Date: 11/28/18 4:14 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [obol] Deschutes county - ECAS Wednesday Smith Rock State Park and Lower Bridge Rd, Ice rd, etc
Walked a bit on trails at Smith Rock State Park (SRSP) today with a few small flocks of Golden-crowned Sparrows and Kinglets. We had a single species flock of about a dozen Golden-crowned Kinglets moving about. Otherwise, wrens were most confiding with several Rock and Canyon wrens calling and occasionally singing as they foraged near us. The only finch of the day was a House Finch at a feeder across the rd from the park. The real show was along Lower Bridge Rd starting about 34th, then to Ice toward 27th. Joel counted about 48 Red-tails in one spot where we stood. We had 3 Rough-legs today in and near that area, one a beautiful dark morph, hovering for us so we saw all parts of the bird. Prairie Falcon out there was only seen by a couple of birders. Thanks to Diane B and Evan for ebirding today.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net Canada Goose Gadwall - 3 in Crooked River at SRSP Mallard Barrow's Goldeneye Common Merganser Great Blue Heron Bald Eagle - at the SRSP and off Lower Bridge Rd Red-tailed Hawk Rough-legged Hawk - 3 Golden Eagle - prob, 1 distant bird at SRSP American Kestrel Prairie Falcon - Only Kristen and John saw it Rock Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove Northern Flicker Western Scrub-Jay Black-billed Magpie Common Raven Mountain Chickadee Pygmy Nuthatch Rock Wren Canyon Wren Pacific Wren - along river upstream, poorly seen but several heard and saw it Golden-crowned Kinglet Townsend's Solitaire American Robin European Starling White-crowned Sparrow - only seen by a few Golden-crowned Sparrow - a flock of 15, another smaller later Dark-eyed Junco Brewer's Blackbird House Finch House Sparrow Total number of species seen: 33 Birders today: Karen Hansen, Gordon Wetzel, Don and Glenda Sutherland, Mary Oppenheimer and Howard Horvath, John and Kristen Tackmier, Joel Tinsley, Sherrie Pierce, Evan Thomas, Diane Burgess, Aaron Jenkins, Mark Neudorfer, Judy Meredith.
Next week, Skyliner area, including walking up the 430 rd, (which can be snowy and icy) and other places in the area, targeting woodpeckers, winter type finches, crossbills etc. Perhaps walk less than 2 miles. Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...> POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>