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5/20/18 9:41 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Plan for ECAS Wednesday birding May 23
5/19/18 6:35 pm Kara Jakse <jakse...> [COBOL] Clark's grebe
5/19/18 3:51 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] May 19 Sunriver Nature Center Bird Walk
5/18/18 2:19 pm Diane Burgess <dgburgess54...> [COBOL] Old Mill Bird Walk
5/18/18 8:23 am Elise W <ewolf97...> [COBOL] tundra swan
5/17/18 8:52 pm Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...> [COBOL] Black-chinned Hummer
5/17/18 6:47 pm Jerry Lear <jjlear...> Re: [COBOL] Possible Snow Bunting
5/17/18 6:32 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> Re: [COBOL] Possible Snow Bunting
5/17/18 4:29 pm Jerry Lear <jjlear...> [COBOL] Possible Snow Bunting
5/17/18 12:44 pm Ron Halvorson <ronhalvy...> [COBOL] Common Grackle at Crooked River Wetlands
5/16/18 10:20 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] More Hatfield Bird Updates
5/16/18 8:12 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Wednesday around Sisters in Milli wildfire area
5/16/18 7:30 pm Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...> [COBOL] Black-throated Sparrow
5/16/18 7:08 pm Joel Geier <joel.geier...> [COBOL] Crook Co. Ash-throated Flycatchers and Deschutes Co. Green-tailed Towhees
5/16/18 12:44 pm Chuck Gates <cgates326...> Re: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake Goodies
5/16/18 12:08 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Hatfield Lake Goodies
5/16/18 9:26 am Michelle & Kim Kathol <kakathol...> [COBOL] Redmond sewer pond
5/16/18 8:55 am Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Dippers
5/16/18 7:49 am PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] SUMMER LAKE
5/15/18 7:18 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] Black-throated Sparrow at Hatfield
5/15/18 6:49 pm Dave Tracy <davidctracy...> [COBOL] ECAS Birding By Ear Tuesday May 15th
5/15/18 5:30 pm Robert Springer <rtspringer...> [COBOL] Male Black-Chinned Hummingbird N of Sisters
5/15/18 4:48 am Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Sage Grouse?
5/14/18 10:04 pm sue bertsch <lindasuebertsch...> [COBOL] ECAS May 17, 2018 Birders' Night
5/14/18 7:01 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Plan for ECAS Wednesday Birding, May 16
5/14/18 6:36 pm Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Dipper Poop
5/14/18 8:58 am <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Plan for ECAS Wednesday Birding, May 16
5/13/18 8:40 am Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Saturday’s Sunriver Nature Center Bird Walk.
5/12/18 10:28 pm Nancy Merrick <merrick...> Re: [COBOL] COBOL Digest, Vol 741, Issue 8
5/12/18 5:35 pm jake schas <yellowlegs...> [COBOL] additions to my Whiskey Springs posting....
5/12/18 4:27 pm Chuck Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Fwd: Crook today
5/12/18 3:10 pm jake schas <yellowlegs...> [COBOL] whiskey springs 5-12-18
5/12/18 2:58 pm Mike <gardenbug99...> [COBOL] ECAS Field Trip, Lower Bridge and Redmond Sewer Ponds
5/12/18 2:30 pm Howard Horvath <horvathhoward...> [COBOL] Great-tailed Grackle continues
5/12/18 9:00 am Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] RBA Great-tailed Grackle
5/11/18 9:44 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Hatfield Lake, Friday Evening
5/11/18 8:39 pm Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...> [COBOL] Vauxs swifts
5/11/18 3:14 pm Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Up-River
5/11/18 10:20 am Mike <gardenbug99...> [COBOL] Blue-winged Teal at Redmond Sewer Ponds
5/11/18 8:38 am David Vick <or.naturalist...> [COBOL] Fwd: [obol] Golden-crowned sparrow x White-throated sparrow hybrid in yard?
5/11/18 8:30 am Mel Holt <melholt541...> [COBOL] Wilson's Warbler
5/11/18 8:08 am eggnog88 <eggnog88...> [COBOL] golden-crowned sparrow w/o gold crown?
5/10/18 6:07 pm doiseau <doiseau...> [COBOL] Costa's hummer
5/10/18 2:33 pm Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> [COBOL] Smith Rock, Lower Bridge and Redmond Sewage Ponds today
5/10/18 1:23 pm PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] Prineville Wetlands
5/10/18 1:14 pm Annette Lange Hildebrand <lange69annette...> [COBOL] Red heads and canvas back redmond Sewer ponds
5/10/18 10:44 am M Gonzalez <towhee...> [COBOL] Hatfield Lakes - Thur am
5/10/18 7:50 am PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] More FOY yard birds
5/9/18 11:10 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Wheeler County, Solitary Sand, etc
5/9/18 6:14 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] South part of Deschutes county, Wednesday Birding, LARK SPARROW
5/9/18 5:00 pm Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> [COBOL] Black-bellied Plover photo
5/9/18 2:48 pm Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> [COBOL] Bb plover
5/9/18 2:39 pm Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> [COBOL] Black-bellied Plover at Hatfield
5/9/18 11:27 am M Gonzalez <towhee...> [COBOL] Hatfield -- Wednesday morning
5/9/18 8:05 am Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Cabin Lake
5/9/18 7:01 am PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] Ash-throated Flycatcher Madras
5/9/18 6:33 am <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] Lively evening
5/8/18 10:36 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Bend and Redmond birds of the season
5/8/18 6:35 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] photos of that Grackle east of town in Millican area
5/8/18 5:59 pm Dave Tracy <davidctracy...> [COBOL] ECAS Birding By Ear Tuesday May 8th
5/8/18 3:26 pm M Gonzalez <towhee...> [COBOL] Sawyer Park -- Canada Goose with metal leg band
5/7/18 6:54 pm eggnog88 <eggnog88...> [COBOL] white-throated sparrow in Madras
5/7/18 3:23 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] LOCAL RBA: GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE. Sage Grouse Millican Valley, Pumice Springs a
5/7/18 8:58 am Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] No Emperor Goose at Sunriver!
5/7/18 8:29 am Jan Rising <janrising36...> [COBOL] East Cascades Audubon sponsored birding trip to Camp Polk Meadow
5/6/18 8:30 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Sunriver Nature Center Birdwalk - Saturday 5/5
5/6/18 3:20 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Hatfield Lake and Sawyer Park Birds this Weekend
5/6/18 2:18 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Wednesday birding all day May 9th, Lapine area and high lakes
5/6/18 7:09 am jake schas <yellowlegs...> [COBOL] Yard birds in Sisters 5-7-18
5/5/18 9:27 pm sue bertsch <lindasuebertsch...> [COBOL] ODFW’s proposed land acquisition in the Summer Lake Valley public meeting May 14th
5/5/18 8:42 pm csrochelle62 <csrochelle62...> Re: [COBOL] Dipper Family Fun
5/5/18 5:26 pm Dave Ledder <cdledder...> [COBOL] White faced ibis
5/5/18 1:28 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] Dipper Family Fun
5/5/18 12:39 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Redmond ponds
5/4/18 11:38 pm <plbirder...> [COBOL] Bird Notes For This Week
5/4/18 5:45 pm <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] FOS...
5/4/18 4:58 pm Sheryl Pierce <sapierce...> [COBOL] Old Mill Bird Walk
5/3/18 9:09 pm sue bertsch <lindasuebertsch...> [COBOL] May 2018 ECAS Birders' Night
5/3/18 6:55 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Millican birding, Sage Grouse etc
5/2/18 8:02 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher/ Crook Co
5/2/18 7:36 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Local RBA for Birds Crook county today
5/2/18 5:20 pm Robert Springer <rtspringer...> [COBOL] FOS Male Rufous Hummer
5/2/18 2:35 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday, Birding Bend to Millican Valley
5/2/18 9:55 am Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] Another FOS
5/2/18 9:38 am Mary Webster <webster_mary...> [COBOL] Summer Lake Day 2 add-ons
5/2/18 9:20 am Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] FOS birds this morning
5/2/18 7:03 am Mary Webster <webster_mary...> [COBOL] Summer Lake 5-6 AM BBEw
5/1/18 8:44 pm Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...> [COBOL] Vauxs swifts
5/1/18 6:47 pm Dave Tracy <davidctracy...> [COBOL] ECAS Birding By Ear Tuesday May 1st
5/1/18 5:48 pm PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] FOY Lazuli Bunting
5/1/18 4:01 pm Gonzalez, Mark <mgonzale...> [COBOL] crooked river park -- mini fallout
5/1/18 1:24 pm Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> [COBOL] Crooked River Wetlands Ross's Geese
5/1/18 7:31 am <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] Sightings
4/30/18 1:17 pm M Gonzalez <towhee...> [COBOL] Hatfield Lakes -- Great Egret
4/30/18 11:11 am David Vick <or.naturalist...> [COBOL] Surrounded by Swallows @ Redmond STP
4/30/18 10:56 am Paul Buescher <paul...> [COBOL] Pelton Dam camping
4/29/18 7:40 pm Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] New arrivals
4/29/18 7:03 pm Cindy Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...> [COBOL] One Spotted Sandpiper Powell Butte
4/29/18 6:41 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Crane Prairie And Wickiup Saturday 4/28/18
4/29/18 5:58 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Plan for Wednesday May 2nd - EARLY!
4/29/18 5:43 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Hatfield Lake And Alfalfa Birds Today
4/29/18 4:16 pm <plbirder...> Re: [COBOL] Slow Sawyer this morning
4/29/18 3:35 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Slow Sawyer this morning
4/29/18 7:51 am Sharon <shattukite1...> [COBOL] Sisters area birding spots
4/29/18 6:47 am <plbirder...> [COBOL] Wickiup Highlights 4/28/18
4/28/18 3:29 pm Black-Tanski <blacktanski...> [COBOL] mid-town spring updates
4/28/18 2:13 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] April 28th Sunriver Bird Walk
4/27/18 10:52 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Hatfield Lake Today
4/27/18 8:04 pm <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] Nesting report
4/27/18 6:57 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Good birding at Hatfield this afternoon
4/27/18 5:05 pm Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...> [COBOL] Great-tailed Grackle
4/27/18 11:46 am Dave Tracy <davidctracy...> [COBOL] ECAS Birding By Ear Tuesday April 24th
4/26/18 9:23 pm clay crofton <claycbirds...> [COBOL] Glossy Ibis Jordan Valley
4/26/18 9:07 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] Hatfield Tricolored Blackbirds
4/26/18 3:48 pm <threlstein...> [COBOL] White Crowned
4/26/18 3:41 pm Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> [COBOL] White-crowned Sparrows @ DRW
4/26/18 3:39 pm Sandy Sharp <SanShar31...> [COBOL] white crown sparrows
4/26/18 3:15 pm M Gonzalez <towhee...> [COBOL] Hatfield Lakes -- noon update
4/26/18 3:13 pm Cindy Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...> [COBOL] Franklins gulls and Wilson’s Phalarope
4/26/18 1:15 pm Gail Snyder <aussiegail...> [COBOL] Wild turkey hen
4/26/18 12:34 pm Cindy Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...> [COBOL] Wilson’s Phalarope
4/26/18 11:57 am Marina Richie <marinarichie1...> Re: [COBOL] White-Crowned Sparrow blog
4/26/18 9:53 am Danny Swarts <photodanny...> [COBOL] ebird.org/view/checklist/S44962268
4/26/18 8:35 am eofarwell <eofarwell...> [COBOL] 'wild' city quail
4/25/18 1:57 pm Howard Horvath <horvathhoward...> [COBOL] Wednesday Birding 4/25/18
4/25/18 8:03 am Marina Richie <marinarichie1...> [COBOL] White-Crowned Sparrow blog
4/25/18 7:01 am Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...> [COBOL] Rufous
4/25/18 6:56 am Annette Lange Hildebrand <lange69annette...> [COBOL] Ruby Crowned Kinglet Madras
4/24/18 10:07 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Today's migrants
4/24/18 8:45 pm Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] Heard my ...
4/24/18 8:37 pm M Gonzalez <towhee...> [COBOL] Houston Lakes, Tuesday evening
4/24/18 6:35 pm Jerry Lear <jjlear...> [COBOL] Afternoon at Hatfield Lake
4/24/18 3:18 pm Cindy Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...> [COBOL] Snow geese, Bonaparte gulls Crooked River Wetlands
4/24/18 2:59 pm <joeltins...> [COBOL] FOY Western Kingbird
4/24/18 2:59 pm Gonzalez, Mark <mgonzale...> [COBOL] Ochoco Reservoir, 4/24/18
4/24/18 1:26 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] Migrant Notes
4/24/18 12:28 pm Marina Richie <marinarichie1...> [COBOL] Hundreds of W-C Sparrows in my yard too (Deschutes River Woods- Turquoise Rd)
4/24/18 12:21 pm Karen Sweigert & Deborah Lewis <dalkms...> Re: [COBOL] A couple of firsts yesterday (4/23) in Prineville
4/24/18 10:28 am Elise W <ewolf97...> [COBOL] nest boxes
4/24/18 8:33 am eofarwell <eofarwell...> [COBOL] Wild Turkey
4/24/18 8:28 am Ron Halvorson <ronhalvy...> [COBOL] A couple of firsts yesterday (4/23) in Prineville
4/24/18 8:15 am jake schas <yellowlegs...> [COBOL] birds in my yard 4-24
4/24/18 7:40 am Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...> [COBOL] sparrows!
4/24/18 7:26 am David Vick <or.naturalist...> Re: [COBOL] White-crowned Sparrows everywhere in the yard (Deschutes River Woods 5 miles SW of Bend)
4/24/18 6:33 am Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> Re: [COBOL] Nuthatches, holes in houses, and boxes
4/23/18 9:44 pm <plbirder...> [COBOL] A few weekend Bur.
4/23/18 9:08 pm Jerry's_Mail <stonefly...> [COBOL] A few nice arrivals near Bend
4/23/18 8:46 pm Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> [COBOL] White-crowned Sparrows everywhere in the yard (Deschutes River Woods 5 miles SW of Bend)
4/23/18 5:33 pm eofarwell <eofarwell...> [COBOL] Wild Turkey on Bend Parkway
4/23/18 4:56 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> Re: [COBOL] Nuthatches, holes in houses, and boxes
4/23/18 1:26 pm Mary Webster <webster_mary...> Re: [COBOL] Wickiup
4/23/18 1:18 pm Mary Webster <webster_mary...> [COBOL] Nuthatches, holes in houses, and boxes
4/23/18 12:06 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] PLAN for Wednesdays, and 4-25 specifically
4/23/18 8:24 am PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] Summer Lake
4/23/18 7:37 am Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...> [COBOL] Calliope
4/23/18 7:07 am Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] Oh joy..
4/23/18 6:54 am Cindy Brougher Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...> [COBOL] Blue winged teal Powell Butte
4/22/18 5:00 pm David Vick <or.naturalist...> [COBOL] FOY at Smith
4/22/18 9:55 am doiseau <doiseau...> [COBOL] Costa hummingbird
4/21/18 4:13 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Sunriver Bird Walk Saturday April 21
4/21/18 9:24 am <joeltins...> [COBOL] New yard bird
4/20/18 11:08 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Millican Vesper Sparrow
4/20/18 8:43 pm Mike <gardenbug99...> [COBOL] Sherman County Today, 4/20/18
4/20/18 7:56 pm Robert Springer <rtspringer...> [COBOL] FOS Black-headed Grosbeak
4/20/18 7:11 pm Jan Rising <janrising36...> [COBOL] Old Mill sponsored bird trip lead by ECAS
4/20/18 5:58 pm JOHN & ANNETTE GERARD <acegerard...> [COBOL] Wild Turkey
4/20/18 5:55 pm Mary Webster <webster_mary...> [COBOL] Wickiup and Crane Prairie and more
4/20/18 5:04 pm Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> [COBOL] Lewis's Woodpecker at Shevlin Park
4/20/18 2:37 pm Paul Adamus <adamus7...> [COBOL] BBS routes now available for Tualatin, Sisters, Elk Lake
 
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Date: 5/20/18 9:41 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Plan for ECAS Wednesday birding May 23
Begin with Calliop e Crossing and Indian Ford CG, and in to Black Butte
Swamp area, time permitting. Half day, so will return to Sister's by 1
pm.

Carpooling -
Bend, 7 at Nancy I'd and go to Village Greens in Sisters

Redmond, 7:20 at Starbucks Nolan Center, and go to Village Greens.

Anyone else, Village Greens at 7:40 to set the group. Have fun, Judy,
<jmeredit...>

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Date: 5/19/18 6:35 pm
From: Kara Jakse <jakse...>
Subject: [COBOL] Clark's grebe
There is a Clark’s grebe on the Deschutes River just upstream of the Columbia bridge, in the middle of the river in front of the dog park. Easily visible from the walking path. I’ve never seen one on this section of the river before!

Kara Jakse
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Date: 5/19/18 3:51 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] May 19 Sunriver Nature Center Bird Walk
Today's Sunriver Bird Walk was a Great one. Kara Jakse and I met early and
birded the Sheridan Burn area. There we located three Black-backed
Woodpeckers and found a Black-backed nest hole. Two of the birds were
drumming away at the nest site. Lots of other interesting birds in that area
including the usual unidentifiable Empid Flycatchers.



Back at the Nature Center we met 7 participants and went on a field trip and
birded the Cardinal Landing area. Sora and Virginia Rail were very vocal and
we enjoyed a brief but good look at a Sora. Snipe were winnowing. Lots of
fun birds in that area.



We returned back to the Nature Center and birded the usual areas.



Lastly I will mention that we all got to enjoy seeing two Great Gray Owls.
One was two brief sightings. The other we watched from a distance for a
period of time then got closer views and watched it actively hunt for 15
minutes or so. That is why the bird walk was a Great one!



Contact Sunriver Nature Center to sign up for next Saturday's bird walk.
Bird list follows.



Tom





78 records of 48 species seen or heard at 6 locations



Cardinal Landing - 21 sightings



Canada Goose 7

Mallard 2

Cinnamon Teal 3

Green-winged Teal 2

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Virginia Rail 1

Sora 2

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Wilson's Snipe 1

Mourning Dove 1

Steller's Jay 2

Tree Swallow 12

Violet-green Swallow 2

Mountain Chickadee 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Pygmy Nuthatch 2

American Robin 6

Song Sparrow 2

Black-headed Grosbeak 1

Red-winged Blackbird 25



Mary McCallum Park - 11 sightings



Killdeer 1

Mourning Dove 1

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1

Steller's Jay 1

Tree Swallow 6

Mountain Chickadee 2

American Robin 6

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Chipping Sparrow 3

Song Sparrow 1

Brown-headed Cowbird 1



Sheridan Burn - 12 sightings



Hairy Woodpecker 3

Black-backed Woodpecker 3

Common Raven 1

Mountain Chickadee (Heard) 3

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2

White-breasted Nuthatch (Heard) 1

Mountain Bluebird 3

Townsend's Solitaire 1

American Robin 1

Chipping Sparrow 5

Western Tanager (Heard) 1

Black-headed Grosbeak (Heard) 1



Sunriver Marina - 5 sightings



Steller's Jay 1

Tree Swallow 2

Pygmy Nuthatch 1

European Starling 2

Black-headed Grosbeak 1



Sunriver Nature Center - 25 sightings



Canada Goose 7

Trumpeter Swan 3

Gadwall 2

Mallard 4

Cinnamon Teal 1

Ring-necked Duck 2

Turkey Vulture 1

Bald Eagle 1

Killdeer (Heard) 1

Wilson's Snipe 2

Northern Flicker 1

Tree Swallow 18

Mountain Chickadee 3

Marsh Wren 2

European Starling 1

Common Yellowthroat 2

Yellow Warbler 2

Wilson's Warbler 1

Savannah Sparrow 7

Song Sparrow 3

Black-headed Grosbeak 1

Red-winged Blackbird 74

Brown-headed Cowbird 8

Pine Siskin 2

California Scrub-jay 1



Sunriver Stables - 4 sightings



Northern Flicker 1

Tree Swallow 6

Barn Swallow 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 10




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Date: 5/18/18 2:19 pm
From: Diane Burgess <dgburgess54...>
Subject: [COBOL] Old Mill Bird Walk
Thirty participants and leaders walked the Old Mill river trail today. The
weather was beautiful, but the we didn't see many bird species. The star of
the day was a cooperative Violet-green Swallow. It sat on a deck rail with
the sun shining on his beautiful green back. Everyone got great looks.
Thanks for Ken Hashagen for leading and Ken Boddie for assisting. That was
the last Old Mill Bird Walk of the year. We saw 19 species.

Diane Burgess

Canada Goose 33
Mallard 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 1
Anna's Hummingbird 1
California Scrub-Jay 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 7
Violet-green Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 3
Cliff Swallow 4
American Robin 3
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Brewer's Blackbird 2
House Finch 6
House Sparrow 14

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Date: 5/18/18 8:23 am
From: Elise W <ewolf97...>
Subject: [COBOL] tundra swan
Thanks to all who came to hear be babble about birds.

Someone mentioned a Tundra Swan they thought could not fly and was alone on
some pond.

I didn't catch where she saw it.

And if anyone is interested in going out to assess the situation, please
let me know. I would be happy to help the bird if I can get my hands on it.

Elise Wolf
Native Bird Care
Sisters, OR
541-728-8208

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Date: 5/17/18 8:52 pm
From: Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...>
Subject: [COBOL] Black-chinned Hummer
A male Black-chinned Hummingbird has once again shown up at our nectar
feeders here in Aspen Lakes near Sisters. This marks the second year one
has visited our yard. A welcomed tradition.
Kristen Tackmier

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Date: 5/17/18 6:47 pm
From: Jerry Lear <jjlear...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Possible Snow Bunting
Thanks!
Jerry
On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 6:32 PM Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:

> Jerry, it is an albinistic/leucistic bird, probably a pipit. It does not
> have a Bunting type bill.
>
> Tom Crabtree, Bend
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: COBOL [mailto:<cobol-bounces...>] On Behalf Of
> Jerry Lear
> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:29 PM
> To: <COBOL...>
> Subject: [COBOL] Possible Snow Bunting
>
> Watched this bird for 30 minutes beginning at 2:30 PM. The bird was at
> Hatfield Lake at the first pond closest to the parking area to the left of
> the peninsula between front and back of the first pond. The bird was much
> smaller than the adjacent Killdeers. It was all white - very white - except
> for dark, but not black, wings. The bill was light colored and short. I
> couldn’t tell leg color. Eyes dark. The bird was pecking at the ground
> where the ground was moist, not wet. I didn’t attempt a picture because
> using 40 power on scope and windy.
>
>
> 22395 McGrath Rd, Bend US
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=22395+McGrath+Rd,+Bend+US&entry=gmail&source=g>-OR
>
> (44.1193,-121.2047)
> May 17, 2018
> 1:49 PM
> Traveling
> 8.19 miles
> 116 Minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36
>
> 30 Canada Goose
> 2 Cinnamon Teal
> 10 Gadwall
> 10 Mallard
> 1 Turkey Vulture
> 1 Red-tailed Hawk
> 10 Killdeer
> 1 Dunlin -- Typical adult breeding male with black belly patch
> 1 Least Sandpiper
> 10 Long-billed Dowitcher
> 7 Wilson's Phalarope
> 2 Spotted Sandpiper
> 1 Lesser Yellowlegs
> 1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
> 1 Tree Swallow
> 1 Violet-green Swallow
> 3 American Robin
> 1 Snow Bunting -- Watched this bird for 30 minutes beginning at 2:30 PM.
> The bird was at Hatfield Lake at the first pond closest to the parking area
> to the left of the peninsula between front and back of the first pond. The
> bird was much smaller than the adjacent Killdeers. It was all white - very
> white - except for dark, but not black, wings. The bill was light colored
> and short. I couldn’t tell leg color. Eyes dark. The bird was pecking at
> the ground where the ground was moist, not wet. I didn’t attempt a picture
> because using 40 power on scope and windy.
> 20 Yellow-headed Blackbird
> 4 Western Meadowlark
> 1 House Finch
> 1 Cassin's Finch
>
> Number of Taxa: 22
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Date: 5/17/18 6:32 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Possible Snow Bunting
Jerry, it is an albinistic/leucistic bird, probably a pipit. It does not have a Bunting type bill.

Tom Crabtree, Bend

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From: COBOL [mailto:<cobol-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Jerry Lear
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Subject: [COBOL] Possible Snow Bunting

Watched this bird for 30 minutes beginning at 2:30 PM. The bird was at Hatfield Lake at the first pond closest to the parking area to the left of the peninsula between front and back of the first pond. The bird was much smaller than the adjacent Killdeers. It was all white - very white - except for dark, but not black, wings. The bill was light colored and short. I couldn’t tell leg color. Eyes dark. The bird was pecking at the ground where the ground was moist, not wet. I didn’t attempt a picture because using 40 power on scope and windy.


22395 McGrath Rd, Bend US-OR
(44.1193,-121.2047)
May 17, 2018
1:49 PM
Traveling
8.19 miles
116 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

30 Canada Goose
2 Cinnamon Teal
10 Gadwall
10 Mallard
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
10 Killdeer
1 Dunlin -- Typical adult breeding male with black belly patch
1 Least Sandpiper
10 Long-billed Dowitcher
7 Wilson's Phalarope
2 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
1 Tree Swallow
1 Violet-green Swallow
3 American Robin
1 Snow Bunting -- Watched this bird for 30 minutes beginning at 2:30 PM. The bird was at Hatfield Lake at the first pond closest to the parking area to the left of the peninsula between front and back of the first pond. The bird was much smaller than the adjacent Killdeers. It was all white - very white - except for dark, but not black, wings. The bill was light colored and short. I couldn’t tell leg color. Eyes dark. The bird was pecking at the ground where the ground was moist, not wet. I didn’t attempt a picture because using 40 power on scope and windy.
20 Yellow-headed Blackbird
4 Western Meadowlark
1 House Finch
1 Cassin's Finch

Number of Taxa: 22
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Date: 5/17/18 4:29 pm
From: Jerry Lear <jjlear...>
Subject: [COBOL] Possible Snow Bunting
Watched this bird for 30 minutes beginning at 2:30 PM. The bird was at Hatfield Lake at the first pond closest to the parking area to the left of the peninsula between front and back of the first pond. The bird was much smaller than the adjacent Killdeers. It was all white - very white - except for dark, but not black, wings. The bill was light colored and short. I couldn’t tell leg color. Eyes dark. The bird was pecking at the ground where the ground was moist, not wet. I didn’t attempt a picture because using 40 power on scope and windy.


22395 McGrath Rd, Bend US-OR
(44.1193,-121.2047)
May 17, 2018
1:49 PM
Traveling
8.19 miles
116 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

30 Canada Goose
2 Cinnamon Teal
10 Gadwall
10 Mallard
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
10 Killdeer
1 Dunlin -- Typical adult breeding male with black belly patch
1 Least Sandpiper
10 Long-billed Dowitcher
7 Wilson's Phalarope
2 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
1 Tree Swallow
1 Violet-green Swallow
3 American Robin
1 Snow Bunting -- Watched this bird for 30 minutes beginning at 2:30 PM. The bird was at Hatfield Lake at the first pond closest to the parking area to the left of the peninsula between front and back of the first pond. The bird was much smaller than the adjacent Killdeers. It was all white - very white - except for dark, but not black, wings. The bill was light colored and short. I couldn’t tell leg color. Eyes dark. The bird was pecking at the ground where the ground was moist, not wet. I didn’t attempt a picture because using 40 power on scope and windy.
20 Yellow-headed Blackbird
4 Western Meadowlark
1 House Finch
1 Cassin's Finch

Number of Taxa: 22
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Date: 5/17/18 12:44 pm
From: Ron Halvorson <ronhalvy...>
Subject: [COBOL] Common Grackle at Crooked River Wetlands
I'm not normally one to post, but this seems appropriate.

There was a COMMON GRACKLE on the south shore of pond 14 at about 10 a.m.
today. It had a yellow eye, like a Brewer's Blackbird, but the bill was
stouter, not as black, and kind of nasty looking. It did not have as
pleasant an "expression" as a Brewer's. The tail was much longer,
proportionally, than a Brewer's. Size-wise, there was a Tricolored
Blackbird nearby, and the grackle was a bit larger.

Ugh! I left my camera at home. Thankfully, I was able to get a usable pic
with my cell phone and scope. You can see it here:

https://www.dropbox.com/preview/Public/Common%20Grackle%20CR%20Wetlands.jpg?role=personal

Unfortunately, the head is obstructed by veg.


Ron Halvorson
541-447-6484
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Date: 5/16/18 10:20 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] More Hatfield Bird Updates
Hi all,

After hearing about the rarities that showed up this morning, I swung by
Hatfield at sunset to test my own luck. The loon and one Clark’s grebe were
still resting on the first pond. Three Bonaparte’s gulls were roosting on
the back pond. There was a really nice shorebird collection that peaked at
the end of my walk where, on the mudflats nearest the parking lot on the
first pond 11 species of shorebirds were all packed together with another
epic sunset blazing in the sky.

Included in the cohort were many Wilson’s phalaropes, spotties and
killdeer, 5 long-billed dowitchers, and one each of a greater yellowlegs,
lesser yellowlegs, stilt, semipal plover, least, western and semipal
sandpiper. At one point my scope view framed both yellowlegs side-by-side
with all three peeps lined up perfectly in front of them. If there were
more light, and I owned a very expensive camera, it would have been the
mother of all species comparison shots. As it was, I’ll just continue to
embellish in my mind how cool that sight was for the rest of my life. I did
get a fun see-no-evil type photo of three dowitchers (see the checklist).

Didn’t see the grackle, short-billed dowitcher, Franklin’s gull, Forester’s
tern or ibis. Too windy to relocate the black-throated sparrow. Maybe in
the morning...

Here’s my checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45756156

Good birding,

Matt Cahill
Bend

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Date: 5/16/18 8:12 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wednesday around Sisters in Milli wildfire area
Birders stayed after I left and species count will be higher. Light rain
or colder weather or what ever, kept bird activity pretty quiet in the
morning. We tried the areas expected to be good spots for woodpeckers.
We checked a lot of the burned area, but still missed birds heard and
seen in areas in past 1 or 2 days. We saw no woodpeckers going to
cavities or excavating cavities. I think Tom Lawler and perhaps others
ebirded as we went along so thanks.

Birded areas in the 2017 Milli burn, w along 242, Millican Crater rd,
Trout Creek swamp WP spot, Scott Pass/1026, and Whispering Pine HC.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net

Sooty Grouse - repeatedly booming around 1018/1026 intersection. No one
saw it.
Turkey Vulture
Unidentified Accipiter - prob Sharpie, Millican Crater rd
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Rock Dove
Williamson's Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Unidentified Empidonax
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Common Raven
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Western Tanager
Green-tailed Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Total number of species seen: 37

Birders: Joy Newhart, Patty Meehan, Tony Morozumi, Craig Bennett, Jim
Weishaupt, Larry Thornburgh, Wayne Bowers, Sue Bertsch, Sherrie Pierce,
Steve Dyer, Kara Jakse, Tom Penpraze, Diane Burgess, Tom Lawler, Mark
Neudorfer, Howard Horvath, Judy Meredith.

Next week Calliope Crossing, and other forested areas close to Sisters.
Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>


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Date: 5/16/18 7:30 pm
From: Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...>
Subject: [COBOL] Black-throated Sparrow
On the road past Ana Reservoir RV (Carlon Road) at Summer Lake there were
at least two Black-throated Sparrows singing and one seen on the rocky
hillside.
Kristen Tackmier

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Date: 5/16/18 7:08 pm
From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...>
Subject: [COBOL] Crook Co. Ash-throated Flycatchers and Deschutes Co. Green-tailed Towhees
Hi all,

While scouting the route for an owl survey on a private property north
of Prineville on Monday (14 May), my daughter Martha and I (along with
Brad Nye from Deschutes Land Trust) saw a nice concentration of
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS in some old-growth juniper. We also had a nice
look at the first WESTERN TANAGER that I've seen this year.

The owl survey had minimal results, just one distant Great Horned Owl
(probably due to the moon phase, since it was the new moon). But after
Martha and I camped out on Ochoco National Forest up McKay Creek just
off FR 33, sleeping out under the abundant stars, wouldn't you know,
around 3:30 AM I was woken up by a male GREAT HORNED OWL singing, then
later on duetting with a female on until just before sunrise when a
NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL added his monotonous "song" to the mix.

As things got lighter, several DUSKY FLYCATCHERS started counter-singing
along the creek.

We got going early, and made a potty stop at Indian Ford Campground
around 7 am. At least five male GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES were singing around
the overnight camping area (where most campers still weren't awake --
and the day-use area was still closed).

One towhee seems to have a territory just on the west side of the
outhouse in the middle of the campground loop. He was pretty easy to see
once I realized that he was singing from the lowermost branches of the
ponderosas, not down in the manzanita brush. One of my favorite
"sparrow" species (well actually, all of them are my favorites).

But he was a beautiful bird. Fun to watch his neck feathers vibrate as
he proclaimed his territory to other towhees and the campers still
sleeping in their tents.

--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis



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Date: 5/16/18 12:44 pm
From: Chuck Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake Goodies
Jeff Nordstrom and I tried for Black-throated Sparrow this morning just before Courtney was there. We did not find the Sparrow. We missed the Franklin’s Gull and SB Dow as well. We did have 3 Forster’s Terns. Did not visit the back ponds.
Right now, heavy rain at Cabin Lake...no birds.

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 16, 2018, at 12:08 PM, Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
>
> Courtney Jett reports a number of good finds at Hatfield this morning. She reports from the first pond
>
> 1 White-faced Ibis
> 1 Great-tailed Grackle
> 1 Franklin’s Gull
> 1 Short-billed Dowitcher
>
> So far no relocation of the Black-throated Sparrow.
>
> She also lost the handle for her tripod, so if you find that contact Courtney @ <ckjannabirds...>
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Date: 5/16/18 12:08 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake Goodies
Courtney Jett reports a number of good finds at Hatfield this morning. She
reports from the first pond



1 White-faced Ibis

1 Great-tailed Grackle

1 Franklin's Gull

1 Short-billed Dowitcher



So far no relocation of the Black-throated Sparrow.



She also lost the handle for her tripod, so if you find that contact
Courtney @ <ckjannabirds...>



Tom Crabtree, Bend


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Date: 5/16/18 9:26 am
From: Michelle & Kim Kathol <kakathol...>
Subject: [COBOL] Redmond sewer pond
Stopped by the ponds around 7 pm Tuesday night,the best birds of the
evening are listed below.

Semipalmated plover (2) FOY

Red-necked Phaloropes (4) FOY

Bluewinged Teal (pair) FOY

American avocet (1) FOY

Kim Kathol
Tetherow Crossing
Redmond OR.

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Date: 5/16/18 8:55 am
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Dippers
Over the past two months I have been hiking up-river from the Colorado
Street Bridge to focus my cameras on a Dipper's nest which I discovered
last year.  Oh, what FUN I've had.  I've learned a lot of things about
Dippers that aren't in Wikipedia.  And a few things about the use of my
cameras I didn't know either :-(  I hope to put all these together in a
Power Point to show at an ECAS meeting soon.

Kevin Smith


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Date: 5/16/18 7:49 am
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] SUMMER LAKE
Pam and I went down to Summer Lake Sunday afternoon so we could attend the meeting with ODFW on Monday at Summer Lake Lodge. ODFW held a presentation regarding 560 acre addition to the refuge from a willing seller. Anyone going to birder’s night tomorrow can find out more about this as Marty StLouis will give a brief presentation before Elise does hers. Warm weather at SL (high of 75). Spent Tuesday morning up the Fremont Point Road (FP- free of snow) Also stopped by Fort Rock (FR) and Cabin Lake (CL) on the way back yesterday. Total of 105 species between the three locations. A Cassin’s Vireo sings from a tree in my yard as I write this. Chris Scranton

Summer Lake

Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Gadwall
American Widgeon
Mallard
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Canvasback
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe (1)
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle (FR)
Northern Harrier
Swainson’s Hawk (near FR)
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk (near FR)
American Kestrel (FR)
Prairie Falcon (pair at FR)
Sooty Grouse (male displaying on FP road)
Virginia Rail
Sora (calling all night)
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Snowy Plover (20)
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Long-billed Curlew
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Franklin’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster’s Tern
Black Tern (2 together)
Rock Pigeon (FR)
Eurasian Collared Dove
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl (one with recently fledged young)
Vaux’s Swift
White-throated Swift (FR)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (FP)
Red-napped Sapsucker(FP)
Hairy Woodpecker (FP)
Northern Flicker (FP)
Western Kingbird
Warbling Vireo (FP)
Steller’s Jay (FP)
Clark’s Nutcracker (CL)
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow (FR)
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow (FR)
Mountain Chickadee (FP)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (FP)
White-breasted Nuthatch (CL)
Brown Creeper (FP)
Rock Wren (FR)
House Wren (FP)
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (FP)
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird (FP)
American Robin
Sage Thrasher
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-Romped Warbler ( 1 myrtle race)
Common Yellowthroat
Green-tailed Towhee (FP first few miles abundant)
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow (FP)
Brewer’s Sparrow (FP)
Lark Sparrow (in orchard SL)
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow (FP first few miles abundant)
Song Sparrow
Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Bullock’s Oriole
Red Crossbill (CL)
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Also saw coyotes, a buck pronghorn, mule deer,muskrats, a short-tailed weasel and a raccoon at Summer Lake




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Date: 5/15/18 7:18 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] Black-throated Sparrow at Hatfield
Hi all,

Courtney and I just saw and photoed a BTSP on the first pond along the
peninsula edge around the swallow pole. 44.121563,-121.201844 at 7:10.

Matt

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Date: 5/15/18 6:49 pm
From: Dave Tracy <davidctracy...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Birding By Ear Tuesday May 15th
A slow morning around the park today.  For the first time I can recall on a May BBE walk we got skunked on warblers, vireos and empids.  A couple of FOS birds kept it interesting.  I think multiple days of nice weather contributed to the dearth of neotrops.  I wish the unsettled weather would have happened earlier, it always helps to concentrate the birds along the riparian habitat.

Here's the list:

Sawyer Park, Deschutes, Oregon, US
May 15, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    ECAS Birding By Ear group
30 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  35    Multiple pairs with broods of goslings
Mallard  15
California Quail  6
Spotted Sandpiper  2    First of the season for BBE group
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Mourning Dove  15
hummingbird sp.  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  4
Western Wood-Pewee  1    First of the season for BBE group
Steller's Jay  5
California Scrub-Jay  1
Common Raven  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  20
Violet-green Swallow  30
Barn Swallow  1
Mountain Chickadee  4
Bushtit  5
Pygmy Nuthatch  10
House Wren  5
American Robin  12
Cedar Waxwing  40
Song Sparrow  5
Black-headed Grosbeak  4
Red-winged Blackbird  30
House Finch  20
Pine Siskin  2
Lesser Goldfinch  10
House Sparrow  15

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45719293

Good birding,


Dave
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Date: 5/15/18 5:30 pm
From: Robert Springer <rtspringer...>
Subject: [COBOL] Male Black-Chinned Hummingbird N of Sisters
Just visited a feeder. Only my third sighting here!

Robert

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Date: 5/15/18 4:48 am
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Sage Grouse?
Has anyone been out to see the Sage Grouse in the last couple of days? 
I know they were there last week but...

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Mark Twain

Chuck Gates
Prineville Bird Club
541-280-4957
Powell Butte,
Central Oregon Oregon Birding Site Guide
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Date: 5/14/18 10:04 pm
From: sue bertsch <lindasuebertsch...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS May 17, 2018 Birders' Night
Just a reminder;


Join us on Thursday, May 17, 2018 for our ECAS Birders' Night:

* Extraordinary Birds: Up Close & Personal*

Elise Wolf, of Native Bird Care avian rescue, shares fascinating secrets,
videos, photos, and stories of her favorite rescued birds. Rescuers see and
experience wild birds in ways that most people never get a chance to. Come
learn about and celebrate the extraordinary birds that live or travel
through Central Oregon.
Elise Wolf runs Native Bird Care of Sisters, an avian rescue specializing
in song, shore, and waterbirds. She has been doing wildlife rehabilitation
for 9 years, and has treated a wide diversity of birds, from Kinglets to
Swans. Elise's commitment to wildlife and the planet are lifelong.

We will meet at 6:30 pm at the Environmental Center at 16 NW Kansas Ave.,
Bend OR 97701. We will have a social half hour, followed by announcements
and then the presentation. Excellent coffee will be donated by Strictly
Organic Coffee and Nancy Merrick will bring delicious treats. Hope to see
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Date: 5/14/18 7:01 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Plan for ECAS Wednesday Birding, May 16
Woodpeckers etc are waiting for us in the Milli burn, near Sisters.
Wear old clothes or black clothes because of soot and dust. Some may
choose to bird longer but I will head home around noon or 1 pm.

Carpooling
Bend, Nancy P's Bakery at 1054 NW Milwaukee at 7 a.m and go to Village
Greens to meet the group.
Redmond, Starbucks at Nolan Center, Rimrock at Hwy 126 at 7:15 and go to
Village Greens to meet the group.
Sisters, Village Greens near the restroom at 7:45.

There are several access options for this 2017 forest fire. We can
discuss our specific plan when we gather in Sisters.

Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>

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Date: 5/14/18 6:36 pm
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Dipper Poop
In watching the Dipper nest I have seen the female (assumption: as the
female seems to be the only member of a family who cleans the toilet)
spend time removing fecal sacs from the nestlings.  In this case if the
chicks extruded sacs and they weren't removed immediately they tumbled
down into the water, OR got 'mushed' into the rock below the nest. 
Yesterday the 'female' spent time picking at bits of previous sacs
spread out on the rock below the nest and carefully carrying each piece
out to a rock some ten feet from the nest and depositing them into the
river to be washed away.  Kids!! Lots of work :-(.

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Date: 5/14/18 8:58 am
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Plan for ECAS Wednesday Birding, May 16
sorry if 2 messages appear, first one didn't show up on COBOL. Judy

Woodpeckers etc are waiting for us in the Milli burn, near Sisters.
Wear old clothes or black clothes because of soot and dust. Some may
choose to bird longer but I will head home around noon or 1 pm.

Carpooling
Bend, Nancy P's Bakery at 1054 NW Milwaukee at 7 a.m and go to Village
Greens to meet the group.
Redmond, Starbucks at Nolan Center, Rimrock at Hwy 126 at 7:15 and go to
Village Greens to meet the group.
Sisters, Village Greens near the restroom at 7:45.

There are several access options for this 2017 forest fire. We can
discuss our specific plan when we gather in Sisters.

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Date: 5/13/18 8:40 am
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Saturday’s Sunriver Nature Center Bird Walk.
14 people joined me on yesterday’s Sunriver Nature Center bird walk. I thought it was pretty crummy birding weather but we did manage to get 41 species which is pretty darn good considering the cold wind that never let up. Three of us birded Cardinal Landing for an hour prior to the official bird walk. The best species of the day were at least two very vocal Cassin’s Vireos. There were lots of Wilson’s Warblers in the willows.

I have a feeling the Great Gray has moved on but you never know when one might pop-up again. So I am always looking.

Contact the Nature Center if you are interested in coming along next Saturday.

Cardinal Landing - 19 sightings

Canada Goose 19
Mallard 2
Cinnamon Teal 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Wilson's Snipe (Heard) 1
Northern Flicker 3
Western Kingbird 1
Steller's Jay 2
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 25
Barn Swallow 1
Mountain Chickadee 2
Pygmy Nuthatch 1
Townsend's Solitaire 1
American Robin 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Evening Grosbeak 1

Mary McCallum Park - 12 sightings

Green-winged Teal 3
Ring-necked Duck 3
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Cassin's Vireo 2
Tree Swallow 18
Mountain Chickadee 4
Brown Creeper 1
American Robin 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Chipping Sparrow 4
Black-headed Grosbeak 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Sunriver Marina - 9 sightings

Ring-necked Duck 8
Common Merganser 2
Osprey 1
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
American Robin 1
European Starling 1
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Brewer's Blackbird 1

Sunriver Nature Center - 27 sightings

Canada Goose 16
Trumpeter Swan 1
Mallard 2
Cinnamon Teal 1
Ring-necked Duck 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Mourning Dove 2
Gray Flycatcher 1
Steller's Jay 1
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 49
Violet-green Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Mountain Chickadee 2
Pygmy Nuthatch 2
Marsh Wren 4
American Robin 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 9
Savannah Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 3
House Sparrow 2

Sunriver Stables - 5 sightings

Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 1
European Starling 4
Savannah Sparrow 1
Brewer's Blackbird 2

Tom

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Date: 5/12/18 10:28 pm
From: Nancy Merrick <merrick...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] COBOL Digest, Vol 741, Issue 8


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> Interesting observation on Dipper poop.? While photographing a nest near
> the Old Mill one of the chicks extruded a poop sac like a normal chick
> of the species and an adult (assume Mom ;-)) came to take it away, but
> the nest opening is on a slope so the sac rolled out of the opening and
> down the slope right in front of the adult. The adult tried to catch it
> but it splashed into the water before she could get to it.? It turned
> out that many of the sacs rolled into the water before they could be
> caught.? But, the adults were determined and retrieved them and took
> them away to a 'secret spot' behind a rock so I was unable to see what
> they did with the sacs.? Next trip I will get into a different sitting
> spot.? Also at the spot were a pair of Wilson's Warblers, a few Robins,
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> 32 swifts are roosting tonight in the Boys+Girls Club chimney.
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> From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>
> To: "'COBOL'" <COBOL...>
> Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake, Friday Evening
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> I headed out to Hatfield Lake this afternoon after work. At the time it was 56 degrees, cloudy with about a 10-15 mph wind out of the NE. (A bizarre direction, we rarely get winds out of the NE). It was a "Swallow Day" with close to 2000 birds of 4 species (no Rough-wings or Violet-greens -- again, bizarre as yesterday afternoon along the Deschutes I saw over 100 Violet-greens and no Trees). Shorebirds were present, but not abundant. There were good numbers of Spotteds and Wilson's Phalaropes with a few Leasts thrown in. Here's the complete list:
>
> Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 40
> Tundra Swan 2 Continuing birds. Have been here over a month.
> Cinnamon Teal 10
> Northern Shoveler 18
> Gadwall 6
> Mallard (Northern) 20
> Northern Pintail 2
> Lesser Scaup 2
> Bufflehead 10
> Ruddy Duck 16
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis) 2
> American Coot (Red-shielded) 40
> Killdeer 12
> Least Sandpiper 10
> Western Sandpiper 2
> Long-billed Dowitcher 3
> Wilson's Phalarope 11
> Spotted Sandpiper 12
> American Kestrel 1
> Ash-throated Flycatcher 1
> Black-billed Magpie 4
> Tree Swallow 1000
> Bank Swallow 500
> Barn Swallow 60
> Cliff Swallow 40
> Savannah Sparrow 3
> Yellow-headed Blackbird 20
> Western Meadowlark 9
> Red-winged Blackbird 35
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> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45574982
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> Tom Crabtree, Bend
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> Craig Miller just called with the report of a Great-tailed Grackle at the
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Date: 5/12/18 5:35 pm
From: jake schas <yellowlegs...>
Subject: [COBOL] additions to my Whiskey Springs posting....
Greetings, I see I left a few species off my posting:

juncos 4 with many more singing and twilling in the area

yellow rumped warblers-7


as with most of the birds seen, all were splashing around in the water.


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Date: 5/12/18 4:27 pm
From: Chuck Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Fwd: Crook today


Sent from my iPhone

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> Date: May 12, 2018 at 4:26:26 PM PDT
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> Subject: Crook today
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> The East Cascades Audubon Society took a field trip to Crook County today. We saw 81 species. Here are the highlights.
> Black-bellied Plover - Houston Lake
> Dunlin - Houston Lake
> Red-necked Phalarope - Prineville Sewer Ponds
> Horned Grebe - Prineville Sewer Ponds
> Snow Goose- Houston Lake
> White-fronted Goose- Houston Lake
> Red-necked Grebe - Ochoco Reservoir
> Ferruginous Hawk - Elliott Lane
> Peregrine Falcon- east of Prineville
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> Big Misses - Tricolored Blackbird and Pygmy Owl
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> Chuck Gates
> Powell Butte
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Date: 5/12/18 3:10 pm
From: jake schas <yellowlegs...>
Subject: [COBOL] whiskey springs 5-12-18
Greetings, visited Whiskey Springs this morning. While getting ready exit the my rig, had a grouse of some type fly past going north. The buteo was high and could not relocate it through the trees and clouds. Other birds singing. I have not been in the area in the summer much, so I must learn the mountain bird calls. There were 6 or so singing birds that I could not see, just heard.


jake


12 species (+3 other taxa)

grouse sp. 1 a fly by. stopped near the springs and the grouse came by going north following the road.
Buteo sp. 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Empidonax sp. 1 heard it, never saw it.
Steller's Jay 5

Juncos 10

Common Raven 1
Mountain Chickadee 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
Black-throated Gray Warbler 7 little flocks coming in to bath and leave
Chipping Sparrow 3 bathing with the others
Song Sparrow 2
Spotted Towhee 1
Western Tanager 1
Purple Finch 1

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Date: 5/12/18 2:58 pm
From: Mike <gardenbug99...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Field Trip, Lower Bridge and Redmond Sewer Ponds
Thirteen birders enjoyed a pleasant morning birding Lower Bridge and the Redmond Sewer Ponds. A total of 25 folks signed up on Eventbrite, but between cancellations and no-shows ended up with thirteen.

Lower Bridge had a great supply of warblers, particularly Wilsons, but seeing them was sorta problematic. Notably absent were any Flycatchers outside of the Western Kingbirds at the parking lot. New arrivals included Western Tanager, Bullocks Oriole and Black-headed Grosbeak. Swainsons Hawks were cooperative giving us good looks both flying and perched.

At Redmond Sewer Ponds the birds of the day were two pairs of Red-necked Phalaropes to go with several Wilson Phalaropes. Duck numbers were down and the Blue-winged Teal from yesterday was gone. Redheads and the lone Canvasback were present. Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper and the Phalaropes were the only shore birds in attendance.

Several life birds were seen.

I am pretty sure I may have missed a bird or two. If so, feel free to chime in.

Lower Bridge List.

Canada Goose
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Western Kingbird
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Canyon Wren
House Wren
American Robin
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Bullock's Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Lesser Goldfinch
1 American Goldfinch

Redmond Sewer Ponds

Cinnamon Teal
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Black-billed Magpie
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird

Thanks to Sherrie Pierce with helping with the organization and Mary Ann Kruse for E birding our birds.

Mike Golden
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Date: 5/12/18 2:30 pm
From: Howard Horvath <horvathhoward...>
Subject: [COBOL] Great-tailed Grackle continues
        Around 1:45 this afternoon Mary & I saw a male Great-tailed Grackle, found earlier in the day by Craig Miller.  The bird was in the southeast corner of the first pond at Hatfield. 
Howard
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Date: 5/12/18 9:00 am
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] RBA Great-tailed Grackle
Craig Miller just called with the report of a Great-tailed Grackle at the
first pond at Hatfield Lake. It is on the south side in the section of the
pond nearest the road.



Tom Crabtree, Bend


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Date: 5/11/18 9:44 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake, Friday Evening
I headed out to Hatfield Lake this afternoon after work. At the time it was 56 degrees, cloudy with about a 10-15 mph wind out of the NE. (A bizarre direction, we rarely get winds out of the NE). It was a "Swallow Day" with close to 2000 birds of 4 species (no Rough-wings or Violet-greens -- again, bizarre as yesterday afternoon along the Deschutes I saw over 100 Violet-greens and no Trees). Shorebirds were present, but not abundant. There were good numbers of Spotteds and Wilson's Phalaropes with a few Leasts thrown in. Here's the complete list:

Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 40
Tundra Swan 2 Continuing birds. Have been here over a month.
Cinnamon Teal 10
Northern Shoveler 18
Gadwall 6
Mallard (Northern) 20
Northern Pintail 2
Lesser Scaup 2
Bufflehead 10
Ruddy Duck 16
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis) 2
American Coot (Red-shielded) 40
Killdeer 12
Least Sandpiper 10
Western Sandpiper 2
Long-billed Dowitcher 3
Wilson's Phalarope 11
Spotted Sandpiper 12
American Kestrel 1
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1
Black-billed Magpie 4
Tree Swallow 1000
Bank Swallow 500
Barn Swallow 60
Cliff Swallow 40
Savannah Sparrow 3
Yellow-headed Blackbird 20
Western Meadowlark 9
Red-winged Blackbird 35

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45574982

Tom Crabtree, Bend

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Date: 5/11/18 8:39 pm
From: Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...>
Subject: [COBOL] Vauxs swifts
32 swifts are roosting tonight in the Boys+Girls Club chimney.

M.A.Kruse
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Date: 5/11/18 3:14 pm
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Up-River
Interesting observation on Dipper poop.  While photographing a nest near
the Old Mill one of the chicks extruded a poop sac like a normal chick
of the species and an adult (assume Mom ;-)) came to take it away, but
the nest opening is on a slope so the sac rolled out of the opening and
down the slope right in front of the adult. The adult tried to catch it
but it splashed into the water before she could get to it.  It turned
out that many of the sacs rolled into the water before they could be
caught.  But, the adults were determined and retrieved them and took
them away to a 'secret spot' behind a rock so I was unable to see what
they did with the sacs.  Next trip I will get into a different sitting
spot.  Also at the spot were a pair of Wilson's Warblers, a few Robins,
an Anna's Hummingbird male and a Black-headed Grosbeak.

Kevin Smith


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Date: 5/11/18 10:20 am
From: Mike <gardenbug99...>
Subject: [COBOL] Blue-winged Teal at Redmond Sewer Ponds
Today at 9:00 am there was a male Blue winged Teal on the south side island with a pair of Cinnamons and some mallards. Also a pair of Redheads. Did not see the Canvasback that has been hanging out for a few days. All the regular suspect ducks.
Shore birds in very short supply. Four Wilsons Phalaropes, two LB Dowitchers and a Killdeer. No Swainsons Hawk.
Mike Golden
Eagle Crest
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Date: 5/11/18 8:38 am
From: David Vick <or.naturalist...>
Subject: [COBOL] Fwd: [obol] Golden-crowned sparrow x White-throated sparrow hybrid in yard?
This is in response to Stacy's inquiry about her unusual Golden-crowned
Sparrow in Madras. As Darwin said, "There is variation within species".
Wonders never cease.

David Vick
Terrebonne

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Date: Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [obol] Golden-crowned sparrow x White-throated sparrow hybrid
in yard?
To: <spoo3932...>


That is a very cool sparrow whatever it's parentage. Thanks for sharing.

David Vick
Terrebonne

On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 10:26 AM Susan Sterne & Pete Kellers <
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> For the past few days, I've been observing two sparrows in my yard. One
> is a GCSP, the other looks a lot like a juvenile WTSP, except that it
> lacks a white throat and the yellow extends to its crown. I have posted
> the best photos we could get through our binoculars to eBird -
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45066653.
>
> It seems this hybrid isn't reported much, so this groups thoughts on
> what this bird is would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
>
> Susan Sterne
> Portland, OR - Sunnyside neighborhood
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Date: 5/11/18 8:30 am
From: Mel Holt <melholt541...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wilson's Warbler
We had a pair of Wilson's Warblers in our Golden Current bush
yesterday.  They moved to fast for pictures but got a good look with
scope.  They were on the Crooked River Ranch.

Mel and Susan Holt

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Date: 5/11/18 8:08 am
From: eggnog88 <eggnog88...>
Subject: [COBOL] golden-crowned sparrow w/o gold crown?
Has anyone every seen a mature golden-crowned sparrow (black bars above eyes with distinct top stripe, usually gold in front and grayish white in the back) without the gold crown? I have one that has been coming to the yard below the feeder for several days. There is no hint of gold or yellow on the crown. Very strange. I have pics if anyone wants to see.

Stacy S.
Madras
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Date: 5/10/18 6:07 pm
From: doiseau <doiseau...>
Subject: [COBOL] Costa's hummer



Costa's hummingbird has been visiting our feeders intermittently again over the past three days.  Anna's hummers are frequent visitors as well.Today a few migrants passed through with Orange Crowned and Wilson's Warblers.  Our home is located in S.E. Bend.
Happy spring !!Diane  <KookDoiseau...>

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Date: 5/10/18 2:33 pm
From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Smith Rock, Lower Bridge and Redmond Sewage Ponds today
COBOLanders,

This morning I birded the northern part of Deschutes county in anticipation of my next set of COCC field trips next week.

A quick stop at Smith Rock produced the usual suspects (my first White-throated Swifts with some iffy photos) and hordes of climbers and middle schoolers. Nice visit with David Vick too!

Lower Bridge was hopping! As soon as I exited the vehicle, a pair of Swainson's Hawks circling above. Bullock's Oriole, Western Kingbirds, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroats...the place is buzzing with activity.

Walking down the trail on the west side of the bridge, warblers everywhere including:

Yellow
Yellow-rumped
Towsend's
Wilson's (lots)

Also had singing Warbling Vireo, an early WILLOW'S FLYCATCHER (seen very well), Dusky Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Chipping Sparrows, Golden-crowned Sparrows. It should be a great stop for birding with my students next week.

I had only enough time to check out shorebirds, and not enough time to do that well, at Redmond Sewage Ponds. Did see the Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, Wilson's Phalaropes (no Red-necked), and 21 Dowitchers. I was able to take a few photos of the Dowitchers; will post them on ebird this evening.

Haven't found any ticks on me...yet.

Great time to be outside with your binocular!

Cheers,
Jim


Dr. Jim Moodie
Science Department
COCC
Bend, OR 97703




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Date: 5/10/18 1:23 pm
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] Prineville Wetlands
Spent about three hours at Prineville Wetlands and ran into Chuck Gates who pointed us to the bird of the day for us, a red-necked phalarope on the old sewer ponds mixed in with several dozen Wilson’s phalaropes. Thanks to Chuck for helping get the Prineville wetland project off the ground. We ran into a couple from Tucson who had come there having heard what a great facility it is. They said they were meeting Howard Horvath later on since they had met him while he was birding in Tucson. A bit cool but loads of activity. Here is what we saw:

Canada Goose- lots of goslings
Mallard
Gadwall
Northern Pintail
American Widgeon
Cinnamon Teal
Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Redhead (Chuck saw)
Canvasback (Chuck saw)
Bufflehead
Rudy Duck
Great Blue Heron (at least 5 active nests at rookery)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper (a few)
Long-billed Dowitcher (flock of 70)
Wilson’s Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Bank Swallow
Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Marsh Wren
American Robin
American Pipit (1)
Yellow Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Brewer’s Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Western Meadow Lark
House Finch
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Date: 5/10/18 1:14 pm
From: Annette Lange Hildebrand <lange69annette...>
Subject: [COBOL] Red heads and canvas back redmond Sewer ponds
So surprised to see several red headed ducks in a group and also saw a single (must have been a female near? ) Canvasback Duck in separate smaller group.

Also Yellow Headed Blackbirds .... trying to remember if I’ve ever seen them hear before.

Just a beautiful day! Many different ducks and shore birds too
Thurs. 1:00

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Date: 5/10/18 10:44 am
From: M Gonzalez <towhee...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lakes - Thur am
Greetings COBOLers,

Another day late and dollar short. I could not relocate Moodie's Black-bellied Plover, but that shouldn't stop others from searching. I'm sure it's a luck-and-skill thing, which I seem to be short of in both counts.

Most of the birds I observed yesterday are still around today, although no gulls or terns observed today.

Two FOYs for me: Blue-winged Teal - 1 drake, and Red-necked Phalarope 4, both species observed in the vicinity of the water inlet for the front pond and easiest to view from the dike road on the north side of front pond.

Warbler numbers and diversity real nice. Chipping Sparrows in large numbers.

Good birding,

Mark

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Date: 5/10/18 7:50 am
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] More FOY yard birds
Yesterday afternoon there was a black-headed grosbeak, western wood pewee and gray flycatcher in our back yard. This morning a female western tanager and Wilson’s warbler stopped by. Tree swallows and Mountain bluebirds are bringing in nesting material to several bird boxes. Rufous hummingbirds are working the golden current. Leaving in a few minutes to go check out the Prineville wetlands. Chris and Pam
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Date: 5/9/18 11:10 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wheeler County, Solitary Sand, etc
Howard Horvath and Mary Oppenheimer reported today about birds they have
seen there recently, working on the county birds.

SOLITARY SANDPIPER at the sewage ponds for Fossil, in the SW corner.
Also, Bullock's Oriole in the area. Sorry that I forgot what else they
reported. Color me forgetful or too busy.

Judy, <jmeredit...>

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Date: 5/9/18 6:14 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] South part of Deschutes county, Wednesday Birding, LARK SPARROW
Ten of us went south today. Birds were more active later in the morning
when it warmed a bit. Rosland CG and Day Use area is such great habitat
but it was pulling teeth to see birds. LARK SPARROW at the dam at
Wickiup was very cool, first in the road in front of us, flew up and
over the dike but heard by Courtney and we all watched it for a while,
singing from a small shrub. Eventually we were finding warblers etc.
Note locations by some of the birds if we only found them in single
spot. Also this is a group type trip so birds only make the list if 2
or more birders got them, have to help each other get on birds etc.
Thanks to Courtney again for ebirding and sharing lists. This list below
is full list from today, others may add to it if I missed any group trip
birds.

This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net

Rosland CG, Wickiup Dam, North Wickiup Boat launch, North Twin
and South Twin, Rock Creek, Osprey Point, Cow Camp, Sheridan burn near
Sunriver.

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Green-Winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Unknown Scaup - big sprawling distant flock
Bufflehead
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Common Loon - 1, breeding plumage, South Twin
Pied-billed Grebe - Crane Prairie, from Osprey point
Western Grebe
American White Pelican - Crane, from Cow Camp trail
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Unidentified Accipiter
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Common Snipe
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Vaux's Swift
Sapsucker sp - Mark will check his photo for a possble ID
Downy Woodpecker - Rosland, in willows
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1 Rock Creek
Pacific-slope Flycatcher - 1 Osprey Point trail
Unidentified Empidonax
Gray Jay - roadside, Cascade Lakes Hwy
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
American Dipper - under bridge river to Crane P
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Cow Camp
Mountain Bluebird - Sheridan burn
Townsend's Solitaire - Sheridan burn
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing - Rosland
Orange-crowned Warbler - Rosland, maybe elsewhere
Yellow Warbler, Best at North Twin
Yellow-rumped Warbler - most locations
Common Yellowthroat - Cow Camp
Wilson's Warbler - Rosland
Spotted Towhee - Rosland
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow - 1 at dam kiosk area at Wickup
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow - North Twin
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak - esp at Rosland
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird - Wickiup and Osprey Point
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow
Total number of species seen: 77

Birders today, and a welcome to Megan Devlin visiting from Australia,
Jim Weishaupt, Mark Neudorfer, Evan Thomas, Mary Shivell, Susan Bertsch,
Mike Golden, Joel Tinsley, Courtney Jett, and Judy Meredith. Remember
for next week we will get dirty in a burn, so dig out those old or black
clothes. Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 5/9/18 5:00 pm
From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Black-bellied Plover photo
I just returned home and uploaded a really distant, but I think identifiable, photo of the BB Plover. Also had one Greater Yellowlegs on the 1st pond. A peregrine was stooping on the ducks on the 1st pond also.

Photo on ebird:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45500141


cheers,
Jim

Dr. Jim Moodie
Science Dept
COCC
Bend, OR 97703
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Date: 5/9/18 2:48 pm
From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Bb plover
Make that just NE of inlet. A killdeer and spotted sanpiper are with it
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Date: 5/9/18 2:39 pm
From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Black-bellied Plover at Hatfield
On 2nd pond just switched off where water inlet
Watching it now
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Date: 5/9/18 11:27 am
From: M Gonzalez <towhee...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield -- Wednesday morning
Greetings COBOLers,

Swapped a lunch-hour walk for a breakfast walk this morning. Ran into Jack S. at the first pond at Hatfield. Water levels dropping in first pond and beginning to create an edge for shorebirds. Back pond filling and almost to the bulrush and cattails.

I found 53 species with several first of years for me today, including lots of empids: an early-ish Willow Flycatcher 1(FOY), Dusky Flycatcher 1 (probably more), Ash-throated Flycatcher 1(FOY), and Gray Flycatcher 1.

Larids: Black Tern (FOY) and Ring-billed Gull at back pond.

Warblers: Com Yellowthroat 1, Yellow-rumped 10, Townsend's 1, MacGillivray's 1

Shorebirds: Killdeer 10+, Long-billed Dowitcher 4 (FOY, front pond), Wilson's Phalarope 12 (FOY, front pond), Spotted Sandpiper 20 (undercount, they were everywhere! FOY)

Warbling Vireo 1 (FOY)

Western Tanager 4 (FOY)

Waterfowl and sparrow diversity and numbers overall down.

Good birding,

Mark

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Date: 5/9/18 8:05 am
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Cabin Lake
Please excuse the cross post. Some of you may be aware that the upper blind
at Cabin Lake was being rebuilt. The new blind is basically finished. It is
ready for you to use. There is still some minor finish work to complete and
I will do that on my next visit. Three of us did all the work on this blind.
I am very grateful for the help from Kara Jakse and Bob Sizzo. Without their
help this project would have never been completed. No one else volunteered
to help! There are pictures of the new blind on my Friends of Cabin Lake
Facebook page and East Cascades Audubon Society FB page.



The water is turned on to both guzzlers.



If you want to know what is going on at Cabin Lake I am good at posting info
on my Friends of Cabin Lake Facebook page. I am pretty bad about posting it
elsewhere. I also post my sightings to ebird if anyone wants to see what is
going on.



As (about) the only person that takes care of this place I would like to
remind everyone that if you brought it to Cabin Lake then take it with you.
I wish to think of birders as people that care about the environment. Most
of us do but there are those that don't. Yesterday I picked up a soda bottle
laying in front of the lower blind. I pick up all sorts of trash at this
location for a good part of the year. Trash includes cat food cans (why are
these here?), food wrappers, water jugs (take them with you), zip ties and
on and on. Photographers think they need to haul in all sorts of foliage so
they can photograph birds. Guess who has to clean up all this stuff that you
just leave laying around when you leave. Yep, that would be me. Take it back
with you! Is it that difficult to clean up a little after you are done?



Don't leave wood in the water bowls. It makes the water quite yucky while it
is rotting away. Don't fill the bowls with rocks! Come on
everyone...wildlife are using these water bowls. In fact don't leave
anything in the water bowls. Please note that I do put a small flat bathing
rock in the lower bowl for the birds to stand on and that is it.



If you bring water dump it into the cisterns. The upper one is real easy to
find! The cistern to the lower guzzler is to the east and a little walk to
get there. I have already brought over 200 gallons of water this year to
fill the cisterns.



Bring some suet (four blocks) to put into the suet feeders. Leave in the
plastic backing unless you bring no melt suet. It just keeps the feeders in
a little better shape. If you put in suet take the empty plastic container
with you. Don't just leave it on the old container on the ground.



Lastly don't complain about anything at Cabin Lake. I am a volunteer. I
don't get paid for this! No one pays for my gas or time. I try to get up
there every 10-14 days from May-November. If you don't like the way the
place looks then clean it up. If you don't like that the suet feeders are
empty then bring some. Leave extra suet in the upper blind. There is also a
broom in the upper blind so you can sweep out any dirt tracked in. Feel free
to use this handy tool!



If you would like to make a donation to help with the upkeep of Cabin Lake
then please donate to East Cascades Audubon Society. If you see an issue
that needs to be fixed at Cabin Lake please let me know.



Have fun and enjoy the birds.



Regards,



Tom




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Date: 5/9/18 7:01 am
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] Ash-throated Flycatcher Madras
Sitting in my kitchen a few minutes ago, (7 a.m.), I thought I heard an ash-throated flycatcher . I just went outside
and it was in the tree in the back yard. FOY for me. Chris Scranton
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Date: 5/9/18 6:33 am
From: <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] Lively evening
Last night about 7:30 pm my husband told me to come check out the bird activity in the flowering apple and cherry trees in the NE corner of the yard. Binocs in hand I headed over and was treated to the most warbler activity I have ever seen in the yard! The trees were alive with Wilson's warblers, Yellow warblers, at least one Orange-crowned warbler and a quick look at what I think was a Nashville rather than a MacGilllivray's warbler (eye ring quite obvious; something about it said Nashville over a MacG). It was flashes of bits of yellows amidst the white flower blossoms for a half hour before I headed back inside. I'll be back out tonight to see what can be had!

One unusual "hearing" in the yard on Sunday morning: an American Crow. New yard bird. I was out in the yard with a friend when we both heard it, looked at each other and went "What's a crow doing out here?!". / In the past few days, since switching out one hummingbird feeder and putting up a 2nd I have seen a Calliope, an Anna's, and yesterday my first Rufous.

Sue Tank
About 10 miles N of Sisters

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Date: 5/8/18 10:36 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Bend and Redmond birds of the season
Shevlin - area around Aspen Hall with Calliope Hummer yesterday, feeding
on blossoms of wax currant. Lewis's going into cavities. Lewis's are
busy near the parking lot as they were last year. Fun for the public to
see a Lewis's for the first time.

Redmond ponds - Lesser Yellowlegs today, and 20 LB Dowitchers, 1 bright
male Canvasback, other waterfowl basically the same. Someone with more
patience and skill might find a SB Dowitcher amongst the LBs. There was
one bright bird with a paler belly and no white in scapulars but they
didn't call and I wasn't sure.

Most intriguing today, 3 birds flew toward my position at Redmond pond,
then did a 360 and continued north, flying together and high. They were
pigeons, and I have to ID them as Band-tailed Pigeons based on flight
giss, long rectangular tail, proportion of tail to wing, body shape,
etc. No photos so I didn't put it on ebird or name it in the post title.
Perhaps it means migrant BT Pigeons are still coming through so look up
once in a while.
Only the 3rd time I recall seeing them in Deschutes county in my 100 or
so years of birding.

Rarest sighting today, a Kim Kathol birding out there. Cool!
Go birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>





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Date: 5/8/18 6:35 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] photos of that Grackle east of town in Millican area
For anyone with interest, Courtney has left a link for her ebird report
which includes some photos of the Great-tailed Grackle from Monday, seen
in the Millican area. We all wished it had hung around so we could alert
others to see it as it is a rather rare county bird.

Here is the list with photos of grackle,
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45426261 by Courtney Jett

Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>

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Date: 5/8/18 5:59 pm
From: Dave Tracy <davidctracy...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Birding By Ear Tuesday May 8th
Another really nice Tuesday to be out for a walk with the BBE group.  We had 16 of us make the walk this morning under mostly to partly sunny skies.  Big surprise seeing the Emperor Goose splash down right in front of us, west side of the river upstream from the footbridge.  Great looks and we got to hear it call too.  

Missed detecting any flycatcher and we were hoping for Western Tanager, but lots of activity and some new birds for the year made for an enjoyable walk.

Here's the list:

Sawyer Park, Deschutes, Oregon, US
May 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    ECAS Birding By Ear group
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Emperor Goose  1    Presumably the same bird that has been seen around Bend for the past several months. Pictures taken also heard it call as it landed in the company of a Canada Goose
Canada Goose  25    Includes a couple small broods of goslings
Mallard  20
California Quail  5
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Accipiter sp.  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  15
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Warbling Vireo  1    First of the Season for BBE group
Steller's Jay  6
California Scrub-Jay  3
Common Raven  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Tree Swallow  20
Violet-green Swallow  30
Mountain Chickadee  7
Bushtit  5
Pygmy Nuthatch  18
House Wren  5
American Robin  20
European Starling  2
Cedar Waxwing  50
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
MacGillivray's Warbler  1    First of the Season for BBE group
Yellow Warbler  3    First of the Season for BBE group
Yellow-rumped Warbler  15    Including 1 Myrtle
Wilson's Warbler  20
Golden-crowned Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  5
Black-headed Grosbeak  4 First of the Season for BBE group
Red-winged Blackbird  35
Brown-headed Cowbird  10
House Finch  20
Red Crossbill  1    Type 2  First of the Season for BBE, seen & heard on my walk through the park just after the group started leaving
Pine Siskin  1
Lesser Goldfinch  15
House Sparrow  8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45470629

Good birding,


Dave

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Date: 5/8/18 3:26 pm
From: M Gonzalez <towhee...>
Subject: [COBOL] Sawyer Park -- Canada Goose with metal leg band
Greetings COBOLers,

I visited Sawyer Park during the lunch hour. No luck relocating the Emperor Goose. Guess that qualifies as the proverbial wild goose chase.

Did notice that one of the adult Canada Geese has a metal band on its left leg. The goose was with recent fledglings near the private feeders on the upstream west bank. Others have no doubt observed these geese hanging out under the bird feeders and gobbling up the easy pickings. I didn't notice the band until I looked at photos later in the day. Those photos are in the eBird checklist for the outing.

If you visit Sawyer Park, please keep your eyes open for this goose. With young goslings, I think this goose will stay put for a while. If you can get a better read on the band number, please do so and submit the number to US Fish and Wildlife Services.

Good birding,

Mark

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Date: 5/7/18 6:54 pm
From: eggnog88 <eggnog88...>
Subject: [COBOL] white-throated sparrow in Madras
Just saw our first white-throated sparrow(white striped morph) below the yard feeder among the white-crowned, golden-crowned, and American goldfinches.

Stacy
SE Madras
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Date: 5/7/18 3:23 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] LOCAL RBA: GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE. Sage Grouse Millican Valley, Pumice Springs a
First a reminder, Tick Season is probably in full swing. Check
yourselves after being in the brush and grasses.

Our extra "Wednesday" birding trip went today for Sage Grouse. Dismay
was the word of the morning as a blanket of fog covered the valley
including the lek area but eventually we could see 4 birds displaying,
more fog arrived and then 2 birds visible for a while. Viewing them was
great, but no match for the SEVEN of them, all males, nibbling on sage
tips along the roadside several miles away. We watched them for a while
from the car and enjoyed seeing the plumes, the detail on the feathers
of the back and tail etc. Near there, we slowed for flocks of
blackbirds, Horned Larks etc and had a glimpse of a Grackle. We birded a
bit hoping for another look and finally, a GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE appeared
from same area, landed briefly on a building and then flew off to the
north, higher and higher, and out of sight. Probably can't be chased.
Probably in Alfalfa by now.

This a.m. many birds were singing, Sage Thrashers dominating. Coopers
Hawk at Pumice Springs is perhaps making birds more flighty, but it sure
is a good spot to study Red Crossbills, Cassin's Finches, Bluebirds,
etc. Thanks to Courtney for ebirding today.

This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net
Sage Grouse - 4 at the lek, 7 on roadside in sage, feeding, all males
Turkey Vulture
Osprey - 2 along Hwy 20 assoc w nests
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Prairie Falcon
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove - outnumber EUCD out there!
Lewis' Woodpecker - 4 or more
Williamson's Sapsucker - in small lodgepoles on the way to Pumice Sprg
Northern Flicker
Gray Flycatcher
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike - 2
Pinyon Jay - many birds, up to 6 in a group, mostly singles, 2s, etc
Clark's Nutcracker - 6 or 8 Pumice Springs
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch - prob heard
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
Sage Thrasher
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Sagebrush Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Western Meadowlark
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Cassin's Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill

Total number of species seen: 48
If I missed some birds, Courtney will have them on her ebird list. She
tipped us off to Black-throated Gray etc with her good ears. Birders:
Tom Penpraze, Courtney Jett, David Vick, Mike Golden, Judy. Lovely time
in the desert once the sunshine was dominant! Good birding, Judy,
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Date: 5/7/18 8:58 am
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] No Emperor Goose at Sunriver!
At least someone read my bird list for Saturday’s bird walk at Sunriver. There is no Emperor Goose at Sunriver. My apologies for the error. Now I just have to try to figure out what bird I wanted to record!

Tom

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Date: 5/7/18 8:29 am
From: Jan Rising <janrising36...>
Subject: [COBOL] East Cascades Audubon sponsored birding trip to Camp Polk Meadow
An ECAS sponsored field trip to Camp Polk Meadow Preserve May 6 produced 38
bird species. Deschutes Land Trust gave ECAS permission to have this field
trip at Camp Polk. This list includes birds from the Hindman Springs area,
which is open to the public, and the upper meadow at Camp Polk, which is
NOT open to the public. The land trust offers several tours of Camp Polk
meadow covering many different subjects. Check their website for their
tour offerings at deschuteslandtrust.org. Thanks to Diane Burgess for
ebirding this list.

Jan Rising

Camp Polk Meadow Preserve (restricted access), Deschutes, Oregon, US
May 6, 2018 7:52 AM - 11:21 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.1 mile(s)
38 species

Canada Goose 6
California Quail 2
Wild Turkey 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 1
Sora 1
Killdeer 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Spotted Sandpiper 7
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Calliope Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
White-headed Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
California Scrub-Jay 2
Black-billed Magpie 3
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 10
Mountain Chickadee 2
Pygmy Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
American Dipper 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 4
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 3
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
Song Sparrow 2
Western Tanager 2
Black-headed Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 27
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Brewer's Blackbird 1

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Date: 5/6/18 8:30 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Sunriver Nature Center Birdwalk - Saturday 5/5
Yesterday’s bird walk was well attended. We were all hoping to once again find a Great Gray but failed to locate it on this walk. It could still be around but they are a tough bird to spot on occasions. Eleven signups with two additional “assistant leaders”. Three of us birded the Cardinal Landing area for an hour prior to the bird walk. We picked up a few additional species in that area.

44 species seen or heard at 5 locations on 5/5/18.

Cardinal Landing - 22 sightings

Canada Goose 9
Mallard 6
Cinnamon Teal 3
Ring-necked Duck 4
Common Merganser 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe (Heard) 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-naped Sapsucker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Steller's Jay 2
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 6
Violet-green Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 1
Mountain Chickadee 4
Pygmy Nuthatch 7
American Robin 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Evening Grosbeak 25

Mary McCallum Park - 17 sightings

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 4
Green-winged Teal 4
Canvasback 1
Ring-necked Duck 2
Common Merganser 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 2
Northern Flicker 1
Tree Swallow 6
Mountain Chickadee 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 2
American Robin 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Red Crossbill 3

Sunriver Marina - 7 sightings

Ring-necked Duck 3
Killdeer 1
Tree Swallow 7
Barn Swallow 6
European Starling 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Brewer's Blackbird 3

Sunriver Nature Center - 28 sightings

Emperor Goose 1
Canada Goose 10
Trumpeter Swan 3
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 14
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 12
Common Merganser 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Sora (Heard) 1
American Coot 1
Wilson's Snipe 4
Mourning Dove 5
Northern Flicker 1
Common Raven 2
Tree Swallow 24
Mountain Chickadee 3
Marsh Wren (Heard) 4
American Robin 6
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Savannah Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 23
Brewer's Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
House Finch 1

Sunriver Stables - 9 sightings

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Steller's Jay 3
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 9
American Robin 2
European Starling 2
Savannah Sparrow 2
Brewer's Blackbird 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Bird walks are at 8:30 am on most Saturdays. There will be one next Saturday 5/12. Call the Nature Center to sign up.

Tom

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Date: 5/6/18 3:20 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake and Sawyer Park Birds this Weekend

Hi all, I visited the first Pond at Hatfield from late morning, mostly checking Shorebirds. Birds seen below:

Semipalmated Sandpiper 1, short tubular blunt tipped bill (male) overall paler than Least, some Rufous about the head and Black legs. A few fine streaks on flanks, size between Least and Western Sandpiper.
Western Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 22
Spotted Sandpiper no count today but 12 yesterday.
Wilson's Snipe 1
Wilson's Phalarope 10
Killdeer
Savannah Sparrow 10
American Pipit 1
Tundra Swan 2 they migrated yesterday but didn't get very far!

Sawyer Park This Morning

Fairly quite today, more birds yesterday, highlights below:

Western Tanager 3
Black-headed Grosbeak 3
Wilson's Warbler 6
Yellow Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15+ plus 1 Myrtle and 1 Hybrid.
Warbling Vireo 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Golden-crowned and White-crowned Sparrow 1 each
Ruby crowned Kinglet 1

Back to yesterday at Hatfield 5/5/18

First Pond

Lark Sparrow 1 fly over.
Wilson's Phalarope 4
Least Sandpiper 12
Spotted Sandpiper 12
Killdeer
Cinnamon Teal 7
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck 2
Lesser Scaup 32
Ruddy Duck 40
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Eared Grebe 4-5
Am Wigeon 8
Savannah Sparrow 9
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Vesper Sparrow 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7 Audubon's 1 Myrtle.
Wilson's Warbler 1
Western Kingbird 1
American Pipit 1
Stellar's Jay 2
Tundra Swan 2

Sawyer Park 5/5/18

Ceder Waxwing 60+ possible 100.
Warbling Vireo 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 6
Townsend's Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler c20 plus 1 Myrtle
Dusky Flycatcher 1
Red Crossbill heard.

Yard Bird

Townsend's Warbler 1

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Date: 5/6/18 2:18 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wednesday birding all day May 9th, Lapine area and high lakes
We will do a few miles on foot today, starting at Rosland CG

http://lapineparks.org/parks-and-facilities/rosland-campground/


and birding next to Wickiup etc. There should be some migrants to find
in the willows, pines, and wet areas as well as a few migrant shorebirds
and waterfowl, perhaps a tern or two. Bring lunch, sunscreen, and
scopes will be helpful.

Bend, carpooling from Nancy P's Bakery at 1054 NW Milwaukee at 7 a.m.
and go next to Riverwoods Store.
Redmond, carpooling 6:30 from Starbucks Nolan Center, off Hwy 126 and
Rimrock and go to Riverwoods store, Baker Rd exit off south Hwy 97.
Sisters, Village Greens 6:30 and go to Riverwoods store, take exit for
Baker Rd off Hwy 97 south of Bend.

Anyone else, meet at Riverwoods store about 7:20 or at Wickiup Junction
at the Park and Ride lot at about 7:45. Or Rosland CG about 8 a.m.

Go birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>



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Date: 5/6/18 7:09 am
From: jake schas <yellowlegs...>
Subject: [COBOL] Yard birds in Sisters 5-7-18
Greetings, bird numbers have dropped drastically, as has the food consumption.

jake


10 species
Western Tanager 1
Canada Goose 2 fly over birds
White-headed Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Steller's Jay 2
Mountain Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
American Robin 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow 1


Eurasian Collared-Dove 2



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Date: 5/5/18 9:27 pm
From: sue bertsch <lindasuebertsch...>
Subject: [COBOL] ODFW’s proposed land acquisition in the Summer Lake Valley public meeting May 14th
*ODFW’s proposed land acquisition in the Summer Lake Valley.*


The property is a developed 560 acre wetland complex that would be added to
Summer Lake Wildlife Area. It was developed by the late Don and Carol
Edmunds of Bend as a wildlife sanctuary for migrant and breeding wildlife
and a site for disabled/disadvantaged youth to learn and appreciate nature
and the wildlife resource.



If the acquisition is successful, it will provide additional birding areas
and potentially other amenities for Central Oregon birders.



*Public input and support from out of area wildlife enthusiasts would be
very helpful to acquisition process.*



There will be a public meeting in Summer Lake (at The Lodge at Summer
Lake) on Monday, May 14th at 6:00 pm where I will be making a PowerPoint
presentation and to solicit public input. All are welcome. See attachment
below



Marty St. Louis



Martin J. St. Louis, Wildlife Area Manager

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Summer Lake Wildlife Area

53447 Hwy. 31

Summer Lake, OR 97640



Office (541) 943-3152

Cell (541) 219-0921

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Date: 5/5/18 8:42 pm
From: csrochelle62 <csrochelle62...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Dipper Family Fun
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-------- Original message --------From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> Date: 5/5/18 1:28 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <cobol...> Subject: [COBOL] Dipper Family Fun
Hi all,
Yesterday I had the pleasure of birding for work. I went and visited a couple preserves to see what birds were present. On the Metolius I found a family of dippers with a manic parent feeding two incessantly begging chicks. They were indifferent to me or distracted by food, so I was able to get relatively close and snap a few really fun photographs. 
The adult was hunting (fishing?) for big, juicy caddisfly larva, smashing open their cases on a log - with considerable effort! One photo seems to catch the strength it required, the adult caught in mid-smash with its nictitating membrane closed. A real treat to watch this hard-working ouzel keeps its needy young full.
Here's the checklist with the photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45261902
Also, I have a group of evening grosbeaks at my feeders. The get along with the flowering tree pretty nicely: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45247149
Good birding,Matt CahillBend
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Date: 5/5/18 5:26 pm
From: Dave Ledder <cdledder...>
Subject: [COBOL] White faced ibis
My neighbor on tekampe road here in Bend had six White Faced Ibis roost on their pond overnight. They left in the morning. Nice to see them close to home.

Dave Ledder
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Date: 5/5/18 1:28 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] Dipper Family Fun
Hi all,

Yesterday I had the pleasure of birding for work. I went and visited a
couple preserves to see what birds were present. On the Metolius I found a
family of dippers with a manic parent feeding two incessantly begging
chicks. They were indifferent to me or distracted by food, so I was able to
get relatively close and snap a few really fun photographs.

The adult was hunting (fishing?) for big, juicy caddisfly larva, smashing
open their cases on a log - with considerable effort! One photo seems to
catch the strength it required, the adult caught in mid-smash with its
nictitating membrane closed. A real treat to watch this hard-working ouzel
keeps its needy young full.

Here's the checklist with the photos:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45261902

Also, I have a group of evening grosbeaks at my feeders. The get along with
the flowering tree pretty nicely: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45247149

Good birding,
Matt Cahill
Bend

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Date: 5/5/18 12:39 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Redmond ponds
Checked out the ponds. Now there are NO TRESPASSING signs across the hay
field, so does that mean we cannot get to "Lynx Pond" any more? Has
anyone talked with that owner of the hayfield that we have to drive
across?

Front pond had
7 Wilson's Phalaropes
1 Red-necked Phalarope
6 Least Sandpipers
2 Spotted Sandpipers, Killdeer, and the usual ducks, 3 species of
swallows, 2 Bald Eagles, the 2 Swainson's Hawks, etc.

On the way to the ponds at the back, there were 2 Western Kingbirds in
the junipers. A Mountain Bluebird was carrying food.

Re: the 4 ponds at the back - 1st is dry, 2nd has wet vegetation, 3rd
is starting to flood and has rocks, mud and vegetation showing, but no
birds in it. The 4th pond was full of water, so no edges for birds and
had only 2 Mallards and 6 deer wading around.

Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>


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Date: 5/4/18 11:38 pm
From: <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Bird Notes For This Week
Monday 4/30/18 started with a Green-tailed Towhee in our yard, Tuesday the 1st,there was a calling Sora at Tumalo Reservoir.
Sawyer Park was fairly quite on May2nd, it was short stop though, I was on my way to work. Did see 1 Dusky Flycatcher, 1 Wilson's Warbler, 2 Orange-crowned Warbler
and 4 Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Also on the 2nd, on Sisemore Road a Black-backed Woodpecker passed by my work site as did a Purple Finch. Gray Flycatcher turned up in numbers by 4/25th with 6 calling just at work site alone on 5/2nd, and 2 GreenTailed Towhee nearby. A Rufous Hummingbird in our yard was a first of the ear.
I checked upstream of the Bridge inSawyer Park 5/4/19 early morning several migrants were singing. Birds present. Black-headed Groseak , Western Tanager, 4 Purple Finch, 3 Wilson's Warbler, 2 Orange- crowned Warbler, and 5 Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.
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Date: 5/4/18 5:45 pm
From: <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] FOS...
...Common Poorwill on 5/2. Heard calling to the west of our house.

Sue Tank
About 10 Miles N of Sisters

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Date: 5/4/18 4:58 pm
From: Sheryl Pierce <sapierce...>
Subject: [COBOL] Old Mill Bird Walk
Twenty-six folks joined ECAS volunteers for a pleasant walk around the Old Mill this morning. The Ospreys nesting on the platform by the Colorado Street bridge were the stars of the show. The following species were seen:
> Canada Goose
> Mallard
> Osprey
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
> Eurasian Collared-Dove)
> Mourning Dove
> Vaux's Swift
> California Scrub-Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> Tree Swallow
> Violet-green Swallow
> Barn Swallow
> Pygmy Nuthatch
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> American Robin
> European Starling
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Brewer's Blackbird
> House Finch
> House Sparrow
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Date: 5/3/18 9:09 pm
From: sue bertsch <lindasuebertsch...>
Subject: [COBOL] May 2018 ECAS Birders' Night
Join us on Thursday, May 17, 2018 for our ECAS Birders' Night:

* Extraordinary Birds: Up Close & Personal*

Elise Wolf, of Native Bird Care avian rescue, shares fascinating secrets,
videos, photos, and stories of her favorite rescued birds. Rescuers see and
experience wild birds in ways that most people never get a chance to. Come
learn about and celebrate the extraordinary birds that live or travel
through Central Oregon.
Elise Wolf runs Native Bird Care of Sisters, an avian rescue specializing
in song, shore, and waterbirds. She has been doing wildlife rehabilitation
for 9 years, and has treated a wide diversity of birds, from Kinglets to
Swans. Elise's commitment to wildlife and the planet are lifelong.

We will meet at 6:30 pm at the Environmental Center at 16 NW Kansas Ave.,
Bend OR 97701. We will have a social half hour, followed by announcements
and then the presentation. Excellent coffee will be donated by Strictly
Organic Coffee and Nancy Merrick will bring delicious treats. Hope to see
you there.

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Date: 5/3/18 6:55 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Millican birding, Sage Grouse etc
Birds around today, not mentioned yesterday included
Lewis's Woodpecker
Western Kingbird
Western Tanager
Prob Williamson's Sapsucker
Black-throated Gray Warbler

We had 7 male grouse today and spent 2 hours watching until the last
bird flew away allowing us to depart to enjoy passerines. This was my
third trip out to the area this week. I know there are a few people
who missed and still want to go. I prefer to offer a group trip, to
lessen the impact of daily visits if people go one by one. So if you
want to go, give me a day next week and I will pick one that works for
at least most of the 6 or so people who have expressed an interest. And,
watch for another article to appear soon in the Bend Bulletin.

Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 5/2/18 8:02 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher/ Crook Co
Forwarding, see below. Judy

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [obol] Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher/ Crook Co
Date: 05-02-2018 11:52
From: Sally Hill <1sallyhill.9...>
To: <obol...>
Reply-To: <1sallyhill.9...>

Vickie Buck and I just had a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher at Crooked River Park
at the kids fishing pond in the willows next to river.

Sally Hill


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Date: 5/2/18 7:36 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Local RBA for Birds Crook county today
Got a phone call from Wayne Weber who has been birding in central Oregon
for a few days. He reports:

COMMON TERN Crooked River Wetlands late a.m. today. It was perched on
the boardwalk of a pond. He had good and close views of it perched and
preening, then flying.

SNOWY PLOVER a.m. at Little Houston, in that area to the west of the
water. Also had 12 Least Sandpipers near it there. and near the lake, in
the field to the south, 14 Sandhill Cranes, which flew off to the north
while he was there.

Said the Snow and Ross's Geese were not at CRW when he was there.

Go birding! Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...>



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Date: 5/2/18 5:20 pm
From: Robert Springer <rtspringer...>
Subject: [COBOL] FOS Male Rufous Hummer
Right on schedule. Now if the black-headed grosbeaks that I've heard in the
trees the past couple of weeks would visit my feeders...

Robert

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Date: 5/2/18 2:35 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday, Birding Bend to Millican Valley
Yes we had Greater Sage Grouse this morning, 4 males and a female. We
viewed from a distance, at the stop/stake spot. Birds flew off early so
we were able to drive out and get the car heater going. It was 19
degrees for a couple of hours out there, brrr. Bird seen many times and
usually singing was Sage Thrasher, so many of them once the sun hit the
perches. Surprise of the day was a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL at the
little stock pond overflow area on Camp Creek. NO Vesper Sparrows today
was the other surprise today, but quite a few singing Brewer's. A
single Green-tailed Towhee sat for us on Pine Mtn Road, and Gray
flycatchers were seen and heard in several locations. List below.
REMEMBER everyone, we move our starting to 7 a.m. as of next week. And
contact me if you missed today and still want to go out early, as you
might have one more chance to go in a group for the grouse.

This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net

Mallard
Blue-winged Teal - pair on Camp Creek .5 miles from Hwy 20
Greater Sage Grouse - 5 birds
Turkey Vulture
Osprey, along Hwy 20
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk - 1 near Brothers
American Kestrel
Killdeer - pair at Brothers rest stop
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Unidentified Sapsucker - drumming in pines, could not find it. Prob
Williamson's
Northern Flicker
Gray Flycatcher
Unidentified Empidonax
Loggerhead Shrike
Western Scrub-Jay - east edge of Bend
Pinyon Jay - heard and saw loose flocks and singles in 2 locations
Clark's Nutcracker - Dry Canyon overlook
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow - Dry Canyon
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
Sage Thrasher
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1 only, Brothers, rest stop
Green-tailed Towhee
Brewer's Sparrow
Sagebrush Sparrow - 2 birds, brief looks only
Savannah Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow - adults here and there in the sage
Western Meadowlark
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Cassin's Finch
Red Crossbill - likely the flock that was a fly by along Pine Mtn.

Total number of species seen: 45
Birders today: Debra Lumbert ( please contact me), Candace Cobb, Howard
Horvath and Judy Meredith. Some others had contacted me about going
today but we had to leave on time due to sensitive birds, and may have
missed you, sorry. Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 5/2/18 9:55 am
From: Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] Another FOS
Like Tom Crabtree found with the overnight arrival of Black-headed Grosbeaks, I found my FOS Gray Flycatcher calling when I went out this morning.

Sue Tank
About 10 miles N of Sisters

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Date: 5/2/18 9:38 am
From: Mary Webster <webster_mary...>
Subject: [COBOL] Summer Lake Day 2 add-ons
Short billed dowitcher 1
Spotted sandpiper 1
GB heron 1
20 GWF Geese flyover

Mary Webster

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On Apr 28, 2018, at 2:13 PM, Tom Lawler <tjlawler...><mailto:<tjlawler...>> wrote:


Today's Sunriver Nature Center bird walk, with six participants, ended up with 32 species. Not all species seen by the walkers since I arrived an hour early. It was a chilly morning and the walk ended in rain. Definitely a drop from last week's species count because of the weather. But, rain did not dampen our spirits because everyone in the group got to watch a Great Gray Owl for 20-25 minutes. Everyone in the group also enjoyed watching a Red-tailed mantling its prey and then flying off with Belding's Ground Squirrel in talons. Numbers for Red-winged Blackbirds, Tree Swallows and Brewer's BB are just a wild guess at most places. I think Brown-headed Cowbirds were far more numerous than I cared to count.



Next walk on May 5th at 9:00 am. Contact Sunriver Nature Center to signup.



Tom





Mary McCallum Park



Canada Goose 7

Mallard 4

Ring-necked Duck 4

Wilson's Snipe 1

Mourning Dove 1

Northern Flicker 1

Steller's Jay 1

Mountain Chickadee 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2

American Robin 4

Brown-headed Cowbird 4



Sunriver Marina



Ring-necked Duck 6

Killdeer 2

Tree Swallow 34

Violet-green Swallow 4

Barn Swallow 1

American Robin 2

Red-winged Blackbird 12

Brewer's Blackbird 12

Brown-headed Cowbird 2



Sunriver Nature Center



Canada Goose 8

Trumpeter Swan 3

Wood Duck 6

Gadwall 2

Mallard 12

Ring-necked Duck 5

Common Merganser 2

Pied-billed Grebe 2

Wilson's Snipe 1

Mourning Dove 1

Gray Flycatcher 1

Steller's Jay 1

Common Raven 1

Tree Swallow 38

Barn Swallow 1

Mountain Chickadee 2

Pygmy Nuthatch 5

Marsh Wren (heard) 1

American Robin 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

White-crowned Sparrow 9

Red-winged Blackbird 22

Brewer's Blackbird 9

Brown-headed Cowbird 8

Pine Siskin 2

California Scrub-jay 1



Sunriver Stables



Red-tailed Hawk 1

Tree Swallow 11


Undisclosed location



Great Gray Owl 1

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Date: 5/2/18 9:20 am
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] FOS birds this morning
I stepped out the front door and was greeted by the song of a Black-headed
Grosbeak that returned to my neighborhood overnight. A few minutes later a
Cassin's Vireo was singing from my neighbor's aspen. Both were first of the
season birds for me. Things are definitely moving.



Tom Crabtree, Bend


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Date: 5/2/18 7:03 am
From: Mary Webster <webster_mary...>
Subject: [COBOL] Summer Lake 5-6 AM BBEw
Sora rails, sand hills, killdeer.

Marv Webster

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On May 1, 2018, at 6:47 PM, Dave Tracy <davidctracy...><mailto:<davidctracy...>> wrote:

Not as much activity as last week, but we had some first of the season birds to keep things interesting. Some of the group continued after I had to leave so there may be a few additions to the list. Here's what we saw:

Sawyer Park, Deschutes, Oregon, US
May 1, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: ECAS Birding By Ear group
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 8 One pair with a single gosling
Mallard 30 Several with new broods
California Quail 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 12
Vaux's Swift 2 First of Season for BBE group
Northern Flicker 6
Empidonax sp. 1 Quick look at a silent bird
Cassin's Vireo 1 First of Season for BBE group
Steller's Jay 5
California Scrub-Jay 2
American Crow 1
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 15
Tree Swallow 25
Violet-green Swallow 50
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Mountain Chickadee 4
Bushtit 6 Pair seen working on nest
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Pygmy Nuthatch 15
House Wren 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 15
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 18
Townsend's Warbler 1 First of Season for BBE group, nice bright male
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Evening Grosbeak 5 First of Season for BBE group
House Finch 20
Pine Siskin 5
Lesser Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45160070


Good birding,


Dave

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Date: 5/1/18 8:44 pm
From: Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...>
Subject: [COBOL] Vauxs swifts
A sweet swirling cloud formation occurred this evening as 88 Vauxs swifts dove feet first into the Boys+Girls Club Chimney just after sunset.

M.A. Kruse


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Date: 5/1/18 6:47 pm
From: Dave Tracy <davidctracy...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Birding By Ear Tuesday May 1st
Not as much activity as last week, but we had some first of the season birds to keep things interesting.  Some of the group continued after I had to leave so there may be a few additions to the list.  Here's what we saw: 
Sawyer Park, Deschutes, Oregon, USMay 1, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AMProtocol: Traveling1.0 mile(s)Comments:    ECAS Birding By Ear group39 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose  8    One pair with a single goslingMallard  30    Several with new broodsCalifornia Quail  4Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4Eurasian Collared-Dove  2Mourning Dove  12Vaux's Swift  2    First of Season for BBE groupNorthern Flicker  6Empidonax sp.  1    Quick look at a silent birdCassin's Vireo  1    First of Season for BBE groupSteller's Jay  5California Scrub-Jay  2American Crow  1Common Raven  1Northern Rough-winged Swallow  15Tree Swallow  25Violet-green Swallow  50Bank Swallow  2Barn Swallow  1Mountain Chickadee  4Bushtit  6    Pair seen working on nestRed-breasted Nuthatch  1Pygmy Nuthatch  15House Wren  6Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3American Robin  15European Starling  3Cedar Waxwing  2Orange-crowned Warbler  2Yellow-rumped Warbler  18Townsend's Warbler  1    First of Season for BBE group, nice bright maleWhite-crowned Sparrow  1Song Sparrow  5Red-winged Blackbird  35Brown-headed Cowbird  10Evening Grosbeak  5   First of Season for BBE groupHouse Finch  20Pine Siskin  5Lesser Goldfinch  10House Sparrow  8
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45160070

Good birding,

Dave
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Date: 5/1/18 5:48 pm
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] FOY Lazuli Bunting
Heard then saw a Lazuli Bunting at Trout Creek. Chris and Pam
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Date: 5/1/18 4:01 pm
From: Gonzalez, Mark <mgonzale...>
Subject: [COBOL] crooked river park -- mini fallout
Greetings COBOLers,

Took a lunch time walk through Crooked River Park and downstream around the
Kids Fishing Pond in Prineville today. 46 species today with several first
of years for me. Some highlights:

- Pair of Golden and Bald eagles soaring east of the park -- I'm
wondering about a possible nesting site along the nearby basalt cliffs?
- At least a dozen Red-tailed Hawks in a small kettle east of the park
- 2 species of empids:
- Gray Flycatcher 1 (FOY)
- Dusky Flycatcher 3 (FOY)
- Rufous Hummingbird 2 males (FOY)
- 6 species of warblers (mostly in 2 trees -- one tree along the
stormwater drainage ditch north side of ballfields and a tree along
irrigation canal bordering golf course--sw side of Kids Fishing Pond).
- Orange-crowned 4
- Nashville 2 (FOY)
- Yellow 2
- Yellow-rumped 1
- Common Yellowthroat 1
- Wilson's 2 (FOY)
- 6 species of sparrows (mostly around Kids Fishing Pond)
- Fox Sparrow 1
- Spotted Towhee 1
- White-crowned Sparrow 25
- Golden-crowned Sparrow 1 (must have been more?)
- Lincoln's 2
- Song 5

I did NOT find:

- green-tailed towhee,
- lesser/greater scaup,
- mountain quail,
- gray-crowned rosy-finch, or
- rough-legged hawk

as reported in eBird last week by a couple of visiting birders from ID .
In fact, I've never seen any of these species at Crooked River Park in the
4 years that I have birded this park regularly and consistently through
rain, snow, sleet, and deadlines. Not saying they can't occur at this
park, but a pretty remarkable day to see such diversity of rarities for
this habitat and in this season. I guess I shouldn't have been teleworking
in Bend last week.

Good birding,

Mark




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Date: 5/1/18 1:24 pm
From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Crooked River Wetlands Ross's Geese
Hi COBOLanders,

This morning, I took a group of COCC students down to the CRW to bird. We found 28 species including 6 ROSS'S GEESE mixed in with 17 Snow Geese near the entrance to the Wetland.

Shorebird species were minimal: only Killdeer were observed.

Hopefully, my Thursday students will be able to observe the geese and more shorebird diversity.

Cheers,
Jim

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Date: 5/1/18 7:31 am
From: <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] Sightings
Had FOS Pine Siskins, Western Tanagers and Black-headed Grosbeaks on Sunday, 4/29. Yesterday I spied an American Kestrel on the branch of a snag near the nest box.

Yesterday later afternoon after work, I did a quick out and back on my bike down Indian Ford Road just N of Sisters. About 4:45 pm and just shy of mile marker 6, on the north side of the road, I noticed a largish raptor lift off the ground and land in a pine tree. I slowed, stopped and there was a beautiful Northern Goshawk, shaking it's tail feathers, re-arranging itself. We looked at each other for a few moments then it flew off to the north and I pedaled on. It made my day!

Sue Tank

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Date: 4/30/18 1:17 pm
From: M Gonzalez <towhee...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lakes -- Great Egret
Greetings COBOLers,

I found a Great Egret at the back pond at Hatfield this morning.

Good birding,

Mark

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Date: 4/30/18 11:11 am
From: David Vick <or.naturalist...>
Subject: [COBOL] Surrounded by Swallows @ Redmond STP
Made a quick stop by the Redmond sewage treatment pond this morning hoping
for a FOY shorebird and was not disappointed by a Spotted Sandpiper who was
bob bob bobbing along the shore sporting it's black tipped orange bill. I
sat down to sort through the many noncooperative swallows i.e. they never
perched. Very cool to see all six of our C.O. swallows at once, a first
for me. Also present were nine Least Sandpipers and a good diversity of
waterfowl.

David Vick
Terrebonne

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Date: 4/30/18 10:56 am
From: Paul Buescher <paul...>
Subject: [COBOL] Pelton Dam camping
We will be camping at Pelton Park this weekend. Should I be on the lookout for anything special??? Is any area better then others???

Warm Regards,

Paul
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Date: 4/29/18 7:40 pm
From: Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] New arrivals
Today I heard Pine Siskins and a Western Tanager in the yard, and just a
few minutes ago I saw the FOS Black-headed Grosbeak. Yay!

Sue Tank
about 10 miles N. of Sisters

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Date: 4/29/18 7:03 pm
From: Cindy Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...>
Subject: [COBOL] One Spotted Sandpiper Powell Butte
Cheerful bobbing along the edge of our pond, which now is looking more like a lake. Checked the kestrel box today: 2 beautiful teal blue eggs a little tapered at one end: GRRRRRR: starling eggs! Tossed them and left the front of the box raised to discourage renesting as I believe it’s too late now to hope for kestrels this year.

Cindy Zalunardo
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Date: 4/29/18 6:41 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Crane Prairie And Wickiup Saturday 4/28/18

Here's a more detailed report for Saturday up at the Lakes. Weather started off calm at Crane Prairie but wind and rain curtailed visibility so estimating Duck numbers was off. Most species listed below in no particular order:

Sandhill Crane 3 pairs
Ring-billed Gull 11
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Common Goldeneye 4
Horned Grebe 1 full breeding plumage.
Hooded Merganser many pairs.
Common Merganser 10
Lesser Scaup
Ring-necked Duck
Double-crested Cormorant
Yellow-headed Blackbird 10
Common Loon 2
Bald Eagle 2
American White Pelican 42

Wickiup Reservoir Dam

Common Loon 7
Bonaparte's Gull 5
Ring-billed Gull 1
Horned Grebe 1
Mountain Bluebird 8
Savannah Sparrow 1

Wickiup Butte Boat Ramp

Yellow-rumped Warbler 100's as posted yesterday.
Townsend's Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Cassie's Vireo 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Brewers Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Dusky Flycatcher 1
Greater White-fronted Goose 135 fly over.
Red-winged Blackbird 65 feeding in woods during rain storm.

Round Swamp

Bonaparte's Gull 70 counted individually, were loafing on the Water picking off flies. Both adults and 1st Winter Birds present. I've never encountered this many before in Central Oregon.
The beach here, in front of spillway, was active with birds despite rain with c30 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 12 Brewers Blackbirds, 1 Chipping Sparrow, 1 Savannah Sparrow, 6 Mountain Bluebirds and 1 Gray Flycatcher behind the Dam.
Close by in the woods was a singing Brown Creeper, White-headed Woodpecker, 1 Sapsucker sp and a calling Northern Goshawk.

Reservoir Camp Ground, last stop and still raining.

Barrow's Goldeneye 18
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Loon 2
Horned Grebe 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2

Good Birding
Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.





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Date: 4/29/18 5:58 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Plan for Wednesday May 2nd - EARLY!
Early start means EARLY! Leave at 4:45 a.m. from east end of Bend, at
Barnes and Noble and Wild Birds parking lot, the NE section. DRESS
WARMLY. This is our annual trip for Sage Grouse. You need to read the
paper at this link to prepare for seeing the birds.
http://orbirds.org/lek.pdf


After the grouse, we will spend the morning out east of Bend seeing the
birds of the season in the juniper - sage. Raptors, thrashers,
sparrows, bluebirds, Horned Larks etc will be waiting for us.

Bend carpooling, 4:45 at Forum Parking lot north of Barnes and Noble,
near the intersection of Hwy 20 and 27th St.
Redmond, 4:15 Starbucks Nolan Center and go to above.

Grouse have been starting to display around 5:25 so this is why we start
early, to arrive without disruption. Let me know if questions. Judy
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Date: 4/29/18 5:43 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake And Alfalfa Birds Today
Hi all,

At Hatfield, the Snow Goose continues, as do the 2 Tundra Swans, another Double-crested Cormorant was just hanging out, no Fish here. Canvasback numbers have dropped to 4 birds, Cinnamon Teal remains about the same with 7 on first Pond, 12 on Second, and only saw 1 pair of American Wigeon. Eared Grebe totaled 5 birds.
Shorebird species and numbers disappointingly low with 16+ Least Sandpipers and 4 Killdeer. Migrants were few, 2 Gray Flycatcher, 6 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1 White-crowned Sparrow and heard Pinyon Jay.

An afternoon at Reynolds Pond in Alfalfa

Gray Flycatcher 1
Dusky Flycatcher 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 2
American Magpie 1
Barn Swallow 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Osprey 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Turkey Vulture 2
Raven
Canada Goose 16
Mallard

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.



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Date: 4/29/18 4:16 pm
From: <plbirder...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Slow Sawyer this morning
I was in the Park from 7.50 to 8.50 this morning. I agree it was very slow, the reason I only stayed an hour.
Here are the highlights of what I saw:

Cassin's Vireo. 1
Wilson's Warbler. 1
Orange-crowned Warbler. 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler. 1
Lincoln's Sparrow. 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow. 2
Evening Grosbeak 3
Swallows c70 majority Violet-green with a handful each of Barn, Tree and northern Rough winged Swallow.

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE TabletOn Apr 29, 2018 3:35 PM, Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
>
> I went out to Sawyer Park this morning.  Apparently the rain yesterday occurred too early to bring any fallout.  I had one warbler (Yellow-rumped) and one flycatcher (Dusky) and no new migrants.  There was a slight build-up of Cowbirds and Swallows but other than that, it was very quiet.
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>  
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> Tom Crabtree, Bend
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Date: 4/29/18 3:35 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Slow Sawyer this morning
I went out to Sawyer Park this morning. Apparently the rain yesterday
occurred too early to bring any fallout. I had one warbler (Yellow-rumped)
and one flycatcher (Dusky) and no new migrants. There was a slight build-up
of Cowbirds and Swallows but other than that, it was very quiet.



Tom Crabtree, Bend


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Date: 4/29/18 7:51 am
From: Sharon <shattukite1...>
Subject: [COBOL] Sisters area birding spots
Hi all,

We have a birder coming into town next Saturday and he wants to go for a day of birding in the Sisters area. Any suggestions on your favorite spots?

Thanks,

Sharon Burchett
Bend
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Date: 4/29/18 6:47 am
From: <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wickiup Highlights 4/28/18
There were high numbers of Bonaparte's Gulls yesterday with 5 from the Dam and in the calm waters of round swamp there was another 70 resting on the water.
Also in significant numbers was Yellow-rumped Warbler, 100's present, on the ground, in the brush and in the Trees. So many you could not look at them all as they gleaned their way through. Great fun! Only saw 1 myrtle, 1 Townsend's, 1 Yellow and 3 Orange-crowned among them.

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.

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Date: 4/28/18 3:29 pm
From: Black-Tanski <blacktanski...>
Subject: [COBOL] mid-town spring updates
We had a beautiful male yellow-rumped warbler at our mid-town bird bath
this morning, followed shortly by FOS Evening grosbeaks high in the front
yard elm. Later, on a walk in the Old Mill, we witnessed FOS goslings and,
as many have likely noticed, osprey actually conducting some nest building
near Miller's Landing. Actually saw the pair consummate their partnership.
Very exciting after a several year absence!!

Deb and Kev

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Date: 4/28/18 2:13 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] April 28th Sunriver Bird Walk
Today's Sunriver Nature Center bird walk, with six participants, ended up
with 32 species. Not all species seen by the walkers since I arrived an hour
early. It was a chilly morning and the walk ended in rain. Definitely a drop
from last week's species count because of the weather. But, rain did not
dampen our spirits because everyone in the group got to watch a Great Gray
Owl for 20-25 minutes. Everyone in the group also enjoyed watching a
Red-tailed mantling its prey and then flying off with Belding's Ground
Squirrel in talons. Numbers for Red-winged Blackbirds, Tree Swallows and
Brewer's BB are just a wild guess at most places. I think Brown-headed
Cowbirds were far more numerous than I cared to count.



Next walk on May 5th at 9:00 am. Contact Sunriver Nature Center to signup.



Tom





Mary McCallum Park



Canada Goose 7

Mallard 4

Ring-necked Duck 4

Wilson's Snipe 1

Mourning Dove 1

Northern Flicker 1

Steller's Jay 1

Mountain Chickadee 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2

American Robin 4

Brown-headed Cowbird 4



Sunriver Marina



Ring-necked Duck 6

Killdeer 2

Tree Swallow 34

Violet-green Swallow 4

Barn Swallow 1

American Robin 2

Red-winged Blackbird 12

Brewer's Blackbird 12

Brown-headed Cowbird 2



Sunriver Nature Center



Canada Goose 8

Trumpeter Swan 3

Wood Duck 6

Gadwall 2

Mallard 12

Ring-necked Duck 5

Common Merganser 2

Pied-billed Grebe 2

Wilson's Snipe 1

Mourning Dove 1

Gray Flycatcher 1

Steller's Jay 1

Common Raven 1

Tree Swallow 38

Barn Swallow 1

Mountain Chickadee 2

Pygmy Nuthatch 5

Marsh Wren (heard) 1

American Robin 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

White-crowned Sparrow 9

Red-winged Blackbird 22

Brewer's Blackbird 9

Brown-headed Cowbird 8

Pine Siskin 2

California Scrub-jay 1



Sunriver Stables



Red-tailed Hawk 1

Tree Swallow 11



Undisclosed location



Great Gray Owl 1


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Date: 4/27/18 10:52 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake Today

Hi all,
Hatfield had some nice Shorebird surprises this afternoon with 3 American Avocet, and standing alongside them was a Marbled Godwit. Three Black-necked Stilts and 3 Least Sandpipers also present along with the continuing Snow Goose.
An adult Peregrine circled a few times sending the Avocets to sit among the Ducks for safety, returning to shore once danger had passed. A Say's Phoebe and 4 Savannah Sparrows were near the North Dam, 7 Cinnamon Teal, 2 N. Pintail, 1 Double-crested Cormorant and 1 Eared Grebe, at least 8 Canvasbacks also present.
Second Pond had 13 Cinnamon Teal, 15 Least Sandpiper, 1 Prairie Falcon and 2 Common Yellowthroat. Good numbers of Swallows around with Bank and Barn appearing to be the most numerous today.
A pair of Western Kingbirds on Rickard Road this morning were first for the year.

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.
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Date: 4/27/18 8:04 pm
From: <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] Nesting report
We have a total of 12 nest boxes on our property, 7 of which were SUPPOSED to be for Western Bluebirds (the Tree Swallows didn't get the memo). I checked them all today. Two boxes had clutches of 4 eggs, one had two eggs with the female on them; two were totally empty, although one of those had a couple of feathers which looked to me like Tree Swallows had explored it; one had a full next cup with no eggs. One of the boxes was commandeered by Tree Swallows right away and they are active in and around it. I didn't bother checking on the contents of that box.

We have two boxes affixed to trees, one of which was originally designed for nuthatches. Pygmy Nuthatches used it once years ago; of late it's been used by House Wrens. The other tree-mounted box has been used exclusively by House Wrens.

We have two boxes that were put up experimentally for owls. We don't check them that often because it requires us remembering where the boxes are and taking a ladder to check them. These boxes have been up for many years and have never been used for their intended purpose.

We do have one American Kestrel box that has been used by kestrels over the years. There have been some years where it wasn't used at all, and last year it was used by House Wrens. Dick Tipton put up a box for the wrens below the kestrel box in the hopes that they will use THAT one this year and not the kestrel box. No kestrels out this way yet, but I'm keeping my eyes and ears open.

In addition to the nest boxes, we have had Say's Phoebes nesting somewhere ON the house for over 10 years now. They typically use one of the logs that project from the roof line, although for a few years they built a nest on the top of our bat box which is under an eave. My husband put a platform on top of the bat box last year so they'd have a more secure place to build a nest and they did. This year they are back on a log.

And even though the House Wrens just showed up a few days ago, they are back building a nest in a soffit outside my husband's office. Brewer's Blackbirds are back building a nest in the same spruce tree as usual, just off the front lawn.

So lots of things going on out this way!

Sue Tank
About 10 mi N of Sisters

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Date: 4/27/18 6:57 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Good birding at Hatfield this afternoon
There are 3 Avocets, 2 Black-necked Stilts, a Marbled Godwit, Snow Goose and
Double-crested Cormorant on the first pond. Not much on the second pond as
a non-birder walked the edge of the pond all the way around, scaring
everything in sight. Peter Low found the above and might have more to add
when he gets to a computer.



Tom Crabtree, Bend


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Date: 4/27/18 5:05 pm
From: Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...>
Subject: [COBOL] Great-tailed Grackle
Sitting in our trailer at Ana Reservoir RV (Summer Lake) and I see an adult
male Great-tailed Grackle walking around the picnic table at our site.
Certainly wasn't expecting to see one of those guys here.
Kristen Tackmier

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Date: 4/27/18 11:46 am
From: Dave Tracy <davidctracy...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Birding By Ear Tuesday April 24th
Sorry for the late report.  24 of us (a new BBE record!) enjoyed a very nice Tuesday morning for Birding By Ear this week.  There was a lot of activity and vocalizing as the warm weather brought in a new wave of migrants, especially sparrows.  Fortunately Courtney had her trusty birding camera handy to get a pic of the first Ferruginous Hawk we've recorded on a BBE walk.  Disappointing that Belted Kingfisher and American Dipper have not been recorded for more than a month.  They used to be regular on our Tuesday morning walks.  Haven't had a Canyon Wren or Purple Finch for years, both of which were uncommon but detected a few times most years up to about 3-4 years ago. 


Sawyer Park, Deschutes, Oregon, US
Apr 24, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    ECAS Birding By Ear group
41 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  12
Mallard  25
Common Merganser  12
California Quail  4
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ferruginous Hawk  1    First record for Birding By Ear group, rarely seen around Sawyer Park.  Courtney got a pic
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  8
Mourning Dove  15
Anna's Hummingbird  2
hummingbird sp.  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  6
Gray Flycatcher  1    First of Season for Birding By Ear group
Dusky Flycatcher  1    First of Season for Birding By Ear group
Steller's Jay  6
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  1
Common Raven  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  4
Tree Swallow  25
Violet-green Swallow  10
Mountain Chickadee  3
Bushtit  5
Pygmy Nuthatch  15
House Wren  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  6
Townsend's Solitaire  1
American Robin  12
European Starling  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Chipping Sparrow  1    First of Season for Birding By Ear group, very few records during BBE walks
Dark-eyed Junco  1
White-crowned Sparrow  10
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  5
Lincoln's Sparrow  3
sparrow sp.  2
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Brown-headed Cowbird  8
House Finch  20
Lesser Goldfinch  8
House Sparrow  8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44916717


David Tracy
Tratech Fiberoptics, Inc.
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63025 O.B. Riley Road #19
Bend, OR 97701
P 541 382-5000
F 541 383-2000
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Date: 4/26/18 9:23 pm
From: clay crofton <claycbirds...>
Subject: [COBOL] Glossy Ibis Jordan Valley
26 April 2018, 9:15-9:45am Pacific time. Hwy 95 in Oregon’s Jordan Valley
between MP 24 and 25. East of white farmhouse with red roofs. Flock of Ibis
in a flooded field. One ibis shows the even golden bronze of an adult
Glossy Ibis on its head, breast, back, and thighs. The face in front of a
dark eye is gray and edged above and below with a thin bright blue line of
feathers (think robins-egg blue) that runs from the eye forward to the
beak. The blue line does not wrap around behind the eye. Its legs are dark.
The nearby White-faced Ibis (short scope range three-quarter zoom, good
light from the side) clearly shows off a bright red eye and face which are
both surrounded by a thick white band of feathers. This bird also shows the
red legs of a breeding adult White-faced Ibis. I had plenty of time to
study these birds and get out my two field guides. This group does not
include any birds that show the pale face features and dark legs of
non-breeding plumage adult White-faced ibis. I am familiar with pale ibis
and am confident that this bird is a Glossy Ibis


*Happy Birding*
Clay Crofton
The Boy Who Cried Wrentit

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Date: 4/26/18 9:07 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Tricolored Blackbirds
Hi all,

At Hatfield this evening I identified five male tricolored blackbirds on
the second pond. Details here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44980019

The four stilts were still on the second pond, along with leasts. Lots of
swallows tonight, including my spring’s first bank swallows.

Matt Cahill
Bend

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Date: 4/26/18 3:48 pm
From: <threlstein...>
Subject: [COBOL] White Crowned
Same here in Woodside Ranch; two dozen yesterday, zero today (26th). Interesting. Vernon
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Date: 4/26/18 3:41 pm
From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...>
Subject: [COBOL] White-crowned Sparrows @ DRW
We are down to around 12 this morning at our place from a conservative 44 two days ago. It was fun while it lasted!

Cheers,
Jim

Dr. Jim Moodie
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Date: 4/26/18 3:39 pm
From: Sandy Sharp <SanShar31...>
Subject: [COBOL] white crown sparrows
Apparently flew the coop at my house as well.


Sandy Sharp

(Nottingham Square off 15th st, 1 mile south of Reed Market)



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Date: 4/26/18 3:15 pm
From: M Gonzalez <towhee...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lakes -- noon update
Greetings COBOLers

Visited the front and back ponds of Hatfield over my lunch hour today. Rather warm and very little singing or evidence of passerines.

I observed 41 species; a few highlights:
Snow Goose 1 (front pond feeding in rabbitbrush/sagebrush)
Pintail 1 (probably more? front pond)
Canvasback 4 front pond
Forster's Tern 1 front pond FOY for me
Pinyon Jay (heard only, front pond)
Black-necked Stilt 4 back pond

And one non-bird sighting:
Porcupine (back pond)

Good birding,

Mark


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Date: 4/26/18 3:13 pm
From: Cindy Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...>
Subject: [COBOL] Franklins gulls and Wilson’s Phalarope
Also forgot to mention two Franklins Gulls in breeding plumage: red bills, full black head ( at CRW as well)

Cindy Zalunardo
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Cindy Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...>
> Date: April 26, 2018 at 12:34:52 PM PDT
> To: <cobol...>
> Subject: Wilson’s Phalarope
>
> Female in bright breeding plumage 12:30pm Crooked River Wetlands
>
> Cindy Zalunardo
> (541) 280-6179

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Date: 4/26/18 1:15 pm
From: Gail Snyder <aussiegail...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wild turkey hen
A wild turkey hen has been visiting our place since last Thursday. I just
saw it again this morning. We live at 1668 SW Knoll. This neighborhood is
not the safest place for it. Does anyone have suggestions?

Thanks,

Gail Snyder
503-961-4528

I'm not crazy. I'm just bat shit passionate.

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Date: 4/26/18 12:34 pm
From: Cindy Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wilson’s Phalarope
Female in bright breeding plumage 12:30pm Crooked River Wetlands

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Date: 4/26/18 11:57 am
From: Marina Richie <marinarichie1...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] White-Crowned Sparrow blog
All the w-c sparrows in our backyard left during the night (April 25).
Today--none!

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 8:03 AM, Marina Richie <marinarichie1...>
wrote:

> Inspired by the singing White-Crowned Sparrows in our backyard in
> Deschutes River Woods, I thought some folks might enjoy the blog I wrote
> this morning:
>
> https://beltedkingfisher.blog/2018/04/25/the-bird-that-
> sings-the-mountains/
>
>
> --
>
>
>
> (406)370-7556 (cell)
>
> Blog: beltedkingfisher.blog
> Twitter: @kingfisherquest <https://twitter.com/kingfisherquest>
> Business name: Deborah Richie Communications
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Date: 4/26/18 9:53 am
From: Danny Swarts <photodanny...>
Subject: [COBOL] ebird.org/view/checklist/S44962268
ebird.org/view/checklist/S44962268


Danny Swarts
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Date: 4/26/18 8:35 am
From: eofarwell <eofarwell...>
Subject: [COBOL] 'wild' city quail

A pair of Valley Quail yesterday morning about 9:15a running madly across the Shopko parking lot, right under parked cars, dodging moving ones, making a bee-line for the SW corner between the Duck Store and the Montessori school where there is some 'green'.

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Date: 4/25/18 1:57 pm
From: Howard Horvath <horvathhoward...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wednesday Birding 4/25/18
Seven birders visited The Crooked River Wetlands.  Highlights were 8 species of Shorebirds and 1 Bank Swallow.  We saw the following 41 species:
Snow GooseCanada GooseAmerican WigeonMallardCinnamon TealLesser ScaupBuffleheadRuddy DuckRing-necked PheasantCalifornia QuailGreat Blue HeronTurkey VultureOspreyNorthern HarrierRed-tailed HawkGolden EagleAmerican KestrelVirginia Rail
American CootKilldeerBlack-necked StiltSolitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Western SandpiperLeast SandpiperDunlinWilson's SnipeRing-billed GullBlack-billed MagpieCommon RavenTree SwallowBank SwallowBarn SwallowSavannah SparrowSong SparrowWhite-crowned SparrowRed-winged BlackbirdYellow-headed BlackbirdBrewer's BlackbirdBrown-headed CowbirdHouse Sparrow
Howard
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Date: 4/25/18 8:03 am
From: Marina Richie <marinarichie1...>
Subject: [COBOL] White-Crowned Sparrow blog
Inspired by the singing White-Crowned Sparrows in our backyard in Deschutes
River Woods, I thought some folks might enjoy the blog I wrote this morning:

https://beltedkingfisher.blog/2018/04/25/the-bird-that-sings-the-mountains/


--



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Date: 4/25/18 7:01 am
From: Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...>
Subject: [COBOL] Rufous
A male Rufous Hummingbird has shown up at our nectar feeder in Sisters for
the past two days. He's not early, by any means, but I put out the feeders
much earlier this year with surprising results.
Kristen Tackmier

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Date: 4/25/18 6:56 am
From: Annette Lange Hildebrand <lange69annette...>
Subject: [COBOL] Ruby Crowned Kinglet Madras
How I love these! Saw this little fellow in a large bush out North Adams drive on the Agency Plains
Kenny Bucart’s farm

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Date: 4/24/18 10:07 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Today's migrants
In the west hills, there was a pretty good late movement of Yellow-rumps
including a couple of "Myrtles." Also moving around were a flock of Evening
Grosbeaks, which I haven't seen for a couple of months. There were a few
White-crowned Sparrows, but nothing like the bunches reported by other
observers. I also had my first Rufous Hummer of the year today - no sign of
the Anna's but the liquid level of the feeders is dropping so I'm guessing
they are still around. It's supposed to be 80 degrees the next couple of
days, so things should pop over the next few.



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Date: 4/24/18 8:45 pm
From: Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] Heard my ...
... FOS HOUSE WRENS tonight. Last year they showed up on 4/9. They are a
bit tardy this year.

Sue Tank
about 10 miles N of Sisters

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Date: 4/24/18 8:37 pm
From: M Gonzalez <towhee...>
Subject: [COBOL] Houston Lakes, Tuesday evening
Greetings COBOLers,

Bird numbers weredown at Houston Lakes versus last few weeks. Most of the geese have moved on. Some observations from this evening:

Greater White-fronted Goose 10 (in contrast to 750-1000 a couple weeks ago)
White-faced Ibis 1 (second of the month for me in the county)
Am White Pelicans 30+ (been around for 3-4 weeks)
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Lesser Yellowlegs 1 (FOY for me)
White-crowned Sparrows (like everywhere else in central Oregon)

Good birding,

Mark




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Date: 4/24/18 6:35 pm
From: Jerry Lear <jjlear...>
Subject: [COBOL] Afternoon at Hatfield Lake
Good evening,

I spent the afternoon at the front and second ponds - no White-crowned
Sparrows or Yellow-rumped Warblers :-) but a good assortment of other
things.
Jerry Lear

22395 McGrath Rd, Bend US-OR
<https://maps.google.com/?q=22395+McGrath+Rd,+Bend+US-OR&entry=gmail&source=g>
(44.1193,-121.2047), Deschutes, Oregon, US
Apr 24, 2018 11:42 AM - 5:44 PM
Protocol: Traveling
11.91 mile(s)
33 species

Canada Goose 50
Tundra Swan 2
Cinnamon Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 16
Gadwall 20
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 20
Green-winged Teal 5
Canvasback 2
Redhead 1
Ring-necked Duck 10
Lesser Scaup 20
Bufflehead 200
Ruddy Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 200
Killdeer 1
Least Sandpiper 15
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Mourning Dove 1
Northern Flicker 3
Say's Phoebe 1
Steller's Jay 1
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 10
Violet-green Swallow 20
Mountain Chickadee 1
American Robin 2
American Pipit 1
Western Meadowlark 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44915310

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 4/24/18 3:18 pm
From: Cindy Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...>
Subject: [COBOL] Snow geese, Bonaparte gulls Crooked River Wetlands
Quick stop at noon today at the first ponds yielded 16 snow geese and 2 Bonaparte’s gulls.

Cindy Zalunardo
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Date: 4/24/18 2:59 pm
From: <joeltins...>
Subject: [COBOL] FOY Western Kingbird

one of my summer favorites just appeared in Powell Butte.

Joel Tinsley
SW Powell Butte
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Date: 4/24/18 2:59 pm
From: Gonzalez, Mark <mgonzale...>
Subject: [COBOL] Ochoco Reservoir, 4/24/18
Greetings COBOLers,

I visited Ochoco Reservoir over the lunch hour today. Observed a Horned
Grebe (FOY for me) in breeding plumage -- quite striking individual and a
far cry from the drab fall plumage of this species. Several Common Loons
and 2 Caspian Terns (FOY for me). Here's a list of today's observations:

Canada Goose
Mallard
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Wild Turkey 4 (south shore across from Ochoco State Park)
Common Loon 8 -- many more possible and probable
Horned Grebe 1
Western Grebe 6
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Caspian Tern 2
Euro Dove
Magpie
Crow
Raven
Tree Swallow
V-G Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle's (3)and Audubon's (10))
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
House Finch

And yesterday at Crooked River Wetland Complex, some highlights:
75+ goslings (Canadas)
Snow Goose 1
Greater White-fronted Goose 5
Savannah Sparrow 40+
American Pipit 20+
Western Sandpiper 10
Least Sandpiper 12

Good birding,

Mark
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Date: 4/24/18 1:26 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] Migrant Notes
Hi all,

Yellow-rumps are the headline of my migrant observations over the past few
days. On Saturday the Wikiup Dam was a dervish of butter-butts moving along
the rocks and willows with many more calling from the pines. On Sunday
around Sisters their song was ubiquitous everywhere we stopped. Yesterday
flocks of them were moving among the tops of budding larch at Shevlin and
now outside my office window dozens more are gleaning everything out of the
poplars. Fun to see such a wall of warblers arrive. The only Myrtles I
recall seeing were at Wikiup.

Orange-crowns, Nashvilles and Yellowthroats are all regular sightings now
too for me. One office spot Wilson so far.

Looks like the next couple nights are going to be great for migration. If
you haven't seen the BirdCast website yet, it's a fun spot to checkout:
http://birdcast.info/

Best,
Matt Cahill
Bend

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Date: 4/24/18 12:28 pm
From: Marina Richie <marinarichie1...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hundreds of W-C Sparrows in my yard too (Deschutes River Woods- Turquoise Rd)
I'm watching close to 100 White-Crowned Sparrows in my yard in the pines
right now, with one Golden-Crowned mixed in. We have birdseed out on the
ground, so the word has spread--more sparrows every day. They have pushed
out most of juncoes I typically see.

Also today:
Anna's Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
White-breasted Nuthach
Pygmy Nuthatch
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
House Finch
Hairy Woodpecker
Mountain Chickadee

​Cheers
Marina​



Marina Richie
60081 Turquoise Road
Bend, OR 97702
(406)370-7556 (cell)

Blog: beltedkingfisher.blog
Twitter: @kingfisherquest <https://twitter.com/kingfisherquest>
Business name: Deborah Richie Communications

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Date: 4/24/18 12:21 pm
From: Karen Sweigert & Deborah Lewis <dalkms...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] A couple of firsts yesterday (4/23) in Prineville
We had one evening grosbeak 2 days ago, but it didn't stay around. We
usually only see them for a day and generally around May9-10. Karen

On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 8:27 AM, Ron Halvorson <ronhalvy...> wrote:

> Evening Grosbeak - one on feeder. Notable to me since it's the first in
> our yard in more than a year.
>
> Western Kingbird - on a wire above S. Main St., near Crooked River Park.
>
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Date: 4/24/18 10:28 am
From: Elise W <ewolf97...>
Subject: [COBOL] nest boxes
Tom is right, SE for the most part on location, but depends on how much
canopy you have. If your shrouded in trees, then South can be safe enough.
See nestwatch.org - This site is superb for figuring out *anything re *nest
box. These little birds are not territorial between species, but will be
with conspecifics (same species). The Nestbox site tells you approx how far
away from each other you can put boxes.

Please exclude raccoons - nest boxes are basically an obvious buffet for
these guys, and they can simply reach in and pull the eggs, babies or
parents out. The little metal hole plates help to exclude the chipmunks and
squirrels (when the hole is small). The more you check on the bird, the
more of a path to the box you are creating. All your jays eat eggs to
adults as well, so if you frequently go look at your box, you could find a
jay perched on top one day snagging the babies as they stick their heads
out for feeding.

The nest box sizes on the Nestwatch site are correct except for Tree
Swallow and Bluebird (5.5 inch sq bottom for both). Metal poles place out
in a meadow are great for these guys. The Tree Swallow Project has a great
plan for these boxes and a load of info. For siding issues, put the box
right over or near the hole. Make sure there is fir or aspen chips in them,
excavators need to excavate or they may not like your box.


Elise Wolf
Native Bird Care
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Date: 4/24/18 8:33 am
From: eofarwell <eofarwell...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wild Turkey
Has anybody else seen that wild turkey in the area of Reed Market/Bend Parkway? It was seen yesterday at 10:10a right where the north-bound ramp of Reed Market enters the Parkway; traffic on three sides, concrete wall at its back... Nobody would mistake a flying turkey for a crow, raven or raptor. Very sad.
Elisabeth Farwell

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Date: 4/24/18 8:28 am
From: Ron Halvorson <ronhalvy...>
Subject: [COBOL] A couple of firsts yesterday (4/23) in Prineville
Evening Grosbeak - one on feeder. Notable to me since it's the first in our
yard in more than a year.

Western Kingbird - on a wire above S. Main St., near Crooked River Park.

Ron Halvorson
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Date: 4/24/18 8:15 am
From: jake schas <yellowlegs...>
Subject: [COBOL] birds in my yard 4-24
Greetings,

Work requirements brought me to Sisters for 2 days. Found the following birdees in my yard.

jake


13 species

White-crowned Sparrows 45 or more.

Golden-crowned Sparrows 40 or more

White-throated Sparrow-1 bright adult.

Spotted Towhee-1

Junco-2

Scrub Jay-4

California Quail-16

Pygmy Nuthatch-12

Mountain Chicadee-4

Canada's best Gooses-4 fly over birds

Redtail Hawk-1

Starlings 9

Collared Doves-6

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Date: 4/24/18 7:40 am
From: Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...>
Subject: [COBOL] sparrows!
SE Bend area. Juncoes are gone but so many White-crowned sparrows are here and now Golden-crowned sparrows are passing through! Flickers are visiting the nest box. Vultures are scanning my cliffs for nest spots and often land on the top of the cliff in my back yard close to the house.
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Date: 4/24/18 7:26 am
From: David Vick <or.naturalist...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] White-crowned Sparrows everywhere in the yard (Deschutes River Woods 5 miles SW of Bend)
Yes Jim, for the past week we have been absolutely inundated with
White-crowned Sparrows here in our yard in Terrebonne. I have never seen
such numbers and the constant cacophony in the trees is way cool. There
are so many that all of the House Sparrows have been pushed out! There are
a few Golden-crowns mixed in. We also have a very vocal and active (wink,
wink) pair of Kestels
looking like they will set up shop in our nesting box. I gave up hope of
raising anything other than starlings as kestrels have only used it once in
the dozen or so years since I put the box up. Interestingly, the kestrels
don't seem to mind that it has never been cleaned and I forgot to add wood
shavings to it this winter.

David

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 8:46 PM Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> wrote:

> COBOLanders,
>
> Anyone else getting big numbers of White-crowned Sparrows right now?
> After work, I counted 42, but I am confident that is an under count. I
> quick walkabout the yard produced White-crowns under the front and back
> feeders, at the two water features, under the manzanita and current bushes,
> on the lava flow, in the willows...everywhere. Many are singing too.
> After dinner, I counted 30 on the ground under the feeder and at the water
> feature in the backyard.
>
> Hard for the Purple Finches (at least three males yesterday) and Cassin's
> Finches to gain access to the feeders. Two Chipping Sparrows on the fence
> this morning; didn't relocate them this afternoon.
>
> Also hosting a male Downy Woodpecker the last three days.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44883117
>
> It's migration-get out there! :^)
>
> cheers,
> Jim
>
>
>
> Dr. Jim Moodie
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Date: 4/24/18 6:33 am
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Nuthatches, holes in houses, and boxes
Mary,

I am replying to the list about it might be a topic of interest to other readers. In my opinion I would only put two houses per tree (if this is something you must do). But, even better would be one house. Again, I would recommend putting a house on a post as opposed to damaging (in my mind) a Pondo tree. I put houses on Lodgepoles. I have hundreds of them (Lodgepoles) but a vast majority are on posts or snags. In my opinion I think houses should face in some easterly direction. East or SE. If you get sun on the houses in the morning it warms up the house after a chilly evening. If you have them facing west or a SW position and sun can get to them then you can cook the house in our late spring and summer heat. Many of our birds finish their first clutch in by later June. I do have birds that double clutch (or were maybe unsuccessful the first go around) that have young in July, early August. Maybe they just waited for a good house to be emptied by the first couple. I really have no idea if the same birds are using the house twice. This is just my own experience but I have had Pygmy Nuthatches, Chickadees, Western BB and Tree Swallows nesting year after year. Nothing real exciting but always fun to watch.

Tom

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> On Apr 23, 2018, at 5:18 PM, Mary Webster <webster_mary...> wrote:
>
> Thanks a lot, Tom. I meant (by several boxes) “on the same tree.” My 5 bigger trees could maybe take 2-3 boxes on various sides. (?) There are seven cats that roam the neighborhood and stake out my feeders. Should the feeders be on the north/NW side of the trees?
>
> Mary
>
> From: Tom Lawler
> Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 4:50 PM
> To: COBOL
> Subject: Re: [COBOL] Nuthatches, holes in houses, and boxes
>
> Mary,
>
> I have loads of Nuthatches around the house and also loads of nest boxes. I have nest boxes hung on the house (with Nuthatches in attendance), on trees and on posts. No Nuthatch has ever tried to drill into the house. If you can put your houses on posts then do it. I have them at varying heights from 4-7 ft off the ground. I don’t know what you mean by “close to one another” but I have boxes 10-15 ft apart and Chickadees and Nuthatches all live in harmony.
>
> Tom
>
> Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble - Roger Tory Peterson
>
> On Apr 23, 2018, at 1:18 PM, Mary Webster <webster_mary...> wrote:
>
>> Dear fellow Central Oregon birders,
>>
>> I took advice and put up nuthatch nesting boxes, and within less than 24 hours, one pair of pygmies had moved in, with 5 others watching and a chickadee trying to horn in. The other nesting box has been checked out (a few fir shavings outside on the ground), but none moved in to my knowledge. On both ends of the house, up at the roofline, pecking continues. On the north end I have screwed a metal plate over the hole. What is the solution? Put up more boxes? Do nuthatches and chickadees mind having nesting boxes close to one another? I have 18 ponderosas, but only 4 are large enough to hold nesting boxes well.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Mary Webster
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Date: 4/23/18 9:44 pm
From: <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] A few weekend Bur.
Hi,
A first of the year Vesper Sparrow was singing on Arnold Market Road Saturday on my to Hatfield.
Highlights at the Hatfield included a pair of Redheads, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 1 Fox Sparrow with White-crowns. Shorebirds at 2nd pond included 5 Black-necked Stilts that took off 11.00am, 4Dunlin, 1 Western Sandpiper and 18 Least Sandpiper. Also, 1 Eurasian Wigeon male, a first of the year Bank Swallow, 15 American Pipit, 14 Yellow-headed Blackbirds and another CommonYellowthroat.

Sawyer Park Saturday Afternoon Highlights

Nashville Warbler 4
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 13
Hermit Thrush 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Coopers Hawk 2
Canada Goose pair with 6 Goslings.

I sat down with a brew (Tea) when arrived home and saw a male Costa' and male Caliope along with Anna's Hummingbirds.

Sunday 4/22/18

ArnoldMarket Road had 1 Sage Thrasher, 3 Vesper and 1 Savannah Sparrow
New birds at Hatfield included 1 Sage Thrasher, 2 Wood Duck, 1 Chipping Sparrow, 1 Fox Sparrow with 1 Golden-crowned and 46 White-crowned Sparrow. One Vaux's Swift was another Foy.

Tumalo State Park Sunday Afternoon Highlights

Cassin's Vireo 1
Nashville Warbler 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
Lincoln's Sparrow 11
Savannah Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow 7
Hermit Thrush 5
Ceder Waxwing 20
Anna's Hummingbird 1

Also, at 4.30pm there was a light morph Swainson's Hawk at the Knott Road Landfill.

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.


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Date: 4/23/18 9:08 pm
From: Jerry's_Mail <stonefly...>
Subject: [COBOL] A few nice arrivals near Bend
Agree with others posting here that White crowned sparrows are now coming in good numbers. Today I had a very bright plumage White-throated sparrow mixed in with about a dozen White-crowns in my yard in SW Bend.

Yesterday near Steelhead Falls … a pair of Hermit thrushes on the juniper bench over the falls.

And today at Tumalo State Park a number of Orange-crowned warblers.

Great time to be out watching.

Jerry
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Date: 4/23/18 8:46 pm
From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...>
Subject: [COBOL] White-crowned Sparrows everywhere in the yard (Deschutes River Woods 5 miles SW of Bend)
COBOLanders,

Anyone else getting big numbers of White-crowned Sparrows right now? After work, I counted 42, but I am confident that is an under count. I quick walkabout the yard produced White-crowns under the front and back feeders, at the two water features, under the manzanita and current bushes, on the lava flow, in the willows...everywhere. Many are singing too. After dinner, I counted 30 on the ground under the feeder and at the water feature in the backyard.

Hard for the Purple Finches (at least three males yesterday) and Cassin's Finches to gain access to the feeders. Two Chipping Sparrows on the fence this morning; didn't relocate them this afternoon.

Also hosting a male Downy Woodpecker the last three days.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44883117

It's migration-get out there! :^)

cheers,
Jim



Dr. Jim Moodie
Science Dept
COCC
Bend, OR 97703
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Date: 4/23/18 5:33 pm
From: eofarwell <eofarwell...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wild Turkey on Bend Parkway
At 10:10 this morning we saw a male wild turkey when turning north off the Reed Market ramp on to the Bend Parkway! I nearly went off the road! There was a controlled burn Sunday to the SW of that junction, and I'm wondering if that forced the turkey out of his domain. Twenty years inn Bend, lookin' at birds - this is the 1st wild turkey!


Elisabeth Farwell, Touchmark in Bend

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Date: 4/23/18 4:56 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Nuthatches, holes in houses, and boxes
Mary,

I have loads of Nuthatches around the house and also loads of nest boxes. I have nest boxes hung on the house (with Nuthatches in attendance), on trees and on posts. No Nuthatch has ever tried to drill into the house. If you can put your houses on posts then do it. I have them at varying heights from 4-7 ft off the ground. I don’t know what you mean by “close to one another” but I have boxes 10-15 ft apart and Chickadees and Nuthatches all live in harmony.

Tom

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> On Apr 23, 2018, at 1:18 PM, Mary Webster <webster_mary...> wrote:
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> Dear fellow Central Oregon birders,
>
> I took advice and put up nuthatch nesting boxes, and within less than 24 hours, one pair of pygmies had moved in, with 5 others watching and a chickadee trying to horn in. The other nesting box has been checked out (a few fir shavings outside on the ground), but none moved in to my knowledge. On both ends of the house, up at the roofline, pecking continues. On the north end I have screwed a metal plate over the hole. What is the solution? Put up more boxes? Do nuthatches and chickadees mind having nesting boxes close to one another? I have 18 ponderosas, but only 4 are large enough to hold nesting boxes well.
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Date: 4/23/18 1:26 pm
From: Mary Webster <webster_mary...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Wickiup
Three eared grebes at Wickiup Reservoir on Thursday, plus 2 pair of green
wing teal, 5 white-crowned aparrows.


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Date: 4/23/18 1:18 pm
From: Mary Webster <webster_mary...>
Subject: [COBOL] Nuthatches, holes in houses, and boxes
Dear fellow Central Oregon birders,

I took advice and put up nuthatch nesting boxes, and within less than 24 hours, one pair of pygmies had moved in, with 5 others watching and a chickadee trying to horn in. The other nesting box has been checked out (a few fir shavings outside on the ground), but none moved in to my knowledge. On both ends of the house, up at the roofline, pecking continues. On the north end I have screwed a metal plate over the hole. What is the solution? Put up more boxes? Do nuthatches and chickadees mind having nesting boxes close to one another? I have 18 ponderosas, but only 4 are large enough to hold nesting boxes well.

Thank you,

Mary Webster
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Date: 4/23/18 12:06 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] PLAN for Wednesdays, and 4-25 specifically
This week is the last week of starting at 8 a.m. Next week is a very,
VERY early start because of visiting the grouse, and the following week,
May 9th we will start the carpooling at 7 in Bend, and adjust for other
location starts accordingly. Make note!

This Wednesday, 4-25, we visit water treatment hotspots, starting with
Crooked River Wetlands (CRW). This is a great time for shorebirds,
waterfowl are in beautiful breeding plumage and we will likely see some
passerine migrants. A bonus for the trip, is that Jim VanVlack has
offered the use of the new electric cart at CRW for anyone who would
like to do the entire trail but not have to walk it. He will demo it for
the group and be there to give rides. Thanks to Jim in advance for
taking such good care of us!

The schedule also calls for checking Redmond and Hatfield ponds which
would be optional depending on how much time is spent at Prineville and
recent reports if any are tantalizing.

PLAN

BEND - 8 a.m. Nancy P's at 1054 Milwaukee. Go to Powell Butte to meet
the group in the parking lot at the church.
REDMOND - 8:15 at Starbucks Nolan Center near Hwy 126/Rimrock and go to
Powell Butte to meet the group.
ANYONE ELSE, meet at Powell Butte at about 8:40. Or CRW will be the
first stop, so perhaps around 9 a.m.

I will miss yet another Wednesday. Enjoy, and 1 will look forward to
being with the group on May 2nd.

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Date: 4/23/18 8:24 am
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] Summer Lake
Pam and I were at Summer Lake yesterday morning coming back from Arizona camped at Bullate Campground. Many yellow rumps in the willows and one orange-crowned warbler. Other highlights. White-faced Ibis, Black-crowned night heron, one small flock of snow geese, white fronts, a flock of dunlin, least sand pipers, willet, avocet, black-necked stilt, loggerhead shrike, one American Pipit, at least fifty California gulls on the island along with hundreds of ring-billed gulls and several dozen Caspian Terns (no Forsters yet). Cliff Swallows gathering mud and building nests on the toilet building and kiosk. A pair of tree swallows on every box. Sora and Virginia rails and American Bittern calling all night along with marsh wrens. Sandhill Cranes paired up. Eared grebes and western grebes along with one Clark’s. One pied-billed grebe. Large flocks of shovelers. Also, mallard, lesser scaup, pintail, green-winged teal, cinnamon teal, ruddy ducks, gadwall, canvasback, a few ring-necked. A few Lincoln’s sparrows along with white-crowns, song and many savannah sparrows. Trumpeter Swans, most with ID collars but no Tundra. Yellow-headed blackbirds eating midges along with redwings and brewers.
Several yellow rumps in yard this morning in Madras. I know this is not Central Oregon but the highlight of our trip was seeing 24 California Condors circling at once at the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. A conservation success story!!!! Good birding to all. Chris Scranton
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Date: 4/23/18 7:37 am
From: Kristen Tackmier <kjtack46...>
Subject: [COBOL] Calliope
Spent the weekend at the Birding and Blues Festival in Pacific City.
Beautiful weather and beautiful birds. Spent Sunday morning getting a sneak
peek at the newest addition to the Nestucca Bay Refuge: Trail of Two Rivers
which they hope to have open by August. Came home to find a male Calliope
at one of our nectar feeders and a male Anna's at another. Also, for awhile
we have noted a Hairy Woodpecker residing in our front yard's nesting box
(intended for bluebirds) and a White-headed Woodpecker in the same kind of
box in our backyard. They must like the accommodations.
Kristen Tackmier

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Date: 4/23/18 7:07 am
From: Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] Oh joy..
.... and the Brown-headed Cowbirds are back with a vengeance.

Sue Tank
About 10 mile N of Sisters

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Date: 4/23/18 6:54 am
From: Cindy Brougher Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...>
Subject: [COBOL] Blue winged teal Powell Butte
Pair on our pond with cinnamon teal
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Date: 4/22/18 5:00 pm
From: David Vick <or.naturalist...>
Subject: [COBOL] FOY at Smith
Saw an Orange-crowned Warbler and heard a House Wren singing its heart out
at the park today while doing geology presentations at the bridge. Both
were First of Year for me. The park's awesome volunteer naturalist Steve
Lay located the very obscure Golden Eagle nest for us this year and
recently confirmed one white eaglet making its first appearance. Thank you
Steve, you rock! Happy birthday to John Muir and a good Earth Day to all.

David Vick
Interpretive Naturalist
Smith Rock State Park

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Date: 4/22/18 9:55 am
From: doiseau <doiseau...>
Subject: [COBOL] Costa hummingbird



Calliope and male Costa's Hummingbirds at our feeders in S. E Bend, as of yesterday .  Happy birdingDiane <KookDoiseau...> 

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Date: 4/21/18 4:13 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Sunriver Bird Walk Saturday April 21
I’m going to try to do better about posting the results of the Saturday bird walk at Sunriver Nature Center. Today’s walk had 10 participants including one very young birder. The walk lasted about 3 hours.

Notable sighting were Western Kingbird and Golden-crowned Kinglet. We also observed Prairie Falcon flying and being harassed by a dozen Ravens. Best sighting was a Great Gray Owl at an undisclosed location. For many new birders and this more seasoned one it is always a great find. RW Blackbirds and Tree Swallows are too abundant to count. There are still a good number of White-crowned and a few Golden-crowned Sparrows in the area.

As a side note the four Trumpter Cygnets are being removed next week to the new home down at Summer Lake WMA.

Contact Sunriver Nature Center to signup for the bird walks. They are at 9:00 most Saturdays.

67 records of 44 species seen or heard at 4 locations.

Mary McCallum Park:

Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Prairie Falcon
Killdeer
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco
Red Crossbill

Sunriver Marina:

Canada Goose
Mallard
Cinnamon Teal
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Red-tailed Hawk
Steller's Jay
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird

Sunriver Nature Center:

Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Wood Duck
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Sora (Heard)
Wilson's Snipe
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (Heard)
Marsh Wren (Heard)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Savannah Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin

Sunriver Stables:

Western Kingbird


Tom

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Date: 4/21/18 9:24 am
From: <joeltins...>
Subject: [COBOL] New yard bird
Stepped out about 9pm last night to "water the lawn" and was greeted by the calls of a western screech owl.


Joel Tinsley
SW Powell Butte

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Date: 4/20/18 11:08 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Millican Vesper Sparrow
The Prineville Bird Club visited the sage grouse lek in Millican and
found 7 booming males views from 150 yards away.  No females were seen. 
We birded the area the rest of the morning and found Sagebrush Sparrows
and a first of the year Vesper Sparrow.  We ventured up Hart Mt for a
few miles.  The water tank is full but there were no birds there (not
dry enough).  We then birded our way back to Prineville along Hwy 27. 
Here's the whole list.

Canada Goose 20
Bufflehead 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Greater Sage Grouse 7
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Ferruginous Hawk 2
American Kestrel 2
Prairie Falcon 1
Rock Pigeon 2
Eurasian Collared Dove 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Say's Phoebe 2
Pinyon Jay 40
Black-billed Magpie 5
Common Raven 5
Horned Lark 4
Tree Swallow 7
Cliff Swallow 12
Mountain Chickadee 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
Pygmy Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
Mountain Bluebird 9
Townsend's Solitaire 4
American Robin 6
Sage Thrasher 2
European Starling 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
Vesper Sparrow 1
Sagebrush Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 10
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Western Meadowlark 2
Cassin's Finch 6

--
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Mark Twain

Chuck Gates
Prineville Bird Club
541-280-4957
Powell Butte,
Central Oregon Oregon Birding Site Guide
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Date: 4/20/18 8:43 pm
From: Mike <gardenbug99...>
Subject: [COBOL] Sherman County Today, 4/20/18
Today I birded Sherman County west of Hwy 97 from Kent, South to Grass Valley on back roads, Finnegan, Ball, Twin Lakes and maybe a couple of others I missed the names. Also then went north to the Columbia below JD dam, and to Lepage park, but by far the birdiest area was the southern portion. Finnegan Rd may be the Meadow Lark Capital of the state. Also many Horned Larks. Only sparrow was one Savannah. Ponds on Ball Road and Twin Lakes are on private land but much of them are visible from main roads and had a surprising variety of ducks. Most surprising bird was one Wild Turkey on Ball road near the ponds. Ran across the road in front of me and before I could get my camera up he disappeared into tall sage brush. Seems like a pretty strange place for a turkey with only a few willows and some trees at farms but the closest was a couple of miles away. Listened for Grasshopper sparrows but heard none and seems a little early and my hearing is definitely suspect.
Noticeably absent the entire trip were any shorebirds, any swallows, only one Sparrow, a Savannah, one warbler,a butterbutt and no Turkey Vultures.

Birds in this Kent/Grass Valley Area

Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Cinnamon Teal
N. Shoveler
N. Pintail
GW Teal
Redhead
Ring-neck Duck
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-neck Pheasant - Heard only
Wild Turkey
Pied-bill Grebe
D.C. Cormorant
Bald Eagle, Immature
Swainsons Hawk
Red-tail Hawk
American Kestral
Coot
Mourning Dove
Says Phoebe
W. Kingbird
C. Raven
Horned Lark
Marsh Wren
European Starling
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crown Sparrow
RW Blackbird
Brewers Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
House Sparrow

Moro Sewer Ponds

American Wigeon
Coot
California Jay
White-crown Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
W. Meadowlark

Columbia River below John Day Dam

Canada Goose
Ring-neck Duck
Lesser Scaup. Quite a few Scaup, but all I could see heads on were Lesser
Bufflehead
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Osprey
Coot
Ring-bill Gull
California Gull
Eurasian Collared Dove
A. Crow
C. Raven
Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rump Warbler
Brewers Blackbird
W. Meadowlark
House Sparrow

Lepage Park, John Day River

Canada Goose
Mallard
Coot
Says Phoebe
American Goldfinch
Brewers Blackbird

Hwy 97 Ponds S. of Grass Valley

American Wigeon
Bufflehead
Ring-neck Duck
Ruddy Duck
Ring-neck Pheasant
Horned Lark
Song Sparrow
Red-wing Black Bird
Yellow-headed Blackbird. Many

Mike Golden



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Date: 4/20/18 7:56 pm
From: Robert Springer <rtspringer...>
Subject: [COBOL] FOS Black-headed Grosbeak
Heard, not seen. We usually get them in early May so this is a treat.

Robert

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Date: 4/20/18 7:11 pm
From: Jan Rising <janrising36...>
Subject: [COBOL] Old Mill sponsored bird trip lead by ECAS
Today, ECAS volunteers Marilyn Bertran and Jan Rising, led an Old Mill
sponsored bird walk along the Deschutes River at The Old Mill shopping
area.

We had a large group of 22 interested birders, which actually outnumbers
the number of species we saw today.

The highlight was watching 2 Osprey court and mate on the nesting platform
near the white water rapids park. A person who lives along the river
upstream from the frog pond, said the nest blew down last night but the
birds were active today with their interest in rebuilding it. I believe
that nesting platform has not been used for the past several years.

Total numbers of species seen today was small as well as the number of
different species seen.

Osprey
Canada Goose (one of the pairs had 4 goslings)
Mallard
Bufflehead
Gadwall
American Coot
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
House Sparrow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Feral Pigeon
California Scrub Jay
Northern Flicker
Killdeer
Turkey Vulture

Jan Rising

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Date: 4/20/18 5:58 pm
From: JOHN & ANNETTE GERARD <acegerard...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wild Turkey
Just had a female Wild Turkey (Southwestern) in my front yard. Neighbor witnessed a Cooper's Hawk attacking it. I live at 1945 SW Knoll Ave.
Annette
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Date: 4/20/18 5:55 pm
From: Mary Webster <webster_mary...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wickiup and Crane Prairie and more
Today at Sheep Bridge a friend and I saw:

32 bufflehead
4 ringed-neck ducks
3 common mergansers
4 hooded mergansers
1 eared grebe

Gull Point:

50 bufflehead
6 ringed-neck
4 green wing teal

Wickiup Point:

4 bufflehead
a few mallards,
a few Canadas
1 double-crested cormorant

Crane Prairie:

1 pair osprey on the 200 road nesting platform
1 lone osprey fishing
a few miscellaneous ducks
2 yellow-rumped warblers (Audubon’s)

Cultus Lake:

juncos and bufflehead

Sunriver Nature Center:

4 cygnets are being familiarized with a pen seeded with feed so they can be captured on Monday and transported to Summer Lake Wildlife Refuge
2 yellow-rumped warblers (Audubon’s)
4 pygmy nuthatches
2 male red-wing blackbirds
1 river otter


Mary Webster







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Date: 4/20/18 5:04 pm
From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Lewis's Woodpecker at Shevlin Park
This afternoon I had a chance to hike around Shevlin Park: I detected a single Lewis's Woodpecker up on the bench above Tumalo Creek.

LEWO photo link: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44762010

Also had a male Downy and male Hairy at Aspen Grove; they were close enough together I was able to snap a few shots. Not a great photo, but it does show the difference in size, which I will be showing my students.

D & H Woodpecker photo link: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44760124

Happy migration!

cheers,
Jim

Dr. Jim Moodie
Science Dept
COCC
Bend, OR 97703
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Date: 4/20/18 2:37 pm
From: Paul Adamus <adamus7...>
Subject: [COBOL] BBS routes now available for Tualatin, Sisters, Elk Lake
Birding Colleagues,



An Oregon birder who has driven three of the most attractive Breeding Bird
Survey routes for several years is unable to continue this year due to a job
transfer. Someone who can identify most birds by sound is urgently needed to
cover one or more of these routes this June and hopefully in future years.
Volunteering for this will only take about 5 hours of your early morning
time on a single day of your choice between May 25 and July 4. It is one of
the most important contributions you can make to bird conservation, relative
to the time spent. To volunteer, please email me ASAP.



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