Date: 4/5/17 6:48 pm
From: Kit Larsen <kit...>
Subject: [obol] Eugene Wednesday morning

Dennis Arendt reports:
The Eugene Wednesday birders went to the Mill Race Trail in Springfield.
The parking area with new bathrooms is easy to find from 32nd street
slightly south of Agnes Stewart Middle School. The trail follows and
crosses the Mill Race offering about one mile of riparian habitat before
it joins the Middle Fork Trail which extends from Clearwater Park to the
Dorris Ranch. The mixed woods and water channels afford good habitat
for migrants. About 25 Orange-crowned Warblers were scattered
throughout the area. Pacific and Bewicks Wrens were singing. This
trail is well worth more visits. The complete list follows.

Cackling Goose – flying over
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Band-tailed Pigeon – two flying over
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird – males frequently seen
Belted Kingfisher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Steller's Jay
Ca​l​ifornia Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow – one first of year bird for many in the group
Black-capped Chickadee
Bushtit
Brown Creeper – one nest found behind torn bark.
Pacific Wren
Bewick's Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wrentit - two
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler -- several
Common Yellowthroat – at least four singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler – Myrtle and Audubons
Townsend's Warbler – seen by one
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Purple Finch – a pair
Lesser Goldfinch

Scott McNeeley, Randy Sinnott, Pamela Carpenter, Tom Cable, Steve
Dignam, Judy Franzen, Ellen Cantor, Dave Brown and Dennis Arendt
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