[birding] River Bend Park - copied message

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Sat Jul 7 12:32:20 PDT 2007


Copied below was a posting on OBOL may be of interest.

From: Phyllis Bailey <pbgrebe2004 at yahoo.com>
> My husband and I spent July 3 and 4 at a beautiful new park in Linn Co. on the 
> Santiam R., River Bend. Plenty of lush vegetation meant a good number of 
> shrub-loving birds, with a particular standout being a gorgeous male 
> MCGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, who sang twice in full view from the top of a tree near 
> what must have been his nest-site. We observed CEDAR WAXWINGS carrying nesting 
> materials, heard OLIVE-SIDED AND WILLOW FLYCATCHERS all around the area, and 
saw 
> and heard PILEATED WOODPECKERS and RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS and HAIRY 
> WOODPECKERS. On the river were SPOTTED SANDPIPERS as well as two sets of 
COMMON 
> MERGANSER families, one with three almost grown young, the other with five 
> fairly small ducklings. SWAINSON'S  THRUSHES serenaded us constantly, until 
> after dark in one case. Also in good numbers were BLACK-THROATED GRAY 
WARBLERS, 
> SONG SPARROWS, and AMERICAN ROBINS. Two OSPREYS perched on snags over the 
river. 
> It's a very nice spot, and worth stopping in if you need a break
>  coming or going on Highway 20. It's east of Sweet Home a few miles, not far 
> from Cascadia State Park, on the same side of the highway.
> 
> Happy birding, all. . .
> 
> Phyllis Bailey, Corvallis   



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