[birding] Luckiamute Landing Red-eyed Vireo
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Sun Jun 9 14:49:34 PDT 2013
* RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS(;
On Jun 9, 2013 2:46 PM, "Hendrik Herlyn" <hhactitis at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> Oscar Harper, Tristen Hynes, Kellie Newman and I birded Luckiamute Landing
> in Polk County from 11 am to 1:45 pm today, mainly looking for the RED-EYED
> VIREO(S) recently reported from there. We walked all the way to where the
> trail meets the Willamette River without hearing or seeing our target bird
> (not too surprising, given our late start), but on the walk back we heard
> and then got excellent looks at a very cooperative RED-EYED VIREO singing
> right above our heads over the trail (not far from the gate where the trail
> enters the riparian woods). A lifer for my three companions, and a Polk
> County bird for me!
> In addition, we found a nice array of the usual riparian species,
> including OSPREY, BALD EAGLE, SPOTTED SANDPIPER and BELTED KINGFISHER at
> the Willamette. In the woods, we had several WARBLING VIREOS, many WESTERN
> WOOD-PEWEES and SWAINSON'S THRUSHES, YELLOW, WILSON'S and ORANGE-CROWNED
> WARBLERS, COMMON YELLOWTHROATS and BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS, plus 3 RED-NAPED
> SAPSUCKERS and a pair of HAIRY WOODPECKERS. The open area along the trail
> near the parking lot yielded several CHIPPING SPARROWS and LAZULI BUNTINGS,
> 2 MOURNING DOVES and a couple of RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS.
> All in all. a great mid-day outing in a beautiful area!
> Happy Birding
> Hendrik G. Herlyn
> Corvallis, OR
> "Nature is not a place to visit. It is home."
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