Date: 11/17/18 6:41 pm
From: Caleb Centanni <caleb...>
Subject: [obol] Lane Coast Today--Four Swamp Sparrows and others
Hi folks,

Alan Contreras, Nolan Clements, and I birded the Lane Coast from the
Siuslaw River north to Bob Creek Wayside today. Highlights were a pair of
LONG-TAILED DUCKS at the Siuslaw River South Jetty plus a third at
Tokatee-Klootchman State Park, one latish HEERMANN'S GULL at Stonefield
Beach, an even later OSPREY soaring over the Siuslaw River just west of
Cushman, and very good marsh sparrow numbers on private land near Cushman,
including TEN Lincoln's Sparrow and a surprising FOUR SWAMP SPARROWS, along
with very large quantities of Song Sparrows and Marsh Wrens.

Away from the Cushman area, passerine activity was high, consisting mostly
of Myrtle Warblers (ten or more almost anywhere with willow brush), Song
Sparrows, and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, with smaller numbers of Golden-crowned
Kinglets, Sooty Fox Sparrows, Hermit Thrushes, Juncos, and Golden-crowned +
White-crowned Sparrows. Only a few Chickadees were present throughout the
day. The gull wad at Stonefield was mostly California, with good numbers of
Herring and Mew, a few Glaucous-winged and Western (maybe two each), and
the Heermann's.

Alan, Nolan, or Daniel Ferrar (who joined us at the jetty) can add.

Good birding to all,

Caleb Centanni

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