Date: 6/27/19 8:25 am From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [obol] ECAS Wednesday Birding to eastern edge Crook County
Not all birds showed up for us but it was a fine day, led by Chuck Gates and ebirded by Diane Burgess. Thanks to both. First stop was Eagle Rock for White-throated Swifts and we had good views. North Shore road had the hoped for singing chats and orioles and a bunch of Ash-throated. Eastern Kingbird (pair?) at the restroom at "Old Field" was very cool. Pair of Westerns were also busy there. Our main event was to get out to the edge of Crook to the Bobolink fields and we were not disappointed. Several males perched up or flew back and forth around us. Willets calling and displaying were nice. The raptor show out east is spectacular and the Goldens took the show today, 8 or 10 of them. Lack of Burrowing Owls was hard to swallow though. Boo hoo. While the water level was very high on the Crooked River near Prineville Res, it was fairly dry in Paulina Valley and many birds were distant. A few birds won't make the list because they were seen by only one birder, my rule.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by h://birdnotes.net Canada Goose Wild Turkey California Quail American White Pelican - 17 N SHore Rd Great Blue Heron Turkey Vulture Osprey Bald Eagle - 6 or 7 Northern Harrier Swainson's Hawk - 3, one a dark morph Red-tailed Hawk Ferruginous Hawk - about 5 Golden Eagle 8 to 10 American Kestrel Sandhill Crane - 4, Paulina Valley Marsh Killdeer Willet Spotted Sandpiper Wilson's Phalarope - Puett, wet meadow Black Tern - 15+, Paulina Valley Marsh Rock Dove - Eagle Rock as usual Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove Common Nighthawk White-throated Swift - 3 max at a time, Eagle Rock Northern Flicker Say's Phoebe - Paulina Ash-throated Flycatcher - 7 or 8 of them today, 4 at once N Shore Rd Western Kingbird Eastern Kingbird Black-billed Magpie - lots of begging fledglings American Crow Common Raven Horned Lark Tree Swallow Violet-green Swallow - 2 Eagle Rock Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 1 Eagle Rock Bank Swallow - flock along river east of Post Cliff Swallow Barn Swallow Mountain Chickadee Mountain Bluebird - esp Eagle Rock American Robin Sage Thrasher - full song Paulina Valley European Starling Yellow Warbler - N Shore Rd and Paulina Yellow-breasted Chat - 3 - N Shore Rd Spotted Towhee Brewer's Sparrow Vesper Sparrow Savannah Sparrow Song Sparrow Bobolink - 2 locations, Puett Rd and Paulina Valley at Marsh Red-winged Blackbird Western Meadowlark Yellow-headed Blackbird - Many Paulina Valley Marsh Brewer's Blackbird Cassin's Finch House Finch American Goldfinch - Paulina town House Sparrow Total number of species seen: 62 Birders today, Chuck Gates, Diane Burgess, Joel Tinsley, Milt Vine, Craig Bennett, Wayne Bowers, Mary Webster, Toni Morozumi, Mark Neudorfer, Scott Ahlf and Judy Meredith. Next week, Millican Valley to Pumice Springs, Sand Springs, water holes, habitat edges.
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