Date: 4/4/17 6:20 pm
From: Miss Jacqui <mrchickadee...>
Subject: [obol] Re: obol Digest V6 #108
Hi Obolers! I have not posted here for a long time, but I just might start
again!

I had FOY Rufus hummer last week at my very urban Outer SE Portland apt
patio. He stayed around a about 3 days then moved on. He was able to stave
off any Anna's that dared come a calling!

Yesterday I heard some neo-migrant calls and I had my first ever Eurasian
Collared Dove pecking around under the feeder. I did hear them last year,
but never saw them. The mourning doves were heard also, but none have ever
come to my little feeder set up.

I'm looking forward to spending time up on Tabor this weekend.. Hope it's
fruitful!

Happy birding!

Jacqui

Portland, OR

Jacqui Parker
Portland, OREGON
...........

I realized that If I had to choose,
I would rather have birds than airplanes
Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974), Interview 1974

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On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:06 PM, <obol...> wrote:

> obol Digest Monday, April 03 2017 Volume: 06 Issue: 108
>
> In This Issue:
> #1: From: Frank Kolwicz <fhkolwicz1...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Leucistic Brewer's Blackbird (?) at
> Basket Slough
> #2: From: "John Sullivan" <dmarc-noreply...>
> (Redacted sender "oropendolas" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] Costa's Hummer is Back in Springfield
> #3: From: Mark Greenfield <markgreenfield...>
> Subject: [obol] FOY Common Yellowthroat
> #4: From: "Mark J. Greenfield" <markgreenfield...>
> Subject: [obol] Spring bird migration
> #5: From: "Mark J. Greenfield" <markgreenfield...>
> Subject: [obol] Purple Finch??
> #6: From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
> Subject: [obol] Bald Hill (Corvallis) - Vesper Sparrow, N.
> Rough-wing
> #7: From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
> Subject: [obol] Bald Hill Correction
> #8: From: <kingsalmon92...>
> Subject: [obol] Pine Grosbeak, Jackson Co.
> #9: From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
> Subject: [obol] FOY Caspian Tern
> #10: From: "Dennis Vroman" <dpvroman...>
> Subject: [obol] JoCo Black-throated Gray Warbler
> #11: From: Linda Gilbert <oregonjunco...>
> Subject: [obol] Lane Coast Birds
> #12: From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...>
> Subject: [obol] Nashville Warbler breeding status in Coast
> Range
> #13: From: Janet and Phil Lamberson <pjlamberson...>
> Subject: [obol] Say's Phoebe Yaquina Head area - Yes
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Msg: #1 in digest
> Subject: [obol] Re: Leucistic Brewer's Blackbird (?) at Basket Slough NWR
> From: Frank Kolwicz <fhkolwicz1...>
> Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 22:37:44 -0700
>
> I had a quick glimpse of a bird like this a couple of weeks agoat the
> narrows of BSNWR, but it flew out of sight immediately.
> Frank
> inMonmouth
>
> On 4/2/2017 9:50 PM, Nels Nelson wrote:
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> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #2 in digest
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 10:34:16 -0400
> From: "John Sullivan" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender
> "oropendolas" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] Costa's Hummer is Back in Springfield
>
> The male Costa's was at the feeder from 6:20 to 6:30 this morning. I can't
> believe he is back after the no-show after 7:30 yesterday morning. I
> thought for sure he was long gone. I was almost as surprised to see him
> this morning as I was to see Sally Hill and Vickie Buck standing outside
> watching the bird! I had to leave for work, but Sally and Vickie stayed.
> Unfortunately, the bird did not come back in the next 30 minutes. It must
> have another feeder staked out somewhere in the neighborhood. There are
> several feeders that I know of within sight of the street in the
> surrounding blocks.
>
> Happy Hummer Hunting!
>
>
>
> John Sullivan
> 1159 Janus St.
> Springfield, OR
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #3 in digest
> From: Mark Greenfield <markgreenfield...>
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:05:55 -0700
> Subject: [obol] FOY Common Yellowthroat
>
> Heard yesterday, seen and heard today on Lost Lagoon Farm, Gillihan Road,
> Sauvie Island
>
> Mark Greenfield
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #4 in digest
> From: "Mark J. Greenfield" <markgreenfield...>
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 09:23:12 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Spring bird migration
>
> I was checking our records for arrival dates of First of Year spring
> migrants today and thought OBOL readers might find some of this
> interesting. Common yellowthroats, which first arrived yesterday, have
> arrived between April 2 and April 6 in five of the past six years. So they
> are right on time. Brown-headed cowbirds arrived between April 1 and April
> 8 in three of the last five years, so I expect to see them any day now.
> Last year we got our first purple martin on April 2, but more typically,
> they come two weeks later. Barn swallows usually arrive around the 11-16th
> of April. Same for Vaux’s swift and house wren. Our first Wilson’s warbler
> typically arrives at the very end of April or first few days in May. Same
> for Bullock’s oriole, Western tanager, Black-headed grosbeak and warbling
> vireo. Cedar waxwing, Western wood pewee and Swainson’s thrush arrive in
> mid May.
> Mark Greenfield
> 14745 NW Gillihan Road
> Portland, Oregon 97231
> (503) 227-2979
> <markgreenfield...>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #5 in digest
> From: "Mark J. Greenfield" <markgreenfield...>
> Subject: [obol] Purple Finch??
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 10:00:14 -0700
>
> Okay OBOLers, solve this one for me. A short while ago I saw a finch at
> our feeder, but I couldn’t tell if it was a purple finch or house finch. It
> had a deeply notched tail and lacked distinctive streaking underneath,
> which guides me towards purple finch. It also had bold auriculars like a
> purple finch. But I did not notice a slight crest, and more importantly,
> the facial and breast color of the bird was pale yellow, not red. Over the
> years I have seen house finches that were more yellowish or orange in
> color, but never a purple finch. Does this happen? I’ve been looking for
> the bird to return, but no luck yet.
>
> Mark Greenfield
> 14745 NW Gillihan Road
> Portland, Oregon 97231
> (503) 227-2979
> <markgreenfield...>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #6 in digest
> From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 11:07:42 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Bald Hill (Corvallis) - Vesper Sparrow, N. Rough-winged
> Swallow
>
> Hello all,
> I hiked around Bald Hill Park this morning, looking for migrants. The area
> was crawling with singing ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, but I found no other
> warblers, nor any vireos or flycatchers.
>
> Along the trail south of Bald Hill Farm (near the little covered bench) I
> found one VESPER SPARROW (perched a ways out in the field west of the
> trail), along with numerous SAVANNAH SPARROWS. In the same area, a lone
> NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW had joined the local TREE and VIOLET-GREEN
> SWALLOWS on a wire.
>
> While I was watching the swallows and sparrows, a flock of about 70
> AMERICAN PIPITS flew in. To my surprise, most of the birds landed high in a
> single oak before scattering into the grassy field.
>
> Otherwise, things were pretty slow.
>
> Happy Spring Migration
>
> Hendrik
>
>
> --
> __________________________
> Hendrik G. Herlyn
> Corvallis, OR
>
>
> *"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder*
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #7 in digest
> From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 11:33:23 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Bald Hill Correction
>
> I just realized that I DID have another species of warbler besides
> Orange-crowns - a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was singing on the NE slope of Bald
> Hill. :)
> Good birding
>
> Hendrik
>
> --
> __________________________
> Hendrik G. Herlyn
> Corvallis, OR
>
>
> *"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder*
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #8 in digest
> From: <kingsalmon92...>
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 11:44:13 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Pine Grosbeak, Jackson Co.
>
> Hello OBOL readers,
>
> I had a PINE GROSBEAK yesterday evening just before sunset on my way into
> the forest to conduct Owl surveys in remote Jackson County - around 10
> miles northeast of Lost Creek Reservoir at about 3900 feet of elevation. I
> got good looks through a scope plus a couple low light photos, which I will
> upload in an eBird checklist when I'm back near a computer tomorrow, before
> a hawk flew over and scattered the 6 juncos and the grosbeak out of a
> clearing and into dense forest.
>
> Cody Smith
>
> Please excuse the brevity and any grammatical errors as this e-mail was
> sent from my iPhone.
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #9 in digest
> From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 17:23:53 -0700
> Subject: [obol] FOY Caspian Tern
>
> Two birds foraging at the Alsea jaws this morning were a FOY for me.
> Observed/photographed an adult bald eagle carry a juvenile surf scoter up
> to the nest to dine on. At Bayview pastures the 11 white-fronted geese
> that have been present this winter are still there. Wow, third day with no
> rain!
> Roy
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #10 in digest
> From: "Dennis Vroman" <dpvroman...>
> Subject: [obol] JoCo Black-throated Gray Warbler
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 18:28:33 -0700
>
> This afternoon (04-03-2017) at our place (just east of the Merlin I-5
> exit), a male.
> Dennis (north of Grants Pass)
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #11 in digest
> From: Linda Gilbert <oregonjunco...>
> Subject: [obol] Lane Coast Birds
> Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 02:22:36 +0000
>
> I birded the Florence area and north Lane coast, part of the time with
> Diane Pettey. I found 2 CASPIAN TERNS at the Ocean Beach Picnic Area and
> Diane spotted more (not sure how many) at Sea Lion Point while I was
> scoping further out. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were everywhere, in the air
> flying around and in the shrubs. I did not see any BROWN PELICANS or
> SHOREBIRDS. COMMON LOONS and RED-NECKED GREBES have started their
> transition to alternate plumage. Gull and duck numbers are way down as is
> normal. Two GRAY WHALES surfaced off Sea Lion Point fairly close in for a
> great addition to a sunny day on the coast.
> Linda Gilbert
>
> Eugene
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #12 in digest
> Subject: [obol] Nashville Warbler breeding status in Coast Range
> From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...>
> Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:33:25 -0700
>
> Hi all,
> Following on Dave Irons' and Tom Mickel's comments, I'll just add my own
> impressions on the breeding status of Nashville Warblers based on
> 20-some years of paying attention to things in Benton and Polk Counties.
>
> First off, sightings of Nashville Warblers are generally sparse on the
> west side of the Willamette River at this latitude, even during the
> season when migrants are moving through. About 15 years back Barb Bellin
> (who grew up in Philomath and still has one of the longer lists for
> Benton Co.) told me that she was still looking for her first Nashville
> Warbler in Benton County. I've seen a few but I always count them as a
> highlight for the year, since they're far from guaranteed.
>
> They're even harder to find in Polk County. All of my Polk County
> sightings except one (which I'll get to in a bit) have been within 5
> miles of the SE corner of Polk County.
>
> Migrants are seen (sparsely) through the middle of May. We've had a few
> singing birds that showed territorial behavior in early May. However,
> reports of them staying at a single location for multiple days are very
> scarce. The only such report that I'm aware of from Benton County is a
> male Nashville Warbler that sang at Bald Hill Park just west of
> Corvallis, from 26 May through 5 June in 2012 (as reported by Don
> Boucher and Bill Proebsting).
>
> There have been a few other isolated reports from late June or July
> which might represent post-breeding dispersal. I encountered a male
> Nashville Warbler near Laurel Peak (Polk County Coast Range) during the
> late part of the breeding season in 1999. There have been a handful of
> similar late-season/post-breeding records from Marys Peak in Benton
> County.
>
> So I would say, there is still no solid evidence of Nashville Warblers
> breeding in the Coast Range in either Polk or Benton County, though
> there are a few hints that they might nest very sparsely.
>
>
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #13 in digest
> From: Janet and Phil Lamberson <pjlamberson...>
> Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 22:04:17 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Say's Phoebe Yaquina Head area - Yes
>
> 4:45 today (Monday) Flycatcher, kind of scruffy looking, gray above,
> darker on head, paler gray below, grayish peach color lower belly and under
> tail; east end of the parking area, just east of maintenance facility
> building, on rocky cliff behind "Danger Falling Rock" sign, then
> flycatching from top of a small pine tree closer to the maintenance
> facility. First seen by Chuck Philo recently.
> The Peregrines also put on a good show chasing a Red-tailed Hawk, then
> settled in the nest area.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of obol Digest V6 #108
> **************************
>
>
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