Date: 1/29/18 4:52 pm
From: Brodie Cass Talbott <brodietlewis...>
Subject: [obol] Hmm.. Maybe not: Troutdale Harris'/Ruffed Grouse
Now that the exuberance of the afternoon has given way to the sobriety of
self-reflection, and I've listened to a bunch of different calls, I've come
to the more rational conclusion that perhaps it was a Ruffed Grouse and
perhaps it wasn't, and have downgraded it to spuh status. So by all means,
let me know if you find one there!

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 2:39 PM, Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>

> Hey Brodie,
> In the recording, I have a hard time hearing the vocalizations I believe
> you are referring to. Besides the Hairy Woodpecker calling loudly, I hear
> what kind of sounds like a Bewick's Wren. I'm assuming the volume is too
> low to pick up what you were hearing. Have you considered California Quail,
> which can be occasionally found in that general vicinty? It seems unlikely
> Ruffed Grouse would be in that area, but you never know. I've only had luck
> with them in higher elevations in Multnomah County and I am far from
> experienced with the species.
> Best,
> -Nick
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 2:15 PM Brodie Cass Talbott <
> <brodietlewis...> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> 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,
>> Brodie
>> Portland

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