Date: 2/26/17 7:08 pm
From: Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...>
Subject: [obol] Linn County Gyrfalcon - Yes & No
Yes - because others told me the bird sitting on a fence post 0.4579 miles
away was a Gyrfalcon.

Lesson learned - If you arrive a stakeout and are able to identify the top
birders in the group, don't let them out of your sight. :-)

Today, I let the group of Issac Denzer, Hendrik Herlyn, Oscar Harper, Kai
and Ben Frueh out of my sight and not long afterward they followed the
falcon to a perch where they were rewarded with awesome views.

It was a fun stakeout nonetheless - everyone was excited, cars approached
sometimes at too high speed (mine included), with high-fives being
generously shared by all.

I hope the bird, weather, and my work schedule all come together to give me
another chance to get this species on my life list.

Jack Williamson
West Linn, Oregon

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