[Tweeters] Pacific Co this morning - 11/2/2015

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Mon Nov 2 13:45:50 PST 2015

I went over to Pacific Co to check out the Loggerhead Shrike reported
yesterday by Jeff Gilligan. I also planned to do a seawatch at North
Head, but got so distracted by the action along Sandridge Rd that I
didn't make it there.

I did not find Jeff's Shrike. I saw a first winter NORTHERN SHRIKE
on 95th St and got brief looks at what looked to be an adult Northern
on 85th (Ryan Merrill saw it better).

While on 95th, I spotted a TROPICAL KINGBIRD across the field to the
south. I managed identifiable photos from a distance. Suzy Whittey
also got to see it, sounds like maybe others did, too.

I found a second TROPICAL KINGBIRD in the same spot on Chinook Valley Rd
were I'd seen two on 10/23. It was actively catching some sort of
large bee-like things with spots on the wings. Also, herds of
RING-NECKED PHEASANT along the dike rd. All males. All suspiciously tame.

There were 122 MARBLED GODWITS at Ilwaco. The light was too bad to
pick out any other godwit types.

Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
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