Date: 11/7/18 3:19 pm From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage...> Subject: [obol] Re: Curry Magpie 11/7/2018
Maybe I am ignorant, but is there a reason why this might be an escapee? Are there lots of reports of Magpies in captivity? I would think they are a pain in the arse to have as a pet, besides being illegal - which of course never stops people. On one hand I think to myself, why didn't this bird simply fly here, it's not that far? Doesn't that seem like the most logical thing that could happen? I guess I mean that isn't it just as or more far fetched to think that someone caught a magpie, raised it, transported it, then lost it? I'm not sure why that is more reasonable than - the bird flew here.......seems to me like the former is a much more complicated story. Occam's razor, no? Magpies do wander around, they are fairly well spread throughout the west......they are corvids, good flyers, etc etc. And it is in an area a Magpie would like to be. I mean I'd be a lot more suspect if the bird was in downtown Portland or something like that.
My two cents.....which nowadays is worth about nothing......
cheers Dave Lauten
On 11/7/2018 2:59 PM, Tim Rodenkirk wrote: > The magpie that was reported in Langlois a couple weeks back > resurfaced up Floras Creek. Terry Wahl was able to see it up there > about a 1/2 mile from Hwy 101 this morning after a local alerted him. > It is probably moving between there and Langlois. > > Hard to say if this is a rare vagrant or someone’s escaped pet? There > are no other south coast records. Anyone feel like weighing in on > this, it may be around for the Port Orford CBC? > > Terry Wahl has a Say’s Phoebe at their family ranch barn near Cape > Blanco and has seen two N Shrikes in different locations on the ranch > in the last week. > > I had a Palm Warbler at the BLM office in North Bend at sunrise on > Tuesday. This morning before sunrise in Brookings I saw 11 BC > Night-herons fly into some trees and roost in the open along the river > at the Port, the usual spot for them. They flew up slope and > disappeared into some vegetated trees as sunrise approached. > > Happy birding! > Tim Rodenkirk