Date: 1/29/18 2:15 pm
From: Brodie Cass Talbott <brodietlewis...>
Subject: [obol] Troutdale Harris'/Ruffed Grouse

The Company Lake Harris's Sparrow was present again today around noon.

Another bird of note was a calling Ruffed Grouse in the woods less than 10
meters from the Sparrow feeding station. The call was what is described in
the Sibley app as the female alarm call. It started very rapid fire, as
I've heard before on Mt. Hood, then slowed to sporadic notes. Only then,
and in between the planes landing at the airport, was I able to get a
recording. Feel free to let me know if you hear something different:

Looking at the ebird maps, it appears they're reasonably common along the
Sandy River area, and there's one record on the other side of the Sandy
from Company Lake, but this appears to be as far West as they have made it
towards Portland's east metro area.

There's still a good amount of seed on the ground, so someone may be able
to get a view of it if there's a decent break in the dogs.

Good birding,

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