by Esther Key
The beautiful, warm fall weather persisted through the month of November. A Rufous Hummingbird continued to visit Terri Underhill’s feeder in Edmond throughout the month. On November 7 Brian Davis found a Western Grebe on Lake Hefner. On the 8 Angie Holt, Dick Gunn, Jennifer Kidney, Brian Davis, and Ben Holt found a Winter Wren, Marsh Wren, Wood Duck, Golden-crowned Kinglet and Common Yellowthroat along South Jenkins in Norman.
On the 20th Max Fuller and Nealand Hill found 5 Mountain Bluebirds four miles west of Calumet. On the 21st at the Purina field in Edmond, Warren Harden, Lynn Pearce, John Shackford, Doug Eide, Jimmy Woodard and Nadine Varner found a first-of-the-year Smith’s Longspur, as well as LeConte’s Sparrows and Short-eared Owls.
On the 22nd Dora Webb had an Orange-crowned Warbler at her peanut butter suet cake feeder. On the 27th on South Jenkins Dick Gunn and Cecil Johnson had the first of the season Bald Eagles and an American Woodcock. On the 29th in Stillwater Timothy O’Connell reported a Bonaparte’s Gull. On the 30th Gayl Wells reports an Egyptian Goose on Lake Stanley Draper which isn’t as of yet a countable bird species.
During November,114 bird species were reported making the Central Oklahoma area total to date at 285 species. I appreciate those who help provide the history of central Oklahoma birds by turning in reports.