Date: 10/30/18 9:28 am
From: Clayton Rickett <crrickett11...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fwd: Powell Butte in PDX- SWSP and Friends
Thanks Lars, your inferences are correct. That was presumably quite helpful
for those unfamiliar with the coding system. My mistake for using these for
the sake of brevity, and possibly laziness. :)

Swamp Sparrow
Northern Shrike
House Wren
Northern Pygmy-Owl

Regards, Ross B-R

On Tue, Oct 30, 2018, 5:18 AM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:

> Most subscribers to Obol do not know bird banders' code. I have used it
> in a few posts recently after first using the species' names in full. I had
> to stop and try out a few possibilities first, I guess SWSP is Swamp
> Sparrow, NSHR is Northern Shrike, and NOPO l am quite certain is Northern
> Pygmy Owl. I have long used "HOWR" for House Wren. If this be the case for
> the above post that's quite a late date. Thanks for taking the time to put
> this on Obol Clayton. A few folks mine eBird nowadays but I'll bet there's
> over 1000 Obol subscribers who never do, and these are all great species.
> Three would be County birds for me(whether that's Multnomah or Clackamas).
> I'll offer the vague caveat that tooting like a Pygmy Owl elicits mob
> response in many passerines. There's a chance another birder was on Powell
> Butte unknown to Clayton. But for all you owl lovers, it's well worth
> chasing. Good habitat, etc. Close to town. The species is common, but
> easily missed if it's quiet. The call is audible over a great distance and
> can be heard any time of day, much of the night, most of the year. Lars
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 11:39 PM Clayton Rickett <crrickett11...>
> wrote:
>> Hello OBOLers,
>> This prevening, in between rain showers, I had a few interesting
>> encounters. All were located off of or near the Douglas Fir trail,
>> primarily at the NE end.
>> A drenched but inquisitive SWSP was most exciting.
>> Also of note were a conspicuous immature NSHR, one very rowdy HOWR, & a
>> briefly vocal but cryptic NOPO.
>> If others are interested, please see my checklist below for more specific
>> details.
>> Best,
>> Ross Barnes-Rickett
>> Far SE PDX

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