Date: 1/8/19 7:22 am From: Tristen Hynes <tristen.hynes16...> Subject: [obol] Re: Common birds: Bewick's Wrens and Golden-crowned sparrows
I drove my some road in Albany, on the valley floor with some blackberry's and pished briefly and 6 or 7 golden crowns popped up.
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On Tue, 8 Jan 2019, 7:06 am J Hayes <balgryph...> wrote:
> Here in the Portland area, I am finding Bewick's Wrens in roughly normal > numbers. Golden-crowned Sparrows seem to be markedly reduced in number. I > covered a 3.2 mile stretch of the Springwater Trail and found ONE > Golden-crowned and ONE White-crowned Sparrow vs. 22 Song Sparrows and six > Bewick's Wrens, in habitat that typically harbors lots of Zonos and > Juncos. Juncos also seem down somewhat. I think the hot, dry summer and > early fall weather wreaked havoc on the weed seed crop these birds depend > upon. Even the blackberry crop was affected, with blackened, shriveled > fruits on the vines by mid September. Robins, however, are abundant - we > haven't had a strong freeze yet and the grass is still green. Overall, we > haven't had winter yet. Yesterday, I saw a rosebush with several fresh > blossoms. > > Jeff Hayes > > Portland > > On Mon, Jan 7, 2019, 6:18 PM <philliplc...> wrote: > >> Robins have also been ubiquitous in Lincoln City >> lately. Plus early yesterday morning I saw at least >> 200 scattered feeding in one Schooner Creek >> pasture. >> >> Phil >> >>