Date: 6/19/20 3:34 am
From: larspernorgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fwd: [midvalleybirds] NE Corvallis Harris's Sparrow
There were three Harris' Sparrows near Vale one winter about five years ago. At least one remained into May. It was a falconer who was keeping track of them. I can almost remember his name. Munson? Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> Date: 6/18/20 9:32 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <clearwater...> Cc: OBOL <obol...> Subject: [obol] Re: Fwd: [midvalleybirds] NE Corvallis Harris's Sparrow I checked the source and I was mistaken. Not wrong, just mistaken.Alan ContrerasEugene, <Oregonacontrer56...> Jun 18, 2020, at 7:29 PM, <clearwater...> wrote:That one isn't mentioned in the species account in BOGR (written by someone with a name remarkably similar to yours), but there is mention of one collected at Nehalem in July (citing Walker, 1955).From: "Alan Contreras" <acontrer56...>To: "clearwater" <clearwater...>Cc: "Oregon Birders OnLine" <obol...>Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:40:18 PMSubject: Re: [obol] Fwd: [midvalleybirds] NE Corvallis Harris's SparrowI think there is a June record near Vale but I don’t have the reference handy.Alan ContrerasEugene, <Oregonacontrer56...> Jun 18, 2020, at 6:18 PM, <clearwater...> wrote:A remarkable local sighting that might be of interest for state-wide folks.From: "Lisa Millbank"To: "birding" <birding...>Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:07:56 PMSubject: [midvalleybirds] NE Corvallis Harris's Sparrow I was making dinner when Don yelled, "There's a Harris's Sparrow in theback yard!"  We haven't ever seen a breeding-plumage Harris's Sparrow, andthis is certainly the rarest species on our yard list, #120!  He/shenibbled some millet for a while, but then left the yard.  There is only 1record of this species in Oregon in June on eBird, but maybe others havenot been reported there.There was one at nearby Jackson-Frazier Wetland in early 2019, butwintering birds are more common.  Harris's Sparrows breed in NorthwestTerritories, Nunavut and northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  I can't helpbut feel kind of bad for birds who get this far off-course duringmigration, even though it's exciting to see them.Photos at Mid-Valley Nature<>Lisa Millbank & Don Boucher_______________________________________________birding mailing <listbirding...>://
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