Date: 11/7/18 7:53 pm
From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Curry Magpie 11/7/2018
See I'm ignorant!   Thanks Mark!

Cheers
Dave Lauten


On 11/7/2018 5:11 PM, MARK NEBEKER wrote:
> All,
>
> My cousin had a pet one in Utah. What a cool bird.
>
> Mark Nebeker
> Portland
>
> On Nov 7, 2018, at 4:57 PM, Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...>
> <mailto:<whoffman...>> wrote:
>
>> Fall tends to be a dispersal period for "nonmigratory" Corvids, so
>> timing is consistent with it being a wild bird.  If it is an escapee,
>> it probably will approach if offered food.  If wild, it may or may
>> not.  If it does not show interest in offered food, it likely is wild.
>>
>> BTW in some parts of Europe magpies are considered good pets.
>>
>> Wayne
>>>
>>> On 11/7/2018 3:51:24 PM, Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
>>> <mailto:<timrodenkirk...>> wrote:
>>>
>>> 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 bird?
>>>
>>> Tim
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 3:19 PM DJ Lauten and KACastelein
>>> <deweysage...> <mailto:<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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