Date: 6/27/18 11:14 am From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...> Subject: [obol] Great-tailed Grackle in Frenchglen
Sorry for the delayed report! Yesterday morning, while driving back home to Corvallis after a month-long birding job in the remote ranges of Central Nevada (absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!!!), I made a brief stop at Frenchglen and encountered a male Great-tailed Grackle. It was first in the grassy, park-like area across from the store and later flew into the trees behind the hotel, where it continued to make loud grackle noises - a very obvious bird! I will post photos on eBird at some point.
Other stops (Fields, HQ, etc.) produced nothing noteworthy. Apparently, the Blue Jay at HQ was blown out by a nasty hail storm about a week ago (according to the staff at the store).
Good to be back in Oregon!
-- __________________________ Hendrik G. Herlyn Corvallis, OR
*"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder*