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...> POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>