A big day for interesting birds today. Trask Colby found a roosting Flammulated Owl high in a cottonwood at HQ this morning. Later in the day he found an Eastern Phoebe at the pond as you enter Page Springs, so he is a leading candidate for winning the Cheese Straightener for accomplishments in birding today. The other leading candidates are Isaac Denzer and the Corvallis crew for their photo documented Broad-winged Hawk at Fields Oasis.
Also at Fields this afternoon, Dave Irons found a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak coming to a seed pile at the north end of town and a Least Flycatcher. A possible Least Fly at HQ eluded definitive photos. Barry McKenzie found a Black-and-White Warbler at Page Springs near the start of the wilderness trail. There was no report of the Tennessee or Black-and-White at HQ, which had good coverage all day and good weather until 3:30 p.m.
Mosquitos are alive but not heavy.
Tomorrow’s forecast: windy but a pleasant morning, possibly moist in the p.m.
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