Yellow-breasted Chat – 4
Summer Tanager - 1
Northern Cardinal - 10
Blue Grosbeak - 5
Indigo Bunting - 25
Painted Bunting - 4
Dickcissel - 21
Red-winged Blackbird - 26
Common Grackle - 1


Odonates:

Fragile Forktail
Citrine Forktail
Lilypad Forktail
Common Green Darner
Regal Darner
Prince Baskettail
Swift River Cruiser
Halloween Pennant
Eastern Pondhawk
Slaty Skimmer
Widow Skimmer
Great-blue Skimmer
Common Whitetail
Eastern Amberwing
Blue Dasher
Wandering Glider
Spot-winged Glider
Black Saddlebags


Herps:

American Alligator
Western Cottonmouth
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
Bronze Frog
Bullfrog


Good birding!

David Arbour
De Queen, AR

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Subject: Re: Tulsa Screening of "A Birder's Guide to Everything"
From: Lindell Dillon <reddirtbird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:30:46 -0500
Hope you exceed your minimum and fill the theater.  I put a plug on
Oklahoma Nature Pics https://www.flickr.com/groups/1941297 AT N20/


On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 4:05 PM, John Kennington 
wrote:

> *Tickets Now On Sale for "A Birder's Guide to Everything"*
>
> On Tuesday, Aug. 26 Tulsa Audubon is hosting an exclusive Tulsa screening
> of the movie "A Birder's Guide to Everything" at the AMC Southroads 20
> Theater (near 41st & Yale) at 7:30 p.m. You can learn more about the movie,
> starring Ben Kingsley (Kenn Kaufman was the birding consultant for the
> movie), view the trailer, and purchase your tickets, at:
>
> http://www.tugg.com/go/zo9ohu
>
> This will be a fund-raiser for TAS, and the way it works is you order your
> tickets on-line in advance, but your card will not be charged immediately.
> There is a minimum number of tickets we need to sell (64 in our case, and
> we are already more than half way there!), and once that is met the movie
> is confirmed and you are charged. Other Audubon groups, nature centers,
> etc.  around the country have also been presenting this film over the last
> few months, and many have had sold out theaters!
>
> If you are able to go please be sure to reserve your tickets ASAP, so we
> can get the showing confirmed.
>
> Here are some reviews:
>
> "This amiable teen laffer, remarkably free of snark, could score with
> general auds. … The camera circles as kids excitedly aim their binoculars
> at the warbling, hopping, perched and flying beauties around them, the
> young birders’ faces alight with shared discovery" - VARIETY
> 
 

>
> "A charming and surprisingly moving coming-of-age tale, A Birder’s Guide
> To Everything gives the noble art of birding its due." - NPR
> 
 

>
> "At the heart of the film is a sweetness and naiveté about life, love, and
> loss. Simply put, this film’s got a little something for everyone, birder
> or not. Who knew the hunt for an extinct bird could be so satisfying?" -
> AUDUBON MAGAZINE
> 
>
> "A Birder’s Guide to Everything offers many poignant insights on the
> therapeutic value of community.  The script is very funny and thankfully
> treats its somber moments with a light touch.  Moreover, the nature
> photography is always stunning and lends a Thoreauvian spirituality to the
> proceedings." - Sound on Sight
> 
 

>
> "A Birder’s Guide to Everything is refreshingly unencumbered by cynicism" -
> Huffington Post
> 
 

>
> "This refreshing, funny film has a gigantic heart, which makes it easy to
> love and respect." - Next Magazine
> 
 

>
>
Subject: Salt Plains NWR
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:32:19 -0500
Birded around Salt Plains with Lonnie Gamble yesterday, the State
Park, the National Refuge and at the Fish Hatchery.  It was pleasantly
warm and there was water here and there.  Here is what we saw:

Canada Geese
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egrets - many!
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
American Avocets - lots
Black-necked Stilts - just 2
White-faced Ibis - 4
Common Yellow-throat
Red-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Bell's Vireo
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker - finally ONE photo
White-breasted Nuthatch
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Eastern Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Dickcissal
Red-winged Blackbird
Red-tailed Hawk
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk
Turkey Vulture
American White Pelican - many
Field Sparrow
American Goldfinch
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Meadowlark

Matt Jung, OKC