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15 Apr Cape Meares Osprey ["tweelinckx" ]
15 Apr Re: Coos/Curry of late [DJ Lauten and KACastelein ]
16 Apr Eugene/Santa Clara Calliope ["woodenapple AT juno.com" ]
15 Apr Coos/Curry of late [Tim Rodenkirk ]
15 Apr Fernhill Wetlands White Pelicans [Steve Nord ]
15 Apr April 14 posts [Bobbett Pierce ]
15 Apr Astoria white pelicans [April Lauman ]
15 Apr el Nino and you [Mike Patterson ]
15 Apr Lane Coast Sightings 11-13 Apr 2014 ["Diane Pettey" ]
15 Apr JoCo Calliope Hummer ["Dennis Vroman" ]
15 Apr geese in eclipse ["grantandstacy17 ." ]
15 Apr [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Treesa Hertzel ]
14 Apr VG Swallows, Columbia County [Darrel Whipple ]
14 Apr FOS Orange Crowned Warbler calling territory at Camassia natural area [Jack Williamson ]
14 Apr North Portland Yellow-headed Blackbird, Redhead [Andy Frank ]
14 Apr trip to John Scharff Festival in Burns ["Paul Sullivan" ]
14 Apr trip to John Scharff Festival in Burns ["Paul Sullivan" ]
14 Apr Salem Horned Larks, Pipits []
14 Apr western bluebirds [Stephanie Hazen ]
14 Apr Goshawk, Washington County [Lars Per Norgren ]
14 Apr Violet-green nestbox inspection [Floyd Schrock ]
14 Apr Boiler Bay ["Phil Pickering" ]
14 Apr Re: Coos/Curry Birds of Late [Alan Contreras ]
14 Apr Coos/Curry Birds of Late [Tim Rodenkirk ]
14 Apr False-alarm Thrush and other yard birds [Brandon Green ]
14 Apr Yamhill Co early birds ["Pamela Johnston" ]
14 Apr Cinnamon Teal at Tenmile Lake (Coos Cty_ [Alan BROCKWAY ]
14 Apr [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Treesa Hertzel ]
13 Apr Finley NWR this afternoon [Ben Wishnek ]
13 Apr Skinner Butte, Eugene 4/13/2013 [Dan Heyerly ]
14 Apr Portland Audubon Sooty Grouse search trip today [Stefan Schlick ]
13 Apr ECAS Field trip Bend to Harney County, the Burns/Hines incl Foley Dr, Greenhouse Ln, etc. ["judy" ]
13 Apr Yaquina Head Birds ["Wayne Hoffman" ]
13 Apr G Eagles RTHawk [Laura Mountainspring ]
13 Apr Re: new bird for Or :-) ["Maria Michalczyk" ]
13 Apr new bird for Or :-) ["ron and Polly Maertz" ]
13 Apr Gulls Hawking Insects over Newport Today [Range Bayer ]
13 Apr Salem Audubon Field Trip at Ankeny NWR -- Chipping Sparrow [Tim Johnson ]
13 Apr MORE from the Moderators [DJ Lauten and KACastelein ]
13 Apr Eugene Common Teal [Alan Contreras ]
13 Apr Tualatin River NWR field trip [Max Smith ]
13 Apr Fern Ridge and Finley birds yesterday (repost due to Yahoo problems) [Hendrik Herlyn ]
13 Apr Spanish Head 4/13 ["Phil Pickering" ]
13 Apr Re: IMPORTANT WORD from the Moderators, please do not ignore! ["Tom Crabtree" ]
13 Apr Fw: Strycker Book ["Patrick Gallagher" ]
13 Apr Coos PRAIRIE FALCON [DJ Lauten and KACastelein ]
13 Apr IMPORTANT WORD from the Moderators, please do not ignore! [DJ Lauten and KACastelein ]
13 Apr Harris Sparrow Cantrell Rd Lane County [Sally Hill ]
13 Apr Black Phoebe Nest near Toledo [Range Bayer ]
13 Apr Lewis's Woodpecker near Crabtree, Linn County ["Jeff Harding" ]
13 Apr Assertive Bushtit [Brandon Green ]
13 Apr Reports on Sunday birding please. [David Lantz ]
13 Apr Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest. [David Irons ]
13 Apr Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest. [Marlowe Kissinger ]
13 Apr Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest. [Lars Per Norgren ]
13 Apr Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest. [Harry Fuller ]
13 Apr Canada Goose in osprey nest. [David Lantz ]
13 Apr Eugene Birders Night (SWOC) meets April 14 with Birds of Australia Presentation [Ellen Cantor ]
13 Apr [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Treesa Hertzel ]
13 Apr Vaux's Swifts at Agate Hall in Eugene [Barbara Combs ]
12 Apr Fern Ridge Fisher Unit [John Sullivan ]
12 Apr Fern Ridge and Finley birds [Hendrik Herlyn ]
12 Apr Forest Birds - Nest Building Male Pacific Wren [Jack Williamson ]
12 Apr Marsh Sandpiper update - Cal [Alan Contreras ]
12 Apr Sandhill Crane - Cape Blanco [Alan Contreras ]
12 Apr First-of-Year Birds [Thomas Meinzen ]
12 Apr Ankeny Western Kingbird - Marion County ["Jeff Harding" ]
12 Apr Saturday, May 10 - Lane County North American Migration Count []
12 Apr Townsend's Solitaire north of Cochran (Tillamook Co) [Stefan Schlick ]
12 Apr Oaks Bottom Greater Yellowlegs [Linda Leavens ]
12 Apr Re: [birding] Benton Co House wren ["bob altman" ]
12 Apr Benton Co House wren ["Karan Fairchild" ]
12 Apr Lower Table Rock report [Ellen Cantor ]
12 Apr [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert [Treesa Hertzel ]
12 Apr Re: Jackson Co Baird's Sandpiper [Tim Rodenkirk ]
11 Apr Re: Jackson Co Baird's Sandpiper [Russ Namitz ]

Subject: Cape Meares Osprey
From: "tweelinckx" <mtweel AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:23:12 -0700
We have the Ospreys building their nest on the same tree as last year. Hope 
they have better success this time. The bare tree is very tall and quite 
visible from the road. 

Also violet-green swallows are in and out of the nest box that is attached to 
our house. 

Marg Tweelinckx Cape Meares

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Subject: Re: Coos/Curry of late
From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage AT frontier.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:29:11 -0700
We had one or two crossbills at Floras Lake  also, I believe on  
Saturday morning the 12th.

Cheers
Dave Lauten


On 4/15/2014 7:07 PM, Tim Rodenkirk wrote:
> This yahoo problem thing really s$%?! but we'll see how it goes. I 
> blame that for any mis-typings on my end : )
>
> Joe Metzler reports 20 (!) Bald Eagles at the mouth of Tenmile Creek, 
> Coos on 4/14.
>
> Terry Wahl reported tens and hundreds of ALEUTIAN CACKLING GEESE 
> coming over the ranch in flocks all day yesterday (4/14). This is a 
> very cool south coast phenomena.  They hang around for a few weeks in 
> the pastureland here then head in number up to the Aleutians (with 
> many additional birds headed north that stage near Crescent City).  I 
> think Roy Lowe knows more about what is happening with them recently, 
> but it is always cool to see thousands of Cacklers in the area in 
> March and April. Terry also reported his first Wilson's Warbler and 
> mentioned that 4 or 5 days ago he had a LONG-BILLED CURLEW (still a 
> county bird for me in Curry!).
>
> Today at New River in Coos I had the first flock of RED CROSSBILLS (5) 
> since last fall. I work in the Coast Range all winter and get around 
> the county a lot, but I only saw a single crossbill all winter in the 
> Coast Range, perhaps the lowest count I can remember. Purple Martins 
> are back in number, heard them at New River and in Eastside, Coos Bay.
>
> Merry migration!
> Tim R
> Coos Bay



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Subject: Eugene/Santa Clara Calliope
From: "woodenapple AT juno.com" <woodenapple@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:16:54 GMT
At 6:30 this evening, we had a brief visit from a male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD in 
our Eugene/Santa Clara-area backyard. This is the typical timeframe for 
Calliopes in this area. We'll see how he fits into the hummingbird mix if he 
stays around. 


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Subject: Coos/Curry of late
From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:07:17 -0700
This yahoo problem thing really s$%?! but we'll see how it goes. I blame
that for any mis-typings on my end : )

Joe Metzler reports 20 (!) Bald Eagles at the mouth of Tenmile Creek, Coos
on 4/14.

Terry Wahl reported tens and hundreds of ALEUTIAN CACKLING GEESE coming
over the ranch in flocks all day yesterday (4/14). This is a very cool
south coast phenomena.  They hang around for a few weeks in the pastureland
here then head in number up to the Aleutians (with many additional birds
headed north that stage near Crescent City).  I think Roy Lowe knows more
about what is happening with them recently, but it is always cool to see
thousands of Cacklers in the area in March and April. Terry also reported
his first Wilson's Warbler and mentioned that 4 or 5 days ago he had a
LONG-BILLED CURLEW (still a county bird for me in Curry!).

Today at New River in Coos I had the first flock of RED CROSSBILLS (5)
since last fall. I work in the Coast Range all winter and get around the
county a lot, but I only saw a single crossbill all winter in the Coast
Range, perhaps the lowest count I can remember. Purple Martins are back in
number, heard them at New River and in Eastside, Coos Bay.

Merry migration!
Tim R
Coos Bay
Subject: Fernhill Wetlands White Pelicans
From: Steve Nord <stevernord AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:44:01 -0700
OBOL;

This morning there were 2 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS at Fernhill Wetlands.
They were on the main pond.

There was also a heavier movement of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. Both races
were present, "Audubon's" seemed more abundant. Found 2 "Myrtle-Audubon's"
intergrades also.

Good Birding
Steve Nord
Beaverton, OR
Subject: April 14 posts
From: Bobbett Pierce <ensatina3 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:37:34 -0400
Is it just my computer, or is the April 14 OBOL digest, V3 #125, off by a year 
for other obolers as well? All the posts are from April 2013 instead of April 
2014. I only noticed because I started reading a post from myself that I didn't 
recall sending, with birds I haven't seen recently! 

For April 14, 2014: waves of SANDHILL CRANES have continued north the past few 
days, in flocks of 20-65. I am close enough to the Columbia River lowlands that 
I can see them from my yard, spiraling up. Some fly over already high overhead, 
from the south. Yesterday I put out another batch of clean crushed eggshells, 
and 15 or so BANDTAILS cleaned it up in no time. Juncos disappearing, 
golden-crowns looking handsome, and more bright American goldfinches arriving 
daily. Evening grosbeaks up to around 20 now. At Scappoose Bay Marina, a pair 
of PILIATED WOODPECKERS apparently are nesting there. Very active and vocal 
along the trail. 

Along a few local woodland creeks: corydalis in full bloom.
Lona Pierce, Columbia County 		 	   		  
Subject: Astoria white pelicans
From: April Lauman <amo_cowboy AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:18:25 -0700
We have been waiting for the white pelicans to show up on the Columbia River 
outside of Astoria and they finally have! We spotted 7 in the water (surrounded 
by many other waterfowl too small to identify with just binoculars) from a wide 
shoulder along Hwy 30, about 6 miles east of Astoria and about a mile west of 
the Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary (46.1740655, -123.7158823). Apparently, this 
is the same location they are spotted in nearly every year while they are 
migrating in the spring. 

April and Chris LaumanAstoria, Oregon 		 	   		  
Subject: el Nino and you
From: Mike Patterson <celata AT pacifier.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:09:36 -0700
I evaluate recent suggestions in the media that a "monster"
el Nino event is on the way.

http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/

-- 
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
Some assembly required
http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=1888



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Subject: Lane Coast Sightings 11-13 Apr 2014
From: "Diane Pettey" <surfbird AT q.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:35:29 -0700
Greetings OBOLers,
Over the past several days, we've spent a lot more time 
gardening/yardworking. We saw a male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, heard 
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER and ORANGE-CROWN WARBLER, an incessantly 
"singing' WRENTIT (barely a breath between choruses!), and still present two 
FOX SPARROWS and three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS.

Three species of woodpeckers are again breeding in our neighborhood - and 
emptying our suet fairly fast - DOWNY, HAIRY, and N. FLICKER.

Two days ago, it got up to 75 and butterflies were really out/migrating. We 
found Hoary Comma, Satyr Comma, Mourning Cloak, and a male Acmon Blue.

regards,
Diane Pettey/Mike McDermet
Heceta Beach, OR



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Subject: JoCo Calliope Hummer
From: "Dennis Vroman" <dpvroman AT budget.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:04:02 -0700
One male CALLIOPE HUMMER seen east of Grants Pass yesterday (04-14-14).

Dennis
Subject: geese in eclipse
From: "grantandstacy17 ." <grantandstacy17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:42:24 -0700
From 11:30 to midnight last night, while watching the earth's shadow slide
across the moon toward totality, with Mars in opposition shining a
hand's-breadth away, I heard my first Greater White-fronted Geese of the
year on the move, calling far off in the distance.  A Western Screech-Owl
called once closer at hand.

Just now I heard the twittering of my first Vaux's Swifts of the year
zipping about the neighborhood.

-- 
Grant Canterbury
Gladstone
Subject: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
From: Treesa Hertzel <Autumn207 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:29:06 -0700
From: ebird-alert AT cornell.edu
Subject: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert 
Date: April 15, 2014 4:08:17 AM PDT

*** Species Summary:

Red-breasted Merganser (1 Harney)
Snowy Plover (2 Harney)
Rufous Hummingbird (1 Klamath)
Calliope Hummingbird (2 Klamath)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (1 Multnomah)
American Crow (1 Klamath)
Winter Wren (1 Lane)

---------------------------------------------
View this alert on the web at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35555
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
Subject: VG Swallows, Columbia County
From: Darrel Whipple <dwhipple AT opusnet.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:36:15 -0700
A pair of Violet-green Swallows arrived this morning at my place near Alston 
Corners. They promptly claimed their customary box on our high garden fence. 


Darrel Whipple
Rainier, Oregon

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Subject: FOS Orange Crowned Warbler calling territory at Camassia natural area
From: Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:08:22 -0700
I thought I would take a quick walk through Camassia this afternoon to
check on migrants and progress of the wildflower bloom.  I was happy to
find 3 male Orange Crowned Warbler singing on territory but shocked to find
the camas lily in full bloom on most of the preserve. A very weird sight -
the last few years peak bloom occurred the second and third weeks of May
when all the deciduous trees and shrubs had already fully leafed out. Now
the camas lily is surround by comparatively stark landscape.  Something is
out of whack.

-- 
Jack Williamson
West Linn, Oregon
Subject: North Portland Yellow-headed Blackbird, Redhead
From: Andy Frank <andydfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:15:53 -0700
At Vanport Wetlands today in north Portland there were 2 male YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRDS and a male REDHEAD, along with a calling VIRGINIA RAIL.

At nearby Force Lake there were 6 male REDHEADS.

Andy Frank
Subject: trip to John Scharff Festival in Burns
From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan AT onlinenw.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:56:49 -0700
Folks,

 

We went to the John Scharff Festival in Burns this past weekend.  We did the
Woodpecker Tour with Don Sutherland and enjoyed the presentation of Noah
Strycker at the banquet.  Thanks to all the fine folks who make this annual
festival a fun event and a success.

 

We also drove the north half of the Central Patrol Rd and made two trips to
Les Schwab with two flat tires.

 

We tallied 110 species.  We found the ones marked MNWR on the refuge.

 

Pied-billed Grebe              MNWR

Horned Grebe     (1 a mi N of Wright's Point on the W side of Hwy 205)

Eared Grebe        

Clark's Grebe      MNWR

American White Pelican  MNWR

Double-crested Cormorant           MNWR

American Bittern              MNWR  (marsh N of Benson pond)

Great Blue Heron              MNWR

White-faced Ibis

Turkey Vulture    MNWR

Greater White-fronted Goose      MNWR

Snow Goose       MNWR

Ross's Goose      MNWR

Canada Goose    MNWR

Trumpeter Swan               MNWR

Gadwall                MNWR

Eurasian Wigeon   (1 a mi N of Wright's Point on the W side of Hwy 205)

American Wigeon             MNWR

Mallard MNWR

Cinnamon Teal   MNWR

Northern Shoveler            MNWR

Northern Pintail MNWR

Green-winged Teal           MNWR

Canvasback         MNWR

Redhead              MNWR

Ring-necked Duck             MNWR

Lesser Scaup       MNWR

Bufflehead          MNWR

Common Goldeneye        MNWR

Barrow's Goldeneye        MNWR

Common Merganser        MNWR

Ruddy Duck         MNWR

Northern Harrier               MNWR

Cooper's Hawk   

Swainson's Hawk              

Red-tailed Hawk               MNWR

Ferruginous Hawk            

Rough-legged Hawk        

American Kestrel              MNWR

Prairie Falcon     MNWR

Ring-necked Pheasant     MNWR

California Quail  MNWR

Virginia Rail         MNWR

American Coot   MNWR

Sandhill Crane    MNWR

Killdeer  MNWR

Black-necked Stilt             

American Avocet              

Greater Yellowlegs           

Willet    MNWR

Long-billed Curlew           MNWR

Marbled Godwit    (2, N side of Hotchkiss Rd)

Least Sandpiper MNWR  (1 at Narrows)

Long-billed Dowitcher     MNWR

Wilson's Snipe    MNWR

Franklin's Gull     MNWR

Bonaparte's Gull               

Ring-billed Gull   MNWR

California Gull    MNWR

Herring Gull         MNWR   (1 immature at Narrows)

Caspian Tern       MNWR

Rock Pigeon        

Mourning Dove  

Eurasian Collared Dove   MNWR

Great Horned Owl            MNWR

Burrowing Owl   MNWR  (Ruh-Red Rd)

Williamson's Sapsucker   

Red-naped Sapsucker      

Hairy Woodpecker           

White-headed Woodpecker          

Northern Flicker MNWR

Say's Phoebe      MNWR

Loggerhead Shrike           MNWR

Steller's Jay         

Black-billed Magpie         MNWR

American Crow  MNWR

Common Raven MNWR

Tree Swallow      MNWR

Northern Rough-winged Swallow               

Cliff Swallow      MNWR

Barn Swallow     MNWR

Mountain Chickadee        

White-breasted Nuthatch              

Pygmy Nuthatch               

Rock Wren          

Marsh Wren        MNWR

Golden-crowned Kinglet 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet     MNWR

Western Bluebird              

Mountain Bluebird           

Townsend's Solitaire        

American Robin MNWR

Sage Thrasher    MNWR

European Starling             MNWR

Orange-crowned Warbler             MNWR  (Benson Pond willows)

Nashville Warbler             MNWR

Yellow-rumped Warbler  MNWR

Spotted Towhee               MNWR

Savannah Sparrow           

Song Sparrow     MNWR

Lincoln's Sparrow             MNWR

White-crowned Sparrow MNWR

Dark-eyed Junco               MNWR

Red-winged Blackbird      MNWR

Western Meadowlark      MNWR

Yellow-headed Blackbird               MNWR

Brewer's Blackbird           MNWR

Cassin's Finch     

American Goldfinch         MNWR

House Sparrow  

 

Good birding, everyone,

 

 

Paul Sulllivan & Carol Karlen

McMinnville

 

 
Subject: trip to John Scharff Festival in Burns
From: "Paul Sullivan" <paultsullivan AT onlinenw.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:56:49 -0700
Folks,

 

We went to the John Scharff Festival in Burns this past weekend.  We did the
Woodpecker Tour with Don Sutherland and enjoyed the presentation of Noah
Strycker at the banquet.  Thanks to all the fine folks who make this annual
festival a fun event and a success.

 

We also drove the north half of the Central Patrol Rd and made two trips to
Les Schwab with two flat tires.

 

We tallied 110 species.  We found the ones marked MNWR on the refuge.

 

Pied-billed Grebe              MNWR

Horned Grebe     (1 a mi N of Wright's Point on the W side of Hwy 205)

Eared Grebe        

Clark's Grebe      MNWR

American White Pelican  MNWR

Double-crested Cormorant           MNWR

American Bittern              MNWR  (marsh N of Benson pond)

Great Blue Heron              MNWR

White-faced Ibis

Turkey Vulture    MNWR

Greater White-fronted Goose      MNWR

Snow Goose       MNWR

Ross's Goose      MNWR

Canada Goose    MNWR

Trumpeter Swan               MNWR

Gadwall                MNWR

Eurasian Wigeon   (1 a mi N of Wright's Point on the W side of Hwy 205)

American Wigeon             MNWR

Mallard MNWR

Cinnamon Teal   MNWR

Northern Shoveler            MNWR

Northern Pintail MNWR

Green-winged Teal           MNWR

Canvasback         MNWR

Redhead              MNWR

Ring-necked Duck             MNWR

Lesser Scaup       MNWR

Bufflehead          MNWR

Common Goldeneye        MNWR

Barrow's Goldeneye        MNWR

Common Merganser        MNWR

Ruddy Duck         MNWR

Northern Harrier               MNWR

Cooper's Hawk   

Swainson's Hawk              

Red-tailed Hawk               MNWR

Ferruginous Hawk            

Rough-legged Hawk        

American Kestrel              MNWR

Prairie Falcon     MNWR

Ring-necked Pheasant     MNWR

California Quail  MNWR

Virginia Rail         MNWR

American Coot   MNWR

Sandhill Crane    MNWR

Killdeer  MNWR

Black-necked Stilt             

American Avocet              

Greater Yellowlegs           

Willet    MNWR

Long-billed Curlew           MNWR

Marbled Godwit    (2, N side of Hotchkiss Rd)

Least Sandpiper MNWR  (1 at Narrows)

Long-billed Dowitcher     MNWR

Wilson's Snipe    MNWR

Franklin's Gull     MNWR

Bonaparte's Gull               

Ring-billed Gull   MNWR

California Gull    MNWR

Herring Gull         MNWR   (1 immature at Narrows)

Caspian Tern       MNWR

Rock Pigeon        

Mourning Dove  

Eurasian Collared Dove   MNWR

Great Horned Owl            MNWR

Burrowing Owl   MNWR  (Ruh-Red Rd)

Williamson's Sapsucker   

Red-naped Sapsucker      

Hairy Woodpecker           

White-headed Woodpecker          

Northern Flicker MNWR

Say's Phoebe      MNWR

Loggerhead Shrike           MNWR

Steller's Jay         

Black-billed Magpie         MNWR

American Crow  MNWR

Common Raven MNWR

Tree Swallow      MNWR

Northern Rough-winged Swallow               

Cliff Swallow      MNWR

Barn Swallow     MNWR

Mountain Chickadee        

White-breasted Nuthatch              

Pygmy Nuthatch               

Rock Wren          

Marsh Wren        MNWR

Golden-crowned Kinglet 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet     MNWR

Western Bluebird              

Mountain Bluebird           

Townsend's Solitaire        

American Robin MNWR

Sage Thrasher    MNWR

European Starling             MNWR

Orange-crowned Warbler             MNWR  (Benson Pond willows)

Nashville Warbler             MNWR

Yellow-rumped Warbler  MNWR

Spotted Towhee               MNWR

Savannah Sparrow           

Song Sparrow     MNWR

Lincoln's Sparrow             MNWR

White-crowned Sparrow MNWR

Dark-eyed Junco               MNWR

Red-winged Blackbird      MNWR

Western Meadowlark      MNWR

Yellow-headed Blackbird               MNWR

Brewer's Blackbird           MNWR

Cassin's Finch     

American Goldfinch         MNWR

House Sparrow  

 

Good birding, everyone,

 

 

Paul Sulllivan & Carol Karlen

McMinnville

 

 
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Subject: Salem Horned Larks, Pipits
From: jeffharding AT centurytel.net
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:26:25 -0400
There is a reliable place to find Horned Larks, right here in Salem. Today 
there were at least four Horned Larks, and a flock of 30 or so American Pipits, 
along with Savanah Sparrows, Western Meadowlarks and American Kestrels. This is 
in the barren fields east of Kuebler, between Turner Road and Lancaster. There 
is parking in the undeveloped, blocked off industrial street just NE of Mill 
Creek, and easy walking on the sidewalks. 


Here is a map:


https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.890357,-122.970314&ll=44.890357,-122.970314 


Good birding,
Jeff


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Subject: western bluebirds
From: Stephanie Hazen <stephaniehazen17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:55:58 -0700
Just checked our Western Bluebird nest box and found 6 eggs. We are feeding the 
parents dried mealworms called Happy Hen Treats, purchased at Wilco when they 
were on sale. We store them 

in the freezer, and feed the birds morning and night. When the adults are 
feeding chicks, we offer the mealworms in a shallow pan of water, so as to 
supply water to the chicks at the same time 

as they are fed.
 
Last year our pair raised 3 broods, fledging a total of 8 chicks. This year we 
are off to a big start with 6 eggs! 


We do practice house sparrow control. 

Stephanie Hazen
Ray Temple
Salem

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Subject: Goshawk, Washington County
From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:33:24 -0700
 Sitting on the patio just now I heard a Steller's Jay imitating a Goshawk, 
which they do at our house many times a day. I looked up to see a real GOSHAWK 
soaring high overhead. After circling several times it left the thermal and 
went into a rapid glide westward. As always, I'm never sure if these mid-April 
Goshawks are migrants or local nesters. But anyone coming out on a quest for 
Sooty Grouse and Mountain Quail has the real chance of a Goshawk bonus. As 
Stefan Schlick's post attests, these efforts in western Washington County can 
be richly rewarding at the moment. Lars 


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Subject: Violet-green nestbox inspection
From: Floyd Schrock <fschrock AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:27:19 -0700
A female Violet-green Swallow has begun her inspection of the nestbox here
at my house. Again this year I have a camera installed inside the box,
hoping to be able to watch the nesting activities. A photo from one of this
morning's visits is here:
http://empids.blogspot.com/

I intend to post other photos here occasionally as nesting proceeds during
the coming weeks.

====================
Floyd Schrock
McMinnville, Oregon   USA
http://empids.blogspot.com
====================
Subject: Boiler Bay
From: "Phil Pickering" <philliplc AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:45:11 -0700
7:00-10:00 (4/14):
partial hazy overcast, wind W 5, swells 3-5

Loons clumpy 80-400/minute for most of
duration, briefly to 900/minute, still some
moving when I left. Pacifics virtually 100%
alternate, Red-throated roughly 50% 
alternate. This is at least a week earlier
than this density of Pacifics typically hit
this latitude.

Red-throated Loon 4000+
Pacific Loon 25000+
Common Loon 150
Red-necked Grebe 27 (N)
5 Western Grebe
17 Brown Pelican
600 Double-crested Cormorant (flocks to 180)
500 Brandt's Cormorant (80% S)
60 Pelagic Cormorant
1170 Brant (flocks to 95)
2 Mallard
8 Green-winged Teal
60 scaup sp.
4 Black Scoter
30 White-winged Scoter
800 Surf Scoter
90 Red-breasted Merganser (scattered N)
1 Merlin
2 Black-bellied Plover
1 Dunlin
12 Sandeling 
(zero Western/Least)
1200+ Bonaparte's Gull (steady N all 1+ mile out)
1 Mew Gull
5 Ring-billed Gull (N)
500+ California Gull (~80% adult N)
400+ Western Gull
200+ Glaucous-winged Gull (most immature N)
20 Caspian Tern
18000+ Common Murre (N)
30 Pigeon Guillemot (local)
18 Marbled Murrelet (pairs N)
100 Rhinoceros Auklet (N)
2 Tufted Puffin (N)
4 American Pipit
15 Savannah Sparrow (working fence line)

Phil
philliplc AT charter.net


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Subject: Re: Coos/Curry Birds of Late
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:31:26 -0700
Lois Killer is a great name for her.  No bird gets away when stalked by her
camera.  And when she is after shorebirds, I have personally seen Knute out
there holding back the tide.

-- 
Alan Contreras

acontrer56 AT gmail.com

Eugene, Oregon




From:  Tim Rodenkirk 
Reply-To:  
Date:  Monday, April 14, 2014 9:28 AM
To:  OBOL 
Subject:  [obol] Coos/Curry Birds of Late

On Saturday Lois Killer and Knute Andersson saw the beginnings of the loon
migration at Port Orford and had 3000+ loons, mostly PACIFICS and 550
BONAPARTE'S GULLS. This morning I counted 250 loons/minute off the north
spit of Coos Bay.  They were a bit far offshore; I would have stayed longer
but there was no wind and the mosquitoes were out in force.

The Cape Arago Audubon Society had a field trip the same day.  We saw and
heard BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS at Bethel Mtn., Coos. We also saw one of
the VESPER SPARROWS up Floras Creek, Curry (there were none at Bethel Mtn).
In addition we saw what we presume was a hybrid male Rufous/Allen's Hummer
at New River, Coos.  It only had about 30-50% green on its back (it was
streaky) but did an Allen's type display.  This is the exact location Arch
McCallum recorded a hybrid at a couple years back.

Saturday night I camped up near Eden Valley in SE Coos.  On Sunday morning I
hiked up Mt. Bolivar around sunrise, the wind was already howling and I had
little luck with birds- i didn't even see or hear a Townsend's Solitaire.
Eden Valley was quiet also, the only bird out of the norm were a few
SAVANNAH SPARROWS which do not breed at this location.

I went down to Powers from there where it warmed up considerably- it was 80F
by the time I arrived inn Myrtle Point at 1PM, a bit warmer than the 32F
start up near Mt. Bolivar.  There were lots of singing BLACK-THROATED GRAY
WARBLERS, a few singing TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS, with ORANGE-CROWNEDS about
everywhere. I heard my first singing WILSON'S WARBLER south of Powers- a bit
on the early side but not record early. There were singing CHIPPING SPARROWS
in Powers as well as several singing CASSIN'S VIREOS in various locations.
The best find was a silent empid along the SF of the Coquille River. It was
in a willow clump.  I immediately thought Pac-slope which I hadn't seen or
heard anywhere.  However, the bird had a tiny all black bill, a tear-drop
shaped eye ring, a long primary extension and a flattish head- perfect for
HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER.  I do not think I have ever seen this species in the
lowlands of Coos County.This is 11 days earlier than the earliest previous
Coos spring record too.

At the north spit of Coos Bay I saw a PURPLE MARTIN; Joe Metzler said they
arrived the first week of the month.  I also saw 80 CASPIAN TERNS camped out
on a sand flat across the bay from the boat ramp there.  This morning I saw
8 CINNAMON TEAL out at the old Weyco pond site too.

Merry migration!
Tim R
Coos Bay

Subject: Coos/Curry Birds of Late
From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:28:27 -0700
On Saturday Lois Killer and Knute Andersson saw the beginnings of the loon
migration at Port Orford and had 3000+ loons, mostly PACIFICS and 550
BONAPARTE'S GULLS. This morning I counted 250 loons/minute off the north
spit of Coos Bay.  They were a bit far offshore; I would have stayed longer
but there was no wind and the mosquitoes were out in force.

The Cape Arago Audubon Society had a field trip the same day.  We saw and
heard BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS at Bethel Mtn., Coos. We also saw one of
the VESPER SPARROWS up Floras Creek, Curry (there were none at Bethel Mtn).
 In addition we saw what we presume was a hybrid male Rufous/Allen's Hummer
at New River, Coos.  It only had about 30-50% green on its back (it was
streaky) but did an Allen's type display.  This is the exact location Arch
McCallum recorded a hybrid at a couple years back.

Saturday night I camped up near Eden Valley in SE Coos.  On Sunday morning
I hiked up Mt. Bolivar around sunrise, the wind was already howling and I
had little luck with birds- i didn't even see or hear a Townsend's
Solitaire. Eden Valley was quiet also, the only bird out of the norm were a
few SAVANNAH SPARROWS which do not breed at this location.

I went down to Powers from there where it warmed up considerably- it was
80F by the time I arrived inn Myrtle Point at 1PM, a bit warmer than the
32F start up near Mt. Bolivar.  There were lots of singing BLACK-THROATED
GRAY WARBLERS, a few singing TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS, with ORANGE-CROWNEDS
about everywhere. I heard my first singing WILSON'S WARBLER south of
Powers- a bit on the early side but not record early. There were singing
CHIPPING SPARROWS in Powers as well as several singing CASSIN'S VIREOS in
various locations. The best find was a silent empid along the SF of the
Coquille River. It was in a willow clump.  I immediately thought Pac-slope
which I hadn't seen or heard anywhere.  However, the bird had a tiny all
black bill, a tear-drop shaped eye ring, a long primary extension and a
flattish head- perfect for HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER.  I do not think I have
ever seen this species in the lowlands of Coos County.This is 11 days
earlier than the earliest previous Coos spring record too.

At the north spit of Coos Bay I saw a PURPLE MARTIN; Joe Metzler said they
arrived the first week of the month.  I also saw 80 CASPIAN TERNS camped
out on a sand flat across the bay from the boat ramp there.  This morning I
saw 8 CINNAMON TEAL out at the old Weyco pond site too.

Merry migration!
Tim R
Coos Bay
Subject: False-alarm Thrush and other yard birds
From: Brandon Green <brandon.green18 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:50:05 -0700
Earlier this morning, I noticed a thrush with some buff coloring on the
throat eating ivy berries in my neighbor's yard.  I initially thought that
I had lucked out with an early Swainson's.  However, subsequent looks and
photos showed too much white on the breast, too much red on the tail, and
too much wing-flicking.  Oh well, HERMIT THRUSH is still a nice yard bird.
 While getting photos of this bird, I spotted a LINCOLN'S SPARROW in the
neighbor's shrubs.  Other notables included OC WARBLER, RC KINGLET, and a
STELLER'S JAY (the latter is only present in my 'hood during migration).

Yesterday evening, I heard a few EVENING GROSBEAKS about a block down.
 They typically visit my neighbor's cluster of silver maples in late
March/early April, but have not yet done so this year.

Brandon
Eugene
Subject: Yamhill Co early birds
From: "Pamela Johnston" <pamelaj AT SpiritOne.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:56:23 -0700
The past few days of sunny weather have brought some spring birds to my yard, 
the latest (earliest) being House Wren this morning, 10 days ahead of last 
year. Today also brought a Hermit Thrush. Yesterday morning a male Brown-headed 
Cowbird showed up on the feeding platform, where the Brewer’s and Red-winged 
Blackbirds showed it no respect. Evening Grosbeaks are now here daily, the 
first 3 showing up on 4/3. The difference is how few I see, but that may 
change. White-crowned Sparrows started singing on the 4/7, Violet-green 
Swallows first cruised the nest boxes on 4/8, and Orange-crowned Warblers 
started calling that day. There is more activity overall, with woodpeckers 
drumming and earlier arrivals regular at the feeders, and the Juncos down in 
number to those that breed here. Spring! 


Pamela Johnston
outside McMinnville
Subject: Cinnamon Teal at Tenmile Lake (Coos Cty_
From: Alan BROCKWAY <apbrockway AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:52:33 -0700
FOS Cinnamon Teal appeared on lake this morning.

Al Brockway
Where ever the motorhome is parked.
Currently: Lakeside, OR
Subject: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
From: Treesa Hertzel <Autumn207 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:20:37 -0700
From: ebird-alert AT cornell.edu
Subject: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert 
Date: April 14, 2014 4:09:03 AM PDT

*** Species Summary:

Brant (Black) (3 Polk)
Common Loon (1 Klamath)
Horned Grebe (1 Union)
White-faced Ibis (1 Jackson)
Least Sandpiper (1 Harney)
Franklin's Gull (1 Jackson)
White-throated Swift (1 Jackson)
Rufous Hummingbird (1 Harney)
Calliope Hummingbird (1 Hood River)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (1 Jackson)
Western Kingbird (1 Morrow)
Loggerhead Shrike (1 Lane)
Bank Swallow (1 Harney)
Canyon Wren (1 Jackson)
Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) (3 Polk)
Nashville Warbler (1 Jackson)
Yellow Warbler (2 Curry)
Swamp Sparrow (1 Columbia)
Harris's Sparrow (1 Lane)
Lazuli Bunting (1 Deschutes)
Bullock's Oriole (1 Jackson)

---------------------------------------------
 View this alert on the web at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35555
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
Subject: Finley NWR this afternoon
From: Ben Wishnek <ben.wishnek AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:41:46 -0700
Good evening everyone,

I got out to Finley NWR for a hike and healthy dose of vitamin D from the
sun this afternoon.  McFadden Marsh had a variety of waterfowl species
including: CINNAMON TEAL, NORTHERN PINTAIL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, GREEN-WINGED
TEAL, MALLARD, AMERICAN WIGEON, CANADA GOOSE and GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE.  PIED-BILLED GREBES and GREATER YELLOWLEGS were both calling from
quite a few spots around the edge of the marsh.

I also had two ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS singing.  One along the road near
the office and another in the oaks on top of Pigeon Butte.  A final good
bird from today was a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK that strafed my vehicle on its way
into a patch of blackberry near the west entrance to Bruce Road off of
Bellfountain.

One more day of warm weather tomorrow before we get back into a wet pattern
on the west side, get out and enjoy it if you can!

Cheers,
Ben

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ben Wishnek, Master's of Science Degree Candidate
Oregon State University
Environmental Sciences Graduate Program
104 Wilkinson Hall
Corvallis, OR  97331

"Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within
it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound
together.  All things connect."
-Chief Seattle
Subject: Skinner Butte, Eugene 4/13/2013
From: Dan Heyerly <dheyerly AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:35:27 -0700
This morning up on the butte Anne & I ran into a flock of 2 Orange-crowned, 4 
Black-throated Gray, & 2 Townsend's Warblers, 2 Bald Eagles, 3 or 4 Bewick's 
Wrens singing on territory, & 1 soaring Sharp-shinned Hawk. 

And I'm trying out my new comcast.net address! Thanks for the heads up Dave. 
Yahoo must have Ted Cruz as their CEO. 

Good birding,
Dan Heyerly, Eugene

Sent from me to you!

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Subject: Portland Audubon Sooty Grouse search trip today
From: Stefan Schlick <greenfant AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:55:18 -0400
12 fearless birders joined me on today's Portland Audubon Sooty Grouse search 
trip in the Northern Coast Range which lead us to the woods west of Timber. 
Thanks to the participants for the great spotting! 

We ended up with a total of 7 Sooty Grouse, with 2 birds seen (1 in Washington 
and 1 in Tillamook). Our best sighting was a cooperative bird along Rice Road. 
We relocated the Townsend's Solitaire at the site described in yesterday's 
posting (in Tillamook Co), but it proved to be elusive. We could hear it sing 
several times, but only one person actually saw it. 

Singing Golden-crowned Kinglet, nice looks at perched Red Crossbill, Pileated 
Woodpecker, heard-only Evening Grosbeak, American Dipper, Red-breasted 
Sapsucker and Hermit Thrush were some of the better, yet to-be-expected 
goodies. 

The day ended in style along Timber Rd at the base of the switchbacks some 2mi 
south of Timber where we walked away from a Northern Pygmy-Owl barely 30ft away 
from us and a singing Black-throated Gray Warbler. 

Stefan SchlickHillsboro, OR 		 	   		  
Subject: ECAS Field trip Bend to Harney County, the Burns/Hines incl Foley Dr, Greenhouse Ln, etc.
From: "judy" <jmeredit AT bendnet.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:15:27 -0700
Highlights - Millican Valley - We started with scoring our  "sage trifecta".
About 24 Greater Sage Grouse, Sage Thrasher, 1st one impossible to find but
singing vigorously and many seen later, and a Loggerhead Shrike being
pestered beautifully by a pair of Sagebrush Sparrows. Another Sagebrush
Sparrow sat up on a tall bitterbrush giving us ample time for everyone to
have scope views front and back. Steve reviewed the plumage details to note,
now that it has been split and ours is no longer the "Sage".  Wowed in
Harney county with the beauty and numbers of white geese, with their varied
flight patterns, strings, then blizzards, a few Vees and their flocking
behaviors. Heavy plops from above left 5 of us sporting wet green excrement.
A different kind of wow. We had 2  black Ross's Geese, among a flock
estimated by some to number 15 to 20 K birds, about 97% Ross's and rest
Snow.  A GRAND spectacle.  Other large flocks were in the area as well.
Hundreds of Sandhill Cranes and many Long-billed Curlews, calling,
displaying and feeding were throughout the wet fields. Greater White-fronted
Geese were only found north of town along Foley Dr. as were the only Marbled
Godwits (15) of the day. No Rough-legs today but we were happy to see 2 or 3
Swainson's Hawks. See the full list of birds below. D means Deschutes county
only, MV means Millican Valley, in D county. Thanks to Merle for e-birding
the birds of today. Thanks to the many who brought scopes, it was helpful to
have 7 scopes so everyone saw the birds. And thanks to so many birders with
keen eyes and ears. A very brief stop on the way home at Horse Ridge to
enjoy the Mountain Goat was a nice cap to the day.

Thanks to Karen Gentry who co-led, birders Sherrie Pierce, Merle Greenway,
Steve Kornfeld, Barry McKenzie, Cathy Beck, Tom Lawler, Joan Mayer, Ken and
Ann Nora Hashagen, Mary Ann Kruse, Peter Low, Ann and Dave Wildman, Todd
Alleger, Cindy Zalunardo and Loren Smith.  If anyone ever wonders what it
takes to "lead" these trips, it mostly means communication, paperwork,
reminders, making a list, timekeeping, as there are so many great birders on
the trips, that everyone locates the birds and shares. Great team effort as
always. Can we clone Peter?  judy, jmeredit AT bendnet.com

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

Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross' Goose
Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-Winged Teal
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Sage Grouse  - D, MV - lek, displays
California Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
White-faced Ibis - Mostly N Hwy20/395, some 361 in one flock, more nearby
Turkey Vulture
Osprey - D, Hwy 20 perch pole nest
Bald Eagle
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Prairie Falcon - pair nesting in rimrock along Foley, No Barn Owl again.
Duh.
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs - several locations
Lesser Yellowlegs - total 3 birds or so, Greenhouse Lane.
Willet - spread mult locations
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit - Foley Dr, east side
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 along Greenhouse Lane
Common Snipe - 1 along Hotchkiss
Franklin's Gull - only 2, along Hotchkiss. None heard?
Ring-billed Gull - mult locations
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Great Horned Owl - 2 pair, Greenhouse, in deciduous trees
Northern Flicker
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike - 1 in D, MV
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark - D , MV
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
Sage Thrasher
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee - at the home with feeders Foley Dr at Lone Pine
Sagebrush Sparrow - D, MV
Savannah Sparrow - Foley Dr
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow - Side road off Hotchkiss,
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Total number of species seen: 81 



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Subject: Yaquina Head Birds
From: "Wayne Hoffman" <whoffman AT peak.org>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:34:22 -0700
Hi - 

 

I spent most of the day enjoying the weather and birding at Yaquina Head.

 

Highlights:

 

Double-crested Cormorants:                      300+  in 5 northbound flocks

Pelagic, Brandt's cormorants                      building nests

Brown Pelican                                                   15  N

 

Common Murre                                               30,000+ on the
rocks, several thousand more on the water

 

Bald Eagle                                                            4
seen, did not attack the murres while I was there.

 

Peregrine                                                            Female
seems to incubating now.

 

N. Harrier
subadult male still present

 

Sooty Fox Sparrow                                          2   a bit late?

 

Savannah Sparrow                                          1

 

Wayne

 

 
Subject: G Eagles RTHawk
From: Laura Mountainspring <mntsprg AT wmni.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:59:26 -0700
while laying outside, heads resting on potting soil bags...we spotted and ID 2 
Golden Eagles *gender and age not visible 

and then...right over our resting heads...a Red Tailed Hawk...

sweet

Laura Mountainspring
in Winston
Subject: Re: new bird for Or :-)
From: "Maria Michalczyk" <mariam AT easystreet.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:52:28 -0700
It looks like a Towhee without a tail? 

-----Original Message-----
From: obol-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:obol-bounce AT freelists.org] On Behalf
Of ron and Polly Maertz
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 5:45 PM
To: OBOL
Subject: [obol] new bird for Or :-)

Hi
Here are 2 pics of the rarely endangered OREGON SPOTTED ANT PITTA  :-)

Maertz
Glide


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Subject: new bird for Or :-)
From: "ron and Polly Maertz" <hadada AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:44:50 -0700
Hi
Here are 2 pics of the rarely endangered OREGON SPOTTED ANT PITTA  :-)

Maertz
Glide


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Subject: Gulls Hawking Insects over Newport Today
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:33:39 -0700
Hi,

It was warm with no wind today (April 13) in Newport.  It got up to
79F at Tyee Lodge south of Yaquina Head in Newport !  Yesterday, it
was sunny but the wind made it cold!

At 11:45 this morning in southwest Newport about a block from the
ocean, I saw 2-5 gulls circling about 50-100 ft above the ground and
catching insects that were flying up with the warmth.  Often we can
see gulls hawking insects here during warm, non-windy days in
July-September.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon


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Subject: Salem Audubon Field Trip at Ankeny NWR -- Chipping Sparrow
From: Tim Johnson <tim.the.fisherman AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:08:04 -0700
Hi all:

A field trip at Ankeny NWR almost always offers surprises.  Today's field
trip was no exception.  Easily the most notable surprise was a *CHIPPING
SPARROW*, seen on the trail on our return leg of the loop around Willow
Marsh.  Willow Marsh is adjacent to the Sidney Ditch, on the far side of
Eagle Marsh.

A photo today's Chipping Sparrow --
https://plus.google.com/photos/107892236367702076331/albums/6001927571417066849

Other notables were:

   - FOY American Bittern, seen on edge of Willow Marsh
   - FOY Sora, heard on Willow Marsh
   - FOY Wood Duck (a pair along side Willow Marsh)
   - A large flock of Rock Pigeons flying over Sidney Ditch (seemed a bit
   out of place)
   - A dramatic increase in numbers of Common Yellowthroat (36) and
   Orange-crowned Warblers (11) in the past week or so.
   - A Snow Goose, hanging out with around 2,000 Cackling Geese on the
   large field near the Willow Tree Parking Lot on Wintel Rd
   - Cliff Swallows are building nests in the rafters of the shelter at
   Eagle Marsh parking lot.

A complete list of today's birds follows.

Tim Johnson
Salem, OR
========================================================
Date: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Number of Checklists: 5
Number of Species: 54

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Ankeny NWR--Eagle Marsh Overlook
Date: Apr 13, 2014, 7:22 AM
(2): Ankeny NWR -- Buena Vista Rd pullout across road from Eagle Marsh
Date: Apr 13, 2014, 7:46 AM
(3): Ankeny NWR--Eagle Marsh
Date: Apr 13, 2014, 8:04 AM
(4): Ankeny NWR - Willow Tree Parking Lot (Wintel Rd)
Date: Apr 13, 2014, 12:20 PM
(5): Ankeny NWR--Pintail Marsh
Date: Apr 13, 2014, 12:43 PM

1 Snow Goose -- (4),(5)
3000+ Cackling Goose (minima) -- (1),(3),(4),(5)
22 Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) -- (3),(5)
10 Canada Goose (occidentalis/fulva) -- (3)
2 Wood Duck -- (3)
8 Gadwall -- (3),(5)
2 American Wigeon -- (2)
32 Mallard -- (2),(3),(5)
4 Cinnamon Teal -- (3)
19 Northern Shoveler -- (1),(3),(4)
116 Green-winged Teal -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
2 Ring-necked Duck -- (5)
18 Lesser Scaup -- (3),(4),(5)
19 Bufflehead -- (3),(5)
41 Ruddy Duck -- (3),(5)
6 Pied-billed Grebe -- (1),(3),(5)
1 American Bittern -- (3)
1 Great Blue Heron -- (3)
1 Turkey Vulture -- (3)
8 Bald Eagle -- (1),(3),(5) including one with an orange tag and #32
2 Red-tailed Hawk -- (3)
1 Sora -- (3)
148 American Coot -- (3),(4),(5)
4 Killdeer -- (2),(3)
9 Greater Yellowlegs -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
1 Wilson's Snipe -- (3)
50 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (3)
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove -- (1)
1 Mourning Dove -- (3)
3 Downy Woodpecker -- (3)
2 American Kestrel -- (3)
4 American Crow -- (3)
25 Tree Swallow -- (1),(2),(5)
6 Cliff Swallow -- (3)
8 Black-capped Chickadee -- (1),(3),(4)
12 Marsh Wren -- (3)
1 Bewick's Wren -- (1)
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (3)
9 American Robin -- (2),(3)
2 European Starling -- (1),(2)
11 Orange-crowned Warbler -- (3)
36 Common Yellowthroat -- (2),(3)
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) -- (3)
12 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) -- (3)
7 Spotted Towhee -- (1),(3)
1 Chipping Sparrow -- (3)
10 Song Sparrow -- (1),(3),(5)
4 White-crowned Sparrow -- (1),(3)
12 Golden-crowned Sparrow -- (3)
3 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) -- (1),(3)
59 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
10 Brewer's Blackbird -- (4)
4 Brown-headed Cowbird -- (2),(3)
1 House Finch -- (3)

This trip summary was created using the BirdLog app.
Subject: MORE from the Moderators
From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:07:12 -0700
Folks,


This is a forwarded email from the Nevada Rare Bird Listserv.  Alan does 
a wonderful job explaining what is going on.   If you are interested, 
read on, otherwise delete because it is a bit long. This is what we are 
dealing with, and we agree very much with Alan at the end:  we loath 
telling anyone to change their email address.   We do not take heart in 
doing so.  We encourage you to think about what is best for yourself.   
This may all work itself out, but we don't know.

Cheers
Dave Lauten



-------- Forwarded Message --------
*From*: NVBIRDS automatic digest system > 

*Reply-to*: discussion about Nevada's bird life 
*To*: NVBIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG 
*Subject*: NVBIRDS Digest - 11 Apr 2014 to 12 Apr 2014 (#2014-86)
*Date*: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:31 -0400

Date:    Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:06:26 -0700
From: Alan Wallace > 

Subject: From the moderator:  update on listserv problems (long but important)

Hi everyone,

A major snafu in the email world has led to a third (~115) of us being
deleted from the Nevada bird listserv.  This is far beyond just our
listserv, and the root problem, unfortunately, will persist.  Yahoo.com has
implemented a new policy that is trying to put a stop to phishing attacks,
and many (but not all) of the major ISPs have had to adopt or cope with it.
PC World provided a more detailed summary of this change and its effect on
listservs, so read that if you want the gory details:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2141120/yahoo-email-antispoofing-policy-break
s-mailing-lists.html.

The bottom line is that any yahoo.com email (janedoe AT yahoo.com 
 for example) 

that passes through a second party (i.e., our listserv) gets blocked by
other internet service providers (ISPs) because it's not coming directly
from Yahoo.  The ISP generates what's called an error message that is sent
to the listserv software.  Most listservs, including the one that hosts our
list, have long deleted subscribers when the subscriber accumulates error
messages from their ISP over five or six days, or gets 10 error messages in
a shorter period of time.  The listserv software is mainly trying to prevent
repeated phishing attacks on email accounts, as well as weeding out defunct
email addresses.

Quite a few subscribers to this list have yahoo.com email addresses and
regularly report sightings to the list.  The new Yahoo policy did not go
into full effect until about April 5, and earlier yahoo.com postings did not
generate error messages.  Starting April 5, the change kicked into gear and
began creating error messages as yahoo.com contributors sent in postings.
This has nothing to do with the listserv software, and everything to do with
how ISPs have dealt with this change in different ways.  People who use
yahoo.com, msn.com, att.net, live.com, sbcglobal.net, comcast.com, and a few
others have been badly affected, and they rapidly accumulated error messages
and were deleted on April 10 (Thursday).  People who use other ISPs (aol.com
and others) have not been affected because their ISP so far has not adopted
this policy (yet).  As the PC World article and other things that I've read
have noted, some ISPs like gmail.com don't create an error message but
instead move all yahoo.com emails into the spam folder.

All of the companies that run listservs, including the L-Soft company that
runs our software,  are up in arms about this (see the PC World article).
Yahoo.com might change its policy, but this problem will persist until a
workable compromise is reached.  All of us will continue to get emails from
yahoo.com subscribers, which will result in more deletions and more need to
resubscribe (likely repeatedly for both).

Before this started, we had about 450 subscribers, and about 115 have been
deleted to date.  A lot of the other 335 people use a very wide range of
other ISPs that haven't adopted these rules, so an email from
janedoe AT yahoo.com  is just fine with those ISPs as 
long as they don't adopt 

the rules.  Some of those 335 have ISPs that are using the Yahoo policy but
did not get deleted, and a quick check indicates that many of those people
get their postings in a digest format.  Digests accumulate all of the day's
postings and send them as one package at the end of the day.  Thus, even
though a digest may CONTAIN a posting from a yahoo.com person, the actual
digest comes directly FROM the listserv software and thus is OK:  the
content of the email is not the problem, just the "From" line if it comes
from a yahoo.com account.

So, what to do?  If you were not deleted, then you might be fine as long as
your ISP doesn't adopt this policy.  If you did get deleted, then you likely
will be deleted again as more postings come in from yahoo.com addresses.
The workaround is to change your subscription to the digest format.  To do
that:

***********************
Send an email toLISTSERV AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG  
(note that this is different 

from the address to send postings).

Leave the subject line blank.

In the body of the email, type (or cut/paste) SET NVBIRDS DIGEST

Do not have anything else in the body of the email, such as signatures or
canned stuff that your ISP might put in there.

Finally, send the email.  You'll get a confirmation of the change.

***********************

I did that for my subscription yesterday morning.  I received my digest at
9:01 last night, and it included the postings that came in after I switched.
One of those was from a yahoo.com subscriber.  That posting triggered an
error message for the 15 people who resubscribed yesterday after being
deleted in the first round.  Thus, the yahoo.com problem persists for them,
although they were not deleted again on the basis of just one posting on one
day.  Significantly, I was deleted in the first round, but my switch to the
digest format kept me out of the second round, so making that change solved
the problem for me.  If you need to see things more immediately, you can
still keep track of the sightings during the day through the ABA site
(http://birding.aba.org/) or on our own archive
(http://list.audubon.org/scripts/wa-AUDUBON.exe?A0=NVBIRDS).  The digest
format does not change how you post sightings to the list:  that remains
normal.  So, if you get deleted, then resubscribe using the earlier
instructions and then change that to the digest format (two steps).

Regarding subscribers who have yahoo.com email addresses, I've seen
suggestions (PC World and other articles) encouraging those people to set up
a free second email account (gmail, for instance) for posting and receiving
listserv emails.  For a lot of reasons, I am in no position to tell people
what to do, and I probably would be a little irked if I was a yahoo.com user
and was told that I had to add a new email address.  What I do know is that
all yahoo.com postings will generate error messages for many subscribers for
the foreseeable future.  Those affected subscribers, if they want to avoid
being deleted, should change to the digest format.

Fundamentally, this Yahoo thing affects a LOT of us in various ways, not
just the people who are getting deleted.  We all want this listserv to
continue to provide us with lots of wonderful reports on the birds in
Nevada, and that continued success depends on us adapting to this issue in
the best possible way and continuing to report on the birds.  I'll be
watching this to see what transpires.  Let's hope for policy changes sooner
than later.  Maybe the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series for the first
time since 1908.  You never know.

Alan

****************************
Alan Wallace
Nevada bird listserv moderator
Reno NV



Subject: Eugene Common Teal
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:30:16 -0700
There is a male "Common" Teal, the Eurasian GW Teal, in the western part of the 
EWEB ponds in SW Eugene today. 


Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

acontrer56 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Tualatin River NWR field trip
From: Max Smith <oregonmax AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:15:53 -0700
Today Sarah and I led an Audubon Society of Portland field trip to Tualatin
River National Wildlife Refuge in Washington County. We walked the trail
from the visitor center to the wetland observation deck and back. Here's
what we found:

Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater/Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle  (Adult was feeding nestlings in their big oak tree nest.)
Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail (Was heard calling close to the wetland observation deck.)
American Coot
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Vaux's Swift  (Our first of the year)
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Bushtit
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler  (We saw at least a dozen yellow-rumps, both Myrtle
and Audubon's. Most were Audubon's,)
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch


Happy spring birding,

Max Smith
Portland
Subject: Fern Ridge and Finley birds yesterday (repost due to Yahoo problems)
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:55:04 -0700
Hello all,

My apologies if some of you may have seen this message already. Due to the
recent problems with Yahoo Mail accounts, outgoing messages from me may or
may not have made it to the list, so I am posting this again, now that I
have switched to a new email provider.

Oscar Harper and I birded with Adrian Hinkle and Thomas Meinzen at Fern
Ridge (Royal Ave.) yesterday (Sat, April 12) afternoon. Thomas already
mentioned some of the birds we saw. Overall, water levels were rather high
and shorebird numbers disappointingly low.

Our highlights included:

Greater White-fronted Goose: a couple of small flocks
Cinnamon Teal: 20+
American White Pelican: 30
American Bittern: 1 (heard)
Sora: 1 (heard)
Black-bellied Plover: ca. 100 (seen by John Sullivan; we were able to see
about 20-30 of those at a great distance, plus one close flyover)
Dunlin: 200+
Least Sandpiper: 25-30
Long-billed Dowitcher: a few small flocks
Purple Martin: 1
good numbers of Common Yellowthroats and Yellow-rumped Warblers (both
Myrtle and Audubon's), and several Orange-crowned Warblers

On the way back to Corvallis, Oscar, Adrian and I stopped at Finley NWR.
Our best birds there were 3 YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS at the Bruce Rd.
scrape pond, and at the Conservation Wetland along Finley Rd. we found 1
LESSER YELLOWLEGS with 4 GREATERS and a small flock of LEAST SANDPIPERS
with about 30 DUNLIN.

Happy Spring Migration

Hendrik

_________________________
Hendrik G. Herlyn
Corvallis, OR


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Subject: Spanish Head 4/13
From: "Phil Pickering" <philliplc AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:47:56 -0700
7:15-8:15 AM, sunny with fog onshore to the
south, everything moving north unless noted

500 Red-throated Loon
4500 Pacific Loon (60-300/min during first 1/2 hour,
           steady but diminishing after)
10 Common Loon
1 Red-necked Grebe
4 Western Grebe
25 Double-crested Cormorant
300 Brandt's Cormorant (70% S)
50 Pelagic Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron (S)
25 Green-winged Teal
1 Black Scoter
1 White-winged Scoter
400 Surf Scoter
2 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Black-bellied Plover
6 Whimbrel
70 dowitcher sp.
50 Dunlin
150 Western/Least
400 calidris sp.
1 Bonaparte's Gull
1 California Gull
60 Western Gull
5 Glaucous-winged Gull
90 Caspian Tern
6000+ Common Murre
1 Pigeon Guillemot
4 Marbled Murrelet
3 Rhinoceros Auklet
1 Tufted Puffin
1 Barn Swallow

Phil
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Subject: Re: IMPORTANT WORD from the Moderators, please do not ignore!
From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc AT empnet.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:29:17 -0800
Dave, this is a smart move on your part.  Yahoo was the host of my office's
email server.  When they changed things, our internal server crashed.  It
took two weeks, over $6,000 in tech bills and a switch to GoDaddy.com before
we got up and running again.  If you try to deal with it internally you are
going to create nothing but trouble.

 

Tom Crabtree, Bend

 

From: obol-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:obol-bounce AT freelists.org] On Behalf
Of DJ Lauten and KACastelein
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:30 AM
To: OBOL
Subject: [obol] IMPORTANT WORD from the Moderators, please do not ignore!

 

Hello folks,

We apologize for this notice and the potential outcomes, but we are doing
our best to deal with a difficult technical situation.  

Along with all other listservs across the world, OBOL has been affected by a
recent change in security from Yahoo.  OBOL moderators have been scrambling
to take care of members getting bounced and to come up with a fix. 

 

A good explanation from slashdot.com is copied below, if you are interested
in reading more about what is going on. You can also google Yahoo DMARC.

 

Unfortunately, everything we have read and been told by experts is that this
security change within Yahoo is "breaking mailing lists all over the world"
and the only solution is to ban Yahoo users from joining the list, and to
ask them to sign up with another email address such as gmail. 

 

If you notice that you suddenly stop receiving emails from OBOL or that your
posts are not appearing, please contact us right away. 

If you are subscribed to OBOL using a Yahoo address, please contact us right
away.

In the next few days, we will be trying to contact all of our Yahoo users
and discuss options with them. 

If your have a msn or comcast account, you may also have been effected BUT
it is not an msn and comcast problem so there should be no need to make any
changes if you use those services.   The change is yahoo has caused problems
with these service providers also.   

Please remember this is not something the moderators have control over, and
we are trying our best to find solutions.   Please be patient with us!

Thanks

 

OBOL Moderators

 

 

On April 8, Yahoo implemented a new DMARC policy that essentially bars any
Yahoo user from accessing mailing lists hosted anywhere except on Yahoo and
Google. While Yahoo is the initiator, it also affects Comcast, AT&T, Rogers,
SBCGlobal, and several other ISPs. 

 

Internet Engineering Council expert John R. Levine, a specialist in email
infrastructure and spam filtering, said, 'Yahoo breaks every mailing list in
the world including the IETF's
 ' on the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) list. 

 

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is a
two-year-old proposed standard that is intended to curb email abuse,
including spoofing and phishing. Unfortunately, as implemented by Yahoo, it
claims most mailing list users as collateral damage. Messages posted to
mailing lists (including listserv, mailman, majordomo, etc) by Yahoo
subscribers are blocked when the list forwards them to other Yahoo (and
other participating ISPs) subscribers. List members not using Yahoo or its
partners are not affected and will receive posts from Yahoo users. Posts
from non-Yahoo users are delivered to Yahoo members. So essentially those
suffering the most are Yahoo's (and Comcast's, and AT&T's, etc) own
customers. Their best proposed solution is to ban Yahoo email users from
mailing lists and encourage them to switch to other ISPs."

 

"I noticed this because I got a blizzard of bounces from my church mailing
list, when a subscriber sent a message from her yahoo.com account, and the
list got a whole bunch of rejections from Gmail, Hotmail, Comcast, and Yahoo
itself. This is definitely a DMARC problem, the bounces say so," says
Levine.

 

This weakness in the mailing lists is not just restricted to only the Yahoo!
subscribers, in fact the subscribers at Gmail, Hotmail, Comcast etc are also
facing it. There are a number of different bounces that people are reporting
due to Yahoo publishing a DMARC record of p=reject.

 

"Since Yahoo mail provokes bounces from lots of other mail systems, innocent
subscribers at Gmail, Hotmail, etc. not only won't get Yahoo subscribers'
messages, but all those bounces are likely to bounce them off the lists,"
Levin says, adding, "A few years back we had a similar problem due to an
overstrict implementation of DKIM ADSP, but in this case, DMARC is doing
what Yahoo is telling it to do.

 

"HOW TO KEEP YOUR 'MAILING LIST' UP!

Levine offers three suggestions for people who run mailing lists or other
mail software that might legitimately pass on a yahoo.com message, to
improve the condition:

*	Suspend posting permission of all yahoo.com addresses, to limit
damage
*	Tell Yahoo users to get a new mail account somewhere else, pronto,
if they want to continue using mailing lists
*	If you know people at Yahoo, ask if perhaps this wasn't such a good
idea.

It might sound like a perfectly reasonable security measure, Yahoo should
consider reversing the change.

 

 

 
Subject: Fw: Strycker Book
From: "Patrick Gallagher" <galacres AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:25:27 -0700


Since many in the OBOL community have followed and encouraged Noah Strycker's 
natural history writing career, I am no longer surprised by his many sucesses. 
But I was pleased to see his following is international. The international 
business magazine, The Economist, in its April 5 edition, had a complimentary 
review of his new book, The Thing with Feathers: the Surprising Lives of Birds 
and What They Reveal About Being Human. 


Kudos on the bigger horizon, Noah!

Patrick Gallagher
Salem

---
This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection 
is active. 

http://www.avast.com
Subject: Coos PRAIRIE FALCON
From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:34:47 -0700
The past week with clear weather and strong northwest winds produced 
good northward bird movements.   We've seen numerous AMERICAN PIPITS 
working north, many RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS migrating along the beach, good 
numbers of shorebirds particularly yesterday and lots of CACKLING GEESE 
and DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT flocks heading north. There have been 
FALCONS headed north all week also - the best individual was a PRAIRIE 
FALCON we saw heading north at Bandon Beach this morning - a rather rare 
site along the coast here.   Also the last few days there were large 
numbers of CASPIAN TERNS and GULLS headed north.

Cheers
Dave Lauten and Kathy Castelein
Bandon OR


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Subject: IMPORTANT WORD from the Moderators, please do not ignore!
From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:30:07 -0700
Hello folks,

We apologize for this notice and the potential outcomes, but we are 
doing our best to deal with a difficult technical situation.

Along with all other listservs across the world, OBOL has been affected 
by a recent change in security from Yahoo.  OBOL moderators have been 
scrambling to take care of members getting bounced and to come up with a 
fix.

A good explanation from slashdot.com  is copied 
below, if you are interested in reading more about what is going on. You 
can also google Yahoo DMARC.

Unfortunately, everything we have read and been told by experts is that 
this security change within Yahoo is "breaking mailing lists all over 
the world" and the only solution is to ban Yahoo users from joining the 
list, and to ask them to sign up with another email address such as gmail.

If you notice that you suddenly stop receiving emails from OBOL or that 
your posts are not appearing, please contact us right away.
If you are subscribed to OBOL using a Yahoo address, please contact us 
right away.
In the next few days, we will be trying to contact all of our Yahoo 
users and discuss options with them.

If your have a msn or comcast account, you may also have been effected 
BUT it is not an msn and comcast problem so there should be no need to 
make any changes if you use those services.   The change is yahoo has 
caused problems with these service providers also.

Please remember this is not something the moderators have control over, 
and we are trying our best to find solutions. Please be patient with us!

Thanks

OBOL Moderators


On April 8, Yahoo implemented a new DMARC policy that essentially bars 
any Yahoo user from accessing mailing lists hosted anywhere except on 
Yahoo and Google. While Yahoo is the initiator, it also affects Comcast, 
AT&T, Rogers, SBCGlobal, and several other ISPs.

Internet Engineering Council expert John R. Levine, a specialist in 
email infrastructure and spam filtering, said, 'Yahoo breaks every 
mailing list in the world including the IETF's 
' on 
the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) list.

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is 
a two-year-old proposed standard that is intended to curb email abuse, 
including spoofing and phishing. Unfortunately, as implemented by Yahoo, 
it claims most mailing list users as collateral damage. Messages posted 
to mailing lists (including listserv, mailman, majordomo, etc) by Yahoo 
subscribers are blocked when the list forwards them to other Yahoo (and 
other participating ISPs) subscribers. List members not using Yahoo or 
its partners are not affected and will receive posts from Yahoo users. 
Posts from non-Yahoo users are delivered to Yahoo members. So 
essentially those suffering the most are Yahoo's (and Comcast's, and 
AT&T's, etc) own customers. Their best proposed solution is to ban Yahoo 
email users from mailing lists and encourage them to switch to other ISPs."

“I noticed this because I got a blizzard of bounces from my church 
mailing list, when a subscriber sent a message from her yahoo.com 
 account, and the list got a whole bunch of rejections 
from Gmail, Hotmail, Comcast, and Yahoo itself. This is definitely a 
DMARC problem, the bounces say so,” says Levine.

This weakness in the mailing lists is not just restricted to only the 
Yahoo! subscribers, in fact the subscribers at Gmail, Hotmail, Comcast 
etc are also facing it. There are a number of different bounces that 
people are reporting due to Yahoo publishing a DMARC record of p=reject.

“Since Yahoo mail provokes bounces from lots of other mail systems, 
innocent subscribers at Gmail, Hotmail, etc. not only won't get Yahoo 
subscribers' messages, but all those bounces are likely to bounce them 
off the lists,” Levin says, adding, “A few years back we had a similar 
problem due to an overstrict implementation of DKIM ADSP, but in this 
case, DMARC is doing what Yahoo is telling it to do.

”*HOW TO KEEP YOUR 'MAILING LIST' UP!*
Levine offers three suggestions for people who run mailing lists or 
other mail software that might legitimately pass on a yahoo.com 
 message, to improve the condition:

  * Suspend posting permission of all yahoo.com 
    addresses, to limit damage
  * Tell Yahoo users to get a new mail account somewhere else, pronto,
    if they want to continue using mailing lists
  * If you know people at Yahoo, ask if perhaps this wasn't such a good
    idea.

It might sound like a perfectly reasonable security measure, Yahoo 
should consider reversing the change.


Subject: Harris Sparrow Cantrell Rd Lane County
From: Sally Hill <1sallyhill.9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:09:33 -0700
A Harris's Sparrow seen this morning at about 8:45 along Cantrell Road.
Seen just past the triangular East Coyote unit sign past the intersection
with K.R. Nielsen Rd. It was feeding along side of road  then flew north
into the under brush.

The bird had a bright beak seemed more yellow then pinkish, gray head with
black molting on head and throat extending to breast. Black occular spot.
Clear breast.    Brown streaked back and wing bar did not seem very
distinctive.  Legs appeared reddish in the sunlight.

Sally Hill
Eugene
Subject: Black Phoebe Nest near Toledo
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:45:24 -0700
Hi,

Chuck Philo has been seeing Black Phoebes in the Toledo and Hidden
Valley areas in recent months.  Hidden Valley is between Toledo and
Newport and is aptly named as access to it is on an easy-to-miss
narrow gravel road off north Yaquina Bay Road (see
http://goo.gl/maps/t30b7).

Today (April 13), Chuck reports that a pair of Black Phoebes has
nearly completed a nest in the west section of Hidden Valley, in the
general area where they were found during Christmas Bird Counts in
2012 & 2013.

Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon


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Subject: Lewis's Woodpecker near Crabtree, Linn County
From: "Jeff Harding" <jeffharding AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:33:21 -0700
There was a Lewis's Woodpecker just now on Thackaberry Sheep Farm, in the
oaks below the barns, visible from Griggs Drive. It was interacting with an
Acorn Woodpecker. Further along on Griggs, a Chipping Sparrow was singing on
territory, and currently an Anna's Hummingbird is doing display dives as I
type, with the sharp kewk  at the bottom of the loop. White-breasted
Nuthatches (Slender-billed) are feeding young in a box in the yard.

 

Good birding,

Jeff
Subject: Assertive Bushtit
From: Brandon Green <brandon.green18 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:00:44 -0700
For the past day and a half or so, a male Bushtit has been pecking at the
window of my shed.  I've seen other species attack their reflections in
windows/mirrors (especially mockingbirds and robins), but this was a new
one for me.

Also, a molting GC SPARROW was feeding in my yard a few minutes ago.  First
I've hosted in a good year or so.

Happy nesting season,
Brandon
Subject: Reports on Sunday birding please.
From: David Lantz <lantz503 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:36:51 -0700
I am planning to go birding Monday morning.   I would greatly appreciate
any reports from the Washington County and Portland area.   Again, being
new to birding there are still many birds that may be common to avid
birders but exciting to neophytes.   Example would be my first Savanna
sparrow and orange crowned warbler were yesterday.

Thanks,  David
Subject: Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest.
From: David Irons <llsdirons AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:31:59 +0000
If it's the place I'm thinking of on Melrose Rd. w. of Garden Valley Rd., this 
is a nest site that Canada Geese and Ospreys have taken turns with for decades. 

Dave IronsPortland, OR 

From: larspernorgren AT gmail.com
Subject: [obol] Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest.
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:41:23 -0700
To: obol AT freelists.org

This is more common (Canada Geese nesting eagle-style) than one might imagine. 
It is indeed a nesting bird. The loss to predators, coyotes, bear, foxes, is 
obviously lower. For the Vancouver Canada Goose (B. c. fulva--is this still a 
valid taxon?) such aerial nests are nearly a norm. Lars 

On Apr 13, 2014, at 8:29 AM, David Lantz wrote:When in Roseburg the other day 
along the Umpqua River there was a Canada Goose in an osprey nest about 40 feet 
of the ground. Was the bird just relaxing or might that actually nest that high 
of the ground? David 


 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest.
From: Marlowe Kissinger <rosebudgurl AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:49:44 -0700
I never knew that till I saw it about a week ago in Grants Pass. Out at the 
Robertson Bridge there are two Osprey nests. I asked Dennis Vroman about it and 
he said last year when the Osprey came back the goose was in their nest so they 
built a new nest on the other side of the bridge. I tell you I learn something 
new everyday. 


     Marlowe

Picture of the goose last week.

http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx156/rosebudgurl/gosenest7_zpse3df7577.jpg

Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:36:06 -0700
Subject: [obol] Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest.
From: atowhee AT gmail.com
To: lantz503 AT gmail.com
CC: obol AT freelists.org

Canada geese like high perches for nesting. At Malheur they nest on the top of 
cliff faces, sometimes sixty feet high or more. When researching my book for 
birding along I-5 I kept a non-scientific count and believe over half the nest 
platforms visible along the route are used annually by nesting Canada Geese. 
BTW near the platform you cite, the Osprey are nesting this year on an 
long-used nest atop the railroad trestle that is parallel I-5 and just to the 
west of it,. They don't migrate so they often get to the nest platform before 
Osprey return...and nobody wants to mess with an angry, aggressive Canada 
Goose, easier to go elsewhere. 



On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 8:29 AM, David Lantz  wrote:

When in Roseburg the other day along the Umpqua River there was a Canada Goose 
in an osprey nest about 40 feet of the ground. Was the bird just relaxing or 
might that actually nest that high of the ground? 



David


-- 
Harry Fullerauthor of FREEWAY BIRDING, see: freewaybirding.com

Atowhee AT gmail
http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com

 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest.
From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:41:23 -0700
This is more common (Canada Geese nesting eagle-style) than one might imagine. 
It is indeed a nesting bird. The loss to predators, coyotes, bear, foxes, is 
obviously lower. For the Vancouver Canada Goose (B. c. fulva--is this still a 
valid taxon?) such aerial nests are nearly a norm. Lars 

On Apr 13, 2014, at 8:29 AM, David Lantz wrote:

> When in Roseburg the other day along the Umpqua River there was a Canada 
Goose in an osprey nest about 40 feet of the ground. Was the bird just relaxing 
or might that actually nest that high of the ground? 

> 
> David
> 
Subject: Re: Canada Goose in osprey nest.
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:36:06 -0700
Canada geese like high perches for nesting.  At Malheur they nest on the
top of cliff faces, sometimes sixty feet high or more.  When researching my
book for birding along I-5 I kept a non-scientific count and believe over
half the nest platforms visible along the route are used annually by
nesting Canada Geese.  BTW near the platform you cite, the Osprey are
nesting this year on an long-used nest atop the railroad trestle that is
parallel I-5 and just to the west of it,.  They don't migrate so they often
get to the nest platform before Osprey return...and nobody wants to mess
with an angry, aggressive Canada Goose, easier to go elsewhere.


On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 8:29 AM, David Lantz  wrote:

> When in Roseburg the other day along the Umpqua River there was a Canada
> Goose in an osprey nest about 40 feet of the ground.   Was the bird just
> relaxing or might that actually nest that high of the ground?
>
> David
>



-- 
Harry Fuller
author of FREEWAY BIRDING, see: *freewaybirding.com
*
Atowhee AT gmail
http://www.towhee.net
my birding blog: atowhee.wordpress.com
Subject: Canada Goose in osprey nest.
From: David Lantz <lantz503 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:29:38 -0700
When in Roseburg the other day along the Umpqua River there was a Canada
Goose in an osprey nest about 40 feet of the ground.   Was the bird just
relaxing or might that actually nest that high of the ground?

David
Subject: Eugene Birders Night (SWOC) meets April 14 with Birds of Australia Presentation
From: Ellen Cantor <ellencantor AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:17:21 -0700
The next Eugene Birders Night (SWOC) meeting will be held Monday April 14,
2014 at 7 pm at the McNail-Riley house, 601 W 13th Ave, Eugene. The
McNail-Riley House is the restored historic house at the NW corner of W.
13th Ave. and Jefferson St. The parking area, located immediately west of
the McNail-Riley House, can be accessed from Jefferson St. via the driveway
located immediately north of the M-R House.

We will start with the usual sharing of recent sightings and discussion,
then John and Laura Sullivan will show photos from their trip to Australia.

 No entrance fees! All are welcome!

Ellen in Eugene
Subject: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
From: Treesa Hertzel <Autumn207 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:26:00 -0700
From: ebird-alert AT cornell.edu
Subject: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert 
Date: April 13, 2014 4:09:25 AM PDT

*** Species Summary:

Horned Grebe (1 Union)
Black-necked Stilt (2 Jackson)
Snowy Plover (1 Harney)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (2 Benton, 1 Jackson)
Western Kingbird (1 Jackson)
Nashville Warbler (1 Multnomah)
Swamp Sparrow (1 Jackson)
Lazuli Bunting (1 Douglas, 1 Jackson)
Bullock's Oriole (1 Jackson)

---------------------------------------------
 View this alert on the web at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35555
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
Subject: Vaux's Swifts at Agate Hall in Eugene
From: Barbara Combs <bcombs232 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:33:24 -0700
Spurred on by the scattered reports of Vaux's Swifts this week, I decided
to do a sit-in at Agate Hall tonight.

87 Vaux's Swifts entered the chimney between 8:02 and 8:14.

No Cooper's Hawks were present.

-- 
Barbara Combs   obie '70
Lane County, OR
Subject: Fern Ridge Fisher Unit
From: John Sullivan <Oropendolas AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:09:19 -0700
Hello All,

From the Royal Avenue Observation Platform, Luke Ferrenburg, Kelsey O'Sullivan 
and I found one HORNED GREBE in breeding plumage in the pond to the east. From 
the dike to the west and south, looking back towards the observation platform, 
were two breeding plumage EARED GREBES. A pair of REDHEAD and a single drake 
EURASIAN WIGEON were in the same area. A large flock of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 
many in full breeding plumage were hopping around like rock pipers on Caspian 
Tern Island at the west end of Royal Avenue. Hendrik Herlyn, Oscar Harper, 
Adrian Hinkle, Thomas Meinzen and I stopped at the Royal oak grove on our way 
out just in time to watch an adult SHARP-SHINNED HAWK zip into the lone oak 
west of the grove, which reinforced our suspicion that no Lewis's Woodpecker 
was hiding in the branches there. 


Good Birding,

John Sullivan
Springfield, OR

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Subject: Fern Ridge and Finley birds
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:35:50 -0700 (PDT)
Hello all,

Oscar Harper and I birded with Adrian Hinkle and Thomas Meinzen at Fern Ridge 
(Royal Ave.) this afternoon. Thomas already mentioned some of the birds we saw. 
Overall, water levels were rather high and shorebird numbers disappointingly 
low. 


Our highlights included:

Greater White-fronted Goose: a couple of small flocks

Cinnamon Teal: 20+
American White Pelican: 30

American Bittern: 1 (heard)
Sora: 1 (heard)
Black-bellied Plover: ca. 100 (seen by John Sullivan; we were able to see about 
20-30 of those at a great distance, plus one close flyover) 

Dunlin: 200+
Least Sandpiper: 25-30
Long-billed Dowitcher: a few small flocks
Purple Martin: 1
good numbers of Common Yellowthroats and Yellow-rumped Warblers (both Myrtle 
and Audubon's), and several Orange-crowned Warblers 


On the way back to Corvallis, Oscar, Adrian and I stopped at Finley NWR. Our 
best birds there were 3 YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS at the Bruce Rd. scrape pond, 
and at the Conservation Wetland along Finley Rd. we found 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS 
with 4 GREATERS and a small flock of LEAST SANDPIPERS with about 30 DUNLIN. 


Happy Spring Migration

Hendrik
 
__________________________
Hendrik G. Herlyn
Corvallis, OR

"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home."
     -- Gary Snyder
Subject: Forest Birds - Nest Building Male Pacific Wren
From: Jack Williamson <jack.williamson.jr AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:29:45 -0700
A walk through Cook's Butte today in search of possible nesting Cooper's
Hawk lead me to an extraordinary encounter with a male Pacific Wren singing
on territory and nest building. They make the coolest nests! Thankfully,
the coop eventually showed up briefly as a flyby while I was driving home -
one picture. On a loosely related forest-bird-tangent - I tacked a few
images on to the end this post of possible small-owl nesting cavities that
I've come across recently and then staked out for several days during the
crepuscular period with no joy. Your thoughts on the images of the possible
nesting cavities will be much appreciated.

http://www.jack-n-jill.net/blog/2014/4/forest-birds

-- 
Jack Williamson
West Linn, Oregon
Subject: Marsh Sandpiper update - Cal
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:00:23 -0700
For those who don't follow the national birding news, a Marsh Sandpiper has
been seen southwest of Sacramento, CA for the last four days.  It was still
there today.  This is the first spring record for non-Alaskan North America
and I think the second or third for the ABA area south of Alaska.

It won't stay there forever, and especially owing to the valley location, it
is basically a one-day flight from the western interior valley birding sites
of Oregon.  

So keep an eye on those yellowlegs flocks in the coming week.

-- 
Alan Contreras

acontrer56 AT gmail.com

Eugene, Oregon




Subject: Sandhill Crane - Cape Blanco
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:07:10 -0700
Joni Dawning reports a Sandhill Crane in the Cape Blanco area today, seen at
the large marsh just east of the Hughes House turnoff.

-- 
Alan Contreras

acontrer56 AT gmail.com

Eugene, Oregon




Subject: First-of-Year Birds
From: Thomas Meinzen <thomasmeinzen AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:50:44 -0700
It was a good day for First-of-Year birds here in Eugene:

FOY:
Chipping Sparrow - front of Marist High School, before taking the ACT
Black-throated Gray Warbler - East Bank Bike Path of the Willamette River
Barn Swallow - above Beltline while biking
Common Yellowthroat - Meadowlark Prairie, FRR
Vaux's Swift - A pair soaring and calling above Royal Ave. near Meadowlark
Prairie
American White Pelican - at Fern Ridge with Adrian Hinkle, Hendrik Herlyn
and Oscar Harper (also met John Sullivan, Luke Ferrenburg, and Kelsey
O'Sullivan out there today)
Greater White-fronted Goose
Least Sandpiper
Black-bellied Plover - last three all from Fern Ridge

Also, our winter resident male Townsend's Warbler is still visiting the
suet feeder daily, and a White-throated Sparrow continues at our feeders. I
guess someone forgot to tell them winter's over!

Good birding,
Thomas Meinzen
Eugene
Subject: Ankeny Western Kingbird - Marion County
From: "Jeff Harding" <jeffharding AT centurytel.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:16:22 -0700
Marty Cunningham and I found a WESTERN KINGBIRD at Pintail Marsh, Ankeny NWR
this afternoon. It was flycatching actively from the hedgerow along the west
side of the marsh, close to Wintel Road. There was also a HORNED GREBE,
transitioning into breeding plumage, and a SNOW GOOSE, possibly the one seen
the other day by Herlyn, Harper, Hinkle, Hinkle and Contreras the other day.
That bird was across the railroad tracks in the field by the willow tree
pull-out. There were a few (at least two) CHIPPING SPARROWS at the Pintail
Pullout, and the trees were full of Yellow-rumped Warblers both Myrtle and
Audubon's in bright plumage. We only detected one or two ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLERS, though. The swallows included at least one each of the CLIFF and
BARN, several of the NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED and gobs of TREE and
VIOLET-GREEN.

 

Good birding,

Jeff 
Subject: Saturday, May 10 - Lane County North American Migration Count
From: bcombs232 AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:41:27 -0700
This spring the Lane County NAMC will be held on Saturday, May 10.

I would appreciate it if you would let me know in advance if you plan to 
participate, and what areas you plan to cover. If you are unable to make plans 
and go birding on that day, that's okay, too. I'll be happy to accept any data 
you can provide and include it on our list. 


I will be sending out the data sheets some time during the week prior to the 
count. 


Happy Spring!



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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire north of Cochran (Tillamook Co)
From: Stefan Schlick <greenfant AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:05:33 -0400
Along an unnamed logging road north of Cochran Pond there were a Western 
Bluebird, a hooting Sooty Grouse and a singing Townsend's Solitaire (45.7275N, 
123.4294W) this late morning. The general area is 6mi west of Timber, OR. The 
logging road can be found heading west/north around 150ft from the intersection 
Wheeler Pond Rd & Cochran Rd intersection (google Cochran Pond to get started). 

Stefan SchlickHillsboro, OR 		 	   		  
Subject: Oaks Bottom Greater Yellowlegs
From: Linda Leavens <leavens4209 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:45:35 -0700
About 9 this am there were 12 Greater Yellowlegs at the north end of the pond. 
After being harassed by crows for about 5 minutes they flew off to the north. 
Also present 2 juvenile Bald Eagles. Yesterday I saw a pair of Cinnamon Teal, 
only the 2nd time I have seen one there in 10 years. 


Linda
Portland

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Subject: Re: [birding] Benton Co House wren
From: "bob altman" <baltman AT peak.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:28:01 -0700
House wren also at Peavy Arboretum north of Corvallis this am.

Bob Altman
American Bird Conservancy
311 NE Mistletoe
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-745-5339



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Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:15 AM
To: Oregon Birds Online; 'Midvalley Birding'
Subject: [birding] Benton Co House wren

Hi all-

 We have a HOUSE WREN singing here this morning!  It's a week or 10 days
earlier than usual.  The violet-green and tree swallows have only been here
a week or so, staking out their boxes ( a week to 2 weeks later than usual).
Usually they have more time to establish themselves before more competition
arrives.  Kind of a wacky spring. 

Karan Fairchild
6 mi SW of Philomath, eastern foothills of Coast Range

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Subject: Benton Co House wren
From: "Karan Fairchild" <alderspr AT peak.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:15:24 -0700
Hi all-

 We have a HOUSE WREN singing here this morning!  It's a week or 10 days
earlier than usual.  The violet-green and tree swallows have only been here
a week or so, staking out their boxes ( a week to 2 weeks later than usual).
Usually they have more time to establish themselves before more competition
arrives.  Kind of a wacky spring. 

Karan Fairchild
6 mi SW of Philomath, eastern foothills of Coast Range



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Subject: Lower Table Rock report
From: Ellen Cantor <ellencantor AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:50:09 -0700
Yesterday, April 11, Jill Hubbird, Diane Horgan, and I birded Lower Table
Rock, east of Central Point.  The weather was glorious as were the
wildflowers (and poison oak).  Still some vernal pools on top of the butte,
but no Pipits or Lark Sparrows on this trip. Here's our list, more or less
in order of appearance:

Turkey Vultures (many soaring)
Acorn Woodpecker (heard from parking lot)
Lewis' Woodpecker (1 at start of trail)
Tree Swallows

     the following in the ceanothus/oak grove in the first part of the
trail:
Oak Titmouse (many, singing, one carrying nest material, ubiquitous along
trail)
Bushtit pair w/ nest hidden in a tangle of dead mistletoe
flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers (Audubon)
Western Bluebirds (near cavity hole but we didn't see them go in)
Spotted Towhee (a few)
Lesser Goldfinch (many)
California Towhee (1)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (pairs)
Chipping Sparrow (singing, several along length of hike)
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher (in lower and higher ceanothus patches, many pairs,
singing)

     along trail:
White-breasted Nuthatch (pair)
Purple Finch (singing)

     top of Lower Table Rock:
Savannah Sparrow (bright w/ yellow streak extending back from lores)
Violet-Green Sparrows
Orange-crowned Warbler

     trail return
Bewick's Wren (singing)
Coopers Hawk

     Road:
W. Meadowlark
Merlin (I-5, just south of Merlin exit)

Happy Spring!
Ellen
Subject: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert
From: Treesa Hertzel <Autumn207 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:44:27 -0700
From: ebird-alert AT cornell.edu
Subject: [eBird Alert] Oregon Rare Bird Alert 
Date: April 12, 2014 4:08:15 AM PDT

*** Species Summary:

Sandhill Crane (Lesser) (1 Columbia)
Black-necked Stilt (1 Jackson)
Baird's Sandpiper (1 Jackson)
Western Kingbird (2 Douglas, 2 Harney, 1 Jackson, 1 Josephine)
Cassin's Vireo (1 Multnomah)
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) (2 Harney)
Nashville Warbler (1 Harney, 1 Multnomah)
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (1 Harney)
Hooded Oriole (1 Curry)

---------------------------------------------
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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
Subject: Re: Jackson Co Baird's Sandpiper
From: Tim Rodenkirk <garbledmodwit AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:25:22 -0700 (PDT)
The Coos Baird's that Dave and Kathy found were the earliest on record for 
spring by 19 days!  Definitely not a species seen most years in the spring. 


Merry migration!
Tim R
Coos Bay
On Friday, April 11, 2014 11:40 PM, Russ Namitz  wrote:
 
Tom~

Yes, of course.  I can believe I omitted those, especially since I had a 
conversation about them with both Chuck & Judy.   


The bird here was in similar plumage, not fully molted into its crisp breeding 
plumage. 


Cheers,
Russ Namitz
Medford

________________________________
From: tc AT empnet.com
To: namitzr AT hotmail.com; obol AT freelists.org
Subject: RE: [obol] Jackson Co Baird's Sandpiper
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:08:12 -0800


Russ, there were also two Baird’s at the Prineville Sewage Ponds at the end 
of March.  Its’ stacking up to be quite the year for Baird’s. 

 
Tom Crabtree
Bend
 
From:obol-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:obol-bounce AT freelists.org] On Behalf Of 
Russ Namitz 

Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 6:56 PM
To: OBOL Freelist
Subject: [obol] Jackson Co Baird's Sandpiper
 
At Kirtland Ponds this afternoon, there were 3 BLACK-NECKED STILTS (not annual, 
but nested last year) and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER!  Pretty unusual to see a spring 
migrant in Oregon although Dave Lauten saw one on the beach in Coos Co this 
spring as well.   

 
Good birding,
Russ Namitz
Medford
Subject: Re: Jackson Co Baird's Sandpiper
From: Russ Namitz <namitzr AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:39:57 -0700
Tom~

Yes, of course. I can believe I omitted those, especially since I had a 
conversation about them with both Chuck & Judy. 


The bird here was in similar plumage, not fully molted into its crisp breeding 
plumage. 


Cheers,
Russ Namitz
Medford

From: tc AT empnet.com
To: namitzr AT hotmail.com; obol AT freelists.org
Subject: RE: [obol] Jackson Co Baird's Sandpiper
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:08:12 -0800

Russ, there were also two Baird’s at the Prineville Sewage Ponds at the end of 
March. Its’ stacking up to be quite the year for Baird’s. Tom CrabtreeBend 
From: obol-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:obol-bounce AT freelists.org] On Behalf Of 
Russ Namitz 

Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 6:56 PM
To: OBOL Freelist
Subject: [obol] Jackson Co Baird's Sandpiper At Kirtland Ponds this afternoon, 
there were 3 BLACK-NECKED STILTS (not annual, but nested last year) and a 
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER! Pretty unusual to see a spring migrant in Oregon although 
Dave Lauten saw one on the beach in Coos Co this spring as well. Good 
birding,Russ NamitzMedford