Date: 11/11/17 4:56 pm From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] Merlin in McMinnville
My White-throated Sparrow was present in the backyard this morning here on Rummel St. in McMinnville.
I haven't seen a Merlin anywhere in Oregon this year. Harry Fuller said the other day that he hadn't either. Usually there's a couple around McMinnville each winter. Not last winter.
Today I checked a road near Dundee where we'd seen Merlins in the past. No luck.
Then I came home at 4 PM, turned in my driveway and saw a shape at the top of a tall D. fir in the backyard. I parked in the driveway and quickly got my scope on the bird. MERLIN! for the year yard, county and state list! Yay!