Date: 7/9/17 10:43 pm
From: Caleb Centanni <caleb...>
Subject: [obol] Re: juvenile Yellow-rumped Warbler on valley floor
Hi Mark,

I had a juvenile Yellow-Rumped at my place in the Coast Range foothills of
Polk County two summers ago. Maybe they breed in the Coast Range and
occaisionally disperse early.

Good birding,

Caleb Centanni

On Jul 9, 2017 2:46 PM, "Mark Nikas" <elepaio...> wrote:

> Yesterday I had a juvenile Yellow-rumped Warbler in my yard west of Eugene
> near Fern Ridge Res. In over 20 years here I've never had a YRWA at any
> time in June, July or August. My property is between 2 nearby forested
> hills (Oak Hill and Fir Butte) that have plenty of Douglas Firs in the mix.
> Do Yellow-rumps regularly breed at such low elevation sites?
> Other yard news:
> Western Bluebirds - I've only had a handful of sightings over the years so
> this year's nesting pair is pretty exciting. I put up around 10 nest boxes
> every year so nest sites have been available in the past.
> House Wrens - a pair has nested here annually since 2004. I have 2 active
> nests this year about 20 yards apart but only 3 adult birds. The male
> apparently has himself the beginnings of a harem. He seems to favor the
> first nesting female as he attends to that nest box about twice as often as
> the other.
> Great Blue Herons - a small rookery in the firs on Oak Hill is active
> again this year. They first showed up 10 - 12 years ago. This is about a
> mile from the nearest water.
> Common Ravens - I have yet to discover a nest but they are almost daily
> summer birds for well over 10 years. Their activity centers on Oak Hill.
> 1 or 2 birds have been the norm this year until 5 were cavorting overhead
> yesterday.
> Golden-crowned Kinglets - 1 or 2 pairs around this year. Only 1 other
> summer I recall them here. That year 1 was feeding a juvenile BH Cowbird
> which was an amazing sight to behold.
> Mark Nikas

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