Date: 3/2/18 11:23 pm From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...> Subject: [obol] Re: Trumpeter Swans in Linn Co.
A rather impressive flock of Trumpeters (at least for Benton Co.) was hanging out with Tundra Swans on Cabell Marsh at Finley NWR this winter. I saw them regularly throughout January and early February, and my high count was 24 (although there may have been more).
Not too many years ago, Trumpeters used to be pretty hard to find in the county. It is fun to see (and hear) them more regularly now.
On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 10:32 PM, Deanna Emig <qhjumper...> wrote:
> I have seen Trumpeter Swans in all 5 of my survey counties this winter > (Benton, Linn, Lane, Polk, and Marion). The highest count was 15 in the > Airlie area. > > Deanna Emig > Albany > > > > Subject: [obol] Re: Trumpeter Swans in Linn Co. > From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...> > Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:42:42 -0800 > > In addition to Deanna's reports earlier this winter, small numbers of > Trumpeter Swans have been found in sw. Linn Co. and in a few other > non-traditional locations in the mid-Willamette valley (Finley, Ankeny > etc.) for the past several years. > This coincides with a depletion of numbers in the Airlie (s. Polk > County) wintering flock, for which the highest reliable count this > winter (not counting my effort to ID them well out of range of my > binoculars back in November) was only about 7 birds. > > The total number of Trumpeters wintering in the valley south of Portland > seems to be down by at least half, and probably closer to 75%, from > 10-15 years ago when flocks of 40+ were routine in the Airlie area. > > Joel > > On Fri, 2018-03-02 at 01:06 -0500, <obol...> wrote: > > > Subject: [obol] Re: Bewick's Swans in Linn County > > From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...> > > Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 19:15:42 -0800 > > > > * > > > > Deanna Emig found four Trumpeters a month ago, separate from any > > Tundras, and well to the west--between Peoria Rd and the Willamette. > > That's relatively close to Finley. Lars > > On Mar 1, 2018, at 6:45 PM, David Irons wrote: > > > > > The Trumpeters are perhaps more newsworthy than the Bewicks. I have > > poured through a lot of Linn Co. swans over the years and never found > > Trumpeters in those flocks. > > > > > > Dave Irons > > > Beaverton, OR > > > > > > Sent from my iPhone > > > > > >> On Mar 1, 2018, at 6:27 PM, Christopher Hinkle > > <christopher.hinkle2...> wrote: > > >> > > >> One immature and one adult continuing with hundreds of swans along > > Crook Drive (Linn County) this evening. I also picked out at least two > > Trumpeter Swans. Ebird dot is plotted in the exact location - they > > were right next to the road. > > >> > > >> Cheers, > > >> > > >> Chris Hinkle > > > -- > "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall > mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary and they > shall walk and not faint." ~Isaiah 40:31 KJV > > > <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=icon> Virus-free. > www.avast.com > <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=link> > <#m_5918337159644600667_DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2> >
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