I was at Depoe Bay for the week and didn’t detect any Aleutian Geese. They apparently made landfall further south, perhaps first in Coos County.
> On Oct 28, 2018, at 7:54 PM, Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> wrote: > > Forgot to report that on the 20th of Oct Barb Taylor had a Snow Goose with other geese in the Catching Slough pastures on the Eastside of Coos Bay (eBird). Still an unusual species in Coos which I could not relocate. > > Many thousands of Aleutian Cacklers moving in the last two weeks overhead in Coos. Hundreds today plus minima minima’s (the duck-sized cacklers). > > N Shrike on south end of N Spit today with 56 Snowy Plovers. Also many Herring Gulls on beach with strong south winds plus many CA Gulls. A few Bonie and Mew Gulls plus Heermann’s and a Brown Peli in my brief visit to south jetty. > > Single overwintering Willet in Coos Bay (the last survivor of a once big wintering flock) and the Eurasian Wigeon is back in Mingus Park, Coos Bay since late Sep but very vocal lately. > > Thunder and lightning while I type- merry winter time (when we have thunderstorms on coast)! > > Tim R > Coos Bay