Date: 10/9/19 8:33 pm From: <jmeredit...> Subject: [obol] Deschutes county, ECAS Wednesday birders at Wickiup, Twin Lakes
First species for the list was PINYON JAYS while we gathered for carpooling at Riverwoods Store. A 3 MERLIN day is a real treat and we had that, with one even chasing ravens around in a prolonged display of aerial skill. While we didn't find the more rare migrating waterfowl and seabirds, that gave us a chance to study pipits, Yellow-rumps etc. We did find several MYRTLEs among the mostly Audubon's and Steve K was able to distinguish the difference in their chip notes. We only get Myrtles in Migration over here. Fun study. NORTHERN PYGMY OWL called as we were at North Wickiup but we did not find it for a visual. Another called while we were at North Twin, again no visual. A single HERRING GULL flew right over us at the river channel at South Twin, but all the other gulls today were California or Ring-bills or too distant to ID. No terns. Killdeer were the only shorebirds, a flock of 21 at North Wickiup. Biggest flock of COMMON LOONS was at North Twin, and only singles at Wickiup. Thanks to Diane Burgess for ebirding and sharing.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net Canada Goose - one small flock, from the dam Mallard Northern Pintail-single bird, kiosk ponds area Green-Winged Teal-North Wickiup Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Common Goldeneye-no adult males! North Wickiup Barrow's Goldeneye-no adult males! " " Common Merganser Common Loon Pied-billed Grebe Double-crested Cormorant-about 150, tight flock from the dam Great Blue Heron Bald Eagle Northern Harrier Sharp-shinned Hawk Cooper's Hawk Red-tailed Hawk American Kestrel Merlin American Coot Killdeer Ring-billed Gull California Gull Herring Gull Northern Pygmy-Owl Red-breasted Sapsucker-tapping in willows, kiosk ponds Hairy Woodpecker Northern Flicker-flock moving North Wickiup Gray Jay-4 moved quickly into the forest, pines near river channel Steller's Jay Pinyon Jay-south Bend, Riverwoods Store Common Raven Horned Lark-flock of 14 or so, North Wickiup Mountain Chickadee Red-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch Pygmy Nuthatch Ruby-crowned Kinglet Western Bluebird-flock 12 at Kiosk ponds Mountain Bluebird-here and there Hermit Thrush, kiosk ponds, roadsides American Robin American Pipit-small flocks in many places. Yellow-rumped Warbler- maybe 10+ percent of YRWA were Myrtles Spotted Towhee Savannah Sparrow Fox Sparrow-Sooty Song Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Golden-crowned Sparrow-more Golden-Cr than White-Cr Dark-eyed Junco Cassin's Finch Pine Siskin Total number of species seen: 55 Birders today: Sheila Timony, Mary Webster, Gordon Wetzel, Steve Kornfeld, Diane Burgess, Nancy Boever, Judy Meredith. Next week, Houston Lake, ag fields, CRWC, etc. Good birding, POST: Send your post to <obol...> UNSUBSCRIBE: //www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>