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Updated on Sunday, September 14 at 08:24 PM EST
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Summer Tanager,©Barry Kent Mackay

14 Sep warblers here [Sue Selman ]
14 Sep Re: warblers [Foundation Subscriber ]
14 Sep Midwest City birds/hummer torpor? [Jimmy Woodard ]
14 Sep warblers [Jan Dolph ]
14 Sep Busy Morning at Lake Yahola [Bill Carrell ]
14 Sep Rose Lake and Lake Overholser [Matthew Jung ]
14 Sep Pine Siskin [Nancy Reed ]
13 Sep Nashville Warblers [Lewis Pond ]
13 Sep Taylor Lake 09-13-14 [Bill Adams ]
13 Sep Redheads of rare bird alert [Henthorn1 ]
13 Sep Warblers in Tulsa [Tamara Srader ]
13 Sep Rose Lake and Lake Overholser Friday [William Diffin ]
12 Sep Cimarron County Additions [Bill Carrell ]
12 Sep Re: OOS Fall Meeting Oct. 10-12, Stillwater, OK [Mia Revels ]
12 Sep Re: OOS Fall Meeting Oct. 10-12, Stillwater, OK [Timothy O'Connell ]
12 Sep OOS Fall Meeting Oct. 10-12, Stillwater, OK [Mia Revels ]
11 Sep Red Slough today [David Arbour ]
11 Sep Black Vultures in Central Oklahoma [Brush Freeman ]
11 Sep Hallelujah! Water in Moffett! (Sequoyah County) [Sandy Berger ]
11 Sep Western Oklahoma Trip [Bill Carrell ]
11 Sep Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma ["Esther M. Key" ]
11 Sep Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma ["Esther M. Key" ]
10 Sep Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma [Foundation Subscriber ]
10 Sep Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma [Ken or Carol Williams ]
10 Sep Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma [Dan Hough ]
10 Sep Black Vultures in central Oklahoma [John Shackford ]
10 Sep Eagle at Prairie Dog Point Lake Hefner [Calvin Rees ]
10 Sep Re: Laughing Gull, adult - Hefner [Foundation Subscriber ]
10 Sep Laughing Gull, adult - Hefner [John Hurd ]
9 Sep Red Slough Bird Survey - Sep. 9 [David Arbour ]
9 Sep Re: Rose Lake Monday Afternoon [Matthew Jung ]
9 Sep Re: L Hefner R Turnstone [Patricia Velte ]
9 Sep Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city ["Curtis, Tom" ]
9 Sep Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city [John Fisher ]
9 Sep Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city [Foundation Subscriber ]
9 Sep Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city [John Bates ]
9 Sep L Hefner R Turnstone [William Diffin ]
9 Sep Rose Lake Monday Afternoon [William Diffin ]
8 Sep Re: Off-topic sighting: porcupine [Dan Hough ]
8 Sep Re: Off-topic sighting: porcupine [John Fisher ]
8 Sep Off-topic sighting: porcupine ["Curtis, Tom" ]
7 Sep Pathfinder Parkway on 9-7-2014 [Mary Peterson ]
7 Sep Osprey at Yahola [Lewis Pond ]
7 Sep L Hefner Ruddy Turnstone [William Diffin ]
7 Sep First real days of Fall of South Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
6 Sep Southern Oklahoma 09-06-14 [Bill Adams ]
6 Sep Re: Stillwater migrant fallout [Jonah Padberg ]
6 Sep Saturday Morning, A Few Migrants [Bill Carrell ]
6 Sep Western Tanager and Vermillion Flycatcher pics ["john.polo" ]
6 Sep Stillwater migrant fallout [Scott Loss ]
6 Sep OKC lakes in the rain [JOS GRZYBOWSKI ]
6 Sep Re: in the midst of a major fallout? [Sharon Henthorn ]
6 Sep in the midst of a major fallout? [Timothy O'Connell ]
6 Sep Wilson's Warbler [Lewis Pond ]
5 Sep Red Slough Bird Survey - Sep. 5 [David Arbour ]
5 Sep Yellow Warbler in the yard all day [Lewis Pond ]
4 Sep Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city [Foundation Subscriber ]
4 Sep Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city [Jan Dolph ]
4 Sep Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city [John Bates ]
4 Sep Re: Terns at Lake Yahola [Sandy Berger ]
4 Sep Roadrunners in Okla. city [John Bates ]
4 Sep Re: Terns at Lake Yahola [John Bates ]
4 Sep Re: Terns at Lake Yahola [Doug Wood ]
4 Sep Re: Terns at Lake Yahola [Lewis Pond ]
4 Sep Re: Terns at Lake Yahola [Terry Mitchell ]
4 Sep Terns at Lake Yahola [Lewis Pond ]
2 Sep Re: Fwd: Crested Caracara, NW Barber county probably not chaseable [Chad Ellis ]
2 Sep PCAS September Potluck - Thursday night! [Timothy O'Connell ]
2 Sep Re: Fwd: Crested Caracara, NW Barber county probably not chaseable [Larry Mays ]
2 Sep House finches [Steve Harrison ]
2 Sep Fwd: Crested Caracara, NW Barber county probably not chaseable [Chad Ellis ]
2 Sep Re: Black Mesa [Mark Cromwell ]
1 Sep Black Mesa [John Polo ]
1 Sep Turkey ["David F. Evans" ]
1 Sep Re: Lake Hefner [Foundation Subscriber ]
1 Sep Lake Hefner [Matthew Jung ]

Subject: warblers here
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:57:02 -0500
Does anyone know if warblers frequent NW Oklahoma?
Sue
Subject: Re: warblers
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:14:38 -0500
Warblers seen in Mitch Park so far are: Wilson's (3x), orange crowned( at least 
2x-? 3x ) , yellow ( most at 5-10) . Personally I have seen : Wilson 's -1, 
Orange crown -0, and yellow-4. 

Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 14, 2014, at 6:22 PM, Jan Dolph  wrote:
> 
> Sept. 14, 2914
>  
> Has anyone seen any warblers around Northwest Expressway and Council Road? I 
have had only two in the last two weeks. They were so fast at my fountain I 
could not identify them. Have they been seen at Mitch Park in Edmond or any 
other place I might check? 

>  
>  
> Happy birding,
>  
> Jan Dolph
> Oklahoma City, OK
Subject: Midwest City birds/hummer torpor?
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:11:03 -0500
                                Nadine and I walked in Joe Barnes Park
yesterday evening. We saw a Nashville Warbler, unidentified Empid, several
woodpeckers including

                Redheads, a couple of Red-shouldered Hawks, and one out of
place Dickcissel.

                                This morning, I rode thru the park but the
only new bird found was a WB Nuthatch. 

 

                                Also this morning, I looked outside at the
hummer feeder about 7:10AM. I saw what I thought was a leaf with the stem
dangling off one

                of the perches. It was pointed straight down below the
feeder. When I opened the door, the leaf turned into a hummer and flew away.
The only

                explanation I can come up with is the bird was in some kind
of torpor and clinging to the perch upside down. I guess it woke up and flew
away.

 

 

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: warblers
From: Jan Dolph <russetdm AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:22:16 -0500
Sept. 14, 2914

 

Has anyone seen any warblers around Northwest Expressway and Council Road?
I have had only two in the last two weeks.  They were so fast at my fountain
I could not identify them.  Have they been seen at Mitch Park in Edmond or
any other place I might check?

 

 

Happy birding,

 

Jan Dolph

Oklahoma City, OK
Subject: Busy Morning at Lake Yahola
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:55:08 -0500
Hello All,

                Okay, I was happy with seeing my first Caspian Tern of the
year as I pulled into the parking lot. After that a first-cycle Sabine's
Gull and  juvenile Jaeger, likely Parasitic. Also a fly-by from a Peregrine
Falcon for the second day in a row kind of finished things off. The Jaeger
showed a pale buffy nape contrasting with the top of the head, notable
white flashes at the base of the primaries on the top side of the wing (as
well as the underside), pale upper-tail coverts, very short extension of
the central tail feathers, longish thin bill, pale at the base with a dark
tip. It was last seen about 9:30 spiraling up on a thermal, then dropping
and disappearing behind the tree line.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Rose Lake and Lake Overholser
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:12:08 -0500
Went back to Rose Lake for the 4th (!!) day in order to find that
Marbled Godwit reported by Bill Diffin and today I finally saw it
among a the Snowy Egrets and took a few photos.  Many avocets and ibis
are poking around for groceries and there are a few Northern Shovelers
mixed in with the BW Teal and Mallards.  There was a Cooper's Hawk,
across the west playa, sitting on a snag just watching and waiting on
a chance to feed - a pair of birders pointed the hawk out to me.

A Bald Eagle was present at Overholser, it was sitting in the shallows
of the long sand bar.

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Pine Siskin
From: Nancy Reed <reednancy1717 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:08:27 -0500
FOS Pine Siskin at my backyard feeder today. 

Nancy Reed
Norman

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Nashville Warblers
From: Lewis Pond <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:43:35 -0700
Had four Nashville Warblers in the yard today (Sand Springs).
Subject: Taylor Lake 09-13-14
From: Bill Adams <ba1980 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:39:00 -0700
Made a quick trip out to Taylor Lake this afternoon. Highlights were 
Prothonotary (1), Yellow Warblers and a pair of Chickadees checking out what 
looked like an old woodpecker hole. 


Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Bluebird
House Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Prothonotary Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Hummingbird

Bill Adams
Duncan, OK
Subject: Redheads of rare bird alert
From: Henthorn1 <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:45:47 -0500
Joe, this series of ponds is common for redheads when they are not found 
elsewhere. Sharon 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Warblers in Tulsa
From: Tamara Srader <justabirdthing AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:21:25 -0500
Went to the pedestrian bridge Friday evening for a walk and in the East
side of Riverside Drive on the trail there were several Wilson's warblers
and also a Black and White warbler.  Got a few photos and will post them
later today... But lots of activity on the trail.

Tamara Srader
Prague, Ok
Subject: Rose Lake and Lake Overholser Friday
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 03:27:02 -0500
Rose Lake - not much change from earlier in the week. Marbled Godwit still
present. Got a count of the waders but not the ducks. The light was dingy.

Great Blue Heron - 3
Great Egret - 28
Little Blue Heron - 10
Snowy Egret - 121
Dark Ibis - 12
American Avocet - 30
Marbled Godwit - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 5
Lesser Yellowlegs - 2
Semipalmated/Western SP - 2
Least SP - 35
Stilt Sandpiper - 100
Wilson's Phalarope - 1
Black Tern - 8
Barn Swallow - 120

Lake Overholser mud flats from west side - two Black-bellied Plovers and
one Semipalmated Plover. 88 Least Sandpipers, 20 Am White Pelicans.

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: Cimarron County Additions
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:46:23 -0500
Hello All,

            Neglected to mention on the previous post, saw Vermillion
Flycatchers in Kenton and the State park.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Re: OOS Fall Meeting Oct. 10-12, Stillwater, OK
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:37:38 -0500
Thanks Tim!
And, actually this time it was my fault. I have had the darndest time
getting that announcement copies and pasted in the correct format.  I've
been focusing on that and totally forgot about the original error.
Sorry!
Mia

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Timothy O'Connell  wrote:

> Just a wee correction - through an oversight on my part, there are two
> versions of this announcement that have circulated with one crucial
> difference:  Unless he's planning to surprise me, Ted Floyd will NOT be
> signing books at our Silent Auction.  He did that for us back in 2010!
>
> That said, I hope you will join us in Stillwater Oct. 10–12.  Traffic will
> be light as our Cowboys have an away game that weekend and the birding
> should be pretty good around here.  Add to that what promises to be an
> exciting banquet presentation from Scott Loss and some great talks from our
> students and other researchers, and it's shaping up to be an outstanding
> weekend.
> ~Tim O'Connell
>
>
>
>
> On Sep 12, 2014, at 7:29 AM, Mia Revels wrote:
>
> Mark your calendars and register early for the banquet and reduced
> registration!  Deadline for early registration is September 30. I hope to
> see you there!
>
> Oklahoma Ornithological Society
> 2014 Fall Meeting, Oct. 10–12
> Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
>
> Welcome back to Stillwater for the Fall Meeting of the Oklahoma
> Ornithological Society!
>
> You are cordially invited to the fall 2014 technical meeting of the OOS at
> Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. (Directions:
> http://wwc.okstate.edu/ieo.aspx?page=105). Registration will begin Friday
> afternoon from 5-7 at Ag Hall on the OSU campus, followed by sharing of
> members’ bird photos of 2014 (limit 10/photographer). Bring your 10
> best/worst/most interesting digital photos and we will ooh and aah over
> them.  Saturday morning will feature two birding field trips (one
> specifically for beginners). Saturday afternoon will feature our annual
> business meeting for OOS members followed by scientific presentations on
> avian research. The weekend will conclude with a field trip Sunday morning.
>
> Banquet Speaker: We are pleased this year to host as our banquet speaker
> Dr. Scott Loss, Assistant Professor in the department of Natural Resource
> Ecology and Management at OSU.  Scott joined our faculty in 2013 following
> a post-doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center where
> he conducted groundbreaking work on sources of mortality affecting wild
> birds.  His work has been cited more than 600 times in the peer-reviewed
> literature, and has been featured many hundreds of times in national and
> international news outlets.
>
> For our banquet presentation, Scott will present A Comparison of Different
> Sources of Accidental Human-Caused Bird Mortality in the US.
>
> Field trip locations for the 2014 meeting:
> Lake Carl Blackwell: http://lcb.okstate.edu/
> OSU Botanic Garden: http://www.osubotanicalgarden.okstate.edu/
> Boomer Lake: http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.685
>
> On Saturday afternoon, we will reconvene after the field trips at the Wes
> Watkins Center on the OSU campus.  Registration will again be open by 1:30
> pm, at which time our Silent Auction will begin.  Please bring items for
> the Silent Auction!  Come ready to bid, pick up neat bird-related items,
> and know that your money will benefit the OOS.  Sunday morning will include
> an optional birding trip or you can bird your way (safely!) home.  We hope
> that you can encourage others to attend, whether OOS members, students,
> professionals, professors, amateurs, and new faces.  See you there and
> bring a friend!
>
> MEETING SCHEDULE
>
> FRIDAY
> 5:00–7:00 pm Registration at Room 014, Ag Hall, corner of Monroe St and
> Farm Rd.
> 6:30-7:30 Executive Board Meeting, Room 001, Ag Hall.
> 8:00–9:00 Join us for an evening of bird photos.  Bring your own on flash
> drive or just sit back and enjoy the pictures and bird chat.  Room 014, Ag
> Hall.
>
> SATURDAY
> 7:00 am–11:30 Morning field trip 1 to Lake Carl Blackwell (Leader: Tim
> O’Connell).  Carpool will meet at Ag Hall at 7:00 with anticipated arrival
> at LCB 7:30.
> 8:00 am–11:30 Morning field trip 2 to the OSU Botanic Garden (Leader:
> TBA).  Carpool will meet at Ag Hall at 8:00 with anticipated arrival by
> 8:15.
> 12:00–1:30 Lunch at your leisure in Stillwater.
> 1:30 Silent Auction begins at the Wes Watkins Center.  Bid early, bid
> often….  Ted Floyd will be available for book signing.
> 2:00¬–2:30 OOS Business meeting, Wes Watkins Center.  All are encouraged
> to attend and participate.
> 2:30–5:30 Technical session of oral and poster presentations on
> ornithological research.
> 5:45 Silent Auction closes.
> 6:30–8:30 Banquet begins.  You must prepay for the banquet.  If you have
> specific nutrition concerns, contact Tim O’Connell (
> tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu) for arrangements. After dinner, Scott Loss will
> present on “A Comparison of Different Sources of Accidental Human-Caused
> Bird Mortality in the US.
>
> SUNDAY
> 7:00 am –9:00 am Birding field trip to Boomer Lake, N. Washington St.,
> Stillwater.
>
> CONFERENCE HOTELS
>
> There are many options for lodging in Stillwater, although they can be a
> bit pricey.  (Google “Stillwater OK lodging” for a list of options
> georeferenced on Google Maps.) We have a block of 10 rooms reserved at the
> Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Stillwater (405-372-7100):
> 
http://www.microtelinn.com/hotels/oklahoma/stillwater/microtel-inn-and-suites-stillwater/hotel-overview?cid=local. 

> The group rate is $89.95 (+ tax) per night.  Mention “Oklahoma
> Ornithological Society” to get the rate, and be sure to make your
> reservation by Sep. 26. The Microtel Inn is about 1 mi. east of the Wes
> Watkins Center on E. Hall of Fame Avenue.
>
> There might be cheaper options for lodging, so please do not feel
> obligated to find a room in the reserved block. There are, of course, great
> camping opportunities at Lake Carl Blackwell, Lake McMurtry (
> http://www.lakemcmurtry.com/), and other sites in the area.
>
> Questions?  Contact Tim O’Connell via email (tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu) or
> phone: 405-744-7593.
>
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> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>
> Please register by filling out this form with payment (preferred) or you
> may pay on site.  The registration fee helps cover our costs for organizing
> the meeting.  Prices are per person.  To qualify for early registration,
> your payment must be received by Sep. 30.
>
> Registration Fees Early On Site Quantity Total
> Student (non-member) $15 $25 _______ ______
> Student (member) $10 $20 _______ ______
> OOS member $20 $30 _______ ______
> OOS non-member $30 $40 _______ ______
> Banquet $20 PAY IN ADVANCE_______ ______
> ______________________________________________________________
>
> Total Amount $______
>
> NAME (S)______________________________________________________________
>
> AFFILIATION___________________________________________________________
>
> ADDRESS______________________________________________________________
>
> EMAIL___________________________ PHONE_______________________
>
> Send form with check made out to OOS to:  Nadine Varner, 7845 NE 18th St.,
> Oklahoma City, OK 73141.
>
> --
> Mia Revels, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biology
> Northeastern State University
> 611 Grand Ave.
> Tahlequah, Oklahoma
> (918) 444-3824
> revels AT nsuok.edu
>
>
> ***CONFIDENTIALITY*** -This e-mail (including any attachments) may
> contain confidential, proprietary and privileged information. Any
> unauthorized disclosure or use of this information is prohibited.
>
>
>


-- 
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
revels AT nsuok.edu


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Subject: Re: OOS Fall Meeting Oct. 10-12, Stillwater, OK
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:32:05 -0500
Just a wee correction - through an oversight on my part, there are two versions 
of this announcement that have circulated with one crucial difference: Unless 
he's planning to surprise me, Ted Floyd will NOT be signing books at our Silent 
Auction. He did that for us back in 2010! 


That said, I hope you will join us in Stillwater Oct. 10–12. Traffic will be 
light as our Cowboys have an away game that weekend and the birding should be 
pretty good around here. Add to that what promises to be an exciting banquet 
presentation from Scott Loss and some great talks from our students and other 
researchers, and it's shaping up to be an outstanding weekend. 

~Tim O'Connell




On Sep 12, 2014, at 7:29 AM, Mia Revels wrote:

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

> 
> Oklahoma Ornithological Society
> 2014 Fall Meeting, Oct. 10–12
> Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
> 
> Welcome back to Stillwater for the Fall Meeting of the Oklahoma 
Ornithological Society! 

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

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

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

> 
> Field trip locations for the 2014 meeting:
> Lake Carl Blackwell: http://lcb.okstate.edu/
> OSU Botanic Garden: http://www.osubotanicalgarden.okstate.edu/
> Boomer Lake: http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.685
> 
> On Saturday afternoon, we will reconvene after the field trips at the Wes 
Watkins Center on the OSU campus. Registration will again be open by 1:30 pm, 
at which time our Silent Auction will begin. Please bring items for the Silent 
Auction! Come ready to bid, pick up neat bird-related items, and know that your 
money will benefit the OOS. Sunday morning will include an optional birding 
trip or you can bird your way (safely!) home. We hope that you can encourage 
others to attend, whether OOS members, students, professionals, professors, 
amateurs, and new faces. See you there and bring a friend! 

> 
> MEETING SCHEDULE 
> 
> FRIDAY 
> 5:00–7:00 pm Registration at Room 014, Ag Hall, corner of Monroe St and 
Farm Rd. 

> 6:30-7:30	Executive Board Meeting, Room 001, Ag Hall.
> 8:00–9:00 Join us for an evening of bird photos. Bring your own on flash 
drive or just sit back and enjoy the pictures and bird chat. Room 014, Ag Hall. 

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

> 8:00 am–11:30 Morning field trip 2 to the OSU Botanic Garden (Leader: TBA). 
Carpool will meet at Ag Hall at 8:00 with anticipated arrival by 8:15. 

> 12:00–1:30	Lunch at your leisure in Stillwater.
> 1:30 Silent Auction begins at the Wes Watkins Center. Bid early, bid 
often…. Ted Floyd will be available for book signing. 

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

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

> 5:45	Silent Auction closes.  
> 6:30–8:30 Banquet begins. You must prepay for the banquet. If you have 
specific nutrition concerns, contact Tim O’Connell (tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu) 
for arrangements. After dinner, Scott Loss will present on “A Comparison of 
Different Sources of Accidental Human-Caused Bird Mortality in the US. 

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

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

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

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

> 
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> 
> Please register by filling out this form with payment (preferred) or you may 
pay on site. The registration fee helps cover our costs for organizing the 
meeting. Prices are per person. To qualify for early registration, your payment 
must be received by Sep. 30. 

> 
> Registration Fees		Early		On Site		Quantity		Total
> Student (non-member)	$15		$25		_______		______
> Student (member)		$10		$20		_______		______
> OOS member			$20		$30		_______		______
> OOS non-member		$30		$40		_______		______
> Banquet			$20		PAY IN ADVANCE_______	______
> ______________________________________________________________
> 
> Total Amount										$______
> 
> NAME (S)______________________________________________________________
> 
> AFFILIATION___________________________________________________________
> 
> ADDRESS______________________________________________________________
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> EMAIL___________________________		PHONE_______________________
> 
> Send form with check made out to OOS to: Nadine Varner, 7845 NE 18th St., 
Oklahoma City, OK 73141. 

> 
> -- 
> Mia Revels, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biology
> Northeastern State University
> 611 Grand Ave. 
> Tahlequah, Oklahoma
> (918) 444-3824
> revels AT nsuok.edu
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Subject: OOS Fall Meeting Oct. 10-12, Stillwater, OK
From: Mia Revels <revels AT NSUOK.EDU>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:29:54 -0500
Mark your calendars and register early for the banquet and reduced
registration!  Deadline for early registration is September 30. I hope to
see you there!

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

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

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

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

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

Field trip locations for the 2014 meeting:
Lake Carl Blackwell: http://lcb.okstate.edu/
OSU Botanic Garden: http://www.osubotanicalgarden.okstate.edu/
Boomer Lake: http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.685

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

MEETING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
5:00–7:00 pm Registration at Room 014, Ag Hall, corner of Monroe St and
Farm Rd.
6:30-7:30 Executive Board Meeting, Room 001, Ag Hall.
8:00–9:00 Join us for an evening of bird photos.  Bring your own on flash
drive or just sit back and enjoy the pictures and bird chat.  Room 014, Ag
Hall.

SATURDAY
7:00 am–11:30 Morning field trip 1 to Lake Carl Blackwell (Leader: Tim
O’Connell).  Carpool will meet at Ag Hall at 7:00 with anticipated arrival
at LCB 7:30.
8:00 am–11:30 Morning field trip 2 to the OSU Botanic Garden (Leader: TBA).
 Carpool will meet at Ag Hall at 8:00 with anticipated arrival by 8:15.
12:00–1:30 Lunch at your leisure in Stillwater.
1:30 Silent Auction begins at the Wes Watkins Center.  Bid early, bid
often….  Ted Floyd will be available for book signing.
2:00¬–2:30 OOS Business meeting, Wes Watkins Center.  All are encouraged to
attend and participate.
2:30–5:30 Technical session of oral and poster presentations on
ornithological research.
5:45 Silent Auction closes.
6:30–8:30 Banquet begins.  You must prepay for the banquet.  If you have
specific nutrition concerns, contact Tim O’Connell (tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu)
for arrangements. After dinner, Scott Loss will present on “A Comparison of
Different Sources of Accidental Human-Caused Bird Mortality in the US.

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

CONFERENCE HOTELS

There are many options for lodging in Stillwater, although they can be a
bit pricey.  (Google “Stillwater OK lodging” for a list of options
georeferenced on Google Maps.) We have a block of 10 rooms reserved at the
Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Stillwater (405-372-7100):

http://www.microtelinn.com/hotels/oklahoma/stillwater/microtel-inn-and-suites-stillwater/hotel-overview?cid=local. 

The group rate is $89.95 (+ tax) per night.  Mention “Oklahoma
Ornithological Society” to get the rate, and be sure to make your
reservation by Sep. 26. The Microtel Inn is about 1 mi. east of the Wes
Watkins Center on E. Hall of Fame Avenue.

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

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

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Please register by filling out this form with payment (preferred) or you
may pay on site.  The registration fee helps cover our costs for organizing
the meeting.  Prices are per person.  To qualify for early registration,
your payment must be received by Sep. 30.

Registration Fees Early On Site Quantity Total
Student (non-member) $15 $25 _______ ______
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Send form with check made out to OOS to:  Nadine Varner, 7845 NE 18th St.,
Oklahoma City, OK 73141.

-- 
Mia Revels, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Northeastern State University
611 Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
(918) 444-3824
revels AT nsuok.edu


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Subject: Red Slough today
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:14:42 -0500
I arrived at Red Slough today after the storms passed through.  Checked
Otter Lake for any gulls and terns that the storms may have dropped off.
Found 1 Caspian Tern and 8 Forster's Terns.  Also had a Neotropic Cormorant
of which I hadn't seen any around in about a month.  Anhingas were present
as usual and there were at least 8 Common Gallinules on Lotus Lake.  There
were 2 juvenile Wood Storks feeding in a puddle at the NE corner of unit 44.

 

David 
Subject: Black Vultures in Central Oklahoma
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:28:26 -0500
 You should be able to find numerous records in Ebird including from me in 
Carter Co. If that is not too far south of central. 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Hallelujah! Water in Moffett! (Sequoyah County)
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:23:24 -0500
For the first time in three plus years, there is standing water in the fields 
of the Moffett river bottoms. A lot of water. Water that's not going to be 
sucked right up by the earth. I ran over this afternoon knowing I probably 
wouldn't see any birds yet. But I just had to see how much water there was. I 
was pleasantly surprise to see three Black Terns flying about, catching 
insects, over one flooded field. I shall keep returning over the next few days 
in hopes of more birds. Farmers have reclaimed a lot of the land and it's still 
in soy. But there's enough open spots to be hopeful. 


Historically, many species of shorebirds have used the bottoms to stop, and 
rest and feed in, on their biannual migration. I have seen 33 shorebird species 
there. Where there's shorebirds, there's Peregrine Falcons and Merlin. Uncommon 
species also include Cinnamon Teal, Tricolored Heron, and White Ibis. It's a 
magical place, but only when there's water. 


Sandy B.
FS, AR
Sent from my iPad
Subject: Western Oklahoma Trip
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:40:16 -0500
Hello All,

             Made a run out west through Salt Plains and on to the Black
Mesa area, cut a day short by a cranky (or un-cranky) car battery. Not much
migrant activity at SP, plenty of water in Sand Creek Bay and the Sandpiper
trail, none in any of the other impoundments. Best bird of the trip was
seen in Black Mesa State Park, an immature female Broad-Tailed Hummingbird.
It was first seen Sunday evening hawking insects in the Petrified Forest
area, then later at the camp host feeders, then again at the feeders early
Monday morning. It was larger than the Black-Chins, with extensive buffy
coloring on the underside. Never fanned it's tail, but brief tail flicks
showed no obvious rufous. The park and Watson's Crossing (of the Cimarron
river) were the most active spots, one Brewer's Sparrow was seen in a flock
of Clay-Colored at the latter location, along with Wilson's and
Orange-Crowned Warblers. There was a small army of Red-Breasted Nuthatches
in the park (precursor of an irruption year?), exhibiting a behavior I had
not seen before, flycatching. In fact, one flew within inches of my face,
hopefully snagging one of the mosquitoes that were pestering me. Other
migrants in the park included Black-Headed Grosbeak, several Western Wood
Pewees, a few empis, none identified as yet, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet and a
small flock of immature Cedar Waxwings snarfing on berries. A male
richardsonii Merlin also made a brief fly by. Did not make it to Benton's,
road conditions were somewhat questionable. Made a brief stop at Optima,
saw two White-Winged Doves on the road back to the highway.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma
From: "Esther M. Key" <emkok AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:19:27 -0500
Don't know what I was thinking, According to my Recorders Reports,

Black Vultures have been reported in the following months in the Central 
Oklahoma Counties

2014- Jan, Feb, Mar, May

2013-Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

2012 --Jan, Sept, Oct

2011 – None

2010 – Apr, May, Summer, Oct

2009 – None

2008 -- None

Some of the reports will be in my write up, the rest will have to be dug 
out.

Esther

On 9/10/2014 2:42 PM, John Shackford wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Does anyone have any records for Black Vulture in central Oklahoma?  I 
> am trying to help Dr. Jack Tyler with a note on this species in 
> southwestern OK.  I have no records myself, but thought some of you 
> skilled birders may have such records.  Negative data, particularly 
> from those who get out often, would be very welcome as well.  Aside to 
> Jimmy Woodard--Jimmy, do you have any records of Black Vulture in 
> central OK?
>
> My thanks to all for listening, and especially those who may have some 
> useful information.
>
> John Shackford
> Edmond
Subject: Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma
From: "Esther M. Key" <emkok AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:07:38 -0500
Black Vultures were reported on the Cleveland County CBC a year or two 
ago and a few times before and after the count.  Patti, I and others saw it.

There was a Black Vulture at Lake Hefner maybe 5 years ago.  Nancy might 
have also seen it.

Just what I remember off the top of my head.

Esther Key
Moore

On 9/10/2014 2:42 PM, John Shackford wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Does anyone have any records for Black Vulture in central Oklahoma?  I 
> am trying to help Dr. Jack Tyler with a note on this species in 
> southwestern OK.  I have no records myself, but thought some of you 
> skilled birders may have such records.  Negative data, particularly 
> from those who get out often, would be very welcome as well.  Aside to 
> Jimmy Woodard--Jimmy, do you have any records of Black Vulture in 
> central OK?
>
> My thanks to all for listening, and especially those who may have some 
> useful information.
>
> John Shackford
> Edmond
Subject: Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:58:45 -0400
I have seen a black vulture circling over the bridge area near the Riverwind 
Casino while traveling I-35 (summer "13). My birding buddies here in Edmond 
have seen them over Mitch Park on at least 1 occasion this summer. I have never 
seen one over Edmond. 

Hal Yocum

---- Ken or Carol Williams  wrote: 
> John,
> 
> I saw 4 Black Vultures about 4 miles south of Ada this afternoon.
> 
> Ken Williams
> Owasso, OK
> http://www.pbase.com/kcswildshots
> 
> 
> On 9/10/2014 2:42 PM, John Shackford wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Does anyone have any records for Black Vulture in central Oklahoma?  I 
> > am trying to help Dr. Jack Tyler with a note on this species in 
> > southwestern OK.  I have no records myself, but thought some of you 
> > skilled birders may have such records.  Negative data, particularly 
> > from those who get out often, would be very welcome as well.  Aside to 
> > Jimmy Woodard--Jimmy, do you have any records of Black Vulture in 
> > central OK?
> >
> > My thanks to all for listening, and especially those who may have some 
> > useful information.
> >
> > John Shackford
> > Edmond
> 
Subject: Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma
From: Ken or Carol Williams <kcwilliams AT TULSACONNECT.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:28:42 -0500
John,

I saw 4 Black Vultures about 4 miles south of Ada this afternoon.

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


On 9/10/2014 2:42 PM, John Shackford wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Does anyone have any records for Black Vulture in central Oklahoma?  I 
> am trying to help Dr. Jack Tyler with a note on this species in 
> southwestern OK.  I have no records myself, but thought some of you 
> skilled birders may have such records.  Negative data, particularly 
> from those who get out often, would be very welcome as well.  Aside to 
> Jimmy Woodard--Jimmy, do you have any records of Black Vulture in 
> central OK?
>
> My thanks to all for listening, and especially those who may have some 
> useful information.
>
> John Shackford
> Edmond
Subject: Re: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma
From: Dan Hough <dhough AT OU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:51:59 -0500
John,

Not sure if you checked the historical records in the OK Wiild Birds 
wiki (from the Sutton summaries).  There are winter records there from 
Oklahoma City and Norman.  May be others, too, depending on what you 
mean by central Oklahoma.

Here is the link to the wiki: 
http://biosurvey.ou.edu/OkWildBird/index.php/Historical:Black_Vulture

Dan

On 09/10/2014 02:42 PM, John Shackford wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Does anyone have any records for Black Vulture in central Oklahoma?  I
> am trying to help Dr. Jack Tyler with a note on this species in
> southwestern OK.  I have no records myself, but thought some of you
> skilled birders may have such records.  Negative data, particularly from
> those who get out often, would be very welcome as well.  Aside to Jimmy
> Woodard--Jimmy, do you have any records of Black Vulture in central OK?
>
> My thanks to all for listening, and especially those who may have some
> useful information.
>
> John Shackford
> Edmond

-- 
Dan Hough			email:dhough AT ou.edu
Oklahoma Biological Survey
Norman, OK  73019
Subject: Black Vultures in central Oklahoma
From: John Shackford <johnshackford AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:42:07 -0500
Hi All,

Does anyone have any records for Black Vulture in central Oklahoma?  I am
trying to help Dr. Jack Tyler with a note on this species in southwestern
OK.  I have no records myself, but thought some of you skilled birders may
have such records.  Negative data, particularly from those who get out
often, would be very welcome as well.  Aside to Jimmy Woodard--Jimmy, do
you have any records of Black Vulture in central OK?

My thanks to all for listening, and especially those who may have some
useful information.

John Shackford
Edmond
Subject: Eagle at Prairie Dog Point Lake Hefner
From: Calvin Rees <calvinok AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:33:51 -0500
Was at Lake Hefner this morning around 10:00am and saw a Bald Eagle at
Prairie Dog Point

 

https://flic.kr/p/oSKyiA

 

https://flic.kr/p/p9YLC4

 

https://flic.kr/p/oSKyxJ

 
Subject: Re: Laughing Gull, adult - Hefner
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:29:47 -0500
I was out at Lake Hefner this AM. I drove west side first. Tree was a small 
flock (20-25) ibis in the cove to the north of prairie dog point . They were 
mixed in with a small group of little blue herons (10) and a few yellowlegs. 
PDPoint itself had a mature bald eagle sitting on it. The usual herons and 
egrets were present . Saw an Empidonax near the spillway . 

On the east side I drove to kite surfing area and walked up along the shore to 
east end of the dam. All gulls I saw were ring bills. Missed the laughing gull 
but spotted the rusty turnstone ( 1 bird only and immature) about straight out 
fro big cottonwoods at east end of the dam. Also saw semi-palmated plover, 
least sandpiper, yellowlegs, many killdeer, many egrets and herons and the Bald 
Eagle appears again. Boy did that clear the shoreline . 

It was a good and cool morning. 
Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 10, 2014, at 11:20 AM, John Hurd  wrote:
> 
> Went to NE corner of Lk. Hefner to find the Ruddy Turnstone dipped on that.
> Did run into Hal Y. always a pleasure!
> Then a Laughing gull flew by and gave me (Hal was 1/2 mile away perhaps he 
saw it as well) good long looks. Very much adult non-breading plumage (solid 
white tail, no brown on back). 

> Complete description in ebird.
> Can't be TK/ellis/mays bird from the same location - that was an immature.
> 
> Good to be back in OK!
> 
> 
> Jack
> 
> 
Subject: Laughing Gull, adult - Hefner
From: John Hurd <jackhurd AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:20:18 -0600
Went to NE corner of Lk. Hefner to find the Ruddy Turnstone dipped on that.Did 
run into Hal Y. always a pleasure!Then a Laughing gull flew by and gave me (Hal 
was 1/2 mile away perhaps he saw it as well) good long looks. Very much adult 
non-breading plumage (solid white tail, no brown on back).Complete description 
in ebird.Can't be TK/ellis/mays bird from the same location - that was an 
immature. 

Good to be back in OK!

Jack

 		 	   		  
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Sep. 9
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 20:21:54 -0500
It was partly cloudy and hot on the survey today.  59 species were found.
There were 4 juvenile Wood Storks roosting in the dead trees on Otter Lake
and one of them flew into the Anhinga nest, which had already fledged out
two young last month, and started playing around adjusting sticks and
basically practicing nest building.  I've seen them (juveniles) carrying
sticks around trying to find a place to put them in the dead trees on this
lake in past years.  Here is my list for today:

 

Canada Goose - 32

Wood Duck - 47

Blue-winged Teal - 41

Pied-billed Grebe - 12

Anhinga - 5
Least Bittern - 4
Great Blue Heron - 6
Great Egret - 21
Snowy Egret - 146
Little Blue Heron - 10

Green Heron - 7

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 2
White Ibis - 160

Wood Stork - 4
Turkey Vulture - 13

Common Gallinule - 18

American Coot - 1

Semipalmated Plover - 2
Killdeer - 55

Greater Yellowlegs - 2

Lesser Yellowlegs - 7

Solitary Sandpiper - 13

Spotted Sandpiper - 3

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 10

Least Sandpiper - 280

Pectoral Sandpiper - 22

Stilt Sandpiper - 6

Black Tern - 3

Mourning Dove - 11

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 5
Belted Kingfisher - 3

Downy Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Alder Flycatcher - 3

Least Flycatcher - 2

Loggerhead Shrike - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 6

Bell's Vireo - 2
American Crow - 17

Purple Martin - 2

Tree Swallow - 200

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 5

Bank Swallow - 1

Cliff Swallow - 5

Cave Swallow - 1 (Otter Lake)

Barn Swallow - 3
Carolina Chickadee - 3

Tufted Titmouse - 1
Carolina Wren - 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6

Gray Catbird - 1

Yellow Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1

Northern Cardinal - 8

Indigo Bunting - 5
Dickcissel - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 30

Baltimore Oriole - 1

 

 

Odonates:

 

Common Green Darner

Prince Baskettail

Halloween Pennant

Four-spotted Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Wandering Glider

Striped Saddlebags 

Black Saddlebags

Red Saddlebags

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Re: Rose Lake Monday Afternoon
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:41:37 -0500
I saw and photographed the eagle earlier but did not see the Godwit.
All but the Godwit & eagle were still there this morning.  The peeps I
saw were Least Sandpipers, the waders were G. Egret, Snowy Egret, GB
Heron, one Little Blue Heron (juv.), no Cattle Egrets today.

Matt Jung, OKC

On 9/9/14, William Diffin  wrote:
> The Marbled Godwit was present. When I first arrived, a lot of the birds
> were nicely arrayed near the road. Then an adult Bald Eagle appeared in the
> eastern sky and scattered most across the lake.
>
> Dark Ibis - 26
> American Avocet - 54
> Marbled Godwit - 1
> Greater Yellowlegs - 2
> Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
> Least Sandpiper - 3
> Peeps - 6
> Stilt Sandpiper - 80
> Wilson's Phalarope - 1
> Black Tern - 14
>
> I ran out of time for the ducks and waders, but there were many.
>
> Seen with Sharon Henthorn who arrived post-eagle..
>
> Bill Diffin, OKC
>
Subject: Re: L Hefner R Turnstone
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:20:33 -0500
The Ruddy Turnstone was still flipping stones this morning  AT  11 am in the 
company of several Killdeer, ~ 10 Semipalmated Plovers and one Sanderling. 


 

Pat Velte

Oklahoma City

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of William Diffin
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 4:29 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: L Hefner R Turnstone

 

Still flipping stones in pebble fields at east end of dam, 10 am Monday. 
Usually farther away from water than other shorebirds. Winter/juvenile plumage, 
very dark breast compared to other shorebirds. 


 

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city
From: "Curtis, Tom" <tom.curtis AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:16:09 +0000
They just stood in one spot and hoped a lizard (which don't need roads) would 
run by. The native American name for them was "placestander". 


-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of John Bates
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 9:45 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city

My question is: what did a roadrunner do before roads?
Subject: Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city
From: John Fisher <rgs455 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:10:00 -0400
And how did they survive without anvils & TNT?


---- John Bates  wrote: 
> My question is: what did a roadrunner do before roads?
Subject: Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:54:51 -0500
It was a. "Trail runner". 
But it has adapted and evolved ! ( in response to humans,  Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 9, 2014, at 9:44 AM, John Bates  wrote:
> 
> My question is: what did a roadrunner do before roads?
Subject: Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:44:53 -0500
My question is: what did a roadrunner do before roads?
Subject: L Hefner R Turnstone
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:29:09 -0500
Still flipping stones in pebble fields at east end of dam, 10 am Monday.
Usually farther away from water than other shorebirds. Winter/juvenile
plumage, very dark breast compared to other shorebirds.

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: Rose Lake Monday Afternoon
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:21:28 -0500
The Marbled Godwit was present. When I first arrived, a lot of the birds
were nicely arrayed near the road. Then an adult Bald Eagle appeared in the
eastern sky and scattered most across the lake.

Dark Ibis - 26
American Avocet - 54
Marbled Godwit - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
Least Sandpiper - 3
Peeps - 6
Stilt Sandpiper - 80
Wilson's Phalarope - 1
Black Tern - 14

I ran out of time for the ducks and waders, but there were many.

Seen with Sharon Henthorn who arrived post-eagle..

Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: Re: Off-topic sighting: porcupine
From: Dan Hough <dhough AT OU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:32:41 -0500
Actually, we do appreciate the info, but I think this would probably be 
more important to get to Mark Howery at ODWC.  I assume Mark is on the list.

Dan

On 09/08/2014 03:28 PM, John Fisher wrote:
> The OK BioSurvey tracks sightings like this. Unless it's reported, it didn't 
happen. 

>
> John
>
> somebody reports it, it never happened.
> ---- "Curtis wrote:
>> On my way to work this morning, I saw a dead porcupine along Avery Dr. just 
west of Tulsa. I thought it seemed unusual, so I looked up their distribution 
in OK. I found a research report (Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of 
Science, 77: 107-110, 1997) that lists sightings in OK, but there were none 
listed for Tulsa Co. I am not sure if this is of any value to anyone, and it 
sure isn't a bird. Nonetheless, pass the info along to anyone who you think 
might be interested, but who is not on OKbirds. 

>>
>> Have fun,
>> Tom Curtis
>>
>> J.T. Curtis, Ph.D.
>> Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
>> Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
>> 1111 W 17th St.
>> Tulsa OK 74107
>>
>> Phone: 918-561-8471
>> e-Mail:  tom.curtis AT okstate.edu
>>

-- 
Dan Hough			email:dhough AT ou.edu
Oklahoma Biological Survey
Norman, OK  73019
Subject: Re: Off-topic sighting: porcupine
From: John Fisher <rgs455 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 16:28:38 -0400
The OK BioSurvey tracks sightings like this. Unless it's reported, it didn't 
happen. 


John

somebody reports it, it never happened.
---- "Curtis wrote: 
> On my way to work this morning, I saw a dead porcupine along Avery Dr. just 
west of Tulsa. I thought it seemed unusual, so I looked up their distribution 
in OK. I found a research report (Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of 
Science, 77: 107-110, 1997) that lists sightings in OK, but there were none 
listed for Tulsa Co. I am not sure if this is of any value to anyone, and it 
sure isn't a bird. Nonetheless, pass the info along to anyone who you think 
might be interested, but who is not on OKbirds. 

> 
> Have fun,
> Tom Curtis
> 
> J.T. Curtis, Ph.D.
> Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
> Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
> 1111 W 17th St.
> Tulsa OK 74107
> 
> Phone: 918-561-8471
> e-Mail:  tom.curtis AT okstate.edu
> 
Subject: Off-topic sighting: porcupine
From: "Curtis, Tom" <tom.curtis AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 14:26:25 +0000
On my way to work this morning, I saw a dead porcupine along Avery Dr. just 
west of Tulsa. I thought it seemed unusual, so I looked up their distribution 
in OK. I found a research report (Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of 
Science, 77: 107-110, 1997) that lists sightings in OK, but there were none 
listed for Tulsa Co. I am not sure if this is of any value to anyone, and it 
sure isn't a bird. Nonetheless, pass the info along to anyone who you think 
might be interested, but who is not on OKbirds. 


Have fun,
Tom Curtis

J.T. Curtis, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
1111 W 17th St.
Tulsa OK 74107

Phone: 918-561-8471
e-Mail:  tom.curtis AT okstate.edu
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 9-7-2014
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 20:39:35 -0500
Hello All,
 Melinda Droege and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville from the 
high school parking lot to the tanks and back this morning. There were migrants 
near the tanks and around the ponds, including: 

 
Olive-sided Flycatcher-1
Least Flycatcher-1
Great-crested Flycatcher-2
Yellow-throated Vireo-3
Yellow Warbler-3
Black-throated Green Warbler-1
Kentucky Warbler-1
Painted Bunting-1 greenish one
 
Mark Peterson
Bartlesville 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Osprey at Yahola
From: Lewis Pond <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 13:53:30 -0700
Saw two Osprey and an Eared Grebe at Yahola about 9:30 am Sunday.
Subject: L Hefner Ruddy Turnstone
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 14:11:14 -0500
A Ruddy Turnstone was spotted at the east end of the Hefner dam where the
gulls hang out. The bird flipped a lot of stones. Seen with Zack Poland.
Bill Diffin, OKC
Subject: First real days of Fall of South Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 13:48:58 -0500
Yesterday and today were the first two days where it felt like September 
is supposed to....and there was water running in Dug Creek.

Birded with some rising stars and an old timer. John Tharp and Rachel 
(the Carolina) Wrenn are fairly new on Jenkins started out and Joe 
Grzybowski joined us. We ran into John Raeside and Anais Starr and 
Jennifer. Not exactly a fall out, but we saw a goodly number of birds.  
(They more than I, obviously).

Good stuff included 6 species of warbler: Black and White, Prothonotary, 
Yellow, Yellow-throated, Parula and a nice Wilson's male. Least and 
Bairds Sandpiper and an Olilve-sided Flycatcher. Also, got Least FC at 
the truck. Other stuff that isn't seen every day on Jenkins (by me 
anyhow) Red-headed and Hairy Woodpecker and Chimney Swift.

D.
Subject: Southern Oklahoma 09-06-14
From: Bill Adams <ba1980 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 20:20:10 -0700
Today was the monthly Audubon meeting at Falconhead Resort & Country Club. On 
the way there this morning, my mom and I had about 2 dozen Swainson's Hawks in 
a field South of Ringling. 


At Falconhead the highlights were Northern-rough Winged Swallows, Broad-winged 
Hawk, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and 2 Inca Doves. 


This evening we went to Taylor Lake and had the following highlights: Black 
Terns, Osprey, Forster's Terns. 



To/return Falconhead:
Loggerhead Shrikes
Red-tailed Hawks
Swainson's Hawks
Northern Mockingbirds
American Crows

At Falconhead:
Northern-rough Winged Swallows
Broad-winged Hawk
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
Carolina Wren
American Crow
Great Egret
Eastern phoebe
Northern Cardinal
Red-shouldered Hawk
Eastern Bluebird
House Finch
Inca Dove

Taylor Lake:
Black Terns
Osprey
Forster's Terns
Snowy Egrets
Great Egrets
Great Blue Herons
Pied-billed Grebes
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Bluebird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eurasian Collared Dove
Double-crested Cormorant
Killdeer
White-winged Dove
Peeps
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird


Bill Adams
Duncan, Ok
Subject: Re: Stillwater migrant fallout
From: Jonah Padberg <jonah.padberg AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 20:55:43 -0500
It seems that the fallout is not just in Stillwater, I saw a lot of birds near 
Crescent on west county road 68. I also had a lot of warblers I could not 
identify because of in-flight views. 



6:00-7:30pm

Northern cardinal-5
Eastern kingbird-1
Great-crested flycatcher-1
Blue-gray gnatcatcher-4
Morning dove-2
Lark sparrow-3
European starling-4
Carolina chickadee-2
Turkey vulture-2
Morning warbler-1
Wilson's warbler-2
Yellow warbler-4
Downey woodpecker-2
Pileated woodpecker-1
Carolina wren-1

--Jonah
Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 6, 2014, at 12:11 PM, Scott Loss  wrote:
> 
> After reading about the potential fallout and having good activity in our 
backyard this morning, I headed out in the rain to the nearest migrant patch 
(the Kameoka Trail in Stillwater north of Boomer lake) this morning between 11 
and 11:40. Without having time to give the area due justice, I can confirm that 
there is a major fallout underway today. Dozens of warblers and other 
neotropical migrants were seen and heard with most warblers left un-identified 
because of only in-flight views. Highlights included (low-end estimates): 

> 
> Traill's Flycatcher (probable 1st year Willow - no eye-ring, moderate primary 
projection, lots of orange in lower bill, strong yellow wash over lower body, 
strong wing bars) 

> Olive-sided Flycatcher (2)
> Vireo spp. (1) - probable Philadelphia (decent amount of yellowish in throat 
area even seen in low light) 

> Yellow Warbler (15)
> Mourning Warbler (5) close to trail edge in the brushy areas
> Wilson's Warbler (3)
> Northern Waterthrush (1)
> Warbler spp. (20)
> Painted Bunting (all "green" birds) (10)
> Indigo Bunting (2)
> Orchard Oriole (2)
> Baltimore Oriole (25) - including a loose flock of at least 15 flying in as I 
left 

> 
> Boomer lake also had interesting birds, including some new for the season:
> 
> Pied-billed Grebe (90) - several rafts)
> Blue-winged Teal (2)
> Cattle Egret (5)
> Spotted Sandpiper (1)
> Yellow Warbler (>15)
> 
> Scott Loss 
> Stillwater
> 
Subject: Saturday Morning, A Few Migrants
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 13:36:26 -0500
Hello All,

            Hoped for a few migrants in the rain this morning, got a few.
At Lake Yahola, the Black Tern numbers have dropped quite a bit, still a
few around. Also present were Blue-Winged Teal, Pied-Billed Grebes and a
slightly surprising Eared Grebe. In the North Woods, American Redstart and
a couple of Yellow Warblers. At Oxley, Wilson's Warbler, Northern
Waterthrush and two empis, likely Least Flycatchers.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Western Tanager and Vermillion Flycatcher pics
From: "john.polo" <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 12:27:17 -0500
Hey Birders,
The photos stink, but both birds are pretty far, getting the focus sharp 
is difficult, and so I've zoomed in the photos as far as they can go.

The birds from last weekend i said i'd post.

Western Tanager

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/trailwind/pl01_zps34b4f73f.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/trailwind/pl02_zpsb8983077.jpg

The Vermillion Flycatcher:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn125/trailwind/pr01_zps87cbb6de.jpg



good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: Stillwater migrant fallout
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 12:11:14 -0500
After reading about the potential fallout and having good activity in our
backyard this morning, I headed out in the rain to the nearest migrant
patch (the Kameoka Trail in Stillwater north of Boomer lake) this morning
between 11 and 11:40. Without having time to give the area due justice, I
can confirm that there is a major fallout underway today. Dozens of
warblers and other neotropical migrants were seen and heard with most
warblers left un-identified because of only in-flight views. Highlights
included (low-end estimates):

Traill's Flycatcher (probable 1st year Willow - no eye-ring, moderate
primary projection, lots of orange in lower bill, strong yellow wash over
lower body, strong wing bars)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (2)
Vireo spp. (1) - probable Philadelphia (decent amount of yellowish in
throat area even seen in low light)
Yellow Warbler (15)
Mourning Warbler (5) close to trail edge in the brushy areas
Wilson's Warbler (3)
Northern Waterthrush (1)
Warbler spp. (20)
Painted Bunting (all "green" birds) (10)
Indigo Bunting (2)
Orchard Oriole (2)
Baltimore Oriole (25) - including a loose flock of at least 15 flying in as
I left

Boomer lake also had interesting birds, including some new for the season:

Pied-billed Grebe (90) - several rafts)
Blue-winged Teal (2)
Cattle Egret (5)
Spotted Sandpiper (1)
Yellow Warbler (>15)

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: OKC lakes in the rain
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:33:11 -0700
Suspecting the first real north wind for a while might bring in birds, went up 
to the OKC lakes. Rained the whole 2.5 hours I was there. 


Rose Lake had the most shorebirds with a fair number of American Avocets and 
Least Sandpipers. Among them were another ten or so species of shorebirds 
including Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary (at least 3), Semipalmated (a 
few), Western (at least one) and Stilt sandpipers, Semipalmated Plover, 
Killdeer, one Marbled Godwit, and one juv Long-billed Dowitcher. Quite a few 
herons and egrets with 17 White-faced Ibises (assuming the immatures without 
red eyes were also White-faced). And a number of Black Terns. Two adult Bald 
Eagles were sitting in one of the trees. 


   And a collection of about 60 swallows, most Cliff.  


There were 8 Pied-billed Grebes and 3 Eared Grebes at Lake Overholser. Scatter 
of shorebirds. 


At Hefner, was tough to look at Prairie Dog Point with north wind and rain 
coming in the car window. A group of gulls and terns at the east end of the dam 
had one adult California Gull with them. Five dowitchers also out in that area. 


CHEERS,                                   JOE Grzybowski
Subject: Re: in the midst of a major fallout?
From: Sharon Henthorn <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 11:20:47 -0400
Makes you wonder if they were on their way south and came down when the rain 
pummeled them. And maybe the sora couldn't recognize the boundaries of its 
wetland, so wandered into the street. Sharon 

Subject: in the midst of a major fallout?
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:37:34 -0500
Last night when the rain started in Stillwater around 9:00 pm, I stepped 
outside and heard an overhead Upland Sandpiper and flock of Dickcissels. This 
morning I went out for a run at dawn (~ 7) and it was still/again raining. 
There were 5-6 Common Nighthawks zipping around my neighborhood and for the 
next half hour the Dickcissel flight calls were incessant. At 9:00 am, I walked 
the mile into campus from my home and found a road-killed Sora on Washington 
St. There is a flock of Chimney Swifts buzzing around campus and flocks of 
warblers, including at least two live Mourning Warblers at the Noble Research 
Center and the two dead Wilson's Warblers I have drying in front of the space 
heater in my office. 

~Tim O'Connell
Stillwater
Subject: Wilson's Warbler
From: Lewis Pond <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 06:33:33 -0700
I have a Wilson's in the back yard (Sand Springs) this morning.
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Sep. 5
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:06:04 -0500
It was partly cloudy and hot on the survey today.  71 species were found.
Still a lot of good wetland birds to be found as well as some migrant
passerines still.  The Hercule's-club trees were swarming with birds eating
their seeds as well as what few Rough-leaved Dogwood berries were left.
It's a mystery to me why insect eaters like flycatchers and vireos will eat
the dry hard seeds of the Hercule's-club as there is no fruit around the
seed and the seeds are very hard to crack as I have tasted them.  So what
benefit does an insect eating bird that presumably doesn't use grit, get
from such a hard seed?   Here is my list for today:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 1

Wood Duck - 37

Gadwall - 1

Blue-winged Teal - 95

Northern Shoveler - 5

Ring-necked Duck - 1 male

Pied-billed Grebe - 16
Double-crested Cormorant - 1
Anhinga - 4

American Bittern - 1

Least Bittern - 2
Great Blue Heron - 9
Great Egret - 48
Snowy Egret - 112
Little Blue Heron - 16

Tricolored Heron - 1 juv.

Green Heron - 15

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 6
White Ibis - 337

Wood Stork - 2
Black Vulture - 2
Turkey Vulture - 52

Red-shouldered Hawk - 5

Sora - 2

Purple Gallinule - 1 juv.

Common Gallinule - 18

American Coot - 1

Semipalmated Plover - 1
Killdeer - 67

Greater Yellowlegs - 1

Lesser Yellowlegs - 6

Solitary Sandpiper - 7

Spotted Sandpiper - 5

Western Sandpiper - 10
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 12

Least Sandpiper - 247

Pectoral Sandpiper - 23

Stilt Sandpiper - 3

Black Tern - 5

Mourning Dove - 10

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 10
Belted Kingfisher - 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Alder Flycatcher - 8

Least Flycatcher - 4

Loggerhead Shrike - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 12
Warbling Vireo - 1

American Crow - 16

Tree Swallow - 15

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 7

Cliff Swallow - 7

Barn Swallow - 2
Carolina Chickadee - 4

Tufted Titmouse - 1
Carolina Wren - 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1

Gray Catbird - 1

Yellow Warbler - 2

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1

Summer Tanager - 1
Northern Cardinal - 7

Indigo Bunting - 1
Dickcissel - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 1

Orchard Oriole - 1

 

 

Odonates:

 

Common Green Darner

Halloween Pennant

Four-spotted Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Wandering Glider

Spot-winged Glider

Striped Saddlebags 

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 
Subject: Yellow Warbler in the yard all day
From: Lewis Pond <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 16:01:56 -0700
We have had a yellow warbler in the yard here in Sand Springs all day today.
Subject: Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 19:47:48 -0500
The most unusual place I have seen a roadrunner is along I-44 north frontage 
road on one of the Chesapeake's construction sites between a Western and and 
the Broadway Ext, Hal Yocum 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 4, 2014, at 5:06 PM, John Bates  wrote:
> 
> From July, I have seen four roadrunners in Okla. city. Two in a field near 
Wilshire and Council, one at Lake Crystal, and one to-day at Metropolitan 
Technology campus. Remarkably odd. 

Subject: Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city
From: Jan Dolph <russetdm AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 19:18:32 -0500
I may have had one of the two you saw near Wilshire and Council Road.   I
live off Council Road and Britton Road.   The male walked up my brick
walkway from my mail box.  I can't remember if it was either late July  or
August.   I am just glad to have another one in my yard.  One use to come
around years ago.   That was before all the construction and traffic was
upon us.

Happy birding,

Jan Dolph
Oklahoma City, OK 

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of John Bates
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 5:07 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Roadrunners in Okla. city

From July, I have seen four roadrunners in Okla. city. Two in a field near
Wilshire and Council, one at Lake Crystal, and one to-day at Metropolitan
Technology campus. Remarkably odd.
Subject: Re: Roadrunners in Okla. city
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:39:43 -0500
I should like to add that all were seen in the met. or CBC circle.
Subject: Re: Terns at Lake Yahola
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:12:42 -0500
SKUA!  Remember?

Sent from my iPad

> On Sep 4, 2014, at 4:55 PM, John Bates  wrote:
> 
> Sooties, unlikely, not in range. Anything is possible, tho.
Subject: Roadrunners in Okla. city
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:06:59 -0500
From July, I have seen four roadrunners in Okla. city. Two in a field near 
Wilshire and Council, one at Lake Crystal, and one to-day at Metropolitan 
Technology campus. Remarkably odd. 

Subject: Re: Terns at Lake Yahola
From: John Bates <johnc.bates AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:55:30 -0500
Sooties, unlikely, not in range. Anything is possible, tho.
Subject: Re: Terns at Lake Yahola
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:09:22 +0000
Just a friendly comment here. Sooty Tern would be very unlikely based on 
distribution (check a range map in a standard field guide). They are likely 
Black Terns in non-breeding plumage. 

  

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Lewis Pond
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 11:30 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Terns at Lake Yahola

Nicholas Del Grosso reported seeing 40 Sooty Terns at 9:58 am on Wed. September 
3rd. I saw 65 terns this morning but can't say for sure what kind they are - I 
think they are mostly Black Terns. Are you going out there any time soon? 



---- Terry Mitchell  wrote: 
>  Must be a typo, when were these reported. Terry.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Lewis Pond
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:35 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Terns at Lake Yahola
> 
> Do we have a confirm on the Terns at Lake Yahola?  Nicholas Del Grosso 
> is reporting them as Sooty Terns.  I went over at 9:30 am today and 
> counted 65 terns.  About 50 were close to the Monument so you can get 
> a close look.  I only saw one or two that clearly had a splt tail.  
> So, I think they might be Black Terns. Can anyone confirm that they are 
Sootys? 
Subject: Re: Terns at Lake Yahola
From: Lewis Pond <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:30:02 -0700
Nicholas Del Grosso reported seeing 40 Sooty Terns at 9:58 am on Wed. September 
3rd. I saw 65 terns this morning but can't say for sure what kind they are - I 
think they are mostly Black Terns. Are you going out there any time soon? 



---- Terry Mitchell  wrote: 
>  Must be a typo, when were these reported. Terry.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Lewis Pond
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:35 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Terns at Lake Yahola
> 
> Do we have a confirm on the Terns at Lake Yahola?  Nicholas Del Grosso is
> reporting them as Sooty Terns.  I went over at 9:30 am today and counted 65
> terns.  About 50 were close to the Monument so you can get a close look.  I
> only saw one or two that clearly had a splt tail.  So, I think they might be
> Black Terns.  Can anyone confirm that they are Sootys?
Subject: Re: Terns at Lake Yahola
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:58:15 -0500
 Must be a typo, when were these reported. Terry.

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Lewis Pond
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:35 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Terns at Lake Yahola

Do we have a confirm on the Terns at Lake Yahola?  Nicholas Del Grosso is
reporting them as Sooty Terns.  I went over at 9:30 am today and counted 65
terns.  About 50 were close to the Monument so you can get a close look.  I
only saw one or two that clearly had a splt tail.  So, I think they might be
Black Terns.  Can anyone confirm that they are Sootys?
Subject: Terns at Lake Yahola
From: Lewis Pond <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 08:34:58 -0700
Do we have a confirm on the Terns at Lake Yahola? Nicholas Del Grosso is 
reporting them as Sooty Terns. I went over at 9:30 am today and counted 65 
terns. About 50 were close to the Monument so you can get a close look. I only 
saw one or two that clearly had a splt tail. So, I think they might be Black 
Terns. Can anyone confirm that they are Sootys? 

Subject: Re: Fwd: Crested Caracara, NW Barber county probably not chaseable
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:48:16 -0500
There was another Caracara reported on eBird near Ringling, OK today. I 
remember that Doug Wood reported three in that area in July of 2013. If I were 
going after one I would check that area, or the Bryan county site at sunrise. 
Dad is going to look for the Ringling bird I will update if he finds it. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 2, 2014, at 4:24 PM, Larry Mays  wrote:
> 
> You should go!
> 
>> On Sep 2, 2014 11:54 AM, "Chad Ellis"  wrote:
>> Barber county KS is in the south central portion of the state. Just north of 
Alva, OK. 

>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> 
>>> From: Chuck Otte 
>>> Date: September 2, 2014 at 11:02:34 AM CDT
>>> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
>>> Subject: Crested Caracara, NW Barber county probably not chaseable
>>> Reply-To: cotte AT ksu.edu
>>> 
>>> Good morning KSBIRDers!
>>> 
>>> Mike Rader just sent me some photos that were still captures from video 
that 

>>> Mike Blair had taken yesterday. While not high quality (and I'm working on 
>>> permission to post) they none the less show a Crested Caracara in flight. 
>>> Mike was in extreme northwestern Barber county on a very large private 
>>> ranch. The nearest public roads were several miles away. the bird 
reportedly 

>>> took a couple of swings around a pond and then headed on south. It may 
>>> very well be back in Oklahoma by now, BUT anyone birding in the Red Hills 
>>> region needs to keep their eyes to the sky! 
>>> 
>>> And as soon as I get permission I will post the photos!
>>> 
>>> Chuck
>>> 
>>> -----
>>> Chuck Otte                      cotte AT ksu.edu
>>> County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
>>> Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
>>> Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
>>> http://www.geary.ksu.edu/
>>> 
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Subject: PCAS September Potluck - Thursday night!
From: Timothy O'Connell <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:30:07 -0500
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society,

The September issue of FEATHERS is now posted to the PCAS website, and you'll 
want to check it out for upcoming events and other great features. We begin 
with our annual potluck dinner this THURSDAY, Sep. 4th, at 6 pm. We're in a new 
location this year at the Windrock Clubhouse on North Star Drive, accessed via 
McElroy Rd. just west of Perkins Rd. in Stillwater. Bring a dish for 6 and 
bring a friend as we celebrate award winners from the 2014 BIRDATHON and 
prepare for another great year of field trips and programs. 


Another timely announcement concerns our photo contest - the deadline for 
submissions has been extended to Sep. 15. This is your chance to have one of 
your photos selected for our 2015 desk calendars! Details on the potluck 
dinner, photo contest, and everything else Audubon can be found on the website: 
www.paynecountyaudubon.com. 


Good birding, 
~Tim O'Connell
PCAS Vice President

Subject: Re: Fwd: Crested Caracara, NW Barber county probably not chaseable
From: Larry Mays <larrymays1949 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:24:00 -0500
You should go!
On Sep 2, 2014 11:54 AM, "Chad Ellis"  wrote:

> Barber county KS is in the south central portion of the state. Just north
> of Alva, OK.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> *From:* Chuck Otte 
> *Date:* September 2, 2014 at 11:02:34 AM CDT
> *To:* KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> *Subject:* *Crested Caracara, NW Barber county probably not chaseable*
> *Reply-To:* cotte AT ksu.edu
>
> Good morning KSBIRDers!
>
> Mike Rader just sent me some photos that were still captures from video
> that
> Mike Blair had taken yesterday. While not high quality (and I'm working on
> permission to post) they none the less show a Crested Caracara in flight.
> Mike was in extreme northwestern Barber county on a very large private
> ranch. The nearest public roads were several miles away. the bird
> reportedly
> took a couple of swings around a pond and then headed on south. It may
> very well be back in Oklahoma by now, BUT anyone birding in the Red Hills
> region needs to keep their eyes to the sky!
>
> And as soon as I get permission I will post the photos!
>
> Chuck
>
> -----
> Chuck Otte                      cotte AT ksu.edu
> County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
> Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
> Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
> http://www.geary.ksu.edu/
>
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> 
>
>
Subject: House finches
From: Steve Harrison <stevepattyharrison AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:56:39 -0500
I have quite a population of house finches. Every one of these birds has 
conjunctivitis. Their vision is very impaired. Their eyes are swollen and 
weepy. They shake their heads to try to clear the matter from their eyes. They 
have a very difficult time flying to their destinations as they can't see where 
to land. I have picked up three dead ones in the last three days. I would 
imagine all these birds will be dying soon. If I didn't feed them, many more 
would already be dead as they can't find food readily enough. However, maybe 
feeding them keeps them in close contact with one another, and I'm contributing 
to this disease's spread. I'm thankful that it seems to be contained to this 
one species and not transmitted to others. I've been hearing about this 
conjunctivitis for several years but have not noticed much of a problem with it 
until lately. 


Patty Harrison
McAlester 

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Fwd: Crested Caracara, NW Barber county probably not chaseable
From: Chad Ellis <chad AT ELLISFAMILYOKC.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:51:33 -0500
Barber county KS is in the south central portion of the state. Just north of 
Alva, OK. 


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Chuck Otte 
> Date: September 2, 2014 at 11:02:34 AM CDT
> To: KSBIRD-L AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: Crested Caracara, NW Barber county probably not chaseable
> Reply-To: cotte AT ksu.edu
> 
> Good morning KSBIRDers!
> 
> Mike Rader just sent me some photos that were still captures from video that 
> Mike Blair had taken yesterday. While not high quality (and I'm working on 
> permission to post) they none the less show a Crested Caracara in flight. 
> Mike was in extreme northwestern Barber county on a very large private 
> ranch. The nearest public roads were several miles away. the bird reportedly 
> took a couple of swings around a pond and then headed on south. It may 
> very well be back in Oklahoma by now, BUT anyone birding in the Red Hills 
> region needs to keep their eyes to the sky! 
> 
> And as soon as I get permission I will post the photos!
> 
> Chuck
> 
> -----
> Chuck Otte                      cotte AT ksu.edu
> County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources
> Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28         785-238-4161
> Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028             FAX 785-238-7166
> http://www.geary.ksu.edu/
> 
> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
> http://listserv.ksu.edu/archives/ksbird-l.html
> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> To contact a listowner, send a message to
> mailto:ksbird-l-request AT listserv.ksu.edu
> 
Subject: Re: Black Mesa
From: Mark Cromwell <mark.cromwell01 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:01:22 -0500
Hi John,

I was at Black Mesa a week ago & did not see much either. OFF-Topic - there
was report from ODWC group of a Mountain Lion track on the top of Black
Mesa.
Mark


On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 8:59 PM, John Polo  wrote:

> Hi Birders,
> Went with the wife to Black Mesa for the weekend. It was very windy most
> of the time. I don't know if it was the wind or what, but we saw a lot less
> birds than normal, both in abundance and diversity. Highlights were a
> Vermillion Flycatcher, a Swainson's Thrush, and what I believe was a female
> Western Tanager, all in the park. Here is the list:
>
> Double-crested Cormorant
> Great Blue Heron
> Turkey Vulture
> Osprey
> Mississippi Kite
> Northern Harrier
> Cooper's Hawk
> Swainson's Hawk
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Mallard
> Killdeer
> Wilson's Phalarope
> Eurasian Collared-dove
> Mourning Dove
> Greater Roadrunner
> Burrowing Owl
> Common Nighthawk
> Common Poorwill
> Hummingbird sp.
> Belted Kingfisher
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> American Kestrel
> Olive-sided Flycatcher
> Western Wood-Pewee
> Eastern Phoebe
> Vermillion Flycatcher
> Cassin's Kingbird
> Western Kingbird
> Loggerhead Shrike
> Western Scrub-Jay
> Common Raven
> Horned Lark
> Barn Swallow
> Canyon Wren
> American Robin
> Swainson's Thrush
> Curve-billed Thrasher
> Northern Mockingbird
> Yellow Warbler
> Lark Sparrow
> Lark Bunting
> Western Tanager *
> Blue Grosbeak
> Western Meadowlark
> House Finch
> American Goldfinch
>
> The Swainson's Thrush was hanging around our tent site the whole time. It
> really seemed to like the picnic table for some reason.  The flycatcher was
> in the dead vegetation on the bank opposite the tent sites and the tanager
> was in the primitive camp area. I will post photos later of the tanager.
> There was a family group of Eastern Phoebes also hanging around our
> campsite. I napped on one of the benches of our picnic table and Brandy
> said that one of the young birds flew over to and perched on the opposite
> bench while i was napping.
>
> There were several puddles of water along the roads, leading me to hope
> that the puddles would attract birds, but it was just the opposite. Perhaps
> there were puddles that i couldn't see that were more attractive to the
> birds. The canal from Eitling to the tent sites was about 2 feet lower than
> last year, but still plenty full.
>
> The dearth of birds seemed odd. On the drive to Black Mesa Preserve, we
> watched every inch of roadside for birds and it was practically empty
> except for occasional Cassin's Kingbirds. We drove the whole county road
> that runs from HWY 325, past the Benton Ranch, to the north-south road that
> runs from Boise City to Colorado, no idea about the distance, but an hour's
> worth of driving, and saw a few Lark Buntings, Lark Sparrows, and Horned
> Larks. Nothing else. No ravens or magpies or other birds common to the area
> for the whole stretch.
>
> We tried for Western Screech-Owls on Saturday, but no luck, probably due
> to a decent enough wind, even at 9:30p.
>
> The Boise City lagoons inside the fenced area were empty in the east pond
> and full in the west pond, but all i could see from the car into the pond
> with water were the Wilson's Phalarope. The drainage area just east of the
> fenced area had Killdeer and a Pectoral Sandpiper-sized bird, but i
> couldn't figure it out for sure.
>
> _OFF-TOPIC_: Other wildlife we saw included a bobcat, a first for us ever
> in Oklahoma, at the park and 2 Texas horned lizards (1 female, 1 male) and
> a collared lizard, all three at the preserve. Another addition to the
> park's fauna is a family of cats that apparently live under the ranger
> station. A female with 5 immature kittens. I wonder if they are the reasons
> i didn't hear any bullfrogs while camping. We couldn't escape the frogs'
> nighttime calls last year when we camped there. No bullfrog calls this
> time. But i did hear a cat mewing right outside my tent sometime Saturday
> night.
>
> good birding,
> john polo
> stillwater
>
Subject: Black Mesa
From: John Polo <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:59:37 -0500
Hi Birders,
Went with the wife to Black Mesa for the weekend. It was very windy most of the 
time. I don't know if it was the wind or what, but we saw a lot less birds than 
normal, both in abundance and diversity. Highlights were a Vermillion 
Flycatcher, a Swainson's Thrush, and what I believe was a female Western 
Tanager, all in the park. Here is the list: 


Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Mississippi Kite
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Mallard
Killdeer
Wilson's Phalarope
Eurasian Collared-dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Burrowing Owl
Common Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Hummingbird sp.
Belted Kingfisher
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Vermillion Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Western Scrub-Jay
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Barn Swallow
Canyon Wren
American Robin
Swainson's Thrush
Curve-billed Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow Warbler
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Western Tanager *
Blue Grosbeak
Western Meadowlark
House Finch
American Goldfinch

The Swainson's Thrush was hanging around our tent site the whole time. It 
really seemed to like the picnic table for some reason. The flycatcher was in 
the dead vegetation on the bank opposite the tent sites and the tanager was in 
the primitive camp area. I will post photos later of the tanager. There was a 
family group of Eastern Phoebes also hanging around our campsite. I napped on 
one of the benches of our picnic table and Brandy said that one of the young 
birds flew over to and perched on the opposite bench while i was napping. 


There were several puddles of water along the roads, leading me to hope that 
the puddles would attract birds, but it was just the opposite. Perhaps there 
were puddles that i couldn't see that were more attractive to the birds. The 
canal from Eitling to the tent sites was about 2 feet lower than last year, but 
still plenty full. 


The dearth of birds seemed odd. On the drive to Black Mesa Preserve, we watched 
every inch of roadside for birds and it was practically empty except for 
occasional Cassin's Kingbirds. We drove the whole county road that runs from 
HWY 325, past the Benton Ranch, to the north-south road that runs from Boise 
City to Colorado, no idea about the distance, but an hour's worth of driving, 
and saw a few Lark Buntings, Lark Sparrows, and Horned Larks. Nothing else. No 
ravens or magpies or other birds common to the area for the whole stretch. 


We tried for Western Screech-Owls on Saturday, but no luck, probably due to a 
decent enough wind, even at 9:30p. 


The Boise City lagoons inside the fenced area were empty in the east pond and 
full in the west pond, but all i could see from the car into the pond with 
water were the Wilson's Phalarope. The drainage area just east of the fenced 
area had Killdeer and a Pectoral Sandpiper-sized bird, but i couldn't figure it 
out for sure. 


_OFF-TOPIC_: Other wildlife we saw included a bobcat, a first for us ever in 
Oklahoma, at the park and 2 Texas horned lizards (1 female, 1 male) and a 
collared lizard, all three at the preserve. Another addition to the park's 
fauna is a family of cats that apparently live under the ranger station. A 
female with 5 immature kittens. I wonder if they are the reasons i didn't hear 
any bullfrogs while camping. We couldn't escape the frogs' nighttime calls last 
year when we camped there. No bullfrog calls this time. But i did hear a cat 
mewing right outside my tent sometime Saturday night. 


good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: Turkey
From: "David F. Evans" <davefbirds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:39:26 -0500
Yesterday while watering in the backyard we had a flock of at least 12
turkeys down below near the edge of our property.  When I saw them they
were running across the road toward the property on the other side.  We
went down the hill about 30 minutes later and they were still grazing on
the north edge of their property.
We've also been seeing 2 roadrunners on the county road about half a mile
east of us.

Dave and Martha Evans
Blackgum, near southeast end of Lake Tenkiller
Subject: Re: Lake Hefner
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:22:08 -0400
I drove Lake Hefner all the way around from 1PM to 2:30 PM. 

Sightings: Great Egret, snowy Egret, g. b. heron, l. b. heron, ring-billed 
gulls, d. c. cormorant , neotropic cormorant( 2) , avocet(5, most still in pink 
plumage), forester, & black terns, yellowlegs, Blue winged teal( 1 group of 
about 20), killdeer, some small peeps- all at prairie dog point. At the inflow 
area I saw a 1st winter spotted sandpiper. No sign of the Osprey of Saturday. 
Had a sharp-shinned hawk fly over as I left . Hal Yocum 

---- Matthew Jung  wrote: 
> Drove around Prairie Dog Point this morning and found Sharon picking up 
thrash!! 

> 
> Other sightings:
> DC Cormorant - just one
> Great and Snowy Egrets
> GB Heron
> RB Gulls - about 50
> Forster's and Black Terns
> Mallards
> Blue-winged Teal - at least 80 in two flocks
> 
> Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Lake Hefner
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:48:21 -0500
Drove around Prairie Dog Point this morning and found Sharon picking up 
thrash!! 


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

Matt Jung, OKC