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.


It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Mark Twain

Chuck Gates
Prineville Bird Club
Powell Butte,
Central Oregon Oregon Birding Site Guide
Oregon County Checklists

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