Date: 6/27/18 4:35 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [obol] ECAS Wednesday mostly Jefferson County, Grasslands, Gray Butte etc
Big thanks to Chuck Gates who led us around to great spots. And a big thanks to the great "pit team" who changed a tire. Maybe not in record time but what a display of teamwork!
We birded eastern Jefferson county today, Osborne Springs, brushy areas to the south of Haystack and on around toward Gray Butte, then across grasslands to Ramms Rd an toward Grizzly. We dipped into Crook county to check on breeding Tri-colored as we finished the day returning to Terrebonne. Thanks to Milt and Sally for ebirding. Thanks to Chuck for taking us to a real, bonafide Red-naped Sapsucker! Great morning studying birds of the juniper/sage and several of the group got good photos of the birds. If I missed some on the list, ebirders will send me corrections I hope. Next week, Riley Ranch trail.
Canada Goose Mallard Ruddy Duck California Quail Great Blue Heron Turkey Vulture Osprey Bald Eagle Northern Harrier - 1 male pestering a Red-tail repeatedly, fun to watch Red-tailed Hawk American Kestrel American Coot Killdeer Rock Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove Common Nighthawk White-throated Swift - over Crooked River as we entered Jeff co Red-naped Sapsucker - Grizzly Hairy Woodpecker - Grizzly Northern Flicker Western Wood-Pewee Gray Flycatcher - several around in Gray Butte section Dusky Flycatcher - 1 at least, " " Ash-throated Flycatcher Western Kingbird Loggerhead Shrike Black-billed Magpie American Crow - in Terrebonne Common Raven Horned Lark Tree Swallow Cliff Swallow Barn Swallow Mountain Chickadee House Wren Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 pair or more, carrying nesting material Mountain Bluebird American Robin Sage Thrasher European Starling Yellow Warbler - willows Grizzly Common Yellowthroat - willows, Grizzly Spotted Towhee Chipping Sparrow Brewer's Sparrow Vesper Sparrow Lark Sparrow Savannah Sparrow Song Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Black-headed Grosbeak - willows Grizzly Red-winged Blackbird Tricolored Blackbird - good nesting colony, Lone Pine rd Western Meadowlark Yellow-headed Blackbird - with Trikes Brewer's Blackbird Brown-headed Cowbird Bullock's Oriole Cassin's Finch - Grizzly area, near Lazy Z ranch House Finch Lesser Goldfinch House Sparrow Total number of species seen: 63 Birders today: Chuck Gates, Sally Hill, Milt Vine, Toni Morozumi, Mark Neudorfer, Mike Golden, Joel Tinsley, Tom Penpraze, Sherrie Pierce, Michael Thomas, and Judy Meredith.
Next week, walking the Riley Ranch trail, along the Deschutes river, maybe more walking than birds. 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...>