Date: 7/3/19 2:22 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [obol] Deschutes, Millican Valley ECAS Wednesday Birding
Focus was on places with water although on this cool and overcast
morning it wasn't attracting as many species or individuals as expected.
Still, lovely day with birds and blooming wildflowers. Thanks to Steve
for offering a bit of Empid school which birders appreciated. Stops were
along the Pine Mtn road to the livestock tank 3 miles up Pine Mtn,
livestock watering tubs behind Pine Mtn, and last at Pumice Springs. No
time remained for visiting Sand Springs.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by [1]
Turkey Vulture
Osprey - 2, Along Hwy 20 en route
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Nighthawk - along 23 Road, 1 bird
Lewis' Woodpecker - behind Pine Mtn
Williamson's Sapsucker - 1 behind Pine Mtn, 1 Pumice Sprgs
Hairy Woodpecker - Pumice Springs
Northern Flicker
Gray Flycatcher - Behind Pine Mtn, Pumice Springs
Dusky Flycatcher - forest around Pumice Springs
Western Scrub-Jay - east edge Bend
Pinyon Jay - heard only, several times, behind Pine Mtn
American Crow - Bend
Common Raven
Horned Lark - here and there, some newly fledged
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee - 1 odd, lot of black on the flanks
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire - back of Pine Mtn, Pumice Springs
American Robin
Sage Thrasher - oh so many out there. Not much singing.
Yellow-rumped Warbler - all stops with water and pines
Black-throated Gray Warbler - 2 or more, Pumice Springs
Western Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Sagebrush Sparrow - Rd up Pine Mtn, singing, also 23 Rd.
Dark-eyed Junco - new fledglings at livestock tank, Pine Mtn.
Brown-headed Cowbird
Cassin's Finch - many around 3 spots with water and pines
Red Crossbill - many around 3 spots. some newly fledged
House Sparrow
Total number of species seen: 41

Birders today: Karen Clarke, Jan Rising, Steve Kornfeld, Milt Vine,
Wayne Bowers, Kara Jakse, Diane Burgess, Howard Horvath, Joel Tinsley,
David Soward-Emmerd, Scott Ahlf, Mark Neudorfer, Michael Thomas, and
Judy Meredith. Next week, Hatfield, walk 2 to 3 miles. Shorebirds are
starting to arrive, other migrants. I will miss it, enjoy. Good birding,

Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...>

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