[birding] Re: [obol] Linn Pyrrhuloxia
calliope at theriver.com
Wed Nov 12 11:08:40 PST 2008
Hi Randy and All,
Great find! Pyrrhuloxia is not a strongly migratory species, but it is
not sedentary and does wander some. I think there are records of long-
distance vagrants, but to be sure I just posted a question about its
vagrancy pattern to the North American Bird Distribution e-mail list (http://groups.google.com/group/NABirdDist
Randy or other visiting birders — please scatter seed in publicly
accessible brush piles! Safflower and sunflower seed would be best.
I'll be arriving in Corvallis in a week from tonight, and it would fun
if the bird were still around.
Senior Leader for WINGS
On Nov 12, 2008, at 11:39 AM, M & R Campbell wrote:
> I have a Pyrrhuloxia behind my house right now (10 am, Wed.) My
> house is in Peoria. Peoria is about ten miles south of Corvallis,
> east of the Willamette River, on Peoria Road. It shows up in the
> DeLorme Atlas, p. 47 A7. The old church is the most obvious
> landmark for this missable little town. Our house is 29756 Main
> Street, beside the river. It's bluegray with a junky front porch.
> We also own the little yellow Victorian place immediately to the
> south. If you want to hunt for this bird, park in front of the
> white shop between the two houses. No need to knock. The bird was
> hopping around among the ground feeders behind the blue house, and
> you are welcome to walk down the little road to look around, or head
> down to the river. (Warning: the owner of these properties has been
> described as an unpredictable rat-bastard, but I've always found him
> Oh, by the way, the Pyrr looks like a female, with only a hint of
> red on the crest, beside the eye, on the primaries, I think, and on
> the outer tail feathers. The bill is rounded and pale yellowish. I
> took some pictures which I will pass on sometime.
> There is a Black Phoebe in town, too, and probably some other good
> birds that I haven't seen.
> Randy Campbell
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> obol at oregonbirdwatch.org
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