Date: 11/1/17 4:53 pm From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] Yamhill county first-of-year finds
This afternoon I ran up to McGuire Reservoir (McMinnville's water supply) hoping to find a loon. We find them there in the spring. My fall-back hope was to find a Gray Jay, which I hadn't seen in the county this year.
On the lake I found NO waterfowl. I only came up with a Red-tail, a Downy Woodpecker, Song Sparrows, and Fox Sparrow with a lot of tooting and pissshing. Finally, a bird appeared atop a small fir, a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, a FOY bird for me in Yamhill County. In fact, I missed it the last two years.
As I pulled out on Meadowlake Road to head home, a small group of MOUNTAIN QUAIL crossed the road, another FOY bird, another one I hadn't seen in a couple years.