Date: 10/9/17 9:18 am From: David Vick <or.naturalist...> Subject: [COBOL] Sunday on Green Ridge with a first
Hawk watchers were more comfortable than on Saturday due to the lack of drizzle and significant winds (but it was sure cool to observe raptors flying through Saturday morning's persistent rainbow). The majority of birds moved through high overhead mid afternoon as they had to rely on thermals. A first for ECAS's Green Ridge Raptor Survey occurred when Peter observed a south bound Ferruginous Hawk in the morning. After having 11 Merlins scream past us on Saturday we didn't observe a single falcon on Sunday. Some of us left five minutes before five but Bob W. and David B. stuck with it to get the 3 last accipiters of the day and a pair of Golden Eagles that couldn't be counted because they headed north ending the day with 86 raptors.
Portland was well represented on Saturday but it was Eugene's turn on Sunday whose participants included Peter Low, Kim Boodie, Jake Schas, Mike Golden, Nancy & Satch Esperancilla, David Braunschweiger, Cindy Zarlando, Cynthia Stockwell, Jrnie Thomas, Linda Gilbert, Dan Willis, Simon Kolfer, Bob Wilkenson and Gary & Laura Nicholson.