[midvalleybirds] Fwd: Yamhill county notes, Eugene-Springfield Vesper Sparrow

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Sat Mar 28 06:37:40 PDT 2020

From: "Paul Sullivan" < paultsullivan at onlinenw.com > 
Subject: [obol] Yamhill county social distance ramble 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:16:42 -0700 

I did a 30-mile social distance ramble today to Fairdale Mineral Spring 
[ callto:(45.363364,-123.331188 | (45.363364,-123.331188 ] ), NW of Yamhill, to look for Band-tailed Pigeons. I 
found two (FOY for me). At the nearby N Yamhill River I heard a Kingfisher. 
Under the bridge I found lots of whitewash on the rocks and a dipper nearby 
(another FOY), a clear indication of a nest under the bridge. Just a 
quarter mile west up the road I found a cluster of 8 Varied Thrushes on the 
edge of the gravel, another nice find. 

Back home, a White-throated Sparrow turned up in the yard, the first since 
the 14th. The Lincoln's Sparrow has been here every day for a week. The 
female Townsend's Warbler shows up every couple days. The Fox Sparrow sings 
a snatch of song if the sun shines. The Purple Finches are more vocal. 

No Savannah Sparrows or cowbirds. Save those for next time. 

Good birding, everyone, 
Paul Sullivan 

From: Torrey G-T < tgagetomlinson at gmail.com > 
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:22:17 -0700 
Subject: [obol] Vesper Sparrow, Delta Ponds [Eugene-Springfield] 

Just had Vesper Sparrow at the footbridge at South Parking lot at Delta Ponds. Great looks but no decent photographs yet. Currently trying to relocate the bird. 


Joel Geier 
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis 

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