Date: 7/21/17 5:00 pm
From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
Subject: [obol] Coos birds 7/20/17
Made a quick trip out to the old Weyco pond site in PM yesterday. The old
aeration pond was loaded with Gadwall- many broods. The first two AMERICAN
WIGEON were back, on the early side but not the earliest "fall" record.

Out in the deflation plane pond there is still lots of water- usually it is
long dried up by now. Willows coming up everywhere, just a little
sedge/spike rush habitat left. I walked out with waders and found the
following shorebirds:

12- GREATER YELLOWLEGS
1- LESSER YELLOWLEGS
about 10 each of SB & LD DOWS
a dozen LEAST SANDPIPERS

no Wilson's Phalaropes this year- too much water.

In the Coast Range north of Bridge in Coos still singing today (7/21) were
Warbling Vireos and both Hermit and Swainson's Thrush. Also had a singing
Wilson's a couple days ago. Pac-sloped still calling as well as BH
Grosbeaks. Hermits quiet today. Had a fly over E Grosbeak today. ad a
couple Gray Jays at about 300' elevation- pretty low for them in Coos. Two
days ago lots of crossbills. Definitely quieting down though.

Merry mid-summer!
Tim R
Coos Bay

 
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