[midvalleybirds] re: Migrants overhead/overheard

Deanna Emig 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!

Deanna Emig

Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:18:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: clearwater at peak.org
Subject: [midvalleybirds] Migrants overhead/overheard
To: Midvalley Birding Midvalley <birding at midvalleybirding.org>
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Hi all,

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,

Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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