Date: 10/5/17 4:03 pm From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> Subject: [obol] Palm Warbler flock at Ft Stevens
Down on the southern coast groups of 3-5 Palms are fairly regular, I have at least three dozen such records. You all got me curious though so here are some interesting numbers:
Coos County: 6 together on N Spit Coos Bay on 11/9/03 with 7-8 there on 11/11 and 5-7 through 12/3.
6 same location on 11/9/04
Curry County: 20(!) on Christmas day 2002 at Blue Silos on way into Floras Lake. My wife pulled off here and we immediately saw the flock which was working south along fenceline. I counted them one at a time as they moved south in a flock right next to the car. There were still 10 here on 1/7/2003.
Had 9 at the same silos on 11/20/2011.
Nearby on Christmas day 2016 there were 6 or 7 with a flock of bluebirds.
As mentioned numerous flocks of 5 in both counties, some migrants and some overwintering.
I am sure Terry Wahl can top these numbers.
Sure love Palms because they remind me of southern Florida where we use to go in the winter alot when my mother-in-law was still alive. Learning their call note sure helps finding them.
Merry migration! Tim R In sunny Coos Bay
> Several years ago, I saw a flock of 5 Palm Warblers at HMSC in Newport - > the largest group I've ever seen in Oregon. > > Hendrik > > On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 1:24 PM, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> > wrote: > >> Tim Bickler and I once had a group of five near Waldport in early >> October. I have never seen more than three together in Oregon otherwise. >> >> Jeff Gilligan >> >> >> >> >> > On Oct 5, 2017, at 1:22 PM, David Irons <llsdirons...> wrote: >> > >> > Given the early and often reporting of Palm Warblers it appears that >> this could be one of those better than average fall seasons for Palms, >> especially when five plus are together. >> > >> > Dave Irons >> > Beaverton, OR >> > >> > Sent from my iPhone >> > >> >> On Oct 5, 2017, at 1:11 PM, Mike Patterson <celata...> >> wrote: >> >> >> >> I took a walk along the Jetty Trail at the Ft Stevens Historical Area >> >> this morning. Among the many interesting birds was a flock of PALM >> >> WARBLERS. I had three in sight at once, plus at least 2 more up and >> >> back in the tree behind them. There may have been more... >> >> >> >> Also: Adult NORTHERN SHRIKE and curiously small AMERICAN PIPIT which >> >> I mistook at first to be a Palm Warbler (maybe it just seemed small >> >> next to the WESTERN MEADOWLARK). >> >> >> >> -- >> >> Mike Patterson >> >> Astoria, OR >> >> That question... >> >> http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3294 >> >> POST: Send your post to <obol...> >> >> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol >> >> OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol >> >> Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> >> >> >> > POST: Send your post to <obol...> >> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol >> > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol >> > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> >> > >> >> POST: Send your post to <obol...> >> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol >> OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol >> Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> >> >> > > > -- > __________________________ > Hendrik G. Herlyn > Corvallis, OR > > > *"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder* >