Date: 8/28/20 8:35 pm From: Caleb Centanni <caleb...> Subject: [obol] Lane Co.--Gold Lake Area Birds
Courtney and I camped out near Gold Lake last night. This morning, Courtney had two American Three-toed Woodpeckers east of Marilyn Lakes, and we had one together at the Gold Lake Campground. We also heard two young Goshawks while hiking in this general area. Migrants are starting to arrive, including Wilson's Warblers, Mac Warblers, Yellow Warbler, Swainson's Thrush, a Rufous Hummer, and others. A Pygmy Owl tooted in the morning at our campsite. Courtney heard a single Cassin's Finch. We were surprised by one each of American Goldfinch and Cedar Waxwing. Plus the Canada Jays are adorable, as were the fledgling Lincoln's Sparrows and Juncos. A flock of 25 Red Crossbills were probably Type 3s (Western Hemlocks), recordings to come. No noticeable fire smoke there.
The bog research area at the north side of Gold Lake looks cool. Anyone know how to bird it?