Date: 3/19/17 12:17 pm From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> Subject: [obol] Coos migrants et al. 3/19/17
Pip and I started the morning out on the N. Spit if Coos Bay. We took a three mile loop at dawn around the old Weyco pond site. There were many singing birds including Marsh Wrens, RW Blackbirds, robins, RC Kinglets (quite a few), Song & WC Sparrow, wrentits and towhees. Heard and saw my first singing migrant ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. Also a surprise was a singing HERMIT THRUSH, I rarely hear them on the coast and especially this early. One singing PURPLE FINCH and singing AUDUBON'S WARBLERS also.
Duck-wise there were two pairs of CINNAMON TEAL along the sand road pond where I normally see the first migrants. Also Gadwall, RN Ducks, Bufflehead, shovelers Hoodie Mergs and many nesting Canada Geese.
Heard and saw my first migrant GREATER YELLOWLEGS, five in total flying north near the beach. Several Tree Swallows at nest boxes at BLM boat ramp also.
Mike Seedborg was able to refind the PALM WARBLER at the North Bend BLM office this morning.
VG Swallows flying around our yard also.
Knute Andersson and I walked out Fossil Point late AM and saw the KING EIDER but it stayed far enough away to make photos difficult.
On Friday Barb Griffin reported the male BULLOCK'S ORIOLE is still coming to her feeder in North Bend.