Date: 3/16/17 12:34 pm From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...> Subject: [obol] Philomath Sewage Ponds yesterday - Say's Phoebe, Barn Swallow, grebes
Some of this has already been reported, my apologies for the redundancy!
I paid a repeat visit to the Philomath Sewage Ponds yesterday late afternoon, hoping to catch the SAY'S PHOEBE I missed earlier. The phoebe was easily found along the N end of the western fence, flycatching around the irrigiation equipment.
Waterfowl of note included the previously reported 3 WESTERN GREBES and 1 EARED GREBE (the HORNED GREBE was present around noon, but could not be refound by several observers later in the day), plus a well-observed pair of GREATER SCAUP on the C pond. 3 WOOD DUCKS were in the puddle at the edge of the forest SW of the ponds.
Among the numerous TREE and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS that swirled over the ponds, I was able to pick out my FOY BARN SWALLOW.