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29 Mar: @ 20:35:07 White-eyed vireos [Richrd Gunn]
29 Mar: @ 19:32:15 Re: Whooping cranes. Drummond flats [Harold A. Yocum]
29 Mar: @ 19:31:07 Re: Whooping cranes. Drummond flats [Stephen Parker]
29 Mar: @ 19:03:17 Re: Whooping cranes. Drummond flats [Zach DuFran]
29 Mar: @ 18:30:12 Re: Whooping cranes. Drummond flats [Stephen Parker]
29 Mar: @ 17:37:50 Whooping cranes. Drummond flats [Jerry Vanbebber]
29 Mar: @ 11:26:58 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers [Kurt Meisenzahl]
29 Mar: @ 09:48:08 Re: Broad-billed Hummingbird [Doug Wood]
29 Mar: @ 09:45:47 Broad-billed Hummingbird [Olen Thomas]
29 Mar: @ 09:15:04 Ruby- throated hummingbird- FOS [HAROLD YOCUM]
28 Mar: @ 18:58:06 Cinnamon Teal Copan Lake [Josh Engelbert]
28 Mar: @ 15:37:47 FW: Swallow-tailed Kite [terry]
28 Mar: @ 10:05:32 Re: Swallow-tailed Kite [j.woodard]
28 Mar: @ 10:02:12 Re: Swallow-tailed Kite [Zach DuFran]
28 Mar: @ 09:19:53 Swallow-tailed Kite [terry]
27 Mar: @ 21:30:04 Yard Birds in Comanche County [Kurt Meisenzahl]
27 Mar: @ 20:10:38 Red Slough update [David Arbour]
27 Mar: @ 17:15:30 Re: Pine Warbler(s) on the way to TGPP [Melinda Droege]
27 Mar: @ 15:01:49 FOS Hummer [mike]
27 Mar: @ 14:02:50 FOS [Bob And Nancy]
27 Mar: @ 13:47:14 Pine Warbler(s) on the way to TGPP [Josh Engelbert]
26 Mar: @ 18:24:21 Hackberry Flat Survey and Hammsville road [Louis Truex]
26 Mar: @ 16:47:17 Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020 [Jimmy Woodard]
26 Mar: @ 14:32:47 Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020 [HAROLD YOCUM]
26 Mar: @ 12:43:37 FW: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020 [Jimmy Woodard]
26 Mar: @ 11:54:05 Pathfinder Parkway on 3-26-2020 [Mary Peterson]
24 Mar: @ 21:12:49 South Jenkins [Richrd Gunn]
24 Mar: @ 20:56:17 Red Slough Update [David Arbour]
24 Mar: @ 19:21:23 Hackberry Flat 3/21, 3/23, 3/24 [Louis Truex]
22 Mar: @ 19:53:39 Re: Scissor-tail near Bartlesville [Harold A. Yocum]
22 Mar: @ 19:41:53 Re: Scissor-tail near Bartlesville [Devin Bosler]
22 Mar: @ 14:53:16 Scissor-tail near Bartlesville [Dan Reinking]
22 Mar: @ 13:59:53 Re: Bird Nest Building Materials - It Is That Time Of Year [Jerry Davis]
22 Mar: @ 13:51:34 Re: Bird Nest Building Materials - It Is That Time Of Year [Evelyn Houck]
22 Mar: @ 12:12:49 Photos added to website [Jim Arterburn]
22 Mar: @ 08:06:44 Re: OKBIRDS Digest - 19 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020 (#2020-58) [Mary Peterson]
22 Mar: @ 06:44:45 Re: OKBIRDS Digest - 19 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020 (#2020-58) [Donna Stone]
21 Mar: @ 17:19:15 Northern Tulsa County this morning. [Mary Peterson]
21 Mar: @ 12:08:31 morning observations [Curtis, Tom]
19 Mar: @ 15:58:23 Re: Hackberry Flat Update [Doug Wood]
19 Mar: @ 15:50:58 Hackberry Flat Update [Louis Truex]
18 Mar: @ 16:12:23 Fw: eBird Report - Platter Flats, Mar 18, 2020 [Doug Wood]
18 Mar: @ 16:11:59 Fw: eBird Report - Platter Road, Mar 18, 2020 [Doug Wood]
18 Mar: @ 10:35:22 Re: Lake Yahola Tulsa Open [Brett Niland]
18 Mar: @ 08:36:08 Re: Lake Yahola Tulsa Open [Terry Mitchell]
18 Mar: @ 06:09:34 Spring is unfolding [Richrd Gunn]
17 Mar: @ 19:15:54 Re: Lake Yahola Tulsa Open [Bill Carrell]
17 Mar: @ 17:59:01 Lake Yahola Tulsa Open [Poland, Zachary]
17 Mar: @ 11:46:07 Re: Red Slough yesterday [Ernie]
17 Mar: @ 11:27:59 Fw: eBird Report - Lake Durant, Mar 17, 2020 [Doug Wood]





Subject: White-eyed vireos
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 20:35 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
They descended on South Jenkins today. I heard at least5 or 6 in theHalf-Mile woods this morning...D.



Subject: Re: Whooping cranes. Drummond flats
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 19:32 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Nice. 

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> On Mar 29, 2020, at 5:38 PM, Jerry Vanbebber wrote:
>
> There are 5 whooping cranes at Drummond flats as of right now. Originally seen from the small lake dam. They flew and can be seen from the road South of the lake.



Subject: Re: Whooping cranes. Drummond flats
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 19:31 pm
From: 000000df8856fa53-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
Thank you, Zach


On Mar 29, 2020, at 7:03 PM, Zach DuFran <[email protected]> wrote:Stephen,
It is Drummond Flats Wildlife Management Area and is on google maps under that name. It is located directly southwest of the little town of Drummond, which itself is southwest of Enid.

Zach
On Mar 29, 2020, at 6:30 PM, Stephen Parker <[email protected]> wrote:

Sorry, but I don™t know where Drummond Flats is. Can you describe?Thanks


Stephen H [email protected] O Box 1129Oklahoma City, OK 73101405-229-3556


On Mar 29, 2020, at 5:38 PM, Jerry Vanbebber <photo1 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET> wrote:There are 5 whooping cranes at Drummond flats as of right now. Originally seen from the small lake dam. They flew and can be seen from the road South of the lake.



Subject: Re: Whooping cranes. Drummond flats
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 19:03 pm
From: zdufran AT gmail.com
 
Stephen,
It is Drummond Flats Wildlife Management Area and is on google maps under that name. It is located directly southwest of the little town of Drummond, which itself is southwest of Enid.

Zach
On Mar 29, 2020, at 6:30 PM, Stephen Parker <[email protected]> wrote:

Sorry, but I don™t know where Drummond Flats is. Can you describe?Thanks


Stephen H [email protected] O Box 1129Oklahoma City, OK 73101405-229-3556


On Mar 29, 2020, at 5:38 PM, Jerry Vanbebber <photo1 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET> wrote:There are 5 whooping cranes at Drummond flats as of right now. Originally seen from the small lake dam. They flew and can be seen from the road South of the lake.



Subject: Re: Whooping cranes. Drummond flats
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 18:30 pm
From: 000000df8856fa53-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
Sorry, but I don™t know where Drummond Flats is. Can you describe?Thanks


Stephen H [email protected] O Box 1129Oklahoma City, OK 73101405-229-3556


On Mar 29, 2020, at 5:38 PM, Jerry Vanbebber <photo1 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET> wrote:There are 5 whooping cranes at Drummond flats as of right now. Originally seen from the small lake dam. They flew and can be seen from the road South of the lake.



Subject: Whooping cranes. Drummond flats
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 17:37 pm
From: photo1 AT sbcglobal.net
 
There are 5 whooping cranes at Drummond flats as of right now.   Originally seen from the small lake dam.  They flew and can be seen from the road South of the lake.



Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 11:26 am
From: meisenzk AT sbcglobal.net
 
Saw 7 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on or hovering over a barbed wire fence near the 4400 block of East Cache Rd in Lawton around 1100 this morning.

Kurt Meisenzahl

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Subject: Re: Broad-billed Hummingbird
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 9:48 am
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Hi Olen and Teresa, the Broad-billed Hummingbird is extremely rare for Oklahoma. Can you try and get a photo or video of it? Perhaps Tim O'Connell or Dwayne Elmore on the OSU faculty might be able to help document this. Doug.




From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Olen Thomas <[email protected]>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:45 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Broad-billed Hummingbird


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Our FOS sighting of a Ruby-throated hummingbird occurred on March 26. This morning about 7:30 we had a Broad-billed Hummingbird with his magnificent red bill.

Olen and Teresa Thomas
Stillwater
Payne County



Subject: Broad-billed Hummingbird
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 9:45 am
From: olen AT brightok.net
 
Our FOS sighting of a Ruby-throated hummingbird occurred on March 26. This morning about 7:30 we had a Broad-billed Hummingbird with his magnificent red bill.
Olen and Teresa Thomas
Stillwater
Payne County



Subject: Ruby- throated hummingbird- FOS
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 9:15 am
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
I had a male ruby-throated hummer at my feeder this morning. I had noticed the feeder level of food going down on a daily basis for 4-5 days. But today is the first time i have seen one.

Hal Yocum, Edmond



Subject: Cinnamon Teal Copan Lake
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 18:58 pm
From: birdingokie AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon my family went for a hike around the Copan Lake area. We decided to drive to Copan Point to look at the high water (~9™ up). In between the swimming beach and the pavilion the lake has flooded the woods. In that flooded area, we spotted a male and female Cinnamon Teal among several Blue-wing Teal.

Josh Engelbert
Copan, OK

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Subject: FW: Swallow-tailed Kite
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 15:37 pm
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
In my excitement I said it was on 129th east ave. It was really on Garnett.Sent from my  U.S.Cellular Smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: terry Date: 3/28/20 9:19 AM (GMT-06:00) To: Ok Birds Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite I just had a Swallow-tailed Kite on south 129th east ave 1/2 mile north of 171st street south. It was last seen heading due east.Sent from my U.S.Cellular Smartphone



Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 10:05 am
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
BixbySent via the Samsung Galaxy S 5 ACTIVE, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Zach DuFran
Date: 3/28/20 10:02 (GMT-06:00)
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Swallow-tailed Kite

That™s awesome, Terry! Is this Oklahoma City?ZachOn Mar 28, 2020, at 9:19 AM, terry wrote:I just had a Swallow-tailed Kite on south 129th east ave 1/2 mile north of 171st street south. It was last seen heading due east.Sent from my U.S.Cellular Smartphone



Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 10:02 am
From: zdufran AT gmail.com
 
That™s awesome, Terry! Is this Oklahoma City?

Zach
On Mar 28, 2020, at 9:19 AM, terry <[email protected]> wrote:


I just had a Swallow-tailed Kite on south 129th east ave 1/2 mile north of 171st street south. It was last seen heading due east.

Sent from my U.S.Cellular Smartphone



Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 9:19 am
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
I just had a Swallow-tailed Kite on south 129th east ave 1/2 mile north of 171st street south. It was last seen heading due east.Sent from my  U.S.Cellular Smartphone



Subject: Yard Birds in Comanche County
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 21:30 pm
From: meisenzk AT sbcglobal.net
 
We had our first Black-chinned Hummingbird in the yard at a feeder this afternoon.  (Our early date is March 20th.)  A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was seen later in this afternoon.  Yesterday morning a White-eyed Vireo visited the yard.

Kurt & Sharon Meisenzahl
Lawton, OK

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Subject: Red Slough update
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 20:10 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
Had 2 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks today on Pintail Lake (there was one lone bird there yesterday.) and a flock of 6 adult White Ibis in unit 30. Anhingas and Common Gallinules are back in good numbers now. American Golden-Plovers have been flying over (saw 11 today.). Gnatcatchers and White-eyed Vireos are everywhere.
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Pine Warbler(s) on the way to TGPP
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 17:15 pm
From: oklagranny26 AT gmail.com
 
Wonder if this is a first for Osage County?
On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 1:48 PM Josh Engelbert <[email protected]> wrote:
Wednesday my family and I went hiking at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. On the way, we stopped at the pine trees at the Pappin cemetery. We saw at least one (but possibly 3) Pine Warblers. One was very cooperative and came within 10™ giving my boys a great look.


Josh Engelbert

Copan, OK


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Subject: FOS Hummer
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 15:01 pm
From: fishinorbirding AT gmail.com
 
Hello all,We had our FOS hummer in Claremore, today; not sure, but we think this is our earliest arrival in the 20 years we have lived here.Mike LudewigSent from Mail for Windows 10



Subject: FOS
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 14:02 pm
From: blnllaval AT windstream.net
 
Saw the first Chimney Swift today here in Heavener.
Bob Laval

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Subject: Pine Warbler(s) on the way to TGPP
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 13:47 pm
From: birdingokie AT gmail.com
 
Wednesday my family and I went hiking at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. On the way, we stopped at the pine trees at the Pappin cemetery. We saw at least one (but possibly 3) Pine Warblers. One was very cooperative and came within 10™ giving my boys a great look.

Josh Engelbert
Copan, OK

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Hackberry Flat Survey and Hammsville road
Date: Thu Mar 26 2020 18:24 pm
From: ml2x1954 AT gmail.com
 
Hello Everyone,
Jerry Vanbebber and I did a survey of Hackberry Flat today. There is no mud available for shorebirds right now which is why we only had 7 species. Units are in the process of being drawn down. At the end of what I call the Hammsville roads there is a low spot in a tilled field that was holding the shorebirds on that list......
Goodest Birding,
Mary and Lou [email protected]
Tillman - Hackberry Flat Cornell Survey, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Mar 26, 2020 10:33 AM - 2:28 PM
Protocol: Traveling
22.0 mile(s)
46 species (+4 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal 500
Cinnamon Teal 2
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 600
Gadwall 400
American Wigeon 125
Mallard 16
Northern Pintail 175
Green-winged Teal 225
Canvasback 28
Redhead 5
Ring-necked Duck 1
Bufflehead 19
Hooded Merganser 7
Ruddy Duck 175
duck sp. 250
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Eared Grebe 8
Mourning Dove 31
American Coot 175
Black-necked Stilt 29 Actual count
American Avocet 1
Killdeer 4
Least Sandpiper 12
Semipalmated Sandpiper 6
Long-billed Dowitcher 70
Greater Yellowlegs 17
Ring-billed Gull 6
American Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
White-faced Ibis 2
Glossy/White-faced Ibis 6
Northern Harrier 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Great Horned Owl 2
American Kestrel 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 Juvenile
Eastern Phoebe 1
Barn Swallow 3
Brown Thrasher 1
White-crowned Sparrow 21
Vesper Sparrow 21
Savannah Sparrow 87
Song Sparrow 1
Spotted Towhee 1
Eastern Meadowlark 8
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 22
Red-winged Blackbird 225
Great-tailed Grackle 4

View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/checklist/S6...


Tillman - Hamm™s Roads to Horse Creek, Tillman, Oklahoma, US
Mar 26, 2020 3:36 PM - 4:17 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
19 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 3
Killdeer 3
Long-billed Curlew 2
Baird's Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 7
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Loggerhead Shrike 1
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Fox Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 13
Harris's Sparrow 4
Savannah Sparrow 3
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle 1
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/checklist/S6...



Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020
Date: Thu Mar 26 2020 16:47 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
I would suggest starting with the Lake Draper Hotspot profile listed on the OKC Audubon website at www.okc-audubon.org.
Some of the driving instructions, especially on the north and east sides are no longer correct. When the new MAPS 3 trail was put in several
of the points and dirt roads were permanently closed except to foot traffic.
Most points that are accessible are on the north and east sides of the lake. To the best of my current knowledge, you can access Points 9, 11,
12, 13 after heading east on Draper Drive from where Douglas Road intersects it.
On the east side, you access Point 17 from SE 104th. Point 20 is accessed from SE 119th. Points 22 and 23 can be found from SE 134th.
****Please note these east side access roads are mostly dirt and virtually impassable when wet and muddy. Even when dry, they can be quite
rutted, potholed and uneven.
On the west side, there is access to Point 1 and 4. The main marina, picnic area and store/visitor™s center is on SE 104th on the west side of
the lake. There are one or two more access roads on the west side but I have not driven them in awhile. I will need to ground truth them to
confirm access and safe roads.
An area that may be worth further exploration is the wetlands directly below the dam. The trail runs very close to it at the base of the dam.
You can park at either end of the dam and walk down to the area. Just be advised that the trail back up will be a steep grade.
Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK
From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> On Behalf Of HAROLD YOCUM
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:32 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] FW: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020
Jimmy,
I have never birded around Draper Lake. I have driven around it and it is rather large- Very long walk ! I wonder if certain coves or areas are somewhat more productive. Hal Yocum
On March 26, 2020 at 1:43 PM Jimmy Woodard <[email protected]> wrote:
Lake Draper is a good place to find early migrants like BG Gnatcatchers, White-eyed Vireo, and Black and White Warbler.

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:23 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020

Lake Stanley Draper, Cleveland, Oklahoma, US Mar 26, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
44 species

Canada Goose 3
Gadwall 4
Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
Ring-billed Gull 1
Turkey Vulture 9
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 7
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 8
White-eyed Vireo 6 Accurate count of all singing birds.
Blue Jay 20
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 12
Carolina Chickadee 16
Tufted Titmouse 10
Barn Swallow 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Carolina Wren 8
Bewick's Wren 2
European Starling 10
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 14
Cedar Waxwing 8
House Sparrow 4
American Pipit 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 10
Field Sparrow 11
Dark-eyed Junco 25
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Spotted Towhee 4
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Black-and-white Warbler 9
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 18

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

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



Subject: Re: FW: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020
Date: Thu Mar 26 2020 14:32 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Jimmy,I have never birded around Draper Lake. I have driven around it and it is rather large- Very long walk ! I wonder if certain coves or areas are somewhat more productive. Hal YocumOn March 26, 2020 at 1:43 PM Jimmy Woodard <[email protected]> wrote: 

Lake Draper is a good place to find early migrants like BG Gnatcatchers, White-eyed Vireo, and Black and White Warbler. -----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:23 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020Lake Stanley Draper, Cleveland, Oklahoma, US Mar 26, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AMProtocol: Traveling8.0 mile(s)44 speciesCanada Goose 3Gadwall 4Mallard 3Pied-billed Grebe 1Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2Eurasian Collared-Dove 2Mourning Dove 5Ring-billed Gull 1Turkey Vulture 9Red-tailed Hawk 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 2Downy Woodpecker 7Northern Flicker 2Eastern Phoebe 8White-eyed Vireo 6 Accurate count of all singing birds.Blue Jay 20American Crow 10Fish Crow 12Carolina Chickadee 16Tufted Titmouse 10Barn Swallow 2Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6Carolina Wren 8Bewick's Wren 2European Starling 10Brown Thrasher 1Northern Mockingbird 1Eastern Bluebird 3American Robin 14Cedar Waxwing 8House Sparrow 4American Pipit 2House Finch 2American Goldfinch 10Field Sparrow 11Dark-eyed Junco 25White-throated Sparrow 5Song Sparrow 2Spotted Towhee 4Eastern Meadowlark 2Black-and-white Warbler 9Yellow-rumped Warbler 3Northern Cardinal 18View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S6... report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020
Date: Thu Mar 26 2020 12:43 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Lake Draper is a good place to find early migrants like BG Gnatcatchers, White-eyed Vireo, and Black and White Warbler. 
-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:23 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Stanley Draper, Mar 26, 2020Lake Stanley Draper, Cleveland, Oklahoma, US Mar 26, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
44 species
Canada Goose 3
Gadwall 4
Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
Ring-billed Gull 1
Turkey Vulture 9
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 7
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 8
White-eyed Vireo 6 Accurate count of all singing birds.
Blue Jay 20
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 12
Carolina Chickadee 16
Tufted Titmouse 10
Barn Swallow 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Carolina Wren 8
Bewick's Wren 2
European Starling 10
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 14
Cedar Waxwing 8
House Sparrow 4
American Pipit 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 10
Field Sparrow 11
Dark-eyed Junco 25
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Spotted Towhee 4
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Black-and-white Warbler 9
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 18
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



Subject: Pathfinder Parkway on 3-26-2020
Date: Thu Mar 26 2020 11:54 am
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,

I walked the Pathfinder Parkway in Bartlesville this morning between Adams Boulevard and the tanks. It was mostly cloudy, warm and with light south winds. The spring beauties and purple phlox were blooming in places. The spring migration is on and the
birds were singing. Highlights included:




Winter Wren-1 singing

Golden-crowned Kinglet-1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet-5

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-1

Hermit Thrush-1 singing

Orange-crowned Warbler-1

Northern Parula Warbler-1

Myrtle Warbler-10+

Yellow-throated Warbler-1

Black and White Warbler-1

Purple Finch-1 singing




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: South Jenkins
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 21:12 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
Recent rain has floodedthe hayfieldseastof the road and way in the back, almosttwo miles from the road, I have seen BW and GW teal, n. shovellers, gadwall, wigeon, wood ducks, n. pintail, ring-necked ducks and mallards and both yellowlegs.The Canada Geese seem to be pairedoff right now and I have a couple of turkeygobbling and this afternoon I had my first yellow-throated warbler calling right at the end of the Half-MileWoods. Spring has sprung...D.



Subject: Red Slough Update
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 20:56 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
Today I had a pair of Golden Eagles soaring over Teal Lake and one bird was calling. Then they drifted off to the northwest together. Also saw an American Bittern today and heard a White-eyed Vireo plus had a flock of 14 American Golden-Plovers. 3 Common Gallinules were back on Pintail Lake yesterday. Last week Yellow-throated Warblers and Black-and-White Warblers showed up. There are now two Neotropic Cormorants sitting on nests in Pintail Lake and there are at least two Anhingas hanging around. 
David Arbour
De queen, AR



Subject: Hackberry Flat 3/21, 3/23, 3/24
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 19:21 pm
From: ml2x1954 AT gmail.com
 
Hello Everyone,
Sorry for the late report but here are our last three trips to Hackberry Flat last Saturday, Monday and today. They received over4" of rain last week and the three mud units are completely flooded as is the lake. Water is being drawn down as we speak so we hope there is new mud by Friday. The waterfowl numbers are incredible as is the variety.
Here are the links to the checklists:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...
https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

Goodest Birding,
Mary and Lou [email protected]



Subject: Re: Scissor-tail near Bartlesville
Date: Sun Mar 22 2020 19:53 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
I think my early date for scissor-tails is March 29-30.Warblers- only orange crowned ones here in Edmond in my back yard ( west side just south and west of the Walmart) . I have been seeing 1 nearly daily on my sit for about 1.5 weeks. Have not seen one in Mitch Park just up Santa Fe 1.5 miles.Hal YocumSent from my iPhone
On Mar 22, 2020, at 7:42 PM, Devin Bosler <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi OKBirds,
I also had my FOS Scissor-tailed Flycatcher yesterday at ~1:45pm, Saturday, 21 March. A nice adult male flyover, going S-N, at a private residence just southeast of Texanna on the north shore of Lake Eufaula (McIntosh Co.) in eastern Oklahoma. My earliest-ever spring arrival date in nearly seven years living here in Oklahoma and a sweet birthday treat! On another note, there were several migrant Northern Rough-winged Swallows foraging low over a small pond nearby. Unfortunately no early-arriving warblers yet.
Good birding,DevinEdmond, OK

On Mar 22, 2020, at 2:53 PM, Dan Reinking <[email protected]> wrote:

Saw FOY Scissor-tailed Flycatcher just north of Bartlesville yesterday.Dan Reinking



Subject: Re: Scissor-tail near Bartlesville
Date: Sun Mar 22 2020 19:41 pm
From: devinbosler AT gmail.com
 
Hi OKBirds,
I also had my FOS Scissor-tailed Flycatcher yesterday at ~1:45pm, Saturday, 21 March. A nice adult male flyover, going S-N, at a private residence just southeast of Texanna on the north shore of Lake Eufaula (McIntosh Co.) in eastern Oklahoma. My earliest-ever spring arrival date in nearly seven years living here in Oklahoma and a sweet birthday treat! On another note, there were several migrant Northern Rough-winged Swallows foraging low over a small pond nearby. Unfortunately no early-arriving warblers yet.
Good birding,DevinEdmond, OK

On Mar 22, 2020, at 2:53 PM, Dan Reinking <[email protected]> wrote:

Saw FOY Scissor-tailed Flycatcher just north of Bartlesville yesterday.Dan Reinking



Subject: Scissor-tail near Bartlesville
Date: Sun Mar 22 2020 14:53 pm
From: dan AT suttoncenter.org
 
Saw FOY Scissor-tailed Flycatcher just north of Bartlesville yesterday.Dan Reinking



Subject: Re: Bird Nest Building Materials - It Is That Time Of Year
Date: Sun Mar 22 2020 13:59 pm
From: jwdavis AT cablelynx.com
 
Six is a great number. In bad times, four is more common. I did photograph
my nest box with 10 eggs and all hatched. This was because there were two hens
laying eggs at the same time. All 10 eggs hatched and the young were half grown
when on a story night, a rat snake got them all.

Jerry




From: Evelyn
Houck
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:51 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Bird Nest Building Materials - It Is That
Time Of Year


We have a blue bird sitting on 6 eggs in our bb box. Last year they layed 5
eggs and they all hatched.
Evelyn Houck
Grove, Delaware Co.,n.e.Okla.


On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 1:43 PM Jerry Davis
<[email protected]> wrote:



Subject: Re: Bird Nest Building Materials - It Is That Time Of Year
Date: Sun Mar 22 2020 13:51 pm
From: efhouck727 AT gmail.com
 
We have a blue bird sitting on 6 eggs in our bb box. Last year they layed 5 eggs and they all hatched.Evelyn HouckGrove, Delaware Co.,n.e.Okla.
On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 1:43 PM Jerry Davis <[email protected]> wrote:




In this months (April / May) issue of the National
Wildlife Federation magazine there is a cover picture of a Baltimore Oriole with
a long horse hair ready to build her nest. This should be a reminder that
Orioles with their suspended nests find that horse hair and long dog hair as
important. Horse hair is very important for many birds and their nest
building. Sometimes it has been photographed with birds like wrens, swallows and
titmice plucking a hair from a horse or dog. In your horse grooming process if
you have horse hair from mane and tail that comes out put it on the fence, post,
or hang in a mesh bag for birds to use for nest building. Yarn, string and
other fabrics are not good from nest building because they absorb moisture and
many scout leaders have girl scouts and cub scouts make up such a selection with
good intentions but are not good for the birds. Horse and dog hair, feathers
(for swallows), moss, straw, bark pieces (for Nuthatches) pine needles, dried
grass, and discarded snake skin (for great crested flycatcher) nests are good
materials to have available for the birds. It is not easy to find shed
snake skins but when you do, get it for the birds and an important asset.
Birds are building nests now so have your nest material, nest boxes, and
chimneys ready. Remember that a nest box without predator guards become a cat,
raccoon, and rat snake feeder.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR



Subject: Photos added to website
Date: Sun Mar 22 2020 12:12 pm
From: jimarterburn AT cox.net
 
OKBirds,
I have added new photos of several species to my website. Species added include American Pelican, Bonaparte Gull, Great Blue Heron, Pine Warbler, Rock Wren and Herring Gull. These photos can be seen at the link below.
https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...
Hope you enjoy,
Jim Arterburn



Subject: Re: OKBIRDS Digest - 19 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020 (#2020-58)
Date: Sun Mar 22 2020 8:06 am
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Go to ABA birding list/Texas.

________________________________
From: okbirds on behalf of Donna Stone
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:34 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] OKBIRDS Digest - 19 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020 (#2020-58)

Is there a Texas birdlist, as I am temporarily displaced in Stephenville area?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 22, 2020, at 12:00 AM, OKBIRDS automatic digest system wrote:
>
> There are 2 messages totaling 174 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. morning observations
> 2. Northern Tulsa County this morning.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:08:25 +0000
> From: "Curtis, Tom"
> Subject: morning observations
>
> Some random observation from my yard in western Tulsa Co. First, a large, loose flock of cormorants flew over about 8:30 AM heading due north. There were several large waves totaling an estimated 500 birds. At one point the flock stretched from horizon to horizon. There is a sheltered inlet from Keystone lake SW from where we live, but they looked to be heading north well before they would have crossed the inlet. Second, FOS B+W warbler. Third, there are a lot of grackles showing up in the area over the last week or so.
>
> As a side note, the mockingbirds around the OSU Center for Health Sciences in west Tulsa have been doing their Phoebe calls for a couple of weeks. I have noticed this in past years. About this time of year the mockingbirds start Phoebe calls, after not doing them all winter. It would be interesting to train mockingbirds kept on a long-day light:dark cycle to sing a particular song. then switch them to a short-day cycle until the behavior extinguishes. Finally, restore the long-day and see if the trained song comes back. Sounds like a good thesis project˜.
>
> Have fun,
> Tom Curtis
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 22:19:10 +0000
> From: Mary Peterson
> Subject: Northern Tulsa County this morning.
>
> Hello All,
> Mary and I went down to northern Tulsa County this morning. We stopped at Oxley North Woods, Lake Yahola and the 56th St. sod farms. Highlights included:
>
> Lesser Golden Plover-7 at the sod farms
> Snowy Plover-1-NE section of Lake Yahola
> Killdeer-10
> Greater Yellowlegs-30
> Lesser Yellowlegs-10
> Least Sandpiper-10
> Baird's Sandpiper-6
> Pectoral Sandpiper-1
> Long-billed Dowitcher-1
>
> Mark Peterson
> Bartlesville
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of OKBIRDS Digest - 19 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020 (#2020-58)
> *************************************************************



Subject: Re: OKBIRDS Digest - 19 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020 (#2020-58)
Date: Sun Mar 22 2020 6:44 am
From: alarmelmanga AT gmail.com
 
Is there a Texas birdlist, as I am temporarily displaced in Stephenville area?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 22, 2020, at 12:00 AM, OKBIRDS automatic digest system wrote:
>
> There are 2 messages totaling 174 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. morning observations
> 2. Northern Tulsa County this morning.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:08:25 +0000
> From: "Curtis, Tom"
> Subject: morning observations
>
> Some random observation from my yard in western Tulsa Co. First, a large, loose flock of cormorants flew over about 8:30 AM heading due north. There were several large waves totaling an estimated 500 birds. At one point the flock stretched from horizon to horizon. There is a sheltered inlet from Keystone lake SW from where we live, but they looked to be heading north well before they would have crossed the inlet. Second, FOS B+W warbler. Third, there are a lot of grackles showing up in the area over the last week or so.
>
> As a side note, the mockingbirds around the OSU Center for Health Sciences in west Tulsa have been doing their Phoebe calls for a couple of weeks. I have noticed this in past years. About this time of year the mockingbirds start Phoebe calls, after not doing them all winter. It would be interesting to train mockingbirds kept on a long-day light:dark cycle to sing a particular song. then switch them to a short-day cycle until the behavior extinguishes. Finally, restore the long-day and see if the trained song comes back. Sounds like a good thesis project˜.
>
> Have fun,
> Tom Curtis
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 22:19:10 +0000
> From: Mary Peterson
> Subject: Northern Tulsa County this morning.
>
> Hello All,
> Mary and I went down to northern Tulsa County this morning. We stopped at Oxley North Woods, Lake Yahola and the 56th St. sod farms. Highlights included:
>
> Lesser Golden Plover-7 at the sod farms
> Snowy Plover-1-NE section of Lake Yahola
> Killdeer-10
> Greater Yellowlegs-30
> Lesser Yellowlegs-10
> Least Sandpiper-10
> Baird's Sandpiper-6
> Pectoral Sandpiper-1
> Long-billed Dowitcher-1
>
> Mark Peterson
> Bartlesville
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of OKBIRDS Digest - 19 Mar 2020 to 21 Mar 2020 (#2020-58)
> *************************************************************



Subject: Northern Tulsa County this morning.
Date: Sat Mar 21 2020 17:19 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,

Mary and I went down to northern Tulsa County this morning. We stopped at Oxley North Woods, Lake Yahola and the 56th St. sod farms. Highlights included:




Lesser Golden Plover-7 at the sod farms

Snowy Plover-1-NE section of Lake Yahola

Killdeer-10

Greater Yellowlegs-30

Lesser Yellowlegs-10

Least Sandpiper-10

Baird's Sandpiper-6

Pectoral Sandpiper-1

Long-billed Dowitcher-1




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: morning observations
Date: Sat Mar 21 2020 12:08 pm
From: tom.curtis AT okstate.edu
 
Some random observation from my yard in western Tulsa Co. First, a large, loose flock of cormorants flew over about 8:30 AM heading due north. There were several large waves totaling an estimated 500 birds. At one point the flock stretched from horizon to horizon.  There is a sheltered inlet from Keystone lake SW from where we live, but they looked to be heading north well before they would have crossed the inlet.  Second, FOS B+W warbler.  Third, there are a lot of grackles showing up in the area over the last week or so.

As a side note, the mockingbirds around the OSU Center for Health Sciences in west Tulsa have been doing their Phoebe calls for a couple of weeks. I have noticed this in past years. About this time of year the mockingbirds start Phoebe calls, after not doing them all winter. It would be interesting to train mockingbirds kept on a long-day light:dark cycle to sing a particular song. then switch them to a short-day cycle until the behavior extinguishes. Finally, restore the long-day and see if the trained song comes back. Sounds like a good thesis project˜.

Have fun,
Tom Curtis



Subject: Re: Hackberry Flat Update
Date: Thu Mar 19 2020 15:58 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Excellent.  I know Kelvin has a tough job and a lot of patience.  Could be a big spring for Hackberry.  Doug.


From: okbirds On Behalf Of Louis Truex
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:50 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Hackberry Flat Update

WARNING: The sender of this email could not be validated and may not match the person in the "From" field.
**External Email**

Hello Everyone,

I just got off the phone with Kelvin Schoonover, the biologist at HF. He said the lake was now almost full and that the North side of the main road units were all full as well. There was sheet water over the Southern half of the property and he was pulling lake water to put into the Weir Unit which is down the hill from the Meeting Center.

It is nice to have early water that he can now control for Spring Migration.

Mary and Lou Truex
[email protected]
Lawton



Subject: Hackberry Flat Update
Date: Thu Mar 19 2020 15:50 pm
From: ml2x1954 AT gmail.com
 
Hello Everyone,
I just got off the phone with Kelvin Schoonover, the biologist at HF. He said the lake was now almost full and that the North side of the main road units were all full as well. There was sheet water over the Southern half of the property and he was pulling lake water to put into the Weir Unit which is down the hill from the Meeting Center.
It is nice to have early water that he can now control for Spring Migration.
Mary and Lou [email protected]



Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Platter Flats, Mar 18, 2020
Date: Wed Mar 18 2020 16:12 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
More migrants popping up.







________________________________________

From: [email protected] <[email protected]>

Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:00 PM

To: Doug Wood

Subject: eBird Report - Platter Flats, Mar 18, 2020


**External Email**



Platter Flats, Bryan, Oklahoma, US

Mar 18, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:40 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Checklist Comments: Walked in and down to flats. Road muddy/rutted badly. Lake level high, so scant shoreline for shorebirds. Forest birding was better at west end by the flats.

40 species


Blue-winged Teal 80

Northern Shoveler 4

Gadwall 20

Green-winged Teal 10

American Coot 14

Sandhill Crane 62 Flock flying over, was able to count total before out of sight heading north.

Killdeer 2

Ring-billed Gull 12

Forster's Tern 2

Double-crested Cormorant 1

American White Pelican 55 55 is correct number based on those on water and others in flight.

Great Blue Heron 2

Black Vulture 8

Turkey Vulture 35 Minimum 35. Lot of them heading north.

Broad-winged Hawk 8 When I first parked, I heard one giving pee-seeee call. Saw it calling/soaring over forested area. The other 7 were in a line flying north. Barred tails, black outline on underwing, purplish breast markings. Bit earlier than usual,
but strong south winds pulling everything north early today.

Red-tailed Hawk 3

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Fish Crow 2

Carolina Chickadee 7

Tufted Titmouse 4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5 Saw/heard 5 different males.

House Wren 1

Carolina Wren 6

Bewick's Wren 1

Brown Thrasher 1

Northern Mockingbird 3

Eastern Bluebird 2

Field Sparrow 1

Dark-eyed Junco 15

White-throated Sparrow 12

Song Sparrow 1

Lincoln's Sparrow 2

Eastern Towhee 3

Red-winged Blackbird 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 3

Black-and-white Warbler 1 Adult male singing (weakly) at top of drop down road to flats. I taped him a smidge and he came in after about a minute.

Northern Cardinal 9


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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Platter Road, Mar 18, 2020
Date: Wed Mar 18 2020 16:11 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Spring migrants popping up.








________________________________________

From: [email protected] <[email protected]>

Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:48 PM

To: Doug Wood

Subject: eBird Report - Platter Road, Mar 18, 2020


**External Email**



Platter Road, Bryan, Oklahoma, US

Mar 18, 2020 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

4.0 mile(s)

Checklist Comments: Birded down Platter Rd. Found semi-flooded field with lot of birds.

33 species


Canada Goose 10

Wood Duck 1

Blue-winged Teal 40

Northern Shoveler 15

Gadwall 12

American Wigeon 16

Northern Pintail 2

Green-winged Teal 12

Mourning Dove 2

American Golden-Plover 18

Killdeer 2

Greater Yellowlegs 43 This a full count through scope/bins.

Lesser Yellowlegs 4

Ring-billed Gull 200 Minimum count of 200. Some were landing and others were picking up and flying north simultaneously.

Black Vulture 6

Turkey Vulture 80 There was a string of TVs flying north in single file. Minimum of 80; still flying over as I moved to next site.

Red-tailed Hawk 2

American Kestrel 1

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1 1 male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on barbed wire fence about 300 m west of the turn off the highway. Bit early, but not by much for this area.

American Crow 3

Carolina Chickadee 2

Purple Martin 7

Barn Swallow 2

European Starling 2

Northern Mockingbird 6

Eastern Bluebird 3

American Pipit 1

Dark-eyed Junco 2

Eastern Meadowlark 8

Red-winged Blackbird 35

Brown-headed Cowbird 20

Brewer's Blackbird 13

Common Grackle 7


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...


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Subject: Re: Lake Yahola Tulsa Open
Date: Wed Mar 18 2020 10:35 am
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
Haha, I was thinking the same thing.




Going once...going twice...




Brett





From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Terry Mitchell <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:35 AM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Lake Yahola Tulsa Open



That means our dream Spring shorebirdhabitatis doomed to a watery grave. I also had a Golden Plover there Sunday morning.


Terry Mitchell










On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 7:16 PM Bill Carrell <[email protected]> wrote:


Must have happened this afternoon, they were still up this morning. Saw all of the above, minus the Dowitcher.


Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK



On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 5:59 PM Poland, Zachary <[email protected]> wrote:


I stopped by Lake Yahola in Tulsa today after work. Its again open for business. Keep Out signs and concrete barriers were removed either yesterday or today.



7 species of shorebirds: Killdeer, Bairds, Least, Pectoral Sandpiper, LB Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs (first push Ive had).


A lot of good habitat.




ZAP



Subject: Re: Lake Yahola Tulsa Open
Date: Wed Mar 18 2020 8:36 am
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
That means our dream Spring shorebirdhabitatis doomed to a watery grave. I also had a Golden Plover there Sunday morning.Terry Mitchell

On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 7:16 PM Bill Carrell <[email protected]> wrote:
Must have happened this afternoon, they were still up this morning. Saw all of the above, minus the Dowitcher.
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK
On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 5:59 PM Poland, Zachary <[email protected]> wrote:
I stopped by Lake Yahola in Tulsa today after work. It™s again open for business. Keep Out signs and concrete barriers were removed either yesterday or today.


7 species of shorebirds: Killdeer, Baird™s, Least, Pectoral Sandpiper, LB Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs (first push I™ve had).


A lot of good habitat.




ZAP



Subject: Spring is unfolding
Date: Wed Mar 18 2020 6:09 am
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
Down on Jenkins, we have started to pick up a few migrants. Both vultures and BlueGray Gnatcatchers.Fish Crows,Bluewing teal during the last week, and yesterday a flock of about 20 Sandhill Cranes was grazing on the hayfield east of Jenkins. Also, the turkeys which aren't seen all year except for an occasional track ,suddenlyappear.D.



Subject: Re: Lake Yahola Tulsa Open
Date: Tue Mar 17 2020 19:15 pm
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Must have happened this afternoon, they were still up this morning. Saw all of the above, minus the Dowitcher.
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK
On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 5:59 PM Poland, Zachary <[email protected]> wrote:
I stopped by Lake Yahola in Tulsa today after work. It™s again open for business. Keep Out signs and concrete barriers were removed either yesterday or today.


7 species of shorebirds: Killdeer, Baird™s, Least, Pectoral Sandpiper, LB Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs (first push I™ve had).


A lot of good habitat.




ZAP



Subject: Lake Yahola Tulsa Open
Date: Tue Mar 17 2020 17:59 pm
From: zpoland AT okstate.edu
 
I stopped by Lake Yahola in Tulsa today after work. It™s again open for business. Keep Out signs and concrete barriers were removed either yesterday or today.

7 species of shorebirds: Killdeer, Baird™s, Least, Pectoral Sandpiper, LB Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs (first push I™ve had).

A lot of good habitat.



ZAP



Subject: Re: Red Slough yesterday
Date: Tue Mar 17 2020 11:46 am
From: elsabbado AT att.net
 
You know you have a sweet job right??

Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 17, 2020, at 7:35 AM, David Arbour <[email protected]> wrote:

While working at Red Slough yesterday I noticed 3 Bald Eagles (2 adults and 1 juv.) hanging out on the levee next to the spillway that runs between Otter and Pintail Lakes. We had close to 4 inches of rain that night and the spillway was flowing and was full of spawning carp and other species running like salmon with their backs exposed out of the water. One of the eagles had managed to catch a large Bowfin and the other two were waiting for leftovers. Two Anhingas were sitting in dead snags on Otter Lake and 11 Neotropic Cormorants were sitting in the heronry on Pintail Lake including one sitting on a nest already. Also seen were one Common Gallinule which is a bird that wintered here and swarms of swallows, mostly Trees but also good numbers of Northern Rough-wingeds, a few Purple Martins, and I heard a Barn Swallow.
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Lake Durant, Mar 17, 2020
Date: Tue Mar 17 2020 11:27 am
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Hi All, got out and did a bit or rain birding at Lake Durant for a bit this morning. Swallow-palooza! Doug.











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From: [email protected] <[email protected]>

Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:25 AM

To: Doug Wood

Subject: eBird Report - Lake Durant, Mar 17, 2020


**External Email**



Lake Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma, US

Mar 17, 2020 9:45 AM - 10:25 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Checklist Comments: Bit rainy, overcast.

43 species


Canada Goose 2

Blue-winged Teal 1

Ring-necked Duck 3

Lesser Scaup 4

Ruddy Duck 1

Pied-billed Grebe 4

Mourning Dove 4

American Coot 13

Killdeer 2

Ring-billed Gull 7

Double-crested Cormorant 9

Great Blue Heron 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 3

Northern Flicker 1

American Kestrel 1

Eastern Phoebe 2

Blue Jay 5

Fish Crow 3

Carolina Chickadee 2

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1

Purple Martin 14

Tree Swallow 30

Barn Swallow 40 Count is a minimum. Barn Swallows swarming over central portion of lake mixed with Tree Swallows and Purple Martins.

European Starling 3

Northern Mockingbird 2

Eastern Bluebird 1

American Robin 14

Cedar Waxwing 25

Chipping Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 3

Dark-eyed Junco 8

Harris's Sparrow 4

Savannah Sparrow 7

Song Sparrow 2

Eastern Meadowlark 3

Red-winged Blackbird 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Common Grackle 28

Yellow-rumped Warbler 6

Northern Cardinal 5


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