Date: 1/2/18 4:42 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [COBOL] Birding and errands, 2 count week birds for Bend CBC
American Pipit at Deschutes River in the Old Mill area, on the icy flat near the boardwalk into the river. I suppose that has a real name. Just downstream from the footbridge. It bobbed around on the edge of the water for quite a while and then flew upstream just beyond the footbridge. When i was at the footbridge, I heard it call so it must have flown again but I didn't see it. 2 pm.
Peregrine Falcon seen on top of a ponderosa Pine watching and then flying in pursuit of a Rock Pigeon, of which there are many in the area. 11:30 a.m. at corner of Boyd Acres and Butler Market Road. Ideally seen without car traffic from Longfellow, the street opposite Boyd Acres.
Had to return the key to Hatfield to the office today so went birding there, with Candace Cobb. Nothing new noted from the Saturday list. The back pond now has almost entirely frozen again but a few ducks were keeping the little patch open. Front pond has a lot of open water and lots of waterfowl.
Went next to Pine Nursery for sparrows. Candace saw the Harris's but I did not see it. I have gone 3 times and have not seen the Harris's. I did put down more birdseed as many of the Golden-crowns and White-crowns were coming to the seed in the trail. Thanks to Don S who started seed for the sparrows. The seed is on the dirt trail just behind the concrete mile marker post along the loop trail, not far from the parking area off Yeoman. Alan Mauer showed us the spot a few days ago.
The Common Redpoll at Patty's house made me happy at 1030 a.m.. It has been pretty dependable and loyal to her feeder area. Yay for Patty keeping her feeders filled for hungry birds.