Date: 3/7/17 11:33 am From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...> Subject: [obol] Re: Trumpeter swans in the Willamette basin
I don't have the details handy right now, but a few years ago, I remember finding at least a couple of Trumpeters in the Halsey swan flock. And the big swan flock along Hwy 99W, south of Junction City, is another one that often had a few Trumpeters with it in recent years.
On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 11:24 AM, Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
> * > > I got it backwards--I meant Halsey, which is the northern part of the H > pair, in Linn County. I think I've been to Harrisburg about twice in my > life. I recall the earliest reports from Halsey about 71/72 involved a > thousand Tundra Swans. Doug Robinson counted two thousand, this winter > maybe? Alpha-numeric collars on some of these birds show that they > sometimes visit Ridgefield NWR, Roy(Banks)in Wash. Co. and Halsey w/in the > same 30 day period. The last two winters I've seen Tundra Swans west of > Tangent, near the famous eagle roost. I didn't three and four years ago > when I was visiting the area frequently. > Tundra Swans began showing up on the central Oregon coast, Alsea to > Coos Bay, in the seventies, and their number grew modestly each year before > they disappeared completely. They were recorded on every Coos CBC for well > over a decade. Now they are absent from that count for a decade at a time. > I sort of expected something similar to happen with these small spots of > Trumpeters. > Lars > On Mar 7, 2017, at 11:04 AM, Bill Tice wrote: > > > Lars brings up a good point. It would be good to add that the Airlie > Swan flock is in all likelihood spreading out as their territory is being > infringed upon by new filbert orchards and grape vineyards. This winter > they have not been in that area as consistently as in former years. Also, > Lars may have been including the swan flock now near Halsey in mentioning > Harrisburg and there have been reports via eBird of Trumpeters near Halsey > this winter. Good stuff. Maybe a whooper Swan will show up in the valley > soon????? > > > > Bill TicePOST: 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...> > > > > 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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