Date: 1/12/18 10:45 pm
From: John Sullivan <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender Oropendolas for DMARC)
Subject: [obol] Re: Lincoln Coast 1/12/18
Hello All,

Joshua Little and I had fleeting glimpses of a half dozen ANCIENT MURRELETS along with huge surf and spray at Boiler Bay first thing this morning, but not much else noteworthy there.

35 BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS were on the rocks south of the Depoe Bay Harbor.

As Bill Tice mentioned, we somehow missed the LAPLAND LONGSPUR on the Newport North Jetty on our first attempt. I'm sure we must have walked within feet of it. We met Bill and Rosie at Ona Beach where we did not see the Black-and-White Warbler. After seeing Bill's outstanding Longspur photos, we went back for another look and found it near the gate on the North Jetty, but not before dipping on the Alsea Bay Ruff while Bill and Rosie were looking at the Black-and-White Warbler at Ona Beach. Ugh!

The first winter GLAUCOUS GULL was below the Yaquina Bay Bridge on the north side mudflats late this afternoon.

Joshua can add anything I forgot.

John Sullivan
Springfield, OR


Subject: Lincoln Coast 1/12/17
Date: Fri Jan 12 2018 20:13 pm
From: ticebill7 AT gmail.com
My wife and I went over to Lincoln Co today in search of a few reported birds. We first went to the North Jetty Yaquina Bay to look for and photograph is possible, the Lapland Longspur which has been reported a couple times. While nearing the base of the jetty we spied a young Black-legged Kittiwake. I saw 2 birders near the base of the jetty and more or less assumed they were there for the same reason. As soon as we were on the base of the jetty my wife saw the longspur, which continued to be confiding and allowed many pics.


Pics here: http://variousoregonbirdingpik...


We next headed south to Ona Beach St Park where we ran into John Sullivan and Josh Little - all of us looking for the Black and White Warbler recently reported. After comparing notes, we understood they were the 2 birders at the jetty, but they did not see the longspur. Not having success with the warbler at the park itself, they left to Waldport to look for the ruff, but we remained planning on going up on the estate hill just north of One Beach SP hoping to find a white-winged crossbill. On our way there we did find the Black and White Warbler just south of the road into the estates on the hill. As there were no no trespassing signs to the dirt road angling SE, we took that to get on the rear side of the forest where we saw the warbler. It was with a flock of kinglets, chickadees, juncos, siskins, a creeper and yellow-rump. These were all heading south more or less back to the boat launch area/St Park.


We walked around the hilltop/estates where were saw and heard some red-crossbills and other birds. We had texted Josh and by the time we got back to the St Park, where they had returned looking for the bird. They did not find the ruff on the north side of Alsea Bay, so after lunch at a roadside, my wife and I headed to Eckman Lake where we did not find the ruff in that area.
If Josh and John saw the warbler or anything else of interest, they may post.


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Bill Tice
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"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." George Harrison

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