Stillwater News-Press

LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Rarer than rare birds in Payne County

Over the past seven-day period, Mesonet has recorded 1.03 inches of rainfall, which is improving our water table. Rare birds for the week include Summer Tanager, Cinnamon Teal, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Dickcissel, Cackling Goose, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Eastern Towhee, Gray Catbird, and the bird of the decade, the Pomarine Jaeger. The jaeger...
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National Audubon Society

Birds and Mini Golf Merge In Chicago's Douglass Park

Pledge to stand with Audubon to call on elected officials to listen to science and work towards climate solutions. With larger-than-life cherries and tiny buildings popping up from vibrantly colored turf, the Douglass 18 miniature golf course might look like any other whimsical iteration of the game. But this one has a twist: Local teens designed this course to teach players about Chicago’s birds.
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This Week’s Bird Sightings

Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 19 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. A Bell’s Vireo was spotted at Fort Hill in Eastham on Oct. 16. Other sightings there included...
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October Push

Perhaps the most unusual bird spotted this week was a dickcissel, a species rather easy to ignore because it is very similar to a house sparrow. David Padulo has seen one at Katama Farm on Oct. 12 and again on Oct. 14. He also spotted a merlin and both palm and blackpoll warblers.

Funny Gifts For Dad And Mom Under $50

Mom and Dad may have it all, but their reaction to a funny gift this holiday season will be priceless. Because a good laugh should be affordable, CBS Essentials has found a handful of funny gifts under $50 perfect for Mom and Dad. (These items also double as good white elephant gifts for an upcoming holiday party.) Whether it’s a travel bidet or a silly card, these gifts from Uncommon Goods, Amazon and more will bring the laughs this holiday season.
Stillwater News-Press

LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Sounds and songs of birds fill the air

Rainfall for the seven-day period in Stillwater was a nominal half inch. Payne County rare birds listed for the week include Warbling Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Parula, Ring-necked Duck, Red-naped Sapsucker, Song Sparrow, and Dickcissel. October has another lengthy migration report, which will be divided again...
Union Leader

Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Oct. 4. A juvenile red phalarope was photographed on Lake Francis in Pittsburg on Oct. 3. Four Hudsonian godwits, three short-billed dowitchers, and a red knot were seen in Hampton Marsh during the past week. An Atlantic puffin was seen...

Funny gifts for Dad and Mom under $50

CBS Essentials is created independently from the CBS News staff. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. Mom and Dad may have it all, but their reaction to a funny gift this holiday season will be priceless.
Daily News Of Newburyport

Bird Watch: Sightings in Greater Newburyport and beyond

These recent sightings are compiled by Sue McGrath of the Newburyport Birders. Report your sightings to Newburyport Birders at or 978-204-2976. Visit Squamscott River, Exeter, New Hampshire: Pied-billed Grebe, Green-winged Teal, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Mallard, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow. Chase Street, Newburyport: Great Blue Heron, Carolina...
Stillwater News-Press

LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Which birds are headed this way?

Over the past week in Payne County, we’ve had several good finds. Another Upland Sandpiper has flown over Boomer Lake, the Philadelphia Vireo visited Babcock Park, and a Tennessee Warbler was located on the Kameoka Trail between Boomer Lake and Stillwater High School all on Sept. 22. Two days later, we reported the Mississippi Kite on West University Ave. and a Philadelphia Vireo at Sanborn Lake. A female Spotted Towhee was found at Lake Carl Blackwell on Sept.25, which rounded out a good week.

Bridgestone/Firestone WMA upcoming habitat improvements

WHITE COUNTY – TWRA wishes to provide correct information regarding habitat management at Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness Area. Unfortunately, several news stories with incorrect information have prompted the agency to provide concise, scientific information regarding habitat improvements proposed on 230 acres out of the 54,000 acres of public land. Why...