Date: 1/7/19 7:45 pm
From: Lorraine Crawford <lcrawford2001...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Portland Audubon Birding Day to Baskett Slough & Ankeny NWR (1/6)
It was an awesome day!!!


On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 4:29 PM Stefan Schlick <greenfant...> wrote:

> The 7 of us didn’t exactly pick the best day yesterday as it was raining
> most of the time and the chilly breeze was rather unpleasant. We started
> the day at Baskett Slough. We could not find any of the recent rarities
> (Says’s Phoebe, Mockingbird, Prairie Falcon), but we enjoyed 2-3 Northern
> Shrikes, a Rough-legged and Red-shouldered Hawks, a Black Phoebe, pipits
> and meadowlarks and an interesting possible Golden-crowned x White-throated
> Sparrow.
>
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>
> The highlight of the day were probably the unbelievable looks that we got
> of several Wrentits at the end of Shady Lane Rd west of Monmouth. And all
> that in the drizzle.
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>
>
> At Ryals Rd we were hoping for the Prairie Falcon at the powerline
> crossing, but had to “make do” with a Rough-legged Hawk.
>
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> We were only at Ankeny for a little while, but Pintail Marsh was fun. We
> found Hairy Woodpecker, over a dozen of Dunlin, Red-shouldered Hawk and a
> great candidate for Harlan’s Hawk.
>
>
>
> We concluded the day on Farmer Rd just outside Baskett Slough where we
> watched 3 Short-eared Owls rise and hunt just after sunset. A Rough-legged
> Hawk also stayed up really late there.
>
>
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> It was a fun day!
>
>
>
> Stefan Schlick
>
> Hillsboro, OR
>

 
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