Some Weekend Sightings
- Sat, 6 Oct 2001 -- Several groups of ALEUTIAN CANADA GEESE were seen flying
along the coast. Almost all showed white neck rings in the afternoon light.
A group of 70 flew south over Inglenook Fen followed by a group of about
350. Later a group of 70 was seen flying north at Laguna Point.
Sun, 7 Oct 2001 -- Chris Slingsby and Rya Rubenthaller report seeing a
BURROWING OWL in Potter Valley in the pastures east of the pond on Burris
Lane. This was about 12:30. I tried to see it about an hour and a half
later but was unable to refind it. There have been more recent reports of
Burrowing owls in this vicinity, and in the lower pasture with the bulls
west of the barn with the red roof, and in the grassy fields between Burris
Lane and Pine Avenue.
Sun, 7 Oct 2001 -- This morning Chuck Vaughn, Matthew Matthiessen, and I
made a trip to the Hull Mountain area mainly to look for the Clark's
Nutcrackers reported recently. We crossed through the Hull Creek drainage
on Forest Service Road 20N16 from High Rock on M6 to Monkey Rock on M1.
None of us had ever birded this road before. The road was in good condition
and easy to drive except for the last quarter mile near Monkey Rock which
is definitely for high clearance four-wheel-drive. We did not find any
nutcrackers but had an interesting day birding. A full list follows. --
Band-tailed Pigeon 12
White-headed Woodpecker 5
W. Scrub Jay
Red-breasted Nuthatch many
Townsend's Solitaire 5, from 3850' to 6100'
Audubon's Y-r Warbler
Fox Sparrow 3, Slate-colored, not the local _brevicauda_ breeders
Oregon D-e Junco