Date: 6/13/18 1:12 pm
From: Dennis Arendt <dennisarendt...>
Subject: [obol] Mt. Pisgah Gnatcatchers
The Eugene Wednesday birders went to the east side of Mt. Pisgah. We found
the nest of a pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers near the ceanothus area. The
gnatcatchers were actively testing the size and contours of the nest
without any indications of eggs in the nest. The entire list follows.



Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Red-tailed Hawk

Rock Pigeon – on the way home

Band-tailed Pigeon – flying near the trail entrance

Eurasian Collared-Dove – on the farm buildings

Mourning Dove

Anna's Hummingbird – several seen and heard

Rufous Hummingbird – one male chasing an Anna’s

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Western Wood-Pewee – very common and vocal

Western Kingbird – two or four building nests in electric poles

Warbling Vireo

Steller's Jay

California Scrub-Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bewick's Wren – several singing

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – a pair and their nest

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-breasted Chat – three vocalizing

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting – several and vocal

Bullock's Oriole

Red-winged Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Purple Finch

Lesser Goldfinch

American Goldfinch



Steve and Judy Franzen, Kit Larsen, Tom Cable, Scott McNeeley, Sylvia
Maulding, Cindy Armstrong and Dennis Arendt

 
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