Date: 12/2/18 7:47 pm
From: Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fernhill Wetlands today and my farewell to Oregon
Take care Steve and good luck on your move! I’ll miss reading all your
phenomenal eBird checklists from around the state.


On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 6:25 PM Steve Nord <stevernord...> wrote:

> This morning I made a walk around the trails at Fernhill Wetlands, in
> Forest Grove. Nothing new, but some "nice" birds continue. My ebird
> checklist is here:
> 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)

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