Date: 12/1/18 7:39 pm From: Craig Tumer <craig...> Subject: [obol] Hood River and Wasco Counties today.
While many Oregon birders traveled west today to chase the putative McKay's Bunting at Clatsop Beach, I traveled east and birded northern Hood River and Wasco Counties. I birded from Hood River east to The Dalles and Deschutes River State Park and then south to Dufur, Tygh Valley, and Sherar's Bridge. I was unable to locate the Tufted Duck in Hood River, despite carefully searching the mixed scaup flock more times than I should have. I did, however, locate the continuing Swamp Sparrow at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. I didn't find any mega-rarities, but I had a nice day with lots of birds and beautiful scenery. Highlights were the Swamp Sparrow, three Barrow's Goldeneyes (at The Dalles Dam and Deschutes River SP), two Say's Phoebes (Deschutes River SP and Tygh Valley), three Northern Shrikes (Old Moody Road southeast of Deschutes Riv er SP and Tygh Valley), two Lewis's Woodpeckers (riparian habitat along Eight Mile Rd in Wasco County), and a Golden Eagle (just south of the Tygh Ridge Summit on Hwy 197). Craig TumerPortland 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...>