Nice day to be out birding once the sun got beyond the treetops and the frost cleared. Milt Vine had scouted recently. Today he led us around what spots he found better for birds. Most of us had never been to the ponds around clubhouse at Woodlands, and it was a treat. The Evening Grosbeaks in lodgepoles there were great. Not so great was seeing a small flock of shorebirds, larger peeps, fly off, never to be relocated. We did have 8 Wilson's Snipe at that pond and a small flock of Greater White-fronted Geese. We scanned a lot all morning trying to find Red-shouldered Hawks but did not succeed. The Am pipits in muddy areas and yellow-rumps scattered in willows were active. Thanks to Milt for ebirding.
Greater White-fronted Goose - about 15 Canada Goose American Wigeon Mallard Northern Shoveler Green-Winged Teal Ring-necked Duck - 1 Lesser Scaup - 1 Bufflehead Common Merganser - 5 Great Blue Heron - 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2 Red-tailed Hawk American Coot Killdeer Wilson's Snipe - 8 Rock Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove Belted Kingfisher Hairy Woodpecker Northern Flicker Steller's Jay Western Scrub-Jay Common Raven Mountain Chickadee Red-breasted Nuthatch Pygmy Nuthatch Western Bluebird - field by airport Townsend's Solitaire American Robin Varied Thrush - treetop by Marina European Starling American Pipit Cedar Waxwing Yellow-rumped Warbler Savannah Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Western Meadowlark House Finch Red Crossbill Evening Grosbeak - about 15. Later heard more diff location. Total number of species seen: 41
Birders today: Elizabeth Churchill and Dean DeHear, Lynne Stone, Mark Neudorfer, Toni Morozumi, Mike Golden, Sherrie Pierce, Joel Tinsley, Milt Vine, Scott Ahlf, Howard Horvath, Judy Meredith. Next week, local birding along Deschutes River trails around Bend, and some of the Wednesday birders will be at the coast on a field trip for a few days. Good Birding, Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...> POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>