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.

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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.

This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net

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,
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