[birding] Eurasian wigeon @ Stewart Lake (& eBird data)
woodpecker97330 at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 9 17:57:54 PST 2013
Hi Mid-Valley birders,
Thanks for your report, Suzanne.
I reported the Eurasian Wigeon 2/25 and it has been seen there daily since (M-F) in the company of 40-80 American Wigeons. It was absent Friday morning and returned about 1:00, so they (the wigeons in general) do come and go some.
I bird the lake almost daily during the week (unless it's too rainy) and I am now entering data daily in eBird. Soon I plan to begin entering over 10 years of data into eBird as well.
If you are ever wondering about specifics, don't hesitate to contact me.
--- On Sat, 3/9/13, Suzanne Austin <suzannehaustin at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Suzanne Austin <suzannehaustin at gmail.com>
> Subject: [birding] Eurasian wigeon @ Stewart Lake
> To: "midvalleybirding" <birding at midvalleybirding.org>
> Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 4:44 PM
> Great views of a flashy male. Also, 4
> dunlin and 10 canvasbacks. The usual suspects were also
> Cheers, Suzanne and Tyler
> On Mar 9, 2013, at 13:31, Lisa Millbank <lisaaves at peak.org>
> > While on breaks from work yesterday, I wandered around
> at the Corvallis BMX track. I'd been enjoying some
> Ruby-crowned Kinglets, but at the edge of the grove of
> cottonwoods near SE Third St and the bike bridge, there was
> one Hutton's Vireo flitting around, catching insects in the
> sunshine. They're usually pretty tame little
> birds...this one seemed to have a vague curiosity, but was
> mostly indifferent toward me. It gave a few nasal,
> whiny chatters.
> > The vireo darted after some flying insects, and its
> bill made a snapping sound, barely audible over the traffic
> noise. It was very cute, and it would sit still long
> enough for me to admire it (certainly less frenetic than the
> Ruby-crowned Kinglets!). I enjoyed getting a close
> look at its slightly hook-tipped bill, and the prominent
> collection of hair-like "rictal bristles" at the base of the
> bill (as you can see in the pictures at https://groups.google.com/d/msg/mid-valley-nature/bR7C_cm6LN0/_0vaQwqD7wYJ).
> > Lisa Millbank
> > www.neighborhood-naturalist.com
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