Date: 6/19/19 3:17 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Wed morning, Eugene
House Wren numbers are exceptional at Malheur this year. At one point three pairs were trying to nest at HQ. I think two did. There were two or three singing birds at the s end of Page. Similar wads elsewhere.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

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www.alanlcontreras.com



> On Jun 19, 2019, at 2:51 PM, Larry McQueen <larmcqueen...> wrote:
>
> We had a good morning on the Iris Ridge Trail. We parked at the Bailey Hill entry and climbed about 1.5 miles through the lovely oaks and madrone woodlands and scattered open areas. The prevalence of House Wrens was a surprise, as I have never before encountered so many, locally, on one outing.
> 46 species.
>
> California Quail 1
> Eurasian Collared Dove 1
> Mourning Dove
> 3
> Vaux’s Swift
> 1
> Anna’s Hummingbird 3
> Turkey Vulture 10
> Bald Eagle 1 soaring
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 soaring
> Red-tailed Hawk
> 2
> Acorn Woodpecker 2
> Red-breasted Sapsucker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker
> 4
> Western Wood-Pewee many; one attended nest
> Cassin’s Vireo 1
> California Scrub-Jay 2
> American Crow
> few
> Common Raven
> 1
> Tree Swallow 6 individuals and a tended nest box
> Violet-green Swallow
> few
> Barn Swallow 2 were viewed from the coffee house
> Black-capped Chickadee
> 2 or 3 families
> Chestnut-backed Chickadee
> heard
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
> House Wren 12 + and nesting.
> Bewick’s Wren
> 1
> Western Bluebird 2 attended boxes, one with young at hole
> American Robin expected breeding density in habitat.
> European Starling small groups
> Cedar Waxwing few seen, but more out of sight.
> House Finch 6
> Purple Finch
> one heard
> Lesser Goldfinch 2 small groups and a few individuals
> American Goldfinch
> 3
> Spotted Towhee
> Always present
> Song Sparrow usually around
> White-crowned Sparrow 2
> Dark-eyed Junco 1
> Bullock’s Oriole 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> 6
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> 7
> Common Yellowthroat
> 5
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> 1 male
> Black-throated Gray Warbler
> 1
> Western Tanager
> 1
> Black-headed Grosbeak
> 3
> Lazuli Bunting
> 6
>
> Dennis Arendt, Randy Sinnott, Judy Franzen, Tom Cable, Sylvia Maulding, Pamela Carpenter, Nancy Clogston, Rachael Frieze, Gerry Meenaghan, Rosie Hammond, and Larry McQueen (apologies if I overlooked an observer)
>

 
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