Date: 5/5/19 6:02 pm From: Erik Ostrander <erik.d.ostrander...> Subject: [obol] 1st Sunday Cannon Beach Bird Walk
This morning was the Monthly bird walk in Cannon Beach. We could not have asked for better weather this morning. 6 birders were in attendance, though again I was unable to attend the entire walk, we had 24 species in the first hour before I had to leave.
The migrants are definitely here in full force. We had all expected species of SWALLOWS right from the parking lot, except the PURPLE MARTINS that should be showing up any day now. I was able to get a couple pictures of the cooperative TREE SWALLOWS and we enjoyed the antics of BARN SWALLOWS, CLIFF SWALLOWS, and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS as they flew circles low and high near the parking lot.
The path along the eastern half of the settling ponds is currently closed but that closure did not ruin the walk.
WILSON'S WARBLERS were calling continuously throughout the entire walk I even got a couple recordings and pictures of those tiny warblers.
Right before Hannah and I had to leave to get back to work we had a flyover of a COOPER'S HAWK up near the aeration basins.