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24 May: @ 21:22:40 The Panhandle from May 21 to 24, 2018 [Mary Peterson]
22 May: @ 22:34:20 Red Slough Bird Survey - May 22 [David Arbour]
22 May: @ 20:52:01 Re: Miss Kites and Red Crossbill in MWC [Harold A. Yocum]
22 May: @ 20:43:56 Miss Kites and Red Crossbill in MWC [Jimmy Woodard]
22 May: @ 12:23:59 Re: Magnolia Warbler- Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC [Harold A. Yocum]
22 May: @ 09:50:40 Bluebird trail walk [Hollis Price]
22 May: @ 08:59:29 Late Stillwater Migrants - Blackburnian Warbler and Alder Flycatcher [Scott Loss]
22 May: @ 07:21:58 Magnolia Warbler- Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC [Poland, Zachary]
21 May: @ 19:58:21 Birding on Private Property [John Kennington]
20 May: @ 12:48:19 Re: Adams Ranch this morning. [Dennis Porebski]
20 May: @ 09:18:24 Adams Ranch this morning. [Mary Peterson]
18 May: @ 15:21:12 Pathfinder Parkway on 5-18-2018 [Mary Peterson]
17 May: @ 23:20:03 Lake Yahola on 5-17-2018 [Mary Peterson]
17 May: @ 15:25:57 Panhandle Trip May 14-15 [Bill Carrell]
17 May: @ 14:14:59 New Red Slough photos [David Arbour]
16 May: @ 23:03:57 Pretty Good Birding Day.... [Bill Carrell]
16 May: @ 17:19:20 FW: eBird Report - Myriad Botanical Gardens, May 16, 2018 [Jimmy Woodard]
16 May: @ 12:50:54 FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 16, 2018 [Jimmy Woodard]
16 May: @ 11:53:22 Mink at Greenleaf [jrwinner]
16 May: @ 10:36:56 Free Field Day - June 16th [Crawford, Priscilla H.]
16 May: @ 09:43:24 Re: Red Crossbills [Rick Farrar]
16 May: @ 09:12:11 Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15 [Sebastian]
16 May: @ 07:57:00 Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15 [Zach DuFran]
16 May: @ 07:08:25 Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15 [Harold A. Yocum]
16 May: @ 06:01:21 Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15 [Sandy Berger]
15 May: @ 23:52:12 Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15 [David Arbour]
15 May: @ 22:19:33 Re: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018 [Mary Peterson]
15 May: @ 13:15:19 Re: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018 [Humphrey, Todd]
15 May: @ 11:53:03 Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018 [Mary Peterson]
14 May: @ 22:57:37 Tulsa Birders [Jo]
14 May: @ 14:24:21 On Jenkins this morning [Richrd Gunn]
14 May: @ 09:52:16 Pathfinder Parkway on 5-14-2018 [Mary Peterson]
13 May: @ 18:43:23 Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018 [Richrd Gunn]
13 May: @ 18:42:16 Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018 [NATHAN KUHNERT]
13 May: @ 18:29:57 Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018 [Richrd Gunn]
13 May: @ 17:31:11 Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018 [NATHAN KUHNERT]
13 May: @ 15:46:32 phoebe [Bob And Nancy]
13 May: @ 15:37:17 OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018 [NATHAN KUHNERT]
12 May: @ 21:03:51 Saturday Migrants [Bill Carrell]
12 May: @ 15:52:06 Tulsa Audubon Field Trip [Jim Deming]
11 May: @ 16:34:34 Red Slough Bird Survey - May 11 [David Arbour]
11 May: @ 12:32:58 Red Crossbills [Nancy Reed]
10 May: @ 14:18:10 Pathfinder Parkway on 5-10-2018. [Mary Peterson]
10 May: @ 11:54:26 Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC this morning [Poland, Zachary]
10 May: @ 11:26:51 On The Way To Work [Bill Carrell]
10 May: @ 10:43:59 Re: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018 [John Hurd]
10 May: @ 09:19:00 Bobolinks at Adams Ranch in Bartlesville??? [Marta Harris]
09 May: @ 21:03:59 Northern Tulsa County and Oxley on 5-9-2018 [Mary Peterson]
09 May: @ 17:49:35 FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018 [Jimmy Woodard]
09 May: @ 12:51:43 Results of Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count [Mia Revels]





Subject: The Panhandle from May 21 to 24, 2018
Date: Thu May 24 2018 21:22 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
Bob and Janet Young, Mary and I went out to Cimarron County on Monday and returned this evening. It was mostly cloudy and windy with a few light rain showers. Lake Etling was about a foot higher than it was in
January and many of the cactusses were budded or blossoming. We stayed at the Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast. Vicki is recovering from surgery and recent treatments. We saw Kathy on the Regnier Ranch Road. We told her we were out for a ride and were not leaving
the road.She was cordial on our brief encounter. Birds on the road were scarce, except for ravens, vultures and lark sparrows. The migration seemed to be over out there. Highlights included:


Scaled Quail-2 at the bed and breakfast
Black-crowned Night-Heron-2 at the Boise City Sewage Ponds
Prairie Falcon-1 behind the bed and breakfast
Long-billed Curlew-1 about 2 miles west of the curve in a field
Common Poorwill-1 heard about a mile north of the state park and 1 heard at the mesa from the bed and breakfast
Burrowing Owl-10+ just east of the Keyes sewage Ponds
Ladder-backed Woodpecker-2
Black-chinned Hummingbird-5 at one time at the bed and breakfast
Say's Phoebe-5
Ash-throated Flycatcher-5
Cassin's Kingbird-4
Scrub Jay-5 at Camp Billy Joe
Chihuahuan Raven-Several seen and heard in eastern Cimarron and western Texas County
Common Raven-Seen and heard in the mesa area
Bushtit-4
Rock Wren-4
Canyon Wren-3
Cedar Waxwing-2 in Kenton
Curve-billed Thrasher-2
Canyon Towhee-3
Spotted Towhee-1 at Camp Billy Joe
Cassin's Sparrow-many seen and heardin the mesa area
Black-throated Sparrow-1heard and seen
Lark Bunting-2 north of Boise City
Bullock's Oriole-Seen and heard frequently in the mesa area
Pine Siskin-A flock of over 50 was seen in Kenton
Lesser Goldfinch-2 in Kenton and 3 at the state Park


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 22
Date: Tue May 22 2018 22:34 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
It was partly cloudy and hot with a slight wind on the bird survey today. 77 species were found. Migration is mainly over now except for a few shorebirds still passing through. Most notable finds today were a Swainson™s Warbler and a high count of Purple Gallinules. Also had a King Rail walking out in the levee road in plain sight. The Heronry is going strong on Pintail Lake. Here is my list for today:
Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 5
Wood Duck “ 30
Mallard - 2
Blue-winged Teal “ 2
Hooded Merganser - 1
Pied-billed Grebe “ 6
Neotropic Cormorant - 7
Double-crested Cormorant “ 1
Anhinga “ 75
Great-blue Heron “ 5
Great Egret “ 45
Snowy Egret “ 31
Little-blue Heron “ 13
Cattle Egret - 350
Green Heron “ 6
White Ibis - 85
Black Vulture - 4
Turkey Vulture “ 8
Mississippi Kite - 16
Red-shouldered Hawk “ 2
King Rail “ 1
Purple Gallinule - 35Common Gallinule “ 29
American Coot “ 4
Killdeer “ 2
Black-necked Stilt - 1
Spotted Sandpiper “ 1
White-rumped Sandpiper “ 13
Pectoral Sandpiper “ 6
Least Tern - 2
Mourning Dove “ 9
Yellow-billed Cuckoo “ 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Hairy Woodpecker “ 1
Pileated Woodpecker “ 1
Eastern Phoebe “ 1
Acadian Flycatcher - 4
Willow Flycatcher “ 1
Great-crested Flycatcher - 3
Eastern Kingbird “ 6
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 6
White-eyed Vireo “ 10
Bell™s Vireo - 4
Red-eyed Vireo “ 3
Blue Jay - 3
American Crow “ 1
Fish Crow “ 4
Tree Swallow “ 14
Barn Swallow “ 4
Carolina Chickadee “ 2
Tufted Titmouse “ 5
Carolina Wren “ 14
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 6
Eastern Bluebird “ 4
Gray Catbird - 1
Northern Mockingbird “ 3
Cedar Waxwing “ 12
Pine Warbler - 4
Prothonotary Warbler “ 13
Swainson™s Warbler “ 1
Kentucky Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat “ 14
Yellow-breasted Chat “ 13
Summer Tanager - 3
Eastern Towhee “ 6
Lark Sparrow - 1
Savannah Sparrow “ 1 (new late date for RS)
Northern Cardinal “ 15
Blue Grosbeak - 2
Indigo Bunting “ 18
Painted Bunting - 6
Dickcissel - 15
Red-winged Blackbird “ 18
Eastern Meadowlark - 1
Common Grackle “ 25
Brown-headed Cowbird “ 5
Orchard Oriole - 4
Odonates:Blue-fronted Dancer
Swamp Darner
Regal Darner
Prince Baskettail
Halloween Pennant
Eastern Pondhawk
Great Pondhawk
Slaty Skimmer
Golden-winged Skimmer
Common Whitetail
Blue Dasher
Eastern Amberwing
Black Saddlebags
Herps:American Alligator
Three-toed Box Turtle
Broad-banded Watersnake
Western Cottonmouth
Green Treefrog
Eastern Gray Treefrog
Blanchard™s Cricket Frog
Southern Leopard Frog
Bronze Frog
Bullfrog
Good birding!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Miss Kites and Red Crossbill in MWC
Date: Tue May 22 2018 20:52 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Cool! Hal

Sent from my iPhone
On May 22, 2018, at 8:43 PM, Jimmy Woodard <[email protected]> wrote:

Nadine and I heard and saw one Red Crossbill on Sunday evening while on our bike ride in Midwest City. The
bird came out of a pine tree next to the post office and flew off to the west over the fire station and toward
City Hall.
Today, I saw a large collection of Miss Kites at the corner of NE 23rd and Midwest Blvd. they were circling and
milling about maybe 100-200 high. This wasn™t a migration kettle. I am guessing that the light winds caused
insects to gather at this layer above the ground and the kites were just taking advantage of the situation. There
was at least 30 plus kites in this area.
Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK



Subject: Miss Kites and Red Crossbill in MWC
Date: Tue May 22 2018 20:43 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Nadine and I heard and saw one Red Crossbill on Sunday evening while on our bike ride in Midwest City. The
bird came out of a pine tree next to the post office and flew off to the west over the fire station and toward
City Hall.
Today, I saw a large collection of Miss Kites at the corner of NE 23rd and Midwest Blvd. they were circling and
milling about maybe 100-200 high. This wasn™t a migration kettle. I am guessing that the light winds caused
insects to gather at this layer above the ground and the kites were just taking advantage of the situation. There
was at least 30 plus kites in this area.
Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK



Subject: Re: Magnolia Warbler- Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC
Date: Tue May 22 2018 12:23 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Aren™t you the lucky one. 
Hal

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 22, 2018, at 7:21 AM, Poland, Zachary wrote:
>
> Looking at a male Magnolia Warbler right now in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Meinders Garden area on SE corner of water feature.
>
> ZAP
>
> Sent from my mobile device.



Subject: Bluebird trail walk
Date: Tue May 22 2018 9:50 am
From: hollis AT pricesrus.net
 
I awoke this morning to the song of the summer tanager.  I headed out to walk our bluebird trail walk which is roughly 1/3 mile square area with a total of 11 bluebird houses.  They are in various stages of progress.  Some starting their second clutch.  Others hatching.  Some of this year™s successful nests cleaned out.  It has been a good year so far.  All the while I was serenaded by indigo buntings, Painted buntings, Yellow billed cuckoo, white-eyed vireo, chickadees, tufted titmouse, and cardinals. Oh what a beautiful morning!  

Hollis Price
NE of Jones, OK

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Late Stillwater Migrants - Blackburnian Warbler and Alder Flycatcher
Date: Tue May 22 2018 8:59 am
From: scottrloss AT gmail.com
 
I've seen a few uncommon late spring migrants in Stillwater the last couple days, including a male Blackburnian Warbler that has been singing from the same yard for two mornings in a row (along Orchard St. between 4th and 5th streets) and at least one Alder Flycatcher at Boomer Lake (one I originally found singing Sunday on the north side of the lake - another or the same one singing today by the playground on the southwest side).
I'm always surprised by the quality birds that can show up right after I think spring migration is over!

Scott Loss
Stillwater



Subject: Magnolia Warbler- Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC
Date: Tue May 22 2018 7:21 am
From: zpoland AT okstate.edu
 
Looking at a male Magnolia Warbler right now in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Meinders Garden area on SE corner of water feature.

ZAP

Sent from my mobile device.



Subject: Birding on Private Property
Date: Mon May 21 2018 19:58 pm
From: johnkennington AT gmail.com
 
I just want to remind birders (and photographers) everywhere to be sure to respect private propertyrights. Please assume property if private unless you know it is publicor have explicit permission to be on the land.
We have recently had complaints from a landowner at the Bixby Sod Farmsabout birders crossing his property to get closer to a Bald Eagle nest. So not only were these people trespassing, but they were likelygetting closer than they shouldto a Bald Eagle nest!
If you have arranged permissionfor yourself to access private property and you use eBirde, you might use a general location rather than a GPS location, or at least note in the comments that the location is private property.
Respecting privateproperty will assure birders continue to have a good reputation, and assure continued access to places really matter to birders.
Both new and experienced birders should review the American Birding Association's Code of Ethics, at listing.aba.org/ethics/
Here is the relevant section on this topic:

2. Respect the law, and the rights of others.2(a)Do not enter private property without the owner™s explicit permission.2(b)Follow all laws, rules, and regulations governing use of roads and public areas, both at home and abroad.2(c)Practice common courtesy in contacts with other people. Your exemplary behavior will generate goodwill with birders and non-birders alike.
John KenningtonPresident, Tulsa Audubon



Subject: Re: Adams Ranch this morning.
Date: Sun May 20 2018 12:48 pm
From: dennis.porebski AT gmail.com
 
Sounds like a great variety of shorebird species! Wish I was able to see that, but I am so glad you enjoyed it! :) Thanks for sharing!
~ Dennis ~
On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 9:18 AM, Mary Peterson <[email protected]> wrote:







Hello All,
I went up to theAdams Ranch north of Bartlesville this morning. It rained a couple inches yesterday and overnight and there were puddles all over the recently planted fields. The best place for shorebirds was just
south of the pens on the west side of the road. Highlights included:


Black-bellied Plover-8
American Golden Plover-2
Killdeer-10
Lesser Yellowlegs-1
Ruddy Turnstone-2
White-rumped Sandpiper-10+
Peeep Sp.-100+
Pectoral Sandpiper-1
Stilt Sandpiper-10
Buff-breasted Sandpiper-5
Wilson's Phalarope-2


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Adams Ranch this morning.
Date: Sun May 20 2018 9:18 am
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
I went up to theAdams Ranch north of Bartlesville this morning. It rained a couple inches yesterday and overnight and there were puddles all over the recently planted fields. The best place for shorebirds was just
south of the pens on the west side of the road. Highlights included:


Black-bellied Plover-8
American Golden Plover-2
Killdeer-10
Lesser Yellowlegs-1
Ruddy Turnstone-2
White-rumped Sandpiper-10+
Peeep Sp.-100+
Pectoral Sandpiper-1
Stilt Sandpiper-10
Buff-breasted Sandpiper-5
Wilson's Phalarope-2


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-18-2018
Date: Fri May 18 2018 15:21 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
Melinda Droege and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to just beyond the tanks and back. It was clear, with little wind. There were still a few migrants. Highlights
included:


Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-1
Alder Flycatcher-1
Least Flycatcher-2
Northern Parula-2
American Redstart-1
Prothonotary Warbler-1
Mourning Warbler-1
Common Yellowthroat-1
Wilson's Warbler-1
Chipping Sparrow-1


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Lake Yahola on 5-17-2018
Date: Thu May 17 2018 23:20 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
Mary and I stopped briefly before the Drillers gameby the monument at Lake Yahola in Tulsa. Winds were light and about 6 of the rock bars were exposed. There were 2 least terns on the one closest to the monument
and 2 ruddy turnstones on the one furthest away. There was also a loon in winter plumage swimming on the lake.


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Panhandle Trip May 14-15
Date: Thu May 17 2018 15:25 pm
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,
Left Sunday afternoon for a brief excursion to the Black Mesa area, stopping at Salt Plains on the way (not much happening... too windy). Lot's of resident birds, not that many migrants, at least in the case of warblers, vireos, tanagers etc. There were good numbers of Audubon's Warblers and one Northern Waterthrush in the State Park. Also a few Western Wood Pewees in the area. More Blue Grosbeaks than I've ever seen in one place, foraging in flocks with American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins. Lot's of Cassin's Sparrows around, most where you would expect, but some in what I would consider marginal habitat (agricultural fields and wheat stubble). I was able to get some good audio recordings of a couple of them (one of my favorite bird songs). On Tuesday there was a raft of seven Western Grebes on Lake Etling. Thought with that number the odds would be better of a Clark's being in the mix, but not so ( got very good looks through the scope). Had a very random Lewis' Woodpecker about 1/2 mile north of the Black Mesa Nature Preserve, flying across the road from right to left towards the mesa. On the way home saw eight Burrowing Owls at the dogtown by the Keyes sewage ponds.
One non-bird highlight, a Checkered Whiptail below the dam at Lake Etling, only the second that I've seen.
Good Birding,
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK



Subject: New Red Slough photos
Date: Thu May 17 2018 14:14 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
I™ve added a lot of new photos to the Red Slough Photo gallery. Shots of bitterns, warblers, Western Kingbird (2nd record for Red Slough), orchids, Odonates, etc. See them here: http://www.pbase.com/red_sloug... ; enjoy!
David



Subject: Pretty Good Birding Day....
Date: Wed May 16 2018 23:03 pm
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,
Started out this morning at Lake Yahola with 65 Black Terns and one Least Tern. In the North Woods, a Black-Billed Cuckoo along the levee trail. One Mourning Warbler at Woodward Park, Magnolia and Canada Warblers on the Midland Valley trail at 21st. After the midday rain, found a rather late Palm Warbler at the apartment complex. Made another afternoon run to Yahola, found three Ruddy Turnstones loafing on the gravel.
Good Birding,
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Myriad Botanical Gardens, May 16, 2018
Date: Wed May 16 2018 17:19 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Larry Mays and I birded at the Myriad Gardens this morning. Not much there except the 
continuing female American Redstart and Ovenbird. A little surprising to find the two
White-throated Sparrows and the Lincoln's Sparrow.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US May 16, 2018 10:20 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Larry Mays and i birded the gardens looking for migrants.
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 4
Mallard (Domestic type) 16
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
White-winged Dove 5
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Western Kingbird 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 4
Swainson's Thrush 3
American Robin 8
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 11
Ovenbird 1 one seen well walking on the ground in the underbrush.
American Redstart 1
White-throated Sparrow 2 two seen at close range.
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Great-tailed Grackle 8
House Finch 2
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

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



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 16, 2018
Date: Wed May 16 2018 12:50 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Larry Mays and I did a little migration birding at the park this morning. We were rewarded
with several great looks at a male Mourning Warbler and a female Redstart. They both were
in a small travelling flock along Soldier Creek just east of the soccer fields.
This is the third Mourning Warbler I have seen in this park in spring in the past five
years.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK

Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US May 16, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Larry Mays and i birded the park hoping for migrants.
53 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 4
Great Egret 2
Cattle Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
Mississippi Kite 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Empidonax sp. 8
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Western Kingbird 2
Eastern Kingbird 8
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 3
White-eyed Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 6
Barn Swallow 8
Cliff Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 4
Swainson's Thrush 7
American Robin 11
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 14
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 15
Dickcissel 1
Baltimore Oriole 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Common Grackle 4
Great-tailed Grackle 4
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 12
House Sparrow 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

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



Subject: Mink at Greenleaf
Date: Wed May 16 2018 11:53 am
From: jrwinner AT suddenlink.net
 
Hello to all birders, I spotted a mink about 5 years ago at Greenleaf. Mr. Jim Harman told me they were common here. I did not report it. Guess I will look again. Happy birding to all. That;s all folks.                       Jim Winner



Subject: Free Field Day - June 16th
Date: Wed May 16 2018 10:36 am
From: prill AT ou.edu
 
Hello OK Birders!


The Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry is hosting a free Field Day on Saturday June 16th atCopperhead Ridge Registered Natural Area - 162 acres on the western edge of Pawnee County.


This is a great opportunity to visit private property that is being managed for wildlife diversity -including grassland and woodland birds, herps, and inverts. Featuring an excellent example of tallgrass prairie with an abundance of native wildflowers andgrasses.
Crosstimbers cover the slopes down to the Arkansas River floodplain. Springs and seepscan be found along the hillsides creating microhabitats that are refuge for uncommon nativeplants. Parcels of bottomland along Red Rock Creek had been cropland, but are
currentlyundergoing restoration to remove invasive plants and to reestablish native bottomlandhardwoods.


Learn more at the eventwebsite.


Hope you can join us!
Priscilla


---


Priscilla Crawford
Conservation Biologist


Oklahoma Biological Survey
Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry
University of Oklahoma


405-255-8106
[email protected]


priscillacrawford.com

biosurvey.ou.edu/oklahoma-natural-areas-registry



Subject: Re: Red Crossbills
Date: Wed May 16 2018 9:43 am
From: rfarrar2 AT me.com
 
Interesting about the Lazulis, Nancy. On May 4, we both had them (ours along with Painted and Indigo), and the two here in Newalla are still with the other buntings using ground-fed millet daily. Have your Lazulis been there daily since the 4th also?

Rick
Sent from my iPad

> On May 11, 2018, at 12:32 PM, Nancy Reed wrote:
>
> A very good yard bird day. The Red Crossbills just showed up again. Also today I have the Lazuli, Painted and Indigo Buntings
> Nancy Reed
> Norman OK
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
Date: Wed May 16 2018 9:12 am
From: sebastianpatti AT hotmail.com
 
David always seems to WEASEL his way into my heart with his tales . . . no BADGERING in any way . . . always finds a way to

FERRET his way to my "funny bone," as well!!!!


There OTTER be a law against posting silly messages like this!


P.S. . . . there is an "I" in MUSTELID!!!


˜


[email protected]
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o) 773/248-0570 (h)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)


________________________________
From: okbirds on behalf of Sandy Berger
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:00 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15

Great mink sighting. Once in a lifetime kind of thing.

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM David Arbour > wrote:

Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76 species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon turned partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot of effort to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with activity as the Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building. A great Egret was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it was playing around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic Cormorants were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the Cattle Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own heronry further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I was driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north parking area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me. Thinking it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly I realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there was something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road a once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road and grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had safely retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they couldn™t hardly walk. Here is our list for today:



Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2

Canada Goose “ 2

Wood Duck - 13

Blue-winged Teal “ 12

Pied-billed Grebe “ 2

Neotropic Cormorant - 4

Double-crested Cormorant “ 1

Anhinga “ 63

Least Bittern - 1

Great-blue Heron “ 3

Great Egret “ 25

Snowy Egret “ 15

Little-blue Heron “ 1

Cattle Egret - 332

Green Heron “ 4

White-faced Ibis - 3

Black Vulture - 10

Turkey Vulture “ 17

Mississippi Kite - 142

Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1

King Rail “ 1

Sora - 1

Purple Gallinule - 20

Common Gallinule “ 40

American Coot “ 10

Killdeer - 2

Spotted Sandpiper “ 1

Least Sandpiper “ 2

White-rumped Sandpiper “ 34

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7

Pectoral Sandpiper “ 31

Wilson™s Phalarope “ 2

Black Tern - 600

Mourning Dove “ 3

Great-horned Owl - 1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11

Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 1

Downy Woodpecker “ 1

Pileated Woodpecker “ 1

Eastern Phoebe “ 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1

Willow Flycatcher “ 1

Least Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird “ 4

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1

White-eyed Vireo “ 7

Bell™s Vireo - 4

Red-eyed Vireo “ 1

Blue Jay - 3

American Crow “ 1

Fish Crow “ 4

Purple Martin - 4

Tree Swallow “ 11

Cliff Swallow - 9

Barn Swallow “ 7

Carolina Chickadee “ 2

Tufted Titmouse “ 2

Carolina Wren “ 9

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 8

Northern Mockingbird “ 4

Cedar Waxwing “ 23

Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1

Prothonotary Warbler “ 14

Common Yellowthroat “ 14

Yellow-breasted Chat - 7

Eastern Towhee “ 3

Savannah Sparrow - 1

Northern Cardinal “ 20

Indigo Bunting “ 11

Painted Bunting - 11

Dickcissel - 21

Red-winged Blackbird “ 26

Eastern Meadowlark - 1

Common Grackle “ 8

Brown-headed Cowbird “ 4

Orchard Oriole - 3





Odonates:



Fragile Forktail

Elegant Spreadwing

Swamp Darner

Regal Darner

Baskettail species

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Striped Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags







Herps:



Red-eared Slider

Diamond-backed Watersnake

Green Treefrog

Blanchard™s Cricket Frog

Bronze Frog

Bullfrog







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
Date: Wed May 16 2018 7:57 am
From: zdufran AT gmail.com
 
David, that's a great sighting!
I have also seen minks at Lake Hefner. It was March 10 of this year. There were two and they were frolicking on the rock jetty just to the east of the marina (south side of the lake). I captured some blurry, long-distance photos and one, nice close-up of a face peeking out of the rocks.https://flic.kr/p/24Zs7Pwyyzps...
I was not aware that there were wild minks in Oklahoma, but sure enough, we're clearly in their range.
Zach DuFranNorman, OK

On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 7:08 AM, Harold A. Yocum <[email protected]> wrote:
Great sighting-right place right time! I have seen an adult mink twice here in OKC. Both were in and around the north end of Lake Hefner along or near the damn. Both times I was birding and walking along the damn so that I could observe the birds and ducks, etc. right along the waters edge. The mink were seen moving along the rocks just above the water.Hal Yocum

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On May 16, 2018, at 6:00 AM, Sandy Berger <[email protected]> wrote:

Great mink sighting. Once in a lifetime kind of thing.
On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM David Arbour <[email protected]> wrote:
Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76 species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon turned partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot of effort to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with activity as the Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building. A great Egret was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it was playing around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic Cormorants were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the Cattle Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own heronry further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I was driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north parking area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me. Thinking it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly I realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there was something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road a once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road and grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had safely retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they couldn™t hardly walk. Here is our list for today:Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2Canada Goose “ 2Wood Duck - 13Blue-winged Teal “ 12Pied-billed Grebe “ 2Neotropic Cormorant - 4Double-crested Cormorant “ 1Anhinga “ 63Least Bittern - 1Great-blue Heron “ 3Great Egret “ 25Snowy Egret “ 15Little-blue Heron “ 1Cattle Egret - 332Green Heron “ 4White-faced Ibis - 3Black Vulture - 10Turkey Vulture “ 17Mississippi Kite - 142Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1King Rail “ 1Sora - 1Purple Gallinule - 20Common Gallinule “ 40American Coot “ 10Killdeer - 2Spotted Sandpiper “ 1Least Sandpiper “ 2White-rumped Sandpiper “ 34Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7Pectoral Sandpiper “ 31Wilson™s Phalarope “ 2Black Tern - 600Mourning Dove “ 3Great-horned Owl - 1Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 1Downy Woodpecker “ 1Pileated Woodpecker “ 1Eastern Phoebe “ 3Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1Willow Flycatcher “ 1Least Flycatcher - 1Eastern Kingbird “ 4Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1White-eyed Vireo “ 7Bell™s Vireo - 4Red-eyed Vireo “ 1Blue Jay - 3American Crow “ 1Fish Crow “ 4Purple Martin - 4Tree Swallow “ 11Cliff Swallow - 9Barn Swallow “ 7Carolina Chickadee “ 2Tufted Titmouse “ 2Carolina Wren “ 9Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 8Northern Mockingbird “ 4Cedar Waxwing “ 23Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1Prothonotary Warbler “ 14Common Yellowthroat “ 14Yellow-breasted Chat - 7Eastern Towhee “ 3Savannah Sparrow - 1Northern Cardinal “ 20Indigo Bunting “ 11Painted Bunting - 11Dickcissel - 21Red-winged Blackbird “ 26Eastern Meadowlark - 1Common Grackle “ 8Brown-headed Cowbird “ 4Orchard Oriole - 3Odonates:Fragile ForktailElegant SpreadwingSwamp DarnerRegal DarnerBaskettail speciesEastern PondhawkSlaty SkimmerBlue DasherSpot-winged GliderStriped SaddlebagsBlack SaddlebagsHerps:Red-eared SliderDiamond-backed WatersnakeGreen TreefrogBlanchard™s Cricket Frog Bronze FrogBullfrog Good birding!David ArbourDe Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
Date: Wed May 16 2018 7:08 am
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Great sighting-right place right time! I have seen an adult mink twice here in OKC. Both were in and around the north end of Lake Hefner along or near the damn. Both times I was birding and walking along the damn so that I could observe the birds and ducks, etc. right along the waters edge. The mink were seen moving along the rocks just above the water.Hal Yocum

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On May 16, 2018, at 6:00 AM, Sandy Berger <[email protected]> wrote:

Great mink sighting. Once in a lifetime kind of thing.
On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM David Arbour <[email protected]> wrote:
Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76 species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon turned partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot of effort to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with activity as the Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building. A great Egret was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it was playing around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic Cormorants were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the Cattle Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own heronry further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I was driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north parking area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me. Thinking it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly I realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there was something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road a once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road and grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had safely retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they couldn™t hardly walk. Here is our list for today:Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2Canada Goose “ 2Wood Duck - 13Blue-winged Teal “ 12Pied-billed Grebe “ 2Neotropic Cormorant - 4Double-crested Cormorant “ 1Anhinga “ 63Least Bittern - 1Great-blue Heron “ 3Great Egret “ 25Snowy Egret “ 15Little-blue Heron “ 1Cattle Egret - 332Green Heron “ 4White-faced Ibis - 3Black Vulture - 10Turkey Vulture “ 17Mississippi Kite - 142Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1King Rail “ 1Sora - 1Purple Gallinule - 20Common Gallinule “ 40American Coot “ 10Killdeer - 2Spotted Sandpiper “ 1Least Sandpiper “ 2White-rumped Sandpiper “ 34Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7Pectoral Sandpiper “ 31Wilson™s Phalarope “ 2Black Tern - 600Mourning Dove “ 3Great-horned Owl - 1Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 1Downy Woodpecker “ 1Pileated Woodpecker “ 1Eastern Phoebe “ 3Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1Willow Flycatcher “ 1Least Flycatcher - 1Eastern Kingbird “ 4Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1White-eyed Vireo “ 7Bell™s Vireo - 4Red-eyed Vireo “ 1Blue Jay - 3American Crow “ 1Fish Crow “ 4Purple Martin - 4Tree Swallow “ 11Cliff Swallow - 9Barn Swallow “ 7Carolina Chickadee “ 2Tufted Titmouse “ 2Carolina Wren “ 9Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 8Northern Mockingbird “ 4Cedar Waxwing “ 23Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1Prothonotary Warbler “ 14Common Yellowthroat “ 14Yellow-breasted Chat - 7Eastern Towhee “ 3Savannah Sparrow - 1Northern Cardinal “ 20Indigo Bunting “ 11Painted Bunting - 11Dickcissel - 21Red-winged Blackbird “ 26Eastern Meadowlark - 1Common Grackle “ 8Brown-headed Cowbird “ 4Orchard Oriole - 3Odonates:Fragile ForktailElegant SpreadwingSwamp DarnerRegal DarnerBaskettail speciesEastern PondhawkSlaty SkimmerBlue DasherSpot-winged GliderStriped SaddlebagsBlack SaddlebagsHerps:Red-eared SliderDiamond-backed WatersnakeGreen TreefrogBlanchard™s Cricket Frog Bronze FrogBullfrog Good birding!David ArbourDe Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
Date: Wed May 16 2018 6:01 am
From: sndbrgr AT gmail.com
 
Great mink sighting. Once in a lifetime kind of thing.
On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 11:52 PM David Arbour <[email protected]> wrote:
Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76 species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon turned partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot of effort to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with activity as the Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building. A great Egret was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it was playing around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic Cormorants were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the Cattle Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own heronry further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I was driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north parking area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me. Thinking it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly I realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there was something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road a once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road and grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had safely retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they couldn™t hardly walk. Here is our list for today:Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2Canada Goose “ 2Wood Duck - 13Blue-winged Teal “ 12Pied-billed Grebe “ 2Neotropic Cormorant - 4Double-crested Cormorant “ 1Anhinga “ 63Least Bittern - 1Great-blue Heron “ 3Great Egret “ 25Snowy Egret “ 15Little-blue Heron “ 1Cattle Egret - 332Green Heron “ 4White-faced Ibis - 3Black Vulture - 10Turkey Vulture “ 17Mississippi Kite - 142Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1King Rail “ 1Sora - 1Purple Gallinule - 20Common Gallinule “ 40American Coot “ 10Killdeer - 2Spotted Sandpiper “ 1Least Sandpiper “ 2White-rumped Sandpiper “ 34Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7Pectoral Sandpiper “ 31Wilson™s Phalarope “ 2Black Tern - 600Mourning Dove “ 3Great-horned Owl - 1Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 1Downy Woodpecker “ 1Pileated Woodpecker “ 1Eastern Phoebe “ 3Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1Willow Flycatcher “ 1Least Flycatcher - 1Eastern Kingbird “ 4Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1White-eyed Vireo “ 7Bell™s Vireo - 4Red-eyed Vireo “ 1Blue Jay - 3American Crow “ 1Fish Crow “ 4Purple Martin - 4Tree Swallow “ 11Cliff Swallow - 9Barn Swallow “ 7Carolina Chickadee “ 2Tufted Titmouse “ 2Carolina Wren “ 9Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 8Northern Mockingbird “ 4Cedar Waxwing “ 23Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1Prothonotary Warbler “ 14Common Yellowthroat “ 14Yellow-breasted Chat - 7Eastern Towhee “ 3Savannah Sparrow - 1Northern Cardinal “ 20Indigo Bunting “ 11Painted Bunting - 11Dickcissel - 21Red-winged Blackbird “ 26Eastern Meadowlark - 1Common Grackle “ 8Brown-headed Cowbird “ 4Orchard Oriole - 3Odonates:Fragile ForktailElegant SpreadwingSwamp DarnerRegal DarnerBaskettail speciesEastern PondhawkSlaty SkimmerBlue DasherSpot-winged GliderStriped SaddlebagsBlack SaddlebagsHerps:Red-eared SliderDiamond-backed WatersnakeGreen TreefrogBlanchard™s Cricket Frog Bronze FrogBullfrog Good birding!David ArbourDe Queen, AR



Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 15
Date: Tue May 15 2018 23:52 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
Ford Hendershot and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 76 species. The weather started off rainy, overcast, and mild, but soon turned partly cloudy and hot. Very few migrants were found despite a lot of effort to find some. The heronry on Pintail Lake was a buzz with activity as the Cattle egrets were busy carrying sticks and nest building. A great Egret was also apparently trying to build a nest in there too as it was playing around with a stick in its bill. The Anhingas and Neotropic Cormorants were busy incubating eggs and watching their new neighbors, the Cattle Egrets, move in around them. Green Herons, who have their own heronry further back on the lake, kept streaming back and forth as well. I was driving up Red Slough Road from the middle parking area to the north parking area when I noticed something dark moving in the road ahead of me. Thinking it was probably another turtle I prepared to pass it when suddenly I realized it was a mink carrying something in its mouth. And also there was something else in the road beside it. I stopped quickly and the mink dropped what I now recognized was a baby mink and ran on across the road without it. I quickly backed up a little ways to give her some room. The other object in the road was also a baby mink and I quickly spotted another at the road edge. How she ended up with all 3 of these babies in the road a once I have no idea. But as I watched she came back out into the road and grabbed each baby one at a time and carried it off into the tall grass beside a bridge. She made 3 trips back across the road until she had safely retrieved all her young. The young minks were so tiny that they couldn™t hardly walk. Here is our list for today:
Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2
Canada Goose “ 2
Wood Duck - 13
Blue-winged Teal “ 12
Pied-billed Grebe “ 2
Neotropic Cormorant - 4
Double-crested Cormorant “ 1
Anhinga “ 63
Least Bittern - 1
Great-blue Heron “ 3
Great Egret “ 25
Snowy Egret “ 15
Little-blue Heron “ 1
Cattle Egret - 332
Green Heron “ 4
White-faced Ibis - 3
Black Vulture - 10
Turkey Vulture “ 17
Mississippi Kite - 142
Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1
King Rail “ 1
Sora - 1
Purple Gallinule - 20Common Gallinule “ 40
American Coot “ 10
Killdeer - 2
Spotted Sandpiper “ 1
Least Sandpiper “ 2
White-rumped Sandpiper “ 34
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 7
Pectoral Sandpiper “ 31
Wilson™s Phalarope “ 2
Black Tern - 600Mourning Dove “ 3
Great-horned Owl - 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 11
Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 1
Downy Woodpecker “ 1
Pileated Woodpecker “ 1
Eastern Phoebe “ 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
Willow Flycatcher “ 1
Least Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Kingbird “ 4
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1
White-eyed Vireo “ 7
Bell™s Vireo - 4
Red-eyed Vireo “ 1
Blue Jay - 3
American Crow “ 1
Fish Crow “ 4
Purple Martin - 4
Tree Swallow “ 11
Cliff Swallow - 9
Barn Swallow “ 7
Carolina Chickadee “ 2
Tufted Titmouse “ 2
Carolina Wren “ 9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 8
Northern Mockingbird “ 4
Cedar Waxwing “ 23
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Prothonotary Warbler “ 14
Common Yellowthroat “ 14
Yellow-breasted Chat - 7
Eastern Towhee “ 3
Savannah Sparrow - 1
Northern Cardinal “ 20
Indigo Bunting “ 11
Painted Bunting - 11
Dickcissel - 21
Red-winged Blackbird “ 26
Eastern Meadowlark - 1
Common Grackle “ 8
Brown-headed Cowbird “ 4
Orchard Oriole - 3
Odonates:Fragile Forktail
Elegant Spreadwing
Swamp Darner
Regal Darner
Baskettail species
Eastern Pondhawk
Slaty Skimmer
Blue Dasher
Spot-winged Glider
Striped Saddlebags
Black Saddlebags
Herps:Red-eared Slider
Diamond-backed Watersnake
Green Treefrog
Blanchard™s Cricket Frog
Bronze Frog
Bullfrog
Good birding!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018
Date: Tue May 15 2018 22:19 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
I walked in about 7:30 am after stopping at the monument at Lake Yahola. I heard this bird about 10 times.



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Humphrey, Todd <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:15 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018




Hey Mark just curious. Can you share what time you were in the North Woods. Also, was your Alder a visual ID or based on song, or both???



From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU]
On Behalf Of Mary Peterson
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:53 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018




Hello All,
I went down to northern Tulsa County this morning, stopping at the 56th street sod farms, Lake Yahola and Oxley North Woods. The winds were light and it was mostly cloudy. Highlights included:

American Avocet-1 at Lake Yahola
Solitary Sandpiper-2 at 56th St. sod farms
Spotted Sandpiper-10+ at Lake Yahola
Pectoral Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms
Buff-breasted Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms
Bonaparte's Gull-3 at Lake Yahola
Black Tern-5 at Lake Yahola
Alder Flycatcher-1 at Oxley North Woods
Least Flycatcher-2 at Oxley North Woods
Loggerhead Shrike-1 about 1/2 mile east of Highway 75 on 156th St. north
Northern Parula-1 at Oxley North Woods
Yellow Warbler-4 at Oxley North Woods
American Redstart-2 at Oxley North Woods
Mourning Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods
Common Yellowthroat-4 at Oxley North Woods
Wilson's Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods

Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Re: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018
Date: Tue May 15 2018 13:15 pm
From: Todd.Humphrey AT jenksps.org
 
Hey Mark just curious. Can you share what time you were in the North Woods. Also, was your Alder a visual ID or based on song, or both???




From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU]
On Behalf Of Mary Peterson
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:53 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018





Hello All,

I went down to northern Tulsa County this morning, stopping at the 56th street sod farms, Lake Yahola and Oxley North Woods. The winds were light and it was mostly cloudy. Highlights included:


American Avocet-1 at Lake Yahola

Solitary Sandpiper-2 at 56th St. sod farms

Spotted Sandpiper-10+ at Lake Yahola

Pectoral Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms

Buff-breasted Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms

Bonaparte's Gull-3 at Lake Yahola

Black Tern-5 at Lake Yahola

Alder Flycatcher-1 at Oxley North Woods

Least Flycatcher-2 at Oxley North Woods

Loggerhead Shrike-1 about 1/2 mile east of Highway 75 on 156th St. north

Northern Parula-1 at Oxley North Woods

Yellow Warbler-4 at Oxley North Woods

American Redstart-2 at Oxley North Woods

Mourning Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods

Common Yellowthroat-4 at Oxley North Woods

Wilson's Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Northern Tulsa County on 5-16-2018
Date: Tue May 15 2018 11:53 am
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
I went down to northern Tulsa County this morning, stopping at the 56th street sod farms, Lake Yahola and Oxley North Woods. The winds were light and it was mostly cloudy. Highlights included:


American Avocet-1 at Lake Yahola
Solitary Sandpiper-2 at 56th St. sod farms
Spotted Sandpiper-10+ at Lake Yahola
Pectoral Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms
Buff-breasted Sandpiper-1 at 56th St. sod farms
Bonaparte's Gull-3 at Lake Yahola
Black Tern-5 at Lake Yahola
Alder Flycatcher-1 at Oxley North Woods
Least Flycatcher-2 at Oxley North Woods
Loggerhead Shrike-1 about 1/2 mile east of Highway 75 on 156th St. north
Northern Parula-1 at Oxley North Woods
Yellow Warbler-4 at Oxley North Woods
American Redstart-2 at Oxley North Woods
Mourning Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods
Common Yellowthroat-4 at Oxley North Woods
Wilson's Warbler-1 at Oxley North Woods


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Tulsa Birders
Date: Mon May 14 2018 22:57 pm
From: jo.loyd AT sbcglobal.net
 
The Tuesday Morning Birders are now meeting at 7:30 at LaFortune Park during the summer months. If you have questions, please contact me offline. Thanks.
Jo Loyd



Subject: On Jenkins this morning
Date: Mon May 14 2018 14:24 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
Black Vulture, Orchard Oriole, Common Night hawk, and a couple of Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Yesterday I saw (Blossom flushed a Sora) and last Thursday a Bobolink which I forgot to mention.
D.



Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-14-2018
Date: Mon May 14 2018 9:52 am
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to almost to the bridge and back. It was partly cloudy with light winds. The best area this morning was along the trail to the pond
by the high school. Yellow-billed cuckoos and orioles were on the move this morning. Highlights included:


Yellow-billed cuckoo-10+
Northern Parula-3
Chestnut-sided Warbler-1
Yellow-throated Warbler-2
American Redstart-1
Prothonotary Warbler-3
Louisiana Waterthrush-1
Mourning Warbler-2
Orchard Oriole-5
Baltimore Oriole-10+


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
Date: Sun May 13 2018 18:43 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
She did make it fly.
On May 13, 2018 6:42 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <[email protected]> wrote:
You've been a big part of past OKC Audubon field trips down on Jenkins Dick so I think we should add your two good quality birds to our list as long as Blossom didn't catch the rail :)
nrk

On Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:29 PM, Richrd Gunn <[email protected]> wrote:


I got a couple of cuckoos on Jenkins a little earlier in the day and a sora on Potts land to the east.On May 13, 2018 5:31 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <[email protected]> wrote:Standing in line at the grocery store a few minutes ago I suddenly realized that I had inadvertently omitted Red-headed Woodpecker from our trip list on Saturday. I edited the list below and for now we have 66 species.nrk On Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:37 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <[email protected]> wrote: On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00. We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However, everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a week ago.Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along the Blue River. Here is the complete list:Great Blue Heron (2)Canada Goose (1)Wild Turkey (1)Black Vulture (5)Turkey Vulture (2)Mississippi Kite (7)Red-shouldered Hawk (1)Red-tailed Hawk (1)Killdeer (1)Mourning Dove (5)Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)Chimney Swift (3)Belted Kingfisher (1)Red-headed Woodpecker (2)Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)Hairy Woodpecker (2)Downy Woodpecker (1)Least Flycatcher (3)Empidonax sp. (2)Pileated Woodpecker (1)Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)Great Crested Flycatcher (7)Western Kingbird (4)Eastern Kingbird (3)Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)American Crow (5)Fish Crow (6)Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)Purple Martin (3)Barn Swallow (2)Cliff Swallow (8)Loggerhead Shrike (1)Bell's Vireo (1)White-eyed Vireo (2)Red-eyed Vireo (3)Blue Jay (6)Carolina Chickadee (3)Tuften Titmouse (4)White-breasted Nuthatch (2)Carolina Wren (6)Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)Eastern Bluebird (4)Swainson's Thrush (2)American Robin (3)Northern Mockingbird (2)European Starling (9)Cedar Waxwing (12)Prothonotary Warbler (2)Kentucky Warbler (1)Black-and-white Warbler (1)Northern Parula (4)Yellow-throated Warbler (2)Yellow Warbler (2)Grasshopper Sparrow (1)Summer Tanager (1)Northern Cardinal (7)Blue Grosbeak (6)Indigo Bunting (9)Painted Bunting (7)Dickcissel (13)Eastern Meadowlark (3)Great-tailed Grackle (2)Orchard Oriole (3)Baltimore Oriole (1)Brown-headed Cowbird (7)House Finch (9)American Goldfinch (29)nrkNorman, OK



Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
Date: Sun May 13 2018 18:42 pm
From: nrkuhnert AT sbcglobal.net
 
You've been a big part of past OKC Audubon field trips down on Jenkins Dick so I think we should add your two good quality birds to our list as long as Blossom didn't catch the rail :)
nrk

On Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:29 PM, Richrd Gunn <[email protected]> wrote:


I got a couple of cuckoos on Jenkins a little earlier in the day and a sora on Potts land to the east.On May 13, 2018 5:31 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <[email protected]> wrote:Standing in line at the grocery store a few minutes ago I suddenly realized that I had inadvertently omitted Red-headed Woodpecker from our trip list on Saturday. I edited the list below and for now we have 66 species.nrk On Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:37 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <[email protected]> wrote: On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00. We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However, everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a week ago.Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along the Blue River. Here is the complete list:Great Blue Heron (2)Canada Goose (1)Wild Turkey (1)Black Vulture (5)Turkey Vulture (2)Mississippi Kite (7)Red-shouldered Hawk (1)Red-tailed Hawk (1)Killdeer (1)Mourning Dove (5)Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)Chimney Swift (3)Belted Kingfisher (1)Red-headed Woodpecker (2)Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)Hairy Woodpecker (2)Downy Woodpecker (1)Least Flycatcher (3)Empidonax sp. (2)Pileated Woodpecker (1)Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)Great Crested Flycatcher (7)Western Kingbird (4)Eastern Kingbird (3)Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)American Crow (5)Fish Crow (6)Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)Purple Martin (3)Barn Swallow (2)Cliff Swallow (8)Loggerhead Shrike (1)Bell's Vireo (1)White-eyed Vireo (2)Red-eyed Vireo (3)Blue Jay (6)Carolina Chickadee (3)Tuften Titmouse (4)White-breasted Nuthatch (2)Carolina Wren (6)Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)Eastern Bluebird (4)Swainson's Thrush (2)American Robin (3)Northern Mockingbird (2)European Starling (9)Cedar Waxwing (12)Prothonotary Warbler (2)Kentucky Warbler (1)Black-and-white Warbler (1)Northern Parula (4)Yellow-throated Warbler (2)Yellow Warbler (2)Grasshopper Sparrow (1)Summer Tanager (1)Northern Cardinal (7)Blue Grosbeak (6)Indigo Bunting (9)Painted Bunting (7)Dickcissel (13)Eastern Meadowlark (3)Great-tailed Grackle (2)Orchard Oriole (3)Baltimore Oriole (1)Brown-headed Cowbird (7)House Finch (9)American Goldfinch (29)nrkNorman, OK



Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
Date: Sun May 13 2018 18:29 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
I got a couple of cuckoos on Jenkins a little earlier in the day and a sora on Potts land to the east.
On May 13, 2018 5:31 PM, "NATHAN KUHNERT" <[email protected]> wrote:
Standing in line at the grocery store a few minutes ago I suddenly realized that I had inadvertently omitted Red-headed Woodpecker from our trip list on Saturday. I edited the list below and for now we have 66 species.
nrk

On Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:37 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <[email protected]> wrote:


On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00. We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However, everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.
Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a week ago.
Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along the Blue River. Here is the complete list:
Great Blue Heron (2)Canada Goose (1)Wild Turkey (1)Black Vulture (5)Turkey Vulture (2)Mississippi Kite (7)Red-shouldered Hawk (1)Red-tailed Hawk (1)Killdeer (1)Mourning Dove (5)Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)Chimney Swift (3)Belted Kingfisher (1)Red-headed Woodpecker (2)Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)Hairy Woodpecker (2)Downy Woodpecker (1)Least Flycatcher (3)Empidonax sp. (2)Pileated Woodpecker (1)Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)Great Crested Flycatcher (7)Western Kingbird (4)Eastern Kingbird (3)Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)American Crow (5)Fish Crow (6)Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)Purple Martin (3)Barn Swallow (2)Cliff Swallow (8)Loggerhead Shrike (1)Bell's Vireo (1)White-eyed Vireo (2)Red-eyed Vireo (3)Blue Jay (6)Carolina Chickadee (3)Tuften Titmouse (4)White-breasted Nuthatch (2)Carolina Wren (6)Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)Eastern Bluebird (4)Swainson's Thrush (2)American Robin (3)Northern Mockingbird (2)European Starling (9)Cedar Waxwing (12)Prothonotary Warbler (2)Kentucky Warbler (1)Black-and-white Warbler (1)Northern Parula (4)Yellow-throated Warbler (2)Yellow Warbler (2)Grasshopper Sparrow (1)Summer Tanager (1)Northern Cardinal (7)Blue Grosbeak (6)Indigo Bunting (9)Painted Bunting (7)Dickcissel (13)Eastern Meadowlark (3)Great-tailed Grackle (2)Orchard Oriole (3)Baltimore Oriole (1)Brown-headed Cowbird (7)House Finch (9)American Goldfinch (29)
nrkNorman, OK



Subject: Re: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
Date: Sun May 13 2018 17:31 pm
From: nrkuhnert AT sbcglobal.net
 
Standing in line at the grocery store a few minutes ago I suddenly realized that I had inadvertently omitted Red-headed Woodpecker from our trip list on Saturday. I edited the list below and for now we have 66 species.
nrk

On Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:37 PM, NATHAN KUHNERT <[email protected]> wrote:


On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00. We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However, everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.
Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a week ago.
Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along the Blue River. Here is the complete list:
Great Blue Heron (2)Canada Goose (1)Wild Turkey (1)Black Vulture (5)Turkey Vulture (2)Mississippi Kite (7)Red-shouldered Hawk (1)Red-tailed Hawk (1)Killdeer (1)Mourning Dove (5)Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)Chimney Swift (3)Belted Kingfisher (1)Red-headed Woodpecker (2)Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)Hairy Woodpecker (2)Downy Woodpecker (1)Least Flycatcher (3)Empidonax sp. (2)Pileated Woodpecker (1)Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)Great Crested Flycatcher (7)Western Kingbird (4)Eastern Kingbird (3)Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)American Crow (5)Fish Crow (6)Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)Purple Martin (3)Barn Swallow (2)Cliff Swallow (8)Loggerhead Shrike (1)Bell's Vireo (1)White-eyed Vireo (2)Red-eyed Vireo (3)Blue Jay (6)Carolina Chickadee (3)Tuften Titmouse (4)White-breasted Nuthatch (2)Carolina Wren (6)Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)Eastern Bluebird (4)Swainson's Thrush (2)American Robin (3)Northern Mockingbird (2)European Starling (9)Cedar Waxwing (12)Prothonotary Warbler (2)Kentucky Warbler (1)Black-and-white Warbler (1)Northern Parula (4)Yellow-throated Warbler (2)Yellow Warbler (2)Grasshopper Sparrow (1)Summer Tanager (1)Northern Cardinal (7)Blue Grosbeak (6)Indigo Bunting (9)Painted Bunting (7)Dickcissel (13)Eastern Meadowlark (3)Great-tailed Grackle (2)Orchard Oriole (3)Baltimore Oriole (1)Brown-headed Cowbird (7)House Finch (9)American Goldfinch (29)
nrkNorman, OK



Subject: phoebe
Date: Sun May 13 2018 15:46 pm
From: blnllaval AT windstream.net
 
I™ve been posting about the phoebe™s nest on my front porch.  Well they have been successful, in raising one..........................cow bird.  Sad, but better luck next time!

Bob LAVAL
Heavener

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Subject: OKC Audubon - East Norman Field Trip, May 12, 2018
Date: Sun May 13 2018 15:37 pm
From: nrkuhnert AT sbcglobal.net
 
On Saturday morning, May 12th, eleven birders gathered in Norman for a nice casual field trip that lasted approximately from 8:30 to about 1:00. We focused most of our efforts along the south end of Jenkins, 168th Street and Lake Thunderbird South Dam. Sustained southerly winds of 20 mph made it a bit difficult and the consensus was that things were a bit slow. However, everyone still appreciated the variety we did find and we managed to tally about 65 species. We also stopped to rescue a three-toed box turtle that had gotten hit on highway 9 and we took it to WildCare in Noble.
Perhaps the most noteworthy bird was the one Loggerhead Shrike we spotted along highway 9 on the way out to Little Axe. There were no cuckoos that called out and a lot of the migratory warblers had cleared out from just a week ago.
Although we missed the Acadian Flycatcher, we found more Black Vultures and Fish Crows than Turkey Vultures and American Crows, respectively and we logged the ever-reliable Yellow-throatred Warblers. If I'd had seen this list 10 years ago, I might have guessed that we birded somewhere down along the Blue River. Here is the complete list:
Great blue Heron (2)Canada Goose (1)Wild Turkey (1)Black Vulture (5)Turkey Vulture (2)Mississippi Kite (7)Red-shouldered Hawk (1)Red-tailed Hawk (1)Killdeer (1)Mourning Dove (5)Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)Chimney Swift (3)Belted Kingfisher (1)Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)Hairy Woodpecker (2)Downy Woodpecker (1)Least Flycatcher (3)Empidonax sp. (2)Pileated Woodpecker (1)Eastern Wood-Pewee (3)Great Crested Flycatcher (7)Western Kingbird (4)Eastern Kingbird (3)Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (8)American Crow (5)Fish Crow (6)Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)Purple Martin (3)Barn Swallow (2)Cliff Swallow (8)Loggerhead Shrike (1)Bell's Vireo (1)White-eyed Vireo (2)Red-eyed Vireo (3)Blue Jay (6)Carolina Chickadee (3)Tuften Titmouse (4)White-breasted Nuthatch (2)Carolina Wren (6)Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (7)Eastern Bluebird (4)Swainson's Thrush (2)American Robin (3)Northern Mockingbird (2)European Starling (9)Cedar Waxwing (12)Prothonotary Warbler (2)Kentucky Warbler (1)Black-and-white Warbler (1)Northern Parula (4)Yellow-throated Warbler (2)Yellow Warbler (2)Grasshopper Sparrow (1)Summer Tanager (1)Northern Cardinal (7)Blue Grosbeak (6)Indigo Bunting (9)Painted Bunting (7)Dickcissel (13)Eastern Meadowlark (3)Great-tailed Grackle (2)Orchard Oriole (3)Baltimore Oriole (1)Brown-headed Cowbird (7)House Finch (9)American Goldfinch (29)
nrkNorman, OK



Subject: Saturday Migrants
Date: Sat May 12 2018 21:03 pm
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,
Started out this morning in the Oxley North Woods, not much going on, but I did see one Alder Flycatcher
At Woodward Park, American Redstart, Black-Throated Green and Magnolia Warblers.
Midland Valley trail at 21st: Mourning Warbler, one female Bay-Breasted Warbler, two Redstarts and one Wilson's Warbler.
Good Birding,
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK



Subject: Tulsa Audubon Field Trip
Date: Sat May 12 2018 15:52 pm
From: birdbrain.jim AT gmail.com
 
This morning eight birders, from Tulsa, Owasso, Bartlesville and Oklahoma City, walked Pathfinder Parkway from 7:30 to 10:30 in difficult, windy conditions, but pleasant otherwise. We finished with 33 species; best of the morning was the first bird seen, a Magnolia Warbler. Here is the complete list:
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Western Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson™s Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Prothonotary Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole



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Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - May 11
Date: Fri May 11 2018 16:34 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
It was mostly clear, warm, and very windy on the bird survey today. 79 species were found. Very few migrants seen today. Looks like we are going to have a heron rookery this year on Pintail Lake. The Anhinga/Neotropic Cormorant rookery that has been on Pintail Lake the past few years has been joined by about 300 Cattle Egrets and a few Great Egrets that appear to be going into nesting mode. Other species will probably join the rookery as well so I will be watching it closely. Here is my list for today:
Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 2
Canada Goose “ 2
Wood Duck - 8
Blue-winged Teal “ 14
Hooded Merganser “ 2
Pied-billed Grebe “ 3
Neotropic Cormorant - 10
Double-crested Cormorant “ 1
Anhinga “ 88
Great-blue Heron “ 5
Great Egret “ 30
Snowy Egret “ 17
Little-blue Heron “ 1
Cattle Egret - 300
Green Heron “ 1
Black Vulture - 10
Turkey Vulture “ 9
Mississippi Kite - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1
King Rail “ 2
Purple Gallinule - 15Common Gallinule “ 17
American Coot “ 10
Killdeer - 1
Greater Yellowlegs “ 1
Lesser Yellowlegs “ 6
Spotted Sandpiper “ 2
Least Sandpiper “ 2
White-rumped Sandpiper - 3
Pectoral Sandpiper “ 9
Wilson™s Phalarope - 1
Mourning Dove “ 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 1
Hairy Woodpecker “ 2
Acadian Flycatcher “ 1
Alder Flycatcher “ 1
Willow Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe “ 2
Great-crested Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Kingbird “ 6
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 6
White-eyed Vireo “ 11
Bell™s Vireo - 12
Warbling Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo “ 1
Blue Jay - 1
American Crow “ 3
Fish Crow “ 1
Tree Swallow “ 23
Barn Swallow “ 8
Carolina Chickadee “ 5
Tufted Titmouse “ 2
Carolina Wren “ 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 7
Gray Catbird - 1
Northern Mockingbird “ 1
Cedar Waxwing “ 6
Tennessee Warbler - 1
Yellow-throated Warbler - 2
Prairie Warbler - 1
Prothonotary Warbler “ 5
Common Yellowthroat “ 18
Yellow-breasted Chat - 13
Summer Tanager - 3
Eastern Towhee “ 3
Savannah Sparrow - 4
Lincoln™s Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow “ 1
Northern Cardinal “ 19
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting “ 18
Painted Bunting - 2
Dickcissel - 17
Red-winged Blackbird “ 23
Common Grackle “ 16
Brown-headed Cowbird “ 7
Orchard Oriole - 5
Odonates:Fragile Forktail
Common Green Darner
Prince Baskettail
Eastern Pondhawk
Painted Skimmer
Blue Dasher
Common Whitetail
Black Saddlebags
Herps:Red-eared Slider
Southern Black Racer
Broad-headed Skink
Green Treefrog
Blanchard™s Cricket Frog
Bronze Frog
Bullfrog
Good birding!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Red Crossbills
Date: Fri May 11 2018 12:32 pm
From: reednancy1717 AT gmail.com
 
A very good yard bird day. The Red Crossbills just showed up again. Also today I have the Lazuli, Painted and Indigo Buntings 
Nancy Reed
Norman OK

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Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 5-10-2018.
Date: Thu May 10 2018 14:18 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
Melinda Droege and I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning from the high school to just beyond the tanks and then up to almost to Adams and back. It was mostly cloudy with a few light showers
at times. There were more migrants this morning than there have been recently. Highlights included:


Least flycatcher-5
Swainson's Thrush-6
Golden-winged Warbler-1
Nashville Warbler-1
Northern Parula-6
Yellow Warbler-3
Yellow-throated Warbler-2
Blackpoll Warbler-1
Prothonotary Warbler-4
Ovenbird-2
Northern Waterthrush-1
Louisiana Waterthrush-1
Wilson's Warbler-1


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Myriad Gardens Downtown OKC this morning
Date: Thu May 10 2018 11:54 am
From: zpoland AT okstate.edu
 
The Myriad Migrant Trap seemed to be in full effect today. As always, Meinders Garden (NE corner) was most productive.


41 species including: Peregrine Falcon, Swainson™s Thrush, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, No. Waterthrush, KY Warbler, Am. Redstart, and Wilson™s Warbler.


https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


It™s unclear if the Ovenbird is the same one reported earlier this week. My experience with them at Myriad is they don™t typically hang around long.


In a shameless plug, I will be leading a bird walk tomorrow in the Myriad Gardens starting at 8 am. We will meet in front of the main entrance to the Crystal Bridge (i.e. south side). I hope it will be equally productive.


ZAP




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Subject: On The Way To Work
Date: Thu May 10 2018 11:26 am
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,
This morning before work, saw one Blackburnian Warbler in the Oxley North Woods. Also a Northern Waterthrush and Yellow-Billed Cuckoo.
On Lake Yahola, 37 Willets and 18 American Avocets being harassed by two adult Bald Eagles.
Good Birding,
Bill CarrellTulsa OK



Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018
Date: Thu May 10 2018 10:43 am
From: jackhurd AT live.com
 
Today I saw a brown thrasher, in my yard, first one ever (5 years). Both Brown Thrashers and Red-headed Woodpeckers have summer ranges that extend north of their year round range, perhaps these odd location birds are migrants?




John Hurd

OKC
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Jimmy Woodard <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5:49 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018



I checked the park this morning for migrants but none were found. The Redheaded Woodpeckers

were a surprise at they are not normally seen at this location.


Jimmy Woodard

Midwest City, OK



Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US May 9, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

51 species


Canada Goose 4

Mallard 2

Little Blue Heron 1

Turkey Vulture 3

Mississippi Kite 7

Cooper's Hawk 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4

Eurasian Collared-Dove 2

Mourning Dove 3

Chimney Swift 4

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Red-headed Woodpecker 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 4

Eastern Kingbird 6

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2

White-eyed Vireo 4

Warbling Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 3

Blue Jay 7

American Crow 2

Fish Crow 6

Barn Swallow 8

Carolina Chickadee 4

Tufted Titmouse 3

House Wren 1

Carolina Wren 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5

Eastern Bluebird 3

Swainson's Thrush 1

American Robin 6

Northern Mockingbird 2

European Starling 11

Louisiana Waterthrush 1

Orange-crowned Warbler 2

Yellow Warbler 2

Chipping Sparrow 10

Clay-colored Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 5

Dickcissel 2

Eastern Meadowlark 2

Baltimore Oriole 3

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

House Finch 1

American Goldfinch 8

House Sparrow 9


View this checklist online at
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


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



Subject: Bobolinks at Adams Ranch in Bartlesville???
Date: Thu May 10 2018 9:19 am
From: mbhsuzy AT sbcglobal.net
 
Has anyone been to Adams Ranch north of Bartlesville to look for bobolinks? Was thinking of going this morning, but it's been raining. If anyone does see them, please post.
Thanks,
Suzy HarrisBartlesville



Subject: Northern Tulsa County and Oxley on 5-9-2018
Date: Wed May 9 2018 21:03 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
I went down to Northern Tulsa County and Oxley north Woods and Nature Center Trails this morning. There were few birds on Lake Yahola. There were also few migrants on the trails. Highlights included:


Yellow-crowned Night-Heron-2 near Lake Sherry,
Osprey-1 chasing an immature bald eagle
Acadian Flycatcher-2 at Oxley North Woods
Ovenbird-1 at Oxley North Woods
Wilson's Warbler-2 at Oxley North Woods
Grasshopper Sparrow-1 about 1/4 mile east of the junction of Lewis and 176th Street North, south of the road.
Henslow's Sparrow-3 about 1/2 mile west of Highway 75 along 186th Street North, south of the road and 1 about 1/4 mile east of Lewis on 176th Street North, south of the road.


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Joe B. Barnes Park, May 9, 2018
Date: Wed May 9 2018 17:49 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
I checked the park this morning for migrants but none were found. The Redheaded Woodpeckers
were a surprise at they are not normally seen at this location.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Joe B. Barnes Park, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US May 9, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
51 species

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 2
Little Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Mississippi Kite 7
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 6
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 6
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 11
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 10
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Dickcissel 2
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Baltimore Oriole 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 9

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Subject: Results of Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count
Date: Wed May 9 2018 12:51 pm
From: 0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
J.T. Nickel Preserve Spring Bird Count - May 2, 2018.A total of 207 bird species thanks to our 11 wonderful volunteers!
1. Great Blue Heron2. Green Heron3. Black Vulture4. Turkey Vulture5. Canada Goose6. Bald Eagle7. Red-shouldered Hawk8. Broad-winged Hawk9. Red-tailed Hawk10. Wild Turkey11. Killdeer12. Mourning Dove13. Barred Owl14. Chimney Swift15. Ruby-throated Hummingbird16. Belted Kingfisher17. Red-headed Woodpecker18. Red-bellied Woodpecker19. Downy Woodpecker20. Hairy Woodpecker21. Pileated Woodpecker22. Eastern Wood Pewee23. Acadian Flycatcher24. Least Flycatcher25. Eastern Phoebe26. Great Crested Flycatcher27. Western Kingbird28. Eastern Kingbird29. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher30. Loggerhead Shrike31. White-eyed Vireo32. Yellow-throated Vireo33. Blue-headed Vireo34. Warbling Vireo35. Red-eyed Vireo36. Blue Jay37. American Crow38. Fish Crow39. Purple Martin40. Tree Swallow41. Northern Rough-winged Swallow42. Cliff Swallow43. Barn Swallow44. Carolina Chickadee45. Tufted Titmouse46. White-breasted Nuthatch47. Carolina Wren48. Sedge Wren49. Ruby-crowned Kinglet50. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher51. Eastern Bluebird52. Swainson™s Thrush53. Wood Thrush54. American Robin55. Gray Catbird56. Northern Mockingbird57. Brown Thrasher58. European Starling59. Cedar Waxwing60. Tennessee Warbler61. Orange-crowned Warbler62. Nashville Warbler63. Northern Parula64. Yellow Warbler65. Yellow-rumped Warbler66. Black-throated Green Warbler67. Yellow-throated Warbler68. Pine Warbler69. Prairie Warbler70. Blackpoll Warbler71. Black-and-white Warbler72. Prothonotary Warbler73. Worm-eating Warbler74. Ovenbird75. Louisiana Waterthrush76. Kentucky Warbler77. Common Yellowthroat78. Hooded Warbler79. Yellow-breasted Chat80. Golden-winged Warbler81. Blue-winged Warbler82. Summer Tanager83. Scarlet Tanager84. Eastern Towhee85. Chipping Sparrow86. Field Sparrow87. Lark Sparrow88. Savannah Sparrow89. Grasshopper Sparrow90. Lincoln™s Sparrow91. Swamp Sparrow92. White-throated Sparrow93. White-crowned Sparrow94. Northern Cardinal95. Rose-breasted Grosbeak96. Blue Grosbeak97. Indigo Bunting98. Painted Bunting99. Dickcissel100. Red-winged Blackbird101. Eastern Meadowlark102. Common Grackle103. Brown-headed Cowbird104. Orchard Oriole105. Baltimore Oriole106. House Finch107. American Goldfinch
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Mia Revels, Ph.D.Professor of BiologyNortheastern State University611 Grand Ave.Tahlequah, Oklahoma(918) [email protected]

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