Date: 3/2/17 5:59 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Coos alt-plumaged Audubon's Warbler
The Audubon's at my place in w Eugene are just starting to clean up. None are bright yet.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon


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> On Mar 2, 2017, at 5:56 PM, Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> wrote:
> Right next door to the BLM office in N Bend at the Sheriff's office late PM I saw three W. Bluebirds working the open grassy area there (they have been around for a few weeks- good winter for them coastally). With them were about a half dozen AUDUBON'S WARBLER'S. At least three males appeared to have almost completely molted into breeding plumage (all of them were molted or molting into alt plume). I don't usually see many Audubon's coastally until April so this caught my attention? How early do they begin molting in the valley? I guess these could be early migrants too?
> Was working at New River in SW Coos again today. The place was crawling with Selasphorus Hummers again- the hairy manzanita is in full bloom. Quite a few females also plus some at the house tonight too (we have a huge manzanita here and lots of red-flowering currant which is starting to flower also).
> Merry springtime!
> Tim R
> Coos Bay
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