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Old Saturday 2nd May 2009, 04:28   #276
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288. Darter
289. Yellow Bittern
290. Black Bittern
291. Black-crowned Night-heron
292. Ruddy-breasted Crake
293. White-browed Crake
294. Little Tern
295. German's Swiftlet
296. Oriental Skylark
297. Golden-headed Cisticola
298. Plain Prinia
299. Chestnut Munia
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Old Monday 4th May 2009, 10:36   #277
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A walk around a new park (Pundt) on Saturday turned up:
197. Pileated Woodpecker.

Yesterday a 10-minute visit to Paul Rushing Park added:
198. Fulvous Whistling Duck
199. Stilt Sandpiper
200. Pectoral Sandpiper (US lifer 431)
201. Wilson's Phalarope

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Old Tuesday 5th May 2009, 21:35   #278
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A weekend trip to Tobago added:
216 Brown Noddy
217 Sooty Tern
218 Bridled Tern
219 Brown-crested Flycatcher
220 Roseate Tern
221 Giant Cowbird
222 White-tailed Nightjar
223 Fuscous Flycatcher
224 Broad-winged Hawk
225 White-fringed Antwren
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Old Wednesday 6th May 2009, 02:11   #279
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Friday, May 01

Serious migration, of small passerines at least, finally hit us in earnest last week here in Southern Ontario. I had to go to boring old work through a big wave that came through Tuesday, so I really felt that I was missing out . However, on Friday, my wonderful boss gave me the afternoon off and the S.O. and I got away to the Long Point area (n. shore of Lake Erie) for the week-end.

Just catching up on the list today. All kinds of new stuff...

181. Gray Catbird
182. Black-throated Green Warbler
183. Palm Warbler
184. Black-and-white Warbler
185. Swamp Sparrow
186. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
187. Bobolink
188. Baltimore Oriole

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Old Wednesday 6th May 2009, 13:30   #280
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Saturday, May 02

Long Point again - this time, the whole day spent in the area. Variety very good (esp. Thrushes - six species on the day! not all of them new, of course). It was a real treat to see so many "old friends" coming back again after a long winter.

189. Solitary Sandpiper
190. Greater Yellowlegs
191. Lesser Yellowlegs
192. Red-headed Woodpecker
193. Least Flycatcher
194. Eastern Kingbird
195. Bank Swallow
196. House Wren
197. Swainson’s Thrush
198. Gray-cheeked Thrush
199. Brown Thrasher
200. Blue-winged Warbler
201. Nashville Warbler
202. Cape May Warbler
203. Blackburnian Warbler
204. Ovenbird
205. Northern Waterthrush
206. Vesper Sparrow
207. Savannah Sparrow
208. White-crowned Sparrow


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Old Wednesday 6th May 2009, 23:08   #281
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Well, we are back from China. I think I saw most of the "must see" sites around Beijing and Xi ' an, but did not get to do any serious birding. In the city were a lot of Common Magpies, Azure-winged Magpies, Carrion Crows, Rock Pigeons, Eurasian Tree Sparrows and some doves, but that was about it!

Back in Saint Joseph, Missouri now and I did get a year bird here!

154. House Wren, in our backyard.
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Old Thursday 7th May 2009, 12:33   #282
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Sunday, May 03

One more half-day at Long Point, Lake Erie.

209. American Bittern
210. Forster’s Tern
211. White-eyed Vireo
212. Marsh Wren
213. Northern Parula
214. Common Yellowthroat
215. Scarlet Tanager
216. Lincoln’s Sparrow

Highlight of the day would have to have been the two American Bitterns; rather than hiding out down in thickest part of the cattails, as is their wont, they obliged us by flying majestically around the Big Creek marsh! I was even able to get them in the scope for a bit.

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Old Thursday 7th May 2009, 12:50   #283
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Good to see that everyone's out and counting, not sitting at home with a beer watching MLB.

Did I post after we went to Malaysia? Can't remember. Anyway, in spite of that hiatus, I finished April with a round 150. In March, I added a late Mandarin Duck, and then in late April, early Japanese Reed Buntings and Marsh Grassbirds (Grass Marshbirds?) in incipient song.

And Tuesday, the first signs of spring on Mt Fuji: a Red-flanked Bluetail (or whatever it's called now) and a Japanese Robin.

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Old Thursday 7th May 2009, 19:36   #284
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Coming into our backyard, Black Oil Sunflower feeder this morning in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

155. Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a female bird.
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Old Friday 8th May 2009, 09:23   #285
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The list got a boost with a trip to Georgia (US):

112. Common Grackle
113. Great Egret
114. Anhinga
115. American Robin
116. Chimney Swift
117. Brown Thrasher
118. Wood Thrush
119. Red-bellied Woodpecker
120. Summer Tanager
121. Red-winged Blackbird
122. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
123. Boat-tailed Grackle
124. Glossy Ibis
125. Osprey
126. Wilson’s Snipe
127. Bobolink
128. Least Tern
129. Fish Crow
130. Great Blue Heron
131. American Coot
132. Mississippi Kite
133. Green Heron
134. Snowy Egret
135. Turkey Vulture
136. Little Blue Heron
137. Carolina Wren
138. Blue Jay
139. Carolina Chickadee
140. Northern Cardinal
141. Pine Warbler
142. White Ibis
143. Painted Bunting
144. Wood Stork
145. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
146. Cattle Egret
147. Scarlet Tanager
148. Downy Woodpecker
149. Tri-coloured Heron
150. Eastern Bluebird
151. Indigo Bunting
152. Eastern Towhee
153. Common Ground Dove
154. Laughing Gull
155. Blackpoll Warbler
156. Java Sparrow
157. Royal Tern
158. Killdeer Plover
159. Eastern Kingbird
160. Tufted Titmouse
161. Black-throated Blue Warbler

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Old Friday 8th May 2009, 16:16   #286
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Finally, a new life bird at "home"!

217. Ruff

This guy showed in a flooded field within 15 minutes' drive of work, causing quite a bit of excitement; a very welcome sight "this side of the pond". Not a "mega" exactly, but certainly in the "kilo" range.

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Old Friday 8th May 2009, 22:14   #287
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I went out birding for a couple of hours this afternoon around the oxbow lakes south of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Also did a little bit at Bluff Woods Conservation Area south of town.

156. Gray Catbird, in our backyard
157. Acadian Flycatcher, in our backyard, also at Bluff Woods
158. Indigo Bunting, Bluff Woods CA
159. Common Yellowthroat, Bluff Woods CA
160. Wood Thrush, Bluff Woods CA
161. Orchard Oriole, Horseshoe Lake
162. Green Heron, Horseshoe Lake
163. Eastern Kingbird, Muskrat Lake
164. Dickcissel, Muskrat Lake
165. Grasshopper Sparrow, Muskrat Lake
166. Clay-colored Sparrow, Lake Contrary
167. Yellow Warbler, Lake Contrary
168. Western Kingbird, Lake Contrary

Tomorrow is the North America Migration Count. I will be counting the birds around the oxbow lakes and then will compile these with data from all the others who will be birding their designated areas within Buchanan County. Should be a lot of fun and perhaps I will be able to pick up a few more year birds for my Missouri 2009 List.
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Old Friday 8th May 2009, 22:36   #288
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232. Magnificent Frigatebird
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Where did you see it? Galveston? I ask because I'm heading down to Galveston and Bolivar tomorrow. My first visit since the day before Ike.
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Old Saturday 9th May 2009, 15:18   #290
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218. Black-crowned Night-heron
219. Wood Thrush

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No, I was down at Quintana again. One flew right over the sanctuary and then I saw two more at the base of the jetties. Good thing too, as there wasn't a migrant to be seen other than an empid and a couple of tanagers.
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On this day, May 9th, North America Migration Count Day, I added a few new year birds to my Missouri list. All found in various areas around Saint Joseph, Missouri, Buchanan County.

169. Swainson's Thrush
170. White-rumped Sandpiper
171. Stilt Sandpiper
172. Palm Warbler
173. Baltimore Oriole
174. Least Flycatcher
175. Sora
176. Nashville Warbler
177. Orange-crowned Warbler
178. Blackpoll Warbler
179. Warbling Vireo
180. Willow Flycatcher
181. Black-and-white Warbler
182. Summer Tanager
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Old Sunday 10th May 2009, 07:15   #293
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9 May: Bois de Boulogne

162. Common Sandpiper

Interesting record as there were three of them on one of the small lakes in the Bois.

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Found in our backyard this afternoon were a couple of wood warblers, one was new for the year.

183. Tennessee Warbler (x2)
* The other species was Orange-crowned Warbler.
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Old Sunday 10th May 2009, 17:40   #296
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220. Magnolia Warbler
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Yesterday I got back from a ten-day birding trip to Texas, where I birded the coast from Corpus Christi down to the Rio Grande Valley, then up to the Hill Country northwest of San Antonio. The trip added 117 birds to my Year List, including six lifers. Lifers are in bold.

One species, Ringed Kingfisher, was actually on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande when I observed it. It obviously doesn't count for my ABA Area year list, but does count on my World year list.

180. Great-tailed Grackle
181. White-winged Dove
182. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
183. Western Cattle Egret
184. Crested Caracara
185. Bullock's Oriole
186. Brown Pelican
187. Inca Dove
188. Eastern Wood Pewee
189. Long-billed Thrasher
190. Northern Waterthrush
191. Painted Bunting
192. Black-chinned Hummingbird
193. Golden-fronted Woodpecker
194. Least Grebe
195. Western Kingbird
196. Black-bellied Whistling Duck
197. Common Moorhen
198. Great Kiskadee
199. Roseate Spoonbill
200. Spotted Sandpiper
201. Mottled Duck
202. White Ibis
203. Caspian Tern
204. Brown-crested Flycatcher
205. Cave Swallow
206. Bronzed Cowbird
207. Loggerhead Shrike
208. Least Sandpiper
209. Stilt Sandpiper
210. Long-billed Dowitcher
211. Snowy Egret
212. Wilson's Phalarope
213. Tricolored Heron
214. American Avocet
215. Piping Plover
216. Semipalmated Plover
217. Semipalmated Sandpiper
218. Common Nighthawk
219. Buff-bellied Hummingbird
220. Black-and-white Warbler
221. Lark Sparrow
222. Vermilion Flycatcher
223. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
224. Pyrrhuloxia
225. Neotropic Cormorant
226. Hooded Oriole
227. Black-crested Titmouse
228. Summer Tanager
229. Green Jay
230. White-tailed Hawk
231. Greater Roadrunner
232. White-tipped Dove
233. Plain Chachalaca
234. Little Blue Heron
235. Least Tern
236. Fulvous Whistling Duck
237. Masked Duck
238. Couch's Kingbird
239. White-tailed Kite
240. Harris's Hawk
241. Long-billed Curlew
242. Willet
243. Royal Tern
244. Black-bellied Plover
245. Swainson's Hawk
246. Altamira Oriole
247. Yellow-crowned Night Heron
248. Olive Sparrow
249. Lesser Goldfinch
250. Chestnut-sided Warbler
251. Clay-colored Thrush
252. Green Parakeet
253. Red-crowned Parrot
254. Broad-winged Hawk
255. Wilson's Warbler
256. Common Ground Dove
257. Ash-throated Flycatcher
258. Yellow-green Vireo
259. Orchard Oriole
260. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
261. Ringed Kingfisher
262. Gray Hawk
263. Eastern Curve-billed Thrasher
264. Black-throated Sparrow
265. White-faced Ibis
266. Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater
267. Groove-billed Ani
268. Bewick's Wren
269. Bank Swallow
270. Cactus Wren
271. Canada Warbler
272. Blackburnian Warbler
273. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
274. Chihuahuan Raven
275. Hudsonian Whimbrel
276. Aplomado Falcon
277. Baird's Sandpiper
278. Short-billed Dowitcher
279. Least Bittern
280. Swainson's Thrush
281. American Darter
282. Verdin
283. Ruddy Turnstone
284. Black Skimmer
285. Mangrove Warbler
286. Wilson's Plover
287. American Oystercatcher
288. Sanderling
289. Black Tern
290. Scott's Oriole
291. Yellow-throated Vireo
292. Golden-cheeked Warbler
293. Black-capped Vireo
294. Rufous-crowned Sparrow
295. Woodhouse's Scrub Jay
296. Varied Bunting

Then this morning, I birded locally and added two new birds to my Year List, bringing it up to 297.

297. Acadian Flycatcher
298. Blackpoll Warbler

In addition to those two, I added Chestnut-sided Warbler and Swainson's Thrush (which I just saw in Texas) to my Indiana Year List.

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221. Semipalmated Plover
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Congratulations on having such a productive time in Texas! That's quite a list.
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Did an hour of birding at Bolivar Peninsula yesterday. The beach is much smaller and less productive than it was before Hurricane Ike but still a pleasure to visit.
202. Magnificent Frigatebird
203. Reddish Egret
204. Dunlin
205. Ruddy Turnstone
206. Least Tern
207. Royal Tern
208. Common Tern.

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