Date: 9/29/17 4:19 pm
From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Malheur Black Phoebe
Jay Withgott also had one near Crooked Creek in Malheur county on his OBA
field trip.
Jacob Mathison

"If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a singing bird will
come." ~Chinese Proverb

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Craig Miller <gismiller...> wrote:

> Hello Phoebe Fans,
> Black Phoebe is considered a rarity anywhere east of the Cascades away
> from Klamath County. A Black Phoebe was first discovered and documented at
> Page Springs Campground on September 16 and observed by many at the Oregon
> Birding Association meeting. It is quite possible (likely) that the bird
> being reported there now is the same bird discovered 2 weeks ago.
> Another Black Phoebe was found at the Pelton Dam overlook in Jefferson
> County by OBA members returning from the OBA meeting.
> Although a rarity at this time, its range seems to be expanding, and it
> may be one of those species that will be a regular visitor to Malheur a
> decade from now.
> Cheers,
> Craig Miller
> Bend, Oregon

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