Posted by: atowhee | May 30, 2013


That’s how it worked out for our Malheur field trip today, sponsored by Klamath Bird Observatory. We left Ashland before 7AM, drove over 300 miles to eastern Oregon and saw over 105 species.
Best birds of the day: Sora in Klamath Marsh, Clark’s Nutcracker in Lake County, Bank Swallows in KLamath County, Gray Jay east of Lily Glen in Jackson County, young SandhillCrane east of Lily Glen campground, and Gray Flycatcher south of Riley in Harney County.
Here’s the oddest bird of the day. From the back he looked like the many other male Red-winged Blackbirds in Klamath Marsh NWR:RWBL OFF WINGSRWBL ODD FLY (1280x1280)

RWBL ODD1 (1280x1280) This red-wing had a color on his chest that matched the orange in his wing patch. And he had pale-marked feathers on the his tail and wings.

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BURRO3 (1280x1280)


  1. […] This lone Burrowing Owl was in a dry field opposite the beginning of Ruh-Red Road on Hwy 205 south of Burns. This is same owl attacked by Brewer’s Blackbird in earlier post. […]

  2. If the lady blackbirds like that orange patch, maybe we’ll see more of them.

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