At noon I headed down to the Coquille Valley to put seed down for upcoming
CBC. It was still pretty foggy but did see 4 Turkey Vultures spinning
upwards into the fog- kind of surreal. Only one Swamp Sparrow calling at
Johnson Mill Pond.
I was going to meet Barb Griffin at 2PM to look for the WW DOVE Adrian
Hinkle found a week ago. However when I called her she said she had gone
out early and ran into a birder named Mike who showed her the dove- thanks
Mike! Barb’s place is only a couple blocks from where the dove has mostly
So I decided to go over to the end of Virginia Ave (east end) in N Bend to
look for Palm Warbler Tim Gannon reported yesterday. I caught up with it
north of there where Florida St ends at log mill. Just south of there low
in the few shore pines and a Doug-fir along railroads tracks where 4 PALMS.
They were sort of hidden in trees but would occasinally fly into the grass
and forage on the ground.
From there I stopped at Millicoma Marsh to freshen the seed pile since I
want to do a Cape Arago Audubon trip there in Jan. The HARRIS’S is still
there plus 2-4 Swamp Sparrows at the seed (saw two out in open on both
sides of trail but not at same time?).