Date: 3/2/17 7:23 pm
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Coos alt-plumaged Audubon's Warbler
Saw an almost full alternate-plumaged Myrtle the other day, but the
Audubon's around Corvallis still are mostly in basic plumage. Not a lot of
Yellow-rumps of either flavor around here this winter, at least where I've
been looking.



On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 5:58 PM, Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> wrote:

> The Audubon's at my place in w Eugene are just starting to clean up. None
> are bright yet.
> Alan Contreras
> Eugene, Oregon
> <acontrer56...>
> Sent from my iPhone
> > 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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Hendrik G. Herlyn
Corvallis, OR

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