Date: 1/9/19 1:32 pm
From: Dennis Arendt <dennisarendt...>
Subject: [obol] Wednesday list from Eugene
The Wednesday birders from Eugene went to the Delta Ponds. The day started
cold and wet and dark, but by 10:00 the sun started to come out from the
clouds and the birds started hopping from the bushes. We started at the
Valley River Center parking lot, in the northwest corner. On the ponds
were the regular ducks (mallards, Gadwalls, Shovelers, Ring-necks,
Bufflehead, Hooded Merganzers). On the river we saw Lesser Scaup, one
Common Merganzer, and some of the pond ducks, but no Goldeneyes. Two of
the three Black Phoebes were found on the ponds and one on the river’s
edge. Two adult Bald Eagles cruised overhead near the end of our morning.
Two Wrentits, which had been found during the CBC, were located in the
blackberries close to the trail before we approached the first large pond.
As we were leaving, a Green Heron was spotted by Sarah at the far edge of
the main pond near the office buildings. Here is our entire list.

Cackling Goose – some on the ponds

Canada Goose

Northern Shoveler – a few

Gadwall - lots

American Wigeon – a couple


Green-winged Teal – a dozen

Ring-necked Duck – several

Lesser Scaup – a dozen on the river


Hooded Merganser – three pairs

Common Merganser – one on the river

Pied-billed Grebe - eight

Mourning Dove

Anna's Hummingbird – very common, heard frequently

American Coot

Killdeer - one

Glaucous-winged Gull

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Green Heron - one

Bald Eagle – two adults

Red-shouldered Hawk - two

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-breasted Sapsucker - one

Downy Woodpecker – three or four

Hairy Woodpecker - one

Northern Flicker – only one heard

Black Phoebe - three

California Scrub-Jay – many, but no Stellers

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee


White-breasted Nuthatch – one heard

Brown Creeper

Pacific Wren – one

Bewick's Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Wrentit - two

American Robin

European Starling

House Finch – only two

Lesser Goldfinch – not many

American Goldfinch – a couple

Fox Sparrow - one

Dark-eyed Junco

White-crowned Sparrow – only one

Golden-crowned Sparrow – several scattered about

White-throated Sparrow - one

Song Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Red-winged Blackbird

Yellow-rumped Warbler – many, especially after the sun came out

House Sparrow – two near the apartments

Sylvia Maulding, Cindy and Mark Armstrong, Jim Regali, Kit Larsen, Judy
Franzen, John Polo, Sarah Vasconcellos, Tom Cable, Jim Mitchell, Ellen
Cantor, Nancy Clogston and Dennis Arendt

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