Date: 1/9/19 11:54 am
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [obol] Re: NE Portland Yellow and Palm Warblers

> On Jan 8, 2019, at 11:00 PM, David Irons <llsdirons...> wrote:
>
> Jay,
>
> I just dove into the historic CBC data. The year was actually 1980. That year David Fix, my dad and I were part of the team that covered our old neighborhood and haunts in Eastmoreland/Westmoreland/Sellwood area of SE Portland. Over the years a number of different folks teamed with my dad and I to cover that sub-sector for the Portland count. My recollection was that we had five species of warblers in our area in the year that we had the Yellow. Indeed we had the Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Orange-crowned (2) and Black-throated Gray and Hermit in our area. As I recall the Hermit and Yellow with with a Townsend's flock at Crystal Springs, the Black-throated Gray was in the tall Douglas-firs on the bluff above Oaks Bottoms in Sellwood Park (in another Townsend's/chickadee flock) and the two Orange-crowneds were down along RR tracks on the blackberry covered slopes between Oaks Bottoms and the Ross Island Bridge. My dad dropped Fix and I off at the bridge and we met him at Sellwood Park where he had found the flocks with the Black-throated Gray.
>
> I can't imagine that any Portland CBC team before or since has found five species of warblers in a day on the count. This makes a case for birding neighborhood parks in town during the winter months.
>
> Dave Irons
> Beaverton, OR
>
>
Dave

That is the occurrence that I was referring to. I thought you had seen it.

Jeff



 
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