Date: 10/5/17 2:34 pm
From: Arlen Snyder <arlendukesnyder...>
Subject: [obol] Re: obol Digest V6 #311
On Oct 4, 2017 10:06 PM, <obol...> wrote:

> obol Digest Wednesday, October 04 2017 Volume: 06 Issue: 311
>
> In This Issue:
> #1: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Coos Palm Warbler 10/4/17
> #2: From: Jim Johnson <gomphusjim...>
> Subject: [obol] White Pelicans over Portland
> #3: From: Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...>
> Subject: [obol] Off topic: Missing your Subaru and BMW car
> keys?
> #4: From: stephen and judy <stephju...>
> Subject: [obol] Turkey Vultures streaming south
> #5: From: stephen and judy <stephju...>
> Subject: [obol] Turkey vultures migrating
> #6: From: Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...>
> Subject: [obol] Off topic Key owner found
> #7: From: George Neavoll <gneavoll...>
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: White Pelicans over Portland
> #8: From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
> Subject: [obol] Crook County Birds
> #9: From: BING WONG <bswong33...>
> Subject: [obol] FOY White-fronted Geese
> #10: From: Larry McQueen <larmcqueen...>
> Subject: [obol] wed morning, Eugene
> #11: From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
> Subject: [obol] Columbia Estuary Report - 10/4/2017
> #12: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Curry Birds 10/4/2017
> #13: From: Wink Gross <winkg...>
> Subject: [obol] Pittock, NW Portland, week ending 10/4/2017
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Msg: #1 in digest
> From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 11:21:47 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Coos Palm Warbler 10/4/17
>
> There was one at the south end of the airport in Coos Bay this AM- about
> right time for the first Coos bird. The peak of the migration is later
> into November though.
> Merry migration!
> Tim R
> Coos Bay
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #2 in digest
> From: Jim Johnson <gomphusjim...>
> Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:12:52 +0000
> Subject: [obol] White Pelicans over Portland
>
> A group of about 35 American White Pelicans just drifted over NW Portland,
> in a roughly southerly (or southeast-ish) direction.
> Jim Johnson
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #3 in digest
> From: Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 12:51:31 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Off topic: Missing your Subaru and BMW car keys?
>
> Oddly, we just found a coat with keys to both a BMW and a Subaru in the
> back seat of our Subaru (we do not own a BMW)! There was an orange
> “chuckit” ball in another pocket. We have no idea where it came
> from....perhaps someone who was parked near us at the Heron Lakes looking
> at the Sharp-Tailed Sandpiper might have put their coat in the wrong
> Subaru? If so private message me.
> thanks, Kathy Krall
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #4 in digest
> From: stephen and judy <stephju...>
> Subject: [obol] Turkey Vultures streaming south
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 12:59:13 -0700
>
> Kettle of Turkey vultures (approx 50) sailing south over our house near
> downtown Eugene, about 1:30 PM PDT. Fair winds!
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #5 in digest
> From: stephen and judy <stephju...>
> Subject: [obol] Turkey vultures migrating
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:01:37 -0700
>
> Post should have said 12:30 pm not 1:30 pm
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #6 in digest
> From: Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:42:39 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Off topic Key owner found
>
> I heard a lot of funny stories about various items placed in wrong cars.
> Not related to birding so I can’t repeat them here. Great entertainment
> though!!
>
> Thanks Kathy
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #7 in digest
> From: George Neavoll <gneavoll...>
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: White Pelicans over Portland
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:43:29 -0700
>
> I suspect they had peeled off from the group of upwards of 100 (two flocks
> merging, actually) over the Carty Unit of Ridgefield NWR earlier. - George
> Neavoll, S.W. Portland
> > Begin forwarded message:
> >
> > From: Jim Johnson <gomphusjim...>
> > Subject: [obol] White Pelicans over Portland
> > Date: October 4, 2017 at 12:12:52 PM PDT
> > To: OBOL <obol...>
> > Reply-To: <gomphusjim...>
> >
> > A group of about 35 American White Pelicans just drifted over NW
> Portland, in a roughly southerly (or southeast-ish) direction.
> >
> > Jim Johnson
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #8 in digest
> From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
> Subject: [obol] Crook County Birds
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 15:14:24 -0700
>
> Things are changing over here in Crook County. Last week, a wave of
> Yellow-rumped Warblers descended upon us but that seems to be waning.
> Today, a big movement of Dark-eyed Juncos began with flocks throughout
> my travels. Golden-crowned Sparrows are moving in as well. I found a
> Varied Thrush and Hermit Thrush at the Powell Butte Cemetery. Waterfowl
> have yet to arrive and shorebirds are thin.
>
> I still have a Sooty Fox Sparrow feeding on grubs in the bark around my
> lawn. I usually don't see them for another month but this one has been
> here over a week. Photos at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39552044. I used a flash so the
> photos may appear to look a little Slate-colored but they are darker
> chocolate and not as red in real life.
>
> --
> It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you
> know for sure that just ain't so.
> Mark Twain
>
> Chuck Gates
> 541-280-4957
> Powell Butte,
> Central Oregon
> Oregon Birding Site Guide
> http://www.ecaudubon.org/#!birding-locations/clvb
> Oregon County Checklists
> http://www.ecaudubon.org/#!county-checklists/c1s34
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #9 in digest
> From: BING WONG <bswong33...>
> Subject: [obol] FOY White-fronted Geese
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 22:21:55 +0000
>
> This afternoon a pair of white-fronted geese crossed the 12th fairway at
> Indian Creek Golf Coarse, Hood River County.
>
> Bing Wong
> SE Portland near Mt Tabor Park
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #10 in digest
> From: Larry McQueen <larmcqueen...>
> Subject: [obol] wed morning, Eugene
> Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:34:23 +0000
>
> Beneath the grand, brightly lit blue skies over Fern Ridge, we walked to
> the terminus of Royal Ave and the dike westward from the platform south of
> Royal. One Snow Goose with a flock of about 30 Cacklers landed in full
> view from the platform. We were thrilled by the arial play overhead of an
> adult Peregrine and a male Harrier and the simultaneous inter-play of two
> Ravens and a female Harrier. The ducks were in good numbers, but not
> easily IDed in distance. One kite just north of Royal gate.
> 57 species
> Gr. White-fronted Goose - 7 on the mudflat
> Cackling Goose - small flock
> Canada Goose - some around
> Snow Goose - 1
> Gadwall - 15
> American Wigeon - 20
> Green-winged Teal - good number
> Mallard - least number of ducks
> Northern Shoveler - 10
> Cinnamon Teal - 1
> Northern Pintail - some; not counted
> Pied-billed Grebe - 3
> Double-crested Cormorant - 1
> American White Pelican - 4
> American Bittern - 1
> Great Blue Heron - 3
> Great Egret - 10
> Turkey Vulture - 3
> White-tailed Kite - 1
> Northern Harrier -
> Accipiter species - 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk - 2 or 3
> Red-tailed Hawk - 1
> Virginia Rail - 1
> American Coot - small number
> Black-bellied Plover - 1
> Killdeer - many but not numerous
> Greater Yellowlegs - maybe 20 seen
> Lesser Yellowlegs - 1
> Least Sandpiper - small number
> Pectoral Sandpiper - 3
> Western Sandpiper - many more than Least
> Long-billed Dowitcher - maybe 100
> Wilson's Snipe - 10
> Ring-billed Gull - 7
> Eurasian Collared Dove- 1
> Acorn Woodpecker - 2 at corner of Royal and Fisher Road
> Peregrine- 1
> California Scrub-Jay - 2
> American Crow - 2
> Common Raven - 5
> Barn Swallow - 2
> Marsh Wren - 5
> American Robin - 3
> European Starling - some present
> American Pipit - one flock and scattered individuals
> Cedar Waxwing - 8
> Yellow-rumped Warbler - 8
> Common Yellowthroat - 2
> Spotted Towhee - 1
> Savannah Sparrow - 20
> Fox Sparrow - 1
> Song Sparrow - 10
> Lincoln's Sparrow - 2
> White-crowned Sparrow - 1
> Golden-crowned Sparrow - 3
> Red-winged Blackbird - 30
>
> Dennis Arendt, Randy Sinnott, Judy Franzen, Scott McNeeley, Barry
> McKenzie, Tom Cable, Cindy Armstrong, Jim Regali, Sylvia Maulding, and
> Larry McQueen - later joined by Stephon Schlitze (spelling).
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #11 in digest
> From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
> Subject: [obol] Columbia Estuary Report - 10/4/2017
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 17:56:55 -0700
>
> Columbia Estuary Report - 10/4/2017
>
> A SANDHILL CRANE was photographed on the beach at Ecola Creek in Cannon
> Beach on Sunday. A SNOW GOOSE was reported at the South Jetty Tuesday
> and one was photographed with CANADA GEESE at Wireless Rd on Wednesday.
>
> A juvenile NORTHERN SHRIKE and a MERLIN were at the South Jetty on
> Wednesday. MERLINS have been seen at several other locations over the
> past week.
>
> Up to 30 LAPLAND LONGSPURS are being seen regularly at the South Jetty
> and lots of AMERICAN PIPITS are moving through, as well. A large flock
> of WESTERN MEADOWLARKS was at Wireless Rd.
>
>
> --
> Mike Patterson
> Astoria, OR
> That question...
> http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3294
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #12 in digest
> From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 19:03:00 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Curry Birds 10/4/2017
>
> 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.
>
> Happy Birding!
> Tim R
> Coos Bay
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #13 in digest
> From: Wink Gross <winkg...>
> Subject: [obol] Pittock, NW Portland, week ending 10/4/2017
> Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 21:17:16 -0700
>
> Here is the summary of my morning walks from 9/28 to 10/4/17.
> Species neither seen nor heard in the previous week are in ALL
> CAPS.
> Additional information about my walk, including an archive of
> weekly summaries and a checklist, may be found at
> http://www.hevanet.com/winkg/dogwalkpage.html <
> http://www.hevanet.com/winkg/dogwalkpage.html>
>
> The sightings are also in eBird.
>
> I did the walk 6 days this week.
>
> Species # days found (peak #, date)
>
> SNOW GOOSE 1 (2, 10/3)
>
> CACKLING GOOSE 1 (15, 10/3)
>
> CANADA GOOSE 1 (4, 10/3)
>
> CACKLING/CANADA sp. 1 (140, 10/1)
>
> Band-tailed Pigeon 2 (2, 10/2)
>
> Anna’s Hummingbird 5 (3)
>
> Red-breasted Sapsucker 4 (3)
>
> Hairy Woodpecker 2 (1, 10/2 & 3)
>
> Northern Flicker 5 (4)
>
> Pileated Woodpecker 4 (2)
>
> Hutton’s Vireo 2 (1, 10/1 & 2)
>
> CASSIN’S VIREO 1 (1, 10/2)
>
> Steller's Jay 6 (9)
>
> American Crow 6 (16, 10/2)
>
> COMMON RAVEN 1 (2, 10/4)
>
> Black-capped Chickadee 6 (12, 10/1)
>
> Chestnut-backed Chickadee 3 (3)
>
> BUSHTIT 2 (24, 10/1)
>
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 6 (8)
>
> Pacific Wren 3 (3, 10/2)
>
> Bewick’s Wren 4 (2)
>
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 4 (8, 10/2)
>
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3 (3)
>
> TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE 1 (1, 10/4)
>
> American Robin 5 (22, 10/2)
>
> Varied Thrush 4 (7)
>
> European Starling 3 (2)
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler 2 (2, 10/4)
>
> Black-throated Gray Warbler 3 (2)
>
> Townsend’s Warbler 3 (4, 10/2)
>
> Fox Sparrow 4 (3)
>
> Dark-eyed Junco 5 (25, 10/4)
>
> Golden-crowned Sparrow 3 (4, 10/1)
>
> Song Sparrow 6 (19, 10/3)
>
> Spotted Towhee 6 (6)
>
> Evening Grosbeak 1 (2, 9/30)
>
> House Finch 4 (4)
>
> Lesser Goldfinch 1 (3, 10/3)
>
> American Goldfinch 3 (4, 10/4)
>
> In the neighborhood but not found on dogwalk: GREAT EGRET, COOPER’S
> HAWK, Red-tailed Hawk, WESTERN SCREECH-OWL, Vaux’s Swift, Downy
> Woodpecker, Brown Creeper
>
> Misses (birds found at least 3 days during previous 2
> weeks but not found this week): California Scrub-Jay, Hermit Thrush,
> Swainson’s Thrush, Wilson’s Warbler
>
> Wink Gross
> Portland
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of obol Digest V6 #311
> **************************
>
>
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