This morning, Chuck Philo saw a mockingbird calling and displaying in the top of a tree before it rained. It was near the Avery Building at NE 2nd and NE Benton Streets in Newport. Paul Reed found one at 326 NE 11th Street on April 15th, and this one was probably the same one that Paul first found there on Dec. 16.
In a straight line, today's NE 2nd and NE Benton Streets is roughly 3.2 miles from the Southshore development in South Beach were Wayne Hoffman reported a mockingbird to OBOL as recently as yesterdat; others had found the Southshore Mockingbird on April 15 (see email below).
But they are across Yaquina Bay from each other. Will one cross the bay? Can they hear each other from that distance?
I don't recall another time when there were 2 mockingbirds in Lincoln County at the same time.
Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...> Date: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 7:29 PM Subject: Re: [obol] Newport Mockingbird--Yes To: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>, <obol...>, <lcbno...>
Paul's sighting confirms that there are now 2 Mockingbirds in the Newport area, as another one was found by Terry Smith, Trent Bray, and others on the edge of the dunes fronting the Southshore development [in South Beach]. They spotted it while returning from seeing the Laughing Gull a short distance to the south.
On 4/15/2017 1:15:37 PM, Range Bayer <range.bayer...> wrote: Hi,
Paul Reed first saw a Northern Mockingbird at NE 8th and Eads Street in Newport on Dec. 16. Many people have since seen it with the latest report on March 31.
The mockingbird may have moved a short distance away or may be ranging further from its original location because this morning (April 15) at 9 AM Paul wrote: "I just heard a bird in our yard doing trills, chatters and even mimicking other birds. I went out and sure enough the mockingbird was bouncing back and forth in our pine trees acting like a lovelorn teenager. What a nice spring serenade. I wonder if it’s the same bird we have been seeing? If so, it’s been four months now."
Paul lives at 326 NE 11th Street.
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