Date: 11/13/17 11:01 pm
From: Nathaniel Wander <nw105...>
Subject: [obol] Coastal Golden Eagle
For what it's worth, on 3/6/99, I watched a Golden Eagle over fields to the north of the road into Cape Blanco in Curry County.  For anyone who knows the area, it was near the corral where we used to see Western Bluebirds.  I believe it would have been lambing season.
Nathaniel WanderPortland, OR
Max Planck is supposed to have said: A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and        making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die        and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.Andreas Wagner observed of Planck's remark: Science, like nature, advances one funeral at a time.  (Arrival of the Fittest, p.197)

On Monday, November 13, 2017, 10:07:30 PM PST, <obol...> wrote:

obol Digest    Monday, November 13 2017    Volume: 06  Issue: 358

In This Issue:
    #1:    From: Eric Horvath <horvath...>
        Subject: [obol] Snow Bunting in Yachats
    #2:    From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
        Subject: [obol] CBC dates for 2017 Oregon Counts?
    #3:    From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
        Subject: [obol] Yaquina Bay Snow Bunting
    #4:    From: Jen Sanford <jjsanford...>
        Subject: [obol] Gilliam County South Raptor Run
    #5:    From: Don Albright <donalbright...>
        Subject: [obol] Christmas Bird Count Schedule for Oregon
    #6:    From: HARVEY W SCHUBOTHE <ninerharv2...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Christmas Bird Count Schedule for Oregon
    #7:    From: "Phil Pickering" <philliplc...>
        Subject: [obol] Boiler Bay
    #8:    From: roger freeman <carrotguy55...>
        Subject: [obol] Silverton CBC
    #9:    From: Gregor Yanega <gregor.yanega...>
        Subject: [obol] Lake Abert bird counts
    #10:    From: <jmeredit...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Lake Abert bird counts
    #11:    From: <jmeredit...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Lake Abert bird counts
    #12:    From: Stephen Holzman <steveholzman2...>
        Subject: [obol] Golden Eagle (Neskowin) - now in rehab
    #13:    From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Golden Eagle (Neskowin) - now in rehab
    #14:    From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
        Subject: [obol] Ankeny and Basket: forgot two things
    #15:    From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Ankeny and Basket: forgot two things
    #16:    From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Ankeny and Basket: forgot two things
    #17:    From: Susan Deagle <sdeagle...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Golden Eagle (Neskowin) - now in rehab
    #18:    From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Golden Eagle
    #19:    From: Susan Deagle <sdeagle...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Golden Eagle
    #20:    From: Owen Schmidt <oschmidt...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: west side Golden Eagle
    #21:    From: <5hats...>
        Subject: [obol] westside Golden Eagles
    #22:    From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
        Subject: [obol] *Fwd: Snow Bunting in Yachats
    #23:    From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
        Subject: [obol] *Re: westside Golden Eagles
    #24:    From: casey cunningham <redpeelingbark...>
        Subject: [obol] NE Portland Virginia's Warbler Update

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Msg: #1 in digest
From: Eric Horvath <horvath...>
Subject: [obol] Snow Bunting in Yachats
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 23:05:38 -0800

I was sent a series of photos of a Snow Bunting, from the parking lot of the Ona Restaurant in Yachats, Lincoln County, Oregon, Sunday 12 Nov., about midday ( I guess on time of day).  This location is on highway 101 in the middle of Yachats.  The bird appeared to lack a tail, but had all the other expected field marks for Snow Bunting.

Observer/photographer was Janet Hawkins.

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Msg: #2 in digest
From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 23:07:48 -0800
Subject: [obol] CBC dates for 2017 Oregon Counts?

Is there a list of Oregon Christmas Bird Count dates for the upcoming
2017-2018 count period?
Thanks,

David



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Msg: #3 in digest
From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
Subject: [obol] Yaquina Bay Snow Bunting
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:02:04 -0800

I haven't seen this pop up yet...

Reported on iNaturalist this morning:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8793332

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
That question...
http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3294

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Msg: #4 in digest
From: Jen Sanford <jjsanford...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:36:31 -0800
Subject: [obol] Gilliam County South Raptor Run

Hi all,
On Saturday Jacob Durrent and I ran the 150-mile Gilliam County South
raptor survey for the East Cascades Audubon Society.  Numbers were bananas
compared to the last two winters I did surveys.  I think I rarely top 30
raptors per survey and on Saturday we had 89 total.

Red-tailed Hawks: 21
Rough-legged Hawks: 19
American Kestrels: 14
Northern Harriers: 20 (I usually have <5)
Golden Eagle: 1 (Wehrli Canyon)
Prairie Falcon: 1 (Lonerock Rd)
Merlin: 1 (Devils Butte Rd)
Western Screech-Owl: 1 (Buttermilk Canyon)

Plus 11 Red-tailed/Rough-leggeds.

Other highlights:

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch:  1 lone bird in Buttermilk Canyon
White-tailed Jackrabbit on Hale Ridge Road (lifer mammal!)
Chukars: 2 big flocks of at least 15 birds each, one off 206 and one along
Devils Butte Road

A few photos of the jackrabbit, rosy-finch, and other stuff on my Flickr
here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stoptellingmeitsokay/

Good birding!

Jen Sanford
Portland



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Msg: #5 in digest
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:15:55 +0000 (UTC)
From: Don Albright <donalbright...>
Subject: [obol] Christmas Bird Count Schedule for Oregon

OBOL,
I've been gathering Christmas Bird Count dates for Oregon for the 2017-18 count season.  I've received most of the dates from compilers, and just yesterday I sent along the schedule as it now stands, with contact information for each count, to the OBA webmaster to get posted on the website at www.orbirds.org.  I'm sure she'll have that up soon.  In the meantime, here's the schedule without contact info.  If you need to get ahold of a compiler right away, just send me an email and I'll get you their email address.
For what it's worth, it looks like we'll have counts in 33 of Oregon's 36 counties this year.  Counties not represented:  Hood River; Malheur; Morrow.
Don <Albrightdonalbright...>
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS IN OREGON, 2017-18:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14Upper Nestucca
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15Burns-Hines
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16FlorenceGrants PassJohn DayMedfordRoseburg-SutherlinSalemTillamook BayWalla Walla, WA (includes a portion of Umatilla County, OR)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17Columbia EstuaryKlamath FallsLincoln CityLyle, WA (includes The Dalles, Rowena, and Mosier, OR)Port OrfordSistersTualatin River NWRWallowa County
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18AntoneP-Ranch -- Malheur NWR
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19CorvallisSummer Lake
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20Hart MountainMadras
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, NV

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23Forest Grove
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26BrownsvillePine Valley (Halfway and Richland)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27DallasTygh Valley
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28Oakridge
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29AntelopeSauvie IslandWahkiakum, WA (includes Knappa and Brownsmead, OR)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30AshlandBendCottage Grove (New count!)PortlandUmatilla CountyUtopia (Culver area)Yaquina Bay
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31Airlie-AlbanyEugenePrineville
MONDAY, JANUARY 1Cowlitz-ColumbiaTule Lake, CA (includes Merrill, OR and vicinity)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3Redmond

NOT SCHEDULED YET:Baker County--Baker ValleyBaker County--SalisburyColumbia Hills-Klickitat Valley, WACoquille ValleyReedsportSilvertonUnion CountyYamhill Valley

NOT HAPPENING THIS YEAR:Coos BayGilliam County (?)Hood River (?)Illinois Valley



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Msg: #6 in digest
From: HARVEY W SCHUBOTHE <ninerharv2...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Christmas Bird Count Schedule for Oregon
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:21:04 +0000

Please add the Coquille Valley CBC, now set for Saturday, December 30 to the schedule. Thanks!

Harv Schubothe


________________________________
From: <obol-bounce...> <obol-bounce...> on behalf of Don Albright <donalbright...>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 8:15 AM
To: OBOL Birders Online
Subject: [obol] Christmas Bird Count Schedule for Oregon

OBOL,

I've been gathering Christmas Bird Count dates for Oregon for the 2017-18 count season.  I've received most of the dates from compilers, and just yesterday I sent along the schedule as it now stands, with contact information for each count, to the OBA webmaster to get posted on the website at www.orbirds.org.<http://www.orbirds.org./> I'm sure she'll have that up soon.  In the meantime, here's the schedule without contact info.  If you need to get ahold of a compiler right away, just send me an email and I'll get you their email address.

Oregon Birding Association<http://www.orbirds.org./>
www.orbirds.org.
Georg Wilhelm Steller Georg W. Steller (born March 10, 1709, Bavaria [Germany] — died Nov. 14, 1746, Tyumen, [Russia]. Zoologist and botanist who served as ...



For what it's worth, it looks like we'll have counts in 33 of Oregon's 36 counties this year.  Counties not represented:  Hood River; Malheur; Morrow.

Don Albright
<donalbright...>


CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS IN OREGON, 2017-18:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
Upper Nestucca

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
Burns-Hines

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Florence
Grants Pass
John Day
Medford
Roseburg-Sutherlin
Salem
Tillamook Bay
Walla Walla, WA (includes a portion of Umatilla County, OR)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Columbia Estuary
Klamath Falls
Lincoln City
Lyle, WA (includes The Dalles, Rowena, and Mosier, OR)
Port Orford
Sisters
Tualatin River NWR
Wallowa County

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18
Antone
P-Ranch -- Malheur NWR

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
Corvallis
Summer Lake

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20
Hart Mountain
Madras

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, NV

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
Forest Grove

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26
Brownsville
Pine Valley (Halfway and Richland)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27
Dallas
Tygh Valley

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28
Oakridge

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
Antelope
Sauvie Island
Wahkiakum, WA (includes Knappa and Brownsmead, OR)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
Ashland
Bend
Cottage Grove (New count!)
Portland
Umatilla County
Utopia (Culver area)
Yaquina Bay

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31
Airlie-Albany
Eugene
Prineville

MONDAY, JANUARY 1
Cowlitz-Columbia
Tule Lake, CA (includes Merrill, OR and vicinity)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3
Redmond


NOT SCHEDULED YET:
Baker County--Baker Valley
Baker County--Salisbury
Columbia Hills-Klickitat Valley, WA
Coquille Valley
Reedsport
Silverton
Union County
Yamhill Valley


NOT HAPPENING THIS YEAR:
Coos Bay
Gilliam County (?)
Hood River (?)
Illinois Valley




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Msg: #7 in digest
From: "Phil Pickering" <philliplc...>
Subject: [obol] Boiler Bay
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:40:28 -0700

7:00-8:30 (11/13):mostly overcast wind SSW 15-40everything moving
south
Loons/scoters heavy during the first half hour beforeincreasing winds
starting knocking everything down.Minimal activity after 7:45
500 Red-throated Loon2500 Pacific Loon150 Common Loon1 Horned Grebe12
Red-necked Grebe1 Western Grebe1 Northern Fulmar6 Sooty Shearwater300+
Sooty/Short-tailed (most staying 2+ miles)30 Pelagic Cormorant15
Brandt's Cormorant23 Brant1 KING EIDER (extended look immature male S

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Msg: #8 in digest
From: roger freeman <carrotguy55...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:01:58 -0800
Subject: [obol] Silverton CBC

Please add the Silverton OR CBC to the list for Friday December 29th.  We
are located in the western cascade foothills east of Salem and the
Willamette  valley, including the region around Silver Falls State Park and
Mt. Angel.
More information to follow as it gets closer.  Please contact me with
any questions, via email.
Roger Freeman
Silverton
On Monday, November 13, 2017, Don Albright <donalbright...> wrote:

> OBOL,
>
> I've been gathering Christmas Bird Count dates for Oregon for the 2017-18
> count season.  I've received most of the dates from compilers, and just
> yesterday I sent along the schedule as it now stands, with contact
> information for each count, to the OBA webmaster to get posted on the
> website at www.orbirds.org.  I'm sure she'll have that up soon.  In the
> meantime, here's the schedule without contact info.  If you need to get
> ahold of a compiler right away, just send me an email and I'll get you
> their email address.
>
> For what it's worth, it looks like we'll have counts in 33 of Oregon's 36
> counties this year.  Counties not represented:  Hood River; Malheur; Morrow.
>
> Don Albright
> <donalbright...>
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<donalbright...>');>
>
>
> CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS IN OREGON, 2017-18:
>
> THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
> Upper Nestucca
>
> FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
> Burns-Hines
>
> SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
> Florence
> Grants Pass
> John Day
> Medford
> Roseburg-Sutherlin
> Salem
> Tillamook Bay
> Walla Walla, WA (includes a portion of Umatilla County, OR)
>
> SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
> Columbia Estuary
> Klamath Falls
> Lincoln City
> Lyle, WA (includes The Dalles, Rowena, and Mosier, OR)
> Port Orford
> Sisters
> Tualatin River NWR
> Wallowa County
>
> MONDAY, DECEMBER 18
> Antone
> P-Ranch -- Malheur NWR
>
> TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
> Corvallis
> Summer Lake
>
> WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20
> Hart Mountain
> Madras
>
> FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22
> Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, NV
>
> SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
> Forest Grove
>
> TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26
> Brownsville
> Pine Valley (Halfway and Richland)
>
> WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27
> Dallas
> Tygh Valley
>
> THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28
> Oakridge
>
> FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29
> Antelope
> Sauvie Island
> Wahkiakum, WA (includes Knappa and Brownsmead, OR)
>
> SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
> Ashland
> Bend
> Cottage Grove (New count!)
> Portland
> Umatilla County
> Utopia (Culver area)
> Yaquina Bay
>
> SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31
> Airlie-Albany
> Eugene
> Prineville
>
> MONDAY, JANUARY 1
> Cowlitz-Columbia
> Tule Lake, CA (includes Merrill, OR and vicinity)
>
> WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3
> Redmond
>
>
> NOT SCHEDULED YET:
> Baker County--Baker Valley
> Baker County--Salisbury
> Columbia Hills-Klickitat Valley, WA
> Coquille Valley
> Reedsport
> Silverton
> Union County
> Yamhill Valley
>
>
> NOT HAPPENING THIS YEAR:
> Coos Bay
> Gilliam County (?)
> Hood River (?)
> Illinois Valley
>
>
>



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Msg: #9 in digest
From: Gregor Yanega <gregor.yanega...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:39:54 -0800
Subject: [obol] Lake Abert bird counts

Hello all,
I'm interested in collecting as much count and diversity data as is
available for the Lake Abert region.  If you've been any time in the last
ten years and have your count data available, I'd ask you to share it
(either with the group, or with me directly).  I'm working on a project
looking at the role of shallow saline lakes in avian migration and the
effect of climate change/aridity/lake drying on habitat use and visitation
by migrants.

As you may have heard or already know, Abert dried down and became so
hypersaline for a number of years (2012-15?) that it could not support
brine shrimp or many of the birds that rely on them as a food source on
migration.  This past year, the water levels have resurged and the brine
shrimp are back.  I don't know exactly what the migration numbers or
species composition has been like, and I'd love to find out if OBOL folks
have any insights.  Thank you.

Best,
Gregor Yanega
(<gregor.yanega...>)



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Msg: #10 in digest
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:49:40 -0800
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Lake Abert bird counts

7 years of data. See link below. ECAS Lake Abert coordinator and
volunteers have completed several surveys per year with standardized
methodology.

http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/2c5973_455a1a4b85e049de9d7214fd128887ba.pdf


No doubt one could glean additional info from ebird.

Judy Merediith, <jmeredit...>

On 11-13-2017 13:39, Gregor Yanega wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I'm interested in collecting as much count and diversity data as is available for the Lake Abert region. If you've been any time in the last ten years and have your count data available, I'd ask you to share it (either with the group, or with me directly). I'm working on a project looking at the role of shallow saline lakes in avian migration and the effect of climate change/aridity/lake drying on habitat use and visitation by migrants.
>
> As you may have heard or already know, Abert dried down and became so hypersaline for a number of years (2012-15?) that it could not support brine shrimp or many of the birds that rely on them as a food source on migration. This past year, the water levels have resurged and the brine shrimp are back. I don't know exactly what the migration numbers or species composition has been like, and I'd love to find out if OBOL folks have any insights. Thank you.
>
> Best,
> Gregor Yanega
> (<gregor.yanega...>)




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Msg: #11 in digest
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:01:16 -0800
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Lake Abert bird counts

The ECAS website has this summary from the 2017 surveys, reported by
coordinator John Reuland.

http://www.ecaudubon.org/lake-abert

Judy, <jmeredit...>

On 11-13-2017 13:39, Gregor Yanega wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I'm interested in collecting as much count and diversity data as is available for the Lake Abert region. If you've been any time in the last ten years and have your count data available, I'd ask you to share it (either with the group, or with me directly). I'm working on a project looking at the role of shallow saline lakes in avian migration and the effect of climate change/aridity/lake drying on habitat use and visitation by migrants.




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Msg: #12 in digest
From: Stephen Holzman <steveholzman2...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:37:18 -0800
Subject: [obol] Golden Eagle (Neskowin) - now in rehab

On Thursday the USFWS office in Newport got a report of a Golden Eagle on
the side of Hwy 101 near Neskowin that was not flying when approached. We
went up and were able to catch the bird after it moved from the side of the
road into some blackberry brambles where it was eventually stopped by the
thick underbrush.  We took it to Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis,
Oregon on Thursday night along with a Great Horned Owl that had gotten into
a duck pen in Lincoln City. Today we heard that the eagle appeared
emaciated, but had no signs of fractures, lead shot or respiratory
problems.  They plan to keep the bird for about a month and conduct
additional tests before releasing.
I'm still fairly new to Oregon so I didn't realize they were pretty rare
west of the Valley.
eBird Map: https://goo.gl/NB6ibT

(I realize this is just eBird reports and there may be other GOEA records
for the coast).

Photo attached

Anyway, I thought I would share with the group.

Steve Holzman
South Beach, OR




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Msg: #13 in digest
Subject: [obol] Re: Golden Eagle (Neskowin) - now in rehab
From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:44:29 -0800

*
Thanks for sharing indeed. Golden Eagles are rare enough west of the Cascade summit that I think I can remember every one I 've ever seen. Haven't ever seen one west of the Valley. I recall the story of a Brant hunter in the seventies who saw a Golden Eagle catch  a Brant, I suppose at Netarts or Tillamook Bay. I'm not sure I've read a report of Golden  Eagle on the coast on this list since I first subscribed ten years ago. Lars
On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:37 PM, Stephen Holzman wrote:
> On Thursday the USFWS office in Newport got a report of a Golden Eagle on the side of Hwy 101 near Neskowin that was not flying when approached. We went up and were able to catch the bird after it moved from the side of the road into some blackberry brambles where it was eventually stopped by the thick underbrush.  We took it to Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis, Oregon on Thursday night along with a Great Horned Owl that had gotten into a duck pen in Lincoln City. Today we heard that the eagle appeared emaciated, but had no signs of fractures, lead shot or respiratory problems.  They plan to keep the bird for about a month and conduct additional tests before releasing.
>
> I'm still fairly new to Oregon so I didn't realize they were pretty rare west of the Valley.
> eBird Map: https://goo.gl/NB6ibT
>
> (I realize this is just eBird reports and there may be other GOEA records for the coast).
>
> Photo attached
>
> Anyway, I thought I would share with the group.
>
> Steve Holzman
> South Beach, OR
>
>
>
> <IMG_6088.JPG>



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Msg: #14 in digest
From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:08:44 -0800
Subject: [obol] Ankeny and Basket: forgot two things

Forgot to mention that we had a Cinnamon Teal at Pintail Marsh. Also, the
Say's Pheobe was at Smithfield Rd, not Livermore, south of the house with
the pond in the little valley there. Photos of interesting GW Teal can be
found here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pdhCwYLhDxVX8Mi72. Second pic has a
female GW Teal with an interesting facial pattern. I have also included
some other pics from the day.
Jacob Mathison
jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography

<http://jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography>
"If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a  singing bird will
come." ~Chinese Proverb



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Msg: #15 in digest
From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:09:11 -0800
Subject: [obol] Re: Ankeny and Basket: forgot two things

Third pic has the female teal.
Jacob Mathison
jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography

<http://jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography>
"If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a  singing bird will
come." ~Chinese Proverb

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
wrote:

> Forgot to mention that we had a Cinnamon Teal at Pintail Marsh. Also, the
> Say's Pheobe was at Smithfield Rd, not Livermore, south of the house with
> the pond in the little valley there. Photos of interesting GW Teal can be
> found here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pdhCwYLhDxVX8Mi72. Second pic has a
> female GW Teal with an interesting facial pattern. I have also included
> some other pics from the day.
>
> Jacob Mathison
> jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography
>
> <http://jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography>
> "If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a  singing bird will
> come." ~Chinese Proverb
>



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Msg: #16 in digest
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Ankeny and Basket: forgot two things
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:44:53 -0800

The phoebe at Baskett Slough started out right on Smithfield on a fenceline where Jacob found it.  From there it angled downhill and was last seen on treetops along Parvipes Marsh. 

Alan Contreras
<acontrer56...>

“Nostalgic for Nixon"

Eugene, Oregon

www.alanlcontreras.com





> On Nov 13, 2017, at 3:08 PM, Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...> wrote:
>
> Forgot to mention that we had a Cinnamon Teal at Pintail Marsh. Also, the Say's Pheobe was at Smithfield Rd, not Livermore, south of the house with the pond in the little valley there. Photos of interesting GW Teal can be found here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/pdhCwYLhDxVX8Mi72 <https://photos.app.goo.gl/pdhCwYLhDxVX8Mi72>. Second pic has a female GW Teal with an interesting facial pattern. I have also included some other pics from the day.
>
> Jacob Mathison
> jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography <http://jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography>
>
>  <http://jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography>
> "If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a  singing bird will come." ~Chinese Proverb



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Msg: #17 in digest
Subject: [obol] Re: Golden Eagle (Neskowin) - now in rehab
From: Susan Deagle <sdeagle...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:11:23 -0800

My friends were the ones who first spotted the eagle and notified USFWS for the rescue. It was an emotional and ultimately rewarding day for all involved!
Susie Deagle
Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:44 PM, Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
>
> *
> Thanks for sharing indeed. Golden Eagles are rare enough west of the Cascade summit that I think I can remember every one I 've ever seen. Haven't ever seen one west of the Valley. I recall the story of a Brant hunter in the seventies who saw a Golden Eagle catch  a Brant, I suppose at Netarts or Tillamook Bay. I'm not sure I've read a report of Golden  Eagle on the coast on this list since I first subscribed ten years ago. Lars
>> On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:37 PM, Stephen Holzman wrote:
>>
>> On Thursday the USFWS office in Newport got a report of a Golden Eagle on the side of Hwy 101 near Neskowin that was not flying when approached. We went up and were able to catch the bird after it moved from the side of the road into some blackberry brambles where it was eventually stopped by the thick underbrush.  We took it to Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis, Oregon on Thursday night along with a Great Horned Owl that had gotten into a duck pen in Lincoln City. Today we heard that the eagle appeared emaciated, but had no signs of fractures, lead shot or respiratory problems.  They plan to keep the bird for about a month and conduct additional tests before releasing.
>>
>> I'm still fairly new to Oregon so I didn't realize they were pretty rare west of the Valley.
>> eBird Map: https://goo.gl/NB6ibT
>>
>> (I realize this is just eBird reports and there may be other GOEA records for the coast).
>>
>> Photo attached
>>
>> Anyway, I thought I would share with the group.
>>
>> Steve Holzman
>> South Beach, OR
>>
>>
>>
>> <IMG_6088.JPG>
>


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Msg: #18 in digest
From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Golden Eagle
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:17:24 -0800

The media portion of eBird is currently down.  Something about a
server crash (all of it was down earlier).

I saw the photos yesterday fully expecting to see a juvenile Bald
Eagle, because that is almost invariably what these turn out to be,
but this one appears to be the genuine article.

In 30 years on the North Oregon Coast, I have seen two Golden
Eagles both in the same week.  I think the North Coast Rehab folks
have had one other.  They are very rare...

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
That question...
http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3294

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Msg: #19 in digest
Subject: [obol] Re: Golden Eagle
From: Susan Deagle <sdeagle...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:02:03 -0800

Definitely a Golden Eagle.


Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 13, 2017, at 5:17 PM, Mike Patterson <celata...> wrote:
>
> The media portion of eBird is currently down.  Something about a
> server crash (all of it was down earlier).
>
> I saw the photos yesterday fully expecting to see a juvenile Bald
> Eagle, because that is almost invariably what these turn out to be,
> but this one appears to be the genuine article.
>
> In 30 years on the North Oregon Coast, I have seen two Golden
> Eagles both in the same week.  I think the North Coast Rehab folks
> have had one other.  They are very rare...
>
> --
> Mike Patterson
> Astoria, OR
> That question...
> http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3294
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Msg: #20 in digest
Subject: [obol] Re: west side Golden Eagle
From: Owen Schmidt <oschmidt...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:51:13 -0800

……. the Tillamook Bay CBC has 2 records of Golden Eagle, one each in 1974 and 1997.  One of them, at least, was right along the bay mixing it up with a small group of Bald Eagles.  The 2017 Tillamook Bay CBC is December 16th, the first Saturday of Count Period as always. 

Cheers!

<oschmidt...>
Monday, November 13, 2017





> On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:44 PM, Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
>
> *
> Thanks for sharing indeed. Golden Eagles are rare enough west of the Cascade summit that I think I can remember every one I 've ever seen. Haven't ever seen one west of the Valley. I recall the story of a Brant hunter in the seventies who saw a Golden Eagle catch  a Brant, I suppose at Netarts or Tillamook Bay. I'm not sure I've read a report of Golden  Eagle on the coast on this list since I first subscribed ten years ago. Lars
> On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:37 PM, Stephen Holzman wrote:
>
>> On Thursday the USFWS office in Newport got a report of a Golden Eagle on the side of Hwy 101 near Neskowin that was not flying when approached. We went up and were able to catch the bird after it moved from the side of the road into some blackberry brambles where it was eventually stopped by the thick underbrush.  We took it to Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis, Oregon on Thursday night along with a Great Horned Owl that had gotten into a duck pen in Lincoln City. Today we heard that the eagle appeared emaciated, but had no signs of fractures, lead shot or respiratory problems.  They plan to keep the bird for about a month and conduct additional tests before releasing.
>>
>> I'm still fairly new to Oregon so I didn't realize they were pretty rare west of the Valley.
>> eBird Map: https://goo.gl/NB6ibT <https://goo.gl/NB6ibT>
>>
>> (I realize this is just eBird reports and there may be other GOEA records for the coast).
>>
>> Photo attached
>>
>> Anyway, I thought I would share with the group.
>>
>> Steve Holzman
>> South Beach, OR
>>
>>
>>
>> <IMG_6088.JPG>
>



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Msg: #21 in digest
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:02:28 -0800 (PST)
From: <5hats...>
Subject: [obol] westside Golden Eagles


I have never seen a Golden Eagle on the outer coast, but have sighted the in the interior Coast Range between my farm on Thornton Creek and Burnt Woods probably about ten different times over the years. Definitely rare.
Range Bayer once reported one atop a flagpole at the marine science center on 1 April, but I don't think anyone but Paul Sullivan was interested in chasing it.
Darrel



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Msg: #22 in digest
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:08:53 -0800
Subject: [obol] *Fwd: Snow Bunting in Yachats

Hi,

Paul Engelmeyer emailed this evening that the Snow Bunting is still in
Yachats "right along Hwy 101 on the green space (only about 4 feet
wide) west side between Ona restaurant and Luna Sea - and in the
parking area."

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon

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From: Eric Horvath <horvath...>
Date: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 11:05 PM
Subject: [obol] Snow Bunting in Yachats
To: <obol...>

I was sent a series of photos of a Snow Bunting, from the parking lot
of the Ona Restaurant in Yachats, Lincoln County, Oregon, Sunday 12
Nov., about midday ( I guess on time of day).  This location is on
highway 101 in the middle of Yachats.  The bird appeared to lack a
tail, but had all the other expected field marks for Snow Bunting.

Observer/photographer was Janet Hawkins.
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Msg: #23 in digest
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:57:52 -0800
Subject: [obol] *Re: westside Golden Eagles

Hi Darrel,

Yep, I remember once orally reporting a golden eagle atop the EPA
flagpole at the Hatfield Marine Science Center at the start of a field
trip that I led.  It was probably a field trip for Yaquina Birders &
Naturalists, but YB&N field trips aren't on the first of the month, so
I don't think it would have been on April 1.  At the start of the
field trip, I orally asked if anyone on the field trip was interested
in seeing a golden eagle.  In oral English, there is no difference
between a golden eagle and a Golden Eagle.  Not unexpectedly, field
trippers were disappointed and groaned a lot in seeing a golden eagle
fixed atop a flagpole rather than seeing a live Golden Eagle.  But it
loosened the field trip up a bit and also let those on the field trip
question what was reported rather than just take identifications told
them for granted.  Part of a good field trip, I think, can be to
encourage observers to carefully observe and question identifications,
even those by the field trip leader.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:02 PM,  <5hats...> wrote:
>    I have never seen a Golden Eagle on the outer coast, but have sighted
> the in the interior Coast Range between my farm on Thornton Creek and Burnt
> Woods probably about ten different times over the years.  Definitely rare.
>    Range Bayer once reported one atop a flagpole at the marine science
> center on 1 April, but I don't think anyone but Paul Sullivan was interested
> in chasing it.
> Darrel

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Msg: #24 in digest
From: casey cunningham <redpeelingbark...>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:38:48 -0800
Subject: [obol] NE Portland Virginia's Warbler Update

The Virginia's Warbler was photographed this morning by Adrian Hinkle.
It's coming in to the suet cake on the north side of my house.  For those
who would like to look, please do not enter the yard.  The suet is visible
from the sidewalk, and I'm going to put another block up closer to the
street.
The address is 7037 NE 8th Ave.

Cheers

Casey



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