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20 Sep: @ 14:26:59  Re: White-fronts moving [Rachel Holzman]
20 Sep: @ 13:21:53  Broughton Beach (Mult.) Parasitic Jaeger and Sabine's Gull [Jen Sanford]
20 Sep: @ 13:10:15  Philomath ponds [Eric Dean]
20 Sep: @ 12:50:53  Re: White-fronts moving [Romain Cooper]
20 Sep: @ 12:45:12 Re: [obol] White-fronts moving [Craig Miller]
20 Sep: @ 12:10:05  Re: White-fronts moving [DJ Lauten and KACastelein]
20 Sep: @ 01:25:02  White-fronts moving [J Hayes]
19 Sep: @ 22:30:53  Vaux's Swift roost - Albany, OR [Deanna Emig]
19 Sep: @ 21:49:39  First of Fall Golden Crowned Sparrow [Maeve and Dick]
19 Sep: @ 20:52:44  Harris's Sparrow Davis Lake [Kit Larsen]
19 Sep: @ 20:25:56  Re: "These are not the egrets you are looking for" [Joel Geier]
19 Sep: @ 19:26:50  Re: "These are not the egrets you are looking for [Robert O'Brien]
19 Sep: @ 19:23:01  Re: "These are not the egrets you are looking for [Robert O'Brien]
19 Sep: @ 19:11:27  Orchard Oriole - Hatfield lake - Bend [Steve Kornfeld]
19 Sep: @ 18:33:46  RBA: Orchard Oriole - Hatfield Lake [Craig Miller]
19 Sep: @ 18:25:21  Jefferson County Black Phoebe [Charles Gates]
19 Sep: @ 17:22:31  Malheur: Kroodsma on Sage Thrasher song; pirate of the plains, etc. [Harry Fuller]
19 Sep: @ 16:30:57  Golden Eagle flight images, Harney County [Harry Fuller]
19 Sep: @ 16:13:13  Malheur gallery inc. elusive Hoodie image [Harry Fuller]
19 Sep: @ 16:07:20  Re: Bio Nuggets [DJ Lauten and KACastelein]
19 Sep: @ 15:55:04  Some close to OR birds [Tim Rodenkirk]
19 Sep: @ 15:38:59  FOS VATH, Manning OR Fall fallout [Lars Per Norgren]
19 Sep: @ 14:20:00  Fw: eBird Report - Tualatin River NWR, Sep 19, 2017 [Steve Runnels]
19 Sep: @ 14:01:06  Re: Oregon Pelagic Tours Sept 17 pelagic [Range Bayer]
19 Sep: @ 12:39:41  Want a trip to Malheur NWR? [Paul Sullivan]
19 Sep: @ 12:37:39  Sooties moving, Lincoln City [dawn v]
19 Sep: @ 12:24:35  Baskett Slough area larks and Lake Filbert grebe (Polk Co.) [Joel Geier]
19 Sep: @ 12:02:14  Re: "These are not the egrets you are looking for [Tom Crabtree]
19 Sep: @ 12:00:32  Oregon Pelagic Tours Sept 17 pelagic [Timothy Shelmerdine]
19 Sep: @ 11:56:49  Re: Condon sew pds (Gilliam) [Charles Gates]
19 Sep: @ 11:28:00  "These are not the egrets you are looking for [Robert O'Brien]
19 Sep: @ 09:03:55  Clay-colored Sparrow Yes, Ruff No at Philomath SP 9/18 [Roy Gerig]
19 Sep: @ 03:11:27  "These are not the egrets you are looking for [Nathaniel Wander]
19 Sep: @ 01:15:41  Re: LEWIS WOODPECKER FAMILY AT PISGAH - VIDEO [Julia Siporin]
19 Sep: @ 00:20:35  Earliest Townsend's Warbler in Eugene [Wild Birds Unlimited of Eugene]
18 Sep: @ 22:42:32  Re: 6 Caspian Terns in Salem - NO [Paul Sullivan]
18 Sep: @ 22:08:55  Re: [Fwd: [birding] Ruff at Philomath Sewage Ponds; link to photos] [Jacob Mathison]
18 Sep: @ 22:00:53  Condon sew pds (Gilliam) [Thomas Love]
18 Sep: @ 21:41:55  [Fwd: [birding] Ruff at Philomath Sewage Ponds; link to photos] [Joel Geier]
18 Sep: @ 21:36:18  Fwd: ECAS HawkWatch on Green Ridge [David Vick]
18 Sep: @ 21:28:08  Vesper Sparrow - Columbia County [Donald Coggswell]
18 Sep: @ 18:55:15  Kissin' cousins [Robert O'Brien]
18 Sep: @ 17:43:09  Killdeer on the move, Pittock Mansion [Wink Gross]
18 Sep: @ 17:32:49  KBO trip: Summer Lake to Malheur [Harry Fuller]
18 Sep: @ 16:47:58  Eastern Oregon gallery, inc. Summer Lake [Harry Fuller]
18 Sep: @ 16:07:12  KBO trip to Malheur--a gallery [Harry Fuller]
18 Sep: @ 14:18:17  FOS for yard Townsend's Warbler - Eugene [L Markoff]
18 Sep: @ 13:58:27  Boblink location [John Allen]
18 Sep: @ 13:48:29  Re: ID Help [John Allen]
18 Sep: @ 13:34:41  Re: ID Help [Kathleen Krall]





Subject: Re: White-fronts moving
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 14:26 pm
From: rachholzman AT gmail.com
 
Hi all,
I'm new to Oregon but heard some different sounding geese fly over this morning in South Beach on the coast. I am wondering if they were Greater-white fronted too. They were higher pitched sounding than Canada Geese to me. I didn't have bins, so I took a quick iphone video in which you can hear them. It didn't quite sync up with anything exactly on my Sibley app. between Canada, Cackling, and Greater-white fronted.
Can I get input on the calls?
Flickr link here:https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Thanks in advance,
Rachel HolzmanSouth Beach, Oregon

On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 1:09 PM, DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage@frontier.com> wrote:
Ah, forgot to mention that in the hot tub on Monday nite, we heard geese migrating over head, and they sounded like White fronts. Bandon Coos Cty.


Cheers

Dave Lauten and Kathy Castelein



On 9/19/2017 11:24 PM, J Hayes wrote:

This morning I had several small flocks of Gr. White-fronted Geese moving south over the Portland area. Keep an eye (and an ear) peeled for these harbingers of fall.


Jeff Hayes

Portland




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Subject: Broughton Beach (Mult.) Parasitic Jaeger and Sabine's Gull
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 13:21 pm
From: jjsanford AT gmail.com
 
Hi all,

This morning at Broughton Beach in Portland there was a Sabine's Gull hanging out briefly at the gull roost spot. While it was there (around 9:30 a.m.) a Parasitic Jaeger flew by heading west and out of sight. The Sabine's took off soon after.

Interestingly Jay Withgott, Tait Anderson, and others had a similar light adult Parasitic Jaeger also fly by that location heading west just before 11:00. Could be the same bird that is hanging out in the area.

Good birding!

Jen Sanford
Portland



Subject: Philomath ponds
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 13:10 pm
From: wolfpackdeans AT bellsouth.net
 
Hi all,
I'm a visiting birder from NC. I
plan to go by the Philomath ponds tomorrow am. What are the rules/etiquette for
visiting this site? You can respond off-list. Thanks in advance!
Eric

Eric & Celia Dean
112 Armstrong Dr
Goldsboro,
NC 27530
919-736-7264 home
Sept in Depoe Bay OR
Feb/Mar in Tucson
AZ
919-920-1542 cell
wolfpackdeans@bellsouth.net



Subject: Re: White-fronts moving
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 12:50 pm
From: romain AT frontiernet.net
 
Romain Cooper


At 10:45 AM 9/20/2017, Craig Miller wrote:
Flying over on the East Side as
well - we had 120 overhead when I went out to pick up the newspaper and
mail.


Craig Miller

Bend


On Sep 19, 2017 11:24 PM, "J Hayes"
<balgryph@gmail.com>
wrote:

This morning I had several small flocks of Gr. White-fronted Geese
moving south over the Portland area. Keep an eye (and an ear)
peeled for these harbingers of fall.

Jeff Hayes
Portland

Romain Cooper

10398 Takilma Road

Cave Junction, OR 97523

541-592-2311

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Subject: White-fronts moving
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 12:45 pm
From: gismiller AT gmail.com
 
Flying over on the East Side as well - we had 120 overhead when I went out
to pick up the newspaper and mail.

Craig Miller
Bend

On Sep 19, 2017 11:24 PM, "J Hayes" wrote:

> This morning I had several small flocks of Gr. White-fronted Geese moving
> south over the Portland area. Keep an eye (and an ear) peeled for these
> harbingers of fall.
>
> Jeff Hayes
> Portland
>



Subject: Re: White-fronts moving
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 12:10 pm
From: deweysage AT frontier.com
 
Ah, forgot to mention that in the hot tub on Monday nite, we heard geese
migrating over head, and they sounded like White fronts. Bandon Coos Cty.

Cheers
Dave Lauten and Kathy Castelein


On 9/19/2017 11:24 PM, J Hayes wrote:
> This morning I had several small flocks of Gr. White-fronted Geese
> moving south over the Portland area. Keep an eye (and an ear) peeled
> for these harbingers of fall.
>
> Jeff Hayes
> Portland


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Subject: White-fronts moving
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 1:25 am
From: balgryph AT gmail.com
 
This morning I had several small flocks of Gr. White-fronted Geese moving south over the Portland area. Keep an eye (and an ear) peeled for these harbingers of fall.
Jeff HayesPortland



Subject: Vaux's Swift roost - Albany, OR
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 22:30 pm
From: qhjumper AT gmail.com
 
When leaving my daughter's dance class at Legacy Ballet in Albany tonight, we saw a large flock of Swifts gathering nearby. We stood in the parking lot and watched about 304 of them gather and then descend into a chimney (starting at 6:21) on a white house at 1002 1st Ave (the corner of Hill and 1st). Not sure if this is a previous roost site or not, but thought I'd pass along the info. Also, a flock of 49 Cackling Geese flew over as we were waiting on the Swifts.
Fall is in the air!
Deanna EmigAlbany



Subject: First of Fall Golden Crowned Sparrow
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 21:49 pm
From: maeveanddick AT q.com
 
Saw one in our feeder area this morning (September 19th), three miles south of Eugene. Last year they arrived on September 15th, but in 2014 and 2015 they arrived on September 20th. 
Dick Lamster



Subject: Harris's Sparrow Davis Lake
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 20:52 pm
From: kit AT uoregon.edu
 
I posted photos of the Harris's Sparrow that I saw at East Davis
Campground, Davis Lake, Klamath County on Friday Sep 15, 2017. The
photos are in the Davis Lake album at

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Kit Larsen
Eugene
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Subject: Re: "These are not the egrets you are looking for"
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 20:25 pm
From: joel.geier AT peak.org
 
Tom makes a good point, we don't necessarily need a shotgun to solve
this question, in the age of DNA sequencing. Just grab a feather (and
with it, a bit of a blood sample).

But just thinking about the practicality, are any banders in Oregon
equipped with a mist net woven of 20-lb. nylon test line?

I suspect that several banders will have nightmares tonight, just
thinking about the prospect of a heron/egret/egress getting tangled up
in their nets. It's bad enough that we have to deal with umpteen
quadzillion Wild Turkeys all over the place!

--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis



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Subject: Re: "These are not the egrets you are looking for
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 19:26 pm
From: baro AT pdx.edu
 
Just as well, I guess, since he's dead, himself.

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:22 PM, Robert O'Brien <baro@pdx.edu> wrote:
You mean we will not need the services of the famous ornithological writer:

Field Guide of Birds of the West Indies.
BOND, James (1900-1989), [POOLE, Earle, illustrator].
$967.53 AbebooksUK
FIRST MACMILLAN PRINTING. Octavo, 1936

A bit of a disappointment, eh what?

Killer Bob


On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:01 AM, Tom Crabtree <tc@empnet.com> wrote:
Or how about someone with a banding license capturing the bird, removing a feather and sending the bird on its way to be observed by countless other people over the course of its life. Who knows how interesting the plumage might be next year.Trying to save you from a new nickname of Blast ˜em Bob . . . .Tom Crabtree, BendFrom: obol-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:obol-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of Robert O'Brien
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:27 AM
To: nw105@columbia.edu
Cc: obol
Subject: [obol] "These are not the egrets you are looking forI agree completely Nathaniel, especially about the cattle egret genetic distance. Of course this makes it all the more interesting. The thing to do is to look for a feather or a dropping from either of these birds. Or shudder, someone with a license collects it. In the name of Science of course.

Bob O'Brien



Subject: Re: "These are not the egrets you are looking for
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 19:23 pm
From: baro AT pdx.edu
 
You mean we will not need the services of the famous ornithological writer:




*Field Guide of Birds of the West Indies.BOND, James (1900-1989), [POOLE,
Earle, illustrator]. $967.53 AbebooksUKFIRST MACMILLAN PRINTING.
Octavo, 1936*

A bit of a disappointment, eh what?

Killer Bob


On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:01 AM, Tom Crabtree wrote:

> Or how about someone with a banding license capturing the bird, removing a
> feather and sending the bird on its way to be observed by countless other
> people over the course of its life. Who knows how interesting the plumage
> might be next year.
>
>
>
> Trying to save you from a new nickname of Blast ˜em Bob . . . .
>
>
>
> Tom Crabtree, Bend
>
>
>
> *From:* obol-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:obol-bounce@freelists.org] *On
> Behalf Of *Robert O'Brien
> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:27 AM
> *To:* nw105@columbia.edu
> *Cc:* obol
> *Subject:* [obol] "These are not the egrets you are looking for
>
>
>
> I agree completely Nathaniel, especially about the cattle egret genetic
> distance. Of course this makes it all the more interesting. The thing to do
> is to look for a feather or a dropping from either of these birds. Or
> shudder, someone with a license collects it. In the name of Science of
> course.
>
> Bob O'Brien
>
>
>



Subject: Orchard Oriole - Hatfield lake - Bend
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 19:11 pm
From: sbkornfeld AT msn.com
 
Greetings (others may be posting this also)

I just chatted with Pete Lowe. About 40 minutes ago he had an Orchard Oriole feeding with warblers and sparrows at the back side of the first pond at Hatfield lake (Bend sewage ponds). He is trying to relocated the bird. I suspect others are on the way to assist

Steve Kornfeld

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Subject: RBA: Orchard Oriole - Hatfield Lake
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:33 pm
From: gismiller AT gmail.com
 
Pete Low just called about finding an Orchard Oriole at Hatfield Lake. It is hanging out in the cattail clump near the northeast side of the Front Pond, and in weeds nearby (where there are a lot of Yellow-rumped Warblers.)

Craig Miller
Bend, OR

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Subject: Jefferson County Black Phoebe
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:25 pm
From: cgates326 AT gmail.com
 
After getting a heads up from Adrian Hinkle and Jay Withgott (and Tom
Crabtree), I ventured out to Pelton Dam Overlook
(http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/...
to see if I could add a county bird. Ca-ching! You can see very
distant photos at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... This
appears to be a 4th County Record but the first since I graduated
college (translation - a long time ago). Below, you can see Adrian's
original email.


Jay Withgott and I had a Black Phoebe at the Pelton Dam overlook on
Friday 9/15 and again today, Monday, 9/18. We saw and heard it both
times. It was below the overlook moving along the shrubs by the water,
including in a tall shrub with red flowers.

Cheers,
Adrian

--
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Mark Twain

Chuck Gates
541-280-4957
Powell Butte,
Central Oregon
Oregon Birding Site Guide
http://www.ecaudubon.org/#!bir...
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http://www.ecaudubon.org/#!cou...

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Subject: Malheur: Kroodsma on Sage Thrasher song; pirate of the plains, etc.
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 17:22 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
https://atowhee.wordpress.com/...
--
Harry Fullerauthor of Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA, see: https://ecowise.wordpress.com/... of Freeway Birding, see: freewaybirding.com
birding website: http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com



Subject: Golden Eagle flight images, Harney County
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:30 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
https://atowhee.wordpress.com/...
--
Harry Fullerauthor of Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA, see: https://ecowise.wordpress.com/... of Freeway Birding, see: freewaybirding.com
birding website: http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com



Subject: Malheur gallery inc. elusive Hoodie image
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:13 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
https://atowhee.wordpress.com/...
--
Harry Fullerauthor of Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA, see: https://ecowise.wordpress.com/... of Freeway Birding, see: freewaybirding.com
birding website: http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com



Subject: Re: Bio Nuggets
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:07 pm
From: deweysage AT frontier.com
 
I would like to thank Roy Lowe for all his dedication and persistence
with the Snowy Plovers this summer in Waldport. We obtained great
information about what plovers were present and what they were up to and
how successful they were thanks to Roy's efforts. We all know Roy
worked for years at USFWS, however now he is in retirement and
apparently is still working hard with wildlife, and the state of Oregon
certainly benefits from such dedication. I also want to thank Roy and
others who knew what was happening for keeping the news relatively quiet
in order to not attract additional or unwarranted attention to these
nesting plovers. While the Snowy Plover Working Team has long
attempted to foster plovers breeding on the north coast at a number of
sites, we did not anticipate nesting anywhere near Waldport or even
Lincoln Co, so all of this was a very pleasant surprise. In addition
to Waldport area, plovers also successfully nested at Nehalem and Sitka
State Park this year - and that certainly is newsworthy, as it has
probably been decades since Snowy Plovers successfully nested at three
sites on the north coast of Oregon. Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department deserves much kudos for fostering plovers and doing their
best with limited resources to manage and monitor the plovers on the
north coast. It is somewhat difficult to believe that in 1990 Oregon
was down to about 35 or so plovers on the Oregon coast, almost entirely
in Coos Cty. In the 20 years we have been on Oregon, we have seen the
population grow from about 75 adults to over 500 in 2017. All the
agencies involved - USFWS, USFS, BLM, ODFW, OPRD, ACOE - deserved much
credit for all the management involved to accomplish this task. Of the
6 Recovery Units on the West Coast of the US, only Recovery Unit 1 -
Oregon and Washington - have succeeded in reaching and surpassing our
recovery goals. Now the trick is maintaining the population, no easy
task as the plovers will continue to need management and monitoring due
to the difficulties of managing a beach habitat full of non native
vegetation, predators associated with the habitat, and love of the beach
by recreationists.

With that said, I want to both encourage and caution birders about the
future of Snowy Plovers on the Oregon coast. When plovers begin to
occupy a new nesting site, they will return to a nesting site the
following year if they are successful at hatching eggs. This is an
important point, because if the adults that nested successfully on the
north coast survive the winter, they will undoubtedly return to their
nesting areas and attempt again in the future. Undoubtedly birders
will want to see some of the plovers and photographers may want to
capture some images, and that is great. BUT!!!! (there is always a
but!) The plovers are federally and state protected and are an
endangered species. We kindly ask for your cooperation - please do
respect both the plovers and the agencies that manage them. Please
give the birds space, please stay away from roped nesting areas, and
please do not harass the plovers as it is detrimental to their success,
and you can wind up dealing with law enforcement, something none of us
want. Please monitor yourselves and others, and if you see poor human
behavior, please report it or if it can be addressed with education
please make it happen. And here is a hint: the reason the Waldport
plovers were found in the first place, is someone happened to notice
they were there and reported it. It is very possible that plovers
could be nesting elsewhere in spots no one is really checking, or they
could begin to occupy a site in the future that we do not have on our
radar map. Don't be shy about picking an interesting, wide, open
stretch of beach somewhere, anywhere along the Oregon coast from April
to July and taking a walk to see if any plovers might be there. We
may all be surprised what we find. The truth is we as state and
federal biologists do not have the time to check every good beach on the
coast for plovers, so your help will be great appreciated. I know for
instance that down in Curry Cty places like Euchre Creek and Pistol
River have an awful lot of excellent looking habitat - with probably no
one looking. There are likely spots on the north coast that are
similar, although we have a lot less people down here then up there.
But as the Waldport plovers prove, they don't need empty beaches - they
just need a little bit of space and some privacy and they will often
give it a try. In fact, instead of everyone running to Waldport to
see plovers, or waiting for someone to find them somewhere, go some
place on your own, spread out, and find your own plovers - it is very
rewarding. One thing the Waldport plovers do not need next year, is
one hundred cameras focused on them because everyone knows they are
there and wants to see them. On the other side of the coin, lots of
eyes monitoring the plovers at a place like Waldport can be beneficial
at monitoring the situation. And if you go to Waldport and spend a
little time and money, well that's good for the economy too.

Please report you plover sitings to USFWS in Newport, OPRD, or to us at
ORBIC.

Thanks again Roy and everyone else involved with this, and thanks to
Oregon birders for your support and cooperation. We very much
appreciate it!!!

Cheers
Dave Lauten and Kathy Castelein
Oregon Biodiversity Information Center
Institute for Natural Resources
Portland State University

On 9/17/2017 6:20 PM, Roy Lowe wrote:
>
> Scanning OBOL messages you never know what ?gem? might be buried in a
> post that has nothing to do with the subject title or main subject of
> a post. This was the case with a post by Bill Tice on May 6, 2017,
> with the subject line ?Godwits Yes?. Bill came over to the Waldport
> area on that day and reported that he was able to see all four
> bar-tailed godwits at Sandpiper Village. His last sentence stated
> ?All the waders mentioned yesterday are represented also, as well as a
> pair of snowy plovers which were away from the immediate water line,
> as expected.? I read that and went WAIT?.. WHAT?! Snowy plovers
> should be on their breeding areas in May but not in Lincoln County. I
> made a mental note of that report as I continued to chase godwits and
> other shorebirds until migration ended.
>
> Following up on Bill?s report I decided I was going to go out and find
> a snowy plover nest at Sandpiper Village on June 2^nd . After 20
> minutes of searching I didn?t find one, I found two! Not totally
> unexpected given the ongoing recovery of this threatened species in
> Oregon and the recent winter sightings in the general area, but this
> constituted the first documented nesting in Lincoln County in 45
> years! Yikes, I was one year out of high school back then. Both of
> the nests at Sandpiper Village ended up failing but Steve and Rachel
> Holzman located a third nest at Driftwood State Park and I located a
> fourth nest there. Both of the Driftwood SP nests successfully
> hatched young. A fifth nest was reported to me by Steve Rumrill and
> was located closer to Quail Street in Seal Rock. It appears that 3 of
> the 4 eggs in this last nest hatched, but no young were ever observed.
>
> I was impressed with the response of Oregon Parks and Recreation
> Department personnel to the reports of nesting snowy plovers in
> Lincoln County. When a nest was observed and reported to them they
> responded immediately (sometimes faster than I could get there to show
> them the nest). For each nest they roped-off an area of 50m and
> erected closed area signs. They did this out of duty as prescribed,
> but they all expressed real enthusiasm, excitement, and support for
> these nesting attempts in Lincoln County. The HCP developed for
> Western Snowy Plovers did not designate any sites in Lincoln County as
> snowy plover management areas, therefore, OPRD was required to do
> nothing further in terms of managing these sites. The beach from
> Sandpiper Village to Quail Street appears to me to be the best snowy
> plover nesting habitat in the county, but there is no shortage of
> people and dogs on this beach. Most people obeyed the signs and there
> was only one case of vandalism of the ropes.
>
> There were eight color-banded plovers associated with the breeding
> attempts. One banded male (O/V:W/W)) provided some very interesting
> and surprising (at least to me) information. According to Dave Lauten
> this bird hatched on the Coos Bay North Spit on July 18, 2016. On May
> 5, 2017 it had a nest on Gold Bluffs Beach in Northern California when
> it was less than 9 months old! I had no idea they would breed at such
> a young age. On May 9th the nest had failed and the bird was gone,
> but I first observed the bird at Sandpiper Village on June. 6^th .
> This bird and its banded partner (G/L/G:W) hatched three chicks at
> Driftwood State Park. On July 16^th I observed a banded fledgling
> snowy plover (L/G:K) at Driftwood SP. This bird was 51-52 days old
> when I first observed it as it had been banded by Daniel Farrar and
> crew at Sitka Sedge State Park in Tillamook County.
>
> A woman on the beach reported to me that during the summer of 2016 she
> had observed a nest with 4 eggs on the beach near Quail Street, but
> she indicated that at the time she thought they may be sea turtle
> eggs! That lowered my confidence level in the report, but I think it
> is entirely possible that plovers attempted to nest in this area in
> 2016, but were unrecorded/unreported.
>
> Thanks for the report Bill!
>
> I posted a few photos at:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>



Subject: Some close to OR birds
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 15:55 pm
From: timrodenkirk AT gmail.com
 
I was in Fields on Sunday and birded with Trent Bray- nothing out of the ordinary, gas $3.55/gal. Monday was more of the same. Rain headed in so I headed south to NV. In Winnemuca on Monday on my way out of town there were about 40 Great-tailed Gracklesin front of McDonalds. There may have been a fewBrewer's mixed in but looked mostly gracklish.
I camped in the pinon pine and Utah juniper somewhere south of Battle Mtn but north of Austin. No rain but winds weregustingover 50, the blowing dust reminded me of the thickfire smoke in OR. I was going to head south of Austin to hike this morning but I noticed pinon nuts were available this year- been a while since I had any lucky finding any. Been at it 51/2 hrs and I think I have 3 or 4 lbs- no wonder they are sodarn expensive! Keeping me company have been several Woodhouse Jays, Juniper Titmice, a pair of Gnatcatchers, and a large flock of Pinon Jays- about 120 or so. The military has said hello a few times also- 3 sonic booms in the AM. Sunny and breezy today,back up to Fields Thursday to avoid snow down here.
Happy birding et al.!Tim RIn PJ country



Subject: FOS VATH, Manning OR Fall fallout
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 15:38 pm
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
I lit the first fire in our stove this morning, then went outside and heard
multiple Varied Thrushes in the pouring rain. One must have been an
immature it sounded so off. Swainson's Thrushes were vocalizing yesterday.
I expect to hear them a little while longer, up to 10 days. The Varied Thrushes
in turn will soon cease detection, another wave arriving in about a month.
Lars nw Washington County



Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Tualatin River NWR, Sep 19, 2017
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 14:20 pm
From: stevebirder AT hotmail.com
 
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu <ebird-checklist@cornell.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:16 PM
To: stevebirder@hotmail.com
Subject: eBird Report - Tualatin River NWR, Sep 19, 2017




Tualatin River NWR, Washington, Oregon, US

Sep 19, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: Party Members: steve m.,ken, carol, Karen, steve r.,

44 species


Cackling Goose X

Canada Goose X

Northern Shoveler X

Gadwall X

Mallard X

Northern Pintail X

Green-winged Teal X

Hooded Merganser X

Pied-billed Grebe X

Great Blue Heron X

Turkey Vulture X

Northern Harrier X

Bald Eagle X

Red-tailed Hawk X

American Coot X

Killdeer X

Wilson's Snipe X

Greater Yellowlegs X

Eurasian Collared-Dove X

Mourning Dove X

Vaux's Swift X

Anna's Hummingbird X

Northern Flicker X

American Kestrel X

California Scrub-Jay X

American Crow X

Tree Swallow X

Violet-green Swallow X

Barn Swallow X

Black-capped Chickadee X

Chestnut-backed Chickadee X

Bewick's Wren X

European Starling X

American Pipit X

Common Yellowthroat X

Dark-eyed Junco X

White-crowned Sparrow X

Savannah Sparrow X

Song Sparrow X

Lincoln's Sparrow X

Spotted Towhee X

Western Tanager X

Red-winged Blackbird X

American Goldfinch X


View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Re: Oregon Pelagic Tours Sept 17 pelagic
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 14:01 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Hi Tim,

Thanks so much for posting this! My pelagic trip days are over, but I
very much enjoy reading about these trips! Thanks for having them!

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.


On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Timothy Shelmerdine
wrote:
> Please delete if not interested.
> After following questionable weather forecasts all week, Oregon Pelagic
> Tours managed to run an 8 hour pelagic under difficult conditions on Sunday.
> We had hoped to find the small trawler fleet, but we had to run at a slower
> speed and were never able to catch up to them. We did manage to see small
> numbers of most expected species. Highlights were killer views of
> BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS, FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL, SABINE'S GULL and
> PARASITIC JAEGER. A SOUTH POLAR SKUA, the bad boy of our ocean, checked out
> the birds at our chum slick before deciding nobody was worth bullying at
> that time. Despite the wind and waves, the participants were happy to get
> out on the ocean, and enjoyed the trip.
>
> The 2017 season is winding down, with only three trips left on the schedule:
> October 7: 10 hour pelagic, last chance at lingering fall migrants
> October 28: 8 hour pelagic, some lingering fall birds, best chance for
> Short-tailed Shearwater. Last year this trip had Flesh-footed Shearwater
> (4), rare.
> December 9: winter seabirds, good possibility of Laysan Albatross and
> Short-tailed Shearwater.
> Disclaimer: this trip is highly weather dependent.
> Cheers,
> Tim
> --
> Tim Shelmerdine
> Oregon Pelagic Tours
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Subject: Want a trip to Malheur NWR?
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 12:39 pm
From: paultsullivan AT onlinenw.com
 
A group of us are going birding at Malheur NWR for 2.5 days, Sept 27-29. This is the time of year for migrant songbirds. The Black Rosy Finches have been seen on Steens Mt. The aspens should be turning golden. It™s a beautiful time to visit.
We will stay and have meals in Burns. We™ll bird all day on Wed 27th and Thur 28th, then half a day on Fri 29th. I will be leading the trip.
We have room for some more people. Let me know if you are interested and I can give you details.
Paul T. Sullivan
paultsullivan@onlinenw.com
503-472-5306 h
971-237-4864 c



Subject: Sooties moving, Lincoln City
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 12:37 pm
From: d_villa AT mail.com
 
After a morning of thunderstorms with sleet and a brief loss of power, I saw a couple of GREY WHALES in the rough seas and grabbed my scope to take a look. Movement a little further out caught my eye - a steady stream of SOOTY SHEARWATER about a mile (?) out. I set a timer for one minute and counted a little over 200 heading south.



Also, a couple dozen BLACK SCOTERS have joined the regularSURF SCOTERS.



dawn v

Lincoln City/Nelscott



Subject: Baskett Slough area larks and Lake Filbert grebe (Polk Co.)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 12:24 pm
From: joel.geier AT peak.org
 
Hi all,

On my way home from an errand in Portland this morning, I detoured
through Baskett Slough NWR by way of Livermore, Smithfield, and Coville
Roads.

Along Livermore Rd. about 1.5 miles south of Bethel Rd., I saw a flock
of 15 to 20 HORNED LARKS, using sparsely vegetated fields on both sides
of the road. I only had good looks at a couple of them (which looked
like "Streaked" Horned Larks). In past winters there have occasionally
been Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs mixed in with Horned Lark
flocks in this stretch of Livermore Rd.

Along Coville Rd. I ran into the other kind of "larks" in our area,
WESTERN MEADOWLARKS. A nice flock of about 20 were in fields and perched
along fences by the rural residences just east of the refuge. A couple
of them were singing.

Continuing south along Hwy 99W south of Monmouth, I made a brief stop to
scan "Lake Filbert" (the big irrigation pond for the huge new
hazelnut/filbert orchard, just south of where Hwy 99W crosses the
Luckiamute River. A WESTERN GREBE was swimming and diving as swarms of
BARN SWALLOWS fed low over the water.

Happy fall birding,
Joel


--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis



Subject: Re: "These are not the egrets you are looking for
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 12:02 pm
From: tc AT empnet.com
 
Or how about someone with a banding license capturing the bird, removing a feather and sending the bird on its way to be observed by countless other people over the course of its life. Who knows how interesting the plumage might be next year.
Trying to save you from a new nickname of Blast ˜em Bob . . . .
Tom Crabtree, Bend
From: obol-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:obol-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of Robert O'Brien
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:27 AM
To: nw105@columbia.edu
Cc: obol
Subject: [obol] "These are not the egrets you are looking for
I agree completely Nathaniel, especially about the cattle egret genetic distance. Of course this makes it all the more interesting. The thing to do is to look for a feather or a dropping from either of these birds. Or shudder, someone with a license collects it. In the name of Science of course.

Bob O'Brien



Subject: Oregon Pelagic Tours Sept 17 pelagic
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 12:00 pm
From: tim.oregonpelagictours AT gmail.com
 
Please delete if not interested.
After following questionable weather forecasts all week, Oregon Pelagic Tours managed to run an 8 hour pelagic under difficult conditions on Sunday. We had hoped to find the small trawler fleet, but we had to run at a slower speed and were never able to catch up to them. We did manage to see small numbers of most expected species. Highlights were killer views of BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS, FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL, SABINE'S GULL and PARASITIC JAEGER. A SOUTH POLAR SKUA, the bad boy of our ocean, checked out the birds at our chum slick before deciding nobody was worth bullying at that time. Despite the wind and waves, the participants were happy to get out on the ocean, and enjoyed the trip.

The 2017 season is winding down, with only three trips left on the schedule:
October 7: 10 hour pelagic, last chance at lingering fall migrants
October 28: 8 hour pelagic, some lingering fall birds, best chance for Short-tailed Shearwater. Last year this trip had Flesh-footed Shearwater (4), rare.
December 9: winter seabirds, good possibility of Laysan Albatross and Short-tailed Shearwater.
Disclaimer: this trip is highly weather dependent.Cheers,Tim
--
Tim Shelmerdine
Oregon Pelagic Tours



Subject: Re: Condon sew pds (Gilliam)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 11:56 am
From: cgates326 AT gmail.com
 
It looks like Tom Love may have found Gilliam County's first Pectoral
Sandpiper (see report below from yesterday). If this is incorrect,
please let me know. Not many shorebirding spots in Gilliam. You can
see a full list of Gilliam County birds on the East Cascades Audubon
website at http://www.ecaudubon.org/count...


On 9/18/2017 8:00 PM, Thomas Love wrote:
> On the way back from the terrific OBA convention at Malheur, I angled
> up through Wheeler and Gilliam counties. Best finds were in Gilliam
> at the Condon sewage ponds, including:
> PECTORAL S. - 1
> BAIRD’S S. - 1
> WESTERN S. - 1
> LEAST S. - 6
> BONAPARTE’S GULL – 1
> BLUE-W. TEAL – 1
>
> The nearby brush patch was also quite birdy, refreshed by the arriving
> light shower, including:
> ORANGE-CR. W. - 2
> YELLOW-R. W. - 6
> GOLDEN-CR. SP. - 1
>
> Which – tah dah – puts me at 101 for Gilliam!! Only four more
> counties to make 100 in each of Oregon’s 36 counties.
>
> Tom

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Subject: "These are not the egrets you are looking for
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 11:28 am
From: baro AT pdx.edu
 
I agree completely Nathaniel, especially about the cattle egret genetic distance. Of course this makes it all the more interesting. The thing to do is to look for a feather or a dropping from either of these birds. Or shudder, someone with a license collects it. In the name of Science of course.

Bob O'Brien

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Nathaniel Wander <nw105@columbia.edu> wrote:
> <https://ci6.googleusercontent....
>
> Have been doing some research on egret phylogeny and possible hybridization.
> While many of the reports of supposed hybrids on the internet come from credible observers, i.e., professional biologists and/or experienced birders, none appear to have been genetically confirmed. I only found a single instance where a bird was even collected and examined by third parties. Comparing it to museum skins, the latter concluded it was probably a Snowy x Little Blue.
> Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) and Little Blue Heron (E caerulea) are obviously fairly closely related congeners and as such, may well be capable of hybridizing. Without molecular evidence, however, that has to remain speculation.
> Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is more distantly related, not even of the same subfamily; it is classed together with genus Ardea,including Great Egret (A alba) and Great Blue Heron (A herodias)--chances of it hybridizing with an Egrettaseem dubious.
> (The intext meme is also attached as a pdf file.)
> Nathaniel Wander
> Portland, OR
> Max Planckis supposed to have said:
> A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and
> makingthem see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die
> and a newgeneration grows up that is familiar with it.
> Andreas Wagnerobserved of Planck's remark:
> Science, like nature, advances one funeral at a time. (Arrival of the Fittest, p.197)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow Yes, Ruff No at Philomath SP 9/18
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 9:03 am
From: roygerig AT gmail.com
 
I visited PSP from 1040-1215. Somehow missed seeing any other birders, and I was unaware of any Ruff or CLAY-COLORED SPARROW which was near the little tiny road that crosses between the south pond and the woods halfway along the south side berm. I turned details in to ebird, that's when I saw earlier reports of both Ruff and CCSP. I had a good view, front and back of the CCSP for nearly 2 minutes then could not find it again
Other good birds: 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS with 20 or more WESTERN and LEAST SANDPIPERS, HORNED GREBE northeast pond, EARED GREBE northwest pond, a PEREGRINE FALCON moved everything around until it was chased off by a HARRIER and a RED-TAIL then a BLACK PHOEBE and PURPLE MARTIN male showed up, bright male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, didn't really look much at Ducks or Swallows. No Yellowlegs, No Ruff that I didn't know about at the time..
Roy Gerig, Salem OR



Subject: "These are not the egrets you are looking for
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 3:11 am
From: nw105 AT columbia.edu
 
Have been doing some research on egret phylogeny and possible hybridization.
While many of the reports of supposed hybrids on the internet come from credible observers, i.e., professional biologists and/or experienced birders, none appear to have been genetically confirmed. I only found a single instance where a bird was even collected and examined by third parties. Comparing it to museum skins, the latter concluded it was probably a Snowy x Little Blue.
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) and Little Blue Heron (E caerulea) are obviously fairly closely related congeners and as such, may well be capable of hybridizing. Without molecular evidence, however, that has to remain speculation.
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is more distantly related, not even of the same subfamily; it is classed together with genus Ardea,including Great Egret (A alba) and Great Blue Heron (A herodias)--chances of it hybridizing with an Egrettaseem dubious.
(The intext meme is also attached as a pdf file.)
Nathaniel WanderPortland, OR
Max Planckis supposed to have said: A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and makingthem see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a newgeneration grows up that is familiar with it.Andreas Wagnerobserved of Planck's remark: Science, like nature, advances one funeral at a time. (Arrival of the Fittest, p.197)



Subject: Re: LEWIS WOODPECKER FAMILY AT PISGAH - VIDEO
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 1:15 am
From: jsiporin AT mac.com
 
I forgot to include a link to a short video I made of the juvenile Lewis' Woodpecker working on the snag. https://youtu.be/BesU3c35MyQ
BTW, to capture these pics & video, I had just tried out a new gizmo, Optical HookUpz 2, which grabs your smartphone (I use an iPhone 7+) and attaches to the 5.7 cm-wide eyepiece of my scope. It's a tight fit and kind of a hassle, but I thought it would be handy for our monthly bird walks at Pisgah to be able to show A GROUP of people what's in the scope through my large iPhone screen. I was almost ready to bail on it when I see the back of this bird which I start to write off as a Robin, except it's so dark and it's belly is more raspberry colored than orange-ish.... August Jackson sees it and he thought it might be a Lewis Wodpecker. And sure enough it was. Even those without binoculars were able to watch the screen as the video was rolling and periodically, I snapped a few pics of the screen from my Apple Watch... no shaking!
As I type this, I'm picturing Dave B. shaking his head in sorrow thinking I've completely lost it and am beyond hope. Perhaps. ˜. Maybe a few others of you are thinking the same thing.
For those of you whose curiosity is piqued, check this gizmo:http://www.optics4birding.com/...
Next bird walk at Pisgah is October 15, 8:00 a.m. We meet at the Visitor Center. Yeah, I'll bring the gizmo again in case you want to check it out. The jury's still out.
Happy trails,Julia
Sent from my iPad
On Sep 17, 2017, at 12:47 PM, Julia Siporin <jsiporin@mac.com> wrote:

First time I've ever seen these guys at Pisgah! 2 adults and a juv in the large oak tree with the huge scar / cavity above Tom, the caretaker's house at Mt. Pisgah. Here a link to my Flickr album w pics (w California Ground Squirrel and W. W. Pewee. They were there a few hours later (Sunday, Sept 17)
https://flickr.com/photos/4188...
˜ Julia Siporin
Sent from my iPhoneRemember to be grateful and take time to enjoy your breath.



Subject: Earliest Townsend's Warbler in Eugene
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 0:20 am
From: eugenewbu AT gmail.com
 
We had our earliest Townsend's Warbler in about 15 years here on Lorane Highway in Eugene... This first male showed up on September 15.
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Subject: Re: 6 Caspian Terns in Salem - NO
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 22:42 pm
From: paultsullivan AT onlinenw.com
 
I checked Kelly's Pond (S of Home Depot) this morning, then checked Gateway
Park, McGilchrist pond, and Staats Lake, but I didn’t find any terns.

I went on to check Sheridan Sewage Ponds. I found an increase in ducks –
and rain.

Paul

--------------------
Subject: 6 Caspian Terns in Salem
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 16:56 pm
From: roygerig AT gmail.com

About noon or earlier, I walked in to Kelly's Pond, as it might be known
locally, in SE Salem. Six CASPIAN TERNS were loafing on the smaller of the
islands. While I was there 10 minutes a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL landed near
them, it came from the northeast, my first GWGU this fall. Kelly's Pond is
visible from I-5, an old gravel mine for building I-5, now it is a good
place to check for Terns, Gulls, stuff like that in the fall but access to
view it is limited

Roy Gerig, Salem, OR


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Subject:
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 22:08 pm
From: jacobmathison1 AT gmail.com
 
Doug Robinson, Isaac Denzer, Bill Tice, Tyler Hallman, Jennifer Rothe, Cody Smith, Hendrick Herlyn and I have all tried without success since her original finding. Hendrick and Doug had the Clay Colored Sparrow found by Hendrick today again, though. We missed him but we're there during a downpour.
On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 7:41 PM Joel Geier <joel.geier@peak.org> wrote:
Great find, Nancy!


Also good to see you resolved the question that was percolating through

the local Mid-Valley birding list today, as to whether an Eared Grebe or

a Horned Grebe was present (answer: both!).


I'm sharing this with the statewide list as no doubt other birders will

be interested in the Ruff.


Joel


-------- Forwarded Message --------

From: Nancy Stotz <nstotznew@gmail.com>

To: Midvalley birders <birding@midvalleybirding.org>

Subject: [birding] Ruff at Philomath Sewage Ponds; link to photos

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:12:04 -0700


There was a juvenile Ruff hanging out with 2 Greater Yellowlegs along the

edge of the NE pond at the sewage ponds earlier this afternoon. I last saw

the 3 heading south toward the middle pond around 3:45 (flushed by a

harrier). Other highlights included 3 Pectoral Sandpipers hanging out with

a group of Westerns and Leasts in the SE corner of the middle pond, a

Red-necked Phalarope on the NW pond, and both a Horned (NE pond) and an

Eared (NW pond) grebe. Though my photos of the grebes aren't very good, per

Howard Bruner's request, I included them in my eBird list at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...


Nancy Stotz

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Subject: Condon sew pds (Gilliam)
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 22:00 pm
From: tlove AT linfield.edu
 
On the way back from the terrific OBA convention at Malheur, I angled up through Wheeler and Gilliam counties. Best finds were in Gilliam at the Condon sewage ponds, including:
PECTORAL S. - 1
BAIRDS S. - 1
WESTERN S. - 1
LEAST S. - 6
BONAPARTES GULL 1
BLUE-W. TEAL 1


The nearby brush patch was also quite birdy, refreshed by the arriving light shower, including:
ORANGE-CR. W. - 2
YELLOW-R. W. - 6
GOLDEN-CR. SP. - 1


Which tah dah puts me at 101 for Gilliam!! Only four more counties to make 100 in each of Oregons 36 counties.


Tom



Subject:
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 21:41 pm
From: joel.geier AT peak.org
 
Great find, Nancy!

Also good to see you resolved the question that was percolating through
the local Mid-Valley birding list today, as to whether an Eared Grebe or
a Horned Grebe was present (answer: both!).

I'm sharing this with the statewide list as no doubt other birders will
be interested in the Ruff.

Joel

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Nancy Stotz
To: Midvalley birders
Subject: [birding] Ruff at Philomath Sewage Ponds; link to photos
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:12:04 -0700

There was a juvenile Ruff hanging out with 2 Greater Yellowlegs along the
edge of the NE pond at the sewage ponds earlier this afternoon. I last saw
the 3 heading south toward the middle pond around 3:45 (flushed by a
harrier). Other highlights included 3 Pectoral Sandpipers hanging out with
a group of Westerns and Leasts in the SE corner of the middle pond, a
Red-necked Phalarope on the NW pond, and both a Horned (NE pond) and an
Eared (NW pond) grebe. Though my photos of the grebes aren't very good, per
Howard Bruner's request, I included them in my eBird list at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Nancy Stotz
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birding@midvalleybirding.org
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Subject: Fwd: ECAS HawkWatch on Green Ridge
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 21:36 pm
From: or.naturalist AT gmail.com
 
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: David Vick <or.naturalist@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Subject: ECAS HawkWatch on Green Ridge
To: cobol@lists.oregonstate.edu <cobol@lists.oregonstate.edu>


East Cascades Audubon Society's Fall Raptor Survey begins this weekend, Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th, up on Green Ridge outside of Sisters. The weather forecast calls for clear skies, fall temperatures in the mid sixties and a boat load of birds moving through.We are always looking for participants as the more eyes to the skies the better. All are welcome whether you want to assist in observing for the day or just want to come up for awhile to visit and enjoy the beautiful view of the Cascades and fall colors. This citizen science project will continue on the weekends of Sept. 30th & Oct. 1st, Oct. 7th & 8th, Oct. 14th & 15th. The weekend of Oct. 21st & 22nd will be optional depending on the availability of observers and weather conditions. Our project's parent organization is HawkWatch International and I will be attending their Raptor Celebration at Government Camp this Saturday representing ECAS. However, former project coordinator Kim "the man" Boodie has graciously volunteered to cover for me and will record data from birder extraordinaire Peter Low. If you have not been to the site before you can meet me each day at Indian Ford Campground at 9:00 for a ride or follow me up if you don't want to stick it out till 5:00. (Please remember if you are early you are on time. If you are on time you are late and if you are late you are left!) If you follow the signs to Green Ridge Fire Lookout off USFS's paved 11 road you will see the signs I have already posted to the to the site. Detailed information and directions can be found on the ECAS's excellent website under the projects link. Once again ECAS has generously provided a porta potty for the convenience of participants and visitors, thanks! Please feel free to contact me via email or give a call anytime at 541-923-6943 if you have any questions. Bring on the migrants!
David VickProject Coordinator



Subject: Vesper Sparrow - Columbia County
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 21:28 pm
From: dcoggswell AT hotmail.com
 
Vesper Sparrow today on Scappoose Bottoms at the Ellis Dairy corner. With Savannah Sparrows and finches. I have only seen two in the county, both at this spot.


Don Coggswell



Subject: Kissin' cousins
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 18:55 pm
From: baro AT pdx.edu
 
In a 'wish I had my camera' moment, a small, loose flock of
20-30 Vaux Swifts flew low under the clouds over my place today,
feeding on their way south. One of the local Anna's apparently
didn't like the intrusion and flew up to about 100-200 feet and
chased one of them a few hundred feet before heading back
to lower attitudes. It kept up pretty well, although I imagine
the swift wasn't overly concerned.

Rare to get these closest relatives in the same photo, which
of course I didn't.

Bob OBrien



Subject: Killdeer on the move, Pittock Mansion
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 17:43 pm
From: winkg AT hevanet.com
 
A surprise on my walk to Pittock Mansion this morning was 4 KILLDEER flying
purposefully SW over the Mansion. I™ve only detected Killdeer on my walk once
before: Sept 28, 2003.

Wink Gross
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Subject: KBO trip: Summer Lake to Malheur
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 17:32 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
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Subject: Eastern Oregon gallery, inc. Summer Lake
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 16:47 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
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Subject: KBO trip to Malheur--a gallery
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 16:07 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
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Subject: FOS for yard Townsend's Warbler - Eugene
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 14:18 pm
From: canyoneagle AT comcast.net
 
Just had the first Townsend™s Warbler of the season for the yard. Also, the Junco count bounced up so assume they are new too.
Lori Markoff
Eugene (South Hills)



Subject: Boblink location
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 13:58 pm
From: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org
 
Technically the road is called Bayocean Dike Road. It's on Bayocean Spit, Tillamook Bay, about 50 yards north from The Bayocean Dike Road parking lot.



Subject: Re: ID Help
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 13:48 pm
From: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org
 
I saw the Boblink on Bayocean Road about 50 yards north of the Bayocean rd parking lot.



Subject: Re: ID Help
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 13:34 pm
From: krallfamily AT comcast.net
 
Hi John,
Just to clarify, do you mean Bayocean Rd on Bayocean spit, on Tillamook Bay?
Kathy Krall

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On Sep 18, 2017, at 10:36 AM, John Allen (Redacted sender "atmosfearvideo" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply@freelists.org> wrote:

I came across this bird Sunday the 17th on Bayocean road. I didn't hear it call.https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


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