Date: 11/30/19 11:08 am
From: Katy Weil <Katy.Weil...>
Subject: [obol] Re: [External sender]obol Digest V8 #353
Observed three Acorn woodpeckers in a large walnut tree at Forest Glen Park, west side of Forest Grove. Very nice!

Katy Weil, Senior Science Analyst
Metro Parks and Nature
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232
503-797-1688 (office)
503-970-9423 (cell)
<Katy.Weil...><mailto:<Katy.Weil...>
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On Nov 29, 2019, at 10:07 PM, "<obol...><mailto:<obol...>" <obol...><mailto:<obol...>> wrote:

obol Digest Friday, November 29 2019 Volume: 08 Issue: 353

In This Issue:
#1: From: "Robert O'Brien" <baro...><mailto:<baro...>>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: Genomes Sequenced for Every US and Canada ....Th
#2: From: "Robert O'Brien" <baro...><mailto:<baro...>>
Subject: [obol] This year's Black Friday suet deal
#3: From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...><mailto:<teresa.hertzel...>>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>
#4: From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...><mailto:<larspernorgren...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: Hawk ID help
#5: From: "Olin Allen" <olinallen...><mailto:<olinallen...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: Hawk ID help
#6: From: <bmwboarder...><mailto:<bmwboarder...>
Subject: [obol] Emperor Goose
#7: From: Aaron Beerman <aaron.beerman...><mailto:<aaron.beerman...>>
Subject: [obol] BLACK-AND-WARBLER, Columbia Co., Reeder Rd
#8: From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...><mailto:<davidcbaileyoregon...>>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: Hawk ID help
#9: From: "Andy Thomas" <dmarc-noreply...><mailto:<dmarc-noreply...>> (Redacted sender "adt0611" for DMARC)
Subject: [obol] Re: Hawk ID help
#10: From: Bob <rflores_2...><mailto:<rflores_2...>>
Subject: [obol] Black Phoebe, Clark Co., WA
#11: From: Aaron Beerman <aaron.beerman...><mailto:<aaron.beerman...>>
Subject: [obol] Black-and-white Warbler -- Photos, Columbia Co.
#12: From: Rusty Scalf <rscalf...><mailto:<rscalf...>>
Subject: [obol] Anna's Hummingbird question
#13: From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...><mailto:<acontrer56...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: Anna's Hummingbird question
#14: From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...><mailto:<acontrer56...>>
Subject: [obol] dates
#15: From: "Andy Thomas" <dmarc-noreply...><mailto:<dmarc-noreply...>> (Redacted sender "adt0611" for DMARC)
Subject: [obol] Re: Hawk ID help
#16: From: <t4c1x...><mailto:<t4c1x...>
Subject: [obol] jaieger/skua question
#17: From: Bob Archer <rabican1...><mailto:<rabican1...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: jaieger/skua question
#18: From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...><mailto:<acontrer56...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: jaieger/skua question
#19: From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...><mailto:<atowhee...>>
Subject: [obol] kestrel pairs
#20: From: Mike Patterson <celata...><mailto:<celata...>>
Subject: [obol] odd sparrow...
#21: From: Liz <eholencik...><mailto:<eholencik...>>
Subject: [obol] Redhead duck - no, but....
#22: From: <clearwater...><mailto:<clearwater...>
Subject: [obol] Antone CBC on Monday, December 16th
#23: From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...><mailto:<davidcbaileyoregon...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: Redhead duck - no, but....
#24: From: Lynn Thompson <lynnm.thom...><mailto:<lynnm.thom...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: Sauvie Island (Columbia Cty.)Light morph Harlan's
#25: From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...><mailto:<jeffgilligan10...>>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: odd sparrow...

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Msg: #1 in digest
From: "Robert O'Brien" <baro...><mailto:<baro...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 05:20:25 -0800
Subject: [obol] Fwd: Genomes Sequenced for Every US and Canada ....The Scientis

Hopefully birds are next. Or perhaps they've already been done? Bob O'Brien
Carver Oregon
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Bob O'Brien* <bobobob99...><mailto:<bobobob99...>>
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Subject: Genomes Sequenced for Every US and Canada Butterfly | The
Scientist Magazine(R)
To: <baro...><mailto:<baro...>


https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/genomes-
sequenced-for-every-us-and-canada-butterfly-66761



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Msg: #2 in digest
From: "Robert O'Brien" <baro...><mailto:<baro...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 06:08:54 -0800
Subject: [obol] This year's Black Friday suet deal

This year's Black Friday suet deal.
20 packs for $10 free shipping. Order page is a little funky but seems to
work okay. Bob O'Brien Carver Oregon
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Bob O'Brien* <bobobob99...><mailto:<bobobob99...>>
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Subject: 20 Pack Suet Plus 11 oz Mixed Flavors Wild Bird Suet . for $9.99
at Mills Fleet Farm
To: <baro...><mailto:<baro...>

https://www.theblackfriday.com/20-Pack-Suet-Plus-11-oz-
Mixed-Flavors-Wild-Bird-Suet--/78408.htm



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Msg: #3 in digest
From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...><mailto:<teresa.hertzel...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 06:11:42 -0800
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>

*** Species Summary:
Mandarin Duck (3 Josephine)
Blue-winged Teal (1 Linn)
Tufted Duck (8 Benton)
Clark's Grebe (1 Curry)
Long-billed Curlew (1 Clatsop)
Lesser Yellowlegs (2 Clatsop)
Bonaparte's Gull (1 Jackson)
American White Pelican (1 Wasco)
Golden Eagle (1 Lane)
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (1 Coos)
Say's Phoebe (1 Crook)
Blue Jay (2 Umatilla)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (obscura Group) (1 Clatsop)
House Wren (1 Lane)
Northern Mockingbird (1 Clatsop)
Bohemian Waxwing (1 Klamath)
American Pipit (1 Union)
Clay-colored Sparrow (2 Clatsop)
Fox Sparrow (Red) (1 Lane)
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 Deschutes)
Harris's Sparrow (2 Clatsop, 1 Polk)
White-throated Sparrow (1 Union)
Tricolored Blackbird (2 Benton)
Palm Warbler (Yellow) (1 Clatsop)

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

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 12:47 by Cami 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/S61825867
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Under 7th St. bridge."

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 12:47 by Terry 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/S61825444
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Under 7th St. bridge."

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 12:47 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/S61824802
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Under 7th St. bridge."

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 14:00 by Kaplan Yalcin
- Talking Water Gardens, Linn, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.6444396,-123.0718371&llD.6444396,-123.0718371
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61828045
- Comments: "cooler gray tones than female Cinnamon Teal, wide eye arcs.
Loosely associated with small group of Am Wigeon in central pond near the
outflow"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 11:00 by Jill Tengeres
- 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/S61827150
- Comments: "Continuing. Little tufted homie in center pond with other
Aythya sp. Lifer for Jon!"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 11:00 by Jonathan Dachenhaus
- 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/S61823988
- Comments: "Continuing. Little tufted homie in center pond with other
Aythya sp. Lifer for Jon!"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 10:22 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/S61823761
- Comments: "Continuing male, actively diving on S pond with RNDUs. Smudged
flanks, long tuft clearly visible."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 08:15 by Will Wright
- 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/S61819698
- Comments: "Middle pond. Continuing"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 27, 2019 09:24 by Peter Kappes
- 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/S61825207
- Comments: "Immature male. Good look at spiky “tufted” feathers on the
back of the head. Smudgy gray sides with black breast, back, & tail. Dark
head, bluish/dark bill. Continuing rarity seen with Mark, Will, and Kim."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2019 15:00 by Brian Tanis
- 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/S61832987
- Comments: "eclipsed male"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 26, 2019 14:47 by Caleb Centanni
- 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/S61818984
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male (non-breeding or immature plumage of some
kind). With Ring-necks on first (South) pond. Similar to Ring-necks, but
with smaller area of white on the flanks, and more pure white present in
this area, no contrast between grayish flanks and white spur on breast
sides found on Ring-necks. White flares just slightly higher on sides
toward rump. Back, head, breast, and vent area all jet black. Paler eye.
Partially formed tuft of feathers extending off back of crown. Even-shaped,
rounded head, flat in certain postures but never peaked. Nolan may have
photos."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 26, 2019 14:47 by Nolan Clements
- 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/S61818985
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male (non-breeding or immature plumage of some
kind). With Ring-necks on first (South) pond. Similar to Ring-necks, but
with smaller area of white on the flanks, and more pure white present in
this area, no contrast between grayish flanks and white spur on breast
sides found on Ring-necks. White flares just slightly higher on sides
toward rump. Back, head, breast, and vent area all jet black. Paler eye.
Partially formed tuft of feathers extending off back of crown. Even-shaped,
rounded head, flat in certain postures but never peaked. Nolan may have
photos."

Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 12:23 by Brian Barr
- Chetco River--South Jetty, Curry, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.0445123,-124.2695332&llB.0445123,-124.2695332
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61824427
- Comments: "Definite Clark's, black on head high above eye, very yellow
bill, narrow black stripe down back of neck. Seen with western grebes."

Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 09:51 by Cassandra Clift
- US-OR-Seaside (45.9897,-123.9337), Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.989703,-123.933735&llE.989703,-123.933735
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61819647
- Comments: "Sandpiper-like with d-curved bill"

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 09:40 by J. Micheal Patterson
- Wireless Rd (336), Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qF.1547438,-123.8265684&llF.1547438,-123.8265684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61828261
- Comments: "Presumably the one of the birds that has been seen in the
slough for several weeks now."

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 10:53 by Molly Sultany
- Wireless Rd., Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qF.1602748,-123.8265181&llF.1602748,-123.8265181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61824076
- Comments: "Seen foraging with two greater yellowlegs. Bill length equal
to head, smaller body size next to greater yellowlegs."

Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2019 15:00 by bob hunter
- Lost Creek Lake--Medco A, Jackson, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.6738312,-122.6418829&llB.6738312,-122.6418829
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61832464
- Comments: "black bill, with dark spot behind eye"

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 12:04 by Matt Cooper
- 13 Mosier Creek Place, Mosier, Oregon, US (45.686, -121.393), Wasco,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.6856798,-121.3927431&llE.6856798,-121.3927431
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61828497
- Comments: "Spotted a lone flyer in the bay outside of Mosier on the
Columbia"

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 11:17 by Sally Hill
- Bond Rd., Lane, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.1214675,-123.23861&llD.1214675,-123.23861
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61824315
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Perched in cotton wood tree. Very dark brown breast and belly.
Dark tail band with lighter gray not white. Golden nape. Photos."

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 15:16 by Thomas Czubek
- North Spit--Weyco Settling Pond, Coos, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qC.424505,-124.2849398&llC.424505,-124.2849398
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61828405
- Comments: "6 m from me. Bright yellow under wings and tail."

Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 09:35 by Charles Gates
- 8404 SW Reif Rd, Powell Butte US-OR (44.2240,-121.0269), Crook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.224036,-121.026891&llD.224036,-121.026891
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61818994
- Media: 3 Photos

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (2)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 14:30 by Kent Coe
- McKay Creek Road, Umatilla, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.5066768,-118.708959&llE.5066768,-118.708959
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61831437
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing."

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 09:45 by Kent Coe
- McKay Creek Road, Umatilla, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.5066768,-118.708959&llE.5066768,-118.708959
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61831220
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "First seen on 17 November. Blue coloured jay, with a slight
crest, black necklace."

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (obscura Group) (Polioptila caerulea [obscura Group])
(1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2019 08:36 by Andy Frank
- Svenson Island Rd., Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qF.1760972,-123.6502433&llF.1760972,-123.6502433
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61807985
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Brief but good looks. Loosely associating with two
black-capped chickadees. Small gray bird with a longer tail. White outer
recs. White eye ring. Photos of tail show pattern consistent with western
obscura grp/ssp. Black at base of underside of tail and basal upper side of
r5 and white tips only on r4 (I'm assuming this species has 12 rectrices)."

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 09:29 by John Sullivan
- West D Greenway, Lane, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.0487234,-123.0380237&llD.0487234,-123.0380237
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61820678
- Comments: "Plain, light brown Wren with much longer tail than Pacific
Wren. Not rich-brown of Pacific. Plain brown face without white
supercillium of Bewicks Wren. Gave harsh scolding chatter unlike Pacific or
Bewicks Wren as it skulked away through the underbrush. Good look but no
photo."

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 13:04 by Molly Sultany
- 389 NW 13th St, Warrenton US-OR (46.1878,-123.9237), Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qF.187809,-123.923724&llF.187809,-123.923724
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61824672
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 10:00 by Alex Henry
- Crater Lake NP--Rim Village, Klamath, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qB.9109122,-122.1476644&llB.9109122,-122.1476644
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61828200
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Large waxwing with rusty under tail coverts."

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (2)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 08:05 by Russ Morgan
- Godley Road, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.282446,-117.8910618&llE.282446,-117.8910618
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61831537
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo. Both together along hot ditch near corner of Woodruff
and Godley."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 10:53 by Molly Sultany
- Wireless Rd., Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qF.1602748,-123.8265181&llF.1602748,-123.8265181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61824076
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 08:30 by Karen Drain
- Wireless Rd., Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qF.1602748,-123.8265181&llF.1602748,-123.8265181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61822837
- Comments: "Continuing species seen with flock of mixed sparrows, NE
corner of road. Photos to follow"

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 11:17 by Sally Hill
- Bond Rd., Lane, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.1214675,-123.23861&llD.1214675,-123.23861
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61824315
- Comments: "Near seed drop by bridge. Gray face with eye ring, red/rufous
on crown and auriculars. Bright red tail."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis
hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 07:50 by Caleb Centanni
- Courtney's Palace, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.0678762,-121.2925604&llD.0678762,-121.2925604
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61818563
- Comments: "Female/immature with light grayish hood similar shade to back
and extending further down breast than Oregon, but some contrast between
lower hood edges and light clay brown flank color. Any commentary from the
reviewer on the best ID for this?"

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 12:00 by Howard Feltmann
- Baskett Slough NWR, Polk, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qD.9614021,-123.257246&llD.9614021,-123.257246
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61830321
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 10:53 by Molly Sultany
- Wireless Rd., Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qF.1602748,-123.8265181&llF.1602748,-123.8265181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61824076
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 08:30 by Karen Drain
- Wireless Rd., Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qF.1602748,-123.8265181&llF.1602748,-123.8265181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61822837
- Comments: "Continuing . Photos to follow"

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 14:30 by Dave Trochlell
- Sunnyhill Park and nearby neighborhoods, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qE.3083125,-118.0847318&llE.3083125,-118.0847318
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61829693
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "See attached low-quality photo. The bird was in the dense
shrubs near the Highland Drive pond and readily responded to my "pishing".
I watched as it fed on hawthorn berries."

Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 10:22 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/S61823761
- Comments: "Male at sw corner. Dark charcoal-black with some whitish/pale
gray feather edges, deep red epaulette w/ white border."

Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 28, 2019 08:15 by Will Wright
- 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/S61819698
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "White line in wing, with blood red epaulet. Photos"

Palm Warbler (Yellow) (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2019 13:55 by Andy Frank
- The Reserve at Gearhart, Clatsop, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qF.045791,-123.923106&llF.045791,-123.923106
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61807978
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Pale yellow wash on underparts, especially belly with hint of
yellow in malar and supercillium in front of eye."

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Msg: #4 in digest
From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...><mailto:<larspernorgren...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 07:44:56 -0800
Subject: [obol] Re: Hawk ID help

This is as juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk. The folded primary tips stop about
2 inches shy of the tip of the tail. On a Red-tail the primaries would be
even with the tail end. A Cooper's primary tips stop at the base of the
tail when folded. The cere is still gray/ blue--that waxy tissue around the
nostrils, unlike the horny beak itself. Adult raptors usually have a yellow
cere. I saw my first 'shoulder in Oregon at Eckman Lake,(Waldport) in 2004.
While it was flying l thought it was a Cooper's--the wings are so short and
the tail so long compared to other local buteos. The wing load is high so
Redshoulders have an Accipter giss in motion.
I believe half or more of the Redshouldered Hawk detections l've made
north of Polk County were in November. And with one notable exception , all
first year birds.
On Thu, Nov 28, 2019, 6:38 PM Andrew Thomas <andy.t...><mailto:<andy.t...>> wrote:

As I was watching this bird, I thought it was a Cooper's, but now I'm not
sure. Wasn't able to get a view of the ventral side. Seen at about noon
today at Mary S. Young Park in West Linn (Clackamas).
Thanks,
Andrew Thomas






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Msg: #5 in digest
From: "Olin Allen" <olinallen...><mailto:<olinallen...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: Hawk ID help
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:52:11 -0800

I believe this is a juvenile red-tail, not red-shoulder. As for primary
projection, it falls several inches short (i.e. very noticeably short) in
red-shoulders, and just a little short in red-tails, as is the case with
this bird. Although we don't have a clear view of the ventral side of this
bird, it appears to have a clear upper breast and throat, which you would
never see in a red-shoulder. Also, the markings on the lower breast and
belly are diamond- or chevron-shaped as in red-tails, not more
teardrop-shaped as in red-shoulders. In addition, the dark bands on the
tail of this bird are much narrower than the light bands, as with red-tails.
In juvenile red-shoulders it's the reverse, or at least the bands are of
equal width. Finally, there is far too much white on the upper surface of
this bird in the scapulars, and far too little patterning in the face, for
it to be a red-shoulder.


Olin

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Olin Allen

Shangri-Llama Farm

Monmouth, Oregon






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Msg: #6 in digest
From: <bmwboarder...><mailto:<bmwboarder...>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:56:32 -0800
Subject: [obol] Emperor Goose

After a while of searching this morning, I finally found the emperor goose on sauvie island. I had actually given up and was heading home, and found one large flock of cackling geese, which also had the emperor goose in it. According to my eBird report, it was actually in multnomah county. Here is a distant pic and a map to where I saw it last. The group flushed and most returned to the field, but I wasn’t able to re find the emperor goose. But I was also short on time and needed to get the car back to my wife. At least it is still around. Fun to see, even if briefly!
45°43'07.0"N 122°46'24.5"W
https://goo.gl/maps/yHT3mhsk4QnmXZ8Z9



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Msg: #7 in digest
From: Aaron Beerman <aaron.beerman...><mailto:<aaron.beerman...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:31:48 -0800
Subject: [obol] BLACK-AND-WARBLER, Columbia Co., Reeder Rd

There is currently a female or 1st winter Black and White working the grove
of trees at the Sauvie Island beach parking area.
Location:
45.7691056, -122.7711530

There is also a big group of 14+ Townsend's Warbler and many kinglets. We
also looked for the Emperor goose where Brandon was but no luck.

Cheers,
Aaron



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Msg: #8 in digest
From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...><mailto:<davidcbaileyoregon...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:43:28 -0800
Subject: [obol] Fwd: Hawk ID help

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...><mailto:<davidcbaileyoregon...>>
Date: Fri, Nov 29, 2019, 11:41
Subject: Re: [obol] Hawk ID help
To: <andy.t...><mailto:<andy.t...>>

I disagree with Lars, but agree with Olin Allen. The photos show a
RED-TAILED HAWK immature. As Olin mentioned, the dark tail bands are the
narrower bands, where in Red-shouldered the dark bands are noticeably the
thicker bands. The tail does NOT project far enough past the wingtips for
Red-shouldered, but fine for immature Red-tailed Hawks; I believe immature
Red-tailed Hawks have shorter wings than adults. The spotted white patch on
the scapulars of this bird coupled with the white splotches on the wing
coverts will form two messy V's on the mantle (back and adjacent upper
parts) if we could see the dorsal side if this bird--those mantle V's are a
classic, but lesser-known Red-tailed Hawk field mark.

David C. Bailey
Seaside, Oregon

On Thu, Nov 28, 2019, 18:38 Andrew Thomas <andy.t...><mailto:<andy.t...>> wrote:

As I was watching this bird, I thought it was a Cooper's, but now I'm not
sure. Wasn't able to get a view of the ventral side. Seen at about noon
today at Mary S. Young Park in West Linn (Clackamas).
Thanks,
Andrew Thomas






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Msg: #9 in digest
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:50:31 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Andy Thomas" <dmarc-noreply...><mailto:<dmarc-noreply...>> (Redacted sender "adt0611" for DMARC)
Subject: [obol] Re: Hawk ID help

Cheers!Andrew Thomas




On Thursday, November 28, 2019, 6:38:16 PM PST, Andrew Thomas <andy.t...><mailto:<andy.t...>> wrote:

As I was watching this bird, I thought it was a Cooper's, but now I'm not sure. Wasn't able to get a view of the ventral side. Seen at about noon today at Mary S. Young Park in West Linn (Clackamas).
Thanks, Andrew Thomas



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Msg: #10 in digest
From: Bob <rflores_2...><mailto:<rflores_2...>>
Subject: [obol] Black Phoebe, Clark Co., WA
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 20:37:30 +0000

Just had a black phoebe at the end of LaFramboise Rd, Vancouver WMA. Look around main parking area.

Bob Flores
Ridgefield, WA
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Msg: #11 in digest
From: Aaron Beerman <aaron.beerman...><mailto:<aaron.beerman...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:38:37 -0800
Subject: [obol] Black-and-white Warbler -- Photos, Columbia Co.

My checklist with a few photos of the BWWA.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S61846781

The bird seen more on the south side of the Reeder Rd beach access parking
area. The group was working north as we were leaving though.

Aaron B
Oregon City, OR



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Msg: #12 in digest
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:34:06 -0800
From: Rusty Scalf <rscalf...><mailto:<rscalf...>>
Subject: [obol] Anna's Hummingbird question

Greetings,
Does anyone have have Anna's Hummingbird 1st seen and 1st breeding dates
for Oregon Coast sites, from Brookings to Astoria?

Any leads on who I should contact in Washington and British Columbia for
such info?

Apparently Anna's are being seen in SE Alaska though I don't know if
they're bred

I would like to make an annotated range expansion map.

Thank you for any help

Rusty Scalf

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Rusty Scalf


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Msg: #13 in digest
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...><mailto:<acontrer56...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: Anna's Hummingbird question
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:39:05 -0800

They have bred in Medford in January.

Alan Contreras
<acontrer56...><mailto:<acontrer56...>
Eugene, Oregon

www.alanlcontreras.com<http://www.alanlcontreras.com>

Attending Christmas Bird Counts with good weather forecasts.



On Nov 29, 2019, at 3:34 PM, Rusty Scalf <rscalf...><mailto:<rscalf...>> wrote:

Greetings,

Does anyone have have Anna's Hummingbird 1st seen and 1st breeding dates for Oregon Coast sites, from Brookings to Astoria?

Any leads on who I should contact in Washington and British Columbia for such info?

Apparently Anna's are being seen in SE Alaska though I don't know if they're bred

I would like to make an annotated range expansion map.

Thank you for any help

Rusty Scalf



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Rusty Scalf



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Msg: #14 in digest
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...><mailto:<acontrer56...>>
Subject: [obol] dates
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:47:21 -0800

You want all-time first records for Anna’s by location? There are some early dates in Marshall et al. Birds of Oregon 2003.
See my article in Western Birds also, for earliest Oregon record in 1940s. Zimmerman in American Birds is not correct.

Also see Birds of Coos County and the Lincoln records that Range Bayer published. There are county publications for Lane Co that may help. Contact Hendrik for Benton.

First breeding is harder to demonstrate.



Alan Contreras
<acontrer56...><mailto:<acontrer56...>
Eugene, Oregon

www.alanlcontreras.com<http://www.alanlcontreras.com>

Attending Christmas Bird Counts with good weather forecasts.












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Msg: #15 in digest
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:36:50 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Andy Thomas" <dmarc-noreply...><mailto:<dmarc-noreply...>> (Redacted sender "adt0611" for DMARC)
Subject: [obol] Re: Hawk ID help

Andrew Thomas
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On Friday, November 29, 2019, 11:50:37 AM PST, Andy Thomas <adt0611...><mailto:<adt0611...>> wrote:
Thanks to all of you who responded. I have changed my ID on eBird to Red-tailed Hawk, based only on the preponderance of opinions here. In case it helps to form a consensus, here is a link to all of my photos of this bird. I am secretly rooting for Red-shouldered -- that would be a first for me.

Cheers!Andrew Thomas







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Msg: #16 in digest
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:37:13 -0800 (PST)
From: <t4c1x...><mailto:<t4c1x...>
Subject: [obol] jaieger/skua question

Many years ago I saw a skua/jaeger species over Thornton Creek (Lincoln).II know it was a jaeger or a skua, because it was dark and had the white primary patches typical of that family. I saw those marks clearly as the bird was overhead, Howver,I did not have binoculars at the time, and the bird was several hundred feet above me, so I had (and have) no way of determining its specific i.d. But I do have a question. The bird was soaring in circles, like a buteo. I have seen quite a few (not lots) of jaegers, and have never seen one soar. I have seen precisely one skua in my life, so nothing about them. Are either jaegers or skuas known to soar? Are both? Just curious.

Darrel.



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Msg: #17 in digest
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...><mailto:<rabican1...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:46:49 -0800
Subject: [obol] Re: jaieger/skua question

I can't say I have ever seen a skua of any type soaring for any extended
period of time. However, I have no real experience with such birds over
land.
Bob Archer
pdx

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 4:37 PM <t4c1x...><mailto:<t4c1x...>> wrote:


Many years ago I saw a skua/jaeger species over Thornton Creek
(Lincoln).II know it was a jaeger or a skua, because it was dark and had
the white primary patches typical of that family. I saw those marks clearly
as the bird was overhead, Howver,I did not have binoculars at the time, and
the bird was several hundred feet above me, so I had (and have) no way of
determining its specific i.d. But I do have a question. The bird was
soaring in circles, like a buteo. I have seen quite a few (not lots) of
jaegers, and have never seen one soar. I have seen precisely one skua in my
life, so nothing about them. Are either jaegers or skuas known to soar?
Are both? Just curious.

Darrel.




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Msg: #18 in digest
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...><mailto:<acontrer56...>>
Subject: [obol] Re: jaieger/skua question
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:52:44 -0800

jaegers can soar remarkably well. I saw a Parasitic at Davis Lake in late summer many years ago that left the lake surface and soared more or less straight up until I could not see it at all WITH 8x binoculars. It hardly moved a wing.
How high was it then? Maybe 6,000 feet? I’m sure that the wonder of physics would give us an answer but I don’t do math.


Alan Contreras
<acontrer56...><mailto:<acontrer56...>
Eugene, Oregon

www.alanlcontreras.com<http://www.alanlcontreras.com>

Attending Christmas Bird Counts with good weather forecasts.


On Nov 29, 2019, at 5:46 PM, Bob Archer <rabican1...><mailto:<rabican1...>> wrote:

I can't say I have ever seen a skua of any type soaring for any extended period of time. However, I have no real experience with such birds over land.

Bob Archer
pdx

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 4:37 PM <t4c1x...><mailto:<t4c1x...> <mailto:<t4c1x...>> wrote:

Many years ago I saw a skua/jaeger species over Thornton Creek (Lincoln).II know it was a jaeger or a skua, because it was dark and had the white primary patches typical of that family. I saw those marks clearly as the bird was overhead, Howver,I did not have binoculars at the time, and the bird was several hundred feet above me, so I had (and have) no way of determining its specific i.d. But I do have a question. The bird was soaring in circles, like a buteo. I have seen quite a few (not lots) of jaegers, and have never seen one soar. I have seen precisely one skua in my life, so nothing about them. Are either jaegers or skuas known to soar? Are both? Just curious.

Darrel.



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Msg: #19 in digest
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...><mailto:<atowhee...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 18:12:35 -0800
Subject: [obol] kestrel pairs

In November: https://atowhee.blog/2019/11/29/togetherness-falco-style/
--
Harry Fuller
author of: *San Francisco's Natural History: Sand Dunes to Streetcars:*
https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/sfnh/
author of *Great Gray Owls of CA-OR-WA*:
https://ecowise.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/the-great-gray-owl-book/
author of *Freeway Birding*: *freewaybirding.com<http://freewaybirding.com>
<http://freewaybirding.com>*
birding website: http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com<http://atowhee.wordpress.com>



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Msg: #20 in digest
From: Mike Patterson <celata...><mailto:<celata...>>
Subject: [obol] odd sparrow...
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 18:23:20 -0800

I already ran this by Joel, but it's may be worth broadening the
discussion....
I found this at the seed patch along Wireless Rd this afternoon,
photo was through the wind shield, a bit fuzz, but yes, that is a
well defined eye-ring...


--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistical Significance
http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3761



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Msg: #21 in digest
From: Liz <eholencik...><mailto:<eholencik...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 18:50:58 -0800
Subject: [obol] Redhead duck - no, but....

This morning I went to look for the Redhead Duck that Chuck Philo found at South Jetty, Newport yesterday. I did not find the Redhead but I did witness this - Mink vs Prickleback. The Prickleback didn’t stand a chance. The Mink was hunting about three rocks out on the first finger. He reached into the water, grabbed the Prickleback and the fight was on. A first for me.
Happy Birding,
Liz Holencik, Tidewater

Sent from my house

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Msg: #22 in digest
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:04:43 -0800 (PST)
From: <clearwater...><mailto:<clearwater...>
Subject: [obol] Antone CBC on Monday, December 16th

If you're fed up with geese, ducks, gulls, mild weather and tame conditions on the west side of the Cascades, then this is the count for you!
The Antone Christmas Bird Count features cool birds like Mountain Quail, Canyon Wren, American Dipper, Northern Shrike, and the occasional flock of Common Redpolls. If you like Townsend's Solitaires, we sometimes get them by the hundreds! Golden Eagles, Prairie Falcons and Northern Goshawk are also expected.

Our packet for volunteers this years includes a "backcountry hiking hazard assessment." Honestly, we don't expect for poisonous snakes or sunstroke to be an issue at this time of year, but the other precautions all seem valid.

If this didn't scare you off then please contact me to volunteer. Once again, we're looking forward to meeting in the kitchen of the historic Cant Ranch house along the wild and scenic John Day River, before and after the count.

Please contact me for details if you're interested.

--
Joel Geier
Compiler, Antone CBC
541 745-5821
<clearwater...><mailto:<clearwater...>





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Msg: #23 in digest
From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...><mailto:<davidcbaileyoregon...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:44:00 -0800
Subject: [obol] Re: Redhead duck - no, but....

Very interesting sighting. Thanks for sharing.
On Fri, Nov 29, 2019, 18:51 Liz <eholencik...><mailto:<eholencik...>> wrote:

This morning I went to look for the Redhead Duck that Chuck Philo found at
South Jetty, Newport yesterday. I did not find the Redhead but I did
witness this - Mink vs Prickleback. The Prickleback didn’t stand a
chance. The Mink was hunting about three rocks out on the first finger.
He reached into the water, grabbed the Prickleback and the fight was on. A
first for me.

Happy Birding,
Liz Holencik, Tidewater

Sent from my house


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Msg: #24 in digest
From: Lynn Thompson <lynnm.thom...><mailto:<lynnm.thom...>>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:49:31 -0800
Subject: [obol] Re: Sauvie Island (Columbia Cty.)Light morph Harlan's hawk

I saw this hawk twice today on Reeder Rd. It was sitting high in the same
tree. Thanks for the great pics! Could dark morph Rough-legged Hawk?
On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 8:02 PM Jack Williamson <
<jack.williamson.jr...><mailto:<jack.williamson.jr...>> wrote:

I have more questions than answers after reviewing a few images
(presumably) of the same bird first found by Ed McVicker then refound by
Tom McNamara 16 November.

I have labeled the following field marks for [+] and against [-] a
Harlan's Id this evening after reviewing images captured earlier today

[-] Lack of Feathered tarsi
[+] Outer primaries appear boldly banded
[-] Absence of a dark belly band
[-] Patagials not larger/bolder than other species in the area
[-] Absence of longitudinal black streaks on retrices
[-] Forecrown not distinctly whiteish
[+] Yellow cere

Looking forward to learning what I have not seen but should have.

View the full-screen slideshow for the best resolution.

https://adobe.ly/346t2UI


Jack Williamson
West Linn, Oregon




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Msg: #25 in digest
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...><mailto:<jeffgilligan10...>>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: odd sparrow...
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 21:08:43 -0800

Hi Mike
I don’t see why this isn’t a Savannah Sparrow. We know how variable that wide range species is. I couldn’t fit it with any Asian species.

Jeff Gilligan





Begin forwarded message:

From: Mike Patterson <celata...><mailto:<celata...> <mailto:<celata...>>
Subject: [obol] odd sparrow...
Date: November 29, 2019 at 6:23:20 PM PST
To: 'OBOL' <obol...><mailto:<obol...> <mailto:<obol...>>
Reply-To: <celata...><mailto:<celata...> <mailto:<celata...>

I already ran this by Joel, but it's may be worth broadening the
discussion....

I found this at the seed patch along Wireless Rd this afternoon,
photo was through the wind shield, a bit fuzz, but yes, that is a
well defined eye-ring...


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




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