ECAS Wednesday spent today trying to relocate woodpeckers and a few other birds from the weekend festival. See a separate post for details on the GRAY CATBIRDs which are on private property.
First WP was a White-headed WP nesting amidst the crowds in the campground at Sisters City Park. We went next to Calliope Crossing and watched a couple of nest exchanges of the Red-breasted and ? Red-naped Sapsuckers. Some people thought they did see a RN so it is on the list. At Indian Ford we saw Downy WPs and near them, a nest with sapsuckers. Again, some saw both species. At Camp Sherman at Lake Creek Lodge, the Gray Catbird pair was quite visible and used various shrubs and perches along the creek. BIG thanks to the owners for allowing us to view the birds.
West of Cold Springs the Williamson's pair was active and we enjoyed bonus White-headed and Townsend's Solitaire. Headed on up toward Milli Burn and Whispering Pine where Lewis's Woodpeckers on the ridge were flycatching and at the turn to Scott's Pass, the Black-backed Woodpecker pair was very cooperative. A Hairy WP in the area was busy drumming and Wayne followed it to find a nest site cavity in a big Ponderosa snag nearby. The Sooty Grouse in the area did not materialize for us. Although one person heard a Pileated while there, and another heard it at Whispering Pines, most of us went without hearing or seeing it. Despite a bit of waiting at some nests, we had a great day, in beautiful central Oregon. Next week, Malheur, long day, early start, late return. Thanks to Bob Sizoo for ebirding today. This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net Mallard Turkey Vulture Osprey Red-tailed Hawk American Kestrel Killdeer Rock Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove Calliope Hummingbird Lewis' Woodpecker Williamson's Sapsucker Red-naped Sapsucker ---some birders Red-breasted Sapsucker Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker White-headed Woodpecker Black-backed Woodpecker Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker - disappointing that most of us had nothing Olive-sided Flycatcher Western Wood-Pewee Unidentified Empidonax Cassin's Vireo Gray Jay Steller's Jay Common Raven Tree Swallow Mountain Chickadee Red-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch Pygmy Nuthatch Brown Creeper House Wren Western Bluebird Townsend's Solitaire American Robin GRAY CATBIRDS - private property, see separate report Cedar Waxwing Yellow Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Hermit Warbler - singing, HETO prevalent in the area...... Common Yellowthroat Western Tanager Green-tailed Towhee - only heard a couple of times by some. Chipping Sparrow Fox Sparrow Song Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Black-headed Groscbeak Lazuli Bunting Brewer's Blackbird Brown-headed Cowbird Purple Finch - Calliope Crossing Cassin's Finch - Calliope Crossing and maybe along 1018 and elsewhere.... House Sparrow Total number of species seen: 56
Birders today: Brian White, Karl Goodwin, Jean Tuomi, Vickie Buck, Ginger Kafel, Peter Perry and Toni Morozumi, Kent Jacobs and Cyndy Wicker, David Sowards-Emmard, Candace Cobb, Wayne Bowers, Joel Tinsley, Lynda Paznokas, Sue Bertsch, Carolyn Rochelle, Clay Crofton, Steve Dyer, Sherrie Pierce, Mark Neudorfer, Bob Sizoo, Judy Meredith. Next week is a full day, a long day around Malheur NWR. Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...> POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>