Date: 5/28/18 3:26 pm From: Charles Gates <cgates326...> Subject: [obol] Great-tailed Grackle Crook County
When you live in the same county for a long time, new county birds don't happen all that often. I got a new Crook bird today thanks to Paul Sullivan. Paul emailed me this morning saying he had a GT Grackle at the Prineville Wetlands. My wife and I took off and she was the first to locate the bird not far from the parking area. Thanks to Paul for a new bird.
On a related note, Ron Halvorson reported a grackle from the wetlands last week but he didn't have his binoculars or slr camera so he snapped a cell phone pic of it. He was unsure if the bird was Great-tailed or Common Grackle. Upon reflection and comparison with today's bird, I think they are one in the same. So Ron gets credit for a county first. Congrats Ron.
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