Date: 10/27/18 12:52 pm
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] Philomath Sewage Ponds: Dickcissel continues, Swamp Sparrow, Blue-winged Teal
Hi all.

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

Full list and a few photos are here:

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*

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