Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
Florida Birds

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Friday, March 6 at 04:30 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Philippine Eagle,©BirdQuest

6 Mar Lake Kissimmee State Park - Hairy Woodpeckers and King Rails - report date 3-6-15 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
6 Mar Re: Rusty Blackbirds. New Smyrna Beach. Volusia Co. ["dotrobbins AT juno.com" ]
6 Mar Rusty Blackbirds. New Smyrna Beach. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
5 Mar Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. [Michael Brothers ]
4 Mar Directions to NW Escambia County gull and goose bonanza area today [Lucy & Bob Duncan ]
4 Mar Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. [Michael Brothers ]
4 Mar Purple Martin [Patrick Leary ]
4 Mar FOS Swallow-tailed Kites and Northern Parulas [Lenore McCullagh ]
4 Mar Swallow-tailed Kite FOY, Melbourne, Brevard County, FL [Christopher Ferro ]
3 Mar Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. [Michael Brothers ]
3 Mar Swallow-tailed kites arriving [Stephen Harber ]
2 Mar Swallow-tailed kite [Stephen Harber ]
2 Mar Spoonbill revisited [Patrick Leary ]
1 Mar Re: Spoonbill Pond waterfowl [Bob Richter ]
1 Mar Spoonbill Pond waterfowl [Patrick Leary ]
28 Feb An actual flock of Snow Geese Duval County [Bob Richter ]
27 Feb Possible Greater Scaup – 022315 – Courtney Campbell Causeway, Pinellas Co., FL [David Laliberte ]
26 Feb California Gull #2. Daytona Beach Shores. [Michael Brothers ]
26 Feb Fotobirding on 022315 at Safety Harbor Pier & Gandy beach [David Laliberte ]
25 Feb California Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. [Michael Brothers ]
25 Feb Snow Goose Inland Jacksonville [Bob Richter ]
23 Feb Shiloh -MINWR- Saltmarsh Sparrows 2-23-15 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
23 Feb California Gull. Tomoka Landfill. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
23 Feb Test [Murray Gardler ]
22 Feb Bananaquit [Murray Gardler ]
21 Feb White-winged Scoters Spoonbill Pond Jacksonville [Bob Richter ]
18 Feb Thayer's Gull. Port Orange. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
17 Feb Re: Lake Parker -Lakeland- 2-17-15 (report date) Correction [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
17 Feb Lake Parker -Lakeland- 2-17-15 (report date) [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
16 Feb Sibley [Murray Gardler ]
13 Feb Robins' return [Patrick Leary ]
12 Feb Thayer's Gull. 2nd cycle. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
12 Feb White Pelicans at inland location in Jacksonville [Bob Richter ]
10 Feb Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
10 Feb Update on Yard Clay-colored Sparrow 2/10/15 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
9 Feb Great Cormorant. South Daytona. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
9 Feb Black Point Drive MINWR 2/9/15 (report) [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
7 Feb Budgies [Murray Gardler ]
5 Feb Thayer's Gull. 3 Iceland Gulls. Tomoka Landfill. Daytona Beach [Michael Brothers ]
4 Feb Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
4 Feb Re: Cooper's Hawk takes Bonaparte's Gull [Roy Peterson ]
3 Feb Cooper's Hawk takes Bonaparte's Gull [Patrick Leary ]
30 Jan Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores [Michael Brothers ]
29 Jan Thayer's Gull. 2nd cycle. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
28 Jan Thayer's Gull. 2nd cycle. Daytona Beach Shores. [Michael Brothers ]
27 Jan Vermilion Flycatcher at St Marks NWR [Bill Phelan ]
27 Jan Vermilion Flycatcher at St Marks NWR ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
27 Jan Pelagic Trip. Iceland Gull. Jaegers. Volusia and Flagler Co. [Michael Brothers ]
26 Jan Banded American Oystercatcher - reported on 1/26/2014 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
23 Jan Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
23 Jan Purple Sandpiper. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
22 Jan Groove-billed Ani, Yes! [David Hartgrove ]
22 Jan Thayer's Gull. Adult. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia County [Michael Brothers ]
22 Jan Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
21 Jan Red Throated Loon--St Marks NWR today [Bill Phelan ]
21 Jan Red Throated Loon--St Marks NWR today ["Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" ]
20 Jan Thayer's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
20 Jan Re: Short-tailed Hawk confirmed [Robert Stalnaker ]
20 Jan Re: Short-tailed Hawk confirmed ["Cavanagh, Jim" ]
19 Jan Common Merganser. continues. Purple Sandpipers. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
19 Jan Short-tailed Hawk confirmed [Patrick Leary ]
19 Jan Re: Melanistic Red-shouldered Hawk [Robert Stalnaker ]
18 Jan Key-West Quail-Dove [Jill Kaminski ]
18 Jan Iceland Gull Huguenot Park Jacksonville [Bob Richter ]
18 Jan Red-shouldered vs. Short-tailed Hawk [Patrick Leary ]
18 Jan Melanistic Red-shouldered Hawk [Patrick Leary ]
17 Jan Cassin's Kingbird. Continues. Flagler Co. [Michael Brothers ]
16 Jan Thayer's Gull and Iceland Gull. Tomoka Landfill. Volusia Co. [Michael Brothers ]
15 Jan Iceland Gull. Thayer's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. [Michael Brothers ]
14 Jan st. marks wakulla [jw callis ]
14 Jan Cassin's Kingbird & Black-bellied Plovers: Flagler county ["dotrobbins AT juno.com" ]
12 Jan Common Merganser Standing on Seawall - Port Orange 1-12-15 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
9 Jan Western Kingbird at Huguenot Park [Bob Richter ]
9 Jan Picture of One Hybridization Act on Merritt Island NWR 1/9/15 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
9 Jan Adult Brown Pelicans -Auburndale, Fla. 1/9/15 [SUEREDFISH Bales ]
9 Jan Re: Western Flycatcher Huguenot Park Jacksonville [Jeff Bouton ]

Subject: Lake Kissimmee State Park - Hairy Woodpeckers and King Rails - report date 3-6-15
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:59:06 -0500
Yesterday I went to Lake Kissimmee State Park in search of the Hairy 
Woodpecker. I had no problem finding several of them. I also had a couple of 
King Rails. The park was noisy with the arrival of the Northern Parulas, and 
other song birds. Weather was cloudy, and very hot. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16710327456  

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16113909334 

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16550112509

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16113921934

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16113932874


Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard 
 		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Rusty Blackbirds. New Smyrna Beach. Volusia Co.
From: "dotrobbins AT juno.com" <dotrobbins@JUNO.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:11:56 GMT
The Rusty Blackbird I identified on the Ponce Inlet CBC January 3 was on Tyre 
Ave. and 

Pioneer Trail. We thought that there might be more than one bird, but only took 
time to 

document the one. This is only a few hundred yards from Michael's sighting. 
Dotty Robbins 

High Springs


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Michael Brothers 
To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Rusty Blackbirds. New Smyrna Beach. Volusia Co.
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:05:08 -0500

This morning 3/6, I found a small group of 15 Rusty Blackbirds at the 
intersection of Pioneer Trail and Sugar Mill Drive in New Smyrna Beach, Volusia 
County. I later saw a smaller group around the corner on Tyre Avenue. 


Michael 

Michael Brothers
Marien Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL




____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Rusty Blackbirds. New Smyrna Beach. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:05:08 -0500
This morning 3/6, I found a small group of 15 Rusty Blackbirds at the 
intersection of Pioneer Trail and Sugar Mill Drive in New Smyrna Beach, Volusia 
County. I later saw a smaller group around the corner on Tyre Avenue. 


Michael 

Michael Brothers
Marien Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:09:54 -0500
This afternoon, 3/5, both the first cycle Iceland Gull and the 1st cycle 
Thayer's Gull were present at Daytona Beach Shores. The Iceland Gull was about 
1/4 mile or more south of Frank Rendon Park and the Thayer's Gull was at the 
2515 Block north of Frank Rendon Park. 



Michael


Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Directions to NW Escambia County gull and goose bonanza area today
From: Lucy & Bob Duncan <town_point AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:05:15 -0600
Hi all,

 

Taking advantage of the first warm day since last fall, we made a foray to the 
northwest Escambia Co. catfish farm area. It proved to be a good choice of 
days, as we tallied 68 species, not bad for an interior site. 


In a field adjacent to a pond on the north side of Morgan Rd off of SR 99, we 
found hundreds of gulls, mostly Ring-bills, but imbedded with them were 10 
LESSER-BLACK BACKED GULLS (8 ads, 2 imms.) Also loafing with the gulls were two 
SNOW GEESE and one ROSS’S GOOSE plus one odd White-front type that appeared 
to be a hybrid-something with an orangey face. Larger than Ross’s and Snows. 
In one pond where machinery had been working, we flushed about 80 Wilson’s 
Snipe. This is located by taking SR 97 (Atmore Hwy) to Pelt Rd just north of 
Walnut Hill, driving down Pelt Rd to the RR tracks and taking a left turn and 
going about a half mile or so. We managed to identify one BREWER’S BLACKBIRD 
out of several large blackbird flocks in the area. 


 

Landowners want us to stay on the road shoulders, so please respect their 
wishes. 


 

Gull directions from today:

Go north on Hwy 29 through Molino, then left on 97 toward Atmore (filling 
station on corner). 


Left on Tungoil Road.

Right on 99.

Left on Morgan.

Ponds are on the NORTH side of the road. There’s also a large pond on the 
south side, but the gulls were in a field west of the second pond on the right 
(north side of the road). The large flocks of gulls do move around between 97 
and 99 and up to Walnut Hill. 


 

Go birds!

Lucy & Bob Duncan

 

 

From: eprintcenter AT hp.com [mailto:eprintcenter AT hp.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, 04 March, 2015 9:58 PM
To: town_point AT bellsouth.net
Subject: Scanned document from HP ePrint user

 


This email and attachment are sent on behalf of town_point AT bellsouth.net.

If you do not want to receive this email in future, you may contact 
town_point AT bellsouth.net directly or you may consult your email application for 
spam or junk email filtering options. 


Regards, 
HP Team

  _____  

No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2015.0.5751 / Virus Database: 4299/9228 - Release Date: 03/04/15


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:37:28 -0500
This afternoon, 3/4, the first cycle Thayer's Gull and the very white 1st cycle 
Iceland Gull were both on the beach at Daytona Beach Shores about 1/4 mile 
south of Frank Rendon Park. Another very interesting gull was a supposed adult 
Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull hybrid. The bird was the size of a 
Herring Gull, but the mantle was about 1/2 way between the darkness of a 
Herring Gull and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. The leg color was an odd yellowish 
pink. There was also a hint of bluish cast to the very tops of the legs. In 
flight, the primary pattern was much more extensive black in the primaries than 
is found in Herring Gull with the black extending to the coverts on P8, 9, and 
10. There was also a dark mark all the way on P4. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Purple Martin
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:47:45 -0500
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island: For the past twenty plus years, first
arrival date (here) for Purple Martins has been Feb. 20. However, there has
been no sign of arrival this season. We anticipated some with this warm
weather, but none seen yet!  

 

Doris and Pat Leary

Fernandina Beach


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: FOS Swallow-tailed Kites and Northern Parulas
From: Lenore McCullagh <lmcstjohns AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:36:31 +0000
Finally!! Today at 9:52 at CR 209 and US 17 in Clay County say my FOS 
Swallow-tailed Kite. Then at 10:04 saw 2 more kites chasing one another over 
Black Creek. 

  
While at the Knight's Marina on US 17 at the confluence of Black Creek and the 
St Johns River heard my FOS Northern Parula, several of them about 10 AM. Also 
heard them in my yard a little later in Orange Park. 

  
These birds were late this year no doubt due to the cold. 
  
Good and lucky birding to all, 
  
Lenore McCullagh 
Orange Park, Clay County 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite FOY, Melbourne, Brevard County, FL
From: Christopher Ferro <arachnid43 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:01:43 +0000
I saw my first of the year Swallow-tailed Kite today along John Rodes Blvd., 
north of I-95 in Melbourne, FL just before noon today. I've seen reports of 
FOYs along the Gulf and around Ocala (and maybe Volusia?), but hadn't seen any 
for this area yet. Just a single bird, gliding at treetop level. 


Christopher Ferro
Melbourne/Brevard County


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:16:55 -0500
This evening, 3/3, I met Ed Kwater, Audrey Whitlock and quite an entourage in 
search of gulls at Daytona Beach Shores. We found the 1st cycle Thayer's Gull 
right away. I had not seen this bird in about 10 days. After looking for a 
couple of hours, we finally found a 1st cycle Iceland Gull. Both birds were 
about 1/4 mile south of Frank Rendon Park. 



Michael


Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet,  FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Swallow-tailed kites arriving
From: Stephen Harber <harbersharbor AT AOL.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 20:16:18 -0500
Three more Swallow-tailed kites showed up, bringing the number to four around 
the Sebastian River / Cypress Bend Community Park. 

Terese Harber
Sebastian,Fl

Sent from my iPad

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Swallow-tailed kite
From: Stephen Harber <harbersharbor AT aol.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:22:04 -0500
Spotted my fos Swallow-tailed kite this afternoon. Near the Sebastian River / 
Cypress Bend community park area. 

Terese Harber
Sebastian, Fl

Sent from my iPad

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Spoonbill revisited
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:35:44 -0500
Spoonbill Pond, Big Talbot Island, Duval Co.  Warmer temps brought heavy sea
fog this morning, with very brief opportunities to scan the entire pond.
While meeting with a gentleman birder from Gainesville, we had sunlit views
of Widgeon cruising with the many Lesser scaup. Said birder also reported
that a drake Pintail had arrived to complement the hen reported yesterday
and we later caught glimpses of the feeding pair through the foggy gloom. As
anticipated, warmer weather is seeing new species moving into or through the
region and gracing the pond. 

 

All visitors are experiencing "issues" with the completed but barricaded
boardwalk adjoining most of the A1A road shoulder. Due to its proximity to
the highway and elevation, the boardwalk effectively blocks views into the
pond. The mid-rail essentially blocks all scope views at standard tripod
height. I have personally consulted and negotiated with the Trail sponsors
re public access to the completed boardwalk and have received assurances
that some accommodation will be forthcoming. The entire trail phase project
is not complete, but the authorities have expressed cooperation in opening
some portion of the boardwalk. If and when this occurs, I will pass along
the news. Otherwise, birders must make observations from the unobstructed
shoreline near the bridge or contend with the obstructing structure.  

 

Pat and Doris Leary

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Spoonbill Pond waterfowl
From: Bob Richter <brichter62 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:30:52 -0500
About 5 minutes after Pat and some other
birders left the pond, one of the scoters
showed up out toward the exposed stumps
that the ducks perch on to the south of the
end of the bike trail/boardwalk. I was was
very slowly and meticulously picking through
all the ducks looking for the female Pintail.
The first time around I'm certain the scoter
was not visible. There are areas in the pond
where the ducks can get into or behind
vegetation or simply be out of sight in the
south part or behind the little islands etc.
Two other birders who were at the boat
ramp said they had seen the scoters
earlier in the morning so they are probably
around somewhere.

Bob Richter
Jacksonville

-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Spoonbill Pond waterfowl
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:59:34 -0500
Spoonbill Pond, Big Talbot Island, Duval Co. The number of duck species
recorded in the pond this winter increased by two this morning with the
addition of Ring-necked and Pintail. Missing were the recently reported
White-winged Scoters. Lesser Scaup nos. continue to increase with at least
200 present, along with No. Shovelers, Blue and Green-winged Teal, Mallard,
Pintail, Ring-necked, Bufflehead, Ruddy, and Gadwall. Several Coot were the
first noted in the pond this season. There is still some chance that a
Widgeon or a stray Surf or Black Scoter might round out the impressive
species count for the little wetland before migration. 

 

Pat Leary 

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: An actual flock of Snow Geese Duval County
From: Bob Richter <brichter62 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:22:25 -0500
Late this afternoon I headed up to the Westside
Industrial Center on the west side of Jacksonville.
Prior to going in to see what might be in the ponds
I decided to take the long way around from Chaffee
Rd to Jones and past all the pastures and fields to
see if there was anything good hanging around.
Heading up Jones I had three flyover Sandhills,
usually easier to get on the south side of I-10.
I turned east on Garden checking some of small
rain pools in the pastures on the south side of
the road. Just before Garden takes a hard left
left to the north (but the actual road continues,
becoming Imeson (not to be confused with
Imeson Industrial center in the northeast part
of Jacksonville) I saw a very large flock of White
Ibis hanging out with some horses.

I turned around at the intersection and pulled
over just beyond on the north side of the road
(which has a pretty wide and hard shoulder)
and began to look for Glossies. I did not find
any but I saw a flock of birds heading my way
from further out in the fields. As they came
close they resolved themselves into fourteen
Snow Geese. There were five dark morph and
nine white. They circled over the pasture fairly
close to the road and I was able to to get a few
bad pictures. As I waited for them to come
around again everything in the field took off.
The ibis flew a short distance and settled but
almost immediately took off again, ending up
some distance to the south but along Imeson.
The geese headed toward an area in the middle
of the (very large) pasture and appeared to
land in that area. It looks like there may be a
pond or wetland there. Even all the horses
bolted. I never saw what caused the comotion
but I did late see an eagle at the industrial
park, possibly coming from that direction.

At any rate, I'm pretty sure that this is the largest
flock of Snow Geese I have ever seen in Florida
and any other flocks approaching that size were
spread out on the ground, not in flight in a coherent
group. Very nice.

I got lat/long coordinates of the location from Google
Earth:

30 deg 24 min 28.44 sec N 81 deg 46 min 30.69 sec W.

That point is in the pasture. You will see nearby the
intersection where Imeson becomes Garden. If you look
on Google Maps there is a largish green area here labeled
Stone Mountain Industrial Park. I don't know what that is
and there isn't a whole lot at that location.

I also made it up to Spoonbill Pond and saw the nice
adult male White-winged Scoter. Note that he is not
one of the three birds I originally found, so there are
or have been at least four individuals.

The best picture I got of the geese can be seen at this
link:

http://www.pbase.com/bob_richter/image/159301889

or try the pBase link below and go to the Duval County
gallery.

Bob Richter
Jacksonville

-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Possible Greater Scaup – 022315 – Courtney Campbell Causeway, Pinellas Co., FL
From: David Laliberte <dllaliberte AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:55:06 +0000
  FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDUSubject:  Possible Greater Scaup – 022315 – 
CourtneyCampbell Causeway, Pinellas Co., FL A couple of birdersfrom Colorado 
who saw my Facebook images, commented that my Scaup is Greaterinstead of 
Lesser. The images of this guy were not great and a good distanceout in the 
water.  I did not think aboutit too much.  Last time that I observed aGreater 
Scaup was at the Wheatridge Green Belt in the Denver metro area.  This was in 
the early 80’s.  That Scaup was just a few yards out from my position.That 
bird was a well-marked Drake – all field marks were well noted.  The 
following links are to this bird that 
Iphotographed. https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16475967860/https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16475793618/https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16456062287/https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16662346752/ David 
LaliberteClearwater, FL 



____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: California Gull #2. Daytona Beach Shores.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:49:45 -0500
This afternoon, 2/26, I found another adult California Gull on the beach at 
Daytona Beach Shores. This was a different bird from the California Gull I 
found last night. This one has a clean white head without the dark streaking. 
These birds are smaller than Herring Gulls and larger than Ring-billed Gulls. 
The mantle is darker than Herring Gulls, but not quite as dark as a Laughing 
Gull. The legs are an odd greenish-yellow color. The eye is very dark and 
surrounded by an orange-red eye ring. The bill is yellow with a red spot and a 
black spot on the lower mandible. Some additional dark extends onto the upper 
mandible. There is a pronounced down-curved red gape line at the base of the 
bill. In flight, the dark on the outer primaries is more extensive than on a 
Herring or Ring-billed Gull. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Fotobirding on 022315 at Safety Harbor Pier & Gandy beach
From: David Laliberte <dllaliberte AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:45:56 +0000
 Dllaliberte AT yahoo.com 
Subject:  Fotobirding on 022315 at Safety Harbor Pier & Gandy beach. 
•
Hi all
•
I was out at Safety Harbor Pier & Gandy beach on 02/23/15.  I was out there at 
noon until 2:00 P.M. The following species & location are in the links to my 
Flickr page. At Safety Harbor Pier I mainly wanted to search for Grebes 
especially Horned Grebes.  At Gandy beach I searched for various shorebirds & 
Gulls, Terns & Skimmers. 

•
Safety Harbor Pier 
Brown pelican, White Ibis, Pied-billed grebe, Horned grebe, Lesser Scaup, 
Laughing Gull, Rock Pigeon, Boat–tailed Grackle, 

•
Brown pelican • 022315 • Safety Harbor Pier, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16654798445/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16654796025/
•
Double-crested Cormorant • 022315 • Safety Harbor Pier, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16447515197/
•
White Ibis • 022315 • Safety Harbor Pier, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16447513837/ 
•
Horned grebe • 022315 • Safety Harbor Pier, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16467411880/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16447515637/
•
 Pied-billed Grebe • 022315 • Safety Harbor Pier, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16447514637/
•
Lesser Scaup • 022315 • Safety Harbor Pier, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16653403071/
•
Laughing Gull • 022315 • Safety Harbor Pier, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16468643839/
•
Rock Pigeon • 022315 • Safety Harbor Pier, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16468974289/ 
•
Boat–tailed Grackle • 022315 • Safety Harbor Pier, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16447524017/
•
Gandy beach 
Osprey, Black-bellied plover, Semipalmated plover, Ring-billed gull, 
Sanderling, Dunlin, Ruddy Turnstone, Caspian Tern, Royal Tern, Forster’s 
Tern, Black Skimmer 

•
Osprey • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16628872746/
•
Black-bellied plover • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16467417120/ 
•
Semipalmated plover • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16654801955/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16447518587/
•
Ruddy Turnstone • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16628870126/
•
Sanderling • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16654802555/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16653406841/
•
Dunlin • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16653409581/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16467236198/
•
Ring-billed gull • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16467415400/
•
Forster’s Tern • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16032501914/
•
Royal Tern • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16034919753/
•
Caspian Tern • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16628875086/
•
Black Skimmer • 022315 • Gandy Beach, Pinellas Co., FL
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16032501414/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9062150 AT N07/16467417760/
•
Equipment utilized: 
Canon EOS 50D+EF100-400 mm IS USM • David Laliberte
•
Happy Birding!!!
•
David Laliberte
Clearwater, FL
•
Checkout my birdPIX at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotobirder

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: California Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:54:48 -0500
Today, 2/25, I found an adult California Gull on the beach at Daytona Beach 
Shores. Interestingly, I supposed that this would be the bird that I saw flying 
at the Tomoka Landfill on Monday. After I posted the California Gull on Monday, 
I received a couple of photos by a birder who saw a California Gull on the 
beach in New Smyrna Beach about a week ago. I assumed that this would be the 
same bird. However, on comparing the photos, this is a different California 
Gull than the New Smyrna Beach bird. Therefore, there are two different adult 
California Gulls in the area. 



In addition, there was a 1st cycle Iceland Gull on the beach, as well as a 
Parasitic Jaeger just offshore. 



Michael


Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL 

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Snow Goose Inland Jacksonville
From: Bob Richter <brichter62 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:19:58 -0500
About half an hour ago I was down at
the dock on the Ortega River to see if
there was anything good out on the
water. Two White Pelicans were out by
the far shore and a third flew over. I
then saw a plump white bird with black
primaries heading my way with rapid
wing beats. I was a white morph Snow
Goose. The bird flew toward me the
turned and headed south then changed
course again heading up Cedar River
and out of sight..

Bob Richter
Jacksonville

-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Shiloh -MINWR- Saltmarsh Sparrows 2-23-15
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:47:44 -0500
Went to Shiloh this morning in search of the Sharptails. Water level in the 
marsh is low. In fact the marsh is drying out some. I searched hard to come up 
with 4 Saltmarsh Sparrows. No Nelson's Sparrows were seen. It appears that a 
lot of the marsh birds have moved on. I did not hear any Marsh or Sedge Wens. 
There were a lot of Tree Swallows working the marsh. Plenty of Willets, Western 
Sandpipers, Dunlins, and Yellowlegs working the river edges. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16420903967

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16627539272

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16627546152

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard 		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: California Gull. Tomoka Landfill. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:53:39 -0500
Today, 2/23, we were doing a gull banding project at the Tomoka Landfill near 
Daytona Beach, Volusia County, when I found an adult California Gull. 
Unfortunately the bird flew before I could get any photos. This area is 
restricted, but most all of these gulls go over to Daytona Beach Shores in the 
evening. There were also three 1st cycle Iceland Gulls. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Test
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst AT TAMPABAY.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:05:40 -0500
Sent from my iPad
Murray Gardler
Weeki Wachee, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Bananaquit
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst AT TAMPABAY.RR.COM>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:43:53 -0500
CARL GOODRICH just called me to tell me about the bird At Bahia Honda, in 
Florida Keys. 

Go to Ebird to get directions under Monroe County postings. He was not the 
finder. 


Sent from my iPad
Murray Gardler
Weeki Wachee, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: White-winged Scoters Spoonbill Pond Jacksonville
From: Bob Richter <brichter62 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:48:22 -0500
This afternoon I found three White-winged Scoters
at Spoonbill (Sawpit) Pond on the north end of Big
Talbot Island on A1A. The first bird was seen
swimming toward the south are of the pond and
out of site. The other two were very conveniently
located in the north part of the pond essentially
straight across from the north terminus of the
new boardwalk. They remained in that area for
the remainder of the time I was there, swimming,
preening and diving. Also of interest was a pair
of wild-looking Mallards (did not look at all
muddled) and one of the previously reported
Gadwall (my target species). The vast majority
of the ducks were in the south part of the pond.

As soon as I had exited my car in the boat ramp
parking lot and headed across the road I saw
about 200 - 300 hundred birds flush from the
pond, most moving to the south area but a
large number heading out over Nassau Sound.
I did not see what had spooked them.

this should be a good link for a picture of two
of the scoters:

http://www.pbase.com/bob_richter/image/159220547

If that doesn't work then try the pBase link below
and go to the Duval County gallery. I also shot some
video and may post that on You Tube on Monday.

Bob Richter
Jacksonville




-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Port Orange. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:46:00 -0500
This afternoon, 2/18, I helped on a field trip for the Halifax River Audubon 
Society to see the gulls at Daytona Beach Shores. We did not find any rare 
gulls, but had a good display of three different Parasitic Jaegers, including 
one beautiful dark morph. Most of the gulls were sitting on the ocean offshore. 
Since there were so few gulls on the beach, I decided to go the base of the 
Port Orange Bridge to see if any gulls were gathering there. There was a very 
large group of Herring Gulls on the sand bar west of the pelican colony and 
mixed in with them was a 1st cycle Thayer's Gull. Unfortunately, a short time 
later, a Bald Eagle came in and landed on the sand bar and scared all of the 
gulls away. 



Michael


Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Lake Parker -Lakeland- 2-17-15 (report date) Correction
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:53:23 -0500
I copied down the wrong photo location for the Gallinule. It is

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16355747138

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard

From: sueredfish AT msn.com
To: floridabirds-l AT lists.ufl.edu
Subject: Lake Parker -Lakeland- 2-17-15 (report date)
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:46:16 -0500




On the !4th of February I took a drive to Lake Parker in Lakeland with my wife. 
I heard of it on Brdbrain post. I saw some common Winter Warblers.... Pine, 
Palm, Yellow-rumped, and Yellow-throated.. Common water birds such as the 
Pied-billed Grebe, Gallinule, and Limpkin. Also seen were beautiful Purple 
Gallinules which are one of my favorite birds. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16357549767   (Purple Gallinule)

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16955747138   (Gallinule)

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16517617296   (Immature Purple Gallinule)

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16358325487    (Limpkin)

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard 		 	   		   		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Lake Parker -Lakeland- 2-17-15 (report date)
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:46:16 -0500
On the !4th of February I took a drive to Lake Parker in Lakeland with my wife. 
I heard of it on Brdbrain post. I saw some common Winter Warblers.... Pine, 
Palm, Yellow-rumped, and Yellow-throated.. Common water birds such as the 
Pied-billed Grebe, Gallinule, and Limpkin. Also seen were beautiful Purple 
Gallinules which are one of my favorite birds. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16357549767   (Purple Gallinule)

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16955747138   (Gallinule)

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16517617296   (Immature Purple Gallinule)

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16358325487    (Limpkin)

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard 		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Sibley
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst AT TAMPABAY.RR.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:30:09 -0500
e Sibley Guide to Birds - Second Edition last year, you've noticed that the 
digitally remastered original art seems way off. The book has recently been 
reprinted with color corrections. If you purchased your book through Amazon, 
they will replace the old (2014) book with a new copy, at no charge. Knopf 
Publishers originally offered the replacement but as of 5 February, the company 
retracted its offer. 


Sent from my iPad
Murray Gardler
Weeki Wachee, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Robins' return
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:28:48 -0500
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island: No pretentious TV weatherman was required
for tonight's temperature forecast. Just prior to sunset, hundreds of robins
were winging south signaling tonight's cold snap. Last week, robin and cedar
waxwings flocks were moving along the coast in the opposite direction under
mild conditions. Given this winter's weather pattern, we're likely to
witness continuous robin flights as they shift north and south. 

 

Pat Leary 

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. 2nd cycle. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:49:41 -0500
This evening, 2/12, I found a 2nd cycle Thayer's Gull on the beach at Daytona 
Beach Shores. It seems to be the same 2nd cycle bird that I found on January 28 
and 29. 


This bird is considerably smaller than a Herring Gull. It has a very gentle, 
rounded head and small bill. The bill is beginning to get pale at the base. It 
is very short legged. The bird is recognized as a 2nd cycle bird by the gray 
scapulars coming in, the rounded tips to the outer primaries, and the fine 
vermiculations in the coverts, especially the greater coverts. The bird shows 
the very pale underside to the primaries and secondaries and the classic 
"Venetian-blind" effect caused by the outer webs of the outer primaries being 
dark, while the inner webs of the outer primaries are pale. The primaries are 
medium brown, lighter in color than most Herring Gulls. The primary tips are 
edged in white. 


There was no sign of the 1st cycle Thayer's Gull or any of the three Iceland 
Gulls. However, high tide is coming in the late afternoon this week. This makes 
the beach narrower at the time the gulls are coming in. This creates more 
interference with all of the people and cars on the beach. Today's beautiful 
weather brought lots of people to the beach and this weekend is the beginning 
of Speed Weeks with the Daytona 500 coming in about 9 days. If you visit, it 
would be better during the week, or when the weather is miserable. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: White Pelicans at inland location in Jacksonville
From: Bob Richter <brichter62 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:57:13 -0500
Nothing seriously exciting but first thing this
morning there were four White Pelicans just
at the point where the Ortega River and Cedar
River diverge. I have, in previous years,
occasionally seen them flying over the area
but the only other time I have seen them on
the water here was about the same time last
year. Then, three birds were present for two
days.Then and today the birds were very close
to the docks and shore.

Bob Richter
Jacksonville

-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:56:19 -0500
Tonight, 2/10, I was on the beach with David Hartgrove and found the 1st cycle 
Thayer's Gull and 2 of the 3 first cycle Iceland Gulls that have been around. 
There were also 2 Parasitic Jaegers harassing the gulls offshore. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL 

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Update on Yard Clay-colored Sparrow 2/10/15
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:05:49 -0500
I still have at least 50 Chipping Sparrows, but my one-eyed Clay-colored
Sparrow is not around. The last I saw him was on January 2, 2015. He always
hung with the Chipping Sparrows, because of the one eye. Ne never feeds
without a lot around. I like to think he just found a better place for
safety. Being a photographer we take a lot of pictures to get the right one.
Well this is literally  the last picture I took of him. 
 
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16488062895
 
Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard
  		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Great Cormorant. South Daytona. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:29:00 -0500
This morning, 2/9, I found a sub-adult Great Cormorant at a freshwater lake in 
South Daytona. This bird does not seem to be the same bird I found in Port 
Orange from Oct 30 - Nov. 17, 2014. The pattern on the face does not seem as 
clearcut and this bird is darker on the belly than the bird this fall. However, 
it is possible that the bird has changed somewhat in three months. I could not 
see its back well enough to tell if it had the large gash on the back that the 
earlier bird had. 


The bird was seen in the large freshwater lake on Reed Canal Road, west of Nova 
Road and east of Clyde Morris Blvd. You can view the lake from a couple of 
short access roads that were never completed across from Atlantic High School. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL  

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Black Point Drive MINWR 2/9/15 (report)
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 09:31:58 -0500
Yesterday my wife and I toured Back Point Dr. on the Merritt Island NWR. We did 
not see much. There are a few ducks left around 7 and 8. Mostly Pintail and 
Shovler. The Wigeon in the pond near #11 have pretty much disappeared. The last 
time I saw the Eurasian x American Wigeon was on January 7, 2014. I took this 
video of it with the American Wigeons then. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16482571545 

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard 		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Budgies
From: Murray Gardler <mangrovefirst AT TAMPABAY.RR.COM>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 14:03:17 -0500
None of us in the Brooksville area have located the subject birds for a long 
time, perhaps last spring the latest sighting of a single bird my myself. 


Sent from my iPad
Murray Gardler
Weeki Wachee, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. 3 Iceland Gulls. Tomoka Landfill. Daytona Beach
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:10:13 -0500
Yesterday, 2/4, we were doing some gull research at the Landfill in Daytona 
Beach and found all three 1st cycle Iceland Gulls and the 1st cycle Thayer's 
Gull among the tens of thousands of gulls. These birds were found in areas that 
are not accessible to the public. There are areas where you can see the birds 
at the landfill, but they do not allow close approach. All four of these birds 
can be found more easily and much closer on the beach at Daytona Beach Shores 
in the late afternoon. The landfill is also amazing for Bald Eagles. There were 
37 Bald Eagles just on the topmost crest of the highest point at the landfill 
and many others at other locations and in the air. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gulls. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 09:17:15 -0500
Yesterday afternoon, 2/3, I found the 1st cycle Thayer's Gull and 2 first cycle 
Iceland Gulls on the beach south of Frank Rendon Park, Daytona Beach Shores, 
Volusia Co. Both of these Iceland Gulls are different individuals from the one 
that was here last week. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Cooper's Hawk takes Bonaparte's Gull
From: Roy Peterson <scrubjay33 AT sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 03:22:22 -0800
Patrick, amazing good luck to see this encounter! You wouldn't think that a 
little Bonaparte's that weighs less than a half pound would be too hard to 
handle for a powerful hawk like a Cooper's. When I was a kid Cooper's Hawks 
were known for taking much heavier prey than mini gulls - that's why they were 
called Chicken Hawks! 

Perhaps the hawk didn't feel safe with wet feathers and let go to avoid getting 
too soaked to fly 


Roy Peterson, DeBary


>________________________________
> From: Patrick Leary 
>To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU 
>Sent: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 4:26 PM
>Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Cooper's Hawk takes Bonaparte's Gull
>  
>
>Spoonbill Pond, Big Talbot Island, Duval Co.  Early this afternoon, Doris
>and I witnessed a rare encounter between a female Cooper's Hawk (COHA) and
>Bonaparte's Gull (BOGU) Recently, nos. of BOGU have been foraging in
>Spoonbill Pond, coursing low over the water and feeding from the surface. As
>we approached the pond, I noted a COHA passing low over the highway and
>pitching into the dense Cedars lining the pond's eastern margin. After
>hiking to the adjoining sound shore, we returned to the pond and flushed a
>juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron. As the heron flew south along the pond
>margin the well concealed COHA suddenly shot over the water toward two BOGU.
>The hawk caught the gulls completely by surprise but missed on its initial
>attack. However, the agile accipiter was much too quick for the gull and
>quickly launched another foray. With no escape, the hapless gull pitched
>into the pond but the COHA pressed its attack and swiftly grabbed the
>struggling prey. Briefly, both birds were in the water, but the little gull
>proved too heavy for the raptor and it soon released its grip. The
>disappointed hawk returned to the Cedars to dry its plumage and the lucky
>gull made a quick exit from the scene as one of its kin made a feeble and
>mock pass at the COHA. 
>
>
>
>Although my camera gear was well secured in my backpack, the sequence of
>events passed so quickly, I had no opportunity to document the unusual
>drama.  
>
>
>
>Doris and Pat Leary
>
>Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County
>
>
>____________________________________________________________________________
>FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
>Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
>For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
>To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
>nomail;
>To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
>To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
>To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
>Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
>
>
>    

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Cooper's Hawk takes Bonaparte's Gull
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 16:26:08 -0500
Spoonbill Pond, Big Talbot Island, Duval Co.  Early this afternoon, Doris
and I witnessed a rare encounter between a female Cooper's Hawk (COHA) and
Bonaparte's Gull (BOGU) Recently, nos. of BOGU have been foraging in
Spoonbill Pond, coursing low over the water and feeding from the surface. As
we approached the pond, I noted a COHA passing low over the highway and
pitching into the dense Cedars lining the pond's eastern margin. After
hiking to the adjoining sound shore, we returned to the pond and flushed a
juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron. As the heron flew south along the pond
margin the well concealed COHA suddenly shot over the water toward two BOGU.
The hawk caught the gulls completely by surprise but missed on its initial
attack. However, the agile accipiter was much too quick for the gull and
quickly launched another foray. With no escape, the hapless gull pitched
into the pond but the COHA pressed its attack and swiftly grabbed the
struggling prey. Briefly, both birds were in the water, but the little gull
proved too heavy for the raptor and it soon released its grip. The
disappointed hawk returned to the Cedars to dry its plumage and the lucky
gull made a quick exit from the scene as one of its kin made a feeble and
mock pass at the COHA. 

 

Although my camera gear was well secured in my backpack, the sequence of
events passed so quickly, I had no opportunity to document the unusual
drama.  

 

Doris and Pat Leary

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:33:53 -0500
This evening, 1/30, I met John Hintermister and Phil Laipis and we found the 
first cycle Iceland Gull a short way north of Frank Rendon Park, Daytona Beach 
Shores, Volusia County. There was no sign of any of the three different 
Thayer's Gulls that have been here recently. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. 2nd cycle. Ponce Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:40:49 -0500
This morning, 1/29, I found the 2nd cycle Thayer's Gull on the beach at the 
base of the north jetty of Ponce de Leon Inlet, on the Town of Ponce Inlet side 
of the Inlet. I assume it is the same bird that I found at Daytona Beach Shores 
on Tuesday. 


This bird is considerably smaller than a Herring Gull; it was even slightly 
smaller than a nearby Lesser Black-backed Gull. It has a very gentle, rounded 
head and small bill. The bill is beginning to get pale at the base. It is very 
short legged. The bird is recognized as a 2nd cycle bird by the gray scapulars 
coming in, the rounded tips to the outer primaries, and the fine vermiculations 
in the coverts, especially the greater coverts. The bird shows the very pale 
underside to the primaries and secondaries and the classic "Venetian-blind" 
effect caused by the outer webs of the outer primaries being dark, while the 
inner webs of the outer primaries are pale. The primaries are medium brown, 
lighter in color than most Herring Gulls. The primary tips are edged in white. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. 2nd cycle. Daytona Beach Shores.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:31:14 -0500
Last night, 2/27, I found a 2nd cycle Thayer's Gull on the beach at Daytona 
Beach Shores. This makes an unprecedented fourth Thayer's Gull to appear here 
this season. We have had two different 1st cycle birds, one adult, and now this 
2nd cycle bird. This bird is smaller than a Herring Gull with a very gentle, 
rounded head and small bill. The bill is beginning to get pale at the base. It 
is very short legged. The bird is recognized as a 2nd cycle bird by the gray 
scapulars coming in, the rounded tips to the outer primaries, and the fine 
vermiculations in the coverts, especially the greater coverts. The bird shows 
the very pale underside to the primaries and secondaries and the classic 
"Venetian-blind" effect caused by the outer webs of the outer primaries being 
dark, while the inner webs of the outer primaries are pale. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Vermilion Flycatcher at St Marks NWR
From: Bill Phelan <wmjphelan AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:03:27 +0000
I finally got to see the juvenile male Vermilion f/c where the double dikes 
meet Lighthouse Rd. 

He was there much of the morning--I saw him from 10-11 am and again at 12:30 
&ff. 

Several other folks saw him and got photos. I will send a photo soon. 
He seems to have a few more red feathers than the last photos I've seen. 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Vermilion Flycatcher at St Marks NWR
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:03:27 +0000 (UTC)
I finally got to see the juvenile male Vermilion f/c where the double dikes 
meet Lighthouse Rd. 

He was there much of the morning--I saw him from 10-11 am and again at 12:30 
&ff. 

Several other folks saw him and got photos. I will send a photo soon. 
He seems to have a few more red feathers than the last photos I've seen. 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: Pelagic Trip. Iceland Gull. Jaegers. Volusia and Flagler Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:09:37 -0500
What a day we had! Winds were blowing at gale force, sustained at 35 knots. 
This made it impossible for us to go far offshore. However, because the winds 
were out of the west, we were able to stay close to shore and north up the 
coast. We made it north of the Flagler Beach pier, about 35 miles. The 
highlight of the day was not even the birds, but was 2 or possibly 3 Humpbacked 
Whales! They surfaced repeatedly, at least 20 times. It was amazing. In 
addition we had about 8-10 jaegers, including both Parasitic and Pomarine 
Jaegers. We also had an Iceland Gull that came up behind the boat. We moved 
from shrimp boat to shrimp boat and had a cloud of gull and gannets behind each 
one. 

The gulls came to our chumming behind the boat and we had a never-ending crowd 
of gulls and gannets to watch from amazingly close quarters. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Banded American Oystercatcher - reported on 1/26/2014
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:40:20 -0500
On October 27, 2014 my wife and I were at Ft. Desoto. We found a banded 
Oystercatcher. I recently got the information back, and wanted to share it with 
you all. It was banded on 6/29/2007. The area was at North Core Banks, Calo, 
Beaufort County, North Carolina. It was too young to fly when banded. I believe 
that makes it 6 years and 8 months old. It's the first banded Oystercatcher 
that I've seen. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16190181219 


Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard 

 		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:15:30 -0500
This afternoon we had another great field trip to see the gulls at Daytona 
Beach Shores as part of the Space Coast Birding and Nature Festival. We found 
the 1st cycle Thayer's Gull and the 1st cycle Iceland Gull. There was no sign 
of the adult Thayer's Gull. We did have several jaegers. Two were Parasitic 
Jaegers. One looked larger and bulkier and was most likely a Pomarine Jaeger. 
The famous banded Lesser Black-backed Gull, F05, (Pierre) was also present. 
This gull has spent every winter here since I first found it in January 2009. I 
wanted to give a special thanks to Amar Ayyash and Steve Ritt who were a great 
help today leading the group. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Purple Sandpiper. Ponce de Leon Inlet. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:09:45 -0500
A single Purple Sandpiper was present on the north jetty at Ponce de Leon Inlet 
this morning, 1/23. I could not locate the second one that had been here last 
week. It is easiest to find the bird at a high tide when they are not able to 
forage along the entire length of the jetty. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Groove-billed Ani, Yes!
From: David Hartgrove <birdman9 AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:56:08 -0500
Hi,
While co-leading a trip for the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival to Lake 
Apopka today we found the Groove-billed Ani. It apparently hasn't been seen in 
a week or so. Based on our experience I can see why. We walked along the road 
where the bird (and another one) had been seen. We were 100' or so north of the 
marking tape left in the vegetation to mark the bird's location. In spite of 
repeated looking and several attempts with recordings, we found no sign of the 
bird. We had just called for the bus to pick us up when a woman said, "Don't 
everyone shout at once but the Ani is right next to me." Sure enough, a foot 
deep in a wind blown clump of giant cane, there was the bird. It moved about 
causing movement in the grass. It never came all the way out into the open but 
everyone got excellent looks as it moved just inside the vegetation. So it's 
easy to see why it's been missed. 


David Hartgrove
Daytona Beach, FL




____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Adult. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia County
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:33:33 -0500
Today, 1/22, we had a great gull field trip as part of the Space Coast Birding 
and Wildlife Festival. Amar Ayyash got to Frank Rendon Park before the main 
group and located the 1st cycle Iceland Gull so the group was able to assemble 
around this rarity at the very beginning. At the same time, George Armistead 
was checking other gulls for us and found an adult Thayer's Gull. An adult 
Thayer's Gull is extremely rare in Florida. Amar also found the 1st cycle 
Thayer's Gull before we arrived, but the bird flew off and we could not 
relocate the bird. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Iceland Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:30:27 -0500
Yesterday evening, 1/21, the Iceland Gull was present on the beach at Daytona 
Beach Shores. I could not find the Thayer's Gull. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center 
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Red Throated Loon--St Marks NWR today
From: Bill Phelan <wmjphelan AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:29:06 +0000
Today at a lowering tide, I and another birder saw a Red Throated Loon near the 
oyster bar extending out from the point of land at the corner of the Lighthouse 
Trail. 

The back was lighter in color and the bill was smaller than on a Common Loon. 
We didn't clearly see speckles on the back. 

The white on the face came up above the small-looking eye, without eye ring. 
There was not a Common Loon nearby for comparison. 
(About 10 days ago, I saw what I thought was a RT Loon but the weather and 
waves prevented a good look.) 

Today, the bird was in calm waters not far from shore and spent several seconds 
above water while consuming a fish. 

We observed it over a period of 15 minutes, and it dived about once a minute. 
I didn't have a camera handy, but did see it clearly with a scope. 

Other highlights: 
My first ever Henslow's sparrow (I've been looking for one at the Helispot for 
about 10 years). 

5 Avocets at Stony Bayou 1 
A Wilson's snipe was very accomodating at Lighthouse Pond 
An eagle on the big nest, apparently feeding a youngster (whom I did not see) 
and another adult not far away. 


I didn't see the Vermilion f/c, again. 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Red Throated Loon--St Marks NWR today
From: "Bill Phelan wmjphelan AT comcast.net [nflbirds]" <nflbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:29:06 +0000 (UTC)
Today at a lowering tide, I and another birder saw a Red Throated Loon near the 
oyster bar extending out from the point of land at the corner of the Lighthouse 
Trail. 

The back was lighter in color and the bill was smaller than on a Common Loon. 
We didn't clearly see speckles on the back. 

The white on the face came up above the small-looking eye, without eye ring. 
There was not a Common Loon nearby for comparison. 
(About 10 days ago, I saw what I thought was a RT Loon but the weather and 
waves prevented a good look.) 

Today, the bird was in calm waters not far from shore and spent several seconds 
above water while consuming a fish. 

We observed it over a period of 15 minutes, and it dived about once a minute. 
I didn't have a camera handy, but did see it clearly with a scope. 

Other highlights: 
My first ever Henslow's sparrow (I've been looking for one at the Helispot for 
about 10 years). 

5 Avocets at Stony Bayou 1 
A Wilson's snipe was very accomodating at Lighthouse Pond 
An eagle on the big nest, apparently feeding a youngster (whom I did not see) 
and another adult not far away. 


I didn't see the Vermilion f/c, again. 
Bill Phelan 
Tallahassee 
Subject: Thayer's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:31:19 -0500
This evening 1/20, I found the 1st cycle Thayer's Gull about 300 yards north of 
Frank Rendon Park. Today there was no sign of the Iceland Gull. Yesterday the 
Iceland Gull was about 1/4 mile south of Frank Rendon Park. I did not see the 
Thayer's Gull yesterday, but Michael O'Brien and Louise Zemaitis found it north 
of Frank Rendon Park. When I met them, the bird had flown offshore. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Short-tailed Hawk confirmed
From: Robert Stalnaker <robert.wildlife AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:27:10 +0000
Greetings,
RE:  "am surprized that dark-morph immature Broad-winged was not considered"
There are some plumage differences but shape and proportion really separate the 
two. 

The shape of the wings in the image that was posted, such as the change of 
angle where the inner most primary meets the outer most secondary, and the 
width of the wing holding steady nearly the entire length of the wing until 
just before the tips is classic Short-tailed Hawk (STHA) shape.  

Broad-winged Hawk (BWHA) has a number of wing shape characteristics that are 
unique among buteos.  An often 90 degree line from where the wing meets the 
body on the trailing edge, the smoothly curved trailing edge without bulges and 
lacking sharp angle changes (smoothly curved) and the "flame shaped" tips are 
some traits that set the BWHA apart from the STHA.  The BWHA would show more 
tapering toward the wing tips from the wrist.  These all hold true regardless 
of age or morph. 

Bob Stalnaker
Longwood, FL 

 On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:01 PM, "Cavanagh, Jim" 
 wrote: 

   

 I agree that it is a STHA but am surprized that dark-morph immature 
Broad-winged was not considered. I believe one of the features that favors STHA 
is the white spot above and behind the beak that seems to be apparant on one of 
the images. See Peterson Field Guides HAWKS by Clark and Wheeler plate 13. 


Jim Cavanagh
Tallahassee

________________________________________
From: Florida Birds [FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU] on behalf of Patrick Leary 
[PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET] 

Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 8:24 AM
To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Short-tailed Hawk confirmed

RE "melanistic" Red-shouldered Hawk report. The consensus of all contacts
reviewing the recently posted images of the mystery buteo is a juvenile
Short-tailed Hawk. Per the images, the bird is a bit more reddish than
normal and certainly out of range, especially for January. Yet another
species slowly expanding its range north in the state. Thanks to all for
reviewing the images and sharing your impressions. This is the second Nassau
County record for STHA in the past five years and the first juvenile record.




Pat Leary

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m



____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m

Subject: Re: Short-tailed Hawk confirmed
From: "Cavanagh, Jim" <jim.cavanagh AT MED.FSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:59:51 +0000
I agree that it is a STHA but am surprized that dark-morph immature 
Broad-winged was not considered. I believe one of the features that favors STHA 
is the white spot above and behind the beak that seems to be apparant on one of 
the images. See Peterson Field Guides HAWKS by Clark and Wheeler plate 13. 


Jim Cavanagh
Tallahassee

________________________________________
From: Florida Birds [FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU] on behalf of Patrick Leary 
[PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET] 

Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 8:24 AM
To: FLORIDABIRDS-L AT LISTS.UFL.EDU
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Short-tailed Hawk confirmed

RE "melanistic" Red-shouldered Hawk report. The consensus of all contacts
reviewing the recently posted images of the mystery buteo is a juvenile
Short-tailed Hawk. Per the images, the bird is a bit more reddish than
normal and certainly out of range, especially for January. Yet another
species slowly expanding its range north in the state. Thanks to all for
reviewing the images and sharing your impressions. This is the second Nassau
County record for STHA in the past five years and the first juvenile record.




Pat Leary

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Common Merganser. continues. Purple Sandpipers. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:54:52 -0500
Just a quick note to say that the Common Merganser is continuing along Halifax 
Drive in Port Orange. This morning, 1/19, it was sitting on the concrete slab 
right next to the road near Commonwealth Blvd. There are two Purple Sandpipers 
present on the north jetty at Ponce de Leon Inlet. There is also a pale-eyed 
male Boat-tailed Grackle at the Inlet. This probably is an individual from the 
more northern subspecies that normally gets south to the Jacksonville and St. 
Augustine area. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Short-tailed Hawk confirmed
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:24:25 -0500
RE "melanistic" Red-shouldered Hawk report. The consensus of all contacts
reviewing the recently posted images of the mystery buteo is a juvenile
Short-tailed Hawk. Per the images, the bird is a bit more reddish than
normal and certainly out of range, especially for January. Yet another
species slowly expanding its range north in the state. Thanks to all for
reviewing the images and sharing your impressions. This is the second Nassau
County record for STHA in the past five years and the first juvenile record.


 

Pat Leary 

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Melanistic Red-shouldered Hawk
From: Robert Stalnaker <robert.wildlife AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:40:00 +0000
Greetings,
The entry I made on the Flickr site was:
"Has the characteristics of a subadult dark morph Short-tailed Hawk (STHA).  
No crescents, the secondaries are darker than the primaries as in STHA.  The 
banding on the tail is more like a STHA than a Red-shouldered Hawk (RSHA).  
Juvenile RSHA has dark bands slightly larger than white, except for the large 
dark terminal band.  Adult RSHA has even wider dark bands.  The STHA has 
thinner dark bands that show much more white as in this image.  Shape of wing 
like a STHA." 

Maybe one could say melanin would negate the translucent crescents but would 
the light/dark areas where the crescents normally appear be so consistent as 
they are in this photo, or would they look splotchy?  The darker secondaries 
versus primaries look normal for a STHA (as does the entire primary base area + 
nearby area), as does the shape of the wing.  Juvenille and subadult STHA can 
have white spots on belly like in this photo. 

When you say the photos "proved the bird to be a RSHA", are there some specific 
details that can be pointed out that I am missing that show proof?  Also, 
could anybody offer some reason why the translucent crescents would not appear, 
even if it is melanistic?  The other thing that I'd like to hear comments on 
is the darker secondaries versus the primaries ... that's something you don't 
see in the RSHA but do in the STHA and again, I don't think melanin would be so 
"exact" in making a RSHA's tone appear exactly like a STHA in the secondaries 
versus the primaries. 

Looking forward to hearing from you and others.  I've been fooled before and 
I will be fooled again :)   Bob Stalnaker 

Longwood, FL 

 On Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:32 PM, Patrick Leary  
wrote: 

   

 Mid-Amelia Island, Nassau County: A very dark (melanistic) Red-shouldered
Hawk was sighted this morning soaring over a woodland trail. Evocative of a
Short-tailed Hawk via naked eye, the bird had blackish wings and dark body,
but subsequent review of photos proved the bird to be a very dark RSHA. A
more typical RSHA later soared with it and offered excellent views for
comparing size and flight profile. By far the darkest RSHA I've seen!  See
Flicker link for two images. 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/91191505 AT N08/16284331536/in/photostream/

 

Pat Leary

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County

 

 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m



____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m

Subject: Key-West Quail-Dove
From: Jill Kaminski <Kaminski AT surfbirder.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:51:55 -0800
The Key West Quail-Dove showed well this morning early at Long Key State Park 
for about 10 observers. We lined up at the gate to the park prior to 8:00 a.m. 
and by 8:05 an individual bird had been located by several birders that found 
it immediately on the left side of the Golden Orb trail about 30 feet deep into 
the thicket on the left side of the trail. For the next 5-7 minutes the bird 
foraged along the ground and slowly moved closer to the trail and proceeded 
parallel to the the trail for 150’ or so. It came closer to the trail and 
suddenly flushed to the right side and disappeared into the thicket between the 
trail and the parking lot. 


Jill & David Kaminski
Naples, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Iceland Gull Huguenot Park Jacksonville
From: Bob Richter <brichter62 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:15:52 -0500
This afternoon I a first cycle Iceland Gull on the beach
at Huguenot Park. The was right at the water line about
at the catamaran wreck in the middle of the beach. It
posed for a few pictures then flew off to the north. This
was at 2:20 pm on a rising tide. Twenty five minutes
later I relocated the bird in a flock of gulls and terns on
the sand bars off the north end of the park.

Other than that all the usual species were present with
nothing else of note. Last Sunday there was an adult
male Peregrine Falcon perched on the high dunes
behind the jetty.

Bob Richter
Jacksonville

-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Red-shouldered vs. Short-tailed Hawk
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:08:58 -0500
RE posted images of "melanistic" Red-shouldered Hawk. The specimen could
indeed be a Short-tailed Hawk vs. RSHA. Images to be sent to other contacts
for more opinions. A review of Web images of STHA in various plumages
revealed some "brownish" , as well as, the typical black individuals.  One
prior STHA has been sighted on Amelia Island during spring. That specimen
was a black morph and highly distinctive in comparison to today's bird and,
like this morning's sighting, also involved a Red-shouldered Hawk aloft for
comparison. 

 

Pat Leary 

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County  


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Melanistic Red-shouldered Hawk
From: Patrick Leary <PRLeary AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:32:23 -0500
Mid-Amelia Island, Nassau County: A very dark (melanistic) Red-shouldered
Hawk was sighted this morning soaring over a woodland trail. Evocative of a
Short-tailed Hawk via naked eye, the bird had blackish wings and dark body,
but subsequent review of photos proved the bird to be a very dark RSHA. A
more typical RSHA later soared with it and offered excellent views for
comparing size and flight profile. By far the darkest RSHA I've seen!  See
Flicker link for two images. 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/91191505 AT N08/16284331536/in/photostream/

 

Pat Leary

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County

 

 


____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Cassin's Kingbird. Continues. Flagler Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:36:18 -0500
This morning, 1/17, I found the Cassin's Kingbird that was reported by Dotty 
Robbins. It was down about 1/4 mile south of the spot where the bird had been 
on the last two winters. I found it before the sun came up this morning and it 
was too dark for photos. I came back a few times later in the morning, but I 
could not locate the bird. 



There were 89 of American Pipits in sod fields in the area and loads of 
Savannah Sparrows and a few Vesper Sparrows in the plowed fields. 


Michael


Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Thayer's Gull and Iceland Gull. Tomoka Landfill. Volusia Co.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:21:02 -0500
Today, 1/16, we were banding a Lesser Black-backed Gull at the Tomoka Landfill 
in Volusia County when we found the Iceland Gull and the Thayer's Gull that 
have been hanging around at Daytona Beach Shores. Later this evening, I found 
the Iceland Gull on the beach at Daytona Beach Shores, a short way north of 
Frank Rendon Park. Access to the landfill is very limited. It is easier to find 
the birds at Daytona Beach Shores. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Iceland Gull. Thayer's Gull. Daytona Beach Shores.
From: Michael Brothers <mbrothers AT VOLUSIA.ORG>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:34:01 -0500
Tonight, 1/15, in the heavy rain I found a 1st cycle Iceland Gull and also 
found the Thayer's Gull again. 


Michael

Michael Brothers
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: st. marks wakulla
From: jw callis <soturin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:40:17 -0500
today was overcast and winds out of the north, started using this new app for 
bird counting its awesome. The vermilion flycatcher is still in the same area 
and getting more red all the time. Saw a flock of white pelicans about 60 or so 
heading nw and flying high. First kestrel ever and 2 american bitterns, 


4 anhinga
2 american bittern
21 red-wing blackbirds
8 boat tail grackle
5 canvas back duck
over 400 coots
2 cormorants
11 ruddy ducks
5 great egrets
1 vermilion flycatcher
13 pied bill grebes
3 red shoulder hawk
1 northern harrier hawk
5 great blue heron
2 little blue heron
3 tricolor heron
8 white ibis
1 american kestrel
1 killdeer
1 belted kingfisher
6 northern mockingbirds
4 yellow crown night herons
2 osprey
4 brown pelicans
9 sanderlings
10 lesser scaups
3  northern shoveler
27 green wing teal
2 turkey vulture
12 yellow rump warbler
8 swamp sparrow



jwcallis
tallahassee,fl
there is a truth to being in touch with nature

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Cassin's Kingbird & Black-bellied Plovers: Flagler county
From: "dotrobbins AT juno.com" <dotrobbins@JUNO.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:51:31 GMT
Yesterday, Jan. 13, Debbie Segal and I birded Flagler county. Debbie heard, and 
then found, the (assumed returning) Cassin's Kingbird on CR 305. The power line 
it perch on in previous years is gone, but it is using other lines nearby. It 
is quite near 305's intersection with SR 100--maybe 150 yards south of this 
intersection. We were also surprised to find about 70 Black-bellied Plovers in 
a field on CR 25. There birds appeared quite slim, initially suggesting 
Golden-Plovers, but they showed black "wing pits." Dotty Robbins 

High Springs FL

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Common Merganser Standing on Seawall - Port Orange 1-12-15
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:07:43 -0500
This morning in heavy fog I found the Common Merganser standing on a seawall. 
Even though she was only 10 feet away from me she was hard to photograph in the 
heavy fog. When she jumped in the water she started feeding with a group of 
Red-breasted Mergansers. They were working the bank northward. I finally got 
her point blank instead of a 100 yards out. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16262945501

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/15644942753

www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/15642362474

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard 
 		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Western Kingbird at Huguenot Park
From: Bob Richter <brichter62 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 15:57:00 -0500
I have received a few emails requesting
clarification of my post from yesterday.
I had checked newslist messages prior
to writing my post and had just read
Elliot Schunke's post about a "Western"
flycatcher in his yard (his quotation
marks meaning an unidentified flycatcher
from the west). I also looked at his (very
nice) pictures of the bird which, at that
time, he had narrowed down to Pacific
Slope or Cordilleran but used the term
"western"  to indicate the lack of a definitive
identification. This gave me flycatcher on
the brain and caused me some confusion
(the quote from Reverend Jim should have
been a clue to those of you who are not
entirely uncultured) as I composed my post.
My bird was of course a Western Kingbird,
a species reasonably regular in Duval County.
Pictures available upon request.

Entschuldigen sie.

German? I was? Where the hell did that come from?

Bob Richter
Jacksonville

-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Picture of One Hybridization Act on Merritt Island NWR 1/9/15
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 14:00:09 -0500
With all the Hybrid talk I was reminded of seeing an Eurasian Wigeon mating 
with an American Wigeon. I had found a hybrid in 2011 along with 3 Eurasian 
Wigeons on the MINWR. On Dec 19, 2012 I photograph the Eurasian and the 
American Wigeon mating. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16032983718

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard 		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Adult Brown Pelicans -Auburndale, Fla. 1/9/15
From: SUEREDFISH Bales <sueredfish AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 11:09:48 -0500
Coming from Auburndale, Fla. (near Lakeland) this morning I saw 3 adult Brown 
Pelicans in a lake off hwy 559. I had seen them before, but didn't have my 
camera. I've seen them inland in Orlando before. Never seen adults though. 


www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen/16237905952

Danny Bales
Titusville, Fla.
www.flickr.com/photos/mudhen
Brevard 		 	   		  
____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m
Subject: Re: Western Flycatcher Huguenot Park Jacksonville
From: Jeff Bouton <jbouton2 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 15:56:02 +0000
Bob,
Assume from your description of 'larger than phoebe...' and '...obvious white 
outer tail feathers' you mean a Western Kingbird and NOT the much rarer 
"Western" Flycatcher. Especially important given the presence of one of the 
latter in Leon County right now. 

Can you confirm?
Best,
Jeff BoutonPort Charlotte, FL 

 On Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:31 PM, Bob Richter  
wrote: 

   

 I braved the snow flurries (no kidding) late
this afternoon for a brief foray to Huguenot.
Heading out to the beach access I saw a
flycatcher that looked too large to be a
Phoebe. I stopped short on the road to
check through binocs and saw the bright
yellow breast. I took a few quick pics then
pulled forward so the bird would have
vegetation behind it to reduce the contrast
of shooting against the gray sky. As the bird
was perched just off the road this, of course,
caused him to flit out over the road then back
to a different tree where he graciously remained
and posed for pictures. The white outer tail
feathers were quite apparent even without
binoculars when the bird flew but don't
show up too well in the photos.

The time stamp on the first pic is 3:46.
The exact location was on the road along
the river. After entering the park the road
curves a bit till it reaches the river then
turns east parallel to the shore. At the turn,
there is a speed limit sign on the south
side with "15 mph" on top sign and "strictly
enforced" on the bottom sign, This is not
where the bird was..... A little further on
there is another speed limit sign and below
that a green sign that says "tow at owner's
expense." I have no idea what that has to do
with speed limits unless you're going really,
really slow. ("Whaaatt dooooes a yellllowww
liightt meeann?") At any rate, these signs are
on both sides of the road. And, this is where
the bird was, about 5 feet off the pavement
and not much higher off the ground, and, as
is usual for this species, not very concerned
by my presence.

I was hoping for a Purple Sandpiper or Big
White Gull but no luck. There weren't many
birds present other than the usual shorebirds
in the lagoon. There about 300 gulls and
terns well out on the flats on the south side
of the jetty (1 on the north side) and about the
same number at the north point along with
around 500 Knots. Rough surf made it difficult
to see anything on the ocean.

Bob Richter
-- 
http://www.pbase.com/Bob_Richter

____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m



____________________________________________________________________________
FLORIDABIRDS-L Listserv mailing list information:
Member  photos  I:  http://bkpass.tripod.com/floridabirds.htm
For archives:  http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L;
To set nomail: Send listserv AT lists.ufl.edu Message: set floridabirds-l
nomail;
To reset mail:  listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: set floridabirds-l mail;
To unsubscribe: listserv AT lists.ufl.edu MESSAGE: unsub floridabirds-l;
To write listowners: FLORIDABIRDS-L-REQUEST AT lists.ufl.edu
Jack Dozier memorial: http://tinyurl.com/6adm2m