Dennis Arendt reports: A portion of the Eugene Wednesday birders went into the eastern section of Alton Baker Park. Another group went after the Gyrfalcon which was relocated recently near Halsey. The Alton Baker Park group walked through the sprinkling rain and had very good sightings of Hairy and Pileated Woodpeckers, along with Red-breasted Sapsuckers and Flickers. We looked carefully through a group of Golden-crowned Sparrows for a Harris's Sparrow (reported earlier in this area), but did not see it. The Yellow-rumped Warblers were in large groups high in the cottonwood trees. Swallows were overhead most of the morning; they were mostly Tree Swallows with a few Violet-greens. The entire list follows.
Canada Goose Wood Duck – several in the channel American Wigeon Mallard Cinnamon Teal – one in the radio tower pond. Bufflehead Common Merganser – on the river Pied-billed Grebe Double-crested Cormorant Great Blue Heron Turkey Vulture Cooper's Hawk Bald Eagle Red-tailed Hawk Rock Pigeon Eurasian Collared-Dove Anna's Hummingbird Belted Kingfisher Red-breasted Sapsucker Hairy Woodpecker Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker American Kestrel – a pair Steller's Jay California Scrub-Jay American Crow Tree Swallow Violet-green Swallow Black-capped Chickadee Bushtit – scattered and in pairs Brown Creeper Pacific Wren – heard only Bewick's Wren American Robin European Starling Yellow-rumped Warbler White-crowned Sparrow – only one Golden-crowned Sparrow Song Sparrow Spotted Towhee Red-winged Blackbird House Finch
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