[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 10-8-09

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 7 23:33:14 PDT 2009


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* October 8, 2009
* ORPO0910.08

- birds mentioned
Snow Goose
Eurasian Wigeon
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Swainson¹s Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Sabine¹s Gull
Lewis¹s Woodpecker
EASTERN PHOEBE
Violet-green Swallow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Varied Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Bohemian Waxwing
American Tree Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow

- transcript

hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-6855
To Report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976 <hnehls6 at comcast.net>
compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report
was made Thursday October 8. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at
503-233-3976.

On October 5 an EASTERN PHOEBE was reported from Calliope Crossing north of
Sisters.

A heavy surge of migrants arrived following the passage of a cold front
during the week. The most obvious were VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS, warblers,
sparrows and waterfowl. Many RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS were also reported.

On October 5 a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was near Florence. The next day one passed
the Bonney Butte Hawkwatch Station near Mt. Hood. On October 4 a
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen near Florence. 400 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and
7000 SURF SCOTERS passed Boiler Bay October 4. On October 5 a MOCKINGBIRD
was in Astoria.

On October 6 a flock of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was reported from Portland¹s
Washington Park. Also that day a flock of SNOW GEESE passed over Portland.
On October 5 a SWAINSON¹S HAWK was west of Newberg. Up to 20 LEWIS¹S
WOODPECKERS were reported during the week at a prescribed burn south of
Salem.

On October 1 a SABINE¹S GULL was at the mouth of the Deschutes River. A
EURASIAN WIGEON was seen October 2 at Hatfield Lake near Bend. An early TREE
SPARROW was photographed at Cabin Lake September 28.

That¹s it for this week.

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