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Hudsonian Godwit,©David Sibley

29 Aug Hackberry Flat, Thursday Report [ML2x ]
28 Aug Re: White-Headed Cardinal [willie smith ]
28 Aug White-Headed Cardinal [BOB NANCY LAVAL ]
27 Aug Tern photos added to my website [Jim Arterburn ]
26 Aug Upcoming events - Payne County Audubon Society [Timothy O'Connell ]
26 Aug FOS Fall Arrival [Kurt Meisenzahl ]
25 Aug Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 25 [David Arbour ]
26 Aug Pictures from Hackberry Flats from the past months [Bill Adams ]
25 Aug Mustang Road, name change [Patricia Velte ]
25 Aug Re: Mustang Road Playa [James Hubbell ]
25 Aug Re: Mustang Road Playa [Mark Cain ]
24 Aug Mustang Road Playa [Matthew Jung ]
24 Aug White ibis [James Hubbell ]
23 Aug Nice mix of species - new location (Payne Co.) [Timothy O'Connell ]
22 Aug Red Slough (Belated report) [David Arbour ]
22 Aug White Ibis in juvenal plumage [Matthew Jung ]
22 Aug Re: Solid documentation ["J.B. Tibbits" ]
22 Aug Solid documentation [Russell Doughty ]
21 Aug Re: purple martins roost ["Humphrey, Todd" ]
21 Aug purple martins roost [Terri Underhill ]
20 Aug Re: A Few Migrants [Foundation Subscriber ]
20 Aug A Few Migrants [Bill Carrell ]
20 Aug Migrants at Rose Lake and Mustang Rd. playas [Deanne McKinney ]
19 Aug Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 19 [David Arbour ]
19 Aug Woodcock [David Arbour ]
19 Aug Re: buntings [Sue Selman ]
18 Aug Re: buntings [Russell Doughty ]
18 Aug New Red Slough Photos [David Arbour ]
18 Aug buntings [Sue Selman ]
16 Aug New Group of Photos added to my website [Jim Arterburn ]
15 Aug a little migration action [john polo ]
15 Aug This week on Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
15 Aug Early surprise [larrymays1949 ]
13 Aug Re: OKC Black-bellied Whistling-Duck [Foundation Subscriber ]
13 Aug odd kite behavior ["bill ." ]
12 Aug Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 12 [David Arbour ]
12 Aug Re: Copan Wildlife Area on 8-12-2015 [Mary Peterson ]
12 Aug Re: Copan Wildlife Area on 8-12-2015 [Patricia Seibert ]
12 Aug Copan Wildlife Area on 8-12-2015 [Mary Peterson ]
11 Aug Pictures added to my Website [Ken or Carol Williams ]
9 Aug Hackberry Flats [Loyd Stephens ]
6 Aug Red Slough today [David Arbour ]
6 Aug Re: Re: [OKBIRDS] Interior least terns [ROBERT LAVAL ]
6 Aug Re: Interior least terns [Steve Schafer ]
5 Aug Re: Rufous Hummingbird [Russell Doughty ]
5 Aug Re: Interior least terns [Russell Doughty ]
6 Aug Salt Plains White Ibis [JOS GRZYBOWSKI ]
5 Aug Re: Interior least terns [Russell Doughty ]
5 Aug Re: Interior least terns ["Ingold, James" ]
5 Aug Re: Interior least terns [Russell Doughty ]
5 Aug Re: Interior least terns ["Ingold, James" ]
5 Aug Interior least terns [Russell Doughty ]
5 Aug Photos Added to Website [Jim Arterburn ]
5 Aug Rufous Hummingbird - No [Kurt Meisenzahl ]
4 Aug Lake Yahola (Tulsa) - Laughing Gull and 4 tern species [Scott Loss ]
4 Aug Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 4 [David Arbour ]
3 Aug Osprey at Lake Thunderbird [Zach DuFran ]
3 Aug Re: Rufous Hummingbird - Wichita Mts WR [Russell Doughty ]
2 Aug Hackberry Flats and Wichita Mountains (Fulvous Whistling-Duck) [Scott Loss ]
2 Aug Re: Rufous Hummingbird - Wichita Mts WR [Foundation Subscriber ]
2 Aug Rufous Hummingbird - Wichita Mts WR [John Ault ]
2 Aug Rufous Hummingbird [Andrea Green ]
2 Aug August Migration Report [Patricia Velte ]
1 Aug Hackberry Flat 8-1 with REDH and RUDU chicks. [ML2x ]
31 Jul Hackberry Flat REDH and RUDU chicks [ML2x ]
31 Jul Blue jay vs Fish crow calls ["M. S. Harris" ]
30 Jul Red Slough Bird Survey - July 27 (Belated Report) [David Arbour ]
30 Jul Birding with John Dunn at Red Slough [David Arbour ]
30 Jul Re: Things are getting interesting on Jenkins. [Matthew Jung ]
30 Jul Things are getting interesting on Jenkins. [rgunn1 ]
30 Jul Hackberry Flat omission from 7-29-2015 [ML2x ]
30 Jul Re: White-winged Parakeet/MWC [Jan Dolph ]
30 Jul Re: Hackberry Flat 7-29-2015 [Russell Doughty ]
29 Jul Hackberry Flat 7-29-2015 [ML2x ]
29 Jul Re: White-winged Parakeet/MWC [Foundation Subscriber ]
29 Jul Re: Status of Sprague's Pipit [Russell Doughty ]

Subject: Hackberry Flat, Thursday Report
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:17:50 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Sorry for the tardy report. Mary and I did a survey at Hackberry Flat on 
Thursday morning. 

We had some suspected Gadwall chick that we’ve sent out for confirmation. We 
have 0 

experience with GADW chicks so we may be incorrect on that front. Kelvin had 
Pintail 

chicks as well in the Big Unit but that levee wasn’t drivable on Thur for us 
to check out. 

The Eared Grebes and Coots are re-nesting and there are Coot chicks everywhere. 
The 

shorebirds continue to filter in and out and we had a nice variety again. The N 
end of the 

lake is the best place to find them at present as the lake road units are now 
dry and the 

Weir Unit is about all the water left outside the lake.

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
Lawton

Tillman - Hackberry Flat Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Aug 27, 2015 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
66 species (+5 other taxa)

Wood Duck  23     Kelvin had 40 in the trees on the lake Wednesday
Gadwall 18 4 possible chicks. pics submitted. 1 probably GADW totally 
lecustic....pic submitted (poor) 

American Wigeon  31
Mallard  18
Blue-winged Teal  475
Northern Shoveler  12
Northern Pintail  4
Redhead  133
Ruddy Duck  205     80 chicks in various stages of development.  Actual count
Northern Bobwhite  51
Pied-billed Grebe  73     57 chicks in varying stages of development.
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  2
Little Blue Heron  2
Cattle Egret  3
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  41
White-faced Ibis  118
Turkey Vulture  3
Northern Harrier  1
Swainson's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Sora  13
Common Gallinule  1
American Coot  800     600 chicks in all stages of development.
Black-necked Stilt  173     Actual count
American Avocet  21
Semipalmated Plover  2
Killdeer  34
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Solitary Sandpiper  3
Greater Yellowlegs  51
Willet  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  37
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  20
Upland Sandpiper  23
Long-billed Curlew  1
Stilt Sandpiper  39
Baird's Sandpiper  11
Least Sandpiper  73
Pectoral Sandpiper  3
Semipalmated Sandpiper  9
Western Sandpiper  3
peep sp.  40
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 orange breasted with no barring. Black spotting 
showing no white. 

Long-billed Dowitcher  64
Wilson's Snipe  6
Black Tern  115
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Mourning Dove  81
Great Horned Owl  2
Common Nighthawk  4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  3
Least Flycatcher  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  5
Loggerhead Shrike  4
Horned Lark  6
Barn Swallow  13
Cliff Swallow  20
swallow sp.  30
Grasshopper Sparrow  1
Lark Sparrow  5
Dickcissel  39
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  6
Common Grackle  X
Great-tailed Grackle  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
Bullock's/Baltimore Oriole  1
Subject: Re: White-Headed Cardinal
From: willie smith <whsmith66 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:41:33 -0500
Too cool

On Friday, August 28, 2015, BOB NANCY LAVAL  wrote:

> I have mentioned to the net in the past that I have a White-Headed
> Cardinal that comes to my feed tray.  It is a female that has an all white
> head with a very bright red crest.  This is the 3rd season that she has
> been around but rather irregularly.  This summer she has become a regular
> daily visitor.  I had been curious to see if her young would show any
> white.  She now has two young coming with her and they do not show any
> white at all.
>
> BOB & NANCY LAVAL
> 20367 PINE MTN. LP.
> HEAVENER, OK 74937
> 918 653 7921
>
>
Subject: White-Headed Cardinal
From: BOB NANCY LAVAL <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:46:41 -0500
 I have mentioned to the net in the past that I have a White-Headed Cardinal 
that comes to my feed tray. It is a female that has an all white head with a 
very bright red crest. This is the 3rd season that she has been around but 
rather irregularly. This summer she has become a regular daily visitor. I had 
been curious to see if her young would show any white. She now has two young 
coming with her and they do not show any white at all. 


  BOB & NANCY LAVAL
  20367 PINE MTN. LP.
  HEAVENER, OK 74937
  918 653 7921
Subject: Tern photos added to my website
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:33:35 -0500
OKBirds,

 

I have added photos of Least, Black, Forster's and Caspian Terns to my
website. Included are photos of various ages and molts for the Least, Black
and Forster's Terns. For anyone interested see the link below.

 

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

 

Cheers,

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: Upcoming events - Payne County Audubon Society
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:37:35 -0500
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society, 

The birds are on the move and so are we: The PCAS is proud to announce a more 
formal working relationship with the Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State 
University! Beginning September 2015, our regular meeting space will be in the 
Education Center at the Botanic Garden 
(http://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/maps-where-we-meet/). Look for more 
regular bird walks and other collaborative projects there in the future. 


We kick off this fall migration season with a field trip to the Great Salt 
Plains this Saturday, August 29th. 


Our next Thursday evening program will the following week, Sep. 3rd - Please 
join us for our annual potluck supper meet-and-greet, 6:00 pm, in the Education 
Center of the Botanic Garden at OSU. Bring a dish and a friend, but if you're 
solo and didn't have time to prepare something, don't let that stop you. 


We'll follow up the potluck with a weekend field trip to Black Mesa!

For details on these and all upcoming PCAS events, check out the Events 
Calendar on our updated website: 
http://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/events-calendar-2/ 


I look forward to meeting you at our next PCAS event! Wishing you good birding, 


~Tim O'Connell
PCAS President
Subject: FOS Fall Arrival
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:23:40 +0000
 Greetings OK birders,
This evening we watched a male Wilson's Warbler visit the ground water below 
the mister on our back fence.  Other birds seen or heard in the backyard 
include:  Cardinals, Chickadees,House Finches, Ruby-throated and Black-chinned 
Hummingbirds, Red-bellied Woodpecker,White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted 
Titmouse and a Barred Owl (heard). 

Kurt & Sharon MeisenzahlLawton, OK
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 25
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:12:42 -0500
It was mostly overcast with a strong east wind on the survey today.  73
species were found.  Migrants were moving but the overcast sky and winds
made observation difficult.  The southeast corner of unit 5 is the hotspot
for shorebirds right now.  The north levee of Bittern Lake has lots of
Empids feeding on Rough-leaved dogwood berries.  I had 3 flyover blackbirds
of which one was giving a call I didn't recognize.  I got my glasses on the
calling bird and it turned out to be an immature male Yellow-headed
Blackbird.  I quickly tried to get on the other two birds it was flying with
but they were flying away from me by then and I wasn't able to I.D. them but
believe they were probably female Yellow-headed Blackbirds as they were
slightly smaller than the male.  The 3 of them kept flying south until they
were out of sight.  This was my earliest fall migration record for this
species.  Here is my list for today:

 

Wood Duck - 70

Mallard - 11

Blue-winged Teal - 93

Pied-billed Grebe - 22

American White Pelican - 1

Anhinga - 7

Least Bittern - 2 

Great Blue Heron - 11

Great Egret - 89

Snowy Egret - 164

Little-blue Heron - 37

Tricolored Heron - 1 juv.

Cattle Egret - 200

Green Heron - 14

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 13

White Ibis - 63

Black Vulture - 1

Turkey Vulture - 17

Mississippi Kite - 2

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 3

Purple Gallinule - 5

Common Gallinule - 7

American Coot - 7

Semipalmated Plover - 1 

Killdeer - 3

Spotted Sandpiper - 3

Solitary Sandpiper - 3

Greater Yellowlegs - 1

Lesser Yellowlegs - 7

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 6

Western Sandpiper - 1

Least Sandpiper - 95

Pectoral Sandpiper - 2

Mourning Dove - 12

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 3

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 4

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Alder Flycatcher - 4

Willow Flycatcher - 1

Least Flycatcher - 8

Eastern Phoebe - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 2

White-eyed Vireo - 5

Bell's Vireo - 4 (still singing!)

Red-eyed Vireo - 2

American Crow - 12

Purple Martin - 1

Tree Swallow - 3

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 7

Cliff Swallow - 1

Cave Swallow - 2 (Otter Lake)

Barn Swallow - 11

Carolina Chickadee - 8

Carolina Wren - 8

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 4

Northern Mockingbird - 1

Yellow Warbler - 2

Common Yellowthroat - 1

Yellow-breasted Chat - 2

Summer Tanager - 1

Northern Cardinal - 11

Blue Grosbeak - 5

Indigo Bunting - 34

Painted Bunting - 1

Red-winged Blackbird - 11

Eastern Meadowlark - 4

Yellow-headed Blackbird - 1

Orchard Oriole - 1

American Goldfinch - 1

 

 

Odonates:

 

Common Green Darner

Swamp Darner

Prince Baskettail

Royal River Cruiser 

Halloween Pennant

Four-spotted Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Great-blue Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Eastern Amberwing

Wandering Glider

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Red-eared Slider

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Bullfrog

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:   
www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma 

 

 

 
Subject: Pictures from Hackberry Flats from the past months
From: Bill Adams <ba1980 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:01:01 +0000
Thought someone might be interested to see my pictures from Hackberry Flats 
from May 31 - August 15. 

May 31:http://www.southernokphotography.com/p856123399

June 6:Hackberry Flats 06-06-15

July 4:http://www.southernokphotography.com/p871050050

July 11:http://www.southernokphotography.com/p1037243384

July 18: http://www.southernokphotography.com/p809850744

August 15:http://www.southernokphotography.com/p906454044


Bill AdamsDuncan, OK
Subject: Mustang Road, name change
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:47:01 -0500
Mustang Road is now called Yukon Parkway.  The playas where the white ibis
are hanging out are north of Wagner Road (NW 50th Street) on Yukon Parkway
(on the Express Ranch property).  Good viewing from the road!

 

Pat Velte

pvelte AT cox.net 

 
Subject: Re: Mustang Road Playa
From: James Hubbell <hubmutt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:07:08 -0500
North of Route 66.  About one mile.  

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 25, 2015, at 07:35, Mark Cain  wrote:
> 
> Where on Mustang Road is this?
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On Aug 24, 2015, at 9:31 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:
>> 
>> Two juvenile White Ibis were on the west side of Mustang Road in a
>> large flock of egrets.  On the east side were Least, Beards, and Stilt
>> Sandpipers, also a few Greater Yellowlegs.
>> 
>> Barn Swallows were flocking at Rose Lake, saw about 200 birds on the
>> wires and sitting on the road.
>> 
>> Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Re: Mustang Road Playa
From: Mark Cain <fafcoach AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:35:37 -0500
Where on Mustang Road is this?

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 24, 2015, at 9:31 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:
> 
> Two juvenile White Ibis were on the west side of Mustang Road in a
> large flock of egrets.  On the east side were Least, Beards, and Stilt
> Sandpipers, also a few Greater Yellowlegs.
> 
> Barn Swallows were flocking at Rose Lake, saw about 200 birds on the
> wires and sitting on the road.
> 
> Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Mustang Road Playa
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:31:30 -0500
Two juvenile White Ibis were on the west side of Mustang Road in a
large flock of egrets.  On the east side were Least, Beards, and Stilt
Sandpipers, also a few Greater Yellowlegs.

Barn Swallows were flocking at Rose Lake, saw about 200 birds on the
wires and sitting on the road.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: White ibis
From: James Hubbell <hubmutt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:16:37 -0500
Two young white ibis still at Mustang rd Playa. Also a couple Buff Breasted SP. 
And many egrets and herons. 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Nice mix of species - new location (Payne Co.)
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:09:45 -0500
I'll miss my walking-distance home in urban Stillwater, but if the birding 
stays good I'll get over it. 

~Tim

1300 Cimarron Hill Rd., Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, US
Aug 23, 2015 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Moved to a new, hopefully birdier, location. This is the first list 
for this patch. 

29 species

Turkey Vulture  1
Mississippi Kite  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Great Horned Owl  1
Common Nighthawk  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  1
European Starling  4
Northern Cardinal  3
Indigo Bunting  1
Common Grackle  4
House Finch  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24736524 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Red Slough (Belated report)
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 20:37:03 -0500
Last Thursday (Aug. 20) I gave a tour of Red Slough to a birder from Kansas
City.  Here are a few of the more interesting birds found plus a few I saw
before the tour:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 3

Anhinga - several

American Bittern - 1

Least Bittern - 3

Tricolored Heron - 1 (First I have seen this year.)

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 adults

White Ibis - several

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Purple Gallinule - 2

Common Gallinule - lots

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 2

Western Sandpiper - 1

Stilt Sandpiper - 9

Least Tern - 4 (including 2 recently fledged young; one adult seen carrying
a fish toward Red River.)

Black Tern - 3

Alder Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Towhee - 2 singing birds (including another new location.)

 

It was great to see the juvenile Least Terns as we thought the Red River
would be too high all summer for them to nest.  And I am still amazed at the
Eastern Towhee invasion we are having.

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 
Subject: White Ibis in juvenal plumage
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 20:27:54 -0500
North of Wagoner Road, in the east playa along Mustang Road, were at
least two White Ibis (juveniles) foraging in the company of many
Cattle and Snowy Egrets.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Re: Solid documentation
From: "J.B. Tibbits" <jeff_osu AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:18:52 -0500
Recording the vocalization is a nice, cheap option compared to a camera. Can 
view spectrogram later. 


Sent from my Windows Phone
________________________________
From: Russell Doughty
Sent: ‎8/‎22/‎2015 3:16 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Solid documentation

What is the best way to document our rare/unique sightings? Is it by using
a DSLR that geotags photos using a GPS chip?
Subject: Solid documentation
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:16:32 -0500
What is the best way to document our rare/unique sightings? Is it by using
a DSLR that geotags photos using a GPS chip?
Subject: Re: purple martins roost
From: "Humphrey, Todd" <Todd.Humphrey AT JENKSPS.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:41:59 +0000
The birds are still roosting in large numbers in Tulsa, although we had a storm 
early this week where 500-600 first year birds did not survive - we think due 
to hypothermia. As of early this week our estimate was in the 200,000 range. 


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Terri Underhill
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 2:33 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] purple martins roost

Hello OKBirders,
I received an email from someone in TX that would like to come see the Purple 
Martins roosting downtown OKC. I haven't kept up with the okbirds mail the last 
few weeks and knew this would be the place to ask. If anyone knows if they are 
still roosting in large numbers you can email me at 
tunderhill AT cox.net. Thanks for your time. 


Good birding,
Terri Underhill
Edmond OK

"Poor indeed is the garden
in which birds find no homes."
Abram L. Urban
Subject: purple martins roost
From: Terri Underhill <tunderhill AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:32:34 -0500
Hello OKBirders,
I received an email from someone in TX that would like to come see the
Purple Martins roosting downtown OKC. I haven't kept up with the okbirds
mail the last few weeks and knew this would be the place to ask. If anyone
knows if they are still roosting in large numbers you can email me at
tunderhill AT cox.net. Thanks for your time. 
 
Good birding,
Terri Underhill
Edmond OK 
 
"Poor indeed is the garden
in which birds find no homes."
Abram L. Urban
 
Subject: Re: A Few Migrants
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:35:56 -0600
Nice sightings. I have seen a pied billed grebe in an Edmond pond behind Lowe's 
at Kelly and Covell last w/e. On Wed I drove to Amarillo and saw a small group 
of A. avocets in a roadside playa at Groom, TX. 

As far as the Edmond area goes, may leaving and no new arrivals yet. We had at 
least 1-2 red tailed haws, and red shouldered Hawks and Cooper's stay around 
all summer . 

Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 20, 2015, at 10:20 AM, Bill Carrell  
wrote: 

> 
> Hello All,
> 
> This morning at Lake Yahola, saw 8 American Avocets and one Pied-Billed 
Grebe. At Oxley, an early Clay-Colored Sparrow. 

> 
> Good Birding,
> 
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
Subject: A Few Migrants
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:20:31 -0500
Hello All,

This morning at Lake Yahola, saw 8 American Avocets and one Pied-Billed
Grebe. At Oxley, an early Clay-Colored Sparrow.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Migrants at Rose Lake and Mustang Rd. playas
From: Deanne McKinney <trialsz63 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:19:54 -0500
Yesterday evening (8/19/15) I went by the N. Mustang Rd. playas north of
Yukon then by Rose Lake. The migrants have started visiting these areas and
some good birds are showing up. The birds of the day were seen at the
playas where there were lots of sandpipers. Since I'm terrible at
identifying most sandpipers, the only ones I know for sure were present
were Least Sandpipers. There were some larger ones there but I don't know
which kind. There was one American Avocet there that's been in that area
for at least a week, then there were also what I believe to be two *immature
White Ibises. *I posted these on the OOS Facebook page and others there
seemed to think that's what they were too. I've attached photos of them to
my eBird checklist.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24693237

Over at Rose Lake there were some Double-crested cormorants. Two were
perched in a tree and the others flew overhead for quite awhile but never
landed while I was there. There were several immature Black-crowned
Night-Herons, some Green Herons and lots of Barn Swallows. There were also
some of the same birds there that have been around the lake for a few
months as well, including a single Spotted Sandpiper that appears to have
now lost its spots. It bobbed its rear end constantly though, which helped
me ID it. There are some crummy photos on that checklist.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24693367

As I was leaving, it seemed to be prowling time for crawdads, as there were
several crossing 63rd Street from the north side of the road to the south.
They posed for photos quite well.

Deanne McKinney
OKC
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 19
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:37:28 -0500
It was mostly cloudy and windy with a thunderstorm on the bird survey today.
64 species were found.  Large numbers of waders are congregating to feed in
the drying up wetlands (units 5, 27B, 40, & 44).  Shorebirds were present
also.  Almost no birds were singing today.  Here is my list for today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 1

Wood Duck - 34

Mallard - 5

Blue-winged Teal - 16

Ring-necked Duck - 1 male

Pied-billed Grebe - 34

American White Pelican - 1

Anhinga - 6

Least Bittern - 2 adults (also one young in nest.)

Great Blue Heron - 34

Great Egret - 197

Snowy Egret - 327

Little-blue Heron - 70

Green Heron - 20

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 24

White Ibis - 146

Black Vulture - 3

Turkey Vulture - 9

Mississippi Kite - 2

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Purple Gallinule - 4

Common Gallinule - 23 (also a couple broods of smallish young.)

American Coot - 9 

Killdeer - 6

Spotted Sandpiper - 5

Solitary Sandpiper - 10

Greater Yellowlegs - 1

Lesser Yellowlegs - 4

Upland Sandpiper - 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 22

Western Sandpiper - 4

Least Sandpiper - 37

Baird's Sandpiper - 1

Pectoral Sandpiper - 4

Least Tern - 6

Mourning Dove - 10

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 3

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 4

Downy Woodpecker - 5

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Alder Flycatcher - 3

Eastern Phoebe - 1

Great-crested Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 1

White-eyed Vireo - 4

Bell's Vireo - 1

American Crow - 5

Tree Swallow - 1

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2

Cliff Swallow - 3

Barn Swallow - 7

Carolina Chickadee - 1

Tufted Titmouse - 2

Carolina Wren - 5

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2

Yellow Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1

Eastern Towhee - 1

Northern Cardinal - 9

Indigo Bunting - 70

Painted Bunting - 4 juv.

Dickcissel - 1

Red-winged Blackbird - 47

 

 

Odonates:

 

Common Green Darner

Regal Darner

Prince Baskettail

River Cruiser species

Halloween Pennant

Four-spotted Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Blue Dasher

Eastern Amberwing

Spot-winged Glider

Wandering Glider

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Western Cottonmouth

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Southern Leopard Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:   
www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma 

 

 
Subject: Woodcock
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:43:05 -0500
I flushed a Woodcock yesterday from the shoreline of a small pine tree lined
lake near Bokhoma in McCurtain County.  I have rarely seen these in this
area aside from winter.  The landowner said they breed there by his lake.

 

David
Subject: Re: buntings
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:04:11 -0400
not sure how many but several 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Russell Doughty"  
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9:20:35 PM 
Subject: Re: buntings 



For me these are rare. I've never seen a juvenile or more than a pair at a 
time. How many were there? Very cool. 

On Aug 18, 2015 12:37 PM, "Sue Selman" < selmanranch AT wildblue.net > wrote: 


I have had several little birds in the trees by my patio and I just couldn't 
figure out what they were but now I 

know they are immature Painted Buntings which I think is really cool. 
Sueg 



Subject: Re: buntings
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:20:35 -0500
For me these are rare. I've never seen a juvenile or more than a pair at a
time. How many were there? Very cool.
On Aug 18, 2015 12:37 PM, "Sue Selman"  wrote:

>   I have had several little birds in the trees by my patio and I just
> couldn't figure out what they were but now I
>  know they are immature Painted Buntings which I think is really cool.
>  Sueg
>
Subject: New Red Slough Photos
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:05:33 -0500
I've added a lot of new photos to the Red Slough "Recent Photos" Gallery.
You can see them here:

 

http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma/recent_photos  

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: buntings
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:37:26 -0400
 I have had several little birds in the trees by my patio and I just couldn't 
figure out what they were but now I 

 know they are immature Painted Buntings which I think is really cool.
 Sueg
Subject: New Group of Photos added to my website
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 11:32:33 -0500
OKBirds,

 

I have added a few new photos to the top of my recent birds gallery. Some of
the species added are Red-tailed Hawk, several shorebird species including,
Short-billed Dowitcher, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper and Least
Sandpiper. One of the Least Sandpipers has streaking on the flanks and
undertail coverts, something I haven't seen on a Least before. Other species
added include Forster's, Black and Least Tern and Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
For those interested see the link below.

 

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

 

Cheers,

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: a little migration action
From: john polo <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:51:49 -0500
Hey Birders,

At Sanborn this morning there were 2 Yellow Warblers and an Olive-sided 
Flycatcher. Here is a photo of the flycatcher.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/trailwind/Contopus.cooperi_zpsgvwguril.jpg 


There was some kind of odd goose at Boomer. I guess something domestic. 
Here is a lousy photo.

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


good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: This week on Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 10:29:04 -0500
Interesting birds for this past week. I have seen several Yellow 
Warblers, one Nashville, a Loggerhead Shrike, a female Summer Tanager 
and an unidentified Empidonax flycatcher. Lots of young Great-crested 
Flycatchers. Bluebirds and E. Phoebes. .

Also, an ominous sign--several wild hogs. Apparently a mother and four 
half grown young. Someone should do something  and when I get the 
landowner's permission, I will try.

D..
Subject: Early surprise
From: larrymays1949 <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:29:59 -0500
Was driving through Newcastle on US 62 about a mile north of the SH130 jct when 
I noticed one of those big, swarming balls of starlings.  Looked for the 
cause, and was not disappointed. A Merlin was working through the swirling 
birds.  Apparently it couldn't decide on which starling looked the juciest, 
and finally retired to one ofthe light poles of the baptist church across the 
street.  Better luck next time, I guess.  Couple weeks early by the date 
guide. 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Re: OKC Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:58:41 -0500
That's really nice to hear. I had spotted 3-4 of them in late August (28th I 
think , as it was the last Sunday in Aug. in Edmond at the pond behind Santa Fe 
High School . A friend got a photo of them . I had been out of town at the Boy 
Scout Nat. Jamboree for three weeks prior , arriving back in Edmond on Fri. 26. 
I checked the pond fairly thoroughly for a week without seeing them . However, 
there many parts of that pond that are virtually inaccessible , even with a 
scope as the shoreline is very marshy, muddy and irregular. I suspect that they 
could have been there for more than 1 day. 

Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 13, 2015, at 2:24 PM, Chris Butler 
<00000046b26d8ffc-dmarc-request AT LISTS.OU.EDU> wrote: 

> 
> There is a single Black-bellied Whistling-Duck loosely associating with 
Mallards at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City. Many thanks to Eric Judd 
and Abby McGee for sending me messages and photos of this bird! Abby reports 
that it has been present at this location for approximately three weeks. 

> 
> - Chris Butler
> Choctaw, OKThere is a single Black-bellied Whistling-Duck loosely associating 
with Mallards at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City. Many thanks to Eric 
Judd and Abby McGee for sending me messages and photos of this bird! Abby 
reports that it has been present at this location for approximately three 
weeks. 

> 
> - Chris Butler
> Choctaw, OK
Subject: odd kite behavior
From: "bill ." <tvulture AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:45:19 -0500
A few days ago i was taking an early morning walk in my neighborhood to get out 
a bit before the heat descended. I hardly noticed a juvie Mississippi Kite fly 
across the street in front and above me, except it seemed to be carrying 
something in its bill. My mind immediately thought "nesting material," but i 
shook it off as it disappeared into a leafy tree. Moving on, but i just 
couldn't help a glance backward where i saw the same bird fly across the street 
again to a tree with some bare branches, and return again with a small one in 
its bill, disappearing into the foliage as happened the first time. I've never 
seen this before. Is this some sort of practice for next years mating season? 

peace
-bill
enid garfield co ok
 		 	   		  
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 12
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:23:51 -0500
It was partly cloudy, warm, and a bit windy on the bird survey today.  59
species were found.  Land birds were scarce and there was almost no singing.
The Least Bittern rookery is going strong.  This is the latest I have ever
found them nesting.  Apparently the first nesting attempt was a wash out
from all the rain and flooding.  Can't wait for fall!  Here is my list for
today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2

Wood Duck - 34

Mallard - 9

Ring-necked Duck - 1 male

Pied-billed Grebe - 42

Anhinga - 16

Least Bittern - 6 ( 5 adults and one fledgling; also three nests with downy
young.)

Great Blue Heron - 25

Great Egret - 144

Snowy Egret - 77

Little-blue Heron - 18

Cattle Egret - 115

Green Heron - 12

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 3

White Ibis - 8

Turkey Vulture - 13

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Broad-winged Hawk - 1

Purple Gallinule - 5

Common Gallinule - 33 (also a couple broods of small young.)

American Coot - 7 

Killdeer - 11

Spotted Sandpiper - 3

Solitary Sandpiper - 2

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 14

Least Sandpiper - 11

Least Tern - 1

Mourning Dove - 7

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 10

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 2

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Least Flycatcher - 3

Eastern Phoebe - 2

Eastern Kingbird - 2

White-eyed Vireo - 5

Bell's Vireo - 3

Blue Jay - 1

American Crow - 14

Fish Crow - 3

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 1

Cliff Swallow - 5

Barn Swallow - 5

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Carolina Wren - 7

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1

Yellow Warbler - 2

Black-and-white Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 4

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1

Eastern Towhee - 3 (family group)

Northern Cardinal - 9

Indigo Bunting - 7

Dickcissel - 1

Red-winged Blackbird - 62

Orchard Oriole - 1

American Goldfinch - 1

 

 

Odonates:

 

Swamp Darner

Regal Darner

Prince Baskettail

Mocha Emerald

Royal River Cruiser

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Great-blue Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Wandering Glider

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma 

 
Subject: Re: Copan Wildlife Area on 8-12-2015
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:14:36 -0500
 I went about a mile east of Bartlesville between Adams and Tuxedo between 5:10 
and 5:30 am. I saw 2 brief ones. There was also a sedge wren singing nearby. 

Mark PetersonBartlesville

Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:55:18 -0500
From: plseibert AT SBCGLOBAL.NET
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Copan Wildlife Area on 8-12-2015
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

Off topic....did you see any meteors from the Persied Shower? Patricia Seibert
Tulsa
On Aug 12, 2015, at 2:51 PM, Mary Peterson  wrote:




Hello All, I went up to the Copan Wildlife Area north of Bartlesville this 
morning. I walked into the Bois D'arc wetlands first just before sunrise. After 
that I walked into the Tallgrass Wetlands and then went to below the Copan dam. 
There were a few migrants. Highlights included: 

Great Egret-100+ mostly at Bois D'arcSnowy Egret-1 at Tallgrass 
WetlandsKilldeer-20+Solitary Sandpiper-5Spotted Sandpiper-4Upland 
Sandpiper-1Least Sandpiper-3Sedge Wren-6 -Most were north of the road to Osage 
Point on the west side of the road.Alder Flycatcher-1 singing at Tallgrass 
WetlandsYellow Warbler-1 at Bois D'arc 

Mark PetersonBartlesville


 		 	   		  
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Copan Wildlife Area on 8-12-2015
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:55:18 -0500
Off topic....did you see any meteors from the Persied Shower?
 Patricia Seibert
Tulsa

> On Aug 12, 2015, at 2:51 PM, Mary Peterson  wrote:
> 
> Hello All,
> I went up to the Copan Wildlife Area north of Bartlesville this morning. I 
walked into the Bois D'arc wetlands first just before sunrise. After that I 
walked into the Tallgrass Wetlands and then went to below the Copan dam. There 
were a few migrants. Highlights included: 

> 
> Great Egret-100+ mostly at Bois D'arc
> Snowy Egret-1 at Tallgrass Wetlands
> Killdeer-20+
> Solitary Sandpiper-5
> Spotted Sandpiper-4
> Upland Sandpiper-1
> Least Sandpiper-3
> Sedge Wren-6 -Most were north of the road to Osage Point on the west side of 
the road. 

> Alder Flycatcher-1 singing at Tallgrass Wetlands
> Yellow Warbler-1 at Bois D'arc
> 
> Mark Peterson
> Bartlesville
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Copan Wildlife Area on 8-12-2015
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:51:22 -0500
Hello All, I went up to the Copan Wildlife Area north of Bartlesville this 
morning. I walked into the Bois D'arc wetlands first just before sunrise. After 
that I walked into the Tallgrass Wetlands and then went to below the Copan dam. 
There were a few migrants. Highlights included: 

Great Egret-100+ mostly at Bois D'arcSnowy Egret-1 at Tallgrass 
WetlandsKilldeer-20+Solitary Sandpiper-5Spotted Sandpiper-4Upland 
Sandpiper-1Least Sandpiper-3Sedge Wren-6 -Most were north of the road to Osage 
Point on the west side of the road.Alder Flycatcher-1 singing at Tallgrass 
WetlandsYellow Warbler-1 at Bois D'arc 

Mark PetersonBartlesville


 		 	   		  
Subject: Pictures added to my Website
From: Ken or Carol Williams <kcwilliams AT TULSACONNECT.COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:12:52 -0500
Fellow Birders:

Due to a major house renovation and 3 out of state trips, it has been a 
while since I posted any pictures, and I have been trying to catch up 
these hot summer days.  There is a lot of pictures so if you are not 
interested in looking at all, you might have an interest in some of the 
species, so I have a list of the Oklahoma bird species and includedthe 
highlight species for each of the 3 trips.

We went to South Texas in February and the highlights are shown below: 
The best species were on the way down. 
http://www.pbase.com/kcswildshots/south_texas_feb_2015
     1.  Striped Sparrow below Granger Dam, Texas
     2.  Whooping Cranes at and near Aransas NWR, Texas
     3.  Lilac-crowned, Red-crowned, Red-lored, White-fronted, & 
Yellow-headed Parrots in Brownsville.
     4.  All the usual birds, like the Altamira Oriole,  Audubon's 
Oriole, Hooded Oriole, Black-crested Titmouse, Golden-fronted 
Woodpecker, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay, Green Parakeets, Mottled Duck, 
Plain Chachalaca, & Verdin.
     5.  Piping Plover several with bands.
     6.  American Alligator with babies on her back.

We went to McGee Marsh, Ohio in May for the warbler migration and the 
highlights are shown below: 
http://www.pbase.com/kcswildshots/ohio_trip_may_2015
     1.  We saw 23 species of Warblers and I got pictures of 14 species 
of them.
     2.  Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Horseshoe Lake, Illinois
     3.  Kirkland's Warblers, in their nesting habit near Grayling, 
Michigan

We went to Maine in July for the and the highlights are shown below: 
http://www.pbase.com/kcswildshots/maine_trip_july_2015
     1.  Bicknell's Thrush, Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire
     2.  Nesting Artic Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Common Eiders, Common 
Murres, & Razorbills on Machias Seal Island, Maine.

Oklahoma pictures list are: http://www.pbase.com/kcswildshots/oklahoma_2015
American Goldfinches
American Kestrel
American Pipit
American Robin
American Tree Sparrow
Bald Eagle
Baltimore Oriole
Bell's Vireo
Black & White Warbler
Blue Grosbeak
Blue Jay
Blue-winged Teal
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown Thrasher
Brown-headed Cowbird
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Cedar Waxwing
Chimney Swift
Cliff Swallow
Common Loon
Cooper's Hawk
Dickcissel
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Evening Grosbeak
Ferruginous Hawk
Fish Crow
Franklin's Gull
Grasshopper Sparrow
Great Black-backed Gull
Greater Prairie Chicken
Greater Roadrunner
Greater White-fronted Geese
Greater Yellowlegs
Green-winged Teal
Harris's Sparrow
Herring Gull
Horned Grebe
House Finch
Kentucky Warbler
Kumliens's Gull
Lark Sparrow
Least Sandpiper
Lincoln Sparrow
Long-billed Dowitcher
Northern Cardinal
Northern Harrier
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Painted Bunting male
Palm Warbler - western subspecies
Pectoral Sandpiper
Prothonotary Warbler
Purple Finch
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-necked Duck
Rough-legged Hawk both dark & light morph
Savannah Sparrow
Scissortail Flycatcher
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Summer Tanager
Swainson's Hawk
Trumpter Swan
Tufted Titmouse
Turkey Vulture
Upland Sandpiper
White-crowned Sparrow
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Wood Duck
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Myrtle

Sorry for the large number of pictures, but I hope you enjoy them,

Ken Williams
Owasso, OK
http://www.pbase.com/kcswildshots


















Subject: Hackberry Flats
From: Loyd Stephens <songbirdacres AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2015 15:57:29 -0400
Had a chance to visit Hackberry Flats earlier in the week. WOW, what a 
difference water makes. Lush vegetation/amazing number of birds. Highlights 
were the black-necked stilts with their young, American avocets, unbelievable 
number of cliff swallows, and sheer number of all birds. 


Loyd Stephens
songbirdacres - SE of Bartlesville
Subject: Red Slough today
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 16:05:17 -0500
I toured Bryan White and Nick Varvel  from Kansas around Red Slough this
morning and they got several lifers.  Best bird was an immature Wood Stork
on Otter Lake.  Wader numbers are really up!  Here is a link to their e-bird
post of what was seen today:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24516165  

 

David Arbour 

De Queen, AR

 
Subject: Re: Re: [OKBIRDS] Interior least terns
From: ROBERT LAVAL <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 12:02:21 -0500
I started fishing Sardis Lake soon after it was filled in the 1980s I think. I 
remember Least Terns and Black Terns every summer but don't remember the months 
they were there. I thought about nesting pairs at the time but considered 
nesting sites practically non-existent. The only place where there might have 
been habitat was what I remember as an oil or gas line facility on the North 
side of the lake about half way. It looked to be surfaced with small white rock 
or gravel. I never checked it for nesting birds as it was not very accessible. 
It has been 12 years since I went to Sardis. 


BOB  LAVAL
20367 PINE MTN. LP.
HEAVENER, OK 74937
918 653 7921 
Subject: Re: Interior least terns
From: Steve Schafer <steve AT FENESTRA.COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:48:01 -0400
On Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:16:01 -0500, you wrote:

>I can't seem to dig up how to differentiate between the Least tern and the
>subsp interior. Can someone help?

From the Cornell University Birds of North America article, according to
[1], there is no consistent geneotypic or phenotypic distinction between
coastal and interior populations, and according to [2], a chick that was
banded in coastal Texas later nested in Kansas.

So the subspecies distinctions may well be invalid.

-Steve

[1] Cardiff, S. W. and J. V. Remsen, Jr. 1994. Type specimens of birds
in the Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University. Occas.
Pap. Mus. Nat. Sci., Louisiana State Univ. 68:1-32.

[2] Boyd, R. L. and B. C. Thompson. 1985. Evidence for reproductive
mixing of Least Tern populations. J. Field Ornithol. 56:405-406.
Subject: Re: Rufous Hummingbird
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 22:11:32 -0500
WOW! I will let my family know to keep an eye out. My uncle saw one last
year (may have been the year before). It was the first he'd seen in 20
years. We have land near Falfa, OK.

Russ

On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 1:32 PM, Andrea Green 
wrote:

> I have an adult male rufous hummingbird visiting my feeder area here in
> Wilburton, OK. He was first spotted yesterday evening and is still present
> today. I have pictures of him if anyone is interested in seeing them or if
> they are needed for confirmation of the sighting for the state bird records
> committee.
>
> Dr. Andrea Green
> Biology Instructor
> Honors Program Director
> Eastern Oklahoma State College
> Sullivan Hall 207
> Wilburton, Ok 74578
> 918-465-1763
>
Subject: Re: Interior least terns
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 21:58:33 -0500
I went out tonight to see if I could spot a pair. No luck, but I did see
three Forster's just about 10 minutes before sunset. eBird is interesting.
You put in the winter months for Interior Least Tern, and it is as though
they migrate to the moon, haha. I didn't see any sightings anywhere in the
world.

When should I expect them to migrate out of here, or could they have
already migrated?

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 1:11 PM, Russell Doughty 
wrote:

> I see them somewhat frequently at Sardis Lake. Is it possible we could
> have a breeding pair here? Should I get an SLR and gnab some photos? Thanks
> again.
> On Aug 5, 2015 12:35 PM, "Ingold, James"  wrote:
>
>> That’s my understanding.
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Russell
>> Doughty
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:34 PM
>> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
>> *Subject:* Re: Interior least terns
>>
>>
>>
>> Humm, so any least tern I see in OK should be an interior?
>>
>> On Aug 5, 2015 11:30 AM, "Ingold, James"  wrote:
>>
>> You can’t other than if it’s not on the coast it’s an interior Least 
Tern 

>>
>>
>>
>> Jim Ingold
>>
>> LSU-Shreveport
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Russell
>> Doughty
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:16 AM
>> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
>> *Subject:* Interior least terns
>>
>>
>>
>> Howdy,
>>
>> I can't seem to dig up how to differentiate between the Least tern and
>> the subsp interior. Can someone help?
>>
>> Russ
>>
>
Subject: Salt Plains White Ibis
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 01:27:45 +0000
Hello,    There was an adult White Ibis at the Salt Plains this morning.  
It was accessible from the Auto route in unit to the west (about midway with 
pull-in). 

   Shore-birding still a little slow, but up there, that still presents 15-20 
species of shorebirds in the low 4-digits for counts. 

   CHEERS,                            JOE 
Grzybowski 
Subject: Re: Interior least terns
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:11:16 -0500
I see them somewhat frequently at Sardis Lake. Is it possible we could have
a breeding pair here? Should I get an SLR and gnab some photos? Thanks
again.
On Aug 5, 2015 12:35 PM, "Ingold, James"  wrote:

> That’s my understanding.
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Russell
> Doughty
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:34 PM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* Re: Interior least terns
>
>
>
> Humm, so any least tern I see in OK should be an interior?
>
> On Aug 5, 2015 11:30 AM, "Ingold, James"  wrote:
>
> You can’t other than if it’s not on the coast it’s an interior Least 
Tern 

>
>
>
> Jim Ingold
>
> LSU-Shreveport
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Russell
> Doughty
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:16 AM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* Interior least terns
>
>
>
> Howdy,
>
> I can't seem to dig up how to differentiate between the Least tern and the
> subsp interior. Can someone help?
>
> Russ
>
Subject: Re: Interior least terns
From: "Ingold, James" <James.Ingold AT LSUS.EDU>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 17:35:21 +0000
That’s my understanding.

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Russell Doughty
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:34 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Interior least terns


Humm, so any least tern I see in OK should be an interior?
On Aug 5, 2015 11:30 AM, "Ingold, James" 
> wrote: 

You can’t other than if it’s not on the coast it’s an interior Least Tern 


Jim Ingold
LSU-Shreveport

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

Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:16 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Interior least terns


Howdy,

I can't seem to dig up how to differentiate between the Least tern and the 
subsp interior. Can someone help? 


Russ
Subject: Re: Interior least terns
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:34:19 -0500
Humm, so any least tern I see in OK should be an interior?
On Aug 5, 2015 11:30 AM, "Ingold, James"  wrote:

> You can’t other than if it’s not on the coast it’s an interior Least 
Tern 

>
>
>
> Jim Ingold
>
> LSU-Shreveport
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Russell
> Doughty
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:16 AM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* Interior least terns
>
>
>
> Howdy,
>
> I can't seem to dig up how to differentiate between the Least tern and the
> subsp interior. Can someone help?
>
> Russ
>
Subject: Re: Interior least terns
From: "Ingold, James" <James.Ingold AT LSUS.EDU>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 16:30:14 +0000
You can’t other than if it’s not on the coast it’s an interior Least Tern 


Jim Ingold
LSU-Shreveport

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Russell Doughty
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:16 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Interior least terns


Howdy,

I can't seem to dig up how to differentiate between the Least tern and the 
subsp interior. Can someone help? 


Russ
Subject: Interior least terns
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:16:01 -0500
Howdy,

I can't seem to dig up how to differentiate between the Least tern and the
subsp interior. Can someone help?

Russ
Subject: Photos Added to Website
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 06:55:11 -0500
OKBirds,

 

I have added new photos to my PBase website. Some of the species added
include an immature Green Heron stalking and catching a dragonfly,
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, sub-adult Mute Swan, Bell's Vireo and Cliff
Swallows. They can be seen at the link below.

 

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

 

I have also added a series of photos of a River Otter from Natural Falls
State Park. They show him eating crayfish as well as posing on an uprooted
tree and being photobombed by a spreadwing damselfly..

 

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

 

Also I have also added new photos of butterflies, dragonflies and herps. See
the links below.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Enjoy,

 

Jim Arterburn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

www.PBase.com/oklahomabirder

 
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird - No
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 04:14:44 +0000
 Visited the Holy City hummingbird feeders in the Wichita Mtns this 
afternoon.Did not see any hummingbirds as the feeders were all empty. 

Recently, there has been a big increase in hummingbird numbers at our 
feeders.  We have had 15 to 20 hummingbirds at our feeders at any one time.  
About 90%are Black-chinned and the rest are Ruby-throated.  Still patiently 
waiting for ourfirst Rufous Hummingbird of the season. 

Kurt & Sharon MeisenzahlLawton, OK 
Subject: Lake Yahola (Tulsa) - Laughing Gull and 4 tern species
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 20:48:39 -0500
Had some great birds while scoping  Lake Yahola this evening around sunset
while waiting to pick Sara up at the airport.  Many Black and Forster's
Terns, a single Least Tern, and at least 1 Common Tern studied at length at
fairly close range.

But best was a fly over breeding plumaged Laughing Gull. Still had a full
black hood, pointed slim wings with dark gray mantle and solid black
wingtips. No white at all on upperparts. The gull and all terns left flying
high to the south at dusk.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 4
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 20:15:15 -0500
It was mostly cloudy and hot on the bird survey today.  72 species were
found.  Here is my list for today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2

Wood Duck - 30 (also one brood of half grown young.)

Ring-necked Duck - 1 male

Pied-billed Grebe - 34

Neotropic Cormorant - 1

Double-crested Cormorant - 1 

Anhinga - 13

Least Bittern - 7 adults (also two downy young climbing around in cattails
and another nest found with sitting bird on it.)

Great Blue Heron - 39

Great Egret - 120

Snowy Egret - 86

Little-blue Heron - 51

Cattle Egret - 100

Green Heron - 16

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 31

White Ibis - 60

Black Vulture - 1

Turkey Vulture - 4

Mississippi Kite - 15

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Purple Gallinule - 6 adults (also 2 broods seen.)

Common Gallinule - 33 (also several broods seen.)

American Coot - 7 (including 1 grown juvenile.)

Killdeer - 2

Spotted Sandpiper - 2

Solitary Sandpiper - 7

Lesser Yellowlegs - 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 2

Least Sandpiper - 24

Pectoral Sandpiper - 2

Stilt Sandpiper - 3

Least Tern - 4

Mourning Dove - 13

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 4

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 6

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Alder Flycatcher - 1

Least Flycatcher - 3

Eastern Phoebe - 2

Eastern Kingbird - 4

White-eyed Vireo - 6

Bell's Vireo - 7

American Crow - 9

Purple Martin - 1

Tree Swallow - 23

Cave Swallow - 1 juv.

Cliff Swallow - 1

Barn Swallow - 16

Carolina Chickadee - 8

Tufted Titmouse - 1

Carolina Wren - 16

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5

Gray Catbird - 1

Brown Thrasher - 1

Prairie Warbler - 1

Black-and-white Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 8

Yellow-breasted Chat - 2

Summer Tanager - 1

Eastern Towhee - 3 (including a pair together in a new location.)

Field Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal - 13

Indigo Bunting - 15

Painted Bunting - 4 (including female feeding fledgling.)

Dickcissel - 5

Red-winged Blackbird - 140

Common Grackle - 19

Orchard Oriole - 1

 

 

Odonates:

 

Swamp Darner

Regal Darner

Prince Baskettail

Mocha Emerald

Royal River Cruiser

Flag-tailed Spinyleg

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Great-blue Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Wandering Glider

Black Saddlebags

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Orange-striped Ribbon Snake

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Green Treefrog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Osprey at Lake Thunderbird
From: Zach DuFran <zdufran AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:17:06 -0500
I walked the Lake Thunderbird dam yesterday afternoon.  There wasn't much
activity, but we did see a large bird swoop down to the water and fly away
with a fish.  I thought I was seeing an Osprey, but wasn't sure.  I snapped
photos and looked at them this morning and it was definitely an Osprey.
Based on the migration report that Patricia Velte sent this weekend, Osprey
are expected to migrate back through Oklahoma beginning August 20.  It
seems as though at least one of them is a little earlier than expected this
year.

Zach DuFran
Norman, OK
Subject: Re: Rufous Hummingbird - Wichita Mts WR
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 01:16:31 -0500
Ah, I'm jealous. I got hired full time here in OK just before starting an
NPS internship at Capulin working on the hummers and climate change. We had
a rufous here in Falfa OK a couple years ago. First in over 20 yrs I think
for my uncle.
On Aug 2, 2015 5:18 PM, "John Ault"  wrote:

> When I read Andrea Green's post of a Rufous Hummingbird, it reminded me
> that I had seen one two years ago at the feeders at the Holy City of the
> Wichitas.  Because I was planning on going to the Wichitas today for an
> errand, I decided to stop by the Holy City.  Within 10 minutes a brilliant
> male Rufous Hummingbird came to the feeders.  There was also a male
> Black-chinned Hummingbird and about a dozen female and immature birds.
>
> --
> John Ault
> Lawton, OK
>
Subject: Hackberry Flats and Wichita Mountains (Fulvous Whistling-Duck)
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2015 19:48:22 -0500
After the finish of the AOU meeting in Norman, Joelle Gehring and I spent
Sunday morning birding around SW Oklahoma. We spent most of the morning at
Hackberry Flats, where highlights included: FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK (flyover
from the dike on east side of Avocet Unit), American Bittern (flyover at
reservoir), the dozens of EARED GREBES (reservoir), somewhere near 40
calling Soras (always within earshot), Black Terns, Yellow-headed
Blackbird, 15 species of shorebirds (best probably was Snowy Plover), and
Redheads and Ruddy Ducks along with the more common dabblers.

We also made a quick swing by a couple spots in the Wichita Mountains,
where we were lucky to see the male Rufous Hummingbird along with
Black-chinneds at the Holy City feeders (we also caught up with the
official AOU tour group here).

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Re: Rufous Hummingbird - Wichita Mts WR
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2015 18:38:30 -0600
I birded my way to Denver, CO for the last 4 days going through OK panhandle to 
Boise City with intent of going through Kenton and on into NM to Folsom, across 
the Johnson Mesa , Raton and on to Denver. My reason was to get to Denver for 
my daughter's baby expected on Aug. 8. Another reason was to visit all the good 
hummingbird spots along the way-Kenton , Folsom NM, Capulin Volcano. Raton city 
park snd Raton pass on I-25. 

Kenton was a washout literally due to a massive morning storm that went from 
5AM to 10 AM and dropped 5 inches of rain there. 

I went south to Clayton , NM and around the storm , then on to finish my 
planned trip. I had heard that the hummers were on somewhat early migration and 
were plentiful. They were right. Every site had many hummers (20-40) and I had 
sightings of 4 species: broad - tailed, black chinned , rufous, and calliope . 
At Capulin they were banding hummers on Friday morning at the visitors center 
and on top of the volcano. They do it every Friday morning , starting at 
daybreak ( about 5:30 or 6 AM. 

Most numerous was broad tailed(many), then black chinned( many), rufous ( saw 
at least 10), and calliope( several). 

Now in Denver/ Lafayette at hospital . Delivery is eminent- 6 days early. Just 
made it in time and had great birding for hummers. 

One extra going from Boise City to Clayton was numerous chihuahua Ravens along 
the road on posts , plies and fences . The wind made their white beast feathers 
quite evident. Also many mountain bluebirds. 

Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 2, 2015, at 4:18 PM, John Ault  wrote:
> 
> When I read Andrea Green's post of a Rufous Hummingbird, it reminded me that 
I had seen one two years ago at the feeders at the Holy City of the Wichitas. 
Because I was planning on going to the Wichitas today for an errand, I decided 
to stop by the Holy City. Within 10 minutes a brilliant male Rufous Hummingbird 
came to the feeders. There was also a male Black-chinned Hummingbird and about 
a dozen female and immature birds. 

> 
> -- 
> John Ault
> Lawton, OK
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird - Wichita Mts WR
From: John Ault <jwault742 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2015 17:18:13 -0500
When I read Andrea Green's post of a Rufous Hummingbird, it reminded me
that I had seen one two years ago at the feeders at the Holy City of the
Wichitas.  Because I was planning on going to the Wichitas today for an
errand, I decided to stop by the Holy City.  Within 10 minutes a brilliant
male Rufous Hummingbird came to the feeders.  There was also a male
Black-chinned Hummingbird and about a dozen female and immature birds.

-- 
John Ault
Lawton, OK
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird
From: Andrea Green <andreargreen7 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2015 13:32:46 -0500
I have an adult male rufous hummingbird visiting my feeder area here in 
Wilburton, OK. He was first spotted yesterday evening and is still present 
today. I have pictures of him if anyone is interested in seeing them or if they 
are needed for confirmation of the sighting for the state bird records 
committee. 


Dr. Andrea Green
Biology Instructor
Honors Program Director 
Eastern Oklahoma State College
Sullivan Hall 207
Wilburton, Ok 74578
918-465-1763
Subject: August Migration Report
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2015 13:19:19 -0500
Dear OKBirders,

 

Below are the Arrival and Depature lists for August.

 

ARRIVALS

 

Green-winged Teal                             August 26 - ALL

American Bittern                                 August 25 - ALL

Sora                                                    August 15 - ALL

Osprey                                                August 20 - ALL

Northern Harrier                                  August 24 - SW, C, SC, SE

Black-bellied Plover                            August 2 - ALL

American Golden-Plover                    August 28 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE

California Gull                                     August 11 - PAN, NW, C,
SC, NE

Common Tern                                    August 18 - NW, C, SC, NE

Wilson's Snipe                                     August 21 - ALL

Red-necked Phalarope                       August 28 - ALL

Olive-sided Flycatcher                        August 18 - ALL

Western Wood-Pewee                        August 16 - PAN Cimarron Co only

Alder Flycatcher                                 August 6 - C, SC, NE, SE

Willow Flycatcher                               August 4 - ALL

Hammond's Flycatcher                      August 28 - PAN rare in Cimarron
Co only

Dusky Flycatcher                               August 27 - rare in Cimarron
Co only

Cassin's Vireo                                     August 25 - PAN rare in
Cimarron Co only

Tree Swallow                                      August 1 - SW, C

White-breasted Nuthatch                    August 30 - PAN rare in Cimarron
Co only

Northern Waterthrush                         August 25 - ALL

Virginia's Warbler                                August 15 - PAN rare in
Cimarron Co only

MacGillivray's Warbler                       August 20 - PAN Cimarron Co
only

Mourning Warbler                               August 25 - C, SC, NE, SE

American Redstart                              August 21 - ALL

Black-throated Green Warbler           August 13 - ALL

Canada Warbler                                  August 28 - C, SC, NE, SE

Wilson's Warbler                                 August 23 - ALL

Clay-colored Sparrow                         August 18 - PAN

Brewer's Sparrow                               August 25 - PAN Cimarron Co
only

Black-headed Grosbeak                     August 21 - PAN

Lazuli Bunting                                      August 18 - PAN

Brewer's Blackbird                              August 27 - PAN

 

DEPARTURES

 

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck              August 26 - C, SC Rare in Major Co

Franklin's Gull                                     August 15 - Uncommon and
local

Western Kingbird                                August 23 - NW, SW, C, SC,
NE all counties except Delaware, Cherokee and Adair, SE east to Pittsburg,
Atoka and western Choctaw cos only

Wood Thrush                                      August 6 - SW rare in Caddo
and Comanche cos only, C, SC, NE, SE

Worm-eating Warbler                         August 25 - NE Ottawa, Delaware,
Cherokee and Adair cos only, SE Le Flore and McCurtain cos only

Louisiana Waterthrush                        August 23 - NW Major, Dewey and
Blain cos only, SW Caddo and Comanche cos only, C, SC, NE, SE

Blue-winged Warbler                          August 8 - NE rare in Delaware,
Cherokee, Adair and Sequoyah cos only

Prairie Warbler                                    August 20 - NE west to
Craig, Rogers, Tulsa, south Osage and Okmulgee cos only, SE

Bachman's Sparrow                           August 31 - NE rare in Osage,
Creek, Okmulgee and Delaware cos only, SE rare in Atoka, Pushmataha and
McCurtain cos only

Scarlet Tanager                                  August 6 - NE west to
Craig, Mayes, Wagoner and Muskogee cos only, SE Le Flore, Pushmataha and
McCurtain cos only

 

 

The information presented here comes from The Oklahoma Bird Records
Committee of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society, which publishes a Date
Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma. This booklet divides Oklahoma
into 7 geographic regions, and lists the normal dates of occurrence for each
Oklahoma bird species within each region. Observers are urged to report
unusual species, or birds out of date or out of normal range in Oklahoma,
based on the information given in this publication.

 

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society and Oklahoma Bird Records Committee web
site, http://www.okbirds.org/, includes ordering information for the Date
Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, information on documenting
significant records, documentation forms, instructions, and a searchable
database for Oklahoma bird migration information. Birders are cordially
invited to join the Oklahoma Ornithological Society.

 

Happy birding!

Pat Velte

pvelte AT cox.net

Oklahoma City, OK

 
Subject: Hackberry Flat 8-1 with REDH and RUDU chicks.
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2015 18:34:53 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Mary and I went down to Hackberry Flat today to see if we could document the 
Redhead 

and Ruddy Duck chicks seen yesterday by Kelvin Schoonover. We got documentation 

level pics of both and even had a second brood of RUDU’s in the Sandbag unit 
1.5 miles 

to the south of the group in the Wood Duck unit where Kelvin had seen his first 
brood. 


I do not know the status of successfully nesting RUDU’s and REDH’s in SW 
Oklahoma 

but I know we’ve never seen either of those chicks before. It is insane how 
many birds 

have successfully nested at HF this summer.....water is an amazing resource.

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
Lawton


Tillman - Hackberry Flat, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Aug 1, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
17.0 mile(s)
51 species (+2 other taxa)

Wood Duck  8
American Wigeon  5
Mallard  17
Blue-winged Teal  240
Northern Pintail  4
Redhead  210     1 female with 6 chicks
Ruddy Duck 115 2 females in different units. One with 5 chicks and one with 2 
chicks. 

Northern Bobwhite  14
Pied-billed Grebe  X
Eared Grebe  78     42 chicks, 36 adults  Pics submitted to OBRC
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  2
Cattle Egret  5
Black-crowned Night-Heron  7
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  8
White-faced Ibis  6
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  17
Swainson's Hawk  1
King Rail  2
American Coot  X
Black-necked Stilt  X
American Avocet  X
Killdeer  X
Solitary Sandpiper  X
Greater Yellowlegs  X
Willet  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  X
Upland Sandpiper  5
Stilt Sandpiper  37
Baird's Sandpiper  4
Least Sandpiper  6
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Long-billed Dowitcher  4
Wilson's Phalarope  32
Black Tern  74
Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
Mourning Dove  X
Common Nighthawk  X
American Kestrel  1
Western Kingbird  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  6
Bank Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Cliff Swallow  X
Dickcissel  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  X
Yellow-headed Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  X
Great-tailed Grackle  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
Subject: Hackberry Flat REDH and RUDU chicks
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:08:25 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Just off the phone with Kelvin Schoonover, the biologist at Hackberry Flat, and 
he 

told me he was looking at a group of Redhead chicks. An hour earlier he had 
some 

Ruddy Duck chicks swim out from the grass right in front of him.

Mary and I will go down tomorrow to see if we can get any pictures.

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
Lawton
Subject: Blue jay vs Fish crow calls
From: "M. S. Harris" <mbhsuzy AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:15:32 -0500
For the past several days I've been hearing a call that I thought was a fish
crow.  Today I spent about an hour in the yard and heard more of the same,
but many more calls at one time, and I thought that was unusual.

 

Some time back I think I heard/read somewhere that Blue jays sometimes make
a call that can be confused with a Fish crow.  Can someone shed more light
on this subject, please??

 

Suzy Harris

Bartlesville
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - July 27 (Belated Report)
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:37:48 -0500
My computer has been in the shop all week so am just now getting to post
this.  On the bird survey on Monday it was very hot and clear.  64 species
were found.  Most birds have stopped singing now making it difficult to get
a high count.  Best find of the day was a couple adult Piping Plovers on the
mudflat in unit 7 hanging out with Least Sandpipers.  These are the first we
have had in over 10 years.  Also of special note was a juvenile American
Coot on Lotus Lake.  I have been looking for evidence of coots breeding at
Red Slough for years as I always see a few pairs around in summer.  Here is
my list:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2

Wood Duck - 18

Ring-necked Duck - 1 male

Hooded Merganser - 1 adult male in eclipse plumage.

Pied-billed Grebe - 16

American White Pelican - 70

Neotropic Cormorant - 3 (1 on nest in Anhinga rookery.)

Double-crested Cormorant - 2 

Anhinga - 16 adults and fledged young.  (also 3 nests with young still.)

Least Bittern - 5

Great Blue Heron - 25

Great Egret - 123

Snowy Egret - 60

Little-blue Heron - 20

Cattle Egret - 18

Green Heron - 18

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 27

White Ibis - 14

Black Vulture - 4

Turkey Vulture - 12

Mississippi Kite - 4

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Purple Gallinule - 5 adults (also 3 broods seen.)

Common Gallinule - 15 adults (also 3 broods seen.)

American Coot - 8 (1 juvenile bird seen.)

Killdeer - 1

Piping Plover - 2 adults

Spotted Sandpiper - 5

Solitary Sandpiper - 2

Greater Yellowlegs - 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 2

Western Sandpiper - 1

Least Sandpiper - 33

Mourning Dove - 10

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 8

Eastern Screech-Owl - 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 4

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 3

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1

White-eyed Vireo - 9

Bell's Vireo - 1

American Crow - 12

Fish Crow - 2

Purple Martin - 1

Tree Swallow - 24

Barn Swallow - 10

Carolina Chickadee - 2

Tufted Titmouse - 4

Carolina Wren - 8

Common Yellowthroat - 7

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1

Summer Tanager - 1

Eastern Towhee - 1 singing 

Northern Cardinal - 7

Blue Grosbeak - 1

Indigo Bunting - 26

Painted Bunting - 5

Dickcissel - 8

Red-winged Blackbird - 54

Common Grackle - 15

Orchard Oriole - 1

 

 

Odonates:

 

Swamp Darner

Regal Darner

Cyrano Darner

Prince Baskettail

Halloween Pennant

Four-spotted Pennant

Slaty Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Wandering Glider

Black Saddlebags

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Green Treefrog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Birding with John Dunn at Red Slough
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:37:48 -0500
John Dunn (California) contacted me about birding at Red Slough to work on
his Oklahoma State List.  So we spent 12.5 hours birding around Red Slough
yesterday and got most of his target birds.  We found around 85 species of
birds.  It was a real pleasure meeting  and birding with him as he is very
knowledgeable and definitely one of the best birders  I have ever birded
with.  I did not keep track of numbers of individuals very well but here are
a few of our more interesting finds:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2

Neotropic Cormorant - 4

Anhinga - lots

American Bittern - 1

Least Bittern - 6

White Ibis - 25+

Wood Stork - 1 juv.

Purple Gallinule - Pair with brood.

Common Gallinule - lots

Stilt Sandpiper - 3

Least Tern - 3

Inca Dove - 2 (Pleasant Hill)

Chuck-wills-widow - 1

Least Flycatcher - 2

Bell's Vireo - 1

Yellow-throated Vireo - 1

Northern Parula

Yellow-throated Warbler - 3

Black-and-white Warbler - several

Prothonotary Warbler - 3

Kentucky Warbler - 1

Hooded Warbler - 1

Painted Bunting - several

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 
Subject: Re: Things are getting interesting on Jenkins.
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:40:37 -0500
Good show, Dick!  Matt

On 7/30/15, rgunn1  wrote:
> John Tharp and I did the full run on South Jenkins this morning. Over
> four miles round trip and  the high dew point made things uncomfortable
> (it is good to bird with meteorologist--I always thought it was the high
> humidity that was bothering me.) Along Jenkins we picked up a Black and
> White Warbler and then a Willow Flycatcher back east of Potts' land.
> Then on a diminishing pond (now a mud hole) two miles back we picked up
> a slew of sandpipers which included (thanks to John) Bairds, Least,
> Pectoral, Spotted, Solitary and Upland (flyover) Sandpipers.  Also,
> mixed in with 60+ Killdeers were 3 Semi-Palmated Plovers and a Lesser
> Yellowlegs. Got close to 70 species for the day. This is Jenkins not
> Hackberry Flat or Red Slough!! i wish we could have dragged a few of the
> AOU folks down there with us to show them what summer in Cleveland
> county is like.
>
> I think the hot weather has dried out the local wet spots and  had
> concentrated the shorebirds and the fly catcher and warbler were proof
> that the summer will end some day soon.
>
> D.
>
Subject: Things are getting interesting on Jenkins.
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:40:20 -0500
John Tharp and I did the full run on South Jenkins this morning. Over 
four miles round trip and  the high dew point made things uncomfortable 
(it is good to bird with meteorologist--I always thought it was the high 
humidity that was bothering me.) Along Jenkins we picked up a Black and 
White Warbler and then a Willow Flycatcher back east of Potts' land. 
Then on a diminishing pond (now a mud hole) two miles back we picked up 
a slew of sandpipers which included (thanks to John) Bairds, Least, 
Pectoral, Spotted, Solitary and Upland (flyover) Sandpipers.  Also, 
mixed in with 60+ Killdeers were 3 Semi-Palmated Plovers and a Lesser 
Yellowlegs. Got close to 70 species for the day. This is Jenkins not 
Hackberry Flat or Red Slough!! i wish we could have dragged a few of the 
AOU folks down there with us to show them what summer in Cleveland 
county is like.

I think the hot weather has dried out the local wet spots and  had 
concentrated the shorebirds and the fly catcher and warbler were proof 
that the summer will end some day soon.

D.
Subject: Hackberry Flat omission from 7-29-2015
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:38:49 -0500
Hello Everyone,

I failed to post the 1 Black-bellied Plover we had yesterday. It was just 
starting to come 

out of breeding plumage.

Mea Culpa,

Lou Truex
Subject: Re: White-winged Parakeet/MWC
From: Jan Dolph <russetdm AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:05:06 -0500
Thanks, I just could not remember the name of the bird at the moment. I see him 
every day. You just forget about their name when they are in your yard all the 
time. He really holds his own against the white wing doves. Have you heard 
anything more about the lady in Bethany's bird? 


I appreciate you answering me back.

Happy birding,

Jan Dolph
Northwest Oklahoma City, OK

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Foundation Subscriber
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:08 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: White-winged Parakeet/MWC

I think you are talking about Peach Faced Love Bird. There are considerable 
colonies of them in Phoenix, and Tucson. I had not heard of them in OKC-. They 
are included in most current bird books. ( Nat. Geo Birds of N. Am) Hal Yocum 


.--- Jan Dolph  wrote: 
> Could you please describe what the Conure parrot looks like? I looked it up 
on the Internet and found many different colors. I have been feeding a small 
parrot for over a year that comes twice daily. I live off Council Road and 
Northwest Highway. He comes from the North. I realize this is not your friends 
bird that comes to my house. But, if she can’t capture her bird it may give 
her some comfort to know that other parrots do make it when the weather is bad. 
The one that comes to my house was called a Peached faced something parrot. I 
just can’t remember right off hand the name. I have a picture some place. I 
will try to find the name. You can hear him coming and he will not come down 
from the trees if I am in the yard. He looks very healthy and a beautiful 
green, blue and yellow tail feathers. He still comes with his friends the 
sparrows. 

> 
>  
> 
> I can see the Mississippi Kites from my house flying higher up in the sky. At 
the beginning of summer they were in a tree very close to me. They would fly 
right down by my head in the back yard. I was so afraid they would build a 
nest. Usually, the MK are closer to 50th and Council I believe. Most of my 
trees are not that high. 

> 
>  
> 
> Please let me know about the Conure parrot.
> 
>  
> 
> Happy birding,
> 
>  
> 
> Jan Dolph
> 
> Northwest Oklahoma City, OK
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of James Hubbell
> Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:11 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Re: White-winged Parakeet/MWC
> 
>  
> 
> On this subject. Be on the look out in Bethany. My friend that lives there 
had a Conure Parrot escape yesterday. He is still in the area. He was heard 
yelling at Mississippi Kites. Along 36th, between council and Lake Overholser. 
If any one see or captures this please let me know. My Friend would really like 
to get his John Bon Jovi back. 

> 
>  
> 
> Thanks
> 
>  
> 
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Lindell Dillon  
wrote: 

> 
> Might put out some colored parrot food and lure it. In 2004 a Lutino 
Cockatiel showed up at one of my feeders. Took me about a week to catch her, 
but we did. Eleven years later, Peaches is still with us. She's a great watch 
bird. Lets out a big alarm call if she sees anything in the back yard she deems 
dangerous. That includes crows, hawks, blue jays, cats, dogs, and humans. 

> 
>  
> 
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 8:08 AM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
> I just observed and heard calling a White-winged Parakeet in the trees in our 
yard. it flew across the road and sat in a tree chattering for a few 

> 
> minutes before flying off. I could hear it calling from somewhere just to the 
east of us for a few minutes so it’s still in the neighborhood. 

> 
>  
> 
> I tried calling to it and it did turn around and look at me but that was it. 
It most likely is an escapee from the large flea market that goes on each 

> 
> weekend at the corner of NE 23rd and Midwest Blvd. this is just a half mile 
north of us. 

> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>                 Jimmy Woodard
> 
>                 Midwest City, OK
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
Subject: Re: Hackberry Flat 7-29-2015
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:28:55 -0500
Lol awesome. Look me up next time y'all come to Sardis or these goodest
parts.

918-699-9215
Russ
On Jul 29, 2015 8:55 PM, "ML2x"  wrote:

>   Hello Everyone,
>
> I birded Hackberry Flat with 2 biologists from the Wichita Mountains and
> Kelvin Schoonover, the
> biologist at Hackberry Flat, today.  I certainly had a goodest time and we
> saw some goodest birds.
> We had a Common Gallinule on the N boundary road on the N side of the road
> at the inlet valve.
> We had a Long-billed Curlew fly over us out of the Millet unit.  We had 44
> Eared Grebe chicks and
> 121 Black-necked Stilt chicks from 15% to 90% developed.  I’ve never seen
> more Coot chicks
> anywhere at anytime.  There was a big increase in Blue-winged Teal at the
> lake.  We had 18 shorebird
> species for the day.
>
> Goodest Birding,
>
> Mary and Lou Truex
> ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
> Lawton
>
> Tillman - Hackberry Flat Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
> Jul 29, 2015 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 21.0 mile(s)
> 59 species (+5 other taxa)
>
> Fulvous Whistling-Duck  2     In flight.  Black underwings, tan body,
> white tail-band.
> Wood Duck  6
> American Wigeon  9     Actual count
> Mallard  18
> Blue-winged Teal  275     Actual count
> Northern Shoveler  4
> Northern Pintail  2
> Redhead  225
> Ruddy Duck  96
> Northern Bobwhite  28
> Pied-billed Grebe  X
> Eared Grebe  79    44 chicks, 35 adults.
> Great Blue Heron  7
> Great Egret  8
> Little Blue Heron  2
> Cattle Egret  7
> Black-crowned Night-Heron  6
> Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  4
> White-faced Ibis  8
> Glossy/White-faced Ibis  51
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> King Rail  1
> Common Gallinule  1
> American Coot  700     Possibly in the 700's with 400+ chicks out in the
> back units.
> Black-necked Stilt  217     121 chicks, 96 adults.
> American Avocet  78     17 chicks, 61 adults
> Snowy Plover  1
> Killdeer  X
> Spotted Sandpiper  1
> Solitary Sandpiper  19
> Greater Yellowlegs  43
> Lesser Yellowlegs  225
> Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  75
> Upland Sandpiper  7
> Long-billed Curlew  1
> Stilt Sandpiper  171     Actual count
> Baird's Sandpiper  19
> Least Sandpiper  14
> Pectoral Sandpiper  1
> Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
> peep sp.  25
> Short-billed Dowitcher  3     Orange chested, spotting surrounded by buff
> color, not white.  Tertials very busy looking, not clean like the LBDO.
> Long-billed Dowitcher  5
> Wilson's Phalarope  88
> Black Tern  74
> Forster's Tern  2
> Eurasian Collared-Dove  5
> Mourning Dove  X
> Great Horned Owl  2
> Common Nighthawk  21
> Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
> American Kestrel  1
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  8
> Loggerhead Shrike  2
> Horned Lark  3
> Barn Swallow  15
> Cliff Swallow  200
> swallow sp.  100
> Northern Mockingbird  1
> Lark Sparrow  2
> Dickcissel  X
> Red-winged Blackbird  X
> Western/Eastern Meadowlark  8
> Common Grackle  35
> Great-tailed Grackle  45
>
Subject: Hackberry Flat 7-29-2015
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:55:14 -0500
Hello Everyone,

I birded Hackberry Flat with 2 biologists from the Wichita Mountains and Kelvin 
Schoonover, the 

biologist at Hackberry Flat, today. I certainly had a goodest time and we saw 
some goodest birds. 

We had a Common Gallinule on the N boundary road on the N side of the road at 
the inlet valve. 

We had a Long-billed Curlew fly over us out of the Millet unit. We had 44 Eared 
Grebe chicks and 

121 Black-necked Stilt chicks from 15% to 90% developed. I’ve never seen more 
Coot chicks 

anywhere at anytime. There was a big increase in Blue-winged Teal at the lake. 
We had 18 shorebird 

species for the day.

Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
Lawton

Tillman - Hackberry Flat Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Jul 29, 2015 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
21.0 mile(s)
59 species (+5 other taxa)

Fulvous Whistling-Duck 2 In flight. Black underwings, tan body, white 
tail-band. 

Wood Duck  6
American Wigeon  9     Actual count
Mallard  18
Blue-winged Teal  275     Actual count
Northern Shoveler  4
Northern Pintail  2
Redhead  225
Ruddy Duck  96
Northern Bobwhite  28
Pied-billed Grebe  X
Eared Grebe  79    44 chicks, 35 adults.
Great Blue Heron  7
Great Egret  8
Little Blue Heron  2
Cattle Egret  7
Black-crowned Night-Heron  6
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  4
White-faced Ibis  8
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  51
Red-tailed Hawk  1
King Rail  1
Common Gallinule  1
American Coot 700 Possibly in the 700's with 400+ chicks out in the back units. 

Black-necked Stilt  217     121 chicks, 96 adults.
American Avocet  78     17 chicks, 61 adults
Snowy Plover  1
Killdeer  X
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  19
Greater Yellowlegs  43
Lesser Yellowlegs  225
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  75
Upland Sandpiper  7
Long-billed Curlew  1
Stilt Sandpiper  171     Actual count
Baird's Sandpiper  19
Least Sandpiper  14
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
peep sp.  25
Short-billed Dowitcher 3 Orange chested, spotting surrounded by buff color, not 
white. Tertials very busy looking, not clean like the LBDO. 

Long-billed Dowitcher  5
Wilson's Phalarope  88
Black Tern  74
Forster's Tern  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  5
Mourning Dove  X
Great Horned Owl  2
Common Nighthawk  21
Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
American Kestrel  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  8
Loggerhead Shrike  2
Horned Lark  3
Barn Swallow  15
Cliff Swallow  200
swallow sp.  100
Northern Mockingbird  1
Lark Sparrow  2
Dickcissel  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  8
Common Grackle  35
Great-tailed Grackle  45
Subject: Re: White-winged Parakeet/MWC
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:07:57 -0400
I think you are talking about Peach Faced Love Bird. There are considerable 
colonies of them in Phoenix, and Tucson. I had not heard of them in OKC-. They 
are included in most current bird books. ( Nat. Geo Birds of N. Am) Hal Yocum 


.--- Jan Dolph  wrote: 
> Could you please describe what the Conure parrot looks like? I looked it up 
on the Internet and found many different colors. I have been feeding a small 
parrot for over a year that comes twice daily. I live off Council Road and 
Northwest Highway. He comes from the North. I realize this is not your friends 
bird that comes to my house. But, if she can’t capture her bird it may give 
her some comfort to know that other parrots do make it when the weather is bad. 
The one that comes to my house was called a Peached faced something parrot. I 
just can’t remember right off hand the name. I have a picture some place. I 
will try to find the name. You can hear him coming and he will not come down 
from the trees if I am in the yard. He looks very healthy and a beautiful 
green, blue and yellow tail feathers. He still comes with his friends the 
sparrows. 

> 
>  
> 
> I can see the Mississippi Kites from my house flying higher up in the sky. At 
the beginning of summer they were in a tree very close to me. They would fly 
right down by my head in the back yard. I was so afraid they would build a 
nest. Usually, the MK are closer to 50th and Council I believe. Most of my 
trees are not that high. 

> 
>  
> 
> Please let me know about the Conure parrot.
> 
>  
> 
> Happy birding,
> 
>  
> 
> Jan Dolph
> 
> Northwest Oklahoma City, OK
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of James Hubbell
> Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:11 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Re: White-winged Parakeet/MWC
> 
>  
> 
> On this subject. Be on the look out in Bethany. My friend that lives there 
had a Conure Parrot escape yesterday. He is still in the area. He was heard 
yelling at Mississippi Kites. Along 36th, between council and Lake Overholser. 
If any one see or captures this please let me know. My Friend would really like 
to get his John Bon Jovi back. 

> 
>  
> 
> Thanks
> 
>  
> 
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Lindell Dillon  
wrote: 

> 
> Might put out some colored parrot food and lure it. In 2004 a Lutino 
Cockatiel showed up at one of my feeders. Took me about a week to catch her, 
but we did. Eleven years later, Peaches is still with us. She's a great watch 
bird. Lets out a big alarm call if she sees anything in the back yard she deems 
dangerous. That includes crows, hawks, blue jays, cats, dogs, and humans. 

> 
>  
> 
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 8:08 AM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
> I just observed and heard calling a White-winged Parakeet in the trees in our 
yard. it flew across the road and sat in a tree chattering for a few 

> 
> minutes before flying off. I could hear it calling from somewhere just to the 
east of us for a few minutes so it’s still in the neighborhood. 

> 
>  
> 
> I tried calling to it and it did turn around and look at me but that was it. 
It most likely is an escapee from the large flea market that goes on each 

> 
> weekend at the corner of NE 23rd and Midwest Blvd. this is just a half mile 
north of us. 

> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>                 Jimmy Woodard
> 
>                 Midwest City, OK
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
Subject: Re: Status of Sprague's Pipit
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:59:07 -0500
Thanks, Gene! I learn so much more when I query the community.



On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 8:37 PM, EUGENE YOUNG  wrote:

>  On previous email, should be Fed Register!
>
>  LPN  is listing priority number, ranges from 1-12, you can find what
> each # means on FWS web pages, or FR from ca 1983!  Since it went from 8-11
> it should remain a candidate, but very low priority!  The lower the # the
> greater the priority for listing under ESA!
>
>  Timeframes for actions are listed in the FRs, in some instances dictated
> by statute (ESA, or other associated regs, ex. NEPA), or by courts!
>
>  If you read the FR you will notice they take into account BBS data, CBC
> data plus other data provided in previous public comment periods!  Thus,
> the movement from 8 to 11 is the same process that took the Lesser
> Prairie-chicken from a high LPN up to a 2 and eventually to listing as T!
> Same process that removed the Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon from listing!
>
>  This may help:
>
>  http://www.fws.gov/Midwest/endangered/glossary/index.html
>
>  Gene
>
> Gene Young Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 28, 2015, at 7:43 PM, Russell Doughty 
> wrote:
>
>   Gene, thanks! It does say LPN 11 - for what does that stand? So is it
> expected that it will be removed as a candidate? I'm putting together some
> educational materials and I don't want it to be out-of-date tomorrow.
>
>  Thanks again.
>
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 7:31 PM, EUGENE YOUNG 
> wrote:
>
>>  The USFWS will make a final decision on the Candidate listing status
>> going from an 8 to an 11, which means the species is doing better than
>> previously believed!
>>
>>  Gene Young
>> NOC, Tonkawa
>>
>> Gene Young Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jul 28, 2015, at 7:03 PM, Russell Doughty 
>> wrote:
>>
>>   Howdy all,
>>
>>  I'm curious as to the listing status of Sprague's Pipit (*Anthus
>> spragueii*). It has been a candidate since Sept 2010, but appears in the
>> ODWC powerpoint of listed species noting, "USFWS to take listing further
>> action by Sept 30, 2015. It's not clear to me what this statement means.
>>
>>  Thanks,
>>
>>  Russ
>>
>>
>>
>