Date: 10/31/18 7:19 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: ECAS Wednesday, to Fort Rock and Summer Lake
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net
Four of us spent some time at Fort Rock with raptors and not much else.
But 10 Ferruginous Hawks there made us quite pleased. NO FALCONS at all
today, no Prairie at Fort Rock, not even a Kestrel anywhere when birding
all day in decent habitat. Saw a few Shrike today, some Northerns for
sure, and a couple that have to go down as sp. due to brief or poor
views. Judy scheduled Summer Lake during hunting season, so we didn't
even see a single goose! Harriers were out in numbers. Few songbirds
except one flock of 40 or 50 sparrows near the day use area in Summer
Lake Date. Beautiful, sometimes gray sky with no rain was good for
viewing. Abbrev below are FR for Fort Rock, SL for Summer Lake.

Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard - most ducks safely in display pond at HQ
Northern Shoveler
Green-Winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser - 6
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe - 6 at Ana Res
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret - 1 inlet area of Ana Res
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk - SL
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk - 11, 10 of them close to Fort Rock
Rough-legged Hawk - 2 near Fort Rock
Golden Eagle - 2
Virginia Rail - five called, from the marsh behind "turner place"
American Coot
Killdeer - Ana Res
Greater Yellowlegs - 7 or so, spread around, 4 at Ana Res
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Ana Res, 120 at cabled end of Windgate
Ring-billed Gull - Will ask Clay to comment, he may have other ID
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Great Horned Owl - 2 in willows/Russian Olives at Turner Place
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northern Shrike
Western Scrub-Jay - 3 in Silver Lake
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow - 2 sharing a tree in Silver Lake
Common Raven
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Total number of species seen: 53
Birders today: David Sowards- Emmerd, Scott Ahlf, Clay Crofton and self.
Next week, Hatfield ponds near Bend. If the Rusty Blackbird remains, the
group may choose to go for it first next week. GO SOON if you hope to
see it though. Judy, <jmeredit...>
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