Date: 10/22/19 1:15 pm From: Roy Gerig <roygerig...> Subject: [obol] No Yamhill birds, 10/22/19
None should feel sorry for me, still alive and not paralyzed after being within days, or a wrong movement, of paralysis twice in the past 8 years. I still cannot walk but a very short distance, with difficulty and pain. Surgery has fixed the danger, but nerve recovery takes a very long time...by spring I hope to be out walking/birding more
Today I drove to Sheridan and Willamina to look for the Scoters and RN Grebe and RB Mergansers that have been seen there past few days. Maybe get lucky to see them from my car, but it was not the case.
Some have said here on OBOL that negative data is just as valuable, and that is what I am providing here.
Bill Tice called while I was in Sheridan, on his way to look for a RN Grebe, but I had to decline his kind offer to go along into the Sheridan SP. He thinks the RB Merg is a Yamhill County first.
I saw no Scoter or Grebe other than PB from the parking area at Southside fishing pond or the entrance to the freeway that overlooks the Sheridan SP. At the Huddleston fishing pond in Willamina there was no Merganser.
Having spent decades often birding in remote almost inaccessible places in Oregon an inability to walk greatly interferes with birding