Date: 7/2/18 7:57 am From: David Vick <or.naturalist...> Subject: Re: [COBOL] Whiskey Springs
Wow! I would have loved to have seen that action. I want you to know Tom that if I had stayed I would have definitely kept you between me and the bear! Athena certainly earns her keep.
On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 7:10 PM Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
> I birded Whiskey Springs this morning. David Vick had the 7-9 shift and I > had the 9-11:30 shift. He can add what he saw. I know from his comments > that there was definitely a turnover of birds. Things were very active > till 9:30am, then they slowed a bit. Things went from "frenetic" to > "active." Long about 11, things slowed. Bird activity was constant until > then. > > > > The "highlight" depending on one's viewpoint was a large male Black Bear > that came through at about 10:45. He was, I would guess, 300+ pounds and > had brown fur. He came from the road and was crashing through the branches > and went between the large firs and the Ponderosa Pine up towards the > spring. He paused, wondering (I assume) whether it was safe to go to the > spring. I made some noise and Athena barked 4 or 5 times and the bear > continued up the slope. That definitely got the adrenaline pumping. He > wasn't aggressive (typical of Black Bears) and seemed equally distressed by > our appearance as we were of his. Just a cautionary note if you go up > there, if you see one, talk loudly and let them know you are around. > > > > In non-mammalian news, here are the birds I saw: > > > > Rufous Hummingbird 3 > > Calliope Hummingbird 2 > > Williamson's Sapsucker 2 > > Northern Flicker 1 > > Dusky Flycatcher 1 > > Cassin's Vireo 4 > > Warbling Vireo 4 > > Steller's Jay 12 > > Common Raven 1 > > Mountain Chickadee 15 > > Red-breasted Nuthatch 8 > > Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 > > Hermit Thrush 5 > > American Robin 7 > > Nashville Warbler 1 > > MacGillivray's Warbler 3 > > Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 34 > > Black-throated Gray Warbler 8 > > Hermit Warbler 3 > > Chipping Sparrow 9 > > Fox Sparrow (Thick-billed) 8 > > Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 16 > > Green-tailed Towhee 1 > > Western Tanager 9 > > Purple Finch 7 > > Cassin's Finch 10 > > > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46923145 > > > > And in the immortal words of Sergeant Phil Esterhaus, "Let's Be careful > out there." > > > > Tom Crabtree, Bend > > > _______________________________________________ > COBOL mailing list > <COBOL...> > https://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/cobol > > To unsubscribe, send a message to: > <COBOL-request...> > with the word "unsubscribe" in the body. >