Date: 10/1/19 9:51 pm
From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Birds in Weird Places, Cont'd
The photos are of a Sora. Interesting story.

On Tue, Oct 1, 2019, 07:37 Gerald Meenaghan <dmarc-noreply...>

> I remember a very interesting thread from last year about birds found in
> weird places. This morning at 5:30, setting out on my daily run, I found a
> rail at 28th & Alder St. in Eugene — a highly suburban, if not urban, area.
> Amazon Creek and its wetlands are nearby, though I’ve never had a rail
> there. The bird was lying immobile in the middle of the intersection near a
> traffic circle. I stopped and took pictures with my smart phone. I
> initially thought it was dead, but when I touched it to gently turn it over
> for ID purposes, I realized it was still warm and had no visible injuries.
> I left the bird then, thinking it would wake and run off. Sure enough, when
> I returned at 6:30, it was gone. I sent the pics to a birder friend with
> much more experience than me, who tentatively ID’ed it as a juv. VIRA.
> That’s about the only thing that makes sense… kinda. Would you all concur?
> Pics and checklist are here: .
> Gerry Meenaghan
> <meenaghang...>
> 541-221-4307

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