Date: 11/7/18 3:51 pm
From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Curry Magpie 11/7/2018
Thanks for the input Dave. Just in case we have it on the PO CBC and the
regional editor questions it. I guess for that matter if one showed up in
Florence, Newport or elsewhere on the north coast would folks assume a wild


On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 3:19 PM DJ Lauten and KACastelein <
<deweysage...> wrote:

> 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
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