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12/16/17 8:19 pm Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...> Re: [COBOL] Jefferson County Birds - Say's Phoebe in Culver, Turkey Vulture at Pelton Overlook
12/16/17 7:40 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] Say's Phoebe in Culver, Turkey Vulture at Pelton Overlook
12/16/17 7:35 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] Jefferson County Birds - Say's Phoebe in Culver, Turkey Vulture at Pelton Overlook
12/16/17 1:08 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Barred Owl in Sunriver
12/16/17 10:40 am Bruce and Kelly Hazen <bkhazen...> [COBOL] YES Emperor Goose South of Bend Oregon
12/16/17 9:30 am PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] A walk on the Deschtues from Mecca Flats
12/16/17 9:30 am KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...> [COBOL] Bend - Alfalfa Raptor Survey
12/16/17 9:10 am Joel Geier <joel.geier...> [COBOL] Antone CBC on Monday still could use a few more volunteers
12/15/17 1:08 pm Wicks, Teresa Olive <Teresa.Wicks...> Re: [COBOL] COBOL Digest, Vol 721, Issue 2
12/14/17 4:38 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Birding Today
12/13/17 6:22 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Are You Staying at Summer Lake Lodge for the CBC?
12/13/17 4:55 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Ft. Rock Raptor Survey
12/13/17 4:06 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday birding, Sisters, Cold Springs CG, 1018 to Trout Ck Swamp,
12/13/17 4:00 pm Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Madras Raptor Route
12/13/17 3:29 pm KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...> [COBOL] Christmas Valley Raptor Survey 12/12
12/12/17 7:39 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] No Emperor Goose south of Bend
12/12/17 4:57 pm JOHN GERKE <JOHNGERKE...> [COBOL] Cloverdale Raptor Route 12-12-2017
12/12/17 12:34 pm Mike Ogle <mogle...> [COBOL] Blue bird
12/11/17 4:42 pm Cindy Brougher Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...> [COBOL] Powell Butte Raptor Route
12/11/17 10:07 am Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...> [COBOL] Vortex eyepiece cover
12/10/17 9:49 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> Re: [COBOL] American goldfinches
12/10/17 9:34 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose?
12/10/17 9:24 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Prineville Christmas Bird Count Full
12/10/17 5:56 pm Tom Kemp <tallfir39...> [COBOL] Belted kingfisher
12/10/17 4:11 pm KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...> [COBOL] Christmas Valley Raptor Survey HELP
12/10/17 1:26 pm Kathleen <ktmartin...> [COBOL] American goldfinches
12/10/17 12:28 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Plan for Dec 13 ECAS Wednesday Birding
12/10/17 8:29 am Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] New yard bird
12/9/17 6:28 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No
12/9/17 5:06 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No
12/9/17 4:06 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Northern Mockingbird continues
12/9/17 12:03 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose continues, Bend, Deschutes county
12/9/17 9:45 am Mike <gardenbug99...> [COBOL] Madras CBC December 20, 2017
12/9/17 7:57 am Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Klamath Marsh Raptor Survey
12/8/17 9:42 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Plan for Dec 13 Wednesday Birding ECAS
12/8/17 6:43 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Emperor
12/8/17 6:29 pm Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Stolen Raptors
12/8/17 8:27 am <wolfies.hound...> [COBOL] Misc yard sightings
12/7/17 7:11 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Prineville Say's Phoebe
12/7/17 2:38 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Drake Park Eurasian Wigeon
12/7/17 1:18 pm Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Updated "New Sightings"
12/6/17 4:21 pm JOHN GERKE <johngerke...> Re: [COBOL] Culver Raptor Route
12/6/17 3:59 pm Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Culver Raptor Route
12/6/17 1:16 pm Steve Kornfeld <sbkornfeld...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose remains.
12/6/17 10:05 am PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] Leucistic Dark-eyed Junco
12/5/17 6:04 pm Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Madras Raptor Route
12/5/17 2:37 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Slight change, Plan for birding Wednesday Dec 6, Redmond area
12/5/17 10:52 am Mike <gardenbug99...> [COBOL] Redmond CBC Owling
12/5/17 8:31 am JOHN GERKE <JOHNGERKE...> [COBOL] Anna's Hummingbird still here
12/4/17 5:03 pm Gonzalez, Mark <mgonzale...> [COBOL] update on Bewick's Wren in Prineville
12/4/17 4:19 pm Vernon Threlkeld <threlstein...> [COBOL] Emperor / Sholes
12/4/17 4:12 pm Sheran <sheran...> Re: [COBOL] EMPEROR GOOSE
12/4/17 4:01 pm Denise Fainberg <dsfainberg...> Re: [COBOL] EMPEROR GOOSE
12/4/17 2:34 pm jake schas <yellowlegs...> [COBOL] christmas bird counts.
12/4/17 12:52 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday Birders and CBCs
12/4/17 12:49 pm Kathleen <ktmartin...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose
12/4/17 11:56 am Mike <gardenbug99...> [COBOL] Madras and Redmond CBCs
12/4/17 9:13 am Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> [COBOL] Hummingbird news
12/4/17 8:12 am Damian Fagan <dfagan746...> [COBOL] Emperor goose - yes
12/3/17 9:41 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Christmas Bird Count
12/3/17 8:50 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> Re: [COBOL] Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoir
12/3/17 8:41 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoir
12/3/17 2:38 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> Re: [COBOL] Emperor
12/3/17 2:12 pm JOHN & ANNETTE GERARD <acegerard...> [COBOL] Emperor
12/3/17 9:21 am Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Fwd: Portland Birder preparing to bird around Bend this Tuesday and Wednesday
12/2/17 7:07 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Plan for birding Wednesday Dec 6, Redmond area
12/2/17 4:31 pm JOHN GERKE <JOHNGERKE...> [COBOL] Hummer today!
12/2/17 3:17 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Emperor update
12/2/17 2:53 pm PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] Trout Creek
12/2/17 2:12 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose still around, 1 hr ago at Sholes/tekampe
12/1/17 8:42 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Black Butte Ranch Birds
12/1/17 2:07 pm Elise W <ewolf97...> [COBOL] Waterbird Presentation High Desert Museum
12/1/17 1:48 pm Russ Namitz <namitzr...> [COBOL] Suttle Lake loons/scoter/gull
12/1/17 11:19 am <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Northern Mockingbird continues and a question
11/30/17 5:41 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose continues, Bend, Deschutes county
11/29/17 4:39 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Crooked River Park, Ochoco Res, Prineville Sewage Ponds ( old)
11/29/17 2:43 pm KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...> [COBOL] Fwd: Sunriver Crescent Raptor Survey
11/29/17 12:08 pm Elise W <ewolf97...> [COBOL] anyone have a pied billed submarining pic?
11/29/17 7:39 am JOHN GERKE <johngerke...> Re: [COBOL] transport likely needed
11/28/17 5:55 pm <jmeredit...> Re: [COBOL] Plan for Wednesday birding November 29
11/28/17 5:26 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose Photos
11/28/17 3:42 pm <duckjockey...> [COBOL] TV
11/28/17 3:29 pm Elise W <ewolf97...> [COBOL] transport likely needed
11/28/17 12:22 pm Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...> [COBOL] Emperor goose
11/28/17 11:54 am Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...> [COBOL] Barnacle goose
11/28/17 10:52 am JOHN GERKE <JOHNGERKE...> [COBOL] Cloverdale RR 11/27/2017
11/28/17 9:36 am Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...> [COBOL] northern shrike NW Bend
11/28/17 9:15 am Jaggs J <jjthephotoguy...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose this MORNING YES
11/27/17 9:54 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose this afternoon
11/27/17 6:33 pm KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...> [COBOL] Fort Rock Raptor Survey
11/27/17 4:54 pm <jmeredit...> Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose YES Stevenson ranch now
11/27/17 4:52 pm Bob Sizoo (Ext) <thebobsizoo...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose
11/27/17 3:36 pm <jmeredit...> Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose YES Stevenson ranch now
11/27/17 2:41 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose YES Stevenson ranch now
11/27/17 2:39 pm hi <steverpmail...> Re: [COBOL] Is the Emperor being seen today? ?same area? Thanks
11/27/17 1:43 pm Gonzalez, Mark <mgonzale...> [COBOL] Purple Finch - Prineville
11/27/17 12:44 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Is the Emperor being seen today? ?same area? Thanks
11/27/17 12:23 pm Mark Gonzalez <mgonzale...> [COBOL] Bewick's wren - Prineville
11/27/17 11:06 am Courtney Kelly Jett <ckjannabirds...> [COBOL] Do you have a scope to sell me? Thanks , 2017 Wilderness birding report
11/27/17 10:53 am Russ Namitz <namitzr...> [COBOL] Fwd: eBird Report - Ochoco Reservoir Dam, Nov 27, 2017
11/27/17 9:41 am Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Rosy-finches
11/27/17 12:27 am Ginger Sanders <ginger.sanders...> Re: [COBOL] Pinyon Jays?
11/26/17 8:39 pm M Gonzalez <towhee...> [COBOL] Fwd: Emperor update
11/26/17 7:45 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Plan for Wednesday birding November 29
11/26/17 7:37 pm Russ Namitz <namitzr...> [COBOL] Haystack Res birds
11/26/17 7:30 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Rosy Finches
11/26/17 6:39 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] Emperor Thanks!
11/26/17 4:18 pm Mike Ogle <mogle...> [COBOL] goose
11/26/17 3:52 pm Mark Gonzalez <mgonzale...> [COBOL] Emperor update
11/26/17 3:50 pm Danielle <daniellelordi...> Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No at 3pm
11/26/17 3:32 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No at 3pm
11/26/17 3:17 pm Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Pinyon Jays?
11/26/17 11:49 am Tom Crabtree <tc...> Re: [COBOL] mockingbird update
11/26/17 11:43 am Tom Crabtree <tc...> Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose
11/26/17 8:16 am Steve Kornfeld <sbkornfeld...> [COBOL] Emperor Goose
11/25/17 8:56 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Smith Rock S.P. Gray-crowned Rosie-finches
11/25/17 8:44 pm M Gonzalez <towhee...> [COBOL] Redmond-Tumalo Raptor Survey + mockingbird update + Gray Partridge
11/25/17 8:26 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Wickiup Birds
11/25/17 8:08 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Deschutes Emperor Goose
11/25/17 7:42 pm Craig Miller <gismiller...> [COBOL] Great-tailed Grackles at Summer Lake
11/25/17 4:56 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Silver Lake - Valley Falls Raptor Survey Results
11/25/17 4:42 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] EMPEROR GOOSE, local RBA, south end of Bend
11/25/17 12:37 pm KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...> [COBOL] Ft. Rock Raptor Survey Spotters
11/25/17 8:12 am Bruce and Kelly Hazen <bkhazen...> [COBOL] Sunriver Trumpeter Swan Chuck Fatally Wounded
11/24/17 10:38 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Hatfield Lake
11/24/17 11:20 am Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] Pilot Butte Rosy-finches
11/23/17 8:53 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Swamp Sparrows
11/23/17 3:00 pm Russ Namitz <namitzr...> [COBOL] Grant Co: Brown Thrasher
11/22/17 11:48 am Howard Horvath <horvathhoward...> [COBOL] Wednesday Birding
11/22/17 8:56 am Cindy Brougher Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...> [COBOL] Powell Butte Raptor Route Sunday November 19th
11/21/17 1:51 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Zeiss Spotting Scope for sale
11/20/17 7:20 pm Danny Swarts <photodanny...> [COBOL] Fwd: eBird Report - Tumalo SP, Nov 20, 2017
11/20/17 5:10 pm Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> [COBOL] Black Friday - Silver Lake - Valley Falls Raptor Survey
11/20/17 3:16 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Ochoco Res. Red-throated Loon
11/19/17 9:10 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] CHABGE - Plan for ECAS Wednesday, November 22nd birding
11/19/17 8:29 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Wickiup Reservoir Sunday 11/19/17
11/19/17 5:56 pm Suzanne Staples <marshwren...> [COBOL] Macalpine loop great grey
11/19/17 4:50 pm Don Sutherland <buffbellie...> [COBOL] Tumalo State Park, Mockingbird
11/19/17 4:33 pm Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...> [COBOL] White headed woodpecker
11/19/17 4:27 pm Mike <gardenbug99...> [COBOL] Redmond Sewer Ponds
11/19/17 4:17 pm Steve Kornfeld <sbkornfeld...> [COBOL] Mocker
11/19/17 3:35 pm Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...> [COBOL] great gray
11/19/17 3:32 pm Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...> [COBOL] my email for posting bird sightings
11/19/17 12:13 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Deschutes county, Wickiup Report from Peter Low, BEWICK'S SWAN
11/19/17 10:27 am Chuck Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Red-throated Loon Haystack today
11/18/17 9:09 pm <jmeredit...> [COBOL] Plan for ECAS Wednesday, November 22nd birding
11/18/17 8:14 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] More on the Red-throated Loon on Haystack
11/18/17 6:11 pm Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...> [COBOL] Madras Raptor Route
11/18/17 1:54 pm Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> [COBOL] Red-throated Loon on Haystack Reservoir
11/18/17 11:11 am KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...> [COBOL] Christmas Valley Coyote I mean Raptor Survey
11/17/17 8:56 pm Charles Gates <cgates326...> [COBOL] Crook County WRS Results
11/17/17 8:13 pm PETER LOW <plbirder...> [COBOL] Barred Owl
11/17/17 12:31 pm Damian Fagan <dfagan746...> [COBOL] Elise Wolf presentation at the High Desert Museum
11/17/17 11:17 am Jerry Lear <jjlear...> [COBOL] The Barred Owl is Back
11/17/17 11:05 am PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...> [COBOL] Pelton Overlook
11/17/17 10:40 am Russ Namitz <namitzr...> [COBOL] Newport EURASIAN SKYLARK directions
11/16/17 10:05 pm <jmeredit...> Re: [COBOL] Northern Mockingbird
11/16/17 4:47 pm Jim Moodie <jmoodie...> [COBOL] Mocker found this afternoon at Tumalo State Park
11/16/17 3:20 pm Tom Crabtree <tc...> [COBOL] Northern Mockingbird
 
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Date: 12/16/17 8:19 pm
From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Jefferson County Birds - Say's Phoebe in Culver, Turkey Vulture at Pelton Overlook
Looks like you had a possible Swamp Sparrow in non-normal habitat. Today I
saw a Swamp Sparrow that chose shoreline blackberry brambles* over* a giant
marsh chock full of Song and Lincolns, and apparently they frequent these
blackberries. Different area (Florence), but still. Habitat often doesn't
matter too much for migrant/vagrant sparrows, and Swamp seem even looser
than others. I have seen them in brambles probably more than in tall marsh
grass.

Jacob Mathison
jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography

<http://jacobmathison1.wixsite.com/nature-photography>
"If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a singing bird will
come." ~Chinese Proverb

On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 7:34 PM, Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Just got home from birding a few places around Jefferson county today.
> Started off in Bend looking for yesterday's reported Harris's sparrow in
> Pine Nursery Park - I found one flock of zonotrichids feeding behind the
> storage space west of the ballfields, but no Harris's among them. Lots of
> noisy pygmy nuthatches and a couple calling evening grosbeaks though.
>
> Best bird of the day was a Say's phoebe energetically feeding among the
> rocks and frozen ponds at the Culver sewage ponds. Appears to be only the
> third December central Oregon record on eBird. Here's the checklist:
> https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41131822
>
> I checked out Haystack Reservoir - there were a pair of horned grebes
> feeding along the ice edge, lots of common mergs, hoodies and common
> goldeneyes. Also scoped the new Madras sewage ponds from the road - there
> were a few wigeon, ring-necks and a shoveler among other expected birds and
> gobs of geese.
>
> Last bird stop was the Pelton Wildlife Overlook where I struck out on the
> second potential Harris's. But (literally) hundreds of Barrow's goldeneyes
> gathered at the dam were full of spunk and earnest courtship. A few
> cackling geese mixed in with a thousand or more Canadas, one canvasback and
> an evening arrival trumpeter swan were the other standout waterfowl. Just
> before wrapping a surprise turkey vulture flew low and close overhead,
> toward the dam. Another great winter rarity. Didn't see where it headed to
> roost.
>
> Here's that checklist: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41136514
>
> Closed out the day driving back along the rim watching a spectacular
> sunset.
>
> Good birding,
> Matt Cahil
> Bend
>
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Date: 12/16/17 7:40 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] Say's Phoebe in Culver, Turkey Vulture at Pelton Overlook
Hi all,

I visited a few places around Jefferson county today. Started off in Bend
looking for yesterday's reported Harris's sparrow in Pine Nursery Park - I
found one flock of zonotrichids feeding behind the storage space west of
the ballfields, but no Harris's among them. Lots of noisy pygmy nuthatches
and a couple calling evening grosbeaks though.

Best bird of the day was a Say's phoebe energetically feeding among the
rocks and frozen ponds at the Culver sewage ponds. Appears to be only the
third December central Oregon record on eBird. Here's the checklist:
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41131822

I checked out Haystack Reservoir - there were a pair of horned grebes
feeding along the ice edge, lots of common mergs, hoodies and common
goldeneyes. Also scoped the new Madras sewage ponds from the road - there
were a few wigeon, ring-necks and a shoveler among other expected birds and
gobs of geese.

Last bird stop was the Pelton Wildlife Overlook where I struck out on the
second potential Harris's. But (literally) hundreds of Barrow's goldeneyes
gathered at the dam were full of spunk and earnest courtship. A few
cackling geese mixed in with a thousand or more Canadas, one canvasback and
an evening arrival trumpeter swan were the other standout waterfowl. Just
before wrapping a surprise turkey vulture flew low and close overhead,
toward the dam. Another great winter rarity. Didn't see where it headed to
roost.

Here's that checklist: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41136514

Closed out the day driving back along the rim watching a spectacular sunset.

Good birding,
Matt Cahil
Bend

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Date: 12/16/17 7:35 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] Jefferson County Birds - Say's Phoebe in Culver, Turkey Vulture at Pelton Overlook
Hi all,

Just got home from birding a few places around Jefferson county today.
Started off in Bend looking for yesterday's reported Harris's sparrow in
Pine Nursery Park - I found one flock of zonotrichids feeding behind the
storage space west of the ballfields, but no Harris's among them. Lots of
noisy pygmy nuthatches and a couple calling evening grosbeaks though.

Best bird of the day was a Say's phoebe energetically feeding among the
rocks and frozen ponds at the Culver sewage ponds. Appears to be only the
third December central Oregon record on eBird. Here's the checklist:
https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41131822

I checked out Haystack Reservoir - there were a pair of horned grebes
feeding along the ice edge, lots of common mergs, hoodies and common
goldeneyes. Also scoped the new Madras sewage ponds from the road - there
were a few wigeon, ring-necks and a shoveler among other expected birds and
gobs of geese.

Last bird stop was the Pelton Wildlife Overlook where I struck out on the
second potential Harris's. But (literally) hundreds of Barrow's goldeneyes
gathered at the dam were full of spunk and earnest courtship. A few
cackling geese mixed in with a thousand or more Canadas, one canvasback and
an evening arrival trumpeter swan were the other standout waterfowl. Just
before wrapping a surprise turkey vulture flew low and close overhead,
toward the dam. Another great winter rarity. Didn't see where it headed to
roost.

Here's that checklist: https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41136514

Closed out the day driving back along the rim watching a spectacular sunset.

Good birding,
Matt Cahil
Bend

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Date: 12/16/17 1:08 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Barred Owl in Sunriver
I observed and photographed a Barred Owl today in McCallum park in Sunriver. My first time seeing this species down this way. Also two Brown Creepers paid no attention to me as I watched from from 8 ft away.

There was also a nice Roughy hanging out by the airport. A Sharp-shinned Hawk spoiled the party at the feeders at the Nature Center. I got 22 species in the area this morning. Not bad for a late fall day.

Tom

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Date: 12/16/17 10:40 am
From: Bruce and Kelly Hazen <bkhazen...>
Subject: [COBOL] YES Emperor Goose South of Bend Oregon
At 10:10 AM we observed the Emperor Goose with 2 Greater White Fronted Geese in a flock of about 30 Canada Geese.
Near the picnic tables next to the Mormon Church, corner of Knott Road and Tekampe Rd.
Entire flock took off at 10:18 AM flying east and were not observed in the Stevenson Ranch pastures.
Bruce and Kelly Hazen
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Date: 12/16/17 9:30 am
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] A walk on the Deschtues from Mecca Flats
Pam and I walked five miles round trip from Mecca flats and back on Friday the 15th. Here is what we saw or heard.

Common Raven 13
Canada Goose 26
Common Merganser 8
Common Goldeneye 49
Barrow’s Goldeneye 11
American Robin 65
House Finch 2
White-crowned Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 9
Mallard 9
Pacific Wren 9
Bufflehead 9
T. Solitaire 9
DE Junco 40
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
GB Heron 2
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2
Varied Thrush 3
Northern Flicker 5
Bush Tit 12
Canyon Wren 2
Lesser Scaup 1
Downy Wood pecker 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2 (Very crisp looking birds. Lots of vocalizing)
DC Cormorant 9
American Kestrel 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Black-billed Magpie 1

Chris Scranton
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Date: 12/16/17 9:30 am
From: KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Bend - Alfalfa Raptor Survey
Yesterday, 12/15, I ran the Bend -Alfalfa Raptor survey in 5 h1/2 hours under cloudy skies light winds and temps betwee 33 and 40 degrees. It was the 3rd highest dec. count in 14 years with Red-tail numbers up over average. So far in Tom Lawler's and my routes we had not counted any sub adult Bald Eagles. I saw 3 yesterday in the east Bend areas. I also saw the white Raven at the Bend Landfill. I saw it there once last year.

Survey count:
Red-tailed Hawk 77
American Kestrel 13
Bald Eagle 3 S
Rough-legged Hawk 2
Prairie Falcon 2 Thought one was a peregrine for a while

Total 97

Kim Boddie
Bend
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Date: 12/16/17 9:10 am
From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...>
Subject: [COBOL] Antone CBC on Monday still could use a few more volunteers
Hi all,

The 18th Antone Christmas Bird Count is happening on Monday, December
18th. Right now we're a little thin on volunteers to cover the habitat.
So if you've ever thought about joining one of Oregon's most scenic
CBCs, this is would be a good time!

The count takes place in the Sheep Rock Unit of John Day Fossil Beds
National Monument, and in nearby canyon lands and ranch lands. We often
get good counts of Canyon Wren, Rock Wren, Mountain Quail, Prairie
Falcon, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Northern Shrike, and American Dipper.

The weather forecast is looking good and road conditions are expected to
be OK, so we expect to have good access to the habitat, including some
hiking routes (even a kayak/rafting route along the South Fork John Day
River, for the truly adventurous!).

If you'd like to volunteer, please contact me and I'll send more info on
the plans.

Happy winter birding,
Joel

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Camp Adair area north of Corvallis


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Date: 12/15/17 1:08 pm
From: Wicks, Teresa Olive <Teresa.Wicks...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] COBOL Digest, Vol 721, Issue 2
Hello all!

It has been brought to my attention that I did not post the Sisters CBC announcement on COBOL. This is an oversight that I will remedy (at the last minute).

The 19th Annual Sisters CBC is this weekend! Sunday, December 17th. We will meet at Sisters Coffee Company at 7:00 a.m. If you are interested in participating, please let me know ASAP!

Cheers,

Teresa 'Bird' Wicks
PhD Candidate
Environmental Science
Oregon State University
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1. Christmas Valley Raptor Survey 12/12 (KIM BODDIE)
2. Madras Raptor Route (Kevin Smith)
3. ECAS Wednesday birding, Sisters, Cold Springs CG, 1018 to
Trout Ck Swamp, (<jmeredit...>)
4. Ft. Rock Raptor Survey (Tom Lawler)
5. Are You Staying at Summer Lake Lodge for the CBC? (Tom Lawler)


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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:29:03 -0500 (EST)
From: KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...>
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Yesterday 12/12, Tom Lawler and Clint Mc Auliffe joined me on the Christmas Valley Raptor Survey. We started with the temp at 3 under a dense fog which lasted for the first 2 road segments. The skies soon cleared and the temp. made it up to 31 at the end of the survey. It was a great day for Golden eagles with 19 on the survey and several more in the basin. The survey numbers were above average but except for the Golden Eagles other species didn't stand out. One thing that did stand out was the hoar frost, everything was covered with a thick layer. At one place we watched the frost peel of the power lines in a row. It started peeling off at one end and ran the length of the span. Non of us had ever seen anything like it. Another interesting thing was as we were watching a 150 -200 head of Pronghorn in the distance, the whole herd took off on the run. We also had one of three N. shrikes pose for us on a frosty power line right above us. I am sure Tom and Clint got
great photos. Another note is that with the surveys we have completed this season in the Ft. Rock basin - Summer Lake areas have been adults. We have not seen any sub adults., all the Bald Eagles we The main reason we were out there was to count raptors, so here is what we saw.

Red-tailed Hawk 55
American Kestrel 6
Northern Harrier 6
Bald Eagle 5A
Golden Eagle 19
Rough-legged Hawks 30
Ferruginous Hawk 9
Prairie Falcon 4
Coopers Hawk 1
Unident. Buteo 1

Total 136

Kim Boddie
Bend


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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:00:43 -0800
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
To: COBOL <cobol...>
Subject: [COBOL] Madras Raptor Route
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Kei and I did our Madras RR today just to get it out of the holiday
week. Pretty slim pickens today with 24-28* and light north winds and
high fog but good visibility.

37 Red-tailed Hawks

25 Northern Kestrels

? 5 Northern Harriers

? 1 Bald Eagle (Adult)

? 3 Rough-legged Hawks

? 1 Prairie Falcon

72 Birds Total

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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:05:58 -0800
From: <jmeredit...>
To: Cobol <cobol...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday birding, Sisters, Cold Springs CG,
1018 to Trout Ck Swamp,
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We birded home of Jake Schas, Cold springs Campground, 1018 rd up past
Trout Creek Swamp, and half of the group continued on around to the 15
road instead of coming back down 1018, so hopefully they will add some
birds to the list. We hoped to find woodpeckers in the Milli Wildfire
burn areas but didn't really get to a good spot. Soft or distant tapping
birds in the burns seemed impossible to track down. We were unable to
travel far enough up the 1040 road to get into any good burn habitat.
Birds were scarce except around Sisters and Cold Springs. We had a juvie
White-throated Sparrow in Jake's yard but only 2 of us saw it. Howard
and I stopped at Jake's at the end of the day and had more birds, and
saw the juv WT again. Unable to bird 3 Creeks Reservoir. We were told by
the manager that it is completely frozen. BUT, we got up above the
inversion today and enjoyed sunshine, a toasty 29 degrees and views of
the mountains.

California Quail - Jake's
Bald Eagle, field outside Sisters
Cooper's Hawk, in Sisters
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-headed Woodpecker, 1 Cold Springs CG, between camp sites 17 to 21.
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker, above Trout Creek Swamp, in the 3-toed "area"
Steller's Jay
California Scrub-Jay
Clark's Nutcracker, about 20 in tall pines around Sis Elem school.
American Crow, 4 edge of Sisters
Common Raven
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet, 1 with mixed flock at Cold Springs
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee, Jake's
White-throated Sparrow, 1 juvie, Jake's
Golden-crowned Sparrow, 20+ at and near Jake's
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
House Sparrow
Total number of species seen: 27
Birders today: Bob Sizoo, Mark Neudorfer, Sherrie Pierce, Clay Crofton,
Joel Tinsley, Evan Thomas, Howard Horvath and Judy Meredith. Good
birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>


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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:55:51 -0800
From: "Tom Lawler" <tjlawler...>
To: "COBOL" <cobol...>
Subject: [COBOL] Ft. Rock Raptor Survey
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Today (12/13) I was assisted by Diane Burgess and Tom Penpraze on the Ft.
Rock Raptor Survey. What a huge difference it was weather wise from
yesterday in that same area when I went out on the Christmas Valley survey.
It was a warm 25 at the start with no trace of fog and ended at 50!
Beautiful weather and great birding. Once again not a single sub-adult Bald
Eagle spotted. Numbers were down slightly from last month's survey. But last
month 26 Ferruginous Hawks were sighted! We did not get quite that many this
month. We sighted 147 birds as follows:



Red-tailed: 64

Roughy: 26

Ferruginous: 11

Unident Buteo: 3

Bald Eagle (Adult): 15

Golden Eagle: 10

Harrier: 2

Kestrel: 9

Prairie Falcon: 6

Great Horned: 1



There is still a huge herd of Pronghorn Antelope just south of Silver Lake.
It easily numbers over 250 animals. We also saw 2 Northern Shrikes and well
over 100 Mountain Bluebirds foraging in fields east of Ft. Rock.



Regards,



Tom

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Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:21:59 -0800
From: "Tom Lawler" <tjlawler...>
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Subject: [COBOL] Are You Staying at Summer Lake Lodge for the CBC?
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For those of you going to the Summer Lake CBC and are staying the night
before at the Summer Lake Lodge they would like to know if you are expecting
to have dinner. I don't know why they want to know this but when "we"
checked if dinner was being served on the evening of the 18th they asked
that we let them know if anyone else was planning on having dinner.



So, please let them know if you want some food!



Regards,



Tom

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Date: 12/14/17 4:38 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Birding Today
Today, I had two bird reports to check out.  Bob Authier in Prineville
called and said he had two COMMON REDPOLLS coming to his feeder.  I went
over and staked out the feeders but a Sharp-shinned Hawk foiled my
plan.  He did show me photos of the birds and they definitely are Common
Redpolls.  I'll put those photos on eBird tomorrow.

My second mission was to check out a report of a Harris's Sparrow near
Warm Springs.  This is my nemesis bird for Jefferson County. I have been
unable to find one....ever!  Ken Chamberlain found one along the road to
the Pelton Overlook.  I looked for over an hour and found two good
flocks of Zonotrichia Sparrows but did not find Harris's.

I stopped into the Metolius Sewer Ponds and the water was open and had
two Snow Geese mixed in with a million mallards.

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Mark Twain

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Date: 12/13/17 6:22 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Are You Staying at Summer Lake Lodge for the CBC?
For those of you going to the Summer Lake CBC and are staying the night
before at the Summer Lake Lodge they would like to know if you are expecting
to have dinner. I don't know why they want to know this but when "we"
checked if dinner was being served on the evening of the 18th they asked
that we let them know if anyone else was planning on having dinner.



So, please let them know if you want some food!



Regards,



Tom


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Date: 12/13/17 4:55 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Ft. Rock Raptor Survey
Today (12/13) I was assisted by Diane Burgess and Tom Penpraze on the Ft.
Rock Raptor Survey. What a huge difference it was weather wise from
yesterday in that same area when I went out on the Christmas Valley survey.
It was a warm 25 at the start with no trace of fog and ended at 50!
Beautiful weather and great birding. Once again not a single sub-adult Bald
Eagle spotted. Numbers were down slightly from last month's survey. But last
month 26 Ferruginous Hawks were sighted! We did not get quite that many this
month. We sighted 147 birds as follows:



Red-tailed: 64

Roughy: 26

Ferruginous: 11

Unident Buteo: 3

Bald Eagle (Adult): 15

Golden Eagle: 10

Harrier: 2

Kestrel: 9

Prairie Falcon: 6

Great Horned: 1



There is still a huge herd of Pronghorn Antelope just south of Silver Lake.
It easily numbers over 250 animals. We also saw 2 Northern Shrikes and well
over 100 Mountain Bluebirds foraging in fields east of Ft. Rock.



Regards,



Tom


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Date: 12/13/17 4:06 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday birding, Sisters, Cold Springs CG, 1018 to Trout Ck Swamp,
We birded home of Jake Schas, Cold springs Campground, 1018 rd up past
Trout Creek Swamp, and half of the group continued on around to the 15
road instead of coming back down 1018, so hopefully they will add some
birds to the list. We hoped to find woodpeckers in the Milli Wildfire
burn areas but didn't really get to a good spot. Soft or distant tapping
birds in the burns seemed impossible to track down. We were unable to
travel far enough up the 1040 road to get into any good burn habitat.
Birds were scarce except around Sisters and Cold Springs. We had a juvie
White-throated Sparrow in Jake's yard but only 2 of us saw it. Howard
and I stopped at Jake's at the end of the day and had more birds, and
saw the juv WT again. Unable to bird 3 Creeks Reservoir. We were told by
the manager that it is completely frozen. BUT, we got up above the
inversion today and enjoyed sunshine, a toasty 29 degrees and views of
the mountains.

California Quail - Jake's
Bald Eagle, field outside Sisters
Cooper's Hawk, in Sisters
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-headed Woodpecker, 1 Cold Springs CG, between camp sites 17 to 21.
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker, above Trout Creek Swamp, in the 3-toed "area"
Steller's Jay
California Scrub-Jay
Clark's Nutcracker, about 20 in tall pines around Sis Elem school.
American Crow, 4 edge of Sisters
Common Raven
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet, 1 with mixed flock at Cold Springs
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee, Jake's
White-throated Sparrow, 1 juvie, Jake's
Golden-crowned Sparrow, 20+ at and near Jake's
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
House Sparrow
Total number of species seen: 27
Birders today: Bob Sizoo, Mark Neudorfer, Sherrie Pierce, Clay Crofton,
Joel Tinsley, Evan Thomas, Howard Horvath and Judy Meredith. Good
birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 12/13/17 4:00 pm
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Madras Raptor Route
Kei and I did our Madras RR today just to get it out of the holiday
week. Pretty slim pickens today with 24-28* and light north winds and
high fog but good visibility.

37 Red-tailed Hawks

25 Northern Kestrels

  5 Northern Harriers

  1 Bald Eagle (Adult)

  3 Rough-legged Hawks

  1 Prairie Falcon

72 Birds Total


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Date: 12/13/17 3:29 pm
From: KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Christmas Valley Raptor Survey 12/12
Yesterday 12/12, Tom Lawler and Clint Mc Auliffe joined me on the Christmas Valley Raptor Survey. We started with the temp at 3 under a dense fog which lasted for the first 2 road segments. The skies soon cleared and the temp. made it up to 31 at the end of the survey. It was a great day for Golden eagles with 19 on the survey and several more in the basin. The survey numbers were above average but except for the Golden Eagles other species didn't stand out. One thing that did stand out was the hoar frost, everything was covered with a thick layer. At one place we watched the frost peel of the power lines in a row. It started peeling off at one end and ran the length of the span. Non of us had ever seen anything like it. Another interesting thing was as we were watching a 150 -200 head of Pronghorn in the distance, the whole herd took off on the run. We also had one of three N. shrikes pose for us on a frosty power line right above us. I am sure Tom and Clint got
great photos. Another note is that with the surveys we have completed this season in the Ft. Rock basin - Summer Lake areas have been adults. We have not seen any sub adults., all the Bald Eagles we The main reason we were out there was to count raptors, so here is what we saw.

Red-tailed Hawk 55
American Kestrel 6
Northern Harrier 6
Bald Eagle 5A
Golden Eagle 19
Rough-legged Hawks 30
Ferruginous Hawk 9
Prairie Falcon 4
Coopers Hawk 1
Unident. Buteo 1

Total 136

Kim Boddie
Bend
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Date: 12/12/17 7:39 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] No Emperor Goose south of Bend
Although several people have looked for it, the goose has not been
reported since Saturday. It was last seen in the usual spots around
Knott and Tekampe roads

Near Tumalo State Park, a California Scrub Jay was perched atop the
brush pile
that I thought was the exclusive property of the Northern Mockingbird.
No sign of the Mocker in the area on my quick check if the area.

No one has reported the Awbrey Butte Barred Owl for a long time.

Good birding,
Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 12/12/17 4:57 pm
From: JOHN GERKE <JOHNGERKE...>
Subject: [COBOL] Cloverdale Raptor Route 12-12-2017
Anne and I ran the Cloverdale RR this afternoon and found the following:

34 - Red-tailed Hawks
3 - American Kestrels
2 - Northern Harriers
7 - Bald Eagles (all adults)
1 - Golden Eagle (adult)
1 - Rough-legged Hawk
1 - Prairie Falcon

49 - Total raptors

Great fun, even if our numbers are still low.

John

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Date: 12/12/17 12:34 pm
From: Mike Ogle <mogle...>
Subject: [COBOL] Blue bird
Large flocks of western blue birds are in Sawyer park feeding on the mistle
toe (it must be Christmas)


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Date: 12/11/17 4:42 pm
From: Cindy Brougher Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...>
Subject: [COBOL] Powell Butte Raptor Route
Yesterday (Sunday) the Powell Butte Raptor Route sparkled with hoarfrost. Thanks to the keen eyes and sharp ID skills of Diane Burgess and Sherrie Pierce we had 4 hours of nonstop action. 104 red tailed hawks including some very very dark morphs as well as some with gold highlights, one of which almost fooled us into calling it a golden eagle (Very distant and large). We were in the zone and went the extra distance to view some from different angles. Fun ID discussions. Other raptors: 17 gorgeous kestrels, 5 roughies, 7 adult bald eagles, 2 great-horned owls and one each of prairie falcon and sharp-shinned hawk.
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Date: 12/11/17 10:07 am
From: Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...>
Subject: [COBOL] Vortex eyepiece cover
A Vortex eyepiece cover was found on the ground @ the entrance to Stevenson Ranch yesterday, Sunday @ 1:15pm. Please contact me off Cobol.
M.A. Kruse


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Date: 12/10/17 9:49 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] American goldfinches
Kathleen, they are around in small numbers every winter. Lesser Goldfinch have become more numerous in the last decade. The 1st Street trail is a fairly reliable place to see them.



Tom Crabtree, Bend



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Subject: [COBOL] American goldfinches



I had a pair of American goldfinches in our feeders this morning. Isn’t this kind of late for them to still be here? It is the first winter we have seen them, anyway.

Kathleen


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Date: 12/10/17 9:34 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose?
Hi, I checked the original sites for the Goose today around noon, no luck. Found only about 20 Canadas on Scholes Road. I drove Arnold Market and Gosney Road this afternoon, found Two flocks of Canada Geese of at least 100 birds in each, but no Emperor or Greater White-fronted Geese were with them. Perhaps it found a new Field to graze in the Bend area, so keep a lookout.

Peter Low.
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Date: 12/10/17 9:24 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Prineville Christmas Bird Count Full
All the teams for the Prineville Christmas Bird Count are full. This CBC
has a lot of private land in it so the area is rather restricted.  There
is only room for 7 teams to cover the whole circle.  All those routes
currently have volunteers.  Sorry if you missed us.

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Date: 12/10/17 5:56 pm
From: Tom Kemp <tallfir39...>
Subject: [COBOL] Belted kingfisher
Good to see one back at the whitewater park.

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Date: 12/10/17 4:11 pm
From: KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Christmas Valley Raptor Survey HELP
I am looking for spotting help on the Christmas Valley Raptor Survey on Tues., 12/12.  I will be leaving the Albertsons south parking lot by the Wells Fargo ATM at 6:30 and return to Bend around 4:30.  I usually eat lunch in the Christmas Val. café but bring your own if you   wish. It looks like there should be good numbers of hawks and eagles this month and we may even find a pterodactyl. If you can join me give me a call or return this e-mail

Kim Boddie
541-389-3613 home
541-410-2951 cell
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Date: 12/10/17 1:26 pm
From: Kathleen <ktmartin...>
Subject: [COBOL] American goldfinches
I had a pair of American goldfinches in our feeders this morning. Isn’t this kind of late for them to still be here? It is the first winter we have seen them, anyway.
Kathleen
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Date: 12/10/17 12:28 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Plan for Dec 13 ECAS Wednesday Birding
"Half day" birding, back in Sisters by 1 p.m. We will scout for the
Sisters CBC which is on Sunday, Dec 17th, although it will be a day
early for "count week" birds. Be sure to let Teresa Wicks know if you
intend to do the Sisters CBC. <teresa.wicks...>

Carpooling for Wednesday -
Bend, Nancy P's Bakery, 8 a.m. and go to The Village Greens in Sisters.
Redmond, Starbucks, Nolan Center at 8:15 and go to Village Greens in
Sisters.
Sisters or anyone else, meet at the Village Greens at 8:40.

We may go on up to Suttle lake to warm up if this inversion continues!
Judy
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Date: 12/10/17 8:29 am
From: Susan Tank <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] New yard bird
For the past three mornings we have had at least one GRAY JAY hanging about with the eagle, red-tails,ravens, magpies and Steller’s jays out where we toss meat scraps and near the seed feeder hanging close by.

Sue Tank
10 miles N of Sisters


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Date: 12/9/17 6:28 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No
I was back about 1.5 hours after talking with Chuck Gates and only found those Canada Geese (again). My second strike (by date) looking for that bird.


Tom

> On Dec 9, 2017, at 5:05 PM, Charles Gates <cgates326...> wrote:
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> I looked for the Emperor Goose today around 3:00PM. No sign of any geese in the area. I ran into Tom Lawler. He did find a small flock of geese but no good geese (just the bad ones ;-). Moral of the story - They move around.
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Date: 12/9/17 5:06 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No
I looked for the Emperor Goose today around 3:00PM.  No sign of any
geese in the area.  I ran into Tom Lawler.  He did find a small flock of
geese but no good geese (just the bad ones ;-). Moral of the story -
They move around.

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Date: 12/9/17 4:06 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Northern Mockingbird continues
In the same favorite bush today, toward the river, north of the
cottonwoods. Now there is fruit in a suet cage, wired to a nearby brush
pile.

Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 12/9/17 12:03 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose continues, Bend, Deschutes county
Continues in same general area. Reported this a.m. at corner of Knott Rd
and Tekampe. Seen there yesterday also.
Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 12/9/17 9:45 am
From: Mike <gardenbug99...>
Subject: [COBOL] Madras CBC December 20, 2017
The Madras CBC still needs some birders!

The count is on Wednesday, December 20.

No experience necessary. Its a great opportunity to meet new birders, have a fun day in the field and discover new birding areas. All areas have at least one experienced birder and just need lots of enthusiasm and extra eyes.

Please let me know if you can participate.

Do nothing if you have already notified me.

We particularly need at least one person that can hike 4-5 miles on an even trail along the Deschutes River below Warm Springs. Mary Ann Kruse has already volunteered to do this but need at least one other person in order to do the count.

We will meet at the Black Bear Diner in Madras at 7:00 am for breakfast and team organization.

The carpool from Bend will meet on the north side of Starbucks in the Cascade Village Shopping Center at the north end of Bend at 6:00 am. Please let Judy Meredith know if you plan on carpooling from Bend. <jmeredit...>

Redmond carpool will be from the Starbucks in the Nolan Town Center at 6:15 am. Let me or Sherrie Pierce, <sapierce...> know if you plan on carpooling from Redmond.

Mike Golden
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Date: 12/9/17 7:57 am
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Klamath Marsh Raptor Survey
Tom Penpraze and Diane Burgess assisted me on the Klamath Marsh Raptor
Survey on December 8th. A beautiful day with a high of 48 reached during the
survey. This year's results were far better than the two prior years I have
done this survey. 34 birds counted this time compared to 13 in 2016 and 19
in 2015. The highlight was a very close pass from a Northern Goshawk. It
just vanished into a thick Willow grove so unfortunately we could not get
some looks after it landed.



No Great Gray this time but not for a lack of looking! We are still due one
sighting this survey season! The marsh is pretty frozen but we managed to
spot two Otters along the Williamson River.



If anyone is interested in taking over this route please let me know. This
is the last year I will be doing this survey.



Species counts as follows:



Red-tailed: 14

Rough-legged: 7

Unident Buteo: 4

Baldie (Adult): 1

Harrier: 7

Goshawk: 1



Tom






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Date: 12/8/17 9:42 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Plan for Dec 13 Wednesday Birding ECAS
Please tell me if you do Wednesday birding and have not seen the Emperor
Goose. We will start our birding in the Sisters area on Wednesday unless
the goose is the first stop. That depends on whether anyone on
Wednesdays has not seen it yet.

Plan to come out in a couple of days based on that. Judy,
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Date: 12/8/17 6:43 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor
The goose was reported and photographed today from the Mormon church, on
the lawn near picnic tables, corner of Knott and Tekampe. This is within
the same general area where it has been reported for 2 weeks since Pete
Low first reported the bird. Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 12/8/17 6:29 pm
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Stolen Raptors
I find I must file a complaint:  We did our Culver Raptor Route just a
few days ago and came out lame on the number of raptors in our
territory.  We wondered what had happened as we had seven Prairie
Falcons which tied the record for that route but we were quite short on
Buteos.  Well, I found out why today as I drove into Redmond. David Vick
STOLE some of OUR raptors!  GIVE THEM BACK, David! From the Tiexedera
Ranch to the east as far as 19th Street there must have been one hundred
or more raptors on both sides of the road.  Some of those are OUR birds,
David, I'm just SURE of it! I cry FOUL, or wait should it be BUTEO! 
Yeah, that's it.  BUTEO on you David!


Kevin Smith

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Date: 12/8/17 8:27 am
From: <wolfies.hound...>
Subject: [COBOL] Misc yard sightings
Two days ago, about 3 in the afternoon, my husband spotted a TURKEY VULTURE soaring above our property. First we've ever seen one "out of season" here. About a week ago I spotted a sub-adult GOLDEN EAGLE also soaring over our property. And while I know they nest in the nearby Fremont Canyon, we don't often see them; balds yes, goldens not so much, so that was a treat. Also, there has been a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER working a juniper in the NE corner of the yard. I guess there is no "typically" or "normally" anymore. Used to be if we saw any sapsuckers at all it would be briefly in the fall and most often it was a Williamson's sapsucker, either a male one year or a female another. A couple of years ago we started noticing a red-breasted sapsucker working our maple; this year it was both a red-breasted and red-naped, and Williamson's were briefly seen. Now this malingerer. Also "typically"/"normally " red-breasted nuthatches would appear in our yard briefly in the spring
and again briefly in the fall, never staying around like the white-breasted or pygmy's do. This year they are still here; I hear at least one almost daily. Odd goings on north of Sisters!!

Sue Tank
About 10 miles N of Sisters

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Date: 12/7/17 7:11 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Prineville Say's Phoebe
Bob Authier found a Say's Phoebe at the Crooked River Wetlands this
morning.  This is only the second December record for this species in
Crook County.

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Date: 12/7/17 2:38 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Drake Park Eurasian Wigeon
I took a brief walk in Drake Park at lunch today and found a male Eurasian
Wigeon near the footbridge. It was joined by 15 American Wigeon, 9 Hooded
Mergansers, 3 Common Goldeneye, 1 Bufflehead, 30 or so Mallards and about
250 Canada Geese.



Tom Crabtree, Bend


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Date: 12/7/17 1:18 pm
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Updated "New Sightings"
For those of you who like my bird photographs I have updated my "New
Sightings" on my web site.  You may peruse them at

http://www.kevinsmithnaturephotos.com/New-Sightings/

Enjoy, and pass on this site if you have friends who might also enjoy
some interesting wildlife photos.

Kevin Smith


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Date: 12/6/17 4:21 pm
From: JOHN GERKE <johngerke...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Culver Raptor Route
Good day indeed!

John
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Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:59 PM
To: COBOL
Subject: [COBOL] Culver Raptor Route


Kei and I and Mike Knoke did the Culver Raptor Route today on a clear, blue, COLD (15-34*), wonderful day. Best bird of the day was a Pygmy Owl! YEA! First ever on either of our routes. Mike also was a first co-pilot and did a great job separating out the actual birds from trees and grass clumps. Thanks for coming Mike.

47 Red-tailed Hawks

10 American Kestrels

3 Northern Harriers

4 Rough-legged Hawks

7 Prairie Falcons -SEVEN!!

1 Northern Pygmy Owl-YEA!

72 Total Birds

Kevin & Kei Smith & Mike Knoke

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Date: 12/6/17 3:59 pm
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Culver Raptor Route
Kei and I and Mike Knoke did the Culver Raptor Route today on a clear,
blue, COLD (15-34*), wonderful day.  Best bird of the day was a Pygmy
Owl! YEA! First ever on either of our routes.  Mike also was a first
co-pilot and did a great job separating out the actual birds from trees
and grass clumps.  Thanks for coming Mike.

47 Red-tailed Hawks

10 American Kestrels

  3 Northern Harriers

  4 Rough-legged Hawks

  7 Prairie Falcons -SEVEN!!

  1 Northern Pygmy Owl-YEA!

72 Total Birds

Kevin & Kei Smith & Mike Knoke


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Date: 12/6/17 1:16 pm
From: Steve Kornfeld <sbkornfeld...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose remains.
COBOL

The emperor goose is currently at the Stevenson Ranch along Knot Road. It's in the back field with a large flock of Canada geese.

Steve Kornfeld



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Date: 12/6/17 10:05 am
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] Leucistic Dark-eyed Junco
[cid:<DBC40E59-95CA-4395-BF1F-E055FD921D16...>]This is a bird that was at our feeder area all last winter and recently returned. Amazing how birds have such an affinity for a particular site. We also have a single song sparrow that is likely the same bird as last year. Chris Scranton

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Date: 12/5/17 6:04 pm
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Madras Raptor Route
Kei and I will be doing our Culver Raptor Route tomorrow (cold or not)
and since no one expressed a desire to ride along I will offer the same
for our Madras Raptor Route which will be in the third week of the
month, as usual.  If anyone out there would like ride along to see some
absolutely stunning raptors let me know.

This morning Kei watched as a Sharp-shinned Hawk zoomed in and scattered
our feeder birds.  One hapless Junco bounced off our window 'trampoline'
and fell right into the claws of the Sharpie. Mother Nature is truly
awesome.

Kevin Smith


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Date: 12/5/17 2:37 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Slight change, Plan for birding Wednesday Dec 6, Redmond area
Update, meeting times and places unchanged, as below.

Mike Golden reports that the Redmond ponds are completely frozen. We
will still meet there at the gate but our first birding will be for
raptors around Terrebonne. The 2nd birding spot will still be Dry
Canyon. See below for meeting times etc. Judy

On 12-02-2017 18:58, <jmeredit...> wrote:
> Half day birding. (Changed to Terrebonne ) and walk Dry Canyon. Could
> be a walk of 2 to 3 miles, mostly on trails. If there is still time we
> can go to
> a 3rd location.
>
> Carpooling
> Bend, Nancy P's Bakery 8 a.m. and go to Redmond sewer ponds to meet the
> group.
> Redmond, Starbucks 8:30 and to to Redmond sewer ponds to meet the
> group.
> Sisters, Village Greens 8:15 and go to Redmond sewer Ponds.
> Anyone else, meet at the entrance to Redmond sewer ponds at 8:45.
>
> Forecast is for a sunny day with temp in 40s. Judy Meredith,
> <jmeredit...>
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Date: 12/5/17 10:52 am
From: Mike <gardenbug99...>
Subject: [COBOL] Redmond CBC Owling
Damian Fagan is interested in doing some owing for the Redmond CBC on Jan 3. He would like to have some birders join him in this endeavor.

Damian knows owls and this is a great opportunity to spend some time with him. If you are interested, please let me know and I will get you in touch with him.

Mike Golden
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Date: 12/5/17 8:31 am
From: JOHN GERKE <JOHNGERKE...>
Subject: [COBOL] Anna's Hummingbird still here
We are seeing a female Anna's HB several times a day at our feeders NE of Sisters about 7 miles. It was probably this same bird I first reported several days ago.

Merry Christmas!

John and Anne

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Date: 12/4/17 5:03 pm
From: Gonzalez, Mark <mgonzale...>
Subject: [COBOL] update on Bewick's Wren in Prineville
Greetings COBOLers,

On Thursday, Nov. 30, I returned to Crooked River Park with a camera and
the hope of relocating the Bewick's Wren observed earlier in that week. I
was unsuccessful; however, I met Ron Halverson at the footbridge. He told
me that he observed the wren, not in the storm drain, but in the dogwood
cover along the banks of the Crooked River.

I returned today and was able to relocate the Bewick's Wren in the storm
drain, again from the footbridge. Unfortunately, as I was trying to obtain
a photo, the 15-20 students from the nearby school ran by as part of their
gym class. That was the end of that observation.

Bottom line, I think the bird is staying put, at least for now. Some
patience and luck may be rewarded.

Good birding,

Mark

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Date: 12/4/17 4:19 pm
From: Vernon Threlkeld <threlstein...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor / Sholes
Also, very visible at 1:30 today (4th) on North side of Sholes near the
large pond with green sheds on N. side of said pond, about 1/2 mi. +/- from
Tekampe. It was with its usual partners.
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Date: 12/4/17 4:12 pm
From: Sheran <sheran...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] EMPEROR GOOSE
Apparently the same gaggle of geese (same numbers described by Denise), including the Emperor Goose, was seen at 3:45 this afternoon. They were on Sholes, about .1 miles east of Tekampe.

Sheran Wright

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Subject: Re: [COBOL] EMPEROR GOOSE

The Emperor Goose was still visible this morning around 10:00, in the field on the east side of Tekampe Rd. just south of Knott Rd. It was in the company of 2 GW Geese and a flock of 3-4 dozen Canada Geese.

Denise Fainberg


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4. Madras and Redmond CBCs (Mike)

5. Emperor Goose (Kathleen)



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Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2017 21:41:40 -0800

From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>

To: "'COBOL'" <COBOL...>

Cc: 'OBOL Oregon Birders Online' <obol...>

Subject: [COBOL] Christmas Bird Count

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The 2017 Bend Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 30th.

We meet at Pioneer Park at 7:00am and divide into groups. Everyone is

welcome to attend. If you can only attend half a day we will assign you to

a group that will be back downtown around noon.




If you have been a sector leader in the past, please let me know if you will

be participating this year. Already I have heard from two who will be out

of town. If you would like to be a sector leader, please let me know as

well as we will have areas that need coverage (one was not covered last

year). We have been fortunate so far in that the weather has been moderate.

By this time last year we had below zero temps and snow was starting to pile

up. Who knows what will happen between now and the 30th, but so far so

good.




See you on the 30th,




Tom Crabtree


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From: Damian Fagan <dfagan746...>

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Subject: [COBOL] Emperor goose - yes

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Flock of Canada geese at 60604/60606 Woodside Ranch Road in a field to the east of the road. Emperor goose and a white-fronted goose mixed in. Address is gated road, but there is a pullout just north of the entrance where a water line went in a couple of years ago. Park here and look east toward the white privacy fence. The geese were in the pasture in front of this fence at 8:10 am this morning.



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From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan...>

To: <obol...>, <YamhillBirders...>,

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Subject: [COBOL] Hummingbird news

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Check this out. New research on hummingbirds.




https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/it-took-almost-180-years-to-figure-out-

the-incredible-way-hummingbirds-drink/ar-BBGd1xY?li=BBnb7Kz




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Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:56:14 -0800

From: Mike <gardenbug99...>

To: COBOL birds <cobol...>

Subject: [COBOL] Madras and Redmond CBCs

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Madras CBC, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Redmond CBC Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Now is the time to sign up.


Both the Madras and Redmond CBCs are a function of ECAS Wednesday Birders. As with all Wed. Birders activities they are open to all who wish to participate. We particularly welcome new birders or those from out of the area who wish to meet new birding friends and find new birding spots.


Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to participate in one or both of the counts so Sherrie and I can arrange teams.


If you have already contacted me and I have returned your email, no need to sign up again, I have you on the list.


One special need we have for Madras is for at least two people who wish to hike at least 5 miles. This is a route along the scenic Deschutes River, on a mostly level trail, downstream from Warm Springs about half way to Trout Creek Campground and return. The disclaimer on this route is that it could be cold, windy or even snowing. Last year it was all of these in spades. If this interests you, contact me for more information.


For the Madras count we will meet at the Black Bear Diner in Madras at 7:00 am.

Carpool and Redmond information will be forthcoming as we get closer to count dates.



Mike Golden

541-420-5814


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Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 12:49:46 -0800

From: "Kathleen" <ktmartin...>

To: <COBOL...>

Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose

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The Emperor Goose, at least one White-Fronted and approximately 24 Canada Geese at the Tekampe/Sholes pasture this morning at 9:45 AM. They were towards the house/shed under the irrigation piping.

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Date: 12/4/17 4:01 pm
From: Denise Fainberg <dsfainberg...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] EMPEROR GOOSE
The Emperor Goose was still visible this morning around 10:00, in the field on the east side of Tekampe Rd. just south of Knott Rd.  It was in the company of 2 GW Geese and a flock of 3-4 dozen Canada Geese.
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  4. Madras and Redmond CBCs (Mike)
  5. Emperor Goose (Kathleen)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2017 21:41:40 -0800
From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>
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Subject: [COBOL] Christmas Bird Count
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The 2017 Bend Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 30th.
We meet at Pioneer Park at 7:00am and divide into groups.  Everyone is
welcome to attend.  If you can only attend half a day we will assign you to
a group that will be back downtown around noon. 



If you have been a sector leader in the past, please let me know if you will
be participating this year.  Already I have heard from two who will be out
of town.  If you would like to be a sector leader, please let me know as
well as we will have areas that need coverage (one was not covered last
year).  We have been fortunate so far in that the weather has been moderate.
By this time last year we had below zero temps and snow was starting to pile
up.  Who knows what will happen between now and the 30th, but so far so
good.



See you on the 30th,



Tom Crabtree

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From: Damian Fagan <dfagan746...>
To: "<cobol...>" <cobol...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor goose - yes
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Flock of Canada geese at 60604/60606 Woodside Ranch Road in a field to the east of the road. Emperor goose and a white-fronted goose mixed in. Address is gated road, but there is a pullout just north of the entrance where a water line went in a couple of years ago. Park here and look east toward the white privacy fence. The geese were in the pasture in front of this fence at 8:10 am this morning.


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From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan...>
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Subject: [COBOL] Hummingbird news
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Check this out.  New research on hummingbirds.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/it-took-almost-180-years-to-figure-out-
the-incredible-way-hummingbirds-drink/ar-BBGd1xY?li=BBnb7Kz



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Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:56:14 -0800
From: Mike <gardenbug99...>
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Subject: [COBOL] Madras and Redmond CBCs
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Madras CBC, Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Redmond CBC Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Now is the time to sign up.

Both the Madras and Redmond CBCs are a function of ECAS Wednesday Birders.  As with all Wed. Birders activities they are open to all who wish to participate. We particularly welcome new birders or those from out of the area who wish to meet new birding friends and find new birding spots.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to participate in one or both of the counts so Sherrie and I can arrange teams.

If you have already contacted me and I have returned your email, no need to sign up again, I have you on the list.

One special need we have for Madras is for at least two people who wish to hike at least 5 miles.  This is a route along the scenic Deschutes River, on a mostly level trail, downstream from Warm Springs about half way to Trout Creek  Campground and return. The disclaimer on this route is that it could be cold, windy or even snowing. Last year it was all of these in spades. If this interests you, contact me for more information. 

For the Madras count we will meet at the Black Bear Diner in Madras at 7:00 am.
Carpool and Redmond information will be forthcoming as we get closer to count dates.


Mike Golden
541-420-5814

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Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 12:49:46 -0800
From: "Kathleen" <ktmartin...>
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Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose
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Date: 12/4/17 2:34 pm
From: jake schas <yellowlegs...>
Subject: [COBOL] christmas bird counts.
Mike this is jake. Just letting you know that I am working in Wyoming and won't be able to attend the counts. The Trout Creek section is what I would have asked for.


later jake

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Date: 12/4/17 12:52 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] ECAS Wednesday Birders and CBCs
Tagging onto what Mike posted, the Wednesday Birding schedule for the
upcoming weeks include several Christmas bird counts.

Anyone wanting to participate in a CBC should inform the compilers in
advance. Their work to coordinate requires knowing how many teams will
help so they can assign and divide the sectors ahead of the morning of
the count. If you don't decide til the last minute, do let them know so
they can try to put you with a team.

This website link http://www.orbirds.org/cbc.html shows all the CBCs
in Oregon in date order. Select one and note that the email for the
compiler appears so it is easy to inform them about participation.
Wednesday birder function will be carpooling once it is understood from
the compilers how many vehicles and teams there are.

SO, while I will continue to promote, you need to let the CBC organizers
know if you are helping. Thanks and tell me if you have questions. Judy,
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Date: 12/4/17 12:49 pm
From: Kathleen <ktmartin...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose
The Emperor Goose, at least one White-Fronted and approximately 24 Canada Geese at the Tekampe/Sholes pasture this morning at 9:45 AM. They were towards the house/shed under the irrigation piping.
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Date: 12/4/17 11:56 am
From: Mike <gardenbug99...>
Subject: [COBOL] Madras and Redmond CBCs
Madras CBC, Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Redmond CBC Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Now is the time to sign up.

Both the Madras and Redmond CBCs are a function of ECAS Wednesday Birders. As with all Wed. Birders activities they are open to all who wish to participate. We particularly welcome new birders or those from out of the area who wish to meet new birding friends and find new birding spots.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to participate in one or both of the counts so Sherrie and I can arrange teams.

If you have already contacted me and I have returned your email, no need to sign up again, I have you on the list.

One special need we have for Madras is for at least two people who wish to hike at least 5 miles. This is a route along the scenic Deschutes River, on a mostly level trail, downstream from Warm Springs about half way to Trout Creek Campground and return. The disclaimer on this route is that it could be cold, windy or even snowing. Last year it was all of these in spades. If this interests you, contact me for more information.

For the Madras count we will meet at the Black Bear Diner in Madras at 7:00 am.
Carpool and Redmond information will be forthcoming as we get closer to count dates.


Mike Golden
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Date: 12/4/17 9:13 am
From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hummingbird news
Check this out. New research on hummingbirds.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/it-took-almost-180-years-to-figure-out-
the-incredible-way-hummingbirds-drink/ar-BBGd1xY?li=BBnb7Kz



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Date: 12/4/17 8:12 am
From: Damian Fagan <dfagan746...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor goose - yes
Flock of Canada geese at 60604/60606 Woodside Ranch Road in a field to the east of the road. Emperor goose and a white-fronted goose mixed in. Address is gated road, but there is a pullout just north of the entrance where a water line went in a couple of years ago. Park here and look east toward the white privacy fence. The geese were in the pasture in front of this fence at 8:10 am this morning.


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Date: 12/3/17 9:41 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Christmas Bird Count
The 2017 Bend Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 30th.
We meet at Pioneer Park at 7:00am and divide into groups. Everyone is
welcome to attend. If you can only attend half a day we will assign you to
a group that will be back downtown around noon.



If you have been a sector leader in the past, please let me know if you will
be participating this year. Already I have heard from two who will be out
of town. If you would like to be a sector leader, please let me know as
well as we will have areas that need coverage (one was not covered last
year). We have been fortunate so far in that the weather has been moderate.
By this time last year we had below zero temps and snow was starting to pile
up. Who knows what will happen between now and the 30th, but so far so
good.



See you on the 30th,



Tom Crabtree


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Date: 12/3/17 8:50 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoir
Sorry, I forgot to mention that the Crane Prairie Wickiup post was for Saturday 12/02/17

Peter Low

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Sent: Sunday, December 3, 2017 8:41:44 PM
Subject: [COBOL] Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoir


Hi all, most birds were found at Rock Creek camp Ground Crane Prairie Reservoir this week. At Least 1500 Lesser Scaup present with 3 Greater Scaup found in a closer group. Ring-necked Duck numbered c350 probably many more. Many Ducks too far to identify. About 300 American Wigeon seen along with 150 Ruddy Duck, Hooded Merganser and Common Goldeneye scattered, but Snow prevented counting.
North Wickiup Boat Ramp had 1 Common Loon and 1 Pacific loon, and distant Western Grebe and Ruddy Ducks. At the Dam, the above Pacific Loon was seen, plus 2 Eared Grebe, 6 Common Goldeneye and 10 flyover Wood Duck. One Surf Scoter and Six Tundra Swan were the only birds of note from the South Shore.

A late afternoon visit to Hatfield produced the following:

First Pond

Greater Scaup 1 female
Ring-necked Duck 313
Canvasback 2
Redhead 1
Gadwall 15
Northern Pintail 5
Ruddy Duck 57
Common Goldeneye 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Green-winged Teal 30+
Great Horned Owl 1

Second Pond Highlights

Greater Scaup 1 male, continuing bird with 15 Lesser Scaup.
Virginia Rail 1


Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.


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Date: 12/3/17 8:41 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoir

Hi all, most birds were found at Rock Creek camp Ground Crane Prairie Reservoir this week. At Least 1500 Lesser Scaup present with 3 Greater Scaup found in a closer group. Ring-necked Duck numbered c350 probably many more. Many Ducks too far to identify. About 300 American Wigeon seen along with 150 Ruddy Duck, Hooded Merganser and Common Goldeneye scattered, but Snow prevented counting.
North Wickiup Boat Ramp had 1 Common Loon and 1 Pacific loon, and distant Western Grebe and Ruddy Ducks. At the Dam, the above Pacific Loon was seen, plus 2 Eared Grebe, 6 Common Goldeneye and 10 flyover Wood Duck. One Surf Scoter and Six Tundra Swan were the only birds of note from the South Shore.

A late afternoon visit to Hatfield produced the following:

First Pond

Greater Scaup 1 female
Ring-necked Duck 313
Canvasback 2
Redhead 1
Gadwall 15
Northern Pintail 5
Ruddy Duck 57
Common Goldeneye 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Green-winged Teal 30+
Great Horned Owl 1

Second Pond Highlights

Greater Scaup 1 male, continuing bird with 15 Lesser Scaup.
Virginia Rail 1


Peter Low.
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Date: 12/3/17 2:38 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Emperor
Tony Kutzen saw the bird in the same location described below around
mid-day.


On 12/3/2017 2:12 PM, JOHN & ANNETTE GERARD wrote:
> Spotted the goose at about 1:15 today at the corner of Sholes and Tekampe. At the pond next to the red barn. A flock of about 20 Canada, one Greater White-fronted and the Emperor grazing in the grass between the pond and the house. Yes, Mary, it was there when we were chatting with you, just hidden behind the shed (:
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Date: 12/3/17 2:12 pm
From: JOHN & ANNETTE GERARD <acegerard...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor
Spotted the goose at about 1:15 today at the corner of Sholes and Tekampe. At the pond next to the red barn. A flock of about 20 Canada, one Greater White-fronted and the Emperor grazing in the grass between the pond and the house. Yes, Mary, it was there when we were chatting with you, just hidden behind the shed (:
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Date: 12/3/17 9:21 am
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Fwd: Portland Birder preparing to bird around Bend this Tuesday and Wednesday
A couple from Portland will be in the Bend area looking for a few
species.  They would like to have someone help them locally and maybe
spend some time birding with them.  If you're free and interested, use
the contact info below.



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Subject: Portland Birder preparing to bird around Bend this Tuesday and
Wednesday
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2017 21:30:20 -0800
From: Greg Baker <gregbakersafety...>
To: <jmeredit...>, <cgates326...>



Judy and Chuck,

I catch your birding posts frequently so I thought I would reach out to you.

My wife and I are planning to visit my mother-in-law - Phyllis Bauer -
this week in Bend.

I am free to go birding/photographing this Tuesday and Wednesday from
7:00 to 11:30 am, and would really enjoy and appreciate birding with a
few local birders.

Over the years in winters past I have birded the big pond in Bend, Sun
River, Fort Rock, and the Best Western in Sisters - all during the
winter...So I am looking to bird new places around Bend/Redmond and
check out a feeder or two.)

I hope to photo the Emperor Goose. Gray-crowned Rosey Finches at Powell
Butte would also be a plus. Likewise for feeder Pinyon Jays and Harris
Sparrow.

I can drive...All wheel drive, plus chains if needed.

Are either of you available?

If not, would you please post this message on COBOL?

I will gladly return the favor some day and show folks around Sauvie
Island, Ridgefield NWR, and Nehalem Bay/Tillamook Bay.

I can be reached via email here, at <gregbakersafety...>
<mailto:<gregbakersafety...> or texted/called on my cell at
971.400.2530.

Thank you so much, Greg Baker, Portland, Oregon

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Date: 12/2/17 7:07 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Plan for birding Wednesday Dec 6, Redmond area
Half day birding. Redmond ponds and walk Dry Canyon. Could be a walk of
2 to 3 miles, mostly on trails. If there is still time we can go to a
3rd location.

Carpooling
Bend, Nancy P's Bakery 8 a.m. and go to Redmond sewer ponds to meet the
group.
Redmond, Starbucks 8:30 and to to Redmond sewer ponds to meet the group.
Sisters, Village Greens 8:15 and go to Redmond sewer Ponds.
Anyone else, meet at the entrance to Redmond sewer ponds at 8:45.

Forecast is for a sunny day with temp in 40s. Judy Meredith,
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Date: 12/2/17 4:31 pm
From: JOHN GERKE <JOHNGERKE...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hummer today!
An unknown hummingbird visited one of my feeders a few minutes ago, about 4:15 PM. I was rigging up Christmas lights out on our deck when I suddenly heard the unmistakable sound of hummer wings at a feeder two feet above my head. It fed for about 20 seconds before taking off. I cannot say what specie it was. It seemed small and I thought the wings looked as long as the tail. I could not see any color or markings as the bird was back-lit against a darkening sky. We have had Anna hummers here later than this, and we had one all winter a few years ago, but no other species this late.

We are located about 7 miles NE of Sisters.

What a nice early Christmas gift! And Merry Christmas to you!

John and Anne

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Date: 12/2/17 3:17 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor update
At 1 pm I saw the goose grazing with other geese at Tekampe/Sholes.
Locals from Tekampe were enjoying it also. But a juv Bald Eagle put the
flock up and it flew toward Knott. Looked like they tried to land at the
Stevenson Ranch, but they didn't, as the Eagle continued to pester them.
Jim Weishaupt and I watched them flying around including the Emperor,
for a bit along Knott Rd, but we could not re-locate them grazing
anywhere. An adult Bald Eagle was also hunting at Stevenson Ranch when
I left. I presume the geese are still in the area. As Steve K said a
couple of days ago, "patience is required". Quite a few birders were
looking for it today, including out-of-towners, so please post if you
are successful or not.

Thanks, good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>


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Date: 12/2/17 2:53 pm
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] Trout Creek
Pam and I drove down to Trout Creek today and walked four miles. The bird of the day was a northern pygmy owl. It was sitting in an alder by the river with a ruby-crowned kinglet flitting around scolding it. It was unfazed. today was kind of a slow day for birds, overcast and cool. No chickadees or bushtits were seen at Trout Creek which is unusual for this locale. Chris Scranton

Birds seen:

Mallard
Bufflehead
Barrow’s Goldeneye
American Merganser
DC Cormorant
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk at least twenty seen on Clark Drive
Kestrel 7 on Clark Drive
Eurasian collared dove
Northern Pygmy Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Scrub Jay
Common Raven
BB Magpie
Pacific Wren
Canyon Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Townsend’s Solitaire
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
WC Sparrow
Western Meadowlark
Brewer’s Blackbird

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Date: 12/2/17 2:12 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose still around, 1 hr ago at Sholes/tekampe

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Date: 12/1/17 8:42 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Black Butte Ranch Birds

Hi all, late yesterday afternoon I walked the Nature trail from the Lodge part way, too wet to continue further. Two Snow Geese were in a flock of around 900 Canada Geese. Also, c60 American Wigeon, c40 Green-winged Teal, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Bald Eagle, and 1 Red-tailed Hawk.

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.
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Date: 12/1/17 2:07 pm
From: Elise W <ewolf97...>
Subject: [COBOL] Waterbird Presentation High Desert Museum
Hi All,

Just a friendly reminder. I will be presenting on waterbirds tomorrow at 2
pm at High Desert Museum.

This will be an interesting peek at some unique features of these birds.
The focus is on feathers, bills, and feet. Lots of cool pics, some video.
And of course, Hope, who is now stationary.

Thanks for letting me share with you.

Elise Wolf
Native Bird Care
Sisters, OR
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Date: 12/1/17 1:48 pm
From: Russ Namitz <namitzr...>
Subject: [COBOL] Suttle Lake loons/scoter/gull
There were 3 PACIFIC LOONS, a SURF SCOTER and an ICELAND (Thayer's) GULL on Suttle Lake this afternoon. Most birds were at the west end.

Good birding,
Russ Namitz

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Date: 12/1/17 11:19 am
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Northern Mockingbird continues and a question
Today I saw it again from OB Riley Rd. It was in plain view downstream
from the bridge at Tumalo State Park, sitting on the favorite brush
pile, north of the northern most Cottonwood.

So, a question - any of you who have lived where Northern Mockingbird
is regular, did it ever come to your suet feeder? Do you know of any
use at feeders? Plenty of water there from the river of course. I was
thinking about hanging the suet feeder out on the brushpile. Or if
someone thinks that is a bad idea, please do tell me so! Judy,
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Date: 11/30/17 5:41 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose continues, Bend, Deschutes county
Re: Emperor Goose originally located pm Saturday by Pete Low -

The bird continues to be seen daily, either around the Stevenson Ranch
on Knott Road, or along Tekampe, places between Knott and the end of the
pavement on Tekampe. A photographer reported it early afternoon near
the end of the pavement on Tekampe but I saw it around 2 pm along
Tekampe, closer to Knott, on the east side of Tekampe, very near the
road in a pasture, with 2 Greater White-fronted Geese. Steve Kornfeld
was there showing the birds to someone. There is also one White Front in
the larger flock of Canada Geese that was near the end of Tekampe.

Strategy, if anyone is still seeking the goose, would be to continue
checking those areas, back and forth as at times the birds are in a dip
and out of sight, then in plain sight. All spots are private property
but the roads have wide enough shoulders for birding in all of the spots
the bird has been seen. The Emperor seems to mostly stay with
White-fronts but note that today, a White-front was in the flock
without the Emperor. From what I have heard, all birders have reported
that their interactions with curious homeowners have been positive.
Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 11/29/17 4:39 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Crooked River Park, Ochoco Res, Prineville Sewage Ponds ( old)
Fun today having people new to birding or just new to the group. One new
birder had 27 or more lifers!
Tried to find birds recently highlighted by Russ Namitz and Mark
Gonzalez but were only partially successful. Crooked River Park and
Kid's Fishing Pond were new spots for many of us and good to have Ron
Halvorson there to show us around. Ochoco Res may have had Loons other
than Common but none of us could find them. Northern Shrike hunting the
brush at Mill Creek was very nice, Prairie Falcon hunting by Ochoco Lake
campground was seen by half the birders. Goose flock at NW corner of
Prineville Ponds had 3 species in it, nice. Ducks are mostly beautiful
again, in fresh bright plumage. Next week, Redmond area, half day.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net

Snow Goose, 1 with flock of canadas etc Prineville ponds
Canada Goose
Cackling Goose, 2 with above flock
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail, handful Prineville ponds
Green-Winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye, 2, Golf course, seen from Kid's Fishing Pond
Common Loon, about 8 Ochoco Res, only loon species found
Western Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle, 1 immature, another by another carload
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk, only one seen by a few, en route to Ochoco Res
American Kestrel
Prairie Falcon, 1 near Ochoco lake campground
American Coot
Wilson's Snipe, 1 in ditch near Crooked River Park
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Downy Woodpecker, Kids Fishing Pond area
Northern Flicker
Northern Shrike, in willows south of bridge over Mill Creek
Western Scrub-Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Brown Creeper,1 Ochoco Lake CG
Marsh Wren, several around brushy,wet areas of Crooked River Park
Golden-crowned Kinglet, junipers across from parking at Ochoco dam
overlook
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
Varied Thrush, across from Ochoco Dam overlook
European Starling
Spotted Towhee, Kids Fishing Pond shrubs
Fox Sparrow, Kid's Fishing Pond shrubs
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow, more than 3 at Crooked River Park
Golden-crowned Sparrow, Kid's Fishing Pond
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
House Sparrow
Total number species 47

New people today, Nancy Boever, Nicole Weprin, Joel Tinsley, Ron
Halvorson. Others, Steve Kornfeld, Pam and Chris Scranton, Sue Bertsch,
Sherrie Pierce, Cal Elshoff, Mary Oppenheimer and Howard Horvath, Diane
Burgess, Clay Crofton, Scott Ahlf, Judy Meredith. Next week, walk Dry
Canyon, and check out Redmond sewage ponds, possibly another spot if
time allows. Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>

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Date: 11/29/17 2:43 pm
From: KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Fwd: Sunriver Crescent Raptor Survey
John asked me to post this on COBOL for him

----- Original Message -----

From: "John Kent" <jkent...>
To: "Kim Boddie" <kcboddie...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:49:25 AM
Subject: FW: Sunriver Crescent Raptor Survey



Kim My cobol post bounced back again, would you please post this for me?

John



Sent from Mail for Windows 10




From: John Kent
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:48 PM
To: <cobol...>
Subject: Sunriver Crescent Raptor Survey




I completed the first of the season Sunriver to Crescent Raptor Survey yesterday with very low numbers due to

Route logistics, I should have them all fixed by next month. The weather was mostly sunny with a few showers 39 degrees and slight wind.



Red Tails – 7

Bald Eagles – 2 adult Both on the 2 story nest at Harper Bridge, 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs.

Rough Legged – 1

UNID Buteos – 3

UNID Falcon – 1



John Kent



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Date: 11/29/17 12:08 pm
From: Elise W <ewolf97...>
Subject: [COBOL] anyone have a pied billed submarining pic?
I could use a decent pic of a pied billed that is submarining (has its body
under water, head above).

Anyone willing to share? (educ purpose only!) 96 dpi is fine 10 x 7.5 for
ppt


Thanks!


Elise Wolf
Native Bird Care
Sisters, OR
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Date: 11/29/17 7:39 am
From: JOHN GERKE <johngerke...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] transport likely needed
Good morning, Elise. We can help with returning birds to where they need to go, assuming we can at that time.

John and Anne
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From: <cobol-bounces...> <cobol-bounces...> on behalf of Elise W <ewolf97...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:28 PM
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Subject: [COBOL] transport likely needed

Hi All,

With this winter storm coming in, I am likely to need help with transport for a few grebes, ruddy ducks, or a wayward loon.

If you would not mind giving a waterbird a ride, or if you live/work in Sisters and don't mind carpooling with a bird...let me know.

I don't have any right now, but once the heavy snow starts, we get a few that come down. Grebes, loons, etc have their legs positioned far back on their bodies, so they need to get a running start on water to get into the air. They cannot fly from the ground, they are too heavy (weight allows them to get into the water to fish). Ruddies and coots have duck-like positioning of the legs, but are too heavy to be able to fly from a stand still and also need water.

They come down from disorientation and weather too nasty to travel in. If they mistake a wet road or parking lot as water, they are grounded.

My website has more info on the ones we have already had:

www.nativebirdcare.org<https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nativebirdcare.org&data=02%7C01%<7Cjohngerke...>%7Cc9adf1fda84b4906ad5808d536b7d6bd%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636475085559222530&sdata=joZV%2BJZDktV%2BWX5dmahEQKFvkHLQ4Nb%2BQSeomMaOtZU%3D&reserved=0>

Thanks for the help.

Elise Wolf
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Sisters, OR
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Date: 11/28/17 5:55 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Plan for Wednesday birding November 29
We will still go to Ochoco Res, but will bird first in Prineville, at
Crooked River Park, and try to relocate "good" birds found there by Mark
Gonzalez on Monday, namely, Bewick's Wren and Purple Finch. Then on to
Ochoco Res. So if the meeting places below don't work, meet us at the C
R Park around 9. Dress to be outside for an hour or so, chilly then.
Judy

On 11-26-2017 19:44, <jmeredit...> wrote:
> Schedule says Ochoco Res and Prineville res. We will for sure go to
> Ochoco Reservoir but after that, depending on what the group wants to
> do, we will either stay with the schedule and go to Prineville Res, or
> go to Haystack where waterfowl are interesting now as well. Bring a
> scope if you have one, if not, birders will share. Anticipate staying
> out til early afternoon at least so bring lunch, etc.
>
> Carpooling
> Bend, Nancy P's at 8 am. and go Powell Butte to meet the group.
> Redmond, Starbucks 8:20 and go to Powell Butte to meet the group.
> Sisters, Village Greens at 8 and go to Powell Butte to meet the group.
> Prineville, call me if you want us to meet you on our way through town.
>
> Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>

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Date: 11/28/17 5:26 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose Photos
If you are one of those "crazy" bird photographers who own a lens that
costs more than my car, you may have managed to get some really sweet
photos of the Emperor Goose.  I'll be writing a few field notes articles
and I would really like to use a local photograph.  If you wouldn't mind
letting me use one of your photos, I would be happy to credit you and
pay the standard rate for such photos in the digital world (El-Zippo!). 
I have seen all the facebook and eBird photos so don't send me anything
that has already been published on social media.

--
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Mark Twain

Chuck Gates
541-280-4957
Powell Butte,
Central Oregon
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Date: 11/28/17 3:42 pm
From: <duckjockey...>
Subject: [COBOL] TV
I have one TV that has been hanging out here for about ten or more days. Also a sharpie and a Cooper, occasionally seen harassing the TV. Can’t say for certain they are the same ones all the time, but the TV seems like it, always circling close to the house.
On Deschutes, near Eagle Crest.
Michael
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Date: 11/28/17 3:29 pm
From: Elise W <ewolf97...>
Subject: [COBOL] transport likely needed
Hi All,

With this winter storm coming in, I am likely to need help with transport
for a few grebes, ruddy ducks, or a wayward loon.

If you would not mind giving a waterbird a ride, or if you live/work in
Sisters and don't mind carpooling with a bird...let me know.

I don't have any right now, but once the heavy snow starts, we get a few
that come down. Grebes, loons, etc have their legs positioned far back on
their bodies, so they need to get a running start on water to get into the
air. They cannot fly from the ground, they are too heavy (weight allows
them to get into the water to fish). Ruddies and coots have duck-like
positioning of the legs, but are too heavy to be able to fly from a stand
still and also need water.

They come down from disorientation and weather too nasty to travel in. If
they mistake a wet road or parking lot as water, they are grounded.

My website has more info on the ones we have already had:

www.nativebirdcare.org

Thanks for the help.

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

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Date: 11/28/17 12:22 pm
From: Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor goose
Omit my barnacle goose post. Five birders saw the emperor goose at the stakeout at 11am.

M.A. Kruse
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Date: 11/28/17 11:54 am
From: Mary Ann Kruse <junehog9...>
Subject: [COBOL] Barnacle goose
Seen at 1100 by five birders. The goose was near the barn with Canada geese and 2 white fronts. Kim Boddie has photos.

M.A.Kruse
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Date: 11/28/17 10:52 am
From: JOHN GERKE <JOHNGERKE...>
Subject: [COBOL] Cloverdale RR 11/27/2017
Anne and I ran the route yesterday - a slow start, but better is coming!

Red-tailed Hawks - 19
A. Kestrels - 1
Bald Eagle - 1 Adult
Rough-legged Hawks - 2

Total - 23

Bonus: about 14 wild turkeys along Hwy 126 between Sisters and Camp Polk Road.

John and Anne

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Date: 11/28/17 9:36 am
From: Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...>
Subject: [COBOL] northern shrike NW Bend
While watching a beautiful old buck sleeping in the sun I was surprised with a brief visit from a Northern Shrike in the top of a Ponderosa! Hunting the meadow. Just off Skyline Ranch Road near south entry to Macalpine.
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Date: 11/28/17 9:15 am
From: Jaggs J <jjthephotoguy...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose this MORNING YES
Emporer and g. white fronted companion easily visible from knott road at
stevenson ranvh front pasture as of 9:15am

On Nov 27, 2017 9:54 PM, "Tom Crabtree" <tc...> wrote:

I dropped by the Emperor Goose spot this afternoon hoping for better
pictures than yesterday and wasn’t disappointed. When I arrived at
Stevenson Ranch no geese were in view. I drove around to the Scopes Road
area and didn’t see the birds there. I drove back by the Ranch and got out
of the car just as Don Sutherland arrived. The birds started appearing
past the second fence line – they had been hidden in a low lying area
beyond the fence. A neighbor was pulling out of his drive at this point
and Don secured permission to walk down it to get a better view. The birds
were much closer from there and our presence actually scared off a coyote
that was stalking the geese. We were joined by a five other birders and
the neighbor’s wife who was quite excited to have a rare avian visitor next
door. Pictures may be seen here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40781645



Tom Crabtree, Bend

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Date: 11/27/17 9:54 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose this afternoon
I dropped by the Emperor Goose spot this afternoon hoping for better
pictures than yesterday and wasn't disappointed. When I arrived at
Stevenson Ranch no geese were in view. I drove around to the Scopes Road
area and didn't see the birds there. I drove back by the Ranch and got out
of the car just as Don Sutherland arrived. The birds started appearing past
the second fence line - they had been hidden in a low lying area beyond the
fence. A neighbor was pulling out of his drive at this point and Don
secured permission to walk down it to get a better view. The birds were
much closer from there and our presence actually scared off a coyote that
was stalking the geese. We were joined by a five other birders and the
neighbor's wife who was quite excited to have a rare avian visitor next
door. Pictures may be seen here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40781645



Tom Crabtree, Bend


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Date: 11/27/17 6:33 pm
From: KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Fort Rock Raptor Survey
Tom Lawler and Clay Crofton joined me today for my last Fort Rock Raptor Survey. Tom Lawler is going to take ofer the route in December. we had a great sunny, cool, calm day on the desert counting raptors and others. Our largest couont was Pronghorns with 4 herds of 30+, 150+, 300+ and 60+. We ended up with a raptor count of 154 from 9 species. The most interesting, probably to most people was the 26 Ferruginous Hawks where on lots of routes they never show up. The Rough-legs are back with 22 for the day. We also saw 3 N. Shrikes which are always fun to find and observe.

Here is what we counted:
Red-tailed Hawk 61
American Kestrel 12
Northern harrier 4
Bald Eagle 11A
Golden Eagle 9
Rough-legged Hawk 22
Ferruginous Hawk 26
Prairie Falcon 5
Great-horned Owl 4

TOTAL 154

Kim Boddie
Bend
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Date: 11/27/17 4:54 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose YES Stevenson ranch now
Forgot to mention that there were Pinyon Jays today along Tekampe, in
the big pines not far off Knott Rd. Some were on the ground picking at
cones, some in the trees. Judy

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> Thanks to Mike Ogle and Steve Dyer for info on where to look today.
> The goose was hanging out on Stevenson Ranch property, just west of
> the barn, along the 2nd fence line, in a low spot. It came up and out
> 3 times while I was there. I just heard from Dave Ledder and then Mike
> Golden that it was still in that spot in the past hour+. Some people
> have obtained permission and walked in along the driveway to the ranch
> but one would have to ask for themselves. I watched from parked along
> Knott Road where there is a very wide shoulder suitable for goose
> watching. Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 11/27/17 4:52 pm
From: Bob Sizoo (Ext) <thebobsizoo...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose

Still on Stevenson ranch one pasture to the south of where it was yesterday AM with one White-Fronted Goose and thirty Canada Geese: 4PM Monday.
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Date: 11/27/17 3:36 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose YES Stevenson ranch now
Thanks to Mike Ogle and Steve Dyer for info on where to look today. The
goose was hanging out on Stevenson Ranch property, just west of the
barn, along the 2nd fence line, in a low spot. It came up and out 3
times while I was there. I just heard from Dave Ledder and then Mike
Golden that it was still in that spot in the past hour+. Some people
have obtained permission and walked in along the driveway to the ranch
but one would have to ask for themselves. I watched from parked along
Knott Road where there is a very wide shoulder suitable for goose
watching. Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>

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Date: 11/27/17 2:41 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose YES Stevenson ranch now

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Date: 11/27/17 2:39 pm
From: hi <steverpmail...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Is the Emperor being seen today? ?same area? Thanks
Yes. Turn left on Knott from 15th St, and it was in the field next to Stevenson Ranch on the right side of the road. At 11am.

-Steve Dyer

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Date: 11/27/17 1:43 pm
From: Gonzalez, Mark <mgonzale...>
Subject: [COBOL] Purple Finch - Prineville
Greetings COBOLers,

Soon after finding a Bewick's Wren in Crooked River Park, I found a Purple
Finch in the thicket on the east side of the Kid's Fishing Pond. Other
birds observed during today's walk:

Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
C Goldeneye
California Quail 60 (2 large coveys)
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Belted kingfisher 1
N Flicker 5
CA Scrub-Jay 1
Magpie 5
Raven 3
Robin 1
Townsend's Solitaire 1
Bewicks' Wren 1 (storm drain along north edge of Crooked River Park --
viewed from foot bridge)
Dark-eyed Junco 10
Song Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 15
Golden-crowned Sparrow 5
Spotted Towhee 1
Fox Sparrow 2
House Finch 10
Purple Finch 1 (might have been 2 -- Kids Fishing Pond)
House Sparrow 15

Good birding,

Mark

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Date: 11/27/17 12:44 pm
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Subject: [COBOL] Is the Emperor being seen today? ?same area? Thanks

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Date: 11/27/17 12:23 pm
From: Mark Gonzalez <mgonzale...>
Subject: [COBOL] Bewick's wren - Prineville
Greetings COBOLers

I found a Bewick's Wren at Crooked River Park in Prineville on my
lunch-time walk. First observed from foot bridge over the storm drain
at NW corner of park.

Good birding

Mark

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Date: 11/27/17 11:06 am
From: Courtney Kelly Jett <ckjannabirds...>
Subject: [COBOL] Do you have a scope to sell me? Thanks , 2017 Wilderness birding report
Yes, thank you, Peter.
And, thank you, those several of you this past ~ week kindly letting me share your scopes to see rare waterfowl found by Peter.

On which note:

I am looking into getting my first scope.

Does someone in Central Oregon have a good spotting scope you’re not using and have considered getting rid of, to sell to me?

I missed out on Steve Kornfeld’s gorgeously generous giveaway of his Kowa (incl tripod & case) for $250,

and am looking to pay much less than Tom’s $1400 beautiful light-weight Zeiss (~ 38 oz!)

I am grateful for any other Used offers to consider, if you have one, before I invest in a New scope.

I can get a new-model Vortex Razor HD 22-48x65 (56.8 oz) with Lifetime No-Fault warranty for about half off List Price, so $800 New,

but I would rather find a Used better scope for lower price, (preferably with as good warranty),
than to buy New, if this is possible to find :-)

Please contact me off COBOL soon,
Thank you,
Courtney

Courtney Kelly Jett, Bend Oregon
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P.S. So that I do not get in trouble for posting on COBOL about shopping instead of birding,

Here are some birds, as a Thanks-giving gift if anyone wants it :-)


A Trip Summary of all my properly eBirded individual lists, added together, of my
Central Cascades’ Wilderness birding done summer 2017 :

Unfortunately this doesn’t include any late summer birding, since all our Wildernesses were Closed for forest fires by ~ mid-August ...


(1) June 4, 2017 — Pamelia Lake Trail & South Breitenbush Gorge Trail (Jefferson Wilderness)

(2) June 6, 2017 — Marion Lake Trail (Jefferson Wilderness)

(3) June 23-24, 2017 — Duffy Lake Trail (Jefferson Wilderness)

(4) July 4-6, 2017 — Winopee Lake Trail (Three Sisters Wilderness)

(5) July 21-23, 2017 — Mink Lake Trail (Three Sisters Wilderness)

(6) August 4-7, 2017 — Soda Creek Trail (Three Sisters Wilderness)


51 Canada Goose -- (2),(5),(6)
41 Mallard -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
17 Ring-necked Duck -- (2),(4)
13 Common Merganser -- (4),(5)
7 duck sp. -- (4),(5)
11 Sooty Grouse -- (2),(5),(6)
1 American Bittern -- (5)
25 Turkey Vulture -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
4 Osprey -- (2),(4),(5)
1 Golden Eagle -- (6)
1 Northern Goshawk -- (5)
1 Bald Eagle -- (2)
2 Red-tailed Hawk -- (4),(5),(6)
4 diurnal raptor sp. -- (3),(6)
6 Virginia Rail -- (4),(5)
6 Sandhill Crane -- (5)
26 Spotted Sandpiper -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
1 California Gull -- (5)
1 Northern Pygmy-Owl -- (5)
1 Spotted Owl -- (sensitive species) —
[*male Spotted singing duet with female Barred* (spontaneously, no tape played (or for any birds in Wilderness)]
1 Sparred or Barred Owl --
1 Barred Owl --
1 Northern Saw-whet Owl --
1 owl sp. --
79 Common Nighthawk -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
15 Rufous Hummingbird -- (3),(4),(6)
6 hummingbird sp. -- (4),(5),(6)
1 Red-breasted Sapsucker -- (4)
7 sapsucker sp. -- (4),(5)
14 Hairy Woodpecker -- (1),(2),(4),(5),(6)
2 American Three-toed Woodpecker -- (4),(6)
1 Black-backed Woodpecker -- (4)
1 American Three-toed/Black-backed Woodpecker -- (4)
53 Northern Flicker -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
2 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) -- (6)
4 Pileated Woodpecker -- (2)
16 woodpecker sp. -- (1),(2),(4),(5)
41 Olive-sided Flycatcher -- (3),(4),(5),(6)
7 Western Wood-Pewee -- (3),(5),(6)
1 Willow Flycatcher -- (2)
12 Hammond's Flycatcher -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
2 Dusky Flycatcher -- (4)
5 Hammond's/Dusky Flycatcher -- (1),(4)
19 Empidonax sp. -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(6)
1 flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.) -- (4)
3 Warbling Vireo -- (1)
31 Gray Jay -- (3),(4),(5),(6)
145 Steller's Jay -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
3 jay sp. -- (5),(6)
17 Clark's Nutcracker -- (4),(6)
36 Common Raven -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
78 Tree Swallow -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
26 Tree/Violet-green Swallow -- (3),(5)
16 swallow sp. -- (5),(6)
69 Mountain Chickadee -- (1),(4),(5),(6)
74 Chestnut-backed Chickadee -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
16 chickadee sp. -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
201 Red-breasted Nuthatch -- (1),(2),(3),(5),(6)
4 White-breasted Nuthatch -- (4)
39 Brown Creeper -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
40 Pacific Wren -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
7 American Dipper -- (1),(6)
126 Golden-crowned Kinglet -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
2 Mountain Bluebird -- (6)
3 Townsend's Solitaire -- (3),(4),(6)
31 Swainson's Thrush -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
58 Hermit Thrush -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
116 American Robin -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
15 Varied Thrush -- (1),(2),(3),(5)
5 thrush sp. -- (3),(4),(5),(6)
18 Orange-crowned Warbler -- (3),(6)
3 Nashville Warbler -- (3),(6)
5 MacGillivray's Warbler -- (6)
13 Common Yellowthroat -- (2),(4)
5 Yellow Warbler -- (1),(2),(4)
265 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
71 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) -- (3),(4),(5),(6)
4 Townsend's Warbler -- (5),(6)
30 Hermit Warbler -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(6)
80 Townsend's/Hermit Warbler -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
5 Wilson's Warbler -- (4),(6)
26 warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) [not YRWA] -- (1),(2),(4),(5),(6)
130 Chipping Sparrow -- (1),(3),(6)
382 Dark-eyed Junco -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
147 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
18 Song Sparrow -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
52 Lincoln's Sparrow -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
65 sparrow sp. -- (3),(5),(6)
39 Western Tanager -- (3),(4),(5)
1 Black-headed Grosbeak -- (2)
21 Red-winged Blackbird -- (2),(4)
2 blackbird sp. -- (6)
12 Evening Grosbeak -- (4)
17 Cassin's Finch -- (3),(4),(6)
103 Red Crossbill -- (3),(4),(5),(6)
63 Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) -- (4),(5),(6)
51 Red Crossbill (Western Hemlock or type 3) -- (5),(6)
605 Pine Siskin -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
49 finch sp. -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
532 passerine sp. -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)


( & for comparison, here are species from previous summers 2013-2016 ,
NOT encountered in Wilderness in 2017,
most of which prob because are mid-August-September migrants, and Wilderness Closed those weeks this year :

American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Bufflehead
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Double-created Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Western Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
Band-tailed Pigeon
Vaux’s Swift
Calliope Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Say’s Phoebe
Horned Lark
Violet-green Swallow
Pygmy Nuthatch
Rock Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Brewer’s Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
~ Pine Grosbeak
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
)


PS. re rosy-finches,
Oct. 10, 2014, were flocks of ~ 80 and 100 up at Green Lakes, and also flocks on trails, of Broken Top, in total eBirded ~ 400 unduplicated birds, (after Diane K found large flocks near here),
and
Jan. 23, 2015 I had a flock of ~ 250 at Smith Rock, (after Steve Dougill eBirded a similar number)
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Date: 11/27/17 10:53 am
From: Russ Namitz <namitzr...>
Subject: [COBOL] Fwd: eBird Report - Ochoco Reservoir Dam, Nov 27, 2017
I made a brief stop at Ochoco Reservoir Dam to look for the previously reported RED-THROATED LOON and was able to be find it. There was also a PACIFIC LOON feeding with two COMMON LOONS.

A very late BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was calling from the Pinyon juniper.

Good birding,
Russ Namitz
>
> Ochoco Reservoir Dam, Crook, Oregon, US
> Nov 27, 2017 10:15 AM - 10:27 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 12 species
>
> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 12
> American Wigeon (Mareca americana) 1
> Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 1
> Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 1 Small light gray lion with white face and slightly upturned head posture and short upturned bill.
> Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) 1
> Common Loon (Gavia immer) 2
> Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) 6
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1 Nasal call from Pinyon juniper upslope across road. Small mixed feeding flock of birds at this location. I am very familiar with this species
> Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) 2
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 25
> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40771343
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 11/27/17 9:41 am
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Rosy-finches
Some years ago I counted 96 (exactly) right at the foot bridge at Smith
Rock SP. They would fly to a large rock on the north side of the bridge
and disappear ON the rock.  Then they would fly to the 'pickle-grass'
(??) on the bathroom side of the bridge and eat. They did this for over
a half hour and didn't seem to be disturbed by passing hikers.

Kevin Smith


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Date: 11/27/17 12:27 am
From: Ginger Sanders <ginger.sanders...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Pinyon Jays?
Kevin,
I've seen them (Several hundred) many times over on Reed Lane on the north side right off 97, in the trees in front of the little apartments.
Ginger

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  4. Re: Emperor Goose - No at 3pm (Danielle)
  5. Emperor update (Mark Gonzalez)


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Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2017 11:49:17 -0800
From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>
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Subject: Re: [COBOL] mockingbird update
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Mark,

Your experience with the Mockingbird mirrors mine.  I found it incredibly
wary for that species.  I found it among the downed cottonwoods, north of
the last standing one near the pullout.  When I tried to approach it for
photos it flew quite a distance away.  I spent a half hour chasing it around
and never got within 50 feet of it. 

Nice find on the Gray Partridge!

Tom




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Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2017 15:17:45 -0800
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
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Subject: [COBOL] Pinyon Jays?
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Tom Penpraze reported seeing a large number of Pinyon Jays over 3rd
Street from Powers Rd to Fred Meyer.? If any of you have seen these
birds and have ANY idea where they might roost PLEASE let me know.? It
COULD be quite important.

Thanks,

Kevin Smith

541-350-3895

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From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...>
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Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No at 3pm
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I went back to Stevenson Ranch to see about getting better pictures of the
Emperor Goose and it had flown since the morning.  I searched on Knott,
Tekampe and Sholes Roads. I found a flock on Sholes that was approximately
the same size as the one this morning, but neither the Emperor nor the
White-fronted Geese were there.  I am guessing with all the agricultural
fields in the area that it has a lot of choices in where to feed.  It will
be interesting to see how long it sticks around and what sort of pattern it
establishes.



Tom Crabtree, Bend

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From: Danielle <daniellelordi...>
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Subject: Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No at 3pm
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It?s where Pete saw it just past the dead end sign on Tekampe/Scholes on
the right but farther away.

On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 3:32 PM Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:

> I went back to Stevenson Ranch to see about getting better pictures of the
> Emperor Goose and it had flown since the morning.  I searched on Knott,
> Tekampe and Sholes Roads. I found a flock on Sholes that was approximately
> the same size as the one this morning, but neither the Emperor nor the
> White-fronted Geese were there.  I am guessing with all the agricultural
> fields in the area that it has a lot of choices in where to feed.  It will
> be interesting to see how long it sticks around and what sort of pattern it
> establishes.
>
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>
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Greetings COBOLers

Erik K, Danielle L, Steve W and I found the emperor on Telamon about
300 yes w of the F384 telephone pole  at about 3:30-3:45.

Good birding

Mark

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Date: 11/26/17 8:39 pm
From: M Gonzalez <towhee...>
Subject: [COBOL] Fwd: Emperor update


----- Forwarded Message -----
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To: "Mark Gonzalez" <mgonzale...>
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2017 5:09:40 PM
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Emperor update

Sorry about the auto-corrections. That was supposed to be 'Tekampe' not 'Telamon'. And '300 yards' not '300 yes'.

When it comes to smart phones, I'm simply a far-sighted, dumb operator with calloused thumbs.

And a shout-out to Peter Low for another great find! Wowwee wow wow.

Mark

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Subject: [COBOL] Emperor update

Greetings COBOLers

Erik K, Danielle L, Steve W and I found the emperor on Telamon about
300 yes w of the F384 telephone pole at about 3:30-3:45.

Good birding

Mark

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Date: 11/26/17 7:45 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Plan for Wednesday birding November 29
Schedule says Ochoco Res and Prineville res. We will for sure go to
Ochoco Reservoir but after that, depending on what the group wants to
do, we will either stay with the schedule and go to Prineville Res, or
go to Haystack where waterfowl are interesting now as well. Bring a
scope if you have one, if not, birders will share. Anticipate staying
out til early afternoon at least so bring lunch, etc.

Carpooling
Bend, Nancy P's at 8 am. and go Powell Butte to meet the group.
Redmond, Starbucks 8:20 and go to Powell Butte to meet the group.
Sisters, Village Greens at 8 and go to Powell Butte to meet the group.
Prineville, call me if you want us to meet you on our way through town.

Good birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 11/26/17 7:37 pm
From: Russ Namitz <namitzr...>
Subject: [COBOL] Haystack Res birds
Jefferson County
Haystack Reservoir

One each of Red-throated Loon & Red-breasted Merganser.

Russ Namitz

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Date: 11/26/17 7:30 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Rosy Finches

Hi all, after seeing the Goose again today, I hiked up the Burma Trail at Smith Rock State Park with brother inlaw Mike. It was fun to see a flock of about 90 Gray-crowned Rosy Finches descend over our heads, retracing our steps we found them just above the Trail close to Rocks feeding in Grass and Sage Brush. Shortly the flock came at us very low, would have had to duck if any lower! The Birds were at the hair pin by Green Gate and above, moving off along the ridge on left as you walk up the trail. I don't recall seeing a flock this big in Central Oregon before.

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Bend Oregon.
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Date: 11/26/17 6:39 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Thanks!
Hello all,

It was great fun seeing a life-bird with many of you this morning (Thank
you Peter, for another great find). But it was really great meeting a bunch
of folks I've only known only by a COBOL or eBird name until now - in my
opinion the best part of birding.

That's all, and here's to the next county bird (Elegant trogon?)

Best,
Matt Cahill
Bend

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Date: 11/26/17 4:18 pm
From: Mike Ogle <mogle...>
Subject: [COBOL] goose
I watched a flock of geese moving around the general area and they moved to
Sholes Rd..looked like they have been heavily hunted with lots of diving and
weaving. Assuming this is the flock with the EG, they are really nervous.
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Date: 11/26/17 3:52 pm
From: Mark Gonzalez <mgonzale...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor update
Greetings COBOLers

Erik K, Danielle L, Steve W and I found the emperor on Telamon about
300 yes w of the F384 telephone pole at about 3:30-3:45.

Good birding

Mark

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Date: 11/26/17 3:50 pm
From: Danielle <daniellelordi...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No at 3pm
It’s where Pete saw it just past the dead end sign on Tekampe/Scholes on
the right but farther away.

On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 3:32 PM Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:

> I went back to Stevenson Ranch to see about getting better pictures of the
> Emperor Goose and it had flown since the morning. I searched on Knott,
> Tekampe and Sholes Roads. I found a flock on Sholes that was approximately
> the same size as the one this morning, but neither the Emperor nor the
> White-fronted Geese were there. I am guessing with all the agricultural
> fields in the area that it has a lot of choices in where to feed. It will
> be interesting to see how long it sticks around and what sort of pattern it
> establishes.
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Date: 11/26/17 3:32 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose - No at 3pm
I went back to Stevenson Ranch to see about getting better pictures of the
Emperor Goose and it had flown since the morning. I searched on Knott,
Tekampe and Sholes Roads. I found a flock on Sholes that was approximately
the same size as the one this morning, but neither the Emperor nor the
White-fronted Geese were there. I am guessing with all the agricultural
fields in the area that it has a lot of choices in where to feed. It will
be interesting to see how long it sticks around and what sort of pattern it
establishes.



Tom Crabtree, Bend


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Date: 11/26/17 3:17 pm
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Pinyon Jays?
Tom Penpraze reported seeing a large number of Pinyon Jays over 3rd
Street from Powers Rd to Fred Meyer.  If any of you have seen these
birds and have ANY idea where they might roost PLEASE let me know.  It
COULD be quite important.

Thanks,

Kevin Smith

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Date: 11/26/17 11:49 am
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] mockingbird update
Mark,

Your experience with the Mockingbird mirrors mine. I found it incredibly
wary for that species. I found it among the downed cottonwoods, north of
the last standing one near the pullout. When I tried to approach it for
photos it flew quite a distance away. I spent a half hour chasing it around
and never got within 50 feet of it.

Nice find on the Gray Partridge!

Tom


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Date: 11/26/17 11:43 am
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Emperor Goose
The Emperor Goose found last evening by Peter Low in Bend was cooperating for birders this morning at the Stevenson Ranch site at 21085 Knott Road. The bird was with a large flock of Canada Geese about 100 yards from the road. Two White-fronted Geese were present in the flock as well. Over a dozen birders were there between 9am and 9:30. This is the first Deschutes County record and the third Eastern Oregon record, the two prior being from Malheur NWR in 1939 and one from Hart Mountain (year not mentioned in Birds of Oregon). There are several records from the California side of the Klamath Basin.



A photo of the bird is attached in my Ebird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40750659



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Date: 11/26/17 8:16 am
From: Steve Kornfeld <sbkornfeld...>
Subject: [COBOL] Emperor Goose
Currently in view at 21085 Knott Rd. ( found again by Pete)





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Date: 11/25/17 8:56 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Smith Rock S.P. Gray-crowned Rosie-finches
Click on the checklist below for details.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) (35)
- Reported Nov 25, 2017 12:46 by Carl Underwood
- Terrebonne, OR 97760, Terrebonne US-OR (44.3678,-121.1240), Deschutes, Oregon
- Map:http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.367798,-121.124019&ll=44.367798,-121.124019
- Checklist:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40726241
- Comments: "Flying between cliffs and foraging on the ground. Brown body with a distinct gray grown, black forehead and throat."

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http://www.ecaudubon.org/#!county-checklists/c1s34

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Date: 11/25/17 8:44 pm
From: M Gonzalez <towhee...>
Subject: [COBOL] Redmond-Tumalo Raptor Survey + mockingbird update + Gray Partridge

Greetings COBOLers,

My daughter and I ran the Redmond-Tumalo Raptor Survey Saturday afternoon. Overcast day with flat light, but beautiful day in the field in every respect.

Along the 53-mile route we observed 104 raptors:
81 Red-tailed Hawks
15 A. Kestrels
3 Rough-legged Hawks
3 Prairie Falcon
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Northern Pygmy-Owl (First record on this route)

At the Redmond STP we observed a single Gray Partridge. We were driving the field road along the eastern edge of the first irrigated field at the entrance off Northwest Way. This was NOT a Chukar, which isn't a bad Deschutes County bird either. Both birds have red tail markings, but face and neck patterns and back (back and wings) patterns eliminated Chukar.

This raptor route passes along OB Riley road and past the Northern Mockingbird hangout that many local birders have visited recently, so we walked from the boaters parking area to the cottonwood trees. While photographing a Scrub-Jay the Northern Mockingbird popped up from heavy cover immediately below the scrub-jay and posed in the same bush for a moment before diving back into cover. The bird seemed extremely wary of humans. I'm not sure what reaction others have had with this bird, but I'm not sure it's enjoying all the recent attention. We observed the bird later (after our Pygmy-Owl encounter) from a distance (40-50 yards), but as we walked back toward the parking area it again dove for cover, even though we were a long, long ways away.

After our first encounter with the mockingbird, we noted a flock of agitated Pygmy Nuthatches about 75 yards N of the cottonwoods. We triangulated on the scold calls and found a Northern Pygmy-Owl in a tall Ponderosa Pine.

Good birding,

Mark

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Date: 11/25/17 8:26 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wickiup Birds

Hi all, some Birds still hanging around, most Gulls have gone, not many dabbling Duck seen today either, but many Ducks very distant. Large numbers of Ruddy Ducks and Scaup way out and plenty of Buffleheads.

North Wickiup Boat Ramp

Lesser Scaup 121
Horned Grebe 2
Common Goldeneye 1
Barrow's Goldeneye 1
Red Crossbill 18

The Dam

Pacific Loon 2
Common Loon 10
Red-necked Grebe 3
Western Grebe 29
Horned Grebe 1
Herring Gull 2 adult
Ring-billed Gull 6
Common Goldeneye 8
Common Merganser 3
Lesser Scaup c20
Tundra Swan 5

South Shore

Surf Scoter 6
Pacific Loon 1
Common Loon 16
Horned Grebe 1
Eared Grebe 3
Common Merganser 6

Thats about it I think.

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.
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Date: 11/25/17 8:08 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Deschutes Emperor Goose
Hi all,
Late this afternoon 4.00pm there was a 1st Winter Emperor Goose on Tekampe Road off Knott Road South East bend. The bird accompanied 2 Greater White-fronted Geese in a flock of about 105 Canada Geese.
Tekampe Road is opposite 15th and has a Church on the corner. Drive down this road and park on left just before Sholes Rd, road is wide enough here. The Bird was in field just past the Dead End sign on the right.
The thought crossed my mind it might be some Hybrid but on closer examination it was all Emperor Goose. White head running down back of neck with some Blackish speckling, Blackish front of neck running up to underside of bill.
Body all dark, upper parts had some adult type feathers, Gray with Black subterminal bands, tail was White. Legs still dull Yelllowish, bill, transitioning to adult, pale, Pinkish with dark areas. Body shape, well rounded, typical for this species.
It was almost dark when we left, the flock looked like they were going to fly off to roost, hope they return tomorrow.

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.
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Date: 11/25/17 7:42 pm
From: Craig Miller <gismiller...>
Subject: [COBOL] Great-tailed Grackles at Summer Lake
Hi all,

Marilyn and I stopped by Summer Lake headquarters (Lake County) this
afternoon and saw a male and female Great-tailed Grackle on a utility pole
there. Probably two of the same birds that nested or fledged there this
past summer.

Craig Miller
Bend

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Date: 11/25/17 4:56 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Silver Lake - Valley Falls Raptor Survey Results
I was assisted by Diane Burgess and Tom Penpraze yesterday (11/24) for the
Silver Lake - Valley Falls raptor survey. We had an extremely low count for
whatever reason. I speculate because heavy weather has not hit further north
to drive the birds south. A total of 128 birds. In 2016 we counted 212 (on
11/17) and in 2015 we counted 242 (on 11/20). The truly bizarre count was of
Rough-legged Hawks. Only 3 sighted on the route and all three at the north
end of the route. Last year was 31 and the year before 35. If Common Ravens
could be counted we would have been golden. We sighted, conservatively, 250
Ravens. We also sighted a Great Egret at Summer Lake WMA and 3 Great-tailed
Grackles at the Summer Lake HQ.



Counts for the ones that really count:



Red-tailed 64

Roughy 3

Ferruginous 5

Unident Buteo 1

Golden Eagle 7

Baldies 12

Kestrel 11

Prairie Falcon 7

Harrier 14

Great Horned Owl 4



Regards,



Tom




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Date: 11/25/17 4:42 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] EMPEROR GOOSE, local RBA, south end of Bend
Peter Low just called with a report of an Emperor Goose, from
intersection of Knott and Tekampe, follow Tekampe about a mile to Sholes
to find the goose.

First county record no doubt, first central Oregon record perhaps. Good
birding, Judy, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 11/25/17 12:37 pm
From: KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Ft. Rock Raptor Survey Spotters
I am looking for help on the Ft. Rock Raptor Survey on Mon. 11-27. I will be leaving at 6:30 From Albertsons south parking lot and will return around 4:00 with lunch in Silver Lake. If you are interested in joining me, e-mail me or call me at 541-410-2951.
Thanks
Kim Boddie
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Date: 11/25/17 8:12 am
From: Bruce and Kelly Hazen <bkhazen...>
Subject: [COBOL] Sunriver Trumpeter Swan Chuck Fatally Wounded
From, http://www.ktvz.com/news/sunriver-swan-illegally-shot-fatally-wounded/661929685

The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory said it was deeply saddened to announce Friday that Chuck, an 11 year old male trumpeter swan that has resided on Lake Aspen in Sunriver since 2013, was illegally shot on Thursday and fatally wounded.
Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Sunriver police at 541-593-1014.
Sunriver police expect a reward will be posted for information leading to prosecution of whoever is responsible.
Tips also can be forwarded to the Oregon State Police Tip Line at 1-800-452-7888.

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Date: 11/24/17 10:38 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Hatfield Lake

Walked the Ponds today, highlights were at the Second Pond, see below.

Greater Scaup 1 male hanging out with 2 Lesser Scaup.
Redhead 2
Common Goldeneye 1 male.
Common Merganser 1
Hooded Merganser 3
Eared Grebe 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Dunlin 1
Wilson's Snipe 2

Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.
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Date: 11/24/17 11:20 am
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] Pilot Butte Rosy-finches
Hi all,

Yesterday around 2 o'clock I encountered a flock of 7 rosy-finches on the
south side hiking trail of Pilot Butte. The birds flew south away from the
Butte.

Also, there are large flocks of cedar waxwings in and around Hollinshead
Park.

Matt

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Date: 11/23/17 8:53 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Swamp Sparrows

Hi all, this morning at Ryan Meadow near Dillon Falls there was 2 Swamp Sparrows, both seen and heard calling. Its possible Three birds were involved but not sure that One did not move. Other birds in the area below:

Northern Shrike 1
Green-winged Teal 2
American Wigeon 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Sora 1
Pacific Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglets
Golden-crowned Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow
Evening Grosbeak 2
Pine Siskin 26
Red-tailed Hawk 1

Tumalo State Park

Northern Mockingbird continues west side of River, today it was North of the last large Cotton Wood where Shrubby area becomes predominantly Juniper. This area is down stream from the Bridge.

Happy Thanks Giving
Peter Low.
Bend Oregon.
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Date: 11/23/17 3:00 pm
From: Russ Namitz <namitzr...>
Subject: [COBOL] Grant Co: Brown Thrasher
There was a BROWN THRASHER along SE Hillcrest Rd. Bad photos can be seen in the eBird checklist. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40681825


There was also a long TRUMPETER SWAN hanging out with Canada Geese in the Silvies Valley.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40686070


Good birding,

Russ Namitz

Oregon

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Date: 11/22/17 11:48 am
From: Howard Horvath <horvathhoward...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wednesday Birding
Four birders enjoyed a balmy November day.  We visited Pioneer Park, 1st Street River trail, Awbrey Butte,and Shevlin Park.  We saw the following species: 
Canada GooseMallardCommon GoldeneyeCommon MerganserHooded MerganserCalifornia QuailPied-billed GrebeSharp-shinned HawkRed-tailed HawkAmerican CootBelted KingfisherNorthern FlickerSteller's JayCalifornia Scrub-JayCommon RavenPygmy NuthatchAmerican DipperWestern BluebirdAmerican RobinTownsend SolitaireMountain ChickadeeDark-eyed JuncoSong SparrowRed CrossbillHouse Sparrow
Howard
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Date: 11/22/17 8:56 am
From: Cindy Brougher Zalunardo <cindybirdzalunardo...>
Subject: [COBOL] Powell Butte Raptor Route Sunday November 19th
Very fun raptor route due to Chuck Gates sending around a clipboard at the new Prineville Bird Club meeting for people to sign up to experience a raptor route. So I had a new birder and a stranger, but not for long! Jan Lougher was such a quick study and so excited to see these raptors! We may have missed a few but it was well worth it.

Highlights were close views of textbook ferruginous hawk and rough-legged hawk, a pair of sharp-shinned hawks and a pair of prairie falcons, adult and subadult bald eagles as well as a golden eagle, lots of eye candy kestrels as well as the usual spectrum of red-tailed hawks, from classic to dark (“tomato soup”).

Cindy Z.

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Date: 11/21/17 1:51 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Zeiss Spotting Scope for sale

I am selling a gently used Zeiss Victory T* FL DiaScope 65 Spotting Scope.
It has the 15x-45x eyepiece and the angled body. It comes with a hard case.
The scope is in near mint condition. It has fluoride glass for extra
brilliance in low light conditions. The price new for these is $2500. I am
asking $1400 for this one. Contact me off list if you want more details.




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Date: 11/20/17 7:20 pm
From: Danny Swarts <photodanny...>
Subject: [COBOL] Fwd: eBird Report - Tumalo SP, Nov 20, 2017





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Subject: eBird Report - Tumalo SP, Nov 20, 2017

Tumalo SP, Deschutes, Oregon, US
Nov 20, 2017 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
1 species

Northern Pygmy-Owl 1 Sitting on a low limb in plain sight from the trail along the west side of the river.

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40634395

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



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Date: 11/20/17 5:10 pm
From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...>
Subject: [COBOL] Black Friday - Silver Lake - Valley Falls Raptor Survey
We are going to do this survey on Friday. Anyone not want to participate in the commercial nonsense of Black Friday and get out of town, see beautiful landscape and count raptors? Well, there is a seat available. No experience necessary, just the ability to spot birds. It is an all day event which we leave early and return late afternoon. Carpool is available from Bend. Let me know if you are interested.

Regards,

Tom

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Date: 11/20/17 3:16 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Ochoco Res. Red-throated Loon
I located a Red-throated Loon on Ochoco Reservoir today.  I think this
is a different bird than the one seen last week but it may be the same
bird farther along in the molt process.  The face was significantly
paler and only a patch of dark in the throat. Overall, the bird appeared
paler as well.  Still a small headed loon with up-turned bill and
overall small size.  Ron Halvorson joined me and viewed it as well. 
Distance was about 400 yards through the scope.

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Date: 11/19/17 9:10 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] CHABGE - Plan for ECAS Wednesday, November 22nd birding
OOPS, the sign is up for Riley Ranch but it is under construction so we
cannot go there. Nix that part of the plan.
Diane Kook, who walks the butte several mornings a week, says she only
saw the Gray-crowned Rosy Finches the one day.
So you might want to nix that plan.

Seems that the Barred Owl is still a good place to start and since it is
going to be a nice day, maybe a walk somewhere else, like 1st Street,
Old Mill or go up the 430 road in Skyliner area. Carpooling plan
remains the same.

Have fun,

11-18-2017 21:09, <jmeredit...> wrote:
> Barred Owl was back this week at the site reported a week ago. Birding
> will begin there, including Sylvan Park nearby etc. Ask me for any
> details. It was seen yesterday, Friday, with a live Flicker in talons.
>
> Then walk up Pilot Butte. Gray-crowned Rosy Finches were reported
> there 10 days ago or so but can be there off and on through the
> winter. Some of the Wednesday Birders will want to see Pinyon Jays
> which may be around that area also. And check any waxwing flocks for
> Bohemians.
>
> Lastly, drive to northwest side of Bend, OB Riley Rd, west to Glen
> Vista, and check out Riley Ranch, a new property for public with
> trails, along Tumalo Creek.
> http://www.bendparksandrec.org/current_projects/park-projects/riley-ranch/project-map-2/
>
> Carpooling
> Bend 8 a.m. Nancy P's Bakery, 1054 NW Milwaukee. Wait for the others
> to arrive. Go to neighborhood with the Barred Owl.
> Redmond, 7:15 Starbucks at Nolan Center and go to Nancy P's to meet the
> group.
> Sisters, Village Greens, 7:15 and go to Nancy P's to meet the group.
>
> Let me know if you need the address for the owl. It is being seen
> along Three Sisters Dr NW, up near the top of Awbrey Butte, near the
> water tank. You can tell, I won't be there, but have a great day of
> birding. Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...>
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Date: 11/19/17 8:29 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Wickiup Reservoir Sunday 11/19/17
Hi all,
There was a Bewick's Swan, Eurasian Subspecies of the Tundra Swan today near the South East corner of Reservoir. It was on One of the Two Ponds along the 44 Road where it meets the old Davis Lake Burn. It was part of a flock of 39 Tundra's and 1 Trumpeter Swan. Also, 7 Bonaparte's Gulls present.
The morning started bright, but a cold wind and shimmer over the Water hampered visability somewhat, by the afternoon the wind dropped, the Water became still and visability was excellent.
Most evident today was the lower numbers of Birds as compared to previous weeks, notably Common Loons and Gulls. Scoter numbers also reduced but an adult male Surf Scoter was new.
Highlights Below:

The Dam from Tower

Pacific Loon 4
Common Loon 6
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Common Merganser 4
Red-necked Grebe 3
Surf Scoter 2
Western Grebe c45
Horned Grebe 2

South Shore to Reservoir Camp Ground

White-winged Scoter 2
Surf Scoter 5
Common Loon 2
Horned Grebe 6
Appeared to be a lot less dabbling Ducks, especially American Wigeon, but did see One flock of 145 Northern Shoveler. Still lots of diving Duck but most very distant.

At the Dam Kiosk Ponds was 1 Northern Shrike.

Peter Low
Bend Oregon.
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Date: 11/19/17 5:56 pm
From: Suzanne Staples <marshwren...>
Subject: [COBOL] Macalpine loop great grey
Could you provide more specific directions for where on the loop? This
will be a lifer. Thanks much. Suzanne
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stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on
our souls when we look away." Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Date: 11/19/17 4:50 pm
From: Don Sutherland <buffbellie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Tumalo State Park, Mockingbird
I too stopped by Tumalo State Park hoping to see a NORTHERN PYGMY OWL. I
first saw a small flock of House Finches and when they landed there was a
Northern Pygmy Owl in the middle of them. They didn't stay long and the Owl
flew right along with them down river. I relocated a Pygmy Owl on top of a
juniper about a quarter mile further down river.

For those looking for the NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, Standing on the roadside gives
one a good vantage point to scan everywhere. The bird has Always been seen
downstream from the bridge. There are 2 stands of large cottonwoods still
up along OB Riley road downstream from the bridge. The bird has been seen
in the vegetation between the 2 large cottonwoods. It has favorite perches
and likes the area between the cottonwoods that has lots of piles of brush.
I have seen it several times on a brush pile shaped like a teepee. It has
been seen flying across OB Riley to the west.. It is eating berries, likes
juniper so could be in the juniper trees anywhere. It also likes the Rose
Hips and that puts in down in the bushes where it is harder to see. This
morning when I arrived, I immediately heard its distinctive loud metallic
chip call and found it in a Juniper. It then flew to several of its
favorite perches out in the center where the brush piles are. When I
returned from hiking the trail it was not visible. Patience may be the best
plan if you don't immediately see it.
Here is a link to my ebird post with a complete list and a couple pictures
if you are interested.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40599317

Happy birding, Don Sutherland

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Date: 11/19/17 4:33 pm
From: Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...>
Subject: [COBOL] White headed woodpecker
I have a White-headed woodpecker that comes only to my water bowl but never to the seed or suet. Off Skyliner Ranch Road.

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Date: 11/19/17 4:27 pm
From: Mike <gardenbug99...>
Subject: [COBOL] Redmond Sewer Ponds
Took a quick tour of the ponds this afternoon about 2:30. Nothing unusual though not seeing a Bufflehead might be considered unusual. Windy but a balmy 55 degrees.

Mallard 150
Canvasback 1
Ring-neck Duck 2
L. Scaup 2
Common Goldeneye 3
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Merganser 150
Redtail Hawk 2
American Kestral 1
Prairie Falcon 1
Killdeer 1
Long-Billed Dowitcher 1
Bonapartes Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 3
Robin 15

Susie says we had a Varied Thrush at the house while I was gone.
First of year for us.

Mike Golden
Eagle Crest
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Date: 11/19/17 4:17 pm
From: Steve Kornfeld <sbkornfeld...>
Subject: [COBOL] Mocker
Northern Mockingbird seen by a number of folks through out the day at Tumalo State Park downstream from the bridge. I saw it around 330 in the trees downstream from the last cottonwood. A couple I ran into had a pair of Northern Pygmy Owls yesterday at dusk in the last cottonwood.

Steve Kornfeld

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Date: 11/19/17 3:35 pm
From: Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...>
Subject: [COBOL] great gray
Great gray owl on Macalpine Loop last night at dusk.
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Date: 11/19/17 3:32 pm
From: Jean Vertefeuille-Cutler <aantara...>
Subject: [COBOL] my email for posting bird sightings
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Date: 11/19/17 12:13 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Deschutes county, Wickiup Report from Peter Low, BEWICK'S SWAN
Peter called about what he has found so far today. He is still out there
birding, heading next to Reservoir CG, where one can hopefully, still
drive along the edge of the beach.

BEWICK'S SWAN, with 40 or so Tundra Swans. Location, drive dirt track
down to the lake when you are opposite the Davis burn area. It is like
2 little lakes near the south end of Wickiup, not sure it is technically
Wickiup. Closest I can come to describing it is with coordinates, I
think here 43.644492, -121.710048

He has also found
2 Surf Scoters, 1 of which was an adult male.
4 Pacific Loons
3 Red-necked Grebes
1 Red-breasted Merganser.
Good birding, Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...>


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Date: 11/19/17 10:27 am
From: Chuck Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Red-throated Loon Haystack today

Re-found the Red-throated Loon at Haystack Reservoir this morning. Seen from the handicap boardwalk near the dam. Distant views.
Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 18, 2017, at 8:14 PM, Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> A little more on the RT Loon at Haystack Reservoir. I first saw the bird from the north boat ramp, but over the course of an hour and change it moved throughout the whole reservoir - flying, diving, preening and resting all the while.
>
> Photos are here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40585380
>
> There was a Northern shrike at the south end of the reservoir as well.
>
> Other birds from today - the mockingbird continues near previously reported sites, and there was a Bonaparte's gull, 6 tundra swans, and 5 leasts sandpipers at the Redmond sewage pond this evening. I took a look for the Aubrey Butte barred owl without success, but had a nice sunset all the same.
>
> Best,
> Matt
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Date: 11/18/17 9:09 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: [COBOL] Plan for ECAS Wednesday, November 22nd birding
Barred Owl was back this week at the site reported a week ago. Birding
will begin there, including Sylvan Park nearby etc. Ask me for any
details. It was seen yesterday, Friday, with a live Flicker in talons.

Then walk up Pilot Butte. Gray-crowned Rosy Finches were reported there
10 days ago or so but can be there off and on through the winter. Some
of the Wednesday Birders will want to see Pinyon Jays which may be
around that area also. And check any waxwing flocks for Bohemians.

Lastly, drive to northwest side of Bend, OB Riley Rd, west to Glen
Vista, and check out Riley Ranch, a new property for public with trails,
along Tumalo Creek.
http://www.bendparksandrec.org/current_projects/park-projects/riley-ranch/project-map-2/

Carpooling
Bend 8 a.m. Nancy P's Bakery, 1054 NW Milwaukee. Wait for the others to
arrive. Go to neighborhood with the Barred Owl.
Redmond, 7:15 Starbucks at Nolan Center and go to Nancy P's to meet the
group.
Sisters, Village Greens, 7:15 and go to Nancy P's to meet the group.

Let me know if you need the address for the owl. It is being seen along
Three Sisters Dr NW, up near the top of Awbrey Butte, near the water
tank. You can tell, I won't be there, but have a great day of birding.
Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...>

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Date: 11/18/17 8:14 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] More on the Red-throated Loon on Haystack
Hello all,

A little more on the RT Loon at Haystack Reservoir. I first saw the bird
from the north boat ramp, but over the course of an hour and change it
moved throughout the whole reservoir - flying, diving, preening and resting
all the while.

Photos are here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40585380

There was a Northern shrike at the south end of the reservoir as well.

Other birds from today - the mockingbird continues near previously reported
sites, and there was a Bonaparte's gull, 6 tundra swans, and 5 leasts
sandpipers at the Redmond sewage pond this evening. I took a look for the
Aubrey Butte barred owl without success, but had a nice sunset all the same.

Best,
Matt

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Date: 11/18/17 6:11 pm
From: Kevin Smith <kevinsmithnaturephotos...>
Subject: [COBOL] Madras Raptor Route
We just completed the November Madras Raptor Route with a total of 79
birds.  We had MORE Kestrels 2/3 of the way through the route! This is a
first! WOO-HOO!

40 Red-tailed Hawks

32 American Kestrels

   1 Northern Harrier

   1 Rough-legged Hawk

   2 Prairie Falcons

   3 Great Horned Owls

79 Total Birds

Kevin & Kei Smith




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Date: 11/18/17 1:54 pm
From: Matt Cahill <matt.c.cahill...>
Subject: [COBOL] Red-throated Loon on Haystack Reservoir
Seen from the North Boat Ramp.

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Date: 11/18/17 11:11 am
From: KIM BODDIE <kcboddie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Christmas Valley Coyote I mean Raptor Survey
Yesterday, (Fri.) Don Sutherland joined me on the Christmas Valley Raptor Survey. We-had p. cloudy skies, 5-15 mph winds and temps between31 and 40 degrees.  We counted a total of 82 hawks and eagles and 7 coyotes on the route.  The coyotes were at 6 deferment locations plus we saw 2 more off the route. There were 32 Cacklers at the Xmas Valley pond with way over 100 Canada Geese. We had great close up views of a Ferruginous and a Dark Morph Rough-legged Hawk.
Raptor Count follows:

Red-tailed Hawk 28
American Kestrel 4
Northern Harrier 7
Bald Eagle 1S
Golden Eagle 4
Rough-legged Hawk 21
Ferruginous Hawk 9
Prairie Falcon 5
Unident. Burteo 3

Kim Boddie
Bend
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Date: 11/17/17 8:56 pm
From: Charles Gates <cgates326...>
Subject: [COBOL] Crook County WRS Results
We now have 5 Winter Raptor Surveys in Crook County (Lower Crooked
River, Hwy 27, Paulina, Prineville North, and a brand new survey out Hwy
26/126 east of Prineville).  I have results from 3 of those counts and
I'll list them below.

*Tuesday, November 14*

*Prineville North Route - Chuck Gates and Janice Staats*

    Red-tailed Hawk - 116

    American Kestrel - 6

    Northern Harrier - 3

    Bald Eagle (Adult) - 1

    Bald Eale (Immature) - 1

    Golden Eagle - 0

    Rough-legged Hawk - 3

    Ferruginous Hawk - 6 (All in one plowed field with hundreds of
Pocket Gopher mounds on Grimes Road)

    Prairie Falcon - 2

*O'Neil Valley Route - Dorothy Gates, Nancy MacDonald, Jo Dixon, Sue
Brittain*

   Red-tailed Hawk - 38

    American Kestrel - 4

    Northern Harrier - 2

    Bald Eagle (Adult) - 0

    Bald Eale (Immature) - 1

    Golden Eagle - 0

    Rough-legged Hawk - 1

    Ferruginous Hawk - 1

    Prairie Falcon - 2

*
*

*Friday, November 17*

    Red-tailed Hawk - 15**

    American Kestrel - 4

    Northern Harrier - 5

    Bald Eagle (Adult) - 4

    Bald Eale (Immature) - 3

    Golden Eagle - 5

    Rough-legged Hawk - 3

    Ferruginous Hawk - 1

    Prairie Falcon - 2


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Mark Twain

Chuck Gates
541-280-4957
Powell Butte,
Central Oregon
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Date: 11/17/17 8:13 pm
From: PETER LOW <plbirder...>
Subject: [COBOL] Barred Owl
Hi, the Barred Owl was present this afternoon between previously reported location and the Park at 4.30pm. It was perched in a Tree gripping a Northern Flicker it had just captured.

Peter Low
Bend Oregon.
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Date: 11/17/17 12:31 pm
From: Damian Fagan <dfagan746...>
Subject: [COBOL] Elise Wolf presentation at the High Desert Museum
On Saturday, December 2, Elise Wolf, wildlife rehabilitator at Native Bird Care in Sisters, will share some fascinating facts about the trumpeter swan and other birds in the waterfowl family. What makes them so unique? Come and find out about their anatomy, behavior, and conservation.

2:00 pm, Birds of Prey Pavilion
Free, with Museum admission

For additional information, contact the Museum at 541-382-4754 ext. 241.


Damian Fagan


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Date: 11/17/17 11:17 am
From: Jerry Lear <jjlear...>
Subject: [COBOL] The Barred Owl is Back

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Date: 11/17/17 11:05 am
From: PAM CHRIS <pcscranton...>
Subject: [COBOL] Pelton Overlook
Pam and I went to the Pelton Overlook this morning. Here is what we saw.

Pied-billed grebe 1
Horned grebe 2
Mallard 10
Northern Pintail 2
American Wigeon dozens
Gadwall dozens
Green-winged Teal 50-100
Ring-necked duck 2
Lesser Scaup several dozen
Barrow’s Goldeneye 100 or more
Common Goldeneye 10
Hooded Merganser 6
Bufflehead 100 or more
Ruddy Duck 10
Double Crested Cormorant 60
Bonaparte’s Gull 1
Bald Eagle 1
Redtail Hawk 1
American Kestrel 1
Black-billed Magpie 1
Scrub Jay 1
Townsend’s Solitaire 1
American Robin 2
Northern Flicker 1
Starling 10
White-crowned sparrow several dozen
Golden-crowned sparrow 1
Song sparrow 1
English House Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco 10

Also at our feeders

an 80% white (leucistic) dark-eyed junco. This same bird was here last year and stayed until spring. Also 5 spotted towhees.
a dozen pine sisken at our thistle feeder. One yellow-rumped warbler has been hanging around the yard for several weeks. Also the regulars Scrub Jay, house sparrow, california quail, house finch, flicker, white-crowned sparrow, colored dove.

Chris Scranton
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Date: 11/17/17 10:40 am
From: Russ Namitz <namitzr...>
Subject: [COBOL] Newport EURASIAN SKYLARK directions
From the end of the road at the south jetty in Newport, park and walk out the jetty to the foredune and turn left (south) and walk through the grass on the east side of the foredune. Bird was first detected here last night (44.612450, -124.070156). It flushed several times. Photos were obtained here (44.611459, -124.069673) along the sandy beach access path.


I first saw the bird around dusk last night and as it flew away, naked-eye it looked like a Horned Lark, but bulkier like a Lark Bunting. When I later saw it on the ground, I snapped a few photos right away before looking through my binoculars. Weird...face was almost remniscent of a Lapland Longspur. I passed it off (incorrectly) as a juvenile Horned Lark until I could study photos, but well, I just kind of dropped the ball. Luckily Adrian Hinkle quickly saw and questioned the media and we were able to get the word out. Credit goes to Adrian.


The bird called several times and it was somewhat similar to a Savannah Sparrow call note for those looking and familiar.


Good luck,

Russ Namitz

Oregon

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Date: 11/16/17 10:05 pm
From: <jmeredit...>
Subject: Re: [COBOL] Northern Mockingbird
The Mockingbird, tips. Just what I know from Wednesday.

Always downstream from the bridge. There are 2 stands of large
cottonwoods
still up along OB Riley road downstream from the bridge. The bird
has been seen in the vegetation between the 2 large cottonwoods, but
often closer to the river, also north of the northern cottonwood, flying
across OB Riley to the west, etc. Birders have seen it seeming to eat
red berries, rose hips, and juniper berries. On Wednesday it was seen in
all of the above places, close to the river, close to OB Riley on both
sides, very active in a large area. We last saw it next to the river low
in a juniper. We also noted that it perched on some dead sticks in a
pile,
logs under the cottonwood etc.

I put out a suet cage, but not knowing if it might supplement with suet.
The
suet cage is tied to a low branch on the farther downstream cottonwood.
One can park just beyond that last Cottonwood, or up at the curve where
people who go fishing tend to park. ALL spots are downstream from the
bridge. Standing on the roadside gives one a good vantage point to scan
everywhere. Good luck. Judy, <jmeredit...>

On 11-16-2017 15:20, Tom Crabtree wrote:

> Would those who have seen the "Tumalo State Park" Northern Mockingbird
> in the last two weeks please report where you are seeing it? The park
> covers a lot of area and habitat. Specifics will be helpful as to
> whether it is upstream of the bridge, downstream of the bridge, which
> side of the river it is on and how far from the river. The park
> extends for about a mile downstream of the bridge and over half a mile
> upstream. This bird could potentially winter in our area and given its
> rarity I'm sure a number of people would like to know where
> specifically to look for it.
>
> Tom Crabtree, Bend
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Date: 11/16/17 4:47 pm
From: Jim Moodie <jmoodie...>
Subject: [COBOL] Mocker found this afternoon at Tumalo State Park
COBOLanders,

I was able to track down the Northern Mockingbird this afternoon around 3 PM. The bird was in a small deciduous tree about 50 meters north of the large dead cottonwood with the suet cage hanging on it. I walked the trail from the parking area (signed with no overnight camping), which is north of the bridge about 1/4 mile. There is a live cottonwood here. The trail is along the road. After it passes the large dead cottonwood, you can veer to the right towards the river (NE). As I was walking along this trail, I spied the mocker sitting just above eye level in the small deciduous tree. Only able to snap one photo (see link below; much of the bird is blocked by twigs, but I think there is enough to ID the bird) before it disappeared.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40544047

Brings back my time in Norman, OK working on my PhD, when I could see them nearly every day on campus and in my yard.

Cheers,
Jim

Dr. Jim Moodie
Science Dept
COCC
Bend, OR 97701
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Date: 11/16/17 3:20 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [COBOL] Northern Mockingbird
Would those who have seen the "Tumalo State Park" Northern Mockingbird in
the last two weeks please report where you are seeing it? The park covers a
lot of area and habitat. Specifics will be helpful as to whether it is
upstream of the bridge, downstream of the bridge, which side of the river it
is on and how far from the river. The park extends for about a mile
downstream of the bridge and over half a mile upstream. This bird could
potentially winter in our area and given its rarity I'm sure a number of
people would like to know where specifically to look for it.



Tom Crabtree, Bend


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