[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 10-3-13

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 2 23:58:46 PDT 2013


- RBA
* Oregon
* Portland
* October 3, 2013
* ORPO1310.03

- birds mentioned

Snow Goose
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
LAYSAN ALBATROSS
Sooty Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Brown Pelican
Turkey Vulture
Swainson¹s Hawk
American Golden-Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Dunlin
Parasitic Jaeger
Heermann¹s Gull
Arctic Tern
Elegant Tern
SEDGE WREN
Bewick¹s Wren
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER
Palm Warbler
INDIGO BUNTING

- transcript

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

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report
was made Thursday October 3. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at
503-233-3976

Strog storms during the week brought only a few uncommon pelagic sightings.
On October 2 a LAYSAN ALBATROSS was on the ocean just off Silver Point south
of Cannon Beach. The day before a MANX SHEARWATER was with SOOTY SHEARWATERS
passing Cape Arago. By September 30 many dead and dying swallows were
reported from Ridgefield NWR and Fern Ridge Reservoir.

On September 27 an INDIGO BUNTING was at Summer Lake. A BLACK-THROATED-BLUE
WARBLER was at Fields, and a BEWICK¹S WREN was near Page Springs Campground
September 26. A possible SEDGE WREN was seen October 2 near the viewing
platform at Fern Ridge Reservoir.

Migrant TURKEY VULTURE kettles were reported during the week from Beaverton
and Eugene. The first SNOW GEESE are now arriving on Sauvie Island. BROWN
PELICANS, HEERMANN¹S GULLS, and ELEGANT TERNS continue along the coast with
most at Coos Bay and along the south coast.

On September 29 a PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER was at Coos Bay. That day seven
ARCTIC TERNS were at Yaquina Bay. An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER and early DUNLIN
were at the South Jetty of the Columbia River September 30.

A SWAINSON¹S HAWK passed over southwest Portland September 26. A PALM
WARBLER was photographed September 26 at the Fernhill Wetlands. On September
30 a HEERMANN¹S GULL, five, SURF SCOTERS, and a GREATER SCAUP were at the
Philomath Sewage Ponds. A SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER is now being seen at the
Fern Ridge Reservoir.

On October 1 three SURF SCOTERS were on Suttle Lake in Santiam Pass. At
Wickiup Reservoir September 29 were an ARCTIC TERN, a PARASITIC JAEGER, and
a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER.

That¹s it for this week.

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