Date: 5/29/19 1:42 pm
From: Dennis Arendt <dennisarendt...>
Subject: [obol] Wednesday group to Fern Ridge & Perkins
The Eugene Wednesday bird group went to the west 11th Ave. entrance to the
Fisher Unit of Fern Ridge Reservoir and to Perkins Peninsula. The grass at
Fern Ridge was high and wet. Two Redheads were on pond 3 (barn pond).
Blue-winged Teal were in pond 2. Spotted Sandpipers were numerous and
noisy. The absence of Cliff Swallows was puzzling. The single Dark-eyed
Junco fits into the other sightings of Juncos nesting in the Eugene
lowlands this year. A single male Wilson’s Phalarope was found on the west
side of pond 2. At Perkins Peninsula we found an enormous number of Cedar
Waxwings – estimated to about 200. They covered the tops of a couple of
oak trees and were flying about in large groups. The bird lists follow,
separating Fern Ridge from Perkins.



*OR, Fern Ridge, Fisher Unit & Royal Ave** 44 *

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Blue-winged Teal – 3 males

Cinnamon Teal – 3 males

Gadwall – most common duck

Mallard

Redhead – male & female on pond 3

California Quail

Pied-billed Grebe

Mourning Dove

Killdeer

Wilson's Phalarope – one male on pond 2

Spotted Sandpiper - common

Black Tern

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Northern Harrier

Red-tailed Hawk

Downy Woodpecker

American Kestrel

Western Wood-Pewee

Willow Flycatcher – one only

California Scrub-Jay

Common Raven

Purple Martin – a few near west side of pond 1

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Bushtit

Bewick's Wren

Cedar Waxwing – many flocks of 20 to 30 flying over

Purple Finch – one female

American Goldfinch

Dark-eyed Junco – one at west side of Fisher Butte

Song Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Yellow-headed Blackbird – two flying over

Western Meadowlark

Red-winged Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird - many

Common Yellowthroat – frequently seen and heard

Wilson's Warbler - one

Black-headed Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting – two males singing

*OR, Fern Ridge, Perkins Peninsula** 42 *

Canada Goose

Mallard

Western Grebe – several

Clark's Grebe - four

Band-tailed Pigeon – a group of 13 in trees on the west side

Anna's Hummingbird - one

Rufous Hummingbird - one

Killdeer

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle – two perched on Gibson Island

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Acorn Woodpecker

Western Wood-Pewee

Willow Flycatcher

Warbling Vireo – one heard

California Scrub-Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Bushtit

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper – an adult feeding a young one

Bewick's Wren

Swainson's Thrush – two in forest on west side

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing – 200, maybe more

House Finch

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Yellow-headed Blackbird – several seen in reeds east of Perkins

Red-winged Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Yellow Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak



Tom Cable, Scott McNeeley, Rachael Friese, Nancy Clogston, Charlie Thomas,
Sylvia Maulding, Sarah Vasconcellos, Sue Hutchinson, Jim Regali, Steve &
Sue Dignam, and Dennis Arendt

 
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