Date: 5/10/19 5:24 am From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage...> Subject: [obol] Re: South Coast East Wind Extravaganza 5/9/19
We had two LAPLAND LONGSPURS fly north past us on the beach at New River yesterday 5/9. RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were everywhere, with large flocks floating in pools just offshore and groups headed north. Andrew Partin our work partner had a GOLDEN PLOVER, presumably PACIFIC along New River yesterday also. I heard my first singing OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Tons of bugs and butterflies everywhere. Quite a day.....this morning appears foggy and very calm.....
cheers Dave Lauten and Kathy Castelein Bandon OR
On 5/9/2019 5:36 PM, Tim Rodenkirk wrote: > No rare bird reports but what a day! I was working down at Floras > Lake, Curry and we arrived at 0800 to (yes Ed) do some rare plant > monitoring. It was 60F with a very chilly wind out of NW. Most > everyone had heavy coats on except for some of the youth crew who > probably wear shorts in winter. Anyhow at almost exactly 11AM the wind > suddenly shifted to ENE and boom, it was 80F. Coats were quickly shed!! > > Along with the east winds came a plethora of what I think were painted > (versus American) ladies and thousands of flying ants. This last until > 3PM when the offshore winds suddenly busted through and it was back to > 60F in a snap of a finger. As I walked back to parking area, a 1/4 > mile away and inland- we were working close to beach, I actually > walked back into the 88F heat!! > > It got up to 91F on drive back to Coos Bay but the office at North > Bend was about 80F. Old record for Coos Bay for this date is 73F so we > safely busted it- my wife said it was up to 89 at our house in Coos Bay. > > Early on at Floras Lake heard Yellow Warblers singing. Had WW Pee-wee > singing there two days ago. Also had a bird fly in from ocean that I > wish I had bins for. Did hear one LAPLAND LONGSPUR call during big > heat (which also included 20+ mph winds giving us the blast furnace > effect). > > Super amazing day- temps usually back to normal (60s) after these east > wind events- on the coast that is. > > Maybe there will be some displaced goodies in early AM manana? > > Merry migration! > Tim R > Coos Bay