Date: 6/27/18 12:49 pm
From: Dennis Arendt <dennisarendt...>
Subject: [obol] Eugene birders
The Eugene Wednesday birders went into the north end of Mt. Pisgah this
morning. The birds were noisy and many were uncooperative. Orioles,
tanagers, wrentits stayed out of sight for most of the group. We had many
“what’s that” birds, as they flew quickly overhead. Three Red-breasted
Sapsuckers chased each other around a tree, pausing briefly to drill a few
holes and then taking up the chase again. A Great Horned Owl flew away
leaving a large horizontal branch bobbing up and down. It was relocated. The
entire list follows.

California Quail

Great Blue Heron

Green Heron – two flying from the river

Turkey Vulture

Osprey – a group of 5

Killdeer – heard near the river

Eurasian Collared-Dove – heard

Mourning Dove – a few

Great Horned Owl

Anna's Hummingbird

Red-breasted Sapsucker – three

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel

Western Wood-Pewee – several

Warbling Vireo – heard

California Scrub-Jay

American Crow

Violet-green Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Bewick's Wren

Wrentit – heard briefly

Swainson's Thrush – heard constantly but not seen

American Robin

European Starling

Common Yellowthroat

Song Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Western Tanager – heard from the conifers

Black-headed Grosbeak – several singing and seen

Lazuli Bunting – one male singing

Bullock's Oriole – not easily seen in dense cottonwood

Brown-headed Cowbird – flying about

Lesser Goldfinch – a few

American Goldfinch – several

Steve Dignam, Sylvia Maulding, Steve and Judy Franzen, Kit Larsen, Randy
Sinnott, Sarah Vasconcellos, Tom Cable, Pamela Carpenter, Scott McNeeley
and Dennis Arendt

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