Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
The Oklahoma Birding List

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Thursday, April 17 at 07:51 AM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Golden-cheeked Warbler,©Julie Zickefoose

17 Apr Re: Woodcock family, east Norman [Lindell Dillon ]
17 Apr Woodcock family, east Norman [Brian Davis ]
17 Apr Pathfinder Parkway on 4-16-2014 [Mary Peterson ]
16 Apr hummingbird [John Polo ]
16 Apr Re: listserv problems [Antoinette Verne ]
16 Apr listserv problems ["Reinking, Daniel L." ]
16 Apr Couple of birds at Lake Hefner [Calvin Rees ]
16 Apr Northern Parulas [Jennifer Kidney ]
15 Apr Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge ["antoinetteverne AT yahoocom" ]
15 Apr Red Slough Bird Survey - April 15 [David Arbour ]
15 Apr Sequoyah National Wildlife refuge ["antoinetteverne AT yahoocom" ]
15 Apr Black-chinned Hummingbird [Jonah Padberg ]
15 Apr FW: FW: E Phoebe nest [Jimmy Woodard ]
15 Apr Clay-colored Sparrow Location Question [Mike ]
15 Apr Monday FOY [Bill Carrell ]
15 Apr FW: eBird Report - Millburn Sewage Lagoons, Apr 15, 2014 [Doug Wood ]
15 Apr FW: eBird Report - Nida Intersection, Apr 15, 2014 [Doug Wood ]
15 Apr FW: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Apr 15, 2014 [Doug Wood ]
15 Apr Re: Hackberry Flat [Bill Adams ]
15 Apr Hackberry Flat [Colin and Becky Smith ]
15 Apr Greater Prairie-chickens - Tallgrass Prairie Preserve? [Susan Thompson ]
14 Apr insect eating birds in today in cold weather [rgunn1 ]
14 Apr Re: Trush [Sue Selman ]
14 Apr Off Topic - April Bird Pictures [Ken or Carol Williams ]
14 Apr Re: Trush [Eric Beck ]
14 Apr Trush [Sue Selman ]
14 Apr Swallow Fallout and Yellow-headed Blackbirds - Stillwater [Scott Loss ]
13 Apr OOS bird list [Katrina Hucks ]
13 Apr Rose Lake 4/13/14 [Deanne McKinney ]
13 Apr Reverse migration - Stillwater [Scott Loss ]
13 Apr FW: eBird Report - Hatfield Park, Apr 12, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
13 Apr FW: eBird Report - Alva sewage ponds, Apr 12, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
13 Apr FW: eBird Report - Avard City Lake, Apr 11, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
13 Apr FW: eBird Report - Aledo Lake, Apr 11, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
13 Apr FW: eBird Report - Rough Creek area, Apr 11, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]
13 Apr Red Slough today [David Arbour ]
13 Apr Re: Bird ID assistance please [James R Jorgensen ]
13 Apr Re: Bird ID assistance please [Foundation Subscriber ]
13 Apr Bird ID assistance please [James R Jorgensen ]
13 Apr More Weekend Migrants [Bill Carrell ]
13 Apr Another windy morning on South Jenkins [rgunn1 ]
13 Apr Kite and Green Heron [David Arbour ]
12 Apr Re: S. Jenkins (off topic alert) [James R Jorgensen ]
12 Apr Re: S. Jenkins (off topic alert) [rgunn1 ]
12 Apr Re: S. Jenkins (off topic alert) [James R Jorgensen ]
12 Apr S. Jenkins (off topic alert) [rgunn1 ]
12 Apr Re: hummers [Foundation Subscriber ]
12 Apr Re: hummers [Lisa Wiesbauer ]
11 Apr hummers [Etha Tinnie ]
11 Apr Re: Hummingbirds [Foundation Subscriber ]
11 Apr Re: Hummingbirds [gloria ketcher ]
11 Apr Hummingbirds [Ellie Womack ]
11 Apr Friday Migrants [Bill Carrell ]
10 Apr scissortails, avocets and more [Diane Pedicord ]
10 Apr Re: Warblers [Jonah Padberg ]
10 Apr Warblers at Oxley today [Jana Singletary ]
10 Apr Tishomingo this morning [Doug Wood ]
10 Apr Warblers at Midland Valley Trail [Jana Singletary ]
10 Apr Re: Warblers [Jimmy Woodard ]
9 Apr Red Slough today - Purple Gallinule!!! [David Arbour ]
9 Apr Re: Warblers [Foundation Subscriber ]
9 Apr Re: FOS ["ba1980 AT sbcglobal.net" ]
9 Apr Salt Plains [john polo ]
9 Apr FOS [BOB NANCY LAVAL ]
9 Apr Warblers [Jonah Padberg ]
8 Apr Red Slough Bird Survey - April 8 [David Arbour ]
8 Apr FW: OKBIRDS ... unknown Problem / problem solved ? [Mike Brewer ]
8 Apr test [Mike Brewer ]
8 Apr FOS Hummingbird [Loyd Stephens ]
8 Apr FW: eBird Report - Lake Durant, Apr 8, 2014 [Doug Wood ]
7 Apr Yukon area birds [henthorn1 ]
7 Apr Fw: Saturday Herons [Bill Carrell ]
6 Apr New Photos added to Red Slough Photo Gallery [David Arbour ]
6 Apr Rose Lake Sunday [henthorn1 ]
6 Apr South Jenkins yesterday [matthew jung ]
5 Apr FW: eBird Report - Texola area, Apr 5, 2014 [Jimmy Woodard ]

Subject: Re: Woodcock family, east Norman
From: Lindell Dillon <reddirtbird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:28:01 -0500
An interesting sighting.  I frequently see turkeys in that area.  I used to
quail hunt Ft. Sill and my dogs pointed a couple of woodcocks there once.
No. I didn't shoot.

LD
Norman


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 7:18 AM, Brian Davis  wrote:

> Sorry for the old sighting, but I forgot to post-
>
> Last weekend, I saw an adult woodcock ushering a pair of very young chicks
> (still quite small and downy) across Rock Creek Rd in the vicinity of NE
> 48th, in the middle of the day.  They weren't making very fast progress, so
> I'm glad I spotted them in time to avoid them.  This is the first time I've
> ever seen a woodcock outside of display flights, so I was pretty thrilled.
> The Cornell Lab's Birds of North America shows late April through May as
> average for chicks, so I guess these were a bit on the early side but well
> within the range of variation (as early as the end of January!!).
>
> Brian Davis
> Norman
>
Subject: Woodcock family, east Norman
From: Brian Davis <bmdavis81 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:18:16 -0400
Sorry for the old sighting, but I forgot to post-

Last weekend, I saw an adult woodcock ushering a pair of very young chicks
(still quite small and downy) across Rock Creek Rd in the vicinity of NE
48th, in the middle of the day.  They weren't making very fast progress, so
I'm glad I spotted them in time to avoid them.  This is the first time I've
ever seen a woodcock outside of display flights, so I was pretty thrilled.
The Cornell Lab's Birds of North America shows late April through May as
average for chicks, so I guess these were a bit on the early side but well
within the range of variation (as early as the end of January!!).

Brian Davis
Norman
Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 4-16-2014
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:05:52 -0500
Hello All,
 I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville from the high school parking 
lot to almost to Silver Lake Road. It was cool and breezy, but there has been 
some migration since last week. Highlights included: 

 
White-eyed Vireo-2
Red-eyed Vireo-1
House Wren-3
Orange-crowned Warbler-6
Northern Parula-5
Myrtle Warbler-7
Yellow-throated Warbler-3
Prothonotary Warbler-1
Louisiana Waterthrush-2
Summer Tanager-1
 
Mark Peterson
Bartlesville
 
 		 	   		  
Subject: hummingbird
From: John Polo <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:04:09 -0500
Birders,
Just saw my first hummer for the year. Another birder who lives nearby told me 
he had his FOY on Sunday. 


good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: Re: listserv problems
From: Antoinette Verne <verne AT ALLEGIANCE.TV>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:37:45 -0500
Good article , thank you for letting us know!

 

Antoinette Verne

Fort Gibson, OK

 

From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Reinking, Daniel L.
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:56 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] listserv problems

 

OKbirders,
There are a large number of problems with subscriptions going on right now
on OKbirds and other listservs because of a recent policy change by Yahoo. I
won't have much time to deal with this until next week, but the short
explanation is that messages posted by Yahoo subscribers are resulting in
Yahoo and many other subscribers being dropped from the list. This is not
the fault of Yahoo subscribers, but rather the result of a policy change at
Yahoo in how email is handled. Unless Yahoo changes its policy back to the
way it was prior to last week, Yahoo subscribers will not be able to have
posting privileges on OKbirds. You can read more about the problem here:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247512/Yahoo_email_anti_spoofing
In the meantime, if you are dropped from the list, it may take me a bit of
time to get you resubscribed, but you can read the recent messages at
http://birding.aba.org/maillist/OK
Dan Reinking
Listowner, OKbirds
Subject: listserv problems
From: "Reinking, Daniel L." <dreinking AT OU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:55:32 +0000
OKbirders,
There are a large number of problems with subscriptions going on right now on 
OKbirds and other listservs because of a recent policy change by Yahoo. I won't 
have much time to deal with this until next week, but the short explanation is 
that messages posted by Yahoo subscribers are resulting in Yahoo and many other 
subscribers being dropped from the list. This is not the fault of Yahoo 
subscribers, but rather the result of a policy change at Yahoo in how email is 
handled. Unless Yahoo changes its policy back to the way it was prior to last 
week, Yahoo subscribers will not be able to have posting privileges on OKbirds. 
You can read more about the problem here: 

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247512/Yahoo_email_anti_spoofing
In the meantime, if you are dropped from the list, it may take me a bit of time 
to get you resubscribed, but you can read the recent messages at 
http://birding.aba.org/maillist/OK 

Dan Reinking
Listowner, OKbirds
Subject: Couple of birds at Lake Hefner
From: Calvin Rees <calvinok AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:17:24 -0500
Saw a Peregrine Falcon sitting on the red dirt beach at Lake Hefner this
morning about 10:00am and down the shore saw an Osprey doing the same

 

Oh Got photos too!

 

http://calvinrees.com/wordpress/?p=223

 

Calvin Rees

https://www.facebook.com/calvinrees

 

 

 
Subject: Northern Parulas
From: Jennifer Kidney <jenlkidney AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:27:41 -0500
 



Dear Fellow Birders, 

Yesterday morning on South Jenkins I encountered a little group of Northern 
Parulas halfway down the woods. I also saw a Yellow-throated Warbler and a 
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and many Lincoln's Sparrows 
(ships passing) and my first South Jenkins Scissortailed Flycatcher yesterday 
morning. This morning I deem it too windy for a pleasant walk. 

 
Jennifer Kidney
Norman
 		 	   		   		 	   		  
Subject: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
From: "antoinetteverne AT yahoocom" <antoinetteverne@YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:13:12 -0500
50 Species and 1 Bobcat.  This is the first time I have seen Savannah
sparrows they were everywhere at the Refuge today.

 

Noteworthy sightings:  

 

1 Ruddy Duck

 

Great Egrets

 

American Golden Plovers

 

Baird's Sandpipers

Least Sandpipers

White-rumped Sandpipers

Pectoral Sandpipers

 

Scissortails everywhere!

 

White-eyed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

 

Tree Swallows

 

Prothonotary Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Yellow-throated Warbler

 

Field Sparrows

Savannah Sparrows

Le Conte's Sparrows

Lincoln Sparrows

White-throated Sparrows

1 Harris Sparrow

 

 

 

 

Antoinette Verne

Fort Gibson, OK

 

 

Antoinette Verne

Fort Gibson, OK

 
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - April 15
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:25:36 -0500
Mark Peterson (OK) and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 79 
species. It was clear and started off cold and calm and turned mild and windy. 
New returning migrants are showing up daily. Here is our list for today: 


Canada Goose - 6
Wood Duck - 9
Gadwall - 122
American Wigeon - 2
Blue-winged Teal - 110
Northern Shoveler - 32
Ring-necked Duck - 5
Hooded Merganser - 8
Pied-billed Grebe - 24
Neotropic Cormorant - 2
Double-crested Cormorant - 17
Anhinga - 2
American Bittern - 4
Great Blue Heron - 3
Great Egret - 12
Little Blue Heron - 5
Green Heron - 1
Black Vulture - 7
Turkey Vulture - 19
Bald Eagle - 1 adult
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 4
Purple Gallinule - 1
Common Gallinule - 4
American Coot - 265
Greater Yellowlegs - 25
Lesser Yellowlegs - 40
Least Sandpiper - 2
Pectoral Sandpiper - 10
Wilson's Snipe - 1
Wilson's Phalarope - 6
Mourning Dove - 6
Chimney Swift - 1
Belted Kingfisher - 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 8
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Pileated Woodpecker - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 7
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 5
Loggerhead Shrike - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 9
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow - 12
Fish Crow - 13
Tree Swallow - 149
Bank Swallow - 1
Cliff Swallow - 390
Barn Swallow - 15
Carolina Chickadee - 6
Tufted Titmouse - 4
Carolina Wren - 11
Sedge Wren - 5
Marsh Wren - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5
Eastern Bluebird - 3
Northern Mockingbird - 1
Brown Thrasher - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 1
Prothonotary Warbler - 7
Common Yellowthroat - 11
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1
Savannah Sparrow - 5
Le Conte's Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - 2
Lincoln's Sparrow - 4
Swamp Sparrow - 11
White-throated Sparrow - 5
White-crowned Sparrow - 9
Northern Cardinal - 19
Red-winged Blackbird - 26
Eastern Meadowlark - 5
Yellow-headed Blackbird - 1 male
Common Grackle - 17
Brown-headed Cowbird - 5
Orchard Oriole - 4
American Goldfinch - 1

Odonates:

Southern Spreadwing
Fragile Forktail
Familiar Bluet
Common Green Darner
Mantled Baskettail
Slender Baskettail
Common Baskettail
Eastern Pondhawk
Common Whitetail
Blue Corporal
Variegated Meadowhawk
Band-winged Dragonlet
Wandering Glider
Black Saddlebags
Red Saddlebags

Herps:

American Alligator
Red-eared Slider
Southern Black Racer
Cajun Chorus Frog
Green Treefrog
Blanchard's Cricket Frog
Southern Leopard Frog
Bullfrog


Good birding!



David Arbour
De Queen, AR

Don't forget to register for the Red Slough Birding Convention May 3 - 6: 
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/index.html 


Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma
Subject: Sequoyah National Wildlife refuge
From: "antoinetteverne AT yahoocom" <antoinetteverne@YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:13:01 -0500
50 Species and 1 Bobcat.  This is the first time I have seen Savannah
sparrows they were everywhere at the Refuge today.

 

Noteworthy sightings:  

 

1 Ruddy Duck

 

Great Egrets

 

Baird's Sandpipers

Least Sandpipers

White-rumped Sandpipers

Pectoral Sandpipers

 

Scissortails everywhere!

 

White-eyed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

 

Tree Swallows

 

Prothonotary Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Yellow-throated Warbler

 

Field Sparrows

Savannah Sparrows

Le Conte's Sparrows

Lincoln Sparrows

White-throated Sparrows

1 Harris Sparrow

 

 

 

 

Antoinette Verne

Fort Gibson, OK

 
Subject: Black-chinned Hummingbird
From: Jonah Padberg <jonah.padberg AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:16:25 -0500
We just had a Black-chinned Hummingbird visit our feeder up here in Crescent, 
about 15 minutes ago. This is a first for us, he is a beauty too. 


--Jonah
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: FW: FW: E Phoebe nest
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:06:10 -0500
 

 

                                We have an Eastern Phoebe nest with five
eggs in it underneath our carport. We watched the birds building the nest
for several days. In

                the past few days I noticed the activity had ceased. I
thought maybe the birds had abandoned it because it didn't look finished.
When I approached

                it yesterday, a phoebe flew off the nest. Nadine checked it
with a mirror and found the five eggs inside. 

                                Hopefully, the nest will be successful. The
spot they chose is well protected from the weather and relatively safe from
predators.

                

 

            Jimmy Woodard

                Midwest City, OK
Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow Location Question
From: Mike <m.b.ludewig AT NETZERO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:56:31 -0500
Last Friday, Merry & I were near McGee Creek Lake (approx. halfway on an E-W 
line between Atoka and Antlers) in SE Oklahoma. While chasing B&W and 
Yellow-throated Warblers in the trees, I got a (not so great) picture of (what 
I believe to be) a Clay-colored Sparrow. As I recall, I also spotted some last 
year in this same location. My question is: 


According to the Oklahoma Date Guide book, the date fits, but the location (SE) 
doesn’t -- has anyone else seen this bird in SE Oklahoma before or is it 
“out of place” sighting that should be reported? 


If anyone would like to see the picture I took and give me your opinion on my 
identification, I would be happy to send it to you – just contact me at 
m.b.ludewig AT netzero.com 


Thanks
Mike Ludewig
Claremore
____________________________________________________________
Do THIS before eating carbs (every time)
1 EASY tip to increase fat-burning, lower blood sugar & decrease fat storage
http://thirdpartyoffers.netzero.net/TGL3241/534d72d42b58772d13f54st03duc
Subject: Monday FOY
From: Bill Carrell <okdragonhunter AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:19:24 -0700
Hello All,

FOY birds Monday afternoon inlcuded Chimney Swift near 14th & Denver, Lark 
Sparrows on the polo field in Mohawk Park, and one Bank Swallow on Lake Yahola. 
Might have been more than one, there were lot's of swallows flying (mostly 
Tree), but that's the only one that came in close enough to ID. 


Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Millburn Sewage Lagoons, Apr 15, 2014
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:50:01 +0000
Sora and Yellow-headed Blackbirds at Millburn this morning too.  Doug.


-----Original Message-----
From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org [mailto:do-not-reply AT ebird.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:50 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Millburn Sewage Lagoons, Apr 15, 2014

Millburn Sewage Lagoons, Johnston, US-OK Apr 15, 2014 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Quick check at sewage lagoons.
9 species

Black Vulture  2
Sora  1
American Crow  2
Barn Swallow  4
Cliff Swallow  21
Marsh Wren  1
Savannah Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Yellow-headed Blackbird  7

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17905881 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Nida Intersection, Apr 15, 2014
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:47:52 +0000
Upland Sandpipers in numbers at Nida.


-----Original Message-----
From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org [mailto:do-not-reply AT ebird.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:45 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Nida Intersection, Apr 15, 2014

Nida Intersection, Johnston, US-OK
Apr 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Quick check of pasture/prairie for Upland Sandpipers which are seen 
here in migration a lot. 

6 species

Killdeer  1
Upland Sandpiper  51
American Kestrel  1
American Crow  4
Barn Swallow  2
Eastern Meadowlark  6

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17905935 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Apr 15, 2014
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:47:30 +0000
Hi All, took two Ornithology students, Matt Argo and Ben Singleton, to 
Tishomingo NWR this morning. Cold front brought in lot of birds; cold indeed 
this morning. Yellow-throated Vireo, Black-necked Stilts, Pectoral and 
Semipalmated Sandpipers, Kentucky Warbler, and even a Wilson's Warbler were 
hanging out. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org [mailto:do-not-reply AT ebird.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:39 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Apr 15, 2014

Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Johnston, US-OK Apr 15, 2014 6:40 AM - 
9:30 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Very cold 27 degrees F.  Clear skies.  Low wind.
79 species

Canada Goose  5
Wood Duck  3
Gadwall  4
Blue-winged Teal  85
Northern Shoveler  25
Green-winged Teal  6
Double-crested Cormorant  21
American White Pelican  3
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  2
Little Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  5
Turkey Vulture  4
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  4
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Coot  140
Black-necked Stilt 2 2 Black-necked Stilts at the boat ramp area behind the HQ. 
Bit early, but seen them here before in spring migration. 

Killdeer  7
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  4
Wilson's Snipe  7
Franklin's Gull  850
Ring-billed Gull  22
Forster's Tern  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  5
Barred Owl  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  13
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  3
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  2
White-eyed Vireo  14
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  4
Fish Crow  6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Cliff Swallow  40
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  18
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  9
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  2
Cedar Waxwing  7
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Prothonotary Warbler  12
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  3
Kentucky Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
Northern Parula  10
Yellow-rumped Warbler  6
Yellow-throated Warbler  5
Wilson's Warbler 1 Adult male singing/observed at end of West Road in mixed 
flock with Nashville and Kentucky Warblers. 

Spotted Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Savannah Sparrow  8
Lincoln's Sparrow  9
White-throated Sparrow  6
Harris's Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  27
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  30
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17905846 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: Hackberry Flat
From: Bill Adams <ba1980 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:26:00 -0700
Colin,

I was there on March 8th and it was dry. We did have Barn, Great Horned and 
Burrowing Owls as well as a few raptors, and Horned Larks. If you are planning 
on going this weekend, it may be busy with kids since it is the Spring 
Hackberry Flats Day. 


http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/calendar_pages/hfd419.pdf



Bill Adams
Duncan, OK


________________________________
 From: Colin and Becky Smith 
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU 
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:13 AM
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Hackberry Flat
 


Just wondering if it is worthwhile to make my annual spring photo trip to 
Hackberry Flat State Wildlife area. Is there any water other than the lake? I 
am guessing it is pretty dry this year. Anyone been? Thanks for the info. 


Colin Smith
Subject: Hackberry Flat
From: Colin and Becky Smith <newphoto AT OLP.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:13:30 -0500
Just wondering if it is worthwhile to make my annual spring photo trip to
Hackberry Flat State Wildlife area.  Is there any water other than the lake?
I am guessing it is pretty dry this year.  Anyone been?  Thanks for the
info.

 

Colin Smith
Subject: Greater Prairie-chickens - Tallgrass Prairie Preserve?
From: Susan Thompson <suthomps AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:07:05 -0700
Does anyone know if it is possible (AND ethical/advisable) to view any Greater 
Prairie-chicken leks at the Nature Conservancy's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve? I 
and two friends will be in the area this weekend. I live in Lesser 
Prairie-chicken country (TX Panhandle) where leks are dwindling and there are 
many ethical considerations to viewing the remaining leks (being in place 
before sunrise and not leaving until the males are finished displaying for 
example). I realize there is less conservation focus/concern regarding 
Greaters but I don't know how that translates to lek-viewing etiquette. (And I 
don't even know where any leks are located out there.) 


Any thoughts or tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

--Susan Thompson
Amarillo, TX
Subject: insect eating birds in today in cold weather
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:44:38 -0500
On South Jenkins this afternoon I saw Barn and Rough-winged Swallows, 
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and a FOS Eastern Kingbird searching for 
flying insects in a high wind. I wish them luck the next few hours.

D.
Subject: Re: Trush
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:11 -0500
Thanks but why are they not in Sibley's?
Sue

On Apr 14, 2014, at 6:32 PM, Eric Beck wrote:

> They are usually down there every season, as long as it's not too dry.
> 
> Eric Beck
> 
> 
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 7:29 PM, Sue Selman  wrote:
>  Is it rare or not for a Louisiana Water Thrush to be in NW Oklahoma?
> Some birder guest of mine saw one at Boiling Springs.
> Sue Selman
> Selman OK
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Eric Beck
> State Coordinator
> Oklahoma Important Bird Areas Program
> 
> ebeck AT audubon.org
> oklahomaIBA AT gmail.com
Subject: Off Topic - April Bird Pictures
From: Ken or Carol Williams <kcwilliams AT TULSACONNECT.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:39:39 -0500
Fellow Birders,

We are getting ready to go on another short trip, so I have been trying 
to catch up on my April pictures.  I have added some pictures in my 
Recent Picture Folder of American Golden Plover, Horned Lark, Horned 
Grebe, Common Loon, Northern Paurla, Yellow-throated Warbler, White-eyed 
& Yellow-throated Vireo plus various other species.

I have pictures of Horned Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull & Common Loon in both 
breeding plumage and molting into breeding plumage.  I also have one 
series of pictures of a American Golden Plover eating an earth worm.

Locations of the pictures include Lake Tenkiller, Wagoner Sod Farms, 
Sequoyah State Park, Osage State Park, my back yard in Rogers County, 
and various other locations.  You can view these pictures at 
http://www.pbase.com/kcswildshots/recent_pictures

Enjoy,

Ken Williams
Owasso, OK
http://www.pbase.com/kcswildshots
Subject: Re: Trush
From: Eric Beck <oklahomaiba AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:32:13 -0400
They are usually down there every season, as long as it's not too dry.

Eric Beck


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 7:29 PM, Sue Selman wrote:

>  Is it rare or not for a Louisiana Water Thrush to be in NW Oklahoma?
> Some birder guest of mine saw one at Boiling Springs.
> Sue Selman
> Selman OK
>



-- 
Eric Beck
State Coordinator
Oklahoma Important Bird Areas Program

ebeck AT audubon.org
oklahomaIBA AT gmail.com
Subject: Trush
From: Sue Selman <selmanranch AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:29:47 -0500
 Is it rare or not for a Louisiana Water Thrush to be in NW Oklahoma?
Some birder guest of mine saw one at Boiling Springs.
Sue Selman
Selman OK
Subject: Swallow Fallout and Yellow-headed Blackbirds - Stillwater
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:29:22 -0700
Stopped by Boomer Lake in Stillwater hoping to see some late water birds forced 
down by the wind. I didn't see much for waterbirds, but did see several hundred 
swallows, mostly hunkered out of the wind on the tip of one of the points. Most 
were Tree Swallows (80%), but I also was able to pick out one Bank Swallow 
among the Trees, Cliffs, and Barns. 



Also, there were a handful of male Yellow-headed Blackbirds foraging with 
grackles on the grass. 


Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: OOS bird list
From: Katrina Hucks <katrinahucks AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:53:03 -0500
Hello all,

A total of 141 species were seen at the spring OOS meeting! The list is as
follows:

Snow Goose

Ross's Goose

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Gadwall

American Wigeon

Mallard

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Redhead

Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup

Bufflehead

Hooded Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Northern Bobwhite

Ring-necked Pheasant

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe

Eared Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

American White Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

White-faced Ibis

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

American Kestrel

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

American Coot

Sandhill Crane

American Golden-Plover

Snowy Plover

Killdeer

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Long-billed Curlew

Hudsonian Godwit

Western Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Snipe

Wilson's Phalarope

Franklin's Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Mourning Dove

Greater Roadrunner

Great Horned Owl

Barred Owl

Chuck-will's-widow

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

Bewick's Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Townsend's Solitaire

American Robin

Brown Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

American Pipit

Sprague's Pipit

Cedar Waxwing

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Black-and-white Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Spotted Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Le Conte's Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Common Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch

House Sparrow



Please let me know if you have any changes.

Katrina Hucks

OOS Secretary
Subject: Rose Lake 4/13/14
From: Deanne McKinney <trialsz63 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:52:00 -0500
There were several species at Rose Lake today but nothing new or
particularly exciting. Highlights on the list are one *Little Blue
Heron, *probably
the same one recently reported by others*, *several *Snowy Egrets, Turkey
Vultures, Cliff Swallows *and a few that flew/were blown by so fast I
couldn't make out what they were.

I was impressed by the number of turtles that were sunning themselves on
the rocks and banks so decided to count them: 208 were seen, and I'm sure I
missed a few.

eBird checklist here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17875176

Deanne
Subject: Reverse migration - Stillwater
From: Scott Loss <scottrloss AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:16:03 -0700
After the passage of the cold front in Stillwater this evening (5:30-6:30), I 
stepped out into the backyard for awhile and noticed an obvious reverse 
migration southward, mostly of swallows, but also a few raptors and gulls. 
Swallow species seen relatively low overhead include: 


Bank Swallow (2)
Tree Swallow (32)

Cliff Swallow (28)
Barn Swallow (12)

Purple Martin (14) - mostly locals, but a couple seeming migrants


Other reverse migrants were sky-high, including:

Swainson's Hawk (2)
Red-tailed Hawk (1)
American Kestrel (1)
Franklin's Gulls (160)

Scott Loss
Stillwater
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Hatfield Park, Apr 12, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:39:12 -0500
		Another birdy spot in Alva.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Hatfield Park, Woods, US-OK
Apr 12, 2014 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     field trip during the OOS Spring meeting in Alva.
30 species

Turkey Vulture  35
Cooper's Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  6
Greater Roadrunner  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  2
American Crow  4
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  2
American Robin  8
Brown Thrasher  2
European Starling  12
Cedar Waxwing  16
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  10
Field Sparrow  4
Lark Sparrow  10
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Harris's Sparrow  14
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Great-tailed Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
House Finch  12
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  20

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17875259 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Alva sewage ponds, Apr 12, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:38:32 -0500
 This place is worth checking. There are ponds and playas nearby on both sides 
of the road. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

Alva sewage ponds, Woods, US-OK
Apr 12, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     field trip during the OOS spring meeting at Alva.
41 species

Snow Goose  1
Canada Goose  8
Wood Duck  3
Gadwall  25
American Wigeon  2
Mallard  20
Blue-winged Teal  55
Northern Shoveler  250
Green-winged Teal  8
Redhead  4
Ring-necked Duck  14
Lesser Scaup  18
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Ruddy Duck  75
Wild Turkey  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Eared Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Swainson's Hawk  2
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Long-billed Curlew  1
Baird's Sandpiper  15
Least Sandpiper  2
Long-billed Dowitcher  30
Wilson's Phalarope  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6
Mourning Dove  6
Eastern Phoebe  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  10
Sprague's Pipit  1
Lark Sparrow  15
Savannah Sparrow  3
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Yellow-headed Blackbird  40
Great-tailed Grackle  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17874904 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Avard City Lake, Apr 11, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:36:34 -0500
 This is one of the few bodies of water, albeit small, in Woods County. Worth a 
check if you are in the 

	vicinity.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

Avard City Lake, Woods, US-OK
Apr 11, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
10 species

Blue-winged Teal  11
Northern Shoveler  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Cattle Egret  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Baird's Sandpiper  15
Ring-billed Gull  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  4
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  4

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17874511 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Aledo Lake, Apr 11, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:35:03 -0500
 Again nothing surprising but a possibly birdy spot to check in the future in 
Dewey County. 


	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK


Aledo Lake, Dewey, US-OK
Apr 11, 2014 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
19 species

Blue-winged Teal  2
Wild Turkey  14
Double-crested Cormorant  10
Turkey Vulture  8
Cooper's Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Greater Roadrunner  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Cliff Swallow  40
Carolina Wren  2
Bewick's Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Chipping Sparrow  20
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Harris's Sparrow  7
Western Meadowlark  11
Common Grackle  10
American Goldfinch  5

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17874070 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Rough Creek area, Apr 11, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:34:05 -0500
 I stopped at this spot in southeast Dewey County on the way toward Alva and 
the spring OOS meeting last 

	Friday. Nothing unusual but a birdy spot.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

Rough Creek area, Dewey, US-OK
Apr 11, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
20.0 mile(s)
25 species

Mourning Dove  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  4
Loggerhead Shrike  3
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  8
Barn Swallow  20
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  9
Eastern Bluebird  4
Cedar Waxwing  25
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  1
Rufous-crowned Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  8
Vesper Sparrow  30
Lark Sparrow  25
Grasshopper Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  10
Northern Cardinal  12
House Finch  4

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17873961 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Red Slough today
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:07:44 -0500
I gave a tour of Red Slough for the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society (MO) today. 
Here is a list of the more interesting sightings we had: 


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - 1
American Wigeon - 2
American White Pelican - 11
Neotropic Cormorant - 3 (Otter Lake)
Anhinga - 4 (Otter & Pintail Lakes)
American Bittern - 3 
Snowy Egret - 1
Little Blue Heron - 2
Cattle Egret - ~30
Bald Eagle - 1 adult
Sora - 1
Purple Gallinule - 1 (Pintail Lake)
Common Moorhen - 1 heard (Unit 27B)
American Golden-Plover - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - lots
Lesser Yellowlegs - lots
Upland Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper - 3
Pectoral Sandpiper - lots
Franklin's Gull - 1
Forster's Tern - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Marsh Wren - 5
Prothonotary Warbler - 3
Orchard Oriole - 4

David Arbour
De Queen, AR

Don't forget to register for the Red Slough Birding Convention May 3 - 6: 
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/index.html 


Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma
Subject: Re: Bird ID assistance please
From: James R Jorgensen <hpah AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:18:20 -0500
Thank you. This one was a little uncooperative.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 13, 2014, at 3:12 PM, Foundation Subscriber  wrote:
> 
> Hi ,
> Those 3 bird photos are back / partial side views of a Lincoln's Sparrow. 
They are very plentiful in central OK this winter. Some winters we see only a 
few. Hal Yocum 

> ---- James R Jorgensen  wrote: 
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/animaldoctor351/with/13829942664/
>> 
>> Be your Pet's best friend
Subject: Re: Bird ID assistance please
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:12:30 -0400
Hi ,
Those 3 bird photos are back / partial side views of a Lincoln's Sparrow. They 
are very plentiful in central OK this winter. Some winters we see only a few. 
Hal Yocum 

---- James R Jorgensen  wrote: 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/animaldoctor351/with/13829942664/
> 
> Be your Pet's best friend
Subject: Bird ID assistance please
From: James R Jorgensen <hpah AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:04:07 -0500
https://www.flickr.com/photos/animaldoctor351/with/13829942664/

Be your Pet's best friend
Subject: More Weekend Migrants
From: Bill Carrell <okdragonhunter AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:07:21 -0700
Hello All,

Well, according to Birdingonthe.net, my last post went through, even though I 
didn't receive it, so here goes again. Friday evening, saw FOY Spotted 
Sandpiper at Lake Yahola. Saturday morning, heard a Common Yellowthroat in the 
Oxley North Woods. Later, saw two Snowy Egrets on Mingo Creek  AT  Pine. A few 
migrant sparrows starting to show up at the apartments, Chipping, Savannah and 
Field. In the evening, Terry Mitchell and I saw two Yellow-Crowned Night Herons 
at the Oxley Marsh. Also heard two Common Yellowthroats and saw another (or the 
same) American Bittern. Sunday morning at Ray Harrel nature park, Louisiana 
Waterthrush, Summer Tanager and Yellow-Throated Vireo. At the Apache sewage 
ponds, one Sora, and in the Oxley North Woods, Great Crested Flycatcher. 


Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: Another windy morning on South Jenkins
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:55:13 -0500
  Brian and Hank Davis (aged 1 and 1/2 years) and I (considerably older) 
birded Jenkins this morning. FOSs included Prothonotary and Nashville 
Warblers and Green Heron. Other notables: Com. Yellowthroat, 
Orange-crowned, Yellow-throated, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Marsh Wren, lots 
of BW Teal and no Otters. (And several dozen ticks--if any of them got 
on Hank, Brian's birding days are probably over.)

D.
Subject: Kite and Green Heron
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:49:17 -0500
This past Friday I saw a Mississippi Kite and a Green Heron at Eagletown, 
McCurtain County. 


David Arbour
De Queen, AR

Don't forget to register for the Red Slough Birding Convention May 3 - 6: 
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/index.html 


Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma
Subject: Re: S. Jenkins (off topic alert)
From: James R Jorgensen <hpah AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:45:17 -0500
I'll likely be there and try to meet up with you . Thank you,
Jim

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 12, 2014, at 5:43 PM, rgunn1  wrote:
> 
> Yeah. I plan to be there on Jenkins around 7:30. I am meeting another birder 
or two along the road side south of the police training range. I can show you 
where they were but there is no guarantee that they will be there at any given 
moment. I see them maybe once a week. But I never spend more than a five 
minutes or so waiting either. 

> 
> D.
> 
> 
>> On 4/12/2014 5:29 PM, James R Jorgensen wrote:
>> Off topic! Very interesting. Are you going down tomorrow morning. I don't 
want to disturb them but I would enjoy seeing them and would be willing to try 
some pictures. 

>> Jim Jorgensen
>> hpah AT cox.net
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> On Apr 12, 2014, at 4:02 PM, rgunn1  wrote:
>> 
>>> First off, FOS on Jenkins this morning in the high wind: Brown Thrasher and 
Upland Sandpiper. 

>>> 
>>> And now the off topic stuff. Since there is no OKMammals, I don't have 
anyone else with whom to share this... 

>>> 
>>> I was working up Dug Creek below the beaver pond on the west side of 
Jenkins and flushing a few Blue-wings off the water as I came up the channel. 
Then 50-60 yd. ahead I saw a group on "teal" that didn't flush. They were all 
drab brown and I thought they might be all females (very unusual). I noted 
quickly that they were not teal but River Otters and, not one or two, but seven 
and they stayed on the surface long enough to be counted. There was at least 
one large one (mother?) and the rest about half as big. They stayed with heads 
out of the water for 30 seconds or so and, then seeing or scenting me and the 
dog, they all vanished in one quick swirl. I reported seeing a pair breeding a 
few weeks ago in the exact same place which is only few feet from what I had 
always imagined was a beaver lodge. Swirls on the surface of the water 
indicated that they probably went into the lodge's under water entrance. 
Apparently otters using a beaver lodge is fairly common with several recorded 
instances where both animals use the same den concurrently. The breeding pair I 
reported was too recent to have any role in this event; evidently the females 
practice delayed implantation and they have a 60 some day gestation period, so 
it would be too soon to see the results of that pairing. 

>>> 
>>> I have seen lots of evidence of otter activity down on Jenkins. According 
the Wikipedia, the otter family groups move from 1 to 4 miles a day and I have 
seen tracks between this pond and the outlet creek 250yd. to west on a regular 
basis. The largest litter size noted on Wikipedia was five, so if the six 
smaller ones were all from one litter, the size of this group may be unusual. 

>>> 
>>> I wish I had the patience and a better camera as I suspect if one were to 
set up on folding chair on the at the pond early in the morning or in the 
evening, there would be a lot good photos to be taken. Jon Baker got a couple 
of good shots of a single otter down there several weeks ago. 

>>> 
>>> D.
> 
Subject: Re: S. Jenkins (off topic alert)
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:43:42 -0500
Yeah. I  plan to be there on Jenkins around 7:30. I am meeting another 
birder or two along the road side south of the police training range. I 
can show you where they were but there is no guarantee that they will be 
there at any given moment. I see them maybe once a week. But I never 
spend more than a five minutes or so waiting either.

D.


On 4/12/2014 5:29 PM, James R Jorgensen wrote:
> Off topic! Very interesting. Are you going down tomorrow morning. I 
> don't want to disturb them but I would enjoy seeing them and would be 
> willing to try some pictures.
> Jim Jorgensen
> hpah AT cox.net 
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Apr 12, 2014, at 4:02 PM, rgunn1  > wrote:
>
>> First off, FOS on Jenkins this morning in the high wind: Brown 
>> Thrasher and Upland Sandpiper.
>>
>> And now the off topic stuff. Since there is no OKMammals, I don't 
>> have anyone else with whom to share this...
>>
>> I was working up Dug Creek below the beaver pond on the west side of 
>> Jenkins and flushing a few Blue-wings off the water as I came up the 
>> channel. Then 50-60 yd. ahead I saw a group on "teal" that didn't 
>> flush. They were all drab brown and I thought they might be all 
>> females (very unusual). I noted quickly that they were not teal but 
>> River Otters and, not one or two, but _seven_ and they stayed on the 
>> surface long enough to be counted. There was at least one large one 
>> (mother?) and the rest about half as big. They stayed with heads out 
>> of the water for 30 seconds or so and, then seeing or scenting me and 
>> the dog, they all vanished  in one quick swirl. I reported seeing  a 
>> pair breeding a few weeks ago in the exact same place which is only  
>> few feet from what I had always imagined was a beaver lodge. Swirls 
>> on the surface of the water indicated that they probably went into 
>> the lodge's under water entrance. Apparently otters using a beaver 
>> lodge is fairly common with several recorded instances where both 
>> animals use the same den concurrently. The breeding pair I reported 
>> was too recent to have any role in this event; evidently the females 
>> practice delayed implantation and they have a 60 some day gestation 
>> period, so it would be too soon to see the results of that pairing.
>>
>> I have seen lots of evidence of otter activity down on Jenkins. 
>> According the Wikipedia, the otter family groups move from 1 to 4 
>> miles a day and I have seen tracks between this pond and the outlet 
>> creek 250yd. to west  on a regular basis. The largest litter size 
>> noted on Wikipedia was five, so if the six smaller ones were all from 
>> one litter, the size of this group may be unusual.
>>
>> I wish I had the patience and a better camera as I suspect if one 
>> were to set up on folding chair on the at the pond early in the 
>> morning or in the evening, there would be a lot good photos to be 
>> taken. Jon Baker got a couple of good shots of a single otter down 
>> there several weeks ago.
>>
>> D.
Subject: Re: S. Jenkins (off topic alert)
From: James R Jorgensen <hpah AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:29:42 -0500
Off topic! Very interesting. Are you going down tomorrow morning. I don't want 
to disturb them but I would enjoy seeing them and would be willing to try some 
pictures. 

Jim Jorgensen
hpah AT cox.net

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 12, 2014, at 4:02 PM, rgunn1  wrote:
> 
> First off, FOS on Jenkins this morning in the high wind: Brown Thrasher and 
Upland Sandpiper. 

> 
> And now the off topic stuff. Since there is no OKMammals, I don't have anyone 
else with whom to share this... 

> 
> I was working up Dug Creek below the beaver pond on the west side of Jenkins 
and flushing a few Blue-wings off the water as I came up the channel. Then 
50-60 yd. ahead I saw a group on "teal" that didn't flush. They were all drab 
brown and I thought they might be all females (very unusual). I noted quickly 
that they were not teal but River Otters and, not one or two, but seven and 
they stayed on the surface long enough to be counted. There was at least one 
large one (mother?) and the rest about half as big. They stayed with heads out 
of the water for 30 seconds or so and, then seeing or scenting me and the dog, 
they all vanished in one quick swirl. I reported seeing a pair breeding a few 
weeks ago in the exact same place which is only few feet from what I had always 
imagined was a beaver lodge. Swirls on the surface of the water indicated that 
they probably went into the lodge's under water entrance. Apparently otters 
using a beaver lodge is fairly common with several recorded instances where 
both animals use the same den concurrently. The breeding pair I reported was 
too recent to have any role in this event; evidently the females practice 
delayed implantation and they have a 60 some day gestation period, so it would 
be too soon to see the results of that pairing. 

> 
> I have seen lots of evidence of otter activity down on Jenkins. According the 
Wikipedia, the otter family groups move from 1 to 4 miles a day and I have seen 
tracks between this pond and the outlet creek 250yd. to west on a regular 
basis. The largest litter size noted on Wikipedia was five, so if the six 
smaller ones were all from one litter, the size of this group may be unusual. 

> 
> I wish I had the patience and a better camera as I suspect if one were to set 
up on folding chair on the at the pond early in the morning or in the evening, 
there would be a lot good photos to be taken. Jon Baker got a couple of good 
shots of a single otter down there several weeks ago. 

> 
> D.
Subject: S. Jenkins (off topic alert)
From: rgunn1 <rgunn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:02:07 -0500
First off, FOS on Jenkins this morning in the high wind: Brown Thrasher 
and Upland Sandpiper.

And now the off topic stuff. Since there is no OKMammals, I don't have 
anyone else with whom to share this...

I was working up Dug Creek below the beaver pond on the west side of 
Jenkins and flushing a few Blue-wings off the water as I came up the 
channel. Then 50-60 yd. ahead I saw a group on "teal" that didn't flush. 
They were all drab brown and I thought they might be all females (very 
unusual). I noted quickly that they were not teal but River Otters and, 
not one or two, but _seven_ and they stayed on the surface long enough 
to be counted. There was at least one large one (mother?) and the rest 
about half as big. They stayed with heads out of the water for 30 
seconds or so and, then seeing or scenting me and the dog, they all 
vanished  in one quick swirl. I reported seeing  a pair breeding a few 
weeks ago in the exact same place which is only  few feet from what I 
had always imagined was a beaver lodge. Swirls on the surface of the 
water indicated that they probably went into the lodge's under water 
entrance. Apparently otters using a beaver lodge is fairly common with 
several recorded instances where both animals use the same den 
concurrently. The breeding pair I reported was too recent to have any 
role in this event; evidently the females practice delayed implantation 
and they have a 60 some day gestation period, so it would be too soon to 
see the results of that pairing.

I have seen lots of evidence of otter activity down on Jenkins. 
According the Wikipedia, the otter family groups move from 1 to 4 miles 
a day and I have seen tracks between this pond and the outlet creek 
250yd. to west  on a regular basis. The largest litter size noted on 
Wikipedia was five, so if the six smaller ones were all from one litter, 
the size of this group may be unusual.

I wish I had the patience and a better camera as I suspect if one were 
to set up on folding chair on the at the pond early in the morning or in 
the evening, there would be a lot good photos to be taken. Jon Baker got 
a couple of good shots of a single otter down there several weeks ago.

D.
Subject: Re: hummers
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:44:20 -0400
Here in Edmond, at Mitch Park we have a Black-chinned "hummer" back for the 4th 
year in a row. It arrived yesterday( first time seen) and was seen again today. 
It may be the original bird or at least one of the off- spring. It even uses 
the same tree in plain sight at the bridge over the creek along the north edge 
of Mitch Park. It sits on top of the tree often In spite of many people 
crossing the bridge walking , running or on skate boards. Photo angles are easy 
and plentiful. The closest photos are less than 12-15 feet as the tree is right 
next to the bridge. Hal Yocum 

---- Lisa Wiesbauer  wrote: 
> We also just had our first at Okemah Lake this morning
> 
> Lisa
> 
> 
> On Friday, April 11, 2014, Etha Tinnie  wrote:
> > Saw my first of season ruby throats today, 2 males, Cushing, Payne county
Subject: Re: hummers
From: Lisa Wiesbauer <lakehaven58 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:36:44 -0500
We also just had our first at Okemah Lake this morning

Lisa


On Friday, April 11, 2014, Etha Tinnie  wrote:
> Saw my first of season ruby throats today, 2 males, Cushing, Payne county
Subject: hummers
From: Etha Tinnie <djdance AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:53:09 -0500
Saw my first of season ruby throats today, 2 males, Cushing, Payne county
Subject: Re: Hummingbirds
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:53:07 -0400
I have had a single ruby-throated "hummer" at my backyard feeder daily since 
4/8. My notes from 2013 show the first one on 4/15. Many things are late here 
in Edmond, especially warblers, but the ruby-throat is a week early! Warblers 
here in Mitch Park so far include residual yellow-rumps, La. water-thrush for 
last 2 weeks, and orange crowns since 4/10. Scissortails everywhere now for a 
week. 

Spring is here.  Hal Yocum


---- Ellie Womack  wrote: 
> Shortly before noon today, April 11, a hummer fed for some time at my 
> feeder; a friend saw one this afternoon; and another friend just now 
> reported - so that's 3 for Grove today.  Hooray!  Spring is here.
> Ellie Womack 
> 
> 
> ---
> This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus 
protection is active. 

> http://www.avast.com
Subject: Re: Hummingbirds
From: gloria ketcher <oprakitas AT BRIGHTOK.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:52:03 -0500
I had my first one the 10th.  


 Gloria Ketcher
         918-253-8949 
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, andnot feel faint.


-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Ellie Womack
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 6:40 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Hummingbirds

Shortly before noon today, April 11, a hummer fed for some time at my
feeder; a friend saw one this afternoon; and another friend just now
reported - so that's 3 for Grove today.  Hooray!  Spring is here.
Ellie Womack 


---
This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus
protection is active.
http://www.avast.com
Subject: Hummingbirds
From: Ellie Womack <e-womack AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:39:52 -0500
Shortly before noon today, April 11, a hummer fed for some time at my 
feeder; a friend saw one this afternoon; and another friend just now 
reported - so that's 3 for Grove today.  Hooray!  Spring is here.
Ellie Womack 


---
This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection 
is active. 

http://www.avast.com
Subject: Friday Migrants
From: Bill Carrell <okdragonhunter AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:40:41 -0700
Hello All,

The pace of migrants is finally starting to pick up. On Turkey Mountain this 
morning, saw at least three Orange-Crowned Warblers and heard a Black & White. 
At Oxley, saw Prothonatary Warblers and heard a Yellow-Throated Vireo. In the 
North Woods, Lesser Yellowlegs and an Osprey. The highlight of the morning was 
at Oxley around 9:00. I pulled into the parking lot and saw three Swainson's 
Hawks soaring over the visitors center, which was interesting enough. I 
continued around to the prairie trail, then noticed two or three Swainson's 
along with a Red-Tail and Red-Shouldered, then another Swainson's, and another, 
and another. Shortly after that they started coming up in waves from the trees 
south of the building, hitting a thermal over the prairie and kettling up, then 
heading north over Bird Creek. A conservative estimate was 75-80 birds by the 
time it wound up around 9:30. Presumably they came in to roost the night 
before, then started taking off when the 

 air warmed sufficiently.

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK
Subject: scissortails, avocets and more
From: Diane Pedicord <pedicord AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:51:57 -0500
Today we saw scissortails in several locations.  Two were near Rose Lake at
Sara Road and 50th.  Several were located at the northeast entrance to Lake
Overholser and several at Prairie Dog Point on Lake Hefner. There were many
other birds at Rose Lake as well:  many white egrets, including one snowy
egret; many pelicans, blue-wing teals, shovelers, cormorants, and great
blue herons.  One highlight was a migrating yellow-headed blackbird on the
west side of Sara Road across from Rose Lake.

Also at the northeast end of Lake Overholser near the gathering of
pelicans, we saw 5 avocets wading near the shore.  Then at Lake Hefner,
beginning at Prairie Dog Point and circling westward around the Lake, we
saw a total of 11 avocets at various places along the shore.  A large
number of various shorebirds were spread all along the area around the
canal entrance and Prairie Dog Point.  Blue-winged teals and shovelers were
virtually everywhere.

A great 3 hours of birding today!
Subject: Re: Warblers
From: Jonah Padberg <jonah.padberg AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:28:43 -0500
Thank you.

--Jonah
Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 10, 2014, at 4:23 AM, Jimmy Woodard  wrote:
> 
>        My suggestions would be Yukon City Park, Lake Stanley Draper
> or Lake Thunderbird.
> 
>    Jimmy Woodard
>    Midwest City, OK
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jonah Padberg
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 4:32 PM
> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
> Subject: Warblers
> 
> Does anyone know where the best place in the Oklahoma City metro to find the
> biggest variety of warblers? I would really appreciate it.
> 
> --Jonah
> Sent from my iPhone=
Subject: Warblers at Oxley today
From: Jana Singletary <jssingletary AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:38:36 -0500
Warbler activity is still very slow. Northern Parula, Prothonotary, and 
Yellow-throated were the only warblers I found today other than the 
Yellow-rumped Warblers. 


Jana Singletary
Tulsa

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Tishomingo this morning
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:17:46 +0000
Hi All. Took students to Tishomingo to put in mist net lanes for banding. 
Caught a few goodies just in course of putting up nets including Hairy 
Woodpecker, Orange-crowned Warbler, Hermit Thrush, and White-throated Sparrows. 
Prothonotary Warblers were setting up territories and occupying boxes. Red-eyed 
Vireo was singing at end of West Road. Common Yellowthroat too. Near Nida, 
flock of Upland Sandpipers was observed too. 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: Warblers at Midland Valley Trail
From: Jana Singletary <jssingletary AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:02:26 -0500
The south winds brought in a couple of warbler species. Nashville and 
Orange-crowned. There are still quite a few Yellow-rumps hanging around also. 

Jana Singletary
Tulsa

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Warblers
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:23:59 -0500
		My suggestions would be Yukon City Park, Lake Stanley Draper
or Lake Thunderbird.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

-----Original Message-----
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Jonah Padberg
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 4:32 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Warblers

Does anyone know where the best place in the Oklahoma City metro to find the
biggest variety of warblers? I would really appreciate it.

--Jonah
Sent from my iPhone=
Subject: Red Slough today - Purple Gallinule!!!
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:35:13 -0500
I gave 3 tours at Red Slough today. Here are the more notable birds found 
today: 


Neotropic Cormorant - 1 (Otter Lake)
Anhinga - 3 (Otter Lake)
American Bittern - 1 calling
Snowy Egret - 1
Bald Eagle - 2 (1 adult & 1 imm.)
Broad-winged Hawk - 2
Merlin - 1
Purple Gallinule -1 (Pintail Lake; early!!!)
Common Moorhen - 2
American Golden-Plover - 2
Wilson's Phalarope - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
Marsh Wren - 1
Prothonotary Warbler - 3
Hooded Warbler - 1
Eastern Towhee - 2

David Arbour
De Queen, AR

Don't forget to register for the Red Slough Birding Convention May 3 - 6: 
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/index.html 


Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma
Subject: Re: Warblers
From: Foundation Subscriber <drhal2 AT COX.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 22:31:20 -0400
I'm sure that many of us have favorite spots. Mine is Mitch Park in Edmond. To 
date none have arrived on migration , but soon for sure as many are reported 
south of I-40 at many sites. Mitch Park is located on the north side of Edmond 
between Santa Fe and Kelly. Best entrance ( there are many) is at the Cheyenne 
Middle School entrance and go back past the school to the Mathis Skate Park 
parking area. 

The regular returnees at Mitch Park are : Yellow, Nashville, black and white, 
Orange Crowns, Wilsons, La. Water thrush( has arrived) 

Others we have seen less regularly include: Common Yellow throat, Blackburnian, 
, Yellow breasted Chat, Blackpoll, Black-throated green, N. Parula . Regards, 
Hal Yocum 

---- Jonah Padberg  wrote: 
> Does anyone know where the best place in the Oklahoma City metro to find the 
biggest variety of warblers? I would really appreciate it. 

> 
> --Jonah
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: FOS
From: "ba1980 AT sbcglobal.net" <ba1980@SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 19:04:48 -0700
I had my first hummer tonight too, but I think mine was a black-chinned.

Mine was right on schedule.

Bill Adams
Duncan, OK

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
Subject: Salt Plains
From: john polo <jpolo AT MAIL.USF.EDU>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:10:22 -0500
Anyone been out there in the last couple of weeks? What are the water 
levels like?

good birding,
john polo
stillwater
Subject: FOS
From: BOB NANCY LAVAL <blaval AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:41:23 -0500
First of season Ruby-throat. On average he is a little early. Early date here 
is April 5, but that was 30 yrs ago. 


BOB & NANCY LAVAL
20367 PINE MTN. LP.
HEAVENER, OK 74937
918 653 7921
Subject: Warblers
From: Jonah Padberg <jonah.padberg AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:31:35 -0500
Does anyone know where the best place in the Oklahoma City metro to find the 
biggest variety of warblers? I would really appreciate it. 


--Jonah
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - April 8
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:10:55 -0500
It was partly cloudy, mild, and very windy with a light shower on the bird 
survey today. 76 species were found. Here is my list for today: 


Canada Goose - 4
Wood Duck - 10
Gadwall - 350
American Wigeon - 11
Mallard - 2
Blue-winged Teal - 210
Northern Shoveler - 58
Northern Pintail - 2
Green-winged Teal - 2
Ring-necked Duck - 6
Lesser Scaup - 3
Hooded Merganser - 20
Pied-billed Grebe - 34
American White Pelican - 11
Neotropic Cormorant - 2
Double-crested Cormorant - 16
Anhinga - 3
Great Blue Heron - 6
Great Egret - 1
Black Vulture - 5
Turkey Vulture - 48
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 1 imm.
Northern Harrier - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Coot - 170
American Golden-Plover - 7
Killdeer - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 17
Lesser Yellowlegs - 15
Least Sandpiper - 4
Pectoral Sandpiper - 23
Wilson's Snipe - 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove - 1
Mourning Dove - 23
Belted Kingfisher - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4
Pileated Woodpecker - 3
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 2
Loggerhead Shrike - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 11
Yellow-throated Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Blue Jay - 6
American Crow - 9
Fish Crow - 6
Purple Martin - 1
Tree Swallow - 97
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 1
Bank Swallow - 1
Cliff Swallow - 108
Barn Swallow - 12
Carolina Chickadee - 2
Tufted Titmouse - 10
Carolina Wren - 7
Marsh Wren - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 9
Brown Thrasher - 1
Pine Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 1
Prothonotary Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 3
Eastern Towhee - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 14
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
Swamp Sparrow - 3
White-throated Sparrow - 5
White-crowned Sparrow - 2
Northern Cardinal - 15
Red-winged Blackbird - 15
Eastern Meadowlark - 7
Brown-headed Cowbird - 2
American Goldfinch - 4

Odonates:

Southern Spreadwing
Fragile Forktail
Skimming Bluet
Familar Bluet
Orange/Vesper Bluet (juvenile)
Common Green Darner
Slender Baskettail
Mantled Baskettail
Common Whitetail
Blue Corporal
Variegated Meadowhawk
Red Saddlebags
Black Saddlebags

Herps:

American Alligator
Red-eared Slider
Little Brown Skink
Cajun Chorus Frog
Spring Peeper
Blanchard's Cricket Frog


Good birding!


David Arbour
De Queen, AR

Don't forget to register for the Red Slough Birding Convention May 3 - 6: 
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/index.html 


Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma
Subject: FW: OKBIRDS ... unknown Problem / problem solved ?
From: Mike Brewer <mike.brewer AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:12:26 -0500
Removing the block did not help.  I'll try again.

My other (business) e-mail address is mike.brewer AT suddenlink.net.

Except I have been using:  mike.brewer AT att.net.

 

From: Mike Brewer [mailto:mike.brewer AT att.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 4:55 PM
To: Dan Reinking
Subject: FW: OKBIRDS ... unknown Problem / problem solved ?

 

There was a block on sending messages, 

although checking the OU ListServ Home Site this morning I could not
activate ?

 

 

From: Mike Brewer [mailto:mike.brewer AT suddenlink.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 4:47 PM
To: Dan Reinking
Subject: OKBIRDS ... unknown Problem
Importance: High

 

Dan:

 

For a reason I do not understand . my OKBIRDS Listserv is not active since
the first of the year.

My e-mail address is:  mike.brewer AT att.net

Password:  pvKID1945

 

Is there a way you can reactivate my account ?

 

Kindest Regards,

 

Michael Brewer

mike.brewer AT suddenlink.net

Royal Theatre    

119 East Paul Ave

PO Box 1230

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma 73075

(405) 238-6328  Home Office

(405) 238-0908  Cell

 
Subject: test
From: Mike Brewer <mike.brewer AT ATT.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:51:54 -0500
This is only a test.

 

Mike Brewer

mike.brewer AT att.net

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma 73075

 

 

 
Subject: FOS Hummingbird
From: Loyd Stephens <songbirdacres AT WILDBLUE.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:22:33 -0500
A single male ruby-throated hummingbird arrived in the afternoon of
April 7.  This is the earliest I have recorded them since I started
keeping records in 1999.  FOS purple martins only arrived a day
earlier which is the latest for the same period--go figure.

Loyd Stephens
songbirdacres - SE of Bartlesville
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Durant, Apr 8, 2014
From: Doug Wood <DWood AT SE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:34:45 +0000
Hi All. Ornithology class field trip this morning to Lake Durant. Kind of slow, 
but a beautiful morning. Clay-colored Sparrows were nice addition for the class 
among others. Doug. 



-----Original Message-----
From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org [mailto:do-not-reply AT ebird.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 10:33 AM
To: Doug Wood
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Durant, Apr 8, 2014

Lake Durant, Bryan, US-OK
Apr 8, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
52 species

Canada Goose  2
Blue-winged Teal  4
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  4
Turkey Vulture  6
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  4
Wilson's Snipe  6
Ring-billed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Mourning Dove  5
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  3
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  4
Fish Crow  5
Purple Martin  5
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  4
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  9
Cedar Waxwing  30
Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
Spotted Towhee  1
Clay-colored Sparrow 7 They arrived yesterday in the area. A few were calling, 
others were seen in the open near the pavilion. 

Field Sparrow  2
Lark Sparrow  8
Savannah Sparrow  40
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  2
Harris's Sparrow  12
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  9
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Common Grackle  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  8
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  2

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17802411 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Yukon area birds
From: henthorn1 <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:34:20 -0500
Today the cliff swallows had disappeared from Rose Lake and returned to
their usual haunt of the overpass of 50th/Kilpatrick TPK. I counted at least
fifteen great blue herons at Rose Lake, and the pelicans, herons and egrets
were congregated near Sara and 63rd.  There are still many shovelers and
blue-winged teal and cormorants, as well as a few RB gulls and lots of GT
grackles. No pipits today.

 

Surprisingly I saw two different white-winged doves in and near Yukon.  I
had never seen them there before, and hadn't seen anywhere in a long time.

 

The two owlets are showing themselves off at the corner of Britton/Piedmont
Rd.  Naturally today I didn't have my camera.

 

Sharon
Subject: Fw: Saturday Herons
From: Bill Carrell <okdragonhunter AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:26:22 -0700
Okay, I just had to re-subscribe for the second time in a couple of weeks, so 
hopefully this will go through: 



--- On Sun, 4/6/14, Bill Carrell  wrote:

> From: Bill Carrell 
> Subject: Saturday Herons
> To: "okbirds AT lists.ou.edu" 
> Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3:33 PM
> 
> Hello All,
> 
> Saturday morning, saw a Little Blue Heron in the Oxley North
> Woods. In the evening, saw an American Bittern at Blackbird
> Marsh.
> 
> Good Birding,
> 
> Bill Carrell
> Tulsa, OK
> 
Subject: New Photos added to Red Slough Photo Gallery
From: David Arbour <arbour AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:09:36 -0500
I've added new photos of birds, reptiles, butterflies, wildflowers, etc. to the 
Red Slough Photo Gallery "Recent Photos" page at: 
http://www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma/recent_photos 


David Arbour
De Queen, AR


Don't forget to register for the Red Slough Birding Convention May 3 - 6: 
http://www.redsloughconvention.com/index.html 


Visit the Red Slough Photo Gallery:  www.pbase.com/red_slough_wma
Subject: Rose Lake Sunday
From: henthorn1 <henthorn1 AT COX.NET>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 15:35:47 -0500
After lunch we drove in the cloudy drizzle and found a lot of new birds at
the lake.  FOS cliff swallows have moved in now, and several cowbirds.  Lots
of pelicans and great egrets. FOS snowy egrets today and quite a few great
blue herons.  One very loud greater yellowlegs kept calling for attention,
then flew off.

Sharon

.
Subject: South Jenkins yesterday
From: matthew jung <mpjung5125 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 08:15:58 -0700
Walked S. Jenkins between noon and 2 PM. Here is what I found:

Red-tailed Hawk - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - heard
Turkey Vulture - 2
American Crow
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Greater Yellowlegs - 3
Mallard drake - 1
Green-winged Teal - 2
Carolina Wren
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Eastern Bluebirds
Lark Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Yellow-throated Warbler - 2, seen chasing in the tree tops. Got photos!

Matt Jung, OKC
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Texola area, Apr 5, 2014
From: Jimmy Woodard <j.woodard AT COX.NET>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 20:47:27 -0500
 I wanted to pass this along in case anyone plans to bird out in this area. I 
hope someone might attempt to 

 relocate the possible Black-crested Titmice. The bird I saw looked like a pure 
BCrested but the song they were 

 singing doesn't quite match the song Nadine played for me from her Ipod 
tonight. 

		The Swainson's Hawk was nice to see, too.

	Jimmy Woodard
	Midwest City, OK

Texola area, Beckham, US-OK
Apr 5, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
21 species

Turkey Vulture  5
Swainson's Hawk  1     one adult seen at the south edge of town.
Killdeer  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  8
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  2
Black-crested Titmouse 1 two birds were singing. one bird was next to the road 
and I got a great look. it had a pale forehead. the whole crest was black. I 
never got more than a glimpse of the second bird. they were both singing the 
same song which didn't sound like a Tufted Titmouse. they scolded back and 
forth a few times also. the location was about two miles north of Texola on 
NS1675. the habitat was appropriate for BC Titmouse. 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  4
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  10
Field Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  6
Harris's Sparrow 2 seen north of Texola in a mixed flock of sparrows and 
cardinals. 

White-crowned Sparrow  12
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Western Meadowlark  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  20
House Sparrow  8

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17761891 


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