Date: 6/22/19 10:45 am From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> Subject: [obol] Coos Migrants and Migrants? 6/22/19
There is a pond on Hwy 42S about a 1/2 mile from Coquille that I checked out on my way back to Coos Bay this AM. On it there were two GREATER YELLOWLEGS which I assume are early southbound migrants. Also on the pond were six American Wigeon (five males and a female) and three GW Teals (one male, two females). Not sure what to think on their status? We have had nonbreeding A. Wigeon oversummer before but never six birds. The earliest southbound arrivals I know of are in early July and latest "spring" date is 28 June but that was just a single bird. No breeding records. The earliest arrival for GW Teal is 1 July and the latest date is 20 June so these birds could be either or possibly nonbreeders? One breeding record for Green-wings. If these dux are southbound birds (failed breeders or whatever) they are really early or northbound birds- really late!?!