Date: 10/30/18 9:34 am From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> Subject: [obol] Re: Fwd: Powell Butte in PDX- SWSP and Friends
Late for HOWR. Would that be one of the latest county records?
Tim R Coos Bay
On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 9:28 AM Clayton Rickett <crrickett11...> wrote:
> 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. >>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49553815 >>> >>> >>> Best, >>> >>> Ross Barnes-Rickett >>> Far SE PDX >>> >>