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Oak Openings Spring Migration Update

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    Posted: 23 Apr 2017 at 3:45pm
A beautiful morning in the Oak Openings...and the birding is picking up. Here's what I found:
 
* Sandhill crane - pair feeding in a large grass field along Bancroft St just west of Irwin Prairie
* Sora (10+), Virginia Rail, and Wilson's snipe (6)  at Irwin Prairie
* Greater yellowlegs (3), Lesser yellowlegs (15), Pectoral sandpiper, and Wilson's snipe (4) - flooded field on north side of Bancroft just east of Schwamberger Road
* Orchard oriole - early migrant along Degenfelder Road
* Blue-headed vireo, Pine warblers, Ovenbird, Black-throated green warbler, Yellow warbler - Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
* Yellow-throated warbler - singing male along Gale run, just north of Mallard Lake (my first of this species within the bounds of OOPM in quite a few years; there are scattered large sycamores here, so it's another potential breeding site for this locally increasing species)
* Henslow's sparrow (2) - calling birds continue in the north portion of the large field along Girdham north of Reed Rd; Lark sparrows have also returned here and other traditional sites
* Grasshopper sparrow - large field west of airport
 
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I had a yellow throated warbler along the yellow trail near the Mallard Lake parking lot across from reed road. Also yellow-rumped in the same area.

Brown thrashers were all over the horse riding parking along Jeffers Sunday.

I saw 2 Broad-winged Hawks near the foot bridge over swan creek as it goes towards tornado alley and a pair at the corner of Girdham and Moncolva.  I originally though they were coops, but upon close inspection realized they were broad-winged.  One called which confirmed to ID.




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Not rare, but there was a meadowlark calling north of Girdham and Reed Sunday morning. Don't think I'll seen one there. Pretty much has been limited to the field by the airport for me.
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This morning in the Oak Openings...
* good numbers of Rose-breasted grosbeaks, Baltimore orioles, and a couple of Scarlet tanagers
* ten species of warblers including a couple of Yellow-breasted chats, Chestnut-sided, and Tennessee 
* Two Henslow's sparrows continue at north end of field northwest of intersection of Reed and Girdham Roads
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mhainen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2017 at 3:50pm
Where are you seeing the chats and ST?  I had a chat off Jeffers.

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May 2, 2017

Finally have a redheaded woodpecker on our suet feeder!  He has chased away all other woodpeckers, very aggressive !
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Pretty low key this morning, but I did find another Henslow's sparrow. This one is in a large field on the west side of Providence-Neapolitan-Swanton Road maybe 1/8 of a mile south of Route 64. Two Henslow's remain in the north end of the field northwest of the intersection of Girdham and Reed Roads.
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Between rain showers, my daughter Sarah and I turned up some decent birds in the Oak Openings this morning...
 
* Sandhill cranes - two in a farm a field along Raab Road south of Angola (I'm really curious to know if this is a breeding pair.)
* Alder flycatchers - at least a half dozen calling birds
* Mourning warbler - 2
* Connecticut warbler - 2 (both along Girdham Road north of Sager)
* Canada warbler - at least 6
* Prairie warbler - still at the Manore Road stop
* Yellow-throated warbler - Caretaker's Cottage just south of Mallard Lake
* Henslow's sparrow - at least one continues in large field NW of Girdham and Reed
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It was pretty low key this morning in OOPM with just a handful of migrant warblers including one Mourning. I found another Henslow's sparrow, this time in the field just southwest of the intersection of Girdham and Sager Roads. As was the case last year, there is at least one Red-breasted nuthatch that is residing in a pine stand along Manore Road about 1/4 mile south of Reed Road.
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A quick run along Old Wilkins Road a short while ago yielded some good birds at Lou Campbell Tall Grass Prairie...Blue grosbeak and Prairie Warbler (east side), Yellow-breasted chat (west side) and a couple of Summer tanagers (both sides).
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