Date: 1/9/19 11:17 am
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [obol] Re: NE Portland Yellow and Palm Warblers

> On Jan 8, 2019, at 8:07 PM, Jay Withgott <withgott...> wrote:
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> Hi all —
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> Philip’s Yellow Warbler is a very rare find. As far as I can tell, it is the latest-staying / latest-surviving winter Yellow Warbler ever recorded in Oregon.
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> One or more of the Esteemed Birding Elders of this listserv will probably chime in with X number of historical examples now to prove me wrong (please do if they exist), but from what I can find from a search of eBird and Birds of Oregon: A General Reference, there are a handful of Nov. and Dec. records of Yellow Warbler, but no records after January 1st.
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> In terms of eBird records alone, Philip's is the latest winter Yellow Warbler record anywhere on the West Coast north of Humboldt Co., California. The very mild winter thus far in Portland has no doubt contributed to its survival.
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> However, “our" bird is currently in competition with a Yellow Warbler in Tacoma, WA, that has been seen this month from 4 Jan. to 7 Jan. — so we’ll have to see which one survives and is seen the longest! The Sounders-Timbers rivalry ain’t got nothin’ on this one.
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> Jay Withgott
> Portland
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> I recall an adult male Yellow Warbler that once wintered at theRhododendron Garden in Eastmoreland (Portland) many years ago. I think it was seen on the CBC date that year as well.



Jeff




 
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