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30 Apr Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
29 Apr Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP ["bill ." ]
29 Apr Rose breasted Grosbeak [Evelyn Houck ]
29 Apr Bobolinks [David Arbour ]
29 Apr Red Slough today [David Arbour ]
29 Apr Tulsa Area [Terry Mitchell ]
29 Apr Mississippi Kite Durant [Doug Wood ]
29 Apr Pathfinder Parkway on 4-29-2016 [Mary Peterson ]
29 Apr FOS on South Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
29 Apr Playing Catch-Up [Bill Carrell ]
29 Apr FW: eBird Report - Durant [Doug Wood ]
29 Apr Re: Fulvous Whistling Ducks at Red Slough update [rgunn1 ]
28 Apr Fulvous Whistling Ducks at Red Slough update [David Arbour ]
28 Apr Hackberry Flat 24 Shorebird species day [ML2x ]
28 Apr Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP [Jerry Taylor ]
28 Apr Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP [Sue Lutze ]
28 Apr Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
28 Apr Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP [Susan Prescott ]
28 Apr Somewhat off topic - Volunteer Opportunity for Birders ["Crawford, Priscilla H." ]
27 Apr Red Slough Bird Survey - April 27 [David Arbour ]
27 Apr Baltimore orioles and peach cheeked parrot [Jan Dolph ]
27 Apr Re: Reel Thrill [Atcha Nolan ]
27 Apr Re: Reel Thrill [Sue Lutze ]
27 Apr Warbler [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
27 Apr Re: Reel Thrill [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
27 Apr Reel Thrill [Bob LaVal ]
27 Apr South Jenkins FOS the past week [rgunn1 ]
27 Apr Re: Facebook page [Bill Adams ]
27 Apr Pathfinder Parkway on 4-27-2016 [Mary Peterson ]
27 Apr Yhbbs [Steve Davis ]
27 Apr Solitary sandpiper ["Mark A. Trainor" ]
27 Apr Facebook page [Nola ]
26 Apr Baltimore oriole and peach cheeked parrot [Jan Dolph ]
26 Apr Re: Spotted sandpiper [Bob LaVal ]
27 Apr Spotted sandpiper ["Mark A. Trainor" ]
26 Apr Re: Painted Bunting/MWC [Mary Tate ]
26 Apr Mississippi Kite [Jennifer Kidney ]
26 Apr Nida, OK area ["Mark A. Trainor" ]
26 Apr Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders ["Mark A. Trainor" ]
26 Apr Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders ["Humphrey, Todd" ]
26 Apr Painted Bunting [Warren Williams ]
26 Apr Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders [Patricia Seibert ]
26 Apr Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders [Nola D. ]
25 Apr SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016. [Mary Peterson ]
24 Apr Payne County - Early Olive-sided Flycatcher and Others [Scott Loss ]
24 Apr FW: eBird Report - Kenton (town), Apr 19, 2016 [Jimmy Woodard ]
24 Apr FW: eBird Report - Cimarron River--Highway 325, Apr 20, 2016 [Jimmy Woodard ]
24 Apr Eastern Kingbird [Steve Davis ]
24 Apr Re: gulls [Sue Selman ]
24 Apr OK Big Day - YOU are invited ["O Connell, Tim" ]
24 Apr The OK Big Day is one week away! ["O Connell, Tim" ]
23 Apr Re: gulls [Matthew Jung ]
23 Apr Salt Plaines National Wildlife Refuge and vicinity, 4/22/2016. [Matthew Jung ]
23 Apr Whip-poor-wills [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
22 Apr Swan Follow-Up [Cameron Carver ]
22 Apr Re: Chuck-will's-widow and Roadrunner in MWC [Foundation Subscriber ]
23 Apr Prairie Chicken Festival field trip [Kurt Meisenzahl ]
23 Apr Prairie Chicken Festival field trip [Kurt Meisenzahl ]
22 Apr Caracara near Red Slough [David Arbour ]
22 Apr Swans Guthrie [Cameron Carver ]
22 Apr Hackberry Flat [ML2x ]
21 Apr Re: South Jenkins this morning [rgunn1 ]
21 Apr Thursday Morning [Bill Carrell ]
21 Apr Re: gulls [Sue Selman ]
21 Apr South Jenkins this morning [rgunn1 ]
21 Apr FW: eBird Report - Denison Dam Area, Apr 21, 2016 [Doug Wood ]
21 Apr Re: gulls [Matthew Jung ]
21 Apr FOS [Bob LaVal ]
20 Apr Red Slough Bird Survey - April 20 (Great day!) [David Arbour ]
20 Apr Re: Western Kingbird [Linda Adams ]
20 Apr Recently on South Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
20 Apr GLOSSY IBIS AND FRANKLIN'S GULL [Anthony Solorio ]
20 Apr gulls [Sue Selman ]
20 Apr Western Kingbird [Bill Adams ]
19 Apr Summer Tanager [Hollis Price ]
18 Apr Pathfinder Parkway on 4-18-2016 [Mary Peterson ]

Subject: Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:36:02 -0500
Thanks so much for the update:)

On Friday, April 29, 2016, bill .  wrote:

> A big thank you to everyone who replied online and off yesterday during my
> opossum crisis!
>
> On my lunch break i often walk down this old service road between wheat
> fields adjacent to my work. Lately there has been quite a show with 2
> Red-tailed Hawks flying around, vocalizing, and interacting. Whether they
> are a mated pair or males arguing i have no idea, but they are more
> acrobatic than i thought for birds of their size and a great way to break
> up a work day.
>
> Yesterday, just starting this walk, i saw a dead animal and something
> crawling away from it. From a distance it seemed a box turtle that had been
> feeding on carrion- which i had never witnessed before. Coming closer i saw
> the dead animal was an opossum and the moving critter was its baby. I
> wanted to just walk away but the wee one actually started stumbling toward
> me as if this stranger might be its last hope. Returning with gloves and
> cardboard box i saw a second still trying to nurse, then a third hiding
> behind the mother. Three other babies had already succumbed. A quick search
> of the area turned up no further surprises.
>
> I couldn't leave work, i wasn't supposed to have "vermin" at work, and i
> didn't know if they could survive until i got off. Within minutes of
> posting here i had several good ideas and within an hour a rehabber in the
> area came to my job with opossum experience and bottles in hand! Someone
> else suggested we could all donate a little to our local rehabbers and i
> second that idea. They truly are special people, as are all of you. Many
> thanks!
> peace
> -bill
> enid garfield ok
>
Subject: Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP
From: "bill ." <billwx AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:14:07 -0500
A big thank you to everyone who replied online and off yesterday during my 
opossum crisis! 


On my lunch break i often walk down this old service road between wheat fields 
adjacent to my work. Lately there has been quite a show with 2 Red-tailed Hawks 
flying around, vocalizing, and interacting. Whether they are a mated pair or 
males arguing i have no idea, but they are more acrobatic than i thought for 
birds of their size and a great way to break up a work day. 


Yesterday, just starting this walk, i saw a dead animal and something crawling 
away from it. From a distance it seemed a box turtle that had been feeding on 
carrion- which i had never witnessed before. Coming closer i saw the dead 
animal was an opossum and the moving critter was its baby. I wanted to just 
walk away but the wee one actually started stumbling toward me as if this 
stranger might be its last hope. Returning with gloves and cardboard box i saw 
a second still trying to nurse, then a third hiding behind the mother. Three 
other babies had already succumbed. A quick search of the area turned up no 
further surprises. 


I couldn't leave work, i wasn't supposed to have "vermin" at work, and i didn't 
know if they could survive until i got off. Within minutes of posting here i 
had several good ideas and within an hour a rehabber in the area came to my job 
with opossum experience and bottles in hand! Someone else suggested we could 
all donate a little to our local rehabbers and i second that idea. They truly 
are special people, as are all of you. Many thanks! 

peace
-bill
enid garfield ok
 		 	   		  
Subject: Rose breasted Grosbeak
From: Evelyn Houck <efhouck727 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:38:17 -0500
We observed a female Rose breasted Grosbeak at our suet feeder twice today;
once just before noon and the other mid-afternoon.  Could have been there
more times but we didn't see it.

Also had six male Baltimore Orioles and a female vying for grape jelly &/or
nectar at one time earlier today.  Between them and the Goldfinches, we may
have to take out a loan for bird food!!!

Have a great weekend!

Evelyn Houck
Carey Bay area of
Grand Lake O'Cherokees
Grove, Oklahoma
Delaware County


 

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Subject: Bobolinks
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:06:16 -0500
We saw 6 male Bobolinks near Red Slough (McCurtain co.) today along Highway
87 about  miles east of its intersection with highway 259.

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: Red Slough today
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:48:52 -0500
I gave a tour to 12 people from the Wichita Audubon Society today at Red
Slough.  Here is a list of the more interesting species found:

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 8

Fulvous Whistling Duck - 2

Hooded Merganser - 3

Neotropic Cormorant - 4

Anhinga - lots

American Bittern - 3

Least Bittern - 2

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 2

Sora - 1

Purple Gallinule - 3

Common Gallinule - 17

Wilson's Phalarope - 1

Least Tern - 1 (new early date for RS)

Franklin's Gulls - ~175

Alder Flycatcher - 1 (new early date for RS)

Least Flycatcher - 1

Bank Swallow - 2

Swainson's Thrush - 1

Nashville Warbler - 1

Prothonotary Warbler - 3

Northern Waterthrush - 1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1

Painted Bunting - 2

 
Subject: Tulsa Area
From: Terry Mitchell <terry AT PECOT.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:48:07 -0500
I had a good morning at Oxley Nature Center. I had 4-Tennessee Warblers, 3- 
Nashville's, 1-Rose-breasted Grosebeak, 1-Blackpoll Warbler, 1-Blue-headed 
Grossbeak ,1 Wilson's Warbler, 1-yellow warbler , 2-least flycatchers, 
3-Swainsons Thrush's and 2- Baltimore Orioles. Terry. 



Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Mississippi Kite Durant
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:27:24 +0000
HI All, I had nice Mississippi Kite putting on an air show in Durant a few 
minutes ago. Dragonflies beware... Doug. 



Douglas R. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
PMB 4068
1405 N. 4th Ave
Durant, OK 74701-0609
dwood AT se.edu
580-745-2272

Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-29-2016
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:32:20 +0000
Hello All,

 I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high 
school to about 200 yards past the tanks and back. It was cloudy, cool and 
rained lightly for about 1/2 hour while I was there. I sat under the sheltered 
bench by the tanks while it rained and there was quite a bit of activity there 
and within 100 yards of there. Highlights included: 



Blue-headed Vireo-1

Orange-crowned Warbler-2

Nashville Warbler-1

Northern Parula-1

Yellow Warbler-1

Myrtle Warbler-2

Yellow-throated Warbler-1

Prothonotary Warbler-2

Ovenbird-1

Northern Waterthrush-1

Louisiana Waterthrush-2

Common Yellowthroat-1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: FOS on South Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:04:07 -0500
I saw a Chimney Swift and a Merlin this morning.
Subject: Playing Catch-Up
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:12:54 -0500
Hello All,

Time to get caught up from the last several days:

Saturday the 23rd at Oxley, FOY Common Yellowthroats and Ruby-Throated
Hummingbird, along with Summer Tanager, Great Crested Flycatcher and
Yellow-Throated Vireo. Along Mingo Creek at Pine, two Snowy Egrets.

Sunday at Nickel, saw Blue Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, Prairie Warbler,
Kentucky Warbler and Yellow-Breasted Chat, heard Acadian Flycatcher and
Wood Thrush.

On Monday, saw a Catbird in the Oxley North Woods and a Western Kingbird
near Bixby.

On Tuesday, many Dickcissels at Leonard (but none at Bixby sod farms), Blue
Grosbeak, Bobwhite and Baltimore Oriole. On Fry Creek at 131st, another
Blue Grosbeak and a Bell's Vireo. At 121st and S. Sheridan, Pectoral and
Baird's Sandpipers.

On Wednesday morning, saw and heard a Catbird at Skiatook Library, then
heard another at home in the evening.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Durant
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:16:00 +0000
Morning All. Had a rain storm move through this morning and I sat in the 
driveway doing a little post-storm birding. Excited to see a flock of Baltimore 
and Orchard Orioles working though with a couple Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. 
Blackpoll Warbler was singing to boot. Bet there was more, but had to head to 
work. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu] 
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 8:14 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - 921 Gail Farrell House, Apr 29, 2016

921 Gail Farrell House, Bryan, Oklahoma, US Apr 29, 2016 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Post storm birding in backyard.
23 species

Cattle Egret  3
White-winged Dove  1
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  2
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  2
Swainson's Thrush  1
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  14
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Orchard Oriole  2
Baltimore Oriole  9

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29276483 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: Fulvous Whistling Ducks at Red Slough update
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:01:52 -0500
David--

Great photos. What were the streaks coming off the wings of the 
pelicans? Spider webs?

Dick

On 4/28/2016 9:19 PM, David Arbour wrote:
>
> There were still at least two Fulvous Whistling Ducks at Red Slough 
> today.  They were in unit 30E.  Here are some photos of the group I 
> found yesterday:
>
> http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma/recent_photos
>
> David Arbour
>
> De Queen, AR
>
Subject: Fulvous Whistling Ducks at Red Slough update
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:19:13 -0500
There were still at least two Fulvous Whistling Ducks at Red Slough today.
They were in unit 30E.   Here are some photos of the group I found
yesterday:

 

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

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: Hackberry Flat 24 Shorebird species day
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:53:41 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Mary and I were finally able to drive all the levees for the first time in 
weeks to do a complete survey. We had 24 shorebird species for the day which is 
really good considering the low amount of mud available. We also had 3 warbler 
species which is a fallout over here since all the willows died in the 
drought.... Here’s the list of species seen. 


Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex
ml2x AT sbcglobal.net
Lawton

Tillman - Hackberry Flat Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Apr 28, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
71 species (+6 other taxa)

Canada Goose  7
Gadwall  11
American Wigeon  9
Mallard  22
Blue-winged Teal  287
Cinnamon Teal  4
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal  4
Northern Shoveler  483
Northern Pintail  21
Green-winged Teal  5
Ruddy Duck  266
Northern Bobwhite  18
Pied-billed Grebe  11
Eared Grebe  57
Snowy Egret  1
Cattle Egret  33
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  23
Glossy Ibis 1 Dark face with no plum coloration. Blue line outline on face. 
Gray legs with red knees. 

White-faced Ibis  247     Actual count.  All but 17 Ibis were identifiable.
Glossy/White-faced Ibis  17
Turkey Vulture  3
Northern Harrier  1
Swainson's Hawk  4
King Rail  1
Sora  3
American Coot  480
Black-necked Stilt  82
American Avocet  191
Black-bellied Plover  4
American Golden-Plover  139
Snowy Plover  1
Semipalmated Plover  3
Killdeer  78
Spotted Sandpiper  10
Solitary Sandpiper  4
Greater Yellowlegs  127
Willet  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  61
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  18
Upland Sandpiper  4
Long-billed Curlew  2
Hudsonian Godwit  5
Marbled Godwit  4
Stilt Sandpiper  33
Baird's Sandpiper  31
Least Sandpiper  5
White-rumped Sandpiper 243 Actual count. Tail extending past wings, spotting 
down sides, white rumps in flight. 

Pectoral Sandpiper  23
Semipalmated Sandpiper  37
peep sp.  800
Long-billed Dowitcher  1640
Wilson's Phalarope  680
Franklin's Gull  9
Mourning Dove  27
American Kestrel  1
Western Kingbird  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  4
Loggerhead Shrike  1
Horned Lark  6
Barn Swallow  8
swallow sp.  14
Northern Mockingbird  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Lark Sparrow  8
White-crowned Sparrow  17
Vesper Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  18
Dickcissel  39
Red-winged Blackbird  47
Western Meadowlark  3
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  14
Great-tailed Grackle  6
House Sparrow  3

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29271172 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP
From: Jerry Taylor <j.taylor143 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:04:18 -0500
I’ll echo what has already been said about Wildcare in Noble. We’ve been 
taking injured birds and other small animals to them for about 25 years now and 
they do a fantastic job. The only downside is that it’s more than 100 miles 
from Enid. There may be someplace else closer to you, but I don’t know where. 
The folks at Wildcare are pretty well networked and if there is a closer place 
to take these three babies, I’m sure they can tell you where it is. 


 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of bill
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:03 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP

 

Found 3 opossum babies by dead mother and sibs. Have them secretly in a 
cardboard box at my work east of Enid. No idea what to do for them or how long 
they have. Mom was quite stiff but they were still trying to nurse. Any help 
appreciated. 


-bill

enid garfield ok
Subject: Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP
From: Sue Lutze <slutze AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:30:33 -0500
WildCare is a GREAT place to rehab wild animals. I used to volunteer there when 
I lived in Tuttle. We can all help if we want to by sending them a check to 
help pay for the food for the wild animals. 


Susanne

From: Lisa Wiesbauer 
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:25 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP

Definitely call Wildcare. I volunteer there and there is a special opposum 
formula. You can't give them regular milk. I have seen extremely young babies 
make it to adulthood if fed the proper formula. You will fall for them I 
guarantee it:). That's mainly what I take care of and they are definitely my 
favorites 


On Thursday, April 28, 2016, bill  wrote:

 Found 3 opossum babies by dead mother and sibs. Have them secretly in a 
cardboard box at my work east of Enid. No idea what to do for them or how long 
they have. Mom was quite stiff but they were still trying to nurse. Any help 
appreciated. 


  -bill

  enid garfield ok
Subject: Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:25:46 -0500
Definitely call Wildcare. I volunteer there and there is a special opposum
formula. You can't give them regular milk. I have seen extremely young
babies make it to adulthood if fed the proper formula.  You will fall for
them I guarantee it:).  That's mainly what I take care of and they are
definitely my favorites

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, bill  wrote:

> Found 3 opossum babies by dead mother and sibs. Have them secretly in a
> cardboard box at my work east of Enid. No idea what to do for them or how
> long they have. Mom was quite stiff but they were still trying to nurse.
> Any help appreciated.
>
> -bill
>
> enid garfield ok
>
Subject: Re: OT: NEED ENID AREA REHABBER ASAP
From: Susan Prescott <Susan-Prescott AT OMRF.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:06:06 +0000
Call Wildcare in Noble, OK
405-872-9338

Susan P

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 28, 2016, at 3:03 PM, bill > 
wrote: 



Found 3 opossum babies by dead mother and sibs. Have them secretly in a 
cardboard box at my work east of Enid. No idea what to do for them or how long 
they have. Mom was quite stiff but they were still trying to nurse. Any help 
appreciated. 


-bill

enid garfield ok
Subject: Somewhat off topic - Volunteer Opportunity for Birders
From: "Crawford, Priscilla H." <prill AT OU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:09:50 +0000
Hello OK Birders!

UCO’s research and education field station, Selman Living Lab, in NW Oklahoma 
was hit by the wildfires this month. The Oklahoma Biodiversity Network is 
helping to organize a work day to begin clean up and repair at the site on May 
14th. If interested, please see the webpage: 
https://okbiodiversity.org/hopeday2016/ 


The Selman Living Lab hosts a variety of research projects and is available for 
use by researchers and biologists from across the state. They host citizen 
science, education, and research functions for biologists and wildlife 
enthusiasts of Oklahoma. More information about SLL see: 
https://www.uco.edu/cms/sll/AllSpecies/index.asp 


Thanks!
Priscilla Crawford
Conservation Specialist
Oklahoma Biological Survey
prill AT ou.edu


Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - April 27
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:41:51 -0500
Rebecca Crofton (WA), Walter Harmon (WA), and I surveyed birds today at Red
Slough and found 93 species.  The weather started off cool, calm, and
overcast (just after a storm) then turned hot, windy and partly cloudy by
afternoon.  Highlight of the day was a flock of 10 Fulvous Whistling Ducks
that spent some time on the Otter Lake spillway then they disappeared and 7
were later refound in unit 30E.  Also we were counting shorebirds in unit 30
when a Cooper's Hawk dove on some yellowlegs and ended up chasing one in
circles, both birds doing some incredible in flight maneuvering and the
yellowlegs escaped barely.   We had a bit of a hawk migration going today
also, with some fair numbers of Mississippi Kites moving over as well as
other raptors including a late 2nd year Golden Eagle.  Here is our list for
today: 

 

Fulvous Whistling Duck - 10

Canada Goose - 4

Wood Duck - 18

Gadwall - 9

Mallard - 1

Blue-winged Teal - 43

Northern Shoveler - 5

Green-winged Teal - 1 male

Hooded Merganser - 7

Pied-billed Grebe - 10

Neotropic Cormorant - 5 (at least 2 birds sitting on nests.)

Double-crested Cormorant - 9

Anhinga - 19 (Several sitting on nests.)

American Bittern - 2

Great-blue Heron - 26

Great Egret - 33

Snowy Egret - 18

Little-blue Heron - 7

Green Heron - 1

White-faced Ibis - 9 (unit 7)

Black Vulture - 24

Turkey Vulture - 12

Mississippi Kite - 21

Cooper's Hawk - 2  

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Swainson's Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 2

Golden Eagle - 1 (2nd year) migrant

Virginia Rail - 2

Sora - 1

Purple Gallinule - 5

Common Gallinule - 17

American Coot - 76

Spotted Sandpiper - 4

Solitary Sandpiper - 4

Greater Yellowlegs - 25

Lesser Yellowlegs - 28

Short-billed Dowitcher - 1 (unit 7, identified by call.)

Dowitcher species - 4 (probably Short-billed)

Forster's Tern - 2

Mourning Dove - 7

Barred Owl - 2

Chimney Swift - 4

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Acadian Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 2

Great-crested Flycatcher - 2

Eastern Kingbird - 8

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 3

White-eyed Vireo - 9

Bell's Vireo - 1

Red-eyed Vireo - 1

Blue Jay - 2

American Crow - 9

Fish Crow - 4

Purple Martin - 3

Tree Swallow - 47

Bank Swallow - 1

Cliff Swallow - 4

Barn Swallow - 11

Carolina Chickadee - 2

Tufted Titmouse - 2

Carolina Wren - 7

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 8

Eastern Bluebird - 3

Northern Mockingbird - 3

Cedar Waxwing - 23

Nashville Warbler - 1

Yellow Warbler - 2

Yellow-throated Warbler - 1

Pine Warbler - 2

Black-and-white Warbler - 1

Prothonotary Warbler - 9

Northern Waterthrush - 1

Kentucky Warbler - 2

Common Yellowthroat - 9

Yellow-breasted Chat - 4

Summer Tanager - 3

Lark Sparrow - 1

Savannah Sparrow - 2

White-throated Sparrow - 1

White-crowned Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal - 23

Blue Grosbeak - 1

Indigo Bunting - 18

Painted Bunting - 3

Dickcissel - 11

Red-winged Blackbird - 23

Common Grackle - 15

Brown-headed Cowbird - 3

Orchard Oriole - 1

American Goldfinch - 3

 

Odonates:

 

Elegant Spreadwing

Fragile Forktail

Skimming Bluet

Orange Bluet

Blue-fronted Dancer

Common Green Darner

Cyrano Darner

Baskettail species

Eastern Pondhawk

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Red Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Black Ratsnake

Green Treefrog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Baltimore orioles and peach cheeked parrot
From: Jan Dolph <russetdm AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:03:18 -0500
April 26, 2016

 

I had my first adult male Baltimore oriole arrive April 25, 2016. He made it
just in time for breakfast at 7:30 A.M.  He came off and on all day.  The
adult female Baltimore oriole showed up this morning April 26, 2016 after
the male showed up around 7:30. It has taken them until later in the day to
start going to the second feeder attached to the kitchen window.  I was
afraid they would not return because my trees look differently after the two
ice storms this past winter.  I assume they are one of my return orioles
over the years. I have been keeping track of them for several years now in
my neighborhood.

 

In 2015 the male arrived April 28, 2015 and the female arrived April 29
around 9:00 A.M. Then the adult male left on May 31 and the female left June
3 because of the 30 inches of rain we had. I do not believe they had a
successful brood because of the rain. 

 

In 2014 two males showed up on April 29, 2014.  The second one was a first
year.  On June 2, 2014 the male and female left.  Their brood left five days
later after eating their grape jelly.  They had a good  brood that year.

 

In 2013 the male arrived May 5 to feed from the front window jelly feeder. I
did not record when the female arrived. They left on June 20, 2013. I ran
out of grape jelly so I found orange oriole powder I had purchased to try.
They did not like that much. Only the adult male and female drank from that
feeder.  They seemed to prefer the grape jelly drink I make.  

 

In 2012 they arrived on May 26, 2012 and left on June 18, 2012.

 

In 2011 they arrived May 26, 2011.

 

I have found the orioles that show up to my place like grape jelly drink I
make only.  They will not touch oranges or the packaged oriole mixture.  

 

I am happy to report the peach cheeked parrot came back around March 25.  I
had not seen him for about a month.  I had noticed the doves had been
bothering him.   This will be his third summer.   I just love that little
guy. I am hoping the green trees will now give him some cover.

 

Happy birding,

 

Jan Dolph

Oklahoma City, OK

 
Subject: Re: Reel Thrill
From: Atcha Nolan <qanolan AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:10:45 -0500
That sounds exciting. My husband and I will be in Heavener tomorrow afternoon 
visiting his cousin, Leroy Nolan. We are on our way with the Wichita Audubon 
Society to Red Slough for a rainy three days of birding. 


 

Atcha Nolan

El Dorado, KS

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Bob LaVal
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:15 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Reel Thrill

 

Got a real thrill awhile ago. Nancy called me to come quick. She had opened the 
18’ garage door and found a 5’ Coach-whip snake laying inside the door. We 
chased him out and he went around the corner and coiled up by the foundation. I 
rushed in to get my camera. As I turned the corner of the garage door coming 
back out, he met me coming back in. I didn’t really want him in the garage so 
I put the bottom of my foot toward him to try to turn him back. He struck at 
the foot but was short as my reaction was very quick and what little hair I 
have left stood straight up. He would not be denied and rushed into the garage 
and disappeared into the stuff. I guess we have a new resident. 


Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
Subject: Re: Reel Thrill
From: Sue Lutze <slutze AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:02:54 -0500
Loved the story Bob. When I was a child, my Mom went out to move a cow to a new 
area and got all tangled up with a LONG coachwhip. I don’t know who was more 
frightened, my mother or the snake. She told that story for years. 


Sue Lutze
From: Bob LaVal 
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:15 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Reel Thrill

Got a real thrill awhile ago. Nancy called me to come quick. She had opened the 
18’ garage door and found a 5’ Coach-whip snake laying inside the door. We 
chased him out and he went around the corner and coiled up by the foundation. I 
rushed in to get my camera. As I turned the corner of the garage door coming 
back out, he met me coming back in. I didn’t really want him in the garage so 
I put the bottom of my foot toward him to try to turn him back. He struck at 
the foot but was short as my reaction was very quick and what little hair I 
have left stood straight up. He would not be denied and rushed into the garage 
and disappeared into the stuff. I guess we have a new resident. 

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
Subject: Warbler
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:38:03 -0500
FOS Prothonotary in yard yesterday
Subject: Re: Reel Thrill
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:34:06 -0500
Wow!  That'll get your heart racing a bit!

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Bob LaVal  wrote:

> Got a real thrill awhile ago.  Nancy called me to come quick.  She had
> opened the 18’ garage door and found a 5’ Coach-whip snake laying inside
> the door.  We chased him out and he went around the corner and coiled up by
> the foundation.  I rushed in to get my camera.  As I turned the corner of
> the garage door coming back out, he met me coming back in.  I didn’t really
> want him in the garage so I put the bottom of my foot toward him to try to
> turn him back.  He struck at the foot but was short as my reaction was very
> quick and what little hair I have left stood straight up.  He would not be
> denied and rushed into the garage and disappeared into the stuff.  I guess
> we have a new resident.
> Bob and Nancy LaVal
> 20367 Pine Mtn. LP
> Heavener, OK 74937
> Phone: 918-653-7921
>
Subject: Reel Thrill
From: Bob LaVal <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:15:25 -0500
Got a real thrill awhile ago. Nancy called me to come quick. She had opened the 
18’ garage door and found a 5’ Coach-whip snake laying inside the door. We 
chased him out and he went around the corner and coiled up by the foundation. I 
rushed in to get my camera. As I turned the corner of the garage door coming 
back out, he met me coming back in. I didn’t really want him in the garage so 
I put the bottom of my foot toward him to try to turn him back. He struck at 
the foot but was short as my reaction was very quick and what little hair I 
have left stood straight up. He would not be denied and rushed into the garage 
and disappeared into the stuff. I guess we have a new resident. 

Bob and Nancy LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
Subject: South Jenkins FOS the past week
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:13:22 -0500
4-21
Blue Grosbeak
4-22
No. Shoveler, Wilson Snipe, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Crested Flycatcher
4-23
Warbling Vireo
4-24
Great Egret
4-25
Gadwall,
4-26
Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, Dickcissel
4-27
Little Blue Heron, Prothonotary  Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Grasshopper 
Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow
Subject: Re: Facebook page
From: Bill Adams <ba1980 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:43:34 +0000
Here is the link to the OKBirds page: 
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/18864377410/ 

Bill AdamsDuncan, OK


      From: Nola 
 To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
 Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:51 AM
 Subject: [OKBIRDS] Facebook page
   
 When I asked earlier no one mentioned an existing Ok. Birders page.  I would 
have never found it on my own if Pat hadn't  mentioned it. Maybe periodically 
you could mention their Facebook page here: Oklahoma Orniological Society.  



Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone

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From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system  
Date: 04/26/2016 8:47 PM (GMT-06:00) 
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 25 Apr 2016 to 26 Apr 2016 - Special issue 
(#2016-124) 


There are 13 messages totaling 1002 lines in this issue.

Topics in this special issue:

  1. Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders (4)
  2. Painted Bunting
  3. Nida, OK area
  4. Painted Bunting/MWC (2)
  5. Mississippi Kite (2)
  6. Spotted sandpiper (2)
  7. Baltimore oriole and peach cheeked parrot

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:21:25 -0500
From:    "Nola D." 
Subject: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area.  The idea 
is to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information 
about where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd 
correctly, perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you.
The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur 
birders participate.
Nola

-----Original Message----- 
From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)

There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

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Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
From:    Mary Peterson 
Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

Hello All,

      Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday 
continuing his quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on 
the way down were the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian 
paintbrushes along the road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We 
went through the Wichita Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to 
Hackberry Flat Saturday, we went to south of Eldorado and then back to 
Hackberry the rest of the day, where we joined up with the Truexes and Doug 
Wood's group. Highlights included:


Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry

American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry

Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry

Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry

King Rail-1 at Hackberry

Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry

Willet-8-10 at Hackberry

Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry

Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton

Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry

White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha

Inca Dove-2 at Frederick

Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick

Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado

Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas

Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado

Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado

Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado

Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott

Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the 
Wichitas

Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado

Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas

Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado

Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

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End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:34:53 -0500
From:    Patricia Seibert 
Subject: Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

Have you looked at the Oklahoma Ornithological Society's Facebook page? It 
would seems to be doing exactly that already. 


Patricia Seibert
Tulsa

> On Apr 26, 2016, at 12:21 PM, Nola D.  wrote:
> 
> I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area.  The idea 
is to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information 
about where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd 
correctly, perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you. 

> The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur 
birders participate. 

> Nola
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> 
> There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.
> 
> Topics of the day:
> 
> 1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
> From:    Mary Peterson 
> Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> Hello All,
> 
>     Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday 
continuing his quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the 
way down were the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian 
paintbrushes along the road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We 
went through the Wichita Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to 
Hackberry Flat Saturday, we went to south of Eldorado and then back to 
Hackberry the rest of the day, where we joined up with the Truexes and Doug 
Wood's group. Highlights included: 

> 
> 
> Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry
> 
> American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry
> 
> Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry
> 
> King Rail-1 at Hackberry
> 
> Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Willet-8-10 at Hackberry
> 
> Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry
> 
> Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton
> 
> Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry
> 
> White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha
> 
> Inca Dove-2 at Frederick
> 
> Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick
> 
> Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas
> 
> Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott
> 
> Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the 
Wichitas 

> 
> Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas
> 
> Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas
> 
> 
> Mark Peterson
> 
> Bartlesville
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> ************************************************************** 

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:59:22 -0500
From:    Warren Williams 
Subject: Painted Bunting

FOS male Painted Bunting at my feeder today. This makes at least four
consecutive years that this species has been hanging out in my backyard.. 

 

Warren Williams

Sand Springs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:27:49 +0000
From:    "Humphrey, Todd" 
Subject: Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

Oklahoma Ornithological Society facebook page is doing what you described...

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:21 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area.  The idea is 
to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information about 
where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd correctly, 
perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you. 

The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur birders 
participate. 

Nola

-----Original Message-----
From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)

There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

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Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
From:    Mary Peterson 
Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

Hello All,

      Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday 
continuing his quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the 
way down were the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian 
paintbrushes along the road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We 
went through the Wichita Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to 
Hackberry Flat Saturday, we went to south of Eldorado and then back to 
Hackberry the rest of the day, where we joined up with the Truexes and Doug 
Wood's group. Highlights included: 



Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry

American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry

Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry

Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry

King Rail-1 at Hackberry

Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry

Willet-8-10 at Hackberry

Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry

Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton

Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry

White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha

Inca Dove-2 at Frederick

Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick

Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado

Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas

Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado

Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado

Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado

Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott

Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the Wichitas

Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado

Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas

Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado

Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

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End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:00:55 +0000
From:    "Mark A. Trainor" 
Subject: Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

Here's my page ... https://m.facebook.com/RogueEyePhotography/?ref=bookmarks

I'm in south-central OK in Nida.
Mark

> On Apr 26, 2016, at 12:21 PM, Nola D.  wrote:
> 
> I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area.  The idea 
is to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information 
about where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd 
correctly, perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you. 

> The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur 
birders participate. 

> Nola
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> 
> There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.
> 
> Topics of the day:
> 
> 1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
> From:    Mary Peterson 
> Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> Hello All,
> 
>     Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday 
continuing his quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the 
way down were the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian 
paintbrushes along the road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We 
went through the Wichita Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to 
Hackberry Flat Saturday, we went to south of Eldorado and then back to 
Hackberry the rest of the day, where we joined up with the Truexes and Doug 
Wood's group. Highlights included: 

> 
> 
> Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry
> 
> American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry
> 
> Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry
> 
> King Rail-1 at Hackberry
> 
> Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Willet-8-10 at Hackberry
> 
> Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry
> 
> Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton
> 
> Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry
> 
> White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha
> 
> Inca Dove-2 at Frederick
> 
> Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick
> 
> Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas
> 
> Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott
> 
> Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the 
Wichitas 

> 
> Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas
> 
> Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas
> 
> 
> Mark Peterson
> 
> Bartlesville
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> ************************************************************** 

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:11:10 +0000
From:    "Mark A. Trainor" 
Subject: Nida, OK area

Grasshopper sparrow, Lark sparrow, Dickcissel, Scissor-tailed flycatcher, 
Eastern kingbird, Bobwhite quail, Greater roadrunner. And other standard fare. 



Mark


Cheers, M>Train

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:36:38 -0500
From:    Jimmy Woodard 
Subject: Painted Bunting/MWC

                We had a male Painted Bunting feeding in our 
backyard just a 

few minutes ago. Nadine tried to photograph it but the bird flew away before

                she could get her phone.

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:00:55 +0000
From:    Kurt Meisenzahl 
Subject: Mississippi Kite

 I had a Mississippi Kite at the Trosper Golf Course in southeast Oklahoma 
Cityat noon today.  When I arrived home I saw one flying over our 
neighbourhood. 


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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:49:22 -0500
From:    Jennifer Kidney 
Subject: Mississippi Kite



I had my first two sailing over the yard this evening.

Jennifer Kidney
Norman

Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:00:55 +0000
From: meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Mississippi Kite
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

  I had a Mississippi Kite at the Trosper Golf Course in southeast Oklahoma 
Cityat noon today.  When I arrived home I saw one flying over our 
neighbourhood. 

Kurt MeisenzahlLawton, OK            

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:55:14 -0500
From:    Mary Tate 
Subject: Re: Painted Bunting/MWC

Glad to hear they are in the area. have not seen any.

On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 5:36 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

>                 We had a male Painted Bunting feeding in our 
backyard just 

> a few minutes ago. Nadine tried to photograph it but the bird flew away
> before
>
>                 she could get her phone.
>
>
>
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>
>                 Midwest City, OK
>

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Date:    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:27:46 +0000
From:    "Mark A. Trainor" 
Subject: Spotted sandpiper

in Nida, OK, along stock tank shoreline.

Cheers, M>Train

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:46:13 -0500
From:    Bob LaVal 
Subject: Re: Spotted sandpiper

Also saw my FOS Spotted Sandpiper today at Poteau, OK at Choctaw Golf 
Course. 

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:47:57 -0500
From:    Jan Dolph 
Subject: Baltimore oriole and peach cheeked parrot

April 26, 2016

 

I had my first adult male Baltimore oriole arrive April 25, 2016. He made it
just in time for breakfast at 7:30 A.M.  He came off and on all day.  The
adult female Baltimore oriole showed up this morning April 26, 2016 after
the male showed up around 7:30. It has taken them until later in the day to
start going to the second feeder attached to the kitchen window.  I was
afraid they would not return because my trees look differently after the two
ice storms this past winter.  I assume they are one of my return orioles
over the years. I have been keeping track of them for several years now in
my neighborhood.

 

In 2015 the male arrived April 28, 2015 and the female arrived April 29
around 9:00 A.M. Then the adult male left on May 31 and the female left June
3 because of the 30 inches of rain we had. I do not believe they had a
successful brood because of the rain. 

 

In 2014 two males showed up on April 29, 2014.  The second one was a first
year.  On June 2, 2014 the male and female left.  Their brood left five days
later after eating their grape jelly.  They had a good  brood that year.

 

In 2013 the male arrived May 5 to feed from the front window jelly feeder. I
did not record when the female arrived. They left on June 20, 2013. I ran
out of grape jelly so I found orange oriole powder I had purchased to try.
They did not like that much. Only the adult male and female drank from that
feeder.  They seemed to prefer the grape jelly drink I make.  

 

In 2012 they arrived on May 26, 2012 and left on June 18, 2012.

 

In 2011 they arrived May 26, 2011.

 

I have found the orioles that show up to my place like grape jelly drink I
make only.  They will not touch oranges or the packaged oriole mixture.  

 

I am happy to report the peach cheeked parrot came back around March 25.  I
had not seen him for about a month.  I had noticed the doves had been
bothering him.   This will be his third summer.   I just love that little
guy. I am hoping the green trees will now give him some cover.

 

Happy birding,

 

Jan Dolph

Oklahoma City, OK

 

 

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End of OKBIRDS Digest - 25 Apr 2016 to 26 Apr 2016 - Special issue (#2016-124)
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Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-27-2016
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:58 +0000
Hello All,

 Janet Young, Melinda Droege and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in 
Bartlesville this morning from the high school to almost to Silver Lake Road 
and back. It was mostly to partly cloudy with light winds. The migration 
improved with yesterday's storms. Highlights included: 



Ruby-throated Hummingbird-1

Acadian Flycatcher-2

Yellow-throated Vireo-3

Swainson's Thrush-6

Gray-cheeked Thrush-1

Tennessee Warbler-1

Nashville Warbler-2

Northern Parula-5

Yellow-throated Warbler-3

Myrtle Warbler-2

Prothonotary Warbler-3

Ovenbird-1

Northern Waterthrush-1

Louisiana Waterthrush-1

Lincoln's Sparrow-2

Rose-breasted Grosbeak-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville


Subject: Yhbbs
From: Steve Davis <spd8109 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:03:14 -0500
There were 6-8 yellow-headed blackbirds in the field at the corner of
Wagner (50th) and Sara Rd just now, along with brown-headed cowbirds etc.
Western and eastern kingbirds on wires along Sara and 50th.
Subject: Solitary sandpiper
From: "Mark A. Trainor" <mtrain53 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:47:20 +0000
In Nida, Ok.

Cheers, M>Train
Subject: Facebook page
From: Nola <nola2ns AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:51:59 -0500
    
When I asked earlier no one mentioned an existing Ok. Birders page.  I would 
have never found it on my own if Pat hadn't  mentioned it. Maybe periodically 
you could mention their Facebook page here: Oklahoma Orniological Society.  



Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system  
Date: 04/26/2016  8:47 PM  (GMT-06:00) 
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 25 Apr 2016 to 26 Apr 2016 - Special issue 
(#2016-124) 


There are 13 messages totaling 1002 lines in this issue.

Topics in this special issue:

  1. Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders (4)
  2. Painted Bunting
  3. Nida, OK area
  4. Painted Bunting/MWC (2)
  5. Mississippi Kite (2)
  6. Spotted sandpiper (2)
  7. Baltimore oriole and peach cheeked parrot

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:21:25 -0500
From:    "Nola D." 
Subject: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area.  The idea 
is to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information 
about where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd 
correctly, perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you.
The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur 
birders participate.
Nola

-----Original Message----- 
From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)

There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

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Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
From:    Mary Peterson 
Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

Hello All,

      Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday 
continuing his quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on 
the way down were the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian 
paintbrushes along the road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We 
went through the Wichita Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to 
Hackberry Flat Saturday, we went to south of Eldorado and then back to 
Hackberry the rest of the day, where we joined up with the Truexes and Doug 
Wood's group. Highlights included:


Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry

American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry

Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry

Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry

King Rail-1 at Hackberry

Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry

Willet-8-10 at Hackberry

Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry

Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton

Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry

White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha

Inca Dove-2 at Frederick

Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick

Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado

Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas

Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado

Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado

Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado

Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott

Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the 
Wichitas

Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado

Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas

Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado

Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

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End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:34:53 -0500
From:    Patricia Seibert 
Subject: Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

Have you looked at the Oklahoma Ornithological Society's Facebook page? It 
would seems to be doing exactly that already. 


Patricia Seibert
Tulsa

> On Apr 26, 2016, at 12:21 PM, Nola D.  wrote:
> 
> I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area.  The idea 
is to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information 
about where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd 
correctly, perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you. 

> The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur 
birders participate. 

> Nola
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> 
> There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.
> 
> Topics of the day:
> 
> 1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
> From:    Mary Peterson 
> Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> Hello All,
> 
>     Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday 
continuing his quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the 
way down were the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian 
paintbrushes along the road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We 
went through the Wichita Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to 
Hackberry Flat Saturday, we went to south of Eldorado and then back to 
Hackberry the rest of the day, where we joined up with the Truexes and Doug 
Wood's group. Highlights included: 

> 
> 
> Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry
> 
> American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry
> 
> Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry
> 
> King Rail-1 at Hackberry
> 
> Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Willet-8-10 at Hackberry
> 
> Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry
> 
> Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton
> 
> Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry
> 
> White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha
> 
> Inca Dove-2 at Frederick
> 
> Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick
> 
> Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas
> 
> Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott
> 
> Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the 
Wichitas 

> 
> Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas
> 
> Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas
> 
> 
> Mark Peterson
> 
> Bartlesville
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> ************************************************************** 

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

Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:59:22 -0500
From:    Warren Williams 
Subject: Painted Bunting

FOS male Painted Bunting at my feeder today. This makes at least four
consecutive years that this species has been hanging out in my backyard.. 

 

Warren Williams

Sand Springs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:27:49 +0000
From:    "Humphrey, Todd" 
Subject: Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

Oklahoma Ornithological Society facebook page is doing what you described...

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:21 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area.  The idea is 
to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information about 
where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd correctly, 
perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you. 

The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur birders 
participate. 

Nola

-----Original Message-----
From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)

There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

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Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
From:    Mary Peterson 
Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

Hello All,

      Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday 
continuing his quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the 
way down were the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian 
paintbrushes along the road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We 
went through the Wichita Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to 
Hackberry Flat Saturday, we went to south of Eldorado and then back to 
Hackberry the rest of the day, where we joined up with the Truexes and Doug 
Wood's group. Highlights included: 



Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry

American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry

Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry

Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry

King Rail-1 at Hackberry

Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry

Willet-8-10 at Hackberry

Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry

Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton

Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry

White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha

Inca Dove-2 at Frederick

Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick

Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado

Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas

Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado

Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado

Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado

Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott

Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the Wichitas

Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado

Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas

Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado

Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

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End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
************************************************************** 

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:00:55 +0000
From:    "Mark A. Trainor" 
Subject: Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

Here's my page ... https://m.facebook.com/RogueEyePhotography/?ref=bookmarks

I'm in south-central OK in Nida.
Mark

> On Apr 26, 2016, at 12:21 PM, Nola D.  wrote:
> 
> I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area.  The idea 
is to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information 
about where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd 
correctly, perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you. 

> The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur 
birders participate. 

> Nola
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> 
> There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.
> 
> Topics of the day:
> 
> 1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
> From:    Mary Peterson 
> Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> Hello All,
> 
>     Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday 
continuing his quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the 
way down were the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian 
paintbrushes along the road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We 
went through the Wichita Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to 
Hackberry Flat Saturday, we went to south of Eldorado and then back to 
Hackberry the rest of the day, where we joined up with the Truexes and Doug 
Wood's group. Highlights included: 

> 
> 
> Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry
> 
> American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry
> 
> Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry
> 
> King Rail-1 at Hackberry
> 
> Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Willet-8-10 at Hackberry
> 
> Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry
> 
> Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton
> 
> Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry
> 
> White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha
> 
> Inca Dove-2 at Frederick
> 
> Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick
> 
> Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas
> 
> Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott
> 
> Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the 
Wichitas 

> 
> Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas
> 
> Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas
> 
> 
> Mark Peterson
> 
> Bartlesville
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> ************************************************************** 

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

Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:11:10 +0000
From:    "Mark A. Trainor" 
Subject: Nida, OK area

Grasshopper sparrow, Lark sparrow, Dickcissel, Scissor-tailed flycatcher, 
Eastern kingbird, Bobwhite quail, Greater roadrunner. And other standard fare. 



Mark


Cheers, M>Train

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

Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:36:38 -0500
From:    Jimmy Woodard 
Subject: Painted Bunting/MWC

                We had a male Painted Bunting feeding in our 
backyard just a 

few minutes ago. Nadine tried to photograph it but the bird flew away before

                she could get her phone.

 

                Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK

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Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:00:55 +0000
From:    Kurt Meisenzahl 
Subject: Mississippi Kite

 I had a Mississippi Kite at the Trosper Golf Course in southeast Oklahoma 
Cityat noon today.  When I arrived home I saw one flying over our 
neighbourhood. 


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

Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:49:22 -0500
From:    Jennifer Kidney 
Subject: Mississippi Kite



I had my first two sailing over the yard this evening.

Jennifer Kidney
Norman

Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:00:55 +0000
From: meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Mississippi Kite
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

  I had a Mississippi Kite at the Trosper Golf Course in southeast Oklahoma 
Cityat noon today.  When I arrived home I saw one flying over our 
neighbourhood. 

Kurt MeisenzahlLawton, OK 		 	   		   		 	   		  

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

Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:55:14 -0500
From:    Mary Tate 
Subject: Re: Painted Bunting/MWC

Glad to hear they are in the area. have not seen any.

On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 5:36 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

>                 We had a male Painted Bunting feeding in our 
backyard just 

> a few minutes ago. Nadine tried to photograph it but the bird flew away
> before
>
>                 she could get her phone.
>
>
>
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>
>                 Midwest City, OK
>

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Date:    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:27:46 +0000
From:    "Mark A. Trainor" 
Subject: Spotted sandpiper

in Nida, OK, along stock tank shoreline.

Cheers, M>Train

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

Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:46:13 -0500
From:    Bob LaVal 
Subject: Re: Spotted sandpiper

Also saw my FOS Spotted Sandpiper today at Poteau, OK at Choctaw Golf 
Course. 

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

Date:    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:47:57 -0500
From:    Jan Dolph 
Subject: Baltimore oriole and peach cheeked parrot

April 26, 2016

 

I had my first adult male Baltimore oriole arrive April 25, 2016. He made it
just in time for breakfast at 7:30 A.M.  He came off and on all day.  The
adult female Baltimore oriole showed up this morning April 26, 2016 after
the male showed up around 7:30. It has taken them until later in the day to
start going to the second feeder attached to the kitchen window.  I was
afraid they would not return because my trees look differently after the two
ice storms this past winter.  I assume they are one of my return orioles
over the years. I have been keeping track of them for several years now in
my neighborhood.

 

In 2015 the male arrived April 28, 2015 and the female arrived April 29
around 9:00 A.M. Then the adult male left on May 31 and the female left June
3 because of the 30 inches of rain we had. I do not believe they had a
successful brood because of the rain. 

 

In 2014 two males showed up on April 29, 2014.  The second one was a first
year.  On June 2, 2014 the male and female left.  Their brood left five days
later after eating their grape jelly.  They had a good  brood that year.

 

In 2013 the male arrived May 5 to feed from the front window jelly feeder. I
did not record when the female arrived. They left on June 20, 2013. I ran
out of grape jelly so I found orange oriole powder I had purchased to try.
They did not like that much. Only the adult male and female drank from that
feeder.  They seemed to prefer the grape jelly drink I make.  

 

In 2012 they arrived on May 26, 2012 and left on June 18, 2012.

 

In 2011 they arrived May 26, 2011.

 

I have found the orioles that show up to my place like grape jelly drink I
make only.  They will not touch oranges or the packaged oriole mixture.  

 

I am happy to report the peach cheeked parrot came back around March 25.  I
had not seen him for about a month.  I had noticed the doves had been
bothering him.   This will be his third summer.   I just love that little
guy. I am hoping the green trees will now give him some cover.

 

Happy birding,

 

Jan Dolph

Oklahoma City, OK

 

 

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End of OKBIRDS Digest - 25 Apr 2016 to 26 Apr 2016 - Special issue (#2016-124)
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Subject: Baltimore oriole and peach cheeked parrot
From: Jan Dolph <russetdm AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:47:57 -0500
April 26, 2016

 

I had my first adult male Baltimore oriole arrive April 25, 2016. He made it
just in time for breakfast at 7:30 A.M.  He came off and on all day.  The
adult female Baltimore oriole showed up this morning April 26, 2016 after
the male showed up around 7:30. It has taken them until later in the day to
start going to the second feeder attached to the kitchen window.  I was
afraid they would not return because my trees look differently after the two
ice storms this past winter.  I assume they are one of my return orioles
over the years. I have been keeping track of them for several years now in
my neighborhood.

 

In 2015 the male arrived April 28, 2015 and the female arrived April 29
around 9:00 A.M. Then the adult male left on May 31 and the female left June
3 because of the 30 inches of rain we had. I do not believe they had a
successful brood because of the rain. 

 

In 2014 two males showed up on April 29, 2014.  The second one was a first
year.  On June 2, 2014 the male and female left.  Their brood left five days
later after eating their grape jelly.  They had a good  brood that year.

 

In 2013 the male arrived May 5 to feed from the front window jelly feeder. I
did not record when the female arrived. They left on June 20, 2013. I ran
out of grape jelly so I found orange oriole powder I had purchased to try.
They did not like that much. Only the adult male and female drank from that
feeder.  They seemed to prefer the grape jelly drink I make.  

 

In 2012 they arrived on May 26, 2012 and left on June 18, 2012.

 

In 2011 they arrived May 26, 2011.

 

I have found the orioles that show up to my place like grape jelly drink I
make only.  They will not touch oranges or the packaged oriole mixture.  

 

I am happy to report the peach cheeked parrot came back around March 25.  I
had not seen him for about a month.  I had noticed the doves had been
bothering him.   This will be his third summer.   I just love that little
guy. I am hoping the green trees will now give him some cover.

 

Happy birding,

 

Jan Dolph

Oklahoma City, OK

 

 
Subject: Re: Spotted sandpiper
From: Bob LaVal <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:46:13 -0500
Also saw my FOS Spotted Sandpiper today at Poteau, OK at Choctaw Golf 
Course. 
Subject: Spotted sandpiper
From: "Mark A. Trainor" <mtrain53 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:27:46 +0000
in Nida, OK, along stock tank shoreline.

Cheers, M>Train
Subject: Re: Painted Bunting/MWC
From: Mary Tate <mary.d.tate AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:55:14 -0500
Glad to hear they are in the area. have not seen any.

On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 5:36 PM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:

>                 We had a male Painted Bunting feeding in our backyard just
> a few minutes ago. Nadine tried to photograph it but the bird flew away
> before
>
>                 she could get her phone.
>
>
>
>                 Jimmy Woodard
>
>                 Midwest City, OK
>
Subject: Mississippi Kite
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:49:22 -0500

I had my first two sailing over the yard this evening.

Jennifer Kidney
Norman

Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:00:55 +0000
From: meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Mississippi Kite
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

 I had a Mississippi Kite at the Trosper Golf Course in southeast Oklahoma 
Cityat noon today. When I arrived home I saw one flying over our neighbourhood. 

Kurt MeisenzahlLawton, OK 		 	   		   		 	   		  
Subject: Nida, OK area
From: "Mark A. Trainor" <mtrain53 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:11:10 +0000
Grasshopper sparrow, Lark sparrow, Dickcissel, Scissor-tailed flycatcher, 
Eastern kingbird, Bobwhite quail, Greater roadrunner. And other standard fare. 



Mark


Cheers, M>Train
Subject: Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders
From: "Mark A. Trainor" <mtrain53 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:00:55 +0000
Here's my page ... https://m.facebook.com/RogueEyePhotography/?ref=bookmarks

I'm in south-central OK in Nida.
Mark

> On Apr 26, 2016, at 12:21 PM, Nola D.  wrote:
> 
> I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area. The idea is 
to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information about 
where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd correctly, 
perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you. 

> The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur 
birders participate. 

> Nola
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> 
> There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.
> 
> Topics of the day:
> 
> 1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
> From:    Mary Peterson 
> Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> Hello All,
> 
> Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday continuing his 
quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the way down were 
the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian paintbrushes along the 
road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We went through the Wichita 
Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to Hackberry Flat Saturday, we 
went to south of Eldorado and then back to Hackberry the rest of the day, where 
we joined up with the Truexes and Doug Wood's group. Highlights included: 

> 
> 
> Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry
> 
> American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry
> 
> Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry
> 
> King Rail-1 at Hackberry
> 
> Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Willet-8-10 at Hackberry
> 
> Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry
> 
> Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton
> 
> Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry
> 
> White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha
> 
> Inca Dove-2 at Frederick
> 
> Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick
> 
> Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas
> 
> Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott
> 
> Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the 
Wichitas 

> 
> Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas
> 
> Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas
> 
> 
> Mark Peterson
> 
> Bartlesville
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> ************************************************************** 
Subject: Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders
From: "Humphrey, Todd" <Todd.Humphrey AT JENKSPS.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:27:49 +0000
Oklahoma Ornithological Society facebook page is doing what you described...

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Nola D.
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:21 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders

I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area. The idea is to 
show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information about 
where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd correctly, 
perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you. 

The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur birders 
participate. 

Nola

-----Original Message-----
From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
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Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)

There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

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

Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
From:    Mary Peterson 
Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

Hello All,

 Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday continuing his 
quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the way down were 
the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian paintbrushes along the 
road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We went through the Wichita 
Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to Hackberry Flat Saturday, we 
went to south of Eldorado and then back to Hackberry the rest of the day, where 
we joined up with the Truexes and Doug Wood's group. Highlights included: 



Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry

American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry

Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry

Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry

King Rail-1 at Hackberry

Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry

Willet-8-10 at Hackberry

Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry

Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton

Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry

White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha

Inca Dove-2 at Frederick

Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick

Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado

Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas

Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado

Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado

Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado

Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott

Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the Wichitas

Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado

Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas

Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado

Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

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

End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
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Subject: Painted Bunting
From: Warren Williams <wwphoto3 AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:59:22 -0500
FOS male Painted Bunting at my feeder today. This makes at least four
consecutive years that this species has been hanging out in my backyard.. 

 

Warren Williams

Sand Springs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Subject: Re: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders
From: Patricia Seibert <plseibert AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:34:53 -0500
Have you looked at the Oklahoma Ornithological Society's Facebook page? It 
would seems to be doing exactly that already. 


Patricia Seibert
Tulsa

> On Apr 26, 2016, at 12:21 PM, Nola D.  wrote:
> 
> I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area. The idea is 
to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information about 
where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd correctly, 
perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you. 

> The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur 
birders participate. 

> Nola
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> 
> There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.
> 
> Topics of the day:
> 
> 1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
> From:    Mary Peterson 
> Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
> 
> Hello All,
> 
> Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday continuing his 
quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the way down were 
the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian paintbrushes along the 
road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We went through the Wichita 
Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to Hackberry Flat Saturday, we 
went to south of Eldorado and then back to Hackberry the rest of the day, where 
we joined up with the Truexes and Doug Wood's group. Highlights included: 

> 
> 
> Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry
> 
> American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry
> 
> Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry
> 
> King Rail-1 at Hackberry
> 
> Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry
> 
> Willet-8-10 at Hackberry
> 
> Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry
> 
> Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton
> 
> Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry
> 
> White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha
> 
> Inca Dove-2 at Frederick
> 
> Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick
> 
> Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas
> 
> Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott
> 
> Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the 
Wichitas 

> 
> Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas
> 
> Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado
> 
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas
> 
> 
> Mark Peterson
> 
> Bartlesville
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
> ************************************************************** 
Subject: Facebook page: Oklahoma/Kansas Birders
From: Nola D. <nola2ns AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:21:25 -0500
I'm attempting to start a facebook page for birders in our area.  The idea 
is to show pictures of the birds you've recently seen and share information 
about where you saw them. If you see a bird you aren't sure you've ID'd 
correctly, perhaps a more knowledgeable birder will ID it for you.
The success of this page will be determined by how many pro and amateur 
birders participate.
Nola

-----Original Message----- 
From: OKBIRDS automatic digest system
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)

There is 1 message totaling 143 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

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

Date:    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
From:    Mary Peterson 
Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.

Hello All,

      Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday 
continuing his quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on 
the way down were the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian 
paintbrushes along the road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We 
went through the Wichita Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to 
Hackberry Flat Saturday, we went to south of Eldorado and then back to 
Hackberry the rest of the day, where we joined up with the Truexes and Doug 
Wood's group. Highlights included:


Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry

American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry

Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry

Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry

King Rail-1 at Hackberry

Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry

Willet-8-10 at Hackberry

Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry

Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton

Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry

White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha

Inca Dove-2 at Frederick

Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick

Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado

Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas

Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado

Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado

Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado

Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott

Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the 
Wichitas

Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado

Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas

Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado

Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

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

End of OKBIRDS Digest - 24 Apr 2016 to 25 Apr 2016 (#2016-123)
************************************************************** 
Subject: SW Oklahoma on April 22 and 23, 2016.
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:26:04 +0000
Hello All,

 Jim Deming and I went to SW Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday continuing his 
quest for 300 species in one year in Oklahoma. Highlight on the way down were 
the 10 patches of bluebonnets along with the many Indian paintbrushes along the 
road from Oklahoma City to the Medicine Park exit. We went through the Wichita 
Mountains, checked in at Frederick and then went to Hackberry Flat Saturday, we 
went to south of Eldorado and then back to Hackberry the rest of the day, where 
we joined up with the Truexes and Doug Wood's group. Highlights included: 



Eared Grebes-Many at Hackberry

American Bittern-At least 8 at Hackberry

Swainson's Hawk-Many at Hackberry

Peregrine Falcon-1 at Hackberry

King Rail-1 at Hackberry

Black-necked Stilt-Many at Hackberry

Willet-8-10 at Hackberry

Long-billed Curlew-3 ar Hackberry

Hudsonian Godwit-At least 20 in Flocks at Hackberry and just west of Tipton

Stilt Sandpiper-5-7 at Hackberry

White-winged Dove-1 at Frederick and 1 at Chickasha

Inca Dove-2 at Frederick

Burrowing Owl-1 SE of Frederick

Roadrunner-3 south of Eldorado

Black-chinned Hummingbird-1 at the Holy City in the Wichitas

Golden-fronted Woodpecker-At least 8 south of Eldorado

Ladder--backed Woodpecker-3 south of Eldorado

Ash-throated Flycatcher-3 south of Eldorado

Black-capped Vireo-12 in the Wichitas including 7 on Mt. scott

Cave Swallow-At least 3 nest on the fish ladder at French Lake in the Wichitas

Black-crested Titmouse-3 south of Eldorado

Canyon Wren-2 in the Wichitas

Cassin's Sparrow-3 south of Eldorado

Rufous-crowned Sparrow-3 in the Wichitas


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville
Subject: Payne County - Early Olive-sided Flycatcher and Others
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:15:38 -0500
I birded Ghost Hollow (near Ripley) and a few random small woodlots in
eastern Payne County this morning. I was surprised to see a very early
Olive-sided Flycatcher at Ghost Hollow (photos in eBird checklist below),
as well as a somewhat early Eastern Wood-Pewee - along with more normal
first of years for this date, including Chuck-will's Widows, Summer
Tanagers, Painted Bunting, Indigo Buntings, and Blue Grosbeaks (Ghost
Hollow eBird checklist with photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29177582)

Southwest of Yale, I had some good luck at a small riparian patch on 32nd
street 1.5 mi east of Hwy 18, with my FOY Tennessee Warbler and a flyover
Peregrine Falcon, only my second ever for Oklahoma.

I closed out by checking the Cushing Water Treatment Plant. Unfortunately,
our recent rain has completely inundated what was great shorebird habitat
here, and all I saw for shorebirds was a single Spotted Sandpiper. However,
there was still an American Bittern and 2 Soras along the edge of the ponds.

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Kenton (town), Apr 19, 2016
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 19:23:24 -0500
 Last report from the Black Mesa trip. Good thing David saw the one magpie. It 
was the only one we saw on the 

 trip. The bird started out in New Mexico then flew into Oklahoma so it was a 
two-fer. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Kenton (town), Cimarron, Oklahoma, US
Apr 19, 2016 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     our first stop on Tuesday's portion of the Black Mesa field trip.
32 species

Wood Duck  4
Wild Turkey  2
Mourning Dove  5
Greater Roadrunner  1
Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  2
Say's Phoebe  4
Vermilion Flycatcher  2     one pair seen in town behind the Hitching Post.
Black-billed Magpie  1
Common Raven  5
Barn Swallow  4
Canyon Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  8
Curve-billed Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  10
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Lark Sparrow  4
Vesper Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  2
Canyon Towhee  2
Western Meadowlark  4
Great-tailed Grackle  28
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Finch  15
Pine Siskin  6
American Goldfinch  10
House Sparrow  30

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29157324 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Cimarron River--Highway 325, Apr 20, 2016
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 19:15:24 -0500
 The comments should read Wednesday not Tuesday. Ash-throated Flycatchers had 
arrived overnight. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

Cimarron River--Highway 325, Cimarron, Oklahoma, US Apr 20, 2016 8:15 AM - 9:00 
AM 

Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Tuesday beginning of the mesa field trip.
20 species

Wood Duck  1
Wild Turkey  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  4
Mourning Dove  5
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Say's Phoebe  2
Ash-throated Flycatcher  2
Common Raven  3
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Western Meadowlark  4
Yellow-headed Blackbird  30
Common Grackle  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  25
House Finch  8
Pine Siskin  4
American Goldfinch  14

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29177655 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Eastern Kingbird
From: Steve Davis <spd8109 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:16:13 -0500
Mary and I took a drive around Lake Hefner this afternoon and spotted our
FOY Eastern Kingbird on the SW side of the golf course. Then, on the north
side of the water inlet, we heard Blue Jays clamoring in a stand of cedars
and got out to investigate. A Cooper's Hawk had a robin in its clutches
near the middle of one of the trees and the Blue Jays (and a male cardinal)
were complaining about it.

--steve d and mary l
Subject: Re: gulls
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:56:12 -0400
Mathew contact me at my email, I think you have it.
Sue Selman

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Jung" 
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2016 2:03:42 PM
Subject: Re: gulls

Thank you, Sue.

Please give me directions to the one observable from the road.  It
would be just like the one for the GPC.

Take good care, Matt

On 4/21/16, Sue Selman  wrote:
> I still don't have any. We used leks south of Laverne that we could see from
> the road.
> I you are interested in those let me know. They are on private land that we
> can not access
> but one is very close to a good road.
> Sue
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Jung" 
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:50:01 AM
> Subject: Re: gulls
>
> Sue;
>
> What about the Lesser Prairie Chickens? Is there an opportunity to see
> and photograph them anytime this spring?  Lonnie and I had a fine time
> doing the same with Greater Prairie Chickens in Osage County.
>
> Take good care, Matt
>
> On 4/20/16, Sue Selman  wrote:
>>   A friend of mine reported thousands of gull, probably Franklin, from
>> Edmond north
>>   Sue Selman
>>   Selman OK
>>
>
Subject: OK Big Day - YOU are invited
From: "O Connell, Tim" <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:30:00 +0000
Dear OKBirders, 

For several years, I’ve organized a big day here in Payne County. It’s an 
optional part of our BIRDATHON fundraiser, but I’m more interested in growing 
the participation than in worrying about how much money we make. This year 
it’s next Saturday - a tough time I know but also a good warm-up for the 
Global Big Day on May 14th (http://ebird.org/globalbigday/). 


Although we’re based in Payne County, I’d really like to open this up as a 
statewide big day competition. Friendly competition leads to more birds being 
found statewide, and it’s a great way to call attention to the wonderful 
biodiversity we enjoy here in Oklahoma. Please consider registering a team with 
me by Thursday and plan on working up a great list on Saturday! For out of town 
folks, you can just telephone or email your results to me. If you’re close 
enough to join as Boomer Lake in Stillwater next Saturday at 6:00, there should 
be cake! 


Full details here: https://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/birdathon-and-big-day/ 


Good birding!
~Tim O’Connell
Stillwater

Subject: The OK Big Day is one week away!
From: "O Connell, Tim" <tim.oconnell AT OKSTATE.EDU>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:15:23 +0000
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Payne County Audubon Society,

These spring days are just marvelous, with flowers blooming and birds 
returning. I hope you are enjoying this bountiful spring as I am. One way to 
celebrate your love of birds is to dedicate an entire day to finding as many 
species as you can. 


May I suggest next Saturday, April 30th?

Great! I thought you’d agree. Now if you’re going to bird for the better 
part of a day, you should invite a friend or two to join you. You can work as a 
team to find as many birds as you can, together. 


Of course, if you’re going to do that, you deserve someone waiting for you at 
the “finish line”, so to speak, and I can do that for you: I’ll meet you 
at Boomer Lake and we can compare notes from a full day of birding between your 
team and mine. I’ve got some other folks who plan to do the same thing next 
Saturday, so let’s include them too. 


You know what? A little friendly competition would make this even more fun. 
We’ll call it the “OK Big Day” and run it sort of like the World Series 
of Birding. I’ve got some prizes we can award to the team that finds the most 
species in Payne County, the most species anywhere in the state, and the most 
species by a team on bicycle or on foot. We can have a little awards ceremony - 
with cake! 


Wait a minute - this would be an EXCELLENT way for us to participate in 
BIRDATHON - the PCAS’s annual and only fundraising event. Folks can visit our 
website to sponsor teams. A “per-species” pledge would be great incentive 
for those birding to keep working to find as many species as possible. 


So . . . if you can’t spare the time I hope you can sponsor a team. If you 
can form a team, please register by THURSDAY Apr. 28. It’s a wonderful way to 
see birds, have fun, and support the PCAS. 


Thanks, and GREAT birding,
~Tim O’Connell
PCAS President

Links -
PCAS home page: https://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/
BIRDATHON and the OK Big Day explained: 
https://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/birdathon-and-big-day/ 

To sponsor a team for BIRDATHON: 
https://paynecountyaudubonsociety.com/donations-and-purchases/ 






Subject: Re: gulls
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:03:42 -0500
Thank you, Sue.

Please give me directions to the one observable from the road.  It
would be just like the one for the GPC.

Take good care, Matt

On 4/21/16, Sue Selman  wrote:
> I still don't have any. We used leks south of Laverne that we could see from
> the road.
> I you are interested in those let me know. They are on private land that we
> can not access
> but one is very close to a good road.
> Sue
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Jung" 
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:50:01 AM
> Subject: Re: gulls
>
> Sue;
>
> What about the Lesser Prairie Chickens? Is there an opportunity to see
> and photograph them anytime this spring?  Lonnie and I had a fine time
> doing the same with Greater Prairie Chickens in Osage County.
>
> Take good care, Matt
>
> On 4/20/16, Sue Selman  wrote:
>>   A friend of mine reported thousands of gull, probably Franklin, from
>> Edmond north
>>   Sue Selman
>>   Selman OK
>>
>
Subject: Salt Plaines National Wildlife Refuge and vicinity, 4/22/2016.
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:57:18 -0500
Lonnie Gamble and I birded the refuge and surrounding areas all day
Friday.  Some water is in all the marshes but a lot more is needed;
the reservoir is brim full and water was spilling over the dam in high
volume. We found 62 species; no pelicans and did not hear a single
bobwhite calling.

1.	Canada Goose
2.	Gadwall
3.	Ruddy Duck – at Sand Creek Bay
4.	Northern Shoveler
5.	Blue-winged Teal
6.	Pied-billed Grebe
7.	Double-crested Cormorant
8.	Great Egret
9.	Snowy Egret – at the dam were many
10.	Cattle Egret – just a single bird!
11.	Turkey Vulture – many
12.	Red-tailed Hawk – 3
13.	Sora – at Sand Creek Bay calling
14.	American Coot
15.	Killdeer
16.	Upland Sandpiper – 5 along the CR leading to Dig Area
17.	Baird’s Sandpiper
18.	Short-billed Dowitcher – along auto route, identified by voice
19.	Franklin’s Gull
20.	Ring-billed Gull
21.	Eurasian Collard Dove
22.	Mourning Dove
23.	Great Horned Owl
24.	Belted Kingfisher – heard
25.	Red-headed Woodpecker
26.	Red-bellied Woodpecker
27.	Downy Woodpecker
28.	Hairy Woodpecker
29.	Eastern Phoebe
30.	Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 5 birds vocalizing along road to Dig Area
31.	Loggerhead Shrike – 2
32.	White-eyed Vireo – 2
33.	Blue Jay
34.	American Crow
35.	Horned Lark
36.	Northern Rough-winged Swallow
37.	Barn Swallow
38.	Carolina Chickadee
39.	Tufted Titmouse – heard
40.	Carolina Wren
41.	Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
42.	Eastern Bluebird
43.	Northern Mockingbird
44.	Cedar Waxwing – 4 seen, more heard
45.	Yellow-rumped Warble
46.	Common Yellowthroat
47.	Spotted Towhee – heard
48.	Field Sparrow – heard
49.	Lark Sparrow – many
50.	Savannah Sparrow
51.	Grasshopper Sparrow – 4 heard, 1 seen and photographed
52.	Song Sparrow
53.	Harris’s Sparrow – heard singing
54.	White-throated Sparrow – heard singing
55.	Northern Cardinal
56.	Red-winged Blackbird – lots
57.	Eastern Meadowlark – many seen and heard singing
58.	Western Meadowlark – 2 singing
59.	Brewer’s Blackbird
60.	Common Grackle
61.	Great-tailed Grackle
62.	Brown-headed Cowbird

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: Whip-poor-wills
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 06:52:02 -0500
First "hearing" last night back at Okemah lake
Subject: Swan Follow-Up
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 22:56:27 -0500
Greetings,

A little bit of an update after looking at a map.

The swans I observed almost certainly flew from Country Club Lake east of
Guthrie. I last viewed them flying NNW over Cottonwood Creek heading in the
general direction of the Cimarron River. There appears to be a water
treatment facility in that general area and the birds could have perhaps
gone there.
The swans never flew higher than 15 meters. To me, that suggests localized
movement. I would not be surprised if the birds are still in the general
area. Zach Poland had two Trumpeter near Guthrie in May of last year -
could be the same birds.

Cameron Carver
OKC
Subject: Re: Chuck-will's-widow and Roadrunner in MWC
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:02:37 -0400
I have had a small group of 5-6 pine siskins in my back yard today. Swainson's 
thrushes are showing up everywhere around Edmond in last 3 days- Mitch Park, 
Martin Park and Fink Park (right in downtown Edmond) right across from U. of 
Central Ok entrance. Yesterday a few Nashville, orange crowned and 
yellow-rumped warblers at Lake Hefner, near Stars and Stripes park. 

Tomorrow I am off on a 10 day trip to SE AZ ( Cave Creek) to see the many 
Hummers and other rarities. 

Hal Yocum
---- Jimmy Woodard  wrote: 
>                 Nadine told me she heard a Chuck-will's-widow calling from
> our yard on Tuesday night-19th. Also, I saw the local Roadrunner in the
> backyard
> 
>                 on Thursday-21st.
> 
>  
> 
>                 Jimmy Woodard
> 
>                 Midwest City, OK
> 
Subject: Prairie Chicken Festival field trip
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 02:37:06 +0000
Seven Prairie Chicken Festival birders visited the Wichita Mountains on April 
18th. 

Birds seen in the Wichita Mountains on include:
Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret.
Canada Geese, Wood Ducks, Gadwalls.
Turkey Vultures, Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed 
Hawk, American Kestrel, Wild Turkeys. 

Killdeer, Upland Sandpipers.
Eurasian Collared-Doves, Mourning Doves, Roadrunners.
Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Western Kingbird, 
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. 

Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallows, Barn Swallows.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Cedar Waxwings, Carolina Wren, Mockingbirds, Eastern 
Bluebirds, Robin, 

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, 
Loggerhead Shrike, Blue Jays, Crows, Starlings
White-eyed Vireos, Black-capped Vireos, Warbling Vireo.
Yellow-rumped Warblers, Black-and-white Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrush.
Summer Tanager, Spotted Towhees.
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lark 
Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow. 

Northern Cardinals, Red-wing Blackbirds, Brown-headed 
Cowbirds Meadowlarks,Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Great-tailed Grackle. 

Kurt MeisenzahlLawton, OK

Subject: Prairie Chicken Festival field trip
From: Kurt Meisenzahl <meisenzk AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 02:18:03 +0000
 Five birders from the festival visited Hackberry Flat on April 19th.  
The reservoir was as full as I have ever seen it.  The north boundary road 
that runs east\west road had been under water early that morning.. 

The following birds were seen:
Pied-billed Grebes, Eared Grebes, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egrets, Black-crowned 
Night-Herons, American Bittern, White-faced Ibis. 

American Wigeon, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal,Northern 
Shoveler, Ruddy Ducks.  

Northern Harriers, Swainson's Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Kestrels, Peregrine 
Falcon. 

Bob White Quail, King Rail, American Coot.
Black-necked Stilts, American Avocets, American Golden Plovers, Killdeer, 
Long-billed Dowitchers, Long-billed Curlews, Upland Sandpipers, Greater 
Yellowlegs,Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpipers, Wilson's Phalaropes. 

Franklin's Gulls, Rock Doves, Eurasian Collared-doves, Mourning Doves.
Eastern Phoebes, Western Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Horned Lark.
Cliff Swallows, Barn Swallows, Mockingbird, Loggerhead Shrike.
Lark Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrows, Lincoln 
Sparrow,White-crowned Sparrow. 

Red-winged Blackbirds, Eastern & Western Meadowlarks, Yellow-headedBlackbirds, 
Great-tailed Grackles.      

Arriving back at Camp Doris in the Wichita Mountains we saw an Eastern 
Screech-Owl. 

Kurt MeisenzahlLawton, OK
Subject: Caracara near Red Slough
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:49:56 -0500
Ford Hendershot sent me pics of an adult Crested Caracara he found today on
Highway 87 near Fossil Valley Rd.  (Formerly Appleberry Lane).  This
location is one mile south of Red Slough, McCurtain Co.

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR
Subject: Swans Guthrie
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:37:27 -0500
Greetings,

As I was exiting off I35 into Guthrie I had two swans flying to the northwest. 
I decided to follow them. I ended up losing them on the northwest side of 
Guthrie. 

I am not great at identifying swans in flight. They did not appear to be Mute. 
The necks did not appear to be long. If this were Texas, I would certainly call 
these Tundra. 

Hopefully someone can find them at some point... or shed some light on their 
identity. 


Cameron Carver
OKC

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Hackberry Flat
From: ML2x <ml2x AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:24:47 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Mary and I birded Hackberry Flat today and did a gravel roads survey as the 
levees are entirely too wet to drive. We have never seen that much water on the 
property as Kelvin is moving it around and some off the property as fast as he 
can with more storms predicted for next week. The dirt roads around the 
property were drying nicely in the sun yesterday so they are safe to travel but 
I doubt we’ll be able to do a full survey before next Monday, provided it 
doesn’t rain more. At one time, the reservoir was backed up across the N road 
and we’d not seen that since they raised it many years ago. We had a great, 
close-up flyover of 17 Marbled Godwits. We’d never seen that many in one 
grouping. The Mourning Doves are grouped up and heading North and there were 
Upland sandpipers and Franklin’s Gulls everywhere. Here’s the results... 


Goodest Birding,

Mary and Lou Truex

Tillman - Hackberry Flat Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Apr 21, 2016 9:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
11.0 mile(s)
61 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose  8
Gadwall  22
American Wigeon  14
Mallard  28
Blue-winged Teal  250
Cinnamon Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  575
Northern Pintail  18
Green-winged Teal  31
Bufflehead  6
Ruddy Duck  250
Northern Bobwhite  4
Pied-billed Grebe  6
Eared Grebe  31
Double-crested Cormorant  11
American White Pelican  32
American Bittern  1
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  1
Cattle Egret  116
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
White-faced Ibis  38
Turkey Vulture  3
Northern Harrier  2
Swainson's Hawk  24
Red-tailed Hawk  2
King Rail  1
American Coot  500
Black-necked Stilt  37
American Avocet  103
American Golden-Plover  21
Killdeer  58
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Greater Yellowlegs  42
Lesser Yellowlegs  18
Upland Sandpiper  34
Long-billed Curlew  4
Hudsonian Godwit  4
Marbled Godwit 17 Actual count on a flyover. All cinnamon underwings with a 
long upturned bill. 

Baird's Sandpiper  11
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
peep sp.  350
Long-billed Dowitcher  1150
Wilson's Phalarope  425
Franklin's Gull  450
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  127
Great Horned Owl  1
Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird  2
American Kestrel  5
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  6
Loggerhead Shrike  2
Cliff Swallow  18
Northern Mockingbird  3
Lark Sparrow  16
White-crowned Sparrow  9
Vesper Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  22
Red-winged Blackbird  43
Western/Eastern Meadowlark  61
Yellow-headed Blackbird  117
Common Grackle  8
Great-tailed Grackle  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  7
Subject: Re: South Jenkins this morning
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:49:48 -0500
i was wrong. never bet on a one-legged guy in an ass-kicking contest nor 
a color blind guy doing bird IDs. Brian Davis pointed out that my 
wannabe pyrrhuloxia had the wrong color beak. I was misled by its very 
long erected crest, stubbier than normal bill, and total lack of a 
cardinal's mask.

I was that close to greatness. Apologies.

D


On 4/21/2016 12:59 PM, rgunn1 wrote:
> I picked up a Blue Grosbeak and a couple of flocks of Franklin's Gulls 
> and may have had another good bird but Carol Enwall has sent some 
> pictures to Joe Grzybowski (the great and powerful Oz) to see if we 
> are right. I'm not saying yet because if I am wrong, I don't want to 
> be embarrassed. It wouldn't be the first time.
>
> D.
>
Subject: Thursday Morning
From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:46:30 -0500
This morning, saw 7 Semipalmated Plovers at 121st & S Sheridan, and an
Indigo Bunting at Oxley.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Re: gulls
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:19:34 -0400
I still don't have any. We used leks south of Laverne that we could see from 
the road. 

I you are interested in those let me know. They are on private land that we can 
not access 

but one is very close to a good road.
Sue

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Jung" 
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:50:01 AM
Subject: Re: gulls

Sue;

What about the Lesser Prairie Chickens? Is there an opportunity to see
and photograph them anytime this spring?  Lonnie and I had a fine time
doing the same with Greater Prairie Chickens in Osage County.

Take good care, Matt

On 4/20/16, Sue Selman  wrote:
>   A friend of mine reported thousands of gull, probably Franklin, from
> Edmond north
>   Sue Selman
>   Selman OK
>
Subject: South Jenkins this morning
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:59:56 -0500
I picked up a Blue Grosbeak and a couple of flocks of Franklin's Gulls 
and may have had another good bird but Carol Enwall has sent some 
pictures to Joe Grzybowski (the great and powerful Oz) to see if we are 
right. I'm not saying yet because if I am wrong, I don't want to be 
embarrassed. It wouldn't be the first time.

D.
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Denison Dam Area, Apr 21, 2016
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:47:17 +0000
Decent field trip with some of my ornithology class this morning. Was hoping 
for more birds after the storms. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:45 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Denison Dam Area, Apr 21, 2016

Denison Dam Area, Bryan, Oklahoma, US
Apr 21, 2016 7:20 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Ornithology class optional field trip.
63 species

Canada Goose  4
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  1
American White Pelican  3
Great Blue Heron  2
Little Blue Heron  1
Cattle Egret  14
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  12
Turkey Vulture  5
Osprey  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
American Coot  10
Franklin's Gull  9
Ring-billed Gull  13
Forster's Tern  3
Mourning Dove  6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  7
White-eyed Vireo  8
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  7
Fish Crow  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  4
Barn Swallow  9
Cliff Swallow  25
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  2
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  5
Cedar Waxwing  15
Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
Northern Parula  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
Lark Sparrow  4
White-throated Sparrow  6
Savannah Sparrow  7
Northern Cardinal  12
Indigo Bunting  5
Painted Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Eastern Meadowlark  8
Common Grackle  25
Brown-headed Cowbird  7
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29098151 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: gulls
From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:50:01 -0500
Sue;

What about the Lesser Prairie Chickens? Is there an opportunity to see
and photograph them anytime this spring?  Lonnie and I had a fine time
doing the same with Greater Prairie Chickens in Osage County.

Take good care, Matt

On 4/20/16, Sue Selman  wrote:
>   A friend of mine reported thousands of gull, probably Franklin, from
> Edmond north
>   Sue Selman
>   Selman OK
>
Subject: FOS
From: Bob LaVal <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:15:58 -0500
Heard my first of season Chuck-will this morning. I have been going outside 
every morning at the break of day listening for them. 


Bob LaVal
20367 Pine Mtn. LP
Heavener, OK 74937
Phone: 918-653-7921
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - April 20 (Great day!)
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:28:11 -0500
It was overcast, mild, with a shower in the morning turning mostly clear
with a little wind in the afternoon.  I started my survey right after a
major storm event passed through the area.  Fallout migrants were
everywhere.  One of my best days ever for surveying.  111 species found.
Missed some easy ones too.  Flocks of warblers were all along Red Slough
road.  Here is my list for today;

 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 10

Canada Goose - 2

Wood Duck - 9

Gadwall - 20

Blue-winged Teal - 132

Northern Shoveler - 10

Lesser Scaup - 2

Common Goldeneye - 1

Hooded Merganser - 1

Pied-billed Grebe - 21

Neotropic Cormorant - 5 (at least 2 birds sitting on nests.)

Double-crested Cormorant - 17

Anhinga - 13 (Several sitting on nests.)

American Bittern - 5

Least Bittern - 1

Great-blue Heron - 10

Great Egret - 8

Cattle Egret - 91

White-faced Ibis - 1

Plegadis species - 4

Black Vulture - 5

Turkey Vulture - 15

Bald Eagle - 1 adult

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Broad-winged Hawk - 3

Virginia Rail - 1

Sora - 3

Purple Gallinule - 2

Common Gallinule - 15

American Coot - 187

Killdeer - 4

Spotted Sandpiper - 3

Solitary Sandpiper - 8

Greater Yellowlegs - 8

Lesser Yellowlegs - 10

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 16

Least Sandpiper - 2

Pectoral Sandpiper - 10

Short-billed Dowitcher - 1

Dowitcher species - 5 (probably Short-billed)

Wilson's Snipe - 1

Forster's Tern - 4

Mourning Dove - 5

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 6

Downy Woodpecker - 3

Pileated Woodpecker - 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 2

Great-crested Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 8

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 4

White-eyed Vireo - 9

Warbling Vireo - 3

Red-eyed Vireo - 2

Blue Jay - 22 (one flock of 15 migrating overhead headed north.)

American Crow - 7

Fish Crow - 4

Purple Martin - 4

Tree Swallow - 29

Barn Swallow - 24

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Tufted Titmouse - 2

Carolina Wren - 11

House Wren - 3

Sedge Wren - 2

Marsh Wren - 1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 14

Eastern Bluebird - 3

Swainson's Thrush - 2

Northern Mockingbird - 3

Brown Thrasher - 3

European Starling - 1

Cedar Waxwing - 13

Blue-winged Warbler - 1 male

Tennessee Warbler - 5

Orange-crowned Warbler - 2

Nashville Warbler - 4

Northern Parula - 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 17

Yellow-throated Warbler - 2

Pine Warbler - 1

Prairie Warbler - 1

Black-and-white Warbler - 3

Prothonotary Warbler - 5

Northern Waterthrush - 1

Kentucky Warbler - 2

Common Yellowthroat - 11

Yellow-breasted Chat - 3

Summer Tanager - 3

Eastern Towhee - 1

Chipping Sparrow - 1

Lark Sparrow - 1

Savannah Sparrow - 9

Lincoln's Sparrow - 2

Swamp Sparrow - 4

White-throated Sparrow - 4

White-crowned Sparrow - 5

Northern Cardinal - 21

Indigo Bunting - 2

Dickcissel - 1

Red-winged Blackbird - 35

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Yellow-headed Blackbird - 1 male

Brewer's Blackbird - 5

Common Grackle - 3

Brown-headed Cowbird - 9

Orchard Oriole - 15

American Goldfinch - 4

 

Odonates:

 

Fragile Forktail

Elegant Spreadwing

Common Green Darner

Cyrano Darner

Baskettail species

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Amberwing

Blue Dasher

Black Saddlebags

 

 

Herps:

 

American Alligator

Mississippi Mud Turtle

Red-eared Slider

Diamond-backed Watersnake

Orange-striped Ribbon Snake

Black Ratsnake

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Cajun Chorus Frog

Eastern Gray Treefrog 

Green Treefrog

Southern Leopard Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog

 

 

Good birding!

 

David Arbour

De Queen, AR

 

 

 

 
Subject: Re: Western Kingbird
From: Linda Adams <lindafay AT CABLEONE.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:12:08 -0500
But I saw it first and told Bill to go out to look for it.

 

Linda Adams

 

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Bill Adams
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:13 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Western Kingbird

 

Had a Western Kingbird in my yard in Duncan, OK today.

 

Bill Adams
Subject: Recently on South Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:06:41 -0500
After a couple of rainy mornings, today we finally caught a break. Jeff 
Kelly and several of his associates were down on Jenkins and extra eyes 
and ears always help this morning and we stumbled on to a few good ones. 
Of note were:

Orange-crowned Warbler
Indigo Bunting
White-breasted Nuthatch
  Summer Tanager
N. Parula

4-19
Barred Owl, calling

4-18
Eastern King bird,
Rough-winged Swallow,

4-17
Western King bird
Chipping Sparrow
Subject: GLOSSY IBIS AND FRANKLIN'S GULL
From: Anthony Solorio <tony_solorio AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:37:22 -0500
ON (04)(19)(2016) AT 5:30 P.M. ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE THE STORM HIT WITH SEVERAL 
INCHES OF RAIN. ME (ANTHONY SOLORIO) AND MY DAD (JIM SOLORIO) GOT INCREDIBLE 
PICTURES AND A FILM CLIP OF A GLOSSY IBIS WORKING THE 20 FOOT WIDE GRASS POND 
THAT WAS ONLY THIRTY FEET SOUTH OF THE 100 FOOT TALL FLAG POLE IN THE SOUTH 
PARK AT LAKE HEFNER. THE SIBLEY BIRDS SECOND EDITION MARCH 2014 SAYS IT IS RARE 
FOR THE WHOLE STATE OF OKLAHOMA. DOES THE BIRD BOOK HAVE SOME CATCHING UP TO 
DO? I ALSO FINALLY GOT GREAT PICTURES OF THE FRANKLIN’S GULL WITH IT’S 
BLOOD RED BILL, WHICH ONLY COMES THROUGH DURING MIGRATION (THE BOOK SAYS). TWO 
DAYS AGO I WALKED THE TRAIL OUT AT LAKE THUNDERBIRD AND SAW A MOURNING WARBLER 
ON THE FIRST HALF. IT WAS ON THE SIDE WITH THE PINE TREES CLOSE TO THE 
MAINTENANCE BUILDINGS AND GUN RANGE. WHEN WE DROVE DOWN BY THE BOAT RAMP THERE 
WAS A BRIGHT MALE BALTIMORE ORIOLE EATING AWAY. THE BALTIMORE ORIOLE WAS TRYING 
TO EAT EVERY 1 INCH LONG BROWN PLANT STICK HE COULD THAT WAS GROWING ON THAT 
TREE. THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF THOSE BROWN STICKS AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY 
ARE CALLED, BUT THE ORIOLE WAS EATING AS MANY AS HE COULD. FOUR DAYS AGO WE SAW 
TWO TEENAGED HORNED OWLS PEEKING OUT OF THEIR NEST. IT WAS THAT GIANT BROKEN 
TREE IN THE FRONT YARD OF THAT NICE HOUSE THAT IS ONLY 100 FEET FROM ROSE LAKE. 
THE TREE IS 20 FEET TALL AND THREE FEET IN DIAMETER AND APPARENTLY HOLLOW 
ENOUGH FOR HORNED OWL NESTING. THE HORNED OWLS ARE ABOUT READY TO TAKE CARE OF 
THEMSELVES. IT WAS MY FIRST PICTURES AND FILM CLIP OF TREE TRUNK HORNED OWL 
NESTING. I HAVE ONLY SEEN IT ON NATURE SHOWS LIKE MARTY STOUTTER’S WILD 
AMERICA. 


From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of William Diffin
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2016 12:43 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Soundscapes and Birds

 

The next meeting of the Oklahoma City Audubon Society is this Monday, April 18. 
Guest speaker Ashley Unger will give a presentation on urban and natural 
soundscapes, their vast differences, their role in ecology and their impacts on 
birds. Soundscapes are important to Ashley's research focus at OSU where she is 
a Graduate Research Assistant investigating the effects of anthropogenic 
development on Lesser Prairie-chickens. Ashley is a native of Pennsylvania with 
degrees from Delaware Valley College and the University of Tennessee. The 
meeting place is the Will Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center, NW 36th St and 
I-44. Time is 7 to 9 PM. Anyone interested in the presentation topic is welcome 
to attend. 


 

Bill Diffin

OKC Audubon President
Subject: gulls
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:10:19 -0400
 A friend of mine reported thousands of gull, probably Franklin, from Edmond 
north 

  Sue Selman
  Selman OK
Subject: Western Kingbird
From: Bill Adams <ba1980 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:12:53 +0000
Had a Western Kingbird in my yard in Duncan, OK today.
Bill Adams
Subject: Summer Tanager
From: Hollis Price <hollis AT PRICESRUS.NET>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:35:23 -0500
FOS summer tanager singing away here at Crazy Oaks NE of Jones.

Hollis Price

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-18-2016
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:05:01 +0000
Hello All,

 Josh and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the 
high school parking lot to almost to Silver Lake Road. There continues to be 
more migrants. We had at least 53 species in a little over 2 hours. Highlights 
included: 



Great Crested Flycatcher-1

Eastern Kingbird-1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird-2

Red-eyed Vireo-3

White-eyed Vireo-2

Gray Catbird-1

Swainson's Thrush-3

Nashville Warbler-4

Northern Parula-7

Myrtle Warbler-8

Yellow-throated Watbler-1

Prothonotary Warbler-4

Louisiana Waterthrush-1

Indigo Bunting-1


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville