Date: 7/12/17 2:37 pm
From: Larry McQueen <larmcqueen...>
Subject: [obol] Wed morning, Eugene
Fern Ridge, south of Royal Ave trail, had no surprises for us, but it is always enjoyable in the nice weather we are having.

Canada Goose - 120-some
Mallard - some
Hooded Merganser - 6 juveniles
Pied-billed Grebe - 4
Western Grebe - 7
American White Pelican - 17
American Bittern - 2
Great Blue Heron - 3
Turkey Vulture - 4
Osprey - 4
Bald Eagle - 5
Virginia Rail - 3
Semipalmated Plover - 5
Killdeer - 8
Spotted Sandpiper - 4
Greater Yellowlegs - common
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1
Least Sandpiper - 80+
Western Sandpiper - 100+
Long-billed Dowitcher - 50
Wilson’s Phalarope- 4
Ring-billed Gull - the 2 ssp of Gulls always conspicuous, but no count
California Gull -
Black Tern- 6
Mourning Dove - 10
Eurasian Collared Dove- 5
Willow Flycatcher - 1
California Scrub-Jay - around
Common Raven - 2
Purple Martin - 6
Tree Swallow - common, with juveniles
Violet-green Swallow - few identified
Barn Swallow - some
Black-capped Chickadee - 1
Marsh Wren - 12
American Robin - 10
European Starling - few
Cedar Waxwing - 1, more heard
Common Yellowthroat - 10
Savannah Sparrow - Always around, especially early on Royal trail. Numbers high.
Song Sparrow - 8
Red-winged Blackbird - few
Yellow-headed Blackbird - 2
Brown-headed Cowbird - 12+
House Finch - 2
Purple Finch - 1
American Goldfinch - 4

Ellen Cantor, Randy Sinnott, Steven and Judy Franzen, Dave Brown, Dennis Arendt, Scott McNeeley, Tom Cable, Steve Dignam, Jim Regali, Sylvia Maulding, Kit Larsen, and Larry McQueen (apologies to the forgotten)
 
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