[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 8-8-13

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 8 00:13:55 PDT 2013


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* August 8, 2013
* ORPO1308.08

- birds mentioned

American White Pelican
Red-shouldered Hawk
Pacific Golden-Plover
Black-necked Stilt
Willet
Solitary Sandpiper
Long-billed Curlew
Franklin¹s Gull
Elegant Tern
Ash-throated Flycatcher
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER
Bank Swallow
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

- transcript

hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-6855
To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976 <hnehls6 at comcast.net>
coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report
was made Thursday August 8. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at
503-233-3976.

On August 2 a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen at Thief Valley Reservoir
south of LaGrande. An adult male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK feeding a fledgling
was near Toledo August 2.

Movements of migrant song birds were conspicuous during the week, although
shorebirds continue to involve the most reports. RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were
reported during the week from many areas of southern Oregon, especially east
of the Cascades.

Spawning anchovies are now coming close to shore and into estuaries
attracting large flocks of fish-eating birds. Among the swarm at Tierra del
Mar August 3 was a juvenile FRANKLIN¹S GULL.

On August 4 six ELEGANT TERNS were at Brookings. Two LONG-BILLED CURLEWS
were at Bandon August 6. On August 1 two WILLETS were at Tillamook Bay.

At the Sandy River Delta near Troutdale August 1 was an ASH-THROATED
FLYCATCHER. Among a swarm of swallows August 4 near the Troutdale Airport
were over 40 BANK SWALLOWS. Nine WHITE PELICANS passed over southwest
Portland August 4. At Baskett Slough NWR August 4 were 11 WHITE PELICANS,
seven BLACK-NECKED STILTS, and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER. A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER
in breeding plumage was at Fern Ridge Reservoir August 1.

At Wickiup Reservoir south of Bend August 3 were 350 WHITE PELICANS.
SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were seen during the week at Tumalo Reservoir west of
Bend, at Hatfield Lake east of Bend, and at Ladd Marsh SWA near LaGrande.

That¹s it for this week.

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