Date: 11/28/18 10:15 am
From: Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Eastern Bluebird thoughts
Paul, are you "fooling" with us?
At any rate, I have 50 or more WEBL at my house this time of year, so I'm
going to START looking for an Eastern.
Karl Schneck

"As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but
nature's sources never fail." John Muir

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 5:27 AM Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...>

> Wait until next April 1, when I tell you the number of Eastern Oregon
> counties where I've seen Eastern Bluebirds... ;-)
> Paul Sullivan
> ----------------
> Subject: Re: Eastern Bluebird thoughts
> Date: Tue Nov 27 2018 19:39 pm
> From: llsdirons AT
> ...
> As others have asked, how many of us have ever paid much attention to
> bluebirds and made sure that every Western Bluebird we assumed were seeing
> was one? I've never looked twice in an effort to spot an Eastern among the
> many Westerns I see each year. Frankly,it
> has not been a potential vagrant that was really on my radar.
> Shawneen says she has always looked for them, but I think she and Bob
> Archer are in the minority among the whole of the Oregon birding community.
> I've never heard anyone speak aloud about looking for Eastern Bluebirds in
> Oregon or include this species in their predictions of the next 10 new
> birds that will appear in Oregon. We've surely considered a lot of other
> possibilities.
> -----------------
> On Nov 27, 2018, at 1:19 PM, Bob Archer <rabican1...> wrote:
> Must admit they have been on my radar. A few yrs ago I chased a bluebird
> around the eastern side of Mt Hood NF thinking I had a dull female. But was
> not.
> Bob Archer
> ------------------------
> On Nov 27, 2018, at 1:14 PM, Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> wrote:
> I started checking my bluebirds a couple of years ago. I don't bird much
> in e Oregon.
> Not yet routinely checking my meadowlarks, though I do know Eastern's song.
> Alan Contrera
> ----------
> Subject: Re: Eastern Bluebird thoughts
> Date: Tue Nov 27 2018 15:11 pm
> From: whoffman AT
> Here's a thought for everyone: When was the last time (before this week)
> that you saw bluebirds anywhere in the Northwest, and took time to check
> and make sure they were not Easterns? It would not surprise me much to now
> have a scattering of Easterns found across E. Washington and/or NE Oregon.
> Wayne
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