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24 Apr: @ 00:18:22  Forster' Tern - White-faced Ibis [Craig Nies]
24 Apr: @ 00:02:46  Mt Tabor Big Warbler Flock Sunday Afternoon [Ellen Cantor]
23 Apr: @ 22:52:34  McMinnville yard birds - 2 FOS [Paul Sullivan]
23 Apr: @ 22:33:57  a spot worth checking [5hats]
23 Apr: @ 22:26:38  Warbler fallout NE Portland [EV Armitage]
23 Apr: @ 19:31:45  Hummer Update [Susan Deagle]
23 Apr: @ 19:14:57  Nashville Warblers and blooming English Laurel (Laurelhurst, Portland) [Jeff Gilligan]
23 Apr: @ 18:12:38  Re: Newport Birds [Wayne Hoffman]
23 Apr: @ 18:05:14  Newport Birds [Wayne Hoffman]
23 Apr: @ 17:43:21  SAS Ankeny NWR Bird Walk Summary [Mike Unger]
23 Apr: @ 16:43:08  Tualatin Rvr NWR Fallout: VSwifts, YR Warblers [Harry Fuller]
23 Apr: @ 16:02:17  FOY Black-headed grosbeak male, south of Eugene [Maeve and Dick]
23 Apr: @ 15:59:14  Baskett Slough BLACK-NECKED STILTS [Erik Knight]
23 Apr: @ 15:38:25  Solitary Sandpiper, Stewart Pond, Eugene, [Roger Robb]
23 Apr: @ 15:00:53  Bald Hill (Corvallis) Dusky Flycatcher [Isaac Denzer]
23 Apr: @ 12:45:47  Coos birds [DJ Lauten and KACastelein]
23 Apr: @ 12:22:01  Fwd: Eastern Blue Jay in Logsden [Range Bayer]
23 Apr: @ 11:50:55  Fork-tailed Storm-petrel [Wayne Hoffman]
23 Apr: @ 11:18:00  Sandy River Gray Flycatcher [davidmandell]
23 Apr: @ 09:42:49  loggerhead shrike Sandy River Delta [davidmandell]
23 Apr: @ 09:38:30  Yellow-rumped Warbler festival [A Duston]
23 Apr: @ 08:58:11  Coast bound [Bob Burley]
23 Apr: @ 04:19:40  Myrtle/Audubons Yellow-rumped Warblers. [Jim Kopitzke]
23 Apr: @ 01:13:03  Newport Birding [Tom Crabtree]
23 Apr: @ 01:07:00  Re: audubon vs myrtle warblers [Andy Thomas]
23 Apr: @ 00:47:32  Bird book sale [Larry McQueen]
22 Apr: @ 23:37:22  audubon vs myrtle warblers [Robert O'Brien]
22 Apr: @ 22:19:17  1 and Possibly 2 Mockingbirds in Northeast Newport [Range Bayer]
22 Apr: @ 21:03:59  LAUGHING GULL at Idaho Flats NOW!!! [Tiffany Manger]
22 Apr: @ 19:24:12  Corvallis migrants today [Isaac Denzer]
22 Apr: @ 18:45:36  3 things: This Oregonian's favorite Oregon Bird, a Yellow-rumped Warbler flock, and an odd Osprey sight [Roy Gerig]
22 Apr: @ 18:22:11  Timber area Sooty Grouse (Washington Co) [Stefan Schlick]
22 Apr: @ 16:11:39  Skinner butte birds [Alan Contreras]
22 Apr: @ 16:02:57  Western tanager @ Skinner Butte [Audrey Addison]
22 Apr: @ 15:56:30  Spring migrants in Jackson Co [kingsalmon92]
22 Apr: @ 15:56:14  birds with leaky eyes and runny beaks [Andrew Marshall]
22 Apr: @ 14:50:13  Mt. Tabor "Slate-colored" Fox Sparrow [David Mandell]
22 Apr: @ 14:05:57  Theories/Opinions solicited re: Osprey [Gerard Lillie]
22 Apr: @ 13:12:01  Lewis's Woodpecker- Columbia Hills State Park [Jonathan Ley]
22 Apr: @ 13:08:53  Mt. Tabor [Gerard Lillie]
22 Apr: @ 12:38:47  Lane coast SOLITARY SP [Daniel Farrar]
22 Apr: @ 12:06:20  Fallout with the rain, Ridgefield, Clark Co, WA [Bob]
22 Apr: @ 11:17:00  Best Oregon Bird: Brewer's Blackbird [Robert O'Brien]
22 Apr: @ 11:12:45  Flycatcher ID Help [Kay Carter]
22 Apr: @ 10:35:15  Barn swallows [Pat]
22 Apr: @ 10:34:01  Lane County 4/21 [Joshua Little]
21 Apr: @ 22:40:27  Re: Swainson's hawk over Wilsonville [Lars Per Norgren]
21 Apr: @ 22:32:36  McMinnville's Airport Park [Paul Sullivan]
21 Apr: @ 22:13:43  Shorebirds [Roy Lowe]
21 Apr: @ 21:38:37  Pair Nashville warblers, south of Eugene [Maeve and Dick]





Subject: Forster' Tern - White-faced Ibis
Date: Mon Apr 24 2017 0:18 am
From: cwn444 AT icloud.com
 
On Saturday at noon at Riley, Hwy 20, there was 1 Forster's Tern flying over the pond behind the Riley Store. 1000 feet east of the store, south side of Hwy. 20, a flock of 75 White-faced Ibises were feeding.
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Subject: Mt Tabor Big Warbler Flock Sunday Afternoon
Date: Mon Apr 24 2017 0:02 am
From: ellencantor AT gmail.com
 
A mid afternoon walk up the South side of Mt Tabor between showers. Near the top a huge, energetic flock moved into the flowering maples and firs along the South edge of the Butte. And stayed. And more kept coming. I'd been hoping to see my first Nashville Warblers of the season and more than had my hopes answered. After awhile the flock moved down from the tree tops to forage much lower down. Almost ground level to 10 feet up in small trees and shrubs directly in front of me for great views. Of course, this was one of the rare times I hadn't brought my camera!
Highlights included:

1 Cassin's Vireo

8 Orange-crowned Warblers

7 Nashville Warblers

5 Yellow-rumped Warblers (Audubon's)

5 Black-throated Gray Warblers

3 Townsend's Warblers
Full checklist on Ebird.
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Happy Migration

Ellen Cantor



Subject: McMinnville yard birds - 2 FOS
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 22:52 pm
From: paultsullivan AT onlinenw.com
 
Cackling Geese                        25 flyovers

Eurasian Collared-Dove 2

VAUX SWIFT 6 FOS

Anna's Hummingbird 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

N. Flicker 1

Steller's Jay 3

CA Scrub Jay 2

Am Crow 1 heard

RAVEN 1 heard

B-c Chickadee 1

Bushtit 2

R-b Nuthatch 1

Bewick's Wren 1

Robin 2

Spotted Towhee 3

Fox Sparrow 1

Lincoln's Sparrow 1 here since 4/18

White-throated Sparrow 2

White-crowned Sparrow 1

Golden-Crowned Sparrow 12, all with bright crowns

Red-winged Blackbird 2

BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK 1 FOS

Purple Finch 8

House Finch 2

Lesser Goldfinch 2

Am. Goldfinch 2



Good birding, everyone,



Paul Sullivan



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Subject: a spot worth checking
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 22:33 pm
From: 5hats AT peak.org
 
Yesterday Laura and I drove the Siletz-Logsden Road for a good distance east from Siletz. Not long after passing the fifteen mile marker I noticed two locations on the south side of the road which looked to me like the best Yellow-breasted Chat habitat I have ever seen in Lincoln County. These spots were only about six air miles from some quite similar habitat along the Summit-Hoskins Road in extreme western Benton County where chat is known to breed. Even though the habitat in those locations looks favorable, whether or not chatmight be found thereis questionable. They are over the Coast Range divide on the headwaters of the Siletz River, rather than on the headwaters of Mary's River as is the location close to Summit, so the spread of the species to them might be limited more by ecological barriers than distance. Nevertheless, for anyone wandering the back roads in that section of the state during May-July it might prove interesting to check out the area. The two locations were about 1/4 of a mile apart at approximately mp15.3 and 15.6. They consist of a growth of low brush and scattered trees along a creek, just the kind of stuff chats like.
Darrel



Subject: Warbler fallout NE Portland
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 22:26 pm
From: evarmitage AT gmail.com
 
I was amazed at around 5:30 pm today, to see a flock of 30-40 warblers working through the budding street trees outside my house on NE 9th off Knott. They were mostly Yellow Rumped Warblers with at least one Orange Crowned and Black Throated Gray. I saw a huge amount of warblers at Mt. Tabor yesterday morning and quite a few at Ridgefield today, but I didn't expect to see them in these residential neighborhood trees which usually host the occasional robin, chickadees, woodpeckers, house sparrows, and of course the crows. Happy migration! EV Armitage



Subject: Hummer Update
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 19:31 pm
From: sdeagle AT mac.com
 
Today we were successful at capturing our poor, sick little male Anna's at our feeder. He's gotten just sick enough, I guess (he has landed a couple of times on the ground) that he wasn't able to fly back to our crabapple tree before my husband gently slipped a large, paper grocery bag up around the feeder and was able to catch the bird. He covered the bag with a small towel to keep it very dark, since the bird was fluttering a lot in the bag. The bird was quiet, then, till we were able to get it in to the Wildlife Care Center at Audubon. We handed the hummer off to those highly skilled and caring workers at Audubon. We now hope for the best! I'll call in a few days to see how our bird is doing...

PS: We have taken our feeder down to thoroughly bleach clean it, as this fungal infection is quite contagious. I hope none of our other hummingbirds get sick!

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Subject: Nashville Warblers and blooming English Laurel (Laurelhurst, Portland)
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 19:14 pm
From: jeffgilligan10 AT gmail.com
 
On my Laurelhurst Neighborhood dog walk today I found Nashville Warblers in two flowering English Laurels.  I don™t advocate that this non-native be planted, but at times it and other non-natives are attractive to native birds.  One bush (tree) had three Nashvilles, and two Orange-crowns.  Anther had two Nashvilles, five Yellow-rumps, and two Orange-crowns.  I assume the laurels™ flowers are attracting pollinating insects.

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Subject: Re: Newport Birds
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 18:12 pm
From: whoffman AT peak.org
 
McNary pond is the seasonally flooded horse pasture on Hwy 20 between Toledo and Newport. It is on the north side of Hwy 20. McNary Lane is a short, dead-end county road that wraps around the west and north sides. It commonly has waterfowl, shorebirds, and CostCo Blackbirds. An Eurasian Common (Green-winged) Teal has wintered there the past four years.
Wayne


On 4/23/2017 4:06:21 PM, Alan Contreras <acontrer56@gmail.com> wrote:what is mcnary pond?

Alan ContrerasEugene, Oregon
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On Apr 23, 2017, at 4:04 PM, Wayne Hoffman <whoffman@peak.org> wrote:

Hi -
Showery around Newport today. this morning before high tide Chuck Philo and i birded at the HMSC NatureTrail. The highlight was a flyby Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel about 9 AM. It flew by left to right, then turned back to the east far out over the flooded Idaho Flats.
Other goodies:
A flock of about 20 Green-winged Teal out on the water,
9 Brant flyby.
35+ Western Sandpipers with 1 Dunlin, 2 Leasts.
many Savannah Sparrows.
At McNary pond 1 Solitary Tringa
at the South Jetty at 3 PM"
At least 4 Western Kingbirds.
Wayne



Subject: Newport Birds
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 18:05 pm
From: whoffman AT peak.org
 
Hi -
Showery around Newport today. this morning before high tide Chuck Philo and i birded at the HMSC NatureTrail. The highlight was a flyby Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel about 9 AM. It flew by left to right, then turned back to the east far out over the flooded Idaho Flats.
Other goodies:
A flock of about 20 Green-winged Teal out on the water,
9 Brant flyby.
35+ Western Sandpipers with 1 Dunlin, 2 Leasts.
many Savannah Sparrows.
At McNary pond 1 Solitary Tringa
at the South Jetty at 3 PM"
At least 4 Western Kingbirds.
Wayne



Subject: SAS Ankeny NWR Bird Walk Summary
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 17:43 pm
From: unger730 AT gmail.com
 
*SAS ANKENY NWR BIRD WALK SUMMARY*



For today's Salem Audubon bird walk at Ankeny NWR, Fred and I were joined
by seven (7) other birders. The weather was mostly cloudy with the threat
of rain but we only experienced a few drops of rain that were barely
noticeable. The temperature ranged from 50 degrees at the start and 54
degrees at the end. We made five stops around the refuge including Ankeny
Overlook, Pintail Marsh, the Willow Tree parking lot, Eagle Marsh and one
of the pullouts north of Buena Vista Road. We identified (saw or heard) 61
species.



*Most notable sightings:*

- Along the west edge of Eagle Marsh was very productive for
warblers and *Marsh Wrens*. The *Common Yellowthroats* were singing
throughout the walk. Just as we got near the cattails there was lots of
wren activity with at least seven (7) *Marsh Wrens* and two nests;

- Also along the west side of Eagle Marsh we heard a *Warbling Vireo*,
saw a *Black-throated Gray Warbler*, an *Orange-crowned Warbler* and *Western
Tanager*;

- At the Willow Tree parking lot we saw two *Western Kingbirds*;

- Saw a few shorebirds including 42 *Dunlin*, a lone *Least Sandpiper*,
two Greater* Yellowlegs* and 5 *Killdeer. *We also heard some* Soras *(3)
and two* American Bitterns*;


- We saw 10 species of ducks. About the only common ducks we did not
see were *Blue-winged Teal* and scaup;


- There were a lot of *Cackling Geese* still around the refuge as well
as a few *Dusky Canada Geese*;

- The only woodpeckers seen were *Northern Flickers* and *Downy
Woodpeckers*.

A complete list of today's birds follows. Our next SAS bird walk will be
an SAS Shorts walk *tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 PM* to Fairview Wetlands.
Meet in the ODFW parking lot located at 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr SE in
Salem. We will walk about a mile or so around the edges of the wetlands
and check out the pond. The following bird walk will be to Minto-Brown
Island Park on *Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:00 a.m. *Meet at Parking Lot #3 at
the end of Minto Island Road. Please join us if you can.


*Note: *Don™t forget the *Songbirds Part 2 Workshop* at the ODFW Classroom
on *Saturday, April 29th*! It starts at 10:00 a.m. should finish around
12:00 noon. There is a short field trip to Fairview Wetlands across the
street immediately following the workshop. This workshop is a bargain at
$10.00 per person. Reservations preferred - Call the Salem Audubon office
at 503-588-7340 to reserve your spot (but drop-ins are okay). All proceeds
from the workshop go directly to Salem Audubon Society. The Songbirds Part
3 Workshop is on Saturday, May 6th.



Mike Unger

Keizer, OR



*Ankeny NWR Checklist Summary for April 23, 2017*

*Number of Species: 61*

*Checklists included in this summary: 5*


(1): Ankeny NWR--Ankeny Overlook @ 6:53 AM

(2): Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh @ 7:21 AM
(3): Ankeny NWR”Willow Tree parking lot @ 7:48 AM

(4): Ankeny NWR”Eagle Marsh @ 8:14 AM
(5): Ankeny NWR”Pullout on north side of Buena Vista Rd near Eagle Marsh @
10:54 AM



910 Cackling Goose -- (1),(4),(5)
500 Cackling Goose (minima) -- (5)
15 Canada Goose -- (2),(4)
3 Canada Goose (occidentalis/fulva) -- (4)
6 Gadwall -- (4),(5)
3 American Wigeon -- (1)
29 Mallard -- (3),(4)
10 Cinnamon Teal -- (1),(2),(4)
56 Northern Shoveler -- (2),(4),(5)
1 Northern Pintail -- (3)
79 Green-winged Teal -- (3),(4),(5)
21 Ring-necked Duck -- (1),(2),(4)
14 Bufflehead -- (2),(4),(5)
6 Ruddy Duck -- (2)
4 Pied-billed Grebe -- (2),(4)
2 American Bittern -- (4)
2 Turkey Vulture -- (4),(5)
1 Bald Eagle -- (4)
3 Red-tailed Hawk -- (3),(4)
3 Sora -- (1),(3),(5)
11 American Coot -- (2),(4)
5 Killdeer -- (2),(3)
42 Dunlin -- (3),(5)
1 Least Sandpiper -- (2)
2 Greater Yellowlegs -- (4)
3 Eurasian Collared-Dove -- (1),(5)
2 Mourning Dove -- (4)
3 Downy Woodpecker -- (4)
2 Northern Flicker -- (1),(4)
1 American Kestrel -- (5)
2 Western Kingbird -- (3)
1 Warbling Vireo -- (4)
1 California Scrub-Jay -- (1)
6 American Crow -- (4),(5)
53 Tree Swallow -- (1),(2)
1 Violet-green Swallow -- (2)
20 Barn Swallow -- (1),(2),(5)
7 Cliff Swallow -- (2),(5)
3 Black-capped Chickadee -- (4)
1 Bushtit -- (4)
12 Marsh Wren -- (2),(4)
1 Bewick's Wren -- (4)
4 American Robin -- (2),(3),(4)
3 European Starling “ (2)(4)
8 Orange-crowned Warbler -- (2),(4)
18 Common Yellowthroat -- (1),(2),(4)
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- (2)
17 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) -- (3),(4)
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) -- (4)
1 Black-throated Gray Warbler -- (4)

1 Wilson™s Warbler “ (4)
1 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) -- (1)
5 White-crowned Sparrow -- (2),(4)
22 Golden-crowned Sparrow -- (2),(4)
3 Savannah Sparrow -- (3),(4)
5 Song Sparrow -- (2),(3),(4)
2 Lincoln's Sparrow -- (3),(4)
4 Spotted Towhee -- (2),(4)
1 Western Tanager -- (4)
46 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1),(2),(4)
3 Western Meadowlark -- (1),(4)
47 Brewer's Blackbird -- (2),(3),(4)
3 Brown-headed Cowbird -- (3),(4)
1 House Finch -- (1)
2 Pine Siskin -- (1)
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Subject: Tualatin Rvr NWR Fallout: VSwifts, YR Warblers
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 16:43 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
https://atowhee.wordpress.com/...
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Subject: FOY Black-headed grosbeak male, south of Eugene
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 16:02 pm
From: maeveanddick AT q.com
 
We just had a Black-headed grosbeak male visit the black oil cylinder feeder!
Birds are moving in, regardless of the weather-can™t wait to hear him sing.
This is a few days ahead of the normal arrival date for our yard.
Maeve and Dick
SW of Eugene



Subject: Baskett Slough BLACK-NECKED STILTS
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 15:59 pm
From: erikknight05 AT gmail.com
 
All,

Currently observing at least 8 BLACK-NECKED STILTS at Baskett Slough NWR on
Vancouver and Dusky marshes.

There are several hundred GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE on the marshes as
well.

----------------------------------------
Erik Knight
Lake Oswego, OR
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Subject: Solitary Sandpiper, Stewart Pond, Eugene,
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 15:38 pm
From: brrobb AT comcast.net
 
Today at 1:00 I found a SOLITARY SANDPIPER in the wet area at the junction of Stewart and Bertlesen Rds. It was with 20 Long-billed Dowitcher, 4 Greater Yellowlegs and 14 Least Sandpipers.
Roger Robb
Springfield, OR



Subject: Bald Hill (Corvallis) Dusky Flycatcher
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 15:00 pm
From: bartailedgodwit AT peak.org
 
Hi all,

This morning at bald hill I heard and then got a very quick view of a
Dusky Flycatcher. The exact location I saw it can be seen here
.
Other highlights included my FOY Hermit and MacGillivray's Warblers and
a couple Cassin's Vireos. eBird list here
.

Good birding!

Isaac

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Subject: Coos birds
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 12:45 pm
From: deweysage AT frontier.com
 
Heard our first PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER this morning, and had a
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER singing from the yard.

Bandon Coos Cty


Cheers

Dave Lauten and Kathy Castelein

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Subject: Fwd: Eastern Blue Jay in Logsden
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 12:22 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Hi,

On April 19, Lydia Bosley reported seeing an Eastern Blue Jay in
Logsden. It has been intermittently visiting their feeders off and on
for a couple of weeks.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon
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Subject: Fork-tailed Storm-petrel
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 11:50 am
From: whoffman AT peak.org
 
Flew by HMSC Nature Trail.




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Subject: Sandy River Gray Flycatcher
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 11:18 am
From: davidmandell AT earthlink.net
 
About 300 ft east of power line towers along souttern trail that hugs wooden fence. Just past where trsil gors by pond.

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Subject: loggerhead shrike Sandy River Delta
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 9:42 am
From: davidmandell AT earthlink.net
 
Close to same location near I84 where thete was one a couple of weeks ago

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Subject: Yellow-rumped Warbler festival
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 9:38 am
From: aeduston AT hevanet.com
 
Flitting through the branches of my 90-year-old 4-story-tall Oregon
White Oak yesterday was a flock of YRW's. What I first noticed was a
cheeping call of the type and timbre I haven't heard for several years.
When I looked up I saw a flock of small warblers, which I identified as
YRW's when several of them made their way down to lower-hanging
branches. Since they seemed to all be making that same call, I concluded
that they were pals of the same species, traveling together.

Years ago, when we had 2 - diseased, it turned out - weeping birches in
our backyard, we would routinely see YRW's and several other types of
warblers, right at 2nd story bedroom window level. That was a treat! It
was also the last time I heard that odd little cheeping call, as
eventually the birches were removed, and the warblers not seen again in
the subsequent plantings - a rowan tree, a chokecherry, and lilacs.

I see all manner of birds in my oak tree, which is a sentinel in the
neighborhood - hawks, owls, woodpeckers, chickadees, tanagers, finches,
etc. This is the first time I have seen a flock of warblers in that
tree. It is just budding out.

Anne D. in East Portland, 3 miles north of Powell Butte

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Subject: Coast bound
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 8:58 am
From: bob AT burleys.org
 
Good morning obol, I'm headed to the coast in search of the laughing gull
and will be in Newport around 11:00
If any local borders see it please post I'm not that familiar with that
area .

Bob



Subject: Myrtle/Audubons Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 4:19 am
From: james.kopitzke63 AT gmail.com
 
Had a large group of Yellow -rumps invade my suet feeders in south Salem about 4 days ago. 20-25 birds. 2 were Myrtle, 2 appeared to be of mixed parentage(one spectacularly so), the rest were all Audubon's. One Myrtle spent the winter here as well.
Jim KopitzkeSalem



Subject: Newport Birding
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 1:13 am
From: tc AT empnet.com
 
As Tiffany Manger posted we had the Laughing Gull at the Idaho Point Mudflats around 6pm tonight. We had searched in vain at South Beach State Park. She had walked well passed the third creek south of the main parking lot. The gulls were showing up on the flats with the tide going out. I had first seen a black-headed gull on the flats, and then another and another. In all 7 Bonaparte™s Gulls. Scanning a couple of minutes later I saw another with dark wings with black wing tips and no white separating them. The primaries were dark underneath, as well. It flew around the SW corner of the bay for a while before landing about 100 yards in front of us. It had one leg. We could see the prominent eye ring and a long red bill, thicker at the tip. It remained for about 10 minutes and then after checking out some shorebirds we looked back and the Laughing Gull was gone.
Along Nye Beach in the afternoon there were 151 Whimbrel. 95 were there yesterday and 80 on Thursday.
Tom Crabtree



Subject: Re: audubon vs myrtle warblers
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 1:07 am
From: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org
 
I saw a group 4 or 5 yellowrumped warblers yesterday at Ridgefield NWR. There was at least one of each type, but I didn't get a good enough look to ID the others.


From: Robert O'Brien <baro@pdx.edu>
To: obol <obol@freelists.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:37 PM
Subject: [obol] audubon vs myrtle warblers

Nice to hear about the recent fiestas of yellowrumped warblers. My son in Eagle Creek had one this week also. Zippo in my yard. Bummer.

But I'd be very interested to see migratory breakdowns of these two forms which likely should never have been lumped in the first place and are likely to be resplit. Remember the orioles? The *-* Kites? I believe myrtles are largely coastal in fall/winter. Right? Are the valley migrants all Audubon? If so why not say so? That way JJA can spin a little slower in his grave. And if so we can search for myrtles as rarities! Bob obrien



Subject: Bird book sale
Date: Sun Apr 23 2017 0:47 am
From: larmcqueen AT msn.com
 
Attached is a ˜Bean™ (mac) document listing books I would like to sell.
I will cover postage with any order. Please respond to my email address and not to obol.

On the bird front, a few days ago, there was both a Bewick™s Wren and a Black-capped Chickadee interested in a bird box that held chickadees previous years. Both birds were at the hole almost simultaneosly, hardly pausing before the other. I predict that the owner of the box will be either the chickadee or neither.

Larry McQueen
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Subject: audubon vs myrtle warblers
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 23:37 pm
From: baro AT pdx.edu
 
Nice to hear about the recent fiestas of yellowrumped warblers. My son in Eagle Creek had one this week also. Zippo in my yard. Bummer.

But I'd be very interested to see migratory breakdowns of these two forms which likely should never have been lumped in the first place and are likely to be resplit. Remember the orioles? The *-* Kites? I believe myrtles are largely coastal in fall/winter. Right? Are the valley migrants all Audubon? If so why not say so? That way JJA can spin a little slower in his grave. And if so we can search for myrtles as rarities! Bob obrien



Subject: 1 and Possibly 2 Mockingbirds in Northeast Newport
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 22:19 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Hi,

At about 8 AM the morning of Thursday April 20, Paul Reed saw one
mockingbird on the north side of NE 6th St. in the 200 block across
from the Assembly of God Church. "It was doing varied calls and
flapping back and forth in some pine trees behind homes fronting NE
6th St. Another unseen bird was responding with calls that were
somewhat different but in the same group of trees and probably within
100 ft. Its calls seemed lower in tone and not quite as rapid but
responses to the mockingbird." Paul didn't see the second bird but
thought it might have also been a mockingbird.

Recent mockingbird sightings were all in the morning include near the
Avery Building at NE 2nd and NE Benton Streets in Newport on 4/17
(Chuck Philo), at 326 NE 11th Street on April 15 (Paul Reed), and at
525 NE 8th St. on Mar 31 (Sylvia Maulding; Cindy Armstrong) (Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
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So there is at least one mockingbird moving around in the NE 2nd to NE
11th Street area or perhaps there are two?

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
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Subject: LAUGHING GULL at Idaho Flats NOW!!!
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 21:03 pm
From: 77trinket AT gmail.com
 
Tom Crabtree and I are looking at it from the SW side of the bay. It is
directly across from the LP tank.



Subject: Corvallis migrants today
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 19:24 pm
From: bartailedgodwit AT peak.org
 
Hi all,

Today I birded some hotspots in the Corvallis area. Lots of migrant
birds including my FOY Pac-Slope Flycatcher, Western Tanager and
Warbling Vireo. Highlights and numbers of migrant birds below, photos
are on eBird.

*Willamette Park* (Kai Frueh was with me at this location).

Pac-Slope Flycatcher 4

Warbling Vireo 2

OC Warbler 25

Myrtle Warbler 6

Audubon's Warbler 11

BTG Warbler 7

Wilson's Warbler 4

Western Tanager 1

*Avery Park*

Pac-Slope Flycatcher 1

Cassin's Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 4

OC Warbler 18

Nashville Warbler 3

Myrtle Warbler 13

Audubon's Warbler 16

BTG Warbler 18

Townsend's Warbler 1

Wilson's Warbler 6

Western Tanager 1


Good birding!

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Subject: 3 things: This Oregonian's favorite Oregon Bird, a Yellow-rumped Warbler flock, and an odd Osprey sight
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 18:45 pm
From: roygerig AT gmail.com
 
thing one: Apropos of nothing, Hermit Warbler is the most uniquely Oregon bird (and it is charismatic). Despite protests that it doesn't occur all that much eastside, or that is all over the Redwoods and Sierras in California too. I'm pretty sure more nest here than in any other state, and pretty soon, a week or more from now, our coniferous forests will be full of them, singing their several alternate songs (not like alternate facts), and will be among the most detectable birds anywhere in the mountains of Western Oregon in conifer forests older than say, 20 or 30 years. That's most of our Coast and Cascade Mountains at most elevations. I doubt you'll find them much in recently planted areas.
thing two: At Ankeny NWR Rail Trail parking lot about 10 AM, at the north end to the Oregon Ash/Black Cottonwood/Big-leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) forest there, suddenly and in just enough time to get a rough count, about 175-200 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS left from the last tree going north, in loose groups like this, 5-10-20-50-50-20-10-5, all in about a minute or less. They gained a little altitude and went over Wintel Rd still going north. I've never seen the like. I'd just been to Rail Trail and now back to the car. All that had been in the wet forest there was Yellow-rumped Warblers, outnumbering other birds by by 20 or 30 to 1. I felt like saying a million to one at the time. I must say, I should have gone back to see if they'd all gone or just some of them...
thing three: I just now got home from the March for Science with a huge turnout for Salem, some number in the thousands but I don't know which number, and a shadow on the ground in my yard of an OSPREY made me look up to see the bird going toward the Willamette River a long stone's throw from here. It was carrying something fluffy, furry, maybe Brush Rabbit size. I've never seen the like of that, either.
Supplications if I mentioned anything too political, but some of these things, you just don't see em much: Hermit Warblers (but you can always hear them), 200 Yellow-rumped Warblers in a flock in the air, an Osprey carrying a rabbit sized mammal
Roy Gerig Salem OR



Subject: Timber area Sooty Grouse (Washington Co)
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 18:22 pm
From: greenfant AT hotmail.com
 
Our Portland Audubon Wild Chickens field trip lead us to the Timber area on this rather rainy day. We lucked out and saw 2 displaying birds on the ground and later trackedone hooting birdhigh upin a Douglas Fir for a good 20min. We heard several others.We
also got aWilson's Warbler on territoryat Reeher's Camp, a Black-throated Gray on territory along Killin Rd near Killin Wetlands, several Evening Grosbeaks at various spots and a singingPurple Finch who we could not locate at Killin Wetlands. We had to
forgo birding in thehigher elevations today due to the rain.


Remember that now all throughout Mayis a really good time to look for Sooty Grouse in the Coast Range.


Stefan Schlick
Hillsboro, OR



Subject: Skinner butte birds
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 16:11 pm
From: acontrer56 AT gmail.com
 
I spent three hours on the butte this morning with Tye Jeske and multiple other birders. Highlights were several tanagers, one and probably two pacslopes, plenty of orangecrowns and bt grays, at least three nashvilles, several Wilsons warbs, a couple of W Vireos, flyover vauxs swifts, nice looks at a pileated. Also found a chickadee nesthole at west end of parking area.

Odd sight of the day was a creeper that returned several times to a spot of what seemed to be dry moss on a slightly slanted tree trunk, each time opening its wings and flattening itself on the trunk in the sun. Not sure if it was sunning, dusting, anting or just indulging in some unknown creeper joy.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

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Subject: Western tanager @ Skinner Butte
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 16:02 pm
From: audrey.e.addison AT gmail.com
 
Just had three Western Tanager at Skinner Butte, Eugene. Seen at the top, S side end of the parking lot by the info board. They flew N.

Also had Calliope Hummingbird earlier at the top, south side.

Happy spring birding all,
Audrey

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Subject: Spring migrants in Jackson Co
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 15:56 pm
From: kingsalmon92 AT gmail.com
 
OBOL,

Yesterday I enjoyed the nicest day of the year so far hiking around in the forest west of Jacksonville in mixed habitat, including some very productive clearcut and forest edge birding at around 3000-3800 feet.

I had several species of warblers, including at least a dozen HERMIT WARBLERS, great looks at a NASHVILLE WARBLER, and I heard several SWAINSON'S THRUSHES calling.

Other spring migrants of note were Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Grey Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Rufous Hummingbird, and House Wren.

The forests are starting to wake up after a long winter! Get out and enjoy them!

Cody Smith
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Subject: birds with leaky eyes and runny beaks
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 15:56 pm
From: andrewm25 AT earthlink.net
 
Hi folks,
At the place in Dallas this last weekend, I noticed some of the HOUSE SPARROWS are acting funny. Sort of slow and wobbly. There have been at least half a dozen or more dead ones appearing in the outbuildings sort of randomly over the last few weeks also. I had been putting them down to the continuing wet and cold weather. Now it is reported to me that, one of the not quite dead ones, having been caught, has leaky, runny eyes and clear fluids leaking out of his nose/beak.

I had also been noticing that every year at around this time, some of the SONG SPARROWS and occasionally a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW turn up dead for no reason. I notice that there are a few that show the same sluggish, fluttery sort of flight attempts, but I haven't attempted to catch them. I just sort of figured they would take care of themselves. I am hearing again that there are weak or ill song sparrows again.

Does anyone know what is going on, and is it something to be concerned about? The other birds, STARLINGS, ROBINS, JAYS etc do not seem to be ill at all and we never see them randomly dead for no reason.

Thanks folks!
Andrew
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Subject: Mt. Tabor "Slate-colored" Fox Sparrow
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 14:50 pm
From: davidmandell AT earthlink.net
 
I got to Mt. Tabor around 10am this morning, just as the rain was letting up. As Gerard already posted, quite an impressive movement of birds today, with an especially impressive number of NASHVILLE WARBLERS. There were about seven or eight Sooty FOX SPARROWS hanging around the brush on the north slope of the summit. Mixed in with them was a Slate-Colored type FOX SPARROW. The bird showed a sharp contract between the steely gray of the head and back and the rufous of the wings and tail. The bill, which didn™t seem particularly substantial, was largely grayish with a yellowish wash to the lower mandible. The bird also had something approaching a dark malar streak which contrasted with the fairly clean and white throat. The spotting was pretty dark and most concentrated on the upper breast. The spotting also contrasted with the clean white of the breast and belly. This patter was most noticeable when it flew up into a bush and was facing me, and really stood out from the rest of the Sooty Fox Sparrows. 
Other birds noted in the same area included: a DUSKY FLYCATCHER, a HAMMOND™S FLYCATCHER, 3 PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, the previously reported TOWNSEND™S SOLITAIRE, 3-4 LINCOLN™S SPARROWS, and lots and lots of HERMIT THRUSHES. I ran into Em Scattaregia and was able to refind the sparrow for her. She also had a CHIPPING SPARROW and a HOUSE WREN.
David Mandell
Portland, OR



Subject: Theories/Opinions solicited re: Osprey
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 14:05 pm
From: gerardlillie AT outlook.com
 
Hello All,


I am curious what you out there in OBOLland make of this. I havelived on the north side of Mt. Tabor in Portland since 1983. Over the years it has not been unusual to see a singleOSPREY fly over Mt. Tabor either in migration or during nesting season.
It doesn't happen a lot but it does happen. Yesterday at about 4:30 in the afternoon I was outside and heard an Osprey calling overhead. The east winds were very strong and when Ilooked up there were four Osprey flying quite close together and up pretty high
in the sky. All of them were calling their high pitched whistle note. They were moving north but then swung in a NE direction and out of view. I am puzzled by there being four of them and moving in a close group. It is too early for young of the year. Are
they late migrants? Do the young from the previous year stay with the parents until the following year? I am not aware of it if that is the case. I can't come up with a satisfactory explanation.


Thanks, Gerard


Gerard Lillie

Portland, OR



Subject: Lewis's Woodpecker- Columbia Hills State Park
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 13:12 pm
From: jonathan AT phlumf.com
 
Came across a group of Lewis's Woodpeckers at the newish lower trail at Columbia Hills State Park (aka Dalles Mtn Ranch) north of The Dalles. They're in some oaks just past  the waterfall, but before you pass the creek, so about a half mile up the trail. This is from the trailhead that's right off hwy 14. I saw about 3-4 of them... are they communal? I didn't think so. Appears they have a nest in an oak on the left side of the trail in that section.

Of course, even without the birds, the area is gorgeous with wildflowers right now.

Jonathan
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Subject: Mt. Tabor
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 13:08 pm
From: gerardlillie AT outlook.com
 
Hello All,


Like Bob Flores observedin Ridgefield, Mt. Tabor experienced a fall out this morning. The entire slope from the north end of the top loop road down slope to the upper parking area was dripping with birds. There were so many I don't know how to estimate
the numbers. There were 200+ birds present. It seemed like all big leaf maples and many Doug firs were alive with birds. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were the most numerous but there were many other warbler species present in very good numbers. Today was unusual
in that NASHVILLE WARBLERS outnumbered ORANGE-CROWNED. I'll make a stab at estimating warbler numbers: YELLOW-RUMP 125, TOWNSEND 30, BLACK-THROATED GRAY 30, NASHVILLE 25, ORANGE-CROWNED 20, WILSON 8, MACGILLIVRAY'S 1, HERMIT 1. Many other species were present,
also. HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER 1, flycatcher sp. 3, HERMIT THRUSH 6, CASSIN'S VIREO 3, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET 40,WARBLING VIREO 3, HUTTON'S VIREO 1,WESTERN TANAGER 3, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE 1, EVENING GROSBEAK 35. Ofcourse there were lots of other usual suspects
present as well such as Juncos, Song Sparrows, Spotted Towhee, etc. It was quite a morning.


Good birding, Gerard


Gerard Lillie

Portland, OR



Subject: Lane coast SOLITARY SP
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 12:38 pm
From: jdanielfarrar AT gmail.com
 
Obol,  Reuban Pannier photographed a SOLITARY SANDPIPER along the edge of Siltcoos River yesterday (4-21). It was on the sand bar west of the bridge to Waxmyrtle Campground. I looked for it 20 minutes later to no avail. Also checked this AM and did not see it.Daniel Farrar
Dunes City, Oregon
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Subject: Fallout with the rain, Ridgefield, Clark Co, WA
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 12:06 pm
From: rflores_2 AT msn.com
 
At about 9am when the rain started I found a large number of migrants, for my yard anyway, that included 37 yellow-rumped, 4 orange-crowned, 1 Nashville and 1 Townsend's warblers also 3 ruby-crowned kinglets and a male Western tanager. The tanager is my second in a week both earlier than my past experience.

Bob Flores
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Subject: Best Oregon Bird: Brewer's Blackbird
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 11:17 am
From: baro AT pdx.edu
 
Thought you might object. But this post had nothing to do with a state bird. It referred to the strange distribution of Brewers Blackbirds.  they aren't just another non native trash bird as was suggested by the post to which i referred. For some reason they find something attractive at statewide Costcos as other posts have discussed in recent years. This is an interesting ornithological phenomenon. They have other interesting distributions as well. For instance roadsides. Bob

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Robert O'Brien <baro@pdx.edu> wrote:
> Actually, although i dont keep a list, i don't recall any birds except Brewers Blackbirds at the Clackamas Costco in 20+ years. Bob obrien
>
> On Friday, April 21, 2017, Karl Schneck <keschneckdds@gmail.com> wrote:
>> anyone have a costco life list?
>> starling, gull (sp.?), brewer's blackbird, house sparrow.... maybe some good flyovers?
>> I'll start mine this afternoon when I go to get my new costco birding ears checked.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Karl Schneck
>>
>> "As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail." John Muir
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 3:31 PM, Robert O'Brien <baro@pdx.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>> How much $$$ did costco pay for your endorsement?
>>>
>>> On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > dressed in tasteful basic black, cheeky, found in all counties all year
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Subject: Flycatcher ID Help
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 11:12 am
From: KayCarter AT astound.net
 
I know this is a long shot, as I am missing both photos and certain ID details. But, I™ll give it a try.
I saw a flycatcher yesterday that was silent (or I wouldn™t be writing this). Here™s what I do know about it:
Location
Canby, Clackamas county
Immediately south of the Willamette River
Foraging in mixed blackberries, native shrubs, small and large trees along edge of an open field
Behavior
Actively flycatching at between 5™ and 30™ above the ground, spending most of its time at around 20™-25™
No noticeable tail flicking or wagging
Description
Head, back, and tail a medium-to-dark grayish brown (or perhaps brownish gray ˜)
One obvious wing bar; there could easily have been a second
Underparts uniformly pale (off-white); if there was any olive on either the breast or sides, it was pale and/or minimal and/or I just didn™t note it
Any eye ring was not prominent (I looked for this, but on the other hand, the bird was not close and was not sitting still much where I could get a good look)
The head appeared rounded; I did not see anything approaching a crested look
I have nothing to say about primary projection or tail length
I know there have been recent sightings of Pacific-slope Flycatchers in the Portland area, but this bird seemed too dull to me and I think I would have noticed more of an eye ring. On the other hand, I™m no flycatcher expert and have seen precious few Pac-slopes (that I™m aware of).
Willows breed in the general area, and this bird seems most like a Willow to me. However, it would be incredibly early . . .
Thanks for any thoughts or insights.
Kay Carter
Canby



Subject: Barn swallows
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 10:35 am
From: pat.truhn AT gmail.com
 
The first few barn swallows have arrived and have claimed their nests in the barn.  Now I know that Spring has arrived. We also had 6 Audubon Yellow-rumpled warblers pass through and flit around the cherry blossoms one afternoon this week.

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Subject: Lane County 4/21
Date: Sat Apr 22 2017 10:34 am
From: joshua.p.little AT gmail.com
 
Hello bird folks,
Yesterday John and I worked part of the Lane County Coast then finished the day around Fern Ridge. While we didn't get anything unexpected, we did have a great day of enjoying the beautiful weather, and it was both of our first time seeing 100+ species in a day this year.
Worth noting:12 species of shorebirdsSiltcoos Beach had 13 Snowy Plovers; 3 flyby Whimbrel; lots of Caspian Terns heading northFOY Wilson's Warblers were quite ubiquitous, especially on the coastJohn got pics of an Osprey with a lamp ray at the north jetty, where there was also a hummingbird divebombing a MerlinHad a likely Calliope Hummingbird ear the north jetty mudflats, but just couldn't get on it for long enough to confirmOrange-crowned and both Myrtle and Audubon's Warblers dominated the scene at Perkins Peninsula, but we also had Wilson's and Yellowthroat and our FOY MaCgillivray's, plus a Western KingbirdAnother Western Kingbird was near the tracks by Meadowlark Prairie
By the end of the day we had scraped up 116 species in the county. Full list is below. Lovely day to be out.
Good birding,
Joshua



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eBird Checklist Summary for: Apr 21, 2017, 1:00 AM to Apr 22, 2017, 11:49 PM


Number of Checklists: 13

Number of Taxa: 122


Checklists included in this summary:

(1): Siltcoos River Estuary

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 6:35 AM

(2): Siuslaw River--North Jetty

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 8:51 AM

(3): Baker Beach Rd.

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 10:31 AM

(4): Cape Mtn

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 11:31 AM

(5): 44.0222x-123.9091 - Apr 21, 2017, 12:51 PM

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 12:51 PM

(6): Fern Ridge WMA--Perkins Penninsula

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 1:33 PM

(7): Fern Ridge WMA--Fisher Butte area (south)

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 2:43 PM

(8): Florence incidentals

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 10:14 AM

(9): Cantrell Rd.--wetland south of intersection with K.R. Nielsen

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 3:37 PM

(10): US-OR-Eugene-87701-87801 Oak Hill Dr - 44.0425x-123.2183

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 3:47 PM

(11): Meadowlark Prairie--overlook/picnic shelters

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 3:59 PM

(12): Greenhill Rd. pullout/gate at southern end of Meadowlark Prairie

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 4:08 PM

(13): Eugene General (Incidentals)

Date: Apr 21, 2017, 4:31 PM


510 Cackling Goose -- (6),(7),(11)

12 Canada Goose -- (3),(11)

45 Gadwall -- (7),(11)

16 American Wigeon -- (7),(11)

46 Mallard -- (1),(2),(3),(7),(11),(13)

3 Blue-winged Teal -- (7)

10 Cinnamon Teal -- (7)

70 Northern Shoveler -- (7),(11)

20 Northern Pintail -- (7)

65 Green-winged Teal (American) -- (7),(11)

2 Ring-necked Duck -- (7)

16 Surf Scoter -- (1),(2)

3 White-winged Scoter -- (1),(2)

17 Bufflehead -- (1),(2),(7)

2 Red-breasted Merganser -- (2)

2 Ruddy Duck -- (7)

1 Ring-necked Pheasant -- (11)

8 Red-throated Loon -- (1),(2)

5 Common Loon -- (1),(2)

8 Pied-billed Grebe -- (1),(6),(7)

1 Horned Grebe -- (2)

2 Red-necked Grebe -- (2)

4 Western Grebe -- (2)

10 Brandt's Cormorant -- (3)

10 Pelagic Cormorant -- (1),(2)

14 Double-crested Cormorant -- (1),(2),(7)

40 American White Pelican -- (7)

1 Brown Pelican -- (1)

2 Great Blue Heron -- (6),(7)

3 Great Egret -- (7),(9)

5 Turkey Vulture -- (2),(7),(9),(12)

3 Osprey -- (2),(6),(13)

2 Northern Harrier -- (7),(9)

4 Bald Eagle -- (1),(2)

4 Red-tailed Hawk -- (7),(9),(11)

2 Virginia Rail -- (7)

3 Sora -- (7)

100 American Coot -- (7)

1 Black-bellied Plover -- (2)

13 Snowy Plover -- (1)

6 Semipalmated Plover -- (1),(2),(3)

4 Killdeer -- (1),(6),(11)

3 Whimbrel -- (1)

14 Black Turnstone -- (2)

1 Surfbird -- (2)

110 Sanderling -- (1),(2)

20 Dunlin -- (2),(3),(7)

10 Least Sandpiper -- (2),(7)

110 Western Sandpiper -- (1),(3),(7)

25 peep sp. -- (2)

3 Greater Yellowlegs -- (9),(11)

26 Common Murre -- (1),(2)

6 Marbled Murrelet -- (1)

20 Western Gull -- (1),(2),(3)

1 California Gull -- (1)

7 Glaucous-winged Gull -- (1),(2)

4 Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) -- (1),(2)

2 gull sp. -- (2)

44 Caspian Tern -- (1),(2)

5 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (13)

1 Band-tailed Pigeon -- (5)

5 Eurasian Collared-Dove -- (2)

2 Mourning Dove -- (2),(7)

4 Vaux's Swift -- (8),(13)

2 Anna's Hummingbird -- (2)

4 Rufous Hummingbird -- (1),(3)

2 hummingbird sp. -- (2)

2 Acorn Woodpecker -- (6)

1 Downy Woodpecker -- (1)

1 Hairy Woodpecker -- (1)

3 Northern Flicker -- (1),(2),(6)

1 American Kestrel -- (11)

1 Merlin -- (2)

2 Western Kingbird -- (6),(12)

1 Hutton's Vireo -- (4)

1 Cassin's Vireo -- (6)

11 Steller's Jay -- (1),(2),(3)

4 California Scrub-Jay -- (6)

23 American Crow -- (1),(2),(3),(6),(7)

5 Common Raven -- (1),(7)

56 Tree Swallow -- (1),(3),(6),(7),(10)

11 Violet-green Swallow -- (2),(6)

10 Barn Swallow -- (1)

2 Cliff Swallow -- (13)

7 Black-capped Chickadee -- (6),(10)

23 Chestnut-backed Chickadee -- (1),(2),(3),(4)

5 Bushtit -- (2)

1 Red-breasted Nuthatch -- (6)

2 Brown Creeper -- (4),(6)

9 Pacific Wren -- (1),(2),(3),(4)

2 Marsh Wren -- (1),(3)

27 Golden-crowned Kinglet -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(6)

2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (6)

5 Wrentit -- (1)

3 Western Bluebird -- (10)

44 American Robin -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(6),(7),(11)

26 European Starling -- (2),(3),(6),(7)

34 Orange-crowned Warbler -- (1),(2),(3),(6),(7)

2 MacGillivray's Warbler -- (6)

11 Common Yellowthroat -- (1),(2),(3),(6),(7),(9)

1 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- (2)

16 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) -- (6),(7)

43 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) -- (6),(7)

11 Wilson's Warbler -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(6)

1 Chipping Sparrow -- (10)

4 Dark-eyed Junco -- (1),(4),(6)

19 White-crowned Sparrow -- (1),(2),(3),(6),(10)

10 Golden-crowned Sparrow -- (6),(7),(10)

13 Savannah Sparrow -- (1),(2),(7),(9)

35 Song Sparrow -- (1),(2),(3),(6),(7),(11),(12)

1 Lincoln's Sparrow -- (7)

14 Spotted Towhee -- (1),(2),(3),(6),(10)

39 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1),(6),(7)

4 Western Meadowlark -- (7),(9),(11)

6 Yellow-headed Blackbird -- (7)

1 Brewer's Blackbird -- (11)

5 Brown-headed Cowbird -- (1),(12)

3 House Finch -- (10),(13)

8 Purple Finch -- (1),(2),(3),(6)

3 Lesser Goldfinch -- (10)

2 American Goldfinch -- (13)

4 House Sparrow -- (8)


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Subject: Re: Swainson's hawk over Wilsonville
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 22:40 pm
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
_*

Driving east at full speed Wednesday I saw at least one Swainson's Hawk cross I-84 in Umatilla, Union and Baker Counties. Thursday and Friday Swainson's Hawks were ubiquitous around Ontario. I don't believe I've ever been anywhere in eastern Oregon in April in my whole life, so I'm not sure if these are typical numbers for the species. Lars
On Apr 21, 2017, at 4:04 PM, Joseph Blowers (Redacted sender "josephblowers" for DMARC) wrote:

> A light morph adult Swainson's Hawk was soaring on a thermal over Coffee Creek Wetlands in Wilsonville this afternoon about 3:45 PM.
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Subject: McMinnville's Airport Park
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 22:32 pm
From: paultsullivan AT onlinenw.com
 
I went out to McMinnville™s Airport Park 10 AM “ 1 PM. This nature park is across Hwy 18 from the Air Museum and has 1.5 miles of trail. It is a good place for spring migrants.
Highlight: For those who don™t know me, I have a bushy head of curly white hair. I was standing still, with my hands cupped behind my ears, trying to zero in on a tapping woodpecker. Suddenly a HUMMINGBIRD came up behind me and buzzed that back of my head for what seemed like a long time (5-10 sec?). It went back and forth across the back of my head. I presume it was gathering hair for nest building. Being alone, without a mirror, I couldn™t see the bird. When it backed off, I turned around and saw it fly off. I™m guessing it was an Anna™s, but I don™t know.
Highlight #2: I found my first BROWN CREEPER of the year. I can™t hear them any more unless I™m close
Other species:
Lots of ROBINS
Treetops: many ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, several TOWNSEND™S and a few BLACK=THORATED GRAY WARBLERS, BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES, and singing PURPLE FINCHES. Few RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, R-B NUTHATCHES, and C-B CHICKADEES. I saw one furtive STELLER™S JAY and two secretive RAVENS. Distant FLICKER.
Underbrush: multiple SPOTTED TOWHEES, PACIFIC and BEWICK™S WRENS, SONG SPARROWS, 2 noisy Scrub Jays
Flyover: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
It was 76 degrees here in McMinnville at 6 PM. Beaurtiful day.
Good birding, everyone,
Paul Sullivan



Subject: Shorebirds
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 22:13 pm
From: roy.loweiii AT gmail.com
 
I found a flock of shorebirds on the beach this afternoon near Sandpiper Village North of Waldport. The flock included 80 whimbrel, 25 western sandpipers, 12 least sandpipers, 2 semipalmated plovers, and 4 back-bellied plover. The flock was flushed twice by a merlin, but I didn't see it take anything.
It was beautiful t-shirt weather on the beach today.
Roy



Subject: Pair Nashville warblers, south of Eugene
Date: Fri Apr 21 2017 21:38 pm
From: maeveanddick AT q.com
 
This evening a pair of Nashville warblers were foraging in a birch tree right off our deck.
An Orange-crowned warbler was with them.
Maeve and Dick
SW of Eugene


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