[Tweeters] RBA: Portland, OR 12-18-14

Harry Nehls hnehls6 at comcast.net
Wed Dec 17 23:47:22 PST 2014

* Oregon
* Portland
* December 18, 2014
* ORPO1412.18

- birds mentioned

Lesser Scaup
Brown Pelican
Golden Eagle
Red Knot
Red Phalarope
Glaucous Gull
Snowy Owl
Burrowing Owl
Short-eared Owl
Tropical Kingbird
Pinyon Jay
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Snow Bunting
American Tree Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Harris¹s Sparrow

- 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 December 18. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls
at 503-233-3976.

An INDIGO BUNTING is now being seen along Holladay Drive in Seaside. On
December 16 a TUFTED DUCK was seen among flock of LESSER SCAUP on the
Columbia River off Broughton Beach in North Portland. The Nestucca NWR BEAN
GOOSE continues.

The Fern Ridge Reservoir SNOWY OWL continues to be seen. The SNOWY OWL at
Dallas has moved to a new inaccessible location.

On December 11 the WILLET, two RED KNOTS, two RED PHALAROPES, and four BROWN
PELICANS were at Coos Bay. On December 13 four RED PHALAROPES were along
Beaver Creek south of Newport, and 26 BROWN PELICANS were at Seal Rocks
State Park. The BUROWING OWL continues to be seen at Yaquina Head. He SNOW
BUNTING continues along the Astoria waterfront. At least one TROPICAL
KINGBIRD continues in Astoria. On December 12 at least 11 RED PHALAROPES
were at the South Jetty of the Columbia River.

On December 15 a BURROWING OWL was in Vancouver, but did not remain. On
December 13 a MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE was in Vancouver. That day a GOLDEN EAGLE
was on Sauvie Island. A bright well-marked GLAUCOUS GULL was photographed
December 15 in Delta Park in North Portland. At least four SHORT-EARED OWLS
continue at Broughton Beach. On December 12 a SWAMP SPARROW at the Koll
Wetlands in Beaverton. A TREE SPARROW was seen December 16 at the Library at
Dawson Creek in Beaverton. A HARRIS¹S SPARROW continues at a Silverton
feeder. On December 14 four BARN SWALLOWS and a VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW were in
Salem. Two TREE SWALLOWS were at Ankeny NWR December 13.

On December 14 a flock of at least 32 PINYON JAYS were along Abbee Road near
Ukiah. Also near Ukiah nine TREE SPARROWS were along Mossie Road.

That¹s it for this week.

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