We did some on foot birding today. First trip for Wednesdays to Riley Ranch. Half of us went on to Tumalo Reservoir where we finished with seeing Peter Low and hearing about 10 species of shorebirds he saw at Hatfield so 3 of us went there next. List below will note location for a "good" bird if it was only seen in one site. PS, for the list from last week, we will remove Vesper Sparrow but add Wilson's Warbler.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net Canada Goose Tundra Swan - cont 3 at Hatfield Gadwall - Mallard Cinnamon Teal Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Hooded Merganser - Tum Res Ruddy Duck Eared Grebe - 10, Hatfield Turkey Vulture Red-tailed Hawk American Kestrel Killdeer Greater Yellowlegs - 2 at Hatfield, poss also 1 Tum Res Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 at Hatfield Solitary Sandpiper - 1 at Hatfield Spotted Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper - 2 at Hatfield Western Sandpiper Least Sandpiper Short-billed Dowitcher - 1 at Hatfield, took long time to get good views Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove Anna's Hummingbird - good view Tum Res Downy Woodpecker - Tum Res Northern Flicker Olive-sided Flycatcher - Riley Ranch Western Wood-Pewee - Riley Ranch Unidentified Empidonax - very possible Willow, Tum Res Ash-throated Flycatcher - Tum Res Black-billed Magpie Common Raven Tree Swallow Violet-green Swallow Northern Rough-winged Swallow - river Riley Ranch Bank Swallow Mountain Chickadee Pygmy Nuthatch American Dipper - river Riley Ranch Townsend's Solitaire - pines along river Riley Ranch American Robin European Starling Spotted Towhee - adult and a young at Tum Res Song Sparrow Black-headed Grosbeak - lots along Western Meadowlark Yellow-headed Blackbird - 1 adult male, Hatfield Brewer's Blackbird House Finch Red Crossbill - Tum Res, using the big cottonwood! House Sparrow
Total number of species seen: 53 Birders today, new to Bend, Jim Burrows and Susan Chavez, and Joe Leeak. Rest of us, Kelly Hazen, Marion Davidson, Toni and Peter Morozumi, Mark Neudorfer, Mike Golden, Sue Bertsch, Howard Horvath, David Sowards-Emmerd, and Judy Meredith. Next week, the Sunriver area, a longer day probable. Cheers, 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...>