Date: 1/12/18 12:55 pm
From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: ebird throws out the baby with the bath water...
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As Joel has pointed out there is a growing history of GGOW in these mixed oak
woods. Who ever looked? When on that hill in May I heard hooting Sooty Grouse.
This is probably inside the city limits of Corvallis. The structure of the habitat may
be the secret--some very open meadow near good cover.
On Jan 12, 2018, at 11:24 AM, Joel Geier wrote:

> Dave & All,
>
> Great Gray Owl is not necessarily "very out of place" in this location. This is the second report in 4 years, as I noted in another message that passed this one in the wires.
>
> The habitat in this neighborhood is very similar to a couple of locations in Douglas Co. and Lane Co. where this species has been found during nesting season (confirmed as nesting in the case of Lane Co.).
>
> The phenomenon of GGOWs nesting in oak-madrone woodlands with mixed conifers at lower elevations west of the Pacific Crest was documented in northern California about a decade ago, and since then in several places in Oregon. I'm sure Harry Fuller will have more information on this topic.
>
> I've suggested to local birders that this should be regarded as a potential nesting situation, and observations should be conveyed (discretely) to people who are involved in monitoring oak habitat restoration on the adjoining county property.
>
> Joel
>
> On Fri, 2018-01-12 at 19:08 +0000, David Irons wrote:
>> Unless there is some other mystery bird in Corvallis, the bird in question was a very out of place Great Gay Owl. I learned of it via Facebook postings.
>>
>>
>> Had the bird been a Pine Warbler I suspect its presence would have been more widely broadcast.
>>
>>
>> Dave Irons
>
>
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>


 
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