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|Barbara Brand||4/19/2020, 5:52 PM (ET)||Kudos to Steve Kistler and everyone else who
contributed to this weekend-great job! I especially
enjoyed Rickey’s photos and Steve and Janet’s
wildflower walk since I haven’t taken the trip
to MC yet this spring. Tommy’s photos were
awesome-congratulations! I have had a number
of first of the season and otherwise
first-in-a-long-time sightings around my house
and at Barren River Lake State Park this
weekend-Blue grosbeak, tree swallow, spotted
sandpiper, wood thrush, kingbird, palm warbler,
Kentucky warbler. I missed birding with my
regular birding buddies (Linda, Sandy, Bonnie
and Muz), but my husband is great company and
an excellent spotter! Thanks to all of you
who put on this virtual weekend.
Barbara Brand, Barren County
|David Lang||4/19/2020, 5:01 PM (ET)||I did not take any trips to bird and had
only 40 species for the three days, nothing
that other people didn't also get, but there
is some reward and satisfaction in birding
your own patch. I did get some nice photos and
became a little more familiar with the locals.
Thanks for the the activities. Had a great time with all the info you all provided.
Bird your patch
|Jeff Sole||4/19/2020, 1:02 PM (ET)||A big shout-out to the KOS Team for putting
together this great virtual spring meeting.
It has been a real joy to participate in
the quizzes, watch the presentations, and
keep up with the bird tally, even if it did
have to be done in a virtual world!
Thanks to everyone involved in putting this together!
Jeff Sole Franklin County
|Alice Howell||4/19/2020, 12:30 PM (ET)||We really appreciate all the effort that went
into pulling together a delightful virtual
spring meeting for KOS. The video presentations
were well done and a joy to watch. Steve's bird
quizzes are always a challenge, though I miss
way more than I get, especially for day 3. The
Old School Bird Names were a true challenge,
only because I'm not old enough to know what
they were (kidding, some). KOS has some awesome
photographers! April Madness added to the fun
of the virtual weekend. I think my favorite
wabbler will win.
Thank you to the KOS Board and others who worked on the virtual meeting!
|Carol Friedman||4/19/2020, 12:14 PM (CT)||Am only slightly prejudiced (I was with the
Kistlers when they took the pics for their
Cedar Sink virtual wildflower walk), but
they did such a fine job of capturing the
spirit of that trail and all the splendid
beauty one encounters there. I can witness,
they had to take ALOT of pics to edit it down
to the ones they used, and if course, really
know their stuff to start with. I thought
the banjo accompaniment to fit the whole
They put in quite a bit of time, energy, and “angst” to get that together, and I just wanted to recognize them for it. I’ve shared the presentation with many already, so its effects will be even more widely spread.
Carol Friedman (Muz)
|KOS Web Team||4/19/2020, 8:48 AM (ET)||Keep checking the Day 1 and
Day 2 Photo Albums. We are still
adding photos from those days that
we continue to receive. Day 1 album
is up to 27 photos as of this
We even have a photo from San Francisco. So keep those photos from Day 1 and Day 2 coming!
|Nour Salam||4/19/2020, 8:31 AM (ET)||
I had a wonderful day of birding yesterday at Capitol View Park in Frankfort, Franklin County.
Seeing a marsh wren up close was an absolute delight. There's a chance that it's the first marsh wren report for Franklin county?
Thanks and have a great day!
|Asher Higgins||4/19/2020, 12:53 AM (ET)||I visited Elmina Castle in Ghana in 2015. I wasn’t a birder at that point (I was 13 years old) but I have photographs of Pied Crow which I have as the only Eastern Hemisphere species on my life list!|
|Carol Friedman||4/18/2020, 3:46 PM (CT)||Just wanted to express my complete
delight with The Ahrens’ African trip
photos. Since I haven’t gotten to do
much travelling myself (YET!), these
are especially welcome and delightful.
Really give ya the Travel Bug.
Carol Friedman (Muz)n
|Ronn Kistler||4/18/2020, 2:52 PM (CT)||Day 2 continues to be really fun! Nice job on the website. I didn't get a single bird on day 2 of Steve's quiz, although I was able often to identify the genus, e.g., "That's a flycatcher."|
|Asher Higgins||4/18/2020, 10:41 AM (ET)||Got 21 correct and 7 wrong on the old bird names quiz. I don’t know the old duck names very well|
|Liz Stone||4/18/2020, 9:37 AM (ET)||What a privilege to "travel" to Africa with Ms. Ahrens! I learned a ton, and was happy to note that there was a canary pictured on the Canary Islands. Always wondered about that! Another "Lifelong Question" answered!|
|Asher Higgins||4/18/2020, 12:21 AM (ET)||I counted 141 KY species from eBird as of 12:18 a.m. April 18 but checklists are still coming in. My only claim to fame was reporting the first unidentified Buteos!|
|Janet Kistler||4/17/2020, 10:51 (CT)||The Birding With a Camera video was remarkable. Amazing job by Pam Spaulding for putting it together and to all the KOS photographers who contributed. Really stunning images (and I liked the music)|
|Asher Higgins||4/17/2020, 10:13 (ET)||I scored 41 on the quiz. Some of my mistakes I felt were embarrassing. Didn’t use a field guide.|
|Steve Brown||4/17/2020, 7:25 PM (ET)||I got 39 points on the Day 1 of Steve's Bird Quiz. Just sayin... Has anyone beaten that?|
|Liz Stone||4/17/2020, 12:49 PM (ET)||I was SO SO impressed with the Virtual Quiz that Steve Kistler made!!! As an educator, I thought it was extremely innovative!|
|Steve Brown||4/17/2020, 12:15 PM (ET)||I hope everyone is having a GREAT first day of the Spring Meeting. Thanks to all who are visiting. Now let's get some birding photos submitted!|
Presented by: Steve and Janet Kistler
Post Meeting - Updates were made occasionally during the weekend meeting.
Steve and Janet provide the final cumulative list of birds reported in Kentucky in eBird during the weekend of our meeting. The serves as our virtual version of the meeting-long species list that we normally keep for our in-person gatherings.
Final List - 190 species!!
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