Friday, July 15, 2016

eBird BirdTrax

ABA’s Birding News:





Only allows a 50km radius so does not show full 50 miles.

Eastern 50km radius including Carlyle

Columbia a 50km radius circle.

Kansas City 50km radius circle.

St. Joseph/Squaw Creek NWR 50km radius circle.




Friday, January 29, 2016

01/29 Rock Wren

Just two months before this on 11/10/15 I photographed my first Rock Wren (pending 12th state record) in Missouri behind a bait shop on Hwy 123 in Polk County in western Missouri. Guess what? One now shows up on the eastern side of the state at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. It was originally found in the fenced in maintenance area and then below the spillway. This one is a pending 13th state record.

A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
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Photos from gallery

Monday, January 11, 2016

01/11 Black-tailed Gull

Black-tailed Gull at Carlyle Lake just in front of the dam.

A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
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Bonaparte's Gulls Black-tailed Gull, Ring-billed and Bonaparte's Gulls Black-tailed Gull and Ring-billed Gull Black-tailed Gull Ring-billed and Bonaparte's Gull Black-tailed Gull and Bonaparte's Gulls Black-tailed Gull and Ring-billed Gulls Black-tailed Gull taking flight Black-tailed Gull Raft with Black-tailed Gull Birders looking at Black-tailed Gull Black-tailed Gull and Ring-billed Gulls

Photos from gallery

Friday, December 4, 2015

12/04 Anna's Hummingbird

A lady in Springfield, Mo was gazing out her front window when she spotted a hummingbird looking over her artificial flowers on the porch. She hung out a feeder and was rewarded with a rare Missouri visitor, an Anna's Hummingbird. Word got out and many birders, including us, got to see it. It is No. 343 on my list of Bird Species Photographed in Missouri.

A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
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Video of Anna's Hummingbird up in top of tree.


Photos from gallery

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

11/10 Rock Wren

We traveled to Polk County Missouri just south of Stockton Lake to try to see a rare Rock Wren for Missouri that's been hanging out by a bait shop. I've photographed them in Colorado but not in MO. It is No. 342 on my list of Bird Species Photographed in Missouri.

We arrived at 10 am and searched for it until 12:02 pm when it was spotted ~85 yards across the field behind the bait shop.
See red arrow (1) across field. I shot a few long distance photos from here. See first two thumbs below.
Later I walked the fence line on left next to the bales down to where the weeds started, green arrow.
Rest of shots were from there. When we first arrived at 10am, before getting out of van, a bird flew from the back right corner of the bait shop lot, low over the field to the flatbed to the right of arrow (2). Later, we realized this was probably the bird we've been looking for. UGH!
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Rock Wren

A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
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Click thumbs below to popup larger photo. Hover thumbs for names.
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Other photos while looking for the Rock Wren
American Crow House Sparrow Red-tailed Hawk A10 Eastern Bluebird Eastern Bluebird

Video of Rock Wren feeding on one of the flatbed trailers


Photos from gallery

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

11/03 Red Phalarope - Carlyle Lake

Got a text message in the morning of a Red Phalarope at Hazlet State Park on Carlyle Lake in Illinois. We didn't get there until about 3pm but it was right were Doug said. This was a life bird for us.

A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery.
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Click thumb below to popup large photo. Hover thumbs for names.
Red Phalarope - 1st seen and photographed from road Red Phalarope Red Phalarope Red Phalarope Red Phalarope Red Phalarope Red Phalarope Red Phalarope Red Phalarope Red Phalarope Double-crested Cormorants Lesser Black-backed Gull (1st winter)