[midvalleybirds] re: Migrants overhead/overheard
qhjumper at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 22:13:05 PDT 2019
On Tuesday around 3:45 my daughter and I were walking across the parking
lot at the Albany Fred Meyer when we heard and quickly spotted a flock of
white-fronts heading south. Ahhh fall is in the air!
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:18:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: clearwater at peak.org
Subject: [midvalleybirds] Migrants overhead/overheard
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It seems later than the normal southward migration of Swainson's Thrushes
but last night, for the first time this fall, I heard a few soft "weep!"
calls from birds flying southward in the night.
Also seemingly on the late side for southward migration of Greater
White-fronted Geese (GWFG), yesterday Tom Love reported hearing a flock
flying over southern Washington County. With better weather today, it might
be a good day to listen for and spot flocks flying over the mid-valley
Calls of GWFG flocks have a "laughing" quality compared with the honking of
Canada Geese or the higher-pitched honks of Cackling Geese (which are also
starting to move south over our area). GWFG also tend to fly in wider and
often more disorganized/straggly V formations than the "white-cheeked"
happy fall migration,
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
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