Date: 10/1/17 4:28 pm From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> Subject: [obol] Coos Tropical K 9/30/2017
I looked up the records and that was actually the 56th Coos record but only the 4th in Sep. 50 of the records were in the last 20 yrs. When I saw my first one in Coos in 1997 this was still a review species. The earliest Coos record was Sep 16, 1984 by Roger Robb- wow that was 33 yrs ago Roger!
> Holly, Pip and I observed our first Oregon TROPICAL KINGBIRD of the year > along north dike old Weyco pond site N Spit Coos Bay about 4 this > afternoon- still around on way back out but further north in the willows > across the water from the powerline there. Of the 45+ Coos record only a > handful are from Sep so this bird is a week or two earlier than when the > first birds normally show up. > > Hundreds of CA Gulls coming into pond there then heading into bay. I have > seen thousands coming off ocean, stop at pond, then head into bay this time > of yr. and then head back out to ocean. Not sure what is up but they are > quite noisy and regular in large numbers at this site this time of yr. > > Merry migration! > Tim R > Coos Bay >