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...>

> 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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