Date: 6/12/19 12:48 pm
From: Jim Johnson <gomphusjim...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Coos Catbird 6/12/19
Wink Gross had one just a few days ago in Tillamook County:


On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 12:36 PM Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>

> No records on coast prior to 2005. In Coos now five records, three for
> Curry, any for Lane? Breeders in Lincoln with records more than one year
> right? Any north coast records?
> Tim
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 9:19 AM Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
> wrote:
>> 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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