Date: 4/24/19 2:35 pm
From: Larry McQueen <larmcqueen...>
Subject: [obol] Wed morning, Eugene
We walked part of the “Millrace Trail” in east Springfield. The ducks were in the first pond from the parking area, and the geese, too. Geese were perched atop tall snags, but no snag nest was observed. A pair of Wood Ducks was stationed at their cavity entrance, poised for photos. And a Wood Duck family had their 7 ducklings out for a swim. There was a good variety of songbird migrants, but they were in no large numbers.

Canada Goose breeding pairs
Wood Duck several pairs
Mallard a few just around
Ring-necked Duck 5
Hooded Merganser 3 females
Eurasian Collared Dove 6
Mourning Dove 7
Vaux’s Swift 1
Anna’s Hummingbird 12
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture a few single birds soaring
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 soaring
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 5
American Kestrel 1
Black Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Steller’s Jay 1
California Scrub-Jay 2
American Crow single birds around
Common Raven 2
Tree Swallow very few seen
Violet-green Swallow the most of swallows
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee maybe 12
Bushtit 2
Brown Creeper 1
Bewick’s Wren 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Wrentit 6
American Robin 4
European Starling few
Evening Grosbeak a small group
House Finch 2 fly-overs
Lesser Goldfinch 1
American Goldfinch small group
Spotted Towhee 8
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln’s Sparrow 2
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 12
Nashville Warbler 2 or 3
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1
Wilson’s Warbler 5
Black-headed Grosbeak 3 singing from large cottonwoods.

Dennis Arendt, Judy Franzen, Ellen Cantor, Jim Regali, Tom Cable, Sylvia Maulding, Kit Larsen, Steve Dignam, Rachael Frieze, Jim Mitchell, Rosy Hammond, and Larry McQueen

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