[birding] Trumpeter (& Tundra) Swans back at SuverJunction, Polk County

Joel Geier joel.geier at peak.org
Sat Dec 20 16:17:25 PST 2008


Hi folks,

There is now a good opportunity in the mid-Willamette Valley to compare
TRUMPETER SWANS and TUNDRA SWANS side-by-side. 

This afternoon five Trumpeter Swans (including a couple of juveniles)
and eight Tundra Swans (also with a couple of youngsters) were in the
field on the NW side of Suver Junction (the intersection of Hwy 99W and
Suver/Airlie Rd.), in Polk County about 7 miles south of Monmouth.

Also of interest in the area were two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS along De Armond
Rd. (one at the north end and one at the south end of this road), which
is about 2 miles west of Hwy 99W on Airlie Rd., then south. 

An interesting dark hawk standing on the ground farther west along
Airlie Rd. (where it bends to the north) was probably a dark-morph Red-
tailed based on bill size, but most of the bird was hidden behind a
small rise, so might be worth another look.

Happy birding,
Joel

--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis




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