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19 Aug: @ 09:39:35  Coos Swainson's Thrushes 8/19/2019 [Tim Rodenkirk]
18 Aug: @ 20:46:19  Pintail Marsh in Ankeny NWR 8/18/2019 [Roy Gerig]
18 Aug: @ 18:52:21  Re: Want to See a Cool Bird?????!!! [Brodie Cass Talbott]
18 Aug: @ 16:34:45  NEW Oregon Birding Association Merchandise [Nicholas Mrvelj]
17 Aug: @ 20:39:02  Stilt Sandpiper at Ankeny NWR Today [John Thomas]
17 Aug: @ 16:49:49  August 17 eBird RBA [Teresa Hertzel]
17 Aug: @ 16:00:09  Sauvie Solitary Sandpipers [Bob Archer]
17 Aug: @ 14:55:53  Multnomah Channel (Sauvie Island) Harlequin Duck [John Powell]
17 Aug: @ 14:34:06  Fwd: Re: No Waldport Ruby-throated Hummingbird on 8/17 [Range Bayer]
17 Aug: @ 14:29:34  SAS Ankeny NWR Scouting Trip Report [Mike Unger]
17 Aug: @ 12:18:13  SAS Shorts: Minto-Brown Island Park Nighthawk Bird Walk [Mike Unger]
17 Aug: @ 11:35:55  Willet continuing [Liz]
16 Aug: @ 21:32:26  plenty of bird action along the Willamette, Yamhill County--nothing rare [Harry Fuller]
16 Aug: @ 20:12:49  New Jersey beach town: non-violent war on gulls [Harry Fuller]
16 Aug: @ 20:02:25  Pintail Marsh in Ankeny NWR today [Roy Gerig]
16 Aug: @ 17:19:41  Aug 16 eBird RBA [Teresa Hertzel]
16 Aug: @ 16:44:09  Hmac Willet [Nancy Stotz]
16 Aug: @ 14:05:14  Re: No Waldport Ruby-throated Hummingbird Obs Negative or Positive Since 8/14 to My Knowledge [larspernorgren]
16 Aug: @ 13:32:32  Re: No Waldport Ruby-throated Hummingbird Obs Negative or Positive Since 8/14 to My Knowledge [Range Bayer]
16 Aug: @ 09:10:23  Re: Possible Laughing Gull - Nehalem Bay [Beverly Hallberg]
16 Aug: @ 03:50:18  Re: Possible Laughing Gull - Nehalem Bay [philliplc]
16 Aug: @ 00:08:17  Sauvie Island== pile of Solitary Sandpipers etc. [Tom McNamara]
15 Aug: @ 23:55:07  Possible Laughing Gull - Nehalem Bay [Beverly Hallberg]
15 Aug: @ 22:04:54  Re: Help to identify Yard Bird [Jeff Gilligan]
15 Aug: @ 21:46:01  Help to identify Yard Bird [Marcia]
15 Aug: @ 17:08:34  eBird RBA August 15 [Teresa Hertzel]
15 Aug: @ 12:22:15  Common Nighthawk chick photo: McKenzie Bridge [Bruce Newhouse]
14 Aug: @ 23:44:58  Tillamook birding trip [Paul Sullivan]
14 Aug: @ 23:21:39  Pittock, NW Portland, week ending 8/14/2019 [Wink Gross]
14 Aug: @ 22:23:21  Re: what Tim R said [larspernorgren]
14 Aug: @ 21:32:26  Wed morning, Eugene [Larry McQueen]
14 Aug: @ 21:08:15  Re: what Tim R said [Roy Gerig]
14 Aug: @ 20:16:35  Curry Townsend’s Warbler 8/14/19 [Tim Rodenkirk]
14 Aug: @ 18:50:18  eBird RBA for August 14 [Teresa Hertzel]
14 Aug: @ 17:17:57  Willet- currently in Yaquina Bay [Annika Andersson]
14 Aug: @ 16:41:08  Negative on Ruby-throated hummingbird this a.m. [marty bray]
14 Aug: @ 16:15:42  Stilt SP, Ankeny [sylviaspfd]
14 Aug: @ 16:02:36  Red Knot, Black Oystercatcher Presentations to Highlight Shorebird Festival [HARVEY W SCHUBOTHE]
14 Aug: @ 13:47:10  Mid-Willamette Valley Vesper Sparrows starting to move around [clearwater]
14 Aug: @ 13:29:43  Nighhawks [Kevin Smith]
14 Aug: @ 13:18:58  Looking for old bird science journals? [Joe Liebezeit]
14 Aug: @ 01:51:05  Re: Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper) [Shawneen Finnegan]
13 Aug: @ 23:48:11  Re: Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper) [Craig Miller]
13 Aug: @ 22:55:13  Ankeny Stilt Sandpiper continues. [Jim Kopitzke]
13 Aug: @ 22:05:31  Re: Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper) [Bob Archer]
13 Aug: @ 21:49:13  Re: Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper) [t4c1x]
13 Aug: @ 21:19:33  I have seen no mention of the Stilt Sandpiper today at ANWR [Roy Gerig]
13 Aug: @ 19:53:35  "Multnomah" turnstile is Alaskan [larspernorgren]
13 Aug: @ 18:58:52  eBird RBA [Teresa Hertzel]
13 Aug: @ 16:10:07  Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Waldport [t4c1x]





Subject: Coos Swainson's Thrushes 8/19/2019
Date: Mon Aug 19 2019 9:39 am
From: timrodenkirk AT gmail.com
 
While walking early this AM, at 0530, I distinctly heard just a few calling birds overhead at 0530. The main migration does not usually begin until the last few days of August, these were just early outliers from my experience here in Coos Bay.
Speaking of Coos Bay- we are having an amazingly HOT summer. It has been in the 70s at our house for the past several weeks with many days close or at 80 degrees. In most years we get a single80 degree day in the spring and another in the fall (usuallydue toeast wind events)with summer temps at our house normally in the upper 60s or around 70 for the max. The forecast for the next 10 days is temps in the low to mid 70s except for one day of 69F. Has it been obviously warmer than normal elsewhere on the coast? Seems like valley temps have been about normal.
Good house painting weather!Tim RodenkirkCoos Bay



Subject: Pintail Marsh in Ankeny NWR 8/18/2019
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 20:46 pm
From: roygerig AT gmail.com
 
There were the first AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS that I can remember seeing or hearing about this year. I counted 19 and then Vic Brockett counted 18 or 19. My memory of this year is dim as it has been full of (think whining boy blues) from mobility and health issues. I am getting better and will be around more next year
I like to think a lot of what the pelicans are eating is bullfrog tadpolesDoes that make me a mean person? No
The continuing STILT SANDPIPER spent a lot of time just out from the parking lot where it looks remarkably like a miniature Dowitcher in plumage right now but for bill and flight pattern. There are Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Dowitchers, Killdeer, Least and Western Sandpipers, Snipe and Spottties, of shorebirds. You will not find this much shorebird action anywhere else around Salem now
Roy Gerig, Salem OR



Subject: Re: Want to See a Cool Bird?????!!!
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 18:52 pm
From: brodiecasstalbott AT gmail.com
 
Hi Zia, not sure if you got my earlier email, but I'd love to share the winners on theOBA instagram page, could be a nice way to drum up more contestants.
Cheers,Brodie
On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 7:37 AM Zia Fukuda <zialeefukuda@gmail.com> wrote:
Then head on over to https://oregonbirding.org/ and check out Russ Smith's SUPERB photo of a Bobolink-a bird I've only been to glimpse at a distance.Congratulations Russ! Your photo will be up the reminder of the month on the front page of the OBA website!
Ah, speaking of that, it's also time to send your photo submissions my way if you're interested in entering a photo for the August contest!The main things to remember are:
1. The photo must be taken of a wild bird in Oregon (you don't have to be an OBA member!) Within the last 3 months (i.e June, July, or August.)2. Send your submissions my way before August 14th at 5:00 PM3. Get out there and see some cool birds!



Subject: NEW Oregon Birding Association Merchandise
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 16:34 pm
From: nickmrvelj AT gmail.com
 
Greetings all,
The OBA Marketplace is now completely restocked with the addition of two new items for sale. Visit our website to pick up your new birding gear today.
https://oregonbirding.org/oba-...

*NEW* OBA Short-sleeved T-shirt. $20 in many sizes (S-XXL)


OBA Long-sleeved T-shirts. $24 in many sizes (S-XXL).


*NEW* OBA Logo Cap in khaki and hunter green or khaki and navy blue $22 one size fits all.



Good Birding,-Nick Mrvelj-OBA Marketplace Volunteer



Subject: Stilt Sandpiper at Ankeny NWR Today
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 20:39 pm
From: johnpam AT mtangel.net
 
Not to be repititive but the Stilt Sandpiper was still at Pintail Marsh this morning. Wow, what luck! We accidentally met up with Marty, George, and Jim L. at the parking lot. Marty had seen it in close to the parking lot but by mid-morning view it was off distantly to  the northwest. None of us eBirded or jumped on OBOL to report so this evening everybody knows from other visitors that the Stilt is still thereBesides this semi-rarity we had a lot of interesing views of many  shorebirds and a very active Green Heron and Belted Kingfisher'  Well worth a few hours of your time if you can get there. Many species on the mud...(I 5 traffic horrendous so we went back roads coming home)

John Thomas
Silverton, OR
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Subject: August 17 eBird RBA
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 16:49 pm
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
*** Species Summary:

Cackling Goose (4 Multnomah)
Lesser Scaup (2 Marion)
Harlequin Duck (1 Columbia)
Stilt Sandpiper (5 Marion, 5 Union)
Sanderling (1 Hood River)
Willet (2 Lincoln)
Franklin's Gull (1 Columbia)
Snowy Egret (1 Multnomah)
Willow Flycatcher (1 Deschutes)
Bank Swallow (1 Lane)
Pygmy Nuthatch (2 Clackamas, 1 Jackson)
Nashville Warbler (2 Benton)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 08:11 by Colby Neuman
- Vanport Wetlands, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing "

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 08:11 by Nick Mrvelj
- Vanport Wetlands, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing "

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 07:21 by Audrey Addison
- Vanport Wetlands, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing. "

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 16:54 by Nick Mrvelj
- Vanport Wetlands, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing. "

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 19:18 by Richard Latuchie
- Ankeny NWR, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Female head shape and white on base of bill"

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 19:18 by Ken Walsh
- Ankeny NWR, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Female head shape and white on base of bill"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 08:30 by John S Powell
- Multnomah Channel near Grassy Lake, Columbia, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In the Mulnomah Channel"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 14:11 by Mark Ludwick
- 64632“64762 Hot Lake-Airport Rd, La Grande US-OR (45.2454,-117.9529), Union, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photo"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 14:11 by Dave Trochlell
- 64632“64762 Hot Lake-Airport Rd, La Grande US-OR (45.2454,-117.9529), Union, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photo"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 14:11 by Ken Chamberlain
- 64632“64762 Hot Lake-Airport Rd, La Grande US-OR (45.2454,-117.9529), Union, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing photos"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 13:00 by Don Berg
- Ankeny NWR, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing rarity. Mottled black feathers on back. TIlts over further when feeding due to longer legs. Intermediate in size between peeps and lesser yellowlegs. Slight downward curve to beak."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 09:17 by Jack Maynard
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing. Juvenile? Curved bill, smaller than dowitcher without the Rufous in chest. Dipping far into water, head almost completely in water. Yellow legs, eyebrow, looks like the Dunne Books photo."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 09:17 by Kelli Van Norman
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing. Juvenile? Curved bill, smaller than dowitcher without the Rufous in chest. Dipping far into water, head almost completely in water. Yellow legs, eyebrow, looks like the Dunne Books photo. "

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 07:59 by Matt Horton
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Dowitcher- style feeding, deep barring, traces of rufous malar, somewhat thin slightly decurved beak. Will add photos on my laptop later"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 13:13 by Jim Throckmorton
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail and Egret Marsh--Boardwalk and Blind, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "With LBDO and LESA"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 11:14 by Mark Ludwick
- Peach Road, La Grande, Oregon, US (45.244, -117.952), Union, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Larger than western sandpipers and smaller than lesser yellowlegs that were feeding nearby. Longer downturned bill, dark legs, large dark scapular marks, light supercilious."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 11:14 by Rebecca Hartman
- Peach Road, La Grande, Oregon, US (45.244, -117.952), Union, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Larger than western sandpipers and smaller than lesser yellowlegs that were feeding nearby. Longer downturned bill, dark legs, large dark scapular marks, light supercilious."

Sanderling (Calidris alba) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 07:30 by John Willis
- The Spit at Hood River mouth, Hood River, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Black bill and legs, grey back with touch of reddish brown. Observed through scope."

Willet (Tringa semipalmata) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 14:30 by Nancy Stotz
- Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Catching what appeared to be tiny crabs along rocky shore on our way out, resting by wrack line when we returned. Relatively large, gray shorebird with fairly long, thick, dark bill and long grayish legs. Never saw it open wings so didn't get to see flashy wing pattern."

Willet (Tringa semipalmata) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 11:43 by Philippe Boisson
- Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "First sighting for me, I took pictures and validated with iBird pro, gray upper part, white eye ring, blue gray legs"

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 15:26 by Ken Walsh
- Sauvie Island--Grassy Lake, Columbia, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing bird. All markings right. More notes to follow. Gull noticeably smaller and darker with hood pattern "

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 08:36 by john bishop
- Smith and Bybee Lakes--Wetland Interlakes Trail, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "West end of Smith L, partly obscured by vegetation, moving around rapidly, much smaller than nearby GREG, dark gray bill"

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (1)
- Reported Aug 16, 2019 11:00 by Charles Gates
- Reynolds Pond, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Crested crown, medium wing extensions, white chin"

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 08:21 by Joshua Little
- Fern Ridge WMA--Royal Ave. area (general), Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Seen from observation deck, small brown Swallow with clean white belly and distinct breast band"

Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 08:05 by Joshua Holman
- Mt. Hood (Clackamas Co.), Clackamas, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Calling excitedly from mature Firs of some sort, interspersed with a few short-neadled Pines near treeline. Typical repeated "peep" calls. Small size, direct flight, gray-brown cap, bluish back and the buffy chest-belly seen clearly as the bird flew past us and foraged in the trees. Associating with RBNUs and GCKIs. About one mile down trail #600 west of the lodge.
(Apologies for the tree species confusion, I'm not good with distinguishing them yet.)"

Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 08:05 by Samuel Holman
- Mt. Hood (Clackamas Co.), Clackamas, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Calling excitedly from mature Firs of some sort, interspersed with a few short-neadled Pines near treeline. Typical repeated "peep" calls. Small size, direct flight, gray-brown cap, bluish back and the buffy chest-belly seen clearly as the bird flew past us and foraged in the trees. Associating with RBNUs and GCKIs. About one mile down trail #600 west of the lodge.
(Apologies for the tree species confusion, I'm not good with distinguishing them yet.)"

Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) (3)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 07:25 by Frank Lospalluto
- casa dei viola, Jackson, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "distinctive piping calls brought them to my attention, thought i heard them a couple days back, foraging in Ponderosa Pines"

Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 07:07 by Ken Walsh
- Marys Peak Rd., Benton, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Close view in low evergreen with large group of sparrows. Yellow breast and throat with gray head and no wingbars. "

Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 07:07 by Richard Latuchie
- Marys Peak Rd., Benton, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Close view in low evergreen with large group of sparrows. Yellow breast and throat with gray head and no wingbars. "



Subject: Sauvie Solitary Sandpipers
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 16:00 pm
From: rabican1 AT gmail.com
 
The 5-6 Solitary Sandpipers were still out at Round Lake this morning.

Photo attached.



Subject: Multnomah Channel (Sauvie Island) Harlequin Duck
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 14:55 pm
From: jsp255 AT gmail.com
 
This morning my wife and I found a (juvenile?) Harlequin Duck in the Multnomah Channel off Sauvie Island, near Grassy Lake.

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

John Powell
Portland



Subject: Fwd: Re: No Waldport Ruby-throated Hummingbird on 8/17
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 14:34 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Hi,

Chuck Philo telephoned that Laura Paulson and he had diligently but
unsuccessfully looked for the Ruby-throated this morning from
8:15-10:15 AM. Lots of Rufous Hummingbirds. There were barking dogs.

The last report of it was on August 12 by Pattie Huggins Deitrick, as
reported by Nolan Clements in the email below.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: larspernorgren
Date: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [obol] Re: No Waldport Ruby-throated Hummingbird Obs
Negative or Positive Since 8/14 to My Knowledge
To: , Oregon Birders OnLine
, Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing


There's a neighborhood covenant: all human residents must maintain a
canine presence, no canines over 4 kilos or under 90 decibels allowed.

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Range Bayer
Date: 8/16/19 11:31 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Oregon Birders OnLine , "Lincoln Co. Birding &
Nature Observing"
Subject: [obol] Re: No Waldport Ruby-throated Hummingbird Obs Negative
or Positive Since 8/14 to My Knowledge

Hi,

I have not heard or seen any reports that anyone has looked to see if
the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is present or not since Marty Bray's
email below that he couldn't find it on 8/14. Nolan Clements' emails
with location are below Marty's.

I have heard that there are barking dogs in that area.

Range Bayer, Newport

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: marty bray
Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 2:41 PM
Subject: [obol] Negative on Ruby-throated hummingbird this a.m.
To: obol

I looked for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird this morning between 8:30
and 10:00 a.m. in the area where it was sighted in Waldport but was
unsuccessful.

Some details:
I searched Kira Lane and River View Lane to the east. There were about
5 rufous hummingbirds and one Anna's hummingbird along River View Lane
feeding on fuchsias in several different yards. The larger patches of
fuchsias seemed to be "guarded" by at least one rufous hummingbird.
There were also about 4 homes that had hummingbird feeders but I
didn't observe any hummingbirds using them.
I also watched the backyard that the RTHU was found for about 20
minutes without any dogs barking and saw one RUHU during that time.
It visited the fuchsias there and briefly flew up to the new
hummingbird feeder but didn't feed from it.
So it appears that the best strategy for relocating the RTHU continues
to be a stakeout of the yard where it was originally found. Best of
luck : )
Cheers,
Marty Bray, Seal Rock
================================================
From: Nolan Clements
Date: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 9:07 PM
Subject: [obol] Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Waldport
To:

Update:
This bird is at the residence of Pattie Huggins Deitrick. She
mentioned that this bird has apparently been around for several weeks
and is willing to allow birders to chase it. She did mention that she
has 6 small dogs that will probably bark but that are friendly. The
address is 985 Southeast Kira Lane, Waldport, OR. It favors her
fuchsias.

She last saw it this morning [8/12] around 10 am, which is when she
photographed it.

Good luck!

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 7:57 PM Nolan Clements wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I was just surfing Facebook and noticed a picture on the Birding Oregon Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/group... which clearly shows an adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. I was at first skeptical of the origin of the photo, so I messaged the photographer to inquire about the specifics. She said she photographed the bird this morning in Waldport, OR. Beyond that, I don't know anything else. I am currently in contact with the individual and will post updates with information as I receive it.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Nolan Clements
> La Grande, OR
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Subject: SAS Ankeny NWR Scouting Trip Report
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 14:29 pm
From: unger730 AT gmail.com
 
*SAS ANKENY NWR SCOUTING TRIP REPORT*

*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019*



Barbara, Fred, Kay, Paul and Roxy scouted Ankeny NWR in preparation for our
SAS Ankeny NWR field trip on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. They covered over
3.5 miles in just over three hours.

There were several great sightings due to the ongoing fall migration. They
saw a Stilt Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs and a goldeneye. The total number
of species seen/heard was 31.

An incomplete list of today's birds follows because some of the group
continued on as others left. Our next SAS field trip will be at Ankeny NWR
on *Tuesday, August 20th at 7:00 a.m.* Meet at the Pintail Marsh parking
lot off Wintel Road. Please join us if you can.

Mike Unger

Keizer, OR



*Checklist Summary for August 13, 2019*



8 Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
1 Mallard
1 Common/Barrow's Goldeneye
2 Hooded Merganser
1 Pied-billed Grebe
22 Eurasian Collared-Dove
1 Vaux's Swift
2 Killdeer
1 Stilt Sandpiper -- Seen at Pintail at 7:37am. Least sandpiper and
killdeer nearby making size comparison easier; subject bird larger than
Least and smaller than Killdeer. Feeding action similar to dowitcher but
bending lower.
1 Least Sandpiper
1 Western Sandpiper
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Northern Flicker
1 Violet-green Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
1 Cliff Swallow
1 European Starling
1 Lesser Goldfinch
1 American Goldfinch
1 Savannah Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Brewer's Blackbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
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Subject: SAS Shorts: Minto-Brown Island Park Nighthawk Bird Walk
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 12:18 pm
From: unger730 AT gmail.com
 
*SAS COMMON NIGHTHAWK EVENING WALK #2 REPORT*

*THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019 7:00PM*


*COMMENTS: *

Fortunately on this evening walk, we had grand warm weather from a mostly
clear day in the valley, with some insignificant cloud cover-good for bugs
in the air to attract our target species.12 of us joined this *SHORT* walk
and trip of 1.3 mile, with our census of all birds we could hear, close to
sunset feeding and calling. Our walk loop of 1h 34 min, took us past the
Osprey platform where at one point, early on, the three juvenile Osprey
were tearing on achieved fish. We then went down to the river on a segment
to the River Trail, to study the bank of rock and sand across from the
Minto-Brown.



On this route we were lucky with a PEREGRINE FALCON sighting overhead. A
covey of CALIFORNIA QUAIL passed in front of us. Over the water, we had a
hunting BALD EAGLE in dim light plus 2 GREEN HERON at the rocks with their
low posture, visible caps and markings, and yellow legs popping in dim
light as they foraged.



We reviewed key points on the history of this migrant; its family members
that are not as aerial as this nightjar; its arrival and nesting
timelines-and how these timelines differ from arriving birds migrating to
eastern Oregon; and their physical structure and effective targeting of
insects as dramatic flyers.



We also discussed the risks causing the number decline in this species in 3
generations monitoring and reporting sources.



We had birds lift up to hawk insects over the river in a timely expectation
about 7:56 PM with first sightings of 3. It was about 12 minutes more that
other species(AMERICAN CROW, CEDAR WAXWING, SWALLOW SP.) were gathering
very high, and the insect clouds remained predominantly "sky high"; still,
we all enjoyed becoming familiar with locating "peent" calls, and our
photographer attendees got photos showing their long-winged dimension.



Additionally, this was a Full Moon night, and many could be fascinated by
prospect of Perseid meteor showers this week in the sky toward Cassiopia.



Returned to the parking lot at 8:34 PM, we had a count of 7 nighthawks at
the river before the hour of Sunset at 8:18 PM. We had 1 more bird call
from the grassland area near the OSPREY platform on return to the parking.



The upcoming events include:



*Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 AM “ 11:00 AM* “ Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
-- Meet at the Pintail Marsh Parking Lot at 7:00 AM.



*Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM* “ Birder™s Night will start up
again after a summer hiatus. It is held at the First United Methodist
Church on State St. See the Kestrel or website for more information.


*SPECIES OBSERVATIONS:*

*27 species (+1 other taxa)*

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 13
California Quail (Callipepla californica) 12
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) 8
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 4
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1 estimate 4th year. White in the
tail confirmed by photographer assistance but not noticeable white in head.
Dim light, over river back and forth,
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1 vocal
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 - good looks on this bird seemingly
hunting above grasslands near platforml, on thermals with no wing flaps;
then took off,
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) 4
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2
swallow sp. (Hirundinidae sp.) 415
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) 2
Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 2
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 3 - quweep calls,
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 15
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2

Song Sparrow(Melospiza melodia) 1 - singing strongly in river understory
woodland edge,

Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 2

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1

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Subject: Willet continuing
Date: Sat Aug 17 2019 11:35 am
From: eholencik AT gmail.com
 
The Willet is at Hatfield now.  9:30 am.  At the trail head feeding close to bay in the stream.

Liz Holencik
Tidewater, OR

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Subject: plenty of bird action along the Willamette, Yamhill County--nothing rare
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 21:32 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
Black-throated Gray Warbler, not a breeder on Grand Island I think
the three most likely small flycatchers: Pac-slope, Willo, peweealso tanager and BH Grosbeaks
https://atowhee.blog/2019/08/1...
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Subject: New Jersey beach town: non-violent war on gulls
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 20:12 pm
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0...
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Subject: Pintail Marsh in Ankeny NWR today
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 20:02 pm
From: roygerig AT gmail.com
 
There is good shore birding from the parking lot. I saw the continuing STILT SANDPIPER late this morning close by on the peninsula. There are eight or nine (10) shorebird species you could see without walking much if you are careful in your observation. In the distant end of the marsh for a minute I saw flashing white like a Tern, but then did not see it again so maybe it was Killdeer instead
Roy Gerig Salem OR



Subject: Aug 16 eBird RBA
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 17:19 pm
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
***
Species Summary:


Cackling Goose (2 Multnomah)

Common Goldeneye (1 Klamath)

Red-necked Grebe (1 Multnomah)

Black Swift (1 Deschutes, 1 Lane)

Stilt Sandpiper (6 Union)

Willet (1 Lincoln)

Franklin's Gull (1 Columbia)

Bank Swallow (1 Lane, 1 Polk)


---------------------------------------------
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated


Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)

- Reported Aug 16, 2019 09:50 by Randall Mccarthy

- Vanport Wetlands, Multnomah, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "continuing bird"


Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)

- Reported Aug 16, 2019 08:19 by Colby Neuman

- Vanport Wetlands, Multnomah, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Continuing "


Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) (1)

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 12:23 by Nick Rosen

- Putnam's Point, Klamath, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Female molting primaries, good views. All dark longer beak,
flatter head, photos. "


Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)

- Reported Aug 16, 2019 07:00 by Colby Neuman

- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Early. Smaller bodied and longer necked than COLO...still
retaining reddish neck with distinct lighter cheek patch. Thicker bill than a
WEGR/CLGR, but still dirty yellow bill. Distant photo."


Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) (1)

- Reported Aug 14, 2019 19:45 by dawn villaescusa

- 3075 North Highway 97, Bend, Oregon, US (44.08, -121.306), Deschutes, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Large solid black swift. Flew directly overhead in
parking lot. Not a swallow and too large for Vaux's. "


Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) (2)

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 19:50 by John Sullivan

- Salt Creek Falls, Lane, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Large, long-winged, black swift. Larger than Vaux™s alsoin
the area."


Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 17:00 by Dave Trochlell

- Peach Road stop, Union, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Media: 3 Photos

- Comments: "This juvenile Stilt Sandpiper was a fairly large shorebird
with a relatively-long, thick, and slightly drooping, dark bill. It had long,
yellow-green legs similar to those of a Lesser Yellowlegs, but was uniformly
scaly on its dorsal side, and was whitish with fine, brown streaking on the
sides and chest. The bird also had a prominent white supercilium. It fed by
probing much like a dowitcher, and waded into deeper water than did the smaller
sandpipers. I've attached three long-distance, low-quality photos."


Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)

- Reported Aug 16, 2019 11:14 by Mike Hansen

- Peach Road, La Grande, Oregon, US (45.244, -117.952), Union, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Larger than western sandpipers and smaller than lesser
yellowlegs that were feeding nearby. Longer downturned bill, dark legs, large
dark scapular marks, light supercilious. "


Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 17:54 by Steve Clements

- Peach Road, La Grande, Oregon, US (45.245, -117.953), Union, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Continuing. Found by Dave T. this morning. Medium sized
shorebird with yellow legs, bold white eyebrow, and downward curving long bill.
Pics. "


Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 17:54 by Russ Morgan

- Peach Road, La Grande, Oregon, US (45.245, -117.953), Union, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Continuing. Found by Dave T. this morning. Medium sized
shorebird with yellow legs, bold white eyebrow, and downward curving long bill.
Pics. "


Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 17:54 by Arlene Blumton

- Peach Road, La Grande, Oregon, US (45.245, -117.953), Union, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Continuing. Found by Dave T. this morning. Medium sized
shorebird with yellow legs, bold white eyebrow, and downward curving long bill.
Pics. "


Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 17:54 by Nolan Clements

- Peach Road, La Grande, Oregon, US (45.245, -117.953), Union, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Continuing. Found by Dave T. this morning. Medium sized
shorebird with yellow legs, bold white eyebrow, and downward curving long bill.
Pics. "


Willet (Tringa semipalmata) (1)

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 11:00 by Damian Fagan

- Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Close-up look at bird foraging for crabs along the shoreline
near the HMSC parking lot."


Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 11:25 by Anonymous User

- Sauvie Island--The Wash, Columbia, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Media: 1 Photo

- Comments: "Continuing. Pic. (center foreground, surrounded by
RBGUs)"


Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (1)

- Reported Aug 16, 2019 10:37 by Don Berg

- Baskett Slough NWR--Mofitti Marsh, Polk, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Brown swallow with dark band across breast. White throat.
Heard harsh buzzy call."


Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (2)

- Reported Aug 15, 2019 15:08 by Aris Vouros

- Fern Ridge WMA--Royal Ave. area (general), Lane, Oregon

- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...

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

- Comments: "Seen clearly, brownish grey above and white below with
distinct dark band against breast. Possibly early migrants?"


***********



Subject: Hmac Willet
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 16:44 pm
From: nstotznew AT gmail.com
 
Still at Hatfield Marine Sci Ctr, on rocky beach by big square concrete
tank.
Nancy Stotz



Subject: Re: No Waldport Ruby-throated Hummingbird Obs Negative or Positive Since 8/14 to My Knowledge
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 14:05 pm
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
There's a neighborhood covenant: all human residents must maintain a canine presence, no canines over 4 kilos or under 90 decibels allowed.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Range Bayer Date: 8/16/19 11:31 AM (GMT-08:00) To: Oregon Birders OnLine , "Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing" Subject: [obol] Re: No Waldport Ruby-throated Hummingbird Obs Negative or Positive Since 8/14 to My Knowledge Hi,I have not heard or seen any reports that anyone has looked to see ifthe Ruby-throated Hummingbird is present or not since Marty Bray'semail below that he couldn't find it on 8/14. Nolan Clements' emailswith location are below Marty's.I have heard that there are barking dogs in that area.Range Bayer, Newport---------- Forwarded message ---------From: marty bray Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 2:41 PMSubject: [obol] Negative on Ruby-throated hummingbird this a.m.To: obol I looked for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird this morning between 8:30and 10:00 a.m. in the area where it was sighted in Waldport but wasunsuccessful.Some details:I searched Kira Lane and River View Lane to the east. There were about5 rufous hummingbirds and one Anna's hummingbird along River View Lanefeeding on fuchsias in several different yards. The larger patches offuchsias seemed to be "guarded" by at least one rufous hummingbird.There were also about 4 homes that had hummingbird feeders but Ididn't observe any hummingbirds using them.I also watched the backyard that the RTHU was found for about 20minutes without any dogs barking and saw one RUHU during that time.It visited the fuchsias there and briefly flew up to the newhummingbird feeder but didn't feed from it.So it appears that the best strategy for relocating the RTHU continuesto be a stakeout of the yard where it was originally found. Best ofluck : )Cheers,Marty Bray, Seal Rock================================================From: Nolan Clements Date: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 9:07 PMSubject: [obol] Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird WaldportTo: Update:This bird is at the residence of Pattie Huggins Deitrick. Shementioned that this bird has apparently been around for several weeksand is willing to allow birders to chase it. She did mention that shehas 6 small dogs that will probably bark but that are friendly. Theaddress is 985 Southeast Kira Lane, Waldport, OR. It favors herfuchsias.She last saw it this morning [8/12] around 10 am, which is when shephotographed it.Good luck!On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 7:57 PM Nolan Clements wrote:> Hi all,>> I was just surfing Facebook and noticed a picture on the Birding Oregon Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/group... which clearly shows an adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. I was at first skeptical of the origin of the photo, so I messaged the photographer to inquire about the specifics. She said she photographed the bird this morning in Waldport, OR. Beyond that, I don't know anything else. I am currently in contact with the individual and will post updates with information as I receive it.>> Good birding,>> Nolan Clements> La Grande, ORPOST: Send your post to obol@freelists.orgUNSUBSCRIBE: //www.freelists.org/list/obolOBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obolContact moderator: obol-moderators@freelists.org



Subject: Re: No Waldport Ruby-throated Hummingbird Obs Negative or Positive Since 8/14 to My Knowledge
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 13:32 pm
From: range.bayer AT gmail.com
 
Hi,

I have not heard or seen any reports that anyone has looked to see if
the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is present or not since Marty Bray's
email below that he couldn't find it on 8/14. Nolan Clements' emails
with location are below Marty's.

I have heard that there are barking dogs in that area.

Range Bayer, Newport

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: marty bray
Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 2:41 PM
Subject: [obol] Negative on Ruby-throated hummingbird this a.m.
To: obol

I looked for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird this morning between 8:30
and 10:00 a.m. in the area where it was sighted in Waldport but was
unsuccessful.

Some details:
I searched Kira Lane and River View Lane to the east. There were about
5 rufous hummingbirds and one Anna's hummingbird along River View Lane
feeding on fuchsias in several different yards. The larger patches of
fuchsias seemed to be "guarded" by at least one rufous hummingbird.
There were also about 4 homes that had hummingbird feeders but I
didn't observe any hummingbirds using them.
I also watched the backyard that the RTHU was found for about 20
minutes without any dogs barking and saw one RUHU during that time.
It visited the fuchsias there and briefly flew up to the new
hummingbird feeder but didn't feed from it.
So it appears that the best strategy for relocating the RTHU continues
to be a stakeout of the yard where it was originally found. Best of
luck : )
Cheers,
Marty Bray, Seal Rock
================================================
From: Nolan Clements
Date: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 9:07 PM
Subject: [obol] Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Waldport
To:

Update:
This bird is at the residence of Pattie Huggins Deitrick. She
mentioned that this bird has apparently been around for several weeks
and is willing to allow birders to chase it. She did mention that she
has 6 small dogs that will probably bark but that are friendly. The
address is 985 Southeast Kira Lane, Waldport, OR. It favors her
fuchsias.

She last saw it this morning [8/12] around 10 am, which is when she
photographed it.

Good luck!

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 7:57 PM Nolan Clements wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I was just surfing Facebook and noticed a picture on the Birding Oregon Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/group... which clearly shows an adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. I was at first skeptical of the origin of the photo, so I messaged the photographer to inquire about the specifics. She said she photographed the bird this morning in Waldport, OR. Beyond that, I don't know anything else. I am currently in contact with the individual and will post updates with information as I receive it.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Nolan Clements
> La Grande, OR
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Subject: Re: Possible Laughing Gull - Nehalem Bay
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 9:10 am
From: mapsout AT comcast.net
 
Thank you Phil! Yes, I think my first impression as it took flight was one of a black-hooded gull and I think that's the lane I stayed in. It was also prominently darker than the other gulls on the bay. But I see now that while it "could be" a Laughing Gull (if it had black legs!), it is always more likely to be a runty juvenile more-dark California Gull. Great exercise for me and I appreciate the feedback. 
Good birding, Beverly
On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 1:49 AM <philliplc@charter.net> wrote:
Interesting bird but not sure juvenile Cal can be ruledout based on these images. In the last 2 it just looksdark-headed, not actually black-hooded. This wouldn'tnecessarily preclude Laughing since juveniles arebrown-headed lacking the hood. But worth noting thatsome Cals can be surprisingly small, and a minorityof juveniles do show the combination of dark headand high contrast whitish breast. Also although theimage may be misleading, in the last I think I'm seeingpale/pinkish legs and possibly barring in the area ofthe flanks/vent/UT coverts.
Phil



Subject: Re: Possible Laughing Gull - Nehalem Bay
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 3:50 am
From: philliplc AT charter.net
 
Interesting bird but not sure juvenile Cal can be ruledout based on these images. In the last 2 it just looksdark-headed, not actually black-hooded. This wouldn'tnecessarily preclude Laughing since juveniles arebrown-headed lacking the hood. But worth noting thatsome Cals can be surprisingly small, and a minorityof juveniles do show the combination of dark headand high contrast whitish breast. Also although theimage may be misleading, in the last I think I'm seeingpale/pinkish legs and possibly barring in the area ofthe flanks/vent/UT coverts.
Phil








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Subject: Sauvie Island== pile of Solitary Sandpipers etc.
Date: Fri Aug 16 2019 0:08 am
From: tmcmac67 AT gmail.com
 
Hi all,
As Andy Frank recently commented--it's seems like a good year for Solitary Sandpipers. Wink Gross and then Philip Kline reported 3 & 5 respectively from Round Lake on Sauvie Island last week. I went, met other folks, and found 5 there last Sat.
Today, I went there mid-afternoon and there were a minimum of 7 and very possibly more--I had 6 in one mimi-pan of the scope at once. Agreed, a good year!
A bit earlier I had been out to The Wash and found the continuing (snoozing) Franklin's gull and a Bonaparte's along with a couple Caspian Terns. For what it's worth, ebird flagged me when I first entered an estimated 85 Ring-billed gulls...so I counted 'em individually and got 105 instead. Lots of pelicans too.
good birding, Tom



Subject: Possible Laughing Gull - Nehalem Bay
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 23:55 pm
From: bhallbergskloot AT gmail.com
 
Hi all, I found a small-medium dark-hooded nearly all-black gull this evening in Nehalem Bay at low tide. It caught my eye as it took flight and I noted a black hood, dark mantle, dark underwings, black tail, dark but silvery secondaries and dark primaries, black bill, and no apparent eyering. As it landed I was able to see a light chest. It was pretty far out but I have some distant photos that may give you enough information for an id. It appears to me to be a juvenile Laughing Gull but I'd love to hear others' thoughts.

https://flic.kr/p/2gY6nZU

https://flic.kr/p/2gY6nWY

https://flic.kr/p/2gY5D3W

https://flic.kr/p/2gY6nSV

https://flic.kr/p/2gY6nNw

Good birding, Beverly



Subject: Re: Help to identify Yard Bird
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 22:04 pm
From: jeffgilligan10 AT gmail.com
 
Immature Common Yellowthroat. It's that time of the summer for them. Do you live near a marsh? If not, the species is probably a surprise.

Jeff Gilligan


On Aug 15, 2019, at 7:45 PM, Marcia <mimz607@gmail.com> wrote:Greetings to all,
Please help me identify this bird that showed up in my back yard.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/1835...

Thanks in advance!
Marcia in North Eugene



Subject: Help to identify Yard Bird
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 21:46 pm
From: mimz607 AT gmail.com
 
Greetings to all,

Please help me identify this bird that showed up in my back yard.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/1835...


Thanks in advance!

Marcia in North Eugene



Subject: eBird RBA August 15
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 17:08 pm
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
*** Species Summary:

Eared Grebe (1 Coos)
Stilt Sandpiper (8 Marion)
Solitary Sandpiper (1 Baker)
Willet (2 Lincoln)
Franklin's Gull (1 Columbia)
Snowy Egret (1 Baker, 1 Coos, 2 Multnomah)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (2 Clatsop)
Bank Swallow (1 Clatsop)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (1 Klamath)

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Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 08:25 by Roger Robb
- Coquille 42S Pond, Coos, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Adult in alternate plumage with black neck, golden ear tufts and rufous flanks"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 15, 2019 11:21 by Alex Farrand
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "West side as reported earlier. Took awhile to find. Easily recognized by decurved bill and about half the size of nearby GRYE. Feeding like nearby dowitchers."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 15, 2019 08:55 by Rick Bennett
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Not seen until about 11:15AM -- long yellowish legs, long and slightly drooping bill, dark blotches on back, some barring on belly, white supercilium, smaller than yellowlegs, probing like dowitcher"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 19:03 by Nicholas Martens
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing. Smaller than Lesser Yellowlegs, more slender than dowitchers. Feeding similarly to dowitchers, but having to bend down farther. White supercilium, heavily barred flanks, fairly long decurved bill, and yellow legs."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 19:03 by Maureen Leong-Kee
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing. Smaller than Lesser Yellowlegs, more slender than dowitchers. Feeding similarly to dowitchers, but having to bend down farther. White supercilium, heavily barred flanks, fairly long decurved bill, and yellow legs."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 19:03 by Kaplan Yalcin
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing. Smaller than Lesser Yellowlegs, more slender than dowitchers. Feeding similarly to dowitchers, but having to bend down farther. White supercilium, heavily barred flanks, fairly long decurved bill, and yellow legs."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 14:38 by Conor Scotland
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near parking area and then near NW area of marsh. Photos."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 13:37 by Sylvia Maulding
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "continuing since Monday. stripped side, eye stripe, a bit if pattern on face, molting plumage. smaller than Greater yellowlegs and dowitchers near by. distant photos."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 09:57 by Roy Gerig
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "continuing where it has been for past couple of days. Vaguely Yellowlegs like,but smaller. Greenish yellow legs. bill heavier than on related Lesser Yellowlegs and not as straight, slightly droopy. More colorful than LEYE, smaller of size than Killdeer"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 17:24 by Sean Cozart
- Farewell Bend SP, Baker, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Early? It never passed my mind for a moment it was a rarity. Spotted Sandpiper-looking sandpiper with spotted back, bold eyering and straight long bill. Juvie. Plenty of photos as the piper was very approachable."

Willet (Tringa semipalmata) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 14:41 by Annika Andersson
- Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Foraging along rocky shoreline, north end of trail. (First spotted by another birder, ~45 minutes earlier.)"

Willet (Tringa semipalmata) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 14:41 by ODFW Waterbird Project
- Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Foraging along rocky shoreline, north end of trail. (First spotted by another birder, ~45 minutes earlier.)"

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 11:38 by Wink Gross
- Jay's Shangrilah, Columbia, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Same as last week. Suggestion of hood, eye crescents. "

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 17:24 by Sean Cozart
- Farewell Bend SP, Baker, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Apparently continuing. When I took a quick a glance at the birds on the island, I immediately thought the egret to be a gull. When I put my camera on though, nope. Small egret with black legs and bright yellow legs. Wispy crest."

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 17:00 by Roger Robb
- Redmon Pond, Coos, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Medium sized white heron with black bill, dark legs and yellow feet"

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (1)
- Reported Aug 15, 2019 10:33 by Chris Armstrong
- Smith and Bybee Lakes--Wetland Interlakes Trail, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Smaller white egret with black bill. Seen compared to Great Egret. Continuing rarity. "

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 12:25 by Colby Neuman
- Smith and Bybee Lakes--Wetland Interlakes Trail, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing west of Smith lake blind"

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 17:33 by Kara Jakse
- Fort Stevens SP--Parking Area B, Clatsop, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Small accipiter, squared tail, head projected just a wee bit beyond wrists in flight. "

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 17:33 by John Reuland
- Fort Stevens SP--Parking Area B, Clatsop, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Small accipiter, squared tail, head projected just a wee bit beyond wrists in flight. "

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 11:00 by Jay Rasmussen
- Svensen Island Slough, Clatsop, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Sitting by bridge with Barn and Cliff swallows. See photo."

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 18:30 by Gabriel Mapel
- Crater Lake NP--Dutton Ridge Meadows, Klamath, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Distinctive: brownish/red all over with black cap and gray stripe above eye. All black beak. Seen well at close range and heard giving buzzy calls. "

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Subject: Common Nighthawk chick photo: McKenzie Bridge
Date: Thu Aug 15 2019 12:22 pm
From: newhouse AT efn.org
 
My friend Whitey Lueck here in Eugene sent this photo to me of COMMON
NIGHTHAWK chicks taken a couple of weeks ago near McKenzie Bridge (Lane
County). I thought many of you might enjoy it.

https://brucen.zenfolio.com/p9...

He said nighthawks have been regular in the area for at least several
years, using open stands for roosting and nesting. The elevation is
around 1900 to 2000 feet. The exact location is secret: even I don't
know it!

Bruce Newhouse in Eugene




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Subject: Tillamook birding trip
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 23:44 pm
From: paultsullivan AT onlinenw.com
 
I led a mid-week birding trip to Tillamook county Tues “ Wed, Aug 13-14.
Highlights:
6 Wood Ducks - Nehalem sewage pond
1 Common Goldeneye “ imm male at Bay City oyster plant
50 Band-tailed Pigeons “ flying over forest south of Memaloose boat ramp on S end of bay
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper “ Fenk Rd on Mon, Aug 12
10 Lesser Yellowlegs “ Fenk Rd
26 Greater Yellowlegs “ Fenk Rd
1 FRANKLIN™S GULL “ continuing bird at Nehalem sewage pond
4 Heermann™s Gulls “ with pelicans in Barview channel
1 Black Phoebe “ Fenk Rd
4 Purple Martins “ Bay City oyster plant
10 Evening Grosbeaks “ flying over forest south of Memaloose boat ramp on S end of bay
Good birding,
Paul T. Sullivan



Subject: Pittock, NW Portland, week ending 8/14/2019
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 23:21 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 8/8/19 to 8/14/19.Speciesneither seen nor heard in the previous TWO weeksarein 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 5 days this week.
Species # days found (peak #, date)
Band-tailed Pigeon 5 (8, 8/11)
VAUX™S SWIFT 1 (2, 8/13)
Anna™s Hummingbird 5 (8, 8/13)
Rufous Hummingbird 2 (1, 8/12 & 13)
Cooper™s Hawk 1 (1, 8/12)
Red-breasted Sapsucker 2 (8/11 & 12)
Downy Woodpecker 4 (1)
Hairy Woodpecker 2 (1, 8/10 & 12)
Pileated Woodpecker 2 (2, 8/13)
Northern Flicker 5 (2)
EMPIDONAX sp. 1 (1, 8/13)
Hutton™s Vireo 2 (3, 8/13)
WARBLING VIREO 1 (2, 8/10)
Steller's Jay 5 (6)
American Crow 5 (7)
Black-capped Chickadee 5 (12)

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 4 (8)
Bushtit 1 (6, 8/8)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5 (6)
Pacific Wren 1 (2, 8/12)
Bewick™s Wren 1 (3, 8/10)
American Robin 4 (2)
CEDAR WAXWING 1 (8, 8/12)
Evening Grosbeak 1 (1, 8/13)
House Finch 4 (4)
Lesser Goldfinch 4 (8, 8/13)
Dark-eyed Junco 5 (9)
Song Sparrow 5 (8)

Spotted Towhee 5 (5)
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER 2 (2, 8/8)
Wilson™s Warbler 1 (2, 8/10)
Western Tanager 1 (2, 8/12)
Black-headed Grosbeak 2 (1, 8/11 & 13)
In the neighborhood but not found on walk: GREAT HORNEDOWL, Barred Owl, BARN SWALLOW
Misses (birds found at least 3 days during previous 2 weeksbut not found this week):Brown Creeper
Wink Gross
Portland



Subject: Re: what Tim R said
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 22:23 pm
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
Someone reported TOWA from Mt Tabor a few days ago. So l imagine a real movement is involved. Living on the eastern edge of the north Coast Range l've seen one Townsend Warbler in 27 years. That was mid-autumn. I believe the Upper Nestucca CBC had recorded TOWA once. If the Cascade subspecies of lodgepole pine grows within 6 miles of the Oregon Coast in Curry County l expect Townsend's Warbler might perform similar feats of geographic prowess.   Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Roy Gerig Date: 8/14/19 7:07 PM (GMT-08:00) To: OBOL Subject: [obol] Re: what Tim R said 1980s into 2000s I worked often in the coast range, north of about hwy 20 into Tillamook Co. Townsend's Warblers were unheard of there, unless very rarely in migration. I had oddly similar jobs to yours, Tim, just looking for what's around and report to the office every week. Possibly some TOWAs nest in the Siskyoos to the coast?



Subject: Wed morning, Eugene
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 21:32 pm
From: larmcqueen AT msn.com
 
The absence of House Wrens on the low trail of Wild Iris Ridge was conspicuous.  House Wrens were nesting in abundance along this woody trail on a Wednesday in mid-June, which was a pleasant surprise to us then.  Where did they go, with their families?  We can be sure their presence will be noticed, wherever they are. What was eventful this time on the trail was the activity of Acorn Woodpeckers. They were difficult to count, flying to and fro in varying numbers..  we agreed there were at least 12, which is more than we have encountered here on previous visits.
36 species

California Quail 2
Mourning Dove 2
Vaux™s Swift 1
Anna™s Hummingbird there were many, mostly attracted to the activity of other birds - being curious and bossy
Rufous Hummingbird 2
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 seen darting into a small flock of goldfinches
Cooper™s Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Acorn Woodpecker 12
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
American Kestrel 1 male
Western Wood-Pewee common
Steller™s Jay 2
California Scrub-Jay 6
American Crow few
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Bushtit 1 group
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Bewick™s Wren 2
Western Bluebird 3
American Robin 2
European Starling few
Cedar Waxwing 6
House Finch 8
Lesser Goldfinch 10
American Goldfinch 15
Spotted Towhee 4
Song Sparrow 3
Common Yellowthroat a family of them
Western Tanager 1
Black-headed Grosbeak 2 heard

Dennis Arendt, Randy Sinnott, Judy Franzen, Scott McNeeley, Ellen Cantor, Jim Regali, Tom Cable, Kit Larsen, Sue Hutchinson, Jim Mitchell, Chuck Thomas and Larry McQueen



Subject: Re: what Tim R said
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 21:08 pm
From: roygerig AT gmail.com
 
1980s into 2000s I worked often in the coast range, north of about hwy 20 into Tillamook Co. Townsend's Warblers were unheard of there, unless very rarely in migration. I had oddly similar jobs to yours, Tim, just looking for what's around and report to the office every week. Possibly some TOWAs nest in the Siskyoos to the coast?



Subject: Curry Townsend’s Warbler 8/14/19
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 20:16 pm
From: timrodenkirk AT gmail.com
 
Seems about a week or two earlier than normal- I think the Coos earliest date is later but I will check when I get back to Coos end of week.
Have been working in the mts east of Brookings near Morton Butte, up about 1,400™ in forest with Doug-fir overstory with tan oak and madrone in understory. The evergreen huck and rhodie varies from nonexistence to so thick hard to move.
No bins while working but did have a couple big flocks I pished in within a few feet of me. Lots of CB Chicks, RB Nuthatches and Hutton™s Vireos and a few PS Flys- in my face both times. Also Wilson™s Warbles, BT Gray Warblers and two different female TOWNSEND™S WARBLERS. I think the earliest fall Coos record is later than this which means it should be earlier! But who gets up in the Coast Range/Siskiyous to check mixed flocks in mid-August?
Also really weird I heard a distant Hermit Warbler singing in the PM- haven™t heard any in weeks! Birds a moving- had nighthawks calling overhead at 11:30. They usually get real vocal this time of year in the Coast Range mid-day but then totally disappear (or are not heard by me) by the third week of Aug.
Happy late summer birding!Tim RodenkirkCoos Bay



Subject: eBird RBA for August 14
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 18:50 pm
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
*** Species Summary:

Trumpeter Swan (1 Lane)
Common Goldeneye (2 Tillamook)
Barrow's Goldeneye (1 Multnomah)
Stilt Sandpiper (3 Marion)
Sanderling (1 Multnomah)
Franklin's Gull (1 Columbia, 2 Lane, 3 Tillamook)
Snowy Egret (1 Multnomah)
Northern Goshawk (1 Lane)
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (1 Klamath)
Bank Swallow (1 Clatsop)
American Pipit (1 Multnomah)

---------------------------------------------
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 16:41 by Sylvia Maulding
- Forcia and Larsen Reservoir, Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "continuing large white swan."

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 09:19 by Kara Jakse
- Bay City Oyster Company, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Sitting on a rock next to oyster facility, seen by 20 observers. Ghost of a white circular patch on cheek, sloped forehead of Golden, golden eye visible."

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 09:19 by John Reuland
- Bay City Oyster Company, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Sitting on a rock next to oyster facility, seen by 20 observers. Ghost of a white circular patch on cheek, sloped forehead of Golden, golden eye visible."

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 16:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- Reed Lake, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 10:30 by Christie Galen
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing on site; foraging in shallow water; distinctive long de curved bill, yellowish green legs, bold spits on back, and drilling foraging style."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 20:00 by Jim Kopitzke
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Dowitcher like feeling style, but longer legs, shorter bill, forcing bird to lean much farther forward to feed. Of a similar height to dowitchers, but body length shorter. Totally different feeding style than either Yellowlegs. "

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 08:05 by Andrew Ray
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "I'm not familiar with this species, but it was first reported yesterday and many other people present were commenting on and watching it. Based on reviewing the photos and watching the bird through a scope I think it looks good for a Stilt Sandpiper.

Smaller than nearby killdeer, slightly smaller than dowitchers, but larger than the peeps in the area (I believe Least SP but couldn't see much detail from this distance). Stilt SP was about 200 feet out, voraciously feeding by probing the mud flats and shallow waters, back arched so tail and rump were pointed up in the air versus the more flat-backed feeding method seen in the dowitchers. Yellow legs, slightly drooping black bill, some slight hint of orange/cream coloration of the feathers at the base of the bill and on the cheeks, perhaps a little more on the back of the crown too. Dark barring down the flanks with white underneath."

Sanderling (Calidris alba) (3)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 00:00 by Ezra Cohen
- Oaks Park, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen while scoping across the river. What first caught my eye was the overall light color of these birds. They were nearly white. Once I got accustomed to the distance, I noticed the very black straight bills on the birds but never was able to see the leg color. That there were three is an estimate as there were several among a flock of other sandpipers; likely Leasts. The birds foraged by running along the very edge of the water parallel to the it and then stopping to pick before continuing seemingly like plovers. But there were clearly no breast bands ruling out SEPL and KILL. When seen among the other sandpipers, these three birds were clearly bigger ruling out LESA, SESA and WESA ,yet smaller and less rounded than BBPL. Two were in winter plumage but one appeared to have a little remaining rust color on nape and around head. I am adding the horrible digiscoped photos and videos because they may help in some way. Any feedback will be welcome."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (2)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 17:59 by Vickie Buck
- Fern Ridge WMA--Royal Ave. area (general), Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Black partial hood, white eye arcs. With other gulls in shallow water. Reported earlier today by Sally Hill."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (2)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 16:49 by John Sullivan
- Fern Ridge WMA--Royal Ave. area (general), Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Partial black hood, prominent white arcs above and below eye, black bill. Found and photographed earlier today by Sally Hill."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 10:46 by Kara Jakse
- Nehalem Sewage Ponds, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen by 14 observers in pond closest to parking lot. Small gull with smudgy eye with white eye arcs and black bill."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
- Reported Aug 14, 2019 10:46 by John Reuland
- Nehalem Sewage Ponds, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen by 14 observers in pond closest to parking lot. Small gull with smudgy eye with white eye arcs and black bill."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 08:30 by J. Micheal Patterson
- Nehalem Sewage Ponds, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 1 Photo

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 17:29 by Conor Scotland
- Sauvie Island--The Narrows, Columbia, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile on Sturgeon Lake w/ RBGUs"

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 10:24 by Colby Neuman
- Smith and Bybee Lakes--Wetland Interlakes Trail, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Continuing from the Smith Lake Blind. Much Smaller than adjacent GREG. All black bill. "

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 10:50 by Kaplan Yalcin
- Gold Lake Sno-Park, Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "large Accipiter with mostly white head. Seen well perched in roadside tree. Known location for this species"

Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 11:00 by Kaplan Yalcin
- Yoran Lake, Klamath, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "chickadees with chestnut backs. Dozens seen in appropriate habitat - moist mixed conifer woods on Klamath Co. side of Cascade crest. More numerous than Mountain Chickadees at this location."

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 10:13 by Christopher Burney
- 46836“46954 Highway 30, Clatskanie US-OR (46.1605,-123.4315), Clatsop, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Pics taken - upload later."

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 07:00 by Peter Barnes,cc
- SE 29th Terrace, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "single flyover, giving pi-pit call, with characteristic silhouette"

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Subject: Willet- currently in Yaquina Bay
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 17:17 pm
From: aandersson83 AT gmail.com
 
Friendly birder (from the Valley, I believe?) was leaving the Hatfield
Estuary Trail just as I arrived. She mentioned she had a willet 45 minutes
ago. It's still there (thanks for the heads up, if you're seeing this!).
3:00pm now. Bird is along the pebble shoreline, north side of trail, near
parking lot.

I'll add better photos to an eBird list later.

Annika
South Beach



Subject: Negative on Ruby-throated hummingbird this a.m.
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 16:41 pm
From: mborcc AT gmail.com
 
I looked for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird this morning between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. in the area where it was sighted in Waldport but was unsuccessful.Some details:
I searched Kira Lane and River View Lane to the east. There were about 5 rufous hummingbirds and one Anna's hummingbird along River View Lane feeding on fuchsias in several different yards. The larger patches of fuchsias seemed to be "guarded" by at least one rufous hummingbird. There were also about 4 homes that had hummingbird feeders but I didn't observe any hummingbirds using them.
I also watched the backyard that the RTHU was found for about 20 minutes without any dogs barking and saw one RUHU during that time. It visited the fuchsias there and briefly flew up to the new hummingbird feeder but didn't feed from it.
So it appears that the best strategy for relocating the RTHU continues to be a stakeout of the yard where it was originally found. Best of luck : )Cheers,Marty BraySeal Rock



Subject: Stilt SP, Ankeny
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 16:15 pm
From: sylviaspfd AT gmail.com
 
the Stilt Sandpiper was still just off the parking lot at Pintail Marsh at 2 PM.

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Subject: Red Knot, Black Oystercatcher Presentations to Highlight Shorebird Festival
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 16:02 pm
From: ninerharv2 AT msn.com
 
Cape Arago Audubon Society will be bringing both advanced and beginning birders alike to the Southern Oregon coast on September 20 to 22 to see and hear award winning
presentations on Red Knots and Black Oystercatchers at the 33rd Oregon Shorebird Festival. The festival is a celebration of Oregon shorebirds and an educational experience, with field trips, talks, bird watching, and shared meals.

Janet Essley will present on one of the furthest migrating species in the world, t...he Red Knot. She will take us on a journey with the Red Knot species of the Americas, roselaari and rufa, from their breeding grounds to non-breeding
sites and back again, dipping into amazing sandpiper physiology related to their ability to migrate such long distances. Through the Cultural Cartography, Essley will guide us with incredible works of art through the science and conservation of this impressive
shorebird.



The Blackoystercatcher is a charismatic and conspicuous shorebird of the west coast and currently is classified as a species of high conservation concern. Their health and reproductive success are being closely monitored by the Oregon Blackoystercatcher
Project, co-led by Audubon Society of Portland staff scientist Joe Liebezeit. Liebezeit will present on the monitoring project aiming to provide new information about this species biology to better inform methods of protection.


Information about the festival as well as registration details can be found at

www.oregonshorebirdfestival.org. Contact Harv Schubothe at (541) 297-2342 for more information.



Subject: Mid-Willamette Valley Vesper Sparrows starting to move around
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 13:47 pm
From: clearwater AT peak.org
 
Hi all,

Over the past month, some movement of VESPER SPARROWS away from nesting areas has been apparent. A few birds banded at Bald Hill Farm east of Corvallis have shown up on other monitoring sites a few miles to the north and west. Today I happened to see one along the side of Cardwell Hill Drive near Wren, half a mile from where it was banded as a fledgling. Two unbanded adults were also in the same stretch of road, near the intersection with Blakesley Creek Rd.

Vesper Sparrow reports have been very sparse in our area this summer, away from a few monitoring sites which are mostly on private land. Unfortunately, no Vesper Sparrows seemed to nest near the "ramada" along the public trail at Bald Hill Farm, which is where local birders have most often seen them in recent years.

But now is the time to be on the lookout for dispersing birds and migrants. If you happen to see a banded bird, please note the color of the bands (and/or get a photo if you can).

Also along Blakesley Creek Rd. this morning, I saw a very pale CHIPPING SPARROW in first-winter plumage that had me thinking seriously about Brewer's Sparrow. The facial pattern was weaker than typical for Chippers, but I couldn't quite make it into a Brewer's. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America has a nice illustration of this plumage. A couple of BLACK PHOEBES and several families of WESTERN BLUEBIRDS were foraging in the adjacent pastures.

Most LAZULI BUNTINGS seem to have left the area over the past two weeks. BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS also seem to be thinning out, though I'm still seeing and hearing a few female/immature types.

Happy late-summer birdwatching,
Joel

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Subject: Nighhawks
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 13:29 pm
From: kevinsmithnaturephotos AT gmail.com
 
Last evening we had a wonderful hatch of flying insects SOO-- we also
had a family of Common Nighthawks flying in the area. See:

https://www.kevinsmithnatureph...

Kevin Smith



Subject: Looking for old bird science journals?
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 13:18 pm
From: jliebezeit AT audubonportland.org
 
Portland Audubon is going through our archives. We are looking to give away hard copies of these journals. If anyone has an interest, reach out to me at jliebezeit@audubonportland.org.
Box 8 Auk Jan 1902--Oct 1903, Jan 1906-Oct 1907, Jan 1919-Oct 1919, Jan 1922-Oct 1922Box 9 Auk Jan 1962-Oct 1963, Oct. 1964-Oct 1965, Jan 1966-Oct. 1967, Jan 1968-Oct 1969Box 10 Auk Jan 1943-April 1944, July 1944-April 1946, Jan 1970-Oct 1971, Jan 1972-Oct 1973Box 11 Auk July 1946-April 1948, April 1948-Oct 1959, Jan 1960-Oct 1961Box 12 Auk Oct 1971-Oct 1978 (many duplicate copies)Box 13 Condor: Mixed dates, 1899-1940s (we will keep the oldest)Box 14 Condor: Mixed dates, 1911-1970Box 15 Condor--Mixed dates, 1969-1980Box 16 Condor: 1930-1934Box 21 Auk: Jan 1908-Oct 1909, Jan 1920-Oct 1921, Jan 1940-Oct 1940, July 192-Oct 1942Box 22 Auk: Jan 1974-Oct 1977Box 27: Condor 1946-1967Box 49: Jan, Apr, July 1981, Oct 1978, Jan, April, July, Oct 1979& 1980
Green file boxes: Auk July 1967-July 1971, 1974-1976, 1931, 1933, 1934~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Joe Liebezeit
Staff Scientist & Avian Conservation Manager
Portland Audubon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210
971-222-6121
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Subject: Re: Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper)
Date: Wed Aug 14 2019 1:51 am
From: shawneenfinnegan AT gmail.com
 
Don, as you said yourself, these are less than spectacular photos. Digiscoping without an adapter is so hard to do and too many of my own are far less identifiable than these.
The first thing I was taught when identifying shorebirds 30+ years ago is that you need to age them first, particularly in the fall when there is a mix of adults and juveniles before they can be properly identified. The second photo is more useful as it has enough definition to tell it is juvenile with a rufous in the scapulars. The first photo is too soft.
The quality of the photos could be responsible for making the bill look odd but the length, while long, is not out of range for female Westerns who have longer bills than males. And as they turn their heads the bills do tend to look thicker.
Dunlin can be eliminated for multiple reasons. The subspecies of Dunlin that breed in North America are late migrants. The young of the year molt on the breeding grounds into their winter plumage before migrating south. It is rare to see a juvenile Dunlin down here that still retains some of its first coat of feathers. It is also fairly early for adult Dunlins to be migrating south and if so they are most likely still in their breeding plumage unless their hormones were such that they never molted into their fancy plumage.
This is what a juvenile Dunlin looks like in August (photographed up near Barrow, Alaska) in early August. It is one of the species where the juvenile™s appearance somewhat mimics the adult™s alternate plumage. Seehttps://ebird.org/view/checkli...
Having said that Bob Archer is correct that the bird or birds you photographed don™t look like Curlew Sandpipers. Not that it would be visible in these photos but Curlew Sands have white rumps. As Bob pointed out young Curlew Sands don™t have rufous scapulars and have prominent anchors on the wing coverts. Here is a photo by Bill Schmoker (an awesome photographer) of a young Curlew Sand that shows the anchors:https://www.schmoker.org/BirdP...
On your checklist you also include a recording of what you felt was a Short-billed Dowitcher. It doesn™t sound like one to Dave or myself and sounds more like a muffled Greater Yellowlegs. A SBDO has a more distinct but mellow tu-tu-tu that is higher pitched.
Shawneen FinneganBeaverton


On Aug 13, 2019, at 9:47 PM, Craig Miller <gismiller@gmail.com> wrote:Hi Don,
I don't know if you have gotten any personal replies yet, but here is my impression. The bill is not typical for Western Sandpiper. The shape and plumage pattern of the bird is consistent with non-breedingDunlin and Curlew Sandpiper. The best way to tell the difference between Dunlin and Curlew Sandpiper in this plumage is the bill shape. The bill on Curlew Sandpipers are slender at the tip. The billin yourbird(s) appears to be nearly uniformly thick all the way to the tip. It is always a little risky to call a bird without a size comparison, but from what I can tell, it is a Dunlin.
I don't see the rufous scapularsthat Bob Archer mentioned.
Cheers,
Craig MillerBend

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 1:36 PM J D REIMERBERG, J REIMER-BERG <donjenrb@msn.com> wrote:







I slogged into Mofitti Marsh at Basket Slough this morning. I found a nice selection of sandpipers when I got there, even though I had seen only 2 of each: Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Coyotes from Morgan Lake. Once I was down to the marsh I saw Greater
Yellowlegs along with a Lesser and several Dowitchers. Swimming near them was a Red-Necked Phalarope. In the mud with a few Lesser Yellowlegs was a Semipalmated Plover.




When I settled down to study the peeps. I quickly noticed that there were a couple of them wading further out in the water from the rest. I thought maybe they were Curlew Sandpipers. They seemed larger to me, but they were further out in the water than the
others, so I wasn't sure. My reaction through the scope was that they were the longest billed Westerns that I remembered seeing. I took as many pictures as I could, but my cell phone through the scope technique isn't so great in the bright sunlight. I
also picked out a Semipalmated sandpiper amongst the other peeps.





Could some of you peep experts have a look at my photos and put my mind to rest about them being Westerns and crash my dreams of finding a pair of Curlew Sandpipers.




https://ebird.org/pnw/view/che...




thanks,

Don Berg



Subject: Re: Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper)
Date: Tue Aug 13 2019 23:48 pm
From: gismiller AT gmail.com
 
Hi Don,
I don't know if you have gotten any personal replies yet, but here is my impression. The bill is not typical for Western Sandpiper. The shape and plumage pattern of the bird is consistent with non-breedingDunlin and Curlew Sandpiper. The best way to tell the difference between Dunlin and Curlew Sandpiper in this plumage is the bill shape. The bill on Curlew Sandpipers are slender at the tip. The billin yourbird(s) appears to be nearly uniformly thick all the way to the tip. It is always a little risky to call a bird without a size comparison, but from what I can tell, it is a Dunlin.
I don't see the rufous scapularsthat Bob Archer mentioned.
Cheers,
Craig MillerBend

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 1:36 PM J D REIMERBERG, J REIMER-BERG <donjenrb@msn.com> wrote:







I slogged into Mofitti Marsh at Basket Slough this morning. I found a nice selection of sandpipers when I got there, even though I had seen only 2 of each: Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Coyotes from Morgan Lake. Once I was down to the marsh I saw Greater
Yellowlegs along with a Lesser and several Dowitchers. Swimming near them was a Red-Necked Phalarope. In the mud with a few Lesser Yellowlegs was a Semipalmated Plover.




When I settled down to study the peeps. I quickly noticed that there were a couple of them wading further out in the water from the rest. I thought maybe they were Curlew Sandpipers. They seemed larger to me, but they were further out in the water than the
others, so I wasn't sure. My reaction through the scope was that they were the longest billed Westerns that I remembered seeing. I took as many pictures as I could, but my cell phone through the scope technique isn't so great in the bright sunlight. I
also picked out a Semipalmated sandpiper amongst the other peeps.





Could some of you peep experts have a look at my photos and put my mind to rest about them being Westerns and crash my dreams of finding a pair of Curlew Sandpipers.




https://ebird.org/pnw/view/che...




thanks,

Don Berg



Subject: Ankeny Stilt Sandpiper continues.
Date: Tue Aug 13 2019 22:55 pm
From: james.kopitzke63 AT gmail.com
 
The subject bird was still present in fading light at 8:20 this evening on
the West side of Pintail Marsh.

Jim Kopitzke
Salem



Subject: Re: Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper)
Date: Tue Aug 13 2019 22:05 pm
From: rabican1 AT gmail.com
 
Hi:
Juvenile Curlew sandpiper should have a more striking head pattern and look like a Dunlin with long legs and long wings. This bird has the jizz of a Western Sandpiper , to me. Legs do not look long enough and bird not chunky enough. Young Curlew have anchors in their scapulars and a peachy wash to breast. I think I see rufous in upper scaps as well.
Bob ArcherPDX
On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 7:49 PM <t4c1x@peak.org> wrote:
I have yet to see any replies to this post on OBOL. What are people thinking about these photographs? I don't have any sense of certainty about the i.d. of these birds.
Darrel


From: "J D REIMERBERG, J REIMER-BERG" <donjenrb@msn.com>
To: obol@freelists.org
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 1:36:00 PM
Subject: [obol] Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper)





I slogged into Mofitti Marsh at Basket Slough this morning. I found a nice selection of sandpipers when I got there, even though I had seen only 2 of each: Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Coyotes from Morgan Lake. Once I was down to the marsh I saw Greater
Yellowlegs along with a Lesser and several Dowitchers. Swimming near them was a Red-Necked Phalarope. In the mud with a few Lesser Yellowlegs was a Semipalmated Plover.




When I settled down to study the peeps. I quickly noticed that there were a couple of them wading further out in the water from the rest. I thought maybe they were Curlew Sandpipers. They seemed larger to me, but they were further out in the water than the
others, so I wasn't sure. My reaction through the scope was that they were the longest billed Westerns that I remembered seeing. I took as many pictures as I could, but my cell phone through the scope technique isn't so great in the bright sunlight. I
also picked out a Semipalmated sandpiper amongst the other peeps.





Could some of you peep experts have a look at my photos and put my mind to rest about them being Westerns and crash my dreams of finding a pair of Curlew Sandpipers.




https://ebird.org/pnw/view/che...




thanks,

Don Berg



Subject: Re: Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper)
Date: Tue Aug 13 2019 21:49 pm
From: t4c1x AT peak.org
 
I have yet to see any replies to this post on OBOL. What are people thinking about these photographs? I don't have any sense of certainty about the i.d. of these birds.

Darrel



From: "J D REIMERBERG, J REIMER-BERG"
To: obol@freelists.org
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 1:36:00 PM
Subject: [obol] Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper)

I slogged into Mofitti Marsh at Basket Slough this morning. I found a nice selection of sandpipers when I got there, even though I had seen only 2 of each: Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Coyotes from Morgan Lake. Once I was down to the marsh I saw Greater Yellowlegs along with a Lesser and several Dowitchers. Swimming near them was a Red-Necked Phalarope. In the mud with a few Lesser Yellowlegs was a Semipalmated Plover.

When I settled down to study the peeps. I quickly noticed that there were a couple of them wading further out in the water from the rest. I thought maybe they were Curlew Sandpipers. They seemed larger to me, but they were further out in the water than the others, so I wasn't sure. My reaction through the scope was that they were the longest billed Westerns that I remembered seeing. I took as many pictures as I could, but my cell phone through the scope technique isn't so great in the bright sunlight. I also picked out a Semipalmated sandpiper amongst the other peeps.

Could some of you peep experts have a look at my photos and put my mind to rest about them being Westerns and crash my dreams of finding a pair of Curlew Sandpipers.

[ https://ebird.org/pnw/view/che... | https://ebird.org/pnw/view/che... ]

thanks,
Don Berg



Subject: I have seen no mention of the Stilt Sandpiper today at ANWR
Date: Tue Aug 13 2019 21:19 pm
From: roygerig AT gmail.com
 
It was there, by several accounts sometimes up close on the peninsula in front of the parking area. That was from 7-8 AM, I saw it further out feeding with a few dowitchers an hour later just past nine



Subject: "Multnomah" turnstile is Alaskan
Date: Tue Aug 13 2019 19:53 pm
From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
 
Hasn't made it to the Outside yet. GPS coordinates are Oregon, but observer clearly mentions two Alaska place names in the report. A techno/clerical error.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Subject: eBird RBA
Date: Tue Aug 13 2019 18:58 pm
From: teresa.hertzel AT gmail.com
 
** Species Summary:

Cackling Goose (1 Multnomah)
Black Turnstone (1 Multnomah)
Stilt Sandpiper (5 Marion)
Franklin's Gull (1 Clatsop, 1 Lane)
Snowy Egret (1 Multnomah)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 Washington)
Willow Flycatcher (Northwestern) (1 Yamhill)
Bank Swallow (3 Lane)
Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (6 Lake)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1 Lane)

---------------------------------------------
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (4)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 07:00 by Peter Barnes,cc
- SE 29th Terrace, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "flyovers, small to medium sized white faced geese with short stubby bills"

Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) (2)
- Reported Aug 10, 2019 15:17 by Nolan Shishido
- Quinhagak Alaska, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Walking on gravel bar of Kanektok River. "

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 07:03 by Fred Stephens
- Ankeny NWR, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Seen at Pintail at7:37am. Least sandpiper and kildeer nearby making size comparison easier; subject bird larger than Least and smaller than Kildeer. Feeding action similar to dowicher but bending lower."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 17:27 by Pam Otley
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Reported earlier today by Russ Namitz. Medium sized sandpiper smaller than nearby LEYE and larger than WESA. Long "drooping" black bill. Long yellow legs. Prominent white supercilium. Actively feeding and moving around constantly. Plumage molting from breeding."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 16:00 by Jonathan Reimer-Berg
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird seen this morning by Russ Namitz. Medium-sized shorebird, larger than peeps but smaller than Lesser Yellowlegs. White supercilium. Medium-sized bill with droopy tip. Back had dark black blotches on feathers."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 16:00 by Don Berg
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird seen this morning by Russ Namitz. Medium-sized shorebird, larger than peeps but smaller than Lesser Yellowlegs. White supercilium. Medium-sized bill with droopy tip. Back had dark black blotches on feathers."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 13:05 by Russ Namitz
- Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh, Marion, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Medium-sized shorebird, larger than peeps but smaller than Lesser Yellowlegs. Had yellow legs. White supercilium. Medium-sized bill with droopy tip. Molting adult. Appeared to lack rufous on head and body (distance & haze?) and back had dark black blotches on older feathers."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 19:56 by Molly Sultany
- Del Rey Beach, Clatsop, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Small gull with distinctive white eye "crescent" marking, partially black head, and narrow black bill. Seen right at the entrance to Del Rey beach on the wet sand with a large mixed species flock of gulls. Photos below."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (2)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 09:25 by Sally Hill
- Fern Ridge WMA--Royal Ave. area (general), Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Seen SW of platform in dry parts. Sitting on sandy spit with Caspian tern Ringed-billed and California gulls. Heavy eye arcs on rear portion of the eye. Windows in wings, dark bill. Photos."

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 15:52 by Nick Mrvelj
- Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Smallish white egret with a dark bill, pale base to lower mandible and yellow lores. Continuing on Bybee Lake."

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Aug 13, 2019 08:26 by Gregory Smith
- Portland Community College Rock Creek campus, Washington, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Small long tailed hawk chased by basw"

Willow Flycatcher (Northwestern) (Empidonax traillii brewsteri/adastus) (1)
- Reported Aug 11, 2019 16:30 by Harry Fuller
- Joe Dancer Park, Yamhill, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "along the river"

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 07:17 by Evan Lipton
- Fern Ridge WMA--Royal Ave. area (general), Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Brown backed swallow with clearly defined breast band and white underbelly. "

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 07:17 by Liam Waters
- Fern Ridge WMA--Royal Ave. area (general), Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Brown backed swallow with clearly defined breast band and white underbelly. "

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 07:17 by Jonathan Eckerson
- Fern Ridge WMA--Royal Ave. area (general), Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Brown backed swallow with clearly defined breast band and white underbelly. "

Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (20)
- Reported Aug 11, 2019 12:57 by Evan Lipton
- Cabin Lake, Lake, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Definitely the predominant type based on calls. Probably more than this, but this is safe. Recordings. "

Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (20)
- Reported Aug 11, 2019 12:57 by Jonathan Eckerson
- Cabin Lake, Lake, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Definitely the predominant type based on calls. Probably more than this, but this is safe. Recordings. "

Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (20)
- Reported Aug 11, 2019 12:57 by Liam Waters
- Cabin Lake, Lake, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Definitely the predominant type based on calls. Probably more than this, but this is safe. Recordings. "

Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (2)
- Reported Aug 11, 2019 15:44 by Liam Waters
- NFS 700 Deschutes National Forest, Fort Rock US-OR (43.5037,-121.1147), Lake, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Expected, but id™d by call. "

Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (2)
- Reported Aug 11, 2019 15:44 by Evan Lipton
- NFS 700 Deschutes National Forest, Fort Rock US-OR (43.5037,-121.1147), Lake, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Expected, but id™d by call. "

Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (2)
- Reported Aug 11, 2019 15:44 by Jonathan Eckerson
- NFS 700 Deschutes National Forest, Fort Rock US-OR (43.5037,-121.1147), Lake, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "Expected, but id™d by call. "

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
- Reported Aug 12, 2019 08:30 by Linda Gilbert
- Blair Lake Trail (No. 3553), Lane, Oregon
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF...
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checkli...
- Comments: "bird seen and heard in shrub in wet meadow. this is appropriate habitat for this species."

***********



Subject: Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Waldport
Date: Tue Aug 13 2019 16:10 pm
From: t4c1x AT peak.org
 
Particularly interesting to me, because I had a sub-adult Ruby-throat at my feeder last fall. Unfortunately, it only stayed around for about forty minutes. Still, it makes me wonder if this one is the same bird.
Darrel

From: "Nolan Clements" <nolanclements@gmail.com>
To: obol@freelists.org
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 7:57:04 PM
Subject: [obol] Ruby-throated Hummingbird Waldport

Hi all,

I was just surfing Facebook and noticed a picture on the Birding Oregon Facebook page which clearly shows an adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. I was at first skeptical of the origin of the photo, so I messaged the photographer to inquire about the specifics. She said she photographed the bird this morning in Waldport, OR. Beyond that, I don't know anything else. I am currently in contact with the individual and will post updates with information as I receive it.
Good birding,
Nolan ClementsLa Grande, OR


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Reviewed December 3, 2018







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