Date: 4/24/19 7:28 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [obol] ECAS Wednesday, Crooked River WC, etc. BEAN, yes
Yes, the TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE is still being found, and thanks to Aaron Beerman for locating it a few days ago. Being seen daily.
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: ECAS Wednesday, Crooked River WC, etc. BEAN, yes Date: 04-24-2019 19:23 From: <jmeredit...> To: COBOL <COBOL...>
Fun in the sun!! YES, the TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE lingers in the fields NW, adjacent to CRWC. Viewing from the wetlands offered distant views but there were too many of us to park on the roadside for closer access. We could see enough field marks to confirm ID. We also had nice WESTERN KINGBIRD, SWAINSON'S HAWK and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. The whole area is vast, so it was very helpful to have Chuck Gates and Sue Brittain scouting and using the elec cart to ferry people to special birds. First pond had a BLUE-WINGED TEAL pair and 8 TRI-COLORED BLACKBIRDS. On to Houston for SNOW GEESE, BALD EAGLES, etc. A few people saw an AMERICAN BITTERN when it flushed from the edge of the cattails. At Redmond Pond, The SWAINSON's HAWK there was welcomed "home". Jan got us on the 2 Red-necked Phalaropes with the ducks at a distance. The 200 or so Yellow-rumped Warblers continue to astound, mostly on the south side, steady flocks of 20-25 feeding on the many flying insects. Thanks to Milt Vine for ebirding and sharing the list. 62 species, very nice for April in central Oregon. Note, if only 1 person saw a bird, it is not on the "group list", only 2, a ++. I may miss listing some that were mentioned but only 1 person mentioned the bird......so please do add it if I missed for the group list.
TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE - in field with Canada Geese!!! Nice Snow Goose - 2 Houston Canada Goose Gadwall American Wigeon Mallard Blue-winged Teal - 2 CRWC Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Green-Winged Teal Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Ruddy Duck Pied-billed Grebe American White Pelican - 8 at Houston Double-crested Cormorant - 1 at Houston American Bittern - 1 at small marsh at Houston Great Blue Heron Turkey Vulture Osprey Bald Eagle - adult pair Houston Northern Harrier Swainson's Hawk - 1 CRWC overhead, 1 Redmond Red-tailed Hawk Ferruginous Hawk - 1 seen in fields N of CRWC American Kestrel Prairie Falcon - 1 in air, Redmond ponds Sora - 1 confiding bird close strolling around American Coot Killdeer Black-necked Stilt - 6 at Houston Greater Yellowlegs - 1 CRWC - strange call Least Sandpiper - CRWC, Houston and Redmond Red-necked Phalarope - 1 CRWC and 2 Redmond Eurasian Collared-Dove Belted Kingfisher - CRWC Northern Flicker Western Kingbird - 1 CRWC, fenceline Western Scrub-Jay Black-billed Magpie Common Raven Tree Swallow Violet-green Swallow Northern Rough-winged Swallow Cliff Swallow Barn Swallow Marsh Wren ++ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - seen by only 2 or 3 American Robin European Starling Orange-crowned Warbler ++ Nashville Warbler - CRWC seen by 2, photo Yellow-rumped Warbler Savannah Sparrow - many CRWC Song Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow - few Houston, Redmond, Red-winged Blackbird Tricolored Blackbird - 8, seen by all, CRWC Yellow-headed Blackbird - many and vocal! Brewer's Blackbird House Sparrow Total number of species seen by the group: 62
Birders today: Chuck Gates, Sue Brittain, David Sowards-Emmered, Dave Drake and Pat Perkins, Joel Tinsley, Stu Garrett, John Kistler, Beverly Cooper, Gordon Wetzel, Aaron Jenkins, Sue Bertsch, Mike Golden, Sherrie Pierce, Cindy Zalunardo, Toni Morozumi, Jan Rising, Howard Horvath, Scott Ahls, Milt Vine, Bob Sizoo, Don Sutherland, Judy Meredith. Next week, EARLY START, 5 a.m. at NE corner of parking lot at Forum, in section with Barnes and Noble and Wild Birds Unlimited. Dress Warmly!! Good birding, POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>