Date: 10/11/17 2:58 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday Birders did Dry River Canyon, east of Bend
We went east and had a nice morning with birds active in the sunshine. There were flocks moving low in the rabbitbrush in several places, mostly Yellow-rumps, sparrows and bluebirds. The area where Hooker Creek has an operation was birdy as usual, presumably due to the water that spills near where trucks leave the site. Around time to head back it became cold, cloudy and windy and the bird activity stopped. Although they were requested for the morning and an instigator promoted them, Pinyon Jays weren't found until we got back to Bend when one carload pulled over and watched them in a large Ponderosa pine near 9th and Greenwood. Next week, Alfalfa, Houston Lake, Prineville area.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net Red-tailed Hawk, around east side of Bend American Kestrel, 1, east side of Bend Rock Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove, one on the BLM sign at MP 18 Western Scrub-Jay Pinyon Jay, flock of more than 20, 9th and Greenwood Clark's Nutcracker, about 10 around the Canyon Black-billed Magpie Common Raven Mountain Chickadee, nice flock at trailhead Rock Wren Golden-crowned Kinglet, one for sure, flashing crown Ruby-crowned Kinglet, several, one flashing red crown Western Bluebird, flock in brush near gravel piles Mountain Bluebirds, near Hooker Creek rock crushing site Townsend's Solitaire, singing in many places American Robin Cedar Waxwing, small flock in town near Pinyon Jays Yellow-rumped Warbler, 40 or more all told, flocks Savannah Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Golden-crowned Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Brewer's Blackbird, a single male in the canyon Total number of species seen: 24
Birders today: Bernie and Louise Martell, Mark Newberger, Steve Dyer, Clay Crofton, Scott Ahlf, Evan Thomas, Sue Bertsch, and Judy Meredith. Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>