Date: 11/8/20 9:15 pm From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] Polk county raptors
I tried to refind the Gryfalcon in Polk county this afternoon. I came in past Ballston, down De Jong Rd to West Perrydale, then joined the crowd at Livermore about 12:45. Several cars went over to Perrydale Rd south of the village of Perrydale. NO LUCK. The bird at the top of a tall fir that we thought was the gry turned out to be a Red-tail. Others said they saw the Gry about 1 PM, but many of us didn't find it. Some of the location information on the MidValley Whatsapp group was confusing.
I went back to the original grove on West Perrydale, a mile west of Tucker Rd. and found a PRAIRIE FALCON.
On my way home on Hwy 99W, just south of the Yamhill county line, there is a brown stubble field on the west side of the highway. I saw 19 Red-tails and 1 Rough-leg hunting that single field.