Date: 10/5/17 4:14 pm
From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Palm Warbler flock at Ft Stevens
I remember a bright and sunny Coos Bay count (the date escapes me, but
probably before 1990) when Charleston Boat Basin was infested with them...

On 10/5/2017 16:03, Tim Rodenkirk wrote:
> 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


Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
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