Date: 6/12/19 11:21 am
From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Catbird 6/12/19
Doug Robinson saw one fly across 35th Street at Dixon Creek in Corvallis ,
July about 5 years ago. I suspect they go undetected in western Oregon at a
high rate. Habitat is abundant and they sample their neighbors' songs in
way that camoflages their own.lpn

On Wed, Jun 12, 2019, 9:20 AM Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>

> In the category of "for what its worth", Judy Meredith and I saw a bird
> about two weeks ago near Nachotta,, WA (a coastal location), that while not
> well seen, only made sense for a Gray Catbird. We couldn’t locate it after
> it flew into a thick area of brush and small trees. I will try to find the
> location and listen for a singer.
> The number, though small, of catbird reports along the coast the past few
> years is interesting. It is too early, however, to conclude that the
> species is colonizing the coast.
> Jeff Gilligan
> (Willapa Bay)
> > On Jun 12, 2019, at 5:42 AM, Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I arrived at Millicoma Marsh at 0450 for an early morning dog walk.
> There were a couple nighthawks bombing around overhead and I heard a Lazuli
> Bunting singing which is unusual this far west in the county.
> >
> > The GRAY CATBIRD was singing away where the main trail turns north along
> the dike and heads toward bay. About 100 feet north of that intersection a
> catbird was perched high in an elderberry singing away! I had great looks
> at it in the low light and recorded some song. Time to check the Lincoln
> County location- its catbird city on the south coast.
> >
> > Mosquitoes bad last leg of trip. Small thunderstorm-looking clouds just
> starting to build overhead.
> >
> > Merry late migration!
> > Tim R
> > Coos Bay
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