Date: 10/20/19 10:06 am From: David Vick <or.naturalist...> Subject: [obol] Re: Nolan's extraOregon rarities
The reference to Utsira benifting from the Yellow-browned Warbler reminds me of the Canadian movie Rare Birds. William Hurt plays a restrantur that is going broke until a friend comes up with a scheme to lure birders from around the world to the isolated village with a fictitious report of a duck thought to be extinct. A fun movie even for non birders.
David Vick Terrebonne
On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 9:14 PM larspernorgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
> I expect LeConte's Sparrow , like Chestnut-collared Longspur, is passing > through Oregon every year at this time and automatically undetected. The > Columbia River at McNary Dam is the same elevation as the lowlands of > Finley NWR, with rainfall under 10 inches a year. November days can be mild > and sunny when the westside is gloomy. > The Yellow-browed Warbler is a prized vagrant to listers across > western Europe, straying from Siberia as the one on Vancouver Island must > have. It is the official bird species of the municipality of Utsira, > Norway's smallest( down to 195 residents and falling yearly by a handful). > This island is an hour and a half ferry ride from the mainland(Haugesund) > and this weekend, the ones just passed, and perhaps the next few, as many > as 200 ardent listers will run through the yards of local residents chasing > vagrants. It's not hard to imagine the economic impact, and understand the > tolerance shown by residents. Not that twitchers are the biggest spenders. > Many sleep in their cars between foot chases.lpn > > > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone >