[birding] Red-eyed Vireo still singing at Luckiamute State Natural Area

Joel Geier joel.geier at peak.org
Thu Jun 6 17:20:07 PDT 2013


Hi all,

Lisa Millbank mentioned that her & Don's e-mail is down due to a router
problem, so she won't be able to post this herself:

Before this afternoon's weeding event at Luckiamute State Natural Area's
North Unit (Luckiamute Landing), Lisa biked out and explored the trail
through the gallery forest to the boat-in campground. 

Just before where the trail comes out into the campground meadow, Lisa
heard a RED-EYED VIREO (likely the same one that Carolyn Kindell heard
on Tuesday evening) singing, way back in the woods. Later, on her way
back, she heard it a little closer to the trail.

Band-tailed Pigeons are also starting to show up in the woods now, as
the Red Elderberries are ripening. The nesting Ospreys raised a fuss as
an adult Bald Eagle soared over the area.

It was kind of a hot afternoon out in the planting area, but a few
songbirds were singing from shady areas nearby. No new wildflowers to
report, although Large-flowered Agoseris is starting to form buds now. A
couple of Tiger Swallowtails and a Lorquin's Admiral floated by. Lisa
tried to point out a Cuckoo Wasp that was hovering near the edge of the
trail, but I was too slow to see more than a small dark insect zipping
away.

Hopefully it'll be a little cooler tomorrow afternoon!

Happy birding/exploring,
Joel

--
Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis





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