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-  RBA
*  Florida
*  Pensacola
*  Nov. 23,2000
*  FLPE0011.23


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hotline: Francis M. Weston Audubon Society Informational Hotline
date: Nov.23, 2000
number: 850-934-6974  or
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compilers: Peggy Baker,

This is a Rare Bird Update for the Northwest Florida/ South Alabama for the
week of Nov. 23, 2000 This hotline is sponsored by the Francis M. Weston
Audubon Society of Pensacola, FL.

NOVEMBER 18-Saturday- Ft. Walton Beach, Fl spray fields and Okaloosa Sewage
treatment ponds

At the ponds behind the office of the FWB dump (OPEN daily 8-3, except
Sun.))  and spray fields, NORTHERN SHOVELERS, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, RUDDY,
REDHEAD, LESSER SCAUP, RING-NECKED, CANVASBACK and GADWALL.  On the spray
fields, two BALD EAGLES,  2 RED-TAILED HAWKS, ( 2) SCISSOR-TAILED
FLYCATCHER.  At the Mama Rosa ponds (open M-F, 8-4) ,  (3) DUNLIN, (3)
DOWITHCHER .Sp., 1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.  Along Timberlake Road a
flock of 8 early AM. GOLDFINCH ( Lucy Duncan, Don Ware.)

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER is still being seen on the fence behind the Mama
Rosa ponds. ( Bob Duncan)

NOVEMBER 23- Thursday- St Marks NWR

While walking  around Stoney Bayou Pool 2 at St. Marks NWR, looking for
Vermillion Flycatchers (didn't see any).  we found a GROOVE-BILLED
ANI . It was on the north side, about halfway down.
It gave us a nice long close look (close enough to see the grooves), and
called several times.  Other birds seen:   American Bittern - 1, in
lighthouse pool (Tom)
Reddish Egret - 3, all immature dark morphs, two in Stoney Bayou 1, one in
lighthouse pool: Wood Stork - 9 : Sora - 1: White-wing Dove - 2:  Winter
Wren - 1
Dark-eyed Junco - 1, feeding at the edge of the pavement about 1/4 mile
north of the lighthouse pool: Cooper's Hawk - 1: Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
(David Harder)


NOVEMBER 23. -Thursday- Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Seen repeatedly at the feeders at 102 Berry St. in Gulf Breeze during the
last few days a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE (im.)  and a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK.  These
birds can be seen from the street side so do not disturb the owners of the
feeders.  Turn at the light onto Fairpointe Dr. from Hwy 98. Go 1 1/2 miles
to Berry St. Turn right  and go to 102 Berry.  (Bob Duncan)


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Peggy Baker
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