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 > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > >
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