[midvalleybirds] Fwd: Baskett Slough area larks etc., Monroe area cranes

clearwater at peak.org clearwater at peak.org
Sun Mar 3 09:24:49 PST 2019

On Sun, 2019-03-03 at 01:06 -0500, obol at freelists.org wrote: 
From: Roy Gerig <roygerig at gmail.com> 
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2019 12:13:23 -0800 
Subject: [obol] North Polk County gravel roads 3/2/19 

I drove down Livermore Road, then back up again this morning. There were 
no gulls where a flock had a 2nd year Glaucous Gull recently. One of our 
HORNED LARKS was in perennial Fescue about a mile south of the north end, 
just where I have seen it twice lately. I drive this 4.2 mile gravel road 
weekly or more. South from there a lone AMERICAN PIPIT looked forlorn on a 
bare dirt field, and a WESTERN BLUEBIRD. Furthur south a MERLIN flew low 
over the large hillside stubble field that looks good for Short Eared Owl. 
Nearby at a large WRP (now established wetland) I monitored more than 5 
years for birds and other living things an adult BALD EAGLE was in hot 
pursuit of a CACKLER but eventually missed it and at the South end of 
Livermore Rd I finally saw the SAY'S PHOEBE reported from the Dallas CBC, 
in the exact same spot as it was then (per the photo) while a dozen DUNLIN 
were in the wet field just west. 
A couple of miles west, along Enterprise Rd north of Beck Rd there were two 
of our HORNED LARKS, a new location as far as I know. Along Beck Rd going 
east I saw several groups of WESTERN BLUEBIRDS totaling 20-25 

Roy Gerig Salem OR 

From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren at gmail.com> 
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2019 18:06:16 -0800 
Subject: [obol] Ingram lsland Sandhill Cranes 

29180 East Ingram Island Road. 11 cranes flew over silently while l was 
talking to Linda, who lives at this address, 2nd from end of road. County 
bird for me. She claims they are regular, landing nearby. There have been 
sightings of 1,2 and 3 Sandhills between Lebanon and Finley Nov.-March the 
last decade . The ones tonight called faintly as they disappeared over the 

From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren at gmail.com> 
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2019 18:26:21 -0800 
Subject: [obol] Benton Sandhills relocated 

26431 Old River Rd, Monroe. Feeding in puddle 
Dusky Canada Geese loafing on the shore. This is a few miles north of 
where l first saw them 

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