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Updated on Saturday, February 13 at 09:08 AM EST
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13 Feb American robins ["Mark A. Trainor" ]
13 Feb Re: Lynn Lane Reservoir [Jana Singletary ]
13 Feb Re: Lynn Lane Reservoir ["Bostian, Kelly" ]
13 Feb Re: Lynn Lane Reservoir ["Bostian, Kelly" ]
12 Feb Lynn Lane Reservoir [Jana Singletary ]
12 Feb Lake Carl Blackwell and Sooner Lake on 2-11-2016. [Mary Peterson ]
12 Feb Black Mesa visit [Kurt Meisenzahl ]
10 Feb Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 10 [David Arbour ]
10 Feb Photo Workshops and Other News about Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival [John Kennington ]
10 Feb eBird phone app [Steve Davis ]
10 Feb Re: Robins in southwest Oklahoma [Peggie Mitchell ]
10 Feb Re: Robins in southwest Oklahoma [bill ]
8 Feb This Past Weekend [Mary Peterson ]
8 Feb Re: Robins in southwest Oklahoma [Russell Doughty ]
8 Feb Re: Robins in southwest Oklahoma [ROBERT LAVAL ]
8 Feb Weekend Birds [Bill Carrell ]
8 Feb Robins in southwest Oklahoma [Willie Smith ]
8 Feb Stillwater Rusty Blackbirds [Scott Loss ]
7 Feb Western Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell [Scott Loss ]
7 Feb Re: First spring migrants in Stillwater - Ross's and Snow Geese [Joe Grzybowski ]
7 Feb Purple Martins Arrived in Augusta Georgia February 6, 2016 [jwdavis ]
7 Feb First spring migrants in Stillwater - Ross's and Snow Geese [Scott Loss ]
7 Feb Western Grebe, Lake Carl Blackwell ["O Connell, Tim" ]
6 Feb Re: Hefner gulls [JOS GRZYBOWSKI ]
6 Feb Re: Hefner gulls [Melinda Droege ]
6 Feb Hefner gulls [Joe Grzybowski ]
5 Feb Hackberry Flat yesterday [Matthew Jung ]
5 Feb Re: 2005 Greater Prairie-Chicken in Stillwater [Laurel Upshaw ]
5 Feb Re: winter bird count dates for Pontotoc Ridge Preserve and Oka' Yanahli Preserve [John Sterling ]
4 Feb Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 4 [David Arbour ]
4 Feb Out the window [Steve Davis ]
4 Feb Re: 2005 Greater Prairie-Chicken in Stillwater [John Shackford ]
4 Feb 2005 Greater Prairie-Chicken in Stillwater [Patricia Velte ]
4 Feb Greater Prairie Chicken in Bartlesville on 2-4-2016. [Mary Peterson ]
3 Feb Road Runner [John Sterling ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [John Sterling ]
3 Feb El Reno Lake [Steve Davis ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [David John ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [Foundation Subscriber ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville ["Reinking, Daniel L." ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [Jim Jorgensen ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [Melinda Droege ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [Melinda Droege ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [rgunn1 ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville ["Curtis, Tom" ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [Jim Arterburn ]
3 Feb Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
3 Feb Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville [Dan Reinking ]
2 Feb recovery of Peregrine Falcons in Wisconsin talk in Bartlesville [Dan Reinking ]
2 Feb The Messenger bird film coming to Tulsa [Dan Reinking ]
1 Feb Re: FW: eBird Report - Norman--South Jenkins Ave., Jan 31, 2016 [rgunn1 ]
1 Feb Re: FW: eBird Report - OK, Cleveland Co., Norman North., Jan 31, 2016 [Foundation Subscriber ]
1 Feb FW: eBird Report - Norman--South Jenkins Ave., Jan 31, 2016 [Jimmy Woodard ]
1 Feb FW: eBird Report - OK, Cleveland Co., Norman North., Jan 31, 2016 [Jimmy Woodard ]
1 Feb Our Property Bird List for January 2016 on the 12-mile Prairie in Nida, OK. ["Mark A. Trainor" ]
1 Feb Re: Bird Migration Is Happening [Sue Lutze ]
1 Feb Re: whooping cranes ["Hensley, Glen" ]
1 Feb whooping cranes [Dora Webb ]
31 Jan Re: Bird Migration Is Happening [Hollis Price ]
1 Feb Short-eared Owls East of Bartlesville [Mary Peterson ]
31 Jan Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19 [William Diffin ]
31 Jan Bird Migration Is Happening [jwdavis ]
31 Jan Re: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Jan 30, 2016 [Jimmy Woodard ]
30 Jan Swans in Woods County [rgunn1 ]
30 Jan Re: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Jan 30, 2016 [John Shackford ]
30 Jan Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19 [Mark Cromwell ]
30 Jan Inca Doves [John Sterling ]
30 Jan FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Jan 30, 2016 [Jimmy Woodard ]
30 Jan Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19 [Jimmy Woodard ]
30 Jan Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19 [William Diffin ]
30 Jan Black Kattle National Grasslands & Hackberry Flat [Matthew Jung ]
30 Jan Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19 [Matthew Jung ]
30 Jan north Draper Lake/no woodcocks on Friday [Jimmy Woodard ]
30 Jan Re: FW: Tractor Supply grand opening/Choctaw [Moninya Mulder ]
30 Jan Re: FW: Tractor Supply grand opening/Choctaw [Josh Engelbert ]
30 Jan FW: Tractor Supply grand opening/Choctaw [Jimmy Woodard ]

Subject: American robins
From: "Mark A. Trainor" <mtrain53 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:05:36 +0000
First American robins showed up this year this morning on our ranch in Nida, 
OK, feeding on soapberry tree berries. 
Subject: Re: Lynn Lane Reservoir
From: Jana Singletary <jssingletary AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:05:37 -0600
Thanks for the information, Kelly. I'm glad to know it's only a temporary 
closure. 


Jana

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 13, 2016, at 12:22 AM, Bostian, Kelly  
wrote: 

> 
> Scratch that.. repairs are scheduled to be complete in April... this is the 
second phase of the project, which is required to meet OWRB requirements. 

> 
> Kelly Bostian
> Outdoors Writer
> Tulsa World Media Company
> www.tulsaworld.com
> office | 918 581 8357
> mobile | 918 231 1385
> fax | 918 581 8353
> 315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
> twitter |  AT kellybostian
> blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian
> email | kelly.bostian AT tulsaworld.com
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Bostian, Kelly 
[Kelly.Bostian AT TULSAWORLD.COM] 

> Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 12:11 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Lynn Lane Reservoir
> 
> Hi Jana,
> Yes the city will be draining (partially, I believe) the reservoir to do some 
concrete joint repair work. 

> I'm told it will be re-filled during the summer (fishing) months and then 
drawn down again in autumn to complete the repairs. 

> 
> Kelly Bostian
> Outdoors Writer
> Tulsa World Media Company
> www.tulsaworld.com
> office | 918 581 8357
> mobile | 918 231 1385
> fax | 918 581 8353
> 315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
> twitter |  AT kellybostian
> blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian
> email | kelly.bostian AT tulsaworld.com
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Jana Singletary 
[jssingletary AT SBCGLOBAL.NET] 

> Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 11:58 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: [OKBIRDS] Lynn Lane Reservoir
> 
> It appears that another Tulsa birding spot is now off limits. All the gates 
are chained and signs are posted that read: "Construction Area 

> Closed to the public." I saw no sign of any construction in progress, so I 
called the number posted for the reservoir, but I reached their voice mail. I 
left a message, but of course, no one returned my call. Does anyone know 
anything about this? 

> 
> Jana Singletary
> Tulsa
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Lynn Lane Reservoir
From: "Bostian, Kelly" <Kelly.Bostian AT TULSAWORLD.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 06:22:57 +0000
Scratch that.. repairs are scheduled to be complete in April... this is the 
second phase of the project, which is required to meet OWRB requirements. 


Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com
office | 918 581 8357
mobile | 918 231 1385
fax | 918 581 8353
315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
twitter |  AT kellybostian
blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian
email | kelly.bostian AT tulsaworld.com

________________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Bostian, Kelly 
[Kelly.Bostian AT TULSAWORLD.COM] 

Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 12:11 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Lynn Lane Reservoir

Hi Jana,
Yes the city will be draining (partially, I believe) the reservoir to do some 
concrete joint repair work. 

I'm told it will be re-filled during the summer (fishing) months and then drawn 
down again in autumn to complete the repairs. 


Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com
office | 918 581 8357
mobile | 918 231 1385
fax | 918 581 8353
315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
twitter |  AT kellybostian
blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian
email | kelly.bostian AT tulsaworld.com

________________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Jana Singletary 
[jssingletary AT SBCGLOBAL.NET] 

Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 11:58 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Lynn Lane Reservoir

It appears that another Tulsa birding spot is now off limits. All the gates are 
chained and signs are posted that read: "Construction Area 

Closed to the public." I saw no sign of any construction in progress, so I 
called the number posted for the reservoir, but I reached their voice mail. I 
left a message, but of course, no one returned my call. Does anyone know 
anything about this? 


Jana Singletary
Tulsa

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Lynn Lane Reservoir
From: "Bostian, Kelly" <Kelly.Bostian AT TULSAWORLD.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 06:11:39 +0000
Hi Jana,
Yes the city will be draining (partially, I believe) the reservoir to do some 
concrete joint repair work. 

I'm told it will be re-filled during the summer (fishing) months and then drawn 
down again in autumn to complete the repairs. 


Kelly Bostian
Outdoors Writer
Tulsa World Media Company
www.tulsaworld.com
office | 918 581 8357
mobile | 918 231 1385
fax | 918 581 8353
315 S. Boulder Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
twitter |  AT kellybostian
blog |tulsaworld.com/KellyBostian
email | kelly.bostian AT tulsaworld.com

________________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Jana Singletary 
[jssingletary AT SBCGLOBAL.NET] 

Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 11:58 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Lynn Lane Reservoir

It appears that another Tulsa birding spot is now off limits. All the gates are 
chained and signs are posted that read: "Construction Area 

Closed to the public." I saw no sign of any construction in progress, so I 
called the number posted for the reservoir, but I reached their voice mail. I 
left a message, but of course, no one returned my call. Does anyone know 
anything about this? 


Jana Singletary
Tulsa

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Lynn Lane Reservoir
From: Jana Singletary <jssingletary AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:58:05 -0600
It appears that another Tulsa birding spot is now off limits. All the gates are 
chained and signs are posted that read: "Construction Area 

Closed to the public." I saw no sign of any construction in progress, so I 
called the number posted for the reservoir, but I reached their voice mail. I 
left a message, but of course, no one returned my call. Does anyone know 
anything about this? 


Jana Singletary
Tulsa 

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Lake Carl Blackwell and Sooner Lake on 2-11-2016.
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:53:48 +0000
Hello All,

 Jim Deming and I went on a birding expedition yesterday. We started at 
Keystone Dam. There were Bonaparte's, herring and ring-billed gulls below the 
dam. There were at least 3 singing pine warblers in the pines. Next we went to 
Lake Carl Blackwell west of Stillwater. We had a brief, but good look at the 
western grebe from the dam. A roadrunner crossed the road on the way there. 


 Next we went to Sooner Lake. First we went around the small impoundment north 
of the lake. There were lots of mallards, lesser scaup and buffleheads. Next we 
went along the north side of the lake. A male Barrow's goldeneye was found in 
with the common goldeneyes. This is probably the same one that Jim Arterburn 
found a couple months ago. We then went to the gravel road that goes north to 
the south end of the lake. From here, we saw many hundreds of common 
goldeneyes, scaup, 5 common loons and 5 surf scoters. A male ring-necked 
pheasant flew up from about 50 feet away while we were there. 


 We ended the day just inside the entrance to Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa. At 
about 6:15, the first woodcock started calling. It was joined by a couple more 
over the next 15-20 minutes, completing a very enjoyable day. 



Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: Black Mesa visit
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:17:57 +0000
 Greetings OK birders,
Returning from a great birding trip to Arizona we decided, after seeing Western 
Bluebirdsat a New Mexico rest stop, to stop at Black Mesa on the way back to 
Lawton.  We stayedin Clayton, NM, (decent motels and restaurants) about a 45 
minute drive to Black Mesa.  We birded for about 4 hours before continuing on 
to Lawton.Birds seen:Mountain Bluebirds - everywhere!!Roadrunners - 5Loggerhead 
Shrike - 3Townsend's Solitaires - 2Blue Jay - in KentonRough-legged 
HawkFerruginous Hawk - 2Brown Creeper - on the northwest side of Lake 
EtlingRobins - 100+Horned Larks - 30+Common Ravens - 10+Kestrels - 4Mallards - 
2 - very few ducks seen on Lake EtlingDowny Woodpecker -only woodpecker seen!! 

Birds of note seen in Arizona:Streaked-backed Oriole - YumaSinaloa Wren - 
Huachuca CanyonLe Conte's Thrasher, Sage Sparrow and "Bell's" Sage 
SparrowVerdin, Gila, & Acorn Woodpeckers, Gilded Flicker, Phainopepla,Cactus 
Wren, Bridled Titmouse, Townsend's Warbler 

Kurt & Sharon MeisenzahlLawton, OK 
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 10
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:08:24 -0600
Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds at Red Slough today and found 79
species.  The weather was clear, cool, and a little windy.  The highlight of
the day was 3 early returning Tree Swallows.  There is a hint of spring in
the air.  Elms and Red Maples were blooming.  Here is our list for today:

 

Canada Goose - 1

Wood Duck - 8

Gadwall - 222

Mallard - 129

Northern Shoveler - 33

Northern Pintail - 90

Green-winged Teal - 14

Canvasback - 9

Ring-necked Duck - 247

Hooded Merganser - 7 

Common Goldeneye - 1 adult male

Ruddy Duck - 11

Horned Grebe - 1

Pied-billed Grebe - 12

Double-crested Cormorant - 6

Great Blue Heron - 13

Black Vulture - 5

Turkey Vulture - 27

Northern Harrier - 5

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 7

American Kestrel - 2

Virginia Rail - 2

American Coot - 587

Killdeer - 50

Greater Yellowlegs - 8

Wilson's Snipe - 1

Ring-billed Gull - 1

Forster's Tern - 1

Mourning Dove - 18

Eurasian Collared-Dove - 1

Belted Kingfisher - 3

Red-headed Woodpecker - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 5

Northern Flicker - 9

Pileated Woodpecker - 3

Eastern Phoebe - 15

Loggerhead Shrike - 2

Blue Jay - 2

American Crow - 138

Fish Crow - 4

Tree Swallow - 3 (new early arrival date by one day.)

Carolina Chickadee - 7

Tufted Titmouse - 4

Brown Creeper - 1

Carolina Wren - 5

Winter Wren - 2

Marsh Wren - 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 12

Eastern Bluebird - 3

Hermit Thrush - 2

American Robin - 1

Northern Mockingbird - 3

Brown Thrasher - 2

American Pipit - 2

Orange-crowned warbler - 4

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 18

Pine Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Eastern Towhee - 3

Savannah Sparrow - 2

Le Conte's Sparrow - 2

Fox Sparrow - 3

Song Sparrow - 26

Swamp Sparrow - 6

White-throated Sparrow - 5

White-crowned Sparrow - 6

Dark-eyed Junco - 3

Northern Cardinal - 12

Red-winged Blackbird - 450

Eastern Meadowlark - 26

Western Meadowlark - 1

Rusty Blackbird - 40

Common Grackle - 4

American Goldfinch - 2

 

 

Odonates:

 

Variegated Meadowhawk

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Western Cottonmouth

Spring Peeper - calling.

Southern Leopard Frog - calling.

 

Other sightings:

 

River Otter

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Photo Workshops and Other News about Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival
From: John Kennington <johnkennington AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:52:25 -0600
As you may know, the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival is joining with the
OOS Spring Meeting, to be held in Woodward, April 13-20. The OOS attendees
will be attending their own field trips and will be joining the festival
attendees for the banquet and speaker. We also have workshops Sat and Sun
afternoons that are free for all to attend. OOS attendees are welcome to
also register for the festival and attend any of our other events. Besides
the obvious attraction of the birds, I want to share some other highlights
of the Festival. See www.lektreks.org for all the details.

*Photography Workshop*

I am really excited to announce that we've just confirmed that Noppadol
Paothong will be returning this year to lead our Photography Workshop!!!!
It is on Thur, Apr 12. If you have any interest in photography, from
beginner to expert, this is something you don't want to miss!

First a bit about Noppadol. He is a nature/conservation photographer,
documenting rare and endangered species. He is a staff wildlife
photographer with the Missouri Department of Conservation and his images
appear in the monthly publication Missouri Conservationist, one of the
largest and highest quality state conservation magazines. His photos have
also appeared in many national publications, including National Wildlife,
Audubon, Nature Conservancy, Field & Stream, and many more. To see
Noppadol’s work, visit www.nopnatureimages.com

In 2014 Noppadol published Save the Last Dance – A Story of North American
Grassland Grouse with outdoor writer, Joel M. Vance. The book captures the
dazzling beauty of seven grouse species whose populations are rapidly
declining across North America. Noppadol spent a decade documenting these
species.

For the Festival Noppadol is leading a field and classroom photography
workshop. This will not be just about bird photography; Noppadol will
tailor the experience to each participant’s level of expertise and
interests. Both beginners and professionals will benefit from this time
with a world-class photographer like Noppadol.

We’ll begin the morning shooting on the Selman Ranch in the early light of
sunrise, and spend the rest of the morning photographing on the Ranch. We
will also visit a lek (after the birds have left) to discuss of how to
photograph the chickens (to prepare for your own visit later in the
festival.) After lunch in Woodward with Noppadol (on your own), you will
move to the Northwest Inn for a session “Going Beyond Basic Photography and
Shooting Like Pro” where he will share his photos and discuss how he
captured them, how to find better composition, light, color, and formation,
and other photo techniques and equipment. Time permitting, he will offer
critiques of participants photos. The cost is $150, with a maximum of 10
participants, so register ASAP if interested.

Bonus: Noppadol will also be joining the Friday Photographer’s Package (for
no additional charge) so sign up for Friday to take advantage of Nop’s
expertise! (Note there are only 2 spots left for Friday.)

*Keynote Speaker Pete Dunne*

Our keynote speaker this year is Pete Dunne! I'm really thrilled we were
able to get him. Pete is currently Birding Ambassador for the New Jersey
Audubon Society. He recently retired as Director of the Cape May Bird
Observatory, and is the founder of the World Series of Birding. Pete is a
well known author (editorial comment - that is not really accurate, he is
one of, if not "the", best and most famous authors of our time writing
about birds, birding and nature!) Some of his numerous books include  Tales
of A Low Rent Birder, Hawks in Flight, Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide
Companion  and The Art of Pishing. He is a regular columnist in a number of
birding publications such as American Birds, Birding, Living Bird, Birder’s
World  and WildBird. Best known for his skills as a hawk watcher, he is
equally fascinated by shorebirds and songbirds. Pete has been leading
workshops and tours for nearly 30 years and he delights in sharing with
others his knowledge and passion for birds.

Pete's keynote address will be Saturday evening after the banquet, and you
can sign up for the banquet either with your OOS registration or as part of
your Festival registration (the banquet prices are the same either way).

*Selman Lab/Bat Mist Netting*

The last activity I want to highlight is our Fri afternoon activities at
the Selman Living Laboratory (SLL). This is a field research facility, run
by the Unv. of Central Oklahoma located on the open prairie northeast of
Woodward. We'll have a botany and insect walk, led by botanist Dr. Gloria
Cadell and entomologist Dr. Rebecca Pace around the prairie, followed by
dinner at the Lab.

At dusk are two choices You can either stay at the SLL to take advantage of
northwest Oklahoma’s dark skies for stargazing with members of the
Starcreek Astronomical Society (weather permitting, of course!) Or, you can
join us at nearby Alabaster Caverns for bat mist netting with Dr. Bill
Caire. We normally find several different species of bats, and seeing them
so up close and personal is a unique experience.

*Featured Artist*

Each year we have an artist create a unique piece of art for the Festival,
and this year we did something a bit different. We asked Terry Frazier, an
Oklahoma flute maker and wood carver, to create a carved Prairie-Chicken.
We're super excited about the results, and feature his sculpture on our
festival poster. We will also be auctioning off Terry's original carving at
the Festival. See see his work, go to
www.lektreks.org/faqs/featured-artists/. You can also click on the
Merchandise option to see the festival poster and t-shirt.


We've got a late advertisement coming out in the Feb issue of Birding
magazine, so I'm extending the early bird deadline for the reduced
registration fee (for the Festival) to Feb 29th. If you have any questions,
contact John Kennington at johnkennington AT gmail.com or 918-809-6325. You
may register at www.lektreks.org

If you are only participating in the OOS activities and banquet, you may
register at www.okbirds.org

Thanks,

John Kennington
Festival Coordinator
Subject: eBird phone app
From: Steve Davis <spd8109 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:50:11 -0600
Submitted our first set of observations on the new free eBird phone app
this morning on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Not quite as slick yet as the BirdLog
app it is replacing, but they're inviting feedback to improve it. So, I
guess we're ready for GBBC this weekend.
--steve and mary
Subject: Re: Robins in southwest Oklahoma
From: Peggie Mitchell <jpmitchellp AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:11:39 -0600
Sorry about my other posts today. I keep trying to move certain posts to my
AOL address but they don't go. Apparently they are not going to go
according to the other post.

We are in Duncan. Occasionally we see cedar waxwings in large flocks. Maybe
once or twice a year. This year we have been seeing 1 or 2  then 10 or 15
will join them. This happens 3 or 4 times per week. We were birding Duncan
Lake last week and found a lot of cedar waxwings way back on the west end.
We went back a few days later and there weren't any. They were feeding on
small bushes/trees with purple/black berry clusters.

I was interested in reading the posts about the different behavior as this
has been unusual for our area.

We have also had 1 twice or 2 male purple finch and a female purple finch
over the last 2 weeks. Purple finches are not seen very often here.

Good birding
Peggie Mitchell
On Feb 10, 2016 1:16 AM, "bill"  wrote:

> Interesting stuff! I too have a robin/ waxwing conundrum. I often bird
> following a creek that runs through one of the parks here in Enid. There's
> one stretch of less than fifty yards where i can expect at least a dozen
> waxwings and more robins this time of year. Either side of this strip
> contains no waxwings and few robins. Not knowing plants as i should, all i
> see are birds in bare deciduois trees. No idea what is special about that
> place, or why they don't exhaust the food, whatever it is, and move on.
> Especially the waxwings who are usually here today and gone a little later
> today. Its enough to keep a person up at night...
>
>
> peace
>
> -bill
>
> enid garfield co ok
>
>
> ------ Original message------
>
> *From: *Russell Doughty
>
> *Date: *Mon, Feb 8, 2016 14:44
>
> *To: *OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU;
>
> *Subject:*Re: [OKBIRDS] Robins in southwest Oklahoma
>
>
> I photographed a single waxwing in a tree with several blue birds and a
> yellow-rumped warbler yesterday. I thought it odd as I've never seen a
> waxwing hanging out like that by itself. They seem to fly in flocks and
> completely strip a tree or two before further moving. One day last week I
> had a very large flock of robins (over 100) picking my juniper berries.
> They stayed virtually the entire day.
>
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 2:13 PM, ROBERT LAVAL 
> wrote:
>
> Robins have been very rare this winter in central Leflore CO.  Usually we
> have large flocks at least for part of the winter.  I think there has been
> a failure of the Red Cedar berry crop this year locally.  Last year saw a
> bumper crop of berries and Robins were every where.  Cedar berries are a
> staple of winter food for Robins and Waxwings.  We have had no waxwings
> either.
>
> BOB & NANCY LAVAL
> 20367 PINE MTN. LP.
> HEAVENER, OK 74937
> 918 653 7921
>
>
>
>
Subject: Re: Robins in southwest Oklahoma
From: bill <billwx AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:16:32 +0000





 Interesting stuff! I too have a robin/ waxwing conundrum. I often bird 
following a creek that runs through one of the parks here in Enid. There's one 
stretch of less than fifty yards where i can expect at least a dozen waxwings 
and more robins this time of year. Either side of this strip contains no 
waxwings and few robins. Not knowing plants as i should, all i see are birds in 
bare deciduois trees. No idea what is special about that place, or why they 
don't exhaust the food, whatever it is, and move on. Especially the waxwings 
who are usually here today and gone a little later today. Its enough to keep a 
person up at night... 

peace-billenid garfield co ok



------ Original message------From: Russell DoughtyDate: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 
14:44To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU;Subject:Re: [OKBIRDS] Robins in southwest 
Oklahoma 

I photographed a single waxwing in a tree with several blue birds and a
yellow-rumped warbler yesterday. I thought it odd as I've never seen a
waxwing hanging out like that by itself. They seem to fly in flocks and
completely strip a tree or two before further moving. One day last week I
had a very large flock of robins (over 100) picking my juniper berries.
They stayed virtually the entire day.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 2:13 PM, ROBERT LAVAL  wrote:

> Robins have been very rare this winter in central Leflore CO.  Usually we
> have large flocks at least for part of the winter.  I think there has been
> a failure of the Red Cedar berry crop this year locally.  Last year saw a
> bumper crop of berries and Robins were every where.  Cedar berries are a
> staple of winter food for Robins and Waxwings.  We have had no waxwings
> either.
>
> BOB & NANCY LAVAL
> 20367 PINE MTN. LP.
> HEAVENER, OK 74937
> 918 653 7921
>
>
Subject: This Past Weekend
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 21:44:31 +0000
 Mary and I took a ride out to the Salt Plains on Saturday. Had lots of ruddy 
ducks on the lake, a roadrunner at the state park, 30-40 sandhill cranes at 
Sand Creek Bay and a rough-legged hawk near Shidler on the way back. 


 Yesterday we went down to Tenkiller Lake. The lake above the dam was still 
muddy. There were lots of Bonaparte's gulls just above the dam, but not much 
else. The river below the dam was devastated by the floods just after 
Christmas. It will take some doing to get the trout fishing anywhere near what 
it was last year. The visibility in the river is about a foot. There were over 
100 black vultures below the dam along the river feeding and fighting over 
something. As we crossed the north end of the lake, the water was not as muddy 
and there were a couple common loons swimming above the bridge. There were 
about 50 ring-billed gulls on the beach and over 100 white pelicans on the 
island at Taylor Ferry Landing at Fort Gibson Lake. 


 This morning I went north of Bartlesville before the high winds. Had a merlin 
on the north end of the road that goes by Adams Ranch. There was 1 
white-fronted goose on the south end of Young's Lake. There was nothing below 
the dam and Copan Lake was muddy and full of whitecaps. 



Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: Re: Robins in southwest Oklahoma
From: Russell Doughty <rustymonroe AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:43:19 -0600
I photographed a single waxwing in a tree with several blue birds and a
yellow-rumped warbler yesterday. I thought it odd as I've never seen a
waxwing hanging out like that by itself. They seem to fly in flocks and
completely strip a tree or two before further moving. One day last week I
had a very large flock of robins (over 100) picking my juniper berries.
They stayed virtually the entire day.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 2:13 PM, ROBERT LAVAL  wrote:

> Robins have been very rare this winter in central Leflore CO.  Usually we
> have large flocks at least for part of the winter.  I think there has been
> a failure of the Red Cedar berry crop this year locally.  Last year saw a
> bumper crop of berries and Robins were every where.  Cedar berries are a
> staple of winter food for Robins and Waxwings.  We have had no waxwings
> either.
>
> BOB & NANCY LAVAL
> 20367 PINE MTN. LP.
> HEAVENER, OK 74937
> 918 653 7921
>
>
Subject: Re: Robins in southwest Oklahoma
From: ROBERT LAVAL <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:13:51 -0600
Robins have been very rare this winter in central Leflore CO. Usually we have 
large flocks at least for part of the winter. I think there has been a failure 
of the Red Cedar berry crop this year locally. Last year saw a bumper crop of 
berries and Robins were every where. Cedar berries are a staple of winter food 
for Robins and Waxwings. We have had no waxwings either. 


BOB & NANCY LAVAL
20367 PINE MTN. LP.
HEAVENER, OK 74937
918 653 7921
Subject: Weekend Birds
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:27:07 -0600
Hello All,

Saturday at Lake Yahola, saw an early alternate-plumage Franklin's Gull.
Also a continuing overwintering Eared Grebe. In the evening near the Oxley
gate, 2-3 Woodcocks started displaying and calling around 6:15, but they
called it a night around 15-20 minutes later.

On Sunday, saw a male Pine warbler below Keystone dam.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Robins in southwest Oklahoma
From: Willie Smith <whsmith88 AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 08:27:28 -0600
     We have 1000's of American Robins here in Cotton county; they are
literally everywhere.

 

Willie
Subject: Stillwater Rusty Blackbirds
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 08:31:16 -0600
My bike commute was delayed this morning by a group of at least a dozen
Rusty Blackbirds at the north Boomer Creek parking lot in Stillwater (i.e.,
along the Kameoka Trail on the north side of Boomer Lake). They were
perched up calling for a few minutes in one of the large dead trees, and
then they flew north further into the woods. This general area is worth
checking regularly as the woods are currently holding some standing water
which makes for ideal Rusty foraging habitat.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Western Grebe - Lake Carl Blackwell
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2016 12:43:38 -0600
The Western Grebe continues at noon today at Lake Carl Blackwell. Seen by
Sara and I from the dam swimming and diving about 1/2 mile west out into
the lake (roughly straight north from Ski Point). ID is possible with
binoculars but a scope is recommended for close looks. Thanks to Tim
O'Connell for finding and reporting!

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Re: First spring migrants in Stillwater - Ross's and Snow Geese
From: Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2016 10:48:42 -0600
Think they flock tighter when cold. More time foraging specifically; less time 
on vigilance. A group dynamic. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 7, 2016, at 9:31 AM, Scott Loss  wrote:
> 
> My first spring migrants, a mixed flock of 7 Ross's Geese and 2 Snow Geese, 
flew over the yard heading north this morning. There were also above average 
numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers around (>20), which makes me wonder if they 
are also starting to migrate or at least form into pre-migration staging 
groups. 

> 
> Scott Loss
> Stillwater
Subject: Purple Martins Arrived in Augusta Georgia February 6, 2016
From: jwdavis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2016 09:38:19 -0600
Purple Martins arrived in Augusta, Georgia yesterday. Look for them to be 
arriving at your locations soon. May sure the Martin boxes are cleaned and 
ready for these birds. Bluebirds are also checking out nest boxes and titmice 
are singing so prepare for them as well. 


Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs, AR 
Subject: First spring migrants in Stillwater - Ross's and Snow Geese
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2016 09:31:59 -0600
My first spring migrants, a mixed flock of 7 Ross's Geese and 2 Snow Geese,
flew over the yard heading north this morning. There were also above
average numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers around (>20), which makes me
wonder if they are also starting to migrate or at least form into
pre-migration staging groups.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: Western Grebe, Lake Carl Blackwell
From: "O Connell, Tim" <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2016 01:01:23 +0000
Some good birds at Lake Carl Blackwell in Payne County this morning. Highlights 
included Winter Wren, LeConte’s Sparrow, and a Western Grebe on the east side 
of the lake near the dam. Of the 4 Red-tailed hawks, 2 were of the western 
form: One was heavily rufous below, the other was charcoal gray-black all over 
but with a beautiful red tail. 


Good birding,
~Tim O’Connell
Stillwater

Lake Carl Blackwell, Payne, Oklahoma, US
Feb 6, 2016 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     Lovely morning for a ramble around Lake Carl Blackwell.
52 species

Canada Goose  11
Gadwall  25
Mallard  11
Ring-necked Duck  10
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Western Grebe 1 Observed in vicinity of Gadwall and Ring-necked Ducks: Very 
dark dorsally, shining white below. Dark cap extended on face to below the eye. 
Bill long, pointed, and predominantly yellow. 

Double-crested Cormorant  9
American White Pelican 0 1 freshly dead individual found; no obvious cause of 
death 

Great Blue Heron  2
Northern Harrier  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  4
American Coot  1
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  6
Northern Flicker  3     2 yellow-shafted, 1 red-shafted
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  5
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  10
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  2
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  9
Bewick's Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  9
American Robin  8
Northern Mockingbird  3
Cedar Waxwing  15
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Le Conte's Sparrow  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  48
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Harris's Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  7
Spotted Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Eastern Meadowlark  6
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27333886 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: Hefner gulls
From: JOS GRZYBOWSKI <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2016 19:03:29 +0000
:-)))Not sure they will line up, but know they will be heading north.:-))))
 

 On Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:19 PM, Melinda Droege 
 wrote: 

 

 send them up to Washington County!
On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 9:13 AM, Joe Grzybowski  
wrote: 


This morning among gulls on east side of Hefner were 2 lesser black-backed, one 
adult Thayer's, and a second-cycle glaucous gull. 


CHEERS.   Joe Grzybowski

Sent from my iPhone



  
Subject: Re: Hefner gulls
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2016 12:19:39 -0600
send them up to Washington County!

On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 9:13 AM, Joe Grzybowski 
wrote:

> This morning among gulls on east side of Hefner were 2 lesser
> black-backed, one adult Thayer's, and a second-cycle glaucous gull.
>
> CHEERS.   Joe Grzybowski
>
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Hefner gulls
From: Joe Grzybowski <j_grzybowski AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2016 09:13:34 -0600
This morning among gulls on east side of Hefner were 2 lesser black-backed, one 
adult Thayer's, and a second-cycle glaucous gull. 


CHEERS.   Joe Grzybowski 

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Hackberry Flat yesterday
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 20:09:29 -0600
Lonnie and I birded at Hackberry Flat in the late afternoon only.  Our
aim was to photograph a few Short-eared Owls as they start flying just
at sun-down - we were not disappointed.

It was an afternoon for raptors; we saw many Northern Harriers, a good
number of Red-tailed Hawks, American Kestrels and we were able to
re-locate a Ferruginous Hawk I first saw and photographed on January
13 and a Prairie Falcon Lonnie and I saw and photographed 12/9/2015.
At minimum these could be the same birds.

The owls started to fly as the setting sun was kissing the horizon,
some were even arguing with the harriers still in the air.

We saw at least two Short-eared Owls in the area we staked out during
the brief time span the light was 'good enough' for our lenses.
Lonnie did better than I, my Cannon IS 100 - 400 mm zoom simply has
not sufficient light gathering capacity once the sun is down (I'm not
complaining).

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Re: 2005 Greater Prairie-Chicken in Stillwater
From: Laurel Upshaw <lpupshaw AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 16:18:58 -0600
Fantastic picture!!   Thanks so much!  Laurel Upshaw
On Feb 4, 2016, at 1:23 PM, John Shackford  wrote:

> Hi Pat,
> 
> Great (and rediculous!) picture of the GPC on your car hood and of the 
Stillwater Airport! Fantastic fun! Contratulations!. 

> 
> John Shackford
> Edmond
> 
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:40 AM, Patricia Velte  wrote:
> Jimmy has a great memory! Terri Underhill and I photographed a GPC at the 
Stillwater Airport on 2 Feb 2005 and the bird did sit on the hood of my SUV 
for awhile. The bird showed up a day or two before we saw it and others 
reported on its habit of perching on top of cars. 

> 
>  
> 
> Here's a photo showing the bird on the SUV hood and also it's proximity to 
the airport: 

> 
>  
> 
> http://backyardbirdcam.com/prairie-chicken-plane2-2-05a.jpg
> 
>  
> 
> Happy birding,
> 
>  
> 
> Pat Velte
> 
> pvelte AT cox.net
> 
> Oklahoma City
> 
>  
> 
> 
Subject: Re: winter bird count dates for Pontotoc Ridge Preserve and Oka' Yanahli Preserve
From: John Sterling <prairie AT ITLNET.NET>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:37:09 -0600
Please send directions.

John

Sent from my iPad

> On Jan 4, 2016, at 4:37 PM, "Jona A. Tucker"  wrote:
> 
> The Christmas Bird Counts are over and I know all of you will have cabin 
fever soon. If you are bored, I can help with that on two Saturdays this 
winter. If you are not bored, I still need your help. :) 

>  
> The 9th annual winter bird count at The Nature Conservancy’s Pontotoc Ridge 
Preserve will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016. 

>  
> On Saturday, February 6, 2016, we will have the Oka’ Yanahli Preserve 
winter bird count. Oka’ Yanahli just grew from 490 acres to 3,600 acres. This 
will be the first avian count on the new land acquisition. You will get to see 
it before–almost—anyone else. (The first chance to see the new property 
will be at a volunteer work day on January 30th. Come to that too!) 

>  
> Here are the details:
>  
> WBC at Pontotoc Ridge Preserve
> Saturday, January 23
> 7:30 am to 3:00ish pm
> Registration is required: contact me at jtucker AT tnc.org
> Maps and directions will be sent via email the Monday before the count to 
everyone that is registered. Lunch will be provided. 

>  
> WBC at Oka’ Yanahli Preserve
> Saturday, February 6
> 7:30 am to 3:00ish pm
> Registration is required: contact me at jtucker AT tnc.org
> Maps and directions will be sent via email the Monday before the count to 
everyone that is registered. Lunch will be provided. 

>  
> Come to BOTH winter bird counts! I promise camaraderie, (mild) rivalry, food 
and fun in exchange for your assistance. 

>  
> Jona
>  
> Jona Tucker
> Preserve Manager
> The Nature Conservancy/Oklahoma
> 31700 County Road 3593
> Stonewall, OK 74871
>  
> “We are all destined to be claimed by the ages. Let the monument to our 
existence not be of bronze or concrete, but a thriving natural world.” 

> Franklin Leroy Alm
>  
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Feb. 4
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 21:09:47 -0600
It was mostly clear, cold, and windy on the bird survey today.  60 species
were found.  The biggest highlight of the day was finding the Golden Eagle
sitting on the levee east of the south parking area feeding on some prey it
had captured and surrounded by crows and a Northern Harrier that were
waiting and hoping for leftovers.  I spent half the survey in the woods
today now that the hunters are gone.  Here is my list for today:

 

Gadwall - 740

Mallard - 85

Northern Shoveler - 28

Northern Pintail - 318

Green-winged Teal - 10

Canvasback - 9

Ring-necked Duck - 447

Hooded Merganser - 7 

Ruddy Duck - 19

Pied-billed Grebe - 8

Double-crested Cormorant - 23

Great Blue Heron - 14

Black Vulture - 6

Turkey Vulture - 19

Bald Eagle - 1 imm.

Northern Harrier - 4

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Red-tailed Hawk - 3

Golden Eagle - 1 adult

American Kestrel - 1

American Coot - 518

Killdeer - 116

Greater Yellowlegs - 7

Wilson's Snipe - 12

Mourning Dove - 30

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Northern Flicker - 3

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 3

Loggerhead Shrike - 1

Blue Jay - 3

American Crow - 190

Fish Crow - 5

Carolina Chickadee - 4

Tufted Titmouse - 4

Brown Creeper - 2

Carolina Wren - 4

Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4

Eastern Bluebird - 3

Hermit Thrush - 1

Brown Thrasher - 4

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 9

Pine Warbler - 1

Eastern Towhee - 2

Savannah Sparrow - 1

Le Conte's Sparrow - 1

Fox Sparrow - 1

Song Sparrow - 5

Swamp Sparrow - 3

White-throated Sparrow - 9

White-crowned Sparrow - 12

Northern Cardinal - 10

Red-winged Blackbird - 600

Eastern Meadowlark - 28

Rusty Blackbird - 2

Common Grackle - 13

American Goldfinch - 5

 

 

Herps:

 

Southern Black Racer

Southern Leopard Frogs - calling.

 

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 
Subject: Out the window
From: Steve Davis <spd8109 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:32:46 -0600
Mary noticed a cloud of small insects out a south window this afternoon.
They were over a section of our roof and a yellow-rumped warbler hopped up
on the roof and was snacking on them when a junco came along and ran off
the warbler and tried to grab some insects too. The warbler and junco
traded places a couple of times before the insects moved away.
Subject: Re: 2005 Greater Prairie-Chicken in Stillwater
From: John Shackford <johnshackford AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:23:19 -0600
Hi Pat,

Great (and rediculous!) picture of the GPC on your car hood and of the
Stillwater Airport!  Fantastic fun!  Contratulations!.

John Shackford
Edmond

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:40 AM, Patricia Velte  wrote:

> Jimmy has a great memory!  Terri Underhill and I photographed a GPC at the
> Stillwater Airport on 2 Feb 2005… and the bird did sit on the hood of my
> SUV for awhile.  The bird showed up a day or two before we saw it and
> others reported on its habit of perching on top of cars.
>
>
>
> Here's a photo showing the bird on the SUV hood and also it's proximity to
> the airport:
>
>
>
> http://backyardbirdcam.com/prairie-chicken-plane2-2-05a.jpg
>
>
>
> Happy birding,
>
>
>
> Pat Velte
>
> pvelte AT cox.net
>
> Oklahoma City
>
>
>
Subject: 2005 Greater Prairie-Chicken in Stillwater
From: Patricia Velte <pvelte AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:40:21 -0600
Jimmy has a great memory!  Terri Underhill and I photographed a GPC at the
Stillwater Airport on 2 Feb 2005. and the bird did sit on the hood of my SUV
for awhile.  The bird showed up a day or two before we saw it and others
reported on its habit of perching on top of cars.

 

Here's a photo showing the bird on the SUV hood and also it's proximity to
the airport:

 

http://backyardbirdcam.com/prairie-chicken-plane2-2-05a.jpg

 

Happy birding,

 

Pat Velte

pvelte AT cox.net

Oklahoma City

 
Subject: Greater Prairie Chicken in Bartlesville on 2-4-2016.
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:55:53 +0000
Hello All,

 I drove to the area in Bartlesville south of Adams and west of Virginia where 
the Greater Prairie Chicken had been seen yesterday at 7:30 this morning. I 
found the bird in a fenced-in yard at the intersection of 8th and Rogers. It 
was actively feeding about 50 feet west of Rogers. 



Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: Road Runner
From: John Sterling <prairie AT ITLNET.NET>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 21:01:50 -0600
Saw the Road Runner that had lost its tail today. Have seen the other one 
several times. The tail had grown out about five inches which I thought was 
rather rapid. 


John

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: John Sterling <prairie AT ITLNET.NET>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 20:43:37 -0600
I got one at the Stillwater Airport back in the early seventies. Of course 
there were a lot more around then and there was still habitat present. 


John

Sent from my iPad

> On Feb 3, 2016, at 5:56 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
> Pat Velte and a few others photographed a prairie chicken at the Stillwater 
Airport several years ago. I believe it was in the early 2000’s. I’ll try 

> to check the date. I think Tim O’Connell may have referenced this sighting 
a few weeks ago on the listserve. 

> I think Pat had the bird jump on the hood of her car at one point. 

>  
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>                 Midwest City, OK
>  
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Dan Reinking
> Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 9:47 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
>  
> Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this 
morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to locate 
the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a few photos. 
It was still there when I left about 8:40. 

> Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one in 
town is very unusual. 

>  
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 

>  
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 

>  
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 

>  
> Gallery link to the “P” section (scroll down to prairie-chicken): 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p 

>  
> Dan Reinking
> Sutton Avian Research Center
Subject: El Reno Lake
From: Steve Davis <spd8109 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 20:24:01 -0600
Mary, my brother and I spent a few hours at El Reno Lake late this
afternoon and saw 28 species. Best of the lot were horned larks, an eastern
phoebe, 3 pairs of eastern bluebirds and a couple of male red-shafted
flickers.
--steve d and mary l
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: David John <dtjohn07 AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 18:30:26 -0600
Since we're all remembering our Greater Prairie Chicken sightings, I have to 
mention that we saw one along Hwy. 75 north of Tulsa near Hwy. 20 (to Skiatook 
and Collinsville) about 17 years ago just as we were moving to our new country 
homestead in north Tulsa County. 

David John 



David T. John, dtjohn07 AT msn.com, 15020 N. Lewis Ave., Skiatook, OK 74070, 
918-396-4277. 

 
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 18:24:46 -0600
From: drhal2 AT COX.NET
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

I saw a GPC walking along the grassy edge of route 64 between Medford and Great 
Salt Plains about 10 years ago . I also found a road killed GPC along route 64 
south of Pond Creek while driving from Pawhuska to Woodward during the Leks and 
Treks festival the first year that we were able to see the GPC up at Foraker. 
Hal Yocum 


Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 3, 2016, at 5:56 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

 Pat Velte and a few others photographed a prairie chicken at the Stillwater 
Airport several years ago. I believe it was in the early 2000s. Ill try to 
check the date. I think Tim OConnell may have referenced this sighting a few 
weeks ago on the listserve. I think Pat had the bird jump on the hood of her 
car at one point. Jimmy Woodard Midwest City, OK From: okbirds 
[mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Dan Reinking 

Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 9:47 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville Lena Larsson spotted a 
prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this morning. This is mixed 
industrial and residential area. I was able to locate the bird on a lawn at the 
corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a few photos. It was still there when I 
left about 8:40.Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so 
having one in town is very unusual. 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 
Gallery link to the P section (scroll down to prairie-chicken): 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p Dan 
ReinkingSutton Avian Research Center 
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 18:24:46 -0600
I saw a GPC walking along the grassy edge of route 64 between Medford and Great 
Salt Plains about 10 years ago . I also found a road killed GPC along route 64 
south of Pond Creek while driving from Pawhuska to Woodward during the Leks and 
Treks festival the first year that we were able to see the GPC up at Foraker. 

Hal Yocum 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 3, 2016, at 5:56 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
> Pat Velte and a few others photographed a prairie chicken at the Stillwater 
Airport several years ago. I believe it was in the early 2000’s. I’ll try 

> to check the date. I think Tim O’Connell may have referenced this sighting 
a few weeks ago on the listserve. 

> I think Pat had the bird jump on the hood of her car at one point. 

>  
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>                 Midwest City, OK
>  
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Dan Reinking
> Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 9:47 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
>  
> Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this 
morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to locate 
the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a few photos. 
It was still there when I left about 8:40. 

> Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one in 
town is very unusual. 

>  
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 

>  
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 

>  
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 

>  
> Gallery link to the “P” section (scroll down to prairie-chicken): 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p 

>  
> Dan Reinking
> Sutton Avian Research Center
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: "Reinking, Daniel L." <dreinking AT OU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 22:43:08 +0000
At 4:45 today it was half a block south of Adams and half a block west of 
Rogers. 

Dan
________________________________
From: okbirds [OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] on behalf of Melinda Droege 
[oklagranny26 AT GMAIL.COM] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 13:42
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville

I got the prairie chicken around 12:45!! It had moved to the south in the 
fenced field behind the stoned church on Adams....at approximately Morton and 
8th St. It was resting under a bare tree. Looks like it is out of the traffic 
now. 


Thanks to Lena for spotting it, to Dan for the post and great photos and to 
Josh telling me to check my email! What a wonderful surprise! 


Melinda Droege
B'ville

On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Dan Reinking 
> wrote: 

Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this 
morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to locate 
the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a few photos. 
It was still there when I left about 8:40. 

Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one in 
town is very unusual. 



http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 



http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 



http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 


Gallery link to the P section (scroll down to prairie-chicken): 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p 


Dan Reinking
Sutton Avian Research Center
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: Jim Jorgensen <hpah AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:25:44 -0600
GPCs not GPDs

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 3, 2016, at 3:23 PM, Jim Jorgensen  wrote:
> 
> We were looking for Road Runners about 30 minutes ago and observed a 
Prairie-Chicken along i240 just north of Draper Lake. Mr Woodard and co. have 
seen the GPDs south off this location in the past. 

> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Feb 3, 2016, at 11:43 AM, Melinda Droege  wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Dan Reinking  wrote:
>>> Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this 
morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to locate 
the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a few photos. 
It was still there when I left about 8:40. 

>>> 
>>> Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one 
in town is very unusual. 

>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 

>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 

>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 

>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Gallery link to the “P” section (scroll down to prairie-chicken): 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p 

>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Dan Reinking
>>> 
>>> Sutton Avian Research Center
>>> 
>> 
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:42:08 -0600
I got the prairie chicken around 12:45!!  It had moved to the south in the
fenced field behind the stoned church on Adams....at approximately Morton
and 8th St.  It was resting under a bare tree.  Looks like it is out of the
traffic now.

Thanks to Lena for spotting it, to Dan for the post and great photos and to
Josh telling me to check my email!  What a wonderful surprise!

Melinda Droege
B'ville

On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Dan Reinking  wrote:

> Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this
> morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to
> locate the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a
> few photos. It was still there when I left about 8:40.
>
> Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one
> in town is very unusual.
>
>
>
>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 

>
>
>
>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 

>
>
>
>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 

>
>
>
> Gallery link to the “P” section (scroll down to prairie-chicken):
> http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p
>
>
>
> Dan Reinking
>
> Sutton Avian Research Center
>
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:43:01 -0600
On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Dan Reinking  wrote:

> Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this
> morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to
> locate the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a
> few photos. It was still there when I left about 8:40.
>
> Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one
> in town is very unusual.
>
>
>
>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 

>
>
>
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> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 

>
>
>
>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 

>
>
>
> Gallery link to the “P” section (scroll down to prairie-chicken):
> http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p
>
>
>
> Dan Reinking
>
> Sutton Avian Research Center
>
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:12:34 -0600
For what it's worth, I had a Lesser Prairie Chicken inside  the circle 
of the turn out on I-35 on Route 9, immediately south of Norman about 
thirty years ago. It was winter (January as I recall) and there was snow 
on the ground and I got some decent black an white photos before it flew 
off.

D.


On 2/3/2016 10:46 AM, Curtis, Tom wrote:
>
> I had one on the south side of Keystone Lake a few years ago.  Someone 
> suggested that it was an escapee rather than a dispersing bird.
>
> Have fun,
>
> Tom Curtis
>
> *From:*okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Jim Arterburn
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 03, 2016 10:24 AM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
>
> Dan,
>
> Nice pictures. This reminds me of the one we had in Tulsa many years 
> ago on Thanksgiving Day. He was hanging out on the lawn of the old 
> Amoco Research Center at 41^st & Yale Avenue and would occasionally 
> fly over to the deserted parking lot of the old Southland Shopping 
> Center. A couple of years before that John Tomer had collected one 
> that had flown into a window of a building in downtown Tulsa. I guess 
> they do move around some in winter.
>
> Jim Arterburn
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *Dan Reinking
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 03, 2016 9:47 AM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
> *Subject:* Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
>
> Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville 
> this morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was 
> able to locate the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and 
> obtained a few photos. It was still there when I left about 8:40.
>
> Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having 
> one in town is very unusual.
>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 

>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 

>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 

>
> Gallery link to the P section (scroll down to prairie-chicken): 
> http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p
>
> Dan Reinking
>
> Sutton Avian Research Center
>
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: "Curtis, Tom" <tom.curtis AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:46:15 +0000
I had one on the south side of Keystone Lake a few years ago. Someone suggested 
that it was an escapee rather than a dispersing bird. 


Have fun,
Tom Curtis


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Arterburn
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 10:24 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville

Dan,

Nice pictures. This reminds me of the one we had in Tulsa many years ago on 
Thanksgiving Day. He was hanging out on the lawn of the old Amoco Research 
Center at 41st & Yale Avenue and would occasionally fly over to the deserted 
parking lot of the old Southland Shopping Center. A couple of years before that 
John Tomer had collected one that had flown into a window of a building in 
downtown Tulsa. I guess they do move around some in winter. 


Jim Arterburn

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Dan Reinking
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 9:47 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville

Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this 
morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to locate 
the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a few photos. 
It was still there when I left about 8:40. 

Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one in 
town is very unusual. 



http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 



http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 



http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 


Gallery link to the "P" section (scroll down to prairie-chicken): 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p 


Dan Reinking
Sutton Avian Research Center
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 10:24:06 -0600
Dan,

 

Nice pictures. This reminds me of the one we had in Tulsa many years ago on
Thanksgiving Day. He was hanging out on the lawn of the old Amoco Research
Center at 41st & Yale Avenue and would occasionally fly over to the deserted
parking lot of the old Southland Shopping Center. A couple of years before
that John Tomer had collected one that had flown into a window of a building
in downtown Tulsa. I guess they do move around some in winter.

 

Jim Arterburn

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Dan Reinking
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 9:47 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville

 

Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this
morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to locate
the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a few
photos. It was still there when I left about 8:40.

Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one in
town is very unusual.

 

http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Fe
b2016-724sm.jpg

 

http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Fe
b2016-734sm.jpg

 

http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Fe
b2016-716sm.jpg

 

Gallery link to the "P" section (scroll down to prairie-chicken):
http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p

 

Dan Reinking

Sutton Avian Research Center
Subject: Re: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:52:50 -0600
can it be caught before it's hit by a car?

On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Dan Reinking  wrote:

> Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this
> morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to
> locate the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a
> few photos. It was still there when I left about 8:40.
>
> Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one
> in town is very unusual.
>
>
>
>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-724sm.jpg 

>
>
>
>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-734sm.jpg 

>
>
>
>
> 
http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Feb2016-716sm.jpg 

>
>
>
> Gallery link to the “P” section (scroll down to prairie-chicken):
> http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p
>
>
>
> Dan Reinking
>
> Sutton Avian Research Center
>
Subject: Greater Prairie-Chicken in Bartlesville
From: Dan Reinking <dreinking AT OU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:47:12 -0600
Lena Larsson spotted a prairie-chicken on west Adams in Bartlesville this
morning. This is mixed industrial and residential area. I was able to locate
the bird on a lawn at the corner of Adams and Bucy, and obtained a few
photos. It was still there when I left about 8:40.

Prairie-chickens are extremely scarce in Washington County, so having one in
town is very unusual.

 

http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Fe
b2016-724sm.jpg

 

http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Fe
b2016-734sm.jpg

 

http://www.suttoncenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GPCH-Bartlesville-3Fe
b2016-716sm.jpg

 

Gallery link to the "P" section (scroll down to prairie-chicken):
http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/oklahoma-birds-directory/#p

 

Dan Reinking

Sutton Avian Research Center
Subject: recovery of Peregrine Falcons in Wisconsin talk in Bartlesville
From: Dan Reinking <dreinking AT OU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:53:23 -0600
OKbirders,

One of the Sutton Center board members, Greg Septon, has since 1987 been
involved with Peregrine Falcon restoration and management in Wisconsin. He
will be presenting a Sutton Center Natural History Forum talk about this
work at the Bartlesville Public Library on February 25 at 7 pm. Seating is
limited. Read more about it and reserve your free seat at
http://www.suttoncenter.org/education/sutton-natural-history-forums/septon-p
eregrine-falcon-conservation/

Dan Reinking

Sutton Avian Research Center

 
Subject: The Messenger bird film coming to Tulsa
From: Dan Reinking <dreinking AT OU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:55:27 -0600
The Sutton Center is pleased to bring The Messenger to the Circle Cinema in
Tulsa on March 12 at 5 pm. This film powerfully portrays a number of
conservations issues facing bird populations, and uses technology and novel
filming techniques to provide some amazing footage of songbirds in flight. A
showing of this film that we previously provided at the joint meeting of the
American Ornithologists' Union and the Cooper Ornithological Society last
summer at OU in Norman was well received. Your ticket purchase supports both
the Sutton Center and the Circle Cinema. 

Seating is limited for this single showing. You can now watch a trailer and
purchase tickets at www.suttoncenter.org/messenger.

Dan Reinking

Sutton Avian Research Center
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Norman--South Jenkins Ave., Jan 31, 2016
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 20:38:06 -0600
Jimmie,

We had a House Wren down there on the Christmas count. Good to know we 
got it right.

D.


On 2/1/2016 5:00 PM, Jimmy Woodard wrote:
> Kristi Hendricks, Larry Mays, Emily Muns and myself spent a couple of hours 
birding along Jenkins Street in 

> Norman on Sunday morning. we ran into Dick Gunn and his dog and enjoyed 
visiting and birding with him for a short 

> time. We had our best birds along the marshy outflow creek. Larry found the 
House Wren which was certainly 

> 	unexpected for this time of year.
> 		again, this E-bird list was kindly shared by Larry.
>
>
> 	Jimmy Woodard
> 	Midwest City, OK
>
>
>
> Norman--South Jenkins Ave., Cleveland, Oklahoma, US Jan 31, 2016 8:45 AM - 
10:45 AM 

> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> 30 species
>
> Gadwall  19
> Mallard  2
> Turkey Vulture 1 All black gliding bird with upward tilted wings. Silvery 
lining on flight feathers. Tail longer than that of Black Vulture. 

> Red-shouldered Hawk  1
> Greater Yellowlegs  1
> Wilson's Snipe  1
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Northern Flicker  1
> American Crow  3
> Carolina Chickadee  4
> Tufted Titmouse  2
> Brown Creeper  1
> House Wren 1 At least three of us got good looks at this bird. Very gray; not 
as dark as Winter Wren, short tail. Scolding matched precisely with recording I 
played to get this skulking bird to come into the open. 

> Winter Wren  1
> Carolina Wren  2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
> Eastern Bluebird  8
> American Robin  2
> Northern Mockingbird  1
> Fox Sparrow  1
> Dark-eyed Junco  5
> White-crowned Sparrow  2
> Harris's Sparrow  4
> Savannah Sparrow  2
> Song Sparrow  1
> Swamp Sparrow  3
> Northern Cardinal  4
>
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27250464 

>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - OK, Cleveland Co., Norman North., Jan 31, 2016
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 20:09:44 -0500
Jimmy & Larry,

I have heard of the Longspurs in that area near the Embassy suites building, 
but am not sure exactly which field in relation to the hotel and the freeway. 
That is a big area. Any clues will help . I'll likely go down there 
wed/Thurs/Friday. 

Thanks,  Hal Yocum
---- Jimmy Woodard  wrote: 
> Kristi Hendricks, Larry Mays, Emily Muns and myself made a brief visit to the 
Embassy Suites longspur field 

> Sunday morning. we were successful in hearing and seeing a dozen or so 
Smith's Longspurs despite the cold and windy 

> 	early morning conditions. E-bird list was shared by Larry Mays.
> 
> 	Jimmy Woodard
> 	Midwest City, OK
> 
> 
> OK, Cleveland Co., Norman North., Cleveland, Oklahoma, US Jan 31, 2016 8:10 
AM - 8:30 AM 

> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 6 species
> 
> Ring-billed Gull  2
> European Starling  3
> Smith's Longspur  12
> Savannah Sparrow  9
> Song Sparrow  1
> Eastern Meadowlark  12
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Norman--South Jenkins Ave., Jan 31, 2016
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:00:06 -0600
 Kristi Hendricks, Larry Mays, Emily Muns and myself spent a couple of hours 
birding along Jenkins Street in 

 Norman on Sunday morning. we ran into Dick Gunn and his dog and enjoyed 
visiting and birding with him for a short 

 time. We had our best birds along the marshy outflow creek. Larry found the 
House Wren which was certainly 

	unexpected for this time of year.
		again, this E-bird list was kindly shared by Larry.


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK



Norman--South Jenkins Ave., Cleveland, Oklahoma, US Jan 31, 2016 8:45 AM - 
10:45 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
30 species

Gadwall  19
Mallard  2
Turkey Vulture 1 All black gliding bird with upward tilted wings. Silvery 
lining on flight feathers. Tail longer than that of Black Vulture. 

Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Wilson's Snipe  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  3
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
Brown Creeper  1
House Wren 1 At least three of us got good looks at this bird. Very gray; not 
as dark as Winter Wren, short tail. Scolding matched precisely with recording I 
played to get this skulking bird to come into the open. 

Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  8
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  5
White-crowned Sparrow  2
Harris's Sparrow  4
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  4

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27250464 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - OK, Cleveland Co., Norman North., Jan 31, 2016
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:56:11 -0600
 Kristi Hendricks, Larry Mays, Emily Muns and myself made a brief visit to the 
Embassy Suites longspur field 

 Sunday morning. we were successful in hearing and seeing a dozen or so Smith's 
Longspurs despite the cold and windy 

	early morning conditions. E-bird list was shared by Larry Mays.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


OK, Cleveland Co., Norman North., Cleveland, Oklahoma, US Jan 31, 2016 8:10 AM 
- 8:30 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
6 species

Ring-billed Gull  2
European Starling  3
Smith's Longspur  12
Savannah Sparrow  9
Song Sparrow  1
Eastern Meadowlark  12
Subject: Our Property Bird List for January 2016 on the 12-mile Prairie in Nida, OK.
From: "Mark A. Trainor" <mtrain53 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 20:04:22 +0000
Not a bad start to the new year:

1. Killdeer
2. Harris's sparrow
3. Dark-eyed junco
4. Northern cardinal
5. Brown-headed cowbird
6. Eastern meadowlark
7. White-crowned sparrow
8. Turkey vulture
9. Red-bellied woodpecker
10. Mourning dove
11. Eurasian collard dove
12. Hooded merganser
13. Red-winged blackbird
14. Loggerhead shrike
15. American kestrel
16. House finch
17. Carolina chickadee
18. Carolina wren
19. Northern mockingbird
20. Eastern bluebird
21. Field sparrow
22. Bewick's wren
23. Red-winged blackbird
24. Savannah sparrow
25. Redhead duck
26. Gadwall
27. Northern Bobwhite quail
28. White-throated sparrow
29. American wigeon
30. Eastern phoebe
31. Common grackle
32. Ring-necked duck
33. Lesser scaup
34. European starling
35. Red-shouldered hawk
36. American goldfinch

Off-property bird list around Johnston/Bryan counties:

1. Bald eagle
2. Greater roadrunner
3. Great Blue heron
4. Red-tailed hawk
5. Downy woodpecker
6. Yellow-bellied sapsucker
7.  Mallard

Subject: Re: Bird Migration Is Happening
From: Sue Lutze <slutze AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:44:01 -0600
I, too, found the video a wonderful, entertaining, piece about bird migration. 
Thanks for letting us know about it. 


From: Hollis Price 
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:32 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bird Migration Is Happening

What a wonderful program.  Thank you.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 31, 2016, at 5:13 PM, jwdavis  wrote:


 Bird migration is started for some species and others will follow soon. Many 
birder know a great deal about bird migration but I think that if you watch 
this video, even the most knowledgeable birder and wildlife professional will 
find some additional insight worth your time. Your first knee jerk reaction 
will be to delete the link because it is too long but I encourage you to look 
at the video. It can be a learning tool for young and old alike and even worth 
showing to students from the first grade up. 

 The arrival of some migrants like Purple Martins is only a week away for some. 
Titmice are singing and bluebirds are checking out the nest boxes. This is the 
time you need to make sure your nest boxes are clean and in good repair. It 
came to my attention this week that there are many with nest boxes and are no 
longer able to clean and maintain them as they once did maybe due to age, knee 
and hip surgery etc. You may want to provide a helping hand to help these 
continue to enjoy birds by helping out with these needs. 

  Gulf Crossing: Story of Spring – YouTube

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e20qNjdcSUk
  Jerry W. Davis
  Hot Springs, AR 
Subject: Re: whooping cranes
From: "Hensley, Glen" <glen_hensley AT FWS.GOV>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:02:09 -0600
Whooping cranes stop at Salt Plains during both fall and spring migrations.
Sighting are usually during the fall because the duration of their stop is
longer and their stopover sites are in more observable places. During the
spring their stops are shorter duration and they typically stay where they
are not seen very easily.

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 6:00 AM, Lewis Pond  wrote:

> Whooping and Sandhill sightings are usually in October and November.  Why
> is that?  Do they take a different rout back north or do they just fly
> over?  The young birds are older and can probably make longer flights than
> they could in the fall.  Maybe they catch south winds that tend to take
> them a different way back.  Someone will know.
>
>
> ---- Dora Webb  wrote:
> > Do the whooping cranes stop over at the Great Salt Plains on the spring
> migration?
> >
> > Dora Webb
> > Edmond, OK
>



-- 
Glen Hensley
Wildlife Biologist
Salt Plains NWR
71189 Harper Rd.
Jet, OK 73749
580-626-4794  Office
580-626-4793  Fax
580-596-6453  Mobile
Subject: whooping cranes
From: Dora Webb <owl112 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 01:58:29 -0600
Do the whooping cranes stop over at the Great Salt Plains on the spring 
migration? 


Dora Webb
Edmond, OK
Subject: Re: Bird Migration Is Happening
From: Hollis Price <hollis AT PRICESRUS.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:32:36 -0600
What a wonderful program.  Thank you.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 31, 2016, at 5:13 PM, jwdavis  wrote:
> 
> Bird migration is started for some species and others will follow soon. Many 
birder know a great deal about bird migration but I think that if you watch 
this video, even the most knowledgeable birder and wildlife professional will 
find some additional insight worth your time. Your first knee jerk reaction 
will be to delete the link because it is too long but I encourage you to look 
at the video. It can be a learning tool for young and old alike and even worth 
showing to students from the first grade up. 

>  
> The arrival of some migrants like Purple Martins is only a week away for 
some. Titmice are singing and bluebirds are checking out the nest boxes. This 
is the time you need to make sure your nest boxes are clean and in good repair. 
It came to my attention this week that there are many with nest boxes and are 
no longer able to clean and maintain them as they once did maybe due to age, 
knee and hip surgery etc. You may want to provide a helping hand to help these 
continue to enjoy birds by helping out with these needs. 

> Gulf Crossing: Story of Spring – YouTube
>  
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e20qNjdcSUk
>  
> Jerry W. Davis
> Hot Springs, AR
>  
Subject: Short-eared Owls East of Bartlesville
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:25:49 +0000
Hello All,

 Mary and I took a ride east of Bartlesville late this afternoon to the swan 
pond east on Tuxedo. There were only a few Canada geese and a pied-billed grebe 
on the pond. On the way back, we took the gravel road south from Tuxedo about a 
mile east of Bison Road. About 1/2 mile south of Tuxedo there were at least 2-3 
short-eared owls flying around and occasionally barking. The sunset was 
spectacular and included a red sun pillar. 



Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:58:08 -0600
Nicely put. A few mistakes are almost inevitable when one is in the
learning zone which is where most of us like to be most of the time. The
challenge of birding is one of its main attractions.

Bill

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 4:18 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

>                 Bill, I think your position is well thought out and
> reasoned. I concur that we birders, especially those of us who have more
> experience, should be
>
>                 more willing to share the knowledge and reasoning behind
> our bird sightings. I will be the first to acknowledge I don’t always do a
> very good job
>
>                 in explaining how or why I came to a conclusion on a bird
> identification.
>
>
>
>                 Also, even though I have 30 years of birding, I understand
> I’m not always correct on a bird ID. It’s easy for me to get lazy and 
fall 

> back into an old
>
>                 habit of a quick ID so i can move along. I definitely need
> to slow down and take more time to look at or photograph a bird and be more
> thorough
>
>                 in viewing a bird. Sometimes, I like to talk about a few
> of my more infamous bird misidentifications with some of the newer and
> younger birders,
>
>                 not only to have a laugh at my own expense, but to show
> others that no one is perfect or infallible.
>
>
>
>                 Another point I want to bring up is birding style or
> approach. I come at birding from the listing aspect. I am unabashedly a
> hardcore lister. That’s how
>
>                 I started with several friends in Tulsa. What I try to
> impress upon other birders is that there is no one right approach. Backyard
> birder, casual birder,
>
>                 lister or world traveler; it doesn’t matter. What does
> matter is finding some motivation to get out and enjoy birds and the
> natural world.
>
>
>
> Well, that’s enough birding babble for now. Let’s just try 

> and help each other understand and enjoy birds.
>
>
>
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>
>                 OOS President Elect
>
>                 Midwest City, OK
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *William
> Diffin
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 30, 2016 3:24 PM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19
>
>
>
> Your question about possible confusion species is a good one. My list
> of possible alternatives would include Pileated WP, male Common Goldeneye,
> male Bufflehead, male Common Merganser, male Red-breasted Merganser and
> male Long-tailed Duck. From a greater distance certain raptors are
> possible, juv Harlan's Hawk, juv dark morph Rough-legged Hawk, dark morph
> Ferruginous Hawk, Crested Caracara and Black Vulture. If the perspective
> didn't permit a good assessment of overall size, a male Evening Grosbeak or
> Shrike is a possibility. An escaped Myna is possible. I was intrigued
> enough to go to the area on Friday and drive around for 30 minutes or so
> while I was birding around Norman and Lake Thunderbird. Hopefully the bird
> will be spotted again and verified. We are not that far from the edge of
> the expected range in the Panhandle.
>
>
>
> It is a good habit I think for birders posting an unusual bird to say
> exactly what they saw, the lighting, the viewing angles, etc. in addition
> to the conclusion about what the species was, even on birds that would seem
> to be impossible to mistake for another species. I have resolved to promote
> something similar on field trips this year, i.e. more out loud discussion
> of the ID process on everything but the most common birds. It helps the
> birders who are not as experienced to hear what is going on in the heads of
> the more experienced birders. Birders of equal experience can learn from
> each other.
>
>
>
> In this case we are discussing an ID that has already been posted. This
> has the potential to seem unkind which of course is not the intention. It
> is of some benefit to people who post such things to know what others are
> thinking. Hopefully the benefits outweight the costs. A birder as capable
> as David Sibley has written about the amazing misperceptions he has made in
> the field. In the end, almost any post is better than no post.
>
>
>
> Bill Diffin, OKC
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 1:38 PM, Matthew Jung 
> wrote:
>
> Hi Bill;
>
> I was able to photograph one LBBG just about 2 or 3 weeks ago at the
> marina.  Been looking for a Merlin around the lake but been skunked
> thus far.  Even drove to Hackberry
> Flat 3x this month for the Merlin but found its cousin, the kestrel
> instead.  Lonnie and I checked out the Black Kettle Grasslands this
> Thursday, we drove 566 miles, found a Ferruginous Hawk and no Merlin.
> On the way home we also visited Hacxkberry again, lots of Short-eared
> Owls right after sun-set.
>
> About that BB Magpie, the only possible candidate for confusion could
> be a partial leucistic Great-tailed Grackle?  What do you think?
>
> Matt
>
>
> On 1/25/16, William Diffin  wrote:
> > Saw three Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two adults and an immature, while
> > driving along the dam Saturday. There were in the neighborhood of a
> > thousand gulls settling in to roost on the lake in the evening.
> >
> > Bill Diffin, OKC
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Matthew Jung 
> wrote:
> >
> >> Been driving around the lake daily the last 5 days to look for gulls;
> >> my ability to identify these birds is weak at best.  Most of the gulls
> >> I find are near the marina, to the east side on the jetty.
> >>
> >> Finding mostly Ring-billed Gulls, a fair amount of Herring Gulls, a
> >> few Bonaparte's Gulls and a single adult Lesser Black-backed Gull
> >> (good photos).
> >>
> >> On the body of the lats lots of Horned Grebes, Double-crested
> >> Cormorants, Northern Pintails  and Red-breasted Mergansers.  Saw a few
> >> Buffleheads in the holding ponds to the north of the dam.  Duck
> >> numbers seem way down thus far, that includes Lake Overholser.
> >>
> >> Matt Jung, OKC
> >>
> >
>
>
>
Subject: Bird Migration Is Happening
From: jwdavis <jwdavis AT CABLELYNX.COM>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:13:42 -0600
Bird migration is started for some species and others will follow soon. Many 
birder know a great deal about bird migration but I think that if you watch 
this video, even the most knowledgeable birder and wildlife professional will 
find some additional insight worth your time. Your first knee jerk reaction 
will be to delete the link because it is too long but I encourage you to look 
at the video. It can be a learning tool for young and old alike and even worth 
showing to students from the first grade up. 

The arrival of some migrants like Purple Martins is only a week away for some. 
Titmice are singing and bluebirds are checking out the nest boxes. This is the 
time you need to make sure your nest boxes are clean and in good repair. It 
came to my attention this week that there are many with nest boxes and are no 
longer able to clean and maintain them as they once did maybe due to age, knee 
and hip surgery etc. You may want to provide a helping hand to help these 
continue to enjoy birds by helping out with these needs. 

Gulf Crossing: Story of Spring – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e20qNjdcSUk
Jerry W. Davis
Hot Springs, AR 
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Jan 30, 2016
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 06:47:14 -0600
 The only thing I can surmise is the doves were roosting in the tree in the 
creek to either be a little out of the wind or perhaps they had been bathing 


 In the creek. There were a few Cedar Waxwings in the tree with them, too. 


 

                Jimmy

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of John Shackford
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 6:55 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Jan 30, 2016

 

Jimmy,

 

As I was walking around my neighborhood about noon today, I saw a flock of 
doves. Thought they were going to be Mourning Doves but the three I saw best 
(didn't have my binocs) were White-winged Doves. All looked alike and there was 
a total of about 12-15 birds--a very pleasant surprise. Before, I have only 
seen one White-winged in the neighborhood--at our feeder back a while. 


 

John Shackford

Edmond

 

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

 Nadine and I enjoyed a fun and casual birdwalk in the park this afternoon. We 
enjoyed seeing the group of WW Doves 

 roosting in a tree in Soldier Creek. The three RS Hawks were having a 
territorial dispute for about 15 minutes. At 

        the end, we observed a pair mating in a tree.

        Jimmy Woodard
        Midwest City, OK



Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US Jan 30, 2016 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Nadine and I took a walk in the park on a gorgeous day.
28 species

Canada Goose  10
Red-shouldered Hawk  3
Killdeer  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
White-winged Dove  12
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  3
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  20
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  14
Cedar Waxwing  24
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  20
Dark-eyed Junco  25
Northern Cardinal  8
Great-tailed Grackle  3
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  15
House Sparrow  10

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27209919 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 
Subject: Swans in Woods County
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:14:42 -0600
This morning just at dawn, I saw a pair of swans (presumably Trumpeters, 
I was a quarter of a mile away and they were silhouetted) take off a 
large farm pond and fly across the beautiful streaky sun rise. No 
mistaking the long-necked, big-bodied profile. I have seen Trumpeters on 
this pond in years past.  Not much else--Gadwalls, Wigeon, Mallards, 
Green-wings and Ringnecks and a spattering of Canada Geese. Lots of 
Flickers, meadowlark sp., and Northern Harriers.

D.
Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Jan 30, 2016
From: John Shackford <johnshackford AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18:54:36 -0600
Jimmy,

As I was walking around my neighborhood about noon today, I saw a flock of
doves.  Thought they were going to be Mourning Doves but the three I saw
best (didn't have my binocs) were White-winged Doves.  All looked alike and
there was a total of about 12-15 birds--a very pleasant surprise.  Before,
I have only seen one White-winged in the neighborhood--at our feeder back a
while.

John Shackford
Edmond

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

>         Nadine and I enjoyed a fun and casual birdwalk in the park this
> afternoon. We enjoyed seeing the group of WW Doves
>         roosting in a tree in Soldier Creek. The three RS Hawks were
> having a territorial dispute for about 15 minutes. At
>         the end, we observed a pair mating in a tree.
>
>         Jimmy Woodard
>         Midwest City, OK
>
>
>
> Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US Jan 30, 2016 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 5.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Nadine and I took a walk in the park on a gorgeous day.
> 28 species
>
> Canada Goose  10
> Red-shouldered Hawk  3
> Killdeer  1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
> Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
> White-winged Dove  12
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
> Downy Woodpecker  3
> Eastern Phoebe  1
> Blue Jay  3
> Carolina Chickadee  4
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> Carolina Wren  3
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
> Eastern Bluebird  4
> American Robin  20
> Northern Mockingbird  1
> European Starling  14
> Cedar Waxwing  24
> Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
> Chipping Sparrow  20
> Dark-eyed Junco  25
> Northern Cardinal  8
> Great-tailed Grackle  3
> House Finch  5
> American Goldfinch  15
> House Sparrow  10
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27209919
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
Subject: Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19
From: Mark Cromwell <mark.cromwell01 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18:23:17 -0600
I had a Merlin working maize stubble in a field 2 north of Hunter, OK
today. It was working very very close to the ground and perched on grass at
edge of field. Very quick and sleek.
Mark Cromwell
Enid

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 4:18 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

>                 Bill, I think your position is well thought out and
> reasoned. I concur that we birders, especially those of us who have more
> experience, should be
>
>                 more willing to share the knowledge and reasoning behind
> our bird sightings. I will be the first to acknowledge I don’t always do a
> very good job
>
>                 in explaining how or why I came to a conclusion on a bird
> identification.
>
>
>
>                 Also, even though I have 30 years of birding, I understand
> I’m not always correct on a bird ID. It’s easy for me to get lazy and 
fall 

> back into an old
>
>                 habit of a quick ID so i can move along. I definitely need
> to slow down and take more time to look at or photograph a bird and be more
> thorough
>
>                 in viewing a bird. Sometimes, I like to talk about a few
> of my more infamous bird misidentifications with some of the newer and
> younger birders,
>
>                 not only to have a laugh at my own expense, but to show
> others that no one is perfect or infallible.
>
>
>
>                 Another point I want to bring up is birding style or
> approach. I come at birding from the listing aspect. I am unabashedly a
> hardcore lister. That’s how
>
>                 I started with several friends in Tulsa. What I try to
> impress upon other birders is that there is no one right approach. Backyard
> birder, casual birder,
>
>                 lister or world traveler; it doesn’t matter. What does
> matter is finding some motivation to get out and enjoy birds and the
> natural world.
>
>
>
> Well, that’s enough birding babble for now. Let’s just try 

> and help each other understand and enjoy birds.
>
>
>
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>
>                 OOS President Elect
>
>                 Midwest City, OK
>
>
>
> *From:* okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] *On Behalf Of *William
> Diffin
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 30, 2016 3:24 PM
> *To:* OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> *Subject:* Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19
>
>
>
> Your question about possible confusion species is a good one. My list
> of possible alternatives would include Pileated WP, male Common Goldeneye,
> male Bufflehead, male Common Merganser, male Red-breasted Merganser and
> male Long-tailed Duck. From a greater distance certain raptors are
> possible, juv Harlan's Hawk, juv dark morph Rough-legged Hawk, dark morph
> Ferruginous Hawk, Crested Caracara and Black Vulture. If the perspective
> didn't permit a good assessment of overall size, a male Evening Grosbeak or
> Shrike is a possibility. An escaped Myna is possible. I was intrigued
> enough to go to the area on Friday and drive around for 30 minutes or so
> while I was birding around Norman and Lake Thunderbird. Hopefully the bird
> will be spotted again and verified. We are not that far from the edge of
> the expected range in the Panhandle.
>
>
>
> It is a good habit I think for birders posting an unusual bird to say
> exactly what they saw, the lighting, the viewing angles, etc. in addition
> to the conclusion about what the species was, even on birds that would seem
> to be impossible to mistake for another species. I have resolved to promote
> something similar on field trips this year, i.e. more out loud discussion
> of the ID process on everything but the most common birds. It helps the
> birders who are not as experienced to hear what is going on in the heads of
> the more experienced birders. Birders of equal experience can learn from
> each other.
>
>
>
> In this case we are discussing an ID that has already been posted. This
> has the potential to seem unkind which of course is not the intention. It
> is of some benefit to people who post such things to know what others are
> thinking. Hopefully the benefits outweight the costs. A birder as capable
> as David Sibley has written about the amazing misperceptions he has made in
> the field. In the end, almost any post is better than no post.
>
>
>
> Bill Diffin, OKC
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 1:38 PM, Matthew Jung 
> wrote:
>
> Hi Bill;
>
> I was able to photograph one LBBG just about 2 or 3 weeks ago at the
> marina.  Been looking for a Merlin around the lake but been skunked
> thus far.  Even drove to Hackberry
> Flat 3x this month for the Merlin but found its cousin, the kestrel
> instead.  Lonnie and I checked out the Black Kettle Grasslands this
> Thursday, we drove 566 miles, found a Ferruginous Hawk and no Merlin.
> On the way home we also visited Hacxkberry again, lots of Short-eared
> Owls right after sun-set.
>
> About that BB Magpie, the only possible candidate for confusion could
> be a partial leucistic Great-tailed Grackle?  What do you think?
>
> Matt
>
>
> On 1/25/16, William Diffin  wrote:
> > Saw three Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two adults and an immature, while
> > driving along the dam Saturday. There were in the neighborhood of a
> > thousand gulls settling in to roost on the lake in the evening.
> >
> > Bill Diffin, OKC
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Matthew Jung 
> wrote:
> >
> >> Been driving around the lake daily the last 5 days to look for gulls;
> >> my ability to identify these birds is weak at best.  Most of the gulls
> >> I find are near the marina, to the east side on the jetty.
> >>
> >> Finding mostly Ring-billed Gulls, a fair amount of Herring Gulls, a
> >> few Bonaparte's Gulls and a single adult Lesser Black-backed Gull
> >> (good photos).
> >>
> >> On the body of the lats lots of Horned Grebes, Double-crested
> >> Cormorants, Northern Pintails  and Red-breasted Mergansers.  Saw a few
> >> Buffleheads in the holding ponds to the north of the dam.  Duck
> >> numbers seem way down thus far, that includes Lake Overholser.
> >>
> >> Matt Jung, OKC
> >>
> >
>
>
>
Subject: Inca Doves
From: John Sterling <prairie AT ITLNET.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:21:47 -0600
A friend who lives west of Pauls Valley told me they had four Inca Doves coming 
to their feeder. Several years ago they were common in this area. Maybe they 
are on the way back. 


Had an unexpected event yesterday morning. Stepped out on the front porch. An 
oak tree across the yard which has retained it's leaves suddenly exploded. 
Several hundred Cedar Waxwings burst out of the tree at once. Sight and sound 
was impressive. They formed a cloud and flew off over the trees. 


Sent from my iPad
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, Jan 30, 2016
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:23:16 -0600
 Nadine and I enjoyed a fun and casual birdwalk in the park this afternoon. We 
enjoyed seeing the group of WW Doves 

 roosting in a tree in Soldier Creek. The three RS Hawks were having a 
territorial dispute for about 15 minutes. At 

	the end, we observed a pair mating in a tree. 

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK



Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US Jan 30, 2016 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Nadine and I took a walk in the park on a gorgeous day.
28 species

Canada Goose  10
Red-shouldered Hawk  3
Killdeer  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
White-winged Dove  12
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  3
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  20
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  14
Cedar Waxwing  24
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  20
Dark-eyed Junco  25
Northern Cardinal  8
Great-tailed Grackle  3
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  15
House Sparrow  10

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Subject: Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:18:42 -0600
 Bill, I think your position is well thought out and reasoned. I concur that we 
birders, especially those of us who have more experience, should be 


 more willing to share the knowledge and reasoning behind our bird sightings. I 
will be the first to acknowledge I don’t always do a very good job 


 in explaining how or why I came to a conclusion on a bird identification. 


 

 Also, even though I have 30 years of birding, I understand I’m not always 
correct on a bird ID. It’s easy for me to get lazy and fall back into an old 


 habit of a quick ID so i can move along. I definitely need to slow down and 
take more time to look at or photograph a bird and be more thorough 


 in viewing a bird. Sometimes, I like to talk about a few of my more infamous 
bird misidentifications with some of the newer and younger birders, 


 not only to have a laugh at my own expense, but to show others that no one is 
perfect or infallible. 


 

 Another point I want to bring up is birding style or approach. I come at 
birding from the listing aspect. I am unabashedly a hardcore lister. That’s 
how 


 I started with several friends in Tulsa. What I try to impress upon other 
birders is that there is no one right approach. Backyard birder, casual birder, 


 lister or world traveler; it doesn’t matter. What does matter is finding 
some motivation to get out and enjoy birds and the natural world. 


 

 Well, that’s enough birding babble for now. Let’s just try and help each 
other understand and enjoy birds. 


 

                Jimmy Woodard

                OOS President Elect

                Midwest City, OK

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of William Diffin
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 3:24 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19

 

Your question about possible confusion species is a good one. My list of 
possible alternatives would include Pileated WP, male Common Goldeneye, male 
Bufflehead, male Common Merganser, male Red-breasted Merganser and male 
Long-tailed Duck. From a greater distance certain raptors are possible, juv 
Harlan's Hawk, juv dark morph Rough-legged Hawk, dark morph Ferruginous Hawk, 
Crested Caracara and Black Vulture. If the perspective didn't permit a good 
assessment of overall size, a male Evening Grosbeak or Shrike is a possibility. 
An escaped Myna is possible. I was intrigued enough to go to the area on Friday 
and drive around for 30 minutes or so while I was birding around Norman and 
Lake Thunderbird. Hopefully the bird will be spotted again and verified. We are 
not that far from the edge of the expected range in the Panhandle. 


 

It is a good habit I think for birders posting an unusual bird to say exactly 
what they saw, the lighting, the viewing angles, etc. in addition to the 
conclusion about what the species was, even on birds that would seem to be 
impossible to mistake for another species. I have resolved to promote something 
similar on field trips this year, i.e. more out loud discussion of the ID 
process on everything but the most common birds. It helps the birders who are 
not as experienced to hear what is going on in the heads of the more 
experienced birders. Birders of equal experience can learn from each other. 


 

In this case we are discussing an ID that has already been posted. This has the 
potential to seem unkind which of course is not the intention. It is of some 
benefit to people who post such things to know what others are thinking. 
Hopefully the benefits outweight the costs. A birder as capable as David Sibley 
has written about the amazing misperceptions he has made in the field. In the 
end, almost any post is better than no post. 


 

Bill Diffin, OKC

 

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 1:38 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:

Hi Bill;

I was able to photograph one LBBG just about 2 or 3 weeks ago at the
marina.  Been looking for a Merlin around the lake but been skunked
thus far.  Even drove to Hackberry
Flat 3x this month for the Merlin but found its cousin, the kestrel
instead.  Lonnie and I checked out the Black Kettle Grasslands this
Thursday, we drove 566 miles, found a Ferruginous Hawk and no Merlin.
On the way home we also visited Hacxkberry again, lots of Short-eared
Owls right after sun-set.

About that BB Magpie, the only possible candidate for confusion could
be a partial leucistic Great-tailed Grackle?  What do you think?

Matt


On 1/25/16, William Diffin  wrote:
> Saw three Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two adults and an immature, while
> driving along the dam Saturday. There were in the neighborhood of a
> thousand gulls settling in to roost on the lake in the evening.
>
> Bill Diffin, OKC
>
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:
>
>> Been driving around the lake daily the last 5 days to look for gulls;
>> my ability to identify these birds is weak at best.  Most of the gulls
>> I find are near the marina, to the east side on the jetty.
>>
>> Finding mostly Ring-billed Gulls, a fair amount of Herring Gulls, a
>> few Bonaparte's Gulls and a single adult Lesser Black-backed Gull
>> (good photos).
>>
>> On the body of the lats lots of Horned Grebes, Double-crested
>> Cormorants, Northern Pintails  and Red-breasted Mergansers.  Saw a few
>> Buffleheads in the holding ponds to the north of the dam.  Duck
>> numbers seem way down thus far, that includes Lake Overholser.
>>
>> Matt Jung, OKC
>>
>

 
Subject: Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19
From: William Diffin <okiebirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:23:51 -0600
Your question about possible confusion species is a good one. My list
of possible alternatives would include Pileated WP, male Common Goldeneye,
male Bufflehead, male Common Merganser, male Red-breasted Merganser and
male Long-tailed Duck. From a greater distance certain raptors are
possible, juv Harlan's Hawk, juv dark morph Rough-legged Hawk, dark morph
Ferruginous Hawk, Crested Caracara and Black Vulture. If the perspective
didn't permit a good assessment of overall size, a male Evening Grosbeak or
Shrike is a possibility. An escaped Myna is possible. I was intrigued
enough to go to the area on Friday and drive around for 30 minutes or so
while I was birding around Norman and Lake Thunderbird. Hopefully the bird
will be spotted again and verified. We are not that far from the edge of
the expected range in the Panhandle.

It is a good habit I think for birders posting an unusual bird to say
exactly what they saw, the lighting, the viewing angles, etc. in addition
to the conclusion about what the species was, even on birds that would seem
to be impossible to mistake for another species. I have resolved to promote
something similar on field trips this year, i.e. more out loud discussion
of the ID process on everything but the most common birds. It helps the
birders who are not as experienced to hear what is going on in the heads of
the more experienced birders. Birders of equal experience can learn from
each other.

In this case we are discussing an ID that has already been posted. This has
the potential to seem unkind which of course is not the intention. It is of
some benefit to people who post such things to know what others are
thinking. Hopefully the benefits outweight the costs. A birder as capable
as David Sibley has written about the amazing misperceptions he has made in
the field. In the end, almost any post is better than no post.

Bill Diffin, OKC

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 1:38 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:

> Hi Bill;
>
> I was able to photograph one LBBG just about 2 or 3 weeks ago at the
> marina.  Been looking for a Merlin around the lake but been skunked
> thus far.  Even drove to Hackberry
> Flat 3x this month for the Merlin but found its cousin, the kestrel
> instead.  Lonnie and I checked out the Black Kettle Grasslands this
> Thursday, we drove 566 miles, found a Ferruginous Hawk and no Merlin.
> On the way home we also visited Hacxkberry again, lots of Short-eared
> Owls right after sun-set.
>
> About that BB Magpie, the only possible candidate for confusion could
> be a partial leucistic Great-tailed Grackle?  What do you think?
>
> Matt
>
> On 1/25/16, William Diffin  wrote:
> > Saw three Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two adults and an immature, while
> > driving along the dam Saturday. There were in the neighborhood of a
> > thousand gulls settling in to roost on the lake in the evening.
> >
> > Bill Diffin, OKC
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Matthew Jung 
> wrote:
> >
> >> Been driving around the lake daily the last 5 days to look for gulls;
> >> my ability to identify these birds is weak at best.  Most of the gulls
> >> I find are near the marina, to the east side on the jetty.
> >>
> >> Finding mostly Ring-billed Gulls, a fair amount of Herring Gulls, a
> >> few Bonaparte's Gulls and a single adult Lesser Black-backed Gull
> >> (good photos).
> >>
> >> On the body of the lats lots of Horned Grebes, Double-crested
> >> Cormorants, Northern Pintails  and Red-breasted Mergansers.  Saw a few
> >> Buffleheads in the holding ponds to the north of the dam.  Duck
> >> numbers seem way down thus far, that includes Lake Overholser.
> >>
> >> Matt Jung, OKC
> >>
> >
>
Subject: Black Kattle National Grasslands & Hackberry Flat
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:04:44 -0600
Lonnie and I visited both sides of the grasslands, Texas + Oklahoma
looking for Ferruginous Hawk, Tree Sparrow...........anything.  Around
noon we decided to make the drive to Hackberry Flat in search of
Short-eared Owl and Merlin.  We did find one Ferruginous Hawk on
SH-33, about 5 miles from Oklahoma on the Texas side.  The Short-eared
Owls did not disappoint.  Left home at 4:30 am, back to the house 9:10
pm; 566 miles!

We were stopped at Hackberry Flat by two Game Wardens, they were
looking for folks taking pot shots on quail from their cars; we
disappointed the law.

Here is what we found:

Hooded Merganser
Canada Goose
Greater WF Goose
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Dark Ibis
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Mallard
Ruddy Duck
Ferruginous Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Harrier
American Kestrel
Road Runner
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-winged Blackbird
Northern Bobwhite
N. Cardinal
Brown Thrasher
Spotted Towhee
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Lark Bunting

At Lake Mervin we even found porcupine up in the trees feeding!

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Re: Lake Hefner 1/15 to 1/19
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:38:51 -0600
Hi Bill;

I was able to photograph one LBBG just about 2 or 3 weeks ago at the
marina.  Been looking for a Merlin around the lake but been skunked
thus far.  Even drove to Hackberry
Flat 3x this month for the Merlin but found its cousin, the kestrel
instead.  Lonnie and I checked out the Black Kettle Grasslands this
Thursday, we drove 566 miles, found a Ferruginous Hawk and no Merlin.
On the way home we also visited Hacxkberry again, lots of Short-eared
Owls right after sun-set.

About that BB Magpie, the only possible candidate for confusion could
be a partial leucistic Great-tailed Grackle?  What do you think?

Matt

On 1/25/16, William Diffin  wrote:
> Saw three Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two adults and an immature, while
> driving along the dam Saturday. There were in the neighborhood of a
> thousand gulls settling in to roost on the lake in the evening.
>
> Bill Diffin, OKC
>
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Matthew Jung  wrote:
>
>> Been driving around the lake daily the last 5 days to look for gulls;
>> my ability to identify these birds is weak at best.  Most of the gulls
>> I find are near the marina, to the east side on the jetty.
>>
>> Finding mostly Ring-billed Gulls, a fair amount of Herring Gulls, a
>> few Bonaparte's Gulls and a single adult Lesser Black-backed Gull
>> (good photos).
>>
>> On the body of the lats lots of Horned Grebes, Double-crested
>> Cormorants, Northern Pintails  and Red-breasted Mergansers.  Saw a few
>> Buffleheads in the holding ponds to the north of the dam.  Duck
>> numbers seem way down thus far, that includes Lake Overholser.
>>
>> Matt Jung, OKC
>>
>
Subject: north Draper Lake/no woodcocks on Friday
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:47:32 -0600
                                After seeing that Patti Muzny had seen and
heard Woodcocks at Byars recently, we decided to check the equestrian field
at the NW corner

                of Draper Lake last evening. Emily Muns, Valerie Bradshaw,
Nadine and myself went out there from about 6:05PM till 7:45PM. We did NOT
see

                or hear any Woodcocks. We also made a brief visit to the
alternate site about a half mile south and had none there.

                                We will probably make another run out there
later in February to check again.

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Re: FW: Tractor Supply grand opening/Choctaw
From: Moninya Mulder <oden_mulder AT BRIGHTOK.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:26:15 -0600
Walmart in Sulphur had 50 lbs for $18 something.


-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Josh Engelbert
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 9:08 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: FW: Tractor Supply grand opening/Choctaw

Atwoods (at least in Bartlesville) has it for $14.88.

Josh Engelbert
Copan, OK

> On Jan 30, 2016, at 8:28 AM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
> Tractor Supply is opening a new store in Choctaw next week. The sale price of 
$16.99 for 40# Black Oil 

>    Sunflower is the lowest I've seen in quite awhile. See more info below.
> 
>    Jimmy Woodard
>    Midwest City, OK
> 
> 
>    From Marion Homier:
> 
> Jimmy, we got a sale paper in today’s mail announcing the grand opening of 
the new TSC store in Choctaw. They have black oil sunflower seed on sale Feb 
4-7 for $16.99 for 40 lbs. 

> 
> The address is 16960 NE 23rd.  Phone 390-0368
> 
> Marion=
Subject: Re: FW: Tractor Supply grand opening/Choctaw
From: Josh Engelbert <birdingokie AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:07:44 -0600
Atwoods (at least in Bartlesville) has it for $14.88.

Josh Engelbert
Copan, OK

> On Jan 30, 2016, at 8:28 AM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
> Tractor Supply is opening a new store in Choctaw next week. The sale price of 
$16.99 for 40# Black Oil 

>    Sunflower is the lowest I've seen in quite awhile. See more info below.
> 
>    Jimmy Woodard
>    Midwest City, OK
> 
> 
>    From Marion Homier:
> 
> Jimmy, we got a sale paper in today’s mail announcing the grand opening of 
the new TSC store in Choctaw. They have black oil sunflower seed on sale Feb 
4-7 for $16.99 for 40 lbs. 

> 
> The address is 16960 NE 23rd.  Phone 390-0368
> 
> Marion=
Subject: FW: Tractor Supply grand opening/Choctaw
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:28:32 -0600
 Tractor Supply is opening a new store in Choctaw next week. The sale price of 
$16.99 for 40# Black Oil 

	Sunflower is the lowest I've seen in quite awhile. See more info below.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


	From Marion Homier:

Jimmy, we got a sale paper in today’s mail announcing the grand opening of 
the new TSC store in Choctaw. They have black oil sunflower seed on sale Feb 
4-7 for $16.99 for 40 lbs. 


The address is 16960 NE 23rd.  Phone 390-0368

Marion=