[midvalleybirds] RE: birding Digest, Vol 162, Issue 10

Michael Mix mixm at comcast.net
Fri Sep 13 16:10:45 PDT 2019


What do I need to do to see all messages? Usually, only 2-4 are shown.
Thank you, Michael Mix

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Today's Topics:

   1. Logsdon Ridge (Carma Sue Henry)
   2. Flock of Cedar Waxwings.... (Marge Popp)
   3. Corvallis Vaux's Swifts (Mary Garrard)
   4. Re: [corvallis-birding] Corvallis Vaux's Swifts (MARK BALDWIN)
   5. Re: Corvallis Vaux's Swifts (Roger Freeman)
   6. Re: Corvallis Vaux's Swifts (nancy bee)
   7. Fwd: American Avocet, phalaropes & more at Sheridan sewage
      ponds 12 Sep (clearwater at peak.org)


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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:22:27 -0700
From: Carma Sue Henry <cshenry at bywordofmind.com>
Subject: [midvalleybirds] Logsdon Ridge
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About 20-25 Cedar Waxwings were hawking insects from the tops of the stand
of dead Doug fir last evening.B  First time we've seen them this year.B B
Juncos are coming back.B  In the last few days several House Finches have
started coming in to the sunflower seed feeders - much to the annoyance of
the resident Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches.B  Watched a
White-breasted fluff it's feathers and flap it's wings a one before
resorting to a beak poke.B  House Finches squabble amongst themselves so
much they probably aren't too intimidated by a Nuthatch.Flocks of both
American and Lesser Golfinches are thinning out, but still abundant.B  We
saw some begging/wing flutter activity mid-August but didn't know if it was
unusual to have such a late brood as the Goldfinches in Seattle were very
transient - didn't get a chance to do much observation.More Song Sparrows
are coming in - we've had several show up recently with no (very cute -
makes them look like tiny Kiwis) or very!
  few tail feathers, yet able to maneuver very well without them.B  Now
they're all grown back in.B  Seems to take about two weeks.B  Saw fully
tail-less SSp's last year as well.B  I've only seen one other fully
tail-less bird before (a Stellar's Jay in Seattle) and I don't know if this
is common during a molt, or more of a Song Sparrow thing.B  No
Golden-crowned, White-crowned or White-throated Sparrows yet - all are
abundant in winter.B  I've been watching for Vesper Sparrows but haven't
identified any yet.Black-headed Grosbeaks have been absent for about a
week.B  Evening Grosbeaks, which were infrequent in spring, have been fully
absent since end of July.Acorn Woodpecker activity at the feeders has become
very infrequent but they are working the oaks and doing a bit of insectB
hawking.For those who followed the injured Hairy Woodpecker story, I'm sad
report that he has not been seen for over a week.B  At last sighting he was
eating the suet we'd put back into the depths !
 of the Spruce tree for him and getting around quite well by foot; star
tingB to try his wings. If there was'nt rain, we kept some of the branches
sprayed and drippy so he'd have water. Both parents stayed nearby.B  We
haven't 'seen' any raccoons or coyotes in the yard; however Cooper's Hawks,
Red-tailed Hawks, a Merlin and Great-horned Owls are all active here.B  We
do have several skunks who can barely climb up the patio steps so it doesn't
seem like they'd be able to go after even an injured bird in a tree.B  I
haven't seen any feathers.B  Did hear a major ruckus last Sunday very early
AM, when a hawk took something out of the Spruce, but didn't have my glasses
on.B  It seemed pretty large and heavy, so I think it was a squirrel. Having
it happen so closeB to where the injured HairyB was sheltering doesn't bode
well.B  Both parents are still frequent visitors.

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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:18:42 -0700
From: Marge Popp <marge at jyo.com>
Subject: [midvalleybirds] Flock of Cedar Waxwings....
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seen near the Dunawi Creek bike path near the Birdie Dr off-ramp this
afternoon.
Marge


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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:04:13 -0700
From: Mary Garrard <springazure1 at gmail.com>
Subject: [midvalleybirds] Corvallis Vaux's Swifts
To: "corvallis-birding at googlegroups.com"
	<corvallis-birding at googlegroups.com>, 	Midvalley birders
	<birding at midvalleybirding.org>,	Mid-Valley Nature
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Cc: Beverly Clark <clark.bev9 at gmail.com>,	Larry Schwitters
	<leschwitters at me.com>
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Hi, Marge Alig and I and several neighbors observed 242 swifts enter a
chimney at a private residence near Weigand Hall tonight. It was a lovely
evening with a slight breeze and a few clouds to contrast against the pale
pink sky at sunset. Sunset tonight was at 7:30. Itb



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