Date: 8/23/20 7:19 am
From: Pat Blue Heron <patblueheron...>
Subject: [obol] Re: obol Digest V9 #253
Has anyone seen the Bar-tailed Godwit recently on a Oregon Coast. We were at Ocean Beach Saturday at low tide and saw what I thought might have been one. Very rufous looking in comparison.
Pat Blue Heron
Florence

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> obol Digest Saturday, August 22 2020 Volume: 09 Issue: 253
>
> In This Issue:
> #1: From: "<nw105...>" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender "nw105" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] Tan- vs White-morph White-striped Sparrows
> #2: From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Utah Rare Bird Alert <daily>
> #3: From: Joel Geier <clearwater...>
> Subject: [obol] Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data entry possibility for
> #4: From: Don Henise <kiskadee3...>
> Subject: [obol] Marbled Godwits, Long- billed Curlew Bullards Beach S
> #5: From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data entry possibility
> #6: From: Joel Geier <clearwater...>
> Subject: [obol] Proposed reduction in critical habitat for Northern S
> #7: From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>
> #8: From: Joel Geier <clearwater...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Utah rare bird alert / Green Herons
> #9: From: Jay Withgott <withgott...>
> Subject: [obol] Sturgeon Lake (Sauvie Is), and NPortland, and WF Gees
> #10: From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
> Subject: [obol] Ankney, Aug. 22
> #11: From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
> Subject: [obol] Ankeny addendum, Aug 22
> #12: From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
> Subject: [obol] Ankeny on August 22
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Msg: #1 in digest
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 07:11:46 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "<nw105...>" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender "nw105" for DMARC)
> Subject: [obol] Tan- vs White-morph White-striped Sparrows
>
> It’s been known for a while that the tan-morph (tm)of this species is less aggressive than the white-morph (wm)White-throated Sparrow. When confrontedwith recordings of seeming territorial intruders, wms morphs sing more songsand for longer periods. Both male andfemale wms seek more extra-pair copulations and both male and femalewms sing; male tms practice more mate-guarding from extra-paircopulations and both male and female tms attend more to nestlings. (The famous tm x wm pairingsare most likely to involve a tm male and a wm female.) Thus the two morphs are pursuing distinctreproductive strategies: reproductive quantity vs offspring care quality.
>
> Â
>
> It’s now known that wm behavior is under the controlof a single estrogen receptor gene in a block of genes (a super-gene) that becameinverted at some point during a historical chromosome reproduction event. The chromosome broke and when it reassembleditself, this block of genes was re-inserted ‘upside down’ as it were. This has been tested both in the field andthe lab. < https://academic.oup.com/condor/article/101/4/842/5124234>
>
>
> Nathaniel WanderPortland, OR
>
>
> "This is my home, this is my only home/Â This is the only sacred ground that I have ever known/Â And should I stray in the dark night alone/ Rock me Goddess in the gentle arms of Eden" Dave Carter & Tracy Grammar, "Rock Me Goddess in the Gentle Arms of Eden" <https://www.youtube.com/watch?vºGMATHlSK4>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #2 in digest
> From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 07:44:03 -0600
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Utah Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> *** Species Summary:
> Hudsonian Godwit (1 Box Elder)
> Common Tern (1 Box Elder)
> Green Heron (2 Summit)
> Bay-breasted Warbler (1 Kane)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
>
> Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica) (1)
> - Reported Aug 19, 2020 07:00 by Ann Richards
> - Willard Bay SP--NW Playas, Box Elder, Utah
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qA.373717,-112.133503&llA.373717,-112.133503
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72671011
> - Comments: "Continuing. Smaller than Marbled Godwit. White supercilium;
> overall gray; white rump"
>
> Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (1)
> - Reported Aug 19, 2020 07:00 by Ann Richards
> - Willard Bay SP--NW Playas, Box Elder, Utah
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&qA.373717,-112.133503&llA.373717,-112.133503
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72671011
> - Comments: "Dark bar on edge of wing"
>
> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 07:20 by Joshua Day
> - 275–299 Icy Springs Rd, Coalville US-UT 40.91879, -111.40975, Summit, Utah
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&q@.918792,-111.409749&ll@.918792,-111.409749
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72644778
> - Media: 7 Photos
> - Comments: "Will add pictures. Previously reported in this spot. Small
> heron with green back and red chest"
>
> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 08:30 by Daniel Lindhardt
> - I-80 W, Coalville US-UT (40.9189,-111.4091), Summit, Utah
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&q@.918902,-111.409056&ll@.918902,-111.409056
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72650562
> - Comments: "Same location as previous reports. Hanging out next to the bit
> of water by I-80."
>
> Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 19, 2020 09:25 by Janet Doxey
> - Duck Creek Visitor Center, Kane, Utah
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z&q7.5156235,-112.7000338&ll7.5156235,-112.7000338
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72650379
> - Comments: "Continuing rarity. Large, heavyset warbler with bright white
> spots on wing bar area. Not full wing bars yet. Olive head and mantel.
> Either adult in molt or first year. Seen at faucet dripping into basin at
> Duck Creek VC."
>
> ***********
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #3 in digest
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 11:27:34 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Joel Geier <clearwater...>
> Subject: [obol] Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data entry possibility for 2020 rout
>
> Back in early spring, field activities for the 2020 North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) were officially cancelled, due to concerns about the covid-19 pandemic. This was a sensible decision considering that there are many routes -- especially in the East -- that would be difficult to run without interacting with local communities, and/or would require overnight travel bringing volunteers into contact with more distant communities.
> However, there was some discussion among long-time volunteers in the Western states and provinces about running at least some key routes, in situations where this could be done with minimal risk of social contact. The idea was that, even if the normal BBS data portal were unavailable, it should be possible to enter the stop data in eBird, and then -- hopefully -- at some point in the future there could be an effort to bring those data over into the main BBS database.
>
> During June I ran two relatively nearby routes with this idea in mind, skipping three other routes that require longer travel and/or visiting a land company office to check out and return gate keys.
>
> Afterwards, while poking around on the BBS website just out of curiosity, I discovered that they've left open a door for 2020 route data. So I submitted my data directly.
>
> Once you find the doorway in, the data-entry system works just like in prior years. I was able to enter all of my stop data, and produce summary reports to cross-check for errors against my home-made field data sheets. After I reviewed everything and clicked on the button to submit my data, I even got the standard automatic e-mail from Patuxent, to say that my data was being processed.
>
> So, if you're a BBS veteran and you ran any of your normal BBS routes this year, you should be able to do this too. Here's how:
>
> (1) Once you're logged into the data entry portal, look for the link labeled "ROUTE LIST" at the top of the page, and click on that.
>
> (2) This brings up your 2019 routes, but there's a link "Click here to see all years." Click on that and you'll see your full list of routes including 2020, right at the top.
>
> (3) Use the 2020 route links to do your data entry as you usually would.
>
> All very simple ... happy data-entry!
>
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #4 in digest
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:21:33 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Marbled Godwits, Long- billed Curlew Bullards Beach State Park
> From: Don Henise <kiskadee3...>
>
> êëz{e˃­¹^tjÂ+lÿRèžÛŠY^t+«•ì0ŠØyZ¦n·¥jwZ²)à•àeiÉÿmée‰çO–‹Þ®‰í…æÞiÈZ´¥•ªÝ°šr­j׏j¹ÿÿôá{&«{_öš)^¶†¦ŠW§¢»a¡ûaz–«’)à–‹p…êÞ¶©j¹+¡§mº¹ì²‹­†Ú-…éb‚a¢ëü:'éâ±ã2®Ù^>ˆ§·ó‘’+$iמßö­·ùÞ
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #5 in digest
> From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data entry possibility for 2020
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:25:15 -0700
>
> Thanks for the detective work, Joel. I, too, ran my Summit Prairie Survey which I have done since 1984 so I wasn’t going to let a pandemic get in the way of running the route. I’m glad I did as I found Crook County’s first Least Flycatcher that day and had an enjoyable day in the middle of nowhere.
>
>
> Tom
>
>
>
> From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Joel Geier
> Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:28 AM
> To: Oregon Birders OnLine <obol...>
> Subject: [obol] Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data entry possibility for 2020 routes
>
>
>
> Back in early spring, field activities for the 2020 North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) were officially cancelled, due to concerns about the covid-19 pandemic. This was a sensible decision considering that there are many routes -- especially in the East -- that would be difficult to run without interacting with local communities, and/or would require overnight travel bringing volunteers into contact with more distant communities.
>
> However, there was some discussion among long-time volunteers in the Western states and provinces about running at least some key routes, in situations where this could be done with minimal risk of social contact. The idea was that, even if the normal BBS data portal were unavailable, it should be possible to enter the stop data in eBird, and then -- hopefully -- at some point in the future there could be an effort to bring those data over into the main BBS database.
>
>
>
> During June I ran two relatively nearby routes with this idea in mind, skipping three other routes that require longer travel and/or visiting a land company office to check out and return gate keys.
>
>
>
> Afterwards, while poking around on the BBS website just out of curiosity, I discovered that they've left open a door for 2020 route data. So I submitted my data directly.
>
> Once you find the doorway in, the data-entry system works just like in prior years. I was able to enter all of my stop data, and produce summary reports to cross-check for errors against my home-made field data sheets. After I reviewed everything and clicked on the button to submit my data, I even got the standard automatic e-mail from Patuxent, to say that my data was being processed.
>
>
>
> So, if you're a BBS veteran and you ran any of your normal BBS routes this year, you should be able to do this too. Here's how:
>
> (1) Once you're logged into the data entry portal, look for the link labeled "ROUTE LIST" at the top of the page, and click on that.
>
>
>
> (2) This brings up your 2019 routes, but there's a link "Click here to see all years." Click on that and you'll see your full list of routes including 2020, right at the top.
>
> (3) Use the 2020 route links to do your data entry as you usually would.
>
>
> All very simple ... happy data-entry!
>
> --
> Joel Geier
>
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #6 in digest
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 13:03:45 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Joel Geier <clearwater...>
> Subject: [obol] Proposed reduction in critical habitat for Northern Spotted Owl
>
> This announcement appeared in the Federal Register on August 11th but I don't recall seeing any mention of it here on OBOL.
> [ https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/08/11/2020-15675/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-revised-designation-of-critical-habitat-for-the | https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/08/11/2020-15675/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-revised-designation-of-critical-habitat-for-the ]
> The proposed action would remove protections from about 200,000 acres currently designated as critical habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl.
> Public comments on this proposed action can be submitted through October 13th. The link to do so should be posted here:
> [ https://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/ | https://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/ ]
> but I don't see it there yet. There are links for other background information, maps etc.
>
> Local news coverage including a response from Portland Audubon can be found here:
> [ https://www.koin.com/news/environment/extinction-in-balance-as-feds-try-shrinking-owl-habitat/ | https://www.koin.com/news/environment/extinction-in-balance-as-feds-try-shrinking-owl-habitat/ ]
>
> This proposal is apparently part of a new, more general policy direction for interpretation of the Endangered Species Act by the current administration, which asserts that USFWS can “exclude certain areas from critical habitat for economic, national security or other relevant factors so long as such exclusion does not cause the species to go extinct.” Under this new interpretation, areas that were previously identified by scientists as necessary for species recovery would not necessarily be protected, if removal of those protections cannot be shown to lead directly to extinction.
>
> I'm copying this posting to the BOO list in case there is interest in a broad-ranging discussion of the policy aspects. However, I would expect that comments focusing on the science of Spotted Owl conservation, as well as any personal experience birding in the areas slated for removal from protection (though avoiding giving detailed coordinates for any remaining owls), would be fully within the scope of what is allowed on OBOL.
>
> --
> Joel Geier
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Msg: #7 in digest
> From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 11:19:16 -0600
> Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert <daily>
>
> Many apologies, I sent out the Utah eBird alert earlier. Here is the one
> for Oregon.
>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Common Goldeneye (2 Gilliam)
> Franklin's Gull (3 Columbia)
> Common Tern (1 Columbia)
> Green Heron (1 Hood River)
> Budgerigar (2 Washington)
> Willow Flycatcher (3 Deschutes)
> Oak Titmouse (1 Klamath)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (1 Klamath)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West) (1 Klamath)
> Pine Grosbeak (1 Klamath)
> Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (1 Klamath)
> Lincoln's Sparrow (1 Washington)
> Green-tailed Towhee (1 Linn)
> Great-tailed Grackle (1 Malheur)
> Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) (2 Deschutes)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
>
> Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 12:21 by Sally Hill
> - Condon Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Gilliam, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.17736&<ll...>,-120.17736
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72659770
> - Comments: "Will add photo in a couple of days."
>
> Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 09:04 by Linnaea Basden
> - Condon Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Gilliam, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.17736&<ll...>,-120.17736
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72653007
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Bill shape seems longer and forehead not as steep as BAGO.
> Could this be the same wierdo that has been hanging out since beginning of
> year?"
>
> Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 12:17 by Jay Withgott
> - Sauvie Island - Round Lake, Columbia, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.8280818&<ll...>,-122.8280818
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72657464
> - Comments: "Sitting on Mud Lake, viewed from Round Lake. Dusky wash across
> nape and face; thick broken white eye-ring; slightly smaller size than
> California Gulls."
>
> Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 12:59 by Jay Withgott
> - Sauvie Island--Mud Lake, Columbia, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.8256421&<ll...>,-122.8256421
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72658757
> - Comments: "Same bird seen from Round Lake. Transitional adult. Horrible
> distant photos...."
>
> Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 13:23 by Jay Withgott
> - Sauvie Island--The Narrows, Columbia, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.8162479&<ll...>,-122.8162479
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72659419
> - Comments: "Same bird on Mud Lake as noted on previous lists; easily
> visible from here, too."
>
> Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (2)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 13:44 by Jay Withgott
> - Sauvie Island--The Wash, Columbia, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.8041726&<ll...>,-122.8041726
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72661466
> - Comments: "Perched on branches emerging from water. 1 adult in alternate
> plumage with full black cap, thin orange bill with black tip, bright red
> legs, slim build, pale gray mantle, darkish wingtips. 1 immature or adult
> in basic plumage perched next to it and partly obscured, showing black nape
> and black to eye but white forehead and dark bill."
>
> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 07:05 by john bishop
> - Hood River mouth, Hood River, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.5063858&<ll...>,-121.5063858
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72649265
> - Comments: "Flew low overhead eastward over marina park"
>
> Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Collins
> - Fernhill Wetlands (general), Washington, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.0851855&<ll...>,-123.0851855
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72668369
> - Comments: "Pet bird flying around"
>
> Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 08:00 by Dan van den Broek
> - Fernhill Wetlands (general), Washington, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.0851855&<ll...>,-123.0851855
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72667618
> - Comments: "Pet bird flying around"
>
> Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 07:33 by Bob Sizoo
> - Hatfield Lake, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.198554&<ll...>,-121.198554
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72670915
> - Comments: "Presumptive. In the junipers along the back pond, we
> encountered a mixed flock of flycatchers, kinglet, chickadee, and
> warblers. One of the flycatchers appeared to be a Willow. Lower mandible
> was wide based, with a relatively long all yellow/orange lower mandible
> without any black on the tip. Minimal eyeriing. relatively short primary
> extension. This bird had a yellowish wash below. A completely different
> Gray Flycatcher was in the same flock"
>
> Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 07:33 by Glenn Cantor
> - Hatfield Lake, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.198554&<ll...>,-121.198554
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72662304
> - Comments: "Presumptive. In the junipers along the back pond, we
> encountered a mixed flock of flycatchers, kinglet, chickadee, and
> warblers. One of the flycatchers appeared to be a Willow. Lower mandible
> was wide based, with a relatively long all yellow/orange lower mandible
> without any black on the tip. Minimal eyeriing. relatively short primary
> extension. This bird had a yellowish wash below. A completely different
> Gray Flycatcher was in the same flock"
>
> Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 07:33 by Steve Kornfeld
> - Hatfield Lake, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.198554&<ll...>,-121.198554
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72660445
> - Comments: "Presumptive. In the junipers along the back pond, we
> encountered a mixed flock of flycatchers, kinglet, chickadee, and
> warblers. One of the flycatchers appeared to be a Willow. Lower mandible
> was wide based, with a relatively long all yellow/orange lower mandible
> without any black on the tip. Minimal eyeriing. relatively short primary
> extension. This bird had a yellowish wash below. A completely different
> Gray Flycatcher was in the same flock"
>
> Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) (2)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 12:30 by Kevin Spencer
> - Moore Park, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8098&<ll...>,-121.8098
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72667889
> - Comments: "Brownish gray back, tail, and crown"
>
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (Sitta carolinensis aculeata/alexandrae)
> (5)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 12:30 by Kevin Spencer
> - Moore Park, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8098&<ll...>,-121.8098
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72667889
> - Comments: "Heard Modified Quank calls by at least three; resident at this
> location; previously recorded;"
>
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West) (Sitta carolinensis [lagunae
> Group]) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 10:30 by Kevin Spencer
> - Odessa Road, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.0720051&<ll...>,-122.0720051
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72665801
> - Comments: "Previously undetermined at this site, even after numerous
> attempts, but on this day one repeatedly gave Disyllabic Quank calls, as
> recorded and presented by Pandolfino et. al. (2017)."
>
> Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 06:45 by Kevin Spencer
> - West Buck Lake, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.1980589&<ll...>,-122.1980589
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72667516
> - Comments: "Heard musical sweet rising calls, slow paced; gave twice. Then
> in flight gave sharp "pwit" calls, sharper and crisper than Purple Finch
> calls. Bird flew before I could get on it. I have heard these calls
> previously at Lake Tahoe with bird in view. Interesting is that a number
> of years ago Pine Grosbeak was seen about a mile from this location,
> inadvertently detected by Julie Van Moorhem, and subsequently seen by
> others at the same location for several days."
>
> Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) (Loxia curvirostra (type 2)) (6)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 10:30 by Kevin Spencer
> - Odessa Road, Klamath, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.0720051&<ll...>,-122.0720051
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72665801
> - Media: 1 Audio
> - Comments: "The sonagram is too dim to be of much use, but sound can still
> be heard and can support in the field determination that the crossbill were
> Type 2."
>
> Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 09:15 by Jan Drury
> - Koll Center Wetlands, Washington, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.7911854&<ll...>,-122.7911854
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72657586
> - Comments: "Small sparrow with striped head, white belly, breast streaked,
> throat streaked"
>
> Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Aug 20, 2020 08:54 by Thomas Gilg
> - Pacific Crest Trail--Three Fingered Jack (Santiam Pass north to Minto
> Pass), Linn, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.8488803&<ll...>,-121.8488803
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72653353
> - Comments: "Juvenile encountered in chaparral type habitat, about 2 feet
> off the ground in a small pine tree next to whatever those arid leafy
> bushes are. Was ~0.75mi walk (0.5mi by air) up from the parking lot, on a
> small stretch of trail going straight west, right before the trail turns
> north for 0.25mi and hits the pond. Initial binocular view/impression was
> of a flared Lincoln Sparrow head, but then I saw the wings with strong
> green/yellow fringes, and because of the black edges on each wing feather,
> I felt I "could have" counted how many wing feathers there were. The areas
> around the shoulder and just above wing had green/yellow blushes. The tail
> was longer than a normal sparrow, and tinged with green/yellow more towards
> the body. No rufous crown, rather the crown was streaky brownish. I raced
> to get a picture, but no go. Looking at Merlin App pictures immediately
> after, the Merlin juv picture was a very good match. Hours later while
> coming downhill, bird activity was way down, and I was not able to
> relocate."
>
> Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) (2)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 08:25 by Sean Cozart
> - 1041 Washington Avenue, Ontario, Oregon, US (44.045, -116.977), Malheur,
> Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-116.9766789&<ll...>,-116.9766789
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72646378
> - Comments: "Two females on sidewalk. Larger than nearby BRBL and have
> distinct brown striped head."
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) (Leiothlypis celata lutescens) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 07:38 by Matt Cahill
> - Tumalo Reservoir, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.4178951&<ll...>,-121.4178951
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72653766
> - Comments: "eBird ISSF details: One well seen very yellow bird (others
> also likely this type) with glowing undertail coverts."
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) (Leiothlypis celata lutescens) (1)
> - Reported Aug 21, 2020 07:38 by Tyler Wilson
> - Tumalo Reservoir, Deschutes, Oregon
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.4178951&<ll...>,-121.4178951
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S72660172
> - Comments: "eBird ISSF details: One well seen very yellow bird (others
> also likely this type) with glowing undertail coverts."
>
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>
>
>
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>
> Msg: #8 in digest
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 14:23:25 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Joel Geier <clearwater...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: Utah rare bird alert / Green Herons
>
>
>
>
>
>> Many apologies, I sent out the Utah eBird alert earlier. Here is the one for Oregon.
>
>
>
>
> Too late, half of the OBOL subscribership already crossed the Idaho state line on I-84, on their way to chase that Hudsonian Godwit near Ogden! :-)
>
>
>
>
>
> But it was interesting to see the report of a Green Heron just off I-80 a little east of Salt Lake. Per the Nevada listserv, Rob Lowry also found one in Winnemucca yesterday. That's a very rare species to see anywhere in the northern Great Basin, any time of year -- but now two are being seen simultaneously, both within a stone's throw of I-80.
>
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>
>
> --
>
>
> Joel Geier
>
>
> Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
>
>
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>
> Msg: #9 in digest
> From: Jay Withgott <withgott...>
> Subject: [obol] Sturgeon Lake (Sauvie Is), and NPortland, and WF Geese -- 21 Au
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 12:33:05 -0700
>
> Hi All —
>
> I explored the west side of Sturgeon Lake at Sauvie Island yesterday. Water levels were high, and as far as I could tell there were no mudflats anywhere on the lake. As a result, shorebirds were very few in number. So the gulls & terns had to come to the rescue: One FRANKLIN’S GULL was sitting on Mud Lake, and 2 COMMON TERNS were at The Wash. Atrocious distant gull & tern photos are here:
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S72658757 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S72658757>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S72661466 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S72661466>
>
> At the Narrows I accidentally flushed a single GW Teal into the middle of the lake, whereupon an immature Peregrine Falcon started diving at it. With each pass, the teal dove underwater and the falcon missed. Eventually a Ring-billed Gull flew over and began harassing the falcon. The falcon, distracted, soon began to dive at the Ring-bill (to the teal’s delight, I’m sure). After missing the gull about a dozen times, it then began diving at a pair of Ring-billed Gulls sitting on the water. Again it missed about 10 or 12 times. So the falcon went about 0-for-35 in total — not a terribly impressive record. Hopefully it was just practicing, or I wouldn’t bet on it making it into its second year. Much more successful was an American Kestrel nearby at Grassy Lake that was feasting on a juvenile European Starling.
>
> Earlier in the morning, Jenny Jones and I surveyed the shorebirds at Smith-Bybee, where the best habitat is a bit NW of the Smith Lake blind. We had 9 shorebird species, including 2 RN Phalaropes, 9 Semi Plovers, and at least 2 juvenile Short-billed Dowitchers among the Long-billeds.
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S72650569 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S72650569>
>
> I then checked Broughton Beach briefly. I did not find Andy Frank’s Great-tailed Grackles from the previous day, and as far as I’m aware no one else did, either. It is indeed interesting to speculate whether they had bred somewhere nearby in Multnomah County, undetected.
>
> Perhaps of most interest from yesterday was a flock of GREATER-WHITE-FRONTED GEESE that flew over my yard last night at 10:10 pm during a light rain. I note from eBird that Kaplan Yalcin had a flock early this morning to the south in Polk Co. So apparently last night was the first movement of the season.
>
> Jay Withgott
> Portland
>
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>
> Msg: #10 in digest
> From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 13:51:46 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Ankney, Aug. 22
>
> Shorebirds, ducks and shy herons: 2, or maybe 3, bittern; 2 Green Heron
> in eclipse plumage:pintails, cinnamon teal, eussy, ring-necked, hooded
> merganser, shoevler
> Shorebirds: Least Sandpiper, snipe, Killdeer of course, LB Dow; both
> yellowlegs
> Many swallows aloft
> Many zebra-marked young PB Grebes)--they are known to often have two
> clutches per season and judging from all the visible small fry (fish) in
> the pools at Ankney more young made sense in view of obvious food supply
> this year
> Few birders or other mammals (only one visible nutria and one mink.
> --
> 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>*
> birding website: http://www.towhee.net
> my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com
>
>
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>
> Msg: #11 in digest
> From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 13:56:46 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Ankeny addendum, Aug 22
>
> One Sora
> at least three Black Phoebe molting plumage
> --
> 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>*
> birding website: http://www.towhee.net
> my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com
>
>
>
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>
> Msg: #12 in digest
> From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 17:31:27 -0700
> Subject: [obol] Ankeny on August 22
>
> emailed highlights earlier, this is link to photos and complete checklist
> two small invasive animal species seen today: nutria and bullfrog (besides
> the usual hominids)
> we must admit to enjoying the fruitful Himalayan blackberry thickets
> https://atowhee.blog/2020/08/22/august-22-at-ankeny-nwr/
>
> --
> 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>*
> birding website: http://www.towhee.net
> my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com
>
>
>
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>
> End of obol Digest V9 #253
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