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  • ROC
    Quick report after a 12-13 hour birding day w/Lydia. Our best birding was in the evening hours after the N-NW winds had been blowing for a few hours. The
    Message 1 of 4 , May 4, 2013
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      Quick report after a 12-13 hour birding day w/Lydia. Our best birding was in the evening hours after the N-NW winds had been blowing for a few hours. The results of interest were from St George Island. It was NOT a high volume day.

      Tennessee Warbler.............................................1
      Cape May W.........................................................1
      Bay-breasted Warbler............................................3
      Blackpoll.................................................................2
      Am Redstart ............................................................3

      7 species total

      Least Bittern.......................calling from wetland near YC.
      RB Grosbeak......................................................................2
      YB Cuckoo..................................................................12
      Swainson's Thrush..........................................................6
      Wood Thrush.................................................................1
      Veery...............................................................................2
      Gray-checked Thrush...................................................1......................Pine St.

      Bobolink.....................................................................71...................including many bright males
      Am Oystercatcher...................................................21 in one tight flock

      Rodney and Lydia Cassidy
      Tallahassee, Florida


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Don Morrow <don.morrow@...>
      To: nflbirds <nflbirds@yahoogroups.com>
      Cc: robin_will <robin_will@...>
      Sent: Sat, May 4, 2013 7:07 pm
      Subject: [nflbirds] St Marks NWR Saturday






      On a damp and gloomy morning, I went looking for the end of Loon migration. Not quite there, as I recorded 23 Northbound Loons before a light mist and fog shut things down at 8:00 am. I had both Common Nighthawk and Chuck-wills-widow flying as I came into the refuge.

      While looking for Loons I saw the following.

      Lighthouse Flats (Soras and Clappers calling)
      Whimbrel
      Black Skimmer
      Merlin

      On the Gulf
      Horned Grebe (17 either in molt or breeding plumage)
      Red-breasted Merganser

      Mounds Pool Trail (very quiet)
      Magnolia Warbler (female)
      Common Yellowthroat (probably a resident)
      Veery

      Tower Pond
      Semipalmated Plover
      Black-necked Stilt (about seven)
      American Avocet (eleven in breeding plumage and one in winter plumage)
      Greater Yellowlegs
      Lesser Yellowlegs
      Willet
      Ruddy Turnstone
      Dunlin
      Least Sandpiper
      Short-billed Dowitcher

      Headquarters Pond
      Lesser Scaup
      Purple Gallinule

      Double Bridges
      Acadian Flycatcher
      Northern Parula
      Prothonotary Warbler
      Yellow-rumped Warbler

      It's the tail end of migration. Still worth looking.

      Good birding.

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    • eliza hawkins
      Sunday morning at ST marks birding on the trail that goes around Tower Pond.   Yellow Breasted Chat:    
      Message 2 of 4 , May 5, 2013
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        Sunday morning at ST marks birding on the trail that goes around Tower Pond.
         
        Yellow Breasted Chat:     http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8710708011/
        Yellow Billed Cuckoos 8-10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8710709367/in/set-72157633411199267/%c2%a0%c2%a0
                                                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8711839160/%c2%a0%c2%a0
                                                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8711839994/
        Black and White Warbler
        Orchard Oriole   http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8710708275/
        Bluegrey Gnatcatchers (Nesting near Tower Pond)   http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8710818163/
        Yellow Warbler
        Pine Warbler
        Yellow Throated Warbler
        Common Yellow Throat: (lots of males up singing easy to photograph) http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8710709121/
        Cape May Warbler: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8710713203/
        Parula Warbler: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8711831046/in/set-72157633411199267/
        Brown Headed Cowbird

        Peregrine Falcon chasing birds in Tower Pond:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8711838230/
        Dunlins spooked:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8710772505/
        Tower pond birds spooked by the Falcon:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8710712223/
        American Avocets:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8711837638/

        Black Crowned Night Heron - juv: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8711839558/
        Parula Warbler: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8711831046/in/set-72157633411199267/
        Horned Grebe (up close in the lighthouse pond): http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8712040948/
        Great Crested Flycatcher:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/9467770@N06/8710705357/


        Eliza Hawkins
        ehawkins@...


        >________________________________
        > From: ROC <austrina1@...>
        >To: don.morrow@...; nflbirds@yahoogroups.com
        >Sent: Saturday, May 4, 2013 11:52 PM
        >Subject: Re: [nflbirds] St Marks NWR Saturday
        >
        >

        >
        >
        >Quick report after a 12-13 hour birding day w/Lydia. Our best birding was in the evening hours after the N-NW winds had been blowing for a few hours. The results of interest were from St George Island. It was NOT a high volume day.
        >
        >Tennessee Warbler.............................................1
        >Cape May W.........................................................1
        >Bay-breasted Warbler............................................3
        >Blackpoll.................................................................2
        >Am Redstart ............................................................3
        >
        >7 species total
        >
        >Least Bittern.......................calling from wetland near YC.
        >RB Grosbeak......................................................................2
        >YB Cuckoo..................................................................12
        >Swainson's Thrush..........................................................6
        >Wood Thrush.................................................................1
        >Veery...............................................................................2
        >Gray-checked Thrush...................................................1......................Pine St.
        >
        >Bobolink.....................................................................71...................including many bright males
        >Am Oystercatcher...................................................21 in one tight flock
        >
        >Rodney and Lydia Cassidy
        >Tallahassee, Florida
        >
        >-----Original Message-----
        >From: Don Morrow <mailto:don.morrow%40tpl.org>
        >To: nflbirds <mailto:nflbirds%40yahoogroups.com>
        >Cc: robin_will <mailto:robin_will%40fws.gov>
        >Sent: Sat, May 4, 2013 7:07 pm
        >Subject: [nflbirds] St Marks NWR Saturday
        >
        >On a damp and gloomy morning, I went looking for the end of Loon migration. Not quite there, as I recorded 23 Northbound Loons before a light mist and fog shut things down at 8:00 am. I had both Common Nighthawk and Chuck-wills-widow flying as I came into the refuge.
        >
        >While looking for Loons I saw the following.
        >
        >Lighthouse Flats (Soras and Clappers calling)
        >Whimbrel
        >Black Skimmer
        >Merlin
        >
        >On the Gulf
        >Horned Grebe (17 either in molt or breeding plumage)
        >Red-breasted Merganser
        >
        >Mounds Pool Trail (very quiet)
        >Magnolia Warbler (female)
        >Common Yellowthroat (probably a resident)
        >Veery
        >
        >Tower Pond
        >Semipalmated Plover
        >Black-necked Stilt (about seven)
        >American Avocet (eleven in breeding plumage and one in winter plumage)
        >Greater Yellowlegs
        >Lesser Yellowlegs
        >Willet
        >Ruddy Turnstone
        >Dunlin
        >Least Sandpiper
        >Short-billed Dowitcher
        >
        >Headquarters Pond
        >Lesser Scaup
        >Purple Gallinule
        >
        >Double Bridges
        >Acadian Flycatcher
        >Northern Parula
        >Prothonotary Warbler
        >Yellow-rumped Warbler
        >
        >It's the tail end of migration. Still worth looking.
        >
        >Good birding.
        >
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