Date: 7/5/18 2:45 pm
From: George Neavoll <gneavoll...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Birds fishing in the surf
Speaking of concentrations of food, Red-winged Blackbirds, male and female, were happily flycatching over one of the channels at Ridgefield NWR this morning. I’d never seen them do that before. I’m not sure what the flying insects were, but the Red-wings seemed to know, and acted accordingly.

George Neavoll
S.W. Portland

> On Jul 5, 2018, at 6:35 AM, Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
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> From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...> <mailto:<larspernorgren...>>
> Date: Thu, Jul 5, 2018, 6:16 AM
> Subject: Birds fishing in the surf
> To: <0bol...> <mailto:<0bol...>>
> When there is a concentration of food, birds tend to take advantage. There is something called a surf smelt, and I imagine other species as well. There are probably dozens of people in the Newport area that know quite a bit more. Audubon Society of Corvallis did a bird survey for BLM in the formative stages of Oregon Dunes NRA on Memorial Day weekend about 1973. I recall Wayne Hoffman describing a similar scenario occurring near the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek. Lars

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