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23 Jan: @ 20:52:25 Re: Black Scoter at Red Slough! [Harold A. Yocum]
23 Jan: @ 20:40:30 Black Scoter at Red Slough! [David Arbour]
23 Jan: @ 17:18:47 Information change to my account [mike]
23 Jan: @ 16:15:36 BC Night-Heron [Matthew Jung]
22 Jan: @ 17:54:01 Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count - Saturday February 1 [Mia Revels]
22 Jan: @ 13:37:59 Northern Tulsa County on 1-21-2020 [Mary Peterson]
21 Jan: @ 22:13:31 12th Annual Red Slough Birding Convention [David Arbour]
20 Jan: @ 16:21:13 Hefner adult Iceland full [Joe Grzybowski]
20 Jan: @ 15:50:21 Birding in OKC & vicinity today [Matthew Jung]
19 Jan: @ 15:53:54 New Photos Added to Website [Jim Arterburn]
19 Jan: @ 12:27:38 Cedar waxwings [janis blanton]
13 Jan: @ 08:24:22 Re: Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020. [Terry Mitchell]
12 Jan: @ 20:58:52 Tallgrass Prairie Preserve [Bill Carrell]
11 Jan: @ 19:33:03 Re: Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020. [Jim Arterburn]
11 Jan: @ 18:41:18 Re: Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020. [janis blanton]
11 Jan: @ 10:57:16 Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020. [Mary Peterson]
10 Jan: @ 14:25:37 Re: Birding Lake Hefner [HAROLD YOCUM]
10 Jan: @ 12:27:41 Re: OOS Special Projects [Terry Mitchell]
10 Jan: @ 12:24:51 Re: OOS Special Projects [Deanne Hardy McKinney]
10 Jan: @ 12:15:26 Re: OOS Special Projects [Terry Mitchell]
10 Jan: @ 11:34:34 OOS Special Projects [Don Glass]
09 Jan: @ 21:58:12 Birding Lake Hefner [22mgoose]
09 Jan: @ 08:15:04 Stillwater American Woodcock Displaying [Scott Loss]
07 Jan: @ 19:41:13 Longspur Guide Needed (Possibly Paid) [John Kennington]
06 Jan: @ 19:56:09 Howard Farms? [Zach DuFran]
06 Jan: @ 10:15:16 Re: Short-eared owls [Terry Mitchell]
06 Jan: @ 09:57:10 Re: Short-eared owls [Nancy Vicars]
06 Jan: @ 09:48:59 Re: Short-eared owls [Patricia Seibert]
06 Jan: @ 08:54:15 Re: Short-eared owls [Terry Mitchell]
06 Jan: @ 08:53:04 Re: Short-eared owls [Sandy Berger]
06 Jan: @ 08:51:48 Short-eared owls [Terry Mitchell]
05 Jan: @ 05:01:59 Re: Leucistic Robin and Photos [Brett Niland]
04 Jan: @ 23:00:04 Re: Leucistic Robin and Photos [Harold A. Yocum]
04 Jan: @ 22:42:04 Re: Leucistic Robin and Photos [Zach DuFran]
04 Jan: @ 21:26:40 Audubon Field Guide for the 21st Century [Steve Davis]
04 Jan: @ 19:46:26 Leucistic Robin and Photos [Bill Carrell]
04 Jan: @ 17:47:37 Broken Bow Christmas Bird Count Results [Mia Revels]
04 Jan: @ 12:33:05 Binoculars [Bob And Nancy]
03 Jan: @ 21:13:21 Red Slough Update [David Arbour]
02 Jan: @ 21:24:38 FW: eBird Report - Fort Cobb Lake, Jan 2, 2020 [Jimmy Woodard]
02 Jan: @ 21:23:17 FW: eBird Report - Fort Cobb Lake--Dam, Jan 2, 2020 [Jimmy Woodard]
02 Jan: @ 11:33:51 New Photos added to my PBase Website [Jim Arterburn]
02 Jan: @ 07:17:26 Re: Orchard Oriole [Sebastian Patti]
01 Jan: @ 20:30:00 Orchard Oriole [Bill Carrell]
31 Dec: @ 20:03:41 Fort Cobb Lake Brant [Louis Truex]
30 Dec: @ 21:08:53 Today at Lake Hefner [HAROLD YOCUM]
29 Dec: @ 09:44:29 Stillwater Christmas Bird Count results [O Connell, Tim]
29 Dec: @ 09:22:48 Red Slough CBC Details [David Arbour]
26 Dec: @ 20:38:34 Red Slough today [David Arbour]
26 Dec: @ 20:13:21 Re: Red-Necked Grebe P.S. [William Diffin]





Subject: Re: Black Scoter at Red Slough!
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 20:52 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Dave, over the last 3 years we have had all 3 scoters on Lake Hefner. All 3 in 2019. 2 of the 4 seen in early 2020.Hal Yocum

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On Jan 23, 2020, at 8:40 PM, David Arbour <[email protected]> wrote:

I found a female/immature type Black Scoter on Otter Lake at Red Slough WMA this afternoon. This is species 322 for the Red Slough bird list. Our last new species was a Surf Scoter a little over a year ago on the same lake.
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Black Scoter at Red Slough!
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 20:40 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
I found a female/immature type Black Scoter on Otter Lake at Red Slough WMA this afternoon. This is species 322 for the Red Slough bird list. Our last new species was a Surf Scoter a little over a year ago on the same lake.
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Information change to my account
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 17:18 pm
From: fishinorbirding AT gmail.com
 
Hi everyone,In an effort to do way with an old email account, [email protected], I have changed my OKbirds email account to: [email protected] and will send all my future reports, questions, etc from this name. You might get the idea that I also like to fish as much as I like to watch and (try to) photograph birds. On those beautiful days when the birds are active, I also know (from experience) that the fish will be biting; hence the conundrum in my email name. I often solve this problem by going fishing and bird watching from the boat “ some of my fishin™ buddies have threated to thrown me off the boat if I don™t pay more attention to the fish. At any rate, you will continue to receive the same professional, sage, birding experiences from me as always, such as:I think I saw . It might have been it had red, green, and blue spots, any ideas ? it™s song sounded like .the location was near or almost in NE OKWell, you get the idea. But, I™m always here for YOU, the birdwatching community and It™s not lying, if I think it™s true!Reporting from Claremore and sometime McGee Creek Lake (SE OK, about 3 miles north of Farris, OK) ---Assuming I see some birds before the year ends (where are they?)Mike Ludewig 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10



Subject: BC Night-Heron
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 16:15 pm
From: mpjung5125 AT gmail.com
 
Around 1:30 pm today I found and photographed one sleeping Black-crowned Night-Heron at Lake Hefner, in the cove behind the fire station.
At the inlet canal were a small group of foraging mixed birds and the male Common Merganser:Eastern BluebirdCarolina ChickadeeHouse Finch pairDowny Woodpecker
Matt Jung, OKC



Subject: Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count - Saturday February 1
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 17:54 pm
From: 0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
Hello Oklahoma Birders!

The Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count is scheduled for Saturday February 1from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. I hope that many of you can make it over to bird with us. If you haven't visited the Nickel Preserve yet, this is a great opportunity to bird in one of the most beautiful natural areas in Oklahoma. The preserve is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with the scenic Illinois River adjacent to some areas: http://www.nature.org/ouriniti... will meet at the new Edmondson Public Access Area (formerly known as Combs Public Access Area) just east of the new combs bridge. Turn off Hwy 10 just a few miles northeast of Tahlequah to get there. I will pass out bird checklists/maps and we will organize into groups with assigned areas to cover. After a lovely day of counting birds, we will all meet at the Preserve Headquarters at 2:00 pm for Hot Soup and Bread! The soup will not be vegetarian, but it will not contain red meat and will be gluten free. Please feel free to contribute a dessert, bread, or side dish, but do not feel at all obligated to do so. Also, if you want to drink something other than water, please BYO. After feasting, we will compile a species list for the day (with numbers to be tabulated later). I look forward to seeing you there! Also, if you can let me know that you are coming, that would help a lot with planning groups. Thanks!
Happy Birding!
Mia
--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.Professor of BiologyNortheastern State University611 Grand Ave.Tahlequah, Oklahoma(918) [email protected]

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Subject: Northern Tulsa County on 1-21-2020
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 13:37 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,

I spent several hours birding northern Tulsa County yesterday, starting below Keystone Dam, then going to Lake Yahola and Oxley Nature Center. Concrete work continues on Lake Yahola. There are at least 3 Area Under Construction signs around the lake, but
there is a good viewing point on the SE corner of the lake. There is also probably limited access to the NE corner of the lake from the Oxley North Woods trail, but this should probably only be attempted on weekends when the construction crews aren't working.
Highlights included:




Bufflehead-Several

Common Merganser-4

Red-breasted Merganser-1

Ruddy Duck-3

Herring Gull-5

Common Loon-1

Bewick's Wren-1 below Keystone Dam

Pine Warbler-1 below Keystone Dam

LeConte's Sparrow-1 in the grassy area north of Oxley Nature Center




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: 12th Annual Red Slough Birding Convention
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 22:13 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
The Red Slough Birding Convention (non-profit) will be on May 2-5 this year. The keynote speaker will be Nathan Pieplow, author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds (Eastern & Western volumes). This is your best opportunity to add hard to get in the state species for your life and state lists such as Purple Gallinule, King Rail, Least Bittern, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and Swainson™s Warbler. If you are working on a state list or a year list our yearly average of around 150 species being detected during every convention should be of interest. You will also get a chance to learn about prairie wildflowers, dragonflies, and butterflies. Experienced guides will tour you around Red Slough WMA, Little River NWR, McCurtain County Wilderness Area, and other places. For more information and to register go to: http://www.redsloughconvention... 
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Hefner adult Iceland full
Date: Mon Jan 20 2020 16:21 pm
From: j_grzybowski AT sbcglobal.net
 
Now. Out from point. Small, not much larger than Ring- billed Gulls.
CHEERS, JOE Grzybowski.

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Birding in OKC & vicinity today
Date: Mon Jan 20 2020 15:50 pm
From: mpjung5125 AT gmail.com
 
Drove around Lake Overholser and I found
30 (by count) AW Pelicans, a mixed flock of several hundred RG Gulls, DC
Cormorants and ducks - mostly scaup type and a few Mallards.



At Rose Lake were about 80 Gadwall
and Northern Shovelers combined, one RT Hawk plus a single GB Heron. The playas
one mile west on Yukon Parkway held ~40 Mallards; last Saturday a flock of GWF
Geese flew in on the west side.



NW 50th between Sara Rd. and County
Line Rd. was void of birds.



At Lake Hefner's Prairie Dog Point
were many Horned and PB Grebe and A. Coot (found all over the lake). Ducks I
saw: 2 diving Common Goldeneye females, Mallards, Northern Pintails,
Ring-necked Ducks (by count 28), Bufflehead, Gadwall - failed to see the Common
Merganser pair. I heard a Northern Flicker and saw the Belted Kingfisher and
about 50 DV Cormorants. Finally had a Bonaparte's Gull on the north side and 2
WT Deer were grazing on the dike between the north holding ponds. At the gull
roost off Britton Rd. were RB Gulls and Rock Doves. At Stars & Stripes Park
were Canada Geese, more RB Gulls, Mallards, lots of Rock Doves and domestic
fowl.
Matt Jung, OKC



Subject: New Photos Added to Website
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 15:53 pm
From: JIMARTERBURN AT cox.net
 
OKBirds,
I have added some recent photos to my "Recent Birds" gallery. Some of the species added include several duck and grebe species along with a few other species. Please see the link below.
https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...
Cheers,
Jim Arterburn



Subject: Cedar waxwings
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 12:27 pm
From: janis.blanton AT sbcglobal.net
 
Continue to see large numbers of cedar waxwings at Osage hills state park.  Today (without really looking) saw two flocks of over 200 waxwings along the road.  Also several bluebirds and flickers hanging out with them

Janis Blanton



Subject: Re: Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020.
Date: Mon Jan 13 2020 8:24 am
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
The only thing that scares me is the have giant signs up saying Reservoir closed and they have blocked off the parking lot by the monument. I'm afraid they are going to be stupid about this.
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660

On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 7:33 PM Jim Arterburn <[email protected]> wrote:
OKBirds,
In the past when either Yahola or Lynn Lane were drained for repair work it made for a great spring shorebird migration. The huge mudflats really attracts the shorebirds.
Jim Arterburn


------ Original Message ------
From: "janis blanton" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: 1/11/2020 6:39:10 PM
Subject: Re: Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020.


Lake yahola is closed until April. They are doing concrete repairs on the sides. They chose this time of year because that is when water usage is lowest

Janis Blanton
On Jan 11, 2020, at 9:58 AM, Mary Peterson <[email protected]> wrote:








Hello All,

I walked the trail to Lake Yahola through Oxley North Woods yesterday. I was surprised to see that most of Lake Yahola had been drained down to the muddy bottom. There were quite a few pelicans and a few ring-billed gulls on the mud. There was also a
common loon on the south side near the outlet. I found 2 spotted towhees and a brown thrasher on the walk in. The area by the monument is blocked off and there is a large construction sign which included "keep out" on it. This will apparently be closed for
some time.




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Date: Sun Jan 12 2020 20:58 pm
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,
This afternoon, there were four adult Tundra Swans at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve on the pond 1/4 mile west of the "T" intersection. Also saw 11 Short-Eared Owls (started appearing around 4:45).
Good Birding,
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK



Subject: Re: Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020.
Date: Sat Jan 11 2020 19:33 pm
From: JIMARTERBURN AT cox.net
 
OKBirds,
In the past when either Yahola or Lynn Lane were drained for repair work it made for a great spring shorebird migration. The huge mudflats really attracts the shorebirds.
Jim Arterburn


------ Original Message ------
From: "janis blanton" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: 1/11/2020 6:39:10 PM
Subject: Re: Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020.


Lake yahola is closed until April. They are doing concrete repairs on the sides. They chose this time of year because that is when water usage is lowest

Janis Blanton
On Jan 11, 2020, at 9:58 AM, Mary Peterson <[email protected]> wrote:








Hello All,

I walked the trail to Lake Yahola through Oxley North Woods yesterday. I was surprised to see that most of Lake Yahola had been drained down to the muddy bottom. There were quite a few pelicans and a few ring-billed gulls on the mud. There was also a
common loon on the south side near the outlet. I found 2 spotted towhees and a brown thrasher on the walk in. The area by the monument is blocked off and there is a large construction sign which included "keep out" on it. This will apparently be closed for
some time.




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Re: Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020.
Date: Sat Jan 11 2020 18:41 pm
From: janis.blanton AT sbcglobal.net
 
Lake yahola is closed until April. They are doing concrete repairs on the sides. They chose this time of year because that is when water usage is lowest

Janis Blanton
On Jan 11, 2020, at 9:58 AM, Mary Peterson <[email protected]> wrote:




Hello All,

I walked the trail to Lake Yahola through Oxley North Woods yesterday. I was surprised to see that most of Lake Yahola had been drained down to the muddy bottom. There were quite a few pelicans and a few ring-billed gulls on the mud. There was also a
common loon on the south side near the outlet. I found 2 spotted towhees and a brown thrasher on the walk in. The area by the monument is blocked off and there is a large construction sign which included "keep out" on it. This will apparently be closed for
some time.




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Oxley North Woods and Lake Yahola on 1-10-2020.
Date: Sat Jan 11 2020 10:57 am
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,

I walked the trail to Lake Yahola through Oxley North Woods yesterday. I was surprised to see that most of Lake Yahola had been drained down to the muddy bottom. There were quite a few pelicans and a few ring-billed gulls on the mud. There was also a
common loon on the south side near the outlet. I found 2 spotted towhees and a brown thrasher on the walk in. The area by the monument is blocked off and there is a large construction sign which included "keep out" on it. This will apparently be closed for
some time.




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Re: Birding Lake Hefner
Date: Fri Jan 10 2020 14:25 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
HI,
Have you received 1 or more replies to your request for assistance in birding around Lake Hefner in OKC this weekend (Sunday, Jan. 12). If not( so far) perhaps I can assist.
Let me know,. Hal A. Yocum, Pres. OK City Audubon


> On January 9, 2020 at 10:48 PM 22mgoose <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
> Looking for and info where to park or what area to go to. Have not been there before.Have been seeing several birds to go on life list the last couple of weeks. I am a novice birder. Will be coming throw Sunday evening.
> Are you using spotting scope or binoculars to see them?
> Merganser , Rutty duck, any gull but ring bill ,red head , canvasback to name a few I am looking for.
> Thanks for any info , happy birding.



Subject: Re: OOS Special Projects
Date: Fri Jan 10 2020 12:27 pm
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
Thanks.
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:25 PM Deanne Hardy McKinney <[email protected]> wrote:
Add a dot after the www. That should work.
Deanne

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020, 12:15 PM Terry Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:
That link doesn't work for me.
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:35 AM Don Glass <[email protected]> wrote:








Hello Birders,

This is just a reminder that grant proposals for OOS special projects are due on
March 1, 2020. These grants are for anyone doing research or projects relating to Oklahoma birds. The projects are judged by a committee of OOS members and if awarded can provide $500.00 worth of funding to students, researchers, individuals, or civic groups
proposing to do work that promotes the observation, study, and conservation of Oklahoma birds. The requirements and criteria for these projects can be found at the OOS website
wwwokbirds.org under the special projects tab. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at the following email or phone number.

Thanks and hopefully you or one of your students will consider submitting a proposal.

Don Glass

OOS Special Projects Chair

[email protected]

918-230-1154



Subject: Re: OOS Special Projects
Date: Fri Jan 10 2020 12:24 pm
From: trialsz63 AT gmail.com
 
Add a dot after the www. That should work.
Deanne

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020, 12:15 PM Terry Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:
That link doesn't work for me.
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:35 AM Don Glass <[email protected]> wrote:








Hello Birders,

This is just a reminder that grant proposals for OOS special projects are due on
March 1, 2020. These grants are for anyone doing research or projects relating to Oklahoma birds. The projects are judged by a committee of OOS members and if awarded can provide $500.00 worth of funding to students, researchers, individuals, or civic groups
proposing to do work that promotes the observation, study, and conservation of Oklahoma birds. The requirements and criteria for these projects can be found at the OOS website
wwwokbirds.org under the special projects tab. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at the following email or phone number.

Thanks and hopefully you or one of your students will consider submitting a proposal.

Don Glass

OOS Special Projects Chair

[email protected]

918-230-1154



Subject: Re: OOS Special Projects
Date: Fri Jan 10 2020 12:15 pm
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
That link doesn't work for me.
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:35 AM Don Glass <[email protected]> wrote:








Hello Birders,

This is just a reminder that grant proposals for OOS special projects are due on
March 1, 2020. These grants are for anyone doing research or projects relating to Oklahoma birds. The projects are judged by a committee of OOS members and if awarded can provide $500.00 worth of funding to students, researchers, individuals, or civic groups
proposing to do work that promotes the observation, study, and conservation of Oklahoma birds. The requirements and criteria for these projects can be found at the OOS website
wwwokbirds.org under the special projects tab. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at the following email or phone number.

Thanks and hopefully you or one of your students will consider submitting a proposal.

Don Glass

OOS Special Projects Chair

[email protected]

918-230-1154



Subject: OOS Special Projects
Date: Fri Jan 10 2020 11:34 am
From: dglass AT rsu.edu
 
Hello Birders,

This is just a reminder that grant proposals for OOS special projects are due on
March 1, 2020. These grants are for anyone doing research or projects relating to Oklahoma birds. The projects are judged by a committee of OOS members and if awarded can provide $500.00 worth of funding to students, researchers, individuals, or civic groups
proposing to do work that promotes the observation, study, and conservation of Oklahoma birds. The requirements and criteria for these projects can be found at the OOS website
wwwokbirds.org under the special projects tab. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at the following email or phone number.

Thanks and hopefully you or one of your students will consider submitting a proposal.

Don Glass

OOS Special Projects Chair

[email protected]

918-230-1154



Subject: Birding Lake Hefner
Date: Thu Jan 9 2020 21:58 pm
From: 22mgoose AT gmail.com
 
Looking for and info where to park or what area to go to. Have not been there before.Have been seeing several birds to go on life list the last couple of weeks. I am a novice birder. Will be coming throw Sunday evening. 
Are you using spotting scope or binoculars to see them?
Merganser , Rutty duck, any gull but ring bill ,red head , canvasback to name a few I am looking for.
Thanks for any info , happy birding.



Subject: Stillwater American Woodcock Displaying
Date: Thu Jan 9 2020 8:15 am
From: scottrloss AT gmail.com
 
A woodcock was displaying over the field behind our yard this morning on
the north side of Stillwater. With the warm weather, I had been
watching/listening for them for the last several days, but this warm, humid
morning was the first time hearing one. This is our 3rd straight spring
with woodcocks as a yard bird, and they are starting displays a good 3 and
a half weeks earlier compared to last year.

Scott Loss
Stillwater



Subject: Longspur Guide Needed (Possibly Paid)
Date: Tue Jan 7 2020 19:41 pm
From: johnkennington AT gmail.com
 
I just received the following request. Is anyoneavailableto help Charlie? Note he is willing to pay! - John Kennington
I am traveling to Oklahoma this Thursday and Friday with the main purpose of finding all four longspurs as part of my big year efforts. Will you connect me with someone who can help me find them? I am happy to pay for time involved. Charlie Bostwick [email protected]



Subject: Howard Farms?
Date: Mon Jan 6 2020 19:56 pm
From: zdufran AT gmail.com
 
Someone by the name of Braden Farris has been reporting Smith™s Longspurs regularly at a location called Howard Farms in Oklahoma County at Waterloo and Rockwell. I™m assuming this is private property and not accessible to other birders, but does anyone know for sure?

Thanks,
Zach DuFran
Norman



Subject: Re: Short-eared owls
Date: Mon Jan 6 2020 10:15 am
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
I was hoping I would at least get a glimpse of 1 as darkness descended. It was a wonderful sight.
Terry Mitchell

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 9:57 AM Nancy Vicars <[email protected]> wrote:

We were there on Saturday for the Tall Grass Prairie Christmas Count and saw exactly 18 short-eared owls!!
Nancy Vicars






On Monday, January 6, 2020, 09:49:07 AM CST, Patricia Seibert <[email protected]> wrote:





Beautiful photos. Thanks for posting!PatOn Jan 6, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Terry Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:Friday I was at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and at 4:00 PM and Short-eared owls appeared everywhere. I had at least 18. Here's a link to 3 photo'sif you care to look.https://pbase.com/ttownvstrom/... MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660



Subject: Re: Short-eared owls
Date: Mon Jan 6 2020 9:57 am
From: nancy.vicars AT sbcglobal.net
 
We were there on Saturday for the Tall Grass Prairie Christmas Count and saw exactly 18 short-eared owls!!
Nancy Vicars






On Monday, January 6, 2020, 09:49:07 AM CST, Patricia Seibert <[email protected]> wrote:





Beautiful photos. Thanks for posting!PatOn Jan 6, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Terry Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:Friday I was at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and at 4:00 PM and Short-eared owls appeared everywhere. I had at least 18. Here's a link to 3 photo'sif you care to look.https://pbase.com/ttownvstrom/... MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660



Subject: Re: Short-eared owls
Date: Mon Jan 6 2020 9:48 am
From: plseibert AT sbcglobal.net
 
Beautiful photos. Thanks for posting!

Pat
On Jan 6, 2020, at 8:51 AM, Terry Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:

Friday I was at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and at 4:00 PM and Short-eared owls appeared everywhere. I had at least 18. Here's a link to 3 photo'sif you care to look.
https://pbase.com/ttownvstrom/...
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660



Subject: Re: Short-eared owls
Date: Mon Jan 6 2020 8:54 am
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
It was magical.
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 8:53 AM Sandy Berger <[email protected]> wrote:
Very nice. Lucky you.
On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 8:51 AM Terry Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:
Friday I was at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and at 4:00 PM and Short-eared owls appeared everywhere. I had at least 18. Here's a link to 3 photo'sif you care to look.
https://pbase.com/ttownvstrom/...
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660



Subject: Re: Short-eared owls
Date: Mon Jan 6 2020 8:53 am
From: sndbrgr AT gmail.com
 
Very nice. Lucky you.
On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 8:51 AM Terry Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:
Friday I was at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and at 4:00 PM and Short-eared owls appeared everywhere. I had at least 18. Here's a link to 3 photo'sif you care to look.
https://pbase.com/ttownvstrom/...
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660



Subject: Short-eared owls
Date: Mon Jan 6 2020 8:51 am
From: terry AT pecot.com
 
Friday I was at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and at 4:00 PM and Short-eared owls appeared everywhere. I had at least 18. Here's a link to 3 photo'sif you care to look.
https://pbase.com/ttownvstrom/...
Terry MitchellPlastic Engineering918-622-9660



Subject: Re: Leucistic Robin and Photos
Date: Sun Jan 5 2020 5:01 am
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
Thanks for sharing!  The best I™ve done is a pied leucistic EUST.

I always appreciate your photos and posts. They are a wonderful resource.

Thank You,

Brett Niland
Cell: (918) 200-1818

On Jan 4, 2020, at 10:00 PM, Harold A. Yocum wrote:

Thanks Bill . I have never seen one that white but certainly have seen several interesting patterns of partially white robins. One had both wings white. Another had a white head and neck and white wing feathers at the shoulders (like a Verdin does rusty ones. Another had big white eye rings- 3x normal. All were symmetrical however.
About 7-8 years ago we photographed a totally albino towhee in a group of towhees.
Others as well- cardinals, juncos, eastern phoebe. All seen over the years in Mitch Park , Edmond.
Hal Yocum

Bill,

That is really neat. A couple of years ago we had a robin in our front yard with some leucistic patches, but nothing like the bird you saw. Thanks for sharing your observation.

Zach DuFran
Norman, OK

On Jan 4, 2020, at 7:46 PM, Bill Carrell wrote:


Hello All,

Found a leucistic American Robin feeding with a flock of "normal" robins in Mohawk Park Friday morning. Here is a link to the iNaturalist observation:

https://www.inaturalist.org/ob...

Also, just added December photos to my Pbase site, including Red-Necked Grebe other waterfowl from Lake Hefner:

https://pbase.com/lctsimages/r...

Good Birding,

Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK



Subject: Re: Leucistic Robin and Photos
Date: Sat Jan 4 2020 23:00 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Thanks Bill . I have never seen one that white but certainly have seen several interesting patterns of  partially white robins. One had both wings white. Another had a white head and neck and white wing feathers at the shoulders (like a Verdin does rusty ones. Another had big white eye rings- 3x normal. All were symmetrical however.About 7-8 years ago we photographed a totally albino towhee in a group of towhees.Others as well- cardinals, juncos, eastern phoebe. All seen over the years in Mitch Park , Edmond.Hal Yocum

Bill,
That is really neat. A couple of years ago we had a robin in our front yard with some leucistic patches, but nothing like the bird you saw. Thanks for sharing your observation.

Zach DuFranNorman, OK
On Jan 4, 2020, at 7:46 PM, Bill Carrell <[email protected]> wrote:

Hello All,
Found a leucistic American Robin feeding with a flock of "normal" robins in Mohawk Park Friday morning. Here is a link to the iNaturalist observation:
https://www.inaturalist.org/ob...
Also, just added December photos to my Pbase site, including Red-Necked Grebe other waterfowl from Lake Hefner:
https://pbase.com/lctsimages/r...
Good Birding,
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK



Subject: Re: Leucistic Robin and Photos
Date: Sat Jan 4 2020 22:42 pm
From: zdufran AT gmail.com
 
Bill,
That is really neat. A couple of years ago we had a robin in our front yard with some leucistic patches, but nothing like the bird you saw. Thanks for sharing your observation.

Zach DuFranNorman, OK
On Jan 4, 2020, at 7:46 PM, Bill Carrell <[email protected]> wrote:

Hello All,
Found a leucistic American Robin feeding with a flock of "normal" robins in Mohawk Park Friday morning. Here is a link to the iNaturalist observation:
https://www.inaturalist.org/ob...
Also, just added December photos to my Pbase site, including Red-Necked Grebe other waterfowl from Lake Hefner:
https://pbase.com/lctsimages/r...
Good Birding,
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK



Subject: Audubon Field Guide for the 21st Century
Date: Sat Jan 4 2020 21:26 pm
From: spd8109 AT gmail.com
 
A non-birding friend sent me this article about a new app from Audubon
that might inform recent discussions about "next new birds" to show up
in OK:

https://www.theatlantic.com/sc...



Subject: Leucistic Robin and Photos
Date: Sat Jan 4 2020 19:46 pm
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,
Found a leucistic American Robin feeding with a flock of "normal" robins in Mohawk Park Friday morning. Here is a link to the iNaturalist observation:
https://www.inaturalist.org/ob...
Also, just added December photos to my Pbase site, including Red-Necked Grebe other waterfowl from Lake Hefner:
https://pbase.com/lctsimages/r...
Good Birding,
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK



Subject: Broken Bow Christmas Bird Count Results
Date: Sat Jan 4 2020 17:47 pm
From: 0000004e74e60ce3-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
Hello OK-birders!
The Broken Bow Christmas Bird Count results have been tabulated! We had 10 fantastic participants, and we ended the day with 88 species. We got a total of 90 species for the count week, including a Yellow-billed Cuckoo photographed in the count circle! Thank you to all the participants, and if you are considering coming next year, I have tentatively scheduled it for December 20, 2020! That should be easy enough to remember! ;-)
Happy Birding!!Mia Revels


Broken Bow Christmas Bird Count December 22, 20191.Canada Goose “ 812.Wood Duck “ 873.Mallard “ 1394.Northern Shoveler “ 65.Gadwall “ 186.Ring-necked Duck “ 1217.Common Goldeneye “ 288.Bufflehead “ 79.Hooded Merganser “ 1610.Ruddy Duck “ 111.Lesser Yellowlegs “ 112.Pied-billed Grebe “ 413.Double-crested Cormorant-114.Great Blue Heron “ 915.Black Vulture “ 5416.Turkey Vulture “ 10317.Bald Eagle “ 218.Sharp-shinned Hawk “ 219.Cooper™s Hawk “ 120.Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1021.Red-tailed Hawk “ 622.American Kestrel “ 223.Merlin -124.American Coot “ 1525.Killdeer “ 626.Spotted Sandpiper “ 127.Wilson™s Snipe “ 828.American Woodcock “ 129.Rock Pigeon “ 630.Eurasian Collared-dove “ 431.Mourning Dove “ 2332.Screech Owl “ 133.Great Horned Owl “ 134.Barred Owl “ 335.Belted Kingfisher “ 136.Red-headed Woodpecker “ 437.Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 3338.Yellow-bellied Sapsucker “ 639.Downy Woodpecker “ 540.Hairy Woodpecker “ 141.Northern Flicker “ 1442.Pileated Woodpecker “ 943.Eastern Phoebe “ 1344.Blue Jay “ 6845.American Crow “ 22646.Fish Crow “ 22147.Carolina Chickadee “ 2448.Tufted Titmouse “ 1449.White-breasted Nuthatch “ 150.Brown-headed Nuthatch “ 151.Carolina Wren “ 1852.Sedge Wren “ 253.Marsh Wren “ 254.Golden-crowned Kinglet “ 555.Ruby-crowned Kinglet “ 856.Eastern Bluebird- 3857.Hermit Thrush “ 358.American Robin “ 17559.Northern Mockingbird “ 1460.Brown Thrasher “ 761.European Starling “ 11862.Cedar Waxwing “ 2963.Orange-crowned Warbler “ 164.Yellow-rumped Warbler “ 1165.Pine Warbler “ 266.Eastern Towhee “ 267.Spotted Towhee “ 368.Chipping Sparrow “ 9669.Fox Sparrow “ 1270.Song Sparrow “ 6571.Savannah Sparrow “ 1472.Lincoln™s Sparrow “ 173.Swamp Sparrow “ 374.White-throated Sparrow “ 15575.White-crowned Sparrow “ 2676.Harris™s Sparrow “ 577.Dark-eyed Junco “ 9378.Northern Cardinal “ 8379.Red-winged Blackbird “ 380.Eastern Meadowlark “ 2781.Rusty Blackbird “ 6082.Brewer™s Blackbird “ 1383.Great-tailed Grackle “ 384.Common Grackle “ 50085.Brown-headed Cowbird “ 886.Pine Siskin “ 1887.American Goldfinch “ 4588.House Sparrow “ 23Total Species = 88Count Week “ 90 speciesYellow-billed Cuckoo “ 1Bewicks™ Wren “ 1--
Mia Revels, Ph.D.Professor of BiologyNortheastern State University611 Grand Ave.Tahlequah, Oklahoma(918) [email protected]

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Subject: Binoculars
Date: Sat Jan 4 2020 12:33 pm
From: blnllaval AT windstream.net
 
I have a pair of lightly used Fujinon 8x42 binocs that I no longer need.  They cost me $300.  If you are interested in these please contact me off web at [email protected] 
Bob LaVal

Sent from my iPad



Subject: Red Slough Update
Date: Fri Jan 3 2020 21:13 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
As of yesterday (Jan. 2nd) there were still lingering White Ibis (mixed age flock of 19) and the Anhinga on Otter Lake was still present.
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Fort Cobb Lake, Jan 2, 2020
Date: Thu Jan 2 2020 21:24 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Another ebird list from Ft Cobb today. The show of geese today was incredible.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK


Fort Cobb Lake, Caddo, Oklahoma, US
Jan 2, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: Larry and i birded the east side of the lake around the golf course and along the primitive road.
44 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 5000 Huge numbers of white geese in the air and on the water at all times. Large undercount.
Ross's Goose 200 Easily a very large undercount.
Greater White-fronted Goose 150 Many birds in the air and on the water in many places.
Cackling Goose 5000
Canada Goose 2500
Cackling/Canada Goose 5000
Gadwall 12
Mallard 300
Lesser Scaup 40
Bufflehead 15
Common Goldeneye 10
Pied-billed Grebe 9
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
American Coot 75
Ring-billed Gull 200
Double-crested Cormorant 140
American White Pelican 65
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Horned Owl 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 12
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1 One small wren with short stubby tail seen in appropriate habitat. Called briefly.
Carolina Wren 2
European Starling 40
Northern Mockingbird 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 75
Cedar Waxwing 20
American Goldfinch 5
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 20
Harris's Sparrow 14
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Northern Cardinal 20

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

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



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Fort Cobb Lake--Dam, Jan 2, 2020
Date: Thu Jan 2 2020 21:23 pm
From: j.woodard AT cox.net
 
Larry Mays and I birded around Ft Cobb Lake most of the day. We could not refind the
Brant seen by Mary Truex on Wednesday. The amount of geese seen here today was incredible.
Our counts of all species of geese were most likely extremely low compared to what was
actually there. Personally, I've never seen that many white geese in one area before either
in Oklahoma or anywhere else.

Jimmy Woodard
Midwest City, OK

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2020 8:42 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: eBird Report - Fort Cobb Lake--Dam, Jan 2, 2020

Fort Cobb Lake--Dam, Caddo, Oklahoma, US Jan 2, 2020 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: Larry Mays and i birded across Caddo County to begin birding the lake at the dam.
52 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 10000 This was very likely a huge undercount. Large flocks on the water, flying in the air and in nearby wheat fields.
Ross's Goose 750 A large amount of small white geese mixed in the huge flocks of Snows. Easily a very low count on both Ross and Snows.
Greater White-fronted Goose 500 Easily an undercount of this species. Mixed in with the huge flocks of Snows and Ross's Geese.
Cackling Goose 2500
Canada Goose 2500
Northern Shoveler 3
Gadwall 12
Mallard 120
Northern Pintail 2
Lesser Scaup 40
Bufflehead 30
Common Goldeneye 50
Ruddy Duck 25
Pied-billed Grebe 15
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
Mourning Dove 10
American Coot 55
Ring-billed Gull 150
Double-crested Cormorant 60
American White Pelican 30
Great Blue Heron 3
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Great Horned Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 8
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 50
Northern Mockingbird 1
Eastern Bluebird 8
Townsend's Solitaire 1
American Robin 20
Cedar Waxwing 10
American Goldfinch 5
Dark-eyed Junco 12
White-crowned Sparrow 40
Harris's Sparrow 35
Savannah Sparrow 20
Song Sparrow 2
Western Meadowlark 10
Eastern Meadowlark 6
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 40
Red-winged Blackbird 100
Brewer's Blackbird 100
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Northern Cardinal 13

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

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



Subject: New Photos added to my PBase Website
Date: Thu Jan 2 2020 11:33 am
From: JIMARTERBURN AT cox.net
 
OKBirds,
I have added a few more recent photos to the beginning of my "Recent Birds" gallery consisting mainly of ducks from the Tulsa area. For those interested see the link below.
https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...
Cheers,
Jim Arterburn



Subject: Re: Orchard Oriole
Date: Thu Jan 2 2020 7:17 am
From: sebastianpatti AT hotmail.com
 
This is a super rare bird and requires some caution, IMHO.




This can be a tricky ID . . . though I agree that the bird does look like an Orchard, I think an expert should

be consulted to eliminate HOODED ORIOLE. In one pic the bill looks to me so ever slightly decurved.

I suggest a post on ID-Frontiers. Vocalization recordings would seal the ID.






[email protected]

Sebastian T. Patti

770 S. Grand Avenue

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Los Angeles, CA 90017

CELL: 773/304-7488






From: okbirds <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU> on behalf of Bill Carrell <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:29 PM
To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU <OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU>
Subject: [OKBIRDS] Orchard Oriole



Hello All,


I didn't see the bird, but here's a link to an interesting iNaturalist observation from Payne county today:


https://www.inaturalist.org/ob...





Bill Carrell
Tulsa, OK



Subject: Orchard Oriole
Date: Wed Jan 1 2020 20:30 pm
From: cyanocitta.tachopteryx AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,
I didn't see the bird, but here's a link to an interesting iNaturalist observation from Payne county today:
https://www.inaturalist.org/ob...


Bill CarrellTulsa, OK



Subject: Fort Cobb Lake Brant
Date: Tue Dec 31 2019 20:03 pm
From: ml2x1954 AT gmail.com
 
Hello Everyone,
If you want to get your 2020 list off to a 5 goose start, Ft. Cobb Lake is a great place to do that. We had about 40000 geese there today with most of them being Snow and Ross Geese. More Morphs than we've seen in our lives all total. Mary did find a Brant but a boat drove thru before I could locate it. We were scoping from the truck on the dam, SW side.
Happy New Year,
Mary and Lou [email protected]



Subject: Today at Lake Hefner
Date: Mon Dec 30 2019 21:08 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
I drove Lake Hefner 3-5 PM.

Best were:

common merganser at lake edge south of PDP

Lesser black backed gull -floating with many brig billed gulls 30-40 yards out at Stars and Stripes east side where all the ducks , coots and pigeons huddle daily.

Hooded merganser in the ponds east side of the lake.

Hal



Subject: Stillwater Christmas Bird Count results
Date: Sun Dec 29 2019 9:44 am
From: tim.oconnell AT okstate.edu
 
Dear OKBirders,

Twenty-eight volunteers contributed their time and efforts to the 2019 Stillwater Christmas Bird Count hosted by the Payne County Audubon Society on Saturday, December 21. This was the 72nd annual count, founded by Fred and Marguerite Baumgartner in 1947.

At least 10 parties went out on an overcast and still day with temperatures holding in the 40s. Collectively, the volunteers logged more than 73 hours toward the effort, including 35 miles walked and 364 miles driven to access the 15-mile diameter circle centered on Redlands Rd. east of Lake Carl Blackwell.

Altogether we counted 18,836 individuals of at least 107 different species of birds.

We set new high count records for at least 14 species, with 55 Pied-billed Grebes (previous high 37) 27 Herring Gulls (12), 82 Red-bellied Woodpeckers (76), 115 Northern Flickers (93), 24 Pileated Woodpeckers (13), 38 American Kestrels (37), 11 Eastern Phoebes (6), 9 Brown Creepers (8), 4 Winter Wrens (3), 113 Carolina Wrens (86), 8 Bewick™s Wrens (7), 6 Brown Thrashers (4), 84 Spotted Towhees (37), and 289 Northern Cardinals (279).

This was also the first count for which we found Common Yellowthroat (1) and Black Vulture (1), and only the second time that Orange-crowned Warbler (1), Pine Warbler (1), and Marsh Wren (1) have been detected on the Stillwater CBC.

Thanks to the following volunteers who made this count pretty special: Mike Yough, Caleb McKinney, Emily Geest, Ray Moranz, Helena Noranz, Jay Nabar, Jacob Johnson, Elaine Stebler, Rebecca Bond, David Leslie, Mary Leslie, Eric Duell, David Londe, Keira Kauffman, Jim Cowley, Suz Cowley, Kent Andersson, Jennifer Grindstaff, Linnea Andersson, Mary Towner, James Kowaleski, Deb Hirt, Jess Torres, Dave Latham, Doug Latham, Erin Latham, Tim O™Connell, and Brad Rogers.

Here™s the total species list:

4233 American Robin
1821 Canada Goose
1575 European Starling
1060 Ring-billed Gull
1012 Brewer™s Blackbird
1008 Dark-eyed Junco
770 Cedar Waxwing
749 Mallard
727 Red-winged Blackbird
447 Cackling Goose
329 American Crow
307 Eastern Meadowlark
289 Northern Cardinal
227 Mourning Dove
225 Ring-necked Duck
215 Blue Jay
208 Savannah Sparrow
200 Song Sparrow
198 Yellow-rumped Warbler
197 Western/Eastern Meadowlark
193 Gadwall
177 Carolina Chickadee
175 Rock Pigeon
175 Eastern Bluebird
163 American Goldfinch
134 Double-crested Cormorant
115 Northern Flicker
113 Carolina Wren
109 House Sparrow
97 Harris™s Sparrow
87 Red-tailed Hawk
84 Spotted Towhee
82 Red-bellied Woodpecker
76 Field Sparrow
75 White-throated Sparrow
68 Northern Mockingbird
64 Tufted Titmouse
59 American Wigeon
57 Redhead
57 American Coot
55 Pied-billed Grebe
51 Downy Woodpecker
45 blackbird sp.
38 American Kestrel
33 Great Blue Heron
30 Green-winged Teal
29 Red-shouldered Hawk
27 Hooded Merganser
27 Herring Gull
26 Smith™s Longspur
26 White-crowned Sparrow
25 Northern Shoveler
24 Pileated Woodpecker
23 Brown-headed Cowbird
22 Wild Turkey
22 Eurasian Collared-Dove
22 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
21 Northern Harrier
21 Fox Sparrow
16 Lesser Scaup
16 Common Goldeneye
16 White-breasted Nuthatch
16 House Finch
16 Chipping Sparrow
16 Common Grackle
15 Lincoln™s Sparrow
12 Northern Bobwhite
12 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11 Eastern Phoebe
10 Wood Duck
10 Greater/Lesser Scaup
10 Golden-crowned Kinglet
9 Northern Pintail
9 Brown Creeper
8 Great Horned Owl
8 Bewick™s Wren
8 Swamp Sparrow
7 Belted Kingfisher
6 Sharp-shinned Hawk
6 Brown Thrasher
5 Barred Owl
5 Hairy Woodpecker
5 LeConte™s Sparrow
4 Bufflehead
4 Winter Wren
4 Western Meadowlark
3 Greater White-fronted Goose
3 Killdeer
3 Bonaparte™s Gull
3 Loggerhead Shrike
3 Eastern Towhee
2 Blue-winged Teal
2 Mallard (Domestic type)
2 Ruddy Duck
2 Cooper™s Hawk
2 Bald Eagle
2 Prairie Falcon
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
2 Hermit Thrush
1 Snow Goose
1 Ross™s Goose
1 domesticated goose
1 Common Loon
1 gull sp.
1 Black Vulture
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-headed Woodpecker
1 House Wren
1 Marsh Wren
1 American Tree Sparrow
1 Vesper Sparrow
1 Spotted/Eastern Towhee
1 Pine Warbler
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Greater Roadrunner



Subject: Red Slough CBC Details
Date: Sun Dec 29 2019 9:22 am
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
Here are the details of the Red Slough CBC conducted on Dec. 16. Participants besides myself included Dennis Wilson, Helen Brunson, Judy Reeves, Nancee Salzman, David Drake, Herschel Rainy, Brent Spink, Chris Butler, Matt Larson, Chance Phillips, Terry Stuart, and Leif Anderson (Compiler). Species found and numbers were:
Canada Goose “ 24
Wood Duck “ 53
Gadwall “ 901
American Wigeon “ 18
Mallard “ 667
Blue-winged Teal “ 15
Northern Shoveler “ 102
Northern Pintail “ 28
Green-winged Teal “ 11
Ring-necked Duck “ 2,781
Lesser Scaup “ 5
Hooded Merganser “ 9
Ruddy Duck “ 5
Duck Spp? - 500
Pied-billed grebe “ 18
Double-crested Cormorant “ 17
Great Blue Heron “ 21
Great Egret “ 3
Green Heron “ 1
White Ibis - 34
Black Vulture “ 84
Turkey Vulture “ 98
Bald Eagle “ 4
Northern Harrier “ 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk “ 2
Cooper™s Hawk “ 2
Red-shouldered Hawk “ 9
Red-tailed Hawk “ 13
Golden Eagle “ 1 adult
American Kestrel “ 9
Merlin “ 1
Yellow Rail “ 1
Virginia Rail - 5
American Coot “ 391
Killdeer “ 51
Wilson™s Snipe “ 30
American Woodcock “ 1
Ring-billed Gull “ 1
Rock Pigeon “ 15
Mourning Dove “ 146
Eastern Screech-Owl “ 5
Great Horned Owl - 7
Barred Owl “ 12
Short-eared Owl “ 2
Belted Kingfisher “ 4
Red-headed Woodpecker “ 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 40
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker “ 15
Downy Woodpecker “ 11
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker “ 39
Pileated Woodpecker - 3
Eastern Phoebe “ 22
Loggerhead Shrike “ 2
Blue Jay “ 36
American Crow “ 669
Fish Crow “ 230
Crow spp? “ 246
Horned Lark “ 13
Carolina Chickadee “ 26
Tufted Titmouse “ 10
Red-breasted Nuthatch “ 2
Brown Creeper - 1
Carolina Wren “ 37
House Wren “ 2
Winter Wren “ 4
Sedge Wren “ 14
Marsh Wren “ 17
Golden-crowned Kinglet “ 11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet “ 23
Eastern Bluebird “ 27
Hermit thrush “ 8
American Robin “ 12
Northern Mockingbird “ 12
Brown Thrasher “ 33
European Starling “ 10
American Pipit “ 32
Cedar Waxwing “ 86
Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler “ 48
Pine Warbler - 3
Common Yellowthroat “ 1
Eastern Towhee “ 32
Chipping Sparrow “ 8
Field Sparrow “ 5
Vesper Sparrow “ 2
Savannah Sparrow “ 42
LeConte™s Sparrow “ 8
Fox Sparrow “ 10
Song Sparrow “ 198
Lincoln™s Sparrow “ 6
Swamp Sparrow “ 90
White-throated Sparrow “ 283
White-crowned Sparrow “ 96
Harris™ Sparrow “ 1
Dark-eyed Junco “ 186
Northern Cardinal “ 160
Red-winged Blackbird “ 3,518
Eastern Meadowlark “ 75
Western Meadowlark “ 2
Meadowlark spp? “ 89
Rusty Blackbird “ 67
Brewer™s Blackbird “ 41
Common Grackle - 6,589
Brown-headed Cowbird “ 94
Blackbird spp? “ 1,800
American Goldfinch “ 224
House Sparrow “ 4
Individuals “ 21,502
Species “ 104Count Week birds are American Bittern, Common Gallinule and Greater Yellowlegs.
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Red Slough today
Date: Thu Dec 26 2019 20:38 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
I was driving down Red Slough (formerly Mudline) road today when an American Bittern ran across the road in front of me and into a vegetated flooded ditch. I tried to find him but he just disappeared as Bitterns can do. Also seen today were the Otter Lake Anhinga, 13 White Ibis in unit 44 and a dark ibis at Ward Lake. We have some very interesting wintering birds this year!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Red-Necked Grebe P.S.
Date: Thu Dec 26 2019 20:13 pm
From: okiebirder AT gmail.com
 
I included a description of the calls I heard in the eBird details section of my first observation. Would be of interest to know if you heard something similar.
Bill D., OKC
On Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 6:08 PM Bill Carrell <[email protected]> wrote:
Hello All,
Almost forgot to mention it, but while I was watching the Hefner Red-Necked Grebe Tuesday it vocalized a couple of times just before diving. Didn't know if anyone else has observedthis. I had never heard one calling before.
Bill CarrellTulsa, OK


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