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21 Oct: @ 12:25:36  Mckimmens RD Nehalem [davidmandell]
21 Oct: @ 12:04:09  Goodspeed Road Sage Thrasher Yes [James Billstine]
21 Oct: @ 11:50:09  Grasshopper Sparrow, McDonalf Dike RD Nehalem [davidmandell]
21 Oct: @ 08:35:37  Curry Birds of late [Tim Rodenkirk]
21 Oct: @ 01:02:05  Re: where are the Lessers? [Jack Maynard]
20 Oct: @ 23:51:16  Common Ringed Plover in California [Robert O'Brien]
20 Oct: @ 22:03:13  Florence Area Birds [Tye Jeske]
20 Oct: @ 21:59:13  Green Ridge today [David Vick]
20 Oct: @ 18:46:17  Re: where are the Lessers? [Chris Armstrong]
20 Oct: @ 18:05:35  Green Heron by Eugene East Bank Bike Path [Ellen Cantor]
20 Oct: @ 18:02:37  Fernhill Wetlands: Rough-legged Hawk, leucistic Cackler [Harry Fuller]
20 Oct: @ 17:47:59  Great Gray Owl - Black Butte Ranch [Jack Williamson]
20 Oct: @ 16:40:45  Re: Philomath Poo Ponds Dickcissel continues [Jacob Mathison]
20 Oct: @ 15:14:54  Sandhill Cranes low flying over Silverton, East Marion county [Roger Freeman]
20 Oct: @ 15:06:11  Philomath Poo Ponds Dickcissel continues [Jacob Mathison]
20 Oct: @ 15:01:13  Re: Sage Thrasher Goodspeed Rd. Tillamook Cty. [Jacob Mathison]
20 Oct: @ 14:59:10  Sage Thrasher Goodspeed Rd. Tillamook Cty. [Audrey Addison]
20 Oct: @ 14:40:03  Sand hill cranes over SW Portland [John Pendleton]
20 Oct: @ 14:12:55  where are the Lessers? [Stephen Rice]
20 Oct: @ 12:56:40  flor palm continues [Alan Contreras]
20 Oct: @ 00:49:09  Re: PalmWarbler or ? [Steve Jaggers]
19 Oct: @ 23:55:40  Re: PalmWarbler or ? [David Irons]
19 Oct: @ 23:48:52  Re: PalmWarbler or ? [Jacob Mathison]
19 Oct: @ 23:33:44  PalmWarbler or ? [Steve Jaggers]
19 Oct: @ 16:30:15  Lane Coast Palm Warblers continue [Diane Pettey]
19 Oct: @ 16:29:13  Ona Beach SP No. Shrike (Lincoln Co.) [Range Bayer]
19 Oct: @ 16:21:56  White-tailed kite – Nehalem sewage ponds. [Beverly Hallberg]
19 Oct: @ 15:58:55  Fwd: [NEOORN-L] Behavioral Ecology Vol. 29, 4-5 [Larry McQueen]
19 Oct: @ 14:55:48  Black Scoter--Union County [Kent Coe]
19 Oct: @ 11:02:12  Dickcissel, PPP [sylviaspfd]
18 Oct: @ 18:49:40  Say’s Phoebe - Eugene airport [Barbara Combs]
18 Oct: @ 18:37:45  Sheridan sewage ponds, Thur, Oct 18 [Paul Sullivan]
18 Oct: @ 17:35:08  Florence Palms, Shrike, etc [Daniel Farrar]
18 Oct: @ 16:33:57  Says Phoebe & Band Tailed Pigeon & Arlie Park [Dennis Arendt]
18 Oct: @ 13:56:35  Re: Broughton Beach banded Horned Lark [Katy Weil]
18 Oct: @ 12:54:21  Re: Broughton Beach banded Horned Lark [Jack Maynard]
18 Oct: @ 12:24:33  Tropical Kingbird Bayocean Spit- Tillamook [James Billstine]
18 Oct: @ 11:31:42  Says phoebe at LCC [Dennis Arendt]
18 Oct: @ 11:19:06  Broughton Beach banded Horned Lark [Andy Frank]
18 Oct: @ 10:43:22  White-throated sparrow, Clark Co., WA [Bob]
18 Oct: @ 09:35:48  DICKCISSEL continues [Caleb Centanni]
18 Oct: @ 01:56:04  RBA: Portland, OR 10-18-18 [Harry Nehls]
17 Oct: @ 22:49:41  A couple Coos Birds 10/17/18 [Tim Rodenkirk]
17 Oct: @ 22:44:46  Pittock, NW Portland, 2 weeks ending 10/17/18 [Wink Gross]
17 Oct: @ 22:26:27  Pittock, NW Portland, week ending 10/3/18--LATE REPORT [Wink Gross]
17 Oct: @ 22:02:19  HMSC Tropical Kingbird on 10/16 (Lincoln Co.) [Range Bayer]
17 Oct: @ 21:48:49  Baskett Slough and Black Phoebes [Brandon Wagner]
17 Oct: @ 18:59:20  spotting scope found Oct 17 [Barry McKenzie]
17 Oct: @ 18:00:15  ECAS Wednesday a.m. around Sunriver [jmeredit]
17 Oct: @ 17:35:48  Re: Odd sea duck persists @ Seaside Cove--Eider retraction [Bob Archer]





Subject: Mckimmens RD Nehalem
Date: Sun Oct 21 2018 12:25 pm
From: davidmandell AT earthlink.net
 
Tropical Kingbird, Palm Warbler, Swamp Sparrow




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Subject: Goodspeed Road Sage Thrasher Yes
Date: Sun Oct 21 2018 12:04 pm
From: billstinj AT gmail.com
 
The Tillamook Goodspeed Road Sage Thrasher was sitting on the mailbox just
past the first house this morning at 9:30. Later I observed it feeding on
blackberries.



Subject: Grasshopper Sparrow, McDonalf Dike RD Nehalem
Date: Sun Oct 21 2018 11:50 am
From: davidmandell AT earthlink.net
 
About 75 yards past bridge on right.




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Subject: Curry Birds of late
Date: Sun Oct 21 2018 8:35 am
From: timrodenkirk AT gmail.com
 
Yesterday the 20th, Terry Wahl left me a message that he heard 2nd hand that a bird that may have been a magpie was seen scavenging on a dead sheep on the west end of Langlois. As it happened several of us were hiking out at Floras Lake so we stopped in Langlois afterwards and I unsuccessfully looked for a magpie while they ate lunch. Terry couldnt refind it either. Not sure on the details, seems pretty unlikely one would show up in Langlois though???? Did have a flyover calling Palm Warbler on the edge of town. Terry said there have been lots of Lapland Longspurs and Palm Warblers on the family ranch near Cape Blanco lately.
Last night about 0830 I walked out the front door of our house in Coos Bay to get something from my truck and heard what sounded exactly like a C Poorwill call. Just one call but very clear. I waited for more calls then did what I thought were decent immitations without hearing anything else. I think I will chalk that up to an auditory hallucination???
Lotsa fog again this AM- yesterday was the first sunny day here in a while.
Happy birding!Tim RCoos Bay



Subject: Re: where are the Lessers?
Date: Sun Oct 21 2018 1:02 am
From: jmaynard AT peak.org
 
Im in NE PDX Laurelhurst area, and Ive had nothing but Lesser Goldfinches. A few House Finch and other regulars, but no American Goldfinches. ???

Jack Maynard NE PDX

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> On Oct 20, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Chris Armstrong wrote:
>
> I have noticed the same thing. I have Annas coming to the feeder. Juncos, song sparrows, WC sparrows, BC chickadees, and American Goldfinches, but no Lesser Goldfinches, and the Pine Siskin's are hiding as well. I have seen both in the area, and they have come to the feeders before.
>
> Chris Armstrong
> Beaverton
>
>> On Oct 20, 2018, at 12:12 PM, Stephen Rice wrote:
>>
>> What with so many dry sunny days, cricket song every night, it doesnt feel all that autumnal yet in our SE Portland yard. Bathing, drinking from fountain, swaying atop Echinaceas plucking seed, pigging out on sunflower chips are dozens of American Goldfinches , not one Lesser. (usually many more Lessers) They are actually dining from thistle seed sock also, after ignoring it in recent years. (Maybe this batch of seed less stale than the last, but still pretty old)
>>
>> House Finches splashing, Towhee eating a grasshopper, Bushtit mobs come and go, one Song Sparrow, both BC and CB chickadees in and out, multiple Annas working the Fuchsias and chasing one another around nectar feeder.
>>
>> Downy and Flicker, both small, visit suet. Hope were not getting younger generation hooked on store-bought food. Crows bring their Dairy Queen loot over here to soak.
>>
>> A few Juncos on the ground, have seen only 1 GC sparrow, although we hear them now and then.
>>
>> Hearing Robins, and Waxwings aplenty, in the neighborhood.
>>
>> Steve Rice
>> near SE 55th & Division
>> Portland
>>
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Subject: Common Ringed Plover in California
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 23:51 pm
From: baro AT pdx.edu
 
There was a discussion of this species on OBOL a month or so ago.It is hard to identify but should definitely be looked for in Oregon. eBird shows 3west coast records, none in Oregon.One is currently a point Reyes just north ofSan Francisco.
Good photos at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
Bob OBrien



Subject: Florence Area Birds
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 22:03 pm
From: dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org
 
Today Alan Contreras, Daniel Farrar, and I birded around the Florence and Siltcoos region today. We had great conditions out on the coast and some good birds.

We started at the Siltcoos River Estuary where we got about 30 species. Nothing too exotic besides a yellow-shafted flicker. Shorebird wise we had a single sanderling, killdeer, Long billed Dow, black-bellied plov and a group of Dunlin. Only 2 flyover pipits, which isn't many for this time of year. Lots of myrtle warblers as well. Pretty basic fall migrant movement happening at Siltcoos. No longspur, shrike, or tropical Ks were seen.

We next went to the port of Siuslaw campground to look for the 3 palm warblers. It took us a little while but we eventually found 2 of them. They were unusually high up for a palm. We ran into quite a few birders there including Scott McNeely and Kit Larson. Other highlights at the port included a very loud flyover osprey (a bit late), and a California scrub jay.

After lunch we headed over to the South Jetty. We first stopped at the dog pond which only held 5 species. And some bafoon took the fence down to try and drive the car into the dog pond. Not much along the south Jetty road, expect on our way back we had a immature shrike, Kit and Scott had one to, but in a different location, so probably different bird. We took a look at the crab docks which again didn't hold much. We then went to the south Jetty parking lot, we did not walk the Jetty, in the channel we saw some surf scoters, common loon, red-necked grebe, and a somewhat late rhino auk.

We headed over to the North Jetty next, we only checked the mudflats, and didn't go into the main parking lot area. The Mudflats had a higher than usual amount of gulls, about 350 calis, 50 western, 2 glaucous-winged, 10 herring, and a single ring-billed. The most unusual thing at the Mudflats, at the Mudflats was a young coot, in the small creek that had seemingly given up on life, while trying not to become a eagle-snack.

We then finished off with Waite ranch. Where we got 34 species. In prosser slough there was a lot of mallards, a single coot, a few green wing teal, and a couple hoody mergs. A lot of song sparrows and waxwing dominated Waite. A few Lincoln's, golden-crowned, and a single savannah and white crowned sparrow as well. Highlights were a couple of late turkey vultures a brief look at a swamp sparrow, which is a bit early, but not totally unusual as they have wintered there at least twice. The biggest surprise was two ruffed grouse in the bushes along the dike which were giving alarm calls, and gave us a brief look.

That's mostly everything that was important to talk about, great day Birding in Florence! Alan of Daniel can add anything I forgot

Good Birding.
Tye J


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Subject: Green Ridge today
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 21:59 pm
From: or.naturalist AT gmail.com
 
A total of 18 participants and visitors enjoyed a cloudless fall day that
started and ended in the 60's. 1-3 mph winds primarily from the NE were
not the most favorable for migrants but we still had 52 raptors move
through. The majority of the birds passed at distance and at moderate
heights on the east side of the ridge.

3 Bald Eagle
12 Sharp-shinned Hawk
8 Cooper's Hawk
1 Northern Goshawk
17 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Rough-legged Hawk
3 Golden Eagle
3 Merlin
3 Unid. Accipiter
1 Unid. Buteo

Tomorrow is our last scheduled day of the season so if you snooze you loose.

David



Subject: Re: where are the Lessers?
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 18:46 pm
From: chrisleearmstrong AT gmail.com
 
I have noticed the same thing. I have Annas coming to the feeder. Juncos, song sparrows, WC sparrows, BC chickadees, and American Goldfinches, but no Lesser Goldfinches, and the Pine Siskin's are hiding as well. I have seen both in the area, and they have come to the feeders before.

Chris Armstrong
Beaverton

> On Oct 20, 2018, at 12:12 PM, Stephen Rice wrote:
>
> What with so many dry sunny days, cricket song every night, it doesnt feel all that autumnal yet in our SE Portland yard. Bathing, drinking from fountain, swaying atop Echinaceas plucking seed, pigging out on sunflower chips are dozens of American Goldfinches , not one Lesser. (usually many more Lessers) They are actually dining from thistle seed sock also, after ignoring it in recent years. (Maybe this batch of seed less stale than the last, but still pretty old)
>
> House Finches splashing, Towhee eating a grasshopper, Bushtit mobs come and go, one Song Sparrow, both BC and CB chickadees in and out, multiple Annas working the Fuchsias and chasing one another around nectar feeder.
>
> Downy and Flicker, both small, visit suet. Hope were not getting younger generation hooked on store-bought food. Crows bring their Dairy Queen loot over here to soak.
>
> A few Juncos on the ground, have seen only 1 GC sparrow, although we hear them now and then.
>
> Hearing Robins, and Waxwings aplenty, in the neighborhood.
>
> Steve Rice
> near SE 55th & Division
> Portland
>
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Subject: Green Heron by Eugene East Bank Bike Path
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 18:05 pm
From: ellencantor AT gmail.com
 
A juvenile Green Heron was doing some major hanging out on a mostly submerged log in a shallow slough just east of Valley River mall parking lot, on the north side of the bike path. This section is built above the marsh and is bordered by metal railings. Perhaps this amazing fall weather has this bird thinking that it already made its southern migration!
Ellen Cantor in tropical Eugene



Subject: Fernhill Wetlands: Rough-legged Hawk, leucistic Cackler
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 18:02 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
Otherwise the usual ducks and shorebirds. No gulls, no eagle.
Other pics of leuscistic goose on my blog: atowhee.blog/2018/10/20/fernhill/

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Subject: Great Gray Owl - Black Butte Ranch
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 17:47 pm
From: jack.williamson.jr AT gmail.com
 
I caught a glimpse of what I thought might be a Great Gray Owl back on
October 4th while we were on one of our favorite walks at Black Butte
Ranch. And, today we repeated the walk but kept our border collie, Remy,
close as we approached the area where I thought she flushed a large gray
bird sixteen days ago. It was a strategy that paid off! This has been a
nemesis species for us and while I won't bore you with the miles we have
driven and hiked to find one of these birds on our own, we will say that
after all of our effort it was absolutely thrilling to locate one so close
to home!

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Jack Williamson
West Linn, Oregon



Subject: Re: Philomath Poo Ponds Dickcissel continues
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 16:40 pm
From: jacobmathison1 AT gmail.com
 
For birders who are not in the Corvallis area, the Philomath Poo Ponds (PPP) are the Philomath Sewage Ponds.
Jacob Mathison
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On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:06 PM George Neavoll <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi, Jacob -
Is this the Philomath Sewage Ponds? Nice pix of the Dickcissel, in any case!
George NeavollS.W. Portland
On Oct 20, 2018, at 1:05 PM, Jacob Mathison <[email protected]> wrote:Seen by several birders this morning. It hangs out in the brambles by the south dike, feeding every few minutes at the seed spread at the first road connecting the dike road and the one below. Coordinates: 44.518104, -123.346639. You can see pictures in my eBird list: https://ebird.org/pnw/view/che...
Good birding!Jacob Mathison
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes low flying over Silverton, East Marion county
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 15:14 pm
From: freemanbecard AT gmail.com
 
Just had 16 low flying sandhill cranes circling and gaining altitude over
Silverton and then headed south. Apparently spent the night in a local
field nearby.
Cascade west foothills

Roger Freeman
Silverton hills
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Subject: Philomath Poo Ponds Dickcissel continues
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 15:06 pm
From: jacobmathison1 AT gmail.com
 
Seen by several birders this morning. It hangs out in the brambles by the
south dike, feeding every few minutes at the seed spread at the first road
connecting the dike road and the one below. Coordinates: 44.518104,
-123.346639. You can see pictures in my eBird list:
https://ebird.org/pnw/view/che...

Good birding!

Jacob Mathison
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Subject: Re: Sage Thrasher Goodspeed Rd. Tillamook Cty.
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 15:01 pm
From: jacobmathison1 AT gmail.com
 
Nice find! I seem to remember one being there a few months ago. 

Jacob Mathison
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"If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a singing bird will come." ~Chinese Proverb


On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 12:59 PM Audrey Addison <[email protected]> wrote:
Just found a Sage Thrasher on Goodspeed Rd in Tillamook. In blackberry brambles on right side of rd just past the first residence. Here:

4528'15.1"N 12350'48.1"W

Goodspeed Rd N, Tillamook, OR 97141
https://goo.gl/maps/nAXJuvr7vE...

(45.4708475, -123.8466940)


Audrey

PDX




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Subject: Sage Thrasher Goodspeed Rd. Tillamook Cty.
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 14:59 pm
From: audrey.e.addison AT gmail.com
 
Just found a Sage Thrasher on Goodspeed Rd in Tillamook. In blackberry brambles on right side of rd just past the first residence. Here: 
4528'15.1"N 12350'48.1"W
Goodspeed Rd N, Tillamook, OR 97141
https://goo.gl/maps/nAXJuvr7vE...
(45.4708475, -123.8466940)

Audrey
PDX



Subject: Sand hill cranes over SW Portland
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 14:40 pm
From: johnpend1 AT gmail.com
 
Flock of about 60+ circling over SW Portland north of Multnomah Village.

John Pendleton
SW Portland
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Subject: where are the Lessers?
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 14:12 pm
From: birdguy AT gorge.net
 
What with so many dry sunny days, cricket song every night, it doesnt feel all that autumnal yet in our SE Portland yard.  Bathing, drinking from fountain, swaying atop Echinaceas plucking seed, pigging out on sunflower chips are dozens of American Goldfinches , not one Lesser.  (usually many more Lessers)  They are actually dining from thistle seed sock also, after ignoring it in recent years.  (Maybe this batch of seed less stale than the last, but still pretty old)

House Finches splashing, Towhee eating a grasshopper, Bushtit mobs come and go, one Song Sparrow, both BC and CB chickadees in and out, multiple Annas working the Fuchsias and chasing one another around nectar feeder.

Downy and Flicker, both small, visit suet. Hope were not getting younger generation hooked on store-bought food. Crows bring their Dairy Queen loot over here to soak.

A few Juncos on the ground, have seen only 1 GC sparrow, although we hear them now and then.

Hearing Robins, and Waxwings aplenty, in the neighborhood.

Steve Rice
near SE 55th & Division
Portland

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Subject: flor palm continues
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 12:56 pm
From: acontrer56 AT gmail.com
 
One in pines at space 39-40, port campground.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

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Subject: Re: PalmWarbler or ?
Date: Sat Oct 20 2018 0:49 am
From: SJJag AT comcast.net
 
Ok, Golden crowned sp. the colors did confuse. The rich colors of the head and wings seem odd for the season.
Steve.


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This is a Golden-crowned Sparrow with refracted light making the undersides look yellow

Dave Irons
Beaverton, OR

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> Saw this in Facebook Birding Oregon, closest id I can make is Palm Warbler?
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Subject: Re: PalmWarbler or ?
Date: Fri Oct 19 2018 23:55 pm
From: llsdirons AT msn.com
 
This is a Golden-crowned Sparrow with refracted light making the undersides look yellow

Dave Irons
Beaverton, OR

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Subject: Re: PalmWarbler or ?
Date: Fri Oct 19 2018 23:48 pm
From: jacobmathison1 AT gmail.com
 
Looks more like a Golden-crowned Sparrow to me.
On Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 21:33 Steve Jaggers <[email protected]> wrote:
Saw this in Facebook Birding Oregon, closest id I can make is Palm Warbler?

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Subject: PalmWarbler or ?
Date: Fri Oct 19 2018 23:33 pm
From: SJJag AT comcast.net
 
Saw this in Facebook Birding Oregon, closest id I can make is Palm Warbler?
Steve Jaggers

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Subject: Lane Coast Palm Warblers continue
Date: Fri Oct 19 2018 16:30 pm
From: surfbird AT q.com
 
This morning, Daniel Farrar and I birded the Port of Siuslaw area
including the campground. Still present in the pines were three Palm
Warblers, a few camp spaces down from the office.

Also seen in the area included several Lincoln's Sparrows, an Osprey and
a Common Yellowthroat. A single Cackling Goose was feeding and resting
in the grass strip near the Port parking lot.

regards,

Diane Pettey

Heceta Beach, OR


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Subject: Ona Beach SP No. Shrike (Lincoln Co.)
Date: Fri Oct 19 2018 16:29 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2018 08:35 by Team Ona

- Ona Beach SP, Lincoln, Oregon

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- Media: 1 Photo

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Subject: White-tailed kite – Nehalem sewage ponds.
Date: Fri Oct 19 2018 16:21 pm
From: mapsout AT comcast.net
 
Hi all, I am currently looking at a White-tailed Kite across the field thats across from the sewage ponds.
Beverly



Subject: Behavioral Ecology Vol. 29, 4-5
Date: Fri Oct 19 2018 15:58 pm
From: larmcqueen AT msn.com
 
OBOLers,

Here is yet another interesting survival adaptation of Brown-headed Cowbird. Check the link below for the article.

Larry

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Subject: Black Scoter--Union County
Date: Fri Oct 19 2018 14:55 pm
From: kcoe AT eoni.com
 
Two black scoters were viewed this morning at the La Grande Sewage Ponds in Union County.  Trent Bray said its the first time black scoters have been recorded in the county.  One e-bird list, with a link to the location is at:  https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

Always good birding!

Kent

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Subject: Dickcissel, PPP
Date: Fri Oct 19 2018 11:02 am
From: sylviaspfd AT gmail.com
 
the Dickcissel was well seen this morning about 8:15 and watched  until I left at 9:00. others were still watching it.

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Subject: Say’s Phoebe - Eugene airport
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 18:49 pm
From: bcombs232 AT gmail.com
 
Late this afternoon I found a Says Phoebe on the fence at the SW corner of the Eugene airport property.
For those familiar with the area, prepare to be shocked. The small woods with the Red-tailed Hawk nest and the shaded stream that was home to Wood Ducks are gone. The area is totally flat and barren.--
Barbara Combs obie '70
Lane County, OR



Subject: Sheridan sewage ponds, Thur, Oct 18
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 18:37 pm
From: paultsullivan AT onlinenw.com
 
I got down to the Sheridan sewage ponds early this afternoon. The winter flocks are building.
1 Gt Blue Heron
1 Gt Egret
19 Killdeer
117 Canada Geese
33 Mallard
23 Am Wigeon
4 Green-winged Teal
885 Shoveler
1 CANVASBACKk
61 Lesser Scaup
2 Ringneck duck
20 Bufflehead
100 Ruddy Ducks
729 Coots
1 Kingfisher
1 Raven
300 Starlings flycatching over the ponds
24 Brewers Blackbirds
20 Red-winged Blackbirds
Good birding, everyone,
Paul Sullivan



Subject: Florence Palms, Shrike, etc
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 17:35 pm
From: jdanielfarrar AT gmail.com
 
Obol,
There was a flock of 3 PALM WARBLERS at the Port of Siuslaw at mid
day. They were together in the shorepines above space 27 chipping and
tail bobbing away. On the river there was at least 1, maybe 2 CLARK'S
GREBE with half a dozen Westerns. A MEW GULL was roosting on the mud
strip across the river. My FOS.
Up at Lilly Lake this morning there was a juvenile NORTHERN SHRIKE
on the west side of the lake.


Daniel Farrar
Dunes City, Oregon
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Subject: Says Phoebe & Band Tailed Pigeon & Arlie Park
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 16:33 pm
From: dennisarendt AT gmail.com
 
I failed to be specific about the location of the Say's Phoebe. It was seen at Lane Community College (LCC) in Eugene. There is a small trail into the hills south of the college from the south east section of the parking lot. Oak Hill School is next to this trail. The Phoebe was seen near the cell tower which is easily seen from the southeast part of the parking lot. The phoebe perched on the fence separating the college property from the oak hill school property; it flew onto the roof of one of the oak hill school buildings.
Ellen Cantor and I saw a single Band-tailed Pigeon fly into the tops of oak trees. It was feeding on something up there. I am having a hard time imagining the pigeon eating several acorns, but I cannot think of what else it might feed on.
We walked south on the trail from the southeast corner of the parking lot into the hills behind LCC. This section of hills south of LCC has been a favorite birding area for years. During the past two years it has been torn up and developed into large lots for multimillion dollar homes. We have not birded this area because of the heavy equipment and keep out signs. Ellen and I followed a trail into the housing development property, through dense woods on the LCC property. Much of the forest still remains. New roads has been bulldozed through the forest. Trees and brush are piled high in open areas. We crossed the housing development to get to the undeveloped Suzanne Arlie Park. This park will be an important link in the Ridge Line trail system. The park itself is still in good birding condition, though it is difficult to get to it. We were told by one of the workers in the housing development that we could drive through their property to get into the park. After we walked back to my car, we drove through the gate which can be reached from main west entrance to LCC. We were able to drive south up the hill until we reached a locked gate. We turned around and instead of driving straight south after entering the gate, we turned east and that road took into the Suzanne Arlie Park. There ought to be a way to get into Suzanne Arlie Park from the west, near Spring Blvd. That we will be explored another day. There may be another way to get into the park from the south, off Scharon Road.



Subject: Re: Broughton Beach banded Horned Lark
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 13:56 pm
From: Katy.Weil AT oregonmetro.gov
 
Thank you so much Jack!  Andy, we always appreciate your observations, and photos are always exciting!

I was fortunate to be able to attend the annual Streaked Horned Lark Working Group meeting on Monday, and we talked about bird sightings at Broughton during migration and stopover periods. The biologist who banded the bird you noted, below, informed me that he had seen the photographs and confirmed the band. Wonderful to get such detailed confirmation! This is what we need in the community, and I very much appreciate your information.

Lets please stay in touch as we continue to monitor and learn more about these birds and where they go (and stay ).

All the best,

Katy

Katy Weil
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Metro Parks and Nature
600 NE Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97232
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From: Jack Maynard [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:54 AM
To: [email protected]; Oregon Birders On Line
Cc: Katy Weil
Subject: Re: [obol] Broughton Beach banded Horned Lark

Hi Andy,

Im ccing this to Katy Weil who works for Multnomah county and was involved in getting the habitat cordoned off for the Horned Larks earlier this year. Im sure shes interested in this info.

Jack Maynard
NE PDX
Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 18, 2018, at 9:18 AM, Andy Frank > wrote:
Two days ago at Broughton Beach in Portland I was able to photograph some Horned Larks one of which had bands visible on both legs.

https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

I've learned its origins and thought others might be interested.

"Green over yellow on left, and red over silver on the right (USFWS# 2771-19638) was banded as a nestling on 7 July 2017 at Gray Army Airport on Joint Base Lewis-McChord military base near Tacoma, WA."

Andy Frank



Subject: Re: Broughton Beach banded Horned Lark
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 12:54 pm
From: jmaynard AT peak.org
 
Hi Andy,
Im ccing this to Katy Weil who works for Multnomah county and was involved in getting the habitat cordoned off for the Horned Larks earlier this year. Im sure shes interested in this info.
Jack MaynardNE PDX

Sent from my iPhone
On Oct 18, 2018, at 9:18 AM, Andy Frank <[email protected]> wrote:

Two days ago at Broughton Beach in Portland I was able to photograph some Horned Larks one of which had bands visible on both legs.
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
I've learned its origins and thought others might be interested.
"Green over yellow on left, and red over silver on the right (USFWS# 2771-19638) was banded as a nestling on 7 July 2017 at Gray Army Airport on Joint Base Lewis-McChord military base near Tacoma, WA."

Andy Frank



Subject: Tropical Kingbird Bayocean Spit- Tillamook
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 12:24 pm
From: billstinj AT gmail.com
 
At 9:00 am there was a Tropical Kingbird just before you enter the forest flycatching from a shore pine. I also flushed what appeared to be a pale icterid just beyond the gate of the main parking area- I couldn't refind it.
--
James Billstine



Subject: Says phoebe at LCC
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 11:31 am
From: dennisarendt AT gmail.com
 
Ellen Cantor and I found a Says Phoebe at LCC near Oak Hill School. It was on the fence near the cell tower and flew onto the roof of one of the oak Hill school buildings.



Subject: Broughton Beach banded Horned Lark
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 11:19 am
From: andydfrank AT gmail.com
 
Two days ago at Broughton Beach in Portland I was able to photograph some Horned Larks one of which had bands visible on both legs.
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
I've learned its origins and thought others might be interested.
"Green over yellow on left, and red over silver on the right (USFWS# 2771-19638) was banded as a nestling on 7 July 2017 at Gray Army Airport on Joint Base Lewis-McChord military base near Tacoma, WA."

Andy Frank



Subject: White-throated sparrow, Clark Co., WA
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 10:43 am
From: rflores_2 AT msn.com
 
One showed up in my yard near Ridgefield this morning. After several years of absence as a yard bird it is good to see one.

Bob Flores
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Subject: DICKCISSEL continues
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 9:35 am
From: caleb AT centanni.com
 
Right now at the seed patch near blackberries on the south dike of
Philomath Sewage Ponds.
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Subject: RBA: Portland, OR 10-18-18
Date: Thu Oct 18 2018 1:56 am
From: hnehls6 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA* Oregon* Portland* October 18, 2018* ORPO1810.18
* birds mentioned
Trumpeter SwanSurf ScoterWhite-winged ScoterEared GrebeRough-legged HawkTropical KingbirdNorthern ShrikeBlue-gray GnatcatcherLapland LongspurSnow BuntingClay-colored SparrowSwamp SparrowCHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERPalm WarblerDICKCISSEL
- transcript
hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)number: 503-292-6855To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976 <[email protected]>Compiler: Harry Nehlscoverage: entire state
Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday October 18. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.
A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was seen October 12 near Grants Pass. A DICKCISSAL was photographed October 17 at the Philomath Sewage Ponds.
TROPICAL KINGBIRDS were reported during the week at Winchuck River, Bandon, Siltcoos Est., Yaquina Bay, and Seaside Cove. Conspicuous migrants during the week PALM WARBLERS, NORTHERN SHRIKES, and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS.
On October 12 a SWAMP SPARROW was at Flores Lake. A SNOW BUNTING was seen October 14 at the South Jetty of the Siuslaw River. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Seaside Cove October 15.
On October 13 a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was reported at Frenchmans Bar near Ridgefield NWR. On October 14 a PALM WARBLER was on Hayden Island. Off Hayden Islands Columbia Point that day were 25 SURF SCOTERS, seven WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, and three EARED GREBES. On October 12 a SWAMP SPARROW was at the Fernhill Wetlands. Three TRUMPETER SWANS were seen during the week near Veneta. On October 14 three SURF SCOTERS and eight LAPLAND LONGSPURS were at Lost Lake on the Rogue River near Shady Cove.
Thats it for this week.
- end transcript



Subject: A couple Coos Birds 10/17/18
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 22:49 pm
From: timrodenkirk AT gmail.com
 
N Spit Coos Bay- south end
Worked out there today. Was very cold early then fog moved in by 11AM- thick cold fog. Not so birdy as last week. One N SHRIKE on way out and only one LAPLAND LONGSPUR flyover during the cool and foggy day.
Big weather change today- first day with fog in a couple weeks.
Winter is sneaking up on us! If you need a break come mid-December I can help you with several December CBC options on the sunny south coast : ) Contact me for details...
Merry rocktober!Tim RCoos Bay



Subject: Pittock, NW Portland, 2 weeks ending 10/17/18
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 22:44 pm
From: winkg AT hevanet.com
 
Here is the summary of my morning walks from NW Seblar Terrace
to the Pittock Mansion for the TWO WEEKS 10/4 to 10/17/18.Speciesneither seen nor heard the previousweek are in ALL CAPS.(Of little significance as the previous week only had 2 walks.)
Additional information about my walkmay be found at
http://www.hevanet.com/winkg/d...

The sightings are also in eBird.

I did the walk 7 days over the fortnight.

Species # days found (peak #, date)

CACKLING GOOSE 1 (25, 10/16)
Band-tailed Pigeon 2 (6, 10/6)
MOURNING DOVE 1 (1, 10/17)
VAUXS SWIFT 2 (2, 10/4)
Annas Hummingbird 6 (3)
RED-TAILED HAWK 1 (1, 10/6)
Red-breasted Sapsucker 5 (4, 10/4)

DOWNY WOODPECKER 2 (1, 10/5 & 17)
Hairy Woodpecker 4 (2, 10/16)

Pileated Woodpecker 1 (2, 10/7)
Northern Flicker 6 (4)

Huttons Vireo 5 (2)
Steller's Jay 7 (5)
CALIFORNIA SCRUB-JAY 1 (1, 10/6)

American Crow 7 (7)
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW 1 (6, 10/6)
Black-capped Chickadee 6 (13)

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5 (11)
BUSHTIT 2 (35, 10/7)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 6 (10, 10/4)
Brown Creeper 2 (1, 10/4 & 17)
Pacific Wren 2 (2, 10/7 & 8)

Bewicks Wren 6 (3)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4 (6)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4 (3)
Varied Thrush 6 (4, 10/4)
Hermit Thrush 7 (1)
American Robin 6 (17, 10/17)
European Starling 2 (1, 10/16 & 17)
House Finch 7 (13, 10/17)
Purple Finch 2 (2, 10/17)
Lesser Goldfinch 2 (6, 10/17)

Fox Sparrow 1 (2, 10/7)
Dark-eyed Junco 7 (22, 10/6)
Song Sparrow 7 (17)

Spotted Towhee 7 (6)
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER 1 (1, 10/4)
TOWNSENDS WARBLER 4 (6, 10/4)

Wink Gross
Portland



Subject: Pittock, NW Portland, week ending 10/3/18--LATE REPORT
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 22:26 pm
From: winkg AT hevanet.com
 
Here is the summary of my morning walks from NW Seblar Terrace
to the Pittock Mansion for the week 9/27 to 10/4/18. Speciesneither seen nor heard the previousweek are in ALL CAPS.
Additional information about my walkmay be found at
http://www.hevanet.com/winkg/d...

The sightings are also in eBird.

I did the walk only 2 days this week: Sept 27 and Oct 2.

Species # days found (peak #, date)

Band-tailed Pigeon 2 (3, 9/27)
Annas Hummingbird 1 (5, 9/27)
COOPERS HAWK 1 (1, 9/27)
Red-breasted Sapsucker 2 (2)

Hairy Woodpecker 1 (1, 9/27)

Pileated Woodpecker 2 (1)
Northern Flicker 2 (3)

Huttons Vireo 2 (1)
Steller's Jay 2 (15, 10/2)

American Crow 2 (8, 9/27)
Black-capped Chickadee 2 (12, 10/2)

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2 (5, 10/2)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 (11)
Brown Creeper 1 (1, 9/27)
Pacific Wren 1 (1, 9/27)

Bewicks Wren 2 (1)
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 (3, 10/2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 (2)
Varied Thrush 2 (3)
Hermit Thrush 1 (1, 10/2)
American Robin 2 (10)
European Starling 1 (1, 9/27)
Evening Grosbeak 2 (8)

House Finch 2 (4)
Purple Finch 1 (2, 10/2)
Lesser Goldfinch 1 (5, 9/27)

American Goldfinch 1 (2, 9/27)
Fox Sparrow 1 (1, 10/2)
Dark-eyed Junco 2 (20, 10/2)
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2 (4, 9/27)

Song Sparrow 2 (16)

Spotted Towhee 2 (5)

Wink Gross
Portland



Subject: HMSC Tropical Kingbird on 10/16 (Lincoln Co.)
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 22:02 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Hi,

Keith Nelson photographed and also saw a Tropical Kingbird at the
Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) yesterday (10/16)/

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
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Subject: Baskett Slough and Black Phoebes
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 21:48 pm
From: bmwboarder AT gmail.com
 
I visited the narrows at Baskett Slough NWR this morning, and was pleasantly surprised to find some shorebirds there. I hadn't been in a long time and didn't think there would be much to see at this time of year with the dry weather.
There was:-Flock of Least Sandpipers-5 Snipes-Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs (looked like lesser early on, which flew, and when I looked again later, it seemed like a Greater.)-1 Dowitcher-Killdeer-Several Meadowlarks bathing at the waters edge.
Along Smithfield rd there was a Shrike, presumably a northern, though it quickly dived out of view.
On a different note, I've seen Black Phoebes almost everywhere I've gone birding the last week. There was one at the Narrows today, there was one on my rooftop as I left to go to Baskett Slough. There was one at Yaquina Head Lighthouse when I visited there last week, and also one at Devil's Punchbowl last week as well. And I've seen them in a few other spots just while driving too. Are they pretty much just common in western Oregon now?
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Subject: spotting scope found Oct 17
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 18:59 pm
From: barrymckenzie AT comcast.net
 
OBOL-

I found a spotting scope and tripod at the MedcoA site of Lost Creek Lake (Jackson, Co) today.
It was just standing there when we arrived. No cars to be seen. Nobody around.
No answer to my yelled inquiries.
So: Ive got it. Contact me off list to identify the gear and arrange recovery.

Barry McKenzie
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Subject: ECAS Wednesday a.m. around Sunriver
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 18:00 pm
From: jmeredit AT bendnet.com
 
Nice day to be out birding once the sun got beyond the treetops and the
frost cleared. Milt Vine had scouted recently. Today he led us around
what spots he found better for birds. Most of us had never been to the
ponds around clubhouse at Woodlands, and it was a treat. The Evening
Grosbeaks in lodgepoles there were great. Not so great was seeing a
small flock of shorebirds, larger peeps, fly off, never to be relocated.
We did have 8 Wilson's Snipe at that pond and a small flock of Greater
White-fronted Geese. We scanned a lot all morning trying to find
Red-shouldered Hawks but did not succeed. The Am pipits in muddy areas
and yellow-rumps scattered in willows were active. Thanks to Milt for
ebirding.

This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net

Greater White-fronted Goose - about 15
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Green-Winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck - 1
Lesser Scaup - 1
Bufflehead
Common Merganser - 5
Great Blue Heron - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe - 8
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Common Raven
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Western Bluebird - field by airport
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
Varied Thrush - treetop by Marina
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Savannah Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Western Meadowlark
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Evening Grosbeak - about 15. Later heard more diff location.
Total number of species seen: 41

Birders today: Elizabeth Churchill and Dean DeHear, Lynne Stone, Mark
Neudorfer, Toni Morozumi, Mike Golden, Sherrie Pierce, Joel Tinsley,
Milt Vine, Scott Ahlf, Howard Horvath, Judy Meredith. Next week, local
birding along Deschutes River trails around Bend, and some of the
Wednesday birders will be at the coast on a field trip for a few days.
Good Birding, Judy Meredith, [email protected]
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Subject: Re: Odd sea duck persists @ Seaside Cove--Eider retraction
Date: Wed Oct 17 2018 17:35 pm
From: rabican1 AT gmail.com
 
Anyone see a pale belly on it? That would help age it, I think all scoters have pale bellies as birds hatched this year.
Bob Archer
On Oct 17, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Philip Kline <[email protected]> wrote:

I don't think it helps much with this bird, but the guide linked below is a useful reference to bookmark.
https://www.birdguides.com/art...

On Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 2:33 PM Bob Archer <[email protected]> wrote:
With the white speculum have to think of a variation of White-winged Scoter, juvenile, with lots of white on head. I dont suppose young Stejnegers Scoters show that much white on head. Eager to look at Reeber when I get home.
Bob Archer
On Oct 17, 2018, at 2:12 PM, DianaByrne <[email protected]> wrote:

Here is a link to some digiscoped photos and animated GIFs (video clips) of the odd sea duck that David and I observed at The Cove in Seaside the morning:http://cannonbeachbirder.blogs...
Diana Byrne

Odd sea duck persists @ Seaside Cove--Eider retraction
From: David Bailey <[email protected]>
To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:34:16 -0700

DianaByrneandIhikedouttopastfirstpointatTheCove(Seaside,

ClatsopCounty)afterMikeleftforfamilyerrands.Justbeforeeleven

o'clockIrelocatedthepale-facedseaduckafairwaysoutfromshoreto

thenorth.ItwaslooselyassociatingwithanadultmaleWhite-winged

Scoter.Dianagotonthebirdtooandobtaineddigi-scopedphotosandvideo

ofthesubject.Todaywewereabletoseetheupperwingasthebird

stretcheditswingsfullyoutacoupleoftimesinexcellentlight.The

birdshowedbrightwhitespecula(speculums)thatonewouldexpectfor

White-wingedScoter.ThebirdappearedslightlysmallerthanthemaleWW

Scoternearby.Theface,bill,andheadshapedidnotconnoteascoterat

all,eventhoughItriedtoseeitassuch.


Iamstillnotsurewhattomakeoftheidentificationofthisbird.

Perhapsthemostlikelyisthatitisafemale/immatureWhite-wingedScoter

withanoddlyplumageface--thefaceiswhitethebillisgray;thedarkat

thehindcrownextendsfromthebackoftheheadtotheeyeinanarrow

line;theheadseemsmoreroundedandthebillmoredabbling-duck-likethan

scoter....Iwouldnotdismissthepossibilityofthisduckbeingsomesort

ofhybrideither,thoughIknowthatisprobablythelesslikely

explanation.Theheadjustdoesn'tseemscoter.Againthedistancethatwe

viewedthebirddidnotallowdetailedobservationofsubtlefeaturesand

myimpressionoftheheadshapeandbillmaybeanartifactofthelighting

andthewhite-faceetc.Dianawillpostphotosandhopefullyvideothatmay

revealmoredetails.


Ihopethatthebirdwillaffordcloserobservationastheseason

progresses.IthasbeenveryinterestingsofarandIforonehavelearned

quiteabit.


David


DavidC.Bailey

Seaside,Oregon


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