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Cliffchat,©Tony Disley

1 Oct Payne County Audubon - presentation and field trip this week [Timothy O'Connell ]
1 Oct Re: test #1 [Terry Mitchell ]
1 Oct test #1 [Mike Brewer ]
1 Oct Still time to register for OOS - Stillwater! [Timothy O'Connell ]
1 Oct test [Mike Brewer ]
1 Oct Oct 4 Saturday Morning Birding at Oxley: change of location [Susie Ruby ]
30 Sep Red Slough today [David Arbour ]
29 Sep Another Sign of Fall [Jennifer Kidney ]
29 Sep Re: Hummingbird [Laura Erickson ]
29 Sep Re: Hummingbird [Larry Mays ]
29 Sep Hummingbird [John Bates ]
29 Sep email [gloria ketcher ]
28 Sep dark gull at Lake Overholser [JOS GRZYBOWSKI ]
28 Sep Midwest City Big Sit/October 4th [Jimmy Woodard ]
28 Sep First of Season [Jennifer Kidney ]
28 Sep Lake Overholser yesterday [Matthew Jung ]
28 Sep Re: Unidentified Shorebird [William Diffin ]
28 Sep Lesser Black-backed Gull at Lake Overholser [Patricia Velte ]
28 Sep Re: Unidentified Shorebird [EUGENE YOUNG ]
28 Sep Re: Unidentified Shorebird ["Curtis, Tom" ]
27 Sep Re: Unidentified Shorebird [Lewis Pond ]
27 Sep Re: Unidentified Shorebird [Sandy Berger ]
27 Sep Unidentified Shorebird [Chad Ellis ]
27 Sep OKC Shorebirding [Caleb Frome ]
26 Sep Rose-breasted Grossbeaks? [Chad Ellis ]
26 Sep Lake Hefner yesterday [Matthew Jung ]
26 Sep Present your bird-related research and other information at the OOS! [Mia Revels ]
25 Sep New Red Slough Pics [David Arbour ]
25 Sep Re: A Chime of Wrens [rgunn1 ]
25 Sep A Chime of Wrens [John Hurd ]
25 Sep Re: FW: eBird Report - MWC house, Sep 24, 2014 [Foundation Subscriber ]
24 Sep FW: eBird Report - MWC house, Sep 24, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
23 Sep Red Slough Bird Survey - Sep. 23 [David Arbour ]
22 Sep Early Registration Deadline is approaching for the OOS Fall Meeting!!! [Mia Revels ]
22 Sep Deadline for OOS Fall Meeting Abstract Submission is coming up! [Mia Revels ]
22 Sep Deadline for OOS meeting abstract submission is Sept 26 (this Friday!) [Mia Revels ]
22 Sep Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory [John Bates ]
21 Sep Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory [John Bates ]
21 Sep Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory [John Bates ]
21 Sep Red Phalarope and jaeger update - Keystone Lake [David Arbour ]
21 Sep jaeger at Lake Keystone [David Arbour ]
21 Sep Anothe Sunday Morning at Yahola [Bill Carrell ]
21 Sep Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory [Steve Sorensen ]
21 Sep Stillwater migration (9-21) [Scott Loss ]
21 Sep Black and White AND Yellow Warblers in the front yard [Lewis Pond ]
20 Sep Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory [John Shackford ]
20 Sep Re: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park [Terri Underhill ]
20 Sep Re: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park [David McNeely ]
20 Sep Re: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park [Foundation Subscriber ]
20 Sep FW: eBird Report - Arcadia Conservation Education Area, Sep 20, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
20 Sep Re: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park [David McNeely ]
20 Sep WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park [Matthew Jung ]
19 Sep Eastern screeching owls and a theory [John Bates ]
19 Sep L Hefner Prairie Dog Pt [William Diffin ]
19 Sep Re: Photos added to PBase Website [William Diffin ]
18 Sep Re: L Hefner Prairie Dog Point [Calvin Rees ]
17 Sep L Hefner Prairie Dog Point [William Diffin ]
17 Sep Photos added to PBase Website [Jim Arterburn ]
17 Sep Re: South Jenkins this morning [Jennifer Kidney ]
17 Sep South Jenkins this morning [rgunn1 ]
16 Sep Red Slough Bird Survey - Sep. 16 [David Arbour ]
16 Sep FW: eBird Report - Rose Lake, Sep 15, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
16 Sep Sabine's Gull [Jo ]
16 Sep Re: vulture questions [EUGENE YOUNG ]
16 Sep Re: vulture questions [David McNeely ]
16 Sep Re: vulture questions [rgunn1 ]
15 Sep vulture questions [bill ]
15 Sep Rufous Hummingbird [Peggie Mitchell ]
15 Sep Pelicans are back [Henthorn1 ]
15 Sep Re: Rose Lake and Lake Overholser [William Diffin ]
15 Sep Re: warblers here [Sue Selman ]
15 Sep Yahola at noon Monday [Lewis Pond ]
15 Sep Belated Report - Pine Siskins, Lake Carl Blackwell [Scott Loss ]
15 Sep Rufous Hummingbird [Peggie Mitchell ]
15 Sep Re: warblers here [Mark Cromwell ]
15 Sep Re: warblers here [John Hurd ]

Subject: Payne County Audubon - presentation and field trip this week
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:50:50 -0500
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society, 

There's another outstanding edition of our newsletter available for you on the 
PCAS website (http://www.paynecountyaudubon.com/), chronicling events for 
October and many other cool features. 


Please join us Thursday evening at 7 pm for a presentation from Mark Howery of 
the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Mark will discuss wildlife 
conservation in general, and the Breeding Bird Survey in particular. The 
meeting will be held at the Windrock Clubhouse on North Star Drive in 
Stillwater. This is on block east of Perkins Rd; the clubhouse is in a 
residential neighborhood just north of McElroy Rd. 


On Saturday, Oct. 4, John Polo will lead a field trip to Boomer Lake in 
Stillwater. Come for the teal, stay for everything else! 


Wishing you good birding, 

~Tim O'Connell
PCAS Vice President

 
Subject: Re: test #1
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:42:38 -0500
You have passed the test, although we graded on a curve. Terry.



*From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Mike Brewer
*Sent:* Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:41 PM
*To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
*Subject:* test #1



Test #1
Subject: test #1
From: Mike Brewer <mike.brewer AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:41:13 -0500
Test #1

 

 
Subject: Still time to register for OOS - Stillwater!
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:33:38 -0500
Dear OKbirders, 

The subject line is self-explanatory. We'd love to see you in Stillwater next 
weekend, the 11th. Please update your links for the OOS and check 
www.okbirds.org for complete registration info. We are past the early 
registration deadline, but I want folks to know that we still have time to 
register for the banquet. (I had the caterer plan for as many as 70, and we're 
hovering around 50 right now.) So we CAN accommodate you even at this late 
date. I recommend that you send in your registrations by this Friday, Oct. 3; 
after that please just hold off and register in person next weekend. If you 
wait until then, I can't guarantee a seat at the banquet for you. 


Things to bring with you:

1) binocs, cameras, and scopes - you can attend 2 of 3 field trips next 
weekend, and the birding around here has been pretty good of late. 

2) items to donate for the OOS Silent Auction
3) CASH, to buy other people's items at our Silent Auction - all proceeds going 
to the OOS! 


See you next week!

~Tim O'Connell
Local Host, OOS Fall Technical Meeting, 2014
Subject: test
From: Mike Brewer <mike.brewer AT ATT.NET>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:59:24 -0500
test

 

 
Subject: Oct 4 Saturday Morning Birding at Oxley: change of location
From: Susie Ruby <seruby AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:59:57 -0700
 
Due to the Zoo Run: Oxley's Saturday Morning Birding will be at Redbud Valley 
Nature Preserve from 8-9:45a.m. at 16152 Redbud Dr., Catoosa, OK 74015 

Oxley's main phone line is out of order. Crew working on it.

Susie Ruby,  MS 
Artist/Naturalist 
Scissortail Fine Arts Studio 
scissortailfinearts46 AT gmail.com 
seruby AT sbcglobal.net 
Subject: Red Slough today
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:10:22 -0500
During a tour of Red Slough today we saw eleven Wood Storks.  Also had a
couple Cave Swallows, a couple Sedge Wrens, and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
There won't be any more bird surveys until November.

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: Another Sign of Fall
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:44:02 -0500
Last night there were dozens of Common Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts swooping 
and chittering in the sky above my yard, and the Monarch butterfly migration 
has begun in earnest! 

 
Jennifer Kidney
Norman
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: Laura Erickson <chickadee AT LAURAERICKSON.COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:40:46 -0500
I think hummers forgot how to sing and are just winging it.

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Larry Mays  wrote:

>   I think I heard one say once it was easier than whistling.
>
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:14 AM, John Bates 
> wrote:
>
>> Does a hummingbird hum because it doe not know the words to its song?
>>
>
>


-- 
-- 
Laura Erickson

For the love, understanding, and protection of birds

There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of birds.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of
nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the
winter.

            --Rachel Carson

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
Subject: Re: Hummingbird
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:36:01 -0500
  I think I heard one say once it was easier than whistling.

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:14 AM, John Bates 
wrote:

> Does a hummingbird hum because it doe not know the words to its song?
>
Subject: Hummingbird
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:14:23 -0500
Does a hummingbird hum because it doe not know the words to its song?
Subject: email
From: gloria ketcher <oprakitas AT BRIGHTOK.NET>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:47:20 -0500
 

After 9/30 my email address will be  oprakitas AT grand.net due to server
changes. 

 

 

 

 

Gloria Ketcher

         918-253-8949 

Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not feel faint."

 

 
Subject: dark gull at Lake Overholser
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:10:00 -0700
The dark gull noted at Lake Overholser the past few days that has mostly been 
referenced as a first-winter Herring Gull is actually a juvenile Lesser 
Black-backed Gull. 

Most of the time, it is a challenge to pick one of these guys out of the crowd 
of Herring Gulls. So a good opportunity to just go look. 


This is not a straight-forward ID. Had to double-check with some gull guru 
experts. Came back also a Lesser Black-backed Gull from them. 



Posted a few pics to my pBase site beginning with this one:

http://www.pbase.com/joe_grzybowski/image/157608226

Also noted 3 adult Herring Gulls at Lake Hefner earlier this morning.


CHEERS,                         JOE Grzybowski
Subject: Midwest City Big Sit/October 4th
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:18:53 -0500
 

                                I wanted to remind everyone that I am
hosting a Big Sit this coming Saturday the 4th. I will welcome anyone who
wants to come for 

                any part of the day to look for birds. I would say people
can come anytime after 8AM. I will provide some finger food snacks and have
some 

                limited beverages. Everyone should feel free to bring their
favorite food and beverages and please try and bring a little extra for
others who

                may come. 

                                I will most probably be at the house all day
and tracking birds into the evening. People are free to come and go as they
please.

 

                                Thanks.

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                7845 NE 18th St.

                Midwest City, OK

                405-365-5685

                

 
Subject: First of Season
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:48:09 -0500
Just now I had a Ruby-crowned Kinglet hovering around in my big hackberry tree!
 
Jennifer Kidney
Norman
 		 	   		  
Subject: Lake Overholser yesterday
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:43:29 -0500
I scanned the NE mud flats shortly after high noon and found:

Long-billed Dowitchers
Stilt Sandpipers
Least Sandpipers
Killdeer
AW Pelicans - many
Great Egrets
Snowy Egrets
GB Herons
Herring Gull (juvenile) - just one
RB Gulls

Saw at least 40 A. Avocets Friday morning, most were sleeping with a
handful of feeding birds.  Did not locate any Saturday.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Re: Unidentified Shorebird
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:00:36 -0500
Click on the photo, at the upper right select view all sizes, then select
the original resolution. The dark breast contrasting with the whitish
underparts are a good mark for Pectoral SP. The dark cap, light supercilium
and darkish face are also helpful.

Bill Diffin, OKC

On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 11:43 PM, EUGENE YOUNG  wrote:

> Looks like Pectoral, probably a bright juv.
>
> Gene Young  Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 27, 2014, at 6:15 PM, "Lewis Pond"  wrote:
>
> > I think it is a Buff-brested Sandpiper.  It looks like there is another
> on to the right.
> >
> >
> > ---- Chad Ellis  wrote:
> >> I would like to invite comments on the identity of this shore bird I
> photographed at Lake Murray on September 7th. https://flic.kr/p/p8icLW
> >>
> >> Chad Ellis
> >> OKC
>
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Lake Overholser
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:47:59 -0500
Terri Underhill and I found an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull and a possible
1st year Herring Gull (large, dark gull with pink legs) Saturday afternoon,
~ 6 pm,  along the shoreline at the northeast corner of Lake Overholser.
After preening the LBBG settled down and was sleeping with a group of
Ring-billed Gulls.

 

Pat Velte

Oklahoma City 
Subject: Re: Unidentified Shorebird
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:43:40 +0000
Looks like Pectoral, probably a bright juv.

Gene Young  Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 27, 2014, at 6:15 PM, "Lewis Pond"  wrote:

> I think it is a Buff-brested Sandpiper. It looks like there is another on to 
the right. 

> 
> 
> ---- Chad Ellis  wrote: 
>> I would like to invite comments on the identity of this shore bird I 
photographed at Lake Murray on September 7th. https://flic.kr/p/p8icLW 

>> 
>> Chad Ellis
>> OKC
Subject: Re: Unidentified Shorebird
From: "Curtis, Tom" <tom.curtis AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:39:27 +0000
I'd bet pectoral. two-toned bill, supercilium and compare size to the three 
peeps of to the right 

________________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Chad Ellis 
[chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM] 

Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 3:01 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Unidentified Shorebird

I would like to invite comments on the identity of this shore bird I 
photographed at Lake Murray on September 7th. https://flic.kr/p/p8icLW 


Chad Ellis
OKC
Subject: Re: Unidentified Shorebird
From: Lewis Pond <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:12:24 -0700
I think it is a Buff-brested Sandpiper. It looks like there is another on to 
the right. 



---- Chad Ellis  wrote: 
> I would like to invite comments on the identity of this shore bird I 
photographed at Lake Murray on September 7th. https://flic.kr/p/p8icLW 

> 
> Chad Ellis
> OKC
Subject: Re: Unidentified Shorebird
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:20:28 -0500
Buff-breasted Sandpiper??? 

Sent from my iPad

> On Sep 27, 2014, at 3:01 PM, Chad Ellis  wrote:
> 
> I would like to invite comments on the identity of this shore bird I 
photographed at Lake Murray on September 7th. https://flic.kr/p/p8icLW 

> 
> Chad Ellis
> OKC
Subject: Unidentified Shorebird
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:01:40 -0500
I would like to invite comments on the identity of this shore bird I 
photographed at Lake Murray on September 7th. https://flic.kr/p/p8icLW 


Chad Ellis
OKC
Subject: OKC Shorebirding
From: Caleb Frome <birder4lifer AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:23:41 -0500
Started the morning at Lake Thunderbird SP. There were still a few Tree
Swallows around, plus a Nashville Warbler and my FOS Orange-crowned, but
nothing unusual. Drove over to Lake Hefner and scanned the lake from Prairie
Dog Point. Nothing interesting on the water, but there was a basic-plumaged
Black-bellied Plover in the inlet east of the point associating with
Killdeer. The inlet also held a Lesser Yellowlegs, some peeps, and
Green-winged Teal. A good-sized group of Avocets was on the west side of the
point. Tried my luck with Overholser after that and came up with 13
Dowitchers (I assume Long-billed) and 6 Stilt Sandpipers with dozens of
peeps and Killdeer on the mudflats on the east side. A few Least Terns were
flying around. No jaegers today.

 

Good birding!

Caleb Frome

Norman
Subject: Rose-breasted Grossbeaks?
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:51:57 -0500
Anyone in central Oklahoma have them coming to feeders? 

Chad Ellis
OKC
Subject: Lake Hefner yesterday
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:32:33 -0500
Visited Lake Hefner's Prairie Dog Point yesterday morning and found
two Ospreys bathing off the 'Pelican Sandbar' along with pelicans,
Forster's Terns, RB Gulls, some duck species and DC Cormorants.

Snowy and Great Egrets were at the inlet channel and where it meets
the lake proper Canada Geese and GB Herons were camped out.  Saw one
Herring Gull flying by at this location.

Found an American Kestrel sitting in one of the dead Cottonwoods and
watched it drop down and pick off a large grasshopper.  It finished
the snack when a Blue Jay decided to contest the perch held by the
kestrel and after two scuffles the kestrel decided that leaving was
the better part of valor and flew off to the north.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Present your bird-related research and other information at the OOS!
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:52:49 -0500
Hi Everyone!

Just a friendly reminder that today is the deadline for title/abstract
submission for talks and posters to be presented at the upcoming OOS
meeting.  We still have room for more, and we would love to hear from you!
Just send me a title and abstract today! (more details below)

Looking forward to all the birdy information!!
Mia Revels
Tahlequah, OK



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

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: New Red Slough Pics
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:06:48 -0500
I've added some new photos to the Recent Gallery of the Red Slough Photo
Gallery.  Various shots of water birds, herps, wildflowers, insects, etc.
See:  http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma/recent_photos 

 

David
Subject: Re: A Chime of Wrens
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:32:47 -0500

I had  House Wren on Jenkins this morning. That  along  with a Cooper's 
Hawk and a flock 25-30 of Great Egrets, were the highlights down there 
this morning.

D..

On 9/25/2014 12:28 PM, John Hurd wrote:
> Today, Along Western Stinchcomb I heard and after a long look saw four 
> small nondescript birds.  My non-birding friends refer to these and 
> many like them as LBBs "little brown birds."  Indeed they were pretty 
> plain:  little and brown,  a small eye ring, longish tail and, faintly 
> barred wings/tail .  Notably while their calls are easy to hear, they 
> were hard to spot, they sounded much like   xeno canto's  189275 if 
> you care to listen.  For many many years I overlooked and most likely 
> overheard these cute wrens as they migrated south.
> Hope you all get to see and/or hear them too.
>
>
> Jack H
> OKC
Subject: A Chime of Wrens
From: John Hurd <jackhurd AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:28:36 -0600
Today, Along Western Stinchcomb I heard and after a long look saw four small 
nondescript birds. My non-birding friends refer to these and many like them as 
LBBs "little brown birds." Indeed they were pretty plain: little and brown, a 
small eye ring, longish tail and, faintly barred wings/tail . Notably while 
their calls are easy to hear, they were hard to spot, they sounded much like 
xeno canto's 189275 if you care to listen. For many many years I overlooked and 
most likely overheard these cute wrens as they migrated south.Hope you all get 
to see and/or hear them too. 


Jack HOKC 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - MWC house, Sep 24, 2014
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:32:41 -0600
Jimmy, we have had a few visit Mitch Park. 
Makes me think of a question for you. I would swear that I saw a small group of 
BLACK CHINNED SPARROWS in the weeds along the edge of Lake Hefner last week. 
Birds I got a good look at had gray head/ neck/chest , pink bill, brown back. 
At first I thought they were just house or field sparrows until I saw all the 
gray. NONE actually had the black chin. Perhaps females/ immatures. 

Has the Black chinned sparrow ever been seen here or anywhere in OK? 
Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 24, 2014, at 7:04 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
> We got a surprise visit from a Clay-colored Sparrow this afternoon in the 
backyard. Sweet! 

> 
> 
>    Jimmy Woodard
>    Midwest City, OK
> 
> 
> MWC house, Oklahoma, US-OK
> Sep 24, 2014 3:15 PM - 6:45 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 16 species
> 
> Eurasian Collared-Dove  9
> White-winged Dove  4
> Mourning Dove  6
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Eastern Phoebe  1
> Blue Jay  5
> Carolina Chickadee  4
> American Robin  1
> Brown Thrasher  2
> Northern Mockingbird  3
> Clay-colored Sparrow  1
> Northern Cardinal  20
> House Finch  8
> House Sparrow  16
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19933838 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - MWC house, Sep 24, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:04:00 -0500
 We got a surprise visit from a Clay-colored Sparrow this afternoon in the 
backyard. Sweet! 



	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


MWC house, Oklahoma, US-OK
Sep 24, 2014 3:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
16 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  9
White-winged Dove  4
Mourning Dove  6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  5
Carolina Chickadee  4
American Robin  1
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
Clay-colored Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  20
House Finch  8
House Sparrow  16

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19933838 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Sep. 23
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:03:46 -0500
It was partly cloudy, mild, and a little windy on the survey today.  74
species were found.  A lot of migrants were around plus a number of
lingering breeders still.  A few ducks and hawks starting to migrate
through.  Here is my list for today:

 

Canada Goose - 1

Wood Duck - 38

Gadwall - 1

Blue-winged Teal - 86

Northern Shoveler - 1

Northern Pintail - 4

Pied-billed Grebe - 47

Anhinga - 2

Least Bittern - 1

Great Blue Heron - 12

Great Egret - 22

Snowy Egret - 34

Little Blue Heron - 13

Green Heron - 3

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 2

White Ibis - 91

Wood Stork - 8

Black Vulture - 8

Turkey Vulture - 29

Northern Harrier - 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 5

Broad-winged Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 1

Peregrine Falcon - 1 adult

Sora - 1

Purple Gallinule - 2

Common Gallinule - 11 adults and immatures (also 1 downy young.)

Killdeer - 30

American Avocet - 1

Solitary Sandpiper - 4

Spotted Sandpiper - 4

Semipalmated Sandpiper -1

Least Sandpiper - 97

Forster's Tern - 1

Mourning Dove - 15

Chimney Swift - 1

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-headed Woodpecker - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Downy Woodpecker - 6

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Northern Flicker - 9

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Alder Flycatcher - 2

Least Flycatcher - 5

Eastern Phoebe - 9

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 4

Loggerhead Shrike - 1

White-eyed Vireo - 4 (still singing)

Warbling Vireo - 1

Red-eyed Vireo - 1

Blue Jay - 6

American Crow - 25

Tree Swallow - 250

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 13

Cliff Swallow - 1

Cave Swallow - 4

Barn Swallow - 14

Carolina Chickadee - 7

Tufted Titmouse - 3

Carolina Wren - 11

Marsh Wren - 9

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1

Gray Catbird - 7

Brown Thrasher - 12

Nashville Warbler - 2

Common Yellowthroat - 10

Northern Cardinal - 8

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1

Indigo Bunting - 10

Red-winged Blackbird - 95

American Goldfinch - 2

 

 

Odonates:

 

Fragile Forktail

Lilypad Forktail

Common Green Darner

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Wandering Glider

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Red-eared slider

Cajun Chorus Frog - calling

Green Treefrog

Southern Leopard Frog

Bullfrog

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 
Subject: Early Registration Deadline is approaching for the OOS Fall Meeting!!!
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:39:06 -0500
Oklahoma Bird Lovers!

Mark your calendars and register early for the banquet and reduced
registration!  Deadline for early registration is September 30. I hope to
see you there!

Oklahoma Ornithological Society
2014 Fall Meeting, Oct. 10–12
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

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 ofte
​n!​
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 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,
your payment must be received by Sep. 30.

Registration Fees Early On Site Quantity Total
Student (non-member) $15 $25 _______ ______
Student (member) $10 $20 _______ ______
OOS member $20 $30 _______ ______
OOS non-member $30 $40 _______ ______
Banquet $20 PAY IN ADVANCE_______ ______
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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.

-- 
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
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Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
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Subject: Deadline for OOS Fall Meeting Abstract Submission is coming up!
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:36:28 -0500
Hello Everyone!

Friendly Reminder: The deadline for the OOS Fall Meeting abstract
submission is September 26, 2014 (this Friday)!!

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: Deadline for OOS meeting abstract submission is Sept 26 (this Friday!)
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:32:16 -0500
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: Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:54:23 -0500
Between points A and B, unlikely, B and C, possibly.
Subject: Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:45:18 -0500
Thank you, Mr. Shackford.
Subject: Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:43:47 -0500
Not really, I shall explain. Starting at Lake Overholser, my recording was 
answered and I drove East . The next time the response was heard drawing closer 
from the East, precluding the lone owl theory because it does not make sense or 
agree with the established territorial range. But one had to be there I 
suppose. 

Subject: Red Phalarope and jaeger update - Keystone Lake
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:43:33 -0500
Just got another call from Steve and he just had a Red Phalarope at the same
location as the jaeger below.  He believes the jaeger is a Parasitic.

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

  _____  

From: David Arbour [mailto:arbour AT windstream.net] 
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2014 3:53 PM
To: OKBIRDS 
Subject: jaeger at Lake Keystone

 

Just got a call from Steve Metz who reports having a jaeger at Cowskin Bay
South on Lake Keystone.  He said he got some pics and it was chasing around
Ring-billed Gulls.

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: jaeger at Lake Keystone
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:53:21 -0500
Just got a call from Steve Metz who reports having a jaeger at Cowskin Bay
South on Lake Keystone.  He said he got some pics and it was chasing around
Ring-billed Gulls.

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: Anothe Sunday Morning at Yahola
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:15:49 -0500
Hello All,

              Sunday seems to be the day to check Lake Yahola. This morning
before the rain arrived, Terry Mitchell and I saw three adult Common Terns,
three Caspian Terns, and an adult Sabine's Gull flying with about 25
Franklin's Gulls and few Ring-Bills. Also, Terry reported seeing a flock of
dark ibis flying around earlier in the morning.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory
From: Steve Sorensen <webforbs AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:45:52 -0500
Or it takes the one Eastern Screech Owl an extra 5 minutes to catch up to
your new calling location.

 

Steve Sorensen

Valley Center, KS



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Subject: Stillwater migration (9-21)
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:30:00 -0500
Really good migration going this morning over our Stillwater yard as a cold
front approached and passed. A couple hours of sky-watching resulted in 49
bird species (by far the best day for our yard). Also countless butterflies
and dragonflies bee-lining south all the way up to the limits of binocular
power. Bird highlights (flyovers unless otherwise indicated):

Great Blue Herons (18, including a group of 12 migrating over in a "v")
White-faced Ibis (94 in two big flocks)
Snowy Egret (with a couple of Great Egrets)
Broad-winged Hawk
Solitary Sandpiper (weep-weep flight call heard)
Mourning Doves (>100, some flying in high groups like they are migrating)
Common Nighthawks (3)
Red-headed Woodpecker
Northern Flickers (15)
American Kestrel (7)
Northern Parula (in the yard)
Yellow Warbler (5)
Several un-ID'd warblers flying over
Summer Tanager (near the yard)
Dickcissels (5)

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Black and White AND Yellow Warblers in the front yard
From: Lewis Pond <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:40:52 -0700
I had both at the water feature in the front yard this morning (Sand Springs, 
OK). 

Subject: Re: Eastern screeching owls and a theory
From: John Shackford <johnshackford AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:36:05 -0500
Nice work, John!

All the best, John Shackford

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 9:26 PM, John Bates 
wrote:

> After many years of finding the owl on the CBC, I have adopted several
> hypotheses. I started at sundown at northwest twenty-third and Lake
> Overholser. I played the calls for the screeching owl from the Merlin
> application from Cornell. After five minutes one owl was heard. I drove to
> Northwest thirty-first and MacArthur; ten minutes of calling garnered a
> response. Nextly, I drove to Northwest twelfth and MacArthur where fifteen
> minutes attracted an owl. In urban environs territorially there are two
> point three owls per square mile. The CBC this year will have a more
> accurate account.
>
Subject: Re: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park
From: Terri Underhill <tunderhill AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:28:35 -0500
Hello Birders,
I live off of Coffee Creek & Santa Fe in Edmond and I have at least four White 
Breasted Nuthatches coming every thirty minutes to my peanuts and sunflower 
seed feeders. I have had them all summer long. 

Also I still have two adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds along with half a 
dozen imm birds coming to my feeders. I know there time here is winding down 
and I'll sure miss them when they are gone :( 

Tonight around 7ish I saw at least 40 Night Hawks on Covell and Coltrane. They 
must have just lifted off their roost because they were circling much lower 
than the power lines. I've never seen that many circling so close to the 
ground. I wish there had been a safe place to pull over so I could have enjoyed 
watching them longer :) 


Good birding,
Terri Underhill
Edmond, OK
www.okiebirdcam.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of David McNeely
Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:54 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park

I live in Central Edmond. I walk and bike Hafer Park frequently, and Mitch Park 
occasionally. The decline in White Breasted Nuthatch that I have noted 
corresponds in time with your observations. The loss of riparian woodland that 
I noted was brought about by parking lot construction at First Presbyterian 
Church on Bryant Street. The northern branch of Spring Creek, originating near 
downtown Edmond, passes between the church and my property. 


David

---- Foundation Subscriber  wrote: 
> Here in Edmond the white breasted nuthatch sightings have decreased over the 
last 5-6 years. In Mitch Park I have seen it/ them 2x this year. It is usually 
1-2 x a year now. 

> When I started birding Mitch Park in 2000 I/ we would see them regularly. 
Once about ten years ago we had an over abundance one year. That same year I 
saw many in Hafer Park as well. Hafer Park is in se Edmond at Bryant and 9th. 

> Hal Yocum
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Sep 20, 2014, at 11:28 AM, David McNeely  wrote:
> > 
> > Great find on on the nuthatch. We too have noted a paucity of White 
Breasted Nuthatches. At first, we thought the decline of them on our property 
to no sightings in recent years was a consequence of nearby construction that 
removed a great many old trees and dense riparian woodland. However, on rambles 
we have failed to see many, either. Is this a natural phenomenon, or is 
something we humans are doing hitting them? We note that other birds dependent 
on small insects are also declining in our vicinity, even chickadees, but of 
course this is anecdotal and superficial observation. 

> > 
> > Dave
> > 
> > ---- Matthew Jung  wrote: 
> >> For the first time in years I heard and saw a White-breasted 
> >> Nuthatch while walking early in the park.
> >> 
> >> At L. Overholser yesterday, I found avocets, dark ibis, GB Heron, 
> >> Snowy & Great Egrets and Least Sandpipers.
> >> 
> >> Matt Jung, OKC
> > 
> > --
> > David McNeely

--
David McNeely
Subject: Re: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:54:28 -0500
I live in Central Edmond. I walk and bike Hafer Park frequently, and Mitch Park 
occasionally. The decline in White Breasted Nuthatch that I have noted 
corresponds in time with your observations. The loss of riparian woodland that 
I noted was brought about by parking lot construction at First Presbyterian 
Church on Bryant Street. The northern branch of Spring Creek, originating near 
downtown Edmond, passes between the church and my property. 


David

---- Foundation Subscriber  wrote: 
> Here in Edmond the white breasted nuthatch sightings have decreased over the 
last 5-6 years. In Mitch Park I have seen it/ them 2x this year. It is usually 
1-2 x a year now. 

> When I started birding Mitch Park in 2000 I/ we would see them regularly. 
Once about ten years ago we had an over abundance one year. That same year I 
saw many in Hafer Park as well. Hafer Park is in se Edmond at Bryant and 9th. 

> Hal Yocum 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Sep 20, 2014, at 11:28 AM, David McNeely  wrote:
> > 
> > Great find on on the nuthatch. We too have noted a paucity of White 
Breasted Nuthatches. At first, we thought the decline of them on our property 
to no sightings in recent years was a consequence of nearby construction that 
removed a great many old trees and dense riparian woodland. However, on rambles 
we have failed to see many, either. Is this a natural phenomenon, or is 
something we humans are doing hitting them? We note that other birds dependent 
on small insects are also declining in our vicinity, even chickadees, but of 
course this is anecdotal and superficial observation. 

> > 
> > Dave
> > 
> > ---- Matthew Jung  wrote: 
> >> For the first time in years I heard and saw a White-breasted Nuthatch
> >> while walking early in the park.
> >> 
> >> At L. Overholser yesterday, I found avocets, dark ibis, GB Heron,
> >> Snowy & Great Egrets and Least Sandpipers.
> >> 
> >> Matt Jung, OKC
> > 
> > --
> > David McNeely

--
David McNeely
Subject: Re: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:38:23 -0500
Here in Edmond the white breasted nuthatch sightings have decreased over the 
last 5-6 years. In Mitch Park I have seen it/ them 2x this year. It is usually 
1-2 x a year now. 

When I started birding Mitch Park in 2000 I/ we would see them regularly. Once 
about ten years ago we had an over abundance one year. That same year I saw 
many in Hafer Park as well. Hafer Park is in se Edmond at Bryant and 9th. 

Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 20, 2014, at 11:28 AM, David McNeely  wrote:
> 
> Great find on on the nuthatch. We too have noted a paucity of White Breasted 
Nuthatches. At first, we thought the decline of them on our property to no 
sightings in recent years was a consequence of nearby construction that removed 
a great many old trees and dense riparian woodland. However, on rambles we have 
failed to see many, either. Is this a natural phenomenon, or is something we 
humans are doing hitting them? We note that other birds dependent on small 
insects are also declining in our vicinity, even chickadees, but of course this 
is anecdotal and superficial observation. 

> 
> Dave
> 
> ---- Matthew Jung  wrote: 
>> For the first time in years I heard and saw a White-breasted Nuthatch
>> while walking early in the park.
>> 
>> At L. Overholser yesterday, I found avocets, dark ibis, GB Heron,
>> Snowy & Great Egrets and Least Sandpipers.
>> 
>> Matt Jung, OKC
> 
> --
> David McNeely
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Arcadia Conservation Education Area, Sep 20, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:54:43 -0500
 Nadine, her mom Joyce, and I went on a birding field trip at Arcadia this 
morning. this was in conjunction 

 with the Blue Thumb meeting at the ODWC Conservation area on the south side of 
Arcadia. There were many birds 

	moving about and working in the brush and trees early on.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Arcadia Conservation Education Area, Oklahoma, US-OK Sep 20, 2014 7:30 AM - 
9:00 AM 

Protocol: Stationary
Comments: this was a field trip during the Blue Thumb meeting at Arcadia Lake. 

42 species

Canada Goose  9
Mallard  4
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  10
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  30
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  10
Chimney Swift  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  3
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  1
White-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  10
Barn Swallow  12
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  4
Carolina Wren  5
Bewick's Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
European Starling  25
Nashville Warbler  6
Wilson's Warbler  1
Field Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  20
Indigo Bunting  5
Dickcissel  4
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Great-tailed Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
American Goldfinch  8

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19883627 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:28:30 -0500
Great find on on the nuthatch. We too have noted a paucity of White Breasted 
Nuthatches. At first, we thought the decline of them on our property to no 
sightings in recent years was a consequence of nearby construction that removed 
a great many old trees and dense riparian woodland. However, on rambles we have 
failed to see many, either. Is this a natural phenomenon, or is something we 
humans are doing hitting them? We note that other birds dependent on small 
insects are also declining in our vicinity, even chickadees, but of course this 
is anecdotal and superficial observation. 


Dave

---- Matthew Jung  wrote: 
> For the first time in years I heard and saw a White-breasted Nuthatch
> while walking early in the park.
> 
> At L. Overholser yesterday, I found avocets, dark ibis, GB Heron,
> Snowy & Great Egrets and Least Sandpipers.
> 
> Matt Jung, OKC

--
David McNeely
Subject: WB Nuthatch at Eldon Lyon Park
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:57:13 -0500
For the first time in years I heard and saw a White-breasted Nuthatch
while walking early in the park.

At L. Overholser yesterday, I found avocets, dark ibis, GB Heron,
Snowy & Great Egrets and Least Sandpipers.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Eastern screeching owls and a theory
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:26:10 -0500
After many years of finding the owl on the CBC, I have adopted several 
hypotheses. I started at sundown at northwest twenty-third and Lake Overholser. 
I played the calls for the screeching owl from the Merlin application from 
Cornell. After five minutes one owl was heard. I drove to Northwest 
thirty-first and MacArthur; ten minutes of calling garnered a response. Nextly, 
I drove to Northwest twelfth and MacArthur where fifteen minutes attracted an 
owl. In urban environs territorially there are two point three owls per square 
mile. The CBC this year will have a more accurate account. 

Subject: L Hefner Prairie Dog Pt
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:48 -0500
This morning observed the large Larus gull also seen Wednesday evening.
Description: Legs - pink, progressively brighter from belly to joint, very
bright in the lower half. Bill - deep yellow with subterminal red spot,
very slightly greenish or orangish in some views, modest size for the bird
with minor terminal expansion. Mantle - gray shade like Ring-billed Gull.
Primaries - molting, one outer primary has a large mirror (subterminal
white spot), in flight the wing tips are unusually light for a Herring
Gull, but that may be due in part to missing outer primaries. Head - all
white on the head and neck, head more wedge-shaped than average Ring-billed
but not exceptionally so like typical male Herrings. Eye - light or
lightish. In all probability it is a Herring Gull, early according to the
OBRC data base.
Other birds of note:
Osprey - 2
Northern Pintail - 2 (blue on bills and long tawny necks, last evening w/
ducks)
Green-winged Teal - 1 (w/ BW Teal flock in flight)
Black-bellied Plover - 1 last evening
American Avocet - 17 this morning, 26 last evening
Pectoral Sandpiper - 8 last evening
Baird's Sandpiper - 6 this morning
Ring-billed Gull - 50
Black Tern - 4
Forster's Tern - 6
The Redman Triathlon is being held at the lake this weekend. Some parking
lots are closed off as preparations are being made. Sign at entrance
to parking at east end of dam says closed Sept 18-21.
Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: Re: Photos added to PBase Website
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:18:02 -0500
I can't believe no one has commented on this half-grown Killdeer,

http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/image/156794260

http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/image/156794259

Bill

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 6:53 PM, Jim Arterburn  wrote:

> OKBirds,
>
>
>
> I have added a few bird photos from this summer to website. Included are
> two sub-galleries - Swainson’s Hawk and Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Other
> species include Wood Duck, California Gull, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Fish
> and American Crow, Yellow warbler and  Blue Grosbeak among others. The link
> is:
>
>
>
> http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbirds
>
>
>
> For those also interested in butterflies and dragonflies see the links
> below for new photos added.
>
>
>
> http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentbutterflies
>
>
>
> http://www.pbase.com/oklahomabirder/recentodonate
>
>
>
> Jim Arterburn
>
> Tulsa, Oklahoma
>
> www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder
>
>
>
Subject: Re: L Hefner Prairie Dog Point
From: Calvin Rees <calvinok AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:59:30 -0500
I believed I saw 2 Ospreys at Prairie Dog Point but one flew off before I could 
photograph it. 


 

The following photographs are of the one I was able to catch.

 

This one is the first I got He was finishing a fish at 10:52 am

https://flic.kr/p/oZuVKj

 

This one is when he finished the flew to stand in the Lake at 11:01 am

https://flic.kr/p/pgXaPN

 

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of William Diffin
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:43 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] L Hefner Prairie Dog Point

 

This evening 6:30-7:00 there was an Osprey sitting in the dead tree near the 
intersection of the dirt roads. 


Black-bellied Plover - 1

Killdeer - 5

Greater Yellowlegs - 6

Sanderling - 1

Also

Mallards

N Shovelers

Blue-winged Teal

Great Blue Herons

Great Egrets

Snowy Egrets

Double-crested Cormorants

Ring-billed Gulls

and one large Larus gull I'll try to get a good look at tomorrow.

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: L Hefner Prairie Dog Point
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:43:16 -0500
This evening 6:30-7:00 there was an Osprey sitting in the dead tree near
the intersection of the dirt roads.
Black-bellied Plover - 1
Killdeer - 5
Greater Yellowlegs - 6
Sanderling - 1
Also
Mallards
N Shovelers
Blue-winged Teal
Great Blue Herons
Great Egrets
Snowy Egrets
Double-crested Cormorants
Ring-billed Gulls
and one large Larus gull I'll try to get a good look at tomorrow.
Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: Photos added to PBase Website
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:53:32 -0500
OKBirds,

 

I have added a few bird photos from this summer to website. Included are two
sub-galleries - Swainson's Hawk and Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Other species
include Wood Duck, California Gull, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Fish and
American Crow, Yellow warbler and  Blue Grosbeak among others. The link is:

 

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

 

For those also interested in butterflies and dragonflies see the links below
for new photos added.

 

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

 

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

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: Re: South Jenkins this morning
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:38:24 -0500
I saw the Ibises. I also saw Nashville and Tennessee warblers--perhaps 
lingering Volunteers fans? Also saw a Least Flycatcher. Just a few steps behind 
you guys, but I missed the Redstarts and Vireos. 

 
Jennifer Kidney
Norman
 
> Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:38:40 -0500
> From: rgunn1 AT COX.NET
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] South Jenkins this morning
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> 
> Along with John Tharp and Rachel Wrenn, this morning we found a bunch of 
> interesting stuff. White-winged Doves, the quartet of vireos--, 
> Warbling, Red-eyed, White-eyed and Bell's--a flock of White-faced Ibis 
> and a FOE (for me on Jenkins) American Redstart male and female and a 
> late female Painted Bunting. As to Warblers, besides the Redstart, we 
> saw Yellow-throated, Yellowthroat, Nashville and many Yellows.
> 
> D.
 		 	   		  
Subject: South Jenkins this morning
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:38:40 -0500
Along with John Tharp and Rachel Wrenn, this morning we found a bunch of 
interesting stuff. White-winged Doves, the quartet of vireos--, 
Warbling, Red-eyed, White-eyed and Bell's--a flock of White-faced Ibis 
and a FOE (for me on Jenkins) American Redstart male and female and a 
late female Painted Bunting. As to Warblers, besides the Redstart, we 
saw Yellow-throated, Yellowthroat, Nashville and many Yellows.

D.
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Sep. 16
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:57:06 -0500
Chuck McGowen (OK) and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 66
species.  It was partly cloudy and quite warm.  A lot of migrants were
moving through and a walk around the backside of Pintail Lake was very
productive for them.  Here is our list for today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 1

Wood Duck - 41

Blue-winged Teal - 206

Northern Pintail - 3

Pied-billed Grebe - 14

Double-crested Cormorant - 2

Anhinga - 2

Least Bittern - 1

Great Blue Heron - 10

Great Egret - 32

Snowy Egret - 18

Little Blue Heron - 8

Green Heron - 12

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 7

White Ibis - 24

Wood Stork - 7

Black Vulture - 1

Turkey Vulture - 14

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Purple Gallinule - 6 (3 adults and 3 imm.)

Common Gallinule - 33 adults and immatures (also 3 downy young.)

Killdeer - 2

Greater Yellowlegs - 1

Lesser Yellowlegs - 4

Solitary Sandpiper - 1

Long-billed Dowitcher - 1

Wilson's Snipe - 1

Black Tern - 7

Mourning Dove - 6

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 4

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-headed Woodpecker - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Downy Woodpecker - 5

Pileated Woodpecker - 3

Olive-sided Flycatcher - 2

Alder Flycatcher - 1

Least Flycatcher - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 5

White-eyed Vireo - 11

Red-eyed Vireo - 1

Blue Jay - 3

American Crow - 8

Fish Crow - 1

Tree Swallow - 11

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 5

Cliff Swallow - 7

Barn Swallow - 1

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Tufted Titmouse - 3

Carolina Wren - 9

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1

Gray Catbird - 3

Brown Thrasher - 5

Cedar Waxwing - 1 (early!)

Northern Parula - 1

Yellow Warbler - 2

Common Yellowthroat - 1

Yellow-breasted Chat - 2

Northern Cardinal - 14

Blue Grosbeak - 2

Indigo Bunting - 8

Dickcissel - 2

Red-winged Blackbird - 148

Baltimore Oriole - 3

 

 

Odonates:

 

Blue-fronted Dancer

Common Green Darner

Halloween Pennant

Four-spotted Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Great-blue Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Wandering Glider

Black Saddlebags

"red" Saddlebags species

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Rose Lake, Sep 15, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:36:52 -0500
 Sorry for the belated post. I spent some time yesterday afternoon birding 
Overholser, Rose Lake, and Hefner. 

	Nothing much at the lakes but Rose Lake was covered up with birds.


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Rose Lake, Canadian, US-OK
Sep 15, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
33 species (+1 other taxa)

Gadwall  25
Mallard  20
Blue-winged Teal  25
Northern Shoveler  30
Great Blue Heron  10
Great Egret  50
Snowy Egret  150
Little Blue Heron  20
Cattle Egret  40
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  55
Turkey Vulture  6
American Avocet  42
Semipalmated Plover  1
Killdeer  16
Greater Yellowlegs  20
Willet 1 one winter plumaged bird. black and white wing pattern seen as it 
stretched it's wings. 

Lesser Yellowlegs  10
Marbled Godwit  1
Stilt Sandpiper  80
Least Sandpiper  75
Wilson's Phalarope  10
Ring-billed Gull  12
Black Tern  20
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  100
Eurasian Collared-Dove  25
Mourning Dove  10
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
American Crow  14
Bank Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  30
Cliff Swallow  20
European Starling  40
House Finch  10
House Sparrow  20

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19853033 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Sabine's Gull
From: Jo <jo.loyd AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:46:18 -0500
The juvenile Sabine's Gull first observed Sunday the 14th, was seen again
today about 2 p.m. at Lake Yahola.

 

Jo Loyd
Subject: Re: vulture questions
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG AT NOC.EDU>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:00 +0000
Yes, they are migrating already. Often migrate with Swainson’s Hawks. They 
will feed on injured and dead mice/birds in worked fields and recently hayed 
fields. 




Gene



Eugene A. Young



Northern Oklahoma College

Agriculture, Science & Engineering

1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310

Tonkawa, OK, 74653-0310

Phone: 580-628-6482

Fax: 580-628-6209

E-Mail: Eugene.Young AT noc.edu

Website: www.noc.edu





From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of bill
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 10:43 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] vulture questions



Last week i saw at least 15 Turkey Vultures over, and in, a recently cut hay 
field in south Enid. Some would circle upward and disappear, then others would 
appear. I was unable to tell whether this was all the same group. Are they 
migrating already? 

Also, quite a few put down on the ground and atop the hay bales. They were 
accompanied by a couple unidentified hawks that i assume were seeking recently 
exposed rodents, but what of the vultures? Occasionally one would bend its head 
to the ground, but i never saw any carrion. Can anyone shed light on what the 
vultures were doing? Many thanks. 


peace
-bill


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Subject: Re: vulture questions
From: David McNeely <mcneely4 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:29:37 -0500
Don't Turkey Vultures migrate sporadically, as weather dictates? There was an 
early snowstorm and freeze to the north and west. Perhaps that brought on some 
grouping and southerly movement. Just a thought. Dave 


---- bill  wrote: 
> Last week i saw at least 15 Turkey Vultures over, and in, a recently cut 
> hay field in south Enid. Some would circle upward and disappear, then 
> others would appear. I was unable to tell whether this was all the same 
> group. Are they migrating already?
> Also, quite a few put down on the ground and atop the hay bales. They 
> were accompanied by a couple unidentified hawks that i assume were 
> seeking recently exposed rodents, but what of the vultures? Occasionally 
> one would bend its head to the ground, but i never saw any carrion. Can 
> anyone shed light on what the vultures were doing? Many thanks.
> 
> peace
> -bill

--
David McNeely
Subject: Re: vulture questions
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:09:56 -0500
I have seen them do that a lot right after the hay was cut. I think they 
are cleaning  up small animals (rodents, rabbits, snakes, maybe birds?) 
that got killed during the mowing process...

D.


On 9/15/2014 10:42 PM, bill wrote:
> Last week i saw at least 15 Turkey Vultures over, and in, a recently 
> cut hay field in south Enid. Some would circle upward and disappear, 
> then others would appear. I was unable to tell whether this was all 
> the same group. Are they migrating already?
> Also, quite a few put down on the ground and atop the hay bales. They 
> were accompanied by a couple unidentified hawks that i assume were 
> seeking recently exposed rodents, but what of the vultures? 
> Occasionally one would bend its head to the ground, but i never saw 
> any carrion. Can anyone shed light on what the vultures were doing? 
> Many thanks.
>
> peace
> -bill
Subject: vulture questions
From: bill <bill AT VULTURES.CC>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:42:46 -0500
Last week i saw at least 15 Turkey Vultures over, and in, a recently cut 
hay field in south Enid. Some would circle upward and disappear, then 
others would appear. I was unable to tell whether this was all the same 
group. Are they migrating already?
Also, quite a few put down on the ground and atop the hay bales. They 
were accompanied by a couple unidentified hawks that i assume were 
seeking recently exposed rodents, but what of the vultures? Occasionally 
one would bend its head to the ground, but i never saw any carrion. Can 
anyone shed light on what the vultures were doing? Many thanks.

peace
-bill
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird
From: Peggie Mitchell <00000005c088321b-dmarc-request AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:59:41 -0500
Male Rufous Hummingbird visited our backyard Sunday evening and Monday
morning. We have not seen it since about 9am this morning.
Peggie and Jerry Mitchell
Subject: Pelicans are back
From: Henthorn1 <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:45:54 -0500
This afternoon at Lake Overholser in OKC . Sharon

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Rose Lake and Lake Overholser
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:33:16 -0500
Pat Velte tipped me to the presence of the godwit.

Bill

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:

> Went back to Rose Lake for the 4th (!!) day in order to find that
> Marbled Godwit reported by Bill Diffin and today I finally saw it
> among a the Snowy Egrets and took a few photos.  Many avocets and ibis
> are poking around for groceries and there are a few Northern Shovelers
> mixed in with the BW Teal and Mallards.  There was a Cooper's Hawk,
> across the west playa, sitting on a snag just watching and waiting on
> a chance to feed - a pair of birders pointed the hawk out to me.
>
> A Bald Eagle was present at Overholser, it was sitting in the shallows
> of the long sand bar.
>
> Matt Jung, OKC
>
Subject: Re: warblers here
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:38:14 -0500
Thanks, I have a new birding/photography blind and I plan to see if I can call 
in some` warblers. 

Sue
On Sep 15, 2014, at 9:18 AM, Mark Cromwell  wrote:

> Sue,
> 
> I think Doby (sp?) Springs - near Buffalo, OK - looks like a great spot!
> 
> Mark
> 
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 6:27 AM, John Hurd  wrote:
> Hi Sue,
> 
> Your question got me checking the data. A cursory check in three panhandle 
locations Kenton, Black Mesa, and Optima 

> in ebird showed:
> Yellow-rumped
> Orange-crowned
> and Wilson's 
> have been seen with some regularity
> 
> Nashville
> MacGillivray's
> American Redstart
> Blackpoll and Tonwsend's
> were seen at least once.
> 
> If I were to take a field trip to the panhandle with a few good birders I 
would expect we would find some warblers when we looked in good habitat. 

> some of the above species have not been seen in the fall, but worth looking 
for of course! 

> 
> Good birding
> 
> Jack H
> OKC 
> 
> 
> 
> > Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:57:02 -0500
> > From: selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET
> > Subject: [OKBIRDS] warblers here
> > To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> > 
> > Does anyone know if warblers frequent NW Oklahoma?
> > Sue
> 
Subject: Yahola at noon Monday
From: Lewis Pond <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:37:54 -0700
Osprey and Caspian Terns still there - 20 Black Terns also

Canada Goose  10
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  1
Caspian Tern  4
Black Tern  20
Northern Mockingbird  2
Subject: Belated Report - Pine Siskins, Lake Carl Blackwell
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:36:16 -0500
I didn't think to post this until I saw the mention of Pine Siskins at a
feeder in Norman. Last Wednesday, while teaching out at Lake Carl
Blackwell, I incidentally heard and saw at least one Pine Siskin with a
group of goldfinches. The observation was at the north end of the grove of
pine trees where the Lake Carl Blackwell entrance road first crosses the
south arm of the lake.

The siskin was first ID'd by the typical "klee-er" flight call, and I also
could see an obvious wing bar from a distance while the bird was in flight.
This was about 2-3 hours after that first powerful cold front passed
through last week.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird
From: Peggie Mitchell <jpmitchellp AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:31:45 -0500
We had a male Rufous at our feeders in Duncan, OK 9-14, 15, 2014.
It has not shown itself for about an hour.
Jerry & Peggie Mitchell
Duncan, Oklahoma
Subject: Re: warblers here
From: Mark Cromwell <mark.cromwell01 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:18:47 -0500
Sue,

I think Doby (sp?) Springs - near Buffalo, OK - looks like a great spot!

Mark

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 6:27 AM, John Hurd  wrote:

> Hi Sue,
>
> Your question got me checking the data.  A cursory check in three
> panhandle locations Kenton, Black Mesa, and Optima
> in ebird showed:
> Yellow-rumped
> Orange-crowned
> and Wilson's
> have been seen with some regularity
>
> Nashville
> MacGillivray's
> American Redstart
> Blackpoll and Tonwsend's
> were seen at least once.
>
> If I were to take a field trip to the panhandle with a  few good birders I
> would expect we would find some warblers when we looked in good habitat.
> some of the above species have not been seen in the fall, but worth
> looking for of course!
>
> Good birding
>
> Jack H
> OKC
>
>
>
> > Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:57:02 -0500
> > From: selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET
> > Subject: [OKBIRDS] warblers here
> > To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> >
> > Does anyone know if warblers frequent NW Oklahoma?
> > Sue
>
Subject: Re: warblers here
From: John Hurd <jackhurd AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:27:04 -0600
Hi Sue,
Your question got me checking the data. A cursory check in three panhandle 
locations Kenton, Black Mesa, and Optimain ebird 
showed:Yellow-rumpedOrange-crownedand Wilson's have been seen with some 
regularity 

NashvilleMacGillivray'sAmerican RedstartBlackpoll and Tonwsend's
were seen at least once.
If I were to take a field trip to the panhandle with a few good birders I would 
expect we would find some warblers when we looked in good habitat.some of the 
above species have not been seen in the fall, but worth looking for of course! 

Good birding
Jack HOKC 


> Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:57:02 -0500
> From: selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] warblers here
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> 
> Does anyone know if warblers frequent NW Oklahoma?
> Sue