[birding] Fwd: Sandhill Cranes over Silverton, Lapland Longspur SW of Tangent

Joel Geier joel.geier at peak.org
Tue Oct 24 05:28:26 PDT 2017

From: John Thomas <johnpam at mtangel.net>
Subject: [obol] Sandhills On the Move...
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:23:16 -0700

Ten Sandhill Cranes flew very low over our place at 1:30 this afternoon.
Waited to see if more would show up but no luck...The "window" here is
usually a clear day, a NE breeze (from the Gorge), and usually between
11:00 AM and 1:30 PM for us. We live under a main fall migration path
for cranes. . Saw 500+ two years ago in this migration window.

John Thomas
5 mi NE of Silverton (along Cascade foothills)

From: Roy Gerig <roygerig at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:36:30 -0700
Subject: [obol] Linn Co Lapland Lonspur, 10/23/17

The world has gone wack recently, and I woke to dense fog this morning
to boot.  We are glad we have birding we can do, here on obol.  I went
south to find a clearing in the fog and I hadn't found it yet at Davis
Road, in the prairie part of Linn County.

At the north end no Burrowing Owl was present.  Furthur south, where
there is a small native pine bush, it seems to be pine in retrospect,
and then two corner posts I saw 2 then more of HORNED LARKS, about 6
total.  Then 3-4 more birds, the first two I saw were AMERICAN PIPITS
then a female type LAPLAND LONGSPUR which had an ongoing tiff with the

There were Eagles and Ravens eating the sheep they had killed, in the
same area.
You can see what I'm saying
Roy Gerig, Salem OR

Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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