Date: 10/1/18 2:25 pm
From: Jim Allen <jimallen7651...>
Subject: [obol] GWF Geese, Ridgefield S Unit
GWF Geese (9), Ridgefield S Unit, 1:00 pm, signpost 11, R side, near flock
of Mallards.

On Sep 30, 2018 10:06 PM, <obol...> wrote:

obol Digest Sunday, September 30 2018 Volume: 07 Issue: 297

In This Issue:
#1: From: paultsullivan <paultsullivan...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Blue-footed Booby
#2: From: "McDonald, Steve" <bigrocketman...>
Subject: [obol] First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the Season
#3: From: "McDonald, Steve" <bigrocketman...>
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the
Season
#4: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the
Season
#5: From: Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...>
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the
Season
#6: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the
Season
#7: From: Thomas Love <tlove...>
Subject: [obol] RBA Clatsop Co - wagtail
#8: From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] No Sharp-tail on Cabell this morning
#9: From: Pam Otley <pamo1954...>
Subject: [obol] Marbled Godwits - Bay Ocean Dike Rd
#10: From: <jeffharding...>
Subject: [obol] Clay-colored Sparrow at Goodspeed
#11: From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Clay-colored Sparrow at Goodspeed
#12: From: "Robert O'Brien" <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: RBA Clatsop Co - wagtail
#13: From: Caleb Centanni <caleb...>
Subject: [obol] PALM WARBLER Corvallis
#14: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Whitefronts passing overhead
#15: From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Whitefronts passing overhead
#16: From: "Tim Janzen" <tjanzen...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Whitefronts passing overhead
#17: From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the
Season
#18: From: "Robert O'Brien" <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Lesser Goldfinch Adult Male Texas
Plumage?

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Msg: #1 in digest
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2018 22:23:39 -0700
Subject: [obol] Re: Blue-footed Booby
From: paultsullivan <paultsullivan...>

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Msg: #2 in digest
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2018 23:17:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: "McDonald, Steve" <bigrocketman...>
Subject: [obol] First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the Season

At 11:10 pm on Sept. 29th, the first flock of Greater White-fronted Geese
I've seen or heard this season, came over the Eugene area, headed to the N
W. They seemed to have come over the Cascade Mountains, through the
Willamette Pass area.

Steve McDonald


http://flickr.com/photos/22121562@N00/
http://www.vimeo.com/user458315/videos




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Msg: #3 in digest
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2018 23:38:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: "McDonald, Steve" <bigrocketman...>
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the Season

In my first post, I should have noted that the geese I heard were flying in
the opposite direction that you'd expect, for this time of the year. I have
no explanation for that.

Steve McDonald

http://flickr.com/photos/22121562@N00/
http://www.vimeo.com/user458315/videos



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Msg: #4 in digest
From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 01:52:55 -0700
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the Season

Perhaps they decided weather was unfavorable for crossing the pass. All of
the adults in the flock have been there before. I've been wondering a bit
lately how these social birds achieve consensus. Will we ever know?
Thanks for the cardinal clarification Steve. Otherwise I might
have assumed the reversed direction was a clerical error. Jack Williamson
saw(I left my glasses at home)some GWFG that I heard over West Linn at 4:15
Saturday. I presume they were southbound as he made no comment otherwise.
It seems like it has been 8 days since that last big wave. The ones folks
notice the last week of August(I think reports began as early as 8/20 this
year) nest on the Alaska Penninsula. That is to say the south shore of
Bristol Bay. Thanks to satellite tracking we now know this subset of
Alaskan GWFG will slow the pace of migration a little after resting in the
Klamath Basin, but not finish their annual cycle until reaching Chihuahua.
Later in the winter they are back in the Central Valley. The GWFG passing
over nw Oregon a month later nested on the north shore of Bristol Bay.
Maybe today's geese are from a third location in Alaska.
Lpn
On Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 11:38 PM McDonald, Steve <bigrocketman...>
wrote:

> In my first post, I should have noted that the geese I heard were flying
> in the opposite direction that you'd expect, for this time of the year. I
> have no explanation for that.
>
>
> Steve McDonald
>
> http://flickr.com/photos/22121562@N00/
> http://www.vimeo.com/user458315/videos
>



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Msg: #5 in digest
From: Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 08:37:29 -0700
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the Season

They were flying east north east which did not seem unusual to me at the
time. Now I am scratching my head.
Jack Williamson
West Linn, Oregon


On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 1:53 AM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
wrote:

> Perhaps they decided weather was unfavorable for crossing the pass. All of
> the adults in the flock have been there before. I've been wondering a bit
> lately how these social birds achieve consensus. Will we ever know?
> Thanks for the cardinal clarification Steve. Otherwise I might
> have assumed the reversed direction was a clerical error. Jack Williamson
> saw(I left my glasses at home)some GWFG that I heard over West Linn at
4:15
> Saturday. I presume they were southbound as he made no comment otherwise.
> It seems like it has been 8 days since that last big wave. The ones folks
> notice the last week of August(I think reports began as early as 8/20 this
> year) nest on the Alaska Penninsula. That is to say the south shore of
> Bristol Bay. Thanks to satellite tracking we now know this subset of
> Alaskan GWFG will slow the pace of migration a little after resting in the
> Klamath Basin, but not finish their annual cycle until reaching Chihuahua.
> Later in the winter they are back in the Central Valley. The GWFG passing
> over nw Oregon a month later nested on the north shore of Bristol Bay.
> Maybe today's geese are from a third location in Alaska.
> Lpn
>
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 11:38 PM McDonald, Steve <bigrocketman...>
> wrote:
>
>> In my first post, I should have noted that the geese I heard were flying
>> in the opposite direction that you'd expect, for this time of the year. I
>> have no explanation for that.
>>
>>
>> Steve McDonald
>>
>> http://flickr.com/photos/22121562@N00/
>> http://www.vimeo.com/user458315/videos
>>
>



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Msg: #6 in digest
From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 08:42:38 -0700
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the Season

They all fly south southeast this time of year for observers in nw Oregon.
A reversal just shy of Willamette Pass is plausible. But 100 miles further
north? I guess there were thunderstorms east of Finley yesterday, not sure
if it was late afternoon.

On Sun, Sep 30, 2018, 8:38 AM Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr...>
wrote:

> They were flying east north east which did not seem unusual to me at the
> time. Now I am scratching my head.
>
> Jack Williamson
> West Linn, Oregon
>
>
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 1:53 AM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> wrote:
>
>> Perhaps they decided weather was unfavorable for crossing the pass. All
>> of the adults in the flock have been there before. I've been wondering a
>> bit lately how these social birds achieve consensus. Will we ever know?
>> Thanks for the cardinal clarification Steve. Otherwise I might
>> have assumed the reversed direction was a clerical error. Jack Williamson
>> saw(I left my glasses at home)some GWFG that I heard over West Linn at
4:15
>> Saturday. I presume they were southbound as he made no comment otherwise.
>> It seems like it has been 8 days since that last big wave. The ones folks
>> notice the last week of August(I think reports began as early as 8/20
this
>> year) nest on the Alaska Penninsula. That is to say the south shore of
>> Bristol Bay. Thanks to satellite tracking we now know this subset of
>> Alaskan GWFG will slow the pace of migration a little after resting in
the
>> Klamath Basin, but not finish their annual cycle until reaching
Chihuahua.
>> Later in the winter they are back in the Central Valley. The GWFG passing
>> over nw Oregon a month later nested on the north shore of Bristol Bay.
>> Maybe today's geese are from a third location in Alaska.
>> Lpn
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 11:38 PM McDonald, Steve <bigrocketman...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> In my first post, I should have noted that the geese I heard were flying
>>> in the opposite direction that you'd expect, for this time of the year.
I
>>> have no explanation for that.
>>>
>>>
>>> Steve McDonald
>>>
>>> http://flickr.com/photos/22121562@N00/
>>> http://www.vimeo.com/user458315/videos
>>>
>>



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Msg: #7 in digest
From: Thomas Love <tlove...>
Subject: [obol] RBA Clatsop Co - wagtail
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 16:24:38 +0000

I heard one flight call (but did not see) an EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL this
morning at the South Jetty, about 8 am. About 200 yards beyond Parking
Area C, where the level gravel trail ends in the sandy Salicornia pond
area, left over the jetty. Very like this recording:
https://www.xeno-canto.org/127900 but even more emphatic. The burry
downward note was very distinctive. Also in the area were a/the flock of
15+/- LAPLAND LONGSPURS (nothing in with them that I could see) and 5-6
WATER PIPITS. Try as I might, I never heard the wagtail again in almost an
hour in the area.
Offshore was active with expected regulars. Also a glimpse of a smallish
whale, presumably GRAY.

At Parking Area D blind area were 15+/1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, a BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, 5-6 WESTERN S., two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and several DUNLIN,
also a BALD EAGLE, among expected gulls, NO. PINTAILS and some AMER WIGEON.

Tom L.


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Msg: #8 in digest
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 11:32:18 -0700
Subject: [obol] No Sharp-tail on Cabell this morning

Just searched the marsh for over an hour and came up empty. Avocet
continues.
Hendril



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Msg: #9 in digest
From: Pam Otley <pamo1954...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 12:09:27 -0700
Subject: [obol] Marbled Godwits - Bay Ocean Dike Rd

Hi birders in Tillamook County,
There are 3 Marbled Godwits feeding in the bay with a flock of ducks. Seen
from dike road south of forested area.

Pam Otley



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Msg: #10 in digest
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:52:47 +0000 (UTC)
From: <jeffharding...>
Subject: [obol] Clay-colored Sparrow at Goodspeed








Here is Tim Johnson's photo of what we're calling Clay-colored Sparrow, 60
yards down the road past the last parking on Goodspeed road, in the
Tillamook Bay Wetlands.


More later,


Jeff






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Msg: #11 in digest
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Clay-colored Sparrow at Goodspeed
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 12:56:30 -0700

Nice pic. This seems to be an “up†year for them in Oregon.

Alan Contreras
<acontrer56...>
Eugene, Oregon

www.alanlcontreras.com



> On Sep 30, 2018, at 12:52 PM, <jeffharding...> wrote:
>
>
> <IMG_20180930_124356172_HDR.jpg>
>
> Here is Tim Johnson's photo of what we're calling Clay-colored Sparrow,
60 yards down the road past the last parking on Goodspeed road, in the
Tillamook Bay Wetlands.
> More later,
> Jeff
>
>
> Get Outlook for Android <https://aka.ms/ghei36>



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Msg: #12 in digest
From: "Robert O'Brien" <baro...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 13:58:39 -0700
Subject: [obol] Re: RBA Clatsop Co - wagtail

There was also an Eastern yellow wagtail in Marin County just North of San
Francisco last week. Maybe it's a year for them. Bob O'Brien
On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Thomas Love <tlove...> wrote:
> I heard one flight call (but did not see) an EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL this
morning at the South Jetty, about 8 am. About 200 yards beyond Parking
Area C, where the level gravel trail ends in the sandy Salicornia pond
area, left over the jetty. Very like this recording:
https://www.xeno-canto.org/127900 but even more emphatic. The burry
downward note was very distinctive. Also in the area were a/the flock of
15+/- LAPLAND LONGSPURS (nothing in with them that I could see) and 5-6
WATER PIPITS. Try as I might, I never heard the wagtail again in almost an
hour in the area.
>
>
>
> Offshore was active with expected regulars. Also a glimpse of a smallish
whale, presumably GRAY.
>
>
>
> At Parking Area D blind area were 15+/1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, a BAIRD’S
SANDPIPER, 5-6 WESTERN S., two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and several DUNLIN,
also a BALD EAGLE, among expected gulls, NO. PINTAILS and some AMER WIGEON.
>
>
>
> Tom L.


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Msg: #13 in digest
From: Caleb Centanni <caleb...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 18:14:48 -0700
Subject: [obol] PALM WARBLER Corvallis

One fresh Western subspecies, currently near a gravel lot next to the OSU
motor pool next to the OSU motor pool, between Nash Hall and 35th Street on
campus way. Moving between the lot and the greenhouses directly across on
campus way.


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Msg: #14 in digest
From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 18:39:33 -0700
Subject: [obol] Whitefronts passing overhead

I'm in nw Washington County. Some White-fronted Geese just passed over,
obscured by trees. Seems like they were headed southeast. Didn't sound like
a big flock . For the uninitiated, if you hear something tonight that
could be geese, but don't sound like honkers, and don't sound right for
cacklers, they just might be squealers.lpn


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Msg: #15 in digest
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:18:24 -0700
Subject: [obol] Re: Whitefronts passing overhead

There's been a steady movement of small flocks over Benton County all day,
including a few Vs over Corvallis right now, moving SE.
Hendrik

On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 6:40 PM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
wrote:

> I'm in nw Washington County. Some White-fronted Geese just passed over,
> obscured by trees. Seems like they were headed southeast. Didn't sound
like
> a big flock . For the uninitiated, if you hear something tonight that
> could be geese, but don't sound like honkers, and don't sound right for
> cacklers, they just might be squealers.lpn
>


--
__________________________
Hendrik G. Herlyn
Corvallis, OR


*"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder*



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Msg: #16 in digest
From: "Tim Janzen" <tjanzen...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Whitefronts passing overhead
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:26:30 -0700

Our group at the OBA conference had a flock that flew over the Bayocean
Spit yesterday morning as well.
Tim Janzen

Portland, OR



From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On
Behalf Of Hendrik Herlyn
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 7:18 PM
To: Lars Per Norgren
Cc: OBOL
Subject: [obol] Re: Whitefronts passing overhead



There's been a steady movement of small flocks over Benton County all day,
including a few Vs over Corvallis right now, moving SE.



Hendrik



On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 6:40 PM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
wrote:

I'm in nw Washington County. Some White-fronted Geese just passed over,
obscured by trees. Seems like they were headed southeast. Didn't sound like
a big flock . For the uninitiated, if you hear something tonight that
could be geese, but don't sound like honkers, and don't sound right for
cacklers, they just might be squealers.lpn






--

__________________________
Hendrik G. Herlyn
Corvallis, OR

"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home."
-- Gary Snyder



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Msg: #17 in digest
Subject: [obol] Re: First Gr. White-fronted Geese of the Season
From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:53:58 -0700

Around noon today I heard a flock of greater white-fronted geese at my
house at the south end or Eckman Lake bear Waldport. I eventually saw the
flock of about 45 birds as they flew past headed NNE. I watched as they
flew out over Alsea Bay then turned and headed east upriver. I have always
assume that north bound flocks of geese at this time of year we’re simply
getting bearings or recognizing landmarks before continuing SE.
Roy

> On Sep 30, 2018, at 8:42 AM, Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
wrote:
>
> They all fly south southeast this time of year for observers in nw
Oregon. A reversal just shy of Willamette Pass is plausible. But 100 miles
further north? I guess there were thunderstorms east of Finley yesterday,
not sure if it was late afternoon.
>
>
>> On Sun, Sep 30, 2018, 8:38 AM Jack Williamson <
<jack.williamson.jr...> wrote:
>> They were flying east north east which did not seem unusual to me at the
time. Now I am scratching my head.
>>
>> Jack Williamson
>> West Linn, Oregon
>>
>>
>>> On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 1:53 AM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
wrote:
>>> Perhaps they decided weather was unfavorable for crossing the pass. All
of the adults in the flock have been there before. I've been wondering a
bit lately how these social birds achieve consensus. Will we ever know?
>>> Thanks for the cardinal clarification Steve. Otherwise I
might have assumed the reversed direction was a clerical error. Jack
Williamson saw(I left my glasses at home)some GWFG that I heard over West
Linn at 4:15 Saturday. I presume they were southbound as he made no comment
otherwise. It seems like it has been 8 days since that last big wave. The
ones folks notice the last week of August(I think reports began as early as
8/20 this year) nest on the Alaska Penninsula. That is to say the south
shore of Bristol Bay. Thanks to satellite tracking we now know this subset
of Alaskan GWFG will slow the pace of migration a little after resting in
the Klamath Basin, but not finish their annual cycle until reaching
Chihuahua. Later in the winter they are back in the Central Valley. The
GWFG passing over nw Oregon a month later nested on the north shore of
Bristol Bay. Maybe today's geese are from a third location in Alaska.
>>> Lpn
>>>
>>>> On Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 11:38 PM McDonald, Steve <
<bigrocketman...> wrote:
>>>> In my first post, I should have noted that the geese I heard were
flying in the opposite direction that you'd expect, for this time of the
year. I have no explanation for that.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Steve McDonald
>>>>
>>>> http://flickr.com/photos/22121562@N00/
>>>> http://www.vimeo.com/user458315/videos


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Msg: #18 in digest
From: "Robert O'Brien" <baro...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 21:45:02 -0700
Subject: [obol] Re: Lesser Goldfinch Adult Male Texas Plumage?

Here is a goldfinch followup from our southern neighbor state, and since no
photos were posted of Oregon birds.
While visiting with my brother last week near San Jose, he pulled out a
series of his older bird slides. It was a treat to see the attached photo
taken in his backyard. I've never seen such a bird myself although I saw
many many hundreds of lesser goldfinches growing up on the San Francisco
peninsula. This form was originally called the Arkansas Goldfinch which I
had always assumed was because it was first discovered in Arkansas. But
their distribution doesn't go nearly that far east. The name comes from
their discovery on the headwaters of the Arkansas River in Colorado. Wayne
has described their status.
Bob O'Brien Carver Oregon

PS, if you enjoy quizzes, how many species do you see at his feeder?


On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 12:54 PM Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...> wrote:

> Hi-
>
> Two quick comments -
>
> First, if you go far enough into Texas,nearly all are blackbacked, but
> there is a zone where intermediate are common that I have seen described
as
> up to 1000 miles wide. With this kind of distribution WITHIN A SPECIES, a
> black-backed one out of range could be either a stray from where they are
> common, or a recombinant from more local populations.
>
> Second, in late summer there is a pattern of vagrancy to the northwest of
> a variety of southwestern birds, and this would fit the pattern.
>
> Wayne
>
> On 8/22/2018 10:06:29 AM, Brandon Green <brandon.green18...> wrote:
> I've seen a few adult males similar to the one that Sandy describes
> (though not with completely black backs) in my yard in Eugene in years
> past. And I believe that the sightings were all in the late summer.
>
> Brandon
>
>




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