On Fernhill Lake, the CLARK'S GREBE and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER continue. Today there was also a flock of 100+ gulls, that also spent some time in the field on west side of Fernhill Road.
I found 2 SWAMP SPARROWS today, but assume more are out there. I had no responses to pishing at several of the "usual" locations.
The light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was at the very far western side of the field on the west side of Fernhill Road. A scope is required. It has been hunting on the ground along with some Red-tailed Hawks and Northern Harriers.
On a non-birding related note:
Sadly, after 1070 walks around Fernhill, amounting to almost 1500 miles of birding; today was my last visit to amazing Fernhill Wetlands. In a few days, I will be relocating to a new home, in Tucson AZ. I lived in Tucson once before, when I was a Park Ranger at Saguaro National Park, in 1993, just before I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1994. I will miss being part of the wonderful birding community here in Oregon. Thank you all for allowing me that honor. I hope to bird with some of you again when you get to AZ.
Good Birding Steve Nord Beaverton, OR (for a few more days)