Date: 5/29/19 7:03 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [obol] Fwd: ECAS Wednesday, Woodpecker day around Sisters, Cold Springs, Whispering Pines, Scotts Pass
We birded some areas continuing to scout for the woodpecker festival. Note that we had a big group of over 30 birders and so we split up into more groups. Others, please chime in with your bird stories and other names of birders as I missed some.
Our group went first to Calliope for the Sapsucker pair, leucistic Red-breasted and hybrid RB/RN. Also of course enjoyed warblers, and a very close Hammond's was special. Quick jaunt to White-headed with perfect timing for next exchange, and on to Cold Springs for Williamson's nest exchange and Hairy, Flicker and another White-headed around. Back of Cold Springs for nice Fox Sparrow and Green-tailed Towhee and on to work up toward Whispering pines. The mix of warblers, flycatchers, and empids made for a lot of variety and fun birds at each stop. The last major stop was near Scotts Pass turnoff for Hairy and Black-backed nesting birds and the Black-backs provided one of the highlights of the day. Close repeated views of male and female as they carried out parental duties of feeding and removing fecal sacs was our reward after sitting quietly for 45 minutes, waiting for the show to begin. See below for other birds and locations. I have to say that a few on the list were not seen by "my" group but we checked in with the others so I will report American Three-toed seen by some of them after a grueling, challenging, torturous slog over a mile through blowdowns etc near Trout Creek Swamp, and some had Sooty Grouse in same "big Rock" area toward Scott's Pass. Thanks to Steve Kornfeld for his excellent leadership and to Vickie Buck and Barbara Phillips for ebirding today.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net Sooty Grouse - heard by some Turkey Vulture Bald Eagle American Kestrel Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove Calliope Hummingbird Lewis' Woodpecker Williamson's Sapsucker - cold Springs Red-breasted Sapsucker - Calliope, others had at Whispering Pines Hairy Woodpecker White-headed Woodpecker - Cold Springs, Camp Polk, etc Three-toed Woodpecker - 1+ mile along "trail" beside Trout Creek Swamp Black-backed Woodpecker - Whispering Pines and nesting Scott's Pass Northern Flicker Olive-sided Flycatcher Western Wood-Pewee Hammond's Flycatcher - very cooperative Calliope Dusky Flycatcher - Cold Springs, also along 1018 Pacific-slope Flycatcher - whispering Pines Cassin's Vireo - along 1018 Warbling Vireo - several Gray Jay Steller's Jay Common Raven Tree Swallow Mountain Chickadee Bushtit - Calliope Crossing Red-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch Pygmy Nuthatch Brown Creeper - Cold Springs House Wren Golden-crowned Kinglet - Whispering Pines, full orange display Western Bluebird Mountain Bluebird Townsend's Solitaire - singing several spots American Robin Nashville Warbler - along 1018 Yellow Warbler - Calliope Yellow-rumped Warbler Townsend's Warbler several spots along 1018 Hermit Warbler - along 1018 and Whispering Pines HETO - Hermit/Townsend's cross, Whispering Pines MacGillivray's Warbler - Calliope, 1018 Common Yellowthroat Wilson's Warbler Western Tanager Green-tailed Towhee - Cold Springs Spotted Towhee Chipping Sparrow Fox Sparrow - Thick-billed Song Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Black-headed Grosbeak Red-winged Blackbird Brewer's Blackbird Brown-headed Cowbird Purple Finch - singing and perched, Calliope Crossing Cassin's Finch - Scott's Pass Red Crossbill- behind Cold Springs Pine Siskin - Scott's Pass House Sparrow Total number of species seen: 62
Birders today: Curtis Wilson, Carolyn Rochelle, Ned Austin, David Clapp, Kevin Ryan, Barbara Phillips, Rebecca Dobrowski, Ginger Kafel, Cora kafel, Vickie Buck, David Sowards-Emmerd, Mark Neudorfer, Scott Ahlf, Steve Kornfeld, Mary Webster, Joel Tinsley, Cindy Zalunardo, Sherrie Neudorfer, Howard Horvath, Aaron Jenkins, Debra McCoy, Hank Ruppbrecht, Diane Burgess, Joel Tinsley, Mike Golden, Jean Tuomi, Judy Meredith, and others. We split into 2 and 3 groups and I have lost track of names! Other half of the trip, please chime in on birders and birds that I didn't get onto the list. NEXT WEEK, same story, but some different birds! POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>