Date: 12/5/18 8:31 pm From: Mike Patterson <celata...> Subject: [obol] Columbia Estuary Report - 12/5/2018
Columbia Estuary Report - 12/5/2018
The pale bunting putatively ID'd as a MCKAY's BUNTING continues to reported in a roving flock of SNOW BUNTINGS. Also associated with the flock are at least two LAPLAND LONGSPURS. A HORNED LARK and SHORT-EARED OWL were also seen by bunting hunters. The bunting flock may be breaking up. I found a flock of about less than 30 on the beach this afternoon and did not note the pale bird.
A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was reported with photos was reported from Wireless Rd yesterday. I relocated it today near the small group of houses across from Del's Tires on the 101 business loop just north of the jct to Wireless.
A second kingbird is hanging out at Jackson Rd in Brownsmead.
A photogenic ROCK SANDPIPER is with turnstones and SURFBIRDS at the Seaside Cove.
There are SNOW GEESE, PALM WARBLERS and SWAMP SPARROWS at multiple locations.
I am assuming the flock of WINTER WRENS reported at Ft Stevens was mislabeled.