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.