Date: 10/29/17 12:50 pm From: Mike Patterson <celata...> Subject: [obol] Columbia Estuary Phoebe Report - 10/29/2017
Columbia Estuary Phoebe Report - 10/29/2017
This morning I went chasing the BLACK PHOEBE reported yesterday by Jacob Durrent along Chinook Valley Rd, Pacific Co. I found it flycatching from the same chimney the Tropical Kingbird was using earlier in the week. This is the first documented Black Phoebe in Pacific Co. (ebird shows one from spring 2009 near Tokeland, reported without comment or description). Jacob also reports seeing the kingbird. I did not see it today.
There are currently at least 3 BLACK PHOEBES at Wireless Rd and two along Airport Rd. I also saw one at Alder Creek Farm in Nehalem. It would appear that Black Phoebes can now be considered established on the lower Columbia.