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04 Aug: @ 19:47:23 Re: Okay guys, brace yourselves -- the South lost the war [HAROLD YOCUM]
04 Aug: @ 19:14:24 Re: Okay guys, brace yourselves -- the South lost the war [Richrd Gunn]
04 Aug: @ 18:58:11 Re: Okay guys, brace yourselves -- the South lost the war [Harold A. Yocum]
04 Aug: @ 18:31:28 Okay guys, brace yourselves -- the South lost the war [Richrd Gunn]
02 Aug: @ 20:50:09 Re: Female/immature Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird Woodward Park Tulsa [John Kennington]
02 Aug: @ 16:00:52 Re: Female/immature Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird Woodward Park Tulsa [Harold A. Yocum]
02 Aug: @ 16:00:52 Re: Female/immature Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird Woodward Park Tulsa [Harold A. Yocum]
02 Aug: @ 15:40:13 Female/immature Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird Woodward Park Tulsa [Poland, Zachary]
02 Aug: @ 12:15:32 Re: Swallow-tailed Kites yes [hope4herefords]
02 Aug: @ 03:17:56 Re: Vermillion Flycatcher [Holly Lackey]
01 Aug: @ 20:39:59 Re: Swallow-tailed Kites yes [Dala Grissom]
01 Aug: @ 20:30:57 Re: Swallow-tailed Kites yes [Doug Wood]
01 Aug: @ 17:42:13 Re: Swallow-tailed Kites yes [Brett Niland]
01 Aug: @ 14:28:47 Heritage Auctions auction of amazing bird book collection [Hanny Basso]
01 Aug: @ 10:03:35 August Migration Report [Patricia Velte]
01 Aug: @ 08:58:45 New Photos added to Website [Jim Arterburn]
01 Aug: @ 07:32:53 Swallow-tailed Kites yes [Doug Wood]
01 Aug: @ 06:55:11 remove [Brad J. Dixon]
31 Jul: @ 18:35:49 Remove [bettyzumwalt]
31 Jul: @ 15:09:26 Re: Swallow-tailed Kites [Doug Wood]
31 Jul: @ 14:58:07 Re: Swallow-tailed Kites [Doug Wood]
31 Jul: @ 11:17:17 Re: Swallow-tailed Kites [Doug Wood]
30 Jul: @ 13:43:53 S. Jenkins Road this AM [HAROLD YOCUM]
30 Jul: @ 12:29:48 Re: little blue heron [Harold A. Yocum]
30 Jul: @ 12:11:15 little blue heron [shenthorn205]
30 Jul: @ 00:03:45 Swallow-tailed Kites [David Arbour]
26 Jul: @ 15:19:32 Re: Vermillion Flycatcher [Harold A. Yocum]
26 Jul: @ 14:46:19 Re: Vermillion Flycatcher [Grissom Dala]
26 Jul: @ 14:34:36 Re: Vermillion Flycatcher [Feldt, Andrew]
26 Jul: @ 14:18:41 Re: Vermillion Flycatcher [Grissom Dala]
26 Jul: @ 14:06:38 Vermillion Flycatcher [Dala Grissom]
25 Jul: @ 14:08:23 Anhinga Sequoyah NWR [Poland, Zachary]
23 Jul: @ 23:38:50 Red Slough Bird Survey - July 23 [David Arbour]
23 Jul: @ 07:17:59 Purple Martins [janis blanton]
21 Jul: @ 23:23:43 Comet Birds [Mary Peterson]
21 Jul: @ 12:53:47 Loon at L. Hefner [Matthew Jung]
20 Jul: @ 13:00:28 Re: South Jenkins [Richrd Gunn]
20 Jul: @ 12:53:16 Re: South Jenkins [HAROLD YOCUM]
20 Jul: @ 11:24:48 Re: South Jenkins [Richrd Gunn]
20 Jul: @ 11:18:06 South Jenkins [Richrd Gunn]
20 Jul: @ 11:11:42 Re: Photos added to website [anne davis]
19 Jul: @ 20:20:14 Photos added to website [Jim Arterburn]
18 Jul: @ 16:01:09 Re: Salt plains [Harold A. Yocum]
18 Jul: @ 14:30:37 Salt plains [janis blanton]
18 Jul: @ 00:19:08 Limpkin! [David Arbour]
14 Jul: @ 22:21:45 Red Slough Bird Survey - July 14 [David Arbour]
11 Jul: @ 22:02:51 Limpkin Photos [David Arbour]
10 Jul: @ 17:33:34 Other Red Slough Birds from this morning [David Arbour]
10 Jul: @ 15:00:54 Red Slough Limpkin Update 7/10/20 [David Arbour]
10 Jul: @ 04:07:08 Re: Red Slough Limpkin Update [Sandy Berger]





Subject: Re: Okay guys, brace yourselves -- the South lost the war
Date: Tue Aug 4 2020 19:47 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Thanks Dick,

Well, I am retired from the Army with 27 years of service as an Army Doc (Orthopedics- Our motto was "Give me a break, and I will fix it!)

I'll admit that personally I do not care at all about changing the base names here and there across the country. History is "the way it was and the way it happened". Unfortunately in wars , at least most of them , there is a winner and a loser. The winners write the history. The losers live with the vague memories of their cause ( what ever it was)..

I do not want to have them changing the bird names, just to be "politically correct".

Audubon died in 1851 at the age of 66 with severe dementia. Not sure that he saw too many dead soldiers, at least not from the civil war. Likely he saw his share of dead folks along the way though.

Hey, the the Dutch and the British changed my family name. My family member who was first over here came in 1643. His name was Pietr Jochimsson and he was indentured man to pay cost of travel. He was brought to the New Sweden town site of Tinicum as a soldier. Tinicum is now the PA town of West Chester, PA . Jochimsson was subsequently shortened to Jochim when Sweden lost their colony on the current Delaware River and the Dutch took possession in 1654. Then the Dutch lost all that area and their New Amsterdam colony as well to the British in 1665. Somewhere along the line Mr. Jochim was spelled YOCIM, or YOCHIM, or YOCOM or YOCUM. I got the YOCUM spelling and now, some 13 generations later it seems to work ok.

Hal

> On August 4, 2020 at 8:14 PM Richrd Gunn wrote:
>
> Sorry Hal, it was a great article about how many of our birds were named after racists, confederate officers and general no gooders and we should change their common names. Audubon was gigged for studying decapitated war dead and Bachman was some southern officer.
>
> My main complaint is that most veterans that i know don't care to honor john bell hood or braxton bragg and wouldn't mind a name change and a lot of rebel flag wavers who don't know a lick about Civil War history are the ones complaining.
>
> D.
>
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 6:58 PM Harold A. Yocum < drhal2@cox.net mailto:drhal2@cox.net > wrote:
>
> > > Hey Dick,
> > They want me to subscribe to the Newspaper just to read the article.
> > Thought about there $1 deal for a month- but decided not to do it.
> > Hal
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >
> > > > > On Aug 4, 2020, at 6:31 PM, Richrd Gunn < richardgunn1940@gmail.com mailto:richardgunn1940@gmail.com > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > https://www.washingtonpost.com... https://urldefense.proofpoint....
> > >
> > > And should anyone take umbrage about removing Robert E Lee's statue, ask them to name two battles that he won, and if they can't ask them to be quiet.
> > >
> > > > >
> > >



Subject: Re: Okay guys, brace yourselves -- the South lost the war
Date: Tue Aug 4 2020 19:14 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
Sorry Hal, it was a great article about how many of our birds were named after racists, confederate officers and general no gooders and we should change their common names. Audubon was gigged for studying decapitated war dead and Bachman was some southern officer.
My main complaint is that most veterans that i know don't care to honor john bell hood or braxton bragg and wouldn't mind a name change and a lot of rebel flag wavers who don't know a lick about Civil War history are the ones complaining.
D.
On Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 6:58 PM Harold A. Yocum <drhal2@cox.net> wrote:
Hey Dick,They want me to subscribe to the Newspaper just to read the article.Thought about there $1 deal for a month- but decided not to do it.Hal

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On Aug 4, 2020, at 6:31 PM, Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940@gmail.com> wrote:

https://www.washingtonpost.com...

And should anyone take umbrage about removing Robert E Lee's statue, ask themto name twobattles that he won, and if they can't ask them to be quiet.



Subject: Re: Okay guys, brace yourselves -- the South lost the war
Date: Tue Aug 4 2020 18:58 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Hey Dick,They want me to subscribe to the Newspaper just to read the article.Thought about there $1 deal for a month- but decided not to do it.Hal

Sent from my iPhone
On Aug 4, 2020, at 6:31 PM, Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940@gmail.com> wrote:

https://www.washingtonpost.com...

And should anyone take umbrage about removing Robert E Lee's statue, ask themto name twobattles that he won, and if they can't ask them to be quiet.



Subject: Okay guys, brace yourselves -- the South lost the war
Date: Tue Aug 4 2020 18:31 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com...

And should anyone take umbrage about removing Robert E Lee's statue, ask themto name twobattles that he won, and if they can't ask them to be quiet.



Subject: Re: Female/immature Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird Woodward Park Tulsa
Date: Sun Aug 2 2020 20:50 pm
From: johnkennington AT gmail.com
 
Don't forget you can look up birding locations on the Tulsa Audubon Guide to Birding in Oklahoma.
Here is a link to the WoodwardPark entry:https://bit.ly/wooward-park
John KenningtonTulsa Audubon
On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM Harold A. Yocum <drhal2@cox.net> wrote:
Where in Tulsa is that Woodward Park located? I may want to come see that bird.

Hal



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> On Aug 2, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Poland, Zachary <zpoland@okstate.edu> wrote:

>

> Correction to a poor email earlier. Woodward Park NORTHWEST corner on purple cone-type flower. Many Ruby-throated around too.

>

> ZAP



Subject: Re: Female/immature Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird Woodward Park Tulsa
Date: Sun Aug 2 2020 16:00 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Where in Tulsa is that Woodward Park located? I may want to come see that bird. 
Hal

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> On Aug 2, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Poland, Zachary wrote:
>
> Correction to a poor email earlier. Woodward Park NORTHWEST corner on purple cone-type flower. Many Ruby-throated around too.
>
> ZAP



Subject: Re: Female/immature Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird Woodward Park Tulsa
Date: Sun Aug 2 2020 16:00 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Where in Tulsa is that Woodward Park located? I may want to come see that bird. 
Hal

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 2, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Poland, Zachary wrote:
>
> Correction to a poor email earlier. Woodward Park NORTHWEST corner on purple cone-type flower. Many Ruby-throated around too.
>
> ZAP



Subject: Female/immature Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird Woodward Park Tulsa
Date: Sun Aug 2 2020 15:40 pm
From: zpoland AT okstate.edu
 
Correction to a poor email earlier. Woodward Park NORTHWEST corner on purple cone-type flower. Many Ruby-throated around too.

ZAP



Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kites yes
Date: Sun Aug 2 2020 12:15 pm
From: hope4herefords AT gmail.com
 
Two kites were in Antlers this morning until 8:40. If you are trekking to see them, it seems morning might be best bet. They were on C street near the tall loblolly easily spotted in the dead snag.
-------- Original message --------From: Brett Niland Date: 8/1/20 5:42 PM (GMT-06:00) To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Swallow-tailed Kites yes
We missed them. Nothing from 9:30 into 2:30.


Thank You,


Brett Niland
Cell: (918) 200-1818


On Aug 1, 2020, at 7:32 AM, Doug Wood wrote:






Hi All. Swallow-tailed Kites [2] showed up about 7:15 in Antlers. They are in snag 1 block east of previous reports. They are in big snag behind 214 C St. Gray house with turquoise-colored door. 2 Fish Crows were mobbing them a bit. Doug.





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Subject: Re: Vermillion Flycatcher
Date: Sun Aug 2 2020 3:17 am
From: hollynff918 AT gmail.com
 
Has anyone seen the vermilion flycatcher anymore? Also How long would you guess the swallowtail kites will be around? They would be so neat to see.
On Sun, Jul 26, 2020, 3:19 PM Harold A. Yocum <drhal2@cox.net> wrote:
Has anyone seen a female bird while there? I sure feel for that guy being alone all summer. Must have come there for Covid-19 quarantine.

Hal Yocum



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> On Jul 26, 2020, at 2:35 PM, Feldt, Andrew <Andrew.Feldt@alumni.ou.edu> wrote:

>

> Dala,

>

> From Google Maps, I see a boat ramp on the south side of the lake at County Road 3350 and another on the north side of the lake at County 3340. However, I cannot seem to locate Country Road 3338. Is there any other clue you can give?

>

> Andy Feldt

>

>> On Jul 26, 2020, at 2:06 PM, Dala Grissom <NAEJALAD AT HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

>>

>> We have been at Longmire Lake for about an hour watching the Flycatcher. At first we went to the boat ramp off Road 3350, but that is not the parking lot where we found the Flycatcher. It is at the N County Road 3338. It is in the trees next to the parking lot. There are two concrete picnic tables in the trees and we set at the second one and watched it from there. It stayed about 8 feet and flew to the same branches on a regular basis.

>>

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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kites yes
Date: Sat Aug 1 2020 20:39 pm
From: naejalad AT hotmail.com
 
We looked for over two hours today as well and never saw them. Birding is always an adventure. Maybe next time.

Dala

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller
On Aug 1, 2020, at 8:31 PM, Doug Wood <DWood@se.edu> wrote:






Bummer.







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We missed them. Nothing from 9:30 into 2:30.




Thank You,



Brett Niland
Cell: (918) 200-1818



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Hi All. Swallow-tailed Kites [2] showed up about 7:15 in Antlers. They are in snag 1 block east of previous reports. They are in big snag behind 214 C St. Gray house with turquoise-colored door. 2 Fish Crows were mobbing them a bit. Doug.







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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kites yes
Date: Sat Aug 1 2020 20:30 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Bummer.







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We missed them. Nothing from 9:30 into 2:30.




Thank You,



Brett Niland
Cell: (918) 200-1818



On Aug 1, 2020, at 7:32 AM, Doug Wood <DWood@se.edu> wrote:








Hi All. Swallow-tailed Kites [2] showed up about 7:15 in Antlers. They are in snag 1 block east of previous reports. They are in big snag behind 214 C St. Gray house with turquoise-colored door. 2 Fish Crows were mobbing them a bit. Doug.







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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kites yes
Date: Sat Aug 1 2020 17:42 pm
From: bestguess AT hotmail.com
 
We missed them. Nothing from 9:30 into 2:30.

Thank You,

Brett Niland
Cell: (918) 200-1818

On Aug 1, 2020, at 7:32 AM, Doug Wood wrote:


Hi All. Swallow-tailed Kites [2] showed up about 7:15 in Antlers. They are in snag 1 block east of previous reports. They are in big snag behind 214 C St. Gray house with turquoise-colored door. 2 Fish Crows were mobbing them a bit. Doug.

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Subject: Heritage Auctions auction of amazing bird book collection
Date: Sat Aug 1 2020 14:28 pm
From: 000000b4dfcb7465-dmarc-request AT lists.ou.edu
 
Heritage Auctions Search, The William R. Bronson Collection of Ornithology Books Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs Auctions 31153 [1874 793 794 792 2088 4294945664]

Heritage Auctions Search, The William R. Bronson Collection of Ornitholo...World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer



Subject: August Migration Report
Date: Sat Aug 1 2020 10:03 am
From: pvelte AT cox.net
 
Greetings OKBirders,
Below are the Arrival and Departure lists for August.
ARRIVALS
Green-winged Teal
August 26 - ALL
Sora
August 15 - ALL
Black-bellied Plover
August 2 - ALL
American Golden-Plover
August 28 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE
Wilson's Snipe
August 21 - ALL
Red-necked Phalarope
August 28 - ALL
California Gull
August 11 - PAN, NW, C, SC, NE
Common Tern
August 18 - NW, C, SC, NE
American Bittern
August 25 - ALL
Osprey
August 15 - ALL
Northern Harrier
August 24 - SW, C, SC, SE
Olive-sided Flycatcher
August 18 - ALL
Western Wood-Pewee
August 16 - PAN Cimarron Co only
Alder Flycatcher
August 4 - C, SC, NE, SE
Hammond's Flycatcher
August 28 - PAN Rare in Cimarron Co only
Dusky Flycatcher
August 27 - Rare in Cimarron Co only
Cassin's Vireo
August 25 - PAN *rare in Cimarron Co only
Tree Swallow
August 1 - SW, C
White-breasted Nuthatch
August 30 - rare in Cimarron county only
Clay-colored Sparrow
August 18 - PAN
Brewer's Sparrow
August 25 - PAN *Cimarron co only
Brewer's Blackbird
August 27 - PAN
American Redstart
August 21 - ALL
Black-headed Grosbeak
August 21 - PAN
Black-throated Green Warbler
August 13 - ALL
Canada Warbler
August 28 - C, SC, NE, SE
Lazuli Bunting
August 18 -PAN
MacGillivray's Warbler
August 20 - PAN
Mourning Warbler
August 25 - C, SC, NE, SE
Northern Waterthrush
August 25 - AL
Virginia's Warbler
August 15 - PAN
DEPARTURES
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
August 26 - NW, SW, C, SC
Western Kingbird
August 23 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE - All counties except Delaware, Cherokee and Adair in NE, and east to Pittsburg, Atoka and western Choctaw cos. In SE
Wood Thrush
August 28 - SW, C, SC, NE, SE * rare in Caddo and Comanche cos only in SW
Bachman's Sparrow
August 31 - NE, SE *rare in Osage, Creek, Okmulgee and Delaware cos only in NE; rare in Atoka, Pushmataha and McCurtain cos only in SE
Louisianna Waterthrush
August 23 - NW, SW, C, SC, NE, SE *Major, Dewey and Blaine cos only in NW; and Caddo and Comanche cos only in SW
Blue-winged Warbler
August 8 - NE
Prairie Warbler
August 20 - NE, SE
Scarlet Tanager
August 6 - NE, SE
Worm-eating Warbler
August 25 - NE, SE
The Date Guide divides Oklahoma into 7 geographic regions, and lists the normal dates of occurrence for each Oklahoma bird species within each region. Observers are urged to report unusual species, or birds out of date or out of normal range in Oklahoma, based on the information given in this publication.
The Oklahoma Ornithological Society and Oklahoma Bird Records Committee web site, http://www.okbirds.org/, includes ordering information for the Date Guide to the Occurrences of Birds in Oklahoma, information on documenting significant records, documentation forms, instructions, and a searchable database for Oklahoma bird migration information. Birders are cordially invited to join the Oklahoma Ornithological Society.
Happy birding!
Pat Velte
pvelte@cox.net
Oklahoma City, OK



Subject: New Photos added to Website
Date: Sat Aug 1 2020 8:58 am
From: JIMARTERBURN AT cox.net
 
OKBirds,
I have uploaded a few more recent NE Oklahoma photos to my website. Some of the species added include American Avocet, American Crow, Black-necked Stilt, Black Tern, California Gull, Chimney Swift, Eastern Bluebird, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mourning Dove, a pair of Bobwhite Quail, Rough-winged Swallow and juvenile Scissor-tailed Flycatcher among others. These photos are at the beginning of my recent birds gallery. See the link below.
https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...
I have also posted two photos of a Wild Hog boar that Ken Williams and I found in Wagoner county recently.
https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...
Also for those interested I have uploaded a few new dragonfly and buttery photos at the links below.
https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...
https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...
Enjoy,
Jim Arterburn



Subject: Swallow-tailed Kites yes
Date: Sat Aug 1 2020 7:32 am
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Hi All. Swallow-tailed Kites [2] showed up about 7:15 in Antlers. They are in snag 1 block east of previous reports. They are in big snag behind 214 C St. Gray house with turquoise-colored door. 2 Fish Crows were mobbing them a bit. Doug.







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Subject: remove
Date: Sat Aug 1 2020 6:55 am
From: beejaydixon AT gmail.com
 
Please remove me from the OKBIRDS list.

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Subject: Remove
Date: Fri Jul 31 2020 18:35 pm
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Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kites
Date: Fri Jul 31 2020 15:09 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
2 Mississippi Kites in area. Broad-winged hawk and couple TVs. 







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Kites not present. Called hour ago and Kevin said 4 were present, but none at moment. Doug.







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Thanks for the update David. I'm planning on driving over there afternoon/evening. Doug.






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Chris Lynch contacted me this morning and he went up to see the Swallow-tailed Kites in Antlers and there are 4 of them now. A storm last night blew over a tree in Kevins yard and there were 3 guys with
chain saws cutting up the tree and 50 ft. above them sat 3 of the kites looking down on the workmen seemly un-alarmed. Sounds like they are really tame. Chris posted the sighting to ebird and will have pics up soon. He is going back this afternoon to try
and get all 4 birds in one photo.

David Arbour
De Queen, AR



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Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:05 AM

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Subject: Swallow-tailed Kites



There are two Swallow-tailed Kites hanging out in a yard in Antlers. They have been present on and off for three days. I have seen photos of them so the I.D. is confirmed. If anyone is interested in trying to see them call Kevin
at 580-209-2031.

David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kites
Date: Fri Jul 31 2020 14:58 pm
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Kites not present. Called hour ago and Kevin said 4 were present, but none at moment. Doug.







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Thanks for the update David. I'm planning on driving over there afternoon/evening. Doug.






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Chris Lynch contacted me this morning and he went up to see the Swallow-tailed Kites in Antlers and there are 4 of them now. A storm last night blew over a tree in Kevins yard and there were 3 guys with
chain saws cutting up the tree and 50 ft. above them sat 3 of the kites looking down on the workmen seemly un-alarmed. Sounds like they are really tame. Chris posted the sighting to ebird and will have pics up soon. He is going back this afternoon to try
and get all 4 birds in one photo.

David Arbour
De Queen, AR



From: David Arbour [mailto:arbour@windstream.net]


Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:05 AM

To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

Subject: Swallow-tailed Kites



There are two Swallow-tailed Kites hanging out in a yard in Antlers. They have been present on and off for three days. I have seen photos of them so the I.D. is confirmed. If anyone is interested in trying to see them call Kevin
at 580-209-2031.

David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kites
Date: Fri Jul 31 2020 11:17 am
From: DWood AT se.edu
 
Thanks for the update David. I'm planning on driving over there afternoon/evening. Doug.






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Subject: Re: [OKBIRDS] Swallow-tailed Kites



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Chris Lynch contacted me this morning and he went up to see the Swallow-tailed Kites in Antlers and there are 4 of them now. A storm last night blew over a tree in Kevins yard and there were 3 guys with chain
saws cutting up the tree and 50 ft. above them sat 3 of the kites looking down on the workmen seemly un-alarmed. Sounds like they are really tame. Chris posted the sighting to ebird and will have pics up soon. He is going back this afternoon to try and
get all 4 birds in one photo.

David Arbour
De Queen, AR



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Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:05 AM

To: OKBIRDS AT LISTS.OU.EDU

Subject: Swallow-tailed Kites



There are two Swallow-tailed Kites hanging out in a yard in Antlers. They have been present on and off for three days. I have seen photos of them so the I.D. is confirmed. If anyone is interested in trying to see them call Kevin at
580-209-2031.

David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: S. Jenkins Road this AM
Date: Thu Jul 30 2020 13:43 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
i birded along the S. Jenkins Road this morning 9-11. Had 15 species.

Indigo Bunting- 3 , 2 singing

Yellow billed cuckoo- 2, 1 calling

carolina wren- 4 at least calling , saw 2

bluegray gnatcatcher-2

empid species- 1

scissortail flycatcher- 13, several were young ones

eastern bluebird-10

turkey vulture-many 15-20, most soaring and 2 sitting on utility pole cross bar

great blue heron- 1 fly over

hawk, 1 distant on large dead tree( pileated tree) likely a coopers based on tail length and shape.

eastern kingbird- 2

red bellied woodpecker-2

red headed woodpecker- 2, 1 was immature

dickcissel- sang 1x

n. cardinal-5

Hal Yocum



Subject: Re: little blue heron
Date: Thu Jul 30 2020 12:29 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Nice!

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On Jul 30, 2020, at 12:12 PM, shenthorn205 <shenthorn205@att.net> wrote:



Again today at about noon a beautiful little blue heron walked into the sunlight on the western shore treeline at OKC Zoo Lake.
Sharon Henthorn

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Subject: little blue heron
Date: Thu Jul 30 2020 12:11 pm
From: shenthorn205 AT att.net
 
Again today at about noon a beautiful little blue heron walked into the sunlight on the western shore treeline at OKC Zoo Lake.Sharon HenthornSent via the Samsung Galaxy S10, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone



Subject: Swallow-tailed Kites
Date: Thu Jul 30 2020 0:03 am
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
There are two Swallow-tailed Kites hanging out in a yard in Antlers. They have been present on and off for three days. I have seen photos of them so the I.D. is confirmed. If anyone is interested in trying to see them call Kevin at 580-209-2031. 
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Vermillion Flycatcher
Date: Sun Jul 26 2020 15:19 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Has anyone seen a female bird while there? I sure feel for that guy being alone all summer. Must have come there for Covid-19 quarantine.
Hal Yocum

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 26, 2020, at 2:35 PM, Feldt, Andrew wrote:
>
> Dala,
>
> From Google Maps, I see a boat ramp on the south side of the lake at County Road 3350 and another on the north side of the lake at County 3340. However, I cannot seem to locate Country Road 3338. Is there any other clue you can give?
>
> Andy Feldt
>
>> On Jul 26, 2020, at 2:06 PM, Dala Grissom wrote:
>>
>> We have been at Longmire Lake for about an hour watching the Flycatcher. At first we went to the boat ramp off Road 3350, but that is not the parking lot where we found the Flycatcher. It is at the N County Road 3338. It is in the trees next to the parking lot. There are two concrete picnic tables in the trees and we set at the second one and watched it from there. It stayed about 8 feet and flew to the same branches on a regular basis.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Re: Vermillion Flycatcher
Date: Sun Jul 26 2020 14:46 pm
From: NAEJALAD AT hotmail.com
 
It is 3340 on the sign at Hwy 19. It™s a straight shot if you go from Hwy 19 to 3340 towards the lake. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 26, 2020, at 14:34, Feldt, Andrew wrote:
>
> Dala,
>
> From Google Maps, I see a boat ramp on the south side of the lake at County Road 3350 and another on the north side of the lake at County 3340. However, I cannot seem to locate Country Road 3338. Is there any other clue you can give?
>
> Andy Feldt
>
>> On Jul 26, 2020, at 2:06 PM, Dala Grissom wrote:
>>
>> We have been at Longmire Lake for about an hour watching the Flycatcher. At first we went to the boat ramp off Road 3350, but that is not the parking lot where we found the Flycatcher. It is at the N County Road 3338. It is in the trees next to the parking lot. There are two concrete picnic tables in the trees and we set at the second one and watched it from there. It stayed about 8 feet and flew to the same branches on a regular basis.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Re: Vermillion Flycatcher
Date: Sun Jul 26 2020 14:34 pm
From: Andrew.Feldt AT alumni.ou.edu
 
Dala,

From Google Maps, I see a boat ramp on the south side of the lake at County Road 3350 and another on the north side of the lake at County 3340. However, I cannot seem to locate Country Road 3338. Is there any other clue you can give?

Andy Feldt

> On Jul 26, 2020, at 2:06 PM, Dala Grissom wrote:
>
> We have been at Longmire Lake for about an hour watching the Flycatcher. At first we went to the boat ramp off Road 3350, but that is not the parking lot where we found the Flycatcher. It is at the N County Road 3338. It is in the trees next to the parking lot. There are two concrete picnic tables in the trees and we set at the second one and watched it from there. It stayed about 8 feet and flew to the same branches on a regular basis.
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Re: Vermillion Flycatcher
Date: Sun Jul 26 2020 14:18 pm
From: NAEJALAD AT hotmail.com
 
If you take highway 19 out of Stratford then turn at N County Road 3340, it will take you straight the boat ramp area. One part of the map said 3338 but when we got to highway 19, it showed 3340.’™

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> On Jul 26, 2020, at 14:06, Dala Grissom wrote:
>
> We have been at Longmire Lake for about an hour watching the Flycatcher. At first we went to the boat ramp off Road 3350, but that is not the parking lot where we found the Flycatcher. It is at the N County Road 3338. It is in the trees next to the parking lot. There are two concrete picnic tables in the trees and we set at the second one and watched it from there. It stayed about 8 feet and flew to the same branches on a regular basis.
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Vermillion Flycatcher
Date: Sun Jul 26 2020 14:06 pm
From: NAEJALAD AT hotmail.com
 
We have been at Longmire Lake for about an hour watching the Flycatcher. At first we went to the boat ramp off Road 3350, but that is not the parking lot where we found the Flycatcher. It is at the N County Road 3338. It is in the trees next to the parking lot. There are two concrete picnic tables in the trees and we set at the second one and watched it from there. It stayed about 8 feet and flew to the same branches on a regular basis. 

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Anhinga Sequoyah NWR
Date: Sat Jul 25 2020 14:08 pm
From: zpoland AT okstate.edu
 
There was a male Anhinga at Sequoyah NWR this morning. It was sitting on a beaver den on the extreme lower end of the oxbow lake (Sally Jones Lake) west of S4510 road about 1/4 mile north of the intersection of E1090 road, on the auto tour route.


ZAP



Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - July 23
Date: Thu Jul 23 2020 23:38 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
Chris Lynch and I surveyed birds at Red Slough today and found 58 species. It was mostly cloudy and warm with some fog early. We searched hard for the Limpkin but with no luck. Most notable find was an American Bittern in unit 27B. Here is our list for today:
Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 10
Wood Duck “ 27
Pied-billed Grebe “ 8
Neotropic Cormorant “ 21
Anhinga “ 82
American Bittern - 1
Great-blue Heron “ 18
Great Egret “ 35
Snowy Egret “ 28
Little-blue Heron “ 82
Cattle Egret “ 20,000
Green Heron “ 12
Black-crowned Night-Heron “ 4
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 1
White Ibis “ 388
Black Vulture “ 34
Turkey Vulture “ 33
Mississippi Kite - 4
Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1
King Rail - 2
Purple Gallinule “ 38
Common Gallinule “ 57
American Coot “ 5
Mourning Dove “ 8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo “ 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 1
Hairy Woodpecker “ 1
Acadian Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe “ 1
Eastern Kingbird “ 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 3
White-eyed Vireo “ 14
Yellow-throated Vireo “ 2
Red-eyed Vireo “ 1
Blue Jay - 1
American Crow “ 6
Fish Crow “ 1
Barn Swallow - 7
Carolina Chickadee “ 5
Tufted Titmouse “ 1
Carolina Wren “ 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 2
Eastern Bluebird “ 1
Gray Catbird “ 2
Northern Mockingbird “ 2
Louisiana Waterthrush - 1
Common Yellowthroat “ 12
Yellow-breasted Chat “ 1
Summer Tanager “ 1
Eastern Towhee “ 1
Northern Cardinal “ 15
Indigo Bunting “ 20
Painted Bunting “ 3
Dickcissel - 17
Red-winged Blackbird “ 254
Common Grackle “ 3
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Odonates:Swamp Darner
Regal Darner
Common Green Darner
Royal River Cruiser
Prince Baskettail
Eastern Pondhawk
Slaty Skimmer
Great-blue Skimmer
Common Whitetail
Blue Dasher
Eastern Amberwing
Wandering Glider
Herps:American Alligator
Blanchard™s Cricket Frog
Bullfrog
Good birding!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Purple Martins
Date: Thu Jul 23 2020 7:17 am
From: janis.blanton AT sbcglobal.net
 
There has been a small gathering of a few hundred purple martins on the south end of lake yahola in Tulsa.  I have seen them Consistently  for the past week.

Janis Blanton



Subject: Comet Birds
Date: Tue Jul 21 2020 23:23 pm
From: m_mpeterson AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,

I drove the square east of Bartlesville this evening bordered by Bison Road, Adams Boulevard, 4000 Road and Tuxedo Boulevard. The comet was fuzzy, but visible. It appeared to be partially obscured by clouds. Bird highlights included:




Great Horned Owl-1 young one shrieking

Sedge Wren-2

Northern Mockingbird-1

Henslow's Sparrow-1




Mark Peterson

Bartlesville



Subject: Loon at L. Hefner
Date: Tue Jul 21 2020 12:53 pm
From: mpjung5125 AT gmail.com
 
As I was finishing my morning birding tour, the last sighting was the best. About 159 - 200 yards off Prairie Dog Point was a Common Loon just lazily floating.
I started at Rose Lake, found both egrets, GB Heron and seven(!!) LB Herons,all in totally white juvenal plumage. On the power lines wereatleast 35 Purple Martins and AW Pelicans are summering at Rose Lake, I counted six. Other birds heard were Carolina Wren, N. Cardinal and an Indigo Bunting. Along Sara Riad were many starlings, GT Grackles and robins, I heard a Warbling Vireo, saw two SC Flycatchers and fourWestern Kingbirds (2 adults, 2 fledglings) and heard some E. Meadowlarks.
Heading east on NW 50th was a singing Blue Grosbeak and two singing Bell's Vireos before the Kilpatrick Overpass. Dickcissals are still singing hard, must have heard >10 before getting to County Line Road. By the Trumpeter Vines I found a female BT or RT Hummingbird, another Indigo Bunting and N. Cardinal were singing and then observed Painted Buntings feeding two fledglings.
At the Inlet Canal to L. Hefner was an AW Pelican and flushed a Green Heron. Heard another Warbling Vireo. Found three YC Night Herons at Prairie Dog Point, another GB Heron in the companyof Mallards and the above mentioned Loon. All this before 10 am!
Matt Jung, OKC



Subject: Re: South Jenkins
Date: Mon Jul 20 2020 13:00 pm
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
Speaking of swallows there was a small flock of martens gathering on Jenkins this morning as well. We seldom get them down there but like i said anything predicting cooler weather is welcome.
On Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 12:53 PM HAROLD YOCUM <drhal2@cox.net> wrote:



I certainly agree Dick. I have seen it with kites, hawks, swallows, blackbirds. Sometimes ,like the blackbirds there are thousands, just like ducks and geese.HalOn July 20, 2020 at 12:17 PM Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940 AT GMAIL.COM> wrote:

There are many folks around who are far more preceptive than I but one of my favorite bits of phenology is what i call the gathering. In late July the common grackles s



Subject: Re: South Jenkins
Date: Mon Jul 20 2020 12:53 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
I certainly agree Dick. I have seen it with kites, hawks, swallows, blackbirds. Sometimes ,like the blackbirds there are thousands, just like ducks and geese.

Hal

> On July 20, 2020 at 12:17 PM Richrd Gunn wrote:
>
> There are many folks around who are far more preceptive than I but one of my favorite bits of phenology is what i call the gathering. In late July the common grackles s
>



Subject: Re: South Jenkins
Date: Mon Jul 20 2020 11:24 am
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
Coming together flocks of 20 to 50. Many of the rest of the birds will follow suite. I look forward toit seeing as one of the first signs there possibly an end to summer's grip on us all.D.
On Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 11:17 AM Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940@gmail.com> wrote:
There are many folks around who are far more preceptive than I but one of my favorite bits of phenology is what i call the gathering. In late July the common grackles s



Subject: South Jenkins
Date: Mon Jul 20 2020 11:18 am
From: richardgunn1940 AT gmail.com
 
There are many folks around who are far more preceptive than I but one of
my favorite bits of phenology is what i call the gathering. In late July
the common grackles s



Subject: Re: Photos added to website
Date: Mon Jul 20 2020 11:11 am
From: aiwdavis73 AT gmail.com
 
Thank you, Jim, for sharing your amazing photos!
annie

On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 8:20 PM Jim Arterburn <jimarterburn@cox.net> wrote:
OKBirds,


I have added a few recent photos to my website. Species added include

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, A group of eight Neotropic Cormorants,

Osprey including two recently fledged young, a fresh juvenile

Ring-billed Gull, two adult Short-billed Dowitchers and a Swainson's

Hawk among others. They can be seen at the link below.

https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...


Enjoy,


Jim Arterburn



Subject: Photos added to website
Date: Sun Jul 19 2020 20:20 pm
From: jimarterburn AT cox.net
 
OKBirds,

I have added a few recent photos to my website. Species added include
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, A group of eight Neotropic Cormorants,
Osprey including two recently fledged young, a fresh juvenile
Ring-billed Gull, two adult Short-billed Dowitchers and a Swainson's
Hawk among others. They can be seen at the link below.

https://pbase.com/oklahomabird...

Enjoy,

Jim Arterburn



Subject: Re: Salt plains
Date: Sat Jul 18 2020 16:01 pm
From: drhal2 AT cox.net
 
Janis , my first trip to Hackberry Flats some 15 years ago in July/ August was met with so many mosquitos that I had to only bird from the car!
Hal Yocum

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> On Jul 18, 2020, at 2:31 PM, janis blanton wrote:
>
> Took a short trip out to salt plains nwr
>
> Saw quite a few great egrets, cattle egrets and a handful of snowy egrets
>
> Saw 2 small blue herons and about 7 black crowned night herons. I was pleased to see the black crowned herons since it is not a common bird for me.
>
> Oh and about a million mosquitos saw me (despite my mosquito repellent)
>
> Janis Blanton



Subject: Salt plains
Date: Sat Jul 18 2020 14:30 pm
From: janis.blanton AT sbcglobal.net
 
Took a short trip out to salt plains nwr

Saw quite a few great egrets, cattle egrets and a handful of snowy egrets

Saw 2 small blue herons and about 7 black crowned night herons. I was pleased to see the black crowned herons since it is not a common bird for me.

Oh and about a million mosquitos saw me (despite my mosquito repellent)

Janis Blanton



Subject: Limpkin!
Date: Sat Jul 18 2020 0:19 am
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
I just got a text message from Dennis Wilson (he toured a group down at Red Slough today) and they re-found the Limpkin. He said it was feeding in the roadside ditch on the east side of Mudline Road between the footbridge and Push Creek Bridge.
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - July 14
Date: Tue Jul 14 2020 22:21 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
Chris Lynch and I surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 54 species. The weather was mostly clear and hot, with a breeze. We spent most of the survey around the reservoirs and concentrated on water birds mostly and looking for the Limpkin which we never found. No storks or spoonbills either but I did have one stork yesterday. The only unusual thing we saw today was a Wood Duck that came flying by in front of me with a Mourning Dove flying close beside it and slightly behind. Suddenly the Wood Duck landed on the lake in front of me in the water lilies and the dove landed in the water right beside the duck. But suddenly after a few seconds in the water it realized it was out of its element and it quickly flushed and became airborne and flew off. I would love to know what was going on in that doves mind, whether it thought it was a duck or maybe it was using the duck for protection from a threatening Cooper™s Hawk or something. We also saw Cattle Egrets forming an egret tornado above an alligator that was on the surface of the lake. I have seen this numerous times over the years and these egret tornados can have quite a few birds circling tight above the gator in what looks like a white tornado. Quite a sight. Here is our list for today:
Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 5
Wood Duck “ 38
Mallard - 2
Pied-billed Grebe “ 8
Neotropic Cormorant “ 35 (probable high count.)
Anhinga “ 156
Great-blue Heron “ 23
Great Egret “ 98
Snowy Egret “ 106
Little-blue Heron “ 214
Cattle Egret “ 20,000
Green Heron “ 18
Black-crowned Night-Heron “ 3
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 2
White Ibis “ 612
Black Vulture “ 113
Turkey Vulture “ 21
Mississippi Kite - 7
Red-shouldered Hawk “ 1
King Rail - 2
Purple Gallinule “ 34 adults (also lots of broods.)
Common Gallinule “ 42 adults and full-sized juveniles (also lots of broods.)
American Coot “ 5
Solitary Sandpiper “ 1
Mourning Dove “ 4
Rock Pigeon - 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo “ 3
Great-horned Owl - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker “ 2
Eastern Phoebe “ 1
Great-crested Flycatcher - 1
White-eyed Vireo “ 4
Bell™s Vireo “ 2
American Crow “ 3
Fish Crow “ 1
Purple Martin - 2
Tree Swallow “ 7
Cliff Swallow - 5
Barn Swallow - 9
Carolina Chickadee “ 1
Tufted Titmouse “ 1
Carolina Wren “ 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher “ 1
Eastern Bluebird “ 3
Prothonotary Warbler “ 2
Common Yellowthroat “ 5
Yellow-breasted Chat “ 8
Northern Cardinal “ 10
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting “ 11
Painted Bunting “ 4
Dickcissel - 13
Red-winged Blackbird “ 63
Common Grackle “ 12
Odonates:Swamp Darner
Jade Clubtail
Royal River Cruiser
Prince Baskettail
Halloween Pennant
Eastern Pondhawk
Slaty Skimmer
Blue Dasher
Wandering Glider
Black Saddlebags
Herps:American Alligator
Broad-banded Watersnake
Green Treefrog
Bullfrog
Good birding!
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Limpkin Photos
Date: Sat Jul 11 2020 22:02 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
I put a couple photos up of the Limpkin on the Red Slough photo gallery that you can view here:
https://pbase.com/red_slough_w...
Just click on thumbnails to open them up.
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Other Red Slough Birds from this morning
Date: Fri Jul 10 2020 17:33 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
I forgot to mention that we also had 3 Wood Storks (unit 15) and 3 King Rails at Red Slough this morning besides all the usual great Red Slough birds.
David Arbour



Subject: Red Slough Limpkin Update 7/10/20
Date: Fri Jul 10 2020 15:00 pm
From: arbour AT windstream.net
 
We looked for the Limpkin this morning but struck out. I think we should have been there 15 minutes earlier as it was heavy overcast yesterday and today at the same time it was much lighter and the birds had started leaving the heronry earlier than yesterday due to a clear sky. I think the bird is probably still around and I will look for it next week. If anyone chases it this weekend, I recommend being on the platform in the NE corner of Lotus Lake at around 5:45 and watching for the bird to fly by. He tends to fly real low to the surface of the water and has a real floppy flight. He will either fly east toward you on the platform or south across Lotus Lake. If there in the evening, be there by 8:00 and watch till sundown. Good luck and let us know if you find it.
David Arbour
De Queen, AR



Subject: Re: Red Slough Limpkin Update
Date: Fri Jul 10 2020 4:07 am
From: sndbrgr AT gmail.com
 
On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 11:48 PM David Arbour <arbour@windstream.net> wrote:
This morning on my bird survey I found a Limpkin in the vicinity of the observation platform that™s at the SE corner of Pintail Lake/NE corner of Lotus Lake. Steve Metz and Matt White came over this evening and we refound the bird and pictures were taken. The bird seems most easily seen right after first light and again just before sundown when it flies across the lakes coming and going from its feeding areas and its roost. Some of us are going to be there at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) morning to look for it again. Pics will be up later.David ArbourDe Queen, AR


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