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.

Best,
-Nick

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

> OBOL;
>
> 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: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383221
>
> 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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