Date: 9/3/20 10:53 am
From: Teresa Hertzel <teresa.hertzel...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

Trumpeter Swan (2 Crook)
Anna's Hummingbird (1 Grant)
Black-necked Stilt (4 Coos)
Ruff (2 Union)
Sanderling (1 Columbia, 1 Union)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1 Lane)
Red Phalarope (10 Washington)
Long-billed Murrelet (1 Tillamook)
Snowy Egret (2 Multnomah)
Lewis's Woodpecker (2 Lane)
Acorn Woodpecker (1 Tillamook)
Willow Flycatcher (3 Deschutes)
Black Phoebe (1 Deschutes)
Western Kingbird (1 Jackson)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (3 Crook)
American Pipit (1 Benton)
Evening Grosbeak (type 1) (1 Deschutes)
Cassin's Finch (1 Lane)
Grasshopper Sparrow (1 Baker)
Brewer's Sparrow (2 Washington)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 Washington)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Gray-headed) (1 Deschutes)
Northern Parula (1 Deschutes)
Summer Tanager (3 Grant)

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Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2020 08:48 by Charles Gates
- 97754, Prineville US-OR 44.16675, -120.65803, Crook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.658026&<ll...>,-120.658026
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73135268
- Comments: "O73 on neck band"

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 10:55 by John Sullivan
- Prineville Reservoir--Jasper Point, Crook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6935022&<ll...>,-120.6935022
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73120716
- Comments: "Green neck-collar 73."

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2020 10:18 by Caleb Centanni
- Thomas Orchards (44.7668,-119.6358) SUTA in elm and peaches, Grant, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.635797&<ll...>,-119.635797
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73116389
- Comments: "(Rare): “unreported”: made recording of 2 interacting, incl
their tic tic like junco calls ; also ho bit of one singing ; and saw a
large green hummer with grayish sides"

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 13:49 by Don Henise
- Redmon Pond, Coos, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.4263673&<ll...>,-124.4263673
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73112202
- Comments: "Continuing"

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 13:49 by Robyn Henise
- Redmon Pond, Coos, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.4263673&<ll...>,-124.4263673
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73113389
- Comments: "Continuing"

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 11:31 by Don Henise
- Redmon Pond, Coos, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.4263673&<ll...>,-124.4263673
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73113048
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Unmistakable long-legged black and white shorebird. Upper
parts including wings, back, back of neck and crown all black. Underparts
white. Legs pink. Bill black, long, thin and pointed."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 11:31 by Robyn Henise
- Redmon Pond, Coos, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-124.4263673&<ll...>,-124.4263673
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73113049
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Unmistakable long-legged black and white shorebird. Upper
parts including wings, back, back of neck and crown all black. Underparts
white. Legs pink. Bill black, long, thin and pointed."

Ruff (Calidris pugnax) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 08:15 by Dave Trochlell
- Conley Road pond, Cove, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.829741&<ll...>,-117.829741
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73114729
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."

Ruff (Calidris pugnax) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 11:35 by Kent Coe
- Rovey Pond, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.8300657&<ll...>,-117.8300657
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73113330
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing."

Sanderling (Calidris alba) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 15:27 by Tom Myers
- Kayaking Gilbert River, Columbia, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.80401&<ll...>,-122.80401
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73122399
- Comments: "At least 1 mixed in with WESA, possibly 2"

Sanderling (Calidris alba) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 08:56 by Nolan Clements
- La Grande Sewage Ponds, Union, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-118.0295563&<ll...>,-118.0295563
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73105109
- Comments: "With 2 Least and 1 Western by the primary settlement pond.
Large silvery peep. Pics."

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 18:53 by Ramiro Aragon
- Fern Ridge Lake, Veneta US-OR 44.07056, -123.28228, Lane, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.282281&<ll...>,-123.282281
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73122462
- Comments: "Continuing on the dry beaches south of the term island."

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 19:55 by Conor Scotland
- 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/S73123802
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile bird. In mitigation pond SE of Gazebo as
previously described. Seen in fading light, but able to see subtly heavier
bill than would be expected on RNPH, along with gray upperparts molting in
with juv plumage."

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 19:55 by Julie Scotland
- 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/S73123917
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile bird. In mitigation pond SE of Gazebo as
previously described. Seen in fading light, but able to see subtly heavier
bill than would be expected on RNPH, along with gray upperparts molting in
with juv plumage."

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 19:15 by Phil Kahler
- 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/S73122469
- Comments: "Continuing rarity observed by others at this location today.
White below with gray above. Bill thicker than Red-necked Phalarope. Waded
around feeding, then rested motionless on bank of island."

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 16:58 by Ryan Downey
- 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/S73121497
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing on SE Mitigation Pond. Better photos this time."

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 16:16 by Ben Davis
- 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/S73117308
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Reported by Kayla McCurry earlier this week. Refund in Eagle
marsh. Frenetic Phalarope feeding in shallow water at shore of island in
the marsh. Mostly white with slight redish stain on neck. Thick dark bill.
Dark streak covering eye. Photos. Thanks to Rick Bennet for the tips to
help me get lifer #361."

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 10:22 by Nels Nelson
- 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/S73110971
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Note the much heavier bill on this individual than the thinner
bills found on Red-necked Phalarope."

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 08:38 by Susan Kirkbride
- 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/S73108402
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Bill appeared shorter and thicker than expected on a
Red-necked or Wilson’s Phalarope. Gray scapulars surrounded by darker
feathers, white below. Poor photos. Seen wading and feeding in shallow
water near muddy shore of pond. Thanks to Kayla McCurry for reporting this
bird on Monday!"

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 08:02 by Andrew S. Aldrich
- 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/S73105355
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in pond southeast of gazebo. Appears to be juvenile
molting into nonbreeding plumage due to clean gray scapulars. Bill stout
and shorter than Red-necked (others’ photos show pale mandible as well).
Will update with photos."

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 07:35 by Rick Bennett
- 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/S73112879
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in Mitigation Ponds southeast of gazebo at
45.506571,-123.080569 -- phalarope with thicker bill than Red-necked,
,-apparently a juvenile molting to nonbreeding plumage with mostly white
face and neck, black patch behind eye, and gray back -- seen with Andrew A.
and Susan K."

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2020 06:07 by Ryan Downey
- 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/S73072483
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Previously ID'd as RNPH, but after photo review the bill
appears a bit short and with a pale base. The photos do not show the
entirety of the back, but it does appear to be transitioning to a solid
gray."

Long-billed Murrelet (Brachyramphus perdix) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2020 16:00 by Robin M
- Pacific City Beach, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.972044&<ll...>,-123.972044
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73117218
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "bird in hand, dead on beach"

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 12:30 by Kevin Scaldeferri
- Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.7456&<ll...>,-122.7456
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73110758
- Comments: "Found both birds in what seems to be one of their usual spots,
far to the right of Smith blind. Smaller birds than nearby Great Egrets
with black bills and yellow lores. Shortly after we spotted them they flew
away confirming yellow feet."

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 12:30 by Sarah Scaldeferri
- Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area, Multnomah, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.7456&<ll...>,-122.7456
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73110759
- Comments: "Found both birds in what seems to be one of their usual spots,
far to the right guy of Smith blind. Smaller birds than nearby Great Egrets
with black bills and yellow lores. Shortly after we spotted them they flew
away confirming yellow feet."

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2020 08:00 by Donna Albino
- Farmlands leading to confluence of Mohawk River and McKenzie Riv, Lane,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.9437004&<ll...>,-122.9437004
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73083700
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing in same location and time, for the 2nd day.
Seen sallying out for insects. Larger than all other local woodpeckers,
except the Pileated. Blackish-green body and head. No markings. No red on
face, so must be a Juvenile. Noticed the tips of wings extended very far
down the tail. Only a thin pale pink strip down the center of belly. 2nd
photo taken with cell through bins, likewise for previous photo."

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2020 13:28 by Gerry Meenaghan
- Willamette National Forest, Blue River US-OR 43.76505, -122.04388, Lane,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.043877&<ll...>,-122.043877
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73109111
- Comments: "Third year in a row in the Taylor Burn on my annual Waldo Lake
camping trip. Flying among distant snags north of trail toward Rigdon Butte
IDed by green sheen and gray neck patch, dark face. Distant pics"

Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 11:30 by J. Micheal Patterson
- Mt Hebo - area03, Tillamook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.742402&<ll...>,-123.742402
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73123020
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Flyover near mp9 FS 14. See sketch"

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 09:39 by Kara Jakse
- Camp Polk Meadow Preserve (restricted access), Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.5123711&<ll...>,-121.5123711
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73111125
- Comments: "Faint eyering, lower mandible yellow-orange, light patch on
throat, in willows near water. Two observers"

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 07:29 by Kara Jakse
- Hindman Springs, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.5198986&<ll...>,-121.5198986
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73104770
- Comments: "Faint eyering, white patch under throat, lower mandible is
yellow, in willows. Seen in exactly this spot last year."

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 09:05 by Tom Crabtree
- Sawyer Park, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3105068&<ll...>,-121.3105068
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73105599
- Comments: "Indistinct eyering, white throat, primary projection too short
for Pewee. Photos."

Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2020 19:00 by Cash Lowe
- Redmond Sewage Ponds, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.2192706&<ll...>,-121.2192706
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73109376
- Comments: "Continuing at Lynx Pond. Popped out 10 yards from us and put
on a flycatching show."

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) (2)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 09:28 by Bill Feusahrens
- Agate Lake, Jackson, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.7708006&<ll...>,-122.7708006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73110387
- Comments: "Whiteish throat and breast, black tail, yellow belly. Behavior
was typical—flying out from perch to snatch insects. Observed hovering
behavior."

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (19)
- Reported Sep 03, 2020 07:09 by Charles Gates
- North Shore Rd., Crook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6330264&<ll...>,-120.6330264
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73134252
- Comments: "Counted individually in 3 different locations."

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (6)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 09:44 by John Sullivan
- Prineville Reservoir--Resort Beach, Crook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6952402&<ll...>,-120.6952402
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73120704
- Comments: "At least six birds in the willows along the beach at edge of
junipers. Tiny, blue-gray above, white below. Long black tail with white
outers. Faint, nasally mewing call."

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (6)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 09:44 by Laura Johnson
- Prineville Reservoir--Resort Beach, Crook, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6952402&<ll...>,-120.6952402
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73120705
- Comments: "At least six birds in the willows along the beach at edge of
junipers. Tiny, blue-gray above, white below. Long black tail with white
outers. Faint, nasally mewing call."

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2020 06:30 by Michael Jordan
- Marys Peak, Benton, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-123.5505647&<ll...>,-123.5505647
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73122586
- Comments: "white sides of tail, on the ground near the summit, longish
bill, buffy chest."

Evening Grosbeak (type 1) (Coccothraustes vespertinus (type 1)) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 06:28 by Caleb Centanni
- Deschutes—Tumalo Reservoir (44.13526, -121.42151) sleeping in NOPA
willows, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.421511&<ll...>,-121.421511
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73115550
- Comments: "made recording"

Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2020 13:28 by Gerry Meenaghan
- Willamette National Forest, Blue River US-OR 43.76505, -122.04388, Lane,
Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.043877&<ll...>,-122.043877
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73109111
- Comments: "Pics. Diagnostic “tidilip” call heard."

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2020 07:00 by Nolan Clements
- North Powder Pond, Baker, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-117.930166&<ll...>,-117.930166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73134856
- Comments: "Seen well. Juv. Slopey forehead, eye-ring, smaller size,
skulky. In brush pile on the east side of the pond"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 07:00 by George Miller
- Tualatin River NWR--Atfálat'i Unit, Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.8312254&<ll...>,-122.8312254
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73108887
- Comments: "Continuing rarity on W side adjacent to canal. Gray and buff
topside, fine streaks down nape onto back, small bill, white eyering.
Scampering in and out of blackberry tangles with a couple of Song Sparrows."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 10:29 by Ruth Morton
- Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Sherwood US-OR 45.38146,
-122.83207, Washington, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-122.832073&<ll...>,-122.832073
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73113017
- Comments: "As reported by others. Along canal both East and west sides.
Distinct white eye ring. Diminutive and long tail. Quite plain. Associating
with immature White-crowned."

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 16:58 by Ryan Downey
- 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/S73121497
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male on post @ SE Mitigation Pond."

Orange-crowned Warbler (Gray-headed) (Leiothlypis celata celata/orestera)
(1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 07:36 by Caleb Centanni
- Deschutes—Tumalo Reservoir (44.13543, -121.42147) NOPA in tall willows by
canal, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.42147&<ll...>,-121.42147
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73106426
- Comments: "Courtney saw one with pale grayish hood head"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2020 07:36 by Caleb Centanni
- Deschutes—Tumalo Reservoir (44.13543, -121.42147) NOPA in tall willows by
canal, Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.42147&<ll...>,-121.42147
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73106426
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "(Rare): “Infrequent”: continuing bird from Aug. 29, at approx
same location as Matt Cahill’s pin. Caleb got diagnostic good photos!
New county bird for us, just after our new Oregon bird NOPA 2-days ago in
Lake :-)

Caleb’s ID description: Upperside deep metallic gray with two short, thick
white wingbars (tips to distal median and greater coverts) and vibrant
greenish-yellow back patch. Secondaries and tertiary edged with whitish.
Upper breast and throat bright yellow, separated from each other by thin
gray collar. Lower mandible orangish yellow. All of body underside below
upper breast pure snowy white (lower breast to undertail coverts).
Undertail with apparently white base and dark tip. Face with two thin but
defined white eye arcs against gray background. Structurally plump in
middle, with largish round head and shortish tail.


Courtney saw: Warbler with yellow throat and yellow breast, which
clean-cut-across becomes white belly and white utc. Grey face with barely
any eyering visible on first view, later seen to have white eye arc ish
around eyes. Second view showed half-yellow/half-white underside again,
this time also 2 chubby short white wingbars. Subsequent views after this
showed yellow-green square black patch set in grey (seen when it was
preening), black legs. Third view only saw white wing bar as thinner. Thus
to Courtney, white around eye and also white of wing bar can appear
variably conspicuous or more concealed, depending on bird’s movements and
lighting.

Seen well handful of times, but also it can be hard to relocate, it hangs
out inside of willow bushes and taller willow bush-trees at ~ 12-ft up, in
shaded areas that have some sun hitting some leaves. Courtney refound it 3
times before Caleb finally got on it for 4th and 5th views. Each time
Courtney found it, when called out Caleb’s name to come, NOPA disappeared.
It is moving methodically through branches, moving much smaller jumps to
next perch than the YRWA. Each of the first couple times, by time get color
on the moving warbler and realize it is NOPA, it disappeared.

8am in willow viewed at
(44.13543, -121.42093),

8:45am in willow viewed at
(44.13541, -121.42148),

9:25am in willow viewed at
(44.13539, -121.42119),

9:48am in willow viewed at
(44.13543, -121.42147),

9:58am in willow at
(44.1354,-121.4216), viewed from dry drained canal and also from other side
of that willow"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2020 15:15 by Laura Johnson
- 42798 OR-402, Kimberly US-OR 44.76722, -119.63577, Grant, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.635766&<ll...>,-119.635766
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73120576
- Comments: "Continuing rarity. In the walnut tree near the fruit stand.
Unmistakable red bird with a bit of yellow belly."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2020 10:18 by Caleb Centanni
- Thomas Orchards (44.7668,-119.6358) SUTA in elm and peaches, Grant, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.635797&<ll...>,-119.635797
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73116389
- Comments: "(Rare): “infrequent”: continuing rarity, here for approx. a
week now. New Oregon bird for us, and lifer for Courtney!
— Digibin photos of red male.
— Red tanager. completely pinkish red except for a few spots of yellow on
the belly. bill large and somewhat curved much more prominent than WETA. no
wing bars, and wings concolorous with the rest of body except for some
darker areas in flight feathers and coverts. Tail shorter than expected,
and retrices of different lengths suggesting tail in molt. possibly hatch
year now molting to adult male plumage, but not certain if red is winter
plumage?
“It was the most bright red and unmistakeable bird I’ve seen in a long
time, and that felt special.”
— “I really like the frilly transparent tail” (might be a molt pattern?)
— “watermelon bird”
— maybe it is staying here so long because needs to regrow tail first
before flying south?
— We had many excellent views of SUTA during our hours here, seen regularly
flying into elm tree by fruit stand, also sometimes into conifer by fruit
stand, just sitting on branch. Sometimes flew out to orchard peach tree
aisles, gone for a while. Never able to locate it within peaches,
unexpectedly too hard to see birds while in peach trees.
SUTA seen soon after arrival, Don S (celebrating his 51st wedding
anniversary today) had just seen it fly out into orchard, and it returned
soon.
— last view of SUTA was, it flew into same tree again at 12:44p after
having been gone awhile in peach orchard, (spotted as we are standing at
car eating yellow peaches

— Note: btw, it was a mistake of us to buy a pre-packed box of peaches for
remainder of our road trip, we should have done the U-pick peaches instead
($1/lb) so we could pick softer sweeter riper ones, the ones in boxes at
fruit stand are still kind of hard and flavorless. Dang! I had looked
forward to eating only peaches for rest of today and into tomorrow ... will
have to wait days instead.
Walking down orchard aisles so peaceful and wonderful, and so many crushed
peaches underfoot, fragrant, walking in peaches, wish we could someday have
a home with aisles of fruit trees!

— “it’s a 4 rare bird trip sweetie.” — “a 4 Lifer trip.” — “4-Lifer trip at
the end of August.” — “6 lifers between the two of us, and 6 Oregon birds.”
—"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2020 15:15 by John Sullivan
- stakeout SUMMER TANAGER, Thomas Orchards, Kimberly (2020), Grant, Oregon
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6362707&<ll...>,-119.6362707
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73120575
- Comments: "Continuing rarity. In the walnut tree near the fruit stand.
Unmistakable red bird with a bit of yellow belly."

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