A 3-day Portland Audubon trip to all-too-warm Wallowa Co nevertheless yielded a few good birds, and happy people!
The whole group got excellent looks at this Gyr along Elk Mountain Rd, about 1mi north of Repplinger.
This bird was at Wallowa Lake State Park.
Other goodies included 4 Pygmy-Owls, 1 Great Horned on the nest, Gray Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawk, American Tree Sparrow, Common Redpoll, Gray-crowned Rosy-finch and Harris’s Sparrow.
Just back from 2 weeks of SE China with Randy Hill and Jim Danzenbaker. It was a memorable trip with a total of about 217 species. Highlights were 5 species of cranes, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Reeves’s Pheasant, Baer’s Pochard, Scaly-sided Merganser and a plethora of buntings.
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Male Gray-chinned Minivet near Wuhuan
Little Forktail near Wuhuan
Reeves’s Pheasant without the tail at Dongzhai NNR
Black-throated Bushtit at Dongzhai NNR
My friend Casey found a Virginia’s Warbler at his suet feeder! What a bird for the area!
Looks like this is an first year bird. Not really any yellow on the breast other than the vent/rump. All gray back (separating it from Nashville), nice eyering.
After a year of waiting, the Costa’s Hummingbird at Eric Horvath’s house is now back, as a bright adult male!!!
This mega rarity was found a few days ago by Ryan Merrill. Today was finally the day that we gave chase.
An adult Laughing Gull (with only one leg) was found at South Beach SP south of Newport. The bird seems to be moving further south every day.
Merlin at the Bridgeport Bar, Douglas Co.
The classic tee’d-up Northern Pygmy-Owl along Bolster Rd near Chesaw.