Fw: This morning on Coxcomb Hill - 9/10/2000

WAYNE WEBER WAYNE_WEBER at bc.sympatico.ca
Tue Sep 12 04:35:13 PDT 2000

Mike (and OBOLinks and Tweeters),

Those were impressive numbers of Black-throated Gray, Townsend's, and
Hermit Warblers (not to mention the Townsend's-Hermit hybrids).
Out of curiosity, were any of these "high counts" from your monitoring
of numbers on Coxcomb Hill?

I also note that you reported several more of each of these 3 species
near your house the same morning. How far is your house from Coxcomb
Hill, and are any of these likely to have been some of the same birds?

I am especially intrigued by the high counts of Hermit Warblers. This
species is generally considered to be uncommon in southwestern
Washington (i.e., areas to the north of Astoria), although it is much
commoner in the southern Washington Cascades. Any comments?

Wayne C. Weber
Kamloops, BC
wayne_weber at bc.sympatico.ca

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Patterson <celata at pacifier.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list OBOL <OBOL at BOBO.NWS.ORST.EDU>
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2000 9:43 AM
Subject: This morning on Coxcomb Hill - 9/10/2000

>Coxcomb Hill, Astoria, Clatsop Co. OREGON

>9/10/2000 0820hr to 0915hr

>overcast fog and drizzle 16°C wind SW 14.5kph

>pressure 1011


>Northern Pygmy Owl 1

>American Crow 1

>Steller's Jay 1

>Bewick's Wren 2

>Winter Wren 1

>Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

>Black-capped Chickadee 16

>Golden-crowned Kinglet 18

>Hutton's Vireo 2

>Warbling Vireo 4

>Black-throated Gray Warbler 15

>Townsend's Warbler 17

>Hermit Warbler 17

>HermitxTownsend's 2

>Orange-crowned Warbler 3

>Wilson's Warbler 9

>warbler sp. 30

>Spotted Towhee 1

>Song Sparrow 4

>Red Crossbill 2


>total diversity 19

>total individuals 149


>Notes: Visibility was, again, very poor with heavy drizzle

>and fog. Near the top of the road I came across a very

>large flock of warblers many of them working the brush at

>eye level. Additional unidentifiable warbler could be

>seen and heard high in the spruces.



>Mike Patterson Alas, to wear the mantle of Galileo,

>Astoria, OR it is not enough to be persecuted

>celata at pacifier.com by an unkind establishment,

> you must also be right.

> ---Robert Park


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