Date: 4/20/18 7:11 pm From: Jan Rising <janrising36...> Subject: [COBOL] Old Mill sponsored bird trip lead by ECAS
Today, ECAS volunteers Marilyn Bertran and Jan Rising, led an Old Mill sponsored bird walk along the Deschutes River at The Old Mill shopping area.
We had a large group of 22 interested birders, which actually outnumbers the number of species we saw today.
The highlight was watching 2 Osprey court and mate on the nesting platform near the white water rapids park. A person who lives along the river upstream from the frog pond, said the nest blew down last night but the birds were active today with their interest in rebuilding it. I believe that nesting platform has not been used for the past several years.
Total numbers of species seen today was small as well as the number of different species seen.
Osprey Canada Goose (one of the pairs had 4 goslings) Mallard Bufflehead Gadwall American Coot Red-winged Blackbird Brewer's Blackbird Tree Swallow Violet-green Swallow Song Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow House Sparrow Ruby-crowned Kinglet Feral Pigeon California Scrub Jay Northern Flicker Killdeer Turkey Vulture