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18 Aug: @ 08:43:31 Re: Brown Booby near Dover, OK [Sylvias Serpentine]
17 Aug: @ 17:44:29 Re: Brown Booby near Dover, OK [HAROLD YOCUM]
17 Aug: @ 13:34:58 Brown Booby near Dover, OK [Scott Loss]
17 Aug: @ 08:08:01 South Jenkins this week [Richrd Gunn]
16 Aug: @ 17:41:00 Costa Rica Birding Trip with my friend Dr. R. Kannan [Mia Revels]
15 Aug: @ 22:14:58 Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 15 [David Arbour]
15 Aug: @ 10:19:03 Eyes out for Cave Swallows [Scott Loss]
14 Aug: @ 21:58:06 Copan Wildlife Area on 8-14-2018 [Mary Peterson]
13 Aug: @ 15:46:38 Re: injured bird of prey [Sylvias Serpentine]
13 Aug: @ 15:35:56 Re: injured bird of prey [Jennie Brooks]
13 Aug: @ 15:29:42 Re: injured bird of prey [Susan Prescott]
13 Aug: @ 15:20:07 injured bird of prey [Jennie Brooks]
12 Aug: @ 09:15:36 Spoonbill [Bill Carrell]
12 Aug: @ 09:14:19 Purple martins at Overholser [SHARON HENTHORN]
12 Aug: @ 09:00:14 Leucistic great-tailed grackle [SHARON HENTHORN]
12 Aug: @ 07:38:00 Re: Purple Martins [Susie Ruby]
12 Aug: @ 02:52:51 Purple Martins [Mary Peterson]
11 Aug: @ 16:08:52 Re: Swallow-tailed Kite! [Brett Niland]
10 Aug: @ 21:27:22 Re: Swallow-tailed Kite! [Paul Ribitzki]
10 Aug: @ 19:22:15 Re: Cowbirds [Brett Niland]
10 Aug: @ 18:57:17 Re: WF Ibis [Melinda Droege]
10 Aug: @ 18:38:51 Roseate Spoonbill Still At Lake Sahoma [John Kennington]
10 Aug: @ 17:52:36 Re: Cowbirds [Alton Patton]
10 Aug: @ 17:40:48 Cowbirds [Cindy Cloyd]
10 Aug: @ 15:30:39 Insectivorous Birds Consume as Much Energy ad NYC [Jerry Davis]
10 Aug: @ 15:27:34 How To Protect Nest Boxes From Predators [Jerry Davis]
10 Aug: @ 14:49:47 Re: WF Ibis [Curtis, Tom]
10 Aug: @ 14:22:04 Re: WF Ibis [Bob And Nancy]
10 Aug: @ 13:34:19 Re: WF Ibis [Patricia Seibert]
10 Aug: @ 13:10:47 Re: WF Ibis [Brett Niland]
10 Aug: @ 13:09:05 Re: WF Ibis [Brett Niland]
10 Aug: @ 12:56:13 Re: WF Ibis [Patricia Seibert]
10 Aug: @ 12:54:25 Re: WF Ibis [Brett Niland]
10 Aug: @ 12:48:47 Re: WF Ibis [Lora Weber]
10 Aug: @ 12:23:32 Re: WF Ibis [Brett Niland]
10 Aug: @ 09:46:19 WF Ibis [LEWIS POND]
09 Aug: @ 20:24:54 California Condor Release Saturday Sept 22, 2018 - Public Invited [Jerry Davis]
09 Aug: @ 20:23:46 Rose Lake/ Yukon Parkway today [HAROLD YOCUM]
09 Aug: @ 19:55:10 Re: Swallow-tailed Kite! [Brett Niland]
09 Aug: @ 18:54:50 Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 8 [David Arbour]
09 Aug: @ 17:05:43 Swallow-tailed Kite! [David Arbour]
08 Aug: @ 07:44:17 Re: Spoonbill [Brandi Blankenship]
07 Aug: @ 20:50:30 Spoonbill [Jo]
06 Aug: @ 16:07:53 Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Harold A. Yocum]
06 Aug: @ 10:40:30 Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Curtis, Tom]
06 Aug: @ 10:33:27 Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Terry Mitchell]
06 Aug: @ 10:08:15 Re: Roseate Spoonbill [Curtis, Tom]
06 Aug: @ 09:27:15 Roseate Spoonbill [Terry Mitchell]
02 Aug: @ 15:20:38 OOS Fall Meeting [William Diffin]
02 Aug: @ 12:16:57 Lesser Goldfinch - again [Paul Ribitzki]





Subject: Re: Brown Booby near Dover, OK
Date: Sat Aug 18 2018 8:43 am
From: sylvias.serpentine AT gmail.com
 
Possible second sighting in Bristow!!The person who saw it called me to figure out what it was and said they looked it up and it looked like a booby. description matched, so she's trying to find it again to get a picture.Was spotted on the south side of town south of the casino


On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 5:44 PM, HAROLD YOCUM <[email protected]> wrote:



I drove up there this afternoon after viewing the Facebook post. One can see the river both east and west from the bridge which is just south of the Dolese Plant on the west side of the Route 81 as one comes from the south. Route 81 had moderately heavy traffic while I was there ( 3-4 PM). From the bridge all river views are long distance. There is some shore access on the sandy river edge on both side of the Cimarron River both to the west and to the east, but it's not continuous and some wading along the river edge would be necessary. Several of the sand pits have turn offs for parking and could be well scanned with a scope. The river edges plants to the edge are very tall and thick. I found a couple ticks once I could checkI did not see the bird, or any large dark bird flying ( except 1 great blue heron) along the river or at the 2-3 sand pit I checked. ALL sand pits and the Dolese plant are "posted"- NO TRESPASSING.The area is large east and west of the bridge along the river. SCOPES would be essential. Possibly Permission could be obtained from Dolese and other properties along the many sand pits. I would take an organised effort by a number of folks to do an adequate "scouting " of the river and the sand pits.Hal YocumOn August 17, 2018 at 2:34 PM Scott Loss <[email protected]> wrote:

All,

This has now been posted publicly on several facebook outlets, but I have not seen anything here so I am sharing in hopes that someone will be able to relocate the bird (NOTE: This is not my sighting!).

Jessica Torres, a wildlife rehabber who runs Nature's Vein in Perkins received a call/photo Thursday morning of an immature BROWN BOOBY found at the Dolese Sand Pits in Dover, OK. This sighting did not go public until a few hours ago and at that point the bird could not be relocated when Jessica went out to look (although she thinks she may have seen the bird flying over the nearby Cimarron River).

A picture of the bird (apparently taken at extremely close range by sand pit staff) and more description directly from Jessica can be found on the OOS Facebook page. Although originally thought to be injured, the bird is apparently mobile enough to elude easy detection and may have moved on from that immediate area. But this is a head's up to folks interested in searching for the bird either at the sand pits or large water bodies in the region... and I'm sure many will be interested in either successful or failed attempts to find it!

I have no further info beyond what is in this email and what is posted on the OOS page. However, it's worth stressing that most of the Dolese Sand pits are private (so no trespassing) and that there are relatively few locations to view these water bodies from the road.

Scott LossStillwater



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~Jessica TorresNaturesvein.com
Education Through InteractionWildlife Rehab and Education



Subject: Re: Brown Booby near Dover, OK
Date: Fri Aug 17 2018 17:44 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
I drove up there this afternoon after viewing the Facebook post. One can see the river both east and west from the bridge which is just south of the Dolese Plant on the west side of the Route 81 as one comes from the south. Route 81 had moderately heavy traffic while I was there ( 3-4 PM). From the bridge all river views are long distance. There is some shore access on the sandy river edge on both side of the Cimarron River both to the west and to the east, but it's not continuous and some wading along the river edge would be necessary. Several of the sand pits have turn offs for parking and could be well scanned with a scope. The river edges plants to the edge are very tall and thick. I found a couple ticks once I could checkI did not see the bird, or any large dark bird flying ( except 1 great blue heron) along the river or at the 2-3 sand pit I checked. ALL sand pits and the Dolese plant are "posted"- NO TRESPASSING.The area is large east and west of the bridge along the river. SCOPES would be essential. Possibly Permission could be obtained from Dolese and other properties along the many sand pits. I would take an organised effort by a number of folks to do an adequate "scouting " of the river and the sand pits.Hal YocumOn August 17, 2018 at 2:34 PM Scott Loss <[email protected]> wrote: 

All,

This has now been posted publicly on several facebook outlets, but I have not seen anything here so I am sharing in hopes that someone will be able to relocate the bird (NOTE: This is not my sighting!).

Jessica Torres, a wildlife rehabber who runs Nature's Vein in Perkins received a call/photo Thursday morning of an immature BROWN BOOBY found at the Dolese Sand Pits in Dover, OK. This sighting did not go public until a few hours ago and at that point the bird could not be relocated when Jessica went out to look (although she thinks she may have seen the bird flying over the nearby Cimarron River).

A picture of the bird (apparently taken at extremely close range by sand pit staff) and more description directly from Jessica can be found on the OOS Facebook page. Although originally thought to be injured, the bird is apparently mobile enough to elude easy detection and may have moved on from that immediate area. But this is a head's up to folks interested in searching for the bird either at the sand pits or large water bodies in the region... and I'm sure many will be interested in either successful or failed attempts to find it!

I have no further info beyond what is in this email and what is posted on the OOS page. However, it's worth stressing that most of the Dolese Sand pits are private (so no trespassing) and that there are relatively few locations to view these water bodies from the road.

Scott LossStillwater



Subject: Brown Booby near Dover, OK
Date: Fri Aug 17 2018 13:34 pm
From: scottrloss AT gmail.com
 
All,

This has now been posted publicly on several facebook outlets, but I have not seen anything here so I am sharing in hopes that someone will be able to relocate the bird (NOTE: This is not my sighting!).

Jessica Torres, a wildlife rehabber who runs Nature's Vein in Perkins received a call/photo Thursday morning of an immature BROWN BOOBY found at the Dolese Sand Pits in Dover, OK. This sighting did not go public until a few hours ago and at that point the bird could not be relocated when Jessica went out to look (although she thinks she may have seen the bird flying over the nearby Cimarron River).

A picture of the bird (apparently taken at extremely close range by sand pit staff) and more description directly from Jessica can be found on the OOS Facebook page. Although originally thought to be injured, the bird is apparently
mobile enough to elude easy detection and may have moved on from that immediate area. But this is a head's up to folks
interested in searching for the bird either at the sand pits or large water bodies in
the region... and I'm sure many will be interested in either successful or failed attempts to find it!

I have no further info beyond what is in this email and what is posted on the OOS page. However, it's worth stressing that most of the Dolese Sand pits are private (so no trespassing) and that there are relatively few locations to view these water bodies from the road.

Scott LossStillwater



Subject: South Jenkins this week
Date: Fri Aug 17 2018 8:08 am
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
Some migrants drifting in:Loggerhead strike, upland sandpiper, blue winged teal, solitary sandpiper, broad winged hawk

I heard a Bells vireo still singing yesterday and with the usual red eyed and white eyed.
D.



Subject: Costa Rica Birding Trip with my friend Dr. R. Kannan
Date: Thu Aug 16 2018 17:41 pm
From: 0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
Please see details below. If interested in this amazing opportunity, please respond directly to Kannan at [email protected]

Hi all,

I will lead a nature tour tonorthwestern COSTA RICAMay 26-June 3, 2019, to raise funds for the Arkansas Audubon Society Trust (AAST), in which I serve. The tour is expected to raise $1,000 or more for the trust. This relaxing family-friendly tour's cost is$1780 double occupancy for 20 participants. The tour will be organized by Costa Rica Sun Tours, which has successfully done this for the AAST in the past.
Highlights of the tour include:A visit to the famous bubbling pits of a volcano
Hiking or horseback riding to two waterfalls--Las Chorreras and Victoria
Birding in Santa Rosa National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest
Guided coffee tourNature walks in the species-rich Solimar Ranch and northwest dry forests
Boating and birding in the Bebedero River
Two nights in a tropical beach resort
Ocean kayaking and snorkeling in Chora island
See details below.If interested, please contact me giving your background in birding and nature tours, plus any health and dietary issues.

R. KannanProfessor of BiologyUniversity of Arkansas--Fort Smith-----------------------------------------------------DETAILED ITINERARY May 26May 26 - 29Arrival, meet and greet, and transfer from the International Daniel Oduber Airport inLiberia(not San Jose!) to your hotel in Rincon de la Vieja, approximately 1 hour transfer.2 transfers will be provided, depending on arrival flight times. Transfers needed at different times will have to be paid additional.Tonightreceive an Orientation Briefing from your guide who will go through your next days and answer any questions. Dinnertonightincluded at the hotel. (D)3 nights accommodation at Hacienda Guachipelin. (Superior Rooms)May 27Pre-breakfast birding walk with private guide. After breakfast enjoy a private guided tour at Rincon de la Vieja National Park, entrance fee included. Visit Las Pailas, the famous bubbling mud pits created by the nearby volcano. Have lunch included at the hotel and in the afternoon enjoy a horseback Riding/hiking adventure to Las Chorreras and Victoria Waterfalls, where you can observe the amazing sites and take a swim at the refreshing waters. Includes private guide and entrance fee. Dinnertonightincluded at the hotel. (B,L,D) May 28Pre-breakfast birding walk with private guide. After breakfast,enjoy a guided tour of the Santa Rosa National Park, including entrance fee. Santa Rosa National Park was created in 1971 to commemorate and preserve a historical landmark where Costa Rican independence was won at the Battle of Santa Rosa. It is home to much local wildlife and amazing views of the dry forest and local beach. Lunch included at a local restaurant, and return to your hotel for an afternoon of birdwatching with your private guide along the grounds of the hotel. Dinnertonightincluded at a local restaurant in the town of Curuband. (B,L,D)May 29
May 29- 01Pre-breakfast birding walk with private guide.After breakfast private transfer from Rincon de la Vieja to your hotel in Monteverde. Stop en route at the Solimar Ranch for a guided tour along the ranch and wetlands. Solimar Ranch is located just south of the mouth of the Tempisque River, it is a Mecca for naturalists interested in seeing a tremendous variety of water birds and Costa Rica™s dry northwest forest. Includes private and local guide, entrance fee and lunch. Afterwards continue your way towards your hotel in Monteverde. Dinnertonighton your own at local restaurant in town. (B,L)3 nights accommodation at Trapp Family Lodge Monteverde. (Superior Room)May 30Pre-breakfast birding walk with private guide.After breakfast enjoy a private guided birding/nature hike at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the premier natural history destinations in Costa Rica. Includes entrance fee. In the afternoon enjoy an educational and cultural experience with the Finca Life Coffee Tour in Monteverde, including local guide and entrance fee. In the evening enjoy a guided night walk at Curi Cancha Reserve, including entrance fee and local guide. Curi Cancha Reserve is located in the heart of Monteverde, and protects 86 hectares (205 acres) of primary and secondary forest. Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant in town. (B)May 31Pre-breakfast birding walk with private guide. After breakfast enjoy aguided birding/nature walk at the Selvatura Suspension Bridges, including private guide and entrance fee. The Selvatura Walkways is an easy hike on a 1.7 mile cloud forest trail and suspension bridges through and above the tree tops. In the afternoon participate in an educational Bellbird Conservation Talk at the Monteverde Institute. Dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant in town. (B)Jun 01Jun 01 - 03Pre-breakfast birding walk with private guide.After breakfast private transfer with your guide and driver from Monteverde to your hotel in Carrillo Beach, Guanacaste. En route stop for a private guided boat tour along the Bebedero River in the Tempisque River basin bordering Palo Verde National Park, a great opportunity for birding and wildlife observation. Includes private guide, entrance fee and lunch. Afterwards continue to your hotel at the beach in Guanacaste. Dinner on your own at a local restaurant in town. (B,L)2 nights accommodation at Nammb Beach Resort. (Deluxe Rooms)Jun 02Pre-breakfast birding walk with private guide.Today enjoy a guided Ocean Kayak and Snorkeling tour to Chora Island. Rest of the day to enjoy birding in and around your hotel grounds and the local beach. Lunch on your own at a local restaurant andtonightenjoy a group Farewell Dinner at your hotel. (B,D)Jun 03Private Departure Transfer from your hotel in Samara to the International Airport in Liberia, approximately 2 hour transfer. Check in 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight time. (B)Arkansas Audubon Society Trust Group 2019Rates per person, based on occupancySGLDBLTPLQUAD12-13 PAX$ 2,565$ 2,055$ 1,975$ 1,93514-15 PAX$ 2,485$ 1,970$ 1,895$ 1,85016-17 PAX$ 2,425$ 1,910$ 1,835$ 1,79018-19 PAX$ 2,380$ 1,865$ 1,790$ 1,74520 PAX$ 2,290$ 1,780$ 1,705$ 1,660Rates are per person in US Dollars
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PAYMENTS AND FEES: A deposit of $350.00 per person (of which $250.00 is non-refundable) is required for confirmation beforeSeptember 30, 2018.Final payment is due in our office 60 days prior to departure. If not received the reservation may be canceled and the deposit forfeited.CANCELLATIONS:All refund requests must be received in writing by Costa Rica Sun Tours and the following fees apply in addition to any supplier charges for cancellation:
Upon receipt of deposit. $250.00 per person
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Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 15
Date: Wed Aug 15 2018 22:14 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
Ruediger & Gretl Landes and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 54 species. It was partly cloudy, warm, and very windy. The wind made finding the birds, especially the Passerines, very difficult. Here is our list for today:
Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 26
Wood Duck - 10
Mallard - 2
Blue-winged Teal - 2
Pied-billed Grebe - 4
Neotropic Cormorant - 5
Anhinga - 65
Great-blue Heron - 3
Great Egret - 14
Snowy Egret - 14
Little-blue Heron - 19
Tricolored Heron - 2
Cattle Egret - 440
Green Heron - 6
White Ibis - 16
Black Vulture - 66
Turkey Vulture - 29
Mississippi Kite - 6
Purple Gallinule - 6
Common Gallinule - 9
American Coot - 5
Killdeer - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 4
Solitary Sandpiper “ 5
Greater Yellowlegs “ 1
Lesser Yellowlegs “ 6
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper “ 2
Stilt Sandpiper - 2
Long-billed Dowitcher “ 3
Short-billed Dowitcher “ 1 juv.
Forster™s Tern - 1
Mourning Dove - 9
Ruby-throated Hummingbird “ 1
Belted Kingfisher “ 3
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Alder Flycatcher “ 9
Least Flycatcher - 1
White-eyed Vireo “ 6
Bell™s Vireo - 2
American Crow “ 22
Fish Crow “ 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 1
Cliff Swallow - 17
Barn Swallow - 2
Carolina Chickadee - 2
Carolina Wren “ 8
American Robin “ 1
Gray Catbird “ 1
Yellow Warbler - 1
Eastern Towhee - 3
Northern Cardinal - 3
Indigo Bunting “ 7
Dickcissel - 1
Odonates:Duckweed Firetail
Common Green Darner
Regal Darner
Royal River Cruiser
Prince Baskettail
Halloween Pennant
Eastern Pondhawk
Slaty Skimmer
Great-blue Skimmer
Widow Skimmer
Blue Dasher
Eastern Amberwing
Spot-winged Glider
Wandering Glider
Striped Saddlebags
Black Saddlebags
Herps:American Alligator
Green Treefrog
Bronze Frog
Good birding!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Eyes out for Cave Swallows
Date: Wed Aug 15 2018 10:19 am
From: scottrloss AT gmail.com
 
I just had a possible Cave Swallow at the Meridian Tech ponds on the west side of Stillwater. It was with a mixed group of swallows including many Barns and Cliffs, as well as at least one Rough-winged. There were juvie Cliff Swallows in the mix, which can look very light throated (like Cave), but there was also one swallow that looked more like a classic adult Cave (light buffy throughout underparts including throat, dark-capped appearance, and bluish back). However, the glimpse was brief enough and the variation of juvie Cliffs confusing enough that I may have to leave this as unidentified for now. 

But this perhaps serves as a reminder to look at swallow groups for the next couple days, since we have recently had a tropical weather system track over us that came from the heart of the Cave Swallow range to the south and southwest. Not to mention the possibility of other storm-assisted birds from Mexico and the eastern Pacific.

Scott LossStillwater



Subject: Copan Wildlife Area on 8-14-2018
Date: Tue Aug 14 2018 21:58 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
I went up to the Copan Wildlife Area north of Bartlesville this morning. Sedge Wrens seemed to be singing everywhere there was tall grass. The dickcissels are mostly done singing and have formed flocks. Highlights
included:


Bell's Vireo-5
Sedge Wren-20+
Yellow Warbler-3
Grasshopper Sparrow-1
Henslow's Sparrow-3 singing in a grassy area, on the south side of the road, where highway 10 goes west from Copan Lake.


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Re: injured bird of prey
Date: Mon Aug 13 2018 15:46 pm
From: sylvias.serpentine AT gmail.com
 
If possible, can you please send me a picture when you get it?I'm wondering if it's related to a difficult rescue case I've been dealing with all weekend.
On Mon, Aug 13, 2018, 3:29 PM Susan Prescott <[email protected]> wrote:
I can pick up if you give me a call. Have done it before. My name is Susan Prescott. Number is 397-5975


Sent from my iPhone


> On Aug 13, 2018, at 3:20 PM, Jennie Brooks <[email protected]> wrote:

>

> A friend of mine found what she thinks is a injured falcon (possible broken wing) in the parking lot of her office, the medical complex in the NW 56th and Portland area. She was able to get it into a box and it is in the backseat of her car. Anyone know of a rehab person who could pick it up from her? Wildcare if trying to find a volunteer to pick it up, but so far no luck. My friend Tricia is not able to transport it to Wildcare. Any help appreciated!

>

> Jennie Brooks



Subject: Re: injured bird of prey
Date: Mon Aug 13 2018 15:35 pm
From: 2014birder AT gmail.com
 
thanks so much! Tricia is going to call you.Jennie
On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 3:29 PM, Susan Prescott <[email protected]> wrote:
I can pick up if you give me a call. Have done it before. My name is Susan Prescott. Number is 397-5975


Sent from my iPhone


> On Aug 13, 2018, at 3:20 PM, Jennie Brooks <[email protected]> wrote:

>

> A friend of mine found what she thinks is a injured falcon (possible broken wing) in the parking lot of her office, the medical complex in the NW 56th and Portland area. She was able to get it into a box and it is in the backseat of her car. Anyone know of a rehab person who could pick it up from her? Wildcare if trying to find a volunteer to pick it up, but so far no luck. My friend Tricia is not able to transport it to Wildcare. Any help appreciated!

>

> Jennie Brooks



Subject: Re: injured bird of prey
Date: Mon Aug 13 2018 15:29 pm
From: Susan-Prescott AT omrf.org
 
I can pick up if you give me a call.  Have done it before.  My name is Susan Prescott.  Number is 397-5975

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 13, 2018, at 3:20 PM, Jennie Brooks <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> A friend of mine found what she thinks is a injured falcon (possible broken wing) in the parking lot of her office, the medical complex in the NW 56th and Portland area. She was able to get it into a box and it is in the backseat of her car. Anyone know of a rehab person who could pick it up from her? Wildcare if trying to find a volunteer to pick it up, but so far no luck. My friend Tricia is not able to transport it to Wildcare. Any help appreciated!
>
> Jennie Brooks



Subject: injured bird of prey
Date: Mon Aug 13 2018 15:20 pm
From: 2014birder AT gmail.com
 
A friend of mine found what she thinks is a injured falcon (possible broken wing) in the parking lot of her office, the medical complex in the NW 56th and Portland area. She was able to get it into a box and it is in the backseat of her car. Anyone know of a rehab person who could pick it up from her? Wildcare if trying to find a volunteer to pick it up, but so far no luck. My friend Tricia is not able to transport it to Wildcare. Any help appreciated!
Jennie Brooks



Subject: Spoonbill
Date: Sun Aug 12 2018 9:15 am
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Seen at the usual spot on Lake Sahoma. Flew in about 8:30, foraged for about 10 minutes, then flew across the road to the west, around the corner and out of sight.



Subject: Purple martins at Overholser
Date: Sun Aug 12 2018 9:14 am
From: shenthorn205 AT att.net
 
I was circling the lake Friday and pulled off to a west parking area. Hundreds of similar birds were flying from across the road into tall trees at lakeside and skimming the water. While flying over me I thought they were starlings but the lake birds were large brown swallows. What made sense was a large flock of female purple martins. Way too big to be northern rough-winged swallows or bank swallows. Very little if any purple or blue. Streaked chests. Sharon

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Subject: Leucistic great-tailed grackle
Date: Sun Aug 12 2018 9:00 am
From: shenthorn205 AT att.net
 
I was fueling my car at the 7-11 at Santa Fe and NE 36th St in OKC. This was yesterday, Saturday morning. The usual grackle population was patrolling for scraps.   Two females were foraging together. One was typical and the other had white on wings and a completely white tail. Quite stylish.  Sharon

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Subject: Re: Purple Martins
Date: Sun Aug 12 2018 7:38 am
From: seruby AT sbcglobal.net
 
Mark, there have been large numbers of Martins there around 9 a.m. It is quite the sight.Susie Ruby, MS Artist/Naturalist Scissortail Fine Arts Studio [email protected] [email protected] "I am trying to teach you that this alphabet of 'natural objects' (soils and rivers, birds and beasts) spells out a story, which he who runs may read--if he knows how. Once you learn to read the land, I have no fear of what you will do to it, or with it. And I know many pleasant things it will do to you." - Aldo Leopold 

On Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:53 AM, Mary Peterson wrote:


Hello All, Mary and I stopped at Lake Yahola in Tulsa Saturday evening. There were thousands, maybe tens of thousands of purple martins perched on the wires and flying around the south side of the lake at the water treatment plant.
Mark PetersonBartlesville



Subject: Purple Martins
Date: Sun Aug 12 2018 2:52 am
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,
Mary and I stopped at Lake Yahola in Tulsa Saturday evening. There were thousands, maybe tens of thousands of purple martins perched on the wires and flying around the south side of the lake at the water treatment
plant.


Mark Peterson
Bartlesville



Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite!
Date: Sat Aug 11 2018 16:08 pm
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
I™ve been up and down the roads in the area for the last two days. Nada.

I™m holding out hope, and will be back out there tomorrow. .

Thank You,

Brett Niland
Cell: (918) 200-1818

On Aug 10, 2018, at 9:27 PM, Paul Ribitzki > wrote:

Is there any new info on the Swallow-tailed Kite sighting?



From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Brett Niland
Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:55 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite!

N380 road at highway 16? Near Beggs?
Thank You,

Brett Niland
918-200-1818

On Aug 9, 2018, at 5:05 PM, David Arbour > wrote:
The below message is from my room mate from college. We birded together a
lot and have been to Mexico together. I have no doubt this report is
accurate. See below message:

David Arbour
De Queen, AR

-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Fisher [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:33 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: bird

This is Kenny and a I saw a Swallow-tailed Kite twice this morning while out
on a feed delivery. both times at the Creek county line and Hwy 16.
It was a first for me in Oklahoma and I thought someone ought to know.
thanks Kenny 918-639-3609



Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite!
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 21:27 pm
From: lribitzki AT cimtel.net
 
Is there any new info on the Swallow-tailed Kite sighting?
From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Brett Niland
Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:55 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite!
N380 road at highway 16? Near Beggs?
Thank You,

Brett Niland
918-200-1818

On Aug 9, 2018, at 5:05 PM, David Arbour <[email protected]> wrote:
The below message is from my room mate from college. We birded together a
lot and have been to Mexico together. I have no doubt this report is
accurate. See below message:

David Arbour
De Queen, AR

-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Fisher [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:33 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: bird

This is Kenny and a I saw a Swallow-tailed Kite twice this morning while out
on a feed delivery. both times at the Creek county line and Hwy 16.
It was a first for me in Oklahoma and I thought someone ought to know.
thanks Kenny 918-639-3609



Subject: Re: Cowbirds
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 19:22 pm
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
If only they™d stick to starling nests.

I love the liquidy sounds they make and their silly feeding behaviors. Just don™t love when they replace real birds.

Brett

On Aug 10, 2018, at 5:52 PM, Alton Patton > wrote:

all it takes is a pellet gun

Get Outlook for Android

________________________________
From: okbirds > on behalf of Cindy Cloyd >
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 5:40:38 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Cowbirds

In the last few days, I™ve watched a female Orchard Oriole working her tail off to feed a big cowbird baby following her around, limb to limb. I know, I knowbut if I had the chance, I think I might just swat that baby right out of the tree!

Cindy
Muskogee, OK



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 18:57 pm
From: oklagranny26 AT gmail.com
 
And what goes around comes around...Green Heron was Green-backed Heron and then N Green Heron and now just old Green Heron again.
Melinda
On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 2:49 PM, Curtis, Tom <[email protected]> wrote:







Don't feel bad, I still see marsh hawks, Louisiana Herons, and piney-woods sparrows



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Bob And Nancy <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 2:21 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: WF Ibis



They are still American Egrets to many of us old timers!


Bob Laval

Sent from my iPad


On Aug 10, 2018, at 1:34 PM, Patricia Seibert <[email protected]> wrote:




OK, thank you. I'm more accustomed to the 4 letter acronym ...Great Egret is GREG


Patricia


On Aug 10, 2018, at 1:10 PM, Brett Niland <[email protected]> wrote:





With no offense intended to Lora of course.




I guess GE is lazy speak in my case...in Lora's case it's advanced birding shorthand.




˜




Happy birding!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf
of Patricia Seibert <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 12:56 PM
To:
OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis




Excuse me, what is 4 GE?


Patricia Seibert,
Tulsa, OK


On Aug 10, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Lora Weber <[email protected]> wrote:




I was there an hour ago and saw no sign of them . Checked on 161st W. Ave also and nothing there either only 4 GE. I am going to check again in the morning since I only live 5 miles from the lake. I will post if I see them.


On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 PM Brett Niland <[email protected]> wrote:




I'm there now. Any detail on where?




Thanks!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
on behalf of LEWIS POND <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
To:
OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill Still At Lake Sahoma
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 18:38 pm
From: johnkennington AT gmail.com
 
Todd Humphreyand I saw the Roseate Spoonbill about 4:30 this afternoon, just west of Lake Sahoma.
We saw it in the same general area as others, from 161st East Ave. after the first corner after you cross the creek. It was on west side of the road, and very obvious from the road. It was busy feeding, workingits way north. We saw it as soon as we pulled up, and observed it for about 5-10 minutesbefore it workedits way out of sight and inaccessible. So if you don'tsee it be sure to wait or try again later, it is still around! We did not see any Ibises.

Here is a Google map link with the exact spot we saw it:
https://goo.gl/maps/iDjtaj2MBC...

John KenningtonBixby



Subject: Re: Cowbirds
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 17:52 pm
From: adewittpatton AT msn.com
 
all it takes is a pellet gun




Get Outlook for Android


From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Cindy Cloyd <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 5:40:38 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Cowbirds




In the last few days, Ive watched a female Orchard Oriole working her tail off to feed a big cowbird baby following her around, limb to limb. I know, I knowbut if I had the chance, I think I might just swat that baby right out of the
tree!

Cindy
Muskogee, OK



Subject: Cowbirds
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 17:40 pm
From: cindy AT cloyd.com
 
In the last few days, I™ve watched a female Orchard Oriole working her tail off to feed a big cowbird baby following her around, limb to limb. I know, I knowbut if I had the chance, I think I might just swat that baby right out of the tree!
Cindy
Muskogee, OK



Subject: Insectivorous Birds Consume as Much Energy ad NYC
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 15:30 pm
From: jwdavis AT cablelynx.com
 
http://wildlife.org/insectivor...

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs



Subject: How To Protect Nest Boxes From Predators
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 15:27 pm
From: jwdavis AT cablelynx.com
 
http://wildlife.org/how-to-pro...


Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 14:49 pm
From: tom.curtis AT okstate.edu
 
Don't feel bad, I still see marsh hawks, Louisiana Herons, and piney-woods sparrows


________________________________
From: okbirds on behalf of Bob And Nancy
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 2:21 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: WF Ibis

They are still American Egrets to many of us old timers!

Bob Laval

Sent from my iPad

On Aug 10, 2018, at 1:34 PM, Patricia Seibert > wrote:

OK, thank you. I'm more accustomed to the 4 letter acronym ...Great Egret is GREG

Patricia

On Aug 10, 2018, at 1:10 PM, Brett Niland > wrote:

With no offense intended to Lora of course.

I guess GE is lazy speak in my case...in Lora's case it's advanced birding shorthand.

˜

Happy birding!

Brett
________________________________
From: okbirds > on behalf of Patricia Seibert >
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 12:56 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis

Excuse me, what is 4 GE?

Patricia Seibert,
Tulsa, OK

On Aug 10, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Lora Weber > wrote:

I was there an hour ago and saw no sign of them . Checked on 161st W. Ave also and nothing there either only 4 GE. I am going to check again in the morning since I only live 5 miles from the lake. I will post if I see them.

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 PM Brett Niland > wrote:
I'm there now. Any detail on where?

Thanks!

Brett
________________________________
From: okbirds > on behalf of LEWIS POND >
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis


A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 14:22 pm
From: blnllaval AT windstream.net
 
They are still American Egrets to many of us old timers!
Bob Laval

Sent from my iPad
On Aug 10, 2018, at 1:34 PM, Patricia Seibert <[email protected]> wrote:

OK, thank you. I'm more accustomed to the 4 letter acronym ...Great Egret is GREG

Patricia
On Aug 10, 2018, at 1:10 PM, Brett Niland <[email protected]> wrote:




With no offense intended to Lora of course.




I guess GE is lazy speak in my case...in Lora's case it's advanced birding shorthand.




˜




Happy birding!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Patricia Seibert <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 12:56 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



Excuse me, what is 4 GE?


Patricia Seibert,
Tulsa, OK


On Aug 10, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Lora Weber <[email protected]> wrote:




I was there an hour ago and saw no sign of them . Checked on 161st W. Ave also and nothing there either only 4 GE. I am going to check again in the morning since I only live 5 miles from the lake. I will post if I see them.


On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 PM Brett Niland <[email protected]> wrote:




I'm there now. Any detail on where?




Thanks!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf
of LEWIS POND <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
To:
OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 13:34 pm
From: plseibert AT sbcglobal.net
 
OK, thank you. I'm more accustomed to the 4 letter acronym ...Great Egret is GREG

Patricia
On Aug 10, 2018, at 1:10 PM, Brett Niland <[email protected]> wrote:




With no offense intended to Lora of course.




I guess GE is lazy speak in my case...in Lora's case it's advanced birding shorthand.




˜




Happy birding!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Patricia Seibert <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 12:56 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



Excuse me, what is 4 GE?


Patricia Seibert,
Tulsa, OK


On Aug 10, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Lora Weber <[email protected]> wrote:




I was there an hour ago and saw no sign of them . Checked on 161st W. Ave also and nothing there either only 4 GE. I am going to check again in the morning since I only live 5 miles from the lake. I will post if I see them.


On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 PM Brett Niland <[email protected]> wrote:




I'm there now. Any detail on where?




Thanks!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf
of LEWIS POND <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
To:
OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 13:10 pm
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
With no offense intended to Lora of course.

I guess GE is lazy speak in my case...in Lora's case it's advanced birding shorthand.

˜

Happy birding!

Brett
________________________________
From: okbirds on behalf of Patricia Seibert
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 12:56 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis

Excuse me, what is 4 GE?

Patricia Seibert,
Tulsa, OK

On Aug 10, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Lora Weber > wrote:

I was there an hour ago and saw no sign of them . Checked on 161st W. Ave also and nothing there either only 4 GE. I am going to check again in the morning since I only live 5 miles from the lake. I will post if I see them.

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 PM Brett Niland > wrote:
I'm there now. Any detail on where?

Thanks!

Brett
________________________________
From: okbirds > on behalf of LEWIS POND >
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis


A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 13:09 pm
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
Sorry, it's lazy speak for Great Egret.
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Patricia Seibert <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 12:56 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



Excuse me, what is 4 GE?


Patricia Seibert,
Tulsa, OK


On Aug 10, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Lora Weber <[email protected]> wrote:




I was there an hour ago and saw no sign of them . Checked on 161st W. Ave also and nothing there either only 4 GE. I am going to check again in the morning since I only live 5 miles from the lake. I will post if I see them.


On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 PM Brett Niland <[email protected]> wrote:




I'm there now. Any detail on where?




Thanks!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf
of LEWIS POND <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
To:
OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 12:56 pm
From: plseibert AT sbcglobal.net
 
Excuse me, what is 4 GE?

Patricia Seibert,
Tulsa, OK

> On Aug 10, 2018, at 12:39 PM, Lora Weber wrote:
>
> I was there an hour ago and saw no sign of them . Checked on 161st W. Ave also and nothing there either only 4 GE. I am going to check again in the morning since I only live 5 miles from the lake. I will post if I see them.
>
>> On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 PM Brett Niland wrote:
>> I'm there now. Any detail on where?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Brett
>> From: okbirds on behalf of LEWIS POND
>> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
>> To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
>> Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis
>>
>> A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 12:54 pm
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
Thanks! We only got GE's and Herons. Well...and the usual suspects.
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Lora Weber <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 12:39 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



I was there an hour ago and saw no sign of them . Checked on 161st W. Ave also and nothing there either only 4 GE. I am going to check again in the morning since I only live 5 miles from the lake. I will post if I see them.


On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 PM Brett Niland <[email protected]> wrote:




I'm there now. Any detail on where?




Thanks!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf
of LEWIS POND <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
To:
OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 12:48 pm
From: weberloral AT gmail.com
 
I was there an hour ago and saw no sign of them . Checked on 161st W. Ave also and nothing there either only 4 GE. I am going to check again in the morning since I only live 5 miles from the lake. I will post if I see them.
On Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 12:23 PM Brett Niland <[email protected]> wrote:







I'm there now. Any detail on where?




Thanks!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of LEWIS POND <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis




A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: Re: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 12:23 pm
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
I'm there now. Any detail on where?




Thanks!




Brett
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of LEWIS POND <breaker57 AT COX.NET>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:46 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] WF Ibis



A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: WF Ibis
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 9:46 am
From: breaker57 AT cox.net
 
A reliable friend is reporting a flock of 12 WF Ibis at the main part of Sahoma Lake.



Subject: California Condor Release Saturday Sept 22, 2018 - Public Invited
Date: Thu Aug 9 2018 20:24 pm
From: jwdavis AT cablelynx.com
 
The public is invited to view this
Condor release. This is something that some of you may want to experience and
not many chances in your lifetime.

The information is
below.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR


California Condors will be released
by The Peregrine Fund atop the spectacular cliffs in Vermilion Cliffs National
Monument in northern Arizona at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The public is
welcome to observe the release from a viewing area where spotting scopes
provided by partners and Swarovski Optik will be set up and project personnel
will be available to answer questions.

The release coincides with National
Public Lands Day, the nation™s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and
enhance America™s public lands. National Public Lands Day involves the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies, along with state and local
governments and private groups.


Driving directions: Take Highway 89 A from Kanab or Page to the
Vermilion Cliffs (from Flagstaff take Highway 89 to Highway 89A). Turn north
onto BLM Road 1065 (a dirt road next to the small house just east of the
Kaibab Plateau) and continue almost 3
miles.
Bring: Spotting scope or binoculars, sunscreen, water,
snack, chair and layered clothing
Details: Informational kiosk, shade structure, and restroom
at the site.
Map:
https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm....



Subject: Rose Lake/ Yukon Parkway today
Date: Thu Aug 9 2018 20:23 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
I was glad to see water in all the typical pond areas today. The rains of yesterday filled them up and brought the birds back.

Sightings: 20

Canada goose

Mallards- mostly immatures

Great egret- 10

snowy egret-4

little blue heron -4

cattle egret- 200+

swallows- barn and bank

yellow billed cuckoo- heard 1x

indigo bunting 6-7 may have seen the same bird more than once.

Large Hawk- very distant, ID? possible Northern Harrier

Red tailed hawk- sitting high on a tower

E. meadowlark-3

e. starling

great tailed grackle

A. crow

m.dove

e.c. dove

pigeon

red-winged blackbird- many

ruby throated hummingbird-2

Hal Yocum



Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite!
Date: Thu Aug 9 2018 19:55 pm
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
N380 road at highway 16?  Near Beggs?

Thank You,

Brett Niland
918-200-1818

On Aug 9, 2018, at 5:05 PM, David Arbour > wrote:

The below message is from my room mate from college. We birded together a
lot and have been to Mexico together. I have no doubt this report is
accurate. See below message:

David Arbour
De Queen, AR

-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Fisher [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:33 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: bird

This is Kenny and a I saw a Swallow-tailed Kite twice this morning while out
on a feed delivery. both times at the Creek county line and Hwy 16.
It was a first for me in Oklahoma and I thought someone ought to know.
thanks Kenny 918-639-3609



Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Aug. 8
Date: Thu Aug 9 2018 18:54 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
On the bird survey yesterday it was partly cloudy in the morning turning overcast and rainy in the afternoon with moderate wind. 56 species were found. Best highlights were a juvenile Wood Stork and a juvenile Cave Swallow, both in NE corner of unit 44. Also 3 juvenile Tricolored Herons in unit 27B (west end). Here is my list for the day:
Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 14
Wood Duck “ 7
Gadwall “ 1 male
Blue-winged Teal - 5
Pied-billed Grebe “ 8
Neotropic Cormorant “ 9
Anhinga “ 73
Great-blue Heron “ 8
Great Egret “ 26
Snowy Egret “ 50
Little-blue Heron “ 11
Tricolored Heron “ 3 juveniles
Cattle Egret “ 300
Green Heron “ 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 2
White Ibis “ 24
Wood Stork “ 1 juvenile
Black Vulture - 80
Turkey Vulture “ 65
Mississippi Kite “ 3
Red-shouldered Hawk “ 2
Purple Gallinule “ 10Common Gallinule “ 22
American Coot “ 5
Killdeer “ 14
Spotted Sandpiper “ 4
Solitary Sandpiper “ 4
Least Sandpiper - 34
Pectoral Sandpiper “ 1
Long-billed Dowitcher “ 1
Forster™s Tern - 1
Mourning Dove “ 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo “ 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird “ 2
Alder Flycatcher - 4
Eastern Phoebe “ 3
Great-crested Flycatcher - 2
Eastern Kingbird “ 2
White-eyed Vireo “ 10
Blue Jay - 1
American Crow “ 10
Cliff Swallow “ 60
Cave Swallow “ 1 juv.
Barn Swallow “ 5
Carolina Chickadee “ 1
Tufted Titmouse - 2
Carolina Wren “ 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 1
Yellow-breasted Chat “ 1
Eastern Towhee “ 2
Northern Cardinal “ 9
Blue Grosbeak - 2
Indigo Bunting “ 37
Painted Bunting - 1
Red-winged Blackbird “ 5
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Odonates:Common Green Darner
Prince Baskettail
Four-spotted Pennant
Halloween Pennant
Eastern Pondhawk
Slaty Skimmer
Widow Skimmer
Blue Dasher
Spot-winged Glider
Black Saddlebags
Herps:American Alligator
Green Treefrog
Blanchard™s Cricket Frog
Bronze Frog
Southern Leopard Frog
Good birding!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite!
Date: Thu Aug 9 2018 17:05 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
The below message is from my room mate from college.  We birded together a
lot and have been to Mexico together. I have no doubt this report is
accurate. See below message:

David Arbour
De Queen, AR

-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Fisher [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:33 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: bird

This is Kenny and a I saw a Swallow-tailed Kite twice this morning while out
on a feed delivery. both times at the Creek county line and Hwy 16.
It was a first for me in Oklahoma and I thought someone ought to know.
thanks Kenny 918-639-3609



Subject: Re: Spoonbill
Date: Wed Aug 8 2018 7:44 am
From: 000000a42b51ebd8-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
Spoonbill still there as of 2 mins ago. 

> On Aug 7, 2018, at 8:50 PM, Jo wrote:
>
>
> The Tuesday Morning Birders located spoonbill this morning still in the same place on 161 W. Ave at Lake Sahoma that other birders have reported. Was with about 18-20 Great Egrets.
> Jo Loyd



Subject: Spoonbill
Date: Tue Aug 7 2018 20:50 pm
From: jo.loyd AT sbcglobal.net
 
The Tuesday Morning Birders located spoonbill this morning still in the same place on 161 W. Ave at Lake Sahoma that other birders have reported. Was with about 18-20 Great Egrets.
Jo Loyd



Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
Date: Mon Aug 6 2018 16:07 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Nice photos Terry.

Sent from my iPhone
On Aug 6, 2018, at 10:08 AM, Curtis, Tom <[email protected]> wrote:




Darn, I lookedfor it yesterday and had no luck. Where was it today?



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Terry Mitchell <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 9:27 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill




I found the Roseate Spoonbill at Sahoma lake Saturday. Here™s a few shots if you care to look.


http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstr...


Terry Mitchell
Plastic Engineering
918-622-9660



Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
Date: Mon Aug 6 2018 10:40 am
From: tom.curtis AT okstate.edu
 
Thanks, I'll maybe try again.



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Terry Mitchell <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 10:33 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill




I was there Saturday morning. I headed south on 161 east ave and the first corner after you cross the creek, there is a mostly dried up pond on your left.
Before you get to whats left of Sahoma Lake.


Terry Mitchell
Plastic Engineering

918-622-9660




From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU]
On Behalf Of Curtis, Tom
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2018 10:08 AM
To:
OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill




Darn, I lookedfor it yesterday and had no luck. Where was it today?





From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
on behalf of Terry Mitchell <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 9:27 AM
To:
OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill







I found the Roseate Spoonbill at Sahoma lake Saturday. Heres a few shots if you care to look.


http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstr...


Terry Mitchell
Plastic Engineering

918-622-9660



Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
Date: Mon Aug 6 2018 10:33 am
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
I was there Saturday morning. I headed south on 161 east ave and the first corner after you cross the creek, there is a mostly dried up pond on your left. Before you get to what™s left of Sahoma Lake. Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering 918-622-9660From: okbirds [mailto:OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU] On Behalf Of Curtis, Tom
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2018 10:08 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: Roseate SpoonbillDarn, I lookedfor it yesterday and had no luck. Where was it today?From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Terry Mitchell <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 9:27 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill I found the Roseate Spoonbill at Sahoma lake Saturday. Here™s a few shots if you care to look.http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstr... MitchellPlastic Engineering 918-622-9660



Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill
Date: Mon Aug 6 2018 10:08 am
From: tom.curtis AT okstate.edu
 
Darn, I lookedfor it yesterday and had no luck. Where was it today?



From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Terry Mitchell <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 9:27 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill




I found the Roseate Spoonbill at Sahoma lake Saturday. Heres a few shots if you care to look.


http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstr...


Terry Mitchell
Plastic Engineering
918-622-9660



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill
Date: Mon Aug 6 2018 9:27 am
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
I found the Roseate Spoonbill at Sahoma lake Saturday. Here™s a few shots if you care to look.http://www.pbase.com/ttownvstr... MitchellPlastic Engineering 918-622-9660



Subject: OOS Fall Meeting
Date: Thu Aug 2 2018 15:20 pm
From: okiebirder AT gmail.com
 
The Oklahoma Ornithological Society Fall 2018 Meeting has been set for
October 19-21 at the University of Central Oklahoma. Registration will
be available on the OOS website starting around September 7. Mail-in
registration materials will also be included in the fall newsletter.
The banquet speaker will be Dr. Michael Patten of OU. His subject is
"How variation in microclimate affects the occupancy patterns of
birds, both migratory and resident, in North and Middle America." The
Fall Meeting is the technical meeting. Presentations on avian field
studies and scientific research from all across the state will be
given at the meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend.

To inquire about presenting or to reserve a slot, please reply to the author.

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society

William Diffin
President Elect



Subject: Lesser Goldfinch - again
Date: Thu Aug 2 2018 12:16 pm
From: lribitzki AT cimtel.net
 
I don't know if it is the same bird or not, but after a month absence another Lesser Goldfinch has visited our yard. I spotted him this morning at our fountain taking a bath and when he finished and dried, he moved over to a sunflower feeder. He looks very different from the one in June that stayed for approx. 3 weeks, but he could have molted since that time. I have put a couple of pictures on Ebird.
Paul Ribitzki
Lake Keystone


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