Date: 6/25/18 5:22 am
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] More on today's Eastern Phoebe [in Wahkiakum County]
Great find Matt, and with just a phone it seems like good documentation.
Congrats.
I just thought I'd enter in on the access to the Center Road. While it is
true that the road goes all the way through, there is no public access at
the east or headquarters side. If you come from the west as you did , when
you get near the HQ side there is signage telling you no public access past
that point. Starting form the east end access (which is not obvious) would
be through the maintenance buildings yard which is fenced and gated. They
don't want people in the maintenance building yard (possibly insurance
driven? or just potential vandalism to equipment). A real downer for me as
I enjoyed the Center Road and Steamboat Slough Rd loop hike when I started
birding there in the '90s and then these maintenance building were built
and the loop cut off. By the way your find was much closer to the west end
anyway.

Russ Koppendrayer
Longview, WA

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 9:41 PM, Kevin Black <kevblack787...> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> Congrats on a great find Matt! I searched the Center Road Trail, walking
> .6 miles into the trail and back without finding the Eastern Phoebe.
>
> I also drove Brooks Slough Road and found two Black Phoebes near one of
> the levee gates. There was a nest in one of the gate’sthe eave, which could
> have been the Phoebes’ nest.
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Kevin Black
> Vancouver, WA
>
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 8:50 PM Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all-
>> A little more on the Eastern Phoebe today.
>> I didn’t realize you could access the Center Road Trail at JBH from more
>> than one place — I started from the west side [the entrance you reach when
>> coming in from Skamokawa, no the HQ side. I walked the trail ~4/10 of a
>> mile and the Phoebe was moving from fence posts to the isolated trees along
>> the trail side.
>>
>> After posting, I got my scope and digiscope attachment from my car with
>> hopes of getting better photos for the documentation — alas, no luck
>> relocating the bird in another hour of looking.
>> That trail covers a lot of open area with lots of fence line, so I’d bet
>> the Phoebe is still out there somewhere.
>>
>> With the caveat that these are all just handheld phone shots, here is a
>> link to a folder with a couple videos and photos — blow the photos up and
>> you can pretty much see the bird…. and one has a decent recording of
>> vocalizations —
>>
>> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b4pob3ad06h1hfi/AAAaSTeNOwTLkzw9TFYa3GQga?dl=0
>>
>> Hope the bird cooperates for others to get a look at — It vocalized only
>> for a short time — perhaps earlier in the day it would be more cooperative?
>>
>> Pending approval, this would be the 13th for the state - 3rd for Western
>> WA, and the first summer record west of the mountains [the two previous
>> westside records were both in December]. In contrast, nine of the ten
>> Eastern WA records fall between May 21 and July 3 — consistent with this
>> time particular bird.
>>
>> Matt Bartels
>> Seattle, WA
>>
>>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>> *From: *Matt Bartels <mattxyz...>
>> *Subject: **[Tweeters] Eastern phoebe at Julia butler Hanson NWr
>> wahkiakum co*
>> *Date: *June 24, 2018 at 11:22:51 AM PDT
>> *To: *<tweeters...>
>>
>> Hi all
>> I just stumbled across Eastern Phoebe at Julia Butler Hanson nwr— it is
>> about 0.4 miles out the center road trail— the seasonal trail only open in
>> summer. I think this link will give the approx location.
>>
>>
>> Dropped Pin
>> near Unnamed Road, Washington <https://goo.gl/maps/MyfPsVXJt1w>
>>
>> Matt Bartels
>> Seattle wa
>>
>>
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