Date: 1/22/20 2:14 am
From: Pam Otley <pamo1954...>
Subject: [obol] Philomath Sewage Ponds Access Policy Reminder
FYI on access to the ponds.

The Philomath Public Works Department requires all visitors to the ponds
obtain a permit (its free, no charge) from their office at 1515 Willow St,
Philomath. They are open Monday - Friday.


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From: Pam Otley <pamo1954...>
Date: Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 9:23 PM
Subject: Tufted Duck at Philomath Ponds
To: <obol...>

HI all,

Late today an adult male Tufted Duck was found by Doug Robinson at the
Philomath sewage ponds. It was in the northeast pond. By the time I saw it,
it had tucked its head down and apparently slept for the entire time I
watched it. It's very white sides and very black back and head really stood
out amongst the RNDU and LESC that surrounded it. A bit of its tuft was
visible at times and shows in some of my photos. I hoped to see it with its
head up but as darkness descended I had to admit defeat and hope for
another opportunity if it sticks around awhile. Still very exciting!

Photos here:

Happy stormy birding,

Pam Otley

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