Date: 6/7/19 6:38 am
From: Pat Blue Heron <patblueheron...>
Subject: [obol] Late shorebirds?

Was camped a week at Tillicum Beach. A dozen or 2 Whimbrels were on the beach each morning and evening. Am thinking that is late? If so why?
Pat Blue Heron
Florence
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> On Jun 6, 2019, at 10:07 PM, "<obol...>" <obol...> wrote:
>
> obol Digest Thursday, June 06 2019 Volume: 08 Issue: 167
>
> In This Issue:
> #1: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Describing migrant shorebirds, was: Late Coos Sho
> #2: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Subject: [obol] Red-breasted Grosbeak continues, Bald Hill,Corvallis
> #3: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Subject: [obol] RB Grosbeak moving around
> #4: From: Deanna Snow <ZeeSnowBird...>
> Subject: [obol] Swan Goose in Philomath
> #5: From: DianaByrne <diana.byrne...>
> Subject: [obol] Summer Tanager reported on eBird, near Hood River
> #6: From: Priscilla Sokolowski <priscillanhk...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Summer Tanager reported on eBird, near Hood River
> #7: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Subject: [obol] Peregrine with prey at Finley
> #8: From: <philliplc...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Describing migrant shorebirds, was: Late Coos Sho
> #9: From: "Craig Tumer" <craig...>
> Subject: [obol] Vanport -Grackle No; Ash-throated Flycatcher yes.
> #10: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
> #11: From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
> #12: From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
> #13: From: Aaron Skirvin <umatbirder...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
> #14: From: "" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender "avitours" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] 6/6/19 - Union County, OR : RED-EYED VIREO
> #15: From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
> #16: From: Nels Nelson <nelsnelson7...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Summer Tanager reported on eBird, near Hood River
> #17: From: George Neavoll <gneavoll...>
> Subject: [obol] Rare bird alerts
> #18: From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
> Subject: [obol] Malheur update
> #19: From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Rare bird alerts
> #20: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Rare bird alerts
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Msg: #1 in digest
> From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 05:33:53 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Describing migrant shorebirds, was: Late Coos Shorebirds
>
> I base my early and late records on years of shorebird data tracking, for
> instance, with Red-necked Phalaropes are consistently seen year to year in
> small numbers up through about the second week of June and birds then
> generally are not seen again until late month when what I guess are south
> bound birds appear in number. With several species early and late dates
> don’t really work- especially with species that consistently appear
> throughout June like Whimbrel. I keep track of early and late dates for
> passerines in Coos also...
> Tim
>
>> On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 10:05 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
>>
>> Well, one explanation of which I know only a little is that first-year
>> shorebirds may not return (entirely) to their natal and later breeding
>> grounds.
>> That is, they may not breed in their first year at all and not make it
>> 'all the way' back.
>> This could account for shorebirds which show up at odd times through the
>> late spring to summer.
>> I'm unaware whether they are in 'full' breeding plumage at this time but I
>> would imagine that they are.
>> Here is one somewhat related article
>>
>>
>> https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/iwsgb/n033/p00037-p00038.pdf
>>
>> Undoubtedly more information could be found with persistence, for instance
>> about different species.
>>
>> Bob OBrien Carver OR
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 8:24 PM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I first encountered this notion about 1973 when l first subscribed to
>>> American Birds. There is a pretty broad window surrounding the summer
>>> solstice when we really don't know what's going on. Noting time and place
>>> is about all we can do. Turning these peeps and pipers , curvebilled
>>> snipers into vectors is idle speculation.lpn
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jun 5, 2019, 8:15 PM David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Descriptors for migrant birds that inform the reader as to whether the
>>>> individual(s) are migrating (north south, or otherwise) are problematic to
>>>> assign, especially at the extreme date ranges for known migratory periods
>>>> of the population observed. After thinking on this, I would call a
>>>> Red-necked Phalarope seen suddenly on 18 or 20 June in Coos simply a late
>>>> Spring bird (assuming it was prior to solstice). We can't know without more
>>>> data on that individual whether it has just arrived in Oregon from the
>>>> north or even from the south. It could have been over-summering somewhere
>>>> nearby, who knows? As for calling birds in July "early Fall" birds, why not
>>>> just "early summer" birds if not showing evidential behavior suggestive of
>>>> a directional movement? If memory serves, I have learned that a significant
>>>> number of second-year shorebirds stay all that year-round on their
>>>> wintering grounds; some migrate north to a latitude somewhere short of the
>>>> population's breeding range and then stage for the summer before heading
>>>> back south.
>>>>
>>>> Certainly hypotheses of what behavior the birds we encounter are engaged
>>>> in are important, but when describing the birds movement there is no
>>>> inherent need to give a concrete descriptor when the evidence for such
>>>> behavior is lacking or equivocal.
>>>>
>>>> Please discuss.
>>>>
>>>> David
>>>>
>>>> David C. Bailey
>>>> Seaside, Oregon
>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Jun 5, 2019, 17:34 Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Last Friday the 31st there was a large flock of 37 Whimbrel and one
>>>>> Marbled Godwit at Bandon Marsh. On the 2nd Richard and Margaret Alcorn had
>>>>> 45 Whimbrel and the one godwit still around. Whimbrel are sometime around
>>>>> all June so hard to say when the latest spring date is. The latest spring
>>>>> date for godwit in Coos is 18 June and earliest “fall” arrival 5 Jul.
>>>>>
>>>>> Also on the 2nd Daniel Farrar had a late Red Knot at the mouth of
>>>>> Tenmile Creek in NW Coos. The latest spring record for Coos was 4 June by
>>>>> Daniel at the same location in 2014.
>>>>>
>>>>> Yesterday, the 4th, there were five Red-necked Phalarope at the old
>>>>> Weyerhaeuser settling pond site on N Spit of Coos Bay. The latest spring
>>>>> date I know of for this species is 15 June and was a bird that had been
>>>>> around for over a week. The earliest arrival for this species is 24 June.
>>>>> However, in 2015 there were singles on 18 and 20th June- late or early
>>>>> birds??? Mid-June shorebirds can be difficult to call early or late
>>>>> sometimes and could even be birds that never make it to the breeding
>>>>> grounds versus birds already headed south from the breeding grounds.
>>>>>
>>>>> Today saw five Whimbrel at Pony Slough in North Bend.
>>>>>
>>>>> Listening for unfamiliar songs with my windows down as I drive around
>>>>> town- the first two weeks of June the best time for vagrants on the coast-
>>>>> since there is so much habitat they can show up just about anywhere...
>>>>>
>>>>> Merry late migration!
>>>>> Tim R
>>>>> Coos Bay
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #2 in digest
> From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 06:56:51 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Red-breasted Grosbeak continues, Bald Hill,Corvallis
>
> Heard from trail at gps on Jamie Simmons eBird report. Serious bushwacking
> required for good visual detection. Flew east after 5 min.and is singing
> with equal vigor over there. Changes location within same tree often,
> always a few inches below top of canopy.44.56987N-123.33708. Lots of poison
> oak. Lars
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #3 in digest
> From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 07:25:36 -0700
> Subject: [obol] RB Grosbeak moving around
>
> I got tired of craning my neck for 2 second views and returned to the path.
> Immediately it began to sing from a small riparian patch in the private
> pasture to the north. After about two minutes it flew east 100 plus meters
> and has been si ging in the white alders along Mulkey Creek. Now it's back
> in the riparian island.
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #4 in digest
> From: Deanna Snow <ZeeSnowBird...>
> Subject: [obol] Swan Goose in Philomath
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 14:56:09 +0000
>
> On June 2nd, my friend and I went to the Philomath Sewage ponds looking for the aforementioned Wandering Tattlers. We were unsuccessful, but did come across a Swan Goose pair. They were hanging with a Canada Goose in the second pond area. It took me a while to figure out what they were, as only one of my many bird books had a picture of one. The pictures I got were blurred, as sun was shining, causing too much glare and reflection, but they were good enough to identify the bird.
> Happy birding!!
> Deanna Snow - Longview WA
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #5 in digest
> From: DianaByrne <diana.byrne...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 08:14:47 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Summer Tanager reported on eBird, near Hood River
>
> I saw this report of a Summer Tanager in a rare bird alert from eBird, and wonder if anyone else has seen it or followed up:
>
> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (2)
> - Reported Jun 05, 2019 08:45 by Jim Bruce
> - Government Cove, Hood River, Oregon
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=45.686396,-121.8430996&ll=45.686396,-121.8430996
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57122290
> - Comments: "First saw female and thought it might have been female oriole (yellow w greenish yellow) and then saw the male, all red with wings a darker red (not as bright). Song very typical: robin like but slightly slurred. Call note: rapid pit, pit. On the penninula that juts out into river on east side of cove. Cotton wood type trees but not sure of species. From the gate follow narrow path along water on west side of gate.”
>
> - Diana Byrne
> diana.byrne AT comcast.net
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #6 in digest
> From: Priscilla Sokolowski <priscillanhk...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 08:43:13 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Summer Tanager reported on eBird, near Hood River
>
> Not since the ebird report, but back on June 1, there was a posting
> in the facebook group "birdingoregon" in which a Stephanie Hazeem reported
> seeing an "all red" bird near Eastport plaza in SE Portland. She wrote: "I
> saw a very bright red bird in SE Portland by eastport plaza yesterday. (It
> wasn't an escaped parrot.) By the time I got the walk to cross it had hid..
> I know it wasn't a parrot or woodpecker it it was completely red... like,
> Northern Cardinal red... I'm very frustrated that I couldn't get closer. He
> def did a good job hiding".
> There were 32 comments posted in which someone suggested a Cardinal and she
> replied: "I know, there have only been a few documented cases here.. I'm
> wondering if it was a summer tanager." Otherwise people suggested it was
> possibly a Red Crossbill. and the discussion wound down with no
> resolution.
>
> Here is a link (I hope) to her post in the BirdingOregon facebook group:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/birdingoregon/permalink/871482413209981/
>
> Priscilla Sokolowski
>
>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:15 AM DianaByrne <diana.byrne...> wrote:
>>
>> I saw this report of a Summer Tanager in a rare bird alert from eBird, and
>> wonder if anyone else has seen it or followed up:
>>
>> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (2)
>> - Reported Jun 05, 2019 08:45 by Jim Bruce
>> - Government Cove, Hood River, Oregon
>> - Map:
>> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.686396,-121.8430996&llE.686396,-121.8430996
>> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57122290
>> - Comments: "First saw female and thought it might have been female oriole
>> (yellow w greenish yellow) and then saw the male, all red with wings a
>> darker red (not as bright). Song very typical: robin like but slightly
>> slurred. Call note: rapid pit, pit. On the penninula that juts out into
>> river on east side of cove. Cotton wood type trees but not sure of
>> species. From the gate follow narrow path along water on west side of gate.”
>>
>> - Diana Byrne
>> diana.byrne AT comcast.net
>>
>>
>>
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>
> Msg: #7 in digest
> From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 09:14:56 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Peregrine with prey at Finley
>
> Just saw a male Peregrine hauling a small prize northwards from Cabell
> Marsh. I'm parked at Bald Top overlook. The presumed tiercel disappeared
> behind trees on the same trajectory.
> Olive-sided Flycatcher calling from the oak szvannah in the near west.
> Is it really a late migrant?
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #8 in digest
> From: <philliplc...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Describing migrant shorebirds, was: Late Coos Shorebirds
> Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:13:49 -0500
>
>> some migrate north to a latitude somewhere short of > the
> population's breeding range and then stage for the > summer before
> heading back south.
> Just based on seawatch observations this also appearsto be true of
> some immature/non-breeding scoters andloons, and possibly also some
> alcids with large populationsto the north.
> It may also be true of albertaensis California Gulls, asthere is
> banding evidence some fall adults move west to the B.C. coast before
> heading south in an angled route.It would make sense that some
> percentage of the manycoastal oversummering immatures here (which
> range quite large) were Canadian born and partially followed the
> normal migratory return route of their parents.
> Phil
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #9 in digest
> From: "Craig Tumer" <craig...>
> Subject: [obol] Vanport -Grackle No; Ash-throated Flycatcher yes.
> Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 12:58:32 -0700
>
> Craig Tumer
> Portland
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #10 in digest
> From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:15:51 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
>
> On eBird found a report of Harris’s Sparrow at Cape Arago on Tuesday by
> MaryAnne Clayton with a photo- amazing! There are no other spring migrant
> records for the county and most overwintering birds disappear in March. I
> checked the Handbook of Oregon Birds by the illustrious Herlyn and
> Contreras and the account mentions several records to late May but no June
> records? Anyone know if there has been any other June records?
> I have never met the observer- what a cool find!
>
> Was out birding this AM but nothing out of ordinary, one RN Phalarope at N
> Spit. A bazillion OC Warblers singing out near Cape Blanco but no RB
> Grosbeak.
>
> Tim R
> Coos Bay
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #11 in digest
> From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:18:03 -0700
>
> White-throated Sparrow found at HQ today by Dwight Porter and Anne Heyerly. I thought there were some early June Harris’s from NE Oregon but might be wrong.
>
> Alan Contreras
> <acontrer56...>
> Eugene, Oregon
>
> www.alanlcontreras.com
>
>
>> On Jun 6, 2019, at 1:15 PM, Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> wrote:
>>
>> On eBird found a report of Harris’s Sparrow at Cape Arago on Tuesday by MaryAnne Clayton with a photo- amazing! There are no other spring migrant records for the county and most overwintering birds disappear in March. I checked the Handbook of Oregon Birds by the illustrious Herlyn and Contreras and the account mentions several records to late May but no June records? Anyone know if there has been any other June records?
>>
>> I have never met the observer- what a cool find!
>>
>> Was out birding this AM but nothing out of ordinary, one RN Phalarope at N Spit. A bazillion OC Warblers singing out near Cape Blanco but no RB Grosbeak.
>>
>> Tim R
>> Coos Bay
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #12 in digest
> Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
> From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:27:05 -0700
>
> There are no June records for Central Oregon that I know of. There are
> only 3 records of Harris's Sparrow in Central Oregon from the month of
> May. At least two of the May records are dubious.
>
>> On 6/6/2019 1:15 PM, Tim Rodenkirk wrote:
>> On eBird found a report of Harris’s Sparrow at Cape Arago on Tuesday
>> by MaryAnne Clayton with a photo- amazing! There are no other spring
>> migrant records for the county and most overwintering birds disappear
>> in March. I checked the Handbook of Oregon Birds by the illustrious
>> Herlyn and Contreras and the account mentions several records to late
>> May but no June records? Anyone know if there has been any other June
>> records?
>>
>> I have never met the observer- what a cool find!
>>
>> Was out birding this AM but nothing out of ordinary, one RN Phalarope
>> at N Spit. A bazillion OC Warblers singing out near Cape Blanco but no
>> RB Grosbeak.
>>
>> Tim R
>> Coos Bay
>
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>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #13 in digest
> From: Aaron Skirvin <umatbirder...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:42:06 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
>
> Latest spring report of Harris's Sparrow in Umatilla County is May 5.
> Aaron Skirvin
>
>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> wrote:
>>
>> On eBird found a report of Harris’s Sparrow at Cape Arago on Tuesday by
>> MaryAnne Clayton with a photo- amazing! There are no other spring migrant
>> records for the county and most overwintering birds disappear in March. I
>> checked the Handbook of Oregon Birds by the illustrious Herlyn and
>> Contreras and the account mentions several records to late May but no June
>> records? Anyone know if there has been any other June records?
>>
>> I have never met the observer- what a cool find!
>>
>> Was out birding this AM but nothing out of ordinary, one RN Phalarope at N
>> Spit. A bazillion OC Warblers singing out near Cape Blanco but no RB
>> Grosbeak.
>>
>> Tim R
>> Coos Bay
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #14 in digest
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 21:31:23 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender "avitours" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] 6/6/19 - Union County, OR : RED-EYED VIREO
>
> Today (6/6/19), at 10:50 a.m., I heard, saw, and then photographed a RED-EYED VIREO. It was initially calling from the canopy of some tall Siberian Elms on the north side of M Avenue, inbetween Oak and Cedar Streets in La Grande, Oregon. This was my 292nd Union County Life Bird ... nearly 30 years of Union County birding in the making. A full report with photos can be viewed here:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57140541
>
> Good birding,
>
> - Trent
>
> Trent Bray
> La Grande, OR
> <avitours...>
> 541.980.4443
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #15 in digest
> From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 16:10:50 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Harris’s Sparrow 6/4/19
>
> I checked on eBird and no other June records there. WA has two- one on
> Tatoosh Island off Neah Bay from 2007 and one at Windust Park on same 4
> June date from a few years back by Ryan Merrill. Both reports have great
> descriptions but no photos.
> There are two WT Sparrow records in Curry from 20 and 21 June in the
> Handbook of OR Birds.
>
> Tim Rodenkirk
> Coos Bay
>
>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 1:43 PM Aaron Skirvin <umatbirder...> wrote:
>>
>> Latest spring report of Harris's Sparrow in Umatilla County is May 5.
>>
>> Aaron Skirvin
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On eBird found a report of Harris’s Sparrow at Cape Arago on Tuesday by
>>> MaryAnne Clayton with a photo- amazing! There are no other spring migrant
>>> records for the county and most overwintering birds disappear in March. I
>>> checked the Handbook of Oregon Birds by the illustrious Herlyn and
>>> Contreras and the account mentions several records to late May but no June
>>> records? Anyone know if there has been any other June records?
>>>
>>> I have never met the observer- what a cool find!
>>>
>>> Was out birding this AM but nothing out of ordinary, one RN Phalarope at
>>> N Spit. A bazillion OC Warblers singing out near Cape Blanco but no RB
>>> Grosbeak.
>>>
>>> Tim R
>>> Coos Bay
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #16 in digest
> From: Nels Nelson <nelsnelson7...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 17:36:48 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Summer Tanager reported on eBird, near Hood River
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57148436
> I followed up on this RBA, hoping to re-locate the pair of Summer
> Tanagers. However, no luck. I walked the narrow path completely around
> the island and walked the Cottonwood covered section of trail twice, plus I
> walked all the roads on the island. I used playback conservatively in the
> areas with Cottonwood, but no sign of the Summer Tanagers. I spent just
> over two hours there, so should have seen or heard them, but came up empty.
> The steady wind could be a factor, but don't think so, as I did manage to
> locate the oriole (with NO playback). My thoughts are they appear to have
> moved on.
>
> Nels Nelson
> Hillsboro
>
>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:15 AM DianaByrne <diana.byrne...> wrote:
>>
>> I saw this report of a Summer Tanager in a rare bird alert from eBird, and
>> wonder if anyone else has seen it or followed up:
>>
>> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (2)
>> - Reported Jun 05, 2019 08:45 by Jim Bruce
>> - Government Cove, Hood River, Oregon
>> - Map:
>> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.686396,-121.8430996&llE.686396,-121.8430996
>> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57122290
>> - Comments: "First saw female and thought it might have been female oriole
>> (yellow w greenish yellow) and then saw the male, all red with wings a
>> darker red (not as bright). Song very typical: robin like but slightly
>> slurred. Call note: rapid pit, pit. On the penninula that juts out into
>> river on east side of cove. Cotton wood type trees but not sure of
>> species. From the gate follow narrow path along water on west side of gate.”
>>
>> - Diana Byrne
>> diana.byrne AT comcast.net
>>
>>
>>
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>
> Msg: #17 in digest
> From: George Neavoll <gneavoll...>
> Subject: [obol] Rare bird alerts
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 18:06:55 -0700
>
> More and more reports seem to be going exclusively to eBird, without follow-up on OBOL. That eliminates a whole slew of birders, myself included, who would like to know about such sightings but are left to hear about them second- or third-hand - often too late. I know, I know, I should be on eBird, but I’m not, nor, I’m sure, are hundreds of others. Pretty please?
> George Neavoll
> S.W. Portland
>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>> From: Nels Nelson <nelsnelson7...>
>> Subject: [obol] Re: Summer Tanager reported on eBird, near Hood River
>> Date: June 6, 2019 at 5:36:48 PM PDT
>> To: OBOL <OBOL...>
>> Cc: Diana Byrne <diana.byrne...>
>> Reply-To: <nelsnelson7...>
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57148436 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57148436>
>>
>> I followed up on this RBA, hoping to re-locate the pair of Summer Tanagers. However, no luck. I walked the narrow path completely around the island and walked the Cottonwood covered section of trail twice, plus I walked all the roads on the island. I used playback conservatively in the areas with Cottonwood, but no sign of the Summer Tanagers. I spent just over two hours there, so should have seen or heard them, but came up empty. The steady wind could be a factor, but don't think so, as I did manage to locate the oriole (with NO playback). My thoughts are they appear to have moved on.
>>
>> Nels Nelson
>> Hillsboro
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>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:15 AM DianaByrne <diana.byrne...> <mailto:<diana.byrne...>> wrote:
>> I saw this report of a Summer Tanager in a rare bird alert from eBird, and wonder if anyone else has seen it or followed up:
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>> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (2)
>> - Reported Jun 05, 2019 08:45 by Jim Bruce
>> - Government Cove, Hood River, Oregon
>> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.686396,-121.8430996&llE.686396,-121.8430996 <http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.686396,-121.8430996&llE.686396,-121.8430996>
>> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57122290 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57122290>
>> - Comments: "First saw female and thought it might have been female oriole (yellow w greenish yellow) and then saw the male, all red with wings a darker red (not as bright). Song very typical: robin like but slightly slurred. Call note: rapid pit, pit. On the penninula that juts out into river on east side of cove. Cotton wood type trees but not sure of species. From the gate follow narrow path along water on west side of gate.”
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>> - Diana Byrne
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> From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
> Subject: [obol] Malheur update
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 18:27:11 -0700
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> The Ground Squirrel Gazette
> June 6, 2019
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> HQ was very slow this morning but there was a certain amount of inflow during the day, including a White-throated Sparrow, Olive-sided Flycatcher, a couple of siskins and maybe an extra Townsend’s Warbler. These were all found by Dwight Porter, Anne and Dan Heyerly.
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> A lightweight front dragged through here today with a few chunks of rain. It should move out by 8 pm or so, which should allow some overnight inflow of birds.
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> I heard second-hand that Fields held nothing rare today.
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> Msg: #19 in digest
> From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Rare bird alerts
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 19:49:23 -0700
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> Here on the North Coast many, if not most of the rare stuff going to
> ebird only is coming from out-of-state birders who may not even
> be aware that OBOL exists.
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> Many of these alerts turn out to be misidentifications, so I don't
> rebroadcast them unless they are confirmed by photo, relocated, or
> unlikely to have been mistaken for something more likely.
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> Those of you who think your missing out need not worry too much. It's
> a modern artifact of eBird that we get to hear about these things at
> all. There was a time, back in the day, when, if we heard from
> out-of-state drive-by birders, it was WEEKS after the fact.
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> Mike Patterson
> Astoria, OR
> Bald Eagles - a gateway bird
> http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3709
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> From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 20:09:36 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Re: Rare bird alerts
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> For instance the second confirmed Lesser Black-backed Gull for Oregon was
> well photographed at the Marine Science Center at Yaquina Bay in September.
> It appeared on Obol a month later. This was well into the list,'s 2nd
> decade. The single out of state birder was the only one to see that gull.
>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 7:49 PM Mike Patterson <celata...> wrote:
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>> Here on the North Coast many, if not most of the rare stuff going to
>> ebird only is coming from out-of-state birders who may not even
>> be aware that OBOL exists.
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>> Many of these alerts turn out to be misidentifications, so I don't
>> rebroadcast them unless they are confirmed by photo, relocated, or
>> unlikely to have been mistaken for something more likely.
>>
>> Those of you who think your missing out need not worry too much. It's
>> a modern artifact of eBird that we get to hear about these things at
>> all. There was a time, back in the day, when, if we heard from
>> out-of-state drive-by birders, it was WEEKS after the fact.
>>
>> --
>> Mike Patterson
>> Astoria, OR
>> Bald Eagles - a gateway bird
>> http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3709
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