The DICKCISSEL I found at the Philomath Sewage Ponds 10 days ago continues to visit seed patch on the dirt road halfway down the south dike. This morning, it was briefly joined by a very cooperative SWAMP SPARROW that uncharacteristically fed out in the open for a few minutes.
A female BLUE-WINGED TEAL is still hanging out on the NE pond, and I counted 34 CANVASBACK on the central pond, along with many other duck species.
For those who still plan on chasing the Dickcissel: Please remember that an entry permit is required to visit the Philomath Sewage Ponds (available at the Philomath Public Works Department on Willow Ln off 15th Street in Philomath, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, 541-929-3579), and please be mindful of the workers and other birders and don't block the dikes with your vehicles.
Thank you all, and good birding!
-- __________________________ Hendrik G. Herlyn Corvallis, OR
*"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder*