Date: 11/8/20 6:57 pm From: Nancy Stotz <nstotznew...> Subject: [obol] Mid-Valley raptor surge continues including Benton Co FEHA
On my way to Eugene this morning I got nice views of the Ferruginous Hawk (first reported by Pam Otley) along Potter Drive in Linn County. Lots of Red-tails, harriers, and good numbers Rough-legs still in that field too. Along Creek Bend drive south of Potter Road, there was a Prairie Falcon. Harriers, Red-tails, and Rough-legs were all over the field north of the west end of American Drive, and there were also 5 swans out in their normal spot on the south side of the road.
This afternoon I returned to Corvallis via 99W so I could quickly cruise Llewellyn and Airport Roads on my way home. From the 90 degree corner west of the airport, I had a very distant bird that seemed like it could be a Ferrug to me, and shot lots of photos. I've had a couple folks concur with my tentative FEHA call based on blurry photos, so I'll share them more widely here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76023586