Date: 1/1/19 12:56 pm
From: Bill Tomlinson <btomlinson0406...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Sauvie Island yesterday, late report. Odd goose at Wapato
First of the year birds out Sauvie Island Road near the Trupp's sheep ranch
were a Peregrine harassing and chasing several Bald Eagles in the icy fog.
Hoping for a sunny walk around Wapato this afternoon!

On Mon, Dec 31, 2018, 4:58 PM Timothy Steeves <timothydsteeves...>
wrote:

> I spotted a male Eurasian widgeon at Wapato last Thursday, but have not
> been able to find it recently. Have also seen Male Hooded merganser and
> Bufflehead on the main lake, too.
>
> Kind of surprised that I haven't seen any Ring necked ducks out here so
> far. Wapato usually gets quite a few of them when there is enough water in
> this seasonal lake.
>
> A Belted kingfisher has also been here on numerous occasions.
>
> Happy birding and happy New Year!
>
> Timothy Steeves
> On Dec 31, 2018 1:37 PM, "Polly Alexander" <pollysalexander...>
> wrote:
>
>> We too hiked Wapato yesterday and besides what has already been reported,
>> we saw a mixed flock of both Golden-crowned and Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, and
>> heard a pair of Great Horned Owls hooting back and forth in the late
>> afternoon quite close to the parking lot. One bird definitely had a lower
>> pitch than the other, but otherwise they mirrored each other - assume male
>> and female.
>>
>> Polly Alexander
>>
>>
>> On Dec 31, 2018, at 12:35 PM, Ryan Gallagher <goodgallagher...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> We were out at Wapato yesterday too. Tons of Pintails on the ponds. Found
>> a couple pairs of red-breasted sap suckers, great egret, GBH, downy
>> woodpecker, Anna’s hummingbird, red-tail hawk...
>>
>> A great day out on Sauvie’s!
>>
>> <image1.jpeg>
>>
>> On Dec 31, 2018, at 12:15, Steve Jaggers <sjjag...> wrote:
>>
>> Nine members of the East Portland Birding Club visited the island on a
>> hunt day(less desirable but worked out)... highlights below.
>>
>>
>> Coon Point showed 14 or more Bald Eagles, 8 or more presumed Tundra Swans
>> at distance on the lake. Three confirmed by call Trumpeter Swans flew over.
>> Many Sandhill Cranes now on the island.
>>
>>
>> The East Side viewing platform was a surprisingly good spot in spite of
>> the active hunting. With patience we found 3 pair of Redhead, a pair of
>> Canvasback and random Wood ducks, P-B grebes and hundreds of Coots.
>>
>>
>> Rentenauur Road gave us a Red Shouldered Hawk, many cranes, two Vesper
>> Sparrows.
>>
>> We had a report of a Golden Eagle there but were unable to confirm it.
>>
>>
>> Wapato Greenway pond was loaded with waterfowl of many types and oddly a
>> Canada x something goose with the Baranacle like head markings and orange
>> legs. This was similar to the Fernhill Wetlands bird of a few months ago
>> and another sighting at Fern Ridge if I recall.
>>
>>
>> Steve Jaggers
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

 
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