Date: 3/13/17 11:40 am From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...> Subject: [obol] Re: [birding] Another(?) Tufted Duck in Benton County
Thanks for clarifying, Hendrik!
I've had my radar up for a second Tufted Duck since the one being seen at Ankeny NWR seems to be a less obvious example of the species, than the one that was reported from Stoneybrook last month.
Anyway, one good thing to come out of this false alarm could be the realization that there might be another good vantage point for scoping the Evergreen Mitigation Bank. This has been a good shorebird site in years past, but it can be difficult to view now during seasons when the restored wet prairie vegetation close to Bellfountain Rd. is more than a few inches tall.
Happy birding, Joel
On Mon, 2017-03-13 at 11:30 -0700, Hendrik Herlyn wrote: > Joel and all, > > > > False alarm - no Tufted Duck in Benton! This is an eBird checklist > from a trip to Ankeny, but somehow the location was erroneously > entered as the Philomath Sewage Ponds. The observer has been contacted > and will hopefully fix the location soon. > > > Happy birding > > > Hendrik > > > On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 11:15 AM, Joel Geier <joel.geier...> > wrote: > > This just in came through the wires. It refers to a > "continuing bird" so > I wondered if it was the Tufted Duck that has been widely > reported from > Ankeny NWR. > > However the map points to a point along Wonderly Lane which > connects > between Bellfountain Rd. and Fern Rd. south of Philomath, to > the south > of Evergreen Creek. So I'm wondering if this could be the > Tufted Duck > that turned up briefly at the Stoneybrook retirement villae > pond in SW > Corvallis last month (reported some time after the fact, but > which was > apparently an adult male). > > It sounds like this might be in the Evergreen Mitigation Bank, > which is > a private property but partly viewable from Bellfountain Rd. > (for > directions and further info see Site A10 on the Alsea Loop of > the > Willamette Valley Birding Trail). > > Good birding, > Joel > > From: <ebird-alert...> > Subject: [eBird Alert] Benton County Rare Bird Alert <hourly> > Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:58:31 -0400 (EDT) > > Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) > - Reported Mar 11, 2017 08:14 by Gabriel Sandoval > - US-Oregon-Corvallis-Unnamed Road - 44.52x-123.344, Benton, > Oregon > - Map: > http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.5198734,-123.3441424&ll=44.5198734,-123.3441424 > - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35155024 > - Comments: "Continuing bird, seen very far in the pond with > coots abd other waterfowl" > > -- > Joel Geier > Camp Adair area north of Corvallis > > > _______________________________________________ > birding mailing list > <birding...> > http://midvalleybirding.org/mailman/listinfo/birding > > > > > > > > -- > > __________________________ > Hendrik G. Herlyn > Corvallis, OR > > "Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." > -- Gary Snyder