Date: 5/2/18 2:35 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday, Birding Bend to Millican Valley
Yes we had Greater Sage Grouse this morning, 4 males and a female. We viewed from a distance, at the stop/stake spot. Birds flew off early so we were able to drive out and get the car heater going. It was 19 degrees for a couple of hours out there, brrr. Bird seen many times and usually singing was Sage Thrasher, so many of them once the sun hit the perches. Surprise of the day was a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL at the little stock pond overflow area on Camp Creek. NO Vesper Sparrows today was the other surprise today, but quite a few singing Brewer's. A single Green-tailed Towhee sat for us on Pine Mtn Road, and Gray flycatchers were seen and heard in several locations. List below. REMEMBER everyone, we move our starting to 7 a.m. as of next week. And contact me if you missed today and still want to go out early, as you might have one more chance to go in a group for the grouse.
Mallard Blue-winged Teal - pair on Camp Creek .5 miles from Hwy 20 Greater Sage Grouse - 5 birds Turkey Vulture Osprey, along Hwy 20 Red-tailed Hawk Ferruginous Hawk - 1 near Brothers American Kestrel Killdeer - pair at Brothers rest stop Rock Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove Unidentified Sapsucker - drumming in pines, could not find it. Prob Williamson's Northern Flicker Gray Flycatcher Unidentified Empidonax Loggerhead Shrike Western Scrub-Jay - east edge of Bend Pinyon Jay - heard and saw loose flocks and singles in 2 locations Clark's Nutcracker - Dry Canyon overlook Black-billed Magpie Common Raven Horned Lark Tree Swallow Violet-green Swallow - Dry Canyon Mountain Chickadee Red-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch Pygmy Nuthatch Brown Creeper Mountain Bluebird Townsend's Solitaire American Robin Sage Thrasher European Starling Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1 only, Brothers, rest stop Green-tailed Towhee Brewer's Sparrow Sagebrush Sparrow - 2 birds, brief looks only Savannah Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow - adults here and there in the sage Western Meadowlark Brewer's Blackbird Brown-headed Cowbird Cassin's Finch Red Crossbill - likely the flock that was a fly by along Pine Mtn.
Total number of species seen: 45 Birders today: Debra Lumbert ( please contact me), Candace Cobb, Howard Horvath and Judy Meredith. Some others had contacted me about going today but we had to leave on time due to sensitive birds, and may have missed you, sorry. Judy, <jmeredit...> _______________________________________________ COBOL mailing list <COBOL...> https://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/cobol
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