-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Wednesday ECAS Birded Terrebonne to Grizzly Mtn to O'neil hwy - Yellow-rump Date: 12-26-2018 18:32 From: <jmeredit...> To: Cobol <cobol...>
Last ECAS Wednesday of the year. We added no new species for the year of Wednesdays, ending with 259, same as last year. Chime in on places to go in the next 6 months if you want a hand in the upcoming schedule for 2019, coming out in a couple of days.
Probably the most unexpected bird today was the YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER along Campbell Ranch, near Elliot in Crook County. We were looking for Trikes and enjoying several species of raptors when the Yellow-rump flew up out of the wet ditch and was visible again a bit later on a fence post, for all to see up close. Nice assortment of raptors today. We went up Grizzly Mtn (2 or 3 inches of snow) hoping for a Rosy Finch or Snow Bunting but had only a Townsend's Solitaire up there. Along the road, as well as on a weedy roadside near Lone Pine, we had sparrow flocks that seemed to each contain a Spizella Sparrow but we never had second or confirming looks. Sad, one could have been the "bird of the day"
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net Canada Goose Mallard Bufflehead California Quail Great Blue Heron Northern Harrier Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1 Red-tailed Hawk Ferruginous Hawk - 2 Rough-legged Hawk - 1 Golden Eagle - 1 American Kestrel Virginia Rail - calling along Elliot Rock Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove Great Horned Owl Northern Flicker Steller's Jay Western Scrub-Jay Black-billed Magpie American Crow - Flock near Redmond Common Raven Mountain Chickadee Canyon Wren -Along Lone Pine Rd, rocky riverbank cliff Marsh Wren - Elliot Townsend's Solitaire American Robin European Starling Yellow-rumped Warbler - Campbell Ranch rd along ditch on south side Song Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow - 2 popped up to pishing, Lone Pine White-crowned Sparrow - most numerous sparrow species today Golden-crowned Sparrow - a few Dark-eyed Junco Red-winged Blackbird Brewer's Blackbird House Finch House Sparrow Total number of species seen: 38 Birders today, Kim Kathol, Steve Kornfeld, Mark Neudorfer and Judy Meredith. Good birding, get out and join a CBC, <jmeredit...> 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...>