Date: 7/1/18 11:16 am
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Ochoco Mtns: Buffleheads at historic nesting site (Crook), Spotted Towhee and Orange-crowned Warbler at Aspen Springs (Wheeler)
There are at least two broods of Bufflehead chicks present now on the
Redmond Sewer Ponds.

> At Peterson Creek Reservoir on the NE edge of Big Summit Prairie, Martha
> spotted two ducks which turned out to be female (or immature?)
> BUFFLEHEADS. This was interesting because in May of 2001 I watched the
> female of a pair fly into a cavity in an old dead snag at this same
> spot. At the time, this was one of the strongest indications of
> Buffleheads nesting in Oregon, outside of the Cascades. That snag is no
> longer standing but perhaps Buffleheads are still using this site.
> Good birding,
> Joel

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Mark Twain

Chuck Gates
Prineville Bird Club
Powell Butte,
Central Oregon Oregon Birding Site Guide
Oregon County Checklists

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