[Tweeters] 4 Zono days

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 10:26:47 PST 2018

Four Zonos in a 3 sparrow radius:
In early 2015 a Harris's Sparrow photobombed while I was taking a picture
of a White-throated Sparrow with White-crowned & Golden-crowned Sparrows at
the Poppoff sparrow patch. It's a rather poor photo, but was fun to get.


As for RULES: 640 mm equivalent lens at about 12' (4 Zonos in about a 3
sparrow radius); we do scatter seed here; I didn't use playback (relatively
heavily birded spot; rare visitors -- https://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
= real rules, albeit honor system); and the rarities happen to be
individuals I'd found. No chumming.

The Poppoff sparrow patch is near the southern end of the Yakima Greenway
Path, near the Yakima River, due east of the Yakima Airport. There's a
precise map link under my Flickr photo.

As during recent winters, a Harris's Sparrow is here, and this year we've
also hosted a "Red" Fox Sparrow, both continuing since at least November. I
found a White-throated close by in October. For several winters I've found
several White-throated Sparrows here on extended visits. White-crowned and
Golden-crowned are common. I put the patch here because it was the first
place I found a pair of White-throated Sparrows.

Good Birding,
Kevin Lucas
Selah, WA


On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 9:14 AM, Robert O'Brien <baro at pdx.edu> wrote:

> Are feeders, scattered grain, chumming allowed?

> Digiscoped seawatches?

> How about wide angle (e.g. cell phone) photos.


> We definitely need some RULES here.

> Bob OBrien Carver OR


> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 8:02 AM, Bob Archer <rabican1 at gmail.com> wrote:


>> I agree a 4 Zono day is doable in NW Oregon SW Washington. I have done

>> it several times , the challenge is to get a PHOTO of 4 Zonos all

>> together. It was a secret mission of mine, missed it by a few seconds

>> outside Eugene once. That same day, someone posted a photo of just such a

>> feat in same spot. Devastated, I have moved on to other lofty goals. Three

>> nuthatches or 5 shearwater in one photo (WA or OR only) are next, can

>> anyone spoil those for me? The shearwater I imagine as a Flesh-footed

>> flying through a large flock in fall and being able to find a Short-tailed

>> in the background. The nuthatches I almost got once, just could not shoo

>> them all on to the same branch.


>> Bob Archer

>> PDX




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