Date: 5/1/18 4:01 pm From: Gonzalez, Mark <mgonzale...> Subject: [COBOL] crooked river park -- mini fallout
Took a lunch time walk through Crooked River Park and downstream around the Kids Fishing Pond in Prineville today. 46 species today with several first of years for me. Some highlights:
- Pair of Golden and Bald eagles soaring east of the park -- I'm wondering about a possible nesting site along the nearby basalt cliffs? - At least a dozen Red-tailed Hawks in a small kettle east of the park - 2 species of empids: - Gray Flycatcher 1 (FOY) - Dusky Flycatcher 3 (FOY) - Rufous Hummingbird 2 males (FOY) - 6 species of warblers (mostly in 2 trees -- one tree along the stormwater drainage ditch north side of ballfields and a tree along irrigation canal bordering golf course--sw side of Kids Fishing Pond). - Orange-crowned 4 - Nashville 2 (FOY) - Yellow 2 - Yellow-rumped 1 - Common Yellowthroat 1 - Wilson's 2 (FOY) - 6 species of sparrows (mostly around Kids Fishing Pond) - Fox Sparrow 1 - Spotted Towhee 1 - White-crowned Sparrow 25 - Golden-crowned Sparrow 1 (must have been more?) - Lincoln's 2 - Song 5
as reported in eBird last week by a couple of visiting birders from ID . In fact, I've never seen any of these species at Crooked River Park in the 4 years that I have birded this park regularly and consistently through rain, snow, sleet, and deadlines. Not saying they can't occur at this park, but a pretty remarkable day to see such diversity of rarities for this habitat and in this season. I guess I shouldn't have been teleworking in Bend last week.
-- Mark A. Gonzalez, PhD Riparian/Wetland Ecologist (Soils) National Riparian Service Team / National Operations Center Division of Resource Services Branch of Assessment and Monitoring Bureau of Land Management 3050 NE Third St Prineville, OR 97754 541-416-6705 (office) 541-233-3359 (mobile) <mgonzale...> (email)