Date: 1/11/18 10:29 am From: Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] 4 Zono days
Four Zonos in a 3 sparrow radius: In early 2015 a Harris's Sparrow photobombed while I was taking a picture of a White-throated Sparrow with White-crowned & Golden-crowned Sparrows at the Poppoff sparrow patch. It's a rather poor photo, but was fun to get.
As for RULES: 640 mm equivalent lens at about 12' (4 Zonos in about a 3 sparrow radius); we do scatter seed here; I didn't use playback (relatively heavily birded spot; rare visitors -- https://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html = real rules, albeit honor system); and the rarities happen to be individuals I'd found. No chumming.
The Poppoff sparrow patch is near the southern end of the Yakima Greenway Path, near the Yakima River, due east of the Yakima Airport. There's a precise map link under my Flickr photo.
As during recent winters, a Harris's Sparrow is here, and this year we've also hosted a "Red" Fox Sparrow, both continuing since at least November. I found a White-throated close by in October. For several winters I've found several White-throated Sparrows here on extended visits. White-crowned and Golden-crowned are common. I put the patch here because it was the first place I found a pair of White-throated Sparrows.
On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 9:14 AM, Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
> Are feeders, scattered grain, chumming allowed? > Digiscoped seawatches? > How about wide angle (e.g. cell phone) photos. > > We definitely need some RULES here. > Bob OBrien Carver OR > > On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 8:02 AM, Bob Archer <rabican1...> wrote: > >> I agree a 4 Zono day is doable in NW Oregon SW Washington. I have done >> it several times , the challenge is to get a PHOTO of 4 Zonos all >> together. It was a secret mission of mine, missed it by a few seconds >> outside Eugene once. That same day, someone posted a photo of just such a >> feat in same spot. Devastated, I have moved on to other lofty goals. Three >> nuthatches or 5 shearwater in one photo (WA or OR only) are next, can >> anyone spoil those for me? The shearwater I imagine as a Flesh-footed >> flying through a large flock in fall and being able to find a Short-tailed >> in the background. The nuthatches I almost got once, just could not shoo >> them all on to the same branch. >> >> Bob Archer >> PDX >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Tweeters mailing list >> <Tweeters...> >> http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Tweeters mailing list > <Tweeters...> > http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters > >