[birding] Kites, swans, and Lewis's Woodpecker south of Monmouth

Joel Geier joel.geier at peak.org
Mon Mar 19 07:59:40 PDT 2018

[Zumwalt Rd is off of Elkins Rd, a few miles south of Monmouth, then
west a couple miles. Maple Grove Rd. and Priem Rds. are off of Airlie
Rd. a couple miles north of Airlie.]

From: Caleb Centanni <caleb at centanni.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:01:56 -0700
Subject: [obol] Airlie and Maple Grove this afternoon

Hi all,
Following Bill and Roy's sightings, my mom and I drove our normal Airlie
course this afternoon. On Airlie [Rd] near Simpson was a single
Trumpeter and two Tundra Swans, as Roy reported. A Rough-legged Hawk and
one, possibly two distant WHITE-TAILED KITES were visible from Priem and
Maple Grove Roads. West of Maple Grove [Rd.] was the aforementioned
leucistic Red-tail and a Merlin in the location marked "Lewisville" on
Google Maps.

We then drove up Zumwalt Road and found one LEWIS'S WOODPECKER remaining
from the winter.

On a side note, Violet-green Swallows were in Independence Wednesday,
and good numbers of Rufous Hummers have been visiting our feeder since
last weekend. Spring is here!

Good birding,
Caleb Centanni

Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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