Date: 7/4/18 10:30 pm
From: Ed Murphy/Donna Taggart <thetmfamily...>
Subject: [obol] Re: obol Digest V7 #200
Hello, all.
My family was at Ona Beach today. I am a casual birder, but confident in my
identifications today. I saw two not-unexpected birds doing a very
unexpected thing. First, an osprey, hovering out over the breakers, maybe
10-15 yards out. It repeatedly plunged between the breakers, and came up
empty until it's 5th time. With it's catch, it flew inland (towards Beaver
Creek) which is on the other side of the highway. The second bird was a
kingfisher, doing the same thing, but it only dove twice, and caught
nothing. The kingfisher also flew away inland, sounding it's distinctive
call. Is these behaviors usual?

Ed Murphy

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 10:06 PM, <obol...> wrote:

> obol Digest Wednesday, July 04 2018 Volume: 07 Issue: 200
>
> In This Issue:
> #1: From: Courtney Kelly Jett <ckjannabirds...>
> Subject: [obol] Elk Lake BBS (Deschutes Co.), thanks to
> Jake Schas
> #2: From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: When do I start my BBS?
> #3: From: Nagi Aboulenein <nagi.aboulenein...>
> Subject: [obol] Beaver Creek Gray Catbird - yes
> #4: From: Tim Shelmerdine <tim.spanish.guide...>
> Subject: [obol] Timber BBS
> #5: From: Courtney Kelly Jett <ckjannabirds...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Elk Lake BBS (Deschutes Co.), thanks
> to Jake Scha
> #6: From: Barbara Combs <bcombs232...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: When do I start my BBS?
> #7: From: "B. Newhouse" <newhouse...>
> Subject: [obol] Rough-legged Hawk - I-5 at Brooks-Gervais
> exit Monday
> #8: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Subject: [obol] Timber BBS, Highlights
> #9: From: <jmeredit...>
> Subject: [obol] Deschutes county - Riley Ranch Nature
> Reserve, Tumalo
> #10: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Subject: [obol] Timber BBS
> #11: From: "John Sullivan" <dmarc-noreply...>
> (Redacted sender "oropendolas" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] Fern Ridge- Pacific Golden Plover
> #12: From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
> Subject: [obol] Corvallis (Witham Hill) Nighthawk
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Msg: #1 in digest
> From: Courtney Kelly Jett <ckjannabirds...>
> Subject: [obol] Elk Lake BBS (Deschutes Co.), thanks to Jake Schas
> Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2018 22:29:21 -0700
>
> Monday, July 2, 2018,
> successfully completed the Elk Lake Breeding Bird Survey
> — with Jake Schas as assistant — Jake driving route and filling out all
> paperwork for me, and made oatmeal cookies with fruit bits, yay! thanks!
> Thanks so much Jake, for volunteering to help me out to run this route, I
> couldn’t (and wouldn’t) have done it without you.
>
> Hope the “silly mouse” didn’t drive you nuts !!
> Mouse squeaking, all our BBS, commenting upon our good working together,
> (silent only, if I held it by its tail), ate through Jake’s cookie bag!
>
> *
>
> Looking forward to my final 2018 BBS commitment, Davis Lake BBS, at end of
> week with Tim Shelmerdine, will be our first time meeting, thank you for
> helping me! (Also thank you to Evan, who also offered :-) )
>
> May we all continue to enjoy birds this summer,
> and good birding companionship,
> Courtney Jett, Bend
>
>
> ******************************
> eBird Checklist Summary for: Jul 2, 2018
> Elk Lake BBS route—stops 1-50 (Rd 470, Cascade Lakes Hwy, Rd 40) [with
> 2010 modifications, stops 1-5]
> — route completed in 5 hr 24 min., beginning 4:54am.
> (We didn’t do a scouting trip. Some confusion start of route because spots
> 1-5 were rerouted in 2010.)
> “0” mostly sunny clear sky, 47-67-degrees F, with winds 1-3.
> Last 15 stops sometimes hearing more winds than birds.
> Only a few mosquitos. No snow.
>
> The Elk Lake BBS route tours from north shore of Elk Lake, south to Crane
> Prairie Reservoir along Cascade Lakes Highway, then east towards Sunriver,
> in Deschutes Co.
>
> Number of Species: 47
>
> 1 Sooty Grouse --
> 2 Pied-billed Grebe --
> 2 Great Blue Heron --
> 3 Turkey Vulture --
> 1 Bald Eagle --
> 1 Spotted Sandpiper --
> 2 Common Nighthawk --
> 1 hummingbird sp. --
> 3 sapsucker sp. --
> 14 Hairy Woodpecker --
> 1 Black-backed Woodpecker --
> 16 Northern Flicker --
> 20 Olive-sided Flycatcher --
> 26 Western Wood-Pewee --
> 2 Willow Flycatcher --
> 1 Hammond's Flycatcher --
> 4 Dusky Flycatcher --
> 2 Hammond's/Dusky Flycatcher --
> 4 Empidonax sp. --
> 1 flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.) --
> 4 Gray Jay --
> 8 Steller's Jay --
> 2 Clark's Nutcracker --
> 16 Common Raven --
> 13 Tree Swallow --
> 126 Mountain Chickadee -- fledglings heard
> 62 Red-breasted Nuthatch --
> 1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West) --
> 2 Pygmy Nuthatch --
> 5 Brown Creeper --
> 11 Golden-crowned Kinglet --
> 6 Mountain Bluebird --
> 1 Townsend's Solitaire --
> 44 Hermit Thrush --
> 25 American Robin --
> 1 Varied Thrush --
> 2 Common Yellowthroat --
> 161 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- all seen, Audubon’s
> 1 Black-throated Gray/Townsend's Warbler -- prob BTGW song?
> 1 Townsend's/Hermit Warbler --
> 25 Chipping Sparrow --
> 85 Dark-eyed Junco --
> 3 Green-tailed Towhee --
> 10 sparrow sp. -- mostly “chuncos”
> 27 Western Tanager --
> 1 Red-winged Blackbird --
> 1 Brown-headed Cowbird --
> 13 Brewer's Blackbird --
> 3 Evening Grosbeak --
> 3 Cassin's Finch --
> 1 Purple/Cassin's Finch --
> 5 Red Crossbill --
> 13 Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) --
> 15 Pine Siskin --
> 5 finch sp. -- mostly “caskins”
> 62 passerine sp. --
>
> This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
> Note: these numbers are Courtney’s eBird reports tallied, and include some
> encounters between 3-min. counts;
> these are NOT official BBS counts.
>
> Courtney Kelly Jett, Bend Oregon
> Sent from a phone that is all brevity, no wit
> Sent from a phone low on wits, high on bits
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #2 in digest
> From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: When do I start my BBS?
> Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2018 23:12:58 -0700
>
> The time is supposed to be a half hour before sunrise. My route for
> Summit Prairie, east of Prineville, is at 04:46. Of course it doesn’t
> matter if you run it June 1 or July 1, the time is still 4:46.
>
>
> Tom Crabtree, Bend
>
>
>
> From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On
> Behalf Of Joel Geier
> Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:06 PM
> To: Lars Norgren
> Cc: Oregon Birders OnLine
> Subject: [obol] When do I start my BBS?
>
>
>
> Lars & All,
>
> My eastern Oregon counts start at 04:42 but my western Oregon counts start
> between 04:54 (Santiam) and 05:02 (Umpqua).
>
> Your longitude lines up closer to my Umpqua route starting point. So I'd
> suggest sleeping in for a few more minutes, and starting at 5 am sharp.
>
> Joel
>
>
>
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #3 in digest
> From: Nagi Aboulenein <nagi.aboulenein...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 06:57:21 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Beaver Creek Gray Catbird - yes
>
> Found at (44.5206758,-124.0673942) at 6:45a on fir tree across road from
> concrete block on north side of road.
> Photos later.
>
> Nagi & Taghrid
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #4 in digest
> From: Tim Shelmerdine <tim.spanish.guide...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 07:09:32 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Timber BBS
>
> According to a past cover I have (I ran it up through last year), it states
> the state time for the Timber BBS is 04:54.
> Tim
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #5 in digest
> From: Courtney Kelly Jett <ckjannabirds...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 07:51:48 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Elk Lake BBS (Deschutes Co.), thanks to Jake Schas
>
> & Tom Lawler, Listserve Moderator,
> I wish I could stop receiving these emails from you !!
> My post was a list of birds we saw, 2 days ago!
>
> How can you tell me it is inappropriate for the birding listserve and has
> nothing to do with birds and doesn’t mention birds?!!!
>
> I posted our bird list and thanked Jake for helping me.
>
> I did nothing inappropriate.
>
> If the rest of our birding community doesn’t want me to post anymore onto
> listserves, I am open to accepting a group consensus.
>
> Otherwise, I don’t understand how you can be our listserve Moderator and
> send me emails like this —
> & every time I post !
>
> Courtney Kelly Jett, Bend Oregon
> Sent from a phone that is all brevity, no wit
> Sent from a phone low on wits, high on bits
>
> > On Jul 4, 2018, at 7:40 AM, Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Courtney,
> >
> > I wish I could stop these emails to you about inappropriate posts to
> COBOL. Your post has nothing to do with recent bird sightings. In fact it
> does not specifically mention any bird. It gushes over Jake Schas, talks
> about mice, and mentions another survey you are doing. Please review the
> COBOL list guidelines (that follow) and attempt to tailor your posts to
> those guidelines.
> >
> >
> >
> > Central Oregon Birders Online is a site to report interesting birds that
> you are observing in the Central Oregon region (typically Crook, Deschutes
> and Jefferson counties, but surrounding counties are welcome as well).
> Resident Central Oregon birders are also welcome to post their interesting
> birding adventures in other Oregon Counties when it relates to a sponsored
> event. This could be a Birding Blitz, raptor survey, ECAS trip and so on.
> To see other regional Oregon listserves visit: http://www.orbirds.org/
> obolguidelines.html
> >
> > What should be posted on COBOL? Your bird related recent observations of
> common, uncommon or rare birds in the area. Other subscribers want to know
> what is being seen in the area; no bird species is too common. Useful tips
> on identification of bird species is also OK. Please sign your name to your
> posting so we know who you are. Your email address might give no indication
> to your real name!
> >
> > If you have photographs or recordings to share, please post a link to
> those files on another website rather than post directly to COBOL. Messages
> have a size limit and some subscribers are on slow connections. Large
> posts with photos slow down their receiving COBOL messages (and will also
> get you a warning from the moderator).
> >
> > Bird viewing related field trips and meetings are also OK to post to
> COBOL, but please AVOID commercial-based promotions. If you want to post
> something about a commercial-based event please ask the moderator if it is
> appropriate It is appropriate to post information about the Dean Hale
> Woodpecker Festival and other birding festivals taking place in the state
> of Oregon, capture/release of injured birds and so on.
> >
> > COBOL is for listing bird sightings, not a soapbox to voice your views
> on cats, conservation, global climate change, religion, politics, political
> situations and militia takeovers. There are much better sites online for
> those topics.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Tom
> >
> > COBOL Administrator
> >
> > Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know
> we'll soon be in trouble - Roger Tory Peterson
> >
> >> On Jul 3, 2018, at 10:29 PM, Courtney Kelly Jett <
> <ckjannabirds...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Monday, July 2, 2018,
> >> successfully completed the Elk Lake Breeding Bird Survey
> >> — with Jake Schas as assistant — Jake driving route and filling out all
> paperwork for me, and made oatmeal cookies with fruit bits, yay! thanks!
> >>
> >> Thanks so much Jake, for volunteering to help me out to run this route,
> I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) have done it without you.
> >>
> >> Hope the “silly mouse” didn’t drive you nuts !!
> >> Mouse squeaking, all our BBS, commenting upon our good working
> together, (silent only, if I held it by its tail), ate through Jake’s
> cookie bag!
> >>
> >> *
> >>
> >> Looking forward to my final 2018 BBS commitment, Davis Lake BBS, at end
> of week with Tim Shelmerdine, will be our first time meeting, thank you for
> helping me! (Also thank you to Evan, who also offered :-) )
> >>
> >> May we all continue to enjoy birds this summer,
> >> and good birding companionship,
> >> Courtney Jett, Bend
> >>
> >>
> >> ******************************
> >> eBird Checklist Summary for: Jul 2, 2018
> >> Elk Lake BBS route—stops 1-50 (Rd 470, Cascade Lakes Hwy, Rd 40) [with
> 2010 modifications, stops 1-5]
> >> — route completed in 5 hr 24 min., beginning 4:54am.
> >> (We didn’t do a scouting trip. Some confusion start of route because
> spots 1-5 were rerouted in 2010.)
> >> “0” mostly sunny clear sky, 47-67-degrees F, with winds 1-3.
> >> Last 15 stops sometimes hearing more winds than birds.
> >> Only a few mosquitos. No snow.
> >>
> >> The Elk Lake BBS route tours from north shore of Elk Lake, south to
> Crane Prairie Reservoir along Cascade Lakes Highway, then east towards
> Sunriver,
> >> in Deschutes Co.
> >>
> >> Number of Species: 47
> >>
> >> 1 Sooty Grouse --
> >> 2 Pied-billed Grebe --
> >> 2 Great Blue Heron --
> >> 3 Turkey Vulture --
> >> 1 Bald Eagle --
> >> 1 Spotted Sandpiper --
> >> 2 Common Nighthawk --
> >> 1 hummingbird sp. --
> >> 3 sapsucker sp. --
> >> 14 Hairy Woodpecker --
> >> 1 Black-backed Woodpecker --
> >> 16 Northern Flicker --
> >> 20 Olive-sided Flycatcher --
> >> 26 Western Wood-Pewee --
> >> 2 Willow Flycatcher --
> >> 1 Hammond's Flycatcher --
> >> 4 Dusky Flycatcher --
> >> 2 Hammond's/Dusky Flycatcher --
> >> 4 Empidonax sp. --
> >> 1 flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.) --
> >> 4 Gray Jay --
> >> 8 Steller's Jay --
> >> 2 Clark's Nutcracker --
> >> 16 Common Raven --
> >> 13 Tree Swallow --
> >> 126 Mountain Chickadee -- fledglings heard
> >> 62 Red-breasted Nuthatch --
> >> 1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West) --
> >> 2 Pygmy Nuthatch --
> >> 5 Brown Creeper --
> >> 11 Golden-crowned Kinglet --
> >> 6 Mountain Bluebird --
> >> 1 Townsend's Solitaire --
> >> 44 Hermit Thrush --
> >> 25 American Robin --
> >> 1 Varied Thrush --
> >> 2 Common Yellowthroat --
> >> 161 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- all seen, Audubon’s
> >> 1 Black-throated Gray/Townsend's Warbler -- prob BTGW song?
> >> 1 Townsend's/Hermit Warbler --
> >> 25 Chipping Sparrow --
> >> 85 Dark-eyed Junco --
> >> 3 Green-tailed Towhee --
> >> 10 sparrow sp. -- mostly “chuncos”
> >> 27 Western Tanager --
> >> 1 Red-winged Blackbird --
> >> 1 Brown-headed Cowbird --
> >> 13 Brewer's Blackbird --
> >> 3 Evening Grosbeak --
> >> 3 Cassin's Finch --
> >> 1 Purple/Cassin's Finch --
> >> 5 Red Crossbill --
> >> 13 Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) --
> >> 15 Pine Siskin --
> >> 5 finch sp. -- mostly “caskins”
> >> 62 passerine sp. --
> >>
> >> This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
> >> Note: these numbers are Courtney’s eBird reports tallied, and include
> some encounters between 3-min. counts;
> >> these are NOT official BBS counts.
> >>
> >> Courtney Kelly Jett, Bend Oregon
> >> Sent from a phone that is all brevity, no wit
> >> Sent from a phone low on wits, high on bits
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #6 in digest
> From: Barbara Combs <bcombs232...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 08:04:58 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: When do I start my BBS?
>
> The BBS website has start times. It’s 0454 for the Timber survey, which I
> shared with Lars yesterday.
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 11:13 PM Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
>
> > The time is supposed to be a half hour before sunrise. My route for
> > Summit Prairie, east of Prineville, is at 04:46. Of course it doesn’t
> > matter if you run it June 1 or July 1, the time is still 4:46.
> >
> >
> >
> > Tom Crabtree, Bend
> >
> >
> >
> > *From:* <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] *On
> > Behalf Of *Joel Geier
> > *Sent:* Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:06 PM
> > *To:* Lars Norgren
> > *Cc:* Oregon Birders OnLine
> > *Subject:* [obol] When do I start my BBS?
> >
> >
> >
> > Lars & All,
> >
> > My eastern Oregon counts start at 04:42 but my western Oregon counts
> start
> > between 04:54 (Santiam) and 05:02 (Umpqua).
> >
> > Your longitude lines up closer to my Umpqua route starting point. So I'd
> > suggest sleeping in for a few more minutes, and starting at 5 am sharp.
> >
> > Joel
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Joel Geier
> >
> > Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Barbara Combs obie '70
> Lane County, OR
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #7 in digest
> Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 11:03:21 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Rough-legged Hawk - I-5 at Brooks-Gervais exit Monday
> From: "B. Newhouse" <newhouse...>
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #8 in digest
> From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 11:56:47 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Timber BBS, Highlights
>
> David Lantz and I completed the Timber BBS in 4hrs and 19minutes. The
> current route is not the original,which still appears on line,on a map
> without Hagg Lake. I was most impressed by 2 Varied Thrushes singing at
> stop number 21,the jct of Timber Hwy and Wilson River(6)Hwy in Glenwood.
> This is hands down the lowest point of the 25 mile,50 stop route. At mile 7
> of Beaver Dam Road(7 miles from pavement,Wilson river summit)there was a
> mother Sooty Grouse with one partly Downey young. A Male was hooting to the
> west . Stop 48,45.56667748N. -123.38961237. The "7"is prominent on a lone
> noble fire on the south shoulder. Grouse and quail focus on road shoulders
> at this season. There were Gray Jays at both stop 35(45.61448154N,
> -123.37750238) and stop41(45.60014098, -123.36887599). The final stop is
> 734m above sea level, a stunning view thanks to a new clear cut. No Varied
> Thrush or Hermit Thrush any place on top. The present route leaves Hwy 6 at
> the summit then follows the contour for 8 miles. I'd recommend it for
> birding right now, with the humongous caveat that much OHV use and target
> practice occurs along the 1st portion of said route. Once deep in the peace
> and solitude we found the birds much subdued by an approaching front. The
> wind was Beaufort 5 when we finished, and the sky quite dark. Only 3-5 spp
> detected per stop on the final 13 points, although I am sure 15 were
> present at at each.
> A Great Blue Heron was interesting, seen on the wing at stop 47. Tim
> Shelmardine saw one in the vicinity a few years ago. There are various tiny
> wetlands up there along the summit ridge. They are a distinct rarity ,and
> where the rainfall exceeds 100 inches annually. Lars
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #9 in digest
> Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 17:37:54 -0700
> From: <jmeredit...>
> Subject: [obol] Deschutes county - Riley Ranch Nature Reserve, Tumalo Res,
> and
>
> 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...>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #10 in digest
> From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 18:46:19 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Timber BBS
>
> We finished with 44 species, which I imagine is average. My home is 3 miles
> east of stop 15, situated in very similar habitat. The yard list stands at
> 90 after 25 years of fairly steady observation. I can't think of any
> egregious misses today. Purple Martin and Common Nighthawk were sort of
> bonus species. What are the most abundant breeding species on the east
> slope of the Coast Range? The following species were those detected at 10
> or more stops, number of stops on left, total individuals on right.
> 29 Swainson's Thrush. 73
> 28 Robin. 52
> 26 Pacific Slope Flycatcher 38
> 22 Wilson's Warbler. 32
> 20 Evening Grosbeak. 28
> 18 Warbling Vireo. 28
> 18 Western Tanager. 23
> 15 Pacific Wren. 22
> 14 Hermit Warbler. 19
> 11 Chestnut-backed Chickadee 16
> 10 Raven. 12
> So there's the most detectable species. Only 5 stops had Junco, but I
> suspect they were present at all 50. Is it getting late in their nesting
> season, so they've stopped singing? I don't know. I swear I've seen
> fledglings on the valley floor in July many times. Golden-crowned Kinglets
> were only detected at 2 stops. They are hard to hear, and fully a quarter
> of the route was on Hwy 6 with abysmal traffic noise. Ravens were probably
> nearly a complete count. Their calls carry far and they spend the early
> hours patrolling pavement for roadkill and litter. Chestnut backed
> Chickadees seem under represented for such woods. As with kinglets, the
> faint nature of their voices is a factor. There were many more Evening
> Grosbeaks than counted. I never saw one, and often counted one when more
> were probably there. Crossbill is arguably a miss. I heard a Douglas
> squirrel along Hwy 6, a sound I associate with autumn. When I got home
> there were two fresh cut green cones of the Douglas-fir lying beside the
> patio. A drizzly day, this 4th of July has the undeniable kiss of fall.
> Should the clouds unfold I expect to see California Gulls moving high over
> head in their purposeful but relaxed westward trek.
> 60 percent of the stops with Swainson's Thrush seems low actually, and
> Pacific Wren strikes me as similarly under represented. With those signs of
> fall, perhaps a dampening ardor. I didn't get visual confirmation on a
> single Hermit Warbler, nor any of the putative Black-throated Gray Warblers
> detected at 5 stops. Hard to say what was really there. Orange-crowned
> Warblers at 4 stops seems almost absurd. What if the survey had been done
> June 4th? I'm guessing most of them may be off territory now. Anyone want
> to chase a possible Townsend's Warbler? It was singing west of
> 45.72898302N,-123.29656901 about 5:30 this morning(29097 Timber Hwy). The
> Common Nighthawk was booming over a fresh clear cut only a few 100m south
> of Hwy 26 on the same Timber Hwy. This is 40 minutes from downtown
> Portland. Lars
>
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> Msg: #11 in digest
> Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 22:22:06 -0400
> From: "John Sullivan" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender
> "oropendolas" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] Fern Ridge- Pacific Golden Plover
>
> Hello All,
> More mud is becoming exposed and more shorebirds are arriving. Fisher
> Unit, Southeast corner of Pond #5. Southeast of Royal platform.
>
> PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER - 1
> Semipalmated Plover - 4
> Killdeer - 60
> Least Sandpiper - 180
> SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER - 4
> Western Sandpiper - 120
> Long-billed Dowitcher - 14
> Spotted Sandpiper - 1
> Greater Yellowlegs - 67
> Lesser Yellowlegs - 6
>
> Good Birding,
>
> John Sullivan
> Springfield, OR
>
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> Msg: #12 in digest
> From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
> Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 21:14:02 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Corvallis (Witham Hill) Nighthawk
>
> A few minutes ago, Oscar and I heard (and saw) a lone COMMON NIGHTHAWK
> "peenting" over our place on Witham Hill - only the second detection in the
> 3 years we've been here.
> Happy Fourth!
>
> Hendrik
>
> --
> __________________________
> Hendrik G. Herlyn
> Corvallis, OR
>
>
> *"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder*
>
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