Talked to Terry Wahl tonight and he said he had a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a SAY'S PHOEBE at the ranch today. Both species have overwintered there before but it is to early to tell if they are migrants or overwintering birds.
Back in Coos I heard a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Mingus Park on Monday morning. I have only heard them there once before. The pond is way low on water and has a lot of exposed mud, perhaps attractive to this species. I am never around in the daylight hours to check for shorebirds???
Rumps in huge numbers everywhere the last few days.