Yes, maybe three years ago. It was never submitted to OBRC. I've been
trying to track down the photo and the observer, but no luck so far. If
anyone has any info on that sighting, I'd appreciate hearing about it.
Oscar and I went looking for that one, but were unable to relocate it. We
also struck out today (I totally second Jeff's emotion - I should know
better than to wait a day!!!).
On Sun, Jul 7, 2019 at 8:13 PM <rriparia...> <rriparia...>
> Wasn't there a record a few years back, in Lake Co., near jct. Hwy 140 and
> road to Plush? Photo record as I recall.
> Not at home to check.
> Kevin Spencer
> Klamath Falls, OR
> *Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone*
> ------ Original message------
> *From: *Jeff Gilligan
> *Date: *Sun, Jul 7, 2019 7:56 PM
> *To: *Tom Crabtree;
> *Cc: *<ticebill7...>;Obol;
> *Subject:*[obol] Re: Red-headed Woodpecker. Tick.
> On Jul 7, 2019, at 11:12 AM, Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
> Bill, there are two prior records, both from Malheur. One was in 1987,
> the other was in 2008. Both were in June.
> Tom Crabtree, Bend
> Additionally, there were two other reports that I think were good. One
> was at Cascade Locks and the other on Powell Butte, Portland. Like those
> reported birds, I tried to see them, and struck out, as I did today.
> My reference to “tick” was not the British birding usage indicating that
> I had seen the Douglas County bird, but rather a would-be blood sucking
> type of tick that I spotted on my pale colored pants.
> I arrived after most birder s had left, and also checked a few nearby
> clear cuts. I gave up at about 3 PM.
> BIG MISS for me. I should well know to go for such a bird at the first
> possible moment.
> Jeff Gilligan
Hendrik G. Herlyn
*"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder*