Date: 10/1/18 5:19 pm From: James Billstine <billstinj...> Subject: [obol] Re: Common Birds in Strange Places Story Contest
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: > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S25155909) 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 >> >> http://wingsaroundtheumpqua.blogspot.com/ >> >