Date: 10/5/17 2:34 pm
From: Arlen Snyder <arlendukesnyder...>
Subject: [obol] Re: obol Digest V6 #309
J

On Oct 2, 2017 10:07 PM, <obol...> wrote:

> obol Digest Monday, October 02 2017 Volume: 06 Issue: 309
>
> In This Issue:
> #1: From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
> Subject: [obol] Lincoln County Rare Bird Alert: Tropical
> Kingbird Res
> #2: From: ed mcv <ed.mcvicker...>
> Subject: [obol] Sharp-tailed Sand flight photos
> #3: From: <sandyleapt...>
> Subject: [obol] First of Season
> #4: From: David Vick <or.naturalist...>
> Subject: [obol] Green Ridge Harlan's & Goshawk
> #5: From: "Anne & Dan Heyerly" <tanager...>
> Subject: [obol] Lane county, Fern Ridge (Fisher Butte
> Unit) Oct. 1, 2
> #6: From: Bruce Newhouse <newhouse...>
> Subject: [obol] Bird food: native cherries
> #7: From: "L Markoff" <canyoneagle...>
> Subject: [obol] Rufous Hummer - South Eugene
> #8: From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic...>
> Subject: [obol] Powell Butte Nature Park sparrows
> #9: From: David Irons <llsdirons...>
> Subject: [obol] massive Turkey Vulture flight over
> southwest Beaverto
> #10: From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan...>
> Subject: [obol] Sheridan sewage ponds - Oct 2
> #11: From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan...>
> Subject: [obol] Malheur NWR trip, Sept 27-29
> #12: From: "Joseph Blowers" <dmarc-noreply...>
> (Redacted sender "josephblowers" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] Clackamas County Palm Warbler
> #13: From: Nathaniel Wander <nw105...>
> Subject: [obol] Amanda Rodewall talk at OSU Friday
> #14: From: "Carol" <imcaroling...>
> Subject: [obol] GC Sparrow and Swainson's Thrush
> #15: From: Mary Garrard <springazure1...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: [MidValleyNature:4297] GC Sparrow and
> Swainson's
> #16: From: David Vick <or.naturalist...>
> Subject: [obol] Invite to Green Ridge hawk watch Wed.
> #17: From: "John Sullivan" <dmarc-noreply...>
> (Redacted sender "Oropendolas" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] Fern Ridge New Mud North of Royal
> #18: From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...>
> Subject: [obol] Wilson's Warbler
> #19: From: J Hayes <balgryph...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: massive Turkey Vulture flight over
> southwest Beav
> #20: From: Regular <nickenew1...>
> Subject: [obol] White-throated Swifts
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Msg: #1 in digest
> From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 22:29:17 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Lincoln County Rare Bird Alert: Tropical Kingbird
> Resightings a
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <ebird-alert...>
> Date: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 4:22 PM
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Lincoln County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
> To:
> ---------------------------------------------
> Lincoln County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of
> rare birds in Lincoln County. View this alert at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN39373
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
> - Reported Oct 01, 2017 14:01 by Team Ona
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6231604,-
> 124.0434766&ll=44.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39502519
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Fly-catching from an alder tree in front of the USFWS
> building."
>
> Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
> - Reported Oct 01, 2017 15:47 by Nick Mrvelj
> - Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.6231604,-
> 124.0434766&ll=44.6231604,-124.0434766
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39504531
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Seen earlier in the day and reported. Very conspicuous.
> Seems this species is a regular migrant in Fall on the Oregon Coast.
> Perhaps a bit on the early side?"
> ***********
>
> You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's
> Lincoln County Rare Bird Alert
>
> Manage your eBird alert subscriptions: http://ebird.org/ebird/alerts
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #2 in digest
> From: ed mcv <ed.mcvicker...>
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 00:28:07 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Sharp-tailed Sand flight photos
>
> A few distant flight photos of the Force Lake, Multnomah Co. Sharp-tailed
> Sandpiper.
> https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5kYL8S
> Best,
> Ed McVicker
> SW Portland
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #3 in digest
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:39:08 +0000 (UTC)
> From: <sandyleapt...>
> Subject: [obol] First of Season
>
> Hi All,
> September 24 2017 first Golden-crowned Sparrow
> September 25 2017 Red-breasted Sapsucker...around for a few days and then
> gone
> September 29 2017 first White-crowned Sparrow
> October 1 2017 Spotted Towhees back in the garden
>
> Roving flock of around a dozen Lesser Goldfinches on garden perennials
> that have gone to seed. Haven't seen them since spring when they were after
> the forget-me-not and columbine seeds.
>
> Northern Flickers always present in garden and neighbor hood.
>
> With the arrival of the GOSP and WCSP my sparrow flock is complete for the
> season. Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow
> and White-crowned Sparrow. Wish list, a Lincoln Sparrow and a
> White-throated Sparrow.
>
> Merry Migration
>
> Sandy Leaptrott
> NE Portland
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #4 in digest
> From: David Vick <or.naturalist...>
> Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:30:24 +0000
> Subject: [obol] Green Ridge Harlan's & Goshawk
>
> Sunday was another exciting day of hawk watching for ECAS's survey. Even
> though our total of 183 birds was less than Saturday's total of 223 we had
> 20 more raptors due to having 75 TV on Sat. vs. 15 TV on Sun. In the
> morning we had a hunting Goshawk cruise right through the trees that
> couldn't be counted as it continued due north until it was out of sight.
> In the afternoon Judy alerted us to an even closer encounter as a Goshawk
> flashed past us so fast we initially thought it was a Peregrine. During
> that same 3:00 to 4:00 time frame Peter spotted a light morph Harlan's
> going right overhead that gave us all a good look. Despite the forecast we
> never had a drop of rain and strong westerly winds produced a fairly steady
> stream birds for the day. Temperatures remained in the chilly mid to upper
> 40's.
> 1 Osprey
> 10 Bald Eagle
> 80 Sharp-shinned Hawk
> 37 Cooper's Hawk
> 1 Northern Goshawk
> 16 Red-tailed Hawk
> 10 Golden Eagle
> 5 Merlin
> 6 Unid. accipiter
> 2 Unid. raptor (the only group I'm confident in identifying!)
> 15 Turkey Vulture
>
> Our observers were the ever dedicated Peter Low, Judy Meredith, Kim Boodie,
> Leanna Taylor, David Braunschweiger and Bob Wilkinson.
> We enjoyed the company of visitors Stella Dean, Jim Ott, Susan Primak and
> Kim's friend Sparky.
>
> David Vick
> Terrebonne
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #5 in digest
> From: "Anne & Dan Heyerly" <tanager...>
> Subject: [obol] Lane county, Fern Ridge (Fisher Butte Unit) Oct. 1, 2017
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:50:32 -0700
>
> Obolinks,
> Birds Mentioned in the following narrative:
>
> Red-shouldered Hawk
> Northern Harrier
> Peregrine Falcon
> Merlin
> Virginia Rail
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Pectoral Sandpiper
> Western Sandpiper
> Least Sandpiper
> American Avocet
> Golden Plover sp.
> Black-bellied Plover
> Wilson's Snipe
>
> Anne and I birded the area south of Royal Ave. Sunday at midday (Oct. 1).
> We
> scoured the shallow flats north of Royal Ave. west of the viewing platform,
> the pond SW of the viewing platform, the pond west of the dike that extends
> south from the viewing platform (this includes the partially submerged
> disked canary grass area at the extreme SE corner of this pond), and the
> used-to-be-pond that lies to the east of the disked area. The water is very
> deep in most areas with little edge.
>
> There were many Long-billed Dowitchers and fewer Greater Yellowlegs
> scattered over all the areas. A small group of Western and Least Sandpipers
> were feeding along the dike where there was edge.
>
> The American Avocet continued SW of the platform on "Pelican Island". There
> was what appeared to be a Golden Plover of some version hunkered down on
> that island itself, but with the heat shimmer it was impossible to see
> great
> detail. We had a sense of a more yellowish/tawny overall color, and the
> bill
> seemed to be smaller than the half-dozen or so Black-bellied Plovers that
> were scattered around the edges. Two Pectoral Sandpipers were present as
> well. A Virginia Rail briefly appeared on the mud along the dike running
> south from the platform. The only birds we saw in the disked area were a
> few
> dowitchers and three Greater Yellowlegs that briefly visited.
>
> There were a pair of Northern Harriers briefly harassing a Red-shouldered
> Hawk over Royal Ave. extended, a Peregrine Falcon came through the crowd at
> Pelican Island and was promptly ushered off by the harriers, and lastly a
> Merlin flew by us slowly and landed on a snag about 50-yards away as we
> walked north along the east edge of the disked area. Of course Anne left
> her
> camera at home! You're welcome.
>
> It was warm out there. We overdressed anticipating rain. We shed layers as
> the day wore on.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Dan Heyerly, Eugene
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #6 in digest
> From: Bruce Newhouse <newhouse...>
> Subject: [obol] Bird food: native cherries
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 10:49:56 -0700
>
>
> Probably in your particular area, Mary Lee, Bitter Cherry (Prunus
> emarginata
> var. mollis) is more common, as you are either in the West Cascades
> Ecoregionor strongly influenced by it. In the south Willamette Valley
> (Willamette Valley Ecoregion, south part), Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana
> var. demissa) is fairly regular, and Bitter Cherry is nearly absent. If
> youmap them together on the Oregon Plant Atlas you can see this elevational
> separation: http://www.oregonflora.org/atlas.php#[1]
>
> NOTE: This separation does not necessarily hold for other areas! See the
> map.
>
> Bruce Newhouse in Eugene
>
>
>
> From: "Mary Lee Sayre" <maryleesayre...>[2] To:
> <canyoneagle...>[3] Cc: "OBOL Oregon Birders Online"
> <obol...>[4] Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:27:24 PM Subject:
> [obol] Re: Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries I’ve understood that
> most of the wild cherry on the west side of the Cascades are Bittercherry,
> not Chokecherry. I this so and do birds like Bittercherry? I have some on
> my
> property and have not seen the birds eat it. Mary Lee Sayre Oakridge
>
> --- Links ---
> 1 http://www.oregonflora.org/atlas.php#
> 2 mailto:<maryleesayre...>
> 3 mailto:<canyoneagle...>
> 4 mailto:<obol...>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #7 in digest
> From: "L Markoff" <canyoneagle...>
> Subject: [obol] Rufous Hummer - South Eugene
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 12:22:01 -0700
>
> Well that was a surprise! I just had a juvie female-ish looking Rufous on
> the feeder. Haven't seen a Rufous since 9/17. Guess I will have to update
> my Rufous LOD for the yard.
>
>
>
>
> Lori Markoff
>
> Eugene (South Hills)
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #8 in digest
> From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic...>
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 14:31:05 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Powell Butte Nature Park sparrows
>
> Enjoyed my first-ever visit to Powell Butte. Very nice movement of birds
> this a.m. across the butte. 9 sparrow species and an early Northern
> Shrike were the highlights. Largish movements of jays, American Robins
> and Varied Thrushes as well. Love the habitat at this park. Think I'll
> be visiting often.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39519651
>
> Mike Clarke
> Portland
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #9 in digest
> From: David Irons <llsdirons...>
> Subject: [obol] massive Turkey Vulture flight over southwest Beaverton
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 22:30:44 +0000
>
> During the last twenty minutes (3:05-3:25pm) I have counted in excess off
> 400 Turkey Vultures streaming
> south about a mile to the west of where we live in Beaverton. These birds
> were approximately over Murray Blvd and should be passing over Tigard and
> Tualatin by now. They kettled then lined out straight south.
>
> Dave Irons
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #10 in digest
> From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan...>
> Subject: [obol] Sheridan sewage ponds - Oct 2
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 16:05:30 -0700
>
> I got down to the Sheridan Sewage Ponds this afternoon. I found:
>
>
> 2 WESTERN GREBES
>
> 1 Gt Blue Heron
>
> 2 Turkey Vultures
>
> 10 Canada Geese
>
> 100 Cackling Geese
>
> 75 Mallards
>
> 250 Shovelers
>
> 5 Pintail
>
> 2 G-w Teal
>
> 2 Lesser Scaup
>
> 3 Ringnecks
>
> 11 H. Merganser
>
> 24 Ruddy Ducks
>
> 290 Coots
>
> 11 Killdeer
>
> 1 Gtr Yellowlegs
>
> 2 PECOTRAL SANDPIPERS
>
> 1 Wilson's Snipe
>
> 1 Flicker
>
> 100 Barn Swallows
>
> 60 Starlings
>
> 15 Brewer's Blackbirds
>
>
>
> Good birding, everyone,
>
>
>
> Paul Sullivan
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #11 in digest
> From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan...>
> Subject: [obol] Malheur NWR trip, Sept 27-29
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 16:58:50 -0700
>
> I led a Birding 'Weekend' trip to Malheur NWR, Sept 27 - 29. We had 20
> participants; Chuck Gates joined us for part of the trip.
>
>
> Wed., Sept 27
>
>
>
> We began north of the Narrows with a Ferruginous Hawk on a utility pole.
> At
> the Narrows we saw the thick-billed SNOWY EGRET, many Greater Yellowlegs, a
> couple White-faced Ibis, a Wood Duck, Forster's Terns feeding fledglings,
> many Savannah Sparrows and Am. Pipits.
>
> At refuge headquarters a Prairie Falcon was seen. Chuck and others found a
> mix of warblers: MacGillivray's, Townsend's, Wilson's.
>
> We moved on the summit of Steens Mt.; the road was passable to the East
> Rim.
> A bird flew over that one observer saw well enough to call it a Black Rosy
> Finch.
>
>
>
> Thur., Sept 28
>
>
>
> We did Benson Pond. We found a Great Horned Owl, multiple L-b Dowitchers,
> a
> few Least Sandpipers. We had good looks at a Sora on the mud. Some folks
> heard Marsh Wren.
>
> At the P Ranch we found a Red-naped Sapsucker.
>
> At Page Springs c.g we did not find the Black Phoebe others saw that same
> day. We did find 12 EVENING GROSBEAKS and 15 CEDAR WAXSINGS in junipers at
> the south end near the pumphouse, plus Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, and a
> Yellow Warbler.
>
> At Frenchglen we found a Golden-crowned Kinglet.
>
>
>
> Fri, Sept 29
>
>
>
> At the Hines sewage pond we found an Eared Grebe, Canvasback, other ducks.
>
> On the road to Sodhouse we had a good look at a Sage Thrasher.
>
> At the Sodhouse ranch we saw Great Egrets on the nest, and a flight of 40
> Sandhill Cranes.
>
> At headquarters we found a Golden-crowned Sparrow, Yellow-headed
> Blackbirds,
> Spotted Towhee, and Orange-crowned Warbler.
>
>
>
> Then we found a Great Horned Owl and got it in the scope for a family with
> 3
> small children. First the 8 or 9 yr old looked. And looked, then "I SEE
> IT! I SEE IT!" Next the 4 yr old looked. And looked, then "I SEE IT! I SEE
> IT!" Then the 2 year old on his mother's knee, held up to the scope.
> Eventually, "I SEE IT! I SEE IT!" Fun.
>
>
>
> A good trip.
>
>
>
> Good birding, everyone,
>
>
>
> Paul Sullivan
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #12 in digest
> From: "Joseph Blowers" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender
> "josephblowers" for DMARC)
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:11:49 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Clackamas County Palm Warbler
>
>
> A Palm Warbler was with a small feeding flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers
> and Dark-eyed Juncos on the western shore of Timothy Lake today about 11
> AM. I’ll be uploading photos to eBird this evening.
>
> Joe Blowers
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> .
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #13 in digest
> Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:48:33 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Nathaniel Wander <nw105...>
> Subject: [obol] Amanda Rodewall talk at OSU Friday
>
> Is there anyone driving from Portland to Corvallis on 10/06 for the talk
> on "Altered Species Interactions in Cities" who can accommodate a passenger?
> Thanks. Nathaniel WanderPortland, OR
> Max Planck is supposed to have said: A new scientific truth does not
> triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light,
> but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation
> grows up that is familiar with it.Andreas Wagner observed of Planck's
> remark: Science, like nature, advances one funeral at a time. (Arrival of
> the Fittest, p.197)
> From: "<obol...>" <obol...>
> To: obol digest users <ecartis...>
> Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 10:07 PM
> Subject: obol Digest V6 #308
>
> obol Digest Sunday, October 01 2017 Volume: 06 Issue: 308
>
> In This Issue:
> #1: From: Diane Bagues <dbagues...>
> Subject: [obol] NGS Bird app
> #2: From: Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...>
> Subject: [obol] Small Grants Available
> #3: From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...>
> Subject: [obol] R. B. A. Tropical Kingbird at back entrance
> Hatfield
> #4: From: =?UTF-8?Q?Josée_Rousseau?= <josee.rousseau@oregonstate.
> edu>
> Subject: [obol] Seminar announcement - Dr. Amanda Rodewald
> #5: From: Nagi Aboulenein <nagi.aboulenein...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
> #6: From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: R. B. A. Tropical Kingbird at back entrance
> Hatf
> #7: From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...>
> Subject: [obol] Lewis's Woodpecker near Jefferson, Marion County
> #8: From: <5hats...>
> Subject: [obol] another Condon bird
> #9: From: "L Markoff" <canyoneagle...>
> Subject: [obol] Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
> #10: From: "Cathy Nowak" <mcnowak...>
> Subject: [obol] Fund for Ornithology Grants Announced
> #11: From: Will Risser <wlrisser...>
> Subject: [obol] Lost windbeaker and keys, Force Lake, Portland
> #12: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Curry Blackpoll et al. 10/1/2017
> #13: From: Mary Lee Sayre <maryleesayre...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
> #14: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Coos Tropical K 9/30/2017
> #15: From: "Wayne Hoffman" <whoffman...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
> #16: From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
> Subject: [obol] coast birds
> #17: From: Ken Chamberlain <kjchamberlain...>
> Subject: [obol] OBA Bonney Butte Field Trip announcement
> #18: From: <5hats...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
> #19: From: Owen Schmidt <oschmidt...>
> Subject: [obol] Tuesday is Birders Night
> #20: From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
> Subject: [obol] Tualatin River: peregrine, ducks, no shorebirds,
> many
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Msg: #1 in digest
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:30:48 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
> From: Diane Bagues <dbagues...>
> Subject: [obol] NGS Bird app
>
> body{font-size:10pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background
> -color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{margin:0px;}Don't know if I've done this
> right,or if someone has already posted it, but if if it goes through, a
> headsup - the NGS Birds app will not work on Apple's new iOS 11 system.
> At.
> All.
> When I contacted NGS, I received the following response:
> "Thank you for contacting us regarding the National Geographic Birds: Field
> Guide to North America app.
>
>
> "We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed using this app from
> NationalGeographic. Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to
> retire the product and you may notice that parts of the app are no longer
> working or the app may cease to function altogether. Our product team is
> currently working on plans to invest in new digital products that deliver a
> similar experience in the future that we feel will best serve our audience
> and support the National Geographic mission.
>
> "We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for taking the time to
> write us."
>
> At this point it's still usable on devices not upgraded to the new iOS.
> Mineremains on the iPhone I replaced, which still works off of wifi.
>
> I lost a number of apps in this phone change. Unlike with past upgrades,
> they will not run at all, and give the option to Keep or Delete: Most say
> the developer needs to make the app compatible, but a few say the app is no
> longer available in the Apps Store for download. btw, the Apps Store
> itself
> is no longer part of iTunes, and is accessible only via your (in my case
> verysmall) device.
>
> Diane Bagues
>
> Milwaukie
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #2 in digest
> From: Kathleen Krall <krallfamily...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 09:04:01 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Small Grants Available
>
> Small Grants Now Available!
> October 1, 2017
>
> The Oregon Birding Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce
> the availability of small grants of up to $500 each, for projects that
> further our mission to promote education, enjoyment, conservation and
> science of birds and birding in Oregon.
>
> Application forms are now available. The deadline to apply is February 1,
> 2018. We anticipate making our selection at the March board meeting.
> A second round of grants will be available in September, 2018; for these
> grants, apply by August 1, 2018.
>
> For more information, and application materials, please check the Oregon
> Fund for Ornithology website
> http://www.orbirds.org/fund.html or email the OBA board.
>
> Kathy Krall for the OBA board of directors
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #3 in digest
> Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 11:13:46 -0700
> Subject: [obol] R. B. A. Tropical Kingbird at back entrance Hatfield
> Marine Sc
> From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...>
>
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #4 in digest
> From: =?UTF-8?Q?Josée_Rousseau?= <josee.rousseau...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 11:17:15 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Seminar announcement - Dr. Amanda Rodewald
>
> The second speaker in the Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity seminar
> series at OSU, Corvallis is a scientist studying birds. The talk is free
> and open to public.
> *Dr. Amanda Rodewald* is the endowed Garvin Professor and Director of
> Conservation Science at the* Cornell Lab of Ornithology* and the Department
> of Natural Resources at Cornell University. Her talk “Altered species
> interactions in cities and the role of anthropogenic inputs” will be held
> on Friday Oct. 6, at 3-4 pm, in LINC 302.
>
> Amanda's research program seeks to understand how human activities and
> global change influence animal communities and then apply that
> understanding to conservation. More information about Amanda can be found
> at https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/people/amanda-rodewald
>
> A poster about Amanda's talk is available here
> <https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4wUmxJv1mSoWGRDYThiRDAxTEk/view>.
>
> Feel free to join us!!
>
> JosГ©e
> ______________________________________________
> JosГ©e Rousseau
> PhD Student, Dept. Forest Ecosystems and Society
> Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
>
> <josee.rousseau...>
> (541) 286-8617
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #5 in digest
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 13:24:46 -0700
> From: Nagi Aboulenein <nagi.aboulenein...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
>
> Sharp-tailed Sandpiper YES, repeated good scope views between 11:00a and
> 1p. No good photos, unfortunately (what I call a 7-pixel bird).
> Good Birding,
>
> Nagi & Taghrid
>
>
> On Sep 29, 2017, 20:32 -0700, Nels Nelson , wrote:
> > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39467936
> >
> > For those that were wanting to see some photos of the Sharp-tailed SP,
> here's a few of the better ones I managed.В I apologize for the poor
> quality, but it was the best I could manage under the circumstances
> (intermittent rain and poor light).
> >
> > Nels Nelson
> > Hillsboro
> >
> > Virus-free. www.avast.com
> >
> > > On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 6:47 PM, J Hayes <balgryph...> wrote:
> > > > Sharp-tailed Sandpiper still present today at 2:45 PM.В The bird
> was often seen in close company with a Pec, allowing for easy comparison.В
> There were about 115 dowitchers present, with the Sharp-tail and Pec
> feeding toward the back side of the flock.
> > > >
> > > > Jeff Hayes
> > > >
> > > > Portland
> > > >
> > > > > On Sep 29, 2017 11:38 AM, "Bob Archer" <rabican1...> wrote:
> > > > > > If you go check out the Pectoral working edge of pond as well.В
> Good study of structure differences.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Bob Archer
> > > > > > Pdx
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Sep 29, 2017, at 10:11 AM, Alan Contreras <
> <acontrer56...> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Yes it is, good pics
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Alan Contreras
> > > > > > > Eugene, Oregon
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > <acontrer56...>
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > www.alanlcontreras.com
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Sep 29, 2017, at 8:43 AM, Regular <nickenew1...>
> wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I have what I believe is a juvenile Sharp-tailed sandpiper
> at the Heron Lake Golf Club north of Portland mixed in with Long-billed
> Dowitchers at first pull off. See eBird list for specific location and
> pictures.
> > > > > > > > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39454295
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Nick Newberry
> > > > > > > > William & Mary class of 2017
> >
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #6 in digest
> From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 13:31:04 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: R. B. A. Tropical Kingbird at back entrance Hatfield
> Marin
>
> From: Steve Holzman <steve.holzman...>
> Date: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 12:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [LCBNO] Fwd: [obol] R. B. A. Tropical Kingbird at back
> entrance Hatfield Marine Science Center
> To: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
> Cc: "Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing" <LCBNO...>
>
> Seen behind [HMSC] dorms now.
>
> Steve Holzman
> Newport, OR
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...>
> Date: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 11:13 AM
> Subject: [obol] R. B. A. Tropical Kingbird at back entrance Hatfield
> Marine Science Center
> To: obol <obol...>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #7 in digest
> Subject: [obol] Lewis's Woodpecker near Jefferson, Marion County
> From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...>
> Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 14:14:29 -0700
>
> Hi all,
>
> Bob Altman and I checked for LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS in some areas with
> older oaks this morning, mainly in the Jefferson area of southwest
> Marion County. We didn't find any at one private oak savanna site that's
> been reliable in the past decade (upward of 20 one year after a burn).
> However we finally saw one along Wintercreek Rd. about a half mile west
> of Parrish Gap Rd.
>
> We saw good numbers of LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS
> (the latter were mostly hatch-year birds), and a couple of SOOTY FOX
> SPARROWS.
>
> In addition we saw a group of four SAVANNAH SPARROWS that looked very
> different from the ones that nest in our region. They had very extensive
> pale yellow on the face (including the submoustachial and supraloral
> tracts), and pronounced rufous in the wings.
>
> We ran into a few flocks of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. Of the ones that I
> saw well, all seemed to be Audubon's form. One of these flocks along
> Summit Loop Rd. was feeding alongside WESTERN BLUEBIRDS, one of which
> harassed a female HOUSE SPARROW, pecking her on the head.
>
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #8 in digest
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 14:28:08 -0700 (PDT)
> From: <5hats...>
> Subject: [obol] another Condon bird
>
>
> I neglected to mention in my post last week that in Condon I also found a
> few Purple Finches, which, as it turned out, proved to be a Gilliam County
> first for me.
>
> Darrel
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #9 in digest
> From: "L Markoff" <canyoneagle...>
> Subject: [obol] Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 14:29:55 -0700
>
> Add another species to the list of Chokecherry lovers. :-)
>
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/gp/canyoneagle/0H6n8o
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Lori Markoff
>
> Eugene (South Hills)
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #10 in digest
> From: "Cathy Nowak" <mcnowak...>
> Subject: [obol] Fund for Ornithology Grants Announced
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 15:45:02 -0700
>
> The OBA Board of Directors is happy to announce the selection of the U of O
> Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and the USDA Forest Service Deschutes
> National Forest as recipients of OBA Fund for Ornithology grants for the
> fall grant cycle.
> The Institute of Marine Biology will use the funds to help purchase display
> cases for taxidermy bird mounts. These displays will add to existing
> exhibits to help educate visitors about coastal wildlife, birds in
> particular.
>
> The Deschutes N. F. will use funds to assist in purchasing replacement
> equipment and supplies for 2 Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship
> (MAPS) stations on the forest.
>
>
>
> As posted earlier, the new grant cycle is open now. The deadline for
> applications is February 1, 2018. For more information about the Fund for
> Ornithology, www.orbirds.org <http://www.orbirds.org>
>
>
>
> Cathy Nowak
>
> President, OBA Board of Directors
>
> Union, Oregon
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #11 in digest
> From: Will Risser <wlrisser...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 15:49:03 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Lost windbeaker and keys, Force Lake, Portland
>
> This morning, October 1, I lost a navy blue rain jacket wIth a set of keys
> in the pocket in the area at Force Lake in Portland where birders were
> parking to look for the sharp-tailed sandpiper. If you found it, please
> contact me at <wlrisser...> THANKS! Will Risser
>
> Sent from my iPad
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #12 in digest
> From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 16:21:33 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Curry Blackpoll et al. 10/1/2017
>
> I birded with Terry Wahl today in S. Curry. Best spot was Pistol River.
> There was a BLACKPOLL WARBLER on the SE side of the hill there that I saw-
> just as I was pointing it out to Terry a car pulled up to ask us what we
> were seeing which was enough time for us to be distracted, the bird to fly
> off, and not be refound. We looked for it for a while and so did the
> Hinkles, O. Harper and H. Herlyn who arrived shortly after I saw the bird
> but without luck. After they all left Terry and I saw a CC SPARROW up the
> road NE of there near the houses. Pretty birdy there and elsewhere. The
> Hinkles et al. found some good birds but nothing real rare- they
> should have a good report but have a long drive home first.
> Also in Coos Norm Shorts reports a SAY'S PHOEBE at Bandon Dunes golf course
> today in same area one spent a couple months last fall.
>
> Gorgeous sunny day on south coast!
> Tim R
> Coos Bay
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #13 in digest
> From: Mary Lee Sayre <maryleesayre...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 16:27:24 -0700
>
> I’ve understood that most of the wild cherry on the west side of the
> Cascades are Bittercherry, not Chokecherry. I this so and do birds like
> Bittercherry? I have some on my property and have not seen the birds eat
> it.
>
> Mary Lee Sayre
> Oakridge
> > On Oct 1, 2017, at 2:29 PM, L Markoff <canyoneagle...> wrote:
> >
> > Add another species to the list of Chokecherry lovers. :-)
> >
> >
> > https://www.flickr.com/gp/canyoneagle/0H6n8o <https://www.flickr.com/gp/
> canyoneagle/0H6n8o>
> >
> >
> >
> > Lori Markoff
> > Eugene (South Hills)
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #14 in digest
> From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 16:28:02 -0700
> 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!
> Tim
>
> On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<timrodenkirk...>');>> wrote:
>
> > 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
> >
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #15 in digest
> Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:34:14 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
> From: "Wayne Hoffman" <whoffman...>
>
> Hi -В
> Lori's photos do appear to show chokecherries, not Bitter Cherries - the
> distribution of fruits on the tigs differs.
>
> Band-tailed Pigeons definitely eat Bitter Cherries.
>
> Wayne
> On 10/1/2017 4:28:09 PM, Mary Lee Sayre <maryleesayre...> wrote:
>
> I’ve understood that most of the wild cherry on the west side of the
> Cascades are Bittercherry, not Chokecherry. В I this so and do birds like
> Bittercherry? В I have some on my property and have not seen the birds eat
> it.
>
> Mary Lee Sayre
> Oakridge
>
> On Oct 1, 2017, at 2:29 PM, L Markoff <canyoneagle...> [mailto:
> <canyoneagle...>]> wrote:
>
> Add another species to the list of Chokecherry lovers.В В :-)
> В
> В
> https://www.flickr.com/gp/canyoneagle/0H6n8o [https://www.flickr.com/gp/
> canyoneagle/0H6n8o]
> В
> В
> В
> Lori Markoff
> Eugene (South Hills)
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #16 in digest
> From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
> Subject: [obol] coast birds
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 17:13:20 -0700
>
> Nothing especially rare on the way back from n. Curry Co. today, though I
> did find an “east side” Downy Woodpecker, amazingly white below, just
> north of Gold Beach. There were two straggling Bt Gray Warblers at Arizona
> Beach Park. I could not relocate the Am Golden Plover that was at Bandon
> on Friday.
>
> Alan Contreras
> <acontrer56...>
>
> “Nostalgic for Nixon"
>
> Eugene, Oregon
>
> www.alanlcontreras.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #17 in digest
> From: Ken Chamberlain <kjchamberlain...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 18:07:03 -0700
> Subject: [obol] OBA Bonney Butte Field Trip announcement
>
> Oregon Birding Association- Hawkwatch at Bonney Butte Field Trip, Hood
> River, County.
> Trip Leader: Ken Chamberlain
>
> When: Saturday October 14, 2017
>
> Where: We meet at the Government Camp Rest Area on Highway 2, then carpool
> to the Hawkwatch International Bonney Butte site on the Mt Hood National
> Forest. The travel time from the Rest Area to the Trailhead is about 1
> hour. Site Information: http://www.hawkwatch.org/migration/item/81-bonney-
> butte-hawkwatch <http://www.hawkwatch.org/migration/item/81-bonney-
> butte-hawkwatch>
> Birds and site conditions: Migrating raptors will be observed from Bonney
> Butte.
>
> The final 4 miles of the route are fairly rough with many boulders
> resulting in slow travel times. It is best traveled in a higher clearance
> vehicle. Passenger vehicles with slightly higher than normal clearance have
> made the trip with care. From the end of the road there is about a .5 mile
> walk uphill on a gravel road to the observation site.
>
> Hawkwatch International bird monitoring activities at the site are weather
> dependent. Heavy rain or snow will cancel this field trip and require
> possible rescheduling.
>
> How to register: This trip is limited to 12 persons. Registration is
> required, click here for Bonney Butte trip registrationВ <
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RFCeBl5KGxdAN718FXrAOCyxtLOf6
> HrRgMIZn5lY4LY/edit>
> Please contact me with all questions or comments regarding this trip.
> <kjchamberlain...> <mailto:<kjchamberlain...>
>
> Ken Chamberlain
> OBA Field Trip Coordinator
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #18 in digest
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:50:08 -0700 (PDT)
> From: <5hats...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
>
> Absolutely. At least they eat the cherries. I have seen both Cedar
> Waxwings and American Robins feasting on them. However I can't recall
> seeing Band-tailed Pigeons do so, and they gorge on fruit of both cascara
> and elderberry trees. So perhaps the cherries are a "famine food" for birds
> when other food sources are not as readily available. But that is only a
> hypothesis.
> Darrel
>
>
> From: "Mary Lee Sayre" <maryleesayre...>
> To: <canyoneagle...>
> Cc: "OBOL Oregon Birders Online" <obol...>
> Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:27:24 PM
> Subject: [obol] Re: Cedar Waxwings Eating Chokecherries
>
>
> I’ve understood that most of the wild cherry on the west side of the
> Cascades are Bittercherry, not Chokecherry. I this so and do birds like
> Bittercherry? I have some on my property and have not seen the birds eat it.
>
> Mary Lee Sayre
> Oakridge
>
>
>
> On Oct 1, 2017, at 2:29 PM, L Markoff < <canyoneagle...> > wrote:
>
> Add another species to the list of Chokecherry lovers. :-)
> https://www.flickr.com/gp/canyoneagle/0H6n8o
> Lori Markoff
> Eugene (South Hills)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #19 in digest
> From: Owen Schmidt <oschmidt...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 20:36:07 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Tuesday is Birders Night
>
>
> …… Tuesday, October 3rd, Portland Audubon House, 5151 NW Cornell Road,
> 7:00 pm. Wink Gross will show video of birds from the Atlantic rainforest
> of southeast Brazil. Easy bird quiz. Potpourri. Bring your bird photos
> or videos or come to see what others bring. Free!
>
> <oschmidt...>
> Sunday, October 1, 2017
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #20 in digest
> From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2017 21:31:32 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Tualatin River: peregrine, ducks, no shorebirds, many
> migrants
>
> https://atowhee.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/tualatin/
> --
> Harry Fuller
> author of *Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA*, see:
> https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/the-great-gray-owl-book/
> author of *Freeway Birding*, see: *freewaybirding.com
> <http://freewaybirding.com>*
> birding website: http://www.towhee.net
> my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of obol Digest V6 #308
> **************************
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #14 in digest
> From: "Carol" <imcaroling...>
> Subject: [obol] GC Sparrow and Swainson's Thrush
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:50:34 -0700
>
> I heard a couple of Golden Crowned Sparrows and Swainson’s Thrushes in our
> back yard early this morning. I love that Oh, Dear Me sound of the
> sparrows.
> -Carol Hiler
> N. Albany
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #15 in digest
> From: Mary Garrard <springazure1...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: [MidValleyNature:4297] GC Sparrow and Swainson's Thrush
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:59:01 -0700
>
> We had a number of G-c Sparrows in several locations on Bald Hill this
> morning. My first of the season. Do love their plaintive calls.
> Mary
>
>
>
> > On Oct 2, 2017, at 5:50 PM, Carol <imcaroling...> wrote:
> >
> > I heard a couple of Golden Crowned Sparrows and Swainson’s Thrushes in
> our back yard early this morning. I love that Oh, Dear Me sound of the
> sparrows.
> >
> > -Carol Hiler
> > N. Albany
> >
> > --
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> mid-valley-nature+<unsubscribe...>.
> > To post to this group, send email to <mid-valley-nature...>
> <mailto:<mid-valley-nature...>.
> > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/mid-valley-nature <
> https://groups.google.com/group/mid-valley-nature>.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #16 in digest
> From: David Vick <or.naturalist...>
> Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:48:02 +0000
> Subject: [obol] Invite to Green Ridge hawk watch Wed.
>
> Greetings All,
> Judy Meredith already posted on COBAL about ECAS's Wednesday Morning
> Birders going up to Green Ridge on the 4th but I thought I'd extend the
> invitation to the OBAL crowd. After all, it is peak migration. If you are
> not meeting up with the WMB group or haven't been up to the site before you
> can meet me and/or Kim Boodie at Indian Ford Campground at 9:00. The road
> up from there consists of 9 miles of pavement followed by 9 miles of gravel
> that can be navigated by any passenger car. We plan on making this a full
> data collection day so if there any experienced hawk watchers that want to
> hang for the afternoon your assistance would be appreciated (I'm just the
> data recorder). See East Cascades Audubon Society's web site for details.
> The weather forecast looks promising but be sure to dress in layers and
> bring a lawn chair.
>
> Rock on Tom Petty wherever you are.
>
> David Vick
> Terrebonne
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #17 in digest
> Subject: [obol] Fern Ridge New Mud North of Royal
> From: "John Sullivan" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender
> "Oropendolas" for DMARC)
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 20:09:26 -0700
>
> Hello All,
>
> The flood gates are open, draining the reservoir for winter and creating
> extensive mud flats on the north side of Royal Ave. Barry McKenzie and I
> made a quick stop 5:00-5:30 tonight and found quite a few birds on the new
> mud including 2 GOLDEN PLOVERS, presumably the same two birds seen earlier
> by Barbara Combs south of the platform. One was clearly an AMERICAN GOLDEN
> PLOVER, dull with white face, bright white supercillium and long primary
> extension. The other was much brighter golden overall with less pronounced
> gold supercillium, but still had quite long primary projection. Not sure on
> ID. All birds were flushed by a Peregrine just before we left. Barry may
> have photos.
>
> Good Birding,
>
> John Sullivan
> Springfield, OR
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #18 in digest
> Subject: [obol] Wilson's Warbler
> From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...>
> Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:29:05 -0700
>
> Not real late, quite yet, but they'll be gone soon.
> This morning I heard a WILSON'S WARBLER call from some young conifers
> that we planted some years back, with the aim of having our own source
> of X-mas trees.
>
>
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #19 in digest
> From: J Hayes <balgryph...>
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:05:22 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: massive Turkey Vulture flight over southwest Beaverton
>
> This morning at about 10:45 I saw about 80 Turkey Vultures heading
> southwest over the west edge of Lake Oswego (almost Durham/Tualatin).
> Yesterday afternoon while birding Oaks Bottom in Southeast Portland, there
> were 70 Turkey Vultures also heading southwest. Fun stuff!
>
> Jeff Hayes
>
> Portland
>
> On Oct 2, 2017 3:31 PM, "David Irons" <llsdirons...> wrote:
>
> During the last twenty minutes (3:05-3:25pm) I have counted in excess off
> 400 Turkey Vultures streaming
> south about a mile to the west of where we live in Beaverton. These birds
> were approximately over Murray Blvd and should be passing over Tigard and
> Tualatin by now. They kettled then lined out straight south.
>
> Dave Irons
>
> Sent from my iPhonePOST: Send your post to <obol...>
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>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #20 in digest
> From: Regular <nickenew1...>
> Subject: [obol] White-throated Swifts
> Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:47:50 -0700
>
> Hi all,
> I'm only visiting Oregon for a few more days so I figured I'd make a run
> down to Sisters from the Portland area for woodpeckers and Pinyon Jay
> (successful with White-headed and the Jay). On my way down I stopped at
> Smith Rock State Park, which I found to be stunning and remarkably well
> trafficked for a Monday. Anyway, only a few minutes out of the parking lot
> I looked up the the tops of the several hundred story cliffs to see a flock
> of about 17 swifts flying around. Immediately I recognized the difference
> in shape between these birds and the Vaux's Swifts I've been seeing the
> past few weeks even though I couldn't see the plumage details. The wings
> seemed longer and more swept back and the body longer and thinner. At the
> time I didn't realize quite how late these birds were but a few minutes
> later I found that they were flagged by eBird. Later on during my walk I
> was able to see the unmistakeable black and white patterning of this
> species. Unfortunately, due to the distance and my ca
> mera's technical limitations, I was only able to capture incredibly poor
> documentation shots (attached to the eBird checklist).
>
> I'm now at a motel room near Malheur, so much for a day trip to Sisters,
> and while looking for other similarly dated eBird records found that there
> were none from Oregon in October. Is anyone aware of any October
> White-throated Swift records for Oregon? There is an eBird record of 54
> from Douglas county, Washington 01 Oct 2013.
>
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39516747
>
> Good birding,
>
> Nick Newberry
> William & Mary class of 2017
>
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> End of obol Digest V6 #309
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