Hilarious! We didn't see much after leaving the Harris's Sparrow spot. We sifted through a bunch of scaup flocks on the river and did not find any Tufted Ducks or other unexpected diving ducks. We found one big group of gulls east of the I-205 bridge that included several Westerns and two Glaucous-winged Gull X Herring Gull hybrids. Nothing so exciting as an avian Super Bowl party that is for sure.
From: <obol-bounce...> <obol-bounce...> on behalf of Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...>
Sent: Monday, February 5, 2018 3:44 AM
Subject: [obol] Troutdale Harris's Sparrow - maybe
After spending 6 hours watching the seed at the Harris’s Sparrow spot north of the Troutdale airport. I heard a little ruckus down in the blackberries. I tip-toed over and looked down at the noise.
Tucked in a sheltered nook in the berry patch was a couple couches, a small coffee table with a bowl of popcorn on it, and a tiny TV with the Superbowl on. There were fox, song, Lincoln, golden-crowned sparrows, and a towhee, partying. Being birds, they were rooting for the Eagles. I got a glimpse of one bird, sitting on the floor at the other end of the couch, a shy gal, half hidden. Might have been the Harris’s…