Date: 10/1/18 5:19 pm
From: James Billstine <billstinj...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Common Birds in Strange Places Story Contest
Hi All,

I love the stories but this was intended to only include Oregon birds... As
well as common (read: "generally found in appropriate habitat in Oregon")
birds. Nothing wrong with stories from other places and rarities but if you
could all give me the best from Oregon I will "judge" them and post the
results later.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 12:22 PM Jamie Simmons <sapsuckers...> wrote:

> On Sep. 20, 2015, myself and the Centanni gang (Jim , Evan, and Caleb)
> found both White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatches on the East Rim of
> Steens Mountain. (A photo of the WBNU is included here:
> That has to be at around
> 9,000 feet in elevation with the summit at 9,734 ft.
> Per the eBird bar chart, RBNU has occurred there multiple times, but
> that's the only WBNU record at that location.
> Jamie Simmons
> Corvallis
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 5:31 PM James Billstine <billstinj...>
> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> With all of the wonderful rarities people have been reporting I was
>> wondering about reports people have of common birds in rare places. A month
>> or so ago someone mentioned a Wandering Tattler in a driveway in the
>> valley.
>> My own best is a White-Breasted Nuthatch in a flock of red-breasted
>> nuthatches at 5K+ feet in the high cascades of Douglas County in a
>> lodgepole pine forest.
>> Can anyone top mine? How about the tattler? Let me and others know!
>> James
>> --
>> James Billstine

James Billstine

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