Date: 11/6/18 5:13 am
From: Mike Unger <unger730...>
Subject: [obol]
*SAS Minto-Brown Island Park Field Trip Summary*

*Sunday, November 4, 2018*

On Sunday, Fred, Kay and Tim were joined by 11 other birdwatchers for the
Salem Audubon field trip. They walked about four (4) miles with
temperatures between 55 degrees and 63 degrees. It was a little windy at
times. The bird activity was good overall with a total of 45 species
identified (seen and/or heard).



The highlights were as follows:



· They saw a *White-throated Sparrow* during the walk. In total,
there were seven (7) sparrow species including *Fox Sparrow* (6) and
*Golden-crowned
Sparrow* (30);

· There were two *Wood Ducks* observed;

· It was a three woodpecker day as they observed the *Downy
Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker and Northern Flicker*;

· The bird of the day was the *Cackling Goose *with 200. They also
saw 50 Dusky *Canada Geese*;

· The *House Finches* made their presence known with 23 finches
counted. This is the greatest number of house finches observed in some
time;

· Another higher count than normal was the 20 *Lesser Goldfinches*
that were observed;

· Other observations included a *Belted Kingfisher* and a *Western
Grebe*.



A complete list of today's birds follows. *Our next SAS field trip* will
be at Ankeny NWR on *Wednesday, November 14th at 8:00 a.m*. Meet at the
Pintail Marsh parking lot. Please join us if you can.



Mike Unger

Keizer, OR



*Minto-Brown Island Park Checklist Summary for November 4, 2018*

*Identified Species: 45*



200 Cackling Goose
25 Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
50 Canada Goose (occidentalis/fulva)
2 Wood Duck
8 American Wigeon
3 Mallard
4 California Quail
2 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Western Grebe
25 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1 Anna's Hummingbird
2 American Coot
1 Greater Yellowlegs
4 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
3 Northern Harrier
1 Bald Eagle
5 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-breasted Sapsucker
2 Downy Woodpecker
5 Northern Flicker
3 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2 American Kestrel
9 Steller's Jay (Coastal)
3 California Scrub-Jay
2 American Crow
18 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific)
5 Brown Creeper
1 Pacific Wren
4 Bewick's Wren
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
20 American Robin
3 European Starling
23 House Finch
20 Lesser Goldfinch
2 American Goldfinch
1 Fox Sparrow
5 Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
4 Dark-eyed Junco
17 White-crowned Sparrow
30 Golden-crowned Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
12 Song Sparrow
13 Spotted Towhee
2 Red-winged Blackbird

 
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