Date: 10/23/19 10:24 am
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Subject: [obol] Re: obol Digest V8 #313
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On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 10:07 PM, <obol...><obol...> wrote: obol Digest    Tuesday, October 22 2019    Volume: 08  Issue: 313

In This Issue:
    #1:    From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
        Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>
    #2:    From: "Nathaniel Wander" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender "nathaniel_wander" for DMARC)
        Subject: [obol] Migrating shorebirds
    #3:    From: "dawn v" <d_villa...>
        Subject: [obol] 2019 Lincoln City Christmas Bird Count will be on Sun
    #4:    From: <clearwater...>
        Subject: [obol] Canada Jays in Mitchell?!!
    #5:    From: Roy Gerig <roygerig...>
        Subject: [obol] No Yamhill birds, 10/22/19
    #6:    From: <whoffman...>
        Subject: [obol] Oregon Birds and Slender-billed Nuthatches
    #7:    From: larspernorgren <larspernorgren...>
        Subject: [obol] Slender-billed Nh habitat
    #8:    From: Philip Kline <pgeorgekline...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Slender-billed Nh habitat
    #9:    From: Bill Tice <ticebill7...>
        Subject: [obol] Yamhill and Polk Birding
    #10:    From: <clearwater...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Oregon Birds and Slender-billed Nuthatches
    #11:    From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Slender-billed Nh habitat
    #12:    From: <t4c1x...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Yamhill and Polk Birding
    #13:    From: <clearwater...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Slender-billed Nh habitat  / Luckiamute SNA
    #14:    From: <whoffman...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Oregon Birds and Slender-billed Nuthatches
    #15:    From: Thomas Love <tlove...>
        Subject: [obol] Slender-billed Nuthatches
    #16:    From: Karen Paulino <spindels...>
        Subject: [obol] Slender-billed nuthatches
    #17:    From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
        Subject: [obol] Newport White-throated Sparrows, Marbled Murrelet on
    #18:    From: "<rriparia...>" <rriparia...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Slender-billed nuthatches
    #19:    From: "<rriparia...>" <rriparia...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Slender-billed nuthatches
    #20:    From: "Larry S. Goodhew" <lsg...>
        Subject: [obol] Pacific-slope Flycatcher nest
    #21:    From: Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>
        Subject: [obol] “Siberianâ€� American Pipit in Multnomah County
    #22:    From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: “Siberianâ€� American Pipit in Multnomah County
    #23:    From: Steve Jaggers <sjaggers280...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Slender-billed Nuthatches
    #24:    From: Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: “Siberianâ€� American Pipit in Multnomah County
    #25:    From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: “Siberianâ€� American Pipit in Multnomah County

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Msg: #1 in digest
From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:00:14 -0700
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:
Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (2 Marion)
Mandarin Duck (2 Clackamas, 2 Josephine)
Greater Scaup (1 Union, 2 Wallowa)
King Eider (1 Hood River)
Surf Scoter (2 Hood River, 2 Wasco, 1 Yamhill)
White-winged Scoter (2 Hood River, 7 Multnomah, 2 Wasco)
Black Scoter (1 Multnomah)
Red-breasted Merganser (3 Yamhill)
Red-necked Grebe (4 Hood River)
Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 Wheeler)
Anna's Hummingbird (1 Grant)
Franklin's Gull (1 Multnomah)
Pacific Loon (2 Wasco)
Pelagic Cormorant (2 Multnomah)
Osprey (carolinensis) (2 Wasco)
Rough-legged Hawk (2 Multnomah)
Acorn Woodpecker (1 Klamath)
Pygmy Nuthatch (1 Jackson)
Bewick's Wren (1 Harney)
Veery (1 Deschutes)
Purple Finch (Western) (1 Union)
Purple Finch (1 Union)
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (1 Union)
White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored) (2 Coos)
White-throated Sparrow (1 Grant)
Townsend's Warbler (1 Union)
Western Tanager (1 Klamath)

---------------------------------------------
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 12:43 by Mary Ratcliff
- 3023–3205 Wintel Rd S, Jefferson US-OR (44.7781,-123.0959), Marion, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.778068,-123.095937&llD.778068,-123.095937
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60835452
- Comments: "Prominent wide white neck band. More prominent band than
others present."

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 12:43 by Dena Turner
- 3023–3205 Wintel Rd S, Jefferson US-OR (44.7781,-123.0959), Marion, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.778068,-123.095937&llD.778068,-123.095937
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60824153
- Comments: "Prominent wide white neck band. More prominent band than
others present."

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (3)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:56 by Karen Chaivoe
- Community (River) Park, Canby US-OR (45.2521,-122.7038), Clackamas, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.252129,-122.703822&llE.252129,-122.703822
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60820008
- Comments: "2 f 1 male. Continuing birds seen in back pond. 1 looks like
possible juvenile some white beginning to show eyeline behind eye present.
Orange “sail� wings"

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:15 by Tim Janzen
- Happy Valley Park, Clackamas, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.4518786,-122.5228009&llE.4518786,-122.5228009
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60824481
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "one male in the main pond with Mallards"

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 12:13 by Tanner Martin
- Riverside Park, Josephine, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.428475,-123.328305&llB.428475,-123.328305
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60823370
- Comments: "Still around, but hidden up river a bit from his usual spot."

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:30 by Marlowe Kissinger
- riverside Park, Josephine, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.4285521,-123.3269924&llB.4285521,-123.3269924
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60823126
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Still here. May be making this home for a while"

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:40 by Kim Zumwalt
- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.3730226,-117.2189293&llE.3730226,-117.2189293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60824291
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:40 by Mike Hansen
- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.3730226,-117.2189293&llE.3730226,-117.2189293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60822863
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (2)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 10:40 by Dave Trochlell
- La Grande Sewage Ponds, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.2869651,-118.0295563&llE.2869651,-118.0295563
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60833559
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Distant comparison photo showing both genders of each species.
I identified the Greaters by their rounded crowns and greater (stouter,
longer) body and bill size. Also, the male Greater lacks mantle barring
that extends into its flanks, which occurs in the male Lessers. The female
Greater has a much more extensive white band surrounding the base of its
bill than does a Lesser, and this helpful identification feature can be
seen at quite a long distance."

King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:26 by Stuart Johnston
- off The Hook, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.7182328,-121.5268564&llE.7182328,-121.5268564
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60829285
- Comments: "female or hatch-year bird, at the periphery of a raft of
diving ducks and grebes, for awhile as close as about 250-300m north of the
n.w. corner of The Hook. It wasn't seen when I first scope-scanned the raft
of waterfowl at 1340, but showed up later on, when the Surf Scoter number
had swelled from 3 to 16. Did not see any scoters or this eider in flight,
they apparently merged by swimming, and later the scoters, et al, drifted
apart into two rafts, one moving downriver to a point off the n. side of
Wells Is. The eider disappeared around 1700/1730. Never saw the scoters or
the eider diving. Eider stood out from the other ducks: overall a very
buffy-coloured, hefty-looking duck, with a lot of mostly fine black
markings. Body bulk looked more or less the same as the White-winged
Scoters, noticeably larger than the scaup. Forehead to culmen to bill tip
was at an angle similar to Green-winged Teal, for example, or N. Pintail,
though bill was not as long as a pintail. At first I did wonder if it might
be a buffy female or imm. N. Pintail, but neck wasn't long and slender like
a pintail. Bill (culmen) was not long and straight-sloping like a female
Com. Eider; rather it was slighter and slaty. Could see that primaries of
eider's on-the-water, folded wing were dark, blackish brown, overlaid with
pale-edged tertials--I think tertials. Wing tips seemed to be jacked up,
held a bit upwards. This duck was too distant to make out fine details of
the bill, using my Bushnell zoom scope 15-20x."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (5)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Brodie Cass Talbott
- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.613754,-121.197563&llE.613754,-121.197563
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60822854
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Details and photos pending. Four flying together downriver and
one in the water with HOME and WWSC."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (5)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Nick Mrvelj
- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.613754,-121.197563&llE.613754,-121.197563
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60822852
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Four flying together downriver and one in the water with HOME
and WWSC."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (10)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:58 by john bishop
- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.717025,-121.525898&llE.717025,-121.525898
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60819437
- Comments: "6 with white patch on cheek and vertical white patch at base
of bill, two with white patch on back of head.  Two + WW Scoter with scaup
and grebe flock at 7:45, the three flew downriver
together about 20 minutes later. Toward the end of the observation period a
flock of 8 drifted down from upstream."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 10:30 by Paul Sullivan
- Sheridan WTP Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.0875812,-123.3833313&llE.0875812,-123.3833313
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60826581
- Comments: "Annual in fall after storms.  Females, all black, black bills,
with two white smudges on side of head."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (16)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:26 by Stuart Johnston
- off The Hook, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.7182328,-121.5268564&llE.7182328,-121.5268564
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60829285
- Comments: "includes 15 female and hatch-year birds, one adult male in
full breeding plumage. Loafing in a raft of mixed diving ducks and grebes
about 250-300m to n. of the n.w. corner of The Hook. At first (at 1340),
there were three Surf Scoters (2 female or imm., one adult male in breeding
plum.) and eight White-winged Scoters in this raft with W. Grebes, 7
Ring-necked Ducks, etc. The Surfs were noticeably, though slightly, smaller
than the White-winged females and imm.; one of the White-winged was a
subadult drake. Eventually more divers joined the raft off the n.w. corner
of The Hook. I watched these waterfowl for a long time (1340-1610) and
observed both scoter species rising up in the water to flap their wings;
used a Bushnell zoom scope 15-20x."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Nick Mrvelj
- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.613754,-121.197563&llE.613754,-121.197563
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60822852
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Larger than nearby SUSC with visible white coloration in the
secondaries, larger body, and different bill shape."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Brodie Cass Talbott
- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.613754,-121.197563&llE.613754,-121.197563
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60822854
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Details and photos pending."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:34 by Adam Nashban
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60832448
- Comments: "White eye and wing patch. Conspicuous orange bill."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:03 by Colby Neuman
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60833941
- Comments: "Continuing male"

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 13:13 by Peter Barnes,cc
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60832651
- Comments: "Male. Large scoter, significantly larger than adjacent
Buffleheads. Generally black plumage with white visible on wing and white
comma under and behind eye. Bright orange bill, with base covered by skin."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 13:03 by Eric Barnes
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60826213
- Comments: "Typical male  American WWScoter with a white tick from below
the eye extending above the horizontal. Pale iris. Orange -yellow distal
bill with a darker tip. Significantly larger than accompanying Buffleheads."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 10:35 by Ken Vanderkamp
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60825807
- Comments: "Continuing male plus at least 5 females/immatures, with
SUSCs.  Male often close to BLSCs near
the bufflehead flock."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:47 by Philip Kline
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60818491
- Comments: "Continuing adult male."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:45 by Andy Frank
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60819392
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Near mid-channel.  White line through eye, at one point white
secondaries were visible"

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:58 by john bishop
- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.717025,-121.525898&llE.717025,-121.525898
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60819437
- Comments: "On the water this was clearly a scoter, but I couldn't see it
well enough to distinguish WW from Surf. However, when the ducks flushed
three scoters flew together (but separate from the other ducks) and this
one had bright white secondaries. I watched for over a minute as they flew
downstream and out of view."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (8)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:26 by Stuart Johnston
- off The Hook, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.7182328,-121.5268564&llE.7182328,-121.5268564
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60829285
- Comments: "one subadult drake and seven female and hatch-year birds.
Scoped during the time I watched these waterfowl, from 1340-1610. The
subadult male was all black with a slight dark brown tinge; male and some
of the female/imm. were observed flapping their wings, revealing their
white secondaries. Some female/imm. also showed slivers of their white
secondaries that were exposed while swimming, as did the male. Drake's bill
did not show orange, but there seemed to be a faint trace of the small
white mark under the eye. Eventually the big raft split in two, the 8
White-winged remaining with W. Grebes and scaup, while the 16 Surfs drifted
downriver to waters off Wells Is., along with Buffleheads, ring-necks. Most
of the time both species of scoter loafed with their bills tucked"

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 10:35 by Ken Vanderkamp
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60825807
- Comments: "One male and one female.  Staying close together and with the
bufflehead flock.  Often also with
the male WWSC.  Male all black with bright orange bill.  Female not as
dark, with whitish cheeks
contrasting with dark cap."

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 17:00 by Don Berg
- Huddleston Fish Pond, Yamhill, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.0800143,-123.476364&llE.0800143,-123.476364
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60835641
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found earlier today by; Jim Scott.  Female type.  Compared to
Common Merganser has more wispy crest, thinner bill, rufous to head and
neck less intense and blending into lower neck, not strongly demarcated"

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 17:00 by William Tice
- Huddleston Fish Pond, Yamhill, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.0800143,-123.476364&llE.0800143,-123.476364
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60834100
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found earlier today by; Jim Scott.  Female type.  Compared to
Common Merganser has more wispy crest, thinner bill, rufous to head and
neck less intense and blending into lower neck, not strongly demarcated"

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 12:41 by Jim Scott
- Huddleston Fish Pond, Yamhill, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.0800143,-123.476364&llE.0800143,-123.476364
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60825843
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "See photo"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (5)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 14:51 by Brodie Cass Talbott
- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.717025,-121.525898&llE.717025,-121.525898
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60827853
- Comments: "Actual count."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (5)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 14:51 by Nick Mrvelj
- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.717025,-121.525898&llE.717025,-121.525898
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60827852
- Comments: "Actual count."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (7)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:58 by john bishop
- Hood River--The Hook, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.717025,-121.525898&llE.717025,-121.525898
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60819437
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "All 7 seen simultaneously on one scope sweep, though in groups
of 4 (photo), 2, and 1"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:26 by Stuart Johnston
- off The Hook, Hood River, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.7182328,-121.5268564&llE.7182328,-121.5268564
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60829285
- Comments: "in first winter or nonbreeding plumage: bill dusky-smudged,
dull yellowish. Dull rusty tinge to light brownish sides of neck. Breast
dingy white. Size was noticeably smaller than the Western Grebes, but about
twice the bulk of the Horned Grebes. Associated with a raft of 36 W.
Grebes, 10-11 Horned Grebes and a bunch of diving ducks off the n.w. corner
of The Hook."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (2)
- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:00 by Grant County  Bird Club
- Mitchell, Wheeler, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.5663364,-120.1541309&llD.5663364,-120.1541309
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60834098
- Comments: "At feeders, as seen most of summer"

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2019 08:00 by Grant County  Bird Club
- Oleary Yard circle, Grant, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.41511,-119.0070006&llD.41511,-119.0070006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60834259
- Comments: "At feeder.  Has been here for a few weeks"

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:33 by Colby Neuman
- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6208525,-122.690582&llE.6208525,-122.690582
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60834020
- Comments: "Continuing distantly to the west. A small gull similar in size
to nearby BOGU and smaller than MEGU. Dark limited to mainly back half of
head. Dark outer primaries and it lack the white outer primary window of a
BOGU."

Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Brodie Cass Talbott
- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.613754,-121.197563&llE.613754,-121.197563
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60822854
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Details and photos pending."

Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:10 by Nick Mrvelj
- Bargeway Road, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.613754,-121.197563&llE.613754,-121.197563
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60822852
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Adult still in breeding plumage. Dark flanks, vibrant
silvery-white head/nape, and reduced neck striping eliminate an Arctic
Loon."

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 09:28 by Andy Frank
- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6208525,-122.690582&llE.6208525,-122.690582
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60819374
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird.  Stayed apart from nearby Double-crested
Cormorants.  Frequently diving.  Thin neck, very thin bill, no yellow on
face."

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:16 by Philip Kline
- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6208525,-122.690582&llE.6208525,-122.690582
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60817473
- Comments: "Continuing bird.  Swimming under railroad bridge."

Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 09:28 by Brodie Cass Talbott
- Taylor Lake, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6408078,-121.2058067&llE.6408078,-121.2058067
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60820688
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Unmistakable. Lingering individual. Have photos."

Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 09:28 by Nick Mrvelj
- Taylor Lake, Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6408078,-121.2058067&llE.6408078,-121.2058067
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60820687
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Unmistakable. Lingering individual. Have photos."

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:40 by Brodie Cass Talbott
- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6003622,-122.6152539&llE.6003622,-122.6152539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60830380
- Comments: "Continuing Buteo. White uppertail. Whitish Hawk, with large,
darkish brown breast band and patagial marks, and whitish head. Solid dark
tail band."

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:40 by Nick Mrvelj
- Broughton Beach, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6003622,-122.6152539&llE.6003622,-122.6152539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60830379
- Comments: "Continuing Buteo. White uppertail. Whitish Hawk, with large,
darkish brown breast band and patagial marks, and whitish head. Solid dark
tail band."

Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) (3)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:28 by David Dwyer
- Running Y Ranch, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.28163,-121.88338&llB.28163,-121.88338
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60825194
- Comments: "Three from Horned Lark Dr resident group. In copse of scraggly
oak. Black back and nape. Red back of head patch, distinct white or light
iris, white throat, white wing patches in flight."

Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:17 by Kristi Mergenthaler
- Vesper Meadow, Jackson, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.2615536,-122.4569836&llB.2615536,-122.4569836
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60826972
- Comments: "in pine, not far from Lily Glen location where PYNU found.
Gray cap."

Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 16:52 by Don Albright
- Van Horn Creek, Harney, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.045163,-118.618111&llB.045163,-118.618111
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60831532
- Comments: "Heard distinctive buzzing call and then got a quick visual
before it ducked out of sight into sagebrush.  White underneath.  Back was
more red than Rock Wren would be."

Veery (Catharus fuscescens) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 14:45 by Kevin Smith
- 59800 U.S. 97, Bend, Oregon, US (43.966, -121.343), Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qC.9661015,-121.3429542&llC.9661015,-121.3429542
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60827295
- Comments: "Need to verify photo"

Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:09 by Susan Daugherty
- Daugherty's Homestead, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.312121,-118.103175&llE.312121,-118.103175
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60832484
- Media: 2 Photos

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:20 by Kent Coe
- Oak St., La Grande, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.312219,-118.1031145&llE.312219,-118.1031145
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60806096
- Comments: "Continuing."

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (2)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:09 by Susan Daugherty
- Daugherty's Homestead, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.312121,-118.103175&llE.312121,-118.103175
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60832484
- Media: 1 Photo

White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored) (Zonotrichia leucophrys
leucophrys/oriantha) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:45 by Robyn Henise
- 6th & Alder Streets, Myrtle Point, Coos, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qC.066177,-124.1408251&llC.066177,-124.1408251
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60821343
- Comments: "Dark lores, pink bill"

White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored) (Zonotrichia leucophrys
leucophrys/oriantha) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 08:45 by Don  Henise
- 6th & Alder Streets, Myrtle Point, Coos, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qC.066177,-124.1408251&llC.066177,-124.1408251
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60821342
- Comments: "Dark lores, pink bill"

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2019 17:00 by Matt Cahill
- Malheur NFS Road 24--Scotty Creek willows, Grant, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.148124,-119.131217&llD.148124,-119.131217
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60834759
- Comments: "(Rare): “unreported�: 2 White-striped Adult seen well : two
beauties perched together in willows in one bin view : Zonatrichia sparrows
with yellow lore spots set in broad white supercilium stripes, and lovely
rectangle/square white patch throat bordered with black and also smaller
white patches either side of central one . 1 found by Courtney as Matt
moving car, and lucky we refound for Matt also to see, and now were 2 of
them together!

Jimi Soupir : “Excellent that you covered so much of Grant County yesterday.
We planned on hitting the Middle Fork JD and end up on the N. Fork,
but we wimped and just did the upper main stem here in Prairie City area.
We also had a Golden eagle.
I love that Monument pond.
Where  the White-throated sparrow(s) right on Scotty CreeK?
That would be a county lifter for me.�

Matt: “Thanks! I was just looking through Grant County bird records on
eBird this morning and noticed your name. Don’t think we’ve met before. I
should have talked to you before we went romping around to get more info on
this underbirded place.
I wanted to take the eBird Big Day encouragement to go explore a county I
don’t get to much and we settled on Grant. It was really fun, winding down
from the snowy Aldrich all the way to Monument. Beautiful country.
The white-throated sparrows were together, and right where Scotty Creek
goes under NF-24. These Google coordinates should drop on the exact bush
they were in:
(44.1484908, -119.1314567)
They were with a group of kinglets and mountain chickadees at first, but
those guys kept moving around and the sparrows largely stayed put. Seemed
like they were catching some last evening warmth wanting to stay high in
the willow in the sun. Made for nice watching.�"

Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 07:09 by Susan Daugherty
- Daugherty's Homestead, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.312121,-118.103175&llE.312121,-118.103175
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60832484
- Media: 1 Photo

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2019 11:28 by David Dwyer
- Running Y Ranch, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.28163,-121.88338&llB.28163,-121.88338
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60825194
- Comments: "Distinct song verified with iBird Pro and Song Sleuth before
entering narrow group of mixed oak and evergreen trees. Adult male was
visible half way up tree with distinct yellow belly and back, black wings
and orange/red head. Not certain but there may have been a pair. The second
was deep in shadows and first to fly, keeping in tree shadows and then out
the other side. The individual that was clearly visible then followed the
first."

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Msg: #2 in digest
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:58:04 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Nathaniel Wander" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender "nathaniel_wander" for DMARC)
Subject: [obol] Migrating shorebirds

Killdeer were calling from the air over the Pearl District of NW Portland last night for the first time since they tried to breed here last spring.
Nathaniel WanderPortland, OR
 

“Butlower pay and higher rent’s another kind of violence, the violence of silenceand of greed. 

“It’sthe violence of feeling your irrelevance revealing every way in which you neverwill be freed.� 

“FreedomIs a Verb�  Daniel Kahn & thePainted Bird <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFu0o8NB5Io>





    On Monday, October 21, 2019, 10:07:07 PM PDT, <obol...> <obol...> wrote: 

obol Digest    Monday, October 21 2019    Volume: 08  Issue: 312

In This Issue:
    #1:    From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
        Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>
    #2:    From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
        Subject: [obol] Fwd: 2 Newport Kingbirds near LNG Tank Feeding on Yel
    #3:    From: Bob <rflores_2...>
        Subject: [obol] Aleutian cackling geese Clark Co WA
    #4:    From: Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>
        Subject: [obol] RBA Wasco County
    #5:    From: paultsullivan <paultsullivan...>
        Subject: [obol] local RBA Red-necked Grebes, Sheridan sewage ponds
    #6:    From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: Kingbirds and yellow-jackets
    #7:    From: Mike Unger <unger730...>
        Subject: [obol] Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk Report
    #8:    From: <adamus7...>
        Subject: [obol] response to those "nobody's gone birding here" maps
    #9:    From: Robert Lockett <robert.s.lockett...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: RBA Wasco County
    #10:    From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: "nobody's gone birding here" maps
    #11:    From: "R. Adney Jr." <rfadney...>
        Subject: [obol] Re: [midvalleybirds] response to those "nobody's gone
    #12:    From: Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>
        Subject: [obol] King Eider in Hood River County 10/20

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Msg: #1 in digest
From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 06:03:40 -0700
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:
Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 Washington)
Cackling Goose (1 Malheur)
Mandarin Duck (2 Clackamas)
Blue-winged Teal (1 Benton)
Greater Scaup (2 Wallowa)
Surf Scoter (1 Wallowa, 2 Wasco, 1 Yamhill)
White-winged Scoter (2 Multnomah)
Anna's Hummingbird (1 Wallowa)
Lesser Yellowlegs (1 Multnomah)
Franklin's Gull (1 Multnomah)
Herring Gull (1 Wallowa)
Pelagic Cormorant (3 Multnomah)
Great Egret (American) (1 Benton)
Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (1 Curry)
Rough-legged Hawk (1 Multnomah)
Lewis's Woodpecker (1 Benton)
Acorn Woodpecker (1 Klamath)
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (1 Deschutes)
Fox Sparrow (1 Union)
Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (1 Union)
Great-tailed Grackle (2 Malheur)

---------------------------------------------
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (5)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:38 by David  Irons
- 1911–2527 SW Lafollett Rd, Cornelius US-OR (45.5066,-123.0707),
Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.506601,-123.070672&llE.506601,-123.070672
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60795423
- Comments: "Distinctive boxy head shape, pronounced forecrowns, paler
breasts, broad white collars and slightly larger size noted."

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (9)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 16:30 by Vern Tunnell
- Antelope Reservoir, Malheur, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.9043251,-117.2354507&llB.9043251,-117.2354507
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60804845
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "much smaller than regular Canada geese"

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 10:00 by Kevin Wagoner
- Canby Community Park, Clackamas, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.250916,-122.704054&llE.250916,-122.704054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60795972
- Comments: "Next to wood ducks, 1 male"

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 10:00 by Wren Zitzelberger
- Canby Community Park, Clackamas, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.250916,-122.704054&llE.250916,-122.704054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60795540
- Comments: "Next to wood ducks, 1 male"

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 10:55 by Hendrik Herlyn
- Philomath Sewage Ponds, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.5201324,-123.3461237&llD.5201324,-123.3461237
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60797974
- Comments: "Continuing females. Colder grayish-brown than CITE, pronounced
face pattern, large pale spot near base of bill, white eye arcs, slightly
smaller bill than CITE."

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:05 by Mike Hansen
- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.3730226,-117.2189293&llE.3730226,-117.2189293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60806588
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2019 10:38 by Kim Zumwalt
- Joseph Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.3730226,-117.2189293&llE.3730226,-117.2189293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60802388
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Female scaup with rounded head shape. Same size as Barrow's
golden goldeneyes nearby. Photos to follow."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (2)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:30 by John Willis
- Historic Highway Trail (Wasco Co.), Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6858263,-121.4121222&llE.6858263,-121.4121222
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60804421
- Comments: "Observed white patches on head.  ID made by Stuart Johnson."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (2)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:30 by CJ FLICK
- Historic Highway Trail (Wasco Co.), Wasco, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6858263,-121.4121222&llE.6858263,-121.4121222
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60807092
- Comments: "Observed white patches on head.  ID made by Stuart Johnson."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (2)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 16:36 by David  Irons
- Sheridan South Side Park and Fishing Pond, Yamhill, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.087649,-123.391419&llE.087649,-123.391419
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60804066
- Comments: "Female/immatures. Largest ducks on the ponds. All dark, heavy
wedge-shaped dark bills, two pales sots on face."

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (19) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:28 by Mike Hansen
- Wallowa Lake, Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.3095041,-117.2080326&llE.3095041,-117.2080326
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60806584
- Comments: "They were resting near a raft of buffleheads and other
waterfowl. Trent Bray pointed them out to me. Dark ducks with white spot
visible on rear of head."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 15:27 by Nick Mrvelj
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60801526
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. Separate from the SUSC raft, and
downstream toward the I-5 bridge. Loosely associating with 8 RUDU."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:00 by Ezra Cohen
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60797033
- Comments: "Seen in small separate flock of SUSCs. White slash through eye
was apparent unlike in SUSCs."

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) (4)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 07:00 by Scott O'Donnell
- Speywater Lodge, Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.9400237,-117.4504238&llE.9400237,-117.4504238
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60788697
- Comments: "Cont."

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (4)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:10 by Ken Vanderkamp
- Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6203,-122.7456&llE.6203,-122.7456
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60795974
- Comments: "With the GRYEs.  Easily separated by size."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:00 by Ezra Cohen
- Hayden Island--Columbia Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6104025,-122.667591&llE.6104025,-122.667591
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60797033
- Comments: "I'm putting this as a Franklins Gull for now because Nick
Mrvelj reported one yesterday at Gazebo point and after doing some
research, the bird I saw seems to fit FRGU much better than Bonapartes
Gull. Immediately I noticed a spotty black hood on this bird and a thin but
not extremely thin bill. The mantle seemed lightish but the lighting was
not great. The underwings had dark tips and darkish trailing edges but my
view was very brief so I only noticed so dark areas on the upperwings
before it flew away."

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 12:28 by Mike Hansen
- Wallowa Lake, Wallowa, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.3095041,-117.2080326&llE.3095041,-117.2080326
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60806584
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Large gull with light eye, and pink legs. Photos to follow."

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:30 by Ezra Cohen
- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6208525,-122.690582&llE.6208525,-122.690582
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60796471
- Comments: "Continuing. Originally didn't see it but scanned and found
floating between the 2nd and 3rd pillars of the bridge to the South diving
frequently. Then flew and landed in front of near pilings. Smaller and
blacker then DCCO with thin straight bill, and small white spot at below
bill at base."

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:19 by Peter Barnes,cc
- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6208525,-122.690582&llE.6208525,-122.690582
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60799528
- Comments: "Continuing bird found here yesterday. Cormorant swimming in
water, smaller than Double-crested Cormorants nearby, with shorter and much
thinner, all-dark bill. The face was all dark with no yellow gular patch."

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:09 by Eric Barnes
- Hayden Island--Gazebo Point, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6208525,-122.690582&llE.6208525,-122.690582
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60801856
- Comments: "Reasonable scope views with 3 other observers. Known to be
present.Much thinner bill profile, and lack of any orange/yellow on the
limited dull facial skin."

Great Egret (American) (Ardea alba egretta) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2019 13:26 by adelia hwang
- William L. Finley NWR, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.4215209,-123.3151817&llD.4215209,-123.3151817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60808544
- Comments: "Three were in very close proximity"

Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (Buteo lineatus elegans) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 15:05 by Russ Namitz
- 14789–14943 Oceanview Dr, Brookings US-OR (42.0116,-124.2220), Curry,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.011606,-124.221956&llB.011606,-124.221956
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60800002
- Comments: "Expected"

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:45 by Jeff Hayes
- Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.4779708,-122.6364702&llE.4779708,-122.6364702
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60801756
- Comments: "Seen in flight over the golf course.  First thought I had an
imm. Bald Eagle, then got it in my bins and realized I had a large,
non-redtail Buteo.  Long wings, narrowing toward the tip, long tail, both
longer and narrower in proportion vs. Redtail.  Wings held in slight
dihedral when facing into the ~10mph breeze, more flat-winged gliding when
facing away.  Bird hovered briefly twice while scanning for prey.  Dark
morph adult female: all dark body plumage and wing linings, dull dark
brown, out to the black carpal patches.  Pale flight feathers with dark
tips.  All-dark head (including chin) with small bill.  Bird flew first
south, then north, over the golf course, quartering like a Harrier but at
50 - 75 meters up.  At one point, the bird turned, showing its dorsal
side.  I was able to observe white base of primaries and the upper surface
of the tail, which was a dirty grayish brown, darker toward the tip, no
conspicuous banding on tail.  Cold coloration overall, although not as cold
as Harlan's.  I watched the bird for about three minutes as it hunted, at
an estimated distance of 250-300 meters before it passed out of view behind
trees to the west."

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 08:16 by Pam Otley
- William L. Finley NWR--Cheadle Marsh, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.3954315,-123.3006334&llD.3954315,-123.3006334
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60804239
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "I was on the east side of the Cheadle Marsh loop when this
woodpecker flew across trail and perched in tree briefly before continuing
to the west. Large dark woodpecker with pink belly and grey collar."

Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) (2)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 16:21 by David Dwyer
- Running Y Ranch, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.28163,-121.88338&llB.28163,-121.88338
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60802611
- Comments: "Two of the resident Horned Lark group at the Running Y."

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:40 by Matt Cahill
- Local - Hollinshead Ct, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.0721577,-121.2893723&llD.0721577,-121.2893723
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60797966
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "(Rare) Putting in my best guess for review. Wondering if this
is a slate-colored with red elements (potentially from overlap zone). Gray
face without strong pattern, moderate yellowish bill, and one wingbar
present point toward slate-colored. Streaks are pretty rufous throughout,
there was a distinct breast spot (not pictured), rufous streaks lightly
visible on back as well as rufous tones throughout hint at red. Scope photo
through glass door muted colors of the bird."

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:20 by Kent Coe
- Oak St., La Grande, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.312219,-118.1031145&llE.312219,-118.1031145
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60806096
- Comments: "Cont."

Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 13:20 by Kent Coe
- Oak St., La Grande, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.312219,-118.1031145&llE.312219,-118.1031145
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60806096
- Comments: "Cont."

Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (5)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:05 by Debbie Teal
- Walmart Parking lot by the Food Door, Malheur, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.0265661,-116.9387501&llD.0265661,-116.9387501
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60789739
- Comments: "Resident flock"

Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (5)
- Reported Oct 20, 2019 11:05 by Tim Teal
- Walmart Parking lot by the Food Door, Malheur, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.0265661,-116.9387501&llD.0265661,-116.9387501
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60789738
- Comments: "Resident flock"

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Msg: #2 in digest
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:25:49 -0700
Subject: [obol] Fwd: 2 Newport Kingbirds near LNG Tank Feeding on Yellowjackets

Hi,

At about 10 AM this morning (10/21), Chuck Philo reports seeing two
Tropical Kingbirds in the same area near the LNG tank around
blackberries (see emails below).  With close observation & photos, he
saw they were feeding on yellowjackets.  Chuck remembers that the
Northern Shrike that was hanging around in the same area last year was
also feeding on yellowjackets.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.

--------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Nagi Aboulenein <nagi.aboulenein...>
Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 3:54 PM
Subject: [obol] Newport Tropical Kingbird - two, not one
To: OBOL Listserve <obol...>

Taghrid and I managed to catch a few rain-free minutes at the LNG area
in Newport, and actually saw two Tropical Kingbirds there, not just
the one previously reported.

Good birding,

Nagi & Taghrid

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Nolan Clements <nolanclements...>
Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [obol] Newport Kingbird near LNG Tank
To: <range.bayer...>
Cc: <obol...>, Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing
<LCBNO...>

Tropical Kingbird continues at 12:42 in the blackberries west of the
first parking pull out. Heard and seen well.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:12 AM Range Bayer <range.bayer...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Chuck Philo found a Tropical Kingbird at 10:42 AM this morning
> (10/19).  It was on top of blackberries about 1/10 mile out on road
> from North Yaquina Bay Road to the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) tank.
>
> Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
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Msg: #3 in digest
From: Bob <rflores_2...>
Subject: [obol] Aleutian cackling geese Clark Co WA
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:09:34 +0000

Two on the Fruitvalley sewer ponds

Sent from my iPhone

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Msg: #4 in digest
From: Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:46:37 -0700
Subject: [obol] RBA Wasco County

Birders - there’s currently a SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and PACIFIC
LOON visible from the Bargeway Pub in The Dalles. The latter was still in
alternate plumage, and was quite stunning.
Cheers,
-Nick Mrvelj (PDX)


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Msg: #5 in digest
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:28:56 -0700
Subject: [obol] local RBA Red-necked Grebes, Sheridan sewage ponds
From: paultsullivan <paultsullivan...>

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Msg: #6 in digest
From: Mike Patterson <celata...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Kingbirds and yellow-jackets
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:40:09 -0700

Kingsbird watched over time up here on the upper left edge routinely
focus on spots with lots of vespid wasps.  Watch for the bee-tossing
which is apparently a fairly common behavior.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbalame/11000545524/

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistical Significance
http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p761

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Msg: #7 in digest
From: Mike Unger <unger730...>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:04:42 -0700
Subject: [obol] Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk Report

*Illahe Hills CC Bird Walk Report*
*October 21, 2019*



This morning, Hannah from Illahe Hills Country Club and I led a bird walk
at the private golf club.  We were joined by two other birders for this
nice bird walk.  We were met with partly cloudy skies and 10 – 14 m.p.h.
winds with a few higher gusts.  The temperatures ranged from 54 degrees to
60 degrees during the walk.  We walked about three miles around the golf
course that includes conifer and deciduous forests, riparian (Willamette
River), grassland patches, ponds, etc. The bird activity was good as we
identified (seen and/or heard) 35 species.  *Note:*  This was the last
Illahe Hills CC bird walk for the season.  The next bird walk will likely
take place in mid-2020.



The highlights were as follows:



-  The only raptors seen was a *Red-tailed Hawk* on a snag along the west
edge of the golf course and a *Sharp-shinned Hawk*;



-  Towards the end of the walk we saw two *Red-breasted Sapsuckers* on the
trunk of the same tree about eight (8) inches apart;



-  The Willamette River was quiet as the water was high.  The only
observation on the river was a *Great Blue Heron*;



-  Other nice sightings included a female *Purple Finch*, *Golden-crowned
Kinglets* (3), *Ruby-crowned Kinglets* (2) and 11 *Pine Siskins* in a cedar
tree;



-  We saw 450 *Cackling Geese* flyover during the walk.  Also, a
*Double-crested
Cormorant* flew over us;



-  At the first corner near the river we saw 10 *California Quail* flush
up;



-  The most numerous birds were *Cedar Waxwings* (35), *Dark-eyed Juncos*
(30) and *Golden-crowned Sparrows* (26).



It should be noted that Illahe Hills Country Club is a private club.
Please respect their member’s privacy by not entering the property without
prior permission.



A complete list of today's birds follows.  Our next bird walk is an SAS
Shorts bird walk at *Browns Ferry Park in Tualatin*, this Thursday, *October
24th at 8:30 AM.*  Meet at the Airport Park and Ride to carpool to the
park.  The next bird trip after that is the Minto-Brown Island Park bird
walk.  It will be held on *Sunday, November 3rd at 8:00 AM.*  Meet in
parking lot #3.  Please join us if you can.



Mike Unger

Keizer, OR



*Illahe Hills Country Club (Private) Bird Walk Checklist for October 21,
2019*

*Identified Species: 35*



450 Cackling Goose
12 Mallard
10 California Quail
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove
7 Mourning Dove
2 Anna's Hummingbird
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Red-breasted Sapsucker
8 Northern Flicker
4 Steller's Jay
6 California Scrub-Jay
3 American Crow
9 Black-capped Chickadee
6 Bushtit
3 Golden-crowned Kinglet
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Heard)
2 Bewick's Wren
15 European Starling
2 American Robin
35 Cedar Waxwing
6 House Finch
1 Purple Finch
11 Pine Siskin
20 American Goldfinch
3 Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
30 Dark-eyed Junco
1 White-crowned Sparrow
26 Golden-crowned Sparrow
8 Song Sparrow
4 Spotted Towhee
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
5 passerine sp.


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Msg: #8 in digest
From: <adamus7...>
Subject: [obol] response to those "nobody's gone birding here" maps
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:27:08 -0700

Google tells me over 100 people so far have viewed the county coverage maps whose links I posted recently on OBOL and MidValley Birding.  If those maps encourage even a fraction of those folks and others to submit eBird lists from places other than their usual haunts, my effort, done in the interest of furthering Oregon ornithology just a little bit, will have been worth it.  And you don't need to save my email posts with the links to those maps anymore because thanks to Diana Byrne, the Oregon Birding Association website will now host them for all counties.  See: https://oregonbirding.org/oregon-birding-where-nobodys-looked/   Also on the OBA website, under Community & Events, there will be descriptions of important bird-centered volunteer projects other than the CBC, such as the BBS and others featured in the latest issue of Oregon Birds.  If you're not an OBA member subscribing to Oregon Birds, you should be 😊


On a related note, I've also generated a limited bunch of county maps showing areas that haven't been birded during just the month of October (links below).  In the future I won't be creating these for Every month, but am willing to entertain email requests for a particular month and county.



Paul Adamus

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To see places that were eBirded in OCTOBER (through 2018, not a complete list of all Oregon counties):

Benton:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IerGJ-oraIWAPGKi9S--q0nsvdtnXCzO <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IerGJ-oraIWAPGKi9S--q0nsvdtnXCzO&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Clackamas:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yn40trl9eb59dfQRRwO7riwvgmQovy1V <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yn40trl9eb59dfQRRwO7riwvgmQovy1V&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Clatsop:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ONYxHua7M6H9uiMgrYMesLy5g2xkVdxW <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ONYxHua7M6H9uiMgrYMesLy5g2xkVdxW&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Columbia:  https://drive.google.com/open?idKZziMTSzqNIV0gWmEfa0sWcbeKXAXzJ <https://drive.google.com/open?idKZziMTSzqNIV0gWmEfa0sWcbeKXAXzJ&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Coos:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tug-TTqlYnzKRSCKCawJmABz8ITp69cQ <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tug-TTqlYnzKRSCKCawJmABz8ITp69cQ&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Crook:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n0hsya9ISuMyXkFFiI0lqQ3q_AJ4-Ejm <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n0hsya9ISuMyXkFFiI0lqQ3q_AJ4-Ejm&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Curry: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rLmb1PXh0o-McUUzxpuU_aKA37ikXXGm <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rLmb1PXh0o-McUUzxpuU_aKA37ikXXGm&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Deschutes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ygv-W1-Bky-oRo3aVVXEVA8ruZp9vLf5 <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ygv-W1-Bky-oRo3aVVXEVA8ruZp9vLf5&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Douglas: https://drive.google.com/open?idiUGSSKuwEHc6OH74nhtVxzxL_dDJJbx <https://drive.google.com/open?idiUGSSKuwEHc6OH74nhtVxzxL_dDJJbx&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Jackson:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hKoolqK22HSq3wTG8q_EyiKl7JK60n1f <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hKoolqK22HSq3wTG8q_EyiKl7JK60n1f&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Jefferson:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zrixLpB2byWlLS6RL9X6FRKpVDQUpTvv <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zrixLpB2byWlLS6RL9X6FRKpVDQUpTvv&usp=sharing> &usp=sharing

Josephine:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SPSNHsobp7e_e4o6z4BHOGORmf5wkYxK <https://drive.go
 
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