I'm sorry some people are taking the pandemic seriously and some other
people are suffering worse impacts from the current situation than you are.
On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 4:44 PM Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
> Steven Rogers and did some Portland birding today.
> 4 Red-necked Grebes at Boughton Beach was a high number for Portland in my
> It was depressing to drive to the once fabulous birding spots that I went
> to for decades. Merritt’s Ranch on Gertz Road is now industrial. The pond
> at Westmoreland is now a stream that has been re-made for salmon habitat.
> The little sloughs near Faloma where Black-crowned Night Herons were
> reliable now are inaccessible due to construction. I would be a bit
> surprised if there are any night-herons there anymore. The reed College
> Pond is off limits. The Eastmoreland Lake is off limits due to COVID. And
> where are the wigeon? There used to be several thousand total in the
> Columbia Bottoms and at Eastmoreland Mock’s Bottom is long
> industrialized. Etc. Etc. - not to mention the “un-homed" camps
> everywhere At least Cackling Geese, Common Goldeneyes, and Greater Scaup
> are more common than they used to be. Etc. Etc. - not to mention the
> “un-homed" camps everywhere.
> On a brighter note, the Vanport Wetlands have a lot of ducks, especially
> Green-winged Teal. I predict that it will the first place n Oregon to find
> a chase-able Baikal Teal, but not today.
> Jeff Gilligan
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